Sunday July 5-th, 2020

Shutdown Continues as Democrats Take Back the House Shutdown Continues as Democrats Take Back the House

The new congress is considered the most diverse in history with record numbers of women and women of colour. In one of the first acts of the new Congress, the House passed a short-term bill funding the Department of Homeland Security for about a mo...

US Police Release Sketch, New Surveillance Footage of 7-Year-Old's Killer US Police Release Sketch, New Surveillance Footage of 7-Year-Old's Killer

The victim's family believes her death was racially motivated. The gift is not only to lighten the heavy load little Jazmine's parents are carrying but also something for Jazmine herself, as so many try to do something for the lovely princess who the...

US VP leads shutdown talks with Democratic aides US VP leads shutdown talks with Democratic aides

During his free-wheeling session with reporters, Trump also wrongly claimed that he'd never called for the wall to be concrete. Washington Democrat Adam Smith, incoming chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said Trump would be harming t...

Kevin Sweeney, Pentagon Chief of Staff, resigns Kevin Sweeney, Pentagon Chief of Staff, resigns

White House spokesperson Dana White also announced her resignation this week. Officials have said there is no timetable for the troop departure. Addressed to Mr Trump directly, the letter described the general's views on "treating allies with res...

Baby sitter allegedly kills 2-month-old, pretends he is still alive Baby sitter allegedly kills 2-month-old, pretends he is still alive

The Wasau Daily Herald reports that 28-year-old Marissa Tietsort was charged Friday with first-degree intentional homicide in the baby's death. Tietsort is also now pregnant with her sixth child. Tietsort told the mother not to mention that she was...

Man attempting to kidnap woman chases her into karate studio Man attempting to kidnap woman chases her into karate studio

The incident began at around 9:00 pm outside the Bushiken Karate Charlotte Dojo in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the victim told police that a man she did not know allegedly tried to force her into his vehicle, Fox 8 reported. A police report ...

Airports seeing rise in TSA screeners calling off work Airports seeing rise in TSA screeners calling off work

Agency and union officials told CNN that since the shutdown began December 22, an increased number of sick days was taking its toll on security at four USA airports at least. "Security effectiveness will not be compromised and performance standards...

Petition calls for USA to give Minnesota's Northwest Angle to Canada Petition calls for USA to give Minnesota's Northwest Angle to Canada

The White House Website allows people to submit petitions and those that meet thresholds such as 100,000 signatures are reviewed by the administration. Only about 120 people live in Northwest Angle. The petitioners state that the residents "are nat...

Turkey To Host Afghanistan, Pakistan For Taliban Peace Talks Turkey To Host Afghanistan, Pakistan For Taliban Peace Talks

After the meeting, they will hold a press conference. A visit to the shrine of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is also on the premier's itinerary. The exact amount of the aid cut has evolved from almost $2 billion, from the time of the announcement in 2017...

Elizabeth Warren in Iowa: 'I am not a person of color' Elizabeth Warren in Iowa: 'I am not a person of color'

Her campaign called it "gendered nonsense". "I am not a person of color", Warren responded. "They work for the rich and the powerful and not the rest of us. A poll of likely Iowa caucus-goers taken by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Decemb...

Girl (13) arrested at pro-Brexit 'yellow vests' demonstration Girl (13) arrested at pro-Brexit 'yellow vests' demonstration

According to reports, about 100 demonstrators took part in the protest, which began at 11am on Saturday morning with a blockade of Westminster bridge. "Three men were arrested on suspicion of public order offences..." Other pro-Brexit protests also...

'No way' DUP will back May's Brexit deal 'No way' DUP will back May's Brexit deal

The comments follow a statement by the DUP's leader at Westminster rebuffing Downing Streets efforts to win the Unionists over. "If anyone should be anxious about the tariffs on beef and sheep then it should be the Irish because of course, we, th...

Did 'mistress' dispose of missing mum's phone? Did 'mistress' dispose of missing mum's phone?

Patrick Frazee, Berreth's fiancé, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and three counts of solicitation to commit murder a month after the 29-year-old mother and flight instructor had last been seen alive on Thanksgiving Day on November...

Most Conservatives prefer ‘no deal’ to May’s plan Most Conservatives prefer ‘no deal’ to May’s plan

Writing in the Mail on Sunday , Theresa May said her critics - both Remainers and Brexiteers - risk damaging democracy if they oppose her plan. Theresa May is poised to play for time by further postponing a final vote on her Brexit deal nex...

Idaho teacher accused of feeding puppy to snapping turtle is acquitted Idaho teacher accused of feeding puppy to snapping turtle is acquitted

Crosland had faced up to six months in jail and a $5k fine if convicted. 1/4/19 5:25 p.m.: After about 30 minutes of deliberation, a jury has found Robert Crosland not guilty of animal cruelty. "There is a long history of successful prosecutions ...

N Korean diplomat urges colleague to settle in South N Korean diplomat urges colleague to settle in South

Jo has not contacted Seoul's spy agency since he went into hiding, suggesting he was seeking asylum in a third country in the West, possibly the U.S., according to several media reports. Mun is now ambassador to Russian Federation. "Jo was appointe...

Ocasio-Cortez defends Rep. Tlaib's profane comments Ocasio-Cortez defends Rep. Tlaib's profane comments

Newly sworn-in Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) drew considerable attention Wednesday night when she proclaimed to a cheering crowd that House Democrats were going to " impeach the motherfucker ". Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who led impeach...

USA woman gives birth after being in vegetative state for a decade USA woman gives birth after being in vegetative state for a decade

Greg Marchand told AZ Family . "How were they alerted to the fact that she was going into labor?" asked reporter Briana Whitney. However, the staff was not aware of the woman patient being pregnant. "Anything less than that is unacceptable to ou...

Two British special forces soldiers injured by Isis in Syria Two British special forces soldiers injured by Isis in Syria

They were reportedly evacuated by USA forces on Saturday morning. The Daily Star Sunday understands a joint British and USA task force killed at least a dozen terrorists in a series of night raids in the Manbij area of northern Syria. United States...

Taiwan President vows to defend democracy, way of life Taiwan President vows to defend democracy, way of life

China is keen to beef up its armed forces amid territorial disputes in the South China Sea and escalating tension with the United States . Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered the country's military to be ready for battle and prepare for mil...

Mallya Becomes First Tycoon To Be Declared Fugitive Economic Offender Mallya Becomes First Tycoon To Be Declared Fugitive Economic Offender

An Indian court has declared tycoon Vijay Mallya a fugitive economic offender , a ruling that empowers authorities to confiscate his properties and assets. They had also questioned the ED's claim that he left India under suspicious circumstances, ar...

Five dead, floods, blackouts in Thai storm, but tourist islands spared Five dead, floods, blackouts in Thai storm, but tourist islands spared

Floods and blackouts caused by Tropical Storm Pabuk have left almost 30,000 people in evacuation shelters across southern Thailand, but tourists stranded on holiday islands were spared the worst and began to plot routes home. Yesterday Pabuk moved f...

Brazil's Bolsonaro opens doors to host U.S military base Brazil's Bolsonaro opens doors to host U.S military base

Unabashedly the most pro-Israel candidate for the presidency since at least the 1980s, Bolsonaro asserted throughout his campaign that "Palestine" is " not a country " and that Brazil should follow the U.S.'s initiative and recognize Jerusalem as Isr...

Federal agencies directed to hold off on shutdown raises

Vice President Pence is in line for a raise of nearly $13,000 - leaping from $230,700 to $243,500. Unless extended by new legislation, the pay freeze will end on the last day of the last pay period that begins in calendar year 2018 (i.e., January 5...

Mike Pompeo To Visit Middle East, Seek Update On Khashoggi Murder Probe Mike Pompeo To Visit Middle East, Seek Update On Khashoggi Murder Probe

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will continue to press the Saudis on Khashoggi's murder when he visits Riyadh next week as part of an eight-country tour of the Middle East, the official said. While in Riyadh, Pompeo is scheduled to meet Saudi lead...

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