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Kushner's lawyer pushes back on Senate committee request

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:01

Kushner's lawyer pushes back on Senate committee requestWASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for White House adviser Jared Kushner pushed back Friday after a Senate committee said he had not been fully forthcoming in its probe into Russian election interference.


Judge Running For Ohio Governor Boasts On Facebook He's Bedded 50 Women

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 19:47

Judge Running For Ohio Governor Boasts On Facebook He's Bedded 50 WomenAn Ohio Supreme Court justice who is campaigning to become governor of the state took to Facebook on Friday to reveal that he has been “sexually intimate” with 50 “very attractive females.”


Trump puts decision to allow elephant hunting trophy imports 'on hold'

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 19:21

Trump puts decision to allow elephant hunting trophy imports 'on hold'Despite Trump's statement, a Fish and Wildlife Service official confirmed that the ban on elephant hunting trophies from Zambia had been lifted effective Nov. 7. And the ban on trophies from Zimbabwe was lifted on Friday morning, about 11 hours before Trump’s tweet.


Jared Kushner 'failed to disclose emails from close Putin ally'

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 18:53

Jared Kushner 'failed to disclose emails from close Putin ally'An ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to arrange a meeting with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign on the sidelines of a National Rifle Association meeting — outreach that Jared Kushner subsequently failed to disclose, sources have told NBC. Earlier this week, the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee contacted Mr Kushner’s attorney asking for more documents from Mr Kushner, who is the President’s son-in-law and a top aide. Specifically, the panel — which is conducting one of multiple investigations into potential collaboration between the Russian government and Mr Trump’s presidential campaign — said Mr Kushner’s attorney had not turned over documents concerning a “Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite”.


Why Saudi Arabia's Regional Power Plays Won't Lead to War

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 18:48

Why Saudi Arabia's Regional Power Plays Won't Lead to WarSaudi Arabia has become more assertive, but that doesn't mean it's going to war. In recent weeks, Saudi Arabia has become more assertive. It first imposed a total blockade on Yemen, despite claims that this would lead to widespread famine.


Russia's Nuclear Submarine Force Is Back (Maybe)

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 18:38

Russia's Nuclear Submarine Force Is Back (Maybe)Russia’s Navy has a new nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) patrolling the world’s seas. On Friday, the submarine, Knyaz Vladimir, set sail on its first venture. The sub is the first of five upgraded Borei-class submarines that Russia is building.


Jake Tapper Rips Trump: People In Glass White Houses Shouldn't Throw Stones

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:51

 People In Glass White Houses Shouldn't Throw Stones.@jaketapper: People in glass White Houses shouldn’t throw stones.


Neighbor: Northern California gunman targeted victim, son

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:37

 Northern California gunman targeted victim, sonRANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) — A neighbor's account indicates that a Northern California shooter who killed five people this week may have targeted an elementary school as part of his long-running feud with neighbors.


19 Asian-Americans Arrested At Paul Ryan's Office Pushing For Dream Act

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:17

19 Asian-Americans Arrested At Paul Ryan's Office Pushing For Dream ActNineteen Asian-Americans protesting outside Speaker Paul Ryan’s office on Capitol Hill were arrested Wednesday while calling for him to move the Dream Act to a vote.


Head Of Puerto Rico Power Utility Resigns As More Controversy Plagues Island

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:50

Head Of Puerto Rico Power Utility Resigns As More Controversy Plagues IslandThe head of Puerto Rico’s power utility resigned Friday while facing scrutiny for the slow progress being made on restoring the island’s power grid eight weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory.


Florida Man Killed Ex, Her New Boyfriend and Her Parents -- Then Left His Son Alone With Their Bodies

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:37

Florida Man Killed Ex, Her New Boyfriend and Her Parents -- Then Left His Son Alone With Their BodiesOn Thursday, a 32-year-old Florida man was convicted of the 2014 quadruple murders of his ex-girlfriend, her new boyfriend and her parents, according to news reports.


Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia for France

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:17

Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia for FranceSaad al-Hariri, who sparked a crisis by resigning as Lebanese prime minister on November 4 during a visit to Saudi Arabia, left Riyadh late last night on a flight bound for Paris, a television channel owned by his family said "Mr Hariri left Riyadh airport on his private jet with his wife and is headed for Le Bourget airport", north-east of Paris, announced Future TV around 1:20 am (2320 GMT). A source close to Mr Hariri confirmed the departure of the former prime minister to AFP, adding that the flight would take six and a half hours. Earlier Mr Hariri had tweeted he was on his way to the airport in the Saudi capital, refuting the suggestion he had been not allowed to leave the country. His visit to France with his family to meet President Emmanuel Macron is seen as part of a possible way out of the crisis. Michel Aoun, the Lebanese president, had accused Saudi authorities of "detaining" Mr Hariri and refused to accept his resignation from abroad. Mr Hariri, a dual Saudi citizen, has been in Riyadh since issuing a statement on television there on November 4 that he was stepping down because he feared for his life while also accusing Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of destabilising his nation. Mr Macron, speaking in Sweden, said Hariri "intends to return to his country in the coming days, weeks". The French president will meet Mr Hariri at noon Paris time today (Saturday). The crisis has thrust Lebanon into the bitter rivalry pitting Saudi Arabia and its allies against a bloc led by Iran, which includes the heavily armed Lebanese Shi'ite Hezbollah group. In Lebanon, Mr Hariri has long been an ally of Riyadh. His coalition government, formed in a political deal last year to end years of paralysis, includes Hizbollah. President Michel Aoun, a political ally of Hizbollah, has called Mr Hariri a Saudi hostage and refused to accept his resignation unless he returns to Lebanon. Saudi Arabia and Mr Hariri say his movements were not restricted. Lebanese politicians from across the political spectrum have called for Mr Hariri to return to the country, saying it is necessary to resolve the crisis. Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, who heads President Aoun's political party, said on Thursday Beirut could escalate the crisis if Mr Hariri did not return home. "We have adopted self-restraint so far to arrive at this result so that we don't head towards diplomatic escalation and the other measures available to us," he said during a European tour aimed at building pressure for a solution to the crisis. Saudi Arabia regards Hizbollah as a conduit for Iranian interference across the Middle East, particularly in Syria, Yemen and Bahrain. It says it has no problem with Hizbollah remaining a purely political party, but has demanded it surrender its arms, which the group says are needed to defend Lebanon.


Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to Europe

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:07

Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to EuropeCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma said he plans to take his fight against Venezuela's socialist government to Europe after he escaped house arrest and fled to Colombia on Friday. The flight was an apparent embarrassment for security forces who had been keeping close watch over one of Venezuela's most prominent opposition leaders.


Keystone XL Opponents On 210,000-Gallon Spill: We Warned You

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:51

 We Warned YouIn April 2016, just five months after President Barack Obama rejected the proposal to build the Keystone XL pipeline, the existing Keystone pipeline leaked 17,000 gallons of oil onto private land in southeastern South Dakota.


Ohio State latest university to crack down on fraternities after hazing allegations

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:36

Ohio State latest university to crack down on fraternities after hazing allegationsOhio State University has become the latest US academic institution to ban on fraternity ceremonies amid concern that alcohol-fuelled initiations are putting students at risk. The move comes within days of Texas State University outlawing all "Greek Activities" - encompassing both fraternities and sororities - following the death of a Phi Kappa Psi inductee. Similar steps have been taken in recent weeks at the University of Michigan and Florida State University. There has been mounting concern at the human toll arising from the incidents of "hazing" at many universities in the US. Such rituals involve pledgees drinking copious amounts of alcohol in a very short time, with at times fatal consequences. In May, 18 students at Penn State were charged with offences including aggravated assault and furnishing alcohol to minors following with the death of Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old engineering student. It is estimated there have been 40 deaths from hazing at US campuses over the last 10 years. Attorney Stacy Parks Miller, left, announces findings an investigation into the death of Penn State University fraternity pledge Tim Piazza Credit: Abby Drey/AP The Ohio decision was announced by Ryan Lovell, the senior director for sorority and fraternity life at the university, the New York Times reported. “During the period of this directive, your chapter may request to participate in essential activities only,” Mr Lovell wrote. Since the start of the academic year, 11 of the university's 37 fraternities have come under investigation, although details of the alleged offences have not been disclosed.


Correction: Deadly-California-Shootings story

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:24

 Deadly-California-Shootings storyRANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) — In a story Nov. 16 about a deadly shooting rampage in Northern California, The Associated Press, relying on information from law enforcement, reported erroneously the name of a shooting victim. The coroner's office said Diana Steele, who was previously involved in an altercation with shooter Kevin Neal, was killed in the shooting. Hailey Poland was not among the dead.


Mother's unique punishment for son suspended from school goes viral

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:20

Mother's unique punishment for son suspended from school goes viralDemetris Payne, from Louisiana, was forced into action after her 13-year-old son, Jadarien, was punished at school for talking back. At this point Ms Payne decided to take the punishment into her own hands.


See How the Earth Has Changed Over the Past 20 Years in This NASA Timelapse

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:03

See How the Earth Has Changed Over the Past 20 Years in This NASA TimelapseA new 20-year NASA timelapse taken from space shows in just a few minutes how life on Earth shapes the planet year by year.


White House: The Difference Between Trump And Franken Is Franken 'Admitted Wrongdoing'

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:38

 The Difference Between Trump And Franken Is Franken 'Admitted Wrongdoing'White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday that the allegations of sexual assault against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) are different from those President Donald Trump has faced because Trump has denied any wrongdoing.


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