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New York City Chaos: Explosion Reported Near Times Square New York City Chaos: Explosion Reported Near Times Square
- December 15, 2017

The A, C and E subway lines were being evacuated, Sgt. Brendan Ryan told HuffPost. Ullah is from the Bangladeshi city of Chittagong and is a USA resident, said the country's police chief. A federal law enforcement official told CBS News' Jeff Pegues the device malfunctioned. As I was making my way toward the outside, I kept getting shoved by cops and there were cops at every entrance blocking and there was police and SWAT everywhere. (more...)
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Not as cold tonight; cloudy skies through the weekend FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Not as cold tonight; cloudy skies through the weekend
- December 15, 2017

Temperatures during the afternoon will reach the lower 50s. The high temperature is expected to reach only 52 degrees today in Sterling, according to the National Weather Service. Highs on Monday will be in the mid 60s. As of now, there is no clear indication of our next strong or Artic cold front making headway to Southwest Louisiana. (more...)
United States ambassador to United Kingdom predicts Trump visit in the new year United States ambassador to United Kingdom predicts Trump visit in the new year
- December 13, 2017

Johnson said he was hopeful about the prospects of a visit. Mr Trump also retweeted a video of a Muslim man "destroy (ing) a statue of Virgin Mary", and another where Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen - who has previously been convicted of religiously aggravated harassment - to wrote: 'Islamist mob pushed teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!' The provenance of the footage is unknown. (more...)
Salah named Liverpool Player of the Month for third time Salah named Liverpool Player of the Month for third time
- December 13, 2017

This year was the first time Salah had been nominated for the accolade. Salah, who arrived on Merseyside this summer from Roma, is Liverpool's most expensive signing ever and also probably the buy of the summer. " I work hard and try to be different from them ". I had a very good start with the team, and also the manager [Jurgen Klopp]. Salah became the third Egyptian to win such an award - after Mohamed Barakat, who won the award in 2005, and Mohamed Aboutrika , who won it in 2008. (more...)
Firefighters left 'seriously unimpressed' after man cements head inside microwave Firefighters left 'seriously unimpressed' after man cements head inside microwave
- December 10, 2017

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Does Trump Wear Dentures? President Mocked For Slurred Jerusalem Speech Does Trump Wear Dentures? President Mocked For Slurred Jerusalem Speech
- December 10, 2017

In the United States president's address announcing the country would recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Mr Trump seemed to over-emphasise the "s" an "th" sounds. "The President's throat was dry, nothing more than that", she told reporters . I can think of plenty of times in which I've had a dry throat, but it's never caused me to struggle with the letter "s". (more...)
United Nations political chief concludes visit to N. Korea United Nations political chief concludes visit to N. Korea
- December 10, 2017

KCNA, North Korea's state run news service, said Saturday this latest development is a result of a senior U.N. official's recent visit to the isolated nation. North Korean state media earlier said current tensions were "entirely ascribable to the USA hostile policy". State media also said Feltman visited a Pyongyang maternity hospital and a "disease prevention" facility, but left out mention of details around his meeting with foreign ministry officials. (more...)
At least three killed, 15 wounded in school shooting in New Mexico At least three killed, 15 wounded in school shooting in New Mexico
- December 09, 2017

Parents of Aztec High School students are being asked to pick up their children at the Aztec Police Department. Numbers of the injured have not been confirmed, but Bloomfield Police Departmented said there had been a "shooting". The police department in nearby Bloomfield locked down school buildings as a precaution, according to the department's Facebook page. According to the San Juan County Sheriff's Office, a detailed press release regarding additional details on the shooting ... (more...)
FPC Applauds Concealed Carry Reciprocity Vote FPC Applauds Concealed Carry Reciprocity Vote
- December 08, 2017

The effect of the bill would be to create what amounts to a national gun license that must be recognized even by states with far more sensible, restrictive gun controls, like New Jersey. This country has the highest rate of gun ownership in the developed world. Both parties saw defections with 14 Republicans- including the head of the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus, U.S. (more...)
Australia House of Representatives approves same-sex marriage bill Australia House of Representatives approves same-sex marriage bill
- December 08, 2017

Many supporters of the Bill travelled to Canberra to witness the outcome of the parliamentary process. "It would be absurd if we end up with the Senate approving marriage equality in one form, the House of Representatives approving marriage equality in a different form, and we will still not get the change through", he said. (more...)
Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed by Senate to lead Department of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed by Senate to lead Department of Homeland Security
- December 08, 2017

The Senate confirmed President Trump's pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security after John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE left the agency for his White House post earlier this year. DHS has denied that Duke plans to quit. But Nielsen told the Senate's homeland security panel that "there is no need for a wall from sea to shining sea". (more...)
Mueller's Russian Federation probe has cost millions - DOJ Mueller's Russian Federation probe has cost millions - DOJ
- December 06, 2017

The news could also elicit a strong reaction from the president, who has previously said that any attempt to investigate his personal business dealings would go beyond Mueller's investigative mandate and would represent a "violation". Mr Mueller is looking into claims of Russian interference in the USA presidential election and potential collusion by Mr Trump's team - an allegation denied by the President and Russian authorities. (more...)
American Airlines, Pilots Work Out Agreement on Holiday Schedule American Airlines, Pilots Work Out Agreement on Holiday Schedule
- December 03, 2017

However, it turned out that their good fortune in getting the holidays off was more than a spot of luck; there was a massive glitch that allowed pilots to schedule time off during a time when the airline couldn't afford to lose staff. The APA, meanwhile, advised pilots not to sign on, saying that the airline's solution violated the union contract. American offered pilots 1.5 times normal hourly pay to give up vacation time and cover the unassigned flights. (more...)
United Kingdom 'close to Irish border solution' post-Brexit United Kingdom 'close to Irish border solution' post-Brexit
- December 03, 2017

Clearly, Ireland wants the post-Brexit arrangement to be as close the the status quo as possible, with no border infrastructure in particular. "We are looking for significantly more clarity than we now have from the British negotiating team", Coveney told parliament in Dublin, adding that "constructive ambiguity" from Britain would not suffice. (more...)
Husband of state Senate president accused of sexual misconduct, Globe reports Husband of state Senate president accused of sexual misconduct, Globe reports
- December 02, 2017

Rosenberg, in an earlier statement Thursday, said he had not previously been aware of allegations against his husband. The two met when Hefner took a summer job in Rosenberg's office before he became Senate president, and Rosenberg has credited Hefner will helping him to live openly as a gay man, the Globe reported. (more...)
Nine dead, 37 injured in Taliban attack on Peshawar agriculture college Nine dead, 37 injured in Taliban attack on Peshawar agriculture college
- December 02, 2017

Two soldiers also sustained injuries who were moved to Combined Military Hospital for treatment. The clearance operation was launched afterwards. The area where the incident occurred is a hub for educational institutions in the city including the University of Peshawar . (more...)
Nigeria to meet Argentina for 5th time at group stage Nigeria to meet Argentina for 5th time at group stage
- December 02, 2017

Interestingly, Russia 2018 will be the first time Nigeria will square up against Croatia and Iceland . A cross-section of football fans in Abuja on Friday expressed satisfaction with the Russian Federation 2018 FIFA World Cup draw, adding that Nigeria got "a fair deal". (more...)
Japan Manufacturing PMI Climbs To 53.6 In November - Nikkei Japan Manufacturing PMI Climbs To 53.6 In November - Nikkei
- December 02, 2017

It was still lower compared to the 56.3 posted a year earlier. Output and new orders both rose only modestly leading to a fall in employment and a reduction in business confidence. A broadening of price pressures represented a downside in the latest PMI, with factories facing extra costs from supply chain bottlenecks, overtaking sterling's weakness as the main driver of price increases. (more...)
Undocumented immigrant acquitted in shooting that sparked sanctuary-city debate Undocumented immigrant acquitted in shooting that sparked sanctuary-city debate
- December 01, 2017

Languishing in seventh behind his Republican competitors at the time, just two weeks into his campaign, Trump used Garcia Zarate's past-he had been deported from the USA five times and had seven felony convictions, including drug charges-as proof of his campaign's anti-immigrant operating thesis. (more...)
Australian police arrest suspect in New Year's Eve terror plot Australian police arrest suspect in New Year's Eve terror plot
- November 30, 2017

The 20-year-old man was arrested on a street in Werribee just after 3pm on Monday. The move comes after a man was arrested and accused of planning a New Year's Eve terror attack in Melbourne. Ali had obtained an al-Qaeda manual online, with instructions for staging a terrorist attack, and was a sympathiser of the so-called Islamic State, said police. (more...)
Trump Pushes for Tax Overhaul as Key Senate Votes Loom Trump Pushes for Tax Overhaul as Key Senate Votes Loom
- November 29, 2017

Republicans hold a 52-48 majority in the Senate, meaning they can only lose two dissenters, with Vice President Mike Pence poised to vote for the changes in the event of a 50-50 tie. The bill would cut the corporate tax rate to 20 percent from 35 percent in 2019 and reduce individual rates and double the standard deduction until 2026 - adding $1.4 trillion to the federal deficit over a decade. (more...)
European Union finally grants last-minute, five-year license to glyphosate European Union finally grants last-minute, five-year license to glyphosate
- November 29, 2017

However, French President Emmanuel Macron reacted to Monday's vote by saying he would do whatever necessary to ensure the weed killer is banned in his country within three years. A ban on the widely used chemical would have shaken Europe's agriculture sector. Friends of the Earth Malta said the European Union had failed to seize an opportunity to end glyphosate. (more...)
Elizabeth Warren Fundraises Off Donald Trump's 'Pocahontas' Insult Elizabeth Warren Fundraises Off Donald Trump's 'Pocahontas' Insult
- November 29, 2017

Shortly after Trump's remarks, Warren said that the United States President could not hold a ceremony without making a racial slur . She told the Associated Press in 2012 that her parents told her (and her siblings) that they had Native American heritage. (more...)
In rare admission, Trump golfs (quickly) with Woods, Johnson In rare admission, Trump golfs (quickly) with Woods, Johnson
- November 28, 2017

Because Trump is lying sack of laziness, wrapped in a lie, that is trapped in a mistruth, that is strapped to golf club, he spent Saturday at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, which makes this his 81 day playing golf and his fourth day at a club, CNN reports. (more...)
After President Trump Slams CNN, James Comey Posts After President Trump Slams CNN, James Comey Posts "Freedom of Press"
- November 27, 2017

It took no time for CNN to fire back at Trump , and the internet is loving the network's response. "Trump drew criticism when he tweeted out a fake video of himself taking down CNN back in July with the hashtag "#FraudNewsCNN". On the above statement trump the company's management responded as follows: they believe that to represent the United States in the world is the work of the current head of state, while the TV is obliged to inform the latest news. (more...)
Ash blankets villages, flights cancelled after Bali volcano erupts Ash blankets villages, flights cancelled after Bali volcano erupts
- November 27, 2017

A spokesman for Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency said the ash cloud was not affecting Denpasar's flight paths and stated that it was still safe to fly in and out of the airport. An exclusion zone of 7.5km (4.5 miles) remains in place for those near the volcano, with authorities distributing masks to those in close proximity to smoke. (more...)
Pakistan govt calls in army to clear blockade Pakistan govt calls in army to clear blockade
- November 26, 2017

According to Waqt News, the security forces had dispersed half of protesters from sit-in while all protesters were dispersed from Faizabad interchange. Protesters had been blocking a key road connecting Islamabad and the neighboring city of Rawalpindi since November 8. Protesters, some wearing gas masks, fought back in scattered battles across empty highways and surrounding neighbourhoods. (more...)
Egypt mosque attack claims over 200 lives Egypt mosque attack claims over 200 lives
- November 25, 2017

On Twitter, President Donald Trump also condemned the attack, calling it "horrible and cowardly". Militants killed more than 230 people at a mosque in North Sinai on Friday, detonating a bomb and gunning down worshippers in the deadliest such attack in Egypt's modern history, state media and witnesses said. (more...)
Flynn's lawyers no longer sharing information with Trump's legal team Flynn's lawyers no longer sharing information with Trump's legal team
- November 25, 2017

Sharing of information between a cooperative witness and a person or institution still under investigation is considered unethical. The New York Times says the move is "an indication that Mr. The White House has said that neither Mr. Flynn nor other former aides has incriminating information to provide about Mr. Trump. Months later, the company admitted in documents filed under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) that their work 'could be construed to have principally benefitted ... (more...)
London's Oxford Circus underground station evacuated, armed police on the scene London's Oxford Circus underground station evacuated, armed police on the scene
- November 25, 2017

In a statement the Met said: "Given the nature of the information received, the Met responded in line with our existing operation as if the incident was terrorism, including the deployment of armed officers". Sky News reported Bond Street and Oxford Circus tube stations were close but have since been reopened. "A police presence remains in the area to support the public". (more...)
North Korea warns United States, says terror relisting move 'serious provocation' North Korea warns United States, says terror relisting move 'serious provocation'
- November 24, 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the Sungri Motor Complex in Pyeongannam-do. On Monday, President Donald Trump announced that North Korea was put back on Washington's list of state sponsors of terrorism for the first time in nine years. (more...)
Army chiefs discuss de-escalation zones in Syria Army chiefs discuss de-escalation zones in Syria
- November 22, 2017

Putin also called for co-ordination of anti-terror efforts with the USA, the Kremlin said, adding that Afghanistan was also discussed. Trump called it a "great call" Tuesday afternoon as he left the White House to spend Thanksgiving in Florida. (more...)
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has just resigned Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has just resigned
- November 22, 2017

He requested me to come to State House‚ and l replied that l was out of the country‚ and that he had already removed my status as the vice president of the country‚ as such I had no status‚ however‚ l can only come at the invitation of my colleagues in the party and of the defence forces‚ when they feel that my security is guaranteed. (more...)
US Department of State US Department of State
- November 21, 2017

The president said new sanctions were on the way for North Korea , invoking, Otto Warmbier, an American college student who died days after his return to the US earlier this year. Designation under the above-referenced authorities also implicates other sanctions laws that penalize persons and countries engaging in certain trade with state sponsors. (more...)
Iran Accuses Saudi Arabia of Pushing for War Iran Accuses Saudi Arabia of Pushing for War
- November 21, 2017

In a statement attributed to Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Mahjoub, Baghdad said Monday the parts of the Arab League resolution that referred to Hezbollah as a terrorist organization were "inconsistent with the clear and absolute Iraqi position in defining terrorism realistically and accurately". (more...)