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Sean Spicer And Fox News Blast Tom Hanks' Donald Trump "Snub"

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The White House often screens films in its private theater in the East Wing, although there are no indications Trump had asked that The Post be shown. The film also stars Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk , and Bradley Whitford , to name a few. The paper ultimately chose to publish the documents despite pressure from the Nixon administration. Read More »

Matt Damon's father Kent dies at 74 after long cancer battle

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His son indicated that the illness was incurable at a fundraiser previous year, telling fans his father was doing well and was prepared to "fight it to a standstill". The actor had given an update about his fathers health in an interview with Extra , saying, "Its been a slow unfolding; my dads sick, so thats been a process were going through". Read More »

37 people killed in Philippines' shopping mall fire

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Officials said numerous people trapped inside worked at a call center located in the mall. "When our firemen tried to enter they were pushed back by smoke and fire". Firefighters were already there at the spot and struggled to enter the building and rescue the trapped people inside. Hours after the blaze began, rescuers were able to get six people out, she said. Read More »

Jairam Thakur to be next Himachal Pradesh chief minister

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The legislators' decision came a day after Prem Kumar Dhumal - whom the BJP had named as its prospective Chief Minister 10 days before the elections - pulled out of the race. A senior party leader told IANS Thakur has "suitable credentials" for the post as he has been a member of ABVP, the student wing affiliated to BJP's ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Read More »

Aldi murder: Grandfather punched man suspected of killing worker Jodie Willsher

We are in shock about the sad events of yesterday where a store worker was murdered whilst going about her duties. "The whole town is in shock and grieving over the loss". "Sorry we never got our girls' night, here a glass to you". The police confirmed the suspect "was initially detained by courageous members of staff and public, before he was arrested by officers who were quickly on scene". Read More »

Jerusalem to remain capital of Palestine: Haniyeh

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Hanna warned that the USA decision was "dangerous" to the Palestinian cause. "This year we have exceeded all previous records regarding the arrival of tourists and we are ready to end 2017 with a record 3.5 million tourists, half a million more than the previous year", said Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Levin. Read More »

Narendra Modi to launch new Metro line, Arvind Kejriwal not invited

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The 12.64-km section of the Delhi metro connecting Botanical Garden in Noida with Kalkaji Mandir in south Delhi will significantly reduce travel time. The Metro is being called a Christmas gift for the public, and will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister tat 5 PM on 25 December. The new Magenta Line has many firsts to its credits. Read More »

TTV Dinakaran leads race, AIADMK's Madhusudhanan and DMK's Maruthu Ganesh trail

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The main contenders in the election are Madhusudhanan from the ruling AIADMK faction, Sasikala's nephew TTV Dhinakaran as an independent candidate, and Maruthu Ganesh from the main opposition, DMK . Each counting table shall have one micro-observer apart from counting staff. The final result is expected by evening today. The bypoll is primarily as a contest between Dinakaran and the merged faction of chief minister E Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam. Read More »

37 people feared dead in Philippine city mall fire

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The vice mayor of the southern city of Davao, Paolo Duterte, said the chance of survival for any of the 37 people missing at the NCC Mall was "zero". The blaze started at a furniture store on the third floor and quickly spread to the next level. Read More »

Davao City mall fire still rages after 12 hours

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The Davao City Police Office said the fire was first reported to have taken place at 9:35 am, just before the mall was to open to shoppers. They were inside a restaurant hundreds of meters away from NCCC Mall of Davao which at the time Duterte announced the news, was still under fire. Read More »

PM Najib to lead protest against U.S. recognition of Jerusalem

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One participant said the USA president's decision was wrong, and that Jerusalem belongs to Palestine. Another panellist, Islamiah Dakwah Foundation of Malaysia (Yadim) president Dr Yusri Mohamad, said the United States' action in supporting the cruel acts of Israel was proof of the arrogance of the major power. Read More »

US Congress Passes Trump's Landmark Tax Reform Bill

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In fact, the signing may be postponed until the start of the new calendar year in order to delay $120 billion in automatic cuts to popular programs such as Medicare and spare Republicans from having to explain them in an election year. The tax burden on each segment of the population would remain relatively stable, with households making between $100,000 to $200,000 a year accounting for 29% of the tax burden placed on individuals, the largest share of any income group. Read More »

What will the weather be like on Christmas Day?

During the day Friday until about midnight, expect winds from 10-14 miles per hour. A little leftover rain early in the evening, then becoming breezy with clouds breaking overnight. Highs top out in the low 30s before dropping into the low 20s under partly cloudy skies overnight. The Yellow warning for rain that was announced yesterday, disappointing those hoping for a White Christmas , will now kick in a day earlier on Sunday December 24. Read More »

Deadly typhoon kills over 130 in Philippines

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Although the Philippines is hit by some 20 typhoons or storms annually, typhoons rarely strike Mindanao , home to 20 million people. Edding blamed years of logging in the mountains near Anungan for the tragedy that unfolded Friday, adding that he and other officials would move to halt the logging operations. Read More »

NPA declares unilateral ceasefire, three days after Duterte's call for a truce

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The ceasefires will last from December 23 to December 26; and December 30 to January 2, 2018. "During this period, all NPA units and people's militias shall cease and desist from carrying out offensive military campaigns and operations against the uniformed armed personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and its paramilitaries, and the Philippine National Police (PNP) of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines", a statement posted on Philippine Revolution Web Central ... Read More »

Isolated US vetoes United Nations resolution on Trump's Jerusalem move

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A negative vote - or veto - from one of the Council's five permanent members - China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and the United States - blocks passage of a resolution. would still support potentially dividing Jerusalem between the Israelis and the Palestinians as part of future peace negotiations. British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said: "The status of Jerusalem should be determined through a negotiated settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and should ultimately be ... Read More »

Sam Smith and Brandon Flynn make their relationship Instagram official

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The singer and 13 Reasons Why actor were pictured kissing and holding hands in NY in October (17), but Sam avoided naming his new boyfriend in interviews and they have kept each other off their social media pages. "I'm not [single], which is insane", the singer said on " The Ellen DeGeneres Show ". Flynn, of 13 Reasons Why fame, captioned the adorable image, 'rare sighting in London'. Read More »

Winter weather advisory issued for Tulsa County until 6 am Saturday

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Snow will bring slick travel conditions to much of the area beginning Christmas Eve. It is in effect from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. "Most areas will receive only a dusting, but areas north of I-70 have a chance to see a White Christmas as snowfall totals could be up to 1" near Macon, Moberly, and Brunswick. Read More »

Birmingham Bowl 2017: Texas Tech vs

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The Red Raiders, meanwhile, are allowing 31.8 points per game, 434 yards per game, and rank 124th in the nation in passing yards allowed. Both teams continued to battle throughout the rest of the contest until Hill forced his second fumble and recovered it at the USF 40-yard line nearly a minute later in the third. Read More »

Deputy FBI Director Testifies

The Washington Post reported this week that Baker, who has served as the FBI's general counsel, was leaving his role and had being reassigned at the bureau. Baker has been at the center of several recent news stories. Though he was investigated regarding the leak, no charges were brought against Baker. Former FBI Director James Comey was axed by Trump in May. Read More »

Two Heterosexual Men Marry To Avoid Paying Taxes On Property

He said the pair were not sexual partners but that they are close friends. The two have both encountered a fair share of hardship in their lives. The pair say that as Mr O'Sullivan, a father-of-three, cares for Mr Murphy without taking a Carers Allowance, they are saving the state money. Read More »

Gunman killed in Harrisburg shootout with police

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Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty, 51, was killed in the area of 17th and Mulberry streets after police say he led them on a chase. "One shot was sacked at a Capitol Police officer, struck the Capitol Police vehicle", he said. The bomb squad found the device to be of no harm. "This could've been a really tragic incident", Marsico said. Police investigate the scene of a shooting near the capitol building in Harrisburg, Pa., on December 22, 2017. Read More »

Mark Ruffalo calls the late Cardinal Law 'a terrible human being'

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Law was seen by many as a symbol of the church sex-abuse scandals in the USA after an investigation revealed that he and other bishops mishandled instances of clerical sex abuse in the Boston archdiocese. "Good riddance to bad rubbish". "I raise prayers for the repose of his soul, that the Lord, God who is rich in mercy, may welcome him in His eternal peace, and I send my apostolic blessing to those who share in mourning the passing of the cardinal, whom I entrust to the maternal ... Read More »

Bonucci disappointed by Milan?

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Backed by huge financial power from Chinese investment, AC Milan went on a massive summer spree which included the £40 million signing of the Italian global. "Chelsea are the current frontrunners at 2/1 to clinch the defender's signature, while league leaders Manchester City follow closely behind at 3/1". Read More »

Kasich signs OH law banning abortions for Down syndrome

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Anti-abortion advocates supported the bill , saying it would end, quote, "discrimination" against unborn children who have the genetic condition. Under the law, doctors who know of a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis and perform an abortion could be charged with a fourth-degree felony, punishable by up to 18 months in prison. Read More »

UP CM corners Congress over Tipu Sultan

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Calling Karnataka "the land of Hanuman" and home of valour and courage which was ruled by the erstwhile Vijayanagara Empire, Adityanath had said it was unfortunate that the Congress "instead of worshipping Hanuman and Vijayanagar was worshiping Tipu Sultan ". Read More »

Philippines Tropical Storm Tembin kills dozens in Mindanao

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A search and rescue operation was underway for more than 30 people swept away by flash floods in the fishing village of Anungan, Mayor Bong Edding of Zamboanga del Norte province's Sibuco town said by phone. At least 48 people were killed in the hard-hit provinces of Lanao del Norte, where floodwaters from a mountain swept away several houses and villagers. Read More »

South Sudan warring sides sign cease-fire for Christmas…

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The clashes followed a decision by President Salva Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, to sack his deputy Riek Machar, an ethnic Nuer and the leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-In Opposition. A permanent ceasefire is the first step in negotiations to include a "revised and realistic" timeline to holding elections. Troika members further assured their full support to the continuation of efforts by IGAD to build peace through the High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) in South Sudan. Read More »

State jobless rate drops, local rates tick up

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Leisure and Hospitality employment continued to grow by adding 8,000 jobs in November. Download the KIII-TV 3News app now . In addition, oil companies in Texas, a major energy producer in the country, have hired some 32,800 new workers, according to the TWC data, exhibiting a remarkable improvement compared to previous year when one third of oil workers in the state was laid off. Read More »

Veteran Indian party leader convicted in old corruption case

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The CBI court found 15 people guilty in the case including Lalu Prasad Yadav while 7, including former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra, were found innocent. All properties acquired by Lalu Prasad Yadav since 1990 will also be attached in the second case of the fodder scam cases. In this case, Lalu Yadav faces accusations that as the Chief Minister and Finance Minister back in the nineties, he kept the file for an inquiry against the mastermind of the scam pending for 16 months and gave three ... Read More »

Bournemouth's Harry Arter a transfer target for West Ham

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Since then Newcastle's form has dipped and they have not won in their last nine Premier League outings. Moyes will go up against relegation rivals Newcastle at the London Stadium on Saturday. The Magpies could hand a first start since the opening day of the season to full-back Paul Dummett who has recovered from a hamstring injury, although Jesus Gamez and Aleksandar Mitrovic remain doubtful, while Jonjo Shelvey is suspended. Read More »

Cardinal Law, disgraced figure in church abuse scandal,…

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Law became a central figure in the clergy's sex scandal after it emerged he had failed to alert police over pedophile priests. Amid a groundswell against the cardinal, including rare public rebukes from some of his own priests, Law asked to resign and the pope said yes. Read More »

Rajoy snubs separatists after Catalans vote to divide Spain

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In a further obstacle for the separatist cause, the judiciary pressed charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of funds against the secessionist leaders. Secessionists say Catalonia pays an unfair share of taxes to Madrid, but investors fear independence would knock the indebted region out of the European Union and the euro zone by default. Read More »

Mike Pence pays surprise visit to USA troops in Afghanistan

Pence is visiting the war-torn nation to meet with its leaders and rally USA troops stationed there. At the invitation of Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani of Afghanistan and Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif of Pakistan will head delegations to attend the dialogue, Chinese Foreign Ministry announced here on Thursday. Read More »

Merry Christmas to you all

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Just 5 percent of Hillary Clinton voters are offended at Happy Holidays. The almost six in 10 who said they preferred "Merry Christmas" is slightly higher than last year's 57 percent. The notion that saying "Merry Christmas" was in some sense prohibited under President Obama is, of course, a myth, as this supercut of the Obamas wishing people a Merry Christmas reveals . Read More »

Early morning fire breaks out at London Zoo cafe

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A London Fire Brigade spokesman told Mirror Online that the fire had broken out in a single-storey building with a petting zoo nearby. The fire brigade had earlier said that about three-quarters of the Adventure Cafe and a gift shop were alight. Read More »

CONFIRMED: Donald Trump wall WILL be built… in IRELAND

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One wall will be 2,000 feet long and the other will be 840 feet long with a combined weight of 38,000 tons. They will be placed on the " landward side of a public beach " and would serve to protect holes one, nine and 18 on the course from erosion . Read More »

Boult powers NZ to ODI win over Windies

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Captain Williamson and seamer Southee will miss the match in Christchurch after being rested for the remainder of the series after New Zealand's five-wicket win in the first one-day global to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Ross Taylor brought up another half century but when he was dismissed for 57 in the 33rd over, the Black Caps needed to rebuild. Ashley Nurse (27) and Ronsford Beaton (12no) delayed the inevitable before Boult cleaned up the tail to complete his ... Read More »

Trump Expresses Solidarity With Saudis Following Iranian-backed Missile Attack

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Unveiling ordinance recovered from the crash site of the attack she said the USA had "undeniable" evidence the missile , which targeted the Saudi capital's domestic airport, was "made in Iran". Though there\s no sign the port is open in the first place, USA officials were quick to praise Saudi Arabia for a new statement promising to keep the Hodeidah Port in northern Yemen open to humanitarian aid for the next 30 days . Read More »

Sevilla sack Eduardo Berizzo a week after returning from cancer surgery

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Sevilla begin 2018 with a Copa del Rey last-16 trip to Cadiz on January 3 before they host Real Betis in the city derby in La Liga three days later. The Argentine coach, who took the reins in June on a two-year deal following the departure of his compatriot, Jorge Sampaoli, had only just returned to the team last week after recovering from surgery. Read More »

Donald Trump signs Tax Cuts Act into law

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That's because the president was not pleased with news coverage questioning whether he would get the bill signed before Christmas. Democrats had pushed for a measure forcing Trump to release his returns as part of the tax legislation, but House Republicans quickly shot it down. Read More »

30 killed in Rajasthan bus accident

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According to the police, the private bus lost control and fell into the river, breaking the railings of the bridge. "The driver was at the time trying to overtake another vehicle on the narrow bridge", a senior police official said. "My thoughts are with the families of the deceased. Rescue operation is underway to find any survivors", Circle Officer Subhash Mishra said. "State government is closely monitoring the situation, including rescue operations and providing all possible assistance ... Read More »

Deadly, Slow-Moving Storm Batters Southern Philippines

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Power cuts and the loss of communication lines have hampered rescue efforts. By Friday, the severe weather system was moving westward at a slow pace and was expected to pass out of the Philippines by Sunday. The Philippines is battered by about 20 typhoons every year, bringing death and destruction, usually to the poorest communities of the poor Southeast Asian country. Read More »

Fodder scam: CBI court to pronounce verdict today

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Along with Lalu, Jagannath Mishra and former top bureaucrat Sajal Chakraborty are accused in the case which pertains to their alleged withdrawal of Rs. Lalu was sentenced to five years in jail and fined Rs 25 lakh. In May this year, the Supreme Court had reinstated criminal conspiracy charges against him in another fodder scam case. Read More »