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Huge turnout expected across state for elections

Huge turnout expected across state for elections Early voting numbers sit at 223,548 - up 96 percent from the 2014 midterm election. For perspective, the early vote total in the 2014 midterms was 28.3 million, and over 83 million people voted in the election overall. "The ballot propositions have also created a lot of interest in this election", he said . Political expert Steven Schier says Minnesotans will have to wait and see if overall v... [Full Article...]

Kemp turns election system worries into a political weapon

Kemp turns election system worries into a political weapon The AP also reported that through a process Kemp calls "voter roll maintenance", his office has "cancelled over 1.4 million voter registrations since 2012" and that "nearly 670,000 registrations were cancelled in 2017 alone". So, rather than hack it, Democrats were anxious about protecting a voter data base that Kemp has previously failed to keep secure . The " scurrilous claims are 100 percent... [Full Article...]

Trump spends U.S. Election Day out of public eye

Trump spends U.S. Election Day out of public eye Hannity, who told the audience at Trump's rally that "all these people in the back are fake news", also tweeted Tuesday that he was not referring to any of his Fox News colleagues. "It's all fragile. Everything I told you about, it can be undone and changed by the Democrats if they get in", Trump told supporters Monday during a telephone "town hall" organized by his re-election campaign. [Full Article...]

Driver ‘Huffing’ Before Killing Girl Scouts in Wisconsin Hit-and-Run

Driver ‘Huffing’ Before Killing Girl Scouts in Wisconsin Hit-and-Run The truck driver later told authorities he was inhaling chemical vapors before the crash. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS spoke with Judy Schneider, who lost her daughter and granddaughter. She said the support has been positively overwhelming. The woman killed was the mother of one of the girls killed, Lake Hallie Police Department said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Dozens of Facebook, Instagram accounts blocked over election interference concerns

Dozens of Facebook, Instagram accounts blocked over election interference concerns Facebook says it has blocked 115 accounts for suspected "co-ordinated inauthentic" behaviour on the eve of US midterm elections . "Typically, we would be further along with our analysis before announcing anything publicly", Facebook said. [Full Article...]

Texas company secures $145 million contract to build part of border wall

Texas company secures $145 million contract to build part of border wall President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly characterized the approaching caravans - without evidence - as an "invasion", has warned the migrants that the military will be waiting for them when they arrive. Manning said only military police would carry weapons and stressed that there were no plans for USA troops to come in contact with protesters or migrants. [Full Article...]

Five arrests made after video mocking Grenfell Tower victims goes viral

Five arrests made after video mocking Grenfell Tower victims goes viral Larger celebrations often burn celebrity figures with effigies of flamboyant ex-foreign secretary Boris Johnson being torched at a number of events this year, while previous targets have included US President Donald Trump. But the show went on. The Metropolitan Police has been urged to investigate the incident as a possible hate crime, after the three-minute clip started being shared on social m... [Full Article...]

78 students kidnapped from school in Cameroon

78 students kidnapped from school in Cameroon A video purportedly of the kidnapped children has been released on social media via men who call themselves Amba boys , a reference to the state of Ambazonia that armed separatists are trying to establish in Cameroon's north-west and south-west regions . [Full Article...]

Girl, 10, arrested for 'deliberately killing baby boy at daycare center'

Girl, 10, arrested for 'deliberately killing baby boy at daycare center' A cash bond was set at $50,000. No formal charges have been announced against the girl, whose case may be moved to a juvenile court at a later date. Following the court hearing, Kowalczyk says the department will be holding a news conference. [Full Article...]

Navy plane intercepted by ‘irresponsible’ Russian jet for 25 minutes

Navy plane intercepted by ‘irresponsible’ Russian jet for 25 minutes The Navy said the intercept lasted for 25 minutes. The video shows the Russian jet blasting past the EP-3 with its afterburner activated and appears to come within a few hundred feet of it. This is not an isolated incident. At the time, The US State Department accused the Russians of 'flagrantly violating existing agreements and worldwide law'. [Full Article...]

Queensland fatal shark attack: Third incident in tourist spot

Queensland fatal shark attack: Third incident in tourist spot The 33-year-old victim was among 10 friends who set out from Airlie Beach on the Queensland state mainland on Monday morning on a rented yacht to sail themselves on a five-day cruise through the idyllic Whitsunday Islands, Police Inspector Steve O'Connell said . [Full Article...]

Toddler saved after unzipping parents' tent and wandering into the sea

Toddler saved after unzipping parents' tent and wandering into the sea It is thought he left the tent at around 7am before being found by Mr Hutt at 7.15am, who then brought him to the campsite. He told the Whakatane Beacon newspaper that the face looked like porcelain and he thought it was a doll until he heard a squeak and realized with a shock that the toddler was still alive. [Full Article...]

Lion Air crash: Signal from black box lost, searchers say

Lion Air crash: Signal from black box lost, searchers say Officials displayed one of the jet's two flight recorders at a news conference Thursday evening, later confirmed to be the flight data recorder, and said they would immediately attempt to download information and begin an analysis. The Indonesian Transportation Ministry has released a temporary report on the ramp check of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes and declared them worth operating. [Full Article...]

Tiger shot dead in India after allegedly killing 14 people

Tiger shot dead in India after allegedly killing 14 people Despite more than normal traffic on the road, the MFD said, a team stationed along the road, saw the tiger "several times". The forest department on Friday carried out the operation in Borati with the help of Asgar Ali, he said. She accused Khan of fabricating the facts. "One needs to understand the sentiment behind what she said", he added. Thousands of people in about 20 villages around the fo... [Full Article...]

Crash Involving 31 Vehicles Leaves 14 Dead in China

Crash Involving 31 Vehicles Leaves 14 Dead in China The day before this tragedy, seven people lost their lives in a traffic accident caused by an out-of-control heavy-duty truck crossing into the opposite lane and hitting oncoming traffic in Yingjing county, Sichuan province. The accidents follow a dramatic bus crash on October 28 in southwestern China that killed 15 people. Deadly road accidents have become a common thing in China, where traff... [Full Article...]

The UK has reportedly secured 'secret' Brexit concessions

The UK has reportedly secured 'secret' Brexit concessions Last night Downing Street sought to play down expectation that a customs union deal was close to being agreed. This would avoid the EU's "backstop" solution that would have treated Northern Ireland differently from the rest of Britain. [Full Article...]

Accused Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' faces U.S. trial

Accused Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' faces U.S. trial Prosecutors say Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera led the Sinaloa Cartel, an alleged criminal enterprise that imported and distributed massive amounts of drugs into the United States, between January 1989 and December 2014. Jurors will also be escorted by United States marshals to court daily while remaining anonymous throughout the trial. Prosecutors describe Guzman as one of the most risky an... [Full Article...]

Helicopter crash kills couple on wedding day

Helicopter crash kills couple on wedding day Family friend Eric Smith announced the news in a Facebook post Sunday, writing: 'I'm absolutely devastated! According to KENS5 in San Antonio, Uvalde Police received a call from an aviation monitoring center around midnight Saturday notifying them of a possible down aircraft north of Uvalde County. [Full Article...]

No, Trump can not end birthright citizenship

No, Trump can not end birthright citizenship In my American legal history unit at the University of Sydney, after a couple of weeks of contextualising the legal, political, social, and intellectual world in which it was written, we spend a full week delving into the original text of the U.S. [Full Article...]

North Korea runs out of patience with Trump sanctions

North Korea runs out of patience with Trump sanctions In an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity on Friday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he plans to talk next week with his North Korean counterpart, apparently referring to senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol . Pyongyang said it was considering resuming "pyongjin", its policy of advancing its nuclear weapons programme and economic development. "The US thinks that its oft-rep... [Full Article...]


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