Making President Trump's Bed: A Housekeeper Without Papers - New York Times

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — During more than five years as a housekeeper at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Victorina Morales has made Donald J. Trump's bed, cleaned his toilet and dusted his crystal golf trophies. When he visited as ...-- https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/us/trump-bedminster-golf-undocumented-workers.html

Markets plummet after arrest of Huawei executive unsettles US-China trade talks - Washington Post

Fresh doubts about a wobbly truce in the U.S.-China trade war Thursday drove down stock markets in the United States and Europe following the arrest at U.S. request of a top Huawei Technologies executive. The Chinese government demanded the ...-- https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-protests-despicable-hooliganism-after-arrest-of-huawei-executive/2018/12/06/c5875820-f942-11e8-863a-8972120646e0_story.html

Haley Seeks to Pressure UN Into Condemning Hamas as Tenure Ends - Bloomberg

In one of her final acts as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley will seek to persuade member nations to back a resolution condemning Hamas, for the first time singling out the Islamist group that has ruled the Gaza Strip since 2007 ...-- https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-06/haley-seeks-to-pressure-un-into-condemning-hamas-as-tenure-ends

Crazed teacher cuts student's hair while screaming the national anthem - New York Post

O say can you shear? A deranged teacher in a California public charter school cut a student's hair while dramatically shouting the national anthem, shocking video shows. “What so proudly we hail!” an off-key and inaccurate Margaret Gieszinger, 52 ...-- https://nypost.com/2018/12/06/crazed-teacher-cuts-students-hair-while-screaming-the-national-anthem/

Democrats get on board with Manchin for energy committee post - Politico

Senate Democrats are growing more comfortable with giving coal-friendly Sen. Joe Manchin a leading role in shaping climate policy. The West Virginian's expected promotion to ranking member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee had set off ...-- https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/06/democrats-get-on-board-with-manchin-for-energy-committee-post-1014354

Trump admin moves to cut sage grouse protections, opening lands for oil drilling - CNN

Washington (CNN) The Trump administration moved to amend Obama-era protections on the habitat of the sage grouse bird, potentially opening up vast areas of land in the western United States for oil and gas drilling. According to The New York Times, the ...and more »-- https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/06/politics/sage-grouse-interior-department/index.html

Microsoft Edge goes Chromium (and macOS) - TechCrunch

The rumors were true: Microsoft Edge is moving to the open-source Chromium platform, the same platform that powers Google's Chrome browser. And once that is done, Microsoft is bringing Edge to macOS, too. In addition, Microsoft is decoupling Edge from ...-- https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/06/microsoft-edge-goes-chromium-and-macos/

US Catholic Priest Charged With Sexually Abusing Boys In Philippines - NPR

The Rev. Kenneth Hendricks is under arrest in the Philippines, after U.S. and Filipino officials learned of allegations of sexual abuse against the Catholic priest — including accounts that he "had a number of minor boys residing with him ...-- https://www.npr.org/2018/12/06/674170004/u-s-catholic-priest-charged-with-sexually-abusing-boys-in-philippines

2 dead when wrong-way truck hits bus carrying Illinois girls basketball team - Fox News

A 72-year-old high school girl's basketball volunteer was among two people killed Wednesday night when a school bus collided head-on with a wayward truck on Interstate 74 in Illinois, officials said. The 34-year-old male driver of the truck, which was ...and more »-- https://www.foxnews.com/us/high-school-volunteer-72-dies-in-head-on-collision-with-bus-carrying-girls-basketball-team-officials-said

How to Stream All the 2019 Golden Globe Nominees - TV Guide

Following Thursday's Golden Globe nominations, you're probably thinking, "I'd love to watch Killing Eve again!" Or "Yeah, I heard Julia Roberts' performance in Homecoming is definitely worth a watch." Or even, "What the hell is Bodyguard? And where do ...-- https://www.tvguide.com/news/how-to-stream-2019-golden-globe-nominees/

Crazed teacher cuts student's hair while screaming the national anthem - New York Post

O say can you shear? A deranged teacher in a California public charter school cut a student's hair while dramatically shouting the national anthem, shocking video shows. “What so proudly we hail!” an off-key and inaccurate Margaret Gieszinger, 52 ...-- https://nypost.com/2018/12/06/crazed-teacher-cuts-students-hair-while-screaming-the-national-anthem/

Kamala Harris Senior Aide Resigns After Sexual Harassment Settlement Surfaces - HuffPost

A senior aide to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) resigned on Wednesday amid reports that the state paid $400,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him while Harris was the California attorney general. Harris has denied knowledge of the ...-- https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kamala-harris-aide-sexual-harassment-settlement_us_5c096958e4b0de79357ad57d

Woman in migrant caravan gives birth in US after entering illegally - CBS News

SAN DIEGO -- A Honduran woman affiliated with a caravan of Central American migrants gave birth on U.S. soil shortly after entering the country illegally amid growing frustration about a bottleneck to claim asylum at official border crossings. Border ...-- https://www.cbsnews.com/news/woman-in-migrant-caravan-gives-birth-in-u-s-after-entering-illegally/

EPA announces plan to ease carbon emissions rule for new coal plants - Washington Post

The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it plans to reverse a rule that would have forced new U.S. coal plants to install technology to capture their carbon dioxide emissions, marking the latest effort by the Trump administration to repeal ...-- https://www.washingtonpost.com/energy-environment/2018/12/06/epa-announces-plan-ease-carbon-emissions-rule-new-coal-plants/

Elizabeth Warren's Liberal Allies Risk Falling Into Trump's Trap - Bloomberg

Earlier this year, as she contemplated a presidential run, Elizabeth Warren faced a tricky decision, the consequence of which are hashed out in a new New York Times story: how to handle the charged issue of her ancestry. Decades earlier, the ...-- https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-06/elizabeth-warren-s-liberal-allies-risk-falling-into-trump-s-trap

Lawmakers ready for recreational pot court battles - WOODTV.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — With the new Michigan law legalizing recreational marijuana comes new challenges for state regulators and lawmakers. Michigan voters approved the move in November by a vote of 56 percent to 44 percent. While the ...-- https://www.woodtv.com/marijuana-in-mi/lawmakers-ready-for-recreational-pot-court-battles/1643618232

Pelosi not budging: Dem leader won't accept DACA deal in exchange for wall $$ - Fox News

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is digging in amid the fight over funding for President Trump's promised border wall, signaling Thursday she won't accept a deal on DACA in exchange for wall money. Speaking to reporters, the likely next House ...and more »-- https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pelosi-not-budging-dem-leader-wont-accept-daca-deal-in-exchange-for-wall

Tennessee to electrocute second inmate in as many months - wreg.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee inmate is scheduled to become the second person to die in the state's electric chair in as many months Thursday evening, nearly two decades after Tennessee adopted lethal injection as its preferred method of execution.and more »-- https://wreg.com/2018/12/06/tennessee-to-electrocute-second-inmate-in-as-many-months/

Florida woman slain in Costa Rica was a 'happy soul' - Orlando Sentinel

A friend of a Florida woman who was slain while on vacation in Costa Rica says his friend was a "happy soul" who made everyone laugh and had a large social media presence. Carla Stefaniak was found dead near her Airbnb rental on Monday. She'd ...-- https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/florida/os-ne-missing-woman-costarica-20181206-story.html

Pentagon sends flight over Ukraine following Russian naval incident - Yahoo News

A US Air Force observation plane flew over Ukraine on Thursday in a mission to show US support for Kiev following Russia's seizure of three Ukrainian naval vessels in the Sea of Azov, officials said. The November 25 confrontation was the first open ...-- https://au.news.yahoo.com/pentagon-sends-flight-over-ukraine-following-russian-naval-204603827--spt.html

Making President Trump's Bed: A Housekeeper Without Papers - New York Times

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — During more than five years as a housekeeper at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Victorina Morales has made Donald J. Trump's bed, cleaned his toilet and dusted his crystal golf trophies. When he visited as ...-- https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/us/trump-bedminster-golf-undocumented-workers.html

Kamala Harris aide resigns after harassment accusations surface - CNN

(CNN) California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris accepted the resignation of one of her staffers, Larry Wallace, on Wednesday after accusations of harassment surfaced from the time that he was working for her at the California Department of Justice.-- https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/06/politics/larry-wallace-kamala-harris-resignation/index.html

Trump changes his tone on China deal after market slide - CNN

Washington (CNN) After President Donald Trump helped send markets tanking by feeding doubts about his trade deal with China, he stepped in Wednesday to pump up optimism in a series of early-morning tweets. The US President cited "very strong signals" ...-- https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/05/politics/trump-xi-china-markets-trade/index.html

Southwest plane skids off the runway in rainy weather in California - USA TODAY

A Southwest Airlines plane skidded off the runway Thursday during rainy weather in southern California. The incident occurred at Hollywood Burbank Airport, also known as Bob Hope Airport, in Burbank. The FAA said Southwest Flight 278 from Oakland to ...-- https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2018/12/06/southwest-airlines-plane-skids-off-runway-burbank-airport-california/2226932002/

Denmark Feels Heat Again Over Treatment of Foreigners - Bloomberg

Denmark is once again grabbing international headlines for its treatment of foreigners. This week, the United Nations expressed "serious concern" about Danish plans to relocate rejected asylum seekers and convicted immigrants to a small island that was ...and more »-- https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-06/un-weighs-in-on-danish-plans-to-send-migrants-to-tiny-island

Stocks Slump, Treasuries Gain as Sell-Off Resumes: Markets Wrap - Bloomberg

U.S. equity futures tumbled alongside stocks in Europe and Asia as concern resurfaced that trade tensions between the world's two largest economies are far from resolved. Oil slid as OPEC ministers met in Vienna. Contracts on the Dow Jones Industrial ...-- https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-05/asia-stocks-set-for-muted-start-dollar-gains-markets-wrap

Inside the Hezbollah tunnel that Israel never found - The Independent

The entrance to the tunnel is hidden by a canopy of oak trees that cover the mountainside. Inside, dim lamps lead the way down a narrow passageway into a warren of small rooms where the air is cool and damp. There is a kitchen, a bedroom with ...and more »-- https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israel-lebanon-hezbollah-tunnels-a8669171.html

Why Doesn't Anyone Want to Play with LeBron Anymore? - Bleacher Report

It had to be Cleveland. That was why LeBron James had to escape the first time to Miami to finally play with two other stars in Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Which stars in their primes would have left to join him in Northeast Ohio? No one signs up for ...and more »-- https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2808589-why-doesnt-anyone-want-to-play-with-lebron-anymore

May in `Listening' Mode in Effort to Sweeten Deal: Brexit Update - Bloomberg

Prime Minister Theresa May has five days to avoid a devastating defeat in Parliament over her Brexit deal. Key Developments. May is listening to colleagues and considering ideas to make the most controversial part of the deal -- the Irish backstop ...-- https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-06/may-offers-concession-on-backstop-to-sweeten-deal-brexit-update

Cops: Cobb day-care worker body-slammed 16-month-old - Atlanta Journal Constitution

A child-care worker has been arrested and charged after she allegedly body-slammed a 16-month-old into a mat at the center, injuring the child, Smyrna police said Wednesday. Jonee Nicole Hamilton, 20, of Austell, was fired by the facility, Oxford ...and more »-- https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/cops-cobb-day-care-worker-body-slammed-month-old/De2j5zBo0gf9QFRcfoDmJI/

US warship challenges Russia claims in Sea of Japan - CNN

Washington (CNN) The US Navy sailed the guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell near contested waters in the Sea of Japan Wednesday, an action that is bound to irk Russia. The USS "McCampbell sailed in the vicinity of Peter the Great Bay to ...-- https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/05/politics/browne-us-warship-russia-challenge/index.html

As Evacuation Orders Lift, Some Paradise Residents Return Home To Devastation - NPR

For Seth Roberts and other residents of Paradise, Calif., Wednesday marked a sad homecoming. "I'm in my backyard and it's all gone," Roberts told NPR. "My house is gone, my shop's gone, my sheds are gone. ... Nothing left, just a bunch of charred stuff.".-- https://www.npr.org/2018/12/05/673923492/as-evacuation-orders-lift-some-paradise-residents-return-home-to-devastation