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White House has plan to replace Tillerson with Central Intelligence Agency chief, reports say

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Tillerson and Mattis are playing key roles in America's response to the North Korean nuclear threat, as well as Trump's pressure campaign to get the regime to abandon its nuclear weapons program. Word of the White House plan will significantly complicate Tillerson's ability to conduct diplomacy and run the State Department for as long as he stays, given that foreign governments may now consider him a "lame duck". Read More »

Bigg Boss 11: When Shilpa Shinde was saved from a wardrobe malfunction

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Arshi comes and talks to Shilpa, but keeps tainting her at which Shilpa leaves the place. Arshi and Shilpa get into an argument in the kitchen as the former tells her that she didn't bring her any food while she was in the jail. In an unseen BB11 video we see Shilpa in a light blue single dress in a conversation with her used-to-be foe Vikas Gupta and another contestant Puneesh Sharma. Read More »

Russian Federation to ban U.S. media from accessing State Duma

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Olga Savastyanova, chairwoman of the Duma's organisation and regulation committee, said it would hold an extraordinary meeting on Monday to discuss "a ban on visiting the State Duma for journalists representing all American media". "Such blatant attacks against foreign media, particularly Russian ones - which are in violation of the world practice of freedom of speech - they, unfortunately, are blossoming in the US", Peskov said. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan helped Iran evade United States sanctions, witness claims

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Caglayan denied all allegations in a Turkish probe into the claims, which started in 2013. Reza Zarrab, who laundered billions of dollars on behalf of Iran, told a NY jury Thursday that a senior Turkish official said to him that then-prime minister Erdogan personally signed off on a plan to involve two Turkish banks in the scheme. Read More »

Russian Federation rejects U.S. call to cut ties with North Korea

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Also at that time , the North Koreans will become confident in their arsenal. "The Americans need to explain what they are aiming for". He said: "You can't rule out any scenario, including the start of histories next great war". The missile launch was a more advanced missile compared to the Hwasong-14 which North Korea tested back in July. The regime has claimed it can now strike the entire USA mainland with a "super-large heavy warhead". Read More »

Trump's policies similar to Obama, Russian FM Lavrov says

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The United States has responded to North Korea's third test of an intercontinental ballistic missile , its most powerful yet, with a call for all nations to cut off diplomatic and trade ties with Pyongyang. Slutsky went on to call the North Korean missile launch "yet another irresponsible move by Pyongyang, meant to fuel tensions in the region", but then lapsed into the Russian party line that America and South Korea bear at least as much responsibility for the unpleasant situation. Read More »

#EndorseThis: After Twitter War, Jimmy Kimmel Flattens Roy Moore

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Roy Moore issued the invitation, and now Jimmy Christian Kimmel is accepting it. "I accept by the way". There is no one I would rather fight than you. "If you want to mock our Christian values, come down here to Alabama", Moore tweeted . I would put my Christian values aside just for you and for that fight. Read More »

Queens woman found dead with throat slashed in Jamaica

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The coroner's office is conducting an autopsy to determine Gibbon's cause of death. "I'm trusting that in her battle she has acquired some DNA, regardless of whether under her fingernails, on her body or her teeth, some place", said her mom, Andrea Gibbon. Read More »

Ex-US base worker gets life in jail for murdering Japan woman

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The Naha District Court handed down the sentence to Kenneth Franklin Shinzato , 33, in line with the prosecutors' demand. He pleaded guilty to rape resulting in death and abandoning of the body, but denied murder. Opponents want the air station completely removed from the island. A series of crimes including rapes, assaults, hit-and-run and drink-driving accidents by U.S. Read More »

Police evacuate Christmas markets in Germany after finding explosive device

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Police close the streets around a Christmas market after a suspicious object was found in Potsdam, eastern Germany , Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. A German security official says the suspicious package destroyed by authorities at a Christmas market in Potsdam contained nails and a powder, but that it's not yet known whether they part of a real explosive device. Read More »

BJP's victory in UP civic polls; Living baby declared dead; more

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The family has alleged that the hospital declared their alive newborn baby boy dead but they saw him move on their way to perform the last rites. The baby was handed over to the parents in a plastic bag. "The callers said one Varsha, wife of Ashish, was referred to the Max Hospital from a nursing home in Paschim Vihar on account of possibility of premature delivery". Read More »

Man Hiding in the Woods Arrested in Francis Howell Teacher Shooting

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The teacher was able to get to Highway 94 and flag down a motorist, who drove him back to Francis Howell High School . The teacher was treated at a hospital and released Wednesday night. The school was also on lockdown Thursday morning while police searched for the suspect. The teachers performed CPR until paramedics arrived and the student was eventually airlifted via LifeLight to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Read More »

Couple accused of cooking their four-month-old baby in microwave

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Francois County with felony abuse or neglect of a child. Doctors determined the infant had a first-degree burn on his left cheek, a second-degree burn on his scalp, a skull fracture, and a small hematoma. Derick was reported to have not testified during the hearing . The social worker said Mikala Boyce-Slezak believes the burn occurred when her husband put the baby in a microwave and briefly turned it on. Read More »

Germany's SPD says all options open in search for new government

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Schulz told reporters Friday that they'd agreed to keep their discussions confidential, but that he was now prepared to discuss with his party's leadership on Monday all options, including re-forming a grand coalition. Party rank and file will still discuss "the complete range of possible options" when they hold a congress next week, before deciding whether to open exploratory talks with Merkel's conservatives, said Schulz. Read More »

RBs coach Huff likely headed to Mississippi State

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According to a report by The Athletic, Penn State special teams coordinator and running backs coach Charles Huff will be joining Moorhead's Bulldogs staff. "This is a tremendous opportunity for him to return to being a head coach and continue to move forward in his career". "His innovative offensive philosophy is a flawless fit for our program and will keep us on a path to competing for championships". Read More »

ASA: RFS volumes again fail to capture Biodiesel's potential

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States published the final ruling covering renewable fuel volume requirements for 2018 under the Renewable Fuel Standard ( RFS ) program on 30 November 2017. “EPA Administrator Pruitt has disappointed the biodiesel industry for failing to respond to our repeated calls for growth, ” he said. He also contemplated counting exports of ethanol toward meeting the RFS mandate. Read More »

NY man facing charges after shooting, killing neighbor

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A grand jury indicted Thomas B. Jadlowski, 34, on the felony charge, which carries a potential 15-year prison term, and a charge of hunting after hours, Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson and Sheriff Joseph A. Hundreds of people attended Billquist's funeral on Wednesday. This incident was completely avoidable. "My sincerest condolences go out to the Billquist and Jafarjian families", Swanson continued. Read More »

Ex-Trump adviser Michael Flynn set to admit lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation

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President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, will plead guilty on Friday to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about a conversation with the Russian ambassador last December . Flynn was expected to appear in court at a 10:30 a.m. ET hearing. According to a court filing Friday at the federal district court in Washington, Flynn allegedly falsely told investigators that he did not ask Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak to "refrain from escalating ... Read More »

DMX Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

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The 46-year-old Yonkers native was arrested in July . Rapper DMX performs during week five of the BIG3 Basketball League at UIC Pavilion on 23 July 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. He then he attempted to justify nonpayment by saying the money went to his ex-wife for child support. In 2011 and 2012, Simmons participated in the "Celebrity Couples Therapy" television show, and was paid $125,000 for his participation. Read More »

Eight Wisconsin offensive players earn All-Big Ten honors

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Barrett. And while Ohio State is more tested, the Buckeyes also have been beaten by 31 points (at Iowa) and 15 points (home against the Sooners). He's rushed for 1,806 yards, which ranks third nationally, and scored 13 touchdowns. Kicker Rafael Gaglianone earned consensus second-team honors Tuesday. The following players were consensus honorable mention selections: Ryan Connelly, Joe Ferguson, Leaon Jacobs, Natrell Jamerson, Olive Sagapolu . Read More »

Mostly Sunny & Seasonable Today, Sunny Weekend

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High pressure builds into the area today and will control our weather right through the first weekend of December, which should deliver nice weather for any holiday shopping or decorating plans you may have. However, a weak cold front will begin pushing into the state Wednesday afternoon , marking the "beginning of the end" of our streak of mild weather. Read More »

May 'close to breakthrough' in standoff over Irish border

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A breakthrough on the issue of the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland after Britain leaves the European Union is "doable" before the EU summit on December 14, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Friday. Mr Paisley said the "row with Dublin" over the border was completely unnecessary. However, appearing on BBC2's Newsnight, Mr Creed said that they had yet to see a workable solution from the UK. Read More »

Slavery Auction - Senate Urges Govt to Summon Libyan Ambassador to Nigeria

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According to the organisation, Nigerian migrants are at risk of exploitation, detention and abuse as they head north to Libya, in efforts to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. The House mandated its Committees on Human Rights, and Foreign Affairs to interface with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant stakeholders to identify the factors that encourage the migrants to embark on the perilous journey. Read More »

UP Civic Polls verdict: BJP mayor candidate leading, BSP second

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The BSP has won in Aligarh and is leading in Meerut. BJP's mayor candidates have won in Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Ghaziabad , Firozabad, Ayodhya, Mathura, Saharanpur and Moradabad. Technical glitches in EVMs are also reported in three booths at Mani Ram Bagia Ward number 104 in Kanpur, reports ANI. They worked for a particular caste and people have discarded them. Read More »

Manipur's Mirabai Chanu Makes India Proud, Bags Gold in Anaheim

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Olympic bronze medalist Karnam Malleshwari has won the gold twice at the World Weightlifting Championships - in 1994 and 1995. Chanu is now working with Indian Railways and comes from Manipur. In a field of 12 lifters at the Rio Games, she was one of two lifters who did not finish her event . She had failed to lift the weight in any of her three attempts in clean & jerk section. Read More »

Will Barton's game-winner lifts Nuggets past Bulls

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Jokic got fouled on the play and toughed it out to shoot his free throws. He stayed on the floor holding his ankle. "We have all day tomorrow to see where he's at for the Laker game". The Nuggets, without Jokic, rallied for a 111-110 victory . "In my opinion, he's the most versatile big in the game, just with his ability to playmake", said Bulls' coach Fred Hoiberg. Read More »

Gunmen attack Peshawar's University of Agriculture

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Security forces have surrounded the building and cordoned off the area. A police sub-inspector, a constable and two others were among those who sustained injured, said The Express Tribune report. Provincial police chief Salauddin Khattak told reporters that over a dozen students had been rescued, while an operation remains underway to overpower the remaining armed "terrorists". Read More »

One Texas teen found, one still missing

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Heaven Ray Cox has been added to the National Exploitation Center for Missing Children website since her disappearance from Mauriceville, Texas on November 26. The frantic mom also shared that Heaven suffers from bipolar disorder and is now not taking her medication. 'She had been found and is safe!' Heaven's mother Tammy Cox wrote in an elated Facebook post. Read More »

One person of interest in Loofe disappearance held in Missouri jail

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Bailey Boswell is wearing sunglasses and a black hoodie in the video. Only half of Trail's face is visible. In a video posted to Facebook overnight, Trail said, "We've pretty much chose to turn ourselves in and see where this goes". Loofe told her the date - with a woman she'd met online - had gone well, and that they were going to get together again on November 15. But the woman added that she hasn't seen Loofe since she dropped her off at a friend's house on November 15. Read More »

USA politician John Conyers in hospital as ex-aide tells of harassment

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Inviting me to hotels with the guise of discussing business and then propositioning me. for sex". The 88-year-old is now the longest serving member of the House of Representatives. Brown, who confirmed that she is now under a non-disclosure agreement, detailed some of the sexual advances she said she experienced from Conyers in a Chicago hotel in 2005. Read More »

Undocumented immigrant acquitted in Kate Steinle murder trial

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The jury, who had been deliberating since last Tuesday, with a break over the Thanksgiving holiday, sided with the public defender that Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, a Mexican national, accidentally killed Kate Steinle, a 32-year-old East Bay woman who had been out for dinner with her father the night she was shot. Read More »

Trump to shrink national monuments next week

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President Donald Trump is expected to visit Utah on Monday to unveil his plan to shrink two national monuments there, but it's unclear if he will have anything to say about the fate of monuments in Nevada and elsewhere. "The White House hasn't contacted me and told me there would be one, but I would like there to be one". Grand Staircase-Escalante will be reduced by half, from 1.9 million acres to 997,490. Read More »

Diplomatic posts on high alert amid possible United States move on Jerusalem

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The Trump administration is seriously considering recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in early December, even as President Donald Trump signs a waiver to keep the US Embassy in Tel Aviv for another six months, sources tell CNN. While the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act requires that the USA officially move the embassy to the holy city, every president since the act was passed has delayed the actual move. Read More »

Manchester United power past Watford

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The Les Bleus center forward scored the opening goal of the game last night vs Huddersfield but then suffered a groin strain and now, he will not be available to face United (Daily Mail ). Then he curled a free kick into the top corner in the 25th for 2-0. It was not all good news for Mourinho as Nemanja Matic limped off early in the second half to be replaced by Ander Herrera. Read More »

Roy Moore comes roaring back in recent poll

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The former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice tweeted out a challenge to the ABC host, calling on Kimmel to visit the state himself if he wants to mock Alabama's "Christian values". - It appears there are very few Moore voters who sat they are going to cast a ballot for Jones, most appear to have switched from Moore to undecided or write-in. Read More »

Dow Breaks Above 24000 Mark as Tax Bill Wins Crucial Support

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Just after midday Eastern time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 350 points, or 1.5 percent, at 24,293 and the S&P 500 was up 28 points, or 1 percent, at 2,654. The Russell 2000 gained 24.98 points, or 1.6 percent. The Dow is up 4,509.75 points, or 22.8 percent. A clutch of data also helped sentiment. The S&P and the Dow were set to post eight straight months of gains, while the Nasdaq was on track to record five months of rises. Read More »

Pope heads to Bangladesh with Rohingya crisis looming large

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Asked about the accusations of ethnic cleansing, Bishop John Hsane Hgyi said "I did not see it with my own eyes". GREENE: The pope's speaking Italian there, and he mentioned Rakhine state. In Dhaka he will meet some of the Rohingya refugees, whom he has described as his "brothers and sisters", and lead a mass for Bangladesh's tiny Catholic minority. Read More »

USGS: Magnitude 4.4 Earthquake Reported Near Dover

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It was not immediately clear if it caused any damage or if anyone is hurt. An natural disaster centered 11 kilometers northeast of Dover, Delaware, hit the region late Thursday afternoon, according to the U.S. It was first recorded with a magnitude of 5.1, but was revised to 4.1 around 5:10 p.m. According to visitors to the USGS website, the quake was felt as far north as New Milford, Connecticut and as far south as Chesapeake, Virginia. Read More »

Sanders says she is baking pies for WH press corps

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Yesterday's news cycle may have been the craziest in a while, and part of the reason was due to the fact that President Donald Trump began the day by retweeting out three anti-Muslim videos from notorious hate group Britain First. Leaders in the United Kingdom, including Prime Minister Theresa May , swiftly condemned the tweets. A spokesperson for the British prime minister on Wednesday blasted the posts by Trump, criticizing him for amplifying the voice of a group that spreads ... Read More »

Led coalition acknowledges killing 800+ civilians in airstrikes

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In June, Amnesty International released a report, criticizing the action of the United States coalition in Mosul, Iraq. In the five cases it confirmed, the coalition says its investigations found that "although all feasible precautions were taken and the decision to strike complied with the law of armed conflict, unintended civilian casualties unfortunately occurred". Read More »

Pakistan PM departs for SCO summit in Russian Federation

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A number of bilateral meetings will be held on the sidelines of the event, the Government's press service reported. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today left for the Russian city of Sochi to attend the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a China-dominated security grouping which is increasingly seen as a counterweight to NATO. Read More »

Kirron Kher stirs controversy with advice to gang rape victim

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BJP MP Kiron Kher on Wednesday while speaking at a press conference expressed the recent Chandigarh gang rape could have been avoided if the girl had used her common sense and not boarded an auto with three men on board. She took an auto-rickshaw as there is no bus service between the two places. She was later left alone in sector 53 after the auto driver and his two accomplices had committed the heinous act. Read More »

Drone strike near Pak-Afghan border kills 4

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Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has rejected USA accusations of Pakistan providing sanctuary to militant groups, stressing that attacks in the region were originating from Afghanistan. "Taliban leaders are living in comfort outside of the country with plenty of drug money while the rank and file fighters were dying in Afghanistan", CNN had quoted General Nicholson as saying. Read More »

Geraldo Rivera sorry for calling news business 'flirty'

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Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera backed recently fired NBC News host Matt Lauer in a series of tweets Wednesday, saying that "news is a flirty business". Earlier this year, Rivera also defended Bill O'Reilly against sexual harassment claims, using the same "news is a flirty business" defense . "And he and his producer left the crew in the other room, they pushed me into my bathroom, they broke two poppers and pushed them under my nose and proceeded to grope me". Read More »