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Ed Lee, San Francisco's first Asian-American mayor, dies at 65


Tuesday night, she tweeted, "Mayor Ed Lee's death is a awful loss for the people of San Francisco ". Lee was appointed mayor in 2011 after Gavin Newsom became California's lieutenant-governor. "It is an enormously sad day for all of San Francisco ", said Rolfe, who recently returned from a monthslong sabbatical. Feinstein said Lee "was an excellent mayor of a great but sometimes challenging city". Read More »

PM Narendra Modi's mother votes in Gujarat election, prays for state's well-being


The voting turnout. Hiraben, the mother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi , has cast her vote at a polling booth in Gandhinagar in the second phase of the Gujarat assembly election 2017. In the video statement uploaded on social media handles of the Congress, Manmohan Singh said that he was deeply hurt by PM Modi's allegations hinting at his collusion with Pakistani guests at the dinner hosted by Mani Shankar Aiyar . Read More »

Rahul Gandhi takes helm of India's Congress party


A "deeply pained and anguished" former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi , accusing him of spreading "falsehood and canards" in a desperate bid to win the Gujarat election and asked him to "apologize to the nation". Read More »

Salvation Army packs food bags for Lincoln families


According to a news release, the donation bin, which contained an undisclosed amount of cash, was taken Friday night. The Salvation Army got a big boost in helping make Christmas bright for many families in need today with the presentation of donations collected by local emery responders. Read More »

Myanmar arrests two Reuters journalists with leaked Rohingya attack documents

The journalists - identified by Reuters as Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo - were arrested Tuesday evening "after they were invited to meet with police officials", the embassy said. Wa Lone has worked for Reuters since a year ago and has covered a range of stories, including the Rohingya crisis in Rakhine state, according to the news agency. Read More »

United States says hacker to plead guilty for role in 2016 cyber attacks


Two other individuals, Josiah White, 20, and Dalton Norman, 21, also pleaded guilty to charges related to the development the Mirai botnet for criminal gain, which they leased to others for payment. Attorney Adam Alexander of the District of Alaska , and Trial Attorney C. Alden Pelker of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Criminal Division. Read More »

Republican Congressman Calls for GOP to Dump 'Disheveled Drunk' Steve Bannon


Moore denies that he did anything improper. King elaborated later on CNN, saying his criticism went beyond politics, and he blistered Bannon, the former White House strategist, in personal terms. His immediate strategy, said one person familiar with it, is to "make McConnell own the Democrat". Pavlich said Bannon does not have a "great track record" with picking candidates and that ultimately the election was lost because Roy Moore was a "bad candidate". Read More »

Trump signs directive for new Space exploration

It was the last Apollo mission to have reached our celestial neighbor, with Schmitt being the most recent living astronaut to have walked on the Moon . As did industry groups the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration and the Commercial Spaceflight Federation , whose president Eric Stallmer said that commercial companies have "invested hundreds of millions of dollars in private capital to develop innovative capabilities for lunar transport, operations and resource utilisation". Read More »

Grassley urges Trump to reconsider controversial judicial picks


Law360, Washington (December 13, 2017, 1:40 PM EST) - Two of President Donald Trump's federal judge picks - Brett Talley in Alabama and Jeff Mateer in Texas - probably won't win congressional approval, a White House aide and Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said Wednesday. Read More »

Katie Taylor retains WBA world lightweight title


But the Irishwoman was just took quick for the powerful American, running out a unanimous points victor by scores of 97-92 (twice) and 98-91. She added on Sky Sports: "I had to be at my very best". A slugfest ensued into the third with the challenger catching Taylor with a terrific overhand left which rocked the world champion slightly. McCaskill, 33, who works in an investment bank in Chicago by day and trains in the evenings, could not cope with the speed of Taylor's punches before the ... Read More »

New York City bombing suspect identified as Akayed Ullah from Bangladesh


One other person was injured in the incident, raising speculation that the bomber may have detonated his device prematurely, or perhaps there was a delay between the activation and the explosion . The MTA said that while subways have resumed service, however. trains on the Seventh and Eighth Avenue lines will not stop at 42nd Street. NEW YORK CITY - Multiple sources are reporting of an explosion coming from a New York city bus terminal that left several people with injuries. Read More »

Joe Biden consoles Meghan McCain on father's cancer diagnosis


She says, "I think about Beau nearly every day and I was told that this doesn't get easier but that you cultivate the tools to work with this and live with this". Whether you are a Republican or a Democrat, you can't help but be moved by this moment... But McCain's condition has appeared to worsen in recent weeks. Read More »

Ronaldo Breaks Record As Madrid Edge Al-Jazira To Advance

Real were struggling to break down the Al Jazira which prompted Zidane to introduce Bale for Benzema in the 81st minute. This came after a lack of understanding between Achraf and Casemiro, beat Keylor before the passivity of Varane, who stared at him because Raphael was a calamity all afternoon. Read More »

NYC Bomber a Beneficiary of Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery Program


Meanwhile, Saipov was himself a visa lottery recipient who immigrated from Uzbekistan in 2010. The worst mass shooting in modern history wasn't done in the name of ISIS or by an immigrant at all. President Donald Trump tweeted last month that he would like to see chain migration end. The president urged Congress to prioritize national security and immigrants who are able to contribute to the economy over immigrants who have little to no ties to the United States. Read More »

Officials deny permits for commemorating violent Charlottesville rally


In his application, Kessler described the event objective as a "rally against government civil rights abuse and failure to follow security plans for political dissidents". Shurtleff. In response to the declaration, Kessler called the move "bogus" and that it "should be reversed in court". As the crowds dispersed, counter-protesters celebrated in the streets. Read More »

Saudi Arabia Is Finally Lifting Its Ban on Movie Theaters


Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been driving a program of social and economic reforms under the Vision 2030 banner, and rescinding the cinema ban is part of that drive. But the country's film industry hasn't been completely dormant. In 2012, Haifaa al-Mansour became the first Saudi woman to direct a feature. "Ever since the news broke, we (Saudi filmmakers, producers, directors, actors) have been going around congratulating each other with "mabrouks" and kisses; it feels like ... Read More »

Meghan and Harry to spend Christmas at Sandringham


The palace put fans of the royal family on notice explaining, "you can expect to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Ms Markle at Sandringham on Christmas Day". After breakfast on Christmas morning, they attend a church service followed by a country walk and games. The 36-year-old will be the first fiancée to spend Christmas at Sandringham, a tradition which is normally reserved for married members of the family. Read More »

Four hurt in 'attempted terror' blast in NY subway


Ullah had attached the pipe bomb to himself with a "combination of Velcro and zip ties", said James P. O'Neill, commissioner of the New York Police Department. On Oct. 31, a man drove a rented truck onto a bike path near the World Trade Center, killing eight people. They said he was reaching for a cellphone and they grabbed his hands. Read More »

Netflix fires exec over controversial Masterson claims


Reached by email, Yeatman declined to comment. A Netflix executive who told an alleged Danny Masterson sexual assault victim that the company did not believe rape accounts about the actor has been fired. Netflix's decision to stick by Masterson for as long as it did was considered curious, given that the company moved quickly to cut professional ties with comedian Louis C.K. Read More »

European Union parliament backs starting next phase of Brexit talks


The timing could not be worse for the Prime Minister, a day before the 27 European Union heads of government are expected to agree "sufficient progress" has been made to move the Brexit talks onto the transitional deal she seeks. " Warm words and woolly concessions from ministers are not enough". Amendment 7. It would prevent the Government using so-called "Henry VIII powers" to enact withdrawal, bypassing MPs even if they reject the deal the Prime Minister secures. Read More »

Minnesota Governor Set to Name Al Franken's Senate Replacement


Smith responded to a text message from an AP reporter seeking comment Wednesday by simply thanking the reporter. Gov. Mark Dayton confirmed Wednesday that he's chosen Lt. A native of New Mexico, she graduated from Stanford and earned an MBA from Dartmouth. She and her husband, Archie, have two sons. She became increasingly politically active in the 1990s, founding a marketing and political consulting firm in 1992. Read More »

Omarosa Manigault Leaving White House


Her departure will not be effective until January 20, 2018, the White House said , exactly one year from the day President Donald Trump was sworn in. Manigault Newman's decision comes at the start of what's expected to be a round of departures heading into the new year. But she clashed at times with the Washington political establishment in the White House. Read More »

Al-Quds to remain Palestine's capital: Rouhani


Opposition to Israel and support for the Palestinian cause have been central to Iran's foreign policy since the Islamic revolution of 1979 that toppled the US -backed Shah. "Our message is that the Palestinian cause is the most important issue for the Muslim world". Haniyeh said the United States move is a "flagrant aggression against the Muslim ummah", and Muslim governments must take "firm decisions" in the upcoming summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to support their ... Read More »