• Death toll rises in California mudslides
Death toll rises in California mudslides

Montecito and Carpinteria are especially vulnerable to mudslides because the steep terrain in some places goes from thousands of feet above to sea level to sea level in "a matter of just a few miles", said Tom Fayram, a deputy public works director with Santa Barbara County.

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  • Trump says 'probably' has a good relationship with N.Korea's Kim
Trump says 'probably' has a good relationship with N.Korea's Kim

White House spokespeople didn't immediately respond to questions about whether Trump and Kim had spoken. "I'm not saying I have or haven't". Trump did not give a clear answer on whether he had already spoken with Kim - something that either elusive or deemed inconceivable in previous administrations: "I don't want to comment on it".

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  • United Kingdom foils Assange escape plan, insisting he must 'face justice'
United Kingdom foils Assange escape plan, insisting he must 'face justice'

Swedish prosecutors dropped their charges against Assange a year ago, but British police have said they are prepared to arrest him for breaching bail conditions. "The UK did not grant that request, nor are we in talks with Ecuador on this matter". However, he is still facing an arrest warrant in London for failure to surrender to the court in 2012...

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  • 'Unlikely' he'll give Mueller interview in Russian Federation probe
'Unlikely' he'll give Mueller interview in Russian Federation probe

Trump said, arguing that if there is no evidence of collusion, "it seems unlikely that you would even have an interview". When announcing the exit, Trump kept the door open to rejoining the pact "on terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers".

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  • 39 percent of Americans grade Trump's first year an 'F'
39 percent of Americans grade Trump's first year an 'F'

The December 20 national poll found Americans have little hope for world peace in 2018; "Merry Christmas" is bogus issue, voters say 4-1. "That is the highest number ever recorded by this poll", the president tweeted. 59 percent of voters believe the president "does not have good leadership skills". "65 - 32 percent that he does not share t...

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  • Prayers for Jessica go internet-wide as life support turned off
Prayers for Jessica go internet-wide as life support turned off

The Daily Telegraph also revealed Craig Whitall , 50, the driver of the other vehicle involved who also died in the crash, had previously been subject to a nine-year driving ban and had at least 10 convictions for driving while disqualified.

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  • Kellyanne Conway: We're forced to talk about Hillary, whom we never mention
Kellyanne Conway: We're forced to talk about Hillary, whom we never mention

First, while speaking about his commitment to "massive oil and gas", he compared himself to Hillary Clinton , who he said "was for windmills". The president tweeted about "crooked Hillary" early Thursday morning, hours after Conway's proclamation.

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  • European Union ministers raise alarms over scrapping Iran deal
European Union ministers raise alarms over scrapping Iran deal

Trump will seek to make a final decision on whether to waive the sanctions during a meeting with national security aides on Thursday, a senior administration official told Reuters . Under the agreement, Iran has agreed to dramatically reduce its stockpile of enriched uranium and cut the number of gas centrifuges it operates to produce the nucle...

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  • Trump Administration Paves Way For Ohio's Medicaid Work Requirement
Trump Administration Paves Way For Ohio's Medicaid Work Requirement

Another 12 percent were students, homemakers or retirees. To get around this, the 10-page letter argues that working promotes good health and repeatedly asserts that the change fits within the program's objectives. "This is about helping people rise out of poverty", Verma said in press conference, according to NPR. Currently, 64 percent of the ...

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  • Treasury: 90% of wage earners will likely see higher take-home pay
Treasury: 90% of wage earners will likely see higher take-home pay

As a result, Americans are being encouraged to check their payroll using the IRS online calculator, which will not be available until next month, to make sure that they are not overpaying or underpaying their taxes. Individual taxpayers aren't required to make any changes to theirForm W-4 right now.But the IRS expects that many taxpayers will hav...

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  • House passes NSA spying bill after Trump tweets cause confusion
House passes NSA spying bill after Trump tweets cause confusion

Under Section 702 of FISA, the identities of Americans whom foreigners are speaking with or about may be "masked" in intelligence reports. What is the Section 702 program created to do? FISA's 702 program, which must be renewed by Congress in order to remain active, gives the government authority to conduct foreign surveillance on US soil.

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  • `Do not travel' warning for Mexico
`Do not travel' warning for Mexico

Of the total 31 states in the country, 11 additional states got a "level 3" warning, which urged people to "reconsider travel" there. Wednesday's travel advisory repeated those warnings, but issued both states Category 2 designations, calling for Americans to exercise increased caution but not stay away.

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  • Watch Sarah Huckabee Sanders battle MSNBC's Hallie Jackson over Trump's FISA tweets
Watch Sarah Huckabee Sanders battle MSNBC's Hallie Jackson over Trump's FISA tweets

Sanders insisted that Trump has a "full understanding" of the FISA debate, additionally pointing to comments made earlier Thursday by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) that defended the president's knowledge of the issue. "We don't need a 2,000 mile wall", he said . "But, he does have some overall concern with the FISA program more generally"...

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  • State voter rules are reasonable
State voter rules are reasonable

It's shocking and shameful that OH would disenfranchise a combat veteran for non-participation while he was serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. "A United States serviceman being told that he could go defend the right to vote but cannot exercise that right is ridiculous", Helle said .

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  • Mitt Romney treated for prostate cancer over the summer; prognosis is good
Mitt Romney treated for prostate cancer over the summer; prognosis is good

His prognosis is good; he was successfully treated". " Mitt Romney was treated over the summer for prostate cancer", this person said. A spokesperson for the 70-year-old Romney said he was surgically treated by Dr. I join the people of Utah in thanking my friend, Senator Orrin Hatch for his more than forty years of service to our great state a...

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  • Railroad Stocks Sink After Canada Sees NAFTA Risks Rising
Railroad Stocks Sink After Canada Sees NAFTA Risks Rising

Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo has said that Mexico won't negotiate under duress and will leave the table if the United States initiates the withdrawal process. The sixth round of NAFTA negotiations are slated to begin January 23 in Montreal. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the WTO filing "could only lower U.S.

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  • Millions in gems stolen in gun raid at Paris Ritz hotel
Millions in gems stolen in gun raid at Paris Ritz hotel

Various witnesses reported hearing gunfire, with one witness telling Sky News they heard at least "10 rounds" fired during the incident. A police source told Le Figaro the robbers took around 4 million euro worth of jewels. Princess Diana famously dined at the hotel with Dodi al Fayed before they both died in a tragic auto accident in the Pon...

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  • Donald Trump: Energy Crony
Donald Trump: Energy Crony

Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette said in an interview that the department was encouraged by FERC's decision , noting that the panel has pledged to conduct its own review of grid resiliency. " Corey Lewandowski understands FERC and the rule of law like Rick Perry understands energy markets and fair competition: not at all", Mary Ann...

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  • Assassin's Creed Origins' first expansion arrives this month
Assassin's Creed Origins' first expansion arrives this month

Not sold yet? In addition to this, a new quest will be added to the game. Information regarding the plot in The Hidden Ones is sparse, with Ubisoft simply stating that "Bayek and the Assassins will clash with the Romans, who occupy an all-new region in the game".

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  • Playing of national anthem in cinema halls made optional
Playing of national anthem in cinema halls made optional

According to theIndian Express newspaper, India's attorney general K K Venugopal told the court that "in my suggestion, the word "shall" in the order could be changed to "may", leaving it to cinemas to play or not to play" the national anthem .

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