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Pope accepts resignation of archbishop Philip Wilson

It was the second major announcement of a sex abuse-related resignation in as many days, after Francis' dramatic sanctioning and demotion this weekend of a prominent U.S. Wilson, who has maintained his innocence, was convicted in May of covering up abuse by Fletcher in the 1970s. Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican's third highest ranking official, faces prosecution in Australia for historical c... [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions Says America Has Become 'Less Hospitable' to Religious People

Jeff Sessions Says America Has Become 'Less Hospitable' to Religious People According to his announcement, this force will "ensure all Justice Department components are upholding that guidance in the cases they bring and defend, the arguments they make in court, the policies and regulations they adopt, and how we conduct our operations". [Full Article...]

Australia, Japan join U.S. infrastructure push in Asia

Australia, Japan join U.S. infrastructure push in Asia It also comes amid an increasingly bitter trade war between the USA and China that has anxious other countries in the region. WASHINGTON-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday the U.S.is committed to growing trade and investment in Asia, while assuring potential strategic and trade partners the USA wanted partnership, not domination. [Full Article...]

Pope accepts McCarrick resignation as cardinal following sex abuse scandal

Pope accepts McCarrick resignation as cardinal following sex abuse scandal Theodore McCarrick , the former archbishop of Washington, was removed from the ministry in June after a review board found there was "credible" evidence that he had assaulted the teen while working as a priest in NY in the early 1970s . Mr McCarrick has not commented on the more recent allegations. "In the past, there have been allegations that he engaged in sexual behavior with adults", Tobin ... [Full Article...]

North Korea Is Continuing to Produce ICBMs — US Intelligence

The Post also quoted unnamed intelligence sources as saying that Pyongyang was actively constructing new intercontinental ballistic missiles at the site. Last month, intelligence agencies found that North Korea had continued to produce nuclear fuel even amidst negotiations with the U.S. Experts concluded that the Kim regime is trying to "deceive" the U.S. [Full Article...]

Indiana family files lawsuit seeking $100M after duck boat accident

Indiana family files lawsuit seeking $100M after duck boat accident Number 1: they want to know what happened. Why did their family members die? A duck boat sank in Arkansas in 1999, killing 13 people and prompting the NTSB to recommend changes to duck boats' design to make them less prone to capsizing. [Full Article...]

North Korea Expands Facilities at Missile Site

It was not the first time U.S. intelligence clashed with the president's optimism. There was activity at the Sanumdong site before President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , during which the two leaders discussed the future of the latter's nuclear weapons program. [Full Article...]

$100M lawsuit filed on behalf of Branson duck boat victims

$100M lawsuit filed on behalf of Branson duck boat victims The hybrid "duck" boats, with wheels allowing them to drive on roads but which can also travel on water, are popular with tourists in many cities. "What they found was those who had put on life preservers, the bouncy of the life preservers brought them to the top of the canopy where they couldn't get out". [Full Article...]

Ferguson Sues to Stop Spread of 3D-printed Gun Design Plans

Ferguson Sues to Stop Spread of 3D-printed Gun Design Plans In the legal complaint, released Monday afternoon, the states argue that once the 3D-printed weapon plans have been published to the internet on Wednesday, it will be "a bell that can not be un-rung". Its files include 3-D printable blueprints for a plastic AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle, a version of a weapon that has been used in many USA mass shootings, as well as other firearms. [Full Article...]

Two arrested for looting evacuated homes during California wildfires

Two arrested for looting evacuated homes during California wildfires San Bernardino County Fire Department firefighter James Lippen hoses down hot spots left behind by a wildfire, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Keswick, Calif. Other major wildfires were raging about 177km east of Los Angeles and near Yosemite National Park , which closed due to the blaze. One of those prompted the closure of much of California's Yosemite National Park. [Full Article...]

Powerful storm hits central and western Japan; 20 people injured

Powerful storm hits central and western Japan; 20 people injured Damage to property, such as roofs blown off by strong gusts, was also reported in several prefectures. The weather agency warned of heavy rain, landslides, strong winds and high waves, and urged people to consider early evacuation. Friday, was expected to affect the Tokyo area on Saturday afternoon and evening. Radar data showed there was rainfall of more than 120 millimeters per hour in Sakur... [Full Article...]

Video of harasser hitting woman in Paris street shocks France

Video of harasser hitting woman in Paris street shocks France Laguerre comments on the video: "This is an unacceptable behaviour". A French student has spoken out after she was harassed by a man in a Paris street and then hit in the face when she told him to stop. Paris prosecutors have responded to the attack on Marie Laguerre by opening an inquiry into sexual harassment and armed violence, although the man has yet to be traced. [Full Article...]

What you need to know before Paul Manafort’s trial

What you need to know before Paul Manafort’s trial Don't expect answers about Trump campaign coordination with the Russians to come out of the trial of US President Donald Trump's onetime campaign chairperson. He's the only American charged in the Mueller probe to opt for a trial. About 500 pieces of evidence have been submitted by investigators, including luxury watches and pictures of lavish homes, and up to 35 witnesses could be called. [Full Article...]

Iran's Economic Woes Worsen Before New US Sanctions Kick In

Iran's Economic Woes Worsen Before New US Sanctions Kick In On Sunday, the rial plunged to 112,000 on the unofficial market, down from about 97,500 rials on Saturday, according to foreign exchange website Bonbast .com. However, some maintained that US President Donald Trump's hostile rhetoric, including anticipations that he would scrap a landmark nuclear deal with Iran, had been effective in the deterioration of the Rial's depreciation. [Full Article...]

Is Imran Khan up to the prime minister's job?

Is Imran Khan up to the prime minister's job? Pakistan's Imran Khan is close to forming a coalition government and has decided on his Cabinet, which will name former Engro Corp head Asad Umar as finance minister. In a later press conference, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said his party also rejected the election results, but vowed it would try to convince the other parties to participate in the parliamentary process. [Full Article...]

TRUMP DIPLOMACY: The President Says He's 'WILLING TO MEET' Iranian Leaders

The US president's comments come a few days after he and Iran's leaders exchanged barbs threatening each other with war. . I ended the Iran deal . This was followed with reports, as recently as last night, that the USA is preparing to attack Iran. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gets major boost with Rand Paul backing

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gets major boost with Rand Paul backing The senator has also asked his constituents to send him questions for the meeting. Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, Sen. Manchin was one of three Democrats to support Gorsuch, along with Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Donnelly of Indiana. [Full Article...]

Van driver sacked for deliberately drenching pedestrians in Ottowa, Canada

Van driver sacked for deliberately drenching pedestrians in Ottowa, Canada The unnamed driver was captured on the dashcam of a auto in front veering across a main road and drenching three separate people in the Canadian capital, Ottawa. Black & McDonald, the firm he was working for and whose van he was driving, didn't waste any time in firing him, as they say in a statement to the official Facebook page . [Full Article...]

Ginsburg Speaks Out About Her Future on the Supreme Court

Ginsburg Speaks Out About Her Future on the Supreme Court Ginsburg assured that she wasn't leaving Capitol Hill any time soon at a press gathering following a production of " The Originalist " in NY, a play about Justice Antonin Scalia , who passed away in 2016. A lover of the arts, Ginsburg for a time used a painting to talk about her future on the court. The work by German emigre artist Josef Albers was gone about eight years but has since returned, ... [Full Article...]

Syrian Kurds say they will 'chart roadmap to decentralized Syria' with Damascus

Syrian Kurds say they will 'chart roadmap to decentralized Syria' with Damascus A Syrian Kurdish group says it has agreed to work with the government of President Bashar al-Assad on "a roadmap to a democratic and decentralized Syria". Speaking at a UN Security Council session on Friday, Syria's acting charge d'affaires at the UN Abdullah Hallaq said all global dealings in the country must be with the Syrian government "and not the so-called local councils, which are really on... [Full Article...]


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