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by | December 22, 2018 | 12:24

More than 400,000 United States government employees will go without pay, 380,000 will be put on leave without pay as America faced a partial government shutdown midnight Friday just days before the Christmas holidays and all this is happening over another Donald Trump tantrum.

by | December 22, 2018 | 09:56

The delay comes as a surprise since Flynn's team appeared poised to go through with sentencing at the beginning of Tuesday's hearing. Prosecutors filed the redacted copy of the interview notes following a dispute between lawyers and a judge's intervention.

by | December 22, 2018 | 09:58

It said Ginsburg was "resting comfortably" and would remain in the hospital for "a few days". "Currently, no further treatment is planned", the statement reads . According to her bio , Rusch "was among the first women in the country to be board certified in this specialty". ( Ginsburg cracked three ribs after falling in her office, the Associated Press reported, forcing her to miss a welcoming ceremony for Justice Brett Kavanaugh ).

by | December 22, 2018 | 09:29

U.S. troops stormed into Afghanistan in November 2001 in an invasion that followed the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. "This signals to the Taliban that the USA is serious about negotiating an exit". As the old saying goes, the West may have the watches, but the Taliban have the time .

by | December 21, 2018 | 23:14

Woodland Park police Chief Miles de Young would not say whether Berreth's body had been found or what led to the charges of murder and solicitation to commit murder against Patrick Frazee , allegedly the last person to see 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth .

by | December 21, 2018 | 20:39

The government funding package, which includes almost $8 billion in disaster aid for coastal hurricanes and California wildfires, now goes to the Senate, where its prospects are grim amid strong opposition from Democrats. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will nearly certainly be the new speaker of the House and would likely push through a new temporary funding bill without any money for Trump's wall, hoping the Republican-controlled Senate would accept it.

by | December 21, 2018 | 20:35

The CIA determined that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered Khashoggi's murder, according to the Post . He went missing on October 2 during a visit to Saudi Arabia's diplomatic offices in Istanbul . A committee headed by the prince has approved the creation of three departments to ensure intelligence operations are in line with the national security policy, worldwide human rights law and "approved procedures", the official Saudi Press Agency said on Thursday.

by | December 21, 2018 | 17:33

She reiterated Labour's preference for a general election, telling BBC Radio 4's Today that Labour "may be able to win one when we come back and the issue of her deal comes up once again with a meaningful vote". It raises the prospect that the immigration system the government is designing is as much about ensuring there's a flow of unskilled labour, as it is about skilled workers.

by | December 21, 2018 | 17:16

Whitaker's decision was likely to raise new concerns in Congress that he might try to curb or shut down Mueller's investigation , which President Donald Trump has derided as a "witch hunt". While working as a legal commentator for CNN, Whitaker once opined about a scenario in which Trump could fire Sessions and then appoint an acting attorney general who could stifle the funding of Mueller's probe.

by | December 21, 2018 | 16:17

In a significant policy move addressing the problem of "catch and release", Mexico has agreed to require Central Americans seeking asylum at the US border to remain in Mexico while their cases move through immigration courts . The recent arrival of a caravan of Central American migrants at the US southern border brought fresh attention to asylum-seekers, particularly after a clash between protesters and Border Patrol agents.

by | December 21, 2018 | 15:41

Instead, he asked Flynn's attorneys if he wanted the sentencing to be delayed, and to give their client time to cooperate further with Mueller's team. "It wasn't, 'Don't do anything, '" Flynn responded, according to a memo made public for the first time Monday night. Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election and whether Trump has unlawfully sought to obstruct the probe has cast a shadow over his presidency.

by | December 21, 2018 | 15:11

Obama to audience applause. After a few moments of laughter, Fallon asked "Is that what was going through your mind?" Fallon asked after he was able to somewhat regain his composure. Now, nearly two years since leaving the post, she is revealing the hilarious last words she uttered after Donald Trump's presidential inauguration in 2017.

by | December 21, 2018 | 11:43

Clouds continue to increase ahead of another big storm system. You could also head out west to the Rockies or to the northern parts of NY or New England - that's where you get at least an inch of snow more than 90 percent of the time. Mr Deakin said Britain could face a mild Christmas Day, adding: "If this scenario is right your Christmas day walk is likely to be grey, damp and drizzly but mild - temperatures way too high to see some snow.

by | December 21, 2018 | 10:13

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's recent announcement to bring federal criminal justice reform legislation for a vote surprised many proponents accustomed to disappointment. Among other provisions, the bill aims to lower the number of federal inmates through changes in some sentencing laws and through better support for prisoners returning to society so they don't commit new crimes and return to prison.

by | December 21, 2018 | 07:57

Here is Mattis' resignation letter . North Korea will not give up its nuclear arms unless the "U.S. nuclear threat to Korea" is eliminated, North Korean state media said Thursday. Tom Cotton and Lindsey Graham-would be shocking choices now. In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Mattis commanded the Marines who launched an early amphibious assault into Afghanistan and established a USA foothold in the Taliban heartland.

by | December 21, 2018 | 02:13

OMB guidance states that two business days before a potential lapse, agencies need to notify employees of their work and pay status under a lapse - that is, if they are furloughed or excepted. Schumer called shutting down the government over Christmas "a awful idea, one of the worst to come down the pike in a very long time". Reuters reported Wednesday that Congress managed to settle on a short-term "stop-gap" measure that would fund most government agencies through early February, when ...

by | December 20, 2018 | 22:25

It also broke into computers that held data belonging to NASA and the US navy and took private identify information of more than 100,000 navy personnel, the indictment says. "We want China to cease its illegal cyber activities", Rosenstein said. Chinese espionage efforts have become "the most severe counterintelligence threat facing our country today", Bill Priestap, assistant director of the FBI's counterintelligence division, told the committee.

by | December 20, 2018 | 21:02

It raises further doubts on whether leader Kim Jong-un will ever relinquish an arsenal he may see as his greatest guarantee of survival. The exact definition of denuclearization is likely to be raised again as Trump has said he is working to meet again with Kim sometime early next year.

by | December 20, 2018 | 20:44

Abdullah was born with a degenerative brain disease that causes severe seizures. Their son was born in Yemen , almost two years after the country's ongoing civil war erupted in 2015. The boy began seeking treatment at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland, where doctors sent letters to the embassy in Cairo about Abdullah's dire health, Sweilem said.

by | December 20, 2018 | 17:40

The CBS Late Show host roasted Trump, on Monday night for a tweet in which he referred to his former attorney, Michael Cohen , as a "rat". Both Trump and Cohen have been in a war-of-words after the sentencing with the two trading barbs and allegations against each other.

by | December 20, 2018 | 16:10

Russian President Vladimir Putin once again masterfully evaded a standard question from a journalist about his future personal life by saying that "as a decent man" he would have to marry someone again "sooner or later", but didn't provide any other details on the matter.

by | December 20, 2018 | 11:31

Those planes will be available for deployment aboard two flat-top ships, the JS Izumo and JS Kaga, which at more than 800 feet long and displacing 27,000 tons are the largest ships in the Japanese fleet. "We must make sure we have funds for things like social security, which affect people's everyday lives", said Shigeki Sato, a member of the junior coalition Komeito party, who worked on the defense guidelines.

by | December 20, 2018 | 09:02

Similarly, commons leader Andrea Leadsom later highlighted how Bercow himself had failed to apologise to her, after calling her a "stupid woman" during an aside earlier this year. Mr Corbyn then shook his head and muttered "stupid woman" under his breath, as a lip-reader confirmed to The Sun. The Commons descended into chaos as the video was circulated widely on Twitter during Prime Minister's Questions, prompting calls from Tory MPs for Speaker John Bercow to recall Mr Corbyn to explain ...

by | December 20, 2018 | 08:28

Days after Meng's arrest, the first two Canadians were detained in Beijing for allegedly endangering China's national security. Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, was arrested in Canada on December 1 at the request of the United States , which wants her extradited to face charges that she and her company misled banks about the company's business dealings in Iran.

by | December 20, 2018 | 03:44

A complete withdrawal of USA troops from Syria would still leave a sizable US military presence in the region, including around 5,200 troops across the border in Iraq . Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a short statement Wednesday. But one Defense Department official suggested that Trump also wants to divert attention away from the series of legal challenges confronting him over the recent days: the Russian investigation run by the special counsel as well as the sentencing of ...