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Pipeline company seeks federal court OK to proceed with plan

Pipeline company seeks federal court OK to proceed with plan Hundreds rallied at the Texas Capitol Tuesday protesting the controversial Dakota Access pipeline project - a show of support for the Native American tribe that has been fighting the $3.7 billion midwest venture being built by Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners . [Full Article...]

Astronauts want your ideas for getting rid of poop

Astronauts want your ideas for getting rid of poop When astronauts in the Orion spacecraft travel beyond the moon to explore deep space destinations, they'll need a robust diet to keep them healthy and sharp. "While sealed, it is impossible for an astronaut to access their own body, even to scratch their nose", NASA said. If you can come up with a way to deal with urine, fecal matter and menstrual blood efficiently, you will be rewarded ... [Full Article...]

SF's Muni Transit System Got Hacked to Give Out Free Rides

SF's Muni Transit System Got Hacked to Give Out Free Rides A cyber attack oddly gave San Franciscans something to be thankful for this weekend when officials responded to a hack of the city's transit system by giving away free rides . Employees are also apparently concerned about whether the hack will affect their being able to receive paychecks. Rides were free all day on Saturday, into Sunday morning. [Full Article...]

New Zealand lose Boult for second Test

New Zealand will be bolstered by the return of spin-bowling all-rounder Mitchell Santner, who has been recalled after his recovery from a fractured wrist and should replace leg-spinner Todd Astle. And of course New Zealand had their struggles against spin exposed for all to see on the recent tour of India. Mohammad Rizwan and Sharjeel Khan, the two possible replacements, are Test debutants an... [Full Article...]

X Factor judges nail live mannequin challenge

X Factor judges nail live mannequin challenge Yes, full time pranksters Trollstation were behind the invasion, with one member unveiled as Daniel Jarvis after posting a Facebook video from Fountain Studios, where The X Factor is recorded... During an appearance on ITV's Lorraine , Ryan said: "Honey G puts the work in just as much as any of us do so no, I don't think she deserved to go". [Full Article...]

Cut your own Christmas tree starting December 3

Choose a tree that can be cut near the base and is easy to transport. For generations, families from across the Front Range have made a tradition out of Christmas tree hunting in the mountains west of Denver. Individuals can download and print an online form, fill out the form and mail it with payment to the Supervisor's Office at 900 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO, 81601. [Full Article...]

Schiaparelli Mars lander crashed because it thought it was below ground

Schiaparelli Mars lander crashed because it thought it was below ground The vehicle's heatshield, having served its goal, was released at an altitude of 7.8 km. Since the loss of the Schiaparelli probe on October 19, ESA has been carrying out an extensive investigation of the accident to identify the causes. [Full Article...]

Galaxy S8 will supposedly steal another big feature from the iPhone 7

Since SDI was the major supplier of Galaxy Note 7 batteries, the company's market value plunged by almost one-fifth ever since the battery issue with the handset first emerged. Company insiders told Reuters that several existing customers have expressed concerns about the reliability of Samsung SDI batteries. While Samsung SDI might be able to convince existing customers to stay, acquiring n... [Full Article...]

Lewis Hamilton: Nico Rosberg's best is not good enough to beat me

This was Hamilton's first win in Brazil at the 10th attempt and completed a hat-trick of recent wins, following his triumphs in the United States and Mexico last month. If Hamilton wins at the Yas Marina Circuit, Rosberg must finish third or better to seal his maiden championship. If Hamilton crosses the line in second place, Rosberg needs to be sixth or better. [Full Article...]

Black Friday 2016: Microsoft Reveals Xbox Store Deals

Black Friday 2016: Microsoft Reveals Xbox Store Deals Probably the best set of console deals available, in addition to massive discounts on games and controllers. Retailers are throwing in their own savings on top of that. Hundreds of Xbox titles are also offered on sale with 50 percent off from their original price. These include Federation Internationale de Football Association 17, Battlefield 1 and Gears of War 4. [Full Article...]

USA lumber industry seeks duties on Canadian softwood lumber

USA lumber industry seeks duties on Canadian softwood lumber Softwood producers in Canada dispute the U.S. Lumber Coalition's assertions. Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson, who is while on a trade mission to China and Japan to promote BC lumber, released a statement today on the status of negotiations between the two countries, and in response to the US lumber industry filing its petition. [Full Article...]

Clouds increase today, light showers for Thanksgiving

Clouds increase today, light showers for Thanksgiving Mostly cloudy on Saturday with some peeks of sunshine in the afternoon. The high temperatures will stay below or around 50 degrees. There is a slight chance for an afternoon shower on Saturday . Main weather concern will focus on Thursday night and into Friday morning, with freezing drizzle mixing in with light snow showers at times. Increasing clouds overnight as a cold front makes i... [Full Article...]

Bulgaria to expel 1000 refugees over violent protest

Bulgaria to expel 1000 refugees over violent protest Residents of the town of Harmanli protested on Sunday, calling for the camp's closure after local media reported on the alleged existence of diseases there. "Negotiations are under way between the protesting migrants and the state refugee agency", Nikolova added. Last month, several hundred Afghans staged protests demanding to be allowed to move westwards to Europe. [Full Article...]

Times reporters tweet news of Trump meeting as it happens

Times reporters tweet news of Trump meeting as it happens Trump used an off-the-record meeting with top media figures as an opportunity to berate and humiliate them, the New York Post reports . Conway also told NPR that the president-elect would hold a press conference "at some point" but that "anytime you try to apply conventional techniques to Donald Trump you're going to be disappointed". [Full Article...]

Black Friday 2016 deals Reveal PS4 & Xbox One Awesome Discounts!

If gamers are looking for a console or game upgrade, here are some of the best Black Friday 2016 deals . The question at hand is whether you're willing to wait another year to pick up an Xbox One. Microsoft posted a blog on Monday announcing there'll be $50 off any bundle which includes a Xbox One S console, one of a number of games and an Xbox wireless controller. [Full Article...]

Turkey, football headline Thanksgiving for 6 astronauts

A congressional hearing ended up disciplining the crew of Gemini III for sneaking a corned beef sandwich on board (tiny fragments of food could cause severe problems for the onboard machinery - it's not just sheer bloodymindedness). And now, we have some dehydrated food, as well. Even astronauts in space want to celebrate Thanksgiving , so scientists at the Space Food Research Facility at ... [Full Article...]

Kim Kardashian West not 'concerned' about Kanye West

It's believed the policy covers Kanye for the money he'd make from the shows, as well as any cash he was obligated to pay others if " accident or illness. Kanye - who has three-year-old daughter North and 23-month-old son Saint with his wife Kim - tries to privately deal with his grief about his mother's passing but it's always there every time the anniversary comes around. [Full Article...]

UK flags fresh infrastructure spending to help boost output

Now only around 1 million premises in the United Kingdom have access to full-fibre - described as the "gold standard" of broadband - and which is more reliable, and faster, than current broadband. The UK Chancellor, among a raft of measures created to strengthen the UK economy post-Brexit, has revealed a new National Productivity Investment fund. [Full Article...]

Turkey: 3 Turkish troops in Syria die in government strike

The Turkish troops are not fighting Syrian government forces, and have not been attacked by them, though Damascus has strongly objected to the military intervention. But Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) chief Kemal Kilicdaroglu warned that the incident could drag the country "into a very risky process" and called for the government to act with "common sense". [Full Article...]

Vikings-Lions, Cowboys-Redskins matter to Giants

Who to Watch: When Josh Norman landed on the Redskins before this season, everyone instantly circled four games on the schedule - The two against Odell Beckham Jr. On the performance of Kirk Cousins this season. "I want a searching of ourselves one time before the playoffs; 14-2 is a great record". They should continue to log a lot of playing time and continue to play well against the Re... [Full Article...]


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