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Senator: It's time for US military families to leave SKorea

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 14:30

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that he believes it's time to start moving the families of American military personnel out of South Korea as North Korea pushes the U.S. closer to a military conflict.

Trump's Labor Law Enforcer Freezes Worker-Friendly Reforms Made Under Obama

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 14:09

During the Barack Obama years, the National Labor Relations Board took a broad view of worker rights, expanding protections for employees who try to join a union or come together to improve their working conditions.

Top Democrat Says Trump May Have Obstructed Justice, Based On His Own Tweets

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 11:46

The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday that she believed there might be an obstruction of justice case against President Donald Trump based in part on the president’s own tweets related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

Yemen's Houthis says it has fired a missile towards Abu Dhabi nuclear plant

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 10:46

Yemen’s Houthi group has fired a cruise missile towards a nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, the group’s television service reported on its website on Sunday, without providing any evidence. Pascale Davies reports.

Turkey's Erdogan says will not succumb to U.S. 'blackmail' over court case

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 10:24

Turkish President Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey would not succumb to "blackmail" by the United States in the trial of a Turkish bank executive being charged with evading U.S. sanctions on Iran. Already strained ties between NATO allies Ankara and Washington have deteriorated as Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab, who is cooperating with U.S. prosecutors, detailed in court a scheme to evade U.S. sanctions.

Half of Yazidis kidnapped by IS still missing

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 10:24

Around half of the Yazidis kidnapped by the Islamic State group three years ago are still missing, Iraqi Kurdish officials said Sunday. In 2014, IS jihadists killed thousands of Yazidis in Sinjar and kidnapped thousands of women and girls from the religious minority to abuse them as sex slaves. Kurdish fighters backed by the US-led coalition against IS captured Sinjar from the jihadists in November 2015 before Iraqi security forces took control of the region in October.

Mitch McConnell backtracks three weeks after saying Roy Moore should drop out: 'I’m going to let the people of Alabama make the call'

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 10:13

Three weeks after proclaiming that Alabama Senate nominee Roy Moore should leave the race, U.S.

Pope Francis On Meeting Rohingya Refugees: 'I Wept'

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 09:40

After facing criticism for not speaking out against Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims during his visit to the Southeast Asian country last week, Pope Francis defended his silence on Saturday, saying he’d spoken privately about the humanitarian crisis with the nation’s leaders and that he believed a more direct approach would have backfired.

UAE denies claim of Yemen missile attack against its plant

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 08:12

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Sunday denied a claim by Yemen's Shiite rebels that they fired a missile toward an under-construction Emirati nuclear plant. The denial came as heavy fighting in Yemen's capital unraveled a rebel alliance that has been at war with a Saudi-led coalition, including the UAE.

In Massachusetts, Protesters Balk At Pipeline Company's Payments To Police

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 07:58

― When Karla Colon-Aponte arrived at the Otis State Forest on the morning of Oct. 25, she intended to join her fellow protesters praying beside energy giant Kinder Morgan’s Connecticut Expansion Project line, a four-mile-long natural gas pipeline that runs in a loop through the town of Sandisfield in the Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts.

Get Ready, North Korea: The F-35 Is Almost Ready to Attack from Aircraft Carriers

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 07:40

The fighter is configured to carry 19,000 pounds of fuel and 18,000 pounds of weapons.  It can fire two AIM-120 air-to-air missiles and two 2,000-pound Joint Direct Attack Munitions.  The F-35C can reach speeds up to Mach 1.6 and travel more than 1,200 nautical miles. The Navy's stealthy carrier-launched F-35C is now moving much closer to combat readiness after conducting "carrier qualification" exercises from the USS Carl Vinson off the coast of Southern Calif., service officials said.

Is This the Battle That Turned the Tide of the Korean War?

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 07:13

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Donald Trump's lawyer 'wrote incriminating tweet implying President knew Michael Flynn lied to FBI' - claims

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 05:20

Donald Trump's tweet implying the President knew his National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, had lied to the FBI when he fired him, was actually crafted by his lawyer, sources close to the administration have reportedly said. "I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI. The tweet was actually written by John Dowd, the President's chief lawyer, sources told The Washington Post.

A lonely Texas road, a dead border patrol officer. Trump cried murder – but was it?

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 05:00

The FBI is investigating a ‘potential assault’ but the local sheriff believes Rogelio Martinez’s death nearby may have another explanation. Two weeks after two US border patrol agents were found with head injuries by a drainage channel next to a freeway in remote west Texas, how one of them died remains a mystery.

America First or America Alone? The withdrawal agenda

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 03:31

Since President Donald Trump took office in January, the US has abandoned or threatened to quit several international accords under his "America First" policy. Trump's advisors insist the slogan does not imply any new isolationist stance, but a pattern of disengagement from multilateral commitments has emerged. On Saturday, the Trump administration announced it was withdrawing the US from a United Nations pact to improve the handling of migrant and refugee situations, deeming it "inconsistent" with its policies.

Bodies Of Missing California Veteran And Dog Believed Found; Ex-Husband Under Arrest

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 02:26

Remains believed be those of an Army veteran missing for three months from her San Diego home and her dog have been found in a shallow grave in a rural desert area of Riverside County.

Collins: Tax bill will cut deficit through 'economic growth'

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 02:18

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) tells Chuck Todd that she believes the Republican tax plan will unleash enough economic growth to reduce the budget deficit.

Trump Advisers: 'He would tear your face off'

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 01:53

Former Trump Campaign Chairman Corey Lewandowski and Adviser David Bossie talk to Chuck Todd for an exclusive interview about the president's actions during the campaign.

Mueller removed FBI agent from Russia probe for anti-Trump texts: reports

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 00:06

The special counsel examining alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election removed a top FBI investigator from his team for exchanging text messages with a colleague that expressed anti-Trump views, two U.S. newspapers reported on Saturday. The New York Times and the Washington Post identified the investigator as FBI agent Peter Strzok, the deputy head of FBI counter-intelligence.

Hawaii Developer Under Fire For Segregated 'Poor Door' For Renters

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 23:51

HONOLULU ― A real estate developer in Hawaii is under scrutiny for its plans to build a residential high-rise that has two separate entrances: one for high-income residents and another for low-income earners.