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Are Trump's Transition-Team Lawyers Attempting to Discredit Mueller?

Are Trump's Transition-Team Lawyers Attempting to Discredit Mueller? Robert Mueller , who was Federal Bureau of Investigation director under former president Obama, has produced no evidence that President Trump "colluded" with Russian Federation after a year-long probe. The GSA had provided the Trump transition team with office space and hosted its email servers during the transition between Obama's administration and Trump's incoming team. [Full Article...]

Royal Caribbean Mexico Bus Crash

Royal Caribbean Mexico Bus Crash Royal Caribbean said it had 27 guests on the bus and described the crash as "heartbreaking". Seven Americans and two citizens of Sweden are among those dead in the crash, Quintana Roo state Civil Defense spokesman Vicente Martin confirmed to AP. [Full Article...]

US Asks UN to Blacklist Vessels Carrying Banned North Korean Cargo

US Asks UN to Blacklist Vessels Carrying Banned North Korean Cargo The U.S. and Canada announced Tuesday that they would co-host a meeting with representatives from nations around the world in January in a show of solidarity against North Korea's nuclear program. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland at State at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. [Full Article...]

Catalonia begins voting in pivotal election

Catalonia begins voting in pivotal election But neither side is likely to win a clear majority in the new regional parliament, setting up the scenario of long and challenging negotiations to form a new Catalan government. But with a record turnout expected, the outcome could hinge on the more than one-fifth who are undecided among Catalonia's 5.5 million eligible voters. [Full Article...]

Virat Kohli replaces Shahrukh Khan as India's top-ranking celebrity brand

Virat Kohli replaces Shahrukh Khan as India's top-ranking celebrity brand The actor who is now addressed as the Global Icon of India made it to the list at the 7th spot and has total earnings of Rs 68 crore. But Khan had many endorsements of several brands to get him back to the top spot. However, their cumulative earnings has declined by nearly 20 percent, down to Rs 504.05 crore compared to last year's total of Rs 626.52 crore. "In addition to Kohli, other young c... [Full Article...]

Houston Baby Still Missing After Mom Stabbed To Death

Houston Baby Still Missing After Mom Stabbed To Death The newborn was taken to the hospital, determined to be healthy and unharmed, and is now in the custody of Children's Protective Services. Police initially said they believed the baby was with her father, Marcos Mariano Palacios. She is also said to be of mixed race origin, with her roots likely being black and Honduran. Shamali, who was taken to the Texas Children's Hospital, is healthy with no... [Full Article...]

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have Christmas lunch with the Queen

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Buckingham Palace . Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive at the Royal Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace , London, Dec. Members of the extended family were also among the early arrivals with Autumn Phillips, the wife of Peter Phillips seen at the wheel of the vehicle. [Full Article...]

8.8 million people signed up for Obamacare coverage despite Trump's sabotage

8.8 million people signed up for Obamacare coverage despite Trump's sabotage Enrollment on HealthCare.gov consistently outpaced last year's and finished particularly strong, with more than 4 million customers signing up in the final week. Almost 9 million people signed up for health insurance coverage through the federal ObamaCare exchanges, according to a top administration official. [Full Article...]

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Trump over Emoluments Clause

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Trump over Emoluments Clause Daniels ruled that CREW lacked standing because it could not point to an injury it suffered due to the alleged constitutional violation and that the hospitality industry-related plaintiffs could not show that their claim of "competitor standing" could be redressed by the court - or even that the emoluments clauses were meant to protect competitors. [Full Article...]

Boeing unveils entry in unmanned aerial tanker competition for the Navy

Boeing unveils entry in unmanned aerial tanker competition for the Navy General Atomics revealed concept art of its proposal for the MQ-25 earlier this year, publishing photos of an aircraft with wide wings, nearly fighter-like in silhouette. The MQ-25 Stringray has the capacity to deliver 15,000 pounds of fuel and could extend the flight range of fighter jets by 400 miles, GeekWire reported . [Full Article...]

Memphis Gets Creative To Take Down Two Confederate Statues

Memphis Gets Creative To Take Down Two Confederate Statues The statues of former Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forest, who was also an early member of the Ku Klux Klan , and Confederate president Jefferson Davis were lifted from their positions by a crane, the New York Times reported . Shelby County Commissioner Van Turner heads the group, known as Memphis Greenspace Inc. The organization was incorporated after the law's passage in October, Str... [Full Article...]

Melbourne attack driver had mental health issues but no terror connection

Melbourne attack driver had mental health issues but no terror connection It is the second time this year that Melbourne, regularly ranked one of the world's most livable cities, has been traumatized by a vehicle attack. London has seen three such attacks this year, two linked to Islamic extremists and another seen as a reprisal attack outside a mosque, killing 13 people altogether. [Full Article...]

Freezing rain and snow in the forecast Thursday

Freezing rain and snow in the forecast Thursday The forecast for Christmas day includes a chance of light snow with morning lows near zero in northern Iowa to the mid-teens south. Highs around 23. Northwest wind around 7 miles per hour. A winter storm may cause havoc for drivers heading to their last day of work before the holiday weekend. This round of snow will be dry and very light and will tend to focus near and north of Hwy. [Full Article...]

Trump nears tax victory

Trump nears tax victory Congress is on the cusp of approving a massive rewrite of the US tax code that will overwhelmingly benefit corporations and the wealthiest Americans, while ending a central pillar of President Obama's signature healthcare law. President Donald Trump also took to Twitter celebrating the passage of the bill. He added, "Nobody, except Republican campaign contributors, thinks that that makes any... [Full Article...]

Birmingham will host Commonwealth Games in 2022

Birmingham will host Commonwealth Games in 2022 After Durban was taken out of the running, Birmingham defeated a rival bid from Liverpool to secure the support of the British government in September. "The games will have an impact that will sustain and strengthen the wider Commonwealth Games movement". Despite being the only city to submit a bid by the Commonwealth Games Federation's (CGF) deadline of the end of September, Birmingham has had ... [Full Article...]

Tie-breaker name drawing, 1 more recount coming in Virginia

Tie-breaker name drawing, 1 more recount coming in Virginia Two years ago in MS, two House candidates broke a tie by reaching into a red canvas bag and pulling out a silver-plated business card boxes engraved with the state's name. This report, provided by Virginia Public Radio , was made possible with support from the Virginia Education Association . Outside Virginia, various methods of settling ties have been used. [Full Article...]

United Nations to Consider Additional North Korea Sanctions Drafted by US

United Nations to Consider Additional North Korea Sanctions Drafted by US These first four vessels - the Jie Shun, Tong San 2, Hao Fan 6 and Petrel 8 - were blacklisted on suspicion of involvement in carriage of prohibited goods. Quoting a diplomatic source , Reuters reported that the measures seek to slash almost 90 percent of refined petroleum products exported to North Korea. [Full Article...]

Surge In Obamacare Enrollment Has Florida Near Last Year's Level

Surge In Obamacare Enrollment Has Florida Near Last Year's Level More than 4.1 million people selected plans in the last five days, including those who were automatically renewed. Enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act soared in the final days before the federal sign-up deadline, bringing the total numbers to within a few percentage points of past year, when the enrollment window was twice as long. [Full Article...]

BJP intensifies efforts to make new govt in HP, Gujarat

BJP intensifies efforts to make new govt in HP, Gujarat The BJP has centered in on five-time MLA and veteran leader Jairam Thakur as its chief ministerial candidate and a formal announcement to this development is expected on Friday. Dhumal, who had won the last election from Hamirpur constituency, had reservations over contesting from Sujanpur. Anurag was earlier the BJP Youth Wing President and has been seen as the political heir of the former ch... [Full Article...]

Heavy security as Mike Pence makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

Mr Pence arrived by helicopter after landing at Bagram Air Base. Pence reflected on the start of the war in Afghanistan following 9/11 and said "we are staying in that fight and will see it through until the end". But he said the United States is committed to helping Afghanistan achieve peace and security. Pence met with Ghani in Germany in February and he has spoken frequently since with the ... [Full Article...]


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