The right-wing medical association that Trump’s health secretary choice belongs toSat, 03 Dec 2016 11:14 | Yahoo News
Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., tears a page from the national health care bill during a press conference at the Capitol in 2012. If you’re an American who misses the days when you could pick a doctor out of the phone book, write a check to pay for the visit and be done with it, you may be pleased to hear that the next president’s nominee to run the nation’s health system belongs to an organization that agrees with you. The nominee is Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., Donald Trump’s pick as secretary of health and human services, and the organization is the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, an Arizona-based group that promotes libertarian principles in health care — and an array of far-right conspiracy theories about many other topics.
Fidel Castro interred in rock, closing last chapter of historic lifeSun, 04 Dec 2016 18:44 | Reuters
By Sarah Marsh and Diego Oré SANTIAGO, Cuba (Reuters) - Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro's ashes were encased in a large granite boulder on Sunday in a ceremony that capped nine days of public mourning and aimed to literally set in stone the legacy of one of the 20th century's most influential characters. Cutting a solitary figure in his four star general's uniform, Cuban President Raul Castro placed a cedar box containing his brother's cremated remains in a niche in the rock at the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery in southeastern Cuba. A dark plaque engraved with the word "Fidel" was then fixed over the niche.
Correction: Campus Stabbing-California storySun, 04 Dec 2016 14:33 | Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Dec. 3 about the fatal stabbing of a professor, The Associated Press misidentified the professor's school in the first paragraph in some versions. The professor was from the University of Southern California, not the University of California.
Grisly search as California fire toll climbs to 33Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:15 | AFP
The grisly search for bodies in the charred remains of a California warehouse will enter its third day Monday, with relatives of the missing being asked to provide DNA samples to speed up identification. "We're expecting the worst and hoping for the best in regards to how many more victims we find," Sergeant Ray Kelly of the Alameda County Sheriff's Department said. "We will ask for them as we need them," said Captain Melanie Ditzenberger of the sheriff's department coroner's bureau.
With Mosul under siege, an unlikely chance to save ISIS-enslaved Yazidis?Sat, 03 Dec 2016 07:00 | Christian Science Monitor
Ghazal Salim had spent more than two years in slavery under the so-called Islamic State when her chance for freedom finally came. As Kurdish and Iraqi forces prepared for the offensive on Mosul in mid-October, her captor, a Jordanian IS fighter, was also making plans for the battle. Along with Ms. Salim – one of the thousands of Yazidi women and girls taken by IS in 2014 – he took his wife and child from Mosul, where they lived, to Raqqa, the de facto IS capital in Syria.
Police Let Man Take Mugshot With His Pet Bird That He Brought To CourtSat, 03 Dec 2016 16:02 | Inside Edition
He didn't know he'd be arrested on the spot so he brought his pet with him.
Gunman enters Washington restaurant hit by fake news reportsSun, 04 Dec 2016 17:40 | Reuters
Washington police said on Sunday they detained a man wielding an assault rifle who entered a pizza restaurant that was the target of fake news reports it was operating a child abuse ring led by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her top campaign aide. An unidentified 35-year-old man was being held for questioning after police were called to the Comet Ping Pong restaurant in Washington near the Maryland border, said Aquita Brown, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police Department in the nation's capital. The attack on Comet was considered an example of how fake news reports that proliferated during the election year impacted people's lives.
Abandoned lunatic asylumSun, 04 Dec 2016 14:35 | Yahoo News Photo Staff
These creepy snapshots of an eerie abandoned asylum will send a shiver down your spine. The old building, a former lunatic asylum in Columbia, South Carolina, opened in 1821, and was used to house traumatized veterans from the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865.
But the hospital is now in ruins after it was left to crumble – the insides have been stripped bare, with nothing left but peeling paintwork and gratified walls.
These eerie pictures were taken by urban explorer Bullet, who risked life and limb to explore the old hospital. (Caters News)
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Trump Deepens Diplomatic Row With ChinaSun, 04 Dec 2016 13:23 | International Business Times
As his spokespeople sought to downplay the importance of the president-elect's phone call with Taiwan's leader, Trump tweeted more criticism of China.
Texas officials: 1 killed, 7 hurt in cheerleader bus crashSat, 03 Dec 2016 17:19 | Associated Press
BIG SPRING, Texas (AP) — A woman was killed and seven other people were injured when a semitrailer crashed into a bus carrying a group of West Texas high school cheerleaders, authorities said Saturday.
Status of main battle fronts in Iraq and SyriaSat, 03 Dec 2016 12:38 | AFP
Syria's army has advanced deeper into east Aleppo where by Saturday it controlled more than half of the former rebel stronghold. Tens of thousands of civilians have fled eastern neighbourhoods of the battered northern city since President Bashar al-Assad's regime began its latest offensive in mid-November. Around 310 civilians have been killed in the government's assault on east Aleppo since November 15, the Britain-based Observatory said.
Attorney Caught on Surveillance Vandalizing Store with Anti-Trump Graffiti While Holding Glass of WineSat, 03 Dec 2016 15:06 | Inside Edition
He reportedly works for the city.
Fake U.S. embassy in Ghana shut down after decade issuing visasSun, 04 Dec 2016 07:13 | Reuters
By Matthew Mpoke Bigg ACCRA (Reuters) - Authorities in Ghana have busted a fake U.S. embassy in the capital Accra run by a criminal network that for a decade issued illegally obtained authentic visas, the U.S. State Department said. Until it was shut down this summer, the sham embassy was housed in a run-down, pink two-storey building with a corrugated iron roof and flew a U.S. flag outside. "It was not operated by the United States government, but by figures from both Ghanaian and Turkish organised crime rings and a Ghanaian attorney practicing immigration and criminal law," the State Department said in a statement released late on Friday.
Erdogan wants trade with Russia, China in local currenciesSun, 04 Dec 2016 13:41 | AFP
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country was moving towards allowing trade with Russia, China and Iran to be conducted in local currencies, as he continues his efforts to strengthen the falling lira. "If we buy something from them, we will use their money, if they buy something from us, they will use our currency," he said, ahead of a trip by Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to Russia for meetings on Tuesday. Erdogan -- who previously said discussions were underway with Moscow, Beijing and Tehran on the issue -- added that instructions related to this proposal had been given to the central bank.
What's special today for you
With a birthday on the 5th of the month you are inclined to
work well with people and enjoy them. You are talented and
versatile, very good at presenting ideas. You may have a tendency
to get itchy feet at times and need change and travel. You tend to
be very progressive, imaginative and adaptable. Your mind is quick,
clever and analytical. A restlessness in your nature may make you a
bit impatient and easily bored with routine. You may have a tendency
to shirk responsibility.
Shakespeare, Karl Marx, Neil Armstrong, Eisenhower and Albert
Einstein were born under the number 5.
Saluting the teaching Fraternity
Now your hopes and aims for the future are changing suddenly and unpredictably. You want more adventure, stimulation and excitement. Initially you may feel slightly insecure if you let go old ambitions, but this is a time to test out the unknown. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Not that you will readily divulge what you are thinking, feeling or planning to any but your nearest and most intimate partners. Feeling strong, secretive and determined, you will play your cards close to your chest for a while longer.
You know you must be more original and open to risks at work otherwise you will end up feeling stale and bored. Arguments with influential people are likely if they try to tie you down. Try not to cling to security or continue as you have been doing. Because then life will force you to look squarely at how many compromises you are making. Maybe you do feel slightly more vulnerable than usual with the Sun in your opposite sign. But there is support around if you look.
You are happily tossing out of the window a good many ideas which have been around for a long time, perhaps since your childhood. Old teachings are being abandoned since you dislike having your agenda set for you. It`s your life, so your choices. Companions see you as having a fascinating mind. Let out your bright, inventive opinions. They may not always meet with universal agreement, but they will certainly stimulate discussion.
Your penetrating mind is delving into areas that other people find obscure at the moment. What you find out may be startling or unsettling initially but in the long term you will be liberated by what you come to know about yourself and the world around you. In your emotional life, you will be acting rather unpredictably for a few days, switching from one feeling to another without warning. This makes it tricky for close relationships to run on an even keel. You do need tolerant partners who will let you go your own way.
Maybe your attitude to agreements is a touch careless, since you are finding it difficult to see the other point of view. If you can slow down slightly, and put yourself in your partner`s place, then you will be more likely to get your own way at the end of the day. It might also help to tone down your comments. Uranus can make you a touch rather un-diplomatic. If you insist on too much elbow room, or express yourself too freely, it can causes strains in rather fragile relationships.
You need to be able to operate in your career in own highly individual style away from direct supervision. More and more you cannot bear being given orders or fitting into a highly structured team set up. Your own inventive ideas will be best. You are also exploring different ways of keeping fit, new diets and ways of sorting out minor ailments. The day would be a good time to taking a more open minded path than in the past.
You are in a longish period of having Uranus casting its influence over your romantic life and self expression. Especially over the next week or so, you will be a sparkling though slightly erratic presence out on the social scene. In your heart of hearts you want to be wilder, more way out and having a whale of a time romantically. Whether you allow yourself this freedom is a moot point. But it is why you feel so restless at the moment around conventional relationships.
Freedom is what you really want, away from old restrictive situations and ties. Your home and emotional life may feel in a state of upheaval but you are abandoning much that was inhibiting from the past. What you want in terms of décor is also very different, more modern or slightly eccentric. All this is due to the influence of state-of-the-art Uranus which is passing through the lowest point in your chart for a few years. It gives you a totally new perspective on what you want from your domestic life.
Your working routines will be much speeded up and at times you will feel your energy is far too scattered. You will fizz and sparkle with brilliant ideas about almost everything now. Not everyone around will agree, but frankly you could not care less. You will demand the freedom to speak and act as you see fit. The period is opening your mind to new ideas, which can be inspiring though it does not leave you feeling very settled.
You are a curious mix of original and rather earthy at the moment so your schemes may seem whacky but they will have a practical result in mind. You may seem to be stubborn to companions over money matters, but the truth is you are not at all sure what you want. You veer from not caring much to being rather possessive. Your area of personal finances tends to be rather roller coaster, but that is not necessarily bad. It just means larger lumps sums than usual come in and go out. So you must always be in a flexible situation to cope with any eventuality.
This is definitely the time to step out of the your shell. What you want is to be applauded by everyone around. Recognition is likely as you strive hard to get your talents out on display. Though you are in no mood to fit in just to gain the upper hand. The planetary positions for the day makes you determined to be yourself. You will act as you please, even if your behaviour shocks or startles companions who knew the old you.
The planets today bring enlightenment to the hidden areas of your life. While it may be unsettling on the way through when it is triggered, it does also let you see where you have been too tied in the past, or too determined to cram yourself into a space that didn`t really fit you. Aim to be thinking and talking about loftier topics. Your wide ranging mind is attracting you to fascinating new ideas. You will be promoting your pet causes to all and sundry with a great deal of evangelical zeal just now.