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Venice flooding nearly touches level of infamous…

Flooding in the canal city of Venice has reached the second-highest level ever, touching nearly the level of the infamous 1966 flooding

For Mate Selection, Birds Sniff Each Other's What…

Songbirds literally sniff out their mates and, according to recent research, there’s one olfactory clue that’s considered especially important.

EU Court: Food Made In Palestinian Territories…

The EU's top court has ruled that products made in Israeli settlements must be labeled has having been made in the Palestinian territories.

Clinton Says She Is Under 'Enormous Pressure' to…

With the deadline to register for the New Hampshire primary just a few days away, Hillary Clinton still isn't ruling out a 2020 White House run. "I, as I say, never, never, never say never," she told the BBC Tuesday when asked if she was considering a last-minute bid for...

Florida man survives alligator attack

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says James G. Boyce, of Palm Beach Gardens, suffered a "substantial" alligator bite to his leg while hunting in a wildlife management area on Saturday. Boyce described his ordeal on Tuesday. (Nov. 13)

Kanye West To Appear At Joel Osteen's Church

The rapper will visit the pastor's Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, on Sunday, a representative for the church told the Houston Chronicle Tuesday. Osteen will conduct a 15- to 20-minute conversation with West at the 11 a.m. service and West will return for the 7 p.m. service to perform with his choir, according to the representative, Donald Iloff, Jr. "Joel is still putting his questions together, but he will talk about Kanye's journey to his faith," Iloff told the Chronicle.

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Uncertainty in Bolivia as senator claims interim…

Bolivians have new uncertainty to grapple with now that opposition Sen. Jeanine Añez has declared herself interim president of the crisis-torn Andean country just hours after Evo Morales flew off to self-exile in Mexico

Yelling At Your Dog Can Have Long-Term Negative…

Yelling At Your Dog Can Have Long-Term Negative Effects, Study Shows . An analysis says using negative commands can result in long-term stress for your pooch. The study can be found in the journal BioRxiv. Besides stress, it adds that a dog's cognitive abilities can be also be affected. For the study, 92 dogs from training facilities in Portugal were put into two groups. One group was trained aggressively and had choke collars used on them. The other went through training in a docile manner with rewards coming in the form of treats. The three-year study saw the dogs go through multiple stress tests. In one, negatively-trained dogs approached bowls of food slower than the other, a sign of pessimism. "Dogs trained using aversive-based methods experienced poorer welfare as compared to companion dogs trained using reward-based methods ..." - Researchers, via study. "Dogs attending schools using aversive-based methods displayed more stress-related behaviors ..." - Researchers, via study. It appears saying "Good Dog" may be more important than previously thought

Laura Dern Thanks Kanye West For 'Cred' With Kids

Appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Tuesday, Laura Dern opened up about seeing West wear a long-sleeved top emblazoned with a close-up image of her “Blue Velvet” character, Sandy Williams, over the summer. “This is thanks to the amazing designer Raf Simons, who paid homage to [director] David Lynch and his work,” the “Big Little Lies” and “Marriage Story” actor told DeGeneres. “But what he didn’t know is he actually gave me a tiny bit of cred in my household of teenagers, and I’m really grateful.”

Sexiest Man Alive 'Perplexed' by Honor

A Legend in his own time: John Legend has been named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive for 2019—and he says he finds it a bit "perplexing." "I was excited, but I was a little scared at the same time because it’s a lot of pressure," he says. "Everyone's going...

Ski resort prepares for opening day

On Nov. 12, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows ski resort, in California, prepares for it's opening day for the 2019-2020 season on Friday, Nov. 15.

America's Fattest States Revealed by WalletHub

America's Fattest States Revealed by WalletHub. For their rankings, WalletHub used data from nearly 30 metrics. They also included obesity-related healthcare costs. According to the personal finance website, Mississippi comes in at number one. Second place was West Virginia. Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama round out the top 5. The rankings come as obesity remains a major problem for the United States. The CDC says over 93 million adults fit the health status from 2015-16. "While U.S. obesity rates have, overall, stayed steady since 2003, the rates are still rising in some groups, and disparities persist." - Harvard University’s School of Public Health, via MSN

Israeli strikes kill Gaza militants; death toll…

New Israeli airstrikes kill more militants, raising death toll to 16 in latest escalation

Calif. winemakers squeezed by US-China trade war

American winemakers are being squeezed out of the fast-growing Chinese market, due to President Trump's trade war with China. At least one California vineyard has stopped shipping to China because U.S. wine is too pricey for Chinese consumers. (Nov. 13)

A Billionaire's Wife Donated to Sanders, but Not…

Bernie Sanders' campaign frequently touts—on its website, social media feeds, and even merchandise—the fact that "not a single billionaire has donated to our campaign." That changed when Marta Thoma Hall, wife of billionaire Velodyne founder David Hall , sent the Democratic presidential candidate's campaign $470 because she was impressed...

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The Latest: Mainland Chinese students fleeing HK…

Mainland Chinese students fleeing violent protests in Hong Kong are taking advantage of a program that offers them a week of free accommodation in hotels and hostels in the neighboring city of Shenzhen

This Koala Loves Belly Rubs

This koala lives belly rubs.

Jimmy Carter Recovering After Undergoing Brain…

The Carter Center says he'll stay in the hospital "as long as advisable," but that there were no complications.

Why Clinton Wants to Give Meghan Markle a Hug

Hillary Clinton is no stranger to negative media portrayals, and since getting involved with Prince Harry, neither is Meghan Markle. In a BBC interview this week, Clinton said she'd like to offer some encouragement to Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex. "She is an amazing young woman, she has an...

Fires lit up the night as Hong Kong clashes…

Police and anti-government protesters battled on multiple fronts overnight at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Gasoline bombs and fires lit the night sky and the situation remained tense Wednesday morning. (Nov. 13)

Will Ferrell Will Host 'SNL' For Fifth Time

(CNN) Will Ferrell is joining the Five-Timers Club. The "Saturday Night Live" alum will return to Studio 8H to host the November 23 episode, the NBC show announced on Tuesday. The gig will put Ferrell, who was a cast member from 1995 to 2002, among an elite group of performers who've hosted the show five or more times. Ferrell previously hosted in 2005, 2009, 2012 and 2018. He's returned in cameo appearances a number of times.

Trump, Erdogan to meet as thorny issues stress…

President Donald Trump meets the president of Turkey Wednesday as relations between the two NATO allies are at their lowest point in decades

Jimmy Carter Experiences ‘No Complicatio…

Jimmy Carter Experiences ‘No Complications’ During Brain Surgery. On Nov. 12, Former President Jimmy Carter underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. . His procedure took place at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, and occurred with “no complications.”. According to the Carter Center, the pressure was caused by bleeding in his brain, which was likely a result of the two falls he took in October. . Because of Carter’s age, the falls resulted in a subdural hematoma, which is commonly associated with severe head injuries. . A subdural hematoma can cause symptoms that range from headaches and memory loss to seizures and paralysis. . Despite this, Carter has still remained active in recent weeks, attending Sunday school and making public appearances. Carter is currently in the hospital recovering from his surgery and will remain there for “as long as advisable for observation.”

Supreme Court Declines Shielding Gun Maker: Sandy…

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday dealt a blow to the firearms industry, rejecting Remington Arms Co's bid to escape a lawsuit by families of victims aiming to hold the gun maker liable for its marketing of the assault-style rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre that killed 20 children and six adults.

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Trump Administration Official Put Her Face on…

In April, Mina Chang was appointed deputy assistant secretary in the State Department's Bureau of Conflict and Stability Operations. But is she qualified for the role? An NBC News investigation finds that Chang not only "embellished her resume," the station says, but went so far as to create a fake...

Frigid fall temperatures hit New York City

Following a high of 60 degrees, Accuweather's Dexter Henry shows how New Yorkers dealt with a drastic temperature shift.

Mark Cuban Calls Elizabeth Warren's Wealth Tax…

Mark Cuban Calls Elizabeth Warren's Wealth Tax Plan 'Unrealistic'. The 2020 candidate's strategy sees households worth over $1 billion take on a six percent tax increase for every dollar. The Dallas Mavericks owner is one of a few U.S. billionaires to publicly denounce the policy. In multiple tweets, Cuban said he is fine with paying more taxes, but is not a supporter of Warren's plan. "She is selling shiny objects to divert attention from reality. Haven't we had enough of that from @realDonaldTrump?" - Mark Cuban, via Twitter. The Massachusetts senator has said her wealth tax will help pay for policies such as "Medicare for All.". Cuban doesn't seem convinced, saying Warren is "misleading the public.". "The chances of getting all the necessary line items she needs for M4All approved within 4 years are nearly impossible." - Mark Cuban, via Twitter. He also said it is a way for Warren to keep attention away from her own finances. The Democratic senator's net worth is reportedly around $12 million. "The reality for @ewarren is that this is as much to divert attention from her income and net worth as anything else." - Mark Cuban, via Twitter