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Extremely poor air condition in Calgary because of wildfire smoke Extremely poor air condition in Calgary because of wildfire smoke
- August 15, 2018

Temperatures are predicted to drop a bit on Thursday and Friday as the region trends back down toward our normal high of the mid to upper 70s. Conditions are expected to improve in the Portland metro area by Wednesday afternoon, though smoke will hover and haze will linger through the week, according to DEQ. (more...)
Taliban attack on checkpoint in northern Baghlan province kills 44 Taliban attack on checkpoint in northern Baghlan province kills 44
- August 15, 2018

The Taliban has denied involvement. But the attack bore the hallmarks of previous suicide bombings by the Islamic State militia, many of them on mosques, shrines and other targets in the same Shiite and ethnic Hazara area of Kabul, a densely crowded community called Dasht-i-Barchi. (more...)
Nebraska first in U.S. to use opioid fentanyl in execution Nebraska first in U.S. to use opioid fentanyl in execution
- August 15, 2018

Nebraska executed Carey Dean Moore on Tuesday morning in the state's first death by lethal injection. Moore, who received the death penalty after he was found guilty of killing two Omaha taxi drivers, was one of the longest-serving death-row inmates in the US prior to his execution and those close to him said he was ready to die, the Times reported . (more...)
Federal MP Bob Katter backs colleague Fraser Anning’s controversial first speech Federal MP Bob Katter backs colleague Fraser Anning’s controversial first speech
- August 15, 2018

In our frequently depressing and often toxic political climate, Wednesday's bipartisanship was a small but significant and encouraging moment of unity on what we stand for as a nation. Senator Hanson said former One Nation staffer Richard Howard was behind the speech, which she says was straight from Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels' handbook. (more...)
India to send astronaut to space in 2022, Narendra Modi announces India to send astronaut to space in 2022, Narendra Modi announces
- August 15, 2018

Ajey Lele, a senior fellow at the Delhi-based Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis (IDSA), said Modi's proposal was "extremely ambitious". He said India will become a growth engine for the world economy as the "sleeping elephant" has started to run on the back of structural economic reforms. (more...)
Paul Manafort chooses not to testify as defense rests its case Paul Manafort chooses not to testify as defense rests its case
- August 15, 2018

The trial for Manafort's alleged tax evasion and bank fraud was expected to move into the defense phase today after the prosecution rested their case on Monday. Manafort's legal team also lost their attempt to have the charges thrown out without going to a jury. If found guilty on all charges, he could face eight to 10 years in prison, according to sentencing expert Justin Paperny. (more...)
Archbishop defends himself ahead of child sex abuse report Archbishop defends himself ahead of child sex abuse report
- August 15, 2018

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has released the long-awaited grand jury report detailing alleged sex abuse by Roman Catholic clergy in six of the state's eight dioceses. In the news conference, Shapiro described allegations of a priest who physically molested a group of children by telling them he was doing a "cancer check", one who he said "impregnated" a girl, others who had boys strike a religious pose naked to take pictures of them. (more...)
Yemen buries children killed by air strike, Riyadh insists raid Yemen buries children killed by air strike, Riyadh insists raid "legitimate"
- August 15, 2018

The Houthis say at least 50 people were killed in the attack in Saada province, and over 70 were wounded. The children died when a bus bringing them back from a picnic at a cemetery near the town of Dahyan was struck by a missile on Thursday. (more...)
Italy bridge collapse: Former footballer describes 'apocalypse' Italy bridge collapse: Former footballer describes 'apocalypse'
- August 15, 2018

The highway operator said work to shore up the foundation of the bridge was being carried out at the time of the collapse, adding that the bridge was constantly monitored. But the risks presented by the Morandi bridge, built between 1963 and 1967, had always been clear. "As this reinforced and pre-stressed concrete bridge has been there for 50 years, it is possible that corrosion of tendons or reinforcement may be a contributory factor", said Ian Firth, former president of The Institution of ... (more...)
Jim Mattis says 'I was not against a Space Force' Jim Mattis says 'I was not against a Space Force'
- August 15, 2018

Representatives of the air force and experts for national security, opposed the creation of a new, separate kind of troops. "Creating a new branch of the military is not a simple process", Pence said during his speech. However, Congress has already passed the NDAA for the fiscal year of 2019, and it was devoid of any language alluding to the creation of the Space Force . (more...)
QUALITY ALERT: Wildfire smoke brings regional health warning
- August 15, 2018

For 24-hour Air Quality Advisory Information, call toll-free at 1-866-BURN-DAY (1-866-287-6329). The elderly, pregnant women and young children are at a greater risk, as well as those who already have lung or heart problems. Check the air quality forecast regularly at the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency's website . Anyone experiencing symptoms such as chest discomfort, shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing should follow the advice of their health-care provider. (more...)
Bank VP says employees knew Manafort lied on loan applications Bank VP says employees knew Manafort lied on loan applications
- August 14, 2018

They will have the opportunity to call witnesses, although it's unclear whether they might. Still, the proceedings have drawn global attention - as well as Trump's - for what the case reveals about people in the combative president's orbit as Mueller examines the same circles for any election interference or obstruction. (more...)
Man Arrested After Hitting Pedestrians with Car Near British Parliament Man Arrested After Hitting Pedestrians with Car Near British Parliament
- August 14, 2018

Scotland Yard's counter-terror team, which is leading the investigation, is treating the the rush-hour vehicle crash as a "terrorist incident". Footage on social media showed a handcuffed man, dressed in jeans and a black puffer jacket, being led away by heavily armed police. (more...)
Manchester still UK's most liveable city, says The Economist Manchester still UK's most liveable city, says The Economist
- August 14, 2018

Melbourne's unseating isn't the only noticeable shift after years of very little change among the highest ranks. Japan's Osaka took third place. The two cities are now separated by 0.7 of a percentage point in the rankings, with Vienna scoring a near-ideal 99.1 out of 100 and Melbourne scoring 98.4. (more...)
Boy 'died in ritual to cast out demonic spirits' in New Mexico Boy 'died in ritual to cast out demonic spirits' in New Mexico
- August 14, 2018

The attorneys' objections came Monday as officials with the Taos County Sheriff's Office testified about the recent raid, when the five adults were arrested and 11 children were found living in filthy conditions. Police discovered the decrepit compound, located near the Colorado state line, while searching for Wahhaj's 4-year-old son, Abdul, but he was not there. (more...)
Motorway bridge collapses in Italy's Genoa Motorway bridge collapses in Italy's Genoa
- August 14, 2018

The moment shocked residents who can be heard in the video screaming "Oh my God". Italy's Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said the bridge collapse looked like an "immense tragedy ". Restructuring work on the bridge, which was constructed in the 1960s, was carried out in 2016. Private broadcaster Sky TG24 said that a 200-meter section of the Morandi Bridge collapsed Tuesday over an industrial zone, and firefighters told The Associated Press that there are concerns about gas lines. (more...)
United Kingdom should take migrants on Aquarius, says Rome United Kingdom should take migrants on Aquarius, says Rome
- August 14, 2018

The Aquarius was already in its second day at sea and carrying 141 rescued migrants , the majority of them Somalian and Eritrean , when it was directed towards the boat by the Libyan Joint Rescue Coordination Center. The humanitarian groups said the Aquarius is adrift between Italy and Malta, and awaiting instructions. Other private vessels, including a support ship for an offshore oil rig, have had to wait days until a country agreed to let rescued migrants disembark. (more...)
Louis Vuitton model convicted of murdering rival after online feud Louis Vuitton model convicted of murdering rival after online feud
- August 14, 2018

Tributes were paid to Uzoka following his death, with model Jourdan Dunn posting a photo of him on Twitter, with the caption: "Rest in Paradise Young King". Both men were armed, Uzoka had a dumbbell bar and Koh wielded a knife in each hand. A jury found George Koh (left) guilty of stabbing Harry Uzoka (right) through the heart. (more...)
Man Arrested After Car Crashes Into Parliament Man Arrested After Car Crashes Into Parliament
- August 14, 2018

There was no update provided on the people's conditions. Footage shows a large police presence on the scene in Westminster, including armed officers. She said: "I was walking on the other side of the road. I turned around and I saw a silver vehicle driving very fast close to the railings, maybe even on the pavement". (more...)
Supreme court rules Zuma’s appointment of chief prosecutor ‘invalid’ Supreme court rules Zuma’s appointment of chief prosecutor ‘invalid’
- August 14, 2018

Our reporter Montlenyane Diphoko spoke to Political Analyst Professor, Shadrack Gutto. Abrahams - in his capacity as NDPP - appealed the December 2017 ruling by the Pretoria high court which would have had Abrahams vacate his position in favour of Nxasana. (more...)
Scott Walker Opposes Trump-Backed Harley Boycott Scott Walker Opposes Trump-Backed Harley Boycott
- August 14, 2018

Shares of the Hog maker are off 3% this morning, to $41.94. The Twitter post followed a meeting Saturday between the president and about 180 bikers who are part of a "Bikers for Trump" group, according to the Associated Press. A really bad move! Cox said his fellow Bikers for Trump members see the president's tariffs as a measure to provide an "equitable clean slate" after years of trade abuses. (more...)
Afghan forces, civilians killed in battle with Taliban Afghan forces, civilians killed in battle with Taliban
- August 14, 2018

TV and radio stations were set on fire and heavy fighting was reported around key government installations in the city centre. "US advisers are assisting the Afghan forces and US airpower has delivered decisive blows to the Taliban, killing more than 140 since August 10", said Lt Col Martin O'Donnell, the spokesman for US Forces-Afghanistan. (more...)
Hundreds gather in USA city to oppose white supremacy Hundreds gather in USA city to oppose white supremacy
- August 14, 2018

Today, 58 percent of Americans disapprove of Mr. Trump's handling of race relations and racial issues, but these views - like many others on the president - are dramatically split by partisanship and by race. US President Donald Trump , often accused of denigrating non-white people, condemned racism on Saturday as the nation marked the anniversary of deadly unrest triggered by a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. (more...)
Former White House Adviser Says She Taped Inside Secret Situation Room
- August 14, 2018

Writing on Twitter , he said: "Wacky Omarosa , who got fired three times on the Apprentice , now got fired for the last time". U.S. President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off Monday in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings and plenty of insults - reviving their roles as reality show boss and villain. (more...)
Trump signs defence policy bill with softened China measures Trump signs defence policy bill with softened China measures
- August 14, 2018

The White House has said it will outline a budget for the space force next year. Mr. Trump also got what he wanted in the measure with controls on US government contracts with China's ZTE Corp. "They want to jam transmissions", but "we'll be catching them very shortly". In a hangar at Fort Drum, with an Apache attack helicopter as a backdrop, Trump said, "The NDAA is the most significant investment in our military and in our warfighters in modern history, and I'm very proud to be a big, ... (more...)
Pilot killed when plane hits house in Payson Pilot killed when plane hits house in Payson
- August 14, 2018

It is unknown if the child in the house was related to Youd. His wife and a child who were in the home got out and survived despite the front part of the two-storey house being engulfed in flames, Sergeant Noemi Sandoval said. He then requested an officer escort him to the home so he could pick up some belongings, and did so without incident. That occurred without incident, Sgt Sandoval said. (more...)
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Picks a Very Strange Fight with Canada Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Picks a Very Strange Fight with Canada
- August 14, 2018

Trudeau made the comments a little over a week after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia suspended diplomatic relations with Canada and expelled the Canadian ambassador after a series of tweets from the Canadian government criticizing the arrest of some social activists there. (more...)
Israeli PM blasts Labour leader Corbyn over Palestinian remembrance event Israeli PM blasts Labour leader Corbyn over Palestinian remembrance event
- August 14, 2018

On June 13, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution, sponsored by Turkey and Algeria, condemning Israel for Palestinian civilian deaths in the Gaza Strip. Jewish Labour MP Luciana Berger said on Twitter: 'Being "present" is the same as being involved. "The visitors laid a simple wreath near where in 1985 over 45 Palestinian workers, including welfare and pensions staff, cleaners, and maintenance were killed by a high tonnage bomb dropped by an Israeli-fighter aircraft". (more...)
Details on Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart's Cause of Death Details on Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart's Cause of Death
- August 14, 2018

Neidhart's most memorable run came with Bret and manager Jimmy Hart as legendary Hart Foundation tag team and I thoroughly enjoyed watching their rise as a tag team in the WWF. They attended a Smashing Pumpkins concert together (seen below). The Florida-born wrestler broke into the World Wrestling Federation in 1985 when he joined up with Hart. (more...)
Kasich Tweaks Trump With Laughing Putin GIF Kasich Tweaks Trump With Laughing Putin GIF
- August 13, 2018

Despite Trump's claim that Kasich is "very unpopular", the OH governor enjoys a 52 percent approval rating within his state, according to a Quinnipiac University poll cited by The Dayton Daily News . Balderson, a Republican candidate for a U.S. House seat, is still neck-and-neck with Democrat Danny O'Connor in the results of last week's special election. (more...)

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