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Syrian foreign ministry blasts new US-backed border force

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USA support for the SDF has put enormous strain on ties with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Turkey, which views YPG as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) - a group that has waged a three-decade insurgency in Turkey and is considered a terrorist group by the European Union, Turkey and the United States. Read More »

Wrong woman killed in love triangle murder-for-hire plot, officials say

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They later abandoned her auto, which cable workers eventually found Monday morning. Three people were arrested on Friday in the death of a woman reported missing on Monday, according to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office. According to the station, the pair, both 22, kidnapped Zengotita-Torres after she left work Sunday and drove home. The suspects continued to use Zengotita-Torres' ATM card, which eventually led police to arrest Lopez-Ramos on Thursday while she was attempting to use the ... Read More »

Police Chase Greyhound Bus With Possible Gunman Aboard

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The man arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot and kill people on a Greyhound bus Friday night was a previously deported illegal immigrant living in Chicago, Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said Saturday. He said passengers in the back of him were yelling at the driver to pull over. Police have not said what led up to the incident. Schmaling said Vargas-Rosas, 33, works at a restaurant in Milwaukee and was taking the bus home to Chicago, where he resides illegally. Read More »

Snow may cause dicey travel Sunday night into Monday morning

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Yet another reinforcing surge of Arctic air arrives early in the morning of our Martin Luther King, Jr. The weekend's here, and it's off to a cold start. A Wind Chill Warning has been issued for the St. Cloud area as frigid air and high winds will make for unsafe conditions. Low around 2. Northerly wind 5 to 15mph. Read More »

Trump's Bizarre Decision to Increase the Number of Undocumented Immigrants

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Yanira Arias moved to the United States in 2000, fleeing a high crime rate and daily harassment. Each of these designations is set for a period of 18 months at which point the status is either renewed or revoked. Oliva is terrified about the possibility of bring her children to Salvador where they would go to schools infested by gang turf wars. They've gotten jobs, paid taxes, started families. Read More »

Man attacks Canadian schoolgirl with scissors to cut off her hijab

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School staff reported the incident to police around 9:15 a.m., shortly after Khawlah told them what happened, Toronto police said, noting that they were searching for a suspect in his 20s. According to Toronto publication, The Star , Khawlah's blue hijab has been taken by police as evidence and a friend loaned her a white one to wear. Read More »

Ryan: Trump's inflammatory immigration comments are 'very unfortunate'

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House Speaker Paul Ryan regarded President Donald Trump's alleged comments calling Haiti, El Salvador and African nations "sh*thole countries" as "unfortunate" and "unhelpful" Friday. Ryan said he didn't think there would be a government shutdown, adding that Republicans and Democrats are making progress on spending caps. But he said he wants it to be part of a deal on border security. Read More »

U.S. embassy in London corrects Trump over 'bad deal'

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On Friday evening, a U.S. embassy spokesman hit back at the President's claims and said the plan to finance the project was developed in 2007, at a time when George W. The uproar came after Trump re-tweeted three anti-Muslim videos posted by a leader of the far-right group Britain First - a tiny group that regularly posts inflammatory videos. Read More »

Trump's Jerusalem decision has led to a war between ISIS and Hamas

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According to Site, a United States monitoring agency that keeps track of jihadi platforms, the 22-minute video shows a man, identified as Abu Kazem al-Maqdisi, urging Islamic followers in Gaza to mount attacks on Hamas. IS claims Hamas' attempts "to disband Islamic law" enabled the U.S.to make such a decision. Just because the funds were not transferred does not mean they were frozen, Ravid quotes a State Department official as saying. Read More »

IRS Unveils New Income Tax Withholding Guidelines

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But for many taxpayers, they will need to assess whether the new tables really are withholding enough money so that they're not saddled with a big bill when they file their taxes next year. "With the child tax credit, like, 'Is it true that will increase?' Yes, it increases, but not with the 2017 tax year, for the 2018 tax year", said Curtis. Read More »

Govt launches trade complaint against United States over duties

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An official with the Foreign Affairs Ministry said Ottawa's most recent complaint aims to add weight to Canada's argument that import duties have been levied unfairly. The Trump government's re-introduction of duties on Canadian softwood and newsprint exports will cost the industry billions and job loss could be as high as 25,000. Read More »

Suspects Sought in Salisbury Armed Robbery

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Police are searching for a suspect after a possible armed robbery scare at the Walgreens in Hamburg Wednesday night. After one suspect took out a shotgun, the second went up to the counter, knocked down merchandise, and took the cash register. Read More »

MH370: Malaysia Signs Deal With United States Firm to Locate Missing Plane

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The government signed a " no cure, no fee " deal with the Houston, Texas-based company to resume the hunt for the plane, a year after the official search by Malaysia, Australia and China in the southern Indian Ocean was called off. Ocean Infinity will use six torpedo-shaped HUGIN vessels launched from the mothership, which will communicate with them using an acoustic modem as they search in parallel for the debris field. Read More »

India, Pakistan held NSA-level talks focussing on cross-border terrorism: MEA

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He said India used the opportunity to raise the issue of cross border terrorism, infiltration and safe sanctuaries for terrorists along the border with Pakistan . The Spokesperson said that the NSA-level metings were part of an "operational-level dialogue" similar to the talks that are held between the DGMOs of both sides and between the border forces of two countries. Read More »

Georgia QB Eason headed to Huskies

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Eason, who started for the Bulldogs in 2016, spent the season as Fromm's backup when he got healthy. No disrespect to Jake Browning , who just happens to be one of the best quarterbacks in the Pac-12, but if Jacob Eason transfers back home to play for Chris Peterson and Washington , the Huskies would be considered favorites to win the conference title. Read More »

Our soldiers massacred Rohingya - Myanmar

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The use of the term "Bengali" is the commonly used term for Rohingya in Burma as it implies they are illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, despite them living in Burma for generations. Security forces had to protect Inn Din village because it is surrounded by Muslim villages of which residents threatened the Inn Din villagers, it said. Read More »

House Democrats call on Republicans to pull FISA bill, cite Trump tweet

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And with the FISA law set to expire in the coming days, unless Congress acted to revive it, they had an opening to push new changes to USA surveillance law. "You have to realize that all of us are caught up in this", he said. But it's unclear whether the bill has enough support . After the House approved the renewal, Paul vowed to fight it in the Senate. Read More »

Trump Opens Way for States to Seek Work Requirement for Medicaid

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Health insurance reforms initiated during Barack Obama's presidency raised the income cap for access to Medicaid, allowing millions of low-income earners to join the Medicaid rolls. Contrary to the right-wing trope that recipients of Medicaid are unemployed moochers, a Kaiser Family Foundation study published last month found that 80 percent of adult Medicaid recipients "live in working families, and a majority are working themselves". Read More »

Ecuador wants Julian Assange out of London embassy

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He had been wanted on assault claims in Sweden , which have been dropped , but now fears extradition to the US. Assange has been living in the Ecuador embassy since 2012, after he was accused of many charges during his stint at WikiLeaks , which include purportedly leaking several classified documents. Read More »

Wintry mix Wednesday night to turn to snow on Thursday

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We may be enjoying a "heat wave" in central in right now, but it'll be short-lived as the next winter system makes its way into the area with the potential to drop several inches of snow along its path. Wind chill values as low as -9. Winter storm watch in effect from Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon. Here's a look at our forecast map for Friday night to give a general idea of the areas that could see wintry weather. Read More »