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Teen Says MSU Is Still Billing Her Family For Appointments Where Nassar Assaulted Her
The 95th witness to deliver an impact statement at the sentencing hearing forÂ disgraced former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctorÂ Larry Nassar said the school is still billing her family for appointments where she was allegedly sexually abused.
Hawaii Missile Alert Update Delayed Because Governor Didnâ€™t Know His Twitter Password
Hawaiian Gov. David Ige (D) has made the embarrassing admission that his office did not immediately inform the public about the stateâ€™s missile alert false alarm partly because he had forgotten the password to his Twitter account.
Hong Kong bookseller detained again by Chinese authorities
HONG KONG (AP) â€” A Hong Kong-based bookseller who was secretly detained in China has been taken away by Chinese authorities again after being released into house arrest last October, his daughter said Monday.
Why the flu can kill a healthy person so quickly
The flu epidemic is three times worse than it was last year, and every part of the continental U.S. is under siege. NBC Newsâ€™ Anne Thompson sits down with a doctor to find out whatâ€™s made the flu so severe.
Israeli scholars decipher Dead Sea Scroll
Israeli scholars have pieced together and deciphered one of two previously unread manuscripts of the Dead Sea Scrolls more than half a century since their discovery, an Israeli university has said. The more than 60 tiny fragments of parchment bearing encrypted Hebrew writing had previously been thought to come from a variety of different scrolls, a Haifa University spokesman told AFP on Sunday.
Man charged with DUI after trying to order burrito at bank drive-through window
US embassy in Jerusalem will be open by end of 2019, Mike Pence announces
The American embassy in Jerusalem will be open by the end of 2019, US vice president Mike Pence said Monday as he became the first senior US leader to visit the city since Donald Trump recognised it as Israelâ€™s capital.Â The US had previously said it would take up to four years to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem but in a speech to the Israeli parliament, Mr Pence said that timetable had been sped up.Â â€śThat United States embassy will open before the end of next year,â€ť Mr Pence said.Â The Palestinians are boycotting Mr Penceâ€™s trip and have said angrily that Mr Trumpâ€™s announcement on Jerusalem has disqualified the US as a peace broker.Â But Mr Pence insisted he was still optimistic that peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians could resume for the first time since 2014.Â US Vice President Mike Pence (C-L) is welcomed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C-R) at a ceremony at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem â€śWe strongly urge the Palestinian leadership to return to the table. Peace can only come through dialogue,â€ť Mr Pence said. While Mr Pence was greeted with waves of standing ovations by Jewish Israeli MPs, a group of Arab-Israeli legislators were thrown out of the chamber for protesting his speech.Â Members the Arab Joint List party held up signs reading â€śJerusalem is the capital of Palestineâ€ť. The posters were immediately torn from there hands by parliamentary security guards and the MPs were forced out of the chamber.Â Ayman Odeh, the leader of the Joint List, said: â€śOur protest today in the plenum is in honour of all who oppose the occupation and dream of peace.â€ť The US had been expected to unveil a set of peace proposals in the spring but it is no longer clear if that timetable will go ahead given Palestinian anger over Mr Trumpâ€™s decision on Jerusalem.Â The status of Jerusalem has long been one of the most intractable issues of the conflict. The Palestinians demand to have East Jerusalem as their capital while many Israelis oppose dividing the city. Mr Pence said that the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israelâ€™s capital did not preclude the idea that it could one day be divided as part of a peace deal. â€śWeâ€™re not taking a position on any final status issues , including the specific boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem or the resolution of contested borders,â€ť he said.Â Mr Trump has said previously that he took the issue of Jerusalem â€śoff the tableâ€ť, implying that the status of the city was no longer up for negotiation.Â The Palestinians have said flatly that there can be no peace deal without East Jerusalem. â€śWe have one power - the power of â€śno.â€ť We will not succumb,â€ť Huzam Zomlot, the Palestinian ambassador to the US, told the New Yorker.Â Palestinians have been outraged by Mr Trump's decision on Jerusalem Credit: Mohammed Zaanoun / Splash News Splash Mr Penceâ€™s trip is the first in years where a US president or vice president has met with the Israelis without also meeting with the Palestinians.Â As well as Mr Trumpâ€™s Jerusalem decision, the Palestinians are also furious about the US withholding aid to the UN agency that cares for Palestinian refugees and for threatening to close the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington. Mr Pence is due to address the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, and visit the Western Wall during his two-day trip to Jerusalem. He previously met with Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the president of Egypt, and King Abdullah of Jordan.Â The Jordanian king told Mr Pence the US needed to rebuild â€śtrust and confidenceâ€ť after the Jerusalem decision. Mr Pence said later that Jordan and America were close allies but had â€śagreed to disagreeâ€ť over the Jerusalem announcement.
Drunk Driver in Tesla Tells Police Officer the Car Was on Autopilot
The #SchumerShutdown Hashtag Is Getting A Big Boost From Russian Bots
WASHINGTON â€• As lawmakers wage a messaging war over who caused the government shutdown, Republicans and the White House are getting a big boost in their efforts to blame Democrats for the mess â€• from the Russians.
UPDATE: 2 Flares Set Off At Florida Mall, Initially Thought To Be IEDs
Philippines raises volcano alert again; hazardous eruption seen imminent
The Philippines raised the alert level at its Mayon volcano on Monday after a loud explosion in the wake of increased activity made a hazardous eruption likelier, prompting authorities to close all schools and urge residents to stay indoors. Mayon, the country's most active volcano, has been spewing ash, lava, and pyroclastic material since Jan. 13, displacing close to 40,000 residents in the central province of Albay. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised its alert on Mayon to level 4, signifying a hazardous eruption is imminent, from level 3, which warns that such an eruption could be "weeks or even days" away.
China irked, U.S. Navy warship sails close to contested reef
BEIJING, China - A couple of days after the U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis unveiled a new Pentagon strategy calling China and Russia the biggest threats to the U.S., Beijing expressed its fury a
Bombs found at Indian pilgrimage where Dalai Lama is staying
BIHAR, India - Security at the Bodh Gaya pilgrimage centre in the Indian state of Bihar was intensified after two bombs were found at the temple, where the Tibetan spiritual guru Dalai Lama is curr
North Koreaâ€™s all-female band leads delegation to Seoul
SEOUL, South Korea - On Sunday, a day after abruptly cancelling a pre-Olympics trip by its delegation, North Korean officials crossed the heavily-fortified border on a bus and arrived at the Seoul
North abruptly cancels Olympics delegation visit to Seoul
SEOUL, South Korea - On Saturday, after North Korea cancelled the planned visit by its delegation to Seoul, South Koreaâ€™s Unification Ministry said that the sudden cancellation was â€śnot
Pentagonâ€™s new defense strategy prioritizes China and Russia
WASHINGTON, U.S. - In Pentagonâ€™s new National Defense Strategy, unveiled on Friday by the Defense Secretary James Mattis, China and Russia were highlighted as top threats for the nation.<
China Says GDP Gains as Growth Engines Lag
China's economic expansion accelerated last year for the first time since 2010, the government said last week despite slower increases in the key components of growth. In its annual release, the Nati
Maldives Ex-Leader: Chinese Projects Akin to Land Grab
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA - The exiled former leader of the Maldives said Monday that this year's presidential election could be the last chance to extricate his country from increasing Chinese influence, w
Empire State Building made of microbes older than dinosaurs: study
PanARMENIAN.Net - Some of the building blocks of the iconic Pentagon and Empire State Building in the United States are made of mineralised microbes that lived up to 340 million years ago, predating t
The Chinese Quantum Satellite Exchanges Data at 7600 Kilometers
The Chinese quantum satellite was orbited two years ago. Since then, a number of experiments have been carried out with it, and in the summer of last year the satellite has been able to transmit infor
China donates 32,000 solar systems to Nepal
Beijing [China], Jan. 22 (ANI): In a bid to enhance Nepal's capacity in combatting climate change, China has donated over 32,000 solar power generation system sets to that country. According to the Xi
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