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ABC News suspends reporter for 4 weeks over erroneous Flynn story

ABC News suspends reporter for 4 weeks over erroneous Flynn story The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled more than 300 points following Ross' report, which was not matched by other major news organizations. "The notion that journalists are responsible for the consequences for news - even if their report was mistaken - would not be consistent with the First Amendment", said Jane Kirtley, a media ethics and law professor at the University of Minnesota. [Full Article...]

Top UN Official to Visit N.Korea This Week

Top UN Official to Visit N.Korea This Week Feltman will be the first top United Nations official to visit North Korea since former Undersecretary General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe went there in February 2010. Russian Federation and China wanted the drills called off. Although UN officials say the four-day visit was set up back in September, Feltman's trip is timely as it comes less than a week after North Korea fired its most ... [Full Article...]

Texas Police Officer Shot, Killed While Serving Warrant

Texas Police Officer Shot, Killed While Serving Warrant The suspect's name has not yet been released. The suspect was shot in an ensuing standoff and transported to a hospital for treatment. A statement issued by San Marcos, Texas, officials said 58-year-old Copeland died Monday, Dec. Hays County Sheriff, Gary Cutler, Hays County District Attorney, Wes Mau, San Marcos City Manager, City Manager Bert Lumbreras, Assistant Chief of Police Brandon Winken... [Full Article...]

Iran and Morocco Group B game will be their 'final'

Iran and Morocco Group B game will be their 'final' The draw also laid out all sides' potential routes to the final, and revealed such tantalising prospects as a quarter-final between Spain and Argentina, and possible semi-finals of Spain against Germany or France versus Brazil. "Whatever the group, the French team have to qualify for the knockout round and have to finish first in the group", the 1998 World Cup-winning captain Deschamps told B... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Taking Up Sports Betting Case

Supreme Court Taking Up Sports Betting Case The case pits New Jersey and other states against all four major USA professional sports leagues, the NCAA and the federal government. Experts believe sports betting is a $150 billion per year illegal industry. But the U.S. Supreme Court seemed prepared Monday to bust Nevada's monopoly. But the state assembly couldn't get it done, and now Gov. Chris Christie is fighting federal law at the Su... [Full Article...]

Mueller: Paul Manafort Writing Op-Ed with 'Russian Intelligence' Colleague

Mueller: Paul Manafort Writing Op-Ed with 'Russian Intelligence' Colleague The judge in the case ordered in early November for Manafort, his lawyers and the prosecutors to "refrain from making statements to the media or in public settings that pose a substantial likelihood of material prejudice to this case". His alleged co-author is a Russian with connections to that nation's intelligence services, according to court documents . A spokesman for Manafort declined to c... [Full Article...]

Scalise: House, Senate 'pretty close' on tax bill

Scalise: House, Senate 'pretty close' on tax bill The House passed a measure to do so earlier this year, but a similar bill failed in the Senate. Overhauling the tax code is a top priority of Republicans and they are hoping to send the final legislation to President Donald Trump before Christmas. [Full Article...]

Valley Assemblyman Matt Dababneh accused of sexually assaulting Sacramento lobbyist

Valley Assemblyman Matt Dababneh accused of sexually assaulting Sacramento lobbyist This week's allegations come after dozens of accusations of sexual harassment in the state Capitol from other women. She made a decision to name Dababneh at the urging of California Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D), who chairs the Assembly Rules Committee. [Full Article...]

38th GCC summit to be held in Kuwait City tomorrow

38th GCC summit to be held in Kuwait City tomorrow Speaking at a forum organised by the Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies in Doha, Qatar's Foreign Minister, Mohamed Al-Thani stated, Qatar has accepted the invitation to attend the summit, amid the region's worst political crisis in years. [Full Article...]

Christmas Toys, Clothes Among Items Taken In Burglary Of Salvation Army Warehouse

Christmas Toys, Clothes Among Items Taken In Burglary Of Salvation Army Warehouse If you'd like to support the Salvation Army's Christmas drive, you can donate online here. It's low on manpower during the incredibly busy time of the year. We have had a long relationship with the Salvation Army and they are absolutely welcome at all of our 294 stores. The organization is down thousands of volunteers and they desperately need help. [Full Article...]

Cyclone Ockhi Approaches Western India after Killing 25 in the South

Cyclone Ockhi Approaches Western India after Killing 25 in the South On Sunday, when Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan visited Vizhinjam, local people had protested furiously against him alleging that the state government delayed the rescue operation. The Minister addressed the fishermen both at Vizhinjam and Poonthura, assuring them that there would be no laxity in the search operations. Please listen to me peacefully... [Full Article...]

Venezuelan President Announces 'Petro', Plans To Uplift Country's Economy

Venezuelan President Announces 'Petro', Plans To Uplift Country's Economy Maduro said on his television show that the new "petrocurrency" will be backed by reserves in oil, gas, gold, and diamonds, Bloomberg reports . Venezuela - a country laden with financial sanctions imposed by the USA government is now in a state of deep financial crisis. [Full Article...]

Santa Ana winds bring fire danger to Southern California

Santa Ana winds bring fire danger to Southern California Like the fire department, the county's energy utility will also increase staffing throughout the week. City firefighters were waiting to see how the windstorm would unfold, and a spokeswoman said humidity levels would have to drop below a certain level before extra crews are added. [Full Article...]

See astronauts throw a pizza party in space

It's not the 3D-printed pizza that astronauts could one day be scarfing down on lengthy missions to Mars, but it is, nevertheless, pizza in space . Paolo Nespoli, an Italian astronaut and Europe's oldest space explorer (he's 60-years old), thanked his on team members on Earth for sending his crew pizza ingredients after he "casually mentioned" that he missed pizza. [Full Article...]

A Winter Storm Will Impact The Area Monday

A Winter Storm Will Impact The Area Monday Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 30 cm are likely. The winds also will bring a drop in temperatures that may lead roads to become ice-covered as the snow starts to fall. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for parts of north-northwestern Colorado from 7 p.m. Sunday to noon Monday, the National Weather Service says. [Full Article...]

Mattis tells Pakistan it 'must redouble' internal counterterrorism efforts

Mattis tells Pakistan it 'must redouble' internal counterterrorism efforts Mattis, during his first trip to Pakistan as defense secretary, met Monday with Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Minister of Defense Khurram Dastgir Khan, Chief of Army Staff Gen. USA officials say they have not seen a change in Pakistan's support for militants, despite visits by senior US officials, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. [Full Article...]

Ousted Yemen President Killed by Iranian-Backed Houthis

Ousted Yemen President Killed by Iranian-Backed Houthis On Monday, Houthi militiamen executed Saleh - who had until recently been considered an ally of the Houthis - after waylaying his motorcade outside Sanaa. It gave no further details. Although Saleh had been repeatedly subjected to criticism for alleged corruption, "he allowed Yemen to maneuver very hard waters" keeping the geopolitical balance between Saudi Arabia and other powers of the region,... [Full Article...]

FCC: "Desperate" net neutrality supporters won't delay vote

FCC: Sullivan said he will continue to work with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and others to ensure open internet access. Schneiderman said that the inspector general's office of the FCC offered its help only Monday morning, ahead of the news conference. [Full Article...]

India needs to cherish its Muslims: Obama

India needs to cherish its Muslims: Obama Trump has 43.8 million followers as compared to Obama's 97.4 million followers. He said he is a great admirer of Manmohan Singh who took various revolutionary steps during his rule, like throwing open country's economy for the world. Rhodes, who travelled to Delhi with Mr. Obama, said. "And there are political trends in America that I don't agree with or abide by, but I recognize as part of a runn... [Full Article...]

UK Cybersecurity Agency Warns Against Using Kaspersky Software

Russian Federation has the intent to target United Kingdom central government and the UK's critical national infrastructure. In response to the guidance, Barclays Bank said it has stopped offering Kaspersky anti-virus products to customers. [Full Article...]


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