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Air Quality Alert issued for Snohomish County starting Monday night

Air Quality Alert issued for Snohomish County starting Monday night Over the course of the next couple of days, air quality from the Crowsnest Pass, east to the Taber area, south to the US border and north to the Calgary area, is expected to drastically deteriorate. Others have downloaded a new companion mobile app that quickly shows whether the air you're breathing is safe. The bad air was just the latest in a long summer of poor air quality for southwest Orego... [Full Article...]

It's Official, Sydney Is More Liveable Than Ever

It's Official, Sydney Is More Liveable Than Ever The only cities which were scored lower than Lagos on the ranking are Syria and Bangladesh, both cities have been plagued with unrest in recent times. Some of the lowest murder rates in the world previous year were recorded in Austria and Japan. NY (57th), London (48th) and Paris (19th) all benefit from a wealth of recreational activities but also suffer from higher levels of crime, congestion a... [Full Article...]

Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report: A Reminder of the Toll of Failure

Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report: A Reminder of the Toll of Failure In other cases, it took years to remove priests despite numerous reports of abuse. Now we know the truth: "it happened everywhere", the members of the grand jury added. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newspaper reported that Bishop Zubik said: "There is no priest or deacon in an assignment today against whom there was a substantiated allegation of child sexual abuse". [Full Article...]

Manafort lawyers rest without calling witnesses in fraud trial

Manafort lawyers rest without calling witnesses in fraud trial Manafort just rested his case", Downing said outside the courthouse during Tuesday's afternoon recess. Those witnesses said the bank chief executive officer, Stephen Calk , overrode red flags at the bank. Witnesses testified at trial that Calk pushed the loans through because he wanted a post in the Trump administration. Over the course of the trial, Manafort's attorneys have sought to pin the ... [Full Article...]

Car Slams Into Barriers Outside British Parliament

Car Slams Into Barriers Outside British Parliament Armed police swooped into the area, cordoning off streets surrounding the heart of Britain's government. Police say an incident in which a auto was driven into a barrier near the Houses of Parliament appears to be a deliberate act, but the suspect under arrest is not cooperating. [Full Article...]

Italian footballer survives 30-metre fall in 'apocalyptic' bridge collapse

Italian footballer survives 30-metre fall in 'apocalyptic' bridge collapse Within hours of the disaster on a morning of torrential rain, the anti-establishment government that took office in June said the bridge collapse showed Italy needed to spend more to improve its dilapidated infrastructure, ignoring European Union budget constraints if necessary. [Full Article...]

The Country Just Got Much Closer to Having Its First Transgender Governor

The Country Just Got Much Closer to Having Its First Transgender Governor The Associated Press projected that Walker defeated his only primary challenger, Robert Meyer. "Make no mistake, the path to victory is clear", Hallquist said in a statement Tuesday night. That may change now that Hallquist is the nominee, and she is likely to draw national attention - and fundraising dollars - because of the historic potential of her candidacy. [Full Article...]

Convention on legal status of Caspian Sea signed in Aktau

Convention on legal status of Caspian Sea signed in Aktau Speaking to reporters before flying to Aktau, Rouhani said the Caspian summit is of great significance, as it would make decision on a long-awaited principal convention. While the agreement today settled the status of the sea's surface and created a formula for dividing the subsea resources, the delineation of new borders could prove contentious. [Full Article...]

U.S. ambassador urges United Kingdom to back Trump on Iran nuke deal

U.S. ambassador urges United Kingdom to back Trump on Iran nuke deal US Ambassador to Britain Woody Johnson said Iran needed to make tangible and sustained changes to behave like a normal country. "We are asking global Britain to use its considerable diplomatic power and influence and join us as we lead a concerted global effort towards a genuinely comprehensive agreement ". [Full Article...]

Killer whale mother finally lets dead newborn calf go, after 17 days

Killer whale mother finally lets dead newborn calf go, after 17 days The centre said whale-watchers near Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada, had reported seeing Tahlequah without her calf's body last week, but Saturday (local time ) was the first time researchers were able to confirm those reports. "The baby's carcass was sinking and being repeatedly retrieved by the mother, who was supporting it on her forehead and pushing it in choppy seas", the CWR said in... [Full Article...]

Trump signs defence bill preventing weapons sales to Turkey

Trump signs defence bill preventing weapons sales to Turkey McCain responded but did not mention Trump , instead tweeting he was "proud" of the bill and "humbled" that it had been named for him. "For the new authorization, we will increase the size and strength of our military by adding thousands of new recruits to active duty, reserve and National Guard units, including 4,000 new active duty soldiers", Trump said. [Full Article...]

FBI Fires Peter Strzok, Who Sent Anti-Trump Text Messages

FBI Fires Peter Strzok, Who Sent Anti-Trump Text Messages Goelman said the move undercuts the FBI's repeated assurances that Strzok would be afforded the normal disciplinary process. The decision to fire Strzok should be "deeply troubling to all Americans", said his attorney Aitan Goelman . " Peter Strzok , a man who has spent his entire life working to help keep us and our nation safe, has been fired ", it begins. "No he won't. We'll stop it". [Full Article...]

Many injured as auto crashes into barriers outside United Kingdom parliament

Many injured as auto crashes into barriers outside United Kingdom parliament The incident happened at 07:37, prompting armed police to swarm the areas. Officers could be seen surrounding the vehicle before leading a man away in handcuffs. Some of them plain clothes, some of them in uniform. The Houses of Parliament are surrounded with security barriers of steel and concrete. Westminster was the scene of a terror attack last year, when Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old Bri... [Full Article...]

No room in United States for 'neo-nazism', says Ivanka Trump

No room in United States for 'neo-nazism', says Ivanka Trump Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of the deadly "Unite the Right" rally, during which a self-identified white supremacist plowed a vehicle into a crowd of counter-protestors, killing a woman and injuring more than a dozen others. Now I'm pushing for prison reform to give people who have paid their debt to society a second chance. Certainly, his tweets yesterday were a positive sign of a ... [Full Article...]

Korean Leaders to Hold Summit Next Month in Pyongyang

Korean Leaders to Hold Summit Next Month in Pyongyang South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as Kim leaves after a farewell ceremony at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, South Korea, April 27, 2018. [Full Article...]

USA launches airstrikes as Taliban attack Afghan city

USA launches airstrikes as Taliban attack Afghan city Helmand is among the relatively volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan where the anti-government armed militants are actively operating in some of its districts and often carry out terrorist related activities. The fighting has brought the traffic to a halt, stranding hundreds of passengers for the past three days. US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces remain in Afghanistan main... [Full Article...]

Job Made In Cat Heaven: Cat Sanctuary On Greek Island Is Hiring

Job Made In Cat Heaven: Cat Sanctuary On Greek Island Is Hiring You could live out your wildest cat lady/cat daddy dreams on a small handsome island in Greece - and get paid to do it. God's Little People Cat Rescue , a feline rehabilitation center and shelter in Syros, Greece, recently posted a job opportunity for a live-in caretaker to help with the shelter's 55 cats. [Full Article...]

One year after Charlottesville rally, Trump says he condemns all racism

One year after Charlottesville rally, Trump says he condemns all racism Later, a woman was killed when a vehicle drove into a crowd of people opposing the white nationalists, and dozens more were injured. Several openly racist or white nationalist candidates are seeking elected office this year including avowed Nazi Arthur Jones of IL, who won his district's Republican party primary and is running for Congress. [Full Article...]

Romania protests: Thousands rally against government for second night

Romania protests: Thousands rally against government for second night Hundreds wound up injured when the police responded with tear gas and water cannons. Many of those protesting were expat Romanians who had returned from their new homes overseas after organizers called for rallies on social media. "They were dragged out of the vehicle, even though they showed their passports and explained they had nothing" to do with the protest, the embassy said, adding that th... [Full Article...]

United States media criticizes Trump's tariffs decision on Turkey

United States media criticizes Trump's tariffs decision on Turkey Mr Trump has insisted that Mr Brunson, who has lived in Turkey for more than 20 years, be released "without delay"; Mr Erdogan insists his government can not interfere with the judicial process. The United States has increasingly used economic sanctions against foes such as Iran or North Korea but it is highly unusual for an administration to impose import tariffs over political or judic... [Full Article...]


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