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Portland police keeping far-right protesters, antifa groups apart; violence avoided during rallies

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 17:14

Portland police keeping far-right protesters, antifa groups apart; violence avoided during ralliesA heavy police presence kept members of the Proud Boys and other far-right groups separated from far-left activists at a downtown park Saturday.


Portland: Bear spray, shields, metal poles seized at Oregon protests

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 16:55

 Bear spray, shields, metal poles seized at Oregon protestsRight-wing groups and counterprotesters gathered in downtown Portland, Oregon, on Saturday and authorities set up concrete barriers and closed streets in an effort to contain the groups.


Mom aims head-on at a tanker to kill herself, sons. When truck dodges, she doubles back

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 16:25

Mom aims head-on at a tanker to kill herself, sons. When truck dodges, she doubles backPolice say a Gainesville, Florida, mom of two young boys told a friend she was going to kill herself and her sons by crashing her car with everyone inside.


Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Permit Employment Discrimination Against Transgender Workers

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 16:12

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Permit Employment Discrimination Against Transgender WorkersDOJ argued that Title VII does not protect transgender people


Patterson Fire is fully contained, while Cottage Fire is nearly so

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 15:56

Patterson Fire is fully contained, while Cottage Fire is nearly soFirefighters in California have mostly contained two of the wildfires threatening parts of Northern California this week, according to Cal Fire.


Italy's Salvini agrees to let 27 minors off migrant ship

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 15:32

Italy's Salvini agrees to let 27 minors off migrant shipItaly's hard-line interior minister buckled under pressure Saturday and agreed to let 27 unaccompanied minors leave a migrant rescue ship after two weeks at sea, temporarily easing a political standoff that has threatened the viability of the populist government. In recent days, Premier Giuseppe Conte had written to Interior Minister Matteo Salvini demanding that minors be allowed off the boat. After initially refusing, Salvini wrote back Saturday with a three-page missive of his own saying he would do so but made clear it was Conte's choice and that it didn't set a precedent.


Mayor of Canadian capital city Ottawa comes out as gay

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 15:31

Mayor of Canadian capital city Ottawa comes out as gayMontreal (AFP) - The mayor of Ottawa revealed Saturday that he is gay, an announcement that comes on the eve of gay pride week in the Canadian capital city.


White House to Proceed With Ending Some Foreign Aid Payments

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 14:36

White House to Proceed With Ending Some Foreign Aid Payments(Bloomberg) -- The Trump administration will move forward within days with a plan to cancel certain foreign aid payments authorized by Congress, setting up a fight with lawmakers opposed to the move.A senior administration official confirmed that the so-called rescissions package would be announced early next week.Some of the funding being zeroed out was for projects like installing solar panels in the Caribbean and creating safe spaces in Ireland for people upset about Brexit, said the administration official, who declined to be identified discussing plans not yet made public.CNN reported Saturday that the move would take aim at funding for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, as well as the United Nations for certain peace-keeping operations in the Northern Triangle countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.The official said that Congress during the Trump administration has funded State and USAID at about $12 billion above the president’s budget requests, and that the rescission package would return some of that excess back to the budget.Republican lawmakers who are typically Trump allies, notably Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, this week urged the president to reconsider “in the strongest possible terms” after word of the possible rescissions was reported.“We share your concern about our mounting national debt, which in itself creates security risks to the country,” Graham and Representative Hal Rogers of Kentucky said in a letter to Trump. “However, it has been reported that this proposal makes sweeping and indiscriminate cuts without regard to national security impacts.”(Updates throughout with detail.)To contact the reporter on this story: Justin Sink in Washington at jsink1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Alex Wayne at awayne3@bloomberg.net, Ros Krasny, Steve GeimannFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


Warren, Sanders get personal with young, black Christians

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 14:15

Warren, Sanders get personal with young, black ChristiansBernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren framed their Democratic presidential bids in personal, faith-based terms Saturday before black millennial Christians who could help determine which candidate becomes the leading progressive alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden. Sanders, the Vermont senator whose struggles with black voters helped cost him the 2016 nomination, told the Young Leaders Conference that his family history shapes his approach to President Donald Trump's rhetoric and the rise of white nationalism in the United States. My father's whole family was wiped out by Hitler and his white nationalism," Sanders said at the forum led by the Black Church PAC, a political action committee formed by prominent black pastors.


Netanyahu dismisses Hezbollah warning

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 13:24

Netanyahu dismisses Hezbollah warningIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday he was "unimpressed" by a speech from Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah in which the Lebanese Shiite leader warned of his movement's military strength. Nasrallah spoke in a TV broadcast Friday marking the anniversary of a 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel. Nasrallah said that the 2006 war had helped Hezbollah develop "a military system to defend our villages, towns and cities".


Yemen rebel drone attack targets remote Saudi oil field

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 12:04

Yemen rebel drone attack targets remote Saudi oil fieldDrones launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside Saudi Arabia's sprawling desert on Saturday, causing what the kingdom described as a "limited fire" in the second such recent attack on its crucial energy industry. The attack on the Shaybah oil field, which produces some 1 million barrels of crude oil a day near the kingdom's border with the United Arab Emirates, again shows the reach of the Houthis' drone program. Shaybah sits some 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) from Houthi-controlled territory, underscoring the rebels' ability to now strike at both nations, which are mired in Yemen's yearslong war.


Epstein's last days were spent emptying vending machines with his lawyers in a private meeting room, avoiding suicide watch, and paying other inmates' commissaries

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 12:00

Epstein's last days were spent emptying vending machines with his lawyers in a private meeting room, avoiding suicide watch, and paying other inmates' commissariesBefore he died of suicide by hanging, The New York Times reports Epstein used his wealth to try and manipulate his circumstances in federal custody.


Epstein died by suicide using his jail bed sheet while his guards slept, according to report

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 11:47

Epstein died by suicide using his jail bed sheet while his guards slept, according to reportWhile in federal custody at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, Jeffrey Epstein used his jail bed sheet to commit suicide.


Bear spray and metal poles confiscated as far-right groups rally in Portland

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 11:23

Bear spray and metal poles confiscated as far-right groups rally in PortlandPolice seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons on Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon.Authorities set up concrete barriers and shut down streets and bridges to try to contain and separate the rival groups.Flag-waving members of the Proud Boys and Three Percenters militia group began gathering late in the morning, some wearing body armour and helmets. Meanwhile anti-fascist protesters known as Antifa were among the several hundred people on the streets.A viral video of conservative blogger Andy Ngo being attacked at a June 29 rally led to a group called the Proud Boys to organise Saturday's event.Police asked residents not to call 911 unless it's a life-threatening emergency and to stay away from the heart of the downtown area.Donald Trump escalated the tensions on Saturday morning but tweeting that the city is being “watched very closely” and that federal authorities are considering designating Antifa a terrorist organisation.But Portland mayor Ted Wheeler hit back, saying: "This is a potentially dangerous and volatile situation, and adding to that noise doesn't do anything to support or help the efforts that are going on here in Portland."Portland Police Bureau spokeswoman Tina Jones said officers were focused solely on maintaining order, and not about favouring left-wing counter-protesters, as some right-wing figures have suggested."We receive criticism no matter what. It's either too much, not enough, you arrested this group and not this group," Jones said. "It seems like some people are keeping score, and that's not what it's about on the law enforcement side. One hundred percent, it's about public safety."In addition to the Proud Boys, the white nationalist American Guard and the Three Percenters, a far-right militia, have said they will have members in Portland. Hate group watchdogs say the Daily Stormers, a neo-Nazi group, are also expected.The Oath Keepers, another far-right militia group, said in a statement they were pulling out of the rally because organisers have not done enough to keep white supremacist groups away. Agencies contributed to this report


Shell workers in Pennsylvania say they were told to either attend a recent Trump event, or not get paid

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 11:10

Shell workers in Pennsylvania say they were told to either attend a recent Trump event, or not get paidWorkers at a new Shell plant in Pennsylvania were told they had to attend a speech by President Donald Trump in order to get paid.


Heavy downpours wreak havoc in Istanbul, flooding historic Grand Bazaar

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 09:42

Heavy downpours wreak havoc in Istanbul, flooding historic Grand BazaarStrong rains in Istanbul on Saturday flooded several neighbourhoods, as well as the Grand Bazaar, while officials said one person was found dead in the city. Rain started early in the day in parts of Istanbul and picked up pace around noon. Footage from parts of the Grand Bazaar showed shopkeepers, ankle-deep in water, clearing the water out of their stores and the halls.


‘We’ve been bullied out of the water by the sharks’: Rise in great white numbers triggers panic on US beaches

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 09:26

 Rise in great white numbers triggers panic on US beachesA rise in great white shark sightings is causing panic on beaches on the US east coast, according to reports.Authorities in Cape Cod have put up warning signs and shut down beaches dozens of times in response to an increasing number of sightings.Between July and the first week of August, there have been at least 59 beach closures due to shark sightings on Cape Cod and Islands, in southeastern Massachusetts, according to the Boston Globe, with some 42 beach closures occurring in the first week of August alone.One resident, AJ Salerno, told the Wall Street Journal, said he had considered moving after feeling compelled to ban his teenage son from surfing. “We’ve been bullied out of the water by the sharks,” he said.Some authorities have put up warning signs on beaches, reading: “People have been seriously injured and killed by white sharks along this coastline,” while a Massachusetts state researcher who tags great whites said he had his busiest July.Footage circulated online this week showing a 17ft great white shark swimming around a family’s boat just off Cape Cod Bay. One day later, the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC), a non-profit that raises awareness of great white sharks and runs a project to count the existing population in around Cape Cod, posted a video online showing sea water turning red after a shark attacked a seal.Great white shark numbers are decreasing, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), which lists the species as “vulnerable”.But they have flocked to Cape Cod in growing numbers and, according to AWSC, the cape is now the only known place in the northwest Atlantic where white sharks aggregate.Researchers believe the rise in shark sightings might be drive by the US 1972 Marine Mammal Protection Act, which banned catching marine mammals including seals, whales and dolphins and made seal populations thrive just off Cape Cod.With seals being one of the great white sharks’ favoured prey, their abundance attracted the ocean predators.In September last year, a man who died after being bitten by a shark in Cape Cod became Massachusetts’ first shark attack fatality since 1936.Arthur Medici, 26, was boogie-boarding off Newcomb Hollow Beach when the attack took place.Joe Booth, a local fisherman and surfer, said he saw the victim kick something behind him and the flicker of a tail in the water.“I was that guy on the beach screaming, ‘Shark, shark!’” said Mr Booth.“It was like right out of that movie Jaws. This has turned into Amity Island real quick out here.”Shark activity in Cape Cod peaks in the period between August and October. AWSC says that shark attacks on people are rare.


Trump administration says transgender workers aren't protected by civil rights, Supreme Court filing reveals

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 09:22

Trump administration says transgender workers aren't protected by civil rights, Supreme Court filing revealsDonald Trump's administration has told the Supreme Court that transgender workers are not protected by federal civil rights law and can be fired because of their gender.The US government is arguing workers should only be protected from discrimination based on their “biological sex”, court filings have revealed.A Supreme Court ruling in favour of the administration’s position would set a legal precedent, marking a major setback for LGBTQ rights since the Obama administration.The court filing relates to an upcoming court case involving transgender funeral home worker Aimee Stephens, who was fired from her job after telling her employer about her transition.“In 1964, the ordinary public meaning of 'sex' was biological sex. It did not encompass transgender status,” the document filed on Friday reads.The 1964 Civil Rights Act states employers cannot discriminate based on sex, race, colour, religion, and national origin. “Title VII [of the act] does not prohibit discrimination against transgender persons based on their transgender status,” the filing argues. “It simply does not speak to discrimination because of an individual’s gender identity or a disconnect between an individual’s gender identity and the individual’s sex.”Under Barack Obama, the Justice Department decreed that Title VII did protect transgender workers. This meant Court of Appeals judges sided with Stephens in 2018.But former attorney general Jeff Sessions reversed the government's stance after Mr Trump took office in 2017.The Trump administration has since banned transgender people from joining the US military, reversing an Obama-era policy that allowed them to openly serve.The ban, which puts 14,700 jobs at risk, was formally upheld by the Supreme Court earlier this year.Mr Trump has previously claimed to be “perhaps the most pro-LGBT presidential nominee in the history of the Republican Party”.The Supreme Court will hear Stephens's case on 8 October. It is one of three cases concerning LGBTQ workers rights expected to come before the court in the autumn.


Yemen rebel attack sparks fire in Saudi gas plant: Aramco

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 08:23

 AramcoAn attack claimed by Yemeni rebels sparked a fire in a Saudi gas plant Saturday but caused no casualties or disruption to production, state-owned energy company Saudi Aramco said. "Saudi Aramco's response team controlled a limited fire this morning at the Shaybah natural gas liquefaction facility," the energy giant said. The Huthi rebels have carried out a spate of cross-border missile and drone attacks targeting Saudi air bases and other facilities in recent months in what it says is retaliation for the Saudi-led air war in Yemen.


Airstrikes in Syrian rebel stronghold kills family of 7

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 08:07

Airstrikes in Syrian rebel stronghold kills family of 7Syrian government and Russian airstrikes pounded the southern edge of a rebel stronghold in the country's northwest on Saturday, killing at least seven members of one family, activists and a war monitor reported. The intense airstrikes were coupled with fierce ground clashes as the Syrian government, backed by Russia, pushed ahead with a months-old offensive seeking to chip away at territory on the periphery of the rebel enclave. Idlib and surrounding areas are home to 3 million civilians and is dominated by Islamist insurgents.


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