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Britain's Boris Johnson splits from wife

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According to the BBC, the couple announced their separation today, saying they were in the process of divorcing. 'As friends we will continue to support our four children in the years ahead. He served as foreign minister under May for two years until July, when he quit in protest at her Brexit negotiating strategy, saying it would leave Britain as a "colony" of the European Union. Read More »

Trump open to Russian Federation probe interview 'under certain circumstances'

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However, Giuliani said there is still debate over whether the questions will include topics over possible obstruction of justice. Mueller is looking at whether the president obstructed justice in the Russian Federation investigation by firing FBI Director James Comey previous year, and by criticizing his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, who recused himself from the case in early 2017. Read More »

Britain requests UN Security Council meeting on Salisbury poisoning

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The men stayed at a hotel in London and travelled from Waterloo train station before being captured again on CCTV at Salisbury on March 4, the day the Skripals were attacked on March 4. Addressing the council, Ms Pierce, said the nerve agent attack was a "direct challenge" to the "rules-based global system that has kept all of us safe since 1945". Read More »

#PlaidShirtGuy and his facial expressions go viral during Trump rally

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According to a Daily Mail report, Linfesty and his friends were randomly picked up to stand behind Trump during the rally. He said him and his friends did not have an agenda and had an open mind before attending. The two people directly behind Trump for a portion of the event appeared to clearly be there for the express goal of providing a visual commentary track mocking everything he said. Read More »

Donald Trump to Supporters: If You Don't Vote, I Might Get Impeached

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Trump says Thursday: "I don't like what Nike did". "It's embarrassing to watch those people make fools of themselves as they scream and shout at this great gentleman", Trump said after three days of committee hearings on the nomination. Getty Trump's impeachment odds have hovered in the forty-percent range for several months, and might increase in the coming months leading up to the midterms. Read More »

Sen. Collins mum on Kavanaugh vote as pressure grows

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Frequent disruptions by protesters and interruptions by Senate Democrats calling for a delay in the hearings led Texas Sen. Democrats said Kavanaugh should not confuse birth control with abortion. The query appeared to unnerve Kavanaugh. "As we head in to the most grueling weeks of this cycle, we hope that his message will be the fuel Iowa Democrats need to put our candidates over the top in November", Troy Price, the state party chairman, said in a release announcing Booker's selection. Read More »

Remnants of tropical storm expected to cause flooding into Monday

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This "lift" basically increases the area of rain over Missouri and IL, leading to a heavy rain threat for much of Friday night through Saturday. Parts of the Midwest and eastern USA may see 10 inches of rain through Tuesday. Though Gordon won't be hitting southern Ontario as hard as other places throughout the U.S., Environment Canada says Sunday and Monday are expected to see light to heavy rainfall. Read More »

Cincinnati victims didn't have any known links to gunman

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Pruthviraj Kandepi, from Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, was killed when 29-year-old Omar Enrique Santa Perez from the town of North Bend, Ohio, opened fire at the headquarters for the Fifth Third Bank near Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati , police said . Read More »

Observers say at least 4 killed in Syria's Idlib

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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'

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »