Did Trump just admit that he tried to fire Mueller and Sessions?

  1. Did Trump just admit that he tried to fire Mueller and Sessions?  Washington Post
  2. 5 things for August 30: Don McGahn, Syria, duck boat wreck, China, Uber  CNN
  3. Trump Says McGahn Didn’t Stop Him From Firing Mueller, Sessions  Bloomberg
  4. In closed-door meeting, Trump told Christian leaders he got rid of a law. He didn’t.  NBCNews.com
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Google updated its site to admit it still tracks you even if you turn off Location History

  1. Google updated its site to admit it still tracks you even if you turn off Location History  The Verge
  2. Google clarifies how it tracks users even with Location History off  Engadget
  3. Google clarifies its location tracking help page for confused users  Siliconrepublic.com
  4. AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not – AP News  AP News
  5. Google collects Android users’ locations even when location services are disabled  Quartz
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'It's 1-0 to them right now,' Swedish police admit, as hunt begins for crown jewel thieves 

'It's 1-0 to them right now,' Swedish police admit, as hunt begins for crown jewel thieves A major manhunt was underway in Sweden on Wednesday as police scrambled to track down a pair of thieves who robbed the country’s crown jewels in broad daylight before escaping on a speed boat. In a daring heist reminiscent of Blake Edwards’ Pink Panther films, the crowns of King Karl IX and Queen Kristina, as well as a royal orb, were snatched from Strängnäs Cathedral by two men on Tuesday around lunchtime. Police raided two locations in Strängnäs on Wednesday but admitted they were struggling to find any clues. “It’s 1-0 to them right now,” police spokesman Thomas Agnevik told Swedish reporters. “It is not possible to put an economic value on this, it is invaluable items of national interest.” The 1611 gold burial crowns belonging to King Karl IX and his wife Queen Christina were originally interred with the couple but were later exhumed and had been on display in a locked cabinet in the cathedral, 60 miles west of Stockholm. Another police spokesman, Stefan Dangardt, said Interpol had been brought in to help apprehend the jewel thieves, along with Swedish helicopters and canine units. Peter Sellers in The Pink Panther “Several people were seen leaving the church by boat or water scooter after the theft. We have spoken to witnesses, but we are interested in further information from anyone that has made any observations,” he added. Tom Rowsell, who was having lunch outside the cathedral where he is to be married this weekend, told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet he saw two men dash from the building toward a motorboat waiting on Lake Malaren. “I saw a white little boat with an outboard motor on the back. The two men hurriedly jumped on board and it sped off,” he said. “I knew immediately they were burglars, because of the way they were behaving,” he added. The police have issued vague descriptions of the thieves: one is said to be skinny and wearing a light beige jacket with dark long pants. The other is roughly six feet tall, heavier, and was wearing a dark jacket It is not the first time robbers have whisked away the jewels of European royalty. In 2013, King Johan III’s burial regalia was stolen from Vasteras Cathedral. It was recovered several days later in a garbage bag left on a a countryside road, following an anonymous tip. Britain’s own crown jewels were nearly stolen in 1671 by Anglo-Irish Colonel Thomas Blood, who was captured as he fled the Tower of London with St Edward’s Crown, the Scepter with the Cross, and the Sovereign’s Orb. 

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Salisbury's fears continue after police admit there could be more Novichok out there

Salisbury's fears continue after police admit there could be more Novichok out therePolice have admitted there could still be traces of deadly Novichok nerve agent in Salisbury, prompting renewed concern over the safety of residents and the continued impact on the city’s tourism economy. The warning came after officers discovered a small glass bottle at the Wiltshire home of Charlie Rowley, which has since tested positive for the chemical. Mr Rowley’s girlfriend Dawn Sturgess, 44, died in hospital last Sunday evening after being exposed to the nerve agent the previous weekend. Salisbury couple He was also taken to hospital critically ill, but has since regained consciousness and has been interviewed by police. It is thought Mr Rowley, 45, was able to help detectives as to the whereabouts of the source of the contamination when he emerged from his coma last week. The rise of biological and chemical weapons After Salisbury, how ready is the UK? Further tests on the bottle and its contents are now being carried out and it is hoped it could provide crucial evidence to prove who attacked the former Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in March. But announcing the discovery of the bottle as “a significant and positive development”, Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the Head of UK Counter Terrorism Policing, also warned: “We cannot guarantee that there isn’t any more of the substance left and cordons will remain in place for some considerable time. This is to allow thorough searches to continue as a precautionary measure for public safety and to assist the investigation team.” AC Basu added: “The safety of the public and our officers remains paramount and we are continuing to work closely with Wiltshire Police, scientists, health experts from Public Health England and other partners.” PHE has maintained its advice to the public not to pick up any discarded object in the Salisbury area, such as containers, lids, syringes, needles, cosmetics, which could contain liquid or gel. Scotland Yard said tests at the Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down, Wiltshire, had confirmed to that the substance contained in the bottle was Novichok and further tests are being carried out to establish whether it came from the same batch that contaminated Mr Skripal and his daughter. Police outside the home of Charlie Rowley, 45, in Muggleton Road in Amesbury, Wiltshire, where a bottle containing Novichok was found Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Police yesterday said their search teams had recovered over 400 exhibits, samples and items as part of the ongoing police investigation. Scotland Yard also warned that searches for any other potential sites or sources of contamination  are expected to continue for several weeks, if not months. AC Basu described the investigation as “one of the most complex and difficult that UK policing has ever faced”. But the fact police have yet to confirm how the bottle came into the possession of Mr Rowley and Miss Sturgess and where they found it has left Salisbury residents deeply uneasy. Novichok poisoning – Salisbury – Amesbury timeline and map It is thought they may have come across it in Queen Elizabeth Gardens, close to the centre of Salisbury, before catching a bus to Mr Rowley’s home, where they collapsed within hours of each other. The large park has since been sealed off by police. Sabrina Burr, 38, who lives less than 200 metres away from Mr Rowley’s home in Muggleton Road, Amesbury, said: “I can’t believe that something so deadly could be so close. It’s scary to think what could have happened, children play around here, what if something happened to them? “I’m quite concerned that anyone around here could have been exposed, it makes me a little angry. Is there more of it?” Ms Burr added: “I’m happy police have found it but I hope this is the only source of it, if they could just pick it up, then anyone could.” Officers yesterday continued their forensic examination of Mr Rowley’s home, where a fire engine and a special incident response ambulance remained in position. Another of Mr Rowley’s neighbours said she is now scared to let her children play either on the green next to his home or in Queen Elizabeth Gardens. She said: “It’s really scary knowing that something that can kill you so easily was just hundreds of metres away from my home and children. “You would see Charlie and Dawn around, they were always very nice, but to think they were carrying something so deadly is horrible.” She added: “It’s scary that they were able to just pick it up off of the floor. I hope there isn’t anymore, but you just never know, I don’t think we will ever know for sure.” Matthew Dean, leader of Salisbury City Council, told The Sunday Telegraph: “A very big question remains over how the container got there and if it was found by one of them in Salisbury what are the implications for the people of the town.” Yulia Skripal, who survived a Novichok assassination attempt on her and her father Sergei, a former Russian spy Credit: Dylan Martinez/PA The impact of the second Novichok poisoning has left Salisbury’s economy reeling, just as it was starting to recover from the fall out of the attack on the Skripals. Footfall in local shops has dropped by an estimated thirty per cent, a similar drop to that which followed the Skripal attack – but at a time when the cathedral city should be busy with tourists. Local sources say many American coach parties have simply stopped coming to Salisbury, a favourite location close to Stonehenge. The Government is to provide a £5 million recovery package for the city to support businesses, boost tourism and meet unexpected costs. Mr Dean said: “People are very nervous about the continuing economic impact on the area. We have had very poor tourist numbers this year, despite the good weather. People are very concerned about that especially after they had started to feel they had turned a corner after the March attack.”

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Officials admit they may have separated family – who might be US citizens – for up to a year

Officials admit they may have separated family – who might be US citizens – for up to a yearThe complications the government has run into foretell a troubled road ahead. The Department of Justice (DoJ) told a federal judge Tuesday that it may have mistakenly separated a father and toddler who could both be US citizens for as long as a year, in the process of enforcing the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) called the revelation “horrific” and blamed the administration’s poor execution of the practice of family separations.

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Russia Should Admit It Uses Mercenaries

  1. Russia Should Admit It Uses Mercenaries  Bloomberg
  2. Why Trump’s Montana rally was scarier than normal  Washington Post
  3. Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart — Or His Handler?  New York Magazine
  4. Trump and Putin and human rights — the US cannot turn a blind eye to Moscow’s abuses at next week’s summit  Fox News
  5. Trump-Putin face nuclear options at Helsinki summit  Financial Times
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A Volcano Eruption Killed More Than 100 People In Guatemala. Officials Admit The Warnings Came Too Late.

  1. A Volcano Eruption Killed More Than 100 People In Guatemala. Officials Admit The Warnings Came Too Late.  BuzzFeed News
  2. Search Has Been Suspended After Guatemala Volcano Eruption, 109 Deaths Confirmed  TIME
  3. The Guatemala Volcano Eruption: Before and After a Deadly Pyroclastic Flow  New York Times
  4. The Latest: Guatemala says 109 confirmed dead from volcano  Washington Post
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Did Giuliani admit Trump obstructed justice in firing Comey?

  1. Did Giuliani admit Trump obstructed justice in firing Comey?  Yahoo News
  2. Giuliani clarifies comments about Trump, Stormy Daniels payment  NBCNews.com
  3. Rudy! Rudy! Rudy! (and the rest of Trump’s week)  CNN
  4. Trump’s tower of lies is crumbling  Washington Post
  5. Trump Chides Giuliani to ‘Get His Facts Straight’ on Stormy  U.S. News & World Report
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