Control Of Virginia's House Of Delegates Could Come Down To Drawing Straws

A three-judge panel in Virginia decided Wednesday to count a ballot cast for a Republican in a race for the state’s House of Delegates that was decided by just one vote, meaning the contest is now a tie. … [Read more...]

Donald Trump threatens to cut 'billions of dollars' in aid to countries over UN Jerusalem vote

Donald Trump has threatened to withhold billions of dollars in aid from those nations which criticise his controversial decision to unilaterally recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In a raising of the stakes over the US’s move to recognise Jerusalem and shift its embassy there - something long requested by Israel and their conservative supporters in the US - Mr Trump said he could … [Read more...]

Veterinarian Accused Of Shooting Neighbors' Dog In The Head

A veterinarian in Louisiana was arrested on Tuesday and charged with aggravated animal cruelty after allegedly fatally shooting her neighbors’ dog in the head. … [Read more...]

Uber Now Classified as a Transport Service in the EU: Here's Why It Matters

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The 50 Most Hilarious Tweets From Parents This Year

Every week, we round up the most hilarious tweets from moms and dads. … [Read more...]

Saudi, Lebanon diplomats caught in diplomatic tussle

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's ambassador to Saudi Arabia and his Saudi counterpart are caught in what appears to be a diplomatic tussle over representation, with each country delaying accreditation of the other's diplomat, though both were named months ago. … [Read more...]

Video shows car dragging office up to 60 mph

When Florida police officer Jon Cusak approached a man and woman sitting in a car, they quickly took off, and with Cusak clinging to the driver-side door. The whole incident was caught on his body camera. … [Read more...]

Turkey seeks arrest of US trial witness' family: report

Turkey on Wednesday ordered the arrest of the relatives of a witness in an explosive US trial of a Turkish banker accused of violating US sanctions against Iran, state media reported. Huseyin Korkmaz, a former police investigator now in the United States, last week described to a New York court how he had been investigating alleged corruption in 2013 and had gathered evidence before fleeing … [Read more...]

Mexico Tour Bus Crash Kills At Least 12

A bus carrying cruise ship passengers on a tour of ancient Mayan ruins flipped on a highway in southeast Mexico early Tuesday, killing at least 12 people and injuring 18. … [Read more...]

23 Greek Recipes That'll Transport You To The Aegean

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Larry Nassar Was Allowed To See Patients During Sexual Assault Investigation

Michigan State University reportedly allowed former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar to continue working with patients in 2014 and 2015 while he was under criminal investigation for sexual assault. … [Read more...]

Ivanka Trump surprise visit to Connecticut school prompts some parents to pull children from class

​Ivanka Trump’s surprise unannounced visit to a school in Connecticut has prompted some parents to pull their children from class. The US president’s daughter addressed secondary school students at the Norwalk Early College Academy about the importance of education in the sciences, technology, mathematics, and engineering. Ms Trump, who serves as an unpaid advisor to her father, said: "To see … [Read more...]

Thomas Fire to become largest wildfire in California history as winds intensify

Gusty winds will kick up and become troublesome for firefighting efforts in Southern California into Friday. … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Find Part-Time Work in Retirement

There are many reasons to keep working after retirement. Of course, there's the money. But beyond that, it's something that gets you out of bed in the morning -- a place to go, a schedule to keep and a routine to anchor your life. You may also want the social interaction you find at work, and perhaps the sense of accomplishment for a job well done. … [Read more...]

Chuck Schumer Warns GOP: 'You're Messing Up America. You Could Pay Attention.'

"We believe you're messing up America. You could pay attention for a couple of minutes" Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer asks for order during debate over GOP tax bill on Senate floor.— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 20, 2017 … [Read more...]

Speeding train in deadly Washington crash was waiting for safety system to be fitted

Critical speed-control technology that could have prevented a derailment near Seattle was not active before the train set off on its maiden voyage, it has emerged. Work to install the sophisticated, GPS-based technology known as positive train control isn't expected to be completed until next spring on the newly opened 15-mile line where the train crashed, according to Sound Transit, the … [Read more...]

Sea turtle found trapped in cocaine bundles worth $53m

A sea turtle trapped among floating cocaine bales worth $53m (£40m) has been rescued by the US Coast Guard. The boat crew discovered the large loggerhead turtle entangled in blue rope connecting bales containing 800 kilos (1,800lb) of the Class A drug in the Pacific Ocean on November 19. The US Coast Guard helps rescue a sea turtle trapped among bundles of cocaine  Credit: US Coast Guard/Facebook … [Read more...]

New York City mayor pushes progressive message in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told a crowd Tuesday in Iowa that Democrats must embrace a progressive agenda to win elections in 2018, emphasizing that it means clearly addressing such issues as income inequality. … [Read more...]