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Manafort Trial Day 4: Tax Fraud And Bookkeepers Manafort Trial Day 4: Tax Fraud And Bookkeepers
- August 06, 2018

There are a slew of reasons why the trial should trouble Trump , not the least of which is a possible conviction (carrying what amounts to a life sentence) against the president's former campaign chairman. After a back-and-forth discussion about how much income should be reclassified as a loan to aid Manafort, they settled on $900,000, she testified. "Mueller's lead prosecutor in this case, Andrew Weissmann, is working hard to make sure that happens", Tucker Carlson said. (more...)
Tip leads to discovery of 11 starving kids in New Mexico trailer Tip leads to discovery of 11 starving kids in New Mexico trailer
- August 06, 2018

She said the boy had serious medical issues, including seizures and developmental and cognitive delays and had suffered brain damage at birth that left him unable to walk. The compound was a travel trailer buried in the ground and covered with plastic. "It was the saddest living conditions and poverty I have seen". "Out of all the people that come out here, those were the most kindest people I've ever met in my life". (more...)
Iran launches military drill in Persian Gulf Iran launches military drill in Persian Gulf
- August 06, 2018

But US officials, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said Iran's Revolutionary Guards appear to have prepared more than 100 vessels for the exercises. Hundreds of ground forces may also be involved. But Iran did not appear interested in drawing attention to them. They've done that previously in years past. (more...)
Police called on black student eating lunch at Smith College Police called on black student eating lunch at Smith College
- August 06, 2018

A Smith College student who says she was racially profiled Tuesday while eating lunch on campus said the incident left her so shaken she has had trouble eating and sleeping. "I blame the Safeway employees and for them to do something like that to me is just hurtful and shameful". Oumou Kanoute speaks with CBS Boston on August 2, 2018 after a Smith College employee called police on her. (more...)
Saudi Arabia expelling Canadian ambassador, freezing trade with Canada Saudi Arabia expelling Canadian ambassador, freezing trade with Canada
- August 06, 2018

Saudi Arabia has frozen all trade/investment developments with Canada. "The Canadian position is an overt and blatant interference in the internal affairs of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia", the Saudi foreign ministry tweeted. "Canada is gravely concerned about additional arrests of civil society and women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia, including Samar Badawi". The Canadian envoy in Riyadh is no longer welcome. (more...)
6 arrests made in Venezuela drone assassination plot; more likely 6 arrests made in Venezuela drone assassination plot; more likely
- August 06, 2018

Interior Minister Nestor Luis Reverol called the attempt on Maduro's life during a televised speech to the military a terrorist attack - and said more people could be detained. As for Maduro's accusations that the alleged perpetrators are in Florida and Colombia , Andrade said that this is part of the "stigmatized Cuban script that is always the fault of the Miami and now Bogota groups". (more...)
Trump would fight any United States special counsel subpoena in court: president's lawyer Trump would fight any United States special counsel subpoena in court: president's lawyer
- August 06, 2018

This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics - and it went nowhere . "Well, the question is, 'How would it be illegal?'" Sekulow said of the meeting. Paul Manafort , who ran Trump's campaign at a crucial time leading into the Republican National Convention, is now on trial on charges concerning his previous business activities that grew out of Mueller's probe. (more...)
History at stake in Tennessee clash for US Senate History at stake in Tennessee clash for US Senate
- August 05, 2018

Tennessee Republicans are calling for "unity" following a hotly-contested race for governor in this week's primary . It was the most expensive Republican primary gubernatorial campaign in the state's history, with the four rivals combining to spend more than $45 million . (more...)
China says it will retaliate with tariffs on $60B of United States goods China says it will retaliate with tariffs on $60B of United States goods
- August 05, 2018

China is the world's largest oil importer, and it is the second-largest buyer of USA oil exports. The divergence between USA agriculture's collective struggle to retain healthy profits without access to the Chinese market and Huawei beating all of its American competitors to become the second most popular smartphone brand in the world just after South Korea's Samsung, is indicative of the fact that many of China's flagship brands cannot only survive but thrive even when being cut off ... (more...)
Iranians rush for cash as US sanctions loom Iranians rush for cash as US sanctions loom
- August 05, 2018

Iran has reacted negatively to US President Donald Trump's offer of bilateral negotiations, with the head of the Revolutionary Guards dismissing the idea outright, writes Nassir Shirkhani . Or the regime could start to address what America calls its "malign influence" in the region, including its support to Syrian President Bashar Assad and threats to shut down the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping lane for worldwide oil supplies. (more...)
Trump blasts Pelosi, LeBron James before OH campaign rally Trump blasts Pelosi, LeBron James before OH campaign rally
- August 05, 2018

In a separate tweet , Trump previewed his message for the Columbus-area rally saying that while Balderson "is strong" on issues like crime and immigration, "his opponent is a puppet of Nancy Pelosi/high taxes". The 46-year-old LaPat says he likes the fact the economy is doing well and unemployment is down. Troy Balderson, who is facing Democrat Danny O'Connor, the Franklin County recorder, in Tuesday's special election to fill a vacant U.S. (more...)
Suspected Russian spy caught working inside US Embassy Suspected Russian spy caught working inside US Embassy
- August 05, 2018

She was reportedly having regular and unauthorised meetings with members of the FSB, Russia's principle security agency. The regional security office alerted the embassy in January 2017 and the woman was dismissed last summer, after being caught red-handed, the official said. (more...)
Manafort’s taxes to be focus of trial on Friday Manafort’s taxes to be focus of trial on Friday
- August 05, 2018

Another warned he needed cash to pay property taxes. Heather Washkuhn of the accounting firm NKFSB says that Manafort approved "every penny" of the personal bills she paid for him but he kept her in the dark about any offshore bank accounts. (more...)
S.Sudan’s Kiir vows power sharing deal with rival will… S.Sudan’s Kiir vows power sharing deal with rival will…
- August 05, 2018

It is confirmed that the agreement will be signed at noon, said Sudanese Foreign Minister Mohammed Al-Dirdiri, whose country acted as a facilitator of the personal talks between the South Sudanese President , Salva Kiir , and the former first Vice President Riek Machar that led to an understanding in principle last July. (more...)
New mandatory evacuation orders for parts of Lake County New mandatory evacuation orders for parts of Lake County
- August 05, 2018

A fire whirl - similar to a tornado - that occurred in the Carr Fire near Redding on July 26 had maximum winds in excess of 143 miles per hour, according to an initial analysis by the National Weather Service and Calfire. The fire near Redding, which killed six people and incinerated 1,067 homes, started two weeks ago with sparks from the steel wheel of a towed-trailer's flat tire, Department of Agriculture and Fire Prevention officials said. (more...)
At Least 20 Killed In Afghan Shiite Mosque Attack At Least 20 Killed In Afghan Shiite Mosque Attack
- August 05, 2018

Reports suggested two gunmen entered the mosque , opening fire on worshippers before detonating the explosives. "Emergency teams have collected 25 bodies from the mosque premises and 40 people have been rushed to hospital", said Abdullah Hazrat, a senior government official who was at the blast site. (more...)
3 killed as magnitude 7 natural disaster rocks Indonesia’s Lombok island 3 killed as magnitude 7 natural disaster rocks Indonesia’s Lombok island
- August 05, 2018

The natural disaster comes just days after a 6.4 struck the same area and killed 17 people and injured more than 160 after several buildings collapsed. No casualties have been reported so far. The strong tremor, which sent people running in panic from homes and hotels in the early morning. People filled the streets. (more...)
India condemns killing of Indian, 2 others in Afghanistan India condemns killing of Indian, 2 others in Afghanistan
- August 05, 2018

Without much detail, the police confirmed the incident, noting that the bodies were found in the Mussahi district of Kabul province. "The local authorities later informed that the three kidnapped, including the Indian national , have been killed by the kidnappers", said the statement. (more...)
Opposition leader in NA will be from PML-N: Ahsan Iqbal Opposition leader in NA will be from PML-N: Ahsan Iqbal
- August 05, 2018

The oath-taking ceremony of former cricketer Imran Khan , who is set to be the next Prime Minister of Pakistan, may not take place on August 11, as expected earlier. However, if the National Assembly session was called on August 12, the election of the prime minister would be held on August 15, he added. Ms Lee said the United States fully support and cooperate with the new government. (more...)
Things Got Pretty Heated Between Sanders and Acosta at Press Briefing Things Got Pretty Heated Between Sanders and Acosta at Press Briefing
- August 05, 2018

Relations between the press and the White House have been especially sour in recent weeks. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has refused to back away from USA president Donald Trump's assertions that the media is the "enemy" of the American people. (more...)
Several die after plane crashes in Swiss forest Several die after plane crashes in Swiss forest
- August 05, 2018

The Blick newspaper reported that the aircraft - which can carry 17 passengers along with three crew members - was fully booked for the flight from Locarno in canton Ticino over the Alps to the military airport of Dübendorf in canton Zurich . (more...)
Judge Orders Trump Administration To Fully Restore DACA Judge Orders Trump Administration To Fully Restore DACA
- August 05, 2018

Bates called President Trump's decision in September to end the program was " arbitrary and capricious " and the Department of Homeland Security's "legal judgment" was "inadequately explained". Previous court rulings in California and NY have already prevented the administration from ending DACA, but they only ordered the government to continue renewing existing applications. (more...)
Parents warned about new online ‘challenge’ urging teens to end their lives Parents warned about new online ‘challenge’ urging teens to end their lives
- August 05, 2018

The game has been linked to 130 deaths in Russian Federation. Fox News and the Sun report that authorities in Spain issued a warning on Twitter, cautioning the public not to download Momo . "Kids jump from app to app, kids have always loved spooky things, ghost stories, so it's worth the time invested in tracking their online activity when you hear about things like this horrific 'Momo '". (more...)
Critic silenced during live TV interview Critic silenced during live TV interview
- August 05, 2018

Feng also contacted the Public Security Department of Shandong University and the Shanda Road Police Station of Jinan's Public Security Bureau. Let's not throw our money in Africa. "Police can harass [dissidents] any time and anywhere they like". Liu died past year, the first Nobel victor to die in custody since Nazi Germany. Sun, who is in his 80s, is a long-time critic of the Chinese Communist Party and has frequently been in trouble with authorities for his criticism of the government, ... (more...)
Ivanka Trump Blames Family Separation At Border On Parents Ivanka Trump Blames Family Separation At Border On Parents
- August 05, 2018

Trump added: "These are not easy issues, these are incredibly hard issues and, like the rest of the country, I experience them in a very emotional way". Her father has repeatedly described the press in such terms. First lady Melania Trump visited the southern border twice, drawing criticism over a jacket she wore on the first trip. (more...)
Judge says reuniting families is solely up to government Judge says reuniting families is solely up to government
- August 05, 2018

The task the government is attempting to assign the ACLU is made all the more hard because of the Trump administration's disregard for record-keeping while separating more than 2,500 children from their parents and then sending parents back to various Central American countries. (more...)
Amber Alert issued for Chinese girl taken from Washington airport Amber Alert issued for Chinese girl taken from Washington airport
- August 05, 2018

The girl is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 90 pounds. She was wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and a black jacket. Huchler said Jingjing and the woman got into a white, late-model Infinity QX60 with unknown NY tags. She departed through the arrivals terminal after receiving her passport from trip leaders and changing into new clothes. The group was traveling in the United States on a sightseeing tour. (more...)
Tens of thousands protest against Israel's contested nation-state law Tens of thousands protest against Israel's contested nation-state law
- August 05, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had conducted a series of meetings with the Israel's Druze leadership, telling them there was "nothing in this law that infringes on your rights as equal citizens of the state of Israel". Numbering fewer than 150,000, Israeli Druze nonetheless participate in every aspect of Israeli society. Israel's 1948 declaration of independence defined the country as a Jewish and democratic state. (more...)
Israel seizes second activist ship attempting to break Gaza siege Israel seizes second activist ship attempting to break Gaza siege
- August 05, 2018

Under the Egyptian-brokered truce, Israel would ease the restrictions on goods coming into Gaza through its border crossings, and the Egyptian crossing into the Gaza Strip would be reopened, according to a report by Hadashot news . The delegation included the group's deputy chief, Saleh al-Arouri, exiled by Israel in 2010. A Palestinian on the Gaza border was shot dead by Israeli soldiers on Friday, in the latest round of deadly clashes on the frontier. (more...)
Tampa police: 4-year-old girl dead after being thrown into river Tampa police: 4-year-old girl dead after being thrown into river
- August 05, 2018

The incident sparked a flurry of 911 calls, with eyewitness Romano Muniz, 31, watching as rescue crews pulled the child's "lifeless" body from the water after. It was not known if Je'Hyrah was dead before she was thrown into the water. She told the paper Denson "didn't care" about her daughter. Police say she then dropped her daughter in the water and walked away. (more...)

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