• Judge orders armed robber's mouth taped shut during sentencing

    Judge orders armed robber's mouth taped shut during sentencing

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    The 32-year-old reportedly repeatedly kept speaking over a 30-minute period in the courtroom, even as Cuyahoga County Judge John Russo warned him to stop at least a dozen times. "This judge should be disbarred", said a third commenter. When CNN reached out to Judge Russo, he refused to comment through his bailiff, Patrice P.
  • Strong winds continue to fuel California wildfires

    Strong winds continue to fuel California wildfires

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    The Mendocino Complex Fire grew to 157,450 acres (63,700 hectares) late Friday, about half the size of Los Angeles, forcing almost 16,000 homeowners to flee a blaze that has destroyed 88 structures about 93 miles (150 km) north of San Francisco , according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire).
  • Trump's call to end Mueller probe reignites obstruction question

    Trump's call to end Mueller probe reignites obstruction question

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    While the White House has said the president's tweets amount to official statements, the president's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani later Wednesday issued a statement to ABC News describing the tweet merely as Trump's "opinion". But Trump's top spokeswoman rejected the idea that the president directed his attorney general to do anything - if he even could as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is overseeing Mueller's work since Sessions recused himself due to contacts with ...
  • Judge blocks plans to post 3D-printed gun blueprints online

    Judge blocks plans to post 3D-printed gun blueprints online

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    Earlier on Tuesday, Trump raised concerns about the sale of plastic guns made with 3-D printers and said on Twitter he had talked with the powerful National Rifle Association lobbying group about the weapons. Gun experts say plastic guns may not work without some metal parts and that they could blow up in the hands of users. The judge sided with Washington and other states, which sought the restraining order .
  • US Welcomes Remains Of War Dead Soldiers From North Korea

    US Welcomes Remains Of War Dead Soldiers From North Korea

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    United States officials have been closely monitoring North Korea's willingness to abandon its nuclear ambitions. To work on the additional remains the team of DPAA researchers assigned to identifying the remains of Korean War missing will almost double in size from five to nine.
  • Suspect Named in Shooting Death of Houston Cardiologist

    Suspect Named in Shooting Death of Houston Cardiologist

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    The man suspected of killing a Houston cardiologist was a former law enforcement officer who recently tried to sell several guns and ammo. Three days after the July 20 attack on Dr. "He's considered to be armed and unsafe". An arrest warrant for murder subsequently was issued, the chief said. Other surveillance images showed the suspected gunman just behind Hausknecht as both headed north on Main across West Holcombe Boulevard, police said.
  • Russia, China out to prove democracy will fail, Rep. Chris Stewart says

    Russia, China out to prove democracy will fail, Rep. Chris Stewart says

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    During Thursday's White House press briefing, National Intelligence Director Dan Coats said his agency is meeting weekly with other agencies ahead of November's midterms. "We discussed everything. We got along really well". The Director said they "subsequently made the determination to make this a top priority, that it doesn't happen again".
  • California firefighters thanked by 3 girls on horseback

    California firefighters thanked by 3 girls on horseback

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    More than 4,000 fire personnel are battling the flames. "People are doing everything they can, but nature is very powerful and we're not on the side of nature", Brown said. A deadly wildfire in Northern California continues to burn - and it doesn't show any signs of slowing down any time soon. Mercy Medical Center said it was fully operational - even though dozens of employees, physicians or volunteers lost homes in the fire.
  • More than 500 hikers rescued from Indonesia's Mount Rinjani

    More than 500 hikers rescued from Indonesia's Mount Rinjani

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    More than 600 were stranded on the side of the volcano but successfully climbed down the day after the quake struck, once landslides and debris were cleared from the two main paths by rescuers. "Some people were injured by rocks falling off the mountain". The volcano, which rises 3,726m (12,224ft) above sea level and is the second-highest one in Indonesia, is a favourite among sightseers.
  • Manafort Drops Appeal of Civil Case Against Mueller

    Manafort Drops Appeal of Civil Case Against Mueller

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    The indictment was brought by special counsel Robert Mueller , the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who is looking into Russian meddling in the presidential election, but the charges are not connected to Manafort's time as Trump's campaign chairman.
  • State Dept: North Korea Has Committed to Denuclearization

    State Dept: North Korea Has Committed to Denuclearization

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    The US government has said it wants to resume field operations in North Korea to search for an estimated 5,300 Americans who "have not yet returned home". That process, Duus said, can take a very long time depending on how degraded the remains are. U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence is flying to Hawaii on Wednesday to receive 55 boxes of bones recently handed over by North Korea.
  • Deadly Carr Fire Has Destroyed More Than 1,000 Homes

    Deadly Carr Fire Has Destroyed More Than 1,000 Homes

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    Blistering heat, shifting winds, steep terrain and plentiful dried growth continued to challenge more than 4,000 firefighters battling the Carr Fire , which has killed six people, including two firefighters. UPDATE 9:25 pm: David Dirck PIO with CalFire explained that the fire started at 3:30 pm. After 19 days of destruction, the Ferguson Fire in central California was only 33% contained Tuesday evening.
  • Airline reports plane accident in Durango, Mexico; 101 on board

    Airline reports plane accident in Durango, Mexico; 101 on board

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    In this photo released by Red Cross Durango communications office, Red Cross workers attend airline passengers who survived a plane crash, at a medical center in Durango, Mexico , Tuesday, July 31, 2018. He said many people walked away from the scene. The head of Mexico's civil aviation agency told local TV the plane's voice and data recorders would be recovered, once the rescue effort was over.
  • Facebook eliminates 32 accounts accused of election interference

    Facebook eliminates 32 accounts accused of election interference

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    The dates for 30 other events created by the banned users had already passed, but the company said it was not yet in a position to give color on the content. But he said that Democrats , not his fellow Republicans, would be the ones targeted. That effort had generated some support, with Facebook saying "we disabled the event earlier today", and that it would now set about "informing the approximately 2,600 users interested in the event, and the more than 600 users who'd said they'd ...
  • Mamata Banerjee says NRC will lead to bloodbath, civil war in country

    Mamata Banerjee says NRC will lead to bloodbath, civil war in country

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    The Opposition today asked the government to adopt a humanitarian approach on the "sensitive" issue of Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) while ensuring that no Indian was left out of it. The court said the draft list can not be a basis for any action against people not in it. "Some people are unnecessarily trying to create an atmosphere of fear", the home minister told parliament .
  • Trump says he's willing to meet Iran's president 'anytime'

    Trump says he's willing to meet Iran's president 'anytime'

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    As Trump took questions today during his joint press conference with Italy's Giuseppe Conte , he was asked whether he'd meet with Iran's leaders in a similar manner to his recent summits with Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin . In return, Tehran agreed to take steps to curb its ability to make a nuclear bomb. Ali Motahari, deputy speaker of Iran's parliament, said negotiations "would be a humiliation" following the US' withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear pact with world powers.
  • Manafort earned $60M from Ukrainian consulting work, prosecutors say

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    It's a significant milestone for the probe, which began exactly two years ago as an Federal Bureau of Investigation counterintelligence inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election . Two Democratic consultants who worked with Manafort in Ukraine, Tad Devine and Daniel Rabin, are set to testify against him. His wife sat behind him in the courtroom.
  • Eight states suing Trump administration, company over 3D guns

    Eight states suing Trump administration, company over 3D guns

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    Prior to the settlement , the two firearms organizations were at odds with the State Department over a mandate that 3D printed gun instruction manuals be removed from the internet. "The harm to Pennsylvanians would have been immediate and irreversible", Attorney General Shapiro said. Shapiro has been fighting to keep 3-D printed guns out of Pennsylvania.
  • Dem dam broken: Kavanaugh meets with swing-vote West Virginia Sen. Manchin

    Dem dam broken: Kavanaugh meets with swing-vote West Virginia Sen. Manchin

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    Paul, R-Ky., said he made the decision despite some disagreement about his record on the government's collection of bulk phone data without a warrant after the September 11 attacks. Last week, the Senator was undecided after meeting with Kavanaugh for one hour. Sens. Susan Collins , R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski , R-Alaska, who voted to confirm Gorsuch past year, also are being watched closely.
  • PM Modi congratulates PTI’s Imran Khan on his victory in Pakistan elections

    PM Modi congratulates PTI’s Imran Khan on his victory in Pakistan elections

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    In a related development, two main parties - PML-N and PPP - have agreed on formulation of a "coordinated joint strategy ". PML-N head and former Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif has stepped up efforts to woo political parties. He said that they had called the people who won the election to celebrate. She said the United States, along with its global partners, will continue to encourage a broadening of opportunities for political participation for all Pakistanis and for the further ...
  • Mugabe Urges Voters To Reject Mnangagwa

    Mugabe Urges Voters To Reject Mnangagwa

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    The MDC is headed by Nelson Chamisa , 40, a lawyer and pentecostal preacher. Voting began at 0500 GMT (7am ) and polls will close at 1700 GMT (7pm). Some voters were being turned away at polling stations as their names were not captured on the voters roll, even though they claimed to have registered and received registration slips.