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Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado A law enforcement source familiar with the investigation confirmed those details to 9Wants to Know. "She was always about her girls", Bell said. A photograph sits amid the tributes as they grow outside the home where Shanann Watts , and her two daughters, Bella and Celeste, lived. [Full Article...]

Manafort chooses not to testify as defense rests its case

Manafort chooses not to testify as defense rests its case Manafort's trial is the first courtroom test for Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who indicted him as part of an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. Over the past three weeks, through 10 days of testimony and more than two dozen witnesses, the government's lawyers told a story about how they said Manafort evaded taxes on millions of dollars that poured in from his political... [Full Article...]

Trump's military parade would cost about $92M, official says

Trump's military parade would cost about $92M, official says USA media were quick to highlight how the ballooning costs stood in contrast to his concern about the expense of conducting joint military exercises with South Korea. It also is expected to involve a number of military aircraft flyovers. Since that time, cost estimates have skyrocketed upwards of $90 million. The city's governing District of Columbia Council was critical of the plan when annou... [Full Article...]

Former Indian prime minister Vajpayee passes away at 93

Former Indian prime minister Vajpayee passes away at 93 He was the prime minister who ordered nuclear tests in 1998, stoking fears of atomic war between India and Pakistan. Atal Bihari Vajpayee served India as prime minister three times between 1996 and 2004 and was instrumental in making the country a global nuclear power. [Full Article...]

President Trump signs bill banning government use of ZTE and Huawei tech

President Trump signs bill banning government use of ZTE and Huawei tech Department of Defense. The bill had been working its way through the legislative red tape maze for months, with the House hitting back at measured included in the text which would have overruled the President's olive branch extended to ZTE when turning over the ban. [Full Article...]

Transgender candidate makes history with Vermont primary win

Transgender candidate makes history with Vermont primary win Until Tuesday the race hadn't drawn much attention even within the state, but polls suggested Hallquist had the highest name recognition on the Democratic side. Charlie Baker of MA and Larry Hogan of Maryland - and place him three spots from the bottom 10. Before Vermont's election, only four transgender candidates had won primaries in 2018, all for house and senate seats in state legislatures... [Full Article...]

Report details sexual abuse by 300+ priests in Pennsylvania's Catholic Church

Report details sexual abuse by 300+ priests in Pennsylvania's Catholic Church Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, at podium, speaking during a news conference in Harrisburg . It is thought to be the single most comprehensive report to date into abuse in the U.S. Some were groped and raped . A 9-year-old boy was forced to perform oral sex and then had his mouth washed out with holy water. Shapiro said the priests would mark their victims by giving them gift... [Full Article...]

Paul Manafort's attorneys rest without presenting evidence, witnesses

Paul Manafort's attorneys rest without presenting evidence, witnesses Last week, the prosecution's star witness, Rick Gates - Manafort's former business partner who struck a plea deal to cooperate with the government - testified that he and Manafort committed bank and tax fraud together. The only dispute was about what jurors should be told about how to interpret questions and comments interjected by the judge during the course of the trial. [Full Article...]

Calgary ranks fourth in The Economist's list of most livable cities

Calgary ranks fourth in The Economist's list of most livable cities Vienna ranks as the world's most livable city according to an annual survey by The Economist Intelligence Unit . The survey had been criticised previous year for demoting Manchester eight places after the May 22nd attack . A year ago it failed to make the top 10. "Although both Melbourne and Vienna have registered improvements in liveability over the last six months, increases in Vienn... [Full Article...]

United States media criticizes Trump's tariffs decision on Turkey

United States media criticizes Trump's tariffs decision on Turkey The U.S. media widely pointed to the current state of Turkish-American relations and the case of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who is under house arrest in Turkey over terrorism charges. A plunge in the Turkish lira rocked global equities and emerging markets yesterday and fear of further fallout sent investors scurrying for safety in assets like the yen and U.S. [Full Article...]

I heard Trump using n-word, says former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman

Manigault Newman was previously best known for her polarizing character on NBC's " The Apprentice " in 2004. "The chief of staff of the United States, under the direction of the President of the United States threatening me on damage to my reputation and things getting ugly for me". [Full Article...]

PM Modi hopes Imran Khan’s Pakistan will work for peace

PM Modi hopes Imran Khan’s Pakistan will work for peace Earlier in the day, the Election Commission of Pakistan accepted the unconditional written apology from Khan for violating the secrecy of the ballot, removing the last possible hurdle in his swearing-in. Main opposition parties, PML-N and PPP, hold 82 and 53 seats, respectively. Two other PTI leaders won on two seats each and will vacate the additional seats. [Full Article...]

Aftershock rocks Lombok in Indonesia as death toll rises

Aftershock rocks Lombok in Indonesia as death toll rises A video posted on Twitter by Indonesia's national disaster agency showed that today's quake caused more buildings and power lines to collapse. The ministry said that Indonesia is the RoK's key partner in its New Southern Policy aimed at promoting substantive cooperation with southern Asian countries. [Full Article...]

Man steals aircraft from Seattle airport, fighter jet scrambled

Man steals aircraft from Seattle airport, fighter jet scrambled Around 9:15 p.m. PDT, Alaska Airlines tweeted: "We are aware of an incident involving an unauthorized take-off of a Horizon Air Q400". "The responding fighter pilots flew alongside the aircraft and were ready to do whatever was needed to protect us, but in the end the man flying the stolen plane crashed on Ketron Island . [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia Cuts Trade Ties With Canada Following Diplomatic Row

Saudi Arabia Cuts Trade Ties With Canada Following Diplomatic Row Thomas Juneau, an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa, said because the statement Sunday from Saudi Arabia specified that new trade deals will freeze, it is hard to determine what the economic impact will be. With diplomatic tensions between Canada and Saudi Arabia boiling over, Canada's universities are scrambling to figure out what will happen to thousands of students who could be ... [Full Article...]

Saudi-led coalition claims deadly Yemen attack

Saudi-led coalition claims deadly Yemen attack The International Red Cross says the airstrike hit a bus full of children, parked in a busy market in Dahyan, in Sa'ada province - controlled by the Houthis. The coalition denied that it had carried out air strikes in the area, and blamed the deaths on rebel mortar fire. Aid agency CARE International noted that Thursday's strike came a week after the Hodeida bombardment. [Full Article...]

Gates on the witness stand | LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Gates on the witness stand | LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers Gates, the government's star witness in Manafort's financial fraud trial, testified how, at the behest of his longtime boss, he helped hide millions of dollars in foreign income and submitted fake mortgage and tax documents. He showed jurors how the Federal Bureau of Investigation had painstakingly traced wire transfers from foreign bank accounts to retailers in the United States who sold Manafo... [Full Article...]

New York Congressman Chris Collins Arrested on Insider-Trading Charges

New York Congressman Chris Collins Arrested on Insider-Trading Charges According to the indictment , the defendants tried to get early word on the results of tests by Innate Immunotherapeutics Limited. When that drug failed a clinical trial in Australia, the company's stock plummeted. "We are confident he will be completely vindicated and exonerated", the statement reads. Chris Collins was arrested and indicted on charges related to securities fraud Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Gates admits he cheated on wife at Manafort trial

The married father of four said the relationship lasted two months and involved an apartment in London. On Tuesday , Gates did connect one part of the bank fraud charges against Manafort to his role in the Trump campaign. He was aware that Manafort was acting as an unregistered foreign agent in lobbying for Ukraine, he said. Prosecutors had braced for the tough questioning by getting Gates to... [Full Article...]

German couple jailed for selling son to pedophiles on the internet

German couple jailed for selling son to pedophiles on the internet Several men, believed to be pedophile "clients" of the couple, have also been prosecuted in connection with the case. The couple, who lived in Staufen, Baden-Württemberg, sold the 10-year-old online to eight people who were allowed to abuse the child, with abusers paying the pair up to €10,000, reported The Guardian . [Full Article...]


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