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Britain First deputy Fransen re-arrested after court appearance on hate charges Britain First deputy Fransen re-arrested after court appearance on hate charges
- December 16, 2017

After Fransen left the court, she was re-arrested by PSNI officers in relation to a seperate video she had posted on social media earlier this week. The Court released Fransen on bail, on condition she stays 500 meters away of any demonstration or parade in Northern Ireland. (more...)
Winter Storm Warning in effect — Metro Detroit Weather Winter Storm Warning in effect — Metro Detroit Weather
- December 16, 2017

With light to moderate lake effect snow showers through the morning, some parts of northwest IN could get 2 to 4 inches of snow. The snow is expected to fall before sunrise and - with temperatures in the low 20s - untreated roads are likely to be slick. (more...)
Minnesota Gov Appoints Former Planned Parenthood VP to Franken's Seat Minnesota Gov Appoints Former Planned Parenthood VP to Franken's Seat
- December 15, 2017

Republicans now control the state Senate by a single vote, and in theory, Fischbach's seat would need to be filled in a special election. The person Dayton names, will serve until the general election next year. "And that is a good thing, and it is so important that we don't slide backwards". Rebecca Esehai, 74, of Lakeville, with her husband, said of the Senate appointment, "I'm sure Gov. (more...)
Anderson Cooper's Trump Tweet Happened After Assistant's Phone Was Taken Anderson Cooper's Trump Tweet Happened After Assistant's Phone Was Taken
- December 15, 2017

President for endorsing failed Alabama Republican Senate candidate (and accused child molester) Roy Moore . Trump tweeted: "The reason I originally endorsed Luther Strange (and his numbers went up mightily), is that I said Roy Moore will not be able to win the General Election". (more...)
Police hold 11-year-old MI girl at gunpoint Police hold 11-year-old MI girl at gunpoint
- December 15, 2017

Honestie Hodges told WXMI she is scared of the Grand Rapids Police Department after being handcuffed and detained . Body cam footage of the arrest, which resulted in the young girl screaming in fear, has set off an internal investigation within the department. (more...)
NKorea unlikely to agree to talks on ditching nukes: Tillerson NKorea unlikely to agree to talks on ditching nukes: Tillerson
- December 14, 2017

When asked if he enjoyed his job, Tillerson replied that he was learning to enjoy it but did not enjoy the task of dealing with countries such as Pakistan and North Korea. But Tillerson for now seems set on remaining secretary of state, and dismissed reports that he may be replaced as "laughable". Tillerson's overture came almost two weeks after North Korea said it had successfully tested a breakthrough intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that put the entire United States mainland ... (more...)
Aurora hosting menorah lighting ceremony for Hanukkah Aurora hosting menorah lighting ceremony for Hanukkah
- December 13, 2017

Hosted by the American Friends of Chabad Lubavitch , the night features musical performances from Dreidelman and the Macabees, as well as and the United States Air Force Band. Initially, they believe they had only a day's supply of ritually purified oil, but according to legend, the oil miraculously lasted for eight days . (more...)
Iran President Due in Istanbul to Attend OIC Summit on Al-Quds Iran President Due in Istanbul to Attend OIC Summit on Al-Quds
- December 13, 2017

Prime Minister Abbasi will convey the sentiments of the people and Government of Pakistan of the unequivocal support to the people of Palestine . The premier is accompanied by Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and other officials. (more...)
Farmington area under winter weather advisory December 11-12 Farmington area under winter weather advisory December 11-12
- December 13, 2017

Total snow accumulations of 3-5 inches are possible. Jim Mitchell, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Buffalo, said Monday the city of Olean is projected to get two inches of snow today, and another two Wednesday. Areas east and then southeast of Lake Ontario will be line for the steadiest and heaviest lake snow tonight and Wednesday. We will also have another chance for snow on Friday. (more...)
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: 'Olivier Giroud is not a substitute' Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: 'Olivier Giroud is not a substitute'
- December 13, 2017

The victor never showed his happiness as there's a deep respect for the opponent". Is it something you can copy? "I don't know because it is not part of our culture". France worldwide Giroud, who came off the bench in the 72nd minute to replace compatriot Alexandre Lacazette , made it 1-1 in the 88th minute with a glancing header into the bottom right corner. (more...)
IDF pummels Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rocket attacks IDF pummels Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rocket attacks
- December 12, 2017

Islamic Jihad's armed wing said two of its members were killed, Haaretz reported . The latest one, code-named Operation Protective Edge, took place in the summer of 2014 and resulted in the deaths of more than 2,200 Palestinians. The rocket was intercepted by an Iron Dome anti-missile battery. So far, the IDF has confirmed that Iron Dome shot down one rocket launched from Gaza. (more...)
Chinese, Russian FMs meet on bilateral cooperation Chinese, Russian FMs meet on bilateral cooperation
- December 12, 2017

The Chinese minister met minister of external affairs Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on Monday ahead of the RIC meeting. Both Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said in the current complex and volatile worldwide situation, the three countries should further enhance their cooperation and coordination in regional conflict, economic development, anti-terror, climate change and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, among ... (more...)
Snow, ice and journey chaos warning after Storm Caroline Snow, ice and journey chaos warning after Storm Caroline
- December 11, 2017

Traffic Scotland also advised drivers to increase their stopping distances in the icy conditions and take a de-icer and scraper with them. The Highlands, Northern Ireland and Wales woke to wintry scenes on Friday, with ongoing snowfall in many parts of Britain causing power cuts, school closures, and travel disruption. (more...)
Saudi prince revealed as buyer of da Vinci Saudi prince revealed as buyer of da Vinci
- December 11, 2017

Reuters viewed a document showing that Prince Badr bin Abdullah al Saud was authorized to purchase the painting for the department, which thanked him for "agreeing to bid as undisclosed agent for and on behalf of the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi for the artwork". (more...)
Trump calls for calm, moderation in Middle East: White House Trump calls for calm, moderation in Middle East: White House
- December 11, 2017

An outpouring of anger to Trump's hotly contested decision engulfed the Muslim world on Friday and Saturday, as tens of protests were staged across the region by worshippers after prayers. Jewish Cabinet officials Steven Mnuchin and David Schulman, secretary of the Treasury and Veteran Affairs, respectively, and Trump's special Middle East peace envoy Jason Greenblatt, who also is Jewish, were among the guests. (more...)
Haley: Women Who Accused Trump Of Misconduct 'Should Be Heard' Haley: Women Who Accused Trump Of Misconduct 'Should Be Heard'
- December 11, 2017

Face the Nation host John Dickerson then asked her how people should "assess the accusers of the President"-and her answer might be surprising to those used to hearing her defend Trump". A judge is weighing whether to allow that case to proceed. Haley's comment is a break from the administration's assertions that the allegations have no merit and should be dismissed. (more...)
Rocket fired from Gaza landed in an Israeli kindergarten Rocket fired from Gaza landed in an Israeli kindergarten
- December 11, 2017

Explosives were not used to destroy the latest tunnel and no deaths were reported. While the existence of the tunnel was revealed on Sunday it had been discovered earlier, the miltiary said. Hamas did not respond immediately to a request for comment. It was the second such operation in recent weeks, with the last tunnel destroyed on October 30. (more...)
Trump records robocall for Roy Moore Trump records robocall for Roy Moore
- December 11, 2017

Alabama doesn't have any Democrats in statewide office. Moore, by contrast, held no public events, a familiar strategy as he bets big that the state's strong Republican leanings will carry him to the Senate, despite his shortcomings. Moore has denied the allegations. The explosive charges, which many Washington Republicans describe as credible, are giving Democrats a rare opportunity to pick up a Senate seat in the Deep South, where Republicans significantly outnumber Democrats. (more...)
Same Sex Marriage Has Passed The Final Vote! Same Sex Marriage Has Passed The Final Vote!
- December 10, 2017

Most gay rights advocates believed the government should have allowed marriages years ago and saw various ideas for a public survey as a delaying tactic. One of the rejected amendments would have ensured Australians could speak freely about their traditional views of marriage without fear of legal action. (more...)
Trumps Hanukah event excluded Jewish Democrats Trumps Hanukah event excluded Jewish Democrats
- December 10, 2017

Many eyes were on Ivanka Trump during last night's closely watched Hanukkah party at the White House. According to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), as well as other Jewish Democrats in Congress, invitations were never extended by the Trump administration. (more...)
Mixed Reactions Locally to Franken Resignation Mixed Reactions Locally to Franken Resignation
- December 10, 2017

The "people like me" line is a reference to Franken's Saturday Night Live character Stuart Smalley, an awkward tv host who was known for stroking his own ego in a series called "Daily Affirmation". Kirsten Gillibrand wrote on Wednesday in a statement on Facebook. I was excited for that conversation and hopeful that it would result in real change that made life better for women all across the country and in every part of our society. (more...)
Trump, Trump Jr. Got Emails Offering Docs After WikiLeaks Made Them Public Trump, Trump Jr. Got Emails Offering Docs After WikiLeaks Made Them Public
- December 10, 2017

Though considering how anxious he had already proven to be to collect dirt on Clinton, and how his father had publicly sung WikiLeaks's praises over the summer, it is hard to believe he would have overlooked such an opportunity. "We have updated our story to include the correct date, and present the proper context for the timing of email". It directed the recipients to Democratic National Committee emails posted on Wikileaks and emails hacked from Colin Powell , which were released by DC ... (more...)
3 dead in Aztec school shooting, 2 victims identified 3 dead in Aztec school shooting, 2 victims identified
- December 09, 2017

Atchison entered the school with students, and went to a second floor bathroom to prepare for the shooting. The suspected shooter also died. " If things go according to plan, today would be when I die ", Atchison's note begins. "There's a lot of healing that needs to take place". School roads leading to Aztec High School are blocked off by law enforcement due to a shooting that was reported on the morning of December 7 at Aztec High School in Aztec, N.M. (more...)
Zinke issues recommendation for Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Zinke issues recommendation for Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
- December 09, 2017

Southern Oregon's Cascade-Siskiyou is on the short-list of national monuments being targeted by the Trump administration. President Barack Obama almost doubled its size earlier this year to about 113,000 acres. Trump announced in a visit to Salt Lake City that he would also cut protections at Utah's Grand Staircase National Monument roughly in half. Zinke on Tuesday blasted critics of the effort, including clothing retailer Patagonia, which recently changed its website home page to read: ... (more...)
Saakashvili: Ex-Georgia leader detained by police in Kiev Saakashvili: Ex-Georgia leader detained by police in Kiev
- December 09, 2017

According to Ukrinform, Poroshenko is on a working visit to Lithuania on December 8 to participate in the tenth meeting of the Council of Presidents of Ukraine and Lithuania. Poroshenko's faction is the largest in parliament and the president also nominates the general prosecutor. Police raided a protest tent camp near parliament early on December 6, but Saakashvili was not detained and a 24-hour deadline for him to turn himself in passed without visible action by the authorities. (more...)
UN Envoy Meets N. Korean Foreign Minister UN Envoy Meets N. Korean Foreign Minister
- December 09, 2017

The UN official was scheduled to meet other representatives of the North Korean regime to discuss matters of mutual interest and concerns. Feltman was a leading official in the U.S. Shortly after the United Nations envoy left Pyongyang for Beijing on Saturday, North Korean media assessed the visit, highlighting the understanding between both sides and insisting that the current crisis in the region is a outcome of U.S. (more...)
Arizona Congressman Trent Franks said to be resigning amid misconduct claims Arizona Congressman Trent Franks said to be resigning amid misconduct claims
- December 08, 2017

Roll Call is reporting that Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) will step down from his seat in the near future. The future of his political career and the nature of his reported " inappropriate behavior " remain unclear. Franks is also a member of the House Freedom Caucus, a hard-right faction that has often clashed with Republican leaders. Biggs said he would not comment until Franks announced his plans. (more...)
IIHS releases picks for safest cars of 2018 IIHS releases picks for safest cars of 2018
- December 08, 2017

Another 47 vehicles earned the next-tier Top Safety Pick award with Toyota producing the most vehicles on that list, followed by Hyundai with nine. With 15 of those earning its highest award despite tougher criteria requiring better headlights and enhanced passenger side protection. "We developed this test when it became clear that some manufacturers were not paying attention to the passenger side", said Adrian Lund, IIHS president. (more...)
Flynn said Russian Federation sanctions would be 'ripped up' - congressman Flynn said Russian Federation sanctions would be 'ripped up' - congressman
- December 08, 2017

Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings , the ranking Democrat on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said Wednesday the whistleblower's allegations raise concerns that Flynn improperly aided the nuclear project after joining the White House as one of Trump's top national-security officials. (more...)
Trump's eldest son faces questions in Congress about Russian Federation Trump's eldest son faces questions in Congress about Russian Federation
- December 08, 2017

But as Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) told Rachel Maddow on Wednesday night , if Congress tolerates witnesses like Trump Jr. making up new standards for shielding conversations, it will be much harder for investigators to learn the truth about what happened in 2016, even while making it obvious that those involved have something to hide. (more...)
Instagram's new Update lets you Save your favorite Stories Instagram's new Update lets you Save your favorite Stories
- December 07, 2017

As it sounds, the archive lets you save your past Stories beyond their traditional 24-hour expiration date. To view the archive, select the icon on your profile page. As the name indicates, the archive would allow the users to save their stories for later viewing even after the twenty-four hours expiry time. The new Stories Archive features goes hand-in-hand with Highlights. (more...)
Democratic senators call for Al Franken to resign Democratic senators call for Al Franken to resign
- December 07, 2017

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand , Claire McCaskill , Mazie Hirono , Maggie Hassan , Patty Murray , Kamala Harris , and Tammy Baldwin all released statements on Wednesday morning. Franken, the second-term senator who was accused last month by Los Angeles radio personality LeeAnn Tweeden of groping her during a 2006 USO tour, has since been rocked with claims from women who say he grabbed their butts or breasts while posing for photos at events including the Minnesota State Fair. (more...)
British PM Theresa May was target of assassination plot, court hears British PM Theresa May was target of assassination plot, court hears
- December 07, 2017

The pair was arrested in London and Birmingham on November 28 by the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command. The plan was "in essence an extreme Islamist suicide plot against Downing Street" by two men who have now been arrested, Sky News reported. (more...)
Pizza Hut is Rolling Out Beer and Wine Delivery Pizza Hut is Rolling Out Beer and Wine Delivery
- December 07, 2017

Wine delivery in Phoenix will start in January but details are still up in the air. "We know that beer and wine go great with pizza and we're uniquely positioned to deliver these given many of our restaurants already serve beer and wine", said Stacy Lynn Bourgeois, Pizza Hut's director of brand marketing. (more...)
SoCal Wildfires Continue To Spread: 50500+ Acres Burning, 2 Counties SoCal Wildfires Continue To Spread: 50500+ Acres Burning, 2 Counties
- December 07, 2017

Los Angeles Mission College's Main Campus at 13356 Eldridge Ave. and the East Campus at 12890 Harding St., both in Sylmar, were closed for the day. Some 105 patients were being voluntarily evacuated from Mountain View Convalescent Center on Fenton Ave in Sylmar, said LAFD, noting that they had no reported injuries from any civilians. (more...)
Chad Morris leaves SMU, becomes Arkansas head coach Chad Morris leaves SMU, becomes Arkansas head coach
- December 07, 2017

The Razorbacks have been scouring the coaching market since firing Bret Bielema on November 24 following a 4-8 season in 2017. Morris, 49, had a 14-22 record as the coach at SMU, but his team's performance had improved dramatically over the past three seasons. (more...)
Florida State reportedly hiring Oregon's Willie Taggart to replace Jimbo Fisher Florida State reportedly hiring Oregon's Willie Taggart to replace Jimbo Fisher
- December 06, 2017

The 6-foot-3, 170-pound defensive back, out of Wesley Chapel High School (Zephyrhills, Florida), was the most likely prospect to decommit in Oregon's class if Taggart left for Florida State . After firing both the offensive and defensive coordinators following the 2014 campaign, he steered USF to an 8-5 record in 2015, leasing them to their first bowl game in five years. (more...)
Russia Has Been Banned From Competing In The 2018 Winter Olympics Russia Has Been Banned From Competing In The 2018 Winter Olympics
- December 06, 2017

Those athletes who do go to the Games, which start on February 9, will participate under the name "Olympic Athlete from Russian Federation". Bobsledder Alexei Voyevod, who was last month stripped of the two gold medals he won at the Sochi Olympics, said he would be "proud" of any Russian athletes who boycott the games. (more...)
Aspiring rapper, Palm Beach County retiree become buds through 'Words with Friends' Aspiring rapper, Palm Beach County retiree become buds through 'Words with Friends'
- December 06, 2017

For anyone who needed reminding that not everything about the internet is a awful garbage fire, please allow me to introduce you to Spencer and Roz. Photos of their reunion in West Palm Beach are just too heartwarming! Spencer, 22, posted pictures of their meet up to Twitter. As of Monday, the tweet has more than 1 million likes, 240,000 retweets and 5,000 comments. (more...)
Mueller Demands Trump's Deutsche Bank Account Details, Where President Owes Millions Mueller Demands Trump's Deutsche Bank Account Details, Where President Owes Millions
- December 06, 2017

A USA official with knowledge of Mueller's probe said one reason for the subpoenas was to find out whether Deutsche Bank may have sold some of Trump's mortgage or other loans to Russian state development bank VEB or other Russian banks that now are under US and European Union sanctions. (more...)
Airliner Witnessed North Korean Missile Test Airliner Witnessed North Korean Missile Test
- December 06, 2017

In a message shared with staff, Cathay general manager Mark Hoey said the crew had described seeing the missile "blow up and fall apart", the South China Morning Post reported . The country has accelerated its missile programme this year, firing 23 missiles in 16 tests since February, according to reports. He added that a separate Cathay Pacific flight, CX096, "might have been the closest [to the missile test], at a few hundred miles laterally", although there have been no reports from ... (more...)
Yemen civil war leader killed by enemy group Yemen civil war leader killed by enemy group
- December 05, 2017

It was not immediately possible to confirm the authenticity of the video, which was circulating widely on social media. The Houthis' Interior Ministry said Saleh was killed by rebels from the Shiite group. Saleh ruled for 33 years before being toppled in 2012 during popular protests. Former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh officially broke with his Houthi militia allies, calling on his supporters to rise up against them across the country. (more...)
FCC: FCC: "Desperate" net neutrality supporters won't delay vote
- December 05, 2017

He said that his office's own review of the public filings showed that about 1 million comments may have used names that were in fact stolen identities. "It is clear that our process for serving the public interest is broken and I do not believe that the agency should move forward until a credible investigation is completed". (more...)
May travels to Brussels without Ireland deal May travels to Brussels without Ireland deal
- December 05, 2017

This week began with the DUP leader, Arlene Foster, reminding the EU, Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Theresa May that, whether they like it or not, her party holds some cards in the Brexit game. London has broadly agreed to numerous EU's divorce terms, including paying out something like 50 billion euros. While for months a divorce settlement on financial issues between the United Kingdom and the European Union represented the biggest hurdle to progress in talks, the United Kingdom ... (more...)
India squad for South Africa Test series announced India squad for South Africa Test series announced
- December 05, 2017

Meanwhile, wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel has also earned a recall, having last played against England in December a year ago. Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan and Lokes Rahul will compete for the opening spots while Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane comprise the middle order. (more...)
Poland condemns North Korea long-range missile test Poland condemns North Korea long-range missile test
- December 04, 2017

Now both the nature and the timing of North Korea's missile launch suggests that Kim Jong Un can hold the White House under threat, and has no interest any olive branches it extends. "You don't bully or play games with nuclear weapons", Haley said. "The major supplier of that oil is China". The US's ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, on Wednesday said that the US was not seeking war with North Korea but that the latest launch "brings us closer to war". (more...)
Metropolitan Opera investigating James Levine misconduct allegations Metropolitan Opera investigating James Levine misconduct allegations
- December 04, 2017

New York's Metropolitan Opera says it will look into allegations that Levine sexually abused a teenager in the mid-1980s. It's alleged the abuse began whilst Levine, now 74, was Guest Conductor at the Ravina Music Festival, in Chicago - a post he held for more than two decades. (more...)
Mostly sunny skies and warm temps Saturday afternoon Mostly sunny skies and warm temps Saturday afternoon
- December 04, 2017

Most of central and eastern Kansas will remain warm on Monday as the cold front will not blow through until late afternoon. As of 1 p.m. Friday , temperatures in New Jersey range from 43 in High Point to 55 in multiple spots in Cape May County, the state climatologist's office says. (more...)
Top FBI agent removed from Mueller's team over anti-Trump texts Top FBI agent removed from Mueller's team over anti-Trump texts
- December 04, 2017

He sent the text messages to Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer who also left the Mueller investigation this past summer. The messages from Mr. Strzok were discovered in the course of that internal review. "The DOJ has now expressed - on a Saturday, just hours after the press reports on Strzok's dismissal appeared - a sudden willingness to comply with some of the committee's long-standing demands", Nunes said. (more...)
'Grave provocation': North Korea condemns air-war games 'Grave provocation': North Korea condemns air-war games
- December 04, 2017

On Tuesday, North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile which flew for approximately 50 minutes, soared 2,800 miles into space and achieved the highest altitude and longest flight duration of any North Korean trial launch to date. (more...)