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Peter Sutherland, former Irish attorney general, dies aged 71


He later became an influential businessman and, among his other roles, served as chairman of investment bank Goldman Sachs for 20 years up until 2015. Higgins said in a statement. He was a statesman in every sense of the word; an Irishman, a committed European and a proud internationalist. Peter Sutherland has been remembered as a "true European" and a giant on the global stage by some of the many figures in politics and business that he worked with. Read More »

Mueller Eyes Ivanka Trump Encounter With Russian Lawyer


Ivanka Trump's contact with a Russian attorney and a lobbyist during the infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting is reportedly coming under the microscope of Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. "Look, this is about Russia", Trump said. "Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad sh**, and I happen to think it's all of that, you should have called the Federal Bureau of Investigation immediately", he added. Read More »

Dick Vitale turns on ESPN for LaVar Ball coverage

Everyone can hate it all they want but LaVar Ball has proven himself to be newsworthy - if he weren't, Carlisle wouldn't be bothering to talk about him. Pelinka and Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson met with LaVar Ball on November 29, not long after he told a reporter the Lakers coaches were too soft on his son. Read More »

Wife of nightclub mass shooter knew husband's evil plan


Noor Salman , the wife of shooter Omar Mateen , previously pleaded not guilty to providing material support to a terrorist and tampering with evidence. She said she saw a rifle in the trunk of his vehicle and loads of ammunition. Bruce Frumkin, a Miami-based psychologist and expert on false and coerced confessions, was given the go-ahead Friday to testify in the trial of Noor Salman regarding her statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the hours after the shooting on June 12, ... Read More »

Kailash bar fire: Five employees killed in Bengaluru


The restaurant is situated on the ground floor of the building, said police. Passersby noticed thick smoke and alerted the fire department. The fire started at Kailash Bar and Restaurant, which is located on the ground floor of Kumbara Sangha building in the Kalasipalayam area at around 2:30 am, said the police. Read More »

UK Prime Minister Theresa May expected to reshuffle Cabinet

May will replace Damian Green, who was forced to resign as first secretary of state last month after admitting he lied over allegations pornographic material was found on his Commons computer during a police raid in 2008. The favourite to succeed him is the Home Office minister Brandon Lewis, who already attends Cabinet and is a local government protege of former Tory chairman Sir Eric Pickles. Read More »

Germany and Turkey agree to mend ties


Cavusoglu wrote in an article for Germany's Funke newspaper group published on Friday that "both sides have an interest in a new beginning ", but said that only would be possible " if we break the current crisis spiral in our relationship ". Read More »

Sunday weather: Mostly cloudy, with highs around 48


Monday: Showers. High near 60. West wind 5 to 8 miles per hour becoming east in the afternoon. Friday night: Showers, mainly before 4 a.m. Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Sunday night: A 20 percent chance of rain. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. High 48. Wind: N 10-15 miles per hour. Wednesday , mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Read More »

Israeli Blacklist Documents BDS Groups to be Blocked From Country


Israel's Strategic Affairs Ministry has been allocated $36m (£27m) for a plan to combat the BDS movement. "This ban is an overt violation of the constitutional rights of Israeli citizens and the rights guaranteed to Palestinian residents of the OPT [Occupied Palestinian Territories] under worldwide humanitarian and human rights law". Read More »

JFK water main break at Terminal 4 causes further flight delays


Local media quoted a spokesperson of the Port Authority as saying that "about 3 inches of water was inside the west end of Terminal 4". Terminal 4 is "the major gateway for worldwide arrivals at JFK airport". "People are getting upset. Nobody knows anything and they all give you a circular answer: 'it's coming soon'". "We are sharing a gate with another airline, and they have just cancelled there (sic) flight, causing the disturbance and the police being called", Virgin Airlines said in ... Read More »

Fire crews work to contain Melbourne fire


The girl was charged with starting the fire. A 15-year-old girl has been charged with deliberately lighting a bushfire yesterday that sped through Carrum Downs , southeast of Melbourne . FIREFIGHTERS are battling an out-of-control bushfire in Carrum Downs . A Watch and Act warning has been issued to residents in Carrum Downs , Frankston North, Langwarrin and Skye. Read More »

Pat Shurmur becomes 4th candidate to interview with Giants


The Giants are coming off a disastrous year after finishing No. 21 in total offense, but with Shurmur's teams finishing 13th or better in points in four of the past five seasons, he could cure many of New York's ills. Shurmur has plenty of experience as an offensive assistant with the Vikes, Philadelphia Eagles and St. Louis Rams , but he is also a former head coach. Read More »

Despite Trump's Iran Tweets, US involvement likely to be limited


Earlier in the week, the USA government announced it was suspending security assistance to the country. Caution: Disturbing video of "Iranian protesters dragging dead bodies away under heavy gunfire". He discussed the cancellation of the visit of the french foreign minister to Tehran during the previous week and said "this is unacceptable that a country has the largest number of economic agreements with Iran on paper, but adopts political and security policies that are totally against our ... Read More »

4 killed, including boy, in shooting inside Santa Clarita home


The bodies were found in various areas of the home. "We do believe it was a murder-suicide based on the physical evidence at the scene", said Lt. Rodney Moore of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau. The coroner's office Sunday identified three of the deceased as Amy Suzanne Birnkrant, 47; Drew Taylor Birnkrant, 20; and Sean Birnkrant, 11. 'I broke down when I first saw which house it was and every since then, I'm just in shock. Read More »

What Federal Changes Mean for Ohio's Medical Marijuana Program

Jars of medicinal and recreational marijuana sit on a shelf in a display case at Sweet Relief in Astoria. "At the Oregon Department of Justice we will continue to make sure Oregon's marijuana industry thrives under our carefully considered state regulatory requirements". Read More »

Drunk driver calls 911 on himself on New Year's Eve


The man replied: "I'm just drunk driving". The emergency operator desperately urges him to pull over as she tries to work out where he is to avoid a potential tragedy. 'Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious crime. Innocent people are too often injured or killed from impaired drivers. "Please folks, let this be a lesson to you that DUI is bad-bad-bad, because unfortunately, Michael is having a hard time learning this lesson", the sheriff's office wrote in a ... Read More »

Colbert Is Campaigning Hard for Trump's "Corrupt Media" Awards


Stephen Colbert also got in on the act, purchasing a billboard in Times Square to make sure he would not get snubbed. After the advert was released, The Daily Show's official Twitter account poked fun at Trump's literacy, saying: "Hey @realDonaldTrump, show them you're not semiliterate!" He, on many occasions, has called them "fake" media. Read More »

Swaraj credits PM Modi for India's increasing dominance


Swaraj addressed the Indian diaspora at the ASEAN-India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) during which she reaffirmed India's commitment to ASEAN. Swaraj, who apparently was quite generous with the words, used the occasion to make a positive note about the Non Resident Indians (NRIs), saying that, "Wherever I have gone, I have been told a few things about Non Resident Indians - An Indians is a good neighbor, Indians are hard working people, Indians are law abiding citizens and this fills me ... Read More »

Trump calls himself "a very stable genius", slams Michael Wolff


PRESIDENT Donald Trump has hit out at "very weak" libel laws in the USA as he branded an explosive new book detailing the inner workings of the White House as "fiction". It's in his imagination. "What I was heartened by - because I talk about fake news and the fake news media - was really the fact that so numerous people that I talk about in terms of fake news actually came to the defense of this great administration and even myself because they know the author and they know he's a fraud". Read More »

US Treasury Department sanctions 5 Iranian entities


The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctioned five Iran-based entities linked to the country's ballistic program Thursday. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), said the protests in Iran provide a good opportunity to reassess ongoing sanctions relief to Iran , the IRGC, and other entities. Read More »

Newport County manager reveals ideal FA Cup opponent after Leeds United upset


The Exiles fell behind to their Championship opponents early on in Sunday's third-round encounter at Rodney Parade, but were level on 76 minutes through Conor Shaughnessy 's own goal. It was a miserable day all round for the Championship side who were the victims of another FA Cup giant killing. Shrewsbury's Jon Nolan had a golden chance to seal a dramatic victory in the dying minutes of normal time but blazed over and the two sides will meet again at the London Stadium. Read More »

SEC Looks Into Kushner Cos. Over Use of Wealthy Investor Visas


Though the specifics of the SEC's subpoena are still unknown, it was issued the same month as a different subpoena, filed by federal prosecutors from the USA attorney's office in Brooklyn, asking the company for information related to projects using funding generated from the EB-5 program. Read More »

Dozens missing after 2 vessels collide off China coast

Dramatic pictures show plumes of black smoke rising from the scene as the ship is engulfed by a huge fire. The site of the collision, which happened roughly 160 miles out to sea off the coast of Shanghai at 8 p.m. The Sanchi has operated under five different names since it was built in 2008, according the UN-run International Maritime Organization. In August 2016 an Iranian supertanker and a container ship collided in the Singapore Strait, causing damage to both vessels but no injuries or ... Read More »

Man arrested for disturbing Tendulkar's daughter over phone


It is yet to be ascertained how he got hold of the number to make calls at the Tendulkar residence. Few months ago Sachin Tendulkar had raised a red flag on the fake accounts of his children on Twitter. It is a shame how such incidents of harassment are becoming so common in India and how these perverts feel so empowered to breach the privacy of even celebrities or their family members. Read More »

Trump lied about why his voter fraud inquisition failed


President Donald Trump abruptly shut down his commission on election integrity on Wednesday evening. Six months ago, it was clear that President Donald Trumps voter fraud commission was fueled by hot air and destined to fail. Kobach said he intends to work closely with DHS and the White House, and expects the bulk of the DHS investigation to be done by midsummer. Asked whether members of the commission were given advance warning of its imminent closure, DHS spokesperson Tyler Houlton ... Read More »

Blizzard roars into US Northeast, snarling travel


Southern cities were not immune from the winter storm . A storm is considered a "bomb" when the pressure drops rapidly - at least 24 millibars in 24 hours. Boston: This winter's worst storm has knocked out power to thousands and cancelled nearly 3,000 flights. "The real apex, the peak of the storm , will be Cape Cod to Nova Scotia", said Gregg Gallina, a forecaster at the US Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland. Read More »

Stephen Colbert extends Trump satire into animated realm


February 11. Colbert and " Late Show " boss Chris Licht are EPs on the show, with R.J. Fried serving as showrunner. After over a year of making fun of President Trump on The Late Show , Stephen Colbert acknowledges that the constant chaos of the White House regularly provides more comedic material than he and his writers know what to do with - but having so much joke fodder is not, he wants to emphasize, an overall plus. Read More »

Jake Tapper Cuts off Stephen Miller on CNN

Miller then repeatedly attempted to pivot to criticism of CNN, a favorite Trump target. At another moment during the interview , Miller discussed Steve Bannon , saying, "It's tragic and unfortunate that Steve would make these grotesque comments so out of touch with reality and obviously so vindictive". Read More »

Syria war: 'Russian strikes' kill 25


The rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta, just east of the Syrian capital city of Damascus, continues to be a very unsafe place for civilians, with a flurry of airstrikes against the area killing at least 30 civilians early Thursday morning . Read More »