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US agency to cancel $929 million in California high-speed rail funds

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A coalition of 16 USA states sued Trump and top members of his administration on Monday, saying the emergency declaration would cause them to lose millions of dollars in federal funding for national guard units dealing with counter-drug activities and that the redirection of funds from authorized military construction projects would damage their economies. Read More »

House investigates 'White House plan' to share nuclear technology with Saudis

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The NSC's lawyers realized that Flynn had a possible conflict of interest that could violate the law, the whistleblowers said, and told NSC staff to stop working on the nuclear technology transfer plan. The report raises concerns about whether some in a White House marked by "chaos, dysfunction, and backbiting" sought to circumvent national security procedures to push a Saudi deal that could financially benefit close supporters of the president. Read More »

Canada PM's chief secretary resigns amid SNC-Lavalin controversy

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Wilson-Raybould has declined to speak, citing solicitor-client privilege and cabinet confidentiality. The government has been on the defensive since the Globe and Mail reported on February 7 that officials had pressured Jody Wilson-Raybould, the former justice minister, to help construction company SNC-Lavalin Group Inc escape with a fine rather than face trial on charges of bribing Libyan officials. Read More »

Aides caution Trump as he looks to Kim summit for boost

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This has led to speculation that the US may allow tours to Mt. Kumgang if the North agrees to specific denuclearization steps like allowing inspections of its nuclear facilities. In the past, Moon has said that Trump deserves the prize for engaging with Kim Jong Un directly, in a way no other American president has. Kim is also seizing the assets of North Korea's wealthiest citizens, said The Journal, citing US security analysts and former South Korean intelligence officials. Read More »

Quiet start to the week before the next wintry mix arrives midweek

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There is a possibility that the snow will change over to freezing drizzle before the storm ends, but little ice accumulation is expected. We will see significantly lower snowfall amounts as this system moves through on Wednesday , the first flakes arrive well after midnight tonight reaching Milwaukee close to 5am. Read More »

Wife of Aurora, Illinois Mass Shooting Victim Reveals Husband’s Heartbreaking Last Words

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We are comforted that our colleague receiving care for his injuries has returned home from the hospital to his family. "We had no clue he would ever be involved in something like this". But it prompted only a letter to the 45-year-old Martin ordering him to surrender his weapons. "He was probably waiting for us to get to him there", Aurora police Lt Rick Robertson said. Read More »

Up to 12 people buried in Swiss avalanche

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Nicolas Féraud, mayor of Crans-Montana, told local newspaper Le Nouvelliste that between 10 and 12 people could be trapped, but emphasized that was an estimate. Tuesday's avalanche was unusual in that it affected a designated ski track, while the vast majority of deadly avalanches in the Alpine nation hit people skiing off-piste. Read More »

Woman Who Joined ISIS Now Says She Wants to Go Home

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And when presenter Madeley suggested Begum may have been " brainwashed on the internet", the EastEnders actor responded by claiming there must be something more to it. "Just try to give him a better life", Begum told Sky News Sunday. "My message to both these brides, and any others like them, is this: You made your ISIS husband beds, now you can rot in hell in them". Read More »

Bernie Sanders enters 2020 U.S. presidential campaign

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Sanders, of course, doesn't provide any evidence to back up his brutal description of Trump; instead, after denouncing the democratically elected president, whom almost half of the country now supports, he moves on to declaring that he's the right guy for the job because he is someone who can "bring us together". Read More »

Here's The Latest On Timing, Impact Of Midweek Winter Storm

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Oklahoma City street crews are preparing to clear the city's snow routes if ice and snow affects driving conditions on Tuesday . The snow is extrapolated to start around 10 p.m. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 7 inches are forecast, with locally higher snowfall amounts possible. We can deal with the snow, but it's the freezing rain/drizzle that always causes more of a problem than anything. Read More »

Rosenstein Will Leave DOJ In Mid-March, Successor Announcement Coming Soon

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Rosenstein long thought of his role as a two-year position and the two-year mark is coming soon, officials close to the departing attorney general previously told Fox News. In an interview broadcast on Sunday with CBS News 60 Minutes, former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe confirmed the Times account that Rosenstein considered wearing a wire in meetings with Trump. Read More »

Roger Stone Apologizes to Judge for Instagram Post About Her

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He also claims it is "categorically false" to infer it was meant to threaten U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson . In a filing with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia cited by Reuters, an attorney for Stone said that his client "apologises to the Court for the improper photograph and comment" and said "Mr". Read More »

Karl Lagerfeld Is Dead at Age 85

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Concerns were raised for the "Kaiser" after he was forced to miss the Paris fashion show due to ill health. Such was the enigma surrounding the German-born designer that even his age was a point of mystery for decades, with reports he had two birth certificates, one dated 1933 and the other 1938. Read More »

I want my baby with me in Britain, says Isis bride

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Some people in her native country have focused on her apparent lack of remorse and argue she would be a security threat to Britain. "I married my husband, I wouldn't have found someone like him back in the UK. Writing within the Sunday Cases , Home Secretary Sajid Javid warned he would "now not hesitate" to forestall the return of Britons who travelled to affix IS. Read More »

Three Children, Woman Found Dead With Gunshot Wounds In US

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She added that they are investigating the possibility of a murder suicide. Authorities are working to identify the bodies and haven't confirmed the relationship between the four. Investigators now believe there's a second crime scene and that some of the victims may have been killed there-this after executing a search warrant late Monday evening. Read More »

'Kissing sailor' in iconic NY picture dies at 95

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He was 95 when he died February 17, two days before his birthday, at an assisted-living facility in Newport, R.I. Mr. Mendonsa suffered from congestive heart failure and had suffered a fall and seizure, said his friend Jerry O'Donnell. George Mendonsa holds a copy of the famous Alfred Eisenstadt photo, in 2009. During the war, Mendonsa served on a destroyer, the AP reported , which is a long-endurance warship used to escort larger vessels in the fleet and defend them against attackers. Read More »

Pulwama Terror Attack: Mastermind Shot Dead

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According to reports, the security forces blew up the building in which Abdul Rasheed Ghazi and two other terrorists were hiding. A senior Indian army official told Al Jazeera that the operation against the rebels was launched early on Monday following intelligence inputs about the presence of rebels in a house in Pinglan village. Read More »

Group of prisoners break one-year-old baby out of locked vehicle

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Shadow Lantry and her husband Joe accidentally locked their one-year-old daughter Dallas inside their SUV in a carpark in the city of Port Richey on Thursday. A crowd eventually formed outside the auto and, in the video, per WFTS , you can hear a woman yell "thank god!" and "honey that was stressful!" when they eventually got it open. Read More »

China accuses Washington of trying to block development

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The US says that Beijing might use Chinese tech companies to gather intelligence about foreign countries. "Other nations can make the argument that if the British are confident of mitigation against national security threats then they can also reassure their publics and the USA administration that they are acting in a prudent manner in continuing to allow their telecommunications service providers to use Chinese components as long as they take the kinds of precautions recommended by the ... Read More »

Theresa May urges her MPs to unite over Brexit

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British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday called on members of her Conservative party to 'move beyond what divides us, ' three days after she suffered another humiliating defeat on her Brexit plans in parliament. And the concerns of critics will have escalated after Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright suggested the Government would accept changes short of re-opening the divorce deal. Read More »

U.S. Senator Rubio, other officials visit site of Venezuelan aid

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President Donald Trump will seek on Monday to rally support in the largest Venezuelan community in the USA for opposition leader Juan Guaido , saying Venezuela's "current path toward democracy is irreversible". Maduro calls the aid a US -orchestrated show and denies any crisis despite many Venezuelans' scant access to food and medicine. "Venezuela is preparing for the humanitarian avalanche", Mr Guaido told about 4,000 supporters clad in white T-shirts and green scarves who gathered ... Read More »

Facebook is a law-breaking "digital gangster", United Kingdom government report says

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Evidence uncovered by my committee shows he still has questions to answer yet he's continued to duck them, refusing to respond to our invitations directly or sending representatives who don't have the right information . Facebook, however, said it had cooperated with the investigation by answering more than 700 questions and putting forward four senior executives to give evidence. Read More »

Ahead of Hanoi summit, N Korea faces 'turning point': State media

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The two leaders met for the first time in Singapore last June. "I believe [Obama] would have gone to war with North Korea", Trump declared during a White House Rose Garden speech. In their upcoming direct talks, Kim is likely to strongly urge Trump to ease global economic sanctions and allow it to receive humanitarian aid from other countries, foreign affairs experts say. Read More »

Background check failed, allowing IL shooter to buy gun

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Friday was his first day at an internship at the Henry Pratt Company, Northern Illinois University president Dr. Lisa C. Freeman said in a statement . However, in January 2014, Martin applied for and was issued an Illinois Firearm Owners Identification (FOI) card, which is required to own or purchase a gun in Illinois. Read More »

Trump Blasts Andrew McCabe For 'Deranged' Story: 'So Many Lies'

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US President Donald Trump did not believe a report by the US intelligence officials claiming that North Korea is in possession of missiles able to reach the US territory due to Russian President Vladimir Putin claiming the opposite, former Acting Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe said in an interview with the CBS channel, published on Sunday. Read More »

Ex-FBI Official: ‘Crime May Have Been Committed’ by Trump

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McCabe also revealed that it was he who opened the obstruction of justice and counterintelligence investigations against Trump. In June 2017, Mr Comey told a Senate committee he believed Mr Trump had directed him to drop a probe into the Republican president's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, as part of the broader Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

'Japan PM nominated me for Nobel Peace Prize' claims Donald Trump

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Speaking at a White House news conference , Trump claimed Abe had given him "the most lovely copy of a letter that he sent to the people who give out a thing called the Nobel Prize". In response to Mr Tamaki's questions in parliament, Mr Abe praised the US president, saying he "has been decisively responding toward resolving North Korea's nuclear and missile problems, and past year he held historic US-North Korea summit talks". Read More »

U.S. raises pressure on Maduro via sanctions, aid airlift

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Three Air Force C-17 cargo planes from Homestead Air Reserve Base in Florida carried food and other aid to Cucuta. Venezuela's opposition has yet to come up with a way of moving the shipments into the country, but Vecchio echoed Guaido's recent promise that February 23 would be a key date for an attempt to bring supplies across the border. Read More »

Polish officials may cancel trip to Israel over diplomatic spat

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Steinitz, wished Katz "good luck" as he was entering the cabinet meeting, while Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan said no one is "interfering with the prime minister's process of dividing the portfolios", and wished the transportation minister "great success" at his new job. Read More »

India, Iran ask Pakistan to punish terrorists for recent separate terror attacks

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Iran has repeatedly called on its neighbour to crack down on militants. "The Pakistani government, which has sheltered these anti-revolutionary and unsafe elements for Islam and knows where their hideouts are. It is a jihadist group formed in 2012 as a successor to the Sunni extremist group Jundallah (Soldiers of God), which waged an insurgency against Iran over the past decade. Read More »

Seven MPs resign from Labour to sit in new Independent group

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MP Ann Coffey said that she had joined Labour 41 years ago and thought she would remain there the rest of her life, but did not believe that political parties were "an end in themselves". "I don't think any of the people who have even been mentioned around this split would want that". For example on Brexit we're holding the party together. Read More »

Abe doesn't deny that he nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

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The report follows Trump's claim on Friday that Abe had nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize for opening talks and easing tensions with North Korea . Trump said on Friday that Abe had made the nomination and had given him a copy of the five-page letter he had sent to the Nobel nominating committee in Oslo. Read More »