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California man confesses to 1993 killing in TV interview


He told investigators that he, Curtis Culver , and Shanna Culver lured McCalister to an area near Hawkins's hometown of Shingletown and stabbed him to death. "I have been through hell my whole life because of this", Hawkins told the news station, crying as he spoke. "I know the wrong can't be changed, but this is as close as I can come to doing the right thing". Read More »

Russia's army warns of 'terrorist' drones after attacks


Some 13 armed drones were involved in attacks on Russia's Hemeimeem air base and Tartus naval base in western Syria. Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, the Pentagon's Joint Staff director, said only that Dunford and Gerasimov, the chief of Russia's General Staff, had a "frank and cordial exchange of views", but the phone call came after the Russian Defense Ministry suggested the USA may have played a part in the drone attack. Read More »

Saudi Arabian women allowed into football stadium for the first time


But even segregated as they were, their presence in the stadium marked a significant moment for the Kingdom. The Saudi government said last week women would be allowed to attend a second match on Saturday and a third next Thursday. The stadiums have also been fitted with female restrooms and separate entrances and parking lots for female spectators. Saudi Arabia will see more mixed stadiums opening over the next few days with the capital Riyadh opening its stadium tomorrow and the city of ... Read More »

Rasmussen poll: Oprah leads Trump by 10 points

He added that he knew Oprah very well, even citing an example of the last time he had been on Oprah's show saying "she was very nice". Media icon Oprah Winfrey would soundly defeat President Donald Trump if the 2020 presidential election were held today, according to a new survey released Wednesday from Rasmussen Reports . Read More »

Man convicted in slayings of 3 civil rights workers dies in prison


The former Ku Klux Klan leader, was 80-years-old in 2005, when a Neshoba County jury convicted him of three counts of Manslaughter. The slayings of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner in Philadelphia, Mississippi, on June 21, 1964, at the hands of the Klan, local law enforcement officers and others was one of the most shocking and galvanizing moments of the US civil rights movement. Read More »

Supreme Court takes up fight over Texas electoral districts


The ruling came with a three-day deadline for Governor Abbott to call a special session to address the maps - Paxton appealed the ruling to the Supreme Court, which then halted the lower-court ruling while they looked into the case. The country's largest online retailer - Amazon - isn't explicitly involved in Wayfair's fight. The court is likely to decide the case by the end of June, when its current term ends. Read More »

White House physician says Trump in 'excellent health'


Next Tuesday, the White House physician who examined Trump will be answering questions during the daily briefing. Dr. Allan Frances, a former chair of the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department at Duke University who helped revise the manual identifying mental illnesses, disagrees that Trump is ill. Read More »

Trump defends immigration stance in tweet

The Department of Homeland Security rescinded DACA ( Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ) in September and said it would stop accepting applications from people covered under the act to renew their two-year DACA permits. Trump met with lawmakers from both parties on Tuesday and told them he wants to couple protections for Dreamers with border security ― including his signature wall ― along with an end to the diversity lottery and limiting family-based visas, which he refers to as ... Read More »

Pakistan to bat first in opposition to New Zealand in 2nd ODI


Before long, it was 6-16 and the lowest-ever total - Zimbabwe's 35 against Sri Lanka in 2004 - suddenly looked under threat. Martin Guptill struck an unbeaten 86 to power New Zealand to an eight-wicket victory via Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method over Pakistan in the second one day worldwide at Saxton Oval, Nelson on Tuesday. Read More »

Wood and Livingstone called in for NZ Tests

The newly-appointed Lancashire captain made two T20 appearances against South Africa last summer to give him a first taste of worldwide cricket after his impressive performances in the Specsavers County Championship and on the Lions tour of Sri Lanka. Read More »

N.Korea 'likely' to compete at Winter Olympics


According to an official from South Korea's presidential office, the meeting's priority will be the Pyeongchang Winter Games. The reports on Olympic participation also come after South Korea and the United States announced they would postpone joint military exercises that rile North Korea. Read More »

Liverpool vs Manchester City 01/14/2018 Premier League Preview, Odds & Prediction


Guardiola's team remains unbeaten and 15 points clear at the top of the league standings. Fortunately for Man City , Guardiola manages like each game is his last, and the club won't lose sight of its goals by overlooking any opponent. It's worth noting that this game could very well be postponed. City's defence have not been challenged like that this season. Their first meeting: City eased to a 3-1 home win, though Alexandre Lacazette's 65th-minute goal pulled Arsenal within one ... Read More »

Loyal Dog Walks 40 Miles to Find Previous Owners


A poor pooch put up for adoption missed her previous family so much she kept returning to them, travelling 20 miles to get back to them. She was described as the ideal family pet - humble, kind, healthy, housebroken, loves children, plays well with other dogs and doesn't pull on a leash. Read More »

Bay Area Haitians disgusted by president's 'shithole' comments


US President Donald Trump denied Friday making " derogatory " comments about the people of Haiti, one of several places he was quoted as describing as "shithole countries" in remarks that triggered worldwide outrage. Trump's comments are extremely offensive to South Africa, said Jessie Duarte, a senior official with the ruling African National Congress . "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately , no trust!" the president added. Read More »

Ryan: Trump's Remarks About Africa 'Unhelpful'


Ryan reiterated that he wants to craft a legislative solution to protect so-called "Dreamers" and make the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program permanent. And Ryan said he immediately thought about oppression his family had faced. "First thing that came to my mind was very unfortunate, unhelpful, but you know what I thought of right away?" Ryan also conceded that House Republicans would not aggressively pursue entitlement reform this year, despite saying last month it ... Read More »

Trump decries immigrants from '****hole countries' coming to US


Trump reportedly asked why the US would want immigrants from " s***hole countries " in Africa while meeting with lawmakers about a bipartisan immigration deal. Donald isn't a racist.' Or just people who don't know him: 'I don't think, I think it was taken out of context, I'm not sure.' How many examples do you need of this? After worldwide outrage, Trump sought to backpedal his remarks, first claiming on Twitter 15 hours after The Washington Post broke the news that he didn't use ... Read More »

S Korea open to summit with Kim


A White House statement said the two leaders discussed Macron's recent visit to China and committed to continue to apply pressure on North Korea . The tests increased tensions with the United States, and the Kim traded bellicose taunts with President Donald Trump . Mentioning the goal of denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, he said: "I think that this is possible in the long run no matter how hard it may seem". Read More »

EFF: Call Your Senators Before They Extend NSA Spying On Jan 16


The US House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming objections from privacy advocates and confusion prompted by morning tweets from President Donald Trump that initially questioned the spying tool. Read More »

Bhima-Koregaon violence: Maharashtra cripples as protests spread


Samiti convener Vittal Doddamaini addressing a rally said that inthe Bhima-Koregaon battle the dalits who fought for British EastIndia Company defeated the Peshwa army comprising Marathas. Dalits began protests in suburban Chembur, Ghatkopar, Kamraj Nagar, Vikhroli, Dindoshi, Kandivali, Jogeshwari, Kalanagar and Mahim, police said. The Mumbai police, meanwhile, issued a statement appealing to people not to believe in rumours and verify facts with the police before posting anything on social ... Read More »

University of Rochester president resigns after controversial handling of sexual harassment complaint


After the report was released, University of Rochester president Joel Seligman announced that he had chose to resign. Seligman said he made his decision before seeing the committee's report on the case involving Professor T. "There is no evidence of which we are aware that Jaeger ever engaged in so-called quid pro quo sexual harassment or ever had any nonconsensual sexual contact with any person", she said. Read More »

Iranian oil tanker burns for third day as winds, waves lash rescuers


The source said that the Sanchi , operated by the National Iranian Tanker Company, as well as the other vessel involved in the collision, CF Crystal , have the IG reinsurance cover of up to Dollars 7.8 billion each. Hassan Qashqavi , an Iranian deputy foreign minister, told the official Islamic Republic News Agency there was still a chance that some of the crew on the Sanchi may have survived. Read More »

20-Year-Old Florida Man Claims $450 Million Mega Millions Jackpot


The Mega Millions jackpot reached more than $451 million after rolling over with no victor for 23 straight drawings until the January 5 drawing. He then made a decision to set up a trust, with him as the managing member, called Secret 007, LLC. Just a year ago Missler needed an overhaul on his whip, and added a brand new exhaust and catalytic converter. Read More »

Myanmar security forces took part in killing 10 Rohingya, says army


The army launched a sweeping counteroffensive in the north of the state in response to Rohingya militant attacks on August 25, triggering an exodus of more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslim villagers. The United Nations condemned the Myanmar military campaign as ethnic cleansing. But after the United Nations requested Myanmar to allow officials to enter the country so that accusations of human rights abuse could be investigated, Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi , said that the country ... Read More »

Republican senators in Trump meeting say they don't recall 'shithole' comment

The Republican president denied using a vulgar reference in comments that many Democrats and African leaders called racist. "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made". Graham - one of the most notable Republican advocates for both hawkish national security positions and protections for young undocumented immigrants - had recently backed off criticism of Trump as he pushed for his policy goals. Read More »

Trump 'unlikely' to submit to interview with Robert Mueller

Committee Democrats have also been accused of being behind a leak of inaccurate details of an email sent to Trump Jr. during the presidential campaign. The president repeated his often-stated, false claim that lawmakers have said there was no collusion between him or his campaign and Russian Federation, calling Mueller's probe and the ones being pursued by the Republican-led Congress a partisan " witch hunt " and a "Democrat hoax". Read More »

Fighter Pilot Makes Impressive Entrance to Announce She's Running for Senate


The spot leans heavily on her experience as the first female combat fighter pilot and portrays her as an ally of the president. "I told Washington Republicans to grow a pair of ovaries and get the job done", McSally said in the video . National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Steve Stivers said Friday that Republicans are already in better shape than Democrats in Rep. Martha McSally's competitive district even without an incumbent. Read More »

Morneau issues order to banks on North Korea


The value of Chinese goods exported to North Korea last month fell 23 percent year on year, according to data released Friday by China's General Administration of Customs. Lu said countries should work to defuse tensions and promote dialogue, rather than isolating Pyongyang. State Department director of policy planning Brian Hook said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would be looking for help developing "practical mechanisms" to pressure Pyongyang. Read More »

How Bilateral Talks And The Winter Olympics Might Bring Peace to Koreas


The recent progress in bilateral relations on the Korean Peninsula vindicates the pivot set forth in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's New Year's address, Pyongyang's Rodong Sinmun newspaper said. "Our task going forward is to draw North Korea to talks aimed at the denuclearization of the North", Moon said. It pursued its banned weapons programmes in defiance of United Nations sanctions , launched missiles it says are capable of reaching the U.S., and staged its sixth and most powerful ... Read More »

Man flees after assaulting hijab-wearing schoolgirl in Canada


She said she was on the sidewalk when she sensed a man behind her and turned to find him holding scissors. She says she screamed and he ran away, but returned a few minutes later. And we'll be working closely with police to offer any assistance that we can. In early December 2016, a female Muslim Baruch College student claimed several men shouting "Donald Trump!" attempted to tear off her hijab on a New York City subway train; she later admitted to making it up. Read More »

Veterans to be Eligible for Expanded Mental Health Resources


White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says a readout of the exam will be made publicly available soon after the exam is done. While the exams are not mandatory, modern presidents typically undergo them regularly and release a doctor's report declaring they are "fit for duty". Read More »

Haitian-Americans in South Florida hurt by president's alleged remark


Trump specifically denied he ever said "anything derogatory" about the people of Haiti . Dancing around the issue in a series of tweets , he disputed reports that he used those specific words while copping to using "tough" language. " Haiti has long history with the United States, dating back to the American Revolutionary War, (during which) 500 heroic Haitians volunteered to fight alongside the American troops for America's independence". Read More »

Cross-strait trade picked up in 2017: Chinese customs


China's 2017 trade surplus with the US was $275.81 billion, the country's customs data showed Friday, according to Reuters. Imports grew 4.5% year-on-year in the month to $177.1 billion, slowing from a rise of 17.7% in November and the lowest reading in a year, according to the customs data. Read More »

US Ambassador to Panama resigns


According to his resignation letter , which was obtained by Reuters , he has made a decision to leave his post because he feels that he can no longer serve under US President Donald Trump and his administration. President Trump on Friday denied that he used such terminology . The U.S. ambassador to Panama said he could no longer "faithfully" serve under the Trump administration Friday. Read More »