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Murphy, Democratic Congress Members Call GOP Tax Plan a 'Scam'


New Jersey Democratic Gov. -elect Phil Murphy is calling GOP efforts to overhaul the nation's tax system a "scam". Murphy won election as New Jersey's next governor on Tuesday. As a result, the number of New Jersey households taking the property tax deduction would shrink to 658,000, down 60 percent from the 1.6 million that now take advantage of the full state and local tax break, NJPP said. Read More »

Sessions Considering Second Special Counsel Into Clinton

In a response sent to Goodlatte on the eve of Sessions' appearance before the House Judiciary Committee, Justice official Stephen Boyd wrote that Sessions had "directed senior federal prosecutors to evaluate certain issues raised" in Goodlatte's letter. Read More »

With Asia trip winding down, Trump meets with allies


With the US President briefly breaking the symbolic handshake , supposed to denote unity, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte stood around awkwardly with a spare hand. The government of the Philippines has mobilized more than 60,000 security personnel, police and troops to ensure security during the summit and related events. Read More »

Korea gauging proper timing for planned aid to N. Korea

South Korean forces have identified him only as "A" and said the man arrived in the country on Friday. The unidentified North Korean, who is an enlisted soldier, was flown by a UN Command helicopter to a South Korean hospital for treatment. Read More »

Rand Paul returns to Senate after physical altercation with neighbor


Paul also said he knew of no motive that would have sparked his neighbor to hit him from behind. Paul returned to the Senate Monday afternoon as Republicans began marking up their tax plan in the finance committee. While Paul has not gone on the record to dispute this, he did send a pretty sneaky message when he tweeted links to two articles saying that it wasn't a fight over landscaping. Read More »

Dodgers, Padres will play in Mexico in May


Sick and on an IV, recent Padres Hall of Fame inductee Ken Caminiti placed himself in the lineup, ate a Snickers bar for energy, and hit two home runs in the first three innings to propel his team to victory. "Baseball fans in Mexico are passionate about the game and we look forward to deepening our connection with them". The games had been originally scheduled for San Diego's Petco Park, and the shift to Estadio de Beisbol was announced Monday. Read More »

Trump offers to mediate on South China Sea dispute


The Chinese premier said it is a consensus of the ASEAN nations that China-ASEAN relationship is the most vibrant and has the richest contents among the relationships ASEAN has with its partners. Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Taiwan also have claims in the sea. At the meeting's formal opening on Monday, Duterte made no mention of the South China Sea and pointed to other triggers for a threat of violence in the region. Read More »

Grain, Soybean Futures Fall; Funds Extend Corn, Wheat Shorts


According to analysts, investors were contented with the present price rate and thus consolidating it in the processes the following day. The Commodity Weather Group said rain would spread across Brazil over the coming week, benefiting most of the country's corn and soybean crops. Read More »

Jurors Deadlocked In Trial Of NJ Senator Menendez


Salomon Melgen. "As I said, two and a half years ago when I first faced these charges, I was innocent, and clearly there are jurors who believe in my innocence". It goes to all the Democrats, it didn't go in to Sen. The disorganized deliberations at moments broke down, with jurors speaking over each other, and at least once using foul language, she said. Read More »

Omaha soccer to visit FIU in NCAA opener


The Cavaliers will host either Fordham or St. Francis (Brooklyn) in the second round. IN earns the overall No. 2 seed and will host the victor of Old Dominion-NC State in the second round after advancing to the Big Ten Tournament championship match. Read More »

Sudanese President Omar Bashir visits


Museveni has in the past criticized the ICC calling them useless and racist for targeting Africans. Bashir arrived at the Entebbe International airport at 11:00am, accompanied by other high-ranking officials from Sudan, and was received by the state minister for foreign affairs, Henry Okello Oryem, among other government officials. Read More »

SC Justice Asif Saeed refuses to hear Hudaibiya Paper Mills case


Justice Khosa , who was appointed to head the bench, distanced himself from the case as soon as the court proceedings started and said, "I think the registrar's office made a mistake by putting this case on my roster as I have already written 14 paragraphs on this matter in the April 20 Panama Papers verdict". Read More »

Syria issue to dominate meeting between Erdogan, Putin


Putin and Erdogan also agreed to "step up efforts to ensure long-term normalization in this country, primarily to advance the process of political settlement and to assist the Syrians in post-conflict reconstruction". The text was agreed by Russian Federation and the United States in the framework of the Summit of the Asia-Pacific Cooperation Forum. Russian Federation has been a strong supporter of Assad, whose removal Erdogan has demanded, and Moscow's military intervention two years ago ... Read More »

Supreme Court refuses to stay proceedings against O Panneerselvam & co


The Supreme Court on Monday said its order exempting from ban the liquor shops within 500 metres of state and national highways running through municipal areas would be applicable across the country. The other petition in the court was filed by the Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms. The Chief Justice has been hearing a related case on the medical college; some lawyers have expressed concern about whether he's keeping enough distance from the investigation on judicial ... Read More »

Two-Week Gun Surrender Starts In Cambridgeshire & Lincolnshire


The National Gun Surrender started on Monday and will run until 26 November. During that period, those handing over firearms will not face prosecution for the illegal possession, at the point of surrender, and can remain anonymous. Latest crime figures issued last month by the Office for National Statistics show that crime involving firearms in England and Wales had increased by 27% between July 2016 and June 2017. Read More »

DC Comics Fires Longtime Editor Who Got Away with Sexual Harassment


After suspending alleged serial harasser and Group Editor Eddie Berganza yesterday, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have announced their decision to terminate his employment. But Berganza was demoted two years later to story editor after allegations that he forcibly kissed a woman at WonderCon surfaced in a Bleeding Cool article. Read More »

Russian State Duma to Draft Bill Including Media in Foreign Agents Law

Washington DC gave RT a Monday deadline to register as a "foreign agent" following allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. "Between a criminal case and registration, we chose the latter", she said on the company's website. Vyacheslav Volodin, speaker in the Russian parliament, said: "What the U.S. Read More »

Zimbabwe army ready 'to step in' to end ZANU-PF purge


Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who joined the struggle for Zimbabwe's liberation struggle at a young age, was sacked by Mugabe on November 6 for showing "traits of disloyalty". Mugabe, 93, was "now virtually unable to walk without assistance, always needing the support of his wife, Grace, and the phalanx of bodyguards he travels with", the report said. Read More »

Yep, Sydney Just Named Its New Ferry 'Ferry McFerryface'


It's official. We have named the final ferry in the new fleet. That was the name Australia's new ferry would have also borne, based on vote totals alone. Three of the six already chosen are the Victor Chang (after the late heart surgeon), Fred Hollows (optalmologist) and Catherine Hamlin (obstetrician). Read More »

Supreme Court takes up California abortion law


The US Supreme Court affirmed the right to abortion nationwide in 1973 but the landmark ruling has come under threat since President Donald Trump took office in January. The law also gives the attorney general and other prosecutors the power "to bring an action to impose a specified civil penalty against covered facilities that fail to comply with these requirements". Read More »

Parliament to get vote on final Brexit deal


Davis said: "It is clear that we need to take further steps to provide clarity and certainty both in the negotiations and at home regarding the implementation of any agreement into United Kingdom law". But Tory potential rebel Heidi Allen said this would make Mr Davis's concession to give MPs a say on the exit deal "pointless". Some lawmakers welcomed the move, but others said the change in procedure would mean that if Britain failed to negotiate a deal with the European Union, parliament ... Read More »

Four who died in I-94 crash identified by police


The child was buckled into their vehicle seat and sustained minor injuries. Alesia's son, who just turned one-year-old on Saturday, is the only survivor and was the only person with a seat belt on, although Shaw said he was improperly buckled into a auto seat. Read More »

Timothy Piazza Hazing Death


According to Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller, a DVR surveillance box sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation was found to contain a video that, "clearly depicts a continuation of the hazing activity previously captured upstairs". Read More »

Trump Asked Xi To Resolve UCLA Basketball Player Case


UCLA basketball players visiting China got into a bit of a legal issue while visiting the country, and now President Donald Trump is stepping in with the hope of coming to a resolution to free the Bruins from being prevented from coming home. Read More »

Fourth woman says President George HW Bush groped her in photo shoot


Ms Corrigan said the incident occurred as Mr Bush was posing for a photo with her and her mother at the Central Intelligence Agency office in The Woodlands, Texas, in November 2003. "He reached his right hand around to my behind, and as we smiled for the photo he asked the group, 'Do you want to know who my favorite magician is?' As I felt his hand dig into my flesh, he said, 'David Cop-a-Feel!'" she told Deadspin . Read More »

Nearly 20 Percent Of 2016 Race Hate Crimes Were 'Anti-White'


According to The Huffington Post , the Federal Bureau of Investigation report is the most complete information on hate crimes in the divisive election year 2016, and supports data from the Southern Poverty Law Center, which documented a wave of such events in months after elections. Read More »

Trump asks China's Xi to intervene in case of arrested UCLA players

The freshman players have been accused of stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store next to the team's hotel in Hangzhou. The trio are now staying at hotel in Hangzhou with a UCLA team representative, and they're required to stay there until the legal process is over, which could take several weeks. Read More »

2 dead in quadruple shooting at Atlanta concert


Two other bystanders were reportedly shot in the legs. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports reports that one was dead at the scene, and the second at the hospital later that night. Cousin Stizz , for his part, reacted solemnly on Twitter afterwards, telling his fans that he was "completely heartbroken". "I've always called my shows family reunions because they're never anything but fun, safe, good vibes, and positivity", he wrote . Read More »

Flawless 300 Bowled by Red Sox Right Fielder Mookie Betts


Betts ranks 158th in the competition with an average score of 205.60 in 40 games. The 25-year-old star made his PBA World Series debut in 2015, when he averaged a 190 score. This isn't his first 300 game. Betts said that after his first ball he turned around and said he did not expect it to be so many watching him, but said the bowling community was very close. Read More »

Texas Church Shooter's Ex-wife Says He Abused, Threatened to Kill Her


Judy Green said she positioned herself to keep an eye on Kelley at all times . The former first wife of the Texas church shooter says he was abusive during their relationship. Texas mass killer Devin Kelley was a man soaked in hate. Law enforcement officials works at the scene of a fatal shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Nov. Read More »

Govt set to launch Rs34,000-cr second phase of BharatNet


The central government is launching the second phase of the BharatNet project, with an outlay of Rs34,000 crore, aiming to provide high-speed broadband connectivity in all panchayats by the end of March 2019. The second phase will provide connectivity to all 2,50,500 gram panchayats in the country using an optimal mix of underground fiber, fiber over power lines, radio and satellite media. Read More »

Navy SEALs killed Green Beret over embezzlement scheme

The Daily Beast reported two special operation sources claim the SEALs first offered Melgar a cut of the money, but he refused. And five members of the special-operations community have now said Melgar's death came after he had discovered the SEALs were pocketing money meant to pay local informants. Read More »

Grand reception of Chaitu-Sam wedding @Hyd


The Industries big shot have visited for this reception party and made this event a grand event for this family. The high-profile guest list also included prominent politicians, sports personalities and businessmen. Before their marriage they have finished shoot for Yuddam Saranam acted by Naga Chaitanya and Samantha is seen in Vijay starrer mersal which are released recently. Read More »

Brady: House Won't Accept Repeal of State, Local Tax Deductions


Some taxpayers will win and some will lose in a swap of school property taxes for higher state income taxes, said Jay Brower Jr., a certified public accountant and a partner in Marks Paneth LLP in Jenkintown. The Tax Foundation estimated that if the Senate bill were to pass, it would create 8,316 jobs in Nevada and increase average after-tax household income by $2,439 over 10 years. Read More »

Moroccan Soccer Fans Clash with Brussels Police After World Cup Qualifier


Morocco stunned Ivory Coast 2-0 to qualify for the 2018 World Cup , while Tunisia also booked their ticket to Russian Federation on Saturday. While the Elephants will be left to rue a first World Cup qualifying failure since 2002, Morocco can now look forward to heading to Russian Federation as North Africa's third representatives alongside Tunisia and Egypt. Read More »

Chance of rain on Tuesday


Rain has moved out and we can expect cloudy skies and then some clearing in the afternoon with highs in the low 50s. Daytime highs for the week should be in the upper 40s to mid 50s and nighttime lows in the mid 30s to low 40s, the weather service said. Read More »

Vietnamese PM attends ASEAN Summit in Philippines


According to reports in the Indian media, Trump said about Modi that, "He's become a friend of ours". Although India is not a part of the 10-member ASEAN bloc, the region has become a priority since PM Modi introduced the nation's "Act East Policy" at the 12th ASEAN-India Summit and 9th East Asia Summit in Myanmar in November 2014. Read More »

Israel warns Gaza militants against carrying out attacks


Similar ones have been used to launch terrorist attacks against Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday warned Palestinian militants in Gaza against carrying out attacks in revenge for the operation. Islamic Jihad, which was not part of that accord, brushed off the warning, saying that it was not scared by Israel. They are playing with fire not just against themselves but Hamas as well as on the backs of innocent Gaza residents. Read More »

Trump picks former pharmaceutical executive Alex Azar as health chief nominee


This wouldn't be Azar's first stint with the Department, previously serving as general counsel and later as deputy secretary of HHS under President George W. He also formed a health care strategic consulting firm called Seraphim Strategies. The official told Fox News Azar has been a public leader in efforts to reduce drug prices-something Trump has been committed to accomplishing. Read More »

Korea joint exercise in Sea of Japan gets underway


During his trip, Trump struck a tough tone on North Korea, calling for an end to its nuclear program and saying "we hope to God we never have to use" the military strength the U.S. The presence of the three-carrier flotilla in Pacific waters is seen as a signal to North Korea that the United States will not be intimidated by Pyongyang's continued testing of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. Read More »