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Grieving orca mother releases dead calf after 17 days

- A grieving orca mother dropped the carcass of her newborn calf after carrying it for 17 consecutive days. Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research confirmed the orca mother, known as J35 or Tahlequah, was spotted without the dead calf for the first time in more than two weeks while chasing a school [...]

2018-08-14T12:35:16+00:00August 14th, 2018|

Top Norway minister resigns after breaking security protocol during Iran..

Norwegian Minister of Fisheries, Per Sandberg,and his girlfriend Bahareh Letnes, in Mandal, Norway, on Friday. Sandberg resigned from his position on Monday after a controversial private trip to Iran with his girlfriend of Iranian origin. Photo by EPA-EFE/ESPEN SAND Norway Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Norway's top fisheries minister resigned Monday after he admitted to breaching [...]

2018-08-14T12:27:38+00:00August 14th, 2018|

Bank VP: CEO pushed Manafort loans despite faulty application

A banker who approved $16 million in loans for Paul Manafort said Monday he wouldn't have done so if the bank's CEO hadn't pressured him during testimony on Day 10 of the former Trump campaign chairman's bank fraud trial. Federal Savings Bank Vice President Jim Brennan said he knew Manafort lied about his finances when [...]

2018-08-14T12:21:29+00:00August 14th, 2018|

Man rams crowd, gate at London Parliament in terrorist attack

BySommer Brokaw Police officers respond to a terrorist attack outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on Tuesday. Authorities said a number of people were injured by a car that crashed into a security gate outside the building. Photo by Will Oliver/EPA-EFE Aug. 14 (UPI) -- British authorities are investigating what they say appears [...]

2018-08-14T12:00:55+00:00August 14th, 2018|

FBI agent Strzok, who criticized Trump in text messages, is fired

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who came under fire by Republicans for sending text messages that disparaged Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, was dismissed from the bureau late Friday, his attorney said on Monday. Strzok is the third high-ranking person to be fired from the FBI during the Trump administration, including [...]

2018-08-13T19:13:44+00:00August 13th, 2018|

FBI agent, former Mueller investigator Peter Strzok fired

-- Peter Strzok, an FBI veteran who helped investigate potential Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential campaign, was fired by the bureau Monday, his lawyer said. FBI Deputy Director David L. Bowdich ordered the firing on Friday, attorney Aitan Goelman said. The termination occurred even though the FBI office that handles discipline decided that Strzok [...]

2018-08-13T19:08:38+00:00August 13th, 2018|

Mexican restaurant faces social media backlash for serving Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions attends a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House on July 18. On Friday, a restaurant owner in Houston faced criticism for serving Sessions during a recent visit. Photo by Olivier Douliery/UPI | License Photo Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The owner of a popular Mexican restaurant in Houston [...]

2018-08-13T13:55:48+00:00August 13th, 2018|

Khamenei rules out any military confrontation with U.S.:

AdibyNews ; Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday ruled out the possibility of any military confrontation with the United States, Iranian state TV reported. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is seen at the Hussayniyeh of Imam Khomeini in Tehran, Iran, August 13, 2018. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS “Recently, American officials have [...]

2018-08-13T12:21:40+00:00August 13th, 2018|

Baltimore police officer suspended after video of beating goes viral

AdibyNews: Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A Baltimore police officer has been suspended after a video that shows him severely beating a man went viral over the weekend. Interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle said he was "deeply disturbed" by the video and said the incident is under investigation. "While I have an expectation that officers are [...]

2018-08-13T12:15:18+00:00August 13th, 2018|

Kenya president urges citizens to arrest the corrupt

NAIROBI, Kenya – President Uhuru Kenyatta urged Kenya's young people on Sunday to make citizen's arrests of those suspected of corruption, a vice that is endemic in the country. Critics have called Kenyatta's regime the most corrupt of the four leaders that Kenya has had since gaining independence from Britain in 1963. With Kenyatta in [...]

2018-08-13T00:44:51+00:00August 13th, 2018|