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Costco loses millions in sales from website crash

Mexico registers record number of homicides

Many accuse president of failing to fulfill promises to end violence plaguing the country.

    December 1 marks a year since Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office.

    His approval ratings remain high, but critics say he has done little to solve major problems.

    Mexico registered a record number of homicides in the first six months of this year.

    And the violence shows no sign of slowing down.

    Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher reports from Mexico City.

    Barry Odom out as Missouri coach after four seasons

    Barry Odom is out after four seasons as Missouri coach, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.

    The person requested anonymity because the move has not been announced publicly. 

    Odom ends his tenure with a record of 25-25 and two bowl appearances.

    The Tigers just completed a 6-6 season with a defeat of Arkansas yesterday. They had started 5-1, led by Clemson quarterback transfer Kelly Bryant. But suffered five consecutive losses before the win against the Razorbacks. 

    Missouri will not play in a bowl game due to NCAA violations committed by a tutor. The school was appealing the decision during the season. The NCAA announced Tuesday the appeal was denied.

    Fiat Chrysler, UAW Reach Tentative Deal On New 4-yr Contract

    Fiat Chrysler and the United Auto Workers union have reached a tentative deal on a new labor contract.

    The UAW Bargaining Committee agreed to a deal with Fiat Chrysler to add $4.5 billion in investments, negotiators secured an additional $4.5 billion for a total of $9 billion of investments adding 7,900 jobs over the four-year period, UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada said in the statement.

    Fiat Chrysler also confirmed in a statement that it has reached tentative agreement on a new four-year contract with UAW.

    “Out of respect for our members, we will refrain from commenting any further or releasing full details of the agreement until the UAW-FCA Council leaders meet and review the details,” said Estrada.

    UAW said that the UAW-FCA National Council will meet on December 4, 2019 to go over details of the proposed Tentative Agreement. If adopted as a Tentative Agreement, it will go to all FCA hourly and salary members for a ratification vote that will begin on December 6, 2019.

    Reports: Terrelle Pryor, former Ohio State QB, NFL free agent, in critical condition after stabbing

    Former Ohio State quarterback and free-agent NFL wide receiver Terrelle Pryor is in critical condition after being stabbed in Pittsburgh, according to multiple reports Saturday morning.

    ESPN reported that Pryor underwent surgery Saturday morning after being stabbed at his apartment complex, and that family members expect him to survive.

    Pittsburgh television station WTAE, which first reported the news, added that an unidentified woman has been taken into custody in connection with the stabbing.

    Pittsburgh police said in a statement that they responded to Mercy Hospital after a male stabbing victim walked into the hospital around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, but they declined to identify the victim or indicate whether anyone has been arrested in connection with the incident.

    Pittsburgh police spokesperson Cara Cruz said the department had no further comment as of Saturday morning.

    Pryor's agents did not respond to messages left by USA TODAY Sports.

    Pryor, 30, has played with nine different teams over the course of his NFL career. He most recently signed a one-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars before being placed on injured reserve and then released in early September.

    Contributing: Chris Bumbaca

    Contact Tom Schad at [email protected] or on Twitter @Tom_Schad.

    Dutch police: 35-year-old suspect arrested in Hague stabbings

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch police said on Saturday they had arrested a 35-year-old man in connection with a stabbing incident that took place in The Hague on Friday, in which three youth were wounded.

    In a statement, Hague police described the suspect as “not having any fixed home or place to stay”.

    U.S. holiday travelers warned to be aware of powerful storm

    A powerful storm making its way east from California is expected to bring intensifying snow and ice to the Midwest during the year’s busiest travel weekend.

    The National Weather Service says the storm is expected to drop 6 to 12 inches of snow from the northern Plains states into Minnesota, Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

    High winds and ice are expected to make travel almost impossible in some places.

    Before moving east, the storm caused the death of at least one person in South Dakota and closed highways in the western U.S., affecting travelers over the Thanksgiving holiday.

    Forecasters warn that people traveling throughout the weekend should be aware of the storm’s effects.

    The storm is expected to hit northeastern states on Sunday, bringing freezing rain and snow.

    Kylie Jenner's Grandma Shares Why Her Granddaughter Broke up With Stormi's Father

    After breaking up in October, there has been a lot of speculation as to why Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner called it quits — and now, Kylie’s grandmother is sharing why she thinks the two split. In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Kylie’s 93-year-old grandmother Esther Jenner says that the real reason the two stars called it quits was due to Scott’s inability to settle down.

    Costco loses millions in sales from website crash

    Costco is seeing red after a Thanksgiving Day computer foul-up tanked an estimated $11 million in sales for the warehouse retailer.

    The site was down for at least 16 hours on Thursday, Business Insider reported, citing the outage-tracking website Downdetector.

    Shoppers griped on Twitter that they were unable to spend money.

    “#Costco I am literally trying to give you thousands of dollars (since 10am), but your website won’t allow,” user @MurraryMagic82 tweeted.

    Another user joked “Hey #Costco, maybe try turning it off and on again?! Just a thought…”

    The retailer did add an alert to its site about “slow response times” and said it would extend Thanksgiving Day promotions into Black Friday “while supplies last.”

    A Costco representative did not respond to a request for comment.