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United Nations expert seeks urgent review of Saudi terrorism law United Nations expert seeks urgent review of Saudi terrorism law
- May 19, 2017

But she also struck a cautious note: "Let's hope it works, and it's not just on paper". It includes the caveat that Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court is asking "concerned agencies" to list, within three months, all "procedures" that would still require the approval of the woman's guardian and an explanation of why those procedures should be exempted from the new law. (more...)
Kate hoping George and Charlotte will take Pippa's wedding in their stride Kate hoping George and Charlotte will take Pippa's wedding in their stride
- May 19, 2017

And a pharaonic budget. Meghan Markle has reportedly arrived in London just days before Pippa Middleton's wedding to fiancé James Matthews, which she is set to attend with royal boyfriend Prince Harry. She's only the sister of Kate Middleton after all. It's any wonder if she will follow in Kate's footsteps when it comes to wearing an elaborate wedding gown with a long train. (more...)
Suspect in police chief shooting found dead Suspect in police chief shooting found dead
- May 19, 2017

Neuhaus said the shooting "serves as a reminder of the dangers of police work and how deserving of our support and encouragement law enforcement is". MAYBROOK , N.Y. They couldn't give an exact location of the scene, but initial reports indicated it was somewhere near Abbey Avenue. Tripodo says officers then went in and found the man dead and nobody else in the house. (more...)
House committee sets hearing to investigate if Trump interfered in Federal Bureau of Investigation probe House committee sets hearing to investigate if Trump interfered in Federal Bureau of Investigation probe
- May 19, 2017

Rep. Jason Chaffetz wrote in a tweet that Comey will be invited to a hearing scheduled for May 24. The White House initially sought to pin the decision to fire Comey on his handling of the FBI's investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonMueller shouldn't forget to investigate Clinton's Russian Federation ties during Trump probe House Intel panel requests Comey memos Russian Federation tried to take over Pentagon Twitter accounts: report MORE's ... (more...)
Slain officer honored at DART PD memorial service Slain officer honored at DART PD memorial service
- May 19, 2017

He was found dead by the responding officer. No officer can ever receive too much training. Deputy Mason, who had been a deputy for three years, left a widow and three children. What I hope that the public takes away from this week and the numerous police festivities around the country is that while we mourn our losses every year, we also celebrate our accomplishments and encourage each other to go back to our cities and towns and return to work with a renewed sense of objective. (more...)
Stadium for Rams, Chargers delayed; won't open until 2020 Stadium for Rams, Chargers delayed; won't open until 2020
- May 19, 2017

Yes, the delay means the Chargers will have to temporarily play in the intimate confines of the 30,000-seat StubHub Center - home of Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer in Carson, Calif. The delay will allow construction to proceed at a more conventional pace, according to a statement issued by the Chargers. The Rams relocated from St. (more...)
Trump says 'fast decision' possible on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director Trump says 'fast decision' possible on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director
- May 19, 2017

The tweet marks an extraordinary development in the ongoing feud between Trump and the agencies investigating alleged ties between his campaign and Russian Federation. Trump abruptly fired Comey on Tuesday and later said Comey was a "showboat" and "grandstander" who was not doing a good job. Given the Republicans' narrow Senate majority, the larger consideration for the White House is that some GOP senators also insist on a non-partisan choice as the next Federal Bureau of Investigation ... (more...)
MS-13 gang targeted in pre-dawn sweep across Los Angeles MS-13 gang targeted in pre-dawn sweep across Los Angeles
- May 19, 2017

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said that investigators also relied on witnesses and victims who are themselves not legal US residents. Aside from trafficking and violent crimes, the gang extorted street dealers and business owners and operated nightclubs that were dens for gambling and drugs, the U.S. (more...)
UK PM's party secures big gains in local polls UK PM's party secures big gains in local polls
- May 19, 2017

Leader Jeremy Corbyn described the results as "mixed" and insisted they were "closing the gap" on the Conservatives. "We knew it was going to be a hard night". Conservatives won the West of England metro mayor contest, while Labour claimed the mayoralties in Greater Manchester, won in the first round of voting by former cabinet minister Andy Burnham, Liverpool, Doncaster and North Tyneside. (more...)
Iran election: Jahangiri withdraws and endorses Rouhani
- May 19, 2017

Of course, one must always consider the Trump factor. According to local Iranian news outlet Tasnim News Agency, Raisi reportedly expressed his gratitude to Ghalibaf saying 'I thank him. Having now called on conservative voters to unite behind Raisi, Qalibaf could conceivably upset forecasts that Rouhani was on course for a comfortable victory. (more...)
Abbott: Texas 'Sanctuary Cities' Law Won't Spark Racial Profiling Abbott: Texas 'Sanctuary Cities' Law Won't Spark Racial Profiling
- May 19, 2017

The bill's author has said the new election thresholds are meant to give landowners a stronger mechanism to curb rising property tax bills, but the lower chamber last week stripped proposed new election requirements from the version the Senate passed. (more...)
Dutch king was co-pilot for 21 years, report reveals Dutch king was co-pilot for 21 years, report reveals
- May 19, 2017

The Fokker 70s he usually flies are being phased out of service. You can completely switch off and focus on something else. The 50-year-old monarch has been secretly moonlighting as a co-pilot for the Dutch airline KLM for 21 years. "But yes, some people recognize my voice during the flight", said the king in the interview. While making announcements, the King does not always say his name. (more...)
US admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster'
- May 19, 2017

The two countries are technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty. "Kim Jong-un is not afraid to fail in public and every test he makes is a success because it takes North Korea one step closer to being able to deliver a nuclear-equipped missile anywhere in the world", the top officer added. (more...)
Online speculators increasing bets on early end to Trump presidency Online speculators increasing bets on early end to Trump presidency
- May 19, 2017

The biggest question of the hour still remains about Trump's impeachment actually taking place. "It's a problem in terms of understanding the threat from ISIS to our aviation, but it's also a problem if we're getting insights from other allies about what North Korea's doing and they have some concern about whether we're sharing it with countries that may have a very different interest than themselves", he said. (more...)
Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave 2 dead Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave 2 dead
- May 19, 2017

The weather service said it received reports of more than two dozen tornado sightings Tuesday night across the five states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Wisconsin. The storm also knocked out telephone service into and out of the city, while school officials have canceled classes for Wednesday. " My thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the tornado in Elk City tonight", Oklahoma Gov. (more...)
Top New York identity vanishes over Bermuda Triangle Top New York identity vanishes over Bermuda Triangle
- May 19, 2017

It was cruising at 24,000ft (8,000m), but lost contact with air-traffic controllers in Miami as it glided over the Bahamian island of Eleuthera. According to the most recent update on the Southeast U.S. The area in the Atlantic ocean between Florida, Bermuda and Puerto Rico is known as the "Bermuda triangle", which allegedly occur abnormal phenomena, including the mysterious disappearance of ships and aircraft. (more...)
Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke Going to U.S. Homeland Security Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke Going to U.S. Homeland Security
- May 19, 2017

Sheriff Clarke has been under intense scrutiny due to four deaths, including a newborn , that occurred inside of the jail he oversees. He said on the radio show that he would work with local agencies that can feel neglected or ignored by the federal government. (more...)
Bot-generated comments swamp FCC, urging overturn of net neutrality Bot-generated comments swamp FCC, urging overturn of net neutrality
- May 18, 2017

John Oliver , whose 2014 segment on the FCC and net neutrality has been viewed almost 13 million times on YouTube, was credited with helping to drive popular opinion on the issue and crashing the FCC website. And without email addresses, we weren't able to enumerate entries with breach tools, like Have I Been Pwned , to see if there was a common match. But those comments seem to have been generated through an online form put together by liberal groups Fight for the Future, Free Press and ... (more...)
Japan Economy Expands at 2.2 Percent Annual Pace in Jan-Mar Japan Economy Expands at 2.2 Percent Annual Pace in Jan-Mar
- May 18, 2017

Japan's economy grew in the first quarter at its fastest pace in a year to mark the longest period of expansion in a decade. Exports rose 8.9% for the third straight quarter of increase. It was the fastest pace of expansion since January-March past year and followed a revised 1.4 percent rise in the October-December period. Japan continued to rely on exports for growth in the first quarter. (more...)
Trump suggests he might drop daily press briefings
- May 18, 2017

The broadcaster also reported that former FBI Director James Comey is "not anxious about any tapes" of conversations between him and President Donald Trump, adding that "if there is a tape, there's nothing he is anxious about" that could be on it. (more...)
Korea on US missile defense system Korea on US missile defense system
- May 18, 2017

The missile flew some 700km (435 miles), reaching an altitude of 2,000km and landing in the sea west of Japan. The North, which has defied all calls to rein in its weapons programmes, even from its lone ally, China, has been working on a missile, mounted with a nuclear warhead, capable of striking the United States mainland. (more...)
Jury seated in trial of Oklahoma officer charged with manslaughter Jury seated in trial of Oklahoma officer charged with manslaughter
- May 18, 2017

Six witnesses also testified on Wednesday, including Officers Tyler Turnbough - Shelby's backing officer - and Michael Richert, who was in the helicopter with Shelby's husband. He wouldn't keep his hands up, she says, or stop walking despite her many commands. She says in the video that Turnbough told her that "If I had a gun, I would have shot him too" had she pulled out her Taser. (more...)
French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead
- May 18, 2017

The economic policies of Macron, a former banker who at 39 will be the youngest president in the history of the Fifth Republic of France, differ significantly from those of the Socialist Party. "My duty is to alleviate fears and rekindle optimism", said the next President of France. Parliamentary elections are due in the country in June. (more...)
Putin dismisses Trump intel-sharing furor Putin dismisses Trump intel-sharing furor
- May 18, 2017

He also declined to say whether the White House would share transcripts of Trump's meeting with Lavrov with politicians who have asked for them. The former USA officials requested anonymity in order to discuss the handling of classified information. (more...)
John Terry has made most of season on periphery at Chelsea
- May 18, 2017

Terry, who is leaving Chelsea after 22 years when his contract expires, insisted no decision had been made and stated that retirement could even be an option in the aftermath of the dramatic 4-3 win over Watford - a match in which he scored the opening goal . (more...)

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