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U.S. removed almost 2.7 million barrels daily of Iranian oil from market: Pompeo

U.S. removed almost 2.7 million barrels daily of Iranian oil from market: Pompeo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has removed nearly 2.7 million barrels of Iranian oil from global markets daily as a result of Washington's decision to reimpose sanctions on all purchases of Iran's crude, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.

Biden Cites Jewish Proverb to Condemn Trump: Campaign Update

Biden Cites Jewish Proverb to Condemn Trump: Campaign Update

(Bloomberg) -- Joe Biden is a Roman Catholic, but he cited a Jewish proverb to condemn President Donald Trump’s comments questioning the loyalty of Jewish Democrats.“I can’t say it in Yiddish, but ‘what comes from the heart goes straight to the heart,’” Biden said, referring to an expression that...

CNN Pundit’s Bodyguard Charged with Assault after Removing Reporter Covering Her Speech

CNN Pundit’s Bodyguard Charged with Assault after Removing Reporter Covering Her Speech

CNN pundit April Ryan's security guard has been charged with assault after he forcibly removed a local New Jersey reporter from an event at which Ryan was delivering a speech.Charlie Kravotil, editor of New Brunswick Today, claims that Ryan's bodyguard, 30-year-old Joel Morris, approached...

Trial starts in case of fatal shooting over parking spot

Trial starts in case of fatal shooting over parking spot

A prosecutor told jurors Wednesday that a white Florida man who fatally shot an unarmed black man during a dispute over a parking space had initiated a similar confrontation just months before, while his defense attorney said the shooting was in self-defense. Prosecutor Fred Schaub said during...

The northernmost reaches of the Earth are on fire. Here's what this record-breaking hot summer looks like from space.

The northernmost reaches of the Earth are on fire. Here's what this record-breaking hot summer looks like from space.

Climate change comes with a higher risk of wildfires. This summer, fires have ravaged the Arctic, and the flames can be seen from space.

Albania bulldozes restaurant after owner attacks tourists

Albania bulldozes restaurant after owner attacks tourists

Albanian officials on Wednesday razed a beachfront restaurant whose owner was captured on camera attacking a car rented by Spanish tourists, as the country scrambles to clean up its reputation as a burgeoning holiday destination. The incident, filmed by the victims' tour guide from inside...

Guns are a huge part of American society; taking them away won't help: Today's talker

Guns are a huge part of American society; taking them away won't help: Today's talker

Guns are vital for protection in America. The acts of the few shouldn't affect citizens' rights to guns, which is protected by the Second Amendment.

Three migrant children die of flu in detention with US authorities refusing to give vaccines, as reports of child molesting emerge

Three migrant children die of flu in detention with US authorities refusing to give vaccines, as reports of child molesting emerge

At least three migrant children being held in detention centres have died at least in part from the flu, but US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) says that it does not plan on giving immigrant families it detains vaccines as winter approaches.The decision has renewed criticism of the squalid...

Farmer's threat prompts U.S. Agriculture Department to pull staff from crop tour

Farmer's threat prompts U.S. Agriculture Department to pull staff from crop tour

CORALVILLE, Iowa/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday it had pulled all staff from an annual crop tour after an employee was threatened, and three sources said the threat of violence was made during a phone call from an angry farmer. U.S. farmers have complained...

Trump just looked up to the sky and told reporters 'I am the chosen one'

Trump just looked up to the sky and told reporters 'I am the chosen one'

Donald Trump apparently thinks even more highly of himself than we thought.On Wednesday, he told a group of reporters outside the White House that he is "the chosen one." Not a normal thing that people usually say unless they are Superman or Harry Potter, or like, a complete narcissist,...

Farmer Behind the U.S.'s Largest Organic Food Fraud Scheme Dies by Suicide

Farmer Behind the U.S.'s Largest Organic Food Fraud Scheme Dies by Suicide

A Missouri farmer blamed for running the largest organic food fraud scheme in U.S. history has died by suicide, weeks before he was to report to federal prison to begin serving a 10-year term, a coroner said Tuesday.

Greece says it won't assist Iranian tanker sought by US

Greece says it won't assist Iranian tanker sought by US

Greece said on Wednesday it won't endanger its relations with the United States by aiding an Iranian supertanker sought by the U.S. but released by Gibraltar that's currently in the Mediterranean Sea, believed heading for a Greek port. Deputy Foreign Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis said...

Ex-VA doctor who was fired for being drunk on job charged with manslaughter in 3 veterans' deaths

Ex-VA doctor who was fired for being drunk on job charged with manslaughter in 3 veterans' deaths

Robert Morris Levy was arrested and faces a grand jury indictment on manslaughter and fraud charges in connection with the death of three veterans.

Bernie Sanders wants to completely ban cops using facial recognition tech from firms like Amazon

Bernie Sanders wants to completely ban cops using facial recognition tech from firms like Amazon

As part of a sweeping set of promises on criminal justice reform, Bernie Sanders says he will ban the use of facial recognition by police.

UK's Johnson to hold Brexit talks with Macron after Merkel offers glimmer of hope

UK's Johnson to hold Brexit talks with Macron after Merkel offers glimmer of hope

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Paris on Thursday, a day after Berlin offered a glimmer of hope that an agreement could be reached to avoid a chaotic "no deal" Brexit. On the second leg of his first foreign visit since taking office, Johnson will meet his French counterpart...

Arms Race Redux! A U.S. Intermediate Range Nuclear Missile Test Shows Russia Was Right to Worry

Arms Race Redux! A U.S. Intermediate Range Nuclear Missile Test Shows Russia Was Right to Worry

Scott HoweThe U.S. military has test-fired a new kind of nuclear-capable cruise missile. A weapon that, just 16 days earlier, was banned from the American and Russian arsenals under a 1987 treaty.The successful test on Sunday of an intermediate-range, ground-launched Tomahawk cruise missile...

Ford's "Mustang-Inspired" Mach E Electric SUV Steps Out in Prototype Form

Ford's "Mustang-Inspired" Mach E Electric SUV Steps Out in Prototype Form

Said to arrive next year, this new battery-powered crossover promises 300 miles of range and a relatively affordable starting price.

Climate change will cripple economies regardless of countries' wealth- report

Climate change will cripple economies regardless of countries' wealth- report

Climate change will damage the economies of countries whether they are rich or poor, hot or cold by the year 2100, economists said in a new report, dispelling the notion that impoverished, warm countries will suffer the most on a warming planet. Researchers who examined data from 174 countries...

US mental health staff warned not to contradict Trump after mass shootings

US mental health staff warned not to contradict Trump after mass shootings

When Donald Trump targeted mental illness as the cause of the mass shootings that killed 31 people in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, federal health officials made sure no government experts might contradict him.A Health and Human Services (HHS) directive on 5 August warned communication staffers...

Drivers in Idaho keep harassing busloads of immigrants' children on their way to pre-school

Drivers in Idaho keep harassing busloads of immigrants' children on their way to pre-school

One driver reported experiencing threatening incidents with other drivers while she was driving a busload of children under the age of five.

The Trump-Greenland effect: Deplorable policies buried in an avalanche of absurd optics

The Trump-Greenland effect: Deplorable policies buried in an avalanche of absurd optics

Trump's reality TV 'rivals' are never climate change, or whatever is causing declining life expectancy, or the country that attacked our elections.

Prosecutor: Cannibalism victim was butchered 'like you wouldn't kill a livestock animal'

Prosecutor: Cannibalism victim was butchered 'like you wouldn't kill a livestock animal'

Joseph Oberhansley, 38, is accused of killing his estranged girlfriend and eating parts of her brain and organs in 2014.

We can't trust police to protect us from racist violence. They contribute to it

We can't trust police to protect us from racist violence. They contribute to it

White nationalists pervade law enforcement. Fighting far right violence means continuing our fight for police accountabilityProtesters shout anti-Nazi chants after chasing alt-right blogger Jason Kessler from a news conference on 13 August 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photograph: Chip...

Teens swept up in night raids in Kashmir clampdown

Teens swept up in night raids in Kashmir clampdown

Ali Mohammad Rah sat on the pavement outside a police station in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar on Tuesday, waiting to see his teenage sons, who were swept up in government raids overnight. Government sources say at least 4,000 people have been detained in Kashmir since India revoked the...

The Latest: Philadelphia police commissioner resigning

The Latest: Philadelphia police commissioner resigning

A Philadelphia official says the resignation of Police Commissioner Richard Ross is related to allegations made by a corporal and a patrol officer against several department employees. Deana Gamble is a spokeswoman for Mayor Jim Kenney. Kenney's announcement Tuesday referred to a sexual...

Why Kamala Harris Is Fading in the Democratic Primary

Why Kamala Harris Is Fading in the Democratic Primary

Anew national CNN poll of the 2020 Democratic primary has some pretty brutal numbers for Kamala Harris. When CNN last polled the presidential race shortly after the first Democratic debate in June, Harris was on Joe Biden’s heels, trailing just 17 percent to 22 percent. But according to the latest...

WIDER IMAGE-"I don't recommend you do this": Thailand's stealthy snake wrangler

WIDER IMAGE-"I don't recommend you do this": Thailand's stealthy snake wrangler

In the dead of night, Thai firefighter Pinyo Pukpinyo stealthily approaches a python coiled around the rafters of a home in Bangkok, and quickly grabs its head with his bare hands. "This job makes me feel like I'm a superhero," he said.

Neo-Nazi arrested over threat to exterminate Hispanics said 'I thank God every day Trump is president'

Neo-Nazi arrested over threat to exterminate Hispanics said 'I thank God every day Trump is president'

A man arrested by the FBI on suspicion of threatening to kill Hispanic people in Miami allegedly wrote that he thanked God every day that Donald Trump was president.Eric Lin, 35, made a series of threats against the Hispanic community in the Miami area before being arrested in Seattle.

How China Is Trying to Quell Hong Kong’s Protests Without Troops

How China Is Trying to Quell Hong Kong’s Protests Without Troops

(Bloomberg) -- China has lots of weapons to deploy to bring Hong Kong’s protesters under control before it needs to send in the troops.From barring dissident flight attendants to encouraging “patriotic” citizens to confront protesters on the streets, China has unloaded a wide range of firepower...

Police Arrest Two Louisiana Men in 39-Year-Old Cold Case Murder of Teen

Police Arrest Two Louisiana Men in 39-Year-Old Cold Case Murder of Teen

Rapides Parish Sheriff's OfficeAfter nearly four decades, Louisiana police have charged two men they believe brutally raped and murdered an 18-year-old girl before disposing of her body in the woods.Leo Laird, 64, and Gary Haymon, 54, were both charged on Monday in the death of 18-year-old...

Governor Newsom signs law to limit shootings by police

Governor Newsom signs law to limit shootings by police

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a measure aimed at deterring shootings by police.

A shark attacked a woman in Hawaii, and authorities are warning it's 'still in the area'

A shark attacked a woman in Hawaii, and authorities are warning it's 'still in the area'

A 27-year-old woman was bitten twice by a shark while swimming on Tuesday. She is reportedly recovering and in "good health."

Poll: Kamala Harris' support plummets after Democratic debates, Joe Biden expands lead

Poll: Kamala Harris' support plummets after Democratic debates, Joe Biden expands lead

A new poll finds Joe Biden has 29% support among Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters. Kamala Harris saw a drop in support since June.

Minister confirms Canada will not repatriate 'Jihadi Jack'

Minister confirms Canada will not repatriate 'Jihadi Jack'

Canada does not intend to repatriate the Muslim convert dubbed "Jihadi Jack," who is being held in northern Syria after joining the Islamic State group, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale confirmed Tuesday. Jack Letts, 24, who was a dual UK-Canadian national, was captured by Kurdish...

Russia's new high-altitude drone just flew for the first time, and they want to arm it with one ton of bombs

Russia's new high-altitude drone just flew for the first time, and they want to arm it with one ton of bombs

On Tuesday, the Russian Ministry of Defense shared video of a test flight for the Altius-U, a major step forward in its drone program.

F-35 stealth fighter jets on fast track to receive laser-based offensive and defensive capabilities

F-35 stealth fighter jets on fast track to receive laser-based offensive and defensive capabilities

The Air Force Research Lab and Office of Naval Research are currently developing fast and precise laser weapons that can “burn holes” through enemy targets at the speed of light. Concurrently, the U.S. Navy is developing a laser-application for its Marine Corps F-35B, intended to effectively...

U.S. Drone Shot Down over Yemen

U.S. Drone Shot Down over Yemen

A U.S. drone was shot down over Yemen late on Tuesday by a surface-to-air missile, U.S. officials said.Officials believe Iran provided Houthi rebels with the missile, which downed the U.S. military MQ-9 drone southeast of Sanaa, capital of Yemen.The U.S. is expected to publicly chastise Iran for...

Black women earn $1m less than white men over lifetime, study finds

Black women earn $1m less than white men over lifetime, study finds

Black women in the US earn almost $1m (£820,000) less on average than a white man over a 40-year career, according to a new report.The typical black woman in full-time employment is paid only 61 cents (50p) for every dollar (82p) earned by white, non-Hispanic men, according to a study by the...

Newark man faces child sex charges; mummified remains found

Newark man faces child sex charges; mummified remains found

Police responding to a call about child sexual abuse said they found mummified remains and an altar to an unknown deity in the home of a man who is now facing multiple charges. Robert Williams is scheduled for an initial court appearance Friday. According to the Essex County prosecutor's...

Immigration lawyers: We saw what's happening at the US-Mexico border. It's a tragic farce.

Immigration lawyers: We saw what's happening at the US-Mexico border. It's a tragic farce.

There is no due process in Mexico for asylum seekers, just endless obstacles to staying alive, finding an attorney and communicating with authorities.

UPDATE 2-France's Macron says no-deal Brexit would be Britain's fault

UPDATE 2-France's Macron says no-deal Brexit would be Britain's fault

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said a no-deal Brexit would be of Britain's own making and not the European Union's, adding that any trade pact London cut with Washington would not mitigate the cost of leaving the bloc without a deal. The French leader said the demands made...

US has half a million fewer jobs than believed after big government revision

US has half a million fewer jobs than believed after big government revision

There were 501,000 fewer jobs created from April 2018 to March 2019. Jobs in retail, hospitality and professional services were revised down sharply.

Luntz: ‘I was wrong’ on climate change

Luntz: ‘I was wrong’ on climate change

Luntz urged Democrats to "personalize, individualize and humanize" the impacts of climate change

Here's How Aliens Might See Earth

Here's How Aliens Might See Earth

It looks a bit different from the pale blue dot.

Ivanka tried convincing Trump on background checks by visualizing it as a 'historic' Rose Garden ceremony. The NRA had other thoughts.

Ivanka tried convincing Trump on background checks by visualizing it as a 'historic' Rose Garden ceremony. The NRA had other thoughts.

"They will love us," Trump reportedly said to Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's chief executive, adding, "I'll give you cover."

NYC Rules Ease Affordable Housing Path for Undocumented Migrants

NYC Rules Ease Affordable Housing Path for Undocumented Migrants

(Bloomberg) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio is making it easier for New York City’s undocumented immigrants to qualify for scarce city-subsidized affordable housing.New eligibility rules de Blasio unveiled scrap credit-rating, Social Security and taxpayer identification requirements if applicants can show...

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