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Iran says new budget bucks US oil embargo, uses Russian loan
Iran says new budget bucks US oil embargo, uses Russian loan
  • World
  • 2019-12-08 06:33:42Z

Iran's president says his country will depend less on oil revenue next year, in a new budget that is designed to resist crippling U.S. sanctions. Hassan Rouhani spoke during Sunday's opening session of Parliament. "The budget is based on maximum pressure and sanctions," by the U.S., Rouhani said.

Tito Ortiz rolls over Alberto
Tito Ortiz rolls over Alberto 'El Patron' Rodriguez in Combate Americas first pay-per-view

It didn't take long for Tito Ortiz to take out famed wrestler Alberto "El Patron" Rodriguez at Combate Americas: Tito vs. Alberto on Saturday in Hidalgo, Texas. Ortiz finished Rodriguez in little more than three minutes of the first round of the main event, as he continues to prove that age is just a

Houston police sergeant fatally shot responding to domestic violence call; suspect in custody
Houston police sergeant fatally shot responding to domestic violence call; suspect in custody
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  • 2019-12-08 03:28:00Z

A Houston police officer was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence situation on Saturday afternoon. The officer, identified at Sgt. Christopher Brewster, 32, was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Georgia QB Jake Fromm has day to forget in blowout loss
Georgia QB Jake Fromm has day to forget in blowout loss

Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm had almost everything go against him in the Southeastern Conference championship game. Making his third consecutive start in the SEC title game, Fromm threw two poorly placed interceptions, completed less than 50% of his passes for the fifth straight game and had a few

Heisman coronation? Burrow leads LSU past Georgia 37-10
Heisman coronation? Burrow leads LSU past Georgia 37-10

ATLANTA (AP) -- Joe Burrow collected a shiny award as the game's MVP.

Family of twin killed by brother accuses father of pinning blame on son
Family of twin killed by brother accuses father of pinning blame on son
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  • 2019-12-08 02:35:00Z

A Philadelphia father was teaching his twin sons how to load and aim a firearm when one of the teens fatally shot his brother in the chest, according to their family. Fayaadh Gillard, 18, was charged with murder in connection with the death of his twin, Suhail Gillard, but other family members said the charges are based on a false narrative concocted by their father, who allegedly told them to lie about the circumstances in an effort to protect himself from potential prosecution. "My mother allowed them to visit their father after keeping them away because of the type of person he is," Nafis Woods, the twins' older brother, who was not present at the shooting, told ABC News.

A top Trump health appointee reportedly tried to get taxpayers to reimburse her for $47,000 in jewelry that got stolen from a rented SUV
A top Trump health appointee reportedly tried to get taxpayers to reimburse her for $47,000 in jewelry that got stolen from a rented SUV

Seema Verma wrote in her claim that none of the jewelry was insured, and that the items were appraised by a jeweler several weeks after the theft.

North Korea conducts
North Korea conducts 'very important test': KCNA
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  • 2019-12-08 01:43:47Z

North Korea has conducted a "very important test" at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media reported Sunday, as nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington remain deadlocked. "A very important test was carried out at the Sohae Satellite Launch Site on December 7th, 2019," a spokesman for the North's National Academy of Science said. The result of the latest test will have an "important effect" on changing the "strategic status" of North Korea, the spokesman said in a statement carried by the KCNA news agency.

'Simplicity is genius': Joshua boxes smart to reclaim titles

Anthony Joshua jumped up and down in the ring with his massive entourage, celebrating being around $70 million richer and having three world heavyweight belts back in his possession. For the British boxing superstar, it was well worth this controversial trip to Saudi Arabia. In the first heavyweight title fight to be held in the Middle East, Joshua toyed with an out-of-shape Andy Ruiz Jr. over 12 unspectacular rounds to win a unanimous points decision, reclaim the WBA, WBO and IBF belts, and avenge a stunning upset by his Mexican-American opponent six months ago.

Trump says Rudy Giuliani will give information about Ukraine to Justice Department, Congress
Trump says Rudy Giuliani will give information about Ukraine to Justice Department, Congress

"He has not told me what he found," President Donald Trump says of an investigation by his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, in Ukraine.

Trump: Giuliani wants to take information to Barr, Congress
Trump: Giuliani wants to take information to Barr, Congress

President Donald Trump indicated Saturday that his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani wants to take the information he has gathered from his investigations in Ukraine to the U.S. attorney general and to Congress. Trump said Giuliani had not yet told him what information he has gathered, though the president

UPDATE 2-Four dead in shooting near Mexico's presidential residence
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  • 2019-12-07 23:19:51Z

Four people were killed and two injured in a shooting on Saturday near Mexico's National Palace, the presidential residence in the capital's historic downtown, officials said. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was traveling outside of Mexico City on Saturday. Preliminary reports indicated an armed man entered a building on a small street near the palace looking to relieve himself, Mexico City police said.

Alabama mourns 7th police officer killed in line of duty in 2019
Alabama mourns 7th police officer killed in line of duty in 2019
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  • 2019-12-07 23:16:00Z

The state of Alabama is mourning the seventh law enforcement officer to die in the line of duty this year. During a drug bust investigation in Huntsville on Friday, officer Billy Fred Clardy III was shot by "a known offender," who was expected to drop off a large amount of drugs to the undercover officers, according to a statement issued by the Hunstville Police Department on Saturday. The gunman, identified by police as LaJeromeny Brown, allegedly shot Clardy in an area not covered by his bulletproof vest before fleeing on foot.

Tesla on Autopilot slams into police cruiser, driver claims he was checking on his dog
Tesla on Autopilot slams into police cruiser, driver claims he was checking on his dog
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  • 2019-12-07 22:41:27Z

A Tesla on Autopilot slammed into two vehicles on Saturday, one of which was a Connecticut State Police cruiser, officials said. The driver of the Tesla told police that he put the car on Autopilot because he was checking on his dog in the backseat, according to a statement from Connecticut State Police. Police had been called to the highway because of a disabled vehicle that was occupying a lane, authorities said.

Former Rep. Katie Hill says the wave of harassment she faced after alleged revenge porn leak left her contemplating suicide
Former Rep. Katie Hill says the wave of harassment she faced after alleged revenge porn leak left her contemplating suicide

Former Rep. Katie Hill now says that she has "to keep going forward, and be part of the fight to create the change" to protect young women.

Florida man faces prison for defying 'red flag' gun law
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  • 2019-12-07 22:09:58Z

A Florida man faces up to five years in prison for refusing to surrender his weapons to authorities under the state's "red flag" law. It took a Broward County jury less than an hour to find 33-year-old Jerron Smith guilty last week, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported on Friday. Smith was the first in Florida to be charged with defying the law, which went into effect following last year's Parkland high school shooting.

Justin Hartley
Justin Hartley's Wife Chrishell Stause Spotted Without Wedding Ring Days After Moving Out

Justin Hartley's Wife Chrishell Stause Seen Without Wedding Ring

On Florida trip, Trump to address Jewish group, GOP dinner
On Florida trip, Trump to address Jewish group, GOP dinner
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  • 2019-12-07 21:15:53Z

President Donald Trump's trip to Florida on Saturday will feature separate addresses to a meeting of Jewish Americans and members of Florida's Republican Party. The trip comes hours after Trump celebrated Iran's decision to free a Chinese-American scholar from Princeton University who had been held since 2016. The whole Princeton University community is very thrilled, and it was a one-on-one hostage swap,'' Trump told reporters as he left the White House.

Biden calls Sanders
Biden calls Sanders' pitch to leverage Israel aid 'bizarre'
  • World
  • 2019-12-07 21:10:57Z

Joe Biden said Saturday that it is "bizarre" for Bernie Sanders to propose withholding U.S. military aid from Israel if the government there doesn't moderate its treatment of Palestinians. Biden and Sanders support a "two-state solution" for Israel and the Palestinians, and both men have criticized political leaders on each side of the long-standing conflict.

Henrik Stenson delivers big moment to win in Bahamas
Henrik Stenson delivers big moment to win in Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- Winless in more than two years, Henrik Stenson found himself in the middle of a wild chase to the finish Saturday with Tiger Woods and the elite in golf all around him.

Pensacola naval base shooting tests US relations with Saudi
Pensacola naval base shooting tests US relations with Saudi
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  • 2019-12-07 20:33:30Z

Top U.S. defense and military officials on Saturday reaffirmed America's continued commitment to and relationship with Saudi Arabia in the wake of a Saudi Air Force student's shooting spree at a Navy base in Florida. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and others attending a security conference in California played down any initial impact on U.S.-Saudi ties. President Donald Trump described a conciliatory conversation with the Saudi king.

New Jersey journalist re-arrested in Nigeria after brief glimpse of freedom
New Jersey journalist re-arrested in Nigeria after brief glimpse of freedom

Omoyele Sowore, imprisoned in his home country of Nigeria since August, has been freed from government custody, but still has to stand trial.

Could Mexico
Could Mexico's Version of the Marine Corps Crush the Cartels?

Could this work?

Mike Pence
Mike Pence's office says it doesn't know what Adam Schiff wants declassified in impeachment inquiry

Democrat has asked the vice president to declassify supplemental testimony over his Sept. 18 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Kratom is widely available in gas stations, despite experts
Kratom is widely available in gas stations, despite experts' warnings of addiction, risks

Dr. Marvin Seppala, chief medical officer at Hazelden Betty Ford, said use kratom is becoming normalized, despite risks.

Pensacola Navy base shooting victim
Pensacola Navy base shooting victim 'saved countless lives,' family says

Joshua Watson was shot at least five times, according to his dad. After being shot, he reached first responders and gave a description of the shooter.

Anti-US tweets, a Saudi student, a Navy hero: What we know about the NAS Pensacola shooting
Anti-US tweets, a Saudi student, a Navy hero: What we know about the NAS Pensacola shooting

Officials are investigating whether a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola Friday by a Saudi aviator in training was motivated by terrorism.

'I felt like I was going to die': A harrowing look into CIA torture from the eyes of a detainee

A CIA detainee's drawings detail the brutal reach of torture. They are part of a new Seton Hall report called "How America Tortures."

UPDATE 1-Democrats huddle to draft impeachment charges against Trump
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  • 2019-12-07 18:14:27Z

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives met behind closed doors on Saturday to prepare for what could be the final week of their months-old impeachment inquiry that has imperiled Donald Trump's presidency. The House Judiciary Committee's Democratic lawmakers were working through the weekend to sift through evidence against the Republican president and draft formal charges, known as articles of impeachment, that the panel could recommend for a full House vote as early as Thursday. The lawmakers released a 55-page report on Saturday morning outlining what they see as the constitutional grounds on which articles of impeachment could be built.

North Korea says US denuclearization talks
North Korea says US denuclearization talks 'out of negotiation table'
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  • 2019-12-07 17:31:15Z

North Korea on Saturday said denuclearization talks with the United States were "out of the negotiation table," while slamming European UN Security Council members who had recently denounced its "provocative" ballistic missile launches. The statement from North Korea's ambassador to the UN Kim Song came after Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom on Wednesday condemned North Korea's "continued testing of ballistic missiles," and called for strict enforcement of sanctions against Pyongyang.

Is Donald Trump
Is Donald Trump's bromance with Benjamin Netanyahu over? Trump's speech in Florida could offer clues

Donald Trump's address to an Israeli-American group in Florida could signal changes in U.S.-Israeli policy and his close bond with Benjamin Netanyahu.

UPDATE 2-North Korea
UPDATE 2-North Korea's U.N. envoy says denuclearization off negotiating table with United States
  • US
  • 2019-12-07 17:02:00Z

North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations said on Saturday that denuclearization is off the negotiating table with the United States and lengthy talks with Washington are not needed. Ambassador Kim Song's comment appeared to go further than North Korea's earlier warning that discussions related to its nuclear weapons program, the central focus of U.S. engagement with North Korea in the past two years, might have to be taken off the table given Washington's refusal to offer concessions.

Mom of missing 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez says
Mom of missing 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez says 'old friend' may have taken her
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  • 2019-12-07 17:01:00Z

In an interview with Dr. Phil, Noema Alavez Perez said the last time she saw the man she was with her 5-year-old daughter, Dulce Maria Alavez. "He asked me if that was my daughter," Perez, 19, said. "He just insisted, but I told him no," Perez said.

A Political Party Aligns Itself With Ocasio-Cortez
A Political Party Aligns Itself With Ocasio-Cortez

The Working Families Party, an influential, labor-backed organization that has helped push Democrats to the left, is moving toward a new identity: It wants to align itself with the movement that spawned Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.The shift comes amid recent internal debate between the labor unions

Is This Thing On? A Look Back at Political Hot Mic Moments
Is This Thing On? A Look Back at Political Hot Mic Moments

What happens when politicians are caught saying impolitic things?This week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada appeared to become the latest in a long line of world leaders who say how they really feel in private company, only to realize later that their remarks have been recorded and transmitted

'My Image Is Being Associated With Sexism.' Husband in Viral Peloton Ad Speaks Out About Enduring 'Negative Bandwagon' on Social Media

Sean Hunter, an actor and teacher, told "Good Morning America" that social media critics took the ad down a dark path

Belarus crowds rally against closer Russia ties
Belarus crowds rally against closer Russia ties
  • World
  • 2019-12-07 14:31:05Z

Roughly 1,000 Belarusians joined an unauthorised demonstration on Saturday against the prospect of a closer union with Russia. Long-time ruler Alexander Lukashenko was meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Russia on Saturday to discuss "key issues in our bilateral relations, including the prospects for deepening integration", according to the Kremlin. Police quickly intervened to oversee the demonstration but made no arrests.

The acting Navy secretary promises he
The acting Navy secretary promises he'll fix the Ford aircraft carrier because he's tired of it being a 'whipping boy for why the Navy can't do anything right'

Explaining that the president is "very concerned" about the Ford, Modly said that he is making fixing this flattop a top priority for the Navy.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the people he forgets he knew
AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the people he forgets he knew
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  • 2019-12-07 14:04:54Z

When certain associates and acquaintances of President Donald Trump get into hot water, he forgets he ever knew them. For a few days, the stock market suffered a similar fate when it dipped too low for Trump to boast about it. THE FACTS: Trump knows the British prince.

Boris Johnson said patients should have to pay to use the NHS so they will
Boris Johnson said patients should have to pay to use the NHS so they will 'value' it more

Johnson wrote a column for the Spectator magazine in 1995 calling for free healthcare to be restricted to the "genuinely sick and for the elderly."

A 14-year-old climate activist inspired by Greta Thunberg sits outside the UN on Fridays. She says she
A 14-year-old climate activist inspired by Greta Thunberg sits outside the UN on Fridays. She says she's been getting death threats.

Sixteen-year-told Swedish activist Greta Thunberg has encouraged students to skip school to demand action on climate change from their governments.

13 Mythical Creatures, Ranked
13 Mythical Creatures, Ranked

RPT-EXCLUSIVE-U.S. says drone shot down by Russian air defenses near Libyan capital
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  • 2019-12-07 12:00:00Z

The U.S. military believes that an unarmed American drone reported lost near Libya's capital last month was in fact shot down by Russian air defenses and it is demanding the return of the aircraft's wreckage, U.S. Africa Command says. Such a shootdown would underscore Moscow's increasingly muscular role in the energy-rich nation, where Russian mercenaries are reportedly intervening on behalf of east Libya-based commander Khalifa Haftar in Libya's civil war. Haftar has sought to take the capital Tripoli, now held by Libya's internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA).

China
China's top diplomat tells Pompeo U.S. should stop interfering in China's internal affairs

China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a phone call on Saturday that the United States should stop interfering in China's internal affairs, according to a report by state TV. Citing the passing of the Uighur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019 and the Hong Kong

Reddit has said that Russia likely posted leaked UK trade documents as part of a vast covert influence campaign
Reddit has said that Russia likely posted leaked UK trade documents as part of a vast covert influence campaign

The documents were cited by the UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn to attack Prime Minister Boris Johnson over a planned US trade deal.

World
World's oceans are losing oxygen at a dangerous rate, study says

Scientists warn that ocean deoxygenation will have widespread global effects on marine ecosystems and the people that rely on them.

China
China's top diplomat tells Pompeo U.S. should stop interfering in China's internal affairs

China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a phone call on Saturday that the United States should stop interfering in China's internal affairs, according to a report by state TV. Citing the passing of the Uighur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019 and the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019, Yang said the United States had seriously violated international relations, and urged Washington to "correct its mistakes" and "immediately stop interfering in China's internal affairs".

Saudi gunman called US
Saudi gunman called US 'nation of evil' before Florida shooting, monitoring group says

A Saudi trainee military pilot reportedly condemned the United States as a "nation of evil" before carrying out a mass shooting at a top US Navy base in Florida. Lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani killed three people and injured eight before being shot dead himself by police at the Naval Air Station Pensacola. The Saudi Air Force officer, who was on a US-sponsored training programme, reportedly posted a manifesto on Twitter in which he wrote: "I'm against evil, and America as a whole has turned into a nation of evil." It went on: "I'm not against you for just being American, I don't hate you because your freedoms, I hate you because every day you supporting,...

Iran frees Chinese-American scholar for US-held scientist
Iran frees Chinese-American scholar for US-held scientist
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  • 2019-12-07 10:50:09Z

Iran and the U.S. conducted a prisoner exchange Saturday that saw a detained Princeton scholar released for an Iranian scientist held by America, marking a rare diplomatic breakthrough between Tehran and Washington after months of tensions. In a trade conducted in Zurich, Switzerland, Iranian officials handed over Chinese-American graduate student Xiyue Wang, detained in Tehran since 2016, for scientist Massoud Soleimani, who had faced a federal trial in Georgia.

Rudy Giuliani
Rudy Giuliani's Ukraine 'Investigation' Stars Some of Kyiv's Most Dubious Characters

KYIV, Ukraine-The witnesses stand, with their right hands raised, as if being sworn in for, well, an impeachment hearing. Only this is not in Congress. The cast of obscure Ukrainians-a group seen at home as odious and discredited-are appearing in a television show with President Donald Trump's personal

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