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Feds Investigate Explosion That Shook Bloomington, Minnesota, Mosque

Feds Investigate Explosion That Shook Bloomington, Minnesota, Mosque Cops tweeted that the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are assisting in the probe. No one was injured as a result of the explosion, which occurred just after 5 a.m.at the Dar Al-farooq Islamic Center. The society said in a statement that attendees extinguished the fire at Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington. He also reportedly revealed the mosque has prev... [Full Article...]

New US Sanctions Will Not Impede Visa-Granting to Russian Citizens - Kislyak

New US Sanctions Will Not Impede Visa-Granting to Russian Citizens - Kislyak Former Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak , a figure at the center of the federal Russia probe, on Saturday defended his past conversations with former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn . citizens seriously, it "could easily provide issuance of all visas on time with the personnel they have under new norms". "How can it be that a diplomat is forbidden to communicate with represe... [Full Article...]

After health care disaster, GOP seeks tax cuts for wealthiest Americans

After health care disaster, GOP seeks tax cuts for wealthiest Americans Like a seer warning of the "Ides of March", this seemingly innocuous act should have forewarned the Republicans what was to come; but they apparently were too busy scrambling to pay tribute to a man who rarely offered any in return. Alexander said he had embraced that praise as motivation. But as Senator Tim Scott of SC told reporters, he and his fellow Republicans "lack traction" on major... [Full Article...]

IT raids continue at Congress minister DK Shivakumar's properties

IT raids continue at Congress minister DK Shivakumar's properties If you conduct raids on the houses of all kinds of people and say all of it is Shivakumar's, how can we accept that? The raid began on Wednesday (Aug. "Our search and seizure operations against the Minister, his relatives and friends have nearly ended, pending formalities, as collection and documentation of seized material takes time", a senior I-T Department official told IANS here. [Full Article...]

Amazon selling toilet paper printed with Trump tweets

Amazon selling toilet paper printed with Trump tweets Another tweet from 2012 reads: "The electoral college is a disaster for democracy". United States President Donald Trump has always been in news for his tweets and internet has a great response every time. It's not the only presidential toilet paper available on Amazon either, with rolls featuring Trump's face on sale as well as Barack Obama's visage. [Full Article...]

Mueller Investigating Whether Flynn Lobbied for Turkish Businessman

Mueller Investigating Whether Flynn Lobbied for Turkish Businessman The New York Times , which first reported this development, said that though the documents were not sought through a subpoena, this was the first instance of records being sought from the White House. Several american newspapers have announced on Friday that Mr. Mueller had recently formed a grand jury, which could lead to criminal prosecution. But Mueller is reportedly looking into business dea... [Full Article...]

France, UK, Japan want speedy vote on new NKorea sanctions

France, UK, Japan want speedy vote on new NKorea sanctions Two resolutions adopted previous year however have introduced economic sanctions with more bite. Some diplomats said the United States could give the draft resolution to all 15 council members as early as Thursday. "Only, in our view, maximum diplomatic pressure is likely to have an impact on DPRK behavior before it's too late", Delattre said, using the initials of North Korea's offi... [Full Article...]

Italy kidnappers 'tried to auction off 20-year-old British model online'

Italy kidnappers 'tried to auction off 20-year-old British model online' She arrived at an apartment the following day for the shoot, where she was attacked by two men, say police. The suspect, who has been named in reports as Lukasz Herba, dropped her off at the consulate on 17 July, police said. Investigators discovered that the kidnapper had organised several online auctions for the sale of abducted girls, which included a description and an opening price. [Full Article...]

Trump defends national security advisor from right-wing critics

Trump defends national security advisor from right-wing critics The Trump staffers fired by McMaster had repeatedly clashed with career government staffers and holdovers from the Obama administration on issues as diverse as military strategies for Syria and Afghanistan, whether to tear up Obama's landmark Iran deal, the controversial détente with Cuba, the US role in confronting Islamic radicalism, and the Paris Climate Accord, according to these sources... [Full Article...]

Billions paid by Americans in overdraft fees

Billions paid by Americans in overdraft fees Prior to the change in the law, it might be days before consumers learned they had overdrawn their accounts. The agency noted that consumers who've opted in to one-time card payment overdrafts pay significantly more in fees despite only overdrafting their accounts a few more times on average. [Full Article...]

Almost 2000 dead animals found in warehouse

Almost 2000 dead animals found in warehouse With many animals still alive, the authorities were in rescue mode, with several different agencies coming together to help get the live animals to safe surroundings. They "were being kept in appalling conditions", the organisation said in a Facebook post . Bowman was arrested on an unrelated charge, but could be facing animal cruelty charges. [Full Article...]

MegaMillions fever growing as jackpot hits $346 million

MegaMillions fever growing as jackpot hits $346 million The $346 million jackpot is the seventh largest in the game's 15-year history. The largest, a 2012 $656 million payout, was split between three winners in IL, . The next Mega Millions drawing is on Tuesday night. Not one but two huge lottery jackpots have Houston residents feeling lucky. Tickets cost $1 each. [Full Article...]

Brace for worse than usual hurricane season

Brace for worse than usual hurricane season The chances of a tropical depression forming in the next five days are at 70 percent as of Saturday morning - which is down a bit from recent days. Since the system is on the other side of the Atlantic , there is plenty of time to watch it. [Full Article...]

US Marine aircraft reportedly crashes off Australian coast, search and rescue underway

US Marine aircraft reportedly crashes off Australian coast, search and rescue underway In a statement, Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne said she had spoken to US Defense Secretary James Mattis to offer Australia's support in "anyway that can be of assistance". A search and rescue operation has been launched for the same. The $75 million aircraft was then destroyed by an air strike. The Osprey is a tilt-rotor aircraft that takes off and lands like a helicopter, but flies li... [Full Article...]

EU Blacklists Six Russians Over Turbines to Crimea

EU Blacklists Six Russians Over Turbines to Crimea The German government has expressed anger over the "completely unacceptable" turbine delivery to Crimea and pressed Siemens for answers. "The EU has added 3 Russian nationals and 3 companies involved in the transfer of gas turbines to Crimea to the list of persons subject to restrictive measures", the press service said. [Full Article...]

Scary Missiles Won't Stop North Korea, But Here's What Might

Scary Missiles Won't Stop North Korea, But Here's What Might The U.S. and China have been negotiating a resolution that will impose fresh sanctions on Pyongyang for its two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month. Since Pyongyang remains silent about Seoul's proposals for military talks and Red Cross talks as part of South Korean President Moon Jae-in's "Berlin Declaration", Seoul would seem to have no reason to turn down an opportunity to i... [Full Article...]

White House anger over leaks grows, crackdown promised

Washington Post has acquired and posted transcripts of two early and controversial conversations President Trump had with the President of Mexico and Enrique Peña Nieto and the Prime Minister of Austrailia. The fact that you have this extraordinary leak that is damaging, supposedly to the White House, and damaging to our allies, but realy is damaging to the press. [Full Article...]

Connelly: Can Alexander, Murray get Senate cooperation on health care?

Connelly: Can Alexander, Murray get Senate cooperation on health care? It can only go to help pay for what is considered charity care provided to uninsured low-income people - not for care of low-income people who have insurance. Please send us your ideas as to how we can best go forward. What brings this to mind is that on Monday, US Senator Elizabeth Warren was in East Boston to praise the work of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. [Full Article...]

Trump berated Australia's prime minister over a refugee policy he barely understood

Trump berated Australia's prime minister over a refugee policy he barely understood US President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington . The leak will make it hard for leaders to thrash out contentious issues behind the scenes, said Brendon O'Connor, an associate professor at the University of Sydney's United States Studies Centre. [Full Article...]

An uphill task at the White House

An uphill task at the White House Hopefully, this particular change in admiration proves beneficial and Kelly can help reign Trump into a more presidential position. Gen. John Kelly is the chief of staff; not the chief of Trump. But apparently Mr Trump will keep tweeting. But Cohen wondered how long Trump would go before undermining Kelly. Donald Trump doesn't need a babysitter. [Full Article...]


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