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Kushner Pushing Back On Kelly's Effort To Revoke Interim Clearance

Times reporters Julie Davis and Maggie Haberman report that Kelly's issue with Kushner having access to such info is heightened due to the hit the chief of staff took after his botching of the Porter scandal. Kushner since taking the post of chief of staff but has rarely taken him on directly, has made no guarantees, saying only that the president's son-in-law will still have all the access he needs to do his job under the new system ...

Full text of CPTPP released

The agreement is expected to be signed in Chile on March 8. The nine-page agreement incorporates the original TPP minus a list of provisions the countries agreed to suspend after President Trump withdrew the US from the TPP last January.

Dolphins to Place Franchise Tag on Jarvis Landry

A person familiar with the team's plans tells The Associated Press that the Dolphins hope to sign Landry to a multi-year deal. For the other 31 teams in the National Football League, however, the franchise tag can test how committed they are to adding said player to their roster.

Japanese 'Super Dad' Wins Custody of 13 Surrogate-Born Babies

The man was awarded custody of his other three children in 2015. The court said that DNA evidence confirmed Shigeta is the children's' father, and that he plans to send the kids to an global school and has bought a piece of land to house them next to a large park in central Tokyo, where they will be looked after by a sufficient number of nurses and nannies.

Former Skadden Associate Pleads Guilty in Mueller Probe

Van Der Zwaan was interviewed by Mueller's team regarding his firm's work in 2012 with the Ukraine Ministry of Justice. Van der Zwaan, whose father-in-law German Khan was named in the Steele dossier , pleaded guilty to lying about the last time he'd spoken with Rick Gates , a former Trump campaign associate and longtime Manafort lieutenant, and a second, unnamed person.

Donald Trump Takes To Twitter To Deny Latest Sexual Misconduct Allegations

As Saslow notes, Crooks's description also fits with Trump's own words, as recorded on the Access Hollywood tape released in October 2016: "You know, I'm automatically attracted to beautiful women". The president also wondered over Twitter why the Washington Post doesn't report about women taking money to make up stories about him. She sent another email to her sister on the same day, which read: "I must just appear to be some dumb girl that he can take advantage of...ugh!" "Ah yes, ...

Supreme Court won't hear challenge to California gun waiting period

Justice Clarence Thomas blasted the Supreme Court Monday for refusing to review a California law imposing a ten-day waiting period on the purchase of firearms. Only eight other states and the District of Columbia have any kind of waiting period. "If this case involved one of the court's more favored rights, I sincerely doubt we would have denied certiorari ", Thomas said.

Trump Endorses Mitt Romney For Utah Senate

Romney - the 2012 GOP presidential nominee and former MA governor - announced Friday that he would run to succeed Sen. Trump's endorsement is significant, given that Romney was one of his fiercest critics among Republicans when the billionaire businessman stormed to the party's nomination in 2016.

Winter Weather Advisory: Ice to Impact Central Iowa

The Wisconsin highway travel map is a mess of ice-covered highways, snow-covered highways and a stretch of Highway 14 from Readstown to La Crosse where travel is not advised. Sun: High: 58 Low: 30 Mostly sunny. Friday night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Highs should be near 40 both days and lows around 32 and 17 overnight.

South Korea, US to hold postponed military drills "as planned": USFK

Seoul and Washington intend to stage the now postponed annual joint military drills "as planned", United States Forces Korea (USFK) confirmed to NK News on Tuesday. Pyongyang, which has been slapped with a series of tough United Nations and unilateral sanctions, has seen its ties with Seoul thaw amid a "charm offensive" that saw North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dispatch his younger sister to the games to deliver an offer to host a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Winter weather advisory in effect until 4 am Sunday

Temperatures are expected to rise into the 40s on Sunday afternoon and the snow will begin to melt. Although the accompanying brisk wind will help to evaporate some of the rain puddles, icy spots are still possible (even likely) for Saturday morning .

Canadian PM Trudeau begins 7-day India visit to boost ties

The Canada PM will visit Agra, Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and New Delhi during his stay in India. Feminists in India - are you reading? In Amritsar, Mr Trudeau will be visiting the Golden Temple , the holiest of Sikh shrines. For the Prime Minister to impose his world view on the entire country changes the principle of Canada from a democracy to a dictatorship. February 23: The Prime Minister will head to the Rashtrapati Bhawan for an official welcome ceremony followed by a wreath-laying ...

South Africa's new president vows to tackle corruption

Former South African president Jacob Zuma . While the three brothers weren't directly named in the case, the South African police's investigative Hawks unit said on Thursday Ajay failed to turn himself in with regard to a separate probe and "is now regarded as fugitive".

Thousands march against corruption after Netanyahu indictment call

Lapid, who also called on Netanyahu to step down, was finance minister at the time one of the allegations took place. The first case against Netanyahu, known as Case 1,000, involves the receipt of substantial gifts and benefits totalling almost $300,000 from several wealthy businesspeople, including Netanyahu's well-known billionaire benefactor and Hollywood producer, Arnon Milchan , Ronald Lauder, an American businessman whose family founded the cosmetics giant Estee Lauder, and the ...

Tillerson Says Hezbollah Terrorist Actions Threaten Lebanon, Region

Following the meeting, the Secretary of State penned a note in the visitors' book, thanking Aoun for the warm welcome and vowing to "stand with the Lebanese people for a free and democratic Lebanon". Washington's proposal was made by acting U.S. Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs David Satterfield, as a preview of the issues that Tillerson will discuss.

February 14 Olympics recap: Mikaela Shiffrin's debut, women's hockey showdown

Both skiers won medals Thursday, Shiffrin in the giant slalom and Svindal in the men's downhill. Mazdzer won the silver medal in men's singles luge on February 11, becoming the first American in history to win a medal in the event. In her six World Cup giant slalom wins, Shiffrin never had to come from behind to overtake the leader. It had been postponed due to high winds, but when she finally got to race, Shiffrin was golden.

Violence in Afghanistan Killed, Wounded 10000 People in 2017

KABUL-The Taliban said on Wednesday, in a rare statement to the American people, they wanted to end Afghanistan's 17-year war through talks, while warning the message should not be seen as a sign of weakness and the fight against us forces would go on.

NASA captured the most distant photograph from the Earth

The space probe was even farther from home than NASA's Voyager 1 when it captured the famous "Pale Blue Dot" image of Earth . New Horizons is headed toward a KBO dubbed 2014 MU69 , one of more than 20 far-off chunks of rock and ice NASA hopes to observe during the spacecraft's mission.

Several Russians killed in USA airstrikes in Syria, friends say

Officials in both Moscow and Washington remained coy about the deaths, which would be an embarrassment for both countries if it turns out that Russian fighters were part of a unit that attacked a military force with American troops. Last week's offensive began about 8 kilometers (5 miles) east of the Euphrates River deconfliction line late February 7, when pro-Assad forces fired rounds and advanced in a "battalion-sized formation supported by artillery, tanks, multiple-launch rocket ...

Investment and development pledges for Iraq at $30 billion - Kuwaiti Foreign Minister

Saudi Arabia has pledged $1.5 billion and Qatar has pledged $1 billion to help rebuild Iraq after the war with ISIL.Britain said it would grant Iraq export credit of up to $1 billion per year for a decade.The United States said on February 13 that it was extending a $3 billion credit line but has not provided any direct government assistance.

Trump administration wants to replace food stamps with at-home food delivery

Currently, people who use SNAP benefits get money loaded onto an EBT card, which they can take to a grocery store and shop with, buying items that fall under certain guidelines. The decision would be based on nutrition standards used for other programs including the Emergency Food Assistance Program. That's how Budget Director Mick Mulvaney described the Trump administration's proposal to replace almost half of poor Americans' monthly cash benefits with a box of food .

West Ham move further from EPL drop zone with Watford win

Signing more players like Marko Arnautovic would be a good start after the talismanic Austrian marked his return to fitness with a man-of-the-match performance that handed David Moyes' side a first win in five to move them five points clear of the Premier League relegation zone and level with their opponents.

Pakistani rights, democracy activist Asma Jahangir dead

She was also known as the voice of marginalised sections of the Pakistani society. Jahangir, a Ramon Magsaysay award recipient, fought against the military regime of General Zia-ul-Haq and was imprisoned in 1983 for participating in the pro-democracy movement.

Two Ohio police killed while responding to emergency call

They were fired upon when they arrived at the scene, said the report . The suspect's condition and identity have not been released. Police said a suspect is in custody, but they provided no other details. Police investigate the scene of Saturday's shooting in Westerville, Ohio . The Columbus Division of Police will be handling the investigation. Morelli was also recognized for taking place in the 2015 Ohio Law Enforcement Torch Run, supporting the Special Olympics of Ohio.

Venezuelan Govt. Ready To Sign Agreement With Opposition

The head of Venezuela's electoral authority, Tibisay Lucena, announced the date on February 7. President Nicolas Maduro has already launched his campaign for a second term and stands as the only candidate. Medina said Maduro had expressed "the desire to continue dialogue", but the opposition delegation "did not understand" that the signing of the final peace agreement would take place on February 6 while the Venezuelan government did come to the meeting with the intention of signing the ...

No. 3 at Justice Department Resigns

Brand was next in line to oversee Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into alleged Russian meddling, in the event Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is ever removed. 3 official at the Justice Department, is stepping down after less than nine months in the job. Should Rosenstein step down now, Solicitor General Noel Francisco would take over the probe, not Panuccio.

Korea to take more hawkish stance on North

Since the 2005 event, North Korea has not sent a cheerleading squad to South Korea. But tours to the region ended when a South Korean tourist was shot in 2008 by a North Korean guard. "We have destroyed the enemy's risk-taking provocations at every move", Kim Jong Un said in a speech. Al Jazeera's Natasha Ghoneim, reporting from the South Korean city of Gangneung, said Kim may have opted to take the more low-key route this year because of the timing of the parade.

Police officer shot dead, two deputies wounded serving warrant in Georgia

The shooter was killed in the incident, which happened around 10:30 a.m. while deputies were serving a warrant, WSB-TV reported. He said it happened as the officers were serving an arrest warrant that morning at a home in Locust Grove, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) southeast of Atlanta.

Donald Trump: 'Disgraceful' that illegal immigrant killed Colts' Edwin Jackson

The 37-year-old Orrego-Savala was convicted in 2005 for driving under the influence in California. IN police identified the suspect as Manuel Orrego-Savala, a Guatemalan national. Todd Rokita said Wednesday. Both men were outside the auto when a black Ford F-150 drove into the shoulder and struck the vehicle. He was convicted of driving without a license past year in Boone County, Ind.

United States military parades: Here's what they've been like in the past

When pressed by a reporter on whether that was the best way to show appreciation for the troops, Ms Sanders said the White House has not made a final decision and that they are "exploring different ways that he could highlight and show the pride we have in the military".