Lawyer for ex-Stanford sex attacker describes client's actions as 'outercourse'

That loophole is what inspired legislation reforming the rape statute in 2016 to include any type of non-consensual sexual assault. Originally, Turner was convicted of sexual assault of an unconscious person, sexual assault of an intoxicated pers... More..

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Pakistan election: Khan claims victory amid rigging claims
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Pakistan election: Khan claims victory amid rigging claims

Shehbaz went on to say that rigging has inflicted massive blow to Pakistan's democratic system and stated that Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has utterly failed in carrying out transparent elections. I...More..

by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Imran Khan may have early lead in Pakistan elections, unofficial results show

Pakistan has begun voting in a general election that pits cricket hero Imran Khan against the party of jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif . Khan has banked on gains in the PML-N stronghold of Punjab,...More..

GOPer Calls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘This Girl... Or Whatever She Is’
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

GOPer Calls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘This Girl... Or Whatever She Is’

Stuckey's video , which she posted to her Twitter page labelled as an " enlightening " and " hard-hitting " interview, purported to show Ocasio-Cortez lost for words, confused and unable to coherently articu...More..

Airlines cave to China's Taiwan name demand
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Airlines cave to China's Taiwan name demand

American Airlines spokeswoman Shannon Gilson said on Tuesday the firm had implemented the changes at China's request in line with other carriers. Taiwan's Foreign Ministry called Beijing's pressure camp...More..

Blast outside US embassy in China injures suspect
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Blast outside US embassy in China injures suspect

Beijing police said the suspect, a 26-year-old man from China's Inner Mongolia region , had injured his hand. Video and images posted show smoke rising from the vicinity of the embassy in the heart of th...More..

Soybeans bring appeasement to EU-US trade war
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Soybeans bring appeasement to EU-US trade war

On Wednesday, Trump and Juncker said they have agreed to work toward "zero tariffs" and "zero subsidies" on non-automotive goods. "Our sense is the dominoes can't start falling until the first one starts fall...More..

'Hundreds missing' after Laos dam collapse; agency says
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

'Hundreds missing' after Laos dam collapse; agency says

This screen grab taken on handout video footage from ABC Laos on July 24, 2018 shows various structures surrounded by floodwaters in Attapeu province after a dam collapsed the day before. The water poured int...More..

Trump refuses to answer questions about secret Cohen recording
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Trump refuses to answer questions about secret Cohen recording

Cohen is heard telling Trump he plans to set up a company to purchase the rights of the story from American Media, which publishes the National Enquirer . Giuliani contended that the recording would not harm T...More..

House Republicans File To Impeach Rod Rosenstein
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

House Republicans File To Impeach Rod Rosenstein

Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) of the House Freedom Caucus and Freedom Caucus co-founder Rep . "The DOJ has continued to hide information from Congress and repeatedly obstructed oversight-even defying multiple Co...More..

Secret Trump-Cohen tape released, but what's on it in dispute
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Secret Trump-Cohen tape released, but what's on it in dispute

Cohen and Trump on the secretly recorded tape apparently discuss a $150,000 payment to the National Enquirer so it can buy the story of Playboy model Karen MacDougal, who claimed to have an affair with Trum...More..

No new Trump-Putin talks until next year: White House
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

No new Trump-Putin talks until next year: White House

Bolton said they agreed the meeting would be "after the first of the year". During a joint news conference, Trump said his reasoning was that any compromising information would have been made public by now....More..

Trump announces an agreement with European Union on tariffs
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Trump announces an agreement with European Union on tariffs

Rand Paul (R-Ky.) referred to the aid as "welfare for farmers". But intra-party condemnation of Trump's trade policy was swift, particularly from Republicans from Midwest and Southern states where the farmi...More..

Xi calls on China, South Africa to continue striving for closer ties
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Xi calls on China, South Africa to continue striving for closer ties

Speaking from the Union Buildings offices in Pretoria, where the loan agreement was signed, Eskom chief executive Phakamani Hadebe said the loan was part of Eskom's funding requirements for the financial year, ...More..

White House: Nothing Malicious In Trump-Putin Omission
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

White House: Nothing Malicious In Trump-Putin Omission

This Democrat excuse for losing the '16 Election never ends!,' the president wrote on Twitter last week. Based on the fact that no President has been tougher on Russian Federation than me, they will be pushing ...More..

Jonas Brothers SUPPORT Demi Lovato With Emotional Messages After Overdose
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Jonas Brothers SUPPORT Demi Lovato With Emotional Messages After Overdose

Reports suggest the singer, who was sober for six years before falling off the wagon, had overdosed on heroin, but the 25-year-old's representative has released a statement claiming some of the information ...More..

Japan heat wave pushes temperature to record high 41.1°C
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Japan heat wave pushes temperature to record high 41.1°C

At least 40 people have been killed and thousands taken to hospital as temperatures reached a record 41.1C (106F) by the Japan Meteorological Agency today. Tokyo's governor, Yuriko Koike, said the recent he...More..

Russians Have Something on Trump, Half of U.S. Voters Say
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Russians Have Something on Trump, Half of U.S. Voters Say

Frighteningly, Trump could even say that those midterm elections were not valid because of Russian meddling. The US President backed up his eyebrow-raising statement by insisting "no President has been toug...More..

Secret Trump-Cohen tape revealed
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Secret Trump-Cohen tape revealed

So sad! Is this a first, never heard of it before? "I need to open up a company for the transfer of all of that info regarding our friend David", Cohen is heard saying on the tape-which CNN points out is li...More..

Putin Not Welcome In Congress If He Visits Washington, Leaders Say
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Putin Not Welcome In Congress If He Visits Washington, Leaders Say

It could be some other power, not just Russian Federation. The 89 percent of Republicans who hold this view is the largest percentage agreeing with Trump in the poll. I think we've all been foolish". "The presi...More..

CNN obtains secret Trump-Cohen tape
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

CNN obtains secret Trump-Cohen tape

In a weekend tweet , Trump called Cohen's practice of recording conversations "totally unheard of & perhaps illegal". "The President says he never had a relationship with McDougal". The recording was among the...More..

Trump re-election flags may get burned by his tariffs — Made in China
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Trump re-election flags may get burned by his tariffs — Made in China

In a tweet , the USA president suggested that it was the European Union that stood in the way of free trade, and that his tough talk was forcing Brussels to the negotiating table. These new export markets wi...More..

'Stay out of sun' warning angers tourism bosses
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

'Stay out of sun' warning angers tourism bosses

A level three amber heatwave action warning is issued by the Met Office when the threshold temperatures for one of more regions have been reached for one day and the following night, and the forecast for th...More..

Pizzeria Employee Detained by ICE Finds No Reprieve After Nearly Two Months
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Pizzeria Employee Detained by ICE Finds No Reprieve After Nearly Two Months

Attorney Joseph Cordaro defend the government's actions. This started yesterday with a press conference at City Hall, where Villavicencio's wife Sandra Chica and daughters pleaded for his return. We hope th...More..

Trump claims 'illegal' spying after warrant papers unveiled
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Trump claims 'illegal' spying after warrant papers unveiled

During an interview on Fox News, host Laura Ingraham referred to a section in a Lawfare blog post by David Kris - focusing on the role the infamous Trump dossier written by ex-British spy Christopher Steele ...More..

Macron aide faces charges over beating allegations
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Macron aide faces charges over beating allegations

Mr Benalla was charged with assault, carrying an illegal weapon, interfering with public officials carrying out their duties, wearing police insignia without permission and illegally obtaining official CCTV sur...More..

Charges filed against MacArthur BART station stabbing suspect
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Charges filed against MacArthur BART station stabbing suspect

John Cowell was accused of killing Nia Wilson on a train at the Bay Area Rapid Transit's MacArthur Station in Oakland on Sunday night. Surveillance video on the train and at the station's platform showed...More..

Tape of Trump discussing hush money for alleged affair released
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Tape of Trump discussing hush money for alleged affair released

With any other president, what we heard would probably be a big deal, but when heard through the filter of the bizarre-world Trump presidency, it sure seems, at least on its own, like a big nothing-burger. McDo...More..

Trump 'secretly recorded discussing payment to Playboy model'
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Trump 'secretly recorded discussing payment to Playboy model'

The New York Times has reported that at least one tape was seized, and on it, Cohen and Trump are heard discussing payments to Playboy model Karen McDougal , who claims to have had an affair with Mr. Cohen...More..

Paul Ryan: Trump's security clearance threats amount to 'trolling'
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Paul Ryan: Trump's security clearance threats amount to 'trolling'

Wittes added that Comey "declined a temporary clearance from the (Inspector General) to read the classified annex to the IG's recent report". While standing next to Putin, Trump had openly questioned his own in...More..

May takes personal charge of UK's Brexit negotiations
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

May takes personal charge of UK's Brexit negotiations

Speaking during a visit to Berlin, Germany, the Cabinet minister appealed directly to German leaders, warning them of the dangers of the United Kingdom and European Union stumbling into a no deal situation. In ...More..

Greek wildfire kills at least 20 near Athens, residents flee homes
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Greek wildfire kills at least 20 near Athens, residents flee homes

Burned-out cars were scattered outside gated compounds where three- and four-storey buildings bore signs of fire damage. Anastasiya Pontikas, 32, told CNN that she returned from the supermarket on Monday to f...More..

Volunteers searching for missing University of Iowa student
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Volunteers searching for missing University of Iowa student

On Wednesday, July 18 around 10 p.m., Mollie Tibbetts sent her boyfriend a goodnight Snapchat message-and has not been heard from since. She was reported missing after going for an evening jog. "Everything'...More..

Donald Trump says Russian Federation will ‘push hard’ for Democrats during November elections
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Donald Trump says Russian Federation will ‘push hard’ for Democrats during November elections

A day later, Trump was forced to attempt to walk back a comment in which he said "I don't see any reason why it would be" Russian Federation that had hacked the election. "They did it the last time". Trum...More..

Trump Tells VFW Convention North Korea to Return US Remains Soon
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Trump Tells VFW Convention North Korea to Return US Remains Soon

The 38 North think tank said images showed work at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station to dismantle a building that is used to build space-launch vehicles and a nearby rocket engine test stand used to...More..