• A Game of Chicken With Pakistan
A Game of Chicken With Pakistan

Initially vague information on how much money and materiel was being withheld suggested the primary goal was to substantiate President Donald Trump's surprising New Year's Day tweet that accused Pakistan of playing USA leaders for "fools".

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  • China tightens North Korea trade restrictions under United Nations sanctions
China tightens North Korea trade restrictions under United Nations sanctions

The newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported this week Chinese-owned vessels flying the flags of Panama, Belize and other countries were suspected of improperly trading with North Korea. The local prosecutor "discovered after questioning that defendant Chen in 2017 had knowingly used ships to sell petroleum products on the high seas and had falsely written...

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  • GOP senators send criminal referral to DOJ for dossier author
GOP senators send criminal referral to DOJ for dossier author

Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., said she was unaware of the criminal referral before it was made. Levy, counsel for Fusion GPS. "I'll continue to stand strong against any efforts to undermine Special Counsel Mueller's investigation, as well as th...

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  • Fire at Moore accuser's Alabama home not linked to allegations: sheriff
Fire at Moore accuser's Alabama home not linked to allegations: sheriff

The home of an Alabama woman who accused Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her has been destroyed by a fire, but the local sheriff said on Friday the blaze does not appear to be linked to the case. Corfman told the newspaper in a statement that the lawsuit aims "to do what I could not do as a 14-year-old - hold...

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  • Mega Millions, Powerball Tip $1 Billion in Combined Jackpots
Mega Millions, Powerball Tip $1 Billion in Combined Jackpots

What's wrong with the minimum $15 million under the old Mega Millions system, the one with fewer numbers and a better chance of winning? It's up to $450 million with a $281 million cash payout. Of course, naysayers say you'll have a greater chance of being struck by lightning, but jackpot-dreaming folks like Karen Halliburton, a Kansas City grandma...

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  • Sears adds 103 stores to closure list
Sears adds 103 stores to closure list

Sears has announced it will close its store in Bangor, Maine. The closing store list includes 64 Kmart locations and 39 Sears locations, according to a Business Insider report . That is in addition to the 63 stores that will close at the end of January. CNBC reported that Sears didn't say how many employees would be impacted by the closing...

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  • Fodder scam: Court to announce Lalu Prasad's quantum of punishment today
Fodder scam: Court to announce Lalu Prasad's quantum of punishment today

The case relates to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from Deoghar treasury 21 years ago. In the plea filed hours before special court's pronouncement of quantum of sentence, Lalu's advocate cited poor medical condition of the RJD chief convicted in the fodder scam case on December 23.

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  • More than $400 million jackpots tempt Mega Millions, Powerball players
More than $400 million jackpots tempt Mega Millions, Powerball players

The Powerball jackpot has now escalated to $550 million for Saturday's drawing. People in the Dayton area who have won lotteries in the past have shared their advice and the impact that winning had on their lives. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed almost $28 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care se...

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  • Can the PyeongChang Olympics Be a Breakthrough for the North Korea Crisis?
Can the PyeongChang Olympics Be a Breakthrough for the North Korea Crisis?

Cho also emphasized that the South delegation would meet Kim's delegation "anytime, anywhere and that any format for the talks would be acceptable". "The fact that South Korea wants to talk to North Korea, hopefully with China chairing the meeting, is a good sign", Armstrong added. While many observers focused most of their attention on Kim's thr...

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  • 'Bomb Cyclone' Winter Storm Grayson Expected To Undergo Bombogenesis
'Bomb Cyclone' Winter Storm Grayson Expected To Undergo Bombogenesis

By definition, the barometric pressure must drop by at least 24 millibars in 24 hours for a storm to be called a bomb cyclone; the formation of such a storm is called bombogenesis . This East Coast storm will move fast & deepen very rapidly. @NWS offices are monitoring the subtle track changes that can have big impacts. Notice the tight pressure...

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  • Roy Moore Accuser Sues Him for Defamation
Roy Moore Accuser Sues Him for Defamation

Corfman is not asking for any money, but wants a public apology from Moore, a block on Moore or his campaign making public attacks against her, and a judgement of defamation, her lawyer Neil Roman told WaPo. The lawsuit was filed a day after Jones was sworn in as a member of the Senate. The lawsuit spells out a number of instances where Moore or ...

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  • US Suspends Security Aid To Pakistan Over Terrorists
US Suspends Security Aid To Pakistan Over Terrorists

She also explained what the suspension entails and said that the United States will not be providing military equipment to Islamabad unless required there is a legal requirement. "This is more of a political statement in response to pressure from the US, telling the USA that Pakistan has a great relationship with China and that Pakistan wou...

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  • Afghanistan: 15 Killed, 20 Others Wounded in Massive Blast in Kabul's Banaee
Afghanistan: 15 Killed, 20 Others Wounded in Massive Blast in Kabul's Banaee

This comes a week after Daesh claimed a suicide attack aimed at a Tehran-backed cultural center killing 50 people in Kabul , and another one during funeral prayers in Jalalabad city killing 15 people. President Ashraf Ghani in a statement condemned the explosion and called it an inhuman act against Afghans . "At this time a suicide bomber det...

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  • Sleeping woman sexually assaulted on Spirit flight to Detroit: complaint
Sleeping woman sexually assaulted on Spirit flight to Detroit: complaint

Prabhu Ramamoorthy an Indian national has been living in the United States of America on the temporary visa and he was caught abusing a 22-year-old girl sitting next to him. Ramamoorthy was then detained by the Wayne County Airport Authority. He likewise demonstrated that he unfastened her jeans part-way, and put his finger into her jeans.

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  • North Korea Accidentally Hit Its Own City In Missile Test, Report Says
North Korea Accidentally Hit Its Own City In Missile Test, Report Says

The publication quoted a U.S. government source with knowledge of the North's weapons program as saying the missile's first stage engines failed around a minute into flight, resulting in "catastrophic failure". The missile was once again launched in May and at this time it successfully completed the test. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects ...

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  • Snow grounds thousands of flights in NY region
Snow grounds thousands of flights in NY region

At the Halifax airport, Linda Coleman hopes her delayed flight with Porter Airlines won't be cancelled like dozens of others on the departures board. Amtrak is advising travelers to allow for extra time to get to the train station, and be extremely careful inside stations and on platforms. Caribbean Airlines Limited last night announced the can...

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  • MPs call for 'latte levy' on disposable coffee cups
MPs call for 'latte levy' on disposable coffee cups

This week, Pret doubled the discount offered to customers who bring in a reusable coffee cup from 25p to 50p. In his Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond described plastic waste as a "scourge" and announced that he and Environment Secretary Michael Gove would investigate a single-use plastic tax to reduce waste.

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  • Sightseeing balloon crashes in Egypt's Luxor city killing one United States tourist
Sightseeing balloon crashes in Egypt's Luxor city killing one United States tourist

The Egyptian Aviation Authority confirmed 19 people were injured in the crash, which took place at about 7:30 a.m. local time. The accident occurred in Luxor, in southern Egypt, which is popular with tourists due to its number of ancient temples and ruins.

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  • Fatal
Fatal "Swatting" episode in Kansas raises quandary: Who is to blame?

Livingston said police believe this was a case of " swatting " where someone makes a false call to initiate a response from a SWAT team to an address. The two unnamed gamers got into an argument over a match of Call of Duty on Thursday, according to the Wichita Eagle . But Livingston said the man moved a hand toward his waistband - a common pl...

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  • Iran protests have violent night; at least 12 dead overall
Iran protests have violent night; at least 12 dead overall

Video posted on social media showed crowds of people walking through the streets, some chanting "Death to the dictator!" On Monday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was quoted by state media as apparently blaming Iran's arch enemies, the United States and Israel, for provoking unrest.

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