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Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke recommends shrinking some national monuments

Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke recommends shrinking some national monuments In over a century, no president has attempted to reshape national monuments in the way Trump is attempting to do. Expect more on this story in the coming weeks and months. Zinke, who has long thought that this type of federal land should be sold off to private investors, told reporters that this wouldn't happen. "That narrative is patently false and shameful". [Full Article...]

Thailand: Supreme Court issues arrest warrant against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra

Thailand: Supreme Court issues arrest warrant against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra The doors of her home were shut and local media said there had been no movement there since the early morning. Thitinan said Yingluck's decision to skip the verdict hearing will have "emboldened" the military government. Acquitting her, though, would have been equally unacceptable to her hard-line opponents, many of them very influential. "The court ruled that "...it was not convincing that th... [Full Article...]

IS attack on Afghan mosque draws wide condemnation among Afghans

IS attack on Afghan mosque draws wide condemnation among Afghans Police who had surrounded the building said the attack had caused some casualties and they were preparing to try to clear the mosque. Witnesses and residents said the explosion occurred inside the Imam Zaman mosque complex in Qala-e-Najarha area, Tolo News reported. [Full Article...]

Venezuela oil minister, PDVSA head to switch roles, Maduro says

Venezuela oil minister, PDVSA head to switch roles, Maduro says The White House said the latest sanctions are "carefully calibrated to deny the Maduro dictatorship a critical source of financing to maintain its illegitimate rule". But it's unclear how quickly the impact on the streets will be felt. The event, attended by military officials from China, Belarus and Russian Federation, was a prelude to military exercises Maduro called for this weekend as a deterr... [Full Article...]

Man arrested after police attack outside Buckingham Palace

Man arrested after police attack outside Buckingham Palace Natalie Wood wrote: "Police still being called into Buckingham Palace". While the police were trying to place him under arrest the man attacked the officers. They have not been taken to hospital. "Officers are on scene at the Mall outside Buckingham Palace". "No other persons have been reported injured". [Full Article...]

Last Kmart in Rhode Island to close its doors

Last Kmart in Rhode Island to close its doors In addition to Batavia, Kmart maintains stores in Niagara Falls, Buffalo, West Seneca, Olean, Wellsville and Bath. This is over and above the 180 Kmart and Sears stores already shuttered in 2017 and the 150 that were scheduled to be shuttered before the third quarter ends. [Full Article...]

Russian Ambassador to Sudan Found Dead in Pool

Russian Ambassador to Sudan Found Dead in Pool The Sudanese foreign ministry first broke the news and it was later confirmed by the Russian foreign ministry on Wednesday evening. The Foreign Ministry in Khartoum announced Shirinsky's death and offered condolences to the Russian government in a statement praising his diplomatic efforts. [Full Article...]

New Texas voter ID law is out! Federal judge rules discriminatory

New Texas voter ID law is out! Federal judge rules discriminatory A federal judge has struck down a Texas voter ID law that was signed in to law in a supposed attempt to fix a previous voter ID law that was also struck down by a federal court. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos made this same ruling in 2014, which forced an appeal. "It's time for Congress to finally act to restore the Voting Rights Act, and put an end to these kinds of efforts that ... [Full Article...]

TODAY'S FORECAST: Partly sunny, high near 67

TODAY'S FORECAST: Partly sunny, high near 67 Northwest wind 3 to 5 miles per hour. 27 Storm Track meteorologist Branden Borremans forecasts a light shower or two possible Thursday , a few showers possible Friday night , a few showers Saturday , scattered showers Sunday , a few showers Monday , and a stray shower Tuesday . [Full Article...]

Yankees involved in two benches-clearing brawls

Yankees involved in two benches-clearing brawls Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers is held back during a sixth inning. It just didn't happen Wednesday night. Didi Gregorius and Chase Headley also smacked solo shots, while Ronald Torreyes supplied a career-high-tying four hits. [Full Article...]

NBC's openly gay Xena reboot is dead

NBC's openly gay Xena reboot is dead According to The Hollywood Reporter , NBC has officially pulled the plug on the reboot. The original Xena was portrayed by Lucy Lawless as a guest star on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys , before she graduated to her own series, which ran from 1995 to 2001. [Full Article...]

Coastal Bend prepares for Hurricane Harvey

Coastal Bend prepares for Hurricane Harvey On Saturday, after they downgraded Harvey to a tropical wave off the coast of the Yucatan, they warned that the system could rekindle. He said the weather service will provide updates throughout the week. Photo A coastal forecast cone for Tropical Depression Harvey . It's important to note that there will be a sharp dividing line between areas that receive heavy rain and areas that don't get ... [Full Article...]

State Department warns USA citizens of travel to Mexico

State Department warns USA citizens of travel to Mexico However, the advisory says there is no evidence those involved in the drug war are targeting American citizens based on their nationality. However, the Department of State said USA citizens have been murdered in carjackings and highway robberies, most frequently at night and on isolated roads. [Full Article...]

US, S. Korea Begin Kicking Tires On Trade Deal Retooling

US, S. Korea Begin Kicking Tires On Trade Deal Retooling South Korea and the USA on Tuesday began talks over a possible revision of their free trade agreement (FTA). Kim said Seoul had stressed that the US trade deficit with South Korea was not the result of the bilateral trade deal and proposed a joint study to examine the effects of the agreement. [Full Article...]

Police seize $45K worth of ecstasy tablets depicting Trump in Germany

Police seize $45K worth of ecstasy tablets depicting Trump in Germany The haul of Jerry Springers carries a reported street value of around €39,000 or approximately AUD$58,000, and the offending duo was subsequently arrested and hauled before a local judge. The pair had travelled from the Netherlands, which is where the drugs are reportedly from, to Lower Saxony. One such Trump-banded product recently uncovered, however, is neither part of the president's many off... [Full Article...]

Why Trump's Phoenix rally puts Charlottesville back in the spotlight

Why Trump's Phoenix rally puts Charlottesville back in the spotlight Doors will open at 4 p.m., three hours before the rally starts. A number of county offices and downtown businesses have already announced plans to close early on Tuesday, citing road closures and parking restrictions. Police Chief Jeri Williams says free speech will be supported but criminal conduct will be swiftly addressed. There is speculation that Trump could announce a pardon of Arpaio... [Full Article...]

USA military leaders: diplomacy preferred over military option

USA military leaders: diplomacy preferred over military option Such propaganda videos are not uncommon for North Korea . Analysts are cautiously predicting how the rogue state will react in the aftermath of Pyongyang's as-yet-unpursued plan to launch missiles close to Guam. "That is a false equivalency that we can not accept and will not accept", he said. North Korea is unhappy with the annual exercises, but they take on heightened significance as Pres... [Full Article...]

Rahul Gandhi welcomes Triple Talaq verdict

Rahul Gandhi welcomes Triple Talaq verdict CJI Khehar and Justice Nazeer, even while holding triple talaq to be valid, ordered a stay on this practice for six months to enable legislature bring a law banning this practice. During the hearing, he had told the SC that instant triple talaq "cannot be justified or given legal validity". The Supreme Court had reserved its verdict on May 18, after conducting a continuous hearing on the ... [Full Article...]

Scattered severe weather including hail, showers and thunderstorms possible in Denver

Scattered severe weather including hail, showers and thunderstorms possible in Denver A line of severe thunderstorms will march eastward across Pennsylvania later today, threatening to trigger damage and delays into Tuesday night. Severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado warnings will be issued for individual severe storms as they happen. [Full Article...]

BJP sweeps Mira-Bhayander municipal polls, continuing Maharashtra victory run

BJP sweeps Mira-Bhayander municipal polls, continuing Maharashtra victory run BJP won 61 seats out of the 95 while former ally Shiv Sena managed to win 22 seats. The residents of Mira-Bhayandar had yesterday dared heavy rains to come out and vote for 94 of 95 of seats of the civic body. The Shiv Sena, which held 22 seats in the outgoing house and contested separately, was restricted to 15 seats, coming a distant second. Sena had secured only 9 seats while the grand old ... [Full Article...]


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