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Body found in burning vehicle at Disney World in Orlando Body found in burning vehicle at Disney World in Orlando
- August 19, 2018

Orange County deputies said the person was found shortly after 4 a.m.at 1209 Epcot Resorts Blvd. A body was found dead inside the auto. The Reedy Creek Fire Department found a victim inside after putting out the fire. The fire marshal and homicide detectives were dispatched to investigate. The victim, John A. Korody, fell into the Value-Added Tax while emptying oil byproduct at a facility that converts waste into renewable energy. (more...)
Chile grounds planes amid bomb threats Chile grounds planes amid bomb threats
- August 19, 2018

Hundreds of passengers and their luggage were grounded at airports around the region after threats were made toward planes operated by LATAM airlines, a major regional carrier, and Sky, a low-priced Chilean airline. Other planes had already reached their destination or had not taken off. He said calls warning of bombs onboard flights were made to LATAM's offices, and the civil aviation authority, and police were now trying to trace their origin. (more...)
Donald Trump's Social Media Solution? A Free-For-All For Both 'Good And Bad' Donald Trump's Social Media Solution? A Free-For-All For Both 'Good And Bad'
- August 19, 2018

Trump wrote, "Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices". He added that " mistakes are being made " and vowed that his administration "won't let that happen". Trump appeared on Jones' program during the 2016 campaign and praised his " amazing " reputation. In December 2015 he told the right wing propagandist that his "reputation is fantastic". (more...)
Putin dances with Austrian foreign minister at her wedding Putin dances with Austrian foreign minister at her wedding
- August 18, 2018

He said it called into question Austria's role as a neutral intermediary in the conflict in eastern Ukraine , where Russia-backed rebels are battling government forces. He also made a toast to the newlyweds in German, the Kremlin said, and left the wedding after about an hour to head for a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel outside Berlin. (more...)
Cost of Trump’s Military Parade Rising Fast Cost of Trump’s Military Parade Rising Fast
- August 18, 2018

Never let someone hold you up! (The actual cost of military medical care specifically for trans troops is around $2.4 to $8.4 million annually-way less than a parade.) Nope. I would discount that, and anybody who said (that number), I'll nearly guarantee you one thing: They probably said, 'I need to stay anonymous'. "I'll just leave it at that". (more...)
Kellyanne Conway tried to go on background to blast husband's Trump tweets Kellyanne Conway tried to go on background to blast husband's Trump tweets
- August 18, 2018

George suggested that if Trump and Kellyanne were ever to be forced out of office - a notion he reportedly had no qualms with - it would be the fault of the president. George, on the other hand, has not been shy about taking swings at the president . "You should like this, it's your boss". Conway told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union", "We're now going to talk about other people's spouses and significant others just because they either work at the White House or CNN?" Perhaps, with ... (more...)
Some members of Colorado family may have been strangled, court documents reveal Some members of Colorado family may have been strangled, court documents reveal
- August 18, 2018

More testing is planned to help determine the cause of their deaths. In a second motion, Merson did not ask for DNA of Shanann's throat, but asked for DNA of her hands and nails and the children's hands and nails. But the family was dogged by debt. The couple had a combined income of $90,000 in 2014. They said in the filing that their almost $3,000 mortgage and $600 in monthly vehicle payments formed the bulk of their $4,900 in monthly expenses. (more...)
Kofi Annan, former United Nations secretary-general, dies at age 80 Kofi Annan, former United Nations secretary-general, dies at age 80
- August 18, 2018

His foundation announced his death in a tweet on Saturday, saying that he died after a short unspecified illness. Mrs May said Mr Annan reformed the United Nations and made a "huge contribution to making the world he has left a better place than the one he was born into". (more...)
United States suspends $230 million budgeted for stabilization projects in Syria United States suspends $230 million budgeted for stabilization projects in Syria
- August 18, 2018

President Donald Trump whispers with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Aug. Despite the defeat of ISIS in Syria and Iraq, between 20,000 and 30,000 of its fighters remain in the two countries, according to a United Nations report released Monday. (more...)
Donald Trump security clearance row intensifies
- August 18, 2018

Asked about Ohr's security clearance, Trump said: "I suspect I'll be taking it away very quickly ". The president was referring to Nellie Ohr, who worked for Fusion GPS, the Democrat opposition research firm involved in producing the salacious and unverified dirty dossier during the 2016 campaign. (more...)
BC declares state of emergency due to wildfires BC declares state of emergency due to wildfires
- August 18, 2018

The declaration affects the entire province to make sure all provincial and federal resources are focused on protecting residents. "We're asking British Columbians to do their part and follow burning bans and restrictions to prevent human-caused fires". (more...)
Five people still missing after Genoa bridge collapse Five people still missing after Genoa bridge collapse
- August 18, 2018

The Morandi bridge collapsed suddenly on Tuesday , killing at least 38 people. As many as 20 people are still unaccounted for, Genoa's chief prosecutor said. Marcelo Monot, former director of a private engineering company in the surrounding state of Zulia, said no maintenance had been carried out on the viaduct's reinforced-concrete piers for more than two decades. (more...)
U.S. Secretary of State names Brian Hook special envoy for Iran U.S. Secretary of State names Brian Hook special envoy for Iran
- August 18, 2018

The appointment comes as tensions are escalating between the USA and Iran after the Trump administration reimposed economic sanctions against Iran last week. Calling the accord as an "embarrassment" that was "defective at its core", Trump also warned of severe consequences if Iran resumed its nuclear programme. (more...)
India’s three-time prime minister Vajpayee dies at 93 India’s three-time prime minister Vajpayee dies at 93
- August 18, 2018

The body of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been taken to his residence in the national capital where people can pay their last respects, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said. Mr. Karzai sat through the funeral alongside Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Lakshman Kiriella and met a cross section of dignitaries in attendance. The flags of the U.S., the United Kingdom and Belgium flew at half mast at their embassies in the Capital as a mark of respect. (more...)
UAE hits out at Qatar's pledge to invest in Turkey UAE hits out at Qatar's pledge to invest in Turkey
- August 18, 2018

On Thursday, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said: "We have more that we are planning to do if they don't release him [Mr Brunson] quickly". During a Cabinet meeting Thursday, Trump had harsh words for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally saying, "They have not proven to be a good friend". (more...)
Pope says on side of victims of USA 'predator' priests Pope says on side of victims of USA 'predator' priests
- August 18, 2018

In a sign that Pope Francis wants to end that pervasive mind set among church hierachy, including bishops and cardinals, he recently accepted the resignation from cardinal's rank of former Washington archbishop Theodore McCarrick amid allegations that the American prelate had engaged in sexual misconduct. (more...)
Omarosa Manigault-Newman Made New, Bold Claims About Donald Trump's Inappropriateness Omarosa Manigault-Newman Made New, Bold Claims About Donald Trump's Inappropriateness
- August 18, 2018

Trump has vehemently denied the claim , but his press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said earlier this week she "can't guarantee" the president has never used the offensive slur because she hasn't been "in every single room". "If I can take down Omarosa , we can fix NYCHA, right?" She said she is unafraid. "At any time, if she so desired, she could humiliate him in public with small, ambiguous gestures, just as he'd openly humiliated her with his affairs and lascivious behavior for ... (more...)
Four shot in argument at Walmart checkout near Philadelphia Four shot in argument at Walmart checkout near Philadelphia
- August 18, 2018

According to unconfirmed reports based on police radio scanner intercepts, emergency callers reported one "shooter" and "multiple victims" shortly after 6pm local time (8am AEST). He then tried to flee in his vehicle before he crashed into a parked police auto and was arrested in a violent struggle. Jones and his sister were taken to the Einstein Medical Center for treatment after their arrests. (more...)
Trump Says He'll Yank Bruce Ohr's Security Clearance 'Very Quickly' Trump Says He'll Yank Bruce Ohr's Security Clearance 'Very Quickly'
- August 18, 2018

Ohr's wife, Nellie, worked for the political consulting firm Fusion GPS. In a statement released late on Thursday, officials who served under Republican and Democratic officials said they did not necessarily agree with Brennan's harsh criticism of the president but that security authorizations should be based on national security, not politics. (more...)
Manafort Jury Begins Second Day of Deliberations Manafort Jury Begins Second Day of Deliberations
- August 18, 2018

Jurors ended their second day of deliberations Friday a half-hour early, without reaching a verdict. But that's not unusual. While allegations of collusion are still being investigated, evidence of bank fraud and tax evasion unearthed during the probe has cast doubt on the integrity of Trump's closest advisers during the campaign. (more...)
A Chinese Boeing 737 has reportedly crash landed at Manila International Airport A Chinese Boeing 737 has reportedly crash landed at Manila International Airport
- August 17, 2018

Only a few passengers sustained bruises but all those aboard Xiamen Air Flight 8667 were safe and were taken to an airport terminal, where they were given blankets and food before being taken to a hotel, airport general manager Ed Monreal told a news conference. (more...)
Donald Trump says Bruce Ohr next to lose security clearance Donald Trump says Bruce Ohr next to lose security clearance
- August 17, 2018

After the White House said Brennan - a notable Trump critic - had been stripped of clearance due to his "erratic" behavior, Trump admitted it was because of his criticism and comments on the Trump campaign's ties with Russian Federation. "The remedy, therefore, is to replace as many Republicans as possible in November and then vote Trump out in 2020", she wrote. President Donald Trump is linking his decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan to the ... (more...)
China is 'rapidly' expanding bomber training, probably for U.S. strikes - Pentagon China is 'rapidly' expanding bomber training, probably for U.S. strikes - Pentagon
- August 17, 2018

The Pentagon report noted that in August 2017, the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) expanded its operating area by sending six H-6K bombers up past Okinawa for the first time . Beijing has claims over most of the territories, but the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan also claim they have a stake in the region. (more...)
Sanctions for trading with North-INSIDE Sanctions for trading with North-INSIDE
- August 17, 2018

Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 16: The United States Treasury Department on Wednesday targeted three Chinese, Russian and Singaporean shipping companies for violating financial sanctions that were meant to restrict foreign assistance to North Korea's already-beleaguered economy. (more...)
Imran Khan defeats Shahbaz to become Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan defeats Shahbaz to become Pakistan’s new Prime Minister
- August 17, 2018

Khan is scheduled to take oath tomorrow morning. He received 176 votes as against 96 votes by his only rival Shahbaz Sharif of PML (N) at the voting held at Parliament House in Islamabad to elect Leader of the House in the National Assembly this afternoon. (more...)
How Did Yemen's School Bus Martyrs Spend Last Minutes before Saudi Massacre? How Did Yemen's School Bus Martyrs Spend Last Minutes before Saudi Massacre?
- August 17, 2018

In the wake of the USA -backed Saudi-led coalition's horrific bombing of a school bus last week that killed 40 Yemeni children and amid reports on Tuesday of dozens more civilian deaths after a new wave of Saudi bombings , Rep. There was no official statement out of the Saudi-led coalition that's ordering all these factions around, except one claiming a surprises attack had killed a lot of Houthi rebels in Taiz. (more...)
Appointed Federal District Judge Upholds Special Counsel Mueller’s Appointment, Authority Appointed Federal District Judge Upholds Special Counsel Mueller’s Appointment, Authority
- August 17, 2018

Petersburg troll farm and 13 Russian nationals by Mueller, who accused them of manipulating social media to sow discord among USA voters in the run-up to the 2016 election. Supreme Court and D.C. Circuit have made clear that authority "even though no statute explicitly authorizes" it. Friedrich cited opinions by three other federal judges - Amy Berman Jackson , who oversees Paul Manafort's criminal foreign lobbying case; T.S. (more...)
Trump’s Military Parade Now Estimated to Cost $92 Million, Report Says Trump’s Military Parade Now Estimated to Cost $92 Million, Report Says
- August 17, 2018

Rob Manning in a statement. The statement came following a CNBC report by Amanda Macias, citing a defense official with firsthand knowledge, which estimated the parade would cost $92 million - $80 million more than initially estimated. (more...)
Canada's westernmost province declares wildfires emergency
- August 17, 2018

Wildfire Service. The province says 566 wildfires were burning across B.C.as of Tuesday, with evacuation orders covering more than 1,500 properties and affecting about 3,000 people. Some 436 are from other provinces and parts of the world, including Alberta, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Parks Canada , Australia, Mexico and New Zealand. (more...)
Gunmen attack intelligence service centre in Afghan capital Kabul Gunmen attack intelligence service centre in Afghan capital Kabul
- August 17, 2018

After some seven hours, officials said the two attackers were killed. The United Nations Security Council condemned the bombing as a "heinous and cowardly terrorist attack", saying that it "underlined the need to hold perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism accountable and bring them to justice". (more...)

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