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World US Senate confirms William Barr as attorney general
Author: 0 US Senate confirms William Barr as attorney general

Barr was confirmed by a 54-45 vote with Democratic Senators Kysten Sinema, Doug Jones, and Joe Manchin backing Trump's nominee. Barr will face a new landscape of challenges in his second turn at Justice, including foreign threats and cyber crimes that were not on the department's radar, or even physical possibilities, in the early 1990s.

World Trump taunts Iran on 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution
Author: 0 Trump taunts Iran on 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution

Iran's is now just over half the size of its neighbor's while the countries have similar populations. The US sanctions have pushed Iran into recession, with Mr Trump hoping it will accept stricter limits on missiles and tougher measures to the 2015 deal.

World Snow falls in Maui, 191 miles per hour wind recorded in Hawaii
Author: 0 Snow falls in Maui, 191 miles per hour wind recorded in Hawaii

While snow is not unheard of in Hawaii , officials said the blanket at Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area on the island of Maui is likely the first for any state park. Dye said she couldn't confirm whether it was the first time snow had ever fallen at the state park, but she did note that it was uncommon. "This system was so cold and strong, those lower temperatures helped any precept falling to fall as snow ", Dye said, adding that such weather patterns are "typical for this time ...

World Who Wore It Best: Trump Vs. Ocasio-Cortez
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Ocasio-Cortez said during the interview . He noted that hedge funders and other wealthy people are able to structure their finances in such a way that ordinary income is only a part of the picture. Gates believes that Ocasio-Cortez's plan is too extreme and could influence the rich to put money in offshore accounts. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was left beyond "shock" when she learned that Washington lobbyists paid homeless people to hold their place in line outside of congressional ...

World Rapper Gunned Down By Police Who Found Him Napping In His Car
Author: 0 Rapper Gunned Down By Police Who Found Him Napping In His Car

The police were called by the Taco Bell employees, who saw an unidentified man "slumped over" in a silver vehicle in the drive-thru. Speaking with The Guardian on Wednesday, McCoy's accused police of racial profiling and acting as "judge, jury, and executioner" against a man who had been sleeping in his vehicle.

World Trump says Muslim congresswoman should resign for 'anti-Semitic' tweets
Author: 0 Trump says Muslim congresswoman should resign for 'anti-Semitic' tweets

He said "those who engage in anti-Semitic tropes should not just be denounced, they should face consequences for their words". After facing a firestorm of criticism on social media and a public rebuke by House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi , Ilhan continued to retweet Twitter posts asserting that Congress members were hesitant to be anti-Israel due to their desire to access donations from AIPAC supporters.

World United Kingdom teen runaway who joined IS 'wants to come home'
Author: 0 United Kingdom teen runaway who joined IS 'wants to come home'

She told the paper she took him to a hospital. "It gives us some kind of positive hope for the family", he said . So you can imagine, this has come as a shock to us all. Within 10 days, she was married to a 27-year-old from the Netherlands. It was like a normal life . "Every now and then there are bombs and stuff".

World Saudi Crown Prince Climbs Atop Mecca's 'House of Allah', Triggers Internet
Author: 0 Saudi Crown Prince Climbs Atop Mecca's 'House of Allah', Triggers Internet

A foreign news agency had reported that Mohammed, who is also the Saudi Arabia chairman of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs, is on a tour to several Asian countries, starting with Pakistan this week. Over the past year, Saudi Arabia hosted a series of concerts, including female-only and mixed gender, a pop culture festival Comic Con, lifted a ban on women driving cars, opened its first cinema, putting an end to a almost 40-year ban on movie theatres, etc.

World Indian soldiers killed in Occupied-Kashmir bomb attack
Author: 0 Indian soldiers killed in Occupied-Kashmir bomb attack

The injured have been sent to a hospital immediately after the incident, and traffic was suspended on the road, the local official said on Thursday. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the incident "despicable" and "dastardly" and said that the "sacrifices of our courageous security personnel shall not go in vain".

World Kamala Harris wants marijuana legalized, cites her Jamaican roots
Author: 0 Kamala Harris wants marijuana legalized, cites her Jamaican roots

And I inhaled", Harris responded . " Kamala Harris can laugh all she wants but she should should go to some of these funerals that are happening around the country", Christie said . Harris is a supporter of a bill - introduced by Sen. "Making marijuana legal at the federal level is the smart thing to do and it's the right thing to do", she tweeted.

World Australia to reopen detention camp after refugees allowed medical access
Author: 0 Australia to reopen detention camp after refugees allowed medical access

Despite a bruising and highly personal lobbying effort, Prime Minister Scott Morrison was defeated by MPs who insisted refugees held in offshore facilities have the right to be transferred to Australia for medical treatment. After he left office, the centre-left Labor government began holding refugees on Christmas Island . Section 53 is "non-justiciable" and therefore a court will not decide if a law is valid, meaning the government can not challenge the medical transfer bill in the High ...

World Ex-White House aide sues Trump over non-disclosure agreements
Author: 0 Ex-White House aide sues Trump over non-disclosure agreements

At issue is whether using Trump's campaign organization (a nongovernment organization) in place of Trump (a government official) to punish Sims is a tactical ploy created to skirt Sims' First Amendment rights. Sims in a manner that would otherwise be unavailable under existing First Amendment case law". Cliff Sims , the author of " Team of Vipers ", sued the president after the campaign filed an arbitration complaint against him over the publication of his book, according to The New York ...

World Woman who threw chair from high-rise balcony surrenders to police
Author: 0 Woman who threw chair from high-rise balcony surrenders to police

She was by herself when she walked into a Toronto Police Department just after 7 a.m. Wednesday. Even if it was a random act, the woman could still be charged with mischief endangering life, Hopkinson said. Toronto Mayor John Tory condemned the alleged actions, saying they can't be tolerated. Police said the apartment the furniture was allegedly tossed from was being used as a "short-term rental property" but could not say which company it was rented through.

World Several dead in Buhari rally stampede in Nigeria
Author: 0 Several dead in Buhari rally stampede in Nigeria

The president "has just been informed of the tragic deaths of several members of his All Progressives Congress (APC ) party in a stampede during a presidential rally held in Port Harcourt in Rivers State", it said in a statement released late Tuesday.

World At least 20 Guard personnel killed in Iran bombing
Author: 0 At least 20 Guard personnel killed in Iran bombing

The attack happened in Iran's port city of Chabahar which has been emerging as economic hub between the regional countries. Jundallah, a Sunni extremist group whose members have joined Jaish al-Adl, claimed responsibility for that attack.

World Gavin Newsom To Scale Back, Not Abandon, California's High-Speed Rail
Author: 0 Gavin Newsom To Scale Back, Not Abandon, California's High-Speed Rail

Despite receiving $3.5 billion in federal funding, the $77 billion initiative "cost [s] too much and, respectfully, [was taking] too long", said Newsom during his State of the State address . "We have to be realistic about the project - that means refocus and reprioritize to get a finished section from Bakersfield to Merced", Melgar said, adding that the governor intends on "completing the bookend projects and finishing the environmental review for the San Francisco to Los Angeles leg".

World USA meeting on Middle East brings together Israel, Gulf Arab states
Author: 0 USA meeting on Middle East brings together Israel, Gulf Arab states

Prior to leaving for a major meeting in Poland, Netanyahu commented on the Israeli strike on Monday and stressed that Iran is the focus of the Warsaw Mideast summit . The United States and Poland kicked off an global conference on the Middle East on Wednesday. "But Netanyahu and Gulf countries are eager to focus on Iran".

World Walter B. Jones, maverick GOP congressman, dead at 76
Author: 0 Walter B. Jones, maverick GOP congressman, dead at 76

This story is breaking and will be updated . At the time of his support of the Iraq War, Jones led the campaign to change the name of "french fries" and "french toast" on the menus in the three House cafeterias to " freedom fries " and "freedom toast", as a symbolic measure to hit back at France's position on the war.

World Russian islands declare emergency after mass invasion of polar bears
Author: 0 Russian islands declare emergency after mass invasion of polar bears

Novaya Zemlya , a Soviet nuclear test base with a population of about 3,000, declared an emergency situation following a weeks-long "invasion" of the aggressive animals. Kochnev says that getting rids of trash in the settlements on Novaya Zemlya will be key. Instead, a task force will be sent to the archipelago to "assess the situation and take measures to prevent the polar bears from attacking people", the press release said.

World NYPD Detective Shot, Killed During Robbery Call
Author: 0 NYPD Detective Shot, Killed During Robbery Call

Sources said the detective confronted the perpetrator and was shot in the chest and the sergeant was shot in the hip. It was unclear how either officer was injured, or what happened to the suspect. The two were on duty and happened to be nearest to the scene when the call came in. Simonsen, whose 19th anniversary with the department was coming up in March, leaves behind a wife and two children.

World Five killed in shooting in eastern Texas
Author: 0 Five killed in shooting in eastern Texas

The victims have not been identified at this time as the investigation is ongoing. "This is a frightful, horrific scene". The child's identity hasn't been released, but Lyons says a woman was found safe locked in a bedroom closet. Delaney's mother alleges that she woke up to loud noises outside her bedroom and called her son in angst. Lyons says a firearm was recovered from the house about 75 miles northeast of Houston and that no suspects are being sought.

World Pakistan, India hope to reap investment from Saudi prince's visit
Author: 0 Pakistan, India hope to reap investment from Saudi prince's visit

Sources further said $20 billion investment will come in Pakistan following the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman . Dawn reported that three major memorandum of understanding (MoUs) amounting to over United States dollars 10 billion will be inked during the Saudi Prince's visit.

World McConnell takes aim at Ocasio-Cortez with Green New Deal vote
Author: 0 McConnell takes aim at Ocasio-Cortez with Green New Deal vote

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.). McConnell announced during a news conference Tuesday that the vote would "give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal". House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had called the Green New Deal a "green dream" and some Democrats in fossil fuel-dependent or rural districts have stayed quiet on their position.

World Police Have Announced an Arrest in Suitcase Murder of Valerie Reyes
Author: 0 Police Have Announced an Arrest in Suitcase Murder of Valerie Reyes

It had been reported that Reyes broke up with her boyfriend on January 24, but Sanchez said she asked her daughter she was afraid of her ex that night and she said no. Attorney's office in Manhattan will reportedly handle the prosecution of the crime. "She was scared, very frightened", her mother Norma Sanchez told the Rockland/Westchester Journal News last week.

World Black panther: Rare animal caught on camera in Kenya
Author: 0 Black panther: Rare animal caught on camera in Kenya

Its wide eyes can be seen looking eagerly for prey, while leopard-like spots can vaguely be seen on its sooty coat, which is the result of melanism. After meeting with locals who had seen the animals, and following leopard tracks, Burrard-Lucas set up a Camtraptions camera trap that included wireless motion sensors, in the hope of photographing the animals at night.

World Senior US official on Afghan trip amid fresh peace push
Author: 0 Senior US official on Afghan trip amid fresh peace push

Pat Shanahan, the recently installed acting secretary of defense, said he has no orders to reduce the US troop presence in the country, although officials say that's at the top of the Taliban's list of demands in exploratory peace negotiations .

World Registration mistake turned back New Zealand flight to China
Author: 0 Registration mistake turned back New Zealand flight to China

Air New Zealand Flight 289 from Auckland to Shanghai was about four-and-a-half or five hours into its journey Sunday when a "technicality" was discovered that meant the plane was not registered in China, the airline said. "In the past New Zealand has enjoyed a consensus approach to foreign policy, a unified front, that's in New Zealand's best interests". "That was a outcome", she said.

World Newborn Found in Middle of Road
Author: 0 Newborn Found in Middle of Road

In the middle of the road sat a squirming bundle; the 21-year-old could hear the screams over his vehicle radio, turned low as he delivered newspapers in Madera Ranchos, Calif., early Monday, per the Fresno Bee . A suspect allegedly approached a man as he walked down the highway and asked him to take her child. Now authorities are on the hunt for the baby's mother.