Gallup names ‘Most Admired Woman’ and ‘Most Admired Man’ of 2016

JULY 27: US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton embrace on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A Gallup poll released Wednesday reported President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as 2016's most admired man and woman.

Cats and dogs: Readers share their love stories


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Fluff is "the cat's meow," a suitable phrase from a century ago. A black, long-haired Hemingway with paws like catchers' mitts, she is our sweet princess kitty girl.

Obama names Utah, Nevada monuments despite opposition

President Barack Obama designated two national monuments Wednesday at sites in Utah and Nevada that have become key flashpoints over use of public land in the U.S. West, marking the administration's latest move to protect environmentally sensitive areas in its final days. The Bears Ears National Monument in Utah will cover 1.35 million acres in the Four Corners region, the White House said.

Court weighs challenge of order blocking Ohio execution info

A federal appeals court is weighing a challenge by attorneys for death row inmates of a judge's order blocking them from information about Ohio's new lethal injection process. The pending decision by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals will help determine whether Ohio will proceed with its first executions in three years beginning in February.

Obama designates monuments, protects protect federal land in Utah, Nevada

President Barack Obama on Wednesday designated over 1.6 million acres of land in Utah and Nevada as national monuments, protecting two areas rich in Native American artifacts from mining, oil and gas drilling in one of his final moves to protect the environment. "Today's actions will help protect this cultural legacy and will ensure that future generations are able to enjoy and appreciate these scenic and historic landscapes," Obama said in a statement.

New ‘gold card’ permit may make gun shopping easier, faster

Supporters say a new South Dakota concealed carry permit would speed up gun shopping for permit holders if it receives federal approval. Instead, shoppers would simply be able to present the permit, which requires completing an FBI fingerprint background check on top of the standard obligations necessary to get a concealed carry permit.

Obama-Trump trade barbs as relationship deteriorates

Separated by the entire North American continent and half the Pacific Ocean, the incoming and outgoing presidents are trading barbs -- both veiled and overt -- from their respective holiday vacations, souring a once a collegial public relationship. Marked by insults on Twitter, perceived public slights and foreign policy disputes, the ties between President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama have significantly frayed less than a month before Trump is sworn into office.

DMV licensed 800,000 undocumented immigrants under 2-year-old law

In this file photo, Raul Ordonez, 23, of San Rafael, second from left, takes the touch-screen exam as he goes through the process of getting his California driver's license under AB 60 at the DMV office in San Jose, Calif., on Jan. 31, 2015. On the day that California officials implemented a controversial law that allows undocumented residents to obtain driver licenses, DMV offices throughout the state were packed with immigrants looking to take advantage of the opportunity.

Link of the Day: Satire – Michelle Obama’s “‘Twas No Hope Before Christmas”


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Fox News host with close ties to Trump discusses his dynamic…

While Trump continues to tap network personalities for top administration posts, one Fox News star who will remain at the network stands poised to also personally benefit from Trump's ascension to the presidency: Eric Bolling. Along with Sean Hannity, Bolling emerged as one of Trump's most vocal early supporters on Fox News, saying he knew the real-estate magnate would win as soon as he saw him descending the escalator at Trump Tower to deliver his announcement address.

Obamacare subscribers decry possible repeal

Josh Scussell has fought his non-Hodgkins lymphoma for years, enduring stem-cell transplants and rounds of chemotherapy as doctors worked to sustain his life. But the Guilford resident on Wednesday said the real reason he's still among the living is the federal Affordable Care Act - otherwise known as Obamacare - that the newly elected Republican majority in Congress intends to repeal.

Court Rules Public School Can Force Pro-Life Teacher to Facilitate Planned Parenthood

Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Life Legal Defense Foundation , 202-717-7371 PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 28, 2016 / Christian Newswire / -- Portland teacher and well-known pro-life activist Bill Diss has received a ruling in his religious discrimination case against Portland Public Schools. Disappointingly, the court granted the Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment in its entirety, stating that there were no legally significant facts in dispute for the case to go before a jury.

Trump announces 8,000 more jobs for American workers


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President-elect Donald Trump announced Wednesday the addition of roughly 8,000 new jobs for Americans, including 5,000 that telecommunications giant Sprint will bring from "all around the world." Trump, who takes office January 20, said the other 3,000 jobs will be hires from a new company called One Web.

EPA issues long-delayed chemical plant safety rule


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The Environmental Protection Agency has updated a 25-year-old regulation intended to reduce chemical plant accidents and protect communities, workers, and emergency responders. The revision to EPA's Risk Management Program is part of a sweeping regulatory overhaul of federal industrial safety regulations ordered by President Barack Obama in 2013.

Congress surprises science community by passing research bill


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A research bill that science advocates thought had died was unexpectedly revived in mid-December when the House of Representatives passed it. The move, which followed Senate passage earlier in December, sent the legislation to President Barack Obama.

Kerry Attacks Israeli Government, Defends UN Resolution

Lame-duck Secretary of State John Kerry blasted the Israeli government at the State Department on Wednesday, and attempted to defend the Obama administration's decision to let an anti-Israel resolution pass at the UN Security Council last week. Kerry delivered his remarks in the midst of a diplomatic fight with Israel, in which President Barack Obama stands accused of working with Palestinians secretly to undermine Israeli security, overturning decades of American foreign policy precedent in the process.

a CNN: – Missed the Mark’a

CNN's correspondent in Israel, Oren Liebermann , reported Wednesday that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's speech at the State Department had "missed the mark" if Kerry's intent had been to reach Israeli viewers and convince them that lame duck President Barack Obama was serious about peace. Libermann reported from Jerusalem that none of the Israeli television networks had carried the speech live, though it was held during prime viewing time.

India could still be on NSG table, but it needs a push from Trump

The American push for India to become a full-fledged member of the NSG would now have to be pursued by the incoming Sonald Trump administration as the outgoing Obama administration is unlikely to fulfill its promise made to the Narendra Modi government before its term expires January 20, informed sources said. A draft formula for NSG membership to countries like India and Pakistan that are not a signatory to the Nuclear non-Proliferation Treaty was submitted by Rafael Mariano Grossi, the former NSG Chair, who prepared the report on behalf of South Korea, the current NSG chair.

LIVE! Former world number one Ivanovic retires at age 29

US President-elect Donald Trump poured kerosene on a simmering dispute with Barack Obama today, accusing him of derailing a smooth transition with "inflammatory" statements and "roadblocks." Ever since the November 8 election, Trump and Obama have tried to bury political differences in favour of a united public front that would smooth the transfer of power on January 20. But the Republican president-in-waiting unceremoniously cast any bonhomie aside in a morning twitter tirade from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

Take a break from politics: Part 2

We said this once and we'll say it again: If the 2016 election is causing you to cut off relationships and end friendships, you should probably take a break from politics. We said as much earlier this month after Huffington Post editor Michelangelo Signorile wrote about his post-election "unfriending" spree.

Trump goes on Twitter tirade against Obama’s ‘total disdain’…


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President-elect Donald Trump accused President Barack Obama on Wednesday of throwing up "inflammatory" roadblocks during the transition of power and his administration of treating Israel with "total disdain," further straining the veneer of civility between the incoming and outgoing leaders. Although Trump didn't detail his complaints in his morning broadsides on Twitter, the president-elect has made it clear that it didn't sit well with him when Obama recently boasted that he would have won the election if he'd been running.

In the pocket of a women lying dead, a note on Vancouver motel…


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She was found 33 years ago lying partially clad in a water-filled ditch along a New York State highway, just hours after she was shot four times at close range. In the pocket of her high-quality trench coat was a mysterious note scribbled on a notepad from a Vancouver hotel - the rough-and-tumble Blue Boy on Southeast Marine Drive, which has since closed.

Fire Damages Downtown Vegas Home; Firefighter Injured

Listen Live Welcome to KXNT News/Talk 840 AM KXNT NewsRadio 840 AM is dedicated to being the dominant information [...] CBS Sports Radio 1140 CBS Sports Radio 1140 and 107.5-3 FM HD3 7255 South Tenaya Way Suite 100 Las Vegas, NV 89113 Business Office: 702-889-7397 Business Fax: 702-889-7373 CONTACTS: Maureen Pulicella, [...] Suspected Henderson Convenience Store Robber Arrested A man suspected of robbing at least three Henderson area AM/PM convenience stores was arrested last week, according to authorities. Henderson to Break Ground on Nevada's First Urban Drone Test Site Workers in Henderson will break ground next month on Nevada's first urban drone testing site on the campus of Nevada State College.

Henderson to Break Ground on Nevada’s First Urban Drone Test Site

Listen Live Welcome to KXNT News/Talk 840 AM KXNT NewsRadio 840 AM is dedicated to being the dominant information [...] CBS Sports Radio 1140 CBS Sports Radio 1140 and 107.5-3 FM HD3 7255 South Tenaya Way Suite 100 Las Vegas, NV 89113 Business Office: 702-889-7397 Business Fax: 702-889-7373 CONTACTS: Maureen Pulicella, [...] Suspected Henderson Convenience Store Robber Arrested A man suspected of robbing at least three Henderson area AM/PM convenience stores was arrested last week, according to authorities. Henderson to Break Ground on Nevada's First Urban Drone Test Site Workers in Henderson will break ground next month on Nevada's first urban drone testing site on the campus of Nevada State College.

Suspected Henderson Convenience Store Robber Arrested

Listen Live Welcome to KXNT News/Talk 840 AM KXNT NewsRadio 840 AM is dedicated to being the dominant information [...] CBS Sports Radio 1140 CBS Sports Radio 1140 and 107.5-3 FM HD3 7255 South Tenaya Way Suite 100 Las Vegas, NV 89113 Business Office: 702-889-7397 Business Fax: 702-889-7373 CONTACTS: Maureen Pulicella, [...] Suspected Henderson Convenience Store Robber Arrested A man suspected of robbing at least three Henderson area AM/PM convenience stores was arrested last week, according to authorities. Henderson to Break Ground on Nevada's First Urban Drone Test Site Workers in Henderson will break ground next month on Nevada's first urban drone testing site on the campus of Nevada State College.

The Latest: Netanyahu’s office decries Kerry speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office is denouncing Secretary of State John Kerry's Mideast policy speech, saying it was "skewed against Israel" and "obsessively" focuses on Israeli settlements. In a statement, Netanyahu's office says the speech "barely touched upon the root of the conflict - Palestinian opposition to a Jewish state in any boundaries."

Hans Tietmeyer, Former Bundesbank President, Dies at Age 85

Former Bundesbank President Hans Tietmeyer, the last guardian of the German mark and one of the architects of Europe's single currency, has died. He was 85. "Hans Tietmeyer was an outstanding president, who always acted with a clear and firm hand that followed the goal of monetary stability," Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said in the statement.

China Seen Dropping Trade Target for Second Year Amid Tensions

China is downplaying its trade growth target, suggesting leaders may elect not to announce one for a second year as it pushes for greater economic stability, state media reported. The Ministry of Commerce concluded a key annual conference without setting a 2017 target, which suggests that top policy makers are backing away from an "obsession" with growth targets, the state-run Shanghai Securities News Doing so is more appropriate for conditions under the "new normal" than setting a specific target, said Li Guanghui, deputy director of the ministry's Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, according to the paper, which is affiliated with the official Xinhua News Agency.

Tripwires for the Trumpsters

The Trumpsters are coming to town-led by a failed gambling czar, corporate welfare king and major tax escapee-and they are hell bent on unmaking Washington, D.C. With all three branches of government dominated by Republican members of Congress and Republican appointees-due to a mixture of abysmal deficiencies in the Democratic Party and the interloping luck of the atavistic Electoral College-the wrecking crew of Trump's nominees to high cabinet and other positions brings with it a host of politically perilous baggage. First, the Trumpsters have vowed to dismantle various government programs.

USS Gabrielle Giffords: Killer Namesake of Anti-Gun Advocate

The irony of naming of the USS Gabrielle Giffords an enemy killer armed with missiles, machine guns and other fast-firing weapons in honor of the former Arizona Congresswoman who is now an ardent anti-gun advocate has been noted by critics. The name also has been a target for conservatives who see it as promoting stricter gun laws, noted the Arizona Daily Star .

Trump Economist: Wealthy Don’t Need to Steal

Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine: In a National Review column, voodoo economist and [Donald] Trump fave Lawrence Kudlow makes the case not only that Trump and his administration are not corrupt, but also that they cannot be corrupt, by virtue of their wealth. "Why shouldn't the president surround himself with successful people?" reasons Kudlow, "Wealthy folks have no need to steal or engage in corruption."

Dennis E. Wulterkens, 70, Navy vet, Met Ed control room operator, enjoyed bowling, Packers

He was born in Appleton, Wisc., to the late Conrad T. and Delores Wulterkens; and was the husband of Kimberly Wulterkens, with whom he celebrated nine years of marriage on Dec. 15. Dennis proudly served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Era. He was employed as a control room operator for Met Ed for 38 years, and enjoyed fishing, skiing, golfing, bowling, and the Green Bay Packers.

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Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle is to be approached to take charge of the movie about Leicester City star Jamie Vardy's life. The script has been finished for the movie, which will chart the incredible rags to riches story of Vardy, from his non-league days through to lift the Premier League trophy with City last season.

Obama, Japana s Abe decry a horrors of wara at Pearl Harbor

U.S. President Barack Obama, joined by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, speaks on Kilo Pier overlooking the USS Arizona Memorial, part of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, adjacent to Honolulu, Hawaii, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, as part of a ceremony to honor those killed in the Japanese attack on the naval harbor. The leaders of Japan and the United States sought to remind the world that even the most bitter enemies can become allies, during a historic pilgrimage to the hallowed waters of Pearl Harbor.

For Trump White House, diplomatic security challenges remain

President-elect Donald Trump takes a question from a member of the media at Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. Trump on Thursday abruptly called for the United States to "greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability" until the rest of the world "comes to its senses" regarding nuclear weapons.

Macau Resident Held In US For Hacking, Insider Trading

Iat Hong and two others allegedly breached computers of major US law firms and stole confidential exchange on M&A transactions. Macau resident Iat Hong was recently arrested in his country on US charges that include conspiracy to commit hacking, security fraud, and insider trading along with two others, Bo Zheng and Chin Hung .

Truth is far lost.

In mainstream media, alternative and social media is truth difficult to search and find. Governments and world leaders already represent not the people but the establishment.

Obama, Japan’s Abe decry ‘horrors of war’ at Pearl Harbor

The leaders of Japan and the United States sought to remind the world that even the most bitter enemies can become allies, during a historic pilgrimage to the hallowed waters of Pearl Harbor. Seventy-five years after Japan's surprise attack, Abe and President Barack Obama peered down Tuesday at the rusting wreckage of the USS Arizona, clearly visible in the tranquil, teal water.

5 totally ridiculous Republican reversals in 2016 they’re hoping you’ll forget all about

With the election over and Republicans occupying all branches of government, as well as controlling most state legislatures, it's easy to forget that just a few short months ago the Republican Party seemed to be collapsing under the weight of its own contradictions. The nomination of Trump, whose positions on trade and government benefits seemed to put him at odds with establishment Republicans, signaled a rejection of conservatism and an embrace of white nationalism.

‘Brexit – We’re making a mess of it’: mashup artists lampoon Britain’s leaders

In a satire of the 2016 Brexit vote, mashup artists lampoon Britain's leaders in a video which re-edits their words to say the European Union referendum was dumb and Prime Minister Theresa May is making a mess of Brexit. The June 23 vote took many investors and chief executives by surprise, triggering the deepest political and financial turmoil in Britain since World War Two and the biggest ever one-day fall in sterling against the dollar.

Fund, Argentina talk helps grains hold on to Santa gains

OK, the grain market bulls, after a festive feast in the first session after Christmas, did not come back for seconds in early trading on Wednesday. But at least futures held on to nearly all the gains made in the last session, which were substantial, at more than 4% in Chicago wheat for March, for example.

Remember the Christian bakers

A funny thing happened on the way to the Donald Trump inauguration - liberals suddenly became champions of people being allowed to decline participating in something if it violated their conscience. Surprising, indeed, after years of Christian bakers and pizza parlors being targeted for destruction by the gay left for refusing to participate in something because it opposed their conscience and faith.

U.S. nearly done crafting sanctions for Russians’ campaign hacking

President Barack Obama's administration is close to announcing measures to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 presidential election, including economic sanctions and diplomatic censure, U.S. officials said. The administration still is finalizing the details, which also are expected to include covert action that likely will involve cyber operations, the officials said.

Security concerns high for Trump inauguration

Security surrounding the inauguration of Donald Trump is proving to be the most challenging in recent history, according to senior officials involved in its planning, largely because of the same forces of political rancor that shaped the race for the presidency. On top of the daunting threats to any inaugural ceremony, the three dozen agencies responsible for security at the Jan. 20 festivities are preparing for the possibility of large numbers of protesters flooding the capital, along with what may be nearly 1 million supporters of Trump.

Israel says U.S. pushed for U.N. rebuke

This Oct. 22, 2016 file photo, shows a general view of housing in the Israeli settlement of Revava, near the West Bank city of Nablus. JERUSALEM -- Doubling down on its public break with the Obama administration, the Israeli government said Tuesday that it had received "ironclad" information from Arab sources that the United States actively helped craft last week's U.N. resolution declaring Israeli settlements in occupied territories illegal.

Obama library gears up

After turning over the White House next month to a successor who aims to scuttle some of his key initiatives, President Barack Obama and his foundation will begin seeking out donors to lead their fund drive for a presidential library and museum on Chicago's South Side. Obama's library planners have declined to provide a cost estimate, but the George W. Bush library and endowment cost more than $500 million.

‘Debtor’s prison’ lawsuit part of a national trend

A federal lawsuit accusing a Sherwood judge of operating an unconstitutional "debtor's prison" that traps poor people in an endless cycle of fines, debt and jail time reflects a movement that is affecting courts across the country, including in Arkansas. The movement has gained momentum in the past two or three years, fueled by lawsuits, public reports documenting suspected unconstitutional practices and a letter that the U.S. Department of Justice sent out in March to the administrators for all state courts across the nation.

Trump signals shift for U.S.

New York police officers, firefighters and other responders stand outside Trump Tower in Manhattan on Tuesday after a stray backpack prompted a partial evacuation of the building. A bomb squad determined the unattended bag contained children's toys and gave the all-clear.

Abe extends Pearl Harbor condolences

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hugs Pearl Harbor survivor Everett Hyland after speaking Tuesday at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam near the USS Arizona Memorial. PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- The leaders of Japan and the United States took to the hallowed waters of Pearl Harbor on Tuesday, where Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not apologize but conceded that Japan "must never repeat the horrors of war again."

Appeals court weighs Ohio law shielding lethal drugs source

A federal appeals court is weighing a challenge by death row inmates of an Ohio law that shields the names of companies that provide lethal injection drugs. The pending decision by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals will help determine whether the state will proceed with its first executions in three years beginning in February.

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Secretary of State John Kerry apologized Monday for past discrimination against gay and lesbian people at the State Department , an unusual acknowledgment that members of the diplomatic corps were hounded out for their sexual orientation. "In the past - as far back as the 1940s, but continuing for decades - the Department of State was among many public and private employers that discriminated against employees and job applicants on the basis of perceived sexual orientation," Kerry wrote in a brief statement published on the department's website.

Challenge to Ohio’s newest execution method goes to trial

Ohio's newest execution method is either a legal approach to putting condemned killers to death or a process akin to burning inmates at the stake, according to arguments in the latest challenge to capital punishment in the state. A four-day trial that began Tuesday in federal court in Dayton focuses on Ohio's updated execution system and a new 3-drug method similar to one used several years ago.

InvestorPlace: Gun Stocks Will Fire Back in 2017

Firearm stocks have recently misfired amid analyst warnings that sales are likely to slow, but others see gun-related shares reloading next year. Shares of firearm makers have tumbled since Donald Trump's presidential election amid predictions that consumers will slow down weapon purchases with a Republican in the White House.

Navy to commission USS Gabrielle Giffords

The USS Gabrielle Giffords in docked in Mobile, Alabama, on Nov. 30. The ship, a Naval littoral combat ship, is named in honor of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords of Arizona. Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head during an assassination attempt in 2011, helped christen the ship in 2015.

Judicial Watch Wins Appeal: Court Rules State Department Can Be…

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding today's ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in a case that would require Secretary of State John Kerry to seek the help of the attorney general in recovering additional Hillary Clinton emails: The courts seem to be fed up with the Obama administration's refusal to enforce the rule of law on the Clinton emails. Today's appeals court ruling rejects the Obama State Department's excuses justifying its failure to ask the attorney general, as the law requires, to pursue the recovery of the Clinton emails.

Israel Says It Has ‘Ironclad Information’ That the U.S. Was…


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President Barack Obama speaks to members of the media as he meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. The president and prime minister sought to mend their fractured relationship during their meeting, the first time they have talked face to face in more than a year.

Japanese prime minister: My condolences for lives lost at Pearl Harbor

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – In a historic pilgrimage, the leaders of Japan and the United States took to the hallowed waters of Pearl Harbor on Tuesday to prove that even the bitterest enemies can become allies. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not apologize, but conceded Japan “must never repeat the horrors of war again.” Seventy-five years after Japan's surprise attack sent America marching into World War II, Abe and President Barack Obama peered down at the rusting wreckage of the USS Arizona, clearly visible in the tranquil, teal water.

Cubs, Chicago violence, budget Illinois’ top 2016 stories

AP file photo The Cubs celebrate Nov. 3 after winning Game 7 of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland. CHICAGO – A historic, curse-busting sports achievement topped Illinois' biggest news stories in 2016, as the Chicago Cubs won a World Series championship for the first time in 108 years.

The Latest: Trump thanks Trump for consumer confidence boost

Trump is questioning the effectiveness of the United Nations, saying it's just a clu... . President-elect Donald Trump, second from left, accompanied by his wife, Melania Trump, center right, departs after attending a Christmas Eve service at the Church of Bethesda-by-the Sea, in West Palm Beach, Fla., Saturday, De... The president-elect writes on Twitter that The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index had climbed to 113.7 in December.

Israel expects more US-led moves at United Nations, official says

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, left, Secretary of State John Kerry, second from right, and National Advisor Susan Rice, right, listen while US President Barack Obama speaks during the 68th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters. Israel expects more US-led maneuvers at the United Nations critical of the Jewish state, similar to the UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem which passed on Friday when the US refused to wield its veto power to nix it, and which Israel says the Obama administration orchestrated alongside the Palestinians.

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Lawmakers in Montana on Tuesday responded to a scandal brewing in the town of Whitefish, where neo-Nazis plan to hold a march "carrying high-powered rifles" to protest against Jewish residents. U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke, recently announced as President-elect Donald Trump's pick for interior secretary, was among the lawmakers who warned the town's neo-Nazis against stirring up trouble.

John Kerry Will Lay Out Vision for Mideast Peace

Secretary of State John Kerry will lay out his vision for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a speech on Wednesday, days after the United States cleared the way for a U.N. resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements. The speech, less than a month before President Barack Obama leaves office, is expected to be the administration's last word on a decades-old dispute that Kerry had hoped to resolve during his four years as America's top diplomat.

Montana Lawmakers Unite To Denounce Neo-Nazi Rally Plans

Top Montana Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Tuesday warned neo-Nazis they would find "no safe haven" for a rally that could include guns planned for next month in a mountain town where white nationalists have threatened Jewish residents. The lawmakers include both Democrats and U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke, recently picked by Republican President-elect Donald Trump to be interior secretary.