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  • White House defends Trump’s congratulations to Putin news

    White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders defended President Trump’s decision to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on winning reelection.

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:22:41 -0400
  • Officer Charged With Murder In Shooting Death Of Justine Damond news

    The Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an Australian woman in July

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:52:04 -0400
  • Cirque du Soleil Star Plunges to Death During Performance news

    An experienced Cirque du Soleil performer died on Sunday after plunging onto a stage during an aerial straps routine at a Tampa, Florida show.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:57:01 -0400
  • St. Joseph's University student found dead in Bermuda following intense search news

    Bermuda police confirm they have found the body of missing St. Joseph's University student Mark Dombroski; no cause of death has been announced.

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:30:38 -0400
  • Pennsylvania GOP Moves To Impeach Supreme Court Democrats For Gerrymandering Ruling news

    A dozen GOP Pennsylvania lawmakers filed legislation on Tuesday to impeach

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:13:30 -0400
  • Wisconsin congressman offers McCabe a job news

    Representative Mark Pocan, D-Wisconsin, offers former FBI Deputy Andrew McCabe a job so that way he may receive his full pension, something that was withheld from him due to his firing.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:15:36 -0400
  • Freight Train Collision In Kentucky Sends 4 To Hospital news

    Four people were taken to a hospital after two freight trains collided and

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:03:31 -0400
  • The Latest: 1st lawsuit filed after Florida bridge collapse news

    MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on a Florida university campus reopening after a fatal bridge collapse (all times local):

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:32:45 -0400
  • Two wounded, shooter dead at Maryland high school news

    A 17-year-old student armed with a handgun shot and critically wounded a female classmate at a Maryland high school on Tuesday, officials said, in an outburst of violence just days before a student-organized nationwide march for gun control. St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron said the assailant, identified as Austin Rollins, died of a gunshot wound after a school security officer "engaged" with him at Great Mills High School in southern Maryland. Cameron said the security officer fired a shot at Rollins, but it was not immediately clear if the officer struck the gunman or whether he had committed suicide.

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:46:30 -0400
  • Trump corrupting Mueller probe by attacking witnesses, officials news

    Neal Katyal, former U.S. acting solicitor general, talks with Rachel Maddow about how out of line Donald Trump is with his attacks on law enforcement officials and witnesses in Robert Mueller's Trump Russia investigation.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:34:15 -0400
  • Shooting At Maryland High School Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Injured news

    A shooting at a high school in Great Mills, Maryland, on Tuesday left one

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:57:22 -0400
  • An Elementary School Teacher Left a 4-Year-Old Alone So She Could Buy Marijuana, Police Say news

    She was arrested and charged with child neglect and marijuana possession

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:43:16 -0400
  • 8 of the Most Beautiful Museum Staircases in the World

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    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:00:00 -0400
  • Supreme Court Rejects GOP Plea To Keep Gerrymandered House Map In Pennsylvania news

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to step in and block a new

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:22:59 -0400
  • Mississippi's new law restricting abortion blocked by judge for 10 days news

    A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a Mississippi law that enacted the tightest restrictions on abortion in the United States, in a ruling handed down a day after the governor signed the measure. The Mississippi law would prohibit abortion after 15 weeks of gestation, with some exceptions. It went into effect immediately after Republican Governor Phil Bryant signed it on Monday.

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:49:11 -0400
  • Alabama Lawmaker Opposes Arming Teachers Because 'Lady Teachers' Are 'Scared Of Guns' news

    An Alabama lawmaker says arming teachers to protect against gun violence in

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:29:26 -0400
  • Collector who bought Jesse James picture for just £7 on eBay told it could be worth £2 million news

    A collector has hit the jackpot after being told that an old photograph he picked up on eBay for just £7 was a genuine portrait of infamous Wild West outlaw Jesse James, worth up to £2 million. Justin Whiting, 45, bought the photograph in July 2017 and immediately tracked down Will Dunniway, a 19th century photography expert from California. He was astonished when forensic experts confirmed his picture of infamous Wild West outlaw Jesse James was genuine and could sell for six figures. Single Justin, from Spalding, Lincs., said: "Anything is possible on eBay so I kept buying the odd photograph for a few quid, like other people would buy a lottery ticket. "I noticed the picture for sale - it was ten dollars. It was a bit blurry on the site but when I got it, it was a lot clearer. "I thought to myself: 'Gee wizz, this could be a real photo!' I've been obsessed with American outlaws for years and read lots of books and study their faces. Justin Whiting's photo of Jesse James (right) and an existing picture of the outlaw at a similar age Credit: Justin Whiting / "The picture was identical to the one in my book, except it was full length. All my friends said it was the same but I knew I needed to contact experts. "I didn't dare to believe they would say it was genuine and worth at least two million." Expert Mr Dunniway confirmed the photograph was a genuine portrait of bank robber Jesse taken when the babyfaced outlaw was just 14. His report said: "The age of this image was about 1861-2 and is correct in every way to this period. "When it is compared to the much used comparison image I believe it was taken on the same day by the same photographer. "It is very evident by the face, hair cut, jacket, shirt and tie that this is the same image of Jesse James at 14 years old. One of the originals." The eBay listing from which Justin Whiting picked up an old photo  Credit: Justin Whiting / Justin then sent the 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches Victorian tintype photograph to Los Angeles forensic expert Kent Gibson who has verified evidence for the FBI. Mr Gibson confirmed the image was authentic and said: "All power to Justin. An authentic photograph of outlaw Billy the Kid sold for $5million in 2015 so the sky's the limit. "Jesse James is a very famous outlaw so this is obviously a valuable image." Justin, who has been out of work since 2003 due to back problems, has already been in touch with posh London auction house Christie's and is looking forward to spending his windfall. He said: "I'm definitely selling it. I'll be able to buy my own house and my own car. I can't wait. Good things do happen sometimes." Jesse may have robbed a few banks in his time, but Justin isn't taking any chances with his haul. He said: "I'm being super careful. That photograph is the most valuable thing I've ever had in my possession. It's staying in my friend's safe for now."

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:28:53 -0400
  • Autonomous Uber Possibly Not At Fault For Pedestrian Death news

    It’s the first known fatality of a pedestrian involving a self-driving vehicle.

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:35:15 -0400
  • The Latest: German, Polish leaders back UK after poisoning news

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in Britain (all times local):

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:34:26 -0400
  • Jim Carrey Starts Controversy With Painting That Looks Like Sarah Huckabee Sanders news

    Comedian Jim Carrey ruffled feathers Saturday when he tweeted a photo of a

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:38:47 -0400
  • Family Seeks Help for 4 Kidnapped Children Rescued from Polygamist Compound news

    The children were allegedly kidnapped by their father and taken to a doomsday cult.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:12:35 -0400
  • McConnell Says Trump Should Allow Mueller to Finish Russia Probe news

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised Special Counsel Robert Mueller and said he “should be allowed to finish his job”

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:28:20 -0400
  • Lin Manuel Miranda And Ben Platt Join Forces For Ultimate Broadway Mashup news

    If we don't live to see their glory, at least we'll have this moving

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:05:08 -0400
  • Missouri set to execute man despite claims of undue suffering news

    The death row inmate, Russell Bucklew, 49, was convicted of killing his former girlfriend's new boyfriend and raping the ex-girlfriend more than two decades ago. Bucklew suffers from a congenital ailment known as cavernous hemangioma, a malformation of blood vessels that could burst from the stress of lethal injection, leading to undue agony in violation of the U.S. Constitution's prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:20:12 -0400
  • What If Porsche, Bentley, And McLaren Were To Sell City Cars?

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    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:36:17 -0400
  • Trump's Latest Ideas To Combat The Opioid Epidemic Are Also His Dumbest news

    President Donald Trump wants to execute drug dealers, build a wall on the

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:27:39 -0400
  • British woman Anna Campbell who joined all-female fighting unit killed in Syria news

    A British woman fighting with a Kurdish armed unit has died in Syria, her father has said. Anna Campbell, 26, from Lewes, East Sussex, died on March 15 in Afrin while with the Kurdish Women's Protection Units, the YPJ. It is feared she was killed by Turkish airstrikes. Ms Campbell - who had dyed her fair hair black so she would not stand out - is the first British woman to have been killed in Syria with the Kurds and the first Briton to be killed in the battle for Afrin. Seven other Britons have died in the country while fighting alongside the groups. Ms Campbell's father, Dirk, told the BBC she "wanted to create a better world and she would do everything in her power to do that". Anna Campbell, centre, with YPJ fighters stationed in northern Syria Credit: YPJ He added: "I told her of course that she was putting her life in danger, which she knew full well she was doing. I feel I should have done more to persuade her to come back, but she was completely adamant." The YPJ is an all-female brigade of the Kurdish People's Protection Units YPG, which has around 50,000 Kurdish men and women fighting against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) in northern Syria. The group has been defending the Kurdish-majority city of Afrin from Turkish forces backed by Syrian rebels after they launched an offensive in mid-January.  Ankara considers the YPG a terrorist group, an offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) which has led an insurgency in Turkey for decades.  Ms Campbell had been qualified plumber living in Bristol before she left to join the Kurdish militia in Syria.  Her friends and commanders are thought to have tried to dissuade her from going, saying it was too dangerous.  İngiliz BBC haber kanalı, İngiliz Anna Campbell isimli kadının, Afrin'de terör örgütü YPG'nin kadınlardan oluşan kolu YPJ saflarında öldürüldüğünü duyurdu.— Son Kale Türkiye (@SonKaleTurkiye2) March 19, 2018 He said his daughter was an "incredibly principled, brave, determined, committed woman" whose death had left him "in pieces". "She was determined to live in a way that made a difference to the world and she was determined to act on that and do whatever it took," he told the BBC. "She was prepared to put her life on the line. There aren't many people who do that. "In retrospect I think that I probably should have done more to dissuade her (from going to Syria) but I also knew that she would never have forgiven me if I had actively prevented her from going. "I couldn't affect or try to influence her own perceived destiny. It was the most important thing in life for her." Britons killed after joining Kurdish forces in Syria Macer Gifford, a British volunteer with the YPG, said: "I travelled into Rojava with Anna in May 2017. She was kind, funny and brimming with energy. She had heard about the bravery of the YPJ and they inspired her to come out to fight for democracy, equality and peace in Syria. "She wanted to fight ISIS and to rid Syria of the evil that has ripped the country apart," said Gifford, who uses a pseudonym. "Anna then bravely volunteered to join the defence of Afrin. She bravely fought alongside her YPJ sisters, they opened corridors for civilians to leave and delayed the invaders long enough to save thousands of lives." About | Women's Protection Units (YPJ) Mark Campbell, co-chairman of the Kurdistan Solidarity Campaign, said: "Anna is a woman who seemed to have more humanity in her little finger than the whole of the international community. "She is an inspiration and a hero." He said Ms Campbell, who is no relation to him, was killed alongside two Kurdish women amid the air strikes. He added: "I did not know her but I met with her father this morning. I have the utmost respect and condolences for her family." A Turkish-backed Syrian rebel drives past a burning shop in the city of Afrin, in northern Syria, on Sunday Credit: BULENT KILIC /AFP In a statement, YPJ commander and spokeswoman Nesrin Abdullah said Ms Campbell's death was a "great loss". She said: "Campbell's martyrdom is a great loss to us because with her international soul, her revolutionary spirit, which demonstrated the power of women, she expressed her will in all her actions. "On behalf of the Women's Defence Units YPJ, we express our deepest condolences to (her) family and we promise to follow the path she took up. We will represent her in the entirety of our struggles." Conflict between Turkey and Kurdish groups has been inflamed since January. Over the weekend, Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the country's military had captured the town centre of Afrin, which was previously controlled by the YPG. Video: Afrin is under 'total control', says Erdogan Nearly two months after launching an offensive on the Kurdish territory, he announced that the Turkish flag and that of Syrian opposition fighters had been raised in the town.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:31:23 -0400
  • Israel arrests French Consulate driver for gun smuggling news

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A French employee of France's Consulate in Jerusalem is under arrest for allegedly smuggling dozens of weapons from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank, Israel's domestic security agency said Monday.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:52:47 -0400
  • 27 Easy Pasta Recipes That Don't Use Sauce From A Jar, Because You Deserve Better news

    You want to make dinner with your eyes closed and both hands tied behind your

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 05:45:33 -0400
  • Nigeria was warned before Boko Haram abduction: Amnesty news

    Nigeria's military was on Tuesday accused of ignoring repeated warnings about the movements of Boko Haram fighters before they kidnapped 110 schoolgirls in the country's restive northeast. The students -- the youngest aged just 10 -- were seized from the town of Dapchi, Yobe state, on February 19 in virtually identical circumstances to those in Chibok in 2014. President Muhammadu Buhari has called the Dapchi abduction a "national disaster" and vowed to use negotiation rather than force to secure their release.

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:16:02 -0400
  • Paris named as world's n°1 destination by Traveler's Choice Awards news

    After the terror attacks in 2015, Paris has proved that it's still standing strong in the international tourist arena. The French capital has moved up two positions in the TripAdvisor ranking which is based on the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings for various destinations.

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:05:11 -0400
  • It Matters That A Gay Man Helped Trump Backers Exploit Facebook Data news

    Christopher Wylie is the self-described gay Canadian vegan who's come forward

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:00:33 -0400
  • Fatal U.S. self-driving auto accident raises novel legal questions news

    The death of a pedestrian hit by a self-driving Uber vehicle in Arizona this week could offer a test of who can be held legally responsible for accidents when a human is no longer at the wheel, legal experts said. Any litigation that arises from the accident, the first fatality involving a fully autonomous vehicle, could pit the ride-hailing service against technology suppliers and the vehicle's manufacturer, legal experts said. It could also provide a window into confidential indemnification agreements that companies developing self-driving car systems may have reached to shield themselves legally.

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:46:38 -0400
  • Costco crook's getaway habit helped cops nab him red-handed news

    Caught in the act. Two thieves were busted right as they tried to leave a Seattle Costco with the stolen goods in their hands.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:07:48 -0400
  • Martina Navratilova: John McEnroe Made Far More For Wimbledon Commentary news

    Tennis great Martina Navratilova said her salary for Wimbledon commentary was

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:27:43 -0400
  • Is this how Vladimir Putin secured record landslide win? Video appears to show woman voting multiple times in Russia election news

    President Vladimir Putin has received a record number of votes to win a triumphant re-election amid an opposition boycott at home and muted reaction abroad.  With 99.84 per cent of ballots counted, Mr Putin had received more than 76 per cent of the vote, the central electoral commission said on Monday.  A record 56.2 million Russians voted for the current president on Sunday, almost four million more than voted for all parties in the 2016 parliamentary election, it said. While dozens of egregious examples of ballot-stuffing and other irregularities were caught on camera, the electoral commission claimed there were fewer confirmed violations than in 2012. The results of seven polling stations would be annulled due to violations, it said. It was previously reported that the results at a polling station in the Moscow region where a woman was filmed stuffing ballots would be voided. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny accused the authorities of falsifying votes, noting that his 33,000 electoral observers had recorded a turnout of 55 per cent, 12 per cent lower than the official figure. Monitors from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe criticised Sunday's election for lacking “real choice,” saying many Russians had been pressured to vote and media had failed to cover the race critically.  Electoral commission head Yelena Pamfilova hinted that British accusations that the Russian government was behind the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury had helped mobilise voters. Russian election results 2018 Putin hit a record vote in this year's election Turnout of 67% would be average for Russia “Our people always unite in difficult moments, so a big thank-you to certain leaders of Western countries, I won't name them, who also made their own positive contribution by facilitating the consolidation and unification of our people,” Ms Pamfilova said.  The United States, which has also raised suspicions Russia was behind Mr Skripal's poisoning, adopted new sanctions last week against Russians implicated in cyber attacks and trolling during the US election. Ms Pamfilova's comments mirrored what voters told The Telegraph in Odintsovo, a city in the Moscow region. "Why would we do it? Why would we need this right before the election?" Sergei Matveyev, a pensioner who had just voted for Mr Putin, said of the Skripal poisoning. "Those for whom sanctions are advantageous, they did it." Central electoral commission head Ella Pamfilova, centre, announces the results on Monday Credit: Sergei Bobylev/TASS via Getty The leaders of Serbia, Belarus, Iran, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Venezuela, Bolivia and Cuba praised his victory.  Chinese president Xi Jinping sent a message saying he was ready to take China-Russia relations “to a higher level”. Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro said the Russian president's win “solidifies his leadership,” while Evo Morales in Bolivia said Mr Putin “guarantees the geopolitical equilibrium against the charge of imperialism”. But Western leaders were less forthcoming with their congratulations to Sunday's victor. “We can't talk about a fair political competition in all respects as we would understand it,” German foreign minister Heiko Maas said of the Russian election, speaking to counterparts from other European Union countries on Monday. “Russia will remain a difficult partner. But Russia will also be needed for solutions to the big international conflicts and so we want to remain in dialogue.”  Meanwhile, German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier became the first Western leader to congratulate Mr Putin on his win and praised "close cooperation" between their countries. A new gas pipeline between Russia and Germany is expected to open next year despite opposition from European leaders. Vladimir Putin celebrates his win during a concert outside the Kremlin on Sunday celebrating the fourth anniversary of Crimea's annexation Credit: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP In a telegram, Angela Merkel congratulated and wished Mr Putin “success in the tasks ahead” and said they should “continue the dialogue with one another and to foster relations between our states and peoples”. Emmanuel Macron called Mr Putin on Monday, but rather than congratulate him, he raised concerns about Russia's role in Syria, Ukraine and Salisbury. “The president of the [French] republic restated his conviction that, on a clarified basis, cooperation between Europe and Russia, essential for the security of the European continent, was in the interests of our countries," Mr Macron's office said in a statement. Swedish FM Margot Wallström said the Russian poll was "in many ways a rigged election and a foregone conclusion".  At a meeting on Monday with the candidates he had easily defeated the day before, Mr Putin said “no one is planning to accelerate some kind of arms race” and called for developing “constructive” relations with other countries.  The comments were a turnaround from his bellicose rhetoric during a state-of-the-nation speech earlier this month, when he claimed that Russia was developing a bevy of nuclear weapons invulnerable to US missile defence. Foreign minister Boris Johnson has said it is “overwhelmingly likely” that Mr Putin ordered the nerve agent attack on Mr Skripal, and last week the UK expelled 23 Russian diplomats suspected of spying In response, Russia kicked out 23 British diplomatic staff and shut down the UK's St Petersburg consulate and the British Council cultural group. Mr Putin denied links to the Skripal poisoning on Sunday evening.  “Any reasonable person understands that it would be total rubbish, ravings and nonsense for anyone in Russia to allow themselves such antics ahead of the election and the World Cup,” he told journalists. Putin vote share map Putin gained votes in most regions With Mr Putin's win a foregone conclusion, all eyes had been on the turnout. Mr Navalny, who was barred from running due to a politically tinged embezzlement conviction, called a boycott of the vote while mobilising 26,000 volunteer electoral observers. In several regions, these observers counted up to 25 per cent fewer votes than were reported by election authorities. Vedomosti newspaper pointed out that the number of registered voters had mysteriously increased by 1.5 million overnight on Sunday, according to electoral commission statements. In a YouTube livestream on Sunday evening, Mr Navalny refused to join a new party being formed by presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, a liberal journalist and former reality TV star who garnered less than 2 per cent of the vote, accusing her of being a Kremlin stooge.  “The task of all the 'opposition' candidates is for us all to languish in horror and melancholy, thinking that there are very few of us,” Mr Navalny wrote on Twitter on Monday. “No one supports the opposition, etc. Don't even think of thinking this way.” Ilya Yashin, who heads a rare opposition majority on a district council in central Moscow, criticised Ms Sobchak's statements yesterday that the elections were “transparent” with “few violations” and said her candidacy was meant to legitimise the president's victory after Mr Navalny was banned. “Remember, when the real independent opposition is able to participate in elections, the results look completely different from yesterday's,” he said, citing the victories in his and other Moscow districts last fall and the 2013 election of independent mayor Yevgeny Roizman in Yekaterinburg.  

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 05:20:32 -0400
  • The Latest: Authorities want Cruz's brother committed news

    MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the Florida school shooting (all times local):

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:08:11 -0400
  • New Legislation May Push China and Taiwan Toward War news

    Taipei has scored a few points with the signing of the Taiwan Travel Act, but it is expected that Beijing will take various actions to bring the “status quo” back in its favor. Chinese president Xi Jinping on Tuesday warned that Taiwan would be “punished by history” if it attempted to formally separate from China.

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:44:00 -0400
  • Syria Aid Worker: 'A Motionless World' Is Watching 'Wholesale Slaughter' news

    An aid worker in the besieged Syrian region of eastern Ghouta has spoken of

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:27:25 -0400
  • Jason Chaffetz urges Congress to stand up for itself news

    Republicans are getting closer to issuing a subpoena for documents related to the Hillary Clinton email probe; reaction on 'Outnumbered.'

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:09:17 -0400
  • The 9 Most Scenic Bike Routes in the World

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    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:00:00 -0400
  • John Kelly Sure Seems Like A Jerk news

    WASHINGTON ― When John Kelly took over as President Donald Trump's chief of

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:48:06 -0400
  • Google buys NYC's Chelsea Market building for $2.4 bn news

    Google on Tuesday bought up New York's Chelsea Market for $2.4 billion, finalizing its acquisition of the emblematic retail and food hall that stands opposite the internet giant's current headquarters in the city. Google had already paid $1.7 billion for the building facing the market in 2010, which has 275,000 square metres of office floorspace. It already has offices in the Chelsea Market building -- built in 1913 by architect Albert G. Zimmerman as a factory for the Nabisco biscuit company -- which serve as offices for the Google-owned online company Youtube.

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:35:32 -0400
  • Spanish businessman killed in Mexico City, woman shot in central mall

    A 75-year-old Spanish businessman has died after being shot in the head in Mexico City, while a separate shooting in an upscale shopping mall on Monday led to the death of a young woman, authorities said. The shootings, which occurred in areas not generally marred by gun violence, were the latest incidents to weigh on the security record of the Mexican capital. Mexico City has tended to be less affected by the lawlessness plaguing sizeable stretches of the country.

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:21:12 -0400
  • Jeremy Corbyn mocked by his own MPs after claiming Russia should be given the right to test nerve agent itself news

    Jeremy Corbyn has been mocked by own MPs after saying Russia should be given a sample of the nerve agent used in the Salisbury attack so it can "say categorically one way or the other" whether it is responsible.  The Labour leader also said he would be happy to work with President Putin if he was Prime Minister and stopped short of blaming the Kremlin for the attack, despite his deputy John McDonnell doing so over the weekend.  It exposes a deepening split in the party's position on the nerve agent attack which has left Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in a coma in hospital.  Last week Mr Corbyn was criticised for refusing to categorically blame Russia for the Novichok poisoning and his communications chief drew further ire when he claimed British intelligence cannot be trusted after the Iraq war dossier.  Responding to his latest remarks on the issue Mr Corbyn was roundly mocked by his own MPs including Ian Austin, a member of the Foreign Affairs select committee, who joked that Mr Putin would never accuse himself of having smuggled the nerve agent into the UK to use against the former spy.  He said: "Does anyone seriously think Putin will say: ‘Thanks for the sample. We have now examined it and yes, I'm sorry to say that it did come from Russia and was then given to one of our agents to murder Mr Skripal in the way we have murdered lots of other opponents’? Who thinks that?” Russian spy poisoning | Read more Speaking to the BBC's World and One programme Mr Corbyn said: "All fingers point towards Russia's involvement in this, and obviously the manufacture of the material was undertaken by the Russian state originally. "What I'm saying is the weapons were made from Russia, clearly. "I think Russia has to be held responsible for it but there has to be an absolutely definitive answer to the question where did the nerve agent come from? I asked the Russians be given a sample so that they can say categorically one way or the other."  In a move that is likely to spark further frustration among Labout MPs Mr Corbyn maintained there had to be a relationship with Russia and said he would still "do business" with president Putin if Labour came to power. Corbyn or the Russian Embassy | Who said what "Would I do business with Putin, sure? And I'd challenge him on human rights in Russia, challenge him on these issues and challenge him on that whole basis of that relationship," he said.  John Woodcock, chair of Labour's backbench foreign affairs committee, warned allowing Russia to test the poison would be "like saying you trust the fairness of Putin's re-election because he told you it was fine".  He added: "Russia denies every single assassination attempt on foreign soil, no matter how blatant.  "In what parallel universe would we think sending Putin's regime a sample of their poison would lend more credibility to this latest denial?" It came as Theresa May chaired a meeting of the National Security Council to discuss additional sanctions on Russia after the Kremlin ejected 23 British diplomats from the country. 23 Russian officials, thought to be undeclared spies, left the UK today. The Prime Minister told the meeting: "There are other measures that government and security officials are actively considering and stand ready to deploy at any time." She revealed action has been taken at the UK border to beef up visa checks, particularly for private flights, and amendments to the sanctions and money laundering bill are also taking shape.  A spokesman for Mrs May said: "The Prime Minister reiterated that we will freeze Russian state assets wherever we have evidence that they may threaten UK persons or property. And, led by the National Crime Agency, we will continue to bring all the capabilities of the UK law enforcement to bear against serial criminals and corrupt elites."

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:02:03 -0400
  • Steve Wynn settled with second woman over sex allegations news

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn brokered a settlement more than a decade ago with a second woman who accused him of sexual misconduct and recently reported her to the FBI, his attorneys say in court documents.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:10:01 -0400
  • Chrysler's Turbine Car Secretly Used a Ford Part news

    To make the Chrysler Turbine Car drivable, engineers had to obtain a crate of parts from a Ford factory under shady circumstances.

    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:00:00 -0400
  • Bernie Sanders’ Economic Inequality Town Hall Draws 1.7 Million Live Viewers news

    WASHINGTON ― Sen. Bernie Sanders' televised town hall on economic inequality

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:28:08 -0400
  • Lawmakers Demand Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Explain Cambridge Analytica Breach on Capitol Hill news

    Members of Congress want Facebook founder Mark Zuckergerg to explain what happened in regards to Cambridge Analytica

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:43:51 -0400
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