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Republicans Are Having A 'No Exit' Moment On A Government Shutdown

Republicans Are Having A 'No Exit' Moment On A Government ShutdownWASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump says he's willing to shut down government

POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2018 8:05 PM

Jesuits release list of 89 US priests accused of sex abuse

Jesuits release list of 89 US priests accused of sex abuseJesuit authorities for 20 US states on Monday released the names of 89 priests with credible allegations of child sexual abuse dating as far back as 1950. The disclosures by the Jesuit provinces of Maryland and USA Midwest are the latest chapter in the ongoing sexual abuse scandal roiling the Catholic Church and come after 153 Jesuits were publicly identified by two other provinces earlier this month. "On behalf of the Midwest Jesuits, I apologize to victim-survivors and their families for the harm and suffering you have endured.

POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2018 4:05 PM

Giant ships, new destinations: The biggest cruise stories of 2018

Giant ships, new destinations: The biggest cruise stories of 2018From the debut of the biggest cruise ship ever built to the unveiling of innovative new ship features and itineraries, it was a year of milestones in the cruise world.

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 8:19 AM

E-cigarette usage nearly doubles in U.S. high-schools: survey

E-cigarette usage nearly doubles in U.S. high-schools: surveyThe percentage of high school seniors who used e-cigarettes in the last 30 days nearly doubled to 20.9 percent from last year, results of a survey released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse showed on Monday. The increase in vaping by 10th and 12th graders was the largest year-over-year jump for any substance ever measured by the survey, which started 44 years ago.

POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2018 8:35 AM

French city honors victims of Christmas market attack

French city honors victims of Christmas market attackPARIS (AP) — People filled a square in the French city of Strasbourg on Sunday to show respect and sympathy for the victims of last week's shooting attack near a famous Christmas market as the death toll rose to five.

POSTED DECEMBER 16, 2018 6:43 PM

Camp Fire Cleanup Workers Fired After Posting Disgraceful Photos

Camp Fire Cleanup Workers Fired After Posting Disgraceful PhotosThree contractors working to clear the devastation left in the wake of the

POSTED DECEMBER 16, 2018 9:06 PM

Saudi Arabia condemns US Senate 'interference' over Jamal Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia condemns US Senate 'interference' over Jamal Khashoggi murderSaudi Arabia has strongly denounced US Senate resolutions which called for an end to American support for Saudi forces in Yemen and blamed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.    The kingdom released an unusually forceful statement after both Democrat and Republican senators defied the White House and voted through the largely symbolic resolutions criticising Saudi Arabia.   "The Kingdom categorically rejects any interference in its internal affairs, any and all accusations, in any manner, that disrespect its leadership... and any attempts to undermine its sovereignty or diminish its stature,” the Saudi foreign ministry said. While Donald Trump has said he plans to stand by Saudi Arabia, the US-Saudi relationship is under increasing scrutiny from Congress and the American public after the death of Mr Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist.   The Senate resolutions have no legal weight but will add to pressure on Mr Trump over his administration’s close ties to the kingdom’s leaders.  How the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi unfolded Saudi Arabia insists Crown Prince Mohammed was not aware of the plan to kill Mr Khashoggi, even though one of his closest aides and several members of his security entourage were allegedly involved.  The kingdom argues that its bombing campaign in Yemen is in self-defence against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels who have fired ballistic missiles into Saudi territory. Human rights groups say indiscriminate Saudi bombing and a harsh blockade have killed thousands of civilians.  A UN-brokered ceasefire deal is due to go into effect Tuesday in the key port city of Hodeidah after peace talks between the Houthis and the Yemeni government in Sweden last week.  The agreement was looking shaky after intense fighting in Hodeidah over the weekend but UN officials said they were optimistic that the truce would go ahead. Residents reported sporadic fighting around the city on Monday.  A sustained ceasefire could be a major step towards a larger peace deal to end the three-year war, which is believed to have killed tens of thousands of people and brought millions of Yemenis to the brink of starvation.  Aid groups have warned that a full-on Saudi offensive in Hodeidah could destroy port facilities and stop badly-needed humanitarian supplies from reaching civilians. Mr Khashoggi, a Saudi contributor to the Washington Post, was killed on October 2 shortly after entering the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul in what Riyadh called a "rogue" operation. The murder has tarnished Riyadh's international reputation, and Western countries including the United States, France and Canada have placed sanctions on nearly 20 Saudi nationals. UN chief Antonio Guterres on Sunday called for a "credible" probe into the murder. Anger at the human cost of the war in Yemen has also prompted a harder line in Congress about the US military's role in backing Saudi-led coalition strikes against Huthi rebels. Since the coalition launched its campaign in 2015, the conflict has killed nearly 10,000 people, according to the World Health Organisation. But some rights groups believe the toll to be far higher.

POSTED DECEMBER 16, 2018 8:30 PM

Every Photo You Need to See of the $100,000 Lincoln Continental Coach

Every Photo You Need to See of the $100,000 Lincoln Continental Coach

POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2018 5:50 AM

Britain, Switzerland reach post-Brexit aviation deal

Britain, Switzerland reach post-Brexit aviation dealSwitzerland and Britain signed an agreement Monday guaranteeing that flights between the two countries can continue uninterrupted even if London opts to leave the European Union without a deal with Brussels. "We have managed to ensure a flawless transition, which is in the interest of both of our countries," Swiss Transportation Minister Doris Leuthard said in a statement after signing the deal in Zurich with her British counterpart Chris Grayling. Switzerland is not a member of the EU, but its relations with Britain are based on a long line of bilateral agreements between Bern and the bloc.

POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2018 8:21 AM

Trump Offers Flynn Luck Ahead of Sentencing for Lying to FBI

Trump Offers Flynn Luck Ahead of Sentencing for Lying to FBI“Good luck today in court to General Michael Flynn,” Trump said Tuesday on Twitter. “Will be interesting to see what he has to say, despite tremendous pressure being put on him, about Russian Collusion in our great and, obviously, highly successful political campaign. The president’s posture toward Flynn stands in stark contrast to his public treatment of another close member of his inner circle who has been netted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election: his one-time personal attorney Michael Cohen.

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 7:27 AM

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