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Ukraine to send warships back to Azov despite Russian capture

Wednesday  22:55,   19 december 2018
reuters

Ukraine will send warships back to its Azov Sea ports again, a security official said on Wednesday, despite Russia's seizure of three navy vessels and their crew in the area last month. Ukraine and Russia have been at loggerheads since Moscow's 2014 >>>

Girl, 8, killed by train after mother forces her to cross under freight car to catch bus, cops say

Wednesday  22:40,   19 december 2018
nydailynews

The California mother of an 8-year-old girl who was killed by a train was charged with child neglect after ordering her daughter to take a perilous shortcut in order to catch a... >>>

Der Spiegel admits star reporter falsified stories 'on a grand scale'

Wednesday  22:40,   19 december 2018
dw

Claas Relotius, the winner of the German Reporter Award 2018, admitted to cheating and resigned. Der Spiegel said the incident marked a "low point in the 70-year history" of the magazine. Other media may be affected Other media may also be affected, >>>

Corbyn denies calling PM 'stupid woman' in PMQs clash

Wednesday  22:40,   19 december 2018
news.sky

Jeremy Corbyn has denied branding Theresa May a "stupid woman" as the Labour leader faced furious demands to apologise for a muttered comment. Anger erupted at the end of the last session of Prime Minister's Questions of 2018, as a series of Tory... >>>

Chiefs brought Michael Vick in to consult with Patrick Mahomes in 2017

Wednesday  22:35,   19 december 2018
touchdownwire.usatoday

Before Patrick Mahomes' rookie season began, head coach Andy Reid brought in a former quarterback to help the wunderkind with his... >>>

Jeff Flake strikes out: Senate blocks his third push to protect Robert Mueller

Wednesday  22:35,   19 december 2018
washingtonexaminer

The Senate on Wednesday rejected Sen. Jeff Flake for the third time as he tried to pass a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Trump. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) >>>

Wall funding to be State of the Union demand, direct challenge to Pelosi

Wednesday  22:35,   19 december 2018
washingtonexaminer

Anxious over the image of shutting down the government four days before Christmas, the White House and congressional Republicans shifted the budget fight over border wall funding to February to make it the focus of President Trump’s State of the... >>>

ISIS has executed 700 Syrian prisoners in the past two months, says human rights group

Wednesday  22:35,   19 december 2018
dailymail.co.uk

ISIS continues to carry out executions on a barbaric scale in their final throes (pictured in Raqqa at the height of their powers). The 700 killed are among 1,350 civilians and fighters ISIS holds captive in their diminishing territory east of the... >>>

A black man tried to cash a paycheck. The bank called 911.

Wednesday  22:35,   19 december 2018
vox

Paul McCowns’s story of “banking while black” is the latest instance of 911 being called on people of color for no reason. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

SF Mayor Breed seeks brother’s release from prison

Wednesday  22:20,   19 december 2018
sfgate

San Francisco Mayor London Breed has asked Gov. Jerry Brown to release her brother from prison, where he has served nearly two decades of a 44-year sentence for a manslaughter conviction in the death of a San Francisco woman, according to the... >>>

Georgia WWII veteran receives hundreds of birthday cards

Wednesday  22:20,   19 december 2018
13wmaz

On Tuesday, World War II veteran John Knowles spent his afternoon as he's spent many afternoons since late November, reading birthday cards from across the... >>>

Republicans slam Trump over plan to withdraw troops from Syria

Wednesday  22:11,   19 december 2018
nbcnews

GOP lawmakers say vacuum will empower Russia, Iran and insurgent... >>>

Charges officially dropped against man accused in detective's '93 slaying

Wednesday  22:10,   19 december 2018
wcvb

Charges were officially dropped against a man who was once accused of killing a Boston Police... >>>

Kilos of drugs, secret recordings and a familiar phone number: Chicago twin testifies in historic 'El Chapo' trial

Wednesday  22:10,   19 december 2018
chicagotribune

As a lieutenant in alleged cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's empire, it occasionally fell to Pedro Flores to handle seemingly mundane tasks, such as setting up new cellphones for other cartel members. When he would do so, Flores testified in... >>>

Where Is Scientology Leader David Miscavige’s Wife?

Wednesday  22:10,   19 december 2018
thedailybeast

Where is Shelly Miscavige? It’s the question that’s haunted Leah Remini for over a decade. And in the latest episode of her A&E series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, the ex-Scientologist turned whistleblower, a former friend and pen pal >>>