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'Death to gays' pastor jailed for 35 years for child molestation

'Death to gays' pastor jailed for 35 years for child molestation

The court found that Adkins exploited children by acting as a father figure and giving them gifts when in reality he was just grooming a teen-aged couple for sex. He was also jailed for 20 years on additional charges, all to run concurrently. Adkins previously made headlines when he dressed as a woman to protest LGBT rights law.



China allows North Korean coal ships to unload, but not import

Asked about the threshold for USA action, Haley told American broadcaster NBC that "if you see him attack a military base, if you see some sort of intercontinental ballistic missile, then obviously we're going to do that". Nikki Haley, Trump's U.N. ambassador, said the United States is not looking for a fight with Kim and would not attack North Korea "unless he gives us reason to do something".



Trump errs on the court system

But while the judge, William Orrick , is part of the U.S. District Court system, he does not sit on the Ninth Circuit, although that court would review his rulings on appeal. "Again, it's the 9th Circuit going bananas", Priebus said. Trump did, however, correctly claim that 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decisions are overturned "close to" 80 percent of the time-but that only refers to the appeals court, not to all 9th circuit courts and not to the Northern District court.



'Happy Days' star Erin Moran cause of death revealed

Sometime after that, amid reports of homelessness, Moran was seen living in a Holiday Inn Express in Corydon, Indiana, eight miles north of New Salisbury, the paper said. Moran reportedly lost her home in Palmdale, California to foreclosure in 2010, noted TMZ then. Erin Moran , best known for playing Joanie Cunningham on the 1970s sitcom, Happy Days , is dead at age 56.



Trump undercuts Steve Bannon, whose job may be in danger

Bannon has reportedly derided Kushner, Ivanka Trump, and their White House allies as "globalists" and "Democrats", and according to the New York Times many on the right worry that they represent "a slow and unsafe creep of liberalism into the administration".


Taliban attacks USA base as Mattis flies into Afghanistan

Taliban attacks USA base as Mattis flies into Afghanistan

Abdullah Habibi is stepping down as Defence Minister, and Qadam Shah Shahim as Army Chief of Staff, after a deadly Taliban attack last week. Analysts say the recent US-endorsed strategy of focusing on protecting major cities and other population centers in Afghanistan while consolidating forces will not be enough to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table.