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More Najib aides to be questioned over 1MDB

More Najib aides to be questioned over 1MDB Among them were 1,400 necklaces, 2,200 rings, 2,100 bangles, 2,800 pairs of earrings, 1,600 brooches, and 14 tiaras . Allegations of massive corruption were a major factor behind the shock election loss of ex-premier Najib's long-ruling coalition in elections last month to a reformist alliance headed by Mahathir Mohamad. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court justice's retirement is a gift for Donald Trump

Supreme Court justice's retirement is a gift for Donald Trump The 81-year-old Kennedy said in a statement he was stepping down after more than 30 years. "One is whether the president has an authority to say that there are countries that whose visa vetting systems we don't trust and therefore we're not going to allow people to come in, and another whether it's a good idea". [Full Article...]

Israeli missiles strike near Damascus airport, Syrian state media claims

Israeli missiles strike near Damascus airport, Syrian state media claims State news agency SANA said the strike came shortly after midnight, a week into a Syrian government offensive against rebel-held territories in the southwestern region, which borders Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and Jordan. Tuesday's attack near the Damascus airport was the latest blamed on Israel. SANA said the strike is part of Israel's support for the opposition fighters amid their "m... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump to visit immigrant children holding centers

Melania Trump to visit immigrant children holding centers The complaint said the administration's policy is also unconstitutional in part because it is "motivated by animus and a desire to harm" immigrants arriving from Latin America. Morrell and other Democrats who supported it said the legislation wasn't an attack on Edwards, but showed that Louisiana doesn't approve of the Trump administration's approach to illegal immigration. [Full Article...]

European Union leaders to hold mini-migration summit as crisis festers

European Union leaders to hold mini-migration summit as crisis festers Leaders appeared to agree on the need to shore up external borders, expand the EU's border agency Frontex, and increase efforts in African states to prevent people from reaching Libya to take boats towards Italy . They had received food and water from Malta, and medical supplies and blankets provided by two other German rescue ships, the Sea-Eye and Sea-Watch, said Mission Lifeline spokesman Ax... [Full Article...]

Weary GOP tries to push immigration reform — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Weary GOP tries to push immigration reform — WHAT'S HAPPENING The measure under discussion in the Senate would address a flaw in the executive order Trump issued last week mandating that migrant children and parents not be separated during their detention. "If we bring in 30 cellphones, they're going to call that number, they're not going to reach 30 children", said Garcia, whose organisation has been working with federal authorities to assist immigrants f... [Full Article...]

#JusticeForJunior: Lala Anthony & Carmelo Anthony Visit Lesandro 'Junior' Guzman-Feliz's Family

#JusticeForJunior: Lala Anthony & Carmelo Anthony Visit Lesandro 'Junior' Guzman-Feliz's Family He tried to run to St. Barnabas Hospital just a block away, but police say he ended up collapsing on the sidewalk. Authorities believe the suspects were part of the gang and their weapon of choice is primarily a machete, which was used to injure and thus kill Guzman-Feliz. [Full Article...]

Alameda County strike team arrives at out-of-control Lake County wildfire

Alameda County strike team arrives at out-of-control Lake County wildfire Firefighters also prioritized keeping the burn back from major roads but weren't consistently successful and they had to fight the fire on both sides of the main thoroughfare, County Road 221, much of the day. The fire is mostly burning through what he called "steep, dry terrain" that had been red-flagged for fire danger prior to the fire. The latest evacuation information can be found here. [Full Article...]

In sign of detente, North Korea skips annual anti-US rally

In sign of detente, North Korea skips annual anti-US rally North Korea and South Korea have also agreed to resume the reunions of war-torn families in mid-August. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with U.S. North Korea has noticeably toned down its anti-Washington rhetoric over the past several months to create a more conciliatory atmosphere for the summit and avoid souring attempts by both sides to reduce tensions and increase dialogue. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Passes on Reviewing Gerrymandering Case in North Carolina

Supreme Court Passes on Reviewing Gerrymandering Case in North Carolina As a practical matter, that probably means none of the partisan gerrymandering cases are likely to get back to SCOTUS before the term-after-next, which means the issue could well hang fire right up until the 2020 elections that will set the table for the next round of decennial redistricting. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump's infamous jacket starts a fashion trend

Melania Trump's infamous jacket starts a fashion trend Within a few hours of seeing Melania Trump's coat, the founder of Wildfang tells The Blast that the company "decided as a team we wanted to do something, this could not go unnoticed, so we put our heads together and went with impact". Monday through Friday. In fact, while President Trump says his "zero tolerance" policy remains in effect, there's widespread confusion over what that means. [Full Article...]

Woman taunted over cooking poisons family's food, kills five

Woman taunted over cooking poisons family's food, kills five Soon after dinner, most of the guests began complaining of stomachache and dizziness. Several other victims remain in hospital the woman has been charged with murder and is due to appear in court. She poisoned the food at her relative's housewarming party. "Pradnya claims that since her marriage two years ago, she has been insulted regularly for her dark complexion and accused of not being abl... [Full Article...]

1 million expected to gather for San Francisco Pride Parade, festivities

1 million expected to gather for San Francisco Pride Parade, festivities New York's march, often the most attended Pride parade in the world, is always a sight to behold. At least two million people were expected as the 49th annual Pride March made its way through Midtown and Greenwich Village Sunday. In previous years the march started on 5th Avenue and ended on Christopher Street, in the heart of the city's gay district - but in a break with tradition the parade took... [Full Article...]

Government details how separated families will be reunited - eventually

Government details how separated families will be reunited - eventually The guidance came days after President Donald Trump abruptly reversed course on his administration's decision to refer all adults caught crossing the border illegally for prosecution, including those with children - a decision that resulted in more 2,500 children being taken away from their parents in the nearly two months it was in place. [Full Article...]

Restaurant refuses to serve Trump spokeswoman

Restaurant refuses to serve Trump spokeswoman She tried to explain, as she would spend most of the rest of the day explaining, that there were several restaurants in the country named the Red Hen , and that this one was in Old Saybrook, Conn. "I'm not a huge fan of confrontation", Wilkinson explained to The Washington Post . I really do. But, this tone is disgusting. "I think the restaurant owner should have served her", said Rep. [Full Article...]

Split families in limbo amid Trump immigration chaos

Split families in limbo amid Trump immigration chaos A task force has been set up to repatriate migrant families divided at the Mexican border under Trump's " zero tolerance " approach, a report said , as opposition Democrats on Saturday kept up the pressure against a "barbaric" policy. Democratic lawmakers said they aren't convinced that the government has any real plans to reunite the families . "I'd also like to ask you how I can help these ... [Full Article...]

Erdogan claims decisive victory in Turkish presidential election

Erdogan claims decisive victory in Turkish presidential election Official results showed Erdoğan with 53 percent of the vote, surpassing the 50 percent he needs to avoid a runoff. Mr Erdogan, who has been in power since 2003, is seeking a new five-year term with vastly increased powers under a new system and his ruling party is hoping to retain its majority in parliament. [Full Article...]

15-year-old boy fatally stabbed during dispute in the Bronx

15-year-old boy fatally stabbed during dispute in the Bronx On Wednesday night, five men dragged the boy out of a bodega by his hood and stabbed him to death. Police have released new surveillance video showing at least six people were involved in the attack, and shows the assailants fleeing in a white auto. [Full Article...]

#JusticeForJunior: A Group of Men Fatally Stabbed Bronx Teen With Machete

#JusticeForJunior: A Group of Men Fatally Stabbed Bronx Teen With Machete Guzman-Feliz's attack was caught on surveillance footage . According to CBS New York , Guzman-Feliz was attacked by a group of five men who were in a local gang. "I don't know what I'm going to do without him". Police said the boy ran to a hospital, but died of his injuries. No arrests had been made as of Sunday but Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea vowed to get justice for the teen. [Full Article...]

Police Officer Fired After Traffic Stop Involving His Daughter’s Boyfriend

Police Officer Fired After Traffic Stop Involving His Daughter’s Boyfriend There were two other people visible in the vehicle and the mother of one of them came out of her home to confront the officer because they were stopped outside of the house. Meanwhile, dispatchers were trying to send Kovach to a road rage incident but he did not respond to the call. Safety-Service Director Dan Given said Kovach Jr.'s actions were "not acceptable", resulting in his firing on Ma... [Full Article...]


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