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Three U.S. Service Members Killed In Afghanistan Roadside Bomb Blast

The NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement that three U.S. service members were killed and three wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated on Tuesday near the central Afghan city of Ghazni. A U.S. civilian contractor was also wounded in the blast and was receiving treatment with the other wounded, the statement said, giving no further details. There was no word on the circumstances of the blast. ...Read more

General Motors To Cut Over 14,000 Jobs In North American Workforce

General Motors announced they will be cutting up to 14,000 workers in North America, and put five plants up for possible closure as it abandons many of its car models to focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles. The reduction includes about 8,000 white-collar employees, or 15 percent of GM’s North American white-collar workforce. Some will take buyouts while others will be laid off. ...Read more

Snowstorms Strand U.S. Holiday Travelers As Hundreds Of Flights Are Cancelled

Weather officials said that many holiday travelers were stuck at airports on the final day of Thanksgiving weekend, this after more than 600 flights were canceled due to an incoming blizzard in parts of the Midwest. According the National Weather Service., blizzard warnings were issued in areas stretching across northeast Kansas to Chicago, with snow already falling in some regions including Kansas, central Missouri, southeast Nebraska and southern Iowa. ...Read more

Migrants Enveloped In Tear Gas After Heading Towards U.S. Border

Migrants approaching the U.S. border from Mexico were enveloped with tear gas Sunday. this after some of the migrants breached the fence separating the two countries. Earlier Sunday, several hundred Central American migrants pushed past a blockade of Mexican police who were standing guard near the international border crossing to pressure the U.S to hear their asylum claims. A second line of Mexican police carrying plastic riot shields stood guard outside a Mexican customs and immigration plaza. Migrants were asked by police to turn back toward Mexico. ...Read more

U.S. Missionary Killed By Isolated Tribe On Remote Island In India

Police say that American Christian missionary John Allen Chau was killed by islanders after paying fishermen to take him to the isolated island of North Sentinel in India. The remote island’s natives are so hostile and isolated, authorities now hesitate to go in and retrieve his body. Police in India said Chau was killed last week on an unauthorized visit to North Sentinel, where people live as their ancestors did thousands of years ago and where outsiders are seen with suspicion and attacked. Police said Chau apparently was shot with arrows and buried on the beach. ...Read more

President Trump Trump Delivers Thanksgiving Message To U.S. Service Members

President Donald Trump used a Thanksgiving Day call to troops to air grievances about the courts, trade and migrants heading to the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump’s call was made from his private Mar-a-Lago club as he spoke with members of all five branches of the military to wish them happy holidays. Trump said, “It’s a disgrace” regarding judges who have blocked his attempts to overhaul U.S. immigration law. The President also threatened to close the U.S. border with Mexico for an undisclosed period of time if his administration determines Mexico has lost “control” on its side. ...Read more

E.Coli Outbreak: CDC Issues Warning Against Consumption Of Romaine Lettuce

On Tuesday, health officials in the U.S. and Canada told people to avoid eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it was working with officials in Canada on the outbreak, which has sickened 32 people in 11 states in the U.S. and 18 people in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. No deaths have been reported, but 13 of the people who became sick in the U.S. were hospitalized. The last reported illness was on Oct. 31. ...Read more

Colorado Man Chris Watts Sentenced To Life in Prison For Killing Two Young Daughters And Pregnant Wife

A Colorado man was sentenced Monday to life in prison for killing his pregnant wife and their two young daughters and dumping their bodies on an oil work site. Prosecutors have said they agreed not to seek the death penalty in exchange for Christopher Watts’ guilty plea, after seeking approval from Shanann Watts’ family. Watts had pleaded guilty to three charges of murder in the deaths of his wife, Shanann Watts, and their young daughters. He also pleaded guilty on Nov. 6 to two counts of killing a child, one count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body. ...Read more