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Trump Asked Xi To Resolve UCLA Basketball Player Case


President Trump personally asked Chinese leader Xi Jinping to help resolve the case of three UCLA basketball players who were arrested for shoplifting while in China for a tournament last week, according to a report Monday. After Trump's entreaties, Jinping reportedly said he would look into it and make sure the players were treated fairly and expeditiously. Ball, 18, is the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball and the son of Big Baller Brand entrepreneur LaVar ... Read More »

Recovered video leads to new charges in Penn State fraternity death


The Pennsylvania district attorney filed new charges against fraternity brothers in the death of a Penn State pledge . Parks Miller said tampering with evidence and two other misdemeanors were filed against Braxton Becker, the fraternity's house manager, who allegedly secretly deleted the basement video in front of police officers on February 6. Read More »

Supreme Court takes up First Amendment challenge to California abortion law


An activist holds a rosary while ralling against abortion outside City Hall in Los Angeles, California September 29, 2015. The law applies to facilities "whose primary goal is providing family planning or pregnancy-related services". Centers not licensed by the State of California must post a notice that they are not a licensed medical facility. The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled against the centers previous year. Read More »

George HW Bush apologizes after sixth woman alleges groping


Roslyn Corrigan spoke about the alleged incident with Time magazine , explaining that Bush grabbed her buttocks while she and her mom were posing with him for a picture in 2003. Bush's spokesperson, Jim McGrath , has not denied the claims, instead acknowledging in one statement that on occasion that Bush "patted women's rears in what he meant to be a good-natured manner". Read More »

Parliament to get binding vote on final Brexit deal


Mr Davis, reiterating comments made previously by ministers, said: "A meaningful vote is a vote which allows you to say you want the deal or you don't want the deal, and that won't be any different". Brexit Secretary announces MPs will have the right to vote down any final Brexit deal . Chuka Umunna and Chris Leslie derided Davis' concession as a ploy before tomorrow's debate. Read More »

Following freaky attack, Sen. Rand Paul returns to work


Boucher pleaded not guilty Thursday to misdemeanor fourth degree assault charges. That "conceptual mark" outlined by the Utah lawmaker has several key differences with a House plan - notably the Senate's call for completely ending deductions for state and local taxes - and Paul has said he wants to ensure "everyone gets a cut". Read More »

Judges bribery case: SC reserves order


A three-judge bench comprising Justices RK Agrawal, Arun Mishra and AM Khanwilkar reserved the order after a 90-minute hearing in which advocate Kamini Jaiswal and her lawyers including senior advocate Shanti Bhushan and counsel Prashant Bhushan were questioned for filing two identical petitions with similarly-worded averments and annexures. Read More »

John Oliver teaches Trump a lesson on Nazis, Colin Kaepernick and coal

Donald Trump's least presidential moments so far. Also, Frederick Douglass is dead. John Oliver tackled the latest controversies of the Trump administration on Sunday's " Last Week Tonight ". To close his show, Oliver enlisted the help of Tom Hanks , as he surprised his audience with a trailer of a faux-Warren G. Harding biopic set for release next year. Read More »

Firearms amnesty launches in Milton Keynes


Guns and ammunition can be surrendered at police stations across the United Kingdom but anyone handing in a firearm, ammunition or any other weapon during the surrender is advised to check the opening times of your station online or call 101. Read More »

Jammu: Only 50000 per day allowed for Vaishno Devi pilgrimage


Similarly, in an attempt to limit the impact of visitors on religious artifacts, the Supreme Court in October approved new norms regarding visits to the famous Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain. Additionally, the green panel directed the concerned authorities to levy an environmental compensation of Rs. 2000 on anyone who was found littering the area. Read More »

Hardik's hotel room video with woman adds 'sleaze' to Gujarat polls


What else can one expect from the BJP? "So just wait, watch and enjoy". In 2015 too, an alleged sex tape featuring Hardik Patel had hit the internet. The video is being shared on social media, with the message that the man is Hardik Patel. "Unless he is forcing himself on any woman, he can't be attacked", Javadekar was quoted as saying. Read More »

'He had demons': Ex-wife of Texas church shooter speaks out


The morbid admission came in Facebook messages starting in 2014, Edwards said, after the two reconnected in civilian life. Texas gunman, Devin Kelley's ex-wife said he abused her and threatened to kill her entire family. Kelley died after the attack in what is believed to be a self-inflicted shooting . The failure enabled Kelley to buy weapons that his conviction should have barred. Read More »

PSL 3 draft ceremony kicks off with renowned Cricket stars


Multan Sultans have picked South African spin-bowler Imran Tahir . Lahore Qalandars: Brendon McCullum (c), Umar Akmal, Sunil Narine, Fakhar Zaman, Yasir Shah, Cameron Delport , Aamer Yamin, Bilawal Bhatti, Sohail Khan, Chris Lynn , Mustafizur Rahman , Bilal Asif , Raza Hasan , Sohail Akhtar , Shaheen Shah Afridi , Ghulam Mudassar . Read More »

Dead and Kid Survives in Crash on I-94 Near Detroit


The only survivor, a two-year-old, was secured in a auto seat. "The baby was in the vehicle seat", a crash witness told WXYZ . All Eastbound lanes of I-94 at Allard just before 8 Mile are closed after an early morning crash. Initial investigation showed a 2006 Buick SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed in the left lane and passing other vehicles when the driver lost control, crossed three lanes of traffic and struck the bridge, police said. Read More »

Chairman: House won't agree to nix property tax deduction


For Massachusetts residents, and for people in other states that have a state income tax, one of the biggest changes proposed is the elimination of the state and local tax deduction. "If we cut revenue a lot, that makes it more likely we're going to have to cut Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security, and people in Berkshire County depend a lot on those things". Read More »

Long Island weather: Rain likely, highs in mid 40s


Through the rest of tonight , we will have partly cloudy skies with no chance for rain. Tuesday , there is a 20 percent chance of drizzle before noon, then a slight chance of showers or drizzle after noon. Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with showers possible, especially early. Highs will be in the upper 50s. Wednesday has a mix of sun and clouds and highs are in the mid and upper 50s. Read More »

Sudanese president to visit Uganda to fix bilateral ties


A source at the foreign affairs ministry said Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's visit is part of the ongoing efforts to resolve the conflict in South Sudan. Sudan imports 20% of Uganda coffee and is the single biggest export market for the product from which about $100 million is earned. A delegation from the Sudanese Standards and Metrology Organization visited Uganda from November 5-8, 2017 to inspect the coffee testing/quality assurance facilities of Uganda Coffee Development Authority, ... Read More »

2 dead, 2 wounded in Atlanta concert shooting say police


Atlanta Police spokesman Sgt. John Chafee told news outlets that officers responding to a report at the Masquerade at Underground Atlanta found four people shot Sunday night. I'm in shock and at a loss of words for the senseless violence. Police are now searching for him and are asking witnesses to call the Atlanta Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS. Read More »

Second Lib proposes same-sex marriage bill


So, what can we expect to happen when the results are revealed? IT'S the controversial topic that's been making national headlines for the past few months, and it's all culminating to the definitive moment on Wednesday when the results of the same-sex marriage survey are broadcast around the nation. Read More »

Slain Green Beret Melgar Murdered After Discovery of SEAL Embezzlement

Melgar was pronounced dead by asphyxiation later that morning. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is probing the June 4 death of Army Staff Sgt. Africa Command immediately suspected foul play. An Africa Command official who saw the autopsy report said no drugs or alcohol were found in Melgar's system at the time of his death, and another source believes he forewent alcohol entirely, according to the Daily Beast. Read More »

Abe pushes for early entry into force of TPP trade deal


The next day, Trudeau failed to appear as scheduled for a meeting of the 11 TPP countries on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation leaders' summit - a meeting that was subsequently cancelled by the co-chair, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Read More »

Modi, Trump likely to meet at ASEAN summit today


In a joint statement issued after the commemorative summit, the United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN ) affirmed their resolve to keep peace, security and stability in the region, apart from pushing for strong economic engagement. Read More »

Not Delhi, Varanasi tops list of India's most polluted cities


Notably, pollution level is categorised as "severe" when the AQI ranges between 401 and 500, which affects healthy people and seriously impacts those with existing diseases. "We have achieved some things-often in the face of enormous odds-and we have provided some solutions". Over 20 flights have been delayed so far. In fact, on 10 days between September 10 and October 9, the air quality was either "satisfactory" or "good'. Read More »

'Rare opportunity': Pentagon confirms joint drill of 3 aircraft carriers in Pacific


The training is expected to showcase the military strength and U.S. alliance with Japan and South Korea amid the ongoing conflict with North Korea, according to information obtained by Association Press. The official added that exercises closest to Korea involved USA and South Korean ships, while those closest to Japan involved US and Japanese forces. Read More »

Trump nominates former pharma exec Azar for head of HHS

Azar also served as the former Deputy Secretary of the HHS under former President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2007. Prior to serving in the Trump administration, Price was a USA representatives from Georgia's 6th congressional district from 2005-2017. Read More »

European Union states to sign joint defence pact


EU diplomats told RFE/RL on condition of anonymity that Britain's decision previous year to quit the bloc and U.S. President Donald Trump's push for European allies to raise their contributions to the defense of the continent have prompted EU members to act. Read More »