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Thailand's king says sister's bid to run for prime minister is 'inappropriate'

Thailand's king says sister's bid to run for prime minister is 'inappropriate' It pits her against the chief of the ruling junta and redrawing the nation's political landscape . A group of people wearing colourful outfits pose for picture next to a large portrait of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn in Bangkok . Has been in exile since 2008 to avoid serving jail time on a corruption conviction he insists was politically motivated. The decision by a party linked to former... [Full Article...]

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves William Barr’s Attorney General Nomination

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves William Barr’s Attorney General Nomination Barr, 68, who served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 under the late President George H.W. Bush, will be the second full-fledged attorney general of the Trump administration. "I believe the memo is disqualifying", said Senator Dianne Feinstein , the committee's top Democrat. "Nothing in existing law or regulation prevents the attorney general from sharing the report", Feinstein said befo... [Full Article...]

Mass. upholds Michelle Carter's involuntary manslaughter conviction

Mass. upholds Michelle Carter's involuntary manslaughter conviction The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Wednesday that the evidence proved Michelle Carter's conduct caused the suicide of Conrad Roy III in 2014. Roy was in his truck and texted Carter that he was having second thoughts but she insisted he "get back in" the truck. [Full Article...]

Charges: Suspect fired 5 times at school bus windshield

Charges: Suspect fired 5 times at school bus windshield Lilly is expected to make his first court appearance on Friday. Lilly is then seen stepping out of his vehicle, a black Toyota sedan, and walking back to confront the driver of the school bus . In a blurry video of the incident released by the Minnesota DOT, a man who is allegedly Lilly gets out of the vehicle and walks back toward the bus, which is halted in traffic on the highway. [Full Article...]

Letter Demands Google Stops Telling Waze Users About NYPD Activity

Letter Demands Google Stops Telling Waze Users About NYPD Activity The letter goes on to call the feature "irresponsible", claiming that it "only serves to aid impaired and intoxicated drivers to evade checkpoints and encourages reckless driving". Waze does not allow drivers to specifically identify sobriety checkpoints. The department sent a cease-and-desist letter over the weekend demanding Google disable the crowd-sourced app's function that allows motorist... [Full Article...]

Trump to undergo second physical exam Friday

Trump to undergo second physical exam Friday Almost a dozen White House officials and sources close to Trump said he is reluctant to change his eating habits and has not set foot in the White House fitness room, calling exercise a "waste of the energy". Adm. Ronny Jackson, Trump's physician a year ago, said while Trump was "more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part. we're going to do both". [Full Article...]

Pope confirms sexual abuse of nuns by priests

Pope confirms sexual abuse of nuns by priests Francis also revealed that his predecessor, Benedict XVI , had sought to remove priests who committed sexual abuse and even "sexual slavery". Associated Press: " After decades of silence, nuns talk about abuse by priests " - "The nun no longer goes to confession regularly, after an Italian priest forced himself on her while she was at her most vulnerable: recounting her sins to him in a unive... [Full Article...]

Democrats at the top are killing the Great State of Virginia

Democrats at the top are killing the Great State of Virginia Speaking on CNN's "New Day", the California Democrat stressed the importance of believing the alleged victims of sexual assault. "As one of seven working on a 359-page yearbook, I can not endorse or associate myself with every photo, entry, or word on each page", Norment wrote, adding that he did not appear in or take any of the photos in question. [Full Article...]

Terry McAuliffe Calls on Democrat Justin Fairfax to Resign Immediately

Terry McAuliffe Calls on Democrat Justin Fairfax to Resign Immediately A second woman has come forward to accuse the deputy governor of scandal-plagued Virginia of sexual assault. The woman said in a statement that the attack took place when she and Fairfax were students at Duke University. Cox, the House speaker, himself said Monday that there was "a rightful hesitation" among lawmakers to seek Northam's impeachment or removal. On Saturday, though, the gover... [Full Article...]

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Grilled by the House Judiciary Committee

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Grilled by the House Judiciary Committee Later, Nadler agreed to drop the threat, paving the way for Whitaker's appearance before the panel. He called for an adjournment, a motion that was easily defeated. The comment came during a testy opening exchange between Whitaker and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler during a dramatic faceoff at the Capitol . [Full Article...]

Trump Campaign Announces First Rally of 2019

Trump Campaign Announces First Rally of 2019 A stalemate over the issue led to a record 35-day shutdown that ended January 25. "I'm hopeful", said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky. Bush. Democrats have proposed spending as much as $1.6 billion for border security including some types of physical barriers, but it remains unclear how much more money they'd accept as part of a deal. [Full Article...]

CBBC Newsround: Storm Erik to bring strong winds to United Kingdom this weekend

CBBC Newsround: Storm Erik to bring strong winds to United Kingdom this weekend It has now landed safely at Manchester. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. The crash happened in Poole, Dorset, shortly before 11.50am this morning. "Strong and gusty southwesterly winds will gradually abate". It will remain unsettled and blustery through Saturday. The Met Office originally predicted gusts of up to 70mph for Northern Ireland but, according to BBC We... [Full Article...]

Australia and United States make record crystal meth bust

Australia and United States make record crystal meth bust The investigation appeared to reveal cooperation between Mexican cartels and Australian biker gangs, developing what authorities say is a worrying new vector for drugs to arrive to Australia. "This is now flagging intent Australia is now being targeted", he said . "This cartel is among one of the most powerful and violent drug trafficking syndicates in the world". [Full Article...]

Here’s What We Know About Trump’s State Of The Union

Here’s What We Know About Trump’s State Of The Union President Trump is delivering a State of the Union address after a delay due to the government shutdown. With Caravans marching through Mexico and toward our Country, Republicans must be prepared to do whatever is necessary for STRONG Border Security. [Full Article...]

Bahraini refugee footballer could be jailed in Thailand until August

Bahraini refugee footballer could be jailed in Thailand until August It urged Australia and Bahrain to find a "mutually agreeable solution". Australian authorities and football organisations have kept attention on the case through social media, with hashtags such as #SaveHakeem and #BoycottThailand. The Bangkok court has set an April 22 date for its next hearing. Thai officials previously said a trial could be lengthy, depending on how many witnesses are ca... [Full Article...]

UN-led inquiry: Khashoggi 'victim of brutal killing, perpetrated by Saudi officials

UN-led inquiry: Khashoggi 'victim of brutal killing, perpetrated by Saudi officials Special UN rapporteur, Agnes Callamard , said Thursday after a visit to Turkey that the killing of Khashoggi , who had written critical pieces on Saudi Arabia in The Washington Post, had been "planned and perpetrated" by Saudi officials. [Full Article...]

Veterinarians Revive Cat That Nearly Froze in Montana

Veterinarians Revive Cat That Nearly Froze in Montana According to Clark, cats' temperatures normally are around 101 degrees. "I've never seen this". Despite her harrowing encounter, clinic vets told KULR that by the evening, Fluffy was seemingly back to her normal self and now appears to be recovering. [Full Article...]

She Thought a Ghost Was Stealing Her Clothes. Not Quite

She Thought a Ghost Was Stealing Her Clothes. Not Quite Maddie said: "He was telling me everything about his life and basically how he got in my closet". The closet door was still closed and Maddie asked the man if he was going to do anything to hurt her. Maddie told WJW that she and her roommate are now planning to relocate to a new apartment. Except she didn't have a ghost - she had a live-in intruder hiding out in her closet. [Full Article...]

New York Prosecutors Subpoena Trump’s Inaugural Committee

New York Prosecutors Subpoena Trump’s Inaugural Committee The Wall Street Journal reported in December that federal prosecutors were investigating whether the inaugural committee misspent some of the record 107 million USA dollars it had raised from donors. As part of a plea deal, Patten acknowledged that he steered an illegal foreign donation to Trump's inaugural committee, using an American straw donor. [Full Article...]

College student finds man living in closet, wearing her clothing

College student finds man living in closet, wearing her clothing Maddie and her roommate thought they had a ghost because of the missing items and odd handprints - until Saturday when the young woman says she found 30-year-old Andrew Swofford in her apartment. Praise to Maddie for the zen she channeled when handling the situation. They said their doors are always locked and they did not see any damage to them. [Full Article...]


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