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Woman fatally stabbed while jogging in DC was from South Florida

Woman fatally stabbed while jogging in DC was from South Florida Wendy Karina MartinezWe write to share the very sad news of the tragic death of Wendy Karina Martinez (CLAS'2012), who was attacked last night in Logan Circle . While Crawford has a criminal record, police say there is no indication of violence in his past at this time. The 35-year-old was three blocks away from her apartment when she was attacked by an unknown assailant. [Full Article...]

Vladimir Putin 'appalled' by 'terrorist' attack in Iran

Vladimir Putin 'appalled' by 'terrorist' attack in Iran State TV reports that the gunmen were on motorcycles and sprayed automatic gunfire into a crowd of dignitaries sitting on a raised platform watching the parade. A statement on the Amaq news agency, which is used by IS as a mouthpiece, claimed the group was behind the attack, though this has not been verified. [Full Article...]

Indo-Pak talks: Imran Khan makes his disappointment public

Indo-Pak talks: Imran Khan makes his disappointment public India has chose to drop the idea of the proposed meeting, the first such high-level talk planned in years between the nuclear rivals, to protest about the killing of Indian security personnel and the glorification of a militant and militancy by Pakistan, India's foreign office said in a statement. [Full Article...]

2nd shark attack in 2 days

2nd shark attack in 2 days In a cruel twist, it was the same RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter pilot and air crewman that rescued both Mrs Barwick and the young girl. RACQ CQ Rescue aircrew Ben McCauley and pilot Kevin Berry, who were part of the four-men helicopter crew that rescued the 46-year-old woman. [Full Article...]

Trump says Federal Bureau of Investigation should not probe allegations against top court pick

Trump says Federal Bureau of Investigation should not probe allegations against top court pick Ford has alleged that Kavanaugh pinned her down on the bed in an upstairs room while they were both attending a party in Chevy Chase, Maryland, in 1982. "The FBI investigation of Judge Kavanaugh is closed", he said. Blasey Ford has accused Kavanaugh of a sexual attack when they were both in high school . [Full Article...]

Trump wonders why Kavanaugh accuser didn't 'call the Federal Bureau of Investigation 36 years ago'

Trump wonders why Kavanaugh accuser didn't 'call the Federal Bureau of Investigation 36 years ago' His Republican party accuses the Democrats of using Ford as a last-minute spoiler to try and wreck Kavanaugh's path to the highest court, where he would tilt the bench firmly to the right for possibly years to come. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations. A senior White House official said Kavanaugh and his wife also had received threats. The lawyers said Ford was opposed to being questioned b... [Full Article...]

Three babies among five stabbed in NY childcare centre

Three babies among five stabbed in NY childcare centre The suspect was taken into custody and then taken to New York-Presbyterian/Queens hospital with self-inflicted wounds. Two other people, a man and a woman, were also stabbed just before 4 a.m. It is not clear whether his child was among those stabbed. Four other children were removed from the daycare uninjured and are under observation. The suspect, a 52-year-old woman employed at the in-home ... [Full Article...]

Lawyer: Ford can testify next week if terms fair

Lawyer: Ford can testify next week if terms fair Christine Blasey Ford , a psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California, had been given until Friday morning to decide whether to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled on Monday. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh". A person familiar with the committee's phone call with Ford said she had told lawmakers she could testify by next Thursday. [Full Article...]

At least 4 hospitalized after Wis. shooting

At least 4 hospitalized after Wis. shooting She said the building's glass entrance door shattered. Lahmers says the shooting was "totally unexpected". The reported incident is happening in the town of Middleton, which is a suburb of Madison. Madison College also sent out a statement: "There is no active threat on campus at this time". She provided no additional information. "We knew at that point that something was going down". [Full Article...]

Woman Claims She Heard About Christine Blasey Ford Allegation In 1980s

Woman Claims She Heard About Christine Blasey Ford Allegation In 1980s Ford on Tuesday suggested in a letter from her legal team that she would be unwilling to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee until the FBI investigated the matter to ensure committee members are fully informed about the allegations. [Full Article...]

Trump’s ex-campaign chairman reaches ‘cooperation’ deal with USA prosecutors - Ireland

Trump’s ex-campaign chairman reaches ‘cooperation’ deal with USA prosecutors - Ireland But Schiff did suggest a few possible ways in which Manafort - who was convicted last month on tax and bank fraud charges and faced more legal jeopardy - could shed light on questions involving possible Trump campaign conspiracy with Russian sabotage of the election or obstruction of justice. [Full Article...]

Cumbria braced for Storm Helene which could cause 'danger to life'

Cumbria braced for Storm Helene which could cause 'danger to life' The warning means there could be damage to trees, with the possibility of large branches falling, and 'some disruption to transport'. "Winds are likely to gust to 55-65 miles per hour quite widely in the warning area, with possible gusts of 70-80 miles per hour in exposure", a Met Office spokesman said. [Full Article...]

US confirms further Palestinian aid cut for conflict resolution programmes

US confirms further Palestinian aid cut for conflict resolution programmes The deadliest Israeli-Palestinian clashes since the 2014 Gaza War have resulted in three more casualties: Hani Ramzi Afaneh and Mohammad Khalil Shaqoura, both 21, as well as 12-year-old Shadi Abul-Al, WAFA news agency reported. "This (Israeli) government's policies and the biased USA decisions contradict the worldwide resolutions and are harming the chances of making just peace based on the two-st... [Full Article...]

U.S. House panel backs bill to make Trump tax cuts permanent

U.S. House panel backs bill to make Trump tax cuts permanent According to Sunday reports, a dozen Republicans in blue states may vote against Tax Reform 2.0. Prospects for the new tax legislation in the Senate are weak, given the slim Republican majority and concern over the potential for further blowing up the deficit with a new tax cut - without corresponding new revenue sources. [Full Article...]

Woman comes forward to accuse Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

Woman comes forward to accuse Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct Ford said she chose to come forward and tell her story after a bare-bones version of the events became public without her name and consent, prompting a denial from Kavanaugh and throwing his nomination into turmoil. Ford alleges that the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted her in high school, and recounted her story to The Washington Post . Some said they would like Ford to be given a... [Full Article...]

Russian suspects in poisoning: We were in UK as tourists

Russian suspects in poisoning: We were in UK as tourists On September 5, Britain said it was charging two Russian men over the poisoning of the former Russian spy Sergei Skripalin Salisbury, England, earlier this year. He said: 'I could smell weed from their room, it was by the door and in the corridor, it was unmistakable. He added he was delighted that the Russians were able to see "the world class attractions Salisbury has to offer". [Full Article...]

Florence pours on the rain in the Carolinas, swelling rivers

Florence pours on the rain in the Carolinas, swelling rivers Florence flattened trees, crumbled roads and knocked out power to three-quarters of a million homes and businesses, and the assault wasn't anywhere close to being over. Another one of the bears ended up in the middle of the street in the background. Fox Business Network correspondent Jeff Flock reported live from the eye of Hurricane Florence in Carolina Beach, North Carolina. [Full Article...]

Paul Manafort Agrees to Plead Guilty in Mueller Probe

Paul Manafort Agrees to Plead Guilty in Mueller Probe The plea deal precludes the need for the second trial, sparing Manafort the steep legal fees of a second round of prosecution. A superseding criminal information was filed against Manafort in Washington ahead of a scheduled court appearance later Friday morning. [Full Article...]

People across Russian Federation rally against raising pension age

People across Russian Federation rally against raising pension age Russia's independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported country-wide clashes between the protesters and the police, with hundreds detained. In cities such as Dzerzhinsk, where life expectancy is rising but is still low, people are anxious they will not live to retire, Sky News previously reported. [Full Article...]

In dramatic course change, Obama comes out swinging against Trump

In dramatic course change, Obama comes out swinging against Trump Trump also said Obama was trying to take credit for this "incredible thing that's happening to our country". During his hour long speech, Obama said this Congress has championed the unwinding of campaign finance laws to give billionaires outsized influence over our politics; systemically attacked voting rights to make it harder for the young people, the minorities, and the poor to vote. [Full Article...]


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