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Global Trump criticizes Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director as he plans retirement
Author: 0 Trump criticizes Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director as he plans retirement

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, a Republican, told reporters this week that he would like McCabe out of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Seeking Mueller's removal "would have severe repercussions for Americans' sense of justice here at home and for our reputation for fairness around the world", they wrote in a letter to President Donald Trump on Friday that was coordinated by Georgetown Law's Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection.

Global Indian ODI squad for South Africa series announced
Author: 0 Indian ODI squad for South Africa series announced

India's highly anticipated pace attack will feature Jasprit Bumrah , Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Mohammed Shami , and Shardul Thakur . Following the Test series, Virat Kohli and co will play six ODIs against South Africa, starting with the first match on February 1.

Global London Zoo hearth: 1 aardvark, four meerkats lifeless
Author: 0 London Zoo hearth: 1 aardvark, four meerkats lifeless

One aardvark, Misha , died in the blaze and a spokesperson for the zoo has confirmed four meerkats are now missing. The zoo's beloved Misha the aardvark tragically died in the inferno and a total of four meerkats are still missing after the fire reached the Animal Adventure section.

Global Trump Commutes His First Prison Sentence
Author: 0 Trump Commutes His First Prison Sentence

Rubashkin's case and the severity of his sentence", the White House statement read. "Mr. Rubashkin has now served more than 8 years of that sentence, which many have called excessive in light of its disparity with sentences imposed for similar crimes", President Trump's announcement noted , reflecting deep resentments over the exceptionally harsh sentence in the Jewish community as well as in the legal community at the time of the trial.

Global Canadian PM Broke Ethics Rules by Visiting Aga Khan Island: Watchdog
Author: 0 Canadian PM Broke Ethics Rules by Visiting Aga Khan Island: Watchdog

The outgoing ethics commissioner's long-awaited report suggests that Trudeau could have avoided this outcome had he come to her before going on the trip that began on December 26, 2016. A spokesperson for Trudeau has confirmed to CTV News that that senior USA official was Kerry. Make no mistake about it: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's breach of the federal conflict of interest law has come back to haunt him like the ghost of Christmas Past.

Global Bristol City were lucky to beat Man United, claims Mourinho
Author: 0 Bristol City were lucky to beat Man United, claims Mourinho

Only one lower league team (Bristol is in the Championship) has ever knocked out four top-flight sides in one League Cup campaign prior to today. Jose Mourinho has enjoyed success during his time in England in the League Cup, winning the competition three times at Chelsea and United last season.

Global Virginia election ruled a tied, winner will be chosen at random
Author: 0 Virginia election ruled a tied, winner will be chosen at random

A Republican who appears to have lost a Virginia House of Delegates contest by one vote is challenging a single ballot, based on concerns raised by a GOP election official who participated in the recount. Democrats are still waiting for a decision in their lawsuit seeking a new election in the Stafford-area 28th District, which was won by Republican Bob Thomas by 82 votes.

Global Sen. Al Franken to resign January 2 over sexual misconduct allegations
Author: 0 Sen. Al Franken to resign January 2 over sexual misconduct allegations

I will live by whatever decision and I will walk away thinking about this opportunity I've had while I was here. "I've seen a person that his own caucus has turned on". Since the announcement, which was immediately followed by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's appointment of Smith to take his place, Franken has continued to vote and deliver floor speeches.

Global European Union negotiator: Brexit transition by end of 2020
Author: 0 European Union negotiator: Brexit transition by end of 2020

The falls came even after the breakthrough in divorce talks between Britain and the European Union at the end of last week that will mean the two sides can move on to discussions on trade and a transition deal. If foreign banks began leaving, the City's fabric would begin to unravel, industry officials have said. The Bank of England is reportedly set to unveil plans to allow European banks in Britain to continue to operate as normal after Brexit.

Global Trump reportedly considered withdrawing Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination
Author: 0 Trump reportedly considered withdrawing Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination

Still, Short said he never believed Gorsuch's nomination was in jeopardy, "nor did the president ever suggest to me that he wanted to pull him". Washington Post released a report last night which indicated that the president almost rescinded his nomination for Neil Gorsuch to become the ninth justice of the Supreme Court .

Global North Korea begins tests to load Anthrax onto ICBMs, report says
Author: 0 North Korea begins tests to load Anthrax onto ICBMs, report says

According to the Asahi , Washington had allegedly known that North Korea was culturing anthrax for a while. North Korea has a stockpile of between 2,500 tons to 5,000 tons of chemical weapons, and is capable of producing biological agents such as anthrax and smallpox, South Korea has previously said.

Global White Christmas chance looks very low for the Carolinas
Author: 0 White Christmas chance looks very low for the Carolinas

For now, the National Weather Service is calling for highs around 50 degrees and a 50 percent chance of rain here on Monday. Two years ago it was almost 70 degrees on Christmas Eve. Too far east, cold enough for snow but not much moisture. Baltimore has an outside chance of having a white Christmas , but any snow will require a quicker-than-expected intrusion of cold air.

Global Islamic State Attack In Kabul Ended, Three Militants Reported Killed
Author: 0 Islamic State Attack In Kabul Ended, Three Militants Reported Killed

Two policemen were wounded in the attack, Kabul police confirmed. During the attack, roads to the area were closed and dozens of police and intelligence officers blocked access to the public. Another government official said the attack was near the intelligence agency training center. Elsewhere in the country, a Taliban suicide attacker detonated a auto bomb in the southern city of Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province, late Monday killing at least two civilians and wounding 30 people.

Global United States vetoes UN call for withdrawal of Trump Jerusalem decision
Author: 0 United States vetoes UN call for withdrawal of Trump Jerusalem decision

The Egyptian-drafted text reiterated the United Nations position on Jerusalem, affirming "that any decisions and actions which purport to have altered, the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with relevant resolutions of the Security Council".

Global Lions Become Rockettes For Christmas-Themed Touchdown Celebration
Author: 0 Lions Become Rockettes For Christmas-Themed Touchdown Celebration

Thanks to two field goals and a touchdown in the first half, the Lions are nearly there and had a 13-3 lead at halftime. Matthew Stafford connected with TJ Jones to help Detroit establish a 13-0 lead. Fans on social media were particularly irked when the Bears , facing a 4th-and-1 at midfield in the first half, opted to punt. Bears vs. Lions live stream , start time , betting odds and TV information for Saturday's National Football League game between Chicago and Detroit .

Global Pentagon Admits to Funding Alien Research Program
Author: 0 Pentagon Admits to Funding Alien Research Program

The programme is reported to have cost the Department of Defense more than $US20 million before it was shut down in order to save costs. The firm, which continues to hold federal contracts including with U.S. At the time , the UFO comments were lost in the press of other campaign issues, including Wikileaks' release of purloined emails from Podesta's personal Gmail account.

Global This 16 year-old got into Harvard
Author: 0 This 16 year-old got into Harvard

The video shows him and his classmates waiting to see if he was admitted to the Ivy League school. Just like him, the whole room burst with happiness, chanting "three-peat". The celebratory video was posted online Wednesday, and has since been viewed more than 5 million times. Little told The Huffington Post he plans to study math and computer science, and when he graduates wants to "find a job on Wall Street with the intention of opening a nonprofit to help children from my community get ...

Global PM Modi optimistic about productive Winter Session
Author: 0 PM Modi optimistic about productive Winter Session

After much delay, the winter session of the Parliament finally began today. Issues like the Muslim Womens Rights on Marriage Bill related to triple talaq and legislation on granting Constitutional status to the Backward Class Commission are among the important bills, which will be tabled for discussion and passage.

Global Winter Weather On Its Way
Author: 0 Winter Weather On Its Way

Light snow, with one the three inches forecast , will impact Friday's evening commute. The system was too moisture-starved in this area to produce much of anything, according to the weather service. 27 Storm Track meteorologist Star Derry said highs should reach the upper 30s Saturday and Sunday , under mostly cloudy skies. Expect a windy day, with gusts up to 30 miles per hour, and temperatures rebounding into the 30s.

Global Red Kettle Campaign donations down; volunteers crank up the bells
Author: 0 Red Kettle Campaign donations down; volunteers crank up the bells

For a second year, the Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle fundraiser is struggling to meet its goal. On Saturday, December 16, Walmart Canada will match donations made by individuals to Salvation Army Christmas kettles located in its stores nationwide up to a maximum of $100,000.

Global New Hampshire Salvation Army volunteer spreads cheer with pet goat
Author: 0 New Hampshire Salvation Army volunteer spreads cheer with pet goat

The Salvation Army is urging donors to take advantage of tax relief by donating their IRA charitable rollover distributions to The Salvation Army, Genesee County. "Patrons include families with young children and seniors", she said. " ... Some folks are only up 30 percent, so I think we're OK". In the meantime, Wheeler said he would "love" to see a local business help jumpstart the Red Kettle campaign with a large donation.

Global DOJ Inspector General Clarifies Details, Timeline Around Anti-Trump Texts
Author: 0 DOJ Inspector General Clarifies Details, Timeline Around Anti-Trump Texts

Jordan said he believes Strzok is the "guy who bootstrapped up the dossier" and "dressed it all up and made it look like it was real intel" and took it to a secret FISA court to get surveillance warrants on the Trump campaign. He then cites substantial reasons to doubt that members of Mueller's team (past and present) are unbiased and conflict free. Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, read each of the donations to Rosenstein on Wednesday, asking how he could "with a straight face" say they were ...

Global School Children Help Philly Fire Department Deliver Christmas Tree Safety Tips
Author: 0 School Children Help Philly Fire Department Deliver Christmas Tree Safety Tips

Before purchasing the tree, consider the size and weight of what you can handle. "I've got everything from 4 to 17 feet tall". On the other side with the properly watered tree, lots of time passed before flames were spotted. The price of labor has gone up significantly. The National Christmas Tree Association data shows that consumers spent 30 percent more on Christmas trees in 2016 than the previous year.

Global Fishburne Military honors veterans with Wreaths Across America ceremony
Author: 0 Fishburne Military honors veterans with Wreaths Across America ceremony

The public is invited to attend. The organization conducts extensive research to learn where local soldiers were killed in combat in America's wars and where they are buried so they can receive a wreath at their grave, Kauffman said. Individuals have ordered wreaths to place in towns like Cushing and Perkins even if ceremonies aren't scheduled for those locations. "I'm hoping to bring Wreaths Across America to a cemetery near where I go to college", she said with a smile.

Global Trump Thanks Omarosa Manigault Newman After White House Announces Her Resignation
Author: 0 Trump Thanks Omarosa Manigault Newman After White House Announces Her Resignation

In the GMA interview , Omarosa claimed the rumors are "100 percent false", adding, inaccurately, "No one has reported [on the firing] except for one individual who has a personal vendetta against me". "Where are the pictures or videos?" she said. Though she predated Kelly in the administration, sources say when the retired Marine general took over in July, her role began to feel ill-defined.

Author: 0 Somalia's Shabaab kill 18 police in academy bombing

According to a Reuters report, the bomber was in police uniform and blew himself up inside the training camp. Speaking to Reuters , the director of Amin Ambulances said they carried 13 dead people and 15 others who were injured in the attack.

Global Clipper brings chance of snow; coldest temps since March sweep over DC
Author: 0 Clipper brings chance of snow; coldest temps since March sweep over DC

Our attention then turns to a fast-moving clipper system late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Clouds giving way to increasing sunshine tomorrow . Highs still on the colder side topping out in the the mid 30s. It will be a sunny day - but don't be fooled! However, a flurry can't be completely ruled out at this point in the Poconos.

Global Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore rides to poll on horseback
Author: 0 Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore rides to poll on horseback

Alabama voters elected Democrat Doug Jones as the state's next U.S. senator on Tuesday in one of the most scandal-plagued political contests in recent memory. "Of course", Brook explained, "in Alabama we're not NY so there are a lot of Jewish Republicans here". President Donald Trump recently threw his support behind Moore after initially endorsing unusual in the Republican primary.

Global Donald Trump's stand on North Korea unchanged: White House
Author: 0 Donald Trump's stand on North Korea unchanged: White House

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivers remarks on the U.S. -Korea relationship during a forum at the Atlantic Council in Washington, U.S. December 12, 2017. Security Council on Tuesday. "Then we can begin to lay out a map, a road map, of what we might be willing to work towards". North Korea says such drills are preparations for invasion.

Global Gillibrand: Trump Tweet is 'Sexist Smear'
Author: 0 Gillibrand: Trump Tweet is 'Sexist Smear'

Gillibrand told CNN Monday that she believed the allegations raised against Trump are credible and should be investigated. This led to Mr Trump launching an attack. "At least 17 women have publicly accused the President of sexual misconduct", the letter, which was signed by 56 lawmakers, said. A few hours later, Warren clapped back at the president in defense of her fellow female senator, writing in a tweet, "Are you really trying to bully, intimidate and slut-shame @SenGillibrand ? You ...

Global Winter storm watch this afternoon
Author: 0 Winter storm watch this afternoon

Warnings are also in effect for the Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, and Syracuse areas, and the remainder of NY counties are under winter weather advisories . Lake effect snow showers will likely impact the eastern and northern shorelines of Huron County starting at 4 p.m. It remains cold and dry on Wednesday.

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