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California torture house: Teen who escaped overcame tremendous odds

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A 12-year-old was the weight of a typical 7-year-old. Many didn't know what a police officer was, and also did not know what pills and medicines were. The torture and false imprisonment charges do not include the two-year-old, Hestrin said. However, authorities said evidence suggested that only his children were taught there, News Corp reports. Read More »

Good news! NZ PM Jacinda Ardern pregnant with first child

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When asked about her thoughts on commentators questioning her ability to be a mother and Prime Minister, Ms Ardern said "everyone is going to have their own view". The 37-year-old anxious her staff might notice she was eating constantly, and only the same foods. "I know these are special circumstances, but there are many women who have done it well before I have". Read More »

British PM May says honored by French loan of Bayeux Tapestry

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Probably in a similar context. Macron spoke of the "risks" in having a "yes or no" referendum, saying he wouldn't "want to take any bets" if France held their own poll. "This special way should be consistent with the preservation of the single market and our collective interests". The Prime Minister has repeatedly outlined her wish for a post-Brexit trade deal including both goods and services. Read More »

Toronto in running for new Amazon headquarters

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A bill passed in Christie's final days in office would make $7 billion in state and city tax credits available if the retailer comes to the garden state. There is no indication as to which cities would be making the next cut, but Indianapolis has already surprised people by being listed among the top 20. Read More »

SD Counties South Of I-90 Under Winter Storm Watch For Weekend

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While the storm could change, Mitchell said southern Minnesota could see up to a foot of snow. A risky winter storm will impact the area through Monday night . High temperatures into the coming week may range from 18-22 with overnight lows in the single digits above zero. Lancaster County is included in a winter weather advisory, with 3-4 inches of snow expected Monday in the Lincoln area. Read More »

Prepared to deal with intense firing by Pak

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The BSF officer added that Pakistan is hitting civilian villages and that the Border Security Force is giving a "befitting reply". Atleast 18 civilians were injured in Arnia and RS Pura sector in cross-border firing and two of them succumbed to injuries. Read More »

White House has known chaos . . . but not like this

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Dhillon's private and previously unreported legal advice to Trump could ultimately go against the president's interest, however, by making it increasingly hard for any administration official - or even a member of the president's family who advises Trump - to refuse to provide information to Mueller. Read More »

Trump is in excellent health, doctor says

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On Sunday, Mr Trump told reporters he was "the least racist person you have ever interviewed", adding: "I'm not a racist ". Trump has come under fire for using a vulgar term to refer to Haiti and other African nations during a meeting about immigration last week. Read More »

Centre to set up focus groups to expedite smart cities project

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UP got the maximum share with three- Bareilly, Saharanpur and Moradabad- out of the nine new cities. When asked whether New Town was still a part of the Smart Cities Mission, Puri said, "West Bengal is part of India and it bid for the scheme, and New Town was was one of the announced city for the mission". Read More »

WEF raises concerns over economic impact of new tech in 2018

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According to him, public and private companies have become more vulnerable to cyber-attacks as established IT security controls are now failing to protect the current systems. It illustrated a growing trend of using cyberattacks to target critical infrastructure and strategic industrial sectors, raising fears that, in a worst-case scenario, attackers could trigger a breakdown in the systems that keep societies functioning. Read More »

Washington vows to stay open if government shuts down

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The bill needed 60 votes in the 100-member Senate but fell short with only 50 supporting it. But the military gets paid on the 1st and 15th of every month. One last note: Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office is exempt from the shutdown and will continue its investigation unimpeded. If a shutdown continues, the courts would move into contingency plans . Read More »

Trumps health excellent, has no cognitive issues: WH doctor

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But there's one form of physical activity with which Trump is closely associated: golf. UN Human Rights Spokesman Rupert Colville said at a press conference in Geneva: "There is no other word that can be used but racist, you cannot label entire countries and continents as "shit-holes". Read More »

Bawana cracker factory fire kills 17 workers

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The rescue operation continued for almost two hours before the fire was doused. The situation is now under control, said an official. "We have alerted the AIIMS and the Safdarjung Hospital to keep beds and emergency services ready to attend to any victims from the fire", Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan said. Read More »

Halep topples Davis in marathon

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The third was simply out of this world. "It was the only match that I have played like this, it was very tough and I gave everything I had". Each time, Davis jumped off the deck to break back, fist-pumping to an appreciative crowd. Among the seeded men advancing were No. 6 Marin Cilic, who beat Joao Sousa 6-1, 7-5, 6-2, and No. 10 Pablo Carreno Busta, who was leading 6-2, 3-0 when Gilles Simon retired from their second-round match with a thigh injury. Read More »

With 5 out of 5, Agni missile programme is bang on

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This was the fifth test of the Missile and the third consecutive one from a canister on a road mobile launcher. Created to carry a 1.5- tonne nuclear warhead, Agni-V has been tested four times in "developmental or experimental trials" earlier. Read More »

Twitter Notifies 677k Users of Russian Election Propaganda

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Twitter has been working with United States congressional investigators to determine the full scale of Russian attempts to exploit social media during the election. Twitter had previously said automated accounts were responsible for 1.4 million election-related tweets that received 288 million views. The propaganda work was linked to an organization linked to the Russian government called "Internet Research Agency". Read More »

Kabul: Gunmen 'attacking Intercontinental Hotel'

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There are guests trapped in their rooms. It is not clear how many people are inside the hotel. "Four attackers are inside the building", an official at the Afghan spy agency told Agence France-Presse. "We don't know the details yet but our forces are in the area to bring them down", Danish said. While it shares the same name, the hotel in Kabul is not part of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), which issued a statement in 2011 saying that "the hotel Inter-continental in Kabul is ... Read More »

After 950 years, France to lend Bayeux Tapestry to UK

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The announcement came as UK Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron held a bilateral summit meant to strengthen their security and intelligence ties as Britain negotiates its exit from the European Union . Responding to today's announcement on border security and cooperation, Mark Simmonds, Policy Manager at the British Ports Association, said: "We welcome any measures that smooth the flow of trade and passengers at the border". Read More »

Supreme Court to hear Trump travel ban case

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In addition, the ban's "indefinite entry suspensions constitute nationality discrimination in the issuance of immigrant visas", the judges wrote. Trump relied on a provision of federal law that allows a president to bar admission to aliens that he declares are "detrimental to the interests of the United States". Read More »

DUP MP brands Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as a "nutcase"

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Apple's announcement that it will pay $38 billion in US tax on its overseas cash will not reduce the $16 billion tax bill the company owes Ireland following a European Union ruling, the EU's executive said on Thursday. "It may be that some activities that are carried out in London have to move to the continent", he said. Wilson's comments came in the aftermath of Varadkar's speech in Strasbourg, where he said there can be no "backsliding" on the progress made in Brexit negotiations to date. Read More »

Aussies laid back about Australia Day date

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Victorian Greens MP Lidia Thorpe has suggested flags be flown at half-mast on Australian Day in remembrance of atrocities committed against Indigenous people. City of Armadale mayor Henry Zelones said local Aboriginal elders had told him they were happy with the status quo and he would continue to listen to them. Read More »

Trump Appointee Carl Higbie Resigns Following Offensive Comments

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If you manage to survive one of his cycles of re-appointments, it gives people enough time to dig into your past and see what your historical viewpoints on noteworthy topics are. They're just bad people.' Well, yeah, most Muslims believe that to have sex with men is okay, which I don't like it all... "I'm not afraid of them". He added: "I just don't like Muslim people". Read More »

Backlash over Trump's comments stall bipartisan push for DACA deal

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Sunday, Durbin told media in Chicago he stuck by his initial account of the president's words. The president also rejected as insufficient an immigration deal drafted by the bipartisan group of lawmakers who attended that meeting. Kamala Harris and Sen. These immigrants must pass background checks to earn their status. Becerra also weighed in on a controversy over Trump's alleged vulgar language. Read More »

Hulk Hogan wants to be at Raw 25th anniversary show, WWE responds

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Actually, "people" have been blowing up the Hulkster's phone and driving him insane, OK? On If WWE Wants Him Back: "I don't know if they want me back". Hogan is still hopeful that he'll get the call but it doesn't look like it's in the cards right now. I'd love to see Hogan return myself, considering he's been one of my heroes growing up. Read More »

Shirtless Vladimir Putin plunges into subzero lake

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Footage on state television showed Putin approaching the lake wearing a wearing a cream sheepskin coat and knee-high felt boots while priests waved incense and chanted a religious passage. Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said the temperature of the water was 21 degrees Fahrenheit. After his icy soak, Putin attended service at the monastery church to wrap up a practice Peskov said the president attends every year. Read More »

Eurotunnel wants to be involved if Boris bridge to France goes ahead

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Should the Channel Tunnel be just a first step?" he continued. A spokesperson for Prime Minister Theresa May was reported later to have said that there were no such plans. It is not the first time the idea of a Channel bridge has been raised - transport officials submitted plans for one in 1981 . Experts have said a bridge is "entirely feasible", possibly with a stretch of tunnel in the middle to avoid having an impact on one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. Read More »

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy may start early even without signs of concussions

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The researchers analyzed four human brains from teenagers and young adults who had been exposed to mild head impact but died from another cause after the impact. "To prevent the disease, you have to prevent head impact-it's hits to the head that cause CTE", Goldstein added. The late National Football League players Frank Gifford, Ken Stabler, Junior Seau, Dave Duerson, and Andre Waters - to name just a few - were diagnosed with CTE after their deaths. Read More »