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Trump denies he considered pulling Neil Gorsuch nomination: 'I never even wavered' Trump denies he considered pulling Neil Gorsuch nomination: 'I never even wavered'
- December 20, 2017

President Trump had reportedly been unhappy that Gorsuch hadn't been appreciative enough of the nomination, and was anxious after Gorsuch appeared to be critical of some of Trump's statements regarding federal courts. "And you were so kind to recognize Mrs. Scalia, remember the justice, and mention me", the letter read, according to The Post . On the other hand, the idea that we have three branches of government and Supreme Court justices don't work for the president is something they go ... (more...)
Sen. John McCain Returns Home to Arizona Following Hospitalization Sen. John McCain Returns Home to Arizona Following Hospitalization
- December 20, 2017

He will not be returning to the Senate until the new year, but his daughter wrote on Twitter to thank people for their well wishes and to say that that McCain was "doing well and we are all looking forward to spending Christmas together in Arizona". (more...)
Rob Lowe shows his gratitude to Southern California firefighters during wildfires Rob Lowe shows his gratitude to Southern California firefighters during wildfires
- December 19, 2017

He is survived by his pregnant wife and a 2-year-old daughter. Everything about the fire has been massive, from the sheer scale of destruction that destroyed entire neighborhoods to the legions of people attacking it. The department shared photos of crews working on containing the fire and clearing debris. Lowe then took more pictures with the firefighters and invited them into his home for dinner. (more...)
Miss Universe Iraq, Israel contestants' selfie draws death threats Miss Universe Iraq, Israel contestants' selfie draws death threats
- December 19, 2017

Idan represented Iraq in the Miss Universe pageant in 2017 after 45 years . " Peace and Love from Miss Iraq and Miss Israel #missuniverse" read Idan's caption on her photograph with Gandelsma. "The government has been scary quiet", she said. "And when they're this quiet, you don't know what waits for you at home". I told her I too hope for peace and I will be pleased to spread the message of peace. (more...)
Amtrak crash shows why we need infrastructure plan Amtrak crash shows why we need infrastructure plan
- December 19, 2017

A section of the Amtrak train 501 derailed as it crossed a bridge over a major highway in Washington State. Earlier, an official who was briefed on the investigation had said six people had died. We got cars everywhere and down onto the highway. Amtrak's co-chief executive, Richard Anderson, declined to speculate on the cause while speaking to reporters on Monday. (more...)
Trump, Putin Speak After Russian Leader Praises US Economy Trump, Putin Speak After Russian Leader Praises US Economy
- December 18, 2017

Trump is being restrained from pursuing better relations with Russian Federation, yet Putin believes that ties are expected to be normalized. Trump told reporters Friday that his call with Putin was " great " and that Putin had "said very nice things about what I've done for this country in terms of the economy". (more...)
68.41% voting in Gujarat elections, 3% dip from 2012 polls 68.41% voting in Gujarat elections, 3% dip from 2012 polls
- December 18, 2017

Himachal has a tradition of change in government after every elections and going by the trend, this time it is the turn of the BJP which is upbeat after exit poll results. In the first phase of polls held on December 9 for 89 seats in Saurasthra , Kutch and South Gujarat, 66.75% voting was recorded. In Gujarat, the Election Commission has set up 33 control rooms at all district headquarters. (more...)
Trump lawyer Cobb says Mueller 'won't be fired' by Trump, dispelling 'rumor' Trump lawyer Cobb says Mueller 'won't be fired' by Trump, dispelling 'rumor'
- December 18, 2017

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Marc Short, White House director of legislative affairs, said Sunday in separate interviews that they were unaware of any such discussions. And she speculated that Republicans are trying to shut down the House Intelligence committee's Russian Federation probe. On whether Mueller should have disclosed that they had obtained the emails, Loewentritt added, "That's between the Special Counsel and the transition team". (more...)
SNL's Trump Celebrates Christmas With ScarJo's Ivanka and... Omarosa? SNL's Trump Celebrates Christmas With ScarJo's Ivanka and... Omarosa?
- December 18, 2017

After receiving ornaments from several of his staff members, Baldwin asks, "Where's my next ornament?" to which Johansson replies, "I'm right here father". Here's how I vote: I look at both candidates, I listen to them speak, and then I ask myself, "If I got pulled over, which one of these candidates would I rather see approaching my auto?" Omarosa is seen slamming on the window and demanding to be let in, before being bundled away by a security officer, in a scene that echoed some recent ... (more...)
Central Intelligence Agency 'helped foil terrorist attack in Russia'
- December 18, 2017

Trump said he had mainly discussed the North Korea issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call yesterday. According to the Russian president, the Central Intelligence Agency information was enough to expose and detain the criminals. (more...)
Authorities Say Woman Was Mauled to Death by Her Dogs Authorities Say Woman Was Mauled to Death by Her Dogs
- December 18, 2017

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Bethany Lynn Stephens' body was found by Goochland County deputies around 8:18 p.m. Thursday in a wooded area. A YOUNG woman has suffered a horrific death after being mauled by her own dogs in the United States. (more...)
Wreaths Across America for Mobile National Cemetery Wreaths Across America for Mobile National Cemetery
- December 17, 2017

For the second year, the Alton Wreaths Across America Committee provided headstone wreaths at no charge to the families of area veterans. But with a one-week extension and a donation from the Pittsburgh Pirates, the group met their goal and had another volunteer truck in the piles of wreaths that were stacked section by section throughout the cemetery. (more...)
Muslim Mayor of Nazareth Backtracks After Canceling Christmas Over Trump Jerusalem Announcement Muslim Mayor of Nazareth Backtracks After Canceling Christmas Over Trump Jerusalem Announcement
- December 17, 2017

Some elements of the traditional celebrations will therefore go ahead, such as the Christmas market and a parade on December 23rd - but the signing performances and outdoor plays which usually mark the season will be prohibited. Jerusalem is sacred to Christians, Jews and Muslims and is a contentious part of Israel-Palestinian negotiations. Trump has also ordered the USA embassy moved from Tel Aviv, though that process is likely to take years. (more...)
The First Church of Christ, Advent & Christmas Services The First Church of Christ, Advent & Christmas Services
- December 16, 2017

The third Advent candle will be lit during the service. Contributions continue to be welcome for the church's mitten/hat/scarf and sock tree, providing the winter outerwear to children at Crown Point Central School. Fellowship follows the service. At 9:15 a.m.in the chapel the "Journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem" video series finishes with "The Manger", an informational video vignette retracing the actual path of Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem. (more...)
Ryanair may hire planes and draft in crew to handle strike action Ryanair may hire planes and draft in crew to handle strike action
- December 16, 2017

The Irish carrier said it would hold talks with unions in Ireland, the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal to recognize them as long as they established a committee made up exclusively of Ryanair pilots, "as Ryanair will not engage with pilots who fly for competitor airlines in Ireland or elsewhere". (more...)
Woman, 93, released from jail after eviction, arrest for not paying rent Woman, 93, released from jail after eviction, arrest for not paying rent
- December 16, 2017

In the video, Fitzgerald is seen falling out of her walker, but the arrest affidavit claims that she "intentionally slid out of her chair". Eventually, the five-foot, 100-pound woman was escorted out of the building and into the rear seat of Officer David Perez's police auto and taken to Lake County Jail. (more...)
American helicopter window falls on Japanese school sports ground American helicopter window falls on Japanese school sports ground
- December 15, 2017

Officials from the city of Ginowan said the window fell from a CH-53 transport helicopter and landed on a school playground, leaving a boy with minor arm injuries. "Updates will be provided as information is made available". "For safety purposes and to preserve the site for the investigation, we ask the community remain clear from the object's landing site", it added. (more...)
Hanukkah celebration begins in Missoula Hanukkah celebration begins in Missoula
- December 15, 2017

Chanukah or Hanukkah , is the eight-day festival of light, which begins on the eve of the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev , to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness, spirituality over materiality, and of purity over adulteration. (more...)
Snow flurries possible this evening Snow flurries possible this evening
- December 15, 2017

The snow and subfreezing temperatures will create potentially hazardous travel conditions, with snow sticking on contact to untreated surfaces, as well as reduced visibilities, according to the weather advisory. The Futurecast model using 9km European model data shows more snow for West Michigan Friday , Dec. 15, 2017. Friday: Another 40% chance of snow with highs in the upper 20s. (more...)
Zuma's costs orders seen as a 'sign of judiciary's frustration' - CASAC Zuma's costs orders seen as a 'sign of judiciary's frustration' - CASAC
- December 14, 2017

Zuma's actions 'grossly remiss'Zuma was also found to be personally liable for the costs of his legal challenge, as well as his aborted application to halt the report from being released. and amounts to clear abuse of the judicial process". The Guptas allegedly exert undue influence on Zuma in the appointment of cabinet ministers and in the awarding of lucrative contracts with state-owned enterprises to the Guptas in what is called "state capture". (more...)
Bon Jovi, Nina Simone among five Rock Hall of Fame inductees Bon Jovi, Nina Simone among five Rock Hall of Fame inductees
- December 14, 2017

The veteran British band will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018 after being nominated for the first time this year, although they've been eligible since 1989. Bon Jovi , which received more than a million fan votes to be tallied alongside the other ballots to determine induction, has been eligible since 2008 and landed on the ballot past year, but failed to make the final cut. (more...)
Woman threatens to 'kill everybody on this plane' Woman threatens to 'kill everybody on this plane'
- December 14, 2017

The witness said the woman ripped an oxygen mask out of the ceiling as crew members forced her back into her seat. It took a group effort of passengers and plane crew to restrain the woman for the next 30 minutes until it landed, on schedule, in Sacramento. (more...)
Winter storm watch issued for Jefferson, Lewis counties Winter storm watch issued for Jefferson, Lewis counties
- December 13, 2017

The National Weather Service issued winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings on Monday for over two dozen counties. Lake effect snow showers will develop Tuesday night and continue through Wednesday across central NY, according to the National Weather Service. (more...)
Salah Wins BBC Footballer Of The Year Award Salah Wins BBC Footballer Of The Year Award
- December 13, 2017

Every year, Africa's best player is named based on fans' votes. This is the first time Salah has been nominated for African Footballer of the Year and he becomes the first Egyptian to win it since Mohamed Aboutrika in 2008. Salah scored his eight goals against Marribor, West Ham, Southampton, Chelsea and Stoke City. Mo Salah's brilliant start to life at Liverpool looks set to hit the club in the pocket when he scores his next goal . (more...)
Group says Site C approval will have 'grave consequences' for NDP Group says Site C approval will have 'grave consequences' for NDP
- December 12, 2017

Liberal boondoggle - it has now become the B.C. NDP's project". Furious lobbying from proponents and opponents of the third dam on the Fraser River has continued since The B.C. Horgan will likely face considerable backlash from environmental groups and certain supporters for betraying what they thought was an election promise to cancel the dam. (more...)
Texas A&M lineman threatened to kill people with rifle Texas A&M lineman threatened to kill people with rifle
- December 12, 2017

Per the Dallas Morning News , Henderson tried throwing the gun out of the auto after the reported incident had occurred. According to the Houston Chronicle , Henderson, 23, is alleged to have " pointed a gun at several people at Campus Village Apartments in College Station around 2:30 a.m ". (more...)
U.S. soldier who fled to North Korea for 'dog's life' DIES U.S. soldier who fled to North Korea for 'dog's life' DIES
- December 12, 2017

After being released early, Jenkins began living with Soga in the city of Sado in Niigata Prefecture from December 2004 with their two daughters, Mika and Brinda. 'You don't say no to North Korea. "I had never seen anybody so handsome", Jenkins recalled in his memoir, "She was wearing a white blouse, a white skirt, and white high-heel shoes. (more...)
Cory Booker campaigns for Democrat in Alabama Cory Booker campaigns for Democrat in Alabama
- December 11, 2017

Several women have accused Moore of sexual misconduct, and pursuing them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s . "We can not afford, the future of this country can not afford to lose the seat", Trump said referring to his party's narrow 52-48 advantage in the Senate. (more...)
Arab foreign ministers meet in Cairo over Jerusalem Arab foreign ministers meet in Cairo over Jerusalem
- December 11, 2017

A Turkish presidential source said Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and French President Emmanuel Macron will work together to try to persuade the United States to reconsider the move. Shortly afterwards, the army said it had identified a second launch from the Hamas-controlled enclave, but had not yet identified where it landed. One rocket hit the southern Israeli town of Sderot, although public radio said it did not explode and did not cause any casualties. (more...)
Trump's Criticism of Federal Bureau of Investigation Trump's Criticism of Federal Bureau of Investigation
- December 11, 2017

But Wray also said he would consider reopening the investigation if the inspector general determines that would be appropriate. "Did Peter Strzok help produce and present the application to the [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] court to secure a warrant to spy on Americans associated with the Trump campaign?" asked Rep. (more...)
USA to blame for tensions: N. Korea USA to blame for tensions: N. Korea
- December 11, 2017

UN's Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman wrapped up his four-day trip to North Korea, where he held a series of meetings with Pyongyang's officials, including Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho, on Friday. Last month's missile test prompted a U.S. warning that North Korea's leadership would be "utterly destroyed" if war were to break out. North Korean state media purports it can carry a "super-large heavy warhead". (more...)
Israeli Army Destroys Tunnel From Gaza Strip Israeli Army Destroys Tunnel From Gaza Strip
- December 11, 2017

Col. Jonathan Conricus. During the 2014 summer war with Israel, Hamas terrorists on several occasions made their way into Israel through terror tunnels, although they did not manage to reach civilian areas. The Israeli defense forces have demolished two tunnels leading to the country from Gaza Strip within the last 1.5 months. Over the weekend, Israeli airstrikes hit several militant sites in Gaza in response to rocket fire, killing two Hamas militants. (more...)
International Day for Human Rights International Day for Human Rights
- December 11, 2017

The state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), monitored in Seoul, reported that the Human Rights Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences issued a white paper Saturday that attempts to "clarify who has defended human rights and who has violated them". (more...)
Ukraine: Protesters gather in Kiev after police recapture ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili Ukraine: Protesters gather in Kiev after police recapture ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili
- December 10, 2017

Protester Igor Ognyov, from the eastern city of Sumy, told The Associated Press that the police stormed the camp before dawn on Wednesday. The report on the politician's detention was later posted on Mikheil Saakashvili's Facebook page. (more...)
Firefighters Battling 'Hurricane-Force' Winds in Creek Fire Firefighters Battling 'Hurricane-Force' Winds in Creek Fire
- December 10, 2017

Red flag parking restrictions meant to keep Los Angeles streets open for firefighting equipment expired at 8 a.m. Friday, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. All Los Angeles Unified School District schools in the San Fernando Valley and some on the west side of Los Angeles - a total of 265 district schools and charter schools - were closed Thursday and will remain shuttered Friday. (more...)
Trump, Trump Jr. Got Emails Offering Docs After WikiLeaks Made Them Public Trump, Trump Jr. Got Emails Offering Docs After WikiLeaks Made Them Public
- December 10, 2017

An email sent to President Donald Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr . before the 2016 election included a decryption key for hacked documents that the website WikiLeaks had made public a day earlier. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also calls out CNN for reporting fake news. But at 1 p.m. ET, the story unraveled. Still, Trump Jr. (more...)
FBI Director Christopher Wray Defends His Agency On Capitol Hill FBI Director Christopher Wray Defends His Agency On Capitol Hill
- December 10, 2017

Wray's testimony comes after the FBI has been the target of scornful attacks from President Donald Trump and some other Republicans who have alleged that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible links between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation during last year's presidential election is politically biased. (more...)
Making a Murderer: Appeals court upholds Brendan Dassey's conviction Making a Murderer: Appeals court upholds Brendan Dassey's conviction
- December 10, 2017

By a 4-to-3 vote, the appellate court ruled that Dassey's confession was not coerced, according to the Chicago Tribune . Brendan Dassey had claimed that he was tricked into confessing that he helped his uncle rape and kill photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. (more...)
White House faces questions about Trump's health after slurred words White House faces questions about Trump's health after slurred words
- December 10, 2017

There was clearly something off about the way in which Trump spoke at the event, and while I'm not going to speculate about what have been the cause for the president's slurred speech, his apparent difficulties did not go unnoticed . During a press conference on Thursday, Sanders stated Trump will see a doctor at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in "the first part of next year", and the results will be released to the public, according to the New York Daily News . (more...)
North Korea says UN envoy expressed willingness to ease tensions North Korea says UN envoy expressed willingness to ease tensions
- December 10, 2017

Feltman, who left Pyongyang earlier today, has yet to comment on his trip. Despite calls from other world leaders for restraint, this year has seen US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un hurl insults at each other, both at one time saying the other was mad. (more...)