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In threat to Pelosi, 16 Dems say they'll back new leadership In threat to Pelosi, 16 Dems say they'll back new leadership
- November 19, 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., talked to reporters during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday. With a narrow Democratic majority, now at 230 seats, she does not have much cushion to secure the 218 votes needed on the floor if all Republicans vote against her, as expected. (more...)
Democratic senators sue over Trump's attorney general appointment Democratic senators sue over Trump's attorney general appointment
- November 19, 2018

Whitaker, who Trump appointed to the role after Sessions resigned 12 days ago, is the first acting attorney general in Justice Department history who hadn't been serving in a Senate-confirmed position at the time of his appointment. Sessions - asked the high court to rule on whether Whitaker can legally stand for the department in the case. The constitution's appointments clause requires that the Senate confirm all principal officials before they can serve in their office. (more...)
Spain rocks the boat with demand for Brexit veto over Gibraltar Spain rocks the boat with demand for Brexit veto over Gibraltar
- November 19, 2018

A spokesperson for UK Prime Minister Theresa May meanwhile said the draft deal covers Gibraltar as well as "the other overseas territories and the crown dependencies". "We and the Government of Gibraltar have had positive and constructive discussions with Spain on the Memoranda of Understanding that will underpin the protocol to the withdrawal agreement on Gibraltar". (more...)
Russian Prosecutors Issue New Charges Against Kremlin Critic Browder Russian Prosecutors Issue New Charges Against Kremlin Critic Browder
- November 19, 2018

Russian prosecutors said on Monday they suspected Kremlin critic Bill Browder of ordering the murder of a lawyer whose memory he has championed, but he dismissed the accusation as a cynical ploy to tar him for lobbying for sanctions on Moscow. (more...)
Trump slams Pakistan, planning to visit Afghanistan Trump slams Pakistan, planning to visit Afghanistan
- November 19, 2018

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has hit back at Donald Trump's claim that Islamabad does not do " a damn thing " for the Unites States, calling on the USA president to name an ally that has sacrificed more in the fight against militancy. (more...)
Atiku to commence campaign with launch of policy document Atiku to commence campaign with launch of policy document
- November 19, 2018

But his hopes of re-election are threatened by criticism of his handling of the economy and the war against Boko Haram . Recall that Daniel, who is the Director-General of Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation, had previously said his principal had received signals from the U.S. (more...)
Woman busted in $400000 GoFundMe scam was just 'naive': lawyer Woman busted in $400000 GoFundMe scam was just 'naive': lawyer
- November 19, 2018

The New Jersey couple, Kate McClure and Mark D'Amico raised over $400,000USD for Johnny Bobbitt Jr., and are now facing up to 10 years in jail over the scam . Coffina said no assistance was ever given at or near a gas station, citing some of the more than 60,000 text messages he said investigators had pored over in the case. (more...)
Elevator in Chicago skyscraper fell 84 floors before passengers saved Elevator in Chicago skyscraper fell 84 floors before passengers saved
- November 19, 2018

One of several cables holding the elevator had broken and the auto fell rapidly, landing somewhere near the 11th floor. Maña told the Chicago Tribune she noticed dust particles seeping into the elevator. When emergency services eventually arrived-after the trapped passengers had texted friends and called the building's security officers for help-firefighters were forced to cut a hole through the elevator shaft to pull the passengers to safety. (more...)
Man gets life for killing pregnant wife, 2 kids Man gets life for killing pregnant wife, 2 kids
- November 19, 2018

He said he realized something was wrong when Shanann Watts' friend arrived at the couple's home around noon. At the time, Shanann Watts was working in a children's hospital call center for $18 per hour. The bodies of Bella and Celeste were found in commercial oil tanks at a company where Watts had worked. Christopher Watts pleaded guilty on November 6 to three charges of murder in the deaths of his wife, Shanann Watts, and their young daughters. (more...)
Red alert after Guatemala volcano erupts again, nearly 3000 flee Red alert after Guatemala volcano erupts again, nearly 3000 flee
- November 19, 2018

Hot blasts of pyroclastic material pushed down canyons on the slopes, while a column of ash rose almost 7,000 metres above sea level and drifted toward Guatemala City to the east. Evacuees from the Volcano of Fire area arrive at an emergency shelter in Escuintla early Monday. Authorities urged 10 communities to evacuate as Guatemala's Volcano of Fire showed signs of increased activity. (more...)
Work in Manila courts suspended for Xi Jinping's visit Work in Manila courts suspended for Xi Jinping's visit
- November 19, 2018

He will visit Malacañang Palace and the Rizal Monument in Luneta Park for a wreath-laying ceremony. There will also be an expanded bilateral meeting. The Chinese leader will depart Manila on Tuesday afternoon. "We need to properly handle differences through friendly consultations, enhance dialogue and cooperation on maritime issues, and make the South China Sea a sea of peace, friendship, and cooperation that truly benefits our two peoples", Xi said. (more...)
Yemeni rebels say they will halt rocket fire at Saudi Arabia Yemeni rebels say they will halt rocket fire at Saudi Arabia
- November 19, 2018

Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Monday highlighted his concern for the Palestinians in an annual televised speech that noticeably made no direct mention of the murder of dissident Saudi journalist that has tipped the country into one of its worst global crises. (more...)
Pamela Anderson calls Australian PM's comments 'smutty' Pamela Anderson calls Australian PM's comments 'smutty'
- November 19, 2018

Pamela Anderson condemned the Australian Prime Minister for mocking her plea to free Julian Assange and return him to his home country, calling his remarks "smutty" and "unnecessary". Assange is now in Ecuador's embassy in London. The Australian citizen claimed asylum in Ecuador's embassy in London in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden where he faces allegations that were later dropped. (more...)
Cold again Sunday, warmer and sunny Monday Cold again Sunday, warmer and sunny Monday
- November 19, 2018

Temperatures throughout the rest of the state won't be much warmer on Thursday, with highs of 21 degrees in Waterville and Fryeburg, and 11 degrees in Jackman, in the forecast . Cloudy, with a high near 45. Little to no accumulation is expected. Bell said the storm is more likely to be a rain event and will leave snow chances to the north, but be sure to check the latest forecasts . (more...)
Couple driving to their wedding killed in fiery crash Couple driving to their wedding killed in fiery crash
- November 19, 2018

Kathryn Schurtz, 35, and her fiancé, Joseph Kearney, were driving on I-78 westbound in Windsor Township, Berks County, on Wednesday around 2:30 p.m. when the accident happened. Kearney's aunt Mary Kay Heinle also paid tribute to the couple on Facebook , writing: 'Our lives changed tragically last Thursday. 'Our nephew Joseph Kearney and his handsome fiancé Kate Schurtz were killed in an automobile accident on their way home for their wedding to be held that day. (more...)
Led airstrikes kill 40 in Islamic State-held area of Syria Led airstrikes kill 40 in Islamic State-held area of Syria
- November 19, 2018

Seventeen children were among 36 IS family members killed in Abu Husn village of Deir Ezzor province near the Iraqi border, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said . The coalition has consistently denied reports by the Observatory in recent weeks that its air raids have killed civilians. Regime forces have been fighting the jihadists in the area since a deadly July attack on the Druze minority in Sweida province. (more...)
Army make plans to deploy troops if United Kingdom crashes out of the European Union without a deal Army make plans to deploy troops if United Kingdom crashes out of the European Union without a deal
- November 19, 2018

A team made up of officers who usually oversee Operation Temperer, which makes plans to provide soldiers to help police in the aftermath of a terror attack, were asked to step up their operation around an exit from the European Union on World Trade Organisation terms last week, according to a Times army source . (more...)
UK Labour leader Corbyn: second Brexit referendum is for future, not today
- November 19, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn has said a second referendum on Brexit could be an "option for the future". It is hard to know, short of burning down the Bake Off tent and pushing the Queen into the Thames, ... Corbyn said he voted "reform and remain" when the original Brexit referendum took place in June, 2016. "I don't think you call a referendum and then say you don't like the result and go away from it". (more...)
Sri Lanka president calls third vote on no-confidence motion against Rajapaksa Sri Lanka president calls third vote on no-confidence motion against Rajapaksa
- November 19, 2018

The ousted Sri Lankan prime minister's party urged Facebook to safeguard the identity of its supporters on the social media platform, fearing information sharing with what it calls the country's "illegal" government can lead to a crackdown against the users. (more...)
Husband shoots wife dead ‘as he cleans gun’ in NY Husband shoots wife dead ‘as he cleans gun’ in NY
- November 19, 2018

She was pronounced dead at Saratoga Hospital. No charges have been filed against Eric Rosenbrock, who works as a science teacher in Lake George, New York, according to The Post-Star. "Our grief is great and our hearts and support go out to Mr. Rosenbrock's family", wrote Lake George School District administrators in a statement, reported WTEN. (more...)
Cold snap: Mild spell over as temperatures to fall Cold snap: Mild spell over as temperatures to fall
- November 19, 2018

The country has enjoyed higher than expected temperatures for the past few weeks, which came after the hottest summer on record, but the colder weather is set to arrive on cue, with winter beginning on December 1. "The temperatures are below average for November, but are nothing unusual for this time year". Nicky Maxey, senior press officer for the Met Office said: "We're not going to get thick snow in the centre of Exeter or Barnstaple, but there will be a light flurry on higher ground ... (more...)
Malta Police Identify Suspected Journalist Murder Masterminds Malta Police Identify Suspected Journalist Murder Masterminds
- November 19, 2018

The report quoted high-ranking officers as saying that a group of "more than two" Maltese nationals had been identified as having ordered her killing. Three men suspected of having been commissioned to carry out the killing have been under arrest for nearly a year. Last December, the investigators were able to identify brothers Alfred and George Degiorgio and Vincent Muscat, and were accused for carrying out the vehicle bomb murder. (more...)
Jeremy Hunt flies to Iran seeking releaseof charity worker
- November 19, 2018

Mr Hunt is due to meet the Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, for talks on European efforts to maintain relief from nuclear-related sanctions . "The Iran nuclear deal remains a vital component of stability in the Middle East by eliminating the threat of a nuclearised Iran", Hunt said, in a statement issued in London. (more...)
President rakes over causes of fire in California
- November 19, 2018

For Armstrong, the erroneous remark added what she said was a new level of betrayal by the president. Mr Trump has repeatedly blamed management practices for the massive fire, attracting the ire last week of the body that represents 30,000 of the state's firefighters. (more...)
Body of suspected migrant found under bus at Eurotunnel terminal Body of suspected migrant found under bus at Eurotunnel terminal
- November 19, 2018

They were also spotted by a member of the public on the rocks at Copt Point, off Folkestone, 45 minutes later. Kent Police were called shortly before 7am "to reports of concerns around a number of people in an inflatable boat off the coast of Dover", a spokesman told the Daily Star Online. (more...)

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