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|A look at where the investigations related to Trump stand
A look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him:
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 12:41 PM
|Chinese tech workers told not to travel to US 'unless it's essential' after Huawei exec arrested
Technology researchers in China have been ordered to not travel to the US unless it is absolutely necessary, amid rising tensions between the two countries. Staff working in sensitive tech sectors were given the warning following the arrest of a Chinese tech executive in Canada, a source told the South China Morning Post. The warning comes after a similar order from US tech giant Cisco to some of its employees, which asked them the to any non-essential travel to China.
POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 9:18 AM
|Apple unveils plan for $1 bn campus in Texas, US expansion
Apple unveiled plans Thursday for a $1 billion campus in Texas that will create jobs for the tech giant outside Silicon Valley, a move made without the fanfare of the recent Amazon headquarters bidding war. Currently, Apple employs some 6,200 in the Texas capital, the largest cluster outside its headquarters in Cupertino, California. In January, Apple said it would invest $30 billion in the US over the next five years and create 20,000 new jobs, using some of the overseas profits repatriated at a tax rate lowered under a law passed by Congress last year.
POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 3:10 PM
|Erdogan says Turkey will start new military operation against US-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria within days
Turkey will launch a new operation in Syria within days against a US-backed Kurdish militia that Ankara considers a terrorist group, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday. "We will start an operation to free the east of the Euphrates from the separatist terrorist organisation in the next few days," Mr Erdogan said during a speech in Ankara, referring to territory held by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). Turkey says the YPG is a "terrorist offshoot" of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has waged an insurgency against the Turkish state since 1984. The PKK is blacklisted as a terror group by Ankara and its Western allies. US forces have worked closely with the YPG under the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). "The target is never American soldiers but terrorist organisation members active in the region," Mr Erdogan told the audience at a defence industry summit. Britons killed after joining Kurdish forces in Syria There are US forces with the SDF east of the Euphrates as well as in the flashpoint city of Manbij, which is west of the river. Washington's relationship with the YPG, seen as a key ally, is one of the main sources of tensions between Turkey and the US. Ankara has repeatedly lambasted Washington for providing military support to the Kurdish militia. Mr Erdogan has previously threatened to attack areas held by the YPG. In a bid to avoid any clash, the Nato allies agreed a "roadmap" for Manbij in June. His comments came a day after the Pentagon announced the setting up of US observation posts on the northeast Syria border region intended to prevent altercations between the Turkish army and the YPG despite calls from Ankara not to go ahead with the move. Mr Erdogan claimed Turkey was not being protected from terrorists but "terrorists were being protected" from possible action by Turkey.
POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 3:41 PM
|Six Arrested for Allegedly Beating, Pouring Scalding Water on Three-Year-Old Boy
Six adults are facing charges of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a three-year-old child, Newark police announced Wednesday.
POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 7:23 PM
|AD and LIFEWTR Celebrate the Opening of The Haas Brothers: Ferngully at The Bass Museum of Art in Miami
POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 4:54 PM
|Insurance claims for latest California wildfires top $9 billion
Insurance claims from the recent spate of California wildfires, including one ranked as the most deadly and destructive in state history, have topped $9 billion and are expected to grow, the state insurance commissioner reported on Wednesday. The Camp Fire, which erupted on Nov. 8 and quickly incinerated most of the Sierra foothills town of Paradise, about 175 miles (280 km) north of San Francisco, has accounted for the bulk of the claims, just over $7 billion of the total.
POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 6:39 PM
|Lawmaker arrested for child cruelty says he spanked daughter
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker arrested on suspicion of child cruelty said Wednesday the allegation stemmed from spanking his 7-year-old daughter.
POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 10:10 PM
|In farewell speeches, senators bemoan downfall of the 'world's greatest deliberative body'
In their farewell addresses on the Senate floor, senators call out the hyperpartisan atmosphere that has taken hold of the U.S. Capitol.
POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 3:57 PM
|Middle School Student Dumps Trump From His Name After Relentless Bullying
A middle school student in Delaware has been allowed to change his surname
POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 12:58 AM