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Source: The Guradian

GOP candidate improperly purged 340,000 from Georgia voter rolls, investigation claims

Saturday 19:05 GMT

Georgia secretary of state and gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp improperly purged more than 340,000 voters from the state’s registration rolls, an investigation charges.

“Brian Kemp has abused his power as secretary of state of Georgia to purge the voting rolls of Georgia primarily of black and brown people,” said Joe Beasley, an Atlanta civil rights activist. “If he had one ounce of integrity, he would have stepped aside as secretary of state, because you can’t referee an election in which you stand to be a winner.”

Source: Fox News

Sen. Susan Collins already facing post-Kavanaugh wave of potential Dem challengers

Saturday 19:05 GMT

Republican Sen. Susan Collins, with her impassioned floor speech and critical vote in support of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh, has in a matter of days become one of Democrats’ top political targets for the next election cycle.

A half-dozen Democrats, most of them women, already have emerged to voice interest in running against the Maine senator in 2020 – even as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., vows to fight to protect her seat.

Source: The Guradian

Amy Winehouse family signs deal to make biopic

Tuesday 11:47 GMT

It includes previously unseen footage of Amy and new interviews with her collaborators Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi.

Winehouse’s father Mitch said the family had been repeatedly approached regarding a biopic but previously felt “the time was not right”.

Source: Fox News

Stock futures may rebound ahead of earnings reports

Saturday 08:05 GMT

In Europe, London’s FTSE opened up 0.2 percent, Germany’s DAX was lower by 0.1 percent and France CAC was higher by 0.1 percent.

U.S. stocks fell Thursday after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tweeted that he will not attend the Saudi summit. On the economic calendar, traders will get the latest numbers on existing home sales.

Source: Global News

Canada joins other high profile figures in skipping Saudi investment summit

Saturday 00:36 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump has said that, during their recent conversation, the Saudi king firmly denied allegations that he or his crown prince had any knowledge of or role in the disappearance of Khashoggi, who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

The federal government has no intention of sending anyone to a major investment conference in Saudi Arabia next week at a time when Riyadh is the target of global outrage – and one source insists Ottawa never had plans to dispatch a delegation.

Source: Common Domain

Secrets of Wealthy Women: Mary Higgins Clark on What Motivates Her To Keep Writing

Saturday 08:05 GMT

The best-selling novelist reveals what motivates her, how wealth changed her, and what surprises her about having money in WSJ’s Secrets of Wealthy Women podcast

In this Secrets of Wealthy Women podcast with host Veronica Dagher, the Queen of Suspense explains how wealth changed her life and what surprises her about having money. “The funny part is, now that I can afford to buy anything I want I’m thoroughly bored with shopping,” she says.

Source: The Guradian

'I leave the car at home': how free buses are revolutionising one French city

Tuesday 11:47 GMT

One month after the French channel port of Dunkirk introduced free public transport for all, a small revolution is taking place.

“Before, I almost never took the bus, but the fact they are now free as well as the increase in the cost of car fuel has made me reflect on how I get about,” Contamin says. At the bus stop opposite the port, even the persistent drizzle and howling wind rocking the boats cannot dampen Marie’s enthusiasm.

Source: Global News

Earthquake early-warning system installed off coast of British Columbia

Saturday 00:36 GMT

An earthquake early-warning system tested off British Columbia’s coast could give residents anywhere from 20 seconds to two minutes to prepare before a quake.

The early-warning system can help reduce deaths, injuries and property losses, trigger trains to slow down, stop bridge and tunnel traffic, open bay doors at fire and ambulance halls, halt landings for incoming air traffic, and even allow surgeons to stop delicate procedures, the release says.

Source: Common Domain

Justice Neil Gorsuch’s Speech to Catholic Group Closed to the Media

Saturday 00:36 GMT

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch’s doctoral study on a conservative philosophy called natural law is a prime reason right-leaning legal thinkers recommended him to President Trump.

Chief Justice John Roberts’s Tuesday visit to the University of Minnesota Law School was broadcast on C-Span, as was Justice Stephen Breyer’s earlier stop at the Atlantic Festival in Washington and retired Justice John Paul Stevens’s appearance at the Institute for Learning in Retirement in Boca Raton, Fla.

Source: Fox News

While ripping Trump, media and Hollywood rush to cut ties to Saudis

Saturday 08:05 GMT

The media and political criticism of President Trump for his handling of the crisis with Saudi Arabia is growing louder.

The giant Hollywood firm Endeavor is giving the Saudis back a $400 million investment, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The CEO, Ari Emanuel, brother of Rahm, made the decision to return the dough, provided by a Saudi investment fund overseen by Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince who is suspected of either approving or acquiescing in the hit squad dispatched to deal with Khashoggi.

Source: Common Domain

Another Victim of the Trade Spat: U.S. Oil to China

Tuesday 11:47 GMT

U.S. oil exports to China have slowed to a trickle amid the trade spat between Washington and Beijing, in an abrupt reversal that is upending global crude trade flows and forcing American producers to find new buyers.

Changes have scrambled the global oil trade and hit the profits of shipowners as the lucrative route from the U.S. to China dries up

Source: BBC

Saudi account of writer's death challenged

Today 11:45 GMT
Source: Fox News

Trump on migrant caravan: 'Onslaught of illegal aliens' represents 'disgrace' to the Dems

Today 12:40 GMT
Source: Fox News

Mnuchin defends upcoming trip to Saudi Arabia in wake of Khashoggi killing

Today 12:40 GMT
Source: CTV

Canada Post workers to begin strikes in 4 Canadian cities if deal isn't reached by midnight

Today 12:41 GMT
Source: ABC News

Police in Mexico try to stop caravan of migrants determined to reach the US

Today 12:41 GMT
Source: DW

What is the INF nuclear treaty?

Today 12:41 GMT
Source: CTV

Taiwan train derailment kills 22, injures 171

Today 11:45 GMT
Source: Common Domain

My Shameless Quest for A ‘Skinny Mirror’

Wednesday 17:17 GMT
Source: Common Domain

A Guide to High-Tech Vanity Mirrors

Wednesday 07:00 GMT
Source: CBS News

Mega Millions' largest jackpot ever up for grabs: $667 million

Wednesday 02:27 GMT
Source: ABC News

Mega Millions prizes keep skyrocketing as 'people want to see bigger jackpots'

Saturday 21:49 GMT
Source: DW

Ukraine-Russian Orthodox church rift extends to Germany

Wednesday 09:58 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Treasury yields tick higher as stocks struggle for direction

Tuesday 19:07 GMT
Source: CBS News

Mega Millions jackpot leaps to record $868 million

Thursday 00:35 GMT

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