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Who Controls Congress Now? The 2018 Midterm Results Were A Mixed Bag Who Controls Congress Now? The 2018 Midterm Results Were A Mixed Bag
- November 11, 2018

The president took a tougher tone toward Democrats in general Wednesday morning, threatening to fight back against new investigations. Former President Barack Obama's Democrats suffered what he called a "shellacking" in congressional elections in 2010. (more...)
Protesters Give Tucker Carlson's Wife a Fright Protesters Give Tucker Carlson's Wife a Fright
- November 10, 2018

Brian Kilmeade has an idea of what was afoot on Wednesday night outside of Tucker Carlson's home that he was eager to share with his Fox & Friends viewers Friday Morning. "How can you go out for dinner and leave the kids at home at this point?" Lt. Jon Pongratz of the Metropolitan Police Department said that about 20 people had formed a mob at Carlson's home. (more...)
May pays WWI respects in France with Brexit in background May pays WWI respects in France with Brexit in background
- November 10, 2018

Macron stated on Wednesday that Petain "was a great soldier in World War I, it's a fact", but did highlight that the former leader had made "disastrous choices" during World War II. "It judges the enormous and unworthy responsibility of a marshal who deliberately used his name and prestige as a cover for treason and the collaboration and deportation of thousands of Jews in France". (more...)
United Kingdom must be able to withdraw from Irish backstop — Liam Fox United Kingdom must be able to withdraw from Irish backstop — Liam Fox
- November 10, 2018

As reported by Reuters, UK Prime Minister Theresa May's office announced on Tuesday that the Brexit-battered PM has established five business councils to advise on post-Brexit issues following the EU-UK divorce. DUP leader Arlene Foster said the Prime Minister appeared "wedded to the idea of a border down the Irish Sea" despite Downing Street's assurances to the contrary. (more...)
Accused mail bomber Sayoc to face new charges Accused mail bomber Sayoc to face new charges
- November 10, 2018

The federal charges against Cesar Sayoc "include the use of a weapon of mass destruction, interstate transportation of explosives, illegal mailing of explosives and threatening interstate communications", ABC News reports . Sayoc was arrested in connection to the mail bombs in Plantation, Florida, on October 26th. Friday's indictment concerns the five devices that were sent in New York-to the Clintons, Soros, Robert De Niro, former CIA Director John Brennan, and former Director of ... (more...)
Did gunman in latest United States mass shooting stop to make Instagram post? Did gunman in latest United States mass shooting stop to make Instagram post?
- November 10, 2018

Families like the Coffmans were joined by a rare breed: other victims of mass shootings who showed up at the center to share their pain and offer comfort. The shooting took place just over 4 miles from the Rams' practice facility, which is on the campus of California Lutheran University, and 7 miles from the team's corporate headquarters in Agoura Hills. (more...)
Nine dead in California wildfires, tens of thousands forced to flee Nine dead in California wildfires, tens of thousands forced to flee
- November 10, 2018

Director Guillermo del Toro revealed on Twitter that Bleak House, his museum of horror movie memorabilia was also in the path of the flames. Fire surrounded the evacuation route, and drivers panicked. A vintage vehicle rests among debris as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise. Around 150,000 people have also been evacuated from their homes. People reported seeing much of the community go up in flames, including homes, supermarkets, businesses, restaurants, schools and a retirement center. (more...)
Trudeau apologizes for Canada's 1939 refusal of Jewish refugee ship Trudeau apologizes for Canada's 1939 refusal of Jewish refugee ship
- November 10, 2018

Seventeen percent of all hate crimes in Canada target Jewish people, he added. The United States later turned them away. "The whole premise of the St. Following the outbreak of the #MeToo movement denouncing sexual assault, and the massive women's protests against US President Donald Trump, women voters and candidates were poised to play critical roles in the first major election since Trump took power. (more...)
Melbourne attack: Stabbing spree in city center was terrorism, police say Melbourne attack: Stabbing spree in city center was terrorism, police say
- November 10, 2018

ISIS had claimed responsibility for Friday's attack , without providing any evidence. Police have not revealed the identity of the deceased man, but media reports have named the victim as Sisto Malaspina, the owner of Melbourne's iconic Pellegrini's Espresso Bar. (more...)
Retired Austrian colonel suspected of spying for Russian Federation Retired Austrian colonel suspected of spying for Russian Federation
- November 10, 2018

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz repeatedly referred to the attempted attack on the body in October while discussing the nation's suspected Russian mole. "Profiles of certain people were also created and passed on", Kunasek said. The suspect reportedly received 300,000 euros from his alleged employers in Russian Federation, and now faces a maximum sentence of two years in jail. (more...)
Jordan: Rains and floods kill nine, force tourists to flee Petra
- November 10, 2018

At least nine others have been wounded. Government spokeswoman Jumana Ghuneimat and civil defence officials say the death toll rose early on Saturday, after another body was found in the Madaba region south of the capital of Amman. Authorities said Friday search was ongoing for several missing persons in Madaba governorate. Dozens were evacuated from the area. "Rescuers are searching for five people who are missing in that area", the source said. (more...)
California wildfire destroys homes, hospital; deaths reported California wildfire destroys homes, hospital; deaths reported
- November 10, 2018

California has had four of its top 10 most destructive fires burn in the past two years, the most recent being the Carr Fire that destroyed entire neighbourhoods in Redding, a city of 90,000 in the northern part of the state. "Here we are just a few hours later talking now about another crisis right here in Thousand Oaks", Fox said, making the distinction that the shooting victims and their families had experienced a permanent loss. (more...)
Khashoggi's body was dissolved in acid: Turkish officials Khashoggi's body was dissolved in acid: Turkish officials
- November 10, 2018

It then changed its narrative, saying the journalist died in fistfight. Finally, it would require the Republican firebrands administration to write reports on Saudi Arabia's inquiry into Mr Khashoggi's murder and the state of human rights in the country. (more...)
Trump had central role in hush money payments to women Trump had central role in hush money payments to women
- November 10, 2018

Trump was involved in "nearly every step" of the coordinated efforts to keep the women quiet, in an apparent effort to help his presidential campaign, according to The Journal , which cited court documents, corporate records, and interviews with dozens of people. (more...)
Gunman Posted on Social Media During Bar Attack Gunman Posted on Social Media During Bar Attack
- November 10, 2018

There were rumors Long suffered from PTSD. Witnesses said he wore something like a ski mask as he opened fire in the packed club at around 11.20pm on Wednesday evening. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill called for stricter gun control. Long served in the Marines as a machine gunner for five years between 2008 and 2013, during which time he was decorated with 10 medals and toured Afghanistan. (more...)
Tripple Explosion, Heavy Gunfire In Somalia, Mogadishu Near CID Headquarters Tripple Explosion, Heavy Gunfire In Somalia, Mogadishu Near CID Headquarters
- November 10, 2018

Twin vehicle bombs detonated in Mogadishu within moments of each other, followed by gunfire and a third blast a while later. The police said that guards at Hotel Sahafi and CID officers opened fire after the blasts. Witnesses said there were many bodies in the streets. "Abdifatah Abdirashid, the hotel owner, and three of his bodyguards died", Mr Abdiqani said. The blasts, which occurred within minutes of each other, targeted the Sahafi Hotel and its surroundings. (more...)
157,000 People Evacuated As Fires Burn in Northern, Southern California 157,000 People Evacuated As Fires Burn in Northern, Southern California
- November 10, 2018

More than 157,000 people across the state have been forced to flee their homes as the fires close in on residential areas, putting more lives in danger. "It is what we feared for a long time", Honea said, noting there was no time to knock on residents' doors one-by-one. After an hour of no movement, she abandoned the truck and made a decision to try her luck on foot. (more...)
Arab Coalition requests USA to halt aircraft fuel supply in Yemen operations Arab Coalition requests USA to halt aircraft fuel supply in Yemen operations
- November 10, 2018

The move comes at a time of global outrage over the murder of US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi , and after Democratic and Republican lawmakers threatened to take action in Congress next week over the refueling operations. "The US and the Coalition are planning to collaborate on building up legitimate Yemeni forces to defend the Yemeni people, secure their country's borders, and contribute to counter Al Qaeda and ISIS [Daesh] efforts in Yemen and the region", Mattis said in a ... (more...)
Sri Lanka to hold snap election on January 5: Sirisena Sri Lanka to hold snap election on January 5: Sirisena
- November 10, 2018

Sirisena has grossly misjudged and miscalculated the support that he might or could secure to demonstrate support in the Parliament", said Bharath Gopalaswamy, director at New Delhi-based analyst group Atlantic Council's South Asia Center. Dayasiri Jayasekara, a cabinet minister, told Al Jazeera that Sirisena had no choice but to dissolve parliament because of Wickremesinghe's refusal to step down. (more...)
China warns US to avoid islands it claims in South China Sea China warns US to avoid islands it claims in South China Sea
- November 10, 2018

That's where the two leaders are likely to address the burgeoning trade dispute that's already hurting constituencies in both nations and threatens to weigh on the wider global economy. "The US should stop sending its vessels and aircraft close to" Chinese territory in the South China Sea, the Chinese minister said. The talks come ahead of Donald Trump's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping as part of the G20 summit in Argentina at the end of November. (more...)
Trump Begins Paris Visit With Attack on France’s Emmanuel Macron Trump Begins Paris Visit With Attack on France’s Emmanuel Macron
- November 10, 2018

At the same time, Macron has increasingly been positioning himself as a bulwark against the rising tide of Trump-style populism across Europe, speaking out loudly against the dangers of nationalism and isolationist retreat. For Sunday's anniversary, Trump was to join world leaders at a ceremony in the shadow of the Arc de Triomphe. His trip comes just days after congressional elections delivered results that will complicate his next two years. (more...)
Woman who spent £16m at Harrods faces extradition hearing Woman who spent £16m at Harrods faces extradition hearing
- November 10, 2018

Hajiyeva, 55, is the first person to be subject to an Unexplained Wealth Order, a measure introduced by the United Kingdom at the beginning of the year in a bid to curb London's status as a haven for ill-gotten gains. The orders allow authorities to seize assets from people suspected of corruption until the owners account for how they were acquired. The court of appeal heard she made the purchases on three Harrods customer loyalty cards, using 35 credit cards from the International Bank of ... (more...)
FDLE is not investigating vote counting, regardless of what Rick Scott suggested FDLE is not investigating vote counting, regardless of what Rick Scott suggested
- November 10, 2018

As it stands, counties across Florida have until noon on Saturday to submit their unofficial totals . A Broward County judge ruled against the county in a lawsuit over ballot counting irregularities Friday. A lawyer for Democratic U.S. Sen. "Florida voted for Rick Scott! ". Elections officials in Broward County, where Democrats have a large advantage, were still reviewing ballots Thursday. (more...)
Man wields surfboard to fight off shark in Australia Man wields surfboard to fight off shark in Australia
- November 10, 2018

Mr Samuels said there would be an "ongoing evaluation throughout the day". After being pulled from his surfboard, the man saw the shark circling and coming back toward him. But Cr Wright said he was confident in the measures now in place. Rescue helicopter crew member Ben McCauley, who accompanied all three Cid Harbor shark attack victims on the 60-mile flights from Cid Harbor to Mackay Base Hospital, said his role had taken a personal toll. (more...)
Florida man jumps into crocodile pit, suffers bite, escapes, gets arrested Florida man jumps into crocodile pit, suffers bite, escapes, gets arrested
- November 10, 2018

Monday and damaged part of its snack bar, then went into the recently opened "Oasis on the Nile" exhibit, Alligator Farm Director John Brueggen said . Then came a call from the Alligator Farm reporting some serious vandalism, she said. "According to Alligator Farm staff, they were prompted to review video surveillance when they found a "Croc"-style shoe in the crocodile pit and damage to the property", police said in a statement ". (more...)

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