stayontheblack.com

World

New wave of ransomware attacks leaves black screens

Maersk, a Dutch transport and logistics company, announced that "multiple sites and business units" had been shut down after a cyber attack, BBC reported. The spy agency has not publicly said whether it built Eternal Blue and other hacking tools leaked online by an entity known as Shadow Brokers. Therefore, it remains to be seen whether the patchwork was good enough or if the new ransomware was using the same vulnerabilities as WannaCry because not all people and organisations ...

World

Colombia takes big step to peace as rebels lay down guns

United Nations monitors "today have the entirety of the FARC's registered individual arms stored away", except for some that were exempted for transitional security at demobilization camps, the body said in a statement. That excluded some arms that were exempted for transitional security at rebel demobilization camps until August 1. The ELN started talks with the government this year, though it has been blamed for ongoing confrontations with state forces.

World

For a week, Fallon retakes the lead from Colbert

Russian intelligence. Hardcore fans, evidently, followed me everywhere. ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live clocked 1.963 million total viewers and tied Colbert's 0.42 demo rating; Kimmel's show aired a repeat on Friday. - "Now to be clear, all I said in that little clip there was that I was considering a run". "It's important to keep your eye on a comedian while he's in Russian Federation doing jokes".

World

BC NDP to introduce throne speech confidence motion Monday, vote Thursday

Judith Guichon will allow the NDP, formally backed by the Green Party with a four-year supply and confidence agreement, to form the government. Instead, Clark will self-centeredly demolish the legacy of ex-premier Gordon Campbell and the entire BC Liberal government of the past 16 years, leaving the party looking desperate, unprincipled and adrift.

World

North Korea: Otto Warmbier's death 'is a mystery to us'

Family members, friends and thousands of mourners bade farewell Thursday to Otto Warmbier, the American college student who died shortly after his release from North Korea in a coma. "To make it clear, we are the biggest victim of this incident and there would be no more foolish judgement than to think we do not know how to calculate gains and losses".

World

Supreme Court Partially Reinstates Trump's Travel Ban

A "bona fide" or "familial" relationship with a USA citizen is now required for travellers and refugees from Iran , Libya , Somalia , Sudan , Syria and Yemen wanting to enter the country in the next 90 days. Three of the court's conservatives said they would have granted Trump's request in full, including Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch . That order was blocked by the courts and the administration revised it to address some of the legal concerns.

World

Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish

When Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced her retirement in 2005 she did so on July 1, a few days after the end of the term. "As the court's most important Justice - at the center of the institution's ideological balance - Justice Kennedy's ability to bridge the divide between left and right on critical issues such as the right to access abortion can not be overstated", said Elizabeth Wydra, president of the Constitutional Accountability Center.

World

Federal judge considers fate of Texas 'sanctuary cities' law

The lawsuit, filed by the City of El Cenizo and others, argues the law violates both the Texas and USA constitutions. The law allows law enforcement officers to question the immigration status of people they detain or arrest. "I'm grateful for the DOJ's assistance in helping my office defend the lawful Senate Bill 4 ", Paxton said. Opponents say the law is unconstitutional and will create a chilling effect in immigrant communities.

World

Gerrymandering gave GOP 1 extra legislative seat

The analysis showed that Idaho is among the top 10 states in the country with the biggest "efficiency gap", or the percentage of seats won by Republicans beyond what would be expected based on their statewide average share of votes. Only 12 Republicans aren't facing a Democratic challenger in November's election this year, compared to 44 Republicans who ran unopposed or faced only a third party challenger in 2015.

World

Andres Romero wins BMW International Open

Stenson, the defending champion, went one better with a 69 as he joined Garcia , Richard Bland , Rikard Karlberg and Thomas Detry at 8-under. But Romero composed himself to rattle in the birdie chance which gave him the outright clubhouse lead ahead of Detry, who had stormed to the turn in 31 but missed a number of crucial chances on the back nine as he closed with a 66.

World

Israel strikes targets in Syria for 2nd day

Later, it announced that it had targeted the source of the fire and hit two tanks belonging to the Syrian military. According to the Israeli army, due to the ongoing internal fighting in Syria near Quneitra, the Israel Defense Forces has requested farmers and civilians not to Valley of Tears in the Golan or the Quneitra salient.

World

Court says Ivanka Trump must testify in knock-off shoes suit

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan said that Trump must spend two hours answering questions about the shoe in question. Trump stopped selling another shoe model similar to an Aquazzura design after the Italian company complained, according to the lawsuit. The action claims Trump's Hettie sandal is "virtually identical" to Aquazzzura's Wild Thing shoe.

World

South Korea wants North Korea to host some 2018 Winter Olympics events

He also stated he believed that North Korea's Masikryong Ski Resort has the potential to be a fantastic Olympic venue. South Korea considered sharing some events at the Seoul 1988 Olympics with the North. It is not the first time proposals for North Korea to host competitions at the Games have been mooted, with the suggestion having been raised back in 2015.

World

Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over United States student who died

The Rodong Sinmum commentary suggests the US government is suffering from its own crisis, which could include "the impeachment of Trump", and that the president is considering launching a preemptive strike against North Korea because of his "tough situation" at home.

World

Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

Randolph was charged Friday with two first-degree felony counts of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury. During multiple interviews, however, Randolph's account of what happened kept changing, officials said. A bond has not been set, and we don't know whether or not she's hired an attorney. It happened May 26 in Parker County when the mother found her children playing inside the auto, according to the Parker County Sheriff's Office.

World

White House denies Trump wants Mueller out, but heat's on

Allies of the President cast doubt on the idea that Mr Trump would take such a drastic step, and officials said Mr Ruddy had not met Mr Trump directly while visiting the White House on Monday. In the interview, Mr Ruddy said Mr Trump had considered replacing Mr Comey with Mr Mueller, who served as Federal Bureau of Investigation director during the George W.

World

Senate passes sweeping sanctions bill targeting Iran, Russia

The Senate on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly - 97 to 2 - to add the Russian Federation measure to a bill sanctioning Iran for its work to develop ballistic missile technology, in a bipartisan rebuke to Trump's suggestions about improving relations with Russian Federation.

World

Frank Kush, who built ASU into a powerhouse, dies at 88

Frank Kush , a former Michigan State All-America guard and longtime football coach at Arizona State , died Thursday. Arizona State tweeted out a tribute to Kush this afternoon. Although he was only 5-9, 180 pounds, Kush combined excellent quickness and sound technique, often disrupting plays before they even got started. His 1975 team was his finest, going 12-0 finishing second in the national rankings.

World

Sears announces 20 more closings, including Harlem Avenue store

Those closings - including 18 Sears and two Kmart stores - follow 150 stores Hoffman Estates-based Sears shuttered in the first quarter of this year and another 66 expected to close by early September. Sears and Kmart will be closing a number of stores in addition to previously announced closings, according to a Business Insider report . Sears Canada Inc.

World

A Refrigerator Started The London Fire That Killed 79

A spokesman for the firm said: "In view of the focus on rainscreen cladding systems and the insulation forming part of them, Celotex believes that the right thing to do is to stop the supply of Celotex RS5000 for rainscreen cladding systems in buildings over 18 metres tall with immediate effect, including in respect of ongoing projects, pending further clarity".

World

Opposition Chooses Meira Kumar As Its President Candidate

Congress spokesperson R.P.N Singh, however, refused to comment on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's decision to support Kovind. Following hours-long negotiations led by the main Congress party, 72-year-old Meira Kumar was named as the opposition s nominee for the presidential polls on July 17 when Pranab Mukherjee s term ends.

World

British PM Theresa May apologises to own MPs for 'election mess'

Latest counting showed that May's Conservative Party has lost its slim majority and with only 318 seats won, needs another eight to form an outright majority. Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, leaves a cabinet meeting at Downing Street in London . This could also mean talks with the European Union might not begin on June 19 as expected.

World

Trump confirms he is being investigated over Comey firing

Once the president fired Comey , though, things appear to have changed. She said Trump has "embarked on an effort to undermine anyone with the ability to bring any misdeeds to light" and the Senate shouldn't let that happen. Comey was sacked on 9 May, and initially the White House cited his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server as the reason for his termination, releasing a memo authored by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein as a basis for this ...

World

Tusk holds out hope that Brexit can be reversed

Some 9 months later, on March 29, 2017, British Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty, which deals with exit from the European Union , initiating a two-year process of negotiations with Brussels .

World

Dems come up short in special elections, but find a silver lining

When Brown decisively won the office long occupied by the late-Democratic Sen. Wednesday, Pelosi stressed that now was the time for Democrats to come together. According to the CRP, Pelosi ranks third in generosity to other candidates over the past 27 years, behind Hoyer ($11.8 million) and former Speaker John Boehner , R-Ohio ($11.1 million).