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Elizabeth Smart kidnapper Wanda Barzee released from prison today

Elizabeth Smart kidnapper Wanda Barzee released from prison today Smart said at a news conference last week that Barzee saw her as a slave during the nine months she was held by the couple and encouraged Mitchell to rape her. Smart, 30, a soon-to-be mother of three, told " CBS This Morning " on Tuesday she heard Barzee, 72, still holds onto teachings written by husband Brian David Mitchell , who held her captive for nine months when she was 14. [Full Article...]

Reporter "Bracing For His Life" Against Hurricane Florence Goes Viral

Reporter The Weather Channel responded to criticism saying that exhaustion and slippery conditions made it hard for their reporter to stand. "He moves in ways that don't look like wind is pushing him at all", one person said on Twitter . As of Saturday afternoon, the video on Twitter had been viewed more than 9.3 million times and had received more than 115,000 retweets. Weather reporters cove... [Full Article...]

Boy arrested in Australia after admitting to putting needles in strawberries

Boy arrested in Australia after admitting to putting needles in strawberries That would make the penalty on par with crimes such as child pornography and financing terrorism, he said . Attorney-General Christian Porter will introduce the new measures to Parliament tomorrow morning. Police in Queensland believe the discovery of a "thin metal object" in a supermarket strawberry basket last week was likely a copycat incident. Others fear the rising number of cases is d... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh accuser wants an investigation into sexual assault claim before testifying

Kavanaugh accuser wants an investigation into sexual assault claim before testifying Feinstein and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY were among a number of Democrats who demanded a delay in the Senate Judiciary vote to hear from Ford, including all 10 Democrats on the committee. He accused Democrats of being "lousy politicians, but good obstructionists" in their efforts to derail Kavanaugh's confirmation to a lifetime appointment on the country's highest court. [Full Article...]

Triple talaq Ordinance passed: What are the provisions?

Triple talaq Ordinance passed: What are the provisions? The triple talaq bill aims to "set aside" the centuries-old practice of instant divorce or talaq-e-biddat by men. In August 2017, the Supreme Court in a landmark verdict had held that the practice of triple talaq violates the Constitutional rights of Muslim women. [Full Article...]

North, South Korea agree to pursue joint 2032 Olympic Games bid

North, South Korea agree to pursue joint 2032 Olympic Games bid North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced on Wednesday that the countries planned to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics . Importantly, North Korea has completed development work on its large liquid propellant engines for intercontinental-range ballistic missiles. Moon said the visit was expected to take place by the end of the year. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh accuser wants Federal Bureau of Investigation probe before she will testify

Kavanaugh accuser wants Federal Bureau of Investigation probe before she will testify But Grassley told a radio interviewer on Tuesday that Ford's lack of response so far "kind of raises the question, do they want to come to the public hearing or not". "I don't think Federal Bureau of Investigation really should be involved because they don't want to be involved", Trump said. We offered her a public or a private hearing as well as staff-led interviews, whichever makes her most co... [Full Article...]

IHC suspends Avenfield verdict, orders to release Sharifs'

IHC suspends Avenfield verdict, orders to release Sharifs' Subsequently appeals were filed in Islamaba High Court to suspend the jail sentence against the Sharifs. "The trust deeds produced by the accused Maryam Nawaz were also found bogus", the judgement had noted. Earlier, during hearings, Justice Minallah had observed that the accountability court's July 6 verdict-sentencing Sharif to 10 years imprisonment, Maryam to 7 years and Safdar to 1 year and ba... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh's accuser made her move -- now Republicans have to choose

One witness the Democrats want to hear from is Kavanaugh's high school friend Mark Judge , who Ford said was in the room when she was assaulted. The FBI conducts background checks for federal nominees but the agency does not make judgments on the credibility or significance of allegations, according to a Justice Department statement Monday night. [Full Article...]

Sympathies offered to the Philippines over Typhoon Mangkhut

Sympathies offered to the Philippines over Typhoon Mangkhut In the Philippines 50 people, gold miners and their families, who were sheltering in a chapel in Benguet province are feared buried in a landslide. Dozens of residents sought shelter there during the storm despite warnings it was risky. There were no additional reports of deaths or damage. "I could feel our building swaying when the wind blew". Bus, rail and ferry services there were cancel... [Full Article...]

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Arrested for Killing 4 Women, Abducting Another

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Arrested for Killing 4 Women, Abducting Another Ortiz, a 10-year veteran of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, is being held on four counts of murder, as well as one count each of evading arrest or detention, unlawful restraint - expose to serious bodily injury, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to online jail records. [Full Article...]

Salt Bae chef in hot water after serving Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro

Salt Bae chef in hot water after serving Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro demonstrates his Salt Bae sprinkling technique during a press conference at the Miraflores Presidential Palace. General Assembly in NY, which he hasn't since 2015, to combat what he called a hate campaign directed against his socialist government from the U.S. Since then, Rubio has pushed for tougher sanctions against the Latin American country, has encour... [Full Article...]

Michael Jordan donates $2 million for Florence relief and recovery aid

Michael Jordan donates $2 million for Florence relief and recovery aid More miles of northbound Interstate 95 in SC, just south of the North Carolina line, have been closed due to flooding from Hurricane Florence , the S.C. "We reached out to try to find as many partners who are willing to sacrifice and give to this cause", Jordan said. Wilmington still remains virtually isolated from the remainder of the state due to flooding that has engulfed entire sections o... [Full Article...]

N Korea's Kim says to scrap missile sites, visit Seoul

N Korea's Kim says to scrap missile sites, visit Seoul After the two leaders signed, military top brass from two Koreas, South Korean defense minister Song Young-moo and his North Korean counterpart No Kwang-chol, also signed the agreement and exchanged the documents. Earlier this month, Kim's representatives suggested that North Korea would only take action on denuclearization if there was demonstrable "simultaneous" action on the part of the U.S.to ... [Full Article...]

Texas Board of Education votes to remove Hillary Clinton from history curriculum

Texas Board of Education votes to remove Hillary Clinton from history curriculum Eliminating Clinton will save about 30 minutes of teachers' time. Keller, an icon in the disabled community who became an activist and author despite being deaf and blind, was taught as a part of the state's third grade social studies curriculum, reported the Morning News . [Full Article...]

The Trump approach to refugees, visualized

The Trump approach to refugees, visualized For more on the impacts see here. Once the USA responded to those attacks by launching a war in Afghanistan and invading Iraq, the number of refugees from the Middle East increased dramatically. The Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy that forcibly separated families at the U.S. southern border sparked outrage among Republicans and Democrats alike. [Full Article...]

Bush stands by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid sexual misconduct allegation

Bush stands by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid sexual misconduct allegation Details of the allegations have trickled out since the committee's ranking member, Sen. Ford alleges that while at a party, Kavanaugh pushed her into a bedroom along with his former classmate Mark Judge, and attempted to remove her clothes. [Full Article...]

Ocasio-Cortez: Hurricane Maria victims blame 'government inaction'

Ocasio-Cortez: Hurricane Maria victims blame 'government inaction' The host continued by claiming that Harvard and George Washington University - the two institutions who aided in the research that found a death toll of almost 3,000 - carried out "extrapolations of the wildest form". Long gave other examples - increased heart attacks because of stress, people falling off their house trying to fix the roof or dying in auto crashes in intersections where the lights... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation before she will testify: lawyer

Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation before she will testify: lawyer He's an outstanding intellect, an outstanding judge respected by everybody, never had even a little blemish on his record. "I find her allegations worth looking into professionally", Leahy said in the interview. "And in the time I've served in the U.S. Senate, I've seen personally how important it is for women's voices to be heard", Ms. Murray said in her fundraising email. [Full Article...]

Trump meets with Poland's president at White House

Trump meets with Poland's president at White House Since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, and followed that up with military support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Poland has welcomed rotational US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation deployments to Poland and the Baltic states, and pressed for more. [Full Article...]


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