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World News Federal agencies told to hold off pay raises
Author: 0 Federal agencies told to hold off pay raises

The spending bill that the new House passed yesterday to lift the partial government shutdown included an extension of this pay freeze on the vice president and other cabinet officials, however, that bill is not expected to advance beyond the House without the necessary support from Senate Republicans and the White House.

Author: 0 Woman in vegetative state for years gave birth in Phoenix

Prior to the birth, staff were unaware the patient was even pregnant and their surprise quickly turned to concern as to how the woman conceived. Her identity was not reported, and was not immediately known if she has family or a guardian. Meanwhile, Hacienda Healthcare administrators say they are reviewing their processes and protocol, and making sure every resident is safe and properly cared for.

World News The Latest on the Government Shutdown
Author: 0 The Latest on the Government Shutdown

Mr. Trump and congressional Democrats have been at an impasse over demands for $5.6 billion to fund a wall at the U.S. -Mexico border. "Call it a wall, call it a fence", Mulvaney said Sunday. It's uncertain how long the shutdown will last: Trump, while meeting with Democratic leaders on Friday, reportedly threatened to shut down the government for "months or even years".

Author: 0 Malaysian king resigns after marrying Russian beauty queen

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's King Muhammad V resigned on Sunday, the first time a monarch has stepped down from the throne before completing their five-year tenure. for the people", the palace statement said. Over the past weeks, rumors had surfaced in Russian and British media that he had married a former Russian beauty queen.

World News Democrats seize House control as divided US Congress gets to work
Author: 0 Democrats seize House control as divided US Congress gets to work

Thursday evening's budget vote in the House of Representatives came after Nancy Pelosi , a Democrat from California, was again elected as Speaker. Tlaib , who was elected to Michigan's 13th district as the first Palestinian-American woman in Congress, made the remarks at a swearing-in party on Thursday.

World News Person of interest in deaths in custody
Author: 0 Person of interest in deaths in custody

Mehmood contacted police and was arrested late Thursday, just hours after the slain children and their mother - 24-year-old Kimaria Nelson - were discovered by officers in an apartment in Texas City. The terms of his sentence made it illegal for him to possess a firearm. Court records show that in 2015, Mehmood was convicted of assault causing bodily injury for shoving a family member.

World News Majority of UK Voters Back Final Say Vote on Brexit Deal
Author: 0 Majority of UK Voters Back Final Say Vote on Brexit Deal

The vote was postponed in December in face of certain defeat relating to objections from Brexit-supporting MPs that the backstop could lock Northern Ireland in regulatory alignment with the bloc and threaten the Union. MPs will resume debate on the Brexit deal on Wednesday ahead of a vote the following week. He said: 'If Theresa May is hoping that her MPs will return to Westminster having been persuaded by their constituency associations to back her Brexit deal, she's going to be ...

World News Hundreds Rally As 7-Year-Old Houston Girl’s Killer Remains Unknown
Author: 0 Hundreds Rally As 7-Year-Old Houston Girl’s Killer Remains Unknown

Texas' Harris County Sheriff's Office released a composite sketch this week of a suspect wanted for the shooting death of seven-year-old Jazmine Barnes . The Harris County Sheriff's Office posted on Twitter late Saturday that persons of interest are being questioned, and that the investigation has "taken a new direction".

World News Talks to resume after Trump says shutdown could last ‘years’
Author: 0 Talks to resume after Trump says shutdown could last ‘years’

Pence said ahead of the meeting that his aim was to find a solution not only to end the government shutdown but to provide funding for Trump's proposed wall on the U.S. The president has already suggested his definition of the wall is flexible, referring to slats and other "border things". Some GOP senators up for re-election in 2020, including Cory Gardner of Colorado and Susan Collins of ME, have voiced discomfort with the shutdown in recent days.

World News TSA: Airports seeing rise in security screeners calling off work
Author: 0 TSA: Airports seeing rise in security screeners calling off work

Kennedy International Airport in New York City. The lack of workers led to officers from earlier shifts having to cover the evenings. Call outs have increased by 200%-300% at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, where typically 25 to 30 TSA employees call out from an average shift according to a local TSA official familiar with the situation.

World News Warren Addresses DNA Test In Iowa Appearance
Author: 0 Warren Addresses DNA Test In Iowa Appearance

Democratic 2020 United States presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren speaks during an event in Des Moines, Iowa. Warren became emotional as she described her frustration at witnessing the Trump administration's border security policies. But that was before Senator Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, almost won the Iowa caucus with his populist message, and, this time around, the state's progressives already seem to be dividing their loyalties.

World News PM Khan arrives in Turkey for two-day visit
Author: 0 PM Khan arrives in Turkey for two-day visit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country will host the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan for a meeting geared toward bringing peace to Afghanistan. He assured the Turkish businessmen that their concerns will be addressed after mutual consultations. "Those agreements we sign for Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance (ATAK) helicopters and corvettes are only the beginning of defense industry cooperation between the two countries", the ambassador added.

World News Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Tells Crowd
Author: 0 Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Tells Crowd "We Will Impeach the Motherf-er.'"

Her spokesman, Denzel McCampbell, said in a statement that Tlaib, one of only two Muslim women in Congress, "was elected to shake up Washington " and will not stay silent. At a progressive event Thursday, Tlaib brought impeachment front and center when she said of Trump: " We're going to impeach the motherf****r ". "We have to wait and see what happens with the Mueller report", she told NBC's Today on Thursday, referring to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into ...

World News Ex-Credit Suisse Bankers Arrested on US Charges over Mozambique Loans
Author: 0 Ex-Credit Suisse Bankers Arrested on US Charges over Mozambique Loans

Those prosecutors will seek the defendants' extradition to the United States. A fifth man, Jean Boustani, was arrested on Wednesday at New York's John F. According to the indictment, Pearse was the head of Credit Suisse's Global Financing Group until around September 2013, but had started working for the shipbuilding firm Privinvest Group around April that year.

World News White House exploring ways to stop raises during shutdown
Author: 0 White House exploring ways to stop raises during shutdown

Unless extended by new legislation, the pay freeze will end on the last day of the last pay period that begins in calendar year 2018 (i.e., January 5, 2019, for those on the standard biweekly payroll cycle). David Cox, national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents 750,000 federal workers, said in an email. Congressional leaders are set to meet with Trump at the White House on Friday for a second time this week to discuss the shutdown.

World News Orthodox patriarch signs decree on independent Ukraine church
Author: 0 Orthodox patriarch signs decree on independent Ukraine church

Ukrainian leaders see an independent church as a crucial bulwark against Russian interference, but Russia strongly opposes the split, comparing it to the Great Schism of 1054 that divided Christianity into the Eastern Orthodox churches, with leadership based in present-day Istanbul, and the Catholic Church, with its seat in Rome.

World News Robert Mueller gets a key extension from a federal judge
Author: 0 Robert Mueller gets a key extension from a federal judge

Under federal rules, a grand jury can not serve longer than 18 months unless the chief judge extends its service for another six months or less, if it is "in the public interest ". It means, broadly, that Mueller may continue pursuing alleged criminal activity related to the Russian government's interference in the 2016 presidential election, and that more indictments may be coming.

World News Hackers leak details of German politicians
Author: 0 Hackers leak details of German politicians

Justice Minister Katarina Barley has already given her take on the incident, calling it a " grave attack " on the country's democracy. 'With regard to the chancellery it seems that, judging by the initial review, no sensitive information and data have been published and this includes (from) the chancellor, ' the spokeswoman told a regular government news conference on Friday.

World News US urges Iran to refuse from rocket launches
Author: 0 US urges Iran to refuse from rocket launches

Pompeo noted that Iran has publicly announced plans to soon fire off three Space Launch Vehicles , or rockets that are used to carry payloads. Such activities are not prohibited under Resolution 2231, which merely calls on Iran "to refrain from any activity related to ballistic missiles created to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons".

World News US Strike Targets USS Cole Bombing Mastermind in Yemen
Author: 0 US Strike Targets USS Cole Bombing Mastermind in Yemen

The manufacturing industry posted net job gains of 284,000 over 2018, capping its best calendar year since 1997. The USS Cole , a Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, was preparing to refuel in a Yemeni harbor on October 12, 2000, when a group of small boats from the country's port authority approached to help tie the ship to buoys.

World News Three dead, four injured in shooting at bowling alley in Torrance, California
Author: 0 Three dead, four injured in shooting at bowling alley in Torrance, California

Chilling screams can be heard from those inside the building as police and medics tend to the victims. A video taken in the parking lot of the bowling alley shows people screaming and crying. Both Thomas and Hamad said they had never witnessed any violence there in the past, but Hamad said he had stopped going for a while because he heard someone with a gun was recently seen there.

World News Afghan NSA holds talks with Doval; compliments India's development assistance
Author: 0 Afghan NSA holds talks with Doval; compliments India's development assistance

They came a day after a news appearance by Trump at a Cabinet meeting Wednesday, in which he said he got along with Modi, but he was "constantly telling me that he built a library in Afghanistan". "You know what that is?" "Right now, after having been back from Afghanistan, I can tell you that Daesh is on the rise in Afghanistan". Pakistan has always been the major problem in Afghanistan's stabilisation; it has become more troubling at a moment when the Taliban are on an ascendant ...

World News Five children headed to Disney World killed in fiery Florida crash
Author: 0 Five children headed to Disney World killed in fiery Florida crash

Shocked passers-by described how the scene looked like a different world as people were laid out in the road following the smash. Five children from Avoyelles Parish were among the seven killed in the van involved in the crash . "If I had stepped on the brake when I heard the noise, undoubtedly, I would have been in that accident", DeVita said. FHP's Riordan said troopers don't yet know who is at fault in the crash.

World News Five teenage girls killed in escape room fire
Author: 0 Five teenage girls killed in escape room fire

Five teenagers were locked in the room and were killed by the fire. Police and fire officials are still trying to figure out how the room caught fire, killing the 15-year-old girls and causing one other person to be hospitalized with severe burns, according to CNN Polish affiliate TVN24 .

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