• Wendy Williams Slams Aziz Ansari's Accuser: 'Why Didn't You Just Leave, Dummy'
Wendy Williams Slams Aziz Ansari's Accuser: 'Why Didn't You Just Leave, Dummy'

Ansari himself seems to have accepted Grace's explanation about how the evening made her feel: in a statement , he said he apologized to her after she told him that their encounter had made her uncomfortable. "At that point I felt violated". HLN's Banfield addressed Grace directly and said: "Let's take a moment to reflect on what you cla...

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  • Japan issues false alarm over missile launch
Japan issues false alarm over missile launch

Officials in Hawaii and across the nation Saturday addressed flaws in the system after the false alert created public alarm, spurring questions about what to do if the emergency had been real. State officials said in a news conference Saturday they are now suspending tests of the system until the investigation is done. "That was a state thing, ...

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  • UNRWA warns against 'catastrophic' outcome if U.S. ends Palestinian aid
UNRWA warns against 'catastrophic' outcome if U.S. ends Palestinian aid

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Abbas' remarks. "We are in a very risky stage", Abbas said. The status of Jerusalem goes to the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem has never been recognised internationally, and according to the 1993 Israel-Palestinian peace accord...

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  • Porn star paid $1,30000 to keep quiet about sexual encounter with Trump
Porn star paid $1,30000 to keep quiet about sexual encounter with Trump

Clifford, who has appeared in more than 150 adult films, was 27 when she met Trump in 2006. Cohen also provided the newspaper a statement signed under Clifford's stage name. In November, reports circulated that Clifford had been in talks with ABC to discuss her encounter with Trump , but she did not. Trump received a number of sexual...

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  • United States passes bill to renew surveillance power
United States passes bill to renew surveillance power

Allows for the restarting of "about" collection, an invasive type of surveillance that the NSA ended previous year after being criticized by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for privacy violations. It should have been a simple vote to reauthorize an important law, but ideologues allied with exhibitionists to turn it into a circus. He q...

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  • Rahul Gandhi begins UP tour with temple visit
Rahul Gandhi begins UP tour with temple visit

As Rahul Gandhi arrived in Uttar Pradesh on his first visit to the state after becoming the Congress president, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today advised him to shun "negative politics" and focus on development. Mr Gandhi asked Congress workers to "expose the lies" of the BJP. Congress spokesman Amar Nath said the new party president kno...

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  • North Carolina woman killed her children, died jumping onto highway
North Carolina woman killed her children, died jumping onto highway

Police had been responding to a call of a suicide when they discovered a woman's body on the interstate. Officials said the children were transported to a local hospital, where they died. Police later located the children's father , citing that he is not a person of interest. Patricia Treadway, Christina's mother, was shocked by the news and s...

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  • Iran Prepared to Deal with Possible US Withdrawal from JCPOA: MP
Iran Prepared to Deal with Possible US Withdrawal from JCPOA: MP

The legislation must explicitly state in United States law that long-range missile and nuclear weapons programs are inseparable, and that Iran's development and testing of missiles should be subject to severe sanctions. McMaster, who warned the president that re-imposing the sanctions would likely be viewed by Iran as well as America's European all...

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  • Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's India visit
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's India visit

Netanyahu and Modi kicked off the visit with a stop at a memorial to Indian soldiers who fought in World War I to help liberate the Israeli city of Haifa. The brigade carried out the victorious assault on the fortified port city of Haifa on September 23, 1918, during World War I. The capture of Haifa cleared a route for the Allies to send supplies...

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  • Program protecting young illegal immigrants 'probably' dead
Program protecting young illegal immigrants 'probably' dead

Mr. Trump has been calling for the merit-based immigration system, of which people from countries like India could be a major beneficiary, to reduce overall immigration to the US. "I am telling you that he did not use that word". He called the new stories a "gross misrepresentation". Ben Marter, a spokesman for Durbin, tweeted a rebuke early Sund...

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  • All 32 people aboard burning oil tanker presumed dead, Iran says
All 32 people aboard burning oil tanker presumed dead, Iran says

Environment experts had expressed fear that the accident could create a massive environmental disaster and kill off marine life across a wide area. The Port and Maritime Organization of Iran (MOI), in a statement on Sunday, extended its condolences to the families of the sailors, stating that no crew members had survived following the accident....

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  • Man hijacks Greyhound bus and threatens to kill everyone in IL
Man hijacks Greyhound bus and threatens to kill everyone in IL

They were eventually removed from the bus safely. Schmaling said the Racine County District Attorney will work through the process of having Vargas-Rosas extradited back to Wisconsin. The incident began around 9:45 p.m. when the first of several 911 calls came from some of the 36 passengers on the Greyhound bus going from Milwaukee to Chicago on ...

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  • Peru quake: Magnitude 7.1 sea tremor topples buildings
Peru quake: Magnitude 7.1 sea tremor topples buildings

Residents in Peru's capital of Lima some 350 miles (560 kilometers) away felt the ground shake. The magnitude-7.1 quake struck at 4.18am local time. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said that " hazardous tsunami waves are forecast for some coasts". The U.S. Geological Survey said the offshore quake did not present a tsunami threat .

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  • Trump claims London embassy is a 'bad deal'
Trump claims London embassy is a 'bad deal'

Mr Trump claimed he had cancelled his trip the trip because he was unhappy that the embassy had been moved from Mayfair to Nine Elms in south west London . Still, British officials said their government had been working on the basis that Trump would arrive in late February, though no firm date had been set.

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  • A Car Somehow Crashed Into the Second Story of a California Building
A Car Somehow Crashed Into the Second Story of a California Building

The driver admitted to using narcotics and was admitted to a hospital for observation, Santa Ana police said . Both victims were safely removed from the auto with minor injuries. Santa Ana is located just southeast of Anaheim. Captain Stephen Horner of the Orange County Fire Authority said that a small fire was immediately extinguished.

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  • IDF destroys terror tunnel penetrating Egypt and Israeli border crossing
IDF destroys terror tunnel penetrating Egypt and Israeli border crossing

Col. Jonathan Conricus told reporters Sunday. Conricus emphasized that the tunnel's existence also threatens the ongoing humanitarian assistance Israel offers the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom crossing, which is the only commercial crossing taking supplies into Gaza .

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  • Plane skids off runaway in northern Turkey, no injuries
Plane skids off runaway in northern Turkey, no injuries

Photos of the aftermath show the Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737 perched precariously on the slope and surrounded by emergency vehicles. Gordu said the passengers waited about 20 minutes for help and were later told to leave the plane through the back exit.

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  • Obama Foundation files plans for Obama Presidential Center
Obama Foundation files plans for Obama Presidential Center

The centre will split into three main buildings: a library and a forum - both partially buried - and a stone-clad "landmark" tower that will host a museum. Despite such claims, a coalition of eight community groups on the South Side is demanding the Obama Foundation sign an agreement guaranteeing neighborhood involvement in the development and main...

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  • Bannon To Be Interviewed By House Intel For Russia Probe
Bannon To Be Interviewed By House Intel For Russia Probe

Burck also said the representation only pertains to the Republican-led House investigation, and not special counsel Robert Mueller's independent probe. Jarvanka, as the married couple of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are collectively referred to in some circles, never could stand the sight of the dishevelled Mr.

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  • Winter Storm Friday creates slick travel conditions with ice and snow accumulations
Winter Storm Friday creates slick travel conditions with ice and snow accumulations

Severe Weather Team 11 and our team of reporters are tracking the winter storm as it moves through the area. Winds at times could be damaging. Another blast of cold air is moving in with this storm system. Some more snow Monday night could bring fresh snow on the ground by Tuesday . Snow accumulations are predicted to be in the range o...

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  • Saudi women at soccer matches make worldwide headlines
Saudi women at soccer matches make worldwide headlines

But these rules have begun to change under King Salman, who became the Saudi monarch in 2015, and are driven by his son, Mohammed bin Salman , 32, the country's crown prince. Set to inherit a country where more than half the population is under 25 years old and hungry for change, the young crown prince has looked to boost his popularity by curbing...

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  • European Diplomats Urge Sticking With Iran Nuclear Deal
European Diplomats Urge Sticking With Iran Nuclear Deal

Thursday's meeting in Brussels was convened by the European Union chief foreign affairs representative, Federica Mogherini , who said the deal was essential in preventing a nuclear arms race. European powers have urged the USA not to abandon the 2015 agreement with Iran that limits its nuclear programme, saying it is making the world safer.

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  • Turkey summons U.S. charge d'affaires over Syria
Turkey summons U.S. charge d'affaires over Syria

According to the report, the Russian Army General Staff sent a warning letter to the Turkish Army Chief of Staff, Hulusi Akar, as well as to the Turkish Intelligence Services Chief (MIT), Hakan Fidan, and urges them to take immediate care regarding security in the region.

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  • Coffman rebukes Sessions on marijuana enforcement policy
Coffman rebukes Sessions on marijuana enforcement policy

Aside from being a futile attempt to put the legalized-marijuana genie back in the bottle, it's a mark of hypocrisy for Sessions, a former Alabama senator who had long championed the right of states to set their own laws without being bigfooted by an oppressive federal government.

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  • NAFTA revisions could pay for border wall
NAFTA revisions could pay for border wall

In a letter a year ago sent to the governors of NY and Wisconsin, the Canadian ambassador to Washington, David MacNaughton, cited data showing dairy trade between the countries benefits the U.S.by a five-to-one margin. Trump would like to see up to 85 per cent of all components in autos being sourced from within the NAFTA region, with 50 per cent o...

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  • Trump proposes massive expansion of offshore drilling
Trump proposes massive expansion of offshore drilling

The five-year drilling plan also raises questions whether there is much interest in the Californian oil reserves by the American oil industry at a time when internal drilling and oil production is highest decades. "Offshore drilling is inherently dirty", says John Fleming, staff scientist at the Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity. ...

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  • IPOB accuses CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera of ignoring herdsmen killings
IPOB accuses CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera of ignoring herdsmen killings

But the scale of the recent killings, and similar tit-for-tat attacks in the neighbouring state of Taraba last weekend, has put Buhari's government and its response under the scanner. "And they are known; we know where they are". Police spokesman Moses Joel Yamu said in a statement that herdsmen were suspected in the slayings. The incessant attac...

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  • Ryan Insists Trump Is Familiar With FISA, Despite Contradictory Tweets
Ryan Insists Trump Is Familiar With FISA, Despite Contradictory Tweets

Section 702 of the FISA Act gives the government the ability to monitor electronic communications of foreigners outside of the U.S. Supporters say the powers help stop terrorist attacks and cyberattacks, but opponents note that it can also monitor the communications of Americans if they are communicating with monitored targets.

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  • IRS Said to Need Additional $1B to Implement New Tax Law
IRS Said to Need Additional $1B to Implement New Tax Law

The IRS emphasizes this information will be created to work with the existing Forms W-4 that employees have already filed, and no further action by taxpayers is needed at this time. With these new guidelines, companies can start adjusting employee paychecks. Yahoo Finance ran the numbers and found a net drop in tax withheld in each of 11 income...

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  • USA envoy erred in comments about Muslims in Netherlands: State Department
USA envoy erred in comments about Muslims in Netherlands: State Department

In 2015, Hoekstra had referred to "no-go zones" in the Netherlands , wrongly suggesting there were Muslim-ruled enclaves outside the government's control. Under Secretary of State Steve Goldstein told a briefing on Thursday the State Department "does not agree" with Hoekstra's 2015 remarks about Muslim migrants in the Netherlands.

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  • WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Has Been Granted An Ecuadorian Passport
WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Has Been Granted An Ecuadorian Passport

Assange had sought asylum in Ecuador's London embassy in 2012 after losing court battles to avoid being extradited to Sweden over a rape allegation. Swedish prosecutors dropped their investigation in May past year, but Assange still stays indoors, fearful that he will be arrested for breaching his bail the minute he emerges from the embassy.

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  • Canada convinced Trump will pull out of free trade deal
Canada convinced Trump will pull out of free trade deal

Canada is still optimistic there could still be some sort of positive resolution to these fractious trade talks, the sources said , and will continue to pursue its aggressive outreach plans in the USA, which include meetings with US state governors and lawmakers in Washington.

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  • Honduras: 7.6 quake triggers Tsunami alert
Honduras: 7.6 quake triggers Tsunami alert

In the Cayman Islands, Sgt. Dave McKay with Royal Cayman Islands Police told The Associated Press that hazard management officials had not issued a tsunami alert but authorities were monitoring the situation. President Juan Orlando Hernandez via Twitter said that Honduras had activated its emergency system and asked people to remain calm. The nat...

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  • Author of Trump dossier had concerns about Russian blackmail
Author of Trump dossier had concerns about Russian blackmail

The Washington research firm has been under attack by the White House and Republican lawmakers over the dossier, which is central to investigations in Congress and by a federal special counsel into allegations that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election to help Trump win.

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  • Brokenshire resigns as Northern Ireland Secretary
Brokenshire resigns as Northern Ireland Secretary

In November, Brokenshire was forced to begin setting a budget for the province, but he said a return to direct rule could still be avoided. The Staffordshire Moorlands MP - who was brought up in Buxton - moves from her previous role as United Kingdom culture secretary, which she had held since 2016.

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  • Trump Tower: fire at president's New York HQ
Trump Tower: fire at president's New York HQ

The small fire was extinguished and there were no injuries reported , NBC News and CBS News said. Starting around 7 a.m., smoke billowed from one corner of the building for a while before most of it dissipated. First son Eric Trump, who is executive vice president on the Trump Organization, tweeted a statement shortly after the fire was extin...

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  • Confident of winning Karnataka: Rahul Gandhi
Confident of winning Karnataka: Rahul Gandhi

I am a human being. Congress President Rahul Gandhi today sought assistance of Indians living in Bahrain to "fight forces of hatred" in India, reported ANI. "Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had predicted a 2 percent fall in GDP when demonetization was announced", he noted. The Congress chief, however, disagreed that there was a "gap" b...

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  • Montreal race-relations group denounces H&M for ad with 'racial slur'
Montreal race-relations group denounces H&M for ad with 'racial slur'

H&M apologized on Monday - but some people think that isn't enough. "I'm sure the apologies are a coming", The Roots drummer wrote. The ad was originally featured on H&M's United Kingdom site, and following the backlash , the retailer issued the following statement after pulling the image: "We sincerely apologize for offending people with this...

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  • 4 arrested for playing Pak anthem in cricket match
4 arrested for playing Pak anthem in cricket match

The video that popped up on Facebook on Saturday showed two cricket teams lined up on the pitch before the start of a match. While one team is dressed in white jerseys, the other team is in green jerseys similar to Pakistan's cricket team.

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  • USA working with Pakistan on military supply routes to Afghanistan: Mattis
USA working with Pakistan on military supply routes to Afghanistan: Mattis

The officer who wants to stay anonymous told such a drastic step has been taken against Pakistan since US President Donald Trump is unhappy with Pakistan failing to contain terror groups in the country. Nothing's been reprogrammed. We're hopeful that we can lift the suspension and the aid would be able to go forward. "But at this time that's what i...

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