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Flynn’s Leniency Bid Pairs Contrition With Criticism of FBI

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:09:38 -0500

Flynn deserves a term of probation and community service rather than jail, his lawyers said in a 178-page memo filed late Tuesday in federal court in Washington. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan....
US military identifies 5 dead in warplanes crash off Japan

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:59:21 -0500

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. military has identified five Marines who were declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan's southern coast.....
Stacey Abrams Says She’ll Run Again After Losing Fierce Battle For Georgia Governor

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:53:56 -0500

Stacey Abrams is not done yet.....
Chinese state media urges Canada to defy U.S., free Huawei exec

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:58:02 -0500

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Canada should distance itself from U.S. "hegemonism" and grant unconditional freedom to Meng Wanzhou, a top executive of China's Huawei detained in Vancouver on Washington....
At least $9bn in insurance claims from California fires

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:04:05 -0500

Insurance claims from the recent devastating California wildfires that killed at least 89 people and destroyed 19,000 homes and businesses have reached at least $9 billion, the state's insurance commi....
Former Baylor fraternity president accused of rape is banned from graduation, University of Texas campus

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:32:14 -0500

Jacob Anderson, accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old student, has been banned from University of Texas at Dallas, but will receive a degree.....
Canada Goose shares slide amid Beijing-Ottawa row over Huawei CFO arrest

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:29:28 -0500

The company’s slide in the stock market comes amid reports that former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig has been detained in China. Growing tensions between Beijing and Ottawa over the arrest of a se....
May Survives Confidence Vote to Face Uphill Struggle in Brexit

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:38:23 -0500

Theresa May survived an attempt to oust her as U.K. prime minister on Wednesday, but the size of the rebellion against her weakens her position at a critical time as she tries to steer the U.K. out of....
Palestinians offer new details of Israel's botched Gaza raid

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:38:10 -0500

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The small town of Abassan in the Gaza Strip is a tough place to infiltrate — everyone knows everyone else and outsiders passing through quickly attract attention. So when ....
Plot Thickens for Carlos Ghosn: Financial Charges Filed in Japan, But Renault Declares He Did Nothing Wrong in France

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:41:00 -0500

In Japan, the former Nissan, Renault, and Mitsubishi chief faces as much as 10 years in prison, while Renault keeps him on as chairman and CEO after finding he did not break French finance laws.....
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Expertly Dismisses Kellyanne Conway Insult

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 03:49:21 -0500

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has once again refused to ignore....
Indian girl seeks father's arrest over broken promise to build lavatory

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:15:39 -0500

Millions of Indians do not have access to sanitation and open defecation is a problem, even in developed, industrial states. The girl, E. Hanifa Zaara, didn't want to go out in the open and won a pro....
Pakistan rejects US rebuke on religious freedoms

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 01:22:06 -0500

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Wednesday condemned a U.S. decision to add it to a list of nations that infringe on religious freedom, calling the move "unilateral and politically motivated."....
US Senate advances vote on ending military support for Saudis in Yemen

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:25:03 -0500

The US Senate sent a fresh warning to President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia Wednesday by greenlighting a vote that could end US military support for Riyadh's war in Yemen. Anger at the human cost o....
Insurance claims for latest California wildfires top $9 billion

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:39:34 -0500

Insurance claims from the recent spate of California wildfires, including one ranked as the most deadly and destructive in state history, have topped $9 billion and are expected to grow, the state ins....
Man quits his job with epic rant over the store's PA

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:58:03 -0500

A disgruntled employee at a Canadian Walmart decided that he wasn’t going to....
Irish police home in on classic car scam with four arrests

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:20:39 -0500

Four men were arrested during a Garda operation that targeted sellers of classic cars in County Limerick, Ireland – after evidence of deception was uncovered....
Jailed former Venezuela oil minister dies in state custody

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:10:06 -0500

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Nelson Martinez, the jailed former head of Venezuela's state-run oil giant PDVSA who was arrested last year as part of anti-corruption purge, died in state custody Wednes....
Second Canadian arrested in China amid ongoing Huawei spat

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:11:31 -0500

A second Canadian citizen has been detained in China, heightening fears that Beijing is retaliating against Ottawa for the arrest of Chinese telecoms executive Meng Wanzhou.  Entrepreneur Michael Spav....
Fiance Of Missing Colorado Mom Is Cooperating With Police, Lawyer Says

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:41:14 -0500

The fiance of a Colorado mother missing since Thanksgiving is praying for her....
Report: FBI advised Flynn not to have lawyer present

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:07:33 -0500

Rep. Devin Nunes reacts to Flynn's interview with FBI investigators.....
Modi's Terrible 24 Hours Boosts India Opponents Before 2019 Vote

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 22:34:26 -0500

First came the abrupt resignation on Monday night of Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel, which sent stock, bond and currency markets tumbling when they reopened on Tuesday. Then Modi’s Bharat....
Trump uses terror attack in France to push U.S. border wall

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:12:05 -0500

President Trump on Wednesday offered the deadly shooting at a Christmas market in Strasbourg as evidence the United States needs stronger border security.....
British PM May survives party confidence vote but Brexit deal still teetering

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:01:33 -0500

While 200 Conservative lawmakers voted in support of May as leader, 117 dissented, indicating opposition not only from several dozen supporters of a hard Brexit but also from many more pragmatic lawma....
Italy's far-right minister visits Israel, drawing criticism

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:40:48 -0500

JERUSALEM (AP) — One of Europe's most divisive political figures, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, opened his visit to Israel Tuesday with warm words of support for his hosts, condemning ....
United Airlines expands in San Francisco with flights to Melbourne, New Delhi, Toronto

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:04:19 -0500

United Airlines on Wednesday announced a major expansion at San Francisco International Airport, adding flights to Melbourne, New Delhi and Toronto.....
Motorists nab cash spilled by armored truck, causing crashes

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:31:26 -0500

An armored truck spilled cash on a New Jersey highway Thursday, leading to two crashes as drivers "went a little bit crazy," stopping their cars and scrambling to grab the swirling money.....
UK's May survives, weakened and with an exit date

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:13:43 -0500

By seeing off a revolt by her own MPs, British Prime Minister Theresa May has once again proved her ability to survive a political crisis -- but in the process acknowledged her time in office is limit....
Love Triangle, Not Alligators, Caused Florida Man's Death, Confessed Killer Testifies

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 19:52:46 -0500

A Florida man testified this week about fatally shooting his best friend ― who....
'Pegan' diets and foil pack dinners to trend in 2019: Pinterest

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:59:28 -0500

In 2019, families will be baking their own bread and smearing it with batches of homemade jam. Searches for "homemade jam" rose +829 percent: A search for "homemade jam" on Pinterest yields row after....
Introducing the 2019 AD100

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 06:30:00 -0500

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Chinese Arrest and Trump’s Boast Drag Trudeau Into Huawei Feud

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:11:53 -0500

State security officers seized Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat on leave from the foreign service, in Beijing on Monday, in relation to a national security investigation. The arrest comes n....
OPEC offsets Iran oil loss, sees lower 2019 demand

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:10:36 -0500

In a monthly report, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said 2019 demand for its crude would fall to 31.44 million barrels per day, 100,000 bpd less than predicted last month and 1.....
Sanctions Will Harm Only the Iranian Regime, Not the Iranian People

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:41:00 -0500

That is why Washington must maintain them.....
Mexican president starts process to scrap education reforms

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:45:28 -0500

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador signed an initiative Wednesday that would cancel the controversial education reforms of his predecessor and announced plans to vastly e....
Pope cuts 2 cardinals from cabinet named in abuse scandal

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:08:16 -0500

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has removed two cardinals from his informal cabinet after they were implicated in the Catholic Church's sex abuse and cover-up scandal, shedding embarrassing advis....
Race to broker truce as Yemen talks enter final hours

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:36:50 -0500

With just hours left before the close of negotiations, UN mediators rushed to broker a truce Wednesday between government representatives and rebels in Yemen, a country teetering on the brink of famin....
Texas executes man convicted of 1993 murder

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:43:25 -0500

Alvin Braziel, 43, was pronounced dead at 7:19 p.m. local time, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Asked by the warden if he had any last words before he was put to death, Braziel....
Beto O'Rourke tops new poll as possible Democratic nominee for 2020 Presidential run

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:05:51 -0500

According to the poll, the Texas Congressman beat out Sen. Bernie Sanders by less than one percent.....
The 6 Best Smartwatches of 2018

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:39:36 -0500

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Middle School Student Dumps Trump From His Name After Relentless Bullying

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:58:35 -0500

A middle school student in Delaware has been allowed to change his surname....
Huawei's Washington Presence Dwindles Amid Legal Brawl With U.S.

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 04:00:00 -0500

The company now keeps a three-person skeleton staff at its office on 15th Street, a few blocks from the White House, according to a person familiar with its operations. Huawei depleted its ranks in t....
The Sources of Iranian Conduct

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:36:00 -0500

Iranian policy remains the same despite the Trump administration's "maximum pressure."....
European flight route most likely to experience delays? Mykonos to London Gatwick

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:33:38 -0500

Flyers traveling through UK airports are more likely to suffer flight delays and cancellations compared to other transit hubs in Europe, says a new report on the 50 most disrupted flight routes in the....
In Iceland, 13 'Yule Lads' come to town to herald Christmas

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:58:13 -0500

MYVATN, Iceland (AP) — The people of northern Iceland have had their travel plans disrupted with a record high snowfall this December. Roads have been shut, flights cancelled and school suspended.....
China says detained Canadian may have violated NGO law

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 03:44:45 -0500

Beijing said Wednesday a detained former Canadian diplomat may have violated Chinese laws if he carried out work in the country because his employer is not legally registered in China. Michael Kovrig....
4th conviction in Los Angeles murder of Chinese student

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 19:54:34 -0500

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 21-year-old man was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the beating death of a University of Southern California graduate student from China.....
Chirp perp: Finches found in luggage at NY airport

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:55:19 -0500

A man was caught at New York's JFK airport last weekend trying to smuggle dozens of South American finches into the country, a bird that Guyanese immigrants covet for chirping but officials fear could....