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North Korea rhetoric remains sharp but shows signs of cooling
- August 15, 2017

Last week, North Korea threatened to launch a salvo of four missiles that would splash down in waters within 25 miles of the USA territory of Guam. The missile plans were previously announced, and Kim said North Korea would conduct the launches if the “Yankees persist in their extremely risky reckless actions on the Korean Peninsula and its vicinity” and that the United States should “think reasonably and judge properly” to avoid shaming itself, the news agency said. (more...)
Trump says United States nuke arsenal 'stronger' than ever Trump says United States nuke arsenal 'stronger' than ever
- August 15, 2017

Mogherini called on North Korea "to refrain from any further provocative action that can only increase regional and global tensions". China shares a border with North Korea. "I am certain the United States will respond to the current situation calmly and responsibly in a stance that is equal to ours", he said. But it is also ready to use the " full range " of its military capabilities in case of provocation, he said. (more...)
Abe and Trump: We Need to Prevent North Korean Missile Launches
- August 15, 2017

Abe said the threat of the launch toward Guam "has raised regional tensions unlike ever before". After Abe's April visit, he expressed concerns about possible overnight changes in regulations when Britain withdraws from the European Union in March 2019 - the latest in a series of unusually strong declarations about the risks of Brexit from Tokyo. (more...)
Memories of Hughes as Warner cops scary bouncer blow Memories of Hughes as Warner cops scary bouncer blow
- August 15, 2017

Batting in Warner XI's second innings after the Smith XI declared its innings at 6-181, Warner was struck in the third over. Warner was bowled for four in his side's first innings on day one, with his stumps pegged back by Hazlewood, who also dismissed Travis Head (12). (more...)
Elephant kills Argentine hunter in Namibia Elephant kills Argentine hunter in Namibia
- August 15, 2017

Mr Monzalvez, who worked for an oil company, was with another Argentinian and three Namibians when he was killed. An elephant such as this one charged a group of trophy hunters in Namibia . Local police from the Otjozondjupa region confirmed Monzalvez did have a hunting permit for Namibia and was attempting to run away from the wild animal before he was caught in the commotion. (more...)
Canary Security System Adds New Features to Mobile Apps Canary Security System Adds New Features to Mobile Apps
- August 15, 2017

Available on Canary and Canary Flex , it brings two-way audio to the security cameras, enabling users to talk to anyone in their home from anywhere. Prior to the app update, there was a delay of about five seconds between what you saw in the Canary app and the activity that was happening. (more...)
U.S. to reaffirm nuclear umbrella over Japan U.S. to reaffirm nuclear umbrella over Japan
- August 15, 2017

The North Korean regime is probably well aware that it could not survive a nuclear war with the United States - it is outmatched in terms of both nuclear and conventional weapons. Trump has urged China, the North's main ally and trading partner, to do more to rein in its neighbour, often linking Beijing's efforts to comments around U.S. (more...)
Trump drops attack ad targeting 'the president's enemies' Trump drops attack ad targeting 'the president's enemies'
- August 15, 2017

Following the collapse of the Senate health care bill, which attempted to fulfill Trump's cornerstone election pledge of repealing and replacing Obamacare, the president lashed out at the Democrats for blocking the bill, along with a number of GOP lawmakers who refused to back the bill. (more...)
Holocaust memorial in Boston vandalized for second time this summer Holocaust memorial in Boston vandalized for second time this summer
- August 15, 2017

Boston police said James Isaac, 21, of Roxbury, threw a rock at the memorial back in June. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh quickly took to Twitter to express his disappointment about the vandalism but to praise the Boston Police Department. (more...)
Trump condemns 'white supremacists,' vows 'justice will be delivered' in Charlottesville attack Trump condemns 'white supremacists,' vows 'justice will be delivered' in Charlottesville attack
- August 15, 2017

Trump immediately hit back, but made no reference to Frazier's comments on values, instead revisiting a longstanding gripe about expensive medicines. He is speaking in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House after meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Federal Bureau of Investigation director Christopher Wray about the race-fueled violence Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. (more...)
President Trump's approval rating hits new low President Trump's approval rating hits new low
- August 15, 2017

Trump faced criticism for initially failing to name white supremacist groups in his statement denouncing the violence. Trump has consistently been in the news over the past week, including the continued focus on North Korea , even while taking a working vacation at one of his golf properties in New Jersey. (more...)
Brevard Father Mourns Loss Of Daughter In Charlottesville Terror Attack! Brevard Father Mourns Loss Of Daughter In Charlottesville Terror Attack!
- August 15, 2017

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke said that the White nationalists' protest represented a turning point for this country. Marcus Martin, who was injured, said their counter-protest Saturday was peaceful. He believed his nephew to be subdued and unfriendly. A social studies teacher at Fields' Union, Kentucky, high school later told CNN the young man had " outlandish, very radical beliefs ". (more...)
Venezuela's Maduro orders military drill after Trump comments — BBCI Venezuela's Maduro orders military drill after Trump comments — BBCI
- August 15, 2017

Calling President Donald Trump's remarks about a "military option" in Venezuela disproportionate and vulgar, President Nicolas Maduro has stated that the people in the streets are the best response to the USA government, adding that Venezuela is a country of peace and dignity that would not be intimidated. (more...)
Kerala medical scam: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat cold-shoulders BJP leaders Kerala medical scam: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat cold-shoulders BJP leaders
- August 15, 2017

This was done after a memo was issued to the school by the District Collector which said that a political leader should not be allowed to hoist a flag in an aided school which would be deemed inappropriate. Ahead of the flag hoisting, the RSS and BJP strongly criticised the move and blamed the ruling CPI (M) for the diktat. They have asserted that Bhagwat would hoist the flag as anyone can hoist the flag on Independence Day according to the flag code. (more...)
Tim Tebow Got Drilled in the Head With a Fastball Tim Tebow Got Drilled in the Head With a Fastball
- August 15, 2017

After getting checked out by coaches and training staff, Tebow took his base and eventually scored from first on a two-out double by J.C. Rodriguez. As ESPN notes , Tebow has a.248 batting average, five home runs, and 25 RBI's in 43 games since being called up to Port St. (more...)
China issues order to implement United Nations sanctions on North Korea China issues order to implement United Nations sanctions on North Korea
- August 15, 2017

A missile attack on waters near Guam, a U.S. Pacific territory, would do the same, the editorial said. Lobbing missiles toward Guam, a major US military hub in the Pacific, would be a deeply provocative act from the USA perspective, and a miscalculation on either side could lead to a military clash. (more...)
What Joyce's citizenship woes could mean for Turnbull What Joyce's citizenship woes could mean for Turnbull
- August 15, 2017

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says it is "highly regrettable" that the Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has chosen to make "false claims" about the New Zealand Labour Party over the Barnaby Joyce citizenship scandal. The Australian Constitution prohibits dual citizens from sitting in parliament. "Neither I nor my parents have ever had any reason to believe I may be a citizen of another country", he said. (more...)
Florida second in nation for number of hate groups, organization says Florida second in nation for number of hate groups, organization says
- August 15, 2017

The SPLC says the radical Catholic group publishes anti-Semitic material. In Minnesota, the SPLC identifies 10 hate groups, including two black separatist, a Neo-Nazi, a hate music and a KKK group. Again, experts say these numbers are actually higher because some localities do not report hate statistics. What is the state of hate in IL? Nationwide, there are 2.8 hate groups for every 1 million Americans. (more...)
Central Intelligence Agency chief: Korea not 'imminent Central Intelligence Agency chief: Korea not 'imminent
- August 15, 2017

But, in contrast, one week earlier, Vice President Mike Pence told The Wall Street Journal that the right strategy doesn't involve "engaging North Korea directly". So I'm extremely concerned. "We're all looking to get out of this situation without a war", Dunford said. "The United States military is locked and loaded every day", McMaster said. (more...)
Machine gun attack on UN Mali base in Timbuktu kills seven Machine gun attack on UN Mali base in Timbuktu kills seven
- August 15, 2017

Armed assailants killed a United Nations peacekeeper and a Malian soldier and injured another peacekeeper in an attack on the UN's camp in Douentza, in the Mopti region, in the early hours of Monday morning, the mission, known as MINUSMA, said in a statement on Monday. (more...)
White nationalist blames police for Charlottesville, Virginia violence White nationalist blames police for Charlottesville, Virginia violence
- August 15, 2017

UF President Kent Fuchs has responded to students and staff that while he is disgusted by Spencer's message, his hands are tied, and he must allow the event just as any third party renter can reserve space on campus, regardless of message. "While this speaker's views do not align with our values as an institution, we must follow the law, upholding the First Amendment not to discriminate based on content and provide access to a public space". (more...)
Beijing on Possible Trump's China Trade Crackdown Over DPRK: 'It's Unacceptable' Beijing on Possible Trump's China Trade Crackdown Over DPRK: 'It's Unacceptable'
- August 15, 2017

China warned on Tuesday that it "will not sit idle" if the United States takes action that impairs trade links after President Donald Trump started an investigation into Beijing's intellectual property practices. Pompeo then went on to discuss the impact of the Trump administration's efforts on China (at about 50 seconds into the video). "We will safeguard copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets and other intellectual property", Trump said. (more...)
North Korea recalls key ambassadors back to the country
- August 15, 2017

North Korean ambassadors to the key countries have been summoned to Pyongyang for foreign policy consultations amid the deteriorating situation around the Korean Peninsula, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported on Monday. North Korea's military had said last week it would finalize and send to Kim for approval the plan to fire four ballistic missiles near Guam, which is about 3,200 kilometers (2,000 miles) from Pyongyang. (more...)
Lexington mayor says he will remove Confederate statues Lexington mayor says he will remove Confederate statues
- August 15, 2017

Lexington's statues honour Morgan - a man known then as the "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy" - and Breckinridge - the former USA vice president who was kicked out of the Senate for joining the Confederate army. Those statues portray John Hunt Morgan and John C Breckinridge. A Confederate statue in Louisville, some 80 miles from Lexington, was vandalized over the weekend. (more...)
Mattis warns it's 'game on' for war if North Korea strikes Guam Mattis warns it's 'game on' for war if North Korea strikes Guam
- August 15, 2017

But the intelligence chief also said he saw no imminent threat of North Korea attacking the US with such a nuclear weapon, although he expected the rogue nation's missile program would continue despite worldwide sanctions. Marine general Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, reaffirmed the US commitment to protect South Korea after a meeting with President Moon Jae-In, spokesman Park Su-Hyun told reporters in Seoul on Monday. (more...)
Amazon recalls solar eclipse glasses Amazon recalls solar eclipse glasses
- August 15, 2017

However, Amazon has not been able to verify all of the glasses comply with industry standards and are from reputable sources. "However, an observer who travels can view a total solar eclipse more often". Ball State University will distribute 10,000 solar eclipse glasses to help protect eyes on campus. The rare solar eclipse will span from SC to OR and last up to three hours, according to NASA . (more...)
Kim Jong Un reviews "plans" to shoot missiles near Guam
- August 15, 2017

In the opinion piece, Mattis and Tillerson said North faces a choice: "Take a new path toward peace, prosperity and worldwide acceptance, or continue further down the dead alley of belligerence, poverty and isolation". China should make it clear that, were North Korea to violate the deal, it would immediately lose all of the protection and support it receives. General Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday sent a conciliatory message to North Korea in an op-ed piece in the ... (more...)
Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer was a champion for others, dad says Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer was a champion for others, dad says
- August 15, 2017

James Alex Fields Jr , of OH, allegedly drove the vehicle into the counter-protesters, killing Heyer as she crossed the street. He's only 20 years old. Friends report that Heyer is often moved to tears whenever she turns on the TV or computer and witnesses injustices in the world. "While it will never make up for the loss of a member of our community, we will pursue charges against the driver of the vehicle that caused her death and are confident justice will prevail". (more...)
Gene Stallings suffers stroke at DFW International Airport today Gene Stallings suffers stroke at DFW International Airport today
- August 15, 2017

Dye said Stallings was waiting on a flight at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport to Huntsville when he suffered the stroke. According to Dye's Twitter, Stallings will be rescheduling this event "as soon as doctors release him". Those events have been postponed, according to a report from AL.com's Mark Heim . "He feels bad about putting everyone out". Stallings, who played for Bear Bryant at Texas A&M from 1954-56, began coaching the Aggies from 1965-71. (more...)
Demands PM's apology in Independence Day speech Demands PM's apology in Independence Day speech
- August 15, 2017

Terming the Quit India Movement as an important milestone, the government has asked people to take a pledge to create a new India that is strong, prosperous and inclusive. The Prime Minister also referred to the deaths of over 60 children in the Gorakhpur hospital. People of India stand shoulder to shoulder with those affected due to natural disasters & the tragedy in Gorakhpur. (more...)

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