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Man suing couple who raised $400,000 for him

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Kate McClure, 28, and her boyfriend Mark D'Amico, 39 have until Friday afternoon to transfer over the remains of the $400,000 (£307,000) they raised . When the scandal broke, the couple said they were anxious about giving Bobbitt the money because he might use it to buy drugs. Giving Bobbitt the money would be like "giving him a loaded gun", since Bobbitt is addicted to substances. Read More »

Obama, Bush Give McCain Presidential Farewell

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Joe Lieberman of CT, top GOP Sen. But it was Biden, McCain's longtime friend from the days when he was the Navy's liaison to the US Senate, who gave the most deeply personal tribute. Others in the bipartisan crowd included Henry Kissinger in a wheelchair, Rep. Nancy Pelosi , Sen. Joe Crowley, Pete King and Eliot Engel. Trump will travel to one of his private golf clubs on Friday for a campaign fundraiser. Read More »

No NAFTA Deal: Canada-U.S. Talks To Resume Next Week

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The re-worked NAFTA reportedly removes the dispute settlement mechanism so cherished and needed by Canada; it changes drug patent laws and redefines how many cars will be manufactured in the U.S. US officials, Lighthizer continued, "are continuing to work toward agreement". "Once we have a good deal for Canada, we'll be done", Freeland told reporters at the Canadian embassy. Read More »

US ends funding of UN agency for Palestinian refugees

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The U.S. gives some $364 million each year to the agency which provides health care, loans and other social services to Palestinian refugees in in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. Palestinian leaders assert the right of those refugees to return to land now under Israeli control. The announcement expected Friday stands to make. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' spokesperson called that US decision an attempt to force the Palestinians to abandon their claim to ... Read More »

Puerto Rico lacked disaster planning, study finds

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Worcester-based U.S. Judge Timothy Hillman said he didn't believe it was the right thing to do but his hands were tied by the law. Some 1,744 Puerto Rican adults and children were in the FEMA program when the lawsuit was filed. A study by Harvard University earlier this year estimated around 4,600 had died in the three months following the storm. "It is anger, it is frustrating", she said. Read More »

Maharashtra cops claim they have ‘clear evidence’ against arrested activists

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The Pune/Maharashtra police say that they had proof that the nine activists raided were connected via what they referred to distractingly as "e-devices" to Maoist organizations. The raids by different teams of the Pune police began nearly at the same time at all houses of all accused on the morning of August 28. "The central committee of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) had sanctioned payments of Rs 15 lakh to the arrested overground cadres to fan violence post-Bhima Koregaon", he added. Read More »

Homeless vet sues couple who raised $403000 for him

A New Jersey judge issued the order Thursday, Aug. 30, during a hearing on a lawsuit brought by Johnny Bobbitt , the man who made headlines fame by helping Katie McClure when her auto ran out of gas on the I-95 exit ramp near Philadelphia. Read More »

Trump unblocks more Twitter users

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The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University brought this fact to the attention of the Justice Department, sending them a list of 41 accounts that continued to be blocked on August 10. Trump could "mute" users , meaning he would not see their tweets while they could still respond to his, she said, without violating their free speech rights. Read More »

Gillum, Nelson: A team approach for Florida Democrats?

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Carl Johnson said . Critics on Wednesday blasted DeSantis, a staunch Donald Trump supporter who won his party's nomination the previous day, for comments they said had racist undertones. "DeSantis can do the bidding of big business and big lobbyists and Donald Trump and his divisive rhetoric". "As an African-American woman, that's the way I see it". Read More »

Frank Field quits Labour whip over anti-semitism row

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But he said his hope "could not have been more wide of the mark" and the party is now intolerant. LONDON - One of the longest-serving lawmakers in Britain's opposition Labour Party has attacked its leadership for becoming "a force for antisemitism" and said he will no longer vote with the party in parliament. Read More »

South Africa: Withdrawal of "a" Land Expropriation Bill

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Almost a quarter of a century later, the legacy of apartheid still manifests in how land is distributed: Though white South Africans make up less than 10 percent of the population, they own some 72 percent of the agricultural land. "It seems that UK Prime Minister Theresa May could not convince the market otherwise with her endorsement of President [Cyril] Ramaphosa's stance on legal and transparent land reform falling on deaf ears". Read More »

Trump And Cohen Planned To Buy Decades Worth Of National Enquirer Dirt

According to New York Times that Trump and Cohen came up with a plan to buy all the dirt that the tabloid and American Media Inc. collected on him since the 1980s. Her story was not published, the broadcaster said. At the time , the company's CEO, Paul Godfrey, said Pecker would play no role in the day-to-day operation of the company but would only provide insight into " the things that are taking place in the United States, in many markets ". Read More »

John McCain's DC Farewell: Memorial events, speakers, road closures and more

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And it takes so much for those we love and for the families that love them, that in order to survive, we have to remember how they lived, not how they died". The memorial, which was held on what would have been McCain's 82nd birthday, also found the politician's wife, Cindy, having her own moment with her late husband's casket. Read More »

Syria Idlib: UN warns of threat to civilians if new offensive begins

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Turkey has proposed that the USA share intelligence with Russian Federation and Iran on Syrian extremist groups to prevent what could become the biggest humanitarian crisis of the seven-year war. Regarding the reconstructing of the war-torn Arab country and the return of refugees, Lavrov said that his country was "ready to increase its contribution to these tasks". Read More »

At least six dead in New Mexico after truck hits passenger bus

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Police and emergency personnel investigate an accident between a Greyhound bus and a semi Thursday on Interstate 40 west of Thoreau. The bus was carrying 49 passengers, a Greyhound spokeswoman said. It was not immediately known what the conditions of the injured were. Traffic was backed up along the interstate near the town of Thoreau as westbound lanes were blocked. Read More »

Russia to hold biggest war games in almost 40 years: Russian media

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Referring to the Soviet manoeuvres in 1981, he said: "In some ways they will repeat aspects of Zapad-81, but in other ways the scale will be bigger". Of technology in the maneuvers will involve tanks, armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles and planes, helicopters and drones. Read More »

Police Search For Mystery Woman Ringing Doorbells In Texas

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The police are not identifying the woman as she is a family violence victim. He said they learned of her identity after finding a 49-year-old man - who had made suicidal threats and comments - dead during a welfare check. That led to a number of leads, including some who thought that the woman may be 19-year-old Caitlin Denison , who had gone missing in Nevada. But for a group of neighbors in the Sunrise Ranch area of Montgomery, Texas, they now have to wonder if answering their door a ... Read More »

No evidence Clinton server hacked despite Pres. Trump tweet

On Monday, the Daily Caller reported an unidentified Chinese firm was able to embed a code into the server, which forwarded a copy of all Clinton's emails to the company. The recently released Justice Department Inspector General report examining the handling of the Clinton email investigation likewise presented no further evidence about any hacking of the server. Read More »

Grassley Urges Trump to Not Let White House Lawyer Go

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The 50-year-old lawyer will leave after either the midterms or Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court, according to the report . Besides dealing with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, McGahn has had important input on a range of issues from policy to personnel to national security. Read More »

French and British fishing boats clash in scallop war skirmish

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Mr Deas said Brexit might have amplified tensions that have been rumbling for the past 15 years. Image: French fisherman are reported to have thrown smoke bombs at British boats. In March of this year, the defence secretary Gavin Williamson said the navy was preparing to support the monitoring and protection of United Kingdom fisheries after Brexit. Read More »

Theresa May meets with President Muhammadu Buhari

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May said Britain supported South Africa's land reform programme, provided it is carried out legally. "I thank all those young people who were involved in the performances outside who welcomed me", she said, as per The Telegraph . The bell was given to a BBC reporter at a British seaside resort in 2017 following an anonymous tip, according to the broadcaster. Just after she arrived, May was filmed dancing awkwardly with students at the ID Mkize school in Cape Town. Read More »

Texan says he's selling 3D-printed gun plans, despite ruling

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However, it took no time at all before a number of USA states appealed the ruling on the grounds of security and a judge imposed a temporary restraining order on DEFCAD . The move comes a day after a federal judge in Seattle extended his order to ban the release of the files online. "This is clearly about a speech power. Read More »

Trump Orders Flags Lowered: 'I Repsect Senator John McCain's Service'

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The American Legion wrote a letter to Trump, urging for the White House flags to be lowered. "Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain's service to our country", the statement said. "We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe". Read More »

Republicans slow efforts to rename Senate building for McCain

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Instead, with Trump still highly popular with the party's base and Republican control of Congress under the gun in November mid-term elections, Senate Republicans appeared likely to fall in line behind the White House. "The president will not be, as far as we know, attending the funeral". After Trump took office, McCain established himself as a leading critic, opposing Trump's immigration-limiting order, warning him against coziness with Moscow and lecturing him on the illegality of torture. Read More »

NY street shut down after bees swarm hot dog stand

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NYPD Sgt. Sheldo said at the scene that "a bunch" of the flying insects were initially spotted "swarming" around the pedestrian plaza at nearby Military Island. "We try to get as many as we can", Lauriano said. The bee scene turned into a tourist attraction, with passersby snapping photos and shooting videos. Read More »

Hurricane Maria Death Toll Estimate Climbs To Nearly 3,000

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Maria devastated the island in September 2017, knocking out the entire electrical grid. The disconnect between the administration's initial sanguine assessment of the situation and the enormity of the disaster was evident 12 days into the crisis when Elaine Duke, then acting U.S. Read More »

Judge blocks distribution of 3D-printed gun blueprints until case is resolved

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In July, the Department of Justice reached a settlement with Texas-based company Defense Distributed to freely publish the files for the 3D-printed firearms and other information online beginning August 1. The ban on posting plans for 3D printed guns online will remain in place as the case continues in court. Lasnik on Monday said the government had failed to comply with procedural rules that mandate a 30-day notice period to the US Congress before allowing the files' dissemination. Read More »

A guide to Florida's primary election

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Ron DeSantis has defeated Florida agriculture commissioner Adam Putnam in the Republican gubernatorial primary, delivering yet another sign of Trump's hold over the GOP base. Here's a look at the races facing Florida on Election Day. The Democratic primary was still too close to call at press time . The Arizona seat of retiring Republican Jeff Flake, a Trump critic, is considered one of the two top takeover targets for Democrats, along with Nevada. Read More »

In This Conflict, Everybody Is Accused of War Crimes

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday the US hasn't seen any "callous disregard" for innocent lives by the Saudi Arabia-led fight in Yemen, despite a new United Nations report outlining possible war crimes, rape, and torture by the American-supported coalition. Read More »

President Kenyatta Wraps Up Washington DC Visit After Bilateral Talks

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President Donald Trump says the government's "attacks on communities of faith" are over as he hosts a dinner celebrating evangelical Christian leaders at the White House. companies. Uhuru and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta were received by Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the South Portico, before briefly posing for pictures for the waiting press. Read More »