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Officials say they interrupted California terror plot

Officials say they interrupted California terror plot Mark Steven Domingo , 26, was arrested last Friday as he was receiving what he believed was a live bomb that he meant to detonate at a Long Beach rally scheduled for Sunday. According to prosecutors, Domingo said he was willing to become a martyr. He allegedly said it would spark civil unrest to weaken "America by giving them a taste of the terror they gladly spread all over the world". [Full Article...]

US President meets Abe, hopeful for US-Japan trade deal

US President meets Abe, hopeful for US-Japan trade deal Melania Trump is celebrating her 49th birthday on Friday with a dinner at the White House with Japan's first couple. Abe met with the prime ministers of Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland, and Hungary's finance minister on Thursday. "I appreciate that Russian Federation and China are helping us". Abe responded, "It's about 100 times bigger", and Trump immediately chose to visit, according t... [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka Bans Face Coverings After Easter Attacks

Sri Lanka Bans Face Coverings After Easter Attacks Sri Lankan army personnel and police check people entering Ampara General hospital, where the wife and daughter of suspected mastermind of Easter Sunday bombings are being treated, in Ampara, Sri Lanka , April 29, 2019. The leader of the Islamic State group praised the Easter suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people in Sri Lanka in a video released Monday, calling on militants to be a "t... [Full Article...]

Michael Cummins in Custody After 5 Dead

Michael Cummins in Custody After 5 Dead They believe Cummins may be in the woods in the area near one of the homes . One victim survived and is recovering at a local hospital. "I've been district attorney since 1980, and I've never seen anything close to this before", Sumner County District Attorney Ray Whitley told The Tennessean. [Full Article...]

Rosenstein Jabs Obama Administration and Defends Role in Mueller Probe

Rosenstein Jabs Obama Administration and Defends Role in Mueller Probe In September, The New York Times first reported Rosenstein discussed wearing a "wire" to secretly record conversations with Trump and recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. The FBI Director announced at a congressional hearing that there was a counterintelligence investigation that might result in criminal charges. Rosenstein got teary-eyed in a... [Full Article...]

Athlete Callum Hawkins smashes Scottish record at London Marathon

Athlete Callum Hawkins smashes Scottish record at London Marathon Among the record breakers were married couple Rebecca and Nuno Cesar de Sa who broke the record for the fastest marathon with two runners handcuffed together (mixed) in a time of 3:43:17. That was not the only disappointment for Farah, after the British champion had been involved in an extraordinary public feud with retired distance-running great Haile Gebrselassie , however Farah claimed the t... [Full Article...]

IS claims 3 militants who blew up during Sri Lanka raid

IS claims 3 militants who blew up during Sri Lanka raid Kalmunai is in the same region as the hometown of the jihadist Zahran Hashim, who founded the NTJ group. The National Thawheedh Jamaath (NTJ) and Jamathei Millathu Ibrahim were banned under his emergency powers, President Maithripala Sirisena said in a statement, almost a week after the Easter Sunday attacks that killed more than 250 people. [Full Article...]

Crane collapse kills 4 in downtown Seattle

Crane collapse kills 4 in downtown Seattle Two of the dead had been working in the crane, and the two others were in separate vehicles struck on the street below, the fire department said in a statement posted online. "Half of it was flying down sideways on the building", she told the newspaper. Seattle boasts about 60 construction cranes, more than any other city in the US. [Full Article...]

Canada braces for more rain after spring floods

Canada braces for more rain after spring floods Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said the response "is an all-hands-on-deck, whole-of-government approach", including from everyday Canadians. Image taken from a helicopter shows water flowing over the hydroelectric dam at Bell Falls in Quebec's western Laurentians. But because snow melt from the north has not yet reached the area, he said water levels could remain very high for two we... [Full Article...]

Trump denies telling White House counsel to fire Mueller from Russia probe

Trump denies telling White House counsel to fire Mueller from Russia probe Now it's always possible that after the Mueller findings and some of the conclusions drawn from them sink in, Democratic support for impeachment will rise again. Now 37 percent of Americans favor starting the process that could lead to impeachment , a slight dip over the past month, while 56 percent say they oppose the idea, about the same as a month ago. [Full Article...]

15 killed in raid on militant hideout, says Sri Lankan police

15 killed in raid on militant hideout, says Sri Lankan police Police said they found an IS flag and uniforms similar to those worn by the eight fighters for the video before they launched Sunday's attacks against three luxury hotels and three churches, killing 253 . On Monday, officials confirmed that the alleged leader of the Muslim extremist group, an offshoot of NTJ, had died in one of the coordinated suicide bombings at churches and hotels that kill... [Full Article...]

Several People Injured in Synagogue Shooting

Several People Injured in Synagogue Shooting Cops from the San Diego Police Department and the San Diego Sheriff's office have been deployed to other churches. He added the injured were a female juvenile and two adult men, while an older woman died from her injuries. She said he called to tell her the shooter was shouting and cursing and she called the shooting "unbelievable" in a peaceful and tight-knit community. [Full Article...]

UK to allow Huawei limited access to 5G networks

UK to allow Huawei limited access to 5G networks Advisors from both the USA and the United Kingdom have voiced concerns about Huawei's involvement in any sort of infrastructure, citing fears that the company could be used for Chinese espionage. It came after the National Security Council agreed on Tuesday that Huawei could supply "non-core" equipment to Britain's 5G network such as antennae. [Full Article...]

Belt and Road forum: Xi Jinping promises transparency to ease concerns

Belt and Road forum: Xi Jinping promises transparency to ease concerns Speaking at a summit in Beijing on China's programme to re-create the old Silk Road joining China with Asia and Europe, Chancellor Hammond said that the United Kingdom would bring its expertise to the BRI (Belt and Road Initiative) and described it as a "vision". [Full Article...]

Federal Court Sides With Michigan Democrats In Gerrymandering Lawsuit

Federal Court Sides With Michigan Democrats In Gerrymandering Lawsuit A federal court ordered MI to redraw its congressional and state legislative districts Thursday, raising the possibility that the state's Republican-drawn maps could be tossed ahead of the 2020 election. State Senators on the redistricting list will have to run for reelection after only two years of what was supposed to be a four year term. Michigan's 14 seats in the U.S. [Full Article...]

Two Koreas mark Moon-Kim summit anniversary with different tones

Two Koreas mark Moon-Kim summit anniversary with different tones The agency said Putin credited Kim's diplomatic initiatives for stabilizing the situation surrounding the peninsula and accepted Kim's invitation to visit North Korea at a "convenient time". At Saturday's ceremony, musicians from South Korea, the US, Japan and China performed at the South's side of Panmunjom. Mr Putin said he thought a deal on Pyongyang's nuclear programme was possible and... [Full Article...]

Cross-party Brexit talks focusing on customs arrangements

Cross-party Brexit talks focusing on customs arrangements Asked by a reporter at an event in parliament if the next leader needed to be a Brexiteer, Hunt, who backed remain ahead of the 2016 referendum, said it needed to be someone who believed in Brexit. Brady told the BBC that despite the decision, MPs wanted "clarity" from May about when she would stand down. Mrs May announced last month that she would stand down as Conservative leader and Prime... [Full Article...]

Trump set for base-pleasing NRA speech

Trump set for base-pleasing NRA speech The United Nations agreement was signed by former US President Barack Obama in 2013, but was never ratified. The Trump administration is expected to curtail US support for a global arms treaty, the latest illustration of its aversion to worldwide pacts and world governance. [Full Article...]

Judge, Court Officer Charged with Obstructing ICE

Judge, Court Officer Charged with Obstructing ICE Attorney Andrew Lelling's misuse of prosecutorial resources and the chilling effect his actions will have", Healy said . Authorities say Joseph and a court officer schemed previous year to help a defendant escape out of the courthouse and elude an immigration enforcement agent who was waiting for him. [Full Article...]

Federal Judge Sentences Maria Butina 18 Months in Prison

Federal Judge Sentences Maria Butina 18 Months in Prison After pleading not guilty, she later reversed her position, admitting to a single count of conspiracy in December . Butina admitted to working with her Republican operative boyfriend Paul Erickson - identified in court papers as "U.S. [Full Article...]


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