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Kelsey Berreth’s Fiancé Patrick Frazee Arrested On First Degree Murder Charge Kelsey Berreth’s Fiancé Patrick Frazee Arrested On First Degree Murder Charge
- December 24, 2018

This booking photo provided by the Teller County Sheriff's office shows Patrick Frazee , the fiance of missing Colorado woman Kelsey Berreth , who was arrested Friday, Dec. District Attorney Dan May says formal charges are pending and could take as long as 10 days to file. Court documents are now sealed in the case. Cheryl Berreth spoke by phone twice to her daughter on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. (more...)
Trump Justice nominee sent memo criticizing Russia probe Trump Justice nominee sent memo criticizing Russia probe
- December 23, 2018

Barr's memo reveals that he is fatally conflicted from being able to oversee the special counsel's investigation", he said. While ethics officials said there was no legal conflict of interest that would bar Whitaker from overseeing Mueller, the Justice Department letter states, it could look bad in the eyes of the public. (more...)
Over 160 Dead, Hundreds Injured as Tsunami Hits Indonesia Over 160 Dead, Hundreds Injured as Tsunami Hits Indonesia
- December 23, 2018

A tsunami following a volcanic eruption killed 62 people and injured hundreds more as it slammed without warning into tourist beaches and coastal areas around Indonesia's Sunda Strait on Saturday night, sending panicked holidaymakers and residents fleeing. (more...)
Justice Ginsburg has surgery to remove cancerous growths Justice Ginsburg has surgery to remove cancerous growths
- December 22, 2018

She went on to say that she had resumed her vaunted fitness regiment with her personal trainer after fracturing three ribs in a November fall at her chambers in the Supreme Court. When Ginsburg had her initial fall, she required x-rays in order for doctors to properly assess her injury. In 2014, doctors placed a stent in her right coronary artery to improve blood flow after she reported discomfort following routine exercise. (more...)
Trump Pushes 'Nuclear Option' Ahead of Crucial Senate Border Wall Funding Vote Trump Pushes 'Nuclear Option' Ahead of Crucial Senate Border Wall Funding Vote
- December 22, 2018

Donald Trump called on Mitch McConnell again to eliminate the filibuster on legislation in order to fund his border wall, part of a lengthy Twitter broadside . 'Well let's hope they don't, ' she said of the likelihood that there will be a no vote. The U.S. Postal Service, busy delivering packages for the holiday season, would not be affected by any government shutdown because it's an independent agency. (more...)
President Donald Trump agrees to shut down his personal charity President Donald Trump agrees to shut down his personal charity
- December 21, 2018

Beyond the Trump Foundation , she told NBC that she wants to examine whether Trump's business broke tax laws, and whether it violated the Constitution by doing business with foreign governments. New York's attorney general and lawyers for the Trump Foundation agreed to the plan Tuesday. The office had objected to the charity's prior attempts to disband before the NY lawsuit was filed, saying it couldn't shut down while under investigation. (more...)
Mugabe faces assault arrest if she travels to South Africa Mugabe faces assault arrest if she travels to South Africa
- December 21, 2018

Making the announcement, AfriForum CEO, Kallie Kriel, said: "We can report that the warrant of arrest has been issued for Grace Mugabe ". South African police said the warrant for the wife of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe had been granted on 13 December. (more...)
North Korea Issues Blunt Statement On Denuclearization North Korea Issues Blunt Statement On Denuclearization
- December 21, 2018

This comes less than a week after an editorial published in the same state-run news outlet blamed USA sanctions on North Korea for slowing down denuclearization talks. will lower economic sanctions against the country, which leave it with few opportunities for global trade. - Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have become on June 12 the first sitting United States and North Korean leaders to meet, shake hands and negotiate to end a decades-old nuclear stand-off. (more...)
United States Senate Approves Massive New Criminal Justice Reform Bill United States Senate Approves Massive New Criminal Justice Reform Bill
- December 21, 2018

Mr. Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, has been working with senators and private sector stakeholders to make improvements to the country's prison and sentencing policies, and has been acknowledged by members of both parties as key to securing White House support. (more...)
Corbyn in misogyny row over 'stupid woman' remark aimed at Theresa May Corbyn in misogyny row over 'stupid woman' remark aimed at Theresa May
- December 21, 2018

When presenter Nick Robinson asked if Mr Corbyn, her longtime ally, was sexist, she laughed and said: "Come on". He said he was "completely opposed to the use of sexist or misogynist language". A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit shows Prime Minister Theresa May joking about the opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn's failure to demand a no-confidence vote against her government, in the House of Commons in London on December ... (more...)
US Senate approves funds but not for border wall US Senate approves funds but not for border wall
- December 21, 2018

House Speaker Paul Ryan says after leaving a meeting with Trump at the White House that he and other leaders are going to go back to Capitol Hill to "work on adding border security " to the legislation. Trump has repeatedly threatened to shut down the government if Congress does not pass money for the wall, a key campaign promise that he claimed Mexico would fund. (more...)
May condemns Tony Blair's new Brexit vote call May condemns Tony Blair's new Brexit vote call
- December 20, 2018

The rebuff came after Mrs May - who survived a bruising vote of confidence by Tory Mps - told European Union leaders that she could get a Commons majority for the controversial deal, despite heavy criticism from all sides of the House. "It means that food will not be on shelves". Britain's exit from the European Union was heading for an impasse, one senior minister said yesterday, after a week in which Prime Minister Theresa May failed to win EU assurances on her deal and pulled a vote ... (more...)
Trump orders USA withdrawal from Syria Trump orders USA withdrawal from Syria
- December 20, 2018

GETS NOTHING!" he declared in an all upper-case salvo on Twitter . The developments come after the US State Department late on Tuesday signaled it would support the sale of a American missile defense system to Turkey - an effort that had been held up by Ankara's decision to buy a Russian system. (more...)
White House orders Pentagon to pull troops from Syria immediately White House orders Pentagon to pull troops from Syria immediately
- December 20, 2018

Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said this month that the USA needed to train thousands of local fighters to ensure a lasting defeat of the terror group. Northern Syria, where the USA troops are located, is under Kurdish control. The news was first reported by The Wall Street Journal . "So that will take some time", he said, according to Bloomberg News. (more...)
Sanders: White House ready to work with Congress Sanders: White House ready to work with Congress
- December 19, 2018

The turn of events kick-started negotiations that had been nearly nonexistent since last week's televised meeting at the White House , when Trump neither accepted nor rejected the Democrats' offer. Mr Trump is seeking $5bn (£3.9bn) from Congress to start work on the wall. About 75 percent of the federal government has been funded by Congress. (more...)
Clapper: 'Gratifying' to read Senate reports confirming early findings on Russian misinformation Clapper: 'Gratifying' to read Senate reports confirming early findings on Russian misinformation
- December 19, 2018

The report says that there are still some live accounts tied to the original Internet Research Agency, which was named in an indictment from special counsel Robert Mueller in February for an expansive social media campaign meant to influence the 2016 USA presidential election. (more...)
Corbyn calls vote to remove May - as no deal Brexit advances Corbyn calls vote to remove May - as no deal Brexit advances
- December 18, 2018

The Labour leader told the House of Commons he was bringing forward the action immediately after Theresa May said she planned to allow MPs to vote on her withdrawal agreement in January. "The prime minister has cynically run down the clock and tried to manoeuvre parliament into a choice between two unacceptable outcomes: her deal or no deal", he added. (more...)
Trump Calls Michael Cohen a 'rat' Trump Calls Michael Cohen a 'rat'
- December 18, 2018

The judge found Trump's attorney guilty of campaign-finance violations amongst other charges while referring to the payments made during the 2016 election campaign to Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal , who claimed to have past affairs with the US President. (more...)
U.S. House Democrats to seek Trump tax returns - Pelosi U.S. House Democrats to seek Trump tax returns - Pelosi
- December 18, 2018

Kevin McCarthy of California. All of this remains academic since Democratic leaders have not expressed any interest in impeaching Trump. Trump routinely promised to build a massive wall along the US-Mexico border and have Mexico pay for it during his presidential campaign, but. (more...)
Trump names Mulvaney acting White House chief-of-staff Trump names Mulvaney acting White House chief-of-staff
- December 18, 2018

Mulvaney, 51, will replace retired U.S. Marine Corps general John Kelly on an interim basis beginning January 1. Mr Kushner and wife Ivanka had been advocating for Mr Nick Ayers , the chief of staff for Vice-President Mike Pence. Trump's White House has repeatedly struggled with high staff turnover. He has been the president's utility player, rumored to be in line for a number of high-level administration jobs. (more...)
Trump says Interior's Zinke to step down at end of year Trump says Interior's Zinke to step down at end of year
- December 18, 2018

A source close to the administration said that Bernhardt may end up in the role permanently because Trump "has been happy with his effectiveness in running the bulk of the agency on Zinke's watch". Zinke has strongly advocated for expanding American offshore drilling including off the coast of Alaska and in the Gulf of Mexico. Trump has reportedly been aware of Zinke's intentions for several days, allowing the White House to get a jump on naming his replacement. (more...)
Pelosi, Democratic critics agree to term limits for party leaders Pelosi, Democratic critics agree to term limits for party leaders
- December 15, 2018

In a statement, Pelosi said she expects it to come up for a vote on February 15, but that she is "comfortable with the proposal" and intends to abide by it whether it passes or not. Trump alluded to the fact that Pelosi's election as speaker is not assured. The limits would also apply to Pelosi's top lieutenants, No. 2 leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland and No. (more...)
Theresa May wins Conservative leadership challenge 200-117 Theresa May wins Conservative leadership challenge 200-117
- December 15, 2018

She said: "In my heart, I would love to be able to lead the Conservative Party into the next General Election but it is right that the party feels it would prefer to go into that election with a new leader". He continued: "Having told the media this morning that she's made progress, can she now update the house on what changes she has secured to her deal?" "I don't expect an immediate breakthrough, but what I do hope is that we can start work as quickly as possible on the assurances ... (more...)
New Bomb Threat Email Scam Campaign Demanding $20K in Bitcoin New Bomb Threat Email Scam Campaign Demanding $20K in Bitcoin
- December 15, 2018

Investigators tell us the bomb threat emails are demanding Bitcoin payments - and pledge to follow through on the threats if the demands aren't met. Threats were also called into the Marines Memorial Club and Hotel building on Sutter Street and upwards of 20 other locations, mostly concentrated downtown in the Financial District and in Fisherman's Wharf. (more...)
Turkey vows to take on US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria Turkey vows to take on US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria
- December 15, 2018

Mattis also used the informal session to announce that small units from among the estimated 2,000 USA troops in Syria would move north to set up observation posts near the Turkey-Syria border. America's support for the Kurdish YPG forces has strained relations with Turkey, which considers the YPG to be part of a terrorist group. In March, another Turkish offensive against the YPG affected the fight against Islamic State and led to an "operational pause" in eastern Syria. (more...)
Hackers said to have left clues that implicate China in Marriott breach Hackers said to have left clues that implicate China in Marriott breach
- December 14, 2018

The New York Times , which reported the story first, and The Washington Post quote unidentified people who have been briefed on the government's preliminary findings. While China has always denied such attacks, the USA nevertheless keeps throwing cybersecurity shade at it, including working on hacking charges against Chinese national is claims were involved in a Chinese cyber espionage operation called "Cloudhopper". (more...)
Trump's Chief of Staff Candidates Trimmed Down to Five Trump's Chief of Staff Candidates Trimmed Down to Five
- December 14, 2018

The president spent most of the day in his executive residence meeting with friends and senior aides about dozens of candidates for chief of staff, according to the Washington Post . After Ayer's refusal to take the job, Trump was reportedly considering GOP Rep, Mark Meadows to fill the position but now appears to have shied away from that idea , believing that his value as an ally in Congress is more valuable. (more...)
Accused Russian Agent Pleads Guilty in US Court Accused Russian Agent Pleads Guilty in US Court
- December 14, 2018

Clad in a green jumpsuit with her red hair pulled back in a long braid, Butina replied "absolutely" when asked by Chutkan if her mind was clear as she prepared to plead guilty to conspiracy to act as a foreign agent. Prosecutors did not agree on any guidelines range, but agreed to request leniency if she provides "substantial assistance". The most frequently cited quote contained in the trove of exchanges is one which came a few days after the 2016 USA presidential election, in which Butina ... (more...)
Theresa May survives bid to topple her Theresa May survives bid to topple her
- December 14, 2018

Keep refreshing this page for the latest updates. "A joke tweeted by the Lithuanian leader cut through, a little blunter: "#Brexit Christmas wish: "Finally decide what you really want and Santa will deliver", she wrote. Ireland is stepping up its preparations for a no-deal Brexit with additional measures at ports and airports but not at the land border with Northern Ireland. (more...)
Indiana high school football player confessed to killing pregnant cheerleader, affidavit says Indiana high school football player confessed to killing pregnant cheerleader, affidavit says
- December 13, 2018

During questioning, Trejo initially told police that he was supposed to meet with Rouhselang to talk about the pregnancy at the alley behind her house but she never showed up, according to an arrest affidavit. Trejo indicated that he waited around for a few minutes and then went home after Breana did not reply to a message he sent her, police said. Trejo also told investigators he had been thinking and planning about killing Rouhselang for about a week and had not told anybody. (more...)
India's ruling BJP loses three crucial states in regional elections India's ruling BJP loses three crucial states in regional elections
- December 13, 2018

Meanwhile, the Congress party in the state is facing an internal conflict: If the party wins in the state, it will have to select a Chief Ministerial candidate from between political rivals Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot. On Tuesday, celebrations erupted outside the Congress party headquarters in New Delhi , with supporters dancing, setting off firecrackers and brandishing posters praising Gandhi. (more...)
European Union foreign ministers hope British parliament approves Brexit deal European Union foreign ministers hope British parliament approves Brexit deal
- December 13, 2018

The BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg quickly reported the same thing. Sterling fell 1% on Monday after May opted to push back the debate on fears of an overwhelming defeat for her deal. May said that it was her duty to deliver Brexit , and that she would seek reassurances needed by parliament to complete the process. May has warned that if MPs vote down her plan the country risks crashing out on this date with no agreement. (more...)
British Prime Minister Thwarted by German Car Door British Prime Minister Thwarted by German Car Door
- December 13, 2018

Graham Brady said the threshold of 48 letters from lawmakers needed to trigger a leadership vote has been reached. Brexit is now not officially on the agenda of the summit on Thursday and Friday, but that's likely to change after May made a statement to Parliament on Monday to call off the vote on her deal. (more...)
France tells Trump to stop interfering in its politics France tells Trump to stop interfering in its politics
- December 13, 2018

Overwhelmingly made up of people from rural and small-town France , the movement nonetheless includes protesters of various political stripes whose goals range from lower taxes to Macron's resignation. Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said Macron would make "important announcements," which local media said could include raising the minimum wage and pensions and introducing a tax-free bonus for workers on low incomes, but he said the fixes wouldn't be simple. (more...)
Trump calls Cohen hush money payments 'simple private transaction' Trump calls Cohen hush money payments 'simple private transaction'
- December 10, 2018

Cohen and, presumably, the Trump Organization. Since Trump won the 2016 presidential election , United States authorities have been investigating allegations that his campaign team somehow colluded with Russian Federation, claiming that Moscow hacked the election process in order to help him. (more...)
Top House Democrats raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump
- December 10, 2018

But Democrats seized on the Cohen report as evidence that they may have enough to impeach - or at least imperil - Trump's term in office. Even if any crimes were committed before the president took office, Mr. Soon-to-be House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) appeared on CBS News' " Face the Nation " on Sunday morning. He has previously indicated his panel would seek to look into the Trump family's business ties with Russian Federation. (more...)
United Kingdom court extradites liquor baron Vijay Mallya United Kingdom court extradites liquor baron Vijay Mallya
- December 10, 2018

On the judgement, he said before entering the court, "Whatever the judgement is, we will see and we will follow it.", adding that the assets have been attached by the authorities and they are not "bogus". Prison expert Alan Mitchell, brought in as an expert on jail conditions in India, had told that court that prisons in India did not meet with Article 3 of the European Human Rights Commission and would thus breach Mallya's human rights. (more...)
Trump to name Heather Nauert next United Nations ambassador, reports say Trump to name Heather Nauert next United Nations ambassador, reports say
- December 09, 2018

US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert arrives for the release of the 2017 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom on May 29, 2018, in the Press Briefing Room at the US Department of State in Washington, DC . Pompeo was scathing about the United Nations in a speech this week in Brussels . She has been in her current role as spokeswoman for the US State Department since April 2017. (more...)
Closer legal peril for Trump in probes; he sees no collusion Closer legal peril for Trump in probes; he sees no collusion
- December 09, 2018

But Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III and federal prosecutors in NY indicated they believe otherwise, making clear they have determined evidence shows Trump was the maestro of illegal payments to two women during the 2016 presidential campaign to silence their accounts of extramarital affairs and had knowledge of efforts by his former "fixer" to discuss "political synergy" and potentially conflict-creating business dealings with Russian Federation. (more...)
Pelosi: House Could Take 'Extraordinary Step' on NC Election Pelosi: House Could Take 'Extraordinary Step' on NC Election
- December 09, 2018

He added that it's unclear whether the alleged harvesting of absentee ballots on behalf of Republican candidate Mark Harris , the apparent victor of the election, was significant enough to swing it in his favor. And the fact that Harris managed to win a whopping 96% of all Bladen County absentee ballots that actually made it to election officials is a big red flag, too. (more...)