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Hawaii volcano eruption: Lava BREACHES vital geothermal power plant as island fears ROCKET

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 07:28

Hawaii volcano eruption: Lava BREACHES vital geothermal power plant as island fears ROCKET | 28 May 2018 | Lava has breached the vital geothermal power plant responsible for providing the Big Island with a quarter of its electricity, causing fears to skyrocket as a series of natural disasters continue to plague Hawaii. The magma reached the Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) last night and was within 200 yards of production wells that have been plugged in a desperate effort to save them from Mount Kilauea...Although potentially toxic gases have been removed from the facility, it is unknown how they would react to the frightening heat of magma.

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Russian military personnel killed in shelling carried out by terrorists in Syria

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 06:41

Russian military personnel killed in shelling carried out by terrorists in Syria | 27 May 2018 | Russian servicemen have been killed in shelling carried out by terrorists in Deir ez-Zor province in eastern Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Terrorists attacked Syrian and Russian troops, and the latter was forced to respond, according to the MoD. A total of 43 terrorists were killed in the clashes, and six vehicles were also destroyed, the ministry stated.

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Hundreds of Tommy Robinson supporters at gates of Downing Street to demand detained EDL founder is released

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 01:11

Hundreds of Tommy Robinson supporters at gates of Downing Street to demand detained EDL founder is released | 27 May 2018 | Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the gates of Downing Street to protest at the arrest and detention of far-right activist Tommy Robinson. Whitehall was closed to traffic on Saturday afternoon as the group gathered to demand the English Defence League founder's freedom. Robinson was arrested on suspicion of breaching the peace while filming outside Leeds Crown Court on Friday and is currently being detained. The arrest has sparked a furious backlash among his supporters with hundreds chanting outside Whitehall.

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English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson 'arrested on suspicion of breaching the peace outside court'

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 00:45

English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson 'arrested on suspicion of breaching the peace outside court' | 27 May 2018 | English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson has reportedly been arrested for breach of the peace while filming outside a courthouse. The right-wing activist was arrested outside Leeds Crown Court and is currently being detained. Mr Robinson, 35, is seen being led towards the back of a police van and searched in footage posted on his Facebook page...He asks one supporter as he is led away: "Can you get me a solicitor? I'm on a suspended sentence, you see." One officer in the footage says before reading Robinson his rights: "You are being arrested on suspicion of causing a breach of the peace."

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'Catastrophic' flash floods hit outside Baltimore; crews conduct water rescues

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 00:37

'Catastrophic' flash floods hit outside Baltimore; crews conduct water rescues | 27 May 2018 | A state of emergency was declared in Maryland on Sunday as "catastrophic" flash floods and dramatic water rescues unfolded in and around Ellicott City amid heavy rains. Gov. Larry Hogan announced the state of emergency on Twitter, and noted he directed the state's emergency management agency "to assist in any compacity possible." The areas of Ellicott City and Catonsville, outside Baltimore, were experiencing "catastrophic flash flooding," with another forecasted surge of water "imminent," according to the National Weather Service.

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US officials cross into North Korea 'to prepare Trump-Kim talks' - report

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 15:38

US officials cross into North Korea 'to prepare Trump-Kim talks' - report | 27 May 2018 | US officials have arrived in North Korea to start preparations for still-unconfirmed talks between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, the Washington Post reported after conflicting signals from the US president on the meeting's fate. Former US ambassador to South Korea, Sung Kim, crossed into North Korea on Sunday to hold talks with Pyongyang's Vice-Foreign Minister, Choe Son Hui, a source familiar with the matter told the paper. The US envoy is accompanied by Allison Hooker, the Korea specialist on the National Security Council and an undisclosed official from the Defense Department, the source said.

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Utah man incarcerated in Venezuela jail is on his way home, officials say

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 19:17

Utah man incarcerated in Venezuela jail is on his way home, officials say | 26 May 2018 | A Utah man who has been incarcerated in a Venezuelan jail since 2016 was on a flight home to the U.S., Venezuelan officials said Saturday. Joshua Holt, 26, has been jailed in Venezuela after he traveled to the South American country in the summer of 2016 to marry Thamara Candelo, whom he met on a website for Mormon singles...Venezuelan authorities claim Holt and his wife were stockpiling weapons, and have suggested they were part of a U.S. plan to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro.

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Grizzly Bears Can Now Be Hunted Near Yellowstone After Wyoming Vote

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 14:27

Stop this insanity: Grizzly Bears Can Now Be Hunted Near Yellowstone After Wyoming Vote | 24 May 2018 | The first large-scale hunt for grizzly bears in 43 years in the Lower 48 states is set to take place this September. The Wyoming Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to allow hunters to shoot as many as 22 grizzlies east of Yellowstone National Park. Two weeks ago, the state of Idaho announced the first grizzly season since 1974, just before the Yellowstone grizzly population was listed as an endangered species...Hunting season on grizzlies in Wyoming comes a year after the federal Fish and Wildlife Service lifted Endangered Species Act protection for the population of bears in the Yellowstone area.

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North and South Korean leaders meet to discuss Kim-Trump summit

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 13:45

North and South Korean leaders meet to discuss Kim-Trump summit | 26 May 2018 | South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a surprise meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday (May 26) to ensure a summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump goes off successfully, South Korean officials said. It was the clearest sign yet that the on-again off-again summit between Trump and Kim is likely to be held as initially agreed, in Singapore on Jun 12. The unannounced meeting at the Panmunjom border village between Moon and Kim came a month after they held the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade at the same venue and declared they would toward a nuclear-free Korean peninsula.

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Military helicopter drops ammunition can on Parkland Elementary roof

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 07:00

Military helicopter drops ammunition can on Parkland Elementary roof | 17 May 2018 | (El Paso, TX) Military Police are investigating why and how a military helicopter dropped a box of ammunition over Parkland Elementary School. A spokesman with the Ysleta Independent School District said it happened at about 3:45 p.m. Thursday. Fort Bliss officials said the incident damaged the roof and a classroom.

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Final exams moved to gym as ash fills Hawaii classroom

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 06:39

Final exams moved to gym as ash fills Hawaii classroom | 25 May 2018 | Aina Akamu gave final exams to his students as they sat on bleachers or the floor of the basketball court in the gym in his small town on Hawaii's Big Island. He moved his class to the community of Pahala's gym nearby after he and his students could no longer stand the volcanic ash covering his classroom floor, chairs and desks...Kau High and Pahala Elementary School is inundated with gritty, gray ash that has been spewing out of a volcano some 20 miles away. During intermittent explosions at Kilauea's summit, including one late Thursday, ash shoots high into the sky and drifts down onto the small, rural campus and nearby areas.

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'We are having very productive talks': Trump says North Korea summit could still happen and would 'likely' remain scheduled for June 12 in Singapore

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 05:55

'We are having very productive talks': Trump says North Korea summit could still happen and would 'likely' remain scheduled for June 12 in Singapore | 25 May 2018 | President Donald Trump says the US is 'having very productive talks with North Korea' about a summit next month with Kim Jong Un, and says it could happen June 12, the date that was under consideration before Trump abruptly canceled the summit Thursday. Trump tweeted on Friday night that if the summit happens it 'will likely remain in Singapore on the same date, June 12th., and, if necessary, will be extended beyond that date.' The President had said earlier Friday that the potentially historic summit might be getting back on track.

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National Park Service says sinkhole at White House poses no threat

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 05:38

National Park Service says sinkhole at White House poses no threat | 25 May 2018 | The National Parks Service (NPS) said Friday that a sinkhole that opened up on the White House lawn this week poses no threat to the building or personnel. In a statement, NPS spokeswoman Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles said that the agency had completed its investigation of the sinkhole, which first appeared Tuesday morning. "@NatlParkService has completed excavation around White House sinkhole. We will plug with concrete, fill excavated area, and resod. Excavation confirmed it poses no risk to @WhiteHouse. DC has had more than double average May rainfall. Sinkholes are common following heavy rain," she tweeted.

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Why the man who's spent 50 years in jail for killing Bobby Kennedy COULDN'T have done it: Explosive claim comes to light in a new book by two authors

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 04:48

Why the man who's spent 50 years in jail for killing Bobby Kennedy COULDN'T have done it: Explosive claim comes to light in a new book by two authors who've spend decades investigating the murder --Robert Kennedy was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel, LA, on June 4, 1968 --Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian with Jordanian citizenship, was arrested at scene --He was convicted of murder in 1969 and sentenced to death, commuted to life --His lawyers never denied he fired the shot and instead argued he was insane --Tim Tate and Brad Johnson spent decades investigating the assassination -- They claim in a new book he couldn't have pulled the trigger and is innocent | 25 May 2018 | ...Before the media was locked out of the pantry, an Associated Press photographer also took some pictures -- this time of two uniformed police officers pointing at a bullet hole in the jamb of another door-frame. According to one of the policemen, this also contained a bullet. All the woodwork was later destroyed by the police. But, taking into account all the unexplained bullet holes noted by witnesses, it appeared that at least 14 bullets had been fired. Sirhan, of course, had possessed just one gun and eight bullets. There was another disturbing discrepancy. With the backing of Sirhan's legal team, a top ballistics expert inspected the bullets recovered by the police. In a sworn affidavit, he found a significant difference between a slug recovered from Kennedy's body and another from that of a TV director who'd accompanied him to the pantry. In the expert's opinion, the two bullets could not have been fired from the same gun.

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Russia 'absolutely' rejects Dutch and Aussie accusations it's responsible for downing of MH17

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 22:12

Russia 'absolutely' rejects Dutch and Aussie accusations it's responsible for downing of MH17 | 25 May 2018 | Moscow has rejected any involvement in the crash of flight MH17 in Ukraine after the Netherlands and Australia declared Russia "responsible" for the deployment of a BUK missile system that downed the jet in 2014. Moscow neither accepts nor trusts the results of an international investigation into the MH17 crash as it was not allowed to take part in it, according to the Russian president's spokesman Dmitry Peskov... Peskov echoed the position of the Russian president Vladimir Putin who earlier said that, although Ukraine was included in the probe, Russia was barred from participating in establishing the truth. Asked if he can confirm that Russia vehemently denies any involvement in the MH17 downing, Peskov replied "absolutely."

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Three Ebola patients who escaped Congo quarantine were taken to church and prayed with 50 people before two were found dead, as outbreak kills 27

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 07:41

Three Ebola patients who escaped Congo quarantine were taken to church and prayed with 50 people before two were found dead, as outbreak kills 27 | 24 May 2018 | Two Ebola patients escaped from a hospital in the Congo and were taken by their familes to pray in a church with 50 people, Medecins Sans Frontieres said today. The patients left the hospital holding them in quarantine in Congo city of Mbandaka, a World Health Organisation spokesperson said, as it warned that the fight to stop the outbreak in the country is at a critical point. Two of the patients were found dead on Tuesday, while a third was taken back to the hospital and is now under observation.

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Trump cancels Singapore nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 06:55

Trump cancels Singapore nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un President Donald Trump canceled his historic nuclear summit with Kim Jong Un on Thursday, accusing North Korea of "tremendous anger and open hostility." The meeting, which would have marked the first face-to-face encounter between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader, was set for June 12 in Singapore. "Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting," Trump wrote in a letter to Kim, which was released Thursday morning. The president dictated every word of the letter himself, a senior White House official told reporters...Much of the letter was written in seemingly friendly terms, including praise for North Korea's recent release of three American prisoners.

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2 males wanted after improvised explosive device detonated at Mississauga restaurant injures 15

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 06:15

2 males wanted after improvised explosive device detonated at Mississauga restaurant injures 15 --3 people suffered 'critical blast injuries,' paramedics say | 25 May 2018 | (Canada) Police say an improvised explosive device is responsible for an explosion at a Mississauga restaurant that injured 15 people, including three who paramedics say suffered "critical blast injuries." Police say two males detonated the device inside the restaurant and are now searching for the pair, who fled the scene immediately after the blast. Tactical teams could be seen outside the restaurant as patients were loaded into ambulances.

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House easily passes prison reform bill backed by Trump

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 04:33

House easily passes prison reform bill backed by Trump | 22 May 2018 | The House overwhelming passed a bipartisan prison reform bill Tuesday afternoon amid objections from some Democrats and groups on the left that it doesn't go far enough. Lawmakers approved the First Step Act by a 360-59 vote, including the support of 134 Democrats, to incentivize inmates to complete prison programs that reduce their likelihood to reoffend after they are released. The legislation, authored by Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), provides $50 million to the Bureau of Prisons annually for the next five years for prison programs including education, drug treatment and job skills training. Under the bill, which is supported by the White House but faces an uncertain future in the Senate, prisoners would be allowed to earn time credits for completing programs and then use those credits to serve the remaining days of their sentences in a halfway house or home confinement.

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Andrew McCabe spent $70,000 on a table. The FBI hid it from Congress.

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 03:09

Andrew McCabe spent $70,000 on a table. The FBI hid it from Congress. | 24 May 2018 | Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who was fired for lying under oath, spent $70,000 in taxpayer dollars on a conference table. The FBI also redacted the conference table’s steep price tag from documents that members of the Senate Judiciary Committee requested, in an apparent attempt to hide it from Congress. In a letter sent to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Wednesday, Sen. Chuck Grassley revealed that the FBI had redacted the cost of the table from a document he and his fellow members of the committee requested to see. Grassley said many of the redactions within the documents made no sense, nor were they made to protect national security secrets.

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