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Amy Coney Barrett: 5 things to know about the Supreme Court nominee
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 17:33:49 -0400

Amy Coney Barrett: 5 things to know about the Supreme Court nomineePresident Trump announced Saturday that he is nominating Amy Coney Barrett, a respected jurist and conservative darling, to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.


An Irish tourist in Rome defaced the Colosseum by carving his initials into the walls of the ancient structure, according to a report
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 10:34:08 -0400

An Irish tourist in Rome defaced the Colosseum by carving his initials into the walls of the ancient structure, according to a reportThe tourist was reported by security guards on Monday for defacing the inside of the historic site using a metal point, CNN reported.


NASA astronaut says voting is 'critical' to democracy so she plans to cast an absentee ballot from space
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 11:42:39 -0400

NASA astronaut says voting is 'critical' to democracy so she plans to cast an absentee ballot from space"It's really important for everybody to vote, and if we can do it from space, then I believe folks can do it from the ground too," Kate Rubins told AP.


Fast-moving wildfire in Northern California's wine country prompts evacuations
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 23:43:00 -0400

Fast-moving wildfire in Northern California's wine country prompts evacuationsThe Glass Fire, which ignited Sunday morning, was burning near Calistoga and St. Helena in Northern California's Napa Valley


Proud Boys Portland rally: Fred Perry tells right-wing group to stop wearing its iconic T-shirts
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 09:26:42 -0400

Proud Boys Portland rally: Fred Perry tells right-wing group to stop wearing its iconic T-shirtsProud Boys says rally is ‘free speech event’


Seattle officer on leave after video shows cop rolling bicycle over protester's head
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 21:23:44 -0400

Seattle officer on leave after video shows cop rolling bicycle over protester's headA livestream shows an officer rolling a bike over the head or neck of a person lying in the street amid a protest in Seattle.


Ukraine plane crash death toll rises to 26, with 1 survivor
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 06:32:13 -0400

Ukraine plane crash death toll rises to 26, with 1 survivorSearchers combing the area where a Ukrainian military aircraft crashed found two more bodies on Saturday, bringing the death toll to 26. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy declared Saturday to be a day of mourning for the crash victims and ordered that flights of An-26 planes be halted pending investigation of the crash cause. Zelenskiy, who visited the crash area on Saturday, called for a full assessment of the condition of the country’s military equipment and said he wanted an official report on the crash by Oct. 25.


Two People Injured After Driver Speeds Into Southern California Protest
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 11:16:15 -0400

Two People Injured After Driver Speeds Into Southern California ProtestA man and a woman suffered "major injuries" after the car struck them and were transported to the hospital, but are expected to survive


Army Leaders Want to Keep Pace with Diversity in Changing US Population
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 10:44:29 -0400

Army Leaders Want to Keep Pace with Diversity in Changing US PopulationThe plan promotes diversity through 2025 in an attempt to adapt to the country's shifting demographics.


Democrat says Republican ad claiming he protects pedophiles is aimed at QAnon followers
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 20:33:11 -0400

Democrat says Republican ad claiming he protects pedophiles is aimed at QAnon followersRep. Tom Malinowski, locked in a tight reelection race, says an attack ad meant to appeal to QAnon sympathizers has been unleashed on him by Republicans.


Kyle Rittenhouse's mom reportedly received a 'standing ovation' from the crowd at a Republican event in Wisconsin
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 14:09:28 -0400

Kyle Rittenhouse's mom reportedly received a 'standing ovation' from the crowd at a Republican event in WisconsinKyle Rittenhouse faces multiple felony charges, including homicide, after shooting three people at a Jacob Blake demonstration in Kenosha, Wisconsin.


Op-Ed: Democrats can't stop Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation. They can show how she would take away our rights
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 13:24:45 -0400

Op-Ed: Democrats can't stop Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation. They can show how she would take away our rightsThe Democrats have no way to stop Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation. But they should use the hearings to show how she would take away rights.


Tucker Carlson says 'every story' about Jacob Blake and George Floyd is a lie, the same day a federal judge wrote that viewers don't take Carlson's statements seriously
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 23:05:33 -0400

Tucker Carlson says 'every story' about Jacob Blake and George Floyd is a lie, the same day a federal judge wrote that viewers don't take Carlson's statements seriouslyCarlson's allegations of dishonesty came after Fox News argued in court that he's prone to hyperbole, exaggeration, and "loose, figurative" language.


Yitzhak Rabin memorial: AOC pulls out of event honouring former Israeli leader
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 09:16:24 -0400

Yitzhak Rabin memorial: AOC pulls out of event honouring former Israeli leaderMemorial due to take place next month


'Lawful but awful': US self-defense laws questioned after Breonna Taylor’s death
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 15:23:05 -0400

'Lawful but awful': US self-defense laws questioned after Breonna Taylor’s deathThe U.S. legal system evolved to protect police and civilians alike who accidentally kill or injure innocent bystanders in the course of self-defense.


American faces two years in prison for posting unflattering TripAdvisor review of Thailand island resort
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 09:14:02 -0400

American faces two years in prison for posting unflattering TripAdvisor review of Thailand island resortAn American could face up to two years in prison after leaving a negative review for a hotel in Thailand on TripAdvisor. The Sea View Resort on Koh Chang island claims Wesley Barnes launched a barrage of complaints against them after his stay, forcing them to take legal action. "The Sea View Resort owner filed a complaint that the defendant had posted unfair reviews on his hotel on the Tripadvisor website," Colonel Thanapon Taemsara of Koh Chang police told AFP. Mr Barnes is accused of causing "damage to the reputation of the hotel", as well as arguing with them during his stay about a corkage fee for alcohol brought to the hotel. He was arrested by immigration police and returned to Koh Chang for a brief detention, but is now out on bail. Mr Barnes, who works in Thailand, had penned multiple reviews on different sites over the past few weeks, the hotel alleges. In one posted in July, he claimed to have encountered "unfriendly staff" who "act like they don't want anyone here". Another post, which accused the hotel of “modern day slavery”, was removed by TripAdvisor for violating its guidelines. The Sea View Hotel said they only took legal action to discourage further reviews from being posted, and had attempted to contact Mr Barnes beforehand. "We chose to file a complaint to serve as a deterrent, as we understood he may continue to write negative reviews week after week for the foreseeable future," the hotel said. Thailand has notorious anti-defamation laws that have faced condemnation from human rights organisations in the past. They argue the laws can be used to stifle free expression. If found guilty for defamation, offenders can face two years imprisonment and a 200,000 baht (£4,965) fine. In December 2019, a Thai journalist was handed a two year sentence for libelling a chicken farm on Twitter. Suchanee Cloitre was convicted for a post she made about a legal dispute over working conditions at the Thammakaset farm. “I’m shocked and did not think the sentence would be so harsh,” Ms Suchanee told Reuters after the sentencing.


As U.S., China squabble at U.N., a plea - and warning - from one of world's smallest states
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 16:05:53 -0400

As U.S., China squabble at U.N., a plea - and warning - from one of world's smallest statesAs China and the United States feuded at the United Nations this week over COVID-19 and climate, one of the world's smallest states pleaded for detente. "Micronesia asks our American and Chinese friends to reinforce their cooperation and friendship with each other ... to achieve what is best for our global community," the Federated States of Micronesia President David Panuelo told the U.N. General Assembly in a video address.


Pelosi expresses hope that deal can be made with White House on COVID-19 relief
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 16:30:20 -0400

Pelosi expresses hope that deal can be made with White House on COVID-19 reliefHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday that she thinks an agreement can be reached with the White House on a coronavirus relief package and that talks were continuing.


Fighting erupts between Armenia, Azerbaijan; 18 killed
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 03:25:21 -0400

Fighting erupts between Armenia, Azerbaijan; 18 killedFighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces has erupted again over the disputed separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh and the territory’s defense ministry said 16 soldiers and two civilians have been killed and more than 100 others wounded. Azerbaijan’s president, meanwhile, says his military has suffered losses, but gave no details. Armenia also claimed that four Azerbaijani helicopters were shot down and 33 Azerbaijani tanks and fighting vehicles were hit by artillery.


Texas man charged with capital murder in deaths of Houston friends missing since 2016
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 14:50:00 -0400

Texas man charged with capital murder in deaths of Houston friends missing since 2016Harvey Lester Cyphers, 53, of Austin, Texas, was arrested and charged with capital murder in the 2016 deaths of friends Sidney Taylor and Krislyn Gibson, both 35, who were visiting Houston for the 2016 Urban Music Festival. They were last seen alive on April 2, 2016. Cyphers was taken to the Travis County Jail where his bond was set at $1.5 million. The U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and the Austin Police Department are investigating.



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