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Trump issues his first commutation to Brooklyn meatpacking executive

Trump issues his first commutation to Brooklyn meatpacking executive The commutation does not vacate Rubashkin's conviction and leaves in place a parole term and restitution obligation. Trump's decision to commute Rubashkin's sentence had bipartisan support, including from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Republican Sen. [Full Article...]

Barca in Griezmann approach

Barca in Griezmann approach However, reports from Spain indicate that Barcelona have stepped up their pursuit of Griezmann in recent weeks and it was claimed at the weekend that Barca's president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, had been in touch with the 26-year-old's family. [Full Article...]

Ocean's 8 trailer out: Sandra Bullock's boots will walk all over you

Ocean's 8 trailer out: Sandra Bullock's boots will walk all over you In this one, it's his sister Debbie Ocean , played by Sandra Bullock , talking to the parole board about mending her ways and wanting a simple life. Squeezed between clips of Hathaway slapping someone and Rihanna's Nine Ball looking confused is a shot of Debbie sipping a martini next to the marble grave of her brother. [Full Article...]

Stormy Weekend Ahead: Snow Likely Christmas Day

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy - low around 23. The freezing rain is expected to develop overnight and early Friday morning from south to north in the advised sections, the Weather Service said in a forecast discussion this morning. [Full Article...]

North Korea begins tests to load Anthrax onto ICBMs, report says

North Korea begins tests to load Anthrax onto ICBMs, report says The North Korean ICBM test that attracted the most attention in November was dubbed Hwasong 15 ("Mars"), and the missile flew as high as 2,800 miles and traveled for 50 minutes, according to ABC News . It was the highest-profile cyberattack North Korea has been blamed for since the 2014 hack of Sony Pictures after it produced "The Interview", a satirical movie imagining a Central Intelligence Age... [Full Article...]

Jesse Lingard: 'Manchester United should be winning the Premier League'

Jesse Lingard: 'Manchester United should be winning the Premier League' Mourinho refused to be drawn on the leaked video which emerged on social media before United's victory at the Hawthorns, showing City players celebrating Saturday's win against Tottenham by taunting United over their cautious style of play with the words "park the bus". [Full Article...]

Newly Invented Glass Would Let Cracked Smartphone Screens "Heal" Themselves

Newly Invented Glass Would Let Cracked Smartphone Screens The discovery happened, as many great discoveries do, by accident. A chance discovery by Japanese researchers may soon solve the frustration of smashed phone screens. Researchers said that the high mechanical strength and healing abilities tend to be mutually exclusive. Many other types of "self-healing" glass require some kind of heat, but this new polymer can be repaired at room temperat... [Full Article...]

Pentagon confirmed existence of UFO program, incident videos released

Pentagon confirmed existence of UFO program, incident videos released Former senate majority leader and retired Nevada lawmaker Harry Reid was AATIP's catalyst, earmarking over $20 million of the defense department's budget to fund it. The Times even obtained a video, courtesy of the Department of Defense, showing a 2004 event in which a "whitish oval object" was chased by two F/A-18F fighter jets off the coast of San Diego. [Full Article...]

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson 'seriously considering' running for president

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson 'seriously considering' running for president When they discover an old video game console with a game they've never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game's jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson , Jack Black , Kevin Hart , and Karen Gillan . [Full Article...]

Haverhill Marks Wreaths Across America Day at Hilldale Cemetery

Haverhill Marks Wreaths Across America Day at Hilldale Cemetery At Forest Dale Cemetery, 130 wreaths were laid on Saturday, primarily on the Civil War graves in the center of the cemetery, which features a memorial surrounded by cannons. He remembered a boyhood trip to Arlington National Cemetery and chose to donate 5,000 wreaths to be placed on the headstones. According to a release, more than 8,307 wreaths were placed in 2016. [Full Article...]

Ethics watchdog says Canada PM Trudeau broke conflict rules

Ethics watchdog says Canada PM Trudeau broke conflict rules The Aga Khan told Dawson he developed a relationship with the elder Trudeau in 1960, which spawned years of written correspondence, visits and a family vacation to the Greek islands. Dawson said the Aga Khan and his foundation were registered to lobby and Justin Trudeau didn't properly recuse himself on two occasions in May 2016 from government meetings about a 15 million Canadian dollar grant to ... [Full Article...]

One vote in recount gives House Democrats 50th seat

One vote in recount gives House Democrats 50th seat After an election recount that appears to give them a tying vote in their chamber, Virginia House Democrats plan to meet Wednesday to select a would-be speaker. When the process was complete, Simonds wound up ahead with 11,608 votes to Yancey's 11,607. The recount is the first to flip the results of a Virginia House race in at least 20 years, according to the Virginia Public Access Project . [Full Article...]

Nashville expected to be awarded MLS franchise at Wednesday announcement

Nashville expected to be awarded MLS franchise at Wednesday announcement This will come as a surprise to nobody , but it looks like Nashville is a sure bet to nab a spot in Major League Soccer. The development comes amid an intense competition between four cities for two expansion bids. Rendering of Ford Field converted for soccer play. Pistons owner Tom Gores, Bill Ford Jr. and Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert have all partnered to get a team. [Full Article...]

Springfield Christian teacher husband catches wife raping student in bed

Springfield Christian teacher husband catches wife raping student in bed A 29-year-old teacher at a Christian school was caught by her own husband in bed with a 17-year-old male student, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office revealed this week. Baber, from Cottage Grove in western OR, worked in the English department at Logos Christian Academy , a nondenominational Christian school. Sheriff's officials said investigators obtained a search warrant Friday and foun... [Full Article...]

Senate panel rejects Trump nominee Scott Garrett to head Ex-Im Bank

Senate panel rejects Trump nominee Scott Garrett to head Ex-Im Bank Scott Garrett, who was a tea-party-aligned Republican congressman from New Jersey until he lost his re-election bid in 2016, has faced intense opposition from the business community ― corporations like General Electric Co. But members were skeptical of his claims since he didn't tell the committee that he believed they were wrong when he made them. Instead, Garrett said he was no longer in favo... [Full Article...]

I'd leave the pitch in a coffin for Mourinho - Terry

I'd leave the pitch in a coffin for Mourinho - Terry He not only picked Henry but also claimed he was the most feared striker he played against. After Terry departed the club, Christensen has established himself in the first team at Chelsea having taken David Luiz's place in recent weeks. "All characteristics. I can predict for him a fantastic career". I would say 2004/05 or 2005/06, those first two sides when Mourinho arrived at the club. [Full Article...]

Republicans' Final Tax Bill Just Passed The House Of Representatives

Republicans' Final Tax Bill Just Passed The House Of Representatives On the whole, however, most taxpayers will see relief. Republicans were rewarded for a fast-track strategy, muscling through complex legislation that heaps the majority of tax cuts on wealthy individuals and corporations. Those provisions will be struck from the bill prior to the Senate vote. "The Senate will still vote tonight, and the House will vote tomorrow to send the final bill to th... [Full Article...]

Ahd Tamimi arrested for slapping an Israeli soldier raiding her house

Ahd Tamimi arrested for slapping an Israeli soldier raiding her house They circulated pictures of Ahed when she was a little girl raising a fist in front of Israeli soldiers. This morning, at 4, the Israeli armed forces stole the family's cameras and telephone, beat the son, and arrested Ahed. Tamimi is well known as a leader of youth protests against Israeli soldiers in the West Bank. The al-Tamimi family is well-known internationally for their activism against... [Full Article...]

Trump denies he considered pulling Neil Gorsuch nomination: 'I never even wavered'

Trump denies he considered pulling Neil Gorsuch nomination: 'I never even wavered' He reportedly fretted over whether Gorsuch, lauded by the mainstream Republicans that have sometimes clashed with the White House, would be "loyal" and wondered if he were sufficiently grateful. As a Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has already swayed the Court further to the right, in rulings, in cases accepted, and in cases denied. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said the Supreme Court nomi... [Full Article...]

Infectious disease groups weigh in on CDC-budget word ban

Infectious disease groups weigh in on CDC-budget word ban While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention refutes these reports, new ones have come up saying that the ban extends beyond the agency. "The assertion that HHS has "banned words" is a complete mischaracterization of discussions regarding the budget formulation process", HHS spokesman Matt Lloyd told The Hill on Saturday. [Full Article...]


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