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Michael Rotondo, evicted NY son, moves out after Lego row Michael Rotondo, evicted NY son, moves out after Lego row
- June 02, 2018

He told reporters on Thursday - after taking a break from packing to "run an errand" on his bike - that he will be keeping his belongings in a self-storage unit nearby until he finds new accommodation, which he hopes will be "someplace low-cost, with internet". (more...)
The man sent by North Korea leader to U.S…. The man sent by North Korea leader to U.S….
- June 02, 2018

Trump tweeted earlier on Tuesday that the senior North Korean official was en route to the USA, calling the visit a "solid response" to his letter. The United States and South Korea blacklisted Kim Yong Chol for supporting the North's nuclear and missile programs in 2010 and 2016, respectively. (more...)
Texas boy spells 'koinonia' correctly, wins Scripps National Spelling Bee Texas boy spells 'koinonia' correctly, wins Scripps National Spelling Bee
- June 02, 2018

To even get to that point, the finalists had to survive almost five hours of onstage spelling that started Thursday morning. Third place contestant, Abhijay Kodali, is also from Texas. Nemmani will take home a trophy and $40,000 in prizes, a $25,000 cash prize, a reference library from Merriam-Webster, and trips to NY and Hollywood. (more...)
Afghan policeman, 10 assailants killed in attack on gov't compound in Kabul Afghan policeman, 10 assailants killed in attack on gov't compound in Kabul
- June 02, 2018

A local affiliate of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group has also launched a number of deadly attacks in recent months, including in Kabul . Gen. The militants traded fire with security force before they were killed within minutes. "We broke their dream so that they will never try to attack military installations particularly the minister of interior", Danish said. (more...)
Assad says he’ll use force if YPG refuses to withdraw Assad says he’ll use force if YPG refuses to withdraw
- June 01, 2018

He said his regime "started now opening doors for negotiations" with them but "this is the first option". Assad also said that crippling Syria's air defenses was one of the original tactics used by the " mercenaries " at the beginning of the conflict, and that it was never created to aid the " peaceful demonstrators ", but would certainly help in case of a foreign military intervention to depose the government. (more...)
Majority of USA voters say they are not pleased with Trump's performance Majority of USA voters say they are not pleased with Trump's performance
- June 01, 2018

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating suspected Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election spent $4.5 million between October a year ago and March 2018, the Department of Justice said on Thursday. The president followed up his tweetstorm by reminding everyone that he is, in fact, president. "Ask them if they enjoyed her after election celebration", Trump tweeted . (more...)
Pompeii man’s skeleton suggests he was killed by falling rock during eruption Pompeii man’s skeleton suggests he was killed by falling rock during eruption
- June 01, 2018

The skeleton (perhaps, unsurprisingly not the head) of the "unlucky" man was unearthed recently at Pompeii's archaeological dig site. The remains show signs of a bone infection in one leg that would have likely made walking hard and impeded his escape from the disaster. (more...)
Lava from Kilauea 'hotter than ever' after eruption, scientists warn Lava from Kilauea 'hotter than ever' after eruption, scientists warn
- June 01, 2018

The lava was moving fast enough to cover about six football fields an hour, according to US Geological Survey scientist Wendy Stovall. But the mandatory evacuation was "decided prior to that incident", said David Mace, a spokesman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency assigned to the Hawaii County Civil Defense authority. (more...)
Trump to meet Abe before 'expected' Kim summit Trump to meet Abe before 'expected' Kim summit
- June 01, 2018

The call came amid a whirlwind of activity over the possible June 12 summit in Singapore. Kim is as enthusiastic as Trump to see the summit happen as soon as possible, but the claim that his sudden switch to diplomacy over the past several months shows he is aching for USA economic aid and private-sector know-how presents a major problem for the North Korean leader, who can't be seen as going into the summit with his hat in his hand. (more...)
Trump campaigns in Tennessee to help Republicans keep control of Senate Trump campaigns in Tennessee to help Republicans keep control of Senate
- May 31, 2018

Reached for comment, Drew Hammill, deputy chief of staff for Pelosi, responded to Trump's comments by pointing to a PolitiFact article that said Trump's claim that Pelosi came out in favor of MS-13 was false. "We're going to defend our borders, and we're going to fight crime", he said. "Crooked Hillary", Trump added, as the crowd chanted "lock her up". (more...)
N. Korea open talks in New York aimed at salvaging summit N. Korea open talks in New York aimed at salvaging summit
- May 31, 2018

To drive the point home, the State Department released a photo of Pompeo pointing out of the condo's window to the splendour of the NY skyline, as if to say to the two North Koreans by his side that the same kind of wealth could be theirs, too. (more...)
Lavrov: Lavrov: "the U.S. wants to strangle Iran"
- May 31, 2018

In addition, Fathollah-Nejad said Israel is anxious about "a permanent Iranian military presence across the Israeli border". The Douma attack triggered missile strikes on Syria by the United States , Britain and France which they said targeted Assad's chemical weapons programme. (more...)
US to impose steel, aluminum tariffs on EU, Canada, Mexico
- May 31, 2018

He said he planned to travel to China on Friday for trade talks between the world's two biggest economies. The decision to impose tariffs came as a shock to Canada and Mexico, as both countries thought they would be spared from the levies because of earnest negotiations they have had with administration officials over NAFTA. (more...)
Macron rewards migrant hero who saved dangling child Macron rewards migrant hero who saved dangling child
- May 31, 2018

Video footage of the incident was captured on Saturday in northern Paris and posted online. Thanks to Mamoudou Gassama who is being called the "Spiderman of Paris ", the toddler was saved after Gassama's heroic act of climbing up four stories of the apartment building to rescue the hanging kid. (more...)
Hawaiian volcanic lava covers over 2000 acres of land Hawaiian volcanic lava covers over 2000 acres of land
- May 30, 2018

This animated image shows the lava flows from the Kilauea Volcano in the Leilani Estates neighborhood of Hawaii's Big Island on May 23, 2018. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) flew in the area Sunday night and used infrared to determine where people were located. (more...)
Trump moving ahead with plan to slap tariffs on Chinese goods Trump moving ahead with plan to slap tariffs on Chinese goods
- May 30, 2018

The tariffs will target goods "containing industrially significant technology" related to the "Made in China 2025" program, the statement said. The White House said the Trump administration would also move forward with restrictions on Chinese investment and with stronger export controls meant to limit the access that Chinese people and companies have to American technology - a measure the administration said was for national security purposes. (more...)
Subtropical Storm Alberto Closes In On Florida; Warnings Of Floods, Tornadoes Subtropical Storm Alberto Closes In On Florida; Warnings Of Floods, Tornadoes
- May 29, 2018

Thousands have been evacuated from the northern Gulf of Mexico coast of Florida as it braces for subtropical storm Alberto . The storm system could move slowly through Upstate; if so, that would increase the chances of heavy rain. Lifeguards posted red flags along the white sands of Pensacola Beach, where swimming and wading were banned amid high surf and unsafe conditions. "We are under this tropical-like influence and that is not going to really breakdown this pattern for at least the ... (more...)
Will Power finally wins the Indy 500 Will Power finally wins the Indy 500
- May 28, 2018

But he had just one top-three finish at this race before Sunday, and he screamed after exiting his auto, mouthing "I can't believe it" before dousing his head in milk. "This is just a chapter in the book", Patrick wrote on Instagram. I said I was proud of him. It gave team owner Roger Penske a 17th win in the Indy 500 and it was Power's second straight victory this season. (more...)
Some Irish-Canadian residents celebrate Irish abortion referendum result Some Irish-Canadian residents celebrate Irish abortion referendum result
- May 28, 2018

While some countries have conditions such as requiring authorisation by one or more doctors in place, these are not always a barrier in practice, she said. The amendment, or article 40.3.3 of the constitution , gives unborn foetuses and pregnant mothers an equal right to life - and is, in effect, a ban on abortion . (more...)
Russia China partnership at best level in history: Putin Russia China partnership at best level in history: Putin
- May 27, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the Russia-China comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination is developing at the best level in history and the prospect is very good. Trump's promises during the 2016 campaign to take a more diplomatic approach toward Russian Federation have been complicated in part by the main Russian Federation probe being conducted by special counsel Robert Mueller, and inquiries into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. (more...)
Moon, Kim Discuss Scrapped Summit as Trump Signals Optimism Moon, Kim Discuss Scrapped Summit as Trump Signals Optimism
- May 27, 2018

The summit, the first time a sitting U.S. president had met a North Korean leader, would have focused on ways of denuclearising the Korean peninsula and reducing tensions. Trump suggested the two sides were again speaking after an abrupt silence from North Korea prompted United States officials to worry. Mr Trump said on Friday that Washington was having "productive talks" with Pyongyang about reinstating the June 12th meeting, just a day after cancelling it. (more...)
Subtropical Storm Alberto: Florida governor declares state of emergency ahead of storm Subtropical Storm Alberto: Florida governor declares state of emergency ahead of storm
- May 27, 2018

National Hurricane Center ( NHC ). Alberto as of 1pm Saturday remains a subtropical storm, but is forecast to transition to all tropical by the end of the day. Winds will become gustier tomorrow, and some funnel clouds and isolated tornadoes are possible in the stronger squalls. The National Hurricane Center now puts the chance for development at 70 percent. (more...)
ZTE could reportedly receive reprieve in tentative US-China trade deal ZTE could reportedly receive reprieve in tentative US-China trade deal
- May 25, 2018

He did not elaborate. The EU has so far been exempt from the tariffs, but its reprieve runs out June 1. The latest round of tariff easing is part of a flurry of policy announcements in recent months aimed at demonstrating China's commitment to opening the economy - partly in response to the accusations of protectionism leveled by the Trump administration. (more...)
Broncos Players React To New NFL National Anthem Policy Broncos Players React To New NFL National Anthem Policy
- May 25, 2018

National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the controversy in a statement after the new rule was announced that "on-field protests created a false perception among many that thousands of National Football League players were unpatriotic". (more...)
Central Texas Memorial Day Weekend events - FOX 44 Central Texas Memorial Day Weekend events - FOX 44
- May 25, 2018

Since the days of the Civil War, humble Americans have gathered together on Memorial Day to remember and pay tribute to all who have fought and selflessly surrendered the precious gift of life, so that other could live free. Associated Veterans of Loveland will hold a Memorial Day ceremony at 9 a.m. Monday, May 28 , Loveland Burial Park , 1702 N. Cleveland Ave. It is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. (more...)
Census says Eugene still trailing Salem, population-wise Census says Eugene still trailing Salem, population-wise
- May 25, 2018

The gain here was more than those reported for Irvine, Calif., and Henderson, Nev.; and just behind those recorded for Atlanta, San Diego and Austin, Texas. The other villages with the largest one-year gains were Farmingdale, with a population increase of 207, or 2.3 percent, and Rockville Centre, which gained 112 people, for a 0.45 percent increase, according to the estimates. (more...)
M&S to close 100 United Kingdom stores by 2022 M&S to close 100 United Kingdom stores by 2022
- May 23, 2018

The chain revealed on Tuesday that it was putting thousands of jobs at risk through plans to extend its programme of store closures to 100 sites by 2022. "We have been clear about our plans to accelerate our store closure program and the action we must take to build a business with sustainable, profitable growth", an M&S spokesperson said. (more...)
Hawaii volcano erupts from summit, sends huge plume into sky Hawaii volcano erupts from summit, sends huge plume into sky
- May 18, 2018

Driving conditions in the area may be unsafe and drivers are advised to pull off the road until visibility improves, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense. Earlier Thursday morning, a large plume of ash and smoke shot upwards of 30,000 feet into the air. Recent explosions have been steam-driven, occurring when water beneath the ground or on the surface is heated by magma, lava, hot rocks or new volcanic deposits, the USGS says. (more...)
Merkel-Putin talks in Sochi very important Merkel-Putin talks in Sochi very important
- May 18, 2018

Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Assad informed the Russian leader of his decision to "send a delegation to the U.N." to discuss overhauling the country's constitution. Sources said there could be more such informal summits between Modi and other world leaders in the coming months as India eyes to play an important role in global power dynamics. (more...)
United Nations chief deplores Gaza violence after Israel kills 62 United Nations chief deplores Gaza violence after Israel kills 62
- May 18, 2018

Thousands of Palestinians had gathered on the Gaza Strip's eastern border to take part in protests marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel - which Palestinians refer to as the Nakba, Arabic for "Catastrophe" - and protest the relocation of the U.S. (more...)
Yanny or Laurel? Trump weighs in on raging internet debate Yanny or Laurel? Trump weighs in on raging internet debate
- May 18, 2018

The age of your ears will also affect what you hear, the sounds of "Yanny play at a higher frequency than those of "Laurel". But, if you hear Yanny, that's all the higher notes. Vice President Mike Pence even made an appearance in the clip, simply asking 'Who's Yanny?' Experts claim headphones and speakers are bound to behave differently, because it depends on how they process the frequencies. (more...)
Mexico slams Trump for calling migrants 'animals' Mexico slams Trump for calling migrants 'animals'
- May 18, 2018

The White House asserted that Trump's use of the word "animals" against the MS-13 gang members was "the least that describes them". "When all of our great-great-grandparents came to America they weren't 'animals, ' and these people aren't either", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tweeted. (more...)
Europe to exempt its firms from USA sanctions on Iran Europe to exempt its firms from USA sanctions on Iran
- May 18, 2018

The European Commission says it has launched "the blocking statute " process to protect Europeans from United States sanctions on Iran as part of efforts to preserve the nuclear deal with Tehran. "We will begin the "blocking statute" process, which aims to neutralise the extraterritorial effects of U.S. sanctions in the EU". The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker said: "In Sofia, we saw a show of European unity". (more...)
Nikki Haley defends Israel after Gaza violence, walks out of meeting Nikki Haley defends Israel after Gaza violence, walks out of meeting
- May 18, 2018

Putin and Erdogan also discussed the Syrian settlement and Russian-Turkish cooperation in the energy sector. Critics fear that moving the U.S. Embassy is an effective endorsement of Israeli claims that the city will be the "undivided" capital of Israel, despite the fact that 300,000 Palestinians, who are deprived of basic civil and human rights, live in East Jerusalem . (more...)
Trump walks back Bolton comment on 'Libya model' for denuclearization Trump walks back Bolton comment on 'Libya model' for denuclearization
- May 18, 2018

Trump then followed up by saying that the so-called Libya model for denuclearization - opposed to strongly by North Korea - would not be applied in the case of the DPRK going in. Kazianis pointed out that for the North Koreans, "nuclear weapons are all they have that would ever stave off regime change", which is the top fear of the leadership in Pyongyang. (more...)
DOJ And FBI Reportedly Investigating Cambridge Analytica DOJ And FBI Reportedly Investigating Cambridge Analytica
- May 17, 2018

The questions also cover the committee's enquiries on dark ads, Facebook Connect, the amount spent by Russian Federation on United Kingdom adverts on the platform, data collection across the web, and budgets for investigations. Former officials with Cambridge Analytica was not immediately available to comment. Mr Zuckerberg is likely meet European Union politicians in the same week as he attends a summit in France with President Emmanuel Macron. (more...)
Kim must send his nukes to US: Bolton Kim must send his nukes to US: Bolton
- May 17, 2018

The North wanted to ensure Kim's "absolute power" and its model of hereditary succession, he added, and would oppose intrusive inspections as they "would be viewed as a process of breaking down Kim Jong Un's absolute power in front of the eyes of ordinary North Koreans and elites". (more...)
European Union top diplomats to follow through JCPOA European Union top diplomats to follow through JCPOA
- May 17, 2018

It came as the United States handed out new anti-terror sanctions on the head of Iran's central bank, barring anyone around the world from doing business with him. Moreover, each exemption will only last 180 days, meaning countries must substantially reduce their oil imports from Iran every six months in order to continue qualifying for the potential exemptions. (more...)
Dead, 3 Hurt In Suspicious Explosion At Southern California Office Complex Dead, 3 Hurt In Suspicious Explosion At Southern California Office Complex
- May 17, 2018

In a news conference Tuesday night, Orange County Sheriff's Department Commander Dave Sawyer said it was unclear whether the explosion was intentional or accidental. Officials said the blast appeared to be an intentional act caused by a package that specifically targeted the office where the explosion occurred. "While the ground was shaking.my body jolted and my head hit the wall". (more...)
Hundreds of thousands remain without power after deadly storm pounds US Hundreds of thousands remain without power after deadly storm pounds US
- May 17, 2018

Police in Newburg said the girl and her mother had arrived home and were unloading the auto when strong winds knocked the tree onto the vehicle. Two people died and thousands of homes and businesses were without power after strong storms pounded the Northeast on Tuesday. (more...)
President Trump Says First Lady 'Doing Really Well' President Trump Says First Lady 'Doing Really Well'
- May 16, 2018

Ms Trump's spokeswoman had said on Monday that the first lady was likely to remain in hospital for "the duration of the week". "The First Lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere". Most of the time, these benign tumors are found when people undergo medical scans for another reason, but sometimes people have pain or other symptoms, Kowalczyk said. (more...)
Best-selling novelist Tom Wolfe dies at 87 Best-selling novelist Tom Wolfe dies at 87
- May 16, 2018

Reports suggest he was battling an infection and pneumonia in hospital when he died. The main principle is based Wolfe of the " new journalism " - the documentary description of events using artistic techniques that are usually used when writing novels, allowing you to influence the reader not only intellectually, but also emotionally. (more...)
Soros-backed foundation leaving Hungary Soros-backed foundation leaving Hungary
- May 16, 2018

Soros's Open Society Foundations (OSF) organisation said it would continue to support human rights work in Hungary as well as projects linked to arts, media freedom, transparency, education and health care. The group now has annual expenditures of over $940 million, operates in over 100 countries across the globe, with 26 national and regional foundations and offices. (more...)
Firebrand cleric Moqtada Sadr forward in Iraq's parliamentary elections Firebrand cleric Moqtada Sadr forward in Iraq's parliamentary elections
- May 16, 2018

During the Iraq War, Sadr was a fierce opponent of US forces in the country, and his followers also clashed with Sunnis in sectarian fighting. Sadr is one of the few Iraqi politicians who is opposed to both the presence of American troops in Iraq and the overbearing influence neighbouring Iran exercises over the country. (more...)
Judge: Mueller can prosecute Manafort Judge: Mueller can prosecute Manafort
- May 16, 2018

In a pointed rejection of Manafort's claims late on May 15, Judge Amy Berman Jackson of U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia sided with Mueller, ruling that his case against Manafort is not overly broad or improper despite not being directly connected to the election. (more...)
Crude Oil Higher On Dwindling OPEC Output Crude Oil Higher On Dwindling OPEC Output
- May 16, 2018

ET (1522 GMT). Brent crude futures, the worldwide benchmark for oil prices, were at $78.37 per barrel at 0028 GMT, up 14 cents from their last close and not far off a three-and-a-half year high of $78.53 a barrel reached the previous session. (more...)
American Christians Celebrate Historic Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem American Christians Celebrate Historic Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem
- May 15, 2018

Jeffress, one of Trump's strongest evangelical supporters, also said that when evaluating candidates Christians should consider, "Is the candidate a Christian?" Jeffress has said that Jews "can't be saved", that Catholicism is "satanic", that Mormonism is a "cult" and that Islam is "evil". (more...)
China plane makes emergency landing after window breaks China plane makes emergency landing after window breaks
- May 15, 2018

Sichuan Airlines stated on their Weibo account that the flight had experienced a " mechanical failure " and that passengers were later put on another flight to Lhasa. The windshield separation caused rapid cabin decompression damaging cockpit avionics and injuring one of the pilot possibly the first officer. There appears to be significant damage to a number of the controls in the cockpit. (more...)
Republican primaries for special elections Tuesday Republican primaries for special elections Tuesday
- May 15, 2018

Am I eligible to vote? The field so far includes three Democrats, three Republicans , two independents, a Libertarian, and a representative of the Human Rights Party. Five Democrats, including incumbent Mike Stack, are running for lieutenant governor . This is also the deadline for any registered Democrats or Republicans to change their affiliation. (more...)
Hawaii volcano eruption costs tourism industry millions Hawaii volcano eruption costs tourism industry millions
- May 15, 2018

Lava samples from the devastating volcanic eruptions on Hawaii's Big Island are being analyzed at Hamilton College. A emergency message from county officials was issued Monday, as high levels of volcanic gas threatened the Puna population living in the area of the ongoing eruption on the lower East Rift Zone of Kilauea. (more...)