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'Possible terror attack' after Ariana Grande gig at Manchester Arena

'Possible terror attack' after Ariana Grande gig at Manchester Arena --Armed police and bomb disposal units are at the scene following reports of a 'massive explosion' during an Ariana Grande gig. | 23 May 2017 | Nineteen people have died and around 50 others are injured following a suspected terror attack at the Manchester Arena.


Trump Tells Israelis: Arab Leaders Ready to Take Steps Toward Israel if Peace Process Gains Pace

Trump Tells Israelis: Arab Leaders Ready to Take Steps Toward Israel if Peace Process Gains Pace --Netanyahu voices willingness to cooperate with U.S. president on advancing peace, but hardly mentions Palestinians in public remarks and focuses on Arab states instead | 23 May 2017 | The Arab leaders U.S.


Trump Becomes First Sitting U.S. President to Visit Western Wall

Trump Becomes First Sitting U.S. President to Visit Western Wall | 22 May 2017 | President Donald Trump placed a note in the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Monday, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit one of Judaism's holiest sites.


At least 20 dead and many injured after two explosions in Manchester Arena at the end of Ariana Grande gig - reports

Breaking: Nineteen people are killed and 50 injured in Manchester Arena 'terrorist suicide bomb attack' as explosions cause carnage at the end of Ariana Grande gig --Nineteen people killed after explosions rang out at the end of an Ariana Grande gig in Manchester Arena | 22 May 2017 | A suspected suicide bomber killed at least 19 people and left 50 more injured in a terrorist attack inside Manchester Arena at the end of


Explosions at Ariana Grande concert in U.K.

Explosions at Ariana Grande concert in U.K. | 22 May 2017 | At least one explosion at a concert given by singer Ariana Grande sent terrified fans running for the exits Monday in Manchester in the United Kingdom, according to Variety and various other media organizations.


Saudis paid U.S. veterans to lobby against law allowing 9/11 families to sue kingdom

Saudis paid U.S. veterans to lobby against law allowing 9/11 families to sue kingdom | 11 May 2017 | After Congress passed a new law [Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act] allowing Sept. 11 victims' families to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S.


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US veteran charged over deadly Times Square crash

US veteran charged over deadly Times Square crash | 19 May 2017 | A US Navy veteran who plowed a car into pedestrians in New York's Times Square, killing a woman and injuring 22 other people, has been charged with murder and attempted murder, police said Friday.


Julian Assange says he will remain inside Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid extradition to U.S.

Julian Assange says he will remain inside Ecuadorian embassy in London in order to avoid extradition to the United States --Met Police: Assange still wanted in UK for jumping bail | 19 May 2017 | Julian Assange has said he will remain inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London in order to avoid extradition to the United States, despite being told he no longer faces a sex investigation by the Swedish authorities.


Trump signs $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia

Trump signs $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia | 20 May 2017 | President Trump signed a multi-billion-dollar arms and economic deal with Saudi Arabia Saturday in a move intended to strengthen the U.S.-Saudi Arabian alliance [allegedly] against ISIS on the president's first foreign trip.


Hospital refuses to share report on mysterious death

Hospital refuses to share report on mysterious death | 20 May 2017 | A mysterious death at a Brooklyn hospital has sparked questions from the city Medical Examiner's Office, which has been forced to go to court to get answers from the stonewalling facility.


Times Square car crash driver told New York police he 'heard voices'

Times Square car crash driver told New York police he 'heard voices' | 19 May 2017 | A man drove his car at high speed onto a pavement in New York’s Times Square on Thursday, killing one 18-year-old woman and injuring 22 other people, told police he was "hearing voices," law enforcement officials have said. The driver, a US navy veteran named as Richard Rojas, was arrested at the scene and breathalysed [which revealed he was not drunk].


Before Driver's Times Square Crash, a Descent Into Paranoia and Harassment

Before Driver's Times Square Crash, a Descent Into Paranoia and Harassment | 19 May 2017 | Richard Rojas did not speak much about his three years in a Navy uniform, but when he returned to the Bronx from a naval base in Jacksonville, Fla., in 2014, he was a different man. His mind was clouded with conspiracy [?] theories...After taking a few college courses, friend Hansel Guerrero said, Mr. Rojas enlisted in the Navy in July 2011.


Times Square car crash kills 1, injures 22; Navy veteran cuffed

Times Square car crash kills 1, injures 22; Navy veteran cuffed | 19 May 2017 | With voices in his head and drugs [allegedly] in his system, a deranged motorist drove his car onto a crowded Times Square sidewalk and mowed down 23 pedestrians -- including an 18-year-old Michigan woman who died in front of her little sister. Richard Rojas's maroon Honda Accord carved a three-block path of destruction along Seventh Ave.


Italy Investigates Milan Station Attacker for Alleged Terrorism - Source

Italy Investigates Milan Station Attacker for Alleged Terrorism - Source | 19 May 2017 | Italian prosecutors are investigating a man who stabbed a policeman and two army officers at Milan's main train station for alleged international terrorism, an investigative source said on Friday. Police said Ismail Hosni, 20, attacked the three men on Thursday night after they asked to see his identity papers.


ER surgeon at Seth Rich's hospital says his gun wounds were not fatal

ER surgeon at Seth Rich's hospital says his gun wounds were not fatal | 18 May 2017 | Yesterday, on the Internet chat forum 4chan, an individual who goes by the alias of Anonymous (ID: rhotYJAg) claimed to be a surgery resident at Washington Hospital Center who had attended to Seth Rich -- the 27-year-0ld Democratic


UnitedHealth fudged Medicare claims, overbilled by $1 billion, feds say

UnitedHealth fudged Medicare claims, overbilled by $1 billion, feds say | 17 May 2017 | The Justice Department has accused insurance giant UnitedHealth Group of overcharging the federal government by more than $1 billion through its Medicare Advantage plans.


Syria's White Helmets suspend members caught on camera during rebel execution

Syria's White Helmets suspend members caught on camera during rebel execution | 19 May 2017 | Syria's White Helmets [aka John McCain-backed al-Qaeda terrorists] have suspended several members of their rescue team after stomach-churning footage emerged showing rebel militants [other McCain-backed al-Qaeda terrorists] conducting a summary execution of a man in the town of Jasim, with the White Helmets helping get rid of the body.


Hawaii flight lands safely with military escort after reported cockpit breach

Hawaii flight lands safely with military escort after reported cockpit breach | 19 May 2017 | The U.S. military on Friday scrambled two Air Force fighter jets to escort an American Airlines flight into Honolulu International Airport after a disturbance was reported on board, a Pacific Command spokesman said.


Syrian Negotiator Calls U.S. Strike 'Terrorism' and a 'Massacre'

Syrian Negotiator Calls U.S. Strike 'Terrorism' and a 'Massacre' | 19 may 2017 | A U.S. military strike in Syria on Thursday was "government terrorism" and caused a massacre, Syrian government negotiator Bashar al-Ja'afari said on Friday. He said he had raised the issue in talks with U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura. "We discussed the massacre that the U.S. aggressor committed yesterday in our country.


Passenger detained after allegedly trying to break into cockpit of American Airlines flight

Passenger detained after allegedly trying to break into cockpit of American Airlines flight | 19 May 2017 | Authorities took an American Airlines passenger into custody after a disturbance on a Honolulu-bound flight Friday morning, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed. Flight 31 from Los Angeles landed safely in Honolulu at 11:35 a.m. local time and was met by law enforcement.


Colin Kaepernick's jersey, gear donated to Smithsonian

Colin Kaepernick's jersey, gear donated to Smithsonian | 19 May 2017 | Colin Kaepernick's football career remains very much a question mark, but he’s already left an impression on American culture, as his jersey and other gear from his protests in 2016 are now in the hands of the Sm


Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty to Federal Obscenity Charge

Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty to Federal Obscenity Charge | 19 May 2017 | Anthony D. Weiner, the former Democratic congressman whose sexting scandals ended his political career and embroiled him in a tumultuous F.B.I.


Swedish prosecutors drop Julian Assange rape investigation

Swedish prosecutors drop Julian Assange rape investigation --Sweden’s director of public prosecution says she has decided to discontinue the investigation into WikiLeaks founder | 19 May 2017 | Swedish prosecutors have dropped their preliminary investigation into an allegation of rape against the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, bringing an end to a seven-year legal standoff.


Bob Beckel fired by Fox News for racist comment - report

Bob Beckel fired by Fox News for racist comment - report | 19 May 2017 | Fox News has severed its relationship with "The Five" co-host Bob Beckel over a racist remark he allegedly made about a black colleague, Variety reported Friday.


San Jose school evacuated after bottle labeled 'nitroglycerin' found in backpack

San Jose school evacuated after bottle labeled 'nitroglycerin' found in backpack | 19 May 2017 | Officials evacuated San Jose's Bridges Academy on McLaughlin Avenue today after a bottle labeled 'nitroglycerin' was found in a backpack. Officers are conducting a sweep of the school before they decide to clear the scene. Officials say the device has been collected by the bomb squad who will test it before disposing of it.


Trump administration starts countdown to NAFTA talks in mid-August

Trump administration starts countdown to NAFTA talks in mid-August | 18 May 2017 | The Trump administration on Thursday set the clock ticking toward a mid-August start of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico to try to win better terms for U.S. workers and manufacturers. With a letter to U.S. lawmakers, U.S.


Trump Says Deep State Neocon Joe Lieberman is His Top Choice for FBI Director

Trump Says Deep State Neocon Joe Lieberman is His Top Choice for FBI Director | 18 May 2017 | Former U.S. Sen. [neocon globalist dirt-bag] Joe LIEberman has emerged as President Donald Trump's leading choice to be the next FBI director. Trump confirmed Thursday that Lieberman was his top candidate to succeed James Comey, the controversial, high-profile director who was fired last week the president.


Roger Ailes, former Fox News chief, dies at 77

Roger Ailes, former Fox News chief, dies at 77 | 18 May 2017 | Roger Ailes, founder and former chief executive of Fox News, the cable news channel popular with conservatives that helped reshape the U.S. political landscape, has died at age 77. Ailes's widow, Elizabeth Ailes, announced his death in a statement posted on the Fox News website on Thursday. The cause of death was not immediately known.


1 Dead, 19 Injured After Speeding Car Plows Into Pedestrians in Times Square

Breaking: 1 Dead, 19 Injured After Speeding Car Plows Into Pedestrians in Times Square | 18 May 2017 | At least one person was killed and 19 others were struck after a speeding car jumped a curb and plowed into a crowd in New York's Times Square on Thursday afternoon.