Manafort Associate Pleads Guilty to Lying to Special Counsel

21 Feb, 2018

Gates met Manafort almost three decades ago while he was an intern at Black, Manafort, Stone, Kelly - one of the most powerful lobbying firms in DC. If Gates agrees to cooperate in the probe, that could put more pressure on Manafort and others who worked in the Trump campaign.


Trump On Sexual Assault Accuser: 'Never Happened'

21 Feb, 2018

She says she was working for a real estate development company in Trump Tower when she introduced herself to the now-president, who was waiting for an elevator. "When you're a star, they let you do it", Trump said. 'Only @ FoxNews so reported .doesn't fit the Mainstream Media narrative'. Nineteen women have come forward to accuse the president of sexual misconduct over a period of several decades.


California Gun Waiting Period Let Stand by Supreme Court

21 Feb, 2018

Maggs at Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court left the ruling intact Tuesday over the objections of Thomas, who said the state had presented no evidence that a 10-day wait promotes public safety when applied to people who already own guns.


Romney talks gun violence in Utah GOP speech

20 Feb, 2018

Senate seat left open by the retirement of Utah's Orrin Hatch . " MittRomney has announced he is running for the Senate from the wonderful State of Utah ". "I'm not always with the president on what he might say or do, and if that happens I'll call'em like I see'em, the way I have in the past". Romney announced Friday he would run to replace retiring Senator Orrin Hatch .


Winter weather advisory Tuesday in northern Oklahoma

20 Feb, 2018

A frontal boundary across the region will bring mixed precipitation to Wisconsin through Tuesday . Up to a quarter inch of an inch of ice accumulation will be possible southeast of a line from New Ulm to St. Cloudy, with a high near 30. We'll stay in the 40s through Saturday with chances of more rain Friday into early Saturday . The Missouri Highway Patrol responded to at least six accidents since 7:30 a.m.


Winter weather arrives, ice possible

20 Feb, 2018

Streets in Kansas City are icing up this morning as freezing rain and thunderstorms move into the area. This will likely saturate soils and produce localized flash flooding in normally flood prone areas. We'll stay in the 40s through Saturday with chances of more rain Friday into early Saturday . A frontal boundary across the region will bring mixed precipitation to Wisconsin through Tuesday .


S. Korea and USA to continue joint military drills

20 Feb, 2018

The South Korean and USA military conduct teachings in March and April, which usually include 17,000 U.S. soldiers and over 300,000 South Koreans. The South Korean and USA militaries usually hold military exercises called Key Resolve and Foal Eagle in March and April, which can involve as many as 17,000 USA troops and more than 300,000 South Koreans.


Long Island weather: Up to 7 inches of snow possible this weekend

18 Feb, 2018

A winter storm warning has been issued for Nassau County and northwestern Suffolk County until 7 a.m. Sunday . This storm will move in from the southwest and will have quite a bit of precipitation with it. The low will be about 7 degrees with a 70 percent chance for snow . Western Atlantic County and the western half of Cumberland County: Rain mixes with snow throughout.


Ramaphosa takes over as SA president

17 Feb, 2018

Among the first challenges that he will face will be the future of Jacob Zuma himself, because unlike Robert Mugabe, the ex-president does not appear to have been promised any immunity from the threat of criminal prosecution for corruption.


Premier Mark McGowan has no plans for ministerial sex ban

17 Feb, 2018

He said his deputy had made a "shocking error of judgment" with "dreadful" consequences for his family and partner. WA PREMIER Mark McGowan has ruled out enforcing a ban on sexual relations between ministers and their staff, describing the Barnaby Joyce affair and fallout as a "circus".


Delays done, Shiffrin wins Olympic giant slalom gold; best event next

16 Feb, 2018

It was the second Olympic gold for the champion skier from Vail, Colorado. "We know who the gold medal is". "She has to have a day off", said Eileen Shiffrin, who's not only Mom, but a trusted coach on Team Mikaela. "It's too much stress for a 13-year-old, so I'm actually really happy that I wasn't able to go". Shiffrin negotiates a curve during her second run.


Record Number of Afghan Civilian Casualties in 2017 Attacks

16 Feb, 2018

That compares to a total 11,434 casualties in 2016, when there were 3,510 deaths and 7,924 wounded. The report also says that despite a stepped-up pace of aerial bombardments aimed at the Taliban and Islamic State militants under President Trump's new strategy for the war, civilian casualties from airstrikes rose only 7 percent.


Moment US destroys Russian tanks 'killing hundreds of soldiers' as conflict ERUPTS

14 Feb, 2018

The attack was reportedly called for by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia and lasted for about four hours. The Pentagon earlier in the day declined to identify the 100 soldiers it said were killed by U.S. And responding to a further BBC question, the spokesman said: " And, of course, you have to realise that many countries of the world have quite large numbers of our compatriots - of Russians - and, of course, it's hard to have detailed data.


Saudi Arabia Pledges $1.5 Billion to Help Rebuild Iraq

14 Feb, 2018

Britain pledged up to $1 billion annually in export credit over 10 years and Japan said it would contribute $100 million this year to Iraq through United Nations agencies and global organisations. Speaking at a conference on reconstruction of the war-torn country, he also said Iraq planned to boost its crude oil production capacity to 7 million barrels per day by 2022, from 5 million bpd at present.


Trump plans on replacing portion of food stamps with food

14 Feb, 2018

On Monday, the Food Marketing Institute, a trade association for grocery stores, condemned the Harvest Box proposal as expensive , inefficient and unlikely to generate any long-term government savings. Critics immediately began questioning the effectiveness of the new program , which is supposedly created to cut costs - but raises many logistical and practical concerns.


Johnson urges Aung San Suu Kyi to help Rohingya refugees

12 Feb, 2018

It is the first time that Reuters has publicly confirmed what the two journalists, Myanmar nationals Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, were working on at the time of their arrest two months ago. The Reuters report exposes a long chain of complicity-Myanmar's military, police force and local Buddhist villagers-behind the brutal premeditated murder of 10 Rohingya men who, according to the military, were among a group of "200 terrorists" that attacked security forces but Buddhist villagers ...


Winter Weather Advisory Issued as More Snow Expected Overnight

12 Feb, 2018

Angola is the only county seat in the four-county area with consistent weather data dating to the late 1800s and early 1900s that enables the National Weather Service to provide historical context. Widespread light snow continues in counties along and north of Interstate-80. As of Friday morning, the National Service received reports of between 9 and 11 inches of snow over a 24-hour period in Fort Dodge, Iowa.


Number Three Official at Justice Dept. Out

11 Feb, 2018

The Devin Nunes memo put out by House Republicans last week was seen as a possible pretext for Trump to get rid of Rosenstein, which would leave Brand in charge - a possibility that has seemed to appeal to Trump in the past. Brand on Friday lauded Sessions' "commitment to the rule of law". Sessions applauded Brand for her service to the DOJ, calling her "a lawyer's lawyer".


Threat of annihilation hangs over daily life in South Korea's capital

10 Feb, 2018

The North Korean delegation will also include Kim Yong Nam, the country's 90-year-old nominal head of state, Choe Hwi, chairman of the country's National Sports Guidance Committee, and Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the North's agency that deals with inter-Korean affairs.


Georgia officer killed, 2 injured serving warrant

10 Feb, 2018

One Locust Grove police officer and two Henry County sheriff's deputies were shot, WSB-TV reported. The officers' conditions were not immediately known. The suspect is deceased, according to the sheriff. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Henry County deputies Michael Corley and Ralph Sidwell "Sid" Callaway were serving a warrant because the suspect failed to appear in court.


DUI suspect in Edwin Jackson's death was twice deported, authorities say

10 Feb, 2018

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Nicole Alberico says 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala was convicted of a DUI in Redwood City, California, in 2005 and has numerous misdemeanor convictions and arrests in California and Indiana.


1028 terrorists 'neutralized' in Operation Olive Branch in Syria

09 Feb, 2018

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin discussed Syria particularly Afrin and Idlib, during their phone conversation, the source said, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media. Meanwhile, the Russian Defense Ministry denounced the US-led coalition's attack on pro-government forces in Syria has again proven that Washington's true goal is to capture "economic assets" instead of fighting terrorism.


South Korean president to meet Kim Jong Un's sister

09 Feb, 2018

Her position is such that, according to a Seoul-based think tank run by North Korean defectors, Kim Yo Jong briefly took charge of the country while her brother was reportedly ill with gout or diabetes in late 2014. "South Korea and the United States learned that North Korea's military parade started at 11:30 a.m. ( Seoul time)", an official at the Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters.


Following Fox News' Lead, President Tweets About 'BOMBSHELL' FBI Texts

08 Feb, 2018

Fox News reported that the newly-released texts also "reveal a bit more about the timing of the discovery of "hundreds of thousands" of emails on former Congressman Anthony Weiner's laptop, ultimately leading to Comey's infamous letter to Congress just days before the 2016 presidential election".


Pakistan Court Convicts 31 Over Campus Lynching of Student Accused of Blasphemy

08 Feb, 2018

In north-west Pakistan previous year, the student has met his demise when a group of students attacked him over blasphemy allegations. One of the 31 accused had been sentenced to death, five were jailed for life and the other 25 were jailed for four years.


Federal Government Shuts Down Amid Partisan Disputes Over Immigration

08 Feb, 2018

If you feel like we've been here before, that's because we have: the House has passed its fifth short-term spending bill since October. Yes. But even with congressional optimism about averting a shutdown this week running high, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called for a shutdown if lawmakers do not sign off on increased funding for boarder security.


Awkward! Donald Trump tries to grab Melania's hand again, fails

07 Feb, 2018

Trump makes several uncomfortable attempts to hold the First Lady's hand and the awkward moment slides as they continue towards the aircraft. Donning a yellow turtleneck, brown skirt and a long yellow coat, the first lady was given a presentation by the hospitals CEO Michael Fisher about Ohio’s critical opioid epidemic and that hospital's measures taken to fight it.


Two arrested for child porn that went viral on Facebook

07 Feb, 2018

According to AL.com, while Alabama police investigators say they have confirmed the image originated in that state and have identified the perpetrator and victim shown therein, that conclusion has been challenged by Central Alabama Crime Stoppers, which says investigators have not even been able to nail down what year the video is from.


Turkey condemns terrorist attack in Pakistan

07 Feb, 2018

The death toll may further increase as several injured were in a critical condition, health officials said . In the meantime, the CTD police carried out another raid at Shawar area in Matta tehsil and arrested a militant commander, Mohammad Ali Shah, who was allegedly involved in attacks on security forces.


Julian Assange still faces arrest after judge rules warrant valid

07 Feb, 2018

But under British authorities Assange remains in breach of his bail conditions - a separate offence. The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) said the incident was "stood down" after the package was assessed. It is not publicly known whether there is a sealed USA indictment against Assange. The British Foreign Office last month rejected Ecuador's request to grant diplomatic status to Assange, which would have given him immunity from arrest.



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