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Alaska hunter fighting for life after bear he shot lands on him

Alaska hunter fighting for life after bear he shot lands on him Troopers spokesman Tim DeSpain told KTVA that Saturday's incident involved a 200-pound black bear that died in the process. Tennyson was reportedly uninjured, but McCormick was hand carried to a LifeMed helicopter and transported to Anchorage Providence with life threatening injuries. [Full Article...]

Iran Guard launches missiles into Syria over parade attack

Iran Guard launches missiles into Syria over parade attack ISTANBUL-Iran on Monday launched missile strikes on what it said were Sunni Islamic extremist hideouts in eastern Syria, a move it portrayed as retaliation for a deadly terrorist attack on an Iranian military parade last month. However, the city has been targeted even now by IS militants who have lost nearly all the territory they once held in both Syria and Iraq. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Kh... [Full Article...]

Indonesian troops head to disaster area

Indonesian troops head to disaster area President Joko Widodo has opened the door to dozens of worldwide aid groups and NGOs to help reach remote areas that still have not been reached since the twin disasters. Nugroho, bemoaning a fall in funding, said none of Indonesia's tsunami buoys, one type of instrument used to detect the waves, had been operating since 2012. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation interviews Boulder woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

Federal Bureau of Investigation interviews Boulder woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct The bureau has up to a week to interview witnesses and report to the White House, which will forward the findings to the Senate before a confirmation vote. "I graduated from high school and while I did not drink, I saw a lot of people drinking", he said. Flake remains a pivotal swing vote with the potential to sink Kavanaugh's nomination, making him the target of liberal demands to keep him of... [Full Article...]

'Tyrants of Tehran': Netanyahu slams Iran & anti-Semitism at United Nations in speech

'Tyrants of Tehran': Netanyahu slams Iran & anti-Semitism at United Nations in speech The Israeli leader has a penchant for visual aids when discussing the looming threat posed by Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program. The "craft show" by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Iran's nuclear program can not cover up Israel's secret nuclear weapons program, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday. [Full Article...]

Trump Holds MAGA Rally in West Virginia

Trump Holds MAGA Rally in West Virginia It will delay by at least a week a Senate vote on confirming Kavanaugh, who would fill an opening and help shift the high court's balance to the right. The president has frequented West Virginia, which is the closest strongly pro-Trump state to Washington, throughout his presidency. The panel followed up Friday by voting 11-10, along strict party lines, to recommend that the full Senate confirm ... [Full Article...]

Canada, U.S. reach deal to save NAFTA as trilateral trade pact

Just last night, the negotiating teams from Canada, Mexico and the USA, including Canada's minister of Foreign Affairs, Chyrstia Freeland, reached a new agreement to replace NAFTA and the new trade deal marks the beginning of the end. [Full Article...]

GOP Moderates Flex Muscle As White House Broadens Scope Of Kavanaugh Probe

The stunning reversal capped two weeks of allegations, followed by furious denials, that roiled prospects for Trump's nominee, a conservative federal appeals court judge once expected to easily become the second Trump nominee to win a lifetime appointment to the top USA court. [Full Article...]

North Korea says war's end can't be bargaining chip for denuclearization: KCNA

North Korea says war's end can't be bargaining chip for denuclearization: KCNA The agreement to clear mines, the first such effort since the early 2000s, was among a package of tension-easing deals struck by the Koreas' defense chiefs on the sidelines of a leaders' summit last month in Pyongyang . There, they'll search for the remains of soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War, the South's Defense Ministry said. They also reportedly dismantled propaganda, loudspea... [Full Article...]

'You're not thinking, you never do,' Donald Trump tells female reporter

'You're not thinking, you never do,' Donald Trump tells female reporter Trump instantly shot down the question suggesting that Vega was out of line because the subject of the press conference was the forthcoming trade deal. "The FBI should do what they have to do to get to the answer", the president said. Not only has he been dogged for years about misconduct toward women, but Trump's pending Supreme Court nominee has faced related allegations. [Full Article...]

Republicans' prosecutor says Brett Kavanaugh's accuser has weak case

Republicans' prosecutor says Brett Kavanaugh's accuser has weak case Rachel Mitchell issued a five-page report in which she said Christine Blasey Ford's accusation that Kavanaugh assaulted her at a small, suburban house party in 1982 normally would be "incredibly hard to prove". Kavanaugh's appointment and the subsequent hearings in Washington have turned into political issues in campaigns back home , with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner calling for the proces... [Full Article...]

Trump’s New Trade Deal Is a Win for the Stock Market

Trump’s New Trade Deal Is a Win for the Stock Market In a joint statement, U.S.Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said the accord would be renamed the USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement). Under the new de minimis levels, he said if shoppers buy something from an online US retailer for $39 with free shipping it will be cheaper than if you buy the item at a Canadian retailer at th... [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh lied about drinking - classmate

Brett Kavanaugh lied about drinking - classmate Who are Mr Kavanaugh's accusers? During the rounds of questioning by senators and a hired prosecutor, Rachel Mitchell, Kavanaugh was dogged in his attempts to dismantle the image of him as an aggressive, frequent drinker who would often consume alcohol to the point of blacking out. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh testimony credited with spike in calls to sex assault hotline

Kavanaugh testimony credited with spike in calls to sex assault hotline Christine Blasey Ford's testimony in which she alleged that Kavanaugh assaulted her in the early 1980s. She said she managed to escape when another boy who was in the room jumped on the bed where she was allegedly being held down and groped by Kavanaugh. [Full Article...]

Indonesian man yells 'oh God' as tsunami wave crushes homes on beachfront

Indonesian man yells 'oh God' as tsunami wave crushes homes on beachfront The Indonesian Air Force confirmed that a Hercules aircraft carrying an unspecified number of survivors was able to leave Palu for South Sulawesi's capital of Makassar. Adi told AFP he was hugging his wife by the beach in Palu when the tsunami struck, and has not seen her since. "My sister was found embracing her father", he said. [Full Article...]

Trump says he wants 'comprehensive' FBI investigation of Kavanaugh

Trump says he wants 'comprehensive' FBI investigation of Kavanaugh Both Flake and Coons agreed that if Kavanaugh is found to have lied to the committee - the judge's nomination will be over. The White House had no immediate comment about Ludington's accusations. Now Kavanaugh's confirmation, which seemed certain a few weeks ago, has been thrown into question. As the FBI investigates, a former Yale University classmate accused Kavanaugh of not being truthful a... [Full Article...]

Iranian fires missiles into Syria over parade attack

The Guard website carried a statement after the missile attack on eastern Syria this morning. Iran said on Monday it struck jihadists in Syria with ballistic missiles in retaliation for a deadly attack on an Iranian military parade, warning the "real punishment" was still to come. [Full Article...]

How The FBI Will Investigate The Brett Kavanaugh Allegations

How The FBI Will Investigate The Brett Kavanaugh Allegations Trump initially opposed such an investigation as allegations began mounting but relented and ordered one on Friday. Democrats and Republicans have argued about whether a week is enough time to carry out a thorough investigation. A Yale classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh tells The New Yorker's Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer that he's been trying to contact the Federal Bureau of... [Full Article...]

Amal Clooney calls on Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to pardon Reuters reporters

Amal Clooney calls on Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to pardon Reuters reporters Although Suu Kyi's leadership post does not give her control over Myanmar's powerful military, her failure to stop what the United Nations has labeled a " textbook example of ethnic cleansing " by army soldiers against minority Rohingya Muslims in the country's western Rakhine state has drawn almost universal opprobrium. [Full Article...]

1,200 convicts escape Indonesian prisons in quake-tsunami zone

President Joko Widodo agreed to accept worldwide help on Sunday night, Thomas Lembong said. A tsunami warning was issued after the natural disaster hit on Friday, but many people in Palu did not receive alerts because of power cuts caused by the tremor. [Full Article...]


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