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by | August 23, 2018 | 04:26

Vancouver B.C. (146) ranked fourth. The good news is the return to clean air that Western Washington is known for most likely will happen on Friday, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle . In his latest blog post , University of Washington atmospheric scientist Cliff Mass explains the mechanism behind this week's smoky skies: An express train of lower-atmosphere winds delivered smoke from fires in the North Cascades and southern British Columbia directly into Puget Sound.

by | August 22, 2018 | 07:41

Genter says she rode her bike to Auckland City Hospital but didn't mind because it put her in a good mood for the birth. According to a New York Times report, Genter was due to have induced labor at Auckland City Hospital. Gayford is now a stay-at-home parent to Neve. Genter announced on Instagram last week that she was off to be induced and made a decision to cycle as there was "no room in the car".

by | August 22, 2018 | 06:27

US President Donald Trump said on Monday he would " most likely" meet again with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , while defending his efforts to convince Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons. At the meeting , the pair struck a vague agreement to denuclearise the Korean peninsula, but there has been little movement since. "We hope that North Korea-U.S.

by | August 22, 2018 | 03:01

He was filmed being wheeled from his home in Queens , New York City, by ABC News , but did not answer reporter's questions on whether he was a Nazi or had any regrets. "I never would have received my visa if I told the truth", Palij said. A United States judge ordered for his deportation in 2004, but it was implemented only this week.

by | August 22, 2018 | 01:41

The opposition research firm hired former British spy Christopher Steele during the 2016 USA presidential campaign to compile the dossier on Trump and his Russian Federation ties. "Everybody wants to keep their Security Clearance, it's worth great prestige and big dollars, even board seats, and that is why certain people are coming forward to protect Brennan", the president said in a follow-up tweet.

by | August 21, 2018 | 08:46

The Taliban have launched several attacks in recent weeks. The Afghan government in turn has called on the Taliban to send a list of names to government of detainees they plan to release. In a message released Saturday in honor of the upcoming holiday, Taliban leader Maulvi Haibatullah Akhunzadah said there would be no peace in Afghanistan as long as the "foreign occupation" continues and reiterated that the group will only negotiate directly with the United States, which it blames for the ...

by | August 21, 2018 | 08:39

The Weld County District Attorney's Office said Watts, 33, has been charged with nine felony counts, including three counts of first-degree murder after deliberation. Watts' family was reported missing last week by Nicole Atkinson, a family friend, who had dropped Shanann off at her Frederick home after a business trip around 2 a.m.

by | August 21, 2018 | 07:25

Choosing to back down on the emissions legislation shows that Mr Turnbull wants to avoid testing his support in a parliamentary vote. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull defeated Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton in a leadership spill. "I'm certain he is telling the truth", he told the Nine Network. Just seven of his Liberal Party colleagues would need to switch to end what is now an unviable leadership internally and by virtue of that, a dishonest product to be put before the electoral ...

by | August 21, 2018 | 03:27

Turnbull, after days of mounting pressure , declared the leadership positions of the party open on Tuesday morning, throwing down the gauntlet to a potential challenge. The Prime Minister was facing opposition from inside his party. "He (Mr Turnbull) looks like he's in panic mode", a "senior figure" involved in the campaign against the Prime Minister told the newspaper.

by | August 21, 2018 | 02:45

US Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost acknowledges applause during an event honoring the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection services at the White House in Washington, Aug. McGahn absorbed most of Hurricane Donald's force after the president found glowing media coverage - following his well-received speech to a Joint session of Congress - crowded out by the Sessions mini-scandal.

by | August 21, 2018 | 02:46

It comes after former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce suggested Turnbull should reconsider his ability to lead the Coalition to victory before the next federal election. If Mr Dutton wins today's spill he will become Australia's sixth prime minister in just eight years. "We've had Rudd to Gillard, Gillard to Rudd, Rudd to Abbott, Abbott to Turnbull", he said.

by | August 21, 2018 | 01:00

The MPCA said the smoke plume is from fires in British Columbia, Alberta and northwestern Ontario. Those who typically walk or jog to work are advised to consider taking a bus or Skytrain instead until the air quality improves. wildfires heads south. A province-wide state of emergency has been in effect since August 15. In central Canada, more than three dozen fires are now burning in Ontario, stretching fire crews thin, the report added.

by | August 21, 2018 | 00:29

The week-long event is the first of its kind in almost three years, and was arranged as part of diplomatic efforts to resolve a stand-off over North Korea's nuclear ambitions. North Korea has shifted to diplomacy in recent months. On seeing him however, there was no hesitation, and the two elderly Koreans embraced each other tightly, both in tears.

by | August 21, 2018 | 00:28

Kay Longstaff, a 46-year-old air hostess, told local media that she fell from the back of cruise ship Norwegian Star as it traveled from Vargarola, Croatia to Venice, Italy, ABC News reports . Longstaff, a former Virgin Atlantic flight attendant who now works on private planes, was all smiles after being pulled from the waters by the Croatian coast guard less than a mile from where she fell.

by | August 20, 2018 | 10:29

The funds will be redirected "to support other key foreign policy priorities", said Nauert, who along with other officials rejected suggestions that the elimination of the funds showed diminishing US interest in Syria. "The focus is on the enduring fight against ISIS", he added. "This decision does not represent any lessening of USA commitment to our strategic goals in Syria", Nauert said.

by | August 20, 2018 | 08:41

Many were visibly moved to be so close to Islam's holiest site - the Kaaba , a black masonry cube in the centre of Mecca's Grand Mosque. "For many Muslims this is the big, the biggest, dream of life, to see Kaaba and pray for yourself and the whole Muslim nation".

by | August 20, 2018 | 08:23

That headquarters, Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region, established a group to crunch numbers and help plan the event for Veterans Day weekend in November. Since day one of the Trump administration, there have been way too many reports of frivolous spending of taxpayer money by cabinet officials. "Maybe we will do something next year in DC when the cost comes WAY DOWN", he later added.

by | August 20, 2018 | 06:27

She continued, "They just kind of detailed a guy over for just three months, I think, to do a little window dressing", and said, "There really is no real commitment to diversity in the White House and he's unapologetic about it because he's completely contradicted the commitment [to Black people] he made during the campaign".

by | August 20, 2018 | 06:23

The latest: Rudy Giuliani's declaration Sunday that " truth isn't truth ", which is mind-numbingly WTF and yet somehow flawless for our post-"fake news" era. "I mean, I didn't leak it to The Times and Jay Sekulow didn't leak it to The Times, the president sure as heck didn't, so who could it be?" He would've done it a long time ago if he was going to do it.

by | August 20, 2018 | 05:58

He said in a tweet: "We all pray for the safety and well-being of the people of Kerala". The rains from the '99 disaster remain the highest ever recorded in the country and most parts of Kerala were under water. The preliminary assessment is that Kerala, which always faced a shortage of day labourers, will require thousands of semi-skilled hands adept at fix jobs.

by | August 20, 2018 | 05:17

Papadopoulos lied to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents who questioned him about his connections to an unnamed professor and Russian nationals who claimed to have "dirt" on Hillary Clinton, the memo says. Prosecutors note that investigators also missed an opportunity to interview others about the professor's comments or anyone else at that time who might have known about Russian efforts to obtain derogatory information on Clinton during the campaign.

by | August 20, 2018 | 02:06

Jurors also asked whether the exhibit list could be amended to list indictment counts related to exhibits. Manafort worked from 2006-2017 for several foreign governments, including that of ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich. Attorney Joyce Vance said Friday on MSNBC. "I think the whole Manafort trial is very sad, when you look at what's going on there", Trump told reporters Friday at the White House.

by | August 20, 2018 | 01:15

The biggest quake - of 6.9 magnitude - was on 5 August, and killed more than 460 people. "People will feel it but it's so deep that I would not expect any damage", USGS geophysicist Jana Pursley told Reuters . It was felt on the neighbouring island of Bali and was preceded a few minutes earlier by a magnitude 5.4 quake, also in Lombok's northeast. "They're all gathering in an open field, still terrified", said Endri Susanto, a children's rights activist in Mataram.

by | August 20, 2018 | 00:57

Attorney Donald McGahn, seen in NY, is the White House counsel. Russian Federation also denies claims it interfered in the polls two years ago, which saw Donald Trump defeat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. The Times' story says McGahn has provided information that the Mueller team otherwise would not have learned about, citing a dozen current and former White House officials and other individuals briefed on the matter.

by | August 19, 2018 | 06:57

Former U.N. Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation said, after decades of championing efforts to try to end protracted conflicts in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

by | August 19, 2018 | 05:29

The death toll of 38 looked set to rise after the fire service announced early on Saturday that they had found human remains in a crushed auto. Firefighter Stefano Zanut told Sky TG24 TV they had extracted from tons of broken concrete the crushed auto that an Italian couple on vacation with their 9-year-old daughter had been traveling in.

by | August 19, 2018 | 04:04

During his closed-door meeting with Putin, the US president told his Russian counterpart that he expected meddling to stop in the 2018 election, according to the official. Merkel made clear that Ukraine should not be cut out: "Ukraine must, in my opinion, play a role in the transit of gas to Europe", even after the start of Nord Stream 2 in 2019.

by | August 19, 2018 | 01:36

In 2017, the Pennsylvania House of Representative did pass a bill that would give child sex abuse victims until the age of 50 to report a crime. "The Holy See treats with great seriousness the work of the Investigating Grand Jury of Pennsylvania and the lengthy Interim Report it has produced", Burke said.

by | August 19, 2018 | 01:30

Two of those who signed the statement - former director of national intelligence James Clapper and former CIA Director Michael Hayden - are, according to Trump, on a list of people who could lose their clearance. Trump spoke to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before leaving for a pair of Long Island events and a weekend at his Bedminster, New Jersey, estate Friday.

by | August 19, 2018 | 01:26

I always say using the N-word is wrong and is bad and should never be accepted in our society. Lara Trump , married to Eric Trump , can be heard on the tape noting a New York Times report that suggested Manigault Newman had inside information that could be damaging to Trump .

by | August 19, 2018 | 00:37

Watts is being held without bail. "She would take the kids to the pool and [Chris Watts] would always take them in a little wagon", he said . An unidentified friend told CNN affiliate KDVR that she dropped off Shanann Watts at home about 2 a.m.

by | August 19, 2018 | 00:27

The Cabinet decided that the state funeral for the departed leader would be held at Smriti Sthal, New Delhi . Pakistan on Thursday extended their condolences at the sad demise of the three-time former prime minister of India and said the government and people of Pakistan extend their heartfelt condolences to his family and to the government and people of India.

by | August 18, 2018 | 02:50

Ellis also denied the media's request to make sealed sidebar transcripts public, although he added that much of those transcripts will be made public after the trial. Manafort also was charged with receiving loans from the Federal Savings Bank after one of its executives sought a position in the Trump campaign and administration, according to prosecutors.

by | August 18, 2018 | 02:28

But an appallingly racist diatribe, by a senator who not one in a thousand Australians would have heard of, on Wednesday brought nearly all the parliament together to reassert some core values of Australia's policy. Anning's speech was immediately condemned by MPs of all political stripes. He called for the government to ban all welfare payments to migrants in the first five years of living in Australia, labelling many asylum seekers as "welfare seekers".

by | August 18, 2018 | 01:56

The election was branded "Pakistan's dirtiest", after widespread claims in the months leading up to it that the powerful military was trying to fix the playing field against the PML-N of jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Khan's favour.