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Chicago apartment fire kills 8, including children, officials say

Chicago apartment fire kills 8, including children, officials say At some point during the night, at least two buildings caught fire. He said investigators had not found working smoke detectors. "And then she started immediately knocking on doors, ringing doorbells". Three-month-old Maya Almaraz, five-year-old Ariel Garcia, three-year-old Alanni Ayala, five-year-old Gialanni Ayala, 11-year-old Xavier Contreras, 13-year-old Nathan Contreras, 10-year-old Giovanni ... [Full Article...]

Calgary once again under air quality advisory for wildfire smoke

Calgary once again under air quality advisory for wildfire smoke The concentrations are expected to remain high pending weather changes. The smoke is not expected to impact air quality in the region, but Environment Canada suggests anyone with extreme sensitivities to smoke should monitor their health. [Full Article...]

Afghanistans national security adviser resigns in break with president

Afghanistans national security adviser resigns in break with president He was considered as one of the key officials close to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani after the formation of the government of national unity. On August 25, a spokesman for Ghani confirmed to RFE/RL that the president had accepted the resignation of Mohammad Hanif Atmar, his national security adviser, and replaced him with Hamdullah Mohib, who previously served as the ambassador to the United S... [Full Article...]

Mass Shooting, Fatalities Reported At Florida Videogame Tournament

Mass Shooting, Fatalities Reported At Florida Videogame Tournament Sounds of the shooting were captured as the gaming tournament was being livestreamed. "Stay far away from the area", a tweet from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Department posted Sunday afternoon reads. But on its Twitter feed, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says it's unknown at this time if there's a second suspect and searches are being conducted. [Full Article...]

Scott Morrison: Australia's pentecostal political chameleon

Scott Morrison: Australia's pentecostal political chameleon He thanked the Australian people for his three-year term as leader, listing his achievements over the period. But the ruling Liberal-National coalition's efforts at a consensus were hamstrung by hostile backbenchers led by Peter Dutton , who launched an abortive bid for leadership and resigned as Minister for Home Affairs. [Full Article...]

Julie Bishop quits as foreign minister

Julie Bishop quits as foreign minister One of the casualties was Labor's Julia Gillard, Australia's first female leader, who constantly battled misogyny and made global headlines for her fiery rebuttal of then Liberal opposition leader Tony Abbott in parliament in 2012. Ms Bishop issued a statement on Sunday afternoon announcing her decision following Friday's change of prime minister. The 62-year-old was Australia's first femal... [Full Article...]

Trump Organization's Chief Financial Officer Granted Immunity

Trump Organization's Chief Financial Officer Granted Immunity Cohen's also not done opening up on what he knows about Trump, Davis said. McInturff and Democratic pollster Peter Hart worked on the two surveys in the days before and after former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen struck a plea deal and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted on eight of 18 counts. [Full Article...]

Drug tunnel from United States to Mexico found in former KFC restaurant

Drug tunnel from United States to Mexico found in former KFC restaurant Officers recovered about 260 pounds of methamphetamine, 13 pounds of cocaine, 29 pounds of white heroin, 13 pounds of brown heroin, and 6.6 pounds of fentanyl-which is enough for about 3 million doses. Given the narrowness of the opening on the US side, officials said they believe that narcotics were brought in by pulling ropes. The tunnel was only eight inches in diameter but was 22 feet deep a... [Full Article...]

Hawaii Faces Heavy Rains as Tropical Storm Lane Continues to Weaken

Hawaii Faces Heavy Rains as Tropical Storm Lane Continues to Weaken The warning was issued for the northeast and southeast sides of the Big Island from Hawi to Hilo to South Point. The Big Island rainfall totals are putting Lane in the top four rainfall records of rainiest USA tropical cyclones on record with Amelia in 1978 receiving 1,219mm, Hiki in 1950 with 1,320mm, and Harvey in 2017 producing a staggering 1,538mm of rain for Texas. [Full Article...]

'Mass Shooting' Reported at 'Madden 19' Tournament in Florida

'Mass Shooting' Reported at 'Madden 19' Tournament in Florida In the disturbing audio, shots can be heard ringing out before the video cut out. JACKSONVILLE — Multiple people were killed in a mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing on Sunday afternoon, authorities reported . "Please don't come running out", the sheriff's office said. "Mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing ". "We can't stress enough to stay away". [Full Article...]

Mollie Tibbetts' Surprising Connection to Her Alleged Killer's Ex-Girlfriend

Mollie Tibbetts' Surprising Connection to Her Alleged Killer's Ex-Girlfriend Donald Trump Jr., the son of President Donald Trump , misquoted and misrepresented the words of U.S. Sen. "We need the wall, we need our immigration laws changed, we need our border laws changed". "We need Republicans to do it because the Democrats aren't going to do it". "This is really unfortunate that politicians all of a sudden are using this to politicize the event", he told KIMT duri... [Full Article...]

North Korea halts dismantling of main rocket test site

North Korea halts dismantling of main rocket test site Clinging to each other for every last second, elderly North and South Korean family members allowed to meet for the first time in almost seven decades bid tearful farewells yesterday, probably forever. President Moon is due to hold a third summit with Kim next month. They issued aspirations for a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula without describing when or how it would occur. [Full Article...]

GOP congressman charged with funds misuse suggests wife to blame

GOP congressman charged with funds misuse suggests wife to blame But even with charges shadowing him, it will be an upset if Hunter loses. The GOP is now looking to replace him on the ballot. Hunter's opponent in the general election is Ammar Campa-Najjar, 29, a Democrat who has never held elective office. [Full Article...]

Maui and Oahu Brace for Hurricane Lane. Here's What to Expect

Maui and Oahu Brace for Hurricane Lane. Here's What to Expect In this photo provided by Jessica Henricks, crews work at clearing damage from Hurricane Lane Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, near Hilo, Hawaii.In this photo provided by Jessica Henricks, is flooding and damage from Hurricane Lane Friday, Aug. The airline added two more flights from Honolulu to San Francisco on Thursday to help transport people off the islands. Hawaiian Airlines canceled all Friday... [Full Article...]

Trump responds to Sessions: Go investigate Dems, critics

Trump responds to Sessions: Go investigate Dems, critics Sessions said the Justice Department would not be influenced by political considerations, in response to one of the president's tweets . Before 7 a.m., Trump appeared to respond to cable news coverage of his renewed feud with Sessions by way of a tweet that included that Sessions quote and what seemed a series of instructions for the Cabinet official for whom he has had the most public scorn. [Full Article...]

US, China impose new round of tariffs

US, China impose new round of tariffs That is, unless Beijing agrees to implement sweeping changes to its intellectual property practices, industrial subsidy programs and tariff structures, and buys more American goods. While Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is eager to find a negotiated solution, other cabinet members such as U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer are keen to continue increasing the pressure on Beijing , a... [Full Article...]

Trump's tweet on S.Africa evokes sharp criticism

Trump's tweet on S.Africa evokes sharp criticism Matthew Larotonda and Ed Stoddard report . Nor are there signs of widespread killings. South Africa summoned the US chargé d'affaires in Pretoria on Thursday, after US President Donald Trump tweeted his concern over reports that South African authorities were planning to seize land from white farmers without compensation. [Full Article...]

Trump pledges close partnership with Australia's new leader

Morrison, a former minister for immigration and border protection who took credit for "stop the boats" - a harsh policy to halt asylum seekers from entering Australia - is further to the right than Turnbull, but not as hardline as some in the party. [Full Article...]

Palestinians: US cut aid to bring end to Jerusalem claim

Palestinians: US cut aid to bring end to Jerusalem claim Kraehenbuehl, however, warned that the Palestinian refugee issue would not go away, saying, "One can not simply wish 5 million people away". President Trump has ordered the State Department to "redirect" the economic aid for projects in the West Bank and Gaza, a senior official said . [Full Article...]

Donald Trump hits back after attorney general's public rebuke

Donald Trump hits back after attorney general's public rebuke Trump told a Fox News interview, which aired on Thursday, that Sessions " never took control of the Justice Department ". Trump said Manafort and Cohen were charged with matters totally unrelated to his presidential campaign, although Cohen told a federal court in NY that Trump had directed him to arrange payments before the 2016 election to silence two women who said they had affairs wi... [Full Article...]


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