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December 18, 2018 8:49 PM Who is Emmet Sullivan? 5 things to know about judge in Michael Flynn case

Judge Emmet Sullivan has been appointed to positions by both Republican and Democratic presidents. (Official photo) Judge Emmet Sullivan was at the heart of Michael Flynn’s dramatic sentencing hearing Tuesday, once again delaying it. Sullivan tore into Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, telling him he couldn’t hide his “disgust 219

December 18, 2018 9:35 AM Vladimir Putin Decries Prosecution of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia

(MOSCOW) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has pledged to look into the reported persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Russia officially banned the Christian denomination last year and declared the religious group an extremist organization. Nearly 100 Jehovah’s Witnesses face charges in Russia, and 25 of them are in jail awaiting trial. Human rights activists 90

December 18, 2018 2:04 AM US 'bans Yemen mum from visiting dying toddler in California'

The Yemeni mother of a dying boy in California is being prevented from seeing him due to a US ban on visitors from her country, the family says. Two-year-old Abdullah Hassan was born with a brain disease that doctors say he will not survive. His relatives say his mother wants to see him one last time before they take him off life-support. His father 123

December 18, 2018 1:18 AM Reports: Astros agree to deal with OF Brantley

The Houston Astros agreed to terms on a two-year, $32 million deal with outfielder Michael Brantley on Monday evening, according to multiple reports. The deal was not yet official but both sides agreed to the terms, Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reported. The contract reportedly runs through the 2020 season and does not include any club or player options 163

December 17, 2018 6:09 AM 'Tata' Martino to make Atlanta return as Mexico boss for pre-Gold Cup friendly

MEXICO CITY -- Gerardo "Tata" Martino is set to return to Atlanta ahead of the Gold Cup as Mexico coach this June, according to sources consulted by ESPN FC. Martino led Atlanta United to the MLS Cup in his second season in charge to become a legend in the city and the Argentine is widely reported to be taking over the Mexican national team in early 102

December 16, 2018 3:03 PM 'Wreaths Across America' honors fallen vets at hundreds of locations in the US

At hundreds of ceremonies this weekend, Americans quietly paid their respects to those who served and lost their lives in the country's wars. "Wreaths Across America" is an annual December event that pays tribute to U.S. servicemembers. "We're here to honor the veterans. My father was a veteran, my grandfather and my great grandfather and we’re here to place 108

December 15, 2018 10:05 PM World Leaders Agree to Paris Climate Accord Rules After 2 Weeks of U.N. Talks

(KATOWICE, Poland) — Officials from around the world have agreed upon a set of rules to govern the 2015 Paris climate accord after two weeks of U.N. climate talks in Poland. Michal Kurtyka, a Polish official chairing the talks in Katowice, gaveled the deal Saturday after diplomats and ministers from almost 200 countries approved. The U.N. talks were meant 90

December 15, 2018 10:40 AM Smalling signs new Man United contract through to 2022

Chris Smalling has put pen to paper on a new three-and-a-half year contract with Manchester United. Smalling, 29, joined United from Fulham in 2010 and has made 307 appearances for the club, scoring 18 goals. He has penned a new deal through to the summer of 2022, with the option of an additional year. "This is my ninth season with the club and I am delighted 111

December 14, 2018 11:42 PM Last minute donation saves Chicago church from auction

CHICAGO – A 120-year-old Chicago church was saved from auction after a midnight call from a group of donors, which one church official said was "a Christmas miracle." Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church held what parishioners believed would be its final service on Thursday. The church was slated to go to auction Friday after facing legal issues and about 112

December 13, 2018 6:30 PM Tunisia doctors protest against wage disclosure

TUNIS, (Reuters) - - Hundreds of lawyers and doctors in Tunisia protested on Wednesday against a new law that will force them to disclose their salaries as part of a government bid to raise taxes. The North African country is under pressure from foreign donors to increase tax revenues to cut a budget deficit. Parliament passed on Monday a bill which 96