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At least 4 hurt after plant explosion

At least 4 hurt after plant explosion CNN reported that the fire had been extinguished, and hazardous materials technicians and other teams were on the scene and searching for three employees who remained unaccounted for. "The explosion was a big boom and the ground shook", Nancy Carreno, who lives near the plant, told the Lake County News-Sun. The scene of an explosion at a manufacturing plant in Illinois , May 3, 2019. [Full Article...]

President Trump still confident deal will be reached with North Korea

President Trump still confident deal will be reached with North Korea In April 2018, Pyongyang announced it was halting tests of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles of various ranges in order to develop the socialist economy and improve living conditions of its citizens. Surveillance and vigilance in preparation of further launches by North Korea have been ramped up, the Office of the Joint Chief of Staffs said. Saturday's launch took place on Wonsan's Hodo P... [Full Article...]

Florida Lawmakers Pass Bill Making it Easier to Arm Teachers

Florida Lawmakers Pass Bill Making it Easier to Arm Teachers The bill was already approved by the Senate; it now goes before Gov. Ron DeSantis , a Republican, who is expected to sign it. Although Republicans control the state Senate, House, and governor's mansion, the bill barely succeeded. The initiative was one of the few pro-gun aspects of a sweeping package of gun control regulations rushed through the state legislature a year ago. School board... [Full Article...]

Over a million evacuated as Cyclone Fani makes landfall in eastern India

Over a million evacuated as Cyclone Fani makes landfall in eastern India India's eastern coast has been pounded by Cyclone Fani, an "extremely severe" storm that has torn the roofs off houses and forced millions of people to evacuate . "Damage in Puri is extensive, power supply, telephone lines disrupted", he said. Tens of thousands of trees were uprooted and summer crops, orchards and plantations were also devastated on a large scale. [Full Article...]

USA man survives 70ft fall into Hawaii's Kīlauea volcano

USA man survives 70ft fall into Hawaii's Kīlauea volcano A man visiting Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park fell 70 feet into the Kilauea caldera after climbing over a metal railing to get a closer look, park officials said in a statement . Continued explosive activity at the summit caused a months-long closure of the Kīlauea section of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park . The last fall fatality in the park was on October 29, 2017. [Full Article...]

Pompeo Rips Ilhan Omar For 'Sick and Dangerous' View of America

Pompeo Rips Ilhan Omar For 'Sick and Dangerous' View of America Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and I agreed to continue contacts, I do not see how it is possible to combine our positions", Lavrov told reporters in Uzbekistan's capital city of Tashkent. "That statement", Harrigan said, "appears to be in sharp contrast to remarks made earlier this week, including one by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , who clearly blamed the Russian Federation for thwarting... [Full Article...]

Trump tweets he, Putin discussed 'Russian Hoax'

Trump tweets he, Putin discussed 'Russian Hoax' The Russian statement did not reference the Mueller report or the special counsel investigation . China is interested in joining a nuclear "pact" with US and Russian Federation to reduce the number of nuclear warheads, US President Donald Trump said. [Full Article...]

San Francisco sues Trump over conscience rights

San Francisco sues Trump over conscience rights Doctors, nurses and other health workers can opt out of procedures such as abortions and sterilizations which violate their personal or religious beliefs, under a rule issued by the US Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Tory leader blasts Theresa May and Brexit stance

Tory leader blasts Theresa May and Brexit stance The Conservatives and Labour are bracing for even worse results in European Parliament elections in three weeks. The party's Brexit position is described by some commentators as constructive ambiguity. One that we have made absolutely clear and is a deal-breaker for us is Pendle being part of a Pennine Lancashire unitary authority. Not all local votes are held at the same time, and this ye... [Full Article...]

Trump Not Inclined to Let Former Counsel McGahn Testify

Trump Not Inclined to Let Former Counsel McGahn Testify Honor the request of Congress. House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler said as the session opened Thursday that Barr has "a choice" whether to stand up to President Donald Trump , who has pledged to fight congressional oversight. But illustrating the tightrope White House officials are now walking, Lighthizer wasn't even at the meeting. The letter, sent to Attorney General William Barr ,... [Full Article...]

Dems threaten Barr anew with contempt over Mueller report

Dems threaten Barr anew with contempt over Mueller report Stephen Colbert then showed a clip from Barr's testimony, where he said he did not know whether Robert Mueller agreed with his final summaries about the report . Monday deadline for Barr to comply with the subpoena demanding the unredacted report, as well as underlying evidence from the Mueller probe. Testimony from Mueller is especially in demand now that his apparent rift with Barr has ... [Full Article...]

Putin expands list of Ukrainians, others eligible for…

Putin expands list of Ukrainians, others eligible for… Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new decree fast-tracking Russian citizenship for some Ukrainians despite concerns the move will exacerbate the crisis between the countries. After a pro-Western uprising in Kiev ousted a Kremlin- backed regime in 2014 Moscow annexed Crimea and extended support to Russian-speaking separatists in eastern Ukraine. [Full Article...]

Top Democrat threatens to hold U.S. Attorney General Barr in contempt

Top Democrat threatens to hold U.S. Attorney General Barr in contempt Democratic members of the committee had fun with the spectacle, placing a prop chicken by Barr's microphone - to underscore their contention that he was afraid to appear - and jokingly looking under the desk to make sure he wasn't there. "He's here", Cohen said, pointing to the chicken and referring to AG Barr who is not attending after a grilling in the Senate. She said Barr's testimony to the ... [Full Article...]

Baltimore Mayor Resigns Amid Growing Financial Scandal, Federal Probe

Baltimore Mayor Resigns Amid Growing Financial Scandal, Federal Probe Steve Silverman went inside Pugh's home in west Baltimore Wednesday, then came out and told reporters: "I just met with the mayor". He said he would hold a press conference at his office in downtown Baltimore but declined to say whether the mayor would be resigning or whether she would even be present. [Full Article...]

UK Defence Secretary sacked over Huawei 5G plan leak

UK Defence Secretary sacked over Huawei 5G plan leak Britain's Brexit decisions have been damaged by a year-long culture of cabinet leaks, the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has said in an apparent swipe at some of his colleagues, including Gavin Williamson who was sacked as defence secretary. [Full Article...]

Prince William reveals Princess Charlotte's exciting birthday party plans

Prince William reveals Princess Charlotte's exciting birthday party plans The Queen and Princess Charlotte look identical! " The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share three new photographs of Princess Charlotte ahead of her fourth birthday", the caption read. In another shot, taken in the same sitting, Charlotte grins as she holds out a daffodil for her mum. Last week, she released three images of her youngest son Prince Louis to mark his fi... [Full Article...]

Guaido's mentor goes to Spanish embassy amid Venezuelan uprising

Guaido's mentor goes to Spanish embassy amid Venezuelan uprising U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo encouraged the action, stating, "The U.S. Government fully supports the Venezuelan people in their quest for freedom and democracy". Neither Maduro nor Guaido can succeed, however, without the support of Venezuela's powerful military. As the standoff drags on, life is becoming even more hard for Venezuelans, who are struggling with hyperinflation that ha... [Full Article...]

United Nations declares Maulana Masood Azhar global terrorist after China lifts hold

United Nations declares Maulana Masood Azhar global terrorist after China lifts hold A statement from the USA mission to the United Nations in NY said the listing of Azhar required " all United Nations member states to implement an assets freeze, a travel ban , and an arms embargo against Azhar. It is important to note that Beijing's decision to lift the technical hold came just over a week after Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale met China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi in China. [Full Article...]

Assange Sentenced To 50 Weeks In British Prison For Jumping Bail

Assange Sentenced To 50 Weeks In British Prison For Jumping Bail The US is expected to reveal more extradition details before a June 12 case management hearing, but Judge Snow said it would most likely take "many months" before the full details of the case were revealed. The sexual assault claim expired in 2015 but while the rape claim was dropped in 2017, the alleged victim wants the case reopened. Assange, claiming he was the subject of an American "witch... [Full Article...]

President Trump: 2020 Democrats grilled Attorney General Barr for 'political points'

President Trump: 2020 Democrats grilled Attorney General Barr for 'political points' Attorney General William Barr refused Wednesday to turn over his notes on a conversation he had with Robert Mueller during which the special counsel complained about Barr's summary of his report about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and Donald Trump's attempts to cover it up. [Full Article...]


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