Navy Seal Edward Gallagher described by his own unit as 'evil', 'toxic' and 'perfectly OK with killing anybody'

The navy SEAL whose demotion after being convicted of posing next to the corpse of a captured Islamic State prisoner was overturned by Donald Trump has been described as “toxic” and “evil” by members of his own unit. Explosive testimony obtained by the New York Times has reignited the controversy over Chief Petty Officer Eddie Gallagher, one of three US servicemen facing war crimes allegations who were pardoned by the American president. The Gallagher case polarised American public opinion with ...
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Vivo S1 Pro with 6.38-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen, in-display fingerprint scanner, quad rear cameras launching in India on January 4

Update: December 28, 2019 - Vivo has confirmed that the S1 Pro will launch in India on January 4th, 2020. Earlier: Vivo has started teasing the launch of S1 Pro smartphone in India soon on It was introduced in Russia as V17 last month and packs a 6.38-inch FULL HD+ 19.5:9 aspect ratio Super AMOLED notch display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and 90% screen-to-body ratio and minimal bezels. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor paired with 8GB RAM + 128GB i...
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US base near North Korea accidentally sounds attack alarm instead of bugle call

An American military base in South Korea accidentally sounded an alert siren instead of a bugle call, causing a scare that the base might have been under attack from North Korea. The US and its allies are closely monitoring Pyongyang for signs of provocation amid a recent escalation of threats from the secretive state, which has warned that it could send Washington a "Christmas gift". The siren at Camp Casey, which is near the border with North Korea, went off by "human error" at around 10pm on ...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, News, Washington, North Korea, US, Kim, Seoul, Pyongyang, Trump, Kim Jong, NHK, Camp Casey, Crighton, 2nd Infantry Division, Col Martyn Crighton

Construction workers lose documents at UK spy headquarters, report says

A source on background has confirmed to CNN that sensitive documents that had been reported missing by The Sun newspaper were not UK government papers, but were a construction firm's documents.
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Construction workers lose sensitive documents during renovations at UK spy headquarters, report says

A source on background has confirmed to CNN that sensitive documents that had been reported missing by The Sun newspaper were not UK government papers, but were a construction firm's documents.
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The most satisfying movies and TV of 2019

Assembling the "most satisfying" movies and TV shows of 2019 reflected a desire to acknowledge projects that best accomplished what they set out to do, as well as pleasant surprises.
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The most satisfying TV shows of the year

Assembling the "most satisfying" movies and TV shows of 2019 reflected a desire to acknowledge projects that best accomplished what they set out to do, as well as pleasant surprises.
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Wilson's impact, Hagelin's first goal and an aggressive forecheck

In their third game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Capitals finally emerged victorious in a 2-1 overtime thriller that saw Tom Wilson take over in the second period. Observations from the win The forecheck Columbus' forecheck was a major topic of conversation heading into this game because of how dominant it had looked against the Caps. Let's not forget, one reason Washington lost to the Carolina Hurricanes in the playoffs last year is because of their aggressive forecheck and ...
Tags: News, Washington, Columbus, Wilson, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Hagelin, Blue Jackets, Tom Wilson, Columbus Blue Jackets the Capitals

Why Marshawn Lynch decided to return to Seahawks ahead of 49ers game

Like a force ghost appearing to guide a pupil through turmoil, Marshawn Lynch emerged Monday to help his old team -- the Seattle Seahawks -- in their time of need. Lynch hadn't played at all in 2019, as he planned to retire following the 2018 season as a member of the Raiders. But with the Seahawks losing three running backs in three weeks, Lynch swooped in on Monday and signed with the Seahawks, hoping to help them in their winner-take-all Week 17 game vs. the 49ers on Sunday at CenturyLin...
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Mond leads A&M to 24-21 win over Oklahoma St. in Texas Bowl

On Friday night the Aggies showed the quality their coach talks about so much when they shook off a tough start to rally for 24-21 victory over Oklahoma State in the Texas Bowl. ''When they jumped out early we didn't say, 'Here we go again,''' Fisher said. Kellen Mond ran for a career-high 117 yards and threw a touchdown pass as Texas A&M scored 24 straight points to overcome the early deficit.
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California Officer Cleared In 2nd Fatal Shooting In Months

CERES, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California district attorney has declined to file charges against a police officer who fatally shot a 15-year-old boy in 2018, officials said. The shooting came just months after the officer and his sergeant opened fire on a 27-year-old man and killed him in 2017. The Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office deemed that the shooting of teenager Carmen “Spencer” Mendez by Ceres Police Officer Ross Bays to be justified. Bays was also cleared in the fatal 2017 sh...
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Tina Turner Mural Defaced With Botched ‘Swastika’ In North Carolina

Police are investigating the hate symbol painted in red over the mural.
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This durable cork-handled umbrella has style to spare

Sooner or later, everybody needs an umbrella. It's kind of the great equalizer that way. That does not, however, mean they all have to look the same. It's pretty rare to find one that matches any outfit without looking bland, much less does its job well, but Certain Standard's line of umbrellas are definitely ones you'll want to keep. Their Gramercy model is named for the effortlessly chic New York City 'hood, and it's easy to see why. The cork handle is as easy to grip as it is elegant, and the...
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Myanmar Rohingya: UN condemns human rights abuses

The UN General Assembly passes a resolution calling on Myanmar to stop hatred towards minorities.
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Ruling in Paul Haggis Case Gives Lift to #MeToo Lawsuits

An appeals court said a New York City law on gender-motivated attacks applies to accusations of sexual assault.
Tags: News, New York City, Sex Crimes, Sexual Harassment, Haggis, PAUL, Haleigh, Paul Haggis, Women and Girls, Decisions and Verdicts, Suits and Litigation (Civil, MeToo Movement, Breest

Uruguay seizes record 4.4 tonnes of cocaine in Montevideo

The 4.4 tonne, £765m haul was found in the port of Montevideo bound for Togo in West Africa.
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India's protests: why now?

Mumbai-based copywriter Sarah Syed says she was long alarmed by the Hindu nationalist direction of India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi but felt powerless to stop it -- until now. Like many others taking part in the current wave of protests, the final straw was Modi's new citizenship law and then the images of students being tear-gassed when they demonstrated against it. "Now though it feels criminal to sit out the protests and say nothing," the 27-year-old told AFP.
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Hawaii helicopter crash: Six people dead and one person missing after crash at top of 'Jurassic Park island'

The remains of six people have been found after a helicopter heading to one of the most rugged and remote coastlines in Hawaii crashed at the top of a mountain on the island of Kauai, authorities said. Officials said that there are no indications of survivors and that a search for the last person yet to be recovered would resume in the morning. Those who were recovered have not been identified and their families are being notified, authorities said. Two passengers are believed to be minors, the ...
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Survivors tell of France's 'dirty war' in Cameroon independence

Ekité (Cameroon) (AFP) - It was a "dirty war" waged by French colonial troops but it never made headlines and even today goes untold in school history books. The brutal conflict unfolded in Cameroon, which on January 1 marks its 60th anniversary of independence -- the first of 17 African countries that became free from their colonial masters in 1960. "My life was overturned," Odile Mbouma, 72, said in the southwestern town of Ekite.
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US military base blares false alarm amid N Korea concerns

A U.S. military base in South Korea accidentally blared an alert siren instead of a bugle call, causing a brief scare just as the U.S. and its allies are monitoring for signs of provocation from North Korea, which has warned it could send a “Christmas gift” over deadlocked nuclear negotiations. The siren at Camp Casey, which is near the border with North Korea, went off by “human error" at around 10 p.m. Thursday, said Lt. Col. Martyn Crighton, a public affairs officer for the 2nd Infantry Divi...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, News, North Korea, US, Korea, NHK, Camp Casey, 2nd Infantry Division, Lt Col Martyn Crighton

UK railways need ‘radical overhaul’, campaigners say

A pressure group says ending "nightmare rail journeys" can happen - but only with major reforms.
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What's streaming on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon in January

A new year? Try a new decade. Going out is so 20-teens so why not just stay in and stream your fun? Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Now and Acorn TV has got you covered. See what's available to watch in 2020.
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Bucks cruise past Hawks without injured Antetokounmpo

The NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks had more enough depth and skill without without Giannis Antetokounmpo to overwhelm the league-worst Atlanta Hawks. ''I think this was a pretty complete game by our group,'' Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer said. Khris Middleton scored 23 points, Ersan Ilyasova had season highs of 18 points and 17 rebounds and the Bucks overcame Antetokunmpo's absence to beat the Hawks 112-86 on Friday night.
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Police, Mall Management Working To Prevent Juvenile Mall Brawls

STOCKTON (CBS13) — The management at two Stockton malls took action after a melee between hundreds of juveniles Thursday night. These fights are becoming all too common on the day after Christmas. On Friday, the Weberstown Mall put a parental escort policy into effect. Kenvia Bockari saw the fights and walked away, but many teens did not, even after mall security and Stockton police broke up the melee. Instead, they moved across the street to Sherwood Mall. In the end, nobody was arrested but on...
Tags: News, Local, Syndicated Local, Stockton, Roseville, Sacramento Stockton, Roseville Galleria, Weberstown Mall, Stockton News, Roseville PD, Weberstown, Sherwood Mall, Kenvia Bockari, Mojeed Onipeed, Gloria Manzo, Pat Dobson Sherwood

Biden reiterates that he won't testify in a Senate impeachment trial

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden reiterated Friday that he would not comply with a subpoena to testify in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, in a new interview with the Des Moines Register's editorial board.
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Brett Brown doesn't hold back after Sixers' loss to Magic: 'It's a physicality issue'

The Sixers couldn't have been much higher after knocking off the NBA-best Milwaukee Bucks on Christmas day. A lackluster effort against the Magic in a 98-97 loss Friday (see observations) ruined those good vibes. It was the Sixers' sixth straight defeat in Orlando, joining Washington, D.C. - where the Sixers have lost 10 straight - as a peculiar house of horrors.
Tags: News, Washington, Nba, Magic, Orlando, Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks, Sixers, Brett Brown

Federal Judge Backs Georgia’s Purge of Nearly 100,000 Voters

The judge said the state’s move to cancel the voter registration status of inactive voters did not violate the United States Constitution.
Tags: Elections, News, Georgia, United States, Brad, Abrams, Decisions and Verdicts, Voter Registration and Requirements, Stacey Y, Raffensperger

Gold Star family lawsuit alleges contractors in Afghanistan funneled money to the Taliban

Family members of US service members who were killed or wounded in Afghanistan sued a number of prominent contractors on Friday that worked to rebuild the country post-invasion, accusing them of funneling millions of dollars in payments to the Taliban for protection that funded the group's attacks on American troops in the region.
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Thunder start OT with lead after bizarre technical, fend off Hornets late

Charlotte Hornets guard Devonte' Graham sunk a layup with just seconds left to force overtime with the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Spectrum Center on Friday night. Hornets guard Terry Rozier was assessed a technical foul at the end of regulation after he threw the ball into the stands, celebrating after he thought the Hornets had won the game. The Hornets went to the line with just 1.9 seconds left in overtime down two points.
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Federal judge denies bid to undo Georgia voter purge

A federal judge on Friday blocked an effort to restore 98,000 Georgia voters to the rolls who had been removed earlier this month after being classified as "inactive."
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