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Homeless Vet who Helped Stranded Woman Says He Can't Get GoFundMe Cash Homeless Vet who Helped Stranded Woman Says He Can't Get GoFundMe Cash
- August 25, 2018

McClure and her boyfriend Mark D'Amico responded with a GoFundMe campaign to raise $10,000 so that Bobbitt could get safely through the winter. However, Bobbitt said he never spoke to a lawyer and only met a financial adviser once. A couple whose fundraising drive for a homeless Good Samaritan went viral have been accused of keeping much of the $400,000 they raised for themselves. (more...)
US, China raise tariffs in new round of trade dispute US, China raise tariffs in new round of trade dispute
- August 25, 2018

The penalties, previously announced , apply to $16 billion of goods from both sides including automobiles and metal scrap from the United States and Chinese-made factory machinery and electronic components. Chinese authorities have said they would take "comprehensive measures", which companies worry could mean targeting operations of United States firms in China for disruption. (more...)
Trump says 'productive' talks held on reinstating N Korea summit Trump says 'productive' talks held on reinstating N Korea summit
- August 25, 2018

Ms Sanders also said National Security Adviser John Bolton has had phone calls with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts nearly every day over the last few weeks. "The Community will expand the horizon of the Korean economy to the northern part of the continent and become the main artery of mutual prosperity in Northeast Asia". (more...)
Bid to close voting sites in mostly black United States county blocked Bid to close voting sites in mostly black United States county blocked
- August 25, 2018

Still, it acknowledged the controversy prompted by the proposal and said it would not approve it. The Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and other civil rights groups forcefully objected to the proposal after it was announced in a local newspaper a few weeks ago. (more...)
Trump Hits at South Africa for Allegedly Seizing Land from White Farmers Trump Hits at South Africa for Allegedly Seizing Land from White Farmers
- August 25, 2018

While rural crime including robbery is still a problem in South Africa , AgriSA, one of the country's leading agricultural groups, says murders of farmers are at a 20-year low. In January, he sparked more outrage when he complained to lawmakers in a private meeting at the White House that US immigration law offered protections for people from "shithole countries", referring to Haiti, El Salvador and some African nations. (more...)
Hurricane Lane threatens major flooding in Hawaii Hurricane Lane threatens major flooding in Hawaii
- August 25, 2018

The National Weather Service downgraded the Big Island to a tropical storm warning , meaning it expects sustained winds of 39 miles per hour (62 kph) to 73 miles per hour (117 kph) on the island instead of stronger hurricane-force winds. Before sunrise, Oahu was slammed with wind gusts of up to 97 km/h. Earlier in the day Lane had been ranked as a Category 4 . "Trying to figure which comes first, the fire or the rain", said Azam, who's from Oakland, California, and is staying at a hotel. (more...)
OH special election: Republican Troy Balderson wins tight race for House seat OH special election: Republican Troy Balderson wins tight race for House seat
- August 25, 2018

The margin isn't close enough to trigger an automatic recount under OH law. Still, the victory was narrow in a district Republicans have dominated since 1982 and where Trump won by 11 percentage points in 2016. Balderson was endorsed by President Donald Trump and Ohio Governor John Kasich, and he benefited from millions in out-of-state GOP dollars. But O'Connor was a long shot in a district that has been held by Republicans for almost 35 years and his close miss follows a number of strong ... (more...)
Trump administration cuts more than $200 million in Palestinian aid Trump administration cuts more than $200 million in Palestinian aid
- August 25, 2018

Asked where the money would be redirected and whether it would go to other Palestinian projects, another State Department official said: "We will work with Congress to redirect these funds to other policy priorities". "There is no glory in constantly bullying and punishing a people under occupation". It said that no soldiers were wounded but made no mention of any Palestinian casualties. (more...)
Prelim Autopsy Suggests Tibbetts Died From 'Multiple Sharp Force Injuries' Prelim Autopsy Suggests Tibbetts Died From 'Multiple Sharp Force Injuries'
- August 25, 2018

After the interview, police say, Rivera guided them to her location "from memory". "But he's innocent, so he didn't run and hide". " Mollie Tibbetts would be horrified by the fact that this case is being used against unlawful immigration ", Rivera told MacCallum, citing some recent statements from family and friends. (more...)
Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull defiant over fresh leadership challenge Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull defiant over fresh leadership challenge
- August 25, 2018

He proved out of step with most Australians previous year when he unsuccessfully campaigned against Australia legislating to allow gay marriage. She said she imagines Mr Morrison will be going to the upcoming Pacific Island Forum in Nauru as well. "They will give Australia a real change at success", he added. (more...)
Judge tosses lawsuit against Christopher Steele, Trump dossier author Judge tosses lawsuit against Christopher Steele, Trump dossier author
- August 25, 2018

Epstein ruled that the plaintiffs failed to prove Steele was aware that some information in the dossier was incorrect or that he acted "with reckless disregard as to its falsity". Alfa Bank has brought similar defamation suits against Fusion GPS, the opposition-research firm that hired Mr Steele, and BuzzFeed, which published the dossier in full in January 2017. (more...)
Lawyer for Maria Butina Asks Judge to Reconsider Her Detention Lawyer for Maria Butina Asks Judge to Reconsider Her Detention
- August 25, 2018

Driscoll argued that Butina should be freed to home detention, noting that the activities for which she is charged were not covert and involved no collection of sensitive information. She's been detained since her arrest by the Federal Bureau of Investigation last month. Butina allegedly posed as a graduate student while working to advance Russian interests by playing up to powerful officials at the National Rifle Association and the National Prayer Breakfast. (more...)
Trump accuses former personal lawyer of Trump accuses former personal lawyer of "making stories"
- August 24, 2018

Nearly simultaneously, Michael Cohen , Trump's fixer for decades, pleaded guilty to election fraud and in a shock move pointed to Trump as a co-conspirator. State cases could add a significant twist: President Trump would be unable to pardon people convicted exclusively of state crimes. "Let it be said that any president who cheats our institutions shall be impeached". (more...)
Former Trump lawyer Cohen subpoenaed in Trump charity case
- August 24, 2018

Trump Foundation. Trump made the comments as his White House struggled to manage the fallout from Cohen's plea deal and the conviction of Trump's former campaign chairman Manafort on financial charges. But the fact that he fielded an impeachment question during a press conference meant to be about his meeting with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh signals the growing interest in the question. (more...)
Trump Predicts His Impeachment Would Trigger Stock Market Crash Trump Predicts His Impeachment Would Trigger Stock Market Crash
- August 24, 2018

On Thursday, during an extensive interview with Fox News , President Trump warned "I don't know how you can impeach somebody who's done a great job..." But the Justice Department says the hush money payments arranged by Cohen to hide allegations of Trump's extramarital affairs were actually unreported campaign contributions meant to influence the outcome of the election. (more...)
Trump says Pompeo won't go to North Korea, criticizes denuclearization progress Trump says Pompeo won't go to North Korea, criticizes denuclearization progress
- August 24, 2018

While the administration says its "global pressure campaign" on North Korea remains in place, there is growing concern that other countries are shirking United Nations sanctions, given a window to restore economic ties in part because of the thaw in U.S. (more...)
Alex Salmond Sexual Harassment Allegations Are 'Extremely Difficult,' Says Nicola Sturgeon Alex Salmond Sexual Harassment Allegations Are 'Extremely Difficult,' Says Nicola Sturgeon
- August 24, 2018

Complaints were filed in January claiming the former leader of the SNP sexually assaulted two female staff members at the first minister's official residence at Bute House in Edinburgh. In an interview, he added: "I can't specify what the complaints are because I'm going to court, and I specifically and absolutely deny any suggestion of criminality. (more...)
Thomas Cook takes its guests out of Egypt hotel after 2 died Thomas Cook takes its guests out of Egypt hotel after 2 died
- August 24, 2018

She said her focus was now on getting her children home, and she thanked people for their messages of support. "Mum and Dad meant the world to me and the children, and we are in utter shock over what has happened and what is happening", she said. (more...)
Forest fire in area laden with unexploded munitions prompts evacuations near Berlin Forest fire in area laden with unexploded munitions prompts evacuations near Berlin
- August 24, 2018

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from homes menaced by the fire. Neighbourhoods from the south to the centre are affected with smoke, said the fire department on Twitter. Isolated showers were predicted for parts of Berlin and Brandenburg, but meteorologists could not predict whether the rain would fall on burning areas. (more...)
Court clears road for Mnangagwa’s inauguration, Chamisa loses case Court clears road for Mnangagwa’s inauguration, Chamisa loses case
- August 24, 2018

What was supposed to be a new chapter in Zimbabwean politics soon turned to violence as angry members of the opposition party took to the streets of Harare after early results indicated Mnangagwa would win. "The applicant would've had a clear and indisputable picture of the outcome of the election". Lawyers for the government dismissed claims the opposition had produced any evidence of fraud, accusing the MDC of being "flippant". (more...)
Yemen rebels say Saudi-led coalition airstrikes kill dozens, UAE denies it Yemen rebels say Saudi-led coalition airstrikes kill dozens, UAE denies it
- August 24, 2018

Civilians were killed in western Yemen on Thursday in a missile strike for which the Houthi rebels and a Saudi-led coalition fighting them traded blame. Ms Whitson, HRW Middle East director, also warned governments providing arms to Saudi Arabia that these "sham investigations" do not protect them from being complicit in violations in Yemen. (more...)
Liner boss’s mum calls cruise fall Brit ‘stupid’ Liner boss’s mum calls cruise fall Brit ‘stupid’
- August 24, 2018

She told the Croatian news channel HRT: "I fell off the back of the Norwegian Star and I was in the water for 10 hours". I am very lucky to be alive. We are pleased to advise that the guest was found alive, remains in stable condition, and is being treated in Croatia . "We are very happy that the individual, who is a United Kingdom resident, is now safe and will soon be reunited with friends and family", the spokesperson said. (more...)
Imran Khan offers aid for Kerala flood victims Imran Khan offers aid for Kerala flood victims
- August 24, 2018

The worst floods to hit Kerala since 1924 have claimed around 370 lives since monsoon rains began on May 29 and displaced hundreds of thousands this month. Apart from the Arab nation, Qatar had also assured Rs. 35 Crore, while Maldives (35 lakh) and Thailand had also come forward for helping the devastated state through their donations. (more...)
Israel Says Slain Gaza Gunman Was Doctors Without Borders Nurse
- August 24, 2018

Doctors Without Borders confirmed al-Majdalawi had worked for the group and was killed by Israeli troops. Al-Majdalawi's family has since taken to social media to call the 28-year-old a "martyr" and said he "bought the weapon with his own money". (more...)
K-word holidaymaker banned from his kids' school K-word holidaymaker banned from his kids' school
- August 24, 2018

On Thursday, the government urged law agencies to take action against him. What followed was finding his identity and where all he was involved. Catzavelos has also been banned from setting foot in his children's school. People were shocked out with the racist video and also asked others to boycott the companies with which he was involved in. On the same day Nike issued a short statement distancing itself from the matter. (more...)

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