Ukraine rebel leader says situation in Luhansk is attempted coup

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The presence of armed men in the streets of the capital of Ukraine's breakaway Luhansk region is an attempted coup by a fired local police chief, Igor Plotnitsky, the head of the self-styled "Luhansk People's Republic" (LNR), said on Wednesday. Plotnitsky sacked Igor Kornet, the local interior minister, on Monday. "How else can you call the situation when … [Read more...]

David Cassidy dead at 67

David Cassidy, whose starring role on “The Partridge Family” made him a teen heartthrob in the 70s, passed away Tuesday night from organ failure. … [Read more...]

'Zero Hope For Denuclearizing North Korea,' China Expert Says

BEIJING ― President Donald Trump’s designation of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism may not be the best way to quell the country’s nuclear ambitions, according to one expert in China. … [Read more...]

15 Twists On Shepherd's Pie Your Winter Dinner Rotation Is Missing

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Woman Accused of Stealing $300K in Airline Miles from Former Employer

A New Hampshire woman is accused of stealing more than $300,000 worth of airline miles from an ex-employer. … [Read more...]

Violent Feud Between California Shooter and Neighbors Brewed Months Before Deadly Rampage

Months before a shooting rampage that killed five people, a violent feud brewed … [Read more...]

Donald Trump's Childish 'IT WAS ME' Plea For Credit Sets Twitter On Fire

President Donald Trump is being ridiculed after he pleaded for credit in the release of three college basketball players detained in China. … [Read more...]

Russia Wanted Trump As President And It Got Him. Now What Does America Do?

WASHINGTON ― Russia’s tyrant works to help the Republican nominee win America’s presidential election. … [Read more...]

Wes Goodman: Anti-LGBT Republican politician 'caught having sex with man in his office' facing 30 sexual misconduct accusations

An anti-LGBT Republican politician who was allegedly caught having sex with a man in his office is facing more than 30 accusations of sexual misconduct. Wes Goodman, a state legislator for Ohio, has already been forced to resign after a witness to the reported extramarital affair told the Ohio House Chief of Staff. Mr Goodman, who routinely promotes “family values”, is married to a woman who is … [Read more...]

Catholic School Statue Covered Up For Being Too Gross And Weird

A Catholic school in Australia has covered up a statue of a saint giving a loaf of bread to a boy after complaints that it was too suggestive. … [Read more...]

Katy Tur Has A 'Brutal Question' For Trump Over His Support For 'Accused Pedophile'

NBC’s Katy Tur isn’t mincing words when it comes to President Donald Trump’s defense of Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday despite Moore’s alleged sexual misconduct. … [Read more...]

12 Ways To Eat Sushi You Haven't Thought Of Yet

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Conyers confirms harassment settlement; ethics probe opens

DETROIT (AP) — John Conyers has dealt with various ethics investigations and a public corruption case that landed his wife in prison during a U.S. House career spanning more than five decades — longer than any other current member. … [Read more...]

Whitefish Shuts Down Operations In Puerto Rico, Claims It's Owed $83 Million

Whitefish Energy is halting work on Puerto Rico’s hurricane-ravaged electrical grid after claiming the U.S. territory owes the company $83 million. … [Read more...]

Weather improves but clock ticks for Argentine submarine search

By Walter Bianchi MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - The search for a missing Argentine submarine and its 44-member crew was helped by calmer seas on Tuesday, but there were no new clues about its location and worries multiplied because the vessel may be running low on oxygen, a navy spokesman said. The ARA San Juan was en route from Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city, to its base in Mar … [Read more...]

FBI treating border agent's death as assault, for now

DALLAS (AP) — An FBI official said Tuesday that the bureau is investigating the death of a border patrol agent and injuring of another as "potential assault," but he wouldn't rule out that they could have been injured in some other way. … [Read more...]

U.S. diplomats accuse Tillerson of breaking child soldiers law

By Jason Szep and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal documents reviewed by Reuters. A confidential State Department “dissent” memo, which … [Read more...]

Venezuela arrests six top executives from PDVSA's US subsidiary Citgo

Venezuela on Tuesday arrested the acting president and five other top executives in charge of Citgo, the US refinery subsidiary of troubled state oil company PDVSA, on corruption charges. "Six senior executives have been arrested," said chief prosecutor Tarek William Saab, adding that the charges included embezzlement, bid rigging, money laundering and criminal association. The Citgo chief, Jose … [Read more...]