With latest airstrikes, US signals to Iran: Containment is back

May 19, 2017

(CNN)The U.S.-led coalition against ISIS waged a series of airstrikes against a military convoy of loyalists to the Syrian regime, CNN has confirmed. According to a U.S. defense official, a convoy of 20 pro-regime vehicles was headed toward al-Tanf, a military base on the Syrian-Jordanian border, on Wednesday night. Al-Tanf, which Russian warplanes bombed a year ago in two successive airstrikes, is occupied by U.S. and British Special Forces that are advising an anti-ISIS Syrian rebel group …

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Ferry between Russia and North Korea starts regular service

May 19, 2017

(CNN)A cargo-passenger ferry service linking Russia and North Korea completed its first trip Thursday. The Man Gyong Bong ferry left the North Korean port city of Rason Wednesday and arrived in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Vladivostok at 8:00 am local time Thursday, according to Russian state news agency TASS. The trip marked the beginning of a once-weekly regular cargo-passenger service, according to TASS. …

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Brazil’s president accused of bribery

May 19, 2017

Rio de Janeiro (CNN)Brazil’s leadership lurched into another bribery scandal Wednesday, as one of the country’s biggest newspapers accused President Michel Temer of paying a former senate colleague hush money. Temer’s office released a statement denying that he had authorized any bribes to be paid to imprisoned former house speaker Eduardo Cunha in exchange for his silence regarding a long-running corruption investigation. The prominent daily newspaper O Globo reported …

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Now it’s up to the special counsel

May 18, 2017

Washington (CNN)A bad day for the White House could turn out to be a good day for justice and democratic accountability and institutions. Robert Mueller’s appointment Wednesday as special counsel to probe Russian election meddling and any collusion by Trump campaign aides elevates the investigation clear of partisanship and the threat of White House interference. It therefore may offer the best chance for a politically bulletproof accounting of the guilt or innocence of members of the …

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Bobby Moynihan exiting ‘SNL’

May 18, 2017

(CNN)Bobby Moynihan is taking his final bow on “Saturday Night Live” this week. Moynihan’s exit should not come as a shock to those who followed the news coming out of broadcast Upfronts. CBS picked up a new show starring Moynihan last week and the network unveiled it as part of its fall schedule on Wednesday. …

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Inside an embattled Trump’s most consequential evening of turmoil yet

May 18, 2017

Washington (CNN)No one inside the West Wing had to ask how the President’s mood was on Wednesday afternoon as aides awaited his return from delivering the commencement address to the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut. A speech, once intended to offer encouragement and inspiration, became laced with grievances in the hours before the remarks were delivered. “No politician in history — and I say this with great surety — has been treated worse or more unfairly,” …

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Share sale returns Lloyds to private sector – BBC News

May 18, 2017

… At last week’s annual meeting, Lloyds chief executive Antnio Horta Osrio told shareholders he expected the government to make at least 500m from the bailout. But on Wednesday morning he said the true figure was closer to 900m and called Lloyds one of the “strongest banks” in the world. He also said the government had received more money than was originally invested. “The fact that the government decided to use taxpayers’ money, which is a last resort, to put 20.3bn …

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Two more die from injuries sustained in auto auction crash

May 14, 2017

(CNN)Two more people died this week from injuries sustained when an SUV sped into a crowd of people at an auto auction Wednesday in Billerica, Massachusetts, north of Boston. The deaths were confirmed by Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan. A total of five people died and at least five others were injured. Those killed ranged in age from 36 to 55. A family member of one of those killed was not injured but was taken to a local hospital due to stress, she said. …

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Snap Stock Plunges As Losses Widen, Revenue Falls Short

May 12, 2017

Social media darling SNAP Inc.s (SNAP) shares plummeted nearly 25% in after-hours trading Wednesday, following the companys first earnings report where it conveyed devastating misses on both earnings per share and revenue. Snaps revenue for the first quarter of 2017 came in at $149.65 million, below analysts expectations of nearly $158 million. The companys net loss grew to $2.21 billion, with a loss per share of $2.31. Analysts expected a loss per share of just $0.19. In addition to …

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Jordan Edwards:Texas officer who faces murder charge free on bail

May 7, 2017

… Springs Police Chief Ed Morris wrote in the suspension findings. Oliver joined the Balch Springs department in 2011 after being an officer with the Dalworthington Gardens Police Department for almost a year. A statement from Dalworthington Gardens officials on Wednesday included details of that and previous intermittent employment as a dispatcher and public works employee between 1999 and 2004. He received an award for “meritorious conduct” as a dispatcher and there were no …

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Venezuela: Leopoldo Lopez denies rumors he’s hospitalized

May 4, 2017

(CNN)Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has a message from prison: he is alive and well. Lopez appeared on video to dispel health rumors after a local journalist tweeted Wednesday night that he had been transported from a prison outside Caracas — where he’s been detained since 2014 — to the hospital. US Sen. Marco Rubio tweeted he had confirmed Lopez was hospitalized in “very serious condition,” adding to the frenzy on social media. Price …

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3 killed as driver plows into crowd at auto auction

May 4, 2017

(CNN)Three people were killed and at least nine others injured Wednesday after an SUV suddenly sped forward and ran down customers at an auto auction in Billerica, Massachusetts, north of Boston. Two people have life-threatening injuries, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said. A family member of one of those killed was not injured but was taken to a local hospital due to stress, she said. Ryan said preliminary information suggests it was an accident. She said the driver was a Lynnway …

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Chicago police shooting: 3 held for questioning after 2 officers wounded in ambush

May 4, 2017

Chicago police on Wednesday questioned three persons of interest after two police officers were shot and injured in the city’s South Side in what was a targeted attack. Two guns and a vehicle were recovered in the investigation. It appears the two were shot by a high-powered weapon, Anthony Guglielmi, Chicago Police chief spokesman, said on Twitter. CPD questioning 3 people of interest from officer shooting. 2 guns recovered thus far. We believe officers were shot by high powered weapon …

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Eric Frein trial: Jury sentences Pennsylvania trooper’s ambush killer to death

April 28, 2017

MILFORD, Pa. –  A bell tolled the fate of a gunman after a jury on Wednesday condemned him to die for shooting two Pennsylvania troopers at their barracks in a late-night ambush, killing one and leaving a second with devastating injuries. Eric Frein, 33, was sentenced by a jury to death by lethal injection a week after his conviction on charges including murder of a law enforcement officer and terrorism. “Jurors have delivered full justice in this case and issued the penalty …

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China launches its first homegrown aircraft carrier

April 26, 2017

(CNN)The first aircraft carrier designed and built in China was launched Wednesday amid streamers and champagne. The as-yet unnamed vessel isChina’s second aircraft carrier. Early on Wednesday morning it was towed from Dalian Shipyard, Liaoning, to a nearby wharf, China’s Ministry of National Defense said. China first announced the construction of its new carrier in late December 2015. State media said it would be “independently designed in China.” Replay …

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This baby killer whale is the last one to be born at SeaWorld

April 21, 2017

(CNN)A killer whale calf was born Wednesday at SeaWorld San Antonio in Texas, marking the last one birthed in captivity at the company’s marine parks. SeaWorld announced last year that it would end its killer whale breeding program. Takara, the mother of the newborn calf, already had been pregnant through natural breeding when SeaWorld made that announcement in March 2016, the company said. The gestation period for killer whales is between 17 and 18 months. …

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China criticizes North Korea, praises US on nuclear issue

April 20, 2017

… Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH US warships sent to Korea: What to know North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency called the carrier’s deployment “nothing but a reckless action of aggression to aggravate the tensions in the region.” When asked about the Vinson’s movements Wednesday, Lu was measured in his response, reiterating at one point, “we maintain close contacts with the US on the current situation.” The …

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Death of NY state judge found in Hudson River reportedly ‘suspicious’

April 20, 2017

The death of the first female Muslim U.S. judgewho was found dead last week on the banks of New Yorks Hudson River— is still being investigated and is reportedly considered suspicious. Sheila Abdus-Salaam’s body was discovered along the riverside near Harlem on Wednesday, a day after she was reported missing, police said. Police said her body showed no obvious signs of trauma. Police sources told CBS2 that family and friends have said she was struggling with depression. Police told …

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Intruder inside Drake’s home only raided rapper’s fridge

April 19, 2017

… bottles from the house. There was no evidence she took anything else or did any damage. She was arrested for entering a residence with intent to steal the victim’s property. She is being held on $100,000 bail and has a court date Wednesday. Deputies didn’t know if she has an attorney who can comment. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsHealthy Primal Living – Complete Sales Funnel With PLR Brand New, High Converting Biz in a Box with PLR You Can Sell As Your Own And …

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At raucous town hall, GOP congressman confronts anger about Trump

April 14, 2017

Aurora, Colorado (CNN)Republican Rep. Mike Coffman faced angry constituents at a town hall Wednesday night, in an early sign of the political price he and his colleagues might pay for supporting President Donald Trump’s policies, including the repeal of Obamacare. A moderate hailing from a swing district, Coffman fielded more than 40 questions from Coloradans for almost two hours. Health care overwhelmingly dominated the at times raucous evening, as the congressman’s constituents …

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San Jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuation order

April 11, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. –  The mayor of San Jose acknowledged that the city failed to properly notify residents to evacuate during a flood emergency early Wednesday when some people said they got their first notice by seeing firefighters in boats in the neighborhood. City officials ordered more than 14,000 residents to leave their homes as water from swollen Coyote Creek flooded homes and temporarily shut down a portion of a major freeway. Another 22,000 people near the …

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Hunt for body of teacher, beauty queen leads to Georgia pecan farm

April 11, 2017

A pecan farm in Georgia was the focus Wednesday in the search for the remains of a high school teacher and former beauty queen who vanished more than 11 years ago. Two interviews led more than 40 investigators and anthropologists to the Fitzgerald farm Tuesday to search for Tara Grinstead’s body, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge J.T. Ricketson told local media. MAN ACCUSED OF CARJACKING FEDEX DRIVER We identified some specific areas that we gridded off so we could …

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Dows Latest 1K-Point Advance Ties Record, Trump Policy Priorities Fuel Rally

April 11, 2017

The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded and closed above the 21000 milestone Wednesday for the first time ever in what was one of the fastest 1,000-point advances in the blue-chip indexs history. Optimism on Wall Street came from President Donald Trumps first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night in which he outlined the ways in which he hoped to make America great again. His policy priorities included repealing the Affordable Care Act a cornerstone of …

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‘Unprecedented’ mid-week storms in Atlanta force 3,000 Delta cancellations

April 8, 2017

(CNN)Storms that blew through the eastern US on Wednesday left a trail of disruption at Delta Air Lines that the carrier was still mopping up more than 72 hours later. The No. 2 US airline said it had canceled around 3,000 flights in the wake of Wednesday’s storms that left passengers stranded and frustrated during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. Wednesday’s storms in Atlanta, the mid-Atlantic region and the Northeast had planes and crews out of position stretching …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… the U.S. capital, where Senate Republicans have been working to get President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, confirmed to the high court. A few Democrats said they’d vote for Judge Gorsuch as well, but most of them have been working to block the nomination. And in the back and forth between the political parties, both a filibuster and the nuclear option came into play yesterday. We defined these terms on Wednesday’s show. You can find that in our archives at …

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Anderson Cooper questions Trump’s ‘biggest story’

April 7, 2017

(CNN)CNN’s Anderson Cooper questioned Wednesday how President Donald Trump could say Susan Rice is the biggest story of the moment, just one day after the deadliest chemical gas attack Syria has seen in years. Trump told the New York Times that former national security adviser Susan Rice may have committed a crime by requesting the names of Trump associates who were incidentally mentioned on intercepted communications during the Obama administration. The President offered no evidence to …

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