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James Comey: If Trump Weren't President He'd Be 'In Serious Jeopardy' Over Cohen

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 23:28

James Comey, the former director of the FBI, speculated Sunday that if


An '(Unintentional) Grinch' Tried To Ban Christmas From The Classroom

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 21:37

An elementary school principal from Omaha, Nebraska has been placed on


Why Israel Confronted Hezbollah’s Tunnel Threat

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 21:35

The impact of Israel’s operation will have wider regional implications.


Would Taiwan Fight China Without U.S. Support?

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 21:32

It is in the interests of the United States to send reassuring signals to the public in Taiwan about the U.S. determination to assist and defend Taiwan.


Indian tycoon Mallya to find out extradition fate

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 21:18

Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya will appear in a London court on Monday to find out whether he will be extradited to his homeland, where he is accused of fraud. Mallya, chairman of the UB Group drinks conglomerate and chief executive of the Force India Formula One team, will discover his fate at Westminster Magistrates' Court. The loans from the state-owned IDBI bank were intended to bail out his failed carrier Kingfisher Airlines.


Mexico's new president boosts Pemex budget by $3.7 bn

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 20:08

Mexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday he would reverse shrinking investment in the state oil company by pouring $3.7 billion into Pemex in 2019, in a bid to boost crude and refined products' output. "We are going to increase investment in Pemex by 75 billion pesos from what was authorized for 2018," the leftist president said in a speech in his home state of Tabasco. The state oil giant has seen a drop in its production since 2004, when it extracted some 3.4 million barrels per day.


Meng Wanzhou: US ambassador told to 'immediately correct' arrest of Huawei CFO as diplomatic row deepens

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 18:39

China has summoned the US ambassador to Beijing to demand Washington cancel an arrest warrant for a senior executive of telecoms giant Huawei. The arrest of chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou on 1 December has threatened to reignite a trade war between the two powers. Officials reportedly told Ambassador Terry Branstad the detention was “extremely egregious” and said the US must “immediately correct its wrong actions”.


Armenian acting PM's bloc leads parliamentary vote: election commission

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 18:33

YEREVAN (Reuters) - Armenia's acting prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, is on his way to bolstering his authority as his political bloc appeared to have taken a clear lead in elections in the ex-Soviet country on Sunday, the Central Election Commission's (CEC) preliminary results showed. My Step Alliance, which includes Pashinyan's Civil Contract Party, won over 70 percent of the vote based on results from more than 50 percent of the polling stations, the CEC said on its website. ...


Teachers union: Tentative deal to end charter schools strike

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 18:31

CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's first teachers' strike against a charter school operator will end after their union and management struck a tentative deal Sunday that includes protections for students and immigrant families living in the country illegally.


Carl Bernstein: 'Donald Trump For The First Time In His Life Is Cornered'

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 17:34

President Donald Trump is used to avoiding accountability. Whether in his past


Nation's first charter school strike ends, but could portend more battles on choice

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 17:31

The strike affected only about 7,500 of Chicago's 371,000 public school students. But it was closely followed by labor leaders and charter advocates around the country.


‘Yellow Jacket’ protests paralyze Paris and threaten Macron’s government

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 17:25

The fourth weekend of violent protests in France paralyzed the capital, as demonstrators called for the resignation of President Emmanuel Macron.


Fox News Contributor: Trump 'Likely To Be Indicted' On Campaign Finance Violations

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 16:04

Fox News contributor Andrew McCarthy has bad news for President Donald Trump:


Who is Isha Ambani, and why are Beyoncé and Hillary Clinton in India for her wedding?

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 15:38

High-profile celebrities, from Beyonce to Hillary Clinton and Arianna Huffington, were spotted in India for Isha Ambani's pre-wedding festivities.


In Gaza protests, Israeli troops aim for the legs

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 15:34

GAZA CITY, Gaza (AP) — Israeli forces deployed along the volatile border with the Gaza Strip have fired live rounds at rock-throwing Palestinian protesters ever since demonstrations against Israel's long-running blockade of Gaza began in March.


Evers not optimistic Wisconsin Gov. Walker will veto bills

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 15:14

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers said Sunday he's not optimistic that outgoing governor Scott Walker will veto bills approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature that would limit the new governor's power.


Newtown shooter described 'scorn for humanity'

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 14:34

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Documents from the investigation into the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut are shedding light on the gunman's anger, scorn for other people, and deep social isolation in the years leading up to the shooting.


Wisconsin Democratic Governor-Elect May Sue If GOP Limits Power

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 13:43

“I need to stand up for the people of Wisconsin,” Evers added. Evers, currently Wisconsin’s education superintendent, defeated Walker in the Nov. 6 election and will take office on Jan. 7. The Republican-held legislature, in its lame-duck session, passed bills last week that would weaken the governor’s powers prior to Evers taking office.


Camp Fire survivor elated to find dog waiting at their burned down house

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 13:18

When Andrea Gaylord was forced to evacuate the devastating Camp Fire in Northern California in November, she couldn't get back home to take her dog Madison with her to safety as the fires spread. The evacuation order was lifted nearly a month after it was instated in Paradise, California, and Gaylord was beside herself to see Madison waiting for her as she pulled up to her burned down property, Gaylord told the ABC 10 news. Madison miraculously survived the Camp Fire that tore through Northern California throughout November, killing 85 people, displacing thousands, and leaving many, including Gaylord, homeless.


Rand Paul Calls Trump's Nomination Of William Barr For Attorney General 'Very Troubling'

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 13:07

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday bashed President Donald Trump's nomination of


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