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Lawyer Michael Avenatti charged Lawyer Michael Avenatti charged
- March 26, 2019

He was later arrested . The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that the alleged co-conspirator in the alleged Michael Avenatti fraud scheme is CNN legal analyst Mark Geragos , who is also Jussie Smollett's lawyer. Avenatti also offered to accept a $22.5 million payment for his silence, prosecutors said. Three weeks ago, a former lawyer from Avenatti's Eagan firm accused him of defrauding a bankruptcy court by hiding millions of dollars . (more...)
Israel starts striking Hamas targets throughout Gaza in response to rocket attack Israel starts striking Hamas targets throughout Gaza in response to rocket attack
- March 26, 2019

And on Saturday, the Israeli army launched two separate air strikes against groups of Palestinians in Gaza who had allegedly flown balloons rigged with explosives into Israel. It isn't only the areas in Israel adjacent to Gaza for which precautions are being taken. Hamas has been leading weekly protests along the Israeli border for the past year in hopes of easing the blockade, but the demonstrations have done little to improve conditions. (more...)
Father of Sandy Hook shooting victim found dead Father of Sandy Hook shooting victim found dead
- March 26, 2019

Police with the State of Connecticut Medical Examiner's Office are investigating the death, which does not appear suspicious, according to the statement. Richman founded the Avielle Foundation in memory of his daughter, a foundation that sought to prevent violence and build compassion through neuroscience research, community engagement and education. (more...)
Mueller offers no answer on whether Trump obstructed justice
- March 26, 2019

Mueller on Friday released his report to Trump-appointed Attorney General William P. Barr, who on Sunday summarized for the Senate Judiciary Committee that Mueller's investigation did not find that the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with Russian Federation in an effort to influence the 2016 USA presidential election. (more...)
Collusion vs. Obstruction: Did the Mueller Report Really Exonerate Trump? Collusion vs. Obstruction: Did the Mueller Report Really Exonerate Trump?
- March 26, 2019

However, the attorney general says this does not amount to an offence. Mr. Barr delivered a summary of Mr. Mueller's findings to Congress on Sunday that found no collusion between President Trump's team and Russian meddlers in the 2016 campaign. (more...)
American Airlines extends Boeing 737 Max-related flight cancellations following deadly crashes American Airlines extends Boeing 737 Max-related flight cancellations following deadly crashes
- March 25, 2019

Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam told CNN on Saturday that the simulator the pilots trained on can not replicate the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), a new automated feature on the 737 Max 8 planes that crash investigators are scrutinising. (more...)
Death of second Parkland student being investigated, police say Death of second Parkland student being investigated, police say
- March 25, 2019

She graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, one month after the devastating shooting that killed 17 students and staff and shook the nation. Her funeral took place Friday. "Killing yourself is not the answer". "Meadow and Sydney were friends for a long, long time", Pollack continued. It's important to look out for warning signs, says Jackie Rosen, who founded Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention after her own son killed himself 31 years ago. (more...)
Cruise ship off Norway evacuated due to strong winds, engine trouble Cruise ship off Norway evacuated due to strong winds, engine trouble
- March 24, 2019

They said rescue attempts for the cruise ship were delayed as a effect, but all passengers and crew were deemed safe. The Viking Sky , a luxury vessel carrying 1,300 passengers and crew members, signaled for help after it was hit with the engine problems and began migrating landward, The Associated Press reported, citing the Norwegian newspaper VG. (more...)
Hundreds of thousands homeless after cyclone in southern Africa Hundreds of thousands homeless after cyclone in southern Africa
- March 24, 2019

The rain from Cyclone Idai caused the Buzi and Pungwe rivers to burst their banks and the United... ANC secretary general Ace Magashule says he is "deeply moved and concerned" about the plight of the victims of Cyclone Idai, a tropical cyclone that hit Mozambique , Zimbabwe and Malawi. (more...)
Mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty Mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty
- March 24, 2019

After describing what he did, he broke down in sobs, for several seconds unable to speak. Sayoc said he did not intend for the devices to detonate. However, he admitted that he knew there was a risk they could explode. And while law enforcement officials have been pulling over cars with anti-Trump bumper stickers and whatnot, Sayoc was rolling around in a van completely covered in pro-Trump and anti-Democrat stickers including some of Hillary Clinton and Trump critic Michael Moore in ... (more...)
New Zealand Mosques Reopen 8 Days After Attacks New Zealand Mosques Reopen 8 Days After Attacks
- March 24, 2019

Thank you to the New Zealand Prime Minister for your leadership among all the people of New Zealand and to show love towards the Muslim community. A vigil for the fifty Muslims killed in Christchurch, New Zealand brought together over 200 people in Oxford on Friday afternoon. (more...)
Venezuelan forces detain key aide to opposition leader Venezuelan forces detain key aide to opposition leader
- March 24, 2019

President Donald Trump has said all options are on the table for Venezuela but has not said under what circumstances he might consider using USA military force. The bank, which provides development funding for Latin America and in which Washington holds 30 percent of voting power, said it would no longer gather in the southwestern city of Chengdu from March 28 to 31 in what would have been its first annual meeting in China. (more...)
Trump reversing new sanctions on North Korea Trump reversing new sanctions on North Korea
- March 23, 2019

The tweet came in response to President Donald Trump's announcement, also on Twitter, that he "ordered the withdrawal" of new sanctions on North Korea that the Treasury Department has just announced. Senator Chris Van Hollen said it showed Trump was being "played" by Kim, "one of the world's most vicious dictators". "Well, they're already instituted!" said Borger. (more...)
N Korea quits liaison office with S Korea N Korea quits liaison office with S Korea
- March 23, 2019

South Korean officials hopefully noted their North Korean counterparts did not specify whether their exit from Kaesong is permanent, and they said the Kim regime "will not mind the South remaining" at the liaison office while they await further developments. (more...)
Guns Used in Mosque Attack Banned Immediately Guns Used in Mosque Attack Banned Immediately
- March 23, 2019

The announcement comes after New Zealand's cabinet said on Monday that it agreed "in principle" to reform gun laws. For the guns that are still out there, Ardern announced a buyback scheme that will cost between Nz$100 million and $200 million (between US$69 million and $139 million), depending on the number of weapons received. (more...)
Mueller report delivered to Attorney General Mueller report delivered to Attorney General
- March 23, 2019

It also discloses, in accordance with federal regulations, that Mueller was not, at any point, overruled by Barr or by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in the course of his investigation . While Mueller's investigation is finished, the investigations into Trump, his business and his administration are far from over. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, echoed Trump's own earlier call to release the report. (more...)
Trump says public should see 'ridiculous' Mueller report Trump says public should see 'ridiculous' Mueller report
- March 22, 2019

But during his confirmation hearing last month , Barr said he ultimately will decide what the public sees, and that any report will be in his words, not Mueller's. Trump has denied collusion and obstruction, calling the investigation a "witch-hunt". "You know better than anybody there was no collusion", Trump said to one reporter. (more...)
Cummings: Ivanka Trump not preserving all official email Cummings: Ivanka Trump not preserving all official email
- March 22, 2019

Cummings also said his committee obtained documents showing that K.T. McFarland, former Deputy National Security Advisor, and Steve Bannon, former White House Chief Strategist, conducted official business on their personal email accounts relating to transfer of sensitive USA nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. (more...)
Trump says time for US to recognise Israeli sovereignty over Golan Trump says time for US to recognise Israeli sovereignty over Golan
- March 22, 2019

Trump declared his break with that policy in a tweet. Minutes later, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted his appreciation. In a tweet on Thursday, Trump said the Golan Heights are "of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel" and to "regional security". (more...)
Trump’s White House decides it’s above the law - just like Nixon’s did Trump’s White House decides it’s above the law - just like Nixon’s did
- March 22, 2019

A top House Democrat criticized the White House for "an unprecedented level of stonewalling, delay and obstruction" in turning over documents requested in the growing congressional investigations of President Donald Trump and his administration. (more...)
Nirav Modi in possession of three passports, United Kingdom court told Nirav Modi in possession of three passports, United Kingdom court told
- March 21, 2019

The Court had issued a warrant for Modi's arrest in response to a request from India's Enforcement Directorate . The tycoon, who dressed stars including Kate Winslet, Dakota Johnson and Priyanka Chopra, faces charges of fraudulently acquiring guarantees from Punjab National Bank that was later used to obtain loans from overseas, according to complaints filed by the lender. (more...)
Eskom denies planning Stage 5 and 6 load-shedding Eskom denies planning Stage 5 and 6 load-shedding
- March 21, 2019

South Africa's public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan said on Tuesday he can not say yet when rolling blackouts will end, as power utility Eskom struggles with capacity shortages that threaten to thwart efforts to boost economic growth. (more...)
PM Morrison weighing up diplomatic options after controversial Erdogan comments PM Morrison weighing up diplomatic options after controversial Erdogan comments
- March 21, 2019

The battle, marked by heavy casualties on both sides, was a disastrous defeat for the allies against the then Ottoman Empire. 'It would be appalling for Australians to feel threatened if they wish to visit Gallipoli to pay their respects, ' Mr King said on Wednesday. (more...)
Half Of Americans Believe Trump Is The Victim Of A ‘Witch Hunt’ Half Of Americans Believe Trump Is The Victim Of A ‘Witch Hunt’
- March 21, 2019

Interested in Donald Trump? The Democrats are busy building new avenues for evidence to come out, opening a broad array of investigations of Trump's White House and businesses that go far beyond Mueller's focus on Russian interference to help Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton. (more...)
Off-duty pilot saved plane one day before deadly Lion Air crash Off-duty pilot saved plane one day before deadly Lion Air crash
- March 21, 2019

The Ethiopian Airlines crash has shaken the global aviation industry and cast a shadow over the flagship Boeing model meant to be a standard for decades to come, given parallels with the Lion Air calamity off Jakarta in October. Critics have questioned the FAA's practice of using employees of aircraft manufacturers to handle some safety inspections. An off-duty pilot riding in the cockpit of a Boeing 737 Max 8 fixed a malfunction during the second-to-the-last flight for the aircraft, ... (more...)
Trump Doubles Down On Critiques Of The Late Sen. John McCain Trump Doubles Down On Critiques Of The Late Sen. John McCain
- March 20, 2019

He repeated those attacks in the Oval Office, complaining about McCain's vote against repealing President Barack Obama's health care law. Later that day, Trump retweeted a tweet from a supporter who wrote that "millions of Americans truly LOVE President Trump, not McCain". (more...)
Turkey's president shows footage of New Zealand mosque attacks at rallies Turkey's president shows footage of New Zealand mosque attacks at rallies
- March 20, 2019

The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Tuesday issued a statement saying that the Greek reaction to a recent rant by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was "inconceivable and odd due to its content and timing". "Anything of that nature that misrepresents this country, given that this was a non-New Zealand citizen, imperils the future and safety of New Zealand's people and our people overseas". (more...)
Second vote on Brexit deal blocked in House of Commons Second vote on Brexit deal blocked in House of Commons
- March 20, 2019

The 2016 referendum, which produced a 52-48 percent vote to leave, exposed deep divisions and has fuelled soul-searching about everything from secession and immigration to capitalism and British identity. He told reporters in Brussels: "If there is going to be a request for a long extension of Article 50 by the United Kingdom then there will need to be a very persuasive plan to go with that to explain why that's needed and how they will use the time to conclude the outstanding issues that ... (more...)
Deadly Palestinian attack puts security in focus before Israel polls Deadly Palestinian attack puts security in focus before Israel polls
- March 20, 2019

The death toll brings to two settlers killed when a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier near the Ariel settlement before opening fire from his rifle on Israelis at a nearby bus station. Palestinian attacks against Israeli settlers and soldiers occur sporadically in the West Bank. The attack on Sunday came just two days after a flare up between Israel and Hamas forces in the besieged Gaza Strip after Israeli forces bombarded the Gaza Strip with airstrikes, after two rockets from Gaza were ... (more...)
Facebook pulls 1.5 million mass murder videos Facebook pulls 1.5 million mass murder videos
- March 20, 2019

Facebook says that none of the up to 200 people that viewed a live stream of the Christchurch attack on the social media platform reported it. Although the social network deleted the 16-minute video, it and other services such as YouTube and Twitter have struggled to keep up with the proliferation of copies being uploaded to their platforms. (more...)
New Zealand shooting: Survivor recounts confronting suspected shooter New Zealand shooting: Survivor recounts confronting suspected shooter
- March 19, 2019

And Aziz? "I'm not a Hero", says the man originally fled the war in Afghanistan, to his act. Aziz charged at Tarrant with a credit card machine when someone shouted that a gunman had opened fire. "His life was all about that", Khan said, adding that Rashid and his son, Talha Naeem, gave their lives trying to snatch the attacker's gun. She was among at least four women killed in the attack. (more...)
Ethiopian Airlines: 'Clear similarities' with Indonesia crash Ethiopian Airlines: 'Clear similarities' with Indonesia crash
- March 19, 2019

Ethiopia's transport minister said on Saturday it may take "considerable time " for investigators to find the cause of the crash involving the new aeroplane. He said the MCAS modification is taking place "while investigators continue to work to establish definitive conclusions". Following last October's Lion Air crash in Indonesia , investigators said the pilots had appeared to struggle with an automated system created to keep the plane from stalling, a new feature of the jet. (more...)
'We stand in solidarity with New Zealand at this tragic moment', National 'We stand in solidarity with New Zealand at this tragic moment', National
- March 19, 2019

David Tipple, the managing director of Gun City, whose online store sold Tarrant four weapons, said he felt no responsibility for the killings. None of the guns sold to Tarrant were military-style, semi-automatic weapons, according to Tipple. (more...)
Australian Senator egged after his comments on New Zealand shooting Australian Senator egged after his comments on New Zealand shooting
- March 18, 2019

It has exceeded the $2,000 target by reaching more than $21,000 and is still climbing.Since the video s wide circulation, Adam Houda, a high profile criminal lawyer who has defended men charged with terrorist-related offences in the past, is now demanding Mr Anning face charges for his actions. (more...)
New Yorkers prepare to celebrate St. Patrick's Day New Yorkers prepare to celebrate St. Patrick's Day
- March 18, 2019

Ahead of the parade, the state's political leaders were gathering for the St. Patrick's Day Breakfast in South Boston. The Express , a popular newspaper of the time, reported that an "estimated at 20,000 the number in the procession that marched through the muddy streets". (more...)
Brenton Tarrant Photos: Full Story Of New Zealand Mosque Shooter Brenton Tarrant Photos: Full Story Of New Zealand Mosque Shooter
- March 18, 2019

The first reports of multiple gunshots in Christchurch , the largest city on New Zealand's South Island, came in around 1:40pm local time. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned the shooting , calling it an "extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence", and adding "this is one of New Zealand's darkest days ". (more...)
Cyclone Kills more than 150 in Southeast Africa Cyclone Kills more than 150 in Southeast Africa
- March 18, 2019

The Charles Lwanga Secondary School in the mountainous district of Chimanimani has been closed and the army has been deployed to evacuate the 200 trapped pupils, according to the Department of Civil Protection. However, the high water level and strong winds have made it hard to land planes and helicopters to carry out rescue operations, according to Mozambique's state radio. (more...)
Murdered mobster Frank Cali 'lured out of home' before being shot Murdered mobster Frank Cali 'lured out of home' before being shot
- March 17, 2019

Cali was pronounced dead at Staten Island University Hospital. The shooter sped off in a pickup truck, police said. He had pleaded guilty in an extortion conspiracy involving a failed attempt to build a NASCAR track in Staten Island. The reputed "acting boss" of the storied Gambino Crime Family was found shot to death outside his home Wednesday evening. But federal prosecutors held that Cali was involved in a number of other crime schemes, including operating illegal gambling machines in ... (more...)
Suspect in Christchurch mosque shootings to appear in court Suspect in Christchurch mosque shootings to appear in court
- March 17, 2019

Mr Bush said two of those in custody were arrested at the scene, and that police were working to establish whether they had had any involvement in the incident. 'I can tell you one thing right now, our gun laws will change, ' Ms Ardern told reporters. Rules in New Zealand require gun owners to be licensed, but unlike neighboring Australia , laws do not require all weapons to be registered, giving authorities poor oversight of the country's firearms, according to GunPolicy.org. (more...)
New Zealand mass shooting suspect charged with murder New Zealand mass shooting suspect charged with murder
- March 17, 2019

Many people in the diverse city have ties to the community that stretch back generations. He added that one of his friends had died of his injuries and another is still in hospital. John Donohue, a law professor at Stanford University, concurred and said that previous arguments against gun control that relied on New Zealand's low rate of gun violence have been wiped away by the mosque attacks. (more...)