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2016 confirmed as hottest year on record 2016 confirmed as hottest year on record
- August 11, 2017

On Tuesday, the Times published "Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report ", which detailed key findings from the draft of a routine climate assessment conducted by several federal agencies every four years. The New York Times on Wednesday retracted its claim from a front-page Tuesday story that it exclusively obtained a draft government climate report. (more...)
Trump on Putin Expelling Diplomats: 'I Want to Thank Him' Trump on Putin Expelling Diplomats: 'I Want to Thank Him'
- August 11, 2017

It is not clear how the Russian president kicking out US diplomats would remove them from the USA payroll, as CNBC reports. "We'll save a lot of money". State department staffing is reportedly a tense topic of debate issue between the Trump administration and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, as many key positions within the department have yet to be filled. (more...)
Trump claims warning to North Korea 'wasn't tough enough' Trump claims warning to North Korea 'wasn't tough enough'
- August 11, 2017

The avowed pacifist Moon Jae-in, who became South Korea's president in May, now seems to be in a bit of a spot over his offer to open dialogue with North Korea . A missile fired from North Korea to Guam would probably pass over Japan. Japan has adopted a more assertive position, warning yesterday that a North Korean missile fired at Guam would represent a threat to the country's "existence as a nation", and that Tokyo had the right to shoot it down. (more...)
Trump endorses Strange; Brooks said president was misled Trump endorses Strange; Brooks said president was misled
- August 11, 2017

Strange, a Republican, is only a few months into the job, and faces challenges to hold on to it in an August 15 primary election. That high likability among voters has caused odd and fellow Senate candidates Roy Moore and U.S. Brooks said Wednesday that he's more aligned with Trump's agenda than odd, the candidate of a Washington "swamp" establishment who gets his support from a super political action committee tied to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell . (more...)
EAM Sushma Swaraj arrives in Kathmandu for BIMSTEC summit EAM Sushma Swaraj arrives in Kathmandu for BIMSTEC summit
- August 11, 2017

Ms. Swaraj met with the Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to discuss his upcoming visit to India, his first since taking charge in the first week of June following a power-sharing arrangement with his predecessor Pushpa Kamal Dahal "Prachanda". (more...)
Not going to run scared from North Korea: US envoy Nikki Haley Not going to run scared from North Korea: US envoy Nikki Haley
- August 11, 2017

President Donald Trump's retweet of a Fox News story claiming US satellites detected North Korea moving anti-ship cruise missiles to a patrol boat is raising eyebrows on Tuesday after US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley indicated that the information in the report is classified and was leaked. (more...)
Mattis Warns N-Korea to 'Not Invite Destruction of Your People Mattis Warns N-Korea to 'Not Invite Destruction of Your People
- August 11, 2017

North Korea should "cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and destruction of its people" Mattis said. The DPRK's actions, which the statement says "gave threat to global peace and security", will block transactions in coal, iron and iron ore, ban imports of copper, nickel, silver and zinc from North Korea, as well as suspend scientific and technical cooperation and even slow the flow of earnings made by the country's citizens while overseas being sent ... (more...)
Trump 'very surprised' by FBI Manfort raid, saying it sends 'strong signal' Trump 'very surprised' by FBI Manfort raid, saying it sends 'strong signal'
- August 11, 2017

Also Thursday, Manafort dropped a law firm that was representing him in the investigation led by Mueller, switching to one with expertise in global tax cases. Manafort has been associated with at least 15 bank accounts and 10 companies in Cyprus, dating back to 2007, NBC reported in March, and he was reportedly $US17 million in debt to pro-Russian interests by the time he joined the Trump campaign. (more...)
European Union adds nine people, four entities to North Korea sanctions list
- August 11, 2017

In a surprise stop in Guam pn Wednesday on his way home from the region, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defended Trump's "fire and fury" remarks while stating that the U.S.is not under "imminent threat" of a nuclear attack from North Korea. (more...)
Amid Article 35-A row, Mehbooba calls on Farooq Abdullah Amid Article 35-A row, Mehbooba calls on Farooq Abdullah
- August 11, 2017

Mehbooba said only a conducive and peaceful atmosphere can lead the state to prosperity and resolution of the issues. In the previous hearing the attorney general told the court that the issue can be debated. "In our view Jammu and Ladakh regions have more concern and they are with Kashmiris on this issue", he added. "You are (the Centre) weakening them". It is not just the opposition in Jammu and Kashmir that has criticised the Centre's statements. (more...)
Three militants of Zakir Musa group killed in Kashmir Three militants of Zakir Musa group killed in Kashmir
- August 11, 2017

Local sources said that except Zahid whose last rites were performed today, the three slain were laid to rest late last evening. He was rushed to Srinagar hospital, where he succumbed to injuries. "All three militants have been killed; they were members of Zakir Musa group". The Army is battling with a group of terrorists. A 16-year-old youth identified as Mohammad Younis sustained critical pellet injuries in the security forces firing. (more...)
Acquitted Ex-Tulsa Officer to Work for Sheriff's Office Acquitted Ex-Tulsa Officer to Work for Sheriff's Office
- August 11, 2017

Ex-Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby was acquitted in Terence Crutcher's shooting death. . Walton had been among Shelby's most vocal supporters while she awaited her manslaughter trial in the September 16 shooting death of Terence Crutcher. (more...)
Judge Dismisses Paxton Lawsuit Over 'Sanctuary Cities' Law Judge Dismisses Paxton Lawsuit Over 'Sanctuary Cities' Law
- August 11, 2017

Senate Bill 4 affirms the right and duty of law enforcement agencies throughout Texas to detain individuals pursuant to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) federal detainer program. District Court Judge Orlando Garcia in San Antonio. The law lets police officers ask people during routine stops whether they're legally in the U.S. (more...)
Court: Medical marijuana transport case can advance Court: Medical marijuana transport case can advance
- August 11, 2017

Health regulators on Thursday proposed a new set of regulations that would further expand the state's medical marijuana program, which the state has tried to broaden as it faced criticism from patient advocates and marijuana companies for its restrictiveness. (more...)
Florida day care driver involved in hot car death charged, arrested Florida day care driver involved in hot car death charged, arrested
- August 11, 2017

Orlando police received a call at 8:30 p.m.in connection with a possible child neglect case at Little Miracles Academy at 900 Plymouth Ave., Sgt. Eduardo Bernal said. The "unbearable environment" caused Myles' death, according to the medical examiner. "And if you all can forgive me - I'm so sorry". "I loved Myles, and I took care of Myles since he was a baby", Thornton said. (more...)
CBS News Poll Shows Nearly 75% Of Americans Disapprove Of Congress CBS News Poll Shows Nearly 75% Of Americans Disapprove Of Congress
- August 11, 2017

Thirty-four percent of respondents approve of Democratic leaders in Congress, compared to 59 percent who disapprove. Republican respondents were evenly split on their party's steering of both chambers, with 45 percent deeming the GOP majority a success and 45 percent viewing them as an overall failure. (more...)
African migrants storm Spanish beach after arriving on inflatable boat African migrants storm Spanish beach after arriving on inflatable boat
- August 11, 2017

Sunbathers looked on as migrants jumped out of the small craft and ran up the beach after successfully crossing the Strait of Gibraltar. A Spanish police spokesman told CNN that one officer was in the area when the migrants arrived on shore. (more...)
British Police Raid Hotel in Greater Manchester's Salford British Police Raid Hotel in Greater Manchester's Salford
- August 11, 2017

The raid was centred on the Ibis budget hotel in Manchester. Other reports said a child had been run over in the hotel's carpark before the raid. "Enquiries on-going", the police tweeted. We were called to reports of a collision between a auto and a child. "A woman was shouting hysterically and a child/children were screaming and crying". (more...)
Cop shot in Brooklyn by deranged man with rifle Cop shot in Brooklyn by deranged man with rifle
- August 11, 2017

The suspect has not yet been arrested, sources said. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital in an unknown condition. When the officer went to a back room to talk with the man, he fired through the door multiple times, hitting the officer, police said. (more...)
4 takeaways from federal climate change report scientists fear Trump may suppress 4 takeaways from federal climate change report scientists fear Trump may suppress
- August 11, 2017

Adopted in December 2015, the Paris Agreement is an worldwide effort to address climate change by limiting carbon emissions, thereby reducing global temperature increases. In other words, it has passed all the usual tests for scientific integrity. "This report confirms what scientists have already been saying for some time: climate change is real and already underway". (more...)
Trump says White House drawing up documents to declare opioid abuse emergency Trump says White House drawing up documents to declare opioid abuse emergency
- August 11, 2017

It was not immediately clear when the declaration would be issued or what specific actions it would call for. Stanhope said Trump's announcement should have come sooner. Sen. Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican who has sponsored bills to boost federal spending on treatment and law enforcement, said, "There is no doubt that this heroin and prescription drug epidemic is a crisis affecting our entire country, and I applaud the president for his decision to declare it a national emergency". (more...)
Chelsea Manning Photographed For Vogue Chelsea Manning Photographed For Vogue
- August 11, 2017

The photo features Manning standing on a beach in a red one-piece swimsuit, with her hands placed on the back of her neck and on her head. As nice as that was, being photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue is a bit of an upgrade! "I was honestly a bit surprised by the outpouring of love and support that I got". (more...)
N.Korea Snubs S.Korea at ASEAN Forum
- August 11, 2017

ASEAN Foreign Ministers on Saturday released a statement urging North Korea to "immediately comply fully" with the UN Security Council resolutions. In its first major response to the sanctions drafted by the United States and adopted on Saturday, North Korea said it would never relinquish its missile and nuclear arsenals and called the penalties a panicky US-led response to its growing military might. (more...)
Americans rush to buy underground shelters as tensions with North Korea grow
- August 11, 2017

Guam serves as a major military base for the United States, with U.S. Air Force and Navy installations occupying some 29 percent of the island's total land area. The tree snakes have become huge pests and have wiped out numerous local birds and reptiles, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This week's nuclear crisis with North Korea - and the designation of Guam as a target by North Korea - brings home the point that residents of the US's colonial territories should receive the ... (more...)
Why you should keep your feet off the dashboard of vehicles Why you should keep your feet off the dashboard of vehicles
- August 11, 2017

She was wrong. In fairness, she admits her mistake now that two years on she's still struggling with the injuries. "If you ride with your feet on the dash and you're involved in an accident, the airbag may send your knees through your eye sockets", they said on Facebook. (more...)
Robert Jeffress: Trump has moral authority to kill North Korean dictator
- August 11, 2017

North Korea and President Trump lashed out at each other within hours on Tuesday, in both cases threatening to hit the other side with a barrage of "fire". To be sure, many American presidents have sought counsel from prominent religious leaders of the day, but those figures from have traditionally come from mainstream faith communities, not fringe radicals. (more...)
CNN cuts ties with Jeffrey Lord after 'sieg heil' tweet CNN cuts ties with Jeffrey Lord after 'sieg heil' tweet
- August 11, 2017

When Carusone responded that there was a "mistake" in the headline and asked Lord how he expected anyone to take him seriously, Lord sent out the infamous tweet . Lord had been with the network for nearly exactly two years, joining CNN in August 2015 as essentially the network's first explicitly pro-Trump commentator. (more...)
US stocks slip amid heightened US-North Korea tensions US stocks slip amid heightened US-North Korea tensions
- August 11, 2017

Strong results from Scout24 and Novo Nordisk lifted those shares, but the pan-European STOXX 600 extended early losses to fall 0.7 percent. Fresnillo's share price is 2.51 percent up at 1,515.00p, while shares in Randgold are changing hands 2.52 percent higher at 7,360.25p. (more...)
Trump thanks Putin for kicking out diplomats Trump thanks Putin for kicking out diplomats
- August 11, 2017

At the end of July, President Putin said 755 staff would have to leave United States diplomatic missions in Russian Federation, in retaliation for new U.S. "There's no real reason for them to go back". "I want to thank (Putin) because we're trying to cut down our payroll", Trump said. Speaking to reporters in New Jersey, he said he wanted to thank the Russian leader for saving the U.S. (more...)
Severe thunderstorm watch for Chicago includes hail and 60 miles per hour winds Severe thunderstorm watch for Chicago includes hail and 60 miles per hour winds
- August 11, 2017

There's a chance for severe storms with heavy rain, 50 miles per hour winds and hail in the south Denver metro area but damaging winds and golf-ball sized hail are more likely on the southeastern plains, forecasters say. At about 4:20 p.m. Thursday, the watch was elevated to a severe thunderstorm warning that was set to expire at 4:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service . (more...)

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