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Alabama Senate election: Roy Moore takes slight early lead over Doug Jones
Alabama Senate election: Roy Moore takes slight early lead over Doug JonesRepublican Roy Moore has taken a slight early lead in the Alabama Senate race over Democratic opponent Doug Jones, though a significant number of votes still have not yet been tabulated. With 29 percent of precincts reporting, Moore is ahead with 51.6 ...read more
Source: Fox News
Published on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:21:00 GMT
Fire at a homeless encampment sparked Bel-Air blaze that destroyed homes, officials say
Fire at a homeless encampment sparked Bel-Air blaze that destroyed homes, officials sayThe blaze that swept through the hills of Bel-Air last week, destroying six homes and damaging a dozen others, was sparked by a cooking fire at a homeless encampment in a nearby ravine, Los Angeles officials said Tuesday. The encampment was nestled in a ...read more
Source: Los Angeles Times
Published on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:55:00 GMT
Tax Bill: John Cornyn’s Fossil Fuel Provision Would Personally Enrich Republican Lawmakers
Tax Bill: John Cornyn’s Fossil Fuel Provision Would Personally Enrich Republican LawmakersWhen Texas Sen. John Cornyn slipped an obscure tax break for pipeline giants into the GOP tax bill, he wasn't just helping major Republican Party donors, he was also potentially helping 16 of his congressional colleagues. Together those 16 lawmakers — 13 ...read more
Source: International Business Times
Published on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:07:00 GMT
Soccer Bribery Trial Nears End With Bid to Toss Case, No Defense
Soccer Bribery Trial Nears End With Bid to Toss Case, No DefenseThe fate of three former South American soccer officials accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes will soon be in the hands of a jury after they declined to testify in their defense or call any witnesses. Instead, they asked a federal judge in ...read more
Source: Bloomberg
Published on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:47:00 GMT
Roy Moore spokesman speechless after being told you don't need a Bible to be sworn in
Roy Moore spokesman speechless after being told you don't need a Bible to be sworn inRoy Moore “probably” still thinks homosexuality should be illegal, the Republican Alabama Senate candidate’s campaign spokesman said Tuesday. Time The campaign spokesman for Senate candidate Roy Moore was stupefied Tuesday when he was told that ...read more
Source: USA Today
Published on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:02:00 GMT
Trump says Sen. Gillibrand 'would do anything' for campaign cash after she calls for his resignation
Trump says Sen. Gillibrand 'would do anything' for campaign cash after she calls for his resignationPresident Trump lashed out Tuesday at Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who is calling for his resignation over the multiple allegations of sexual assault against him. And Trump did so in a suggestive tweet that critics say demeans women. “Lightweight ...read more
Source: Yahoo News
Published on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:00:00 GMT
Erik Prince to Partner With Mozambique's Hidden-Debt Companies
Erik Prince to Partner With Mozambique's Hidden-Debt CompaniesBlackwater Security founder Erik Prince plans to partner with three state-owned Mozambican companies at the center of a hidden-loan scandal that resulted in the country defaulting on its debt this year. Prince, chairman of Hong Kong-based Frontier Services ...read more
Source: Bloomberg
Published on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:24:00 GMT
Merriam-Webster names 'feminism' 2017 Word of the Year
Merriam-Webster names 'feminism' 2017 Word of the YearDec. 12 (UPI) --"Feminism," a top lookup for 2017, was named Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year Tuesday. News reports have kept the word in top searches the past few years, but the dictionary said it was looked up 70 percent more this year than last.read more
Source: United Press International
Published on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:48:00 GMT
Study says flu hits men harder than women
Study says flu hits men harder than womenTUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 -- As winter rolls into town, so does the flu and all its miserable symptoms. Yet, doctors and women alike have long noticed that men tend to bemoan those symptoms more than women. The phenomenon even has a name: the "man flu.read more
Source: United Press International
Published on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:54:00 GMT
New York Bombing Suspect Charged With Terror Crimes
New York Bombing Suspect Charged With Terror CrimesThe man accused of detonating a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body in one of New York’s busiest transit hubs faces federal terrorism charges, according to a complaint filed Tuesday. “I did it for the Islamic State,” suspect Akayed Ullah told ...read more
Source: Wall Street Journal
Published on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:20:00 GMT
Here are Peter Strzok's texts to Lisa Page about Trump
Here are Peter Strzok's texts to Lisa Page about TrumpCBS News has obtained the text messages that former Special Counsel investigator Peter Strzok sent to his colleague Lisa Page, a senior FBI lawyer who was also working on the Mueller team, Paula Reid reports. At one point, Page wrote to Strzok, "I just saw ...read more
Source: CBS News
Published on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:23:00 GMT
Living hour by hour as the Thomas fire approaches Montecito
Living hour by hour as the Thomas fire approaches MontecitoCharles McCaleb hasn’t slept much since the raging Thomas fire chased him out of his Ojai Valley home about a week ago. In the early morning hours, he refreshes fire and weather websites for the latest on the blaze’s behavior and spread. During the day ...read more
Source: Los Angeles Times
Published on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:05:00 GMT
Florida man who exchanged sexually explicit messages with 9-year-old sentenced to life in prison
Florida man who exchanged sexually explicit messages with 9-year-old sentenced to life in prisonA Florida man was sentenced to life in federal prison on Thursday after pleading guilty to multiple child pornography and sexual abuse charges and it’s thanks to a father more than 700 miles away who decided to search his 9-year-old daughter’s smartphone.read more
Source: Fox News
Published on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:09:00 GMT
Child sex abuser Dennis Hastert must not be left alone with children, judge rules
Child sex abuser Dennis Hastert must not be left alone with children, judge rulesA federal judge in Chicago on Tuesday ordered that Dennis Hastert never be left alone with anyone under 18 unless another adult is present who is aware of the former U.S. House speaker's conviction in a hush-money case that revealed he had sexually abused ...read more
Source: New York Daily News
Published on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:43:00 GMT