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World News Trump defends Jim Jordan amid allegations of sex abuse on wrestling team
Author: 0 Trump defends Jim Jordan amid allegations of sex abuse on wrestling team

NBC reported on Tuesday that three former OSU wrestlers described the alleged abuse by Strauss as common knowledge and that he assaulted as many as 2,000 student athletes from 1978-98. He also called Jordan's denials of the incidents "hurtful". The congressman said his office has no record of such outreach and he is willing to talk with investigators but had nothing scheduled as of Wednesday.

World News Supreme court vacancy sparks multimillion-dollar ad war to swing votes
Author: 0 Supreme court vacancy sparks multimillion-dollar ad war to swing votes

President Donald Trump is set to announce his pick for the Supreme Court next week. Another official also said Judge Amul Thapar remains under consideration and left open the possibility the president could always expand the list. Circuit Court of Appeals. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are the only two Republican senators who back abortion rights and hold a 51-49 majority in the Senate, meaning Trump needs all of them for his nominee to be confirmed without the tie-breaking vote of Vice ...

World News Senate panel backs findings on Russia’s role in election
Author: 0 Senate panel backs findings on Russia’s role in election

The ICA relies on public Russian leadership commentary, Russian state media reports , public examples of where Russian interests would have aligned with candidates' policy statements, and a body of intelligence reporting to support the assessment that Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for Trump.

World News 29 arrests at protest at Philadelphia ICE building
Author: 0 29 arrests at protest at Philadelphia ICE building

The administration has stopped the separation policy. That will not satisfy the critics, and legal challenges are sure to follow. It's why there's a detention facility in Tacoma, the site of protests the past few weeks. "And, by the way, they don't accept the idea of sanctuary cities ", Penn told Arroyo. "I am pleased that ICE will continue to be led by an experienced and well-respected career law enforcement officer who will be a strong advocate for the agency's workforce", she added .

World News South Korean basketball players arrive for games in North
Author: 0 South Korean basketball players arrive for games in North

US ambassador to the Philippines, Sung Kim, led a delegation Sunday to Panmunjom, the border village in the DMZ, to discuss next steps on implementation of the joint declaration signed at the June 12 summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un .

World News Mother 'sold her seven year-old son to two men'
Author: 0 Mother 'sold her seven year-old son to two men'

The investigation led them to the discovery of the two additional children, both girls, who were allegedly also going to be sold. Authorities are accusing a Texas mother of selling her seven-year-old son and trying to sell her two young daughters.

World News Areas in Atlantic presents possible tropical development
Author: 0 Areas in Atlantic presents possible tropical development

Colorado State University forecasters Philip Klotzbach and Michael Bell released their July forecast , predicting a total of 11 named tropical storms during the 2018 season - four that will likely become hurricanes. The hurricane center also is watching an area of showers and thunderstorms a few hundred miles southwest of Bermuda. A second area of disturbed weather was located between the U.S.

World News Trump calls on Congress to fix 'insane' immigration laws
Author: 0 Trump calls on Congress to fix 'insane' immigration laws

President Trump on Thursday renewed his call to overhaul the deportation system so that illegal border crossers are swiftly sent back to their home countries and not processed by the immigration courts, likening the situation to stopping an intruder "on your front lawn".

World News Global oil markets unlikely to be main issue for Putin-Trump summit
Author: 0 Global oil markets unlikely to be main issue for Putin-Trump summit

The summit is due to take place on July 16. A US congressional delegation is meeting with senior Russian officials in St. Petersburg amid preparations for a summit between the nations' presidents. Sources told CNN that while Trump has already met the Russian president, the private meeting will allow Trump to develop the relationship between the two leaders.

World News Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the US
Author: 0 Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the US

Dotcom was " extremely disappointed " by the court's stance, and, without mincing words, he dismissed it as being " in complete denial of the legislative history and intention of the Copyright Act ". Dotcom's lengthy legal battle has previously seen the District and High Courts find against him. Rothken confirmed his client was not giving up. At one point he lived in a Hong Kong hotel, before being granted permanent residency in New Zealand in 2010.

World News Woman climbs Statue of Liberty to protest Trump's immigration policies
Author: 0 Woman climbs Statue of Liberty to protest Trump's immigration policies

News helicopter footage showed two tethered New York Police Department officers using ladders to reach the woman. Police in NY were responding Wednesday afternoon to a woman climbing the Statue of Liberty. The U.S. Parks Police evacuated Liberty Island during officers' standoff with Okoumou. As a result of the crackdown, distraught children were separated from their families and, according to widely broadcast pictures, held in chain-link enclosures.

World News Trump asked aides if he could invade Venezuela previous year
Author: 0 Trump asked aides if he could invade Venezuela previous year

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is speaking out, following an earlier report from the Associated Press about a potential US invasion into the country. Maduro's son, also named Nicolas, said past year: "Mind your own business and solve your own problems, Mr Trump!" However, the U.S. president eventually failed to garner support for his plans both from the regional leaders and his own administration officials.

World News Australian archbishop sentenced to a year's detention over sex abuse cover up
Author: 0 Australian archbishop sentenced to a year's detention over sex abuse cover up

The Archbishop remains on bail until then. Bishop O'Kelly, 76, is not expected to succeed Archbishop Wilson, especially since he has already surpassed the age at which bishops customarily submit a resignation letter to the pope. Victim Peter Gogarty said Wilson's incarceration could open the floodgates around the world and empower more victims to speak up. In May, Wilson was convicted of covering up a serious indictable offence by another priest, James Fletcher , after being told about it ...

Author: 0 Trump Had to Be Convinced Not to Invade Venezuela

Trump brought up the subject of an invasion in public in August past year, saying: "We have many options for Venezuela , including a possible military option , if necessary". Venezuelans have also been fleeing to countries including Brazil, Colombia, Chile, the U.S., and Spain. It was reportedly the next day after this meeting, when Trump infamously threatened Caracas with " military option ", provoking outrage both in Venezuela and overseas.

World News Macron praises African culture in Lagos music venue
Author: 0 Macron praises African culture in Lagos music venue

The African Cultural Season 2020 in France , Macron said , will be about promoting African culture in Europe, adding that the event will be for Africa and by African artistes. He said the African Cultural Season which would provide new opportunities to youths, was being financed by the private sector in Nigeria . After this press conference, Emmanuel Macron immediately flew to Lagos, the economic and cultural capital of West Africa, where he was to attend an unusual evening of ...

World News Austria to lift immunity of Iranian held in bomb plot
Author: 0 Austria to lift immunity of Iranian held in bomb plot

The Obama administration agreed to several extremely controversial secret agreements, sometimes completely outside the view of Congress. Austria also informed Iran on Tuesday that the diplomat would be "deprived of his diplomatic status within 48 hours because of the existence of a European arrest warrant" against him, said the spokesman, Matthias Forenbacher.

World News Shark drags Aussie woman into water
Author: 0 Shark drags Aussie woman into water

Melissa Brunning was pulled into the water in northwest Australia by a nurse shark. In Australia took video of the shark attempted to drag the girl under the water that tried to feed the predator with it. She sustained cuts, a fracture, a torn ligament and a bad infection on her finger as a result of the encounter, but miraculously did not lose the digit.

World News Asia stocks on edge before tariff deadline in Sino-US trade row
Author: 0 Asia stocks on edge before tariff deadline in Sino-US trade row

The Chinese government is "fully prepared to take a package of necessary measures" to safeguard its national interests if a full-blown trade war breaks out between the world's two biggest economies, said foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang. Despite that, Yi said financial risks were under control. The report said how, in 2016, after a Chinese student was shot and killed in Arizona, the Chinese Embassy in Washington told travelers to avoid "crime scenes and tough neighborhoods".

World News UK to ban gay conversion therapy after survey reveals ‘wrong activities’
Author: 0 UK to ban gay conversion therapy after survey reveals ‘wrong activities’

While the survey is not nationally representative, the number of respondents represented around one-tenth of the country's LGBT population. The survey - deemed to be the world's largest study of its kind - also found two in three gay people avoid holding each other's hands in public, while almost a quarter found people in their workplace reacted negatively to their sexuality.

World News Two critical after 'major incident' near poison site
Author: 0 Two critical after 'major incident' near poison site

The UK hospital that treated poisoned former Russian Federation spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter is now treating two others exposed to an "unknown substance". But tests showed they had been poisoned with Novichok . Sturgess lives in a homeless shelter close to the Zizzi's restaurant in Salisbury where Russian spy Sergei Skirpal and his daughter Yulia were targeted four months ago.

World News Pompeo to travel to N Korea for talks with Kim Jong
Author: 0 Pompeo to travel to N Korea for talks with Kim Jong

Such a development is contrary to the promise made by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to President Donald Trump during their 12 June summit meeting in Singapore . "There is absolutely unequivocal evidence that they are trying to deceive the USA", one official claimed . The official was not authorized to comment publicly on the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity.

World News Climber, protesters at Statue of Liberty
Author: 0 Climber, protesters at Statue of Liberty

A woman is climbing the Statue of Liberty, police said . WPIX reported the woman removed her shirt several times, apparently in an attempt to display a message, but the message couldn't be read from video shot at the scene. ICE is a division of the Department of Homeland Security whose officers arrest and deport unauthorized immigrants, among other duties. They oppose President Donald Trump's administration and advocate ending deportations and family separations at the US-Mexico border.

World News Trump Tweet Mocked by Dictionary And J.K. Rowling
Author: 0 Trump Tweet Mocked by Dictionary And J.K. Rowling

He says in his tweet: " I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not b/c they should be capitalized! ". The tweet mysteriously disappeared shortly after it was posted, and was replaced with a almost identical message - with one glaring change.

World News Brexit: Third customs model devised ahead of cabinet talks
Author: 0 Brexit: Third customs model devised ahead of cabinet talks

Mark Rutte has urged his British counterpart Theresa May to provide more clarity on Brexit with less than nine months to go until the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. On Monday, May called on European Union leaders to show flexibility and look "seriously" at the UK's Brexit plans. May has so far shown some skill at keeping her dual negotiation with the European Union and her lawmakers on track, though the 30-year schism inside her party over Europe helped to sink the premierships ...

World News A USA comedian somehow managed to prank call Donald Trump
Author: 0 A USA comedian somehow managed to prank call Donald Trump

Melendez-as-Menendez and Trump, calling from Air Force One, discussed the president's widely reviled policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the US border and about his opportunity to select a new Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy .