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Justice Dept threatens anti-crime aid to 4 sanctuary cities Justice Dept threatens anti-crime aid to 4 sanctuary cities
- August 04, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited a reported sexual assault by an illegal immigrant in Portland, Oregon, to explain why the Justice Department will continue cracking down on sanctuary cities that receive federal funds. The Justice Department sent letters to Baltimore, Albuquerque, and Stockton and San Bernardino, Calif., telling them they will be ineligible for a new program if they don't step up efforts to help detain and deport those in the country illegally. (more...)
Harvard's Incoming Class Is Majority Nonwhite For the First Time Harvard's Incoming Class Is Majority Nonwhite For the First Time
- August 04, 2017

The complaint in question was filed by a coalition of 64 Asian-American associations in May 2015, DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement. Similarly, top public universities have also become more diverse. A statement from the university read, "To become leaders in our diverse society, students must have the ability to work with students from different backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives". (more...)
Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) Plans $0.25 Quarterly Dividend Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) Plans $0.25 Quarterly Dividend
- August 04, 2017

About 5.10 million shares traded. Bessemer Grp Inc has 4,215 shares for 0% of their portfolio. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Greenleaf Trust increased Starbucks Corp ( SBUX ) stake by 3.81% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. About 2.02 million shares traded. Marco Inv Ltd Company accumulated 287,300 shares. Rothschild Asset Mgmt Inc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX ) for 10,813 shares. (more...)
'Toilets,' the need of the hour, sings Akshay kumar 'Toilets,' the need of the hour, sings Akshay kumar
- August 04, 2017

The tone of the song, sung by Akshay Kumar himself, is a lot like a public service announcement, but that hardly comes as a surprise, considering the film's publicity strategies and subject matter. Akshay is joined by Vickey Prasad in the song, which is an anthem and Akshay Kumar's moves will also catch your attention. He says it is very important for everyone, especially women, to have basic facilities of a safe and clean toilet. (more...)
Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan identified Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan identified
- August 04, 2017

Jonathon Hunter, 23, of Columbus, Ind. - calling them "senior American officers". "The message of the ministry of mines and petroleum to the families of the martyrs is that we will remain alongside the families and will do all we can as we carry out all efforts to treat the wounded employees", said acting minister of mines and petroleum Nargis Nehan. (more...)
9 in preseason Coaches Poll 9 in preseason Coaches Poll
- August 04, 2017

Neither of those teams deserve a top-25 ranking to start the season. Penn State defeated Ohio State 24-21 in the regular season past year and knocked off Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game. Along with Florida State, Alabama will face four teams now in the top 25: No. 12 LSU , No. 13 Auburn and No. 24 Tennessee. Taggart's former program, South Florida, is ranked 21st after an 11-2 season. (more...)
Dumi Masilela's aunt dies after hearing the news of her nephew's death Dumi Masilela's aunt dies after hearing the news of her nephew's death
- August 04, 2017

The family of late Rhythm City actor confirmed that the actor's aunt died shortly after hearing about his death on Thursday. Dumi, played the role of Sfiso Ngema on the ETV youth sopie Rhythm City . The Rhythm City actor was with a friend and had parked on a road in the area when a the black Jeep approached them. Masilela was driving in the auto with a friend at the time of the incident. (more...)
U.S. not winning Afghan war, admits President Trump U.S. not winning Afghan war, admits President Trump
- August 04, 2017

Consequently, military leaders seemed reluctant to back Trump's proposal to fire General Nicholson. Nearly all major United States media outlets claimed that President Trump had become "increasingly frustrated" with the pace of the war in Afghanistan and was upset with the team he had asked to craft a new strategy for winning the war. (more...)
Ireland's Varadkar says Brexit is the 'challenge of our generation' Ireland's Varadkar says Brexit is the 'challenge of our generation'
- August 04, 2017

Varadkar said in a speech at Queen's University in Belfast. Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar has said he wants free movement of people, goods and services between the United Kingdom and Ireland after Brexit. "If they cannot, and I believe they cannot, we can then talk meaningfully about solutions that might work for all of us", he added, while then continuing to make his proposals about an EU-UK Customs Union and Britain rejoining EFTA. (more...)
Vietnam denies Germany's Trinh Xuan Thanh kidnap claim Vietnam denies Germany's Trinh Xuan Thanh kidnap claim
- August 04, 2017

Portrayed by the Vietnamese government as a Lexus-driving tycoon who flaunted his wealth while costing the state millions of dollars, Trinh Xuan Thanh fled the country as he fell under the cross-hairs of a corruption crusade by communist authorities. (more...)
Gunman wounds three at San Francisco park packed with families and tourists Gunman wounds three at San Francisco park packed with families and tourists
- August 04, 2017

He wouldn't provide any other details. At least one gunman opened fire Thursday at a popular San Francisco park packed with families and tourists, leaving three people wounded and sending dozens of panicked people running for cover, witnesses and police said. (more...)
Flames engulf Dubai's 86-storey residential Torch Tower Flames engulf Dubai's 86-storey residential Torch Tower
- August 04, 2017

Dubai's Civil Defense said firefighters brought the blaze under control in about three hours. The Torch is located in the city's popular Marina neighbourhood. A spate of similar fires in Dubai led to a new fire and safety code forcing builders "to ensure that the flammability of the cladding is as close to zero as possible". (more...)
Trump Reportedly Described White House As A 'Real Dump' Trump Reportedly Described White House As A 'Real Dump'
- August 04, 2017

It's a dump practically by definition. Trump has been criticized for his frequest trips to his own properties since taking office considering he blasted Barack Obama for playing rounds of golf when he was president. You are the special people. 'I had a conversation with Ms. Hicks as which which was quite enlightening you know, the confrontational and rude tone of the phone call, ' Shipmunk said. (more...)
Grand Canyon National Park launches search for Texas woman Grand Canyon National Park launches search for Texas woman
- August 04, 2017

A body has found Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, by searchers near Phantom Ranch lodge is believed to be a missing Texas woman. Davis says the cause of death is not known and is under investigation by the National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner. (more...)
Danish prince refuses to be buried with his wife, the queen Danish prince refuses to be buried with his wife, the queen
- August 04, 2017

Disappointed that his royal title of prince consort was never changed to king when his wife became queen in 1972, the French-born Henrik it making a final act of defiance. The palace said Queen Margrethe, 77, has accepted her husband's decision, but would not be changing her own plans for burial. It had been expected that the Prince would be buried in a specially-designed sarcophagus which was prepared for him and Margrethe in the Roskilde Cathedral by the sculptor Bjorn Norgaard. (more...)
Netanyahu's former aide turns state's witness in bribery case Netanyahu's former aide turns state's witness in bribery case
- August 04, 2017

Ari Harow, former chief of staff of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , at a Likud meeting in the Israeli parliament, November 24, 2014. The gag order was granted and lasts until September 17. Authorities do not believe the alleged deal was made final, Haaretz reports . He took a break from politics in 2010, when he founded 3H Global, a consultancy firm whose sale he is suspected of fabricating. (more...)
Colombia: Santos Warns Country Will Not Recognize Constituent Assembly Colombia: Santos Warns Country Will Not Recognize Constituent Assembly
- August 04, 2017

She said prosecutors had lodged court cases seeking to have the Constituent Assembly annulled, though few in Venezuela believed that would be achieved. On the eve of the assembly's installation, the Spanish Embassy in Caracas was attacked with gasoline bombs. The Venezuelan leader also slammed Mexico, Chile and Peru as American vassals for saying they would not recognize the new assembly. (more...)
'Russia Story Is a Total Fabrication' 'Russia Story Is a Total Fabrication'
- August 04, 2017

After all, most GOP leaders in Washington have repeatedly turned a blind eye to Trump's transgressions. And most of the people I spoke to are here to support the current Administration. "When was the last time we heard that?" This was, indeed, the place to do it: West Virginia handed Trump his largest margin over Clinton: 42%. He said he believes the country should defend its borders by building the wall on the southern border, which he said will combat the drug epidemic. (more...)
Former FBI director James Comey's memoir due out next spring Former FBI director James Comey's memoir due out next spring
- August 04, 2017

Comey, who was confirmed in 2013, received the only other opposing vote in history - Sen. This pledge appeared to gain him the confidence of Senate Judiciary Committee lawmakers, who unanimously approved his nomination and urged their colleagues to vote in favor of his confirmation. (more...)
Bribery allegations; MSRDC chief Radheshyam Mopalwar suspended Bribery allegations; MSRDC chief Radheshyam Mopalwar suspended
- August 04, 2017

An audio clip wherein Mopalwar was allegedly mediating a land deal involving underhand payments had come out on Tuesday. "CM has asked for urgent and appropriate Inquiry from crime branch", said the letter. It directed the Maharashtra government to examine the matter and furnish a report. "The minister has also made some mistakes and he should be punished as well". (more...)
Levin: Jeff Flake Is No Barry Goldwater Levin: Jeff Flake Is No Barry Goldwater
- August 04, 2017

I think we are facing a similar crisis now, as Republicans have taken up an unfamiliar banner. To Flake, the only way forward for the GOP is to embrace the small-government philosophy he attributes to Goldwater and Ronald Reagan and to place the pursuit of more open trade and immigration policies at the heart of the party's policy agenda. (more...)
Police commissioner forbids officers to recreate evidence Police commissioner forbids officers to recreate evidence
- August 03, 2017

Debbie Katz Levi, head of the Baltimore Public Defender's Special Litigation Section, told the station that an officer appears to plant something in the front seat of the vehicle as six other officers stood by. Baltimore is addressing these videos in an era marked by growing concerns about police accountability. This wouldn't be the first sign that the city's police force has a big problem. (more...)
ALBA countries reject threat of United States sanctions on Venezuela ALBA countries reject threat of United States sanctions on Venezuela
- August 02, 2017

Venezuela's opposition has been protesting in the streets since April against the unpopular Maduro whom they accuse of wrecking the OPEC nation's economy and crushing democracy. It will also, the author argues, trigger a massive exodus of refugees, many of whom will wish to come to the United States . Maduro has said he will continue with the plans, despite the global pressure and the results of the unofficial referendum that took place last week, when more than six million of ... (more...)
Opioid Commission Asks Trump To Declare Epidemic A National Emergency Opioid Commission Asks Trump To Declare Epidemic A National Emergency
- August 02, 2017

The commission plans to release a full report this fall. Ultimately Congress would need to rewrite the law to allow for this funding, but the commission argues that the Department of Health and Human Services could offer waivers to states if the president issues the national emergency. (more...)
Russia Orders US To Cut Diplomatic Staff In Response To Sanctions Russia Orders US To Cut Diplomatic Staff In Response To Sanctions
- August 02, 2017

Mr Putin said the United States would have to cut its embassy and consulate staff in Russian Federation by 755. It also imposes financial sanctions against Iran and North Korea. "I think the American people are going to regret that we couldn't find a way to move forward". The sanctions came months after the Obama administration ordered the seizure of two Russian diplomatic compounds and expelled 35 Russian diplomats in response to alleged hacking of the US Democratic Party and ... (more...)
Big win for IEBC as presidential ballot papers arrive Big win for IEBC as presidential ballot papers arrive
- August 02, 2017

Msando had last been heard from early Saturday - when he sent a text message to a colleague. That means a reduced chance for fraud and Msando had consistently sought to reassure voters that the election results would not be tampered with. Chebukati said he was due to meet Inspector General of police Joseph Boinnet to discuss security enhancement, and that whoever killed Msando would not succeed in breaching the security of IEBC's electronic voting system. (more...)
National Night Out events look to build relationships between community, police National Night Out events look to build relationships between community, police
- August 02, 2017

The city's police department has participated in National Night Out for a quarter century, and command staff including Chief Chris Watts make the rounds Tuesday to several locations. "We want them (the public) to have a good time with the different law enforcement agencies and organizations that will be out there". In West Grove, observers will convene on Tuesday, Aug. (more...)
Two persons injured in clashes near Pulwama encounter site Two persons injured in clashes near Pulwama encounter site
- August 02, 2017

The firing by the terrorists hiding inside the area triggering off the encounter , after the joint team of forces intensified the operation and fired several warning shots towards the suspected spot, said a top police official. In what was the deadliest attack of the year, militants, armed with AK assault rifles, attacked an Army convoy from the front as well as the back. On Monday one terrorist was killed in an encounter at the Turna village of Baramulla. (more...)
Trial of 486 suspects in Turkish coup attempt begins in Ankara Trial of 486 suspects in Turkish coup attempt begins in Ankara
- August 02, 2017

Gulen is being tried in absentia, and denies any role in the coup attempt. The other defendants include generals and fighter jet pilots at the Akinci air base, on the outskirts of Ankara , the capital, who are accused of directing the coup and bombing key government buildings, including the parliament. (more...)
Gas Prices On The Rise Gas Prices On The Rise
- August 01, 2017

Patrick DeHaan of Gasbuddy.com says prices will likely climb another 5-15-cents a gallon through August. The Orange County average price is 4.6 cents more than one week ago , 4.1 cents higher than one month ago and 18.5 cents above what it was one year ago . (more...)

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