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  • Trump Flubs Key Line In Anti-Abortion Speech

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    Trump made the flub in his address during the 45th annual March for Life rally, which marks the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. “Right now, in a number of states, the laws allow a baby to be born from his or her mother’s womb in the ninth month,” Trump said. Trump called on legislators to outlaw late-term abortions in his address.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:03:10 -0500
  • How a government shutdown will affect you

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    If the government shuts down, all active-duty troops keep working, as well as other essential staff, like TSA screeners and the FBI. Unlike Congress, however, they will not be paid.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:50:06 -0500
  • Photos of the week: 1/12 - 1/19

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    A house of horrors was discovered in Perris, California at the start of the week.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:17:19 -0500
  • Ed Sheeran Is Engaged To Childhood Friend Cherry Seaborn

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    Ed Sheeran announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn on Saturday in an Instagram post that was pretty darn adorable.

    Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:23:21 -0500
  • 13 siblings allegedly held captive at home by parents: Part 1

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    David and Louise Turpin pleaded not guilty to a combined 75 total counts, including charges of torture, child abuse and false imprisonment.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:45:37 -0500
  • Delta issues new rules on emotional support animals

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    After the airline said it saw a spike in animal incidents, passengers must now provide documentation for their pet to the airline within 48 hours of their flight.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:05:57 -0500
  • Deported Man's Wife Will Be State Of The Union Guest

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    Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) was so moved by the story of Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old man deported to Mexico this week after living most of his life in the U.S., that she plans to bring his wife Cindy Garcia as her plus-one guest to the 2018 State of the Union address.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:15:03 -0500
  • Apostrophes trip up Kazakhstan's move away from Russian alphabet

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    Kazakhstan's quarter-century struggle to assert its autonomy from former overlord Russia has hit an unlikely snag: the lowly apostrophe.  A vast but sparsely populated country wedged between Russia and China, Kazakhstan came under the rule of its northern neighbour as Russia and Britain jostled for control of Central Asia in the Great Game. It also came under its linguistic influence, and to this day, many Kazakhs speak more Russian than their Turkic native tongue.  This became especially concerning after Russian state media, which remain popular in Kazakhstan, helped whip up Russian-speaking separatists to fight government forces in Ukraine in 2014. In April, Kazakhstan's president of 27 years, Nursultan Nazarbayev, ordered the government to prepare a new Kazakh alphabet based on Latin characters and ditch the one based on Russia's Cyrillic script, which the Soviets implemented in 1940. He has said this will give Kazakhstan “real independence” and help it join the “information world”. But a cumbersome version of the new alphabet chosen by Mr Nazarbayev last autumn has sparked rare dissent in this authoritarian country due to its ample apostrophes. Of 32 letters in the alphabet, nine are written with an apostrophe. Mr Nazarbayev meets with Vladimir Putin in December. He has tried to gently assert Kazakhstan's independence from its former overlord Credit: Alexander Nemenov/Pool Photo via AP An “against apostrophes” hashtag soon appeared on social media. So did a “No to Kazakh Latinisation with apostrophes!” Change.org petition in October, which was briefly blocked. Film director Saken Zholdas made a video explaining how inconvenient the apostrophes were.  “With this decision, we are unintentionally, or maybe intentionally, killing the brand of Kazakh language once and for all,” he said. The problem lies in the need to differentiate related but distinct Kazakh sounds, such as a long and short “a,” or consonants similar to “s” and “sh”.  Setting them apart with an apostrophe allows the alphabet to be typed on a standard Latin keyboard, but also produces odd flurries of punctuation and many eyesore words. For instance, the word for “bottle,” pronounced “shisha,” is written “s'i's'a”, while “east,” pronounced “shyghys,” becomes “s'yg'ys”. Those are hardly the worst: The word for “skier” will be “s'an'g'ys'y” and that for “crucial” will be “s'es'u's'i”. The Republic of Kazakhstan will be written “Qazaqstan Respy’bli’kasy”. The palace of peace and reconciliation designed by Norman Foster in Astana, Kazakhstan Credit: Sergei Bobylev/\TASS via Getty Images Some have speculated that Mr Nazarbayev picked the apostrophes to keep Kazakh distinct from the Latinised alphabets of other Turkic languages and placate Russia, which since Soviet times has feared pan-Turkic movements along its southern border.  “The guy just liked it, and since our country is this way, no one in government can tell the president no,” Aidos Sarym, a political analyst who previously served on a state working group on Latinisation, told The Telegraph.  Last month, Mr Nazarbayev said while the new apostrophes had caused “much discussion,” this version was the right one because it suited computer keyboards.  But at the same time it complicates web searches and social media hashtags, where an apostrophe between letters splits them into separate words.  “From a technical point of view, apostrophes create more problems than they solve,” said political analyst Dosym Satpayev. Mr Nazarbayev appears with Donald Trump in the White House on Tuesday. He has tried to balance relations with the United States, Russia and China Credit: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Bloomberg In his video, Mr Zholdas suggested replacing the apostrophes with accent marks over the nine letters in question, a move he said could be supported by 70 per cent of computer fonts. Despite the defence of his version in December, Mr Nazarbayev also said there was still time to “work with the new alphabet” before the country switches over fully in 2025, giving hope that he could eventually relax his stance. “He wants to go into history … as the father of the new Latin Kazakh alphabet,” Mr Sarym said. “You can choose any version and let it be called the Nazarbayev version, but do it right so there aren't problems now, and so that tomorrow we won't have to do an upgrade.”

    Sat, 20 Jan 2018 09:35:37 -0500
  • Meteorite hunters find first fragments of Michigan meteor

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    DETROIT (AP) — Meteorite hunters who flocked to Detroit from across the U.S. after a meteor exploded are finding the fragments.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:33:16 -0500
  • Cable News Chyrons Tell The Bizarre Story Of Trump's First Year In Office

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    Donald Trump has officially completed one full year as president, and holy moly what a year it’s been.

    Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:18:14 -0500
  • Trump Appointee Carl Higbie Resigns Following Offensive Comments

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    Carl Higbie, the chief of external affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service, resigned Thursday after CNN unearthed a litany of offensive and discriminatory remarks he’d made on various radio segments.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:03:23 -0500
  • Googe CEO: A.I. more important to humanity than fire, electricity

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    Google CEO Sundar Pichai discusses the importance of developing artificial intelligence and why it’s good that humanity is concerned about its development.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:04:42 -0500
  • Supreme Court blocks redrawing of North Carolina congressional maps

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a lower court's order for North Carolina to rework its congressional map because Republicans violated the Constitution by drawing electoral districts intended to maximize their party's chances of winning. The conservative-majority court granted a bid by Republican legislators in North Carolina to suspend the Jan. 9 order by a federal court panel in Greensboro that gave the Republican-controlled General Assembly until Jan. 24 to come up with a new map for U.S. House of Representatives districts.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:15:18 -0500
  • Texas judge pushes jury for acquittal in child trafficking case, saying God told him to do it

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    District judge Jack Robison interrupted jurors’ deliberations to say they should not convict 32-year-old Gloria Elizabeth Romero Perez. Judge Robison then reportedly recused himself for the remainder of proceedings. Perez, of Buda, Texas, was convicted anyway on one count of continuous traffic of a person and jailed for 25 years, the site said.

    Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:26:00 -0500
  • Tourists in Jamaica Warned Not to Leave Resorts Due to Violent Crime

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    There's been a string of violent crimes in Montego Bay

    Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:01:33 -0500
  • Mom Of Racist-Ranting Alabama Student Says She Didn't Raise Her That Way

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    The mother of a University of Alabama student who received national scorn for her racist rants on video said she agreed with the school’s decision to expel her daughter.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:13:58 -0500
  • Classmate speaks out about California ‘House of Horrors’ victim

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    A classmate of one of the victims who attended community college says the Turpin son was very thin and always in the same clothing.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:03:27 -0500
  • Car plows into crowd along Brazil’s Copacabana beach, killing baby

    A car plowed into a crowd on Rio de Janeiro's tourist-packed Copacabana seaside promenade, killing a baby and injuring more than a dozen people.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:56:02 -0500
  • The Latest: Ranchers among 1st to get to helicopter crash

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    RATON, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a helicopter crash in New Mexico that killed five people, including a Zimbabwean opposition leader (all times local):

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:38:24 -0500
  • Mattis unveils new National Defense strategy

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    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis released the National Defense Strategy today that focuses on China and Russia as the biggest challenges to the U.S.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:43:04 -0500
  • Don't Let Dishonest Don Erase Honest Abe

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    Michael Wolff’s blistering account of the Trump administration’s first year, Fire and Fury, prompted what has now become the president’s routine response to anyone who criticizes him.

    Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:45:56 -0500
  • 'Leaning Out': Aerial photography by Jeffrey Milstein

    Jeffrey Milstein’s overhead images of ports, train yards, airports, parking lots, and cityscapes, reveal harmonious symmetries invisible during daily life yet still somehow familiar.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:48:50 -0500
  • Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

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    Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to a family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts to Chinese and Vietnamese dealers. Boonchai Bach, 40, a Vietnamese national with Thai citizenship, was arrested on Friday evening over the smuggling of 14 rhino horns worth around $1 million from Africa to Thailand.

    Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:18:32 -0500
  • China Wants Missile Defenses To Stop India (And Kill Satellites)

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    India conducted a successful test of its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a nuclear-capable Agni-5, on Thursday, underscoring a potential threat to China as well as Pakistan. China is also within range of nuclear-armed North Korean missiles and Japan is mulling whether it should develop similar capabilities.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:28:00 -0500
  • Donald Trump's 'Screaming' Face On A Newspaper Stack Gets The Funniest Reworking

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    A photo-editing battle has erupted over this somewhat unsettling snap of President Donald Trump’s face on a stack of German newspapers: PsBattle: Trump screaming in a stack of newspapers from photoshopbattles The viral image was actually part of an advertising campaign for the Der Tagesspiegel newspaper back in 2016, reports AdWeek.

    Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:06:48 -0500
  • Aly Raisman Tells Nassar 'You Are Pathetic' After He Complains About Sentencing Hearing

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    Olympian Aly Raisman addressed serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar in court Friday with a powerful statement, calling the former USA Gymnastics team doctor “pathetic” for complaining about the length of his sentencing hearing and “a monster” for abusing the trust of his young patients.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:37:44 -0500
  • North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to South

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    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday proposed sending a delegation led by the leader of a hugely popular girl band to South Korea to check preparations for a trip by a North Korean art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics.

    Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:34:54 -0500
  • The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week

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    Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:00:11 -0500
  • Turkey faces balancing act amid border offensive in Syria

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    BEIRUT (AP) — As Turkey threatens a bloody confrontation with a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in the main Syrian Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria, it faces the challenge of maintaining its old alliance with Washington and reinforcing a new rapprochement with Moscow.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:12:10 -0500
  • What has happened to each of Donald Trump's campaign pledges?

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    Donald Trump was elected on a pledge to "make America great again"  - a feat, he said, he would achieve by boosting the economy; taking a tough stance against foreign allies and cutting immigration.  On his first anniversary of entering into office, what has happened to each of President Trump's campaign promises? Build a border wall  Mr Trump insists his border wall with Mexico is still happening, but has accepted it will not all be made up of a physical barrier. While illegal border crossing arrests are at a 47-year low, Mr Trump has yet to get any money for the wall's construction signed off from Congress. We must have Security at our VERY DANGEROUS SOUTHERN BORDER, and we must have a great WALL to help protect us, and to help stop the massive inflow of drugs pouring into our country!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 16, 2018 Earlier this month it was reported that the administration had asked Congress for nearly $18 billion to fund the project.  'Massive' tax cuts Mr Trump has delivered America's biggest tax cut in 30 years, his most significant legislative win during his time in office so far.  I promised that my policies would allow companies like Apple to bring massive amounts of money back to the United States. Great to see Apple follow through as a result of TAX CUTS. Huge win for American workers and the USA! https://t.co/OwXVUyLOb1— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 17, 2018 However, claims it is the "biggest ever" have been proved wrong, according to analysis. Despite being sold as a boon for the average American, it is estimated that big corporations (whose tax rate has dropped from 35 to 21 per cent) and high earners will see the most benefit. Muslim ban  Mr Trump's promise to stop all Muslim immigration into the US was watered down even before the election. During the campaign Mr Trump called for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States", but conceded the next day that the policy would not apply to all Muslims. Within their first week in office, the Trump administration suspended immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries. After repeated legal challenges and three re-writings of the directive, a version of the ban is in place - for now. Paris climate agreement The US president kept his vow to pull out of the Paris accord, which aims to prevent global temperatures from rising by 2C above pre-industrial levels, but has hinted he may return.  France's president Emmanuel Macron (L) and US President Donald Trump shake hands before a meeting  Credit: AFP During the election campaign, Mr Trump said he would "cancel" the agreement and "stop all payments of US tax dollars to UN global warming programs". Instead, he promised to boost America's coal, oil and shale industries by lifting restrictions on drilling. But in a news conference with French president Emmanuel Macron last week, he said: "Frankly, it's an agreement that I have no problem with, but I had a problem with the agreement that they signed, because, as usual, they made a bad deal." Repeal Obamacare In 2016, Mr Trump said: "My first day in office, I'm going to ask Congress to put a bill on my desk getting rid of this disastrous law... You're going to have such great health care at a tiny fraction of the cost. It's going to be so easy." He failed spectacularly to live up to the pledge in his first six months after Republican senators voted down the repeal bill.  However, at the end of last year Mr Trump succeeded in recalling a key part of it - individual mandate, which effectively forces people to get health insurance - and has set in place a series of measures to undermine Obamacare.  $1 trillion in infrastructure  The Trump campaign's $1 trillion infrastructure plan fell by the wayside in 2017 but is thought to be next on the legislative agenda for 2018. A train derailment in Washington state which killed 3 and injured 62 last month shone a light on the issue, something Mr Trump recognised, tweeting that it showed the need for his “soon to be submitted infrastructure plan”. The train accident that just occurred in DuPont, WA shows more than ever why our soon to be submitted infrastructure plan must be approved quickly. Seven trillion dollars spent in the Middle East while our roads, bridges, tunnels, railways (and more) crumble! Not for long!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2017 The president has indicated he wants bipartisan support for any measures, which could prove successful given that Democrats tend to be in favour of more funding, but it is unlikely to happen before the midterm elections. Bring back waterboarding  Mr Trump campaigned on a promise to bring back the banned intelligence service practice of waterboarding on suspects, saying "I would bring back waterboarding, and I'd bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding”.  He appears to have abandoned the idea, and has since commented that he had heard arguments that torture was not effective. Moving US embassy to Jerusalem Last year Mr Trump followed through on his campaign promise to to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli-capital, upending 70 years of US policy and triggering international outrage.  However the move, which outraged Palestine and other Middle Eastern countries, means his ambition to bring peace to the region seem as far away as it ever was. Tear up 'bad' trade deals Mr Trump pulled the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement within days of taking office. He has yet to formally pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, but is aggressively renegotiating its terms, prompting others to predict the US will withdraw soon. However, despite his oft-repeated campaign threat to brand China a currency manipulator, he has yet to impose penalties on Chinese imports or take steps towards realigning their trade relationship.  Instead Mr Trump has used the threat of punishing trade relationships as leverage to get Beijing to put political pressure on North Korea. Mr Trump also promised to impose a 35 percent tariff on goods from US companies that ship production abroad - which he has not followed through with.  Destroying Isil The American-led coalition has had a string of victories against the Islamic State (Isil) including retaking vast swathes of territory. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria Credit: AP Mr Trump has lauded the victories although critics say Barack Obama's administration laid the groundwork for the success with its strategy of working with local forces.  However the terrorist group still remains a potent force, successfully recruiting jihadists abroad, and Mr Trump has pledged to keep US troops in the region until Syria's civil war reaches a political settlement. Leave Afghanistan  During the campaign Mr Trump made a play of attacking former president George Bush's foreign wars and questioning why US troops were in the country. However, he appeared to cave to establishment pressure in August and agreed to send around 3,500 more troops to the country. “My original instinct was to pull out, and historically I like to follow my instincts,” Mr Trump said of his policy U-turn. “I heard that decisions are much different when you sit behind the desk of the Oval Office.” Iran nuclear deal Mr Trump has failed to scrap the Iran nuclear deal despite calling it the "worst deal ever". However he has started a collision course which could still bring it down. Better relations with Russia  During the campaign Mr Trump praised Vladimir Putin's leadership, suggested they could work together to end the Syrian civil war and urged warmer relations between their two nations.  Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin  Credit: AP But the cloud of the investigation into Russian meddling in the US election and the influence of senior generals has led to a more traditional stance on Russia. Moreover, Russia still remains at logger heads with the US-led allied coalition over Syria. Mr Trump has also hardened his stance on Nato, putting pressure on allies to increase their military spending.    Slap tariffs on China and Mexico Mexico was a focal point of Mr Trump's campaign and he threatened to put a 35 per cent tariff on goods made in Mexico but sold in the US. Mr Trump made similar trade threats to China but has held off a trade war with the nation in the hope that they can work on North Korea together. Stop North Korea's nuclear programme Kim Jong-Un has engaged in a war of words with Donald Trump Mr Trump has dramatically increased pressure on the regime in Pyongyang, forcing through tighter economic sanctions, particularly through the UN, and engaging in a heated war of words with its leader.  However, North Korea insists it will continue to test nuclear weapons and recently claimed it will soon have missiles capable of reaching the US mainland. It is unclear where the talks between Mr Trump and Kim Jong-Un will lead, but global watchers fear a nuclear war cannot be definitively ruled out. Cut red tape Mr Trump followed through with his promise to cut red tape, making one of his first executive orders a requirement for agencies to scrap two regulations for every new one they put in place. In December Mr Trump renewed his pledge to cut regulation, saying: "In 1960, there were approximately 20,000 pages in the Code of Federal Regulations. Today, there are over 185,000 page". To date, however, the administration says it has only cancelled or delayed 1,500 rules. Bring back jobs and boost the economy  Mr Trump centered his presidential campaign on how his business credentials would help him boost the economy.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average has increased by more than 28 per cent since Mr Trump's election, the highest since 1945 and unemployment is at its lowest level since 1973.     But critics claim the economic recovery is simply following a trend that began under the last months of the Obama administration for which Mr Trump is simply reaping the reward.  

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:37:27 -0500
  • How to Solidify Your Retirement Fund

    The traditional three-legged retirement stool -- consisting of pensions, personal savings and Social Security benefits -- is looking wobblier than ever. Defined benefit pension plans, which have been disappearing for some time, are now on the verge of extinction. Just 8 percent of private employers offered pension plans in 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:27:57 -0500
  • Two children charged with killing half-a-million bees on Iowa farm

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    The boys, aged 12 and 13, have been charged with knocking over 50 beehives at the Wild Hill Honey farm in Sioux City which caused half a million bees to freeze to death in late December. Wild Hill Honey owner Justin Engelhardt claimed the boys had caused $60,000 (£42,000) of damage in what he called a “completely senseless” act. Mr Engelhardt said he and his wife had discovered the destruction on 28 December when they went to dust snow off the hives.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:09:00 -0500
  • Taiwan stymies new China flights amid route row, official says

    By Jeanny Kao and Brenda Goh TAIPEI/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Taiwan's aviation regulator has stalled applications for new flights from China Eastern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines amid a row between Beijing and the self-ruled island over air routes, a regulatory official said on Friday. Taiwan had not yet approved the applications to add flights during the approaching Lunar New Year holiday because in recent weeks the airlines had used four disputed air routes close to the island, said the official, who asked not to be identified. This month China opened several disputed air routes, including a northbound M503 route in the Taiwan Strait, without informing Taiwan, contravening what the democratic government in Taipei said was a 2015 deal to first discuss such flight paths.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:25:57 -0500
  • 'Jersey Shore' Star Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

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    On Friday, “Jersey Shore” star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino pleaded guilty to tax fraud in federal court in Newark, New Jersey.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:24:12 -0500
  • Anderson Cooper Tells Conan Haiti Is 'Among The Richest Countries I've Ever Been To'

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    CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Thursday gave Conan O’Brien a glowing review of Haiti before the talk show host’s trip there.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:03:23 -0500
  • Russia says Iran nuclear deal cannot be saved without US

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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday ruled out the possibility of salvaging the Iranian nuclear deal if President Donald Trump decides to pull the United States out of the agreement. "This agreement cannot be implemented if one of the participants unilaterally steps out of it," Lavrov told a news conference at the United Nations. Trump last week agreed to again waive US nuclear-related sanctions on Iran, but demanded that US lawmakers and European allies fix the "disastrous flaws" in the deal or face a US exit.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:05:58 -0500
  • Twitter Concedes Russian Influence Before U.S. Election Was Greater Than Initially Thought

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    At least 677,774 people in the United States followed, retweeted or liked content distributed by Russian government-linked Twitter accounts in a 10-week span prior to the 2016 U.S. election, Twitter announced Friday.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:21:15 -0500
  • Man, woman, child pulled out of truck after crash involving LA County sheriff's deputies

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    A man, woman and child were pulled out of a truck on its side after they were involved in a crash with Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies at a Manchester Square intersection.

    Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:03:57 -0500
  • Mattis says US competitive warfighting edge has eroded

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military's top national security priorities, outpacing the threat of terrorism, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday. He said competition with those adversaries has threatened America's military advantage around the world.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:30:01 -0500
  • The Electrification Era Moves Closer for Cars

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    Automakers are seeing the future, and increasingly it’s more high voltage than high octane. At this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, just under the sheet metal and hoods ...

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:42:06 -0500
  • GOP Lawmaker Claims ISIS Masterminded Las Vegas Shooting

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    told Fox News host Tucker Carlson he believes the Islamic State terror group masterminded the Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 people in October.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:55:00 -0500
  • We Reno'd a 900-Square-Foot House to Feel Way Roomier (and Succeeded!)

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    One of the biggest game changers? Widening doorways

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:42:41 -0500
  • The Way Serena Williams Looks At Her Baby Girl Will Make Your Heart Melt

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    Serena Williams is simply smitten with her baby girl, Alexis Olympia.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:39:37 -0500
  • 12-Year-Old Boy With Flu-Like Symptoms Dies After Virus Test Comes Back Negative

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    His family is waiting for the autopsy results.

    Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:33:28 -0500
  • Kremlin 'regrets' Ukrainian law recognising Russian occupation

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    Of course, Russia will remain committed to the word and spirit of the Minsk accords with other guarantor countries France and Germany, but we regret that such steps only distract us from the desired goal," the Kremlin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists. The EU-brokered Minsk peace agreement, backed by Moscow and Kiev, was first reached in late 2014 and then re-worked in early 2015 with the help of Germany and France, but is violated almost daily.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:35:06 -0500
  • 11 Asian Beef Recipes You'll Be Eating On Repeat

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    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:26:30 -0500
  • Gambia's former dictator 'could be extradited'

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    The African dictator who gave sanctuary to Gambian tyrant Yahya Jammeh last year has hinted that he may eventually be willing to hand him over to face trial for human rights abuses. Teodoro Obiang, the long-running president of Equatorial Guinea, took in Mr Jammeh last January after the Gambian president unexpectedly lost elections to opposition underdog Adama Barrow, who once worked as a security guard in a London Argos. Mr Jammeh's downfall was hailed as a David-and-Goliath victory for democracy in tiny Gambia, where he had ruled for 22 years. But his departure to Equatorial Guinea led many of those who suffered human rights abuses during his regime to assume that he would never face a court. Mr Obiang has never signed the statutes of the International Criminal Court, meaning that Mr Jammeh cannot be extradited without his host’s permission. However, despite a widespread presumption that Mr Obiang would dismiss extradition requests out of hand, he said in a rare interview last week that they would be studied and "considered". Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has ruled since 1979 Credit:  AIZAR RALDES/ AFP "If there is a request, I will analyse it with my lawyers," he told Radio France Internationale, in his first public comment on the matter. Mr Obiang, 75, took in Mr Jammeh on January 22 last year as part of a deal brokered by the regional ECOWAS power bloc to persuade him to step down peacefully. The Gambian leader had spent the previous six weeks trying to cling to power, making the unlikely claim that the elections had been rigged against him. ECOWAS troops were already massing on the Gambian border, with orders to remove Mr Jammeh and his 300-strong presidential guard by force if necessary. But the offer of sanctuary from Mr Obiang helped persuade Mr Jammeh not to try to fight. It was widely speculated at the time that Mr Obiang's offer was made partly as a gesture of solidarity between one African dictator and another. The Equatorial Guinean leader, who seized power in 1979, has just as dismal a human rights record as Mr Jammeh. Jammeh departs at Banjul airport in Gambia in January 2017 Elsewhere in last week's radio interview, Mr Obiang voiced the opinion that extraditing Mr Jammeh "might be a bad political idea", given that he had eventually agreed to go peacefully. But his pledge that he would review any such request on its legal merits was interpreted by human rights groups as a discreet sign that he wanted to leave the door open on the matter. Mr Obiang claims to want to retire from power soon, and might view the granting of an extradition request as a way of improving his own legacy. Reed Brody, a lawyer for the advocacy group Human Rights Watch, which has been compiling testimony of human rights abuses during the Jammeh era, told The Telegraph: "Obiang's response shows that, dictator solidarity aside, he won't be able to just brush aside a well-grounded request for Jammeh's extradition."

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:08:39 -0500
  • Trump’s Decision To Keep Parks Open During Shutdown Puts Politics Before Safety

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    WASHINGTON — As a government shutdown grew increasingly likely this week, the Trump administration scrambled to find a way to keep America’s national parks and monuments open — albeit without rangers, restrooms and other visitor services.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:30:55 -0500
  • Takata Recalls 3.3 Million More Airbags

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    Takata has expanded its already massive recall by an additional 3.3 million airbag inflators over the same concerns that they might explode and spray dangerous metal fragments into the vehicle’s ...

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:47:36 -0500
  • Baltimore's new police leader faces numerous challenges

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    BALTIMORE (AP) — Deputy Police Commissioner Darryl DeSousa, who has steadily risen through the ranks during a 30-year career with Baltimore's police department, will take the helm of the force in a city struggling with a feverish pace of killings.

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:50:14 -0500
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