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2 dead in North Carolina after home they were in collapses

2 dead in North Carolina after home they were in collapses People are asked to not travel unless escaping flood waters. He said only a few homes have been cut off by flooding, but the residents are safe. Sprayberry said state and rescue officials as well as structural collapse teams have been deployed in the area. [Full Article...]

And The Spelling Bee-Winning Word Was …

And The Spelling Bee-Winning Word Was … To even get to that point, the finalists had to survive almost five hours of onstage spelling that started Thursday morning. Reagan took second in the state contest, but she and Karrissa were invited to the national bee as part of a new Scripps Howard initiative created to "level the playing field, " Bee spokesperson Valerie Miller told USA Today . [Full Article...]

Trump muses about pardoning Martha Stewart and Rod Blagojevich

Trump muses about pardoning Martha Stewart and Rod Blagojevich He was found guilty of attempting to trade the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama for money or favors. "What is he supposed to do, not exercise his power because people might misinterpret it?" asked Rudy Giuliani , a pardon attorney in President Ronald Reagan's Justice Department and now Trump's lawyer in the Mueller probe. [Full Article...]

Trump shows optimism for North Korea summit. What changed?

Trump shows optimism for North Korea summit. What changed? Kim, vice chairman of the Korean Workers' Party central committee and a member of leader Kim Jong-un's inner circle, boarded an Air China flight bound for NY early Wednesday afternoon in Beijing . U.S. officials now expect the summit to go ahead, but they want North Korea to accept that nuclear disarmament be at the heart of the discussion - and warn that there can be no end to trade sanctions ... [Full Article...]

Mattis: US to continue 'freedom' operations in South China Sea:The Asahi Shimbun

Mattis: US to continue 'freedom' operations in South China Sea:The Asahi Shimbun Tensions in the hotly disputed region have risen amid reports of the Chinese military landing bombers on their artificial islands for the first time. However he mentioned it was unfair to single out China for its superior militarization within the South China Sea . He contrasted the U.S. Navy's FONOPs with opaque Chinese behavior. [Full Article...]

Israel satisfied with Russia’s stance on Iran’s military presence in Syria - ambassador

Israel satisfied with Russia’s stance on Iran’s military presence in Syria - ambassador The province had been the subject of a race between the Russian-backed Assad government forces and the SDF, each trying to outpace its rival. "This is our land, it's our right, and it's our duty to liberate it". Responding to U.S. President Donald Trump's description of him as "Animal Assad", the Syrian leader said: "What you say is what you are". "So, he wanted to represent what he is, and th... [Full Article...]

Fast lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano closes highway

Fast lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano closes highway As lava rushed past the property, a USGS crew that was flying the drone used the aircraft to lead rescue teams to the stranded man, who was safely evacuated. During the next three years, a series of lava fountains built a cone of cinder and lava spatter that was dubbed Puu Oo. High concentrations of volcanic gasses are still present in the Leialani Estates area, where fissures continue to crea... [Full Article...]

Mueller team will meddle in midterm polls

Mueller team will meddle in midterm polls One of President Donald Trump's personal attorneys " admitted " that the special counsel investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election had a "good case for obstruction" of justice against the president, according to a former Watergate attorney. [Full Article...]

Pompeii: New find shows man crushed trying to flee eruption

Pompeii: New find shows man crushed trying to flee eruption Collision with the stone, which weighs more than 600 pounds, evidently beheaded the ancient man. "Archeologists found the rock sticking out of the ground at an angle, with the remains of the man protruding and intact from the chest down", The Telegraph writes . [Full Article...]

Both sides preparing as if US-NKorea summit will happen

Both sides preparing as if US-NKorea summit will happen White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that since the letter, "the North Koreans have been engaging", with the U.S. Analysts believe the United States is trying to determine whether North Korea is willing to agree to sufficient steps toward getting rid of its nuclear weapons to allow a summit to take place. [Full Article...]

Trump administration announces new tariffs on EU, Canada and Mexico

Trump administration announces new tariffs on EU, Canada and Mexico Trudeau said the Trump move will hurt USA interests. "That (Welland) plant could be running, employing about 100 people, at good paying jobs using Canadian steel, but I can't compete with the dumped imports that come into Canada ", said Zekelman. [Full Article...]

Top North Korean official lands in USA for talks with Mike Pompeo

North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol arrives at a hotel in NY, U.S., May 30, 2018 . As Kim and Pompeo were meeting in NY, other USA teams were meeting with North Korean officials in Singapore and in the heavily fortified Korean Demilitarized Zone. [Full Article...]

Government set to eradicate mycoplasma bovis

Government set to eradicate mycoplasma bovis Mycoplasma bovis was first detected in New Zealand in July past year, and manifests in mastitis in cows, severe pneumonia, ear infections and other symptoms. According to local reports, since being discovered, 26,000 cows have been culled. The government has said that it will try to provide relief to the affected farmers in the form of compensation. [Full Article...]

U.S. to Impose 25% Tariff on Tech Goods From China - White House

U.S. to Impose 25% Tariff on Tech Goods From China - White House President Trump has raised the stakes again in his trade dispute with China by pledging to make good on a threat to impose $50 billion of tariffs on imports within weeks. Zarit said companies don't favor investment and export restrictions but want equal treatment "and this seems to be one of the ways to do that". The announcement raises the stakes for the third round of talks between the two ec... [Full Article...]

Syrian army ready for southern battle-pro-Assad commander

Syrian army ready for southern battle-pro-Assad commander At the moment, the control of the border area close to Jordan and Israel is shared between Syrian government forces and different militant groups. Washington warned Syria on Friday it would take " firm and appropriate measures " in response to any ceasefire violations. The comments underline a government plan to target the area near the borders with Jordan and Israel despite a US warning... [Full Article...]

Where is Melania Trump? First lady keeps low profile after hospital stay

Where is Melania Trump? First lady keeps low profile after hospital stay She was notably absent from the Memorial Day wreath-laying at Arlington Cemetery earlier this week. Has she left the White House and moved back to New York City, and is hiding out at the Trump Tower? The first lady addressed the speculation over her whereabouts in a tweet on Wednesday afternoon, stating , "I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I'm doing". [Full Article...]

Nashville prepares for 3rd visit from President Trump amidst Blackburn fundraiser

Nashville prepares for 3rd visit from President Trump amidst Blackburn fundraiser President Trump is set to make his third trip to Nashville, Tennessee for a "Make America Great Again" rally. Speaking at a boisterous rally in Nashville, Mr. Ms. Blackburn has tethered herself tightly to Mr. Trump in her bid, a vital race for Republicans working to hold off Democratic attempts to seize the majority. [Full Article...]

Prominent Russian journalist who criticised Kremlin shot dead in Kiev

Prominent Russian journalist who criticised Kremlin shot dead in Kiev Babchenko was critical of Russia's annexation of Crimea and its operations in Syria, and was forced to flee Russian Federation in February 2017 because of threats to him and his family. While searching for a new country to live and work, in he visited Israel, which is the home of roughly one million Russian speakers, in 2017. Ukraine admitted that it had staged the fake assassination as p... [Full Article...]

'Assassinated' Anti-Putin Journalist Reappears, Announces Arrests in 'Murder'

'Assassinated' Anti-Putin Journalist Reappears, Announces Arrests in 'Murder' Babchenko appeared at a press conference broadcast on Ukrainian television today to break the news that his alleged murder had actually been staged, as a means of exposing Russian agents. Babchenko's murder was the fourth of a Kremlin critic in the Ukrainian capital in two years. Before ushering Babchenko into the room, Gritsak said investigators had identified a Ukrainian citizen who had been r... [Full Article...]

Louisiana televangelist seeks donations for $54M private jet

Louisiana televangelist seeks donations for $54M private jet According to the St. Charles Herald , Duplantis' home is a combined 35,000 square feet. His net worth has been estimated at $50 million . Duplantis runs a ministry and a church in Destrehan , Louisiana, outside New Orleans. A column at the conservative Christian site Faithwire.com criticized the fundraising effort. A Louisiana televangelist is asking for followers for donations to buy... [Full Article...]


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