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Political crisis in Virginia spreads to both parties

Political crisis in Virginia spreads to both parties The 57-year-old Herring came clean after rumours about the existence of a blackface photo of him began circulating at the Capitol. That cautious approach was echoed by other leading national Democrats , who called for an investigation rather than Fairfax's resignation, while stating that Tyson's claims should be taken seriously. [Full Article...]

Key GOP negotiator: Trump 'very reasonable' on border talks

Key GOP negotiator: Trump 'very reasonable' on border talks Wiles continued, "The facts are clear: while it is true that El Paso is one of the safest cities in the nation, it has never been 'considered one of our nation's most unsafe cities.' And, El Paso was a safe city long before any wall was built". [Full Article...]

Trump's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast

Trump's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast In his speech at last year's event, Trump promised to cut the Johnson Amendment, which states that nonprofit organizations (including churches) would lose their tax-exempt status if they engaged in political speech and activity. He did not correct himself. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Sen. The US President agreed to reopen the government and sign temporary budget funding for government agencies throug... [Full Article...]

Matthew Whitaker subpoena approved by House Democrats

Matthew Whitaker subpoena approved by House Democrats Whitaker to this standard", Nadler said earlier Thursday. "Such unprecedented action breaches our prior agreement and circumvents the constitutionally required accommodation process", Whitaker said in a statement. The questions Democrats want to ask Whitaker - outlined in a January 22 letter to which the AG did not respond until Thursday - fall under "a category of communications that Administra... [Full Article...]

$900m drug bust exposes Mexico-Australia cartel ties

$900m drug bust exposes Mexico-Australia cartel ties On Thursday, police in Australia arrested six people in the states of Victoria and New South Wales allegedly involved with the US-based crime syndicate believed behind the record-breaking shipment. Among the suspects are two Americans: a 52-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman. One of the containers authorities say contained close to two tons of methamphetamine and other drugs. [Full Article...]

DA Quinn to Request Full Prison Term for Michelle Carter

DA Quinn to Request Full Prison Term for Michelle Carter Carter's lawyers said in an email they are disappointed in the ruling and will consider appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court , among other legal options. "We can all see from the text messages that Michelle Carter did not force Conrad Roy to kill himself", Attorney Daniel Marx told the court in October. [Full Article...]

Storm Erik hits Scotland with 70mph gusts and power cuts

Storm Erik hits Scotland with 70mph gusts and power cuts The yellow wind warning for Carlow predicts Southwest to west winds which will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/h with gusts of 80 to 110 km/h. Storm Erik is all set to batter Ireland, Scotland and adjoining areas with rains and ferocious winds gusting up to about a 100 kmph. [Full Article...]

Gay serial killer Bruce McArthur staged photos of corpses in fur coats

Gay serial killer Bruce McArthur staged photos of corpses in fur coats McArthur became a suspect by early November, when the blood of his last victim, Andrew Kinsman, was found in his van. Authorities revealed during his sentencing they had found pictures six of the eight victims on his electronic devices after they were murdered. [Full Article...]

Princess to run for Prime Minister in election shocker

Princess to run for Prime Minister in election shocker The royal family is highly regarded in Thailand and carries great influence - especially in the case of recently deceased and longstanding King Bhumibol Adulyadej . "Who would dare criticise a royal prime minister?" said Puangthong Pawakapan, professor of political science at Chulalongkorn University. "In everything we do we must devote our heart, our knowledge, every part of ourselves", she ... [Full Article...]

France Recalls Italy Ambassador Over Yellow Vest Row

France Recalls Italy Ambassador Over Yellow Vest Row France has recalled its ambassador in Rome after what Paris described as baseless and repeated attacks from Italy's political leaders in past months, and urged Italy to return to a more friendly stance. "For several months, France has been the subject of repeated accusations, unfounded attacks and outlandish claims", the ministry said in a statement , calling the situation "unprecedented". [Full Article...]

Australia scraps game in Thailand, campaigns to free refugee

Australia scraps game in Thailand, campaigns to free refugee Foster said on Twitter that al-Araibi was continuing to train from prison and was happy to hear big-name footballer's were supporting him. The Australian Football Federation (FFA) has cancelled plans for an U23 friendly in Thailand in a show of support for detained footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi. [Full Article...]

Montana cat found stuck in the snow, freezing cold

Montana cat found stuck in the snow, freezing cold The cat was brought in by its owners after being buried in snow, the Animal Clinic of Kalispell wrote on Facebook . She was rushed to the Animal Clinic of Kalispell where her body temperature did not even register on a veterinary thermometer, which bottoms out at 90F. [Full Article...]

Saudi crown prince told aide he would use 'a bullet' on Khashoggi

Saudi crown prince told aide he would use 'a bullet' on Khashoggi The UN special rapporteur, who did not cite a specific official, also concluded that " Turkey's efforts to apply prompt, effective and thorough, independent and impartial, and transparent investigations - in line with global law - had been seriously curtailed and undermined by Saudi Arabia". [Full Article...]

We Will Use Beautiful Curvy Women As Strategy To Promote Tourism

We Will Use Beautiful Curvy Women As Strategy To Promote Tourism A Ugandan woman who has started a petition to have the pageant cancelled said the contest is demeaning to women as it objectifies them and "reduces them to nothing". Mr Kiwanda's comments have been called "dehumanising" and "degrading", and a petition has been launched to get the plan - and the pageant - scrapped. [Full Article...]

UK believes Islamic State hostage photojournalist John Cantlie is alive

UK believes Islamic State hostage photojournalist John Cantlie is alive The photojournalist from Hampshire was last seen alive in an IS propaganda video in 2016. He said previous statements by United Kingdom officials had hinted that the Briton was probably dead, and Security Minister Ben Wallace has not explained why he believes Mr Cantlie is still a captive. [Full Article...]

Freezing rain expected Wednesday

Freezing rain expected Wednesday Motorists should exercise caution and expect longer travel times. The freezing rain will be an issue through the morning drive until about 9 a.m. While there are no weather watches or warnings, Environment Canada says freezing drizzle advisories may be issued. [Full Article...]

Senators make a bipartisan push to limit Trump's trade powers

Senators make a bipartisan push to limit Trump's trade powers They oppose a border wall and are pushing to amnesty roughly 3 million illegals who say they arrived as children, and to get green cards for roughly 300,000 migrants who are being allowed to stay because of the Temporary Protected Status program. [Full Article...]

Rejoice! Unicode Introduces New Emoji - Like a Wheelchair! And Garlic!

Rejoice! Unicode Introduces New Emoji - Like a Wheelchair! And Garlic! One emoji that has people excited is the new pinching hand emoji , which has already sparked people's imaginations and had its fair share of memes . Animal lovers rejoice as well, the new update will include an orangutan, a flamingo, a skunk, a sloth and an otter among others. You've got to admire all the plucky people who are trying to play this off like "Look, I'm squishing your head!" but... [Full Article...]

Senator Warren struggles to quiet criticism of her heritage claims

Senator Warren struggles to quiet criticism of her heritage claims Warren addressed the latest controversy on Wednesday and told reporters that when she labeled herself an "American Indian", that is what she "grew up believing" and that was her "family story". Nonwhite voters have a significant voice in the Democratic primaries. Warren, who apologized earlier this month to the Cherokee Nation for publicizing the results of a DNA test in an attempt to corrobor... [Full Article...]

Jake Patterson, man accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs, appearing in court

Jake Patterson, man accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs, appearing in court Additional details about the case were not released at the hearing. He told the judge he understood the charges and waived his right to a preliminary hearing of the evidence against him. Jayme and her mother locked the bathroom door and hid in the bathtub while calling 911, but Patterson busted down the door before allegedly killing Denise Closs. [Full Article...]


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