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News : Offbeat

Canadian ex-diplomat detained in Beijing knows China well, colleagues say

Thursday  21:30,   13 december 2018
reuters

Canadian ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig, who was detained in Beijing earlier this week, is a fluent Mandarin speaker with a great love of China who has traveled to some of the most sensitive parts of the Asian country, people who have worked with him... >>>

Pa. man who killed teen in road rage shooting gets 20-40 years

Thursday  21:20,   13 december 2018
msn

A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a recent high school graduate in a fit of road rage will spend at least 20 years in prison. David Desper was sentenced to 20 to 40 years after an emotional hearing on Thursday that had him,... >>>

As next execution looms, Florida debates the drugs it uses to kill

Thursday  21:20,   13 december 2018
tampabay

Dec. 13--The last time Florida carried out an execution, witnesses said the condemned man -- Eric Branch -- screamed and thrashed as lethal chemicals coursed through his... >>>

Cash spill on New Jersey highway leads to multiple crashes, chaos during morning commute

Thursday  21:05,   13 december 2018
foxnews

Thursday morning might mark the first time a New Jersey commuter preferred to be in a "cash... >>>

Exclusive: Trump, in Fox News interview, says he never ‘directed’ Michael Cohen ‘to do anything wrong’

Thursday  20:55,   13 december 2018
foxnews

President Trump spoke out in his first interview since Michael Cohen was sentenced to... >>>

Eagles QB Carson Wentz has a fractured vertebrae, was not found until this week

Thursday  20:40,   13 december 2018
sports.yahoo

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) has a fractured vertebrae, according to a report. It’s not just a standard sore back Carson Wentz is dealing with. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said Wentz has a fracture in his back. ESPN’s Adam... >>>

Las Vegas housing weakness signals the slowdown is spreading

Thursday  20:40,   13 december 2018
online.wsj

The national housing slowdown is spreading to markets like Las Vegas and Phoenix, where only weeks ago prices were still... >>>

A billionaire vanished for 400 days, and his empire boomed

Thursday  20:30,   13 december 2018
bloomberg

More than a year ago, he vanished into the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh, along with dozens of Saudi princes and businessmen. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

Trump again claims Mexico will pay for his wall. Democrats say it means Congress doesn't need to

Thursday  20:30,   13 december 2018
cnbc

In a tweet Thursday, the president contended that his stance on America's southern neighbor funding the wall "has never changed." He claimed his replacement of the North American Free Trade Agreement would cause Mexico to pay for the barrier "just... >>>

Should you buy a Surface Pen for the Surface Pro 6?

Thursday  20:30,   13 december 2018
windowscentral

Best answer: Yes! But only if you think you'll be doing a lot of note-taking, digital art, or... >>>

Excessive Restaurant Portions Are Not Just an American Phenomenon, Says Study

Thursday  20:30,   13 december 2018
foodandwine

Meals in the U.S. actually had fewer calories than those in four out of the five countries we were compared... >>>

Report: Carson Wentz has a fracture in his back

Thursday  20:20,   13 december 2018
sbnation

More news on Philadelphia’s quarterback situation. UPDATED STORY: Multiple reports indicate Carson Wentz has a fracture in his back. From Adam Schefter: A recent CT scan on Carson Wentz’s back revealed a fractured vertebrae that, if allowed time to... >>>

Pessimism among mom-and-pop investors hits a 5-year high

Thursday  20:20,   13 december 2018
cnbc

Pessimism among retail investors was at worst level since in about 5½ years, according to the latest American Association of Individual Investors survey. The 48.9 percent of those who think the S&P 500 will be negative in six months is up 18.4... >>>

From Cave Divers to a Fearless Flier, Here Are the Heroes of 2018

Thursday  20:20,   13 december 2018
time

“The most important lesson we learned is that nothing is impossible.” — Feliz Solomon/Mae Sai, Thailand, with reporting by Am Sandford © Shawn Poynter—The New York Times/Redux James Shaw Jr., who disarmed the man who opened fire at a Waffle House... >>>

Virgin Galactic rocket ship reaches space in test flight

Thursday  20:05,   13 december 2018
msn

Virgin Galactic says its tourism spaceship has climbed more than 50 miles high, which the company considers the boundary of... >>>