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Treasury employee accused in leak linked to Mueller’s probe

Treasury employee accused in leak linked to Mueller’s probe Earlier this week, a former senior Senate staffer pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents in a separate leak investigation. Federal prosecutors say Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards is set to appear in court Wednesday in Virginia. In August 2018, for example, Edwards and the reporter exchanged 541 messages, the indictment says. Edwards, a senior adviser at the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enfor... [Full Article...]

Indian minister in #MeToo storm announces resignation

Indian minister in #MeToo storm announces resignation The Aam Aadmi Party praised the women who have accused Akbar of sexual harassment and demanded criminal proceedings against him. "We would request the honourable court hearing the defamation case to also consider the testimonies of sexual harassment of some of us at the hands of the petitioner, as also of the other signatories who bore witness to this harassment", the journalists said in the... [Full Article...]

Harvard on trial over alleged discrimination against Asians

Harvard on trial over alleged discrimination against Asians The trial in a USA federal court in Boston pits the Ivy League school against Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), whose 2014 lawsuit challenges the use of race as a factor in college admissions decisions. But schools must first use race-neutral options, like grades and test scores, to meet their diversity goals, said Mike Reilly, executive director of the American Association of Collegiate Regist... [Full Article...]

Israel prepares to reopen Syrian border

Israel prepares to reopen Syrian border The Syrian government retook the area around the Nassib border crossing with Jordan in July during a Russian-backed offensive to drive rebels from their stronghold in southwest Syria . Al-Qa'im crossing is considered as one of the major supply routes across the Middle East, which connects the town of Abu Kamal in Syria's Deir al-Zour to the city of Husaybah in the Al-Qa'im District of Iraq's ... [Full Article...]

Indian temple set to allow entry to females who menstruate

Indian temple set to allow entry to females who menstruate A Padmakumar, president of Travancore Devasom Board (TDB), the custodian of Sabarimala temple , said that there are no facilities for women devotees, adding that anybody who comes to pray will be allowed inside. Devotees wait in queues inside the premises of the Sabarimala temple in Pathanamthitta. Another woman from Alappuzha district of Keala, said to be in the below 50 years age group, w... [Full Article...]

Pakistan hangs child killer after death sparked riots

Pakistan hangs child killer after death sparked riots Express Tribune reported that the black warrant for Imran's execution was carried out at 5:30 am in accordance with the prevailing law on capital punishment. The speedy trial in the case of Zainab's rape and murder is a lesson to the Indian judiciary, which has not been able to punish the killers of Nirbhaya, who was gangraped and murdered in December 2013 in Delhi. [Full Article...]

Rocket fired into Israel from Gaza: Israeli army

Rocket fired into Israel from Gaza: Israeli army The Israeli police said that "a rocket struck the city of Be'er Sheva a few moments ago causing damage", although it did not specify the extent of the destruction. After a Hamas' cell detonated a large explosive device that blew a hole in the security fence, some 20 terrorists attempted to infiltrate Israel under cover of a dense black cloud created by burning tires. [Full Article...]

Brexit: What would an extended transition mean?

Mrs May will address the remaining 27 European Union leaders before Wednesday's Brussels meeting, which had been billed as "the moment of truth" for Brexit but now seems certain to pass without a deal on the UK's withdrawal. But two of those present at the "pizza summit" in the office of Andrea Leadsom played down suggestions of rebellion against the Prime Minister. Ahead of her visit to Bru... [Full Article...]

Beto Came Out Swinging in His Debate With Ted Cruz

Beto Came Out Swinging in His Debate With Ted Cruz During a segment on climate change and oil taxes: "Senator Cruz is not going to be honest with you", O'Rourke said . He's going to make up positions and votes that I've never held, ' he said during the debate in a San Antonio television studio. [Full Article...]

B.C.'s first legal cannabis store approved one day before legalization

B.C.'s first legal cannabis store approved one day before legalization Canadian provinces and municipalities have been given the task of determining where cannabis can be bought and consumed, which has created varying levels of legislative restriction across the country. The vast majority of drug cases are handled by federal prosecutors, who could decide, in the public interest, not to prosecute, they said. Democratic Senator Ron Wyden of OR said it's time for the ... [Full Article...]

North and South Korea agree railway ceremony next month

North and South Korea agree railway ceremony next month He also noted that the United States and North Korea should build up trust before denuclearization. They agreed to resume economic cooperation, including relinking railways and roads. The JSA, also known as the truce village of Panmunjom, is the only spot along the tense, 250-kilometer (155-mile) frontier where troops from the two countries stand face to face. [Full Article...]

Crimea college rocked by deadly bomb blast

Crimea college rocked by deadly bomb blast Speaking to local media , the head of the college Olga Grebennikova said someone blew themselves up inside the college, leaving "the bodies of children everywhere". The majority of the victims were teenagers, it said. Explosions in former Soviet republics are often caused by household cooking or heating gas, but Russian Federation has also been hit by many terrorist bombings since the separatis... [Full Article...]

Warren defends decision to release DNA test

Warren defends decision to release DNA test Trump has long ridiculed Warren's claim of Native American heritage by calling her "Pocahontas". This comes as Georgia's African-American Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has called on her Republican opponent to step down from his position as secretary of state following an Associated Press report alleging voter suppression ahead of the election . [Full Article...]

UK PM says still believes Brexit deal is 'achievable'

UK PM says still believes Brexit deal is 'achievable' Instead, she has proposed keeping all of the United Kingdom in a customs union with the bloc - but only temporarily, until new trade arrangements are in place that alleviate the need for border controls. But, sensing more urgency in London, senior European Union officials said Brussels would "keep calm and carry on", ready to wait till December or even later to clinch a final agreement. [Full Article...]

Su-27 fighter jet crashed in Ukraine

Su-27 fighter jet crashed in Ukraine Two pilots have been killed after a Su-27UB (number 70) fighter jet crashed during a Clear Sky 18 training flight in west-central Ukraine. Both of the pilots of Sukhoi Su-27 fighter deceased in the crash that occurred in Vinnytsia region, central Ukraine on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

White woman fired after blocking black man from entering his building

White woman fired after blocking black man from entering his building D'Arreion Toles told CBS affiliate KMOV 4 that he was returning home to his downtown St. Louis loft when the woman created a roadblock, refusing to let him pass. "I appreciate all of the love and support". "I don't like the fact that you have your phone in my face", she says later in the video. "Don't respond negatively. [Full Article...]

Federal Deficit Largest Since 2012

Federal Deficit Largest Since 2012 The U.S. government's budget deficit hit $ 779 billion in the fiscal year that ended September 30, while spending increased and tax revenues remained almost flat, the Treasury said Monday. That increases the government's ability to spend while reducing the demand for social services. "As expected, recent tax cuts and spending increases - all put on the national credit card - are making a bad pr... [Full Article...]

Son-in-law Jared Kushner ‘paid little or no income tax’

Son-in-law Jared Kushner ‘paid little or no income tax’ The documents were created with Mr Kushner's cooperation as part of a review of his finances by an institution considering lending him money, NYT reported . One told the paper that the records indicated that Kushner paid little or no federal income taxes in five of the last eight years. Other experts interviewed by the Times say it's likely he didn't pay much ― or any ― in three other years. [Full Article...]

Miami police: Possible sighting of missing Wisconsin girl

Miami police: Possible sighting of missing Wisconsin girl Again the missing and endangered juvenile is Jayme Closs , age 13, 5 feet tall, 100 pounds, green eyes and Blond or Strawberry hair. An AMBER Alert is issued for a missing teenage girl after her parents were found dead inside their Barron home. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu Praises Australia's Possible Embassy Move, Palestinians Slam 'Fatal Mistake'

S., which had already moved its embassy to Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted his approval on Monday. There was a swift reaction by community leaders to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's announcement that the country is considering moving its embassy to Jerusalem and recognising the city as Israel's capital. [Full Article...]


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