Reddish-brown water not so sweet

Reddish-brown water not so sweet

Trump cancels his visit to London – pulling out of opening the new £750m US embassy 'because it is a bad deal'

Trump had seemed amenable to a deal earlier in the day during phone calls with lawmakers, aides said, but shifted his position in the meeting and did not seem interested in the bipartisan compromise.

“You’ve got an infrastructure owner on which you depend for your business,” he said at a conference last month. “Both parties gain from a smooth operation. But the economic division of value is sometimes difficult and the operation is sometimes difficult.”

Donald Trump blames cancellation of 'working visit' to Britain on 'bad' relocation of US embassy in London

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Donald Trump blames cancellation of 'working visit' to Britain on 'bad' relocation of US embassy in London

Donald Trump blames cancellation of 'working visit' to Britain on 'bad' relocation of US embassy in London
Updated 0625 GMT (1425 HKT) January 12, 2018Updated 0538 GMT (1338 HKT) January 12, 2018

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Trump cancels his visit to London - pulling out of opening the new £750m US embassy 'because it is a bad deal'

Trump cancels his visit to London – pulling out of opening the new £750m US embassy 'because it is a bad deal'
(CNN)US President Donald Trump sparked outrage again Thursday when he reportedly expressed frustration with people coming to the US from “shithole countries,” the latest in a series of insensitive and offensive remarks about immigrants and refugees.He’s confused facts, suggesting Korea used to be part of China, when it was not. He’s conflated the identities of Napoleon Bonaparte and Napoleon III. 

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Mrs May and Mr Trump fell out spectacularly in November over his retweeting of anti-Muslim videos posted online by the deputy leader of the far-right Britain First group, Jayda Fransen.

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CNN’s Madison Park, Eli Watkins and Abby Phillip contributed reporting.Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulLexington mayor launches bid for Congress Trump-free Kennedy Center Honors avoids politics Meet the Iran hawk who could be Trump’s next secretary of State MORE (R-Ky.) and Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenDemocratic senator predicts Franken will resign Thursday Avalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign Lobbying world MORE (D-Ore.) have vowed to filibuster the bill, the upper chamber is expected to swiftly take up and pass it. And despite the first tweet, Trump is expected to sign it.Facebook’s News Partnerships team is spearheading the experiment, employing both human curators and machine learning to populate the content in the new sections. (Let’s hope they go heavy on the former.)

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Funderburk said that Hilts was to his knowledge still employed. There have been no past disciplinary actions listed against Hilts in his personnel file with the Marshal’s office.

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Trump tipped to extend sanctions relief for Iran

The complexity of Iran’s internal dynamics ought to inform Trump’s calculus. Both Rouhani, the face of Iran’s diplomatic outreach to the West, and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei have stated that the demonstrators’ demands should be understood and heeded. But the White House could give Tehran the oxygen it needs to distract from popular demands.

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Given the dangerous vulnerability of Seoul, there is no viable military option. North Korea’s regime clearly believes that it is in its national interest to have a nuclear shield. Sanctions will not work. As Russian President Vladi­mir Putin said recently, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would rather have his people “ eat grass” than give up nukes. Nuclear deterrence worked throughout the Cold War despite some very close calls.  Mr. Kim may be reckless and erratic, but he is not a madman. He must know that a nuclear strike against a U.S. city would trigger a catastrophic response. 

A wall of water carrying uprooted trees and boulders flowed like a river through the residential street. About a block up from Farrell’s home, firefighters were helping Devon Crail and his wife, Tiare, retrieve items from his parents’ house.
Hargrave said she did not know what caused the incident to escalate so quickly.“We were certainly thrown into plenty of turmoil with the president’s tweets this morning and that made everything look quite speculative,” Mr. Schiff said. “I do think the underlying bill makes a sensible compromise.”Today, President Trump is expected to yield to pressure, both from within his administration and from allies abroad, to once more extend sanctions relief to Iran as part of the nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic. The White House will announce its move following a meeting between Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.

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Authorities now say 17 people have died in Southern California mudslides and another 13 are missing. Three people were rescued Wednesday and authorities say about 75 percent of the devastated area has been searched. (Jan. 10) AP

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She said as her house was positioned on a knoll, she felt secure and that despite being informed she wouldn’t have water or gas, she feels grateful.
Some of the most conservative Republicans in the House joined with some of the most liberal Democrats in the failed bid for more privacy protections. Ultimately, 58 Republicans joined 125 Democrats in voting for the overhaul amendment, while 55 Democrats joined 178 Republicans in rejecting it. On Twitter, Mr. Snowden observed that it would have passed had fewer Democrats broken ranks.

“Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!” Trump wrote.WASHINGTON — Barely more than a week after boasting that he has a bigger nuclear button than Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, President Trump portrayed himself on Thursday as having good relations with the autocratic leader of the rogue nation.

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While this is far from Facebook’s first foray into trying to make the Facebook experience more locally focused, the tiny batch of city-specific rollouts and at least sort of hands-on curation efforts suggest that Facebook is trying to move cautiously. Tucked away in its own hidden corner of the app, Today In isn’t prominent enough to be designed as a News Feed replacement or anything so radical — but that’s kind of a shame. Pushing to make Facebook a purpose-built tool for local communities (think utility-driven additions like Marketplace) is certainly a less dystopian vision of the platform’s future, at least compared to staying the course.

(CNN)As teams frantically searched areas of Southern California smothered by rivers of mud and boulders, officials on Thursday increased the size of the evacuation zones.Across the state, educators and politicians expressed disappointment in the scene.

Sources claimed that the lack of "bells and whistles" and royal involvement in next month’s planned visit may have discouraged him.

Outlining a potential bipartisan deal, the lawmakers discussed restoring protections for countries that have been removed from the temporary protected status (TPS) program while committing $1.5 billion for a border wall and making changes to the visa lottery system. Lawmakers mentioned that members of the Congressional Black Caucus had requested that some African countries be included in a deal, according to a White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe a private conversation.criticizing controversial tweets that Trump shared in late November.At its best, Facebook has always been about personal connections. By focusing on bringing people closer together -\-\ whether it's with family and friends, or around important moments in the world -\-\ we can help make sure that Facebook is time well spent.

In a lawsuit filed in 2012, Mr. Hilts and another officer in Scott, La., were accused of using excessive force against a 62-year-old man by slamming his head on a concrete slab as he was arrested in 2011. The man, a hepatitis C patient with an enlarged spleen, was “in a very weakened physical condition because of chronic cirrhosis of the liver,” according to the lawsuit.

Facebook is starting with a small batch of test markets. Those initial cities are New Orleans, Louisiana; Olympia, Washington; Billings, Montana; Binghamton, New York; Peoria, Illinois and Little Rock, Arkansas. Users in test markets will be able to access the feature through the bottom-right menu button (the three horizontal lines) in the core Facebook app.

But Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: ‘I think Her Majesty the Queen is well capable of taking this American President, or indeed any American President, in her stride.’ 

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Urban Prius bobsledding in #Burbank ! . . We are granting permission of this video to be used as long as credit is given to Burbank Firefighters Local 778.A video showed a city marshal, identified as Reggie Hilts, approaching her as she spoke during a portion of the meeting dedicated to public comment. He escorted her from the meeting, and moments later she was handcuffed on the floor of a hallway.

The US embassy said no firm date had been announced and suggested the President was still expected this year. On Tuesday, the White House confirmed Mr Trump will attend the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos. The event, from January 23 to 26, brings together the world’s economic and political elites.”Officer Hilts then grabbed me and shoved me into the building,” he said.View all New York Times newsletters.
The vote was a pivotal moment in the battle over surveillance and privacy, dampening the hopes of those who wanted to limit the government’s powers.

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