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Observers say at least 4 killed in Syria's Idlib


The bombings followed the failure to agree a ceasefire when the leaders of Iran, Russia and Turkey met in Tehran on Friday. Turkey could no longer take in any more refugees from any new assault in Idlib, he said. "We need a quick solution or our town will burn!" the official pleaded in an audio recording shared on social media platforms. "Millions will be coming to Turkey's borders because they have nowhere to go". Read More »

George Papadopoulos gets 14 days in prison


US District Judge Randolph Moss on Friday sentenced Papadopoulos to 14 days, noting that he "lied in an investigation that was important to national security". He portrayed Papadopoulos as a naive young man who was "being worked by a pro", a reference to Professor Mifsud, whom he later said he believes was working for Russian Federation and trying to take advantage of his client. Read More »

Off-duty Texas police officer shoots man after mistaking apartment as her own


Warren Mitchell , the officer, who has yet to be identified, had just returned to her apartment complex just blocks from Dallas police headquarters. According to news release, the officer arrived home around 10 p.m. When the circumstances "led us to another direction", she said the department invited the Texas Rangers to take over and conduct and independent investigation. Read More »

Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in prison


District Judge Randolph D. Moss. They wrote in a sentencing memo: "Mr Papadopoulos's motives for lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation were wrongheaded indeed, but far from the sinister spin the government suggests ". He portrayed Papadopoulos as a naive young man who was "being worked by a pro", a reference to Professor Mifsud, whom he later said he believes was working for Russian Federation and trying to take advantage of his client. Read More »

Cop Killed Someone After Mistakenly Returning Home to Wrong Apartment, Police Say


But given what investigators now know about the case, they chose to pursue the manslaughter charge, authorities said . "Super scary because the police are supposed to protect you and then they come home and, you know, you're just hanging out in your own house and then they come home thinking they're home or whatever", Richard Healy told KDFW . Read More »

Trump Tells Supporters It'll Be 'Your Fault' If He Gets Impeached

Very important thing". But even by the following afternoon, Twitter users were still wondering about the identity of "Plaid Shirt Guy", who has yet to publicly come forward. "They like to use the "impeach" word", he said, before launching into an impression of his critics. That same poll also showed that Americans generally agreed with Trump's imperative on impeachment , however, with 72% saying that Democrats would try to impeach him if they took control of the House. Read More »

19 fall ill on Emirates flight


He said 521 people were on board and that sick passengers were being triaged on the plane. Ultimately, 11 people were taken to a local hospital in Queens, with the rest being allowed to continue their travel. He said "early indications point to that as a possibility". Test samples of those taken to the hospital revealed they had common respiratory viruses, including influenza, CDC spokesperson Benjamin Haynes told The New York Times. Read More »

Big Rigs Abandoned as Wildfire Scorches California Freeway


The Delta Fire has already scorched 22,000 acres (8,903 hectares) since it began on Wednesday in a Shasta-Trinity National Forest canyon along the Sacramento River, about 250 miles (402 km) north of San Francisco, the California Interagency Incident Management Team said in an advisory. Read More »

Invoke the 25th to remove Trump from office: Senator Elizabeth Warren


White House officials didn't immediately respond to a request to elaborate on Trump's call for the writer to be turned over to the government. The op-ed dropped shortly after excerpts leaked from Bob Woodward's damning book that features quotes from multiple senior White House officials slamming their own president, including White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who reportedly called him an "idiot" - the second time Kelly has been reported to have called his boss that in recent ... Read More »

China angered after British Navy warship sails near S China Sea island


Reuters reports that that HMS Albion reached Ho Chi Minh City on Monday, Sept. 3. One source said Beijing dispatched a frigate and two helicopters to challenge the British ship. Singapore-based South China Sea expert Ian Storey said Britain had strong traditional interests in defending freedom of navigation but regular deployments in the South China Sea would be constrained due to limited numbers of warships and onerous demands in other parts of the world. Read More »

Trump Officials Deny They Wrote New York Times Op-Ed

Vice President Mike Pence also denied writing the opinion piece. He told reporters the paper should not have taken a "disgruntled deceptive bad actor's word for anything and put it in their newspaper" and dismissed it as an effort to undermine the administration. Read More »

Syria's Idlib 'Cannot Be a Slaughter'


Just hours later, the UN Security Council will also meet at Washington's request, also to discuss Idlib . Pompeo first listed Iran's withdrawal from Syria as one of 12 US demands of Tehran in a May speech at the Heritage Foundation. "The consequences of that are that we will shift our positions and use all of our tools to make it clear that we'll have to find ways to achieve our goals that are less reliant on the goodwill of the Russians", Jeffrey said. Read More »

Brazil Presidential Candidate Stabbed At Rally


The Federal Police said in a statement that it had officers escorting Bolsonaro at the time of the knife attack and the "aggressor" was caught in the act. If Bolsonaro is not able to go out in the streets, it could jeopardize his campaign. Statements about women, minorities and LGBT people have repelled some Brazilians, but attracted many others. Read More »

4 dead, including gunman, in Cincinnati office shooting


He said a woman wearing headphones didn't hear the warnings and walked into the bank and got shot. Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac says two other victims were injured. Five victims were shot at the Fifth Third Center on Fountain Square Thursday morning. The mayor said his dad used to work in the building. "It could have been any one of us", Cranley said. Read More »

Philippines Mayor Shot Dead In His Office


A police report says the gunmen ordered two watchmen to lie on the ground at gunpoint, rushed to the town hall then "a burst of gunfire was heard from the mayor's office". In February, Ronda Vice Mayor Jonnah John Ungab, who was Blanco's nephew, was likewise killed outside the Cebu City Hall of Justice after attending a court hearing. Read More »

Spy chief says Britain, allies will counter active Russian threat

The United States, France, Germany and Canada have backed Britain's assessment that two suspects accused of poisoning a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in the UK were officers from the Russian military intelligence service. There, in broad daylight on a Sunday afternoon, it was sprayed onto a door handle at the home of a former Russian spy, Mr Sergei Skripal. Traces of Novichok contamination were found in the London hotel room where the two men had stayed, he said, adding this was not ... Read More »

Russia Confirms Air Strikes on Syria's Idlib


The United States will not hesitate to take retaliatory action if Assad and his allies employ chemical weapons against civilians, the White House said. The three nations a year ago declared Idlib to be a "de-escalation zone", and Turkey says the cease-fire inside Idlib must not be violated. But with an imminent Russian-backed assault by Syrian regime forces in the Idlib area in the north, there is concern Moscow could see this as an optimum time to conduct multiple offensive operations. Read More »

Special Counsel Reportedly Agrees To Accept Written Answers From Trump


Following the "kissing" comments, the President went off on a familiar diatribe about the supposed illegitimacy of Mueller's investigation, which has already resulted in almost 40 indictments against Trump associates and Russians. A spokesman for the special counsel's office did not immediately reply to an email seeking comment. Mueller's probe would end quickly, they hoped, if they allowed investigators free access to information. Read More »

Washington elite mourn McCain while Trump tweets from afar


McCain died on August 25 at the age of 81. McCain was a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War and spent more than five years as a POW in Hanoi. In this photo released by the McCain Family, Cindy McCain lays her head on the casket of her husband Senator John McCain (R-AZ) during a burial service at the cemetery at the United States Naval Academy on September 2, 2018, in Annapolis, Maryland . Read More »

California wildfire shuts down major interstate highway

Shasta County Sheriff's deputies began evacuating North of Lakehead to the Shasta-Siskiyou county line. The Delta fire has chewed through 15,294 acres of timber and dense brush in an area with no recent fire history in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Read More »

U.K. Charges 2 Russians Suspected Of Poison Attack On Skripals

Moscow strongly denies involvement in the attack , and Russian officials said they didn't recognize the suspects. Their journey from a London hotel to the crime scene in Salisbury was tracked by security cameras. One option would be to raise the issue when May addresses the U.N. General Assembly in NY at the end of the month - that is when U.S. President Donald Trump said he would be seeing May next after talking to her Tuesday night. Read More »

Man Repeatedly Rams Truck Into Fox 4 Studios In Dallas


According to Fox4 reporter Brandon Todd , the man stood outside the building saying something about "high treason", ranted about a sheriff's department and then held up papers against window. After the incident multiple sheets of paper are seen scattered all around the truck. He has been charged with a second degree felony Criminal Mischief. Read More »

Marco Rubio Would Prefer It If Alex Jones Didn’t Touch Him


He was on the hill attending a Senate hearing in which Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey are testifying about foreign influences on social media practices. "Look at this little frat boy, he's so cool. I don't know you, I don't know who you". The reporter then continued to try asking Rubio questions, but Jones kept interrupting, causing Rubio to laugh and call him a "dumbass". Read More »

Death toll from Japan's Typhoon Jebi rises to 11; airport evacuated


A major Japanese airport flooded by a typhoon is expected to partially reopen Friday after officials promised round-the-clock work to fix damage and make the travel hub ready for passengers. But with other airports and ports nearby, companies might be able to reroute shipments to minimize disruption, he said. Appearing relieved but exhausted, passengers said they had to spend the night feeling uneasy in the dark. Read More »

What is COMCASA? And how will it benefit India?


Under current USA rules against Russia, third countries could face sanctions if they transact with Russian defence or intelligence sectors. For years, under Republican and Democratic administrations, the United States and India have drawn closer. Read More »

Parents appalled after kindergarten welcomes children with pole dancer


Videos of the performance at Xinshashui Kindergarten, taken by Bloomberg journalist Michael Standaert , went viral on Twitter and Weibo, China's microblogging platform. "Here's the Bao'an education bureau's announcement about the firing of Ms. Lai". The local Baoan district educational bureau also said in a Monday statement that it had launched an investigation into the kindergarten and asked for the dismissal of the school's principal. Read More »

Does 'lodestar' guide us to anti-Trump op-ed author?


Others pointed out that the use of the word could be a deliberate red herring to direct attention away from the real author. John McCain . The author wrote, "We may no longer have Senator McCain. Others have speculated that Pence's speechwriter had a hand in the article, and that it was just second-nature to include a word that the Vice President loves. Read More »

Thousands protest for and against refugees in Chemnitz


The demonstrators also denounced far-right extremists, some of whom reportedly roamed the streets of Chemnitz in the aftermath of last week's stabbing, allegedly seeking to carry out revenge attacks. In a statement, they said: "We are a democratic party which stands up for the constitutional state". Tensions over migrants have roiled German politics since 2015, when Merkel announced an open-door policy for war refugees from the Middle East that saw more than 1.2 million admitted . Read More »

Mother charged after 2-year-old boy found dead in woods


According to a police report, Stinson became upset with Jordan and struck the child across the face with the back of her hand. It is unknown if the toddler was still alive when Stinson left him in the woods. They released a sketch of the suspect. This media house does not correct any spelling or grammatical error within press releases and commentaries. An altercation took place once they were inside the vehicle, and Stinson was knocked unconscious, according to initial reports. Read More »