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United States to Launch NK Invasion Drill During Solar Eclipse United States to Launch NK Invasion Drill During Solar Eclipse
- August 23, 2017

Officials from the two countries denied speculation that links the decrease in the number of United States participants to an effort to cool down tensions on the peninsula. It tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile during the drills in August a year ago, following it up with a nuclear test, its fifth , the next month. (more...)
Man confesses to fatally stabbing sister, cousins in Clinton, Md Man confesses to fatally stabbing sister, cousins in Clinton, Md
- August 23, 2017

They are still trying to determine what his motive was. A judge ordered a mental evaluation Monday for a 25-year-old man accused of methodically killing three young girls as they lay in a single bed in a Maryland home. Assistant Police Chief Hector Velez said the entire community is mourning the "three attractive young children", The Washington Post reported . NBC reports that a Maryland court had to halt its proceedings due to ongoing, disturbing outbursts by Antonio Shareek Williams. (more...)
Trump Stares Directly into Sun without Glasses as He Watches Solar Eclipse Trump Stares Directly into Sun without Glasses as He Watches Solar Eclipse
- August 23, 2017

US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump attempted to throw light on the event of complete solar eclipse that would be seen in US and Canada today by trying to educate the people on why solar eclipse occurs. That seems to have been Donald Trump's position as he stared up at the flaming mass we lovingly refer to as our sun. Trump wasn't the only one who looked at the sun sans glasses. (more...)
Supreme Court's triple talaq verdict out today Supreme Court's triple talaq verdict out today
- August 23, 2017

BJP Chief Amit Shah: "The judgement marks beginning of a new era of pride and equality for Muslim women". The apex court referred to the abolition of triple talaq in Islamic countries and asked why independent India could not get rid of it. (more...)
OH judge shot, injured in ambush-style attack outside courthouse OH judge shot, injured in ambush-style attack outside courthouse
- August 22, 2017

Even for those who see tragedy on a regular basis, this one felt different. The suspect's body was still at the scene Monday afternoon. The suspect was killed during a shootout in which Bruzzese may have shot him as well as a probation officer on the scene, CNN said. (more...)
Part-time Palm Beacher Donald Trump, Melania reveal eclipse watch plans Part-time Palm Beacher Donald Trump, Melania reveal eclipse watch plans
- August 22, 2017

As President Trump and first lady Melania Trump got in on Monday's eclipse mania, the president took a peek at the sun without the proper eyewear. But unlike millions of Americans, he went against the much-repeated and often-emphasized advice of NASA , ophthalmologists and moms everywhere and looked at the sun without glasses. (more...)
Submarine owner says missing reporter died in accident Submarine owner says missing reporter died in accident
- August 22, 2017

He had denied playing any role in her disappearance. A Danish inventor says a Swedish journalist missing since 11 August died in an accident onboard his self-built submarine, and that he dumped her body in the sea, police have said. The police believe that this is a manslaughter case, but they do not want to provide any more information as the investigation is still ongoing. She had reported from all over the world, including from North Korea, Sri Lanka and the Marshall Islands. (more...)
Trump cheers Falwell for 'fantastic' defense on 'Fox and Friends' Trump cheers Falwell for 'fantastic' defense on 'Fox and Friends'
- August 22, 2017

Jobs returning, N Korea backing down, bold truthful stmt about #charlottesville tragedy. To many alumni, already uneasy because of Falwell's public statements and their reflection on the university, this was the last straw. "He made it clear there was no moral equivalency between the two", Falwell insisted. "We had a president not too long ago who refused to call radical Islamic terrorism by its name, and I'm glad we finally have a leader who calls evil what it is", said Falwell. (more...)
Tropical Storm Harvey could regroup but stay clear of Florida Tropical Storm Harvey could regroup but stay clear of Florida
- August 21, 2017

Harvey was a tropical storm yesterday, but has fallen apart, and is only now a tropical wave. As of Monday morning there were disorganized rain and storms associated with the remnants of Harvey, and a Hurricane Hunter flight into the area was canceled. (more...)
Security Forces Abused Civilians in Mosul Campaign, Iraq Admits Security Forces Abused Civilians in Mosul Campaign, Iraq Admits
- August 20, 2017

U.S. forces have set up a military base in the vicinity of the besieged city of Tal Afar, located west of Mosul in an effort to join the Iraqi forces to liberate the city from Daesh. Wednesday, Kurdish Peshmerga troops arrested 30 IS militants who officials said attempted to escape Tal Afar - which was once the home of 200,000 people - by traveling through Peshmerga-held territory. (more...)
Two River North murder suspects extradited; headed to Chicago Two River North murder suspects extradited; headed to Chicago
- August 20, 2017

Authorities have said the attack on Cornell-Duranleau, a MI native who moved to Chicago a year ago, was so brutal that the blade of the knife investigators believe was used in the stabbing was broken. Lathem also reportedly sent a video to friends and family members apologizing. Northwestern fired Lathem after he fled from police. His body was found only after an anonymous call to the building's front desk 15 hours after the incident. (more...)
Why the US total solar eclipse is so special Why the US total solar eclipse is so special
- August 20, 2017

This will be the first eclipse to cross the entire continental United States in nearly a century. This is the first solar eclipse to cross from coast to coast since 1918. A neat tool on nasa.gov called " NASA's eyes" lets you pinpoint anywhere in the world and then shows you what you can expect to see for the eclipse Monday. (more...)
Indian, Chinese troops seen in tussle in Ladakh on Aug 15 Indian, Chinese troops seen in tussle in Ladakh on Aug 15
- August 20, 2017

The video, which has been widely circulated on social media, shows many soldiers from the two countries punching and kicking each other and throwing stones on August 15 during a scuffle. The incident occurred at Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh, and was caught on a smartphone camera and shared by Manu Pubby of The Print . This area has been a bone of contention between India and China as both claim it to be a part of their territory. (more...)
Five burning questions heading into Sunday at the Solheim Cup Five burning questions heading into Sunday at the Solheim Cup
- August 20, 2017

United States captain Juli Inkster said she did not care about the significance of her team's fightback. 'I didn't know Georgia at all until we got here but she's been a superstar these past two days, ' said Nordqvist. "The simultaneous report by the Milwaukee Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo himself, by phone and social media from faraway China, and not by the appropriate official manner, of his inability to join the national men's team saddens us. (more...)
Germany urges Spain not to extradite writer Doghan Akhanli to Turkey Germany urges Spain not to extradite writer Doghan Akhanli to Turkey
- August 20, 2017

Turkey's president has condemned Germany's mainstream parties and urged German-Turkish voters not to support them in the country's upcoming elections. Tensions further rose after Ankara's repeated refusals to grant German lawmakers access to their forces deployed in Turkey, prompting Berlin to relocate a number of soldiers from Incirlik air base to Jordan. (more...)
'Red alert' to stop Grace Mugabe leaving South Africa 'Red alert' to stop Grace Mugabe leaving South Africa
- August 19, 2017

Ms Engels lodged a complaint with the police on Monday, following which Ms Mugabe was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday afternoon. Mugabe's whereabouts are unknown, and South African Police Minister Fikile Mbalula told reporters that the country implemented a "red alert" for her at its borders. (more...)
Girls Under Age 10 Found Dead In Md. Home By Family Member Girls Under Age 10 Found Dead In Md. Home By Family Member
- August 19, 2017

Prince George's County Police have announced an arrest in the killing of three girls whose bodies were found at a home in Clinton. Prince George's County police are investigating the deaths of three juveniles who were found in a house by a relative at about 7:30 a.m. (more...)
Solar Eclipse: Your questions answered Solar Eclipse: Your questions answered
- August 19, 2017

Pundits are already calling for it to be "the most tweeted event ever" or the "most photographed natural event ever", and here in Avon we are heavily underway with our preparations for our Solar Eclipse Watch Party hosted by our friends at the Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa. (more...)
Venezuelan constitutional assembly seizes power of opposition-led congress Venezuelan constitutional assembly seizes power of opposition-led congress
- August 19, 2017

The president of the constituent assembly, Delcy Rodriguez, said , "We are not going to allow more distortions, more deviations aimed at attacking Venezuela's state of law". On the night of the constitutional assembly's election, Maduro encouraged delegates to quickly declare her office in a state of emergency and remove her from office. (more...)
At least 8 injured in Russian Federation knife attack At least 8 injured in Russian Federation knife attack
- August 19, 2017

Authorities Saturday said the incident was being treated as a terror attack, with an 18-year-old Moroccan shot in the leg by police now in custody. A knife attacker stabbed eight people on the street in Russia's far northern city of Surgut before being shot by police, investigators said today. (more...)
Stabbing spree in Finland leaves two dead, several injured Stabbing spree in Finland leaves two dead, several injured
- August 19, 2017

People are asked to leave and avoid the center of Turku . At least one person was seen lying on the ground at Turku's Puutori market square on Friday afternoon and others were reported to be hurt, according to YLE Uutiset, the main news programme of Finland's public broadcaster. (more...)
USA launch China trade investigation USA launch China trade investigation
- August 19, 2017

The probe has been launched under the Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. China has repeatedly warned Washington against bypassing the WTO since January. Trump said the U.S. would no longer tolerate Beijing's "theft" of United States industrial secrets, long a concern of major foreign corporations seeking a share of the huge Chinese market. (more...)
Trump signs order to shorten project permitting process Trump signs order to shorten project permitting process
- August 19, 2017

The move revokes a previous order by former Pres. Obama that, among other things, required strict building standards for government-funded projects to reduce exposure to increased flooding from sea level rise and other consequences of climate change . (more...)
Human rights groups rip jail terms for Hong Kong activists Human rights groups rip jail terms for Hong Kong activists
- August 18, 2017

The three appeared stern but calm as their sentences were delivered by a panel of three judges. Wong, 20, was on Thursday (Aug 17) sentenced alongside former Umbrella Movement leaders Alex Chow and Nathan Law who were jailed seven months and eight months respectively. (more...)
Alibaba is popping after earnings (BABA) Alibaba is popping after earnings (BABA)
- August 18, 2017

The company's annual active consumers (formerly defined as annual active buyers) on its Chinese retail marketplaces reached 466 million RMB, an increase of 12 million from the 12-month period ended March 31. While the company explores new revenue streams with projects related to data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and logistics, e-commerce continues to generate the vast majority of Alibaba's revenue. (more...)
J&K: LeT top commander killed in encounter in Pulwama J&K: LeT top commander killed in encounter in Pulwama
- August 18, 2017

Local residents said the vehicle was intercepted and it led to a very brief encounter. "These designations seek to deny Hizbul Mujahideen the resources it needs to carry out terrorist attacks", the State Department said. Meanwhile, a CRPF trooper, who was injured in a grenade attack by militants in central Kashmir's Budgam district on August 14, succumbed to injuries on Wednesday at SKIMS hospital in Srinagar. (more...)
Kenyan Opposition Leader Vows To Take Election Challenge To Supreme Court Kenyan Opposition Leader Vows To Take Election Challenge To Supreme Court
- August 17, 2017

Speaking at the weekend, Odinga promised to advise supporters Tuesday of "the next course of action" but his eagerly awaited appearance failed to transpire. After he challenged the results in court, the Supreme Court upheld Kenyatta's win. On Tuesday, the election commission said it was not yet able to provide all the forms that were used to tabulate the presidential election results, raising the question of how it came up with the tally it announced Friday night. (more...)
Malala Yousafzai lands a place at Oxford University Malala Yousafzai lands a place at Oxford University
- August 17, 2017

Malala Yousafzai who is an advocate for female empowerment and United Nations messenger of peace, will complete her undergraduate from Oxford University. Malalas father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, tweeted: "My heart is full of gratitude". Malala Yousafzai has gotten admission to the prestigious University of Oxford . (more...)
How to approach university Clearing How to approach university Clearing
- August 17, 2017

Your university offer will become unconditional, and you will receive a confirmation email from UCAS in the next few days. However, if you haven't seen a change by around noon then you should definitely get in touch with your chosen university and contact them - this means it's possible you haven't been offered a place. (more...)
Barack Obama's Charlottesville Tweet Is Now the Most Liked in Twitter History Barack Obama's Charlottesville Tweet Is Now the Most Liked in Twitter History
- August 17, 2017

The most liked tweet was posted alongside a photo of Mr Obama visiting a day care facility in Maryland back in 2011. Obama also sent two additional tweets to complete the full Mandela quote, Xinhua news agency reported. "For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite". A lot's been said in the wake of the Charlottesville white supremacist marches and subsequent act of domestic terrorism that caused the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer . (more...)
Israel says delivers food aid to Sierra Leone Israel says delivers food aid to Sierra Leone
- August 17, 2017

About 600 people are still missing following the disaster that hit the west African nation on August 14. "We can not wait for tomorrow for the burial, as was suggested by government, because most of the bodies are decomposing", he said. Security forces search for bodies from the scene of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent, just outside of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown . "Deeply saddened by the devastating consequences of the mudslide on the outskirts of Freetown , His Holiness Pope ... (more...)
New NAFTA must value the rule of law in trade disputes New NAFTA must value the rule of law in trade disputes
- August 17, 2017

Freeland, who predicted there would be moments of drama during the talks, said Canada wanted a progressive trade deal featuring stricter environmental and labor standards as well as a focus on climate change, a concept Trump has little time for. (more...)
Open to dialogue if North Korea ready to disarm Open to dialogue if North Korea ready to disarm
- August 16, 2017

USA officials and South Korea's president in recent days have played down the risk of an imminent conflict after Washington and Pyongyang exchanged fiery rhetoric last week. North Korea has said the flight path for such a launch would go over western Japan. Guam officials were "ecstatic" Tuesday as North Korea appeared to back away from its threat to fire four missiles towards the United States territory in the western Pacific. (more...)
Ukraine's Space Agency Head Doubts Any Confidential Info Leaked to North Korea Ukraine's Space Agency Head Doubts Any Confidential Info Leaked to North Korea
- August 16, 2017

In this regard, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said that this information did not have any grounds, was provocative and, most likely, "provoked by the Russian special services to cover up their own crimes". (more...)
Charlottesville: Removal of Confederate monument in Kentucky is 'accelerated' after deadly violence Charlottesville: Removal of Confederate monument in Kentucky is 'accelerated' after deadly violence
- August 16, 2017

In a video posted to social media, Gray said he proposed to the city council that the statues be moved to Veterans Park. Today, the mayor of Lexington, Kentucky issued a statement about the Confederate statues in his own city. "When you're tearing down the statues, that is a clear attempt to replace and erase us", Heimbach told the Herald-Leader, referring to white people. (more...)
BC Government ends Grizzly Bear trophy hunting BC Government ends Grizzly Bear trophy hunting
- August 16, 2017

The ban will also end all grizzly bear hunting in the coastal region known as the Great Bear Rainforest . According to the Toronto Star , numerous hunting permits had already been sold before the new government was formed. "By bringing trophy hunting of grizzlies to an end, we're delivering on our commitment to British Columbians", Donaldson said. Instead, Weaver said he wants to see legislation, along the lines of the Greens' own 2017 bill, which would remove preferential treatment for ... (more...)
Pence Meets with Venezuelans Seeking Refuge in Colombian Church Pence Meets with Venezuelans Seeking Refuge in Colombian Church
- August 16, 2017

Around 67 percent of Venezuelans support the upcoming presidential elections which are scheduled to be held in 2018. Shipments to the United States - its biggest customer - account for 40 percent of its crude production, but only eight percent of USA oil imports. (more...)
Pittsburgh Being Considered For 2026 FIFA World Cup Pittsburgh Being Considered For 2026 FIFA World Cup
- August 16, 2017

Last month, Nissan Stadium hosted two, the U.S. Men's National Team opener in the Gold Cup and an International Champions Cup match between English Premier League clubs Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur. In total, 49 stadiums in the United States, Mexico and Canada will be considered for inclusion in the official bid. If the North American bid succeeds, that number would be whittled down further. (more...)
Merck CEO Resigns From American Manufacturing Council Merck CEO Resigns From American Manufacturing Council
- August 15, 2017

Trump blasted Frazier on Twitter soon after the announcement, saying the CEO "will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!" Trump tweeted . Frazier isn't the first CEO to leave a presidential advisory role to protest the 45 President of the United States. (more...)
Pence slams white supremacists, fringe groups Pence slams white supremacists, fringe groups
- August 15, 2017

PENCE: Well as you look throughout the course of recent history, we've seen protests turn violent, we've seen fringe groups use peaceful protests to bring violence in some cases against police officers. The truth is that it's highly unlikely that the US will need to become militarily involved with Venezuela, but the USA needs to continue to put the squeeze on Maduro as it seeks to limit the damage of his tyranny. (more...)
Senate Candidates Have a Busy Weekend Senate Candidates Have a Busy Weekend
- August 15, 2017

Trump took to Twitter to offer unusual his "complete and total endorsement". In one of Brooks' ads , titled "Support Trump", he touted a campaign donation to Trump's cause and his voting record in Congress supporting the president's agenda, while attempting to associate unusual with McConnell. (more...)
Killed When Police Helicopter Crashes While Responding To Charlottesville Riot Killed When Police Helicopter Crashes While Responding To Charlottesville Riot
- August 15, 2017

H. Jay Cullen, 48, of Midlothian, Va., and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates, of Quinton, Va., were killed when the chapter went down. Charlottesville, Va- A Virginia State Police helicopter crashed earlier today, 7 miles outside of Charlottesville, Viriginia. (more...)
Trump condemns racism, calls white supremacists 'criminals and thugs' Trump condemns racism, calls white supremacists 'criminals and thugs'
- August 15, 2017

The Justice Department opened a federal civil rights hate crime investigation after white supremacist groups descended on the Virginia city. " Racism is evil", he said, singling out the hate groups as "repugnant to everything that we hold dear as Americans ". (more...)
Tropical Storm Gert expected to have 'minimal impact' to Florida: forecasters Tropical Storm Gert expected to have 'minimal impact' to Florida: forecasters
- August 15, 2017

Forecasters expect Gert to remain at least 250 miles away from the Atlantic coast, but that's still close enough to produce swelling that will boost wave heights and likely increase the risk of risky rip currents along the Jersey Shore, New York City and Long Island beaches, DE and the Carolinas, according to AccuWeather and the National Weather Service . (more...)
China bans North Korean imports in line with United Nations sanctions China bans North Korean imports in line with United Nations sanctions
- August 15, 2017

A 2013 report by a commission co-chaired by Jon Huntsman, ambassador to China under President Barack Obama and Trump's nominee to be Russian envoy, pegged the losses from USA intellectual property theft at hundreds of billions of dollars annually that cost the U.S. (more...)
Monday continues the great weather with more sunshine and low humidity Monday continues the great weather with more sunshine and low humidity
- August 14, 2017

A brief round of mostly dry conditions returns to the forecast, with highs in the low 80s on Sunday . Tuesday|Abundant sunshine. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 60s. Like Saturday , severe weather is possible in the afternoon and evening Monday . Tonight will see increasing clouds with a low around 62. Highs in the low 90s. (more...)
Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper suffers brutal injury after slipping on first base Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper suffers brutal injury after slipping on first base
- August 14, 2017

Despite many fans waiting out the delay, the stadium went eerily silent in the minutes after Harper's injury . Harper walking up the stairs provided some hope, and an MRI revealed what the Washington Nationals hope is season-saving news. (more...)
BBCI: Iran votes to boost military defence by $500m BBCI: Iran votes to boost military defence by $500m
- August 14, 2017

The vote came in reaction to legislation passed by the US Congress and signed by US President Donald Trump in early August to impose new sanctions on Iran over its missile programme. Devising the Sunday motion, the Parliament took great care not to violate the nuclear accord and provide excuses for opposing sides, spokesman for Parliament's Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy Hossein Naqavi Hosseini said. (more...)
U.S. could launch a preemptive strike against North Korea U.S. could launch a preemptive strike against North Korea
- August 13, 2017

The President and Chief of Staff General John Kelly called Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo and assured him that they are behind Guam 1,000-percent. "You can't do that with people like us". Mr. Trump had threatened to rain "fire and fury" on North Korea for any provocation. He doesn't talk so much anymore. "Kim Jong Un is as insane as typhoons but I am more scared of typhoons because they are real threats", said Rolando Zepeda, 57, a teacher at Saint Anthony's School. (more...)
Nationalists involved in scuffles at torch-lit Virginia rally (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) Nationalists involved in scuffles at torch-lit Virginia rally (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
- August 13, 2017

There are also multiple reports of pepper spray being used. Their conditions were not known. Trump, who also signed a Veterans Affairs health care bill Saturday afternoon, later tweeted: "Am in Bedminster for meetings & press conference on V.A. (more...)