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3,000 dead, but Trump hails Hurricane Maria response as ‘unsung success’ 3,000 dead, but Trump hails Hurricane Maria response as ‘unsung success’
- September 13, 2018

We're ready, we're able, we've got the finest people I think anywhere in the world", he added in a video message posted on his Twitter account. In his very latest remarks, Trump attacked San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz as " totally incompetent " for criticizing the federal government's recovery effort for Puerto Rico. (more...)
GoFundMe couple allegedly spent homeless man's money on shoe collection, pricey vacations GoFundMe couple allegedly spent homeless man's money on shoe collection, pricey vacations
- September 12, 2018

Taking into account GoFundMe's own fees, "There is in my mind about $300,000 that was raised for Johnny that he doesn't have - and that they now say they don't have", she said . But Badway has said Bobbitt got about $200,000. Prosecutors in Burlington County, New Jersey, confirmed they do have a criminal investigation underway relating to the GoFundMe campaign, but can't give any particulars. (more...)
Trump to target election meddling with new sanctions order
- September 12, 2018

Fox News political commentator Marie Harf and X Strategies Communication Vice President Madison Gesiotto discuss the strength of the US economy and how it will affect the midterm elections. He said the order also directs intelligence officials to conduct an assessment after elections to inform the public about what might have occurred. Reuters first reported the existence of the draft executive order. (more...)
Pope summons senior bishops for summit on clerical sexual abuse Pope summons senior bishops for summit on clerical sexual abuse
- September 12, 2018

A statement from the Pope's cardinal advisory board September 12 said , "The Holy Father Francis, hearing the council of cardinals, chose to convene a meeting with the presidents of the bishops" conferences of the Catholic Church on the theme of "protection of minors'". (more...)
Michael Cohen seeks to tear up Stormy Daniels deal, wants money back Michael Cohen seeks to tear up Stormy Daniels deal, wants money back
- September 12, 2018

Trump hereby stipulates that he does not, and will not, contest Ms. Clifford's assertion that the Settlement Agreement was never formed, or in the alternative, should be rescinded", the president's lawyer, Charles Harder, told Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti in a letter Saturday. (more...)
‘Worst crisis’ of the century: 30,000 people flee Syria in September alone ‘Worst crisis’ of the century: 30,000 people flee Syria in September alone
- September 12, 2018

In recent days, Russian and Syrian jets have pounded the area along the frontline, hitting military as well as civilian targets. Assad's regime has been repeatedly accused of using chemical weapons during the conflict and previous year US President Donald Trump unleashed Tomahawk missiles against the regime's Shayrat airbase following an attack that killed more than 80 people. (more...)
Super typhoon intensifies in Pacific and is heading to Hong Kong Super typhoon intensifies in Pacific and is heading to Hong Kong
- September 12, 2018

The United Nations Global Disaster Alerting Coordination system‚ GDACS‚ warns Mangkhut "is expected to have a high humanitarian impact based on the storm strength and the affected population in the past and the forecasted path". While the National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned that Hurricane Florence is set to make impact on the coastal areas of North and SC on September 14, Super Typhoon Mangkhut is larger and has an extra day or two before hitting a major body of land, possibly Luzon in ... (more...)
Trump blasts FBI, DOJ over Strzok-Page ‘Media Leak Strategy’ Trump blasts FBI, DOJ over Strzok-Page ‘Media Leak Strategy’
- September 12, 2018

In his letter , Meadows also cites additional text exchanges and a contemporaneous news article about former Trump foreign policy aide Carter Page presented with little context. Trump responded to the reports Monday night by quoting from the Dobbs-Carter interview: "We have found nothing to show collusion between President Trump & Russia, absolutely zero, but every day we get more documentation showing collusion between the FBI & DOJ, the Hillary campaign, foreign spies & Russians, ... (more...)
New Democracy to vote against Hungary in European Parliament
- September 12, 2018

According to press reports , Belgian, Finnish, Greek, Dutch, Polish, Luxembourgian, Austrian, Portuguese and Swedish members of the European People's Party, of which Hungary's ruling Fidesz a member, also approved the report. "Viktor Orban's government has been leading the charge against European values by silencing independent media, replacing critical judges, and putting academia on a leash", Ms Sargentini said . (more...)
FEMA: Water For Hurricane Maria Relief Still At Puerto Rico Airport
- September 12, 2018

In an interview with "Good Morning America", FEMA administrator Brock Long addressed Trump's declaration of success, saying, "The problem is that FEMA was the only responder going in and we were the first responder and that's not the way that disaster response and recovery works". (more...)
Syrian President May Have Approved Gas Attack In Idlib Syrian President May Have Approved Gas Attack In Idlib
- September 12, 2018

A possible attack on Syria's last opposition and rebel-held province of Idlib would sabotage the ongoing political process and cause a serious crisis of confidence, Turkey's presidential spokesman said on Tuesday. Residents were said to be preparing themselves ahead of expected offensives on Syria's last rebel stronghold. There are around 56,000 opposition troops in Idlib. (more...)
Sweden faces complicated government negotiations after elections Sweden faces complicated government negotiations after elections
- September 12, 2018

The ruling Social Democrats remained the biggest party with 40.6 percent of votes, marginally ahead of the centre-right Alliance, which garnered 40.3 percent in the polls, results showed after most votes were counted on Monday. "This evening ought to be the funeral for bloc politics", Lofven said in his Election Night speech, defying demands from the Alliance for his resignation and calling instead for collaboration across the political divide. (more...)
Chuka Umunna: Racism ingrained in Labour like it was in police Chuka Umunna: Racism ingrained in Labour like it was in police
- September 12, 2018

A Labour spokesman branded claims Mr Corby's office had interfered "misinformation", and said the party took complaints of anti-semitism "extremely seriously". Lavery, the MP for Wansbeck, said: "These votes of no confidence hold no water, they are basically a statement from the constituencies. These aren't contributors being centered, they're being challenged". (more...)
Putin says two Skripal suspects are civilians Putin says two Skripal suspects are civilians
- September 12, 2018

It named them as Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov but said those names were likely to be false. While police and prosecutors have announced they have enough information to charge Boshirov and Petrov, and officers have formally linked the attack on the Skripals to the poisoning of Ms Sturgess and Mr Rowley, the charges do not relate to the Amesbury pair and authorities say they are still investigating this second incident. (more...)
FEMA Says It’s Ready for Hurricane Florence, Defends 2017 Response
- September 12, 2018

None of this gives us any confidence in how Trump will respond to Hurricane Florence's landfall, which is projected to hit somewhere along the Carolina coast later this week. "Texas we've been given A-pluses for". "The historical relationship between Puerto Rico and Washington is unfair and unAmerican", Rosselló said. The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority was under bankruptcy protection and some parts of the island that lost power during Hurricane Irma hadn't had electricity ... (more...)
Canada's Freeland to hold NAFTA talks on Tuesday as time runs short Canada's Freeland to hold NAFTA talks on Tuesday as time runs short
- September 12, 2018

Mulroney famously argued that Section 33 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms made the charter "not worth the paper it's written on". The senior Mulroney denounced the notwithstanding clause in 1989 as a "major fatal flaw" of the Constitution. (more...)
Brexit: 80 Conservative MP's could rebel against Brexit deal Brexit: 80 Conservative MP's could rebel against Brexit deal
- September 12, 2018

Steve Baker , a former junior Brexit minister who resigned over May's so-called Chequers proposals on Brexit, told the Press Association he was not advocating a change of leader, but said May faced a massive problem at the party conference that starts on September 30. (more...)
Couple Find Hidden Camera In Their Airbnb Pointed At Their Bed Couple Find Hidden Camera In Their Airbnb Pointed At Their Bed
- September 12, 2018

And while they were ready to relax after a long day in the city, they made an unsettling discovery at their rental. The visitor had recently seen a video on Facebook , he said, about 'spy cameras, ' and it got his mind wondering whether this odd-looking clock might be one. (more...)
Elizabeth Smart outraged 1 of her kidnappers to be freed Elizabeth Smart outraged 1 of her kidnappers to be freed
- September 12, 2018

Wanda Barzee will be released from prison five years earlier than expected. In May 2010, Barzee was sentences to one to 15 years in the Utah State prison for aggravated kidnapping as a second-degree felony. Smart, then 12 years old, was kidnapped at knifepoint by Barzee and her husband Brian Mitchell from her bedroom in Salt Lake City in June 2009. Elizabeth Smart voiced her horror over her kidnapper's changed prison release date in a September 11 statement. (more...)
Pope To Meet With U.S. Church Leaders Over Clergy Sex Abuse Pope To Meet With U.S. Church Leaders Over Clergy Sex Abuse
- September 12, 2018

Add Pope Francis as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Pope Francis news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, will attend the meeting after saying last month he was eager to meet the pope following the scandal. (more...)
52 pilgrims killed in Telangana bus accident, police suspect brake failure 52 pilgrims killed in Telangana bus accident, police suspect brake failure
- September 12, 2018

At least 57 people, including five children, were killed after a state-owned road transport corporation bus fell into a gorge in Telangana's Jagtial district on Tuesday, reported PTI . Without wasting time waiting for ambulances, rescuers shifted the injured in private vehicles to Jagtial Area Hospital. Telangana Chief Minister KCR has expressed shock over the accident and conveyed his condolences. (more...)
Ben Sasse: I think about leaving the GOP 'every morning' Ben Sasse: I think about leaving the GOP 'every morning'
- September 12, 2018

Republican senator and longtime anti-Trump grandstander Ben Sasse claimed over the weekend that he "regularly" considers leaving the GOP. "I'm committed to the party of Lincoln and Regan as long as there's a chance to reform it", he said. (more...)
Death Toll Rises To 32 In Nangarhar Explosion
- September 12, 2018

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the suicide attack among the protesters as well as the school bombings in Nangarhar. Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for Nangarhar Province's governor, told RFE/RL on September 11 that the death toll could increase as some of the wounded were in serious condition. (more...)
New UN human rights chief blasts Australia over offshore processing New UN human rights chief blasts Australia over offshore processing
- September 12, 2018

The newly minted United Nations high commissioner for human rights during her remarks kicking off the Human Rights Council's session in Geneva also said the "attacks and persecution appear to be continuing" against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, according to the AP. (more...)
Accused Russian agent Butina to seek release from USA jail Accused Russian agent Butina to seek release from USA jail
- September 12, 2018

The revelation came in a series of pleadings filed late Friday, insisting that while prosecutors still believe Butina is a flight risk and can not be granted bail while awaiting adjudication on charges of espionage, they were "mistaken" when they read at least one of Butina's text messages. (more...)
Russian Federation launches largest military drill since Cold War Russian Federation launches largest military drill since Cold War
- September 12, 2018

Chinese President Xi Jinping will be in Russian Federation this week to meet with President Vladimir Putin at an economic forum in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok. "If Russia had not invited China, that would have been viewed by Beijing as a potentially risky activity by Russia". "China, by sending a PLA element to train with the Russians, is signalling that USA pressure is pushing it towards much closer military cooperation with Moscow". (more...)
Abortion activists send Susan Collins 3,000 coat hangers, urge vote against Kavanaugh Abortion activists send Susan Collins 3,000 coat hangers, urge vote against Kavanaugh
- September 12, 2018

And in Maine, two groups opposed to Kavanaugh's confirmation (the Maine People's Alliance and Mainers for Accountable Leadership) have teamed up with Ady Barkan to warn Collins that if she votes for Kavanaugh, they will crowdfund her Democratic opponent (whoever that might turn out to be) when she seeks reelection in 2020. (more...)
Flight 93 'Tower of Voices' Memorial Dedicated on Eve of 9/11 Anniversary Flight 93 'Tower of Voices' Memorial Dedicated on Eve of 9/11 Anniversary
- September 11, 2018

A short while earlier in Trump's native NY, at Ground Zero, there was a minute's silence at 8:46 am (1246 GMT), the moment the first of two hijacked airliners struck the World Trade Center. A flower is left at the North pool during a commemoration ceremony for the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks at the National September 11 Memorial , September 11, 2017 in New York City. (more...)
Cohn: Woodward book inaccurately portrays 'my experience at the White House'
- September 11, 2018

I knew that people in office in these sensitive positions were not going to talk on the record. "At the same time , I think I'm able to compartmentalize it", he added. "But Trump doesn't remember". And when asked about Mattis and Chief of Staff John Kelly's denials of the comments they reportedly made about Trump , Woodward refused to say that they were lying, instead alleging that "they are not telling the truth". (more...)
Donald Trump's visit to Ireland in November cancelled
- September 11, 2018

Trump had been scheduled to stop in Ireland on his way back from commemorations of Armistice Day in France on November 11. The Irish Independent reported that the president's entire European itinerary was under review, with the Irish part of it expected to be cancelled. (more...)

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