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  • ‘A good 100 kills would be nice.’ Another Florida man arrested for mass shooting threats
    on August 17, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    In the weeks following the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, Florida has seen a fair share of mass shooting threats — from Walmarts to schools.

  • Yemen rebel drone attack targets remote Saudi oil field
    on August 17, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Drones launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside Saudi Arabia's sprawling desert on Saturday, causing what the kingdom described as a "limited fire" in the second such recent attack on its crucial energy industry. The attack on the Shaybah oil field, which produces some 1 million barrels of crude oil a day near the kingdom's border with the United Arab Emirates, again shows the reach of the Houthis' drone program. Shaybah sits some 1,200 kilometers […]

  • Shell workers in Pennsylvania say they were told to either attend a recent Trump event, or not get paid
    on August 17, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Workers at a new Shell plant in Pennsylvania were told they had to attend a speech by President Donald Trump in order to get paid.

  • Trump to drop out of 2020 race within months, former aide Scaramucci claims
    on August 17, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Donald Trump will quit the 2020 race and not seek re-election, according to a former top aide.Anthony Scaramucci, the short-lived White House communications director, said the president will likelu quit the race in March to avoid the humiliation of defeat.“He’s gonna drop out of the race because it’s gonna become very clear. Okay, it’ll be March of 2020. He’ll likely drop out by March of 2020. It’s gonna become very clear that it’s impossible for him to […]

  • Several injured in Kashmir in clashes with Indian police
    on August 17, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Indian security forces injured at least six people on Saturday in Srinagar, the main city in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir, as several protests broke out against New Delhi's revocation of the region's autonomy last week. In New York, the U.N. Security Council held its first meeting in almost 50 years on Kashmir, a majority Muslim region claimed by both India and Pakistan - which controls its western third. Two police officials and eyewitnesses said clashes had begun on Friday evening.

  • Thailand's lost baby dugong dies from shock, eating plastic
    on August 17, 2019 at 10:59 am

    An 8-month-old dugong nurtured by marine experts after it was found lost near a beach in southern Thailand has died of what biologists believe was a combination of shock and ingesting plastic waste, officials said Saturday. The female dugong — a large ocean mammal — was named "Marium" and became a hit in Thailand after images of biologists embracing and feeding her with milk and seagrass spread across social media. Veterinarians and volunteers had set out in canoes to feed Marium […]

  • 'A new Hawaiian Renaissance': how a telescope protest became a movement
    on August 17, 2019 at 5:30 am

    Demonstrators opposed to the building of a telescope on Mauna Kea, the state’s highest peak, have forged a communityThe actor Jason Momoa exchanges a traditional greeting with an elder while visiting protesters last month. Photograph: Hollyn Johnson/APOn Hawaii’s Big Island, a protest against a $1.4bn observatory on Mauna Kea, a mountain considered sacred by many Native Hawaiians, is entering a second month. In that time, the protest site has swelled from a few hundred to […]

  • Bill Maher Mocks Fox News’ Sean Hannity For Claiming He’s Causing a Recession
    on August 17, 2019 at 2:58 am

    HBOLast week on Real Time, host Bill Maher devoted the lion’s share of his opening monologue to President Trump’s bizarre hospital visit in El Paso, Texas, where none of the mass-shooting victims treated there wished to meet with him. He also focused on Tucker Carlson’s divorced-from-reality claim that white supremacy is a “hoax.”On Friday night, the comedian sank his teeth into Trump once more, this time focusing on a jab the president threw at the HBO host during […]

  • Beto O'Rourke: 'I will not in any scenario run for the United States Senate'
    on August 17, 2019 at 2:32 am

    Polling and pundits have repeatedly raised the question whether former Rep. Beto O'Rourke should drop out of the 2020 presidential race to run for Senate in Texas instead. Twice this week, O'Rourke said he will stay in the White House race.

  • US lawmaker Tlaib scraps West Bank trip over Israeli demands
    on August 17, 2019 at 12:07 am

    Palestinian-American lawmaker Rashida Tlaib on Friday turned down Israel's offer to let her visit her grandmother in the occupied West Bank, owing to restrictions she termed oppressive. It was the latest twist in a saga hinging on Israel's war against those who would boycott it over its treatment of the Palestinians. On Thursday, Israel barred from entry the US Congress' first Muslim female lawmakers, Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, on the grounds that they support the boycott movement, and after […]

  • Cal Fire said Tubbs Fire wasn’t caused by PG&E. Victims win the right to sue utility anyway
    on August 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Victims of the deadly Tubbs Fire in 2017 won the right to pursue lawsuits against PG&E; Corp. on Friday in spite of state investigators’ declaration that the utility wasn’t to blame for the fire.

  • Kazakhstan court frees anti-Beijing activist
    on August 16, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    A rights activist in Kazakhstan who faced seven years imprisonment over his outspoken opposition to neighbouring China was unexpectedly freed Friday as public and international pressure over his case mounted. Serikjan Bilash, whose activism in defence of Muslim and Turkic minorities in Xinjiang earned him global media attention, told AFP he struck a plea bargain with the court that allowed him freedom but will end his activism. "I had to end my activism against China.

  • Sister of officer who died by suicide Wednesday says NYPD is 'broken'
    on August 16, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    The NYPD is well aware of this mental health emergency, as nine of its officers have died by suicide since January. But Eileen Echeverria, whose brother's was the most recent death, said something is "broken" inside the department.

  • The Latest: US unveils seizure warrant for Iranian tanker
    on August 16, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    The U.S. government says it has a warrant to seize an oil tanker at the center of a diplomatic standoff because of violations of U.S. sanctions, money laundering and terrorism statutes. The U.S. attorney's office in Washington says a seizure warrant and forfeiture complaint were unsealed Friday. The U.S. is seeking to take control of the oil tanker Grace 1, along with all of the petroleum aboard and $995,000.

  • Arrests precede major demonstrations in Portland, Oregon
    on August 16, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Authorities arrested the leader of a right-wing group on the eve of a rally that's expected to draw people from around the U.S. to Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, prompting Patriot Prayer's Joey Gibson to urge his followers to "show up one hundred-fold" in response. Self-described anti-fascists have vowed to confront the right-wing groups at the downtown rally and the arrests of Gibson and five other right-wing supporters appeared to be intended to send a signal from police to organizers to […]

  • GPS monitoring violates some sex offenders’ rights, NC Supreme Court rules
    on August 16, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Sex offenders have rights, too, and in some cases the state has been violating those rights, the NC Supreme Court ruled on Friday.

  • Mexico to deport U.S. citizen suspected of supporting 'violent jihad'
    on August 16, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Mexican authorities arrested a U.S. citizen suspected of supporting militant Islamists in an example of Mexico's security cooperation with the United States even as the two neighbors grapple with sharp disagreements over trade and migration. The unidentified American man sought by Interpol was under investigation for supporting terrorist groups and will be deported to the United States later on Friday, the Mexico's attorney general's office said in a statement. The man was detained at a […]

  • Israel intercepts Gaza rocket after weeks of calm
    on August 16, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at southern Israel on Friday night in what the army said was the first such attack in over a month. A military statement said the projectile was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defence system, after air raid sirens sounded in the southern town of Sderot and its surroundings. Earlier, the Palestinian health ministry said in a statement that 32 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli live fire along the Gaza border fence as part of weekly protests […]

  • Zimbabwe police beat protesters defying regime 'worse than Mugabe'
    on August 16, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Riot police in Zimbabwe on Friday fired teargas and beat demonstrators who defied a protest ban, as the opposition accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government of surpassing Robert Mugabe's regime in brutality. Scores of people gathered in a square in the capital Harare to demonstrate against the country's worsening economy, despite massive police deployment and a ban upheld by a court the same morning. Police cornered one group of protesters and beat them with batons, an AFP reporter […]

  • McConnell undergoes surgery to repair shoulder fracture
    on August 16, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell underwent successful surgery to repair a fracture in his shoulder — an injury he suffered when he fell at his Kentucky home earlier this month. The surgery occurred Thursday in his hometown of Louisville, a McConnell spokesman said Friday. "The surgery was performed without incident, and the Leader is grateful to the surgical team for their skill," McConnell spokesman David Popp said in a brief statement.

  • Fox News visits the West Bank home of Rep. Rashida Tlaib's grandmother
    on August 16, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Progressive 'Squad' member Rashida Tlaib says she won't visit her grandmother on West Bank 'under these oppressive conditions'; Trey Yingst reports.

  • Workers flee Georgia poultry plant amid false rumors of ICE roundups, officials say
    on August 16, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    ICE confirmed no worksite enforcement action was taken.

  • Rep. Rashida Tlaib backs out of West Bank trip to visit family, accuses Israel of 'silencing' her
    on August 16, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    After Israel granted her request for a “humanitarian” visit to her Palestinian grandmother, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., said Friday she wouldn’t make the trip after all.

  • Mosquito-borne illnesses growing in Florida as West Nile virus crops up in chickens
    on August 16, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    The West Nile virus doesn’t just set up shop in humans.

  • Store clerk found guilty of murder for chasing, fatally shooting teen who stole $2 drink
    on August 16, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    The former convenience store employee was accused of gunning down a teenager that stole a beer from a Tennessee convenience store.

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