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China Hacked U.S. Navy Contractor To Obtain Sub Secrets


China hacked a US Navy contractor and accessed details on the Navy's weapons plans - along with other sensitive information about military tech - according to a report from The Washington Post . The data that was compromised by what officials believe were Chinese hackers working for the state intelligence agency concerns the Sea Dragon project, which is aimed at " integrating an existing weapon system with an existing Navy platform ". Read More »

Prosecutors Expand Manafort Charges, Add New Russian Defendant In His Case


The allegations of witness tampering relate to Manafort's criminal case in Washington where he faces charges of money-laundering conspiracy, false statements and acting as an unregistered foreign agent for Ukrainian interests. "Manafort did so without registering and providing the disclosures required by law". According to that filing, Kilimnik contacted Person D2 in February to inform Person D2 that Manafort was attempting to get in touch with Person D1. Read More »

McConnell cancels August Senate recess, leaving Democrats vulnerable


Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, who oversees trade policy and is deeply opposed to Trump's trade actions, said Corker "came off well" in his presentation. He and other senators speculate that it's an effort to get better bilateral trade agreements or that it's an attempt to raise pressure for a renegotiated NAFTA. Read More »

An alligator lurked inches away


She said "oh man" as her son managed to slide down without "popping up in the air", and stopped filming before she spotted the reptile. Well, he wasn't, and went down the slip 'n slide and into the pond'. Luckily, no one was hurt in the incident. Mom watches from a few feet away filming her son, telling him she wants to "make one of those amusing YouTube videos". Read More »

Afghan pres. declares one-week truce with Taliban

Taliban has been fighting Kabul since they were ousted from power in 2001 by the US-led forces. In some cases, American officials said, the equipment was left on the battlefield by United States or Afghan troops, including those who were killed in action. Read More »

How Korean tourist survived almost a week lost in the bush

She was found in a narrow ravine next to a waterfall, dehydrated and suffering exposure, about 12.15pm on Thursday by a contingent of soldiers and police. Rescuers said the chances of survival for 25-year-old Joohee Han had been "near zero" after spending almost a week without food in the remote area. Read More »

Alice Johnson Says Her Release Is 'Very Humbling'

Famed entertainment attorney, Shawn Holley, a lawyer for Kardashian West describes the moment Johnson found out President Donald Trump had commuted her sentence . Since being released from prison, Johnson has also expressed her gratitude for Trump. "When Kim told me that I was being released, I started jumping up and screaming and crying, and everyone else was crying", Johnson said. Read More »

State lawmakers at odds on who should decide to legalize recreational marijuana


It was commissioned by accounting giant Deloitte, which provides audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management and tax services for its clients. "In all honesty, we were a little concerned with the legislature passing our initiative", said Josh Hovey, spokesman for the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol , which wrote the ballot proposal. Read More »

Newsom and Trump wanted Cox-and got their wishes


CNN projected Wednesday one of three Democrats will advance to face Republican Diane Harkey in November in the 49th District. It didn't happen in the governor's race, which will likely help turnout for the GOP in the fall. " Cox had to run toward Donald Trump to get Republican voters to rally around him in the primary", said Thad Kousser, chair of the political science department at University of California, San Diego. Read More »

Names of all passengers, crew of the ill-fated FlySax plane


The wreckage of a small passenger plane which disappeared late on Tuesday while flying to Kenya's capital Nairobi has been found, a senior government official said on Thursday. It is believed they flew into a bad storm. Eight passengers and two crew members were on board when the plane operated by East African Safari Air Express went off the radar. Read More »

Guatemala's Fuego volcano disaster: Latest updates


More than 3,100 people evacuated nearby communities, and the eruption was affecting an area with a population of about 1.7 million people. Authorities have been unable to account for an undetermined number of people and say they fear the death toll could rise. Read More »

UM breaks into Top 100 in World University Rankings


The QS World University Rankings , released by the British education company Quacquarelli Symonds, competes with the " Times Higher Education World University Rankings " and the "Academic Ranking of World Universities" as the three most influential university rankings in the world. Read More »

Police and NPA welcome Van Breda sentences


The advocate said Van Breda's youth and the fact that he was a first-time offender were the only factors he could suggest, conceding that neither was weighty enough to argue for a lighter sentence than the mandatory minimum of life. "I'm searching for some human factor that to some degree diminishes the sheer seriousness of these crimes". The scrutiny on van Breda was intense in the Cape Town court. Read More »

Jordan's king appoints economist to form new government, calls for tax dialogue


Protests began last week in the capital of Amman and spread across the country against newly proposed measures to increase income tax and other austerity measures, backed by the International Monetary Fund. Mr Mulki also said it was up to parliament to decide whether to passed it or not. Jordan's king has the final say on all policy issues, and will presumably define the limits of any economic and political reforms that Mr Razzaz wants to implement. Read More »

Two Pruitt Aides Resign as E.P.A. Ethics Questions Continue


Pruitt has come under fire in recent weeks for multiple controversial decisions in his role as EPA administrator. EPA is doing really well. In congressional testimony last month, Pruitt described Hupp as "a longtime friend of my wife and myself", but denied the raise was related to their friendship. Read More »

Terror plot to attack Netanyahu thwarted by Shin Bet


During the Shin Bet operation to thwart the plot, Mahmoud Jamal Rashda from East Jerusalem was arrested . Rashdeh also collected intelligence on his Syrian handler's behalf to target the US Consulate in Jerusalem and visiting Canadian officials in Israel who had come to train Palestinian Authority forces in Judea and Samaria, the Shin Bet said. Read More »

London Teen Becomes Britain's Youngest Convicted Female ISIS Terrorist


CPS said Boular, who was 16 at the time , made contact online with a woman who was an ISIS recruiter and English-language propagandist in Raqqa, and was introduced to hundreds of new people. Police later stormed the address and arrested the pair before later detaining the mother. Her attempted trip to Syria was meant to involve marrying Hussain and conducting a suicide attack together, according to prosecutors. Read More »

Surprise Reunion: Trooper Pulls Over Cop Who Delivered Him 27 Years Ago


Other commenters wondered if Patterson had given Bailly a ticket for the vehicle violation. Bailly then described the color and style of the house and told Patterson that the baby's name was Michael. The state trooper and the cop who delivered him took more photos together to mark the occasion. Their worlds collided 27 years ago when Patterson's mom, Karen, went into labor while out shopping. Read More »

Macron compares phone calls with Trump to sausages


Mr Trump himself is reportedly unhappy at having to attend the G7, coming on the eve of his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday, June 6, rejected a USA proposal to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement in favor of a bilateral trade pact . Read More »

Italy's new government passes first confidence vote


The alliance between the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and far-right League won Tuesday's vote in the Senate, with 171 votes in favor, 117 against and 25 abstentions. Italy's 10-year government borrowing costs rose 18 basis points to 2.74% and two-year yields were up 17 bps at 0.99%. "The speech shows there's no signs that any of their proposals will be watered down, which is bearish for BTPs", said Mizuho rates strategist Antoine Bouvet, referring to Italian government bonds. Read More »

Macron calls on G7 members to confront Trump’s trade policies

During a phone conversation on May 25, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked Trump how tariffs against his nation's steel and aluminum could be justified in the name of USA national security, as the president claimed. "Canada believes in hoping for the best and preparing for the worst". There is also some recent precedent for strong condemnation from the member countries. Read More »

Mesa police officers on leave after a videotaped incident


Two more officers then join the arrest. The incident happened at a balcony at the El Rancho apartment complex on May 23, when officers were there for a domestic disturbance call involving Robert Johnson's friend. He said he learned of the beating a week later when someone sent him the video. But the police chief acknowledged that the use of force was unneeded. Read More »

Shocking allegations about Wasim Akram, others in Reham Khan's new-book


Following this, things got worse and now even Mahira Khan gave her two cents on the feud too. Reham fled to London in February alleging she was receiving death threats. But in the mid-1990s he returned to Pakistan and became a populist politician. She spoke about the gender divide in Pakistan, saying that being a wife can leave one's "love and devotion worthless" if a man chooses to end the relationship. Read More »

Duterte will quit 'if enough women protest' against his kiss


He said kissing women was his " style " during his 22 years as a mayor in Davao City prior to becoming president. " I believe that an overwhelming majority of Filipinos continue to support the President and found the kiss a light moment that is very accepted in the culture of Filipinos ", Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque would later say in a press conference the next day, according to Rappler . Read More »

Giuliani defends comments about Stormy Daniels' credibility

He also disparaged her physical appearance and said she was not a woman of "substance". David Wedge, a spokesman for Davidson, explained that Davidson is pleased that the lawsuit has been filed because it gives him the ability to waive the attorney-client privilege between him and Clifford. Read More »

Cahill, Arzani in Australias final World Cup squad


The players omitted were Croatian-born full-back Fran Karacic , who has never been to Australia , and Australia-based midfielders Josh Brillante and James Troisi and striker Nikita Rukavytsya . The big plus was the brilliant form of Aaron Mooy , who produced arguably his best performance in green and gold, playing in a conducter role from a deep midfield position. Read More »

Paul Ryan: 'Let's Make This Clear -There Is No Collusion'


Justice Department officials offered this week to hold a briefing with members of the "Gang of Eight" from both the House and Senate early next week after previously meeting with several House Republicans about the documents last week. "I don't know the technical answer to that question, but I think obviously the answer is he shouldn't and no one is above the law", Ryan said. "What do you say to them?" "Maybe it's just to create more chaos but it doesn't really help the case", he added. Read More »

Triple life plus 16 years for axe murderer Henri van Breda


Van Breda, who wore a light grey suit, blue shirt and patterned tie, was also jailed for 15 years for the attempted murder of his sister. The Van Breda family before the murders: (left to right) Henri, 20, Marli, 16, Rudi, 22, father Martin, 55, his wife Theresa, 54. Read More »

Bodyless rattlesnake bites Texas man after it was decapitated


She said her husband used a shovel to behead the snake, but when he went to dispose of it, it bit him. Soon afterward, Sutcliffe's husband couldn't see and started to have seizures, she said. Doctors told Sutcliffe her husband might not make it, even after giving him vast amounts of anti-venom. Perhaps the safest way to kill a snake is to sever the head-with an axe, a shovel, a garden hoe, or whatever else is sharp, long, and convenient. Read More »

46 migrants drown after boat sinks off Tunisian coast


Migrants try to stay afloat after falling off their rubber dinghy during a rescue operation by the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship in the central Mediterranean in global waters some 15 nautical miles off the coast of Zawiya in Libya, April 14, 2017. Read More »

Led 'war of annihilation' ruined Raqqa, devastated civilians - Amnesty


The campaign to capture Raqqa was waged from June to October past year by the Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias backed by coalition warplanes and special forces troops. A coalition airstrike killed nine, while seven died as they tried to flee via a road that was laid with IS mines, and two others were killed by a mortar launched by the SDF. Read More »

Palestinian shot dead trying to breach Gaza border:…


The strikes come after militants broke days of calm along the volatile frontier by firing projectiles toward Israeli communities. In a statement, the Israeli army blamed Hamas , the group governing Gaza , of "activities" that took place in the strip over the weekend, referencing the demonstration that had taken place near the fence with Israel . Read More »

Northern Ireland abortion law 'incompatible with human rights'


Leah Hoctor, regional director for Europe at the Center for Reproductive Rights in Geneva, which made a submission in the case, said the Supreme Court judgment was "an indictment" of Northern Ireland's restrictive law. Figures show there has been an increase in the number of women from Northern Ireland having an abortion in England and Wales since the funding announcement. Read More »