UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement – BBC News

“Brexit poses very serious challenges to the seafood sector and this announcement will form part of the negotiations,” he said. The Scottish government backed the idea, saying it had been pressing for it “for some time”. The London Fisheries Convention sits alongside the EU Common Fisheries Policy, which allows all European countries access between 12 and 200 nautical miles of the UK and sets quotas for how much fish nations…

July 3, 2017
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Trump Commission Demanding Voter Data Via Unsecured Email

The voter rolls include names, addresses, birthdays, partial Social Security numbers, and in some cases even drivers license numbers, among other information. But the the email system intended to traffic the information lacks minimal encryption protections, according to the report. Mississippis Republican Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said commission members could go jump in the Gulf of Mexico. Californias participation would only serve to legitimize the false and already debunked…

July 2, 2017
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Albanian gangs ‘controlling’ UK drug trafficking market – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMatthew Horne from the National Crime Agency discusses Albanian gangs Violent Albanian criminal groups are exerting “considerable control” over the drug trafficking market in the UK, a law enforcement report has said. The National Crime Agency (NCA) said it was increasingly concerned by what it called the Albanians’ “high-profile influence within UK organised crime”. The remarks are in the agency’s annual assessment…

June 29, 2017
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Republicans Keep Using This Shockingly Dishonest Argument To Sell Their Health Care Plan

What might take the cake, however, is one of the GOPs main rationales for why Obamacare needs to be junked rather than simply shored up. Key Republicans, includingHealth and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, argue that the law enacted in 2010 failed because millions of people still have no health insurance. Meanwhile, they push legislation that would add to this problem. Thats not to say that the current draft of…

June 29, 2017
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Stormont power-sharing talks going down to the wire – BBC News

Sticking points as Stormont deadline looms Tory-DUP deal: What you need to know How will the 1bn be spent? How will deal affect Stormont talks? On Tuesday, Secretary of State James Brokenshire said there had been “intensive engagement” but warned that time for a deal was running short, stressing that the deadline was set down in law. The parties have until 16:00 BST on Thursday to restore the executive or…

June 29, 2017
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Dad Of Missing 5-Year-Old California Boy Arrested In His Murder

Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department homicide investigators seized Aramazd Andressian, 35, Friday afternoon and hes being held in jail in lieu of $10 million bail. Hell be returned from Las Vegas to Los Angeles afterextradition proceedings, according to a sheriffs department statement. Andressians estranged wife called police April 22 when he failed to return their son after a trip to Disneyland. The boy, Aramazd Andressian Jr., was last spotted on…

June 24, 2017
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In North Carolina, Women Can’t Withdraw Consent After Sex Begins

North Carolina is the only state in the U.S. where no doesnt mean no, state Sen. Jeff Jackson (D-Mecklenburg) told The Fayetteville Observer this week. Jackson is the sponsor of Senate Bill 553, which states that a person who continues to engage in intercourse after consent is withdrawn can be charged with rape. The bill applies specifically to vaginal intercourse. The states Supreme Court ultimately ruled that Hesters date had…

June 23, 2017
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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

NEW YORK On a cloudy May morning, Rose Marcario, the chief executive of outdoor retailer Patagonia, stared out a second-story window of a Manhattan restaurant, watching construction workers jackhammer the street below. The workers made her think of her grandfather, an Italian immigrant who, after making it through Ellis Island in the 1920s, got his first job digging the streets of this city. He earned 10 cents a day and…

June 18, 2017
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84 Great Danes Rescued In New Hampshire In ‘Worst’ Squalor

Owner Christina Ray, 60, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of animal neglect after police, animal control officers and personnel from the Humane Society of the United States on Friday freed dogs in cages and rounded up scores of others roaming sections of Rays dilapidated eight-bedroom mansion in Wolfeboro. Nine puppies were collected at another property. Several dogs had the run of sections of the dilapidated mansion where the operation…

June 18, 2017
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Japan Passes Law Allowing Emperor Akihito To Abdicate

Akihito, 83, who has had heart surgery and treatment for prostate cancer, said in rare public remarks last year he feared age might make it hard for him to continue to fulfill his duties. POOL New / Reuters The soft-spoken Akihito, the first Japanese emperor who was never considered divine, has worked for decades at home and abroad to soothe the wounds of World War Two, fought in his father…

June 10, 2017
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Trump’s Climate Withdrawal Is An Impeachable Offense

These 22 senators wrote to Trump, asking him to pull out of the accord. The president and the senators put their own political and economic interests above the safety, security and indeed survival of the American people and the entire planet. Under the pact, the Obama administration promised to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 26 percent to 29 percent lower than 2005 levels by 2025. The United States is the second…

June 9, 2017
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General election: Sadiq Khan warns of ‘unsustainable’ police cuts – BBC News

Election campaign: Rolling live updates Reality Check: What has happened to police numbers? Met defends dropping inquiry into attacker The Tories said armed police numbers were increasing and officers had extra powers to deal with terrorists. Met Commissioner Cressida Dick has said a debate is needed on future resources in the wake of the London Bridge and Westminster attacks although a former terrorism law watchdog said linking the cuts to…

June 6, 2017
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Trump Sought Reassurance From Fox News Before He Dumped Climate Pact

The president sought a bit of hand-holding from a media organization not known for its science nor for its concern about global warming. I think he did the brave and courageous thing, and in fact I told him that this morning …when he called, said Guilfoyle, referring to the presidents controversial decision to back out of the Paris Agreement. I spoke to him about it, and this was something very…

June 2, 2017
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Trump Grants Ethics Waivers To 17 Top White House Staffers

President Donald Trumphas granted ethics waivers to at least 17 of his top White House aides, including chief strategist Steve Bannon, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and senior counselor Kellyanne Conway, in addition to four former lobbyists. The late Wednesday but granted on various dates, undermine Trumps campaign pledge to drain the swamp in Washington. They also reveal a president who is granting ethics waivers at an unusually rapid pace….

June 1, 2017
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California GOP Mayor Says Attracting Asians And The Gays Helps Reduce Crime

In a recentinterview with Vice magazine, Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parrissaid that increasing the Asian population and the gays, as he called members of the LGBTQ community,can do a lot of good for a city like Lancaster, which, as Vice pointed out, is now known for its neo-Nazis and meth labs. Parris, whos been described by friends as a staunch, conservative, Republican, no bull kind of guy, according to a…

June 1, 2017
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Kushner Following Trump’s Orders On Secret Russian Link, Former CIA Official Suggests

Reports that top White House adviserJared Kushner attempted to establish a secret communication link with Russiahas an ex-CIA official wondering if he was acting on his or following orders and if so, whose orders. Mudd was referring to last weeks Washington Post report that Kushner met in December with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. to discuss establishing a secret communication channel to the Kremlinthat could not be monitored by…

May 30, 2017
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REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

Trumps advisers are planning to establish a war room to combat mounting questions about communication between Russia and his presidential campaign before and after Novembers presidential election, while bringing new aides into the White House, administration officials and persons close to Trump told Reuters. Upon Trumps return, the administration will add experienced political professionals, including Trumps former campaign manager, and possibly more lawyers to handle the Russia probe, which has…

May 27, 2017
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New Republican Bill Makes Suing Cops For Civil Rights Violations Really Tough

Under the Back the Blue Act, introduced on May 16 by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) in the Senate and Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) in the House, suing cops in federal court for violating the constitutional rights of civilians will be limited. So,even if the individual can prove their rights were violated by an officer, police departments would be able to claim an individuals injuries were a result of that persons…

May 27, 2017
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Man Arrested After Allegedly To Breach Cockpit During American Airlines Flight

A spokesperson for the airline confirmed to HuffPost that crew members on American Airlines Flight 31, which departed from Los Angeles, requested law enforcement to meet the aircraft at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport due to a disturbance. In response to the crew members disturbance report, U.S. Pacific Command deployed two F-22 Raptors from the Hawaii Air National Guard to escort flight AA31 into the Honolulu airport, Cmdr. Dave…

May 21, 2017
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Southern California D.A. Admits Jailhouse Snitches Are ‘Probably’ Liars

The interview comes from a preview of a 60 Minutes segment that will airSunday on CBS about the countys unfolding jail informant scandal, which HuffPost has been reporting on since it began to explode in 2014.In the segment, 60 Minutes correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi interviews longtime Orange County informant Mark Cleveland about the ways he has helped Rackauckas and his office. Cleveland claims in the interview that he worked directly with…

May 20, 2017
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Interior Secretary Claims He’s Made No Decision On Bears Ears. His Comments Raise Some Doubts.

E&E News reported Friday that San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman told the publication Zinke disclosed his plans during a meeting with the commission earlier this month. Like We got a chance to visit with [Zinke]in his office, and our message was that wed like to see Bears Ears National Monument rescinded, Lyman reportedly told E&E. He said, Well, let me tell you what Im thinking: Not only should that…

May 20, 2017
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Trump Fired The FBI Chief. Now An FBI Veteran Is Hired To Probe The Trump Team

The newly named special counsel, Robert Mueller, was James Comeys predecessor as FBI director. He and Comey drew widespread attention, and admiration, in an infamousshowdown during the George W. Bush administration. Mueller was the longest-serving head of the bureau since J. Edgar Hoover, holding the position for 12 years. The 2001 George W. Bush appointee was set to step down in 2011 but was asked to stay on by President…

May 18, 2017
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