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Trump touts his dealmaking skills after meeting American pastor freed from TurkeyPresident Trump, welcoming the Rev. Andrew Brunson on his return to the United States after a two-year imprisonment in Turkey, took credit for his release and blamed President Obama for not getting him out sooner.


10/13/2018 8:25:06 PM

Jamie Dimon Joins Growing List Of Business Leaders Skipping Saudi ConferenceJamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, and Bill Ford, chairman of the


10/14/2018 9:48:44 PM

Mourners Pack Funeral for 8 of 20 Killed in New York Limo CrashFive teddy bears lay by the urns, one for each young child who lost a parent


10/14/2018 8:31:11 AM

Bodies Of 11 Infants Found In Shuttered Funeral Home's CeilingLaw enforcement has recovered the remains of 11 infants hidden in a false


10/13/2018 10:50:09 AM

Planned Parenthood plans for a post-Roe futureAbortion-rights advocates are preparing for the likelihood that the Supreme Court in the near future may curtail, or completely overturn, Roe v. Wade. Their strategy focuses on securing abortion rights in individual states.


10/13/2018 8:26:40 AM

More dead expected in destroyed Florida Panhandle towns after MichaelDozens of people remained missing on Sunday in Florida Panhandle communities reduced to ruins by Hurricane Michael as rescuers said they expected the death toll to rise and survivors grappled with power outages and shortages of food and water. Already at least 18 deaths in four states have been blamed on the hurricane as rescue crews using cadaver dogs and heavy equipment searched through collapsed homes in small towns such as Mexico Beach and Panama City for more victims. "If we lose only one life, to me that's going to be a miracle," Mexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey told local media.


10/14/2018 6:49:42 PM

Bavarian voters punish Merkel allies in state electionGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative allies lost their absolute majority in Bavaria's state parliament by a wide margin in a regional election.


10/14/2018 6:18:08 PM

Cat Rescued From Trash 'Minutes' Before Pile Tossed Into Garbage CompactorA cat just minutes away from possibly getting thrown into the jaws of a trash


10/13/2018 4:41:08 PM

Donald Trump welcomes Andrew Brunson home with Oval Office celebrationAn American pastor released from a Turkish prison on Friday knelt at Donald Trump's feet on Saturday, praying for the US president during a gathering in the Oval Office.  Andrew Brunson, a 50-year-old preacher from North Carolina, who has lived in Turkey for over 25 years, asked Mr Trump if he could pray for him. “I need it more than anybody in this room,” the president replied. Mr Brunson then knelt, asking God to give Mr Trump “the wisdom to lead this country into righteousness”. He continued: "Protect him from slander, from enemies. Fill him with your wisdom, and strength, and perseverance." President Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo bow their heads as Andrew Brunson prays for the administration Credit: AP Mr Brunson was detained in October 2016 and charged with links to Kurdish militants and supporters of Fethullah Gulen, the cleric blamed by Turkey for a failed coup attempt that year.  He strongly denied any links to militants, and Mr Trump took up his case with gusto, demanding the preacher be released. His case became a bitter diplomatic row between Ankara and Washington. Mr Trump said the pastor's release marked a significant improvement in US-Turkish relations. “This is a great step towards having the kind of relationship with Turkey that we want to have,” he said, emphasizing that the US had not made any payment or granted concessions to Turkey in exchange for his release. "The only deal, if you can call it a deal, is a psychological one," he said. "We feel much different to Turkey today than we did yesterday. I think we have a chance now to have a really great relationship." There was NO DEAL made with Turkey for the release and return of Pastor Andrew Brunson. I don’t make deals for hostages. There was, however, great appreciation on behalf of the United States, which will lead to good, perhaps great, relations between the United States & Turkey!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2018 Flanked by Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, and John Bolton, the national security advisor, plus a phalanx of senators and advisors, Mr Trump paid tribute to the work of his team in securing his release. He also said the country was delighted he was home. “Right now the whole world is a fan of yours,” he said. Andrew Brunson, pictured in Turkey in July, escorted by police to house release at his home in Izmir Mr Brunson said he and his family still loved Turkey and the Turkish people, but added that he was unsure what he would do next. “Spend time with our children, and then pray and see what God wants next for us," he said. "In the future we will probably be doing some interviews, but this is just a time to thank this administration. We love this country. Last night we arrived in Germany, and the ambassador met us at 1:30am – I couldn’t believe it. He had a flag and I took it and very naturally kissed it." His wife, Norine, added her thanks to the president, who jokingly asked who she voted for. She replied that she had voted for him. "I sent an absentee ballot from prison," Mr Brunson added.


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