Republican Senator Jeff Flake and Democrat Chris Coons had said they would push the measure after Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions and tossed out more than a century of precedent to name Sessions chief of staff Matt Whitaker as acting attorney general on November 7.
The charges against couple Kate McClure and Mark D'Amico and former marine Johnny Bobbitt were announced in a news conference on Thursday in Burlington County, New Jersey. McClure and D'Amico denied that, telling the Inquirer they'd withheld a large share of it because Bobbitt was spending irresponsibly and had a drug problem, something Bobbitt has worked to beat and not disputed.
The North has reportedly expressed anger in recent days at South Korea's resumption of small-scale military drills with the United States. Moon responded by saluting the "strong Korea-U.S. Trump and Kim met in a historic summit in Singapore in June, where they signed a vaguely worded document on denuclearization of the peninsula. He also said that a lot of progress has been made, but there still remains much work to do ahead.
Saudi Arabia said 21 people are now in custody, with 11 indicted and referred to trial. The Saudi public prosecutor recommended the death penalty for five people who ordered and committed the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. The US Treasury Department has designated 17 Saudi Arabians for involvement in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, imposing sanctions that freeze any assets under US jurisdiction and prohibit Americans from dealings with them.
The South Korean government is busy defending North Korea against all critics to the point where it is fast becoming part of the problem the global community has to contend with. The report said Sakkanmol, the site closest to the border with South Korea and its capital Seoul, appears to be "active and being reasonably well maintained".
The Herald Sun has named veteran Melbourne cafe owner Sisto Malaspina as the victim of the brutal stabbing attack after he was reportedly stabbed on Bourke Street. At the shrine, across the river from the scene of the Bourke Street attack, an unobtrusive but increased police presence guarded a crowd of about 4,000.