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October trial date for women accused of murdering Kim Jong Nam

October trial date for women accused of murdering Kim Jong Nam The women appeared in court wearing traditional Malay dresses, smiling at their lawyers and embassy officials. But after the judge left the room, Aisyah was in tears as her lawyer debriefed her. Lawyer Gooi Soon Seng represented Siti Aisyah, while lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik acted for Doan. There was no guilty intention on her part. Referring to CCTV footage that was published by Japanese media... [Full Article...]

What's Next: Health Care 'Vote-a-Rama' and the End Game

What's Next: Health Care 'Vote-a-Rama' and the End Game Yesterday, 50 Senators and Vice President Pence as the 51st vote pulled a fast one on the public by making a key procedural vote to move forward on a "mystery bill" meant to repeal the Affordable Care Act ( ACA ). A vote on the " skinny repeal " of only the ACA's individual mandate and its medical device tax, but whose real objective would be to trigger a conference committee that would buy time... [Full Article...]

Al-Qaeda Hires Kashmiri Militant Zakir Musa as Its India Unit Chief

Al-Qaeda Hires Kashmiri Militant Zakir Musa as Its India Unit Chief The new cell, named Ansar Ghawzat-Ul-Hind, is the deepest inroad al-Qaida has yet made in Kashmir. His death also cemented a shift in public behavior, with people displaying anger at Indian rule openly and violently when troops raid villages to hunt rebels. [Full Article...]

Vijay Goel felicitates India women's cricket

Vijay Goel felicitates India women's cricket India have played just five Tests in the last 10 years. " Harmanpreet is there now, there might be Deepti Sharma, Smriti Mandhana...you never know whose destiny takes them, but this bunch of players has the ability to take up the challenge whenever it's given to them", Mithali told reporters here during the BCCI's felicitation ceremony here. [Full Article...]

'Reasonable grounds' for Grenfell Tower corporate manslaughter charges

'Reasonable grounds' for Grenfell Tower corporate manslaughter charges Police wrote to residents of the London block, destroyed in a fire last month that killed at least 80 people, saying they might interview senior members of the local council and the housing association that ran the property. Cladding and insulation fitted during the revamp is said to have caused the rapid spread of the fire on June 14, which began in a fridge. The Metropolitan Police said its ... [Full Article...]

Russia Seizes 2 US Properties and Orders Embassy to Cut Staff

Russia Seizes 2 US Properties and Orders Embassy to Cut Staff Moscow ordered the USA to reduce its diplomatic presence in Russian Federation to 455 diplomats and staff and also barred it from using a Moscow summer house and storage facility. The bill underwent revisions to address concerns voiced by American oil and natural gas companies that sanctions specific to Russia's energy sector could backfire on them to Moscow's benefit. [Full Article...]

Graham, Booker writing bill to prevent Trump from firing special counsel

Not just for Trump but for any future president. Any effort to go after Mueller could be the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency , unless Mueller did something wrong. Like a person trapped in quicksand, the more the president struggles, the deeper he sinks. GOP single-payer amendment fails in Senate MORE (R-S.C.) said Thursday that he is writing a bill that will limit President Trump's... [Full Article...]

Judiciary committee to pull Manafort subpoena

Judiciary committee to pull Manafort subpoena A spokesperson for Manafort previously confirmed to CNN that he had received a request to testify on Wednesday. Another Trump aide who attended, Trump's son-in-law and current senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, spoke to Senate Intelligence Committee investigators on Monday and was on Capitol Hill to speak with House Intelligence Committee staff members on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Israeli PM Netanyahu wants to shut down Al-Jazeera's Jerusalem office

While neither the Israeli PM's office nor Washington publicly commented on the alleged exchange, the unnamed United States official told the Jerusalem Post the issue of the land swap could have been among those discussed by the parties " several weeks ago ". [Full Article...]

At least 18 injured in Barcelona train accident

At least 18 injured in Barcelona train accident Injured passengers are attended to on the platform of a train station in Barcelona , Spain, Friday, July 28, 2017. The driver is among the injured and is said to be in a state of shock. The commuter train crashed into a railway buffer in the Spanish city's Francia station during rush hour this morning. Numerous passengers were already standing, ready to get off, when the train crashed, the news... [Full Article...]

Is your drinking water full of unsafe chemicals?

Is your drinking water full of unsafe chemicals? Heather Gall, a research at Penn State who studies the effects of agriculture and pharmaceuticals in water, said people who are on private wells should watch out for nitrate contamination. More than 40,000 water systems had detections of known or likely carcinogens exceeding established federal or state health guidelines - levels that pose minimal but real health risks, but are not legally enforc... [Full Article...]

Southwest Airlines Company (NASDAQ:LUV) To Report Earnings

Southwest Airlines Company (NASDAQ:LUV) To Report Earnings Southwest Airlines announced that its board has initiated a share buyback plan on Wednesday, May 17th that allows the company to repurchase $2.00 billion in shares. Therefore 50% are positive. On Friday, April 28 the stock rating was maintained by Imperial Capital with "Outperform". (NYSE:LUV), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. [Full Article...]

Insider Activity of Intel Corporation

Insider Activity of Intel Corporation About 31,823 shares traded. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday morning. It has outperformed by 2.77% the S&P500. UBS downgraded Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) rating on Tuesday, January 5. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Wednesday, July 26 by Morgan Stanley. [Full Article...]

Adobe Announces Flash Distribution and Updates to End

Adobe Announces Flash Distribution and Updates to End Apple famously decided not to include Flash as part of its iOS for the iPhone because Steve Jobs himself hated it , despite the company's long relationship with Adobe. In 2005, Flash was used on 98% of PCs, but this fell to 80% in 2014 and now stands at only 17%. If you're into the Flash Professional workflow, then you will continue to use it, just with JavaScript instead of ActionScript (unless ... [Full Article...]

Swedish Prime Minister Replaces Two Ministers Given Political Crisis

Swedish Prime Minister Replaces Two Ministers Given Political Crisis The data leak stems from the Swedish transport agency's hiring of IBM in 2015 to take over its IT operations. The Transport Agency offered its assurance that, to its knowledge, none of the vulnerable data outsourced to IMB had landed in the wrong hands. [Full Article...]

Almost half of Republicans believe Trump won the popular vote in November

Almost half of Republicans believe Trump won the popular vote in November Because the Commission has still not demonstrated that the data will be used for a lawful goal under New Mexico law, provided any plan for ensuring that voters' personal data will be secured, or explained how comparing insufficient data will produce any meaningful conclusions, I won't release any New Mexicans' voter information. [Full Article...]

President Mugabe's wife asks him to name his successor

President Mugabe's wife asks him to name his successor According to Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation , she said this at the Zanu PF Women's League National Assembly . "President, don't be afraid". 'Tell us who is your choice, which horse we should back. Some analysts have suggested that Robert Mugabe , who visibly struggles to walk these days, could call an early election. Despite his advanced age, he has refused to pick a leader to succeed hi... [Full Article...]

Repealing Obamacare Without Replacement Fails in Senate With 45-55 Vote

Repealing Obamacare Without Replacement Fails in Senate With 45-55 Vote Graham and other senators have proposals that they think would strengthen the healthcare bill , including by transferring some powers to the states. "It's a Trojan horse created to get the House and Senate into conference where the hard right flank of the House Republicans , the Freedom Caucus, will demand full repeal or something very close to it". [Full Article...]

All new security measures removed from Jerusalem holy site - Israel police

All new security measures removed from Jerusalem holy site - Israel police Israel installed the metal detectors at the entrance to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem on July 21, after two police guards were shot dead by gunmen on July 14. Jordan said initially that the guard could leave only after an investigation, while Israel said he enjoyed diplomatic immunity. Fearing the prospect of mass demonstrations, Israel made a decision to bar any male under the age ... [Full Article...]

DC-area forecast: Increased humidity today; heavy rain threatens Friday into Saturday

DC-area forecast: Increased humidity today; heavy rain threatens Friday into Saturday Some of those could reach severe limits - and be heavy rain producers as well. Most maps over the last 24 hours have hesitated to bring any rain as far north as southern NH, but we can't rule out a shower. Highs in the middle to upper 80's. Saturday will start of grey with the chance for lingering showers (mainly southern Connecticut). Skies will be partly sunny. [Full Article...]


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