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Guam a 'pawn' in US-North Korea confrontation - academic Guam a 'pawn' in US-North Korea confrontation - academic
- August 11, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he doesn't believe there is "any imminent threat" from North Korea, including to Guam . An estimated 42,835 Filipinos, live in Guam , a Pacific island with a population of a little more than 162,000, which is home to a US military base and sits approximately 2,500 km away from the Philippines. (more...)
Services Held In Houston For Former Texas Governor Mark White Services Held In Houston For Former Texas Governor Mark White
- August 11, 2017

He battled kidney cancer and died Saturday at the age of 77. During his single term in office, White pushed to diversify Texas away from its economic dependence on oil, sowing the seeds for the state's tech revolution, and was an aggressive advocate for better public schools and improved teacher pay. (more...)
Bus driver shortage raises ire of Dallas school trustees Bus driver shortage raises ire of Dallas school trustees
- August 11, 2017

This violation will remain a misdemeanor. With Adams County schools set to start classes Monday, the Indiana State Police wants to remind drivers of the importance - and laws - of stopping for buses in the process of loading and unloading students. (more...)
Explosion in Sunderland: Residents horror as police rush to scene Explosion in Sunderland: Residents horror as police rush to scene
- August 11, 2017

Northumbria Police tweeted: 'Police are aware of an explosion on Rosslyn Avenue, Sunderland. Early reports have suggested that it could be a gas explosion, but this has not been confirmed by the emergency services. It's understood half of the home has been destroyed - and its roof has been "blown off". "Further updates to follow". They urged people to stay away from the area. (more...)
Secret Service Spent $13500 On Golf Cart Rentals For Trump Trip Secret Service Spent $13500 On Golf Cart Rentals For Trump Trip
- August 11, 2017

President Trump is in the midst of a 17-day absence from the White House . "Fantastic day golfing with #45 @realdonaldtrump at Trump Bedminister today". Over the weekend, Bloomberg reported that Kelly has been advising Trump on tweets that "might cause an global uproar or lead to unwelcome distractions", concluding that Trump's tweets "have been more buttoned down" in recent days. (more...)
Chantek, the USA orangutan who used sign language, dies aged 39 Chantek, the USA orangutan who used sign language, dies aged 39
- August 11, 2017

Chantek , who was taught by a trainer who raised him like her own child, was being treated for heart disease , the zoo said in a statement. Zoo Atlanta announced in 2016 that animal care teams had begun a medical regimen to treat Chantek's symptoms of heart disease and even underwent a voluntary echocardiogram. (more...)
Oxford Circus station evacuated after fire on Tube train Oxford Circus station evacuated after fire on Tube train
- August 11, 2017

A spokesperson for Transport for London said: "The station is now closed due to a fire alert, there is no one in the station, all the lines that run through the station aren't stopping there". However, others said that it was calm and many people were still trying to tap their Oyster cards to get out of the station. I just got evacuated from the station. (more...)
Fatal police shooting of black man comes before review board Fatal police shooting of black man comes before review board
- August 11, 2017

A citizens review board has recessed for the day after hearing testimony related to a police department's decision that the fatal shooting of black man was justified. Those were not disclosed because they involve personnel. D'Elosua said the department would consider any recommendations. A review board is set to take a second look at how a North Carolina police department handled the shooting of a black man by an officer previous year. (more...)
Presidency Reacts To Calls For Buhari's Resignation Presidency Reacts To Calls For Buhari's Resignation
- August 11, 2017

There was a heavy presence of policemen who mounted horses and other security personnel at the protest to ensure it did not turn violent. NAN recalls that the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, on Sunday while speaking on Channels TV's Sunday Politics, also dismissed the demand of the civil society groups. (more...)
RSS had opposed quit India movement: Congress RSS had opposed quit India movement: Congress
- August 11, 2017

Jagan took to twitter handle during the platinum Jubliee Celebrations of the Quit India Movement that was launched by Mahatma Gandhi in 1932 against Britishers and tweeted, "I salute the 75 years of Quit India Movement as an Indian!" The Congress chief used her speech in Lok Sabha to underline the contributions of the Congress and Jawaharlal Nehru to the landmark episode in India's struggle for Independence and also attacked the ruling BJP, accused by her party of communalism. (more...)
Sri Lanka's Test squad for third Test against India
- August 11, 2017

Cheteshwar Pujara has been the standout player for India and has already hit two tons and has scored 301 runs. The only concern for India has been the form of Hardik Pandya, who has failed to make an impact. So, Sri Lanka now have four fast bowling options, and having gone with just the one pacer in the last Test, they are extremely unlikely to do the same again. (more...)
Nationwide Fund Advisors Adjusts Its Holdings in Duke Realty Corporation (DRE)
- August 11, 2017

The company reported its EPS on 6/29/2017. The company has a 50 day moving average of $28.15 and a 200-day moving average of $27.18. Capital Growth Management LP now owns 490,000 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $44,124,000 after buying an additional 380,000 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Death Penalty Possible For Accused Killer of Lt. Aaron Allan Death Penalty Possible For Accused Killer of Lt. Aaron Allan
- August 11, 2017

The man accused of killing a Southport Police Department lieutenant who was trying to help him could face the death penalty. Prosecutors are weighing whether to seek the death penalty. Brown's attorney, Denise Turner, did not return a message left Wednesday seeking comment on the charges her client faces. Allan and a Homecroft police officer found a BMW had overturned after a crash. (more...)
Bethsaida, Lost Roman Home of Jesus' Apostles, Discovered in Israel Bethsaida, Lost Roman Home of Jesus' Apostles, Discovered in Israel
- August 11, 2017

This summer, however, during the second year of excavating, a team from Israel's Kinneret College discovered remnants of a Roman-era bathhouse, potsherds and coins from the first to third centuries. In accounts of his travels in 725, Willibald mentioned a church in Bethsaida that had been built over the house of the apostle Peter and his brother Andrew. (more...)
Coast Guard Searches Sound After Flare Sighting Coast Guard Searches Sound After Flare Sighting
- August 11, 2017

A drug smuggling operation has been smashed after Coast Guard officers spotted huge bundles of marijuana while responding to a distress call. Multiple Fire Departments including Guilford, Westbrook, clinton, and Madison all provided assistance in this search. (more...)
'Prepare for attack': cruise passengers sent into lockdown 'Prepare for attack': cruise passengers sent into lockdown
- August 11, 2017

She wrote that Captain Gennaro Arma ordered various bans, including no deck parties, no late night dips in the pool and no outdoor bar hops on the ship during the dusk to dawn hours. "That put two metal doors between passengers and pirates ". At first, passengers made light of the news, joking that they had seen Captain Phillips, a movie with Tom Hanks that follows a group of Somali pirates hijacking a ship. (more...)
Trump Says White House 'Close' to Making Decision on Afghan Strategy Trump Says White House 'Close' to Making Decision on Afghan Strategy
- August 11, 2017

He adds that the United States should pursue an "integrated civil-military" approach that includes deploying more US troops; providing more targeting authority against the Taliban, Haqqani Network, al Qaeda, ISIS and "other terrorist groups that threaten the United States, its allies and its core interests"; and pursuing a joint agreement with the government of Afghanistan for a long-term, open-ended USA presence. (more...)
European Council widens sanctions against North Korea European Council widens sanctions against North Korea
- August 11, 2017

The Pentagon chief on Wednesday issued a carefully worded statement telling North Korea it would be "grossly" outmatched in any conflict with the USA, and warning Pyongyang to stop considering any action that risked "the destruction of its people". (more...)
Japan says 'can never tolerate' North Korea provocations Japan says 'can never tolerate' North Korea provocations
- August 11, 2017

The American military presence on Guam consists of two bases - Andersen Air Force Base in the north and Naval Base Guam in the south - which are home to 7,000 USA troops. If you're still sounding out the name of the island (it's [gwahm], by the way) you might not know that not only is Guam an essential military base, but one of the most pro-LGBT hubs on American soil. (more...)
Rain Showers in the Forecast Wednesday, Thursday Rain Showers in the Forecast Wednesday, Thursday
- August 11, 2017

Although this isn't a washout, there will be a chance of a few showers. By Tuesday , that cold front is expected to be far enough south of the area for drier conditions to develop in the Lehigh Valley. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Sunday - A chance of showers and thunderstorms. This front will bring more comfortable weather with dew points in the mid to lower 50's. (more...)
Trump's Harsh Language on North Korea Has Little Precedent, Experts Say
- August 11, 2017

The congressman said not engaging in strong remarks against North Korea "led us to where we are today". Sen. John McCain is asking the president to tone down the bellicose rhetoric in the war of words with North Korea. But when we take it seriously like this, and threaten as the president did, that is a pretty heavy message. "That brings us to the current standoff", Tapper said, after listing these concerns about Trump and nuclear weapons. (more...)
Creamer replaces injured Korda on US Solheim Cup team Creamer replaces injured Korda on US Solheim Cup team
- August 11, 2017

Inkster submitted an alternate's name when she named her two captain's picks on Sunday after the Women's British Open. "The reason why I put Paula in the hat was she'd be there", said Inkster on a conference call just moments ago. Korda was an automatic qualifier for Juli Inkster's side after finishing fifth in the Solheim Cup points list, despite playing with tape on her left forearm throughout this season. (more...)
Donald Trump says he won't fire special counsel Robert Mueller Donald Trump says he won't fire special counsel Robert Mueller
- August 11, 2017

The FBI seized documents and other materials related to the special counsel investigation of possible meddling in the 2016 election. This is a serious development for sure, and we'll likely learn what if anything of interest was recovered during the raid as Robert Mueller's investigation concludes. (more...)
Venezuela's Maduro Says Ready for Talks With Trump Venezuela's Maduro Says Ready for Talks With Trump
- August 11, 2017

The recent election of the 545-member assembly drew worldwide condemnation for usurping the authority of Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress. The national assembly has previously opposed Venezuela's president, Nicolás Maduro. The Venezuelan government reacted by saying the U.S. was "making a fool of itself in front of the world". (more...)
At least 36 killed in China bus crash At least 36 killed in China bus crash
- August 11, 2017

The 49 passengers on board the 51-person capacity vehicle included two children. The injured have been rushed to the hospital and rescue work is underway. Sichuan province is already reeling from another tragedy as 20 people were killed and hundreds more injured in an natural disaster that struck the region on Tuesday night (Aug 8). (more...)
College Park considers letting those in the country illegally vote College Park considers letting those in the country illegally vote
- August 11, 2017

About 20 percent of College Park's 32,275 residents are foreign-born, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau . Wojahn said leaders would like to consider several issues, including whether to restrict voting only to non-citizens who are holders of valid visas or who have permanent residency "green card" status, versus all classes of immigrants that reside in the city. (more...)
Trump toughens warning on North Korea Trump toughens warning on North Korea
- August 11, 2017

This week's mutual sabre-rattling has horrified many, with senior United States diplomats being forced to tone down the tenor of the remarks made by the president, leading some to identify mixed messages emanating from Trump aides about USA intentions. (more...)
Packers: 3 things to watch in preseason opener against Eagles Packers: 3 things to watch in preseason opener against Eagles
- August 11, 2017

I think it's because I didn't practice, and hadn't for a year and a half. "I don't think it's a concern", Wentz said. It was a huge win for the Packers, who broke a four-game losing streak and started what would eventually become a eight-game run to the NFC Championship. (more...)
Power companies pledge to give customers more information about rising bills Power companies pledge to give customers more information about rising bills
- August 11, 2017

Turnbull denied the government had been slow to act on boosting transparency by electricity retailers, despite the fact energy experts have been highlighting current practices as a problem for months. "We need to make sure that at the end of their [discount] plan, they don't do anything to go back to the standard rate", Mr Turnbull said. Government backbenchers report being under huge pressure from their constituents over soaring power bills but internal divisions have prevented the ... (more...)
President Trump Declares Opioid Epidemic A National Emergency President Trump Declares Opioid Epidemic A National Emergency
- August 11, 2017

Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, president and chief executive of the Dimock Center, said that declaring a national emergency could mobilize resources and spur innovations. Governors in Arizona, Florida, Maryland and Virginia have already declared emergencies . Pennsylvania's mortality rate from drug overdoses rose 37 percent between 2015 and 2016, to a rate of about 13 deaths every day. (more...)

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