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US making plans for 'bloody nose' military attack on North Korea


Bossert also said Microsoft had traced the attack to cyber affiliates of the North Korean government, and others in the security community have contributed their analysis. In an unusual twist, Hutchins was arrested months later by the Federal Bureau of Investigation during a visit to the USA; he pleaded not guilty and now awaits trial on charges he created unrelated forms of malware. Read More »

Suspended NY Times reporter returning to paper


Vox reported, another woman said that how she felt after an unwanted sexual encounter with Thrush, she said, "I hate feeling obligated to make him think I think everything is fine". He also offered conciliatory words for other women. None of the women cited in the article worked at The Times . Times lawyer Charlotte Behrendt led an internal investigation against Thrush that "involved interviews with more than 30 people in NY and Washington, both inside and outside The Times ", ... Read More »

PDP Loses Another Reps Member To APC


Meanwhile, member of the Board of Trustees, BoT of the party, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, was quick to dissociate himself and Chief Bode George who he supported during the penultimate weekend's national convention from the group. He said, "We learnt that they are building more prisons". Just a few years ago, the party controlled more than 60 per cent of the National Assembly membership as well as no fewer than 23 of the 36 states of the federation. Read More »

NASCAR legend Richard Childress shoots at home invaders


Officials says a window beside a door knob was broken and an alarm was set off. The Sheriff's office released surveillance camera footage of the burglars on Facebook, showing that their were faces covered and they were holding what appear to be guns. Read More »

Magnitude 5.2 quake felt in Iran capital


The head of the Iranian Red Crescent's Relief and Rescue Organisation, Morteza Salimi, said 97 people were injured. The epicentre of the tremor was located about 40 kilometres west of the capital. Iran's deadliest quake in recent years was a 6.6-magnitude tremor that struck the southeast in 2003, decimating the ancient mud-brick city of Bam and killing at least 31,000 people. Read More »

Bihar CM announces ex-gratia for boiler blast victims' kin


The injured persons are said to be critical and have sustained 90 percent burns. While four workers died on the spot, two others died at the Sadar Hospital in Gopalganj. People gathered outside the mill. Angry over the deaths, hundreds of locals protested and set ablaze vehicles of the mill owner parked in the premises on Thursday. Read More »

The Morgan Stanley Sells 338045 Shares of Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE)

Putnam FL Investment Management Co. purchased a new position in shares of Nucor in the third quarter worth $4,707,000. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, July 6. 15,131 shares were sold by FERRIOLA JOHN J , worth $913,959. In other news, insider Ladd R. Hall sold 17,583 shares of Nucor stock in a transaction on Friday, November 3rd. Read More »

Pence delays Mideast visit amid anger over Jerusalem shift

A Foreign Ministry spokesman told The Times of Israel the measures "were being taken down and kept for the visit whenever it takes place". That's a disappointment, not just to our administration but to the American people. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas had originally meant to meet with Pence but pulled out of the West Bank meeting after denouncing Trump's decision. Read More »

Fresh government plans crack down on "feudal" leasehold practices


HOUSE buyers will be protected from leasehold rip-offs under a new crackdown confirmed today. This was a rise on the previous year, 2014 to 2015, when there were 1.2 million leasehold houses. As far back as July, the government appeared to be gunning for rip-off freeholders and builders selling homes with escalating ground rents, or selling the freehold for substantial profit resulting in rising fees and premiums to leaseholders . Read More »

Maritime Disaster: Ferry carrying 251 people capsizes


Quezon police director Rhoderick Armamento said as quoted by the Straits Times that the most of the passengers have been rescued. Student Donel Mendiola, one of the survivors, told the station by telephone: "The wind suddenly picked up and the boat was forced to stop when the bow started taking in water". Read More »

British mother Nazanin Ratcliffe eligible for early release


But the family were given hope days before Christmas after her Iranian lawyer told her husband, Richard Ratcliffe, she is eligible for early release. She is serving five years in prison after being charged with planning to topple the Iranian government, which she denies. Read More »

Two N. Korean Men Defect Via East Sea


This morning, another soldier, whose personal details weren't immediately disclosed, used a different section of the border to defect and there was no shootout, according to South Korea's Defense Ministry. Word from the National Intelligence Service (NIS) in South Korea makes it clear that recent cryptocurrency hacks that took $6.99 million U.S. in tokens of various types this year could be traced back to North Korea. Read More »

People Injured In Melbourne After Car Hits Pedestrians


Officers say the main suspect is a 32-year-old Australian national of Afghan descent who has a history of drug use & mental health issues. "Having said that, however, we continue to support this investigation with our counter-terrorism command to ensure that there isn't that connection and there is no ongoing threat". Read More »

Why Vladimir Putin Is Thanking President Trump


Mr Putin told Mr Trump that Russia's special services would hand over information on terror threats to their United States counterparts, it added. The Kremlin said Putin told Trump during the call that the information provided by the Central Intelligence Agency also was sufficient to track down and detain a group of suspects that was planning to bomb the Kazan Cathedral and other sites in the city. Read More »

Barcelona look set to sign Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho in January


If the move comes to fruition, Coutinho will join fellow Brazilian and summer signing Paulinho who's talked up the prospect of signing him. Coutinho, according to the report, would thus sign a five-year deal worth €12m a year in wages - equivalent to €230,000-a-week (£203,000-a-week). Read More »

Marvin Compper completes medical ahead of Celtic move


I was playing in good teams but never won a title. "It was our spirit and our togetherness and the point I'm trying to make is that of course we're looking at recruitment and where we can strengthen all over the pitch, but that isn't our only priority". Read More »

Top Democrat says Trump firing of Mueller could provoke 'constitutional crisis'

Warner, of Virginia, is the vice chairman of the Intel committee, which is conducting its own investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Until now, Trump's legal team has repeatedly pledged cooperation with Mueller's office. While conspiracy theories like the one Trump Jr. floated on Tuesday seem far-fetched to many , attacks like these could play a very real role in influencing how Americans - especially those who support his dad - view Mueller's investigation. Read More »

Rosie O'Donnell faces conservative backlash after offering to pay GOP senators


Rosie O'Donnell could be in big trouble for offering millions to GOP senators to vote against the new tax bill. In the end, both Collins and Flake voted for the GOP tax bill. If you caught a glimpse of a celebrity in the wild, let us know. "How about you help fund their opponents if they vote the wrong way, pretty sure that's legal", the user added. Read More »

Veterinarian in Harahan accused of killing neighbor's dog due to incessant barking


She is accused of shooting Bruizer, a 15-month-old American bull dog, in her next-door neighbor's yard on December 13. The drugs, diazepam and adderall, were obtained through prescriptions intended for Folse's pets, WVUE reported . When Fitzner's mother was passing by the home later that day, she noticed Bruizer lying motionless in the grass. Folse, who was employed at Abadie Veterinary Hospital, the same hospital where Bruiser was taken after being shot, is accused of sending text ... Read More »

Check out the 'world's saddest' Christmas tree


It promptly attracted attention for its shabby, sad look and half-bare branches. "It could become a Montreal tradition - instead of having a magnificent, ideal tree every year, you have one that's authentic, crooked, a little weird with personality that could be super original and a mark of distinction for Montreal", said Philippe Pelletier, who's part of the group overseeing the tree. Read More »

China and Russia Challenge US Influence


He said that the new USA security strategy shows "an unwillingness to give up the idea of a unipolar world - moreover, an insistent unwillingness, disregard for a multipolar world". Trump's speech has been widely interpreted among Chinese diplomatic observers as a sign that Beijing's attempts to steer China-US relations in a more harmonious direction have failed, according to the SCMP . Read More »

Damian Green resignation letter in full


On November 4 of this year Mr Green says the suggestion that porn was found on his computer were "completely untrue". He also admitted he deeply regretted the distress caused to the Tory activist Kate Maltby, who claimed he had made unwanted sexual advances towards her in a bar and over text messages. Read More »

Susan Collins' Tax Bill Vote Is Under Fire & She Says That's Sexist


Resistance groups gathered at Republican lawmakers' offices on Monday in a final push to defeat the tax bill that's expected to leave 13 million without health insurance, send the deficit soaring by almost $1.5 trillion, and raise taxes for working American families while ensuring a permanent tax cut for corporations and the wealthy. Read More »

US Vetoes UN Security Council Resolution Voiding Trump's Jerusalem Move


Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said the Palestinians would seek a rare emergency special session of the 193-member U.N. General Assembly on Trump's decision. Over the summer and throughout the fall, several senior administration officials described the president's prioritization of Israeli-Palestinian peace as a lofty goal with "many positive benefits" for the region as a whole. Read More »

At Least 12 Dead In Tourist Bus Crash In Mexico

The dead include a child, the agency said in a statement. In a statement provided to Travel Agent , Royal Caribbean said: "Our hearts go out to all those involved in the bus accident in Costa Maya ". The bodies were being transferred to the forensics service for identification and subsequent notification of consular authorities. Celebrity Equinox departed from Port Miami on Saturday, while the Serenade of the Seas left Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Friday. Read More »

Boy's 911 Call Sends Grinch To Jail


MS boy Clarion Ledger called the police after watching a video online, which showed the fictional character 'stealing Christmas'. He responds with a simple answer: "I want ya'll to come to my house and take him to jail". Police Officer Lauren Develle heard about the call and wanted to give Tylon a visit. With help from police, TyLon then takes the man dressed up as the Grinch and places him in a holding room, locking the door behind him. Read More »