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China appoints new envoy for North Korea issue China appoints new envoy for North Korea issue
- August 18, 2017

The top US military officer told his Chinese counterpart Tuesday that the USA and China have "many hard issues" to work through, during a visit that comes amid tensions over North Korea's missile program, Taiwan and China's claims in the South China Sea. (more...)
Xi: Dunford's Visit Shows Improvement in Military Relations
- August 18, 2017

Dunford was responding to questions about Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon saying in a new interview that the threat posed by North Korea can not handled by force. Trump warned North Korea last week it would face " fire and fury " if it threatened the United States, prompting North Korea to say it was considering plans to fire missiles toward Guam. (more...)
Mostly cloudy, chance of showers and thunderstorms — TODAY'S FORECAST Mostly cloudy, chance of showers and thunderstorms — TODAY'S FORECAST
- August 18, 2017

Afternoon storms possible. Highs in the low-to-mid 90s. The warning said ranchers should move cattle and equipment to higher ground. South, southwest wind 8 to 10 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Today in the Omaha area, there is chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m., with skies becoming gradually sunny. (more...)
Helicopter involved in Charlottesville crash was involved in previous incident Helicopter involved in Charlottesville crash was involved in previous incident
- August 18, 2017

Robert E. Lee. The Charlottesville move met with resistance, as some residents sued, and a judge blocked the statue's removal for six months as the matter was litigated. "People need to get out in the streets to protest, in a determined way". One side chanted, "Blood and soil!", an old Nazi slogan, while counterprotesters cried, "Nazi scum off our streets!" "I'm not in the business of throwing our police department under the bus, because they're doing the best job they can, " said Bellamy. (more...)
Trump shuts down business advisory councils after business leaders resign
- August 18, 2017

He tweeted: "Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both". On Wednesday afternoon, a handful of New York-based advocacy groups-including New York Communities for Change, Center for Popular Democracy, and Make the Road New York-marched on Chase's headquarters in Manhattan, demanding that the CEO do more to stand up against the president. (more...)
Trump Trades Barbs with CNN's Acosta Over 'Fake News' Trump Trades Barbs with CNN's Acosta Over 'Fake News'
- August 18, 2017

POTUS swaggered that it would not "bother me". "You're fake news ." To which Acosta retorted, "Haven't you spread a lot of fake news yourself, sir?" "It doesn't bother me at all, but, you know, I like real news". "Can we ask you some more questions then, sir?" She then rolled her eyes in disugst while tossing to chief political analyst Gloria Borger: "He said they've been condemned, they've been condemned, and there was yelling - I think he was yelling back at Jim, you're fake news ". (more...)
War Stories Brings Alternative History to World of Tanks War Stories Brings Alternative History to World of Tanks
- August 18, 2017

This War Story will entertain and train incoming players with three separate chapters that cover basic movement, scouting, sniping and a brief overview on tank armor and performance capabilities. Brothers in Armor is a relatively historical War Story surrounding the events of the Battle of Romania where massive battles erupt between the US M4 Shermans and German Panzers. (more...)
Zardari advises Nawaz to accept court verdict
- August 18, 2017

In an informal interaction with journalists in Lahore , Zardari said, " he wanted to meet Nawaz Sharif to offer condolences over the death of his brother, but he refused to meet for the pleasure of apolitical powers". "I always stood by the political forces and made efforts to unite them", Zardari said and added the democratic process should keep moving forward. Talking about his party leaders, Zardari said Raza Rabbani is an independent intellectual and Chairman Senate while Aitzaz Ahsan's ... (more...)
Cyclist Perkins gets nod from Putin for Russian Federation switch Cyclist Perkins gets nod from Putin for Russian Federation switch
- August 18, 2017

They include Japan, South Korea and seven European NATO members: Greece, Germany, Turkey, Hungary, France, Italy and Spain. The poll found that while confidence in Putin is very low, in many countries, including certain key US allies, it surpasses confidence in Trump. (more...)
The Response in South Korea to Threats of War? A Collective ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ The Response in South Korea to Threats of War? A Collective ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
- August 18, 2017

Moon promised there would not be a war on the Peninsula and that his government would block war by all means. "I would define the red line as completing the development of an intercontinental ballistic missile and being able to weaponise it with a nuclear warhead", he said. (more...)
Barcelona terror attack: Family plea for Australian boy lost on Los Ramblas Barcelona terror attack: Family plea for Australian boy lost on Los Ramblas
- August 18, 2017

News of the missing comes as two Spaniards, three Germans and one Belgian were identified among the dead, according to Spanish media. His mother Jom Cadman, who was separated from him during the attack, has been found in hospital. The ABC reports Tony Cadman is on his way to Barcelona this evening to join the search for his grandson. "We are concerned, but we are working closely with authorities to determine the whereabouts of the one Australian unaccounted for", Ms Bishop told ... (more...)
US Attorney Requests Information on Visitors to Anti-Trump Website US Attorney Requests Information on Visitors to Anti-Trump Website
- August 18, 2017

That site was used to coordinate protests of President Donald Trump's inauguration, among other things, and now the Justice Department wants DreamHost to share any information it has about the site and the people who interact with it. Also, it's important to note that numerous people who visited the website did not even go to Washington . The firm's attorneys asked Borchert for a meeting to address their concerns. (more...)
Meek Mill Can't Escape Cops, Arrested In NYC Meek Mill Can't Escape Cops, Arrested In NYC
- August 18, 2017

Several of Mill's fans on Instagram said he broadcasted a live stream on Instagram after cops stopped him. "That level of investigation is normally reserved for heinous crimes, not for petty offenses like doing a wheelie on the street where you're endangering no one's life but your own", Tacopina said. (more...)
TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly cloudy, chance of showers and thunderstorms TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly cloudy, chance of showers and thunderstorms
- August 18, 2017

Damaging wind is the greatest threat. Highs will gradually climb into the lower 90s by Saturday . Highs lower to middle 90s. Sunday night: Partly cloudy, low around 65. Sunny skies should continue for the start of next week and the solar eclipse that takes place Monday . It looks like sky conditions will cooperate for the eclipse. (more...)
How to make a pinhole camera to watch the solar eclipse How to make a pinhole camera to watch the solar eclipse
- August 18, 2017

And here's another pretty cool tip Barnes gave us: If you have the solar glasses , head outside before the eclipse to test them out. Eclipse chasers should absolutely NOT look directly at the sun while the eclipse is happening; major irreversible damage can be done to the back of the eye if one does in fact stare at the eclipse. (more...)
President Trump disbands independent business advisory boards
- August 18, 2017

By Wednesday morning, seven other CEOs and leaders of top American companies such as Intel Corp. and business groups including the Alliance for American Manufacturing had also quit the council. Inge Thulin of manufacturer 3M and Denise Morrison of Campbell Soup Co announced their decisions on Wednesday. Tesla CEO Elon Musk left the panel earlier in the year when the Trump administration abandoned the Paris climate agreement. (more...)
Tehran backs off Mehdi Karroubi, sick critic imprisoned at home Tehran backs off Mehdi Karroubi, sick critic imprisoned at home
- August 18, 2017

Fellow reformists Mir Hossein Mousavi and his wife, Zahra Rahravand, were placed under house arrest at the same time. His son, Mohammad Hossein Karroubi, said that his father had made a decision to go on hunger strike after returning from hospital, where he had a pacemaker fitted for longstanding heart problems on Sunday. (more...)
New Economist cover brutally illustrates Trump's Charlottesville response New Economist cover brutally illustrates Trump's Charlottesville response
- August 18, 2017

On Monday, that briefly appeared to change when Trump read a statement that condemned "this weekend's racist violence", said that "racism is evil", and called out the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists in particular. The Economist's cover accompanies an article that accuses Trump's response to Charlottesville of emboldening "America's far-right". Before it devolved into violence, the white nationalist rally began as a protest of the city's plans to remove its statue of ... (more...)
FG/ASUU's meeting ends in deadlock • Govt turns down lecturers' request on TSA FG/ASUU's meeting ends in deadlock • Govt turns down lecturers' request on TSA
- August 18, 2017

He said ASUU will announce its position after meeting with its members. ASUU consequently rejected the FG's request to call off the strike. He said: "When we commence the protest on Monday, we will not stop until ASUU and the Federal Government resolve the issue and call of the strike". (more...)
Trump scraps plan for White House infrastructure council Trump scraps plan for White House infrastructure council
- August 18, 2017

There have been reports that Cohn, who is Jewish, was upset by Trump's unwillingness to take a stronger stand initially against white supremacists and neo-Nazis. It was an effort to refocus on one of the president's core messages as he struggled to contain the fallout over his handling of the racist violence in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. (more...)
Malala Yousafzai gets into Oxford University Malala Yousafzai gets into Oxford University
- August 18, 2017

The New York Times reported that Malala received a conditional offer from Oxford's Lady Margaret Hall, contingent on results of her exams. "So excited to go to Oxford!" she wrote. Pakistan's first female Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto, also studied at Lady Margaret Hall in the 1970s. At 15, she established the Malala Fund and at the age of 17, she was the youngest alive person to achieve the Nobel Peace Prize. (more...)
US Prepared To Use Force Against North Korea US Prepared To Use Force Against North Korea
- August 18, 2017

North Korea has in the past fired missiles and taken other steps in response to US and South Korean exercises. "For this threat of North Korea, at this meeting we agreed to increase the pressure and to strengthen the alliance capability", Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said after talks with senior USA officials in Washington. (more...)
US, Chinese Military Leaders Sign Deal to Increase Communication US, Chinese Military Leaders Sign Deal to Increase Communication
- August 18, 2017

China, North Korea's largest trading partner, has vowed to enforce the new sanctions , as it has done with previous ones, and says it's ready to pay the price. He told Fang: "To be honest, we have many hard issues where we will not necessarily have the same perspectives, but..." "I do believe right now - there's a long way to go - but we are on a path that there is a possibility, and I hope a probability, that we can resolve this peacefully", he said. (more...)
Nadal wins it easy, Sania cruise to Quarters in Cincinatti Open Nadal wins it easy, Sania cruise to Quarters in Cincinatti Open
- August 18, 2017

This brings to an end a 10-match winning streak for the 20-year old German. Also among the missing are Roger Federer (back), British world number one Andy Murray (hip), Novak Djokovic (elbow), Stan Wawrinka (knee), Kei Nishikori (right wrist) and Marin Cilic (adductor). (more...)
Stargazers in heaven over Monday's solar eclipse Stargazers in heaven over Monday's solar eclipse
- August 18, 2017

These areas will experience the longest periods of darkness in the country on Monday afternoon. This is the first total solar eclipse in the United States since 1979 and there won't be another one here until 2024. We all know by now that you need to wear special glasses to watch the eclipse. After glancing at the sun, turn away and remove your filter-do not remove it while looking at the sun. (more...)
Can't find solar-viewing glasses? Here are safe DIY options Can't find solar-viewing glasses? Here are safe DIY options
- August 18, 2017

About the closest spot for Northeast Ohioans to travel to see the full eclipse would be Bowling Green, Kentucky, about 440 miles away. Move all outdoor activities like P.E. You can head out to Horseshoe Island on a paddle board to view the solar eclipse! Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses are not strong enough to look directly at the sun. (more...)
Korea Propaganda Posters Show US Capital Building Obliterated Korea Propaganda Posters Show US Capital Building Obliterated
- August 18, 2017

Japan will "augment its defense capabilities" while Washington "remains committed to deploying its most advanced capabilities to Japan", the State Department said. The new equipment, known as Aegis Ashore, will be a land-based version of the Aegis missile defence system. Tokyo also wants to increase the number of Aegis destroyers to five, according to the report. (more...)
Michigan State men's basketball schedule analysis: 4 things to note Michigan State men's basketball schedule analysis: 4 things to note
- August 18, 2017

Northwestern will return to conference play on January 2 at home against Nebraska and IL will return to Big Ten play on January 3 at Minnesota . 15 against Maryland and Jan. 29 against Northwestern. Additionally, home games against Rutgers (Sept. 12), Georgetown (Oct. 17) and Michigan (Oct. (more...)
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...)

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