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Hours of terror in the Valley amid shooting rampage and police dragnet Hours of terror in the Valley amid shooting rampage and police dragnet
- July 27, 2019

Authorities said Zaragoza, 26, killed his father and brother and wounded his mother at an apartment complex in Canoga Park, a modest, aging neighborhood tucked into the San Fernando Valley's southwest corner. She was in stable condition, authorities confirmed. The man was listed in critical condition, police said. Police officials said they had known about Zaragoza's problems, as well. (more...)
Boris Johnson sacks David Mundell as Scottish secretary Boris Johnson sacks David Mundell as Scottish secretary
- July 27, 2019

When Boris Johnson's girlfriend Carrie Symonds joined the entourage of staff who gathered outside 10 Downing Street to watch his first speech as British Prime Minister, witnesses reported that photographers went " bananas ". Johnson will have the backing of his governing Conservative party but not the nation in his first days in office. Blackford said Johnson was "deluded" because a new deal from Brussels was "the stuff of fantasy". (more...)
Facing massive protests, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello announces his resignation Facing massive protests, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello announces his resignation
- July 27, 2019

Daniel Lopez, a businessman also in the protest, wiped tears from his eyes as people leaped into the air, beat drums, waved flags, hugged and cried, "We did it!" Addressing the protests, Rossello said, "The demands have been overwhelming and I've received them with highest degree of humility ". (more...)
Jeffrey Epstein found injured in jail cell, prison officials say Jeffrey Epstein found injured in jail cell, prison officials say
- July 27, 2019

On July 8 , Epstein was charged with one count of sexually trafficking a minor and one count of conspiracy to commit sexual trafficking. Epstein cut a deal with federal prosecutors in 2007 to avoid prosecution on similar Florida charges, eventually pleading guilty to state charges of soliciting prostitution and assigned to a work release program. (more...)
Pakistan wants to 'reset' relationship with United States, combat terror cells Pakistan wants to 'reset' relationship with United States, combat terror cells
- July 27, 2019

On 22 July, a huge row erupted in Indian parliament following Trump's Kashmir mediation claim which he made while holding a joint press conference with visiting Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan . "So, I was with Prime Minister Modi two weeks ago, and we talked about this subject". And he actually said, 'Would you like to be a mediator or arbitrator?' I said, 'Where?' He said, 'Kashmir.' Because this has been going on for many, many years. (more...)
US judge blocks Trump administration's new asylum rule US judge blocks Trump administration's new asylum rule
- July 27, 2019

Trump has struggled to stem an increase of mostly Central American families arriving at the US-Mexico border, leading to overcrowded detention facilities and dire conditions for those at the border. The White House praised Kelly's ruling as "a victory for Americans concerned about the crisis at our southern border". There are 900,000 cases pending before immigration judges, nearly half of which contain an asylum application, according to the government. (more...)
Pompeo says he would go to Iran 'if that's the call' Pompeo says he would go to Iran 'if that's the call'
- July 27, 2019

President Donald Trump has said he's open to talks with Iran, saying the U.S. is ready to negotiate while Iran says the window of diplomacy is not closed but USA first needs to come back to the nuclear deal and lift the unilateral sanctions. (more...)
UK starts escorting all vessels through Strait of Hormuz UK starts escorting all vessels through Strait of Hormuz
- July 27, 2019

The Iranian mission to the United Nations sent a letter to the UN Security Council, explaining reasons for a recent move by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) to capture a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf . military will protect American commercial vessels transiting the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, newly-installed Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced Wednesday. (more...)
US Treasury Department Announces New Venezuela-Related Sanctions US Treasury Department Announces New Venezuela-Related Sanctions
- July 27, 2019

Alex Nain Saab Moran (Saab ) has laundered hundreds of millions of dollars in corruption proceeds around the world through a network of shell companies, business partners and family members, according to the U.S. The three men, commonly known as Los Chamos - Venezuelan slang for "the kids" - are also under investigation by prosecutors in Miami for allegedly forming part of an scheme to siphon $1.2 billion from Venezuela's state-owned oil company, two people familiar with the US investigation ... (more...)
Preston rail disruption: trains to and from London delayed and cancelled Preston rail disruption: trains to and from London delayed and cancelled
- July 27, 2019

A reduced timetable in the South East came into force at midday as Network Rail implemented speed restrictions amid fears that tracks could buckle if trains travel too fast due to the sweltering heatwave. Heathrow airport also apologised after "extreme weather conditions across Europe" caused flight cancellations and delays. Passengers hoping to travel from Northamptonshire railway stations over the weekend are being warned that disruption caused by the heatwave will continue over the weekend. (more...)
Trump stands before presidential seal doctored with symbols of Russian Federation and golf Trump stands before presidential seal doctored with symbols of Russian Federation and golf
- July 27, 2019

In normal circumstances, the administration's advance team vets all imagery used in tandem with a presidential speech , but it appears that TPUSA's A/V team did all the work on Tuesday, as a White House official told CNN they "never saw the seal in question before it appeared in the video". (more...)
GOP Senator Blocks Election Security Bills After Mueller Testimony GOP Senator Blocks Election Security Bills After Mueller Testimony
- July 27, 2019

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday blocked votes on two bills created to combat election interference, accusing Democrats of pushing them for political purposes. It encouraged the Department of Homeland Security to improve its coordination with state election officials - while stating firmly that states would remain in the lead on running elections. (more...)
FBI Raid Uncovers 'Human Chop Shop' at Arizona Body Donation Center FBI Raid Uncovers 'Human Chop Shop' at Arizona Body Donation Center
- July 27, 2019

A price list included in the lawsuit indicates bodies with no heads were being sold for $2,900, torsos with a head for $2,400, legs for $1,100, a spine for $950, and feet for $450, among an array of other options. When asked if he feels like he's ever gotten closure, Harp said: "No, this is open, and I don't think I ever will". Stephen Gore , owner of Biological Resource Center, was sentenced to one year of deferred jail time and four years of probation after pleading guilty to illegal ... (more...)
More than 100 missing after migrant boat capsizes off Libyan coast More than 100 missing after migrant boat capsizes off Libyan coast
- July 27, 2019

At least 116 migrants are missing and another 132 were rescued by Libyan coast guards and local fishermen after a wooden boat capsized off the coast of Komas, a town east of the capital Tripoli. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi described the incident as the "worst Mediterranean tragedy of this year", urging European countries to restart rescue operations in the Mediterranean, which was ceased after a European Union decision. (more...)
Ukraine Seizes Russian Tanker Over Kerch Incident, Frees Crew After Moscow Pressure Ukraine Seizes Russian Tanker Over Kerch Incident, Frees Crew After Moscow Pressure
- July 27, 2019

The 10 Russians on board the the Nika Spirit , previously known as the NEYMA , were questioned by Ukraine's security service before being released. The crew of the tanker was sent home Thursday evening, the RBC news website cited the Russian Embassy in Kiev as saying. "When the detention of the Ukrainian vessels took place, the ship was owned by a company from Volgograd", the source said . (more...)
2 missing Canadians are now suspects in deaths of couple, unidentified man 2 missing Canadians are now suspects in deaths of couple, unidentified man
- July 27, 2019

Janelle Shoihet of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police now consider the two teenagers to be suspects in the murders of Fowler and Deese - as well as that of a second unidentified man whose body was found several miles away from McLeod and Schmegelsky's burning truck. (more...)
Senate Foreign Relations Committee renews efforts to block Saudi Arabia arms sales Senate Foreign Relations Committee renews efforts to block Saudi Arabia arms sales
- July 27, 2019

The head of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Eliot Engel, slammed it as a "slap in the face" to Congress and accused the Trump administration of using Iran as a "convenient excuse". Still, the outrage wasn't enough to give the chamber the two-thirds majority needed to override a veto. "In 2016, Congress overturned President Barack Obama's veto of a bill allowing families of September 11 terrorist attack victims to sue Saudi Arabia". (more...)
WNY Puerto Rican Community Reacts To Governor Resigning WNY Puerto Rican Community Reacts To Governor Resigning
- July 27, 2019

He said the real test will be what happens moving forward. The messages shed light on political corruption and cynic mismanagement of how the government handled the Hurricane Maria aftermath. "I just started to cry". Guaynabo Mayor Angel Perez Otero spoke to the governor and explained that the government's paralysis would have grave consequences for the island economy. (more...)
Four teens charged over London bus attack on lesbians Four teens charged over London bus attack on lesbians
- July 26, 2019

Speaking after the attack, Geymonat said the teens demanded the women kiss while making crude sexual gestures and throwing coins at them. They were attacked after they refused to kiss for the strangers' entertainment, they said. Geymonat, who is a doctor but was working as an air hostess at the time of the assault, continued: "The next thing I know is that Chris is in the middle of the bus fighting with them". (more...)
Trump sues House panel, NY officials to protect his state tax returns Trump sues House panel, NY officials to protect his state tax returns
- July 26, 2019

Andrew Cuomo earlier this month. The lawsuit also names New York Attorney General Letitia James and New York's tax chief, Michael Schmidt. The lawsuit echoes what has become the White House consistent argument: that the committee's pursuit of the president's tax returns , as well as most of the Democrats' investigative efforts, lack a legitimate legislative goal and thus is outside Congress's authority. (more...)