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Driving through Paradise, California as the Camp Fire rages on Driving through Paradise, California as the Camp Fire rages on
- November 10, 2018

The Paradise fire is known as the Camp fire in California , and has now raged across 31 miles (20,000 acres) of the state. A fast-moving wildfire roared through a Northern California town on Thursday, with deaths reported as it burned a hospital, hundreds of homes and sent tens of thousands of people fleeing flames in cars and on foot, authorities said. (more...)
Man survives California, Las Vegas shootings one year apart Man survives California, Las Vegas shootings one year apart
- November 10, 2018

Long, who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, also killed himself after massacring his victims. The gunman used a Glock 21.45-caliber handgun created to hold 10 rounds plus one in the chamber, but the gun had an extended magazine, the sheriff said. (more...)
Guyana plane crash: Six injured on Air Jamaica flight Guyana plane crash: Six injured on Air Jamaica flight
- November 10, 2018

The plane was carrying 120 passengers including two infants, plus eight crew members. None of the injuries are life-threatening. Airline spokesman Carl Bowen said the Boeing 757-200 aircraft returned to the airport less than 20 minutes after taking off around 2:10 a.m. (more...)
Fox News rebukes top anchorman after speech at Trump's final rally Fox News rebukes top anchorman after speech at Trump's final rally
- November 09, 2018

News organizations are not supposed to endorse candidates, and while Fox is generally considered a right-wing news organization, it always strived to be perceived as more news organization than right-wing . "Mia Love gave me no love and she lost", Trump said. Hannity , who had said earlier on Monday that he would not appear on the campaign stage, tweeted that he was "surprised, yet honoured" by the president's request that he come up on stage. (more...)
Dead, Including Sheriff’s Sergeant and Gunman, in Shooting at Thousand Oaks Bar Dead, Including Sheriff’s Sergeant and Gunman, in Shooting at Thousand Oaks Bar
- November 09, 2018

Ventura county sheriff Geoff Dean said sheriff's deputies were called to Long's home in Newbury Park, five miles west of Thousand Oaks, in April 2018. "When he heard gunfire, he went in and that's something would expect from Ron", Kuredjian said. "It's still very fluid, and I hope to give you guys updates in terms of both the number and the status of the shooter". (more...)
USA midterms: Disappointed Democrats pin hopes on Florida's ex-cons USA midterms: Disappointed Democrats pin hopes on Florida's ex-cons
- November 08, 2018

Byron Donalds. "I would like to thank the president for standing by me when it wasn't necessarily the smart thing to do", he said. The losses tempered big Democratic victories in governor races in two states, MI and Kansas, that voted for Republican President Donald Trump in 2016, bolstering the party's hopes of recapturing those states in the 2020 presidential election. (more...)
Pentagon balked at US border troops building detention facilities Pentagon balked at US border troops building detention facilities
- November 08, 2018

Trump's decision to send active-duty us military troops to the border between the United States and Mexico has been decried as a political stunt, planned more to influence Tuesday's elections than the entry of immigrants still hundreds of miles from the border. (more...)
Women win big in U.S. midterm elections 2018 Women win big in U.S. midterm elections 2018
- November 08, 2018

Women poured into grass-roots groups determined to regain Democratic control of Congress and flooded organizations that trained them to run for office. In the 115th Congress, 11 states - Idaho, Montana, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Rhode Island, Vermont, South Carolina and Kentucky - had no women in their congressional delegations. (more...)
Firebrand Marsha Blackburn retains Tennessee Senate seat for GOP Firebrand Marsha Blackburn retains Tennessee Senate seat for GOP
- November 08, 2018

When Sen. Bob Corker retired, there was plenty of talk that the Dems would claim this seat. Marsha Blackburn calls herself a hardcore conservative proud to be politically incorrect and both candidates are trying to shape the race according to their own issues. (more...)
Saudi Arabia vows to prosecute Khashoggi killers, defends rights record at UN Saudi Arabia vows to prosecute Khashoggi killers, defends rights record at UN
- November 08, 2018

On Monday, a Turkish official said that at least two members of a team that Saudi Arabia sent to investigate Khashoggi's killing were actually there to cover it up. "Or he had a peaceful death", Abdullah Khashoggi told the USA network during the interview in Washington. "I really hope that whatever happened wasn't painful for him, or it was quick". (more...)
Trump Calls Reporter Trump Calls Reporter "Rude, Terrible" In Tense Press Conference Exchange
- November 08, 2018

He then tried to ask a question about the Russian Federation investigation, but Trump dismissed the question and told Acosta to " put down the mic ". "You aren't the best". He praised Rep. Nancy Pelosi, calling her "very smart", but then warned House Democrats that he would have Senate Republicans probe their conduct, should they use their newfound subpoena power to investigate him. (more...)
Kemp turns election system worries into a political weapon Kemp turns election system worries into a political weapon
- November 07, 2018

Democrats immediately cried foul, noting Kemp has offered no evidence for his claims and pointing out the massive conflict of interest in Kemp launching an investigation into the people he is running against in his own election campaign. (more...)
Trump says Democrats would ruin Florida, his second home Trump says Democrats would ruin Florida, his second home
- November 07, 2018

The latest poll : A Quinnipiac University poll out Monday had Gillum with a seven-point lead over DeSantis, taking 50 - 43 percent among likely voters. "I think that myself, like other people, are not liking what we're seeing on the other side", Mancini said. Former Vice President Joe Biden was campaigning in OH with former Obama administration official Richard Cordray, who is attempting to become governor in a high-profile contest. (more...)
Doctor friends attempt to save Australian man after shark attack in Whitsundays Doctor friends attempt to save Australian man after shark attack in Whitsundays
- November 07, 2018

In September, two tourists were attacked in the same body of water within 24 hours of each other, resulting in the culling of six sharks. A man has died after being bitten by a shark while swimming in Cid Harbour in the Whitsundays where two other people were recently attacked. (more...)
USA mid-term elections 2018: Americans vote in 'poll of a lifetime' USA mid-term elections 2018: Americans vote in 'poll of a lifetime'
- November 07, 2018

The Daily Beast has examined that "unthinkable" scenario in some depth. But with Trump in the Oval Office, she said she felt a responsibility to fight for issues like protecting the Affordable Care Act, "which I feel very proprietary about", as well as making sure there's "a woman at the table". (more...)
Three US Girl Scouts killed 'by intoxicated driver' in hit-and-run Three US Girl Scouts killed 'by intoxicated driver' in hit-and-run
- November 07, 2018

The driver, identified as 21-year-old Colton Treu, fled the scene but later turned himself in to police. The group of seven girls and five parents had "highly visible" green safety vests on at the time, police said in a statement . "We're going through a storm as girl scouts and as a community", said Chippewa Falls mother and former Girl Scout, Tricia Voigt. One other girl who was hit survived and was in critical condition Saturday night. (more...)
Voters can still apply for absentee ballots at clerk's office today Voters can still apply for absentee ballots at clerk's office today
- November 05, 2018

If you do not have a photo ID and cannot reasonably obtain one by Election Day, you can fill out a Reasonable Impediment Declaration at the polls and provide supporting documentation. Through Thursday, early turnout was 217 percent of what it was in 2014. "Voters who have moved and re-registered may not know where they vote", said Washburne. (more...)
Upcoming Brett Kavanaugh Ceremony Will Break SCOTUS Tradition Due to ‘Security Concerns’ Upcoming Brett Kavanaugh Ceremony Will Break SCOTUS Tradition Due to ‘Security Concerns’
- November 05, 2018

I read the transcript of the call to your Committee. When questioned after her initial allegation, the truth eventually came out that Munro-Leighton lied because she did not want to see the conservative Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court bench. (more...)
Sri Lanka Decides to Summon Parliament amid Political Crisis Sri Lanka Decides to Summon Parliament amid Political Crisis
- November 05, 2018

Rajapakse loyalists are arranging a mass rally on Monday near the parliament complex to support to what the local media has dubbed a "constitutional coup". The Sirisena government's plan with the UN Human Rights Council to investigate soldiers accused in the deaths, kidnappings and forced disappearance of civilians and journalists could be shelved because of a hard-line element in Rajapaksa's government that considers prosecuting soldiers engaged in the civil war unpatriotic. (more...)
Technical problem prompted alert call from Lion jet's earlier flight Technical problem prompted alert call from Lion jet's earlier flight
- November 04, 2018

There were 189 people on board flight JT610 of budget airline Lion Air when ground staff lost contact with the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft early on Monday, 13 minutes after it had left the airport in Jakarta , the capital. "The currents below the sea are still strong which makes it hard for divers, but they persistently faced it", he said. Her father and others knelt by the grave, which was sprinkled with red, white and yellow flowers, and prayed. (more...)
Egypt attack: Gunmen target bus with Coptic Christians Egypt attack: Gunmen target bus with Coptic Christians
- November 04, 2018

All but one of those killed were members of the same family, according to a list of the victims' names released by the church, which said among the dead were a boy and a girl, age 15 and 12 respectively. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in a statement today. Later on Friday, an IS-linked website reported that militants in Egypt with links to the group had claimed responsibility for the attack. (more...)
Trump promises executive order next week to change USA asylum laws Trump promises executive order next week to change USA asylum laws
- November 04, 2018

By law, immigrants can seek asylum either at ports of entry or once in the U.S. - even if they crossed illegally. Trump's professed and enacted policy towards thousands of caravanners seeking asylum in the United States is shockingly unconstitutional. (more...)
Pence Knocks Abrams Over Celebrity Support: 'This Ain't Hollywood, This Is Georgia' Pence Knocks Abrams Over Celebrity Support: 'This Ain't Hollywood, This Is Georgia'
- November 04, 2018

After surprising Georgians by campaigning for Abrams door-to-door, Oprah spoke at a Thursday campaign rally for her in Marietta. If Abrams wins, she would be the nation's first black female governor of a state. "You are disrespecting and disregarding their legacy, their suffering and their dreams when you don't vote", she added. Lemon made the remarks while discussing Oprah Winfrey's campaign speech this week for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) with CNN host ... (more...)
Turkey says 260000 Syrians have returned to 'Euphrates Shield' operation area Turkey says 260000 Syrians have returned to 'Euphrates Shield' operation area
- November 02, 2018

Turkish and USA troops patrolled around the Saju Stream, which separates the Manbij frontline from the city of Jarabulus, an area falling under Turkey's Operation Euphrates Shield , according to Anadolu Agency reporters on the ground. was "in touch" with both Turkey and the SDF to "de-escalate the situation" on Tuesday. "Unilateral military strikes into northwest Syria by any party, particularly as American personnel may be present or in the vicinity, are of great concern to us", State ... (more...)
Oprah campaigns for Democrat Stacey Abrams for Georgia governor Oprah campaigns for Democrat Stacey Abrams for Georgia governor
- November 02, 2018

In 2008, incumbent GOP Senator Saxby Chambliss was forced into a runoff with Democratic challenger Jim Martin, who had been buoyed by an increased black turnout with Barack Obama at the top of the ticket. "When I stand in the polls, I do what Maya Angelou says, I come as one, but I stand as 10,000". Oprah Winfrey returned to the campaign trail on Thursday for Stacey Abrams, a Democrat who is running for governor of Georgia, lamenting "all the noise", "crazy talk" and "vitriol" that is now ... (more...)
Trump deploys 5,200 troops to Mexico border to stop ‘invasion’ Trump deploys 5,200 troops to Mexico border to stop ‘invasion’
- November 02, 2018

The announcement comes as President Donald Trump has been trying to focus on the caravan just a week before the midterm elections. The US military, at the urging of the White House, plans to send 5,000 troops to the southern border to support the thousands of National Guard personnel and customs officials already there, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. (more...)
6 local military bases will support new troops deployed to border 6 local military bases will support new troops deployed to border
- November 02, 2018

Trump also tweeted a video Wednesday alleging Democrats were responsible for allowing a homicidal immigrant into the USA but provided no evidence supporting that claim. According to the 1997 Flores settlement, children can only be held in immigration detention for up to 20 days, after which they must either be released to a guardian or placed in a licensed shelter. (more...)
Pittsburgh shooting: Trump visits synagogue amid protests Pittsburgh shooting: Trump visits synagogue amid protests
- November 02, 2018

The two brothers, who lived at a home for people with disabilities, were among the 11 mostly elderly congregants killed when a gunman stormed into the Tree of Life synagogue and opened fire on worshippers , yelling: "All Jews must die". (more...)
PM Modi unveils world's tallest structure, 'Statue of Unity' in Gujarat's Kevadia PM Modi unveils world's tallest structure, 'Statue of Unity' in Gujarat's Kevadia
- November 01, 2018

The world's tallest statue was unveiled in India's Gujarat state on Wednesday in a ceremony filled with pomp, circumstance and heightened security. Including the pedestal, the Statue of Liberty stands about half as tall at 305 feet. 'This monument will not just be a mute memorial like the rest, but a fully functional, purpose-serving tribute that will spur all round socio-economic development. (more...)
Why Trump wants to take birthright citizenship out of the Constitution Why Trump wants to take birthright citizenship out of the Constitution
- November 01, 2018

As a candidate for office, Trump frequently lambasted birthright citizenship accusing so-called " anchor babies " of not being Americans. In the United States, Birthright citizenship may be conferred by jus soli or jus sanguinis . (more...)
Va. sisters were found dead in NYC, duct-taped together Va. sisters were found dead in NYC, duct-taped together
- November 01, 2018

According to the NYT , the police had initially struggled to identify the women but later said they were 22-year-old Rotana Farea and 16-year-old Tala Farea who lived in Fairfax, Virginia . Saudi Arabia has recently come under fire for the murder of US permanent resident Jamal Khashoggi . The NYPD says there's no known nexus between the sisters' death and the Saudi government. (more...)
Murdered Saudi journalist 'strangled as soon as he entered consulate' Murdered Saudi journalist 'strangled as soon as he entered consulate'
- November 01, 2018

He was killed after entering the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to obtain paperwork for his marriage to his Turkish fiancee. The whereabouts of the remains of Mr Khashoggi - a critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - also remain unknown despite "good-willed efforts" by Turkey to uncover the truth, the statement added. (more...)
Canadian mother reunited with son abducted as toddler almost 31 years ago Canadian mother reunited with son abducted as toddler almost 31 years ago
- November 01, 2018

Mann Jr. obtained bogus documents for the pair, and told Jeremy that his mother had died decades ago. "I wanted to feel if he's real", Lyneth Mann-Lewis, the mother, told reporters Monday. A Toronto-area mother who spent three anguished decades wondering whether her son was alive or dead said their recent, happy reunion should offer hope to other families grappling with the pain of missing a child. (more...)
8 killed in Pittsburgh synagogue attack; gunman captured 8 killed in Pittsburgh synagogue attack; gunman captured
- October 31, 2018

Local television station KDKA reported that at least 8 people had died, "possibly more". Pennsylvania's Attorney General Josh Shapiro is saying that the shooter at the synagogue in Pittsburgh 'shooter claimed innocent lives - and injured first-responders - at a baby naming'. (more...)
Mahrez Gives Emotional Interview After Dedicating Goal To Vichai Mahrez Gives Emotional Interview After Dedicating Goal To Vichai
- October 31, 2018

Billionaire Vichai, 60, died along with four others when his helicopter plummeted into a auto park outside the King Power stadium shortly after his side's 1-1 draw with West Ham on Saturday. "This most definitely ensured the belief that sporting miracles can happen". "I'm sure the wider football world will offer some solace for his loved ones". (more...)
Lavrov calls for new Russia-US agreement Lavrov calls for new Russia-US agreement
- October 30, 2018

Bolton stood by an editorial he penned in 2011 in which he blasted the treaty, arguing that strategic threats such as China, Iran, and North Korea were not covered by the INF so it dangerously limited America's options for combating with them. (more...)
China's 1st private rocket fails after launch China's 1st private rocket fails after launch
- October 30, 2018

After nominal first and second stages, the ZQ-1 rocket failed to reach orbit as something went wrong with the final of the three-stage rocket. China is the third country in the world (after the United States and Russia) to have a private company capable of independently developing liquid-oxygen/methane engines for its rockets. (more...)
Khashoggi's fiancée demands answers, says Saudi authorities are responsible for killing Khashoggi's fiancée demands answers, says Saudi authorities are responsible for killing
- October 30, 2018

Turkey , through a gradual release of information and public statements, has helped feed an worldwide outcry over the case and pressured Saudi Arabia to concede its role. I would have done everything to stop him entering that building. Beyond the detention of the 18 suspects, five Saudi intelligence chiefs have been sacked, including two who were part of the crown prince's inner circle. (more...)
Suspicious package intercepted at Atlanta post office Suspicious package intercepted at Atlanta post office
- October 30, 2018

At that time , the court will also take up moving the case to NY where the criminal complaint was filed. If convicted of these federal crimes, he faces 48 years in prison. Law enforcement officials tell CNN that Cesar Sayoc had "a list of more than 100 people" to whom he meant to send packages. Investigators said they linked him to the packages through fingerprint and DNA evidence. (more...)
1 student shot at North Carolina high school, police say 1 student shot at North Carolina high school, police say
- October 30, 2018

Wilcox' comment appeared to imply that the shooter was the person who was bullied, but Tyrrell later wouldn't specify whether it was the suspect or the victim who was bullied. "What makes it doubly hard is that it was one of our students who was the shooter", he said. 'There really is no easy answer. Those upgrades included hardened doors, perimeter fencing, reinforced glass, surveillance cameras, additional locks and locksmiths, but no metal detectors. (more...)