Tuesday August 21-st, 2018

Jury Picked for Trial of Ex-Trump Campaign Chairman Manafort Jury Picked for Trial of Ex-Trump Campaign Chairman Manafort

Mueller was appointed by the U.S. Justice Department's No. 2 official a year ago to take over an FBI investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election and whether there was unlawful coordination between Trump's campaign and Moscow....

Koch Brothers Are a 'Total Joke' Koch Brothers Are a 'Total Joke'

Trump asserted that the Kochs "love" some of his policies, including tax cuts and conservative picks for federal courts. He said his policies "made them richer". Charles Koch said he "regrets" support for some Republican lawmakers in recent years....

President Trump Just Made Iran's Mullahs an Offer

President Trump has extended an olive branch to Iran's leaders just days after a tweet he wrote appeared to say he was ready to use military force should they "ever threaten the United States". "Speaking to other people, especially when you are ...

Mother and 5 kids killed in Michigan motel fire Mother and 5 kids killed in Michigan motel fire

Curtis' husband and a 1-year-old child survived. The fire swept through the Cosmo Extended Stay Motel in Sodus, Michigan, at about 1:45 a.m., killing the mother and her children, ages 2 through 10, the Berrien County Sheriff's Office said in a ne...

North Korea possibly constructing new intercontinental ballistic missiles North Korea possibly constructing new intercontinental ballistic missiles

An official told Reuters news agency that photos and infrared imaging indicates vehicles are moving in and out of the Sanumdong facility, but that it is unclear how far along the missile construction could be. Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un make histo...

Trio steal shark from aquarium by disguising it as a baby Trio steal shark from aquarium by disguising it as a baby

In a freaky case, two men and a woman stole a shark from an aquarium by disguising it as a baby and putting it in a stroller. However, the man refused to comply with the request, claiming his son was feeling ill and he must drive away immediately.

President Trump Declares California Emergency After Carr Fire Tornado President Trump Declares California Emergency After Carr Fire Tornado

With the unyielding 100-plus degree temperatures and bone-dry vegetation, authorities said there was no end in sight to the fire and expressed particular alarm about its rapid expansion. Driven by gale-force winds Thursday night, it exploded into a f...

Meeting with U.S. official ended with positive signals: Taliban Meeting with U.S. official ended with positive signals: Taliban

The Taliban official said the two sides agreed to meet again soon and resolve the Afghan conflict through dialog. The U.S. State Department declined to comment on the reported meeting with the Afghan insurgency. The conflict in Afghanistan began in...

Pakistan election: Imran Khan will need to form coalition, official results show Pakistan election: Imran Khan will need to form coalition, official results show

His main opponent, Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, said that his party has "reservations" over the way the election was held, but conceded to strengthen the country's democracy. The website has enlisted the promises made by Imran Khan, whose party has won a ma...

Paul Manafort, ex-Trump campaign chief, to begin trial Paul Manafort, ex-Trump campaign chief, to begin trial

But prosecutors' star witness is likely to be Gates, who worked closely with Manafort in Ukraine and later followed him into Trump's campaign as deputy chairman. His trial is expected to be lengthy. Mueller's original mandate was to investigate not o...

Nine states are suing the Trump administration to stop 3D-printed guns Nine states are suing the Trump administration to stop 3D-printed guns

The court decision means that the company Defense Distributed will be allowed to legally publish the designs for several gun models as early as this Wednesday, August 1. According to its website, "Defense Distributed is a non-profit, private defense ...

Sen. Rand Paul announces he’ll support the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh Sen. Rand Paul announces he’ll support the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh

Some liberals fumed on Twitter that Paul's decision was predictable and he had merely gotten attention for himself by initially "faking opposition" to Kavanaugh. Senate Republicans are pledging a swift confirmation process that would elevate Kavanaug...

Cyclists killed in Tajikistan were attacked with knives, witness says

A Daewoo sedan plowed into a group of seven foreign bicyclists about 60 miles south of the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, on Sunday, according to local police. A "wanted" notice disseminated by Tajik authorities named two suspects aged 18 and 19 from the s...

Zimbabwe's historic election: A look at the top candidates Zimbabwe's historic election: A look at the top candidates

Zimbabwe's election, the first since the removal of Robert Mugabe in a de facto coup a year ago, has in some cases been "very smooth", in others "totally disorganised", the European Union chief observer said on Monday, with voting still under way.

Carr Fire Chars 98,000+ Acres, 723 Homes Lost Carr Fire Chars 98,000+ Acres, 723 Homes Lost

Sweeney, from St. Petersburg, Florida, is a "hotshot", part of an elite team of highly trained wildland firefighters who spend fire season battling the fiercest blazes in the country. The threat to homes reflects the shrinking divide between wilderne...

Will Grace Mugabe face extradition now that immunity has been set aside? Will Grace Mugabe face extradition now that immunity has been set aside?

In 2017, Grace Mugabe injured a young girl during confrontation inside a local hotel. Mugabe is accused of assaulting model Gabriella Engels at a hotel in August a year ago. Vally said her decision was inconsistent with provisions in the Constituti...

Economic Slowdown Could Be Ahead for the U.S., Not Robust Growth Economic Slowdown Could Be Ahead for the U.S., Not Robust Growth

Economists say that figure, which contributed more than 1% to the GDP gains, was inflated in part by farmers seeking to get ahead of new trade tariffs on items such as soybeans. Unemployment among Blacks, Hispanics and women is now at record lo...

Bear caught in storm drain freed when manhole cover lifted Bear caught in storm drain freed when manhole cover lifted

An employee with the utilities company popped the sewer hole and CPW officers stood by with nonlethal rubber slugs in a shotgun. Video released by the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Southeast Region shows the bear poking its head up through a manhole, c...

Grieved families of MH370 victims hope for answers from official Grieved families of MH370 victims hope for answers from official

Head investigator Kok Soo Chon said , while its unlikely a deliberate diversion by the pilot or first officer, they can not exclude the possibility of a third party interference. Kok Soo Chon, the lead investigator, told a press conference. Kok ad...

Ex-lawyer says Trump knew of 2016 meeting with Russians Ex-lawyer says Trump knew of 2016 meeting with Russians

Trump also took aim at Cohen for hiring Lanny Davis, a high-profile lawyer perhaps best known for working for Bill and Hillary Clinton . Giuliani , however, claims that the President is "disappointed" that Cohen has betrayed him, carefully addi...

Ecuador denies Assange ordered out Ecuador denies Assange ordered out

Ecuador's former president Rafael Correa said in an interview with RT Saturday that Julian Assange's days in the Ecuadorean embassy in London are numbered, a claim which contradicts the statements made by Lenin Moreno Friday . "We have spoken to, ...

Around 40 Lakh Left Out In Assam NRC Report.. Around 40 Lakh Left Out In Assam NRC Report..

Parliament re-convened for the monsoon session on Monday, an hour after Assam released its second and final draft of citizens' register. "2,89,83,677 out of 3.29 crore applicants are eligible", Sailesh said. Vulnerable areas have been identified by...

USA pushing to establish 'Arab NATO' with aim to counter Iran USA pushing to establish 'Arab NATO' with aim to counter Iran

He said the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies were not discussing an option to boost production by more than 1 million bpd. The group and Tehran deny the accusations. 'Targeting the two Saudi oil tankers in the Red Se...

Trump threatens US government shutdown over border wall Trump threatens US government shutdown over border wall

Trump has previously floated the possibility of a government shutdown over border security and immigration , and on Sunday he made his threat explicit, saying he would do so unless Congress funds his proposed wall, which he promised Mexico would p...

Multiple fatalities in 6.4 magnitude natural disaster on Lombok island Multiple fatalities in 6.4 magnitude natural disaster on Lombok island

Five children were among those killed by the 6.4-magnitude tremor, which sent people running in panic and triggered landslides. Two of the aftershocks measured more than 5-magnitude. At 5:47 a.m., the quake rocked the nation's central islands with ...

The Northern California Wildfire Is Slowing Down After Claiming a Sixth Fatality The Northern California Wildfire Is Slowing Down After Claiming a Sixth Fatality

An 81-year-old bulldozer operator named Don Ray Smith and a fire inspector with the Redding Fire Department named Jeremy Stoke were also killed in the Carr Fire . The fire has destroyed 500 structures. Around 12,000 firefighters battled Sunday to ...

Lawyer says 3 women were paid hush money over alleged Trump affairs Lawyer says 3 women were paid hush money over alleged Trump affairs

The article said it would be a campaign finance violation if Cohen made the payment to bolster the then-candidate's chances of getting into office because it violates the election law by making a contribution that exceeds the legal limit and was not ...

A turning point for Zimbabwe? | ZANU-PF A turning point for Zimbabwe? | ZANU-PF

The former Zimbabwean president said he only resigned to avoid conflict and bloodshed and he did it for the people. "I'll make my choice among the other 22 [candidates]". He blamed "evil and malicious characters" for his resignation, which was met wi...

Polar bear killed after attack on Arctic cruise ship guard in Norway Polar bear killed after attack on Arctic cruise ship guard in Norway

Polar bear behaviour has changed in recent years as a result of increasing human encroachment on their territory, and a British student was killed by one during a field trip in 2011. Ms Etminan added that all cruise ships operating in the area are ob...

Gaza teen dies of wounds from Israeli border fire: ministry Gaza teen dies of wounds from Israeli border fire: ministry

A second boat, that is part of the same group, the Swedish-flagged Freedom, is expected to arrive in the Gaza area in the next couple days, according to the Freedom Flotilla Coalition. Another activist died years later. Other attempts to run the Is...

Three UK Jewish Papers Run Unprecedented Joint Editorial Condemning Corbyn's Anti-Semitism Three UK Jewish Papers Run Unprecedented Joint Editorial Condemning Corbyn's Anti-Semitism

Jewish lawmakers Dame Louise Ellman and Ruth Smeeth want the party to include in its permanent code of conduct, known as standing orders, the full International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition and examples, Arutz Sheva reports. A JEREMY C...

At least 10 people shot in New Orleans At least 10 people shot in New Orleans

Police said the men shot "indiscriminately", one with a rifle and the other with a handgun. Three dead, several injured in New Orleans . More than 20 evidence cones were in place that evening as police investigated the scene and family and friends...

Indonesia's Lombok Island hit by 6.4 magnitude natural disaster

A damaged house is seen following an quake in Lombok , Indonesia . At least three people were killed after a shallow 6.4-magnitude natural disaster struck the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday (July 29), officials said . Indonesia's meteor...

Potential Government Shutdown Looming Without Border Wall Funding Potential Government Shutdown Looming Without Border Wall Funding

Donald Trump tweeted Sunday morning that he'd be willing to shut down the government over immigration . Trump tweeted . "Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. The last spending bill funded $1.6 billion for border barriers, but that mone...

Trump, Putin open to another meeting, possibly in Moscow Trump, Putin open to another meeting, possibly in Moscow

A day after another chaotic day at the White House, President Donald Trump won't be holding one of his signature mini-press conferences as he leaves the mansion Thursday morning. "This type of retaliation is wholly inappropriate, wrong-headed, and ...

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