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Trump believes Cuba "responsible" for diplomats' illness but without evidence


Since first disclosing the attacks in August, the Trump administration has steadfastly avoided accusing Cuba of perpetrating the attacks. "I do believe that". Mr Castro's government has repeatedly denied involvement in and knowledge of the attacks. As a result, the State Department is conducting an investigation with the help of the U.S. Read More »

Trump comments on Green Beret deaths, knocks Obama


Mr Trump said that he plans on calling the families later this week, and justfied not having done so already by saying his predecessors had not always called the families of fallen soldiers at all. Former Obama staffers minced no words in shooting down Trump's attack. President Trump called the phone calls "a very hard thing". Obama made at least two high-profile visits to Dover Air Force Base in DE to see the transfers of slain soldiers. Read More »

Bodies Found In Joshua Tree May Belong To Missing OC Hikers


Hikers discovered the bodies in a remote region of the California park on Sunday, the National Park Service said in a press release. Rachel Nguyen, 21, of Westminster and 21-year-old Joseph Orbeso of Lakewood were last seen on July 27, according to authorities. Read More »

Judge refuses to dismiss corruption charges against Menendez


Defense lawyers said Menendez had merely vacationed with Melgen and many political donations went to committees that Menendez didn't control. "That's why we're going to the jury". Menendez's and Melgen's attorneys argued that language in the McDonnell decision requires that an alleged bribe must be given in exchange for an official taking an action - or agreeing to take action - on a specific "question, cause, suit, proceeding or controversy". Read More »

AG Schneiderman Announces Multistate Lawsuit To Defend Health Care Subsidies


But, the lawsuit by Minnesota and other states says that still violates federal law. "Congress needs to repeal and replace the disastrous Obamacare law". "The president is not going to continue to throw good money after bad, give $7 billion to insurance companies unless something changes about Obamacare that would justify it", Graham said. Read More »

Germany: Merkel sees long 1st round of talks on coalition


The exit poll from the rich agricultural state with around six million eligible voters showed Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) took 35 percent of the vote, down from 36 percent in the last election there in 2013. Carsten Nickel, deputy research director at Teneo Intelligence, said Sunday's election - which polls show is set to be a neck-and-neck contest between the CDU and the rival Social Democrats (SPD) - would determine momentum going into national coalition negotiations. Read More »

Florida gas prices drop 25 cents on average over past month


In penPennsylvania drivers can expect to pay $0.04 less, with an average price of $2.637 per gallon. GasBuddy says gas prices have fallen for five straight weeks. ". (W) e'll likely continue to see improvement at the pump into a sixth week as supply outpaces demand and gasoline inventories continue their slow recovery as we soon close out an active hurricane season", said GasBuddy's Patrick DeHaan, in a prepared statement. Read More »

Penn State rises to No


For the first time this season, MI is an underdog. Should it play out that way, the Nittany Lions-Buckeyes contest would be a rematch of a game that will take place October 28 in Columbus. Harbaugh is presently 2-0 against Penn State , including a 49-10 home win over the Nittany Lions last season. After winning the first six games of the year, including three Big Ten Conference games, Penn State enjoyed a week off before heading into a very tough stretch of games. Read More »

High school teacher tells Spanish-speaking student to 'speak American'


She said she is also pretty sure that American soldiers fighting and dying overseas are doing that to protect her freedom to speak whatever language she would like. "That's not right. You don't do that". Some alumni of the school have taken to Facebook to request an investigation from the board of education. " This school is not a negative school ", said Carmen Benitez, a senior at the school, as cited by WPIX . Read More »

Monday's Weather: Sunny skies with high temps in the low 70s


A cooler day with a high in the lower 60s will kick off the workweek, and more sunshine and warming temperatures are on the way. Rain chances develop through the afternoon and evening. Wednesday , low temperatures could drop as low as the middle 40s. Monday night: Clear. Wind: S 5-10. Thursday , sunny, with a high near 73. Read More »

Year Old Girl in Ice Cream Parlor Grease Trap in Auburn


According to a local report , a crowdfunding site dedicated to the girl's funeral expenses has so far managed to raise close to $9,000. When police arrived on the scene, CPR was being administered, and the girl was rushed to the hospital, but all attempts to revive her were unsuccessful. Read More »

Pope Francis implicitly criticizes United States for leaving Paris climate accord


Pope Francis said humankind has to change its ways due to the impact of global warming and linked climate change to the problem of world hunger. This year, the event highlighted "Changing the future of migration by investing in food security and rural development ", which is also a key area for cooperation between FAO and the government of Vietnam. Read More »

Sessions Sends DOJ Lawyer to Prosecute Murder of Transgender Iowa Teen


A top Justice Department civil rights attorney, Christopher J. Perras, has been dispatched to Iowa to help prosecute a man charged with killing a gender-fluid teen in Burlington past year. However, Sessions is making good on a promise to vigorously prosecute crimes committed against individual transgender people. Sessions' decision to send Perras to help prosecute the cast comes after a June speech in which the attorney general vowed to enforce federal hate crime laws. Read More »

The Land falls to the Chinese space station


The first step in China's ambitious goal to become a space superpower , the 8.5-tonne spacecraft conducted both unmanned operations and manned missions with astronauts, including Liu Yang, China's first woman astronaut, in 2012. "You really can't steer these things", he said in 2016 . China is famous for its technology, mass production and as a global power, however, one area which is not under its expertise seems to be its space programme. Read More »

Texas Juvenile Justice Department Worker Stole $1.2 Million Worth Of Fajitas


After combing through almost a decade of records from Labatt Food Service, investigators determined that Escaramilla had used taxpayer funds to purchase $1,251,578 worth of fajitas. But he was arrested again Tuesday on a more serious theft charge after a district attorney's office investigation. "We've possessed the capacity to reveal two of his buyers, and they are participating with the examination". Read More »

Russia, set to introduce its own official virtual currency

The Cointelegraph reported the news citing local news sources . "According to the official, the state issued cryptocurrency can not be mined and will be issued and controlled and maintained only by the authorities". The nation's central bank has voiced its opinion against the digital currency, calling it a pyramid scheme. Skorobogatova made this statement at the St. Read More »

Assange colluded with Russian Federation, says Clinton


Something much darker rides along with it". Hillary Clinton's press tour promoting her new book What Happpened appears to now be in its global phase of interviews and appearances. Mr Assange has denied the emails came from the Russian Government or any other "state parties". He went on to accuse her of a "cold creepiness" and said that she is "not a credible person". Read More »

Israel's air force attacks Syrian anti-aircraft battery

They were not hit and returned to base safely. The battery was reportedly located 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of Damascus. "The Syrian regime is responsible for the anti-arcraft fire.The IDF maintains its ability to thwart hostilities against Israeli civilians", the IDF spokesperson stressed. Read More »

Death toll from Portugal wildfires rises to 27


Fifteen separate wildfires which posed a risk to built-up areas were raging across the region of Galicia, the head of the regional government, Alberto Nunez Feijoo, said. The flames had reached O Castro, a large hilltop park in the heart of Vigo with sweeping views of the city's estuary, Spanish public television station TVE reported. Read More »

Rohingyas die as boat capsizes in Teknaf


European Union foreign ministers will discuss Myanmar on Monday, and their draft joint statement said the bloc "will suspend invitations to the commander-in-chief of the Myanmar/Burma armed forces and other senior military officers". At least 40 people remain missing, he said. The deputy director of the department said in a statement that the majority of Rohingya refugees reported that they lost one or both parents to the violence they were subjected to by police and army personnel in ... Read More »

Theresa May heads to Brussels in last-ditch attempt to break Brexit deadlock


Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it was time to begin "serious negotiations" on Brexit , hours before Prime Minister Theresa May visits Brussels in an attempt to unlock the stalled talks. European Union leaders are demanding progress on the divorce bill, the rights of citizens hit by Brexit and the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland before talks can move on to issues such as future trading arrangements. Read More »

Catalan leader fails to clarify independence status in letter to Spain


Puigdemont made a symbolic declaration of independence last Tuesday, only to suspend it seconds later and call for negotiations with Madrid on the region's future. In Monday's letter , Puigdemont didn't answer "yes" or "no" to the question "have you declared independence in Catalonia" as demanded by the Spanish government. Read More »

Taj Mahal Was Built by Traitors: BJP MLA Sangeet Som


Sangeet Som was addressing a public gathering in Meerut's Sisoli village when he expressed his desire to change the history while making a blunder when he said that Shah Jahan had jailed his father. "If these people are part of our history, then it is very sad and we will change this history", PTI reported Som as saying. Following the reports, the state government had issued a press release stating, "Tourism projects worth Rs 370 crore are proposed, under which, schemes worth Rs 156 crore ... Read More »

North Korea attacks Australia with nuclear threats


Last Saturday, the North's state-run Korean Central News Agency had cited a foreign ministry spokesman as saying that joining the U.S. in seeking to increase pressure on the North would mean that Australia "will not be able to avoid a disaster". Read More »

Death tolls from floods, landslide in Vietnam surges to 60

Vietnam is prone to destructive storms and flooding due to its long coastline. Typhoon Doksuri killed 11 people and caused widespread destruction last month when it slammed into central Vietnam. On Wednesday, Vietnam's authorities declared a state of emergency in the northern province of Hoa Binh. The death toll may rise because heavy rains in central and northern regions of the country have disrupted travel, hampering search and rescue efforts. Read More »

Talwar couple happy, informs jailor of Dasna Jail


Jail sources said the Talwars are expected to keep visiting Dasna jail periodically in order to en sure their clinic runs properly and the dental problems of inmates are addressed."In February, when their appeal in the Allahabad high court was in an advanced stage of hearing, the Talwars had told us they would ensure the dental clinic ran properly even if they were released". Read More »