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CNN’s Jim Acosta is reporting at the White House again after a judge ruled that the Trump administration overstepped the law in revoking his access. But what protects the press, to begin with? Yahoo News explains.
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- Nissan accuses chief Ghosn of misconduct, proposes firing him
Automaker Nissan on Monday accused its chairman Carlos Ghosn of "significant acts of misconduct" including underreporting his salary and said it would move to fire him, as reports emerged he faced arrest in Tokyo. In a statement, Nissan said it had been conducting a probe into Ghosn for several months after receiving a whistleblower report and had uncovered misconduct going back several years. The statement came after local media reported that Ghosn was being questioned Monday night by prosecutors in Tokyo and was expected to be arrested on violation of financial regulations including misreporting his income.
- Thousands flee as Guatemala's Fuego volcano threatens more eruptions
Thousands of people have been evacuated from the area surrounding the Fuego volcano in Guatemala amid fears of further eruptions after red-hot rock and ash threatened lives and homes when it erupted on Sunday. Burning lava burst as high as 3,200ft into the sky, and flows of boiling debris ran nearly two miles down one side of the volcano – the latest in a string of eruptions. A column of ash rose nearly 23,000ft above sea level and drifted towards Guatemala City nearly 20 miles away.
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- Libya Oil Boss Sees Country Exempted From Future OPEC+ Cuts
“The OPEC community has understood the difficulties we face –- Libya has withheld more than any other country from the global market,” National Oil Corp. Chairman Mustafa Sanalla wrote in a phone message. OPEC and its allies are considering cutting oil output in 2019 as the group is increasingly concerned about the potential for oversupply. Libya, along with Nigeria, has been exempt from cuts since January 2017 due to domestic conflict.
- Netanyahu's government survives as Israel coalition partners back down on ultimatum
Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition government appears to have survived a major political crisis after one of his coalition partners backed down from threats to bring down the government and trigger early elections. The Israeli government looked to be on the brink of collapse Monday morning after Mr Netanyahu refused demands from the Jewish Home party to give them control of the defence ministry. Naftali Bennett, the leader of Jewish Home, called a press conference where he was widely expected to announce he was resigning from the cabinet and bringing down the government. Instead, Mr Bennett seemed to blink in his standoff with the prime minister. He said he would stay in the government despite Mr Netanyahu’s refusal to appoint him defence minister. Mr Netanyahu took the defence minister’s post for himself, meaning he is currently serving as Israel’s prime minister, foreign minister, defence minister and health minister. Naftali Bennett, leader of Jewish Home, said he would not bring down the government Credit: REUTERS/Amir Cohen In a speech at the defence ministry on Monday night, Mr Netanyahu said it would be “irresponsible” to bring down the government in the midst of a sensitive security situation and seemed to indicate a more hawkish approach towards Hamas in Gaza. Mr Bennett, who has fiercely criticised Mr Netanyahu for not doing more to confront Hamas, said he had decided to step back from forcing elections after watching the prime minister’s speech. “If the prime minister is serious in his intention, and I wish to believe his words yesterday, then I’m saying today: ‘We’re taking away all political demands and we’re going to help you in this huge mission to make sure that Israel will go back to prevailing.’” Mr Bennett’s announcement seemed to be an abrupt about face from the Jewish Home’s position on Friday afternoon, when the party said there was “no possibility of continuing the current government” and called for early elections. Mr Bennett seemed to acknowledge that he had lost face after Mr Netanyahu called his bluff but said his decision was in the best interests of Israel. “I suppose that I will pay a political price in the next few hours or days. Never mind, you win some you lose some. It’s preferable that the prime minister win me over in a political battle than [the leader of Hamas] will prevail over the state of Israel.” Bennett is not resigning. he's giving Netnayahu another chance— Raoul Wootliff (@RaoulWootliff) November 19, 2018 Mr Bennett’s decision makes it less likely that the government will fall immediately and that Israel will head to early elections. But Mr Netanyahu is still leading a fragile coalition with only 61 seats in the 120-member Israeli parliament. It could still collapse over other political issues in the coming weeks. Mr Netanyahu must call elections by November 2019. Israeli governments serve four-year terms but the country’s fractious coalition system means they rarely last more than three years. The current government was formed after elections in 2015 and is already one of the longest-lasting governments in Israeli history. Mr Netanyahu himself looks on course to become the longest-serving prime minister in Israeli history. If he remains in office until next summer he will overtake David Ben-Gurion, the country’s first prime minister.
- Covering the fire terror in California's lost Paradise
San Francisco-based photographer Josh Edelson has just returned from covering the massive wildfires in northern California, the deadliest in the state's history. Last year, when huge fires ripped through northern California, people thought it was a one-off.
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- A firefighter rescued a cat from the Paradise fire and she won't leave him alone
Get ready to sob, because this newfound friendship will pull every single heartstring you have. While raking through debris from the devastating Camp Fire that destroyed Paradise, CA, firefighter Ryan Coleman came across a fluffy gray cat. Deciding that Coleman was her human, the friendly cat scaled his body and settled down on his shoulders. SEE ALSO: Some good news: Doughnut the 28-pound cat has a new home Already comfortable with her new companion, the cat rode around on his shoulders and affectionately rubbed her face on his stubble. In a video posted to Facebook last week, the absolute floof wrapped herself around Coleman's neck while he surveyed the remnants of Paradise. The Camp Fire has been burning through Butte County in Northern California for nearly two weeks. It has claimed 77 victims since erupting on Nov 8, and destroyed more than 10,500 homes over 150,000 acres since. The state's forestry and fire protection agency estimates that the fire won't be fully contained until Nov 30. WATCH: Oprah's Favorite Things list will get you through the holiday shopping mania
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- Washington Post Publisher Blasts Trump’s Response to Khashoggi Murder
The publisher of the Washington Post blasted President Trump’s response to the Saudi-state-sponsored assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday. “President Trump’s response to the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is a betrayal of long-established American values of respect for human rights and the expectation of trust and honesty in our strategic relationships,” publisher Fred Ryan said in a statement released Tuesday. Ryan’s reaction came just hours after Trump released a statement indicating he would not pursue further punitive measures against Saudi Arabia beyond the sanctions imposed earlier this month against 17 individuals believed to have been involved in Khashoggi’s assassination at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
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- George Conway tells how he helped bring Clinton-Lewinsky scandal to light
The husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway describes his role in the Bill Clinton-Paula Jones case, and reveals himself as the source who tipped off Michael Isikoff to the bombshell news that Ken Starr was investigating Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky.
- Chicago hospital shooting: Gunman dead after killing three, including police officer
At least three people, including a police officer, were killed at a Chicago hospital on Monday during a shooting rampage that began with an argument in the car park. The violence only ended when police engaged in a shootout with the gunman inside Mercy Hospital. "We have four deceased individuals: police officer, two female staff employees at the hospital, and the offender," police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told journalists. The gunman killed the first victim - a woman who was in a "domestic relationship" with him - during an argument in the car park, then fired at police when they got to the hospital, and ran inside, Mr Johnson said. Additional police - including SWAT officers - arrived at the scene, and "engaged the offender for several minutes in the hospital, with gunshots being fired by the offender and by the police," he said. During the shootout, the gunman killed a second woman when she emerged from a lift, Mr Johnson said. The shooter was also fatally wounded, but it was unclear if he killed himself or was killed by police. The first victim died during an argument in the car park Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images North America Officer Samuel Jimenez, who joined the Chicago police force last year, died during the gun fight, officials said. The 28-year-old was married with children and the second Chicago officer killed in the line of duty this year. "There’s no doubt in my mind that all of those officers who responded were heroes and they saved a lot of lives, because we just don't know how much damage he (the gunman) was prepared to do," Mr Johnson said. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said: "This tears at the soul of our city. It is the face and consequence of evil." Patients described being alarmed by the sound of gunshots outside Mercy Hospital and seeing a man apparently walking with a woman in the car park before shooting her three times in the chest. "Once she fell to the ground, he stood over her and shot her three more times," bystander James Gray told reporters, adding that the attack played out "like a movie scene." TV footage showed terrified patients and staff filing out of the hospital into a car park with their hands in the air after officers flooded the area. Police and firefighters salute an ambulance carrying the body of Officer Samuel Jimenez Credit: Armando L. Sanchez/ Chicago Tribune Patient Hector Avitia told the local CBS television affiliate he was with his wife waiting for test results when he saw a gunman dressed in black fire on someone on the ground several times in the car park. "Then almost immediately, an officer was already coming in an SUV, and (the assailant) exchanged fire at them and then reloaded and shot the person on the ground again," another witness said. "And then he made his way into the hospital and more shots were fired." The shooting followed a series of recent high-profile gun rampages that have fuelled calls for gun control measures in a country plagued by gun violence. Less than two weeks earlier, a gunman killed 12 people in a California music bar packed with college students. That came after the worst anti-Semitic attack in modern US history, when a gunman opened fire on congregants at a synagogue in the US city of Pittsburgh on October 27. Samuel Jimenez died responding to the incident Bypassers alerted to the latest incident spoke of hearing between six and nine gunshots that initially sounded like construction noise. "I am scared as hell. I have never been so scared, I hear of shootings going on every day at people's workplaces, but not where I work at," an employee of the hospital's family clinic told the ABC affiliate. Mercy, founded in 1852, has locations throughout Chicago and provides outpatient treatment and acute inpatient care, boasting doctors who are leaders in their field. Another hospital employee quoted by the Chicago Tribune said she was in her office when a notice came over a public address system telling those in the hospital to lock their doors. "I don't know what happened," the unnamed employee told the Tribune. "They told us to run, so we did." Gun murders per 100,000 residents Chicago has in recent years earned an unwelcome distinction for its violence. From 2015 to 2017 the city registered nearly 1,900 murders - a period during which the next-closest city, Baltimore, registered around 1,000. However, the city is not in the top ten for murders nationwide, per capita. St. Louis in Missouri has had the nation's highest murder rate since 2014, with 66.1 murders per 100,000 people in 2017, according to the FBI’s most recent yearly statistics, released in September. It was followed by Baltimore (55.8 per 100,000), Detroit (39.8 per 100,000), New Orleans (39.5 per 100,000) and Baton Rouge, Louisiana (38.3 per 100,000). Chicago ranked 14th among cities with at least 100,000 people in 2017. Its 653 murders, measured against a population of more than 2.7 million, translated to a murder rate of 24.1 homicides per 100,000. That was less than half the rate in St. Louis and Baltimore and below the rates of cities including Cleveland; Memphis, Tennessee; and Newark, New Jersey.
- Twitter CEO Dorsey sparks India social media storm
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has been accused of inciting hate against India's highest caste after being photographed holding a poster declaring "smash Brahminical patriarchy" during a visit to the country. Dorsey was snapped holding the offending poster alongside six women who participated in a discussion last week on the role of Twitter in India, where caste is a flashpoint issue and grievances can turn violent. "Do you realise that this picture has potential of causing communal riots at a time when several States are going to Assembly Elections in India," tweeted Indian police officer Sandeep Mittal.
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“Drinking the Kool-Aid” is a phrase bandied about regularly in corporate life, especially when someone wants to take a dig at people with a cult-like belief in a business philosophy or those who fanatically follow a misguided leader. Nov. 18 marked the 40th anniversary of the mass murder-suicide of more than 900 people. Most of them were Americans who were members of a California-based cult called the Peoples Temple of the Disciples of Christ, run by the Rev. Jim Jones, and most died by drinking cyanide-laced Flavor Aid, which led to the Kool-Aid saying.
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Social media in Finland was ablaze with bemused comments on Monday after US President Donald Trump claimed the forest-covered nation prevents wildfires by raking its forest floors. Speaking to reporters during the weekend while in California to see the impact of devastating forest fires, the US president again blamed forest management, but said Finland had the answer. Trump cited the Finnish president as telling him Finns "spend a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things (in the forest), and they don't have any problem".
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- Pakistan PM Imran Khan lashes out at Trump 'tirade'
The friction threatens to further worsen already fragile relations between Islamabad and Washington, on-off allies who have repeatedly clashed about the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan's alleged support for Islamist militants. Khan, who assumed power in August and is known for his fiery anti-American rhetoric, said in a series of tweets that "record needs to be put straight on Mr Trump's tirade against Pakistan" over the weekend. Trump, during a Fox News TV interview aired on Sunday, defended cutting aid to Islamabad and also suggested Pakistani authorities knew Osama bin Laden's location prior to his killing by U.S. troops in a raid inside Pakistan in 2011.
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- Daily Digit: Majority of Americans believe abortion should be legal
Daily Digit is the story behind the numbers that make our world work. Today we’re looking at abortions and the right to choose. In 1973, the Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade decriminalized abortion in the U.S. According to a new study by Pew Research Center, nearly 60% of Americans believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases. Unsurprisingly, the views about this issue vary widely between the political parties. Among the general public, the study shows there’s no significant difference in opinion between men and women. But support varies by race, with whites and blacks more accepting than members of Hispanic groups. And support is higher among individuals with higher education. Do you think abortion should be legal?
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- Auto titan Ghosn under arrest, faces ouster at Nissan
Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn faces being fired this week after being arrested in Japan over allegations of financial misconduct, the firm said Monday, in a stunning fall from grace for one of the world's best-known businessmen. Ghosn's arrest and his likely dismissal from Nissan, as well as possibly from Mitsubishi and Renault, sent shockwaves through the auto industry, where he is a towering figure, credited with turning around several major manufacturers. Nissan's board will meet Thursday to decide his fate, and Mitsubishi said it would propose he be dismissed as chairman "promptly." Renault said its board would meet "shortly", after Ghosn was detained over allegations including underreporting his income.
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- Colorado man gets life for murders of pregnant wife, children
A Colorado man was sentenced to life without parole on Monday for strangling his pregnant wife, smothering their two young daughters and dumping their bodies in an oil field so he could pursue a romantic affair. Christopher Watts, 33, was spared the death penalty at the urging of family members of his wife, Shanann, 34, who was 15 weeks pregnant, and their daughters Celeste, 3, and Bella, 4. "This is perhaps the most inhumane and vicious crime I have handled," Judge Marcelo Kopcow, who has 17 years on the bench, said in the packed and windowless courtroom in Weld County District Court.
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South Korean budget carrier Jeju Air has ordered 40 airplanes from US manufacturer Boeing for $4.4 billion, the airline said on Tuesday, one of the country's largest-ever aircraft purchases. Jeju Air is placing firm orders for 40 B737-MAX 8 models, with deliveries running from 2022 to 2026, with options for 10 more, it said in a regulatory filing. "The latest deal... will help us replace the existing fleet with next-generation airplanes, maintain price competitiveness and grow into a next leading air carrier," the firm said in a statement.
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- Multiple victims after shots fired at Chicago hospital: police
Heavy police response incoming," Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted. At least "one possible offender" had been shot and there were "multiple" other victims, he added. "A #ChicagoPolice officer has been shot in the active shooter incident at Mercy Hospital.