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ANIMAL HOUSE: Air at frat party tests positive for booze on breathalyzer ANIMAL HOUSE: Air at frat party tests positive for booze on breathalyzer
- December 23, 2017

As WJLA reported, officers knocked on the door and were eventually invited in by the building's tenants. Police raided the November party at a house in Bethesda, Md., which had been advertised online as a "Tequila Tuesday", after complaints from neighbors. (more...)
Fans reckon there's something missing from William and Kate's family Christmas card Fans reckon there's something missing from William and Kate's family Christmas card
- December 23, 2017

Fan page Kate M Cambridge wrote: "Where's Kate's right hand?!" while Sue Rose asked: "Has anyone seen Kate's right arm?" Fans online have claimed Kate's right arm is missing. Next year, the Cambridges will have a new addition to their Christmas card, as Kate is expecting her third child in April. The photo shows Prince William , 35, looking dashing in a suit and light blue tie. (more...)
Arsenal 0 - 1 Liverpool: Tops & Flops of the first half Arsenal 0 - 1 Liverpool: Tops & Flops of the first half
- December 23, 2017

Firmino should have done better with a pair of back-post headers from deep left-wing crosses but Liverpool opened the scoring after 26 minutes. Showing the desire and assertiveness completely missing in the first half, Arsenal pulled level through Alexis Sanchez and Granit Xhaka by the 56th minute. (more...)
USA sanctions Chechen president Kadyrov under Magnitsky Act USA sanctions Chechen president Kadyrov under Magnitsky Act
- December 23, 2017

Artem Chayka is accused of using his father's position and power to unfairly award state-owned assets and contracts. The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on five Russians, including the leader of Chechnya, under a USA human rights law that has been a major irritant between Washington and Moscow. (more...)
McMaster: US Prepared to 'Denuclearize' North Korea by Force McMaster: US Prepared to 'Denuclearize' North Korea by Force
- December 23, 2017

The ships would be blacklisted - meaning countries would be required to ban them from entering their ports - if none of the 15 members of the Security Council's North Korea sanctions committee object by afternoon today. It has boasted of developing a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and reaching the mainland United States. Representatives of the countries that sent military support to the UN-backed effort to repel North Korean forces after the 1950 invasion of South Korea will ... (more...)
Tougher North Korea sanctions could work this time, analysts say Tougher North Korea sanctions could work this time, analysts say
- December 23, 2017

The South's President Moon Jae-in also said earlier this week he has proposed delaying military drills with the USA until after the Games as long as North Korea refrains from conducting any provocations. In the document, announced on Monday, Trump said Washington had to deal with the challenge posed by North Korea's weapons programmes. The US has said that all options, including military action, are on the table, though it prefers diplomacy to resolve North Korea's nuclear standoff. (more...)
Elderly couple arrested in Nebraska with over 60 pounds of marijuana Elderly couple arrested in Nebraska with over 60 pounds of marijuana
- December 23, 2017

Ho, ho... holy moly that's a lot of marijuana! When the police approached, they smelled "the strong odor of raw marijuana" wafting off the couple's pickup truck. A Sheriff's Department in Nebraska was in for a surprise when they stopped an elderly couple for a traffic violation. According to The Washington Post, marijuana is not legal in the state of Nebraska. (more...)
Sandra Bullock targets Anne Hathaway in first 'Ocean's 8' trailer Sandra Bullock targets Anne Hathaway in first 'Ocean's 8' trailer
- December 22, 2017

In the trailer, we see Bullock as Debbie Ocean , the sister of fellow conman Danny Ocean , as she's released from prison on parole. While the Ocean's film franchise ultimately spanned three hugely successful films, millions of dollars on the box office and the bromance of George Clooney and Brad Pitt , who led the cast from the front, here it's seven women who form the heist crew. (more...)
Weak aftershocks reduced risk of major quake in Iran's capital city Tehran Weak aftershocks reduced risk of major quake in Iran's capital city Tehran
- December 22, 2017

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. Petrol purchases in the six hours after the quake reached 10 million litres, more than double the average full day sales even though it was in the middle of the night, the national fuel distribution company said. (more...)
NBC5 Forecast: Mild Start to Winter Today, Cold Rain for Friday
- December 22, 2017

Walker and Head both confirm there will be rain beginning Friday night and continuing into Saturday . EXTENDED: It will remain cloudy Friday and will be colder with high temperatures only reaching near 40 with a north wind up to 10 miles per hour. (more...)
British mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe eligible for early release from Iran prison British mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe eligible for early release from Iran prison
- December 22, 2017

Despite the latest comments in Iran, Mr Ratcliffe said he remained "hopeful" that his wife would soon be released and would be able to return home with their three-year-old daughter, Gabriella, in time for Christmas. I am probably a bit cautious as to see just how positive", he said. He added: "I guess also there's not yet been a sort of confirmation to her from the prosecutor, so what she got told was there is still some paperwork to finalise". (more...)
Philippe Coutinho would be a 'great signing' for Barcelona - Andres Iniesta Philippe Coutinho would be a 'great signing' for Barcelona - Andres Iniesta
- December 22, 2017

The Samba star has been in sensational form for the Merseysiders this season and Klopp must hold on to him if Liverpool are earn CL qualification for next season and do well in this season's tournament as well. In recent weeks, several reports have stated that the Blaugrana are willing to let the player go, only if they find a suitable replacement, given the lack of defensive depth in Valverde's squad. (more...)
Trump Commutes Sentence of Sholom Rubashkin Trump Commutes Sentence of Sholom Rubashkin
- December 22, 2017

Rubashkin is the former CEO of Agriprocessors, a large kosher meatpacking company that was raided in 2008 . He was sentenced to 27 years in federal prison for his role in creating fake documents in order to obtain bank loans. The White House further noted criticism of Rubashkin's sentencing as unusually harsh in comparison to penalties imposed on others for similar white-collar crimes. (more...)
North Korea testing biological warheads for its missiles North Korea testing biological warheads for its missiles
- December 22, 2017

Trump's National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said earlier this month that North Korea was the "greatest immediate threat to the US" In reaction to North Korea missile tests and threats, the US has engaged in a major joint military exercise this month with the South Korean army that involved more than 12,000 personnel. (more...)
Macron rebukes Assad for accusing France of supporting terrorism
- December 21, 2017

After a string of strong comments by French officials blaming Assad's government for atrocities and failed talks, Assad said on Monday France was supporting bloodshed in Syria, making it unfit to talk about peace settlements. "I don't think Syria boils down to Bashar al-Assad", Macron said. He criticised separate Russian talks in Astana with Iran and Turkey meant to reduce violence and possibly pave the way to Syrian talks in Sochi next year. (more...)
Royal Caribbean says it won't provide more info on crash victims Royal Caribbean says it won't provide more info on crash victims
- December 21, 2017

The tour bus was transporting cruise ship passengers from two Royal Caribbean cruise ships, the Celebrity Equinox and Serenade of the Seas , to Mayan ruins at Chacchoben , about 175 kilometres south of Tulum , when it flipped over on the highway, authorities said. (more...)
Trudeau Vacation Broke Ethics Rules, Canadian Commissioner Says Trudeau Vacation Broke Ethics Rules, Canadian Commissioner Says
- December 21, 2017

Trudeau or his family could reasonably be seen to have been given to influence Mr. Trudeau in his capacity as prime minister". Mr Trudeau says he has always considered the Aga Khan - whom he calls "Uncle K" - a close family friend, which is why he did not clear the trips in advance. (more...)
Plane crash claims three lives Plane crash claims three lives
- December 21, 2017

Officers arrived on scene and located the fire from the wreckage in a heavily wooded area behind a residence. Firefighters were able to put those flames out. The identities of the victims have not yet been released. Indiana State Police, the Federal Aviation Association, and the National Transportation Safety Board are all working together to find out what happened. (more...)
Al Franken to officially leave US Senate seat on Jan. 2 Al Franken to officially leave US Senate seat on Jan. 2
- December 21, 2017

He'd spent weeks this fall pleading for forgiveness in response to the accusations over his past actions. Franken has been accused by multiple women of touching them inappropriately. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D.) has appointed Lt. Gov. Tina Smith (D.) to fill Franken's seat when he officially departs. She said she plans on running in November 2018 in order to finish out Franken's term, which lasts until 2020. (more...)
Damian Green resignation letter in full Damian Green resignation letter in full
- December 21, 2017

Green's departure strips her of one of the most loyal members of her government as she seeks to steer Britain's path out of the European Union and rescue her struggling premiership. She is a politician who guards her views, her own persona very closely. Mr Green's political future has been in question since journalist and Conservative activist Ms Maltby suggested he had behaved inappropriately towards her in an article last month for the Times . (more...)
Enes Kanter, Knicks Center, Faces Jail Time In Turkey For Insulting Leader Enes Kanter, Knicks Center, Faces Jail Time In Turkey For Insulting Leader
- December 21, 2017

Kanter, who is in the United States, would be tried in absentia. He holds a USA green card that allows him to live and work in the country on a permanent basis. Kanter remains an admirer of Gulen, who has lived in self-imposed exile in the US since 1999 and was blamed by the Turkish government for being behind the coup attempt against Erdogan in July 2016. (more...)
Brexit transition to end by December 2020 Brexit transition to end by December 2020
- December 21, 2017

Arrangements could be made for the United Kingdom to be "consulted" on the allocation of annual fish quotas under the Common Fisheries Policy but Britain will not take part in the decision-making process, Mr Barnier said . He also revealed the Bank's plans are based on agreement being struck on a transition period by the end of the March next year. The next phase comes as Barnier ruffled feathers in London yesterday with a warning that any ties after Brexit would inevitably result in ... (more...)
Census: Utah the 3rd fastest growing state in the nation Census: Utah the 3rd fastest growing state in the nation
- December 21, 2017

The U.S. population grew by 2.3 million between July 1, 2016, and July 1, 2017, representing a 0.72 percent increase to 325.7 million. Texas is now firmly in second place among the most populous states. Pennsylvania moved up to the fifth spot in terms of population in the estimates. Of course, percentage growth differs from numeric growth - that top title went to Texas, which brought in an additional 400,000 residents between July 2016 and July 2017, bringing the Southern state's total ... (more...)
Sen. Jack Latvala resigns facing harrassment, corruption allegations Sen. Jack Latvala resigns facing harrassment, corruption allegations
- December 21, 2017

Latvala, 66, is a 16-year veteran of the Senate and a Republican candidate for governor looking to replace the term-limited Scott next year. He claimed that his enemies have latched on to the #MeToo movement "to rid our country of sexual harassment to try to rid the Florida Senate of me". (more...)
Palestinian teen arrested after video showing her slapping Israeli soldier went viral Palestinian teen arrested after video showing her slapping Israeli soldier went viral
- December 20, 2017

Ahed Tamimi is well-known across Palestine and the Arab world for videos of her, since her childhood, defiantly resisting Israeli soldiers who clash with Palestinians in her village almost every week. Nafatali Bennet, Israel's education minister who is known for his hawkish views, told Army Radio on Tuesday that Ahed and the other women in the video should "finish their lives in prison". (more...)

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