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Cuomo willing to authorize criminal investigation of Trump Foundation Cuomo willing to authorize criminal investigation of Trump Foundation
- July 20, 2018

Underwood also sent referral letters to the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Election Commission identifying possible violations of federal law for the agencies to investigate. "We continue to evaluate the evidence to determine what additional actions may be warranted, and will seek a criminal referral from the appropriate state agency as necessary", Communications Director Amy Spitalnick said. (more...)
Conflict and breakdown in law and order drive scourge of modern slavery Conflict and breakdown in law and order drive scourge of modern slavery
- July 20, 2018

China, Pakistan, North Korea and Nigeria rounded out the top five nations with the largest number of slaves, accounting for about 60 per cent of victims globally, according to Walk Free. "Even now, there are 300,000 North Korean defectors in China, and 90% of them are being trafficked". "We're now measuring where a person was enslaved, as opposed to where they were interviewed or where we discovered their slavery", Walk Free Foundation founder Andrew Forrest told CNN. (more...)
Trump Threatens to Slap Tariffs on Everything Imported From China
- July 20, 2018

US President Donald Trump said in an interview released today he is willing to hit all Chinese goods imported to the United States with tariffs if necessary. Auto tariffs would escalate global trade tension dramatically: The U.S. last year imported $192 billion in vehicles and $143 billion in auto parts - figures that dwarf last year's $29 billion in steel and $23 billion in aluminum imports. (more...)
DNI Dan Coats Calls Out Trump's Russia Comments At Aspen Security Forum DNI Dan Coats Calls Out Trump's Russia Comments At Aspen Security Forum
- July 20, 2018

He said it was "the president's prerogative" to keep his discussions with Putin to himself. "I was just doing my job", Coats told an audience at the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado, defending a public rebuke he'd issued on Monday after Trump claimed Russian Federation hadn't targeted the U.S. (more...)
Ex-FBI chief James Comey urges voters to support Democrats in fall Ex-FBI chief James Comey urges voters to support Democrats in fall
- July 20, 2018

Comey was sacked in May 2017 over what the Justice Department said was his handling of the FBI investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton , although Trump himself later linked the firing to the bureau's Russian Federation probe. (more...)
How did Donald Trump's attempt to clarify his Russian Federation comments play out? How did Donald Trump's attempt to clarify his Russian Federation comments play out?
- July 20, 2018

It was also pointed out he made a handwritten note of his own during his "clarification" moment. Despite saying he now accepts the intelligence community's verdict on Russian Federation, he's written a misspelled note that says "THERE WAS NO COLUSION". (more...)
President Trump struggles to contain firestorm over Putin summit President Trump struggles to contain firestorm over Putin summit
- July 20, 2018

US President Donald Trump has defended his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, amid a backlash over his performance. At their Helsinki meeting a day earlier, Trump failed to challenge Putin over the 2016 presidential election, seeming to accept at face value the strongman´s denial that Moscow interfered in a bid to undermine the Democrat Hillary Clinton. (more...)
Shocking footage captures terrifying moment plane crashes killing two on board Shocking footage captures terrifying moment plane crashes killing two on board
- July 20, 2018

This is getting very bad". A video filmed by a passenger on board shows the terrifying moment the plane made impact with the ground. "This is bad", one passenger can be heard saying. Qantas pilot Douglas Hayward, retired Qantas pilot Ross Kelly and wife Lyndal were all injured. The crashed aircraft was, according to the BBC, acquired previous year by the Dutch Aviodrome company and was used for special flights for aviation enthusiasts. (more...)
Social media baffled as Melania Trump pulls bizarre face next to Putin Social media baffled as Melania Trump pulls bizarre face next to Putin
- July 20, 2018

While taking questions from reporters at a Cabinet meeting, Trump said, "Thank you very much, no," after Cecilia Vega, ABC News' White House correspondent, asked whether the USA was still a target of Russian-led cyberattacks and election meddling. (more...)
Donald Trump to invite Vladimir Putin to White House in autumn Donald Trump to invite Vladimir Putin to White House in autumn
- July 20, 2018

It's just the latest surprise to come out of Trump's Helsinki presser with Putin. Trump himself tweeted: "The Summit with Russian Federation was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media". White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Twitter that Mr Trump had "agreed to ongoing working level dialogue between the two security council staffs" during Monday's summit between the two leaders in Helsinki. (more...)
Tornadoes leave paths of destruction through Central Iowa Tornadoes leave paths of destruction through Central Iowa
- July 20, 2018

Several tornadoes tore through Iowa, overturning cars, flattening homes and leaving people injured. "A line of supercells along a cold front pushed eastward through central Iowa producing several tornadoes, including the potentially strong tornado that hit portions of Bondurant and Pella", said weather.com meteorologist Jonathan Belles. (more...)
Day care owner gets probation for trying to kill toddler Day care owner gets probation for trying to kill toddler
- July 20, 2018

The defendant will live with her adult son from a previous marriage, and must be supervised when interacting with her young daughters and other minors. Karia will receive credit for 20 months time served but could be sentenced to house arrest for several months if she violates the terms of probation. (more...)
WhatsApp limits forwarded messages to curb rumours
- July 20, 2018

In India, WhatsApp said it will also test a lower limit of five chats, individual or group chats, at a time and remove the quick forward button next to media messages. Ministry of electronics and IT (MEITY) had sent out a stern warning to WhatsApp earlier this month also, asking the Facebook-owned messaging platform to immediately stop the spread of "irresponsible and explosive messages filled with rumours and provocation" on its platform. (more...)
Donald Trump to invite Vladimir Putin to the White House Donald Trump to invite Vladimir Putin to the White House
- July 20, 2018

He said he understood what Trump was saying when he noted earlier this week that "others" could be to blame for trying to meddle in U.S elections because other adversaries have the capabilities to do so. Last year, Putin angered his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, by signing a decree recognizing passports and other documents issued by the separatist governments in Luhansk and Donetsk, which have already declared the ruble their official currency. (more...)
Russian Federation announces new nuclear weapons tests days after Trump-Putin summit
- July 20, 2018

The hypersonic Kinzhal travels at ten times the speed of sound and is now undergoing tests in southern Russian Federation. It showed a Russian MiG-31 fighter jet taking off from an airfield carrying the new Kinjal hypersonic missile and then launching it while airborne. (more...)
Customer Slaps Woman's Bum And She Floors Him Customer Slaps Woman's Bum And She Floors Him
- July 20, 2018

She grabbed him by the collar and tossed him like a rag doll up against a wall. After the surveillance footage surfaced, police arrested Ryan Cherwinski , 31, of Palm Bay, Fla., and charged him with sexual battery. One person said that her behaviour was the "perfect response", while another wrote: "Well done to her. I've never done that before". "His hand went further than it should have so I was thinking, 'There's no way a stranger just did that'". (more...)
Man 'steals date's auto before using it to go on another date' Man 'steals date's auto before using it to go on another date'
- July 20, 2018

Without a vehicle, the pair took Pugh's black Volvo, but Griffin did not know where to go for the dinner. According to a police report, Griffin stopped at Marathon station on Winchester Road and asked the woman to get him some cigars. But when she got out, she says he sped off in her vehicle. He didn't even have any money. Authorities then arrested Griffin on the scene, charging him with theft of property. (more...)
Woman stung by 80,000 Africanised bees in California Woman stung by 80,000 Africanised bees in California
- July 20, 2018

Shortly before 10:30 a.m., the woman had arrived to clean a home in the 23000 block of Buckland Lane when she was attacked by a swarm of bees, Orange County Fire Authority Capt. All four firefighters were stung in the process, but finally, Maria was dragged from the scene. Six people in total were hospitalized, including Sarah who complained of breathing issues hours after the attack. (more...)
7 injured when tornado hits Iowa factory 7 injured when tornado hits Iowa factory
- July 20, 2018

Another strong tornado was reported northeast of Pella and another near Marshalltown . The roof was torn off one of them. The family sought shelter in the building's basement and heard "cracking and booms and explosions" as the tornado passed. (more...)
Japan, EU sign free trade agreement Japan, EU sign free trade agreement
- July 20, 2018

The EPA took over four years of negotiations in which both sides faced difficulties regarding procedures to settle investment disputes between companies and governments. The major step toward liberalizing trade was discussed in talks since 2013 but is striking in the timing of the signing, as China and the USA are embroiled in trade conflicts. (more...)
Trump says looks forward to second Putin meeting
- July 20, 2018

They spoke one-on-one for more than two hours and then held expanded negotiations. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who has spent the week mounting a fierce defense of Trump's outreach to Putin, objected to a proposal from Sen. How did Trump respond to Putin's suggestion? Numerous lawmakers have criticized Trump for his post-summit statements raising doubts about Russia's interference in the 2016 USA elections, and past and current intelligence community officials also differed with many of ... (more...)
Missouri mother accused of letting men rape her 2-year-old daughter Missouri mother accused of letting men rape her 2-year-old daughter
- July 20, 2018

The child tested positive for a sexually transmitted infection and had meth in her system, police said, according to the station. Both of the children had scarred feet, embedded with sharp metal objects, which Watson said may have happened from walking around without shoes in the motorcycle shop. (more...)
PM calls premiers to autumn meeting to reduce internal Canadian trade barriers PM calls premiers to autumn meeting to reduce internal Canadian trade barriers
- July 20, 2018

Jim Carr - The Manitoba MP's move from natural resources to global trade comes at a time when Canada desperately needs to find new trading partners given the uncertainty around NAFTA and as the Canada-EU trade deal faces increasing resistance across the Atlantic. (more...)
Philippines orders Australian nun deported and blacklisted Philippines orders Australian nun deported and blacklisted
- July 20, 2018

In June, The Philippines Department of Justice nullified a previous order to deport the 71-year-old nun. She advocates for human rights and workers' welfare and has joined rallies against President Rodrigo Duterte and his government, which has been criticized for stifling dissent and for its brutal war on illegal drugs in which thousands of mostly poor suspects have died. (more...)
At least 8 dead after tourist boat incident At least 8 dead after tourist boat incident
- July 20, 2018

NBC affiliate KYTV of Springfield, Missouri , reported that severe thunderstorms generating winds up to 60 miles per hour were moving through the area at the time. "It's going to be all night", Radar said. Rader said he believed the boat capsized and sank due to weather. The incident occurred as a line of thunderstorms moved through the area. (more...)
Egypt sarcophagus MYSTERY: Clues point to World Health Organization is in Ancient tomb Egypt sarcophagus MYSTERY: Clues point to World Health Organization is in Ancient tomb
- July 20, 2018

After capturing the world's attention because of its unusually large size, observers believed it could contain the remains of a prominent figure, with some considering the possibility that it could contain the corpse of Alexander the Great . (more...)
Volcanic lava 'bomb' injures 23 people on tour boat in Hawaii Volcanic lava 'bomb' injures 23 people on tour boat in Hawaii
- July 20, 2018

It's unclear the total number of people on the boat. State and federal investigations are underway after a Lava Ocean Tours vessel was pierced by what the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has regarded as a " lava bomb ". (more...)
France's Macron under fire after aide caught beating protester
- July 20, 2018

Supporters of Macron claimed the punishment handed down to Benalla - suspension without pay for two weeks and a transfer to an administrative job - was appropriate. Opposition politicians expressed outrage that the Elysée Palace had merely imposed a two-week suspension and demoted Alexandre Benalla, a deputy chief of staff in charge of security, for the incident which was caught on video yesterday. (more...)
Mysterious ancient sarcophagus finally opened after weeks of speculation
- July 20, 2018

According to experts who have now unsealed it, it's a no to both. Waziry, accompanied by a team of specialists in mummification and restoration, instead found three mummies and a red liquid he identified as sewage water, believed to have entered the sarcophagus through a crack on its right side, causing the decomposition of the mummies. (more...)
Andrea Leadsom interview on the Brexit 'pairing' row Andrea Leadsom interview on the Brexit 'pairing' row
- July 20, 2018

He said that what happened had done "serious damage" to the functioning of the house and that a statement from Smith was necessary to restore trust in the pairing arrangements, which allow MPs who are unavailable for good reason to be paired with an opposing member so their absence is not penalised. (more...)

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