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She wanted a late-night hookup, but he fell asleep. So she burned his house down, police say
She wanted a late-night hookup, but he fell asleep. So she burned his house down, police say

Police accuse Taija Russell, 29, of sending a series of angry texts, then buying lighter fluid, matches and a lighter at a nearby gas station.

Israel intercepts Gaza rocket after weeks of calm
Israel intercepts Gaza rocket after weeks of calm

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at southern Israel on Friday night in what the army said was the first such attack in over a month. A military statement said the projectile was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defence system, after air raid sirens sounded in the southern town of Sderot and its surroundings. Earlier, the Palestinian health ministry said in a statement that 32 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli live fire along the Gaza border fence as part of weekly protests there.

PA couple faked pregnancy, birth and death of baby for gifts, donations: Documents
PA couple faked pregnancy, birth and death of baby for gifts, donations: Documents

The couple allegedly lied about the pregnancy, birth and death of their son and then fraudulently accepted gifts and money during the fake tragedy, authorities said.

El Paso Mayor Says President Trump Called Him a RINO During Visit to Comfort Shooting Victims
El Paso Mayor Says President Trump Called Him a RINO During Visit to Comfort Shooting Victims

RINO--Republican in Name Only--has become a derisive term for Trump supporters

1981 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Pro Touring Boasts Show Quality
1981 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Pro Touring Boasts Show Quality

It's custom-built with low mileage and ready to win some trophies. Volo Auto Museum is excited to announce this incredibly stunning 1981 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Pro Touring for your consideration. With only 270 miles clocked since its custom pro-touring build and $95,000 invested, this is a great value. The car is currently up for sale at a price of $42,995, and you can make an offer right here. An extensive amount of work, heart, and soul was put into this car with precise attention to detail. Every single part of the Z28 was removed from the vehicle during the pro-touring build. Even at first glance, you know that this is a show car. But it doesn't just boast a mean face, this car handles...

Exclusive: China-owned oil tanker changes name in apparent effort to evade U.S. sanctions

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - While in the Indian Ocean heading toward the Strait of Malacca, the very large crude carrier (VLCC) Pacific Bravo went dark on June 5, shutting off the transponder that signals its position and direction to other ships, ship-tracking data showed. A VLCC typically transports about 2 million barrels of oil, worth about $120 million at current prices. On July 18, the transponder of the VLCC Latin Venture was activated offshore Port Dickson, Malaysia, in the Strait of Malacca, about 1,500 km (940 miles) from where the Pacific Bravo had last been signaling its position.

Trump vows to revive
Trump vows to revive 'Pocahontas' attack against Warren

Warren has largely rebounded from the controversy of her heritage claims, but Trump vows to pounce anew.

5 people shot in Philadelphia
5 people shot in Philadelphia's Logan section, police say

Philadelphia police are investigating a shooting that left at least five people shot in the city's Logan section on Thursday afternoon.

Students caught in visa sting at fake university may sue U.S., court rules

A federal appeals court said foreign-born students may sue the U.S. government over claims it wrongfully canceled their visas, following a sting where it set up a fake university to entrap corrupt visa brokers. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia revived a proposed class action on behalf of more than 500 students who said they were deprived of due process when the government revoked their lawful immigration status after ensnaring them in the sting. Writing for a three-judge panel, Circuit Judge Theodore McKee also faulted the government's "flip-flop" over whether the students, including many from China and India, who thought they had "enrolled" at the fictitious...

GOP candidate drops out of congressional race after calling himself a
GOP candidate drops out of congressional race after calling himself a 'white nationalist'

"I said I was a proud white nationalist," he in a video announcing his exit from the congressional race while wearing a red Trump hat.

Fourth suspect indicted in murder-for-hire at fake gender-reveal party in Ohio
Fourth suspect indicted in murder-for-hire at fake gender-reveal party in Ohio

Vandell Slade, 30, has been charged with murder and attempted murder, according to court documents. There is a warrant out for his arrest.

The Latest: Memorial for victims of El Paso shooting begins
The Latest: Memorial for victims of El Paso shooting begins

A memorial for the people killed in a mass shooting in El Paso is under way. Thousands of people attended the event at a baseball stadium in downtown El Paso that featured 22 luminarias, one light for each of the victims. Addressing the crowd, El Paso Mayor Dee Margo said: "Hate will never overcome our love.

Ask the Captain: Why would an airline fly a plane with just one passenger?
Ask the Captain: Why would an airline fly a plane with just one passenger?

While it may seem silly to fly a nearly-empty plane, airlines do it anyway because the flight needs to be somewhere the next day or to move cargo.

Officials blame
Officials blame 'political rhetoric and misinformation' after shots fired at San Antonio ICE office

An ICE spokesman said that "political rhetoric and misinformation" from politicians, media outlets, and activists were to blame for the shooting.

View Photos of the 2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet
View Photos of the 2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet

'Sorry for the inconvenience': Hong Kong protesters apologized to furious passengers after the city's airport was paralyzed for a second day

Hong Kong protesters used carts to block departure gates, sending a message to the government and drawing attention to alleged police brutality.

West tells Kosovo and Serbia to return to negotiating table

Four European countries and the United States urged Kosovo and Serbia on Tuesday to re-launch their dialogue on normalizing ties in order to advance their bid for EU membership. The EU-sponsored dialogues between Belgrade and Pristina was halted last Novermber when Kosovo introduced a 100 percent tax on goods produced in Serbia, pledging to remove it only when Belgrade recognizes Kosovo as a sovereign state. "The status quo prevents progress on Kosovo's and Serbia's path toward the European Union (EU) and is simply not sustainable," said the so-called Quint group of the United States, Italy, France, Germany and Britain.

United Airlines passenger accused of placing camera in first-class bathroom
United Airlines passenger accused of placing camera in first-class bathroom

The FBI has accused a man of placing a camera in the first-class bathroom of a United Airlines flight earlier this year from San Diego to Houston.

Ramaphosa Gets Interdict in South African Campaign Funding Probe

(Bloomberg) -- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa secured another victory in his protracted battle with the nation's graft ombudsman when the High Court granted him an interdict suspending her directive to parliament to censure him for failing to declare a campaign donation.Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane said Ramaphosa misled lawmakers about a donation to his successful 2017 campaign to win control of the ruling party and instructed them to take action against him for violating the constitution and the executive ethics code. The president has challenged the finding in court, saying he didn't know about the 500,000-rand ($32,450) payment, inadvertently failed to disclose it and...

Trump adviser Bolton: U.S. would enthusiastically support a UK choice for no-deal Brexit
Trump adviser Bolton: U.S. would enthusiastically support a UK choice for no-deal Brexit

The United States would enthusiastically support a no-deal Brexit if that is what the British government decided to do, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Monday during a visit to London aimed at reassuring Britain over UK-U.S. ties. Bolton told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that President Donald Trump wants to see a successful British exit from the European Union on Oct. 31 and that Washington will be ready to work fast on a U.S.-UK free trade agreement.

UAE plays down Saudi rift after separatists take Yemeni city
UAE plays down Saudi rift after separatists take Yemeni city

The United Arab Emirates on Monday downplayed a rift with ally Saudi Arabia over Yemen after separatists it backs took control of Aden that was the base of the Saudi-backed government. The Sunni Muslim coalition led by Riyadh has fractured after more than four years fighting for the internationally recognized Hadi government against the Iran-aligned Houthi movement.

Some labor unions split with Biden on 'Medicare for All'

Labor leaders dispute candidates' claims that single-payer will leave their members worse off.

Spanish charity rejects Malta offer to take some migrants, not others
Spanish charity rejects Malta offer to take some migrants, not others

The Maltese government said Saturday it would take in 39 migrants just plucked from the Mediterranean but refused entry to 121 others aboard the same rescue vessel for more than a week. As a result, Spain's Proactiva Open Arms ONG decided not to disembark any migrants in Malta. Valletta issued a statement saying it could transfer the 39 migrants rescued late Friday since they were in Malta's rescue zone and the operation had been coordinated.

Alan Dershowitz: Unsealed Email and Manuscript Show Epstein Accuser Lied About Sex With Me
Alan Dershowitz: Unsealed Email and Manuscript Show Epstein Accuser Lied About Sex With Me

John Lamparski/GettyLawyer Alan Dershowitz claims an email buried in a mountain of just-unsealed court documents proves that one of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers lied when she said she was farmed out for sex with him as a teenager."I've been waiting for these emails to come out for months and they conclusively prove my innocence," Dershowitz told The Daily Beast on Friday, adding that he is now asking federal prosecutors to investigate the accuser's high-profile legal team.Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims Epstein made her a sex slave when she was just 16 years old, has also alleged that she was loaned out for sex with Dershowitz-saying in a 2016 deposition that she had once performed...

Unsealed flight logs show that Donald Trump was on Epstein
Unsealed flight logs show that Donald Trump was on Epstein's private jet in 1997

The flight logs list Trump alongside Glenn and Eva Dubin, a billionaire couple whose relationship with Epstein has recently come under scrutiny.

Pakistan court remands opposition leader to custody on graft charges
Pakistan court remands opposition leader to custody on graft charges

Some supporters of Pakistan's largest opposition party threw punches on Friday in clashes with police as a top leader, Maryam Nawaz, was remanded to custody on corruption charges filed by a national anti-graft agency. Maryam, daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and a scion of the family that dominated politics for three decades, was arrested over fraud accusations at a sugar mill her family runs, one of several cases it says are politically motivated. "I knew that it would be a tough situation for me to launch a political struggle but I will not budge," Maryam told reporters shortly before she appeared in court in the city of Lahore, to be denied bail and remanded until...

Eliminate the Mortgage Interest Deduction
Eliminate the Mortgage Interest Deduction

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Economists have long hated the mortgage interest deduction, but U.S. politicians have long considered it untouchable. Then, in 2017 - after much wrangling and over the objections of several suburban members of Congress - Republicans capped the deduction as part of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act.Now there is some new evidence on the effects of that law - and the case for entirely eliminating the mortgage interest deduction just got a little stronger. Not only would its elimination free up revenue for other priorities and simplify the tax code, it is unlikely to have a negative effect on homeowners.After 1986, when Congress eliminated the deductibility of interest on...

Trevor Noah Drags Equinox Owner for Ignoring Trump
Trevor Noah Drags Equinox Owner for Ignoring Trump's Racism

Comedy CentralAs Trevor Noah explained on Thursday night's Daily Show, "historically, rich people have hosted fundraisers for political candidates" without garnering much attention. But that was before President Donald Trump.This week, after the news broke that Stephen Ross, the billionaire owner of the high-end gyms Equinox and SoulCycle, was hosting a high-dollar fundraiser for Trump, a celebrity-fueled boycott movement started to grow. Noah zeroed in the statement Ross released defending his support for Trump. "But I'll be honest," the host said, "I think it only made things worse." David Chang Begs Momofuku Backer Stephen Ross to Cancel Trump Fundraiser"I have known Donald Trump for...

Top opponent suspends campaign to unseat Afghan president
Top opponent suspends campaign to unseat Afghan president

An Afghan politician once seen as a top contender to stop President Ashraf Ghani winning a second term suspended his campaign on Thursday amid worsening violence and problems on his team. Hanif Atmar, the former national security advisor to Ghani, had hoped to beat his former boss in elections set for September 28. Official campaign season started July 28 but was immediately beset by deadly violence, when Ghani's running mate Amrullah Saleh was targeted in an attack in Kabul that killed at least 20 people.

Russian military base blast kills two, causes radiation spike
Russian military base blast kills two, causes radiation spike

Two people died in an explosion at a military base in the Russian far north Thursday that caused a brief spike in radiation, the second accident to hit the country's facilities in a week. An explosion occurred during testing of a liquid propellant jet engine at the base near the Arctic, causing equipment to catch fire, the defence ministry said. "As a result of the accident, six defence ministry employees and a developer were injured.

Damascus rejects Turkey-US plan, Kurds give guarded welcome
Damascus rejects Turkey-US plan, Kurds give guarded welcome

Damascus said Thursday it strongly rejects a proposed US-Turkish buffer zone for northern Syria, blaming the "aggressive" project on Syria's Kurds, who gave the proposal a guarded welcome. Turkish and US officials agreed on Wednesday to establish a joint operations centre to oversee the creation of a safe zone to manage tensions between Ankara and US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria. No details were provided on the size or nature of the safe zone, but the deal appeared to provide some breathing room after Turkey had threatened an imminent attack on the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which control a large swathe of northern Syria.

El Paso shooting: Trump to visit, protest rally planned
El Paso shooting: Trump to visit, protest rally planned

El Paso opened a grief center on Tuesday to help people cope with last weekend's mass shooting at a Walmart in which 22 people were killed.

'We Are Being Eaten From Within.' Why America Is Losing the Battle Against White Nationalist Terrorism

For decades, U.S. officials ignored the growing threat of domestic extremism. That may finally be changing

Gaez: Democrats are trying to relitigate Kavanaugh confirmation after failing with Mueller hearing
Gaez: Democrats are trying to relitigate Kavanaugh confirmation after failing with Mueller hearing

Nadler demands Kavanaugh emails from Bush White House; Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera and Rep. Matt Gaetz react.

The Latest: 32 busted in drug operation in San Francisco
The Latest: 32 busted in drug operation in San Francisco

Federal prosecutors say they've charged 32 people who sold drugs in a notorious San Francisco neighborhood as part of an international operation. Chris Nielsen, special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in San Francisco, said Wednesday that most of the dealers were Honduran

Man leads police on chase from Missouri to Tennessee after stealing car full of kittens
Man leads police on chase from Missouri to Tennessee after stealing car full of kittens

A man accused of stealing a car full of cats led police through at least fourdifferent states before he was finally arrested Monday, according to WTVF

13-year-old suffers skull fracture when man attacks him for wearing hat during national anthem, police say
13-year-old suffers skull fracture when man attacks him for wearing hat during national anthem, police say

A grown man grabbed a 13-year-old and threw him to the ground during the national anthem, according to investigators in Montana.

Badass Planes, Ranked
Badass Planes, Ranked

How Elizabeth Warren plans to reboot the farm economy
How Elizabeth Warren plans to reboot the farm economy

She joins a number of 2020 Democrats trying to appeal to rural voters by unveiling a sweeping plan to overhaul farm policy.

Armed soldiers patrol silent streets after Kashmir curfew
Armed soldiers patrol silent streets after Kashmir curfew

Armed soldiers stand in front of barbed wire in Indian Kashmir's near-silent summer capital of Srinagar during a massive security lockdown imposed on the restive region by the Hindu nationalist government. Kashmir was stripped of its seven-decade-long autonomous status through a controversial presidential decree on Monday, a day after a crippling curfew was imposed on its main city. Home to more than one million people, Srinagar now looks like a ghost-town: armed soldiers on street corners and in front of barbed wire barricades make up most of the few people to be seen.

Alabama student arrested after threatening shooting, bombing at his high school
Alabama student arrested after threatening shooting, bombing at his high school

A teenager was arrested at his Alabama home Tuesday after threatening multipleattacks at Mary G

Refugees in Pakistan fearful after India abolishes Kashmir autonomy
Refugees in Pakistan fearful after India abolishes Kashmir autonomy

Refugees in Pakistani-held Kashmir voiced fears for relatives still on the other side of the disputed Himalayan border Monday after India abolished the Muslim-majority region's special autonomy, raising fears of fresh violence. Many of the roughly 250 people in the Manak Paiyan refugee camp near Muzaffarabad, the largest city in Pakistani-held Kashmir, fled fighting in the 1990s but still have family on the other side of the Line of Control, the de facto border slicing through the heavily militarised region. The move is set to exacerbate the rebellion in Kashmir, and to deepen the long-running animosity with nuclear rival Pakistan, which has fought two out of three wars with India over...

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Trump's response to the weekend massacres show he is an ethical black hole

Trump is playing the country like he's a conductor of a symphony of racist violence'Under this president, people are now afraid to go the hospital or to go the police.' Photograph: Susan Walsh/APDonald Trump continues to play his cynical game of dodging responsibility, shifting blame and exploiting tragedy. In a press conference called to address the horrors of two mass shootings in the United States over the past weekend, the president said nothing about his pivotal role in stoking fear and racism among certain segments of the population, said nothing about the fact that five of the 10 deadliest shootings in American history have happened since 2016, the fact that he has become a...

Analysis: India
Analysis: India's actions in Kashmir could have bloody consequences in the UK

In February 1984, the deputy head of the Indian Consulate in Birmingham was grabbed as he got off the bus heading home with a cake for his daughter's birthday. The next day, Kashmiri nationalists announced that they had kidnapped him and were demanding a ransom and the release of a Kashmiri leader in Indian custody. The Indian government refused and Mhatre was brutally murdered. Three decades later in 2005, the Kashmiri connection came to life once again when a group of British born young men blew themselves up on the London public transport system murdering 52 innocent commuters. Their journey to Al Qaeda training camps had started through Kashmiri oriented ones. This sad history of...

Tumbling yuan, a new twist in US-China trade war
Tumbling yuan, a new twist in US-China trade war

The yuan plummeted Monday to an eleven-year low versus the dollar, adding fuel to the China-US trade war. - What determines the yuan's level? Ordinarily, the yuan's exchange rate is determined by the currency's supply and demand, a result of factors including China's trade balance and the country's interest and inflation rates.

UK joins United States for maritime security mission in Gulf
UK joins United States for maritime security mission in Gulf

Britain on Monday joined the United States in a maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels travelling through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a British-flagged vessel. British officials stressed that there was no change to London's policy on Iran but joining the United States is the most significant non-Brexit foreign policy move to date of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's 12-day-old government.

Blasts rock Russian arms depot, eight injured - TASS
Blasts rock Russian arms depot, eight injured - TASS

A series of blasts rocked an arms depot at a Russian military base in Siberia on Monday, injuring eight people and prompting aluminum producer Rusal to suspend operations at the country's biggest alumina producing plant. Eleven thousand Russians were being evacuated from neighborhoods in Krasnoyarsk region's city of Achinsk following blasts and a fire at a military storage facility, TASS news agency cited local authorities as saying. Eight people were injured in the incident, TASS news agency cited doctors as saying.

Berlin: Don
Berlin: Don't see Germany taking part in U.S. naval mission in Strait of Hormuz

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the whole German government do not see Germany taking part in a U.S-led naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz at the moment, a government spokeswoman said on Monday. "The chancellor does not see a participation in a U.S-led mission in the current situation and at the current time - everyone in the German government agrees on that," a government spokeswoman told a news conference. The U.S. Embassy in Berlin said on Tuesday the United States had asked Germany to join France and Britain in a mission to protect shipping through the strait and "combat Iranian aggression".

2020 Democrats blasted on social media for linking Trump to El Paso shooting
2020 Democrats blasted on social media for linking Trump to El Paso shooting

Democrats push political message in wake of tragedy; reaction from Republican NYC councilman Joe Borelli and former Deputy Attorney General of Virginia Stephen Cobb.

Cummings urges Trump to
Cummings urges Trump to 'come to Baltimore'

Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings took the high road in inviting President Donald Trump and other Americans to visit Baltimore but declining to respond in kind to the barrage of presidential tweets and comments disparaging him and the majority-black city he has long represented. "We are a great community," Cummings, the chairman of a powerful House committee investigating the administration, said Saturday in his first public remarks about the controversy as he participated in the opening of a small neighborhood park near his home. "Come to Baltimore.

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