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News : Offbeat

California surgeon, girlfriend face additional rape charges

Thursday  22:40,   18 october 2018
msn

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors added criminal charges involving five additional victims Wednesday in the case of a California surgeon and his girlfriend who were previously charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two... >>>

Saudi Arabia Weighs Blaming Intelligence Official for Khashoggi Killing

Thursday  22:40,   18 october 2018
nytimes

Saudi rulers are considering blaming Gen. Ahmed al-Assiri, a deputy intelligence director who is close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin... >>>

Justice Department asks Supreme Court to toss kids' climate change lawsuit

Thursday  22:40,   18 october 2018
nbcnews

The suit was filed in 2015 by a group of young people who said the government violated their right to "a climate system capable of sustaining human life." They seek sharp reductions in carbon dioxide emissions and a national plan for restoring the... >>>

Trump Believed His Stormy Daniels ‘Horseface’ Tweet Was Politically Brilliant

Thursday  22:30,   18 october 2018
thedailybeast

Donald Trump caught various West Wing officials off-guard on Tuesday when he decided to describe the woman alleging that they’d had an affair as having a... >>>

Russia Wants U.S. to Admit 'Nobody Can Win Nuclear War'

Thursday  22:30,   18 october 2018
newsweek

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the U.S. and the Soviet Union had an understanding that "nobody can win a nuclear war and, for that reason, it cannot... >>>

Serena's coach says in-match coaching should be allowed

Thursday  22:20,   18 october 2018
msn

Serena Williams' coach says in-match coaching should be allowed in tennis to help the sport's popularity. Mouratoglou, who admitted he used banned hand signals to try to help Williams during her loss in the U.S. Open final, wrote Thursday, Oct. 18,... >>>

Uber is testing an on-demand labor service

Thursday  22:20,   18 october 2018
cnbc

The new program is called Uber Works and is testing in Chicago, would expand the ride-hailing giant beyond the transportation realm for the first... >>>

Heidi Cruz Didn’t Plan for This

Thursday  22:20,   18 october 2018
theatlantic

A whole new world—that is what Ted Cruz wanted to give... >>>

Washington state Supreme Court rules juvenile life sentence without parole is unconstitutional

Thursday  22:20,   18 october 2018
thehill

Washington state's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that sentencing juveniles to life in prison without the chance for parole is unconstitutional. The court ruled 5-4 to uphold a state court of appeals ruling that a statute that allows 16- and... >>>

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi former diplomat called 'pivotal' in apparent assassination

Thursday  22:20,   18 october 2018
cnn

Saudi intelligence officer and former diplomat Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb played a "pivotal role" in the apparent assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a source familiar with the Turkish investigation has told CNN. The source said that... >>>

Democrats question plan for new FBI HQ near Trump's DC hotel

Thursday  21:55,   18 october 2018
reuters

The Democrats said they had serious concerns about an "abrupt decision" by President Trump to abandon an earlier plan to move FBI headquarters to the... >>>

2 maintenance workers found not guilty in Schlitterbahn waterslide death

Thursday  21:55,   18 october 2018
kmbc

Two maintenance workers accused of deliberately misleading investigators after a 10-year-old boy was decapitated on a Schlitterbahn waterslide were found not guilty... >>>

California revisits three-strike life sentences

Thursday  21:55,   18 october 2018
msn

California will reconsider life sentences for up to 4,000 nonviolent third-strike criminals by allowing them to seek parole under a ballot measure approved by voters two years ago, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press on... >>>

J.C. Penney lures workers with free vacations as talent war heats up

Thursday  21:41,   18 october 2018
businessinsider

JCPenney is on the hunt for 39,000 seasonal workers this year. To aid in its search, it hosted a nationwide hiring day where applicants were invited to come in to their local store and interview for... >>>

China's stocks are plunging, and that's bad news for Wall Street

Thursday  21:41,   18 october 2018
cnbc

When China's stock market falls sharply, there's a good chance U.S. stocks —and some big blue chip names like Goldman Sachs and Caterpillar—go down with... >>>