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December 18, 2017 1:54 PM Stormy week ahead for holiday travel

Two storm systems are expected to move through the country this week, just ahead of the Christmas holiday, bringing more than a foot of snow to some areas and heavy rain to others. The first storm is forecast to hit the far south on Monday, bringing as much as 4 inches of rain to some areas between Texas and the Carolinas. The second storm is expected 15

December 18, 2017 1:00 PM Omarosa Goes Christmas Shopping at L.A. Mall

We doubt Omarosa would say she's glad she got fired -- hell, she won't even admit she was -- but she's definitely making the most of her newfound free time. She was cruising around Topanga Mall, outside L.A., on Sunday with a friend. Looks like they hit up NY & Co. for some holiday deals. Although the White House and Omarosa insist she's still working 16

December 18, 2017 10:47 AM Albania opposition protesters in clashes outside parliament

TIRANA, Albania – Albanian police have clashed with opposition supporters trying to force their way into and disrupt a session of parliament. Around 3,000 demonstrators are protesting against a vote to appoint a temporary prosecutor general, which they consider to be unconstitutional. Riot police pushed back the protesters, who threw smoke bombs toward 14

December 18, 2017 5:49 AM Afghan official: Taliban kill police officer in province

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says a Taliban attack has killed a police officer in western Badghis province. Gulam Haydar Sarwari, the province's deputy police chief, says the attack took place on Sunday night when insurgents targeted a police security post in the remote district of Ab Kamari. Sarwari says the clash lasted almost four hours 16

December 18, 2017 5:05 AM Bob Corker says he didn’t know tax bill included provision that may help his real estate biz

Corker said he wasn't aware of the provision when be backed the final tax bill, because he hasn't read it. Sen. Bob Corker said his sudden switch from a no vote to a yes vote on the GOP tax bill had nothing to do with a last-minute provision that could benefit his real estate empire. Just days ago, the Tennessee Republican was the only senator in his party 18

December 18, 2017 3:45 AM Power Outage Halts Flights at Atlanta International Airport

Effects of the outage at Hartsfield-Jackson, the world’s busiest airport by passenger traffic, are expected to spill into Monday’s flights A power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport unleashed havoc on travelers around the country Sunday, leading to hundreds of flight cancellations during one of the most hectic travel periods of the year. The power 27

December 18, 2017 12:58 AM The Latest: Family, friends remember San Francisco mayor

Family, friends and fellow politicians remembered San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee as a man with great humility, integrity and a winning smile. Fellow Democrats including Sen. Dianne Feinstein, former mayors and Lee's two daughters spoke Sunday at the roughly two-hour public memorial inside City Hall's rotunda. The celebration of Lee's life also included musical 15

December 17, 2017 11:27 PM Gunmen assassinate mayor of Libya's biggest port city

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Gunmen fatally shot the mayor of Libya’s third-largest city, Misrata, late on Sunday, ambushing his car inside the city, security officials said. The North African oil producer has been in chaos since the 2011 uprising that unseated Muammar Gaddafi, but Misrata, Libya’s biggest port, had been relative peaceful until now. Gunmen chased 23

December 17, 2017 11:00 PM Korean battle flags tied to Kim Jong Un ancestor unearthed at US Naval Academy

Korean battle flags purportedly tied to Kim Ung-u, Kim Jong Un’s ancestor, were found this month at the U.S. Naval Academy as British ensigns were being taken out of display cases, the US Naval Institute (USNI) said Friday. (USNI News) Korean battle flags purportedly connected to Kim Ung-u, a direct ancestor of Kim Jong Un, were found this month at the U.S. Naval 24

December 17, 2017 10:40 PM Equinix to buy Australia's Metronode data center group for $791 million

SYDNEY (Reuters) - U.S. data center group Equinix Inc on Monday said it was buying Australian data center company Metronode from the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in an all-cash deal worth A$1.035 billion ($791.15 million). Metronode operates internet and communications infrastructure facilities throughout Australia for some of the country’s largest 13