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Court boots 30-year-old son from parents' house Court boots 30-year-old son from parents' house
- May 25, 2018

Rotondo was on " TMZ Live " talking about the court case he lost. But Rotondo wasn't having any of it. Greenwood called the son's demand for six more months "outrageous". Rotondo's parents also went to court to try to get visitation of their grandchild. He made it clear that he didn't live in a basement, and that he had his own bedroom. (more...)
Ireland's Abortion Referendum Is Proving Deeply Divisive Ireland's Abortion Referendum Is Proving Deeply Divisive
- May 25, 2018

This week and almost 20 years later I am flying home to Ireland to vote for the repeal of an Amendment which means it is a criminal offence for a woman to have an abortion in Ireland . Other search results for this hashtag include "her body, her choice" quotes and images of "Yes for Repeal" street art spray-painted onto walls. What is Ireland voting on? The human stories that propelled people to political action were prominent within our chat show conversations. (more...)
NOAA predicts near- or above-normal 2018 Atlantic hurricane season NOAA predicts near- or above-normal 2018 Atlantic hurricane season
- May 25, 2018

The predictions call for one to four of them to be major hurricanes - Category 3 or higher. As for this year CBS Miami is predicting a 35 per cent chance of an above normal hurricane season for the 2018 year. NOAA forecasters say if warmer than normal waters in the equatorial Pacific Ocean develop before Autumn, it could drive tropical activity to the upper values of the predicted ranges. (more...)
Rachel Dolezal welfare fraud case leads to felony theft charge Rachel Dolezal welfare fraud case leads to felony theft charge
- May 25, 2018

Money, according to the investigation , came from sales of Dolezal's autobiography as well as "the sale of her art, soaps, and handmade dolls". Ms. The money, court filings said, came from her book and speaking engagements, soap making, doll making and artwork sales. Dolezal did not report the income to the Department of Social and Health Services, prosecutors allege. (more...)
Meghan Markle's New Coat Of Arms Includes References To California Meghan Markle's New Coat Of Arms Includes References To California
- May 25, 2018

The poppies on the grass are there to represent California's state flower - the golden poppy . When former actress Meghan Markle married Prince Harry on May 19, she became Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex , and she's now been granted a Coat of Arms to reflect her new status. (more...)
Kim not weak leader; demonstrated tremendous capacity to lead N Korea: Pompeo Kim not weak leader; demonstrated tremendous capacity to lead N Korea: Pompeo
- May 25, 2018

Mr Trump considered the matter on Wednesday night, the official said, and made his decision on Thursday morning, dictating the letter to Kim Jong-un word for word. Focus will now swing back to how Trump will respond to the North's seemingly conciliatory gesture. China's foreign ministry on Friday said the government would keep encouraging the United States and North Korea to have direct talks, describing such communication as having a "pivotal" role in denuclearisation. (more...)
Malaysian court sentences Australian woman to death for drug smuggling Malaysian court sentences Australian woman to death for drug smuggling
- May 25, 2018

The court has previously heard Ms Exposto fell victim to an internet romance scam and that she was tricked into believing she was in Shanghai to lodge documents for her online boyfriend's retirement from service in the USA army. Ms Exposto's lawyer Shafee Abdullah today told the court her client would exercise her right for a further appeal. She was acquitted of the death sentence in December, according to 9 News . (more...)
Stop It. Stefan Halper Wasn't Spying on Trump Stop It. Stefan Halper Wasn't Spying on Trump
- May 25, 2018

Justice Department officials also briefed other members of Congress ― the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" composed of congressional leaders and the top members of the intelligence committees from both parties― on Thursday afternoon. Democrats have expressed concerns that Republicans' demands are animated by a desire to undermine the work of Special Counsel Robert Mueller - or else to directly inform the President's legal strategy. (more...)
Facebook Begins Labeling U.S. Political Ads Facebook Begins Labeling U.S. Political Ads
- May 25, 2018

As part of the company's new policy, the platform will now require all advertisers who want to run a political campaign ad to self-identify and certify that they are in fact located in the U.S. Such seriousness isn't yet an assurance of success. Political ads on Facebook and Instagram will now come with a clearly visible disclosure on who paid for the ad. (more...)
Philadelphia man smashes SUV with sledgehammer in road rage attack Philadelphia man smashes SUV with sledgehammer in road rage attack
- May 25, 2018

Surveillance video shows a red truck following an SUV into a parking lot on Tuesday. As the SUV attempts to drive away, he follows it. When the SUV passenger got up and tried to get back in the auto, the suspect hit him with the sledgehammer and then broke the SUV's rear window, police said. (more...)
Dead, 3 Injured in Oklahoma City Restaurant Shooting Dead, 3 Injured in Oklahoma City Restaurant Shooting
- May 25, 2018

An armed bystander outside the restaurant confronted the gunman and fatally shot him, police said . Louie's Grill & Bar was said to have been packed during the shooter's onslaught, with officers expecting to interview at least 100 people who were present at the time . (more...)
Anti-Sterlite protests: Death toll rises to 13, govt wants plant shut Anti-Sterlite protests: Death toll rises to 13, govt wants plant shut
- May 25, 2018

Vedanta Ltd urged the government to ensure safety and security of employees at its copper smelter facility at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu while expressing "regret and sorrow" over incidents of people being killed during protests. As per a BusinessToday report , the protests claimed 12 lives while twenty-four others were injured. Cars and buildings were set ablaze and rocks hurled at police, who responded with live fire. (more...)
Infant dies after being left in truck outside family's home Infant dies after being left in truck outside family's home
- May 25, 2018

He then left for a business trip and took a rideshare to the airport. It's unclear exactly how long she was in the vehicle. Metro police do not plan to file charges at this time against the parents of a 1-year-old Nasvhille girl who died after being left inside a hot auto on Wednesday. (more...)
Boris Johnson duped by pranksters pretending to be Armenian PM Boris Johnson duped by pranksters pretending to be Armenian PM
- May 25, 2018

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson talked worldwide relations and rude poetry with a hoax caller who pretended to be the Armenian Prime Minister in an embarrassing new gaffe for one of Britain's most prominent politicians. Mr Johnson condemned Russia's "generally very disruptive" behaviour and promised to keep "tightening the squeeze on some of the oligarchs who surround Putin", adding: "You throw a stone in Kensington and you'll hit an oligiarch". (more...)
Israel urges United States to recognize hold on Golan Israel urges United States to recognize hold on Golan
- May 25, 2018

A White House official, however, declined to comment on Katz's claims. The combination of the successful attacks in Syria against Iranian targets, the defeat of the uprising on the Gaza border and the support of the USA administration is inducing an exaggerated sense of confidence among Israel's leaders, which is morphing into boastfulness. (more...)
Syria state-run media reports US-led airstrike on army posts Syria state-run media reports US-led airstrike on army posts
- May 25, 2018

The strikes targeted "movements" of pro-government forces, near the T2 oil pumping station, the Observatory said. He said the 12 pro-regime fighters killed were not Syrians, but he could not provide more details on their identity. The US-led coalition against ISIS in Syria on Thursday denied carrying out any overnight attacks against Assad regime targets. "Daesh then launched an attack on the positions". (more...)
China and Japan protest U.S. probe into possibility of auto tariffs China and Japan protest U.S. probe into possibility of auto tariffs
- May 25, 2018

The U.S. levies a 2.5 per cent duty on imported passenger cars and a 25 per cent tariff on pickup trucks from countries that are not parties to free trade agreements with it. The United States is the second-biggest export destination for German auto manufacturers after China, while vehicles and car parts are Germany's biggest source of export income. (more...)
MH17 plane crash: United Kingdom tells Russian Federation to 'answer for its actions' MH17 plane crash: United Kingdom tells Russian Federation to 'answer for its actions'
- May 25, 2018

Al Jazeera's Rory Challands, reporting from Russia's second biggest city of St Petersburg, said the evidence provided by a Joint Investigation Team ( JIT ) led the Netherlands and Australia to believe that Russian Federation was responsible. (more...)
Iran nuclear deal 'in intensive care' as signatories meet in Vienna Iran nuclear deal 'in intensive care' as signatories meet in Vienna
- May 25, 2018

But this has proven hard, with many European firms alarmed at the specter of far-reaching USA financial penalties. The U.S. and Europe are divided on how to move forward after President Trump made a decision to exit the deal. "We'll try to cling to the deal, but ... we're under no illusions". The deal lets Iran enrich but under tight restrictions. At the heart of Friday's talks, chaired by the European Union, Iranian officials will seek guarantees from the Europeans that they can protect ... (more...)
Taiwan sends aircraft to shadow Chinese bomber planes Taiwan sends aircraft to shadow Chinese bomber planes
- May 25, 2018

British Airways, Lufthansa and Air Canada are among 20 carriers that now list self-ruled Taiwan as a territory of China , according to the Associated Press. Tsai, who took office in 2016, says she wants to maintain the status quo, but will protect Taiwan's security and not be bullied by Beijing. Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu told university students in Taipei that Taiwan needed allies to give it a voice on the global stage, as the island was excluded from most forums like the United ... (more...)

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