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Pence returning to Indiana for official portrait unveiling Pence returning to Indiana for official portrait unveiling
- August 13, 2017

Karen Pence designed the blue-and-gold tie modeled on the state flag. On Thursday, President Donald Trump had lunch with Pence at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Pence is seen in the portrait sitting at his desk, with various items he asked to be included, such as a Bible, family picture, two law books that belonged to his father, and the US and in flags. (more...)
Why a silent, 10-minute song is climbing the iTunes charts Why a silent, 10-minute song is climbing the iTunes charts
- August 13, 2017

Sometimes it's annoying because you have heard that song too many time, and sometimes it's just one of your guilty pleasures you don't want anyone else to know about. On Thursday, downloads were up to 1,100 and his creation was No. 67 on iTunes' music chart. Interested users can buy the single from the iTunes store. (more...)
Top US General Jets Into Asia as North Korea Tensions Run High Top US General Jets Into Asia as North Korea Tensions Run High
- August 13, 2017

And that doesn't mean talk hasn't been tough - the US has been speaking forcefully to North Korea all this time, said Ellen Tauscher, former USA under secretary of state for arms control and global security under President Barack Obama . (more...)
Shutdown in Kashmir to protect Article 35A Shutdown in Kashmir to protect Article 35A
- August 13, 2017

Political scientist, Prof Gull Wani, said in the present day society, there are very few democratic voices in India to speak for Kashmiris as there has been a change of character across India. The Jammu and Kashmir government had then informed the EC that the by-poll needed to be postponed since the security agencies wanted to resume the counter-militancy operations. (more...)
Markets Right Now: Stocks open lower
- August 13, 2017

On Friday , the S&P 500 rose 3.11 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,441.32. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended down 33.08 points, or 0.15 percent, at 22,085.34, snapping a 9-day streak of closing records. The Chinese volatility gauge jumped by the most since January 2016, to its highest level in more than seven months. Many world stock markets have hit record or multi-year highs in recent weeks, leaving them vulnerable to a selloff, and the tensions over North Korea have proved to be ... (more...)
South China Sea Tensions Escalate, Risk 'Involving More and More Countries' South China Sea Tensions Escalate, Risk 'Involving More and More Countries'
- August 13, 2017

McCain sailed in a "routine" freedom of navigation operation near Mischief Reef on Thursday. But analysts feel the opening of the first Chinese military base overseas was in tune with PLAN's ambitions to expand its global reach amidst China's growing economic and political footprint. (more...)
Indonesia natural disaster: 6.4 magnitude quake jolts Sumatra Indonesia natural disaster: 6.4 magnitude quake jolts Sumatra
- August 13, 2017

Several Twitter users reported that they felt the tremors in Singapore. It forced her to flee her house along with her family members. It was even felt in Singapore, nearly 600 km from the epicentre. In 2004, a powerful Indian Ocean quake set off a tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people in a dozen countries, majority in Indonesia's Aceh province in northern Sumatra. (more...)
Subhash Desai offers to resign, CM says no Subhash Desai offers to resign, CM says no
- August 13, 2017

Mr Desai went to Mr Fadnavis' bungalow on Saturday morning to submit his resignation after opposition Congress-NCP accused him of corruption. I have now made a decision to face the inquiry with utmost transparency."Fadnavis spoke to Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and both agreed that the resignation should not be accepted". (more...)
Himachal Pradesh landslide: Six killed, rescue operations underway Himachal Pradesh landslide: Six killed, rescue operations underway
- August 13, 2017

Commenting on the incident, Mandi deputy commissioner Sandeep Kadam said the possibility of more deaths could not be ruled out. To further intensify the rescue and relief operations, the National Disaster Response Force has been summoned, said the official adding that at least five people have been rescued so far in the ongoing operations. (more...)
Military option for Venezuela on the table Military option for Venezuela on the table
- August 13, 2017

This is our neighbor ... we're all over the world, and we have troops all over the world in places that are very, very far away. Padrino added that Venezuela will release an official response soon. "The terrorist attack on Fort Paramacay, which was combated by the national defence forces, is an expression of the new Trump era", Maduro , according to the El Nacional newspaper. (more...)
Trump Said The US Isn't Ruling Out Military Intervention In Venezuela Trump Said The US Isn't Ruling Out Military Intervention In Venezuela
- August 13, 2017

President Trump , in the midst of a week of high tensions with North Korea over its nuclear program, on Friday introduced the possibility of another military confrontation - with Venezuela - surprising most observers. The Pentagon has said that #The United States military is prepared to support efforts to secure U.S. citizens and other American interests in Venezuela . (more...)
Trump says United States is 'locked and loaded' in North Korea confrontation Trump says United States is 'locked and loaded' in North Korea confrontation
- August 13, 2017

Guam is home to a strategically located USA air base, a Navy installation, a Coast Guard group and roughly 6,000 US military personnel. Eric Talmadge is an Associated Press writer. The official languages of Guam are English and Chamorro, which means 'noble.' It's a Malayo-Polynesian language that has incorporated Spanish words over time. (more...)
U.S. has been conducting back-channel talks with North Korea for months
- August 13, 2017

Despite the bombastic rhetoric exchanged between North Korean and American leaders this week, the Trump administration has been quietly engaged in back-channel diplomacy with North Korea for several months, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. (more...)
Judge to US Government: Cough Up More of Clinton's Benghazi Emails Judge to US Government: Cough Up More of Clinton's Benghazi Emails
- August 13, 2017

As a result, state servers did not capture and store all of the secretary's emails". But conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch argued that those efforts weren't enough. State has offered no assurance that the three record compilations it received [from Secretary Clinton and her aides], taken together, constitute the entirety of Secretary Clinton's e-mails during the time period relevant to Plaintiff's FOIA Request. (more...)
Trump expresses desire to 'de-nuke the world' Trump expresses desire to 'de-nuke the world'
- August 13, 2017

The country has far exceeded USA expectations and has successfully produced a miniaturized warhead that can fit inside its missiles. The New START treaty limits the U.S.to 1,550 strategic nuclear warheads deployed on 700 long-range delivery systems, including intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles and bombers. (more...)
What does US do in Guam?
- August 13, 2017

Pacific territory seem to be taking things in their stride. Seoul is 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) to the northwest, Tokyo is 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) north and Taipei is 1,700 miles (2,700 kilometers) west. The air base was built in 1944, when the US was preparing to send bombers to Japan during World War II. Altogether, 7,000 USA military personnel are stationed on Guam. (more...)
Dale Jr. doesn't want apology from Kevin Harvick Dale Jr. doesn't want apology from Kevin Harvick
- August 13, 2017

Since making his full-time NASCAR Cup Series debut in 2000, he's won 26 races, two Daytona 500s and the sport's all-star race. Harvick said drivers vary in their opinions, specifically mentioning that Earnhardt said last week that veterans are being replaced by younger drivers because younger drivers are willing to accept less pay. (more...)
Donald Trump Says US Donald Trump Says US "Locked and Loaded" for North Korea
- August 13, 2017

Trump's Defense Secretary James Mattis , tried to be more careful saying that the Pentagon did have military options at hand, but finding a diplomatic solution was still its top priority warning of the consequences of war on the Korean Peninsula. (more...)
Watch Out for Fake Eclipse Glasses
- August 13, 2017

What happens during a solar eclipse? Hotel prices in towns directly along the path of the eclipse are skyrocketing, as are the price of plane tickets to those areas and, unsurprisingly, traffic is expected to be a hectic mess (even more so than usual, that is) in the cities where the celestial show will be at its best. (more...)
Venezuela calls Trump's warning of possible military action a 'crazy act' Venezuela calls Trump's warning of possible military action a 'crazy act'
- August 13, 2017

More than 120 people have been killed in the unrest. Peru has been a fierce critic of Mr Maduro's government. The Foreign Ministry says in a statement that it condemns "military measures and the use of force", and that all efforts to resolve Venezuela's crisis should be peaceful and respect its sovereignty. (more...)
China's Xi Seeks to Calm North Korea Tensions in Call With Trump China's Xi Seeks to Calm North Korea Tensions in Call With Trump
- August 13, 2017

And island dwellers say they fear a powerful typhoon more than the wrath of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . "China should also make clear that if North Korea launches missiles that threaten US soil first and the USA retaliates, China will stay neutral", the editorial read . (more...)
Elephant Murdered 15 People, Finally Killed Just Before World Elephant Day Elephant Murdered 15 People, Finally Killed Just Before World Elephant Day
- August 13, 2017

An elephant that has killed 15 people in eastern India over a months-long rampage could be shot within days if it is not brought under control, an official said Wednesday. The forest official said that casualties could have continued to increase had several people from villages atop the densely forested hills not come down to lower areas. (more...)
Man arrested in Glen Cove by ICE during Operation SOAR Man arrested in Glen Cove by ICE during Operation SOAR
- August 13, 2017

Twelve of the men are registered sex offenders. Those arrested include nationals from the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Mexico and Peru. The Salvadoran man had been convicted of raping a 15-year-old victim, and sentenced to 10 years of probation supervision. Decker, director of the New York ICE field office that covers Long Island, said the arrests exemplified the agency's "continuing commitment to making our communities safer" by targeting ... (more...)
Guardiola: I'm Not Under Pressure, City Won't Spend Big Again Guardiola: I'm Not Under Pressure, City Won't Spend Big Again
- August 13, 2017

No such drama with the blue side of Manchester. We are going to improve the way we attack. Yaya ready for the season. . "Of course, it had an influence on me [the presence of Pep Guardiola here]". He looked good in preseason and is poised for a big year. "The first game, especially with the newly promoted, when they have the passion, the fans, no pressure, it is always hard, and we did it". (more...)
President Donald Trump Puts Blame For Charlottesville President Donald Trump Puts Blame For Charlottesville "On Many Sides"
- August 13, 2017

She also said that she does not believe inflammatory rhetoric, from either the right or the left, has a place because it "does not serve our nation well". Trump, speaking at his country club in New Jersey, said "many sides" are to blame for the violence. . "You will not erase us", chanted a crowd of white nationalists, while counter-protesters carried placards that read: "Nazi go home" and "Smash white supremacy". (more...)
Dems urge Tillerson to rein in Trump on North Korea Dems urge Tillerson to rein in Trump on North Korea
- August 13, 2017

Trump tells reporters after a security briefing at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, "We are going to be increasing our budget by many billions of dollars". TRUMP: Hopefully it'll all work out, OK? President Trump's "locked and loaded" remark on Friday - part of his ongoing exchange with the North Korean regime - might have set the world more on edge. (more...)
Trump's approval rating up after tough North Korea talk, new poll shows Trump's approval rating up after tough North Korea talk, new poll shows
- August 13, 2017

The first order I gave to my generals, as you know, my first order was I want this, our nuclear arsenal, to be the biggest and the finest in the world. It's unlikely that Twitter would consider banning Trump, considering he's the president of the United States and doing so would nearly certainly result in disaster for the company. (more...)
China vows to block U.S. attack on North Korea China vows to block U.S. attack on North Korea
- August 13, 2017

Their North Korea gambit is to so increase the nuclear threat against the United States, that USA security guarantees to Japan, South Korea and other allies will no longer be credible. They remind us that the USA was able to co-exist with a nuclear-armed China under Mao. "China opposes both nuclear proliferation and war in the Korean Peninsula". (more...)
Iowa artist doesn't like license plate options, designs alternative Iowa artist doesn't like license plate options, designs alternative
- August 13, 2017

The last time Iowa had a plate redesign was in the mid-1990s when the state switched from a solid, royal blue plate with a white outline. The Iowa Department of Transportation went traditional with "flying our colors", a plate design modeled after Iowa's flag with navy and red and a bald eagle in the middle. (more...)
Trump warns NKorea that U.S. is 'locked and loaded' Trump warns NKorea that U.S. is 'locked and loaded'
- August 13, 2017

The four PAC-3 systems are brought from eastern Japan, as its missile defense is largely centered around Tokyo. He added that "when it comes close to fight, the one who is stronger and wiser should be the first to step back from the brink". (more...)

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