LeBron James leads Cavaliers in Trump hotel boycott

Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer View text version of this page Help using this website - Accessibility statement Join today and you can easily save your favourite articles, join in the conversation and comment, plus select which news your want direct to your inbox. The Cleveland Cavaliers have made other arrangements for players who do not want to stay at a New York hotel branded by President-elect Donald Trump.

Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement leader vows to fight


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Hong Kong lawmaker and Umbrella Movement leader Nathan Law says he will fight even harder for democracy if the government moves to take away his elected seat.

The Latest: Biden warns fiscal plans reminiscent of 2008

Vice-President Joe Biden says that some of the economic proposals under discussion as a new administration prepares to enter the White House are the same ones that led to "this God-awful recession of eight years ago." Speaking at Georgetown University on financial regulation, Biden says banks and other financial institutions knew they had a backstop in the form of the American taxpayer, so they took excessive risks.

Stein still stands to benefit under losing recount effort

Green Party candidate Jill Stein's efforts to force a recount of the presidential race in three states where she admittedly doesn't think the result would change has led to questions about her motives and criticism that she's just trying to raise her profile and fatten her own coffers. Here are some questions and answers about Stein's recount efforts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, where Republican Donald Trump narrowly defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton and Stein ended up a distant fourth: Stein maintains that the recounts aren't about trying to make Clinton president, but about instilling confidence in the results in the face of unsubstantiated claims of potential security breaches.

By accident or design, Trump signals tougher China policy

Whether by accident or design, President-elect Donald Trump is signaling a tougher American policy toward China, sparking warnings from both the outgoing Obama administration and Beijing. On Monday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said progress with the Chinese could be "undermined" by a flare-up over the sovereignty of Taiwan, the self-governing island the U.S. broke diplomatic ties with in 1979.

Sarah Palin Says Trump’s Carrier Deal Could Be – Crony Capitalism’

Gov. Sarah Palin, who is being considered for a cabinet position in the Trump administration - is raising alarm over president-elect's recently announced deal with Carrier, suggesting in an op-ed it could amount to "crony capitalism." "When government steps in arbitrarily with individual subsidies, favoring one business over others, it sets inconsistent, unfair, illogical precedent," Palin wrote in a 'Young Conservatives' op-ed .

Supreme Court Wrestles With Racial Gerrymandering Cases

The Supreme Court grappled with two redistricting cases Monday from Virginia and North Carolina, in which Democrats and civil rights advocates allege the state legislatures packed minorities into a handful of legislative districts to constrain their influence statewide. The justices dedicated two hours to a discussion of allegations from each state, at times wading deep into the record and hashing out the finer points of the redistricting process.

Suing To Win Elections

In the current climate of open opposition to the electoral college by infuriated progressives, as well as the effort to undermine the election results by initiating voter recounts where there is no evidence of voter fraud, and together with numerous denunciations of the rise of populism, domestic and foreign, the Supreme Court is hearing two cases today about that most populist of all political acts: voting. Both cases involve attempts to undermine the redrawing of legislative districts by Republican-controlled state legislatures.

Costco’s Biggest Mistake in 2016

As of December 2, the stock is down 6% year-to-date as growth has slowed and the stock's valuation has increased. Between 2009 and 2015, the stock more than tripled, but the bullish streak seems to be coming to an end as the retail landscape changes.

USDA offers new loans for portable farm storage, handling equipment –

Attention Bell, Clay, Harlan, Knox, and Whitley County producers - Farm Service Agency will provide a new financing option to help you purchase portable storage and handling equipment. County Executive Director Megan Moore explains, "The loans, which now include a smaller microloan option with lower down payments and attractive interest rates, are designed to help our producers grow their businesses and markets.

New ISIS Spokesman Makes Chilling Promise As Coalition Descends On Capital Cities

Iraqi soldiers pose with the Islamic State flag along a street of the town of al-Shura, which was recaptured from Islamic State , south of Mosul, Iraq October 30, 2016. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra/File Photo The Islamic State's named its new spokesman Monday, and his first statement offers a chilling threat against the West while the terrorist group's two capital cities are under siege.

America’s Veterans Deserve Pete Hegseth

The three of us have three things in common: we're all Army veterans, we all served with Pete Hegseth, and we all strongly believe that Pete is the best possible pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs . Collectively, we've served with Pete in Guantanamo Bay, Iraq, and Afghanistan and are confident that the overwhelming majority of the service members that Pete has served with feel the same way.

Tom Cotton Pushes For Obama To Completely Halt All Transfers Out Of Guantanamo Bay

U.S. Senator Tom Cotton smiles after he was ceremonially sworn-in by Vice President Joseph Biden in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington GOP Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton urged the Obama administration Monday to stop the transfer of any more detainees from Guantanamo Bay to foreign countries. The Obama administration transferred yet another detainee out of the facility to Cape Verde over the weekend, leaving just 59 behind.

We Just Got The Surest Sign Yet Apple Plans To Eat Elon Musk’s Lunch

Apple appears to be flooring the gas in the race to place self-driving cars on the market, sending a letter to U.S. regulators with thoughts on proposed guidelines. "The company is investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation, and is excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation," Steve Kenner, Apple's director of product integrity, wrote to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration .

Gore Meets with Trump to Discuss Climate Change

"Former Vice President Al Gore, a leading voice in the fight against climate change, and Donald Trump, who at one point called it a hoax, met on Monday in what Gore called a 'productive' session," Reuters reports. Gore "spent about 90 minutes in meetings at the president-elect's Trump Tower apartment and office building in Manhattan.

Fake news story led gunman to popular DC pizzeria, police say

Edgar Maddison Welch, 28 of Salisbury, N.C., surrenders to police Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Washington. Welch, who said he was investigating a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place, fired an assault rifle inside the restaurant on Sunday injuring no one, police and news reports said.

North Carolina Gov. McCrory concedes he lost re-election bid

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory conceded the governor's race Monday, clearing the way for Democrat Roy Cooper to be declared the winner nearly four weeks after Election Day. The win by Cooper, the state's outgoing attorney general, gives Democrats an important consolation prize after a disappointing election across the country.

Natalia Castro: “Going Nuclear” On Supreme Court Pick


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One issue that helped shape the election was the debate over the next Supreme Court Justice nomination as a fear of a liberal replacement to the late Justice Antonin Scalia brought conservatives to the voting booth in droves. Now President-elect Donald Trump must remain true to his promise and deliver a strict constitutionalist to the Supreme Court, but his new enemy in this battle is not Hillary Clinton , but the Senate.

In bid to fight art fraud, Sotheby’s acquires forensic lab

In bid to fight art fraud, Sotheby's announced Monday that it had purchased a forensics firm whose founder once helped the auction house belatedly identify a $10 million painting as a fake. Sotheby's said that Orion Analytical, based in Williamstown, Massachusetts, will be folded into the company and its founder, the artist, conservator and forensic scientist James Martin, will lead a new scientific research department charged with making sure the works the auction house deals with are authentic.

Hand-counting ballots looks like a ton of work – here’s how the…


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Although the election was almost a month ago, three states are recounting all of their ballots thanks to a request from Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. While Stein has raised over $7 million , her team estimates the recount costs for all three states will be $9 million.

Nearly 2 million pounds of chicken products recalled

A total of 1,993,528 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products are being recalled by National Steak and Poultry as an expansion of an earlier recall. The Owasso, OK, establishment is recalling the products because of "possible undercooking, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products," according to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service in a Sunday news release .

Federal appeals court puts Obamacare case on hold until after Trump takes office


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A federal appeals court on Monday agreed to put on hold until after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January the Obama administration's appeal of a judge's ruling favoring a Republican challenge to a key part of the Obamacare law. The action by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit was a victory for the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives, which filed the challenge to the 2010 law and asked the court for the delay.

The Latest: Jurors get more instructions in Slager trial

The Latest on the trial of a fired South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed black motorist : The Latest on the trial of a fired South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed black motorist : The longest, loudest standing ovation of the Kennedy Center Honors gala wasn't reserved for Al Pacino, Mavis Staples or the Eagles. Instead, it went to the man sitting to their left, attending his eighth and... The longest, loudest standing ovation of the Kennedy Center Honors gala wasn't reserved for Al Pacino, Mavis Staples or the Eagles.

Rogue Electors Brief Clinton Campaign

"Advocates of the long-shot bid to turn the Electoral College against Donald Trump have been in contact with close allies of Hillary Clinton, according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions, but the Clinton camp - and Clinton herself - have declined to weigh in on the merits of the plan," Politico reports. "The electors leading the anti-Trump push say they're operating without regard to the Clinton campaign's views and without its assistance.

Lawyers: Juror was biased, man’s execution should be halted

The execution of a Georgia death row inmate convicted of killing his father-in-law following a custody fight over his young son should be halted because a juror lied about her own custody battle and messy divorces - and then persuaded fellow jurors to vote for a death sentence, his attorneys argue. No one disputes that William Sallie killed John Lee Moore in March 1990, but he has been unable to present evidence of juror bias that should entitle him to a new trial because he missed a filing deadline by eight days at a time when he didn't have a lawyer, his lawyers have said in court filings.

Off-Duty Corrections Officer Killed In New York City

A New York City off-duty corrections officer was on her way to a shift on Rikers Island when she was shot dead in her car Sunday night. According to the New York Post , Alastasia Bryan, 25, was killed outsider her home in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn, N.Y. Some investigators are calling the killing a planned execution while other reports suggest the shooting may have been a random act of violence.

Five Key Things Healthcare Consumers Must Know

With the costs of healthcare rising under Obamacare, consumers need to keep a few things in mind when navigating the complexities of the healthcare system. Robin Gelburd, president of FAIR Health , a national, independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance, provides five key things for consumers to keep in mind when considering healthcare plans.

South Africa’s DA party asks court to compel Zuma to set up influence-peddling inquiry

South Africa's main opposition party said on Monday it had asked the Constitutional Court to compel President Jacob Zuma to establish a judicial inquiry into alleged influence-peddling in his government. The Democratic Alliance's application came days after Zuma asked the High Court to set aside a report by the former Public Protector which called for an investigation into whether he and some cabinet members and state companies had acted improperly.

Philippines VP vows to take on Duterte after cabinet exit

Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo resigned from the cabinet on Monday but vowed to lead the opposition and challenge the policies of President Rodrigo Duterte, including his deadly war on drugs and moves to reinstate the death penalty. Robredo, who will remain vice president, had clashed frequently with Duterte and decided to resign from her ministerial role after being instructed via a text message to stay away from his cabinet meetings.

No progress made on Illinois budget

Illinois legislative leaders have made little headway in the latest weekend meeting at Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's offices on a budget deal as Democrats broached the issue of how President-elect Donald Trump's policies might alter some financial calculations. House Democrat Greg Harris joined Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan at a Sunday meeting in Chicago.

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An art patron takes a photograph of Untitled 2016 by Rirkrit Tiravanija during Art Basel in Miami on Nov. 30. A couple photographs a sculpture titled Invisible Man by artist Glenn Kaino, being displayed in front of the Bass Museum of Art, on Dec. 1 in Miami Beach, Florida. Former Florida governor and 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush talks to supporters on Dec. 5 in Miami during an event at Art Basel where a painting was unveiled by Miami artist Romero Britto.

RPT-With Dakota denial, outlook for U.S. pipelines turns murky

Dec 5 The U.S. Army's denial of an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline, after permitting and legal obligations were followed, sets an uncertain precedent for new projects despite President-elect Donald Trump's promise to support energy infrastructure. The decision came after months of protests by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and others who said the line could desecrate tribal grounds, or a spill could contaminate drinking water.

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Advisers to President-elect Donald Trump have reportedly proposed to privatize oil-rich Native American reservations-a particularly polarizing idea in the wake of the protest over the Dakota Access Pipeline. Reuters reports that such reservations likely contain about 20 percent of the nation's oil and gas, as well as large coal reserves.

Judge Orders Michigan Recount to BeginStarting at noon.

A federal judge ruled late Sunday that Michigan must begin its recount of the presidential election by noon on Monday. In the ruling, Judge Mark Goldsmith rejected any effort by state officials-who said the cost to taxpayers was an undue burden-to delay the recount ahead of a Dec. 13 deadline.

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Sunday on CBS's "Face The Nation," when asked about the direction of the Democratic Party, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi downplayed the possibility of a new direction. Partial transcript as follows: DICKERSON: The Democratic party is in a moment of questioning about its identity.

Trump Taps Former Campaign Rival Carson As Housing Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key administration posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Trump's decision, announced by his transition office, comes as the real estate mogul continues a series of interviews, meetings with aides and other deliberations aimed at forming his administration and following his announcement of several Cabinet appointees last week.

North Dakota Pipeline Protesters Vow To Staya

Protesters celebrated a major victory in their push to reroute the Dakota Access oil pipeline away from a tribal water source but pledged to remain camped on federal land in North Dakota anyway, despite Monday's government deadline to leave. Hundreds of people at the Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires, encampment cheered and chanted "mni wichoni" - "water is life" in Lakota Sioux - after the Army Corps of Engineers refused Sunday to grant the company permission to extend the pipeline beneath a Missouri River reservoir.

Judge orders immediate start of Michigan recount

A federal judge early Monday morning ordered a recount of Michigan's presidential ballots to begin at noon on Monday, and for the state to "assemble necessary staff to work sufficient hours" to complete the recount by a Dec. 13 federal deadline. Judge orders immediate start of Michigan recount A federal judge early Monday morning ordered a recount of Michigan's presidential ballots to begin at noon on Monday, and for the state to "assemble necessary staff to work sufficient hours" to complete the recount by a Dec. 13 federal deadline.

Police: Fake news story led gunman to popular DC pizzeria

A man who said he was investigating a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place fired an assault rifle inside the Washington, D.C., restaurant on Sunday injuring no one, police and news reports said. Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Aquita Brown said police received a call Sunday afternoon about a male with a weapon on Connecticut Avenue, in an affluent neighborhood of the nation's capital.

Trump nominates Ben Carson as housing secretary

Trump taps Carson for HUD, feuds with China Carson is a retired neurosurgeon. Check out this story on dailyworld.com: http://usat.ly/2gGI6lP President-elect Donald Trump has chosen former Campaign 2016 rival Ben Carson to become secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Triangle’s tech links to President-elect Trump: Blackstone, IBM

The Research Triangle will have the ear of President-elect Donald Trump through two major connections: The Blackstone Group and IBM. Trump, who will be back in North Carolina on Tuesday for a "thank you" event in Fayetteville, is going to seek advice from two major tech leaders with RTP links through an advisory group he announced on Friday.

China appeals to US to stop disrupting acquisitions

China urged Washington on Monday to stop disrupting its foreign corporate acquisitions after President Barack Obama blocked the purchase of a German maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment as a security risk. The proposed acquisition of Aixtron SE by China's Fujian Grand Chip was "pure market behavior," said a foreign ministry spokesman, Lu Kang .

Trump’s inauguration to test nation’s ability to heal

Construction continues on the presidential reviewing stand on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. One thing you can count on during inauguration season in Washington: People of all stripes will find a reason to show up, whether it's to celebrate or commiserate.

Supreme Court takes up cases about race in redistricting

This Nov. 15, 2016 photo shows a view of the Supreme Court from the Capitol Dome, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The eight-justice court is hearing arguments Monday in two cases that deal with the same basic issue of whether race played too large a role in the drawing of electoral districts, to the detriment of African-Americans.

Democrats looking to reclaim Midwestern supporters

In this Dec. 1, 2016, photo, President-elect Donald Trump smiles as he speaks during the first stop of his post-election tour in Cincinnati. Democrats need to rebuild the political "blue wall" of traditionally Democratic upper Midwest and Great Lakes states that Republican Donald Trump captured with an appeal to white, working-class voters.

LOVETT: Carl Heastie mulls overriding Cuomo on pol pay raise

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has privately raised the spectre of the Legislature end-running Gov. Cuomo by passing its own bill to enact its first pay raise since 1999, sources told the Daily News. Doing so would force Cuomo to either grudgingly sign the bill or veto it, which could raise the ire of lawmakers and potentially threaten the governor's legislative agenda heading into 2017, the sources said.

One phone call from Taiwan won’t upend Sino-US relations

Tom Plate says Beijing is right not to lose its cool over the unexpected talks between the US President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen Even within the sombre cloister of Zhongnanhai, not often depicted as a rollicking laugh factory, a wan smile must have crossed the faces of a few Chinese government officials with a healthy sense of humour. Let's face it, ZhongA nanhaites : She pulled off a good one.

Political lessons learned or not?

The nation's Founding Fathers expressed concern about whether the citizens were knowledgeable enough to maintain the republic. The primary objective of the Constitution was to establish and protect individual liberty so the principles developed were to limit, rather than expand, government.

Boosting wages for US workers hard to do

A lot of discussion goes into how to raise employment, but increasing wages turns out to be a much thornier problem. In countries such as the U.S., where unemployment is already relatively low, leaders like President-elect Donald Trump need to wrestle with this difficult challenge.

President Trump and the Internet

Under a President Donald Trump, cable and phone companies could gain new power to influence what you do and what you watch online -- not to mention how much privacy you have while you're at it. Many experts say that Republicans who generally oppose regulation are likely to take charge at the Federal Communications Commission, the government's primary telecom regulator.

Euro plummets to a 20-month low and stock markets brace themselves…

EXCLUSIVE: The 'arrogant' man behind illegal artist enclave where at least 33 died in fire checks in to a hotel - as friends claim he LAUGHED at warnings that squalid commune was a DEATH TRAP Gunman storms into DC pizzeria and fires into the floor as part of his 'investigation' into pizza-gate conspiracy theory claiming that Hillary Clinton abused children there Victory! Dakota Access protesters WIN as Obama administration BLOCKS oil pipeline that was to be built next to Native American land - kicking off wild celebrations in Standing Rock EXCLUSIVE: It's party time at Standing Rock: Dakota Access protests turn to wild celebrations after the Obama administration caves in and blocks pipeline Are those flowers from Harry? Meghan Markle struggles to hide her smile while carrying a fresh bouquet - after sending a VERY British 'puppy love' tweet while her prince finally finishes his tour High ... (more)

Wins 2 National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards for Book and Film Coverage


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Actress Angela Lansbury is interviewed Sunday as members of the press gather around at the 9th National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Truthdig contributors John Patterson and Tim Riley took top prizes at Sunday evening's National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards, the ninth annual event sponsored by the Los Angeles Press Club.

Syrian government steps up attacks on Idlib province

Teenagers, the son of a local sheriff's deputy and young artists who loved music are among the dozens of people who died when a fire broke out at an underground dance party in a warehouse that visitors called a... Teenagers, the son of a local sheriff's deputy and young artists who loved music are among the dozens of people who died when a fire broke out at an underground dance party in a warehouse that visitors called a death... As investigators searched for signs of a crime in the fire that killed at least 33 in an Oakland warehouse during a late-night dance party, survivors and teary-eyed friends of those who perished viewed the charred... As investigators searched for signs of a crime in the fire that killed at least 33 in an Oakland warehouse during a late-night dance party, survivors and teary-eyed friends of those who perished viewed the charred building... The longest, loudest ... (more)

The Top 16 Junk Science Stories Of 2016

THE TOP 16 JUNK SCIENCE STORIES OF 2016 Dec. 5, 2016 Source: American Council on Science and Health Junk science is everywhere. Just today, it was reported that President-Elect Donald Trump had a meeting with the anti-vaccine fraud Andrew Wakefield, who claimed that Mr Trump is "open-minded" about the issue.

Dakota Access Pipeline: What happens next?

The fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline -- the $3.8 billion project expected to move 470,000 barrels of crude oil a day across the Midwest -- lasted long enough for the summer heat to give way to thick, white snow. For months, Standing Rock Sioux tribe members and their allies battled the energy project they referred to as a "black snake."

Italy hit by market volatility after referendum defeat

Shelley Mack says she didn't know the converted Oakland warehouse known as the "Ghost Ship" was an illegal residence until after she moved in, when she was instructed to tell visitors it was a 24-hour workspace... Shelley Mack says she didn't know the converted Oakland warehouse known as the "Ghost Ship" was an illegal residence until after she moved in, when she was instructed to tell visitors it was a 24-hour workspace for... Teenagers, the son of a local sheriff's deputy and young artists who loved music are among the dozens of people who died when a fire broke out at an underground dance party in a warehouse that visitors called a... Teenagers, the son of a local sheriff's deputy and young artists who loved music are among the dozens of people who died when a fire broke out at an underground dance party in a warehouse that visitors called a death... As investigators searched for ... (more)

Photos: 2016 Kennedy Center Honors

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, put their hand over their heart as the national anthem is sang during the Kennedy Center Honors Gala at the Kennedy Center in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016.

Syrian rebels pull back further as military gains in Aleppo

The white man who authorities said wanted to start a race war by killing nine black people in a South Carolina church is getting ready to stand trial in a city already bruised by a former police officer's... The white man who authorities said wanted to start a race war by killing nine black people in a South Carolina church is getting ready to stand trial in a city already bruised by a former police officer's racially... The threat of a terror attack against a busy commuter rail station in the Los Angeles area has prompted authorities to increase security throughout the region and urge commuters to report any suspicious behavior... The FBI said Tuesday it found no evidence that a bomb threat which prompted heightened security at a Los Angeles subway station was real and the anonymous caller who made it may have reported similar phony threats in the... Investigators honed in on a ... (more)

Japanese PM to visit Pearl Harbor to strengthen Japan-US alliance

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Monday that he will visit the Pearl Harbor later this month to mourn the victims of Japanese surprise attack 75 years ago. Abe will be the first incumbent Japanese prime minister to visit Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, which was attacked by the Japanese military on Dec. 7, 1941, killing more than 2,400 people and leading Washington's entry into World War Two .

Correction: Oil Pipeline-Protest story

In a story Dec. 4 about an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it would not grant the easement. The Army issued the decision to not approve the easement at this time.

Japanese leader Abe won’t apologize at Pearl Harbor

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won't apologize for Japan's attack when he visits the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor later this month, the government spokesman said Tuesday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that "the purpose of the upcoming visit is to pay respects for the war dead and not to offer an apology."

Paul Ryan says wall on US-Mexico border may be part fence or barrier

President-elect Donald Trump's much-discussed Mexican wall may be a fence in places, or a barrier, or something else that secures the border, said House Speaker Paul Ryan, who also rejected the idea of a deportation force to move undocumented immigrants out of the US. As Trump himself has dialed back some of his fiercest campaign rhetoric on immigration policies, Ryan - who said he now speaks to the president-elect almost every day - will focus on securing the border in whichever way makes sense, he said in a CBS "60 Minutes" interview broadcast on Sunday.

Armed gunman went to pizzeria to – self-investigate’ an election-related conspiracy theory

A North Carolina man was arrested Sunday after he walked into a popular pizza restaurant in northwest Washington, D.C., carrying an assault rifle and fired one or more shots, D.C. police said. The man told police he had come to the restaurant to investigate ''PizzaGate,'' a false conspiracy theory related to Hillary Clinton that spread online during her presidential campaign.

Mexican ambassador does victory lap following defeat of Arizona Sheriff Arpaio

The Mexican ambassador to the United States, Carlos Sada Solana, told reporters in Phoenix that Mexico shall remain firm in refusing to provide funds for President-elect Donald Trump proposed border wall to address illegal immigration emanating from Mexico. Speaking to reporters at the Arizona Republic , Sada said "We have said time and again Mexico is not paying for the wall," and added, "That is something that has been said several times by the president of Mexico, the secretary of foreign affairs, secretary of economy, the secretary of finance.

Mass. residents stand with Standing Rock protesters

Massachusetts residents who have supported protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline expressed relief on Sunday that the project has been blocked, but they cautioned that its final resolution remains uncertain. "I'm extremely happy and extremely hopeful," Lynn Currier, a Native American activist who lives in Randolph, said after the US Army Corps of Engineers announced that it wouldn't grant an easement for the oil pipeline to pass underneath Lake Oahe in southern North Dakota.

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Among the proposed legislation addressing immigration and border security issues in Texas is Senate Bill 108. The bill, filed by State Sen. Bob Hall, R-Edgewood, would increase mandatory minimum sentences for undocumented immigrants convicted of a first-degree felony.

Federal government blocks Dakota Access oil pipeline route

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten the tribe's water source and cultural sites. North Dakota's leaders criticized the decision, with Gov. Jack Dalrymple calling it a "serious mistake" that "prolongs the dangerous situation" of having several hundred protesters who are camped out on federal land during cold, wintry weather.

Trump says companies face ‘retribution’

President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence stand onstage together at U.S. Bank Arena on December 1, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo / Getty President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday issued a dramatic warning to companies that they would face "retribution" in the form of tariffs if they move American jobs overseas, setting up a collision with corporate America and the free-market wing of the Republican Party.

Trump Assembles a War Cabinet to Meet Foreign Threats


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Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, has been known for his criticism of President Obama for failing to identify radical Islamists as the enemy. But his book expands the list of enemies to Russia, which seems like a strange pick since Flynn had appeared at the Russia Today propaganda channel's 10th anniversary celebration in Moscow, sitting next to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Muslim NYC police officer says man threated her and her son

Police are investigating a possible bias incident in which an off-duty New York City police officer who is Muslim says she and her 16-year-old son were harassed. Police are investigating a possible bias incident in which an off-duty New York City police officer who is Muslim says she and her 16-year-old son were harassed.

Reports: Man Who Shot Rifle in DC Eatery Said He Was Investigating ‘Pizza Gate’

A North Carolina man told police Sunday he went to a pizzeria in Washington D.C. with an assault rifle to "self-investigate" conspiracy theories that Hillary Clinton and her campaign chief were running a sex sting operation from the restaurant, Politico reports . Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, of Salisbury, North Carolina, told police that, "During a post-arrest interview this evening, the suspect revealed that he came to the establishment to self-investigate 'Pizza Gate' ," according to The Washington Post.

Quotes from some leading voices in the oil pipeline dispute


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Quotes from some leading voices in the Dakota Access oil pipeline dispute. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters.

Trump expands his list of contenders for Secretary of State

EXCLUSIVE: The 'arrogant' man behind illegal artist enclave where at least 33 died in fire checks into a hotel - as friends claim he LAUGHED at warnings that squalid commune was a DEATH TRAP Gunman storms into DC pizzeria and fires into the air as part of his 'investigation' into pizza-gate conspiracy theory claiming that Hillary Clinton abused children there Why caveman in us makes yo-yo diets fail: Changes in our diet convince our brains to store extra fat because food supplies are unreliable High school algebra teacher calls off her wedding after she 'had sex with a 16-year-old student on a park bench after he wrote down his Snapchat username on a test paper' Victory! Dakota Access protesters WIN as the feds block oil pipeline that was to be built next to Native American land - kicking off wild celebrations in Standing Rock Now for Italexit! Europe hit by new anti-establishment revolt ... (more)

New Zealand PM John Key announces shocking resignation

Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, who won praise for his economic stewardship after the global financial crisis, unexpectedly announced his resignation on Monday, saying it was time to leave politics after more than eight years in power. Key said he had no immediate future plans, but told reporters he would stay in parliament long enough for his centre-right National Party to avoid a by-election for his seat.