McCain to miss tax reform vote, heading to Arizona to recover

The Republican senator from Arizona, who was admitted to the Walter Reed Medical Center on Wednesday, was returning home from Washington, D.C., on Sunday, CBS News reported . Insiders of the United States Senate have reported to news outlets that th... More..

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Zimbabwe military chief looks set for vice presidency
by | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Zimbabwe military chief looks set for vice presidency

The general in charge of the military intervention in Zimbabwe that led to the resignation of longtime ruler Robert Mugabe is to retire from the defence forces, paving the way for him to be appointed as vic...More..

by | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Syria: Assad, Macron's statements 'have no value'

He underscored that France's priority is to destroy Daesh in Syria, rather than oust Assad and to seek a political solution to the conflict. Assad has previously vowed to take back all of Syria. Macron said...More..

Redknapp urges Liverpool to swap Coutinho for Barca star
by | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Redknapp urges Liverpool to swap Coutinho for Barca star

The 25-year-old produced another magnificent performance for the Reds during Sunday's 4-0 away win at Bournemouth , scoring the opening goal and providing a fine assist for Roberto Firmino's header in the se...More..

Official says at least 6 dead in Amtrak crash
by | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Official says at least 6 dead in Amtrak crash

A U.S. official said the death toll was likely to rise. But he acknowledged that positive train control (PTC), a system that automatically slows trains if they are going too fast, had not been installed on th...More..

Shoals native Red Marlow performs in 'The Voice' finale
by | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Shoals native Red Marlow performs in 'The Voice' finale

There just isn't real any evidence at the moment that she is going to have the momentum or the widespread support to get her into first or second place. You can also vote via Facebook by clicking here. Stream...More..

Houthi rebels, missile against Riyadh. Saudis, 'intercepted'
by | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Houthi rebels, missile against Riyadh. Saudis, 'intercepted'

A loud boom was heard in Riyadh and a column of white smoke could be seen briefly from a distance before the coalition announced it had intercepted the missile. Saudi Arabia said on November 4 it had intercepte...More..

Thomas Fire Spreads Rapidly to Santa Barbara County
by | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Thomas Fire Spreads Rapidly to Santa Barbara County

In downtown Santa Barbara , Maya Schoop-Rutten, owner of Chocolate Maya, said she saw through the window of her chocolate shop smoke suddenly appear after strong winds blew through. As the northerly "sundowner...More..

Japan to Buy Two US-Built Anti-Missile Systems
by | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Japan to Buy Two US-Built Anti-Missile Systems

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet approved a plan Tuesday to buy two Aegis Ashore missile interceptor systems at a cost of almost $2 billion. They will be purchased in the United States and will cost Tokyo...More..

Yellow weather warning issued ahead of 'dangerous' freezing fog tomorrow
by | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Yellow weather warning issued ahead of 'dangerous' freezing fog tomorrow

The extreme conditions are expected to last until midday on Tuesday, with some patches of freezing fog overnight . Severe fog was forecast to hit much of the United Kingdom on Tuesday, with extreme condition...More..

'UK is five times as exposed to Brexit risk as EU'
by | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

'UK is five times as exposed to Brexit risk as EU'

However, Brussels quickly moved to dash hopes of a "gradual divergence" from European Union red tape - favoured by some Cabinet ministers. British politicians and think tanks have in recent days floated ing...More..

French privacy watchdog CNIL says WhatsApp data transfer to Facebook is illegal
by | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

French privacy watchdog CNIL says WhatsApp data transfer to Facebook is illegal

CNIL said "WhatsApp cannot claim a legitimate interest to massively transfer data to the company Facebook Inc. insofar as this transfer does not provide adequate guarantees allowing to preserve the interest or ...More..

Twitter suspends accounts of far-right British group retweeted by Trump
by | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Twitter suspends accounts of far-right British group retweeted by Trump

Those videos, which could be viewed by the president's 40-plus million followers, have now disappeared from his timeline. While Twitter is stepping up its online safety efforts, not all users have agreed wi...More..

Ahmedabad collector rubbishes Hardik Patel's claims of EVM tampering
by | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Ahmedabad collector rubbishes Hardik Patel's claims of EVM tampering

Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam earlier in the day said that the Bharatiya Janata Party's victory in Gujarat was not because of the people of the state but because of EVMs. "I have 100% doubt on EVMs", he ...More..

by | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Australian PM announces cabinet reshuffle

Brandis will be recommended as Australia's next High Commissioner to the United Kingdom in January, Turnbull said. Nationals MP Darren Chester has been dumped as Infrastructure Minister with little-known Quee...More..

by | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

North Korea "directly responsible" for massive cyberattack: WH official

News of the administration's announcement was reported earlier today by The Washington Post , which reports that the White House will be issuing a formal statement tomorrow. A Sydney-based "loyal agent of Nort...More..

Turkey says regrets to see veto of United Nations resolution on Jerusalem
by | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Turkey says regrets to see veto of United Nations resolution on Jerusalem

Matthew Rycroft . Trump, breaking away from decades-old U.S. policy of neutrality on the issue, announced on Dec 6 to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and ordered to move the United States embassy to t...More..

US Thomas Fire contained by half but likely to break record
by | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

US Thomas Fire contained by half but likely to break record

Officials share that since July 1, crews have burned 13 square miles of accumulated dry needles, leaves and bark - more than double the amount cleared three years ago. Some 18,000 structures are still considere...More..

BC government officially bans grizzly bear hunting
by | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

BC government officially bans grizzly bear hunting

On Dec. 8 Donaldson said a consultation process was completed to help craft regulations around the future of the grizzly bear hunt in the province. Under the prior Liberal government, B.C. "We couldn't be m...More..

Dog expert: What makes a dog turn on its owner?
by | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Dog expert: What makes a dog turn on its owner?

Thursday night from a man who discovered the woman's body in a remote area. After talking with the family, Agnew said, "Let me cut right to the chase, the most important detail that we did not release because...More..

Vigil held for slain National Basketball Association player Lorenzen Wright
by | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Vigil held for slain National Basketball Association player Lorenzen Wright

Wright's ex-wife comes up multiple times in the piece and was even interviewed. Sherra Wright , 38, was arrested by federal marshals in Norco on Friday, seven years after Lorenzen Wright's death in M...More..

Thales buys Gemalto for €4.8bn
by | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Thales buys Gemalto for €4.8bn

Lear Corp is buying EXO Technologies, hoping to expand its... Atos has said it will not pursue its bid, but will be available should the deal with Thales fall through. Over the past three years, Thales says i...More..

US Vice President postpones trip to Middle East until January
by | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

US Vice President postpones trip to Middle East until January

Vice President Mike Pence will delay his planned trip this week to the Middle East until mid-January, the White House announced Monday. Mike Pence, an evangelical Christian, is a strong backer of Donald Tru...More..

by | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

United States blaming Pakistan for failures in Afghanistan: Janjua

Peeved at the United States for backing India on the Kashmir issue, Pakistan's National Security Advisor (NSA) Lt Gen (retired) Nasser Khan Janjua, warned on Monday that nuclear war in South Asia was a real pos...More..

Rep. Lowey joins fight to save Children's Health Insurance Program
by | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Rep. Lowey joins fight to save Children's Health Insurance Program

CHIP helps insure about nine million kids who aren't eligible for Medicaid, and whose parents can't afford private insurance. CHIP, which began in 1997 and expired in September, provides health coverage for c...More..

Topeka's Salvation Army closing in on Red Kettle campaign goal
by | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Topeka's Salvation Army closing in on Red Kettle campaign goal

Laurie Sauder with the Saskatoon Salvation Army . "All of our families have been adopted", she said. He says the huge check, that was placed in a kettle in the south metro on Saturday, comes at a critical ...More..

Gunmen Attack NDS Training Center in Kabul
by | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Gunmen Attack NDS Training Center in Kabul

Zarmina Mohammadi, TOLOnews reporter, says between five and six gunmen are hiding in a building and clashing with the security forces. "The auto was exploded by the special forces", said Mohammad Sadiq Muradi, ...More..

President Donald Trump Loses Third Judge Nominee
by | Monday, December 18, 2017

President Donald Trump Loses Third Judge Nominee

He also failed to disclose that his wife works in the White House counsel's office, which overseas judicial nominations. A request for comment from Petersen was not immediately returned. Petersen is now Trum...More..

Forecasts say a white Christmas is possible in Miss
by | Monday, December 18, 2017

Forecasts say a white Christmas is possible in Miss

Though looking at green grass in temperatures in the 50s last weekend might make some doubt the winter holiday is near. Some very blustery conditions are expected between Christmas and New Year, with gales at...More..

'Thousands' of emails uncovered in Trump Russia probe
by | Monday, December 18, 2017

'Thousands' of emails uncovered in Trump Russia probe

A lawyer for the group set up to help Donald Trump's transition to the White House said the General Services Administration (GSA) had improperly provided the transition records to Mr Mueller's investigators. ...More..

NEWSFLASH: Ramaphosa victorious in ANC election
by | Monday, December 18, 2017

NEWSFLASH: Ramaphosa victorious in ANC election

Ramaphosa was nominated by five provinces and Dlamini-Zuma by the remaining four. He was the favoured candidate of investors, business leaders, labour unionists and the ANC's communist party allies. He turned h...More..

Amtrak train derails south of Seattle
by | Monday, December 18, 2017

Amtrak train derails south of Seattle

An Amtrak train has derailed on a bridge over a highway in Pierce County, Wash., prompting a major emergency response from local authorities. The Thurston County Sheriff tweeted: "Please be advised of a mas...More..

Trump to lay out strategic goals in major national security speech
by | Monday, December 18, 2017

Trump to lay out strategic goals in major national security speech

Trump repeatedly slammed China on the campaign trail over trade, but he softened his stance after meeting with President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort earlier this year, as Washington sought Beijing's a...More..

Shots fired during RAF Mildenhall incident
by | Monday, December 18, 2017

Shots fired during RAF Mildenhall incident

Shots were fired by American service personnel and the base was put on lockdown during the incident. It has been reported that the USAF will stay at RAF Mildenhall until 2024. " Police are continuing to deal ...More..

Mother, 3 of her children killed in NY house fire
by | Monday, December 18, 2017

Mother, 3 of her children killed in NY house fire

Eight others, including five firefighters, suffered minor injuries. The FDNY said that the fire at a single-family home on East 14th Street near Avenue S began around 2:30 a.m. "The fire did start and it got ...More..