Lawyer: Tracy Morgan Still Struggling With Severe Brain Injury – NBCNews.com

Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tracy Morgan is still fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a highway crash more than five months ago, and it’s uncertain if he will be “the Tracy Morgan he once was,” his lawyer said in New Jersey courtroom on Tuesday. Attorney Benedict Morelli said the former “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock”…

Palestinians kill four in Jerusalem synagogue attack – Reuters

Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such incident in six years in the holy city. Three of the victims held dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship and the fourth man was a British-Israeli national, police said. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to respond with a “heavy hand” and…

Obama’s potential immigration plan could enter uncharted territory – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

President Obama’s expected action lifting the threat of deportation from millions of undocumented immigrants, which could come as early as this week, will expand the authority of the executive branch into murky, uncharted territory. The path is built on the long-accepted principle, going at least as far back as the 1970s, that any administration should have wide discretion over how it deals with those who are in this country illegally….

Keystone XL chances dim in Senate as King says ‘no’ – Reuters

Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Keystone XL supporters in the U.S. Senate faced tough odds for passing a bill to approve the oil pipeline from Canada on Tuesday after one lawmaker they hoped might be a “yes” said he would vote against the project. “Congress is not – nor should it be – in the business of legislating the approval or disapproval of a construction project,” Senator Angus King, an independent from…

Charles Manson Set to Tie the Knot With 26-Year-Old Woman – ABC News

Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mass murderer Charles Manson is set to tie the knot with a 26-year-old woman who has spent years trying to exonerate him. According to the Associated Press, a marriage license was issued Nov. 7 in Kings County, Calif. for the 80-year-old and Afton Elaine Burton, who goes by the name “Star.” No date has been set, but a wedding coordinator has been assigned by the prison to handle the nuptials,…

Cost to Treat Ebola: $1 Million For Two Patients – NBCNews.com

Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

It cost more than $1 million to treat two patients sent to the University of Nebraska’s Medical Center, the hospital’s chancellor said Tuesday. And it’s still not clear who will pay the bill and how. It’s the first on-the-record estimate of what it’s cost to treat Ebola patients in the United States. So far, 10 people have been treated on U.S. soil — most recently, Sierra Leonean Dr. Martin…

Three Americans among dead in Palestinian attack on Jerusalem synagogue – Fox News

Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Three Americans were among four worshipers killed in a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday by a pair of Palestinians wielding meat cleavers and a gun and shouting “Allahu Akbar” in a brutal attack that prompted a vow from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to “respond harshly.” The American citizens — identified as Aryeh Kupinsky, Kalmen Levin and Moshe Twersky — were killed along with a Briton when the assailants, identified as cousins, stormed…

FBI warns Ferguson grand jury decision ‘will likely’ lead to violence – Fox News

Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The FBI is warning law enforcement agencies nationwide that a grand jury’s decision on whether a Missouri police officer will face charges for killing Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, “will likely” lead to attacks on police officers and key infrastructure. Violence could erupt following the decision whether or not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Brown, a black man,…

What explains the continuing fascination with Charles Manson? – BBC News

Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

18 November 2014 Last updated at 14:23 By Justin Parkinson & Luke Jones BBC News Magazine A recent photo of Charles Manson, now aged 80 Murderous cult leader Charles Manson has been granted a licence to marry, but what is it about this man, who committed his crimes more than 40 years ago, that continues to fascinate? The…

Keystone Vote May Be Too Late to Help Democrat Hold Senate Seat – Businessweek

Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Even if Mary Landrieu is able to win passage of her Senate bill tonight to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, analysts said it may not be enough to affect the outcome of her re-election bid. Scheduling the vote set off another round of lobbying on a project that TransCanada Corp. (TRP) first proposed more than six years ago. That includes lobbying by Landrieu herself, who was targeting retiring senators…

NFL suspends Adrian Peterson without pay for at least rest of regular season – USA TODAY

Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson hasn’t played since Week 1.(Photo: Brace Hemmelgarn, USA TODAY Sports) Saying Adrian Peterson has “shown no meaningful remorse” for his conduct, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended the Minnesota Vikings star without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 season Tuesday morning. The NFL Players Association quickly announced it will appeal the decision and demand a neutral arbitrator — not Goodell — to…

Four dead in suspected Palestinian attack on Jerusalem synagogue – Reuters

Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Two suspected Palestinian men armed with axes and knives killed four people in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, Israeli police and emergency services said, the deadliest such attack in the city in years. The attack took place shortly after dawn in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of West Jerusalem. Pictures posted by an Israeli army spokesman on the Internet showed a man in…

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon issues state of emergency ahead of Ferguson grand … – Fox News

Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard Monday in advance of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Nixon said the National Guard would assist state and local police as needed, in case there is civil unrest when the grand jury’s decision…

Charles Manson reluctantly applies for marriage license to wed girlfriend – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

View Photo Gallery —The 80-year-old convict has been issued a marriage license. Here’s a look at the man behind “Helter Skelter.” Now 80 years old, Charles Manson’s hippie exterior has weathered. Once 5-foot-2, the gray-haired mass murder is undoubtedly shorter today. He walks with a cane and smiles with a set of dingy dentures. The X — later turned into a swastika — that he carved into his forehead now…

Five more Ukrainian soldiers killed, German foreign minister visits Kiev – Reuters

Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

KIEV (Reuters) – Five Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the conflict in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, the military said on Tuesday, as Germany’s foreign minister prepared to hold talks on the crisis in both Kiev and Moscow. The trip by Frank-Walter Steinmeier will be one of the first visits by a senior German official to Moscow since the Ukraine crisis erupted earlier this year, provoking a…

Mo. governor declares ‘emergency’ before jury ruling – USA TODAY

Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says Monday that the National Guard will be on standby as a Ferguson grand jury makes its decision in the case of Michael Brown shooting. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon also declared a state of emergency in Ferguson. VPC Rick Canmore of Normandy, Mo., left, and Angelique Kidd of Ferguson stand in the cold, protesting across the street from the Ferguson Police Department.(Photo: Jack Gruber, USA…

White House Confirms Death of American Aid Worker Peter Kassig in New Video – ABC News

Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014

President Obama offered “prayers and condolences” today to the family of Peter Kassig, an American aid worker killed by ISIS, which posted a new video online boasting of the killing. Kassig, the fifth Western hostage ISIS has claimed to have killed since August, changed his name to Abdul-Rahman after converting to Islam, according to his parents. The aid worker and former Army Ranger was abducted in October 2013 while traveling…

Surgeon who contracted Ebola virus in Sierra Leone dies at Nebraska hospital – Fox News

Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014

A surgeon who contracted the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone died Monday at a Nebraska hospital where he was being treated in a biocontainment unit, the facility said in a statement. A statement released Monday by Nebraska Medical Center said Dr. Martin Salia “has passed away as a result of the advanced symptoms of the disease.” Hospital spokesman Taylor Wilson said Salia died shortly after 4 a.m. Monday. Salia’s…

Pelosi dismisses ‘fuss’ over denial of proxy vote to pregnant lawmaker – The Hill

Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is defending her caucus’ decision to bar the pregnant Rep. Tammy Duckworth from voting in the party’s leadership elections this week, saying she’s not sure what all the “fuss” is about. Duckworth, a 46-year-old Illinois Democrat who lost both her legs in the Iraq War, had penned a letter to Democratic leaders asking for permission to vote by proxy after her doctor prohibited her…


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