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U.S. vetoes Security Council draft resolution on Jerusalem

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Russian Federation is offering to play the role of an "honest moderator" in the Israel-Palestine conflict after the U.S. vetoed a UN Security Council resolution, which was supported by 14 nations of the 15-member body. Israel captured Arab East Jerusalem in 1967 and later annexed it in an action not recognized internationally. The draft resolution had included a call on all countries to refrain from opening embassies in Jerusalem, reflecting concerns that other governments could follow the ... Read More »

National Guard Drops Fire Retardant on Thomas Fire in Santa Barbara Hills

To the north of Camino Cielo Road, crews will construct fire lines northward, buffering them with firing operations as needed, officials said. These fires that careen out of control are not only extremely expensive, despite mammoth firefighting efforts, they still cause enormous property and infrastructure losses, especially when the flames reach populated areas. Read More »

Sheriff releases grisly details after woman fatally attacked by her own dogs

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Goochland County Sheriff James Agnew says her body was being guarded by two very large pit bulls . After talking with the family, Agnew said, "Let me cut right to the chase, the most important detail that we did not release because we were anxious about the well-being of the family is that in the course of trying to capture the dogs early Friday morning. Read More »

PM outlines wish to sign trade deals during Brexit transition

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Mrs May struck her defiant note as the ten-strong Brexit "war cabinet" discussed the eventual trade deal which it hopes will emerge in the second phase of talks to be launched next month with Brussels. Last week May's fragility was exposed by the rebellion of 11 largely pro-European Conservative lawmakers in a parliamentary vote on Brexit legislation that led to an embarrassing defeat. Read More »

Wintery weather warning for Metro Vancouver this week

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On Tuesday a deepening low pressure system will track across northern Washington State close to the B.C. border. The special weather statement is for Greater Victoria, eastern and inland areas of Vancouver Island as the national weather service is expecting more wintry weather over the south coast this week. Read More »

Syria's Assad Meets Russian Official, Calls US-Backed Militias 'Traitors'

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The Sochi meeting will be held following the eighth round of Geneva talks on Syria, which has completely failed in reaching a solution to the conflict. Both Moscow and Tehran support the regime in Damascus, with both powers leveraging the instability to secure a foothold on the Mediterranean. In particular, Russian Federation was invited to upgrade the Baniyas refinery and construct a refinery with Iran and Venezuela. Read More »

BC Ends Grizzly Bear Hunt

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The spring grizzly bear hunt was scheduled to open on April 1, 2018, but the ban will be effective immediately. In stark contrast to the province's decision to protect its estimated 15,000 grizzly bears, the Trump administration in June removed endangered species protections for the roughly 700 bears found in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Read More »

Pence postpones Mideast trip to mid-January, citing tax bill

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Mr Pence was scheduled to leave tonight to Egypt then on to Israel where he was planning to meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as address the Kenneset. That plan was disrupted by the uproar over the Jerusalem decision. One landed in an Israeli community close to the Gaza border and damaged property but no casualties were reported initially, a police spokesman said. Read More »

Sen. Casey To Congress: Focus On Passing CHIP, Not Tax Overhaul Bill

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The program, which likely is better known by its CHIP acronym, provides health benefits to nearly 9 million children whose families earn too much to be eligible for Medicaid but can not afford private insurance. "This time, the freeze is to stop flow of incoming children". If they fail this bipartisan, relatively cheap program that does so much good for children across the country, each member of Congress should have to personally go to the homes of the families in their district and explain ... Read More »

Ice Cube on Why Kobe Bryant is Better Than LeBron James

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Bryant thought he would "destroy" Jordan , but the outcome was exactly opposite of that. He never feared missing. But his footwork was where he was so similar to Michael. The two played the same position, both stood roughly 6-foot-6, 200 pounds, possessed the same obsessive work ethic and even had numerous same moves. All of the NBA's greatest players from here on out will inevitably be compared to the man who's widely considered to be the greatest basketball player of all time - Michael ... Read More »

The Weapon That Killed Tupac Has Disappeared

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However, new reports indicate the gun's current location is a mystery. Producers from America's A&E network, which is airing the documentary , contacted LVPD officials who confirmed they never received the weapon - and its whereabouts are unknown. Read More »

Ex-wife of slain National Basketball Association player Lorenzen Wright is arrested

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The seven-year investigation into Wright's death has been one of the Memphis Police Department's most high-profile unsolved cases . Sherra Wright has a court hearing Monday in California . Sherra Wright spoke with police after her ex-husband's body was found. Sources confirm to WREG that Wright had just left her sons basketball game when she was pulled over. Read More »

Kaspersky is suing Trump administration over its software ban

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In September , the US Department of Homeland Security ordered state agencies and departments to stop using Kaspersky Lab products over their potential threat to the internal cybersecurity. Kaspersky did say that it was considering all options to fight the ban and the company has now sued the USA government over the federal ban imposed on its software. Read More »

ISIS claims responsibility for attack on Kabul spy training center

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He said the militants were targeting the training center from the building, using light weapons and rocket-propelled grenades. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack. Meanwhile, Afghan officials in the western province of Badghis have confirmed that Taliban insurgents ambushed a security convoy early Monday morning and killed the police commander of the remote Aab Kamari district. Read More »

Austria shifts to the right as new coalition deal is struck

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The news comes shortly after Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen held a meeting with Sebastian Kurz and Heinz-Christian Strache, who told the head of state about the plans of the coalition government and presented a list of ministers in the future cabinet. Read More »

SNL's Trump Celebrates Christmas With ScarJo's Ivanka and... Omarosa?

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Baldwin responded by asking where her husband, Jared Kushner, was. Scarlett Johansson and her boyfriend, Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update co-host Colin Jost , are known to be pretty low-key when it comes to their relationship. Moore had spent several weeks battling accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls and, at press time, has not yet conceded the race. Be sure to share some of your thoughts on the subject in the comments! Trump's two adult sons, Donald Jr. Read More »

Forecasts say a white Christmas is possible in Miss

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Drought conditions have, thus far, extended from the summer into the late fall. Our second round of snow early this winter season appears possible sometime between Christmas Eve and the day after Christmas. Driving will still be slow and slick as road temperatures will for sure be cold enough to keep snow on the roads without melting. Ladbrokes said: "The chances of a white Christmas are thawing". Read More »

Nicki Minaj blasted as 'racist' for calling out whitewashing of hip-hop

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But the post seems to have inspired some negative reaction, because Nicki later updated it, writing, "B$3 locking all u sensitive d*** riders.It IS a great time to be a white rapper in America". She then added, "I'm blessed and highly favoured, thanks to my wonderful fans". "Rockstar" also becomes the longest-running No. 1 song to have "rock" in its title, beating Joan Jett & the Blackheart's rock "n" roll classic, "I Love Rock & Roll". Read More »

Australian man accused of brokering North Korea missile sales

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Choi has been charged with six offences, two under the Weapons of Mass Destruction (Prevention of Proliferation) Act 1995. "We believe this man participated in discussions about the sale of missile componentry from North Korea to other entities overseas as another attempt to try and raise revenue for the government in North Korea , again in breach of the sanctions", said Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Gaughan in a statement. Read More »

Four Senators Want Al Franken to Reconsider His Resignation

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Sen. Joe Manchin called his fellow Democrats "hypocritical" for pushing out Sen. Manchin first aired his opinion to Politico in a podcast interview published Monday morning. "That's hypocrisy at the highest level I've ever seen in my life", he said". "Made me sick", Manchin said. I will live by whatever decision and I will walk away thinking about this opportunity I've had while I was here. Read More »

William and Kate release family Christmas card photo

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Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge have released their annual family Christmas photo. They also announced educational plans for Princess Charlotte for the upcoming year. A page on the school's website titled "Settling In" says it wants "the transition from home to nursery school to be a happy time for your child". He now attends a private day school in London. Read More »

Trump officials demand Mueller return thousands of emails

However, some of the president's allies believe this is delusional, wishful thinking - and they fear what Trump will do if that exoneration letter never comes. The latest complaint against Mueller comes amid a barrage of criticism from Trump allies that the special counsel investigation itself is tainted on multiple fronts. Read More »

South Africa ANC vote too close to call, markets on edge

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Mr. Ramaphosa, a former trade union leader who helped negotiate the end of apartheid in the early 1990s, was a comrade of liberation hero Nelson Mandela and was Mr. He criticized business groups, civil society, the media and the judiciary. He said Zuma would be "most welcome" in the league after he steps down as president. Read More »

Amtrak train vehicle dangling over interstate after derailment in Washington

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Southbound Interstate 5 near DuPont was closed shortly after the derailment after traffic backed up for miles. The derailed train is Amtrak 501, which is on its first day of early service and left Tacoma moments before the accident. "Massive damage. People are hurt". The train derailed and fell off a bridge and on the I-5 freeway in Washington State near Seattle . "Skip traffic", Amtrak says on its promotional material for the Cascades trains. Read More »

China's Air Force Holds Drills Near Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

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A Chinese air force spokesman, in his turn, said that despite South Korea's move, the drills achieved the aims. In Seoul, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said that five Chinese military planes were spotted entering the South Korean air defense identification zone, and fighter jets scrambled in response. Read More »

Wedding Date! We Know When Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Are Getting Married

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The date breaks with tradition as royal weddings usually take place on a weekday - the Queen Wednesday on a Thursday and the Duke of Cambridge on a Friday. But next year, William, who is tipped to be Harry's best man, looks likely to be otherwise engaged with wedding duties. May 19 has been in Prince William's diary for a long time. Read More »

USA blaming Pakistan for its failure in Afghanistan: Janjua

He also said that the U.S. is creating imbalance in South Asia to compete China and Russian Federation, bringing the region on the verge of a war. Gen Naseer Khan Janjua (Retd) said here that "the United States is willing to give India a bigger role in Afghanistan while blaming Pakistan for its own failure in the region". Read More »

Fog advisories in effect for almost entire state

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However, cloud coverage is likely to increase through the evening hours, according to the weather service. We have a chance for showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday as well with highs in the lower 70s. Friday will stay warm with a high of 59. "We will be closely monitoring the potential for flooding with this system as many of us could pick up over 2" of rain . Read More »

UN Security Council to Reexamine Legality of US Recognition of Jerusalem

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Trump's declaration has stirred global condemnation and sparked angry protests across Arab and Muslim countries, as well as deadly clashes in the occupied territories between Palestinians and Israeli forces. The leaked Egyptian-drafted resolution obtained by Al Jazeera, however, does not mention the United States by name, saying it "deeply regrets recent decisions regarding the status of Jerusalem ". Read More »

3 children, mother die in Brooklyn house fire

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A 40-year-old woman, who was living on the second floor, and her three children - ages 11, 7, and 3, were killed, FOX5NY reported. 'The fire gets started and it got a good start before a neighbor noticed and called us'. "Everybody in New York City grieves with this family today", Nigro said. This time of year, when these things strike, it just tears your heart out for the family, ' Nigro said. Read More »

How Analysts Rated Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) Last Week?

The shares were bought at an average price of $35.01 per share, for a total transaction of $175,050.00. Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE:DRE) has risen 24.81% since December 18, 2016 and is uptrending. (NYSE:LOW). Trustmark Bancorporation Trust Department stated it has 0.05% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. Waldron Ltd Partnership stated it has 0.84% in Apple Inc. Read More »

Ex-Brazil and Real Madrid star Kaka retires

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Former AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder Ricardo Izecson Kaka who won World Cup in 2002 announced his retirement. "I would like to take part in a club in a role more like... "In a very conscious manner, I came to the conclusion that the time has come to end my career as a professional player". Kaka was 21 when Milan brought him to Italy from Sao Paulo. Read More »