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Source: Common Domain

'We all started screaming': Two boys killed, mother seriously injured when sheriff's vehicle careens onto sidewalk

Sunday 02:27 GMT

Hernandez’s younger siblings, 7-year-old Jose Luis and 9-year-old Marcos, were walking home from school with their mother Thursday night when a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department sport-utility vehicle careened onto the sidewalk, slamming into all three.

The Sheriff’s Department SUV collided with another vehicle, and the force of that crash caused the SUV to veer onto the sidewalk, where it struck the mother and her children, said Officer Drake Madison, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman.

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Source: Washington Post

‘Any Russians’: Sessions pokes fun at fervor over Kremlin-related dealings in convention speech

Sunday 02:27 GMT

Three days after the top U.S. law enforcement official was grilled on Capitol Hill over his knowledge of Trump campaign dealings with Russians, Jeff Sessions opened a speech at the National Lawyers Convention in Washington on Friday by asking whether Russia’s former ambassador was in attendance — or anyone at all who had visited his country.

Got a cousin in Russia, so .?.?.”. Sessions has been under fire in recent weeks for his shifting account of his and other Trump campaign aides’ dealings with Russia.

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Source: Common Domain

Are we entering the age of the ‘petro-yuan’?

Saturday 20:01 GMT

“Moreover, a Chinese crude oil future denominated in yuan will not be convertible and would be under state influence since the government still maintains discretion over the yuan, raising concerns that pricing will favor state oil companies,” said Trinh.

Reports say that Saudi Arabia—the world’s largest oil exporter—might start to accept Chinese yuan USDCNY, -0.0181%  as payment for its usually dollar-denominated oil exports to China, after oil companies in Russia, Iran and Venezuela have done the same, according to Sue Trinh, head of Asia FX strategy at RBC.

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Source: Washington Post

Senate bill would impose new privacy limits on accessing NSA’s surveillance data

Sunday 02:27 GMT

A pair of senators on Friday released their bipartisan proposal to renew a powerful surveillance authority for collecting foreign intelligence on U.S. soil, but with a new brake on the government’s ability to access the data.

The bill from Sens. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) would require government agencies to obtain a warrant before reviewing communications to or from Americans harvested by the National Security Agency under the surveillance authority known informally as Section 702.

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Source: Common Domain

Video shows moments after sheriff's SUV hits pedestrians on sidewalk in Boyle Heights

Sunday 02:27 GMT

A security video obtained by The Times from Green Mill Liquor Store shows the moments after a sheriff’s SUV drove onto the sidewalk and hit the pedestrians.

Just moments before, the video shows a man walking through a parking lot next to the building abruptly turning and running toward the street just as the SUV appears, apparently reacting to the sound of the crash. Images from the scene show the crumpled right front side of the SUV and the tire folded under its mangled frame.

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Source: Common Domain

David Cunningham Jr., former L.A. City Councilman, dies at 82

Sunday 02:27 GMT

David Cunningham Jr., who succeeded Tom Bradley on the Los Angeles City Council in 1973 and emerged as a forceful voice at City Hall for African Americans, has died.

Cunningham, 82, died Wednesday at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center following a battle with cancer, said his son David Cunningham III. Cunningham, who served on the council until 1986, was a pro-business politician who championed social justice and civil rights issues.

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Source: Common Domain

Nevada wants to use untried execution drugs that pose risks

Sunday 02:27 GMT

For Nevada's first execution in more than a decade, state officials are turning to a never-before-tried combination of drugs, including a powerful painkiller that is fueling much of the nation's opioid epidemic and a paralyzing drug that could mask any signs of trouble.

The drugs carry serious risks, and their use in an execution could invite new shortages of medication used for surgery and pain relief.

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Source: Common Domain

Advisers Step Up Efforts to Root Out Elder Financial Fraud

Saturday 20:01 GMT

Financial advisers are increasingly using their ability to oversee client assets to root out and prevent one of the biggest problems facing older Americans: financial fraud.

Devin Pope, senior wealth adviser, Albion Financial Group, Salt Lake City: Mr. Pope has clients sign a form that gives him permission to speak with someone else about their financial situation if he believes they are losing mental capacity (and hence more likely to be victims of elder fraud).

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Source: New York Times

Franken Case Sets Off Debate Over Line Between Abuse and a Mistake

Sunday 02:27 GMT

A day after the latest in a dizzying series of sexual assault revelations enveloped Senator Al Franken and rattled the Capitol, politicians and comedians were left trying to assess the line between predatory behavior and an inexcusable mistake, as calls mounted for him to resign.

Mr. Franken, Democrat of Minnesota and a veteran of both comedy and politics — two industries under increased scrutiny for fostering cultures where sexual abuse is pervasive — was targeted by Republicans, including President Trump, who has himself been accused by multiple women of sexual harassment and assault.

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Source: NBC News

Russia again vetoes UN resolution on Syria chemical weapons inquiry

Sunday 02:27 GMT

Russia again vetoed a U.N. resolution Friday that would extend the mandate of the expert body charged with determining responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, dooming its operation and making it exceedingly difficult to hold anyone accountable for the deaths of hundreds of civilian victims.

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told the council after the vote the veto "shows us that Russia has no interest in finding common ground with the rest of this council to save the JIM.". "Russia will not agree to any mechanism that might shine a spotlight on the use of chemical weapons by its ally, the Syrian regime," she said. "It's as simple and sinful as that."

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Source: New York Times

For Now, Trump to Keep Ban on Importing Elephant Trophies

Sunday 02:27 GMT

President Trump on Friday reversed the government’s decision to start allowing hunters to import trophies of elephants that were killed in two African countries, pending a further review.

Ms. Sanders confirmed Friday that a near-total ban on the commercial trade of African elephant ivory implemented during the Obama administration would remain in place.

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Source: New York Times

Why Are Corruption Cases Crumbling Some Blame the Supreme Court

Sunday 02:27 GMT

In the last two decades, legal experts say, the United States Supreme Court has slowly eroded the country’s body of corruption laws, shifting the jurisprudential landscape in a manner that has raised the bar when it comes to prosecuting politicians accused of dabbling in dubious behavior.

In general, however, legal experts are more concerned that the Supreme Court’s rulings will make it harder not only for the government to win corruption cases, but also to maintain the verdicts on appeal.

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Source: New York Times

As Woman After Woman Accuses Roy Moore of Misconduct, One Leads His Defense

Sunday 02:27 GMT

With the furor over sexual misconduct allegations against Roy S. Moore only growing, it was his wife, Kayla Moore, who was at center stage on the Alabama Capitol steps on Friday, her gold cross earrings glinting in the sun as she defiantly defended her husband.

As Mr. Moore wages a two-front battle against the accusations by nine women of sexual misconduct and unwanted advances, and against Washington Republicans who want nothing more than for him to exit the race for an Alabama Senate seat, the limelight is shining on his most prominent defender: his wife.

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Source: Global News

Trump backpedals on elephant and lion trophy imports, says he’ll review ‘conservation facts’

Sunday 02:27 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump has said that he will put off a controversial decision to lift a ban on animal trophy imports until he reviews conservation-related factors.

Amid an uproar over his administration’s reversal of Obama-era laws banning the import of elephant and lion trophies, Trump tweeted Friday night that the measures would be delayed until further notice. U.S. President Donald Trump has said that he will put off a controversial decision to lift a ban on animal trophy imports until he reviews conservation-related factors.

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Source: Global News

Laurier university accused of censorship after TA reprimanded for playing gender pronoun debate clip

Sunday 02:27 GMT

WATCH: Wilfrid Laurier TA says University censored her for showing clip on gender pronouns. While the university said the meeting took place, they didn’t comment on it or respond to a request for interview from Global News.

The clip in question featured University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson, who has famously refused to use gender pronouns other than “he” or “she,” defending his position against a professor who argued it was necessary to use the pronouns that a person prefers to be called.

Source: NBC News

Keystone XL pipeline gets approval from Nebraska regulator

Today 07:03 GMT
Source: Global News

Germany’s Angela Merkel suffers blow after coalition talks collapse

Today 07:03 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Donald Trump plans to declare North Korea a state sponsor of terror

Today 07:03 GMT
Source: NBC News

Roy Moore’s political flaws existed before the allegations against him

Today 07:03 GMT
Source: NBC News

Charlie Rose suspended, apologizes, after sexual harassment accusations

Today 07:02 GMT
Source: Fox News

CBS, PBS star Charlie Rose suspended after sexual misconduct claim: 'I am greatly embarrassed'

Today 07:02 GMT
Source: DW

US puts North Korea back on terrorism sponsors list

Today 04:13 GMT
Source: Global News

‘Nashville’ TV show to end after 6 seasons

Saturday 20:01 GMT
Source: Global News

2016 Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Russians under further scrutiny

Sunday 14:30 GMT
Source: Global News

Bill passed to end five-week long Ontario college strike

Monday 19:08 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Quentin Tarantino movie about Manson era set to receive an $18-million California tax credit

Today 07:02 GMT
Source: Fox News

Kushner told Trump campaign staff to avoid meeting foreigners, lawyer claims

Sunday 03:20 GMT
Source: Global News

Tragically Hip, Alex Trebek appointed to the Order of Canada

Saturday 18:11 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Maverick fashion designer Azzedine Alaia dies aged 77

Sunday 14:30 GMT

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