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Sarah Sanders invented story about FBI agents' reaction to Comey firing, Mueller report says

Sarah Sanders invented story about FBI agents' reaction to Comey firing, Mueller report saysThe then-deputy press secretary told reporters that Trump had heard from "countless" members of the FBI who had lost confidence in Comey. But in her testimony to federal investigators, Sanders admitted she made that up.

POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 1:59 PM

Young woman obsessed with Columbine found dead after frantic manhunt

Young woman obsessed with Columbine found dead after frantic manhuntThe body of Sol Pais, a student from Surfside, Florida, was found by authorities about 40 miles (64 km) west of Columbine High School, at about 10:30 a.m. local time, said Dean Phillips, special agent in charge of the Denver office of the FBI. Pais was found alone in a wooded area of Clear Creek County and appeared to have shot herself with the pump-action shotgun she had purchased after arriving in Colorado from Miami earlier this week, Phillips said at a news conference hours later.

POSTED APRIL 17, 2019 5:43 PM

The cruelest week: These 13 historic tragedies happened during the week of April 15

The cruelest week: These 13 historic tragedies happened during the week of April 15Is the week of April 15 cursed? Presidential assassinations, catastrophic accidents and massacres have happened during this unlucky week.

POSTED APRIL 17, 2019 1:20 PM

Notre Dame fire raises fears for UK's crumbling Parliament

Notre Dame fire raises fears for UK's crumbling ParliamentFor some Britons who watched Notre Dame burn so fiercely in Paris, the horror was mixed with apprehension. What happened to the French landmark this week could easily befall the Houses of Parliament in London. The seat of Britain's government is a crumbling, leaky, rodent-infested fire trap that fire wardens must patrol around the clock to avoid an inferno.

POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 9:41 AM

This Modern-Day Porsche Flat Nose Is A SEMA Winner

This Modern-Day Porsche Flat Nose Is A SEMA WinnerThis highly modified Porsche 911 997 is an homage to the iconic 935 racing cars. A racing car has one purpose – to go fast. The uncorrupted objective of their designers often results in some intriguing interpretations of the rules, as seen on the Porsche 935.

POSTED APRIL 17, 2019 7:49 AM

Peru's Ex-President Dies in Suicide as Police Raid His Home

Peru's Ex-President Dies in Suicide as Police Raid His HomeThe dramatic death of the longtime leftist underscores the scope of the Odebrecht affair, which has spawned bribery probes across Latin America and destabilized governments, above all in Peru. “President Garcia made the decision of a free man,’’ Mauricio Mulder, a lawmaker with Garcia’s Apra party, told reporters outside Casimiro Ulloa hospital. President Martin Vizcarra, whom Garcia had blamed for the investigations, confirmed his death in a tweet.

POSTED APRIL 17, 2019 4:53 PM

McDonald's pulls Signature Crafted burgers, doubles down on Quarter Pounders

McDonald's pulls Signature Crafted burgers, doubles down on Quarter PoundersMcDonald's Corp said it would remove costlier, premium burgers from its menus in favor of its more popular Quarter Pounders, shifting its focus to simpler and quickly-served burgers. The company said its new deluxe and bacon Quarter Pounders received good feedback and it would continue to focus on such items. "It (the removal) probably has more to do about the process of cooking the burger in McDonald's than it does what the consumer is saying about the food," said Howard Penney, a managing director at Hedgeye Risk Management.

POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 10:36 AM

Notre-Dame's precious rooster statue found 'battered' in debris

Notre-Dame's precious rooster statue found 'battered' in debrisA wrought copper statue of a rooster that sat atop Notre-Dame has been found "battered" in the debris of the Paris cathedral following its devastating fire, France's culture ministry said. The statue is considered all the more important because it contains three holy relics -- including a fragment of the Crown of Thorns believed by Christians to have been worn by Jesus Christ during his crucifixion, placed there to protect Parisians. The sculpture of the bird -- which is an unofficial symbol of France -- was recovered Tuesday by a restorer picking through the rubble left when the spire on which it had sat toppled at the height of the inferno that ravaged Notre-Dame on Monday, a ministry spokesman told AFP.

POSTED APRIL 17, 2019 4:46 AM

Notre Dame: Could America's historic landmarks be devastated by such a catastrophic fire?

Notre Dame: Could America's historic landmarks be devastated by such a catastrophic fire?From Independence Hall to the National Cathedral, key U.S. sites are protected by sophisticated fire and safety systems.

POSTED APRIL 17, 2019 11:52 AM

EU condemns US after Trump triggers ‘illegal’ Cuba sanctions

EU condemns US after Trump triggers ‘illegal’ Cuba sanctionsThe EU has condemned the United States after Donald Trump triggered a law that would ramp-up sanctions against European countries doing business in Cuba. The White House announced on Wednesday it would allow US citizens to sue foreign firms that do business deals involving property seized during the 1959 Cuban revolution.The new rule, which will likely open EU businesses up to lawsuits from America, comes amid a backdrop of US-EU trade tensions and a hardening policy in Washington against the Caribbean state. Companies from Europe and other parts of the world have established growing business interests in Cuba in the decades since the end of the Cold War, but the US has maintained a strict embargo on the country since the early 1960s.The new powers, which ban “trafficking” in property seized during the Cuban revolution, were included in the 1996 Helms Burton Act signed in law by Bill Clinton, but were never actually used until now.Brussels says the move to trigger the sanctions by the US is “contrary to international law” and a breach of a number of treaties signed by Mr Trump’s predecessors."In the light of the United States Administration's decision to not renew the waiver … the European Union reiterates its strong opposition to the extraterritorial application of unilateral Cuba-related measures that are contrary to international law," the EU's foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini and trade chef Cecilia Malmström said in a joint statement.“This decision is also a breach of the United States' commitments undertaken in the EU-US agreements of 1997 and 1998, which have been respected by both sides without interruption since then. “In those agreements, the US committed to waive Title III of the Helms-Burton Act and the EU, inter alia, suspended its case in the World Trade Organisation against the US.”The two EU chiefs added that the EU would “consider all options at its disposal to protect its legitimate interests”, including action against the US at the World Trade Organisation.Brussels also said any European companies sued in the US would be allowed to recoup any damages through EU courts.Speaking on Wednesday US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hailed the new measures, telling reporters: “Citizens’ opportunities for justice have been put out of reach for more than two decades.“Any person or company doing business in Cuba should heed this announcement.”The latest move by the US mirrors a similar policy of targeting European countries doing business with Iran. In response, the EU updated its blocking statute to help European firms do deals with the middle eastern country. The EU says the lifting of sanctions against Iran is vital so that the country can see the benefits of its cooperation on curtailing its nuclear programme.

POSTED APRIL 17, 2019 11:01 AM

Clayton Resident Shares Video Of Alleged “Porch Pirate”
A Clayton resident says she had a package stolen earlier this week just after 4 p.m. She said she was scrolling through her Ring doorbell alerts when she discovered the footage. The victim said, “Pretty brazen, considering I live on a dead end cul de sac in Clayton.” Click on the image to view the […]

POSTED APRIL 19, 2019 2:00 AM
CUTE ALERT! Geese Helping Their Babies Cross The Street While Drivers Wait (VIDEO)
This is the cutest video you’ll see today, we guarantee it! Thanks to Jim Fidelibus for sharing this adorable footage of two geese helping their babies cross the street, while some patient drivers look on in Walnut Creek.

POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 11:00 PM
DeSaulnier Issues Statement On The Release Of The Redacted Mueller Report
Congressman Mark DeSaulnier issued the following statement after Attorney General Barr released the redacted Mueller report to Congress: “Attorney General Barr proved he is the president’s attorney, not the people’s. The Mueller Report lays out evidence that President Trump engaged in obstruction of justice and misconduct and tried to get his associates to do the […]

POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 9:03 PM
Firefighters Extinguish Small Vegetation Fire At The End Of Regency Dr. In Clayton
Firefighters extinguished a small vegetation fire at the end of Regency Dr. in Clayton, inside Mt. Diablo State Park. The blaze started just before 1 p.m. on Thursday. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 8:14 PM
The Water Cooler – Solar Panels On Your Home
The “Water Cooler” is a feature on where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it. The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday in the noon hour. QUESTION: Have you ever considered getting solar panels on your home? If you have solar panels, do you like them, and […]

POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 7:00 PM
Mystery Surcharge Among Taxes, Fees Added To Gasoline In California

POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 5:00 PM
CoCo Sheriff’s Office Investigates Burglary At Diablo Fine Jewelers In Alamo (PHOTOS)
On Monday, April 15 at 1:38 a.m., Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a report of an alarm at Diablo Fine Jewelers on Danville Blvd. in Alamo. Deputy Sheriffs arrived minutes after being dispatched to find the store’s front window broken, and items from the store missing. The suspects are believed to have fled […]

POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 3:00 PM
Cal ABC Provides Free Training On Alcohol And Drug Education
Did you know? The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) protects communities through education and by administering prevention and enforcement programs designed to increase compliance with California’s alcoholic beverage laws. ABC encourages licensees to sign up for ABC’s Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs (LEAD) training free of charge. Licensees, their employees, and the general […]

POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 2:00 AM
Action Shot Of A Bobcat Jumping On A Fence In Clayton
Look at that great photo of a bobcat jumping on a fence in Clayton, near Keller Ridge. Beautiful animal. Click on the picture for a much larger view. Thanks to Kathryn for sharing it with us!

POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 12:01 AM
National Safe Digging Month Highlights Importance Of Calling 811
April is designated as National Safe Digging Month. This nationwide public safety initiative is supported by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and more than 1,000 other utilities to raise awareness about the importance of having underground utility lines marked in advance of any digging project. According to the Common Ground Alliance’s damage information reporting […]

POSTED APRIL 17, 2019 9:00 PM

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