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White House disbands another advisory council, this one on infrastructure White House disbands another advisory council, this one on infrastructure
- August 18, 2017

Many tech leaders have been critical of certain White House policies such as curbing access to tech talent, casting doubt upon the ATC formation that Trump would successfully attract any private sector tech leaders to the council. It's the third such industry council to be eliminated by the White House this week after the backlash to the president's comments blaming "both sides" for the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. (more...)
Semi driver survives crash into median on Kansas highway Semi driver survives crash into median on Kansas highway
- August 18, 2017

Luckily for the driver, some fearless witnesses rushed to his aid, pulling him from the truck's cab that he was trapped inside of. Overland Park Police Chief Frank Donchez tweeted video Wednesday afternoon showing a semi truck traveling west on I-435 crashing into the median at the USA 69 split in Overland Park. (more...)
Cuomo Calls For Confederates To Be Removed From New York City Cuomo Calls For Confederates To Be Removed From New York City
- August 18, 2017

Lee. After recent events, Governor Cuomo is urging the Army to reconsider. The fort, which is located in Bay Ridge, opened in 1825 and is now the only active military post in New York City. "I think it is the responsible thing for us to do", Bishop Lawrence Provenzano, the leader of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island told Newsday . The Rev. (more...)
South Africa borders on 'red alert' for Grace Mugabe South Africa borders on 'red alert' for Grace Mugabe
- August 18, 2017

He came early for a regional summit of southern African nations this weekend. Mugabe allegedly assaulted Gabriella Engels at a Johannesburg hotel in the presence of her body guards, and her two sons were reportedly in a nearby room, Colin added. (more...)
North Korea faces 'strong military consequences' if it attacks - Mattis North Korea faces 'strong military consequences' if it attacks - Mattis
- August 18, 2017

North Korea has shown no sign of complying with the USA conditions. McMaster, in an earlier interview broadcast on MSNBC, said that Pyongyang's possession of nuclear weapons capable of attacking the United States was "intolerable, from the President's perspective" and that military options for eliminating that threat were being provided. (more...)
Panel votes to remove Roger Brooke Taney statue in Annapolis Panel votes to remove Roger Brooke Taney statue in Annapolis
- August 18, 2017

Hogan says he will ask the State House Trust to "immediately" remove the statue. Responding to news of Miller's letter, Jealous said he was "disappointed to hear there would be any opposition to this issue" and that state leaders "should be setting the right example for our children, who should know that when the time came, we had the courage to say there's no room for symbols of hate in our state". (more...)
We now have Tropical Storm Harvey We now have Tropical Storm Harvey
- August 18, 2017

A low pressure system near the Caribbean Sea could become a tropical depression later Thursday (Aug. 17), according to the National Hurricane Center. A five-day forecast placed Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine on a westward trajectory, possibly threatening the southern Caribbean before curving northwest toward Central America. (more...)
Donald Trump likely to resign by fall: Tony Schwartz Donald Trump likely to resign by fall: Tony Schwartz
- August 18, 2017

In November, after Trump's victory at the polls, Schwartz wrote that he will continue to give away any royalties that he earns from The Art of the Deal . The ghostwriter of " The Art of the Deal " thinks President Donald Trump will eventually call it quits. In a damning interview with the New Yorker that was widely cited, Schwartz told the magazine that he regretted having penned the memoir for the billionaire businessman. (more...)
Corruption Has Become 'Institutionalised', Needs To Be Uprooted: PM Modi Corruption Has Become 'Institutionalised', Needs To Be Uprooted: PM Modi
- August 18, 2017

At the very outset the PM recalled the contribution and sacrifices made by our freedom fighters and martyrs, who ensured that we remain fearlessly free indicating the sensitivity of this government towards its heroes, who attained martyrdom in the line of duty, Singh said in a statement. (more...)
Trump Faces the Media, Signs Executive Order on Infrastructure Trump Faces the Media, Signs Executive Order on Infrastructure
- August 18, 2017

It took 11 months to build. That's why Obama issued a flood executive order in January 2015 requiring both current and future flood risk, such as rising seas, to be accounted for in the siting, planning, and construction of new federally-funded development in floodplains. (more...)
Trump Lawyer's Email Claims Black Lives Matters 'Infiltrated' by Terrorists Trump Lawyer's Email Claims Black Lives Matters 'Infiltrated' by Terrorists
- August 18, 2017

The email rattles off similarities between Lee and Washington - both owned slaves, both "rebelled against the ruling government" and both "saved America". In an interview with the Washington Post , Almon said " Black Lives Matter is just as racist as the Nazis or the KKK or anyone else". But Dowd stressed he was a history buff who has studied Confederate Gen. (more...)
A Charlottesville White Supremacist Just Got His OkCupid Account Banned For Life
- August 18, 2017

The latest rally participant to see his digital footprint erased is Christopher Cantwell, a white nationalist and Web commentator who was filmed by Vice in Charlottesville . In a post on the social network Gab Thursday, the New Hampshire neo-Nazi insisted he's "not a coward" and has been "crucified by Jewish media and financial outlets for daring to suggest white people have a right to exist, to have a history, to have a culture, and to have a nation". (more...)
Dead, 100 Wounded In Barcelona Terror Attack
- August 18, 2017

Following the van attack, victims were left sprawled in the street, spattered with blood or crippled by broken limbs. News is now breaking that the Amaq News agency, which is connected to ISIS, reported that the extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack and praised the "soldiers of the Islamic State who carried out" the operation. (more...)
Irish man has been shot and killed in carjacking incident in Mexico Irish man has been shot and killed in carjacking incident in Mexico
- August 18, 2017

According to a report from the journal.ie a man understood to be from Louth has been killed in Mexico . Local authorities initially misidentified the Irishman as Swiss, despite the fact he was travelling on a United Kingdom driver's licence. (more...)
Dunford Stresses Diplomacy, Sanctions for North Korea in Talks With Chinese Dunford Stresses Diplomacy, Sanctions for North Korea in Talks With Chinese
- August 18, 2017

North Korea's threats against Guam and its advancing missile capabilities, highlighted by a pair of intercontinental ballistic missile flight tests in July, have raised concern in South Korea, where some believe a fully functional ICBM in Pyongyang would undermine the alliance between Washington and Seoul. (more...)
Trump was wrong about violence on the left Trump was wrong about violence on the left
- August 18, 2017

More specifically, they had three goals in mind. In Charlottesville , white supremacists deliberately chose the progressive university town because they knew it would provoke a backlash. It calls for the elimination of Jews and other races and promotes the creation of an all-white homeland. But Oren Segal, director of the Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism, said this is simply a rebranding - "a new name for this old hatred". (more...)
Army chief to visit Ladakh Army chief to visit Ladakh
- August 18, 2017

About a month ago, a "sizeable" Chinese force had come menacingly close to Indian territory along the banks of Pangong Lake in Ladakh . The officer said Indian soldiers retaliated but neither side used guns. The video, called the "7 Sins of India", features a Chinese actor who is shown wearing a turban and a fake brown beard as he recites monosyllabic lines in a mocking Indian English accent. (more...)
Barcelona van crash terror attack, 13 dead Barcelona van crash terror attack, 13 dead
- August 18, 2017

Mobile phone footage showed several bodies strewn along the Ramblas , some motionless. Albert Tort, 47, a nurse who lives in the area, tells the Spanish newspaper El Pais the scene of the carnage was a "real disaster". "We saw everything", Carol Augustin told AP. The news agency noted earlier reports from local media suggesting that a second van may have been rented as a getaway vehicle. (more...)
BBCI: USS Fitzgerald: US Navy to discipline dozen sailors BBCI: USS Fitzgerald: US Navy to discipline dozen sailors
- August 18, 2017

Weslaco native Noe Hernandez, 26, was one of seven USA sailors killed in the June 17 incident. Sean Babbitt and Master Chief Petty Officer Brice Baldwin will all be relieved of their commands, the Navy says. It details the frantic efforts to account for all the sailors in the darkened, flooding compartment, keep the ship afloat, and rescue the ship's commander who dangled outside his crumpled cabin. (more...)
Level results 2017: Yorkshire students discover how they have fared Level results 2017: Yorkshire students discover how they have fared
- August 18, 2017

This year also marks the first students following the school's sports pathway recording their first set of results. Eighty-four per cent achieved A* to C grades and 98 per cent were awarded A* to E grades. "For the 400 students taking vocational courses, all passed and 94% have gained Distinction grades!" The majority of the 66 students have secured their first choice university. (more...)
Deputies: DUI driver had unrestrained child in vehicle Deputies: DUI driver had unrestrained child in vehicle
- August 18, 2017

CBS 12 says the police report indicates that a 3-year-old child was unrestrained in the back seat of the vehicle. The witness told deputies that Lerma appeared to be under the influence and nearly hit four cars. He said her hair "was a mess", her "right bra strap was hanging out from under her sleeve", her speech was slurred and her clothes were "disheveled and dirty". (more...)
Young leaders of massive 2014 Hong Kong protests get prison Young leaders of massive 2014 Hong Kong protests get prison
- August 18, 2017

Joshua Wong, 20, Alex Chow, 26, and Nathan Law, 24, were sentenced a year ago to non-jail terms including community service for unlawful assembly, but the Department of Justice in the former British colony applied for a review, seeking imprisonment. (more...)
Hong Kong democracy campaigners jailed over anti-China protests Hong Kong democracy campaigners jailed over anti-China protests
- August 18, 2017

But today , Hong Kong's Department of Justice decided that those penalties were too lenient. Alex Chow was handed an eight month sentence. Last month, four more opposition lawmakers were removed from the city's 70-member Legislative Council, including Law, who was elected a year ago as the city's youngest-ever legislator. (more...)
Irom Sharmila defies opposition, marries British citizen Desmond Coutinho in Kodaikanal Irom Sharmila defies opposition, marries British citizen Desmond Coutinho in Kodaikanal
- August 18, 2017

The wedding was held in the presence of Sub-Registrar Radhakrishnan with Coutinho putting the ring on Sharmila's finger. As per the Act, the couple needed to give a 30-day notice before getting married. Ms Sharmila told reporters that Kodaikanal was a peaceful place and her search for peace had ended here. "Some Kodaikanal locals have conveyed their wishes and presented gifts to us", she had said on Wednesday. (more...)
Trump Comes Out In Defense Of Confederate Statues
- August 18, 2017

Clashes broke out after white nationalist gathered to demonstrate against the proposed removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E Lee and the renaming of two parks named after Lee & his fellow general Stonewall Jackson . A new poll , however, shows that most Americans, including a plurality of African-Americans, don't agree with efforts to tear down Confederate statues . (more...)
Moon to meet top U.S Moon to meet top U.S
- August 18, 2017

The liquid-fuel missile is created to be fired from road mobile launchers and has been described by North Korea as built for attacking Alaska and Hawaii. North Korea's rapid progress in developing nuclear weapons and missiles capable of reaching the United States mainland has fuelled a surge in tensions in recent days. (more...)
PM calls on young entrepreneurs to help build a 'New India' PM calls on young entrepreneurs to help build a 'New India'
- August 18, 2017

He said, " The policy makers in the government are relatively senior. Deliberations on building New India by 2022 started on Wednesday, with focus on growth, gender parity, skilling, agriculture development, energy, climate change, renewables and mobility by young start-up founders. (more...)
A snapshot of Guam before US-North Korea conflict and now A snapshot of Guam before US-North Korea conflict and now
- August 18, 2017

It said the Korean People's Army Strategic Force will finalise the plan by mid-August, present it to Kim Jong Un and "wait for his order". "He conducted two in July, so it wouldn't surprise me if there was another missile test", Pompeo said, referring to North Korea's leader. (more...)
US JCS Chief: Military Option against N. Korea Will Be "Horrific"
- August 18, 2017

The visit to China by Gen. Dunford was his first since President Donald Trump assumed office. Dunford said, "The military-to-military contacts between the United States and China are important because there will always be some friction between the two countries". (more...)
Mali ex-jihadist liable for €2.7m for Timbuktu destruction: ICC Mali ex-jihadist liable for €2.7m for Timbuktu destruction: ICC
- August 18, 2017

The original Timbuktu shrines, brick and mud structures built from the 15th to 17th centuries atop the graves of Muslim scholars, were modest in comparison with the massive Buddha statues destroyed in Afghanistan and the Roman ruins demolished by the Islamic State in Syria and uncounted historical sites in Iraq. (more...)

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