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Pyongyang 'bolsters defenses' after flight by United States bombers

Pyongyang 'bolsters defenses' after flight by United States bombers They've made scores of historical over-the-top threats over the years that they haven't followed through on, but this is also a regime that in 1968 captured the USS Pueblo, the spy ship, and killed one sailor and held 82 others hostage for a year. [Full Article...]

Plea Deal in Slenderman Case

Plea Deal in Slenderman Case A USA teen charged with stabbing a classmate in an attack to appease a fictitious internet character won't face jail after reaching a deal with prosecutors, her attorney said Friday. She will be committed to a mental hospital operated by the state Department of Health Services, Kuchler said. The stabbing and the court proceedings have received widespread attention, including because the girls we... [Full Article...]

Waiver of Jones Act to Speed Puerto Rico Aid Draws Mixed Reviews

Waiver of Jones Act to Speed Puerto Rico Aid Draws Mixed Reviews Martin and Dominica, are subject to those rules. "The only people with that are the US military", Honore said in a phone interview Wednesday. She was joined by Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert. The Department of Homeland Security is under pressure from members of Congress to waive the Jones Act, a law that dates back to 1920 in order to speed up the shipment of goods and commodities to Pu... [Full Article...]

SCOTUS Takes Up Union Dues Case

SCOTUS Takes Up Union Dues Case Scalia had been widely expected to support overturning Abood , and his replacement, Neil Gorsuch, generally has a similar judicial philosophy. In one of his first acts in office in February 2015, the Republican governor attempted to halt the passing along of the union fees in order to invite a legal challenge . [Full Article...]

Locals fill box truck with supplies for Puerto Rico

Locals fill box truck with supplies for Puerto Rico President!" over the words "American tragedy". "Whether you're thinking about it or actually doing it", said Aquino. The coalition has been working closely with commonwealth leaders; its honorary chair is former Puerto Rico Senate President Kenneth McClintock. [Full Article...]

Suspect captured after deputy shot, killed in Polk County

Suspect captured after deputy shot, killed in Polk County Records indicate a criminal past for the suspect captured in connection with shooting two Polk County officers, that fatally wounded one. Detective Kristin Hearne, 29, was helping a rookie officer on a stolen vehicle call along Santa Claus Road near Parrish Road just before 6 a.m. [Full Article...]

Variety of intelligence points to Wisconsin elections threat

Variety of intelligence points to Wisconsin elections threat Department of Homeland Security. that Russian cyber actors "scanned" California's Internet-facing systems in 2016, including Secretary of State websites". Johnson said he was notified by officials in President Barack Obama's administration in September 2016 that Russian Federation had attempted to hack USA elections systems, but at that point, states had been notified and "all was well". [Full Article...]

Trump administration lawyers demand Facebook account information of anti-Trump activists

Trump administration lawyers demand Facebook account information of anti-Trump activists The warrants - which name DisruptJ20 activists and the anti-Trump organization's Facebook page - ask for information including the activists' friends, associates and the roughly 6,000 people who just "liked" the page, according to Lawnewz.com , which first reported the story Thursday. [Full Article...]

Mattis arrives in Afghanistan as rockets hit Kabul airport

Mattis arrives in Afghanistan as rockets hit Kabul airport The deadly attack on the government and police headquarters in Maroof district was claimed by the Taliban . "It's created to go after generally innocent people to make some sort of statement", the US defense chief said. Tumor Shah Hamedi, director of Kabul airport, said all flights were halted as a result of the attack. Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday said that his government ha... [Full Article...]

IS bomber kills six near Kabul mosque

IS bomber kills six near Kabul mosque A hospital run by the Italian aid group Emergency said five wounded had been brought in following the blast but a witness at the scene said eight or nine people had been wounded or killed. In the past Taliban and Islamic State jihadists, who belong to the rival Sunni branch of Islam, have repeatedly targeted the minority Shiite community. [Full Article...]

Merkel says plans to serve full four years after election

Merkel says plans to serve full four years after election Renner pushed back against AfD's extremist image and against left-wing activists who he accused of fabricating a reality in which conservative voters are demonized. What matters is that Ms. Merkel, unlike too many politicians in other countries, was able to convince a majority to vote for stability and common decency, rather than abandon themselves to the hateful rhetoric of division. [Full Article...]

Haley: Without Adequate Inspections, Nuclear Deal is "Empty Promise"

Haley: Without Adequate Inspections, Nuclear Deal is President Trump has been silent about whether or not he plans to certify before Congress that Iran is complying with its obligations under the agreement. The US stance on the JCPOA comes as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has repeatedly verified Iran's adherence to the terms of the nuclear agreement since January 2016, when it took effect. [Full Article...]

Black Lives Matter can not be sued, federal judge rules

Black Lives Matter can not be sued, federal judge rules The Associated Press reports that U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson dismissed the officer's lawsuit, ruling that Black Lives Matter is an entity incapable of being sued. The protest followed the death of Sterling, a black man fatally shot by a white police officer in front of a Baton Rouge convenience store that triggered weeks of protests around the U.S. [Full Article...]

Fish hitchhike 4000 miles from Japan to US

Fish hitchhike 4000 miles from Japan to US None of these species have established proper colonies in the United States yet, but that can take time, the researchers say. The critters big and small have been found as far north as Alaska and down to California. Numerous creatures were attached to plastic. For now, though, many in scientific community are simply in awe. "This is one other dimension and outcome of plastics and man-made mate... [Full Article...]

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Looters strike hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico grocery store

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Looters strike hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico grocery store Cuomo asked Bossert to elaborate on what the connection is between Puerto Rico's debt and rebuilding. Drinking water has been scarce on the island, and some communities are struggling with food shortages. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz excoriated acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke over her "irresponsible" comments that Puerto Rico's recovery in wake of Hurricane Maria wa... [Full Article...]

Trump waives Jones Act for Puerto Rico, effective immediately

Trump waives Jones Act for Puerto Rico, effective immediately Even as FEMA and the U.S. military have stepped up relief efforts, many residents in Puerto Rico have been frustrated over the prolonged lack of electricity, drinking water and other essentials. The social media company will join cell phone providers who are also working to get the island reconnected. An aerial photo shows damage caused by Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico , on Se... [Full Article...]

Brexit set to dominate European Union leaders' meeting

Brexit set to dominate European Union leaders' meeting It has demanded that "sufficient progress" be made on issues relating to the UK's withdrawal - including the rights of European Union citizens, the divorce bill and the Northern Irish border - before they can move on to trade . The Trades Union Congress and the Confederation of British Industry described the uncertainty over the rights of EU nationals living in Britain and British citizens li... [Full Article...]

Yosemite climber hospitalized after 30-foot fall on Cathedral Spire

Yosemite climber hospitalized after 30-foot fall on Cathedral Spire Evans was flown to a hospital in Modesto, Calif., and is expected to survive, a Fresno television station reported. Evans' wife, Rachel Evans, told KSEE that the couple and two other relatives had ended a three-day visit to Yosemite and were leaving Thursday when the rock slide happened. [Full Article...]

United States pulls out non-essential diplomats from Cuba after mysterious attacks

United States pulls out non-essential diplomats from Cuba after mysterious attacks As the State Department announced Friday it was cutting its embassy staff in Cuba down to emergency levels - following the recent, mysterious sonic wave attacks on USA personnel - a budding consensus of sorts seems to be developing: the reaction out of Washington could have been worse. [Full Article...]

Cuba Regrets US Decision to Withdraw Diplomats

Cuba Regrets US Decision to Withdraw Diplomats American's application to the Department of Transportation is unaffected by Friday's State Department announcement, he said . In the past several months, 21 U.S. American officials have speculated that the problems may have resulted from some sort of sonic attack or perhaps a surveillance operation gone wrong. [Full Article...]


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