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Lebanese president holds talks on government's future

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Hezbollah denies playing a military role in Yemen but has fighters in both Iraq and Syria. "I don't want a political party in my government that interferes in Arab countries against other Arab countries", Hariri said in an interview recorded on Monday with French broadcaster CNews. Read More »

Secret Santa pays off layaway orders at New Jersey Toys R Us

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A father doled out some holiday cheer for shoppers at a Cherry Hill Toys "R" Us store on Friday. In total Charlie covered 62 orders and paid nearly $11,000. "The Marines and Toys for Tots are one of the best organizations", Charlie told CBS News. She had seven presents she bought on layaway for her grandchildren. Read More »

Sen. Al Franken apologizes - again - as new misconduct allegations emerge

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These are the third and fourth allegations against the senator. The other woman alleges Franken touched her butt during a Democratic fundraiser in 2008. cast member Mike Myers when using a famous " Coffee Talk " catchphrase to call out Franken as the accusations started piling up. Franken was accused last week of forcibly kissing Leeann Tweeden , a California radio personality, while the two were part of a USO tour of the Middle East in 2006, before Franken was elected to the Senate. Read More »

George HW Bush Now Longest Living President

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Former president beats Gerald Ford who was 93 years and 165 days old when he passed away at 2006 by 2 days. The fact was first reported Saturday on Twitter by Gabe Fleisher , a high school student who writes a newsletter "Wake Up To Politics". Read More »

Pres. Trump Promotes Economic Potential of Tax Bill, Says Support is 'Great'

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The Senate GOP's tax plan would increase the deficit by $1.4 trillion over the next 10 years, the Congressional Budget Office estimates. Lawmakers "alarmed" by EPA's science board changes MORE (Pa.), Patrick Meehan (Pa.), Dave ReichertDavid (Dave) George ReichertMounting GOP retirements threaten House majority The Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill The future lies in the Asia-Pacific MORE (Wash.) and Michael Turner (Ohio). Read More »

8 bodies found in ship washed ashore

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It remained unclear what their cause of death was, but authorities said it appeared they may have been fishermen whose boat ran into trouble. The decomposing remains of ten people have been found in wrecked ships along Japan's coast, just opposite North Korea. Read More »

Scaramucci Threatens To Sue Tufts Newspaper Over 'Defamatory' Op-Ed

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According to the Boston Globe , Scaramucci has threatened to sue the Tufts Daily newspaper and graduate student Camilo Caballero for "false and defamatory allegations of fact" after the paper published an editorial from Caballero on November 6 that said he is a " man who is irresponsible, inconsistent, an unethical opportunist and who exuded the highest degree of disreputability ..." Scaramucci then defended his reaction to the op-ed in a series of tweets Sunday night. Read More »

Warren tears into Trump for 'Pocahontas' crack at event honoring Native Americans

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He added that the president should "stop using our historical people of significance as a racial slur against one of his opponents". He called them "incredible" and "very special people". Trump referred to Warren as "Pocahontas" several times on the campaign trail, which the senator claimed Monday is Trump's way of trying to get her to "shut up". Read More »

Trump won't campaign for Alabama candidate Roy Moore

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Despite public statements in which he raised doubts about the accounts of women who have accused Mr Moore of sexual misconduct, the president will not to travel to Alabama on his behalf, said the source. Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, have called on Moore to withdraw from the race. Read More »

Gone in 60 seconds: Mercedes thieves 'tricked' auto to open without key

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Released by the West Midlands Police Department on Monday, authorities believe it to be the first footage of thieves attacking a vehicle using relay boxes, devices that can be programmed to send signals through walls. They also hope to bring further awareness to this type of crime; they said: "We hope that knowledge of this type of crime will enable members of the public to take simple steps to secure their vehicle and assist us". Read More »

EU extends approval for weed killer claimed to harm health

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After a drawn-out process, the European Union backed the extension with a qualified majority and was able to beat a mid-December deadline when the current license expires. But the European Food Safety Authority and the European Chemicals Agency both say glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer in humans, in line with a 2016 review carried out by World Health Organization experts and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. Read More »

UK Gov publishes Industrial Strategy

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Robotics and data technology, " clean growth ", pharmaceuticals and medical services and autonomous mobility will be the four pillars of Britain's future industry, according to the Business Department's White Paper, 'Building a Britain Fit for the Future'. Read More »

Russian strikes kill 53 civilians in Syria's Deir al-Zor: Observatory

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At least four children were among the dead, he added. Separately on Sunday, there were reports of 23 people killed in a rebel-held enclave on the outskirts of Damascus. Deir Az Zor provnice is one of the final redoubts of ISIL in Syria after the armed group was pushed out of its main strongholds such as Raqqa and Deir Az Zor city. Read More »

Andy Murray mocks US President Donald Trump on Twitter

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Lewandowski, who was sacked as Trump's campaign manager before the end of the GOP primary previous year, has been an active surrogate for the president since Trump took office in January. The Photoshopped March 2009 cover proclaims " Trump is hitting on all fronts ... even TV!" and lauds his reality series " The Apprentice " with another exclamation point. Read More »

Contestant from South Africa wins Miss Universe crown

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Susan Shabangu, would like to congratulate Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters for being crowned Miss Universe 2017 in Las Vegas last night. Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, won the event and will take over for Iris for the coming year. Harvey announced the victor as Miss Colombia, but Miss Philippines was the one who earned the crown. She said that women together are "unbreakable ". Read More »

Mulvaney moves to take reins as acting CFPB director amid legal dispute

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The bureau had been a "total disaster" and needed new leadership to "bring it back to life", Trump has said on Twitter . Trump's pick, Mulvaney, has said he wants to eliminate the bureau . English is looking to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to resolve the dispute. The federal lawsuit (PDF), filed in Washington , D.C., seeks an injunction to block Mulvaney's appointment. Read More »

Unsworth issues Everton ultimatum after Southampton defeat

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The Merseysiders remain right in the thick of the relegation mire at present with two huge games against West Ham United and Huddersfield Town coming up on Wednesday and Saturday respectively. If you ask me that question in a week, I might be able to give you a better answer. 'If the players didn't know they were in a tough situation they must do now. Read More »

Train carrying toxic chemicals derails in Polk County

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The chemical, when in contact with skin, is an irritant and smells like rotten eggs. CSX and state officials are now working to clean the spillage and removed the damaged train cars. The train track runs parallel to the road - a portion of which is now closed. There are now no evacuations and the cause of the crash is under investigation. Read More »

Lalu Prasad Yadav's security cover downgraded from 'Z+' to 'Z' category

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RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's security cover has been downgraded from "Z+' category to 'Z". The junior Yadav said: "God forbid, should any harm befall Lalu Prasad Yadav, Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar would be to blame for it". "The decision to change the venue has been taken for security reasons in view of some leaders making objectionable statements and threatening to disrupt the marriage". Read More »

N. Korea violated armistice deal when soldier was shot and wounded - Seoul

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The defector was shot several times during his sprint for freedom. North Korea has fortified the border with the South, as what appears to be the location where a defector attempted to make his sweet escape. ambassador to the South, Marc Knapper, showed civilian workers, being watched by Pyongyang soldiers, digging a deep trench at the exact point where the defector abandoned his truck and ran across the demarcation line on 13 November. Read More »

Gujarat Polls; Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani to fight as an independent

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Sources said the party may support Mr. Mewani's candidature. The Gujarat Congress has asked its sitting MLA Manibhai Vaghela to not contest from Vadgam "as a part of an agreement" with Mevani. He concluded his post with appeal for donations, "I appeal to all my friends that they should give everything and jump into this contest at Vadgam". The BJP is dismissive of the Congress strategy. Read More »

Melania Trump didn't want to be first lady

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The energetic and witty lady spoke about how she brought up the couple's three children, Donald Jnr, Ivanka and Eric by not giving them excess money and kept things very regimental. The first wife of the former real estate businessman told The Ray D'Arcy Show: "I think he's missing a little bit of his old life". "She can't talk, she can't give a speech, she doesn't go to events, she doesn't want to be involved". Read More »

Panthers TE Greg Olsen activated, will play Sunday against Colts

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Olsen, who had a screw inserted to fix the fifth metatarsal on his right foot, returned to practice on Monday and will be eligible to play on Sunday when the Panthers (7-3) travel play the New York Jets (4-6). But Clay's 60-yard punt return for a TD was a beauty, Michael Palardy had a career-long 63 yard punt (and a 46.2-yard net average) and Shaq Thompson was a beast in punt coverage. Read More »

UP civic polls 2017 Phase 2: 10% voter turnout till 10 am

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In the second phase of polling, election was held in Muzaffarnagar, Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Amroha, Rampur, Pilibhit, Shahjahanpur, Aligarh, Mathura, Mainpuri, Farrukhabad, Etawah, Lalitpur, Banda, Allahabad, Lucknow , Sultanpur, Ambedkarnagar, Bahraich, Shravasti, Sant Kabirnagar, Deoria, Ballia, Varanasi and Bhadoi. Read More »

Messi Denied Clear Goal as Valencia Hold Barca in La Liga

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The hosts improved after the break and took the lead on the hour mark through Rodrigo after a period of sustained pressure as he poked home a Jose Gaya cross. While goal-line technology just determines whether the ball has crossed the line, VAR can also be used for decisions on red cards, penalties and cases of mistaken identity. Read More »

Las Vegas shooting survivor killed in hit-and-run accident

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Denise McClellan said the experience at the Route 91 shooting had taken a mental toll on her husband and he was considering going into therapy. A man who survived the October 1 mass shooting that killed 58 concert-goers and injured hundreds in Las Vegas has been killed in a hit-and-run in southern Nevada. Read More »

Susan Sarandon: 'It wouldn't be much smoother' with Hillary Clinton as president

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But that was just one glimpse of a fairly emotional and strident definition, and there was a period when young women didn't want that label", she told the Guardian . "Look what happened under Obama that we didn't notice", she said. 'How dare you! You who are responsible for this!' she said the messages read. "How he got the Nobel peace prize I don't know". Read More »

The Parks Mall at Arlington closes after shooting

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The incident happened just before 5:00 p.m.at the Parks Mall in Arlington Texas . The officer was responding to a report that someone was stealing from a store. Cook said the officer fired multiple times, striking the suspect. Authorities say this is not an active shooter incident and the situation is under control. Read More »