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More stormy weather on the way, thanks to tropical moisture from Cindy

A 10-year-old boy from Missouri died Wednesday after a log struck him outside a beachfront condo in Fort Morgan, Alabama , the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office said . One to 2 inches of rainfall is expected for much of the area Saturday , and heavy rainfall in some areas could lead to some flooding. However, our neighbors in MS/AL/FL felt the brunt of the storm with 8-15 inches of rain and numerous reports of tornadoes . Read More »

India, Portugal sign 11 pacts to boost bilateral ties


The two leaders can commit to strengthening economic ties by agreeing to a genuine dialogue on enhancing trade or negotiating a bilateral investment treaty, Gupta said. "We are pleased that the US Government has cleared the way for the sale of the MQ-9B Guardian to the Indian Government", General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Chief Executive Linden Blue said in a statement. Read More »

White House Responds to Committee on 'Tapes' By Referring to Trump's Tweets


He said, Trump's tweet has no impact on the advisory group's examination of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. While generally true, this statement has nothing to do with the problem of a President who refuses to offer straight answers to a host of questions, including whether he believes in the science that shows the world's climate is changing due to human activity or that Russian Federation attempted to influence the 2016 election. Read More »

Planned Parenthood lights up pink tree in Fieldbrook


Senate Republicans have chose to gamble with their health care bill over defunding Planned Parenthood . With a majority of 52 senators, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can only afford to lose two "yea" votes on the healthcare measure. Read More »

United Kingdom bows to European Union pressure


Both sides will put top advisers to work immediately on a border agreement between Ireland and the United Kingdom, aiming to make sure the Irish peace agreement and the common travel area should as unaffected by Britain's European Union departure as possible. Read More »

Details emerge on airport stabbing


Ftouhi, who was born in Tunisia and lived in Montreal, has been charged with committing an act of violence in an worldwide airport, which carries a penalty of up to 20 years behind bars. "Based on the information we've been able to identify thus far, he was neither on the radar of Canadian authorities or Federal Bureau of Investigation or United States authorities", Gelios said. Read More »

Cyberattack targets British Parliamentary email accounts

Britain's National Health Service was hit by a massive global ransomware worm in May which crippled the computer system and forced some hospitals to turn away patients.The National Cyber Security center is part of Britain's GCHQ spy agency, set up past year to tackle what the government believes is one of the biggest threats to British security. Read More »

British lawmakers hit by "sustained" cyber attack

The alert said Parliament's IT services department had detected "unusual activity" on its network and confirmed upon further investigation that hackers had conducted "a sustained and determined attack on all parliamentary user accounts in an attempt to identify weak passwords", according to a copy of the notification seen by The Guardian. Read More »

Hotpoint urges Irish customers to check fridge freezers after London fire


She said that there were 79 people presumed or officially confirmed dead in the disaster, but feared there were more victims. "We did our best I promise". It follows calls, backed by London mayor Sadiq Khan, for an amnesty on people who may have been living in the tower illegally. "That's the number I'm really anxious about". Read More »

United States military wounded in Afghanistan attack


The auto bomb was used to open the way for other attackers to enter the police headquarters compound. Afghan businessmen and traders welcomed the initiative and said the air corridor will increase trade volumes between Afghanistan and other countries. Read More »

Mexico border wall will be built, Trump says

Overlooking the fact that Mexico has ruled out paying for the wall's construction , it's slightly surreal to hear Trump praising solar power when in the past he's had only negative things to say about renewables. All of this goes to show President Trump is not planning to give up on his idea to build a wall between the two countries. The Mexicans have repeatedly said that they have no intention of financing the scheme. Read More »

Trump Today: President defends Comey comments and signs VA bill into law


The bill passed the Senate unanimously and easily cleared the House of Representatives. With that said, according to sources close to the two men, as well as Comey's attorney, the friendship did not continue into their personal lives. During the Fox interview, Mr Trump also questioned the impartiality of special counsel Robert Mueller , who is leading the probe into Russia's meddling in the USA election and the possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Read More »

Trump Indicates Tape Tweet Was Meant to Affect Comey Testimony


In an interview with Fox News , Trump said it "wasn't very stupid" to paint himself as the moral authority by threatening the Federal Bureau of Investigation head with recordings he didn't actually make. Trump, Smith noted, " admitted he did not record and does not have tapes", but again left "the door open as to whether anybody else may have tapes of those conversations". Read More »

The Outlook After the Special Elections

Kathleen Rice of NY reiterated her call that it was time for Pelosi to step aside. "Defeating Republicans in districts that they have traditionally held requires doing something drastically different than establishment Democrats have done before - specifically, running on a bold progressive vision and investing heavily in direct voter contact", said Jim Dean, chair of Democracy for America. Read More »

Chin up Democrats, Georgia special election should give hope

On Thursday, the National Republican Senatorial Committee sent out a press release attacking Nevada Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen over her ties to Pelosi. Moulton is one of the House Democrats who has been most vocal in calling for a new generation of leadership. Ossoff regularly attempted to deflect questions about whether he would back Pelosi in the House, saying he hadn't given it any thought. Read More »

After Otto Warmbier's death, USA can not look away from N. Korea


His family accused North Korea of "awful torturous treatment", while US President Donald Trump described Mr Warmbier as the "latest victim" of North Korean brutality . we should further sharpen the blade of law ", he said, adding "the U.S. should ponder over the consequences to be entailed from its reckless and rash act". Read More »

Georgia election a bad sign for Southwest Florida Democrats

But for now they said a different approach would rest on the party message - not Pelosi. I'm a strategic, politically astute leader. "I don't think people in the beltway are realizing just how toxic the Democratic Party brand is in so many parts of the country". Read More »

Some fault minority leader Nancy Pelosi for Dems problems

Several Democratic lawmakers have said Pelosi's position as a prominent face of the Democratic Party will continue to make winning elections hard. Instead, Ryan argued voters want to know how Democrats will address economic concerns and grow jobs, and so far the party doesn't have a coherent message on that. Read More »

Jaishankar meets Tillerson ahead of PM Modi's visit

Trump praised Pakistan's Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif as a "terrific guy" in a phone call between the two shortly after Trump's election in November, a conversation that is said to have raised concerns in India . "We very much want to avoid a situation that escalates tensions between the two", he said. But achieving the full potential of this relationship requires the actual removal of India's economic barriers, they said. Read More »

Bernie Sanders: 'Democratic brand is pretty bad'

The Democratic brand is pretty bad. The Vermont senator argued that the recent special elections need to be put in context. Bernie Sanders continued, "Democrats did much better than was the case in the last election". "Under President Trump , our country is moving in an authoritarian direction and the very nature of American democracy is under attack", Bernie said to a room full of attendees. Read More »

Prince Harry's Newsweek interview looks at monarchy


Harry said that it took him some time to come to terms with what being in the monarchy means and sought counselling to help him figure out what he wanted. He did not address his grief for more than two decades until he was urged by his older brother , Prince William , to get professional help. Harry also spoke about wanting to live an " ordinary life ", a priority his mother instilled in him. Read More »