• New Study Finds Dogs Are Brainier Than Cats
New Study Finds Dogs Are Brainier Than Cats

However, brown bears were in the same league as cats, coming in with the same number of neurons, while racoons had surprisingly more neurons than their small brains suggested. It's not quite time to celebrate dogs' win over cats though. Scientists have associated neuron density with overall cognitive ability - i.e. intelligence.

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  • Sheriff's office: Florida teen found after reported missing
Sheriff's office: Florida teen found after reported missing

Caitlyn Frisina, 17, was located in NY, authorities said Friday. On Sunday, Frisina did a factory reset on her cellphone and left it behind. She took a few items with her, but wiped all the data from her phone and left it behind. "She's with a person who is 10 years her senior in a supervisory capacity over her as a coach", Hunter said. Deputie...

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  • Germany's SPD says grand coalition 'not automatic'
Germany's SPD says grand coalition 'not automatic'

The SPD, which had wanted to go into opposition to rebuild after suffering its worst post-World War Two election result, fears its distinctive identity and policy ideas will again be smothered in any tie-up with Merkel's bigger center-right bloc.

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  • NY Times Reports White House To Make Senator Cotton CIA Director
NY Times Reports White House To Make Senator Cotton CIA Director

Trump says it's incorrect that he "fired Rex Tillerson " or that the secretary will be leaving soon. In a normal scenario, the visit might mean Tillerson's job is safe for a few more days, but recall that when Trump fired James Comey the Federal Bureau of Investigation director learned he'd been dismissed from a TV news report while addressing a...

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  • Japanese Emperor Akihito to Abdicate in April 2019
Japanese Emperor Akihito to Abdicate in April 2019

Japan's parliament enacted in June a law to allow Emperor Akihito to step down and pass his duties over to Crown Prince Naruhito. The decision was made Friday at a meeting of the Imperial House Council, which was chaired by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and included parliamentary leaders, supreme court judges and imperial family members.

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  • Joe Scarborough: Trump Is in 'Early Stages of Dementia' Again
Joe Scarborough: Trump Is in 'Early Stages of Dementia' Again

Even for Donald Trump , this tweet was a bit unsettling. Trump's mental health has been a topic of debate pretty much since he began his campaign . "You have somebody inside the White House that the New York Daily News says is mentally unfit", Mr Scarborough said. The death occurred a month after Scarborough announced he was leaving off...

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  • Texas representative used taxpayer money to settle sex harassment claim, reports say
Texas representative used taxpayer money to settle sex harassment claim, reports say

POLITICO reported that Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold settled a 2014 claim by Lauren Greene , his former spokeswoman, with $84,000 paid out of Congress' Office of Compliance account. Farenthold said in a statement in 2015, when the suit was settled and dismissed, that he denied wrongdoing and was "glad to put this behind me and move forward".

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  • Former US Marine convicted of killing, raping 20-year-old Japanese woman
Former US Marine convicted of killing, raping 20-year-old Japanese woman

He admitted to charges of rape resulting in death and abandoning her body, but denied he had meant to murder her. The crime by Shinzato - who uses his former Japanese wife's surname instead of Gadson, his surname - outraged residents who have resented the presence of U.S.

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  • James Spann: Alabama's mild weather hangs on through Tuesday; then much colder
James Spann: Alabama's mild weather hangs on through Tuesday; then much colder

Temperatures warm into the 60's on Friday for a warm start to December. Highs will reach the mid-upper 50s for both days. Overnight lows will be at or below freezing, with most of the area in the 20s by daybreak. This is been a month that's been drier than average and a little bit colder than average, but not excessively so. So, there is a good c...

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  • Salman Khan: Sanjay Leela Bhansali has definitely offended me
Salman Khan: Sanjay Leela Bhansali has definitely offended me

Parliamentary sources said they have reached out to Bhansali , but he appeared to be "shying away" from appearing before the panel. Echoing Mr Patekar, veteran actor Rishi Kapoor spoke to news agency IANS and said, "I feel that (the release of) films in this democracy should not be curbed".

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  • Ethanol Applauds EPA RVO Announcement, Biodiesel Disappointed
Ethanol Applauds EPA RVO Announcement, Biodiesel Disappointed

The EIA's November forecast puts ethanol production this year at approximately 15.8 billion gallons. Advanced biofuel levels for 2018 were set at 4.29 billion gallons, roughly the same as the 4.28 billion in 2017. Reynolds, Ernst and Shaw add they are pleased with the corn ethanol numbers. Eventually, though, President Trump intervened and the pr...

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  • Taliban gunmen launch deadly attack on Peshawar college
Taliban gunmen launch deadly attack on Peshawar college

Intermittent gunfire and explosions were heard from inside the premises for about two hours. Local media reported that police and the army reached the site shortly afterwards and exchanged fire with the attackers. Numerous students staying at the complex had returned home for a holiday weekend to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. ...

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  • BJP scores massive win in UP civic polls, Congress suffers jolt
BJP scores massive win in UP civic polls, Congress suffers jolt

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and thank the people of the state. For Congress , he said, "The result should open the eyes of those who are saying big things in Gujarat ".

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  • White House Plays Down Importance Of Flynn Guilty Plea
White House Plays Down Importance Of Flynn Guilty Plea

He appeared to be referring to a New York Times report Thursday that Trump has frequently pressured senators to end the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation. "My guilty plea and agreement to cooperate with the Special Counsel's Office reflect a decision I made in the best interests of my family and of our country", he said in a stateme...

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  • Police find nail bomb at Christmas market in Germany's Potsdam
Police find nail bomb at Christmas market in Germany's Potsdam

Local media reports that the package was delivered to a pharmacy but was reported as suspicious when an employee found wires inside. Police were called and the area was evacuated. In that case, a Tunisian man hijacked a truck and drove it into a crowded market, killing 12 people in an attack that was later claimed by the Islamic State group.

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  • Buhari Makes Promise Over Nigerians Stranded In Libya
Buhari Makes Promise Over Nigerians Stranded In Libya

Saraki said this after Kaka Baba Bashir (Borno Central), had sponsored a motion on the urgent need to protect Nigerian citizens from being sold into slavery. The leader of one local non-governmental organization says they hope to train the returnees to work in commercial agriculture among other fields. But I won't be surprised if the majority of th...

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  • NCAA hits Ole Miss with bowl ban, reduction of scholarships
NCAA hits Ole Miss with bowl ban, reduction of scholarships

Friday afternoon, Chancellor Jeff Vitter and AD Ross Bjork publicly addressed the NCAA sanctions imposed upon Ole Miss. . The University of MS released a statement saying it would "vigorously appeal" the postseason ban, which it deemed "excessive" and "does not take into account the corrective actions that we have made in personnel, structure, ...

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  • Tacky Gay Couple Arrested For Taking Instagram Photos Mooning Sacred Thai Temple
Tacky Gay Couple Arrested For Taking Instagram Photos Mooning Sacred Thai Temple

The Bangkok Post reported that the pair, later identified as Travis and Joseph DaSilva, were arrested at Don Mueang airport Tuesday night as they tried to leave the country. The charge they face is getting naked in public. "They will also be blacklisted from coming back to Thailand", the rep says. However some government and police officials c...

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  • Jimmy Kimmel gladly accepts invite to fight Senate candidate Roy Moore
Jimmy Kimmel gladly accepts invite to fight Senate candidate Roy Moore

Moore is running for a U.S. Senate seat out of Alabama amid accusations of sexual assault and that he pursued relationships with teenage girls while in his 30s. Moore has vehemently denied the series of allegations, including that he allegedly initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl while he was 32.

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  • North Korea is United States problem but China's 'leverage'
North Korea is United States problem but China's 'leverage'

Speaking moments after Haley made the call, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov while fielding questions from journalists in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, said; "We perceived this negatively". Responding to the United States request for an embargo, the Chinese foreign ministry said merely that the country had "always implemented full, comprehe...

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  • Belarus PM off to Sochi for SCO Heads of Government Council meeting
Belarus PM off to Sochi for SCO Heads of Government Council meeting

Expanding pragmatic cooperation between China and Afghanistan on economy and trade cannot be done without a safe and stable external environment, said Li, adding that China will enhance dialogue and cooperation with Afghanistan and Pakistan with the goal of achieving long-term regional stability and security in an early date.

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  • Israel bombs targets in Gaza after mortar rounds
Israel bombs targets in Gaza after mortar rounds

The army later said in a telephone briefing that the false alarms were caused by gunfire, and were checking if they were intentionally set off. Israeli forces have maintained regular incursions into the Gaza Strip along both the land and seaside borders.

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  • Saudi Arabia shot down ballistic missile launched from Yemen
Saudi Arabia shot down ballistic missile launched from Yemen

British Prime Minister Theresa May met Saudi leaders before leaving for Jordan on Thursday on a Middle East tour overshadowed by a high-profile row with US President Donald Trump over Islam. "I'm very concerned about the humanitarian crisis that has developed in Yemen, particularly most recently", May told the BBC on Wednesday. Iranian President...

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  • Turkey's Ziraat Bank denies Zarrab allegations regarding the bank
Turkey's Ziraat Bank denies Zarrab allegations regarding the bank

In a conversation about shady transactions involving suitcases stuffed with gold, the economy minister, Zafer Caglayan, "asked about the profit margin", Zarrab testified. Zarrab, who began testifying on Wednesday morning, has told jurors that he ran a massive worldwide money laundering scheme to help Iran get around US sanctions and spend its oil a...

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  • What proportion of Europe's population is Muslim?
What proportion of Europe's population is Muslim?

The Muslim population in Europe will continue to grow over the next several decades even if immigration to the continent were halted, according to a study. Europe received more than one million migrants and refugees in 2015, according to figures from the UN's refugee agency. Countries which have accepted a higher number of refugees, such as Swe...

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  • Argentina abandons rescue mission for crew of missing submarine
Argentina abandons rescue mission for crew of missing submarine

An global search mission saw the deployment of 4,000 personnel from more than a dozen countries. The navy has said the vessel's captain reported water entered the snorkel and caused one of the submarine's batteries to short circuit. "I don't understand this arbitrary and unjustified decision", Luis Tagliapietra, the father of 27-year-old crew mem...

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  • United Nations war crimes defendant claims to drink poison in court
United Nations war crimes defendant claims to drink poison in court

Two years ago, Russian Federation used its United Nations veto right to block a resolution on the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica tragedy, saying that the draft document depicted the Serbian people as the sole guilty party in the complex armed conflict in Yugoslavia.

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  • Doctors: Get Flu Shot Despite Questions of Effectiveness
Doctors: Get Flu Shot Despite Questions of Effectiveness

Anthony Fauci , the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), tells Bustle. He stated that the United States could have a bad flu season. There are clinical trials being conducted. "The earlier you get your flu shot, the better you're going to be protected against the flu. We're not saying it's a great vaccine...

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  • Natural disaster in DE felt in NYC
Natural disaster in DE felt in NYC

A magnitude 4.1 natural disaster centered near Dover, Delaware shook the East Coast on Thursday, and was felt all the way from NY to Washington, DC, according to the USGS . Though we don't hear often about earthquakes in the Northeast, they do occur pretty frequently. "There was speculation that it could've been an natural disaster, which it was...

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  • Trump has plan to declare Jerusalem Israel's 'undivided' capital
Trump has plan to declare Jerusalem Israel's 'undivided' capital

U.S. President Donald Trump looks up as reporters ask questions about the future of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 30, 2017. They described the president as intent on fulfilling his pledge to move the embassy but mindful that doing so could set back his aim of forging a lo...

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  • Paul Manafort reached an $11 million bail agreement with Mueller's team
Paul Manafort reached an $11 million bail agreement with Mueller's team

According to court papers filed on Thursday , special counsel Robert Mueller's team has agreed that if Manafort posts the four properties - two in NY, one in Florida, and one in Virginia - it would be enough to ensure he doesn't flee the country or otherwise violate bail conditions.

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  • Pope appeals for 'decisive' measures to end refugee crisis, avoids 'Rohingyas'
Pope appeals for 'decisive' measures to end refugee crisis, avoids 'Rohingyas'

Police said they were looking for the man but would not confirm if it was a kidnapping. Myanmar objects to the word Rohingya because the Muslim group is not one of the country's many official minorities, and the pope avoided using the term during his three-day visit to Myanmar earlier this week, on the advice of the local Catholic Church.

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  • Sheriff urges citizens to search their property for missing child
Sheriff urges citizens to search their property for missing child

To date, authorities they have followed up on more than 140 leads. "We want to find Mariah and bring her back". LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The FBI says a 3-year-old girl reported missing earlier this week is not the girl seen in a photograph in a Walmart in North Carolina.

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  • Ed Sheeran Releases 'Perfect Duet' with Beyonce
Ed Sheeran Releases 'Perfect Duet' with Beyonce

We knew Ed Sheeran was tight with Beyoncé , but we never dreamed that they'd collaborate one day. The new version of the song comes out today at 7 p.m. This actually isn't the first time he and Bey have joined musical forces. It will be Beyonce's third big collaboration in recent months, following her appearance on J Balvin and Willy Wi...

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  • Michigan Attorney General Candidate's Blunt Ad: Vote for Someone Without a Penis
Michigan Attorney General Candidate's Blunt Ad: Vote for Someone Without a Penis

A campaign advertisement by a female candidate vying to be Michigan's attorney general has suggested that electing more women will put an end to sexual harassment scandals. "Well, I read the news, and I bet you do too. This is just the beginning, but I do believe we'll see legislatures across the country look different and more representati...

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