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2018-12-06T20:02:40.496Z
Shutdown postponed by two weeks under plan approved by Congress The House passed a two-week stopgap spending bill that would delay the potential for a partial government shutdown until Dec. 22 as lawmakers and President Donald Trump negotiate over his demands to pay for a wall on the southern border. But it is up to the United States to firmly stand for who we are and what we believe Los Angeles County Department of Public Health offices also are closed Wednesday News of Patrick's plans was first reported by Politico The grades for major U.S. infrastructure would give any parent indigestion if they were on a child’s report card
2018-12-06T19:58:44.024Z
Titanic BOMBSHELL: SHOCK letter written by top officer PREDICTED tragedy DAYS before crash THE TITANIC’s final resting spot at the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean was chillingly predicted by the man second in charge of the ship, just days before the disaster. The British passenger liner famously sank on April 15, 1912, after striking a huge iceberg, sending more than 1,500 passengers and crew to their deaths Among the popular conspiracies are that the ship was sunk as part of an insurance scam and, although such stories may be far from the truth, there are some bizarre but confirmed tales to emerge from the tragedy He then joined Captain Smith to report their findings
2018-12-06T19:53:26.888Z
Floods, mudslides as storm wallops Southern California LOS ANGELES (AP) — The second round of a fall storm dumped snow and rain that jammed traffic on Southern California highways and loosened hillsides in wildfire burn areas on Thursday. At least one vehicle got stuck in a mudslide that shut down Pacific Coast Highway and surrounding roads in and around Malibu neighborhoods charred by last month's destructive fire. Nobody was hurt when a Southwest Airlines plane from Oakland skidded off a wet runway as it landed during downpours at Hollywood Burbank Airport north of Los Angeles. The plane came to a stop in a graded area designed to slow aircraft that overshoot the runway, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Closer to sea level, the system dumped rain that flooded highways and caused nightmare traffic conditions for commuters City officials reported no injuries and no major property damage The system was expected to linger for much of the day before dissipating early Friday
2018-12-06T19:43:28.485Z
I've been having secret sex with my mum's best friend and now I'm hooked DEAR DEIDRE: I HAD secret sex with my mum’s best friend on the sofa in our house. I’m 25 and I have known Mum’s friend for most of my life, but I never really gave her a second thought. To me she w… She came round to our house one day in a right state She left saying she was too embarrassed to see my mum that day You are both adults and have to think about this realistically Best wish her well and focus on building a social life with friends your own age
2018-12-06T19:29:45.951Z
Authorities identify the remains of 3 more killed in Camp fire The Butte County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of three more people who died in the Camp fire. Forecasters predict the second in a series of three storm systems this week could drop more than an inch of rain on the Camp fire burn area in Butte County; the Carr, Delta and Hirz fires burn areas in Shasta County; and the Mendocino Complex fire scar in Lake County
2018-12-06T19:29:38.584Z
Some California fire victims were already living on the edge CHICO, Calif. (AP) — The future is uncertain for many of those driven out by the deadly wildfire in Northern California, but it's uniquely challenging for those who were homeless or nearly so even before the flames swept through and took what little they had. Steve Wilson, who was homeless in Chico before the disaster a month ago, has seen the streets grow more crowded with others like him. He says hustling for handouts has gotten tougher because people are giving their money to fire victims instead. On the other hand, he says, homeless people are blending in with the fire victims and are less likely to get hassled by police for pitching tents and living on the streets. (AP) The future is uncertain for many of those driven out by the deadly wildfire in Northern California, but it’s uniquely challenging for those who were homeless or nearly so even before the flames swept through and took what little they had Steve Wilson, who was homeless in Chico before the disaster a month ago, has seen the streets grow more crowded with others like him
2018-12-06T19:09:15.911Z
Congress passes bill to keep government running through Dec. 21 Congress passed a two-week extension of government funding. Now the bill will go to the president to be signed There certainly could, the president told reporters in November, implying a veto threat over funding for his signature campaign issue And it will be about border security, of which the wall is a part Rebecca Kaplan and Bo Erickson contributed reporting
2018-12-06T19:06:34.037Z
Is Your Home At Risk From Wildfire? Check These Maps We don’t know exactly when and where wildfires will strike, but almost two decades of fire history show the areas at highest risk. The Camp fire, which tore through the city of Paradise in November, became the deadliest and most destructive in state history, claiming at least 85 lives and destroying almost 19,000 structures As California fire officials have said, it was always a question of when, not if a wildfire would hit the town of Paradise However, awareness and preparedness are prerequisites for living with fire
2018-12-06T18:57:08.276Z
Joe Biden warns Trump leadership is ‘giving license to prejudice’ Mr Biden is mulling a third run for the White House saying he believes he is the most qualified person to be president in America At least 17 people died after the derailment CNA/AFP/Getty 48/50 20 October 2018 US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Marine One after a Make America Great rally in Mesa, Arizona on October 19, 2018 The issues that we face as a country today are the issues that have been in my wheelhouse, that I've worked on my whole life
2018-12-06T18:56:41.300Z
Church causes controversy by locking up baby Jesus in a cage The three wise men placed behind a fence marked 'deportation' Instead, his speech was a promise to resist AP 41/50 27 October 2018 First responders surround the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, where a shooter opened fire, wounding three police officers and killing eleven AP 42/50 26 October 2018 Broward County Sheriff's office have released a photo of Cesar Sayoc, the suspect who was arrested in connection with the pipe bombs that have been sent to several high profile Democrats and critics of President Trump over the course of this week AP 43/50 25 October 2018 East Island in Hawaii has been swallowed by the sea following Hurricane Walaka US Fish and Wildlife Service 44/50 24 October 2018 Police officers stand outside the home of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after a functional explosive device was attemptedly delivered to the couple AP 45/50 23 October 2018 Turkey's President Erdogan today accused Saudi Arabia of plotting the 'savage' murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi AP 46/50 22 October 2018 Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison (C) delivers a national apology to child sex abuse victims in the House of Representatives in Parliament House in Canberra on October 22, 2018
2018-12-06T18:56:39.769Z
Father films daughter being forced to walk five miles to school to stop her bullying 'This is my small way of trying to stop [bullying] in my household,' the father says in the now-viral video Instead, his speech was a promise to resist AP 41/50 27 October 2018 First responders surround the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, where a shooter opened fire, wounding three police officers and killing eleven AP 42/50 26 October 2018 Broward County Sheriff's office have released a photo of Cesar Sayoc, the suspect who was arrested in connection with the pipe bombs that have been sent to several high profile Democrats and critics of President Trump over the course of this week AP 43/50 25 October 2018 East Island in Hawaii has been swallowed by the sea following Hurricane Walaka US Fish and Wildlife Service 44/50 24 October 2018 Police officers stand outside the home of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after a functional explosive device was attemptedly delivered to the couple AP 45/50 23 October 2018 Turkey's President Erdogan today accused Saudi Arabia of plotting the 'savage' murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi AP 46/50 22 October 2018 Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison (C) delivers a national apology to child sex abuse victims in the House of Representatives in Parliament House in Canberra on October 22, 2018
2018-12-06T18:56:37.414Z
Don't Buy A Home In Wildfire Country Without Looking At These Maps We don’t know exactly when and where wildfires will strike, but almost two decades of fire history show the areas at highest risk. It’s been a record year for wildfires in California Across the entire state, more than 1.6 million acres have burned As this map shows, it was a prime example of development in the WUI, growing from just over 8,000 people in 1960 to more than 26,500 when disaster struck
2018-12-06T18:42:31.934Z
Mudslide closes part of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu Southern California has been dealing with heavy rains, creating dangerous conditions in areas hit by wildfires According to CBS Los Angeles, Thursday marks the second day in a row that Southern California was drenched with rain 66 Photos Wildfires tear through Northern, Southern California Dozens have died and thousands of homes destroyed as flames burn through communities in Butte, Ventura and Los Angeles Counties
2018-12-06T18:36:08.063Z
Everyone freaking out about an inverted yield curve is forgetting some things | Markets Insider A more widely monitored spread, the difference between the 2- and 10-year Treasury yields, has not yet inverted, but fell this week to 12 basis points, the lowest level in 11 years Now read: As the market hurtles toward disaster in 2019, one expert reveals the 'deus ex machina' that could save the day and breaks down how it could happen The bond market just flashed a major 'red flag' and it could be signaling a US recession One part of the U.S. yield curve just inverted; what does that mean
2018-12-06T18:34:03.510Z
Devastated dad forced to choose between saving wife or baby daughter A FATHER was forced to make a heartbreaking choice between saving his wife or unborn baby after she was rushed to hospital for an emergency C-section. Frederick and Keyvonne Connie were overjoyed w… Facebook 5 Heavily pregnant Keyvonne Connie posing with her bump But what should have been one of the happiest days of their lives ended in disaster After his heartbreaking decision, grieving Frederick said: They tried [to save her] and her heart couldn’t take it She died before they could even get her to the surgery The page has raised more than $16,000 of its $25,000 target
2018-12-06T18:27:58.356Z
Rosie O’Donnell wants ‘madman’ Trump to ‘rot in jail’ over alleged comments on US national debt Actress and former co-host of The View Rosie O’Donnell has lashed out (again) at US President Donald Trump, calling him a “madman” who deserves to “rot in jail” over his alleged indifference to the country’s growing national debt. In fact, that two have been in a long-running feud and have exchanged vitriolic insults over the airways and on Twitter multiple times The actress was so disturbed by Trump’s victory in 2016 that she admitted she got physically sick on election night
2018-12-06T18:27:43.771Z
UN humanitarian chief: It's not too late to save Yemen from apocalypse Rebuilding the war-shattered economy and creating jobs and livelihoods in Yemen is the work of decades, but it's time to begin, writes Mark Lowcock, United Nations undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator. Read More MUST WATCH Houthi FM: Only the US can end war in Yemen 18:06 Famines are rare in the modern world But it amounts to sustaining the life of a starving person for about 50 cents a day None of this is going to get better until it stops getting worse
2018-12-06T18:15:05.152Z
Commentary: Can Macron survive France's 'yellow vest' revolution? Nicole Barthelemy, the quiet, gracious owner of one of Paris’s premier cheese sh... Nicole Barthelemy, the quiet, gracious owner of one of Paris’s premier cheese shops on the Rue de Grenelle, told me this week, with real panic in her eyes, I have never in 47 years been so afraid as I am today As someone who has observed how French presidents back to Charles de Gaulle dealt with the protests that erupted from even the narrowest change in direction, I feel Macron had little real understanding of the nation he was seeking to transform
2018-12-06T18:12:58.797Z
Father John Misty rallies musician friends for wildfire benefit concert Father John Misty has enlisted Haim, Lucius, Mac DeMarco, Rivers Cuomo and other indie-rock luminaries to raise money for wildfire victims with a benefit concert this month. Misty, the stage name of Josh Tillman, is teaming up with Los Angeles-based concert promoter Goldenvoice and has scrolled through his contacts for a coterie of special guests, including Haim, Mac DeMarco, Lucius, Tim Heidecker, Rostam, Jonathan Wilson, Rivers Cuomo and Weyes Blood, among others As a precaution, the network elected to evacuate the building The HFPA also said a major announcement regarding the Golden Globes schedule would be made prior to this year’s nominees
2018-12-06T18:07:46.361Z
Pamela Anderson's political activism is no flash in the pan The former Baywatch star has published a detailed defence of France’s gilets jaunes movement – we should not be surprised by her leftist analysis But in fact Anderson has often taken on global events far from the normal purview of a workaday television actor My mother taught me don’t go to a hotel with a stranger and if someone answers the door in a bathrobe and it’s supposed to be a business meeting maybe I should go with someone else It was never my intention to get any credit for any of it, and people are just noticing
2018-12-06T17:59:41.655Z
Amal Clooney slams Donald Trump at UN dinner The Lebanese-British lawyer has represented several journalists imprisoned in Myanmar. At least 17 people died after the derailment CNA/AFP/Getty 48/50 20 October 2018 US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Marine One after a Make America Great rally in Mesa, Arizona on October 19, 2018 Dr Ford said Mr Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her when they were in high school, an accusation
2018-12-06T17:58:04.456Z
Powerhouse storm to roar across southern US, bringing snow, ice, rain, floods and possibly tornadoes A powerful storm will crawl across the southern tier of the U.S. over the next several days, delivering snow, ice, rain, floods and even a few tornadoes. A driver in Kalamazoo, Michigan captured the moment his windshield was smashed by snow as a snowplow driver cleared an overpass The heaviest rain and flood threat Friday is across southern Texas, where up to 10 inches of rain could swamp the flood-prone Houston area
2018-12-06T17:49:59.648Z
Miley Cyrus sizzles in mini skirt and sexy thigh-high boots in London The Wrecking Ball hitmaker, 26, was bound to turn heads as she emerged from her hotel room in a mini leather skirt and thigh-high boots. Glam: Miley put an opulent spin on her style with a sporty Chanel barrel bag, while her blonde tresses were worn poker straight around her famous face High spirits: Miley was typically animated as she poked her tongue out while standing on a London street Sources said: 'The storage unit caper most likely went down sometime in October.'  MailOnline have contacted Miley Cyrus' rep for comment
2018-12-06T17:40:58.897Z
arthquake WARNING: Ground SPLITTING earthquake predicted on December 10 AN earthquake which could cause TOTAL destruction is forecasted for the next few days, according to one self-proclaimed tremor analyst. Estimates based on the planetary data indicate that the 9th-10th of December are the most likely days for a great earthquake Sometimes before a large earthquake you'll have a foreshock or two, but we don't know they're foreshocks until the big one happens
2018-12-06T17:34:43.399Z
Fears Chernobyl virus 'SPREADING' across Europe after 'infected' wolves cross borders WOLVES infected with a deadly virus from Chernobyl have started crossing country borders, raising widespread contamination fears. VIRUS SPREAD: Scientists fear wolves carrying a virus from Chernobyl are spreading to Europe (Pic: Getty/ YouTube/ Catherine Barnett) And the latest research suggests some of the wolves, which may be affected by radiation, have crossed the country’s borders to Russia and Belarus
2018-12-06T17:23:28.170Z
BBC Weather forecast: Storm Deirdre set to batter UK with SNOW and 80mph gales TOMORROW BRITAIN is bracing for some disruptive weather as Storm Deirdre barrels in from the Atlantic on Friday bringing gales of up to 80mph and snow, BBC Weather has warned. BBC Weather forecast: Storm Deirdre to hit UK with snow and 80mph gales (Image: BBC) It will be turning chilly, by the end of the afternoon temperatures of 8C to 10C Ben Rich And with that, the winds will strengthen around this area of low pressure
2018-12-06T17:19:47.418Z
New winter storm could snarl flights; Southwest begins waiving rebooking fees Developing winter storm threatened to make a mess for air travelers as it moved across the USA into the weekend, bringing snow, rain and ice to millions. The weekend forecast is still coming into focus, but – so far – it appeared that most major hubs were expected to see only rain This map from the National Weather Service on Dec. 6, 2018, shows a wide range of weather warnings popping up ahead of a developing winter storm
2018-12-06T17:13:47.952Z
Climate change SOLVED? Harvard plans to mimic volcano ERUPTION and BLOCK OUT SUN SCIENTISTS want to block out the sun by mimicking the conditions of a volcanic eruption in an attempt to solve global warming. Harvard plans to mimic volcano ERUPTION and BLOCK OUT SUN (Image: GETTY) SCoPEx explained on its website: SCoPEx will address questions about how particles interact with one another, with the background stratospheric air, and with solar and infrared radiation
2018-12-06T17:07:00.593Z
Brazil's new far-right president risks turning environmental champions into ‘climate rogues’, experts warn Rising levels of deforestation and climate-sceptic government among major concerns at international summit Brazil’s heritage as one of the world’s countries leading the fight against global climate change is being rapidly eroded ahead of right-wing populist Jair Bolsonaro’s inauguration as president on 1 January, 2019 The organisation said: Deforestation has already increased by 32 per cent between August and November
2018-12-06T17:00:20.483Z
UK weather: 'Storm Deirdre' to SMASH Britain with 80mph GALES and flooding STORM Deirdre is threatening to batter Britain this weekend with life-threatening gale-force winds and heavy snowfall. The blast will sweep in from Scandinavia and bring freezing temperatures and snowfall as it reaches the British Isles The Met Office has also issued a yellow warning for rain between 1am and 9am Friday morning The storm also led to thousands of homes without power, overturned lorries and five hundred cruise passengers stranded in Greenock
2018-12-06T16:44:06.092Z
Lottery BOYCOTT: Thousands threaten to quit EuroMillions after HUGE changes announced THE NATIONAL lottery has been served a blow after announcing massive changes – by thousands of Daily Star Online readers. The results have proved to be a landslide, with an overwhelming majority of the 2,000 voters saying they would no longer take part The changes follow a strategic review from the company as the number of players continues to decrease The previous prize was a guaranteed £1m payout a week
2018-12-06T16:33:26.115Z
Trump appointee told official told not to condemn white nationalists after Charlottesville riots, emails show Trump blamed 'both sides' for violence at rally organised by far-right groups, which saw white supremacist kill counter-protestor with a car The flare-up came after a deadly Israeli special forces operation in the Gaza Strip, at the weekend, that left Hamas vowing revenge AFP/Getty 24/50 12 November 2018 Floral tributes outside Melbourne's Pellegrini's Cafe for Sisto Malaspina, after he was stabbed to death last Friday in an attack police have called an act of terrorism, in Australia Reuters 25/50 11 November 2018 Heads of states and world leaders attend ceremonies at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
2018-12-06T16:23:12.523Z
Mum tries to make candles for her family for Christmas - but they end up looking like 'veiny willies' FOR those keen to keep their Christmas spending to a minimum, home-made gifts can be a lovely idea. They’re personal, meaningful and show you’ve made an effort – but as one poor w… FOR those keen to keep their Christmas spending to a minimum, home-made gifts can be a lovely idea Or should I just give as is and pretend they're meant to be erotic candles Mumsnet 6 The snap caused quite a stir on the site Mumsnet 6 The candles were compared to spring rolls The poster shared a snap of her handiwork, which caused quite a stir among other Mumsnet users
2018-12-06T16:13:55.614Z