Trump says he’s not worried about impeachment – but after what just happened to Cohen, he really should be

Trump says he’s not worried about impeachment – but after what just happened to Cohen, he really should beSometimes Donald Trump opts for illusion, sometimes elision. In an interview with Reuters the day before former lawyer Michael Cohen was jailed for three years for making hush money payments on the eve of the election, Trump said he was not concerned about the threat of impeachment. The payments were a civil matter, he insisted, despite the fact his own Department of Justice considered them a criminal breach of campaign finance laws.



Investigation yields few clues on missing Colorado woman

Investigation yields few clues on missing Colorado womanDENVER (AP) — Kelsey Berreth was last seen on Thanksgiving Day, captured on surveillance video entering a grocery store with what appears to be her 1-year-old daughter in a baby carrier. Weeks later, investigators don't know what happened to the 29-year-old Colorado mother.



Police departments nationwide sent scrambling by flood of emailed bomb threats

Police departments nationwide sent scrambling by flood of emailed bomb threatsAlthough no explosive devices were found, New York, San Francisco, Oklahoma City are among the cities forced to check out the threats.



Israel to approve thousands of unauthorized West Bank settler homes

Israel to approve thousands of unauthorized West Bank settler homesIsrael is to authorize thousands of the settler homes built illegally in the occupied West Bank, some of them decades ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday. The move is likely to please pro-settler members of Netanyahu's right-wing coalition while angering Palestinians, who want the West Bank as part of a future state. "Arranging the rights for the homes allows thousands of residents to be provided with infrastructure of public buildings, educational and religious buildings," Netanyahu's office said in a statement.



At least $9bn in insurance claims from California fires

At least $9bn in insurance claims from California firesInsurance claims from the recent devastating California wildfires that killed at least 89 people and destroyed 19,000 homes and businesses have reached at least $9 billion, the state's insurance commissioner said Wednesday. "The devastating wildfires of 2018 were the deadliest and costliest wildfire catastrophes in California's history," said California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. Most of the insurance payouts -- some $7 billion -- concern the Camp Fire in Northern California, which wiped out the town of Paradise and killed 86 people, making it the deadliest wildfire in recent California history.



Chinese tech workers told not to travel to US 'unless it's essential' after Huawei exec arrested

Chinese tech workers told not to travel to US 'unless it's essential' after Huawei exec arrestedTechnology researchers in China have been ordered to not travel to the US unless it is absolutely necessary, amid rising tensions between the two countries. Staff working in sensitive tech sectors were given the warning following the arrest of a Chinese tech executive in Canada, a source told the South China Morning Post. The warning comes after a similar order from US tech giant Cisco to some of its employees, which asked them the to any non-essential travel to China.



3 found alive inside West Virginia coal mine

3 found alive inside West Virginia coal mineCLEAR CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — Three people missing since last weekend were found alive Wednesday in an underground coal mine in West Virginia, authorities said.



In farewell speeches, senators bemoan downfall of the 'world's greatest deliberative body'

In farewell speeches, senators bemoan downfall of the 'world's greatest deliberative body'In their farewell addresses on the Senate floor, senators call out the hyperpartisan atmosphere that has taken hold of the U.S. Capitol.



Middle School Student Dumps Trump From His Name After Relentless Bullying

Middle School Student Dumps Trump From His Name After Relentless BullyingA middle school student in Delaware has been allowed to change his surname



4th conviction in Los Angeles murder of Chinese student

4th conviction in Los Angeles murder of Chinese studentLOS ANGELES (AP) — A 21-year-old man was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the beating death of a University of Southern California graduate student from China.



Former Baylor fraternity president accused of rape is banned from graduation, University of Texas campus

Former Baylor fraternity president accused of rape is banned from graduation, University of Texas campusJacob Anderson, accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old student, has been banned from University of Texas at Dallas, but will receive a degree.



Iran says U.N.-led ceasefire in Yemen's Hodeidah is step toward peace: TV

Iran says U.N.-led ceasefire in Yemen's Hodeidah is step toward peace:  TVIran welcomed on Friday initial agreements reached at talks in Sweden by the opposing sides in Yemen's war, which include the Iran-aligned Houthi group, were a step toward a final peace accord, Iranian state TV reported on Friday. The war in Yemen is seen as a proxy war between Iran and its key regional rival Saudi Arabia. U.N.-backed talks in Sweden ended on Thursday with an agreement between the Houthis and the Saudi-backed government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to cease fighting for the Houthi-held port city of Hodeidah and withdraw their troops.



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