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National Russian Federation bets on Trump as gateway to eased sanctions
Author: 0 Russian Federation bets on Trump as gateway to eased sanctions

In a TV interview aired on Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin called US President-elect Donald Trump "a smart man" and expressed confidence in the latter's adaption to a new role, China's Xinhua news agency reported. Trump's promise of closer cooperation with Russian Federation has created worries that the US will have diminished leverage. Mr Trump noted that the Russian had "an 82% approval rating", adding: "I think when he calls me brilliant I'll take the compliment, ok?" ...

National John Thomas and Dave Jacobson: Trump and China, Taiwan concerns
Author: 0 John Thomas and Dave Jacobson: Trump and China, Taiwan concerns

Reports by The Guardian and local paper Taiwan News say that a Trump representative had visited a Taiwanese city in mid-November to scout business opportunities in the area. "I don't think so!" Many in China initially welcomed the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States, viewing it as a win for Beijing and believing that as a businessman his approach would be more straightforward than that of his contender.

National Only 26 Percent Of Americans Support Full Repeal Of Obamacare, Poll Finds
Author: 0 Only 26 Percent Of Americans Support Full Repeal Of Obamacare, Poll Finds

The panel learned from Ryan Rapp, chief internal auditor for the UM System, that health care revenue, net income and cash on hand figures were all healthy. As Republicans start to make changes in health care, potentially revamping Medicare and Medicaid as well, the politics of the issue could turn against them, Altman said.

Author: 0 Protesters: Police shooting may be legal, but isn't right

Rakeyia Scott , widow of Keith Lamont Scott reacts during a news conference after the family met with Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray on Wednesday, Nov. Undercover police were waiting to serve an arrest warrant in an unrelated case when they saw Scott in another auto with marijuana and a gun. Scott's family has previously argued that the black man was not armed although Vinson informed another officer that he saw Scott with a gun before the confrontation.

Author: 0 Trump picks 'warrior monk' to be USA defense secretary

Some observers question whether Mattis' battlefield experience prepares him for the very different task of running an enormous bureaucracy, while senior lawmakers worry about what the 66-year-old's nomination means for maintaining civilian control of the military.

National 'Kansas City Chiefs at Atlanta Falcons - 12/4/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction'
Author: 0 'Kansas City Chiefs at Atlanta Falcons - 12/4/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction'

Kansas City answered with their own big pass plays and put Spencer Ware into the end zone with a 3-yard run. They wrap up a 10-play, 81-yard drive with a Freeman touchdown. The Chiefs are counting on a big performance by their defense, which featured OLB Justin Houston devouring the Broncos last week, and hope for additional help from the return of hyperactive LB Dee Ford (hamstring).

National Located remains believed to be those of Rachael Madison
Author: 0 Located remains believed to be those of Rachael Madison

The investigation is ongoing. The Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate her disappearance along with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Evidence at the site will be processed to confirm that the remains belong to Rachel Madison. Investigators have notified the victim's family, Warford Videll said.

National Nancy Pelosi maintains position as Democratic House Leader
Author: 0 Nancy Pelosi maintains position as Democratic House Leader

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., seen here during a press conference in September, was chosen by her Democratic colleagues to serve as House minority leader - successfully fighting off a bid from Ohio Rep. He was widely considered the underdog in the race to unseat Pelosi. The challenge from Rep. Ryan will force Nancy Pelosi to incorporate a more inclusive leadership style, and also prompt her to propose the elevation of junior lawmakers within her party.

National 'It's a hallmark of corruption': Palin slams Trump's Carrier deal
Author: 0 'It's a hallmark of corruption': Palin slams Trump's Carrier deal

Palin is basing her criticism of Trump's Carrier deal on business fairness and ethics. Officials in Mexico continue to work around the clock to attract investors to Latin America's second largest economy, especially in view of Trump's protectionist rhetoric that's left many in Mexico feeling anxious, but according to ProMéxico's CEO, it's normal for investment to slow down every election cycle.

National K9 Officers Pay Tribute to Slain Wayne State Police Officer
Author: 0 K9 Officers Pay Tribute to Slain Wayne State Police Officer

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (AP ) - A MI officer who was shot and killed on duty was remembered at his funeral Thursday, attended by hundreds of police from across the state and the nation, as a man who loved dogs and who loved to smile. Go to the MLive Facebook page for a live stream of the procession leaving the church when the ceremony concludes. "I don't think I ever saw him in a bad mood".

Author: 0 North Dakota borrows $7M more for pipeline protest costs

She later added that some would remain indefinitely at Standing Rock. Sunoco's parent company, Energy Transfer Partners LP, is the future operator of the 1,172-mile pipeline that is mostly completed except for a segment planned to run under Lake Oahe, a reservoir formed by a dam on the Missouri River.

Author: 0 Commission plans timeline for Wisconsin recount

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said Tuesday a statewide ballot recount would likely cost MI counties far more to pay for, telling Paul W. Smith of the WJR radio station that it could cost up to $2 million. The Clinton campaign has joined the recount efforts initiated by Stein, although her team has said it does not expect the outcome of the election to be reversed.

National MCTS to Honor Rosa Parks on Thursday
Author: 0 MCTS to Honor Rosa Parks on Thursday

Parks' actions that day are widely considered to have begun the boycott that ended segregation on buses and encouraged civil rights activists like Martin Luther King Jr.to step up and become leaders. Rosa Parks's childhood brought her early experiences with racial discrimination and activism for racial equality. Parks, 42 years old at the time of the arrest and working as a seamstress, hurried to board a bus home in the rain.

National Masters of Sex cancelled by Showtime
Author: 0 Masters of Sex cancelled by Showtime

Showtime has decided not to renew the show after four seasons. Allison Janney won an Emmy in 2014 for a guest spot on the show. " Masters of Sex was a beautifully written and acted exploration of America's changing sexual mores", Showtime said in a statement.

National Michigan mosque gets hate-filled letter similar to others
Author: 0 Michigan mosque gets hate-filled letter similar to others

A mass mailing of Anti-Muslim hate letters postmarked from California has reached South Florida and the contents may be considered offensive for some readers. "Whoever sent these letters should know that they have only strengthened our resolve to keep practicing our faith, defending our rights and building bridges with our neighbors".

National Trump chooses South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as United Nations ambassador
Author: 0 Trump chooses South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as United Nations ambassador

Our country faces enormous challenges here at home and internationally. Haley accepted the offer as she said it "was her duty". The official isn't authorized to publicly discuss the matter and requests anonymity. Moreover, DeVos supported the Common Core education standards which Trump and other Republicans denounced. She says she converted to Christianity before marrying her husband, Michael, in 1996.

National California college leaders to Trump: Let our students stay
Author: 0 California college leaders to Trump: Let our students stay

Those so-called Dreamers "should be able to pursue their dream of higher education without fear of being arrested, deported or rounded up for just trying to learn", said the joint letter released publicly Tuesday by University of California president Janet Napolitano, California State University chancellor Timothy White and California Community Colleges chancellor-designate Eloy Ortiz Oakley.

National Clemson, Deshaun Watson rolling entering ACC title game
Author: 0 Clemson, Deshaun Watson rolling entering ACC title game

In his first season at the helm in Blacksburg, Fuente led Virginia Tech to a 9-3 regular-season record, and the Hokies finished atop the Coastal Division standings with a 6-2 league mark. There are few surprises on the teams, with the most challenging decision coming at the most important decision in football: quarterback, where Louisville Cardinals quarterback #Lamar Jackson and Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson have been battling for supremacy all season.

National Sunny, high near 60 in central Oklahoma Tuesday
Author: 0 Sunny, high near 60 in central Oklahoma Tuesday

Chance of precipitation is 20%. Lows around 40 are forecast. Roughly the northern half of the state will see opportunities for flurries, light snow, and rain snow mixes, beginning this evening and through Wednesday . Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 9 to 14 miles per hour increasing to 17 to 22 miles per hour in the afternoon.

National Detroit Dog Rescue to host fundraiser for slain police officer Collin Rose
Author: 0 Detroit Dog Rescue to host fundraiser for slain police officer Collin Rose

Wayne State police chief Anthony Holt said Tuesday that the shooting occurred in an area that has seen a recent increase in larcenies from vehicles. Davis is charged with first-degree murder, murder of a police officer, felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of felony firearm, as well as being a habitual offender.

National Pipeline company seeks federal court OK to proceed with plan
Author: 0 Pipeline company seeks federal court OK to proceed with plan

OPP say the street closed between Highway 6 and Braemar Avenue. The controversial pipeline, which has galvanized environmental and indigenous rights protesters, would bring crude oil from central North Dakota to IL. The alternative selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers crosses underneath the Missouri River half a mile from the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

National Dakota Access Pipeline Decision Unlikely Until Early 2017
Author: 0 Dakota Access Pipeline Decision Unlikely Until Early 2017

Members of the community gathered at Park Place mall Tuesday night to show their solidarity during a National Day of Action in an attempt to halt the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. The alternative selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers crosses underneath the Missouri River half a mile from the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

Author: 0 Mystery over missing jogger found at side of road in California

Bosenko says Papini was "obviously she was emotional and quite upset but elated to be free". They've also noted that there is "no known motive in the case ", despite the fact that a $50,000 reward was offered for any information. "We do not know who the captors are", he said. Papini's husband has passed a lie-detector test and is not a person of interest in the case, authorities said.

Author: 0 Sheriff: Mom held captive for weeks emotional after release

A section of road along County Road 17 and Interstate 5 in Redding, Calif., shown on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, is where Sherry Papini, a 34-year-old wife and mother was found on Thanksgiving Day. They called her a "super mom" who would never abandon her family. An assortment of balloons and yellow ribbons dangled off a pole near Papini's home in Mountain Gate.

Author: 0 Custody extended for 5 suspects in French attack plot

Speaking on Friday, the French President said the fight against terrorism will be "long and hard but one thing is certain, we will win because France, when it stays together, is capable of overcoming all challenges". All were detained after a "long-term" investigation by French intelligence services. But they were not in touch with the Marseille suspect. Police found two handguns, an automatic pistol, a submachine gun and jihadist propaganda during the raids.

Author: 0 Judge Blocks Upcoming Overtime Rule

On Nov. 22, a federal court in the Eastern District of Texas granted a nationwide injunction blocking the enforcement of the FLSA overtime rule. In his 20-page ruling , Judge Mazzant wrote, "Due to the approaching effective date of the Final Rule, the Court's ability to render a meaningful decision on the merits is in jeopardy".

National Man arrested in death of 8-year-old Olney girl
Author: 0 Man arrested in death of 8-year-old Olney girl

Sabrina Stauffenberg of Olney was found dead on Wednesday behind a vinegar plant on the south side of the town - about 250 miles south of Chicago - according to Illinois State Police. Sabrina disappeared Wednesday evening. The girl's body was found a short time later. She had been waiting on the porch of her home for a church bus.

Author: 0 Texas A&M beats Virginia Tech in Wooden Legacy semifinal

We did a good job of keeping some blocks and creating some movement up front". The Cavaliers mustered just 94 yards in the first half and never found a rhythm. ABOUT VIRGINIA TECH (8-3, 5-2): The Hokies were in danger of a second straight loss when they fell behind Notre Dame by 17 points in the first half and trailed by 10 entering the fourth quarter, but the defense turned up the pressure and quarterback Jerod Evans made the plays down the stretch in a 34-31 triumph.

Author: 0 Battle erupts over Trump's secretary of state pick

But the other leading choice for top diplomat, former NY mayor Rudy Giuliani - one of Trump's loudest supporters from early in his campaign - has drawn scrutiny for his business dealings that could pose conflicts of interest. "You're not just savaging Donald Trump ". Yet Mr Trump's vice president-elect, Mike Pence, recently confirmed that Mr Romney was a top pick for the job, highlighting a potential clash amid the transition team.

National Most global stock markets lower ahead of OPEC meeting
Author: 0 Most global stock markets lower ahead of OPEC meeting

Mining giant BHP Billiton fell 2.6 percent from a 15-month high reached on Friday and rival Rio Tinto slipped 1.2 percent despite Dalian iron ore futures rising about 2 percent today. Expectations that an Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries production deal was unraveling dominated Asian trade Monday, adding volatility to regional stocks and currencies.

Author: 0 14 killed as unrest breaks out in western Uganda

Uganda's Daily Monitor reported Monday morning that the guards were killed on Sunday during a fire fight between Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) and the royal guards after the UPDF, supported by police forces, launched a raid on the Rwenzururu palace.

National Philippine police detonate suspicious package near US embassy
Author: 0 Philippine police detonate suspicious package near US embassy

A Philippine National Police bomb disposal squad member leans as he points to remnants of a package after detonating it in the middle of the boulevard near the U.S. The object was feared to be bomb as Islamist militants in the country are known for using such bombs generally made of shells. The package - wrapped with electrical tape, with wires protruding from it and an old cellphone attached on top - was found inside a DPWH receptacle by a street cleaner.

National Mistrial in Killing of Black Man by Ex-Cincinnati Police Officer
Author: 0 Mistrial in Killing of Black Man by Ex-Cincinnati Police Officer

Cranley, Cincinnati's mayor, told a news conference he believes DuBose did not deserve to die. But he also expects the protesters to remain peaceful. Hamilton County Judge Megan Shanahan planned to reconvene the panel Saturday for its fourth day of consideration. Tensing, 26, contended he felt that Dubose's vehicle was dragging him and that he fired at him because he feared he would be run over.

Author: 0 Murder charge filed in shooting of Detroit college cop

Authorities said they have a "person of interest" in custody in the investigation into the shooting of the police officer. "We're still trying to put all those pieces together as to why this took place, why he shot Officer Rose, why Officer Rose actually stopped him".

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