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Israel, Turkey leaders trade insults over US Jerusalem decision

Relations between Israel and Turkey took a bitter turn Sunday as their leaders traded accusations of involvement in terrorism, days after the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said...Show More Summary

Swedish PM condemns attempted arson attack at synagogue as three arrested

Three people were arrested early on Sunday after an attempted arson attack at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, prosecutors said. There were no reports of injuries and the fire did not reach the synagogue or an adjacent meeting house where Jewish youths had gathered when the attack took place late on Saturday, Swedish media reported. Show More Summary

Palestinian President Abbas won't meet Pence in region: foreign minister

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to the region and there will be no communication between U.S. and Palestinian officials Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki said on Saturday. Show More Summary

Trump Again Uses Kate Steinle’s Death To Call For Stricter Immigration

At a campaign-style rally in Florida on Friday night, President Donald Trump once again used the death of Kate Steinle to argue for stricter immigration enforcement.

Top Roy Moore strategist: 'Highly doubt' there will be Senate ethics investigation if he wins

Dean Young, the chief political strategist for Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, joins "This Week," two days before the special election.

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Warns That Nuclear War Is One 'Tantrum Away'

Total nuclear destruction is “only one impulsive tantrum away,” this year’s Noble Peace Prize winner warned while accepting the award for an international anti-nuclear weapons campaign.

Yemen rebels bury Saleh in closed funeral: family source

Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, slain this week by his former rebel allies, was buried on Saturday at his home village outside Sanaa, a relative close to the family said. It was held under strictly controlled conditions. The rebels, who over the past week have consolidated control of Sanaa, allowed Saleh's son Madin and a nephew out of detention to attend the burial.

The Latest: San Diego wins 'comic con' trademark battle

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a court battle between rival pop-culture conventions over the phrase "comic con." (all times local):

Photos of the week: 12/1 - 12/8

The major storyline of the week was the devastating wildfires that ravaged Southern California.

The Republican tax bill: four takeaways | Corey Robin

The Republicans are already pivoting from tax cuts to the debt, claiming that the next task is to rein in spending. Taxes are the “thunder of world history,” wrote Joseph Schumpeter. Last Saturday, Republicans in the US Senate joined their comrades in the House to write a new chapter in America’s fiscal history.

Shelter life wears on California evacuees awaiting word on homes

By Alex Dobuzinskis VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - California wildfire evacuee Richard Seabold once spent a month in the South Pole, so he knows something about surviving in tough conditions. Life in an emergency shelter, however, has been...Show More Summary

UN calls on social media giants to control platforms used to lure African migrants

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. migration agency called on social media giants on Friday to make it harder for people smugglers to use their platforms to lure West African migrants to Libya where they can face detention, torture, slavery or death. Show More Summary

High school conservatives sue district over anthem protest

'Fox & Friends': Students are suing over the response to a Veterans Day anthem protest.

Bernie Sanders: Tax Bill 'Designed to Help the Wealthiest'

In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tells Chuck Todd that he believes the Republican tax plan would harm the people that President Trump pledged to help.

Jessica Alba Celebrates Her Baby Shower in Chic Theme Party

Jessica Alba hosted a tea-party themed baby shower as she celebrated the upcoming birth of her third child with husband Cash Warren.

Ranking The Best Shows On Hulu You Can Stream Right Now

For the weekend of Dec. 9, Streamline recommends “Legion” in the top Hulu spot for the first time.

Japanese man kills wife and priestess sister with sword in bizarre family feud: media

A Japanese man wielding a sword killed his sister, a Shinto priestess, on the grounds of a Tokyo shrine, then stabbed his wife to death before committing suicide, police and media said. Police declined to comment on a motive for Thursday's killings or the family feud. Show More Summary

Trump’s visit to Mississippi Civil Rights Museum underscores national tension

President Trump delivered remarks at the opening event for the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum—while Congressman John Lewis—a civil rights icon -- boycotted the President’s visit as an “insult” to the people commemorated there.

Report: California dams owners allow problems to linger

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The owners of some of California's most critical dams have allowed problems identified in annual inspection reports to linger for years, a newspaper reported Friday.

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