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House votes to renew FISA surveillance program, following mixed messages from Trump

House votes to renew FISA surveillance program, following mixed messages from Trump | 11 Jan 2018 | The House voted Thursday to renew a controversial surveillance program, following mixed messages from President Trump shortly before the vote about his support. The renewal of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which lets agencies collect information on foreign targets abroad, was approved on a 256-164 vote. The bill now heads to the Senate. Trump briefly took aim Thursday morning at the surveillance program despite his administration's official support for renewing it, suggesting the program was used to "badly surveil and abuse" his campaign based on the "phony" Trump dossier.

House headed for cliffhanger vote on NSA surveillance

House headed for cliffhanger vote on NSA surveillance | 10 Jan 2018 | The House is set to vote on Thursday on a controversial renewal of the National Security Agency's (NSA) warrantless surveillance program -- a vote that could give privacy advocates an unexpected victory. If the legislation passes in its current form, the Senate is expected to quickly take it up before the law authorizing the program expires on Jan. 19. But the House is also expected to vote on a bipartisan amendment imposing a series of restrictions on the program designed to protect Americans who are swept up in government spying on foreigners overseas.

San Jose police say man killed by officers at power plant was armed with sword, axe, throwing knives

San Jose police say man killed by officers at power plant was armed with sword, axe, throwing knives | 10 Jan 2018 | An investigation is underway after a deadly police shooting occurred at a power plant in the South Bay. During a press conference, San Jose Police Chief Eddy Garcia said a suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting at the Metcalf Energy Center was armed with a large sword, six throwing knives, a 6-foot pole, an axe and yelled "shoot me, kill me." Garcia said the suspect ignored the officers commands to drop his weapons at least 23 times. "The suspect turned around and advanced at the officers, still armed with the pole and the axe," he said.

San Jose Police Fatally Shoot Intruder Armed With Ax at PG&E Substation

San Jose Police Fatally Shoot Intruder Armed With Ax at PG&E Substation | 09 Jan 2018 | A person allegedly armed with an ax was fatally shot by San Jose police outside the Metcalf Energy Center on Tuesday evening, according to authorities...Shortly before 6 p.m., a San Jose Police Department spokesperson confirmed that units were at the South San Jose power plant at 1 Blanchard Road and that a person had been shot by a San Jose police officer. Calpine describes this person as an ax-wielding man and an intruder. In audio from the dispatch call, a police officer can be heard saying, "There is a large sword on the front seat. I can see that." Moments later, a police officer says to the dispatcher, "There's an ax in his hand and he's refusing to drop it."

Judge rules against Trump administration on rescinding DACA

Judge rules against Trump administration on rescinding DACA | 09 Jan 2018 | A federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday barred the Trump administration from turning back the Obama-era DACA program, which shielded more than 700,000 people from deportation, Reuters reported, citing the judge's ruling. Trump last year ended the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. He gave Congress until March to find a fix.

North Korea agrees to send athletes to South Korea Olympics

North Korea agrees to send athletes to South Korea Olympics | 09 Jan 2018 | North Korea will send a delegation of officials and athletes to next month's Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, it was announced Tuesday after the first high-level talks between the countries in more than two years. The two nations also agreed to hold military talks aimed at reducing animosity along their tense border and to "actively cooperate" in the Games, which open on Feb. 9 in PyeongChang some 50 miles from the boundary. The sensitive discussions, held in Panmunjom, in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), were closed to outside observers.

Tsunami advisory in effect for Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands after magnitude 7.8 earthquake

Magnitude 7.6 quake strikes off Central America - USGS | 09 Jan 2018 | An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck near remote Caribbean Islands belonging to Honduras on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The quake rattled windows in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa roughly 323 miles (519 km) to the east, but no damage was immediately reported...The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a tsunami advisory was in effect for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands after the earthquake and warned of possible waves up to 1 meter (3 feet) above tide level.

Trump's attorney Michael Cohen is suing BuzzFeed for publishing the infamous Russian dossier; Fusion GPS also sued

Trump's attorney Michael Cohen is suing BuzzFeed for publishing the infamous Russian dossier; Fusion GPS also sued | 09 Jan 2018 | President Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen is suing BuzzFeed for publishing the infamous Russia dossier last year. The dossier, which alleged collusion between Trump staff including Cohen and Russian agents, was compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele. The ex-MI6 agent produced the file for Fusion GPS, a strategic intelligence firm which has links to the Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee...According to Bloomberg, Cohen is also suing Fusion GPS and their founder and former Wall Street Journal reporter [sic] Glenn Simpson.

Snow in the Sahara Creates White-Capped Dunes of Eerie Beauty

Snow in the Sahara Creates White-Capped Dunes of Eerie Beauty | 09 Jan 2018 | The orange dunes frosted with snow look at first as though they could be images from a frozen moon circling some distant planet. In fact, the rolling hills with the alien-looking white peaks were formed by a more earthly -- if unusual -- phenomenon: snow in the Sahara. According to news reports in Algeria, about 15 inches of snow fell on Sunday in the region of Aïn Séfra, in the northwest of the country.

Southern California mudslides, flooding leave at least 13 dead in Montecito, highways closed

Southern California mudslides, flooding leave at least 13 dead in Montecito, highways closed | 09 Jan 2018 | At least 13 people were killed Tuesday after a powerful winter storm drenching Southern California sent mud, rocks and debris plummeting down wildfire-scarred hillsides and into several neighborhoods, some of which house lavish celebrity homes. Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown confirmed the deaths at a news conference Tuesday, in which he said the affected areas of the state "looked like a World War I battlefield." More people are believed to be dead, and at least 25 people were injured and others unaccounted for.

James Damore sues Google, claims tech giant discriminates against white conservative men

James Damore sues Google, claims tech giant discriminates against white conservative men | 09 Jan 2018 | James Damore, the onetime Google employee who was fired after he wrote a memo criticizing the firm for pushing diversity, has filed a class action lawsuit against the tech giant. The suit was filed Monday in Santa Clara Superior Court. Damore is joined in the lawsuit by another former Google engineer, David Gudeman. "Damore, Gudeman, and other class members were ostracized, belittled, and punished for their heterodox political views, and for the added sin of their birth circumstances of being Caucasians and/or males," the lawsuit alleged.

Judge: Sailors' Fukushima Radiation Case Doesn't Belong in US

Judge: Sailors' Fukushima Radiation Case Doesn't Belong in US | 05 Jan 2018 | A federal judge on Friday dismissed without prejudice the latest class action filed by hundreds of U.S. sailors exposed to radiation in the Fukushima, Japan, nuclear disaster, finding a San Diego courtroom isn't the right place for the case. U.S. District Judge Janis Sammartino issued a 15-page order dismissing the class action against Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TepCo) and General Electric, finding the service members who were stationed aboard the USS Ronald Reagan in San Diego have failed to establish how the Japanese utility's acts were directed at California. The judge's order dismisses the most recent class action filed in San Diego Federal Court last August. It follows another class action filed by an initial group of sailors in 2012, a year after they were sent to render aid after the March 11, 2011, tsunami and earthquake which caused the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to meltdown and release radiation. That case has survived dismissal and an appeal to the Ninth Circuit.

Trump Appears to Endorse Path to Citizenship for Millions of Immigrants

Trump Appears to Endorse Path to Citizenship for Millions of Immigrants | 09 Jan 2018 | President Trump on Tuesday appeared to endorse a sweeping immigration deal that would eventually grant millions of undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship, saying he would be willing to "take the heat" politically for an approach that many of his hard-line supporters have long viewed as unacceptable. The president made the remarks during an extended meeting with congressional Republicans and Democrats who are weighing a shorter-term agreement that would extend legal status for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. Mr. Trump has said such a deal must be accompanied by new money for a border wall and measures to limit immigrants from bringing family members into the country in the future, conditions he repeated during the meeting on Tuesday.

Feinstein releases transcript of interview with Fusion GPS co-founder

Feinstein releases transcript of interview with Fusion GPS co-founder | 09 Jan 2018 | Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, whose firm commissioned a controversial dossier alleging secret ties between President Donald Trump and the Kremlin, told congressional investigators in August that the FBI found the dossier credible because an unnamed "human source" associated with Trump had offered the bureau corroborating information. In a 312-page transcript of Simpson's August 2017 interview with the Senate Judiciary Committee, Simpson's attorney also said it was dangerous to discuss the dossier's sources because its public release last year had already led to murder. "Somebody's already been killed as a result of the publication of this dossier and no harm should come to anybody related to this honest work," said the lawyer, Joshua Levy.

Bannon steps down from Breitbart News

Bannon steps down from Breitbart News | 09 Jan 2018 | Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News, the company announced Tuesday. The move comes after President Donald Trump gave a public rebuke of his former White House strategist in response to critical comments Bannon reportedly made about members of the Trump family and campaign.

North and South Korea agree to hold talks on easing military tensions

North and South Korea agree to hold talks on easing military tensions | 09 Jan 2018 | North Korea has agreed to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea and to hold talks with Seoul to ease military tensions, in the most significant thaw in relations between the neighboring states in years. Officials from the two nations met face to face on Tuesday for the first time in more than two years in the border town of Panmunjom, known as "truce village," in the Korean peninsula's heavily fortified demilitarized zone. North Korea will send a high-level delegation comprising athletes, a cheering squad, an art troupe, a visitors' group, a Taekwondo demonstration team and a press corps, a closing joint statement said.

Plot to Kill Trump Foiled: Utah Man Charged With Threatening Mass Shooting Against President, Police and Moviegoers

Plot to Kill Trump Foiled: Utah Man Charged With Threatening Mass Shooting Against President, Police and Moviegoers | 04 Jan 2018 | A Utah man was charged Wednesday for threatening the lives of President Donald Trump, local police officers and civilians in a mass shooting plot during the commander in chief's visit to the state last month. Travis Luke Dominguez faces an 11-count indictment that included two charges of threatening Trump and others. Each of the counts carries a possible prison term of 10 years in federal prison, according to the indictment obtained by Politico.

DOJ deal gives Nunes access to 'all' documents, witnesses sought in Russia probe, letter says

DOJ deal gives Nunes access to 'all' documents, witnesses sought in Russia probe, letter says | 05 Jan 2018 | House investigators will get access this week to "all remaining investigative documents" -- in unredacted form -- that they had sought as part of their Russia inquiry, under a deal between Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., according to a letter obtained by Fox News. The letter, from Nunes to Rosenstein, summarizes an "agreement" reached on a phone call Wednesday evening and also says key FBI and Justice Department witnesses in the probe will be provided for interviews later this month. The agreement comes after the DOJ and FBI faced a Wednesday deadline to comply, under the threat of new subpoenas and even contempt citations.

Trump lawyers anticipate Mueller interview request

Trump lawyers anticipate Mueller interview request | 08 Jan 2018 | Lawyers for President Donald Trump are anticipating a request for the President to talk to special counsel Robert Mueller and are discussing how to define the parameters of any interview, according to sources with knowledge of the matter. The President's legal team has been preparing for the expected request for months. Trump's lawyers have said they are hoping for the investigation to wrap up quickly. However, the sources insisted there have been no substantive talks or active negotiations yet about a potential interview with the President.

Charges against rancher Cliven Bundy, three others are dismissed

Charges against rancher Cliven Bundy, three others are dismissed | 08 Jan 2018 | A federal judge dismissed all charges against rancher Cliven Bundy, his two sons and another man on Monday. U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro cited "flagrant prosecutorial misconduct" in her decision to dismiss all charges against the Nevada rancher and three others. Navarro on Dec. 20 declared a mistrial in the high-profile Bundy case. It was only the latest, stunning development in the saga of the Nevada rancher, and served as a repudiation of the federal government. Navarro accused prosecutors of willfully withholding evidence from Bundy’s lawyers, in violation of the federal Brady rule.

Fire breaks out at Trump Tower in New York City, FDNY says

Fire breaks out at Trump Tower in New York City, FDNY says | 08 Jan 2018 | Three people -- including one firefighter -- were injured when a fire broke out at Trump Tower in New York City on Monday, officials said. A small electrical fire started in the cooling tower on the roof of the Fifth Avenue high-rise, which was built by President Trump when he was a businessman, just before 7 a.m., the FDNY said. The flames were put out about an hour later. More than 126 firefighters responded to the scene.

Steve Bannon expresses 'regret' over Trump book claim

Steve Bannon expresses 'regret' over Trump book claim | 07 Jan 2018 | Donald Trump's former chief strategist and confidant, Steve Bannon, has expressed "regret" over damaging claims made in controversial book Fire and Fury. Mr Bannon, who was sacked by the President in August, was quoted as saying a meeting between Mr Trump's son, Don Jr, and a group of Russians was "unpatriotic" and "treasonous" and that investigators would "crack Don Jr like an egg on national TV". But in a statement on Sunday, Mr Bannon called the claim "inaccurate". "I regret that my delay in responding to the inaccurate reporting regarding Don Jr has diverted attention from the president's historical accomplishments in the first year of his presidency," he told US-based Axios news website.

GOP senators refer Trump dossier author for federal investigation

GOP senators refer Trump dossier author for federal investigation | 06 Jan 2018 | Two top Republican senators have formally recommended that the Justice Department and FBI investigate the author of the controversial anti-Trump "dossier," in the first known criminal referral from Congress as part of lawmakers' Russia probes. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., made the referral in a Jan. 4-dated letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray...The dossier was authored by former British intelligence agent [Deep State dirt-bag] Christopher Steele, who was hired by opposition research firm Fusion GPS. In their brief letter, the GOP lawmakers cited potential violations for false statements "the Committee has reason to believe Mr. Steele made regarding his distribution of information contained in the dossier."

Trump asks for $33B for border, including $18B for wall

Trump asks for $33B for border, including $18B for wall | 06 Jan 2018 | The Trump administration has revealed its master plan for securing the border -- and it's going to cost $33 billion. Of that total, $18 billion will be required for President Donald Trump's long-promised border wall, according to Customs and Border Protection documents obtained by CNN that were sent to lawmakers on Capitol Hill. The remaining $15 billion would cover technology, personnel and readiness, the document says.

CDC schedules briefing on nuclear war preparation

CDC schedules briefing on nuclear war preparation | 06 Jan 2018 | The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is holding a Jan. 16 briefing to explain how the public can prepare for nuclear war. "While a nuclear detonation is unlikely, it would have devastating results and there would be limited time to take critical protection steps," a notice on the CDC's website states. Despite the fear surrounding such an event, planning and preparation can lessen deaths and illness. For instance, most people don't realize that sheltering in place for at least 24 hours is crucial to saving lives and reducing exposure to radiation. While federal, state, and local agencies will lead the immediate response efforts, public health will play a key role in responding." The session will include information on what public health programs are doing at the federal, state, and local level to prepare for a nuclear detonation, according to the announcement.

America on ice! Incredible aerial photos show freezing conditions across the northeast as cities dig out from 'bomb cyclone'

America on ice! Incredible aerial photos show freezing conditions across the northeast as cities dig out from 'bomb cyclone' while braving frigid temperatures | 06 Jan 2018 | The 'bomb cyclone', otherwise known as winter storm Grayson which dumped up to 18 inches of snow in parts of the Northeast on Thursday, has passed. But the remnants of the nor'easter has provided for stunning aerial photos as Americans from as far north as Maine to as far south as Georgia began to dig out from the storm on Friday. The Northeast was gripped Friday by freezing temperatures and wind chills that dropped to the single digits -- in some cases below zero...The snow and the freezing cold have been blamed for 21 deaths as well.

Paul Manafort Sues Special Counsel Robert Mueller, DOJ Over Russia Probe

Paul Manafort Sues Special Counsel Robert Mueller, DOJ Over Russia Probe --Trump's former campaign chairman alleges the investigation has 'diverged from its focus.' | 03 Jan 2018 | Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort filed suit against special counsel Robert Mueller, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and the Department of Justice on Wednesday -- a suit that experts quickly said has little chance of success. In his complaint, Manafort alleges that Mueller's investigation "diverged from its focus on alleged collusion between the Russian government and President Trump's campaign." "The investigation of Mr. Manafort is completely unmoored from the Special Counsel's original jurisdiction to investigate 'any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump,'" the complaint reads. "It has instead focused on unrelated, decade-old business dealings -- specifically, Ukraine political campaign consulting activities of Mr. Manafort."

Iranian prosecutor points finger at CIA, Israel and Saudi Arabia for unrest

Iranian prosecutor points finger at CIA, Israel and Saudi Arabia for unrest | 05 Jan 2018 | Iran's public prosecutor has blamed the CIA, Israel and Saudi Arabia for stirring unrest in the Islamic Republic which resulted in the deaths of more than 20 people over the last week. Mohammad Jafar Montazeri said Thursday that the "main protector" of the agitation plan was an American national called Michael Andrea, a man he claims is a former CIA agent who formed a group tasked with fermenting discord in the country. The state prosecutor also pointed to Israel and Saudi Arabia. Montazeri is quoted in Iran's Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) as saying that Andrea, and an unnamed officer affiliated with Israel's spy agency Mossad, masterminded the plot dubbed the 'Consequential Convergence Doctrine' and that Saudi Arabia picked up the bill.

Utah's Hatch to retire, opening door to possible Romney run

Gag me with a chainsaw: Utah's Hatch to retire, opening door to possible Romney run | 04 Jan 2018 | Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah said Tuesday that he will not seek re-election after serving more than 40 years in the Senate, opening the door for former GOP presidential nominee [Deep State dirt-bag] Mitt Romney to run for his seat. Hatch, 83, is the longest-serving Republican in the Senate.

FBI launches new Clinton Foundation investigation

FBI launches new Clinton Foundation investigation | 04 Jan 2018 | The Justice Department has launched a new inquiry into whether the Clinton Foundation engaged in any pay-to-play politics or other illegal activities while Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State, law enforcement officials and a witness tells The Hill. FBI agents from Little Rock, Ark., where the Foundation was started, have taken the lead in the investigation and have interviewed at least one witness in the last month, and law enforcement officials said additional activities are expected in coming weeks...The probe may also examine whether any tax-exempt assets were converted for personal or political use and whether the Foundation complied with applicable tax laws, the officials said.

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