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23 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Daniel Handler announces donation to diverse children's book campaign

Author Daniel Handler, best known by his pen name Lemony Snicket, has again apologized for a racial jokehe told at the National Book Awards, and is matching donations to an organization that promotes diversity in children's literature.

24 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Texas, Oklahoma threaten suits to block Obama immigration plan

As President Obama left Friday for Las Vegas to rally support for his executive actions on immigration, local officials in Arizona, Texas and Oklahoma moved to the courts to block the plan.

25 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Dyson: 'Keep engineers in Britain'

James Dyson tells the BBC it is important to keep engineers in Britain to produce hi-tech exports, as he announces a 1bn investment in research and development.

26 minutes ago // NPR

world In The Hospital, There's No Such Thing As A Lesbian Knee

People in the LGBT community often have a hard time getting appropriate health care. But the problems aren't unique to them. Doesn't everyone want to have a doctor call them by their preferred name?

27 minutes ago // CNN

world Starving and scared in Ukraine

Yuri Poznychenko has lived in the village of Stepanovka, close to Ukraine's border with Russia, all his life.

27 minutes ago // CNN

world Mexico protesters throw Molotovs

Protesters demanding justice for 43 missing students started throwing Molotov cocktails in Mexico City's main square.

28 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Claressa Shields leads U.S. boxers at world championships

Olympic champion Claressa Shields led a trio of American boxers who clinched medals at the women's world championships by winning their quarterfinal bouts on Friday.

28 minutes ago // CNN

world NATO jets scramble more for Russians

NATO has scrambled fighter jets more than 400 times this year to intercept Russian military flights, the alliance's secretary general says.

32 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Significant gap remains in Iran nuclear talks - UK

British foreign secretary Philip Hammond says parties to consult technical experts at home before talks resume in Vienna Continue reading...

33 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world China Cuts Interest Rates in Surprise Move

Bowing to political and market pressures, China cut lending rates for the first time in more than two years, in an acknowledgment that its piecemeal efforts to bolster its flagging growth have failed.

35 minutes ago // BBC

world Teenager raped 91-year-old woman

A teenager admits raping a 91-year-old woman after forcing his way into her home in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire.

36 minutes ago // CNN

world Honduran beauty queen killed

A Honduran beauty queen and her sister were found dead Wednesday, police said, and the sister's boyfriend and another man have been arrested.

37 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Adrian Peterson to Roger Goodell: 'Don't say that I'm not remorseful'

Adrian Peterson would love to have a face-to-face conversation with Roger Goodell, the man who on Tuesday suspended him without pay for at least the rest of this NFL season two weeks after the Minnesota Vikings running back's no-contest plea to a misdemeanor reckless assault charge.

37 minutes ago // UPI

world Duke and duchess of Cambridge have a full dance card for the royal visit

Aileen GraefWASHINGTON, Nov. 21 UPI -- The duke and duchess of Cambridge will be visiting New York City and Washington D.C. for the first time and their schedule is jam-packed with events.

38 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Obama runs back to the White House before Las Vegas trip because he forgot his BlackBerry

Fresh off his evenings speech on immigration, Barack Obama headed to Las Vegas on Friday morning to speak in front of a campaign-like crowd to mark his policy changes. The morning was not without its hiccups, as the president departed, then returned, then departed again Continue reading...

42 minutes ago // UPI

world Kerry holds trilateral nuclear talks with E.U., Iran leaders as deadline nears

JC FinleyVIENNA, Nov. 21 UPI -- Secretary of State John Kerry, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif met in Vienna, Austria for nuclear talks.

45 minutes ago // CBS

world Teacups and carousel rides in war-torn Afghanistan

Families often struggle for respite after 30 years of constant war, but now there is at least one place to escape, if only for a day

47 minutes ago // NPR

world The 3-Bird Turducken Has Nothing On This 17-Bird Royal Roast

The Frenchman who was the world's first restaurant critic launched the world's first serial food journal in 1803. To wow readers, he offered a recipe for for rti sans pareil, the roast without equal.

48 minutes ago // ABC

world South Africa Seeks to Move Rhinos From Harm's Way

South Africa creates rhino stronghold in flagship wildlife reserve to thwart poacher killings

50 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Cyclist arrested for trying to use drive-through restaurant

Taco Bell refused to serve Gabriel Harris because he was not driving a car

51 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Kerry opens homestretch push for Iran nuclear deal with deadline looming

VIENNA Secretary of State John F. Kerry plunged into wide-ranging talks Friday over efforts to define limits on Irans nuclear program, meeting with Irans top diplomat and weighing strategies among key partners with a deadline just days away.

51 minutes ago // CBS

world Stars step out for "Horrible Bosses 2"

Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis return for the sequel to their 2011 hit comedy in "Horrible Bosses 2." Also, fans are getting their first look at "Pitch Perfect 2." Suzanne Marques reports on the day's top entertainment stories.

52 minutes ago // ABC

world Polish, British Troops Hold Exercise

Some 2,200 Polish and British troops hold tactical exercise in Poland

53 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Pirate Joe's, the Vancouver store that resells Trader Joe's goods in pictures

Michael Hallatt has run Pirate Joes for three years now, bringing Trader Joes goods across the border to be resold to visitors to his Vancouver storefront. Here, a look inside the legal operationMeet Pirate Joe, the man who legally smuggles Trader Joes goods into Canada

53 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Meet Pirate Joe, the man who legally smuggles Trader Joe's goods across the Canadian border

For three years Michael Hallatt has been bringing thousands of dollars worth of Trader Joes products across the border into Vancouver. Our reporter spent a day embedded with Pirate Joes cats and got an inside look at the cultlike following the pirate brand has captured from the US corporationPirate Joes, the Vancouver store that resells Trader Joes

53 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Meet Pirate Joe, the man who legally smuggles Trader Joe's goods across the Canadian border

For three years Michael Hallatt has been bringing thousands of dollars worth of Trader Joes products across the border into Vancouver. Our reporter spent a day embedded with Pirate Joes cats and got an inside look at the cultlike following the pirate brand has captured from the US corporationPirate Joes, the Vancouver store that resells Trader Joes goods in pictures

56 minutes ago // Reuters

world Up to 80 people killed by suspected rebels in eastern Congo: group

KINSHASA Reuters - Between 50 and 80 people have been killed in attacks by suspected Ugandan ADF-NALU rebels near the eastern Congolese town of Beni, the local civil society coalition said on Friday.

57 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world World War One time capsule discovered in Germany

Mementos left by German soldiers including newspapers and coins are found in the walls of a historic castle

58 minutes ago // VOA

world Sectarian Violence Spreads to Southeastern C.A.R.

Violence has broken out between Christians and Muslims in the southeast of the Central African Republic, a part of the country that had not previously experienced sectarian conflict. Aid workers report that the Ugandan army, stationed in the area to fight Ugandan rebels, has been helping to protect civilians at risk from this new threat. The southeastern corner of the C.A.R. escaped the conflict that engulfed most of the country when the largely Muslim Seleka rebel alliance swept to power in 2

59 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Snipers ordered to shoot escaped Highland cows in Germany

Evasive action ordered after a herd of rampaging cattle attack a woman on a bicycle and 'mount nearby milk cows'

1 hour ago // Newsvine

world U.S. Biden voices support for Ukraine, denounces Russia's Putin

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned Russia's behavior in Ukraine as "unacceptable" and urged Moscow to abide by a September peace deal and pull military forces out of the country. Addressing himself rhetorically to Russian President Vladimir Putin after …

1 hour ago // NPR

world Ex-News Of The World Editor Andy Coulson Freed From Prison

Coulson, who was found guilty of conspiracy to hack personal voicemails, was released today after serving less than five months of his 18-month sentence.

1 hour ago // CNN

world Who else remains captive by ISIS?

The latest ISIS video showing beheaded American aid worker Peter Kassig differs from the jihadists' prior murderous tapings in that they didn't threaten to kill another Western hostage.

1 hour ago // BBC

world China rate cut spurs global markets

A cut in interest rates in China and comments from Europe's Central Bank chief spur US markets on to fresh highs

1 hour ago // BBC

world Google tries ad-free net experiment

Search giant Google has unveiled an experiment that lets people pay to visit sites rather than see adverts.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world How TV's age of exploration took off in a huge way

Here are a few things that did not exist in American television 10 years ago: