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Judge issues important ruling on 3D printed guns hours before midnight deadline Judge issues important ruling on 3D printed guns hours before midnight deadline
- August 01, 2018

Twenty-one state attorneys general sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Attorney General Jeff Sessions Monday, urging the government to withdraw from the settlement. Chris Knox, communications director for The Firearms Coalition, a gun-rights group, called the Liberator handgun a "very crude. zip gun" and said the growing debate over 3D printed guns was an overreaction. (more...)
Despite Trump's Willingness, Iran Shuts Down Possibility Of Talks Despite Trump's Willingness, Iran Shuts Down Possibility Of Talks
- August 01, 2018

One of the earliest responses was issued by an aide to President Rouhani, who said on Tuesday that the US would have to return to the internationally-backed nuclear deal and stop new sanctions against Iran if it wants negotiations with Tehran . (more...)
Mexico official says 37 slight injuries in crash Mexico official says 37 slight injuries in crash
- August 01, 2018

However, he said, "the majority of passengers left (the plane) under their own power" and only 37 suffered slight injuries. Durango's civil defense agency said the accident occurred in a field near the Durango International Airport. A spokesperson for Durango, Mexico's Civil Protection said an Aeromexico regional jet that crashed just after takeoff caught fire after the crash. (more...)
CCTV shows man attack Paris woman who challenged his sexist insults CCTV shows man attack Paris woman who challenged his sexist insults
- August 01, 2018

The young French student admitted she did not even think the man had heard her response, but as it can be seen in the footage, the man proceeded to get an ashtray from a café table to throw it at her. "The problem is the systematic insecurity that women suffer as a result of men". He came back and followed me to the street. The French Senate recently passed a bill to help fine men who whistle or sexually harass women on the streets in a bid to make sure "women are not afraid to be outside", ... (more...)
Donald Trump hails Italy's migration crackdown as Giuseppe Conte visits Washington
- August 01, 2018

The Italian press has suggested the White House meeting will boost Conte, who is often overshadowed by his deputy prime ministers, who are also those parties' exuberant leaders: Matteo Salvini of the League party, and Luigi Di Maio of the Five Star Movement. (more...)
John Kelly says he’ll stay at Trump’s request John Kelly says he’ll stay at Trump’s request
- August 01, 2018

A retired Marine Corps general, Kelly, 68, has been credited with bringing some measure of order and stability to a White House that has often been chaotic. Kelly now spends his early mornings at the gym instead of the office, according to the Politico report. But in recent weeks Trump signaled a willingness to retain Kelly in the job, believing that he could simply overrule the chief of staff with little cost. (more...)
Facebook Shuts Down Accounts Trying To Influence Midterm US Elections
- August 01, 2018

Facebook has detected "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" ahead of the United States midterm elections that could be linked to the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Russian-based group with ties to the Kremlin. Facebook wrote that the newly discovered "bad actors" have used VPNs, internet phone services and third parties to run ads and create content, making them harder to track. (more...)
Manafort trial begins in biggest test yet for special counsel Robert Mueller
- July 31, 2018

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Monday gave up his effort to challenge special counsel Robert Mueller in civil court. But the broader implications are unmistakable. "I don't anticipate that a government witness will utter the word 'Russia, ' " Andres said. Prosecutors will also argue that Manafort fraudulently obtained millions more in bank loans, including during his time on the campaign. (more...)
India could strip 4 million of citizenship in northeast region India could strip 4 million of citizenship in northeast region
- July 31, 2018

He however, added that everyone should wait for the final list. The state's BJP spokesman was not immediately available for comment, but India's home minister, Rajnath Singh, called the registration process impartial. India on Monday released a final draft of a list of its citizens in the northeastern state of Assam, leaving some 4 million people on edge to prove their Indian nationality. (more...)
UK MPs call for social media regulation UK MPs call for social media regulation
- July 31, 2018

The committee is also investigating the impact of fake news distributed via social media sites. In flawless Carrollian fashion, it all started with a question of semantics: "what does "fake news" mean?" The final report from the DCMS special committee group is due before 2018 draws to a close. (more...)
Fires Burning Out-Of-Control In Napa, Mendocino Counties And Near Yosemite Fires Burning Out-Of-Control In Napa, Mendocino Counties And Near Yosemite
- July 31, 2018

The Mendocino Fire Update today included massive evacuation orders for Mendocino County. In Napa County, the Steele Fire has destroyed or seriously damaged 10-15 homes. Another 1,000 have been displaced in neighboring Mendocino County. Horses can be taken to the Redwood Riders Arena, 8300 East Road, Redwood Valley. Smaller animals like dogs and cats can go to the Mendocino County Animal Control in Ukiah at 298 Plant Road. (more...)
"Globalist Koch brothers" a "total joke"
- July 31, 2018

Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) doesn't do enough to further the Koch's policy issues to warrant their help in the race. President Trump , left, blasted Charles Koch, right, and David Koch, as a "total joke" after the billionaire duo planned not to back North Dakota GOP Senate candidate Kevin Cramer. (more...)
Trump and Conte cement populist front
- July 31, 2018

President Donald Trump is meeting with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at the White House as the U.S.is kicking off new trade talks with the European Union . Both Trump and Conte also favor better relations with Russian Federation, although Trump had one eye on domestic opinion when he insisted sanctions would stay "as is" for now. (more...)
Iranian adviser: US must return to nuclear deal for talks
- July 31, 2018

Tweeting from aboard Air Force One, Trump said: "The United States will impose large sanctions on Turkey for their long time detainment of Pastor Andrew Brunson, a great Christian, family man and wonderful human being". It seems, however, that neither Iran nor Trump's own administration is keen on the idea. Shortly before that July 22 tweet, Rowhani had addressed Trump in a speech, saying that hostile U.S. (more...)
Colbert Predicts Giuliani's Next Trump Defense: 'Since When Are Crimes Illegal?' Colbert Predicts Giuliani's Next Trump Defense: 'Since When Are Crimes Illegal?'
- July 31, 2018

Stephen Colbert isn't buying Rudy Giuliani's latest defense of President Donald Trump . "I've been sitting here looking in the federal code trying to find collusion as a federal crime", Giuliani said on Fox & Friends Monday morning. (more...)
Shark swiped from San Antonio Aquarium in baby stroller; suspect reportedly confesses Shark swiped from San Antonio Aquarium in baby stroller; suspect reportedly confesses
- July 31, 2018

Leon Valley police Chief Joseph Salvaggio told KSAT-TV in San Antonio that one of the men grabbed the shark by its tail and his accomplices wrapped it in a wet blanket. The shark has been recovered and one person has been arrested after they confessed to taking the animal , local media outlets report. Spellman said the bucket that the men took from the back room and used to contain the shark had previously held a bleach solution, which could have shocked the shark's system. (more...)
Pope Francis accepts resignation of Australian archbishop convicted of sex abuse coverup
- July 31, 2018

The resignation followed cries from political and Church leaders in Australia for Archbishop Wilson to either resign or to be removed by Pope Francis, including from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull , who asked the Pope to dismiss the archbishop July 19. (more...)
Sessions: US culture 'less hospitable to people of faith' Sessions: US culture 'less hospitable to people of faith'
- July 31, 2018

He said: "Let's be frank". At the summit, which was backed by members from Alliance Defending Freedom (a Southern Poverty Law Center-designated hate group), Sessions announced the creation of a " Religious Liberty Task Force ", created to implement guidelines announced by Sessions last October. (more...)
Pompeo to unveil investment push in Indo-Pacific Pompeo to unveil investment push in Indo-Pacific
- July 31, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signaled the Trump administration's willingness to take on China in the Indo-Pacific region, saying they will "oppose" China's effort to dominate the area. Among the new investments outlined by Pompeo, the United States will invest $25 million to expand US technology exports to the region, add almost $50 million this year to help countries produce and store energy resources and create a new assistance network to boost infrastructure development. (more...)
North Korea Might Be Working On New ICBMs North Korea Might Be Working On New ICBMs
- July 31, 2018

SEOUL-North Korea has constructed two new buildings at a missile facility in the northern suburbs of Pyongyang and appears to be actively continuing production there, according to an analysis of newly available commercial satellite imagery, the latest sign of continued progress in the country's nuclear and missile program. (more...)
$100 Million Wrongful Death Suit Filed In Duck Boat Sinking $100 Million Wrongful Death Suit Filed In Duck Boat Sinking
- July 31, 2018

A number of other duck boat deaths are mentioned in the court filing, including a 1999 incident where 13 people drowned in Hot Springs, Arkansas, a 2002 incident in Ontario, Calif., where four died, two incidents in Philadelphia where a total of three people died, a 2015 incident in Seattle where five died and a 2016 incident in Boston where one person died. (more...)
New indicators show North Korea potentially working on missiles, Washington Post reports New indicators show North Korea potentially working on missiles, Washington Post reports
- July 31, 2018

In addition to the construction activity, analysis of more than 40 satellite images taken this year shows consistent vehicle traffic at the site, which suggests that "the North Koreans continue to show up for work", said David Schmerler of the Middlebury Institute. (more...)
Access Blocked to Files for 3D Printing of Guns in Pennsylvania Access Blocked to Files for 3D Printing of Guns in Pennsylvania
- July 31, 2018

But it may already be too late. Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D) is planning to file a multistate lawsuit Monday to block the Trump administration from allowing criminals and terrorists to access downloadable plans for 3D printed weapons that are untraceable and undetectable. (more...)
California fire 'tornado' kills firefighters, forces thousands to flee California fire 'tornado' kills firefighters, forces thousands to flee
- July 31, 2018

Damante said flames were only a mile away when they were ordered to get out. "It just continues to be really hot, really dry and we continue to get those winds. Wildfires have scorched nearly 4.3 million acres (1.7 million hectares) across the country so far this year, less than last year but more than the 3.7 million-acre (1.5 million-hectare) average for the same period over the last decade. (more...)
Disaster-hit Japan braces for powerful typhoon Disaster-hit Japan braces for powerful typhoon
- July 31, 2018

Tropical Storm Jongdari made landfall about 1 am Sunday in central Japan after dumping heavy rain on Tokyo and other parts of eastern Japan the previous day. Police initially said one man was missing, but they later confirmed that all the people in the vehicles had safely evacuated to higher ground. However, Typhoon No. (more...)
Cat-calling man punches woman who called him out
- July 31, 2018

Schiappa also urged witnesses at the cafe - many of whom are seen confronting the man after he punches Laguerre -to help police identify him. She explained the man was making obscene comments and grotesque sexual noises. 'The problem is the systematic insecurity that women suffer as a result of men. Commenting on the video, the French equalities minister, Marlène Schiappa said she was "outraged ... (more...)
Manafort earned $60M from Ukrainian consulting work, prosecutors say Manafort earned $60M from Ukrainian consulting work, prosecutors say
- July 31, 2018

The filing was opposing the move by Manafort's attorneys to exclude from trial a wide swath of evidence related to his Ukraine work, which began around 2005 and started to die down in 2014. But once Mueller's Russian Federation investigation ends, Giuliani told Reuters: "He has a right to consider it". But the trial will give the public its most detailed glimpse of evidence gathered by special prosecutor Robert Mueller . (more...)
Imran Khan's PTI party in talks for coalition Imran Khan's PTI party in talks for coalition
- July 31, 2018

Meanwhile, two major parties, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan Peoples Party, have agreed on the formulation of a "coordinated joint strategy" if the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf manages to form its government at the centre. The allegations of rigging in Wednesday's election followed a bitter campaign in which Pakistan's powerful military was accused of tilting the race in favour of Khan , and trying to erase democratic gains made since the most recent spell of military rule ended in ... (more...)
Trump says he's willing to meet Iran's leaders without preconditions
- July 31, 2018

After Trump pulled the USA out of the agreement, Iran said it was not willing to negotiate another deal. "I believe they will wind up wanting to meet". The threat, which largely mirrored those flung at Kim before his meeting with the North Korean leader, was made after Rouhani warned Trump of the "mother of all wars". (more...)
Rand Paul Announces He’ll Support Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Rand Paul Announces He’ll Support Kavanaugh for Supreme Court
- July 31, 2018

This strategy has been obvious from the start, and its goal is less to defeat Judge Kavanaugh than to protect incumbent Democrats running for re-election. Collins and Murkowski as potential obstacles in Kavanaugh's nomination process. Both say they haven't made a decision yet. Only a simple majority is needed to confirm Kavanaugh, after Republicans eliminated the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees previous year. (more...)

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