Security boosted on LA transit stations following threat
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:35:20 -0500
Security has been boosted across the Los Angeles metro following a call threatening to blow up one of the busiest stations in the network, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. "We have information that has led us to heighten security at Universal and stations across the system," Commander Scott Edson, of the Homeland Security Division at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, told the paper. A spokeswoman at the Sheriff's Department told AFP that the matter was being handled by the FBI, which was holding a news conference later on Monday.
Rivera not worried about losing team after benching Newton
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:35:12 -0500
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera is not worried about losing the faith of his players in the locker room after his decision to bench Cam Newton for the start of Sunday night's game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Government begins legal fight against ruling that could derail Brexit
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:34:54 -0500
By Michael Holden and Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - The British government launched a Supreme Court battle on Monday over who has the power to trigger the formal process of leaving the European Union, seeking to overturn a legal ruling that could derail its Brexit strategy. With passions inflamed by the June vote to leave the EU, demonstrators gathered outside the court as it began hearing the government's appeal against a ruling that ministers needed parliament's assent before triggering the complex process. The High Court ruled last month that Prime Minister Theresa May could not trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and begin two years of Brexit talks with the 27 remaining EU members without parliamentary backing.
Factbox - What EU has prepared for Brexit talks
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:34:54 -0500
By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British judges may upset government plans to start Brexit talks soon but whatever the Supreme Court decides after hearings this week, the EU has prepared its side of the unprecedented process. THE TIMELINE, AND WAITING FOR MARCH 2017 Theresa May's formal notification of British withdrawal from the EU treaty under Article 50 is critical. Without a deal Britain would be out of the EU but with many loose ends.
Soot swept up: Business unharmed by wildfires set to reopen
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:33:01 -0500
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Chirping and beeping filled the air as Marion Paul fired up her Gatlinburg video arcade Monday, the first time she's seen her business since deadly wildfires set much of the city ablaze a week ago. Sooty floors needed dusting. Spoiled food had to be tossed. Otherwise, she was set to reopen.
US dad gets life in prison for leaving son to die in hot car
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:31:07 -0500
A man from the southern US state of Georgia got life in prison without possibility of parole for leaving his toddler son to die in a hot car while he sent sexually explicit messages from his office. Kilgore told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution last month that there had been "breakdowns" throughout the judicial process.
Sheriff: 'Don't believe' more bodies in warehouse fire
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:29:03 -0500
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Terry Ewing was among the anxious family and friends who received confirmation Monday of what he already knew in his heart: His girlfriend was among the three dozen killed in the Oakland warehouse fire.
10 Things to Know for Tuesday
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:28:14 -0500
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. OAKLAND WAREHOUSE FIRE DEATH TOLL HITS 36 The Alameda County Sheriff says he doesn't believe ...
HEISMAN 2016: The spotlight isn't always easy for Jackson
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:26:16 -0500
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Lamar Jackson's breakout into a Heisman Trophy favorite on the field has also required coming out of his shell when he's away from it.
Russia, China block U.N. demand for seven-day Aleppo truce
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:25:03 -0500
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia and China on Monday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have demanded a seven-day truce in Syria's Aleppo, with Russia arguing it would allow rebels to regroup and that time was needed for talks between Washington and Moscow. It was the sixth time Russia has vetoed a Security Council resolution on Syria since the conflict started in 2011 and the fifth time China has blocked action.