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Times Square street shut down after bees swarm hot dog stand

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The bees then abandoned the umbrella, buzzed around the area for a while, and returned to their perch. "We like to keep the families together". "Literally, the craziest thing I've seen", said bystander Diego Mendez from New Jersey. Simone, a tourist from London who did not offer her last name, said, "It's a bit scary". It took the man about 20 minutes to vacuum up the bees. "It's scary. Read More »

White House flag no longer at half-staff after McCain's death

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But unfortunately, after years of sacrifice and service to his country, McCain did not get his proper due from the highest office in the United States of America, sitting President Donald Trump . President Obama, who saw Sens. But the President has the authority to order a longer period of mourning. "Mr. President, just this year, you released presidential proclamations noting the deaths of Barbara Bush and Billy Graham". Read More »

Don McGahn Stepping Down as White House Lawyer

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According to people familiar with the matter who spoke to the Post, McGahn was not angered by Trump's tweeted , but rather saw it as the exact way he'd expect the Twitter President to behave. Shannen Coffin, who was a lawyer in Vice President Dick Cheney's office during the George W. Bush Administration, said Flood would "shine" as White House counsel. Read More »

Trump warns of violence if Republicans lose midterms

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In audio obtained by NBC News , Trump warned Democrats "will overturn everything that we've done, and they'll do it quickly and violently , and violently". Cliff Young, president of pollsters Ipsos Public Affairs, said signs pointed towards Democrats taking back the House of Representatives in November but acknowledged it would be an uphill task for them to do the same in the Senate. Read More »

26 children killed by Saudi-led coalition strikes in Yemen, says UN

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The Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen failed to redress civilian victims and conduct credible investigations into alleged war crimes committed there, an worldwide rights group said on Friday. "Governments selling arms to Saudi Arabia should recognise that the coalition's sham investigations do not protect them from being complicit in serious violations in Yemen ". Read More »

Sen. John McCain Dies at 81

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McCain's family announced the Arizona senator had passed away just one day after he made a decision to end treatment in his long and brutal battle against glioblastoma, an aggressive, cancerous brain tumor that required multiple surgeries and rounds of chemotherapy. Read More »

Suspect in 1998 murder of Dutch boy arrested after mass DNA testing

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The body of the youngster, who had been sexually assaulted before he was killed, was found on August 11, 1998 in woodland a few kilometres from the youth camp in Limburg province where he had been reported missing the previous day. In a picture shared by Spanish police, Brech appears face down on a dirt road with his hands handcuffed behind his back as police stand over him. "We hope, especially for the family, to finally get answers on what happened twenty years ago". Read More »

Suspect in Jacksonville shooting had been hospitalized for mental illness

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Shooting victims screamed in agony. The sound of gunfire could be heard during a livestream of the gaming event before it was abruptly cut off. A witness told Fox News that the shooter "was a gamer, for sure", and said there were "multiple guys who were upset" at being knocked out of the competition, a regional qualifying tournament for the national Madden NFL Championship. Read More »

Jeff Sessions hits back at Trump criticism

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Trump offered this assessment of Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the Justice Department's special counsel probe of Russian election meddling due to contacts with a senior Russian diplomat while still a senator who was advising the Trump campaign: "What kind of man is this?" "The Dems are very strong in the Justice Department", he said . Read More »

Julie Bishop resigns as Foreign Minister

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Australia's 30th Prime Minister unveiled his new team overnight, which included MchPherson's Karen Andrews, Fadden's Stuart Robert, Wright's Scott Buchholz and Moncrieff's Steven Ciobo. Nationals MP Keith Pitt resigned as assistant minister to the Deputy Prime Minister giving his thanks to the Coalition's leadership "for the opportunities I have been provided". Read More »

North Korea visit: Trump calls off Pompeo's trip

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North Korea's state newspaper Rodong Sinmun has accused the USA of " double-dealing " after an announced visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was canceled on the orders of President Trump on Friday. North Korea, meanwhile, accused Washington of "double-dealing" for reportedly conducting a drill in Japan that was reportedly a rehearsal for an invasion of the North in case diplomacy failed. Read More »

Vatican led cover-up over shamed cardinal, claims archbishop

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He said the letter "speaks for itself". I read it and I will say sincerely that I must say this, to you (the reporter) and all of you who are interested: "read the document carefully and judge it for yourselves", he said. In a July 29 statement, Cardinal Wuerl said: "When the first claim against Archbishop McCarrick was filed in the Archdiocese of NY, the Archdiocese of Washington reviewed its own files and found no complaints of any kind made against Archbishop McCarrick". Read More »

Flake says Senate does not want Trump to fire Sessions

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A Cincinnati newspaper is making unwanted headlines after being mistaken for the National Enquirer , the supermarket tabloid whose safe is said to be holding damaging stories about President Trump . But in his plea deal , Cohen explicitly says he did so at Trump's direction with the intention of influencing the 2016 election. Stone is believed to be the Trump-connected person Russian military intelligence officers contacted in August 2016 with an offer of campaign help. Read More »

6 children, 2 adults killed in Chicago apartment fire

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A firefighter was hospitalized for overexertion and is in good condition. The cause of the fire, which was put out by 5:10 a.m., was still being investigated. The apartment reportedly had no smoke detectors. "She had just gotten home from work", the fire chief said. Autopsies were conducted on the remains of all the victims but the office said it would not release the cause and manner of death until the fire department determines completes its investigation. Read More »

Iran to open lawsuit against USA sanctions at ICJ

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Air France will stop flights from Paris to Tehran from September 18 because of "the line's weak performance", an airline spokesman said. Tehran has called on the United Nations court to order the immediate lifting of the sanctions , and demanded compensation for damages incurred in their wake. Read More »

Thousands of Rohingya Demand Justice a Year After Violence

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The U.S. has sanctioned two army brigades and several commanders who oversaw the expulsion, in which thousands are estimated to have died. At a mass prayer rally, one speaker repeatedly shouted: "Who are we?" to which the crowd responded in chorus: "Rohingya, Rohingya". Read More »

Schedule Announced for Events Remembering John McCain

Mr McCain , a senator from Arizona, announced he had gioblastoma condition in July 2017, leading many to fear that he would not be around for much longer. 15, 2008. "I felt compelled to come out here and bring some flowers", said Robert Gibb, an American in Hanoi who placed a bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums at the foot of the monument after hearing the news of McCain's death on Sunday morning. Read More »

NAFTA talks in ‘final hours’ Mexican Economy Minister says

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Trump says on Twitter that the U.S. -Mexico relationship "is getting closer by the hour" and he says a trade deal "could be happening soon!" The Mexican peso rose almost 1% on Friday after reports that the USA and Mexico were nearing a preliminary breakthrough on NAFTA, which would bring the two countries and Canada closer to resolving back-and-forth trade negotiations that have dragged on for more than a year. Read More »

Florida gunman was e-sports player who had lost tournament

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The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office confirmed a mass shooting to the paper but did not reveal any reported injuries or fatalities. Events streamed online allow hundreds of millions of fans around the world to watch video game teams and players just as they would go to a stadium or arena and view a beloved local sports club. Read More »

Austerity: Imran Khan's cabinet bans first-class air travel by President, PM, CJP

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Another important decision taken by the cabinet was formation of task forces for upgrading katchchi abadis (shanty settlements) across the country and launching tree plantation in main cities. When asked if the army chief also fell in this category, Chaudhry said the army chief was never allowed the first class and he used to travel in the business class. Read More »

Trump Organization finance chief 'gets immunity' in Cohen probe

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Mr. Weisselberg has worked for the Trump family for more than four decades, including as treasurer for the Donald J. Trump Foundation. Cohen - who arranged hush-money payments shortly before the November 2016 USA presidential election to at least two women who said they had had sex with Trump - pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign finance violations and other charges. Read More »

'Multiple fatalities' in Florida shooting

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The Jacksonville , Florida , Sheriff's office has advised people to stay away from a downtown shopping mall because of an active shooting situation. Call 911 so they can get to you. " The latest line we're getting from the Jacksonville police is the suspect in this shooting is now dead", Al Jazeera's Andy Gallagher reported from Miami. Read More »

Ardern hopeful of strong relationship with new Australian PM Scott Morrison

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Australia's new Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday promised a stable government at the end of a tumultuous week in which his predecessor was forced out of office, 13 ministers resigned and Parliament was shut down for an afternoon. While the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper lamented on Friday that Australian democracy was now "a laughing stock", humorists continued to gain mileage out of this latest leadership coup. Read More »

Australia’s new Prime Minister Morrison announces cabinet

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One of the casualties was Labor's Julia Gillard, Australia's first female leader, who constantly battled misogyny and made global headlines for her fiery rebuttal of then Liberal opposition leader Tony Abbott in parliament in 2012. WA powerbroker Mathias Cormann will remain as Finance Minister and the Leader of the Government in the Senate, despite his very public support for Dutton. Read More »

Floods Hit Big Island As Other Parts Of Hawaii Brace For Hurricane

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Hurricane Lane weakened to a tropical storm on Friday as it headed toward the Hawaiian islands. A huge brush fire has broken out in West Maui as Hurricane Lane looms down on Big Island and Oahu. In a rush of wind, rain, and even fire, Hurricane Lane battered the Hawaiian islands on Friday, hitting the Big Island and Maui the hardest and leaving thousands without power. Read More »

US, China step up trade war with tit-for-tat tariffs

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Thanks for having me. A Chinese trade delegation has reportedly told Washington there may be no substantial negotiations to avert a trade war between the world's number one and two economies until after United States mid-term elections in November. Read More »