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House GOPers Say A Secret Memo Could End The Trump-Russia Probe. Their Staff Wrote It.

House GOPers Say A Secret Memo Could End The Trump-Russia Probe. Their Staff Wrote It.WASHINGTON ― House Republicans spent the end of the workweek telling everyone who would listen that the American people must be allowed to see a top-secret four-page document that could bring an end to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 elections.



01/19/2018 - 08:14 PM

 

Clergy Abuse Advocates Fear Pope Francis Is Making It Harder For Victims To Speak Up

Clergy Abuse Advocates Fear Pope Francis Is Making It Harder For Victims To Speak UpWhen Joelle Casteix heard Pope Francis accuse sex abuse victims in Chile of slander, the pontiff’s words hit close to home.



01/19/2018 - 09:42 PM

 

'We want to fix it': Google, YouTube CEOs on Election Meddling

'We want to fix it': Google, YouTube CEOs on Election MeddlingGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki discuss what changes technology companies are making in the wake of foreign meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election via digital information platforms.



01/19/2018 - 01:27 PM

 

Ivanka Trump was just spotted wearing these $200 workout leggings

Ivanka Trump was just spotted wearing these $200 workout leggingsWith the start of the new year, it looks like we are not the only one with fitness goals in mind!



01/19/2018 - 02:04 PM

 

House Ethics Committee Drops Republican Over Taxpayer-Funded Harassment Settlement

House Ethics Committee Drops Republican Over Taxpayer-Funded Harassment SettlementA Republican tasked with fighting against sexual harassment in Congress secretly settled a misconduct complaint filed against him by a former aide, The New York Times first reported Saturday.



01/20/2018 - 08:14 PM

 

North Korea Almost Started a Nuclear War When It Captured a U.S. Spy Ship

North Korea Almost Started a Nuclear War When It Captured a U.S. Spy ShipMany of the Pueblo’s crew went on to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and lifelong physical injuries. Over time, however, the crewmembers put up their own website testifying to their experiences, successfully lobbied for status as prisoners of war after it was initially denied to them, and sued North Korea in U.S. court for their treatment. As for the Pueblo itself, technically the second oldest ship still commissioned in the U.S. Navy, it remains in North Korean custody to this day.



01/21/2018 - 09:53 AM

 

US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected

US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expectedNEW YORK (AP) — The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse.



01/20/2018 - 06:30 AM

 

'Leaning Out': Aerial photography by Jeffrey Milstein

'Leaning Out': Aerial photography by Jeffrey MilsteinJeffrey Milstein’s overhead images of ports, train yards, airports, parking lots, and cityscapes, reveal harmonious symmetries invisible during daily life yet still somehow familiar.



01/19/2018 - 01:48 PM

 

Apostrophes trip up Kazakhstan's move away from Russian alphabet

Apostrophes trip up Kazakhstan's move away from Russian alphabetKazakhstan's quarter-century struggle to assert its autonomy from former overlord Russia has hit an unlikely snag: the lowly apostrophe.  A vast but sparsely populated country wedged between Russia and China, Kazakhstan came under the rule of its northern neighbour as Russia and Britain jostled for control of Central Asia in the Great Game. It also came under its linguistic influence, and to this day, many Kazakhs speak more Russian than their Turkic native tongue.  This became especially concerning after Russian state media, which remain popular in Kazakhstan, helped whip up Russian-speaking separatists to fight government forces in Ukraine in 2014. In April, Kazakhstan's president of 27 years, Nursultan Nazarbayev, ordered the government to prepare a new Kazakh alphabet based on Latin characters and ditch the one based on Russia's Cyrillic script, which the Soviets implemented in 1940. He has said this will give Kazakhstan “real independence” and help it join the “information world”. But a cumbersome version of the new alphabet chosen by Mr Nazarbayev last autumn has sparked rare dissent in this authoritarian country due to its ample apostrophes. Of 32 letters in the alphabet, nine are written with an apostrophe. Mr Nazarbayev meets with Vladimir Putin in December. He has tried to gently assert Kazakhstan's independence from its former overlord Credit: Alexander Nemenov/Pool Photo via AP An “against apostrophes” hashtag soon appeared on social media. So did a “No to Kazakh Latinisation with apostrophes!” Change.org petition in October, which was briefly blocked. Film director Saken Zholdas made a video explaining how inconvenient the apostrophes were.  “With this decision, we are unintentionally, or maybe intentionally, killing the brand of Kazakh language once and for all,” he said. The problem lies in the need to differentiate related but distinct Kazakh sounds, such as a long and short “a,” or consonants similar to “s” and “sh”.  Setting them apart with an apostrophe allows the alphabet to be typed on a standard Latin keyboard, but also produces odd flurries of punctuation and many eyesore words. For instance, the word for “bottle,” pronounced “shisha,” is written “s'i's'a”, while “east,” pronounced “shyghys,” becomes “s'yg'ys”. Those are hardly the worst: The word for “skier” will be “s'an'g'ys'y” and that for “crucial” will be “s'es'u's'i”. The Republic of Kazakhstan will be written “Qazaqstan Respy’bli’kasy”. The palace of peace and reconciliation designed by Norman Foster in Astana, Kazakhstan Credit: Sergei Bobylev/\TASS via Getty Images Some have speculated that Mr Nazarbayev picked the apostrophes to keep Kazakh distinct from the Latinised alphabets of other Turkic languages and placate Russia, which since Soviet times has feared pan-Turkic movements along its southern border.  “The guy just liked it, and since our country is this way, no one in government can tell the president no,” Aidos Sarym, a political analyst who previously served on a state working group on Latinisation, told The Telegraph.  Last month, Mr Nazarbayev said while the new apostrophes had caused “much discussion,” this version was the right one because it suited computer keyboards.  But at the same time it complicates web searches and social media hashtags, where an apostrophe between letters splits them into separate words.  “From a technical point of view, apostrophes create more problems than they solve,” said political analyst Dosym Satpayev. Mr Nazarbayev appears with Donald Trump in the White House on Tuesday. He has tried to balance relations with the United States, Russia and China Credit: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Bloomberg In his video, Mr Zholdas suggested replacing the apostrophes with accent marks over the nine letters in question, a move he said could be supported by 70 per cent of computer fonts. Despite the defence of his version in December, Mr Nazarbayev also said there was still time to “work with the new alphabet” before the country switches over fully in 2025, giving hope that he could eventually relax his stance. “He wants to go into history … as the father of the new Latin Kazakh alphabet,” Mr Sarym said. “You can choose any version and let it be called the Nazarbayev version, but do it right so there aren't problems now, and so that tomorrow we won't have to do an upgrade.”



01/20/2018 - 09:35 AM

 

Cable News Chyrons Tell The Bizarre Story Of Trump's First Year In Office

Cable News Chyrons Tell The Bizarre Story Of Trump's First Year In OfficeDonald Trump has officially completed one full year as president, and holy moly what a year it’s been.



01/20/2018 - 05:18 PM

 

13 siblings allegedly held captive at home by parents: Part 1

13 siblings allegedly held captive at home by parents: Part 1David and Louise Turpin pleaded not guilty to a combined 75 total counts, including charges of torture, child abuse and false imprisonment.



01/19/2018 - 06:45 PM

 

China says US warship 'violated' its sovereignty

China says US warship 'violated' its sovereigntyBeijing on Saturday said it had dispatched a warship to drive away a US missile destroyer which had "violated" its sovereignty by sailing close to a shoal in the disputed South China Sea. The USS Hopper sailed within 12 nautical miles of Huangyan Island on the night of January 17 without alerting Beijing, the foreign ministry said, referring to the shoal by its Chinese name. Also known as Scarborough Shoal, the ring of reefs lies about 230 kilometres (140 miles) from the Philippines in the South China Sea, where Beijing's claims are hotly contested by other nations.



01/20/2018 - 05:26 AM

 

Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend won't face charges: sheriff

Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend won't face charges: sheriffThe shooters live-in girlfriend, Marilou Danley, had told the FBI she had no idea Paddock was "planning violence against anyone" before he rained bullets from a Las Vegas hotel room on a country music concert below, in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Las Vegas police would not identify the person being investigated and FBI officials could not be reached for comment. Danley became a focus of the investigation for having shared his retirement community condo in Mesquite, Nevada, northeast of Las Vegas, before leaving the United States for the Philippines in mid-September.



01/19/2018 - 04:54 PM

 

Aly Raisman Tells Nassar 'You Are Pathetic' After He Complains About Sentencing Hearing

Aly Raisman Tells Nassar 'You Are Pathetic' After He Complains About Sentencing HearingOlympian Aly Raisman addressed serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar in court Friday with a powerful statement, calling the former USA Gymnastics team doctor “pathetic” for complaining about the length of his sentencing hearing and “a monster” for abusing the trust of his young patients.



01/19/2018 - 01:37 PM

 

Pizzeria Provides A Tasty Solution For People Who Want To Eat Tide Pods

Pizzeria Provides A Tasty Solution For People Who Want To Eat Tide PodsA New York pizzeria is hoping to combat the dangerous “Tide Pod challenge” craze by offering a delicious, nontoxic alternative.



01/19/2018 - 05:15 PM

 

North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to South

North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to SouthSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday proposed sending a delegation led by the leader of a hugely popular girl band to South Korea to check preparations for a trip by a North Korean art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics.



01/20/2018 - 06:34 AM

 

Airstrikes pound Syria's Afrin as Turkey launches 'Operation Olive Branch'

Airstrikes pound Syria's Afrin as Turkey launches 'Operation Olive Branch'By Mert Ozkan and Ellen Francis HASSA, Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey opened a new front in Syria's nearly seven-year-old war on Saturday, launching airstrikes against a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Afrin province that raise the prospect of a further strain on relations between Ankara and Washington. The operation, dubbed "Operation Olive Branch" by Ankara, pits Turkey against Kurdish fighters allied to the United States at a time when ties between Turkey and Washington - NATO allies and members of the coalition against Islamic State - appear dangerously close to a breaking point.



01/20/2018 - 04:25 PM

 

Confronting China and Russia, not tackling terrorism, is now America's top security priority

Confronting China and Russia, not tackling terrorism, is now America's top security priorityCountering China and Russia is a bigger focus for US national security than defeating terrorism, the American administration announced yesterday.  Donald Trump’s new national defence strategy named “inter-state strategic competition” as its primary concern rather than jihadist attacks.  It marks a tipping point after almost two decades when the US has focussed on countering terrorism following the September 11 attacks.  China, Russia, North Korea and Iran were all mentioned as powers that were threatening the international order.  The strategy signals a return of a Cold War-style mentality in American foreign policy that will focus on countering rival great powers.  James Mattis,  US Secretary of Defense Credit: EPA/WALLACE WOON James Mattis, the US defence secretary, explained the rationale behind the 11-page national defence strategy in a speech on Friday.  “We will to continue to prosecute the campaign against terrorists that we’re engaged in today, but great-power competition - not terrorism - is now the primary focus of US national security,” he said.  Mr Mattis added: "To those who would threaten America's experiment in democracy: they must know if you challenge us, it will be your longest and worst day." The document itself included a similar message: “Inter-state strategic competition, not terrorism, is now the primary concern in US national security.” It called out threats posed by rival nations. “China is a strategic competitor using predatory economics to intimidate its neighbours while militarising features in the South China Sea,” it read.  US President Donald Trump, right, and Russia's President Vladimir  Credit: APEC-SUMMIT “Russia has violated the borders of nearby nations and pursues veto power over the economic, diplomatic, and security decisions of its neighbours. “As well, North Korea’s outlaw actions and reckless rhetoric continue despite United Nation’s censure and sanctions. "Iran continues to sow violence and remains the most significant challenge to Middle East stability.” John McCain, the Republican senator of Arizona, welcomed the strategy, saying: “It gets the big decisions right, prioritises the threats we face, and offers clear guidance for making tough choices.” Mr Mattis also called on Democrats to agree new funding ahead of a midnight Friday deadline, warning that the military would suffer if they blocked budget proposals.  Appealing to Congress, he said: "No strategy can survive without predictable funding. As hard as the last 16 years have been, no enemy has harmed the US military more than defence spending caps and sequestration." Mr Trump cancelled his trip to Florida on Friday in an attempt to help avoid a government shutdown as Republicans piled pressure on their political opponents.   The US president was due to fly to his Mar-a-Lago resort but stayed in Washington as scrambled negotiations played out behind the scenes.  A fierce blame game erupted in the American capital as political rivals pointed the finger at each other over who was at fault.  Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the Senate, accused Democrats of being unpatriotic by threatening to block a funding extension.   “The American people, the citizens who actually elected us, will be watching," he said.  "They will see which senators make the patriotic decision, stand up for the American people and vote to continue government funding." Chuck Schumer, the most senior Democrat in the Senate, noted that Mr Trump once said that America could use “a good shutdown”.



01/19/2018 - 04:11 PM

 

This Flu Season Is The Worst Possible Time For A Government Shutdown

This Flu Season Is The Worst Possible Time For A Government ShutdownFlu cases are continuing to rise in the U.S., with some states, such as California, seeing record numbers of patients seeking medical attention.



01/19/2018 - 08:52 PM

 

Texas judge pushes jury for acquittal in child trafficking case, saying God told him to do it

Texas judge pushes jury for acquittal in child trafficking case, saying God told him to do itDistrict judge Jack Robison interrupted jurors’ deliberations to say they should not convict 32-year-old Gloria Elizabeth Romero Perez. Judge Robison then reportedly recused himself for the remainder of proceedings. Perez, of Buda, Texas, was convicted anyway on one count of continuous traffic of a person and jailed for 25 years, the site said.



01/20/2018 - 11:26 AM

 

Here Are the Promises President Trump Kept and Broke in His First Year

Here Are the Promises President Trump Kept and Broke in His First YearHere's a look back at Donald Trump's first-year promises, plus which ones he kept and which he broke



01/19/2018 - 02:10 PM

 

With just 3 students, small-town high school closing down

With just 3 students, small-town high school closing downROCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — With just three students left attending high school here, junior Kimberly Taylor moves from one empty classroom to the next, taking mostly online classes or studying alone.



01/21/2018 - 09:17 AM

 

Donald Trump's 'Screaming' Face On A Newspaper Stack Gets The Funniest Reworking

Donald Trump's 'Screaming' Face On A Newspaper Stack Gets The Funniest ReworkingA photo-editing battle has erupted over this somewhat unsettling snap of President Donald Trump’s face on a stack of German newspapers: PsBattle: Trump screaming in a stack of newspapers from photoshopbattles The viral image was actually part of an advertising campaign for the Der Tagesspiegel newspaper back in 2016, reports AdWeek.



01/20/2018 - 04:06 AM

 

New Zealand Just Became The 11th Country To Send A Rocket Into Orbit

New Zealand Just Became The 11th Country To Send A Rocket Into OrbitNew Zealand successfully launched a rocket into orbit on Sunday, becoming the 11th country to achieve the feat.



01/21/2018 - 09:41 AM

 

Coco Chanel's Cocktail Table and Other Things We're Coveting Now

Coco Chanel's Cocktail Table and Other Things We're Coveting Now



01/19/2018 - 01:58 PM

 

Turkish tanks roll into Syria to fight Kurdish militia

Turkish tanks roll into Syria to fight Kurdish militiaTurkish troops and tanks entered Syria on Sunday to push an offensive against Kurdish militia as France warned over the risks of the operation and rockets hit border towns in apparent retaliation. Turkey on Saturday launched operation "Olive Branch" seeking to oust from the Afrin region of northern Syria the Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) which Ankara considers a terror group.



01/21/2018 - 11:37 AM

 

California bullet train cost hiked by billions of dollars

California bullet train cost hiked by billions of dollarsNew reports reveal California’s bullet train construction project is costing $2.8 billion more than anticipated. What’s happening now and what it could mean in the future.



01/19/2018 - 06:04 PM

 

Experts: Shackled children face long road to recovery

Experts: Shackled children face long road to recoveryRIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the torture and abuse case against the parents of 13 children and young adults in California (all times local):



01/19/2018 - 05:31 PM

 

Tourists in Jamaica Warned Not to Leave Resorts Due to Violent Crime

Tourists in Jamaica Warned Not to Leave Resorts Due to Violent CrimeThere's been a string of violent crimes in Montego Bay



01/20/2018 - 02:01 PM

 

Shutdown Stalemate As Immigration Negotiations Break Down

Shutdown Stalemate As Immigration Negotiations Break DownWASHINGTON ― Hours into a government shutdown, Republicans and Democrats appeared to be digging in for a long legislative standoff, with little sign that lawmakers and President Donald Trump are even talking at this point.



01/20/2018 - 02:21 PM

 

The Electrification Era Moves Closer for Cars

The Electrification Era Moves Closer for CarsAutomakers are seeing the future, and increasingly it’s more high voltage than high octane. At this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, just under the sheet metal and hoods ...



01/19/2018 - 02:42 PM

 

Twitter Concedes Russian Influence Before U.S. Election Was Greater Than Initially Thought

Twitter Concedes Russian Influence Before U.S. Election Was Greater Than Initially ThoughtAt least 677,774 people in the United States followed, retweeted or liked content distributed by Russian government-linked Twitter accounts in a 10-week span prior to the 2016 U.S. election, Twitter announced Friday.



01/19/2018 - 08:21 PM

 

The Latest: US 101 near reopening after California mudslide

The Latest: US 101 near reopening after California mudslideMONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of a mudslide in California (all times local):



01/19/2018 - 08:17 PM

 

Ed Sheeran Is Engaged To Childhood Friend Cherry Seaborn

Ed Sheeran Is Engaged To Childhood Friend Cherry SeabornEd Sheeran announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn on Saturday in an Instagram post that was pretty darn adorable.



01/20/2018 - 04:23 PM

 

Kabul hotel attack: 18 dead, including 14 foreigners, in overnight Taliban siege

Kabul hotel attack: 18 dead, including 14 foreigners, in overnight Taliban siegeA Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital killed at least 18 people, including 14 foreigners, and pinned security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was killed on Sunday. A spokesman for the Interior Ministry Najib Danish said that 11 of the 14 foreigners killed were employees of KamAir, a private Afghan airline. He added that 10 others were wounded including six security officers and four civilians. People trapped at the top of the six-storey Intercontinental Hotel, which sits on a hilltop overlooking the Afghan capital and is popular with international visitors and Afghan officials, could be seen tying together bedsheets and climbing over balconies to escape the overnight siege. One lost his grip and fell in dramatic television footage by Afghanistan's Tolo News station, which also showed black smoke and flames billowing from the top of the hotel. The Taliban claimed the attack, which began around 9 pm Saturday, saying five gunmen armed with suicide vests targeted foreigners and Afghan officials. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the insurgents initially planned to attack the hotel Thursday night but postponed the assault because there was a wedding underway and they wanted to avoid civilian casualties. Afghan security personnel stand guard as black smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel after an attack in Kabul Credit: AP Photo/Rahmat Gul The attack unfolded almost six years after Taliban insurgents launched a similar assault on the property, which is not part of the InterContinental chain of worldwide hotels. The attackers blasted their way into the hotel and were understood to be involved in a gunfight with security forces on the third and fourth floors and  set the kitchen of fire. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said the dead included a telecommunications official from the western Farah province who was attending a conference. Officials said two of the attackers had been killed in cross fire. Interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said: "They are now on the third and fourth floors fighting with our forces ...They set the kitchen on fire. Firefighters are also there." The Intercontinental hotel in Kabul is under siege from gunmen. Credit: Reuters Eyewitness near the area said they could hear heavy gunfire and saw a high volume of ambulances at the scene as the siege continued. Officials told the Telegraph that they were unsure how many guests were inside the hotel, but a number of guests had been evacuated. They also feared that a number of guests had been taken hostage, but were unsure how many.  It was also thought that a number of foreigners were present inside the upmarket Kabul hotel. A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office told The Telegraph they were monitoring the situation. Afghan officials also told the paper that attackers stormed the hotel during an IT conference attended by high-level members of the Afghan government.  A man tries to escape from a balcony at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel during an attack by gunmen  Credit: Reuters Saturday's attack came just two days after the US Embassy in Kabul issued a warning that they had received "reports that extremist groups may be planning an attack against hotels in Kabul, such as the Hotel Baron near Hamid Karzai International Airport. These groups may also be targeting public gatherings or demonstrations, government facilities, transportation, markets, and places where foreigners are known to congregate." Guests were hiding from the attackers on the second floor, one man said: "I don't know if the attackers are inside the hotel but I can hear gunfire from somewhere near the first floor. An Afghan policeman keeps watch near the site of an attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan. Credit:  REUTERS "We are hiding in our rooms. I beg the security forces to rescue us as soon as possible before they reach and kill us." Local resident Abdul Sattar said he had spoken by phone to some of his friends who are chefs and waiters at the hotel and are trapped inside. "Suddenly they attacked the dinner gathering... (then) they broke into the rooms, took some people hostage and they opened fire on some of them," he told AFP. A conference on Afghanistan-China relations was held at the hotel earlier on Saturday, attended by the Chinese embassy's political counsellor Zhang Zhixin. An official said the attackers were armed with small weapons and rocket-propelled grenades when they blasted their way into the hotel, which often hosts weddings, conferences and political gatherings. The Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul was previously targeted in 2011. Credit: Reuters A man who escaped the attack told local reporters that the attackers were throwing guests out of windows on the third and fourth floors, and claimed he saw dead bodies on the floor outside the hotel.  Electricity was cut after an initial explosion at the hilltop hotel, a counterterrorism source said. Hotel manager Ahmad Haris Nayab, who managed to escape unhurt, said the attackers had managed to get inside at around 9pm local time and people were fleeing amid bursts of gunfire against security forces. A security personnel points his weapon near the Intercontinental Hotel after a deadly attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Credit: Massoud Hossaini The Intercontinental was last targeted in June 2011 when a suicide attack killed 21 people, including 10 civilians. It is one of Kabul's two main luxury hotels and is used for events including conferences attended by government officials. Afghan security forces arrive the site of an attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan. Credit:  REUTERS Although the NATO-led Resolute Support mission says the Taliban has come under pressure after the United States increased assistance to Afghan security forces and stepped up air strikes against the insurgents, security remains precarious. As pressure on the battlefield has increased, security officials have warned that the danger of attacks on high profile targets in Kabul and other cities would increase.



01/21/2018 - 04:21 AM

 

S.Africa's ANC vows change as Zuma exit looms

S.Africa's ANC vows change as Zuma exit loomsSouth Africa's ruling ANC party said Saturday that it "must act decisively" to rebuild its reputation, as local media reported that President Jacob Zuma could soon be forced to leave office. Zuma has been under growing pressure to resign since he was replaced as head of the African National Congress (ANC) in December by his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa. Zuma's presidency has been engulfed by corruption scandals and a weakening economy, with the party losing public support ahead of next year's general election.



01/20/2018 - 06:24 AM

 

2 Americans, 2 Canadians freed after kidnapping in Nigeria, police say

2 Americans, 2 Canadians freed after kidnapping in Nigeria, police sayTwo Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped in Nigeria's north-central Kaduna state on Tuesday have been freed.



01/20/2018 - 10:06 AM

 

The Latest: Man accused in 9 killings had bleak upbringing

The Latest: Man accused in 9 killings had bleak upbringingPHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on nine killings in the Phoenix area that have been linked to the same convicted felon (all times local):



01/19/2018 - 06:21 PM

 

In Trump's America, The Statue Of Liberty Is Closed While Immigrants Are Pushed Out

In Trump's America, The Statue Of Liberty Is Closed While Immigrants Are Pushed OutPresident Donald Trump is likely not enjoying his anniversary of being sworn in.



01/20/2018 - 03:47 PM

 

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife traffickingThai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to a family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts to Chinese and Vietnamese dealers. Boonchai Bach, 40, a Vietnamese national with Thai citizenship, was arrested on Friday evening over the smuggling of 14 rhino horns worth around $1 million from Africa to Thailand.



01/20/2018 - 04:18 AM

 

'Jersey Shore' Star Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

'Jersey Shore' Star Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Pleads Guilty To Tax EvasionOn Friday, “Jersey Shore” star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino pleaded guilty to tax fraud in federal court in Newark, New Jersey.



01/19/2018 - 05:24 PM

 

Brash ex-Milwaukee sheriff David Clarke faces civil trial

Brash ex-Milwaukee sheriff David Clarke faces civil trialMILWAUKEE (AP) — Former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke's run-in with a 25-year-old man who shook his head at him while boarding a flight last year is headed to trial.



01/21/2018 - 11:19 AM

 

11 Asian Beef Recipes You'll Be Eating On Repeat

11 Asian Beef Recipes You'll Be Eating On Repeat



01/19/2018 - 07:26 PM

 

Iraqi parliament postpones vote on election date

Iraqi parliament postpones vote on election dateIraq's parliament failed on Saturday to approve May 12 as the election date, as suggested by the government, as Sunni and Kurdish lawmakers demanded a delay to allow hundreds of thousands of war-displaced people to return home. Shi'ite politicians, including Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, insist on holding the election as planned on May 12, saying a delay would be against the constitution. Speaking after Saturday's session in Baghdad, Parliamentary Speaker Salim al-Jabouri, a Sunni, expressed hope that parliament would be able to vote on an election date by Monday, state TV reported.



01/20/2018 - 07:45 AM

 

Mexico Is Buying Some of America's Most Powerful Weapons (But Why?)

Mexico Is Buying Some of America's Most Powerful Weapons (But Why?)Mexico is on the verge of being a failed state, swept by violence from powerful drug cartels who have turned the nation's cities and villages into bloody battlegrounds. Earlier this month, the U.S. State Department approved a $98.4 million weapons sale to Mexico, including RGM-84L Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles, Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) systems designed to shoot down antiship missiles and Mark 54 antisubmarine torpedoes. The high-tech weaponry is intended for the Mexican Navy's new Sigma 10514–class long-range patrol ships.



01/19/2018 - 09:33 PM

 

As Flu Epidemic Spreads, the High-Tech Way to Contact a Doctor Without Leaving Your Home

As Flu Epidemic Spreads, the High-Tech Way to Contact a Doctor Without Leaving Your HomeIt's a way to help you avoid germs and protect others from the deadly virus.



01/19/2018 - 02:31 PM

 

Manson follower Leslie Van Houten denied parole by governor

Manson follower Leslie Van Houten denied parole by governorLOS ANGELES (AP) — The governor of California once again denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who blamed herself at her parole hearing for letting him control her life.



01/20/2018 - 01:59 AM

 

Mick Mulvaney, Supporter Of 2013 Government Shutdown, Blames Obama For That One

Mick Mulvaney, Supporter Of 2013 Government Shutdown, Blames Obama For That OneWhite House budget director Mick Mulvaney said Sunday the current government shutdown was different than the one that occurred in 2013 because then-President Barack Obama wanted a closure to hurt Republicans. “I will look you in the eye and tell you President Obama wanted that shutdown.



01/21/2018 - 10:30 AM

 

Top Reasons Your Dishwasher Isn't Drying

Top Reasons Your Dishwasher Isn't DryingDishes that come out of the dishwasher wet is a top complaint from consumers. And Consumer Reports' tests have confirmed that some dishwashers are much better at drying than others. The best can ...



01/19/2018 - 02:16 PM

 

Trustee: MSU president should quit over sex assault scandal

Trustee: MSU president should quit over sex assault scandalDETROIT (AP) — A Michigan State University trustee on Saturday called for the university president to quit over the school's handling of the sexual assault scandal involving former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.



01/21/2018 - 12:08 AM

 

 

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