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White House flag lowered again for McCain

John McCain was well known for his support of Phoenix's professional sports teams during his time as a USA senator from Arizona, but his bond with Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald was especially strong. Trump, when he returned to Washington, altered his stance, but nearly daily assails the investigation into the election interference. Senators have time to decide what the best memoria... [Full Article...]

Thousands of bees besiege hot dog stand in New York's Times Square

Thousands of bees besiege hot dog stand in New York's Times Square Manhattan locals got quite the surprise today when a swarm of bees shut down a busy street after they made a decision to call a shop umbrella their home. It took the man about 20 minutes to vacuum up the bees. "It's scary. What's it doing in the middle of town?" Eventually, a beekeeper did arrive on the scene to suck up the bees with a special vacuum. [Full Article...]

Arizona Senate primary run in Trump's shadow

Arizona Senate primary run in Trump's shadow Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, who must name a replacement to fill McCain's seat for the next two years, will closely watch the contest. McCain died Saturday after a yearlong battle with brain cancer . McSally, Ward and Arpaio all campaigned on their various connections to Trump during the primary. Trump has not endorsed in the race, but he has had praise for McSally. [Full Article...]

3 earthquakes strike western Iran; 1 killed, 100 injured

3 earthquakes strike western Iran; 1 killed, 100 injured The epicenter of the quake was nearly 6 miles from the city of Tazehabad and about 19 miles from the city of Javanrud. The head of the emergency department Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Saeb Sharidari, told state news agency IRNA that two people were killed and 241 people injured, six critically. [Full Article...]

Texan says he's selling 3D-printed gun plans, despite ruling

Texan says he's selling 3D-printed gun plans, despite ruling Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson announced during a rare media appearance Tuesday that he has begun selling 3-D printable firearms files online. They were available for purchase at a suggested price of US$10 each. Wilson insisted that the digital files had already been available elsewhere online for years, and that barring him from distributing the content was akin to free speech censorsh... [Full Article...]

14-Foot Giant Squid Washes Up On New Zealand Beach

14-Foot Giant Squid Washes Up On New Zealand Beach The guys then called the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research to have the squid picked up. "How lucky are we to have these huge sea dwellers around our shores lately", one amazed viewer commented . "It was pretty clean, nothing major on it", Daniel Aplin explained. Despite being the world's largest invertebrates , not much is known about giant squid , due largely to ... [Full Article...]

Referendum on Proposed Anti-Corruption Laws Falls Short in Colombia

Referendum on Proposed Anti-Corruption Laws Falls Short in Colombia Questions five and six would have strengthened accountability and transparency among legislators, requiring that federal lawmakers justify their participation in Congressional votes, which 99.6 of voters supported. With 99 percent reporting, just 11.6 million people had voted, under a third of the 36.4 million eligible voters. In a televised speech late on Sunday, Duque urged lawmakers to supp... [Full Article...]

Trump to Republican voters: 'I love Florida' and endorse Ron DeSantis

Trump to Republican voters: 'I love Florida' and endorse Ron DeSantis DeSantis even aired a light-hearted TV ad in the primary showing him teaching his toddler daughter to build a wall and to say, "Make America Great Again". A poll conducted for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) shows Mucarsel-Powell trailing Curbelo 41-48 percent. The Tampa Bay Times politics staff is here to walk you through what's sure to be a wild day in Florida politics ... [Full Article...]

Almost 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico linked to Hurricane Maria

Almost 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico linked to Hurricane Maria SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico's governor raised the USA territory's official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975 on Tuesday after an independent study found that the number of people who succumbed in the desperate, sweltering aftermath had been severely undercounted. [Full Article...]

Saudi strikes on Yemen may amount to war crimes

Saudi strikes on Yemen may amount to war crimes The US isn't directly involved in the fighting, but it backs the Saudi coalition and, along with other nations, supplies arms. The attacks came as tens of the military unit's members began to withdraw from their positions in the face of a massive assault by Yemeni forces backed by Ansarullah fighters. [Full Article...]

Blow for France's Macron as star environment minister quits

Blow for France's Macron as star environment minister quits Mr Hulot, 62, has been described as the French equivalent of Sir David Attenborough. "We're taking little steps, and France is doing a lot more than other countries, but are little steps enough?... He had also faced criticism from fellow green campaigners, who accused him of failing to influence the Macron government sufficiently after he lost battles with his colleagues in the agriculture a... [Full Article...]

Trump colors United States national flag wrong during visit to OH children's hospital

Trump colors United States national flag wrong during visit to OH children's hospital The US president was visiting children in Columbus, Ohio with his health secretary Alex Azar and wife Melania Trump when he made the mistake. Azar may not have realized it at the time, but the image shows that Trump had colored a blue stripe onto the American flag. [Full Article...]

Google Blasts Donald Trump’s Claims That Its Biased Against Conservatives

Google Blasts Donald Trump’s Claims That Its Biased Against Conservatives Trump tweeted . He said this "very serious situation-will be addressed!" The president added that the amount of "bad" news about him showing up in Google news results would need to be "addressed". frogs gay" ) is closer to center than NPR, the BBC, or the New York Times . Hmm... Googling "Trump news", here's a screenshot of the results. He has maintained a running feud with Amazon and jus... [Full Article...]

White House Flag Is Lowered a 2nd Time

John McCain , who died Saturday at 81 a year after being diagnosed with brain cancer. Davis said Monday that Trump will not be attending the funeral or memorial services in Washington for McCain, and that Vice President Pence will serve as the administration designee at a ceremony Friday at the U.S. [Full Article...]

Iran and Syria sign deal for military cooperation

Iran and Syria sign deal for military cooperation Iran says its presence in Syria is at the invitation of the Syrian government. Hatami signed the bilateral agreement after talks with Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and Defense Minister General Ali Abdullah Ayyoub. The Russian Defense Ministry, which called the allegations of a chemical attack a false flag operation, said on Monday it had noticed Washington was building up its military fo... [Full Article...]

Mom: 9-Year-Old Killed Himself After Being Bullied for 4 Days

Mom: 9-Year-Old Killed Himself After Being Bullied for 4 Days The letter said that Jamel's death was "an unexpected loss for our school community" and told parents of signs of stress to watch for in their children. "Hearing them, without responding and without feeling like you have to solve all of their problems", said Kamb. "We should have accountability for bullying", she told KDVR. [Full Article...]

Iran Urges UN Court To Halt 'Economic Aggression' By U.S.

Iran Urges UN Court To Halt 'Economic Aggression' By U.S. He said they were needed to ensure Iran never builds a nuclear bomb. In oral arguments in The Hague, Iran's representative Mohsen Mohebi accused Washington of plotting his country's "economic strangulation". Iran's currency has lost around half its value since April. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the USA this week of waging a "psychological war" against Tehran and it... [Full Article...]

Giant squid-mutant discovered on the beach in New Zealand

A spokesperson for the Department of Conservation told Stuff that giant squid corpses like this washing up is " not common " but also " not rare " and that its relatively small size meant that there would be no point keeping it for study. [Full Article...]

President Uhuru Kenyatta signs multi-billion shilling deal with U.S companies

President Uhuru Kenyatta signs multi-billion shilling deal with U.S companies President Trump assured that his administration will continue to work with Kenya to grow their partnerships in trade, investments and security. Kenyatta says his country and the USA have signed two agreements that will allow American companies to invest $238m for projects in the African nation. [Full Article...]

Seeking Brexit friends, United Kingdom aims to be Africa's top investor

Seeking Brexit friends, United Kingdom aims to be Africa's top investor NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27- Talks on enhancing the fight against terrorism in Kenya and the region will largely feature during British Prime Minister Theresa May's visit in the country this week . "Africa stands right on the cusp of playing a transformative role in the global economy", she added. "A more prosperous, growing and trading Africa is in all of our interests and its incredible potential w... [Full Article...]


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