Wednesday October 17-th, 2018

Martha McSally up early in Arizona Republican Senate primary Martha McSally up early in Arizona Republican Senate primary

Jeff Flake , who is retiring after his fierce criticism of Trump made his political future in the state untenable. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) said on Monday that he wait until McCain is buried this weekend before naming his successor. McSally wi...

Strong 6.0 quake hits western Iran: USGS Strong 6.0 quake hits western Iran: USGS

Kermanshah Governor Houshang Bazvand said that electricity had been temporarily cut to several villages. Authorities said rescue teams had been deployed to the area. A magnitude 5.9 quake struck near the Iranian city of Kermanshah, killing two and ...

Texas company sells plans for 3D-printed guns despite ban Texas company sells plans for 3D-printed guns despite ban

District Judge Robert Lasnik agreed Monday, saying the government's actions "not only impact national security but have domestic repercussions as well ". State Department that would have allowed the files to be posted publicly online. Washington sta...

Holy calamari: Giant squid washes up on New Zealand beach Holy calamari: Giant squid washes up on New Zealand beach

If a giant squid ends up on a beach, it's probably dead and was carried there by the waves. A spokesperson for the Department of Conservation told Stuff that giant squid corpses like this washing up is " not common " but also " not ra...

Colombians held a referendum on corruption Colombians held a referendum on corruption

But the measure failed because it did not earn the 12.1 million votes needed to pass. With almost 100 percent reporting, just 11.6 million people had voted, under a third of the 36.4 million eligible voters. Colombian law now sets senators' salarie...

Endorsed gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis prevails in Florida GOP primary Endorsed gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis prevails in Florida GOP primary

With more than one-third of the vote counted. DeSantis entered the race in January and largely built his name recognition with near-nightly Fox News appearances. The contest could be critical to the balance of power in the Senate in November. Bil...

Almost 3000 deaths in Puerto Rico linked to Maria Almost 3000 deaths in Puerto Rico linked to Maria

The new estimate of 2,975 dead in the six months after Maria had devastated the island in September 2017, knocking out the entire electrical grid, was made by researchers with the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington Universi...

UAE, Saudis may have committed war crimes in Yemen: UN Experts UAE, Saudis may have committed war crimes in Yemen: UN Experts

The experts also chronicled the damage from coalition airstrikes, the single most lethal force in the fighting, over the previous year. Largely due to the objections of Saudi Arabia and its allies, the council failed several times to authorize a mo...

What's Behind The Abrupt Departure Of France's Environment Minister? What's Behind The Abrupt Departure Of France's Environment Minister?

Shortly after the US announced its withdrawal from the Paris accord, a global pact to combat climate change, French President Emmanuel Macron assumed the mantle of environmental crusader with a pointed rebuke of the Trump administration: " Make our...

Donald Trump Apparently Thinks The U.S. Flag Has A Blue Stripe Donald Trump Apparently Thinks The U.S. Flag Has A Blue Stripe

America's flag is one of the most popular ones on the planet, but for whatever reason, the country's President could not really figure out. On paper, trump shows the flag of three horizontal stripes - red, white and blue. " Donald Trump has been phot...

Google responds to Donald Trump, says no political motive in search results Google responds to Donald Trump, says no political motive in search results

They are controlling what we can & cannot see. Twitter and Facebook have both denied bias in policing their platforms. He says this "very serious situation-will be addressed!" Google does not reveal the algorithms that power its search engine...

After Torrent Of Criticism, Trump Honors John McCain’s Service After Torrent Of Criticism, Trump Honors John McCain’s Service

The senator died Saturday at the age of 81 after a long battle with brain cancer. I have asked Vice President Mike Pence to offer an address at the ceremony honoring Senator McCain at the United States Capitol this Friday. McCain was known for his ...

Iran says it signed deal to rebuild Syria's military Iran says it signed deal to rebuild Syria's military

Syria's pro-government and Arabic-language al-Masdar news agency, citing an unnamed official at Mezzeh Military Airport, reported that troops stationed at the facility, which lies southwest of the old center of Damascus , had been ordered to prepa...

Denver boy killed himself after being bullied at school, Mom says Denver boy killed himself after being bullied at school, Mom says

Leia Pierce KDVR says weeks before school started, her son, Jamel Myles , told her he was gay. Jamel Myles came out to his mother this summer, and then told his classmates after starting fourth grade Monday at Denver's Joe Shoemaker Element...

Iran Urges UN Court To Halt 'Economic Aggression' By U.S. Iran Urges UN Court To Halt 'Economic Aggression' By U.S.

Iran demanded in The Hague that the top United Nations court suspend the unilateral U.S. sanctions, which were slapped back on three weeks ago following the USA withdrawal from a landmark 2015 nuclear accord with Tehran. "The United States is pub...

UK supports South African land reform - PM May

The government has held out the prospect of increased trade with non-European Union countries as one of the major selling points of Brexit as it prepares to leave the bloc, now its biggest trading partner, in March next year. May will present Ramap...

Michael Cohen's lawyer Lanny Davis backpedals on key claims Michael Cohen's lawyer Lanny Davis backpedals on key claims

The official revealed to Sherman that, even though Trump was fairly subdued and depressed during his big West Virginia rally shortly after the conviction of Paul Manafort and the guilty plea of Michael Cohen , he was back to being angry and vengef...

'It was definitely a first': Wellington divers discover giant squid on beach

A Department of Conservation spokesman said it was nearly certainly a giant squid, the bodies of which washed up relatively regularly. The brothers then contacted New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research , which event...

Uhuru, Trump agree to improve trade and security Uhuru, Trump agree to improve trade and security

Speaking at the White House Monday, the President Trump expressed confidence the two sides will work together on a number of agreements. We are here to renew that partnership. This is really great. The two leaders also announced that their governme...

McCain lauded by presidents past and present, world leaders McCain lauded by presidents past and present, world leaders

Press Release - U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) released the following statement on the passing of U.S. Senator John McCain . McCain was a frequent visitor to Israel who backed it in the Senate and strongly opposed the nuclear ambitions and...

WH Re-Lowers Flag For McCain After Taking Heat From Vets' Groups

John McCain sent one final farewell message to the American people and with it, one last condemnation of the President Donald Trump and his policies. Trump also delayed issuing the customary proclamation for flags to remain at half-staff for longe...

U.S. judge extends ban on release of 3-D printed gun blueprints U.S. judge extends ban on release of 3-D printed gun blueprints

It would have been a win for Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson , who'd fought for years to get to this point and who once said in an email to TechCrunch that guns should be "as downloadable as music". And, because printable guns are plasti...

Yemen's rebels claim of hitting Saudi target dismissed Yemen's rebels claim of hitting Saudi target dismissed

An global rights group says the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen has failed to redress civilian victims and conduct credible investigations into alleged war crimes committed there. The vast majority of the JIAT investigations con...

Sen. John McCain to lie in state in Capitol Rotunda Friday Sen. John McCain to lie in state in Capitol Rotunda Friday

McCain requested that Bush and Obama deliver eulogies at his funeral, while not inviting Trump. In the last 40 years, only two others have lain in state in that building: Arizona state Sen. Critics on Saturday blasted for president for the seemingl...

Family, Public Officials Remember John McCain Family, Public Officials Remember John McCain

In 1967, McCain was shot down, captured, and later tortured during five and a half years in a North Vietnamese jail dubbed the Hanoi Hilton. Upon his release and return to the United States, McCain entered the world of politics. China has lashed ba...

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