• Sac Bee: Suspect in Newman Officer Killing Arrested in Bakersfield
Sac Bee: Suspect in Newman Officer Killing Arrested in Bakersfield

The clerk's office said a $15,000 bench warrant was issued in January 2015 for a defendant identified as Gustavo Perez, who has the same birth date as Gustavo Perez Arriaga , for failing to appear at his arraignment in another misdemeanor DUI case.

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  • US Troop Withdrawal A Step In The Right Direction: Russia
US Troop Withdrawal A Step In The Right Direction: Russia

Since then, no announcements have been made, and senior USA military officers have said they have received no new orders. "The position of the secretary of defense is a command position, and the objective of the call is to ensure all members within the government know who is in command", the defense official said in a statement.

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  • Trump threatens to shut border if no wall money
Trump threatens to shut border if no wall money

Now almost a week old, the impasse is idling hundreds of thousands of federal workers and beginning to pinch citizens who count on varied public services. "If they can't do it before January 3, then we will do it", said Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., incoming chairman of the Rules Committee. "We're going to behave like adults and do our job".

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  • Two wks on, help to arrive for NE miners
Two wks on, help to arrive for NE miners

However, nobody has been rescued yet in the operation. However, according to another NDTV report, the officials at the site said they are not certain whether the foul smell is of decomposed bodies as it could be from stagnant water also.

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  • Train delivers a symbolic re-linking for two Koreas
Train delivers a symbolic re-linking for two Koreas

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. A South Korean delegation has crossed the border into North Korea to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for reconnecting and repairing roads and railways across the divided peninsula despite stalled denuclearisation talks.

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  • Saudi king appoints former Ritz-Carlton detainee as foreign minister
Saudi king appoints former Ritz-Carlton detainee as foreign minister

The crown prince, known as MBS, has faced worldwide criticism for his alleged role in the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. "Because the Saudi consul general in Istanbul was very much involved in the killing of Khashoggi and that would fall under al-Jubeir". 2- The Minister of Interior as ...

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  • Furious Iraqi lawmakers demand US troop withdrawal
Furious Iraqi lawmakers demand US troop withdrawal

The President and First Lady were seen shaking hands with the soldiers, who were wearing full battle gear and night vision goggles. "I got you a big one." - remarks prompting cheers Wednesday at al-Asad Air Base in Iraq . He said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has agreed to take out "any remnants" of IS left in Syria. It's reported ...

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  • NY awe-struck as sky over Queens turns blue
NY awe-struck as sky over Queens turns blue

NY mayor Bill de Blasio's spokesman Eric Phillips said there are scattered power outages in the city, including at LaGuardia Airport. No injuries have been reported. People flocked to social media to find out what happened and to share their observations. The freaky sight set off a frenzy on social media, where people reported a power failure a...

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  • Trump mulling January order to block Chinese companies Huawei, ZTE from US
Trump mulling January order to block Chinese companies Huawei, ZTE from US

The White House may issue an executive order early next year that limits purchases in the USA from two of China's largest telecommunications equipment makers. "Some countries, without any evidence, are abusing the national security and politicizing and putting up all sorts of barriers on the normal scientific and technological exchanges - this is...

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  • Michelle Obama usurps Hillary Clinton as America's most admired woman
Michelle Obama usurps Hillary Clinton as America's most admired woman

It is the first time in 17 years that a woman other than the former USA presidential candidate and Secretary of State has been named the most admired woman in Gallup's annual poll . Almost 13 percent picked President Trump . "Ronald Reagan has the second most top 10 finishes behind Graham, with 31, followed by Jimmy Carter (28), Pope John Pau...

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  • Power plant explosion illuminates NY sky in eerie blue light
Power plant explosion illuminates NY sky in eerie blue light

NEW YORK-A transformer exploded Thursday night at a Con Edison facility in Queens, causing scattered power outages and sending a spectacular light across the NY skyline. Con Edison said its crews responded to a fire at the substation and that it caused scattered power outages. The mysterious blue light caused many New Yorkers to turn to social me...

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  • Donald Trump defends withdrawal of forces from Syria during surprise Iraq trip
Donald Trump defends withdrawal of forces from Syria during surprise Iraq trip

The Wednesday visit, Trump's first with USA troops in a conflict zone since he took office two years ago, came days after a shock decision to pull all American troops from neighbouring Syria . He later added, "They had plenty of people that came up, they said, 'You know, we could make it smaller". "The American leadership was defeated in Iraq an...

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  • Child says still believes in Santa after Trump's 'marginal' quip
Child says still believes in Santa after Trump's 'marginal' quip

Trump asked young Collman Lloyd on the phone, per The Daily Beast . Even when Trump questioned, "Because at 7, it's marginal , right?" she again replied, "Yes, sir". "It's Christmastime. I'd love to keep politics out of Christmas", Donald said. In addition to the NORAD Tracks Santa program and church services Christmas Eve, Trump participated...

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  • Government shutdown continues as thousands are forced to work without pay
Government shutdown continues as thousands are forced to work without pay

Trump vowed to hold the line on his budget demand, telling reporters during his visit to Iraq on Wednesday that he'll do "whatever it takes" to get money for border security. Kevin Hassett, the chairman of the White House's Council of Economic Advisers, said the shutdown does not change the administration's expectation for strong growth heading...

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  • Sudan's Bashir: Traitors took advantage of protests to vandalize
Sudan's Bashir: Traitors took advantage of protests to vandalize

Residents in Um Rawaba, 200 kilometres southwest of Khartoum , told AFP that some 600 people gathered in the market chanting the slogan "the people want the fall of the regime". The rights group said in a statement late Monday it "has credible reports that 37 protesters have been shot dead by the security forces in five days of anti-government d...

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  • Syria's Turkmen express support for Ankara's operation against YPG
Syria's Turkmen express support for Ankara's operation against YPG

Celik said that the visit comes in the wake of last week's surprise announcement from U.S President Donald Trump that Washington will withdraw all its troops from Syria, Anadolu Agency reported . Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks to a journalist at the parliament in Ankara on December 25, 2018. A broader fight against Islamic S...

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  • Winter storm heading east, could snarl travel
Winter storm heading east, could snarl travel

Regional Minnesota counties included in the winter storm warning are southern Beltrami, eastern Polk, northern Clearwater, Mahnomen, southern Clearwater, Hubbard, western Becker, eastern Becker, western Otter Tail, eastern Otter Tail, Wadena and Grant.

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  • On visit to Iraq, President Trump defends withdrawal from Syria
On visit to Iraq, President Trump defends withdrawal from Syria

During his first visit to a combat zone since assuming office almost two years ago, President Donald Trump couldn't help but take personal credit for a very generous and fictional pay raise for US troops. "Look, I think it's important that the president goes and visits the troops, but he's doing this backwards", Eoyang said. Making the covert...

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  • Lava, ash spew from new fracture on Italy’s Mount Etna
Lava, ash spew from new fracture on Italy’s Mount Etna

The eruption that began at noon was preceded by 130 quake tremors, the two strongest of which measured 4.0 and 3.9 on the Richter scale, the INGV said. "It's the first lateral eruption in more than 10 years, but it doesn't seem to be unsafe". The airport on the Mediterranean island of Sicily says it's having a limited opening Tuesday, operating...

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  • Trump Visits Iraq on Unannounced Visit
Trump Visits Iraq on Unannounced Visit

In announcing the order, Trump declared victory in the war against ISIS, or Islamic State. However, a scheduled in-person meeting with Iraq's prime minister Adil Abdel Mahdi was cancelled, according to the White House press pool. Fifteen years after the 2003 invasion, the U.S. still has more than 5,000 troops in Iraq supporting the government as it...

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