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WH's Miller Responds: CNN Has 'Very Low Journalistic Standards'

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White House domestic policy advisor Stephen Miller refused to go off his talking points bashing the book by Michael Wolff about the early days of the Trump White House. Miller, during his CNN appearance, praised Trump as "a self-made billionaire who revolutionized reality TV and who has changed the course of our politics". Read More »

Trump asked why 'pretty Korean lady' analyst wasn't negotiating with North Korea

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Trump was unsatisfied and asked again, the officials said. Trump, it has often been reported, likes to match people to jobs he thinks they look qualified for. Kim called the 71-year-old American president "the mentally deranged USA dotard". The White House has denied and corrected a quote attributed to US President Donald Trump that suggested he had good contacts with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Read More »

Quick Take: Chinese Regulator Denies Curbing US Treasury Purchases

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The dollar recouped some of its recent losses on Thursday after China's regulator dismissed a report that the country could halt its buying of USA treasuries, boosting the greenback following its biggest one-day fall in a month. Earlier in the day, he told Bloomberg News that the unconstrained fund is short the bond market. The news sent 10-year US Treasury bond yields to their highest levels since March last year, while the dollar fell against a number of major currencies. Read More »

Marcus Mariota strained his quad in first quarter

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Since 2001, quarterbacks making their first or second career playoff start are 0-7 against New England . When the Titans review their performance, they'll be most disappointed they didn't take advantage of some of their strengths - things that might have helped spring an upset for the ages. Read More »

WVU's 15-game win streak snapped in narrow loss to Texas Tech

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Esa Ahmad added 18 in his season debut following an NCAA academic suspension. West Virginia built its lead to 47-36 with less than 13 minutes remaining, but a 9-2 run from Texas Tech that was capped off by a three-pointer from Brandone Francis had the Red Raiders within one point of the Mountaineers. Read More »

IL evaluating Medicaid work requirement

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Another 37 percent are either pregnant women, elderly or disabled. Many of them have jobs that don't provide health insurance. One of those states was Arkansas. If a suspended beneficiary hasn't met the work or volunteering requirement by their redetermination date, their Medicaid enrollment will be terminated and they will have to submit a new application to rejoin Medicaid. Read More »

Aftershocks hit Iran-Iraq border after deadly November natural disaster

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There were no reports of significant damage, and electricity and internet services were not interrupted in central Baghdad. Iranian state television reported people rushed out into the streets amid the temblors. In Iraq, nine people were killed and 550 were injured, according to the United Nations. Earlier on Thursday, the USGS said a magnitude-4.9 quake hit Iran's southern province of Kerman before dawn. Read More »

38 minutes of fear: How a Hawaii missile alert test went wrong

An emergency alert notification sent out on Saturday claiming a "ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii" was a false alarm caused by an employee pressing the "wrong button" during a shift change, according to Hawaii Gov. As he and his wife discussed their options, he got another smartphone alert reading, "There is no missile threat or danger to the State of Hawaii". Read More »

Chelsea Manning files for US Senate run in Maryland

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Now it looks like she'll be running for Senate. After it surfaced that Citizen Manning was filing for the senator election campaign in Maryland, thousands indicated that they would unsubscribe from those who refused to support Manning's bold aspirations, thus lauding Chelsea's efforts to fight total government secrecy. Read More »

Trump Exempts Florida from Offshore Drilling

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Florida Republicans who protested the Trump administration's plan to open almost all coastal waters to drilling cheered a vow from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that their state would be "off the table" in the new plans going forward. But Secretary Zinke's decision to take Florida off the table "should have his lawyers cringing", Hayes said. Zinke added that he supports Scott's position that "Florida is unique and its coasts are heavily reliant on tourism as an economic driver". Read More »

More Trump allegations after report lawyer paid porn star

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Lawyer Michael Cohen , who was a top lawyer at the Trump Organization for years and remains a personal attorney for Trump, negotiated the nondisclosure agreement in October 2016, a month before the 2016 election, the Journal reported . A popular and successful adult film star, Daniels retired from the screen in 2016. Davidson told the Journal that she previously represented Clifford and declined to comment on the reports, citing "attorney-client privilege". Read More »

Will Call Pakistan's Nuke Bluff If Tasked To Cross Border: Army Chief

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Responding to US Ambassador Ken Juster's proposal for "reciprocal military liaison officers at each other's combatant commands" by the US and Indian armies, General Rawat said that the proposal is still being debated and considered. "This year it will shift to North Kashmir's Baramulla, Pattan, Handwara, Kupwara, Sopire and Lolab and some northern areas of Bandipore so that the infiltration can be thwarted there", General Rawat said. Read More »

Bangladeshi immigrant indicted in failed pipe bombing at Port Authority

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Akayed Ullah , 27, now faces charges including one count of seeking to provide material support to a terrorist organization, namely Daesh, and one count of using and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. Ullah was injured, and three others were slightly hurt. He seemed to walk gingerly to his seat before the hearing began. The pipe bomb did not fully explode. Read More »

Flu has killed 20 children already this season

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Derrick Anderson said. The acting state health officer, Scott Harris, said hospitals in almost one-third of Alabama's counties are at 90 percent of their patient capacity, and some are full. So far 43 schools and 55 long-term care facilities in the state have reported outbreaks, though epidemiologists note those numbers only reflect the cases that were bad enough to force a clinic or hospital visit-meaning thousands more cases are likely going uncounted. Read More »

Yep, Bannon is Gone at Breitbart

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Trump himself said Wednesday that it "seems unlikely" that he'd give an interview in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. According to Mr Wolff, Mr Bannon said then that he wanted to stay in the White House. Mr Bannon reporteldy quickly set up shop in the West Wing in an office just across the hallway from the White House Chief of Staff's office, where he made a lengthy list of goals on a white board. Read More »

First responders search for 8 still missing after California mudslides

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At least 25 people were injured and several homes were swept off their foundations by powerful floodwaters. The storm hit hard between 3 and 6 a.m. Tuesday. She returned to her hometown of Los Angeles in 1979, where she began selling high-end real estate on the city's west side. "Realistically we suspect we are going to have the discovery of more people killed in this incident", Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said at a Thursday news briefing, adding that he was hoping to find ... Read More »

Turkey summons US Chargé d'Affaires over Syria issue

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It has repeatedly condemned Washington's support for the YPG. But in a major potential obstacle for Sochi, Turkey says it will oppose any talks involving the Syrian Kurdish militia the Peoples' Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara views as a terror group. Read More »

Freeland hails Trump's 'sensible' suggestion of NAFTA talks extension

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Mexico, Trump said , "can pay for it indirectly through NAFTA". She made her remarks amid signs that Canada and Mexico might be prepared to reverse their steadfast opposition to several US hard line demands for changes to NAFTA. That means Mexico will essentially have paid for the wall, he said. That report seems to have been a false alarm for now, but the response it provoked revealed another possibility: Is Trump less likely to leave NAFTA now than he was several months ago? The U.S. Read More »

Fog warning for Flintshire - Thursday evening through to Friday

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The met office added: "There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected". The warning, which was originally issued at 2am this morning, now runs until 2am Friday morning and is in effect for the entire country. Read More »

Judges angry about functioning of India's Supreme Court

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One of the four senior judges of the SC, Justice Jasti Chelameswar , said: "Democracy can not survive without free judiciary". "There have been instances where a case having far-reaching consequences for the nation and the institution had been assigned by Chief Justice of this court selectively to benches without rationale basis". Read More »

14 dead, mostly women, as fire breaks out at Kamala Mills Compound

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She made it clear that one can't blame the Police, also responsible for giving permissions to restaurants and pubs, for the Kamala Mills blaze, and that they generally do a great job. "They used this open space to illegally serve customers", he said. Designated officer of G-south ward Madhukar Shelar, sub-engineer of the ward Dinesh Mahale, Junior Engineer Dhanraj Shinde, Medical Officer of Health of the ward Dr Satish Badgire, and Assistant Divisional Fire Officer S S Shinde are the five ... Read More »

Karni Sena protests outside CBFC office in Mumbai; members detained

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The clarification follows Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC ) chairperson Prasoon Joshi's statement that no more than five modifications have been suggested to the makers for the film to get U/A certificate. The modification includes changing the disclaimer that the movie does not claim historical accuracy and added that the movie does not subscribe to the Sati system practice. Read More »

Merkel strikes deal with social democrat rivals

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Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the EU's executive Commission, said the European part of the deal was "a significant, positive, constructive future-looking contribution to the European policy". The coalition blueprint document commits: "in close partnership with France", to "sustainably strengthen and reform the eurozone so that the euro can better withstand global crises". Read More »

New Poll: Majority of Americans Oppose Federal Intervention on Marijuana

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Code that governs "intoxicating liquors". As states nationwide began approving marijuana for medical or recreational use, the Obama administration curtailed enforcement of the federal marijuana laws in those states, sharply limiting prosecution of dispensaries, banks, and other participants in the newly legitimate marijuana business. Read More »

Arab League Drafts Response To Trump's Jerusalem Decision

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The US is now UNRWA's primary source of funding, giving the agency over $300 million per year. Egypt continues to struggle to contain threats from a variety of regional foes, including the Palestinian militant group Hamas, Iran, and scattered ISIS militants in the Sinai Peninsula, a strip of land that links northeastern Egypt to southern Israel . Read More »

President Trump reportedly refers to Haiti, African nations as s***hole countries

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We should have more people from Norway". Lawmakers in the room were "taken aback", the Post said. White House spokesman Raj Shah did not deny Trump's statements . "In short, the President's comments are un-American". In one of his first tweets of 2018, he lashed out at Pakistan saying the USA had "foolishly" handed Pakistan more than $US33 billion in aid over the last 15 years while getting nothing in return. Read More »

Young Texas Church Shooting Victim Finally Returns Home after Months in Hospital

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When 6-year-old Ryland Ward was wounded during the Sutherland Springs massacre in Texas, volunteer firefighter Rusty Duncan promised him a special treat - a ride in a firetruck when he got better. He told six-year-old Ryland that whenever he needs him he's just a phone call away. "It's just a miracle he survived and is doing as well as he is", she said. Read More »

'Do Not Travel' Advisory Issued for Parts of Mexico

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The advisories cite drug cartel activity and violent crime, and the Tamaulipas warning was very blunt. US travelers were also warned to avoid unnecessary trips to the Central American nation of Guatemala due to the high criminal violence, sexual assault, armed robbery and gang-related offenses. Read More »

Iran nuclear deal worth keeping

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In October, Trump said he would not certify Iran's compliance with the nuclear agreement that was negotiated under the previous administration because it was in violation of the "spirit" of the accord, citing its development of ballistic missiles and financial support for terrorism. Read More »

Donald Trump's UK Visit Canceled, Rex Tillerson May Open New London Embassy

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Despite the cancellation, Trump is still expected to visit later this year, with a Downing Street saying: "An invitation for a state visit has been extended and accepted". Trump weighed in after multiple media outlets in the United Kingdom reported that he was leaning against a trip to open the new US facility in Nine Elms, south-west London . Read More »