Pakistan opens fire in multiple positions along LoC

(STL.News) Pakistan troops opened fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez sector on Friday, including in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir(J&K).  Indian Army retaliated destroying Pakistan Armies bunkers along the LoC.

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Pakistan opens fire in multiple positions along LoC

(STL.News) Pakistan troops opened fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez sector on Friday, including in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir(J&K).  Indian Army retaliated destroying Pakistan Armies bunkers along the LoC.

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Fauci hopeful about the prospects for a successful COVID-19 vaccine

(STL.News) U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said on Thursday vaccine developers should push to make billions of their COVID-19 vaccines to ensure access to all parts of the world, instead of focusing on the rich countries.

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Countries queue for Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine

(STL.News) The US and Europe are in line to get the first doses of an experimental coronavirus vaccine after a partnership between Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE delivered dazzling preliminary results in a large patient trial.

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Wisconsin: Missouri Woman Heather Bishop, Fourth Person Sentenced

Wisconsin: Missouri Woman Heather Bishop, Fourth Person Sentenced for Nationwide Fraud Scheme

(STL.News) – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Heather Bishop, 31, Lee’s Summit, Missouri was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 30 months in federal prison for conspiring with Crystal Austin, Shelly Scott, Jason Edge, and others to commit wire fraud throughout the country.  Bishop was ordered to pay restitution to Walmart, Inc., in an amount to be determined after a hearing on January 11, 2021.

Between February 2017 and March 2018, Bishop, Austin, Scott, Edge and others conspired to defraud Walmart, Inc. through use of stolen personal checks, identity fraud, and methods to bypass electronic check authorization measures, resulting in a loss of over $860,000 to Walmart.  The group u

West Virginia: Kaleah Scott admits to role in drug conspiracy

(STL.News) – Kaleah Scott, of Winchester, Virginia, has admitted to her role in a drug conspiracy that spanned several states, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Scott, 40, pled guilty today to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Heroin and Fentanyl.” Scott admitted to working with others to distribute heroin, fentanyl from June to November 2019 in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties and elsewhere.

Scott faces up to 20 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

This case is the result of investigations supported by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) under the Attorney General-led Synthetic Opioid Surge (SOS)/S

Assistant Secretary of State Cooper Travels to UAE & Israel

Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper Travels to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Israel

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement:

Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper travels to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Israel November 14-23 to meet with key U.S. regional partners on expanding security cooperation and defense trade that enhances our shared security.

In the United Arab Emirates November 15-16, Assistant Secretary Cooper will hold consultations with senior civilian and military officials in Abu Dhabi on deepening our security partnership and proposed sales of advanced defensive capabilities to deter Iran and its regional proxies.  Assistant Secretary Cooper will discuss the changing regional security landscape and

US Department of State: Annual Greening Diplomacy Initiative Winners

Annual Greening Diplomacy Initiative Award Winners

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement:

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the winners of the second annual Resilience Innovation Grant program, a part of the Greening Diplomacy Initiative (GDI) Awards.  Sponsored by the Department’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), these grants provide nearly $1 million to help U.S. embassies and consulates address emerging environmental risks to their operations with innovative solutions.  Selected projects will positively impact the communities where our diplomatic posts operate and will provide tangible examples of sustainability and resilience technology and interventions.

Incorporating a variety of technologies and spanning every region in the world, the winning projects range in size from $10,000 to $312,750. Wat

US Department of State: Disqualification of Lawmakers in Hong Kong

Disqualification of Pan-Democratic Lawmakers in Hong Kong

Washington, DC (STL.News) Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary Of State released the following statement:

Beijing’s onslaught against Hong Kong’s freedoms and liberties continues.  The United States strongly condemns the “patriotism” resolution passed by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee on November 11, which disqualified four members of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council for exercising their mandates as lawmakers.  This resolution tramples on the rights of the people of Hong Kong to choose their elected representatives as guaranteed by the Basic Law and further exposes Beijing’s blatant disregard for its international commitments under the Sino-British Joint Declaration, a U.N.-registered treaty.  Beijing has eliminated nearly all of Hong Kong’s promised autonomy, as it neuters democratic processes and l

Iowa: Robert Joe Hennings Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

Iowa: Robert Joe Hennings Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Child Pornography Offense

(STL.News) – On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, Robert Joe Hennings, age 33, of Des Moines, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 240 months in federal prison, to be followed by 20 years of federal court supervision, for receipt of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum.  Hennings was ordered to forfeit the electronic media used in the offense, pay $15,000 in restitution to victims, and pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.  Hennings was also ordered to register as a sex offender after his release.

According to the record made at sentencing, Hennings collected in excess of 550,000 images of child pornography over a three-year period, including material involving sexual assaults on prepubescent minors, inclu

US Department of State:On The Passing of Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa

On the Passing of His Royal Highness, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa

Washington, DC (STL.News) Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary Of State released the following statement:

We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa of Bahrain.  We extend our sincere condolences to his family and to the people of the Kingdom of Bahrain.  As the Prime Minister of Bahrain since its independence, Prince Khalifa was a statesman of the highest order and will always be known as a close friend and partner of the United States.  Deeply committed to fostering peace in the region and throughout the world, we honor Prince Khalifa’s legacy and remain committed to deepening our strong partnership and friendship with the Kingdom of Bahrain.

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