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5 officers shot in SC, police say suspect is in custody

5 officers shot in SC, police say suspect is in custody Florence city spokesman, John Wukela, gave the updated total Wednesday evening. The Florence County Coroner confirmed to the Associated Press that the officer killed was from the Florence County Police Department. TV station KHOU11 reported that the shootings might have been as a result of a domestic violence situation. "Please lift them up". The shooting took place off Hoffmeyer Road in the... [Full Article...]

Trump blindly calls Kavanaugh protesters 'paid professionals'

Trump blindly calls Kavanaugh protesters 'paid professionals' Trump wrote, adding the hashtag #Troublemakers. The Senate was due Friday to vote on moving ahead with the nomination of Kavanaugh to the highest court in the USA, as Republicans brushed aside complaints by Democrats that an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of sexual assault allegations against him was rushed and incomplete. [Full Article...]

USA charges 7 Russians in hacking indictment; Britain blames GRU

USA charges 7 Russians in hacking indictment; Britain blames GRU The various accusations were announced at briefings around the globe that were held as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defence ministers gathered in Brussels to present a united front to their Cold War-era foe. Citing the OPCW's mission of combating some of the world's most frightful weapons, Wilson said Russia's attack reflects "complete disregard for this vital mission". [Full Article...]

Pompeo to travel to N. Korea Oct. 7, meet Kim

Pompeo to travel to N. Korea Oct. 7, meet Kim It will be the fourth trip by Mr Pompeo to long-time USA pariah North Korea as the Trump administration looks to end its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes. And nothing since then-up to and including the recent meeting between USA and North Korean officials on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York-has indicated otherwise. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh wins vote that brings him closer to Supreme Court role

Brett Kavanaugh wins vote that brings him closer to Supreme Court role With a razor thin 51-49 margin, Trump needs the vote of every Republican senator to push through his nominee. "These uncorroborated accusations have been unequivocally and repeatedly rejected by Judge Kavanaugh, and neither the Judiciary Committee nor the Federal Bureau of Investigation could locate any third parties who can attest to any of the allegations". [Full Article...]

After years of debate, Australia scraps ‘tampon tax’

After years of debate, Australia scraps ‘tampon tax’ Those of us who bleed, join me in rejoicing over the fact that the Tampon Tax is incredibly close to being removed from sanitary items, after a unanimous decision across Australia's state and federal governments . Mr Perrottet will push for an amendment to the proposal to guarantee states a better deal. "But they've provided no mechanism to ensure this is the case". [Full Article...]

Interpol chief Meng Hongwei vanishes on trip to China

Interpol chief Meng Hongwei vanishes on trip to China An unnamed French judicial official said Meng arrived in China at the end of September but added that there had been no news of him since. During a speech at the 86th Interpol General Assembly in Beijing in September 2017, Meng talked about the importance of worldwide cooperation and combating cybercrime. [Full Article...]

President Trump fires up supporters, rips Minnesota Democrats at Rochester rally

President Trump fires up supporters, rips Minnesota Democrats at Rochester rally I quit", Trump said of Franken, imitating the former comedian turned politician. Trump spoke at a massive rally at the Rochester, Minn. "Boy did he fold up like a wet rag. Al Franken , who resigned previous year in the midst of a sexual misconduct scandal - comments which probably drew more attention than normal as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's explosive confirmation process dr... [Full Article...]

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens says don't confirm Kavanaugh

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens says don't confirm Kavanaugh Some critics have argued that Kavanaugh's highly partisan remarks so compromised his ability to appear politically fair-minded that he would be forced to recuse himself on many cases to preserve the court's integrity. The Palm Beach Post reports that Stevens, in remarks to a group of retirees in Florida , suggested Kavanaugh lacked the temperament for the lifetime appointment. [Full Article...]

Key Republicans condemn Trump's mockery of Christine Blasey Ford

Key Republicans condemn Trump's mockery of Christine Blasey Ford While she has not indicated if it would impact her vote, Collins told reporters that she thought " the president's comments were just plain wrong" at a rally Tuesday in Mississippi. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) about moving forward on a full Senate vote without further examination of the accusations of Ford and other "credible" accusers. [Full Article...]

Pompeo to Visit Beijing amid Increasing US-China Military Tensions

Pompeo to Visit Beijing amid Increasing US-China Military Tensions The Chinese have laid claim to a series of small islands and reefs in the South China Sea , infuriating neighbouring countries such as Vietnam and the Philippines. "In one recent example, they threatened to deny a business license for a major USA corporation if it refused to speak out against our administration's policies", Pence will say. [Full Article...]

WADA targeted by Russian military intelligence service GRU, says United Kingdom government

WADA targeted by Russian military intelligence service GRU, says United Kingdom government Though commonly known by the acronym GRU , which stands for the Main Intelligence Directorate, its name was formally changed in 2010 to the Main Directorate of the General Staff (or just GU). It also revealed that the agents had also made searches for the OPCW-affiliated Spiez laboratory in Switzerland - which the Swiss last month said had been targeted by Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

US withdraws from international accords, says UN world court 'politicised'

US withdraws from international accords, says UN world court 'politicised' Since then, the Trump administration has cut aid and shuttered the Palestinians' mission in Washington. If the people of Iran want a new treaty with the United States that can actually be upheld, they could start by kicking out some of their leaders, opening up all of their nuclear sites for worldwide inspectors and getting rid of their tactical weapons program. [Full Article...]

Police shooting suspect is disabled war veteran

Police shooting suspect is disabled war veteran Hopkins is now still at the hospital, and reportedly has a head injury and isn't able to speak to officers. The man also held children hostage for two hours in his Florence home Wednesday afternoon, but they were released safely as the suspect was taken into custody, Florence County Sheriff's Maj. [Full Article...]

Hundreds of people are dying from selfies

Hundreds of people are dying from selfies India has created several "no selfie zones" in risky areas. While the number of deaths reported in the study may seem high, Dr Bansal said there could be many more cases that just haven't been documented due to issues with reporting. [Full Article...]

FBI Said to Lack White House Approval to Talk to Kavanaugh, Ford

A showdown roll call on confirmation seemed likely over the weekend. Kavanaugh strongly denies the sexual accusations and says stories of bad behavior while drinking are greatly exaggerated. Collins denounced the president's comments as "just plain wrong" while Murkowski called Trump's speech "wholly inappropriate" and "unacceptable". MSNBC's Kasie Hunt interviewed Sen. [Full Article...]

Two dead after Typhoon Trami batters Japan

Two dead after Typhoon Trami batters Japan The typhoon , rated by Tropical Storm Risk as a category 1, the lowest on a five-point scale, killed two people and injured nearly 130, public broadcaster NHK said. Sunday as Typhoon Trami continued to move through Japan . The island was hit by a deadly natural disaster last month. Local residents described "incredible winds and rain" that made it impossible to venture outside. [Full Article...]

U.S. presidential test alert sets American phones buzzing

U.S. presidential test alert sets American phones buzzing Phones lit up with the Wireless Emergency Alert system's first nationwide test. At 2:18 pm EDT on Wednesday (11:18 am PDT), most mobile subscribers in the U.S. We talked to people about how they feel about these emergency alerts. "We have a right to privacy and not having your phone turned into a loudspeaker like in North Korea". [Full Article...]

Julie Swetnick backs off sexual misconduct allegations in interview

Julie Swetnick backs off sexual misconduct allegations in interview Kavanaugh of misconduct. I saw him go up to girls and paw on them, try to, you know, get a little too handsy, touching them in private parts. He said he lost her number, so he called her father, who told him she had "psychological and other problems" at that time. [Full Article...]

Pentagon Cancels Talks With China Amid Rising Tensions

Pentagon Cancels Talks With China Amid Rising Tensions US Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were due to visit Beijing in mid-October for the diplomatic and security dialogue. Recent tensions between the US and China are rooted in trade and tariff disputes, but the conflict has begun spilling over into the military arena. [Full Article...]


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