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Identity thief drains bank account of 112-year-old Texas man Identity thief drains bank account of 112-year-old Texas man
- June 30, 2018

A police report was filed Friday. The world's oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Once it's gone and the caregivers go, Volma fears Overton will, too. Richard Overton is no stranger to making headlines. This account is a personal one and is separate from the family's GoFundMe set up for his continued care. (more...)
Donald Trump's Joke on Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Falls Flat Donald Trump's Joke on Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Falls Flat
- June 30, 2018

They say he is the greatest player" said Trump, echoing the thoughts of fans all over the world who are constantly debating whether Ronaldo is better than Barcelona and Argentina star Leo Messi, when reminded of the Real Madrid forward's qualities by Rebelo de Sousa. (more...)
Lawmakers' Bipartisan Bill Would Make Puerto Rico The 51st State Lawmakers' Bipartisan Bill Would Make Puerto Rico The 51st State
- June 30, 2018

But, in some ways, the bigger story when it comes to Puerto Rico's long-term future is the island's economic crisis. However, the chances for the passage of the bill are not clear. Previous attempts by Wall Street financiers and government officials to privatize Puerto Rico's water system have produced " disastrous results ", but private equity vultures are exploiting the death and destruction caused by Hurricane Maria to plow ahead with yet another privatization effort-one that ... (more...)
Federal hate crime charges filed in rally death Federal hate crime charges filed in rally death
- June 30, 2018

If the US were to create a federal domestic terrorism charge, McCord said it would require the designation of domestic terrorist organizations, which is not as easy as it sounds given the protections of the First Amendment. But in bringing the prosecution, Sessions appeared to assert himself as independent from President Donald Trump - who blamed the violence on both sides and was accused of emboldening racists - and suggested that the Justice Department would continue to treat racially ... (more...)
Kilauea summit collapse creates 5.2-magnitude shake in Hawaii Kilauea summit collapse creates 5.2-magnitude shake in Hawaii
- June 30, 2018

The eruption in the lower East Rift Zone continued Friday with no significant change during the day prior, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists report . In 2001, the volcano produced such an explosion, sending ash as high as 40,000 feet (12,000 meters). 'The problem is we can never be sure it won't do something bigger, ' Professor Freymueller said. (more...)
Iowa court rejects law requiring 72-hour waiting period for abortion Iowa court rejects law requiring 72-hour waiting period for abortion
- June 30, 2018

Planned Parenthood attorney Alice Chapman argued that the state was trying to impose "more severe burdens on women who choose abortion than nearly all other states in violation of both the Iowa Constitution and federal law". The 20-week ban is still the books, and another piece of legislation signed by current Gov. Kim Reynolds threatens to restrict abortion access even more. (more...)
Severe storms possible Saturday evening Severe storms possible Saturday evening
- June 30, 2018

Monitor for weather alerts, and be aware of changing sky conditions. Friday and Saturday will be cooler with a good chance of showers and general thunderstorms. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a slight risk for severe storms for most of Central Georgia. Thursday night ... Showers and thunderstorms during the evening. (more...)
Woman Crashes Through Ceiling
- June 30, 2018

Video footage of two shoppers' hapless attempt to evade the law at a Canadian convenience store has gone viral around the world. The policeman topples over, managing to catch hold of the male suspect's t-shirt sleeve, resulting in a three-man pile up on the floor. (more...)
Trump told a prank caller when he’ll pick his SCOTUS replacement Trump told a prank caller when he’ll pick his SCOTUS replacement
- June 30, 2018

As far as Trump knew, he was taking a call from Sen. John Melendez known on his podcast as Stuttering John reckons he got Trump good by pretending to be the very real Democratic Senator Robert "Bob" Menendez from New Jersey . " But they didn't ask me any of this ", Melendez told CNN . "They are so used to being treated as the elite, they put themselves on such a pedestal". (more...)
Capital Gazette Shooting Suspect Sued News Outlet For Defamation In 2012 Capital Gazette Shooting Suspect Sued News Outlet For Defamation In 2012
- June 30, 2018

Meanwhile, a GoFundMe account set up for the newspaper has raised more than US$20,000 within just three hours. "I was so scared", said Rayne Foster, who worked on the fourth floor. Gracie Rustin, a dental assistant who was in the middle of a procedure when the attack took place, heard "loud noises" but did not immediately realize it was a shooting. (more...)
Gazette shooter had history of problems with newspaper Gazette shooter had history of problems with newspaper
- June 30, 2018

President Donald Trump has offered a rare statement of support for journalists after a gunman fatally shot five people at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis , Maryland . Please understand, we do all this to serve our community. In a brief phone call with The Associated Press, prolific novelist and a longtime Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen said his family "was devastated beyond words" by the senseless killing of his brother, who was 59. (more...)
Putin Summit Mixed reactions from US allies Putin Summit Mixed reactions from US allies
- June 30, 2018

The venue and the date for the summit were announced on Thursday after US National Security Advisor John Bolton went to Russian Federation to meet Putin and other top officials of the Kremlin. "And Trump says that these are good because the United States has the most ", said Weber. "What is he going to say, what is his preparation, is he aware of the symbolism?" The president's claim comes amid numerous accounts by US intelligence officials over the past year that while there's no ... (more...)
North Korea reportedly ramps up nuke production at secret sites
- June 30, 2018

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a regular press briefing on Friday Pompeo and Wang spoke on the phone, and during the conversation "China clarified its position on the Korean Peninsula", South Korean news agency Yonhap reported. (more...)
Trump to announce supreme court pick on 9 July
- June 30, 2018

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday he hoped the confirmation process would be done "in time for the new justice to begin the fall term of the Supreme Court. A day later, Conway suggested Trump will try to sway Putin to adopt the US administration's vision in a Middle East country some experts have described as a proxy conflict between the two. (more...)
Reiner warns that Trump court nominee will vote to strip away rights Reiner warns that Trump court nominee will vote to strip away rights
- June 30, 2018

Nearly as soon as Kennedy's retirement was announced, several anti-abortion rights groups seized on the moment. Kennedy played a similar role for many years - his votes on gay rights, abortion , the death penalty, the environment, voting rights and affirmative action basically determined the outcome of cases on which the court was divided between liberals and conservatives. (more...)
GM warns on vehicle tariffs: Customers will feel impact
- June 30, 2018

Last month, U.S. President Donald Trump initiated a Department of Commerce investigation to determine the effect imports of vehicles and automotive parts have had on national security. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce came out strongly against Trump's tariffs plan, saying that if it is carried out "it would deal a staggering blow to the very industry it purports to protect and risk igniting a global trade war". (more...)
Mock Rescue Conducted As Rains Stall Rescue Work For Stranded Thai Boys Mock Rescue Conducted As Rains Stall Rescue Work For Stranded Thai Boys
- June 30, 2018

A group from nearby Chiang Rai province performed a religious ritual near the entrance to the cave this morning to show their support for the relatives of the missing. "If the real evacuation is confronted by similar problems that ambulance can not get in or out and the doctors and nurses have to take a walk, then we will be exhausted". (more...)
US Forces, British Divers Join Search for Boys Missing in Thai Cave US Forces, British Divers Join Search for Boys Missing in Thai Cave
- June 30, 2018

USA military personnel and British divers on Thursday joined rescue efforts at the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Thailand searching for a children's football team missing for five days now . Water is pumped from a flooded cave that a soccer team and their coach believed to be missing in, Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in Mae Sai , Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand. (more...)
EU ties could do with less drama, feels Juncker EU ties could do with less drama, feels Juncker
- June 30, 2018

The commission chief said he would show Trump that the European Union was united, a sentiment that national government leaders also echoed. "Despite our tireless efforts to keep the unity of the West, transatlantic relations are under vast pressure due to the policies of [US} President [Donald] Trump ". (more...)
Authorities move to reopen ICE facility in SW Portland Authorities move to reopen ICE facility in SW Portland
- June 30, 2018

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to be eliminated. A DHS spokesperson says the goal is to reopen the office, which has been closed since Wednesday, June 20. The movement to abolish ICE has grown rapidly over the past month thanks to powerful activism from immigrant rights groups in the wake of Trump's family separation policy, which has drawn sharp rebuke from both sides of the aisle. (more...)
Jared Kushner Allegedly Patched Prank Caller Through to President Trump
- June 30, 2018

He was told that President Donald Trump was now speaking in Fargo, North Dakota, and would have to call him back at his number. In the podcast , Melendez, who said he's had a past relationship with Trump, can be heard calling what sounds like the White House switchboard but was unable to get through to the president. (more...)
Rescue crews spend over 30 hours saving deaf puppy in Alabama Rescue crews spend over 30 hours saving deaf puppy in Alabama
- June 30, 2018

Owner Laura West's daughter holds Toffee after the 7-week-old puppy was rescued from a 50-foot hole in Huntsville, Ala., on Saturday, June 30, 2018. While the hole varies in sizes, it's in no way large enough for a human to climb into. 'Please pray and let me know if you have any ideas I am devastated'. "I'm just so thankful to every person that came, that brought food , that brought generators and lights and, I mean, it's been an fantastic outpouring of kindness and sweetness", She continued. (more...)
Prank caller talks to Trump aboard Air Force One Prank caller talks to Trump aboard Air Force One
- June 30, 2018

But Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner called Melendez back and routed the call to Air Force One. Melendez told CNN that they initially called the White House and were honest about their identity, but the White House said Trump was busy and hung up. (more...)
Russia 'Doesn't Recognize' Extra Powers to Global Chemical Arms Body Russia 'Doesn't Recognize' Extra Powers to Global Chemical Arms Body
- June 30, 2018

Until now, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons ( OPCW ) was only allowed to rule whether chemical weapons were used, but could not name offenders. Moscow and Damascus insist the attack was fake, staged by the Syrian rescue volunteers known as the White Helmets. At the opening of the Conference, OPCW Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü stated: "I have not hesitated in pointing out that now there is no mechanism that would ensure that those who use chemical weapons ... (more...)
U.S. ambassador to Estonia quits over Donald Trump's European Union comments U.S. ambassador to Estonia quits over Donald Trump's European Union comments
- June 30, 2018

Mr Melville is a career diplomat and took up his position as ambassador in Estonia in 2015 after being nominated by then President Barack Obama. James D Melville revealed in a Facebook post that Mr Trump's comments had brought forward his decision to retire, Foreign Policy magazine reported. (more...)
Queen Elizabeth II 'under the weather,' to miss public event Queen Elizabeth II 'under the weather,' to miss public event
- June 30, 2018

Last year, the impressive monarch attended 296 events and the Queen only put an end to foreign tours in 2016, when she celebrated her 90th birthday. The Telegraph reports that Her Majesty was not taken to the hospital. The Queen , while 92, still has a way to go to catch up to her mother in longevity. (more...)
Five killed in 'targeted' attack on U.S. newspaper Five killed in 'targeted' attack on U.S. newspaper
- June 30, 2018

Ramos's aunt Vielka Ramos later told the Sun that her nephew was intelligent but distant from his family. "I heard footsteps a couple of times", she said. "But as much as I'm going to try to articulate how traumatizing it is to be hiding under your desk, you don't know until you're there and you feel helpless". (more...)
EU Leaders Reach 'Breakthrough' Agreement On Dealing With Migrants
- June 30, 2018

The deal follows weeks of diplomatic wrangling over migrant rescue ships , and which country should take them in. Coastguard officials said on Friday that around 100 people were thought to have drowned off the Libyan coast, with 14 rescued. (more...)
Theresa May warned last chance saloon approaching for Brexit deal Theresa May warned last chance saloon approaching for Brexit deal
- June 30, 2018

Michel Barnier has warned Theresa May that "huge and serious" differences remain between Britain and Brussels over Brexit as he proposed emergency talks next week to get negotiations back on track. He added: "Let me mention once again that time is very short". The EU27 welcomed progress on the legal text of the withdrawal agreement but noted that "important aspects still need to be agreed" including the territorial application of the deal "notably as regards Gibraltar" - a provision ... (more...)
Trump says he and Chief of Staff John Kelly have 'good relationship' Trump says he and Chief of Staff John Kelly have 'good relationship'
- June 30, 2018

Asked if he was looking for a new chief of staff, Trump said: "No. No. He's a wonderful man". When asked how long Kelly is likely to stay in his job, Trump said he did not know. "I like him and I respect him". Kelly has told confidants he now has no plan to leave and has made no formal preparations to do so, according to one person with knowledge of his thinking. (more...)

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