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Uber driver raped 16-year-old girl, authorities say

Uber driver raped 16-year-old girl, authorities say The 58-year-old accused picked her up but instead of driving her to the assigned location, he raped her somewhere along South Norcross Tucker Road in unincorporated Norcross, Gwinnett. Once police investigated the drive analytics and cross referenced them with the victim's account, they were able to make an arrest. "Again, more corroboration to her story", Pihera said. [Full Article...]

Grand jury report: Penn State failed to properly monitor fraternities, hazing

Penn State officials were subsequently made aware of it in 2008, Miller said, but nothing was done except to shut it down for a year. Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller says this comes following the death of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity pledge Timothy Piazza. [Full Article...]

El Salvador court jails woman 30 years for having abortion

El Salvador court jails woman 30 years for having abortion Abortion is illegal in all cases in El Salvador and carries a maximum sentence of eight years. When she regained consciousness she had lost her almost full-term baby. This isn't the only harrowing story relating to El Salvador's abortion ban that's come out this year. Earlier this year, a 19-year-old rape survivor was sentenced to 30 years in prison after she suffered a stillbirth due to comp... [Full Article...]

Female House candidate ends campaign after sexual harassment accusations

Female House candidate ends campaign after sexual harassment accusations It's sad that "a vindictive, terminated employee's false allegations are enough for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) to decide not to support our promising campaign", Ramsey said in her Friday statement. "[Ramsey] repeatedly told me she heard great things from others about my performance", Funkhouser wrote. Ramsey also said that after the Equal Employment Opportunity Comm... [Full Article...]

DOJ: Early Media Release of FBI Agents' Texts 'Were Not Authorized'

DOJ: Early Media Release of FBI Agents' Texts 'Were Not Authorized' He was removed from Mueller's team of Russian Federation investigators in late July after the texts were discovered. DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz told House Judiciary Democrats in a letter on Friday that the department did not consult his office before releasing text messages that are now under OIG investigation to Congress and the press. [Full Article...]

US Travel response to Visa Waiver Program security enhancements

US Travel response to Visa Waiver Program security enhancements The Trump administration announced tighter screening and security measures Friday at airports in Britain, Japan and other countries whose citizens are allowed entry into the United States without obtaining visas before they travel. The last requirement, which targets "visa overstays", highlights an ongoing problem in the US immigration system. In 2016, more than 600,000 foreign travelers who... [Full Article...]

National Park Service to limit fee-free days in 2018

National Park Service to limit fee-free days in 2018 For starters? The National Park Service revealed in October that visitor fees at its most popular parks will more than double by May 2018 at the 118 parks and monuments (of 417 total parks) that charge for entry. Day; April 21, the first day of National Park Week; Sept. 22, for National Public Lands Day; and November 11 for Veterans Day. "Not everyone can book a helicopter or charter or a bo... [Full Article...]

Former 'Today' show staffer details her alleged affair with Matt Lauer

Former 'Today' show staffer details her alleged affair with Matt Lauer In a statement on November 30 , Lauer said that some of the allegations were untrue or mischaracterized , but said "there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed". Even though my situation with Matt was consensual, I ultimately felt like a victim because of the power dynamic. Fear crept into my life. "I'll see you later.' He had no interest in making sure I wa... [Full Article...]

Erdogan: Muslim nations to seek UN 'annulment' of Trump's Jerusalem move

Erdogan: Muslim nations to seek UN 'annulment' of Trump's Jerusalem move On Wednesday, while addressing a summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, Erdogan said that Israel was an occupying and a terrorist state. Moreover, he said that with Trump's move the United States had withdrawn itself from a traditional role as the mediator in the search for Mideast peace. [Full Article...]

Hungary hails European Union chief's refugee quota rejection

Hungary hails European Union chief's refugee quota rejection European Council President Donald Tusk has called for an open and frank discussion on migration, in his invitation letter to the EU leaders for a two-day summit in Brussels. The EU Commission wants to introduce a permanent mechanism that would oblige countries to take in quotas of refugees if a migrant surge hit one or more EU nations. [Full Article...]

Indian carol singers arrested after 'conversion' complaint

Indian carol singers arrested after 'conversion' complaint Police have detained six Christians on the charge of trying to "forcibly" convert a Hindu man at Bhoomkhar village in Satna district, shortly after suspected Bajrang Dal activists attacked a carol-singing session there on Thursday night and burnt a vehicle. [Full Article...]

Pochettino aiming to put one over on Pep's City slickers

Mauricio Pochettino will have no problem with Tottenham turning up the music if they pull off a shock win against unbeaten Manchester City on Saturday. The Premier League leaders are the first English top flight side to win 15 consecutive league games. "One of our players said recently: 'Wow". Pochettino did not make light of Tottenham's task at the Etihad but he radiated confidence. [Full Article...]

Tillerson: North Korea 'must earn its way back' to negotiations

Tillerson: North Korea 'must earn its way back' to negotiations Russian Federation is not helping", Trump told reporters. Speaking outside the White House, Trump said that Moscow was "very important" to denuclearizing the DPRK, though was being less helpful than Beijing. "We would like to have Russia's help", said Trump, who discussed North Korea by phone with President Vladimir Putin on Thursday. After North Korea's ambassador Ja Song Nam addressed the ... [Full Article...]

Trump judicial nominee struggles with basic legal knowledge during hearing

Trump judicial nominee struggles with basic legal knowledge during hearing Have any of you not tried a case for verdict in a court room?' He is being questioned - politely but insistently - by John Kennedy , a Republican Senator from Louisiana. That is not something I've had to contend with. Kennedy said he was familiar with Petersen's résumé, then asked again what a motion in limine was. [Full Article...]

Tillerson walks back comments on preconditions for North Korea talks

Tillerson walks back comments on preconditions for North Korea talks Differences between President Donald Trump and Tillerson over Washington's approach to North Korea first emerged in October, when Trump tweeted that his top diplomat's efforts to negotiate with China on the subject were "a waste of time". North Korea, which in the past has boycotted nearly all Security Council meetings where its nuclear program is discussed, is expected to speak during Friday's op... [Full Article...]

Snow may hit Jersey Shore Friday

Snow may hit Jersey Shore Friday The advisory lasts until 1 a.m. Saturday for Eastern Long Island and southeastern CT. "We are expecting snow that can cause slippery road conditions during this evening's rush", NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito said. [Full Article...]

Germany's SPD agrees to coalition talks, opening path out of deadlock

Germany's SPD agrees to coalition talks, opening path out of deadlock Cooperation or a grand coalition? Merkel, speaking at a congress of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU), sister party to her Christian Democrats (CDU), also underscored the importance of working closely with France to strengthen the European Union. [Full Article...]

Firefighter dies as California's Thomas Fire keeps burning

Firefighter dies as California's Thomas Fire keeps burning Cory Iverson is survived By his wife Ashley and a 2-year-old daughter, and was expecting another daughter as well. The Thomas Fire was 35 percent contained by Thursday night, covering 249,500 acres in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, Cal Fire officials said at a Thursday night news conference. [Full Article...]

Aarushi Talwar murder-case: Hemraj's wife challenges Talwars' acquittal in SC

Aarushi Talwar murder-case: Hemraj's wife challenges Talwars' acquittal in SC The Talwars have been lodged in Dasna jail since November 2013 in connection with the twin murders from where they walked free. The Allahabad high court acquitted the couple for want of evidence earlier this year, stating that they can not be held guilty on the basis of the evidence at hand. [Full Article...]

Police shoot man with knife at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport

Police shoot man with knife at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport Other pictures show an area outside the Starbucks coffe shop cordoned off by police, suggesting that is where the incident upfolded. The situation has been declared safe by police at Schipol Airport. Roos van der Ven says Schiphol Plaza, which houses stores, bars and restaurants, was evacuated, but not the parts of the airport behind the check-in area and security checks. [Full Article...]


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