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Dassey attorneys welcome appellate ruling


Just like how the 2016 ruling led to Thursday's federal appeals panel decision, there is the prospect of a future appeal to the the U.S. Supreme Court or the state of Wisconsin re-trying Dassey within a 90-day window. The ruling came after Dassey's appeal was rejected by state courts . He initially said that he only helped Avery clean some fluid from the garage floor. Read More »

Baseball gunman a lone wolf, FBI says


Tyson Foods lobbyist Matt Mika, U.S. Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner and congressional aide Zach Barth were also shot during the incident, and U.S. He was having marital problems, Slater said, and was running out of money around the time of the attack. He walked to the baseball fields where practice was underway for the 2017 Congressional Charity Baseball Game. Read More »

The plane, US shot down Iranian drone of a shock in Syria

The US-led coalition said the location was close to where another pro-regime drone, which intelligence sources had also identified as Iranian, was shot down on June 8 after dropping bombs near coalition forces. The SDF is now working with Coalition forces seeking to defeat ISIS. It was observed heading toward coalition forces, who were outside the outpost, officials said. Read More »

Obama slams Senate healthcare bill on Facebook

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had the bill drafted in strict secrecy and hopes to ram it through as early as next week. Heller, meanwhile, was skeptical Friday that Senate leadership was going to be able to provide the concessions he would need to support the bill. Read More »

Insight: Syrians fear new Raqqa turmoil once Islamic State is defeated

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian government troops and their allies have steadily positioned themselves in key areas on the flanks of the USA -led coalition battle for the Islamic State's self-declared capital of Raqqa. Of the myriad risks posed by US military involvement in Syria, the potential for direct military confrontation between the USA and Russian Federation may be the most severe. Read More »

Police officer beaten to death in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Sources said that the area was quite well known to Pandith and he had complete trust in the people living in that area. The incident followed clashes between residents and government forces in the area. The investigation of the case is on, he said. Asked whether the slain officer was there for the security of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference, the DGP said, "Mirwaiz does come there". Read More »

Defiant Nancy Pelosi says she's not going anywhere


Perez, a former labor secretary, said there are 71 congressional districts "more competitive" than Georgia's 6th district, where Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff lost to Republican Karen Handel Tuesday by less than 4 points. The apparent effectiveness of such attacks alarmed some fellow Democrats , and they show no signs of letting up. "They keep winning and we keep losing". Read More »

Why North Korea, US don't want all-out war

North Korea this year has tested several new missile systems, including a powerful midrange missile experts say could one day reach targets as far as Hawaii or Alaska. During the period that Warmbier was held in detention, the North Korean authorities kept the US authorities and his family in the dark about his whereabouts and condition. Read More »

North Korea conducts rocket engine test

The US has recently tested a missile defense system meant to counter launches from North Korea, but in reality, it's woefully unprepared for a serious missile attack . North Korea's last rocket engine test came in March and was apparently timed to coincide with the visit of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Beijing , where he warned that regional tensions had reached a "dangerous level". Read More »

North Korea: 'We Are the Biggest Victim' in Otto Warmbier's Death

The United States has demanded North Korea release three other USA citizens it holds in detention: missionary Kim Dong Chul and academics Tony Kim and Kim Hak Song. A second USA official also confirmed the test but did not provide additional details on the type of rocket component that was being tested or whether it fit into the ICBM program. Read More »

Nitish sticks to stand on Kovind, attacks Cong for fielding Meira

His Dalit background makes him a sound political choice for the saffron party working overtime to woo Dalits. The RJD strongman, whose party along with the Congress is in a coalition government with Nitish Kumar's JD-U in Bihar, said while he would request Kumar to reconsider the matter, there would be no threat to the state government, which would continue despite the JD-U's decision. Read More »

Republican wins Georgia poll in blow to anti-Trump effort


It's premature to draw conclusions about the 2018 elections . Asked Wednesday night on CNN if Pelosi was as toxic to Democrats as Trump , Ohio Democratic Rep. The frustrated Democrats met in Rice's office a day earlier to discuss their options as they face long odds of knocking out the woman who has led the Democratic caucus for almost 15 years from minority to majority and back, raised tens of millions of dollars and has had multiple legislative successes. Read More »

US Calls On China To Put More Pressure On North Korea

Now the Olympics are set to take place in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Village. Rodman's agent, Chris Volo , who went to North Korea as well and was on hand during the interview, was even more adamant about their role in Warmbier's return. Read More »

North Korea dares again, conducts another rocket engine test

South Korean President Moon Jae-in observed the test-firing of a new midrange missile the country is developing to cope with growing threats from North Korea. The US official confirmed to AFP that Pyongyang tested a rocket engine on Thursday, on condition of anonymity and without providing further details. Read More »

Trump's solar-power brainwave was borrowed


Gleason said he has no problem with Trump claiming credit for the idea. Trump on Thursday slammed Mexico in a tweet emphasizing on his pledge to "build the wall". The event underscores Trump's comfort in a campaign setting. He noted that Cohn paid more than $200 million in taxes to take his job chief economic adviser. Read More »

Trump Signals He Will Work With Republican Holdouts on Health Care Bill

It would repeal the ACA's individual mandate to purchase health insurance , make deep cuts to Medicaid and withhold federal funding to Planned Parenthood for a year. "That's what scares me, because I think providers at some point will say, 'Enough already!" In a departure from the version the House approved last month, which President Donald Trump privately called " mean ", the Senate plan would drop the House's waivers allowing states to let insurers boost premiums on some people ... Read More »

Fifth Republican Senator Comes Out Against Senate Health Care Bill


The Montana Health Care Foundation has focused its analysis of the bill on Medicaid because it serves a vulnerable population, Wernham said. In some states, "over time, [patients with chronic illness] might find it increasingly hard to find insurance companies that will offer plans that cover their needs". Read More »

Bombing in southwest Pakistan kills at least 4, wounds 13


The twin blasts in Parachinar followed a bombing earlier in the day in southwestern Quetta , capital of insurgency-wracked Balochistan province, that killed at least 13 people. On March 31 this year, the city had suffered a similar tragedy when 23 people were killed in a auto bomb blast near an Imambargah at midday. Later Friday, the Islamic State group said in a competing claim that it was behind the attack, adding that one of its followers targeted the police post in Quetta , ... Read More »

Car bomb in southwest Pakistan kills at least 11, wounds 20


The blasts were in a market and within three minutes of each other, senior government official Wazir Khan Wazir said. "When people rushed to the site... Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the attacks, saying terrorists were attacking soft targets. The explosion targeted a police checkpost near the complex housing the Balochistan police chief's office, local police officer Muhammad Akbar said as quoted by Pakistani media. Read More »

40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani cities


The Kurram region, a district in the federally administered tribal areas in northwestern Pakistan, has endured many militant attacks because it borders war-torn Afghanistan. "When people rushed to the rescue the wounded, a second blast took place", he said, adding that he could not give further details of the attack but that officials fear the toll will increase. Read More »

Shiv Sena to back NDA candidate, Ram Nath Kovind, for president


The Shiv Sena, a key constituent of the BJP-led coalition, on Tuesday said it would back the BJP's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind , saying he is a "simple and decent human being". Opposition sources said that the names of former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi and Prakash Ambedkar, grandson of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, have been informally discussed. Read More »