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Defense expected to rest its case in Chicago officer's trial

Defense expected to rest its case in Chicago officer's trial Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke dabs his eyes as he testifies in his murder trial Tuesday Oct. 2, 2018, in Chicago , for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald . Van Dyke's lawyers have portrayed McDonald as an unruly, threatening criminal who was under the influence of a drug. Although the knife is still in his hand, he doesn't appear to be trying to get up and is barely moving bef... [Full Article...]

Pompeo plans to meet with Kim Jong Un again in Pyongyang

Pompeo plans to meet with Kim Jong Un again in Pyongyang The trip would be Pompeo's fourth to North Korea and comes a month after Trump canceled a trip the top United States diplomat had planned for August. Washington has requested that North Korea provide a complete inventory of its weapons programs before they will take any measures toward peace, according to an October 1 Reuters article. [Full Article...]

President Trump speaks out against protesters harassing senators

President Trump speaks out against protesters harassing senators He also pointed out the professionally made signs protesters are holding, saying they are paid for by leftist billionaire George Soros and others, adding, its not a grassroots movement. President Trump on Friday slammed protesters demonstrating against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh - accusing them without evidence of being "paid professionals". [Full Article...]

Iraq's Murad and Congolese Mukwege win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Iraq's Murad and Congolese Mukwege win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize The head of the Norwegian Nobel Committee says this year's Nobel Peace winners were chosen to draw attention to the fact that "women are. actually used as weapons of war". Last year's Peace Prize victor was the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons . The prize this year is worth nine million Swedish kronor (£777,000). [Full Article...]

Pres. Trump Signs New Anti-Terrorism Strategy With Focus On Ideology

Pres. Trump Signs New Anti-Terrorism Strategy With Focus On Ideology In releasing the first national counterterrorism strategy since 2011, the Trump administration is working to take a drastically different approach than that of the former administration, according to senior USA officials. This includes both a military prong and other efforts to counter the spread of radical ideologies. The strategy also places greater emphasis on protecting the homeland, preve... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh Releases Surprise Op-Ed Before Confirmation Vote

Kavanaugh Releases Surprise Op-Ed Before Confirmation Vote However, critics, including former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens , are now saying Kavanaugh's passionate defense before the Senate shows he doesn't have the right temperament to sit on the court. He denied the allegation and painted himself as the victim of a "political hit". Flake demanded the limited FBI investigation last week after being cornered in an elevator by screaming ... [Full Article...]

Former South Korean President Gets 15 Years Jail Over Corruption Charges

Former South Korean President Gets 15 Years Jail Over Corruption Charges His conviction is yet another blow to conservatives in South Korea . The Seoul Central District Court found Lee only responsible for about $21.7 million in embezzled funds, citing a lack of evidence from the prosecution for the full $35 million. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump in Minnesota: Sen. Al Franken Folded 'Like A Wet Rag'

Donald Trump in Minnesota: Sen. Al Franken Folded 'Like A Wet Rag' The outcome in Minnesota could prove critical as Republicans seek to counter Democratic enthusiasm in the midterm elections. " He was gone so fast", Trump continued on", it was like oh he did something, oh oh oh, I resign, I quit". He narrowly lost Minnesota in 2016, but Minnesota is a big battleground for the 2018 midterms. President Trump also said the confirmation process hasn't gone ... [Full Article...]

French investigate wherabouts of Interpol chief after wife reports him missing

French investigate wherabouts of Interpol chief after wife reports him missing The official said Meng did arrive in China. His wife last had contact with him before he went to China about a week ago. The statement specified that Interpol's secretary general, and not its president, is responsible for the global police agency's operations. [Full Article...]

Russian agents expelled from Netherlands over cyber attack plot

Russian agents expelled from Netherlands over cyber attack plot The United States and other Western nations levelled a torrent of new allegations against Moscow's secretive GRU military spy agency on Thursday, accusing its agents of hacking anti-doping agencies, plane crash investigations and a chemical weapons probe as well as launching cyberattacks that rocked America's 2016 election and crippled Ukraine in 2017. [Full Article...]

Congolese Mukwege, Iraq's Murad win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Congolese Mukwege, Iraq's Murad win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize In this Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014 file photo, Doctor Denis Mukwege , from the Democratic Republic of Congo, a gynecologist who specializes in treating victims of rape and extreme sexual violence, waves as he gets the Sakharov Prize at the European Parliament in Strasbourg eastern France. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh: Hundreds arrested in Supreme Court protest

On Thursday, thousands of protesters marched on the Supreme Court and the Hart Senate Office Building bearing signs that said "Believe Survivors" and "Kava-Nope" while chanting against the candidate. Some Republicans had said portions of the report should be released, but Corker said Thursday he no longer thought it was worth making public. The spokesman did not respond to a request for commen... [Full Article...]

Pivotal GOP senators hit Trump for mocking Kavanaugh accuser

Pivotal GOP senators hit Trump for mocking Kavanaugh accuser Ford ". The president lavished praise on Kavanaugh at the rally, and the crowd responded with similar enthusiasm, breaking out into chants of, " We want Kavanaugh! ". Also a Kavanaugh friend she says was in the room. Anticipation for the report built as Republicans assessed the impact of Trump's Tuesday night tirade against Ford. [Full Article...]

John Paul Stevens Is Still Alive, Also Doesn't Think Kavanaugh Belongs

John Paul Stevens Is Still Alive, Also Doesn't Think Kavanaugh Belongs In " Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution ", Stevens lauded the younger judge for a ruling he issued regarding political contributions. In 2010, Stevens retired from the bench after serving for 35 years - one of the longest tenured justices in history. That professional respect faded, however, after Kavanaugh's rage-filled diatribe alleging a left-wing conspiracy against... [Full Article...]

Australia to exempt sanitary products from sales tax

Australia to exempt sanitary products from sales tax Great news for your Wednesday morning - the Australian government is finally going to scrap the tampon tax , for real this time. "That recommendation to the caucus will reflect the fact that I want to see the legislation passed but will also reflect the fact that I want to see the legislation improve", he told Sky News on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh Reportedly Knew Of Ramirez’s Claims Months In Advance

Ramirez claims that Kavanaugh drunkenly exposed himself to her at a party decades ago. Both the new and earlier letters are signed by William Pittard, a partner at Kaiser Dillon PLLC, the law firm representing Ramirez in Washington, D.C. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh Says ‘We're Loud, Obnoxious Drunks’ In 1983 Letter

Brett Kavanaugh Says ‘We're Loud, Obnoxious Drunks’ In 1983 Letter A note, written in advance of the excursion by a teenage Kavanaugh, hints at the planned debauchery Kavanaugh expected during the beach outing. "I think we are unanimous that any girls we can beg to stay there are welcomed with open....", Kavanaugh wrote . [Full Article...]

Russia: Accusations of Spies Behind Cyber Attacks Are 'Diabolical' Cocktail

Russia scathingly accused the West of "spy mania", with the Russian foreign office describing the accusations as "propaganda directed against our country". The receipt was found when the suspects were detained earlier this year before being expelled from the Netherlands. In the boot was electronic equipment to intercept the OPCW's Wi-Fi as well as login codes at the organisation, with the a... [Full Article...]

Teen's body found in mining pool, 6 divers drown looking for him

Teen's body found in mining pool, 6 divers drown looking for him Sepang police chief Abdul Aziz Ali told Bernama that the rescuers were following standard operating procedure and were all tied up to a single rope. There was one previous case when we lost two members of the department. "We carried out CPR but could not save them". Mohammad Hamdan said JBPM would look at every aspect of the welfare of the families of the victims including in terms of compen... [Full Article...]

Senators To Review New FBI Material On Brett Kavanaugh

Senators To Review New FBI Material On Brett Kavanaugh Sen. Jeff Flake , R-Ariz., told reporters: "I'm still reviewing the information but we've seen no additional information yet" that would corroborate the allegations. "The harsh and unfair treatment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh is having an incredible upward impact on voters", he tweeted. "It was better for the American people, the integrity of the system, the United States Congress and the Supreme ... [Full Article...]


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