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Father says man killed in mall had gun permit

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Authorities mistakenly thought Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr . fired the rounds that left an 18-year-old and a 12-year-old hospitalized, said Capt. One of two officers responding to the fight shot Bradford, who they said was "brandishing a handgun". A teenager died in a mall shooting in Alabama the night of November 22, 2018.Mother April Pipkins and father Emantic Bradford Sr. Read More »

Pakistan detains hardline cleric behind blasphemy protests: minister

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Hours after firebrand cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi was detained late Friday, police launched a crackdown against supporters of the Tehreek-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) party in Punjab province and the port city of Karachi. It is unclear whether Rizvi will appear before a court to face charges. "The TLP has become a continuous threat to the life and properties of the citizens and is doing politics under the guise of religion... Read More »

Republican senators split with Trump over murdered Saudi journalist

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The murder of the journalist, who wrote for The Washington Post and was critical of MBS, has tipped the kingdom into one of its worst crises. A Turkish newspaper also reported on Thursday that CIA director Gina Haspel signaled to Turkish officials that the agency had a recording of a call in which the crown prince gave instructions to "silence" the journalist. Read More »

Whales euthanised after mass beaching on NZ's south island

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Pilot whales, also called long-finned pilot whale, are a specimen with a bulging forehead and a robust body that can reach between six and seven meters in length, Xinhua news agency reported. About 300 whales died on a beach at the northwest tip of South Island a year ago in one of New Zealand's largest recorded mass whale strandings. Eight pygmy whales remain stranded on 90 mile beach in Northland, with two others from the same pod euthanised over the weekend. Read More »

Rain tamps down California fire but turns grim search soggy

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Firefighting teams had contained 95% of the blaze, which torched 154,000 acres, an area five times the size of San Francisco, said Andrew Freeborn, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. More than 800 volunteers and police officers spent the Thanksgiving holiday combing through the wreckage, searching for the remains of victims killed in the blaze as the ongoing rains looked set to complicate their work. Read More »

Storm strands US holiday travelers, hundreds of flights canceled

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Meteorologists at the National Weather Service office in Pleasant Hill have declared a Blizzard Warning for all of Western Missouri until 9 p.m. Sunday. In neighboring Missouri, Interstate 29 is closed near the Iowa border. The flakes will start flying late Saturday in Colorado and western Nebraska and spread eastward Sunday and Sunday night spreading a swath of snow from Omaha and Kansas City, over to Chicago and Milwaukee. Read More »

Taiwan Votes in Elections Seen as Referendum on China Policy

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Analysts said that Taiwan's sense of separateness from China was ingrained, but that voters wanted a cross-strait relationship that did not damage the island economically, a balance that successive governments have found hard to strike. Confidence in the government has waned in recent months after reform moves upset both the opposition and some supporters, who said Tsai had backed away from promises to reduce the deficit and cut pollution. Read More »

Former Trump adviser loses fight to stay out of jail

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Moss sentenced him to a two-week term in September after Papadopoulos had said he was a good man who'd made 'a terrible mistake'. The judge who sentenced him, however, denied both of his requests on Sunday, saying Papadopoulos hadn't filed any court appeals within the window he was allowed and gave a firm nod that the office of special counsel, which prosecuted Papadopoulos, has acted correctly. Read More »

Wind and snow expected overnight into Sunday

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The National Weather Service was warning those conditions would make travel hard in places. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the Chicago area from Sunday morning till late evening, with more than six inches of snow possible in some locations. Read More »

Russian coast guard rams Ukranian navy tugboat in Black Sea standoff

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The Ukrainian Navy has reported that Russian coast guard boats opened fire on three Ukrainian boats in the Azov Sea on the evening of November 25. The statement added that Russia had been informed in advance about the planned transit, something Russia has denied, according to Russian news agencies. Read More »

British student Matthew Hedges jailed for spying could be pardoned

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that she was "deeply disappointed and concerned" about the case and would raise it with authorities in the UAE. On Thursday, Tejada said she wanted Hunt to do whatever it took to bring her husband home. Hedges denies the charges against him, while UAE prosecutors claim that he confessed. Read More »

US in Deal with Mexico Over Asylum Seekers

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The agreement, which has not yet been signed, is known as Remain in Mexico . The plan, according to the newspaper, foresees migrants staying in Mexico while their asylum claims in the United States are being processed, potentially ending a system Trump decries as "catch and release" that has until now often allowed those seeking refuge to wait on safer USA soil. Read More »

25 dead as bus falls into canal in Karnataka’s Mandya

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Among the confirmed dead were 13 women and 10 children. The actual cause of the tragic incident remains unclear as locals and authorities try to pull out the bodies from the canal. "I believe the driver was not driving properly, I will find out, take some more inputs". This is the second bus accident in the state in a week. "May God give them strength in this hour of sadness", he said in a tweet. Read More »

Museveni says boat that capsized in Lake Victoria not registered

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The ferry reportedly had more than than 100 people on board according to some of the survivors. Local media reports that as many as 66 people were found alive and rescued after the boat disaster. In a statement released this afternoon, the President also says Government has ordered for electronic registration and monitoring of all boats operating on lakes. Read More »

Chuck Grassley Goes After Roberts for Trump Comments

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Schumer took to Twitter on Friday attempting to take Roberts side - but strangely in the same tweet accused Roberts of being a partisan judge. "Judges must not Legislate Security". Unfortunately, Trump takes everything personally - in the extreme: Recall his saying that a judge hearing a fraud case against his Trump University couldn't be fair because he was "of Mexican heritage". Read More »

Mexico's new government agrees to Trump's 'asylum waiting room' plan

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The Post says that Mexican officials and senior members of president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador's transition team say the plan would mean that "asylum applicants at the border will have to stay in Mexico while their cases are processed, potentially ending the system, which Trump decries as "catch and release", that has generally allowed those seeking refuge to wait on safer USA soil". Read More »

Associate of Roger Stone in plea talks with Muller

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of prosecutors have questioned several associates of Stone as part of their investigation into alleged Russian interference with the 2016 USA presidential election and whether Trump's election campaign team colluded with Moscow. Read More »

White House approves military to use lethal force at border

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Legal experts told The Military Times that the authorization may violate the 1878 Posse Comitatus Act, which limits the USA military from conducting law enforcement duties on US soil and argued that the move could fundamentally change the military and how it's used. Read More »

Chinese consulate attack mastermind undergoing treatment in New Delhi

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Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang, asked if the attack would affect Chinese investment in Pakistan , said China would "continue unswervingly" to work with Pakistan to develop CPEC projects. Sindh police chief Kaleem Imam said that security has been beefed up for the Chinese nationals and a comprehensive security plan would be drawn up to ensure they are under a security cover round the clock. Read More »

Brother jailed over blaze possibly linked to mansion deaths

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Paul Caneiro's Ocean Township home on 27 Tilton Drive was set ablaze early Tuesday morning before Keith Caneiro's home was set on fire after noon Tuesday. Keith Caneiro and his family lived in Colts Neck, and upscale community near the New Jersey shore. Former host of The Daily Show , Jon Stewart, and his wife operate an animal sanctuary there; Queen Latifah sold her mansion there in 2015. Read More »

Desperate woman drops her baby from burning building into bystander's arms

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Resident Byron Campbell said he was about to leave in his auto when he saw the flames shooting through the roof. "I came back down to the floor". "First she hesitated. Meanwhile, Thomas said she was grateful to Campbell for saving her child's life. "There was no way out". Dallas Fire-Rescue officials confirmed that six people, including the baby, exited the building through the third floor window. Read More »

Interpol elects S. Korea’s Kim Jong-yang as president

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South Korea's Kim Jong Yang was elected as Interpol's president on Wednesday Nov.21, 2018, edging out a longtime veteran of Russia's security services who was strongly opposed by the U.S., Britain and other European nations. Kim will not be able to seek a second term under Interpol rules which limit the presidency to a single term, said Stock. The president of Interpol is not in charge of the organization's day-to-day operations. Read More »

Moulton Faces Backlash at Town Hall for Leading Anti-Pelosi Campaign

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The House Democrats' other current top leaders are No. 2 Steny Hoyer and No. 3 James Clyburn, both also in their late 70s. Pelosi's fight for the gavel comes on the heels of Democrats picking up at least 37 seats to take control of the House after eight years under Republican rule, and that number could tick up as the remaining undecided races are called. Read More »

Crown Prince arrives in Abu Dhabi

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The regional tour, just before the crown prince is expected to attend the G20 summit in Argentina next week, comes as global pressure has mounted on Riyadh over the grisly murder of Washington Post columnist Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Read More »

UN Yemen envoy to visit battleground Hodeida city

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This followed battles on Monday that military officials said were the worst since loyalists halted an offensive last week , concentrated in the eastern part of the city where rebels fired artillery. It also reported a "dramatic increase" in air strikes on the battleground city of Hodeida. The government said it would halt fighting and go for peace talks, while Houthis announced their intention to halt ballistic missile attacks on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as a show of "good ... Read More »

Child injured in gunfire exchange at Alabama shopping mall

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A 12-year-old girl was also wounded - although it is not clear if she was shot by the gunman or caught in the crossfire with police. Witnesses outside the mall tell WVTM 13 they heard gunshots and saw people running for safety. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office will investigate the officer involved shooting . It is unknown if she was shot by the teen or the other gunman. Read More »

Police go to island to look into United States man's death

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They said Chau was a "beloved son, brother and uncle", as well as a Christian missionary. John Allen Chau spent summers alone in a California cabin as a wilderness emergency responder, led backpacking expeditions in the US Northwest's Cascade Mountains, nearly lost his leg to a rattlesnake bite and coached soccer for poor children in Iraq and South Africa. Read More »