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by | February 14, 2019 | 01:18

Mr Long, who has years of experience in emergency management, added that this had been "the opportunity of the lifetime" and that during his tenure the agency, known as Fema, had worked in more than 220 declared disasters. Sources told Fox News that Long submitted his resignation when he did so the White House could identify, nominate and have a successor confirmed in time for the forthcoming hurricane season.

by | February 14, 2019 | 01:51

Cops arrested Javier de Silva, of Queens, on Monday night, a week after the grisly murder of 24-year-old Valerie Reyes . Highway maintenance workers carrying out a routine sweep found her barefoot with her shirt unbuttoned and her hands bound behind her back.

by | February 14, 2019 | 02:32

Meanwhile, the IRGC Qods Base has issued a statement, condemning the attack as a revenge for the failure of the foreign plots in the aftermath of the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The group's Quds Force unit said the United States, its allies and Zionism shared responsibility for the attack, without elaborating on the claim. Prince Mohammed is due in Pakistan , a major recepient of the kingdom's largess, in the coming days.

by | February 14, 2019 | 02:17

Rather than fall for the ploy, Democrats voted "present", except for red-state Democratic senators who voted no. Scientists have said that dramatic, immediate action is necessary to stem the catastrophic effects of climate change. Ocasio-Cortez has subsequently described the fact sheet , which has been deleted from her website, as a "draft". While some environmental advocates applauded the plan's grand scope , experts said the plan's aim to get to net-zero carbon emissions in 10 years ...

by | February 14, 2019 | 00:44

May told Parliament on Tuesday if she had not yet reached a deal in Brussels, she would deliver another progress report on February 26 and provide another chance for parliament to express its opinion on her approach the following day. Her statement on Tuesday reiterated she was not willing to budge on her red lines, arguing that a customs union would prevent the United Kingdom from having its own independent trade policy, and that it would be "a less desirable outcome than that which is ...

by | February 14, 2019 | 00:48

He continued: "They have income that just is the value of their stock, which if they don't sell it, it doesn't show up as income at all, or if it shows up, it shows over in the capital gains side". The founder of Microsoft ended his criticism saying that some of the ideas that have been supported by progressives are "some insane talk", saying, "It will come back and bite you".

by | February 14, 2019 | 00:37

President Donald Trump , rejecting his own intelligence officials' findings, has apparently chosen to believe MBS' claim that he played no role in the gruesome murder of Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi royal family who was killed after entering a Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018.

by | February 13, 2019 | 03:49

About 3 000 people who fled as a wildfire threatened a New Zealand town were allowed to return home on Monday as firefighting conditions improved. A massive bushfire has churned through more than 5,600 acres on New Zealand's South Island in what is believed to be the country's worst forest fire since 1955, BBC reports.

by | February 13, 2019 | 05:16

An initial estimated cost of about $40 billion when voters first approved the project in 2008 has ballooned to $77 billion. He says building the line could bring economic transformation to the agricultural region. Newsom will replace Brown's appointment to the state board that manages the project. No matter how much evidence was presented that the whole deal was a big boondoggle that would leave taxpayers holding the bag, Brown didn't waver.

by | February 13, 2019 | 04:34

Five family members, including a baby, were found dead at this southeast Texas home. The call requested a response by the sheriff's office and Allegiance EMS to the site of an assault involving multiple victims. Blanchard, Texas is an unincorporated town located 80 miles (129 km) north of Houston. But he declined to characterize the shootings as homicides and a suicide.

by | February 13, 2019 | 03:43

The lawsuit , filed this week in federal court in Washington, alleges Trump is using his campaign to enforce nondisclosure agreements with former aides. Trump has dismissed Sims as a "low level staffer". "He pretended to be an insider when in fact he was nothing more than a gofer". "He signed a non-disclosure agreement".

by | February 13, 2019 | 02:24

Scholars took exception with the notion that the deal is being received with applause in South Korea. As Vietnam prepares for the summit, its reform model is being widely touted as the economic path for impoverished and isolated North Korea to follow.

by | February 13, 2019 | 02:59

The campaign has provided cookies and 100 gallons each of hot chocolate and apple cider. Most attendees were unphased by the weather - and gave Klobuchar credit for announcing outside in February. LGBTQ record . Klobuchar has been a solid supporter of LGBTQ rights in the Senate. Rural voters overwhelmed those in the San Francisco-like liberal bastion of Moorhead, in fact, pushing Trump to a 2-point advantage in the county.

by | February 13, 2019 | 02:19

The answer to that question, Warren went on to say, was to avoid the trap of engaging in every one of Trump's actions."Here's how I see it: Donald Trump is not the only problem we've got". But after Trump mocked her campaign effort, Warren began to get personal as well, pointing to the ongoing investigation into alleged Russian collusion by Special Counsel Robert Mueller .

by | February 13, 2019 | 02:38

Fire brigade and police officials said the death toll had risen from nine to at least 17 people, with four others sustaining injuries. The Delhi government has ordered a magisterial probe into the massive fire, its Home Minister Satyendar Jain said.

by | February 13, 2019 | 02:11

Guzman, 61, was extradited to the U.S.in 2017 after Mexican authorities captured him a year prior during raids in Los Mochis, Sinaloa. Guzman sat and showed no emotion while the verdict was read. He did not try to deny his crimes, but instead had his lawyers argue he was merely a fall guy for corrupt government officials guilty of far worse wrongdoing that him.

by | February 13, 2019 | 01:17

BARC Animal Shelter and Houston Police Department's Major Offender Animal Cruelty Unit tranquilized and rescued the tiger after obtaining a warrant from Houston police, and nicknamed the animal "Tyson" in reference to the movie " The Hangover ".

by | February 13, 2019 | 01:18

Iranians celebrated the 1979 overthrow of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who was supported by the US, "waving Iranian flags, chanting "Death to America" and burning USA and Israeli flags", reported The Associated Press . Following reports of a second failed space launch by Iran in less than a month, the U.S. State Department last week called for "tougher worldwide restrictions to deter Iran's missile program".

by | February 13, 2019 | 02:36

Fuentes described the "awful, chilling, moment" he was approaching a customer's house in his auto and saw something white moving in the road, which he initially thought was an animal. The baby was taken to the nearest hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. He refused, and pointed her toward a nearby hospital and fire station.

by | February 13, 2019 | 01:17

Of course Mark Kelly has to win the Democratic nomination first, but he has the political connections, the biography and the public profile to make him a front-runner. He flew on four shuttle missions, including STS-108 in 2001 and STS-121 in 2006 as pilot. Kelly has kept some ties to the space field since leaving NASA , including serving as a co-founder of and advisor to World View Enterprises, the Tucson-based company developing stratospheric balloons for scientific research and other ...

by | February 13, 2019 | 00:45

BBC Washington correspondent Gary O'Donoghue, who was reporting at the rally, told BBC Radio 4's "Today" program the incident was "an incredibly violent attack". News reports the man had entered the press area and allegedly went after the journalists before another man wrestled him away. She said the crowd "had been whipped up into a frenzy against the media " by the president and other speakers.

by | February 12, 2019 | 04:11

Shanahan, who is also due to meet General Scott Miller, the top United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation commander in Afghanistan, told reporters aboard his flight to Kabul that he had no instructions from Washington to begin a withdrawal.

by | February 12, 2019 | 04:01

Although lawmakers asked for the backstop to be removed, May has said since that the backstop will remain, and that Parliament merely asked for it to be altered. Liz Truss, the chief secretary to the Treasury, refused on Sunday to rule out resigning from the Cabinet if May switches position and backs a customs union.

by | February 12, 2019 | 04:20

Freedom-of-navigation operations occur frequently, but they have not stopped China from bolstering its position militarily in the South China Sea. "Under such circumstances, the U.S. China says the bases are essential for self-defense and accused the USA of ramping up tensions in the region by sending battleships and warplanes close to the disputed islands.

by | February 12, 2019 | 03:36

Guaido, who has been recognized by most Western nations as Venezuela's legitimate president over the past month, tweeted a photo of himself surrounded by stacks of white pots of vitamin and nutritional supplements. Guaido's envoy to Brazil, Maria Teresa Belandria, said she had received assurances from Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo over the new aid centre.

by | February 12, 2019 | 03:27

Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) said it is a known fact that "climate change is happening". Her crime? Discussing climate change while standing out in the middle of a particularly snowy Minnesota winter day. That's what's happening right now", she argued. Klobuchar also responded to allegations that she has mistreated staffers and created a hostile work environment in her office.

by | February 12, 2019 | 03:33

Denver schoolteachers are going on strike today. She acknowledged reports of students dancing and chanting in the hallways of one high school before walking out. A leading Colorado lawmaker says Denver's teachers strike underscores the need to boost funding of public schools across the state. Denver teachers went on strike Monday after failing to reach a deal with administrators on pay.

by | February 12, 2019 | 03:04

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quick to respond saying later on Monday it would mark Iran's last revolution anniversary if it attacked any cities in Israel. Pictures on social media showed some people also demonstrating against corruption, unemployment and high prices. Tensions between Washington and Tehran are high after the U.S.

by | February 12, 2019 | 02:20

In an interview with The Breakfast Club hosts DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God that aired Monday, the show's hosts asked the California Democrat to respond to a series of disparaging memes that have been circulated on social media. Harris's career as a California prosecutor has been under scrutiny as she ramps up her presidential campaign. Harris, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, needled Barr, who said he does not support the current approach by the federal government ...

by | February 12, 2019 | 03:01

A barrier was built in El Paso almost 10 years ago, and the introduction of that barrier, Trump said, allowed El Paso to undergo a profound transformation from a unsafe border city. For his part, O'Rourke raised an eye-popping $80 million during his 2018 Senate campaign, when he came close to unseating Republican incumbent Sen.

by | February 12, 2019 | 02:25

The naked baby can be heard screaming as she is brought out into the sunlight and gently placed into a towel held by a paramedic. Resident, Barbara Cox (53) said she first heard about the discovery of the baby just after 6am and rushed to the busy rescue scene .

by | February 12, 2019 | 03:06

The Baltimore Sun reports students complained to officers that she approached them last week in two campus buildings, the Cook Library and Center for the Arts. An email was sent out to students from Charles Herring, chief of the university police department. The mom reportedly approaches her victims, shows them a photo of her eligible son and asks if they are interested in dating him.

by | February 12, 2019 | 01:18

Rep. Max Rose (D-N.Y.) wrote in a statement that "Omar's statements are deeply hurtful to Jews , including myself". Omar's spokesman did not respond to requests for comment. Others pointed out that numerous Republicans lashing out at Omar had promulgated anti-Semitic conspiracy theories in the past. Omar replied, "It's all about the Benjamins baby..." Update (02/11/10, 3 p.m.

by | February 12, 2019 | 02:10

A frontal boundary to our south will move northward overnight and will bring precipitation chances right around 7 a.m. Precipitation will likely begin as a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Pacific Northwest residents who are more accustomed to rain than snow are digging out from a winter storm and bracing for more. "It's going to be a messy storm, not a crippling snow storm or anything, but we are going to get some snow and ice, it won't be a case where it will warm up ...

by | February 12, 2019 | 02:37

That is when he admitted, "I don't think I've washed my hands for 10 years". Off-camera, someone let out a loud groan. Pete Hegseth of Fox News , made the startling confession live on air and said that 'germs weren't a real thing'. In repsonse to someone who shared his sentiment on Twitter , Hesgeth used the hashtag #DontWash, before following up with a second tweet sharing a USA Today article about the on-air admission and writing: "To paraphrase the President from an hour ago: The ...