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The FBI Just Absolved Hillary Clinton. But That Doesn't Undo the Damage The FBI Just Absolved Hillary Clinton. But That Doesn't Undo the Damage
- November 09, 2016

The messages reportedly turned up on a laptop belonging to the estranged husband of one of Mrs Clinton's closest advisers, former congressman Anthony Weiner, who is accused of sending illicit messages to a 15-year-old girl. The Clinton campaign has in recent weeks deployed its most high-profile allies, including President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, and pop stars such as Beyonce and Katy Perry. (more...)
Hillary more qualified to become president than Bill, says Obama
- November 09, 2016

Obama will be holding a rally at 9 a.m.at the Ray L. Fisher Stadium at the University of MI in Ann Arbor. The SEPTA strike ended early Monday morning, just in time for people to take Market-Frankford Line and other SEPTA lines towards Independence Mall. (more...)
Clinton wins first battle
- November 09, 2016

In New Hampshire, any community with under 100 voters can open their polls at midnight and close them once everyone has voted. New Hampshire law allows for midnight voting in towns with less than 100 residents and can close once all who were registered to vote and have made clear they intend to vote have done so. (more...)
US Forces Korea conducts evacuation drill for American civilians
- November 09, 2016

North Korea may launch a intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) around the time US citizens go to the polls to pick their new president, a local military source said Sunday. ally. South Korea's military said on Monday it was on high alert and closely monitoring launch sites amid speculation that the North may fire another missile to send a defiant message as Americans go to the polls on Tuesday. (more...)
Gov. Christie maintains innocence in Bridge-Gate case
- November 08, 2016

Christie told Charlie Rose in an interview broadcast on CBS Monday that "the jury confirmed what I thought on January 9th, 2014, almost three years ago". When Rose invited Christie to "swear" that those conversations - with aides who testified to discussing the lane-closures with Christie - didn't occur, the governor demurred. (more...)
Philippines' Duterte says canceling U.S. police rifle deal Philippines' Duterte says canceling U.S. police rifle deal
- November 08, 2016

This is not the first time Duterte has spoken out against the U.S. Just last month, he announced his country's "separation" from the United States while on a state visit to China and used a derogatory term to describe Obama, prompting the U.S. (more...)
Clinton goes for uplift, Trump goes after her on final day
- November 08, 2016

She then listed four priorities for her first 100 days in office, should she be elected: investing in new jobs, immigration reform, a constitutional amendment to reform campaign finance and improvements to the criminal justice system. What's more, it's not really clear where he has his best chance - something reflected in Trump's unfocused pre-election push. The final nonpartisan live interview polls there show Clinton ahead by a comfortable margin of 4 to 6 points. (more...)
Has a diver found a lost Cold War nuclear bomb off Canada? Has a diver found a lost Cold War nuclear bomb off Canada?
- November 08, 2016

The Canadian government does not believe the bomb contains active nuclear material, and it is said to be packed with lead - not plutonium - and TNT. "The plane that was carrying the bomb, it crashed 50 miles south of where I found that object". (more...)
US will provide air support in Raqqa battle US will provide air support in Raqqa battle
- November 07, 2016

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said in a statement they had established a joint operations center Saturday night for the military campaign "Euphrates Rage", which includes multiple Arab, Kurdish and Turkmen militia groups and will be carried out "in coordination with worldwide forces". (more...)
Cleveland Browns must stop Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott Cleveland Browns must stop Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott
- November 07, 2016

With the win, the Cowboys improved to an NFC-best 7-1 through the first half of their schedule, while the Browns matched a dubious mark with their ninth straight loss to start the season. After starting Josh McCown last week against the New York Jets, coach Hue Jackson stated on Friday that rookie third-rounder Cody Kessler will get the call this week against the Dallas Cowboys, and that he hops Kessler keeps the job the rest of the season. (more...)
Syria monitor: 74 killed in 8 days of rebel Aleppo offensive
- November 07, 2016

However, human rights activists in the city reported the death of over 80 civilians, including at least 22 children, under heavy bombardment by the rebel groups. The day's fighting came as Moscow and Damascus said they would resume bombing the city. Russian Federation had declared a halt on air strikes on the besieged part of the city since Oct.18. (more...)
PKK bombs police station after arrest of Kurdish leaders
- November 06, 2016

Nine people were killed, including two police, and over 100 were wounded, Anadolu said. Turkish Prime Minister earlier said Kurdish militants were responsible for the attack. Two MPs - Tuğba Hezer and Faysal Sarıyıldız - were overseas at the time of last night's operation. "We expect Turkey to safeguard its parliamentary democracy, including respect for human rights and the rule of law, and we are conveying these expectations directly to the Turkish authorities". (more...)
Trump silent in ads, Clinton talks up children — AP analysis Trump silent in ads, Clinton talks up children — AP analysis
- November 06, 2016

Republicans are hopeful that Democrats may be hurt by that inquiry, as well as by the continuing release of emails hacked from the Clinton campaign and released by Wikileaks. Ayotte, speaking last Friday at a chamber of commerce event in Windham, avoided any mention of the man running for the White House. Clinton is only slightly more popular, with 38 percent viewing her favorably and 56 percent viewing her unfavorably. (more...)
LoC on the boil as Pak shelling kills 8 civilans in Kashmir LoC on the boil as Pak shelling kills 8 civilans in Kashmir
- November 06, 2016

The BSF never fires towards any Pakistani civilian area. At least 19 people have been killed in recent firing between India and Pakistan across the disputed border in Kashmir. "Our accurate and co-ordinate firing on various posts has resulted in very heavy damage to a number of their posts", said Upadhyaya. The Pakistani troops allegedly resorted to unprovoked firing along the Ramgarh sector in Samba district around 6:30 am. (more...)
Donald Trump gains on Hillary Clinton as race in MI tightens Donald Trump gains on Hillary Clinton as race in MI tightens
- November 05, 2016

Let's not forget that James Comey and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are in the hot seat not based on their decisions, but of Clinton to grossly disregard the rules and regulations set for electronic communications and the Democrats who chose to pick her to be their 2016 standard-bearer. (more...)
BlizzCon 2016: Mean Streets of Gadgetzan is Hearthstone's new expansion BlizzCon 2016: Mean Streets of Gadgetzan is Hearthstone's new expansion
- November 05, 2016

During its BlizzCon 2016 keynote this morning, Blizzard announced a new Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft expansion. Set in the port city of Gadgetzan , the expansion plays off the idea of the competing groups at the heart of the city's seedy underbelly, each with their own cards. (more...)
Brexit court ruling: Scenarios that may unfold in Britain Brexit court ruling: Scenarios that may unfold in Britain
- November 05, 2016

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said: "What the government was seeking to do was to impose a deal that absolutely nobody voted for, that most people who voted to leave wouldn't be happy with and most people who voted to remain wouldn't be happy with, without any kind of Parliamentary scrutiny". (more...)
Obama on FBI investigation: 'We don't operate on innuendo' Obama on FBI investigation: 'We don't operate on innuendo'
- November 05, 2016

Abedin said she only accessed her clintonemail.com account through a web portal and that she did not have a method for archiving her old emails prior to the transition, according to the FBI's summary of her statements. The notification, two weeks before the election, came over the objections of Justice Department officials and drew scathing criticism from former prosecutors and Democrats in Congress. (more...)
SCOTUS issues delay of execution for Thomas Arthur
- November 05, 2016

The order did not state a reason for the stay of execution. The court on Thursday night stayed the execution of Tommy Arthur without comment, until further order of the court. An Alabama inmate convicted in a 1982 contract killing has filed a second request with the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his pending execution. Brooks was executed using Alabama new three-drug combination, which has been challenged in federal court by Arthur and other inmates as violating constitutional bans against ... (more...)
Defense Seeks Mistrial in Bridge Case; Judge Hasn't Ruled
- November 04, 2016

But Kelly, Wildstein and Baroni all testified during the trial that he knew before and while they were in progress. Jury deliberations had been expected to continue Thursday after being unexpectedly cut short Wednesday afternoon. Because Kelly and Baroni are charged with a conspiracy to accomplish a specific unlawful objective - political retribution against Sokolich for not endorsing Christie - prosecutors must prove that, their lawyers said in court documents. (more...)
Report alleges Italian abuse of migrants to meet EU rules Report alleges Italian abuse of migrants to meet EU rules
- November 04, 2016

Amnesty International said it had 24 accounts of ill treatment, including beatings and electric shocks. In several cases, people also said they had been given electric shocks or had been subjected to sexual humiliation. While the behaviour of most Italian police remains professional and the vast majority of fingerprinting takes place without incident, the findings of this report raise serious concerns and highlight the need for an independent review of current practices. (more...)
Migrant children removed from 'Calais' jungle week after demolition began
- November 04, 2016

In Ireland, a number of human rights groups will hold a candlelit vigil outside the gates of Leinster House this evening calling on the government to "offer safety and refuge" to 200 of the unaccompanied children. Numerous child migrants are desperate to reach Britain, which lies tantalizingly close across a narrow stretch of sea, saying they have relatives there. (more...)
Colombia, rebels say incorporating new proposals into peace deal Colombia, rebels say incorporating new proposals into peace deal
- November 04, 2016

In a lighter moment the monarch thanked the South American leader for a gift of some "world-famous" Colombian coffee which they enjoyed at lunch and would be served tonight and at a palace breakfast business meeting on Wednesday - "Which should ensure that everyone is wide awake". (more...)
Ban welcomes Presidential election in Lebanon
- November 03, 2016

Aoun secured a simple majority of votes in parliament after a tension-filled, chaotic session that saw several rounds of voting because extra ballots appeared in the ballot box each time. Remembered for fighting two wars during the 70s - one against Syrian forces in Lebanon, and another against a powerful Christian militia known as the Lebanese forces, Aoun - like many other Lebanese warlords - was accused of perpetrating war crimes. (more...)
FBI must say on Donald Trump-Russia ties: Hillary Clinton campaign FBI must say on Donald Trump-Russia ties: Hillary Clinton campaign
- November 03, 2016

For much of the summer, the F.B.I. pursued a widening investigation into a Russian role in the American presidential campaign. Donald Trump has maintained , when asked if he is somehow backed by Putin or in business with Russian investors, a flat denial. (more...)
Indian Army destroys 4 Pak posts in Keran sector, inflicts heavy casualties
- November 03, 2016

A BSF jawan was injured in fresh shelling by Pakistan troops in Keran sector, a senior official of the force said last evening. A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier was killed in Pakistani firing in Machil Sector. In the past 2-3 years, border guards have skipped the exchange of candies on a few occasions. According to the ISPR, the Indian claim of killing Pakistani soldiers is part of a propaganda campaign to hide their losses. (more...)
Clashes, artillery fire hit Aleppo after truce expires
- November 02, 2016

As a "humanitarian pause" in attacks, declared unilaterally by Russia, entered a second day - and as the besieged rebel-held eastern side of the city had a respite from the Syrian and Russian airstrikes that have devastated the area - the United Nations official, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, called for a war crimes investigation. (more...)
West Indies edges ahead after Brathwaite, Holder heroics
- November 02, 2016

With just the second ball of the morning and with a single run on the board, the 28-year-old removed first Test triple-century-maker Azhar Ali for a first-ball "duck", caught at second slip by Kraigg Brathwaite as he sparred at one that bounced and moved away. (more...)
Panama Papers leaks: Pakistan Supreme Court to probe Nawaz Sharif
- November 02, 2016

The court agreed today to form a commission to probe the Panama Papers' allegations on the basis of a petition filed by Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Ahead of the gathering, Pakistani police arrested more than 1,000 supporters of Imran Khan, the protest leader and head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, and sprayed tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators as they attempted to march toward the capital. (more...)
UN peacekeepers failed to respond to S.Sudan hotel attack
- November 02, 2016

His spokesman, Mr Stephane Dujarric, told reporters at a daily news briefing that Mr Ban had "asked for the immediate replacement of the force commander". The report found that the civilians witnessed "gross human rights violations, including murder, intimidation, sexual violence and acts amounting to torture perpetrated by armed government soldiers". (more...)
South Korea: Park's shadowy confidante returns to answer questions
- November 01, 2016

Other protesters screamed "Arrest Choi Soon-sil" and "Park Geun-hye should resign ". But the furor will likely accelerate the start of her so-called "lame duck" period, when her own political powers are diminished ahead of a presidential election at the end of next year. (more...)
Israel recalls UNESCO ambassador in protest at Jerusalem resolutions
- November 01, 2016

Israel on Wednesday recalled its ambassador to UNESCO for consultations after the United Nations culture body adopted a second resolution in two weeks that Israeli leaders said ignored Judaism's connection with one of Jerusalem's holiest sites. (more...)
UNESCO formally adopts Al-Aqsa resolution
- October 31, 2016

But a draft of the latest version of the resolution, posted on UNESCO's website and dated Oct 12, showed the site repeatedly described only by its Muslim names - something Israel says amounts to a denial of its Jewish history. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO ) on Thursday voted in favor of a resolution condemning Israeli interference in the affairs of Al-Aqsa Mosque, which it recognized as a exclusively Muslim holy site. (more...)
Shiite Militias Launch Operation Near Iraq's Mosul
- October 31, 2016

ISIS killed more than 250 civilians and herded together thousands more to use as human shields in Mosul as the embattled jihadists tried to hold on to their last urban stronghold in Iraq. Hashed's commanders have said that they do not plan to enter the city limits when fighting eventually reaches the outskirts of the city. Erdogan assured that Turkey "would not look favourably" on an attack by Shiite militias on Tal Afar . (more...)
Former Cowboys coach Wade Phillips taken off in stretcher after scary hit
- October 31, 2016

He's alert at a local hospital with movement in his extremities, according to the team. While NFL players may be able to take that type of hit, Wade Phillips is a 69-year-old coach. Let's all hope Phillips is okay after a harrowing moment in Denver. Phillips was seen talking to the medical staff and moving his head and arms. Phillips is doing well and his defense did well with linebackers coach Reggie Herring calling the plays in Phillips' place. (more...)
Seahawks Graham makes little noise in Superdome return
- October 31, 2016

After a bad start which saw the Black and Gold fall behind 3-14, the Saints would close the rest of the game outscoring Seattle 22-6. It will be one of the league's best offenses vs. Avril beat Saints tackle Zach Strief off the edge, then circled back to knock the ball from Brees' grasp and right into the hands of Michael Bennett, who returned it 22 yards for a Seattle touchdown. (more...)
Trump Supporter Shouts Anti-Semitic Slurs at Rally Trump Supporter Shouts Anti-Semitic Slurs at Rally
- October 31, 2016

United States of America!", the man repeatedly chanted, "Jew-S-A! Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway admonished a man who shouted "Jew-S-A!" at reporters at a Trump rally Saturday night and said she would have had him removed if she had seen it. (more...)
What role is Iran playing in the Mosul offensive?
- October 31, 2016

The president also warned them against attacking Turkmen residents of Tal Afar during their offensive. They have already recaptured scores of villages on the flat plains east of Mosul and along the Tigris river to the south of the city, Islamic State's last big bastion in Iraq. (more...)
UNESCO adopts resolution affirming Muslims ties to Jerusalem
- October 30, 2016

The UNESCO resolution reportedly refers to the Temple Mount several times as Al Haram Al Sharif, the Islamic term for the Temple Mount, without mentioning that it is the holiest site in Judaism, according to UN Watch. No additional vote was needed due to a consensus on the draft resolution when it was approved by an executive board plenary on Thursday explained Roni Amelan, a UNESCO spokesman. (more...)
Obama to return to Florida to help Clinton get out the vote Obama to return to Florida to help Clinton get out the vote
- October 30, 2016

First Lady Michelle Obama has joined Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail for the first time and she certainly made the most of it. Hillary Clinton is receiving support from about the same percentage of young people who voted for Barack Obama in 2012 (60 percent), but Clinton's coalition includes more white young adults and fewer young people of color than Obama's coalition four years ago. (more...)