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17 dead in California mudslides, 100 homes destroyed

17 dead in California mudslides, 100 homes destroyed Approximately 100 homes were destroyed and 300 were damaged in in Montecito . "The best way I can describe it is, it looked like a World War One battlefield", Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said at a news conference. First responders spent 6 hours freeing a terrified 14-year-old girl from a pile of muck and debris that had once been her house. She also shot footage of flame... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump visit to London called off amid fears of mass protests

Donald Trump visit to London called off amid fears of mass protests US President Donald Trump cancelled a visit to London scheduled for early this year, saying he was disappointed with the " Obama administration having sold " the US embassy in the British capital. The bombastic billionaire had planned to open the new £750m USA embassy during his first visit to Great Britain since he took office. Mrs May and Mr Trump fell out spectacularly in November over ... [Full Article...]

Senate Dems Outline Russia's Worldwide Political Interference In New Report

Senate Dems Outline Russia's Worldwide Political Interference In New Report Research began in the months following the 2016 election because it is critical that the American people better understand the scope and scale of the Russian government threat to democratic institutions and support the steps necessary to defend our system of government and our very society. [Full Article...]

Trump calls Haiti and African countries 'sh**hole' nations

Trump calls Haiti and African countries 'sh**hole' nations Another day under President Very Stable Genius. A spokesman for the Salvadorean embassy in Washington DC declined to comment. "Why do we want all these people from shithole countries?" Make no mistake: This is the lowest ebb of a presidency defined by a series of low ebbs and defining of the presidency downward. [Full Article...]

IRS: Taxpayers Could See Paycheck Changes by February

IRS: Taxpayers Could See Paycheck Changes by February Mnuchin spoke shortly after Treasury and the IRS issued an update to the IRS formula that employers use to estimate employees' tax bills. The Internal Revenue Service today released Notice 1036 , updating the income-tax withholding tables for 2018. [Full Article...]

Hard Brexit risks 92000 United Kingdom science and technology jobs

Hard Brexit risks 92000 United Kingdom science and technology jobs The analysis commissioned by Cambridge Econometrics, focused on five possible outcomes after leaving the European Union , ranging from a near status quo scenario to leaving on World Trade Organisation terms without a transition deal. Allbright co-founder Debbie Wosskow , who also sits on the Business Advisory Board, said the only way to limit the potential damage was to retain membership of the S... [Full Article...]

Former general says he knows how powerful North Korea's military is

Former general says he knows how powerful North Korea's military is Asked whether he has spoken with the North Korean leader, Trump told the newspaper: "I don't want to comment on it". Direct talks between the USA president and Kim would be unprecedented. Chun, who lives just 35 miles from the border with North Korea, said that the U.S. would face a series of extreme challenges should they decide to go to war. [Full Article...]

Trump holds press conference with Norwegian prime minister at White House

During a news conference in June, Trump said he was "100 percent" willing to testify under oath that former FBI Director James Comey lied during his testimony to Congress when he said that Trump asked him to quash an active investigation into one of his associates in February of past year, weeks after the president asked his former FBI director to pledge personal loyalty. [Full Article...]

Myanmar says soldiers murdered ten Rohingya

Myanmar says soldiers murdered ten Rohingya A Myanmar military leader just said some of his soldiers were behind a deadly attack on a group of Rohingya Muslims - the first time the country admitted fault in recent violence against the group. Ten of the assailants were captured, but "it was found that there were no conditions to transfer the 10 Bengali terrorists to the police station and so it was made a decision to kill them", the military... [Full Article...]

'This is the Netherlands, you have to answer questions'

'This is the Netherlands, you have to answer questions' In 2015, Hoekstra had referred to "no-go zones" in the Netherlands , wrongly suggesting there were Muslim-ruled enclaves outside the government's control. You may remember Hoekstra from his viral humiliation in December, when he was caught on camera lying about racist and unfounded statements about the threat of radical Islam. [Full Article...]

White House claims there was no contradiction in Trump's FISA tweets

White House claims there was no contradiction in Trump's FISA tweets The White House has reportedly told staffers to decide by the end of January if they will be leaving the administration or staying on to battle it out through November's midterm elections. Sanders then assured the room Trump had been talking about the issues he tweeted about for weeks and that this was not something "that just happened this morning". [Full Article...]

Trump Gleeful on Poll's Record-High Numbers for Economic Optimism

Trump Gleeful on Poll's Record-High Numbers for Economic Optimism Trump received an A or a B from 32 percent of voters. "Considered an intelligent person with a really bad report card, filled with far more Fs than As or Bs, the president is a long way from the dean's list in the eyes of voters". Meanwhile, 33 percent said they saw the economy as "not so good" or "poor". "But 49 percent of voters say former President Barack Obama is more responsible for the s... [Full Article...]

Louisiana governor considering work requirements in Medicaid

Louisiana governor considering work requirements in Medicaid The Obama Administration had previously rebuffed proposals allowing states the right to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients, arguing it would result in fewer people having access to health insurance. Most who are not report reasons such as illness, caring for a family member or attending college. He said it's not clear what problem a Medicaid work requirement would solve, and that th... [Full Article...]

US House urged to cancel vote to renew NSA internet surveillance

US House urged to cancel vote to renew NSA internet surveillance In a victory for the Trump administration, the House on Thursday approved legislation to renew government surveillance powers while voting down new limits on how authorities can use the information that is collected. "You'll recall the deep criticisms the intelligence committee for not sharing, for creating stovepipes and walls and barriers, it's variously described". [Full Article...]

Israeli Colonizers Injure Two Palestinians Near Nablus; Soldiers Abduct Two In Hebron

Israeli Colonizers Injure Two Palestinians Near Nablus; Soldiers Abduct Two In Hebron A military statement said the army beefed up its presence in the area of the attack overnight, with soldiers canvassing the area to locate the suspected gunmen. Israel's settlement project in the occupied territories or areas it has annexed since 1967, is illegal under worldwide law and seen by the global community as a major obstacle to peace with the Palestinians. [Full Article...]

Conway Told Rivers, Mountains Could Prevent Border Wall in Places

Conway Told Rivers, Mountains Could Prevent Border Wall in Places President Trump insisted again on Wednesday that there was "no collusion" between his campaign and Russians and went after the Federal Bureau of Investigation for allegedly going easy on Hillary Clinton in the probe into her emails. The three were the high-level Trump campaign operatives who attended a 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Clinton. "The fact is, we only have to ... [Full Article...]

United States officials raid 7-Eleven stores amid crackdown on illegal immigrants

No arrests were made in Southern California, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Lori K. Haley, who declined to provide a list of the stores targeted for inspections. In 2013, HSI conducted an investigation into various 7-Eleven franchises that resulted in the arrest of nine franchise owners and managers for conspiring to commit wire fraud, stealing identities and conceali... [Full Article...]

State Department puts 5 Mexican states on 'Do Not Travel' list

State Department puts 5 Mexican states on 'Do Not Travel' list For instance, we may advise USA citizens to "Exercise Increased Caution" (Level 2) in a country, but to "Reconsider Travel" (Level 3) to a particular area within the country. Sinola, one of the states listed under the "do not travel" warning, saw increasing levels of crime and violence by gangs to claim control of the Sinola cartel, after the capture of its former boss Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán ... [Full Article...]

Shock As Koala Found Screwed To Pole

Shock As Koala Found Screwed To Pole Dead koala found at lookout in Brooloo Park , Queensland . RSPCA Australia was also unable to confirm whether the koala was alive when it was so cruelly nailed to the post. "I feel sick, like throwing up", Koala Rescue Queensland spokesman Murray Chambers told AAP. "This is probably one of the worst things I've ever seen of my whole 10 years of doing this", he said. [Full Article...]

Joe Arpaio points to political traits he shares with Trump

Joe Arpaio points to political traits he shares with Trump Arpaio stubbornly stood by his discredited belief on Wednesday. Appearing on CNN Wednesday night, just one day after launching a campaign for Arizona's open Senate seat, Arpaio clung to the myth of "fake documents" surrounding the former president's birth. [Full Article...]


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