DOJ & FBI Confirm Trump Lied in 'Wiretap' Tweets

Austin Evers, executive director of American Oversight, said , "The FBI and Department of Justice have now sided with former Director Comey and confirmed in writing that President Trump lied when he tweeted that former President Obama "wiretapped"... More..

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Russia Voices 'Regret' at US Order to Shut San Francisco Consulate
by | Sunday, September 03, 2017

Russia Voices 'Regret' at US Order to Shut San Francisco Consulate

The cable says the State Department will assess its new, smaller operation to determine whether it can resume some interviews at the consulates. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reiterated today the g...More..

North Korea Claims New Long-Range Missile Can Carry a Hydrogen Bomb
by | Sunday, September 03, 2017

North Korea Claims New Long-Range Missile Can Carry a Hydrogen Bomb

North Korea's firing of a ballistic missile over Japan could increase pressure on Washington to consider shooting down future test launches , although there is no guarantee of success and US officials are war...More..

Brush Fire Prompts Closure of 210 Freeway in Sun Valley Area
by | Sunday, September 03, 2017

Brush Fire Prompts Closure of 210 Freeway in Sun Valley Area

A shift in the wind blew embers across the highway, triggering the fire to spread, the report said . Dubbed the La Tuna Fire , it began as a small brush fire around 1:30 p.m. Around 500 firefighters are bat...More..

White House Could Move to Withdraw From South Korea Trade Agreement Soon
by | Sunday, September 03, 2017

White House Could Move to Withdraw From South Korea Trade Agreement Soon

In the 1990s, United States policymakers were keen to constrain the offensive capabilities of countries in northern Asia because it was believed this would dissuade North Korea from increasing its own defensive...More..

Iraq retakes Tal Afar and rest of Nineveh province from ISIS
by | Sunday, September 03, 2017

Iraq retakes Tal Afar and rest of Nineveh province from ISIS

Iraqi troops "eliminated and smashed Daesh terrorists" in al-Ayadia district, about 10 kilometres northwest of Tal Afar, where the militants fled last week, Haider al-Abadi said in a statement . Tal Afar bec...More..

Blue Whale Challenge: 17-year-old mastermind of killer game arrested
by | Sunday, September 03, 2017

Blue Whale Challenge: 17-year-old mastermind of killer game arrested

An increasing number of cases of young victims falling prey to the Blue Whale challenge , an Internet game , are being reported from various parts of India and overseas. Meanwhile, reports on Thursday said th...More..

Mueller Has Copy Of Original Letter Trump Drafted To Justify Comey Firing
by | Sunday, September 03, 2017

Mueller Has Copy Of Original Letter Trump Drafted To Justify Comey Firing

The Department of Justice turned over a copy of the letter to Mueller's team, the Times reported. Barbara McQuade, former USA attorney, talks with Joy-Ann Reid about the strength of the obstruction of justi...More..

North Korea 'explosion' points to nuclear test
by | Sunday, September 03, 2017

North Korea 'explosion' points to nuclear test

It came as US and South Korean forces conducted annual military exercises on the peninsula. Earlier Sunday, Pyongyang claimed it has developed a hydrogen bomb that can be mounted on the tip of an interconti...More..

Rahm roars to halfway lead at Dell Championship
by | Sunday, September 03, 2017

Rahm roars to halfway lead at Dell Championship

Four players, comprising J.B. Holmes, Scott Piercy, Brandt Snedeker and Sweden's Henrik Stenson, are skipping this event because of injury. This week is different however, as for the now World Number 2 in four ...More..

Trump blasts Comey's exoneration of Clinton as part of a 'rigged system'
by | Saturday, September 02, 2017

Trump blasts Comey's exoneration of Clinton as part of a 'rigged system'

Well, well, well, it looks like James Comey made a decision to let Hillary Clinton off the hook for her home-brew server months before the FBI had concluded its investigation. Did James Comey exonerate ...More..

by | Saturday, September 02, 2017

Trump's tearing the United States apart, damning poll from his heartland finds

According to the survey , Trump has lost the most support from Republican men and whites without a college degree (a nine-point decline for each) and conservatives (a seven-point loss). Among those who disa...More..

Responsible Countries Take Terrorists Down: US Defense Secretary On Pakistan
by | Saturday, September 02, 2017

Responsible Countries Take Terrorists Down: US Defense Secretary On Pakistan

The Foreign Military Financing provides grants and loans to help countries purchase the US weapons and defence equipment and for acquiring defence services and military training in the United States . Other po...More..

NWS: Clear, cooler Labor Day weekend
by | Saturday, September 02, 2017

NWS: Clear, cooler Labor Day weekend

Beginning Saturday night and continuing through Labor Day , the temperatures will be slightly warmer. After a brief leftover shower early tomorrow morning we will begin the warming trend for the holiday...More..

Lawyers want fraternity death charges dropped
by | Saturday, September 02, 2017

Lawyers want fraternity death charges dropped

A state judge in Pennsylvania threw out involuntary manslaughter charges Friday against eight fraternity members and the Beta Theta Pi fraternity in connection with the death this year of Penn State sophomore T...More..

ExxonMobil refineries are damaged in Hurricane Harvey, releasing hazardous pollutants
by | Saturday, September 02, 2017

ExxonMobil refineries are damaged in Hurricane Harvey, releasing hazardous pollutants

ExxonMobile said it would need to empty the tank in order to make repairs, but that isn't immediately possible with Harvey threatening to make landfall a second time. After all, it seems like nearly everybody...More..

US Customs And Border Protection Reveals Contracts For Border Wall Prototypes
by | Saturday, September 02, 2017

US Customs And Border Protection Reveals Contracts For Border Wall Prototypes

US Customs and Border Protection has said four companies have been chosen to create prototypes for the border wall. "This is the first tangible result of the action planning that has gone on". The Department of...More..

by | Saturday, September 02, 2017

US Pressure on North Korea Is 'Futile': Putin

Russia and China have created a roadmap for a settlement on the Korean Peninsula that is designed to promote the gradual easing of tensions and the creation of a mechanism for lasting peace and security, the Ru...More..

Modi Cabinet reshuffle: Bandaru Dattatreya resigns
by | Saturday, September 02, 2017

Modi Cabinet reshuffle: Bandaru Dattatreya resigns

An excel spreadsheet of the ministers and their rating was reportedly submitted to PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah , and it was the reference point when decisions were taken on changes to the cabinet. ...More..

Boats Carrying Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar Sink, Killing 26
by | Saturday, September 02, 2017

Boats Carrying Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar Sink, Killing 26

Much of the state's willingness to commit violence comes from its outright refusal to recognize the Rohingya as citizens of the Burmese state, a refusal that is enshrined in the 1982 Citizenship Law that does...More..

In 'Spirit Of Parity,' US Orders Russia To Close Consulate, 2 Annexes
by | Saturday, September 02, 2017

In 'Spirit Of Parity,' US Orders Russia To Close Consulate, 2 Annexes

She said the two annexes ordered closed in Washington and NY were primarily trade missions. The U.S. said it is hoping for improved relations between the two countries and increased cooperation "on areas ...More..

President Trump Speaks in Springfield
by | Friday, September 01, 2017

President Trump Speaks in Springfield

The Republican President is kicking off his effort on tax reforms in Springfield, which is regarded as the birthplace of the famous Route 66 highway, also known as America's Main Street . At present, the c...More..

Macron government launches overhaul of France's labour laws
by | Friday, September 01, 2017

Macron government launches overhaul of France's labour laws

The government nevertheless engaged in a three-month consultative process with business leaders, the unions and workers' representatives. We have entered into a dialogue in a loyal fashion, while making proposi...More..

Area Animal Shelters Help Pets in Flooded Houston
by | Friday, September 01, 2017

Area Animal Shelters Help Pets in Flooded Houston

Some pick up on stress from their owners, which can also cause an otherwise well-behaved animal to suddenly flee. Thirty of the dogs were rescued from a flooded shelter in Pleasanton, about 36 miles south of ...More..

by | Friday, September 01, 2017

Theresa May demands further North Korean sanctions to halt Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions

It was meant to silence her critics, but by pledging to lead the Conservative Party into the next election, British Prime Minister Theresa May instead unleashed a wave of derision from her foes. "What we se...More..

Eid-al-adha 2017: Celebrate Eid-ul-adha on the dates revealed
by | Friday, September 01, 2017

Eid-al-adha 2017: Celebrate Eid-ul-adha on the dates revealed

The Islamic holy book tells how Allah demanded that Ibrahim sacrifice his first son, Ishmael, in an act of subservience to his god. "On behalf of the New Democrat caucus, we extend our whole-hearted and warme...More..

In Missouri, President Trump preaches the prosperity gospel
by | Friday, September 01, 2017

In Missouri, President Trump preaches the prosperity gospel

President Donald Trump is heading to Missouri on Wednesday - fresh off a visit to Texas amidst Tropical Storm Harvey - to deliver a speech at 2:30 p.m. "I think Congress is going to make a comeback. I ho...More..

Knoxville Fire Department sending rescue crew to Texas
by | Friday, September 01, 2017

Knoxville Fire Department sending rescue crew to Texas

It's equipment firefighters will use to help with ongoing rescue efforts in flood affected areas. Kansas officials say they reached out to Texas offering the support. "Vermont benefited greatly six years ago ...More..

Tough-talking Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, a Trump favorite, resigns
by | Friday, September 01, 2017

Tough-talking Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, a Trump favorite, resigns

In an email to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Clarke said that "only someone with a political agenda would say this is plagiarism". Clarke is perhaps best known for his often controversial comments on race an...More..

National recap: Trump clashes with Republicans
by | Friday, September 01, 2017

National recap: Trump clashes with Republicans

In a joint press conference with Finland's president Sauli Niinistö, Trump insisted that while Congress is in a pitched battle over billions in funding for the wall's construction, " Mexico will pay" in th...More..

Irma strengthens into hurricane in eastern Atlantic, with 100 miles per hour winds
by | Friday, September 01, 2017

Irma strengthens into hurricane in eastern Atlantic, with 100 miles per hour winds

The NHC forecasts Irma to turn westward Saturday and west-southwestward on Sunday . Hurricane Irma continues to rapidly strengthen in the Atlantic. Tropical Storm Irma strengthened into a category 2 h...More..

Atlanta Animal Shelters Help In Wake of Hurricane Harvey
by | Thursday, August 31, 2017

Atlanta Animal Shelters Help In Wake of Hurricane Harvey

Speed said the shelter has the capacity and is on standby to help out. Two pups rest after being rescued in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey . San Antonio's Animal Care Services Shelter is working with th...More..

Two Million Muslims Start Hajj Pilgrimage in Makkah
by | Thursday, August 31, 2017

Two Million Muslims Start Hajj Pilgrimage in Makkah

One of the portals is called SaudiWelcomesTheWorld.org , which is aimed at addressing Islam's image problem by conveying a message of compassion and inclusion to the entire world. In the arrivals hall at Jed...More..

'Unprecedented, serious and significant threat': Japan's prime minister on North Korea launch
by | Thursday, August 31, 2017

'Unprecedented, serious and significant threat': Japan's prime minister on North Korea launch

The missile was sacked on Tuesday, amid an 11-day US-South Korean military exercise on the Korean Peninsula that North Korea had protested against. "That's why we will be working with our worldwide partners -...More..

Iran shrugs off United States
by | Thursday, August 31, 2017

Iran shrugs off United States "dream" demand on nuclear deal

Iran accused Washington of breaching the 2015 agreement. It provided no additional information, and a statement from Haley's office discussed her visit but shed no light on imminent action. Salehi also discusse...More..

U.S. shoots down ballistic missile in test amid recent North Korean provocations
by | Thursday, August 31, 2017

U.S. shoots down ballistic missile in test amid recent North Korean provocations

A missile was launched from the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands and it was picked up by the ground-based system and fired an intercepting missile from the California base and destroy...More..

Davis wants legal clarification from European Union over Brexit payout
by | Thursday, August 31, 2017

Davis wants legal clarification from European Union over Brexit payout

The third round started badly, with negotiators on both sides barely able to hide their frustration. Erdogan's crack-down since the aborted military coup past year has raised fears about his commitment to Eu...More..

Erdogan urges United Nations to put pressure on Myanmar government
by | Thursday, August 31, 2017

Erdogan urges United Nations to put pressure on Myanmar government

The official said the situation across the border, which is demarcated in parts by narrow stretches of the Naf River, was "still volatile". In a desperate search for refuge, thousands of Rohingya civilians ...More..

4 children, 2 great-grandparents swept away in flood on Greens Bayou
by | Thursday, August 31, 2017

4 children, 2 great-grandparents swept away in flood on Greens Bayou

Ric Saldivar says his brother - driving their elderly parents and four young relatives, ages six to 16 - tried unsuccessfully to make it across a flooded bridge. Police divers were on their way to the Greens ...More..

Mattis: Still room for diplomatic solution with N.Korea
by | Thursday, August 31, 2017

Mattis: Still room for diplomatic solution with N.Korea

However, this isn't a win. Two lawsuits have already been filed, challenging Trump's ban. In the letter released Tuesday, they said enforcing the ban could mean discharging active duty soldiers, sailors, Ma...More..

Kim Jong-un's Wife Gave Birth to their Third Child
by | Thursday, August 31, 2017

Kim Jong-un's Wife Gave Birth to their Third Child

Ri last appeared in public in July this year but she had stayed off the radar for an entire nine months in 2016, with speculation rife about her pregnancy. Rodman later went on to describe Kim as "a good dad...More..

Rain stopped, but Mumbai is yet to get back on track!
by | Thursday, August 31, 2017

Rain stopped, but Mumbai is yet to get back on track!

The civic body's plan to tackle the situation and rescue the people worked quite well, Mehta claimed. "In the wake of warnings issued by #IMD people in Mumbai and areas around # Mumbai are advised to s...More..

United States threatens ISIS convoy that agreed to leave Lebanon under Hezbollah deal
by | Thursday, August 31, 2017

United States threatens ISIS convoy that agreed to leave Lebanon under Hezbollah deal

The evacuation agreement, the first such publicized deal, had already angered many Iraqis who accused Syria and Lebanon's Hezbollah of dumping the militants on the Iraqi border rather than eradicating them. "...More..

DE judge hands ex-Uber CEO a victory in lawsuit by Benchmark
by | Thursday, August 31, 2017

DE judge hands ex-Uber CEO a victory in lawsuit by Benchmark

Khosrowshahi has also sat on the board of the New York Times since 2015. He has also been sued by Benchmark Capital, one of the biggest investors at the auto rental firm for using his leverage at the board ...More..

Trump pushes tax reform in Missouri
by | Thursday, August 31, 2017

Trump pushes tax reform in Missouri

The administration insists that its tax reform plan does not include loopholes or tax cuts for the wealthy. Trump has argued that ambitious reform of the tax code is needed to juice the economy further. "We j...More..

Levee Breaks South of Houston
by | Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Levee Breaks South of Houston "Get Out Now" Tweeted

Matt Sebesta, the county's chief administrator, urged residents of the Columbia Lakes neighborhood - which lies some 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Houston - to leave. The remnants of Hurricane Harvey sent...More..

New York Times wins dismissal of Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit
by | Wednesday, August 30, 2017

New York Times wins dismissal of Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit

Under First Amendment law, mere mistakes alone don't constitute defamation of a public figure-there needs to be "actual malice" behind the error. The Times editorial, tied to the horrific June 2017 shooting...More..

In Ramallah, UN Chief Reiterates Support for Two-State Mideast Solution
by | Wednesday, August 30, 2017

In Ramallah, UN Chief Reiterates Support for Two-State Mideast Solution

This inaction has left a void for Netanyahu and his right-wing supporters to do as they please, no matter the damage to prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace. More recently, Israel has further compounded the ...More..

Finally, Some Good News Out Of Texas
by | Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Finally, Some Good News Out Of Texas

In the forefront you see a woman in a scooter and another in a recliner. Mr McIntosh, whose photo led some to question its authenticity, later confirmed they had been rescued and thanked the rescuers. "With...More..

by | Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The US & the Wall

The President justified his move through the Congress with his unwilling desire to wait on the Mexico government to accede to his long-held demand that it pay for the wall and that Congress should instead f...More..