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Tennessee set to execute murderer by electric chair on Thursday

Tennessee set to execute murderer by electric chair on Thursday Asked by the warden whether he had any last words before he was executed, Miller replied: "Beats being on death row ", department spokesman Tylee Tracer said. Earlier Thursday evening, the U.S. supreme court rejected Miller's final appeals. Any death row inmate who was convicted of a capital offense before January 1, 1999, can instead choose electrocution over lethal injection, according ... [Full Article...]

Pentagon sends flight over Ukraine following Russian naval incident

Pentagon sends flight over Ukraine following Russian naval incident Normally these flights are arranged well in advance. In this case, Ukraine requested a flight and the USA agreed to conduct it over an uncontested portion of Ukraine territory. Poroshenko said he plans to send navy ships in response to Russia's blocking of the Kerch Strait , which links the Black Sea with the Sea of Azov, a key waterway. [Full Article...]

Saturday could bring another storm for north country

Saturday could bring another storm for north country For starters, the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch from 7 a.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday for a good bit of Georgia, including Cobb. Tulsa, Oklahoma, will see some ice, as well as snow of 1 to 2 inches. About four to eight inches of snow and some ice are expected over eastern New Mexico , western Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle on Friday, meteorologists said. [Full Article...]

Comey testifies at House hearing he calls 'desperate' attack on investigators

Comey testifies at House hearing he calls 'desperate' attack on investigators Comey, who was subpoenaed, spoke to the GOP-led House judiciary and oversight and government reform committees for almost seven hours behind closed doors, later telling reporters that they were "talking again about Hillary Clinton's emails, for heaven's sakes". [Full Article...]

Last CCTV shot of backpack girl revealed as alarm grows

Last CCTV shot of backpack girl revealed as alarm grows He said she typically "bombarded" the family with messages and photographs. A post by her brother had been shared on social media nearly 40,000 times. Beard said Millane's father was on his way to New Zealand. The Foreign Office confirmed it was lending its support to Auckland police. Detective Inspector Scott Beard appealed for anyone who was at the City LIfe Hotel who could provide informa... [Full Article...]

Australia’s new anti-encryption laws are bad news for Apple

Australia’s new anti-encryption laws are bad news for Apple The laws will help security agencies nab terrorists, child sex offenders and other serious criminals, Australia's Attorney-General Christian Porter was quoted as saying. That means that while the content could be intercepted or obtained via a warrant, it couldn't be read in plain text without the keys. The most high-profile clash over security and privacy was between Apple and the US' FBI, w... [Full Article...]

Body found in search for backpacker last seen alive day before birthday

Body found in search for backpacker last seen alive day before birthday Police said Sunday they are conducting a full scene examination of an area in Henderson, West Auckland. Detective Inspector Scott Beard says this is a methodical and slow process and is expected to take all day. A 26-year-old man has been charged with murder and is due to appear at Auckland District Court on Monday. Ms Millane from Wickford, Essex, graduated from the University of Lincoln in S... [Full Article...]

Prosecutors Recommend 'Substantial' Prison Time for Michael Cohen Despite His Assistance

Prosecutors Recommend 'Substantial' Prison Time for Michael Cohen Despite His Assistance The court filings will close out a week in which Mueller's team for the first time provided some details of the help they've received from former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn. Cohen did not follow up on the offer, the filing says. In Washington, Mueller also detailed multiple "lies" that former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort, 69, told investigators, leading to a terminati... [Full Article...]

Conditions met for Assange to leave Ecuador embassy in London: President

Conditions met for Assange to leave Ecuador embassy in London: President The UK has told Ecuador that Assange's jail time would not exceed six months and that he would not face extradition to a country where he would face the death penalty. "We do not see the British changing their point of view, they continue to insist that he appear before the courts", said Valencia. Assange sought asylum at the embassy in 2012 while facing allegations of sex crimes in Sweden . [Full Article...]

United Nations in Lebanon Confirms Israel Claim of Border Tunnel

United Nations in Lebanon Confirms Israel Claim of Border Tunnel Israel's occupation forces said this week it had identified a number of passages and sent diggers and troops close the front line with Lebanon to block them. 5, 2018. "UNIFIL is now engaged with the parties to pursue urgent follow-up action", it said. On the first day of Operation Northern Shield , the Israeli Army said it destroyed a Hezbollah terror tunnel from the Lebanese village of Kaf... [Full Article...]

U.S. Warships to 'Challenge' Russia in Both Eastern, Western Waters

U.S. Warships to 'Challenge' Russia in Both Eastern, Western Waters Nor did the Navy leave any ambiguity about why the USS McCampbell made the journey. "USSMcCampbell sailed in the vicinity of the Peter the Great Gulf, thus challenging the excessive Maritime claims of Russian Federation and defending the rights, freedoms and lawful uses of the sea enjoyed by the U.S. [Full Article...]

Kiev seeks consultations of Budapest memo signatories over Kerch Strait standoff

Kiev seeks consultations of Budapest memo signatories over Kerch Strait standoff The vessels were attempting to pass through the Kerch Strait, which is located between Russia's mainland and the Crimean Peninsula that Russian Federation annexed from Ukraine in 2014. Ukraine has declared martial law in some regions and banned entry to Russian men aged 16 to 60. Ukraine says Russian Federation had blocked traffic around the Kerch Strait, but Russian Federation says the passag... [Full Article...]

Venezuelan president arrives in Moscow seeking support

Venezuelan president arrives in Moscow seeking support Turkey is the largest importer of Venezuelan non-monetary gold. Maduro said the two countries will build on the economic and diplomatic foundations. As a result of inefficient economic policies and failed experiments, that Venezuelan consumers in the end pay a high price, which includes the compulsory government-approved cryptocurrency Petro. [Full Article...]

In White House shake-up, Kelly's departure now seems certain

In White House shake-up, Kelly's departure now seems certain Trump often vacillated between criticizing and praising Kelly , sometimes within minutes of each other . Speaking to reporters on Saturday as he was leaving the White House to attend the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia, Trump said an announcement on Kelly's replacement would come in the next few days. [Full Article...]

Hundreds of 'yellow vest' protesters are detained in Paris

Hundreds of 'yellow vest' protesters are detained in Paris Blue armoured vehicles rumbled across cobblestone streets from the Arc de Triomphe across toward eastern Paris as scattered demonstrations spread around the city. "We had to come to Paris to be heard", said protester Herve Benoit, arriving with three friends from the Dordogne in western France. Prized Paris monuments and normally bustling shopping meccas were locked down Saturday at the height o... [Full Article...]

Man who ran over Charlottesville protester guilty of murder

Man who ran over Charlottesville protester guilty of murder Among other evidence in the case, jurors saw Fields, of Maumee, Ohio, marching and chanting with white nationalists, a meme Fields had posted months earlier of a vehicle plowing into a crowd, and a text message he sent his mother the day before the auto attack that included a photo of Adolf Hitler. [Full Article...]

Six dead, 35 injured in nightclub stampede on Italy's coast

Six dead, 35 injured in nightclub stampede on Italy's coast Around 1,000 people had entered the club to watch Sera Ebbasta perform at the club, situated on the central Adriatic coast. More than 100 other people were injured, including 13 who were seriously hurt, officials said. The disaster occurred at around 1 a.m. local time (0000 UTC). "The bouncers were getting the persons out", one unidentified witness told RAI state radio. [Full Article...]

US, South Korea to hold talks on North’s denuclearization

US, South Korea to hold talks on North’s denuclearization North Korea's foreign minister arrived in key ally China on Thursday for talks amid stalled efforts to persuade his government to dismantle its nuclear weapons programs. Bolton's comments Tuesday underscored the lack of progress the U.S. has made in moving North Korea closer to the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization Washington is seeking, and the concessions it has been making ... [Full Article...]

Grace Millane: Disappearance of British backpacker being investigated as murder

Grace Millane: Disappearance of British backpacker being investigated as murder Ms Millane left the United Kingdom six weeks ago to travel the world after finishing university. "A 26-year-old man was located at a central Auckland address by police". He also said investigators were looking into her credit card activity to see the last time she made a transaction. The British backpacker, who graduated from the University of Lincoln in September, had been travelling alone in... [Full Article...]

Mueller’s team grilled John Kelly about possible Trump obstruction

Mueller’s team grilled John Kelly about possible Trump obstruction McGahn had refused to publicly deny the reporting. Trump has engaged in talks with Nick Ayers , the vice president's chief of staff, about taking over the position, advisers said. Kelly is the latest high-ranking White House official known to have given information for Mueller's probe. Trump is further expected to announce Heather Nauert as the new USA ambassador to the United Nations on Frid... [Full Article...]


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