• Trump Inaugural Committee Paid Trump Hotel
Trump Inaugural Committee Paid Trump Hotel

The criminal probe by the Manhattan US Attorney's Office is also scrutinizing whether some of the committee's fat cat donors gave money in exchange for access to the Trump administration, policy changes they wanted or to influence Team Trump's positions on issues, the paper reported Thursday, citing sources.

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  • President expected to appoint new PM by Monday
President expected to appoint new PM by Monday

The ruling prolongs an impasse that started on 26 October , when Sirisena suddenly announced he had dismissed the country's prime minister , Ranil Wickremesinghe . On Nov. 9, Sirisena dissolved the Parliament citing his own reasons for his actions. Amid criticism of the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe administration's failure to fully implement several ...

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  • USA defends border patrol after outcry over seven-year-old's death
USA defends border patrol after outcry over seven-year-old's death

Guatemalan consular officials said they have spoken with the father, who was deeply upset. A 2012 photo taken near Cloverdale in New Mexico's Bootheel region shows a gated part of the Diamond A Ranch and is 77 miles south of Lordsburg, N.M., the nearest U.S.

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  • Emailed bomb threats made to police departments, businesses across New Mexico
Emailed bomb threats made to police departments, businesses across New Mexico

The FBI said it is assisting law enforcement agencies that are dealing with the threats. On Thursday, numerous reports emerged of people receiving extortion emails demanding recipients send $US20,000 in Bitcoin to a particular Bitcoin address.

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  • China accused over Marriott data breach
China accused over Marriott data breach

According to new reports from The New York Times and The Washington Post , the hackers are suspected to be affiliated with China's Ministry of State Security. The United States is also seeking the extradition of the chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei . The Federal Bureau of Investigation is said to be investigating the Marri...

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  • Dutch PM calls Strasbourg shooting
Dutch PM calls Strasbourg shooting "horrible"; at least 3 killed, 12 hurt

The Strasbourg shooter has been identified as Chérif Chekkat, a 29-year-old man born in France who has a long criminal history. Chekatt's police file photo shows a bearded man of North African descent, with a prayer bruise on the center of his forehead.

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  • Macron tells Trump not to interfere in domestic affairs: FM
Macron tells Trump not to interfere in domestic affairs: FM

On Saturday , French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said violent outbreaks in Paris were "under control" despite ongoing disorderly acts he declared "totally unacceptable". Some 135 people were injured nationwide, including the 71 in Paris . Named after the fluorescent safety vests that French motorists must carry, the "yellow vest" ...

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  • Wisconsin Gov.-elect Evers not optimistic Walker will veto bills
Wisconsin Gov.-elect Evers not optimistic Walker will veto bills

It means showing respect for the will of the electorate and the legitimacy of the electoral process. The fights over how power is distributed in the MI and Wisconsin governments have roots in North Carolina. These antidemocratic efforts are not new. The bills they proposed followed the lead of North Carolina, where Republicans adopted similar...

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  • President’s and Vice President’s Chiefs of Staff to Depart by Year’s End
President’s and Vice President’s Chiefs of Staff to Depart by Year’s End

It's not clear that Kelly's influence ever extended outside his own person. 'Fake News has been saying with certainty it was Nick Ayers , a spectacular person who will always be with our #MAGA agenda. Trump chafed under Kelly's effort to impose limits on the president. Never a darling of the Washington establishment, Bossie fought the Clinto...

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  • Trump Downplays Payments to Women Who Alleged Affairs With Him
Trump Downplays Payments to Women Who Alleged Affairs With Him

President Donald Trump talks to media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington , Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. The President is facing off against a series of accusations put together by a team of investigators.

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  • Parts Of North Carolina Told To Brace For Major Winter Storm
Parts Of North Carolina Told To Brace For Major Winter Storm

The airport is the second-largest hub of American Airlines , which has "reduced its operations" because of the weather, the airport said . The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Diego will save the worst for last: hitting the central and southern Appalachians with heavy snows late Saturday and Sunday . "This is...

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  • United Nations rejects first attempt to condemn Hamas
United Nations rejects first attempt to condemn Hamas

President U.S. Donald Trump's administration. The resolution, backed strongly by Israel and the USA, needed a two-thirds majority to pass following an earlier vote in the assembly. And it reaffirms "unwavering support ... for the two-state solution of Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security within recognized borders, bas...

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  • Police searching Waitakere bush for missing tourist Grace Millane
Police searching Waitakere bush for missing tourist Grace Millane

The countryside road lies on the city's outskirts and is a roughly 30-minute drive from the CityLife hotel where Ms Millane was last seen on 1 December. 'I want to reassure everyone, both here and overseas, that New Zealand Police are determined to do everything we can to find her'. The 22-year-old, from Essex in the United Kingdom, went missing...

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  • France PM: Government abandoning fuel tax
France PM: Government abandoning fuel tax

French President Emmanuel Macron scrapped a fuel tax rise Wednesday amid fears of new violence , after weeks of nationwide protests and the worst rioting in Paris in decades. He said the wealth tax could be reassessed in the autumn of 2019. A series of football matches have also been postponed. "This is hard enough without adding poor de...

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  • Body found near missing United States woman's last Costa Rica location
Body found near missing United States woman's last Costa Rica location

Stefaniak went on the trip to Costa Rica to celebrate her birthday with her sister-in-law, April Burton. Costa Rican authorities have identified a woman's body as Carla Stefaniak, a South Florida resident who went missing while on vacation in the area.

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  • Former President Bush's body lies in state
Former President Bush's body lies in state

His "thousand points of light" initiative honored the nation's volunteers. Bush's casket will be on public view until Wednesday morning, when it will be taken to the National Cathedral. "I love you, too", his father responded, in his last words. After, he will lie in repose at Houston's St. Martin's Episcopal Church before his remains are trans...

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  • Trump to nominate State Department’s Heather Nauert as United Nations ambassador
Trump to nominate State Department’s Heather Nauert as United Nations ambassador

Heather Nauert whgo could be UN Envoy, did not immediately respond to request for comment. ABC News reported in November that Nauert had been offered the job, but it was not clear at the time whether she had accepted. Having the direct support of the president and Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, could buttress her image, however, among glob...

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  • Teacher’s Pet subject Chris Dawson arrested over murder of Lyn Dawson
Teacher’s Pet subject Chris Dawson arrested over murder of Lyn Dawson

Police are reportedly looking into chartering their own flight to get Mr Dawson back to NSW. 10 News First reporter Matthew Howard reported that he would instead be extradited on Thursday. "I have said from the start, what is important to me was just as important for Lynette Dawson and her family", he said. "We won't give up on trying to iden...

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  • Mexican city shuts down migrant shelter near USA border
Mexican city shuts down migrant shelter near USA border

Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, are seen in San Diego County, U.S., after crossing illegally from Mexico to the U.S.by jumping a border fence, photographed through the border wall in Tijuana, Mexico , December 3, 2018.

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  • Facebook gave Netflix and Airbnb preferential data access to data, documents reveal
Facebook gave Netflix and Airbnb preferential data access to data, documents reveal

The documents released Wednesday contained several emails from Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg discussing at length how to generate more revenue from app developers in return for data access. "This knowledge helped them to decide which companies to acquire, and which to treat as a threat". He'd obtained the documents after compelling the...

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  • Mattis: Putin tried to ‘muck around’ in US midterm elections
Mattis: Putin tried to ‘muck around’ in US midterm elections

That comment reiterated those he made several days prior that Russia's attack upon and seizure of three Ukrainian ships violated global law. "We are seeing a continued effort around those lines". Asked how the USA can deter further Russian confrontation, the former Marine general placed the blame for worsening relations all on the Russian preside...

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  • CIA Director Haspel to Brief Senate Leaders on Khashoggi's Death
CIA Director Haspel to Brief Senate Leaders on Khashoggi's Death

Lindsey Graham of SC, the administration sent in CIA Director Gina Haspel to brief a select group of senators from key committees on the agency's findings about the Khashoggi killing. The vote last week allowed the Senate to debate the measure, which could happen as soon as next week, but senators are still in negotiations on whether to amen...

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  • Mueller recommends Trump ex-aide face no jail time
Mueller recommends Trump ex-aide face no jail time

Prosecutors said Flynn also provided help on other criminal investigations, although those details were blacked out to keep information about ongoing probes secret. Now Trump says the confessed liar Mr. Cohen is lying again in hope of getting a lighter prison sentence. He added that Cohen "could have fought the government and continued to hold ...

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  • US threatens to pull out of nuclear missile treaty
US threatens to pull out of nuclear missile treaty

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the USA plan to withdraw from a major arms-control pact is "ill-considered" and warned that Moscow will follow suit if Washington pulls out of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).

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  • Netanyahu expresses pride as IDF uncovers first tunnel in Operation Northern Shield
Netanyahu expresses pride as IDF uncovers first tunnel in Operation Northern Shield

Had the tunnels not been detected, Radwan terror cells could have made their way through the tunnels, underneath Israel's extensive border defenses (which include an array of sensors, an above-ground barrier, and artificial cliffs), and entered northern Israel.

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