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Alabama Democrat keeping an open mind on Trump's SCOTUS pick

Alabama Democrat keeping an open mind on Trump's SCOTUS pick President Donald Trump announced Monday night that Brett Kavanaugh would be his nominee to replaced Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court of the United States. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said they will hold a confirmation vote this fall. Jones' position could be critical to Kavanaugh's confirmation as the Republicans hold only a 51-49 advantage in the Senate. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago applies for 40 additional foreign hires

Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago applies for 40 additional foreign hires The Mar-a-Lago club asked for 40 H-2B visas for servers and another 21 for cooks . While our big, sweaty grandpa president is busy tweeting that immigrants don't deserve due-process in immigration courts, the business bearing his name (which he pretty much still runs) is trying to hire more foreign workers. [Full Article...]

North Korea bucks in nuke talks: 'Our resolve for denuclearization ... may falter'

North Korea bucks in nuke talks: 'Our resolve for denuclearization ... may falter' A letter from Kim to Trump was also delivered to Pompeo through Kim Yong Chol, a top North Korean party official and former spy agency chief, who was Pompeo's interlocutor and played a key role in arranging the Singapore summit . He did not reply when a reporter asked him at the start of that breakfast meeting to respond to North Korea's statement. According to the report , North Korea may be in... [Full Article...]

California wildfires - Goleta and Klamathon - burn, killing one

California wildfires - Goleta and Klamathon - burn, killing one In the mean time, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is assisting residents who live in the mandatory evacuation area with collecting necessities from their homes, like clothing and medication. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say Joergensen has been living in the country illegally. The fire is one of several that have ignited in southern California Friday, where temper... [Full Article...]

Experts warn trade battle with China could last into 2019

Experts warn trade battle with China could last into 2019 The big question is how far the hostilities between Washington and Beijing will go. After the US imposed 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods, China retaliated by imposing tariffs on the same amount of USA products. [Full Article...]

The number of victims due to heat in Canada has increased

The number of victims due to heat in Canada has increased Environment Canada expected temperatures to cool on Friday with much less extreme highs of 23C to 25C over the weekend. Temperatures soared to 93 Fahrenheit with a humidity that made it feel much hotter than that, the meteorological service said. [Full Article...]

London police open murder probe as one nerve-agent victim dies

London police open murder probe as one nerve-agent victim dies Sturgess and a 45-year-old man both took ill at a residential address in Amesbury on June 30. He added that the other victim "remains critically ill in hospital and our thoughts are with him and his family as well". United Kingdom and other Western officials have blamed Russian Federation for carrying out the attack on the Skripals - a charge that Moscow has denied . [Full Article...]

Trump adviser says two Supreme Court candidates are tougher sell

Trump adviser says two Supreme Court candidates are tougher sell He's reportedly down to four possible picks , all of whom are Federalist Society members: Brett Kavanaugh , Amy Coney Barrett , Raymond Kethledge and Thomas Hardiman . "It is extraordinary", Blumenthal said. Savoring the suspense, Trump has sought to keep people guessing in the final hours, hoping to replicate his successful announcement of Justice Neil Gorsuch a year ago. [Full Article...]

Woman climbs onto Statue of Liberty

Woman climbs onto Statue of Liberty Rise and Resist member Annette Guadino confirms to News 4 that the Statue of Liberty climber is a member of their organization but her action was taken on her own. Therese Okoumou said Thursday after a court appearance on misdemeanor charges that her protest was spontaneous. At one point, she told authorities that she would only come down when parents are reunited with all migrant childr... [Full Article...]

Trump will focus on Russia's 'malign' activity at summits: U.S

Trump will focus on Russia's 'malign' activity at summits: U.S US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany on 7 July 2017. "I hope your visit will be a symbol of restoring relations between the two parliaments", Lavrov told them during a meeting, Interfax said. The U.S., alongside the European Union, placed tough economic sanctions on Russian Federati... [Full Article...]

Trump orders US flags lowered to honour 5 slain at newspaper

Trump orders US flags lowered to honour 5 slain at newspaper Through Maryland's congressional delegation, Buckley put in a request to the White House over the weekend to lower the American flags. "He sees these murders as an attack on the freedom of the Press as guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution". [Full Article...]

Young girl dies after being thrown from bouncy castle

Young girl dies after being thrown from bouncy castle Norfolk Police said officers were called to the scene at around 11.15am on Sunday and a joint investigation with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and local council is under way. A post-mortem is due to take place following the tragedy on Gorleston beach in Norfolk on Sunday morning. Paramedics performed CPR but the youngster was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital. [Full Article...]

Israel deploys border reinforcements as Syrians flee strikes

Israel deploys border reinforcements as Syrians flee strikes With the deals in Daraa, the regime has further chipped away at a U-shaped patch of territory controlled by the rebels in southern Syria. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Al Hussein warned that many civilians risk being trapped between government forces, rebels, and ISIS, which has a small foothold there - an outcome he said would be a "catastrophe". [Full Article...]

North Korea steps up production of fuel for nuclear weapons

North Korea steps up production of fuel for nuclear weapons This wasn't supposed to happen after the Donald Trump-Kim summit last month in Singapore . The reports come on the heels of satellite images showing that North Korea is carrying out rapid improvements to its nuclear research facility. [Full Article...]

Hero Pooch Saves His Owner From A Nasty Rattlesnake Bite

Hero Pooch Saves His Owner From A Nasty Rattlesnake Bite The pup was bitten on his face by the snake instead. Godwin says she and the young golden retriever were on a walk, when she almost stepped on the rattler. The Anthem, Ariz. woman closed her original Facebook post asking her followers to "please say a little prayer for my sweet hero". Paula said of the fundraiser: "Todd wants to help more puppies that may need help. [Full Article...]

In Texas, protests against Trump’s immigration policies take on a greater urgency

In Texas, protests against Trump’s immigration policies take on a greater urgency Rep. Maxine Waters delivered a strong speech in front of the large crowd of tens of thousands, calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment and responding to the death threats made against her . Several near the stage cheered loudly and shouted "Bienvenidos, " or "Welcome, " as one of the latter, a woman named Jocelyn, took the microphone early in the day. [Full Article...]

Delhi: Eleven Members Of Family Found Hanging

Delhi: Eleven Members Of Family Found Hanging A team of police is present at the spot and is investigating into the matter. The police are not certain if the deaths were a result of suicide or murder. One of the neighbours, according to NDTV , went to check in on the family when their shop did not open till 7.30 am on Sunday and found the bodies. He found the bodies and informed police. [Full Article...]

The movement to 'Abolish ICE' is heating up -- and going mainstream

The movement to 'Abolish ICE' is heating up -- and going mainstream But the tweet falls in line with what has been a public relations-style push by ICE and its allies in the Department of Homeland Security to downplay the imagery of alleged family separations resulting from the administration's "zero tolerance" illegal immigration policy. [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump holds rally in Fargo, North Dakota on June 27

President Donald Trump holds rally in Fargo, North Dakota on June 27 A day after Trump was in Fargo to campaign for her opponent, U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer , R-N.D., in one of the most widely watched U.S. Senate races in the nation, Heitkamp said she met with Trump to discuss the Supreme Court, trade, rural health care and a vacant position on the U.S. [Full Article...]

Bali airport reopens as volcano rumbles

Bali airport reopens as volcano rumbles Two other nearby airports in East Java will remain closed until 5pm (1900 AEST) local time. The airport on Indonesia's holiday island of Bali reopened on Friday after ash from a volcano forced a brief closure and the cancellation of more than 300 flights. [Full Article...]


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