Carson plan would raise rent for millions in public housing

Millions of families living in federally subsidized public housing would pay more for rent under a proposal unveiled Wednesday by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson.

  • Floyd Mayweather says exhibition bout against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa is back on
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    Floyd Mayweather says exhibition bout against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa is back on

    Floyd Mayweather claims his exhibition fight against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa will go ahead. Japanese promoter Rizin announced two weeks ago the five-weight world champion will fight Nasukawa in Saitama on New Year’s Eve. Mayweather later claimed he had been “blindsided” during negotiations, unaware he had been signed up for a licensed fight.

  • Kim Porter death: Remembering P Diddy’s ex-girlfriend and mother-of-four
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    Kim Porter death: Remembering P Diddy’s ex-girlfriend and mother-of-four

    Kim Porter, the former girlfriend of rap mogul P Diddy, has died aged 47. Authorities responded to a death investigation at 11:40am on Thursday in Toluca Lake, California, where a female was declared dead at the scene. A representative for Diddy - real name Sean Combs - said: "Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter.

  • Europe ‘could be willing’ to renegotiate Brexit, Sturgeon says
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    Europe ‘could be willing’ to renegotiate Brexit, Sturgeon says

    Ms Sturgeon said if the PM fails to get her Brexit deal through Parliament, it might be possible to renegotiate and keep the UK in the single market.

  • Ireland to remain open door to UK for EU citizens post-Brexit
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    Ireland to remain open door to UK for EU citizens post-Brexit

    EU citizens will be able to move on to the UK without passport checks. Ireland will remain an open door to the UK for EU citizens after Brexit with no mandatory passport checks on those who travel to Britain via Dublin and Belfast, it has been confirmed. After Brexit, EU citizens not already settled in the UK will be subject to immigration rules but will be able to travel to Britain via Ireland and Northern Ireland uninhibited.

  • Bemused EU eyes options for British Brexit meltdown
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    Bemused EU eyes options for British Brexit meltdown

    EU negotiators cracked open champagne after watching Theresa May agree to their Brexit deal on television on Wednesday night but even then they knew the "orderly withdrawal" it foresees for Britain is far from certain. "We're celebrating now but we'll be in tears when the UK parliament votes it down," one official said, hours before the British prime minister's own Brexit secretary and a handful of other ministers resigned and she faced talk of being ousted. As the other 27 EU national leaders prepare for a summit with May a week on Sunday, Nov. 25, to cement the deal setting out legal terms for Britain's departure from the bloc on March 29, the political meltdown in London has left officials asking what will happen next -- and coming up with few clear answers.

  • Lego creates Wizarding World creatures for release of Fantastic Beasts sequel
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    Lego creates Wizarding World creatures for release of Fantastic Beasts sequel

    The Lego Group creates Nifflers, the Wizarding World’s mischievous treasure-hunters, in brick form for UK tour.

  • I’m a Celebrity 2018 lineup: Full list of contestants entering jungle confirmed with Noel Edmonds 'revealed' as secret campmate
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    I’m a Celebrity 2018 lineup: Full list of contestants entering jungle confirmed with Noel Edmonds 'revealed' as secret campmate

    The lineup of I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here 2018 has been confirmed.

  • Pictures: Strictly Come Dancing stars arrive in Blackpool ahead of big weekend
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    Pictures: Strictly Come Dancing stars arrive in Blackpool ahead of big weekend

    The couples will dance at the famous landmark this weekend.

  • I'm A Celebrity 2018 trailer: Holly Willoughby 'excited' for 'adventure of a lifetime' in first look trailer with Declan Donnelly
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    I'm A Celebrity 2018 trailer: Holly Willoughby 'excited' for 'adventure of a lifetime' in first look trailer with Declan Donnelly

    ITV has given fans their first look at Holly Willoughby in her new jungle home as she kicks off the “adventure of a lifetime” alongside Declan Donnelly. The TV favourite has joined Donnelly to front the new series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here in place of show regular Ant McPartlin. The video shows the This Morning host nudge Donnelly after he forgets she is as new to the experience as the famous camp mates.

  • May government's Brexit aims were never achievable – we've been hunting a fantastical beast all along
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    May government's Brexit aims were never achievable – we've been hunting a fantastical beast all along

    Like Lewis Carroll's nonsense poem, the Brexit target was a figment of everyone's imagination.

  • Steven Gerrard backs Liverpool to win Premier League title with Jurgen Klopp before he takes Anfield hotseat
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    Steven Gerrard backs Liverpool to win Premier League title with Jurgen Klopp before he takes Anfield hotseat

    Steven Gerrard is not looking to manage Liverpool anytime soon and believes Jurgen Klopp can deliver a first Premier League title at Anfield. Gerrard is earning his stripes with Rangers, sitting third in the Scottish Premiership having most recently run out 7-1 winners over Motherwell. The former Reds captain has made no secret of his desire to one day sit in the Anfield hotseat but is fully committed to Rangers for the foreseeable future.

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    Top UK court says to consider government appeal in Brexit reversal case

    Britain's Supreme Court said on Friday it would consider whether to hear an appeal from the British government which wants to stop Europe's top court from examining a case seeking to determine whether the country can unilaterally reverse Brexit. Scottish politicians who are opposed to Britain leaving the European Union want the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to clarify whether London can withdraw its notification to leave without permission from the EU's other member states.

  • The death toll from California's fires has risen to 66 — and more than 600 people are still missing
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    The death toll from California's fires has risen to 66 — and more than 600 people are still missing

    The death toll from the California wildfires had risen to 66. The Camp Fire in Northern California destroyed an entire town in less than a day and has killed at least 63 people, making it the deadliest fire in the state's history. The Woolsey Fire, on the outskirts of Los Angeles, has burned more than 150 square miles and is nearly 70% contained.

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - cinema release date, cast and trailer
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    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - cinema release date, cast and trailer

    The highly-anticipated follow-up to 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them promises to be one of the biggest family films arriving over the festive period. Eddie Redmayne’s magizoologist Newt Scamander is returning to the fold, along with his creature companions and a few familiar faces from the Potter universe. If you can’t wait until the film is out to get your next Potter fix, here’s everything you need to know.

  • Why Wayne Rooney was happy he didn't score in final England game
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    Why Wayne Rooney was happy he didn't score in final England game

    Wayne Rooney suggested it was a blessing in disguise after failing to crown his final England appearance with a goal at Wembley on Thursday. The crowd helped pay tribute to the Three Lions' all-time top-scorer and most capped outfield player, and he was just inches away from marking his 120th cap with a memorable goal. It would have been a dream end to a 3-0 win that saw Southgate juggle honouring Rooney and building for the future, with Callum Wilson - one of three debutants against the USA - completing the scoring after first-half goals from Jesse Lingard and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

  • San Francisco: schools and cable cars to close over smoke from Camp fire
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    San Francisco: schools and cable cars to close over smoke from Camp fire

    A commuter ferryboat passes by the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge which is obscured by wildfire smoke and haze. Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area have been cancelled for Friday and residents warned to stay inside as smoke descends from wildfires hundreds of miles away, producing air quality levels worse than notoriously polluted cities in India and China. “The Camp fire in Butte county generated a tremendous amount of smoke,” said Kristine Roselius, a spokeswoman for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

  • Taiwan's 'notebook boy' commits his memories in writing
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    Taiwan's 'notebook boy' commits his memories in writing

    Chen Hong-zhi's notebooks are his life. Nine years ago, Chen seriously damaged his hippocampus, a part of the brain associated with forming memories, in a traffic accident. Instead, he painstakingly records his days in lined notebooks, crammed with entries in blue ink.

  • Sir Cliff Richard describes ‘horrific’ aftermath of police raid
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    Sir Cliff Richard describes ‘horrific’ aftermath of police raid

    The singer said the trauma of BBC coverage of a police search of his home in 2014 left him emotionally drained.

  • John Lennon's killer Mark Chapman feels 'more and more shame' every year
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    John Lennon's killer Mark Chapman feels 'more and more shame' every year

    The man who murdered John Lennon has said he feels “more and more shame” every year about the killing. Mark David Chapman told a parole board in August about his remorse during his 10th unsuccessful attempt to be released. A transcript of the hearing was released earlier this week by New York prison officials.

  • Shipwrecked bottle of stout returns to Glasgow after 150 years
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    Shipwrecked bottle of stout returns to Glasgow after 150 years

    The drink was made in the Wellpark Brewery but was on board a ship which went down off Melbourne, Australia, in 1868.

  • World stocks rebound, Brexit blow-up levels sterling
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    World stocks rebound, Brexit blow-up levels sterling

    A gauge of global stocks climbed on Thursday after five sessions of declines as Wall Street surged on trade optimism, while sterling tumbled as political developments in Britain rippled through markets. U.S. stock indexes surged after a Financial Times report that U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has told some industry executives that another round of tariffs on Chinese imports has been put on hold as the two nations pursue talks. A spokesperson for Lighthizer later denied the report, one of several news developments involving trade during the day that swung stocks.

  • 'Lost' Gainsborough to go on show for first time in a century after owner spotted letter in Country Life
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    'Lost' Gainsborough to go on show for first time in a century after owner spotted letter in Country Life

    A "lost" portrait by Gainsborough of his daughter is to go on public display for the first time in 131 years , after being identified thanks to a letter in Country Life magazine, 

  • 'Shark Sighting' Sparks Fear in North Carolina Waters
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    'Shark Sighting' Sparks Fear in North Carolina Waters

    Wilmington’s Swim the Loop swimming competition on November 10 was a little more eventful than usual this year because of what appeared to be a shark in the water. North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher spokeswoman Robin Nalepa said that it was most likely a sunfish, which are often mistaken for sharks due to their dorsal fin. Although the aquarium cannot say definitively if the creature was a sunfish or a shark, no swimmers were hurt and the race continued after the creature had not been spotted for a few minutes. Credit: Kristen Jeno via Storyful

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    Two Argentines with suspected ties to Hezbollah arrested ahead of G20

    Two Argentine citizens with suspected links to Lebanon's Hezbollah militia were arrested on Thursday ahead of the G20 summit due to take place in Buenos Aires at the end of the month, Argentina's security ministry said in a statement.

  • Dungavel inspectors praise care of detainees but urge investment
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    Dungavel inspectors praise care of detainees but urge investment

    The immigration facility in Lanarkshire received an unannounced inspection in July.