• Sen. Menendez Could Be Facing Another Corruption Trial
Sen. Menendez Could Be Facing Another Corruption Trial

Menendez's office said it was disappointed by the decision. Six of the counts against Menendez are for bribery, three are for honest services fraud, and his close friend Salomon Melgen is again a co-defendant in the trial. "Certain elements of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and of our state cannot understand or, even worse, accept that the Lat...

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  • Parents accused of holding 13 children captive charged with torture, child abuse
Parents accused of holding 13 children captive charged with torture, child abuse

On Thursday, David and Louise Turpin were charged with 12 criminal counts of torture, seven counts of abuse of a dependent adult, and 12 counts of false imprisonment that could keep them behind bars for life if they are convicted. The dogs are at a shelter, and authorities plan to find a new home for them as a pair. When they weren't chained ...

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  • Trump blames US Senator Durbin for blowing immigration deal
Trump blames US Senator Durbin for blowing immigration deal

Trump on Friday tweeted a convoluted denial about the comments, which were reported by The Washington Post and The New York Times and confirmed by Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who attended the meeting at which they were said to have been spoken.

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  • Cannabis commission picks firms to track marijuana plants and license applications
Cannabis commission picks firms to track marijuana plants and license applications

Spitting in the face of this boom for the US economy, Attorney General Jeff Sessions kicked off the new year by rescinding Obama-era policies that discouraged the federal government from interfering with how states enforce marijuana laws.

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  • US Withholding Added $45 Million in Palestinian Aid, Sources Say
US Withholding Added $45 Million in Palestinian Aid, Sources Say

She said the U.S.is instead asking other governments to "step up to the plate" and increase funding for the agency. The Trump administration gave over $60m to a United Nations agency but held back a further $65m. Despite the decision on the food aid pledge, she said: "We are the most generous country on the planet". We hope that the U.S. administ...

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  • Frustrated National Parks Advisory Board Members Quit
Frustrated National Parks Advisory Board Members Quit

The volunteer board, and local councils, cited frustration over Zinke's refusal to meet with them regarding national park issues for over a year, "as prescribed by law", said Knowles. Interior Department Associate Deputy Secretary Todd Willens said Wednesday it's "patently false" to say the department hasn't engaged with the board, the Associated...

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"I am not racist", Trump says, after nations remark fallout

A confidant of Trump's told the Associated Press that the president spent Thursday evening calling friends and outside advisers to judge their reaction to his remarks. Graham outlined his vision of reforming immigration, which would begin with what Trump called "phase one" where those under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would be p...

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  • Day Zero looming for drought-stricken Cape Town
Day Zero looming for drought-stricken Cape Town

For one, there was a lot of citizen blaming going on. "We can no longer ask people to stop wasting water". The new targets will remain in place for 150 days before the city reassesses the situation. Besides a huge public awareness campaign, teams have also intensified leak detection and repairs, as well as extending the use of treated effluent ...

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  • Nestle Japan launches ruby chocolate KitKat ahead of Valentine's Day
Nestle Japan launches ruby chocolate KitKat ahead of Valentine's Day

KitKat Japan has become the first consumer brand to launch the Ruby chocolate characterized by its all-natural pink and berry flavours. From tomorrow (19 January), the KitKat Chocolatory Sublime Ruby bar will go on sale in Japan and South Korea through Nestle's KitKat Chocolatory stores and online.

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  • Why are we only hearing Stormy Daniels's story now?
Why are we only hearing Stormy Daniels's story now?

Citing corporate documents and confidential sources, the Journal reported Michael Cohen opened a private DE company in October 2016 and then used a bank account linked to the company to pay $130,000 to Stephanie Clifford , also known as Stormy Daniels , in exchange for a nondisclosure agreement.

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  • North Korea Using Winter Olympics To Fuel Online 'Reunification' Propaganda
North Korea Using Winter Olympics To Fuel Online 'Reunification' Propaganda

North Korea will send a 550-member delegation, including 230 cheerleaders, 140 artists and 30 Taekwondo players for a demonstration, the ministry said . It marks a thaw in relations that began in the new year when North Korea offered to send a team to the games. Russian Federation has hit out at a US-led effort to increase global pressure on ...

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  • North Korea Denies The Accusations Of WannaCry Malware Attack
North Korea Denies The Accusations Of WannaCry Malware Attack

The WannaCry attack crippled hospitals, banks and companies around the world, and "highlights the capabilities that North Korea has in cyber", Kurtz said . "They shut down accounts the North Korean regime hackers used to launch attacks and patched systems", he said. South Korea and USA officials have accused North Korea of launching a slew of cy...

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  • Spacey faces third Scotland Yard probe
Spacey faces third Scotland Yard probe

A third man has made allegations to police that he was assaulted by Spacey in London in 2005. The force did not directly link Spacey to the fresh allegation, but said the alleged perpetrator is the same as the subject of earlier complaints.

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  • Prosecutors Charge Peter Madsen With Murdering Kim Wall Aboard His Private Sub
Prosecutors Charge Peter Madsen With Murdering Kim Wall Aboard His Private Sub

Her torso was found floating off the coast of Copenhagen on August 21. Public prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen said that the case is "very unusual and extremely gross". Then he claimed that Ms Wall died accidentally inside the submarine while he was on deck during the excursion, and that he had "buried" her at sea. The prosecutor has asked for Mr...

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  • White House physician says Trump is in 'excellent health'
White House physician says Trump is in 'excellent health'

Ronny Jackson , a rear admiral in the Navy, said during a Tuesday briefing with reporters. He scored a 30/30 on the test, Jackson said, and there was 'no indication that he has cognitive issues'. The doctor also mentioned that in addition to taking Advil and Crestor, a drug used to control cholesterol levels, Trump also takes Propecia, a drug use...

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  • Lancashire rail workers hit by Carrillion collapse
Lancashire rail workers hit by Carrillion collapse

The administrators will try to sell Carillion's assets, including outstanding contracts, in order to meet its credit liabilities. Green said that the United Kingdom government would provide funds to keep the company's public services operational, including school lunches and prison management.

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  • Giambra calls marijuana legalization answer to NYS budget woes
Giambra calls marijuana legalization answer to NYS budget woes

He also outlined tax and fee increases meant to close a projected $4.4 billion 2019 state budget deficit, as he outlined his office's spending plan for the coming year, which he said also includes increases in spending for education. Senate Leader John Flanagan, R-Long Island, on Tuesday dismissed talk of a new payroll tax . He said he's open to...

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  • SCHOOL CLOSURES: School districts keeping their eyes on wintry weather
SCHOOL CLOSURES: School districts keeping their eyes on wintry weather

Caddo Parish schools were already scheduled to be closed for a teacher in-service day. SMITH COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT: DECA students, district competition has been cancelled for Wednesday, January 17th. State Offices: Gov. Phil Bryant ordered agency heads to delay opening state offices on Tuesday, Jan. 16, until 10 a.m., due to expected winter wea...

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  • Aziz Ansari responds to sex misconduct allegations
Aziz Ansari responds to sex misconduct allegations

A 23-year-old woman, whom he went on a date with last year after meeting at the Emmy Awards, claimed that she had felt uncomfortable by his actions, according to TMZ. Ansari did the next day. After a quick dinner, she says, they returned to his apartment, where he undressed her, pressured her into oral sex and suggested he get a condom.

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  • My 2 Cents: False Alarm Sends Hawaii Residents Into Panic
My 2 Cents: False Alarm Sends Hawaii Residents Into Panic

Security analyst Ankit Panda told the Atlantic magazine: "Consider if president Trump, instead of spending his time on the green at Mar-a-Lago's golf course, instead had seen reports on an attack on Hawaii and issued a valid retaliatory order".

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  • Palestinian president says Israel 'ended' Oslo accords
Palestinian president says Israel 'ended' Oslo accords

Abbas also responded to White House criticism that the PLO had refused to negotiate on Jerusalem. The Islamic Jihad official said his group and Hamas agreed that their participation in the meetings won't bring any benefits to the two groups and that the results of the council meetings will be less than expectations.

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  • United States votes to renew surveillance law
United States votes to renew surveillance law

Section 702 does not allow officials to spy on Americans or people in the states, but "the FISA Amendment Act allows the government to collect data from American firms, such as Google or Microsoft". Trump's original tweet enraged Democrats who have been working with moderate Republicans to reauthorize the legislation. House Democratic le...

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  • Amethi: Clashes between protesters, Cong workers as Rahul Gandhi arrives
Amethi: Clashes between protesters, Cong workers as Rahul Gandhi arrives

The police had to intervene to restore order in the area. "If she takes a lead in the Phulpur by-election, we would not only be able to stop the winning spree of BJP but would also be able to restore the party's old glory". "Look at the plight of Amethi that has been nursed by four generations of the Nehru-Gandhi family", the chief minister told ...

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  • Police charge man in east Charlotte convenience store robbery
Police charge man in east Charlotte convenience store robbery

Charlotte man commits suicide after brutalizing her two children. "Iliyah and I have an incredible bond", Treadway posted on Instagram for her daughter's birthday. "What would cause someone to be so despondent to want to take their own life and take the lives of their children?" "But that's going to be a key component of the investigation, an...

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  • Russian Federation opposes United States attempt to renegotiate Iran n
Russian Federation opposes United States attempt to renegotiate Iran n

Last week's roundtable between EU/E3 and Iran resulted in press statements where the European Union representatives expressed their support for the implementation of the nuclear deal. Aluwaisheg wrote: "Washington's push to counter Iran's malign activities appears to be the most serious to date - and the most comprehensive, as it covers the nuc...

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