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Districts in solar eclipse's path see unique learning opportunity Districts in solar eclipse's path see unique learning opportunity
- August 15, 2017

Officials with the school district sent out an email to staff to inform them of the dangers of looking directly at the sun during the solar eclipse. Morehead State University's Space Science Center will be hosting special presentations about the solar eclipse. (more...)
Portland holds rally to support Charlottesville victims Portland holds rally to support Charlottesville victims
- August 15, 2017

Organizers said most people need this rally to express their feelings and unite against hatred in America. The violence began on August 11, after far-right and white supremacist groups, gathered to oppose the removal of Confederate monumants, including a sculpture of Confederate general Robert E. (more...)
'White Lives Matter' rally scheduled at Texas A&M 'White Lives Matter' rally scheduled at Texas A&M
- August 15, 2017

The rally is being organized by Aggie Alumni Preston Wiginton, who also got white supremacist Richard Spencer to come to the campus and speak back in December. University of Texas Longhorns are supporting the Maroon Wall counterprotest , as well, calling for their own to join the event on the TAMU campus. (more...)
Wolf, Rivera announce reduction in time spent on tests Wolf, Rivera announce reduction in time spent on tests
- August 15, 2017

Governor Wolf, speaking at a school in Harrisburg Monday morning, announced that starting in the spring of 2018, there will be fewer questions on the PSSA, reducing the time spent taking the exams from eight hours to about 6 and a half. Tamara Willis, superintendent of Susquehanna Township School District, spoke alongside Wolf in favor of the new rules. "We want to make sure that our testing policies work for our students, teachers, and support professionals". (more...)
Dunford says United States military options are for if sanctions fail - South Korea
- August 15, 2017

North Korea first tested a nuclear weapon in 2006 and its most recent test was September 2016. "I am certain the United States will respond to the current situation calmly and responsibly in a stance that is equal to ours". Tension in the region has risen since North Korea carried out two nuclear bomb tests previous year and two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July, tests it often conducts to coincide with important national dates. (more...)
Twitter Users Are Outing Charlottesville Protesters Twitter Users Are Outing Charlottesville Protesters
- August 15, 2017

Several hours after identifying Cvjetanovic, a news team in his local Reno, Nevada confirmed the photo was of him. A torch-wielding white supremacist caught on camera marching in the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville claims he is not "an angry racist" and just wants to preserve European culture. (more...)
Sebastian Gorka Dismisses Rex Tillerson's Reassurances on North Korea
- August 15, 2017

Instead, she said , the president's fire-and-fury threat was a play to demonstrate toughness to his political base "followed by more nuanced cleanup operations on the part of Tillerson and Mattis, who are walking a political tightrope". To the contrary, he said the latest threat from the North suggested the current strategy was working. But one reporter took exception to that characterization. (more...)
Bond Denied For Suspect In Virginia Rally Death Bond Denied For Suspect In Virginia Rally Death
- August 15, 2017

But her decision to join counter-protesters on Saturday, Aug. 12, resulted in tragedy when a 20-year-old OH man drove his vehicle at high speed into a line of marchers, killing Heyer and injuring at least 19 others. A press conference will be held Monday in Washington by the alt-right organizer of the rally. They also urged President Donald Trump to forcefully denounce the organizations, some of which specifically cited Trump's election after a campaign of racially charged rhetoric as ... (more...)
Queen Elizabeth II reportedly set to abdicate and make Charles king Queen Elizabeth II reportedly set to abdicate and make Charles king
- August 15, 2017

Royal commentator Robert Jobson told the Mail On Sunday a number of "high-ranking courtiers" said the preparations for a transition were in place. The Prince of Wales has already represented his mother at some royal engagements. The first instance being on her 21st birthday in 1947, when the then Princess Elizabeth said in a radio broadcast: "I can make my solemn act of dedication with a whole Empire listening, I should like to make that dedication now". (more...)
Banker wrongly accused of pushing woman into path of bus 'very upset' Banker wrongly accused of pushing woman into path of bus 'very upset'
- August 14, 2017

She fell to the ground and into the path of a bus, which swerved and narrowly avoided her. British police admitted Saturday that an American banker arrested on suspicion of pushing a woman in front of a London bus while he was jogging could not have committed the crime. (more...)
United States remains poised to attack North Korea United States remains poised to attack North Korea
- August 14, 2017

The minister explained that the basis of his judgment came from close consultations between top South Korean and USA military officials. After all, North Korea has been issuing threats all these years. "For his entire life, Trump has made grandiose promises and ominous threats - and rarely delivered on any", explained CNN analyst Fareed Zakaria who said that the US President's guiding mantra "has been not the art of the deal, but the art of the bluff". (more...)
BBCI: Girl killed as vehicle rams pizzeria in village near Paris BBCI: Girl killed as vehicle rams pizzeria in village near Paris
- August 14, 2017

The young girl was reportedly eight years old. The official was not authorized to be publicly named according to police policy. A judicial official said that the Paris prosecutor's office, which oversees French terrorism investigations, was not involved in the case because there was no proof of terrorism at the early stage of the investigation. (more...)
North Korea threat shines spotlight on Guam as drills wrap up North Korea threat shines spotlight on Guam as drills wrap up
- August 14, 2017

His comments took a more ominous turn when he tweeted that military solutions were now " locked and loaded ". "They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen ". The escalating rhetoric, she stated , was a "wrong answer" to the North Korea problem. "Local people are asking, "Why are they targeting Guam?' ..." During the phone call Mr Calvo laments criticism of Mr Trump , saying "from a guy that's being targeted, we need a president like you". (more...)
Permian Basin Royalty Trust (PBT) Stock Rating Lowered by BidaskClub
- August 14, 2017

The company is trading down from yesterday's close of $7.18. Suntrust Robinson downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Friday, January 20 report. Enterprise Financial Services Corp now owns 22,000 shares of the oil and gas producer's stock worth $150,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Liz Warren Pushes Dems Further To The Left Liz Warren Pushes Dems Further To The Left
- August 14, 2017

We don't have to hedge our bets", Warren said. She sneered that Democrats used to tell party members to "give up, keep your heads down, be realistic, act like a grown-up, keep doing the same old same old". We are not a wing of today's Democratic Party. "I say we can care about a dad who's anxious that his kid will have to move away from their factory town to find good work - and we can care about a mom who's anxious that her kid will get shot during a traffic stop", she said. (more...)
Canada suggests it could quit NAFTA talks over dispute mechanism Canada suggests it could quit NAFTA talks over dispute mechanism
- August 14, 2017

Freeland said those "progressive elements", including labour standards, were important to maintaining popular support for free markets. One coalition of union and civil society groups - the Trade Justice Network - released a statement Monday arguing the Trudeau government's NAFTA goals lacked detail and didn't go far enough. (more...)
Sessions: Federal Investigation of Charlottesville Underway Sessions: Federal Investigation of Charlottesville Underway
- August 14, 2017

On Saturday, Charlottesville saw a major rally of far-right nationalists dubbed "Unite the Right" held in protest for the removal of a statue honoring Confederate Gen. In the meantime, a number of President Trump's Republican counterparts in Congress have spoken out, suggesting the president didn't go far enough in condemning the hate groups or labeling the auto assault 'terrorism'. (more...)
Maharashtra government must make Vande Mataram mandatory in schools: Uddhav Thackeray Maharashtra government must make Vande Mataram mandatory in schools: Uddhav Thackeray
- August 14, 2017

Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday took a potshot at the Bharatiya Janata Party , and asked them to enact a law to make singing Vande Mataram mandatory instead of making idle statements, reported The Hindu . "It is a good move", said the BJP chief whip in the lower house. Even as the anchor requested him to sing the national song, that his party intends to make compulsory for every student in Maharashtra, the minister attempted to divert the topic. (more...)
At least 17 killed in attack on restaurant in Burkina Faso At least 17 killed in attack on restaurant in Burkina Faso
- August 14, 2017

The attack on a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital on Sunday was the latest in a series of assaults in Africa targeting spots popular with foreigners and locals alike. That attack was claimed by the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM ) group. The ministry recalled that on August 13 a group of gunmen attacked a cafe in the center of the city Ouagadougou. (more...)
Trump blasts CNN's Jim Acosta for grilling him over Charlottesville violence Trump blasts CNN's Jim Acosta for grilling him over Charlottesville violence
- August 14, 2017

They have been condemned", Trump replied. Last Friday, after two days of unusual engagement with the White House press corps, Trump promised to hold a "pretty big press conference" at the White House on Monday. "It's been going on for a long time in our country. It has no place in America", he said. Trump did not immediately name the hate groups, but criticized "all sides" of the violence. (more...)
War Threat in Korea Exposes Artery of Global Commodities Trade War Threat in Korea Exposes Artery of Global Commodities Trade
- August 14, 2017

Guam , the Pacific island that is a USA territory, posted emergency guidelines on Friday to help residents prepare for any potential nuclear attack after a threat from North Korea to fire missiles in its vicinity. North Korea has bragged about its missile capabilities, and experts say they could hit cities like Denver and Chicago. The biggest departure from North Korea's established pattern this time around was its decision to announce the details of the Guam plan. (more...)
Secretary Mattis says USA is 'ready' to counter North Korean threat Secretary Mattis says USA is 'ready' to counter North Korean threat
- August 14, 2017

Security Council resolution condemning North Korea's actions. "How often do you see France, China, Russia and the US ... voting unanimously on any issue?" Recent statements by members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, as well as other regional and global voices, have made clear the worldwide community holds one view regarding North Korea's provocative and risky actions: They must stop. (more...)
School Finds Gay Student Quotes Offensive, Removes Them From Yearbook School Finds Gay Student Quotes Offensive, Removes Them From Yearbook
- August 14, 2017

Instead of the amusing references they'd submitted, there were just blank spaces under both their names. Both students are gay , and their quotes were amusing, innocuous jokes, but they referenced being gay, so the school deleted them. Without warning, school district officials had scrubbed their quotes out of concern that they could "potentially offend" other students. The Kearney School District apologized to the students, but said in a statement to parents and local media outlets that ... (more...)
Lalu demands CBI probe into Rs 500 cr scam involving Sushil Modi Lalu demands CBI probe into Rs 500 cr scam involving Sushil Modi
- August 14, 2017

District Magistrate Aadesh Titarmare said here that besides Prem Kumar, nazir of district land acquisition department Rakesh Jha and nazir of district board Rakesh Yadav had also been put under suspension. JS Gangwar, the IG, EOU who is heading the investigation has said that seven persons have been arrested in connection with the scam and further investigation is under progress. (more...)
Facing North Korean nuclear threat, Guam Catholics urged to 'look to God' Facing North Korean nuclear threat, Guam Catholics urged to 'look to God'
- August 14, 2017

While it is extremely unlikely that Pyongyang would risk the assured annihilation of its revered leadership with a pre-emptive attack on US citizens, some residents of Guam are concerned. "I want to reassure the people of Guam that now there is no threat to our island or the Marianas". North Korea says it is examining its operational plans for attacking Guam to contain USA bases there. (more...)
Merkel: 'Extreme-Right' Charlottesville March Was 'Absolutely Repulsive' Merkel: 'Extreme-Right' Charlottesville March Was 'Absolutely Repulsive'
- August 14, 2017

The far-right rally in Charlottesville was called in opposition to the removal of monuments commemorating Confederate leaders - the side in the USA civil war that fought to defend slavery. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday reacted with dismay to weekend far-right violence and racism in the U.S. "This is completely contrary to what the chancellor and German government work for", Seibert said, describing the speech and images at the march as "repugnant". (more...)
Police arrest video shows Euclid officer punching resisting suspect Police arrest video shows Euclid officer punching resisting suspect
- August 14, 2017

Content may be considered disturbing to some . Hubbard, according to the release, ignored the order to face away and as the officer attempted to take Hubbard into custody he began physically resisting. FOX40 sister station WJW reports Hubbard was taken to the Cuyahoga County Jail Euclid Annex and medically examined. The officer involved was treated and released from an area hospital. (more...)
Mysterious death of a Manipuri youth Mysterious death of a Manipuri youth
- August 14, 2017

The officer also said that Sidharth's sister, who lived with him in the nearby Safdarjung Development Area, smelled suspicion claiming that her brother can not commit suicide and has alleged foul play in his death, after which a crime and forensics team was rushed to the spot and a case was registered under IPC section 304 (Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder). (more...)
Elephants Rescue Hundreds of People From Nepal Floods Elephants Rescue Hundreds of People From Nepal Floods
- August 14, 2017

Elephants were deployed to get people to safety, including to the nearest roads and the local airport. Flood victims stand near a house in Saptari District, Nepal, Aug. The death toll is expected to rise by at least another 50 people, who remain missing. Many of those homes provided necessary crops for the Nepal and elsewhere. (more...)
Rare white moose spotted in Sweden Rare white moose spotted in Sweden
- August 14, 2017

A rare type of moose was caught on camera in what looks like a scene from a mythological tale set in Sweden's picturesque wilderness. It's not known whether the twin white calves are albino or piebald moose, which are white with a few small brown specks. (more...)

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