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McKayla Maroney says convicted predator Larry Nassar molested her 'hundreds' of times McKayla Maroney says convicted predator Larry Nassar molested her 'hundreds' of times
- April 19, 2018

Today Wieber along with three other Olympians will testify before a USA senate panel. He went on to molest her "every time" she saw him, she says, noting that it amounted to " hundreds " of instances over five years. She also said that Nassar was allowed to be alone with athletes unlike other adults. "I at times question if my gymnastics career was really even worth it because of the stuff I'm dealing with now, because sometimes you're just left in the dust", Maroney told the charity ... (more...)
Indiana, Michigan residents asked to lower flags to honor Barbara Bush Indiana, Michigan residents asked to lower flags to honor Barbara Bush
- April 19, 2018

Bush spoke warmly of his mother during a leadership forum Wednesday as his presidential library in Dallas. "I had the best job in America", she wrote in a 1994 memoir describing her time in the White House. Bush had Edita, whom she was meeting for the first time, join her in the hot tub, where they spent a quarter of an hour chatting. Bush the "matriarch of a family dedicated to serving, she urged volunteerism as a way for all citizens to participate in our nation's progress". (more...)
400 companies in Australia were victims of a cyber-attack Russian Federation 400 companies in Australia were victims of a cyber-attack Russian Federation
- April 19, 2018

The authorities in Australia followed by Britain and the United States has accused Russian Federation of carrying out cyber-attacks in the summer of 2017 with the use of a virus-the extortioner NotPetya. A joint technical alert further outlines how the attacks are directed at network infrastructure devices, including routers, switches and firewalls. (more...)
China calls U.S. attempts to resolve trade spat insincere China calls U.S. attempts to resolve trade spat insincere
- April 19, 2018

The statistics bureau also will begin monthly release of a survey-based unemployment rate, the first regularly updated gauge for the world's biggest labor market that's similar to indexes for other major economies like the U.S. AS trade tensions between the People's Republic of China and the United States of America escalate, officials in Beijing this week recommitted the country to all of its ongoing projects and agreements in the Latin America and Caribbean region. (more...)
Starbucks to close 8000 USA stores May 29, for Racial-Bias Training Starbucks to close 8000 USA stores May 29, for Racial-Bias Training
- April 19, 2018

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson on Wednesday discussed the controversial arrest of two African-American men at a Philadelphia Starbucks for allegedly trespassing. However U.S. race relations have proven more challenging, even for a company that touts its diverse workforce - minorities account for 18 percent of Starbucks executives with the title of senior vice president or higher and 43 percent of employees overall. (more...)
Michael Cohen's Legal Team Gets Benchslapped Michael Cohen's Legal Team Gets Benchslapped
- April 19, 2018

CNN's Shimon Prokupecz recounted the audience's reaction when Cohen's attorney Stephen Ryan "stood up in the courtroom and basically said 'Sean Hannity '". I did have occasional brief conversations with Michael Cohen-he's a great attorney-about legal questions I had, or I was looking for input or perspective. (more...)
Stormy Daniels Releases Composite Sketch of Man She Claims Threatened Her Stormy Daniels Releases Composite Sketch of Man She Claims Threatened Her
- April 18, 2018

I'm done being bullied ... Meanwhile, Daniels caused a predictably big stir as she appeared outside a New York City courthouse appearance Monday at a hearing for Donald Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen , who has admitted to paying Daniels a $130,000 hush-money settlement. (more...)
Barbara Bush, wife of ex-President George HW Bush, in 'failing health' Barbara Bush, wife of ex-President George HW Bush, in 'failing health'
- April 18, 2018

Bush spent two days at Methodist Hospital earlier this month but decided not to return there when her health began to deteriorate. Mrs. Bush has also been treated for decades for Graves' disease, which is a thyroid condition, had heart surgery in 2009 for a severe narrowing of her main heart valve and was hospitalized a year before that for surgery on a perforated ulcer. (more...)
Speaker Ryan departure sparks unrest, GOP fears losing House Speaker Ryan departure sparks unrest, GOP fears losing House
- April 17, 2018

Mr Ryan, who portrayed his decision as one driven by wanting to spend more time with his family, has had a rocky relationship with Republican President Donald Trump. "I took it reluctantly. I have no regrets whatsoever for having accepted this responsibility". The 48-year-old father-of-three said he did not want to be known by his children as " only a weekend dad ". (more...)
ZTE says assessing implications of U.S. decision ZTE says assessing implications of U.S. decision
- April 17, 2018

The US action also comes amidst a brewing trade fight between Washington and Beijing after the Trump administration announced tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods coming into the US, as well as planned tariffs on an additional $100 billion worth of Chinese goods. (more...)
Pence NSA Pick Withdraws After Trump Tried to Block Him Pence NSA Pick Withdraws After Trump Tried to Block Him
- April 17, 2018

Ambassador Nikki Haley, for whom he has been an adviser for years. The president wondered aloud: 'Why would Mike do that?' A Pence spokeswoman, Alyssa Farah, says Lerner informed Pence about Sunday his choice was approved by Pence and he was withdrawing. (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn: May waiting for Trump instructions on Syria Jeremy Corbyn: May waiting for Trump instructions on Syria
- April 16, 2018

But Mr Corbyn called for the introduction of a War Powers Act to stop governments launching military action in most circumstances without the backing of MPs. Earlier on Friday, Corbyn also accused May's government of "waiting for instructions" from the U.S. on how to proceed in the Syrian crisis, but that Donald Trump was giving "alarmingly contradictory signals". (more...)
Blood samples show nerve agent, chlorine in Syria gas attack Blood samples show nerve agent, chlorine in Syria gas attack
- April 16, 2018

Macron said Thursday that France has proof that the Syrian government launched chlorine gas attacks and said France would not tolerate "regimes that think everything is permitted". Moisi stressed the "risk of escalation" of the conflict amid increasing concerns about a U.S. -Russia proxy war. French President Emmanuel Macron claimed that the country had "proof" the Assad regime used chemical weapons in Douma and would support any United States action. (more...)
Syria Strikes an 'Important Signal' to Iran Syria Strikes an 'Important Signal' to Iran
- April 16, 2018

The Israeli leader added he had spoken to the British Prime Minister Theresa May following the overnight strikes that targeted three alleged chemical weapons facilities. "Early this morning, under American leadership, the United States, France and the United Kingdom demonstrated that their commitment is not limited to proclamations of principle", Netanyahu said in a statement released on Saturday night after the end of the Jewish Sabbath. (more...)
Moscow calls 'chemical attack' in Douma 'fake news,' warns against Syrian intervention Moscow calls 'chemical attack' in Douma 'fake news,' warns against Syrian intervention
- April 15, 2018

The Syrian state denied government forces had launched any chemical assault. Turkey and Russian Federation have been on opposing sides of the conflict in Syria, as Moscow is the chief ally of the Bashar al-Assad regime while Ankara backs rebels seeking to oust him. (more...)
Trump Deputy National Security Adviser Nadia Schadlow Announces Resignation Trump Deputy National Security Adviser Nadia Schadlow Announces Resignation
- April 15, 2018

Bossert is a career government official who was widely viewed as a steady hand in an unconventional and unsteady White House . He took over from K.T. The strategy has set a strong foundation going forward for protecting the homeland, promoting American prosperity, preserving peace through strength and advancing American influence. (more...)
Pentagon gives details on damage to Syria airstrike targets Pentagon gives details on damage to Syria airstrike targets
- April 15, 2018

Stoltenberg noted that "it will reduce the ability of the regime for applying new attacks against the Syrian people using chemical weapons". Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged the members of the organisation to show moderation in the prevailing "dangerous" climate and to respect worldwide law. (more...)
Valerie Plame denounces potential Libby pardon Valerie Plame denounces potential Libby pardon
- April 15, 2018

He was convicted on multiple counts for lying to the FBI and obstructing justice during a special prosecutor investigation into leaks that had blown the identity of an undercover Central Intelligence Agency agent. Plame appeared on the same network Friday to say the pardon was symbolic and had nothing to do with Libby as an individual. "That is false. Mr. Libby's conviction was based upon the testimony of multiple witnesses, including the grand jury testimony of Mr. (more...)
Inspector General report on fired McCabe claims he Inspector General report on fired McCabe claims he "lacked candor"
- April 15, 2018

The statement was in response to a Trump tweet that said McCabe had "LIED!" McCabe says that when he believed his options to the inspector regular have been misunderstood, he went once more and tried to applicable them. DOJ says it was taking its lead from the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility recommending McCabe be sacked. Mr. Trump is now lashing out at fired FBI Director James Comey , who is releasing a new book on his time at the FBI . (more...)
Dad in incest case killed daughter, infant son and adoptive father Dad in incest case killed daughter, infant son and adoptive father
- April 14, 2018

His wife and biological daughter, 20-year-old Katie Pladl, was found dead a few miles away in CT, along with the body of her adoptive father . The caller then said Steven admitted to killing his wife and her adoptive father , the station reports. (more...)
Woman says cliff crash mom ran kids' 'boot camp' Woman says cliff crash mom ran kids' 'boot camp'
- April 14, 2018

The toxicology report was released Friday in California as authorities in Washington state provided details about visits from child protective services to the family's home there. Allman says DNA analysis from biological family members will be used to determine her identity. Last August, soon after the Harts moved into their rural home, neighbors Bruce and Dana DeKalb said a child rang their doorbell, seeking sanctuary from abuse. (more...)
Pak SC bars Sharif from contesting polls for life Pak SC bars Sharif from contesting polls for life
- April 14, 2018

A lawmaker from Sharif's party filed a complaint late past year alleging opposition Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party leader Imran Khan and secretary general Jahangir Tareen owned offshore companies and had not disclosed their assets. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) hailed the ruling against Sharif. PaK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan has made a decision to induct eight more ministers in the cabinet, taking the total strength of the members of his council of ministers to 20, said sources. (more...)
Weaver and Wilkinson talk Trans Mountain in Kamloops Weaver and Wilkinson talk Trans Mountain in Kamloops
- April 14, 2018

Kinder Morgan announced on Sunday it would be suspending all non-essential activities and spending on the project, the decision largely based on on-going protests and the B.C. The government has already dismissed a suggestion from federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh that the federal Liberals partner with British Columbia, First Nations, and Alberta to seek greater clarity from the Supreme Court of Canada to answer the question of jurisdiction. (more...)
Do You Trust Facebook? Do You Trust Facebook?
- April 14, 2018

If an app or website appears on this list, it can receive the only information you have consented to share with them. - Should Facebook be more proactive in protecting its users' data? Democrat Bobby Rush was in the process of asking Mr Zuckerberg when he learned that Facebook allowed advertisers prevent ads from being shown to certain minority groups, a possible violation of civil rights laws. (more...)
A tenser Zuckerberg endures 2nd day in Congress A tenser Zuckerberg endures 2nd day in Congress
- April 14, 2018

Each of the committee's members had four minutes to take a swing at the piñata that is Facebook's CEO, and a majority used their time to ask questions focused on the same topics the Senate covered yesterday . Zuckerberg has said Facebook will ensure that its platform is not misused to influence elections in India and elsewhere. Mr Zuckerberg also revealed that Facebook is cooperating with the United States special prosecutor investigating Russian interference in the 2016 vote. (more...)
Afghan district governor among 15 killed after Taliban attack govt compound Afghan district governor among 15 killed after Taliban attack govt compound
- April 13, 2018

The district governor Ali Dost Shams was killed in the attack along with 15 security force members and civilians. Rahmani said the Taliban planted mines to stop reinforcements from coming to help the government forces fend off the attack. (more...)
YANKEES 10, RED SOX 7: Benches clear twice, just like old times YANKEES 10, RED SOX 7: Benches clear twice, just like old times
- April 13, 2018

The bitter rivals tangled in the seventh inning, adding another chapter to a long history that has included some memorable brawls. Later, the Red Sox appeared to take retribution when Joe Kelly hit Austin with a 98-mph fastball. NY prevailed 10-7 at Fenway Park, but there was plenty of excitement and drama from both teams. Thurman Munson collided with catcher Carlton Fisk in 1973 after Gene Michael missed a bunt attempt. (more...)
Comey Says Trump Is Like a 'Mob Boss' in Upcoming Interview Comey Says Trump Is Like a 'Mob Boss' in Upcoming Interview
- April 13, 2018

The details of the response effort were first reported by CNN . The website's launch comes days before Comey is set to create a media sensation with a series of on-camera interviews across networks. Comey also claimed in Senate testimony that he was defamed by the administration over their justification of his termination. The GOP's talking points, according to CNN , include the assertion that "Comey has a long history of misstatements and misconduct" including 'bizarre decisions, ... (more...)
Trump Deputizes Kudlow, Lighthizer to Review TPP, Sasse Says Trump Deputizes Kudlow, Lighthizer to Review TPP, Sasse Says
- April 13, 2018

Trump also indicated that talks are progressing toward successful renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. In his remarks on Thursday, Trump cited a speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping that the USA president interprets as a signal China is about to open its markets to more US goods. (more...)
Siria, cacciatorpediniere Usa avanza nel Mediterraneo orientale Siria, cacciatorpediniere Usa avanza nel Mediterraneo orientale
- April 12, 2018

Il pericolo che gli U.S., insieme a Francia e Israele , attacchino il regime di Damasco è concreto, in attesa dell'accertamento dell'uso di armi chimiche sui civili. Ad avvalorare la tesi di Reem Masoud ci sarebbero i dati riportati dalla sezione siriana di Mezzaluna Rossa che in più di un'occasione avrebbe dichiarato di non aver rivelato la presenza di particolari agenti tossici nelle zone siriane nel periodo 2012-2018. (more...)
257 dead in Algerian military plane crash 257 dead in Algerian military plane crash
- April 12, 2018

More than 250 people were killed when an Algerian military plane carrying soldiers, their families and some refugees crashed soon after takeoff from a military base. The plane came down in an open farm field near the base, the ministry says. A local farmer described the moment he saw people leaping from the aircraft moments before the plane crashed at 7.50am local time on Wednesday. (more...)
Trump warns Russian Federation to 'get ready' for U.S. strike on Syria Trump warns Russian Federation to 'get ready' for U.S. strike on Syria
- April 12, 2018

If the U.S. action follows the pattern of a previous punitive strike on Syria ordered by Trump past year it will begin with a salvo of cruise missiles fired from USA warships in the Mediterranean. These two ships, possibly aided by a United States submarine, are likely to play a role in a strike. "Nevertheless, we hope that common sense will prevail in the end and that worldwide relations will become more constructive - that the whole global system will become more stable and ... (more...)
EPA's Pruitt sinking deeper into a rut EPA's Pruitt sinking deeper into a rut
- April 12, 2018

Pruitt suggested the lobbyist whose wife rented him the $50 a night condo - well below market rates - had been a friend for years, but the lobbyist suggested they were only casual acquaintances. Pruitt has done a fantastic job of proving that dark ingenuity can exploit well-intentioned legislation - by using an obscure water-safety law that lets the EPA head make crisis hires without White House or Senate approval to instead hire spokesmen, schedulers and former lobbyists. (more...)
Emir of Qatar says his nation condemns terrorism Emir of Qatar says his nation condemns terrorism
- April 11, 2018

President Trump says the US and Qatar are continuing to work closely on ensuring terrorism funding is halted in the Middle East, although he once accused the nation of Qatar of funding terrorism at a "high level ." . Trump hasn't repeated that cost lately and Qatar has since taken steps to deal with USA considerations. Qatar denies all those charges. Trump as soon as accused the tiny gas-rich nation of funding terrorism at a "excessive stage". (more...)
Some Extracurricular Activities Continue Despite Oklahoma Teacher Walkout Some Extracurricular Activities Continue Despite Oklahoma Teacher Walkout
- April 11, 2018

Meanwhile, dozens of school districts have announced they will be closed on Monday, including Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Deer Creek, and Blanchard. Shortly before the April 2 walkout, Gov. "We are ready to fight for our kids for the long haul". Education funding cuts have forced growing class sizes and limited basic supplies, according to the Oklahoma Education Association. (more...)
Two defencemen, bus driver among dead in Humboldt Broncos crash — NewsAlert Two defencemen, bus driver among dead in Humboldt Broncos crash — NewsAlert
- April 11, 2018

The father of one of those injured tweeted a heart-wrenching photo of some of the players holding hands in their hospital beds. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the driver of the truck that hit the bus was initially detained but later released and provided with mental health assistance. (more...)
FBI raids Cohen; Trump brands Mueller's probe an 'attack on country' FBI raids Cohen; Trump brands Mueller's probe an 'attack on country'
- April 10, 2018

The New York Times says an associate of Pinchuk's called Trump directly to set up the appearance and that the next day, Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen called to solicit the donation. He said the raid in NY marked a "whole new level of unfairness" by Mueller and his team. The referral to the US attorney in the Southern District of NY was approved by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , according to a person familiar with the situation. (more...)
Russia, Syria invite probe into alleged chemical attack Russia, Syria invite probe into alleged chemical attack
- April 10, 2018

The attacks come during an uneasy time in Syria, and also as President Trump carefully navigates exactly what to do in the country, where there are approximately 2,000 USA troops now stationed. The attacks have come almost a week after Trump expressed his desire to bring the USA troops back to the country. Trump has declared his intent to withdraw US troops from Syria in the coming months, despite resistance from many of his advisers. (more...)
Kim Jong Un briefs party leaders on future dialogue with US Kim Jong Un briefs party leaders on future dialogue with US
- April 10, 2018

Till then Washington was yet to hear directly from Pyongyang on the invitation extended by Kim via South Korean intermediaries. But while North Korea seems to have at least paused its nuclear activity for the time being, the rogue nation has not confirmed any sort of agenda for the meeting at this point, and giving up their prized nuclear weapons indefinitely be an unexpected result. (more...)
Nikki Haley: Putin's Regime 'Covered in the Blood of Syrian Children' Nikki Haley: Putin's Regime 'Covered in the Blood of Syrian Children'
- April 10, 2018

Trump said the U.S.is still investigating the possible involvement of the Iranian and Russian governments in the strike. "On the eve of potential USA and French strikes against Assad in response to the Douma gas attack , it is likely the Israelis already had the intention to strike at the T-4 base, and timed their attack to maximise the destruction they could inflict on Iranian forces", he told AFP. (more...)