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Florida sheriff: Man planned mass shooting at Islamic center Florida sheriff: Man planned mass shooting at Islamic center
- December 06, 2017

They also learned Bolatete already had weapons that could be used to carry out his plans. The weapons included five rifles, including one AR-15 that could be converted to an AR-47. "You know...let them try it themselves", he said. "Due to many safeguards we had in place during this investigation, at no time were [the imam] or the members of his congregation at risk", said FBI Special Agent in Charge Charles Spencer. (more...)
Creek Fire chars 4000 acres above Sylmar, Lake View Terrace Creek Fire chars 4000 acres above Sylmar, Lake View Terrace
- December 06, 2017

California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency, freeing state funds and resources to assist the more than 1,000 firefighters battling to save homes from the conflagration. Smoke from the fast-moving Creek fire near Sylmar has caused poor air quality, prompting Los Angeles County officials to urge residents in neighboring communities to avoid going outdoors and to limit exercise. (more...)
Potential US move on Jerusalem 'worrying': Turkish presidential spokesperson Potential US move on Jerusalem 'worrying': Turkish presidential spokesperson
- December 06, 2017

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian the US administration's plan to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which was announced on Tuesday. Yesterday, Safadi spoke with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and stressed the need to preserve the historical and legal status quo in Jerusalem and not to take any decision aimed at changing this status. (more...)
Turkey says United States possible relocation of embassy to Jerusalem Turkey says United States possible relocation of embassy to Jerusalem "extremely worrying"
- December 06, 2017

Turkey established diplomatic relations with Israel more than 60 years ago, though the ties have seen ups and downs, largely over the Palestinian issue. "We are imploring the USA once again". "The Israeli government must send a clear message to Erdogan - you do not threaten us". The sources said Erdogan told Abbas that preserving the status of Jerusalem was important for all Muslim countries, adding that worldwide laws and United Nations decisions should be followed on the issue. (more...)
Pelosi, Schumer Say Trump Has Asked for New Meeting Pelosi, Schumer Say Trump Has Asked for New Meeting
- December 06, 2017

Schumer said on Monday that everyone should be working to avoid a shutdown, and he did not believe Republican congressional leaders wanted one. McConnell's statement came a day after the House announced a plan to pass another continuing resolution in order to extend federal funding through December 22 as the current stopgap measure approaches the December 8 deadline. (more...)
Trump plugs interview with lawyer saying president did nothing wrong Trump plugs interview with lawyer saying president did nothing wrong
- December 06, 2017

The president has many powers that come with inherent discretion, and Congress may regulate his exercise of a lot of them. "He can not obstruct himself!" Flynn's plea touched off a round of speculation in Washington about what he might have offered prosecutors in exchange for a deal. (more...)
High School Students Reportedly Shot in Wash High School Students Reportedly Shot in Wash
- December 06, 2017

Their conditions weren't immediately known. Deputies were actively sweeping the school grounds, but said there was no indication the suspects were on campus. "All remaining students on campus are secured with deputies, considered safe as security sweep is ongoing". Students are being reunified with parents at the Frontier Middle School gymnasium, Troyer said. (more...)
Malta: 10 Suspects Arrested Over Murder of Journalist Malta: 10 Suspects Arrested Over Murder of Journalist
- December 06, 2017

Galizia was following leads from the Panama Papers , which were leaked in 2015 and show how the world's rich use offshore firms to hide their wealth. Malta's government offered a $US 1.2 million reward for pertinent information. Caruana Galizia wrote about some of those linked to the inquiry. Antonio Di Pietro, a veteran of Italy's anti-corruption battles, has described the journalist's killing as "a classic mafia-style homicide" created to send a warning signal. (more...)
Christine Keeler, model at centre of Profumo Affair, dies aged 75 Christine Keeler, model at centre of Profumo Affair, dies aged 75
- December 06, 2017

It was considered to be a factor behind the fall of the government led by Harold Macmillan, which was replaced by a Labour government in 1964 led by Harold Wilson. Ms Keeler had met Mr Profumo after being introduced by a society osteopath Stephen Ward, who she had met at a Soho cabaret club. She was linked to Commander Eugene Ivanov, a Soviet naval attaché at the Russian Embassy in London - sparking concerns over national security. (more...)
Yogi, newly-elected mayors from Uttar Pradesh call on Modi Yogi, newly-elected mayors from Uttar Pradesh call on Modi
- December 06, 2017

The latest poll projections are significant considering the fact that it is a noteworthy turnaround from the projections of an earlier poll by the same agency in August. Notwithstanding these projections, the saffron party is said to be much ahead of its main rival in both in central Gujarat as well as Saurashtra - a Patidar stronghold. (more...)
World Cup Draw Is Complete, With No Obvious 'Group Of Death' World Cup Draw Is Complete, With No Obvious 'Group Of Death'
- December 06, 2017

The 32-team draw commonly produces a "group of death" - where there are more highly ranked teams than chances to advance to the next stage after group play. "We are a bit disappointed because we face a tough schedule". Russian authorities deny government involvement in doping and the country has weathered Federation Internationale de Football Association corruption investigations, concerns about hooliganism, racism around games, deaths on World Cup construction sites and a sponsor shortfall ... (more...)
Trump tweets yielding valuable intelligence — CIA director
- December 06, 2017

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta offered a different opinion, taking issue with the President's tweets, particularly ones that some have labeled as anti-Muslim. "He refused to open the letter". Soleimani is the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Quds force, tasked with managing the Islamic republic's support for terrorist organizations. (more...)
Philippines' Duterte brings back police in his anti-drug war Philippines' Duterte brings back police in his anti-drug war
- December 06, 2017

Philippine police will return to the frontlines of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, his spokesman said yesterday, less than two months after they were demoted in response to rising opposition to the crackdown. "In returning police to his anti-drug operations yet again, President Duterte has consigned the poorest and most marginalized people in the Philippines to another catastrophic wave of violence, misery and bloodshed". (more...)
Two missing, two rescued after fishing boat sinks off Nantucket Two missing, two rescued after fishing boat sinks off Nantucket
- December 06, 2017

WPRI confirmed the Coast Guard identified one of the missing sailors as Michael Roberts, 49, of Fairhaven. The Coast Guard continues to scour the waters off Nantucket for the two men. "We have had quite an emotional day down at the docks". As of late Monday night, the two other crew members remained missing. Atlantic Capes Fisheries said captain Eric Arabian, 44, and crew member Colby McMullen, 22, were rescued from the water by the Enterprise and all vessels in the area began searching ... (more...)
China fails to scupper resolution on Myanmar's persecution of Rohingya China fails to scupper resolution on Myanmar's persecution of Rohingya
- December 06, 2017

Nearly a million Rohingya people have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh, says Bangladesh's envoy to the UN. "Can anyone - can anyone - rule out that elements of genocide may be present?", he told the 47-member state forum in Geneva. Myanmar's military vehemently denies accusations by the United Nations and USA that it has committed ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya. However, it says it is working to implement a deal to allow the return of the 620,000 Rohingya who have fled to ... (more...)
Judge to hear arguments in defamation lawsuit against President Trump Judge to hear arguments in defamation lawsuit against President Trump
- December 05, 2017

She came forward during the 2016 presidential election campaign, after the notorious Access Hollywood video surfaced, where Trump was caught on an hot mic telling Billy Bush that you can grab women "by the p****" when you are famous. That judge will decide whether the lawsuit will be allowed to go forward. They even claim that Clinton v. Jones (the Supreme Court case that established that POTUSes can get sued for actions before they were president) only applies federal cases. (more...)
National Weather Service issues lake effect snow warning for Jefferson, Lewis counties National Weather Service issues lake effect snow warning for Jefferson, Lewis counties
- December 05, 2017

The Lake Effect Snow Warning will take effect Wednesday at 7pm and stretch through Friday at 7am. The National Weather Service in Buffalo issued the Lake Effect Snow Warning beginning Wednesday at 7 p.m. We could still see some snow over the weekend. As far as temperatures, highs over the next several days will be in the low- to mid-30 and overnight lows will mainly be in the mid-20s. (more...)
Man with machete-type sword shot, killed by NYC police Man with machete-type sword shot, killed by NYC police
- December 05, 2017

Terence A. Monahan, the department's chief of patrol, said the events began when officers from the Emergency Service Unit arrived at the apartment, off East 138th Street, to execute a search warrant to seize a firearm and narcotics. "The officers immediately called for an ambulance and rendered aid". Sanabria was pronounced dead at Lincoln Hospital. No police officers were injured. (more...)
Mike Pence's Wife Thinks Trump Is 'Totally Vile,' Ex-Campaign Aide Alleges Mike Pence's Wife Thinks Trump Is 'Totally Vile,' Ex-Campaign Aide Alleges
- December 05, 2017

US Vice President Mike Pence plotted a "coup" after a tape of Donald Trump boasting about groping women was released during the presidential election campaign, it has been claimed. "It was never discussed - never contemplated", he asserted. According to one source, they were told $800 million, but it is unclear if Trump knew about the discussions or if the offer was made. (more...)
Obama, the chicken nugget guy, among most retweeted in 2017 Obama, the chicken nugget guy, among most retweeted in 2017
- December 05, 2017

It was tweeted on 13 August after the death of the anti-fascist protester Heather Heyer at Charlottesville . Barack Obama , on the other hand, had three of the top ten globally retweeted posts on Twitter. Ariana Grande's tweet after the tragic Manchester Bombing at her May 22 concert in England received 1.1 million retweets. The appeal was from Sam Martin, who plays for the NFL's Detroit Lions. (more...)
5-year-old killed in school bus crash in South Georgia 5-year-old killed in school bus crash in South Georgia
- December 05, 2017

After crashing into a tree, the roof of the bus caved in trapping Rodriguez. State troopers responded to the crash on SR 196 at Ray Road around 7:15 AM on Tuesday, December 5. Grief counselors are on hand for students and staff, the district reported . The Liberty County School System asks the community to join them in continued thoughts, prayers and support for all individuals affected by today's accident. (more...)
Ky. lawyer on FBI's Most Wanted list captured in Honduras Ky. lawyer on FBI's Most Wanted list captured in Honduras
- December 05, 2017

Monday. The office stated Conn is expected to be transferred to the USA on Tuesday . Conn, who called himself "Mr". Eric C. Conn is expected to be deported to the United States after he was arrested while leaving a restaurant in La Ceiba, the Honduras news publication El Pais reported . (more...)
Iron County authorities search for two missing girls and man Iron County authorities search for two missing girls and man
- December 05, 2017

According to local reports on social media the pair were "safe but very cold". The boys, ages 6 and 7, were found on Monday just outside of Cedar City, Utah but Coltharp is refusing to divulge the location of his daughters. They believe they might be with 34-year-old Samuel Warren Shaffer, who calls himself "the seer". Four-year-old Hatti and eight-year-old Dina had been placed in the custody of their mother Micha Coltharp following a recent divorce. (more...)
Goods & Services Deficit Widened to $48.7 Billion in October Goods & Services Deficit Widened to $48.7 Billion in October
- December 05, 2017

September's trade deficit was upwardly revised from $43.5 billion to $44.9 billion. Economists had expected a deficit of $2.7 billion, according to Thomson Reuters. Exports of goods to Mexico rose US$22.1 billion for the month, a three-year high. In October, the United States ran a surplus of $20.3 billion with the rest of the world in services such as banking and tourism. (more...)
Opportunities were missed to stop the Manchester Arena bombing says report Opportunities were missed to stop the Manchester Arena bombing says report
- December 05, 2017

The finding follows a review of the roles of the security services in four attacks in London and Manchester between March and June this year that left 36 innocent people dead. Butt had been investigated for two years. The presentation to the cabinet came as Rudd prepared to make a statement in the Commons in response to a report from David Anderson, the government's reviewer of terrorism. (more...)

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