Exploring Scotland’s majestic Isle of Skye

Among Scotland’s countless islands, the favorite among travelers is the scenic Isle of Skye, with its narrow, twisty roads winding around the island in the shadows of craggy, bald mountains, and a coastline ruffled with peninsulas and sea lochs.
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Sponsored: Men and women see sexual harassment in the workplace differently, survey says

On the job, there’s a stark difference in perceptions: a colleague looking at another colleague’s private parts or asking for sexual favors isn’t always harassment, according to a majority of men, while two-thirds of women say it is.
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The strange and complex world of flame-effect LED bulbs

To my delight and awe, I have discovered a whole, new-to-me universe of "realistic flame" effect LED lightbulbs, which produce the illusion that you have a goblet of raging flame sticking out of your lightsocket: the bulbs come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes (and can also be had in fanciful colors, for about $6-8/bulb (via Red Ferret)
Tags: Gadgets, Happy Mutants, Gift Guide, Video, News, Housewares, Fire In A Bottle

Christmas Albums By Rodney Crowell And The Monkees Capture The Spirit Of The Season

For both Crowell and the Monkees, Christmas is a time to draw up a gratitude list and put the year in perspective. The results aren't always jolly, but they're certainly sincere and passionate.
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Remembering Rosanell Eaton, An Outspoken Advocate for Voting Rights

Remembering Rosanelle Eaton, the North Carolina woman who in her 90s became the face of efforts to overturn laws that civil rights activists said discriminated against black voters.(Image credit: The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images)
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Melania Trump dismisses 'gossip' following Cohen sentencing: 'Focus on the substance'

First lady Melania Trump says she is not "focusing on the gossip" surrounding speculation over her marriage to President Donald Trump and his behavior.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Cohen

NFL Week 15 questions: Can Chargers come out on top against Chiefs?

The Chiefs and Chargers provide plenty of playoff intrigue in Thursday night's matchup as they kick off what should be an eventful week in the NFL.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Ex-Somalia extremist now running for office is arrested

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The former number two leader of Somalia’s al-Shabab extremists, who is now a candidate in a regional election, was arrested Thursday prompting violent protests in which four people were killed, officials said. Sheikh Mukhtar Robow, previously al-Shabab’s spokesman, was arrested by Ethiopian troops that are part of the African Union forces […]
Tags: News, Somalia, Shabab, African Union, Nairobi Kenya, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Mukhtar Robow

Customs finds 70 finches in hair rollers

NEW YORK (AP) — Customs officials at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport say they found 70 live finches hidden inside hair rollers. Authorities say a passenger arriving from Guyana on Saturday had the songbirds in a duffel bag. The New York Times reports officials believe the birds were brought to the U.S. to […]
Tags: New York, News, New York Times, Customs, Guyana, Oddities, John F Kennedy International Airport, Nation & World

Christina Aguilera headlines New Year’s Eve in Times Square

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christina Aguilera will perform live minutes before the ball drops to usher in 2019 in New York’s Times Square. Dick Clark Productions announced Thursday that Aguilera will be joined by Bastille, Dan and Shay and New Kids On The Block leading up to the countdown on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ […]
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Obama Photographer Uses 'Shade' To Contrast Presidents, Political Landscapes

On Instagram and in his latest book, former White House photographer Pete Souza juxtaposes images of the 44th president as critical counterpoints to headlines and tweets generated by the 45th. (Image credit: Pete Souza)
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Michael Jordan smacks, scolds Malik Monk for ill-advised technical for celebrating early

Hornets owner Michael Jordan playfully smacked Hornets guard Malik Monk upside the head for drawing a technical foul for prematurely celebrating.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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This family navigates allergies and pickiness when planning a weekly menu

In week 3 of our new series, "How to feed a family," you'll meet Sara, a working mom of two, who has to satisfy multiple palates when putting food on the table.
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Free press? South Dakota elected official asks for $100,000 in taxpayer funds to sue local newspaper

Members of a South Dakota official wanted to sue a newspaper with $100,000 of taxpayer funds.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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President Trump Plans To Ask The U.S. Military To Pay For The Border Wall

President Trump said in a tweet if Congress does not fund construction of a border wall he may ask the U.S. military to build it. There is no apparent support for such a move on Capitol Hill.
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Prosecuting Trump For Campaign Finance Violations Is Not Likely, Journalist Says

National Review editor Rich Lowry tells NPR's Rachel Martin that he believes it would be difficult to prosecute President Trump for a campaign finance violation, even after Trump is out of office.
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Michael Cohen On Trump In TV Interview: 'The Man Doesn't Tell The Truth'

President Trump's former lawyer says in a new interview that he is being forced to take responsibility for Trump's "dirty deeds" — and that the president directed Cohen to commit crimes.(Image credit: Craig Ruttle/AP)
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President Trump denies Michael Cohen's claims of 'dirty deeds'

"I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law," Trump tweeted. "He was a lawyer and he is supposed to know the law."            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Pelosi Cuts Deal With Democrats Who Once Opposed Her Bid For Speaker Of The House

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi cut a deal with a group of Democrats who opposed her to support her bid for speaker a day after she showed her negotiating prowess at the White House over spending.
Tags: News, White House, House, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi

Gorgeous fan-made retro Star Wars propaganda posters

Russel Walks' astounding and vast collection of unofficial, retro-styled Star Wars propaganda posters are also available in postcard form.
Tags: Star Wars, Post, Happy Mutants, Copyfight, News, Fanac, Disney, Illustration, Propaganda, Movie Posters, Russel Walks

Trump lawyer seeks to send emoluments case to appeals court

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for President Donald Trump is challenging a Maryland federal judge’s decision to allow a case accusing the president of profiting off his office to proceed in district court. The lawyer wants a federal appeals court to take up the case instead. Trump’s personal lawyer, William Consovoy, filed a petition on […]
Tags: Business, News, Maryland, Washington, Ap, Donald Trump, Trump, Nation & World Politics, William Consovoy

California texting tax: What we know about the proposal

California regulators are considering a plan to tax text messages. Here's what we know so far.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, California, Usa Today

Pilot seriously injured after military jet crash off Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii Air National Guard civilian contractor was in serious condition Wednesday after his plane crashed off the coast of Honolulu during a military exercise, authorities said. The pilot of the Hawker Hunter jet ejected safely from the plane, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam said in a statement. He was initially rescued by […]
Tags: News, Ap, Hawaii, Honolulu, Hickam, Nation & World, Hawaii Air National Guard, Hawker Hunter

Russian parliament to run competition for best rap song

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian parliament has announced a rap song competition amid a crackdown on contemporary music that evoked Soviet-era censorship of the arts. A dozen rappers have had their shows cancelled recently after warnings from officials who claim that their music promotes the wrong values. At least three musicians have been detained. In […]
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The Latest: Israeli PM vows to 'settle the score' of attacks

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local):
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Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke dies at 74

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress and director Sondra Locke, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her first film role in 1968’s “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” and went on to co-star in six films with Clint Eastwood, has died. Locked died Nov. 3 at her Los Angeles home of cardiac arrest stemming […]
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3 found alive inside West Virginia coal mine

CLEAR CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — Three people missing since last weekend were found alive Wednesday in an underground coal mine in West Virginia, authorities said.
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'Beale Street' Is A Heart-Stopping, Beautiful Story Of Love And Injustice

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins returns with a new drama about young lovers in 1970s Harlem whose lives are thrown into turmoil when one of them is falsely accused of a crime.(Image credit: Tatum Mangus/Annapurna Pictures)
Tags: News, Harlem, Beale Street, Barry Jenkins

Jets place RB Isaiah Crowell on IR with toe injury

New York Jets place running back Isaiah Crowell on season-ending injured reserve with toe injury            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, New York Jets, Isaiah Crowell

Julian Castro forms presidential exploratory committee for potential 2020 run

The move Wednesday gives the 44-year-old former San Antonio mayor an early start to what’s shaping up as a crowded Democratic field            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, San Antonio, Julian Castro

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