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Klamathon Fire ignites in Hornbrook, prompting I-5 closure Klamathon Fire ignites in Hornbrook, prompting I-5 closure
- July 08, 2018

The park says the decision was based on the extreme fire danger, the extended weather forecast and the current level of fire activity in the state. The last time campfires were banned there was in June 2012, another very dry period. Hornbrook is located in Siskyou County. Some 350 firefighters took advantage of a period of light winds early on Saturday to contain as much as possible of the blaze, which has burned through 50 to 80 acres (20 to 32 hectares), fire officials said. (more...)
USA slaps economic sanctions on three top Nicaraguan officials USA slaps economic sanctions on three top Nicaraguan officials
- July 08, 2018

Nicaraguan National Police Commissioner Francisco Javier Diaz Madriz and Fidel Antonio Moreno Briones , secretary of the Managua mayor's office, were sanctioned for "serious human rights abuse" in the country. The three were sanctioned under the 2012 Global Magnitsky act that allows for targeting individuals accused of human rights abuses or corruption. Humberto Ortega, who served as head of Nicaragua's army until 1994, has criticized his brother's consolidation of power in the past. (more...)
Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago applies for 40 additional foreign hires Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago applies for 40 additional foreign hires
- July 08, 2018

The club is hiring 40 waiters and waitresses and 21 cooks to work the busy season from October 1 to May 31. President Donald Trump may have repeatedly urged USA businesses to "hire American", but his own Mar-a-Lago resort doesn't appear to be heeding his call. (more...)
Pompeo, North Korean official express need to 'clarify' their positions Pompeo, North Korean official express need to 'clarify' their positions
- July 07, 2018

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , bottom left, and Kim Yong-chol, top right, North Korean senior ruling party official and former intelligence chief, meet at the Park Hwa Guest House in Pyongyang. Pompeo replied: "Director Kim, I slept just fine". Nauert told reporters that the two sides spoke during a dinner following their two hour and 45 minute meeting Friday night and they were "cracking jokes" and "exchanging pleasantries". (more...)
Battering floods in southwest Japan kill 15; over 50 missing Battering floods in southwest Japan kill 15; over 50 missing
- July 07, 2018

Japan on Thursday ordered the evacuation of thousands of residents from the outskirts of its ancient capital of Kyoto after "historic" rains battered its western region, killing a man, with yet more rain forecast. "The torrential rain will continue until the day after tomorrow", he said. "I was scared, thinking what would become of me". In the prefectural capital of Hiroshima, a vehicle with a mother with her three children was swept away by flood waters in the city's Aki Ward. (more...)
More cases of baby sales by Mother Teresa's India charity More cases of baby sales by Mother Teresa's India charity
- July 07, 2018

A woman working at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand has been arrested for allegedly selling a 14-day-old baby. The tip that led to the arrest came from a couple angry that they paid the requested fee, but shelter worker Anima Indwar took the baby back after money changed hands. (more...)
North Korea says talks with Mike Pompeo were 'regrettable'
- July 07, 2018

He spoke after meeting Kim Yong-chol, widely seen as North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's right-hand man. Kim Jong Un made a broad commitment to "work toward denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula" in Singapore but offered no details of how or when North Korea might dismantle a weapons programme that Trump has vowed will not be allowed to threaten the United States. (more...)
Man accused of stealing pro-Trump teen's MAGA hat arrested Man accused of stealing pro-Trump teen's MAGA hat arrested
- July 07, 2018

In the video, a man identified as Jimenez grabbed Richard's hat and then threw a drink on his face. Richard said that the attack was unprovoked. People make mistakes". The story, however, removed quotes from the witness and added a disclaimer that said they were "removed from this copy due to concerns about the legitimacy of the statements ". (more...)
Fire near Oregon-California border jumps I-5
- July 07, 2018

Friday. The Oregon Department of Transportation says the fire has prompted evacuations in Hornbrook, which is several miles south of the Oregon-California border. OEM said the blaze started as a structure fire that spread to the vegetation. The fire has not been contained and some 500 people have been ordered to evacuate. (more...)
Irish Water issues national hosepipe ban Irish Water issues national hosepipe ban
- July 07, 2018

A hosepipe ban means that it is illegal to use a hose, whether it's from watering our gardens and washing cars to filling up paddling pools. When temperatures surged last weekend, the firm's daily supply exceeded 1.5 billion litres and although they have reported that reservoir levels in the region are almost three-quarters full and there are no current water supply shortages, they are urging people to carry out water-saving tips. (more...)
Wearing a sombrero, British mayor bans 'wasteman' Donald Trump from Sheffield Wearing a sombrero, British mayor bans 'wasteman' Donald Trump from Sheffield
- July 07, 2018

He also announced that 13 July - the date of Trump's proposed visit- will be known as "Mexico Solidarity Day". Magid Magid, 28, made the announcement during a Sheffield City Council meeting while wearing a sombrero. He also offered "ways we can beat Trump", like participating in protests against the USA government and its policies, donating to organizations that fight said policies, and pressuring politicians to take a stand against the president. (more...)
Guess Who Inspired the Statue of Liberty Climber Guess Who Inspired the Statue of Liberty Climber
- July 07, 2018

She told the authorities she would come down when the migrant families were reunited. "When they go low, we go high; and I went as high as I could", she said , drawing loud applause and cheers from fellow Rise and Resist members. (more...)
David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic place wager before World Cup clash David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic place wager before World Cup clash
- July 07, 2018

And Eriksson warned that Gareth Southgate's side may have been better off facing tournament favourites Brazil rather than Sweden . Ahead of the match on Saturday , HuffPost UK asked people around Birmingham whether they'll be watching the game and crucially, what they think the outcome will be. (more...)
Elizabeth Warren Slams President Trump Over $1Million DNA Challenge
- July 07, 2018

The #MeToo movement has surged in recent months, with women coming forward with accusations of sexual misconduct against prominent men in politics, entertainment and other industries. "And this little boy sobbed and heaved and sobbed some more - his mother had been taken away from him". But then Trump took it one step further on Thursday, suggesting that if Warren were to win the Democratic nomination in 2020 and they were to debate, he would call on her to take an ancestry test. (more...)
Trudeau Addresses Allegation He Groped Female Reporter Trudeau Addresses Allegation He Groped Female Reporter
- July 07, 2018

The Trudeau family launched the campaign after his youngest brother, Michel, died in an avalanche in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park in 1998. Trudeau...apologized - a day late - for inappropriately "handling" the reporter while she was on assignment, not only for the Advance , but also for the National Post and Vancouver Sun... (more...)
Truck Driver Facing 29 Charges for Humboldt Broncos Crash Truck Driver Facing 29 Charges for Humboldt Broncos Crash
- July 07, 2018

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu is facing 29 charges in relation to the crash, including 16 counts of unsafe operation of a motor vehicle causing death, 13 counts of risky operation of motor vehicle causing bodily injury. During an update last month, RCMP said they would be consulting with the Crown on possible charges once the investigation was complete. The only thing the Mounties have said to this point is that the truck was in the intersection when the collision occurred. (more...)
Syria rebels begin new talks with Russia over peace deal-rebel spox Syria rebels begin new talks with Russia over peace deal-rebel spox
- July 06, 2018

Mr Safadi said his meeting with Sergey Lavrov would produce more understandings and would "take us more steps forward to contain this crisis and prevent more destruction". "Civilians who fled and ended up living in tents or without tents out in the open organised this protest in front of the UN offices to ask the United Nations and the world for protection and worldwide guarantees for their lives", said Ali Salhadi, an opposition official. (more...)
Islamic State leader's son killed in Syria fighting Islamic State leader's son killed in Syria fighting
- July 06, 2018

An Iraqi national, al-Baghdadi, whose real name is Ibrahim Awad al-Badri, announced the Islamic State caliphate in the city of Mosul in June 2014 and made himself its caliph. Al-Baghdadi has been reported killed or wounded on a number of occasions but is widely believed to still be alive. Little is known about IS leader's family, but Hisham al-Hashimi, an expert on jihadism who advises the Iraqi government, reported that Hudhayfah al-Badri was born in the Iraqi city of Samarra in 2000 . (more...)
Man who challenged black family’s use of pool fired from his job Man who challenged black family’s use of pool fired from his job
- July 06, 2018

According to Buzzfeed , Jasmine Edwards was approached by a man while she was using the pool in the development where she lived and demanded her ID. "To that end, effective immediately, the employee involved in this incident is no longer employed by the company in any respect". Edwards confirmed she had a keycard to enter the gated area, but Bloom wasn't satisfied. (more...)
The White House Has a New Senior Advisor - Katie Pavlich The White House Has a New Senior Advisor - Katie Pavlich
- July 06, 2018

The brief White House statement noted that Shine "brings over two decades of television programming, communications, and management experience to the role". Fox News President Bill Shine departs after meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of NY, U.S., November 21, 2016. (more...)
President Trump: WTO needs to change ways or US will do 'something' President Trump: WTO needs to change ways or US will do 'something'
- July 06, 2018

As White House aides attempted to clear out the Oval Office, the unruly gaggle caught the Prime Minister by surprise, and he turned to President Trump in amusement asking "Is it always like this?" "We have to work something out". Throughout the meeting , Trump also threatened the World Trade Organization (WTO). TRUMP: - because we're just thinking about those cars that pour in here. (more...)
White House Official Twitter Account Attacks Senator White House Official Twitter Account Attacks Senator
- July 06, 2018

On Tuesday afternoon, the White House account went after Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), who introduced legislation that would abolish ICE and ultimately redistribute its tasks to other law enforcement agencies. Democrats, including Harris, Pelosi and Warren, have criticized Trump's policy of separating children from migrants and asylum seekers entering the country. (more...)
With Assad on march, Syria rebels say cease fire agreed With Assad on march, Syria rebels say cease fire agreed
- July 06, 2018

A brief collapse of the talks on July 4 ushered in a blitz of Russian and Syrian air strikes, barrel bombs, and missiles, following a pattern Russia and Syria have pursued repeatedly to regain control over rebel territory. He said Syrian and Russian jets had pummeled towns across the southwest and villages near the border crossing. Syrian government forces have swept into insurgent territory in the south over the past two weeks, but the offensive has so far focused on Daraa province near ... (more...)
Malaysia’s Mahathir to Visit China After Putting $20B of Projects on Ice Malaysia’s Mahathir to Visit China After Putting $20B of Projects on Ice
- July 06, 2018

A flagship scheme of China's Belt and Road Initiative, the 688km East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) had been meant to connect Malaysia's west coast to rural northeastern states with 23 stations, and was initiated under the previous government of Najib Razak , who was this week charged with corruption . (more...)
Beryl becomes 1st hurricane of 2018 season
- July 06, 2018

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 10 miles (20 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km). "On the forecast track, the centre of Beryl will remain east of the Lesser Antilles through Sunday", it added. (more...)
More human remains found at home linked to Bruce McArthur More human remains found at home linked to Bruce McArthur
- July 06, 2018

Idsinga declined to say whether the remains are of victims who were previously identified or new victims, pending a report from the Ontario coroner's office. McArthur faces eight counts of first-degree murder. Because cadaver dogs pointed to several other spots on the property, police are expected to continue searching for at least a few more weeks. (more...)
Caught On Camera: Woman Fell Out Of Moving SUV Caught On Camera: Woman Fell Out Of Moving SUV
- July 06, 2018

The three adults in the SUV told police Lee had leaned against the front passenger door — which had previously been damaged — and fell out, according to deputies. A tip led authorities to the SUV at a gas station on Tuesday morning. Investigators are talking with the people who were in it and the vehicle's owner. (more...)
Texas mom shoots man trying to steal SUV with her kids inside Texas mom shoots man trying to steal SUV with her kids inside
- July 06, 2018

Police say the vehicle crashed into a telephone pole and the suspect was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. Booker-Hicks and her kids were not hurt. Court records show he has been arrested more than 20 times on a range of charges. Police have not identified the suspect and there's no word on his condition but the mother wanted to tell him something. (more...)
EU package does not cover all demands of Iran EU package does not cover all demands of Iran
- July 06, 2018

Despite the United States threat to penalise companies and banks that do business with Iran , the remaining signatories said they would work to promote investment and trade. In late June, Iran's Press TV cited Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi as saying that the UK, Germany, France and the European Union had vowed to put forward a package of practical economic measures to offset the USA withdrawal, including those related to oil sales and transit. (more...)
PM 'confident' he did nothing inappropriate at B.C PM 'confident' he did nothing inappropriate at B.C
- July 06, 2018

On Sunday in Regina, reporters asked Trudeau about this alleged incident, but he says he didn't remember any supposed "negative interactions" at a music festival 18 years ago in Creston, B.C. "I'm responsible for my side of the interaction, which certainly - as I said - I don't feel was in anyway untoward". She has not made any comments to other news outlets. (more...)

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