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Woman found guilty of killing husband in murder witnessed by parrot

Woman found guilty of killing husband in murder witnessed by parrot According to the BBC , that witness was an African Grey parrot named Bud , whose repetitive mimicry of his owner Martin Duram's dying words helped a jury convict Duram's wife Glenna of his 2015 murder . In a report obtained by local outlet WOOD TV8 , police indicated that they first thought the incident was a double-homicide, after finding Glenna in the home with a gunshot wound to the head. [Full Article...]

Indonesia Condemns Tensions in East Jerusalem

Indonesia Condemns Tensions in East Jerusalem In a separate protest , the religious endowments and Al-Aqsa affairs, run by the Jordanian government, chose to close all the mosques in East Jerusalem on Friday and called for prayers in front of Al-Aqsa's gates to resist the metal detectors used by Israeli police. [Full Article...]

Iran's president: We'll 'stand up to' US

On Wednesday, President Hassan Rouhani pledged that Iran would would respond to the U.S. sanctions in kind. The US Department of the Treasury , Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated 16 entities and individuals for engaging in support of illicit Iranian actors or transnational criminal activity, the US Treasury Department's official website reported. [Full Article...]

After Exxon Fine for Sanctions Violations, Calls for Rex Tillerson to Resign

After Exxon Fine for Sanctions Violations, Calls for Rex Tillerson to Resign Exxon violated US sanctions on Russia during May 2014 when it signed eight documents relating to oil and gas projects in Russia with Igor Sechin , the president of Russian state-oil firm Rosneft, Treasury said in an enforcement notice posted to its website. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk says successful maiden flight for Falcon Heavy unlikely

Elon Musk says successful maiden flight for Falcon Heavy unlikely Musk followed with more details about the proposed route, adding there could be a dozen or more entry/exit elevators in each city. Ever heard of the Hyperloop, the technology being pitched in California by tech mogul Elon Musk that would whisk people in pods 700 miles per hour through underground tunnels? It's not clear if Musk has bought a tunnel boring machine in Washington; the only tunnel ... [Full Article...]

Video purportedly shows Baltimore police officer planting drugs, public defender's office says

Video purportedly shows Baltimore police officer planting drugs, public defender's office says Around the last 30 seconds, the audio comes back in. He rummages around before finding the can and the bag which is full of white pills. One of his colleagues shouts back "What's up?" The initial scene in the alley was captured because the body cameras used by the Baltimore Police Department retain recordings beginning 30 seconds before the cameras are switched on, albeit without audio. [Full Article...]

She Expressed Support for LGBT Peopleand Was Fired

She Expressed Support for LGBT Peopleand Was Fired In an interview, Robertson said she felt obligated to post in support of equality in order to let her LGBT friends know that she does not support the church's policy . "Homosexuality and transgenderism are not sins; if God made us, and those are part of who we are ... then God created that as well". "I fought for so long trying to find my place in this church", Robertson said. [Full Article...]

Solanke strikes as Liverpool beat Palace 2-0

Solanke strikes as Liverpool beat Palace 2-0 In the second half, Liverpool took the lead on 60 minutes when one of their new signings Dominic Solanke found the bottom corner after nice work from Divock Origi . The conditions, the overbearing humidity and badly torn-up pitch, affected proceedings but Liverpool always looked the likelier of scoring first. [Full Article...]

Chinese vice premier calls for cooperation to address differences between China, US

Chinese vice premier calls for cooperation to address differences between China, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the talks with the Chinese delegation, led by Vice-Premier Wang Yang, would focus on concrete steps to provide greater access and a "level playing field" for United States companies to the world's second-largest market. [Full Article...]

Israel weighs removal of metal detectors as tension in Jerusalem rises

The sovereignty over the compound, and by extension, Jerusalem , is one of the focal points of Israeli and Palestinian national narratives and among the obstacles in peace negotiations. During the same two year period, Israeli forces have killed more than 254 Palestinians, majority said by Israel to be attackers while others were killed in clashes with Israeli forces. [Full Article...]

Cech and Martinez the heroes in shoot-out win for Arsenal

Cech and Martinez the heroes in shoot-out win for Arsenal Having lost Per Mertesacker to illness just before the start Arsenal had a back three of Bielik, Elneny and Monreal and despite struggling at times they managed to frustrate a fluid Bayern attack including Ribery, with two massive helping hands from the brilliant Petr Cech. [Full Article...]

California Extends Tough Climate Policy Measures To 2030

California Extends Tough Climate Policy Measures To 2030 Legislators also approved a bill Monday meant to reduce other air pollutants, including those thought to cause or exacerbate asthma. California stood firmly and courageously faced the existential threat of our times , Mr. Brown commended the two parties for coming together to support the cap-and-trade extension. Meanwhile, activists at the California Environmental Justice Alliance and the S... [Full Article...]

Hot dog! July 19th is National Hot Dog Day

Hot dog! July 19th is National Hot Dog Day Those are the best Hot Dog Day deals we could find, but depending on where you live, there could be dozens or even hundreds of other limited-time offers available. Burger King: Participating locations are offering grilled hot dogs for 79 cents until July 31. From now through July 23rd, you can grab a hot dog for $1.00 at participating locations. [Full Article...]

Pence reiterates pledge to move US Embassy to Jerusalem

Pence reiterates pledge to move US Embassy to Jerusalem The group, founded by the controversial San Antonio pastor John Hagee , is composed largely of evangelicals and met in Washington this week in to celebrate what its members consider to be an administration more in line with its values. This was certainly clear as he explained the reasons behind his support for Israel. Although the move is a priority of Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu a... [Full Article...]

The Story behind the Jerusalem Attack

The Story behind the Jerusalem Attack Turkey's parliamentary group chairman of the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) also slammed Israeli restrictions on Muslims wishing to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem . The Jewish visitors were expelled from the compound for bringing sacred books to the Mount and trying to pray there. Police closed the site briefly, reopening it 15 minutes later. [Full Article...]

Volunteers rally together to support BC wildfire evacuees

Volunteers rally together to support BC wildfire evacuees Near Kelowna, about 60 homes remained on evacuation alert in the community of Lake Country after a human-caused fire was sparked Friday, destroying eight homes. Meantime the weather forecast is finally lending a helping hand. Lake Country Fire Chief Steve Windsor said the 55-hectare blaze started along the side of a road and was 75 per cent contained by Monday. [Full Article...]

Rural America's Red Wall: Democratic 2018 Midterm Plans Just Took Another Hit

Rural America's Red Wall: Democratic 2018 Midterm Plans Just Took Another Hit Voters in counties that opted for President Donald Trump remain solidly in support of his agenda despite their growing weariness toward some of his more unorthodox behavior, a Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll found Wenesday. A fifth of potential new voters say they'd vote to support Trump, while 28 percent say they'd vote to oppose him; it's 22 and 24 percent among registered return voters. [Full Article...]

Google's mobile search app now has a personalized news feed

Google's mobile search app now has a personalized news feed The company is updating the feed in its Google app to provide more in-depth, personalized context about news and information shared around the web. On the other hand, if you've been reading up on herpes that shouldn't show up in the feed, because Google is using technology to filter out "potentially upsetting or sensitive content". [Full Article...]

Hundreds Of Structures Threatened By Central California Fire

Hundreds Of Structures Threatened By Central California Fire Firefighters have made headway on three fires burning in Mendocino and Lake counties, with all evacuation orders being lifted and no structures immediately threatened. Unfavorable weather conditions , ample fuel and steep terrain are hampering firefighting efforts, according to Cal Fire. It's threatening at least 1,500 homes. [Full Article...]

Notorious 86-year-old jewel thief Doris Payne arrested again - at Walmart

Notorious 86-year-old jewel thief Doris Payne arrested again - at Walmart The guard caught Payne as she was about to exit the store with the items that totaled $86.22. An employee watched the 86-year-old jewel thief snap up items in the pharmacy, electronics and grocery departments, police said. She has been arrested all across the country, including in Charlotte. "There has never been a day that I went to steal that I did not get what I want", Payne said in the docum... [Full Article...]


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