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Scott Pruitt Might Be the Cheapest Crook of All

Scott Pruitt Might Be the Cheapest Crook of All She went to the EPA after Pruitt became its administrator in early 2017, working to rewrite the Obama-era Waters of the US rule, or WOTUS, which expanded federal jurisdiction over water. Hupp and another close aide, Sarah Greenwalt, resigned on Wednesday, the EPA said. Democrats continue to call for Pruitt to resign amid the growing list of controversies. [Full Article...]

Severed rattlesnake head bites man who decapitated it

Severed rattlesnake head bites man who decapitated it When he picked up the snake's remains to dispose them, the head bit him . Snakes can still bite and inject venom for up to two hours after being decapitated. "There is about 6,000 to 8,000 snakes bites per year in the country and 10 or 12 people die", said Halpert. The best way to deal with a rattlesnake is to get away from it. [Full Article...]

EU Announces New Tariffs On Dozens Of Goods From The US

EU Announces New Tariffs On Dozens Of Goods From The US Accordingly, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission said: "This is a bad day for world trade". These summits are usually seen as a cheerful and informal demonstration of shared objective and responsibility among the world's richest economies. [Full Article...]

Guatemala volcano: Authorities worry victims will never be recovered after eruption

Guatemala volcano: Authorities worry victims will never be recovered after eruption Authorities in Guatemala have released otherworldly photos of the area around a recently-erupted volcano covered in white ash, as nearly 300 people are declared missing or dead after an eruption. Alfonso Castillo, a 33-year-old farm worker, said nothing seemed abnormal on Sunday - but then the situation became significantly more unsafe. "We will probe the area as many times as necessary", Sergio C... [Full Article...]

USA defence secretary accuses China of 'intimidation' over militarised Spratly Islands

USA defence secretary accuses China of 'intimidation' over militarised Spratly Islands When U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis takes the stage Saturday at a major Asia-Pacific security summit, he's widely expected to deliver a stern criticism of recent Chinese actions in the South China Sea. Despite his criticism, Gen Mattis added that the United States would "continue to pursue a constructive, results-oriented relationship with China" with "co-operation whenever possible". [Full Article...]

Late-Night Hosts Take Jabs at Trump's Self-Pardon Tweet

Late-Night Hosts Take Jabs at Trump's Self-Pardon Tweet Mr Giuliani added Mr Trump "has no intention of pardoning himself", but the USA constitution, which gives a president the authority to issue pardons, " doesn't say he can't ". ABC's George Stephanopoulos then raised the idea with Giuliani during an interview on June 3. "The guy made a mistake", Giuliani said. Giuliani said Trump had no choice but to call off the meeting after the North ... [Full Article...]

Israel calls for 'military coalition' if Iran boosts enrichment

Israel calls for 'military coalition' if Iran boosts enrichment President Donald Trump announced on May 8 that he was pulling the United States out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal , arguing that the global accord was not in America's "national interest". 'The Arabs and Israel surely would be there too'. Israel has proposed that "a military coalition" be formed against Iran in case Tehran pursues "military-grade" uranium enrichment, suggesting that the milit... [Full Article...]

North Korea delegation takes letter to US President Donald Trump

North Korea delegation takes letter to US President Donald Trump The visit marks the second time in history a North Korean official has visited the White House. When asked about the potential Trump-Kim meeting, Ri replied: "Go fly to Singapore to ask that question". According to KCNA , Kim Jong-un and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov came to an agreement in Pyongyang . "I'm confident we're moving in the right direction". [Full Article...]

Bill Clinton: I wouldn’t handle Lewinsky scandal any differently today

Bill Clinton: I wouldn’t handle Lewinsky scandal any differently today Asked if he owed Lewinsky an apology , Clinton during an appearence on NBC News' Today show said: "No, I do not - I have never talked to her". Clinton said that while he "like [s] the #MeToo movement " - referring to it as "way overdue" - he noted "it doesn't mean I agree with everything". [Full Article...]

Residents stranded in area of Hawaii cut off by lava

Residents stranded in area of Hawaii cut off by lava Lava has spread onto roads and into neighborhoods since, destroying property and infrastructure. "They are not only putting themselves into potentially life-threatening situations, but we can't completely lock gates or erect impassable barricades in areas where people have only one way out - these are the routes loiterers are using to gain up-close access". [Full Article...]

U.S. 'playing risky game' with metal tariffs, says EU

U.S. 'playing risky game' with metal tariffs, says EU Brussels is also preparing to slap tariffs on U.S. products including bourbon, motorcycles and blue jeans worth up to €2.8 billion (S$4.4 billion). "They're critical for national security". "He's rewriting the trade agenda for his own interests, and it's working". Public companies may feel pressure from shareholders who would expect them to fight the US government in court and get an injunction,... [Full Article...]

Seven killed and 20 hurt by fiery volcano eruption in Guatemala

Seven killed and 20 hurt by fiery volcano eruption in Guatemala Children play in a basketball court covered with ash after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted violently, in Guatemala City , Guatemala June 3, 2018. "That could cause more mud flows and nearby rivers to burst their banks", said Eddy Sanchez, director of Guatemala's seismological, volcanic and meteorological institute. [Full Article...]

Kudlow: Trade Dispute Could Jeopardize Jobs Growth

Kudlow: Trade Dispute Could Jeopardize Jobs Growth On Thursday night, Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump's economic adviser, briefed Trump about the jobs data while they were travelling together aboard Air Force One. Bloomberg News data also showed that the value of the US dollar moved sharply higher after the Twitter post compared with previous trades the mornings jobs data are released. [Full Article...]

Trudeau says Canada won't be pushed around by USA on tariffs

Trudeau says Canada won't be pushed around by USA on tariffs Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau said that Washington's decision to impose the tariffs - Canada provides half of all United States aluminum imports - had lessened the chances for a successful outcome of the NAFTA talks. "I don't think we're satisfied yet that they will protect or uphold all the shipments of steel coming into Canada from all around the world ..." Canada , China an... [Full Article...]

Spain PM admits defeat ahead of no-confidence vote

Spain PM admits defeat ahead of no-confidence vote Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez took over as Spain's prime minister on Friday, after parliament toppled his predecessor Mariano Rajoy in a no-confidence vote triggered by a corruption scandal involving members of his centre-right party. His appeal for a government clean of scandal, coupled with a promise to hold new elections soon, brought him just enough votes in parliament to end Rajoy's 6 ... [Full Article...]

Trump says June 12 summit with Kim Jong Un back on

Trump says June 12 summit with Kim Jong Un back on President Trump and Kim will fly into Singapore for a meeting on June 12 to discuss the potential for denationalization and greater cooperation between North and South Korea. On the same day in Pyongyang , Kim Jong Un told Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that his commitment to denuclearisation remains "unchanged and consistent and fixed", but experts warn that he will likely seek dee... [Full Article...]

Afghanistan: Explosion, gun battle near Interior Ministry compound

Afghanistan: Explosion, gun battle near Interior Ministry compound A senior police official said a auto bomb was detonated near the ministry's entrance and then a gun battle between attackers and members of the security forces broke out. Nicholson said initial indications suggested Taliban and the Haqqani network were behind the attack, even though Islamic State claimed responsibility. [Full Article...]

Flash flood watch Thursday with more rain on the way

Flash flood watch Thursday with more rain on the way Various Western North Carolina counties' emergency services were taking half-hourly readings of the river where it flows by residential areas, according to Matt Bush of Blue Ridge Public Radio in Asheville. Roy Cooper will declare a state of emergency for the western parts of the state after heavy rain swept through the area, causing mudslides and flooding Tuesday night into Wednesday morn... [Full Article...]

'Cholent' makes an appearance at Scripps National Spelling Bee

'Cholent' makes an appearance at Scripps National Spelling Bee After Sravanth Malla, 14, of Haverstraw, N.Y., misspelled "cento", the Bee was down to its final five competitors in round 12 of the competition overall. But because the judges didn't define the word for Reagan, they chose to accept her spelling after she had left the stage. Abhijay's older sister, Ananya Kodali, was one of those blue-chip Dallas spellers who never made it to nationals - she los... [Full Article...]

Trump to pardon conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza

Trump to pardon conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood blasted Trump's pardon of D'Souza. She was convicted of conspiracy and obstruction of justice, and served a five-month prison sentence . "He's a Democrat, he's not in my party, but I thought he got treated unfairly". "The career prosecutors and agents did their job". The seat was vacated by Barack Obama when he was elected president in 2008. [Full Article...]


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