Trump likely to agree to two-week government funding extension

The prospects of a partial government shutdown have been looming in recent days after Trump last week renewed his demand for significant U.S. taxpayer funding of his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall. Trump said on Saturday congressional leaders have sought the short-term extension and he said he would "absolutely consider it and probably give it." Bush died on Friday. This week, Trump told Politico he would "totally be willing" to shut down the federal government unless Congress authorized $5...
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Neil deGrasse Tyson denies misconduct allegations, welcomes Fox/NatGeo investigation

Fox and National Geographic Channel said they will review reports of sexual misconduct allegations made against 'Cosmos' host Neil deGrasse Tyson.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Fox, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Usa Today, National Geographic Channel, Cosmos, Fox NatGeo

Top-ranked Gonzaga men rally to win 103-92 at Creighton

Zach Norvell Jr. scored 23 of his career-high 28 points in the second half for the Zags, who improved to 8-0.
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China agrees to make fentanyl a controlled substance

China has agreed to reclassify fentanyl as a "controlled substance," in what the White House is calling a "wonderful humanitarian gesture" after the much anticipated talks between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday.
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China agrees to make fentanyl a controlled substance after talks with US at G20 summit

Those caught selling fentanyl to the US will be "subject to China's maximum penalty under the law," the White House said.
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‘Saturday Night Live’: Alec Baldwin Returns as Donald Trump to Talk G20, Mueller, Putin (Watch)

Alec Baldwin was back on “Saturday Night Live” Dec. 1 and he brought with him Ben Stiller and Fred Armisen. Baldwin, who had to sit out a few episodes of the 44th season of the late night NBC sketch series after he was arrested for assault and harassment in November, returned to portray Donald Trump […]
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Winners and Losers: Did Kyler Murray surpass Tua Tagovailoa in the Heisman race?

Kyler Murray entered conference championship day likely trailing Tua Tagovailoa for the Heisman Trophy. Murray and Tagovailoa are locks to be selected as Heisman finalists on Monday. The Oklahoma quarterback entered Saturday with statistics that were comparable to Tagovailoa in many categories.
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Eastern Washington downs Nicholls 42-21 to advance in playoffs

Sam McPherson ran for 137 yards and two touchdowns and No. 3 seed Eastern Washington scored 39 straight points to beat Nicholls 42-21 in the second round of the FCS playoffs Saturday afternoon.
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Seattle U men give coach Jim Hayford another easy victory over former team

Seattle U improves to 8-2 with a victory over Eastern Washington. Myles Carter was dominant inside, with 23 points and eight rebounds.
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Leonard's 34 leads Raptors to eighth straight win

Down an All-Star guard, there was no need for the Toronto Raptors to panic. Leonard scored 34 points, Fred VanVleet added 15 and Toronto extended its winning streak to eight games despite missing Kyle Lowry with a 106-95 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. Danny Green and Pascal Siakam added 15 apiece as the Raptors improved the league's best record to 20-4, reaching the 20-win mark quicker than at any time in their history.
Tags: News, Toronto, Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors, Raptors, Kyle Lowry, Leonard, Danny Green, Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam

Gregg Popovich on Spurs’ struggles: ‘I’ve got to do a better job’

The San Antonio Spurs have lost 5-of-7, been blown out by 30+ in back-to-back games, and have fallen to 14th in the West in the standings.  It’s been ugly basketball, not a phrase we associate with Gregg Popovich and the Spurs. After a crushing loss to the Rockets on Friday night (136-105) Spurs coach Gregg Popovich took the blame, reports Michael C. Wright of ESPN. “It’s a game where you try to continue to get better at all aspects,” Popovich said.
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Ronaldo must score every Juve penalty to be forgiven for Madrid heroics - Allegri

Ronaldo's 98th-minute penalty for Real Madrid saw the La Liga giants knock Juve out of Europe in a controversial quarter-final tie in back in April. The Portuguese superstar has since joined the Italian outfit, and he took his tally to 11 goals in 18 games with a spot-kick in Saturday's win.
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Washington volleyball upsets No. 9 Creighton to make Sweet 16 in NCAA tournament

The unseeded Huskies (20-12) upset No. 9 seed Creighton (29-5) in the Bluejays gym in Omaha, Neb., in straight sets, 25-19, 25-21, 25-23.
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New Montreal Canadiens captain Shea Weber scores two in win over Rangers

Montreal Canadiens captain Shea Weber says he really missed that winning feeling. In his second game back from injury, Weber scored his first two goals of the season as the Canadiens snapped their five-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the visiting New York Rangers on Saturday night. "The biggest thing is winning," said Weber, who gave the Canadiens a 2-0 lead after one period.
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Maple Leafs beat Wild 5-3 to take overall NHL lead

NHL Capsules            [Author: AP]
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Wichita State build big early lead, holds off Baylor 71-63

Samajae Haynes-Jones had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Wichita State held on to defeat Baylor 71-63 despite letting a 33-point lead get cut to five            [Author: AP]
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Setback for Australian refugee football player arrested in Thailand

Hakeem Al-Araibi was hoping to return to Australia over the weekend but has now been put in detention and is facing deportation to BahrainA refugee football player who was hoping to return to Australia over the weekend after being arrested in Thailand has been put into detention instead and is facing deportation to the country he fled from.Hakeem Al-Araibi was arrested at Bangkok airport last week on an Interpol notice issued at Bahrain’s request. Continue reading...
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CSU Fullerton snaps 2-game streak, routs Cal Lutheran 99-60

Khalil Ahmad scored 29 points and CSU Fullerton returned home to snap a two-game losing streak by crushing Division III Cal Luthern, 99-60            [Author: AP]
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Trump agrees to freeze higher tariffs on $200B in Chinese goods — for now

The leaders of the world's two largest economies, Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, agreed to a temporary truce on trade Saturday at a highly anticipated dinner in Argentina.
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NYPD Finds Couple Whose Times Square Proposal Went Horribly Wrong

The happy couple was tracked down through social media after video of their bungled proposal went viral.
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NYPD Searching For Couple Whose Times Square Proposal Went Horribly Wrong

The would-be groom dropped the engagement ring down a drain moments after popping the question.
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Golden's 24 points help Richmond past Wake Forest, 84-74

Grant Golden scored 24 points and Richmond coach Chris Mooney became the all-time winningest coach in school history by knocking off Wake Forest, 84-74            [Author: AP]
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Lawmakers considering stopgap spending measure ahead of government funding deadline

Lawmakers are considering taking up a one-week spending bill to avoid a partial government shutdown by Friday, a move designed to put off a major showdown until after former President George H.W. Bush's funeral proceedings, according to a source briefed on the talks.
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Nazem Kadri scores winner, Maple Leafs beat Wild, 5-3

The Toronto Maple Leafs keep winning, and they're adding another offensive player to the lineup. Nazem Kadri broke a tie with 3:20 to play and Zach Hyman scored twice in Toronto's 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Hyman added an empty-net goal in the final minute to seal Toronto's fourth straight victory and Minnesota's third loss in a row.
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'State of insurrection' as fuel tax riots engulf central Paris

The authorities were caught off guard by the escalation in violence after two weeks of nationwide protests against fuel taxes and living costs, known as the "yellow vest" movement after fluorescent jackets kept in all vehicles in France. In Paris, police said they had arrested almost 300 people while 110 were injured, including 20 members of the security forces. Police fired stun grenades, tear gas and water cannon at protesters at the top of the Champs-Elysees boulevard, at the Tuilleries Gar...
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Islanders 3, Blue Jackets 2: Islanders Return to Nassau Coliseum, Thrilling Fans and Players Alike

Casey Cizikas, who played in the Islanders’ last meaningful game at the Coliseum in 2015, scored the winning goal before a crowd that was raucous all night.
Tags: News, Ice, Hockey, Ny, New York Islanders, Islanders, Nassau Coliseum, Casey Cizikas, Barclays Center (Brooklyn

Trump says hopes to meet N.Korea's Kim in January or February

US President Donald Trump said Saturday he hoped to organize a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in early 2019, perhaps as soon as January or February. Trump told reporters traveling home to Washington with him aboard Air Force One from Argentina that "three sites" were in consideration for the meeting, a follow-up to their historic summit in Singapore in June. Trump had been in Buenos Aires for the Group of 20 summit.
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Trump and Xi's hint at 'good' outcome to end US-China trade war

The leaders of the world's two largest economies, Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, met face-to-face Saturday in Argentina for a highly anticipated dinner that many hope will halt, at least temporarily, an escalating tit-for-tat trade war.
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Mariners-Mets trade update: Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz deal framework agreed upon, pending final approvals

All that's left to complete the trade Monday is medical clearance and commissioner's office approval. The Mariners will send $20 million to the Mets as part of the package. 
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With 30 points, Hayward helps Celtics beat T-wolves 118-109

With season-high 30 points, Hayward helps Celtics top Timberwolves 118-109 for 3rd straight win            [Author: AP]
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