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American Airlines glitch let all pilots take off for the holidays

American Airlines glitch let all pilots take off for the holidays In reaction, the APA, which represents about 15,000 American Airlines pilots, has filed a Presidential Grievance, according to the post. It's unclear if West Michigan's Gerald R. The software error gave time off to too many pilots between 17-31 December, the company told employees in an email last week. The Allied Pilots Association is arguing that the proposed solution violates its labor contract... [Full Article...]

'Jesus Tomb' Tests Show Site Much Older Than Previously Thought

'Jesus Tomb' Tests Show Site Much Older Than Previously Thought As the holiday season approaches, National Geographic announced the upcoming premiere of a new special offering exclusive access to the tomb of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem as scientists race to fix the Edicule-informally called the "little house" enclosing the tomb. [Full Article...]

Police fine 2 Americans $154 each for baring buttocks at Thai temples

Police fine 2 Americans $154 each for baring buttocks at Thai temples They were each fined 5,000 baht (£114) for baring their buttocks for a picture taken last week at Bangkok's Wat Arun, or Temple of the Dawn. The self-proclaimed "travel junkies" from California maintain an Instagram account called Travelling_Butts where they post their exposed photos. [Full Article...]

Trump's Wild Morning: Tweets About Muslim Violence And Scarborough's Dead Intern

Trump's Wild Morning: Tweets About Muslim Violence And Scarborough's Dead Intern There is zero proof that Scarborough had anything to do with it. While this would have been a typical morning for a president, Trump also chose to highlight videos of alleged Muslim violence and imply that MSNBC's Joe Scarborough killed his staffer. [Full Article...]

New Orleans will send first responders to help Puerto Rico's recovery

New Orleans will send first responders to help Puerto Rico's recovery The plan would invest $146 billion in the two USA territories. "This is not acceptable, and we are here today to tell the people of Puerto Rico and tell the people of the Virgin Islands that they are not forgotten, they are not alone, and that we intend to do everything possible to rebuild those lovely islands". [Full Article...]

The Pentagon is Downplaying Number of US Troops in Iraq and Syria

The Pentagon is Downplaying Number of US Troops in Iraq and Syria Even before Donald Trump was elected, the actual numbers were usually different - and nearly invariably higher - than those reported, as the United States used counted some troops as being on " temporary assignments " while others were on " overlapping rotations ". [Full Article...]

"Development for Congress meant distributing handpumps": PM Modi

Addressing a rally in Rajkot recently, Prime Minister Modi had taken a similar dig at Congress for making a reference to his beginning as a tea vendor in a picture tweeted by their "volunteer" group last week. But Morbi is also witnessed of the big confrontation headed by Hardik Patel in opposition to the ruling party. A comparison of the audiences the two rallies drew was expected after report... [Full Article...]

TODAY'S FORECAST: Sunny, high near 56

An upper trough associated with a low offshore brings a chance for some snow showers Sunday with another ridge of high pressure building in Monday . MONDAY: Mostly cloudy and mild. Tuesday, December 5: High: mid-30s. TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy and breezy with a 30% chance of rain. As you're getting up conditions outside will be clear to mostly clear with temperatures in the upper 30s to mi... [Full Article...]

Rouhani: Saudi tensions with Iran 'to cover up defeats'

Rouhani: Saudi tensions with Iran 'to cover up defeats' As she embarked on a whistlestop tour of the conservative kingdom and Jordan, countries she last visited in April, Mrs May said she hoped her visit would bolster links with the region as Britain prepares to leave the EU. Mrs May has faced repeated calls to suspend arms sales following claims of breaches of worldwide law in Yemen under the Saudi-led coalition bombing campaign. [Full Article...]

Microsoft adds SAP as cloud partner in battle against Amazon

Microsoft adds SAP as cloud partner in battle against Amazon The announcement included customer testimonials from businesses using SAP solutions from Azure. A number of mutual big name customers including the Coca-Cola Co. This week, Microsoft execs said they would be using SAP S/4HANA on Azure to run the company's own internal finance processes. Last year, that market was said to be worth US$22.16 billion, with Amazon Web Services taking a 44 percent... [Full Article...]

India, Singapore promise to each other to fight worldwide terrorism

India, Singapore promise to each other to fight worldwide terrorism Later in the day, he also delivered a lecture on the topic "Defence Relations between Singapore and India in an Evolving Indo-Pacific Security Landscape" at the Brookings Institution India Centre. The two countries' defence ministers reaffirmed the "strong and long-standing defence relationship" between the two countries during the second India-Singapore Defence Ministers' Dialogue (DMD). [Full Article...]

'Complicit' named word of the year by Dictionary.com

'Complicit' named word of the year by Dictionary.com Our essential brief on culture, the news, and more. Jane Solomon, a lexicographer at Dictionary.com told The Associated Press that searches for the word on the Dictionary.com website increased by nearly 300 percent over the year. " Complicit has sprung up in conversations about those who speak out against powerful figures in institutions, and those who stay silent". The company also announc... [Full Article...]

Trump 'actively considering' moving USA embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Trump 'actively considering' moving USA embassy in Israel to Jerusalem He is facing a new deadline in early December on whether to extend the waiver again, a practice that his predecessors used to avoid inflaming tensions in the Middle East. "Resolution 181 was subsequently cited in the Declaration of Independence of the State of Israel, marking the beginning of a relationship between Israel and the United Nations that has endured and deepened, even during challengin... [Full Article...]

War criminal drinks poison in court as sentence is upheld

War criminal drinks poison in court as sentence is upheld Croatian former general Slobodan Praljak stands prior to the start of his appeal judgement at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on November 29, 2017 at the Hague . Praljak is one of six former Bosnian Croat political and military leaders of the self-proclaimed Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia which existed during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War. [Full Article...]

Senior Saudi Prince Miteb freed in 'billion-dollar deal'

Senior Saudi Prince Miteb freed in 'billion-dollar deal' Prince Miteb was one of the most prominent of the high profile officials detained. "Almighty, thanks be to you ...", Abeer bint Khaled bin Abdullah, a royal family member, said on Twitter. "We show them all the files that we have and as soon as they see those about 95 percent agree to a settlement", bin Salman reportedly said. The official, who is involved in the anti-corruption campaign, said... [Full Article...]

HIV being caught sooner in more people, CDC says

HIV being caught sooner in more people, CDC says In fact, the state of Georgia saw a 25 percent decrease in new HIV cases from 2008 to 2014, he said. 59 percent of heterosexuals at increased risk for HIV. According to the newspaper, the WHO's European regional director, Zsuzsanna Jakab, warns that if the virus - which causes Aids - continues to spread at the current rate, "we will not be able to achieve the. [Full Article...]

Instagram now lets you remix the photos your friends send you

Instagram now lets you remix the photos your friends send you The loop can be paused by your friends by tapping and holding on the loop. This is one of the top features of Snapchat, which has supported image annotations since the beginning. Once you sent your reply created in this way, the recipient can then remix your remix and send you that. and so on. You still have the option to fade away after a one-time view, too, so people can be as ephemeral, o... [Full Article...]

Twitter Slams Trump For Retweeting Anti-Muslim Videos Posted By Jayda Fransen

Twitter Slams Trump For Retweeting Anti-Muslim Videos Posted By Jayda Fransen The group regularly share content criticizing what they regard as the "Islamification of the United Kingdom". In a separate development, Fransen was also charged with using "threatening, abusive or insulting words or behavior" during a speech she made in Belfast in Northern Ireland. [Full Article...]

PM Modi slammed Congress over Somanth Temple

PM Modi slammed Congress over Somanth Temple So, there is no mention about the issues and problems concerning the voters of Modi's home state in his talks. The prime minister's latest salvo adds to a string of accusations against Congress' dynastic politics and elitism, a point that the BJP has continually attacked and pitted against PM Modi's beginnings as a tea vendor. [Full Article...]

I'm Lashkar's biggest supporter and know they like me, says Pervez Musharraf

I'm Lashkar's biggest supporter and know they like me, says Pervez Musharraf In the interview, Musharraf also claimed his liking for the LeT founder Hafiz Saeed , who has a $10 million USA bounty on his head. In January this year, 68-year-old Saeed was recently released after almost ten-month-long house arrest in Pakistan following a court order. [Full Article...]


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