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NYC bomber Ahmed Rahimi sentenced to life in prison

NYC bomber Ahmed Rahimi sentenced to life in prison Rahimi's sentencing attorney Xavier Donaldson failed to sway the court with his proposed sentence of 180 months. The first explosion, on September 17, occurred along the route of a charity 5K race in Seaside Park, New Jersey. The bomb left along the Seaside Park boardwalk was a pipe bomb stuffed in a trash can; the NY bombs were "pressure cooker" style devices. He went on to place a homemade bom... [Full Article...]

The sneaky political message in Michelle Obama's portrait dress

The sneaky political message in Michelle Obama's portrait dress The Obamas' portraits follow an established Washington tradition: the National Portrait Gallery has commissioned portraits of outgoing U.S. presidents and first ladies since 1962. Judith and Holofernes is from Wiley's most recent body of work and his first series of paintings to feature female subjects. Wait a minute, did he really just say "the social gains" of "Black Power" and tie that in ... [Full Article...]

Zuma Calls South African ANC's Push for Him to Resign 'Unfair'

Zuma Calls South African ANC's Push for Him to Resign 'Unfair' South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress ( ANC ), on Tuesday confirmed that it will recall South African President Jacob Zuma . "The problem is that the ANC have tried to this - as they have put it - without humiliating the president", she said. South Africa's opposition parties want the national assembly to debate a motion of no confidence in Zuma this week and for parli... [Full Article...]

Helicopter collapse in Grand Canyon causes three fatalities

Helicopter collapse in Grand Canyon causes three fatalities Hualapai Nation Police Chief Francis Bradley said the crash happened Saturday night near Quartermaster Canyon on the Hualapai Nation about 60 miles west of Peach Springs, Ariz. We will update as more information comes into the newsroom. The tribe charges fees for people to enter its land, including sightseeing packages that come with entry to the skywalk, meals at viewing areas and "photo opport... [Full Article...]

Investigation launched into Moscow plane crash

Investigation launched into Moscow plane crash April 10: All 96 people aboard a Tupolev-154 Polish air force plane carrying Poland's president and other top Polish officials die in a crash near Smolensk, Russia. Andrei Odintsov, the mayor of Orsk, said six psychologists and four ambulances were working with relatives in the small airport. Russian media reported that the emergency services were unable to reach the crash site by road and that... [Full Article...]

Heroes of Paris train attack speak at LU

Heroes of Paris train attack speak at LU Interestingly, Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar's PAD MAN is released today, Akshay is playing a character inspired from the life of real-life legend Arunachalam Muruganantham. A lawyer for the man suspected to be behind the attack, Ayoub El-Khazzani, said the movie presented a "fictionalised" and "one-sided" account of the incident, the BBC reports. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation hasn't found any evidence that border patrol agent was murdered

Federal Bureau of Investigation hasn't found any evidence that border patrol agent was murdered The FBI's statement came a day after the El Paso County Medical Examiner's Office issued its autopsy report, stating that Martinez, 36, died from blunt injuries to the head. In December, agents were chasing a tip that two undocumented brothers, suspected drug smugglers , had attacked the agents, according to a search warrant filed unsealed in New Mexico. [Full Article...]

Duterte cancels helicopter deal with Canada, orders military to shop elsewhere

Duterte cancels helicopter deal with Canada, orders military to shop elsewhere Global Affairs Canada initially defended the helicopter sale, pointing out the aircraft would be used "exclusively" for disaster relief, search and rescue and passenger transport missions. "U.S., because of its too much imposition, but I assure you, I am supporting Trump", Duterte said. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Thursday that an "extremely rigorous human rights review" ... [Full Article...]

Canadian citizens found dead in collapsed hotel in Taiwan earthquake aftermath

Canadian citizens found dead in collapsed hotel in Taiwan earthquake aftermath Seven of the dead perished in that building and the remaining missing were hotel guests there. A maintenance worker who was rescued after being trapped in the basement of the Marshal Hotel said the force of the natural disaster was unusual even for a region used to temblors. [Full Article...]

No. 3 Justice Department Official Rachel Brand Will Step Down

No. 3 Justice Department Official Rachel Brand Will Step Down Brand is the most senior official under Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . Had President Trump chose to fire Rosenstein, Brand would have taken over his post at the DOJ. Brand attracted interest because of her potential to assume a key role in the Trump-Russia investigation. Trump has flouted the possibility of firing him and, if he does, Brand would take over responsibility for Mueller's... [Full Article...]

Trudeau to start U.S. tour with talk at University of Chicago

Trudeau to start U.S. tour with talk at University of Chicago Toronto is the only non-U.S. city among the 20 that have made Amazon's shortlist. But the warm greeting in California comes amid mounting tensions between Canada and the United States over the renegotiation of the North American free-trade agreement. [Full Article...]

Kurdish forces capture final two members of ISIS 'Beatles' beheading gang

Kurdish forces capture final two members of ISIS 'Beatles' beheading gang Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh were part of the notorious British group of Isis fighters dubbed " The Beatles " which is believed to have taken part in the murders of 27 hostages. The New York Times said that the SDF caught the men in January and have made them available to the United States military personnel for questioning. [Full Article...]

US Federal Shutdown at Hand, But Likely to Be Brief

US Federal Shutdown at Hand, But Likely to Be Brief Under Congress' arcane ways, a broad-brush agreement to increase legally binding spending "caps" - which would otherwise keep the budgets for the military and domestic agencies essentially frozen - would be approved, then followed by a far more detailed catchall spending bill that would take weeks to negotiate. [Full Article...]

No Arc de Trump (Yet), But Perhaps a French-Inspired Military Parade

No Arc de Trump (Yet), But Perhaps a French-Inspired Military Parade The Washington Post , which broke news of the preparations Tuesday, quoted an official as saying Trump called for the parade with memories of Bastille Day, which he observed a year ago in a visit with French President Emmanuel Macron , in mind. [Full Article...]

Palestinian killed in rioting as search for a rabbi's killer continues

Palestinian killed in rioting as search for a rabbi's killer continues Later video footage showed Israeli forces conducting raids in the nearby village of Kafl Hares, in the northern West Bank . Palestinian security sources named him as Hamza Zamareh, 17, from Halhul, near the scene of the attack. Israel's Shin Bet domestic security agency said that "during the attempted arrest, the terrorist came out of a building where he was hiding armed". [Full Article...]

Top Trump aide to leave after battery allegations

Top Trump aide to leave after battery allegations The Daily Mail ran photos of Holderness with a black eye that she resulted from Porter hitting her. Holderness revealed to DailyMail.com that she was interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation - as was Willoughby - about her marriage after Porter was tapped for his current White House position as White House staff secretary and required security clearance - clearance which he has not ... [Full Article...]

New ANC leader in 'constructive' talks with SA president Jacob Zuma

New ANC leader in 'constructive' talks with SA president Jacob Zuma South African President Jacob Zuma's exit from power because of scandals appeared to be getting closer on yesterday as his deputy, who is expected to replace him, said he anticipated a "speedy resolution" to transition talks he is holding with the president. [Full Article...]

Carter Page: The Dodgy Dossier was a Political Stunt and False

Carter Page: The Dodgy Dossier was a Political Stunt and False He said in a speech that Russian President Vladimir Putin was a ― comments later. But included in the four-page document are revelations that might complicate the effort. Which may even be true. "I think that the majority of Americans will ultimately make a determination that using political dirt by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the opposing campaign is a place that we won't go", he... [Full Article...]

Southwest Airlines plane skids off taxiway at BWI Airport in Maryland

Southwest Airlines plane skids off taxiway at BWI Airport in Maryland The Boeing 737 jet skidded but remained on the pavement, according to the Federal Aviation Administration and airport officials. Charlie Simmons, a passenger who was on the flight with his wife, told the Baltimore Sun that the plane skidded on the taxiway while taking a turn before taking off, eventually coming to rest with its nose so far off, it was hanging over the grass. [Full Article...]

Zuma not holding special cabinet meeting- Spokesman

Zuma not holding special cabinet meeting- Spokesman Although Mr Zuma retains the support of a faction within the ANC, he no longer holds a top post. "It's really anyone's guess as to what will come out of the meeting, but Zuma's days in the office can definitely be counted in weeks, not months", said Jakkie Cilliers, an analyst with the Institute for Security Studies, a Pretoria-based think-tank. [Full Article...]


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