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May speaks to Trump, expresses opinion on Jerusalem


United Nations General Assembly will hold a rare emergency special session tomorrow at the request of Arab and Muslim countries on US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The vote will take place in the General Assembly on Thursday in an emergency session scheduled after the United States vetoed the same measure in the Security Council on Monday. Read More »

Democrats Sue to Keep GOP Congressman Accused of Sexual Harassment on Ballot


The Texas GOP did not immediately return a Law&Crime request for comment. The party claimed victory Wednesday, saying state elections officials had signaled they couldn't force Farenthold's name to remain. In a federal court hearing Tuesday morning in Austin, a lawyer for the state, Esteban Soto, emphasized that the secretary of state has no authority to force the party to turn over Farenthold's name as part of its list of all primary candidates. Read More »

Dog with untreated diabetes rescued in Escondido


Johnwick said an influx of puppies on their end, though, may explain the recent spike. "We can't even put into words how exciting these last couple weeks of the year are with this adoption drive", said Olson. The dogs are a range of sizes and ages; cats are all mixed-breed adult. "They need to come in for a good examination and to begin vaccinations and to check for the presence of any internal parasites", Anderson said. Read More »

Twinkle Khanna didn't want Akshay Kumar to star in PadMan; know why?

The Padman hero was asked about his expectations for the film and the research he went through for the biopic, he said, "I didn't do the research my wife did it". Our cricketers have their own pads and they are busy with that. The film, which also marks Twinkle Khanna aka Mrs Funnybones' debut as a film producer, is heading for a January 26 release. Read More »

Trump express solidarity with Saudi King after missile attack


The Huthis said "the target of the ballistic missile was a large gathering of Saudi regime leaders in Yamamah Palace", where King Salman - hours later - unveiled the country's 2018 budget. "With every Iranian missile fired by the Houthi militia against civilian targets, the necessity of (Operation) Decisive Storm becomes clear", United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash wrote on his Twitter account. Read More »

Congress Sends Trump Tax-Cut Bill in First GOP Legislative Win


Nothing at this point is going to change that. In 2019, about 48% of households will receive a tax cut of greater than $500, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation. In the op-ed, the former mayor noted that at a Wall Street Journal event attended by CEOs, an editor asked the audience whether the tax cut would lead the business leaders to invest more. Read More »

Abducted West Virginia teen may be in extreme danger


The sheriff's department says Rider is a convicted sex offender and parole absconder in West Virginia and is also believed to be armed and unsafe. Officials say they believe they may be headed to Florida or California in a silver sedan. The statement says Rider should be considered armed and unsafe. She has brown eyes and blonde hair, according to a report from our sister station WCHS. Read More »

Chicago boy, 5, shot in 2016, accidentally shoots self in hand


The boy's mother, D'Antignay Brashear, told The Associated Press previous year that she was holding the boy's hand when she heard the sound of gunfire and looked down to see a bullet had fractured her son's jaw and shattered some teeth before it went out his other cheek. Read More »

Syrian Baby Who Lost His Eye To Violence Inspires Social Movement

More than 100 children require immediate evacuation and five have already died because of a lack of medical care, according to the UN's children's agency. But the #SolidarityWithKarim campaign using them to raise awareness about the plight of children trapped in the Eastern Ghouta was only begun last week by Amer al-Mohilbany, a freelance photographer. Read More »

Trump threatens Jerusalem opponents with US funding cutoff


Speaking at the White House, Mr Trump said: "They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars and then they vote against us". Haley followed the letter by tweeting: "At the United Nations we're always asked to do more & give more". The draft resolution says any decisions on Jerusalem's status have no legal effect and should be rescinded. Read More »

Trump likely to save millions under tax plan, experts say

Trump could also take advantage of benefits that will lift specific business sectors, including a last-minute tax deduction that helps many owners of high-value commercial real estate, the industry where he first made his fortune. "As part of this reform, we will eliminate the carried interest deduction and other special interest loopholes that have been so good for Wall Street investors, and for people like me, but unfair to American workers". Read More »

Rand Paul threatens to filibuster long-term surveillance extension

The information yields intelligence that helps prevent terrorist plots, cyberattacks and other threats, according to US intelligence and law enforcement officials. Though the Section 702 reauthorization was long believed to rest on inserting something that gave the appearance of "reform" without angering the leadership by amounting to any actual reform, they appear to have been unable to thread that needle, and now it is expected that a short-term extension will be rushed through the delay ... Read More »

British PM May not expected to name new deputy on Thursday


May's defense minister , Michael Fallon , quit last month for unspecified conduct which he said had fallen below required standards. Butan official report by the UK Cabinet Office found that statements he had made about being unaware of pornographic material found on his computer were "inaccurate and misleading" and as such fell short of the ministerial code. Read More »

Astana holding 8th round of talks on Syrian settlement


A ministry spokesman said that delegations from Russia, Iran and Turkey along with Syrian regime representatives and a 20-strong opposition delegation had all arrived in Astana. "All the participant delegations have arrived in Astana". But representatives of the opposition have expressed fears the congress could prove a distraction from the United Nations negotiations. Read More »

More heavy rain Saturday. cooling and dry for Christmas

The front may still bring rain to the local area in the early morning before cool and dry conditions return for the afternoon. This isn't going to turn into a big snowstorm, but there will be snow falling and the roads will be cold and slippery. Read More »

Trump's administration approves lethal arms sales to Ukraine - US State Department


The US State Department on Wednesday approves license for Ukraine to buy light weapons of up to.50 caliber that include combat shotguns, silencers and military scopes from US manufacturers. Zakharova went on to say arming Ukraine would further inflame tensions and push Ukraine "towards reckless new military decisions". These weapons address a specific vulnerability of Ukrainian forces fighting a Russian-backed separatist movement in two eastern provinces. Read More »

29 dead in S.Korean fire tragedy


The blaze began in a auto parked on the first floor and spread, one official told Reuters. Firefighters search for missing persons after a fire broke out in an eight-storey building in Jecheon. Rescuers took a group of survivors to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, according to authorities. The building had several restaurants and leisure facilities, including a gym, the public bath and an indoor golf practice facility, the officials said. Read More »

Nikki Haley Lays Down Law To UN On Anti-US Jerusalem Vote

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki said that the draft resolution to be voted on by the United Nations General Assembly today does not mean "we bear hostility to the US". In the days leading up to the vote, Haley and President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia ... Read More »

Meet Zanco tiny t1, world's smallest phone


Dubbed as Zanco Tiny T1 , the phone has now been listed on a Kickstarter campaign and it has achieved $ 36,212 (roughly Rs. 23.2 lakh) of its $33,480 (roughly Rs. With the 32MB of storage, the device can store 50 messages and 50 incoming and outgoing calls. The phone is powered by a MediaTek MTK6261D motherboard with a 32MB RAM space. Read More »

Birmingham will host 2022 Commonwealth Games in place of Durban


The Games were originally given to Durban in 2015 but the South African city was stripped of them earlier this year after financial difficulties. The upcoming Commonwealth Games take place next year on the Gold Coast in Australia. Birmingham has been at the centre of a dispute about female council staff's pay and seen rubbish build up in its streets in a battle with binmen over pay, but is understood to have given assurances to the Government and the Commonwealth federation. Read More »

Two Confederate statues removed from Memphis, TN parks


Statues of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest were removed from two public parks after a unanimous city council vote. Police had cordoned off the area around the statue. The removal of the Davis statue in Fourth Bluff Park went faster. The Memphis NAACP praised Mayor Strickland and the city council in a statement . Read More »

EU's top court rules that Uber is a taxi service


The company had argued it should be classified as a digital platform that connects drivers and passengers and, therefore, shouldn't be treated like a traditional taxi company. The court said that Uber provided "more than an intermediation service". In a surprisingly quick turn of events, the court has decided that Uber is, in fact, a taxi company, and should be regulated as such. Read More »

IAF Orders 83 Tejas MK 1A Fighters From HAL


These 83 Tejas, includes 73 Mark-1A upgraded versions, and 10 trainer versions of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). The official letter comes more than a year after the Defence Acquisition Council, headed by then defence minister Manohar Parrikar, approved the procurement of 83 Tejas in Mark-1 configuration. Read More »

In 3-day camp, Congress to introspect on Gujarat loss


Furthermore, PM Modi's image of a global leader, the advantage of being a Gujarati, his commitment towards mild Hindutva without ignoring the interests of minorities, and above all, his agenda of development paid very well for the BJP. "It was thought that the Congress will not be able to fight the BJP in Gujarat... Although we could not form the government, a message has been sent across that the BJP can have a tough time fighting the Congress even in the home state of (Prime Minister) ... Read More »