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Mattis downplays Trump, Tillerson discord on North Korea

Mattis downplays Trump, Tillerson discord on North Korea But the president over the weekend referred to diplomatic efforts by former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, saying in a Twitter posting that "being nice to Rocket Man hasn't worked in 25 years, why would it work now?" Trump added several hours later. [Full Article...]

Opposition rejects Sharif's re-election as PML-N head

Opposition rejects Sharif's re-election as PML-N head Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been re-elected as president of the country's ruling party, the Pakistan Muslim League, despite the scandal surrounding his dismissal from office. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and the Sheikh Rasheed-led Awami Muslim League have also chose to challenge the bill. He said that instead of mending their ways, "the godfather and corrupt mafia" have amended t... [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande, Rihanna, and More Demand Las Vegas Attacks Be Called "Terrorism"

Ariana Grande, Rihanna, and More Demand Las Vegas Attacks Be Called Many other celebrities also tweeted in a similar vein, with Lady Gaga saying it was "terrorism plain and simple". Jason Aldean , who was playing the headlining set when bullets began raining down, called the attack "beyond horrific". [Full Article...]

Former Las Vegas officer says modified semi-automatic guns show "greater intent"

Former Las Vegas officer says modified semi-automatic guns show He checked in to a room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and picked off concert-goers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night. Francis Polytechnic High School in 1971, posted a note to friends on Facebook on Tuesday saying he remembered playing basketball with Paddock at a neighborhood court. [Full Article...]

Flags to fly at half-staff in Atlanta following Las Vegas shooting

Flags to fly at half-staff in Atlanta following Las Vegas shooting Flags will continue to be flown at half staff until sunset on October 6th. The shooting, which happened during an outdoor music concert, was the deadliest mass shooting in the country's history. NY stands with Las Vegas in the aftermath of this heinous and vile act of gun violence and my heart aches for its victims and their loved ones on this darkest of days. [Full Article...]

Kurdish independence vote leaves Canadian Forces in a bind

Kurdish independence vote leaves Canadian Forces in a bind Akbar Ghamkhar, another member of the association, said the new ruling may only pose challenges for European travelers who used the route for transit. Iran and Turkey have made common cause in standing athwart the Barzanis yelling stop. (Note: America's willingness to provide air cover has allowed them to flourish in Iraq since the 1990s). [Full Article...]

Local group collects supplies for Puerto Rico hurricane victims

Local group collects supplies for Puerto Rico hurricane victims On the ground in Puerto Rico , Trump also appeared to blame the island and its 3.5 million residents for throwing the federal budget "a little out of whack". "We are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency and the bureaucracy", she said . Trump called out truckers in Puerto Rico as not helpful enough, which may have been based on false reports from right-wing blogs that the... [Full Article...]

NYC Bomber Suspect Removed from Court for Outburst

NYC Bomber Suspect Removed from Court for Outburst New evidence was presented Tuesday in the trial of Chelsea bombing suspect Ahmad Rahimi. He says the government is wrongly keeping his wife from coming to visit him at the jail where he is being held, and he asked U.S. That one never went off. He was escorted from the room by US marshals and remained outside as a prosecutor delivered her opening statement. Rahimi was shot by law enforcement duri... [Full Article...]

'Stab wounds found' on torso of woman who died after boarding submarine

'Stab wounds found' on torso of woman who died after boarding submarine Peter Madsen, Danish inventor, engineer, rocket- and u-boat builder, talks about entrepreneurship during Danish Business Day event held in Copenhagen May 9, 2017. An autopsy discovered knife wounds to Ms Wall's genitals and ribcage, which are believed to have been caused "around or shortly after her death". Madsen's lawyer Betina Hald Engmark said the court had heard "nothing that supports Kim ... [Full Article...]

Federal Court Blocks Missouri GOP's Abortion Restrictions

Federal Court Blocks Missouri GOP's Abortion Restrictions Its tug of war with the state and abortion foes centers on regulations Planned Parenthood argues are on par with tough rules implemented in Texas, which the U.S. Earlier this evening, the House of Representatives passed abortion legislation of their own that will now ban all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe police hold reporter for story on Grace Mugabe

Zimbabwe police hold reporter for story on Grace Mugabe The reporter, Kenneth Nyangani , wrote an article saying that the country's First Lady donated used underwear to the ruling party's supporters. "I have briefs for you and I am told that most of your briefs are not in good shape, please come and collect your allocations today". [Full Article...]

Scottish Government says no to fracking

Scottish Government says no to fracking A moratorium has been in place since 2015, and ministers commissioned a series of expert reports on the controversial and a public consultation was launched in January 2017. A parliamentary vote will take place in the near future followed by a Strategic Environmental Assessment. Mr Wheelhouse said a fracking ban was in the interests of the environment, the economy, public health and chimed w... [Full Article...]

US Defence Secretary James Mattis suggests sticking with Iran nuclear deal

US Defence Secretary James Mattis suggests sticking with Iran nuclear deal But Mattis added he supports Trump's "rigorous review" of the agreement, which provided Iran with relief from global sanctions in exchange for widespread curbs and inspections of its nuclear program. "Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don't think you've heard the last of it", Trump added. Trump must decide by October 15 if he will certify that Tehran is in compli... [Full Article...]

Methane Emissions From Cows Are 11% Higher Than Predicted — DISASTER

Methane Emissions From Cows Are 11% Higher Than Predicted — DISASTER Methane, a natural byproduct of digestion, is roughly 30 times more efficient at trapping the Sun's heat than carbon dioxide, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Thus, emissions are reported as estimates based on different methods and assumptions. "The livestock emission estimates for the U.S. given in this work are in good agreement with the EPA methane inventory", he added, "an... [Full Article...]

Wife Of SFPD Officer Killed In Las Vegas Massacre

Wife Of SFPD Officer Killed In Las Vegas Massacre Stacee Etcheber of Novato was attending the festival with her husband, Officer Vinnie Etcheber, when a gunman fired into the crowd from a hotel room at the neighboring Mandalay Bay resort late Sunday night. Stacee Etcheber's death was announced this morning by her brother-in-law in a Facebook post. Etcheber was married to a San Francisco police officer who was also at the concert and jumped in to ... [Full Article...]

Las Vegas gunman's father was on FBI's Most Wanted list

Las Vegas gunman's father was on FBI's Most Wanted list The Las Vegas shooter's father was a violent bank robber who was on the FBI's most wanted list in the 1970s. Video shot outside the broken door of the room show an assault-style rifle with a scope on a bipod. Court records also reveal that Paddock sued the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Resorts five years ago, claiming that he suffered injuries after he slipped and fell at the Las Vegas Strip hotel. [Full Article...]

United States soldier killed by bomb blast in Iraq

United States soldier killed by bomb blast in Iraq A service member was killed and another injured Sunday in Iraq after an improvised explosive struck their vehicle, according to the USA military-led coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Another 25 have been wounded by hostile action. The death of the US service member is the 13th USA combat death during Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq and Syria, where the bulk of the fight... [Full Article...]

Las Vegas shooter 'demented,' police response was 'miracle'

Las Vegas shooter 'demented,' police response was 'miracle' Dr. Craig Considine, a sociologist at Rice University in Texas, noted that after San Bernardino shooting that killed 14 people Trump said: "I think Islam hates us". An additional 19 guns were found in Paddock's home in Mesquite, Nevada. Trump, who owns a hotel in Las Vegas, told associates that he feels deep ties to the city. [Full Article...]

Rosanne Cash Calls for Country Artists to 'Stand Up to the NRA'

Rosanne Cash Calls for Country Artists to 'Stand Up to the NRA' In thrall to the National Rifle Association, as so many legislators are, they are ensuring that more of us - and yes, our families - will suffer violent deaths. More Americans say they are anxious the government will go too far in restricting gun rights (50 percent) than worry it will not do enough (45 percent). [Full Article...]

On-call Surgeon at Las Vegas Hospital Describes 'Surreal' Aftermath of Shooting

On-call Surgeon at Las Vegas Hospital Describes 'Surreal' Aftermath of Shooting Jay Coates, a trauma surgeon whose hospital took in numerous wounded after a gunman opened fire from his 32nd-floor hotel suite Sunday night on a country music concert below. "The one thing about a mass shooting is it's sudden", said Dr. Richard Zane, UCHealth executive director of emergency services. In Las Vegas on Sunday, calls were likely going out to surgeons first, but not just surgeon... [Full Article...]


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