Month – November 2016

5 things we know about the Gatlinburg wildfires - USA TODAY

USA TODAYSEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — Gatlinburg’s devastating fire that left hundreds of homes and businesses significantly damaged or destroyed started on a blustery Monday night when embers from a wildfire on Chimney Tops Trail in Great Smoky Mountain National …Sevier County fires death toll up to 7KVUE.com3 more bodies found in Tennessee wildfire ruins, toll at […]

Chapecoense plane crash: A tragedy for journalism in Brazil - BBC News

BBC NewsBrazilian journalists are mourning 20 of their colleagues who died when a plane crashed in Colombia on Monday. They were travelling to Medellin with football team Chapecoense to cover the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana’s final. Only six of the 77 …Pilot told Colombia controllers plane ran out of fuel before crashUSA TODAYPilot […]

Dodd-Frank, in place after finanical crisis, targeted byTrump and Mnuchin - USA TODAY

USA TODAYSteven Mnuchin, Donald Trump’s Treasury Secretary designee, made much of his banking fortune amid the fallout of the 2008 financial crisis, buying and reselling a distressed bank in California. Now, the 53-year old former Goldman Sachs banker will have …Trump’s Treasury nominee: People ‘that wanted to stop being friends, they’ve all come back’Washington PostPolitics|Why […]

Five Years in a Cuban Prison - The Atlantic

The AtlanticLike ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​the Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. Alan Gross was arrested in Cuba in 2009 while working as a subcontractor for the U.S. government, having set up a handful of wi-fi hot spots in a country with some of the …Castro’s cloud of darknessThe Hill (blog)Fidel Castro’s final tour […]

What Donald Trump Separating from His Businesses Might Entail - ABC News

ABC NewsDonald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Tiffany Trump and Ivanka Trump attend an official ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Trump International Hotel in Washington, Oct. 26, 2016.more +. 0 Shares.With one phone call, Donald Trump might have upturned America’s relationship with both Pakistan and India.New RepublicDonald Trump […]

Calif. woman offers investigators more details on bizarre abduction - CBS News

CBS NewsREDDING, Calif. — A northern California sheriff says a mother who was abducted and “branded” by her captors has given investigators more details about the two women she says held her captive for three weeks. Sherri Papini, 34, disappeared Nov. 2 after …Sherri Papini’s husband might have compromised kidnapping probe with public comments, sheriff […]

Cubans cheer Castro's ashes on last journey across island - Yahoo News

Yahoo NewsJOVELLANOS, Cuba (Reuters) – Feted by cheering Cubans, a funeral cortege carried the ashes of Fidel Castro out of Havana on Wednesday on a three-day journey to his final resting place in the east of the island where he launched the Cuban Revolution …Castro’s cloud of darknessThe Hill (blog)Catholic Church could play larger role […]

After beating back rival for House leadership post, Nancy Pelosi says Democrats are ready for Trump - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesHouse Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has done it again, fending off a rival to win another term as minority leader and confirming her staying power as the party prepares to confront President-elect Donald Trump. The San Francisco Democrat has beaten …Nancy Pelosi is totally unbeatable. That’s a bad thing for Democrats.Washington PostNancy Pelosi […]