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North Korea's Kim Jong-un agrees to shut missile site

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 04:14

North Korea's Kim Jong-un agrees to shut missile site | 19 Sept 2018 | North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to shut one of the country's main missile testing and launch sites. He signed a pledge to permanently close the Tongchang-ri facility, after talks in Pyongyang with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in. Both leaders also "agreed on a way to achieve denuclearisation" on the Korean peninsula, Mr Moon said. Mr Kim said he hoped to "visit Seoul in the near future" - he would be the first North Korean leader to do so.

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Now ANOTHER Kavanaugh high school classmate denies being at 'sex attack' party - and claims accuser Christine Ford named him as being there

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 03:49

Now ANOTHER Kavanaugh high school classmate denies being at 'sex attack' party - and claims accuser Christine Ford named him as being there | 19 Sept 2018 | Another former classmate of Supreme Court appointee Brett Kavanaugh denies he attended a high school party where a California professor says the nominee sexually assaulted her three decades ago, CNN reported on Wednesday. Patrick J. Smyth sent a letter to Republican Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley and top Democrat Dianne Feinstein in which he denies seeing any 'improper conduct' by Kavanaugh, a classmate at Georgetown Preparatory School, according to CNN, which obtained a copy of the letter. The committee, which oversees Supreme Court nominations, has called a hearing for Monday in which both Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, could testify. Ford's lawyers said on Tuesday, however, that she wants her allegations to be investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation before she appears at a U.S. Senate hearing.

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Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in Roundup weed killer cancer suit

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 03:09

Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in Roundup weed killer cancer suit | 19 Sept 2018 | Agribusiness company terrorists Monsanto has asked a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the company's Roundup weed killer left him dying of cancer. Attorneys for Monsanto said in court documents filed late Tuesday that DeWayne Johnson failed to prove that Roundup or similar herbicides caused his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. They said there was no evidence that Monsanto executives were malicious in marketing Roundup.

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Grassley wants unredacted version of letter from Kavanaugh's accuser

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 02:52

Grassley wants unredacted version of letter from Kavanaugh's accuser | 19 Sept 2018 | Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is demanding that ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) hand over an unredacted version of the letter from a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Grassley in a letter sent Wednesday to Feinstein said he needs an unredacted copy in order to prepare for the Monday hearing where Republicans have invited both Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, to testify. "My staff has made repeated requests for this document -- which has become a significant piece of evidence in Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation process -- but your staff has so far refused to provide a copy of the letter," Grassley wrote.

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Federal judge schedules Flynn sentencing for Dec. 18

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 00:17

Federal judge schedules Flynn sentencing for Dec. 18 | 19 Sept 2018 | A federal judge on Wednesday scheduled the sentencing date for President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Flynn's sentencing will take place on Dec. 18, more than a year after he initially pleaded guilty to federal law enforcement, according to the Associated Press. Special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday asked Judge Emmet D. Sullivan, in a joint filing with Flynn's defense attorney, to set a sentencing date. Mueller suggested Nov. 28 or seven business days after that.

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Gardasil is a deadly concoction that leads to permanent, devastating health effects

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 18:50

Gardasil is a deadly concoction that leads to permanent, devastating health effects | 18 Sept 2018 | Just what are you signing up for when you get the Gardasil vaccine? ...The shot has already been blamed for more than 200 deaths, along with more than 57,000 adverse events in the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System. A court ruling has also confirmed that the jab is deadly and causes problems that can lead to sudden death or debilitation. If you still think these risks are worth taking on to avoid HPV -- in other words, you'd rather die than raise your risk of getting cervical cancer -- consider this: A recent study found that the vaccine actually raises women's risk of getting the disease, which is the exact opposite of its stated purpose! The only reason this study hasn't gotten a lot of publicity is because the journal had to retract it shortly after publishing it because the author had used a pseudonym.

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Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford demands 'full investigation' by FBI before testifying, in letter from her lawyers

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 03:50

Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford demands 'full investigation' by FBI before testifying, in letter from her lawyers | 18 Sept 2018 | Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor claiming Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than 35 years ago, late Tuesday demanded a "full investigation" by the FBI before she attends any congressional hearing or "interrogation" into her accusations. In response, Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, who said Ford is still invited to speak to the committee, countered that "nothing the FBI or any other investigator does would have any bearing on what Dr. Ford tells the committee, so there is no reason for any further delay." Republicans have repeatedly invited Ford and Kavanaugh to testify on Monday after delaying a planned Judiciary Committee vote on his confirmation that had been scheduled for Thursday. Kavanaugh accepted the committee's invitation, but Ford stayed mum until Tuesday night.

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US military given more authority to launch first-strike cyberattacks

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 00:44

US military given more authority to launch first-strike cyberattacks | 18 Sept 2018 | The US military is taking a more aggressive stance against foreign government hackers who are targeting the US and is being granted more authority to launch preventative first-strike cyberstrikes, according to a summary of the Department of Defense's new Cyber Strategy. The Pentagon is referring to the new stance as "defend forward," and the strategy will allow the US military "to disrupt or halt malicious cyber activity at its source, including activity that falls below the level of armed conflict." The new military strategy, signed by Defense Secretary James Mattis, also emphasizes an intention to "build a more lethal force" of first-strike hackers.

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Kavanaugh, Ford invited to Senate Judiciary hearing; Thursday vote delayed, sources say

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 19:42

Kavanaugh, Ford invited to Senate Judiciary hearing; Thursday vote delayed, sources say | 17 Sept 2018 | The Senate Judiciary Committee invited Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford to a public hearing next week after decades-old sexual assault allegations surfaced. Multiple sources have told Fox News Thursday's committee confirmation vote has been postponed. Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said the hearing will "give these recent allegations a full airing." Kavanaugh has forcefully denied the sexual assault accusations Ford alleged took place while the two were in high school.

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Trump orders FBI documents, texts from Russia probe declassified

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 06:29

Trump orders FBI documents, texts from Russia probe declassified | 17 Sept 2018 | President Trump on Monday ordered the Justice Department to release documents and emails from four former FBI officials and one current Justice Department official as well as documents that led to the surveillance of his former aide Carter Page. "The President has directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to provide for the immediate declassification of...the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page," the White House said in a statement. Trump also ordered the release of "all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation; and all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications," it continued...

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Handwritten note containing 'direct threat' to Livermore High School found in school bathroom

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 06:20

Handwritten note containing 'direct threat' to Livermore High School found in school bathroom | 17 Sept 2018 | (Livermore, CA) Police in Livermore are investigating after a note with a direct threat to Livermore High School was found in a restroom at the school, police said Monday. Administrators from Livermore High School contacted police Monday before noon about the handwritten note. Details of the nature of the threat were not made public.

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NRC: Emergency at North Carolina nuclear plant

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 06:06

NRC: Emergency at North Carolina nuclear plant --Florence floods block personnel from reaching facility | 17 Sept 2018 | Hurricane Florence has been blamed for about two dozen deaths and still-unassessed billions of dollars in property damage across North and South Carolina, but the aftermath of the weather disaster moved up a level when the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission declared an emergency at its Brunswick nuclear plant. The government report explained there was an "unusual event due to site conditions prevent plant access." "A hazardous event has resulted in on site conditions sufficient to prohibit the plant staff from accessing the site via personal vehicles due to flooding of local roads by Tropical Storm Florence," the government report over the weekend said.
 

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Revealed: Kavanaugh's judge mother ruled against his accuser's parents in 1996 and forced their home into foreclosure

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 04:58

Revealed: Kavanaugh's judge mother ruled against his accuser's parents in 1996 and forced their home into foreclosure --Unearthed court papers spark claims the sex assault allegation 'could be a grudge' | 17 Sept 2018 | Judge Brett Kavanaugh's mother issued court rulings from her Maryland courtroom in a property foreclosure case involving the home owned by the parents of Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, court documents reveal. The case dates to 1996, years after the party where Ford claims Kavanaugh -- President Donald Trump's pick to serve on the Supreme Court -- got on top of her, groping her while covering her mouth in what she alleges was an attempted rape. Kavanaugh denies the allegation as well as being at the party in question. His mother served as a Maryland Circuit Court judge.

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Former FBI attorney Lisa Page admits the agency could NOT prove collusion between Trump and Russia before the appointment of Mueller as special counsel in bombshell testimony

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 00:00

Former FBI attorney Lisa Page admits the agency could NOT prove collusion between Trump and Russia before the appointment of Mueller as special counsel in bombshell testimony --Page made the startling claim in a closed-door hearing with lawmakers --President Trump and his Republican allies are likely to use this revelation to boost their argument the president is a victim of a witch hunt | 16 Sept 2018 | Former FBI attorney Lisa Page, in a bombshell revelation, says the agency could not prove collusion between Russia and Donald Trump's presidential campaign before Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed. Page told a closed-door joint session of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees in mid-July that investigators could not make the charge, according to a transcript of her deposition reviewed by Fox News. 'I think this represents that even as far as May 2017, we still couldn't answer the question,' Page said. In May 2017, Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as special counsel overseeing an ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Columbus link to Boston gas explosions

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 23:11

Columbus link to Boston gas explosions | 16 Sept 2018 | The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) chairman believes that to find the cause of several explosions in three towns north of Boston, they'll need to examine Columbia Gas here in Columbus, Ohio. Columbia Gas of Massachusetts owns the gas lines involved in Friday's Massachusetts blasts. Here in Columbus, Columbia Gas monitors the Massachusetts gas system... The NTSB believes a controller in Columbus was alerted about the situation before it happened. "We know there was a pressure increase indicated at the pipeline controller's console in Columbus, Ohio," said NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt.

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Washington Post: Kavanaugh accuser comes forward

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 22:26

Washington Post: Kavanaugh accuser comes forward | 16 Sept 2018 | A woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct more than 30 years ago came forward publicly Sunday, detailing her allegations about the Supreme Court nominee in an interview with The Washington Post. The paper said Christine Blasey Ford, a professor in California, reached out to the Post in July as Kavanaugh's name appeared on short lists to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, but she opted not to speak with the Post on the record for weeks. As her private outreach to California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein became public over the past week, she decided to go ahead and speak out herself, Sunday's report said.

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'Worst yet to come': 16 dead as North Carolina faces Florence flooding

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 22:21

'Worst yet to come': 16 dead as North Carolina faces Florence flooding --Rivers swell to record levels while thousands are evacuated, stranded and left without power | 16 Sept 2018 | As the death toll from Florence rose and hundreds were rescued from their flooded homes, North Carolina slid into the next stage of the disaster: catastrophic flooding. On Saturday Mitch Colvin, mayor of Fayetteville, told reporters: "The worst is yet to come." On Sunday, the death toll in North and South Carolina rose to 16; the city of Wilmington was cut off by floodwater; 15,000 people were in temporary shelters; and 760,000 North Carolinians remained without power

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Days of flooding ahead in the Carolinas as Florence leaves at least 13 dead

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 06:20

Days of flooding ahead in the Carolinas as Florence leaves at least 13 dead | 15 Sept 2018 | Tropical Storm Florence's relentless rain is flooding parts of the Carolinas and promises even more for days, officials said Saturday, a day after it landed as a hurricane and left at least 13 people dead -- including a baby. A 73-mile stretch of the highway closed Saturday because of flooding and an accident involving a tractor-trailer.Officials warned the flooding was only just starting.

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Manafort plea deal: Trump ex-campaign chief to help Mueller inquiry

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 06:03

Manafort plea deal: Trump ex-campaign chief to help Mueller inquiry | 14 Sept 2018 | Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has agreed to co-operate with an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the US election as part of a plea deal. In court on Friday, he pleaded guilty to two criminal charges in the deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The agreement avoids a second trial on money laundering and other charges. The White House insists the guilty plea has absolutely nothing to do with President Donald Trump.

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Belongings of missing associate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are found in the sea off of Norway

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 00:39

Belongings of missing associate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are found in the sea off of Norway | 12 Sept 2018 | Police have found the belongings of a missing associate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at sea in northern Norway more than three weeks after he disappeared. Arjen Kamphuis, 47, has been missing since August 20, when he left his hotel in the northern Norwegian town of Bodoe, where he had been on holiday. He had been due to fly home to Amsterdam two days later, but never made his flight. The Dutch cybersecurity expert's belongings were found by a man out fishing on Tuesday in an area to the east of Bodoe...Police and emergency crews have now begun searching the water and land in the area.

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