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Ryan Zinke Fires 4 Department Of Interior Employees For Harassment

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 09:13

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke fired four senior staffers at the Department of the Interior for inappropriate conduct in response to a bombshell employee survey revealing widespread harassment within the agency.


Chef Mario Batali Fired From ABC's 'The Chew'

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 08:54

It’s not looking good for celebrity chef Mario Batali, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by eight women.


Friday's Morning Email: What The Net Neutrality Repeal Means For You

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 07:33

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Report: Music Promoter Offered To Set Up Putin, Trump Meeting During Campaign

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 07:14

A British music promoter offered to set up a meeting for then-candidate Donald Trump with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the presidential campaign, according to The Washington Post.


Missing From Amazon's Search For A Second Home: The Climate Effects

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 05:45

When Amazon kicked off a bidding war for its second North American headquarters in September, the company laid out a vision of its perfect suitor.


Hong Kong 'milkshake murderer' challenges life sentence

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 05:42

American Nancy Kissel, dubbed the "milkshake murderer" for one of Hong Kong's most notorious crimes, was back in court Friday to challenge her life sentence for murdering her banker husband. Kissel lost an appeal in 2014 against a conviction for drugging her husband -- a senior executive at US bank Merrill Lynch -- with a sedative-laced strawberry drink before clubbing him to death with a lead ornament in their luxury home in the southern Chinese city. With bobbed hair and wearing glasses, she took copious notes throughout the judicial review hearing into her case at Hong Kong's High Court on Friday.


Russian parliament launches presidential campaign

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 04:54

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian lawmakers on Friday set the presidential election for March 18, a move that sets in motion campaigning for a race that President Vladimir Putin is all but certain to win.


93-year-old woman handcuffed and jailed after refusing to leave her care home

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 04:21

Juanita Fitzgerald, from Lake County, Florida, was arrested on Tuesday after she said the National Church Residences’ Franklin House housing community had decided to “put her out” after blaming her for mould in her apartment. Police said she was given notice of her eviction on Monday, but refused to leave the building the next day, reports Florida TV station WKMG. A Lake County sheriff’s spokesperson said a deputy tried to connect Ms Fitzgerald with members of her family and other housing facilities, but she refused.


After going missing for six years, our son will be with us this Christmas

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 03:58

Christmas Charity Appeal banner 2017 Only once in the six years that Matthew was missing did I fear the worst. A friend texted saying she was thinking of me, ‘after what the police have found’. I turned on the news: a body had been discovered near where we live in Kent. My heart nearly stopped when they estimated he’d been dead four years, exactly as long as Matthew had been gone. I called a reporter who, thankfully, confirmed it wasn’t him. Somehow I knew he was alive, and that my husband Jim and I would find him.  Matt was a lovely child. He was into football, a popular lad. But at 24, out of the blue, he had a psychotic episode and ended up being sectioned.  After a stay in hospital, he seemed better. He went back to work as a roofer. Then one Friday in 2010 he went to see a friend in London. I remember saying, ‘Have a good weekend, don’t forget work on Monday. Love you.’ And that was that. When he didn’t come home on Sunday we were concerned but assumed he’d had one too many beers. We left him a message and on Monday I went to my job at the prison service and Jim to his as a firefighter. By Wednesday I said to Jim, ‘I know it sounds silly but I’m going to report him missing.’  The relief at finding him alive was indescribable. But it was the start of a new journey… The police searched his bedroom and found his phone – the one we’d been messaging. His driving licence, passport and birth certificate were missing, plus £1,700 in cash that we thought was to fix his car.     His friends hadn’t seen him, and one created a Facebook group seeking information; within hours it had 900 members. We’d look at it night and day and follow up every lead. We’d go anywhere he’d been spotted. The search dominated our lives.  I don’t know what we’d have done without the Missing People charity. They supported us and helped keep Matt in the public eye, putting photos of him on billboards and in The Big Issue.  Telegraph Christmas Appeal 2017 | What are the charities? Days turned into years. But we never lost hope. Each Christmas, I put presents for him under the tree. And we left his room exactly as it was when he left.  Then, in May of last year, the police told us Matt might have been found. He’d been picked up by police in Spain, after behaving oddly. After an agonising two-week wait while police confirmed it was him, we learnt he was in a secure unit in a Madrid hospital. The flight was one of the worst journeys of our lives: the anticipation was unbearable.  Our reunion wasn’t the joyful one we’d imagined: he didn’t want to see us. When he eventually agreed, we were shocked – he was emaciated with long hair and a beard. After 10 minutes, he wanted us to leave.  Matt in 2010, before he went missing The relief at finding him alive was indescribable. But it was the start of a new journey, which is in some ways harder. It took us three weeks to get him back to the UK. At another secure unit he was diagnosed with schizophrenia, and stabilised with medication. A year ago he moved to respite care. We see him weekly and there’s such an improvement in his appearance and well-being. I know he’s progressed, as I get a cuddle from him now when I see him. The first time that happened, I was a blubbering wreck. He’ll never be 100 per cent and I have to accept the man he’s become, but we count our blessings. He’s alive and well and I know exactly where he is. Matthew won’t be with us on Christmas Day – he prefers Boxing Day, as there are fewer people, but we’ll be making the most of it. Given that the Christmas before last we didn’t know if he was alive or dead, this is 100 per cent better. As told to: Victoria Young To donate to Missing People or any of the Telegraph’s Christmas charities, call 0151 284 1927 or visit telegraph.co.uk/charity


Return of 2 ill GOP senators crucial next week for tax bill

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 02:55

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ailing Republican senators John McCain and Thad Cochran missed votes this week, but their presence will be crucial early next week as the GOP tries to pass a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax package in the Senate with a razor-thin majority and all Democrats opposed to the legislation.


AP PHOTOS: Best of 2017 for the Middle East

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 01:33

In 2017 the Islamic State group was driven from its last strongholds in Iraq and Syria at an enormous cost, Pakistanis broke their silence to speak about sexual abuse in Islamic schools, and the U.S. declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel ignited widespread protests.


Australia's Child Sex Abuse Commission Exposes National Tragedy Of Systemic Violence

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 01:25

SYDNEY ― Australia’s child sex abuse Royal Commission on Friday handed over its final report to the government in a move that increases pressure on lawmakers, religious groups and civic institutions to immediately adopt more than 400 recommendations.


Florida UPS Delivery Man Steals Package off Porch

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 00:00

Police delivered Jason Mohn to prison and charged him with grand theft.


California Is One Step Closer to Recreational Pot Sales

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 23:43

The state will allow people 21 and older to legally possess up to an ounce of cannabis and grow six marijuana plants at home


China Is Still Building on Disputed Islands in the South China Sea

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 23:01

Tensions over China’s island-building in the South China Sea may have eased in the past year, but Beijing has kept busy.


A Man Accused of Driving into a Crowd of Protestors Faces a First-Degree Murder Charge

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 22:18

The Aug. 12 attack in Charlottesville left 32-year-old Heather Heyer dead and dozens injured


Trump Jr. Doesn't Seem To Know His Dad Designated The FCC Chairman

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 22:14

Donald Trump Jr. managed to spread some fake news Thursday on Twitter.


Prominent 9th Circuit judge faces sex misconduct inquiry

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 21:19

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The chief judge of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that he has opened a misconduct inquiry into a judge accused of inappropriate sexual conduct and comments by six women.


Senator: Comey's remarks on Clinton probe heavily edited

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 19:59

WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft statement former FBI Director James Comey prepared in anticipation of concluding the Hillary Clinton email case without criminal charges was heavily edited to change the "tone and substance" of the remarks, a Republican senator said Thursday.


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