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White House: Trump receives new letter from Kim Jong Un
- August 02, 2018

No date for a visit has been announced. Vice President Mike Pence and military honor guards met the 55 caskets at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. A release from Gov. Matt Bevin's office says his remains will be returned to his family in Bowling Green. An estimated 5,300 United States service members listed as unaccounted for from the 1950-53 conflict in North Korea. (more...)
Pope changes Catholic teaching to oppose death penalty in all cases Pope changes Catholic teaching to oppose death penalty in all cases
- August 02, 2018

Until now, the Church has consistently taught that the state has the authority to use the death penalty , in cases of "absolute necessity", though with the qualification that the Church considered such situations to be extremely rare. Today, more " effective detention systems " are being developed, which guarantee proper defense of citizens, and at the same time allow offenders to redeem themselves. (more...)
Blasts, gunshots hit eastern Afghan city Blasts, gunshots hit eastern Afghan city
- August 02, 2018

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which comes three days after militants raided a midwife training centre in Jalalabad . Although it is unclear whether there is any direct connection, Islamic State attacks have picked up as hopes for peace talks between the government and the Taliban have grown in the wake of last month's three-day ceasefire. (more...)
Swedish crown jewels stolen in brazen heist Swedish crown jewels stolen in brazen heist
- August 02, 2018

The objects were on display, but under lock and key, at the cathedral about 50 miles from Stockholm . The motorboat was waiting and ready at the foot of the hill on Lake Mälaren, accoridng to police, and it is believed the thieves then fled via the vast system of lakes west of Stockholm . (more...)
3D-printed gun blueprints blocked by USA judge 3D-printed gun blueprints blocked by USA judge
- August 02, 2018

Attorney Josh Blackman, represents Defense Distributed, the Texas-based company releasing the 3D-printed plastic gun blueprints. They also sought the restraining order , arguing the 3D guns would be a safety risk. The president seemed to express surprise. Trump had tweeted earlier that he was looking into the issue, adding, "Already spoke to NRA, doesn't seem to make much sense! ". (more...)
Charles Koch seeks to declare independence from the Republican Party Charles Koch seeks to declare independence from the Republican Party
- August 02, 2018

Trump's approach could lead to a recession "if it's severe enough", he said. Charles Koch himself was careful to not call out the President personally, but rather suggested that partisan politics has caused a divide in the U.S. "I have no problem with it whatsoever". One such area is criminal justice reform, where the network is pushing for the FIRST STEP Act, authored by Georgia Republican Rep. (more...)
Cat, Chicken Found ‘Huddled Together’ as Carr Fire Burns Shasta County Neighborhood Cat, Chicken Found ‘Huddled Together’ as Carr Fire Burns Shasta County Neighborhood
- August 02, 2018

Brown said that only a month into the current budget year California has already spent $125 million, a quarter of its fire budget. Jerry Brown. "All that is the new normal that we will have to face". Tens of thousands of people remain under evacuation orders. People missing in Shasta County's Carr Fire " Nobody in the fire service, no single agency can cover all the emergencies in their area. (more...)
President Trump rally set to roll into Tampa
- August 02, 2018

Ron DeSantis' remarks are also included.Here's the full transcript:President Donald Trump Delivers Remarks a. We also expect to rally the crowd to build up support for the economy, his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and rail against the Muller Probe. (more...)
Pakistan Army rescues Russian mountaineer from Karakoram peak Pakistan Army rescues Russian mountaineer from Karakoram peak
- August 02, 2018

The Russian climber has been stuck on Latok Peak since July 25 and has exhausted his supplies. A total of seven rescue attempts were made between July 26 to 30 but due to rough weather conditions, the climber could not be located, the statement said. (more...)
Trump thanks North Korea for returning remains of U.S. war dead Trump thanks North Korea for returning remains of U.S. war dead
- August 02, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence spoke at a ceremony Wednesday to mark the arrival of the remains of US servicemen from the Korean War - and joining him were two guests who lost their fathers in the war. that it's not necessarily the case that the dog tag goes with the remains.in the box", he added, underscoring the challenges of identifying the recovered remains. (more...)
Fury As Corbyn Ally Says 'Jewish Trump Fanatics Made Up' Anti-Semitism Claims Fury As Corbyn Ally Says 'Jewish Trump Fanatics Made Up' Anti-Semitism Claims
- August 02, 2018

The ability to make that comparison has become one of the most heated elements of the row over Labour's decision to rewrite an internationally accepted definition of anti-Semitism. It also stressed the need to acknowledge the "anger and upset" felt within the British Jewish community and reaffirmed its commitment to "rooting out" antisemitism in the Labour Party and across society. (more...)
Tajikistan blames banned opposition for deadly attack Tajikistan blames banned opposition for deadly attack
- August 02, 2018

It then heads straight at a second group and appears to send bodies flying. One of them was detained, one was liquidated and three are on the run. Reuters reports that the three other cyclists - one Swiss, one Dutch and one French - were injured, one of them with a stab wound . (more...)
Pope Francis accepts resignation of USA cardinal accused of sexual abuse Pope Francis accepts resignation of USA cardinal accused of sexual abuse
- August 02, 2018

McCarrick has " absolutely no recollection " of the alleged abuse. A Saturday statement said Francis received the letter of resignation a day earlier by the former Washington, D.C. In 2013, when Pope Benedict XVI resigned, McCarrick was too old to vote in the conclave but was active in the politicking. But being a cardinal is a top honor of the church and they often are called upon to advise the pope. (more...)
Tommy Robinson, beloved of Trump Jr, Steve Bannon, granted bail in UK
- August 02, 2018

The broadcast breached United Kingdom law, as the courts had put in place an order mandating that the trial not be reported until proceedings had finished. In a summary of the judgement the trio of judges wrote: " Once the appellant had removed the video from Facebook, there was no longer sufficient urgency to justify immediate proceedings ". (more...)
South Syria jihadists say they will trade kidnapped Druze for evacuation South Syria jihadists say they will trade kidnapped Druze for evacuation
- August 02, 2018

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the militants surrendered control of the Yarmouk Basin in southwestern Syria on Monday. Until Wednesday, Sweida, home to a predominantly Druze community, had largely been spared from Syria's seven-year-long civil war. (more...)
Philippino President Duterte Crushes 68 More Cars Philippino President Duterte Crushes 68 More Cars
- August 02, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte said the government would protect the investments of businessmen so long as they obey laws and safeguard the welfare of people. The government maintains that it must destroy the vehicles, rather than sell them to raise funds, because the used auto market is rife with corruption and ends up benefitting numerous same people who were involved in the smuggling operations. (more...)
President Trump claims Americans need IDs to buy groceries President Trump claims Americans need IDs to buy groceries
- August 02, 2018

This time , Trump was supporting the gubernatorial bid of Rep. Ron DeSantis , who has benefited mightily from Trump's endorsement and is now considered the favorite in the August 28 Republican primary. "If the fake news did a poll, they're called suppression polls, you know polls are fake just like everything else", Trump said. But Pennsylvania - and especially the Rust Belt swaths of the state, including Luzerne County, where Wilkes-Barre sits - also occupies a special place in the Trump ... (more...)
At least 10 dead, 40 hurt as 6.4 quake hits Indonesia island At least 10 dead, 40 hurt as 6.4 quake hits Indonesia island
- August 02, 2018

However, he said, Sunday's quake was the strongest he had experienced on the island. A 6.4 magnitude is strong enough to cause injuries and damage to buildings, but largely depends on how densely populated the affected area is. Some 160 people were injured as a result, said Mohammad Rum, head of West Nusa Tenggara disaster agency. "The most pressing needs now are medical personnel, stretchers, health equipment, kids wares and food", said Nugroho. (more...)
President Trump calls on Jeff Sessions to end Russian Federation investigation
- August 02, 2018

In one message, Strzok vowed to " stop " Trump becoming president. Wednesday's tweet appears to be the first time he has called on Sessions directly to end the probe. Trump on Wednesday tweeted that the charges against his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort , have nothing to do with alleged collusion with the Kremlin. (more...)
Powerful bomb in van kills several in the Philippines Powerful bomb in van kills several in the Philippines
- August 02, 2018

A suspected bomber, a soldier, five paramilitary troopers and four civilians, including a mother and her child, were killed and seven people were wounded in the blast, an army spokesman said. "Our assessment here is they are losing ground so they are trying to project that they are still a force to reckon with", said Lieutenant General Arnel dela Vega, commander of the Western Mindanao Command. (more...)
Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson resigns over hiding child abuse Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson resigns over hiding child abuse
- August 02, 2018

Wilson said in a statement late on Monday he had chose to resign because he had "become increasingly anxious at the growing level of hurt that my recent conviction has caused within the community", especially to Fletcher's victims. Wilson had been spared prison earlier in July and sentenced to six months' home detention in Australia because of his poor health and advanced age. (more...)
Judge temporarily blocks download of 3D-printed plastic gun plans Judge temporarily blocks download of 3D-printed plastic gun plans
- August 02, 2018

Ferguson is the lead attorney general in the multistate lawsuit that was filed in federal courts in seven other states, including NY and OR, along with the District of Columbia. But due to the pending legal battle, Wilson has chose to abide by the cease-and-desist orders, and will not make DEFCAD available in Pennsylvania , New Jersey, and Los Angeles. (more...)
South Africa to amend constitution to allow land expropriation
- August 02, 2018

South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa (C) speaks to the media in Downing Street following a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May on April 17, 2018 in London, England. Market reaction to the speech was initially negative, with rand falling as much as 2 percent, but recovered nearly half of those losses on Wednesday. (more...)
He allegedly used Tinder to target and kill a New York nurse He allegedly used Tinder to target and kill a New York nurse
- August 02, 2018

According to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney, Drayton allegedly strangled and assaulted the woman on July 22 and 23 after he refused to let her leave her apartment following a date . "The Office of Adult Probation was not notified about Mr. Drayton's arrest [in New York] on June 30", CT probation officials said in a statement obtained by the Hartford Courant . (more...)
Trump said a lot in Tampa but nothing about a 'witch hunt' Trump said a lot in Tampa but nothing about a 'witch hunt'
- August 02, 2018

While no GOP senators said they agreed with Trump, a wildly unpredictable president who has fired Justice Department officials unexpectedly in the past , few took his latest comments seriously. And while Mueller did not bring any election-related charges against Manafort, the spectre of the Russian investigation is hanging over the Alexandria, Virginia, courthouse. (more...)
ACOSTA DENIED: CNN's Jim Acosta BOOTED from Trump Briefing After SCREAMING Questions
- August 02, 2018

Sanders responded by saying that the president doesn't support violence against anyone or anything. When asked whether or not it is wrong for the president's "most vocal supporters to be menacing towards journalists", Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders assured reporters that the president supports a free press, while appearing to suggest that Acosta and other journalists may be deserving of mistreatment. (more...)
Norcal Fire Crews Battling New ‘Eel Fire’ in Mendocino County Norcal Fire Crews Battling New ‘Eel Fire’ in Mendocino County
- August 02, 2018

Firefighters from 16 states, as far-flung as ME and Florida, are aiding the effort. CLEARLAKE At a 9 a.m. meeting Tuesday morning in Clearlake, the Lake County Board of Supervisors declared a state of emergency for the county due to the Mendocino Complex fires . (more...)
Ford government announces social assistance overhaul Ford government announces social assistance overhaul
- August 02, 2018

The Ontario government made a decision to ditch its universal income project this week, with Ministers saying the expensive pilot program was "clearly not the answer" for the nation's working families and those below the poverty line. It also relieved a lot of the stress that comes from struggling to make ends meet, she said. Now, the family will have to go back to living day-to-day, Dean said, adding she won't be able to enrol in fall classes. (more...)
No presidential results today: Zimbabwe electoral body says No presidential results today: Zimbabwe electoral body says
- August 02, 2018

The EU assessment is critical in determining whether Zimbabwe can fix its image and attract the foreign investors needed for an economic revival. Zimbabwe's ruling party has won a majority of seats in Parliament, the electoral commission announced Wednesday, as the country braced for the first official results of the presidential election . (more...)
New N. Korea missiles unlikely to doom talks, experts say New N. Korea missiles unlikely to doom talks, experts say
- August 02, 2018

The DPAA Laboratory at Hickam Air Force Base , Hawaii , is the first USA stop for the recently returned remains. Before the remains were put on military planes bound for Hawaii, hundreds of USA and South Korean troops gathered at a hanger at the Osan base in South Korean for the repatriation ceremony. (more...)

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