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Federal court overturns former Blackwater guard's murder conviction Federal court overturns former Blackwater guard's murder conviction
- August 05, 2017

Guards claimed the convoy was ambushed and they fired in defense of the convoy. The judges said Slatten, who was the only defendant charged with murder, should have been tried separately from the other three and that a new trial would allow him to introduce evidence that he wasn't the first to open fire . (more...)
Rep. Maxine Waters Says She's Running for Trump's Impeachment on 'The View' Rep. Maxine Waters Says She's Running for Trump's Impeachment on 'The View'
- August 05, 2017

Leading Democrats such as Nancy Pelosi have been reluctant to openly call for Trump's impeachment. Co-host Paula Faris asked Waters if she was disturbed that President Trump's conversations with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull were "illegally leaked" to the Washington Post . (more...)
Assam Floods: Rahul Gandhi Meets Flood-Affected Victims, Assures Assistance Assam Floods: Rahul Gandhi Meets Flood-Affected Victims, Assures Assistance
- August 05, 2017

At village after village, in several places, Gandhi faced crowds protesting against him but he chose to continue his tour, asserting: "I am not scared of such cowardly heckling or crowds shouting slogans for Narendra Modi ". "We will not be deterred by such cowardly attempts to instil fear in us!" The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) says that 11,93,458 people have in 1,795 villages of 24 districts have been affected by the floods. (more...)
Bikers escort bullied boy to first day of school Bikers escort bullied boy to first day of school
- August 05, 2017

Quickly, several other motorcyclists in the county, Deklab, in the state of in, have said they would support Phil for his back-to-school. Going to school has not always been easy for him. "He's not the type to tell somebody". "Sometimes, kids would come up and kick me in the wrong areas", Phil said. Organiser Brent Warfield, of KDZ Motorcycle Sales & Service, said the boy's story "hit my heart". (more...)
Korea Travel Ban Will Go Into Effect In September, US Dept. Says Korea Travel Ban Will Go Into Effect In September, US Dept. Says
- August 05, 2017

In a separate development, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said that Mr Trump told him that there would be a war between the two countries if Pyongyang continued with its aim to develop a missile programme with the United States in its range. (more...)
Trump Organization Ousts Secret Service from Trump Tower Trump Organization Ousts Secret Service from Trump Tower
- August 05, 2017

According to the Washington Post , sources close to the conflict say that the secret service are now in search of alternative locations for the organization's NY command center after the Trump organization ordered them out. A former Secret Service official speaking under the condition of anonymity sees the dispute as something that can have a significant impact on how the agency operates. (more...)
Sydney terrorism raids: one of four arrested is released without charge Sydney terrorism raids: one of four arrested is released without charge
- August 05, 2017

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways said on Tuesday it was assisting the Australian Federal Police in the investigation. On Saturday afternoon, NSW and Federal Police swooped on five properties in the Sydney suburbs of Surry Hills, Lakemba, Wiley Park and Punchbowl and arrested four men. (more...)
LL Cool J Is Kennedy Center's First Hip-Hop Honoree LL Cool J Is Kennedy Center's First Hip-Hop Honoree
- August 05, 2017

Gloria Estefan , Lionel Richie , Carmen de Lavallade , and Norman Lear will also be honored at the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C.in December. I can't think of anyone who more richly deserves this honor. "This simply proves that dreams don't have deadlines ", he continued. According to the a New York Times report , the veteran TV writer behind television classics like All in the Family and The Jeffersons will not attend the annual pre-ceremony gala scheduled for ... (more...)
Iran's supreme leader endorses Rouhani as president for 2nd term Iran's supreme leader endorses Rouhani as president for 2nd term
- August 05, 2017

In July, 265 members of the European Parliament signed a joint declaration, calling on the EU and European governments to predicate their ties with Iran on improvements in the situation of human rights. Ayatollah Khamenei also said, "Coincidence of the endorsement ceremony with birth anniversary of Imam Rida (AS) brings dignity and consolation for the loving hearts of Iranians". (more...)
New Banksy? 'Yuge' anti-Trump murals appear on West Bank separation wall New Banksy? 'Yuge' anti-Trump murals appear on West Bank separation wall
- August 05, 2017

The Israeli army arrested a Hamas MP at his home during raids in the occupied West Bank overnight, the Palestinian Prisoners' Club said on Friday. It mimics the image of Trump touching the Western Wall in Jerusalem, the holy prayer site for Jews, on his visit to the region in May. (more...)
Uber : Tech giant rented out defective cars to Singapore drivers Uber : Tech giant rented out defective cars to Singapore drivers
- August 05, 2017

Honda recalled its Vezel SUV a year ago because it could catch fire - but Uber continued to lease the cars to drivers in Singapore . Honda recalled the Vezel due to an electrical issue that could overheat them and cause them to catch fire, the WSJ said, citing internal Uber emails and documents it reviewed and interviews with "people familiar with Uber's operations in the region". (more...)
Attack on Shi'ite mosque in Afghan city kills at least 29 Attack on Shi'ite mosque in Afghan city kills at least 29
- August 05, 2017

Around 30 people were killed and dozens wounded in Tuesday's attack, the fifth this year against Shi'ite targets, four of which have been in Herat, according to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan . The U.S. military in Afghanistan has refused to provide any information on potential casualties. The Associated Press had earlier cited Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, as claiming responsibility for the attack. (more...)
Northwestern Professor, Oxford Employee Wanted For Chicago Murder Northwestern Professor, Oxford Employee Wanted For Chicago Murder
- August 04, 2017

A judge issued first degree murder arrest warrants for Warren and Lathem, 42, after the body of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau was found in Lathem's luxury 10th floor flat near Chicago city centre. Chicago Police say they're hopeful the manhunt will end soon and without further incident. "Whatever the circumstances, we would urge him to contact the USA authorities as soon as possible, in the best interests of everyone concerned", the statement read. (more...)
MLA Rich Coleman selected Interim Leader of the BC Liberals MLA Rich Coleman selected Interim Leader of the BC Liberals
- August 04, 2017

Liberal team has accomplished". "I think renewal for any party is good", said former MLA Terry Lake. "I am certain that British Columbia's best days lie ahead", she said in the statement. The changes were challenged by the B.C. Teacher's Federation and were later found to be unconstitutional. "The premier leaves with her head held high", said Kyllo, adding that the province has created a strong economy. (more...)
Power back for N. Carolina islands after outage Power back for N. Carolina islands after outage
- August 04, 2017

The Utility says it is working on constructing an overhead transmission line as that is the fastest solution at this point. Dare County officials have lifted the mandatory evacuation for all visitors to Hatteras Island, beginning at noon on Friday. (more...)
Virginia woman and children held hostage for 2 years Virginia woman and children held hostage for 2 years
- August 04, 2017

When deputies arrived at the residence, Carey said they were met by a man described as "reluctant" to engage with them. A family member, anxious after not hearing from a female relative, 32, and her two children , ages 11 and 8, for "a long time", called police for assistance. (more...)
Census reveals that young adults are living with their parents longer Census reveals that young adults are living with their parents longer
- August 04, 2017

The traditional Canadian family has gone through some major changes according to a Stats Canada census. That's down nearly six per cent in the last 15 years. More than one in three Canadians aged 20-34 - 34.7 per cent - were living with at least one parent in 2016, compared with 30.6 per cent in 2001. "Young adults may be living with their parents because they never left home or because they returned home". (more...)
Amarnath Yatra attack mastermind Abu Ismail dethrones Abu Dujana as LeT commander Amarnath Yatra attack mastermind Abu Ismail dethrones Abu Dujana as LeT commander
- August 04, 2017

The army also said they don't want any civilian casualty to happen in the Valley, according to CNN News 18. Dujana , after the encounter of then LeT commander Abu Qasim in October 2015, was instrumental in forming a group of 10 terrorists who would exclusively snatch weapons from the troops, said sources. (more...)
Harry Potter actor Robert Hardy (91) dies Harry Potter actor Robert Hardy (91) dies
- August 04, 2017

He also appeared as senior veterinarian Siegfried Farnon in television series All Creatures Great and Small and portrayed Winston Churchill on several occasions. In 1966, Hardy found his big TV breakout as played a businessman named Alec Stewart in the award-winning BBC Drama, The Troubleshooters . Hardy died at Denville Hall, a retirement home for actors in the London suburbs. (more...)
Mark Zuckerberg Hires Former Clinton, Obama Pollster Mark Zuckerberg Hires Former Clinton, Obama Pollster
- August 04, 2017

Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have pledged to donate 99 percent of their net worth - which now sits at $45 billion - to charity. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative also took on Obama campaign manager David Plouffe earlier this year to head up policy and advocacy, as well as Amy Dudley, a former adviser to Clinton running mate Tim Kaine who is now the charity's spokesperson. (more...)
Beckham poised to have MLS team in Miami after successful vote Beckham poised to have MLS team in Miami after successful vote
- August 04, 2017

Beckham and one of his partners - Todd Boehly, who Garber said will serve as the majority owner of the Miami club - met with owners for a portion of the Wednesday meeting, discussing both his soccer past and soccer future. Winning zoning approval from the City of Miami to build the 25,000-seat stadium. His pitch, Garber said, was passionate and detailed everything from his plans for a stadium to why he came to play in the U.S.in the first place. (more...)
Krispy Kreme unveils Reese's Peanut Butter doughnut Krispy Kreme unveils Reese's Peanut Butter doughnut
- August 04, 2017

The doughnut empire announced that it will start selling the Reese's Peanut Butter Doughnut in the U.S. The product was rolled out in Australia and the United Kingdom previous year. Krispy Kreme is making this dream donut a reality. The doughnuts will retail for just $1.69 a piece, so if you're a peanut butter fan, you better make sure you get your hands on these while you can. (more...)
Trump Considering Sending McMaster to Afghanistan Trump Considering Sending McMaster to Afghanistan
- August 04, 2017

All three aides were perceived as Bannon loyalists. In the memo, Higgins claimed the Russian Federation story was a part of efforts to subvert Trump's nationalist agenda. His preference for keeping the Iran deal in place seems to this observer a significant mistake, for example. Flynn's son Michael Flynn Jr. has long criticized McMaster who replaced his father, citing the general's aversion to the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism". (more...)
Ayesha Gulalai used and bought by PML-N: Imran khan Ayesha Gulalai used and bought by PML-N: Imran khan
- August 04, 2017

Railways Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique said on Friday that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan should stop acting like a teenager and allow himself to be probed over MNA Ayesha Gulalai's allegations. (more...)
Trump plans to sue colleges over affirmative action Trump plans to sue colleges over affirmative action
- August 04, 2017

To make things even more clear, the effort is not going to be run by the civil rights division's Educational Opportunities Section , which is staffed by civil servants who actually do things like deal regularly with colleges. According to the National Council of State Legislatures, eight states now ban colleges from considering race in college admissions . Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, which was the leading litigant in ... (more...)
Pakistan's Parliament Selects Interim Prime Minister To Replace Sharif Pakistan's Parliament Selects Interim Prime Minister To Replace Sharif
- August 04, 2017

Ahead of his election, Abbasi vowed to walk in the footsteps of Sharif in implementing his policies and also pledged to form the cabinet after discussions. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has nominated Abbasi as interim prime minister candidate. He must be elected to the National Assembly before becoming the new prime minister. (more...)
Teen who texted boyfriend to kill himself gets 15 months jail Teen who texted boyfriend to kill himself gets 15 months jail
- August 04, 2017

Prosecutors argued that Carter, then 17, was reckless and caused Roy's death by telling him to get back in the auto, even though they say he didn't want to die. Mr Roys' father told the court he was heartbroken. "Not having that one person I've been with every day since birth is a pain I'll always keep with me for the rest of my life", she said. (more...)
Long Island forecast: Warm, humid with shower chance Long Island forecast: Warm, humid with shower chance
- August 04, 2017

Additional isolated storms are possible Wednesday night in the region, the weather service said. Highs will be in the mid 80s for most. Once again t-showers and storms will be scattered in the afternoon and evening with some heavy downpours. (more...)
Back-to-school sales tax holiday begins Friday Back-to-school sales tax holiday begins Friday
- August 04, 2017

The State of Iowa will hold its annual sales tax holiday beginning on August 4 and extending through August 5. "Just having that little perk of not paying tax definitely helps save some money", Rothwell said. What's covered under the holiday? A personal computer can be a laptop, desktop or tower computer system which consists of a central processing unit, random access memory, a storage drive, display monitor, keyboard and other related devices. (more...)
Aldi stops selling eggs in Germany over food safety scare Aldi stops selling eggs in Germany over food safety scare
- August 04, 2017

Supermarkets the Dutch and the germans were withdrawing in mass eggs from their shelves on Thursday, while the losses amounted to "several million euros" according to the union for the Dutch breeders of poultry, affected by the scandal of contaminated eggs . (more...)