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Michael Wolff Says Trump's Associates Question His Fitness

The book, dismissed by Trump as full of lies, depicts a chaotic White House, a president who was ill-prepared to win the office in 2016, and Trump aides who scorned his abilities. He said he was "comfortable" with all the reporting in the book. Mercer is arguably the most prominent former Bannon associate to disavow him in the wake of the book's publication. Read More »

Present talaq bill will double Muslim women's woes: BSP


The BJP MPs have been repeatedly saying that any issue that needs to be raised on the bill should be spoken on the floor of the House and discussed in the presence of the entire Rajya Sabha, she claimed. The minister said it was a "shame" for the Congress that it was trying to "obstruct this part of justice" for Indian Muslim women. It doesn't believe in consultation and discussion. Read More »

Trump's threat to cut Palestinian aid worries many in Israel

Hamas, a terror group sworn to Israel's destruction, has run Gaza for a decade but have been regularly criticized by more radical jihadist groups in the Strip. "An emboldened Israeli right wing is moving quickly in the new year to make it far more hard to create a Palestinian state, signaling its intention to doom hopes for a two-state solution to the conflict" is how the Times reported the development under the headline "Energized Foes Push to Cripple Two-State Goal". Read More »

White supremacist faces terror charge after train stopped


But now the Federal Bureau of Investigation says that Wilson, of St. Charles, Mo., has ties to a white supremacist group and has shown interest in "killing black people", according to a court affidavit unsealed this week. They also said he had "several" legally purchased firearms, but eventually turned over 15 weapons, including an illegal fully automatic rifle and another illegally converted rifle, court documents say. Read More »

Central Florida's last Kmart closing


Sears Holdings said Thursday that it will be closing 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears outlets between March and April, with liquidation sales starting as soon as January 12th. In 2006, the company operated more than 3,000 locations in US and a few hundred in Canada. The company operates smaller Sears Hometown Store locations in Seabrook, Rochester, Swanzey, Gorham and Walpole. Read More »

Missing Texas girls found, person of interest arrested


Police are searching for Lilianais Victoria Cake Griffith, 14, and Luluvioletta Mariposo Bandera-Margaret, 7. Police issued an AMBER alert for Griffith and Bandera-magret on Monday, one day after their mother was found dead in their Round Rock home. Read More »

Maharashtra bandh: Blocked Train services start again on Western line


Along with schoolkids, its the office-goers' day to face hardships as well as the famed dabbawallahs of Mumbai have suspended their services for today. "I have a mark here on my back from last night". Dalit groups were celebrating the bicentenary of the Bhima-Koregaon battle, which the forces of the British East India Company had won over those of the Peshwa. Read More »

Top FBI, Justice officials meet with Ryan over dossier on Trump, Russia


The House Intelligence Committee chairman reportedly subpoenaed both Wray and Rosenstein in August for failing to turn over documents pertaining to dossier author Christopher Steele and his communication with the DOJ. Other Republicans have criticized Nunes' past threats to issue contempt citations. The meeting reportedly focused on the Russian Federation probe and was arranged at Rosenstein's request, according to a statement Ryan's office provided to media outlets. Read More »

Manafort sues Mueller over special counsel investigation


The silhouette of Paul Manafort, former campaign manager for Donald Trump. "I can assure you that the special counsel is conducting himself consistently with our understanding of the scope of the investigation", Rosenstein said, before offering a stirring defense of the special counsel's credibility. Read More »

Syria: 30 civilians killed in air strikes near Damascus


The ministry also said two Russian service personnel were killed in a mortar attack on the base by rebels, according to TASS. There was, however, no immediate confirmation by the Russian military, which is providing air support to government forces fighting rebels. Read More »

Gander Outdoors to open this spring in Niles


Moreland Waukesha. Gander Outdoors is owned by Camping World Holdings , and will provide outdoor enthusiasts with regionally and seasonally relevant products and services that are competitively priced. The News Tribune reached out to Lemonis on Twitter about the Hermantown location, and he said it should be opening "hopefully within a month". Lemonis read 68 USA city names with an opening planned, followed by five other store locations where his company is still negotiating with ... Read More »

Daughter Of Former Redskins Owner Arrested After Anti-Semitic Tirade


I got places to be", Cooke allegedly repeated. "I said, 'You know what?" After another failed attempt to tackle the lawyer, and a further exchange of expletive-ridden insults, the young couple move away, shouting "self-defense" and "you harrassed me!" As it turns out, it all began in the swanky Upper East Side eatery, Caravaggio's coat check area. Read More »

Class of 2017: matrics get a 75% pass rate, up from 2016


Top-achieving students in South Africa at the award ceremony for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. The Class of 2017 must be commended for maintaining this trend. "But very importantly to say to those who didn't make it that there are opportunities, and one thing that the ministry must be acknowledged for is the second chance programme that many more learners are getting", he said. Read More »

Revealed! Sanjay Dutt biopic to release on this date


The pictures from the Rajkumar Hirani's flick are going viral on internet for all the right reasons. Manisha Koirala who acts as Sanjay's mother in the film has gained much attention of the audience in the photos . "Yes, I am excited about it". Nargis Dutt's daughter Priya Dutt also gifted a book called "Mr and Mrs Dutt" to help ace the role of the veteran actress on screen. Read More »

Four dead in Marol building fire in Mumbai


The only surviving member, Abbasi Kapasi, is now being questioned by the police, after which a detailed report will be submitted. The fire occurred in the Marol area of Mumbai , a densely populated city on the west coast and India's financial and entertainment capital. Read More »

Who will take over the role of Thomas S. Monson?


While Monson was president in name, Mormons commonly referred to him as "the prophet", the teacher who relayed messages from God to humanity. He is likely to be succeeded by 93-year-old Russell Nelson, who is now the longest-serving member of the church's governing body. Read More »

Fodder scam: Lalu Yadav pleads for minimum punishment on health grounds


Lalu faces three additional fodder scam cases for illegal withdrawal of Rs 3.97 crore from the Dumka Treasury, Rs 36 crore from the Chaibasa Treasury and Rs 184 crore from the Doranda treasury. The special court on Thursday deferred the sentencing of Lalu Prasad until Friday. The court of special CBI judge Shivapal Singh will be tomorrow afternoon announcing the quantum of punishment against Mr Yadav and 15 other accused in case number RC64A/96 which is related to fraudulent withdrawal of ... Read More »

Oil at highest since mid-2015 amid Iran tensions, tighter market


West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices averaged $51 per barrel in 2017, up $7 per barrel from the 2016 average, and ended the year $6 per barrel higher than at the end of 2016, said the EIA. "The market is clearly getting more bullish on oil as inventory levels get closer to the five-year average". Outside the OPEC-shale oil supply clash, the return of geopolitical risks to the oil market will be the major driver of potentially higher oil prices this year, analysts reckon. Read More »

Trump's Immigration Chief Just Floated Throwing (Democratic) Politicians in Jail


He has repeatedly invoked the tragic death of Kate Steinle, a thirty-two-year-old American citizen who, in 2015, was killed in San Francisco-a sanctuary city-by a stray bullet fired by an undocumented immigrant. Homan went on to claim that the "street cops" in California are completely against the sanctuary state law, and offered an example of an illegal alien that committed murder after a city ignored a detention request from ICE . Read More »

Former NFL player shares heartbreaking video from freezing Baltimore school

Massie said her daughter has been in the building when it was cold before, but that this week felt worse to her. "As of now, I have on four shirts, two hoodies, and a jacket", he said. "Unfortunately, with the extreme temperatures, new problems can emerge quickly". "Our priority is always to open buildings whenever possible". After receiving complaints about students being bundled up in frigid classrooms this week, Lt. Read More »

Winter Storm Warning for Thursday


Plows will have a hard time keeping roads clear due to blowing snow, Mr. Morrin said. Areas close to one another could have vastly different totals if one area is outside the bands. January 3, 8:35 a.m.: A winter storm warning is now in effect for the eastern end of Long Island starting at 1 a.m. on Thursday. A winter storm advisory will be active in most areas that are north and west of the New Jersey Turnpike. Read More »

500 flights, 400 trains hit due to Delhi fog


The government today said it was monitoring the situation and trying to bring some improvement in the system performance after flight operations at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport went for a toss due to the heavy fog in last three days. Read More »

Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile near Yemen border


Maliki said that "this hostile action by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias proves the continued involvement of the Iranian regime in supporting the clear and explicit violation of United Nations resolutions 2216 and 2231". In December, Riyadh warned "Iranian-manufactured ballistic weapons" threatened the kingdom's security following a foiled ballistic missile attack from Yemen. Read More »

Sean Spicer on inauguration crowd size comments: 'I screwed that up royally'


The press briefing Wolff refers to was on January 21, the day after Donald Trump was sworn into office, and it immediately became the basis for questioning numerous statements Spicer made from the podium during his six months in the job. Spicer reads the childrens' book "How To Catch The Easter Bunny" during the 139th Easter Egg Roll in April. . He continues, "So when I screwed up, yeah, it felt really bad". Read More »

Gov. Cooper: Hundreds of crashes, several fatalities linked to winter storm


Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency and urged Virginians to prepare for the storm, which could dump up to a foot of snow in portions of eastern Virginia. "The winds out there have been ferocious", Cooper said of the storm that's making its way through the eastern part of the state. However, without a major change in the weather, travel anywhere in the county would be delayed and secondary roads will remain snow-covered for several days, he said. Read More »

Seoul says both Koreas have agreed to hold talks on Tuesday

Washington had earlier responded coolly to Kim's suggestion of inter-Korean talks in a New Year's Day message, with the State Department saying Pyongyang "might be trying to drive a wedge" between Washington and Seoul. That suggests the US government has not yet ruled out a military option. The communications equipment sits along the DMZ border and was put in place to create dialogue between the North and South Korean Red Cross in 1971 . Read More »

Animal rescue pilot missing after going unconscious over Gulf of Mexico


The Coast Guard is searching off the Southeast Texas coast after a small plane that left from Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City was reported missing on a flight to Central Texas. An H-C 130 Hercules jet out of Clearwater, Florida is now searching. Several animal rescues remembered Bill Kinsinger as a beloved pilot in post on social media. Read More »

Nearly a week of deadly protests in Iran


Iran is still witnessing a wave of demonstrations, being held in many cities across the country as people took to raising anti-government slogans, over alleged corruption and rising prices that have plagued the people of the country. The head of Tehran's Revolutionary Court, Musa Ghazanfarabadi, said protesters would be tried soon and the ringleaders could be charged with "moharebeh" - an Islamic term meaning warring against God - which carries the death penalty. Read More »

Erdogan says US verdict part of 'serious plot chain' against Turkey


He did not say to which accords he was referring to. "The U.S. court, in a process carried out by relying on so-called "evidence", which is fake and open to political exploitation, . "Along with the prior guilty plea of Reza Zarrab , two men at the heart of this massive and brazen scheme that blew a billion-dollar hole in the Iran sanctions regime now stand convicted of serious federal crimes", Kim said . Read More »

Daesh claims Kabul attack that killed 15 people


At least 15 people were killed and nearly 20 others were wounded in an explosion in Banaee area in Kabul's PD9 on Thursday evening. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said an unknown number of suicide attackers set off an explosion outside the centre before storming it. Read More »

Roy Moore charge Leigh Corfman files lawsuit against him


In a Washington Post article on November 9, Corfman and three other women accused Moore of pursuing them when they were in their teens and he was in his 30s. Corfman said Moore abused her, then "called me a liar and immoral when I publicly disclosed his misconduct". Ms. Corfman resisted Mr. Moore and asked him to take her home. Read More »