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Gov. Eric Greitens loses big on foiled attempt to fire Missouri education commissioner

The board meets again Dec. 1. The governor should learn a lesson from the embarrassing vote. Missouri is a representative democracy, where powers are shared, not monopolized for political gain. . Its eight lay members must be evenly divided by party and serve eight-year terms after state Senate confirmation.
 

Uber and Lyft riders share their safety tips for holiday ride-sharing

The stealth bomber based near Kansas City is the most expensive plane in history and a powerful part of the Pentagon's ability to strike targets anywhere in the world. For most viewers, the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse will last less than two and half minutes.

ScanTrust raises $4.2m for business scale-up

Switzerland’s ScanTrust has raised $4.2m in a first-round fundraising that will be used to scale-up support and delivery of its product traceability platform. The Series A financing – led by Credit Suisse’s SVC-Ltd venture capital unit – will also go towards developing new features for ScanTrust’s....

China's CEFC denies links to alleged Africa bribery plot

A Chinese energy company denies it had anything to do with a multimillion dollar bribery scheme that U.S. prosecutors say was organized by two businessmen to secure business from African officials on its behalf. In a statement late Tuesday, CEFC China Energy Co.

Australia loses 9th legislator in citizenship crisis

An Australian senator who is British by descent has become the ninth lawmaker to leave Parliament over a 116-year-old constitutional ban on dual nationals running for office that threatens to bring down the government. Skye Kakoschke-Moore is a member of the Nick Xenophon Team minor party.

China's CEFC denies links to alleged Africa bribery plot

HONG KONG (AP) — A Chinese energy company denies it had anything to do with a multimillion dollar bribery scheme that U.S. prosecutors say was organized by two businessmen to secure business from African officials on its behalf. In a statement late Tuesday, CEFC China Energy Co.

CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News and PBS both cut ties to Charlie Rose on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after several women who worked with him on his PBS interview show alleged a pattern of sexual misconduct, including groping and walking naked in front of them. Both organizations stressed the importance of providing a safe, professional workplace.

Why the Senate is baking Obamacare into tax reform

Now that Donald Trump is the president of the United States, a lot of Americans are reading the Constitution with a magnifying glass to find something in it that limits the power of the president. For example, there recently was a Senate hearing on whether the president has the power to order a nuclear attack.

U.S. Christmas Tree Shortage May Cause Price Hike This Year

CBS Local — Americans getting ready to pick out the perfect Christmas tree may want to bring a little extra cash with them this year. A shortage of local trees in several U.S. states is likely to make prices rise and the window to find a good tree much smaller.

One man grabs a sword, the other grabs a gun during fight in Long Beach, police say

Long Beach police took a gunman into custody after he fired one round during a fight with a man armed with a sword, according to authorities. It’s unclear what sparked the fight, but police said they were called to a physical altercation around 4 p.m. on Monday near the intersection of Olive Avenue and 9th Street.

Guangdong to step up promotion of China’s ‘Silicon Valley’ with incentives for foreign investment

China is stepping up its promotion of the “Greater Bay Area” – its version of Silicon Valley – in Guangdong province by offering incentives to foreign capital and companies. Ma Xingrui, the province’s governor, said that by the end of November the local government will introduce 10 policies to....

Lebanon’s PM Hariri returns to Beirut for first time since announcing shock resignation

Saad Hariri returned to Lebanon late Tuesday for the first time since he stunned his country by announcing from Saudi Arabia that he was quitting as prime minister more than two weeks ago. His resignation, made in an uncomfortable televised statement from Riyadh, set off an international political....

Guaranteed repayment – the wild financial game no Chinese bank can afford to lose

China’s central bank is trying to smash the tacit rule of “guaranteed repayment” in the US$15 trillion asset management industry, but analysts say few financial institutions – especially banks – can afford to let their clients shoulder losses. When a Chinese investor puts money into a trust fund or....

The slow-acting ‘silent bullet’ killing Vietnam veterans 50 years later

Half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet – test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia.

Can withering public trust in government be traced back to the JFK assassination?

It’s estimated that 95 percent of these books are pro-conspiracy and reject the Warren Commission conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in assassinating President Kennedy. Most point out discrepancies and unanswered questions. Many confuse innuendo and rumor with logic and evidence.

China's CEFC denies links to alleged Africa bribery plot

HONG KONG (AP) — A Chinese energy company denies it had anything to do with a multimillion dollar bribery scheme that U.S. prosecutors say was organized by two businessmen to secure business from African officials on its behalf. In a statement late Tuesday, CEFC China Energy Co.

David Cassidy through the years

Entertainer David Cassidy: April 12, 1950 - Nov. 21, 2017. David Cassidy, actor/musicianand teen hearthrob was has died. According to his representative Jo-Ann Geffen, on Nov. 18th, the actor/musician, age 67, was suffering from organ failure at a Florida hospital and needed a liver transplant. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed....

So long, net neutrality: FCC unveils its plan to repeal 4 hours, 11 minutes | News

The Federal Communications Commission will vote next month to repeal the net neutrality rules championed by President Obama, a move that will likely change how we use the Internet. New proposed regulations are being circulated among the commission today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said Tuesday. The rules, which the commission will vote on at its Dec.

Business After death of 8th child, Ikea relaunches dresser recall

NEW YORK (AP) — Ikea relaunched a recall of 17.3 million chests and dressers Tuesday after the death of an eighth child. CEO Lars Petersson said Ikea wants to increase awareness of the recall campaign for several types of chest and dressers that can easily tip over if not properly anchored to a wall.

CBS News and PBS cut ties to Charlie Rose

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News and PBS both cut ties to Charlie Rose on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after several women who worked with him on his PBS interview show alleged a pattern of sexual misconduct, including groping and walking naked in front of them. Both organizations stressed the importance of providing a safe, professional workplace.

JB Hi-Fi offers same-day delivery ahead Amazon Australia

Since confirming plans to open in Australia in April, Amazon has signed up 'many thousands' of sellers, boss Rocco Braeuniger said, who relocated from Germany to take up the role. Australians can already buy Amazon products from offshore, but having a warehouse locally cuts sometimes sizable....

US News

The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. FCC CHIEF SETS OUT TO SCRAP 'NET NEUTRALITY' The move would allow giant cable and telecom ... Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1.

Keri Blakinger

About this Author. Keri Blakinger covers breaking news, prisons and the death penalty. She was hired at the Houston Chronicle through the Hearst Fellows program. She graduated from Cornell University and covered county and town government at the Ithaca Times before moving to breaking news at the New York Daily News.

Election 2017

By Mike Morris Houston City Councilman Dwight Boykins is considering a run for governor next year against incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott. The second-term councilman representing south Houston -- including the neighborhoods ... AUSTIN -- Hurricane Harvey is reshaping congressional campaigns in Houston.

Letters to the Editor

Copyright 2017: Houston Chronicle Patient safety Regarding "Blindsided by medical bills" (Page A1, Sunday), Jenny Dean has done an admirable job of describing the plight of many patients who sought care in the emergency room. ... This Week Dreamers Regarding "Ambitious Dreamers" (Page A14, Nov.

World News

Foster Klug and Hyung-jin Kim, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean soldier races for the border in a jeep and then on foot before his former comrades shoot him at least five times as he limps into South Korea, where he collapses ... HERALD, W.Va.

Houston BizFeed

This is your link to Houston's hyperlocal business news. America's fourth-largest city runs on enterprise, and here you'll learn about companies coming and going, opening and closing, succeeding and failing. You'll read about the people and places that keep H-Town humming, no matter what the price....

Local News Ash Wade earns Star Award from paramedics Published 2 hours, 24 minutes ago by Sam Norris It was the Triple-0 call from an 11-year-old on a rocky escarpment that saved his mate.

While two other boys – Sam Wade, 9, and Francis Kime, 11 – went for help, Ash put his mobile phone to good use. “If like Ash they can stay calm, explain the situation, and answer some questions, it helps us come to their aid,” NSW Ambulance Service station officer (Dungog) Annette Vickery said.

Attempt to arrest Gotabhaya

The former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday, that there is a plan by the government to take into custody the former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. The main thrust of this government is to imprison him and members of the Rajapaksa family, MPs who are supporting him and senior state officials, he said further.

US network CBS fires Charlie Rose after harassment allegations CBS News has announced that it fired Charlie Rose and after eight women accused the prominent journalist of sexual harassment. Rose has apologized, though insisted not all the allegations are

News US network CBS fires Charlie Rose after harassment allegations. CBS News has announced that it fired Charlie Rose and after eight women accused the prominent journalist of sexual harassment. Rose has apologized, though insisted not all the allegations are accurate.

Argentine navy ramps up hunt for missing German-built submarine with 44 crew

The Argentine defense ministry said on Saturday that seven, failed "satellite calls" lasting between four and 36 seconds late morning and early afternoon could be signs the crew of the ARA San Juan were trying to reestablish contact. In an emailed statement, the ministry said it was working to trace....
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