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Worldwide Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez joins crowded governor's race
Author: 0 Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez joins crowded governor's race

Valdez served Dallas County as sheriff for 13 years. She drew national attention when she was first elected in 2004 as the state's first openly gay female Hispanic sheriff. On the same day of Valdez's announcement, Abbott posted a video of the Dallas Police Association endorsing Abbott . But the true Democratic heavyweights took a pass, including Julian Castro, who was President Barack Obama's housing secretary and is a former mayor of San Antonio.

Worldwide Rosenburg troubled by survey of Israel support
Author: 0 Rosenburg troubled by survey of Israel support

The organization surveyed over 2,000 American Evangelicals about their support for Israel, its place in the Bible, and the country's treatment of Palestinians. Joining Eckstein were Pastor Silmar Coelho of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Rev. Hyung Eun Chi, of Seoul, South Korea, both supporters of The Fellowship's work on behalf of Israel and the Jewish people.

Worldwide The Blue Angels are coming back to KC in 2019
Author: 0 The Blue Angels are coming back to KC in 2019

The U.S. Air Force and Navy's elite jet demonstration teams will be invading Ocean City for the 2018 and 2019 OC Air Shows. John Cowman, president of JLC AirShow Management, said the show could become an annual event at the airport. "This is another great attraction for tourists to enjoy in our area during the spring season". "The opportunity to bring an air show back to Myrtle Beach, SC is fantastic news and should be an exciting community event".

Worldwide The Skirball Fire in LA Is Burning Down Rupert Murdoch's House
Author: 0 The Skirball Fire in LA Is Burning Down Rupert Murdoch's House

It prompted the 405 Freeway to close in both directions between 101 and 10. As firefighters tenaciously battled flames from several major fires that all flared in just 24 hours in Southern California, animal lovers anxious about their pet's safety with as many as 150,000 people under mandatory evacuation orders .

Worldwide Intercept: Trump Considering Building a Private CIA
Author: 0 Intercept: Trump Considering Building a Private CIA

Top political donors to Trump were reportedly asked to help finance operations before any agreement was reached. But a current US intelligence official appeared to contradict that assertion, stating that the various proposals were first pitched at the White House before being delivered to the CIA.

Worldwide Man captures record 17-foot python in Florida hunt
Author: 0 Man captures record 17-foot python in Florida hunt

Florida snake hunters made a monster catch in the Everglades over the weekend. The python, which weighs 132 pounds, was caught by hunters Friday night at the Big Cypress National Preserve. Leon holds the record for the largest snake captured in Florida. There was a smaller male python nearby, but he was not captured, Leon said. "We have these guys out there eating our alligators, raccoons, possums, otters, pretty much everything out there", he added.

Author: 0 Starbucks opened its largest store in Shanghai and it's 30000 sq ft

The store itself is also has a uniquely Chinese twist. The world's biggest Starbucks officially opened today in Shanghai and who should be in attendance but singer , dancer , and tai chi master Jack Ma . Starbucks opened a similar store or a Roastery in Seattle in 2014. At the Shanghai site, two huge black cast iron ovens churn out more than 80 different freshly baked products a day from focaccia sandwiches with real deal Parma ham and Italian mozzarella, to sinful desserts.

Worldwide Whistleblower: At inauguration, Flynn texted on nuclear plan
Author: 0 Whistleblower: At inauguration, Flynn texted on nuclear plan

The revelation came from Rep Elijah Cummings and came via a whistleblower. Cummings said the whistle-blower detailed a business effort that was aimed at boosting investment in the Middle East. The whistleblower said he noted the time stamp, but did not read the text. "I do not bring this whistleblower to your attention lightly", Cummings wrote in the letter.

Worldwide KT McFarland's nomination as U.S. envoy to Singapore frozen
Author: 0 KT McFarland's nomination as U.S. envoy to Singapore frozen

In his written questions to ms McFarland, submitted as part of her confirmation process, Mr Booker wrote that Flynn had been warned by another transition official that his contacts with the Russian ambassador would most likely be intercepted by USA intelligence agencies.

Worldwide Jay-Z and Beyonce Pose for Pictures in an Elevator
Author: 0 Jay-Z and Beyonce Pose for Pictures in an Elevator

The Carters reportedly took over Angelika Film Center in Soho for a private screening of Wonder Wheel , a new drama directed and written by Woody Allen , starring Jim Belushi, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake, and Kate Winslet. Well, given that it's become quite an iconic moment in music history, Bey Z chose to remake the moment in altogether happier circumstances on his 48 birthday last night.

Author: 0 Trump Blames Potential Government Shutdown On Democrats

The top House Democrat says President Donald Trump is the "only person talking about a government shutdown". The White House has called for tighter immigration controls and increased border security funding in return. Conservative Republicans are also bucking their party's leadership over some of the details. Democratic votes for any budget measure will be crucial in the Senate, where Republicans by themselves lack the 60 votes needed to approve the legislation.

Worldwide Pope Francis appeals to respect Jerusalem's 'status quo'
Author: 0 Pope Francis appeals to respect Jerusalem's 'status quo'

Palestinians and Arab leaders across the region have criticized President Trump's decision, which includes a plan to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. " The primary condition of that dialogue is reciprocal respect and a commitment to strengthening that respect, for the sake of recognizing the rights of all people, wherever they happen to be ", he said to the group.

Worldwide Congress is punting on the government shutdown deadline
Author: 0 Congress is punting on the government shutdown deadline

Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., who chairs the 150-plus member Republican Study Committee, had been pushing for a spending bill that would provide funding through the end of the year. Some Republicans want a large boost to the defense cap, and Democrats have demanded an equal size increase to nondefense spending in return. President Donald Trump escalated the conflict and implied the possibility of a shutdown when he tweeted about Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi last week, ...

Worldwide Police motorcyclist and 91-year-old auto passenger die in Berkshire crash
Author: 0 Police motorcyclist and 91-year-old auto passenger die in Berkshire crash

PC Dixon, known to "Dixie" as friends, was based at Loddon Valley police station, near Reading. Thames Valley Police said the next-of-kin of both PC Dixon and the dead woman had been informed. Dozens of people posted on the force's Facebook page to describe Pc Dixon as "one of the best", with many saying they had watched him on Road Wars .

Worldwide Al Franken accused of trying to forcibly kiss woman, denies allegation
Author: 0 Al Franken accused of trying to forcibly kiss woman, denies allegation

The woman was in her mid-20s when the alleged incident occurred, and had never met Franken before. The woman, who was not identified by name, said Franken pursued her after her boss had left and she was collecting her belongings. "I consider Senator Franken to be a friend and have enjoyed working with him in the Senate in our shared fight to help American families". "I think for this moment in time to lead to meaningful change there has to be more than "I'm ashamed but I remember things ...

Worldwide Arrested in Plot to Assassinate British PM
Author: 0 Arrested in Plot to Assassinate British PM

They have been remanded in custody to appear before the Old Bailey court in the city on December 20. Police and security services believe the plotters planned to launch an improvised explosive device at Downing Street - where the premier lives - and then kill May in the ensuing chaos, Sky said.

Worldwide TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly sunny, high near 38
Author: 0 TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly sunny, high near 38

It's still too soon to say with any certainty, according to the National Weather Service . While that part of the forecast remains murky, what's certain is that cold air is headed our way. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. Daytime conditions will be dry and sunny through Friday . This will bring cooler temperatures. The weather service in Birmingham said for now there appeared to be only a slight chance for rain or snow on Saturday , "but the chances for any impacts look very low ...

Worldwide Democratic rep plans to force impeachment vote Wednesday
Author: 0 Democratic rep plans to force impeachment vote Wednesday

High-minded talk aside, the move is essentially symbolic. "Friends, whether we like it or not, we now have a bigot in the White House who incites hatred and hostility", Green wrote Tuesday to explain his proposal. In October , Green filed impeachment articles that almost forced a vote - until House Democratic leaders persuaded him to abandon the effort. The way the forced vote would happen is lawmakers in the House can offer "privileged" motions on impeachment, which means they can force ...

Author: 0 The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE:BK) Insider Selling Update

The shares were sold at an average price of $47.64, for a total transaction of $476,400.00. 18 analysts on average are expecting The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation to report earnings of $0.9 per share for the current quarter. Mcrae Inc, New Jersey-based fund reported 16,435 shares. 9,490 are held by Pacific Inv Mgmt. Boyar Asset Management invested in 80,030 shares. Baltimore has 180,457 shares.

Worldwide Russian President Vladimir Putin announces re-election bid
Author: 0 Russian President Vladimir Putin announces re-election bid

The 65-year-old former KGB agent enjoys incredibly high approval ratings at home, with support topping 80% in recent polls. He served two presidential terms in 2000-2008, then shifted into the prime minister's seat because of term limits, but continued calling the shots while his ally, Dmitry Medvedev, served as placeholder president.