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Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with choirs, protests


Tens of thousands remain without adequate shelter and reliable access to electrical power a year after the hurricane, which caused an estimated $100 billion in damage. Antonio Torres, one of the organizers of the vigil, said fewer people would've died if the USA government had a better response. The ocean is so close", Velazquez said in Spanish during an interview with The Miami Herald for the " Puerto Rico: "The Forgotten Island " documentary. Read More »

3D gun publisher Cody Wilson was arrested in Taiwan


Per the affidavit, Wilson then took the girl to an Austin area hotel and had sexual intercourse and oral sex with her then paid her 500 dollars. According to the affidavit for arrest, Wilson courted the 16-year-old victim on a dating website designed for successful men to meet younger women. Read More »

Kavanaugh Has the Right to Defend Himself


He said that Ford and her attorneys have until Friday to commit to appear at a hearing that could take place Monday about these allegations. Ford has agreed to testify next week, if the Committee agrees to conditions, including that Kavanaugh must not be in the room while she answers questions. Read More »

DUP rejects Barnier bid to solve Ireland border obstacle to Brexit progress


May will get a chance to address European Union leaders at a dinner later Wednesday at the informal summit in the Austrian city of Salzburg , before a full day of talks on Thursday dominated by Brexit and the migration crisis. May is keen to show hardline Brexiters, who will be out in force at the party conference and who have called on her to "chuck Chequers", that her plan is the only one that can be negotiated with the EU. Read More »

Beto O’Rourke makes apparent Clash reference during Cruz debate


The candidates also differed regarding the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, which has engulfed Washington recently with a thinly sourced allegation of sexual misconduct by Mr. Cruz responded that "Texans' lives are better" because the Republicans won the presidency in 2016, and he didn't want to be a sore loser. On Saturday, animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) handed out free barbecued tofu outside of a restaurant in Columbus, ... Read More »

Republicans on Senate panel send letter to potential Kavanaugh party attendee


The Senate Judiciary Committee has delayed Kavanaugh's confirmation vote and invited both Ford and Kavanaugh to testify before the committee Monday about Ford's allegations. Ford disclosed. Politico , citing an unnamed source, said Ford's lawyers wanted Kavanaugh to appear first. Grassley has allowed Judge to testify unofficially, through the letter written by his attorney and released to the public. Read More »

Storm Bronagh brings high winds, heavy rain and flooding


The Met Office adds that where the winds are strongest there is the possibility of damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs or through falling trees and branches, as well as a danger to life. Speed restrictions are in place on large parts of the rail network... Gwydir Castle - a 14th Century manor house in Llanrwst, Conwy county, has also been impacted by the storm, with the gardens and cellars flooded. Read More »

Catholic bishop in India arrested after being accused of raping nun


In the letter, Mulakkal said he needed time to fight his case and to travel to Kerala, where he is being interrogated by the police. The Vatican had on Thursday, 20 September, divested Mulakkal, who was the bishop of the Jalandhar diocese of Missionaries of Jesus, despite shedding his administrative role of his pastoral responsibilities "temporarily". Read More »

Cannabis legalisation grows with South Africa ruling


His judgment decriminalized some, however, not the use of marijuana in public, or marketing. However, Zondo never defined what this meant, said Wits University associate professor, advocate James Grant. South Africa joins a number of countries that have taken a similar step, among them Canada and Portugal. When the High Court originally made its ruling in late March 2017, it suspended its own decision for 24 months. Read More »

Trump says Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh is 'under assault'


He tweeted that if the attack was "as bad as she says", then either she or her "loving parents" would have "immediately filed [charges] with local Law Enforcement Authorities". "That being said, let her have her say and let's see how it all works out". The allegations come in the shadow of the powerful #Metoo movement against sexual harassment and assault, and echo the 1991 hearings for conservative Clarence Thomas to join the Supreme Court, when his former assistant Anita Hill accused ... Read More »

Up to 7 people shot in U.S. city of Syracuse


Police later said the shots had come from across the street, hitting the lawn where the victims had gathered for a memorial, United States media report. "This is a very tragic event ", Fowler said. According to local media they had gathered to celebrate the life of a deceased relative. It's unclear if the shooting is related to another shooting that occurred one block away almost half an hour afterward, where a 14-year-old girl was shot. Read More »

K cops' murder fallout: India calls off meeting with Pakistan


But it is obvious, Kumar said, that behind Pakistan's proposal for talks to make a fresh beginning, there was an evil agenda. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on Friday cancelled a meeting between foreign ministers of India and Pakistan, which was scheduled to take place in NY. Read More »

Kavanaugh accuser Ford 'willing to testify' if certain terms met


Kavanaugh, now a judge on the powerful US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, has repeatedly denied her allegation. 'I remain committed to defending my integrity'. "All I remember is after my junior year thinking, 'Where's Chrissy Blasey?'" the source told the Times . On Wednesday, Sen. Mazie Hirono, a Hawaii Democrat, said Grassley's assertions that committee Republicans had done everything to contact Ford's legal team was "bull--". Read More »

Cook's ship Endeavour 'found' off the United States coast


That's how the ship ended up in Rhode Island , where it was stationed as part of the Royal Navy's fleet in Newport Harbor and used as a prison ship for captured American soldiers. The vessel, which was made of oak and pine in the north of England, was later renamed the Lord Sandwich and used as a troop transport during the Revolutionary War. Read More »

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dies after 'serious illness'


Before that, he had served as Minister of Public Security, an organisation with broad powers and a remit that includes intelligence gathering and thwarting domestic and foreign threats to the party. His last public appearance was at a Politburo meeting and a reception for a Chinese delegation on Wednesday. Quang hosted President Donald Trump during his first state visit to the communist country past year, when Trump attended a summit of Pacific Rim leaders. Read More »

Russia warns US it is 'playing with fire' with sanctions


Peter Harrell, a former senior state department sanctions official, said: "It's interesting that the administration has chosen this moment of high tension to act". "We hope that at least this step will send a signal of our seriousness and perhaps encourage others to think twice about their own engagement with the Russian defence and intelligence sectors", another USA official said. Read More »

3D printer gun maker faces sex crime


The pair then met at a cafe in South Austin on August 15, and went on to the Archer Hotel in his auto, according to the affidavit . Police found extensive evidence from the victim's phone and surveillance footage that corroborated all the major details of her testimony. Read More »

European leaders pour scorn on British PM's Brexit plan

Theresa May is due to issue an update on Brexit negotiations in a statement at 10 Downing Street. The judgment of British newspapers was brutal. The EU is doing their classic case of trying to bully the United Kingdom in a variety of ways into taking a different position, ' he told the Guardian . Read More »

5 people, including 3 infants, stabbed in Queens day care


None of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening. It isn't clear whether his child was among those stabbed. The injured infants included two boys and a girl, police said. Police said the father of a child was stabbed in the leg and a female coworker was also wounded. They are being treated at an area hospital. Investigators said they believed the home served as an informal neighborhood daycare center. Read More »

Brexit was sold by 'liars': European Union leaders reject May's plan


An EU official said: "Things did not happen as we expected". An special emergency meeting in November has been pencilled in to try and finalise a deal. In an outspoken attack, he accused her of playing "Russian roulette" with the country and treating her own MPs "like children who belong on the naughty step" over Brexit. Read More »

Watch firefighters confront a fire tornado in the BC Interior

VANCOUVER-A video taken last month and posted to Instagram two days ago illustrates the intense conditions wildfire crews can encounter on the line. The incident she adds, "is definitely a first". A second firefighter rushes in to help. Next, the video shows the fire tornado , which apparently grew to over 200 feet tall. Read More »

Christine Blasey Ford remembered in Dewey Beach bar scene


That underscores a desire to avoid antagonizing female voters at a time when the #MeToo movement has made sexual abuse a major political dynamic. Ford's email to the Senate Judiciary Committee also said that testifying on Monday, as committee Chairman Chuck Grassley , R-Iowa, had scheduled, "is not possible", adding that the "insistence that it occur then is arbitrary in any event". Read More »

French court orders Marine Le Pen to undergo psychiatric evaluation


Le Pen, who is head of the former National Front party - now National Rally (Rassemblement National) revealed on Twitter her shock and anger at being ordered to undertake a psychiatric assessment. Le Pen was placed under investigation in March. This is not the first time Marine Le Pen has locked horns with the authorities. Among them were photos of the body of James Foley , an American journalist who was beheaded by the Islamic State in 2014 after being captured in Syria. Read More »

Lake Victoria, Tanzania: Hundreds feared missing as ferry capsizes


He can not say how many people were on board until the search and rescue operation is over. The boat sank in the afternoon near the dock at Ukerewe district. Boat disasters are frequent on Tanzania's waters, where ferries often exceed their capacity. Almost 200 people died in 2011 when the MV Spice Islander I sank off Tanzania's Indian Ocean coast near Zanzibar. Read More »

Russia's Defense Ministry unveils its latest MH17 denial


Based on "declassified archives", Russian officials once again said the missile that downed the plane was sacked from territory controlled by the Ukrainian military. He said Unit 20152 is now the Ukranian Armed Forces' 223rd Anti-Aircraft Defense Regiment, which took part in the crackdown on rebels in Eastern Ukraine in June 2014. Read More »

Multiple people shot in Harford County, MD


A woman with a handgun shot six co-workers - killing three - at a Rite Aid distribution center in Maryland on Thursday morning before fatally turning the gun on herself , authorities said . "Everyone was screaming, running this way and that". Others said they helped the wounded, one person tying blood-soaked jeans around a man's injured leg in a bid to stop the bleeding. Read More »

Brett Kavanaugh accuser in talks to testify next week, report says


Blasey Ford's lawyers have told the committee she can not appear at its hearing scheduled for Monday, calling the date Republicans set "arbitrary", according to the Washington Post and New York Times . On Wednesday, President Trump openly doubted Dr. Blasey Ford's claim. And given Republicans' Senate majority - and the unity emerging behind Kavanaugh - that meant he was nearly certainly going to be confirmed to the Court. Read More »

North Korea’s offer of concessions comes with a catch for US


Moon said he and Kim spent most of a three-day summit discussing how to break an impasse and restart nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington, which are at odds over which should come first, denuclearization or ending the war. He said this is leading Kim Jong Un to become more ambitious "to achieve more". But there have been concerns in South Korea and the United States that ending the war would ultimately prompt China and Russian Federation, if not North Korea, to demand that the ... Read More »

Quinnipiac Poll: Cruz Leads O'Rourke by 9 Points


According to the Austin-American Statesman, Cruz was referencing recent protests at one of his campaign events over the weekend by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ( PETA ) when he claimed that Democrats would target Texans love for barbecue if elected. Read More »

Kim Jong Un wants 2nd meeting with Donald Trump, South Korea says

The question is whether it would be enough for US President Donald Trump to pick up where Moon has left off. But more eye-catching to Washington was his promise to dismantle a missile engine-test facility and a missile launchpad in northwest North Korea that have been essential to the country's development of intercontinental ballistic missiles, and invite outside experts to watch. Read More »

Korean Leaders Take Diplomacy to New Heights

After the two leaders pledged new steps aimed at salvaging nuclear talks on Wednesday, Moon and Kim chose to use the final day of their three-day summit to go up the symbolic mountain on the Chinese border together. 'That's what we're talking about right now, ' the official said, adding that 'talking to foreign leaders is better than not talking with foreign leaders, and the president has been firm with everybody on this'. Read More »