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Friday, 19 October 2018

Students given cookies baked with grandfather's ashes: media

Students given cookies baked with grandfather's ashes: mediaA teenage girl in California allegedly baked her grandfather's ashes into cookies and handed them out to her school friends, local media reported on Wednesday. The student is said to have given her baked goods to at least nine students, the Los Angeles Times said, citing police in Davis, near the state capital Sacramento. Some ate the cookies without knowing about the macabre extra ingredient and were horrified, Lieutenant Paul Doroshov said, according to the Times.




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The Proud Boys, The GOP And 'The Fascist Creep'

The Proud Boys, The GOP And 'The Fascist Creep'NEW YORK -- Gavin McInnes, the founder of the violent neo-fascist gang the




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9-Year-Old Boy Helps Police Catch His Mother's Suspected Killer

9-Year-Old Boy Helps Police Catch His Mother's Suspected Killer“The 9-year-old made it clear that he wanted the man who killed his mother caught," the Clayton County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.




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Democrats Pounce On Mitch McConnell For Blaming Debt On Social Security, Medicare

Democrats Pounce On Mitch McConnell For Blaming Debt On Social Security, MedicareFor months now, Democratic leaders and congressional candidates have argued




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Khashoggi warns in last column of free rein to silence media

Khashoggi warns in last column of free rein to silence mediaWASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post has published a new column by missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in which he warns that governments in the Middle East "have been given free rein to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate."




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The Latest: 3 Pennsylvania dioceses confirm federal probe

The Latest: 3 Pennsylvania dioceses confirm federal probePHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Justice Department's investigation into child sexual abuse in the Pennsylvania Catholic Church (all times local):




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Many Floridians Still Lack Cell Service After Hurricane Michael

Many Floridians Still Lack Cell Service After Hurricane MichaelThe Federal Communications Commission head said he plans to investigate the




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Simple Debate Question Stumps Ted Cruz Into 6 Seconds Of Painful Silence

Simple Debate Question Stumps Ted Cruz Into 6 Seconds Of Painful SilenceIt was the kind of softball question often used in debates to break up the




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Israel strikes Gaza after first rocket fire in weeks

Israel strikes Gaza after first rocket fire in weeksIsraeli warplanes struck the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after the first rocket fire from the Palestinian territory in weeks hit an Israeli city, in a blow to efforts to avert a new war. Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas disavowed the rocket fire, saying they rejected "all irresponsible attempts" to undermine Egyptian efforts to broker a new long-term truce.




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Turkish Police Search Saudi Consul's Home for Clues in Jamal Khashoggi's Disappearance

Turkish Police Search Saudi Consul's Home for Clues in Jamal Khashoggi's DisappearanceThe new search put further pressure on Saudi Arabia to explain what happened




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Trump threatens to send military, shut border as migrants head for Mexico

Trump threatens to send military, shut border as migrants head for MexicoStretching almost 2,000 miles (3,200 km), the U.S.-Mexican border is one of the busiest in the world, processing thousands of commuters daily and much of the half a trillion dollars of annual trade between Mexico and the United States. "I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught - and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!" Trump wrote on Twitter. Several thousand Honduran migrants moved this week through Guatemala, and some were trying to cross to Mexico on Thursday, local media said.




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Women Heckle Ted Cruz In Airport Over Kavanaugh Vote

Women Heckle Ted Cruz In Airport Over Kavanaugh VoteA video posted to Twitter shows women tailing Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at an




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Laura Ingraham: Vote GOP Or Democrats Will Replace You With Immigrants

Laura Ingraham: Vote GOP Or Democrats Will Replace You With ImmigrantsFox News host Laura Ingraham used scare tactics about immigration to urge her




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Yahoo News Explains: What Canada’s cannabis legalization will look like

Yahoo News Explains: What Canada’s cannabis legalization will look likeOh, Canada! Weed is now legal in the great white north, making it the second country to legalize cannabis, after Uruguay. Residents can order it online and have it shipped through the mail — something still illegal in the U.S.




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10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for TodayYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:




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Donald Trump threatens to shut US-Mexico border unless migrant caravan stopped

Donald Trump threatens to shut US-Mexico border unless migrant caravan stoppedDonald Trump, the US president, has threatened to close the US-Mexico border and deploy the military unless a large convoy of migrants was stopped. Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, is travelling to Mexico City and expected on Friday to meet Mexico’s president, Enrique Pena Nieto, to discuss the situation, as Mexico scrambles to dissuade the migrants from entering its territory. By Thursday the convoy, which set out from the violent Honduras city of San Pedro Sula on Saturday and is now believed to be around 3,000 people strong, was moving up towards the Guatemala-Mexico border city of Tapachula. Central Americans have free passage within their region, but crossing into Mexico they are required to present a visa. Mexico has sent two Boeing 727s carrying federal forces and riot police to Tapachula, in readiness for the caravan’s arrival. Manelich Castilla Craviotto, commissioner of the federal police, said they were sent to guarantee calm and security at the border crossing, and ensure that human rights were respected. Migrants move through Guatemala, towards the border with Mexico Schools in Tapachula were closed on Thursday and around 200 demonstrators from Pueblo Sin Frontera, which organised a similar caravan in April, took to the streets to demand the United Nations intervene and protect the right to seek asylum. But both the US and Mexico are working to convince the migrants to turn back. Mr Trump tweeted: "I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught - and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!" He added that the issue was more important to him than the new trade deal with Mexico, brought in to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement pact. "The assault on our country at our Southern Border, including the Criminal elements and DRUGS pouring in, is far more important to me, as President, than Trade or the USMCA,” he said. “Hopefully Mexico will stop this onslaught at their Northern Border." Honduran children, fleeing poverty and violence, move north. The caravan is now close to the border with Mexico Earlier in the week Mr Trump threatened to cut off US aid to Honduras, worth $66 million (£50m) for 2019, unless they halted the caravan. By then it was already in Guatemala. Mexico's ambassador to Guatemala, Luis Manuel Lopez Moreno, met with leaders of the caravan on Wednesday and warned them that Hondurans caught without papers in Mexico would be deported. Luis Arreaga, the US ambassador to Guatemala, also posted a video message on Twitter to migrants thinking of entering the United States illegally. "If you try to enter the United States, you will be detained and deported," he said in Spanish. "Return to your country. Your attempt to migrate will fail."




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Prosecution admits to new error in Weinstein case

Prosecution admits to new error in Weinstein caseThe prosecution has admitted to a new embarrassing error in the Harvey Weinstein case, saying a police detective told one of the disgraced Hollywood producer's accusers to delete from her phone anything she wanted to keep private. In a letter to Weinstein's attorney dated Tuesday, prosecutor Joan Illuzzi-Orbon acknowledged that the lead detective had made the recommendation to one of two women accusing Weinstein in the case, in which he faces charges of rape and a forced oral sex act. "This new development even further undermines the integrity of an already deeply flawed indictment of Mr Weinstein," his lawyer Ben Brafman was quoted by a spokeswoman as saying.




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Evangelical Leader Pat Robertson On Saudi Arabia: 'We've Got To Cool The Rhetoric'

Evangelical Leader Pat Robertson On Saudi Arabia: 'We've Got To Cool The Rhetoric'Evangelical Christian leader Pat Robertson called this week for Americans to




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Texas police hunt woman who left toddler at stranger's door

Texas police hunt woman who left toddler at stranger's doorA woman is suspected of child abandonment for hoisting a two-year-old boy by the arm to the house of a stranger in a northern Houston suburb, ringing the doorbell and running away, authorities said on Thursday. Neither woman nor child has been identified in the incident that unfolded in less than 30 seconds on surveillance video, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said. "The child is uninjured and appears to be in good health," it said, adding that the boy was in the custody of Child Protective Services and was being asked who left him behind.




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The Saudi-Turkey struggle to control the narrative over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi

The Saudi-Turkey struggle to control the narrative over missing journalist Jamal KhashoggiThe lurid details of Jamal Khashoggi’s alleged death revealed on Wednesday were perhaps the most shocking so far in a slow drip of revelations over the past two weeks. The saga surrounding the fate of Saudi Arabia’s best-known journalist has played out in claims and counterclaims published in the world’s media, as both Turkey and Riyadh struggle to control the narrative.  Since news of Mr Khashoggi’s disappearance broke, journalists have had to rely on carefully controlled releases of information from Turkey - a country which has in recent years muzzled its relative free press - and Saudi Arabia, which never enjoyed one to begin with. The singular fact that both countries can agree on is that Mr Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul at 1.14pm on October 2, leaving his Turkish fiancee Hatice Cengiz waiting outside. Turkey gave Saudi Arabia a day to come up with an explanation, but Riyadh was not forthcoming. The kingdom claimed that the journalist met with officials at the consulate and left shortly after, saying they noted nothing out of the ordinary. Ms Cengiz, who stood by the exit for more than four hours before raising the alarm, said that was impossible. A security guard walks into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey Credit: AP Saudi’s response appeared not to be satisfactory for Turkey either, which was under mounting pressure to investigate an alleged state-ordered assassination on its soil. Then, just before midnight that Friday and three days after Mr Khashoggi was last seen, Reuters news agency - quoting two unnamed Turkish police sources - claimed that the journalist had been killed inside the consulate. It was a bombshell allegation, particularly for his family - which had not yet been given any indication he might be dead. By doing so, Turkey indicated that it would not be dismissed so easily. The next day, Saudi’s consul-general invited Reuters for a tour of the consulate - the alleged murder scene - in an attempt to appear transparent. “We are worried about him,” Mohammad al-Otaibi told the camera as he opened various cabinets, telling the journalists “but look, he is not here.” Missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi's Turkish fiancee Hatice (L) and her friends wait in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Credit: AFP It was only after that the leaks to the press started coming thick and fast. CCTV footage of Mr Khashoggi, 60, entering the consulate was passed to the Washington Post, the US paper which had been publishing comment pieces by the dissident journalist. Anonymous Turkish sources introduced the theory that the murder was premeditated and the kingdom had assembled a “hit squad” of 15 assassins, which travelled from Riyadh to Istanbul the day of Mr Khashoggi’s consular visit. The flight manifestos of their flights between Riyadh and Istanbul were released, along with photographs of them arriving at Ataturk airport. Online sleuths managed to identify the men: at least nine worked for the Saudi security services, military or other government ministries. The CCTV image of Jamal Khashoggi entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul Among those was Salah Muhammed al-Tubaigy, president of the Saudi Fellowship of Forensic Pathology who specialises in gathering DNA from crime scenes and dissecting bodies. He arrived in Istanbul early morning on October 2 and flew out again at 11pm the same day. He was joined by Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, a diplomat assigned to the Saudi Embassy in London in 2007. Records show he travelled extensively with the crown prince on foreign trips. Images were also released of a convoy of black vans with diplomatic licence plates arriving shortly before 1pm and driving away at 3.08pm. Turkish sources implied that members of the squad carried out bits of the journalist’s body to the cars and drove them to the consul-general’s house a short distance away. All this pointed to a premeditated murder, not simply the case of an interrogation gone wrong. Around this time that Turkey made it be known that they had audio of the killing, which they claimed was from an Apple smartwatch he was wearing at the time. However, experts later said it was more likely to have come from a bugging device that Ankara did not want to admit to having placed in the consulate. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, on October 16, 2018 Credit: AFP Perhaps the leak was intended to scare the kingdom into confessing. But Riyadh, which is not accustomed to being held to account, did not address the claims other than to call them “baseless”. Instead it attempted to undermine the reports by focusing on the source of information and the idea that Turkey does not have a neutral viewpoint, in part due to its ties with Saudi foe Qatar. US President Donald Trump, who has closely aligned himself with the bin Salman family, proposed the idea that the men were “rogue killers”, a semi-plausible alternative that could allow the kingdom’s rulers to distance themselves from the growing saga. While the theory may seem improbable to those who have been paying attention, it could still prove to be the only one to get the US and Saudi Arabia out of their tight spot. Neither country is looking for a high-level diplomatic confrontation and both have strong incentives to agree a version of events that absolves Crown Prince Mohammed. President Donald Trump places his hands on a glowing orb as he tours with other leaders the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh Credit: Reuters Adding a new element to the mix was the US pastor detained by Turkey on charges of espionage. The issue had threatened ties between the two countries, with Ankara refusing to release Pastor Andrew Brunson despite the threat of US sanctions. When he was somewhat unexpectedly released last Friday, it prompted speculation it had been done in return for US silence over the Khashoggi case. Recent developments, however, have made it increasingly difficult for the crown prince to deny involvement. Turkish police investigators - which were for two weeks denied permission from Saudi to search the consulate - were allowed in on Tuesday. While their findings are not yet known, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealed that investigators were looking at “toxic materials” and fresh paint on the walls.   On Wednesday, the recording of the killing was leaked to pro-government daily newspaper Yeni Safak, which decided not to publish the audio but instead detailed its graphic contents. Turkish forensic and investigation officers arrive at Saudi Consul's residence for a search Credit: AFP Mr Khashoggi is reportedly heard screaming as he has his fingers cut off one-by-one. Apparently there had been no attempt made to first interrogate him. As one of the men allegedly starts to dismember the body, he is said to put on earphones and is heard in the recording advising other members of the squad to do the same and listen to music.  At some point, Saudi’s consul-general enters the room and tells the men to leave or he will “get in trouble”. The latest reports are the most damning yet. It is unclear what either side’s next move will be.   Both have had to think about how the episode plays domestically and internationally. Turkey cannot afford to sever diplomatic relations with Saudi over the killing, but turning a blind eye to foreign countries carrying out assassinations on its soil would set a dangerous precedent. While at first the Turkish leaks appeared chaotic and at times contradictory, they have become much more consistent and on-message. “One can only imagine that the Turks' expectations of what Riyadh is going to do have changed,” H.A. Hellyer, a senior nonresident fellow with the Atlantic Council in London, told the New York Times. Turkish investigators were on Wednesday searching consul-general Mr Otaibi’s residence. Reporting has suggested that they are likely to find Mr Khashoggi’s severed head and dismembered body in its garden. That is, if reports are to be believed.




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