[b] [/b]A former client at the Veterans Home of California and three women he held hostage during an apparent hourslong standoff on Friday have been found dead, authorities said. Hostage negotiators spent hours trying to contact the gunman at the facility in Yountville until shortly before 6 p.m. they found him and three women dead, said Chris Childs, assistant chief of the California Highway Patrol's Golden Gate Division. The suspect was identified as 36-year-old Albert Wong of Sacramento, the Napa County Sheriff-Coroner's Office said. Wong was a client of The Pathway Home, a counseling program for veterans who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is on the property. He left the program two weeks ago, according to State Senator Bill Dodd. The victims were identified by the coroner's office as Christine Loeber, 48; Jennifer Golick, 42; and Jennifer Gonzales, 29. Loeber was the executive director of The Pathway Home and Golick worked there as a staff psychologist. Gonzales was a clinical psychologist with the San Francisco Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. "These brave women were accomplished professionals who dedicated their careers to serving our nation's veterans, working closely with those in the greatest need of attention after deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan," a spokesperson with The Pathway Home said in a statement. It's unclear if the women were chosen at random or had a connection with the gunman. Investigators are working to determine when during the standoff the deaths occurred. he Yountville facility is the largest veterans' home in the country, according to the California Department of Veterans. California Governor Jerry Brown said the shooting "tragically took the lives of three people dedicated to serving our veterans." "Our hearts go out to their families and loved ones and the entire community of Yountville," Brown said in a statement. The governor has ordered flags in the state's capitol to fly at half staff in tribute to the victims and their families. Source: Agencies
President Donald Trump’s national security team is looking at options to counter the threat of China spying on U.S. phone calls that include the government building a super-fast 5G wireless network, a senior administration official said on Sunday. The official, confirming the gist of a report from Axios.com, said the option was being debated at a low level in the administration and was six to eight months away from being considered by the president himself. The 5G network concept is aimed at addressing what officials see as China’s threat to U.S. cyber security and economic security. The Trump administration has taken a harder line on policies initiated by predecessor Barack Obama on issues ranging from Beijing’s role in restraining North Korea to Chinese efforts to acquire U.S. strategic industries. This month AT&T was forced to scrap a plan to offer its customers handsets built by China’s Huawei after some members of Congress lobbied against the idea with federal regulators, sources told Reuters. In 2012, Huawei and ZTE Corp were the subject of a U.S. investigation into whether their equipment provided an opportunity for foreign espionage and threatened critical U.S. infrastructure. Some members of the House intelligence committee remain troubled by security threats posed by Huawei and ZTE, according to a congressional aide. Issues raised in a 2012 committee report about the Chinese firms have “never subsided,” the aide said, adding that there was newer classified intelligence that recently resurfaced those concerns. “We want to build a network so the Chinese can’t listen to your calls,” the senior official told Reuters. “We have to have a secure network that doesn’t allow bad actors to get in. We also have to ensure the Chinese don’t take over the market and put every non-5G network out of business.” In Beijing on Monday, Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China prohibited all forms of hacking, but did not specifically address the 5G network security issue. “We believe that the international community should, on the basis of mutual respect and trust, strengthen dialogue and cooperation and join hands in addressing the threat of cyber attacks,” Hua told a regular news briefing. Major wireless carriers have spent billions of dollars buying spectrum to launch 5G networks, and it is unclear if the U.S. government would have enough spectrum to build its own 5G network. Furthermore, Accenture has estimated that wireless operators will invest as much as $275 billion in the United States over seven years as they build out 5G. Last year, T-Mobile US Inc spent $8 billion and Dish Network Corp $6.2 billion to win the bulk of broadcast airwaves spectrum for sale in a government auction. An AT&T spokesman said they could not comment on something they have not seen, and added, “Thanks to multi-billion dollar investments made by American companies, the work to launch 5G service in the United States is already well down the road.” Later this year, AT&T is set to be the first to launch mobile 5G service in 12 U.S. locations, the spokesman said. A Verizon spokesman declined to comment. Representatives for Sprint and T-Mobile did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Another option includes having a 5G network built by a consortium of wireless carriers, the U.S. official said. “We want to build a secure 5G network and we have to work with industry to figure out the best way to do it,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Axios published documents it said were from a presentation from a National Security Council official. If the government built the network, it would rent access to carriers, Axios said. A looming concern laid out in the presentation was China’s growing presence in the manufacture and operation of wireless networks. A concerted government push could help the U.S. compete on that front, according to the presentation. A 5G network is expected to offer significantly faster speeds, more capacity and shorter response times, which could be utilized for new technologies ranging from self-driving cars to remote surgeries. Telecom companies and their suppliers consider it to be a multibillion-dollar revenue opportunity. [i]Source: Reuters online[/i]
The US government partial shutdown is ending after Republicans and Democrats voted for a temporary funding bill. The Democratic leadership agreed to back the bill after accepting promises from Republicans for a debate later on the future of young illegal immigrants. President Donald Trump, who signed the bill on Monday evening, took a swipe at Democrats. It is the fourth temporary measure since October because Capitol Hill cannot agree a longer-term budget. The spending bill passed the Senate by 81-18 and the House of Representatives by 266-150 earlier on Monday. The so-called continuing resolution keeps the government funded until 8 February in the hope that Congress can reach a longer-term budget agreement in the meantime. Thousands of federal employees who had been placed on temporary, unpaid leave since Saturday breathed a sigh of relief. "It was essentially a lunch break," Tom Chapel, a scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, said. Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell said his party had "come to an arrangement" to negotiate on the Democrats' calls for an immigration deal. Democrats want protections from deportation for so-called Dreamers, more than 700,000 young immigrants brought to the US as children. But Republicans had insisted no agreement was possible while federal government services were closed. President Trump, a Republican, said in a statement: "I am pleased that Democrats in Congress have come to their senses. [i]Source: BBC[/i]
Stephen Paddock, the gunman who killed 58 people and injured more than 500 in Las Vegas on Sunday, set up a number of cameras in and around his hotel suite. Two cameras in the hallway and one in the peephole allowed him to see if "law enforcement or security" were approaching, police said. Officers are still trying to determine why Paddock, 64, opened fire on a concert from the Mandalay Bay Hotel. However, they do know there was a high degree of planning. The authorities in Las Vegas revised the death toll down from 59 on Tuesday evening, saying that one of the bodies was that of the gunman. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters: "This individual was pre-meditated. Obviously pre-meditated, the fact that he had the type of weaponry and the amount of weaponry in that room. "It was pre-planned extensively and I'm pretty sure he evaluated everything he did in his actions." Undersheriff Kevin McMahill suggested the attack may have stopped when Paddock was disturbed, shooting a security guard. The shooting - the worst in modern US history - has sparked debate over US gun laws, but President Donald Trump has said the discussion over what, if anything, needs to be done was "not for now". He earlier described Paddock as "a sick man, a demented man". But a senior US homeland security official, speaking on condition of anonymity to news agency Reuters, said there was "no evidence" of "mental illness or brain damage". Nor have police found links to any foreign or domestic terrorist organisations. Paddock, who appears to have killed himself before police stormed his hotel room, had no criminal record and was not known to police. However, police found 23 guns in Paddock's hotel room, as well as firearms and explosives at his home. In total, across three locations, 47 firearms have been recovered, officials said.Photos from the hotel room of guns used in the attack have been obtained by Boston 25 News. Police still consider the woman thought to have been his girlfriend, Marilou Danley, "a person of interest", he said, adding they were "in conversation". Ms Danley had been in the Philippines, but flew out of the country, the Philippine immigration bureau spokeswoman told reporters and has now arrived in Los Angeles. The shooting has prompted calls for reform to US gun laws. But Mr Trump - who has been backed by the National Rifle Association, and spoke often of protecting the Second Amendment during his campaign - has tried to steer clear of leaning too far either way. After visiting Puerto Rico on Tuesday, he said "perhaps that [time] will come" for a debate. Earlier, he had said: "We'll be talking about gun laws as time goes by." Mr Trump, whose position on gun control has changed over the years, gave no further detail. Mr Trump also declined to call the attack domestic terrorism.
US President Donald Trump has warned Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro strict language. In view of the withdrawal of law enforcers from the house of two opposition leaders in Venezuela, Trump says, 'Be personally liable for their safety' Maduro In a statement on Tuesday, Trump warned. He urged Maduro to release all political prisoners as quickly as possible and unconditionally. This information was made on Wednesday in a BBC online report. Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezma were arrested in connection with the elections called on Maduro. They were picked up from the house on Tuesday and imprisoned in a military prison. Elections were held in the country on Sunday to form the constitutional constitution and to hand over the constitution to the constitution. Opposition tried to resist this by boycotting the election. 10 people were killed in violence and protests in the center of the election. Opponents claim that Maduro gave the election to collect power. Maduro demanded victory over 40 percent of the votes in the elections, but himself He said that this election is a revolution for peace and unity in the country. But the opposition demanded that about 90 percent of the voters did not go to the polling station. On Tuesday, after the release of Lopez and Ledezama, the opposition announced that they will launch nation-wide protests on Thursday. The constitutional council will be sworn on this day.
In the United States, a teenage girl was beaten to death after abduction. Police recovered the body of the girl from a pond on Sunday night. The victim named Nabara Hasenen (17). His house at Reston. Police have arrested 22-year-old youth in this incident. Police and All Dulce Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) said that 4/5 young boys, including Nabar, were returning safely from a restaurant on Sunday night. At this time a man chases a motorcycle and follows them. While others were able to run inside the nearest mosque, they were stuck behind, but the Nabara fell behind. Nabara disappeared after this incident. ADAMS, Laudown and Fairfax District Police quickly started searching for him. Nabar's body was recovered from a pond at Starling, around 3pm the following day. Police have detained a motorcycle driver during suspicious journey in the area. Nabar's mother told the journalists that intelligence officials told her that Nabar's body was marked with iron bat. In an statement, the ADAMs said, "We are shocked at this incident among our community. Now is the time to pray together and keep our children in sight. '
Libyan police arrested Manchester United's suicide bomber Salman Abedi's father and two brothers ">They were detained in Tripoli last Libyan capital on Wednesday and Wednesday. Salman was born in London, but his house is in Tripoli in Libya. After the blasts in Manchester, the British administration became active in search of his family when Salman's name was up. The Libyan family was contacted by Manchester City in connection with the Libyan administration. On Wednesday, Salman's father Ramadan Abadi and brother Hashem Abedi were detained by Libyan police's counter-insurgency branch Tripoli. ">Earlier, another brother Ismail was arrested on Tuesday. Libyan former security officer Abdel Basit Harun said he personally knew the Ramadan episode. He was a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group since 1990. ">This group was associated with Islamic State. Haroon also said that Ramadan Abadi believed in Salafi's doctrine of extremism. And Islamic State and al-Qaeda believe in this extremism.
A federal judge has put a nationwide block on US President Donald Trump's week-old executive order temporarily barring refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The temporary restraining order issued by US District Judge James Robart in Seattle on Friday will remain valid nationwide pending a full review of a complaint by Washington attorney general Bob Ferguson. "The constitution prevailed today," Ferguson said, describing the judge's decision as historic. "No one is above the law - not even the president."I said from the beginning it is not the loudest voice that prevails in a courtroom, it's the constitution," he added, pointing out that Robart was appointed by Republican president George W Bush. Friday's ruling was not the first to challenge the travel ban, but it was the most sweeping as it effectively vacated the main tenets of the order. Gillian Christensen, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security, said the agency does not comment on pending litigation. Ferguson said the order technically means that anyone with a valid visa must be allowed entry into the country by Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The US state department is working with the Department of Homeland Security to work out how Friday's ruling affects its operations, a spokesman told a news agency, and will announce any changes affecting travellers as soon as information is available. The justice department made no immediate decision on an appeal but said in a statement it would determine its next steps after reviewing the written order. It was unclear, however, whether the Trump administration would mount a legal challenge or whether federal border agents would abide by the ruling. Source: Agencies
US President-elect Donald Trump said on Twitter Tuesday that he will hold a press conference on January 11. It would be Trump`s first official press conference since July 27, and his first as president-elect. He has done a handful of one-on-one interviews and has taken questions from reporters in more casual settings — including one occasion in Florida last week. The president-elect said in December he would hold a press conference before his inauguration to discuss potential conflict-of-interest issues surrounding his business interests and his incoming administration. It was unclear from Trump`s announcement what he would discuss during the January 11 affair. He described it only as a "general news conference." Trump made headlines during his last official appearance in front of reporters in July, when he made a direct appeal to Russia to dig up what he described as missing emails belonging to Hillary Clinton, his former Democratic presidential rival. Since then, the US has officially accused Russia of hacking Democratic organizations, and the Obama administration has leveled new sanctions against the Kremlin — including the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats from the US. Russian President Vladimir Putin responded by expressing hope for stronger ties to the US via the incoming Trump administration, a move that Trump has applauded.
Attackers dressed in Santa Claus suits opened fire inside a packed Istanbul nightclub shortly after midnight on New Year’s Day, killing at least 35 people and wounding dozens more, Turkish officials said.Gov. Vasip Sahin of Istanbul Province called it a terrorist attack.The attack occurred about 1:15 a.m. at the nightclub, Reina, where as many as 600 people were celebrating the New Year, officials said.Mr. Sahin said the attackers — initial reports said there had been as many as three — had fired on the police before heading inside the club.“One person first kills the police officer outside, and then a civilian,” the governor said. “Inside, he rained bullets brutally, mercilessly over innocent people who were there just to celebrate the New Year and have fun.”The club overlooks the Bosporus — which separates Europe and Asia — and some clubgoers jumped into the water in their panic over the attack.Mehmet Kocarslan, the owner, told the Hurriyet news site that there had been increased security measures for the past 10 days after American intelligence officials had warned about an attack. He said the attackers had used Kalashnikov rifles.Television footage showed dozens of ambulances rushing to the scene and people fleeing, some walking with difficulty, arm in arm.Hurriyet said three assailants in Santa costumes had opened fire at the security staff members at the gate and stormed in. NTV, a Turkish channel, said the police were still searching for the attackers.On the European side of Istanbul, the neighborhood is an international travel destination known for its food stalls and vibrant night life. The area is a mix of stone, brick and wooden buildings along pedestrian lanes.PhotoTurkey is still recovering from a failed coup attempt that began on July 15 in which at least 265 people were killed.Though the effort sputtered in a matter of hours, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded with a sweeping, monthslong crackdown targeting dissidents across Turkish society. In addition to arresting thousands of military personnel suspected of involvement in the coup, hundreds of thousands of civil servants, educational workers and journalists have been purged.The coup and the assassination of the Russian Ambassador Andrey G. Karlov in Ankara on Dec. 19 raised concerns that the country’s security establishment has grown ineffective. The internal turmoil also raised doubts about how well Turkey will be able to participate in international counterterrorism efforts, especially with regard to the Islamic State.In the wake of the crackdown, protests against Mr. Erdogan have led to frequent clashes between demonstrators and the police. And reports of targeted attacks against civilians after martial law was declared in July have revived painful memories of the political violence Turkey experienced in the 1970s and 1980s.
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