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Pilot killed when plane hits house in Payson

Pilot killed when plane hits house in Payson It's believed that the twin-engine Cessna 525 belonged to Youd's employer and that he intentionally flew into his own house. Flames engulfed the house in the city of Payson after the crash and ensuing fire at 2:30 a.m. Investigators take photos at the scene of the plane crash. From there, he set off for nearby Spanish Fork-Springville Airport, commandeered a plane and took off for home. [Full Article...]

Death toll in devastating Kerala floods jumps to 67

Death toll in devastating Kerala floods jumps to 67 Vijayan held emergency meetings with rescue officials in the state late on Wednesday and discussed the situation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Vijayan said the heavy rains would continue for some more days, which will further worsen the situation. [Full Article...]

White House Apologizes for ‘Mistake’ on Black Employment Numbers Under Obama

White House Apologizes for ‘Mistake’ on Black Employment Numbers Under Obama As the highest-profile African-American on the White House staff, she pushed back on accusations that Trump was racist. The public conflict showed no signs of slowing, as Manigault Newman did another round of interviews to promote her tell-all book and Trump's presidential campaign filed arbitration action against her alleging she breached a confidentiality agreement. [Full Article...]

British Columbia wildfire smoke prompts air quality advisories in Alberta

British Columbia wildfire smoke prompts air quality advisories in Alberta Smoke from B.C. wildfires blanketed Western Canada from Vancouver Island to Central Alberta on Tuesday, prompting air quality advisories in both provinces. N95 or N100 rated masks can help protect some people from air pollution. These masks are usually available at hardware and home fix stores. If you can see, taste, or feel smoke, contact your local health department and/or primary healthcare... [Full Article...]

Priests Accused Of Abusing Thousands Of Children In Pennsylvania

Priests Accused Of Abusing Thousands Of Children In Pennsylvania The Pennsylvania Attorney General's investigation says it was spread throughout six diocese around the state. Its findings echoed many earlier church investigations around the country, describing widespread sexual abuse and church officials' concealment of it. [Full Article...]

Defense Team Rests in Paul Manafort Case

Defense Team Rests in Paul Manafort Case The trial, in Alexandria, Virginia , is the first to arise from U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The jury heard from a former partner and a former accountant on how the long-time political consultant doctored his accounts and laundered tens of millions of dollars through offshore banks. [Full Article...]

Crash outside parliament in London being investigated as act of terrorism

Crash outside parliament in London being investigated as act of terrorism Police on Tuesday flooded the streets around the iconic gothic Parliament buildings and cordoned off the area that attracts tourists as well as lawmakers after a speeding auto plowed into cyclists and crashed into a barrier outside the House of Lords. [Full Article...]

Giant Italian bridge collapse wreaks havoc in city of Genoa

Giant Italian bridge collapse wreaks havoc in city of Genoa As the death toll climbed, reaching 35 by the evening, according to the Italian news agency ANSA , officials here were preparing to investigate how a bridge that had stood for five decades suddenly gave out, turning a major transportation artery into an earthquake-like scene of destruction. [Full Article...]

Transgender progressive Christine Hallquist wins Vermont governor primary

Transgender progressive Christine Hallquist wins Vermont governor primary Hallquist greets supporters during her election night party in Burlington, Vermont. They include Alexandra Chandler, Massachusetts' first openly transgender candidate for Congress, and Kim Coco Iwamoto, who would be Hawaii's first transgender lieutenant governor if elected. [Full Article...]

Two Koreas Plan Third Summit of Kim, Moon in September

Two Koreas Plan Third Summit of Kim, Moon in September South Korea has banned the port entry of four ships confirmed to have imported North Korean coal into the country. Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun also met Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang in 2007. Monday's high-level talks were proposed by the North last week as it lashed out at Washington for pushing ahead with sanctions. Among discussions focused on pushing the USA to honour its goodwill c... [Full Article...]

Fight for Afghan city rages despite govt claim of upper hand

Fight for Afghan city rages despite govt claim of upper hand Several bodies of dead Taliban fighters remained on the street after government forced pushed the insurgents from Ghazni , the police chief said. "In Ghazni , only the police headquarters, governor's office and a few departments are under Afghan forces' control - the rest are under the Taliban fighters' control", he added. [Full Article...]

Caspian states sign landmark legal status convention

Caspian states sign landmark legal status convention But the issue of how the seabed, which contains rich oil fields , will be delineated between the countries remains subject to further negotiations. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the convention "a major document" Sunday but noted that it does not bring an end to all disagreements over the sea. [Full Article...]

US ambassador urges Britain to ditch support for Iran nuclear deal

US ambassador urges Britain to ditch support for Iran nuclear deal In a letter to the Consortium of Moroccan Banks (GPBM), Morocco's minister of foreign affairs, Nasser Bourita, instructed the kingdom's banks to "take all necessary measures" to avoid the political repercussions that may result from trading with Iran, L'Economiste reported on August 9. [Full Article...]

Vienna topples Melbourne in 'most liveable city' ranking

Vienna topples Melbourne in 'most liveable city' ranking The two cities are now separated by 0.7 of a percentage point in the rankings, with Vienna scoring a near-ideal 99.1 out of 100 and Melbourne scoring 98.4. Meanwhile the French capital Paris and the UK's Manchester, whose rankings have fallen in previous years due to terrorist attacks , recorded the biggest improvements of the past 12 months in overall scores and stability ratings. [Full Article...]

One-Year Anniversary of White Nationalist Rallies in Charlottesville

One-Year Anniversary of White Nationalist Rallies in Charlottesville A Politico-Morning Consult poll found that "55 percent of voters say race relations have worsened under Trump, compared with 16 percent who say they have gotten better". He ended his tweet by wishing "Peace to ALL Americans!" According to a CBS News poll taken in the days after the Charlottesville clashes, a wide share of Democrats - about 7 in 10 - said Trump's policies encouraged racial di... [Full Article...]

'Dozens Of Deaths' As Motorway Bridge Collapses In Italian City Of Genoa

'Dozens Of Deaths' As Motorway Bridge Collapses In Italian City Of Genoa The vehicles plunged 79m (260ft) from the bridge into an industrial area below. He said they were still trying to figure out the reason for the collapse. A motorway bridge collapsed on Tuesday over the northern Italian port city of Genoa, killing dozens of people according to the local ambulance service, in what the transport minister said was likely to be "an vast tragedy". [Full Article...]

Trump Signs Bill Named for Sen. McCain, Doesn't Mention Him

Trump Signs Bill Named for Sen. McCain, Doesn't Mention Him He said with the new budget for 2019, the USA will make a critical investment in nuclear weapons. "The restriction comes as President Trump has repeatedly indicated his willingness to eventually pull American forces out of South Korea". [Full Article...]

Vehicle crashes into barrier outside United Kingdom parliament, man arrested, pedestrians injured

Vehicle crashes into barrier outside United Kingdom parliament, man arrested, pedestrians injured Picture taken with permission from the Twitter feed of Ewelina U Ochab of the vehicle (right) which crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament. Photographs on social media showed the alleged driver in handcuffs being escorted away by police. A witness, Ewalina Ochab, said: "I think it looked intentional - the vehicle drove at speed and towards the barriers". [Full Article...]

Omarosa’s White House recordings fuel Trump woes

According to Mr. Trump, he received a call from television producer Mark Burnett , who created the reality show, assuring him that no such tape exists. She pointed out instances such as White House staffers working without security clearances, Trump using an unsecured phone and his 2017 dinner with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe about North Korea among diners at Mar-a-Lago. [Full Article...]

Mystery Blast in Northern Syria Kills at Least 36

Mystery Blast in Northern Syria Kills at Least 36 Three members of the jihadist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham were also killed, he said. White helmet rescue workers pulled survivors from the rubble following the blast. While some attacks have been claimed by Daesh, most are the result of infighting since a year ago between other groups. In recent days, regime forces have also ramped up their deadly bombardment of southern Idlib and sent reinforc... [Full Article...]


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