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|Robert Mueller: No 'coercion' in Michael Flynn FBI interview; urges court to reject attempt to downplay crime
Robert Mueller documents detail Flynn FBI interview, no 'coercion'
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:17 PM
|Obama-era rule leads to $150M in student loan forgiveness
The U.S. Education Department said it will forgive $150 million in federal student loans as part of a 2016 rule that Secretary Betsy DeVos previously tried to block.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:13 PM
|May's Team Pushes Back at Second Vote Reports: Brexit Update
“Unreasonable people” in the U.K. are blocking the Brexit withdrawal agreement from passing, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said Sunday. “We have a deal that’s been negotiated, unfortunately there are some very unreasonable people in Westminster that are trying to block that,” Coveney said in an RTE Television interview.
POSTED DECEMBER 16, 2018 8:07 AM
|Egypt unearths tomb of ancient high priest
Egyptian archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a priest dating back more than 4,400 years in the pyramid complex of Saqqara south of the capital Cairo, authorities said Saturday. "Today we are announcing the last discovery of the year 2018, it's a new discovery, it's a private tomb," Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Enany told an audience of invited guests including reporters. "It is exceptionally well preserved, coloured, with sculpture inside. It belongs to a high official priest... (and) is more than 4,400 years old," he said. The tomb belongs to "Wahtye", a high priest who served during the fifth dynasty reign of King Neferirkare, the antiquities ministry said. A view of the newly-discovered tomb of 'Wahtye' Credit: Reuters His tomb is decorated with scenes showing the royal priest alongside his mother, wife and other members of his family, the ministry said in a statement. It also contains more than a dozen niches and 24 colourful statues of the cleric and members of his family, it said. In November archaeology officials announced the discovery in Saqqara of seven sarcophagi, some dating back more than 6,000 years, during excavation work started in April by the same archaeological mission. An external view of the site Credit: Anadolu Three of those tombs contained mummified cats and scarabs. The Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo is home to the famous Djoser pyramid, a more than 4,600-year-old construction which dominates the site and was Egypt's first stone monument. The tomb, built by the master architect Imhotep for the Pharoah Djoser, stood 62 metres tall originally and is considered the oldest building in the world built entirely of stone.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 12:47 PM
|Brazil take first step in program to join nuclear-powered sub club
President Michel Temer and his right-wing successor, President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, both pressed the button that lowered into the sea the 1,700-ton submarine named Riachuelo at a Rio de Janeiro naval base. Temer's wife, Marcela, had christened the vessel, by smashing a champagne bottle against its hull. The submarines being built by the Brazilian Navy in partnership with France's defense company Naval Group, formerly known as DCNS, are a modified version of the Scorpene class diesel-powered submarine.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 12:52 PM
|DHS Secretary Blames Migrant Family For Child's Harrowing Death
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Friday blamed
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 3:53 PM
|The easiest way to keep your dog’s paws safe in cold winter weather
Winter weather can be so, so dangerous for your pupper's paws. When it gets very cold out, the snow or even the cold pavement can give your dog frostbite on its paws in a matter of minutes. Your dog's paws absolutely need protection, but not all pups are willing to leave those little booties on their feet. There's another option called Musher's Secret Pet Paw Protection Wax, and we can't recommend it highly enough.
Here's what you need to know from the Amazon page:
* Protects paws from sand, hot pavement, ice and salt with all natural 100-percent wax-based cream
* Perfect for mushing, hunting, walking or before any outdoor activity
* Easy-to-apply formula contains vitamin E to moisturize and help heal wounds and keep paws healthy
* Available in pack of 7-ounces
* Measures 3-4/5-inch length by 3-4/5-inch width 3-4/5 height
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 4:58 PM
|Photos: Snow, freezing rain from Storm Deirdre caused disruptions across U.K.
Storm Deirdre caused travel hazards, power outages and disruptions this weekend across the United Kingdom.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 6:32 PM
|Parents say priest told mourners that son may be kept from heaven over suicide
The parents of a young teen who committed suicide say the priest told the mourners that their son may be kept out of heaven over his suicide.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 1:16 PM
|As sentencing looms, Flynn is upbeat, has adoring fans
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Days away from being sentenced in the Russia probe, former national security adviser Michael Flynn is not exactly hiding his face in shame.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 12:31 AM