Facebook IDs, blocks dozens of flagged accounts before midterm elections

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Trump's border deployment could cost up to $300M
by | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Trump's border deployment could cost up to $300M

On Friday, Trump tried to walk back those comments, telling reporters that "if our soldiers", or Border Patrol or Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers "are going to be hit in the face with rocks, we're ...More..

Burning effigy of Grenfell Tower draws condemnation
by | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Burning effigy of Grenfell Tower draws condemnation

Police said five men, aged 19, 46, 55 and two 49-year-olds, had been arrested on suspicion of a public order offence after handing themselves into a police station in south London . To mock the disaster in suc...More..

10-year-old says she stomped head of baby in panic
by | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

10-year-old says she stomped head of baby in panic

The Star Tribune is not identifying the girl because her case likely will be referred to juvenile court. Officials say she accidentally dropped the baby and the infant started crying. The girl was staying w...More..

Massive search launched for 79 school children kidnapped in Cameroon
by | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Massive search launched for 79 school children kidnapped in Cameroon

But it reported that some parents said on social media that they recognized their children in the video. The government and English-speaking separatists have accused each other of orchestrating the kidnappi...More..

Russian jet flies dangerously close to Navy aircraft during Black Sea operations
by | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Russian jet flies dangerously close to Navy aircraft during Black Sea operations

It is still unclear at exactly what distance the Russian jet came to the United States reconnaissance. A Russian Su-27 fighter jet intercepted a U.S. The Su-27 wouldn't need to go all out with afterburners to...More..

Queensland fatal shark attack: Third incident in tourist spot
by | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Queensland fatal shark attack: Third incident in tourist spot

A man has been killed by a shark in the Whitsundays. The shark attack occurred while the 33-year-old man was swimming off a private boat with friends on Monday evening in Whitsundays Island region, close to t...More..

Racist robocall in Georgia targets Stacey Abrams, Oprah Winfrey
by | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Racist robocall in Georgia targets Stacey Abrams, Oprah Winfrey

A spokeswoman for Abrams lumped Kemp in with President Trump , suggesting the president created the climate for the racist calls to air. The group behind the robocall is The Road to Power , a white suprem...More..

New Zealand fisherman stumbles across toddler in the sea
by | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

New Zealand fisherman stumbles across toddler in the sea

Water Safety New Zealand chief executive Jonty Mills said Malachi's case may have ended happily but it showed the dangers children face around water. In what's being described as a " freakish miracle " a fish...More..

Search for Lion Air crash victims extended
by | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Search for Lion Air crash victims extended

Muhammad Syaugi , head of Indonesia's search and rescue agency , said: "Deepest condolences for the passing of a humanitarian hero from the Indonesian diving rescue team". Syaugi says a "low ping signal" was...More..

Trevor Noah says don’t fear Trump’s threats to birthright citizenship
by | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Trevor Noah says don’t fear Trump’s threats to birthright citizenship

Rather, in United States v. Verdugo-Urquidez , the Supreme Court held that "aliens receive constitutional protections when they have come within the territory of the United States and developed substantial co...More..

Man-eating tigress shot dead in India
by | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Man-eating tigress shot dead in India

Stating that the tigress had killed 13 people, including eight tribals, since 2016, Mungantiwar said the government had followed the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) guidelines in declaring her a ...More..

15 killed as truck hits 31-car lineup in China
by | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

15 killed as truck hits 31-car lineup in China

However, according to China's Xinhua news, the lorry driver told authorities his brakes failed as he travelled down a hill towards the toll station. The Gansu provincial authorities demanded an examination ...More..

Theresa May’s ‘secret Brexit deal’ with EU
by | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Theresa May’s ‘secret Brexit deal’ with EU

In a phone call this morning Mr Varadkar told the prime minister that Ireland could not agree to any arrangement that allowed a future United Kingdom government to walk away from a commitment to maintaini...More..

Jury selection begins for El Chapo's US trial
by | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Jury selection begins for El Chapo's US trial

He's accused of running a massive drug trafficking operation, along with money laundering, kidnapping and murder. But that could create a logistical nightmare during the trial, and there is speculation that "...More..

Newlyweds die in helicopter crash leaving their wedding
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

Newlyweds die in helicopter crash leaving their wedding

Eric Smith , a friend of the Ackerman family, posted to Facebook early Sunday morning that the couple and the helicopter pilot had died in the crash after the ceremony. "[Bailee] was full of life, beautiful, ...More..

North Korea threatens to resume nuclear development over economic sanctions
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

North Korea threatens to resume nuclear development over economic sanctions

U.S. President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12, 2018, at Singapore's Capella Hotel in what was the first meeting between a sitting U.S. North Korea's Foreign Ministry said...More..

School district chief calls costumes
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

School district chief calls costumes "insensitive and inappropri"

Photos were posted to the district's Facebook page Thursday night and later removed, but screenshots captured the images that went viral. They're finding out now that maybe they should have made other costu...More..

In wake of Khashoggi killing, Saudi rights record comes under United Nations spotlight
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

In wake of Khashoggi killing, Saudi rights record comes under United Nations spotlight

Salah and Abdullah Khashoggi , who called their father "courageous, generous and very brave", told CNN on Sunday night they endured weeks of anguish and uncertainty following his disappearance and death. Ist...More..

Trump, Obama tout clashing visions of US as midterm elections near
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

Trump, Obama tout clashing visions of US as midterm elections near

Democrats had a 9-point advantage in October's poll. The one issue they both agree on: Trump. Democrats benefit from a massive gender gap that has persisted throughout the fall (women favor Democrats 62% to 3...More..

by | Monday, November 05, 2018

Irish PM: Brexit is undermining N. Ireland's peace accord

Writing in the Sunday Times , Mr Davis said: "It was an unwise decision to accept the EU's language on dealing with the Northern Ireland border". According to the Times, the European Union has agreed to Ma...More..

1 dead after planes collide mid-air over Ottawa
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

1 dead after planes collide mid-air over Ottawa

The second plane was diverted to the Ottawa Airport and landed safely between 10:30 and 10:45. Police and paramedics are on scene. Deschamps said no one in the other plane was reported to have injuries. T...More..

Dan Crenshaw Says Pete Davidson, 'SNL' Doesn't Owe Him an Apology
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

Dan Crenshaw Says Pete Davidson, 'SNL' Doesn't Owe Him an Apology

National Republican Campaign Committee spokesman Jack Pandol suggested Davidson was bitter over his recent engagement with pop star Ariana Grande fell through and demanded an apology Sunday. John McCain ha...More..

Girl Scouts, adult killed when truck hits troop in Wisconsin
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

Girl Scouts, adult killed when truck hits troop in Wisconsin

She says Girl Scouts everywhere stand with "our sister Girl Scouts in Wisconsin to grieve and comfort one another in the wake of this bad tragedy". An adult was also killed and a fourth girl has been critic...More..

High turnout is forecast for the U.S. midterm elections
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

High turnout is forecast for the U.S. midterm elections

Luminaries from both major political parties were set to hit the campaign trail Saturday in a late push to drive up turnout for Tuesday's midterm elections in key battlegrounds that will determine control of Co...More..

Time to change clocks and batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

Time to change clocks and batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

Area fire departments are also out with a reminder that now would be a good time to check the batteries in your smoke and carbon dioxide detectors. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas. It is recomme...More..

Man arrested after hate-filled messages are found inside brooklyn synagogue
by | Sunday, November 04, 2018

Man arrested after hate-filled messages are found inside brooklyn synagogue

Sources said the police, on Thursday, 1 November, anti-Semitic inscriptions have been scrawled on the stairs and corridors of the synagogue and Union Temple , and on one of the doors was graffiti with the ...More..

Michael Cohen says Trump repeatedly used racist language before he was elected
by | Sunday, November 04, 2018

Michael Cohen says Trump repeatedly used racist language before he was elected

In January, Trump pushed back against a suggestion that the United States restore protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries - and instead said America should be bringing in more...More..

Mayor of Utah City Killed During an Attack in Afghanistan
by | Sunday, November 04, 2018

Mayor of Utah City Killed During an Attack in Afghanistan

Taylor was a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Utah in worldwide relations after receiving a Bachelor of Arts at Brigham Young in political science and a Master of Public Administration from the Unifersity...More..

Leicester City players pay respects at owner's Thai funeral
by | Sunday, November 04, 2018

Leicester City players pay respects at owner's Thai funeral

Numerous squad, including Vardy, Morgan, and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, have spoken of the huge impact the Thai billionaire had on them and the club. The bodies of his aide Kaveporn Punpare and employee Nusa...More..

Nigerian Army Defends Shooting Of Shi'ites With Trump's 'Firearm' Video
by | Sunday, November 04, 2018

Nigerian Army Defends Shooting Of Shi'ites With Trump's 'Firearm' Video

On Friday, the army's official Twitter account posted the footage of the US President with the caption " Please watch and make your deductions " after coming under criticism for killing Shiites on the outskirt ...More..

Sri Lanka Tamils push parliament to end crisis
by | Sunday, November 04, 2018

Sri Lanka Tamils push parliament to end crisis

His United National Party claims that Wickremesinghe's sacking was "unconstitutional and illegal". Rajapaksa was Sri Lanka's president from 2005 to 2015. This amendment was introduced by both Mr Sirisena ...More..

Tehran rejects Denmark's claim about thwarted assassination plot
by | Sunday, November 04, 2018

Tehran rejects Denmark's claim about thwarted assassination plot

According to PET, Danish authorities have been providing "personal protection" to the ASMLA leader in question since the spring of 2018 in response to "tangible threats" from Iran , and have been working with ...More..

Twitter deletes 10,000+ bot accounts that ‘discouraged USA midterm voting’
by | Sunday, November 04, 2018

Twitter deletes 10,000+ bot accounts that ‘discouraged USA midterm voting’

Thousands of accounts have been removed from Twitter as they were deemed to have been engaged in " attempts to share disinformation in an automated fashion ", the social media company confirmed on Friday. Russi...More..

UNICEF warns impeding aid delivery in Yemen will lead to starvation
by | Sunday, November 04, 2018

UNICEF warns impeding aid delivery in Yemen will lead to starvation

The clashes erupted just hours after the government said Thursday it was ready to restart peace talks with the Iran-backed Huthis. But the secretary-general stressed that the U.N.'s immediate priority is to s...More..