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Experts Raise Awareness On World Elder Abuse Day

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Did you know that every day 10,000 people turn 65 in the United States alone? Elder abuse can include physical abuse , emotional abuse, sexual abuse , financial exploitation, or neglect . An awareness program will be developed, as will protocol to reach more diverse communities and ease cases of isolation. "And, the other part of that is, there are probably more cases that went unreported". Read More »

7 killed in explosion at east China kindergarten, government says

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Chinese state media cited the number of casualties, but did not say if any children were among the dead. A video that was apparently shot at the hospital shows adults and children receiving emergency treatment. Last month 11 children died when a bus packed with kindergarten pupils burst into flames inside a tunnel in eastern Shandong province. Officials later said the fire was intentionally set by the driver, who was angry at losing overtime wages. Read More »

APNewsBreak: About 4000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan

Earlier this week President Trump delegated that authority to Mattis, delegating an authority that had resided at the White House during the George W. Trump will rubber-stamp Mattis's decision, which gives him the ability to blame his generals if and when the Afghan war takes yet another turn that is contrary to USA imperatives. Read More »

Game on: Tragedy won't stop annual baseball game

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The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity dates back to 1909, and became popular enough by 1928 to be broadcast on the radio, according to a history of the game listed on a dedicated website. He thought it had become "too physical". In 1962, Speaker John McCormack of MA revived the game. While the suspect's motive is not known at this time, there is speculation he was targeting Republicans. Read More »

Roman Polanski's Sexual Assault Victim To Appear In Court On His Behalf

This may be my last chance", Geimer said before entering the courthouse. "Maybe a few guest spots on some shows that I'm a fan of and maybe another TV show where I'm the star of it". On Friday morning, June 9, Geimer addressed the judge in the rape case, Judge Gordon, to do what the DA would not do, and finally drop the case against Roman Polanski . Read More »

Wind, solar reach 10 percent of monthly U.S. generation for first time

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Elsewhere, the report projects, coal use in Europe will fall by 87 percent by 2040. BNEF expects the lithium-ion battery market for energy storage to be worth at least $239 billion between now and 2040. "Shutting down these old plants, as well as encouraging the rapid transition to electric vehicles, would help drive the demand necessary to keep the renewable energy industry thriving in established markets, with massive environmental, health and economic benefits", he noted. Read More »

Paper says Mueller probe looking at obstruction

He did not say he was using executive privilege, but rather adhering to longstanding tradition of Justice Department leaders not revealing private conversations with the president . House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters Tuesday that he had confidence in Mueller and called reports that Trump might fire Mueller "rumors". Read More »

NORC poll: Most in US think Trump meddled in Russia probe

According to the paper, Daniel Coats, the current director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers , head of the National Security Agency , and Rogers's recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett , agreed to be interviewed by Mueller's investigators as early as this week. Read More »

Ronaldo accused of tax fraud totalling €14.7million

The statement said Ronaldo used what the prosecutor deems a shell company in the Virgin Islands to "create a screen in order to hide his total income from Spain's Tax Office ". Real have stated that they are convinced that Ronaldo has always demonstrated a willingness to comply with tax obligations and added that they are convinced that the 32-year-old will show his innocence during this process. Read More »

Triumphant Corbyn declares Labour 'a government in waiting'

Mr Corbyn says he is prepared to present an alternative Queen's Speech if Mrs May can not win a vote on her agenda. The unusual circumstances the UK Government is now under, after a lost Tory majority lead to a hung parliament, was cause for some jeers when the newly re-elected Bercow addressed the house. Read More »

Conservative Serbia to get first openly gay prime minister

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Brnabic's nomination is considered Vucic's apparent turn toward the West amid strong pressure from Russian Federation to maintain its influence in the region. Vucic had been serving as prime minister himself since 2014 until two weeks ago, when he became head of state after winning the presidential vote in April. Read More »

Brexit talks start on Monday 19 June

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The Times newspaper said finance minister Philip Hammond would push May not to leave the customs union - an arrangement which guarantees tariff-free trade within the bloc but prohibits members from striking third-party trade deals. Michel Barnier warned that no progress had been made on the "extraordinarily complex" talks since Theresa May invoked Article 50 in March. In a letter to the Prime Minister, he said: "The election has left our country yet more divided, right at the time when we ... Read More »

US Secret Service says it does not have Trump tapes

The major media - which Trump regards as the mother of all liars - are in bed with his Democratic critics, while dismissing the lies of Democrats past and present. By Comey's account, however, he reacted in the opposite manner. But that presupposes Trump's willingness to learn. This, Comey says, spurred him to leak the content of one of his memos documenting his conversation with Trump to a reporter, through an intermediary. Read More »

Saudi and Bahrain welcome Trump's scolding of Qatar

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Trump's warning overshadowed an earlier declaration from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson - who encouraged Saudi Arabia and its allies to ease their land and sea "blockade" of Qatar . The countries accuse Qatar, which hosts a large United States air base crucial for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, of funding terrorist groups throughout the region. Read More »

London fire death toll at 17; 'miracle' if anymore survivors

But they expected the death toll to rise significantly. Witnesses reported seeing people jump from the blazing tower and a woman reportedly tossed her child out of a window on the ninth or 10th floor to safety. "We like to think of ourselves as "roughty, toughty" and heroes - they are heroes - but they have feelings". Police were unsure whether they would even be able to identify everyone. Read More »

Terry McAuliffe calls for gun control after baseball shooting

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Scalise , a Republican from Louisiana, was shot Wednesday morning at around 7:30 am by a gunman during a baseball game with several other Republican lawmakers. There is also no gun registry in Virginia, and there is no such thing as a concealed carry permit for long guns. However, Frum wasn't the only gun control advocate to quickly push for increased gun control . Read More »

Three men arrested in connection with London attack

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The arrests are not related to last weekend's attack in London , in which seven people were killed on and around London Bridge , according to a statement issued by the Metropolitan Police. He was known to security services and even featured in a television documentary entitled " The Jihadis Next Door ". Police searching for a French man missing since Saturday recovered a body from the River Thames on Tuesday night. Read More »

President says Sessions did 'very good job,' comments on Mueller rumors

Trump can not directly dismiss Mueller. Under the regulation , Special Counsel Mueller can be fired only for good cause, and I am required to put that cause in writing. They wrote it to deal with these sort of situations, and I am confident that he will have sufficient independence, and it's certainly theoretically possible that the attorney general could him, but that's the only person who has authority to fire him. Read More »

Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice, Washington Post reports

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Trump ", White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters. Rep. Steve King of Iowa said over Twitter , "The centre of America is disappearing, and the violence is incited by the leading cultural voices of the Left". Namely, they were upset with his very public handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe, which Sessions said was a "usurpation" of Justice Department authority. Read More »

Facebook says using AI to fight terrorism on its platform

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But it also says that already more than half of the accounts that it removes for supporting terrorism are ones that it finds itself. In addition, it says that in the rare cases when it uncovers evidence of imminent harm, it promptly informs authorities. Read More »

Oil slides to six-month low on rising global production

Oil has slumped despite output cuts of 1.8 million barrels a day by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC producers including Russian Federation. Oil stocks are near record highs in some parts of the world, and producers outside the Opec deal are increasing output. Calling it an "error", Bjarne Schieldrop, chief commodities analyst at SEB Markets, said the decision would only stoke US production higher. Read More »

London inferno extinguished; at least 17 dead as firefighters search for victims

Officials confirmed on Wednesday that at least 12 people were killed in the blaze but the Metropolitan Police warned that number could grow as people may still be missing inside the gutted Grenfell Tower in North Kensington. I've gone around the hospitals but we can't find them and there is no information. A local residents group said its previous warnings about the tower's safety had fallen on "deaf ears". Read More »

BJP chief Amit Shah to meet Uddhav Thackeray

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Summary: Shiv Sena leader and transport minister Diwakar Raote said the party was standing firmly with farmers despite being in power for complete loan waivers. "I said we are ready for mid-term polls", the chief minister told PTI without naming any party. Thackeray, however, to a query on the CM's statement, said: "It seems they have a lot of money to fight mid-term elections..." In fact, even as the Shah-Thackeray "summit" was announced on Thursday, the Shiv Sena fired missives at ... Read More »

Brazil's Temer wins victory in bid to keep power - for now

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Temer, 76, was the vice-presidential candidate alongside Rousseff in 2014, but Rousseff was impeached past year for illegal fiscal maneuvers aimed at hiding the budget shortfall. That atmosphere was reflected in the courtroom, where there have been several tense moments. After deliberating since Tuesday, the lead judge on the case, Justice Herman Benjamin, voted to sack the scandal-plagued president. Read More »

Rifle-wielding attacker wounds GOP leader, killed by police

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Nanette Barragan of California, who plays on the Democratic baseball team and invited all to attend the congressional charity baseball game Thursday night at Nationals Park. "I hope he's in good enough shape to watch, because he'll certainly feel good about what he sees", Flake said. "If we don't play this baseball game, and we go home, then they win", Williams said. Read More »

Pelosi: 'Outrageous' for Republicans to blame Democrats for heated rhetoric

Votes were canceled in the House on Wednesday, but on Thursday they were taking place. A Federal Bureau of Investigation lab team looks for evidence in the outfield signage at the ball field which is the scene of a multiple shooting in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, June 14, 2017 , after a rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmake. Read More »

Three killed in attack on mosque in Kabul, Interior Ministry says

The attack came as mosques around the city were crowded for a night of religious observances as part of the holy month of Ramadan . Najib said that there were three attackers, a suicide bomber, and two gunmen, all of whom were killed. The police commander was not in the house at the time of the attack. An Afghan Interior ministry spokesman condemned the blast as a "terrorist attack". Read More »

Lynch action on Clinton inquiry 'totally illegal'

It comes as factions of the Democrat Party have proven unable to accept the fact their candidate for president, now twice-failed Hillary Clinton , lost a decisive election to the GOP candidate, Donald Trump , in 2016. Subsequently, in early July, an alarmed Comey told a press conference that he would not recommend that the Justice Department press charges against Clinton, despite calling Clinton and her aides "extremely careless". Read More »