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Mueller details $6.7 million spent in early months of Russian Federation probe Mueller details $6.7 million spent in early months of Russian Federation probe
- December 08, 2017

Rosenstein's hearing comes as Republicans express concerns over possible bias in Mueller's investigation. Mueller's probe also caused other Justice Department components to spend about $3.5 million on work attributable to the special counsel probe, according to the report . (more...)
Arnold officer in critical condition after being shot by handcuffed suspect Arnold officer in critical condition after being shot by handcuffed suspect
- December 07, 2017

O'Connor is hospitalized in critical condition and was in surgery late Tuesday. Police said Klahs was "well-known" to them. A suburban St. Louis police officer is in surgery after being shot by a suspect inside a police vehicle, apparently with a gun police failed to confiscate. (more...)
Police motorcyclist and 91-year-old vehicle passenger die in Berkshire crash Police motorcyclist and 91-year-old vehicle passenger die in Berkshire crash
- December 07, 2017

PC Dixon, 39, died in a collision involving the motorcycle he was riding and a vehicle. The popular officer, known as Dixie, appeared on Sky TV's Road Wars in the 1990s. A police spokesman said: "As is standard procedure, due to the fact that the incident resulted in the deaths of a member of the public and an on-duty police officer Thames Valley Police has made a mandatory referral to the IPCC [Independent Police Complaints Commission] who have begun an investigation". (more...)
Most Republicans want Trump to 'break some rules to set things right' Most Republicans want Trump to 'break some rules to set things right'
- December 07, 2017

Many good men and women. Republicans who said they supported Trump in 2016 but are now leaning away from him are more likely to be nonwhite than any of the other voting groups. To a large degree, Trump surely bears responsibility - his juvenile outbursts on Twitter , aggressive pandering to white nationalism , and hard-right social policy do little to attract mainstream voters to the Republican Party. (more...)
Interior secretary wants to maintain Katahdin Woods monument Interior secretary wants to maintain Katahdin Woods monument
- December 07, 2017

Gold Butte was declared a national monument by President Obama in December 2016, after years of efforts by various groups to gain some form of federal protection for the unique cultural, biological, and geological features of the area bordered by the Virgin Mountains on the north, Arizona state line on the east, Virgin River on the west, and Colorado River on the south. (more...)
The US Senate Approved Kirstjen Nielsen as Secretary of Homeland Security
- December 07, 2017

Throughout her confirmation process, Ms. Nielsen failed to demonstrate that she would provide the steady experienced leadership - free from political interference from the White House - that the department needs. Stewart Baker a former DHS assistant secretary for policy during the George W. Bush administration, credits Nielsen as being a significant force in cybersecurity policymaking at DHS during the early months of the Trump administration. (more...)
Pope urges dialogue amid Jerusalem controversy Pope urges dialogue amid Jerusalem controversy
- December 07, 2017

In response to Trump's announcement, patriarchs and heads of all churches in Jerusalem urged Trump to reconsider his decision to relocate the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, reiterating deep concerns of potentially escalating conflicts in a region sacred to Muslims, Jews, and Christians. (more...)
US Assured Pakistan Of 'No Indian Military Role In Afghanistan' US Assured Pakistan Of 'No Indian Military Role In Afghanistan'
- December 07, 2017

The Pentagon said it would not resume payments until the defence secretary could certify that Islamabad had taken sufficient action against the Haqqani network and other militants who cross into Afghanistan from alleged sanctuaries in Pakistan . (more...)
Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez makes gubernatorial bid official Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez makes gubernatorial bid official
- December 07, 2017

Nonetheless, Democratic Party officials applauded her candidacy as another step to turning Texas blue next year. Valdez is now serving her fourth term as Dallas County sheriff , and drew national headlines when she was first elected in 2004 as the nation's first openly gay Hispanic sheriff. (more...)
Trump Says GOP Tax Plan Is Becoming 'More Popular.' Is He Right? Trump Says GOP Tax Plan Is Becoming 'More Popular.' Is He Right?
- December 07, 2017

Here is a link to more details on the breakdown of the survey, including various subgroups. Forty-seven percent of women nationwide say they have been sexually assaulted, according to the poll , compared with 17 percent of men who say they have been sexually assaulted. (more...)
Whistleblower To Dems: Flynn Promised Biz Associate He'd Gut Russia Sanctions Whistleblower To Dems: Flynn Promised Biz Associate He'd Gut Russia Sanctions
- December 07, 2017

The whistleblower is not named in the five-page letter that Cummings shared with ABC News on Wednesday, and is unlikely to identify him or herself, fearing retaliation. "This is going to make a lot of very wealthy people". Copson then flashed his phone at the whistleblower and said, "I just got this text message" from Flynn, who said the nuclear project was "good to go". (more...)
Mayor-elect Keisha Lance Bottoms talks with CBS46 News Mayor-elect Keisha Lance Bottoms talks with CBS46 News
- December 07, 2017

An analysis of the voting patterns within the city shows a north-to-south divide between voting blocs, with most voters for Bottoms coming in the south and southwestern portions of the city, while voters in the north and northeastern parts of Atlanta tended to be more likely to vote for Norwood. (more...)
JNU cancels talk by Subramanian Swamy on 'why Ram mandir in Ayodhya' JNU cancels talk by Subramanian Swamy on 'why Ram mandir in Ayodhya'
- December 07, 2017

BJP president Amit Shah accused the Congress of adopting double standards saying Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is visiting temples but its senior leader Kapil Sibal is being used by the party to delay the Ayodhya case. Regarding the entire controversy, Sibal said that, " Will discussion on my going to the court & representing someone solve serious problems in the country? Another party to the case, Haji Mehboob said he also wanted early disposal of the matter and did not approve of ... (more...)
Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump's travel ban Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump's travel ban
- December 07, 2017

He expressed regret that the court's move gives "bigotry full license in USA". "We are not surprised by today's Supreme Court decision permitting immediate enforcement of the President's proclamation limiting travel from countries presenting heightened risks of terrorism", the White House said. (more...)
Lebanon's PM Hariri withdraws his resignation Lebanon's PM Hariri withdraws his resignation
- December 06, 2017

According to media reports, the prime minister made the announcement that he was withdrawing his resignation during a council of ministers' meeting he chaired this morning at the presidential palace of Baabda. Hezbollah, which is backed by Iran , has come under fire in recent years from local political groups and regional powerhouses including Saudi Arabia for its involvement in Syria, where it has helped to prop up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (more...)
San Marcos Police Officer Killed While Serving Warrant San Marcos Police Officer Killed While Serving Warrant
- December 06, 2017

The wanted person shot the officer multiple times. A thin blue line has been added to the San Marcos police badge in the department's lobby. He was rushed to Central Texas Medical Center where he died from his wounds. It's also unclear if the suspect who shot Copeland was also the subject of the arrest warrant. Despite wearing protective gear, the shots struck the officer. (more...)
Check out these brilliant photos of the December supermoon Check out these brilliant photos of the December supermoon
- December 06, 2017

The nearby perigee Full Moons appear about 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than Full Moons that occur near the apogee in the Moon's orbit. Photo / AP Image 10 of 11: An aircraft flies in front of a full moon in Van, Turkey. The second full moon to occur in a calendar month is known as a blue moon. (more...)
Conyers 'Retiring Today,' Endorses Son to Replace Him Conyers 'Retiring Today,' Endorses Son to Replace Him
- December 06, 2017

It came after John Conyers' attorney said late Monday afternoon that he will make an announcement about his political future on Tuesday morning. But after being publicly accused by one woman after another in recent weeks, he faced growing calls to resign from colleagues in the House, including Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. (more...)
Sharad Yadav says fight to save democracy will continue Sharad Yadav says fight to save democracy will continue
- December 06, 2017

Petitions seeking disqualification of legislators should be decided within three months and not be kept pending by presiding officers to save their membership or even to save the government, which enjoys majority only because of such types of persons, vice-president Venkaiah Naidu , who is also the Rajya Sabha chairman, has said. (more...)
Will Supreme Court Let Us Have Our Cake? Will Supreme Court Let Us Have Our Cake?
- December 06, 2017

The case, Pidgeon v. Turner , involves the question of whether the city of Houston was within its rights to extend health care and life insurance benefits to the spouses of LGBTQ city employees, just as it does for their heterosexual co-workers. (more...)
Growth and robust global travel demand lifts airlines Growth and robust global travel demand lifts airlines
- December 06, 2017

According to the forecast by the industry's global trade association, combined net profits will hit $38.4 billion, from a revised $34.5 billion in 2017, with USA carriers weighing in with nearly half. The increase in fares was in line with expected inflation. Overall revenues are seen rising 9.4% y-o-y to US$824 billion in 2018. An estimated 4.3bn passengers will travel next year, with air cargo to rise to 62.5m tonnes. (more...)
Zinke to ask Trump to shrink two more monuments Zinke to ask Trump to shrink two more monuments
- December 06, 2017

President Trump will on Monday announce plans to slash the size of two United States national parks, provoking fury from environmentalists, native american tribes and conservationists. He cited the 1906 Antiquities Act, which past Presidents have used to designate National Monuments, to scale back instead. Zinke said Tuesday he would focus changes in Gold Butte on the site's water districts. (more...)
Deutsche Bank gets subpoena from Mueller on Trump accounts Deutsche Bank gets subpoena from Mueller on Trump accounts
- December 06, 2017

Russian Federation has denied meddling in the election and Trump has called the special counsel's investigation a "witch hunt". Deutsche Bank has loaned the Trump organization an estimated $300 million for its real estate dealings prior to Donald Trump becoming president. (more...)
Trump says he's encouraging Hatch to run for reelection Trump says he's encouraging Hatch to run for reelection
- December 05, 2017

Amidst a sea of Congressional Republicans increasingly frustrated with the president, Hatch has consistently remained a Trump loyalist ever since the 2016 presidential campaign. since 1976 - though he can't stop declaring "war" on the GOP Establishment. Hatch, who in 2012 said he would not run again, has since signaled that he is interested in doing so but has not made a final decision. (more...)
Ten arrests over vehicle bomb murder of Maltese journalist Ten arrests over vehicle bomb murder of Maltese journalist
- December 05, 2017

Caruana Galizia, 53, was killed on October 16 after a bomb exploded in her auto as she drove away from her home in Mosta, a small town outside the capital, Valletta. Now, after the first major break in the case, distrust continues to shadow the investigation. Overall, Mr Muscat gave nearly no details, citing concerns any information could compromise prospects to prosecute the case. (more...)

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