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|Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA director who has criticized the White House
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders began her briefing on Wednesday by reading a statement from President Trump announcing his decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, a prominent critic of the current administration. The statement went on to list other current and former officials whose clearances would be under review.
POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 5:38 PM
|Masterpiece Cakeshop Owner Sues Colorado After Refusing To Bake Trans Woman's Cake
Months after winning a Supreme Court case over his refusal to make a wedding
POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 3:10 PM
|These Are The Chilling Stories Of Abuse Covered Up By The Catholic Church
For decades, stories about clerical sexual abuse committed by Pennsylvania
POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 9:20 PM
|Manafort jury ends first day of deliberations with questions
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended its first day of deliberations with a series of questions to the judge, including a request to "redefine" reasonable doubt.
POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 5:52 PM
|Judge threatened over granting bail for suspects in New Mexico compound case
The courthouse was locked down after a backlash against the judge's decision culminated in threats.
POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 2:06 PM
|Rising sea levels threatens coastal cities with more tsunamis, scientists warn
Tsunamis will become more common and more ferocious with global warming, scientists have warned after a study found that global sea level rises will increase the risk of coastal cities being wiped out. Smaller earthquakes that currently pose no serious tsunami threat could unleash waves capable of inundating coastal cities, researchers found in a study focusing on the city of Macau in China. Currently it is considered safe from tsunamis, despite lying within a major earthquake zone. At today's sea level, it would take a very powerful earthquake tipping past magnitude 8.8 to cause widespread tsunami flooding in Macau. But a half-metre rise in sea level - predicted to occur in the region by 2060 - could more than double the chances of a huge tsunami swamping the territory, according to the research. A three-foot sea level rise, expected by 2100, would increase the risk up to 4.7 times. The source of the earthquake danger is the Manila Trench, a massive crack in the floor of the South China Sea formed by the collision of two tectonic plates. It has generated numerous earthquakes, though none larger than magnitude 7.8 since the 1560s. A modest rise in sea levels would greatly amplify the tsunami threat from smaller earthquakes, the computer simulation study showed. Cities most prone to natural disaster Lead researcher Dr Robert Weiss, from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in the US, said: "Our research shows that sea-level rise can significantly increase the tsunami hazard, which means that smaller tsunamis in the future can have the same adverse impacts as big tsunamis would today. "The South China Sea is an excellent starting point for such a study because it is an ocean with rapid sea-level rise and also the location of many mega cities with significant worldwide consequences if impacted." The team's findings are reported in the journal Science Advances.
POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 1:00 AM
|Taiwan hotel axes Marriott contract over China naming row
The owner of a Starwood-branded hotel in Taiwan said Thursday it will terminate its contract with Marriott International, in protest over the US group caving in to Beijing pressure to list the island as part of China. Marriott was strongly criticised by Chinese authorities in January for listing Taiwan -- along with Tibet and Hong Kong -- as separate countries, all regions which Beijing claims under its authority.
POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 2:37 AM
|Heroic Father Suffers Severe Injuries While Trying to Save Son From Balcony Fall
The father and son both fell over the railing.
POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 1:39 PM
|Egypt finalizing details of long-term Hamas-Israel truce: source
Egypt is finalizing details of a long-term truce deal between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, an Egyptian security source said on Thursday, amid easing tensions on the border of the enclave where some two million Palestinians live. Cairo has brokered an interim truce that has allowed commercial goods into Gaza ahead of the Muslim Eid al-Adha feast which starts next week. "We are putting the final touches to the terms of the truce that will be signed by all sides, and we expect to announce the terms next week if Fatah helps us to do so," the source said, referring to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's mainstream party which dominates the occupied West Bank.
POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 2:16 PM
|Wisconsin flipped for Trump. Minnesota nearly did. What do their primaries predict for the midterms?
The results of Tuesday’s primaries in Minnesota and Wisconsin were the latest in a series of revealing soundings from the region — tremors on the electoral Richter scale that help delineate the underlying forces shaping American politics.
POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 6:42 PM