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Arizona Senate primary run in Trump's shadow Arizona Senate primary run in Trump's shadow
- August 29, 2018

Gov. Doug Ducey said a replacement would not be named until after McCain has been laid to rest. As with other states throughout this election cycle, early turnout has been strong. The hardcore anti-immigration Arpaio was pardoned a year ago by Trump after he was convicted of criminal contempt for defying a court order in a racial profiling case. (more...)
Texan says he’s selling 3D-printed gun plans after ruling Texan says he’s selling 3D-printed gun plans after ruling
- August 29, 2018

Wilson began selling the files a day after a U.S. district judge extended a court order banning him from uploading the files to the internet. A group of 19 USA states and the District of Columbia sued the US government in July, arguing that publishing the blueprints would allow criminals easy access to weapons. (more...)
14-foot squid washes up on shore in New Zealand 14-foot squid washes up on shore in New Zealand
- August 29, 2018

They spotted the creature while driving near the Red Rocks Reserve and stopped to take some pictures. Shocked men of the squid measured with a tape, but they had no idea what to do with it, so turned for help to the staff of the National Institute of water and atmospheric research (NIWA). (more...)
Backed DeSantis wins Florida GOP gubernatorial primary Backed DeSantis wins Florida GOP gubernatorial primary
- August 29, 2018

Conventional political assumptions went out the window, as DeSantis ran his campaign largely in TV appearances on Fox News, with little grassroots campaigning in Florida and even less attention on Florida issues. In Arizona, which Trump won by 4 percentage points in 2016, Republican establishment favorite U.S. Representative Martha McSally has led consistently in opinion polls over former state Senator Kelli Ward and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a three-way battle to prove ... (more...)
Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria death toll rises from 64 to 2,975 Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria death toll rises from 64 to 2,975
- August 29, 2018

Officials in Puerto Rico now say 2,975 people died following Hurricane Maria - a devastating storm that struck the U.S. island territory in September 2017. Details from the report, which was published by George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, were first obtained by CBS News . (more...)
Trump colors U.S. national flag wrong during visit to OH children's hospital Trump colors U.S. national flag wrong during visit to OH children's hospital
- August 28, 2018

As cameras continued to capture their every move, the president and his wife joined the children for an arts-and-crafts activity that involved coloring in the American flag. "Sorry U.S.A. you got the most stupid person as president". It is possible that in the recent act, Trump may have been correcting a mistake made by a child or he was just having fun or confused. (more...)
UAE Jets Target Allied Coalition Forces in Yemen Shores UAE Jets Target Allied Coalition Forces in Yemen Shores
- August 28, 2018

The conflict in Yemen may be a complex worldwide issue, but United Nations investigators have just found a depressing common denominator: A new fact-finding reports suggests that all parties to the conflict are guilty of war crimes, reports the BBC . (more...)
Colombian anti-corruption referendum fails to meet quorum Colombian anti-corruption referendum fails to meet quorum
- August 28, 2018

Right-wing President Ivan Duque , who promised during his campaign to clamp down on graft with term limits and stiffer sentences, supports the referendum and has called corruption a "cancer". For each question to be valid, it must be voted on, at least, by a third of the electoral census that contemplates about 36 million voters; that is, for more than 12 million citizens. (more...)
President Trump threatens Google over allegedly President Trump threatens Google over allegedly "rigged" search results
- August 28, 2018

In a Twitter firestorm unleashed at 5:30am this morning local time (7.30pm AEST) Mr Trump wrote that nearly all of the news stories he saw were "bad" and that "fake" news was prominent. She said she performed the search several times using different computers, and the results did not differ considerably. "Every year, we issue hundreds of improvements to our algorithms to ensure they surface high-quality content in response to users' queries", the company said. (more...)
After flag flap, Trump flips back to half-staff
- August 28, 2018

In a statement released late Monday, Trump announced he ordered the re-lowering of the flags that were up again on Monday after being lowered for Saturday, the day of McCain's death, and Sunday. you could disagree with him", Robinson opined, adding "It was impossible not to find him amusing and entertaining at just a, and just a delight to talk to and be around". (more...)
9-year-old boy kills himself after coming out as gay 9-year-old boy kills himself after coming out as gay
- August 28, 2018

And I said, 'I still love you'". His mother Leia Pierce blamed bullies for driving the youngster to suicide , and told KDVR how Jamel had been determined to be honest with his classmates about who he was. Unfortunately, his classmates were not as accepting as his mother; she says he experienced bullying, which led to his suicide. "We should have accountability for bullying", she said. (more...)
US rejects UN court jurisdiction in Iran sanctions case US rejects UN court jurisdiction in Iran sanctions case
- August 28, 2018

Iran is set to make opening arguments in The Hague this week against the unilateral sanctions, which were slapped back on three weeks ago following the USA withdrawal from a landmark 2015 nuclear accord with Tehran. A final decision in the case may take years. To the horror of the other signatories, Trump pulled out and announced he would reinstate sanctions. Iran is claiming that President Donald Trump's decision to reimpose sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear was a ... (more...)
Holy calamari: Giant squid washes up on New Zealand beach
- August 28, 2018

According to The Sun , Daniel, Jack, and Matthew Aplin were on a trip to Wellington's south coast when they saw a beached squid that immediately stood out for being larger than any other squid or shark they had encountered during previous diving trips. (more...)
May to make first visit to Africa as British PM this week
- August 28, 2018

Mrs May will be accompanied to the three countries - all of them Commonwealth countries - by a 29-strong business delegation. She will be the first British prime minister to set foot in Kenya since Margaret Thatcher in 1988. In South Africa, May will hold bilateral talks with President Cyril Ramaphosa after delivering a keynote speech on trade and how United Kingdom private sector investment can be brought into Africa. (more...)
Theresa May’s Thursday visit to Kenya key in strengthening United Kingdom relations Theresa May’s Thursday visit to Kenya key in strengthening United Kingdom relations
- August 28, 2018

The prime minister will bring a trade delegation with her on a chartered RAF Voyager in an attempt to boost Britain's post-Brexit export prospects, although she comes at a time when the government has been accused of a paying insufficient attention to the region. (more...)
Economist: Deals signed by President Uhuru could increase debt burden Economist: Deals signed by President Uhuru could increase debt burden
- August 28, 2018

President Uhuru Kenyatta wrapped up his official visit to the United States with a message that Africa is open to mutually beneficial trade and investments with the world. Kenyatta has been trying to bolster his image following a crisis in which Kenya's Supreme Court overturned the August presidential election, citing irregularities, and the opposition boycotted the fresh vote. (more...)
John McCain, 'maverick' of the Senate and former POW, dies at 81 John McCain, 'maverick' of the Senate and former POW, dies at 81
- August 28, 2018

Our hearts and prayers are with you!" "He was a maverick and I am telling you today that Arizona, of course, America, the world is weeping in sorrow for John McCain and his family", she continued. Earlier this month, Trump also did not mention McCain when thanking multiple members of Congress involved in passing the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act at a signing ceremony at Fort Drum, New York , despite the bill being named after the senator. (more...)
Late Senator John McCain Remembered as 'True Supporter of Israel' Late Senator John McCain Remembered as 'True Supporter of Israel'
- August 28, 2018

Some said the White House was simply following proper procedure because US Flag Code states that flags be lowered "on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress". Part of this outlook was manifested by his backing of a strong US-Israel relationship. The two men who defeated McCain in his White House campaigns, Republican George W. (more...)
Federal judge grants preliminary injunction in 3D-printed gun case Federal judge grants preliminary injunction in 3D-printed gun case
- August 28, 2018

It would have been a win for Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson , who'd fought for years to get to this point and who once said in an email to TechCrunch that guns should be "as downloadable as music". Components of a 3D printed gun. Judge Lasnik in his ruling observes that the legal battle raises important issues, like whether computer code is speech, but he declines to tackle those issues and instead presumes that Defense Distributed has a First Amendment right to publish CAD ... (more...)
Michael Cohen's lawyer admits to being source of CNN story Michael Cohen's lawyer admits to being source of CNN story
- August 28, 2018

Davis had told CNN's Anderson Cooper last Wednesday, "I think the reporting of the story got mixed up in the course of a criminal investigation", but denied being the source of CNN's original story. And Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg has also been granted immunity in exchange for cooperation with the Cohen investigation. Dershowitz said the difference between the two is that the Russian Federation probe involves the constitutional powers of the presidency while the ... (more...)
Vietnam says John McCain helped ‘heal the wounds of war’ Vietnam says John McCain helped ‘heal the wounds of war’
- August 28, 2018

Senator John McCain are leaders and politicians from South Asia and Iraq, where the late senator forged bonds over decades of diplomacy. David J. Hickton, former USA attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the founding director of the Institute for Cyber Law, Policy and Security at the University of Pittsburgh, said he was honored to meet McCain when serving on the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts for the Kennedy Center around 2000. (more...)
John McCain may have lost the presidency, but still became larger-than John McCain may have lost the presidency, but still became larger-than
- August 28, 2018

John McCain , the military hero who had a long career as a "maverick" Republican senator, has died, his Senate office confirmed on Saturday. In Arizona, the topic of replacing McCain with Cindy to serve out the rest of his current term through 2022 became a topic of debate among Republican gubernatorial candidates. (more...)
Earthquakes in western Iran kill 2, injure 241 Earthquakes in western Iran kill 2, injure 241
- August 28, 2018

The US Geological Survey said two more earthquakes of magnitudes 4.4 and 4.2 also hit the province. A 70 year old man has died because of a heart attack and a pregnant woman lost her life because of losing consciousness, said Mohammadi. Last November, a 7.3 magnitude quake hit villages and towns in western Kermanshah Province along the mountainous border with Iraq, killing at least 620 people and injuring thousands of others. (more...)
Hawaii Braces For 'Life Threatening' Flash Flooding, After Lane Weakens Hawaii Braces For 'Life Threatening' Flash Flooding, After Lane Weakens
- August 28, 2018

Authorities rescued 39 people from floodwaters Friday and Saturday, all in the eastern part of the Big Island where the rain concentrated, Hawaii County Civil Defense spokeswoman Kelly Wooten said. Brock Long, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, warned residents to be vigilant even as the storm was exiting. "Tropical storms can be very risky and Hawaii is not in the clear from Tropical Storm Lane at this point", he said. (more...)
These Are the Victims of the Jacksonville Madden Tournament Shooting These Are the Victims of the Jacksonville Madden Tournament Shooting
- August 28, 2018

Danny Flaherty, a 22-year-old gamer from Britain, said he heard gunshots and that his "only thoughts" afterward were "to run". Wiltshire says their efforts included contacting local law enforcement and their independent security contractors for the event. (more...)
10th Summer Spare the Air Alert Issued Due to Wildfires 10th Summer Spare the Air Alert Issued Due to Wildfires
- August 28, 2018

It even got down below three on the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI ), which is considered a "low" health risk. However, smoke may return next week. As of August 22, Vancouver's air quality is equivalent to a person smoking about eight cigarettes a day, according to an iTunes app, 604now reported. (more...)
Iran, Syria sign military cooperation agreement, defy Israel and US Iran, Syria sign military cooperation agreement, defy Israel and US
- August 27, 2018

The high-level military delegation headed by Hatami is expected to boost cooperation between the two countries, and Iranian media reported that the two are expected to sign new military and defense agreements. "It is passing through the critical stage and it is entering the very important stage of reconstruction", said Hatami, in comments carried by Iranian state broadcaster IRIB. (more...)
McCain to be buried near best friend at U.S. Naval Academy McCain to be buried near best friend at U.S. Naval Academy
- August 27, 2018

Former presidents George W Bush, a Republican, and Barack Obama , a Democrat - his successful rivals in, respectively, the 2000 and 2008 elections - are set to speak at the national memorial service, according to The New York Times . Senator Edward Markey hailed McCain in his own Twitter post: "Courage flowed through John McCain's veins". Former Senator Norm Coleman, the head of the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC), said, "Senator McCain was a patriot and a fighter. (more...)
Nicky Verstappen murder suspect arrested in isolated area in Spain Nicky Verstappen murder suspect arrested in isolated area in Spain
- August 27, 2018

If Jos Brech denies the charges, the challenge for prosecutors will be to ensure emotion does not affect the suspect's right to a fair hearing in court. Some 16,000 men living in the area where Verstappen was murdered volunteered to hand over DNA samples. In February, Dutch police launched a DNA test drive, calling on more than 21,000 men to step forward and give samples in the hopes of catching the murderer. (more...)
Concern grows for 150 migrants stuck on ship for 10th day Concern grows for 150 migrants stuck on ship for 10th day
- August 27, 2018

Italy has allowed the migrants stranded aboard a ship in Sicily to disembark, 10 days after they were rescued in the Mediterranean Sea. The Italian government said that Albania and Ireland had both agreed to take 20 migrants each, while the remaining 100 would be taken in by the Italian church. (more...)

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