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Congressional Investigation Into Wasserman Schultz IT Scandal Moves Forward Congressional Investigation Into Wasserman Schultz IT Scandal Moves Forward
- August 02, 2017

In a related development Monday, the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust ( FACT ) filed an ethics complaint with Congress against Wasserman Schultz because she kept Imran on her official office payroll for months after his IT access was terminated. (more...)
Gujarat floods: Toll climbs to 218 as more bodies found Gujarat floods: Toll climbs to 218 as more bodies found
- August 02, 2017

An official of the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC) said, "218 people have died, with 61 in Banaskantha and seven in neighbouring Patan district". At least 213 people have died so far in the devastating floods that ravaged north Gujarat districts, even as relief and rescue operations were in full swing following a break in the rain fury. (more...)
Muslim states slam 'provocative' Israel actions in Jerusalem Muslim states slam 'provocative' Israel actions in Jerusalem
- August 02, 2017

Palestinians succeeded last week in forcing the Israeli police to remove installations placed at the gates leading to Al-Aqsa Mosque, a step seen by police as defeat to their plans at the Muslim holy compound. He also urged OIC member states for providing all out supports including development and capacity building assistance to empower the Palestinians. If Israel agreed to release all of the 5000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, 56 percent of Palestinians who were initially opposed ... (more...)
States Win Right to Join Defense of Obamacare Subsidy Payments
- August 02, 2017

Led by the Democratic attorneys general of NY and California, the motion that the court granted is the most recent twist in the gnarled legal and political history of the subsidies. "But Democrats know what's in his hand, and he's got a pair of twos", Nicholas Bagley, a University of MI law professor, told the Associated Press . (more...)
Iran's FM Demands End to 'Culture of Impunity' Over Israel Iran's FM Demands End to 'Culture of Impunity' Over Israel
- August 02, 2017

It is but another tragic effect of the illegal occupation of the Palestinian territory, and the persistent violation of the most fundamental inalienable rights of the Palestinian people. Israel angered the Islamic world by installing metal detectors and security cameras at the Old City of Jerusalem's Temple Mount compound, known to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif, following a July 14 terror attack at the site in which three Arab Israelis shot dead two police officers using weapons smuggled into ... (more...)
Bride spends honeymoon in jail after pulling gun on groom Bride spends honeymoon in jail after pulling gun on groom
- August 02, 2017

Things escalated, and what Prichard allegedly did next shocked everyone. "Pointed it at her new husband's head and pulled the trigger", said Evans. She loaded the gun again and fired it into the air, causing the guests to panic. That witness told police the couple had been drinking and arguing outside the motel. Witnesses made statements about events preceeding the police's arrival. (more...)
President Personally Dictated Son's Intentionally Misleading 'Russian Adoption' Statement President Personally Dictated Son's Intentionally Misleading 'Russian Adoption' Statement
- August 02, 2017

But that changed when the president made a decision to personally dictate the statement himself, suggesting the meeting with the Russian lawyer was to discuss "a program about the adoption of Russian children". said it had not. The statement emphasized the meeting was "not a campaign issue at the time". She said: "There's a review process, a legal process". (more...)
Kushner meets with interns on Capitol Hill Kushner meets with interns on Capitol Hill
- August 02, 2017

Prior to the talk, the congressional intern director did say, according to Foreign Policy , that people in attendance weren't allowed to leak contents of the speech as they were off-the-record. If the latter is the case with the Trump administration, Kurtzer says that preparing for failure seems like a unusual way to rally Israelis and Palestinians to commit to a US-sponsored peace process. (more...)
Doklam standoff: China cites 2006 document, says India trespassed into its territory Doklam standoff: China cites 2006 document, says India trespassed into its territory
- August 02, 2017

The claim was made in a 15-page dossier, "The Facts and China's Position", on weeks of standoff between the Indian Army and the Chinese border guards in the Doklam bowl on the border in Sikkim that has raised a threat of war between the two countries. (more...)
Etihad helping Australian police with plane attack probe Etihad helping Australian police with plane attack probe
- August 02, 2017

The men are now being held without any criminal charges under the Australian government's special terror-related powers. Police have been searching five properties across Sydney after four men were arrested in raids on July 29. One US official said the plot was "fairly well along" when it was disrupted by Australian authorities. The AFP has not released details of the plot, although a USA official familiar with the arrests told Reuters that the target appeared to have been a commercial ... (more...)
Led coalition confirms casualties from attack on convoy in Afghanistan Led coalition confirms casualties from attack on convoy in Afghanistan
- August 02, 2017

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation confirmed in a statement that the convoy was attacked and did "cause casualties". The statement says two soldiers received minor injuries during the hard landing early on Tuesday in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province. (more...)
Man fires gunshots, kills himself outside Chinese consulate in LA Man fires gunshots, kills himself outside Chinese consulate in LA
- August 02, 2017

Investigators said no one else was injured in the shooting. Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Mike Lopez said that a Chinese national, who is yet to be identified, fatally shot himself in his auto after the shooting. A security guard of the consulate told Xinhua that the gunman shot at least 17 bullets before killing himself in his vehicle. The Chinese consulate , in a short statement, said it was extremely concerned about the incident and had asked the United States to take all ... (more...)
Tillerson Says 'Peaceful Pressure' Still Best North Korea Option
- August 02, 2017

Instead, he said, it's to get the regime to develop the "willingness to sit and talk with us and others, but with an understanding that a condition of those talks" is North Korea giving up its nuclear weapons capability. Senate. Despite Russia's moves to dramatically reduce the number of staff at USA diplomatic compounds in Russia in response to a possible fresh wave of US sanctions against Moscow, Tillerson said Russia and the United States still share an interest in fighting terrorism. (more...)
Man reportedly witnessed auto crash which killed his wife and stepchildren Man reportedly witnessed auto crash which killed his wife and stepchildren
- August 02, 2017

The 12-year-old young lady was articulated dead on landing in North Devon District Hospital. Her brother was taken to hospital by air ambulance but also died a short while later, police said. Their names have not yet been released and police say it could be another day before they are revealed. They appealed for anyone with information to contact the Exeter serious collision team. (more...)
Trump pushes out Priebus, names DHS' Kelly WH chief of staff
- August 02, 2017

Almost three months later, Trump lauded Kelly as a "star" and brought him in to replace Reince Priebus with the hopes the former Marine general might be able to restore order in the White House. CNN's sources said, in the news outlet's words, that Comey and Kelly "had a professional relationship and a deep mutual respect for each other". He even considered quitting as Homeland Security Secretary in protest. (more...)
Prisión a opositores, retroceso en búsqueda de la paz: SRE
- August 02, 2017

El Tribunal Supremo de Justicia (TSJ) de Venezuela aseguró este martes que los opositores planeaban fugarse y por ello les fue revocado el arresto domiciliario en que se encontraban y fueron llevados de vuelta a prisión. "Si están viendo esto, entonces eso es lo que pasó, porque vinieron y me tomaron injustamente como prisionero", se escucha decir a López , quien añade que lo apresan por sus pensamientos, su consciencia y porque quiere "una mejor Venezuela ". (more...)
USA plans trade action over China copyright piracy USA plans trade action over China copyright piracy
- August 02, 2017

Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 allows the president to unilaterally impose tariffs or other trade restrictions to protect USA industries from "unfair trade practices" of foreign countries, such as trade agreement violations, or "discriminatory" actions that burden US commerce. (more...)
Indians vs Red Sox Indians vs Red Sox
- August 02, 2017

Boston's late win helped them climb a half-game ahead of the Yankees in the AL East after NY lost 4-3 to the Tigers. The Red Sox challenged Jackson's catch, but it was upheld because his feet were over the field of play when he snared the ball. (more...)
Hezbollah and Syrian Jabhat Fateh al Sham exchange captives
- August 02, 2017

The local head of Jabhat Fatah al-Sham said the deal had been held up due to disagreements with the Lebanese government and Hezbollah , adding that the negotiations were going through General Security director Abbas Ibrahim. Thousands are preparing to leave an area on the border between Lebanon and Syria, following an agreement between a Syrian opposition group and Hezbollah. (more...)
Louis cop charged in 2011 death faces trial this week Louis cop charged in 2011 death faces trial this week
- August 02, 2017

The first-degree murder trial will be decided by a judge rather than a jury despite objections from prosecutors. It's expected to last two weeks. "Whatever the ultimate outcome, it likely will be melancholy". 'Anthony didn't have a gun with him that day, and if he had a gun, it wouldn't be that revolver, ' Smith's fiancee, Christina Wilson, told St Louis Post-Dispatch previous year. (more...)
Trump rips China after North Korea missile test Trump rips China after North Korea missile test
- August 02, 2017

The exercise was followed yesterday by a successful test by American forces of a missile interception system the USA hopes will be installed on the Korean peninsula. "That still continues to be the focus, and we're keeping those - all options on the table in order to do that". "China could easily solve this problem!" B-1B Lancer bombers over South Korea. (more...)
IT Dept raids Bengaluru resort where Guj Congress MLAs staying
- August 02, 2017

The Income Tax Department today conducted searches at multiple locations in Karnataka and Delhi related to Karnataka energy minister D.K. Shivakumar. His room in the resort was searched and he was taken for questioning at his home. Patel, also political secretary to party President Sonia Gandhi, filed nomination in Ahmedabad on July 26. The BJP has fielded party chief Amit Shah and renominated Union minister Smriti Irani for two seats and put up Balwantsinh Rajput for the third which is held ... (more...)
Congress corners Government over IT raid and NOTA in RS
- August 02, 2017

As per news agency PTI, I-T officials claimed of recovering Rs 7.5 crore cash from the minister's properties, who has been taken to his house in Bengaluru from the resort by the tax sleuths. The I-T officials on Wednesday morning raided Karnataka Power Minister DK Shivakumar's residence and visited a private resort in Bengaluru where 44 Congress lawmakers from Gujarat were staying. (more...)
Kishida to leave the Cabinet; Onodera getting defense portfolio
- August 02, 2017

The prime minister is poised to retain Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso, 76, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, 68, LDP Secretary-General Toshihiro Nikai, 78, and LDP Vice President Masahiko Komura, 75, as the "framework" of his administration. (more...)
Trump's Attorney General tiptoes past controversy in Atlanta Trump's Attorney General tiptoes past controversy in Atlanta
- August 02, 2017

Jeff Sessions spoke to a room full of African-American law-enforcement officials. Trump's comment on Friday is now described by the White House as a joke. Sessions did not mention the president's own remarks to a law enforcement audience earlier in the week that appeared to endorse rough treatment for gang suspects. (more...)