Light wintry mix possible Sunday; snow chances Christmas Day?

By Monday, a new system will approach the California coast from the west - accompanied by more rain and snow. Remember, the odds of a white Christmas in Boston are slim in spite of what the songs might say. This is despite William Hill taking bets at... More..

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Trump would accept less money for border wall, White House says
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Trump would accept less money for border wall, White House says

McConnell left open the possibility of a Senate vote should a deal to re-open the government be reached in the coming days, but the logistics of staging votes in the Senate and then the House of Representatives...More..

Pakistan praises plan for US troop withdrawal in Afghanistan
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Pakistan praises plan for US troop withdrawal in Afghanistan

The US has about 14,000 troops in Afghanistan, most of which are present as part of a larger NATO-led mission to train, advise and assist Afghan forces. withdrawal from the country would complicate their negoti...More..

Acting US attorney general disregards advice on Russia probe recusal
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Acting US attorney general disregards advice on Russia probe recusal

In considering whether he should seek an ethics review, Whitaker was briefed on what the results of such a review would be. CREW argued that "ethics officials determin [ing] that a reasonable person would lik...More..

Trump and Erdogan discuss 'slow' USA military pull-out from Syria
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Trump and Erdogan discuss 'slow' USA military pull-out from Syria

President Trump is speaking out against the recent resignation of the U.S. Special Envoy to combat ISIS Brett McGurk . On Wednesday, Washington announced it will be withdrawing all of its troops from Sy...More..

Tsunami hits Indonesia's Sunda Strait after Krakatau volcano eruption
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Tsunami hits Indonesia's Sunda Strait after Krakatau volcano eruption

After the quake and tsunami that hit Central Sulawesi earlier this year, it was revealed that the country's tsunami detection buoys had mostly been broken by vandalism. Scientists believe the tsunami, which s...More..

Met Office forecast puts a dampener on Christmas Day
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Met Office forecast puts a dampener on Christmas Day

The rain showers ahead of this front look limited for the rest of the afternoon and this evening. Rain and high-elevation snow will arrive in OR and Northern California on Monday, central California and the G...More..

Patrick Frazee, fiancé of missing Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth, arrested for murder
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Patrick Frazee, fiancé of missing Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth, arrested for murder

Berreth and Frazee's baby is in protective custody and will be reunited with Berreth's family, the chief said. Still, as authorities continue to search for a body, "it's hard to accept" that Berreth actually ...More..

Driver dies after hitting road block erected by French ‘yellow vest’ protesters
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Driver dies after hitting road block erected by French ‘yellow vest’ protesters

A video circulating on social media showed three police on motorcycles surrounded and attacked by protesters. Initially, Paris was quiet as turnout was much lower, but then pop-up protests began, catching t...More..

Russian deploys warship to Azov Sea
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Russian deploys warship to Azov Sea

Britain's HMS Echo crew have been preparing for a particular task in Ukraine's port of Odessa: Showing Russia that they continue to navigate the Black Sea after Russia seized three ships belonging to Ukrain...More..

US Envoy Doubts Afghan Taliban's Desire for Peace
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

US Envoy Doubts Afghan Taliban's Desire for Peace

He said that the visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan's efforts for Afghanistan peace process. "In this reporting period, the USA continued to call on regional partners to reinforce our messages that sta...More..

Supreme Court Blocks Trump's Attempt To Change Asylum Law - Hit & Run
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Supreme Court Blocks Trump's Attempt To Change Asylum Law - Hit & Run

District Court in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order blocking the initiative nationwide. But the legal battle over the regulation had provoked a dispute between Roberts and Trump, after the pr...More..

Schumer tells Trump to 'abandon' border wall plan amid government shutdown
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Schumer tells Trump to 'abandon' border wall plan amid government shutdown

But the House rebelled and approved a package temporarily financing the government but also setting aside $5.7 billion for the border wall. Bob Corker said on the Senate floor that an "understanding has been re...More..

US Gov't now in partial shutdown
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

US Gov't now in partial shutdown

The president said now was the time for Congress to provide taxpayers' money for the wall, even though he long had claimed Mexico would pay for it. Mexico repeatedly has rebuffed that idea. The border security ...More..

Miners Die In Coal Explosion
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Miners Die In Coal Explosion

Poland's Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, wrote on Twitter that Polish rescuers were on their way to the Czech Republic . "One was brought in by helicopter, he is still in a critical condition". The state...More..

Allies express alarm at Mattis resignation as senior Republicans turn on Trump
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Allies express alarm at Mattis resignation as senior Republicans turn on Trump

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi also described Gen Mattis as a "comfort to many" who were concerned about the Trump presidency. Shortly before Mattis' resignation letter was made public, Trump had tweet...More..

Trump's AG pick told DOJ that firing Comey isn't obstruction of justice
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Trump's AG pick told DOJ that firing Comey isn't obstruction of justice

Later, Barr called the special counsel's obstruction of justice inquiry " asinine " in a June 2017 interview with the Hill. Trump went on to fire James Comey. Mueller and his team of prosecutors have spen...More..

Tsunami strikes Indonesia's Sunda Strait, leaving at least 20 dead
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Tsunami strikes Indonesia's Sunda Strait, leaving at least 20 dead

The death toll is likely to increase. The Sunda Strait is located between the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra and connects the Java Sea to the Indian Ocean. More than 1000 people were killed earlier th...More..

Canada, US urge china to release its detained nationals
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Canada, US urge china to release its detained nationals

Canada has made its first formal demand for China to immediately release two citizens who have been detained in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive . Canada respects its globa...More..

GCSB says China is behind attempts to steal New Zealand business' data
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

GCSB says China is behind attempts to steal New Zealand business' data

FBI Director Christopher Wray described the Chinese government's campaignof cyber-espionage in recent years as part of a broader, long-term effort by China to surpass the United States as a superpower. Chin...More..

Ottawa demands Beijing release Canadian detainees
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Ottawa demands Beijing release Canadian detainees

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Friday the detentions are arbitrary. Meng was arrested at Vancouver International Airport on December 1, while she was transferring flights and is being sought...More..

RT ‘extremely disappointed’ in UK media watchdog’s decisions over ‘impartiality breach’
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

RT ‘extremely disappointed’ in UK media watchdog’s decisions over ‘impartiality breach’

Britain has accused Russia's GRU intelligence agency of trying to poison Skripal and his daughter with a nerve agent in the English city of Salisbury in March. A number of Russian officials, including Foreign...More..

DR Congo elections postponed to Dec 30
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

DR Congo elections postponed to Dec 30

Commissioners blamed a blaze that engulfed a warehouse housing electoral materials in the capital Kinshasa earlier this month, incinerating thousands of voting machines - 80% of the city's stock. With its lon...More..

US Special Envoy to visit Seoul on denuclearization progress
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

US Special Envoy to visit Seoul on denuclearization progress

During the summit, Trump and Kim announced they would establish new relations, work for lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula and work toward denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula . Meanwhile, emphasizi...More..

United Kingdom forces retake ship after stowaways threaten crew
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

United Kingdom forces retake ship after stowaways threaten crew

Kyprianou said the crew were not in danger as they were in direct contact with Essex Police and the British coastguard. It is understood the migrants managed to overpower the crew after being discovered a...More..

Brexit: David Gauke doubts PM would back no
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Brexit: David Gauke doubts PM would back no

Leadsom, a staunch Brexiteer, who briefly challenged Theresa May for the Tory leadership in 2016, was asked whether she thought there would be a plausible argument for a "people's vote" on the final Brexit de...More..

USA veteran sets up GoFundMe for ‘ladders to get over Trump’s wall’
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

USA veteran sets up GoFundMe for ‘ladders to get over Trump’s wall’

As of Thursday, Brian Kolfage collected more than $5.4 million in donations from more than 89,000 people for the " We The People Will Fund The Wall " fundraiser . Kolfage stressed the dire need for border sec...More..

If there’s a government shutdown tonight, here’s how it could affect you
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

If there’s a government shutdown tonight, here’s how it could affect you

Among those expected to be placed on furlough would be roughly 52,000 employees at the Internal Revenue Service . The National Park Service and U.S. "However, the recent spike in political uncertainty, and t...More..

Trump vows 'very long' government shutdown in border wall standoff
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Trump vows 'very long' government shutdown in border wall standoff

While Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have already branded this outcome a Trump shutdown , the president tweeted Friday that "it will be a Democrat Shutdown!" if they don't support the measure...More..

Third Canadian arrest 'doesn't fit patterns' of previous two: Trudeau
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Third Canadian arrest 'doesn't fit patterns' of previous two: Trudeau

In the latest case, a woman received an administrative penalty for illegal employment, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a daily news briefing. It's an open secret that a large number of forei...More..