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Foreign Affairs Democrat Tells Ilhan Omar To Cut It Out

Foreign Affairs Democrat Tells Ilhan Omar To Cut It Out Asked by reporters about antisemitic statements made by Omar and Tlaib, Hoyer replied , "Congresswoman Omar apologized ", adding that "the real test is the actions on the floor". Omar also wondered aloud why it was not okay to criticize such groups like AIPAC when criticizing the NRA was fine. "As she said in her apology, we must distinguish between criticism of a particular faith and fair c... [Full Article...]

Husband of woman supposedly killed by panhandler now charged with killing her

Husband of woman supposedly killed by panhandler now charged with killing her Even Oprah Winfrey , whose early career included several years covering Baltimore news, commented that she would "think twice" about giving to panhandlers after reading about Jacquelyn's death. Mayor Catherine Pugh also criticized the killing and cover-up. After the killing, Keith Smith spoke to local media , saying Jacquelyn asked him to pull over so that she could give the young woman $10... [Full Article...]

Vehicle runs over Israeli soldiers in West Bank, 3 attackers shot - IDF

Vehicle runs over Israeli soldiers in West Bank, 3 attackers shot - IDF But the change means Washington's relations with the Palestinians will now fall under the authority of United States ambassador to Israel David Friedman, who has been a supporter of Israeli settlement building in the occupied West Bank. Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner speaks on stage as U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman looks on during the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusale... [Full Article...]

Jane Philpott Resigns From Trudeau Cabinet Amid SNC-Lavalin Affair

Jane Philpott Resigns From Trudeau Cabinet Amid SNC-Lavalin Affair In a statement on her website, as well as in a recent tweet , Philpott says that the SNC-Lavalin scandal has "shaken the federal government in recent weeks and after serious reflection, I have concluded that I must resign as a member of Cabinet". [Full Article...]

New Zealand says 'Bumbling Jihadi' must make his own way home

New Zealand says 'Bumbling Jihadi' must make his own way home The 42-year-old told the ABC he had spent 50 days in an ISIS prison over the incident. He said he witnessed beheadings and executions. Earlier in the morning, when asked about her personal view of Taylor's situation, Ardern told the AM Show: "people will probably pick a lot up in my tone". [Full Article...]

Collection of 1,529 live tortoises and terrapins rescued from smuggler's luggage

Over 1,500 exotic turtles worth £65,626 were found wrapped in duct tape and packed in suitcases at Manila airport after being smuggled from Hong Kong. The 1,529 turtles were turned over to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' Wildlife Traffic Monitoring Unit, the statement said. "Their meat is considered by some to be an aphrodisiac, while the bones are powdered for use in medici... [Full Article...]

House to vote on condemning anti-Semitism after Rep. Ilhan Omar's Israel tweets

House to vote on condemning anti-Semitism after Rep. Ilhan Omar's Israel tweets Omar, who is the first of two Muslim women to serve in Congress, was rebuked by House leaders last month for tweeting , "It's all about the Benjamins baby", suggesting politicians who support Israel only do so for money from pro-Israeli lobbyists. [Full Article...]

Americans, local pilot die in Kenya helicopter crash

Americans, local pilot die in Kenya helicopter crash Meanwhile, Kenyans continue to send their condolence messages to the families and friends of the deceased captain and tourists. Last month three Americans were among five people killed when their plane crashed as they were heading to Lodwar near Lake Turkana. [Full Article...]

Dozens of metro churches closed Sunday morning ahead of winter storm

Dozens of metro churches closed Sunday morning ahead of winter storm Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches of snow is expected for more accumulation expected south of the metro. AccuWeather said the most likely scenario Sunday in Centre County is three to six inches. High winds are also expected. A Winter Storm Warning means that travel is expected to be unsafe and potentially impossible for some periods during the storm. [Full Article...]

US House to probe abuse of power & corruption by Donald Trump

US House to probe abuse of power & corruption by Donald Trump They also want to know if team Trump destroyed any records related to his conversations with Putin. The United States House Judiciary Committee announced on Sunday that it will request documents from over 60 entities and individuals in a sweeping new investigation into allegations of abuse of power and obstruction of justice by US President Donald Trump . [Full Article...]

Colorado avalanche caught on dashcam, shuts down I-70

Colorado avalanche caught on dashcam, shuts down I-70 A rescue volunteer was driving through the Colorado Rockies to help with an "unrelated vehicle-recovery mission" when an avalanche crashed down in front of him, the Summit Daily reported . "It was not a controlled slide", a CDOT spokesperson told FOX31 . The avalanche was one of several in Colorado over the weekend after heavy snow lashed the state. [Full Article...]

Pope: Vatican next year to open archives on wartime Pius XII

Pope: Vatican next year to open archives on wartime Pius XII But the Vatican has staunchly defended Pius XII, saying he used behind-the-scenes diplomacy during the war to keep Jews safe. In New York, Rabbi Rosen, the worldwide director for inter-religious affairs at the American Jewish Committee called Francis' decision "enormously important to Catholic-Jewish relations". [Full Article...]

Israel, Russia to cooperate on foreign troops’ exit from Syria

Israel, Russia to cooperate on foreign troops’ exit from Syria The decision to boost protection for the two came after security officials reviewed possible threats against them following last week's decision by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to indict Netanyahu, pending a hearing, and the prime minister's subsequent allegation that Nitzan and Ben-Ari had pursued him because of political motives. [Full Article...]

Over 180 people injured in Algeria's protests

Over 180 people injured in Algeria's protests Although the president's office earlier had said Bouteflika meant to run again, his candidacy wasn't formal until Sunday. Meanwhile, observers waited to see if president Abdelaziz Bouteflika would return from medical treatment in Geneva to submit his candidacy before Sunday's midnight deadline. [Full Article...]

Tornado death-toll at 14, many still missing in Alabama

Tornado death-toll at 14, many still missing in Alabama Multiple homes were destroyed or damaged in Beauregard, about 60 miles (95 kilometers) east of Montgomery, Smith said. More than 10 people were confirmed dead, and "many, many" injured when an apparent large tornado destroyed several homes in a southeast Alabama community Sunday, according to officials. [Full Article...]

Sanders kicking off his presidential campaign

Sanders kicking off his presidential campaign Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) officially kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign today by resurrecting a pledge to defeat not just President Trump but "Wall Street, the insurance companies, the drug companies, the military-industrial complex, the prison-industrial complex, the fossil fuel industry, and a corrupt campaign finance system". [Full Article...]

Father of lost climber Tom Ballard is reliving wife's death on K2

Father of lost climber Tom Ballard is reliving wife's death on K2 Four Russian mountaineers who are now at K2 base camp have volunteered to join the search for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard. "From there Txikon will use three powerful drones designed for long high altitude flights and he will search the entire area around the Mummery Rib, up to the plateau above and along all hypothetical lines that the climbers may have taken." . [Full Article...]

Paul Manafort Attacks Mueller In Plea For Leniency

Paul Manafort Attacks Mueller In Plea For Leniency He was convicted of charges including tax fraud and bank fraud previous year. In their sentencing memo on his behalf Friday, Manafort's lawyer accused Mueller's team of trying to "vilify" their client, adding that prosecutors' conduct was "beyond the pale and grossly overstates the facts before this Court". [Full Article...]

Estonia election: rise of far right threatens centrist parties

Estonia election: rise of far right threatens centrist parties Reform Party leader Kaja Kallas told The Associated Press while voting in central Tallinn that "the topic that most people talk about are the taxes" and that Ratas' Cabinet "has totally messed (up) the tax system, excise duties, income tax system and people are really annoyed by this". [Full Article...]

No charges against police over the killing of Stephon Clark

No charges against police over the killing of Stephon Clark In determining whether an officer is justified in using deadly force, Schubert said "we must recognize that they are often forced to make split-second decisions". She said enhanced audio revealed Clark cursed at officers as he moved toward their position. For almost a year, community members and activists have demanded police accountability for the death of Stephon Clark, 22, who was killed las... [Full Article...]


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