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Mueller Russia inquiry is no witch hunt, claims Trump attorney-general nominee

Mueller Russia inquiry is no witch hunt, claims Trump attorney-general nominee Feinstein said the nominee's past rhetoric in support of expansive presidential powers "raises a number of serious questions about your views on executive authority and whether the president is, in fact, above the law". And he promised Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., he would take another look at how the FBI handled the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the origins of the R... [Full Article...]

Intel: Attack on U.S. troops throws Trump's Syria plans into chaos

Intel: Attack on U.S. troops throws Trump's Syria plans into chaos Nine civilians and five US-backed fighters were among the dead in the attack on a restaurant in the flashpoint city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Videos posted to social media showed a fireball engulfing a street packed with a crowd of people. The Pentagon Friday confirmed it had begun pulling out some equipment from Syria as part of the pull-out, but that some 2,000 US forces... [Full Article...]

White House Asked for Options to Strike Iran Last Year

White House Asked for Options to Strike Iran Last Year The US considered military strikes on Iran after a mortar attack close to its embassy in Baghdad in September, American officials said yesterday. No one was harmed. In talks with other administration officials, Mr. Bolton has made it clear that he personally supports regime change in Iran, a position he aggressively championed before joining the Trump administration, according to people famili... [Full Article...]

Dems Want To Censure King, McConnell Says GOPer's Comments Were 'Unwelcome'

Dems Want To Censure King, McConnell Says GOPer's Comments Were 'Unwelcome' After his remarks were published, King said, "I want to make one thing abundantly clear: I reject those labels and the evil ideology that they define". I think he's absolutely right. "We can not continue down this path if we want to continue to be a great nation", she wrote Saturday morning. "As with any animal that is rabid, Steve King should be set aside and isolated", Rush said Monday in... [Full Article...]

Chinese Court Sentences Canadian Man To Death, Escalating Tensions

Chinese Court Sentences Canadian Man To Death, Escalating Tensions A Canadian citizen in China has been sentenced to death after a court convicted him of drug smuggling, a move likely to further inflame tensions between Ottawa and Beijing. "China has the ability to grant clemency, and this will be used as another pressure tactic against Canada", Hugh Stephens, distinguished fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, told AFP. [Full Article...]

House committees mull subpoenaing Trump's interpreter from Putin talks

House committees mull subpoenaing Trump's interpreter from Putin talks Trump went on a Twitter tirade in response to The New York Times' report , slamming multiple former Federal Bureau of Investigation officials who have been fired. Robert Mueller , who was named special counsel days after Comey's firing, has taken over the FBI's investigation. Comey's firing and Trump's remarks shortly after were the catalyst for the counterintelligence investigation, The Times... [Full Article...]

Poland arrests Huawei employee and high-ranking security official on spying accusations

Poland arrests Huawei employee and high-ranking security official on spying accusations A LinkedIn profile for a man named Stanislaw Wang appears to match details of the man described by Polish television. Wang reportedly worked at a Chinese consulate in Gdansk from 2006 to 2011, and he's been at Huawei since then. The Chinese telecoms giant is facing increasing scrutiny from the global community amid fears authorities in China could use the company's technology for spying. [Full Article...]

Miami Airport Closes Terminal as TSA Workers Refuse to Work Without Pay

Miami Airport Closes Terminal as TSA Workers Refuse to Work Without Pay The stress is already taking a toll at some airports. Airport officials said they plan to do the same on Sunday and Monday out of concerns they wouldn't have enough employees to operate all the security checkpoints. Federal employees are not permitted to strike by law. Lines at the nation's airports have been normal, Bilello said. "Nationwide, TSA screened 1.96 million passengers yesterday". [Full Article...]

Selfie shows Jayme Closs reunited with aunt, godmother

Selfie shows Jayme Closs reunited with aunt, godmother The few neighbors who know Patterson's family say he grew up in a cabin in a remote subdivision that's a mix of seasonal and year-round homes about 10 miles outside Gordon proper. They said there is nothing to indicate that he knew or had contact with the family before the incident, and said they do not know how he came to fixate on Jayme. [Full Article...]

Trump Furious Over Dems 'Having Fun' Amid Government Shutdown

Trump Furious Over Dems 'Having Fun' Amid Government Shutdown Mr Trump fired off a series of tweets pushing back against the notion that he does not have a strategy to end what became the longest government shutdown in USA history when it entered its 22nd day on Saturday. "I will declare a national emergency ", Trump said. The United States' President is refusing to approve a federal budget unless it includes funding for his promised wall along ... [Full Article...]

Australia Considering Resettlement for Fleeing Saudi Woman

Australia Considering Resettlement for Fleeing Saudi Woman A Saudi woman who fled her family, alleging abuse, moved a step closer Wednesday to her goal of gaining asylum in Australia after a United Nations agency granted her refugee status. There was "no possibility" that al-Qunun would return to Australia with her yesterday, said Payne, who declined to speculate on a timeframe for giving the Saudi teen asylum if she were granted refugee status. [Full Article...]

Winter Weather Advisory for 95.3 MNC listening area in Northern Indiana

Winter Weather Advisory for 95.3 MNC listening area in Northern Indiana The storm may graze Omaha, Nebraska, and Des Moines, Iowa with a light covering of snow. - FOX 5 is tracking a winter storm system that is expected to bring several inches of snow to the D.C. Louis. In the immediate Triad, ½ to 1 inch of snow and sleet with the most on the northwest side. Snow spread across Western Kansas during the early afternoon. [Full Article...]

Democrats block Middle East bill in the Senate

Democrats block Middle East bill in the Senate Adding to the pressure on McConnell - who is up for re-election in 2020 - are Senate Democrats who say they'll block all procedural votes to bring up legislation that is not related to reopening the government . Legislation reaffirming US support for allies in the Middle East, including a measure to punish Americans who boycott Israel, fell victim on Tuesday to a domestic political dispute th... [Full Article...]

Withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria begins

Withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria begins The timeline for leaving Syria has been extended multiple times since Trump declared the military defeat of ISIS and announced the rapid withdrawal of USA troops. But shortly after, other witnesses on the ground in Syria reported seeing an influx of Western troops and equipment to parts of Aleppo province in northern Syria. [Full Article...]

Wisconsin Teen Safe after Escaping Three-month Kidnapping Ordeal

Wisconsin Teen Safe after Escaping Three-month Kidnapping Ordeal Closs is the 13-year-old girl who vanished October 15 after her parents were fatally shot at their home about 60 miles to the south in Douglas County. She said she taught him middle school science but only remembered that he was quiet. A suspect was taken into custody shortly after Jayme was found, authorities said. [Full Article...]

Congo election: Felix Tshisekedi declared victor in contentious result

Congo election: Felix Tshisekedi declared victor in contentious result Any widespread perception the election has been stolen could set off a destabilizing cycle of unrest, particularly in the volatile eastern borderlands where Fayulu enjoyed some of his strongest support. He said the delay is to "fudge the results" and warned that his coalition would release its own figures if the official ones are in doubt. It "may be a message that the publication (of the res... [Full Article...]

Turkey says Syria offensive does not depend on United States troop withdrawal

Turkey says Syria offensive does not depend on United States troop withdrawal On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said that USA national security adviser John Bolton was making a "serious mistake" by placing the safety of US allies in Syria as a condition of USA withdrawal. The main extremist alliance in Syria's Idlib region reached a deal on Thursday ending days of deadly fighting with rival rebels and extending its influence over the whole rebel e... [Full Article...]

Clothing bin manufacturer halts production after Toronto death

Clothing bin manufacturer halts production after Toronto death It is unclear how the woman, who is in her 30s, became trapped inside the bin. She was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. The boxes have been called "death traps" after seven Canadians died after getting trapped in the bins since 2015, the Canadian Press reports . [Full Article...]

Saudi Officials 'Satisfied' by Handling of Rahaf: Big Joke

Saudi Officials 'Satisfied' by Handling of Rahaf: Big Joke The Head of the Thai Immigration Service, Swartzat Hakparn, told reporters that "the morning flight was via Kuwait Airways to bring her back to Saudi Arabia ". Saudi Arabia has denied claims that it intervened at the airport and has said she should be returned to her family, arguing that they fear for her safety. [Full Article...]

Warren Announces She Is Running for President in 2020

Warren Announces She Is Running for President in 2020 The suggestion mocks Sen. Even when Sioux City Democrat Tricia Currans-Sheehan asked her why she submitted to a DNA test after Trump questioned Warren's claim of Native American ancestry, Warren shifted back to middle-class economics. "Is this going to be a Democratic primary that truly is a grassroots movement, that is funded by the grassroots, that's done with grassroots volunteers?" Dozens of... [Full Article...]


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