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World Pelosi announces deal to win votes of Democratic critics
Author: 0 Pelosi announces deal to win votes of Democratic critics

Ryan, who now considers Pelosi an "honest partner", commended the Democrat leader for "her commitment to creating a system that will ensure the speedy rise of new leadership reflecting the diversity and energy of our caucus". She'll need a majority of voting House members, probably 218 votes, with outnumbered Republicans likely to oppose her unanimously. It's unclear if the proposal will pass when the party lays out its rules next year, and some Democrats have already expressed their ...

World Bomb threat at Facebook's Menlo Park HQ, buildings evacuated
Author: 0 Bomb threat at Facebook's Menlo Park HQ, buildings evacuated

Menlo Park Police Department confirmed on Twitter that it's investigating a bomb threat at the venue. The threatened building, which is on the main Facebook campus, has been evacuated and a bomb squad is going through the building looking for evidence of a bomb.

World Federal prosecutors probing Trump inauguration spending
Author: 0 Federal prosecutors probing Trump inauguration spending

The Journal reported that prosecutors enlisted Rick Gates , Trump's onetime deputy campaign manager and deputy chairman of the inaugural committee, to provide information about the inaugural fund's spending and donors. Last month, Special Counsel Robert Mueller told a federal judge in a court filing that Gates was cooperating with "several ongoing investigations" and could not yet be sentenced .

World Brinks truck incident causes mad dash for cash on highway
Author: 0 Brinks truck incident causes mad dash for cash on highway

He went on to explain that the money legally belonged to Brinks, and that at the time of the incident, the truck was "parked on the shoulder and two armed guards, Brinks employees, were trying to gather the money". Police Capt. Phil Taormina says it looks as if the vehicle had an issue with the lock on one of its doors. Commuters on a New Jersey highway had their trip paid for if they were willing to hop out of their cars to collect it.

World Trump says he's in 'no rush' for new top White House aide
Author: 0 Trump says he's in 'no rush' for new top White House aide

Scratch Yankees president Randy Levine from the line-up of candidates for the job of President Trump's chief of staff. Politico noted Trump's tweet on the subject, which read: "Fake News has it purposely wrong". "I appreciate his service very much", Trump said Saturday. Some people who are cropping up in the free-for-all discussion of possible successors to outgoing chief of staff John Kelly appear to be pulling themselves out of consideration.

World Korean border troops verify removal of each other’s posts
Author: 0 Korean border troops verify removal of each other’s posts

Some observers of North Korea in the South say Pyongyang may have judged that Kim's trip to Seoul would yield little benefit, as denuclearization talks with the U.S. Despite its name, the area around the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) is one of the most fortified places on earth, replete with minefields and barbed-wire fences.

World Robot shown on Russian TV was man in suit
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On the opening day, robot Boris was shown. Later on the robot is shown being interviewed in the studio by a host of the show, again using astonishingly realistic movements. Even the really advanced ones. Russian website TJournal asked how such an advanced robot had been developed so quickly with no studies being published, why it appeared to have no external sensors, and why it was the flawless size for a human to fit inside.

World China Says Two Canadians Suspected Of Threatening National Security
Author: 0 China Says Two Canadians Suspected Of Threatening National Security

Canada has also been able to grab a bigger slice of China's wheat and soybean market as the Asian nation feuds with the U.S. Soybean shipments have almost doubled to 1 million tons between August and October while wheat exports rose 97 per cent to 397,200 tons, Canadian Grain Commission data show.

World A look at where the investigations related to President Trump now stand
Author: 0 A look at where the investigations related to President Trump now stand

Flynn pleaded guilty a year ago to lying to federal investigators about the contents of his conversations with Sergey Kislyak, then Russia's ambassador to the U.S. "For lying. For lying to the vice president, Mike Pence about the conversation that he had with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, and whether or not sanctions came up".

World New Bomb Threat Email Scam Campaign Demanding $20K in Bitcoin
Author: 0 New Bomb Threat Email Scam Campaign Demanding $20K in Bitcoin

Those who receive a threat are asked to contact police and not respond to the demand. Some of the emails in Montreal and other cities demanded $20,000 payment in Bitcoin . In an update, the school said the threat appeared to be part of a "national hoax". Some of the emails have the subject line "Think Twice". Scores of institutions have been shut down for the same reason: an email in which the sender claims to have set a bomb inside the structure and to have their "man" nearby "watching ...

World Maria Butina pleads guilty to conspiracy charge
Author: 0 Maria Butina pleads guilty to conspiracy charge

Prosecutors claim Butina used her contacts with the National Rifle Association and the National Prayer Breakfast to develop relationships with USA politicians and gather information for Russian Federation. Butina also enrolled as a graduate student at American University in Washington , where she earned a master's degree in global relations earlier this year.

World 2-Year-Old Migrant Found in California Without Parents, Says Border Patrol
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The caravan of more than 6,000 migrants first arrived at the Mexico-U.S. border in Tijuana a month ago. A police officer and a US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) official detain people during a gathering in support of the migrant caravan in San Diego, close to the border wall between the United States and Mexico.

World Pittsburgh synagogue massacre inspired OH man's plan for similar attack, Federal Bureau of Investigation says
Author: 0 Pittsburgh synagogue massacre inspired OH man's plan for similar attack, Federal Bureau of Investigation says

A OH man was arrested on Friday for allegedly plotting to conduct a shooting attack at a synagogue in the Toledo area. On Tumblr, she posted "photographs and comments glorifying mass murders like the Columbine shooters and Dylann Roof ". In November, Joseph expressed that his physical jihad was the path he would like to take and expressed sympathy for the October shootings at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh .

World Jeremy Corbyn: May brands Labour leader 'biggest threat to Britain' in PMQs
Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn: May brands Labour leader 'biggest threat to Britain' in PMQs

She said: "If Labour lodges a motion of no confidence in this incompetent government tomorrow the SNP support and we can work together to give people the chance to stop Brexit in another vote". NO-CONFIDENCE: Theresa May leaves Downing Street to head to PMQS - for the last time? Strangely enough, the answer to that question could lie with the Democratic Unionist Party, Mrs May's Commons allies, rather than the prime minister herself.

World Mark Meadows won't be Trump's chief of staff
Author: 0 Mark Meadows won't be Trump's chief of staff

Some GOP sources, however, doubt any of the candidates can effectively manage Trump . In recent days, the president has used his own Twitter profile to lash out at the Russian Federation probe, a testimony by former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and, of course, the chief of staff position.

World Queenstowners gather to mourn British backpacker Grace Millane
Author: 0 Queenstowners gather to mourn British backpacker Grace Millane

Candlelight vigils were on Monday being planned around the country during the weekend the operators of the Sky Tower - the most distinctive building in Auckland's skyline - said it would be lit in white until Thursday night as a tribute. Before she vanished, Millane had been staying at a backpacker hostel in Auckland and left some of her belongings there. Their examination of dense bush where Ms Millane's body was found is ongoing and officers were still appealing for witnesses near the scene.

World Woman accused of being Russian agent expected to change plea
Author: 0 Woman accused of being Russian agent expected to change plea

In the statement, Butina admitted to working with Russian politician and central banker Aleksandr Torshin from March 2015 "to establish unofficial lines of communication with Americans having power and influence over US politics". During the hearing, Butina said she understood that she could be deported following her conviction and sentencing, but Judge Chutkan told her that the decision on deportation would not be one made by her court.

World Mika Uses Homophobic Slur To Describe Secretary Of State Pompeo
Author: 0 Mika Uses Homophobic Slur To Describe Secretary Of State Pompeo

On Wednesday, Brezinski slammed Pompeo for his repeated defense of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who the Central Intelligence Agency concluded ordered the torture and murder of Jamal Khashoggi , a US-based journalist who had been critical of the Saudis' repressive monarchy.

World China behind Marriott hotel breach, may be preparing for more hacks
Author: 0 China behind Marriott hotel breach, may be preparing for more hacks

Such information would be valuable not just to criminals seeking to commit identity fraud but also intelligence agencies seeking to build dossiers and track movements of diplomats, spies, military personnel, business executives and journalists, according to several cybersecurity experts.

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Author: 0 "Builders of peace": Russia deploys two bombers to Venezuela for exercises

After a 10,000 kilometers flight, the Russian bombers landed at Maiquetia airport near Caracas in Venezuela, Russia's Defense Ministry reports . Russian President Vladimir Putin sent the fighter bombers in as a show of support for the South American country's government in direct warning to Donald Trump's America Russia's Defence Ministry said the bombers were accompanied by two other Russian military planes, but did not say if the planes were carrying missiles, how long they would ...

World As Brexit chaos deepens, Theresa May meets Taoiseach Varadkar in Brussels
Author: 0 As Brexit chaos deepens, Theresa May meets Taoiseach Varadkar in Brussels

The result means the PM cannot face a fresh Tory confidence vote for at least another year, though she had earlier told backbenchers her time at the helm would be limited as she would not fight the next election as Conservative leader. Labour MP Jess Phillips said it showed votes were "all that mattered". Mrs May has promised to bring the deal, with any late tweaks she can secure in Brussels, back to MPs by January 21.

World Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in jail
Author: 0 Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in jail

Cohen should have known better". FILE - The cover of an issue of the National Enquirer is shown, featuring President Donald Trump at a store in New York, July 12, 2017. In his first public reaction since the sentencing, Trump said that he was the victim of the attorney's malpractice. The Mueller investigation represents a threat to Trump's presidency.

World California man freed after two days trapped in restaurant grease vent
Author: 0 California man freed after two days trapped in restaurant grease vent

Around 9:30 a.m., firefighters and deputies responded to a reported lockout in the 700 block of Bockman Road in San Lorenzo and heard a man moaning in the building, according to the Alameda County Fire Department . He was immediately rushed to hospital for emergency medical treatment. The unnamed man was found to be physically exhausted and dehydrated, but is expected to make a full recovery.

World Worshippers shot dead at Brazil cathedral
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In this frame grab taken from a security camera provided by Campinas City Hall, two people shot by a gunman lie wounded at the entrance of the Metropolitan Cathedral, in Campinas, Brazil , Tuesday, Dec. Brazil past year registered 63,880 murders and its murder rate of 30.8 per 1,00,000 citizens is three times higher than the level the United Nations considers to meet the definition of "endemic violence".

World Clashes in Ramallah amid Israeli raids after West Bank shooting
Author: 0 Clashes in Ramallah amid Israeli raids after West Bank shooting

Soldiers nearby responded by firing toward the vehicle, which managed to get away, the IDF said. At around 5am local time on Thursday morning, Israeli police forces killed a Palestinian after he allegedly stabbed two Israeli border police officers in occupied East Jerusalem's Old City.