Ben Carson gets confused over cookies and housing at hearing

Appearing before the House Financial Services Committee for an oversight hearing, Democratic Rep. Katie Porter asked Carson to help define what " REOs " are. The lawmaker wanted to know the reason for a disparity in the rate of REOs issued by t... More..

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Act now to silence the Iran war drums
by | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Act now to silence the Iran war drums

Since then, the Trump administration renewed sanctions on Iran , gradually tightening them as time went on. The tweet was soon after deleted and reposted to read "combatting Iran" - but the implication rem...More..

North Korea: Joe Biden a 'Fool of Low IQ' for Kim Criticism
by | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

North Korea: Joe Biden a 'Fool of Low IQ' for Kim Criticism

The article referred to the recent criticisms Biden received for his inappropriate behaviour alleged by several women, accusations of plagiarism during his campaign for the Democratic primaries before the 1988 ...More..

Zuma blames NPA for delay in prosecution
by | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Zuma blames NPA for delay in prosecution

Jacob Zuma ( CC 2.0 )"I may not like Mr Zuma myself, I may not like him". Mr Zuma's lawyer Muzi Sikhakhane said the former president should have been charged in 2005 alongside his financial adviser Schab...More..

Nadler Issues Two More Subpoenas. Here's Who He's Going After Now
by | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Nadler Issues Two More Subpoenas. Here's Who He's Going After Now

The congressman acknowledged that he couldn't speak on behalf of the House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler , D-N.Y., but said of the Dems backing the push that "most of us are lawyers" and "...More..

Billionaire Robert F. Smith Pledges to Pay Morehouse Graduates' Student Loans
by | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Billionaire Robert F. Smith Pledges to Pay Morehouse Graduates' Student Loans

Though college officials could not provide an estimate of the exact amount owed by the current graduating class, students graduate with an average debt of $30,000 to $40,000, said Terrance L. Student Elijah...More..

Syria Announces Unilateral Ceasefire in Idlib: Russia
by | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Syria Announces Unilateral Ceasefire in Idlib: Russia

Save the Children said 38 children had been killed in shelling in northwest Syria since 1 April, including nine at school, seven at markets and one in a hospital. Turkey has said that the recent Syrian governm...More..

Protests across USA against abortion bans
by | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Protests across USA against abortion bans

Are you still seeing patients? That's because an overwhelming majority of Americans support limitation and restriction on abortion . A handful of bills have also passed in Georgia , Kentucky , Mississippi...More..

Austrian Chancellor Kurz to face no-confidence vote after scandal
by | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Austrian Chancellor Kurz to face no-confidence vote after scandal

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will face a no-confidence vote from MPs on Monday following a scandal that ended his coalition with a far-right party, the speaker of the lower house of parliament said on T...More..

Tanya Plibersek Will Not Contest The Labor Leadership
by | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Tanya Plibersek Will Not Contest The Labor Leadership

Ms Plibersek said Saturday's election was "a blow for Labor supporters" and that the party needed to "take a serious look" at its policies. He told the ABC he could "walk into a pub in Hughenden or walk into a ...More..

Hospital that treated baby cut from womb investigated
by | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Hospital that treated baby cut from womb investigated

Figueroa, along with her daughter, Desiree, are accused of killing Marlen Ochoa-Lopez before extracting her baby from her womb in what police have described as an "unspeakable act of violence". The question for...More..

Think tank: Chinese fishing boats destroying reefs
by | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Think tank: Chinese fishing boats destroying reefs

The U.S. destroyer Preble carried out the operation, a U.S. military spokesman told Reuters. Competing claims in April 2012 led to a standoff between naval and coast guard vessels from the Philippines - a U...More..

U.S. billionaire offsets loans of graduating students
by | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

U.S. billionaire offsets loans of graduating students

Billionaire Robert F. Smith accepted an honorary doctorate at the HBCU on Sunday in Atlanta , and the commencement speaker surprised the almost 400 seniors with the news. "Because we are enough to take care ...More..

Father forgives NJ man who peed on son's memorial
by | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Father forgives NJ man who peed on son's memorial

I didn't know what I was doing at the time", Bellace said . What's worse is that the memorial plaque this man desecrated bears the picture of a 9-year-old who courageously fought brain cancer and died seve...More..

Trump Slams Fox News Over Pete Buttigieg Townhall; Brit Hume Responds
by | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Trump Slams Fox News Over Pete Buttigieg Townhall; Brit Hume Responds

But he also blasted Fox News' racist hosts, including Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham . Buttigieg is one of 23 Democrats seeking the party's nomination as it seeks to unseat Trump in 2020. "So it's why w...More..

Australia’s conservatives secure majority government
by | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Australia’s conservatives secure majority government

The poll showed the Labor winning as many as 82 seats, beating the ruling Coalition. He believes the LNP will have a majority government as they are likely to claim at least 77 seats. "Clearly the country dec...More..

United States issues warning on airspace near Gulf as Iran tensions simmer
by | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

United States issues warning on airspace near Gulf as Iran tensions simmer

Earlier this week, the United States pulled non-essential diplomatic staff from its embassy in Baghdad following weekend attacks on four oil tankers in the Straits of Hormuz, the strategic corridor through wh...More..

Russian planes intercepted by United States off Alaska coast
by | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Russian planes intercepted by United States off Alaska coast

Two more Raptors were scrambled to intercept and accompany another group of two Russian Bears and two Su-35 fighter jets flying in the opposite direction, Hillier said. But that mission also included flights "a...More..

Tornadoes and severe weather rip through the Plains
by | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Tornadoes and severe weather rip through the Plains

Many people have risked their lives to capture video of tornadoes. Glynadee Edwards, the Greer County emergency management director, says some homes incurred roof damage and the high school's agriculture barn w...More..

Potential for Iran attacks 'put on hold'
by | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Potential for Iran attacks 'put on hold'

At the closed-door sessions, they spelled out to lawmakers what they described as the imminent threat from Iran , or its proxies, to US personnel in the Middle East. Pompeo, who has been an Iran hawk since h...More..

Indonesia's Joko Widodo wins second term as president
by | Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Indonesia's Joko Widodo wins second term as president

Declaring victory, Widodo said he and his running mate, conservative cleric Ma'ruf Amin, "will be the president and vice president of all the people in Indonesia ". Subianto ran a fear-based campaign, emph...More..

State of emergency declared in High Level due to wildfire
by | Tuesday, May 21, 2019

State of emergency declared in High Level due to wildfire

We advise residents to begin preparations to evacuate (fuelling vehicles, gathering documents, preparing food and water, etc). According to the town of Slave Lake, 650 High Level residents have already regist...More..

Yemen's rebels fire drone-bomb at Saudi airport
by | Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Yemen's rebels fire drone-bomb at Saudi airport

Saudi Arabia and the UAE are leading a Western-backed coalition of Sunni Muslim states that intervened in Yemen in 2015 to try to restore the internationally recognised government ousted from power in Sanaa by ...More..

Congress urges workers to ignore ominous exit polls, be vigilant
by | Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Congress urges workers to ignore ominous exit polls, be vigilant

India's rupee is likely to outperform Asian peers to reach its highest level in a year as the prospect of Prime Minister Narendra Modi securing a second term lure more foreign inflows, the most bullish fore...More..

Guatemalan teen dies after apprehension at the U.S.-Mexico border
by | Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Guatemalan teen dies after apprehension at the U.S.-Mexico border

Swartz argued that he had fatally shot Rodriguez through a border fence in "self-defence" after rocks had been thrown across the border at Border Patrol agents. He was diagnosed with the flu and transferred to ...More..

Austrian president eyes September as best time for new vote
by | Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Austrian president eyes September as best time for new vote

Elections must be launched "at the earliest opportunity", the chancellor told a news conference Saturday evening. The snap election decision was sparked by the resignation of Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian S...More..

Andrea forms, first storm for 2019 Atlantic hurricane season
by | Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Andrea forms, first storm for 2019 Atlantic hurricane season

The NHC notes that by Wednesday, due to unfavorable conditions as a cold front blows through, the storm shouldn't develop further. But it does take a name off the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season list, meanin...More..

Officials say Iran quadruples production of enriched uranium
by | Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Officials say Iran quadruples production of enriched uranium

The news comes a day after Mr Trump said he would never let Iran develop a nuclear bomb . Trump campaigned on pulling the USA from the deal, which saw Iran agree to limit its enrichment of uranium in excha...More..

Swiss voters back tighter gun laws
by | Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Swiss voters back tighter gun laws

Switzerland's public broadcaster said more than 63% of voters nationwide agreed to align with European Union firearms rules adopted two years ago after deadly attacks in France , Belgium, Germany and Britain...More..

Accused New Zealand Mosque Shooter Charged With Terrorism
by | Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Accused New Zealand Mosque Shooter Charged With Terrorism

New Zealand Parliament passed a gun reform bill on April 10, which was enacted days after the shootings. A judge last month ordered that Tarrant undergo mental health assessments to determine if he's fit to s...More..