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    Israeli troops raid Palestinian news agency for footage

    Israeli troops raid Palestinian news agency for footage


    Israeli soldiers raided the official Palestinian news agency on Monday in the occupied West Bank, a day after suspected Palestinian gunmen opened fire on Israelis outside a nearby Jewish settlement. Wafa, the Palestinian Authority news service, said on...

    Israeli soldiers raided the official Palestinian news agency on Monday in the occupied West Bank, a day after suspected Palestinian gunmen opened fire on Israelis outside a nearby Jewish settlement. Wafa, the Palestinian Authority news service, said on its website that troops entered the server room and went through recordings at its main office in West Bank city of Ramallah. "They withdrew from the agency's office after they took copies of the security camera footage," it said.


    Trump Impeachment Talk Grows

    Trump Impeachment Talk Grows


    After court filings indicated that prosecutors believe President Donald Trump committed a felony, there’s fresh speculation that he could be...

    After court filings indicated that prosecutors believe President Donald Trump committed a felony, there’s fresh speculation that he could be impeached.


    10 Restaurants Open on Christmas Day 2018

    10 Restaurants Open on Christmas Day 2018


    While most businesses remain closed on Dec. 25, some restaurants are open for those who need sustenance on Christmas Day. Whether you need a quick bite, a coffee, a stiff drink or an entire meal, these are the major U.S. restaurant chains available to...

    While most businesses remain closed on Dec. 25, some restaurants are open for those who need sustenance on Christmas Day. Whether you need a quick bite, a coffee, a stiff drink or an entire meal, these are the major U.S. restaurant chains available to you this year:


    Two Instant Pots that flew off the shelves on Black Friday are back on sale today

    Two Instant Pots that flew off the shelves on Black Friday are back on sale today


    There was a killer sale this past weekend that dropped the compact Instant Pot DUO Mini to its lowest price ever, and thousands of our readers managed to snag one before that deal sold out. Don't despair if you missed it though, because two new deals...

    There was a killer sale this past weekend that dropped the compact Instant Pot DUO Mini to its lowest price ever, and thousands of our readers managed to snag one before that deal sold out. Don't despair if you missed it though, because two new deals popped up on Amazon this morning that'll save you a bunch of cash on the company's best-selling multi-use cookers. The $100 Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker is Instant Pot's single best-selling model, and it's down to $69.95 right now. If you're looking for something with even more capacity though, the larger 8-quart model is down to $99.95 from its regular price of $140. Both of these deals will sell out soon, so grab one while you still can. ## Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker * Duo, the number 1 selling multi-cooker, combines 7 kitchen appliances in 1, Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Saute, Yogurt Marker and Warmer, prepares dishes up to 70% faster to support your busy lifestyle * Features 14 Smart Programs - Soup, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Saute/Simmer, Rice, Multigrain, Porridge, Steam, Slow Cook, Keep Warm, Yogurt, Manual, and Pressure Cook. Now, your favorite dishes are as easy as pressing a button * Healthy, stainless steel (18/8) inner cooking pot made from food grade 304, no chemical coating, 3-ply bottom for even heat distribution, fully sealed environment traps the flavours, nutrients and aromas within the food * Built with the latest 3rd generation technology, the microprocessor monitors pressure, temperature, keeps time, and adjusts heating intensity and duration to achieve your desired results every time.Product Dimensions: 14.17 x 14.84 x 13.31 inches * UL and ULC certified with 10 safety mechanisms to provide you with added assurance, designed to eliminate many common errors.Accessories include, stainless steel steam rack with handles, rice paddle, soup spoon, measuring cup, condensation collector and recipe booklet * Power supply: 120V - 60Hz ## Instant Pot DUO80 8 Qt 7-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker * Duo 8 Quart, the number 1 selling multi-cooker, combines 7 kitchen appliances in 1, Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Saute, Yogurt Marker and Warmer, prepares dishes up to 70% faster to support your busy lifestyle * Features 14 Smart Programs - Soup, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Saute/Simmer, Rice, Multigrain, Porridge, Steam, Slow Cook, Keep Warm, Yogurt, Manual, and Pressure Cook. Now, your favorite dishes are as easy as pressing a button * Healthy, stainless steel (18/8) inner cooking pot made from food grade 304, no chemical coating, 3-ply bottom for even heat distribution, fully sealed environment traps the flavours, nutrients and aromas within the food * Built with the latest 3rd generation technology, the microprocessor monitors pressure, temperature, keeps time, and adjusts heating intensity and duration to achieve your desired results every time * UL and ULC certified with 10 safety mechanisms to provide you with added assurance, designed to eliminate many common errors * Accessories include stainless steel steam rack with handles, rice paddle, soup spoon, measuring cup, condensation collector and recipe booklet * Power supply: 120V - 60Hz


    Neon sea creatures light up ocean with vibrant colors

    Neon sea creatures light up ocean with vibrant colors


    Incredible neon sea creatures have been captured lighting up the ocean with their vibrant colors – in what looked like a scene from Avatar. Photographer Simon Pierce, 39, took the images over several months after visiting both Nosy Sakatia in...

    Incredible neon sea creatures have been captured lighting up the ocean with their vibrant colors – in what looked like a scene from Avatar. Photographer Simon Pierce, 39, took the images over several months after visiting both Nosy Sakatia in Madagascar and Mafia Island in Tanzania recently. He was thrilled to spot the biofluorescence creatures – which produce their own light – he managed to capture, including fireflies and glow worms. Simon, who is also a marine biologist, from New Plymouth, New Zealand, said: “I felt like I was in the film Avatar capturing these images. ...


    Qatari envoy says Gaza airport was proposed, Israel unresponsive

    Qatari envoy says Gaza airport was proposed, Israel unresponsive


    A Qatari envoy overseeing the Gulf state's humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip said on Monday that he had proposed building an airport in the blockaded Palestinian enclave but had received no response from Israel. In coordination of Israel and the...

    A Qatari envoy overseeing the Gulf state's humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip said on Monday that he had proposed building an airport in the blockaded Palestinian enclave but had received no response from Israel. In coordination of Israel and the United Nations, Qatar has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to various Gaza projects that the partners say are designed to stave off Palestinian poverty and prevent escalations in violence. "They (Israel) said it would be discussed and they procrastinated ... We will renew our request," Qatari Ambassador Al-Emadi told the Gaza-based news agency SAWA.


    Retro Ford Forty Nine concept car heads to auction

    Retro Ford Forty Nine concept car heads to auction


    Harking back to the 1949 Ford, the 2001 Forty Nine concept car relived the glory days of drive-in movies and waitresses on roller...

    Harking back to the 1949 Ford, the 2001 Forty Nine concept car relived the glory days of drive-in movies and waitresses on roller skates


    Would Taiwan Fight China Without U.S. Support?

    Would Taiwan Fight China Without U.S. Support?


    It is in the interests of the United States to send reassuring signals to the public in Taiwan about the U.S. determination to assist and defend...

    It is in the interests of the United States to send reassuring signals to the public in Taiwan about the U.S. determination to assist and defend Taiwan.


    Indian tycoon Mallya to find out extradition fate

    Indian tycoon Mallya to find out extradition fate


    Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya will appear in a London court on Monday to find out whether he will be extradited to his homeland, where he is accused of fraud. Mallya, chairman of the UB Group drinks conglomerate and chief executive of the Force India...

    Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya will appear in a London court on Monday to find out whether he will be extradited to his homeland, where he is accused of fraud. Mallya, chairman of the UB Group drinks conglomerate and chief executive of the Force India Formula One team, will discover his fate at Westminster Magistrates' Court. The loans from the state-owned IDBI bank were intended to bail out his failed carrier Kingfisher Airlines.


    Roger, the internet famous bucket crushing kangaroo, has died

    Roger, the internet famous bucket crushing kangaroo, has died


    If you've spent quite a bit of time on the internet, you might've stumbled across Roger. The impressively buff red kangaroo has died aged 12, announced by The Kangaroo Sanctuary — the Australian refuge where he lived — in a Facebook post Saturday...

    If you've spent quite a bit of time on the internet, you might've stumbled across Roger. The impressively buff red kangaroo has died aged 12, announced by The Kangaroo Sanctuary — the Australian refuge where he lived — in a Facebook post Saturday morning. "Sadly Roger has passed away of old age," reads the post.


    Mexico's new president boosts Pemex budget by $3.7 bn

    Mexico's new president boosts Pemex budget by $3.7 bn


    Mexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday he would reverse shrinking investment in the state oil company by pouring $3.7 billion into Pemex in 2019, in a bid to boost crude and refined products' output. "We are going to increase...

    Mexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday he would reverse shrinking investment in the state oil company by pouring $3.7 billion into Pemex in 2019, in a bid to boost crude and refined products' output. "We are going to increase investment in Pemex by 75 billion pesos from what was authorized for 2018," the leftist president said in a speech in his home state of Tabasco. The state oil giant has seen a drop in its production since 2004, when it extracted some 3.4 million barrels per day.


    How to fight travel fees this holiday season

    How to fight travel fees this holiday season


    Appealing to a company's sense of fairness may be the best way to remove a checked-baggage fee or resort...

    Appealing to a company's sense of fairness may be the best way to remove a checked-baggage fee or resort fee.


    Nation's first charter school strike ends, but could portend more battles on choice

    Nation's first charter school strike ends, but could portend more battles on choice


    The strike affected only about 7,500 of Chicago's 371,000 public school students. But it was closely followed by labor leaders and charter advocates around the...

    The strike affected only about 7,500 of Chicago's 371,000 public school students. But it was closely followed by labor leaders and charter advocates around the country.


    In Gaza protests, Israeli troops aim for the legs

    In Gaza protests, Israeli troops aim for the legs


    GAZA CITY, Gaza (AP) — Israeli forces deployed along the volatile border with the Gaza Strip have fired live rounds at rock-throwing Palestinian protesters ever since demonstrations against Israel's long-running blockade of Gaza began in...

    GAZA CITY, Gaza (AP) — Israeli forces deployed along the volatile border with the Gaza Strip have fired live rounds at rock-throwing Palestinian protesters ever since demonstrations against Israel's long-running blockade of Gaza began in March.


    Evers not optimistic Wisconsin Gov. Walker will veto bills

    Evers not optimistic Wisconsin Gov. Walker will veto bills


    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers said Sunday he's not optimistic that outgoing governor Scott Walker will veto bills approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature that would limit the new governor's...

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers said Sunday he's not optimistic that outgoing governor Scott Walker will veto bills approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature that would limit the new governor's power.


    Be Prepared for a Housing Market Price Dive, OECD Warns Australia

    Be Prepared for a Housing Market Price Dive, OECD Warns Australia


    In its latest survey of Australia, the Paris-based group forecast economic growth of 2.9 percent next year, leading to a gradual pickup in wages and inflation. While it said the housing market’s cooling was so far orderly, it warned that high property...

    In its latest survey of Australia, the Paris-based group forecast economic growth of 2.9 percent next year, leading to a gradual pickup in wages and inflation. While it said the housing market’s cooling was so far orderly, it warned that high property prices and household debt were potential instabilities. “Risk of an overshoot in the price correction -- a hard landing -- remains,” the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said in its report.


    Camp Fire survivor elated to find dog waiting at their burned down house

    Camp Fire survivor elated to find dog waiting at their burned down house


    When Andrea Gaylord was forced to evacuate the devastating Camp Fire in Northern California in November, she couldn't get back home to take her dog Madison with her to safety as the fires spread. The evacuation order was lifted nearly a month after it...

    When Andrea Gaylord was forced to evacuate the devastating Camp Fire in Northern California in November, she couldn't get back home to take her dog Madison with her to safety as the fires spread. The evacuation order was lifted nearly a month after it was instated in Paradise, California, and Gaylord was beside herself to see Madison waiting for her as she pulled up to her burned down property, Gaylord told the ABC 10 news. Madison miraculously survived the Camp Fire that tore through Northern California throughout November, killing 85 people, displacing thousands, and leaving many, including Gaylord, homeless.


    UK nerve agent survivor fears poison will soon kill him

    UK nerve agent survivor fears poison will soon kill him


    LONDON (AP) — A British man who was exposed to the deadly nerve agent Novichok said he is struggling with his eyesight and mobility, and fears the poison will kill him within a...

    LONDON (AP) — A British man who was exposed to the deadly nerve agent Novichok said he is struggling with his eyesight and mobility, and fears the poison will kill him within a decade.


    Congo's outgoing president Kabila doesn't rule out running again in 2023

    Congo's outgoing president Kabila doesn't rule out running again in 2023


    The long-delayed elections will mark Congo's first democratic transfer of power and an end to Kabila's rule that began in 2001 after the assassination of his father. Kabila hand-picked a loyalist named Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary as candidate for the...

    The long-delayed elections will mark Congo's first democratic transfer of power and an end to Kabila's rule that began in 2001 after the assassination of his father. Kabila hand-picked a loyalist named Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary as candidate for the ruling coalition. Congo's government says the sanctions, which include a travel ban and asset freeze, are illegal.


    Italian police probing deadly stampede find pepper spray can

    Italian police probing deadly stampede find pepper spray can


    ROME (AP) — Italian police investigating a deadly disco stampede said Sunday they found a pepper spray can and were questioning dozens of witnesses Sunday following accounts by concertgoers that a teenage boy had sprayed an irritating substance,...

    ROME (AP) — Italian police investigating a deadly disco stampede said Sunday they found a pepper spray can and were questioning dozens of witnesses Sunday following accounts by concertgoers that a teenage boy had sprayed an irritating substance, triggering the mad rush by the crowd to flee.


    Inside the Navy's flyover farewell for President George H.W. Bush

    Inside the Navy's flyover farewell for President George H.W. Bush


    Navy pilots who participated in the 21 aircraft flyover at George H.W. Bush's funeral in Texas describe what it was like to be part of that historic tribute for the late...

    Navy pilots who participated in the 21 aircraft flyover at George H.W. Bush's funeral in Texas describe what it was like to be part of that historic tribute for the late president.


    3 tools for learning a new language, on sale for an extra 15% off with code

    3 tools for learning a new language, on sale for an extra 15% off with code


    Wish you could give someone the world this holiday season? Well, now you can — (somewhat) literally — with the gift of language lessons. Whether your Secret Santa aspires to be a polyglot or just wants to brush up on their vocabulary so they don't...

    Wish you could give someone the world this holiday season? Well, now you can — (somewhat) literally — with the gift of language lessons. Whether your Secret Santa aspires to be a polyglot or just wants to brush up on their vocabulary so they don't sound like an idiot the next time they dine at their local Mexican place, they'll find it easier to navigate the world around them with a subscription to any of these three online language courses and apps. SEE ALSO: Learn Python for cheap: Shop online classes on sale Oh, and speaking of presents — we have a gift for you, dear reader: You can take an additional 15% off your purchase of any of these already-discounted programs by entering the coupon code MERRY15 at checkout. Mondly: Lifetime Subscription Mondly takes a fresh approach to learning a new language by integrating speech-recognition technology into its education. It actually listens to you when you speak, and only offers positive feedback if you correctly pronounce a new word or phrase. (Cool, right?) It's structured around short lessons that emphasize conversational tools in your choice of 33 languages but also lets you take part in chats with native speakers and supplement your learning with a dictionary and a verb conjugator. A $1,199.75 value, you can snag a lifetime subscription to training in five languages through Mondly for only $69.99 plus an extra 15% off using the coupon code MERRY15. Image: ATi Studios Mondly: Lifetime Subscription See Details uTalk Language Education: Lifetime Subscription  Take your pick from more than 130 different tongues and start busting language barriers through uTalk. Available on any device, its lessons emphasize practical vocabulary and verified translations that help you understand how native speakers actually talk. Valued at $64.99, you can purchase lifetime access to any one language's lessons through uTalk for just $19.99, plus an additional 15% off if you enter the coupon code MERRY15 at checkout. Image: uTalk uTalk Language Education: Lifetime Subscription See Details busuu Premium Subscriptions When it comes to learning a new language, "I'm too busy!" is no longer an excuse thanks to busuu Premium. Since it works both on- and offline, you can brush up on your learning from virtually anywhere with its advanced grammar units, vocabulary trainer, and other useful features. By the time you've completed 22 hours of training with busuu Premium, you'll have reportedly learned the equivalent of an entire college semester of language classes. A $69.96 value, you can get lifetime access to 12 different language courses through busuu Premium for only $34.99 — plus an extra 15% off with the promo code MERRY15. Image: busuu busuu Premium Subscriptions See Details


    Instant Pots are somehow down to $45 today on Amazon

    Instant Pots are somehow down to $45 today on Amazon


    The hottest gift of the holiday season just got even hotter as one of the best-selling Instant Pot cookers on the planet drops down to its lowest price ever. The DUO60 and DUO80 have both been on sale off and on since Black Friday. In fact, the more...

    The hottest gift of the holiday season just got even hotter as one of the best-selling Instant Pot cookers on the planet drops down to its lowest price ever. The DUO60 and DUO80 have both been on sale off and on since Black Friday. In fact, the more popular Instant Pot DUO60 model is still on sale right now at a healthy $30 discount. But today our attention turns to the Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt 7-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker. Perfect for sides or for entrees for families of two or three people, this model does everything the larger versions can do but it's more compact. It's also somehow on sale today for just $44.96, and there's no way this deal is going to last very long. Here are some highlights from the product page: * All the features of the Instant Pot duo, the bestselling electric pressure cooker in North America now available in a 3 Qt compact format * The perfect companion to your existing Instant Pot, use it for side dishes, vegetables or other accompaniments such as rice * Generous capacity, great for smaller families or where space is at a premium. In a dorm, RV or boat? the Instant Pot duo mini Emits no steam, heat or cooking smells * Features fully automatic pressure cook programs, 3 slow cook heat settings, saute, rice cooking, steamer, yogurt making, delay start and auto keep Warm * 700W power to enable it to reach pressure quickly. All Stainless Steel internal components including lid and inner cooking pot. Lid and cooking pot dishwasher safe * Power supply: 120V - 60Hz * Included Components: Electric Pressure Cooker


    At least seven officials killed in Sudan helicopter crash: news agency

    At least seven officials killed in Sudan helicopter crash: news agency


    At least seven local government officials were killed in a helicopter crash in Sudan's eastern al-Qadarif state on Sunday, state news agency SUNA reported. The state's governor and three security officials were among the dead. A number of people were...

    At least seven local government officials were killed in a helicopter crash in Sudan's eastern al-Qadarif state on Sunday, state news agency SUNA reported. The state's governor and three security officials were among the dead. A number of people were also injured in the incident, SUNA said.


    Republicans are undermining democracy state by state

    Republicans are undermining democracy state by state


    ‘They are deliberate efforts to undermine democracy and our faith in it. What Republican legislators just did in Wisconsin – passing bills to strip key powers from the governor-elect, Tony Evers, and other newly elected Democratic officials – is a...

    ‘They are deliberate efforts to undermine democracy and our faith in it. What Republican legislators just did in Wisconsin – passing bills to strip key powers from the governor-elect, Tony Evers, and other newly elected Democratic officials – is a total betrayal of the people of Wisconsin and our nation’s democratic ideals. Michigan is passing a similar set of bills and North Carolina Republicans are accused of paying someone to steal absentee ballots and commit election fraud for a US House candidate.


    Blender Face-Off: Vitamix vs. Blendtec

    Blender Face-Off: Vitamix vs. Blendtec


    High-end blenders sell for $300 to $1,000, and just two brands account for half the models in that price range in our ratings: Vitamix, a regular at the upper echelons of Consumer Reports’...

    High-end blenders sell for $300 to $1,000, and just two brands account for half the models in that price range in our ratings: Vitamix, a regular at the upper echelons of Consumer Reports’ rankin...


    UK PM May can stay on if parliament rejects Brexit deal: Brexit minister

    UK PM May can stay on if parliament rejects Brexit deal: Brexit minister


    British Prime Minister Theresa May can stay on if she loses a crucial vote on her Brexit deal in parliament on Tuesday, her Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Sunday. Asked about reports May could delay the vote, which she looks set to lose, and go...

    British Prime Minister Theresa May can stay on if she loses a crucial vote on her Brexit deal in parliament on Tuesday, her Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Sunday. Asked about reports May could delay the vote, which she looks set to lose, and go back to the EU and ask for further concessions, Barclay told the BBC the government was focused on the vote, which would go ahead as planned.


    Why you should buy an Escort Cosworth over a Ford Focus RS

    Why you should buy an Escort Cosworth over a Ford Focus RS


    The recently discontinued MK3 Ford Focus RS is destined to become a future classic, but should you buy an Escort RS Cosworth instead? We find...

    The recently discontinued MK3 Ford Focus RS is destined to become a future classic, but should you buy an Escort RS Cosworth instead? We find out...


    Virginia city seeks healing after man's murder conviction

    Virginia city seeks healing after man's murder conviction


    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Civil rights activists in this Virginia city say they hope the first-degree-murder conviction of a man who drove into a group of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in 2017 will help with healing their...

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Civil rights activists in this Virginia city say they hope the first-degree-murder conviction of a man who drove into a group of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in 2017 will help with healing their violence-scarred community.


    Only Trump can hear Paris mobs chanting his name

    Only Trump can hear Paris mobs chanting his name


    Protesters took to the streets here Saturday, calling for the resignation of French President Emmanuel Macron — and, in Trump's imagination at least,  wildly cheering the American...

    Protesters took to the streets here Saturday, calling for the resignation of French President Emmanuel Macron — and, in Trump's imagination at least,  wildly cheering the American president.


    PHOTOS: Haunting images of abandoned places across Northern Ireland

    PHOTOS: Haunting images of abandoned places across Northern Ireland


    These haunting images capture abandoned homes across Northern Ireland — complete with old prams, unopened food tins, toys and dusty wedding...

    These haunting images capture abandoned homes across Northern Ireland — complete with old prams, unopened food tins, toys and dusty wedding photographs.