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New York – Symantec Agrees To Buy LifeLock For $2.3 Billion In Cash

November 20, 2016 at 11:30 PM
New York - Symantec Corp said it was acquiring U.S. identity theft protection services company LifeLock Inc for an enterprise value of $2.3 billion. It expects to finance the transaction with cash on balance sheet and $750 million of new debt, Symantec said in a statement. Reuters first reported earlier on Sunday that Symantec was in the lead to acquire LifeLock. The deal will expand...

Lima – Obama Says Not Worried About Being Last Democratic U.S. Leader For A While

November 20, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Lima - U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday said he is not worried about being the last Democratic U.S. president for a while, noting democrat Hillary Clinton won the popular vote and his own approval rating remained high. He added, however, that the Democratic Party needed to organize better and better convey its message...

Toronto – Sabra Brand Hummus Recalled Over Possible Listeria Contamination

November 20, 2016 at 10:15 PM
Toronto - Some varieties of Sabra hummus are being recalled amid concerns over possible listeria contamination. The Food and Drug Administration says the voluntary recall announced by Sabra Dipping Co. includes hummus products with a "best before" date of Jan. 23, 2017, or earlier. The products were sent to retailers in the U.S. and Canada. The FDA says listeria was identified at the...

Lima – Obama Says Pelosi A Strong Leader, Showing Support For Re-election Bid

November 20, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Lima - President Barack Obama on Sunday called U.S. House Democratic chief Nancy Pelosi a remarkable leader, giving strong praise to the California lawmaker as House Democrats consider whether to re-elect to the post. Democrats need to fight for their principles but must be willing to work with the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump, Obama told a news conference after the...

Ankara – Turkey’s Erdogan Says He’s Been ‘Disillusioned’ By Obama

November 20, 2016 at 09:30 PM
Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he's "disillusioned" with the Obama administration for failing to address Middle Eastern refugees and extradite one of Erdogan's political rivals. "They failed to rise to the occasion and handle these issues seriously," Erdogan said of the refugee problem during an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes." Turkey has taken in roughly 3 million...

Texas – San Antonio Police Officer Fatally Shot While Writing Ticket

November 20, 2016 at 09:00 PM
Texas - A San Antonio police officer writing out a traffic ticket to a motorist was shot to death in his squad car Sunday outside police headquarters by another driver who pulled up from behind, authorities said. San Antonio police Chief William McManus identified the officer as Detective Benjamin Marconi, 50, a 20-year veteran of the force. McManus said the suspect had not been apprehended...

Brooklyn, NY – Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz Joins NYC Swastika Protest

November 20, 2016 at 08:30 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Beastie Boys' Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz called graffiti found on playground equipment in New York City named for his late band member "home grown terrorism." Horovitz joined hundreds of others at a protest Sunday morning, a day after a swastika and the words "Go Trump!" were spray-painted on the equipment. Horovitz blasted Republican President-elect Donald Trump at the...

Lima – Russian President Putin Says Trump Confirmed Willing To Mend Ties

November 20, 2016 at 08:00 PM
Lima - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday U.S. President-elect Donald Trump confirmed to him he was willing to mend ties, though he also said he would welcome President Barack Obama in Russia. "The President-elect confirmed he is willing to normalize Russian-American relations. I told him the same. We did not discuss where and when we would meet" Putin also told a news...

New York – New York’s Cuomo Unveils Rights Initiative, Says Election Spawned ‘social Crisis’

November 20, 2016 at 07:00 PM
New York - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday launched an initiative to combat hate crimes and protect civil rights, saying the divisive U.S. presidential campaign had prompted a wave of disturbing incidents across the state and the country. In a speech at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City, Cuomo said he would form a hate crimes unit of the state police, propose legislation...

Mexico City – Mexico President’s Rating Hits New Low After Trump Victory

November 20, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Mexico City - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's approval rating has slumped to a new low since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency last week, in part due to his invitation of the real estate tycoon to Mexico during the campaign, a poll showed on Sunday. The survey by polling firm Buendia & Laredo for newspaper El Universal said approval of Pena Nieto's performance had fallen to 25...

New York – Trump’s Wife, Son Might Stay Put In NYC For Now

November 20, 2016 at 05:00 PM
New York - While President-elect Donald Trump will be heading to the White House in January, it's not clear if his wife and 10-year-old son will be immediately joining him full-time. Spokesman Jason Miller said Sunday that there is "obviously a sensitivity" about pulling Trump's son Barron out of school in the middle of the academic year. Miller was responding to a report in the New York...

Pukhrayan, India – 115 Dead As Train Derails In North India; Some Still Trapped

November 20, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Pukhrayan, India - Rescuers worked through the night to pull people out of mangled coaches after an overnight passenger train derailed early Sunday in northern India, killing at least 115 people, police said. The death toll was expected to rise further because rescue workers had yet to gain access to one of the worst-damaged of the 14 coaches that derailed, said Daljeet Chaudhary, a director...

New York – Trump Children’s Roles Blur Line Between Transition, Company

November 20, 2016 at 03:35 PM
New York - Nearly every morning since their father's stunning victory on Election Day, three of Donald Trump's grown children walk through the Trump Tower lobby and board an elevator. But are Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric going to the campaign office on the 5th floor? Their business offices on the 25th floor? The president-elect's penthouse on the 56th floor? That uncertainty highlights the...

Bedminster, NJ – Trump Meets With Hollywood’s Ari Emanuel

November 20, 2016 at 03:00 PM
Bedminster, NJ - President-elect Donald Trump has arrived at his New Jersey golf club for another round of meetings with people who could fill out is Cabinet — and perhaps a few announcements. Trump told reporters that appointments "could very well happen" Sunday. He then welcomed Ari Emanuel, calling him a "king of Hollywood." Emanuel is a talent agent; his brother, Rahm Emanuel, was...

Vatican City – Pope Says Sleeping ‘Like A Log’ Helps Him Handle Stress

November 20, 2016 at 02:30 PM
Vatican City - Pope Francis says sleeping six hours "like a log" each night is part of his secret for managing job stress. Italian Catholic TV channel TV2000 asks Francis, in an interview being broadcast Sunday, how he manages to look "never stressed" even while tired and even with his 80th birthday approaching on Dec. 17. Francis jokingly asked his interviewers if they're angling for an...

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