Sen. Graham disappointed in Bergdahl sentence

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl leaves the Fort Bragg courtroom facility as the judge deliberates during a sentencing hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C., Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)Sen. Lindsey Graham says he's "incredibly disappointed" in the sentence Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl received from a military judge.The South Carolina Republican, who served as an Air Force lawyer for more than 30

Sister of NY attack suspect says he may have been brainwashed

Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in the New York City truck attack, is seen in this courtroom sketch appearing in Manhattan federal courtroom in a wheelchair in New York, NY, U.S., November 1, 2017. Photo: REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg The sister of the Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York said her brother might have been brainwashed and appealed to

Sheriff: Las Vegas shooter had lost money, been depressed

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo discusses the Route 91 Harvest festival mass shooting at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department headquarters in Las Vegas on October 9, 2017. Lombardo says the gunman who killed 58 people at a concert last month had lost a significant amount of money in the previous two years and that it may be a “determining

Ankara may give up S-400 deal under U.S. pressure

An S-400 missile system pictured in aRussian base inSyria's northwestern province of Latakia on Dec. 16, 2015. Photo: Xinhua/AFPTurkey's bid to buyRussian S-400 air defense system risks falling through under increasing U.S. and NATO pressure, analysts told Xinhua.Ankara may back out by citing Russian unwillingness to transfer the technology as a pretext, said Hasan Koni, a professor of public international

After truck attack, NYC circles the wagons around marathon

Photo: APIn a city shaken by its deadliest terrorist attack since 9/11, police are promising an unprecedented security effort to try to secure a soft target spanning five boroughs and 26.2 miles: the New York City Marathon.City officials have sought to calm the nerves of more than 50,000 runners and huge crowds of onlookers expected to line the marathon route

Some 700 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, 23 found dead

Photo: ReutersRescuers pulled 700 boat migrants to safety in the Mediterranean and found 23 bodies during one operation on Friday, an Italian coastguard spokesman said, the second loss of multiple lives recorded in the area so far this week.SponsoredAfter around three years of mass arrivals, the number of migrants reaching Italy has fallen sharply since July, when Rome struck a

US launches first air strikes against ISIS fighters in Somalia

Johannesburg - For the first time ever, US forces launched two airstrikes against ISIS fighters in Somalia on Friday.US Africa Command said the airstrikes targeted the country’s northeastern region early Friday, and were the result of coordinated efforts with Somalia’s government.The same source revealed "several terrorists" were killed as a result.One Somali security official said at least six missiles had

Fresh losses in Syria and Iraq push Islamic State 'caliphate' to the brink

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) fighters fire a cannon against Islamic State militants in Al-Qaim, Iraq November 3, 2017. REUTERS/StringerIslamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate was all but reduced on Friday to a pair of border towns at the Iraq-Syria frontier, where thousands of fighters were believed to be holding out after losing nearly all other territory in both countries.Forces in Syria

Police: Student put body fluids on roommate’s belongings

Photo: APA white Connecticut college student has been charged with smearing body fluids on her black roommate’s belongings, and police are saying it was a bias crime.West Hartford police disclosed Wednesday that University of Hartford student Brianna Brochu, 18, was charged Saturday with misdemeanor criminal mischief and breach of peace. Police also asked a judge to add a felony bigotry

Assaults in Syria and Iraq oust IS from border bastions

Photo: APSyrian troops ousted Islamic State extremists Friday from Deir el-Zour, a major city in eastern Syria, while Iraqi forces pushed into the group’s last major town across the border in Iraq in simultaneous assaults that dealt further territorial losses to the retreating militants.With their self-proclaimed “caliphate” crumbling, the extremists have lost almost all their urban strongholds in Syria and

Female lawmakers allege harassment by colleagues in House

Rep. Mary Bono, R- California, listens at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. (Photo - AP - Cliff Owen)For years, Republican Rep. Mary Bono endured the increasingly suggestive comments from a fellow lawmaker in the House. But when the congressman approached her on the House floor and told her he’d been thinking about her in the shower, she’d

IS says NYC truck attacker is 'caliphate soldier'

Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in the New York City truck attack, is seen in this courtroom sketch appearing in Manhattan federal courtroom in a wheelchair in New York, NY, U.S., November 1, 2017. Photo: REUTERS/Jane RosenbergIslamic State has claimed responsibility for a truck attack this week that killed eight people in the deadliest assault on New York City since Sept.

Ex-Argentina Vice President Boudou arrested in corruption case

Former Argentine Vice President Amado Boudou is escorted by members of Argentina's Coastguards as he arrives to a Federal Justice building in Buenos Aires, Argentina November 3, 2017. Photo: REUTERS/Martin AcostaAmado Boudou, who had been former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez’s economy minister and vice president, was arrested on corruption charges on Friday, becoming the second major official in her government

Canada imposes sanctions on 30 Russians over death of lawyer

A picture of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky is seen on his grave in the Preobrazhensky cemetery in Moscow March 11, 2013. Photo: REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky Canada imposed sanctions on Friday against 30 Russian officials that it said were complicit in the 2009 prison death of Sergei Magnitsky, an anti-corruption lawyer who was jailed after alleging a massive tax fraud.The measures - which

Ex-Argentine Vice President detained on laundering charge

Handout photo released by Naval Police showing the arrest of former Argentine vice President Amado Boudou(54) at his home in Buenos Aires on November 03, 2017. Photo: APFormer Argentine Vice President Amado Boudou has been detained on charges of illicit enrichment and money laundering, joining other members of the administration of former President Cristina Fernandez who are under arrest.A woman

Kenya's electoral amendments becomes law

A set of amendments to Kenya's electoral act passed into law on Thursday, which makes it difficult for the Supreme Court to annul the elections.

Norwegian lawmaker had attack suspect as driver

Eric Fleming, 41, stops by to express his condolences in front of a bike memorial where people leave flowers to remember the victims of the attack on November 2 in New York. Photo: APThe latest on the investigation into the deadly bike path attack in Manhattan (all times local):7:25 a.m.A Norwegian lawmaker says she remembers having the suspect in the

Paris trial of jihadi's brother: prosecutors appeal sentence

Abdelkader Merah process- Declaration of master Dupont Moretti in front of the press. (Photo: IC)PARIS — Paris prosecutors have decided to appeal the court decision that convicted a French-Algerian man of terrorism ties but found him not guilty of complicity in his brother's deadly attacks on a Jewish school and French paratroopers in the Toulouse region.Prosecutors said Friday that they

Gaza militant group: 5 members dead in Israel tunnel attack

Relatives of the three victims, killed in an Israeli attack on a cross-border tunnel, carry a dead body at Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis, Gaza on October 30. Photo: VCGThe Islamic Jihad, an Iran-backed militant group in Gaza, says five of its members who have been missing since Israel demolished a militant tunnel dug from Gaza into Israel this week

White House locked down

File photo shows north lawn ofWhite House inWashington D.C.,US. Photo: VCGThe White House is on lockdown and one person is in custody Friday morning after reports of "suspicious activity" along the North fence line of the 18-acre complex.The U.S. Secret Service tweeted: "Subject is in custody."Pennsylvania Ave. and Lafayette Park are also closed to pedestrians near the White House. Reporters

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