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Giuliani says Trump pursued Moscow tower throughout '16, raising questions Giuliani says Trump pursued Moscow tower throughout '16, raising questions
- January 22, 2019

I know-you already know that they are. It may be attorney-client privilege if it happened, where I can't acknowledge it. He continued, "So what if he talked to him about it?" The pair defended a story published on Thursday that said President Donald Trump directed his longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a potential hotel construction project in Moscow. (more...)
Frostbite risk with Wind Chill Advisory tonight Frostbite risk with Wind Chill Advisory tonight
- January 22, 2019

Wind chills remain dangerously cold through the afternoon and evening. Wind Chill Warnings, a lot of them taking effect on Sunday evening, were posted for all or parts of the following counties into Monday: Webster, Pocahontas, Randolph, Preston, Tucker, Grant, Mineral and Pendleton. (more...)
Breaking! Indian-origin woman to run for US President Breaking! Indian-origin woman to run for US President
- January 22, 2019

Harris is the fifth Democrat to enter the presidential run. Her tough questioning of Justice Brett Kavanaugh about his views on abortion and the ongoing investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election attracted attention from Democrats. (more...)
U.S. shutdown: Trump angered by Democrat rejection of 'compromise' U.S. shutdown: Trump angered by Democrat rejection of 'compromise'
- January 22, 2019

The White House is thinking of using the plan to fund the next generation wireless network, modernize the air traffic control system, and use the re-authorization of the highway bill as a basis for additional road fix. But a day later, some Democrats started to float a broader immigration package, and Trump tweeted that he'd be prepared to offer a broader amnesty for a broader deal, defying some of his closest conservative allies. (more...)
Brexit: PM Theresa May to present Plan B on Monday Brexit: PM Theresa May to present Plan B on Monday
- January 21, 2019

Earlier, former Attorney General Dominic Grieve told BBC Radio 4 that it was ridiculous to accuse him of plotting with House of Commons clerks to stop Brexit , as suggested in the Sunday Times . With feelings running high, the pro-Brexit International Trade Secretary Liam Fox warned of a "political tsunami" if the Government fails to deliver on the 2016 referendum vote. (more...)
Israeli and Syrian military trade claims on airstrikes Israeli and Syrian military trade claims on airstrikes
- January 21, 2019

The official Syrian news agency SANA reported earlier on Sunday cited a military source that reported the Syrian air defenses had confronted an Israeli aerial attack targeted at the country's southern region and "prevented it from achieving any of its objectives". (more...)
Trump, Pence give surprise addresses at anti-abortion march | newkerala.com #91532 Trump, Pence give surprise addresses at anti-abortion march | newkerala.com #91532
- January 21, 2019

Surprise Visits from President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence2. A column in Media Matters stated, "For years, the anti-abortion movement and its allies in right-wing media have erroneously and frequently claimed that anti-choice arguments are supported by science", calling on media outlets to scrutinize the sources of those claims. (more...)
Winter storm disturbs travel as it rolls toward US Midwest, Northeast Winter storm disturbs travel as it rolls toward US Midwest, Northeast
- January 21, 2019

The average delay for flights out of O'Hare was almost an hour on Saturday afternoon. None of the 150 passengers and six crew members was injured, the airline said. Some northern areas of New England could see up to 18 inches of snow. Some Midwesterns didn't let it keep the indoors. In downtown Detroit, Celeste Tremmel was out training for a marathon amid heavy and steady snowfall. (more...)
12 killed in Zimbabwe crackdown - NGO 12 killed in Zimbabwe crackdown - NGO
- January 20, 2019

The carrier noted that all networks and providers in Zimbabwe had suspended services. It came as the United Nations human rights office called on the government to "stop the crackdown against protesters" and "excessive use of force" by security forces, including firing live ammunition. (more...)
Covington Catholic students condemned for confronting, mocking Indigenous People's Marcher in DC Covington Catholic students condemned for confronting, mocking Indigenous People's Marcher in DC
- January 20, 2019

In several videos , a group of teens, a few wearing sweatshirts that from Covington Catholic High School, surrounds a small gathering of people who are beating drums and singing. "I wouldn't even wish ill will on those kids", he said. The elder is Nathan Phillips , an Omaha elder who is also a Vietnam Veteran and former director of the Native Youth Alliance. (more...)
Border Patrol Arrests 376 Who Dug Under Barrier in Arizona Border Patrol Arrests 376 Who Dug Under Barrier in Arizona
- January 20, 2019

Border patrol agents in Arizona this week were overwhelmed after the largest caravan of migrants ever to cross into the United States tunneled beneath the border wall near San Luis, Arizona. "That's our No. 1 challenge that we have here in the Yuma sector, is the humanitarian problem ", he told ABC News . Of the 179 minors in the group, Newsweek reported , 30 of them were unaccompanied. (more...)
Women's March organizers respond to controversy leading up to rally Women's March organizers respond to controversy leading up to rally
- January 20, 2019

Julie Wash, 57, a librarian from Saratoga Springs, New York, said Women's March leader Tamika Mallory - who has faced blowback for her support of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan - is being held to a different standard than Trump and other white, male leaders. (more...)
Pelosi accuses White House of 'dangerous' leak Pelosi accuses White House of 'dangerous' leak
- January 19, 2019

He has refused to support legislation providing money for a range of agencies to operate until he gets the wall funds. Mr. Whitehouse hesitated to say Mrs. But just how effective was President's speech to the American Public? He said a revised estimate has found that "the damage is a little bit worse because of government contractors, something that was excluded from our first analysis". (more...)
Divers swim with 'gentle giant' great white shark off Oahu’s coast Divers swim with 'gentle giant' great white shark off Oahu’s coast
- January 19, 2019

Oliphant posted the photographs on Instagram after the swim and wrote: 'Face to face with the world's largest great white ever recorded " Deep Blue "'. "In my experience, this is the most mellow white shark I have ever had the privilege and honor of meeting", she wrote on an Instagram video of her and the Great White . (more...)
Mueller says Gates' cooperation continues, a possible sign investigation isn't done yet Mueller says Gates' cooperation continues, a possible sign investigation isn't done yet
- January 19, 2019

Robert Mueller , on the other hand, has said he is prepared to prove that the "lies" Manafort told were not a case of misremembering and "were not instances of mere memory lapses". But after his plea deal fell apart when prosecutors accused him of lying , Gates' usefulness increased. Mueller's team sought to delay sentencing for former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn four times. (more...)
North Korea's Kim Yong-chol on way to Washington North Korea's Kim Yong-chol on way to Washington
- January 19, 2019

Top diplomats of South Korea and China in charge of North Korea nuclear negotiations met in Seoul on Thursday and agreed to "cooperate" for progress on the Korean Peninsula, according to local reports. His visit to the U.S., where he may meet with Pompeo, comes as plans are underway for a second Trump-Kim summit, possibly in Vietnam. But Kim Jong Un also warned the communist state may be forced to seek "a new way" if Washington continues to press with economic sanctions aimed at punishing ... (more...)
Bid to keep U.S. sanctions on Russia's Rusal fails in Senate Bid to keep U.S. sanctions on Russia's Rusal fails in Senate
- January 18, 2019

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a Democratic effort to keep sanctions on companies tied to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, ending what was the most aggressive congressional pushback so far on the Trump administration's foreign policy toward Russia . (more...)
Georgia man arrested for making threats to attack the White House Georgia man arrested for making threats to attack the White House
- January 18, 2019

He's charged with attempting to damage or destroy a building owned by the USA using fire or an explosive. It claims that Taheb planned to use explosive devices and an anti-tank rocket to carry out his attack. At this time, Pak said they believe Taheb was acting alone and "all potential threats have been neutralized". The FBI began monitoring Mr Taheb through an undercover agent last August, when they learned he had put his vehicle up for sale, allegedly to fund a trip to the Islamic State. (more...)
Donald Trump to release findings of missile defense review Donald Trump to release findings of missile defense review
- January 18, 2019

U.S. military officials have long stressed that America's missile defences are primarily created to counter attacks from countries with more limited arsenals, like North Korea, which USA intelligence officials believe is still advancing its nuclear programme despite a halt to missile launches past year. (more...)
Four U.S. troops reported among 16 dead in north Syria attack Four U.S. troops reported among 16 dead in north Syria attack
- January 17, 2019

Trump gave no timetable, but said that, once the troop withdrawal is complete, the us could attack from a base outside Syria if ISIS attempted to regroup. Nearly eight years into Syria's civil war, Turkey has repeatedly threatened to attack Syrian Kurdish fighters it views as "terrorists" on its southern flank. (more...)
Giant rotating ice disc forms in river Giant rotating ice disc forms in river
- January 17, 2019

Mark Battle, an associate professor of physics at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, told the Press Herald the disk's movement could be attributed to the river current, the thickness of the ice, and to the friction caused by the ice grinding against the shoreline. (more...)
Confirmation Hearing to Probe AG Nominee William Barr's Views on Executive Privilege Confirmation Hearing to Probe AG Nominee William Barr's Views on Executive Privilege
- January 16, 2019

Barr would replace acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker , who declined to recuse himself from the investigation. Barr also pledged at his confirmation hearing to support and uphold the False Claims Act, a law that lets whistleblowers file lawsuits to help the federal government recover losses due to fraud. (more...)
Michael Kovrig, Detained Canadian Ex-Diplomat, Does Not Have Immunity: China Michael Kovrig, Detained Canadian Ex-Diplomat, Does Not Have Immunity: China
- January 15, 2019

A new trial was ordered and took place Monday, in China's Liaoning province, with Schellenberg being found guilty and given a death sentence. Since Meng's arrest, China has detained two more Canadians - Michael Kovrig , a former diplomat, and Michael Spavor, an entrepreneur - on vague allegations that they threaten Chinese national security . (more...)
USA government shutdown breaks record as eyes remain on Trump USA government shutdown breaks record as eyes remain on Trump
- January 15, 2019

But Trump scrapped other trips that wouldn't have played well at a time when government workers are furloughed or working without pay. It's unclear whether that damage will last, as past shutdowns haven't left much of a lasting mark on voters' impressions and voters' attention spans have been especially short in the Trump era given the huge amount of big stories that whip through the headlines. (more...)
Trump's 'Wounded Knee' tweet over Warren sparks anger Trump's 'Wounded Knee' tweet over Warren sparks anger
- January 15, 2019

Trump revived one of his favorite nicknames for Warren and even jabbed at her husband, saying he should have been "dressed in full Indian garb". On Sunday, Trump chose to tweet about it by using one of the greatest atrocities ever committed by the United States military to help crack a joke. (more...)
Jayme Closs kidnap: Suspect Jake Patterson 'saw her on school bus' Jayme Closs kidnap: Suspect Jake Patterson 'saw her on school bus'
- January 15, 2019

It's been three months since Jayme Closs walked the halls of Riverview Middle School, but she is still on the minds of her teachers and classmates, especially now. Prosecutors formally charged Patterson on Monday in the murders and the abduction in Barron, Wisconsin. "Don't ask me how I stayed so calm". Nutter described Jayme's condition as "skinny and dirty but outwardly OK", saying her hair was matted. (more...)
U.S. Syria withdrawal officially underway, expected to take 3-4 months U.S. Syria withdrawal officially underway, expected to take 3-4 months
- January 14, 2019

Col. Sean Ryan, spokesman for the coalition fighting the Islamic State group, said the US started "the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria". Several weeks later, national security adviser John Bolton said the withdrawal will have a longer timeline, and will not be undertaken until Kurdish fighters are protected and ISIS is defeated in the war-torn country. (more...)
Syria says Israel fired missiles toward Damascus, hit airport warehouse Syria says Israel fired missiles toward Damascus, hit airport warehouse
- January 14, 2019

The United States has said repeatedly that it will continue to support Israel's right to defend itself against Iran and Hezbollah, including through targeted strikes in Syria , in the wake of its decision to remove American forces from the country. (more...)
Shutdown is now America’s longest Shutdown is now America’s longest
- January 14, 2019

Some posted photos of their empty earnings statements on social media as a rallying cry to end the shutdown , a jarring image that many in the White House feared could turn more voters against the president as he holds out for billions in new wall funding. (more...)
Tory MP Predicts Political Crisis If Theresa May's Deal Is Voted Down Tory MP Predicts Political Crisis If Theresa May's Deal Is Voted Down
- January 14, 2019

However, his priority is to force a national election and he said he would propose a vote of confidence in the government "soon" if May loses on Tuesday. "When you turned out to vote in the referendum, you did so because you wanted your voice to be heard". Vince Cable, leader of the pro-EU Liberal Democrats, said parliament would act to prevent a no deal Brexit , and could ultimately seek to prevent Brexit altogether. (more...)
GoFundMe border wall campaign to refund donors after falling short of goal GoFundMe border wall campaign to refund donors after falling short of goal
- January 13, 2019

That is likely to shrink the impressive eight-figure pot, at least in the short term. Kolfage's original campaign page had said "If we don't reach our goal or come significantly close we will refund every single penny" and that "100% of your donations will go to the Trump Wall". (more...)
Saudi teen fleeing family granted asylum in Canada Saudi teen fleeing family granted asylum in Canada
- January 13, 2019

The Canada-Saudi Arabia relations have soured after a diplomatic row which was sparked by the Canadian government's call for the immediate release of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi and his sister Samar via Twitter on August 5, 2018. She was granted refugee status by the United Nations on Wednesday. Spokeswoman Lauren La Rose praised Canada's willingness to step up and assist in this case, but noted that Alqunun's situation highlights a need for more interventions around the world. (more...)
Bernie Sanders Apologizes to Women Who Were Allegedly Harassed During His Campaign Bernie Sanders Apologizes to Women Who Were Allegedly Harassed During His Campaign
- January 13, 2019

A top aide for Bernie Sanders is being accused of sexual misconduct during his time in the Vermont senator's 2016 presidential campaign. "When we talk about ending sexism, and ending all forms of discrimination, those beliefs can not just be words, " Sanders said . (more...)
Trump Says He Didn’t Know Manafort Gave Polling Data To Russian Associate Trump Says He Didn’t Know Manafort Gave Polling Data To Russian Associate
- January 13, 2019

That could change, assuming that Trump's lying about this, but Mueller wouldn't have put this much effort into publicly undermining Manafort's credibility as a witness if that was a likely possibility. Akhmetov's statement to CNN also said, "As has been repeatedly stated in the media, the work between SCM and Mr. Manafort and his consulting firm was completed in 2005". (more...)
Ocasio-Cortez Criticized After Failing to Provide Workers’ Compensation Coverage Ocasio-Cortez Criticized After Failing to Provide Workers’ Compensation Coverage
- January 13, 2019

Democratic leaders were also frustrated that Ocasio-Cortez criticized their new set of House rules on Twitter in the first week of the new Congress, Politico reported . But some Democratic lawmakers believe she will eventually come around to supporting the party line. "People want to see results". She's pro-labor, pro-equality, supports taxing the ultra-rich to pay for vital government programs and infrastructure, and champions the working class and minorities. (more...)
Three dead in double-decker bus crash at busy Ottawa transit station Three dead in double-decker bus crash at busy Ottawa transit station
- January 13, 2019

Several people found themselves trapped on the bus' upper level following the crash, and most serious injuries happened on the vehicle's upper right side, said Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau. Part of the Transitway, a main artery for commuters, was closed in the aftermath of the accident, and police warned people to stay away from the area. (more...)
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says she is running for president Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says she is running for president
- January 13, 2019

Within minutes of the news that Gabbard is mounting a presidential campaign, the Republican National Committee (RNC) blasted out a press release detailing her potential vulnerabilities. Bernie Sanders in his unsuccessful effort to challenger Clinton from the left. Her willingness to challenge American interventions in countries like Iraq and Libya has cultivated her anti-war image. (more...)
Poland charges Huawei manager, ex-spy with spying for China Poland charges Huawei manager, ex-spy with spying for China
- January 12, 2019

China is highly concerned over the issue, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' press office said in a faxed response to questions. Meng Wanzhou , the chief financial officer of Huawei and the daughter of founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested in Canada last month at the request of the USA government. (more...)
Missing teen Jayme Closs found alive Missing teen Jayme Closs found alive
- January 12, 2019

Both the woman who found Jayme and the residents of the nearby home recognized her, Fitzgerald said. CBS Minnesota spoke with Jayme's aunt Sue on Thursday evening who said her niece was now at the hospital. Several intensive searches took place in the area, but none yielded any clues, and for weeks Fitzgerald has been saying that authorities have no new leads. (more...)
France queries DR Congo election outcome France queries DR Congo election outcome
- January 12, 2019

Barnabe Kikaya Bin Karubi, one of Congolese President Joseph Kabila's top advisors, accepted on Thursday the loss of the ruling party's preferred candidate in a contentious election. Spokeswoman Marie-France Idikayi tells The Associated Press that "we are waiting for the final deliberations of the electoral commission plenary session to end but the announcement room is prepared". (more...)