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US Missile Interceptor Test in Hawaii Fails

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An official speaking on the condition of anonymity said a dummy missile had been fired near Hawaii today - but a missile defence system meant to disable the missiel in midair failed. North Korean aggression has raised the stakes for America's ability to repel missile attacks, with the isolated regime launching a series of ballistic missile tests and claiming it has the ability to strike anywhere on the USA mainland. Read More »

Virginia Tech freshman arrested for illegally possessing assault rifles

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Yunsong Zhao, 19, was charged with possessing or transporting an assault firearm while not being a U.S. citizen or while not being lawfully admitted for permanent residence to the U.S. Understandably, others hearing this were deeply concerned, too. Whatever the source of the speculation, police investigated the rumors and did not find them to be accurate, Foust wrote. Read More »

Qatar Airways launches new direct flight to Pattaya

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A new Qatar Airways Airbus A350 approaches the gate January 15, 2015, at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany. The financial limitations for Qatar would require the airline to issue annual reports and audit results. That relationship soured following the subsidy allegations in 2015, with American rebuffing an unsolicited investment attempt by Qatar Airways and announcing plans to end the codeshare in 2017. Read More »

USA Gymnastics Directors Resign from Board After Larry Nassar Abuse Scandal

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She cataloged Nassar as the most risky type of abuser, claiming that he coldly analyzed how to appear a fit and caring person, assuring himself the stream of kids he manipulated to assault. "I just signed your death warrant", Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said in announcing his sentence last week. On Thursday, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees is expected to hold a public forum . Read More »

Train carrying members of Congress hits a truck

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Sessions, R-Texas, told Fox News there was one fatality, apparently involving those in the truck that was struck. "The President has been fully briefed on the situation in Virginia and is receiving regular updates", White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. Read More »

SC refuses to issue order on bid against Rohingya influx

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The Bench, also comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, specifically asked senior advocate Gopal Subramanium appearing for NHRC whether the Commission is in favour of refugees stopped at the border from being allowed in to which he replied, "No". Read More »

Shares in Bank of America Corporation (BAC) Acquired by HighVista Strategies LLC

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It has outperformed by 41.94% the S&P500. Analysts await Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) to report earnings on February, 20. Annual EPS Growth of past 5 years is 43.40%. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Tuesday, January 2 report. (NASDAQ:FOXA) on Thursday, October 12 with "Buy" rating. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and seventeen have issued a buy rating to the company. Read More »

1 dead after train carrying GOP members of Congress crashes into truck

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The train was carrying lawmakers to a retreat location in West Virginia. Of the other two, Cassidy said, one sustained major injuries and one had minor injuries. Sen. Todd Young, who represents IN, and Rep. Thomas Massie, who represents northern Kentucky, are also both OK. He said lawmakers had not been told when they would resume their trip to their retreat. Read More »

Local news outlets are suddenly big fans of Facebook again

The updates to the News Feed is only the beginning and as Facebook plans more for their platform, some fans are looking forward to what else they might have in their sleeve. Zuckerberg said that the new changes were inspired by the conversations and interactions he had while traveling around the United States previous year. Read More »

US sanctions Hamas chief; lists him on terror list

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The designation freezes any assets Haniyeh may have in USA jurisdictions and bars Americans from any financial transactions with him. "Hamas has been responsible for an estimated 17 American lives killed in terrorist attacks". Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas official, told Reuters on Wednesday that the us terrorist designation of Haniyeh was "worthless". Harakat al-Sabireen is an Iranian backed terrorist group established in 2014. Read More »

Israeli minister says Lebanese claim on gas field "provocative"

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Earlier in the day, Lieberman said at a news conference that the gas field Block 9 that has been put up for tender by Lebanon and is expected to be developed by an global consortium of energy companies, was Israel's " by all standards ". "We confirm again our firm and honest position to decisively confront any assault on our oil and gas rights, and protect (Lebanon's) wealth", the Iran-backed Shi'ite political and military movement said in a statement. Read More »

Russia's Spy Chief Visited Washington Amid Publication of 'Kremlin List'

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The head of Russia's military intelligence, the GRU, also came to Washington, though it's not clear that he met with Pompeo. He said that joint work by US and Russian Federation "would continue". On Tuesday, Trump refused to impose new sanctions against Russian Federation, passed unanimously by Congress in response to Russia's campaign to tip the 2016 election in Trump's favor. Read More »

Russian Jet Buzzes US Military Plane over Black Sea

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The intercept lasted two hours and 40 minutes, according to the Navy. In December, the United Kingdom's military warned that Russian vessels may be trolling communications and internet cables that run along the ocean floor in several corners of the world. Read More »

Raila reverts to old Twitter bio, removes President title

The opposition had rejected to recognize Uhuru Kenyatta as president of Kenya after he was declared victor of the October 26 repeat election. Thousands gathered in Nairobi's Uhuru Park to watch Mr Odinga take the ceremonial oath of office in the face of global pressure and security concerns. Read More »

Trump Keeps Guantanamo Bay Prison Open

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The White House released the executive order , entitled Protecting America Through Lawful Detention of Terrorists, Tuesday night as Trump gave his remarks. "I am also asking the Congress to ensure that, in the fight against and al Qaeda, we continue to have all necessary power to detain terrorists - wherever we chase them down, wherever we find them", the president said. Read More »

China denies bugging African Union HQ, which it built

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The article claimed that over the last five years, data from the AU building, which was constructed by the Chinese, was transferred to Shanghai at odd hours. In a statement made available to newsmen by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said It was embarrassing that the presidency, in its desperation to launder its irredeemably battered image, would resort to exporting its deceptive proclivities to the global arena. Read More »

Justice Department Drops all Remaining Charges Against Sen. Menendez

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The DOJ's decision here comes just one week after U.S. District Court Judge William Walls dismissed seven out of the 18 counts against Menendez and his co-defendant Salomon Melgen . Prosecutors said Menendez, in return, pressured government officials on Melgen's behalf over an $8.9 million Medicare billing dispute and a stalled contract to provide port screening equipment in the Dominican Republic, and also helped obtain USA visas for the 63-year-old doctor's girlfriends. Read More »

Trump Overhead Saying Will Release Russia-Probe Memo

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U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is defending a Republican-backed plan to release a classified memo allegedly showing bias at the Justice Department against President Donald Trump . Jordan noted that Strzok, whom special counsel Robert Mueller removed from his investigation into the extent of Russia's interference in the presidential election , was "not just anybody in the FBI , [but] deputy head of counterintelligence Peter Strzok, [a] key player". Read More »

Train carrying GOP lawmakers hits truck; 1 reported dead

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The Amtrak train carrying an unknown number of GOP lawmakers and staff collided with a tractor-trailer truck carrying garbage at 11:20am ET in Crozet, Virginia. The Republicans were heading to the Greenbrier resort for a planning retreat. "Don't even know if the train is operable at this point". Cole said he felt "a tremendous jolt" when the collision occurred about 10:15 a.m, almost two hours after it left Washington headed to the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Read More »

Stormy Daniels Latest News, Photos, and Videos

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Clifford's alleged affair with Trump first came to light in a January Wall Street Journal story reporting that Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen had paid a $130,000 settlement to Clifford before the November 2016 election that required her not to discuss an alleged encounter with Trump from 2006. Read More »

Total lunar eclipse: 'Super Blue Blood Moon' on the rise in Pkaitsan

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Brisbane, Hobart and Canberra also experienced clear skies and offered ideal conditions to see the super blue blood moon. "Because of our location where this eclipse is happening, it's gonna be low on the horizon just before dawn, so the higher you can get, the farther west you can get, the more open cornfields you can put between you and the moon, the better". Read More »

Is turnover of Saudi under Prince Salman just a façade?

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Riyadh's Ritz Carlton Hotel is returning to business as usual, a Saudi official said on Tuesday, with all detainees having been released over an alleged corruption probe, but 56 remain in custody at other locations. But Prince Mohammed appears to have won widespread approval for the purge among ordinary Saudis, partly because the government has said it will use some of the money it seizes to fund social benefits. Read More »

Top Islamic Scholar Jailed For Rape

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He is the grandson of Hassan al-Banna, who founded the Muslim Brotherhood. An unnamed disabled woman also accused the academic of raping her in a hotel room in the southeastern city of Lyon in 2009. I have been silent for several years because of fear, because by threatening to press charges for the rape I was a victim of, he did not hesitate to threaten me and to tell me also that he could go after my children. Read More »

Lawmakers Urge FEMA To Reconsider Ending Food Aid For Puerto Rico

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Some 65 million liters of water and 58 million meals have been given out on the island at a cost of $2 billion, FEMA has said. "The commercial supply chain for food and water is re-established and private suppliers are sufficiently available that FEMA-provided commodities are no longer needed for emergency operations". Read More »