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Theresa May reshuffles the deck, appoints new Tory chairman

British Prime Minister Theresa May named a new head of the ruling Conservatives on Monday in a reshuffle aimed at handing her government a new start after months of divisions over Brexit, scandals and an ill-judged election. "I have had a very good run and I enjoyed it immensely". McLoughlin has been an MP since the 1980s and was first appointed as a minister by Margaret Thatcher. Read More »

Trump presses border wall ahead of shutdown deadline

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Trump spent much of Friday and Saturday morning hashing out his 2018 agenda with GOP House and Senate leaders, top White House aides and select Cabinet members at the presidential retreat at Camp David. Senator Dick Durbin of IL called the demand "outrageous" and threatened a government shutdown. As you know, we're negotiating NAFTA. Republicans are pressing for a funding boost mainly for the military and other security-related work, while Democrats say any increase needs to offer parity ... Read More »

Privilege motion on Rahul Gandhi with Speaker

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In the tweet, Gandhi had questioned Jaitley's claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi "did not question" his predecessor Dr Manmohan Singh's commitment to the nation when he accused him of conspiring with Pakistan to affect the outcome of the Gujarat elections. Read More »

Affordable new all-electric SUV from Byton boasts a 323-mile range

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A flat floor and absence of a center console convey openness to all cabin occupants. Their electric SUV reflects that idea: it's equipped with multiple screens allowing a driver to interact with the auto. BYTON Life is the core of that experience. Promising internet connectivity and digital services in its Smart Intuitive Vehicles, or SIVs, Byton is among a crop of companies aiming to upend traditional carmakers as power trains move away from polluting fuels. Read More »

Donald Trump says he is 'stable genius' after book questions mental fitness

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Wolff said he spoke with Trump for several hours while working on the book, and that he spoke to people who met with Trump on a "daily and sometimes minute-by-minute basis". "Where do I send the box of chocolates?" he said. When Guthrie asked what else people around Trump said about him, Wolff said it was that he is "like a child". Read More »

US Treasury Department sanctions 5 Iranian entities

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Some Iranians blame reformist President Hassan Rouhani for Iran's woes, saying he's failed to deliver the jobs and foreign investment promised by the 2015 nuclear deal, which relaxed worldwide sanctions. Trump has declined to certify Iran is complying, and suggested he may not waive suspended sanctions later this month, in effect walking away from it. Read More »

Caller reports himself driving drunk

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Drunk driving isn't a laughing matter, but there was a case recently in Polk County that amused deputies. An emergency call made by a drunk driver who wanted police to pull him over has been released by a Florida sheriff's office. In one part of the video, Lester can be heard saying that he's going to get some food and told the 911 operator to "have a nice night". Dispatcher: okay, can you pull over somewhere? He also reportedly admitted to swallowing methamphetamine earlier, instead of ... Read More »

Republicans' Top Ohio Senate Candidate Drops Out Of Race

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Gibbons has received some endorsements, but Mandel was leading him in both money and polls. "In other words, I need to be there", Mandel said in a statement to supporters. Newsmax learned Friday night that term-limited Gov. John Kasich was telling friends in no uncertain terms he was not running for the Senate and hinting at another run for president in 2020. Read More »

Craig McLachlan Dumped From 'Rocky Horror' After Sexual Assault Allegations

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It would be distressing to us if anyone within our company was dismissive of sexual [harassment] allegations, and this will form a part of our internal investigation". Another actress, who had also reportedly worked with McLachlan, said her "biggest pet peeve is that people think he is this ukulele-playing larrikin that they see on the Today show every couple of months when he comes on to spruik something he's doing". Read More »

Fire reported on top floor of Trump Tower in NY

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Add New York as an interest to stay up to date on the latest New York news, video, and analysis from ABC News. According to TODAY, dozens of fire fighters were called to the one alarm blaze shortly before 7am local time. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The fire is reportedly under control and no injuries or loss of life have been reported. Pictures shared on social media showed a stream of smoke trailing into the sky from the roof of the Midtown high-rise. Read More »

Making gay sex legal again? Supreme Court to review Section 377

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The Supreme Court on Monday said it would revisit the constitutional validity of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and comprising of Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud chose to re-examine the top court's earlier order upholding section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Read More »

$570M Powerball jackpot up for grabs in Saturday night drawing

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The odds of winning the Powerball are one in 292.2 million. With no jackpot winning tickets sold in either game since October, combined the two lottery grand prizes topped $1 billion, the third-largest total in the history of the games. "I'd still stay in Wisconsin", said Jeffrey Weiland, bought lottery ticket. Owner Sam Safa said he felt like he had won the windfall himself after finding out the store had sold the winning ticket. Read More »

Four cricketers arrested for 'respecting' Pakistan national anthem

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The other team was in whites. The trend of Pakistan's national anthem being played at major sports gatherings emerged across Kashmir following the 2016 political protests. Senior Superintendent of Police of Bandipora Sheikh Zulfikar Azad told Greater Kashmir that the police had held a "counseling session" in the village. Read More »

Rahul embarks on visit to Bahrain

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This will be his first foreign trip after becoming the Congress chief, where he will address a convention of NRIs and meet the Gulf country's Prime Minister Prince Salman bin Hamas Al-Khalifa. His party, meanwhile, said in a statement that demonetisation and a flawed Goods and Services Tax were "squarely responsible" for the economic slowdown. Read More »

Family and friends searching for missing journalist last seen in Houston

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Sunday. The post states that she left in an Uber and arrived home. Her friend told KAGS Courtney texted her that the truck followed her to her apartment, drove around the block, and then came back, parking directly behind her. Anyone with information is asked to call the Houston Police Department. She has reportedly been on high alert since the incident. Courtney's friend told KAGS a missing person's report was filed with Houston Police at roughly 4pm on Sunday. Read More »

Radiohead Suing Lana Del Rey For Allegedly Ripping Off 'Creep'

Both songs feature the same distinctive chord progression (albeit transposed in a different key). It's the final song on the number-one record, which also includes the single "Love". But some users stuck up for the beleaguered singer. It certainly sounds that way to Radiohead's legal representation. Her major label debut album Born to Die received widespread acclaim, particularly the track Summertime Sadness , which was a worldwide hit. Read More »

Jealous husband killed 20 chickens in Christmas rage

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Ulrich specifically made Budnovitch drive to the homes of people that angered him. Then, police said they went to two different locations where they stole 20 chickens. He also was charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree criminal mischief and six counts of conspiracy to commit second-degree criminal mischief, they said. Read More »

Ridley Scott In Talks to Direct 'The Merlin Saga' by Disney

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Tendo Nagenda and Foster Driver are heading up the project on Disney's end; Philippa Boyen is writing the screenplay, and Scott's company Scott Free is in talks to produce the film. Oddly enough, this isn't the only Merlin film the people at Disney are working on. Scott is also being eyed to direct this one. The story of King Arthur's wizened, wizardly advisor Merlin has previously been adapted as a 1998 two-part NBC mini-series starring Sam Neill, Helena Bonham Carter, James Earl Jones, ... Read More »

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa rules out forming coalition government

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Mnangagwa assured the nation of Tsvangirai's recovery from colon cancer and disclosed the latter would soon return to neighbouring South Africa for assessment. Irregardless, the Head of State later assured the media that Tsvangirai is "fine and recovering very well" in a statement that has been hailed by the opposition as one that could unite the polarized country. Read More »

New deep freeze warning issued for region by Environment Canada

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An extreme cold warning issued by Environment Canada on Thursday remains in effect, as does an extreme cold weather alert issued by Toronto's medical officer of health on December 25. Extremely cold temperatures are gripping Ottawa for the final weekend of the holiday season. The National Weather Service is predicting a return to single digit negative temperatures by Sunday (Jan 7) with a high and low of -8 degrees Celsius. Read More »

New York's JFK Airport experiences meltdown amid cold weather

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Port Authority police and the Fire Department of NY were on the scene and assisting Port Authority operations managers and maintenance personnel, and the cause of the rupture was still being investigated, Ladd said. Kennedy International Airport in NY, on Jan 7, 2018. Departures were not impacted. The extreme cold and recovery from Thursday's snow storm created a "cascading series of issues for the airlines and terminal operators", the Port Authority said. Read More »

Search for missing fisherman called off for the day

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Clewiston Police said Kidiah was found safe and being treated at approximately 11:30 p.m., but his co-angler was still missing. Air temperatures dipped to 35 degrees Thursday and winds measured 15 to 20 miles per hour near Clewiston, according to the National Weather Service. Read More »

Texas Game Wardens Release Sea Turtles Back Into The Gulf Of Mexico

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While they anticipate to treat more than 300 turtles by the end of the week, Cavin said they are hoping the turtles will be well enough to release back into warmer areas of the gulf next week. "When the water temperatures drop too much, our resident population of juvenile turtles, some adults even, are stunned", Jessica Swindall, volunteer coordinator for Florida Coastal Conservancy, said. Read More »

Meryl Streep Brings Activist Ai-jen Poo to Golden Globes 2018!

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Meryl Streep , Debra Messing , Michelle Williams and other actresses arriving on the red carpet explained that the awards-show "blackout" is created to show solidarity around the new Time's Up initiative, which in turn aims to call for legislative and other solutions to end widespread sexual misconduct and inequality in Hollywood and in other American workplaces. Read More »

Trump kills Obama-era protections for state recreational weed sales

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Since 2014, Congress has attached amendments to the Justice Department budget forbidding interference with laws in states that allow medical marijuana, a list that began with California in 1996 and has grown to 29 states and the District of Columbia, with a combined 60 percent of the US population. Read More »

Windsor councillor calls for removal of beggars ahead of royal wedding

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With the news emerging that the wedding is set to be held at Windsor Castle, the town's residents are said to be very excited by the news, but a recent announcement from its council leader Simon Dudley has sparked national outrage, after he urged police to tackle the town's "homelessness issue" before the royal wedding. Read More »

Development in BJP-governed states is evident: Amit Shah in Agartala

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Speaking at another rally in Udaipur, Shah issued a warning to the scam-accused. The state is going to polls early this year. Assuring the people that the trend will change, Shah said, "Modi has a vision for Northeast and Meghalaya and the dream will come to reality if people of the state come together to strengthen the BJP in the upcoming election". Read More »

Trump's corrupt media awards: Why some pundits are angling to win

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It all began when President Trump tweeted Tuesday: "I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o'clock". "Sunday is the Golden Globes - I'm not nominated, don't watch - but on Monday there's an awards show everyone's going to be glued to". But will he be physically able to give a trophy to someone other than himself? Trump has been quite open and offensive about leading American media outlets including names like CNN, ABC News, The New ... Read More »

Trump says he's 'like, really smart,' 'a very stable genius'

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He pressed the case again on Sunday as he prepared to depart Camp David for the White House. The tweet continued Trump's attacks on Michael Wolff, who in his explosive new book , " Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House ", questioned the president's fitness for office. Read More »

Editors Guild, Cong condemn FIR against journalist

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The authority said its police complaint was not targeted at the journalist but it had to name the reporter, Rachna Khaira , because she was part of the chain of events that led to the misuse of its grievance redress facility. The act of the aforesaid involved persons is in violation of (the various sections mentioned in the FIR)... They asked the Modi government to intervene and "have the cases against the reporter withdrawn apart from conducting an impartial investigation into the matter". Read More »

China Says 32 People, Mostly Iranians, Missing After Oil Tanker Collision

The 21 crew members of the freighter were rescued, however there was no contact to the crew members of the oil tanker, which was transporting oil from Iran to South Korea, Xinhua reported. The Chinese vessel, carrying grain from the U.S., suffered minor damage "without jeopardising the safety of the ship". Chinese maritime authorities have dispatched eight vessels, including three specialised cleansing vessels, for search and rescue. Read More »

Sydney swelters in second hottest day ever recorded

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Temperatures didn't drop below 22 degrees overnight and quickly increased to more than 30 degrees this morning. "One of the common things we see people do is throw cigarette butts down", he said. Thankfully, temperatures are expected to be marginally cooler for the rest of the week with BOM predicting the mercury to hit the low 30s most days. Read More »

I'm not under investigation, but 'maybe Hillary is'

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And in theory, everybody tells me I am not under investigation. "Some defense lawyers involved in the case view Mueller's latest push as a sign that investigators are focusing on possible obstruction of justice by Trump and several of his closest advisors for their statements about the politically sensitive meeting, rather than for collusion with the Russians", the LA Times explained. Read More »

Jake Tapper Cuts off Stephen Miller on CNN

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When protests across the nation erupted in response to Trump's immigration executive order, Miller was one of the Trump advisers dispatched to defend the policy. Miller refused to answer serious questions about the New York Times report that special counsel Robert Mueller, who is heading the Russian Federation investigation, has in his possession a letter outlining the president's reasoning for firing former FBI Director James Comey - which Miller reportedly had a hand in drafting. Read More »

Man arrested for stalking Sachin Tendulkar's daughter Sara

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Subsequently, Mumbai police took help of Kolkata police in tracing the accused. The Bandra police swung into action after Sara lodged a complaint against the stalker a while ago. Police has also recovered a diary from Debkumar's house where he scribbled Sachin Tendulkar's daughter's name proclaiming her as his wife. He has been undergoing medical treatment for his condition for last eight years. Read More »

FIR against Mamata for remark on citizenship verification process in Assam

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The party asked the NRC authorities to complete the remaining work and publish the final draft at the earliest. "Such statements only provoke people, but do not help anyone. The Congress MP said that only 10 per cent of the residents in 13 districts, which have more people of linguistic and religious minority, have found their names in the first draft of the NRC as against around 60-70 per cent in other districts. Read More »

JuD chief Hafiz Saeed intensifies action post release from house arrest

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Following the ban on JuD charity activities, Dastgir had said: "The actions against JuD were linked to ongoing Operation Raddul Fasaad and not taken due to mounting pressure from the U.S. The lawyer further stated that the comments by Pakistan's defence minister caused 'damaged to the reputation of Hafiz Saeed along with JuD by issuing an irresponsible statement'. Read More »

Donald Trump: China 'Caught Red Handed' Selling Oil to North Korea

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Beijing has tightened restrictions on exports to North Korea, in compliance with United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang, limiting further oil supplies and banning imports of its steel and of other goods. Geng expressed hope "all relevant parties" would take advantage of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, to "bring the issue back to the correct track of peaceful settlement through dialogue and consultation". Read More »

Serious mistake to cut U.S. aid to Palestinians

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Sunday's comments to the cabinet were Netanyahu's first public reference to the reports about the possible slashing of American funding to UNRWA, following Hebrew media reports that said he was privately urging the United States not to go through with the cuts. Read More »

Opposition attacks Yogi as potatoes pave roads

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They said that they are not satisfied with the low price of potatoes given to them. With the price crashing to Rs 4 per kg, the farmers are demanding a minimum of Rs 10 per kg. Farmers, however said that they had not done anything wrong as this was a symbolic protest against the government and its policies. "What else do we do when our pleas are falling on deaf ears", a farmer told IANS. Read More »

Fire and Fury book an act of fiction; author a fraud

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The book also claims that Mr Trump only entered the presidential race to boost his brand and deliver "untold opportunities". "If they were strong, it would be very helpful". Publishers brought forward the release date of Wolff's book by five days despite receiving a cease and desist letter from Trump's private lawyer. Read More »

Saudi princes held for protest

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Eleven Saudi princes were reportedly arrested for protesting at a royal palace in the capital Riyadh, according to local media on Saturday. The princes were also seeking compensation for their cousin's death, who was convicted and executed in 2016 for murdering a man. Read More »

Country star Mickey Gilley and son recovering after rollover accident

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We rolled a vehicle about three times over", Gilley explains to fans via Facebook, "I have a fractured left ankle and a fractured right shoulder. His son Mike only suffered a few bruises. "I walk like I'm 90", Gilley said. "I will be out there on the road and I'll see you real soon". He swerved to try to avoid the other vehicle but ended up clipping it, causing the SUV to roll over and land upside down in the median. Read More »

Ship collision near Shanghai leaves 32 missing

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He further said that the tanker was leased by a South Korean company. The Iranian tanker was carrying 136,000 tons of gas condensate, worth about $60 million based on current crude oil prices. The government gave no details of the size of the spill. Hanwha Total was not immediately available for comment. Thirty-two people have gone missing as two vessels collided off China's east coast Saturday evening, the Chinese ministry of transportation said. Read More »

Imran and party keep mum on third marriage reports

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It's pertinent to mention here that Saeed was also the nikkah khawan when Imran publicly entered into marriage with Reham Khan on January 8, 2015. The paper says that the man who presided over the marriage, Mufti Saeed, was "more hesitant to issue any denial". "Please accept my apology", he said, repeating the same line he did when approached after Imran's marriage with Reham. Read More »

Fire at Mumbai's Cinevista Studio doused; no injuries reported

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The fire is set to have started at a television set where a shoot for a serial called "Bepanah" was underway. On that fateful night a blaze at Kamala Mills in a Lower Parel restaurant caused by the charcoal of a hookah killed 14 people. "Electrical wiring inside the studio caught fire first". The Cinevista studio has over 30 shooting locations. In addition to these floors, it has three large empty shooting floors of dimensions 120X60 ft with height of 28ft, which can be used to meet any ... Read More »

Chiefs' Travis Kelce (concussion) will not return to Saturday's game

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The hit occurred after Kelce caught a 12-yard pass with less than two minuets left in the half. Prior to leaving the game, Kelce had reeled in four passes for 66 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown. Both give the Chiefs playmakers they have lacked recently. The 28-year-old enjoyed another strong regular season in 2017, racking up 83 receptions for 1,038 yards and a career-high eight touchdowns. Read More »