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upgrading the Palestinians' status to "nonmember observer state" from "nonmember observer entity." The U.S. and Israel were among the nine states that voted no, joined by Canada, the Czech Republic, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and Panama. There were 41 abstentions, among them many Western nations, including
saying, "Today's unfortunate and counterproductive resolution places further obstacles in the path of peace," and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calling it "meaningless" and saying, "It won't advance the establishment of a Palestinian state, but rather, put it further off."
INTERNET SHUT DOWN ACROSS
it down, perhaps in preparation for a major offensive. Cellphone service also went out in
communicate with each other and express themselves.
fell from a Continental plane onto the runway just before the Concorde took off, and that Continental welder John Taylor had violated industry norms by using titanium to forge the piece, which destroyed the Concorde's tire, causing pieces of rubber to damage the plane and spark the fire that brought it down. However, it ruled that this was not criminal, since neither Taylor nor Continental could have predicted what had happened. The crash accelerated the
end of the use of the Concorde three years later due to high operating costs and a drop in demand.
MILITARY JUDGE ACCEPTS TERMS OF MANNING'S PLEA: A military judge yesterday (November 29th) accepted the terms under which Army Private Bradley Manning would plead guilty to seven charges for sending classified U.S. documents to WikiLeaks. However, the ruling, which came during Manning's pretrial hearing, doesn't mean the pleas have been formally accepted, instead it approves the language of the offenses to which Manning would admit. The judge said those offenses would carry a maximum prison term of 16 years. Government officials have not said whether they would continue prosecuting him for the other 15 counts he faces, including aiding the enemy, an offense that carries a maximum penalty of life in prison. Under the proposal, Manning would admit to sending a battlefield video file, some classified memos, more than 20 Iraq war logs, more than 20 Afghanistan war logs and other classified materials to WikiLeaks. Later yesterday, Manning took the stand, where he made his first public comments since his 2010 arrest in
George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized near his home in
president is stable and they expect him to be released by the weekend. McGrath said doctors want the cough to go away completely before Bush is discharged. The former president also suffers from a form of Parkinson's disease that has forced him to use a wheelchair or motorized scooter to get around.
STRAUSS-KAHN REPORTEDLY REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH MAID DIALLO: Former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn has reportedly reached a settlement agreement with hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo, who accused him of trying to rape her in an upscale New York City hotel last year, the Associated Press reported Thursday (November 29th), citing what was described as a person familiar with the case. Details of
the deal to settle Diallo's lawsuit against Strauss-Kahn were unknown. Although Strauss-Kahn was arrested after Diallo accused him of attacking her when she went to clean his room in May 2011, prosecutors later dropped the charges, saying they'd developed concerns about Diallo's credibility. Strauss-Kahn had claimed the encounter was consensual. However, Diallo later filed a civil suit against Strauss-Kahn, who'd tried unsuccessfully to claim that he had
diplomatic immunity from the suit.
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FALCONS DOWN SAINTS 23-13: The Atlanta Falcons defeated the New Orleans Saints 23-13 last night (November 29th) in Atlanta, in a game that saw Saints quarterback Drew Brees throw five interceptions for the first time in his career and end his NFL-record streak of throwing touchdown passes in 54 consecutive games. Brees finished 28 of 50 for 341 yards. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan went 18 of 33 for 165 yard with one touchdown.
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tourists from the
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but a longtime friend. (KVAL)
NYPD OFFICER'S ACT OF KINDNESS GOES VIRAL: A tourist walking around
Facebook page, DePrimo said, "I didn't think anything of it."
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Asked how he got his hands on Slash's ID, Travis said, "A good buddy of mine actually had it years ago. He got it from his girlfriend, who was a bartender, and she ended up being there serving these guys all long long. And the whole group were trying to get her to flash for 'em. So she did, she flashed one, and he threw it on the bar. I took it when I was about 18 and used it for my fake ID until I was 21."
CHECK IT OUT: Watch the full episode of Pawn Stars and go to the mark to see the Slash driver's license segment at http://tinyurl.com/ct8u9u7
Drowning Pool bassist Stevie Benton spoke with Noisecreep about the band's latest lead singer, Jasen Moreno, and how having four frontman over the course of 12 years has
impacted the group's chemistry. Benton explained, "Well, it's a forced
form of band evolution, I would say, certainly not something you strive for and
not something that I would advise other bands to do, because it's a lot of
extra work and it's hard on you at times . . . Look, sometimes you have to
shift gears and I'm sure some of our ex-singers feel the same way: 'I can't
wait to get the hell out of here.'"
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AEROSMITH BASSIST DECLARES HE’S CANCER-FREE: Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton has declared that he's cancer free, according to Gibson.com. Hamilton, who was diagnosed in 2006 with both throat and tongue cancer, battled back against the disease only to see it return in 2009. Now,
CBS GREENLIGHTS STEPHEN KING SERIES: CBS has given a 13-episode series order to Under The Dome based on Stephen King's 2009 best-selling novel. It will be produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television.
'SPARTACUS' SPINOFF A POSSIBILITY FOR STARZ: Deadline is reporting that Starz is considering a spinoff of Spartacus which is reportedly going to be about Roman leader Gaius
Julius Caesar. The upcoming Spartacus: War of the Damned will be the series' third and final season.
NASA: THE WORLD IS NOT ENDING ON
people misinterpret the end of a certain cycle on the calendar to mean the world will end on
foreseeable future is from the human race itself. (Huffington Post)
FOUR WAYS TO COMBAT A HANGOVER (Fox News)
1) Stay Hydrated. The main problem when you have a hangover? The alcohol you drank
dehydrated you. So, you are left feeling thirsty, sleepy and even light-headed.
Replenish some of that lost moisture with lots of water.
2) Eat Bananas. This will replace some of the potassium and magnesium that you lost. Lack of magnesium is linked to fatigue and loss of appetite.Bananas will also ease nausea, because they act as a natural antacid.
3) Ginger. Grind up some ginger. This root will soothe your stomach. You can eat it raw, drink it in tea - or take capsules.
4) Asparagus. Studies show this green vegetable breaks down alcohol in your system. So make sure to eat some with your dinner before a night out.
Apple sales figures, Apple iPads sold better than Android tablets. For gaming-- the Wii U sold-out completely from retailers despite having less-than stellar reviews. The Microsoft Surface may have suffered the most - while Apple stores saw customsters purchasing 17.2-items-per-hour, Microsoft stores sold only 3.5-items-per-hour in sales. (Ask Men)
EIGHT WAYS TO HANDLE THE
1) Make your own traditions. Don't be afraid to celebrate how you want to celebrate, whether that means replacing old traditions with new ones, or adding some new traditions to your current holiday schedule.
2) Help someone out. However you choose to it, helping other people is guaranteed to give you a boost of positive energy.
3) Free yourself from obligations that don't feel right to you. Take a step back from the things that you've always done and reassess if they are actually what you want to be doing. Make sure you're spending your precious time, energy, and money in the way you want to, and don't be afraid to change your roles. People will understand.
4) Get away. Winter weather and being stuck indoors can spark one of the scenery in your life. Just spending a day wandering around a small town just outside your city can be enough to break your tired routine and rejuvenate you.
5) Reconnect with people. Set up a weekly happy hour with coworkers or invite a couple of friends over to watch a movie. If that feels like too much, write a letter to a far-away family member. No matter how you do it, reinforcing your connections with people will help you feel less alone.
6) Get some sun. In the winter time, even though the sun is frequently hard to spot between weather and less daylight you can still reap the benefits of some sunshine. The sun's invisible rays can penetrate through weather! Give yourself five or ten minutes before work or on your lunch break to walk around outside and get some air - you'll feel better.
7) Go to the library. Books are a great way to get you out of your own head and your own world. Take advantage of the crappy weather by curling up with a blanket, a hot cup of tea, and a stack of new reading material.
8) Give yourself a break. If your holiday schedule could be described as "Go! Go! Go!," give yourself permission to stop every once in awhile. Take a breath, eat a piece of fudge, and remember: if you want to take care of other people, you've gotta take care of yourself first.