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Disgraced ex-congressman Anthony Weiner jailed over sexting case

He pleaded guilty in May to transferring obscene messages to a minor, and agreed he would not appeal any sentence of 27 months or less. In addition to the prison term, Weiner also was sentenced to three years of supervised release. His first te...

New school year begins in Iran

Western leaders reacted warily to Iran's announcement Saturday that it had successfully tested a new medium-range ballistic missile. President Hassan Rouhani said Friday at a military parade that Iran would strengthen its missile program without se...

Kurds set to vote in referendum

Residents of Iraq's Kurdish region cast their votes today in a controversial independence referendum seen as a way to signal the ethnic minority's desire for self-determination, despite strong opposition from regional and worldwide powers.

Catalonia refuses to give police over to Spain

Forn said the chief of the Mossos d'Esquadra had expressed his opposition to the measure during a meeting Saturday with the top state prosecutor in Catalonia and chiefs of two other national police forces, the National Police and the Civil Guard.

Trump gives 'final warning' on North Korea trade. What comes next?

Separate geological agencies had detected two artificial tremors near North Korea's previous test site before the country touted its "perfect success" in a special announcement later that day. China, North Korea's most important trading partner, is o...

Gareth Barry To Celebrate Milestone Only If West Brom Wins

Set to face off on Monday night, it will be the first time Gibbs would have faced Arsenal in his career, having been at the club for 13 years - and former boss Wenger has commented on the occasion, saying: "It will odd to see him in a different s...

New Zealand Starts Counting Votes in Too-Close-To-Call Election

Under strict election day laws New Zealand does not allow exit polls during voting, which opened at 9am (2100 GMT Friday) and closed at 7pm (0700 GMT). "Obviously we hoped for better", she said. She told supporters she had called National leader Bi...

China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade

He also called Trump "deranged" and "a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire". North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, warned on Thursday that Kim could consider a hydrogen bomb test of an unprecedented scale over the Pacific.

USA to pay 'high cost' if it leaves Iran deal: Rouhani

Trump on Tuesday called the agreement with Iran an embarrassment and "one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the USA has ever entered into". Most particularly, Rouhani used the United Nations platform to warn that if Trump walks away from...

Trump says Turkish president gets 'very high marks'

The Turkish president resumed speaking less than two minutes after the the attack . The newspaper said there were no reports of injuries. When Mr. At the start of their meeting Thursday in New York , Trump heaped praise on Erdogan, who has be...

Iran says it will not be the first to violate N

If the deal were to fall apart, "Iran would be back on the march to getting the potential for a nuclear weapon and the IAEA would lose all visibility into the program", Wendy Sherman, the lead negotiator of the accord under President Obama, told rep...

Mueller Expands Dragnet: Requests Extensive Documents from Trump White House

According to the New York Times , "since then, administration lawyers have been scouring White House emails and asking officials whether they have other documents or notes that may pertain to Mr. News of the documents request came hours before the...

Toys "R" Us files for bankruptcy protection

Toys "R" Us has a $5 billion debt incurred in unstated operations. Earlier this month, Toys R Us revealed they had hired a law firm to assist in potential bankruptcy proceedings. Why did the store file for bankruptcy protection? Impressive...

This is why Trump wants a massive military parade on Pennsylvania Avenue

French President Emmanuel Macron cast himself as the antithesis of Donald Trump at the United Nations on Tuesday, a position that could enable him to play the honest broker in worldwide conflicts. Mr Trump said the extra military spending was g...

Trump Calls for Additional Steps to Restore Democracy to Venezuela

At a dinner with Latin American leaders on the fringes of the U.N. General Assembly, Trump said the Venezuelan people are starving and their country is collapsing. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos reiterated President Temer's view, according ...

Over 30000 still without power in Manatee, Sarasota counties

About 550,000 of the EMCs' customers lost power during the storm. The suit claims FPL charged $2 to $10 per month that was earmarked to pay for clearing trees near power lines and placing power lines underground. reported Saturday morning about 26...

States To Investigate Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioids

Attorneys general from 37 states are urging insurers to alter their coverage policies to prioritize non-opioid pain medications over opioids for the treatment of chronic pain not related to cancer. Prescription and illegal opioids account for more th...

Aviation commission to meet today over Ryanair cancellations

The airlines holiday year is to change to January to December, as it now runs from April to March, the pilots have to take their annual leave during September and October. The Commission for Aviation Regulation is to meet to discuss Ryanair's decisi...

Senate Homeland Security Committee Tees Up Health Care Hearing

Republican (and sometimes Democratic) governors have always been cheerleaders for this concept, though they are generally not as willing as members of Congress or conservative activists to contemplate a compete federal abandonment of Medicaid to the ...

BSF jawan killed in Pakistani firing

Constable Bijender Bahadur was on duty at forward point along the fence in Arnia sector along the IB when Pakistani Rangers resorted to mortar shelling and small arms fire at about 12.20 AM. The injured civilians were shifted to the Government Medi...

Hamas dissolves Gaza government and agrees to national unity talks with Fatah

Hamas and Fatah then fought a civil war in Gaza in 2007. It is pointed out that since Hamas unseated the Fatah government in Gaza, several efforts towards unity between the rival actions were attempted but they all failed. The negotiations were "an...

Cult actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91

Kelley said . Twin Peaks creator David Lynch paid tribute to Stanton in a statement . Gangster seedy in The Offender, New York 1997, mechanic grumpy in Alien , the eighth passenger, fake evangelist in The Malin, FBI agent in The Godfath...

Far-Reaching Immigrant Protections Bill Passes in California

Under the law, state and local law enforcement officers will not be permitted to ask about a person's immigration status during an arrest or police stop, and their communication with federal immigration authorities will be limited. "I think this has ...

Pentagon confirms American ISIS fighter captured in Syria

The United States military has in its custody an American person who surrendered to Syrian Democratic Forces after fighting for ISIS in Syria, NBC News reported. On the campaign trail, Trump indicated he was open to detaining USA citizens at Guan...

8 perish in sweltering Florida nursing home, 150 evacuated

Among the state's almost 700 nursing facilities, about 150 lacked power as of Wednesday morning, said the Florida Health Care Association , which represents most of the homes. Scott ordered the AHCA and the Department of Children and Families to inv...

United Kingdom says world will stand together against N.Korea after missile launch

Tillerson is also scheduled to meet with his British counterpart and a French foreign ministry official in London later on Thursday. Mr Tillerson and the Foreign Secretary held talks covering a wide range of issues including Hurricane Irma , the...

Jose Downgraded to Tropical Storm: NHC

At 6am, Jose was 377 nautical miles to the islands south and heading southeast at about 8mph as it makes its “clockwise loop over open water”. These are common in the Atlantic in the middle of hurricane season. While we can not totally rule out a tra...

Maryland Police Arrest Man In Murder Of His Missing Pregnant Girlfriend

Police say he is the only suspect. Police said Wednesday that they had asked Tessier to do the press conference, calling it "a calculated decision" to see what he would reveal. The police had been suspicious about Tessier's involvement in the murder....

U.S. extends Iran sanctions relief under nuclear deal -State Dept

In a recent talk with ICANA, Ali Bakhtiar added that the nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action , is regarded as global law as it has been endorsed by the United Nations Security Council. "I think the Iranians, many o...

Strongest Demand Growth In 2 Years Boosts Oil Prices

Opec in the report also said its oil output in August came in below the demand forecast as output fell by 79,000bpd from July to 32.76 million bpd. Production among the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries fell from its 2017 peak in J...

Modi, Abe get India's first bullet train going as ties deepen

PM Modi , Japanese PM Shinzo Abe & his wife Akie Abe pay visit to the the famous 16th century Sidi Saiyyed Mosque in Ahmedabad . The city of Ahmedabad will greet Prime Minister Abe with an elaborate civic reception on 13th of September, sho...

Manatees rescued by Florida locals after Hurricane Irma leaves them stranded

Intrigued, Marcelo Clavijo and several friends went out for a drive to take in the odd sight of an empty bay. A few residents in the area came to the rescue, placing them on a large green tarp and pulling them more than 100 yards back into the w...

Police raid in Cairo kills 10 militants

Five policemen were wounded in the clashes at two apartments in the densely populated eastern Cairo neighbourhood of Ard al-Lewa, officials from the national security agency and Giza governorate police said. The interior ministry confirmed there ha...

President Trump enjoins Kuwait, Arab nations to fight their shared enemies

The Saudi-led Arab countries, also close USA allies, have presented Qatar with a list of 13 demands to restore relations, which the Qataris have so far rejected . Trump says all the countries involved are "essential partners" in the fight against Is...

Richland County Opening Shelter, County Offices Closed Monday

Lee County schools wills be closed through Thursday. All Anderson County schools will be closed on Monday, according to the school district's Facebook page. University of Florida in Gainesville said it's expecting to know more later on Tuesday, ...

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S.Korea to announce joint military drill plan with United States before April

The simple Sino-Russian proposal, firmly rejected by Washington, seeks a simultaneous suspension of both nuclear tests by Pyongyang and the large-scale military exercises by Wa...

McConnell: Trump Should Back Romney for Senate

Those close to Romney say as senator he is less interested in direct combat with President Donald Trump than he once was and more interested in promoting Utah - though the ma...

Political experts rate Donald Trump worst president in United States history

He has a ways to go to catch Abe Lincoln, however, who finished at No. 1. In the ranking of the most successful American leaders, U.S. President Donald trump took the last plac...

Israeli Army Fires at Gaza Target After Device Explodes Near Border

These specific military targets belonging to the Hamas organization were attacked, Xinhua quoted a statement issued by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Saturday's incident comes...

Auburn vs SC basketball

Auburn sophomore forward Anfernee McLemore will miss the rest of the season after suffering a serious injury to his left leg during Saturday's loss against SC . Freshman forward...

'Oxfam's next actions will be critical' says MP

Oxfam has said it will set up a commission to investigate past and present allegations of exploitation by staff. More than 1,000 direct debits to the charity were cancelled ove...

Ramaphosa to outline anti-corruption plans in SONA

FILE: Ramaphosa is congratulated by members of opposition parties. Ramaphosa thanked South Africans for their "patience and forbearance" in allowing the governing African Nat...

Mitt Romney Announces Utah Senate Run

Romney is the former governor of MA and was the Republican candidate for the 2012 presidential election. Orrin Hatch considered retirement, speculation grew that Romney - who re...

Korea fall to Sweden amid more unity displays

He said he was confident the sides would eventually get to the negotiating table, but if Kim wanted to talk "he's got to tell me he wants to talk". His administration's 2019 bu...

USA urges help for Iraq, extends $3 billion credit line

Non-governmental organisations on Monday pledged $330mn but the main commitments are expected to be made by about 70 countries on the final day of the conference today. Araji said ...

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NY bomber sentenced to life in prison

NY bomber sentenced to life in prison

In addition to the bombs in Manhattan, Rahimi was accused of planting a bomb on the route of a charity running race in New Jersey, which exploded without injuring anyone, and shoot...

NEC will finalise Zuma transition on Monday- Ramaphosa

NEC will finalise Zuma transition on Monday- Ramaphosa

On Sunday, the ANC marked the commemoration of Mandela from prison in Cape Town. It said the leaders, who have participated in discussions on Zuma's exit, dropped out because of ...

Internet Pioneer John Perry Barlow Dead at 70

Internet Pioneer John Perry Barlow Dead at 70

The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir has paid tribute to Barlow on Twitter, writing: "This life is fleeting, as we all know - the Muse we serve is not". "With a broken heart I have to...

Colts Owner Jim Irsay Will Pay for Funeral of Edwin Jackson

Colts Owner Jim Irsay Will Pay for Funeral of Edwin Jackson

Jackson and the driver of his ride-share auto Jeffrey Monroe were killed Sunday morning after a black Ford F-150 pickup driven by a 37-year-old undocumented immigrant man struck...

US Senate leaders reach $300 billion federal spending deal

US Senate leaders reach $300 billion federal spending deal

Under Congress' arcane ways, a broad-brush agreement to increase legally binding spending "caps" - which would otherwise keep the budgets for the military and domestic agencies ess...