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Source: ABC News

'Blindingly obvious' that Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi murder: Source

Today 00:36 GMT

A State Department official who has seen a version of the CIA's assessment on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi told ABC News it's "blindingly obvious" that the crown prince, known as MBS, ordered Khashoggi's death. "The idea that it goes all the way to the top is blindingly obvious," said the State Department official, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

“Given what we know of how the Saudi government operates and the crown prince's central role in that, it's very difficult for me to conceive of a murder of a prominent journalist and a critic being carried out without the crown prince's knowledge,” the California Democrat said.

Source: ABC News

Military could shift more troops to California as migrants gather in Tijuana

Today 00:35 GMT

The Army might shift some of its troops along the border to California where caravans of migrants seeking asylum have gathered in Tijuana, Mexico across the border from San Diego, but clarified that no timelines have been determined for the possibility that some troops could leave the border ahead of the mission's scheduled end on Dec. 15.

Active-duty troops are prohibited by federal law from performing law enforcement activities unless specifically ordered by Congress or the president.

Source: Fox News

Trump unsure whether Saudi Crown prince knew of Khashoggi murder: ‘Maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!’

Today 00:36 GMT

President Trump on Tuesday said he was unsure whether Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman knew about the murder of writer Jamal Khashoggi.

“King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman vigorously deny any knowledge of the planning or execution of the murder of Mr. Khashoggi. Our intelligence agencies continue to assess all information, but it could very well be that the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic event – maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!”

Source: Global News

Liberals buying fighter jets, but don’t have enough pilots to fly them: auditor general

Today 00:35 GMT

Auditor general Michael Ferguson fired a bullet at the Trudeau government’s plan to buy second-hand Australian fighter jets on Tuesday, revealing the air force doesn’t have enough people to fly the planes it already has.

“The (Defence) Department stated that it needed more qualified technicians and pilots, not more fighter aircraft,” the report reads:. Ferguson, whose previous report on fighter jets in 2012 helped blow up the Harper government’s plan to buy a fleet of F-35 jets without a competition, backed up his most recent assessment with some stark numbers.

Source: The Guradian

Judge orders Trump administration to release Iraqis jailed by Ice

Today 00:36 GMT

A US judge has ordered the Trump administration to release more than 100 Iraqis it has detained for more than six months while seeking to deport them, saying the government acted “ignobly” and made “demonstrably false” statements in the case.

Judge Mark Goldsmith of the eastern district of Michigan sharply criticized the government for dragging its feet in following court orders and making untrue statements about Iraqi willingness to repatriate its citizens deported from the United States.

Source: BBC

Backlash over May's 'queue jumping' comment

Today 00:35 GMT

The spokesman said an immigration white paper setting out the proposed new system was due to be published "shortly".

"EU citizens already contributing to the UK didn't get here by jumping the queue, they got here by being the best person for that job," said Mr Galsworthy. Any hurdles faced by workers from outside the EU, such as visa and financial stipulations, had been placed there by the UK government, he added.

Source: Fox News

Laura Ingraham: Is Trump trying a new approach to governance since the midterms? Should he?

Today 00:35 GMT

Understanding now that he has the Democratically-controlled house and he has to contend with that, might President Trump be trying a new approach to governance?

Over the weekend, President Trump visited fire-ravaged California accompanied by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown and Governor-elect Gavin Newsom. The president was clearly moved by the extent of the devastation.

Source: The Guradian

Chicago hospital shooting: police officer among three killed

Today 00:35 GMT

The gunman had opened fire outside Mercy hospital on the city’s South Side, killing an emergency room doctor with whom he was having a domestic relationship, then ran into the hospital and fatally shot a pharmacy resident and a police officer.

Chicago “lost a doctor, pharmaceutical assistant and a police officer, all going about their day, all doing what they loved,” the mayor, Rahm Emanuel, said.

Source: BBC

Spain threatens to vote against Brexit deal

Today 00:35 GMT

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has said Spain will reject the draft Brexit withdrawal deal without a clarification of the text on future talks on the status of Gibraltar.

Spain closed its border with Gibraltar after the 1967 vote and did not fully reopen it until 1985, the year before Spain joined the European Economic Community - the forerunner of the EU.

Source: Global News

Trump faces pressure by Republicans, U.S. allies for more action on Khashoggi killing

Today 00:35 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump faces increasing pressure to take tougher measures against Saudi Arabia over the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi.

Saudi Arabia an ally despite ‘vicious’ Jamal Khashoggi murder, Trump says. But there are increasing calls for more action amid a growing consensus that the crown prince, who controls virtually all major levers of power in Saudi Arabia, must have known about the operation.

Source: Common Domain

U.S. Stocks Fall as Tech Selloff Spreads

Today 00:35 GMT

U.S. stocks tumbled Tuesday, putting major U.S. indexes at risk of closing below their October lows and wiping out yearly gains.

Earnings are growing at a solid clip, manufacturing production grew at a solid pace for the fifth consecutive month in October, and the U.S. economy’s growth, while slowing, is still powering ahead at a faster pace than it notched for much of the long-running U.S. expansion since the financial crisis.

Source: Fox News

Trump condemns 'disgraceful' 9th Circuit, dubbing it rubber-stamp for his foes

Today 00:36 GMT

In lengthy and fiery comments to reporters outside the White House on Tuesday, President Trump excoriated the liberal-leaning Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as a "disgrace" hours after an Obama-appointed federal judge there issued a nationwide injunction against his newly announced emergency restrictions on asylum claims. The president vowed immediate action and said he was "going to put in a major complaint" about the appellate court, based in San Francisco, without elaborating.

Source: BBC

Don't get stuck with May, Rees-Mogg warns

Today 00:36 GMT

Jacob Rees-Mogg has warned fellow Tory MPs that if they don't ditch Theresa May now she will lead them into the next election, scheduled for 2022.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who had put forward the amendment himself, was among the absentees, having been given permission by his party's whips not to vote.

Source: Fox News

Pelosi embraces famous NFL maxim: 'Just win, baby'

Today 00:36 GMT

Pelosi's return to the Speakership in 2019 is steeped in a mantra made famous across the Bay by Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis, who famously told his teams: "Just win, baby."

It was Pelosi who knew that adding a key amendment to Obamacare would garner precisely the right amount of support to lug it to passage by a mere five votes. As a little girl, she maintained a "favor file" for her father when he was Mayor of Baltimore.

Source: Global News

Why a New Brunswick judge dismissed the jury and declared a mistrial in the Dennis Oland murder case

Today 00:36 GMT

At the heart of the legal mess that led to a mistrial in the Dennis Oland murder case is the unseemly notion of “jury shopping.”

READ MORE: Judge declares mistrial in Dennis Oland murder trial, defence says Saint John police to blame. Some of that information was then passed along to the Crown during the jury selection process. “That would leave an impression of potential bias that would taint the jury process itself and, potentially, the verdict that they might ultimately reach,” said Wayne MacKay a law professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

Source: Global News

Ice cream, fruit and 3D printer launched to International Space Station

Saturday 20:55 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Le’Veon Bell and the Diminishing Value of Running Backs in the NFL

Saturday 02:26 GMT
Source: Fox News

Selfie saves Texas man from serving up to 99 years in prison

Friday 18:13 GMT
Source: The Guradian

A letter to… Gramps

Saturday 07:00 GMT
Source: The Guradian

‘Philosophically speaking, we can never fully trust our memory’

Sunday 12:40 GMT
Source: Common Domain

ABC Entertainment President to Step Down

Saturday 02:26 GMT
Source: The Guradian

The weight is over: kilogram redefined at 'emotional' conference

Friday 18:13 GMT
Source: Fox News

Drug companies snub Trump by hiking prices

Today 00:35 GMT
Source: Fox News

House Dems to probe Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and use of personal email accounts

Today 00:36 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Kaleo increased the price of its rescue medication to exploit U.S. opioid crisis, new report finds

Tuesday 14:31 GMT
Source: Fox News

Ivanka Trump’s lawyer slams ‘misinformation being peddled’ after report that she used private email for government business

Today 00:35 GMT
Source: DW

China's road from copycat to innovator

Tuesday 11:45 GMT
Source: Global News

Canada Post asks union for ‘cooling off’ period that would pause strike during holidays

Tuesday 17:15 GMT
Source: Common Domain

U.K. Home Sellers Respond to Brexit Fears, Drop Asking Prices

Tuesday 20:55 GMT

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