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Mitch McConnell rejects one of Trump's favorite claims

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Meanwhile, the United Nations committee charged with tackling racism has criticised Trump for failing to "unequivocally and unconditionally reject discrimination and condemn racist hate speech and crimes in Charlottesville" and throughout the U.S. Read More »

DOJ and DreamHost Headed to Court Over Data from Anti-Trump Website

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However, DreamHost says that merely having to turn over the information to the government raises First and Fourth Amendment concerns and could have chilling effects on free speech and political discourse. That includes data stored on Dreamhost for the DisruptJ20 website from October 1, 2016, through January 20, including any communications related to the planning and carrying out of crimes committed during the inauguration and identifying information for those involved. Read More »

Dutch police free van driver in concert attack plan probe

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A judicial source in Spain said there was, however, no link to the vehicle attacks that killed 15 people in Spain last week where police also discovered a plot to make a powerful bomb out of gas canisters. By around midnight, the area was calm and police had lifted the cordon they earlier put up around the venue, the NOS reported . The New York Times reported that police transported members of Allah-Las away from the venue when the event was canceled. Read More »

Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law Again

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U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos on Wednesday ruled that Senate Bill 5 , signed by Gov. She also noted that it violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act , as well as the 14th and 15th amendments. She wrote that using a declaration trades one obstacle for another one that threatens severe penalties for perjury. Last year, the USA 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the 2011 law disproportionately burdened minority voters who were less likely to have one of seven forms of ... Read More »

More Closures Announced For National Retail Store

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This morning, Sears announced that it's closing 28 Kmart locations, but the Batavia store is not on the list . On the list are Kmart stores in Allentown and Willow Grove, Pa., but none in Maryland or West Virginia. In March, Sears Holdings said there is "substantial doubt" it could continue as a viable concern, with intense pressure coming from companies like Wal-Mart, Target and Amazon.com. Read More »

Dellin Betances beans Tigers batter in scary brawl escalation

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Here's a look at the week ahead. He pitched only one game for Minnesota after spending most of the season with the Atlanta Braves . Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka makes his return from the disabled list in the series opener at Comerica Park, coming back following some shoulder fatigue. Read More »

Russian ambassador is 4th to die since January

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Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday that staff at the Khartoum embassy called an ambulance but Mr Shirinsky "could not be saved". Sudan's foreign ministry said ambassador Mirgayas Shirinsky died on Wednesday, according to a statement carried by state-run SUNA news agency. "Immediately after receiving detailed information from employees at the Russian embassy in Khartoum , we will inform you about the circumstances of our colleague's death". Read More »

Commander of 7th Fleet relieved of duty after string of accidents

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Remains of missing sailors had been located as of Tuesday, Aug. 22, though it was not clear who or how numerous missing sailors were found , according to a report from The New York Times . The US warship was transiting to Singapore for a routine port visit when it collided with Liberian-flagged oil and chemical tanker Alnic MC . Seven sailors were killed in a similar accident in June when the USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship. Read More »

Three tickets sold in Iowa were ever so close to Powerball jackpot

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Or when the lottery roll overs due to lack of a jackpot victor, they don't bother to check to see if they have a secondary prize. Before Wednesday night's drawing the jackpot was estimated at $700 million. She said she has a 31-year-old daughter and a 26-year-old son and is a regular lottery player. The numbers she chose were based off the birthdays of family members and an assortment of random selections, Wanczyk said. Read More »

Tinder date 'stole woman's dog and ran away'

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A New Jersey teen's Tinder date took a awful turn after a dog she was watching went missing, but thanks to some police work, the adorable pup has been reunited with her owners. The two men who were at the house on the night of the theft were identified and the incident remains under investigation, Tamagny said. She said her brother first saw an unfamiliar dog in her backyard. Read More »

No terror safe havens in Pakistan, says envoy to US

Tillerson said that despite the historically good relationship between the USA and Pakistan, "over the last few years, there has been a real erosion in the confidence between our two governments... India also makes similar charges against Pakistan. Trump promised to step up military efforts against the Taliban in Afghanistan in a televised addressed on Monday. Read More »

Infosys Shares Under Sebi's Watch After Rs 34,000 Crore Hit For Investors

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The buzz of Nandan Nilekani's possible return to Infosys led to the company's shares rise as much as 3%. The TV channel quoted a source as saying that Nilekani's role would be "cleared" in the next 48 hours. While an independent probe absolved the board of any wrong-doing, Murthy kept up the pressure on Infosys exhorting the company to make the full contents of the investigation report public. Read More »

Lottery scammer Eddie Tipton gets up to 25 years in prison

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District Court Judge Brad McCall said, "It is indeed unfortunate that you did not use that intelligence to prosper by legal means". After the hearing, Tipton's attorney, Dean Stowers, told reporters he did not plan to appeal the sentence, apparently bringing to an end a freaky case that came to light after a Hot Lotto drawing in 2010. Read More »

Everything you need to know about 'America's Toughest Sheriff' Joe Arpaio

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Trump regularly hailed his support from "Sheriff Joe" on the campaign trail, despite his reputation as a controversial and polarizing figure. Arpaio's issue became a focus of Trump's trip to Arizona, which is his first stop to the stronghold of the Republics in the West since he won the presidential election last November. Read More »

Malegaon blast case: Lt. Col. Purohit out on bail after nine years

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As soon Purohit walked out of the prison, he was whisked away by a team of Military Police and Quick Response Team of the Army. The decision came as a big relief to Col Purohit after he had to approach the apex court following the rejection of his appeal by Bombay High Court in April this year. Read More »

Boy, 14, arrested for dancing to Macarena on Saudi street

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The boy, whose name and nationality have not been given, was later released without charge , after he and his legal guardian were summoned for questioning, said the interior ministry. Beauty is one of the fast growing industries in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , which accounts for 41.6 per cent of the MEA beauty market, with consumers having spent US$4.8 billion on beauty products past year is expected to continue its rapid growth in the foreseeable future. Read More »

Panchkula Court To Announce Ram Rahim Verdict

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Security forces have been pressed into service in border areas and the Centre has already been requested to provide 115 companies of paramilitary forces, he informed. Meanwhile, Dera spokesperson Aditya Insan accused the state government and the media for creating a hype around the issue and added that it forced the followers to gather at the place. Read More »

Kurds Could Postpone Referendum in Return for Concessions From Baghdad

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The government in Turkey has already announced that it is against the vote and claims it could lead to a civil war. A first round of talks, held last week in Baghdad, brought the two sides closer and a second round could be held next week in the Kurdish capital Arbil, Abdullah al-Zaidi, a negotiator from the National Alliance, Iraq's Shi'ite Muslim ruling coalition, told Reuters late on August 21. Read More »

Trump Family Watches Solar Eclipse at White House

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Evangelical Christian Jerry Falwell Jr said Trump could be more polished and politically correct but is not racist. According to Real Clear Politics , Trump's approval rating ranges from 35 to 42 percent depending on which of the recent polls you read . Read More »

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

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While facing Rich Hill, he hits fifth for the Pirates. Yasmani Grandal put Pittsburgh away with a two-run homer in the seventh that gave Los Angeles an 8-5 lead. One batter later, John Jaso grounded into a fielder's choice that brought home the go-ahead run and the Bucs took a 5-4 lead. Speaking of Taillon, he gave up five runs on five hits while walking five over five innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Read More »

Israeli PM: Iran's presence in Syria poses threat

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Russian Federation and Iran back Syrian President Bashar Assad in the country's bloody civil war, and both powers have helped Assad's army win back key areas of the country. In the past few months, Russian Federation has been the main broker of de-escalation zones set up in Syria. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, August 13, 2017. Read More »

Members Resign from White House Council on Infrastructure Security

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President Donald Trump's decision last week to disband the Manufacturing Council and Strategy & Policy Forum not only puts his agenda to revitalise the nation's infrastructure in jeopardy, it also weakens the precarious support commodities such as copper , steel and crude oil have relied upon. Read More »