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Dogs euthanized after mauling owner to death


Agnew said that in his 'nearly 40 years in law enforcement, I've never seen anything quite like it'. Stephens suffered wounds to her face, throat and hands. "It appeared the attack was a violent attack initiated by the victims' dogs while the victim was out for a walk with the dogs", Agnew said of the medical examiner's initial report. Read More »

Charlottesville police chief retires effective immediately


Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas speaks outside the Charlottesville police headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia , August 14, 2017. The report criticized Thomas' "slow-footed response" and found that police failed on multiple fronts, leading to "deep distrust of government" in the local community. Read More »

Rescuers search for dozens missing in Philippine storm


At least 26 people were killed while several residents were missing in an island province in central Philippines after tropical storm Kai-tak brought heavy rains that triggered landslides, local authorities and media said on Sunday. Duterte visited the island on Sunday to offer his condolences and to direct authorities to speed up their efforts to recover the missing and to fix vital bridges to ensure the delivery of food and fuel supplies, Roque said. Read More »

Metro hospitals roundup 2017's most popular baby names


Their top names for girls were Evelyn, Olivia, and Hannah, while Oliver, Liam, and James were most popular for boys. The London list was similar to the list for Ontario. When it comes to baby names, Ontario's long-reigning queen has been joined by a new king. At UnityPoint, the five most popular girls' names this year are Emma, Nora, Olivia, Adaline and Harper. Read More »

Pence delays trip to Egypt, Israel because of U.S. tax vote


Pence had been scheduled to depart on Tuesday night for Cairo. Palestinian officials have pressured local church leaders to reject Pence's visit and follow the example of the Egyptian Coptic Church whose pope has refused to meet the USA vice president due to the decision. Read More »

Assad calls US-backed groups fighting in Syria 'traitors'

He said the visit was a chance to promote economic cooperation, "particularly now that we started the reconstruction phase". "Bashar al-Assad and what's left of his regime are the last people with the right to talk of treachery", the SDF said in a statement. Read More »

United States vetoes UN resolution rejecting Trump's decision on Jerusalem

Trump shattered decades of unwavering USA neutrality on Jerusalem on December 6 when he declared that the United States recognizes the divided holy city as Israel's capital and will move its embassy there. "The US declaration has effectively made the situation in the Middle East become even more unstable", he said. Trump's announcement was seen as siding with Israel, which says it won't give up any part of the city, home to major Jewish, Muslim and Christian shrines. Read More »

Kenya to go for early goal against Zanzibar


The next qualifier match for Kenya will be against the Black Stars of Ghana in September 2018, and thereafter, home and away fixtures against Ethiopia the following month. Christmas came early for the entire team and technical bench, as Tusky's Supermarket also gave each a shopping voucher worth Sh10,000, totalling to sh. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Trump that Russian Federation would try to spy on his campaign

Because, as we said, there's no collusion. Goodlatte's office declined comment earlier this week when asked if he was considering issuing subpoenas to those agents. Markey on Monday said Republicans are trying to discredit Mueller to brush aside the Russian Federation investigation. Several stories broken by Fox have energized the investigate-the-investigators movement. Read More »

BC ends grizzly bear hunt, calls it 'no longer socially acceptable'


Some trophy hunters used food hunting to cover their true intent, so it was suggested that hunters turn in the parts of the bear which are desirable to trophy hunters, to prove they were looking for food instead of a trophy. Raincoast Conservation Foundation, which holds several guiding territories, has said it would also like a ban on trophy hunting of all large predators in the Great Bear Rainforest , including black bear, cougars, and wolves. Read More »

"EVMs Decide Our Country's Future", Says Hardik Patel After BJP's Gujarat Win


The bench had said that they can not substitute the decision of the Election Commission unless Congress demonstrates that the poll body's decision is either arbitrary or not in accordance with the law. "In the self-interest of the people, the Congress should also do the same and raise the issue of EVM tampering", said Hardik. At the time of filing this report, the BJP was leading on 33 seats and winning 66 seats. Read More »

Glowing Auras and 'Black Money': The Pentagon's Mysterious UFO Program


Most of the money went to Bigelow Aerospace, a company run by billionaire entrepreneur and friend of Sen. The Las Vegas tycoon spoke with "60 Minutes" in May. He remembered what happened next like this: "We look down, we see a white disturbance in the water, like something's under the surface, and the waves are breaking over, but we see next to it, and it's flying around, and it's this little white Tic Tac, and it's moving around - left, right, forward, back, just random", Fravor said. Read More »

North Korean hackers behind attacks on cryptocurrency exchanges


The Lazarus cybercrime group is mounting an ongoing scheme to steal the online credentials of bitcoin industry insiders, a report published by researchers at USA cyber security firm Secureworks's Counter Threat Unit (CTU) said on Friday. Secureworks did not say whether anyone who received the email actually clicked on the link. Attempts have been taking place as recently as November, but Secureworks' analysts saw activity as early as 2016. Read More »

Two people dead after Cameron House fire


Cameron House said on its website that it had closed to arriving guests for at least the next two days, citing an "ongoing incident". We are now at a hotel fire, the call was received at 4.43am as a call from the fire service. Firefighters, a number of ambulances and police are at the Gateway to Wales Hotel where a blaze began in the early hours of Monday morning. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has deployed four appliances and an additional aerial appliance while firefighters search ... Read More »

French Soccer Star Apologizes for Full Blackface Costume


European football's biggest clubs are set for a transfer battle after Diego Simeone confirmed that Antoine Griezmann will be allowed to leave Atletico Madrid . He eventually did after copping criticism. Twitter was quickly all over the athlete, who later deleted the tweet and issuing an apology in French. "Calm down guys", Griezmann says in the tweet, "I'm fan of the Harlem Globetrotters and this attractive's a tribute". Read More »

Wale Has More To Say After Nicki Minaj's Thoughts On White Rappers


Over the weekend, the Queens rapper offered her 84.7 million Instagram followers a sneak peek of the upcoming music video for Farruko's "Krippy Kush" remix with Bad Bunny and 21 Savage . In a subsequent post, she pointed to a clip of J. Despite the fact that nothing Minaj said was particularly radical - white artists have always been gaining popularity in art forms created by black people, who have often seen fewer returns on their work than the white artists that came after them - ... Read More »

Rohingya villages razed after Burma signed peace agreement


The evidence that villages were still being damaged as late as 2 December contradicted assurances by the Burmese government that violence had ceased and that the Rohingya could safely return to Myanmar, the watchdog group said. "The elements suggest you can not rule out the possibility that acts of genocide have been committed", he said, according to excerpts of his interview provided in advance by the BBC. Read More »

Australian police charge man with acting as economic agent for North Korea


He's been charged with brokering sales of missiles, missile components and expertise from North Korea , as well as discussing the supply of weapons of mass destruction. According to the Seven Network report, Gaughan said the business activity occurred offshore and that "there had been no risk to the Australian public and that no weapons, or missile componentry - which he said was software- had been imported into Australia ". Read More »

Congress stumbles again on CHIP funding


It would cost about $14 billion annually to continue CHIP - a drop in the bucket compared with the $1.5 trillion tax cut envisioned by Congress. Democratic Rep. Discussions about funding seem to center on whether funds for CHIP should be taken out of other areas in the budget and whether funding should be allocated for several years or one year at a time. Read More »

Some Senators Are Calling On Al Franken To Reconsider His Resignation


Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) on Politico's "Off Message" podcast Monday blasted the outpouring of Democrats calling for Franken's resignation as "hypocritical". An aide to Franken said that the senator is tying up loose ends and working on a smooth and speedy transition, and while no date is certain for his official resignation, they expect his replacement to be in place in early January. Read More »

Ex-wife of slain National Basketball Association player Lorenzen Wright is arrested


Major Darren Goods, Operations Commander for the Multi-Agency Gang Unit, speaks during a press conference about the arrest of Sherra Wright , the ex-wife of slain former National Basketball Association player Lorenzen Wright . While Wright did collect $ 1 million life insurance policy, investigators have yet to say what the motive for the crime was. 'They need to bury her, ' she said. Read More »

Amarillo could see snow for Christmas


Forecaster Helen Roberts has, however, warned that Brits hoping for snow to fall on the big day are likely to be disappointed. During any given year, Newark and New Brunswick have a 17 to 18 percent chance of seeing a white Christmas, while Atlantic City has only a 7 percent chance, according to statistics from Cornell's climate center. Read More »

Rand firms as the ANC counts votes


We are hopeful that by late afternoon or early evening we should be able to get the results". On Monday morning‚ reports from the conference were that the leadership contest between Ramaphosa and Dlamini-Zuma was tight‚ with talk being that Ramaphosa had fewer numbers than expected. Read More »

Cornyn on Russia Probe: Mueller 'Needs to Clean House of Partisans'


The California congresswoman Jackie Speier, meanwhile, told TV station KQED News: "The rumour on [Capitol] Hill when I left yesterday was that the president was going to make a significant speech at the end of next week". Mr Trump's lawyer, Ty Cobb, also denied the claim. "As the White House has consistently said for months, there is no consideration of firing the special counsel", Mr. Read More »

Washington state train derailed off bridge and onto Interstate 5 below


At this time, all lanes of traffic remain blocked on Interstate 5 in Pierce County, about 22 miles southwest of Tacoma. Amtrak train 501 was part of a service that launched Monday morning. - The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) December 18, 2017Amtrak Cascades train has derailed onto SB lanes of I-5 in DuPont, Pierce Co. It will be updated as more information becomes available. Read More »

RAF airbase in lockdown following 'significant security alert'


Past year a British-born "committed supporter" of Islamic State (IS) was jailed for life for planning a terrorist attack on five US Air Force bases in the United Kingdom, including RAF Mildenhall . Despite its status as a Royal Air Force station, it primarily supports United States Air Force operations, and is now the home of the 100th Air Refueling Wing. Read More »

President Erdogan: Turkey To Open Embassy To Palestinians In Jerusalem

Jerusalem is holy to Jews, Muslims and Christians. "God willing, the day is close when officially, with God's permission, we will open our embassy there", said Erdoğan, as reported by Reuters . She affirmed that the European Union member states also did not support Trump's move . Supporters of the Jamaat-e-Islami party in Karachi and advocates of US-wanted Islamist Hafiz Saeed in Lahore dispersed peacefully after rallying for the Palestinian cause. Read More »

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce wedding date


George's Chapel at Windsor Castle . The date breaks with tradition as royal weddings usually take place on a weekday - the Queen Wednesday on a Thursday and the Duke of Cambridge on a Friday. The plans present something of a conflict, however, for Prince Harry's older brother, Prince William. Check out this adorable video of the pair in their first joint interview! The royal family will also pay for the festivities. Read More »