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London tram driver suspended after ‘asleep’ video emerges

Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 12:13 p.m.

A London tram driver was suspended Saturday after video was published that appears to show him asleep at the wheel on the same route where another tram derailed this month, killing seven people and injuring more than 50.

Mark Zuckerberg outlines Facebook’s ideas to battle fake news

Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 11:21 a.m.

A week after trying to reassure the public that it was “extremely unlikely hoaxes changed the outcome of this election,” Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg outlined several ways the company might try to stop the spread of fake news on the platform in the future.

Activists: Intense bombing of Syria’s Aleppo kills 20

Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 10:14 a.m.

Government bombardment of besieged rebel-held neighborhoods in the northern city of Aleppo killed at least 20 people Saturday Syrian opposition activists said, a day after the health directorate said all hospital in opposition areas have been knocked out of service.

Shifting US policy to right, Trump taps Sessions, Flynn

Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 6:58 p.m.

President-elect Donald Trump signaled a sharp rightward shift in U.S. national security policy Friday with his announcement that he will nominate Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general and Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo to head the CIA, turning to a pair of staunch conservatives as he begins to fill out his Cabinet.

British girl gets wish to be frozen after death

Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 3:45 p.m.

Garret Smyth poses for a photograph, during an interview with the Associated Press in London on Friday. Smyth was the first British resident to sign up for the cryonic preservation process. (Frank Augstein / Associated Press)
The teenage girl’s instructions were direct: She didn’t want to be buried, but to be frozen – with the hope she can continue her life in the future when cancer is cured.

Trump agrees to $25M settlement to resolve Trump U. lawsuits

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 1:55 p.m.

In this Nov. 9 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks during an election night rally in New York. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)
President-elect Donald Trump agreed Friday to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits against his now-defunct Trump University for real estate investors, averting a trial in a potentially embarrassing case that he had vowed during the campaign to keep fighting.

Shelling of market in Yemen’s Taiz kills 21

Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 1:08 p.m.

More than 20 civilians were killed in the shelling of a busy market in the war-torn Yemeni city of Taiz, including a member of an international aid group, the group and medical officials said on Friday.

Tests show high lead levels in water at 60 Cleveland schools

Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 11:59 a.m.

Cleveland’s school district will replace hundreds of drinking fountains, restroom faucets, outdoor spigots and other water fixtures after tests found high lead levels in the water at 60 of its buildings.

President Obama blocks new oil, gas drilling in Arctic Ocean

Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 11:18 a.m.

In this 2007 file photo, an oil transit pipeline runs across the tundra to flow station at the Prudhoe Bay oil field on Alaska’s North Slope. (AL Grillo / Associated Press)
The Obama administration is blocking new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, handing a victory to environmentalists who say industrial activity in the icy waters will harm whales, walruses and other wildlife and exacerbate global warming.

Residents file class-action suit over man-made earthquakes

Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 10:19 a.m.

Residents of the town hit by Oklahoma’s worst earthquake have filed a class-action lawsuit against dozens of energy companies, accusing them of triggering dozens of temblors by injecting wastewater from oil and gas production underground.

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