Saturday July 11-th, 2020

Donald Trump pardons former newspaper publisher Conrad Black Donald Trump pardons former newspaper publisher Conrad Black

In 2018 he published Donald J. Trump: A President Like No Other , a flattering political biography of the president. In 2007, Black was convicted of fraud in U.S. Two of his three fraud convictions were later voided, and his sentence was shortened...

House Judiciary chief calls White House stance on panel probe 'preposterous' House Judiciary chief calls White House stance on panel probe 'preposterous'

The letter dated 15 May from the White House counsel Pat Cipollone to the House judiciary committee chair, Jerry Nadler, takes the view that the committee's investigation serves no legitimate legislative goal. "Moreover, the Committee - for the f...

Donald Trump expected to unveil Jared Kushner-Stephen Miller immigration overhaul Thursday Donald Trump expected to unveil Jared Kushner-Stephen Miller immigration overhaul Thursday

A White House spokesman did not respond to requests for comment on the speech. The first part of the proposal addresses legal immigration by limiting the number low-skilled migrants who enter the US based on family ties and replacing them with high...

Election Commission curtails West Bengal campaigning after Kolkata violence Election Commission curtails West Bengal campaigning after Kolkata violence

A bust of 19th century social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was seen lying shattered, with the TMCP activists blaming the BJP, while the saffron party functionaries pointed fingers at the Trinamool. The Election Commission's unprecedented move...

German police recover valuable Ferrari, search for thief German police recover valuable Ferrari, search for thief

Police in the German city of Dusseldorf are hunting a vehicle thief who took off with a rare Ferrari worth over $3m during a test drive. Police say the "historic vehicle", first registered in 1985, is valued at more than €2 million. The auctionee...

San Diego resident among dead in Alaska mid-air collision, officials say San Diego resident among dead in Alaska mid-air collision, officials say

Global Affairs Canada said Tuesday morning that the only Canadian involved in the crash is dead . One passenger on the larger plane died, as did two passengers and the pilot on the smaller plane, Princess Cruises said in a statement. Chris John,...

Pompeo meets Lavrov amid hope for improved US-Russia ties Pompeo meets Lavrov amid hope for improved US-Russia ties

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Tuesday said his country is not seeking war with Iran , despite a spike in tensions that has seen the Pentagon dispatch nuclear-capable bombers to the region. The United States and 50 other countries have ...

Trump to propose new immigration system focusing on border, green cards

Trump will propose ending the diversity lottery system, which offers applicants from countries with low immigration rates the chance to move to the United States. His administration has been frantically looking for ways to limit the numbers. Graham...

Malaysian teen jumps to death after Instagram users voted in poll Malaysian teen jumps to death after Instagram users voted in poll

The total number of people who responded to her poll is not clear-69% of respondents chose "death", according to the Guardian-but a Malaysian lawyer has suggested that those who urged the teen might be charged with abetting suicide. National Legal Bu...

United States suspends flights to and from Venezuela United States suspends flights to and from Venezuela

Venezuela's Information Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The measure will affect a group of small Venezuelan carriers including Avior Airlines, which has been offering service to Miami. There are now no direct commerci...

Helicopter goes down in Hudson River; pilot OK Helicopter goes down in Hudson River; pilot OK

Video from SKYFOX showed an overturned helicopter partially submerged in the water along the seawall adjacent to the heliport. A ferry was carrying commuters from West 39th Street in Manhattan to 14th Street in Hoboken when Capt. The chopper was mo...

CAL Fire: Camp Fire Caused By PG&E Lines At Two Locations CAL Fire: Camp Fire Caused By PG&E Lines At Two Locations

The wind-driven blaze, dubbed the Camp Fire, erupted in the drought-parched Sierra foothills 175 miles (280 km) north of San Francisco in November 2018 and raced with little warning through the town of Paradise, incinerating much of that community.

Parents, students share school safety concerns with Douglas County Board of Education Parents, students share school safety concerns with Douglas County Board of Education

The motorcade was led by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. The 18-year-old then joined classmates Kendrick Castillo and Brendan Bialy to subdue one of two students who attacked the class. A student who helped thwart a shooting at a suburban ...

Is Trump wrong on China tariffs? Is Trump wrong on China tariffs?

As Kudlow conceded in a Fox News interview on Sunday, that is not how tariffs work. A main issue that the USA has demanded that China address is intellectual property theft by Chinese companies. "Pain is already being felt" by consumers and manuf...

‘Siege’: Michael Wolff Releasing Sequel to His Bestselling Trump Book Next Month ‘Siege’: Michael Wolff Releasing Sequel to His Bestselling Trump Book Next Month

The book will focus on Trump's second year , including everything that happened up until the release of the Mueller Report in April. Per the publisher, " Siege reveals an administration that is perpetually beleaguered by investigations and a presi...

Trump praises Hungary's Orban for keeping country 'safe' Trump praises Hungary's Orban for keeping country 'safe'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cautioned during a trip to Hungary in February which" an authoritarian Russia will never be a buddy to the freedom and sovereignty of smaller nations", even as Orban is regarded as one the key allies in the European Uni...

Two strikes would win war with Iran: US Senator Tom Cotton

Trump did note if he did prepare a land invasion of Iran , his administration would "send a hell of lot more troops than" 120,000. Viewers took to Twitter to express their dismay at the comments, and claimed Cotton is " dangerously delusional " fo...

Greek Billionaire Arrested In Caribbean For $1.3M In Cannabis Greek Billionaire Arrested In Caribbean For $1.3M In Cannabis

He was released but later arrested on May 9 on three charges including drug importation, possession and intent to supply. The billionaire was released after paying $30,000 cash bail and was scheduled to appear at Basseterre Magistrate Court Tuesday...

Boeing Received No New Orders for Aircraft in April Boeing Received No New Orders for Aircraft in April

Multiple probes have been opened into Boeing's handling of the plane's production and the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight. Major US carriers have said they expect to resume flights on the 737 MAX in August, but that timeframe is co...

Nebraska Farmer Amputates Leg With Pocket Knife to Save His Own Life Nebraska Farmer Amputates Leg With Pocket Knife to Save His Own Life

An auger in the hopper caught Kaser's leg, pulling it in and mangling it. "I look at other people that were [at the hospital] and I still have most of my leg and hope to walk again soon", he said. Kaser said he doesn't remember how long the whole o...

Facebook tightens live-streaming in crackdown on violence Facebook tightens live-streaming in crackdown on violence

But the White House said in a statement it is "not now in a position to join the endorsement", which leaders from countries such as Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom are expected to sign . The social media firm said it was also funding US...

Lift holding two workers swings out of control in Oklahoma City Lift holding two workers swings out of control in Oklahoma City

Multiple windows were broken as the lift swung through the air, sending shards of glass falling to the ground below. Around 8:30 a.m., officials said "the basket is now secured and firefighters are working to get the two window washers out of the b...

Cruise Passengers Killed As Planes Collide In Mid-Air Cruise Passengers Killed As Planes Collide In Mid-Air

Last summer, all 11 on board another Taquan Air flight survived when the 72-year-old pilot confused snow on a mountain with a body of water and crashed on a rocky mountainside on Prince of Wales Island near the southern tip of the Alaska Peninsula.

WhatsApp Discovers Surveillance Attack, Urges Users to Upgrade WhatsApp Discovers Surveillance Attack, Urges Users to Upgrade

The NSO Group is behind a spyware product called Pegasus , which allows operators to take control of a target's phone, allowing them to switch on a phone's camera and a microphone, as well as retrieve private data. The Financial Times said, the...

Texas officer shoots dead woman heard on video saying 'I'm pregnant' Texas officer shoots dead woman heard on video saying 'I'm pregnant'

Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news. "It's a tragic event for everybody involved", he said. The officer is now on administ...

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