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Rescuers continue to search for people in rubble of U.S. mudslide

Santa Barbara County spokeswoman Amber Anderson says the new number tallied Thursday follows sheriff's investigations of missing-persons reports . "(It) surrounded the house, 2 to 3 feet". A man in Montecito, southern California, has captured a video of the dramatic moment a flash flood swept through the street outside his home, as he shouted at a motorist to drive away to safety. Read More »

Trump says fairer deal might coax United States back to Paris climate accord


When announcing the exit, Trump kept the door open to rejoining the pact "on terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers". "One of the great assets of Norway is a thing called water, and they have tremendous hydropower, tremendous". In fact most of your energy or your electricity is produced by hydro. Read More »

Israeli Supreme Court: State Must Justify Why It Won't Repeal Unconstitutional Settlement


A Palestinian teen from the Gaza Strip was killed east of the Burij refugee camp after a live round was sacked into his chest, the Wafa news agency quoted medical sources as saying. For decades, Israel has been in conflict with the Palestinians, who had been seeking diplomatic recognition for their independent state on the territories of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem , which are partially occupied by Israel, and the Gaza Strip. Read More »

Fatal crash closes I-95 northbound in St. Augustine


At 11:42 a.m., the FHP was notified of another crash, at State Road 206, involving two vehicles and at least one seriously injured person that will be taken by air ambulance. Traffic was diverted at the exit, around the overpass and back onto the interstate while the lanes were shut down, the Sheriff's Office said. By 2 p.m., all lanes on the interstate were reopened with the Sheriff's Office warning motorists to use caution as it would take a while for the morning's congestion to clear. Read More »

Trump Comments Highlight Racial Impact Of Migration Platform


What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!' He also proclaimed Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday a federal holiday. Despite Trump's denial, one of the sponsors of the DACA deal who was present at the meeting, Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois), insisted the USA president indeed referred to the countries in question as " s***holes " multiple times during the gathering. Read More »

Florida mother mistakenly robbed, killed in love triangle gone awry


Zengotita-Torres was bound and suffocated with garbage bags, Gibson said. Apparently, the two suspects charged with robbing and killing Zengotita-Torres were hired by a woman named Ishnar Lopez Ramos, who allegedly wanted to murder a woman involved with the same man as she was, police said. Read More »

Will retaliate against new sanctions imposed by US: Iran


The nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers - the US, UK, Russia, France, China, and Germany calls upon Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles created to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology. Read More »

Lindsey Graham: 'I Said My Piece' to Trump Over Vulgar Remarks


The comment was "clearly" racist, said Ebba Kalondo, spokeswoman for AU chief Moussa Faki. Samantha Power, a former US ambassador to the United Nations , wrote on Twitter that she had "never seen a statement like this by African countries directed at the United Nations ". Read More »

U.S. to impose new sanctions on Iran


Retired US military officers, members of the US Congress and former US ambassadors were among 52 US national security experts who signed a letter released on Monday urging Trump not to jeopardize the deal with Iran. The Republican-controlled House would easily walk away from the JCPOA. 'The last administration's refusal to act ultimately emboldened Iran's tyrannical rulers to crack down on the dissent. Read More »

Korea talks ease war fears in Washington, but for how long?


Talking about Pongyang's nuclear and missile programmes today, the Russian President said: "I think that Mr Kim Jong-un has obviously won this round". No sitting USA president is known to have spoken with a North Korean leader. North Korean officials met their southern counterparts on Tuesday for the first such talks in two years. Read More »

Why Virat Kohli must stick to his guns in South Africa


When Pandya with his brutal hitting was shaking the very foundations of the South African pace attack, I wondered would this be the match-winning innings we all were waiting for or be one more addition to the list of individual glory, a consolation prize amidst the gloom of defeat? Kohli backed his decision to play Rohit Sharma and offered no assurances of a possible comeback for his deputy. Read More »

North Korea diplomats say attack on U.S. would be 'suicidal'


The United Nations began imposing sanctions on North Korea in 2006, but tougher measures were invoked in 2017 as tensions flared anew over the country's nuclear and missile programmes. South Korea on Friday proposed working-level talks with the North on the latter's participation in the Winter Olympics set for next month, according to the South's Unification Ministry. Read More »

5 ice fishermen rescued from Lake Erie ice floe


Shortly before 2am crews at the station in St. Joseph got a call from Berrien County Dispatch that there was an injured man laying on the ice near the bridge. The ice rescue team from Toledo U.S. Coast Guard went out searching, as did the Detroit USCG. They could barely see him through the fog, even with night vision goggles, but they were able to hoist him on board. Read More »

El-Zakzaky is not dead-DSS, lawyer


The journalists moved towards him. Sheikh Zakzaky: How are you? Journalist: Can we have a word with you? Journalist: Do you have anything to add? El-Zakzaky said this during a meeting with the press. The cleric and his wife had sustained gunshot wounds during their arrests. "He has developed stroke in detention", Falana had said. El-Zakzaky's incarceration by the federal government has continued to receive knocks and criticisms across the country. Read More »

New Year, Same Fight Over Judicial Elections


We've been documenting stories about how Democrats want to take over Congress, especially the House. Parachuting into all this is will be a new Democratic duo in the Senate: Alabama's Doug Jones and Minnesota's Tina Smith. She had three tours in Iraq and worked as a Central Intelligence Agency analyst before she worked in the Pentagon under Obama. And limiting the deductibility of state income tax and property tax will nearly surely reduce investment in education and infrastructure ... Read More »

Steve Bannon to step down at Breitbart


President Donald Trump , titled " Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House ". "I don't believe there's any way back for Mr Bannon at this point", White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said on Air Force One. On Monday, Wolff told MSNBC that in Bannon's comments to him, "Don Jr.'s name come up again and again" and that Bannon's remarks regarding treason and lack of patriotism were "not directed at Manafort, they were directed directly at Don Jr". Read More »

DeGeneres 'face-timed' with Oprah in an emotional state

Fabiola Benitez, 28, was swept away along with her husband and two children when her house was leveled during Tuesday's deluge, according to Lori Lieberman, a family friend. None of the adult dead shared their last names. Their cause of death was listed as "multiple traumatic injuries due to flash flood with mudslides due to recent wildfire", according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office. Read More »

Trump to issue final Iran deal waiver, officials say


The White House wants European Union signatories to agree permanent restrictions on Iran's uranium enrichment. "However, if the "adults in the room" prevailed this time and kept Trump from exiting the deal, there remains hope they will prevail in the end", he added. Read More »

Madame Tussauds moves wax Trump to London embassy after he cancels visit


Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!" "If the Government continue to mishandle the negotiations we could be heading for a lost decade of lower growth and lower employment", Khan said. Trump was also expected to hold talks with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May on February 26 -27. Last month, Ambassador Woody Johnson, who was appointed by Trump, called it a "bargain". Read More »

Venezuela: four useless, 28 lacking as boat sinks in Caribbean


The overcrowded vessel sailed from San Jose de la Costa in the western Venezuelan state of Falcon before striking some rocks in the sea and sinking, naval officials said. Maduro said he took the measure to fight trafficking groups that have helped cause severe shortages by smuggling Venezuelan products and minerals out of the county. Read More »

Medvedev wins 1st career title at Sydney International


After his defeat, de Minaur said he had wanted to "find a way to just make it competitive". "I reckon it's probably my latest night I played, and it was great to play in front of such an energetic crowd". "I'm the kind of person, the more emotions I feel the less I show them, especially if they are good ones". "Obviously a very tough match, but, look, I'm looking forward to it". Read More »

OR secures victory against Arizona by 18 - Recap, Box score


Arizona wasn't as effective in turning points into turnovers - 12 points from turnovers, compared to Oregon's 20. The Ducks are coming from a 76-7 win over Arizona State in which Payton Pritchard scored 18 points in 5-for-11 shooting from the field and 4-for-4 from the free throw line . Read More »

Brexit: why a bespoke financial services deal for the United Kingdom is 'pivotal'


The Chancellor said it was not a "realistic proposition" for the United Kingdom to accept a post-Brexit trade deal that does not include services and that the European Union would be "crazy" to cut itself off from the City. But other European Union capitals see Brexit as an opportunity to grab business from London. If confirmed by parliament, Hubner's unexpected move is likely to be welcomed by the financial industry, which has warned that forced relocation could split markets, increase ... Read More »

Iranian crude safe - for now - after Trump sticks to nuclear pact


In his lengthy statement, Trump said the USA would work with European partners to remove the nuclear deal's so-called "sunset clauses", which allow Iran to gradually resume advanced atomic activity. The official said his action on Friday "will be the last such waiver he will issue". Trump said Friday he wanted America's European allies to use the 120-day period before sanctions relief again comes up for renewal to agree to tougher measures and new conditions, otherwise, he noted , ... Read More »

Missile threat alert for Hawaii a false alarm

A second alert to residents read, "There is no missile threat or danger to the State of Hawaii". The alert caused a panic when it went to people's cellphones Saturday morning but, shortly after, authorities said it was a mistake. "There is absolutely no incoming ballistic missile threat to Hawaii right now". People who say they got through to the office were then told it was a mistake. Read More »

Dr Mahathir-Anwar meeting 'would have been controversial'


Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad talking to Nurul Izzah while waiting to visit her father, jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in hospital. Speaking to the media outside the Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital clinic, Mahathir said the hospital security had received orders from "higher up" to not allow the visit. Read More »