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Attempts of hacking state elections systems, investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

And US officials say Russian intelligence agencies were behind recent hacks into Democratic Party organizations, including the campaign of its White House candidate Hillary Clinton. Experts believe that there's no way to know if the attacks were at...

Obama cuts short the sentences of 111 federal inmates

Among those who received a commutation in early August was Thomas Raymond Ross of Fairfield, who was serving a 20-year prison term for stealing materials to make methamphetamine. Eggleston says the president isn't looking to try and achieve a certain...

Troopers say no survivors in Alaska midair crash

The crash scene covers a large area that is accessible only by helicopter, said Clint Johnson, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board's Alaska division, and the cause is being investigated. Behavioral Health Aides are standing by across...

Tropical Storm warning canceled for Madeline

A tropical storm watch is in effect from Indian Pass to the Walton/Bay County line. During Tropical Storm Darby, donations came in from across the state so they said they're well stocked for the incoming storm but are not so sure how they'll ho...

UN Security Council slams N. Korea's ballistic missile launches

A spokesman for the North's foreign ministry labelled the United Nations statement a "product of brigandish acts of the US" and said Washington had ignored a warning about "hurting its dignity". Deploring all ballistic missile activities by North Kor...

Aussies to bowl first in 4th Sri Lanka ODI

George Bailey and Travis Head then completely batted Sri Lanka out of the game with a 100-run stand for the fourth wicket. Aaron Finch had set the chase off apace with a 18-ball fifty, which featured three sixes and eight fours. After the record-br...

Aerial close encounter between US, Syrian jets

Civilians fled a city in northeastern Syria where government warplanes bombed Kurdish-held areas for a second day on Friday, as the Syrian army accused Kurdish forces of igniting the conflict by trying to take over the area. What does Assad hope to...

Kerry, Lavrov make progress but fail to reach final deal on Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry , center, arrives for a new round of talks on Syria , in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. The talks have been complicated in part by a significant offensive in the southern part of the divided city of...

Jeremy Corbyn to spell out 'transformative' arts vision

Owen Smith's threat to block the start of formal European Union exit talks threatens electoral suicide, Labour figures warned last night, while Jeremy Corbyn dismissed the move as "devious". "I do think in order to reassure members that, under my lea...

Corbyn Ally Suggests Labour's Top Donor Shouldn't Vote in Race

Last week, Khan threw his support behind Owen Smith, who has been a Parliament member since 2010 and is Corbyn's only challenger for the party leadership. He said: "We have got to at least think about it and discuss it". The row threatens to tarnis...

Chelsea Clinton to remain on family foundation board

The Republican National Committee asked the charity of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's family on Monday to produce all correspondence its staff had with the U.S. And I'm happy to do the transition as quickly as we can. Other requests included ...

Banana-thrower agrees to racial awareness course

The club also relied on testimony from Port Adelaide fans in the vicinity, who said her action was accompanied by racist sledging through the match. "As a result, the member has been banned indefinitely from attending any Port Adelaide games in the...

No injuries reported in latest blast in Belgium

Accruing to state broadcaster RTBF , no one has been injured but damage at the site is significant, reports the Guardian . Fire service spokesman Pierre Meys said there was an "extremely powerful" explosion, adding: "Windows of the lab were blown...

John Kerry agrees on additional intelligence and law enforcement cooperation with Bangladesh

Sheikh Hasina said that terrorism was now a global problem, and the government was working to create mass awareness against this menace. It is Kerry first visit to the Muslim-majority nation, which faced an attack on a cafe in July that killed 22 p...

Webb solid in Cal debut, Bears beat Hawaii 51-31 Down Under

Tailback Khalfani Muhammad scored the first touchdown of the game on a 34-yard run and finished with 96 yards. "I was excited and energetic about it". The high-scoring Bears beat Hawaii 51-24 on Friday night in Sydney, Australia. In a 51-31 win ove...

10000th Syrian Refugee to Arrive in US Monday

The White House will reach its goal, articulated a year ago, of taking in 10,000 Syrian refugees into the us on Monday afternoon. Donald Trump has criticized President Obama's resettlement program as a national security threat. On Wednesday, the Un...

Rebels, civilians leave town after four-year siege

The agreement is seen as a major defeat for the opposition and has provoked anger among its supporters. Some 700 gunmen and 4,000 civilians left the suburb in a fleet of buses bound for Idlib province in northern Syria which is under rebel control.

Suddenly it's Trump sounding soft on illegal immigration

But the Republican nominee declined in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper to clarify whether he would still forcibly deport the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the USA - a major tenet of his immigration platform - after he sugges...

Mobile homes returning to Louisiana after deadly flooding

Described as the worst disaster since Superstorm Sandy in 2012, a storm that started August 12 dumped as much as 2 feet of rain in some areas over two days, blamed for 13 deaths. "Too little, too late!" In West Virginia, flooding in June killed two...

Team USA wins third Olympic gold in a row

Countries like Serbia who made it to the finals brought the best out of the Americans, but in the end, it's still America's sport, even without top tier players. With the victory Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson joined one of basketball's most ex...

All-party delegation to be sent to Kashmir for talks: Rajnath

Singh, who is accompanied by Union home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, said he was open to meet anyone "who believe in Kashmiriyat, Insaniyat and Jamhooriyat " during his stay in Srinagar . "But I appeal people should not forget the role played by sec...

Australian burkini designer profits from French ban

Four policemen asked her to remove the tunic and face a fine, saying her outfit was not "respecting good morals and secularism ", Agence-France Presse reported . Last week, the French city of Nice followed fifteen other towns and cities in anno...

Rand extends losses on Gordhan exit fears

South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has been contacted by police, a Treasury spokeswoman confirmed on Tuesday, after a media report said he had been summoned by an elite police investigation unit and may face charges. South Africa's cu...

Terror, strikes and rain: France sees 7% tourism drop

Paris hotels' occupancy rates fell to 32% in the second half of July, from 77% a year ago. Tourism typically provides more than 7 percent of France's gross domestic product, at a time when the country is trying to boost its economy. Hotel stays in...

In Iraq, Nigeria and now Turkey, child bombers strike

A report published by the Combating Terrorism Centre early this year stated that ISIS increasingly filled its ranks with child soldiers while suffering losses from the airstrikes and ground campaign against the terrorists. This is why women and c...

Bali policeman murder: Sara Connor's British boyfriend admits to killing policeman

David Taylor admitted the policeman's killing. Mr Haposan said Mr Taylor went back on the beach and saw a man lying face down in the sand. "Our client regrets what he did on the incident of the 17th" the lawyer said. Mr Taylor, who is believed t...

1 man killed, Louisiana trooper wounded in New Orleans

That's where Harrison said two NOPD officers and at least one state police trooper exchanged gunfire with the same suspect who shot the trooper near Hope Street. He is expected to recover after being shot in the elbow, Louisiana State Police Col. Mic...

Trump to declare end to nation building if elected president

However, if a bit sketchy in the details, the cumulative effect of Trump's speech was to describe an America that is in constant mortal danger from terrorist attacks related to what he described as "radical Islam", the spread of which must be halte...

The Donald Trump Insult Quiz

The Trump campaign said Friday that Rick Gates, Manafort's deputy, would now serve as its liaison to the Republican National Committee. Donald Trump's presidential campaign is in crisis after his chief strategist and most trusted aide walked out ...

5 hurt in attack on military vehicle in eastern Turkey

Turkey, the European Union and the United States have labelled the PKK a "terrorist" group. "Our comrade. carried out a suicide attack on police headquarters in Elazig ", the PKK said in a statement, quoted by the pro-Kurdish Firat news agency...

Weary GOP hopeful Trump staff shake-up triggers new momentum

Trump is finding joy in the campaign trail, which is very important", Kellyanne Conway, who was promoted Wednesday to campaign manager from her prior role as a pollster, told CNN. Conway said that "several things" still need to be done to put the NY ...

'You're welcome': Snowden casts light on NSA hack

The Equation Group is believed to have been affiliated with the NSA and other western intelligence agencies, according to security researchers, and is perhaps the most wide-ranging and successful hacking group ever publicly discussed. "You're relea...

'Azadi' slogans raised at Amnesty event: Bengaluru top cop

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday advised Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah not to make any arrests in the case against Amnesty International India, a day after the state government defended the sedition charges. Amnesty said the event had taken...

Spikes ahead as Rio beach volleyball awards gold

In a 3-0 whitewash that lasted just one-and-a-half hours, Li Xiaoxia (picture, right) and Liu Shiwen utilised booming smashes and prodigious spin shots to overcome Han Ying and Petrissa Solja, of Germany, without dropping a game in the opening single...

US Withheld $400M Cash Payment to Iran Until American Prisoners Freed

Mr. Obama said on August 4 the payment had to be in cash because the USA and Iran have no banking relationship, eliminating the possibility of a check or wire transfer. If that's not a ransom payment, then nothing is. The House Financial Services...

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Trump plans return trip to the Middle East with President of Egypt

Trump met today with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt to build on their recent engagements and continue efforts to strengthen the United States-Egypt strategic partnership. ...

Central Intelligence Agency hunts for traitor after American spies are executed by Chinese

The breach was considered particularly damaging, with the number of assets lost rivalling those in the Soviet Union and Russian Federation who died after the betrayals of spies Al...

Troops Kill 13 Boko Haram Terrorists, Arrest 10 In Lake Chad

Meanwhile witnesses said four civilians out hunting for food near a displacement camp in the northeast were beheaded by suspected Boko Haram militants. "Our joy is never complete u...

Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn before inauguration

Why did it then take 18 days for Flynn to be fired - a step that only took place when The Washington Post reported he had lied to Vice President Mike Pence about his calls with R...

Syrian negotiator calls USA strike 'terrorism' and a 'massacre'

As long as the US keeps backing anti-regime insurgents in Syria and is willing to attack pro-regime forces as part of that support , there will be a danger that an incident l...

U.K. Minor Parties Slam 'Extreme' Brexit in Debate May Avoided

The two-hour debate, staged by ITV at its studios in Salford, began with a clash on Brexit, then covered the NHS, social care, living standards, education and university tuition ...

Mexican journalist shot dead in Sinaloa state

He was walking near the Rio Doce offices in the state capital, Culiacan, when he was killed by a group of people riding in a red auto , according to multiple Mexican news outlet...

China's Xi appeals to foreign leaders for freer trade

Hours before the summit opened, North Korea launched another ballistic missile, further testing the patience of China, its chief ally. New Delhi , which had been non-committal a...

Tillerson Says Russia Meddled In US Election, No 'Clean Slate' With Moscow

The secretary of State during the interview also addressed the Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, noting the US isn't trying to start "with a clean state"...

Tehran mayor Qalibaf quits presidential race

He is now facing five rivals, but some could withdraw in favor of more prominent candidates. His close association with the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei would attract t...

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Hostages freed from mosque in Central African Republic

Hostages freed from mosque in Central African Republic

Many residents say they are locked in their homes as the anti-Balaka forces control the city. It said the attackers were members of a wide coalition including the mainly Christia...

Hong Kong rejects asylum for refugees who sheltered Snowden

Hong Kong rejects asylum for refugees who sheltered Snowden

At the time, he was on the run from USA authorities after he leaked documents about US government surveillance. "The government's decision to reject our clients' claims is co...

Severe Weather Outbreak to Eye Central US

Severe Weather Outbreak to Eye Central US

Forecast surface weather map for today. A possible severe thunderstorm watch will need to be issued if they hold together. The risk of severe weather for Tuesday evening is shown...

Ruling Fatah party has weak showing in Palestinian election

Ruling Fatah party has weak showing in Palestinian election

The vote provided Palestinians a rare chance to cast ballots after over a decade without presidential or legislative elections, and Saturday's election was seen as a test for Abbas...

TN woman facing reckless endangerment charge; accused of following congressman, his aide

TN woman facing reckless endangerment charge; accused of following congressman, his aide

When they pulled into the driveway of someone they know, Wright reportedly ran to the vehicle and screamed while banging on the auto and reaching in. Police say Wright's conduct ...