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'Laughable': Tillerson dismisses reports he'll be ousted

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Using his favorite medium, Twitter , Trump posted that while he disagreed with Tillerson on some issues, the laconic Texan would remain in the administration. Tillerson was in the West Wing for meetings, and during an unrelated event Trump was asked if he still wants him in the position. Such an overhaul could produce a significant shift in the tone and direction of the president's foreign policy, removing it from the understated former oil man whose style has never fit well with Mr ... Read More »

Dry weekend with colder air on the way

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Rainfall amounts will help to dent our drought numbers as we could easily see an inch in some spots from the front. Highs will be 67-70, lows in the 40s. Temperatures will climb through the 40s and into the 50s by 8 AM. It will turn much colder and potentially stormy too. GETTING COLD: We dry out but start to cool down Wednesday . Read More »

Bigg Boss 11: When Shilpa Shinde was saved from a wardrobe malfunction

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Shilpa Shinde nearly suffered a wardrobe malfunction when she was in deep conversation with foe-turned-friend Vikas Gupta and Puneesh Sharma in the Bigg Boss 11 house. But, when the music plays, Puneesh comes and choses Vikas over Pryank. However, things refuse to get better between Arshi and Shilpa Shinde. Finally, Vikas won the task and became the captain of the house. Read More »

Murdered teen girl met suspect on Facebook

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A Philadelphia man is charged with fatally stabbing a 15-year-old girl and setting her body on fire after they met on Facebook, according to local TV station WPVI . Her body was found Tuesday behind a building in west Philadelphia. They then called the police. McLean's body was found under a pile of leaves. He faces "abuse of a corpse" charges in addition to murder charges. Read More »

Jimmy Kimmel on Twitter War with Roy Moore

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Kimmel aired it during his monologue. And if you are, I accept, by the way. "And if, when the girls and I show up, if you can control yourself and behave, if you can somehow manage to keep little Roy in your little cowboy trousers when those nubile young cheerleaders come bounding in, you and I, we'll sit down at the food court, we'll have a little Panda Express, and we'll talk about Christian values". Read More »

Turkish Lira, Stocks Lose As NY Trial Implicates Erdogan

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Turkey's Vakifbank said on Friday it had never had any interest or involvement whatsoever in any of the processes mentioned in the USA trial of a Turkish bank executive accused of helping to launder money for Iran. When a top official at Turkey's Halkbank refused to let Zarrab do that, Zarrab said he went to Caglayan - then the economy minister - to pressure Halkbank to play along. Read More »

Congressman used taxpayer funds to settle sex harassment suit

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A bombshell report today revealed that a Republican congressman used taxpayer dollars to settle a sexual harassment claim from a former employee. A Farenthold aide told Greene the lawmaker had "sexual fantasies" and "wet dreams" about her, the lawsuit said, according to Politico . Read More »

U.S. military says North Korea launched new ICBM

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Additional major sanctions will be imposed on North Korea today. The secretary stressed that Russian Federation will not allow military action against North Korea, after the USA diplomat at the United Nations threatened Pyongyang with destruction. Read More »

These countries still have diplomatic relations with North Korea

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China is North Korea's neighbour and its sole major trading partner. Trump wrote on Twitter . Beijing also advocates a "double freeze" approach, where North Korea halts its nuclear program in exchange for the US suspending military drills in the area, to lay the groundwork for an eventual dialogue. Read More »

Man in custody day after teacher shot near Missouri school

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The teacher, whose identity has not been disclosed, was running on a trail when he passed an unidentified man, police said. Police say the student's death "was due to an intentional act committed by the decedent" and that it was the result of a gunshot wound. Read More »

Ex Okinawa Base Worker Gets Life Sentence for Killing Japanese Woman

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The 33-year-old former U.S. Marine stood accused of raping Rina Shimabukuro , hitting her in the head with a club and fatally stabbing her before abandoning her body in April last year. The most recent incident occured on November 19, when a United States marine drove a truck under the influence of alcohol and caused a auto accident in the Okinawan city of Naha, resulting in the death of a Japanese citizen. Read More »

Suspicious Package in Germany Had Nails, Power

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The Potsdam newspaper said police were alerted around 2:30 p.m. (1330 GMT). The package had been delivered to a pharmacy near the market, reported the Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten newspaper. Shortly before, agents had ordered evacuation of area after detecting presence of a package. Police in Germany are taking extra precautions this year, following the attack on Berlin's Christmas market last year. Read More »

Baby declared dead: Case registered against Delhi's Max Hospital over negligence issue

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The incident took place at Shalimar Bagh-located Max Super Specialty Hospital. A similar incident was reported from Safdarjung Hospital in June when a newborn was found alive after doctors had declared the baby dead. The Haryana government has reportedly set up a committee to probe this matter and is expected to submit a report of action taken to the union health ministry secretary Preeti Sudan by next week. Read More »

Following slavery claims Nigeria begins flying citizens home

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President Muhammadu Buhari and five other West African leaders have canvassed for an immediate roadmap to resolve the political impasse in Togo.The Senior Special Assistant to the Nigerian President on Media and Publicity, Mr. "Observes that just this year, no fewer than 10,000 Nigerians have died while trying to illegally migrate through the Mediterranean Sea and the deserts. Read More »

Merkel, Schulz ready for tense talks

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Schulz told reporters Friday that they'd agreed to keep their discussions confidential, but that he was now prepared to discuss with his party's leadership on Monday all options, including re-forming a grand coalition . Sources in the SPD said all options would be discussed - ranging from a re-run of the grand coalition with the conservatives to new elections.in Europe's largest economy. Read More »

EPA maintains renewable fuel standard, draws scorn from farmers and refiners

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Becky Pitz, general manager at Poet Biorefining in Mitchell, said the amount proposed by the EPA for starch-based biofuel was ideal, but the proposed amount for advanced biofuels was lower than expected. In 2018, according to the new rule, 19.29 billion gallons of renewable fuels will be required under the Renewable Fuel Standard, up from 19.28 billion for 2017. Read More »

Kroger shares jump 10% on better-than-expected earnings

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Eqis Capital Management Inc. purchased a new position in Kroger in the 2nd quarter worth $209,000. TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "628,320 Shares in Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) Acquired by Todd Asset Management LLC" was originally published by Week Herald and is owned by of Week Herald. Read More »

Michael Flynn charged with making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Flynn's legal team recently stopped cooperating with the White House, which appeared to be a sign of an impending plea deal. Scheduled grand jury testimony regarding Flynn was also postponed. The White House has issued a statement saying it will not comment on Flynn or this latest development in Mueller's investigation . About four days after Trump became president, Flynn made "materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statements" to law enforcement about a meeting he had with ... Read More »

Britain nears deal with European Union in Irish border Brexit talks

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Environment Secretary Michael Gove has said he would not allow the lowering of food standards in the UK. 'They have to recognise that if this is about treating Northern Ireland differently, or leaving us half in the European Union, dragging along behind regulations which change in Dublin, it's not on'. Read More »

White House says Tillerson to remain as secretary of state

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Even skeptics of the hawkish Central Intelligence Agency director say they would welcome a change - and a solid Trump ally - at the helm of their beleaguered department. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Tillerson "is here" and there are "no personnel announcements to be made at this time". "He serves at the pleasure of the president". Read More »

Gunmen attack agriculture directorate in Peshawar city

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Moreover, reports further stated that as many as eight students were evacuated from the hostel. The Dawn quoted police officials, as saying that the terrorists aimed to attack the university hostel. Pakistan's Geo News reported that Peshawar Capital City Police Officer Sohail Khan is leading the operation. At least two explosions were also heard from the site of the attack. Read More »

BJP MP Kiron gives clarifying statement on Chandigarh gang rape incident

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The BJP MP has been facing flak from various quarters after she quipped that the Chandigarh gang-rape victim could have averted the incident by using her "common sense". So I think you should avail this facility. The police will then send a PCR to pick you up and drop you to your residence. We also have smartphones with which we can click a picture of the number plate of the auto or of the drivers. Read More »