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World News Billionaire, two-time presidential candidate Ross Perot dies at 89
Author: 0 Billionaire, two-time presidential candidate Ross Perot dies at 89

He even reportedly embraced conspiracy theories at times and had allegedly forced his employees to take lie detector tests. During a presidential debate in the 1992 race opposite George H.W. In Texas, Perot led commissions on education reform and crime. He was awarded with many honorary degrees for his business success and patriotism, according to reports.

World News Metal drinking straw impales United Kingdom woman’s brain, killing her
Author: 0 Metal drinking straw impales United Kingdom woman’s brain, killing her

Mandy said the emergency operator told her to turn her wife over, which is when she noticed the 10-inch metal straw had impaled Struthers-Gardner through the eye and eyelid. Following a reduction in her high levels of fentanyl pain medication, she had become alcohol dependent. On the day she died, there was no booze in her system.

World News Washington hit by torrential rain, flash flooding and stranding drivers
Author: 0 Washington hit by torrential rain, flash flooding and stranding drivers

In all, the airport was slammed with about 3.4 inches of rain in a two-hour span, while roughly 6.3 inches fell on Frederick, Maryland, and about 4.5 inches in Arlington, Virginia. Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. It is hard to predict exactly when the rains will come, but National Weather service meteorologists say the peak hours are likely in the afternoon and evening.

World News US says Iran's moves are 'nuclear extortion'
Author: 0 US says Iran's moves are 'nuclear extortion'

The Iranian spokesman, however, said no new negotiations have been proposed regarding the USA return to the nuclear deal during French President Emmanuel Macron's talks with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani . At Wednesday's UN International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) board meeting, the United States sought to pressure Iran over breaches of the 2015 international nuclear deal, accusing it of extortion and pledging to continue sanctions while still offering to hold talks.

World News Boeing reports no new orders for 737 Max amid grounding
Author: 0 Boeing reports no new orders for 737 Max amid grounding

The Max has been grounded since March. Boeing, which has halted deliveries of the top-selling plane since mid-March, reported 239 commercial plane deliveries in 2019 through the year's midpoint, down 37 percent from the year-ago period. While customer payments have slowed, Boeing is still building 737s at a 42-jet monthly clip and stockpiling completed airplanes around the Seattle area and as far afield as San Antonio, Texas.

World News Merkel spotted shaking for third time in less than a month
Author: 0 Merkel spotted shaking for third time in less than a month

The 64-year-old's work ethic and stamina during late-night negotiations has become the stuff of legend since she became chancellor in 2005. The first, in mid-June, was during a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky but Merkel's team assured those concerned that she was just dehydrated and had recovered after drinking a glass of water.

World News Court Sides With Amgen, Drug Makers to Block TV Ad Rule
Author: 0 Court Sides With Amgen, Drug Makers to Block TV Ad Rule

Mehta said he wasn't questioning the agency's motives in adopting the rule, which could well be effective in halting the rising price of prescription drugs. Lowering drug prices has been a central focus for Trump, as well as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. The suit also claimed the order violated their First Amendment rights to freedom of speech, but Mehta's ruling didn't address that argument.

World News NY clears way for release of Trump's state tax returns
Author: 0 NY clears way for release of Trump's state tax returns

The bill was signed into law on Monday, and would allow NY officials to release the tax returns of public officials, if the records were requested by "congressional tax-related committees" citing "specified and legitimate legislative purpose" for the files.

World News Barr: Mueller's Hill testimony will be 'public spectacle'
Author: 0 Barr: Mueller's Hill testimony will be 'public spectacle'

The officials also include former national security advisor Mike Flynn, former White House chief of staff John Kelly , former deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein , and former White House deputy chief of staff Rick Dearborn. The House Judiciary Committee will vote this week to authorize a blitz of new subpoenas over President Donald Trump's efforts to thwart Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation .

World News Trade War: US, China Negotiators Resume Talks
Author: 0 Trade War: US, China Negotiators Resume Talks

The threat was suspended after a late June meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, in which they agreed to resume negotiations. The US government says American and Chinese trade officials have spoken on the phone, marking the first step in restarting their bilateral trade talks.

World News Eco tax: France to impose green tax on plane tickets
Author: 0 Eco tax: France to impose green tax on plane tickets

Air France said the new tax would significantly hurt its competitiveness and represent an additional cost of over 60 million euros per year. The amount of the tax will depend on the type of ticket being bought. "We have chose to put in place an eco-tax on all flights from France ", Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne told a news conference, adding that proceeds would be used to finance daily transport in France , notably local trains.

World News ICE Used Facial Recognition Technology To Search Multiple State Driver's License Databases
Author: 0 ICE Used Facial Recognition Technology To Search Multiple State Driver's License Databases

House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings told the Post in a statement that law enforcement's access to state databases is "often done in the shadows with no consent". Undocumented immigrants can get driver's licenses in a dozen states and Washington, D.C. after providing proof of in-state residency or another form of of documentation, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures .

World News UK Relations: Diplomatic row between United States and UK escalates
Author: 0 UK Relations: Diplomatic row between United States and UK escalates

Back in London , May's government repeatedly said it stood by Darroch and decried the motives of the unidentified leaker. A Downing Street spokesman said, "We have made clear to the USA how unfortunate this leak is". They say he will have to be moved quickly with another diplomat slotted in to make sure no lasting damage is done to British-American relations. The tiff with Trump also put pressure on Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt , the two men vying to succeed May as Conservative leader ...

World News Tom Steyer, Billionaire Environmental Activist, Is Latest To Run Against Trump
Author: 0 Tom Steyer, Billionaire Environmental Activist, Is Latest To Run Against Trump

Sens. Elizabeth Warren of MA and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who are competing for the support of liberal voters in the Democratic presidential primary, decried the influence of billionaires in the 2020 race. "After a false start, left-wing extremist Tom Steyer has finally formalized his self-promotion tour under the guise of a presidential campaign", Republican National Committee spokesman Steve Guest said Tuesday.

World News UAE Says Reducing Troops In War-Torn Yemen, Moving To
Author: 0 UAE Says Reducing Troops In War-Torn Yemen, Moving To "Peace Plan"

In recent days, the American press had published leaks regarding a UAE troop withdrawal from Yemen, specifically in the port area of Hudaydah on the Red Sea, where Houthis and loyalists have been fighting for control for months. He did not elaborate on whether the downed drone had been used in the attack on Abha Airport. "Patriots, Thaad system. But you know again, I think mostly, we are also protected through what I would say is continuous diplomacy", the Emirati official said before adding ...

World News Ross Perot: Billionaire former independent presidential challenger dies aged 89
Author: 0 Ross Perot: Billionaire former independent presidential challenger dies aged 89

Dallas Morning News broke the story by describing how Perot has been battling leukemia since February and almost died earlier in the year from a secondary infection. Then, again on "Larry King", Perot announced he was going to drop out based on some conspiracy theory that a Bush ally at the Central Intelligence Agency was going to doctor some photos ahead of the wedding of Perot's daughter.

World News US hedge fund billionaire charged with sex trafficking minors
Author: 0 US hedge fund billionaire charged with sex trafficking minors

Clinton spokesman Angel Ureña said the former president "knows nothing about the bad crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in NY". "One just kept repeating that she was so happy he was finally off the streets", Edwards said. He said investigators would not be able to force him to testify even though his comments could add to the "cumulative" evidence against Epstein, who was in court in NY this week.

World News Indonesia issues tsunami warning after Molucca Sea quake
Author: 0 Indonesia issues tsunami warning after Molucca Sea quake

There were no reports on Monday of major damage in Indonesia from a weekend natural disaster of magnitude 6.9 off the northeastern coast of the island of Sulawesi, and authorities lifted a tsunami warning. An official from Indonesia's geophysics agency, Ot Oral Sem Wilar, said he felt the tremor strongly from where he was holidaying in North Sulawesi.

World News Intra-Afghan peace talks begin in Doha
Author: 0 Intra-Afghan peace talks begin in Doha

About 60 Afghan delegates are expected to attend Sunday's so-called intra-Afghan dialogue, including political figures, women and various Afghan stakeholders. A Taliban vehicle bomb in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 12 people and wounded scores more Sunday, officials said, in a massive blast that came amid ongoing peace talks in Qatar.

World News Critics say Jeremy Corbyn's new Brexit position is more fence sitting
Author: 0 Critics say Jeremy Corbyn's new Brexit position is more fence sitting

Britain's main opposition Labour Party has said it could support a second Brexit referendum as the European Union opened the door to postponing the country's exit from the bloc beyond the 29 March deadline. "Whoever becomes the new prime minister should have the confidence to put their deal, or no-deal, back to the people in a public vote". He renewed his call for a general election in his statement.

World News Couple sues IVF clinic for allegedly implanting wrong embryos
Author: 0 Couple sues IVF clinic for allegedly implanting wrong embryos

According to the suit, the twins, who themselves weren't related to each other, were then each given to their biological parents. The couple, identified only as A.P. During the pregnancy, they were also told the babies were "formed using both of their genetic material". 'Subsequently, the testing revealed that Baby A was genetically matched to Couple A and Baby B was genetically matched to Couple B, ' the lawsuit states, 'As a result, Plaintiffs were required to relinquish custody of Baby ...

World News Ross Perot, The Tiny Man With A Big Heart, Dead At 89
Author: 0 Ross Perot, The Tiny Man With A Big Heart, Dead At 89

Meyerson, the former EDS and Perot Systems president and CEO said . Ross Perot , a billionaire businessman and presidential candidate who made his fortune in the electronics and computer services industry, died on Tuesday after a five-month battle with leukemia, reports the Dallas News.

World News British Ambassador 'a Very Stupid Guy'
Author: 0 British Ambassador 'a Very Stupid Guy'

However, outgoing UK Prime Minister Theresa May assured that she has " full faith " in Ambassador Darroch. The tweets, together with a similar barrage on Monday, will serve to ratchet up pressure on Britain's government over Darroch, who also has been accused by some Brexit-backing United Kingdom politicians of lacking enthusiasm for Britain's departure from the European Union.

World News Night before Trump's inauguration was ‘very emotional': Michelle Obama
Author: 0 Night before Trump's inauguration was ‘very emotional': Michelle Obama

Still, the woman who was never proud of her country until her own husband was elected painted the entire inauguration crowd in 2017 with a broad brush. It's early and things will exchange. "So you've got tears and I'm pushing people out a freight elevator and my kids are crying". The general election is so important and we have to get behind whoever comes out of that primary, so we're watching everyone, we're supporting everyone, we're giving advice to whoever seeks it.

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