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World Above normal temperatures next week with fog Monday morning
Author: 0 Above normal temperatures next week with fog Monday morning

Late Sunday evening and overnight into Monday clouds will increase as a warm front nears. High temperatures go into the 30s. A few peeks of sunshine from southwest through central Kansas, otherwise mostly cloudy skies will dominate south-central and eastern Kansas today .

World Putin, Trump Discuss Russia-US Relations, North Korea in Phone Call
Author: 0 Putin, Trump Discuss Russia-US Relations, North Korea in Phone Call

Putin had applauded Trump and his handling of the U.S. economy at an annual end-of-year press conference that was broadcast on Russian national television Thursday, saying, "Look at the markets, how they've risen". He also accused those investigating potential collusion between Russian Federation and the 2016 Trump presidential campaign of damaging the United States political situation, "incapacitating the president and showing a lack of respect to voters who cast their ballots for him".

World Gujarat polls: Counting of votes begins
Author: 0 Gujarat polls: Counting of votes begins

Trends from the count showed the BJP leading in 91 seats of the 182-member state assembly with the Congress 83, NDTV said. In Himachal Pradesh, the trends seemed to follow the same until BJP took a lead by eight seats. "There is no other leader close", said Shyam Jaju, patty president. At around 10.10 am BJP were ahead 98-82 in Gujarat, while in Himachal BJP was ahead 40-22.

World BJP crosses 100-mark in Gujarat, set to form Govt
Author: 0 BJP crosses 100-mark in Gujarat, set to form Govt

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who "could well read the mood of the people of the state", said the actual results would be the opposite of the exit poll projections. How many seats will the party add to that number after this Gujarat election? Sources privy to the meeting said some leaders expressed concern over the "buzz on the ground" about the alleged tampering with the EVMs, and insisted that if the Congress gets anything below 80 seats, the party should aggressively push for the use of ...

World EU Gov'ts Agree To Start UK Trade Talks - With Conditions
Author: 0 EU Gov'ts Agree To Start UK Trade Talks - With Conditions

Speaking to the BBC's Newsnight earlier this week, Tory backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg stated: "We can not be a colony of the European Union for two years from 2019 to 2021, accepting new laws that are made without any say so of the British people or Parliament or Government".

World North Korea marks sixth anniversary of Kim Jong-Il's death
Author: 0 North Korea marks sixth anniversary of Kim Jong-Il's death

Last year, North Korea held a memorial service to mark the fifth anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il , who died of a heart attack on December 17, 2011 at age 69. Some delegates, during the area committee meeting, also raised the issue of putting up display material with the picture of Kim - a cruel dictator who eliminated even his kith and kin to remain in power.

World Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Marry May 19
Author: 0 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Marry May 19

They detailed their romance, from being set up on a blind date by a mutual friend in July 2016, to camping in Botswana that led to the proposal earlier this month. That will require passing an eclectic citizenship test on British life and history that is famous for tripping up applicants. Typically, royal weddings take place during the week.

World Red Flag Warnings for California
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Gusty winds and low humidity continue to pose a challenge for the 8,400 firefighters struggling to contain the Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts. Sunny skies were also forecast in Orange County, along with highs of 71 in Lagana Beach and San Clemente; 73 in Newport Beach; 80 in Mission Viejo; and 81 in Yorba Linda, Fullerton, ...

World Can UNSC Reject Trump's Decision on Jerusalem With New Resolution?
Author: 0 Can UNSC Reject Trump's Decision on Jerusalem With New Resolution?

The UN Security Council is expected to vote Monday on a resolution confirming the global status of Jerusalem and outlawing any changes to it - which implies the recent U.S. It calls upon all countries to refrain establishing diplomatic missions in Jerusalem. After the decision, Arab foreign ministers agreed to seek a UN Security Council resolution.

World John McCain will return to Arizona after hospitalization, miss GOP tax vote
Author: 0 John McCain will return to Arizona after hospitalization, miss GOP tax vote

The already narrow margin for the tax reform bill is exacerbated by concerns for McCain's health, and the health of another member, GOP Sen. Now in his sixth Senate term, McCain underwent surgery in mid-July to remove a blood clot from above his left eye after being diagnosed with an aggressive tumor called a glioblastoma , the same disease that killed Massachusetts Sen.

World Firefighter working huge California fire dies
Author: 0 Firefighter working huge California fire dies

Almost 1,000 fire engines and 27 helicopters are involved in battling the blaze, the agency said. It's the second death blamed on the so-called Thomas fire , which has ravaged Ventura and Santa Barbara counties for more than a week. Investigators determined that the Skirball Fire , which destroyed six homes in Los Angeles' wealthy Bel-Air neighborhood and scorched a building at a winery owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, was started by a cooking fire at a homeless encampment, the Los ...

World Baldwin's reprises Trump in SNL Xmas show
Author: 0 Baldwin's reprises Trump in SNL Xmas show

Baldwin's character went on to decorate his Christmas "loser tree" with the "haters and losers" he "destroyed this year". While " Weekend Update " host Che discussed Omarosa's turbulent, full-throated firing from the White House - replete with Omarosa firing off a string of high-decibel vulgarities and profanities at her executioner, General Kelly - Jones came out as Omarosa to put some rumors to an end.

World British woman found dead by side of the road in Lebanon
Author: 0 British woman found dead by side of the road in Lebanon

He added that authorities are investigating whether she was sexually assaulted. Rebecca Dykes, thought to be in her 20s, was found dead in the Lebanese capital Beirut , where she worked. The Foreign Office has said it is in contact with authorities in Lebanon. A spokesman for the U.K.'s Department for International Development said an investigation into the death is being conducted.

World 3 people and dog killed in plane crash in Franklin County
Author: 0 3 people and dog killed in plane crash in Franklin County

Three people/one dog were killed in Franklin Co plane crash. Another dog survived and was evaluated by a veterinarian. News Release will be sent out later today. Stephen Wheeles said. The pilot of a small private plane is getting medical treatment after crashing in a North Carolina field. State Police and the FAA will investigate the cause of the crash.

World Afridi hat-trick steals show in T10 opener
Author: 0 Afridi hat-trick steals show in T10 opener

After removing Rilee Rossouw with his first ball, Shahid took down Dwane Bravo followed by Captian Sehwag. Kerala Kings were given the victory as rain stopped play at a time when it was already raining sixes as Pollard and Walton took SLC bowlers to cleaners and hit 40 and 47 runs respectively.

World Many of Trump's comments 'racially charged', says ex-White House staffer Omarosa
Author: 0 Many of Trump's comments 'racially charged', says ex-White House staffer Omarosa

Of Roberts saying "Bye, Felicia" after O's " GMA " interview, he added, "Daaaamn!" She referred to "my people" causing many black people on Twitter to ask "who those people" are. "I have seen things that made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and and emotionally, that has affected my community and my people".

World White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman resigns
Author: 0 White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman resigns

For this she made $179,700, the maximum salary for any White House staffer. Omarosa Manigault Newman , reality-television villain, presidential confidante, and owner of many pairs of shoes, is out at the White House. "And he has a lot of charisma", Manigault Newman said at the time. In recent months, Manigault Newman engaged in public spats with African American groups, including the Congressional Black Caucus, grass-roots activists and black journalists.

World Chevrolet Silverado Debuts In Rugged Trail Boss Trim
Author: 0 Chevrolet Silverado Debuts In Rugged Trail Boss Trim

Looks matter, too. The new Silverado was given a pair of narrow, high-mounted headlights that give it a more steely, squinty expression. Behind the Chevy's bold bow-tied face is reportedly a new chassis and skin made of mixed metals. The fenders have been sculpted and the tailgate and taillights completely revised. Also, the Silverado's side mirrors have migrated from the A-pillars to the door, a position that should help with visibility and aerodynamics.

World European Union to move on Brexit talks, Irish 'riddle' remains
Author: 0 European Union to move on Brexit talks, Irish 'riddle' remains

British Prime Minister Theresa May has hit back at critics of her handling of Brexit, writing in the Sunday Telegraph that she had "proven the doubters wrong" after securing an interim deal. The document says: "As the United Kingdom will continue to participate in the customs union and the single market during the transition, it will have to continue to comply with EU trade policy".

Author: 0 CDC allegedly banned from using "science-based" and other phrases

According to The Washington Post , words that can not be used include " fetus ", " vulnerable ", " entitlement ", " diversity ", " transgender ", "evidence-based" and " science-based ". In an astonishing move, authorities at the CDC were told in a Thursday meeting they were not to utilize certain words, an approach examiner revealed to The Washington Post .

Author: 0 Trump's Transition Lawyer Says Mueller Improperly Obtained Files in Russia Probe

Speier, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said that Trump was trying to shut down the committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, pointing to the lack of interviews scheduled for the new year. The FBI had requested the materials from GSA staff on August 23rd, asking for copies of the emails, laptops, cell phones and other materials associated with nine members of the Trump transition team responsible for national security and policy matters, the letter ...

World SNL: Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump declares war on Christmas is over
Author: 0 SNL: Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump declares war on Christmas is over

To settle him down, the first lady encourages her husband to turn to trimming a Christmas tree, by hanging ornaments depicting the faces of "all the haters and losers I destroyed this year". "When I have a chance to tell my story ... quite a story to tell, as the only African-American woman in this White House , as a senior staff and assistant to the president, I have seen things that have made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally, that has ...

World Heavy explosion rocks Quetta city in Pakistan
Author: 0 Heavy explosion rocks Quetta city in Pakistan

The Bethel Memorial Church has been the target of a terrorist attack in the past. PakistanInterior Minister Ahsan Iqbal condemned the attack, which came a day after Pakistan observed the third anniversary of the Peshawar school attack of 2014 which killed at least 150 people, mostly students.

World 'Bomb' explodes at Manhattan subway platform
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Three people suffered minor injuries. A woman wearing a headscarf is escorted to a police vehicle by members of the New York City Police Department outside a Brooklyn address on Ocean Parkway associated with suspected terrorist Akayed Ullah on December 11, 2017 in New York City.

World Grenfell Six Months On: A Survivor's Story
Author: 0 Grenfell Six Months On: A Survivor's Story

Clutching their flowers and photos, they paused for a moment, staring out at the bank of photographers and journalists stationed opposite. Adele appeared at St Paul's Cathedral, along with a number of grievers, including the families and friends of the victims as well as former residence of the building, to remember what happened on 14 June earlier this year.

World Ruckus in Rajya Sabha on first day of Winter Session
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Along with Modi, Shah had led his party's campaign in this month's Gujarat Assembly elections, where exit polls have unanimously predicted a BJP victory. The front row seats in the block next to Mr Shah has AIADMK, NCP and TMC leaders. Shah would keep company with ministers Ram Vilas Paswan, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Thawar Chand Gehlot.

Author: 0 Sydney man charged with working for North Korea

SYDNEY-Australian police arrested a 59-year-old Sydney man for allegedly acting as a black market agent selling missiles and components for North Korea that could be used to make weapons of mass destruction. "This man is a loyal agent of North Korea, believing he was acting to serve some higher patriotic objective". In October North Korean state media said Australia was "showing unsafe moves of zealously joining the frenzied political and military provocations of the U.S.

World Most Americans say 'Merry Christmas' and prefer Rudolph over Charlie Brown
Author: 0 Most Americans say 'Merry Christmas' and prefer Rudolph over Charlie Brown

However, are they saying, "Happy Holidays" or "Merry Christmas"? Four percent chose no greeting at all, and the other greetings were chosen less than one percent of the time. Pew said "nones" - people who identify as atheist, agnostic or "nothing in particular" - recorded the sharpest decline in belief in the nativity narratives.

World Baauer 'Taking Action' Against FCC Over 'Harlem Shake' Net Neutrality Repeal Video
Author: 0 Baauer 'Taking Action' Against FCC Over 'Harlem Shake' Net Neutrality Repeal Video

Local internet provider Hargray Communications understands. For years, internet service providers like Verizon and AT&T, couldn't charge more for customers to use a certain website or app. Patel wrote in an op-ed that said the video was taken offline for about seven hours Friday. The footage informs consumers, to a backing track of "awwws" and folksy whistling, that they can still "post photos of cute animals", "stay part of your fave fandom" and "ruin memes" in a post-net neutrality ...

World Clouds and rain are back for Sunday
Author: 0 Clouds and rain are back for Sunday

Right now we are going with a 30% chance of rain on Monday and a 50% chance of rain on Tuesday . Present trends show the rain easing out of the area around 12 to 3 a.m. Areas with the highest rain chances are in the southeastern Big Country, mainly the Heartland. Overnight, a few flurries are possible. Highs will be in the middle 50s with lows in the lower 40s.

World Pence's visit to Israel delayed over United States tax reform vote
Author: 0 Pence's visit to Israel delayed over United States tax reform vote

As vice president, Pence can cast a tie-breaking vote in the US Senate, and with a close vote expected along party lines on the tax legislation, it was chose to keep him in the country just in case. Trump's announcement last week delighted Israeli leaders but was heavily criticized by many key USA allies and Palestinian leaders who see East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

World China blocked Interpol Red Notice against Naik
Author: 0 China blocked Interpol Red Notice against Naik

Interpol's rules and thus decided the lndian government's request for Red Corner notice should be cancelled. After the terror attack in Dhaka in July 2016, the NIA and Enforcement Directorate (ED) had registered cases against Naik, and he has been under investigation for spreading hatred between two communities via his sermons and money laundering.

World Australia's first same-sex marriages take place under special dispensation
Author: 0 Australia's first same-sex marriages take place under special dispensation

Meanwhile, another Melbourne couple will be married on Monday, after the office of Births Deaths and Marriage gave them permission to fast-track their wedding. Cas Willow and Heather Richards are racing against the clock, due to Willow's breast cancer diagnosis, which has spread to her brain. Wedding bells have rung for some same-sex couples this weekend, after special dispensation was given for them to marry without the required 30-day waiting period.

World Vijay Diwas: President Kovind, politicos pay tribute to 1971 martyrs
Author: 0 Vijay Diwas: President Kovind, politicos pay tribute to 1971 martyrs

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who headed the largest party in West Pakistan, Pakistan's Peoples' Party, and said he would boycott the assembly and oppose the Government if the then President of Pakistan General Yahya Khan invited Mujibur Rehman. Dwelling on the glorious role the fearless hearts from Uttarakhand played in the historic war, CM said that 248 soldiers from the state had sacrificed their lives in this war while 78 soldiers had been left injured.

World Two pit bulls maul their owner to death
Author: 0 Two pit bulls maul their owner to death

After discovering his daughter's body and the dogs guarding it, Stephens' father called 911. "It was an absolutely grisly mauling", Goochland County Sheriff Jim Agnew said. He added that it took around eight hours for the investigation to collect more than 60 pieces of evidence in connection with Bethany's death. "Those dogs and her, they loved each other", Norris said.

World Liberals Victorious in Bennelong
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While results showed a swing to Labor, it was not enough to take the seat. 'I am here to claim success for the Labor movement. James Stewart and his wife Carol told AAP they voted for Ms Keneally because they hoped she would help resolve issues with parking and footpaths in North Ryde.

World Rudy Gobert expected to miss time with sprained MCL
Author: 0 Rudy Gobert expected to miss time with sprained MCL

The 7-foot-1 Gobert is averaging 12.2 points and 10.1 rebounds in 17 games for the Jazz this season. X-rays were negative, but an MRI on Saturday revealed the damage. Jonas Jerebko will likely move into the starting lineup to fill the opening left by Gobert. Gobert missed 11 games from November 11-Dec. Even after their impressive win over the Boston Celtics Friday night, the Jazz are still only 14-15 and 9th in the Western Conference.

World Amidst sexual misconduct allegations, Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D) will not seek re-election
Author: 0 Amidst sexual misconduct allegations, Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D) will not seek re-election

Kihuen's announcement came a day after the House Ethics Committee opened an investigation into whether Kihuen "may have engaged in sexual harassment" with a campaign aide and a lobbyist. Democratic Party leaders have called for Kihuen to step down over the charges. Beyond those two committees, there also exists the independent Office of Congressional Ethics .

World Ski lift accident at tourist resort - several injured
Author: 0 Ski lift accident at tourist resort - several injured

The malfunction happened at about 10:20 a.m. and caused four chairs to slide backwards and crash into each other near the top of the slope. Several people have been transported from the scene in ambulances. He said five had minor injuries. Check back for more details as they become known . The park opened for the season Saturday. We have contacted the manufacturer of the lift to diagnose what caused the malfunction, as well as the appropriate state agencies prior to re-opening.

World Holiday Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Enforcement Campaign
Author: 0 Holiday Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Enforcement Campaign

If you're thinking about driving under the influence during the holidays, think again. On Friday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced State Police, along with local law enforcement, will be participating in the " Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over " national crackdown on impaired driving.

World Mnangagwa: I'm president of united & non-racial Zimbabwe
Author: 0 Mnangagwa: I'm president of united & non-racial Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans are watching to see how his government will differ from that of his longtime mentor Mugabe. Mnangagwa, sanctioned by the USA years ago for his activities as a top Mugabe aide, has said the government will do all in its power to make sure the elections are "credible, free and fair".

World CNN Commentator Screams, Gloats Over Omarosa Leaving the White House
Author: 0 CNN Commentator Screams, Gloats Over Omarosa Leaving the White House

Details of her exit are thin on the ground, but prolific White House reporter April D. Ryan tweeted that it may or may not have had something to do with Roy Moore's loss to Doug Jones the evening prior. Patrick's Day and a photo shoot that could not be released because that would constitute a security breach. The Congressional Black Caucus called out the White House aide after she extended an invitation to the 49 members of the caucus to the White House for a meeting .

World New Yorkers return to subway day after Port Authority attack
Author: 0 New Yorkers return to subway day after Port Authority attack

The device did not fully detonate, and Ullah was the only one seriously hurt in the Monday morning attack. The bomb suspect was being treated for burns and cuts to his abdomen and hands suffered in the blast. On Facebook the morning of the attack, authorities say Ullah posted a statement: "Trump you failed to protect your nation". "President Donald Trump used Monday's bombing to highlight the urgent need for Congress to enact legislative reforms" on immigration", he said in a statement.

World Hornets, Blazers look for points from point guards
Author: 0 Hornets, Blazers look for points from point guards

The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 103.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 101.3 points on 44.8 percent shooting. ABOUT THE HORNETS (10-17): Charlotte had little chance after falling behind by 15 in the first quarter against the mighty Rockets and there was no great comeback with a 4-for-21 showing from 3-point range.

World California swimmer hospitalized after sea lion bites him on the arm
Author: 0 California swimmer hospitalized after sea lion bites him on the arm

A man was taken to a trauma center with non-life threatening injuries. In the last day, at least three people have been bitten by a sea lion while swimming in the waters in and around Aquatic Park near Fisherman's Wharf. "Sea lions can be playful; however, they can also be territorial and risky especially during the mating seasons", the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says.

Author: 0 House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's not leaving anytime soon

Ryan "assured the president that those were not accurate reports and that they look forward to working together for a long time", Sanders said. Ryan says this is because he's tiring of politics, but the truth is that he's scared to death about not only losing his race for reelection, but about the overall backlash that the Republican Party is facing in the midterms.