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Hardik Patel takes dig at BJP over exit polls for Gujarat

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Sahara Samay and India News predict 110-120 seats for the BJP and 65-75 seats for the Congress; News Nation gives the BJP 124-128, and Congress 52-56. Dholka, another rural seat in Ahmedabad , witnessed 69.27% turnout, the third highest. Of the total 33 districts, 15 recorded over 70% polling, while 17 others clocked between 60 and 70%. Read More »

Supreme Court refuses Cong's plea for counting of VVPAT slips

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Senior Congress leaders Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Kapil Sibal appeared on behalf of the party. He added that the subject was one that could be debated and allowed the petitioner to withdraw the plea and asked him to file a fresh petition that will take up the issue of electoral reforms. Read More »

Trump judicial nominee struggles with basic legal knowledge during hearing

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The questions appeared basic, slam-dunks for any federal judicial nominee. "The Trump administration is now working to fill more than 100 vacant court seats with conservative judges". Petersen: The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. PETERSEN: Sen. Kennedy , I don't have that readily at my disposal but I would be happy to take a closer look at that. Read More »

Trump adviser to tell all after White House exit

Asked by Fox News host Laura Ingraham about her reported stormy departure, Spicer said he had no insights. She and Kelly had a "candid conversation" in the White House Situation Room, she said. But the office languished under her watch and Kelly had indicated that changes were forthcoming - including her dismissal, according to two White House officials who insisted on anonymity to discuss personnel matters because they were not authorized to speak publicly about them. Read More »

New York Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson will not travel to New Orleans

A source confirmed he was late for a team meeting on Friday, a recurring trend of tardiness. FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson has been benched for the team's game at New Orleans on Sunday. "I made my decision", he said. Wilkerson wasn't seen at practice or in the locker room on Friday. Last week, Wilkerson refused to answer any questions about his Chiefs suspension and instead asked reporters to keep their inquiries related to the Broncos. Read More »

PM Modi hopes for constructive winter session

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The Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar announced on Thursday that "The government has requested all parties, especially the opposition, for their co-operation for the smooth functioning of the House", post a meeting with all parties ahead of the winter session . Read More »

Thomas Fire fallout fans false fears of nearby brush fire

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He joined the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection in 2009. Cal Fire says the weekend's conditions won't be as severe as what led to October's fires, but the concern remains. "As I was up in the canyon and I watched his fire brethren remove his flag-draped body from the canyon in the hills above where we sit right here, I couldnt help but think about his pregnant wife and his young daughter who will never see their husband and father again", Dean said. Read More »

Congress says, Sonia has retired as party chief not from politics

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Sonia Gandhi had fallen ill during the Varanasi road show on August 2 a year ago and had dislocated her left shoulder during the rally. Sonia Gandhi's relationship with opposition has been rather hard and not a cordial one as BJP has time and again raised question over her Italian roots, her nationalism, her ability to lead India and Sonia has like a true soldier faced all the problems and taken them head on and was exclusively responsible for Congress completing 10 years at the centre. Read More »

Sh Rashid pats Jemima for saving Imran Khan

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Abbasi had filed the petition seeking disqualification of PTI chief and party's secretary general Tareen for not disclosing their assets and ownership of the offshore companies. Sources said Tareen made a decision to step down from the party post during his meetings with PTI members. "Tareen was disqualified technical ground", he said. Read More »

Elderly woman arrested after refusing to be evicted from Florida senior home

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She was asked to move out multiple times, but police say she refused. The body cam video showed officers escorting a screaming Fitzgerald out of the house with the help of a walker. "She refuses all help". Throughout the video, she cries "you're hurting me" while officers continuously say that they're just trying to help her. She also said that she tried to pay rent in October but was refused and that Franklin House would not assist her in finding another home. Read More »

North Korea remains defiant against world pressure on nuclear weapons

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South Korean defense officials have said that North Korea's newest missile appears capable of reaching Washington , though it remains unclear if the rocket is capable of reliably delivering a nuclear warhead. Mr Kono said last week's visit to Pyongyang by United Nations political chief Jeffrey Feltman "only reconfirmed the dire reality" that North Korea "is nowhere near ready" to abandon its nuclear and missile programs, "nor is it interested in returning to a meaningful dialogue". Read More »

Erdogan: Turkey launching United Nations initiatives to annul US Jerusalem move

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Addressing crowds gathered in the central Anatolian city of Konya at a rally for al-Quds, the president said via teleconference that Turkey would first seek the annulment of the U.S. A day after the summit, Turkey unveiled its intention to open its embassy in East Jerusalem. "Recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is illegal, and we believe the U.S. Read More »

Deadly Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Hits Java In Indonesia

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There were reports of collapsed buildings near the epicenter, the Associated Press reported, and National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said there were reports of deaths. Damage to a hospital in Jakarta . He said buildings collapsed and were damaged in several cities and towns of central and western Java. I ran from room to room trying to find out what was going on. Read More »

Up to Four Inches of Snow Friday Night

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Saturday in the Missoula and Bitterroot area. Light snow is expected to develop between 2 and 4 p.m. and will continue through the evening. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Snow chances return on Sunday! There's a 40 percent chance for rain on Saturday night after midnight and a low around 40 expected. Saturday's high near 61 degrees includes sunny skies and southerly winds gusting as high as 20 miles per hour. Read More »

Dayton chooses Smith to succeed Franken

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Gov. Smith over the years and she has always been attentive to issues important to greater Minnesota". Smith was widely viewed as Dayton's preference to fill the seat. At least eight women shared stories of him touching them inappropriately without consent during photo-opportunities, on a celebrity tour to military installations overseas or at political events. Read More »

Anderson Cooper's Hacked Twitter Account Called President Trump 'Pathetic Loser'

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Cooper's account replied: "Oh Really?" This is now the only official statement by CNN explaining the tweet sent from Anderson's account. Trump noted that he had first backed Roy Moore's primary opponent, Luther Strange . While the tweet was deleted, screenshots are being reposted on social media. "We are looking into how this happened", he said . You endorsed him you tool! While some felt the tweet didn't sound like something Cooper would say, others said his assistant probably ... Read More »

MI police chief nauseated by screams of girl cuffed by officers

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Police launched an investigation into Hodges's detainment after a complaint was filed on her behalf. The 11-year-old said the incident has impacted her in other ways, too. The police detained two more women, who were unarmed, who exited the house. Grand Rapids Deputy Chief Eric Payne attended the clergy meeting and said the clergy group has a right to make a requests with the Department of Justice. Read More »

Trump's al-Quds move sign of frustration, Iran says

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He said that the decision will fan violence in the region, giving extremists an excuse to sow chaos. In its draft communique, the bloc said the USA declaration was an "announcement of the US administration's withdrawal from its role as sponsor of peace" but softened the blow in the final version, urging the Trump administration to rescind the "unlawful decision that might trigger chaos in the region". Read More »

Okinawa police inspect U.S. helicopter after incident

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Jerry Martinez and requested that the USA military voluntarily refrain from flying Super Stallions. State Minister of Defense Tomohiro Yamamoto met Wednesday with U.S. The aircraft immediately returned to MCAS Futenma and reported the incident. But the relocation would only move the danger to areas around Henoko and do nothing to ease the burden imposed on people in Okinawa. Read More »

NYC weather: Snow blankets city Thursday morning

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The wind will shift to the northwest as a cold front sweeps through the area. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Friday: Mostly cloudy with a few flurries through the morning; partly sunny, breezy and cold in the afternoon. Read More »

Port Authority explosion: Subways, buses, NJ Transit, and PATH all affected

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The explosion that injured four and led to an evacuation was caused by an "improvised low-tech explosive device" that was detonated in the 42nd Street passageway between 7th and 8th avenues, NBC News reported . According to the NYPD, one person is in custody. Investigators are trying to determine if the device may have detonated prematurely, or partially, when it exploded. Read More »

Deputy AG To Answer Allegations Of Bias On Special Counsel's Team

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GOP Rep. Lamar Smith asked Rosenstein about Mueller asking for clarification about the scope of his investigation, whether Mueller may be "casing too wide of a net" in what he's looking into. The Republican effort may also be meant to blunt the political repercussions should Mueller be fired, Democrats say. The texts offered new ammunition. Read More »

Kyle Walker: 'Manchester City will not be complacent'

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The Citizens are without defender Vincent Kompany through a muscle injury, while John Stones and Benjamin Mendy are also out. The moment elevates the performances rather than engulfs it, and by the end one or both of the teams will have demonstrated that they truly are a class above. Read More »

Erdogan, Putin warn of further tension over US Jerusalem move

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Violence along the Israel-Gaza border has flared since US President Donald Trump's recognition last week of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and the Israeli military's demolition on Sunday of a cross-border tunnel it said was dug by Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the small coastal enclave. Read More »

Native Activists Responsible for Redskins Name Change Hoax

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Not only was the prankster able make it appear as if the story was appearing on multiple webpages like ESPN , Sports Illustrated and the Washington Post , but the "news sites" all looked fairly believable, with legitimate logos, branding and layout designs. Read More »

Controversial Judicial Nominee Brett Talley Withdraws Nomination

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According to other reports, Mateer in 2015 said he believed transgender children were " Satan's spawn " and defended a judge's right to support certain kinds of discrimination, including on the basis of sexual orientation. On Wednesday, a Trump administration official told NPR that Talley's judicial appointment " will not be moving forward ". The committee has not received Mateer's paperwork, a spokesman said. Read More »

Colts Violated NFL Policy By Sending Non-Players To Clear Snow

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Even Mother Nature can't bury a Bills team that continues to exceed even the most modest of preseason expectations. The Colts have three games remaining. "But still a lot of work to do". That will be easier said than done, however, with questions lingering as to who will be starting at quarterback for Buffalo as The Bee went to press. Read More »

Madonsela cries with joy as Zuma is castigated by the High Court

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In October, the Supreme Court of Appeal upheld an earlier High Court decision reinstating almost 800 corruption charges relating to an arms deal that were filed against Zuma but shelved before he ran for president in 2009. "The allegations. detailed in the report are extremely serious", Mlambo said. "The commission of inquiry is to be given powers of evidence collection that are not less than that of the Public Protector", Mlambo ruled. Read More »

European countries 'complicit' in horrific abuse of refugees and migrants

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Amnesty International organization accused European governments of complicity in torture and abuses against refugees and migrants in Libya, citing the European Union's support for these actions. The bloc has also tried to accelerate the repatriation of migrants from Libya to their countries of origin. The moves have trapped an estimated 20,000 migrants in Libya, where detention facilities are overcrowded and unsanitary, Amnesty International said. Read More »