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Just 1 person with man in hotel standoff


A 40-year-old woman who was with the man was released late Monday. "They actually broke the door in half, and rammed the door off its hinges", Clark said. Roads near the Graduate Hotel on Washington Avenue on the University of Minnesota's East Bank have been shut down due to "public safety situation", according to a spokeswoman for the university and Minneapolis police. Read More »

Pakistan court rejects Nawaz Sharif objections


The hearing is underway to determine the duration of disqualification of elected officials on the violation of Article 62 (1)(f) and other related laws. On December 15, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, a three-judge bench disqualified PTI leader Tareen under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution for deliberately submitting a false statement in the Supreme Court to hide his property in the United Kingdom. Read More »

'Congressional Black Caucus Took a Knee Nearly All Night'


The Congressional Black Caucus, who collectively showed up wearing all-black and kente cloth fabric, was absolutely not feeling it. CBC members appeared conspicuously unenthused throughout the entire address, refusing to applaud when Trump tried to take credit for the decline in the African-American unemployment rate. Read More »

Stormy Daniels Plays Coy With Jimmy Kimmel: "I Don't Know, Did I?"


Shortly after Daniels walked out, Kimmel read the statement aloud to her: "I am not denying this affair because I was paid " hush money " as has been reported in overseas owned tabloids". Daniels appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Show just hours later - Tuesday night, local time - and set tongues wagging when she seemed to allude that the statement may not have been from her. Read More »

T20 Ajman cricket tournament faces anti-corruption probe


There were instances of comical run-outs where both the batsmen stopped mid-pitch intentionally to allow the fielders to pick the ball and return it to wicket-keeper, which left even the commentators in disbelief. The T20 League was privately permitted by the UAE Cricket Board. It has now emerged that Butt, who was banned from cricket for five years and served time in prison following the Lord's spot-fixing scandal of 2010, played two matches in the All Stars tournament despite it being ... Read More »

CDC chief resigns amid reports she bought tobacco stocks


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald , director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, had resigned. Bush. Her holdings had led to her inability to testify before lawmakers in Congress several times, because of conflict of interest rules, frustrating lawmakers. Read More »

'Person of interest' is dead Virginia teen's ex, source says


The station had previously reported that an usual call was made to Moussa's phone the afternoon she went missing. Sources tell FOX 5's Evan Lambert that the person of interest is Moussa's ex-boyfriend. "The autopsy results are pending", Fairfax County police said in a statement. The text was the last time she heard from her twin sister before her body was found covered with leaves Friday morning in Woodlawn Park, according to WRC-TV. Read More »

UK's mass surveillance and data collection powers have been ruled illegal


Today's decision by the Court of Appeal means that the government will nearly certainly have to amend the Investigatory Power Act to protect our human rights. It does, however, send a message to the government declaring they won't be able to get away with unlawful surveillance. Court of Appeal judges ruled that parts of Dripa were unlawful because the data gathered was not used to fight serious crime and because there was no independent sign-off on who could access it. Read More »

Cops Catch Cars Packed With 4000 Kilos Of Stolen Oranges


After a brief chase down a dirt road officers manage to pull over the suspects and discovered the massive haul of stolen fruit. The drivers said they found the fruit laying on the ground, but did not have the proper paperwork to carry that much produce. Read More »

Paul Simon Announces His 'Farewell Performance'


Festival organizers have billed Simon's set as " Homeward Bound: The Farewell Performance ". However, he has yet to officially make a statement regarding whether this show will officially mark the end of his decades-long touring career, and has previously announced his "farewell" several times before, only to eventually return to the road. Read More »

Stormy Daniels denies having affair with Trump


Clifford's puppet nodded yet to " Never have I ever had sex with a married man at a golf course", but didn't answer Kimmel's more pointed questions that clearly identified Donald Trump . In fact, she has reportedly been making serious cash for personal appearances, including for one strip club that CNN says is paying her $75,000 a night. Read More »

Rise of robots 'could put almost 230000 jobs at risk'


The news came in a report released earlier this week, stating that nearly a third of all jobs in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire were at high risk of being taken over by robots in the next few decades. In addition to the Sports Direct warehouse, the town's main employers include the print and packaging firm Linney and electronic appliance company Glenair - meaning machinery is poised to take the burden of a majority of the town's labour. Read More »

House Intel Committee to Meet Behind Closed Doors Amid Secret Memo Fight

The committee voted to release the four-page memo on Monday. And the President has only five days to make the decision or the memo is automatically released. On Capitol Hill , House members began reviewing a separate document drafted by Democrats . Bloomberg reported that the president seethed on Air Force One on his way to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, over the Justice Department's attempts to block the memo's release. Read More »

Minority lawmakers decry suspension of Deputy Ombudsman


According to presidential spokesman Harry Roque, the Office of Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea formally charged Carandang for grave misconduct and grave dishonesty for misuse of confidential information and disclosure of false information on the Duterte family's bank transactions. Read More »

Australia: Journalists find top-secret government documents in furniture shop


They cover five separate governments, and numerous files would legally have remained secret for 20 years. On Wednesday, the ABC revealed the files had been found in locked filing cabinets purchased at a Canberra shop. requires". The files also reveal that almost 200 top-secret code-word protected and sensitive documents were left in the office of minister Penny Wong when Labor lost the 2013 election. Read More »

Tillerson, Mattis Meet with Qatari Officials Amid Tensions in Persian Gulf


In Tuesday's meeting, Qatar's Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani thanked Tillerson and US Secretary of Defense James Mattis for "taking a just position on the illegal activities of the blockading states". Qatar has denied that it funds or supports extremist groups. Defense Secretary Mattis stressed on the importance of a stable and strong Gulf to counter what he labeled a "malign" Iranian influence and other forces of terrorism. Read More »

VW bosses demand probe into diesel tests on monkeys


The German government has denounced experiments funded by German carmakers in which humans and monkeys reportedly inhaled diesel exhaust fumes. In a follow-up report from The New York Times that noted PETA's contact with the company , Volkswagen said that the experiments were wrong and it apologized "for the inappropriate behavior that occurred and for the poor judgment of individuals who were involved". Read More »

Bareilly District Magistrate apologises over his Facebook post


Singh was posted as District Magistrate of Bareilly . "Are they Pakistanis? The same had happened in Khaillum in led to stone pelting and filing of FIRs..." During the kanwar yatra a year ago in July, 15 ITBP jawans and two dozen kanwariyas were injured after the latter insisted on taking their procession through Khailam, an area with substantial Muslim population. Read More »

California Teacher Calls US Soldiers 'Dumb Sh*ts' in Classroom Rant

They're not, like, high-level thinkers, they're not academic people, they're not intellectual people, they're the freakin' lowest of our low. "They're the frickin' lowest of our low", Salcido can be heard saying in one of the videos. He also felt that Salcido's comments were "so disrespectful" since his brother and uncles were also marines who fought in Afghanistan and Vietnam and Desert Storm. Read More »