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Trump demands publisher stop release of book quoting ex-aide Bannon Trump demands publisher stop release of book quoting ex-aide Bannon
- January 05, 2018

But it is the United States president himself that is cast in the most unfavorable light - by a series of his top aides. The publisher announced late Thursday that it would move up the release to Friday due to "unprecedented demand". Each week, USA TODAY's OnPolitics blog takes a look at how media from the left and the right reacted to a political news story, giving liberals and conservatives a peek into the other's media bubble . (more...)
No data breach has been done, clarifies UIDAI No data breach has been done, clarifies UIDAI
- January 05, 2018

The Aadhaar-issuing body said the search facility is designed for designated personnel and state government officials to help residents. He was responding to reports suggesting a massive security breach when details of over a billion Aadhaar card holders could reportedly be accessed in return of Rs 500. (more...)
Bitterly Cold Wind Chills Prompt New Advisory for NE Illinois Bitterly Cold Wind Chills Prompt New Advisory for NE Illinois
- January 05, 2018

That cold, combined with winds gusting 20 to 25 miles per hour, will lead to wind chills as low as -25°. Temperatures will only rise to around 6°. Friday morning's wind chill, which will be about minus 18 when children are supposed to be waiting at bus stops, might cause local school districts to at least call for a delay. (more...)
Frozen iguanas are falling out of trees in Florida right now
- January 05, 2018

Members of media outlets tweeted photos of the event, including an iguana lying belly-up next to one writer's swimming pool. As Floridians grapple with record cold - and a blanket of snow in some parts of the state - there's a new complication that's more pressing than closing Disney parks and record lines outside hardware stores for space heaters: Iguanas. (more...)
Iran's Rouhani tells Erdogan 'protests to end in a few days': Ankara Iran's Rouhani tells Erdogan 'protests to end in a few days': Ankara
- January 05, 2018

The two leaders discussed the protests across Iran that have been ongoing since December 28, the source said. The comments were not immediately confirmed by the Iranian side. Erdogan stressed the significance of maintaining peace and stability in Iran. He also said that Iran was determined to deepen ties with Turkey, adding: "Tehran-Ankara cooperation and their active cooperation in Sochi and Astana negotiations contribute to the development of regional security and this trend will ... (more...)
Israel approves preliminary death penalty bill for 'terrorists' with Netanyahu's blessing Israel approves preliminary death penalty bill for 'terrorists' with Netanyahu's blessing
- January 05, 2018

The death penalty "constitutes inhuman and degrading treatment, does not have any proven deterrent effect and allows judicial errors to become irreversible and fatal", a statement released by the European Union read on Wednesday. The bill, put forward at the initiative of Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman, would change the requirement to a majority instead of unanimity. In a statement, the Palestinian Foreign Affairs and Expatriates ministry assured that it considers the project to be part ... (more...)
Hot air balloon carrying tourists crashes in Egypt Hot air balloon carrying tourists crashes in Egypt
- January 05, 2018

One of the main attractions is the Karnak temple, which dates back thousands of years. In 2013, 19 tourists, including nine from Hong Kong of China, were killed when their balloon caught fire. The Department of International Relations on Friday said it was unaware of a hot air balloon crash in Egypt that claimed the life of a South African tourist and left another 12 injured. (more...)
Winter storm wipes out thousands of flights — Travel nightmare Winter storm wipes out thousands of flights — Travel nightmare
- January 05, 2018

East Coast travel hubs were hit the hardest. Flight-tracking website FlightAware reported more than 5,000 canceled flights across the US, with more cancellations anticipated for Friday as the region braced for the extreme temperature drop expected to follow the storm . (more...)
Manafort Sues Robert Mueller, DOJ, Calling Inquiry 'Overly Broad' Manafort Sues Robert Mueller, DOJ, Calling Inquiry 'Overly Broad'
- January 05, 2018

The scope of the investigation is overly broad, Manafort's attorneys argued, asking a judge to set aside both the October indictment and Rosenstein's appointment of Mueller. The focus is on a part of the Rosenstein order that says that Mueller may investigate "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation". (more...)
Federal, State Republicans Disappointed In Governor's Address Federal, State Republicans Disappointed In Governor's Address
- January 05, 2018

Many are part of the Housing Justice for All advocacy group. Cuomo also said NY will sue the federal government to fight the tax law, and he vowed to lead a national effort to get the law repealed. same thing here". "I hope this year, the Governor and Legislature work together in a bi-partisan, non-partisan fashion to pass a budget and a legislative agenda that benefits Upstate residents and we don't just spin our wheels blaming the federal government for all our woes". (more...)
State Department Names the World's Worst Violators of Religious Freedom State Department Names the World's Worst Violators of Religious Freedom
- January 05, 2018

The State Department did not break down alleged violations of religious freedoms for each country on the lists. The designations are part of the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA), pass in 1998. The backlash has done little to discourage the White House. US President Donald Trump has criticised Pakistan for not doing more to combat terrorism, and his administration has informed members of Congress that it will announce plans to end "security assistance" payments to the country. (more...)
Protests in Iran sees death toll continue to grow Protests in Iran sees death toll continue to grow
- January 05, 2018

In several following tweets, the American president Donald Trump had been supporting the Iranian uprising. As violence has grown, authorities have stepped up arrests, with at least 450 people detained in Tehran since Saturday and 100 more around Isfahan on Monday, media reported. (more...)
Sean Spicer admits: 'I screwed up' Sean Spicer admits: 'I screwed up'
- January 05, 2018

Spicer did, however, admit that he "screwed up" at times . "I screwed up royally", he said. "You brought up Hitler", Cupp said. "As a parent, one of the scariest things during the early part of the trump year was to see somebody come out and say something you knew wasn't true". (more...)
Death toll in terrorist attack in Kabul rises to 20 people Death toll in terrorist attack in Kabul rises to 20 people
- January 05, 2018

The attack happened days after a suicide bomber killed at least 41 people and wounded more than 80 at a Shi'ite cultural centre in Kabul , underlining the precarious security situation in the Afghan capital. The IS group has gained ground in Afghanistan since it first appeared in the region in 2015 and has scaled up its attacks in Kabul , including on security installations and the country's Shiite minority. (more...)
US Coast Guard searching for small missing plane in Gulf of Mexico US Coast Guard searching for small missing plane in Gulf of Mexico
- January 05, 2018

NORAD launched two F-16 fighters from a base in Houston and made contact with the plane, NORAD spokesman Michael Kucharek said. Kinsinger was unresponsive likely due to hypoxia, or lack of oxygen at high altitude, officials said. "Most of us are animal lovers too". "He did it out of the kindness of his heart", she said. Torgerson had never met Kinsinger, but knew who he was as Kinsinger was very active with the online Pilots N Paws community. (more...)
United States envoy calls for emergency United Nations session on Iran United States envoy calls for emergency United Nations session on Iran
- January 05, 2018

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert had suggested the USA government could impose sanctions against Iranian officials who repress peaceful protests. Mojtaba Mousavi, a Tehran-based political analyst, said Iranians do not generally support violence, no matter how unhappy they are with their government. (more...)
Socialite Jacqueline Kent Cooke Uses Designer Purse As Assault Weapon Socialite Jacqueline Kent Cooke Uses Designer Purse As Assault Weapon
- January 05, 2018

And the situation itself is about as disturbing as it gets. Attorney Matthew Haberkorn alleges that socalite Jacqueline Kent Cooke called his mother a "Jew" and attacked him with a glass purse. The Daily Mail later reported that Cooke allegedly hit him with a Lulu Guinness Chloe Mirrored Perspex Box Clutch, worth about $300. Video of the incident made its way to the internet. (more...)
Trump plans to expand offshore drilling in Pacific and Atlantic
- January 05, 2018

Trump has extolled oil and gas exploration as part of an energy-dominance agenda. Gov. Rick Scott (R) of Florida, where beach tourism on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts generates almost $50 billion dollars and a half-million jobs annually, according to a Florida Atlantic University report , said Thursday that he adamantly opposes drilling off the state's coast and requested a meeting with Zinke. (more...)
People Injured In Train, Truck, Car Collision In S People Injured In Train, Truck, Car Collision In S
- January 05, 2018

Passenger Seipati Moletsane told eNCA.com that the train was travelling from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg when the truck could not brake and hit the first and second carriage. Firefighters and medical services rushed to the scene to help the injured. "The truck driver was taking chances". "Police are investigating. The truck driver has been taken to hospital where we are going to do a blood test to verify if he was sober or not or what was the problem", Maswanganyi said. (more...)
Man accused of sexually assaulting sleeping woman on Spirit Airlines flight Man accused of sexually assaulting sleeping woman on Spirit Airlines flight
- January 05, 2018

The victim, in a statement to investigators, said she had fallen asleep on the flight and woke up to find her trousers and shirt unbuttoned and the man's hand inside her trousers. Attorney's Office said in court Wednesday. He had a detention hearing scheduled for 1 p.m. on Thursday, the Detroit News added. He was made to appear in federal court in MI on Thursday. (more...)

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