WASHINGTON | Mueller clears way for Michael Flynn sentencing

WASHINGTON | Mueller clears way for Michael Flynn sentencing

WASHINGTON— Special counsel Robert Mueller is ready for a judge to sentence former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, prosecutors said in a court filing Monday.

The move would bring Flynn’s involvement in the Russia investigation to a close nearly a year after he pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with Mueller’s team. Prosecutors had repeatedly delayed Flynn’s sentencing as the investigation continued. But in the latest filing, they say they no longer need more time, suggesting that U.S.

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PALO ALTO, CA | Eshoo Statement on Kavanaugh

PALO ALTO, CA | Eshoo Statement on Kavanaugh

PALO ALTO, CA — Today Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) released the following statement:

“I’m proud of my constituent for the courage she has displayed to come forward to tell her full story to the American people. In weighing her privacy and the consequences to herself and her family, she has demonstrated her willingness to risk these factors to present the truth.

“I am grateful to her for weighing these equities and choosing to speak out on one of the most consequential decisions in our country, an appointment to the highest Court in the land.

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Coca-Cola ‘closely watching’ cannabis in wellness drinks

Coca-Cola ‘closely watching’ cannabis in wellness drinks

The Coca-Cola Company says that it’s “closely watching” the growth of the use of a non-psychoactive element of cannabis in wellness drinks.

The statement Monday came after reports that the beverage giant was in talks with a Canadian cannabis company to create a cannabidiol-infused infused beverage.

Coca-Cola and Aurora Cannabis Inc. both declined to confirm the reports by BNN Bloomberg.

Shares of Aurora were up nearly 17 percent on the Toronto Stock Exchange on the report.

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Tech firms lead slide as trade worries weigh on US stocks

Tech firms lead slide as trade worries weigh on US stocks

A slide in technology companies helped pull U.S. stocks lower Monday, snapping a five-day winning streak for the market.

The sell-off came amid speculation that the Trump administration was preparing to impose tariffs on another $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. The two governments have already imposed 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion of each other’s goods, and another round of tariffs would represent a significant escalation in the trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies.

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WASHINGTON, DC | Rep. Grijalva Now Accepting Applications for Military Academy Nominations

WASHINGTON, DC | Rep. Grijalva Now Accepting Applications for Military Academy Nominations

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva is accepting applications for military academy nominations for the Fall 2019 academic year. A congressional nomination is required for entry into the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

“Each year, I have the privilege to nominate passionate and exceptional young people from across Arizona’s Third Congressional District to attend prestigious military academies,” said Rep. Raúl M.

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THESSALONIKI, Greece | Puppies found with severed heads in remote Greek village

THESSALONIKI, Greece | Puppies found with severed heads in remote Greek village

THESSALONIKI, Greece— Police in northeastern Greece say they are investigating the killing of seven puppies that were found dumped on the side of a road with their heads cut off.

Residents in the village of Lambro, outside the northeast city of Komotini, reported the incident late last week, and a formal investigation was opened by police on Monday.

Lambro resident Ali Mesut told The Associated Press: “The whole village is upset about what happened.

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United States | Secretary Pompeo To Deliver Remarks to the Media

United States | Secretary Pompeo To Deliver Remarks to the Media

United States – U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will deliver remarks to the media at 5:00 p.m. today, Monday, September 17, in the Treaty Room at the Department of State.

This event is open press coverage. The pickup time for video cameras is 4:30 p.m. for the C Street Lobby. The final access time for writers and stills is 4:40 p.m. from the C Street Lobby.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S.

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WARSAW, Poland | Polish judicial body suspended from European network

WARSAW, Poland | Polish judicial body suspended from European network

WARSAW, Poland — A European judicial body has suspended the membership of Poland’s national judiciary council, which appoints judges, citing laws eroding the judicial branch’s independence.
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e ruling Law and Justice party has passed laws over the past three years that give the executive and legislative branches new powers over the court system. Recent legislation forces many Supreme Court judges into early retirement.

The European Network for the Councils of the Judiciary said that “extreme circumstances” made Monday’s step necessary and called it “a very sad day.” It said Poland’s National Council of the Judiciary was a founding member and its members “very much respected.”

The development comes a day before the European Union will consider how to react what many members see as an erosion of rule of law in Poland.

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BEIRUT | Syrian TV reports suspected Israeli strikes on state company

BEIRUT | Syrian TV reports suspected Israeli strikes on state company

BEIRUT — Syria state media is reporting loud explosions in the Syrian coastal Latakia province, saying are likely from Israeli strikes targeting a state company for technical industries. A military official says more strikes targeted the provincial capital from the sea but Syrian air defenses intercepted them.

The state-run Al-Ikhbariya TV reported the explosions late Monday. Nearly half an hour later, it said the strikes continued. It showed footage of what appeared to fire in a pitch black area.

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