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Kaspersky Lab sues Trump administration over software ban

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In September , the US Department of Homeland Security ordered state agencies and departments to stop using Kaspersky Lab products over their potential threat to the internal cybersecurity. Kaspersky said the company filed its appeal under the Administrative Procedure Act to challenge the decision of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Read More »

Gunmen attack military training center in Kabul

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The terror group claimed that two of its fighters carried out the attack. "Around 10:10 am, a group of armed attackers entered an under-construction building in (the) NDS training center in (the) Afshar area of Kabul ", interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish told AFP, referring to the National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan's spy agency. Read More »

Austria forms government coalition with far-right party

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It also wants to contribute to an improvement of relations between the West and Russian Federation and says Vienna will not agree to Turkey joining the EU. "We want to reduce the burden on taxpayers. and above all we want to ensure greater security in our country, including through the fight against illegal immigration", Kurz said, touching on core issues for both parties. Read More »

SNL's Trump Celebrates Christmas With ScarJo's Ivanka and... Omarosa?

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Kevin Hart was the guest host for last night's edition of Saturday Night Live , which was the show's last broadcast of the year. After several ornaments were placed, Baldwin's Trump asked "Where's my next ornament?" The festivities were twice interrupted by the recently ousted Omarosa Manigault Newman ( Leslie Jones ), who attempted to serenade Trump from outside his window by holding up a boombox and playing the theme song to The Apprentice . Read More »

President Donald Trump Loses Third Judge Nominee

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Democratic senators had also questioned the qualifications of Talley, Trump's nominee for a US district court seat in Alabama, and Mateer, who was nominated to serve on the bench in the Eastern District of Texas. In a viral video viewed more than 8 million times , Kennedy put the screws to Matthew Petersen , a Federal Election Commission lawyer and nominee for a federal judgeship in the nation's capital. Read More »

The Official Christmas Day Weather Forecast For Melbourne Is Here!

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Though looking at green grass in temperatures in the 50s last weekend might make some doubt the winter holiday is near. In the wake of the storm, arctic air will blast into the region for Christmas and persist for the following week. Driving will still be slow and slick as road temperatures will for sure be cold enough to keep snow on the roads without melting. The changeable conditions are set to welcome the new year and there is the risk of another cold spell bringing snow to the north. Read More »

Nicki Minaj Addresses 'White Rappers' Instagram Post

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Two of my faves. In related Post Malone news, according to the rapper, his upcoming album, Beerbongs & Bentleys, was supposed to release on December 1, but his record label had different plans. I love being a smart, successful woman. Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABCFans reportedly jumped all over Nicki Minaj on social media this weekend after the rapper posted a now-deleted message about white rappers dominating the iTunes chart. Read More »

N.Korean 'Black Market Agent' Arrested in Australia

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This is the first time charges have been laid for breaches under Canberra's Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Act and for violating United Nations sanctions against North Korea in Australia . Tensions have risen dramatically on the Korean peninsula because of the North's ballistic missile launches and its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, as well as joint military drills between South Korea and the United States that the North describes as preparation for war. Read More »

Joe Manchin Says It Was Premature For Franken To Announce Resignation

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And sources told Politico that Sen. Manchin said . "That's hypocrisy at the highest level I've ever seen in my life. But you find out if I'm a predator'". For what it's worth, Franken still says he plans on exiting Congress some time in January. The conservative Democratic lawmaker argued that the avalanche of calls by Democrats for Franken to step aside after his seventh female accuser came forward was a political stunt. Read More »

Princess Charlotte is off to nursery in London

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The formal portrait, taken earlier this year by royal photographer Chris Jackson, shows William and Kate and their children in coordinated outfits, standing against a blank background. The news was accompanied by the release of a new family photograph, which will feature on the Christmas card to be sent out by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, taken by Getty Images' royal photographer Chris Jackson. Read More »

Trump's Transition Lawyer Says Mueller Improperly Obtained Files in Russia Probe

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Langhofer claims former GSA counsel Richard Beckler assured the transition team in June that the emails were not owned or controlled by the GSA. Career staff members at the agency "unlawfully produced TFA's private materials, including privileged communications, to the Special Counsel's Office", according to the letter , a copy of which has been seen by Reuters . Read More »

South Africa's Dlamini-Zuma demands recount of ANC vote after losing: News24

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The market is closely watching to see whether Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma or Cyril Ramaphosa becomes the party president. Despite being part of Zuma's administration, the 65-year-old Ramaphosa has styled himself in recent months as a reformer who will steer South Africa away from the corruption scandals that have hurt the economy and briefly sent it into recession this year. Read More »

Amtrak train derails in Washington state

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State transportation officials say the train derailed near Mounts Road. The derailment happened about 7:30 a.m. A train has derailed and fallen onto a highway below around 40 miles south of Seattle . There were around 250 people on board. Train cars toppled off of a bridge onto the interstate below. The train had just begun using a new high-speed route Monday morning. Read More »

China's warplanes hold drill near Japan, South Korea, Taiwan

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A Chinese air force spokesman, in his turn, said that despite South Korea's move, the drills achieved the aims. Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said five Chinese warplanes - two bombers, two fighter jets and one reconnaissance plane - entered South Korea's air defense identification zone off a southern South Korean island nearly at the same time on Monday. Read More »

RAF Mildenhall in lockdown after security 'incident'

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The UK Ministry of Defence told CNN that the incident took place at the entrance of the base after the driver tried to force the vehicle past the gates. Past year a British-born "committed supporter" of Islamic State (IS) was jailed for life for planning a terrorist attack on five US Air Force bases in the United Kingdom, including RAF Mildenhall. Read More »

Saudi Arabia releases Sabih al-Masri

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Saudi forces also grounded private jets at airports, possibly to prevent high-profile figures from leaving the country, an aviation source told AFP. There was no immediate Saudi comment. President Donald Trump on December 6 recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, drawing angry reactions from across the Arab and Muslim world. On Wednesday, the OIC recognised East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine. Read More »

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wedding date set for May 19

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However, it does pose a bit of a problem for Harry's brother and best man (officially known as a "Supporter" under royal custom), Prince William , who is president of the FA Cup and traditionally presents the trophy to the victor. The couple have chosen to marry in Windsor, west of London, because it is "a special place for them". Meghan, 36, who attended a Catholic school as a child but identifies as a Protestant, will be baptized and confirmed into the Church of England before the ... Read More »

U.S. speaking India's language, says Pakistan

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Janjua said that Pakistan paid a heavy price in the war against terrorism. The security adviser stated that Pakistan has to first deal with the challenges it is facing at the moment. Janjua said Trump's new policy for Afghanistan and it allegations on Pakistan were an attempt to find a scapegoat for Washington's failure in fighting the Taliban. Read More »

Patchy fog expected through Monday morning, showers forecast for Tuesday

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Highs should be mainly in the 60s. Along it, look for showers and perhaps a few thunderstorms. The heavy rainfall could lead to localized flooding. Spotty showers are expected tomorrow and more widespread coverage of rain by Wednesday. The rain is expected to pick up again Friday through the weekend, with highs remaining in the 60s.and lows in the 40s to 50s. Overnight lows will be in the 30s. Read More »

UN Security Council to Reexamine Legality of US Recognition of Jerusalem

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Erdogan has sought to lead the Islamic condemnation of his U.S. counterpart's move, calling a summit of the leaders of Muslim nations last week in Istanbul who urged the world to recognise East Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital. Tens of thousands of Muslims marched from the main mosque in Indonesia's capital to a square in Jakarta on Sunday to protest against Trump's decision. Read More »

4 people, including 3 kids, die in NYC fire

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Five other people who were inside of the home also suffered injuries. New York Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro (NY'-groh) says the woman and children were killed around 2:30 a.m. Firefighters arrived in less than three minutes and even by then, flames met them at the front door. The fire swept through the building, causing much damage. Read More »

Biomed Realty Trust (BMR) Given Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.24

It has outperformed by 0.35% the S&P500. Quantbot Technologies LP purchased a new stake in shares of Healthcare Realty Trust during the 3rd quarter valued at about $130,000. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Wednesday, July 5 report. Therefore 0 are positive. Apple Inc. had 339 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Read More »

Former Brazil Midfielder Kaka Retires from Football

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Former AC Milan and Brazil star Kaka has announced his retirement from professional football. "I will like to participate in the club in another way, as a manager, a sporting director, as someone who is between the pitch and the club", he said in a farewell interview with Globo TV in Brazil. Read More »

Trump Set to Unveil First National Security Strategy

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One emphasis in the document is on China, a country in which the United States is juggling various interests. The president is also set to make the case that USA economic security is national security and that economic security must be ensured with military might. Read More »

12 killed as fire engulfs snack shop in Saki Naka

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Three fire engines and four jumbo tankers and ambulances were rushed to the spot. Although the fire was extinguished within ten minutes, several workers who were fast asleep at the shop when the fire broke out died. Those sleeping outside escaped unhurt. The fire spread to huge stock of eatables, cloth sheets and furniture, trapping numerous workers employed in the shop, according to the shop proprietor. Read More »

Police release cause of death of Barry and Honey Sherman

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Const. David Hopkinson would not identify the two bodies found at the home of Apotex founder Bernard "Barry" Sherman and his wife Honey. Brandon Price said that while the deaths were considered " suspicious " they were not yet being treated as homicide. Read More »

Sarah Palin's son Track arrested on burglary, assault charge in Alaska

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Court records show the son of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has been arraigned on three charges Sunday morning, all are domestic violence related. "They ask that the family's privacy is respected during this challenging situation just as others dealing with a struggling family member would also request". Read More »

Saturday Forecast: Warmer Temperatures On The Way

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Temperatures will drop into the lower 30s with some of the colder spots reaching the upper 20s. A cold front will pass through the region later Tuesday into Tuesday night but should not bring us more than a few clouds. Behind that system, it will be cooler on Thursday but dry. Showers and a gusty wind are likely on Saturday with highs in the 40s. Thursday looks to be the pick day of the week with a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the low to mid 70s. Read More »

Putin says Arctic exploration a priority for Russian Federation

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China is North Korea's top trading partner and most powerful ally, making the country a natural choice to urge Kim to stop long-range missile tests and discontinue the pursuit of a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the US mainland. He suggested Rodchenkov may have brought illegal drugs back to Russian Federation from Canada and the USA, according to CBC's Chris Brown, who was at the event. Read More »

Congress sweeps Punjab municipal polls; opposition cries foul

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Chief Minister Amarinder Singh hailed the results as a "clear vindication of the Congress policies and a resounding defeat of the opposition's deceitful propaganda". An SAD-BJP delegation submitted a memorandum to state election commissioner Jagpal Singh Sandhu here and also sat on a dharna outside his office. In Jalandhar, 305 candidates are contesting from 80 wards. Read More »

Congress giving tough fight to BJP in early trends

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It is a neck to neck competition between the two leading parties Congress and BJP in the Gujarat Elections. State BJP chief Satpal Singh Satti and BJP Chief Ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal trailed to the Congress from Una and Sujanpur seats. Read More »

Is China closely tracking Gujarat election results?

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People in the hill state have been alternating between the Congress and the BJP in Assembly elections every five years. The least impressive projection comes from the India Today-Axis My India poll, which says 99 is the lowest number of seats the saffron party will get. Read More »

Approval set for second section of Brexit talks as Could…

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But several hours later as leaders reconvened, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni warned that the hardest decisions were still to come as Britain tries to extricate itself from rules agreed over years in the bloc. Read More »

UN Votes On US' Recognition Of Jerusalem Status

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In the report of Reuters regarding the Egyptian-drafted text, the resolution does not mention either the US or US President Donald Trump. UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would insist any decisions on the status of Jerusalem have no legal effect and must be rescinded after US President Donald Trump recognised the city as Israel's capital. Read More »

McCain leaves DC before contentious vote on tax bill

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McCain, who left Washington Sunday, will spend the holidays with his family. Now in his sixth Senate term, McCain, 81, underwent surgery in mid-July to remove a 2-inch (51-millimeter) blood clot in his brain after being diagnosed with glioblastoma. Read More »

Eminem Launching a Pop-Up Called Mom's Spaghetti and It's Perfection

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Prepared underneath a pink neon sign, the treat is being served up in a cute branded box stamped with a heart and the words "Mom's Spaghetti, ' and comes with a side order of good ol" grilled cheese . The three-day pop up can be found at Detroit venue The Shelter (below Saint Andrews Hall). "Exclusive merch, spaghetti and more", he joked, referencing the viral line from the song's first verse. Read More »

Cal Fire family mourns San Diego firefighter killed in Thomas fire

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One focus of firefighting was on the eastern flank in canyons where a state firefighter was killed Thursday near the agricultural town of Fillmore. He is survived by a two-year-old daughter and his pregnant wife. He had been a firefighter with Cal Fire since 2009, and as an engineer was responsible for driving a fire truck. The National Weather Service predicted an overnight Sundowner, the local name for a northerly wind that sweeps down the face of the Santa Ynez Mountains toward Santa ... Read More »

SNL Throws a Very Trump-y Christmas Tree Trimming Party

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As the president notes earlier in the sketch, he's dubbed it the Tree of Shame, and each ornament features one of the "haters and losers" he believes he's "destroyed this year". "Hey!" she shouted. "Let me in!" It was later reported, however , that Maginault Newman had been fired - and responded with obscenities and an attempt to enter the White House residence to talk with Donald Trump when she learned of it. Read More »

Brexit won't be derailed, says May

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Former work and pensions minister Ian Duncan Smith criticised Hammond, as did other leading Brexit supporters, for making a statement which he said was "not government policy". Failure to ditch European Union law would make the United Kingdom a "vassal state", Johnson said in an interview to be published on Sunday. EU leaders agreed talks can move on to the next stage in the new year, just days after rebel Tory MPs helped to defeat the government on an EU Withdrawal Bill amendment to ... Read More »

Three dead in plane crash near Oldenburg

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He said it's not yet clear why the plane crashed. News Release will be sent out later today. ISP is working with the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board. The pilot of a small private plane is getting medical treatment after crashing in a North Carolina field. Officials with the FAA will be investigating. Read More »

Netflix May Be Developing Original Watergate Series With George Clooney

The series has reportedly gone to Netflix, though that may change as competition for it rises. Deadline reports that Clooney's publicist confirmed the series, which will have each episode focus on an individual surrounding the '70s scandal, stylized after the famous Japanese period drama Rashomon , which will outline the same event with contradictory interpretations by different individuals involved. Read More »

Arms supplied by US, Saudi ended up with Islamic State, researchers say

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While most weapons in Isis' arsenal were captured from the Syrian and Iraqi armies, Conflict Armament Research (CAR)'s report, published on Thursday, found that the number of USA and Saudi supplied weapons in Isis' arsenal goes "far beyond those that would have been available through battle capture alone". Read More »

Media Hates Omarosa Because She's a Minority Who Supports Trump

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Manigault-Newman has been on an interview tour since resigning from the White House on Wednesday under disputed circumstances. "Though I have a feeling any room Omarosa goes into becomes a Situation Room". Sources asked that the individuals not be named, as both are still working in the Trump administration . "I regret that we haven't reached the level of diversity in this administration that I strove to see", she said. Read More »

April Ryan: Omarosa fired by Kelly, escorted out of White House

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In November, it was revealed that Manigault attempted to take wedding photos at the White House, marching her 39-person bridal party through the famed residence without clearance. If you like or don't like Omarosa her exit further destabilizes the White House. "I'm a very proud Trumplican, and there is a whole army of Trumplicans ready to go to battle for now President-elect Trump", she said. Read More »