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Officer on fatal Charlottesville crash: 'Hahahaha love this' Officer on fatal Charlottesville crash: 'Hahahaha love this'
- August 14, 2017

A makeshift memorial of flowers and a photo of victim, Heather Heyer, sits in Charlottesville, Va., Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. Of course, as soon as he was identified, Lariviere went on an apology tour claiming that he's a "good man who made a stupid comment". (more...)
Demonstrators hold candlelight vigil for victims of Charlottesville violence Demonstrators hold candlelight vigil for victims of Charlottesville violence
- August 14, 2017

Bates were also killed Saturday after a helicopter assisting with the rally crashed outside Charlottesville, killing the pilot and a trooper. Heather Heyer, 32, was killed after a auto slammed into a crowd of counter-protesters at a White Nationalist rally. (more...)
Dalai Lama cancels Botswana visit Dalai Lama cancels Botswana visit
- August 14, 2017

China today reaffirmed opposition to the Dalai Lamas visit to any country after he called off a planned trip to Botswana on "health grounds". The 82-year-old had been expected to visit on Tuesday. "Since his physicians have also advised him to avoid undertaking long journeys for the next few weeks, His Holiness will return to Dharamsala to recuperate", the statement said. (more...)
President Kovind makes maiden address, bats strongly for 'New India' President Kovind makes maiden address, bats strongly for 'New India'
- August 14, 2017

Calling on the people to draw inspiration from such courageous freedom fighters, the President stressed the need to invoke the same spirit today in the task of nation building. There are some obvious parameters like a house for every family, better roads and telecom, a modern railway network New India must include that integral humanist component that is in our DNA and which has defined our country and civilisation. (more...)
John Oliver shreds Trump's non-response to Charlottesville Nazis John Oliver shreds Trump's non-response to Charlottesville Nazis
- August 14, 2017

It is nearly impossible to screw that up. The way John Oliver sees it, the moment was a no-brainer for President Donald Trump . He said that while true leadership was needed in the wake of this attack, the USA unfortunately has Trump as president, and he played a clip of Trump's response. (more...)
Seattle Protesters Get Dosed In Pepper Spray During March Seattle Protesters Get Dosed In Pepper Spray During March
- August 14, 2017

Police say fireworks were thrown at officers, and that they saw some people amid the peaceful counter-protest carrying axe handles and two-by-fours. The rally organized by the conservative pro-Trump group known as Patriot Prayer - and a counter protest aimed at standing against hate - were previously planned for Sunday. (more...)
Federal Security Service closes hashish pipeline from European Union countries to Russian Federation Federal Security Service closes hashish pipeline from European Union countries to Russian Federation
- August 14, 2017

In the course of an initial investigation it was established that "terrorist attacks' plots were organized by the leaders and emissaries of ISIL terrorist group in Syria". The group of terrorists detained in the Moscow region comprises 3 nationals of Central Asian states and 1 Russian national. The FSB - formerly called the KGB - added that among those arrested in the special operation were an IS "emissary", a bombmaker and two potential suicide bombers. (more...)
President Moon to address N. Korea's nuclear threat in Liberation Day speech President Moon to address N. Korea's nuclear threat in Liberation Day speech
- August 14, 2017

The diplomatic contacts are occurring regularly between Joseph Yun, the USA envoy for North Korea policy, and Pak Song Il, a senior North Korean diplomat at the country's United Nations mission, according to US officials and others briefed on the process. (more...)
Protests Erupt Across the Country Against Violence in Va. White Nationalist Rally Protests Erupt Across the Country Against Violence in Va. White Nationalist Rally
- August 14, 2017

USA authorities opened an investigation into the deadly violence in Virginia, which put renewed pressure on the Trump administration to take an unequivocal stand against right-wing extremists occupying a loyal segment of the Republican president's political base. (more...)
Police identify helicopter, troopers in crash Police identify helicopter, troopers in crash
- August 14, 2017

McAuliffe and his wife, Dorothy, took the loss personally because of the time they spent with Cullen and Bates, who had been part of the governor's executive protection unit for three years. Last night, they held an impromptu rally at the University of Virginia, which led to violent clashes with counter-protesters. Officials told the AP the crash was linked to the rally, but it was not immediately clear how. (more...)
Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz detained in fraud probe Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz detained in fraud probe
- August 14, 2017

Among the four other suspects arrested were Tal Silberstein, a former political consultant to ex-Israeli premier Ehud Barak and a current advisor to the Austrian chancellor, as well as the CEO of Israeli telecom giant Bezeq, David Granot. Bezeq said in a statement Granot had been detained, without giving details. Israeli police said they were "investigating a number of suspects since the morning on suspicion that they worked systematically with the main suspect in order to produce and ... (more...)
NZDF personnel in the middle of North Korea's missile strike threat NZDF personnel in the middle of North Korea's missile strike threat
- August 14, 2017

North Korea has bragged about its missile capabilities, and experts say they could hit cities like Denver and Chicago. The Pentagon now has 28,500 troops from the Air Force , Army, Marine Corps and Navy stationed in the South. Minister of National Defense Song Young-moo on Saturday ordered the military to fight back "resolutely and confidently" against any North Korean provocation, the ministry said . (more...)
Trump Doubles Down On Establishment Candidate Day Before Alabama Primary Trump Doubles Down On Establishment Candidate Day Before Alabama Primary
- August 14, 2017

But it's not going to be an easy win for Strange: His top challenger is former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore , unseated twice from the bench on religious stances he's taken. He's hitched a "Ditch Mitch" banner to his campaign bus in the final days, and in his closing ad he echoes Trump's frustration with McConnell's inability to push through an Obamacare repeal. (more...)
JD(U) removes Sharad as leader in RS JD(U) removes Sharad as leader in RS
- August 14, 2017

The rift was seen widening as Sharad Yadav made his opinion public about the new alliance between JD (U) and BJP as saying "betrayal of the people's mandate". According to sources, after the rebel leg of Sharad, the party is believed to be broken. Nitish Kumar could take more action against Yadav and some other sulking leaders after the party's August 19 national executive meeting. (more...)
Houston woman, 20, one of the injured in Charlottesville attack Houston woman, 20, one of the injured in Charlottesville attack
- August 14, 2017

Chaves said. "This isn't going to hold her back". Ericka Chavez said her daughter Natalie Romero was there in Charlottesville when a speeding auto plowed into counter protesters. Lee in the university's Emancipation Park. Natalie Romero posed with her national JROTC Legion of Valor medal in 2015. So far, $9,465 has been raised out of a $50,000 goal. (more...)
Vigil to be held in Binghamton in response to Charlottesville Rally Vigil to be held in Binghamton in response to Charlottesville Rally
- August 14, 2017

The crowd was upbeat and happy but watchful - and hopeful. No word on if President Trump plans to release another statement. Organizer Tracy Baton said people have told her "this is not the country that we want and not the country I fought for, my dad fought for and my mother fought for". (more...)
OH teachers on administrative leave after video of autistic student being dragged OH teachers on administrative leave after video of autistic student being dragged
- August 14, 2017

His mother, Bonnie McKean, calls the teachers' actions inexcusable. On Wednesday after the county prosecutor decided not to pursue felony charges, McKean posted the school surveillance video of the incident to her Facebook page, where it has been viewed more than 52,000 times and shared almost 1,000 times as of Thursday afternoon. (more...)
Trump, Xi agree North Korea should stop its provocative behavior Trump, Xi agree North Korea should stop its provocative behavior
- August 14, 2017

The move comes amid growing tension over the threat of North Korea using nuclear weapons, and a week after the USA received China's help in the United Nations Security Council to impose tougher economic sanctions on Pyongyang. "A lot differently toward trade". "We would like to emphasize that the Chinese government has always attached importance to intellectual property protection", a spokesman said. (more...)
Chinese Vice-Premier arrives in Kathmandu Chinese Vice-Premier arrives in Kathmandu
- August 14, 2017

The main event of the day will be flag-hoisting ceremony at Parliament House. Moreover, the Vice-Premier is scheduled to attend the opening ceremony of the nine-storied Basantapur Durbar Restoration Project under the Chinese assistance on 15 August. (more...)
FBI, Justice Department Investigate Violence in Charlottesville, Va. FBI, Justice Department Investigate Violence in Charlottesville, Va.
- August 14, 2017

Later a helicopter responding to the violence crashed outside the city, killing two state police troopers. Three more arrests have been made in connection to the violent clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville. (more...)
Skydiver rescued after hours stuck in MA tree Skydiver rescued after hours stuck in MA tree
- August 14, 2017

Dow and Fire Chief Brian Rich said the skydiver, whose identity was not released, stuck the landing on River Street after his parachute malfunctioned at approximately 7:15 p.m. The Dunstable Police and Fire Departments worked with the Northeast Massachusetts Technical Rescue Team to get him down. "That was pure, dumb luck. (more...)
Gas prices rise to highest level this summer Gas prices rise to highest level this summer
- August 14, 2017

At this time last, the average gas price in Florida was $2.08 per gallon while the national average was $2.27 per gallon. Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group, said supply was helping dictate prices and would ensure there was no sudden spikes in the days to come. (more...)
US Security Leaders Say North Korea War Not Imminent, But Danger Looms
- August 14, 2017

Trump had a number of options available for how to respond - or not respond - and he made a decision to say this on August 8 about what would happen if North Korea continued with its threats: "They will be met with the fire and fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before". (more...)
3 hurt in Dodge County vehicle crash 3 hurt in Dodge County vehicle crash
- August 14, 2017

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office responded to a vehicle crash on Highway 16/60 that involved seven people, including two young children who suffered life-threatening injuries. The driver was treated for minor injuries at Watertown Hospital. The three-year-old passenger was airlifted to UW Hospital in Madison where he died. (more...)
Ukraine Security Council Denies Reports of Arms Supplies to N Korea Ukraine Security Council Denies Reports of Arms Supplies to N Korea
- August 14, 2017

The speed at which North Korea has ramped up its missile and nuclear defense programs within the last two years is reportedly due to purchases Kim Jong Un's regime has made on a weapons black market linked to the Ukraine and Russian Federation as the United States and the globe frets over a potential military conflict. (more...)
Man charged in jet ski crash, search for missing teen continues Man charged in jet ski crash, search for missing teen continues
- August 14, 2017

The impact of the crash knocked the teen into the river, while the other passenger was transported to a hospital and is now recovering fine. The missing girl's cousin says her name is Isabella Silva. The search will take place over a two-mile radius in the Merrimack River. Dematos remains in the custody of the Chelmsford Police and will be turned over to the Environmental Police following his release from the hospital. (more...)
Kaka receives weird red card after VAR used to punish joke Kaka receives weird red card after VAR used to punish joke
- August 14, 2017

In the footage Collin can clearly be seen talking to the referee with the Orlando City players, and later took to Twitter to protest Kaka's innocence. Kaka was shown a red card for what looked like a friendly exchange with Aurelien Collin - apparently the pair are good friends. The referee saw fit to brandish a red card to Kaka for the incident. (more...)
Saudi Arabia's budget deficit has decreased by 51% this year Saudi Arabia's budget deficit has decreased by 51% this year
- August 14, 2017

Saudi Arabia says the annual budget deficit was halved in the first six months of this year, as oil prices stabilise and government spending cuts pay off. That helped narrow the deficit from 58.4 billion riyals in the same period a year ago, even though revenue from non-oil sources fell by 17 percent. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) last month welcomed the economic reforms introduced by the Saudi government including the planned rollout of Value-Added Tax, removing obstacles to ... (more...)
Man charged with murder of Banham grandfather Peter Wrighton Man charged with murder of Banham grandfather Peter Wrighton
- August 14, 2017

Peter Wrighton, 83, of Banham, was found dead in woodland last Saturday morning (August 5) after he was stabbed multiple times in the neck and head. He spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address in Cringleford, Norwich, and was remanded in custody to appear at Norwich Crown Court tomorrow. (more...)
John Oliver slams Trump over Charlottesville: Nothing 'easier than disavowing Nazis' John Oliver slams Trump over Charlottesville: Nothing 'easier than disavowing Nazis'
- August 14, 2017

We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence - on many sides, on many sides. Oliver raved. "You have to call that out by name!" Former KKK leader David Duke was among those present at the Charlottesville rally, where he was recorded saying that protestors were "determined to take [our] country back". (more...)

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