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Dec 12

Grilled on Fox, Pompeo says Saudis ‘have already paid the price’ for Khashoggi murder

LEAH MILLIS/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo again cast doubt on the reported CIA assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the brutal murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, saying the U.S. was still “developing” a “set of facts.” His defense of Saudi Arabia, which ranged from …

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Dec 12

Good Samaritan gives away frequent flyer miles to fly people home for the holidays

Peter Shankman(NEW YORK) — An entrepreneur who travels the world for work has made the holidays brighter for a group of complete strangers by giving them his frequent flyer miles. Peter Shankman’s donation is allowing five people from across the country to fly home over the holidays. “It’s pretty neat,” said Shankman, a New York …

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Dec 12

‘I want my daughter out’: Search ongoing for three missing in abandoned mine

stevenfoley/iStock(CLEAR CREEK, W.Va.) — As crews search for three people believed to be trapped in an abandoned West Virginia mine, their worried loved ones are desperate for their safe rescue. “I want my daughter out,” Randy Williams, the father of trapped woman Kayla Williams, told ABC News. Authorities believe four people illegally entered the Rock …

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Dec 12

BBB: Deceptive ‘free trial’ offers, fake celebrity endorsements are a billion dollar problem

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Millions of people in the U.S. have been victimized by scams involving “free trial” offers or subscription plans in disguise, both of which are often promoted with deceptive ads, some with fake celebrity endorsements, according to a new Better Business Bureau report. The report, released exclusively to ABC News’ Good Morning …

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Dec 12

New storm moving east with snow, strong wind and rain

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A new storm is firing up in the West and it will bring stormy weather to most of the country over the next four days. Already up to 2 feet of snow has been reported in parts of the Northwest while more than 4 inches of rain also fell in the …

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Dec 12

CEO pens post to working parents and the internet is cheering

Charity Delmo(NEW YORK) — A CEO is making news. Not because of a deal she brokered or a company she acquired. She’s making news by telling working parents to go home. Charity Delmo, the CEO and founder of Ideal Visa Consultancy in the Philippines, has a new rule: “Family over boss.” Delmo’s now-viral post has …

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Dec 12

UK PM Theresa May faces possible ouster in vote of no confidence over Brexit

Leon Neal/Getty Images(LONDON) — United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May defended her leadership outside 10 Downing Street just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, revealing that her Conservative Party had demanded a vote of confidence in her premiership amid the tumult of Britain exiting the European Union. The results of the vote will be announced at 9 …

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Dec 12

NC police officer under investigation after slamming teen sisters to ground

WTVD-TV(DURHAM, N.C.) — A North Carolina sheriff’s deputy was placed on leave after a video emerged of him slamming two teenage girls to the ground. The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office said it placed the officer on administrative leave on Tuesday, a day after video surfaced on Facebook showing the girls being wrestled to the ground …

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Dec 11

Breaking down the string of attacks on Jehovah’s Witness houses of worship

anouchka/iStock(SEATTLE) — A string of attacks on houses of worship used by Jehovah’s Witnesses in Washington state are under investigation. There have been four instances of arson and one shooting — spanning nine months and four locations — that investigators believe are connected to one another. “As these incidents were located in close proximity to …

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Dec 11

Chinese exec’s arrest comes at sensitive time, part of years-old clash with U.S. over tech giant

VCG/VCG via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — American and Chinese leaders are now in an international showdown over the U.S.-orchestrated arrest of a top executive at Huawei Technologies, the Chinese telecom giant that has become the world’s biggest supplier of network equipment for phone and internet services. The executive, Meng Wanzhou, was being detained in Canada after …

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