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Muslim teacher subjected to wave of death threats from California students following Trump's election.

A middle school  in San Jose, California has been accused of doing little more than holding workshops  and giving slaps on the wrist to students who have called a Muslim teacher a “terrorist” and made threats to “shoot her” since the election of President Donald Trump. Accord...

- The Raw Story - US

New Nissan engine bids to extend life for internal combustion.

BEIJING - Nissan Motor Co, an early mover in the electric vehicle market, will use the Los Angeles auto show next week to send a message about gasoline-fueled engines: They're not dead yet.

- Reuters - US

Holiday cheer boosts Amazon, Macy's and other retail stocks.

SAN FRANCISCO - Shares of Amazon.com Inc , Macy's Inc , Kohl's Corp and other U.S. retailers rose on Friday on early signs that consumers are on track to spend more this holiday shopping season than in previous years.

- Reuters - US

A flat-Earther's plan to launch himself in a homemade rocket just hit a speed bump.

A California man who planned to launch himself 1,800 feet high on Saturday in a homemade scrap-metal rocket - in an effort to "prove" that Earth is flat - said he is postponing the experiment after he couldn't get permission from a federal agency to do so on public land. Instead, Mike Hughes said...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Japan protests San Francisco's 'sex slave' statue decision.

Japan expressed strong regret Friday over San Francisco's decision to give city property status to a statue commemorating Asian women who worked in military brothels for Japanese troops during World War II, with Osaka declaring it will terminate its 60-year sister-city ties.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Still thankful for human connections, moments of beauty.

After the floods of Texas and fires of California, I spent a couple of days asking people what they would grab if their home was about to be destroyed. They all mentioned keepsakes and mementos of loved ones.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Osaka to drop SF sister city over comfort woman statue.

The mayor of Japan's second city of Osaka said Friday he would end sister-city relations with San Francisco after the US city decided to accept a donated memorial to wartime sex slaves.

- GMA News - PH

New Nissan engine bids to extend life for internal combustion | Reuters.

BEIJING - Nissan Motor Co, an early mover in the electric vehicle market, will use the Los Angeles auto show next week to send a message about gasoline-fueled engines: They’re not dead yet. The post New Nissan engine bids to extend life for internal combustion | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Prague High Court rules on extradition of Yevgeniy Nikulin, accused of hacking social networks.

A US federal grand jury in California indicted the 29-year-old Nikulin last year on suspicion of hacking into the U.S.-based social media companies. The post Prague High Court rules on extradition of Yevgeniy Nikulin, accused of hacking social networks appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Colin Kaepernick Joins 'Un-Thanksgiving' Protest at Alcatraz.

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kapernick joined the annual "Un-Thanksgiving" protest Thursday by Native American activists at the Indigenous People's Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island.

- Breitbart - US

Rush of pot grows splits rural California before legal sales.

- Townhall.com - US

San Francisco's 'sex slave' statue decision stirs controversy

City gives formal city property status to a statue commemorating women who worked in military-backed brothels for Japanese troops during World War II

- CBS NEWS - US

Missouri dismemberment suspect charged in California killing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man who was arrested after sleeping in a Kansas storage unit with his two children and his dismembered wife's remains has been charged in a California killing.

- Billings Gazette - US

He’s a Member of Congress. The Kremlin Likes Him So Much It Gave Him a Code Name.

Longtime ties to Russia have led to some suggestions that Dana Rohrabacher, Republican of California, is a valued asset there. He has laughed it off, but now investigators are calling.

- New York Times - US

Missouri dismemberment suspect charged in California killing

A man who was arrested after sleeping in a Kansas storage unit with his two children and his dismembered wife's remains has been charged in a California killing.

- WRAL.com - US

Rush of pot grows splits rural California before legal sales

The four young men had just started their marijuana harvest in rural Northern California when a dozen sheriff's deputies swooped in with guns drawn, arrested them and spent the day chopping down 150 bushy plants with machetes.

- WRAL.com - US

Flying from Auckland to Los Angeles with Air New Zealand

Tony Potter flies NZ6 Auckland to Los Angeles. The plane: Boeing 777-300 Class: Economy Price: $659. Flight time: 11h 56m. Push-back was delayed by three-and-a-half hours, thanks to what Auckland Airport called a "power...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Taylor Swift announces UK and Ireland dates for 2018

LOS ANGELES, Nov 24 — As part of her stadium tour promoting just-released album Reputation, Taylor Swift has announced she'll be performing three dates in the UK and Ireland in June. The newly revealed dates are bookended by a string of...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Teaching KITT to drive in the rain

In 1982, when David Hasselhoff jumped into KITT, a super-advanced Pontiac Trans Am that could drive itself, it was obvious Knight Rider was pure TV science fiction. But nowadays, with companies investing millions in autonomous vehicle research, could KITT be just around the corner?The technology behind self-driving cars is ...

- ENN - US

How Best to Promote Research and Development

Clearly, there is something appealing about a start-up-based innovation strategy: it feels democratic, accessible, and so California. But it is definitely not the only way to boost research and development, or even the main way, and it is certainly not the way most major innovations in the US came about during the twentieth ...

- Project Syndicate - US

Japan's Osaka to snap sister city link with San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue

The mayor of Japan's western city of Osaka plans to cut ties with U.S. sistercity San Francisco after the latter accepted the donation of a “comfort women” statue from a private group there. The issue of “comfort women”, as those forced to work in Japan's wartime ...

- The Raw Story - US

So hot in SoCal

Los Angeles basks in excessive heat as the Thanksgiving holiday begins.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Lalaking maling nahatulan sa kasong pagpatay, laya na pagkaraan ng 39 na taon

Sa tulong ng DNA test, nakalaya ang isang lalaki na mali umanong nahatulan at nakulong kaugnay ng double-murder case sa isang babae at anak nito noong 1978 sa California.

- GMA News - PH

Japan protests San Francisco's 'sex slave' statue decision

Japan has expressed strong regret over San Francisco's decision to give formal city property status to a statue commemorating women who worked in military-backed brothels for Japanese troops during World War II, with Osaka declaring it will terminate its 60-year sister-city ties.

- FOX News - US

California Experiences Hepatitis A Outbreak

The U.S. state of California is experiencing the largest person-to-person outbreak of hepatitis A in the United States since a vaccine to prevent the liver disease became available in 1996.  More than 600 cases have been reported in the state and 21 people have died. According to the California Department of Public Health, ...

- Voice of America - US

Manson's Grandson Forgave Him. GoFundMe, Not So Much

Charles Manson has a next of kin willing to claim his body, but grandson Jason Freeman might not be able to get to California from Ohio in time. GoFundMe pulled the plug on a fundraising site set up to help him with travel and burial expenses Thursday after $979 had...

- Newser - US

Japanese City of Osaka puts an End to Friendship Agreement with San Francisco

Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yosimura said his city will end its 60-year relationship with San Francisco as sister cities a day after the local government in the US city officially approved the sculpture of the so-called "comfort women," the victims of sexual slavery of the Japanese army during the Second World War, DPA reported. ...

- Novinite - BG

Colin Firth attempts to sail the globe in 'The Mercy'

LOS ANGELES, Nov 24 — Check out the first trailer for upcoming film The Mercy that stars Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz. The film is based on the true story of Donald Crowhurst, an amateur sailor who set out to single-handedly circumnavigate the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Liam Gallagher unveils new video for 'Come Back to Me'

LOS ANGELES, Nov 24 — Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has released a video for his track Come Back to Me, off his recently released debut solo album. As You Were released in October to positive reviews, earning a spot on NME's list of...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Japan's Osaka to snap sister city link with San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue

The mayor of Japan's western city of Osaka plans to cut ties with U.S. sister city San Francisco after the latter accepted the donation of a "comfort women" statue from a private group there. The issue of "comfort women", as those forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels were euphemistically known, has long ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Rural California grapples with 'green rush' of pot growers

The four young men had just started their marijuana harvest in rural Northern California when a dozen sheriff's deputies swooped in with guns drawn, arrested them and spent the day chopping down 150 bushy plants with machetes.

- WRAL.com - US

Manson Funeral Fundraiser Shut Down

Charles Manson has a next of kin willing to claim his body, but grandson Jason Freeman might not be able to get to California from Ohio in time. GoFundMe pulled the plug on a fundraising site set up to help him with travel and burial expenses Thursday after $979 had...

- Newser - US

Rural California grapples with 'green rush' of pot growers

COPPEROPOLIS, Calif. — The four young men had just started their marijuana harvest in rural Northern California when a dozen sheriff's deputies swooped in with guns drawn, arrested them and spent the day chopping down 150 bushy plants with…

- Billings Gazette - US

Japan's Osaka to snap sister city link with San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue

TOKYO - The mayor of Japan's western city of Osaka plans to cut ties with U.S. sister city San Francisco after the latter accepted the donation of a "comfort women" statue from a private group there.

- Reuters - US

1.2 Million Casualties: If North Korea Attacked Los Angeles with a Nuclear Weapon

Daniel R. DePetris Security, North America All the more reason why there should never be a second Korean War.  What would an actual nuclear exchange between the United States and North Korea look like? How many civilians would be killed? How much of Pyongyang or Los Angeles would be pulverized in a nuclear ash cloud? And ...

- The National Interest - US

DeCOALonize Oakland: 150 youth, workers rally as Oakland launches boycott on Tagami's Rotunda Building

On Nov. 21, 150 Oakland youth, clean air activists, workers and labor leaders announced a boycott on Phil Tagami's Rotunda Building in response to Tagami's lawsuit against the City of Oakland. Tagami is suing to overturn the popular ban on the handling and storing of coal, so that he can continue with his controversial plan ...

- San Francisco Bay View - US

Engineers Model the California Reservoir Network

For the first time, engineers at Caltech have developed an empirical statewide model of the California reservoir network. The model was built from data gathered over a 13-year period that includes the latest drought, allowing researchers to make observations about how 55 of the state's major reservoirs respond to a variety ...

- ENN - US

Canadiens trade Torrey Mitchell to Kings for 2018 conditional draft pick

The Montreal Canadiens traded forward Torrey Mitchell to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday for a 2018 fifth-round conditional draft pick.If Los Angeles makes the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Japan's Osaka to snap sister city link with San Francisco over “comfort women” statue

In 2015, Japan and South Korea agreed the issue of 'comfort women' would be 'irreversibly resolved' The post Japan's Osaka to snap sister city link with San Francisco over “comfort women” statue appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

After DNA test, California man freed from prison in 1978 double-murder

LOS ANGELES - A man wrongfully convicted in California of the 1978 double-murder of a woman and her child is spending his first Thanksgiving Day as a free man in 39 years, after being released on the basis of DNA evidence.

- Reuters - US

A look at the LA Times' long history of anti-labor owners, as uncertainty at the paper fuels a newsroom effort to unionize with NewsGuild-CWA

Shaya Tayefe Mohajer / Columbia Journalism Review: A look at the LA Times' long history of anti-labor owners, as uncertainty at the paper fuels a newsroom effort to unionize with NewsGuild-CWA  —  Union signs adorn the newsroom.  Photo by Matt Pearce, via Twitter.  —  The successful formation of a union at ...

- Mediagazer - US

Op-Ed Contributor: Is Anyone Good Enough for an H1-B Visa?

Many of my Stanford classmates and I had plans to use our education to contribute to this country. Instead, we’re being kicked out.

- New York Times - US

Why Steyer's Campaign to Impeach Trump Unsettles Some Democrats

California billionaire Tom Steyer is funding a $20 million ad campaign calling for the impeachment of President Trump. The move is causing anxiety among lawmakers,within the Democratic Party.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Man freed decades after double killing that rocked LA suburb

A California man authorities say was wrongly convicted of double murder walked out of prison hours before Thanksgiving

- ABC News - US

A Former Prisoner of North Korea Has Been Found Burned to Death in California

Aijalon Mahli Gomes, 38, was imprisoned in North Korea in 2010

- Yahoo! News - US

Osaka to drop SF sister city over comfort woman statue

OSAKA , Nov 24 — The mayor of Japan's second city of Osaka said today he would end sister-city relations with San Francisco after the US city decided to accept a donated memorial to wartime sex slaves. Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Man in prison 39 years for crime he didn't commit pardoned

California Gov. Jerry Brown has pardoned a man in prison for 39 years for two murders he didn't commit.

- UPI - US

Former prisoner of North Korea found dead, on fire, in California park

Detectives in San Diego are investigating the mystery death of a man who hit the headlines in 2010 when former US president Jimmy Carter helped negotiate his release from North Korea. An off-duty California Highway Patrol officer found the body of Aijalon Mahli Gomes, 38, ablaze Friday in the city’s Mission Bay Park, ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

DNA test exonerates California man in prison since 1978 for a double-murder he never committed

A man wrongfully convicted in California of the 1978 double-murder of a woman and her child is spending his first Thanksgiving Day as a free man in 39 years, after being released on the basis of DNA evidence. California Governor Jerry Brown pardoned 70-year-old Craig Coley on Wednesday and prison of...

- The Raw Story - US

Man convicted of 1978 California double murder pardoned after DNA test

A 70-year-old California man convicted nearly four decades ago of killing his ex-girlfriend and her 4-year-old son walked out of prison Wednesday after DNA tests showed he was wrongfully convicted.

- FOX News - US

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