David Hockney’s $90 million pool painting sold for 5,000 times its original price

Today (Nov. 15) at Christie’s, David Hockney’s Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) became the most expensive painting ever sold at auction by …

Florida recount: DeSantis looks certain to win governor’s race; Senate contest goes to manual recount

Ron DeSantis emerged from a machine recount Thursday all but certain to become Florida’s next governor while Gov. Rick Scott, R, maintained a narrow lead …

FDA unveils sweeping anti-tobacco effort to reduce underage vaping, smoking

In a major new effort to curb smoking, a top U.S. health official pledged Thursday to try to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars and …

US ‘confident’ in Kim’s denuclearisation promise despite North Korea’s new hi-tech weapons testing

The United States remains confident that denuclearisation “promises” made during a historic summit between Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un will be fulfilled, the …

Piers Morgan on Hollywood’s hatred of Trump

Editor-at-large at DailyMail.com Piers Morgan says screaming at the president and playing the celebrity card doesn’t work.

Does the left have a double standard on due process?

Liberal talking heads urge a wait and see approach after Michael Avenatti is arrested on a domestic violence charge; reaction from former White House press …

Hannity: The migrant caravan is a massive security risk

After an illegal immigrant is arrested for opening fire on Arkansas police, we’re reminded that criminals take advantage of unchecked and un-vetted migration to our …

Edmunds: How to get a great Black Friday deal on a new car

That Black Friday special deal at your local dealer could be available into 2019

China’s U-turn on market curbs brings back the speculators

Speculators are staging a forceful comeback in China’s stock market, bidding up shares in loss-making companies as regulators ease rules around trading, fundraising and backdoor …

Key UN committee condemns North Korea’s rights violations

A key U.N. committee adopted a resolution Thursday condemning North Korea’s «longstanding and ongoing systematic, widespread and gross violations of human rights» and strongly urging …

North Korea’s Kim inspects testing of newly developed ‘tactical’ weapon

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited the test site of a new tactical weapon in his first public «field inspection» since last year, hailing …

U.S. says confident North Korean promises will be fulfilled, despite weapons test

The United States remains confident that promises made by President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at their Singapore summit will be …

Australia’s bank chiefs to face the music as misconduct inquiry wraps up

The CEOs of Australia’s top banks and wealth manager will testify at a public inquiry into financial-sector misconduct in two weeks of hearings starting on …

Volkswagen to devote 3 German plants to electric car push

German automaker Volkswagen says it will convert three factories in Germany to manufacture electric cars, getting ready to ramp up production of zero-local emission cars …

Gallery: The best photos from around the world

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Kim Porter, Diddy’s former longtime girlfriend and mother to 3 children, dies at 47

Kim Porter, Diddy’s former longtime girlfriend and the mother of three of his children, has died at age 47. A representative for Sean «Diddy» Combs …

Australian PM Scott Morrison urged to press Japan’s Shinzo Abe on whaling ‘research’ during first post-war visit

Prime minister Scott Morrison is being urged to personally raise Australia’s opposition to Japan’s unjustified “scientific” whaling programme during talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo …

Inside the tactics of ‘Definers’, Facebook’s attack dog

Facebook initially hired Definers to monitor news about the social network. Then it expanded its relationship.

‘Love will prevail’: Costa Rica’s same-sex couples can marry in 2020

Same-sex couples in Costa Rica will have the right to get married by mid-2020, the nation’s constitutional court has ruled, a first for socially conservative …

Crews search for California fire victims as list of missing passes 600

The search for victims of a catastrophic blaze that reduced a northern California town to ashes intensified on Thursday and authorities said the list of …

Chinese automaker Zotye plans to sell vehicles in US in 2020

Chinese automaker Zotye plans to sell vehicles in US in 2020

Video: GOP senator says she wants to make it ‘a little more difficult’ for liberals to vote

A Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi is shown in a new video talking about «liberal folks» and making it «just a little more difficult» for …

What Tesla’s ‘delivery logistics hell’ is like for Model 3 buyers

Elon Musk has described Tesla’s troubles in getting cars to customers as “delivery logistics hell.” Jim Fyfe knows what Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, was talking …

Mass survey shows Germans are clinging to their cars

Germany remains a nation of auto lovers, with use of car-sharing services, bikes and public transport on the rise mainly in large cities

Australia’s bank chiefs to face the music as misconduct inquiry wraps up

The CEOs of Australia’s top banks and wealth manager will testify at a public inquiry into financial-sector misconduct in two weeks of hearings starting on …

Sterling reels on deepening Brexit crisis; yen gains

Investors in the British pound remained on edge in early Asian trade on Friday after the currency suffered a tumultuous slide overnight on fears the …

North Korea Says It Has Tested a Newly Developed ‘Ultramodern Tactical Weapon’

(SEOUL) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observed the successful test of “a newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon,” the nation’s state media reported Friday, …

Fed plans review of how it pursues inflation, employment goals

The Federal Reserve, under pressure from a critical White House even while it largely hits its inflation and employment targets, will conduct an extensive review …

Democrat Katie Porter Flips Another GOP House Seat in California

(LOS ANGELES) — Democrat Katie Porter captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat Thursday in the heart of what once was Southern California’s Reagan country, extending …

Lesson for Singapore: concentration of power in a few led to Venice’s downfall

There are lessons to be learned from the rise and decline of Venice as the foremost naval and economic power in the Mediterranean between the …

Can New York defend giving Amazon massive tax breaks?

Tucker takes on tech entrepreneur Eric Schiffer.

Trump’s summit no-show draws Asian nations closer together

U.S. President Donald Trump didn’t make it to this week’s summit of Asian nations in Singapore, but his influence was still keenly felt among the …

Ex-death row inmate who beat sex trafficking case arrested

A day after Isaiah McCoy, a former death row inmate from Delaware, walked out of a U.S. courthouse in Hawaii a free man when prosecutors …

Homeless veteran’s heartwarming story that pulled in $550,000 ‘a lie’

A US couple’s feel-good story about a homeless veteran who helped the woman after she ran out of petrol on a highway exit ramp was …

Australia deputy PM slams Malaysia’s Mahathir for ‘anti-Semitic’ comments as Asian leaders fume over possible Jerusalem embassy move

Australia’s treasurer has hit back at Mahathir Mohamad’s warning that Australia moving its embassy in Israel could add to terrorism by citing a history of …

New questions about caravan as migrants arrive in Tijuana

Tucker takes on Univision anchor Enrique Acevedo.

Stan Lee talks about his fans in a touching posthumous video: ‘I cannot tell you how much I love’ them

Stan Lee loved his fans. 

Another new form of legal gambling in Illinois — betting on ‘historical’ horse races — moves closer to approval

Illinois gamblers could soon have another new way to place bets, with a proposal to allow wagering on “historical” horse races passing another hurdle. The …

The NRA Is Suing to Block a New Gun-Control Measure in Washington State

(SEATTLE) — Gun rights groups including the National Rifle Association on Thursday sued to block a new, voter-approved gun control measure from taking effect in …

Oil prices stable on expected OPEC cuts, but surging U.S. supply drags

Oil prices were stable on Friday, supported by expected supply cuts from OPEC but held back by record U.S. production.

Tammy Bruce: Avenatti demands fairness when he’s accused – Denies it to Trump and Kavanaugh when he accuses

Michael Avenatti is accused of domestic violence, and demands due process rights that he denied Kavanaugh and Trump.

The Story w/ Martha MacCallum -Thursday, November 15

On Thursday, Ed Henry guest hosts as Governor Rick Scott cries foul with the Broward County’s late submission of its recount tallies, while Nancy Pelosi …

‘We’re All Kind of Feeling It.’ Wildfires Prompt Concern Over Major Health Consequences

Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase …

Canadian regulator asks Bombardier to halt executive share sales plan

The Canadian province of Quebec’s securities watchdog said on Thursday it asked Bombardier Inc to halt stock trades under a plan set up to facilitate …

At India’s Sabarimala temple, allowing women access is a clash between faith and law

India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is wading into troubled waters in Kerala, where conservative protesters are blocking women of menstruating age from entering Sabarimala …

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange facing possible prosecution by DOJ: report

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is reportedly facing the prospect of prosecution by the U.S. Justice Department.

Bangladesh Scraps Rohingya Repatriation Plan After No One Wants to Go Back to Myanmar

(COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh) — Bangladesh’s plans to begin repatriating Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar on Thursday were scrapped because officials were unable to find anyone who …

The Untold Story of Steve Scalise’s recovery

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, author of ‘Back in the Game,’ was shot over a year ago on a baseball field while practicing for a …

Gaetz on claims recount deadline was deliberately missed

How did Broward County miss the deadline to turn in their machine recount total by 2 minutes? Reaction from Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz.

How Democrats will rule: Roadmap drafted for House overhaul

House Democrats have unveiled a draft rules package for how they would govern the chamber as the majority in Congress next year

New jury fails to reach verdict in J&J South Carolina talc cancer trial

A second South Carolina jury on Thursday failed to reach a verdict in the retrial of a case by a woman whose family said her …

The Red Sox captured the moment Mookie Betts was named American League MVP

All smiles.

China offers Myanmar support over Rohingya issue after U.S. rebuke

China supports the Myanmar government’s efforts to protect domestic stability and approach to resolving the Rohingya issue, Premier Li Keqiang told the country’s leader Aung …

Police release 911 calls from warehouse shooting suspect

Two hours after authorities say a 30-year-old man shot and wounded three co-workers at an Albuquerque warehouse, he called 911 to tell police he had …

Sen. Harris draws comparison between ICE and KKK

Democratic senator’s comments comparing ICE and KKK cause concern.