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Wildfire burning near the Getty Center in Los Angeles

Wildfire burning near the Getty Center in Los Angeles It began at 3:43 a.m. PT Monday, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. According to its website , the museum was closed on December 5 and December 6 "to protect the collections from smoke from fires in the region", but as of now, the art inside is staying put. [Full Article...]

Turkey's president says NY trial is U.S. conspiracy

Turkey's president says NY trial is U.S. conspiracy Turkish authorities have detained 17 people linked to Zarrab in an investigation launched after he cooperated with USA authorities and agreed to testify in the case. Halkbank said last week that it had not taken part in any illegal transactions. Zarrab said that "BB" was code for "the prime minister", and the general manager was Ali Fuat, who was then in charge of Halkbank. [Full Article...]

"Serious collision" shuts down traffic near World Trade Center in lower Manhattan

Thursday afternoon when a Lincoln Town Car and Ford Explorer collided at Broadway and Liberty Street near Zuccotti Park. Four people were taken to hospital but none of them are believed to hover life-threatening injuries. A bicyclist was struck near the scene of the second crash. Police said it appears the crash was an accident, not an intentional act. The crime-reporting app Citizen showed ... [Full Article...]

Aiyar faces retort from PM, rebuke from Rahul for 'neech aadmi' remark

Aiyar faces retort from PM, rebuke from Rahul for 'neech aadmi' remark But even before it could wake up to the political fallout of Aiyar's remark, the Prime Minister hit back saying the move "was an insult of Gujarat ". "Will Modi ji display such courage", he asked. "Voting results would mean what low caste means when everyone votes for the BJP". He said he followed in the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi and worked for the uplift of the poor. [Full Article...]

Snow-ice warning upgraded to status orange for several counties

Snow-ice warning upgraded to status orange for several counties An amber warning for snow will be in place across the West Midlands region between midnight and 6pm on Friday in response to anticipated frequent snow showers. "Icy stretches too. North and North West counties will be most at risk, as well as higher ground elsewhere". According to Met Eireann there will be wintry showers right across the country with accumulations of snow over northern are... [Full Article...]

Democrats Want Protection For DREAMers Included In Government Funding Bill

Democrats Want Protection For DREAMers Included In Government Funding Bill But activists and many Democrats are specific they want a path to citizenship, and they say they're exhausted of waiting. Since the Trump Administration's announcement to rescind the program, I've gained faith in the bipartisan work Congress has done to pass a long-term fix like the Dream Act. [Full Article...]

State Department issues 'worldwide caution' after Trump's Jerusalem announcement

State Department issues 'worldwide caution' after Trump's Jerusalem announcement In a " security message " posted on the consulate's website, the USA government said it published the Israel travel warning because of "widespread calls for demonstrations" beginning Wednesday in Jerusalem and the West Bank. "This is our Qibla-I-Awwal (the first direction of prayer) and no Muslim can ever accept it (Jerusalem) as the capital of the Zionist state of Israel". [Full Article...]

Horses Burned to Death in Fast-Moving California Wildfire

Horses Burned to Death in Fast-Moving California Wildfire Almost 40 horses died after being trapped in a barn that caught fire from embers caused by the Creek Fire at Rancho Padilla in Sylmar. Southern California is enduring its second day of destructive Santa Ana winds that are being blamed for whipping up flames from both brush fires and sending embers beyond fire lines to start new fires. [Full Article...]

Crew Saw DPRK Missile Test on Cathay Pacific Flight from HK

Crew Saw DPRK Missile Test on Cathay Pacific Flight from HK The world-renowned carrier changed the flying route of its Seoul- Los Angeles flights since last July as a safety precaution against the North Korean missile tests, stated a report in Channel NewsAsia . "There are no current routes that fly through a unsafe zone", said an Asiana Airlines official. The same missile had also prompted Air France to expand its no-fly zone around North Korea, afte... [Full Article...]

House passes bill to avoid shutdown

House passes bill to avoid shutdown Her stance was noteworthy because GOP leaders are likely to require Democratic votes for the pre-Christmas spending bill. The measure now goes to President Trump for his signature. Democrats boycotted a similar gathering last week after Trump tweeted that he didn't see a deal as being possible. Schumer denied that Democrats are eager to force a confrontation. [Full Article...]

Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli in Gaza city

Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli in Gaza city The IDF confirmed the rockets did not reach Israeli soil and the Al-Tawheed Brigade, a Jihadist Salafi group, claimed responsibility for the rockets. Trump also said the United States would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , though he set no timetable for that. Demonstrators in cities including Jerusalem , Bethlehem and Ramallah rallied against Trump's shift in policy , some burn... [Full Article...]

IDF bombs Hamas positions in Gaza after rocket attacks

IDF bombs Hamas positions in Gaza after rocket attacks Gaza residents said there were no casualties from the Israeli attack and that two unmanned lookout posts were hit. The IDF confirmed the rockets did not reach Israeli soil and the Al-Tawheed Brigade, a Jihadist Salafi group, claimed responsibility for the rockets. [Full Article...]

European Union sues Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland over low refugee intake

European Union sues Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland over low refugee intake The European Commission has sued Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic for failure to fulfil agreed with the European Union (EU) national quotas on the admission of migrants. The organization has also chose to file a lawsuit in the European court of justice against Hungary adopted in this country, the laws on non-governmental organizations and higher education. [Full Article...]

Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. fired for sexual misconduct

Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. fired for sexual misconduct The alleged incident also prompted Morgan Stanley to launch an internal investigation into the woman's claims. A woman had accused the former lawmaker of harassment and intimidation, according to their report. "I support and have tremendous respect for the courageous women now speaking out in this important national dialogue", Ford said. The Huffington Post earlier cited an unnamed woman who ... [Full Article...]

GOP Rep. Trent Franks Expected to Resign Amid Rumors of Inappropriate Behavior

GOP Rep. Trent Franks Expected to Resign Amid Rumors of Inappropriate Behavior Notably, Franks neither confirmed nor denied that he was going to resign. "I'll let the statement speak for itself", the Arizona Republican told reporters as he was leaving the House floor Thursday evening after voting to avert a government shutdown and fund the government for an additional two weeks. [Full Article...]

Local Lawmakers Oppose Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

Local Lawmakers Oppose Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act The House of Representatives voted yesterday on a hide and carry bill that could have a huge impact on interstate truckers who drive with firearms for personal protection. During the committee markup of the bill , Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. "I think the structure of what this law will seek to do is unprecedented, and it's also unconstitutional because it violates core ... [Full Article...]

Rep. John Lewis: Trump is an 'insult' to civil rights event

Rep. John Lewis: Trump is an 'insult' to civil rights event In particular, Lewis pointed to the president's "disparaging comments about women, the disabled, immigrants, and National Football League players". The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum concentrates on a shorter, but intense span, from 1945 to 1976. [Full Article...]

At Least 3 Dead In New Mexico High School Shooting

At Least 3 Dead In New Mexico High School Shooting There were no other injuries reported, state police said. Sheriff's officials say that the shooter is in custody and that there are reported victims wounded, but it wasn't clear how many. The Albuquerque Journal reports that according to San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen, three people, believed to be students, are dead. He says the shooter also was dead but didn't say if the suspect was a... [Full Article...]

Welcome to the 'Serena Williams Building'

Welcome to the 'Serena Williams Building' As 2017 comes to a close, this latest bit of news is just another feather in her cap. Nike star Serena Williams celebrated many huge milestones in 2017. Former track and field athlete Sebastian Coe and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski are also having future buildings named after them. The fourth new building going up will be a parking garage to celebrate the sporting heritage of New York City. [Full Article...]

Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi heading to the Louvre Abu Dhabi

Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi heading to the Louvre Abu Dhabi The New York Times on Wednesday, citing documents it reviewed, identified the buyer as Saudi Arabia's Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud, whose country forbids the official worship of Christ or any other religion except Islam. [Full Article...]


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