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|Wisconsin, Michigan Republicans enact lame-duck limits
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans in Wisconsin and Michigan enacted last-minute limits on Democratic power Friday, with outgoing GOP governors in both Upper Midwest states signing measures protecting their priorities before leaving office in less than a month.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 4:05 AM
|Man who sexually assaulted woman on flight while she slept is jailed for nine years
Prabhu Ramamoorthy, 34, was also sitting next to his wife on the overnight flight in January. Ramamoorthy had molested the victim while unbuttoning her blouse and unzipping her trousers as she slept. US attorney Matthew Schneider said: “Everyone has the right to be secure and safe when they travel on aeroplanes.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:16 AM
|Yemen's warring parties agree to ceasefire in Hodeidah and U.N. role
At the close of a week of talks in Sweden, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said a framework for political negotiations would be discussed at the next round of talks at the end of January between the Iranian-aligned Houthis and the Saudi-backed government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Western nations, some of which supply arms and intelligence to the Saudi-led coalition that intervened in Yemen in 2015, had pressed the two sides to agree confidence-building steps to pave the way for a wider truce and a political process to end the war, which has killed tens of thousands of people. The conflict has pushed Yemen, the poorest country on the Arabian Peninsula, to the verge of famine.
POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 5:45 PM
|6 Sandy Hook Survivors On Healing, Faith And Forgiveness, 6 Years Later
Dec. 14, 2018, marks six years since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 12:51 PM
|Palestinians slam Australia's move on Jerusalem
The Palestinian leadership on Saturday described as "irresponsible" Australia's recognition of west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying it violated international law. The country became one of just a few to follow US President Donald Trump's lead and recognise the contested city as Israel's capital, saying. Australia said it would open a defence and trade office in the west of the holy city and Prime Minister Scott Morrison also committed to recognising a future state of Palestine with east Jerusalem as its capital.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 5:48 AM
|'Spider-Man': How Stan Lee's 'Spider-Verse' cameo became a moving tribute (spoilers)
Stan Lee's cameo in "Spider-Man: Into the Super-Verse" has gone from fun scene to moving tribute after his recent death last month. (Spoilers.)
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 12:01 PM
|PHOTOS: French police kill suspect in Strasbourg Christmas market attack
The gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg was shot dead by French police on Thursday as the Islamic State jihadist group claimed him as one of its “soldiers”.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 9:00 AM
|EU's Tusk says no more Brexit negotiations
By Gabriela Baczynska and Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday he had no mandate to reopen Brexit negotiations with Britain, while the head of the bloc's executive, Jean-Claude Juncker, said he "admired" Prime Minister Theresa May. Tusk and Juncker were speaking at a news conference after two days of talks at an EU summit that were dominated by the issue of Brexit and saw the other 27 national leaders of the bloc offer May only vague assurances over their Brexit deal. "I have no mandate to organize any further negotiations. ...
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 11:25 AM
|Johnny Bobbitt, homeless vet in alleged GoFundMe scam, released on bail
A homeless veteran from who allegedly schemed with a couple to scam GoFundMe donors out of more than $400,000 will be released from jail pending trial.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 1:46 PM
|Death row executions remain near historic lows in 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three states resumed executions of death row inmates in 2018 after long breaks, but nationwide, executions remained near historic lows this year, according to an annual report on the death penalty released Friday.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 7:55 AM