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Texas Border Patrol supervisor charged in deaths of woman, child

Texas Border Patrol supervisor charged in deaths of woman, child NBC News said it obtained the video from Customs and Border Protection, the agency that oversees the Border Patrol, after a whistleblower alerted the network to the footage's existence. "Corrective action was taken to ensure all our agents understand their responsibilities of adhering to established processes, practices, and policies". [Full Article...]

Cynthia Nixon wants to legalise marijuana to end 'racist war on drugs'

Cynthia Nixon wants to legalise marijuana to end 'racist war on drugs' In New York, people who smoke marijuana indoors are not subject to arrests but people found in possession of the drug outdoors are. Nixon, who is challenging Cuomo in a Democratic primary, said NY should follow the lead of eight other states and end a "key front" in what she called the "racist" war on drugs. [Full Article...]

Yvonne Staples of the Legendary Staple Singers Dies at 80

Yvonne Staples of the Legendary Staple Singers Dies at 80 Yvonne Staples (depicted far right above) who sang alongside her family in the gospel-soul group The Staple Singers , has died aged 80, of colon cancer she was diagnosed with just two weeks ago. She died in her home in Chicago surrounded by family and friends. They also received the Rhythm and Blues Foundation's Pioneer Award. "She didn't want to talk about her own singing, " Carpenter said. [Full Article...]

Kashmir Toll Rises: Soldier, Civilians Die in Ongoing Encounter

Kashmir Toll Rises: Soldier, Civilians Die in Ongoing Encounter The house was on the bank of Jhelum and locals started gathering on the other side of the river, officials said. Security forces resorted to lathichage and later burst teargas shells to disperse the demonstrators, who were pelting stones. [Full Article...]

Russian Stocks Take Worst Hit Since Crimea on Sanctions, Syria

Russian Stocks Take Worst Hit Since Crimea on Sanctions, Syria The Russian rouble extended losses today, opening slightly up in early trade on Tuesday but starting to fall shortly afterwards to lose more than 1 per cent and trade at its lowest since December 2016. Among most important sanctioned companies, in addition to Russian, figure Rosoboronoexport, which is dedicated to export of armaments. Most are under European Union jurisdiction, but they wi... [Full Article...]

Myanmar not ready for repatriation of Rohingya refugees

Myanmar not ready for repatriation of Rohingya refugees The apex court was hearing a plea of refugees Mohammad Salimullah and Mohammad Shaqir seeking education and healthcare on the lines of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, who were given such facilities in Tamil Nadu.The Rohingyas, who fled to India after violence in the Western Rakhine state of Myanmar , are settled in Jammu, Hyderabad, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi-NCR and Rajasthan. [Full Article...]

John Boehner lights up Twitter after announcing he's joined pot board

John Boehner lights up Twitter after announcing he's joined pot board Acreage Holdings spokesman Lewis Goldberg declined to discuss salary or benefits of its executives. Boehner added that by descheduling cannabis, tension between federal policy and states that have legalized the drug will be reduced, thus allowing "research and testing from federally funded institutions" to be done. [Full Article...]

Myanmar military members get prison after Rohingya slayings

Myanmar military members get prison after Rohingya slayings Aye is the first Myanmar official to visit the refugee camp after a violent military crackdown forced almost 700,000 members of the minority Rohingya population to cross into Bangladesh. The two reporters have been held in Yangon's Insein prison since their arrest while facing hearings to determine whether the case will go to trial, with 17 out of 25 witnesses having given testimony. [Full Article...]

Ex-Mistress Testifies That Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Forced Himself On Her

Ex-Mistress Testifies That Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Forced Himself On Her The woman, recognized exclusively as "Okay.S.", suggested the committee Greitens, a Republican , took {{a partially}} nude of her after tying her to coach instruments and ripping off clothes that he had made her flip into for what she initially thought may very well be a "attractive train". [Full Article...]

National Football League announces preseason schedule; 8 TV games

National Football League announces preseason schedule; 8 TV games In the Dolphins preseason finale on Aug.30, they will travel to Mercedes-Benz Stadium to play the Falcons. Single-game ticket information for preseason and regular season games will be announced following the regular season schedule announcement. [Full Article...]

Japan, S.Korea agree to maintain pressure

Japan, S.Korea agree to maintain pressure The April summit will be the first inter-Korean leaders meeting in 11 years. On Tuesday, worldwide NGOs sent a letter to Moon asking him to press the human rights issues in the April 27 meeting. North Korea acknowledged in 2002 that it had abducted 13 Japanese. Kono's trip marked the first of its kind by a Japanese foreign minister since December 2015. [Full Article...]

Bruce McArthur faces seventh murder charge

Bruce McArthur faces seventh murder charge Police have identified the remains of three more men suspected to have been murdered by alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur as they expand their investigation more than four decades into the past. Faizi's disappearance was being investigated by Toronto police in connection with the disappearance of Skandaraj Navaratnam and Majeed Kayhan, 58, under an investigation dubbed Project Houston . [Full Article...]

CRISIS IN SYRIA: Trump Cancels Trip to 'OVERSEE' America's 'Response'

CRISIS IN SYRIA: Trump Cancels Trip to 'OVERSEE' America's 'Response' Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna, reporting from the United Nations headquarters in NY, said that this was "the 12th Russian veto in relation to events in Syria since the beginning of the war in Syria ". A resolution at the Security Council needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by Russia , China, France , Britain or the United States to pass. Russian Federation today said it will propose to th... [Full Article...]

Possibilities are evident for AU golf recruitment after Reed's Masters win

Possibilities are evident for AU golf recruitment after Reed's Masters win Reed once claimed after winning a World Golf Championship at Doral that he was a top 5 player in the world, which subjected him to ridicule. "Can you handle the ups and downs throughout the round?" In trying to explain Reed to those with only a passing interest in golf , The Washington Post said: "He has always been a cantankerous type". [Full Article...]

FBI Raids Trump Lawyer's Office, Trump Says It's A 'Disgraceful Witch-Hunt'

FBI Raids Trump Lawyer's Office, Trump Says It's A 'Disgraceful Witch-Hunt' The FBI raided President Donald Trump's personal attorney's office in New York City , and according to CNN , they were looking for documents pertaining to his affairs with a porn star and a nude model. Cohen didn't follow Trump to the White House after the election, instead leveraging his influence to include a partnership with a Washington law firm and a senior position with the Republica... [Full Article...]

Arenado charges mound, benches clear at Rockies, Padres game

Arenado charges mound, benches clear at Rockies, Padres game Further complicating Black's lineup options is the fact that his squad is on the ninth day of a 17-day stretch with no off days. The hits kept coming Wednesday with Rockies shortstop Trevor Story being hit in the first and Padres outfielder Hunter Renfroe getting hit in the second. [Full Article...]

Trump Says US-Russia Ties 'Worse Now' than During Cold War

Trump Says US-Russia Ties 'Worse Now' than During Cold War Addressing the possibility of a United States strike, he added, "I want to hope that all countries will avoid steps which essentially haven't been sparked by anything and which may destabilize the fragile situation in the region". The former member of the US Air Force and B-52 senior instructor Mark Gunzinger described a potential scenario for a strike on Syria which can lead to a clash between ... [Full Article...]

Explosions in Riyadh as air defences 'intercept Houthi rocket'

Explosions in Riyadh as air defences 'intercept Houthi rocket' Videos that have emerged on Twitter also show clouds of smoke in the sky, where the missile was allegedly intercepted. The Houthi movement said earlier it had launched a drone strike on a facility belonging to state oil firm Saudi Aramco, though the company said its facilities there were operating "normally and safely". [Full Article...]

Israel Faults Soldiers Who Filmed and Cheered Growing of Palestinian

Israel Faults Soldiers Who Filmed and Cheered Growing of Palestinian Jamal Zahalka, chairman of Joint List, a coalition of four Arab-majority political parties in Israel , called it a "killing spree commanded by [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu", according to multiple reports, adding, "No wonder the soldiers behave this way when ministers, lawmakers, the media and public opinion are party to the jubilation at the mass killing of Palestinians in Gaza ". [Full Article...]

Chinese investment in the United States falls sharply in 2017

Chinese investment in the United States falls sharply in 2017 Now, the Chinese government claims it has no restrictive rules forcing USA firms to transfer their trade secrets. U.S. President Donald Trump promised a swift response to a suspected chemical attack in Syria. "That's been what the President is committed to, not just rhetoric, but actual action". Trump's aggressiveness may worry Chinese leaders, but his "America first" policy has offered th... [Full Article...]


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