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Trump reportedly considering AG Jeff Sessions to lead Homeland Security Department

Trump reportedly considering AG Jeff Sessions to lead Homeland Security Department The president battered Sessions for days with a series of tweets calling him weak and ineffective, his discontent centered on Sessions' decision months ago to recuse himself from the investigation into Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump appears to threaten members of Congress with 'BAILOUT' tweet

Donald Trump appears to threaten members of Congress with 'BAILOUT' tweet The White House did not immediately respond to TPM's requests for clarification. Last week the Senate blocked a proposal by Republicans to repeal much of the the Affordable Care Act , but many people in the US worry Republicans in Congress remain determined to take away health care. [Full Article...]

Russia orders out US diplomatic staff, may seize properties

Russia orders out US diplomatic staff, may seize properties But, he said, "if Russian Federation will change its behavior, our relationship will change for the good". Peskov also said that Russian Federation has the right to "additional reaction", but that Putin believes this is not necessary at this time. [Full Article...]

More than twenty people died at the hands of terrorists in Somalia

More than twenty people died at the hands of terrorists in Somalia The claim by the al-Qaeda linked fighters, made by the group's spokesman on an affiliated radio station, could not be immediately verified. Have you read Trendiee Today? The fighting broke out when the al-Shabaab fighters attacked the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops early on Sunday in the Bulamareer district of the Lower Shabelle region, about 140km southwest of the capital, M... [Full Article...]

Giants stunned by Dodgers in 11th

Giants stunned by Dodgers in 11th Yasiel Puig bounced a 3-2 pitch into center to tie the game, and an intentional walk and infield single loaded the bases. Seager's first homer gave the Dodgers a 1-0 lead in the first. He rarely blew batters away with his fastball, which only touched 94-95 miles per hour before shoulder labrum surgery saddled a two-year pause on his career. [Full Article...]

Russia urges US to fix ties as it cuts US diplomatic staff

Russia's response suggested it had set aside initial hopes of better ties with Washington under Mr Trump, something the Republican president, before he was elected, had said he wanted to achieve. "If these cuts are real, Russians should expect to wait weeks if not months to get visas to come to USA", he said. Currently, close to 1,200 employees work at the United States' embassy and consulat... [Full Article...]

Vehicle of missing IEBC ICT director found

Vehicle of missing IEBC ICT director found Wafula Chebukati, chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had reported on Saturday that Chris Msando who worked as IEBC's acting director of information and communications technology, had gone missing since Friday. [Full Article...]

'I have a boa constrictor stuck to my face' woman tells 911

'I have a boa constrictor stuck to my face' woman tells 911 It is not always that you get a call saying you have a snake wrapped around your face and you are alive to tell the tale. "All of my snakes are put away". The woman was hospitalized, but his days were not in danger, according to local channel Fox 8 Cleveland . He adds that two drops of rubbing alcohol could have gotten it to release its jaws. [Full Article...]

Alabama Inmate Still Missing After A Dozen Escape From Prison

Alabama Inmate Still Missing After A Dozen Escape From Prison Of the escapees, two had been jailed on attempted murder allegations. They were among the 12 who made a brazen escape from Walker County Jail. Police have offered a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of any of the remaining escapees. [Full Article...]

In Russia's shadow, Georgia, US launch major drills

In Russia's shadow, Georgia, US launch major drills The exercises kicked off at the Vaziani military base near Georgia's capital, Tbilisi yesterday.The Noble Partner exercises will run in Georgia until August 12. In previous years, Moscow warned that the drills could destabilize the region, a notion that Georgia and the United States have dismissed. "I am convinced that the exercise will raise the competence of our army, make it stronger, more ... [Full Article...]

Pence to Baltic Allies: 'We Stand With You'

Pence to Baltic Allies: 'We Stand With You' Pence said he would like to see Russian Federation change its ways to improve relations between countries. Anti-aircraft defense is seen as one of NATO's weaknesses in the Baltic states. Relations between Moscow and Tallinn have been fraught since Estonia broke free from the Soviet Union in 1991, joining both the EU and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in 2004. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom court blocks ex-general's bid to prosecute Blair

United Kingdom court blocks ex-general's bid to prosecute Blair Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd and Mr Justice Ouseley dismissed the general's application, saying there was " no prospect " of the case succeeding. "This principle was upheld when the House of Lords ruled in 2006 that the " crime of aggression " does not exist in English law". 'Having formed the view that there is no prospect of the Supreme Court overturning the decision in Jones , ... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation derides Tillerson statement on sanctions

Russian Federation derides Tillerson statement on sanctions The White House has given mixed signals on whether Trump will or won't sign the legislation. The legislation, which also targets North Korea and Iran , expands sanctions on Russian Federation over its 2014 annexation of Crimea. "The legislation slaps Moscow with new financial restrictions on doing business with American entities while also restricting Trump's ability to waive those penalt... [Full Article...]

Largo Baby Dies In 109 Degree Bedroom

Largo Baby Dies In 109 Degree Bedroom Belcher Rd. An 8-month-old boy was found unresponsive by officers in a Largo mobile home Thursday afternoon and died at the scene, according to Bay News 9 . Hendrickson had previously been told by social services not to leave the children in a hot environment - his bedroom, which was recorded at 109 degrees yesterday, according to a news release. [Full Article...]

Trump replaces Chief of Staff Priebus, appoints John Kelly

Trump replaces Chief of Staff Priebus, appoints John Kelly MCEVERS: So the news that John Kelly is in and Reince Priebus is out comes just after a stunning takedown of Priebus yesterday by the newly hired White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci . PRIEBUS: He knows, I think, intuitively when things need to change. The Daily Show's Facebook page published some of the interview's highlights overlaid on inspirational backgrounds. [Full Article...]

POTUS: GOP Senators Look Like "Fools" After Skinny Repeal Failure

So many great future bills & budgets need 60 votes.... 'The very outdated filibuster rule must go, ' the president tweeted . Yesterday, 50 Senators and Vice President Pence as the 51st vote pulled a fast one on the public by making a key procedural vote to move forward on a "mystery bill" meant to repeal the Affordable Care Act ( ACA ). [Full Article...]

Nikki Haley says 'China is aware they must act' on North Korea

Nikki Haley says 'China is aware they must act' on North Korea Some experts have expressed skepticism over the total range, pointing out that the payload of the missile is unknown. "Japan will resolutely respond (to the threat) while working in close coordination with the worldwide community in strong cohesion with the United States, with South Korea , and between our three countries", Abe said. [Full Article...]

Afghan Police: Car Bombing Targets Iraq Embassy in Kabul

Afghan Police: Car Bombing Targets Iraq Embassy in Kabul Unidentified police officials told AP that a vehicle bomb exploded outside the embassy on July 31, followed by an attempt by gunmen to enter the building. Early, unconfirmed reports indicated the explosion was close to the Iraqi embassy. U.S. commanders say it has been severely hit by a campaign of drone strikes and joint Afghan and U.S. [Full Article...]

Putin confirms USA diplomatic missions in Russian Federation will be cut

Putin confirms USA diplomatic missions in Russian Federation will be cut Russia also said Friday that it's seizing two US diplomatic properties, much like the USA shut down two Russian diplomatic compounds under the Obama Administration. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on a conference call Friday that Moscow had chose to retaliate before the bill went to Trump because "technically the form passed by the Senate is more important" and is "almost final". [Full Article...]

US Bombers fly over S. Korea after N. Korea missile test

US Bombers fly over S. Korea after N. Korea missile test The bombers took off from a USA air base in Guam, and were joined by Japanese and South Korean fighter jets during the exercise, according to the statement . North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has hailed the second flight test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, saying it demonstrated his country could hit the USA mainland. [Full Article...]


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