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Mendocino Complex of Fires grows closer to communities around Clear Lake


Cal Fire issued several new evacuation advisories. Sheriff's Lt. Corey Paulich said it's not clear how many people have been evacuated in nearby Lake County, but he said that some 150 people went to a shelter. Horses can be taken to the Redwood Riders Arena, 8300 East Road, Redwood Valley. Highway 175 is closed at Old River Road to eastbound traffic (Mendocino County) and at Highway 29 to westbound traffic (Lake County). Read More »

Donald Trump: 'Globalist Koch Brothers' a 'Total Joke'


President Trump , left, blasted Charles Koch, right, and David Koch, as a "total joke" after the billionaire duo planned not to back North Dakota GOP Senate candidate Kevin Cramer . The lack of an endorsement in a key race comes as the network is trying to put forward a more bipartisan face. And as the Koch network pushes Republicans to not take its support for granted, the network has quietly taken other steps to withhold its support from Senate candidates it sees as out-of-line with ... Read More »

Trump's willingness to meet with Iran is diplomatic over-confidence, Dem says

Iran's deputy speaker Ali Motahari told state news agency Irna that the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal meant that "negotiation with the Americans would be a humiliation now". No US president has met with an Iranian leader since the Washington cut diplomatic relations with Tehran a year after the 1979 revolution that toppled the shah, a US ally. Read More »

North Korea reportedly making new missiles despite summit

North Korea is continuing production of intercontinental-range ballistic missiles (ICBMs) at a known missile manufacturing site, USA officials with knowledge of the latest classified intelligence of North Korea's weapons programs confirmed to The Diplomat . Read More »

Trump and Conte cement populist front

Italy is competing with neighboring France over how best to deal with Libya, which has been wracked by violence for years. Left unsaid was the larger number of close allies President Trump has angered and alienated, including the president of Mexico, the prime minister of Canada, British Prime Minister Theresa May, French president Emmanuel Macron, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Read More »

Video of woman slapped for refusing to be harassed sexually sparks outrage

While this said piece of shit got chewed out by angry diners before buggering off, Laguerre immediately went home, but she later returned to the cafe to take witness statements and file a police complaint. Marie Laguerre shared CCTV video of the man slapping her outside a cafe in the north-east of the capital. "The attacker was risky", she wrote, adding that after she came back, the witnesses were really supportive. Read More »

Trump says willing to meet with Iran leaders 'any time'

President Trump emphasized his desire to work out a better deal to ensure Iran never gets hold of a nuclear weapon. "I believe they will wind up wanting to meet". They're having a hard time right now. Trump had hurled insults at North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un before meeting him in June. The Iranian currency has been in freefall, hitting a new low Monday, at 122,000 rial to the dollar on the thriving black market. Read More »

US Intelligence: North Korea Is Continuing to Produce ICBMs

The Sanumdong factory produced two Hwasong-15 ICBMs, North Korea's longest-range missiles , but the USA official noted that Pyongyang still had not tested a reliable re-entry vehicle capable of surviving a high-velocity trip through the Earth's atmosphere and delivering a nuclear warhead. Read More »

Monster California wildfire kills 5, including children


Thousands of firefighters in California made some progress against several large-scale blazes that have turned close to 200,000 acres into an ashen wasteland, destroyed expensive homes, and killed eight fire personnel and civilians in the most populous USA state. Read More »

Rudy Giuliani: Collusion is not a crime


In an abrupt departure from his statements just four days ago, Giuliani told CNN's Alisyn Camerota Monday that "nobody can be sure of anything" when she asked how he could be sure that Trump did not know about the meeting beforehand. Giuliani also told USAToday that the Trump legal team is in the process of putting together a "counter-report" in order to publicly respond to any allegations that the Mueller team makes regarding the probe. Read More »

Local van driver fired for splashing pedestrians

When asked by Global News what factors went into the decision to terminate the driver's employment, Black & McDonald's director of corporate marketing and communications said the driver "did not follow" the company's "clearly established norms of personal conduct and procedures for the safe operation of a vehicle". Read More »

States Are Suing the Federal Government for Allowing 3D-Printed Gun Plans


The suit, to be filed Monday in Seattle, asks a judge to block the federal government's late-June settlement with Defense Distributed, which allowed the company to make the plans available online. As a result of the settlement, Defense Distributed said in a statement on its website that it plans to relaunch its online library of files starting August 1. Read More »

Mother and 5 kids killed in Michigan motel fire


Curtis' husband and a 1-year-old child survived. The fire occurred early Saturday at Cosmo Extended Stay Motel in Sodus (SO'-dis) Township in southwestern Michigan's Berrien County. 'So I'm in the room, down from the fire, ' he told WNDU . Four other people and four first responders were also transported to the hospital but have been released. Read More »

Family Of Duck Boat Drowning Victims Files $100 Million Lawsuit


The lawsuit accuses Ripley Entertainment and the other defendants of negligence, product liability, outrageous conduct, wrongful death, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and violating the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act. "As the recent National Transportation Safety Board report indicates, we are a party to the investigation and are restrained from commenting on any aspect of it". Read More »

Minneapolis police release body cam video in Blevins shooting


The officers end up chasing Blevins, who later pulls out what is revealed to be a loaded gun, and fatally shooting him in an alleyway. Blevins was shot June 23 by two Minneapolis police officers who were responding to a 911 call about a man with a gun firing into the air and the ground. Read More »

Typhoon Jongdari: Weather-ravaged Japan braces for powerful storm


The Typhoon Jongdari is expected to make landfall late Saturday or early Sunday. Downgraded from a typhoon , the storm was near Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, at around 9 a.m. Other evacuation orders and advisories were issued in western Japan, including Kure in Hiroshima Prefecture, where some 6,380 residents were urged to evacuate, news reports said. Read More »

Iran currency plunges to record low as U.S. sanctions bite


The Iranian rial fell to 112,000 to the dollar on the black market exchange from 98,000 to $1 the previous day, the Associated Press news agency reported. Demonstrators initially vented their anger over high prices and alleged corruption, but the protests took on a rare political dimension, with a growing number of people calling on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to step down. Read More »

Imran Khan’s Controversial Vote: PTI Chief is Summoned Before ECP Today


Shehbaz is scheduled to meet PPP leader Khursheed Shah today. The biggest loser in these elections has been the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, the former governing party that saw its parliamentary power reduced to 64 seats. The PML-N and other parties have alleged "blatant" rigging over the vote count. The Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA), a new alliance in Sindh province, has two seats. Read More »

Rand Paul Says He Will Vote Yes on SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh


The senator has also asked his constituents to send him questions for the meeting. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) says Democrats ought to only request "relevant" Brett Kavanaugh records from his time in Bush White House. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.), one of three Democrats who supported Neil Gorsuch past year for the Supreme Court . Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) are likely the two GOP holdouts on Kavanaugh. Read More »

Body Found In Mediterranean Near Wear UK Student Vanished


The US Embassy in Israel said it has been providing consular services to Jones' family. According to family members those friends were a 20-year-old woman from Washington, D.C. Jones' exceptional GPA, hard work and determination, made her a great applicant for the University of Kentucky's premedical program, which she was accepted into and going to start next month. Read More »

Giuliani says he's not sure collusion is a crime despite Mueller investigation


U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Monday that "collusion is not a crime" while maintaining his client has done nothing wrong. It's one that would have kept me out of the investigation. Trump Tower meeting and some kind of second meeting that may or may not have happened, which only invited more questions from the Fox hosts. Read More »

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa casts vote as voting gets underway


Chamisa was previously a student political leader and protege of Tsvangirai. A contested result is likely to lead to street protests and possible violence. A Zimbabwean voter casts his ballot in the country's general elections in Harare , Zimbabwe, July 30, 2018. Chamisa, who honed his rhetorical skills in the courtroom and the pulpit, has attracted young and unemployed voters frustrated with almost four decades of ZANU-PF rule. Read More »

Top US official meets Afghan Taliban in Qatar


The Wall Street Journal reported that Alice Wells, a top United States envoy for South Asia, led the USA delegation in talks with members of the Taliban's political commission. In Kabul yesterday, Shah Hussain Murtazawi, deputy spokesman for Ghani, repeated the government's oft-stated position that peace talks should be "Afghan owned and Afghan led, any assistance the allies provide (would be in) a supportive role". Read More »

South African Court Revokes Grace Mugabe’s Immunity For Assaulting Model


Grace managed to skip out of the country after authorities refused to press charges against her citing diplomatic status as a spouse to former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe. Selfe said a warrant of arrest for Mugabe must be reissued and the government must ensure that she returns to South Africa to answer for her actions. Read More »

Cal Fire estimates 300 fires burning up and down California


He added, "Any event could bring this back up again". Firefighters also faced hard weather on Sunday with hot and dry conditions offering no relief to the efforts to contain the fire. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Anthony Romero said Sunday the fire in the Redding area grew by roughly 9 square miles (23 square kilometers) to 139 square miles (360 square kilometers). Read More »