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World Hamas leaders to meet in Gaza amid Israel truce reports
Author: 0 Hamas leaders to meet in Gaza amid Israel truce reports

A delegation of Hamas executive committee members who reside in surrounding Arab nations, led by Deputy Head of Hamas' political bureau Saleh Arouri, arrived in the Gaza Strip Thursday evening through the Rafah crossing from Egypt . In a statement, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said it included Marzouk, Rishq and Badran as well as Khalil al Hayya and Rawhi Mushtaha. Eyewitnesses said Gaza protesters on Friday flew the largest ever arson kite with a burning tire into Israel, while Israeli ...

World Baby's body pulled from water near Brooklyn Bridge
Author: 0 Baby's body pulled from water near Brooklyn Bridge

The cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner. The family was taking in the view under the Brooklyn Bridge on the Manhattan side, CBS New York reports . "Someone knows that child", she said. "I thought it was a doll", Monte Campbell said. "That's when I spotted the baby". Campbell and the officers tried to revive the baby using CPR until an ambulance arrived and rushed him to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Lower Manhattan, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

World West Hollywood City Council votes to remove Trump’s Walk of Fame star
Author: 0 West Hollywood City Council votes to remove Trump’s Walk of Fame star

Hopefully he's thinking about that right now , because starting tonight, his star could be on its way out like a bad hombre or a totally unfair trade deal or. The Chamber of Commerce would have the final say in removing the star. Weirdly, whilst "Disneyland", Big Bird and The Rugrats have a star on the Walk Of Fame, Fisher doesn't have one and neither does Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Spike Lee, Robert DeNiro or Will Smith.

World Imran Khan’s PTI yet to announce formation of next Pakistan govt
Author: 0 Imran Khan’s PTI yet to announce formation of next Pakistan govt

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Mr Khan's party has led the provincial government since 2013. Khan' s PTI emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly with 115 general seats, while with the addition of the general and reserved seats of its allies, the party claimed to have secured at least 172 seats, according to Dawn.

World Russian helicopter crash in northern Siberia kills 18
Author: 0 Russian helicopter crash in northern Siberia kills 18

One helicopter was carrying passengers while the other helicopter which landed safely was carrying external suspended cargo. Would you like to get published on Standard Media websites? 'During takeoff it struck cargo hanging from the landing gear of another Mi-8 helicopter'.

World LeBron James to produce Showtime documentary 'Shut Up and Dribble'
Author: 0 LeBron James to produce Showtime documentary 'Shut Up and Dribble'

While Mr. James has not yet responded to Mr. Trump's insult, other National Basketball Association players came out in support of him, including Stephen Curry , Bradley Beal and Donovan Mitchell, CBS News reported . Jordan, who rarely wades into the political fray, and other USA athletes rallied to James' defense on Saturday, praising him for his work in his community.

World Trump admits son met Russian for information on opponent
Author: 0 Trump admits son met Russian for information on opponent

Whatever his explanation, Trump has consistently said he didn't know about the Trump Tower meeting . Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) told Fox News Sunday that he believes if special counsel Robert Mueller actually had any incriminating evidence on President Donald Trump or his campaign colluding with Russians to interfere in the 2016 presidential election that "it would have been leaked by now".

World Judge: Trump administration must reinstate DACA
Author: 0 Judge: Trump administration must reinstate DACA

Eisgruber said . If they win, there could potentially be conflicting court orders. On the DACA version of the joke, see Josh Blackman's January 2018 NR column criticizing yet another ruling to the same effect in " A ludicrous ruling that Trump can't end DACA ".

World Deputies: Teen robs 9-year-old boy's lemonade stand at gunpoint
Author: 0 Deputies: Teen robs 9-year-old boy's lemonade stand at gunpoint

The robbery has not dented the boy's entrepreneurial spirit - less than 24 hours after the robbery, he was reported to be back out selling lemonade. Almost every weekend the boy has been setting up his lemonade stand along a round-a-bout in the neighborhood so he could buy a new lawnmower for his other weekend business.

World Rick Gates called to testify at Paul Manafort’s fraud trial
Author: 0 Rick Gates called to testify at Paul Manafort’s fraud trial

Prosecutors have been preparing for this credibility battle by asking a number of witnesses speak to Manafort's role as a supervisor over Gates. In exchange for his plea, Gates agreed to testify against Manafort. Manafort's attorneys have signalled they will seek to blame Gates and have accused him of embezzling millions of dollars from Manafort. " Rick Gates had his hands in the cookie jar and he didn't want his boss to find out", defense attorney Thomas Zehnle told the court in opening ...

Author: 0 President Trump appears to change his story about meeting

Deb Dingell (D-Mich.) on Monday said the "optics" of Donald Trump Jr . Trump's lawyers and the White House have given conflicting accounts about whether Trump was involved in crafting Donald Jr.'s response to a New York Times article last summer revealing the Trump Tower meeting with the adoptions rationale.

World Woman fined $230 for wearing face veil in Denmark
Author: 0 Woman fined $230 for wearing face veil in Denmark

A spokesperson for group Kvinder I Dialog (Women In Dialogue) told the Independent: "The goal of this demonstration is to show that we do not accept this kind of unjust treatment regardless of who we are dealing with". The law also prohibits accessories that hide the face such as balaclavas, masks and false beards. David Borchersen reports that both women are being charged with violating the Order Order, while the woman in Niqab is also charged with violating section 134c of the Criminal ...

World 5 dead after airplane crashes in California CVS parking lot
Author: 0 5 dead after airplane crashes in California CVS parking lot

Tony Bommarito, the public information officer with Orange County Fire Authority. The plane went down at about 12:29 p.m. into the parking lot of a Staples Supercenter, 3861 S. Luckily, the driver of the parked auto was shopping inside the store when the plane descended on his vehicle, the spokesman said. "It actually came down in front of us".

World 11 children rescued from filthy compound with little food or water
Author: 0 11 children rescued from filthy compound with little food or water

However, the Taos County Sheriff could not secure a warrant for probable cause to investigate the location until a Georgia detective investigating the missing child received a message sent to a third party from inside the compound saying, "We are starving and need food and water".

World People Shot in Chicago During 14-Hour Time Span
Author: 0 People Shot in Chicago During 14-Hour Time Span

Chicago Police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller said during a Sunday press conference that most of the shootings were being traced back to gangs. Still, Chicago has recorded more than 300 murders this year, the most of any American city - though it trails several other cities in per capita terms.

World 2 dead, dozens injured in explosion on highway near Bologna, Italy
Author: 0 2 dead, dozens injured in explosion on highway near Bologna, Italy

The windows of many houses in the area are reported to have burst. Police in Bologna said a vehicle accident caused a fire that led to the explosion, and Italian firefighters said a tanker carrying inflammable material was involved. Authorities closed the highway in both directions as firefighters work to put out the fire. A huge explosion has taken place near an airport in Italy this afternoon amid reports or a road smash involving a petrol tanker.

World Category 4 Hurricane Hector Heads Toward Hawaii
Author: 0 Category 4 Hurricane Hector Heads Toward Hawaii

It was moving northwest at 8mph (13 kph). The new official forecast track is very close to the model consensus and almost identical to the previous official track forecast. The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said Hurricane Hector is recording sustained winds of 140mph, which are capable of causing devastating damage to populated areas.

World Tampa Mother Charged With Murder For Tossing Daughter, 4, Into Hillsborough River
Author: 0 Tampa Mother Charged With Murder For Tossing Daughter, 4, Into Hillsborough River

Je'Hyrah was pronounced dead at the hospital. A Tampa police news release says divers found the girl about 75 feet from the Hillsborough River's shore Thursday afternoon. The incident is similar to a January 2015 case where John Jonchuck Jr., then 25, allegedly threw his 5-year-old daughter, Phoebe, off the Dick Misener Bridge in St.

World Pompeo: ‘Enormous change’ required from Iran
Author: 0 Pompeo: ‘Enormous change’ required from Iran

According to his taunting tweets, Zarif assiduously worked the room in Singapore, urging countries to continue doing business with Iran even after the resumption of USA sanctions. "The remaining parties to the JCPOA have committed to work on, inter alia, the preservation and maintenance of effective financial channels with Iran, and the continuation of Iran's export of oil and gas", it said.

World Follow the money: Bookkeepers to testify in Paul Manafort trial
Author: 0 Follow the money: Bookkeepers to testify in Paul Manafort trial

Three witnesses who dealt with Manafort's money testified that he did not tell them he had foreign bank accounts. The defense lawyers are not allowed to suggest to the jury that an earlier federal investigation that started before the special counsel's office formed ended with a decision not to prosecute Manafort.

World Coalition strikes on Hudaydah fishing port kill 26
Author: 0 Coalition strikes on Hudaydah fishing port kill 26

However, these parties have made their standpoints clear: the Yemeni government demands that Houthis leave al-Hudaydah port city, and the Houthis demand that the coalition halt its attacks. "There is a war on children in Yemen - very few places are safe for a Yemeni child", she added. Martin Griffiths , the United Nations special envoy for Yemen, said on Thursday he was inviting the Ansar Allah and Saudi-led coalition for talks in Geneva.

World Family, friends remember PG&E worker killed in Carr Fire zone
Author: 0 Family, friends remember PG&E worker killed in Carr Fire zone

In all, they have destroyed hundreds of homes, killed eight people - including two firefighters assisting in a wildfire near Yosemite National Park. The fire was 41 percent contained but Bain said it was spreading along deep drainage gullies, which are hard to reach for firefighters. The Carr fire, one of the most destructive in California history, had already killed six people, including a great-grandmother, two children, a firefighter and a bulldozer operator.

World Doubts raised over ‘exploding drone attack on Maduro’
Author: 0 Doubts raised over ‘exploding drone attack on Maduro’

Venezuela's government said on Sunday it had arrested six "terrorists and hired killers" over an alleged assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro using explosive-laden drones. Venezuela's Minister of Communication says preliminary information shows the explosions came from several "drone-type flying devices" containing explosive charges that detonated in the vicinity of the presidential stage, .

World After Public Praise for Diane Black, Trump Embraces Bill Lee
Author: 0 After Public Praise for Diane Black, Trump Embraces Bill Lee

Senate on Thursday, a hoped for endorsement of Black by the president never came through. The candidates running for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Blackburn and former Gov. Phil Bredesen face only nominal primary oppositio. "He ran a great campaign and now will finish off the job in November", the president tweeted, adding that the businessman "has my total and enthusiastic Endorsement!" Bredesen, who remains popular, would again need to peel off support from moderate Republicans ...

World White House on Monday to detail reimposition of Iran sanctions: Pompeo
Author: 0 White House on Monday to detail reimposition of Iran sanctions: Pompeo

The rhetoric between the USA and Iran remains heated, despite Trump tweeting last week that he would be willing to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Or the regime could start to address what America calls its "malign influence" in the region, including its support to Syrian President Bashar Assad and threats to shut down the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping lane for worldwide oil supplies.

World In a change, Trump says meeting's purpose was Clinton info
Author: 0 In a change, Trump says meeting's purpose was Clinton info

The president also said in his tweet Sunday that the Trump Tower meeting was "to get information on an opponent", which is a departure from the initial statement that asserted that the primary objective of the meeting was to discuss the issue of adoptions.

World Pushing back against Druze protest, PM insists nation-state law is vital
Author: 0 Pushing back against Druze protest, PM insists nation-state law is vital

Hundreds of five-colored Druze flags - rarely seen outside the community - fluttered alongside Israeli flags, and mustachioed Druze elders, wearing red and white fezzes, cheered ahead of speeches by Druze and Jewish leaders. Individual rights, Netanyahu said, are anchored in numerous Jewish state's (existing) laws, but not so Jewish national rights. Israeli media said tens of thousands participated in the protest.

World No kidding: Dozens of goats chow down in Boise neighborhood
Author: 0 No kidding: Dozens of goats chow down in Boise neighborhood

After swarming the neighborhood, the goats were loaded into a trailer with the help of the owners and a herding dog. A West Boise neighborhood was flooded with about 100 goats . Didn't think we could love a goat any more . Here's something that'll really get a resident's goat . The goats were eventually corralled and taken away on a truck.

World Soaring temperatures across Europe as heatwave continues
Author: 0 Soaring temperatures across Europe as heatwave continues

On Friday, a middle-aged man in Barcelona also died as a result of heatstroke after being taken to hospital in critical condition. Lisbon has broken a 37-year-old record to notch its hottest temperature ever as an unrelenting wave of heat bakes Portugal and neighbouring Spain.

World Plane crash in Switzerland killed all 20 people on board
Author: 0 Plane crash in Switzerland killed all 20 people on board

All 20 people on board were killed, police said Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. The plane, which was on a flight between Locarno in southern Switzerland, to Dübendorf, a suburb of Zurich , was found about 2,540 meters (8,333 feet) above sea level.

World Magnitude 7 quake rocks Indonesia; at least 3 dead
Author: 0 Magnitude 7 quake rocks Indonesia; at least 3 dead

Another resident Rita Siswati, 47, said the quake knocked out electricity and patients were evacuated from the main hospital. The quake comes just days after a 6.4 struck the same area and killed 17 people and injured more than 160 after several buildings collapsed.

World Venezuelan President Maduro alleges ‘assassination plot’ claimed by rebel group
Author: 0 Venezuelan President Maduro alleges ‘assassination plot’ claimed by rebel group

A video shows Flores wince, and both she and Maduro look up after an unidentified sound. The cameras then turned to a wide shot of military officers standing at attention in neat lines as they broke rank and began running. Mr Maduro said several perpetrators had been arrested and initial investigations pointed to Bogota (capital of Colombia), in collusion with his own opposition.

World Mendocino Complex Fire scorches over 157000 acres, more homes evacuated
Author: 0 Mendocino Complex Fire scorches over 157000 acres, more homes evacuated

The twirling tower of flame reached speeds of 143 miles per hour (230 kph), which rivaled some of the most destructive Midwest tornados, National Weather Service meteorologist Duane Dykema said. The National Weather Service issued warnings for critical fire weather conditions into Saturday, saying a series of dry low-pressure systems passing through the region would bring afternoon wind gusts.

World Prince Harry's Audi RS6 Is For Sale
Author: 0 Prince Harry's Audi RS6 Is For Sale

In the listing, the vehicle is priced at £71,900 (approximately C$120,000), with the remarkably low mileage of just 4,464 miles. Newlywed Prince Harry is officially selling his 2017 Audi RS6 Avant. Prince Harry's super speedy Audi estate has been listed for sale on AutoTrader , with some speculating he may be after something more family-friendly after marrying former actress Meghan Markle .

World Turkey lira slumps to record lows over USA sanctions
Author: 0 Turkey lira slumps to record lows over USA sanctions

The pastor, who has lived in Turkey for more than 20 years, faces as many as 35 years in jail if found guilty. " Further escalation in the standoff could prompt further capital outflows and have a negative impact on the confidence in the economy ", said Jakob Christensen, head of emerging markets research at Danske Bank, as quoted by Reuters.

World Man challenges bison in Yellowstone National Park
Author: 0 Man challenges bison in Yellowstone National Park

The incident happened as the bison was crossing a road in the park Tuesday. "Oh my God, no no no no." a woman says. The man runs away, then spins around and raises his arms. "Approaching on foot within 100 yards of bears or wolves, or within 25 yards of other wildlife is prohibited". These distances safeguard both visitors and the experience of sharing a landscape with thousands of freely-roaming animals .

World Trump threatens 'drastic' action to get border security money from Congress
Author: 0 Trump threatens 'drastic' action to get border security money from Congress

President Trump on Tuesday reinforced his threat to shut down the government this fall over border wall funding, saying the issue is bigger than politics. It was the president's third shutdown threat in as many days. Trump has requested $25 billion for the project. Democrats and some Republicans have objected to those proposals.

World Southeast Asian nations and China come closer to South China Sea agreement
Author: 0 Southeast Asian nations and China come closer to South China Sea agreement

However, there was little sign of serious resistance from other countries, signaling how opposition to China's aggressive expansion in the resource-rich waters has ebbed in recent years in Southeast Asia. However, the drills should not involve countries outside the region, "unless the parties concerned are notified beforehand and express no objection", it says.

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Author: 0 "Imminent failure" possible of College Lake Dam

By Friday, the threat was less severe, NWS forecaster Nick Fillo tells NPR. A flash flood watch has been extended for parts of Virginia into Saturday morning as rain is expected to continue into the weekend. Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services officials said that because the possible breach of the College Lake Dam, 124 residences are being evacuated .

World Mueller seeks interview with Russian pop star who encouraged Trump Tower meeting
Author: 0 Mueller seeks interview with Russian pop star who encouraged Trump Tower meeting

President Donald Trump publicly called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 election Wednesday. In addition, Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation, and Trump certainly knows that, having previously complained about it publicly, Rodgers said.

World Vatican declares death penalty 'inadmissible'
Author: 0 Vatican declares death penalty 'inadmissible'

In an accompanying letter explaining the change, Cardinal Ladaria, head of the Vatican's doctrine , said the development of Catholic doctrine on capital punishment did not contradict prior teaching but rather was an evolution of it.

World Missing Iowa student's mother pleads with potential abductor
Author: 0 Missing Iowa student's mother pleads with potential abductor

Investigators had been looking into a report of a woman who looked like Tibbetts at a truck stop more than 200 miles from where she was last seen two weeks ago. Her family reported her missing the next day after she didn't show up for work. Police in Brooklyn, Iowa, joined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in their efforts to find Tibbetts, have been scouring the area as well as studying data from Mollie's fitbit.

World Will he or won’t he? Trump sows confusion on shutdown plans
Author: 0 Will he or won’t he? Trump sows confusion on shutdown plans

But two officials said Trump recognized the political cost of a shutdown before the November elections and had assured staff he wouldn't provoke a fiscal crisis until after Election Day. "Sanctions against Russian Federation will remain as is", Trump said in response to a reporter's question. We had a great meeting. Just last week Trump hosted European Commissioner Jean-Claude Juncker for trade talks.

World Facebook Uncovers Fake Accounts Ahead of Midterm Elections
Author: 0 Facebook Uncovers Fake Accounts Ahead of Midterm Elections

A page called "Resisters", which interacted with an Internet Research Agency account in 2017, created an event called "No Unite the Right 2 - DC" to oppose the white nationalist gathering that is planned in Washington in August. "However, we may never be able to identify the source with the same level of confidence we had in naming the IRA previous year". The company said it doesn't know who is behind the efforts, but said there may be connections to Russian Federation.

World CNN's Jim Acosta and Fox's Sean Hannity Start a Twitter War
Author: 0 CNN's Jim Acosta and Fox's Sean Hannity Start a Twitter War

The press secretary was responding to similar allegations leveled against President Trump . In addition to calling the press the "enemy of the people" and " really bad people " who peddle " fake news ", Trump himself has attacked the physical appearance of numerous journalists , including MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski , NBC's Megyn Kelly , and the New York Times' Serge Kovaleski .