Today's Intel

May 9, 2018

REUTERS

President Donald Trump said that three Americans detained by North Korea have been released and are on their way home with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

President Donald Trump's nominee to head the CIA will promise lawmakers she will never resume a program of harsh interrogations, often denounced as torture, that has been the major issue complicating her confirmation.

Dismayed European allies sought to salvage the international nuclear pact with Iran after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the landmark accord, while Tehran poured scorn on the U.S. leader.

Russia's Vladimir Putin watched advanced jets carrying a hypersonic missile he has touted as invincible scream over Red Square, days after the start of his fourth presidential term.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday an Israeli attack on Iranian military facilities south of Damascus had killed at least 15 people, including eight Iranians.

Amazon.com on Wednesday said it has set up model "smart" homes across the United States for shoppers to experience what it's like for voice aide Alexa to dim the lights, turn on the TV or order more laundry detergent.

State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey won the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in West Virginia on Tuesday, beating former coal executive Don Blankenship and calming the fears of party leaders who thought the brash ex-convict would spoil their chance to pick up a Senate seat.

Walmart agreed to pay $16 billion for a roughly 77 percent stake in Indian online marketplace Flipkart, the U.S. retailer's largest deal as it opens up another front to battle rival Amazon.com in one of the world's fledgling e-commerce markets.

Gunmen set off at least three explosions in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and then battled security forces from buildings they occupied in the latest in a spate of violence to rock the city.

U.S. producer prices barely rose in April after strong gains in the first quarter, held down by a moderation in the cost of both goods and services, which could ease fears that inflation pressures were rapidly building up.

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Emergency crews ordered Hawaii residents to leave their homes after two new fissures opened up near the Kilauea volcano, almost a week after it started a series of huge explosions.

Ongoing protests at the border between Gaza and Israel, now in their sixth week, are growing increasingly violent, as Palestinian demonstrators have reportedly begun using firebombs, burning tires and wire cutters to breach the barbed-wire border fence. Protesters who breached the barricade on April 27 attempted to cross into Israel, only to be repelled by Israeli soldiers, who fired at them with rubber bullets and live ammunition, killing three and injuring many others.

Mark Harris, a Baptist pastor with a long history of social conservatism, won the GOP primary in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District on Tuesday night, ousting Rep. Robert Pittenger.

Greg Pence on Tuesday won the Republican primary for Indiana's 6th Congressional District ― a seat his younger brother, Vice President Mike Pence, held for almost a decade.

Uber is dead set on bringing its ride-hailing service to the skies, and the company showed off its latest flying taxi prototype on Tuesday.

Yemen's Shiite rebels fired ballistic missiles at the Saudi capital on Wednesday, according to the rebels and the Saudi military, which said its air defense forces intercepted missiles in the skies over Riyadh and the southern city of Jizan.

'The Deodorant Challenge' is a test of endurance and involves spraying deodorant from an aerosol can directly onto a person's bare skin. The aim is to see who can hold it there the longest. Burn injuries were so bad that individuals may need a skin graft.

BBC

A young Canadian man who killed four people and injured seven others in a mass shooting in La Loche, Saskatchewan has been sentenced to life in prison.

Five new Australian parliamentarians have been ousted for holding dual citizenship when they were elected. Last year, 10 MPs and senators were removed from office for violating a constitutional rule that prohibits federal political candidates from being dual nationals.

A woman has been stoned to death in Somalia after a court run by militant Islamist group al-Shabab convicted her of polyandry, reports a news site affiliated to the militants. Shukri Abdullahi Warsame was accused of marrying 11 times, without divorcing previous husbands. She was buried neck-deep and pelted to death with stones by al-Shabab fighters.

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it is taking swift action to ensure that Ebola does not enter the country following a fresh outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

A former Chinese Communist Party official once tipped for a top leadership position has been sentenced to life in prison for bribery.

WND

"Dancing with the Stars" producers have shaken up the show by making it a shortened season this spring focusing on athletes only. When Fox News asked dance pro Gleb Savchenko what other themes he might like to see in the future, he said a same sex season in which the male pros would dance with famous men and the female pros with women celebrities.

The United States had a record 6.6 million job openings at the end of March. That's the most since the Labor Department started keeping track in 2000.

A cheer squad in East Hanover, New Jersey, is about to get very crowded because one mother complained that her teenage daughter didn't make the cut. So now everyone who has an interest in cheerleading will make the team, say coaches at Hanover Park High School. There will be no more tryouts or cuts. The high-school athletic director said the mother's complaint is the reason for the policy change.

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