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Global Media Sen. Al Franken announces resignation amid sexual misconduct allegations
Author: 0 Sen. Al Franken announces resignation amid sexual misconduct allegations

Patty Murray of Washington state. She said that she ducked to avoid his lips and that Franken told her: "It's my right as an entertainer". In a Senate chamber with a funereal atmosphere, several Democratic women, including some who had called for Franken's resignation, sat somberly for Franken's 11-minute speech and embraced him afterward.

Global Media Creek Fire Burning 12000 Acres, 10 Percent Containment - #CreekFire
Author: 0 Creek Fire Burning 12000 Acres, 10 Percent Containment - #CreekFire

There are reports that it has damaged or destroyed at least 10 homes. About 2,500 homes are still under threat and about 900 firefighters are battling the blaze, said Los Angeles County fire inspector Gustavo Medina. A full list of closed schools was available at www.lausd.net . The LAPD was placed on a citywide tactical alert, which allows commanders to keep officers beyond the end of their shifts, giving them maximum flexibility in deploying resources.

Global Media Margot Robbie earns high marks in 'I, Tonya'
Author: 0 Margot Robbie earns high marks in 'I, Tonya'

Allison Janney , one of the stars of the film, recently appeared on " Ellen " and she talked about what it was like to meet the infamous figure skater whose career ended after a high-profile scandal. Figure Skating Championships at Cobo Arena in Detroit, so that she would be unable to compete at the upcoming Winter Olympics". 'Actually, it was a lot more complicated than that, the story of what happened to her.

Global Media Kulbhushan Jadhav Can Meet His Wife And Mother on December 25
Author: 0 Kulbhushan Jadhav Can Meet His Wife And Mother on December 25

He said the meeting would help them know the physical and mental condition of Jadhav. Indian high commission officials were also not allowed to meet him despite many attempts to secure consular access. India strongly denied the allegation. India took his case to International Court of Justice (ICJ). Jadhav had filed an appeal with Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa to seek clemency, which is still pending.

Global Media Saudi Prince Salman revealed as buyer of Jesus $450m paint
Author: 0 Saudi Prince Salman revealed as buyer of Jesus $450m paint

New York Times revealed that the painting was paid for through an agent, Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud, and many believe that Prince bin Salman, friends with Prince Bader, funded the bid. The museum opened with about 600 pieces including items from early Mesopotamia. Under a 30-year agreement, France provides expertise, lends works of art and organises exhibitions in return for one billion euros ($1.16bn).

Global Media Congress Has Narrowly Averted a Government Shutdown, for Now
Author: 0 Congress Has Narrowly Averted a Government Shutdown, for Now

Trump held a meeting with Democratic and Republican leaders of Congress on Thursday to work on bridging differences over the USA budget and avoid a stop in government services. But Democrats said DACA remains a top priority and must be settled this year. On Monday night, in protest of the shorter bill, Freedom Caucus members almost sank a procedural vote to go to conference committee on the recently passed tax bill.

Global Media Saudi crown prince bought US$450m Da Vinci
Author: 0 Saudi crown prince bought US$450m Da Vinci

The sale price more than doubled the previous record for an art sale at auction, US$179.4 million for a Picasso . But Prince Mohammed is identified as the painting's buyer in USA intelligence reports, the newspaper said. The news initially made a splash on Twitter with many questioning how Prince Bader could afford such an expensive purchase with his lower ranking position in the royal family.

Global Media Firefighters rescue British man who cemented head inside a microwave
Author: 0 Firefighters rescue British man who cemented head inside a microwave

A man who had his head cemented inside a microwave by his friends had to be rescued by firefighters after the prank almost went wrong. Watch Commander Shaun Dakin , the officer in charge of the crew who responded, said: "As amusing as this sounds, this young man could quite easily have suffocated or have been seriously injured".

Global Media Pantone's Color of the Year, 'ultra violet,' sure looks like Ravens purple
Author: 0 Pantone's Color of the Year, 'ultra violet,' sure looks like Ravens purple

For Pantone , it's swatch 18-3838, otherwise known as "Ultra Violet". Lee Eisenman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute , told Co.Design that the complexity of purple fits the current state of the world that we live in. (I can attest-the walls of my teenage bedroom were splashed, floor to ceiling, in a rich, moody tone not dissimilar to Ultra Violet and fittingly dubbed Purple Rain.) An Ultra Violet interior can make a grand gesture; conversely, used sparingly as an accent, ...

Global Media China scolds Australia over plan to ban foreign interference
Author: 0 China scolds Australia over plan to ban foreign interference

The embassy's statement comes after the Turnbull government vowed to curb foreign influence in Australian politics, and after Labor's Sam Dastyari was banished to the opposition backbenches over his dealings with a Chinese businessman. The attorney general, George Brandis , said on Tuesday the crackdown was in response to advice from Australian intelligence agencies. Senator Dastyari, who was demoted last week, then misrepresented Australia's policy on China's sweeping territorial claims ...

Global Media China exports growth hits 8-month high, imports defy pollution curbs
Author: 0 China exports growth hits 8-month high, imports defy pollution curbs

China's exports and imports increased at surprisingly strong rates in November, with expansion in overseas shipments hitting their highest point in eight months, indicating solid foreign demand, official figures showed Friday. Imports had been expected to rise 11.3 per cent, softening from an 17.2 per cent gain seen in October, with the trade surplus forecast at $35.0 billion last month from October's $38.185 billion.

Global Media Samurai sword attack leaves three dead at Tokyo shrine
Author: 0 Samurai sword attack leaves three dead at Tokyo shrine

A woman aged in her 30s who was with Shigenaga Tomioka attacked and stabbed the driver of the auto with a Japanese sword, police said. A bloodied Samurai sword was reportedly found at the scene. The accomplice attacked the driver with a samurai sword and pursued him as he ran out of the temple grounds and about 100 metres down a road, police said.

Global Media Argentina Judge Orders Arrest of Ex-president over Iran Collusion
Author: 0 Argentina Judge Orders Arrest of Ex-president over Iran Collusion

Kirchner was accused of covering-up by the late judge Alberto Nisman after signing, as Argentinean President, a bilateral agreement with the Iranian government to establish a truth commission to clarify the facts surrounding the attack. Kirchner's leftist alliance in the Senate has a total of 32 seats in the 72-seat Senate, but only around a dozen senators are in the Kirchner camp.

Global Media Snow showers still possible Friday in parts of Central Georgia
Author: 0 Snow showers still possible Friday in parts of Central Georgia

A First Alert Day remains in effect for Friday with a damp, cold, and raw day ahead. Wet ground from previous days rains combined with the rain that will remain mixed in with the sleet and snow should result in any wintry weather melting upon contact with surfaces tomorrow , so travel issues do no look to be a problem here in Southwest Louisiana.

Global Media Grand jury indicts Seminole Heights suspect for first-degree murder
Author: 0 Grand jury indicts Seminole Heights suspect for first-degree murder

The killings shocked the community, with police swarming the area amid fears that a serial killer was on the loose. In a Hillsborough County courtroom Thursday morning, Judge Margaret Taylor ordered Howell Donaldson Jr . In an earlier interview with 10News, he said: "If you are a parent asked to testify against your child, what would you do?" A pretrial detention hearing scheduled for Tuesday was canceled because the case has not yet been assigned to a division.

Global Media Both as movie and as Woody Allen diatribe, 'Wonder Wheel' spins out
Author: 0 Both as movie and as Woody Allen diatribe, 'Wonder Wheel' spins out

In response to questions regarding her working with Allen despite the allegations, Winslet said in an interview with The New York Times , "I didn't know Woody and I don't know anything about that family". (It felt more like bad Arthur Miller to me, maybe "A View from the Ferris Wheel?") There's a generous reading of the movie going around suggesting that this all might be an intentionally lousy play penned by our novice narrator, but I'm not buying it.

Global Media China Launches Their Own Air Exercises to Counter US/South Korea Drill
Author: 0 China Launches Their Own Air Exercises to Counter US/South Korea Drill

On Dec. 4, the US and South Korea kicked off their largest joint air exercise yet, dubbed Vigilant Ace 18, involving hundreds of aircraft and tends of thousands of troops on the ground. The White House might certainly consider sort of attempt to launch a disarming strike against North Korea. The Trump Administration does not seem to consider the North Korean dictator to be a rational actor, and therefore, seems to believe he can not be deterred.

Global Media Max Hospital row: Newborn declared stillborn dies after 6 days
Author: 0 Max Hospital row: Newborn declared stillborn dies after 6 days

Deepak said. However, Dr Sanjeev Gupta of Aggarwal Hospital said that baby was of just 22 weeks and it was hard for him to survive from the start as he needed too much support. Gupta said that the boy had died from multiple organ dysfunction. "Had the baby not been exposed for so many hours after his birth, maybe we could have probably prolonged his life", Gupta added.

Global Media Who could Premier League teams draw in the Champions League?
Author: 0 Who could Premier League teams draw in the Champions League?

Going into the final set of fixtures on Wednesday, there were still four places up for grabs, and they were taken by Liverpool , Sevilla , Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Porto . As such, the Blues will now get a more hard draw in the next round of the competition. Conte reckons it will take a special effort to be crowned Europe's top dog, despite beating the odds in the Premier League last season.

Global Media Firefighter Hurt As Crews Make Progress In Skirball Fire
Author: 0 Firefighter Hurt As Crews Make Progress In Skirball Fire

As massive fires rage to the north and east of Los Angeles, a brush fire has broken out east of the 405 freeway near homes and cultural institutions. Here a vehicle passes by a wall of flames on the 101 highway as it reaches the coast near Ventura, California, about 70 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Global Media Moving fire triggers evacuations in San Diego County
Author: 0 Moving fire triggers evacuations in San Diego County

The blaze appears to be moving and growing extremely rapidly. It's unclear where those horses came from. "They turned horses loose to keep them out of the fire and they [were] running around on the track-that's what I heard". Subscribe to Times of San Diego's free daily email newsletter! Britney Eurton, a reporter with horse-racing channel TVG, tweeted that Del Mar officials were preparing to take in as many San Luis Rey horses as possible.

Global Media John Lewis to Boycott Civil Rights Museum Opening Due to Trump's Attendance
Author: 0 John Lewis to Boycott Civil Rights Museum Opening Due to Trump's Attendance

Hundreds are expected to protest President Donald Trump's attendance at the opening ceremony of Mississippi's history and civil rights museums. The duo said that the civil rights struggles represented in the new museum "exemplify the truth of what really happened in Mississippi" but President Trump's "disparaging comments about women, the disabled, immigrants and National Football League players disrespect the efforts" of Mississippi's greatest civil rights champions.

Global Media Serena Williams is asking other mums for advice about breastfeeding
Author: 0 Serena Williams is asking other mums for advice about breastfeeding

The tennis champion isn't the only celebrity to speak out about breastfeeding. Her tweet was inundated with responses from other mothers, who all opened up about their experiences... They will name three of those buildings after important athletes and coaches, including two-time Olympic gold medal-winning track star Sebastian Coe , and legendary Duke coach, Mike Krzyzewski .

Global Media Oosthuizen forced out of Joburg Open after freak injury
Author: 0 Oosthuizen forced out of Joburg Open after freak injury

The remaining 65 professionals (including ties) proceed to the final two rounds, which will be played on Saturday and Sunday at Firethorn Course. Burmester finished the previous campaign with a top-four finish at the DP World Tour Championship and was T27 in last week's Mauritius Open.

Global Media A Government Shutdown Could Happen
Author: 0 A Government Shutdown Could Happen

The delay underscored the clout that conservatives wield within the House GOP as the party aims to push legislation through the House and Senate this week to keep federal agencies functioning. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said after returning to the Capitol that while an agreement on spending limits wasn't reached, "We agreed that we want to resolve all of these issues in the next couple of weeks".

Global Media Horses injured and killed in California's fast-moving Creek Fire
Author: 0 Horses injured and killed in California's fast-moving Creek Fire

Evacuation orders first issued Tuesday were affecting about 110,000 households, according to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. She and her family were given just enough time to gather some necessities but not their horses, Padilla said. The fire also forced a mass evacuation of large animals, primarily horses but also others such as alpacas. Two evacuation centers were opened: Sylmar Recreation Center at 13109 Borden Ave.in Sylmar, and Sunland Senior Center at 8640 Fenwick St.in Sunland.

Global Media Rep. Trent Franks expected to resign
Author: 0 Rep. Trent Franks expected to resign

Right now, it is unclear why he is stepping down, but sources say there have been rumors of inappropriate behavior . "The statement will explain". Thursday evening Franks declined to confirm to a gaggle of reports that he plans to resign.

Global Media IDF: Two rockets launched from Gaza at Israel, but fall short
Author: 0 IDF: Two rockets launched from Gaza at Israel, but fall short

The attacks come one day after President Donald Trump controversially announced that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and begin the process of moving the U.S. Jerusalem's status is among the most hard issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the USA traditional position has been that it must be negotiated between the two sides.

Global Media Russia: Syria now 'liberated' from 'Islamic State'
Author: 0 Russia: Syria now 'liberated' from 'Islamic State'

ISIL is an alternative abbreviation for the militant group. The general also said that Russian forces had in recent days been fighting alongside Kurdish forces near the Syria-Iraq border. Putin had said in November that Russian Federation would start focusing on political reform as part of a "new stage" in the conflict. Russian Federation launched an air campaign in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces in 2015.

Global Media CreekFire: Creek Fire Burning 12000 Acres, 10 Percent Containment
Author: 0 CreekFire: Creek Fire Burning 12000 Acres, 10 Percent Containment

The fire could reach the Simi Valley area due to heavy winds, the Simi Valley Police Department said in a statement . However, they provided good news during the 7 a.m. After being evacuated, residents of the Stevenson Ranch community were allowed to return to their homes. The fire was at 1,000 acres about 1:15 p.m.

Global Media Auto hits pedestrians in lower Manhattan, NYPD says
Author: 0 Auto hits pedestrians in lower Manhattan, NYPD says

One of the victims may have been riding a bike, police say. The NYPD says six people were transported to area hospitals. None of their injuries appeared to be life-threatening. Police and fire departments are at the scene and the driver of the vehicle is in custody. It wasn't clear what caused the driver to jump the curb. Police are questioning the driver.

Global Media Bernie Sanders thinks Trump should consider resigning over sexual misconduct
Author: 0 Bernie Sanders thinks Trump should consider resigning over sexual misconduct

Sanders, one of Trump's sharpest critics, was speaking after calling on Democratic Senator Al Franken to step down amid a series of allegations of sexual misconduct. Trump later apologized for the remarks and described them as "locker room" talk. "There were a lot of questions on that - frankly, pretty ridiculous questions", Sanders told reporters at her daily briefing.

Global Media Rep. Kinzinger Signs Letter Seeking Legislation to Protect 'Dreamers'
Author: 0 Rep. Kinzinger Signs Letter Seeking Legislation to Protect 'Dreamers'

Rallies are taking place across the country to protect 'dreamers , ' undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S.as children. Snyder, a Republican , has been a longtime immigrant advocate, pointing to immigrants as a boon to the state economy and part of the solution to its sluggish recovery in the aftermath of the 2007-2008 housing market collapse.

Global Media Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. fired for sexual misconduct
Author: 0 Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. fired for sexual misconduct

Yashar Ali reported for HuffPost that a woman who worked with Ford said she was interviewed by Morgan Stanley's HR department for a probe on misconduct. Ford apologized and agreed not to email the woman anymore. Ford comes from a prominent political family in Tennessee. Ford is also a paid political analyst for MSNBC and is a frequent contributor on " Morning Joe ".

Global Media House Passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity
Author: 0 House Passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity

This bill amends the federal criminal code to allow a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms. Just months after the nation's deadliest mass shooting in Las Vegas, the House passed a bill that would expand gun rights. This bill requires a response to an appeal within 60 days.

Global Media Snow-Ice Warning Issued For Ireland
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And as Storm Caroline looks set to blow in, gusts of up to 110kph are forecast for Donegal , Galway, Mayo and Kerry today as weather chiefs issued a Status Yellow warning until 11pm tonight . It will turn increasingly wintry with biting north-west winds. A weather front from the north is to hit the country in the next few days with Friday set to be one of the coldest days of the winter to date.

Global Media N. Korea Missile Launch Photos Digitally Edited, Show the Wrong Star Constellations
Author: 0 N. Korea Missile Launch Photos Digitally Edited, Show the Wrong Star Constellations

Korean Air said the pilots on two of its flights bound for Seoul "saw a flash and everyone is assuming it should be the missile because of the timing". In August, Air France-KLM expanded its no-fly zone around North Korea after a missile test. Meanwhile, Senator Lindsey Graham said Sunday on "Face the Nation" that preemptive war in North Korea is "becoming more likely" as the country's improving missile technology presents an increasing threat.

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