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May 24, 2019
FBI seeks interview with CIA whistleblower

FBI seeks interview with CIA whistleblower

The FBI recently sought to question the CIA whistleblower who filed a complaint over President Trump’s July 25 Ukraine call — a move that came after a vigorous internal debate within the bureau over how to respond to some of the issues raised by the complaint’s allegations and whether they needed...

Obama aides deny they left behind nasty notes when they departed White House — in 2017

Obama aides deny they left behind nasty notes when they departed White House — in 2017

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said that Obama officials left Trump personnel messages after the presidential transition.

Gay Saudi journalists detained in Australia after asylum bid

Gay Saudi journalists detained in Australia after asylum bid

Two gay Saudi journalists who sought asylum in Australia after being threatened at home over their relationship have been held for weeks at an immigration detention centre, their lawyer said Wednesday. The couple arrived in Australia in mid-October on tourist visas but was singled out by airport...

Seller of bullets to Las Vegas gunman pleads guilty to ammo licensing offense

Seller of bullets to Las Vegas gunman pleads guilty to ammo licensing offense

Douglas Haig, 57, of Mesa, Arizona, became the first and only person arrested and charged in connection with the Oct. 1, 2017, massacre, which ended when the gunman, Stephen Paddock, killed himself. Haig told reporters following his arrest early last year that none of the surplus military...

Son of former German president stabbed to death in Berlin

Son of former German president stabbed to death in Berlin

The son of former German president Richard von Weizsaecker was stabbed to death while he was giving a lecture at a hospital in Berlin where he worked as a head physician, police said Wednesday. A 57-year-old German man is in custody after he jumped up from the audience at the Schlosspark-Klinik...

American Airlines admits a midair accident that knocked out 2 flight crew was not caused by spilled soap

American Airlines admits a midair accident that knocked out 2 flight crew was not caused by spilled soap

American Airlines admitted Tuesday the powerful fumes that knocked two flight attendants unconscious and forced a flight to make an emergency landing were not caused by spilled soap, as the airline had previously claimed.

Lawyer for NSC Adviser Vindman Sends Letter to Fox Demanding Retraction of ‘Espionage’ Allegation

Lawyer for NSC Adviser Vindman Sends Letter to Fox Demanding Retraction of ‘Espionage’ Allegation

A lawyer for Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman sent a letter to Fox News on Wednesday demanding the network either retract or issue a correction for a segment of the The Ingraham Angle, in which guest John Yoo, a former top lawyer in the Bush administration, seemed to suggest that Vindman might be guilty...

Chinese bishop 'on the run' after refusing to join state-sanctioned church

Chinese bishop 'on the run' after refusing to join state-sanctioned church

A Catholic bishop in China is believed to be on the run from state security after refusing to bring his church under a government-sanctioned religious association. Guo Xijin, 61, has fled the custody of state agents and has gone into hiding, reported Catholic Asia News, a website, and cannot be...

GOP claim that Trump cares about corruption takes a hit at impeachment hearing

GOP claim that Trump cares about corruption takes a hit at impeachment hearing

Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., took issue with a defense of President Trump floated by Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas.

India Army to Cut Sniper Rifle Orders by About 70%

India Army to Cut Sniper Rifle Orders by About 70%

(Bloomberg) -- The Indian Army plans to buy just 1,800 state-of-the-art sniper rifles and 2.7 million rounds of ammunition -- less than a third of its total requirement -- driven by budgetary constraints and the need to speed up deliveries, people with knowledge of the matter said.The military...

French court confirms sentence for Picasso's electrician over hoarded art

French court confirms sentence for Picasso's electrician over hoarded art

A French court on Tuesday confirmed the two-year suspended jail terms given to Pablo Picasso's former electrician and his wife, who hoarded 271 of the great painter's works in a garage for four decades. The verdict by the Lyon court is the latest twist in a decade-long legal saga, which...

In rare move, N. Carolina county removes Confederate statue

In rare move, N. Carolina county removes Confederate statue

A North Carolina county removed a Confederate statue from a historic courthouse early Wednesday, joining the handful of places around the state where such monuments have come down in recent years despite a law protecting them. Preparations began Tuesday night to carefully dismantle the statue of a...

Rep. Ilhan Omar Asks Judge for 'Compassion' When Sentencing Man Who Threatened Her Life

Rep. Ilhan Omar Asks Judge for 'Compassion' When Sentencing Man Who Threatened Her Life

'A lengthy prison sentence or a burdensome financial fine would not rehabilitate him,' Rep. Omar wrote

REFILE-Extinction Rebellion aims to turn up political heat with hunger strikes

REFILE-Extinction Rebellion aims to turn up political heat with hunger strikes

Extinction Rebellion activists pressing for more rapid action on climate change threats on Wednesday entered a third day of a week-long hunger strikes in 27 countries. The strikes, which began Monday, have been in part spearheaded by 20-year-old Giovanni Tamacas, a University of San Diego student,...

Nearly ¾ of transgender people slain since 2017 killed with guns

Nearly ¾ of transgender people slain since 2017 killed with guns

"Transgender violence is a gun violence issue," says Everytown for Gun Safety researcher

Meet What Could be The U.S. Navy's Ultimate Weapon (As in a New Destroyer)

Meet What Could be The U.S. Navy's Ultimate Weapon (As in a New Destroyer)

Navy Flight III Destroyers have a host of defining new technologies not included in current ships.

Trump rallies for Louisiana governor race, mocks diplomats in impeachment hearings

Trump rallies for Louisiana governor race, mocks diplomats in impeachment hearings

Escaping Washington amid a new, public phase of the impeachment inquiry, Donald Trump is returning to Louisiana to stump for Republican Eddie Rispone.

US aircraft carrier transits Strait of Hormuz

US aircraft carrier transits Strait of Hormuz

The US aircraft carrier strike group Abraham Lincoln sailed through the key Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday to show Washington's "commitment" to freedom of navigation, the Pentagon said, amid tensions with Tehran. The group's move through the strategic waterway separating Iran and...

Syracuse University has suspended all fraternity activities for the rest of the semester after a black student said a group of students accosted her and called her a racial slur

Syracuse University has suspended all fraternity activities for the rest of the semester after a black student said a group of students accosted her and called her a racial slur

The student newspaper reported that a black female student was called the N-word while walking on campus Saturday night.

Isil leaders with 'vast amounts of cash' planning comeback in Turkey, Iraq spy chief claims

Isil leaders with 'vast amounts of cash' planning comeback in Turkey, Iraq spy chief claims

Senior Islamic State members with access to “huge” amounts of money are in Turkey and plotting a comeback, an Iraqi spy chief has warned. Lieutenant General Saad al-Allaq, head of Iraq’s Military Intelligence, claimed in an interview with CNN that Iraq has given Ankara dossiers on nine alleged...

22 farmers arrested in India for causing air pollution

22 farmers arrested in India for causing air pollution

Twenty-two farmers were arrested in northern India on Wednesday for setting fires to clear their fields and contributing to some of the worst air pollution in the country, a government official said. India’s Supreme court last week ordered a fine of up to 100,000 rupees ($1,420) for those...

Arizona border activist found not guilty of hiding migrants

Arizona border activist found not guilty of hiding migrants

An Arizona jury on Wednesday found a human rights activist not guilty of harboring two migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, after the U.S. government prosecuted him for giving them food, water and shelter in the desert. The Tucson jury took just over two hours to decide that...

Two jail guards for Jeffrey Epstein charged with cover-up in his suicide

Two jail guards for Jeffrey Epstein charged with cover-up in his suicide

Two jail officers falsified records to cover up their failure to check in on accused sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in the hours before the financier killed himself, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday. According to an indictment, Tova Noel and Michael Thomas fell asleep and surfed the internet instead...

A Lack of Money Will Stop Russia from Building More Stealth Fighters

A Lack of Money Will Stop Russia from Building More Stealth Fighters

Or at least enough more to make a big difference.

Pompeo planning to resign over Trump, report claims

Pompeo planning to resign over Trump, report claims

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has reportedly told three prominent Republicans that he is planning to resign from the White House to run for a Senate seat.

Ukrainian gas executive cooperating in US probe of Giuliani

Ukrainian gas executive cooperating in US probe of Giuliani

Federal prosecutors in New York are investigating Rudy Giuliani's business dealings, including whether he failed to register as a foreign agent.

Literature Nobel winner Handke defends support of Serbs

Literature Nobel winner Handke defends support of Serbs

Austrian Nobel literature prize winner Peter Handke on Wednesday defended his vocal support for Serbs in the 1990s wars in the former Yugoslavia, but said he "never bowed down" before Slobodan Milosevic. The Swedish academy's pick last month triggered outrage in the Balkans and...

Singapore ‘Repatriates’ Hongkonger Who Held Political Meeting

Singapore ‘Repatriates’ Hongkonger Who Held Political Meeting

(Bloomberg) -- A Hong Kong resident living in Singapore has been “repatriated” home after organizing an illegal gathering of mostly ethnic Chinese last month to talk about the ongoing protests, according to local media reports.Restaurant owner Alex Yeung, along with a 55-year-old former Hong Kong...

Israel lurches towards third election after Benny Gantz fails to form government

Israel lurches towards third election after Benny Gantz fails to form government

Israel lurched closer to an unprecedented third election in one year on Wednesday as Benjamin Netanyahu's centrist challenger admitted that he had failed to form a government. Both Mr Netanyahu and Benny Gantz, the former general who heads the centrist Blue & White party, have now tried...

A Saudi Arabian princess and rights activist who 'fell off the radar' in late 2018 is reportedly detained under house arrest with 24/7 surveillance

A Saudi Arabian princess and rights activist who 'fell off the radar' in late 2018 is reportedly detained under house arrest with 24/7 surveillance

Sources close to Princess Basmah told Deutsche Welle that Saudi authorities stopped her travelling to Europe for urgent medical care in December 2018.

Maria Ressa: "Our dystopian present is your dystopian future"

Maria Ressa: "Our dystopian present is your dystopian future"

Ressa was among a group of journalists recognized by Time magazine as 2018's Person of the Year

UPDATE 1-U.S. to provide ship to Vietnam to boost South China Sea patrols

UPDATE 1-U.S. to provide ship to Vietnam to boost South China Sea patrols

The United States announced on Wednesday it will provide Vietnam with another coast guard cutter for its growing fleet of ships, boosting Hanoi's ability to patrol the South China Sea amid tensions with China. U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper disclosed the decision during an address in...

Forget the Bombs or Missiles: Iran's Intelligence Machine Is Quite Powerful

Forget the Bombs or Missiles: Iran's Intelligence Machine Is Quite Powerful

A remarkable collaborative project between The Intercept and the New York Times has provided the general public with a little more insight into the Iranian spy-games. They are quite something.

Police: White teen girl aimed to attack black Georgia church

Police: White teen girl aimed to attack black Georgia church

A white 16-year-old girl is accused of plotting to attack a mostly black church in a north Georgia city, where police say she planned to kill worshippers because of their race. Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church has a predominantly black congregation, Gainesville Police Chief Jay Parrish...

Obama's former doctor: Trump suffering 'unaddressed neurological issue'

Obama's former doctor: Trump suffering 'unaddressed neurological issue'

President Trump may be suffering from an untreated “neurological issue,” Barack Obama’s former doctor said.

Mexicans sue Walmart over El Paso shooting

Mexicans sue Walmart over El Paso shooting

Mexico's government said Wednesday it has helped 10 Mexican citizens file lawsuits against Walmart over an August shooting at a store in El Paso, Texas, where a suspected white nationalist killed 22 people. "The objective of these suits, presented in El Paso county, is to hold the...

Half of Indiana's school districts close, thousands of teachers demand better pay on Red for Ed Action Day

Half of Indiana's school districts close, thousands of teachers demand better pay on Red for Ed Action Day

More than 15,000 people are expected to flood downtown Indianapolis on Tuesday for what could be the largest Statehouse rally in more than 20 years.

Prince Andrew to 'step back from public duties for the foreseeable future' over Epstein relationship

Prince Andrew to 'step back from public duties for the foreseeable future' over Epstein relationship

Prince Andrew is stepping back from public duties "for the foreseeable future", following the fallout from an interview about his friendship with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. In his statement, the Duke of York said: "It has become clear to me over the last few days that the...

China Committed to Peace Despite Challenges, Vice President Says

China Committed to Peace Despite Challenges, Vice President Says

(Bloomberg) -- A top deputy to Chinese President Xi Jinping reaffirmed China’s commitment to market-based economic reforms, while warning that the international order “was under attack.”Vice President Wang Qishan, who’s one of China’s best known economic reformers, told Bloomberg’s New Economy...

Amazon tried to remove a Seattle City Councilmember and lost. Here's how she describes taking on and defeating one of the world's biggest companies. (AMZN)

Amazon tried to remove a Seattle City Councilmember and lost. Here's how she describes taking on and defeating one of the world's biggest companies. (AMZN)

Amazon spent hundreds of thousands trying to defeat Seattle politician Kshama Sawant, who's openly critical of the tech giant, but she won reelection.

Turkey says about 100,000 Syrians left Istanbul since early July

Turkey says about 100,000 Syrians left Istanbul since early July

Turkey's Interior Minister said on Wednesday that around 100,000 Syrians living without approval in Istanbul had left it since early July, when the government set a deadline for Syrians not registered in the city to leave for other provinces. As sentiment towards Syrian refugees among Turks...

Embattled Illinois prosecutor announces bid for reelection

Embattled Illinois prosecutor announces bid for reelection

A prosecutor who came under harsh criticism when her office suddenly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett and is now the subject of a court-ordered investigation announced Tuesday she is running for reelection. In her news release saying she’s seeking the position again, Cook County...

Trump news – live: Witnesses describe 'improper' Ukraine call as president mocks veteran's military uniform

Trump news – live: Witnesses describe 'improper' Ukraine call as president mocks veteran's military uniform

Donald Trump’s personal physician, Navy commander Sean Conley, has written a letter insisting the president’s unannounced Saturday visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, was “a routine, planned interim checkup”.“Despite some of the speculation, the...

Ultra-Orthodox Jews fight domestic violence in Israel

Ultra-Orthodox Jews fight domestic violence in Israel

Kfar Saba (Israel) (AFP) - "If you are scared, that is not shlom bayit," reads the slogan that Esty Shushan hopes will encourage religious Jewish Israeli women like her to leave violent marriages. Shushan, 42, is making sure to frame her organisation's campaign in the language of...

Indiana officer fired after telling black men he had the right 'to do anything I want'

Indiana officer fired after telling black men he had the right 'to do anything I want'

The viral video, which has more than 450,000 views, shows the constable yelling "I got my rights to do anything I want to do! I'm a police officer!"

Homeless Numbers in San Francisco Much Worse, According to City Data

Homeless Numbers in San Francisco Much Worse, According to City Data

Many cities across California this year announced sharp increases in homelessness. Yet data from San Francisco suggest the real picture might be a lot worse.For years, city governments have measured homelessness by sending out volunteers on a single night to count, as best they could, the number of...

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