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Silvers lifts Troy over UNT, 50-30, in New Orleans Bowl

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brandon Silvers passed for four touchdowns and ran for another, Troy produced five turnovers and the Trojans beat North Texas 50-30 in the New Orleans Bowl on Saturday.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/silvers-lifts-troy-over-unt-50-30-orleans-220948310--spt.html
Democrat Kihuen will not seek re-election after sexual misconduct claims

Ruben Kihuen speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A Democratic congressman from Nevada who has been accused of sexual misconduct by four women will not seek re-election next year. Ruben Kihuen is accused of inappropriate behaviour including unwanted sexual advances.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/democrat-kihuen-not-seek-election-220933977.html
Honduran government accuses opposition of spurring unrest

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The Honduran government is accusing President Juan Orlando Hernandez's political rivals of ordering "gangs" to block streets and undertake other acts of violence amid protests over the disputed Nov. 26 election.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/honduran-government-accuses-opposition-spurring-unrest-201408130.html
Zoo officials to take Fiona the hippo off bottle feeding

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden says Fiona the baby hippopotamus will soon eat nothing but grown-up hippo food as she's weaned from her bottles of formula.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/zoo-officials-fiona-hippo-off-bottle-feeding-213346386.html
Ski lift malfunction strands dozens, 5 have minor injuries

BOALSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A ski lift malfunction on opening day at a Pennsylvania ski resort stranded dozens of people and left five with minor injuries.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ski-lift-malfunction-strands-dozens-5-minor-injuries-214801176.html
Ronaldo goal gives Real Madrid its 3rd Club World Cup title

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored from a free-kick as Real Madrid claimed its third Club World Cup title after beating Brazilian team Gremio 1-0 Saturday.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ronaldo-goal-gives-real-madrid-3rd-club-world-185812762--spt.html
Ibrahim Abu Thuraya: Disabled Palestinian activist shot dead by Israeli troops in Jerusalem protest

A Palestinian activist who lost his legs in an air strike has been shot dead by Israeli troops as he protested against the US decision to Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Wheelchair-bound Ibraheem Abu Thuraya, 29, was one of four Palestinians killed during Friday’s violent clashes, according to officials. The Palestinian Authority's health ministry said Mr Thuraya was shot just east of Gaza City, with the Israeli army saying it opened fire on the “main instigators” of violent protests at the Gaza border.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/ibrahim-abu-thuraya-disabled-palestinian-220629852.html
Air Force Academy to restructure sexual-assault office

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force Academy is restructuring and expanding its sexual-assault office after an internal investigation concluded it was crippled by poor management and derelict in its duties, the school's top official said.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/air-force-academy-restructure-sexual-assault-office-220311383.html
Hamsik equals Maradona's Napoli record of 115 goals

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Marek Hamsik equaled Diego Maradona's all-time record of 115 goals for Serie A team Napoli on Saturday.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/hamsik-equals-maradonas-napoli-record-115-goals-191104383.html
Landslide in southern Chile leaves 3 dead, 15 missing

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Officials in Chile say heavy rains fueled a landslide that swept over a village in the country's south, killing at least three people and leaving another 15 missing.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/landslide-southern-chile-leaves-3-dead-15-missing-220132885.html
Knox, Diallo lead No. 8 Kentucky past Virginia Tech 93-86

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kevin Knox scored 21 points, Hamidou Diallo added 20, including a big 3-pointer with 50 seconds remaining, and No. 8 Kentucky outlasted Virginia Tech 93-86 on Saturday for its most significant victory this season.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/knox-diallo-lead-no-8-kentucky-past-virginia-213810192--spt.html
Gov.-elect poses next to cutout of Chris Christie on beach

GLEN RIDGE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov.-elect Phil Murphy is getting some pushback for posing next to a cardboard cutout of Gov. Chris Christie lounging on a beach last summer.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/murphy-poses-next-cutout-christie-beach-202639038.html
De Bruyne inspires Man City to record-extending win vs Spurs

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Arms wrapped around his head, Kevin De Bruyne was writhing in agony on the turf.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/arsenal-chelsea-both-win-1-0-benteke-ends-170905564--spt.html
Pulisic rescues Dortmund with goal completing comeback

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Christian Pulisic completed Borussia Dortmund's comeback against Hoffenheim on Saturday, securing a 2-1 victory in the Bundesliga.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/pulisic-rescues-dortmund-goal-completing-comeback-215730469--spt.html
Kemp back in LA, Gonzalez out in 5-player deal with Braves

Matt Kemp is returning to the place where he began his major league career, reacquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday as part of a five-player trade with the Atlanta Braves that creates more financial flexibility for the reigning NL champions.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/kemp-back-la-gonzalez-5-player-deal-braves-201101344--spt.html
Zuma bemoans ANC infighting as party chooses new leader

South African President Jacob Zuma on Saturday blamed infighting and perceived corruption for the troubles of the ANC party, which risks losing power for the first time since the end of apartheid.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/africas-troubled-anc-meets-elect-leader-013543484.html
'Strictly Come Dancing' Final 2017

He and partner Katya Jones faced Alexandra Burke, Debbie McGee and Gemma Atkinson in the final Joe won despite Alexandra topping the leader board with 119 points compared to his 118 It was the first time the four finalists had danced all three dances Judges’ Pick: American Smooth to ‘Wouldn’t It Be Lovely’ from My Fair Lady.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/apos-strictly-come-dancing-apos-212456934.html
Nevada Democrat, facing ethics probe, won't seek re-election

LAS VEGAS (AP) — First-term Democratic Congressman Ruben Kihuen (KEY'-win) of Nevada is denying allegations of sexual harassment but says he won't seek re-election.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/nevada-democrat-facing-ethics-probe-wont-seek-election-214633708--election.html
Trump to say in security speech that China is competitor - officials

President Donald Trump will lay out a new U.S. national security strategy on Monday based on his "America First" policy and will, among other items, make clear that China is a competitor, two senior U.S. officials said on Saturday. Trump has praised Chinese President Xi Jinping while also demanding that Beijing increase pressure on North Korea over its nuclear programme and to change trade practices to make them more favourable to the United States. The national security strategy, to be rolled out in a speech by Trump, should not be seen as an attempt to contain China but rather to offer a clear-eyed look at the challenges China poses, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/trump-security-speech-china-competitor-officials-214505022.html
Strictly Come Dancing 2017 week 13 recap: A stunning final sees a glittering victory for the last man standing

Alexandra Burke, Debbie McGee, Gemma Atkinson and Joe McFadden - the four finalists had three different performances each, to win over audiences. For Alexandra, it was the American Smooth from Movie Week – in which she scored ‘33’. Unsurprisingly, after comments like that – Alexandra and her parter Gorka Marquez received the first perfect score of the night.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/strictly-come-dancing-2017-week-214414073.html
More than half of Britons now want to stay in EU - poll

A poll has found that 51 percent of Britons would now keep European Union membership while 41 percent want to leave the bloc, a near reversal of last year's referendum result. The BMG poll of 1,400 people for The Independent published on the newspaper's website on Saturday came as Britain moves into a second phase of negotiations on exiting the EU, which will focus on trade. The Independent said the lead for "remain" over "leave" was the biggest in any poll so far since the vote in June 2016.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/more-half-britons-now-want-stay-eu-poll-214157347.html
A look at some winners and losers under the GOP tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Count President Donald Trump among the personal winners in the $1.5 trillion tax package that congressional Republicans are on the verge of passing. It's not only a political score for Trump but likely a windfall for his real estate empire, too.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/look-winners-losers-under-gop-205042006.html
Autopsies underway for Canadian billionaires found dead

TORONTO (AP) — Investigators are awaiting the results of autopsies performed on Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife before determining the next steps in the ongoing probe into their suspicious deaths.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/autopsies-underway-canadian-billionaires-found-dead-213224621--finance.html
Oklahoma State hands No. 19 Florida State 1st loss, 71-70

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Mitchell Solomon scored on a tip-in with 6 seconds left and then took a game-clinching charge at the other end of the court, and Oklahoma State knocked No. 19 Florida State from the unbeaten ranks Saturday, winning 71-70 in the Orange Bowl Classic.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/oklahoma-state-hands-no-19-florida-state-1st-213223493--spt.html
Bayern stretches Bundesliga lead, Cologne grabs 1st win

BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich goalkeeper Sven Ulreich saved a penalty in injury time as the defending champion stretched its Bundesliga lead to 11 points with a 1-0 win at Stuttgart on Saturday.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/bayern-stretches-bundesliga-lead-cologne-grabs-1st-win-165422731.html
'Strictly Come Dancing' Final: Bruno Tonioli Falls Off His Chair Amid Finale Excitement

Just a few weeks ago, Craig Revel Horwood fell off his chair while doing an impression of his fellow ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ judge Bruno Tonioli.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/apos-strictly-come-dancing-apos-205325432.html
Arrested priest extradited from Philippines to North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A priest accused of molesting two boys in the 1990s has been extradited from the Philippines to North Dakota to face charges.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/arrested-priest-extradited-philippines-north-dakota-211727498.html
Rutgers, behind Corey Sanders, tops No. 15 Seton Hall 71-65

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Steve Pikiell is turning around the Rutgers' basketball program a lot quicker than anyone expected.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/rutgers-behind-corey-sanders-tops-no-15-seton-193600448--spt.html
Residents flee as flames approach wealthy California enclave

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — Residents piled into cars and fled on Saturday as surging winds drove one of the biggest fires in California's history toward the wealthy coastal enclave of Montecito, northwest of Los Angeles.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/army-firefighters-takes-still-growing-california-fire-052808531.html
Hunter Harrison, CEO of railroad company CSX, dead at 73

Hunter Harrison, the president CEO of railroad giant CSX, has died, the company announced Saturday. He was 73. CSX confirmed Harrison's death in a statement, saying it was caused by "unexpectedly ...

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hunter-harrison-ceo-railroad-company-202734010.html
Real Madrid are world champions! Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick seals Fifa Club World Cup final win vs Gremio

Cristiano Ronaldo was the hero once again as his superb free-kick earned Real Madrid a 1-0 win over Brazilian side Gremio to retain the Fifa Club World Cup title in Abu Dhabi. Portugal forward Ronaldo, voted the Best Fifa Men's Player for 2017 and the Ballon d'Or winner for a fifth time, broke the deadlock after 53 minutes when he clipped the ball over the wall and into the bottom corner. The hard-earned victory over a stubborn Gremio side at the Zayed Sports City Stadium was Real's third Fifa Club World Cup since 2014, equalling the record of LaLiga rivals Barcelona.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/real-madrid-world-champions-cristiano-211300164.html
The Latest: Trump to meet with Cabinet members at Camp David

The Latest on the tax plan in Congress (all times local): 4:10 p.m. President Donald Trump will be holding a series of weekend meetings with Cabinet members at Camp David. A White House spokeswoman said ...

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/latest-trump-defends-tax-cuts-good-middle-class-180932175--finance.html
Down by 22, No. 10 Xavier rallies for 68-66 win over ETSU

CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevon Bluiett's jumper with 6.3 seconds left completed No. 10 Xavier's rally from a 22-point second-half deficit for a 68-66 victory over East Tennessee State on Saturday.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/down-22-no-10-xavier-rallies-68-66-210944597--spt.html
Winds fuel California wildfire, state's 3rd-largest on record

A raging California wildfire on Saturday became the state's third-largest on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that have fuelled the deadly blaze since the beginning of the month. The so-called Thomas Fire has destroyed more than 1,000 structures, including about 750 homes, in Southern California coastal communities since erupting on Dec. 4, the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said in a statement. Authorities described the current conditions, including returning winds and extremely low humidity, as "critical fire weather." Coastal Santa Barbara and more sparsely populated inland areas were of special concern, they said.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/california-wildfire-close-becoming-third-largest-ever-state-101446177.html
Carpinteria still rosy after California wildfires spare flower farms

The owner of Rose Story Farm in the seaside city of Carpinteria saw her trampled roses and avocados and felled citrus trees as "small prices" to pay to ensure her farm did not suffer more than the scorching it received on Tuesday from the Thomas Fire, one of the state's largest ever wildfires. "We know we live in a desert climate and are prone to wildfires, but I don't think anyone could expect the scope of this," she said by telephone this week. The tale of Rose Story Farm was repeated at farms and nurseries across the Carpinteria Valley, a region state officials tout as the "flower basket of the United States" because more cut flowers are grown there than anywhere else in the nation.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/carpinteria-still-rosy-california-wildfires-spare-flower-farms-110627406.html
UN council weighs measure rejecting US Jerusalem decision

The UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution finding any change to the status of Jerusalem has no legal effect and must be reversed, after the US recognized the city as Israel's capital.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/un-council-weighs-measure-rejecting-us-jerusalem-decision-201752276.html
Torres se estrena y el Atlético adelanta al Valencia

BARCELONA (AP) — Fernando Torres se estrenó como goleador en la actual liga española y salvó con su olfato al Atlético de Madrid, que ganó 1-0 al Alavés el sábado y desplazó al Valencia del segundo puesto en la tabla de posiciones.

https://es-us.noticias.yahoo.com/athletic-y-sociedad-empatan-sin-goles-en-derbi-164052222--spt.html
Volunteers place wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery

A huge number of volunteers are placing wreaths on tombstones at Arlington National Cemetery. WTOP-FM reports the annual event drew a large crowd Saturday, with more than 245,000 wreaths placed at grave ...

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/large-group-volunteers-place-wreaths-arlington-192733511.html
'Strictly Come Dancing' Final 2017 - HuffPost Verdict

K E Y   P O I N T SJoe McFadden crowned winner of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ 2017He and partner Katya Jones faced Alexandra Burke, Debbie McGee and Gemma Atkinson in the finalJoe won despite Alexandra topping the leader board with 119 points compared to his 118It was the first time the four finalists had danced all three dancesAt 42, he is the show’s oldest ever winnerS C O R E   B R E A K D O W N 1. Alexandra and Gorka = 119/120Judges’ Pick: American Smooth to ‘Wouldn’t It Be Lovely’ from My Fair Lady. ...

https://uk.style.yahoo.com/apos-strictly-come-dancing-apos-210336371.html
GM shows new Silverado pickup at event in Texas

General Motors is showing of an all-new version of the Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck at an event in Texas. The company released pictures of the rounded new truck with thin LED headlamps and a blacked-out ...

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/gm-shows-silverado-pickup-event-210110684.html
Oil truck crashes, spilling 3,700 gallons of heating oil

LAKE GROVE, N.Y. (AP) — A truck carrying thousands of gallons of heating oil has been involved in an accident with two other vehicles on a New York road, igniting a massive fire.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/oil-truck-crashes-spilling-3-700-gallons-heating-210017972.html
Asiatic cheetahs on the brink of extinction with only 50 left alive

The carnivore has disappeared across south and central Asia and is on the brink of extinction. Conservationists have warned that the Asiatic cheetah is on the threshold of extinction following a UN decision to pull funding from conservation efforts to protect it. Fewer than 50 of the critically endangered carnivores are thought to be left in the wild – all of them in Iran – and scientists fear that without urgent intervention there is little chance of saving one of the planet’s most distinctive and graceful hunters.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/asiatic-cheetahs-brink-extinction-only-210012173.html