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Verdict in for Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Verdict in for Sheriff Joe Arpaio Last year, the judge asked federal prosecutors to file criminal contempt charges against Arpaio and several subordinates, alleging they had disregarded the court's directions, made false statements and attempted to obstruct further inquiry. [Full Article...]

Explosion at mosque in Afghanistan's Herat

Explosion at mosque in Afghanistan's Herat About 30 people are said to be wounded, and local officials say the death toll is expected to rise. Some of the injured are said to be in critical condition. The explosion happened at the Baqir-ul-uloom mosque in the Darul Aman area as people gathered for a religious ceremony. Earlier, the news agency said 15 people were killed in the blast, citing a police representative. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump to sign Russian Federation sanctions, Moscow retaliates

Donald Trump to sign Russian Federation sanctions, Moscow retaliates On Thursday, the US Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill to toughen sanctions on Russian Federation for allegedly meddling in the 2016 US presidential election and for its annexation of Crimea in 2014. The Kremlin's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is one reason lawmakers have pushed for the new sanctions. Obama ordered out 35 Russian diplomats and closed down two emb... [Full Article...]

Inmates use peanut butter to escape Alabama jail

Inmates use peanut butter to escape Alabama jail A jail specialist was accused of helping the men escape by carrying power apparatuses into the office. AL.com reports the jailbreak happened around 6:30 p.m. Underwood told a news conference. "And unknowingly to him, he hit that lock and out the door they went", Underwood said. Of the cons, all of whom were between the ages of 18 and 30, six were captured "shortly" after they ditched imprisonm... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation orders cut in U.S. diplomats in reaction to sanctions

Russia's foreign ministry said on Friday that the United States was "stubbornly taking one crudely anti-Russian step after another, using the utterly fictitious pretext of Russian interference in its internal affairs". The bill would affect a range of Russian industries and might further hurt the Russian economy, already weakened by 2014 sanctions imposed after Russia annexed Crime from Ukraine. [Full Article...]

Trump to sign bill for new sanctions on Russian Federation

Trump to sign bill for new sanctions on Russian Federation The bill also gives Congress the ability to block the president from lifting the Russian Federation sanctions. Yet Friday's move reflected growing Russian frustration that the Trump White House, besieged by multiple investigations into its ties to Russia during the campaign, had not delivered on its campaign promises. [Full Article...]

Playwright, Actor Sam Shepard Dead

Playwright, Actor Sam Shepard Dead He is survived by his children Jesse , Hannah and Walker Shepard , and his sisters Sandy and Roxanne Rogers . Sam Shepard , playwright , actor, author, screenwriter, and director has died from ALS at home in Kentucky. The consistent greatness of Sam Shepard is hard to come by. Shepard's star never soared to blockbuster heights, but his career is certainly the envy of any actor and... [Full Article...]

North Korea is not our problem, Beijing tells US

North Korea is not our problem, Beijing tells US Trump responded to the test by ripping China's leadership on Twitter. China has washed its hands of responsibility for curbing North Korea's nuclear weapons programme, saying it was up to Pyongyang and Washington to sort out their differences. [Full Article...]

NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Panagariya to step down on August 31

NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Panagariya to step down on August 31 Panagariya said he had expressed his desire to the Prime Minister about two months ago to step down from the government's policymaking machinery. Panagariya has hinted that he is likely to go back to teaching and could join the Columbia University. [Full Article...]

Cubs to acquire Justin Wilson, Alex Avila from Tigers

Cubs to acquire Justin Wilson, Alex Avila from Tigers With just hours until the MLB's non-waiver trade deadline, the Chicago Cubs have reportedly acquired Justin Wilson and Alex Avila from the Detroit Tigers . His.744 OPS in Low-A ball doesn't look impressive until you realize that he's doing it at the age of 18. He is only 27% owned in Yahoo leagues. Paredes has big upside and could end up being the best player in this trade. [Full Article...]

Seven injured after vehicle mows down pedestrians in Los Angeles

Seven injured after vehicle mows down pedestrians in Los Angeles The vehicle knocked down a white picket fence that served as a barrier between diners and pedestrians on the sidewalk. A witness to the crash said the van jumped a curb and careened into a group of people eating outside The Fish Spot restaurant in the city's Mid-Wilshire neighborhood. [Full Article...]

Brexit: Theresa May torpedoes idea of free movement extension

Brexit: Theresa May torpedoes idea of free movement extension Oliver Wyman had warned in October in a report commissioned by the industry's main lobby group TheCityUK that 75,000 jobs may disappear from Britain if finance firms, including insurers and asset managers, lost the right to sell their services freely across Europe , costing the government up to 10 billion pounds in lost tax revenue. [Full Article...]

Trump administration hopes Congress to pass tax reform bill by November

Trump administration hopes Congress to pass tax reform bill by November Short saw an opportunity to snag some Democratic votes, given that some Democrats are in vulnerable spots in the 2018 election cycle. "While we have debated the pro-growth benefits of border adjustability, we appreciate that there are many unknowns associated with it and have chose to set this policy aside in order to advance tax reform", it said. [Full Article...]

Lawmakers adjourn 3rd day of school funding special session

Lawmakers adjourn 3rd day of school funding special session Andy Manar, who sponsored the legislation, said progress toward a compromise was being made and called on Republican colleagues to continue talks. Instead, the Democrat-controlled Legislature appears headed to another showdown with Republican Gov. [Full Article...]

Turkey coup trial: nearly 500 in court amid protests

Turkey coup trial: nearly 500 in court amid protests Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses academics during a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey July 26, 2017. Gulen is being tried in absentia, and denies any role in the coup attempt. Following the July 15 coup, Turkey has arrested some 50,000 people and sacked or suspended more than 150,000 in the military, civil service and private sector as part of a sweeping crackdown that... [Full Article...]

Danilo Gallinari Injures Thumb After Punching Opponent's Face

Danilo Gallinari Injures Thumb After Punching Opponent's Face Sources say that Gallinari is on his way back to Los Angeles following the injury where he will be examined by Clippers team doctors and a LA based hand specialist. Gallinari took a forearm to the face while being boxed out and he didn't take kindly to that. After all, Blake Griffin broke his hand punching an equipment manager . [Full Article...]

Nikki Haley says 'China is aware they must act' on North Korea

Nikki Haley says 'China is aware they must act' on North Korea In a tweet, Haley said that the USA was "done talking" when it came to North Korea, saying that the issue requires an "international solution" and involvement from Japan and South Korea. North Korea on Friday tested a Hwasong-14 for the second time this month, reaching an altitude and distance in the test that defense experts believe indicate the missile could reach the continental United States... [Full Article...]

McCain, Expected To Save Health Bill, Became The Executioner

McCain, Expected To Save Health Bill, Became The Executioner Sen. John McCain's "no" vote on the "skinny repeal" of the Affordable Care Act in the early hours of Friday was a decisive, and somewhat unexpected, vote. A House GOP leadership aide said no determinations have been made how a Senate-passed skinny-repeal bill might be handled in the other chamber. Some members said, however, that now it's time to reach across the aisle. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump vows he won't let China 'do nothing' on North Korea

Donald Trump vows he won't let China 'do nothing' on North Korea The US's policy on North Korea is prompting Pyongyang to accelerate the development of nuclear weapons and nuclear delivery vehicles, a Russian military expert told Sputnik. The launch came three weeks after North Korea's first ICBM test . North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , who personally supervised the launch of the missile on Friday night, said it served as a " stern warning " for the US. [Full Article...]

White House: Trump Will Sign Russia Sanctions Bill

White House: Trump Will Sign Russia Sanctions Bill Russian state television channel Rossiya 24 said over 700 staff would be affected but that was not confirmed by the foreign ministry or the U.S. embassy. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has given mixed answers on whether Trump will sign the bill . The ministry is also suspending the U.S. [Full Article...]


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