Friday August 17-th, 2018

McConnell Cancels August Recess Due to 'Historic Obstruction by Senate Democrats'

McConnell's office said senators will likely be on a break for the first full week of August before returning for the rest of the month. This is a developing story and will be updated . Chris Van Hollen (Md.) insists that his party doesn't oppose ...

The Latest on Guatemala’s Deadly Volcano Eruption The Latest on Guatemala’s Deadly Volcano Eruption

Former Abbotsford resident Judy Bergen lives in Jocotenango, Guatemala (top right), not far from where Volcan de Fuego (bottom left) erupted on Sunday. In the devastated town of El Rodeo , gray soot coated trees and homes and an ash-covered deer...

Lava from Hawaii volcano destroys hundreds more homes Lava from Hawaii volcano destroys hundreds more homes

Several holdouts were airlifted by helicopter on Sunday, leaving no more than a handful of people who refused to leave, officials said. On Tuesday, a civil defense official told Reuters that at least 60 to 80 more homes were believed to have been d...

Volcano rescue disrupted in Guatemala

Rescue workers inspect an area affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano in the community of San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla , Guatemala June 5, 2018. Sanchez, the Conred spokesman, said many dogs and cats had been rescued with burns on th...

Saudi threatens to strike Qatar over missile deal with Russian Federation Saudi threatens to strike Qatar over missile deal with Russian Federation

How is the state of Qatar, the world's largest exporter of natural gas (LNG), coping with the GCC crisis? Across the glittering high-rise towers of Qatar, the face of the country's ruler still seems to be everywhere a year after Arab nations impo...

Crocodile kills pastor during mass baptism in Ethiopia Crocodile kills pastor during mass baptism in Ethiopia

The pastor suffered bites to his legs, back and hands and died in the attack. "He baptised the first person and he passed on to another one", said eyewitness Ketema Kairo. While a tragic story from a human standpoint, Pastor Ocho is in the arms of ...

White House Aid Kelly Sadler Out After Mocking John McCain White House Aid Kelly Sadler Out After Mocking John McCain

John McCain , no longer works at the White House, the White House confirmed Tuesday. John McCain's physical condition has left the White House, principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah said in a statement. She noted that she "did not receive tha...

"We have Russian hit-list of 47 people", Ukraine tells allies

Babchenko made a shock reappearance at a press conference in Kiev on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after the Ukrainian authorities reported he had been shot dead at his home in a contract-style killing blamed on Russian Federation. He said he turne...

Guatemala's Fuego Volcano Erupts Again, Forcing Rescue Workers To Scramble For Cover

View of the damage casued by the eruption of the Fuego Volcano in San Miguel Los Lotes, a village in Escuintla Department, about 35 km southwest of Guatemala City, on June 4, 2018. The 3,763-meter (12,346-foot) volcano erupted early Sunday, spewing...

Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes overnight Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes overnight

After losing his Vacationland home the night before in the lava flow, Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim spoke to the public at the weekly meeting in Pahoa about the ongoing eruption. A U.S. Geological Survey photo shows lava entering the ocean at Kapoh...

Guatemala toll rises to 73 after strong explosion Guatemala toll rises to 73 after strong explosion

Rescuers, police and journalists hurried to leave the area as a siren wailed and loudspeakers blared, "Evacuate". "The people ended up buried in almost 3 meters of lava ", Ortiz said. At midday on Tuesday, the National Forensics Institute said it ...

Melania Trump Set to Make Public Appearance at Gold Star Families Event Melania Trump Set to Make Public Appearance at Gold Star Families Event

Melania's decision not to go to Quebec is a departure from previous year when she made an global summit debut at the G7 meeting in Italy and followed up at the forum of G20 industrialized and developing nations in Germany. On May 14, she was checked ...

Minnesota woman's obituary takes startling turn Minnesota woman's obituary takes startling turn

It states when she was born, who her parents were, the name of her husband, children, etc. The obituary says Dehmlow "abandoned" her children when she moved. Linda Mann, of Greenfield, Wisconsin wrote: "The good Lord loves you more than anyone else...

US Ex-Defense Intelligence Officer Held Over Alleged Spying for China US Ex-Defense Intelligence Officer Held Over Alleged Spying for China

The agent, Ron Rockwell Hansen, was arrested on Saturday, June 2 as he was preparing to board a flight to China . By early this year it was alleged the Federal Bureau of Investigation had found Hansen was seeking from American colleagues informati...

Sixty-two dead in Guatemala volcano eruption Sixty-two dead in Guatemala volcano eruption

Villages on the slopes of Fuego volcano were buried in volcanic ash, mud and rocks as the volcano erupted for 16 and a half hours on Sunday. By late afternoon, lava was flowing down the mountain, engulfing homes and roads, and crippling rescue ...

Stephen Colbert mocks Trump for claim he could pardon himself Stephen Colbert mocks Trump for claim he could pardon himself

On Monday night's Late Night , Stephen Colbert read Trump's tweet aloud then joked, "Oh, I love riddles". Still, Monday's tweets by the President went further than before in attempting to undermine the legal basis for the investigation int...

Russian Federation 'not trying to split EU', says Putin Russian Federation 'not trying to split EU', says Putin

President Putin said his meetings with Austrian leaders had been "very constructive but not easy". Putin said that Russian Federation was able to overcome the difficulties caused by the European Union restrictions and " managed not only to main...

California governor candidates make last pitch to voters in Los Angeles County California governor candidates make last pitch to voters in Los Angeles County

Gov. Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. President Trump tweeted his support of California Republicans House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy as well as Devin Nunes. Voters in Alabama , California , Iowa , Mississipp...

At least 25 dead, death toll from Guatemala volcano climbing At least 25 dead, death toll from Guatemala volcano climbing

Photos of the village show bodies partially buried in ash. Volcanic ash covers parked motorcycles. The 3,763-meter (12,346-foot) volcano erupted early Sunday, spewing out towering plumes of ash and a hail of fiery rock fragments with scalding ...

Multiple injuries in bus crash on Hwy 401 WB at Prescott Multiple injuries in bus crash on Hwy 401 WB at Prescott

Suzanne Runciman said of those on board, adding that they were non-English speakers. A manager at Massachusetts-based Union Tour Express says he has heard that one of its buses was involved in the accident, but did not have any further information....

Israeli PM failed to convince Merkel on Iran Israeli PM failed to convince Merkel on Iran

One of Trump's demands - which European allies support in principle - is new negotiations to rein in Iran's ballistic missile program, which was not covered by the nuclear deal. Israel's intelligence minister called Tuesday for a military coalition ...

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Officer fired after hitting suspect with cruiser CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Officer fired after hitting suspect with cruiser

Around 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Officer Taylor Saulters got wind of a police call that there was a search out for Timmy Patmon , 24, for a probation violation. While handcuffing Patmon on the ground, Saulters threatens to use a stun gun on him when Patm...

Singapore's Gurkha Contingent likely to guard Trump-Kim summit Singapore's Gurkha Contingent likely to guard Trump-Kim summit

The KCNA report said Assad made the comments about a possible trip to North Korea last Tuesday while receiving the credentials of the North Korean ambassador. official commented on a report by South Korea's Yonhap news agency that all three o...

Trump Cancels Eagles White House Visit Over National Anthem Row Trump Cancels Eagles White House Visit Over National Anthem Row

Trump and the White House have spent much of the past year waging a public relations campaign against the NFL after several players staged protests during the national anthem in 2017. Kellyanne Conway, the presidential counselor and a diehard Ea...

U.S. Reportedly in Talks for Possible Trump-Putin Summit U.S. Reportedly in Talks for Possible Trump-Putin Summit

Ambassador to Russia John huntsman. If and when it happens, the summit would be the third in-person meet-up between Trump and Putin, and would undoubtedly be overshadowed by the ongoing investigation into Russia's election meddling in 2016 by speci...

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