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Supreme Court has option to duck travel ban ruling


Of the six, Iran , Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen remained on the list, while Sudan was dropped. But Baghdad is a close ally and supports the presence of large numbers of United States troops and civilian officials. Iraq did not meet the standards, according to Trump's order, but the Iraqi government's "close cooperative relationship" with the United States was cited as a reason to not include the country in the travel restriction order. Read More »

Disgraced ex-US Congressman sentenced to 21 months in sexting case


Cote noted that Weiner repeatedly got caught sexting and said that while he has made "great strides" in treatment, "the difficulty here is that this is a very strong compulsion". Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner arrives at U.S. Federal Court, for sentencing after pleading guilty to one count of sending obscene messages to a minor, ending an investigation into a "sexting" scandal that played a role in last year's U.S. Read More »

Donald Trump's tweets are newsworthy, will stay

North Korea has "every right to take countermeasures ... including to shoot down United States strategic bombers, even when not inside the air space border of our country", Ri said in brief remarks outside his hotel in NY, where he is still attending the U.N. Read More »

Trump issues new order on travel


Among other things, the government is requiring other countries to report lost or stolen passports and to share information confirming the identities of their citizens and whether they pose national security threats. Libya , nonetheless, faces significant challenges in sharing several types of information, including public-safety and terrorism-related information necessary for the protection of the national security and public safety of the United States. Read More »

India Counters Pakistan's 'Fake' Photograph With A Real One At The UN


Umar Faiyaz". Meanwhile, Syed Akbaruddin, India's ambassador/permanent representative to the United Nations tweeted, " Pakistan uses fake pictures to push false narrative, India uses true pictures of Pakistani terror's true face". "She did so by callously holding up a picture of an injured girl", Tripathi said. A young officer from the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir. The true face of Pakistan is not hidden from anyone. Read More »

Twitter explains leaving up Trump's North Korea threat

North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho today accused US President Donald Trump of declaring a "war", saying that gives his country the right to shoot down US bombers even if they were outside its airspace. On Monday, Ri escalated the threat by saying Trump's weekend claim that North Korea's leaders would soon be gone "is clearly a declaration of war". Read More »

Anti-govt pastor in Zimbabwe arrested for video of shortages


According to state prosecutor Chris Mtungadura, the social media posts by Evans previous year were meant to incite the population to overthrow the government. Mawarire was arrested at his church on Sunday, a day after he went online to urge Zimbabweans to take action to stop the country's worsening economic crisis. Read More »

The White House Is Not Done Saying Horrible Things About NFL Protesters


Asked later if she was encouraging football players to protest the police, Sanders said she was not. 'I think that it's always appropriate to defend our flag, our national anthem, and defend the men and women who died to defend it'. Trump has said that there were some "very fine" people protesting at the rally who were simply trying to prevent the removal of Confederate monuments. Read More »

Trump's North Korea tweet 'newsworthy'


Should social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook adhere to their rules no matter how "newsworthy" a post is? Trump's tweet came at time of heightened tensions between the United States and North Korea, following several missile launches and nuclear tests by the North Korea that have drawn sharp criticism from the global community. Read More »

Michael Jordan releases statements about Trump's comments


President Donald Trump has unintentionally started a movement to defend sports players and their rights to protest and freedom of speech. The conflict peaked Sunday with Trump's remarks, which had the effect of uniting a newly minted opposition coalition that included a growing number of players and coaches, as well as some owners who have backed the president. Read More »

AG Schimel investigates Equifax data breach and its impact on residents


The bill is co-sponsored by state Sen. Barbara L'Italien, D-Andover, chairwoman of the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. Healey argued in the lawsuit that Equifax left information vulnerable by failing to update its computer code. "The whole point of this is to make sure that you are the one in control", Healey said during a press conference Monday afternoon. Read More »

Wedding photographer captures groom jumping into water to rescue boy


Question: What's more attractive than seeing your handsome groom in his tux on your wedding day ? The photograph of Cook helping the boy to safety has now gone viral. A boy had been pushed into the water by another child, Hatt said on Facebook. They show Clayton Cook in the almost waist-high water pulling the boy onto dry land. Read More »

India says ready for more 'surgical strikes' if necessary


He said the strikes in September 2016 were a message to Pakistan . I think they understood what we meant. He was speaking after the launch of book "India's Most Fearless", along with former Army chief General Dalbir Singh (retd.). The surgical strikes were filmed, though the army has said it has no plans to release the footage. He said there is no peace time for forces as such period should be utilised to preparing in case of war. Read More »

Forecast: Seasonal temps and rain moving into the area


It will be sunny with high temperatures in the 70s and low humidity. Highs will still climb well into the 80s both Tuesday and Wednesday with fairly high humidity levels helping to keep the summery feel intact through the middle of the week. Read More »

Trump expands enhanced vetting to include Chad, North Korea and Venezuela


Those requirements were shared in July with foreign governments, which had 50 days to make improvements if needed, the White House said. "Making America safe is my number one priority. or have not taken necessary security precautions. In the case of North Korea, where the suspension was sweeping and applied to both immigrants and non-immigrants, officials said it was hard for the United States to validate the identity of someone coming from North Korea or to find out if that person was a ... Read More »

Alstom, Siemens in tie-up talks


Bombardier Inc shares extended their recent losses to hit a four-month low on Monday following a report that the train and plane maker likely will lose out to Alstom SA in a rail deal with Siemens AG. The French government took control of a 20 percent voting stake in Alstom as part of a 2014 deal that saw the group sell its energy division to General Electric, snubbing Siemens at the time. Read More »

Russian airstrikes kill 45 pro-ceasefire Syrian rebels


Russia's Defense Ministry has released a video of airstrikes against positions of terrorists in the Syrian province of Idlib . The Russian Defence Ministry on Tuesday denied allegations that its air strikes had killed civilians in Syria's Idlib province, saying that in the past few days it had only bombed Islamist militant fighters in the area. Read More »

British tourist dies after being attacked by stray dogs in Greece


After she alerted her mother and brother about the dog attack, they called local authorities in Greece to try to get help finding the woman, according to ERT Television . It's estimated more than a million stray dogs are in Greece, many of which have been abandoned by owners. She is understood to have phoned her family as she lay dying of her injuries. Read More »

Man sought in Limerick shooting has Lehigh Valley ties

Authorities had charged the Harleysville man with attempted murder for allegedly twice shooting 48-year-old Amy Hermann inside her Limerick Township home Friday afternoon. Feldman then said "I have something for Becca", removed a long-barreled handgun from his trousers pocket and shot several times at Amy Hermann , hitting her twice before stepping into the house and taking her cellphone, according to police. Read More »

Mandatory evacuations in effect as Southern California fire spreads


The fire started just before 1 p.m. Monday afternoon along the Riverside Freeway that separates Orange and Riverside counties. As of 9:20 pm local time, the blaze had grown to about 2,000 acres. Several lanes were closed, snarling traffic on the often-congested 91, along with other nearby roads Monday. The US Forest Service, Orange City Fire Department, Anaheim Fire Department and OCFA are on site. Read More »

Juventus president Agnelli banned for one year


The three other officials have been given the same fine and banned from their posts for up to one year and three months. The president was also fined €20k along with club executives Francesco Calvo and Stefano Merulla (who were also banned from football for a year). Read More »

A Couple More Days Of Summer-Like Weather


Patchy fog will be possible Monday morning under mostly clear skies. More of the same is expected Tuesday with highs warming a bit in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Monday will be the coldest day of the coming week with highs only in the 50's. Storms and showers will continue to favor eastern NM to start the week - expect scattered storms packing heavy rain, gusty winds & lightning to favor areas near the eastern stateline. Read More »

Trump's Twitter Use Increasing Threat Of War With North Korea


North Korea Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho spoke with reporters in NY, saying, "The whole world should clearly remember it was the USA who first declared war on our country". This has always been internal policy and we'll soon update our public-facing rules to reflect it. "We need to do better on this, and will", the tweets continued . Read More »

Bengaluru: As group poses intently for selfie, 17-year-old drowns


G Vishwas and 24 students from the college had been to the village, off Kanakapura Road, on Saturday, and stayed overnight at the Gunda Anjaneya temple. "We will know whether any faculty was part of the team or not", the police said. However, college authorities said that the NCC officer had not even informed the principal or the management about the trip. Read More »

Guard found shot dead at Philippine presidential compound


At a press briefing at around noon on Tuesday, Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella said the incident is still under investigation. "Certainly no foul play". Duterte is known for being unpredictable and often causes confusion with his schedules. Dagoy said he presumed Duterte was at the "Bahay Pangarap" (House of Dreams), located within the same compound but quite distant from where the shooting happened. Read More »

'North Korea boosts defenses' amid tensions with US

South Korea's Yonhap news agency said in a report on Tuesday that Pyongyang had been moving aircraft to its east coast and taking other measures to boost its defenses. In his first speech at the UN General Assembly on September 19, Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if necessary. "It is imperative that we, Korea and the U.S. Read More »

Iran could walk away from JCPOA if USA scraps it: Zarif


The Iranian minister also appeared to be referencing Trump's recent speech at the United Nations General Assembly in NY, to which the Iranian foreign minister stressed "Fake empathy for Iranians fools no one". That was deliberate, said Araud said on Monday. Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen were left on the travel ban list issued earlier. Iran has defensive needs. Read More »

White House: Trump's 'SOB' Comments Are Patriotic


If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer!" North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho speaks to journalist in NY on September 25, 2017. During the United Nations General Assembly last week, Trump threatened "total destruction" of North Korea. Speaking to reporters outside his NY hotel, Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho offered a response to Trump after the U.S. Read More »

European Union ambassadors defend Iran deal, pushing back at Trump


It's been known that Iran has had a missile with a range capable of reaching Israel, said Mark Fitzpatrick , executive director of the Institute for Internal Strategic Studies-Americas, a think tank. The president has ordered an interagency Iran policy review as part of an effort to come up with an alternative to staying in the JCPOA. Amid this uncertainty, European diplomats have lobbied the Trump administration and lawmakers to continue providing sanctions relief in exchange for Iran ... Read More »

Bali's rumbling volcano spurs travel warnings from Australia, Singapore


Nugroho said Mount Agung has entered a "critical phase", meaning magma has risen closer to the surface, as indicated by hundreds of shallow volcanic tremors that have rattled the area in recent days. A significant eruption would force the closure of Bali's worldwide airport, stranding thousands. Thousands of evacuees are living in temporary shelters, sports centers, village halls and with relatives or friends. Read More »

Palestinian gunman kills 3 Israelis in West Bank


He "aroused the suspicion" of officers on the scene and then took out a gun and shot at the Israelis, police said. When security guards became suspicious, the individual pulled out a weapon and opened fire, fatally wounding three Israelis, before being shot himself. Read More »