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Yemeni Houthis Say They Fired Missile at Abu Dhabi Nuclear Plant

Yemen’s Houthi rebels said they fired a ballistic missile at a nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi, targeting a second member of the Arab coalition battling them. There was no independent confirmation of the claim, reported by the rebel-affiliated al-Masirah TV. The reported strike comes just weeks after the Iranian-backed Houthis launched a missile at Saudi Arabia’s international airport in Riyadh. That attack, foiled by Saudi air defenses, upped the stakes in a showdown between the oil-rich kingdom and Iran. Saudi Arabia also intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen last week, which it said was a threat to regional and international security. Saudi Arabia and its allies have been mired in a conflict in Yemen since 2015, backing an internationally recognized government against Houthi...

France’s Griveaux Says Africans to Take Lead on Libya Migrants

African countries have to take the lead on rescuing migrants trapped in camps in Libya, French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said. French President Emmanual Macron said last week during a visit to Burkina Faso that a “police and military” effort was needed to bring home the migrants, who are mostly from sub-Saharan Africa and are in the hands of human traffickers as they seek to reach Europe. Macron did not say who would lead the effort. “There needs to be an inter-African force that can intervene,” Griveaux said Sunday on Europe1 radio. “African countries have to take the lead.” The African Union estimates there are between 400,000 and 700,000 migrants in at least 42 camps, and has already arranged some repatriation flights. Griveaux said the subject could be discussed a Dec. 13 ...

Chipotle tweaks unpopular queso recipe ahead of rumored nacho launch

All cheesiness aside, the Mexican grill is hoping to find favor with its new queso recipe.  (iStock) After striking out with fans with the unpopular debut of queso back in September, Chipotle is looking to make amends. The Mexican grill has not only whipped up a new recipe for the melted cheese dip, but is also testing a new menu item to showcase it, Business Insider reported on Nov. 29. “Chipotle’s queso is creamier but still has a really delicious flavor and is still made with all real ingredients,” a Chipotle spokesperson confirmed to The Daily Meal, adding that the chain had planned from the start to “continue to tweak the recipe.” WAFFLE HOUSE CUSTOMER COOKS OWN MEAL AS STAFFER SLEEPS Though queso’s debut on Chiptole menus everywhere was highly anticipated, customers were evidently no...

Lauer’s spouse, Annette Roque, known as ‘sad wife’ in Hamptons town: report

Matt Lauer arrives with his wife, Annette Roque, at an Academy Awards afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif., in this undated photo. In the wake of Matt Lauer’s firing from NBC over alleged sexual misconduct, his wife, Annette Roque, has reportedly been hiding from reporters in the couple’s home in New York’s Hamptons. Despite earlier rumors that suggested Roque took the kids and fled the country, a source told the New York Post that Lauer’s wife was still on Long Island, and the couple’s 14-year-old daughter was spotted leaving their home Saturday morning. Lauer, the former “Today” co-anchor, was fired from the network last week after an NBC employee told executives of his alleged sexual misconduct. Lauer allegedly “gave a colleague a sex toy” and “had a button under his desk” that loc...

U.S. House Republicans Prepare Contempt Action Against FBI, DOJ

U.S. House Republicans said Saturday they are drafting a contempt of Congress resolution against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray, claiming stonewalling in producing material in the Russia-Trump probes and other matters. “Unless all our outstanding demands are fully met by close of business on Monday, December 4, 2017, the committee will have the opportunity to move this resolution before the end of the month,” said Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, in a statement. Such contempt action has been under consideration by Nunes and other Intelligence Committee Republicans for several weeks. It is now moving forward after press reports Saturday about why a top FBI official assigned to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russia-Trump election collusi...

Trump demands Justice Department say who paid for salacious dossier

President Trump on Saturday called for his own Justice Department to publicly release who paid for a salacious dossier that includes unverified allegations about his connections with Russia. In an afternoon tweet, the president drew attention to how two officials at Fusion GPS, a political research firm behind the dossier, invoked the Fifth Amendment before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday. “Officials behind the now discredited ‘Dossier’ plead the Fifth,” the president tweeted. “Justice Department and/or FBI should immediately release who paid for it.” The dossier, authored by former British spy Christopher Steele, claims that the Russian government had collected compromising information on Trump for several years. The document was circulated among journalists in 2016 and prov...

Brock Turner, ex-Stanford swimmer, appeals sex assault conviction

Brock Turner served three months of his six-month sentence following his conviction for sexual assault in March 2016.  (Greene County Sheriff’s Office via AP) Brock Turner, a one-time college swimming star whose six-month sentence for a sexual assault conviction sparked national outrage, appealed his guilty verdict Friday. In their filing, Turner’s attorneys said their client was denied due process at a trial they described as a “detailed and lengthy set of lies.” “What we are saying that what happened is not a crime,” John Tompkins, Turner’s legal adviser, told KNTV. “It happened, but it was not anywhere close to a crime.” In addition to overturning the guilty verdict, Turner’s lawyers also hope to overturn his mandatory lifetime...

H.R. McMaster: Potential for war with North Korea increases ‘every day’

H.R. McMaster, President Trump’s national security adviser, said Saturday that the possibility of war with North Korea increases every day the problem over its nuclear program isn’t solved. “I think it’s increasing every day,” McMaster told Fox News’ Bret Baier at the Reagan National Security Forum in California. “It means we’re in a race. We’re in a race to be able to solve this problem.” Added McMaster: “There are ways to address this problem short of armed conflict, but it is a race because he’s getting closer and closer and there’s not much time left.” Last week, North Korea fired its highest-ever intercontinental ballistic missile, flying 1,000 miles higher than during its first ICBM launch in July. McMaster told Baier that North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un’s nuclear ambitions are the ...

Ex-Mueller team member’s role in Clinton email probe under review

EXCLUSIVE –  Two senior Justice Department officials have confirmed to Fox News that the department’s Office of Inspector General is reviewing the role played in the Hillary Clinton email investigation by Peter Strzok, a former deputy director for counterintelligence at the FBI who was removed from the staff of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III earlier this year, after Mueller learned that Strzok had exchanged anti-Trump texts with a colleague. A source close to the matter said the OIG probe, which will examine Strzok’s roles in a number of other politically sensitive cases, should be completed by “very early next year.”  The task will be exceedingly complex, given Strzok’s consequential portfolio. He participated in the FBI’s fateful interview with ...

ABC News colleague takes swipe at Brian Ross over anthrax scare reporting

ABC News correspondent Terry Moran, seen here in 2007, was the network’s White House correspondent at the time of the 2001 anthrax scare.  (REUTERS/Fred Prouser) ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Terry Moran appeared to criticize colleague Brian Ross on Twitter Saturday night over Ross’ reporting on the 2001 anthrax scare. Ross, the network’s chief investigative correspondent, was suspended for four weeks without pay after he incorrectly reported that former national security adviser Michael Flynn would testify that Donald Trump ordered Flynn to contact Russian officials to discuss foreign policy before Trump was elected president last year. Back in October 2001, Ross reported that an anthrax-laced letter sent to then-Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle’s office c...

New initiative to decriminalize magic mushrooms in Calif.

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Trump compares Flynn to Hillary, asks ‘rigged system’ or ‘double standard?’

President Donald Trump again took up the cause of former national security adviser Mike Flynn Saturday night, complaining that Flynn’s “life is destroyed” while Hillary Clinton escaped legal reckoning. Trump tweeted: “So General Flynn lies to the FBI and his life is destroyed, while Crooked Hillary Clinton, on that now famous FBI holiday “interrogation” with no swearing in and no recording, lies many times…and nothing happens to her? Rigged system, or just a double standard?” He then added: “Many people in our Country are asking what the “Justice” Department is going to do about the fact that totally Crooked Hillary, AFTER receiving a subpoena from the United States Congress, deleted and “acid washed” 33,000 Emai...