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Catalan separatists kept in jail as campaigning begins

Catalan separatists kept in jail as campaigning begins The highly polarised Catalan parliament elections are due to take place on December 21 and are shaping up as a close fight between Catalans who support secession and those who favour remaining in Spain. The charges carry maximum penalties of decades in prison. Puigdemont's defense lawyer, Paul Bekaert, said that on Monday the prosecutor sought the extradition of the five but Bekaert insisted t... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation to list U.S. media as 'foreign agents'

Russian Federation to list U.S. media as 'foreign agents' Russia's Justice Ministry on Tuesday listed Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty as foreign agents, a move that could see them lose their reporting credentials in the Russian parliament. operating unit under the U.S. Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law last month the measures in response to what Moscow says is unacceptable Un... [Full Article...]

Senate President Rosenberg Stepping Down (For Now)

Senate President Rosenberg Stepping Down (For Now) Sen. Elizabeth Warren weighed in Monday, telling reporters "the charges against the Senate president's husband are disgusting and the people who have leveled these charges have a right to be heard and to be respected and protected". Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, through a spokeswoman, called Rosenberg's decision to step down "the right one". Barbara L'Italien (D-Andover). Rosenberg said Frida... [Full Article...]

Red Flag Warning Returns With Cold Santa Ana Winds

Red Flag Warning Returns With Cold Santa Ana Winds PST had reached Wheeler Canyon Road where structures are reportedly burning. The warning goes into effect at 6 p.m. Sunday and extends until 6 a.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service in Oxnard. Weather stations in the Santa Paula area recorded wind gusts of 17 to 28 miles per hour out of the east with relative humidity of 7 to 16 percent. Forecasters say it could be the stron... [Full Article...]

Lawmakers work to reconcile dueling House, Senate tax bills

Lawmakers work to reconcile dueling House, Senate tax bills The Senate bill, but not the House bill, would end Obamacare's individual mandate , cutting health coverage in America by 13 million people. The House passed a measure to do so earlier this year, but a similar bill failed in the Senate. Speaking after the passage of the bill, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer bemoaned the last minute changes. The Senate bill, however, lets nearly all its ind... [Full Article...]

Texas Police Officer Shot, Killed While Serving Warrant

Texas Police Officer Shot, Killed While Serving Warrant Officer Copeland was hit multiple times and rushed by a fellow police officer to Central Texas Medical Center in the back of a police vehicle. The officer's shooter was shot during a standoff and taken to an Austin hospital for treatment. [Full Article...]

Quentin Tarantino might be making a Star Trek movie

Quentin Tarantino might be making a Star Trek movie Abrams presumably liked the story pitch, and they now plan to assemble a writers room, who will hear Tarantino's treatment and start writing a script. Tarantino has said he'll call it a day when he's reached ten films. Trekkies everywhere can sit back and enjoy the speculation for now (not only in storyline, but whether Tarantino would follow-through and direct). [Full Article...]

Senior UN official to visit North Korea, UN announces

Senior UN official to visit North Korea, UN announces Although UN officials say the four-day visit was set up back in September, Feltman's trip is timely as it comes less than a week after North Korea fired its most powerful ICBM to date. Visits by United Nations officials of this rank to North Korea are rare but not unheard of: The last similar visit was in 2010. The trip was arranged after the United Nations received an invitation from North Ko... [Full Article...]

'Petro': Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro announces launch of oil-backed cryptocurrency

'Petro': Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro announces launch of oil-backed cryptocurrency A prudent citizen of that country would have protected his wealth better by holding a digital currency rather than the Venezuelan bolivar. In his words, "This will allow us to advance toward new forms of global financing for the economic and social development of our country". [Full Article...]

ABC News suspends Brian Ross over erroneous Flynn report

ABC News suspends Brian Ross over erroneous Flynn report The network, which reported its story based in part on information received from one unnamed Flynn associate, said in its correction that Ross' source later clarified that, "during the campaign, Trump assigned Flynn and a small circle of other senior advisers to find ways to fix relations with Russian Federation and other hot spots". [Full Article...]

New Jersey Taking Sports Betting Case to Supreme Court

New Jersey Taking Sports Betting Case to Supreme Court Several justices suggested that they agreed with New Jersey's argument that a federal prohibition from 1992 barring states from authorizing sports betting is flawed because the law forces states to keep in place a betting ban that their residents no longer favor. [Full Article...]

Winter storm warnings, advisories issued for most of the Northland

Winter storm warnings, advisories issued for most of the Northland For the remainder of the week, temperatures are expected to reach highs in the 20s with lows in the mid-teens with periodic chances of slight snow, but not amounting to much accumulation. Snow totals will range from 5 inches to the north and 1 to 3 inches further south. "Valleys, including Butte, could see 1" - 3" of snow and mountain passes like MacDonald pass and Georgetown Lake could see 3" - 6... [Full Article...]

Will not lose hope: Sitharaman on Cyclone Ockhi rescue ops

Will not lose hope: Sitharaman on Cyclone Ockhi rescue ops According to the government, 220 fishermen from Kanyakumari district were rescued out of 294 who went missing due to cyclone while fishing. Chennai: Coast Guard has rescued 198 fishermen and 18 fishing boats belonging from Tamilnadu off the western coast following the devastation caused by cyclone Ockhi. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban to take full effect

Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban to take full effect The president issued the most recent travel ban in September. To view the full article, register now. The ruling gave no indication that the Supreme Court weighed inflammatory remarks or tweets made by Trump about Muslims, or his campaign promise to implement a full Muslim ban. [Full Article...]

USA defense chief lands in Pakistan as ties between allies fray

USA defense chief lands in Pakistan as ties between allies fray A USA defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Mattis' conversations had been "straightforward" and specific. US secretary of defense James Mattis - on a one-day visit to Pakistan - called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi here and "discussed different aspects of Pak-US relations especially the regional security situation". [Full Article...]

California state lawmaker accused of sexual harassment

California state lawmaker accused of sexual harassment He stood blocking the door and began to masturbate and move toward me, urging me to touch him. Lopez said she refused and left the room feeling shaken. Lopez initially declined to name Dababneh when she described the encounter to Capital Public Radio and others earlier this fall. Lopez is a lobbyist for K Street Consulting, a Sacramento firm that represents a number of California-based Indian ga... [Full Article...]

Special Counsel Tells Court Manafort Ghostwrote Op-Ed With Russian Colleague

Special Counsel Tells Court Manafort Ghostwrote Op-Ed With Russian Colleague Manafort evidently failed to tell the government that he was ghost-writing a draft op-ed about his work in Ukraine as late as November 30. In the court filing , prosecutors say the op-ed appeared to violate an admonishment from the judge last month to refrain from public statements. [Full Article...]

Georgia football to meet No. 2 Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl

Georgia football to meet No. 2 Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl New Year's Day in a matchup of 12-1 teams. Michigan State (9-3), which finished No. 16 in the College Football Playoff rankings, will take on Washington State (9-3) in the Holiday Bowl on December 28 in San Diego. "I've been able to keep up with them a little bit throughout the year, and Coach Smart's done obviously a tremendous job with that group in such a short amount of time", Sooners coac... [Full Article...]

Political Analyst: 'After Saleh's Death We Will Witness Massacre in Yemen'

Warfare between the erstwhile allies has torn densely populated Sanaa for days, with Houthi fighters seizing control of much of the capital and on Monday blowing up Mr Saleh's house. The Houthis announced Saleh's death on the rebels' Al-Masirah television station. His killing was later confirmed by Saleh's political party, the General People's Congress (GPC). [Full Article...]

Fla Dem Corrine Brown sentenced to PRISON after shock corruption conviction

Fla Dem Corrine Brown sentenced to PRISON after shock corruption conviction Numerous donors were led to believe that One Door was a properly registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, when, in fact, it was not. Brown got a sentence that reflected a spirit of "general deterrence", a sentence "in the mainstream" of public corruption cases in recent years. [Full Article...]


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