Chelsea Manning Jailed For Refusing Grand Jury Testimony

U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga ordered her to remain incarcerated at the Alexandria jail either until she agrees to testify or until the grand jury’s term expires in 18 months. He also imposed fines that will kick in at $500 a day after 30 days and $1,000 a day after 60 days. Manning has offered multiple reasons for refusing to testify, but fundamentally says she considers the whole grand jury process to be unacceptable. He said he hopes that while incarcerated “Ms. Manning would reflect on the principles she says she’s embracing … and whether those views are worth the price she’s paying for them.” “Whatever you might think of her, Chelsea Manning is a principled person,” said her lawyer, …

Can Congress Steer The U.S. Away From War With Iran?

The Iran has a number of top Republicans attempting to rein in the president’s hawkish senior officials before potentially tens of thousands of U.S. troops are once again engaged in a bloody conflict in the Middle East. Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have renewed a push for a 2018 bill that would prohibit the U.S. from using funds for a war against Iran without first getting congressional approval. On Tuesday, Sen. tweeted. The United States abruptly ordered all its non-emergency staff to leave Iraq on Wednesday, and in the last week, American warships and bombers deployed to the Persian Gulf, the U.S. blamed Iran that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan presented plans to potentially …

Farmer Cuts Off Own Leg With Pocket Knife To Save His Life

The 63-year-old Nebraska grain farmer proved it recently when he cut off his left leg with a pocket knife in order to survive a tragic accident. inside a grain auger, a device designed to deposit grain in a bin, according to The KETV. “When it first happened, I remember thinking, ‘This ain’t good. This is not good at all.’”  So he decided drastic but necessary measures were in order. “I had my pocket knife in my pocket. I said, ‘The only way I’m getting out of here is to cut it off,’ so I just started sawing at it,” he told the station. ” Kaser then crawled home with his elbows so he could call for help. First responders soon arrived …

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Signs Nations Strictest Abortion Bill

strictest abortion bill on Wednesday, making it a felony in the state for a doctor to perform an “To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God,” she said in The new law is set to become effective within six months of her signature, but it’s expected to face a host of legal challenges. Ivey acknowledged Wednesday that the bill may be “unenforceable” for the foreseeable future but said she hopes it will prompt the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that ruled states may not put an undue burden on women seeking an …

Senior Tories press May to abandon Brexit deal talks with Labour

PMs Brexit adviser reportedly heads to Brussels to break deadlock as PM told to reject any Labour deal involving customs union Theresa May is under intense pressure to abandon cross-party Brexit talks, after a group of senior Conservative figures, including leadership contenders Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab, issued a strongly worded warning against any deal that involved a customs union. Mays cabinet, and Jeremy Corbyns shadow cabinet, are both due to take stock of the talks on Tuesday, with neither side optimistic about the prospects for an agreement that could secure a majority in parliament. Meanwhile, the prime ministers Brexit negotiator, Olly Robbins, was said to be travelling to Brussels for talks with EU officials on sacked earlier this month …

Senior Tories press May to abandon Brexit deal talks with Labour

PMs Brexit adviser reportedly heads to Brussels to break deadlock as PM told to reject any Labour deal involving customs union Theresa May is under intense pressure to abandon cross-party Brexit talks, after a group of senior Conservative figures, including leadership contenders Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab, issued a strongly worded warning against any deal that involved a customs union. Mays cabinet, and Jeremy Corbyns shadow cabinet, are both due to take stock of the talks on Tuesday, with neither side optimistic about the prospects for an agreement that could secure a majority in parliament. Meanwhile, the prime ministers Brexit negotiator, Olly Robbins, was said to be travelling to Brussels for talks with EU officials on sacked earlier this month …

Senior Tories press May to abandon Brexit deal talks with Labour

PMs Brexit adviser reportedly heads to Brussels to break deadlock as PM told to reject any Labour deal involving customs union Theresa May is under intense pressure to abandon cross-party Brexit talks, after a group of senior Conservative figures, including leadership contenders Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab, issued a strongly worded warning against any deal that involved a customs union. Mays cabinet, and Jeremy Corbyns shadow cabinet, are both due to take stock of the talks on Tuesday, with neither side optimistic about the prospects for an agreement that could secure a majority in parliament. Meanwhile, the prime ministers Brexit negotiator, Olly Robbins, was said to be travelling to Brussels for talks with EU officials on sacked earlier this month …

Pixel 3a review: the peoples Google phone?

Great camera and software make a bargain, let down only by middling performance and battery Googles latest phone, the Pixel 3a, offers the firms fantastic camera and software for less than 400, cutting a few corners on the way. The pitch for the Pixel 3a is simple: everything that made the Samsungs Galaxy S10+ or Honor View 20, one of its main rivals. Overall the Pixel 3a feels well made and fairly sturdy, if not quite as premium as similarly priced metal and glass rivals. When most people will put it in a case, that point is likely moot. Specifications Screen: 5.6in FHD+ OLED (441ppi) Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 RAM: 4GB of RAM Storage: 64GB Operating system: Android 9.0 Pie …

Man makes deepest-ever dive in Mariana Trench and discovers … litter

A retired naval officer dove in a submarine nearly 36,000ft into the deepest place on Earth, only to find what appears to be plastic On the deepest dive ever made by a human inside a submarine, a Texas investor found something he could have found in the gutter of nearly any street in the world: litter. Victor Vescovo, a retired naval officer, made the unsettling discovery as he descended nearly 35,853ft (10,927 meters) to a point in the Pacific Oceans Mariana Trench that is the deepest place on Earth, his expedition said in a statement on Monday. His dive went 52ft (16 meters) lower than the previous deepest descent in the trench in 1960. Undersea explorer Victor Vescovo pilots the …

Fresh faces on stage at the TV industry’s upfronts this week

New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. Brian Lowry emails: NBC’s three-year renewal of “This is Us” was one of the highlights of the network’s upfront announcement on Sunday, in advance of the formal presentation at Radio City on Monday. NBC called the deal “unprecedented” — which it isn’t, as anyone who remembers “Lost” can attest — but it IS emblematic of what’s become a play-it-safe approach, where stability is prized above all… >> NBC Entertainment co-chair George Cheeks, meanwhile, seemed to acknowledge the somewhat diminished role the broadcasters will occupy this week during a conference call, noting that there would be much discussion …

CNN 10 – May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019 TRANSCRIPT Click here to access the printable version of today’s CNN 10 transcript. CNN 10 serves a growing audience interested in compact on-demand news broadcasts ideal for explanation seekers on the go or in the classroom. The show’s priority is to identify stories of international significance and then clearly describe why they’re making news, who is affected, and how the events fit into a complex, international society. Thank you for using CNN 10 Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

It MAY snow in the Northeast this week. In MAY

(CNN)It’s mid-May, but winter apparently is not finished with parts of the Northeast, which could see yet more snow this week. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Sunday issued a state of emergency following the strong storms and flooding that started Wednesday, with multiple counties reporting major flooding. Damage possibly caused by tornadoes was reported in two counties, the governor’s office said in a press release. Southern Texas was hammered by thunderstorms and showers over the weekend, and the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center said the Upper Texas Coast and the Gulf Coast of western Louisiana has had “300-600% of normal rainfall” for this time of year. A new area of low pressure is expected from the Great Lakes Monday …

Melania Trump’s ‘Be Best’ pushes for kids’ well-being but she’s silent on vaccines

Washington (CNN)When first lady Melania Trump unveiled her “Be Best” platform last year, a key pillar of her signature initiative was promoting the “well-being” of children. But as a measles outbreak threatens the well-being of some US children, the first lady herself has yet to weigh in on vaccinations, thus far declining to speak out on a critical topic. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 764 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 23 states from January 1 to May 3 of this year, marking “the greatest number of cases reported in the US since 1994 and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000.” The highly contagious disease can spread among those who are unvaccinated, …

This class teaches people to act as first responders in a mass shooting

(CNN)Yvonne Bubienko stands over a flesh-colored dummy leg that appears to have suffered a deep and severe laceration. She takes an unrolled length of gauze and packs it deeper and deeper into the wound, filling the empty space beneath the surface of the skin. “I’m going to ask a provocative question,” Garrett says. “How many of you are comfortable touching someone else’s blood that you don’t know without gloves?” Almost no one reacts. “Notice that my hand’s not going up,” Garrett says, adding that — if possible — they should wear gloves to prevent the spread of blood-borne diseases. The first step, Garrett says, is to apply direct pressure to the wound, he tells the class, which can take care …

Julian Williams stuns Jarrett Hurd for unified junior middleweight title

The feisty Philadelphian sprung an emotional upset of the previously unbeaten Jarrett Hurd to capture the WBA and IBF junior middleweight titles on Saturday Julian Williams sprung a shocking upset of the previously unbeaten Jarrett Hurd to capture the WBA and IBF junior middleweight titles on Saturday night at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia. Williams, who went off as a 5-1 underdog in Hurds backyard, floored the champion in the second round on his way to a unanimous decision after 12 rounds of mostly close-quarters action by scores of 116-111 and 115-112 (twice) on the campus of George Mason University. The wildly entertaining scrap completed a comeback for the 29-year-old from West Philadelphia known as J Rock, who has won …

Trump Trade War Just Raised Taxes On Consumers By Tens Of Billions of Dollars

Tariffs on thousands of Chinese products totaling more than $200 billion each year that Trump originally imposed at 10 percent last September jumped to 25 percent just after midnight, thanks to Trump ramping up his trade war in hopes of forcing concessions. “Tariffs are NOW being paid to the United States by China of 25% on 250 Billion Dollars worth of goods & products. These massive payments go directly to the Treasury of the U.S.,” Trump wrote on Twitter, repeating the false claim he made to reporters Thursday about “all of the tariffs that China has been paying us for the last eight months ― billions and billions of dollars.” “No, no, no. No! Not so. False. Wrong. Nuh-uh,” said …