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Will Pakistan Close NATO's Supply Routes into Afghanistan? Mattis Plays Down Possibility Will Pakistan Close NATO's Supply Routes into Afghanistan? Mattis Plays Down Possibility
- January 09, 2018

As one observer speculated, Trump's outburst was something that had been fed to him by his close team. The Trump administration announced Thursday it was suspending - not ending, as proposed by Paul, or cancelling - almost all security related assistance to Pakistan, that includes foreign military financing, U.S. (more...)
Bedouin-Israeli women, 19, charged with planning attack for ISIS Bedouin-Israeli women, 19, charged with planning attack for ISIS
- January 09, 2018

Rahma al-Assad and Tasnin al-Assad are accused of contacting Islamic State terrorists overseas a year ago, the Israel Security Agency, or Shin Bet, said in a statement released Monday. The teens planned to join the Islamic State in the Sinai after the New Year's Eve attack. In August 2017, two Israeli-Arab brothers were arrested and indicted for supporting Islamic State. (more...)
Kushner's Family Company Expanded Business With Israel After He Entered White House Kushner's Family Company Expanded Business With Israel After He Entered White House
- January 09, 2018

The Jerusalem Post reported that Kushner's company has also received at least four loans from Bank Hapoalim, Israel's largest bank which is now under criminal investigation in the United States. One of Kushner's lawyers added that his client "has an ethics agreement, reviewed by lawyers, with which he is in full compliance". According to federal ethics laws, he is only required to recuse himself from government negotiations that could have a direct impact on his financial holdings. (more...)
Supreme Court Allows Draconian 'Religious Freedom' Law To Stand Supreme Court Allows Draconian 'Religious Freedom' Law To Stand
- January 09, 2018

The court's decision allows the law, HB 1523 , to remain intact, and bolsters a decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which earlier dismissed the lawsuit . A decision on that case is expected by early summer. The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear challenges to Mississippi's "license to discriminate" law, the court announced today. (more...)
California Braces for Heavy Rains, Some Evacuated Due to Risk of Mudslides California Braces for Heavy Rains, Some Evacuated Due to Risk of Mudslides
- January 09, 2018

The extremely dry conditions and high winds a year ago led to some of the most destructive blazes at both ends of the state. "Recent burn areas will be especially vulnerable where risky mud and debris flows are possible". Los Angeles County officials issued mandatory evacuation orders for residents of Kagel Canyon, Lopez Canyon and Little Tijunga Canyon, areas affected by the Creek Fire. (more...)
Deputy killed in Pierce County, armed and dangerous suspect at large Deputy killed in Pierce County, armed and dangerous suspect at large
- January 09, 2018

A suspect in his mid-30s was found dead at the scene but another suspect escaped, prompting a manhunt. A police officer was shot and killed in response to a report of home intrusion in an area about 23 kilometers away from Tacoma in Washington state on the USA west coast, the state's Pierce County Sheriff's Department (PCSD) said Monday. (more...)
WVU ranked second following win over OU WVU ranked second following win over OU
- January 09, 2018

The freshman's nickname? Buckets. Behind a double-double from junior guard Naomi Davenport, the No. 12 West Virginia University women's basketball team got back to its winning ways with a 57-49 victory over visiting Iowa State on Sunday afternoon at the WVU Coliseum. (more...)
Whitesboro water main break repaired Whitesboro water main break repaired
- January 09, 2018

We have one city crew and seven contractor crews working to fix these breaks. Right now, one of the most troublesome water main break is at 109th Avenue and East 113th Avenue. The crews will continue to work 12-hour shifts until pressure has been fully restored, according to city officials. "It will begin to taper off", he told reporters during an afternoon news conference. (more...)
Statement against AKG has crossed limits, says Chandy Statement against AKG has crossed limits, says Chandy
- January 09, 2018

On Friday, the Thrithala Congress MLA kicked up a storm when he put up a Facebook post questioning AKG's moral character for marrying a woman who was several years younger to him, and that too, while he was still legally married to his first wife. (more...)
House Foreign Affairs chair Royce retiring from Congress this House Foreign Affairs chair Royce retiring from Congress this
- January 09, 2018

In a statement, Royce called it "truly an honor" to represent his Orange County district, and said that in his final year leading the foreign affairs panel, he wants to "focus fully on the urgent threats facing our nation, including: the brutal, corrupt and unsafe regimes in Pyongyang and Tehran, Vladimir Putin's continued efforts to weaponize information to fracture western democracies, and growing terrorist threats in Africa and Central Asia". (more...)
Korea, Japan hold talks amid rekindled row over wartime sex slavery Korea, Japan hold talks amid rekindled row over wartime sex slavery
- January 09, 2018

But South Korea "will urge the Japanese government to take responsible measures over the wrong "comfort women" deal in line with the spirit of seriousness and cosmopolitanism", the source was quoted as saying. A senior official at South Korea's presidential office has said that top priority for Seoul in the inter-Korean talks will be the issue of North Korea's participation in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February. (more...)
Tesla Model 3 Long Range rating of 310 miles: Is it understated? Tesla Model 3 Long Range rating of 310 miles: Is it understated?
- January 09, 2018

At the end of December, Tesla counted up all the Model 3s it made in October, November and December, and it was just 2425. More than three months after announcing plans to create upscale convenience stores at its Tesla ( tsla ) supercharger stations around the country, Musk unveiled a few more details this weekend. (more...)
Australia's first ever same-sex marriage Australia's first ever same-sex marriage
- January 09, 2018

Craig Burns' career as a sprinter is all about timing so it's no surprise he's timed his wedding to Luke Sullivan to perfection. The couple met in 2015 with Craig popping the question at Byron Bay in March - before they even knew if they'd be able to legally marry. (more...)
Manhunt for Michigan Couple After 4-Year-Old Daughter Found Dead Manhunt for Michigan Couple After 4-Year-Old Daughter Found Dead
- January 09, 2018

They both have warrants for their arrest on charges of torture, child abuse, felony murder, and second degree murder. Police have begun a manhunt for the couple, who are believed to be driving a black 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier, with a MI license plate reading DTR1854. (more...)
Hackers make first strikes at Winter Olympics over Christmas period
- January 09, 2018

The two Koreas have been separated by the world's most heavily militarised border since the Korean War ended in a stalemate in 1953. And, ahead of the Korean high level talks, nuclear envoys of Japan and South Korea met in Seoul on Monday. (more...)
Selena Gomez Visits Her Childhood Home in Texas Selena Gomez Visits Her Childhood Home in Texas
- January 09, 2018

I love you, Grand Prairie. The emotional post comes after the singer had a social media purge on her Insta account just in time for the new year, with nearly 300 people (279, to be exact) finding themselves on the receiving end of a Selena snub. (more...)
Perdue presents Ag and Rural Prosperity task force findings to Trump Perdue presents Ag and Rural Prosperity task force findings to Trump
- January 09, 2018

While trade is top of mind as farmers wait to see if President Trump follows through on threats to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Secretary gave no hints as to whether the President will offer reassurances this afternoon. (more...)
South Korea hopes talks with North Korea lead to smoother Olympics South Korea hopes talks with North Korea lead to smoother Olympics
- January 09, 2018

The Chinese co-owners, a trading arm of Liaoning Hongxiang Group, were blacklisted by the UN Security Council past year for helping North Korea's missile development and nuclear weapons programs. South Korea is also expected to ask the International Olympic Committee to allow North Korea to attend the games. While it is possible that the two Koreas will agree on the North's participation in the Olympics , they are likely to differ sharply over other issues relating to how to improve ties. (more...)
Egypt to hold presidential elections in March Egypt to hold presidential elections in March
- January 09, 2018

The SIS official spokesman, Mahmoud al-Sherif, said that the committee is scheduled to announce the date on which candidate can officially start submitting their candidacy papers, the procedures governing the elections, and the procedures and timing of each election stage in a total of 12 decisions to be issued. (more...)
Kansas lawmaker apologizes for remarks on blacks Kansas lawmaker apologizes for remarks on blacks
- January 09, 2018

A short time later, he did. A Republican state legislator in Kansas said that marijuana should remain illegal in the state because African Americans are predisposed to respond worse to the drug due to their "character makeup" and "genetics". (more...)

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