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Trump Says Pat Cipollone to Be His Next White House Counsel

For President Donald Trump , that fictional "happy hour" exists, in the form of a painting hanging at the White House that caused a huge uproar on social media when it was revealed over the weekend. "That will not be something I enjoy doing either", he added. Asked about his wartime leadership, Trump acknowledged that he has not brought USA troops home from conflict zones overseas and that there are more Americans serving in harm's way now than when he took office.

China meddled in USA elections too says Donald Trump

Trump's remarks came in an interview with CBS News's 60 Minutes programme in which he also said China meddles in USA elections, that the trade war with China was actually a "skirmish" and that he doesn't think climate change is a hoax , but remains doubtful of who or what caused it.

UN criticized over inclusion of Philippines in rights council

He was commenting on widespread criticisms from worldwide human rights groups that assailed the United Nations body's decision as a step back for human rights because of accusations that the Duterte administration was behind extrajudicial killings of drug suspects.

Nine climbers killed in Nepal

Trekking Camp Nepal managing director Wangchu Sherpa, who organised the Mount Gurja expedition, said the alarm was raised after the South Korean team was not heard from for almost 24 hours. In 2013, he became the fastest person to summit the world's 14 highest mountains without using supplemental oxygen. Santa Lama of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, who helped with coordinating the rescue, said since all nine people at the camp were killed and no surviving witnesses it was hard to say ...

Erdogan: Turkey Can't Remain Silent' Over Khashoggi Fate

Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said it would be time for the U.S.to rethink its relationship with Saudi Arabia if it turned out Khashoggi was lured to his death by the Saudis. After three hours of waiting, Cengiz was told that Khashoggi had already left but she says "there's no proof that he came out". Aksam said they left their hotel later in the morning.

Thousands march in Chicago to encourage voting in midterms

They said similar marches fueled by anger over the Kavanaugh confirmation were scheduled later in October in other states, including the Republican strongholds of Texas, Georgia and SC. Republicans now hold the White House and both chambers of Congress, but many in that party fear anti-Trump voters will overwhelm the president's supporters in the elections, with predictions that control of the House of Representatives, at least, will swing to Democrats.

Saudi stocks drop after Trump threat over missing writer

Separately, a video has emerged of men described as Saudi intelligence officers entering and leaving Turkey. Upon noticing the watch, Khashoggi's assailants tried to unlock the Apple Watch with multiple password attempts, ultimately using the journalist's fingerprint to unlock the smart watch.

Pastor freed in US-Turkey row that snared F-35 program

The prosecutor had asked for a 10 year sentence. Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council and a member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, visited with Brunson and his wife, Norine Brunson, the day before the trial.

The mysterious case of the missing Saudi journalist

Turkish officials have said they fear the columnist was killed inside the premises. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday asked Riyadh to prove its claim that Khashoggi had left the Saudi consulate in Istanbul , while Washington urged Saudi Arabia to support an investigation into his disappearance .

300 miles of Florida coastline on hurricane alert

Senate seat in the November congressional elections. "So my expectation is everybody gets taken care of". Authorities told tens of thousands of residents and tourists in at least 20 Florida counties to evacuate coastal areas along the 200-mile (322 km) long Panhandle and Big Bend region.

Ex-White House aide Hope Hicks joining Fox

Though Twitter users are assuming that she'll be doing PR for the network, Politico clarified, saying that she'll probably be focused on corporate communications as Fox and Disney work out exactly what their new merger entails. In July, Disney outbid Comcast Corp with a $71.3 billion offer to buy some assets from Fox. Hicks' hiring was announced Monday by Viet Dinh , chief legal and policy officer.

Eric Holder Questions Legitimacy of Supreme Court

Ford a liar, they all agreed to say she was a victim, but too dumb or hysterical to know who her perpetrator was. Kavanaugh's nomination is a major victory for the President ahead of the key mid-term elections in November. Collins ignored the rather pertinent point that this history of betrayals of the anti-abortion cause by certain Republican-appointed Justices is precisely why Donald Trump was forced to make his unprecedented, specific pledge about the reproductive rights positions ...

Senate votes on confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh

But that evolved into a late-summer spectacle after Ford accused Kavanaugh of trying to rape her at an alcohol-infused high school gathering in 1982, when both were teenagers. The senator was ripped on Twitter by many progressive pundits, as well as criticized by the media for dragging out her yes vote into a long Senate speech that barely addressed the misconduct allegations.

Officer Who Shot Laquan McDonald Charged With Second Degree Murder

One current and two former Chicago police officers were charged last June with state felony counts of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and official misconduct for allegedly helping to cover up for Van Dyke. "I am excited", said Wilson, who is African-American and was born and raised in Chicago . Three other officers, including detective David March, and officers Joseph Walsh and Thomas Gaffney, were charged for allegedly covering up evidence in the shooting.

Crowdfunding site crashes as visitors flock to support Susan Collins' future opponent

Republicans control the Senate by a meager 51-49. Two other women also made accusations of sexual misconduct by Mr Kavanaugh in the 1980s. Susan Collins announced she's voting yes for the Supreme Court nominee. "Millions of Americans, millions of women are watching us today", said New York Sen. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill ...

Sen. Collins will vote YES to confirm Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court

The final Kavanaugh vote still hinges on a handful of undecided Senators, most notably Republicans Flake, Collins and Murkowski; and Democratic Manchin . In another odd twist, Montana Republican Sen. In response, Kavanaugh furiously claimed the allegations were part of a hit job by Democrats in revenge for losing the 2016 election to Donald Trump and on behalf of the Clintons.

U.S. and Chinese warships narrowly avoid high-seas collision

A Chinese destroyer steered within 45 yards from an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer near the Spratly Islands this weekend in a confrontational maneuver that U.S. It also denied a request by another USA warship, the USS Wasp, to make a port visit in Hong Kong. "Intra- and extra-regional powers, including the U.S., Japan, India and others, want to strongly signal to China that their outright rejection of worldwide law and assertive behavior in the South and East China seas will not go ...

I told Saudi king he wouldn't last without USA support

Also, the secrecy behind the private deal is interesting. Driving oil higher is a supply pinch as Iranian oil buyers like South Korea and India have started to scale back purchases ahead of the implementation of USA sanctions against Iran despite some sentiment that the sanctions won't stick.

Appears WH Scrubbed Trump Insult Of Female Reporter From Official Transcript

Vega: "I'm not. Thank you, Mr. President". Trump had yet another moment of tension with another reporter who also tried to ask a question about Kavanaugh a few moments later. "I'm not a drinker, I can honestly say I've never had a beer in my entire life", he said, per USA Today . So, where the United States president accused the reporter of "not thinking ", it now says "not thanking ".

Why The New York Times TL;DR'd its own 14218-word Trump investigation

US President Donald Trump engaged in tax schemes that included cases of fraud in which he and his siblings helped their parents dodge taxes, the New York Times is reporting, citing more than 200 tax returns it has obtained. When the elder Trump transferred his business to his children, the Trump kids valued a collection of buildings they'd received at $41.4 million. "The investigation also draws on tens of thousands of pages of confidential records - bank statements , financial ...

Scale of Indonesian quake disaster slowly emerges

According to National Dis‌a‌st‌er Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the 7.5-magnitude quake resulted in "soil liquefaction ", a phenomenon in which severe shaking from a powerful natural disaster can turn earth into mud. Two survivors have been plucked from the rubble of the 80-room Hotel Roa-Roa, the search and rescue agency said, and there could still be more alive.

Trump at Rally: Democrats Willing to Do Anything to ‘Destroy’ Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh has denied all accusations of sexual misconduct decades ago. She alleges that Mr Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party in the early 1980s when they were both students at Yale. Because this is an inquiry and not a criminal investigation, the FBI will not compel anyone to talk to them. The White House has authorized the FBI to expand its supplemental background investigation to include interviews of anyone it deems necessary to vet claims of sexual misconduct against ...

Klobuchar says Trump administration can not limit scope of FBI's Kavanaugh investigation

An attorney for Keyser reaffirmed her previous statement that she doesn't know Kavanaugh and has no recollection of ever being at a gathering or party where he was present, the Senate Judiciary Committee said in a statement Saturday night.

Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford to deliver conflicting testimonies

Kavanaugh ". "This is ridiculous and from the twilight zone", Kavanaugh said in a statement. "And I'm standing up and filing this case, to say "This must end", Merkley said during a conference call with reporters". In her statement, Swetnick listed out a long resume of government work and said she has an active "public trust" clearance for work with the Treasury Department, IRS and US Mint.

Labour threat to vote against Theresa May's Brexit plan

LIVERPOOL , ENGLAND - Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party has been accused of a "farcical" cop out, after refusing to commit to a second Brexit referendumin which voters will be given the option of remaining in the EU. Asked about marathon party talks on the issue, he said: 'We weren't ruling out options and no one was ruling out Remain'. But the summit in Salzburg seemed to increase the possibility of Britain leaving without a deal, which could hurt the economy and sever trade flows, and ...

Brett Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez "willing to testify", attorney says

Kavanaugh replied that he doesn't even know Swetnick and that her accusations are "from the Twilight Zone". The four sworn affidavits are among the information the committee is considering on the eve of Ford and Kavanaugh's testimony Thursday.

United States companies need to get tough on China

They will start at 10% and increase to 25% from the start of next year unless the two countries agree a deal. Toughened (tempered) safety glass of size and shape suitable for incorporation in vehicles, aircraft, spacecraft or vessels are also affected.

Cruz, O'Rourke face off in first debate

Signs of a victory by O'Rourke, a US congressman from El Paso, in deep-red Texas would likely herald a nationwide Democratic voter wave that could be catastrophic for Republicans. Cruz said 'absolutely, ' but didn't elaborate while calling the allegations serious. Cruz shot back at O'Rourke that "nowhere in his answer did he address" that, in Cruz's view, kneeling during the anthem is disrespectful to veterans.

CNN Analyst: ‘Unfortunately’ Majority of Polls Show O’Rourke Losing to Cruz

The tweets may lean toward O'Rourke, but as the congressman said onstage at Southern Methodist University, 50 percent of rural Texans don't have reliable access to broadband internet. Cruz responded that "Texans' lives are better" because the Republicans won the presidency in 2016, and he didn't want to be a sore loser. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz , trying furiously to beat back a high-profile challenge from Democratic rival Beto O'Rourke, repeatedly accused his opponent of being out of step ...

India steps closer to making instant Muslim divorce a punishable offence

Disregarding resistance from political opponents and the Muslim clergy, the Union Cabinet cleared an ordinance on Wednesday to criminalise instant triple talaq on the ground that the controversial custom, declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, was still being used against women of the minority community.

Former Girlfriends And Longtime Friends Come to Brett Kavanaugh's Defense

White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway told reporters Monday that Ford "should not be ignored or insulted; she should be heard", adding that Ford should also testify under oath on Capitol Hill. After hours debating amongst themselves, top Republican brass chose to host another hearing slated for Monday. Some Democrats raised questions about whether Grassley's plan was sufficient.

Strawberry growers turn to metal detectors to protect crops

Foodstuff's main two supermarket chains are Pak'n'Save and New World. Coles said the move was to protect the safety of its customers. Aldi supermarkets are returning non-contaminated strawberry brands to their shelves. At least six brands have been caught up in the scare: Berry Obsession , Berry Licious , Love Berry , Donnybrook Berries , Delightful Strawberries and Oasis .

20336 murders recorded in S/Africa from 2017 to 2018 - Minister

Announcing the murder statistic - a record high - police minister Bheki Cele said the number is close to that of a war zone, with nearly 57 people killed on an average day. "More research is needed into why there was a slight reported decrease in other violent crimes such as assault (down 1.9%) or armed robbery (down 1.8%), as these are the crimes that often lead to murder", he said.

Ex-Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos jailed for 14 days

In Friday's sentencing, Papadopoulos was also handed 12 months of supervised release, 200 hours of community service, and a fine of $9,500 (£7,350). He has cooperated for more than a year with the probe into Russian interference in the USA presidential election, and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

White House pledges to 'respond swiftly' if Assad uses chemical weapons again

On Tuesday, the United Nations peace envoy for Syria urged Erdogan and Russia's President Vladimir Putin to speak on the phone before Friday's summit. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the militants pose a terrorist threat, calling Idlib a "hornets' nest of terrorists". Just a day earlier, Peskov had slammed Idlib as a "pocket of terrorism".

Kolkata: Majerhat bridge collapses, at least five dead, many trapped

Many cars were also seen caught under the collapsed section of the bridge . Following the incident, ambulances and disaster management response force personnel with heavy machinery rushed to the spot to carry out rescue work. Workers of the Metro Rail project which was going on beside the collapsed bridge , claimed that three labourers have so far not been traced. Indian commuters onlookers stand on a segment of Majerhat bridge after the bridge suddenty collapsed in Kolkata, ...

Brett Kavanaugh has Democrats in 'nuclear option' regret

Trump nominated Kavanaugh to be a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on July 9. "If we are lucky we will see 6 percent of all of the documents ... White House principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah said Schumer's claim was "entirely incorrect", saying the Senate Judiciary Committee requested access to "any non-privileged Presidential record ".

Trump to Bloomberg: Sessions' job is safe until at least November elections

Trump's comments to Bloomberg came as he has continued to call out the former Alabama senator for recusing himself from the Russian Federation investigation and not protecting the president or showing loyalty. They want the president to hire a new attorney general who'll rein in special counselor Robert Mueller or, better yet, they say, fire him. Trump has responded by insisting has the "absolute right" to fire Sessions if he pleases, those familiar with the conversations said.

Pres. Trump Asserts 'No Political Necessity' To Keep Canada In New NAFTA

Trump has repeatedly cited NAFTA's auto sector regulations and the Canadian government's supply management system for dairy as two elements of trade between the two countries which negatively affect the U.S. Trump has railed against the publication of his comments in tweets and public statements, though he did not appear to dispute the substance of his remarks.

Has the Mystery of the Woman Seen in Shackles Been Solved?

In a video recorded on the night of August 24, a barefoot woman - possibly Denison - can be seen wearing only a t-shirt with restraint around her wrist as she frantically rings the doorbell. According to the sheriff's office, the bell-ringing occurred at 3:20 a.m. on August 24, but by the time the resident awakened to open the door, the woman was gone.

John McCain's mother, 106, expected to attend memorial services

Trump has yet to offer a single word of praise or recognition of McCain's service since he died Saturday after a battle with brain cancer. Former U.S. Other tributes poured in from around the globe. U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-1st, of Johnson City, spoke of working with McCain on veterans issues in a statement released by his office.

Cohen's Lawyer Debunks CNN Collusion Report. CNN Appears To Hide His Statement

He also accused the president of ordering him to do so. Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort was convicted of tax evasion. "He's without resources and owes a lot of money", his lawyer, Lanny Davis, said in television interviews on Wednesday.

Malcolm Turnbull to stand down if spill motion goes ahead

Speaking to the media after today's leadership spill, the outgoing leader described the events of the last week as "extraordinary" and said Australians would be "appalled" by what has taken place. "Many Australians will be shaking their head in disbelief at what's been done", Turnbull said. But the narrowness of the leadership contest shows conservative, Abbott-aligned forces are powerful within the party.

'Devastated' Julie Bishop slams pollies' dirty tactics that cost her PM job

JULIE Bishop has confirmed she has resigned from her position as Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs. Morrison, the former treasurer, was a surprise victor in the Liberal Party ballot after the populist right-wing of the party, which had agitated for Turnbull's removal, was unable to persuade enough moderates to back Dutton.

‘Nothing illegal about being poor’: Duncan Hunter maintains innocence

Congressman charged with improperly spending a quarter-million dollars in campaign contributions. "We're excited about going to trial with this, frankly", Hunter told KGTV in San Diego. Ammar Campa-Najjar has briefly responded to Fox News' headline highlighting how he is the grandson of a terrorist directly involved in the 1972 Munich massacre.

Chief Justice Malaba, ConCourt expose MDC's amateur politics

While handing down the outcome of the MDC Alliance's challenge of Zimbabwe's presidential results, chief justice Luke Malaba reiterated the court can only make a ruling based on factual evidence. In a statement released last night, the Department of International Relations said all those involved in the court case, particularly applicants and the respondents, should accept the decision of the court.

UAE is not any other nation: Chief Minister

The money is being offered for rehabilitation of the victims of Kerala floods and reconstruction of public properties damaged due to the monsoon fury. Trying to shed its longtime image as a poverty-wracked nation, India has refused to accept aid from foreign governments since a 2004 tsunami, when New Delhi told potential government donors that India would contact them if it needed financial aid.

McGahn seen as 'undercover operative' in White House

FILE - Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after briefing members of the U.S. Senate on his investigation into potential collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 21, 2017. The network noted that while Trump knew about the interviews, he was unaware that they totaled 30 hours. Trump could have invoked attorney-client and executive privilege to prevent McGahn from talking with investigators who are examining possible ...

Metro Vancouver Air Quality Moves To Highest Risk, Levels Worse Than Delhi

The entire province of Manitoba is under somewhat hazy skies and Environment Canada has issued an air quality alert. The hazardous air category ranges from 310 to 500. When conditions are hazardous, the Spokane Clean Air Agency recommends people with heart or lung disease or those who have had a stroke, to consult their healthcare provider about leaving the area.

Dershowitz: 'Less Bad' For McGahn to Testify Than for Trump To

With one more potential supporter of white nationalists out of the White House, Donald Trump might be feeling increasingly lonely with his alt-right views these days. McGahn has reportedly spent 30 hours being interviewed by Mueller's investigators, providing them with what was described as information that never would have been obtained otherwise.