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USA exempts Chabahar port-related activities from its sanctions USA exempts Chabahar port-related activities from its sanctions
- November 08, 2018

While Pompeo said more than 20 importing nations have already zeroed out their imports of Iranian crude, he warned the USA will continue negotiations to get all of the nations to zero. Asserting that the US' "desperation" was highlighted in their move to include closed companies in the sanctions, Zarif said that the anti-Iran move was mostly criticised and opposed by the global community and that only a handful of nations like Israel and others supported the move. (more...)
Thousand Oaks: 'Mass shooting' reported at California bar Thousand Oaks: 'Mass shooting' reported at California bar
- November 08, 2018

Witnesses say a man fired several shots from a handgun before tossing smoke bombs into the crowded bar. "We had to get out of there, and I apologise for leaving", the visibly distressed man said. The bar is a country-themed bar known for its large dance floor and live music events, according to its website . He said he heard from people inside that they were hiding in bathrooms and the attic of the bar. (more...)
Networks declare Democrats will capture the House of Representatives Networks declare Democrats will capture the House of Representatives
- November 08, 2018

That was enough to give pundits confidence in calling the overall race for a majority in the House. Just a day before the midterm elections , President Trump said he didn't think they'd be a referendum on his first two years on office. (more...)
Jeff Sessions resigns as attorney general at Trump's request Jeff Sessions resigns as attorney general at Trump's request
- November 07, 2018

Sessions endured most of the name-calling in silence, though he did issue two public statements defending the department, including one in which he said he would serve "with integrity and honor" for as long as he was in the job. After enjoying Sessions' early support on the campaign trail, Trump turned against his AG in March 2017 after he recused himself from a probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. (more...)
Barbed Wire Is Seen Going Up at US-Mexico Border Barbed Wire Is Seen Going Up at US-Mexico Border
- November 07, 2018

The disclosure by USA officials illustrates the tension within the administration over using military resources to fortify the border against illegal immigration, a top election issue for President Donald Trump's base. Instead, the tents will serve as temporary shelters for border security reinforcements. DOD officials studied the request and proposed what is being deployed now. (more...)
Dems fail to win in pair of FL races Dems fail to win in pair of FL races
- November 07, 2018

Gillum was attempting to become Florida's first African-American governor but faced a string of racist attacks from outside groups and DeSantis , who told Floridians not to "monkey this up". Democrats, playing catch-up after a net loss of 13 governorships and more than 900 state legislative seats during the eight-year Obama administration, fielded their largest slate of legislative candidates in more than three decades. (more...)
‘You are a rude, awful person’ ‘You are a rude, awful person’
- November 07, 2018

After being questioned about the migrant caravan and Russian Federation investigation during a post-midterms press conference, the president lashes out at the "rude, terrible" CNN chief White House correspondent. congressional elections at the White House in Washington, Nov. 7, 2018. When Acosta started to ask Trump about his comments calling a migrant group marching toward the southern United States border an "invasion", Trump said that's what he still considers it. (more...)
Chris Watts Reaches Plea Deal In Murder Case To Avoid Death Penalty Chris Watts Reaches Plea Deal In Murder Case To Avoid Death Penalty
- November 07, 2018

Christopher Watts , 33, pleaded guilty to all nine counts against him - including five counts of first-degree murder - in the deaths of his wife, Shanann Watts, and their daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, whose bodies were found on the property of an oil and gas company where Christopher Watts worked in August, according to a press release from Colorado's 19th Judicial District. (more...)
Young progressives, VP brother to enter US Congress Young progressives, VP brother to enter US Congress
- November 07, 2018

House. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of MI will be the first Muslim congresswomen. Voters in Minnesota and MI elected the first two Muslim women to serve in the U.S. Also in the Senate, Republican Marsha Blackburn will become Tennessee's first woman senator. Davids is from the Ho-Chunk Nation in Wisconsin and has focused her career on the advancement of Native Americans. (more...)
PTV 'accidentally' trolls Imran Khan with an offensive typo PTV 'accidentally' trolls Imran Khan with an offensive typo
- November 07, 2018

Afia Siddiqui in Islamabad . "A relationship that has been operating at a high level and we have been offering our assistance to Pakistan in the best of our capacity". In September 2010, Aafia Siddiqui, the female Pakistani scientist convicted of attempting to kill United States military personnel, had been sentenced to 86 years in prison. (more...)
Marijuana expands into three more states Marijuana expands into three more states
- November 07, 2018

The measure passed by a 56-44 percent margin. Matthew Abel, an attorney with the Cannabis Counsel in Detroit , says there is still work to be done on marijuana laws in the state. On a more municipal level , voters in various cities across OH weighed questions related to decriminalization and minimizing punishments so that possession is treated like a traffic ticket instead of a misdemeanor. (more...)
Pompeo set to discuss second summit with Pyongyang Pompeo set to discuss second summit with Pyongyang
- November 07, 2018

Conservative opposition lawmakers snubbed South Korean President Moon Jae-in's invitation to accompany him to Pyongyang in late September for his third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Working-level South Korean and US diplomats are also expected to meet. "A lot of work remains, but I'm confident that we will keep the economic pressure in place until such time as Chairman Kim fulfills the commitment he made to President Trump back in June in Singapore", Pompeo said. (more...)
Ron DeSantis Elected Florida Governor, Andrew Gillum Concedes
- November 07, 2018

DeSantis a racist", Gillum said during their last debate. We couldn't be prouder. We could not be more thankful for the support that was shown by each and every one of you all the way along this path. These constant refrains prompted criticism that DeSantis' campaign was too negative, so much so that his campaign privately tried to remind DeSantis to speak about his own positive attributes before he started attacking Gillum on the stump. (more...)
Florida teen accused of strangling mom after arguing over bad grade Florida teen accused of strangling mom after arguing over bad grade
- November 07, 2018

Chitwood said Ramos told detectives he staged the burglary with the help of two 17-year-old classmates, Dylan Ceglark and Brian Porras. He also reportedly said that his mom was missing. Ironically, Ramos told Sgt. A.J. Pagliari that he dreamed of becoming a homicide detective like him one day. He is a soulless individual, ' Chitwood said. (more...)
TENNESSEE: GOP Marsha Blackburn Wins Senate Seat TENNESSEE: GOP Marsha Blackburn Wins Senate Seat
- November 07, 2018

Seeking to become the state's first female senator, Blackburn closely aligned herself with the White House and drew Tennessee campaign visits by Trump and other prominent Republicans. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. (more...)
Muslim women elected to Congress for the first time in history Muslim women elected to Congress for the first time in history
- November 07, 2018

Omar and Talib are among 100 or more Muslims who ran for office in 2018, an unprecedented surge in political engagement for a community targeted by policies meant to keep them on the sidelines. Jones, in turn, had won a separate primary to fill the term of John Conyers, who resigned last December after multiple charges of sexual harassment. Minnesota state data showed Omar winning by a large margin, and MI media reported that Tlaib had won. (more...)
Furious crash families confront Lion Air boss. He is silent, then flees Furious crash families confront Lion Air boss. He is silent, then flees
- November 07, 2018

While search teams scouring the waters managed to bring up the flight data recorder, a separate recorder that captures cockpit conversations and background noise is still buried in the seabed where the plane plunged. "When there was a problem, the pilot would write it down and the mechanic would do (a repair) ..." He said a faulty airspeed system might have contributed to the crash , but that based on what we know so far, it shouldn't be considered the cause of the crash. (more...)
79 school pupils abducted in restive anglophone Cameroon 79 school pupils abducted in restive anglophone Cameroon
- November 07, 2018

The mission school's discipline mistress, Ms Maureen Njei, said the abducted students were both boys and girls. They told Africanews, the abductors damaged school property and beat other children before committing the crime. Rebels have gunned down Cameroon troops, pictured, and police. In the video, the kidnappers force several of the young male students to give their names and the names of their parents. (more...)
Florida residents to vote on felon voter rights initiative Florida residents to vote on felon voter rights initiative
- November 07, 2018

A number of Florida branches of Jewish groups, including the Reform movement's Religious Action Center, the Anti-Defamation League, the National Council of Jewish Women and Join for Justice, campaigned for the amendment, which excludes felons convicted of murder and sex crimes. (more...)
Five men arrested for Five men arrested for "vile" effigy of Grenfell Tower tragedy
- November 07, 2018

Louise Connell told The Sun her son Bobbi, 19, would "get some words from me" when the pair are reunited after the teenager was among those allegedly questioned by police. Raucous laughter can be heard. A person can be heard saying: 'Didn't it start from the tenth floor, though?', while others add: 'Help me! The Justice4Grenfell campaign group said the video "has caused great alarm and distress". (more...)
It's Election Day - races are in the voters' hands It's Election Day - races are in the voters' hands
- November 07, 2018

She said there have not been any policy changes to absentee voting in this election cycle to stimulate the increase being seen. Type "Where do I vote?" into Google . Even amid controversies over voting in Georgia, Brian Kemp, Georgia's secretary of state and Republican candidate for governor, recently announced the state has not only broken its 2014 record, but has set a new, all-time record for early voting in a midterm election. (more...)
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog mocks Ted Cruz on the campaign trail Triumph the Insult Comic Dog mocks Ted Cruz on the campaign trail
- November 07, 2018

Beto O'Rourke resting on the state's shifting demographics and political climate, and on sharply contrasting views of President Donald Trump ", writes Dallas News . "I'm not saying Ted Cruz supports racist policies, but he was just given the 9 AM hour of Today show", Triumph snarked. Triumph finally confronted Cruz after one of his rallies. (more...)
President Trump Tells Hannity his Final Midterm Message for America President Trump Tells Hannity his Final Midterm Message for America
- November 07, 2018

But Fox News addressed the incident on Election Day, calling it "an unfortunate distraction ". The president's campaign had announced Sunday that Hannity was to be a guest, along with radio commentator Rush Limbaugh and singer Lee Greenwood. (more...)
Sanctions cover 50 banks, 200 persons, vessels and Iran Air Sanctions cover 50 banks, 200 persons, vessels and Iran Air
- November 07, 2018

As long as Iran met its obligations under the deal, Britain would be committed to it too. He said the USA policy is to levy "maximum economic pressure" on the country. A lack of jobs and high prices have also led to major protests. The deal saw Iran agree to limits on its nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of sanctions . (more...)
Election Law Experts Decry Brian Kemp's Hacking Allegation in Georgia Election Law Experts Decry Brian Kemp's Hacking Allegation in Georgia
- November 07, 2018

Kemp, meanwhile, has earned President Trump's endorsement. The two parties were also tangling in several crucial governors' races, including in Midwest battleground states such as Wisconsin, Ohio, Iowa and MI. Abrams said. And I don't even want you to vote for us just because we're Democrats. Kemp has simultaneously overseen the election process as secretary of state and run a gubernatorial race against Democrat Stacey Abrams . (more...)
USA midterm polls start to open: Who will control Congress? USA midterm polls start to open: Who will control Congress?
- November 07, 2018

As Election Day drew near, Democrats were increasingly confident, predicting they would pick up at least the 23 seats needed for the majority on the strength of voter enthusiasm, robust fundraising and unusually fresh candidates. When the Democrats lost the House in 2010, they rapidly saw President Barack Obama's legislative agenda die. What time do polls close? . While Democrats have maintained a consistent message about healthcare, the president has muddied Republican efforts to focus ... (more...)
Bond issued in fatal hit-and-run crash in Lake Hallie Bond issued in fatal hit-and-run crash in Lake Hallie
- November 07, 2018

The 21-year-old driver accused of killing the four people is being held on $346,000 bond while he faces charges of vehicular homicide. The Star Tribune reported the girl appeared in court in handcuffs and was charged with first-degree intentional homicide. (more...)
Black box of crashed Lion Air flight 610 retrieved Black box of crashed Lion Air flight 610 retrieved
- November 06, 2018

Anto's family had chosen not to conduct an autopsy and asked for his remains to be buried immediately, Basarnas spokesman Yusuf Latif told Reuters by text message. Flight tracking websites show the plane had erratic speed and altitude during its fatal 13-minute flight and a previous flight the day before from Bali to Jakarta . (more...)
At least 14 killed in China highway accident At least 14 killed in China highway accident
- November 06, 2018

He said brake failure was behind the pile-up, but police are now working on the cause. He is being investigated and are under police watch as officers try to confirm the claim. The heavy truck reportedly belongs to a logistics company in northeast China's Liaoning province. The death toll in a 31-vehicle pile-up on an expressway in Gansu Province on Saturday evening has risen to 15 with 44 injured as of Sunday morning, local authorities said. (more...)
Russian fighter jet intercepts US aircraft over Black Sea Russian fighter jet intercepts US aircraft over Black Sea
- November 06, 2018

Officials have so far been unable to estimate how close the Russian aircraft came to the Navy plane , but said the flight behavior of the Russians was the key factor in describing the encounter as unsafe , CNN reported . The video, which the Navy posted on Twitter, shows a Su-27 flying close to the USA spy plane, showing its underbelly before blasting away. A Russian SU-27 jet reportedly intercepted one of the US reconnaissance planes Monday in global airspace. (more...)

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