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FBI Agent Shoots, Kills Guy Who Was Supposed to Be Rescued

FBI Agent Shoots, Kills Guy Who Was Supposed to Be Rescued Once the men left, the boy was able to free himself with scissors and run to a neighbor to call police when he couldn't find his father outside. During his meeting with police, he received a call from someone who claimed to be from a Mexican drug cartel, who demanded $20K for Villadares, KHOU reports . [Full Article...]

Images show the shocking scale of flooding in Paris

Images show the shocking scale of flooding in Paris The Vigicrues flooding agency scaled back its peak predictions for the river in the capital, saying it will top out at 5.9m to 6m tomorrow evening at the earliest, compared with 6.2m previously. Only a few Paris residents have been forced to leave their homes on the Seine riverbanks. It's enough to worry Joao de Macedo, janitor at a residential building in Paris's upscale 16th Arrondissement... [Full Article...]

Stay of execution ordered for inmate Vernon Madison

Stay of execution ordered for inmate Vernon Madison In the three decades since, Madison's lawyers say he's suffered multiple strokes and now has vascular dementia. Madison's attorneys also fought the execution by saying a series of strokes have left him with dementia. Now on his second appeal, Madison argues his death sentence is unconstitutional because it was not given by a jury. His execution will be the first in Alabama in 2018 if it goes ahe... [Full Article...]

Who Wins And Loses From Tariff Placed On Solar Imports

Who Wins And Loses From Tariff Placed On Solar Imports USA manufacturer Solyndra, famous for going bust after being receiving large government loans, claimed to have been undercut by the flood of cheap panels from China. The plan heavily supports the dying fossil fuel industry and could cause a massive trade war. CHANG: And what about customers, people who have been enjoying the dropping prices of solar panels the last few years? "Solar is just boom... [Full Article...]

Turkey 'will expand its Kurdish offensive' to Iraq border

Turkey 'will expand its Kurdish offensive' to Iraq border Erdogan said President Donald Trump asked him "not to criticize us so much" during their telephone call on Wednesday. Following the Erdogan-Trump telephone talks, the U.S. The situation between Turkey and Kurdish fighters is a "distraction", White said. In a statement released by Hawar news agency, the de facto official media channel of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Kurd... [Full Article...]

Trump again threatens to cut off aid to Palestinians

Trump again threatens to cut off aid to Palestinians King Abdullah said Jerusalem had to be part of a comprehensive peace settlement between Israelis and Palestinians - a stance backed by the European Union and by all American presidents before Trump . A spokesman for president Mahmud Abbas said they would not meet with the United States administration until it withdrew its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. [Full Article...]

Justice Dept. demands documents from sanctuary cities, threatens subpoenas

Justice Dept. demands documents from sanctuary cities, threatens subpoenas WASHINGTON-Again displaying hatred of immigrants in general and Latinos in particular, GOP President Donald Trump and his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions , struck out against 19 sanctuary cities , Cook County, Ill., and the states of California, Illinois and Oregon. [Full Article...]

NK hockey players join S. Korean team for training

NK hockey players join S. Korean team for training North Korea issued an announcement directed at "all Koreans at home and overseas", calling for better relations with South Korea and "a breakthrough for independent reunification", according to the state-run Korean Central News Agency. The State Department said Thursday the US could support North Korea's call for reunification of the Korean Peninsula , but denuclearizing the North is the first ... [Full Article...]

Smith Dead: The Fall Lead Singer Dies at 60

Smith Dead: The Fall Lead Singer Dies at 60 The statement by Pam Van Damned gave no details but said an update would follow in the coming days. The band had canceled a string of shows past year because of what Vander described as Mr. Mark E Smith". She was often credited with bringing the band into a more mainstream, pop-orientated sound, and rejoined the band for two albums in 1995 and 1996. [Full Article...]

Senate Confirms Alex Azar as Trump's New Health Secretary

Senate Confirms Alex Azar as Trump's New Health Secretary Pro-life groups were delighted by the vote and Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser praised his confirmation in a statement to LifeNews: "We congratulate Alex Azar on being confirmed as head of HHS". HHS has already taken several steps that are expected to limit participation in Obamacare exchanges in 2018, including slashing the open enrollment period in half and cutting adve... [Full Article...]

White House Teases Major Immigration Reform Framework to be Introduced Next Week

White House Teases Major Immigration Reform Framework to be Introduced Next Week The Senate's No. 2 Democrat , Dick Durbin , asked by a reporter whether Schumer offered Trump $25 billion for the wall in a major concession to the president, did not dispute the figure, but said: "He did it in the context of a negotiation". [Full Article...]

"Murphy Brown" Latest 90s Show to Make TV Comeback, on CBS

Bergen will also be an executive producer. The series was also recognized as part of TV Guide's list of the "25 Greatest TV Characters of All Time". Bergen played investigative TV journalist Murphy Brown for ten seasons on the sitcom, which went off the air in 1998. Again multi-camera, it is the first straight-to-series order for the network's 2018-19 season and comes days after ordering pil... [Full Article...]

Myanmar readies for returning Rohingyas

Myanmar readies for returning Rohingyas The UN refugee agency and other groups have urged a rethink of the plan to send Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar amid fears of forced repatriations and the inability of aid agencies to ensure the safety of hundreds of thousands who fled bloodshed at home. [Full Article...]

Tillerson Calls Out Russia For Not Holding Syrian Regime Accountable

Tillerson Calls Out Russia For Not Holding Syrian Regime Accountable Russian Federation is a close ally of Assad, providing direct military support in Syria against the various rebel groups trying to oust him and also diplomatic cover in the U.N. Nevertheless, Tillerson and others have made clear that defeating ISIS is the administration's primary goal in Syria, and the continued USA troop presence in the country was tied to that effort, and not to Assad's remo... [Full Article...]

North Korea gearing up for massive military parade

North Korea gearing up for massive military parade On Tuesday, the first anniversary of his ascent to the top of the nation's premier spy agency, Mike Pompeo said he has delegated authority to lower-ranking career officials to such an extent that 40% of the decisions that used to be made by his predecessors are "no longer made by me". [Full Article...]

Sydney train hits barrier at Richmond Station, leaves 15 people injured

Sydney train hits barrier at Richmond Station, leaves 15 people injured According to News Limited, passengers and employees were injured when the train crashed just before 10am. Seventeen NSW Ambulance resources, three rescue helicopters and seven NSW Fire and Rescue crews are attending the scene. Witnesses described the incident as "insane". I walked through and seen the blood everywhere. The crash reportedly sent passengers flying through the train . [Full Article...]

GOP says Trump trying to cushion shutdown impact

GOP says Trump trying to cushion shutdown impact In that period, national parks were closed to the public. While the usual crowds swarmed Muir Woods and Alcatraz Saturday, visitors to many of California's most popular national park sites began to experience the inconvenience that comes with fewer rangers, locked restrooms and shuttered information centers. [Full Article...]

Texas high school shooting leaves 1 student wounded

Texas high school shooting leaves 1 student wounded Police and emergency crews are at the scene. The shooting took place at Italy High School in the Ellis County, about 240 km northwest of downtown Houston. The unidentified 16-year-old left campus shortly after he shot the victim, and was arrested without incident. Shook said she had complained about the suspect at least twice before to school officials, including a vice principal. [Full Article...]

Trump Advisers Blocking Deal to End Government Shutdown

Trump Advisers Blocking Deal to End Government Shutdown Before heading into a meeting with senators from both sides of the aisle, Graham laid into White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller to a large assembly of reporters. Some other staff in the White House hold extreme and unrealistic views. Senate Republicans have said they would give Democrats a vote to allow Dreamers - young people brought to this country as children - to stay. [Full Article...]

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Throws out Congressional District Boundaries, Orders Them Redrawn

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Throws out Congressional District Boundaries, Orders Them Redrawn The justices, ruling just days after hearing oral arguments in the case, also state in their order that a new map will be in place by February 19 to use for the primary election scheduled for May 15, according to the case docket . The state Supreme Court has a 5-2 Democratic majority. The court ordered the map redrawn, a move that could net Democrats multiple seats and put them a step close... [Full Article...]


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