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ACT for America Cancels 67 Rallies in 36 States ACT for America Cancels 67 Rallies in 36 States
- August 23, 2017

Anti-Muslim activists interested in rubbing shoulders with like-minded individuals at upcoming nationwide " America First " rallies were met with bad news Monday. "ACT for America is deeply saddened that in today's divisive climate, citizens can not peacefully express their opinion without risk of physical harm from terror groups domestic and global", said the group. (more...)
Simon Property Reaches Settlement in Antitrust Investigation by NY Simon Property Reaches Settlement in Antitrust Investigation by NY
- August 23, 2017

It also requires the company to pay New York State $945,000. Simon Property was said to have included radius restriction in its leases, which prevented many retailers from opening additional locations within an 11,000 square mile zone from Woodbury. (more...)
Top US general reaffirms commitment to Japan amid N. Korea tensions Top US general reaffirms commitment to Japan amid N. Korea tensions
- August 23, 2017

The allies snubbed China and Russia's earlier suggestion to scale down the exercises in exchange for North Korea's freezing its nuclear and missile development programs. "Australia followed the U.S. to the Korean War, the Vietnamese War and the "war on terrorism", but heavy loss of lives and assets were all that it got in return". (more...)
South Korea hints it'll consider envoy to North
- August 23, 2017

President Donald Trump says in a tweet that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "made a very wise and reasonable decision" amid indications his country has decided not to proceed with its multiple missile launch toward Guam. "A dialogue between South and North Korea must resume". North Korea's rapid progress in developing nuclear weapons and missiles capable of reaching the US mainland has fueled a surge in regional tension and United Nations -led sanctions appear to have failed to bite deeply ... (more...)
Secret Service: Donald Trump Not Its Only Problem Secret Service: Donald Trump Not Its Only Problem
- August 23, 2017

However, President Trump's huge family, frequent travel and required Secret Service protection to various Trump properties up and down the east coast has caused a large workload to be placed upon the agency, according to Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles. (more...)
DOJ drops request for IP addresses from Trump resistance site DOJ drops request for IP addresses from Trump resistance site
- August 23, 2017

The government also claims it has attempted to resolve the situation with DreamHost itself, but that the web hosting company has held firm in its refusal to comply with the warrant. "The government values and respects the First Amendment right of all Americans to participate in peaceful political protests and to read protected political expression online". (more...)
Showers and thunderstorms, high near 86 — TODAY'S FORECAST Showers and thunderstorms, high near 86 — TODAY'S FORECAST
- August 23, 2017

Breezy winds, out of the south southwest at 10 miles per hour. On Wednesday as rain chances increase, temperatures will come down to about 96 degrees by midday. "We will be a few degrees cooler - Nassau in the upper 80s, Suffolk in the upper 80s to mid-80s", said weather service meteorologist Brian Ciemnecki in the bureau's Upton office. (more...)
Venezuela asks pope's help against US 'military threat' Venezuela asks pope's help against US 'military threat'
- August 23, 2017

There are no further details on the reasons for her sudden departure. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Monday that she was under the protection of his government and would be granted asylum if she requested it. Chile said on Tuesday that it has granted diplomatic asylum to five Venezuelans who took refuge in its ambassador's residence in Caracas. It also has signaled its intention to go after government opponents it deems responsible for months of street protests against Maduro. (more...)
Army-Navy game reportedly moving to MetLife Stadium in 2021 Army-Navy game reportedly moving to MetLife Stadium in 2021
- August 23, 2017

The game usually draws a sellout crowd, and city organizers estimate an economic impact of more than $30 million. Somewhat awkwardly, in a video message from Staubach that played as Christie watched from the front row, Staubach apologized for "not being in New York" at the press conference, which was held in East Rutherford at the Coaches Club of MetLife Stadium . (more...)
Spain suspect says terror cell planned big attack on monuments
- August 23, 2017

Instead, Es Satty and another man accidently blew themselves up while preparing explosives in the home workshop in Alcanar, a coastal town south of Barcelona , police have said. He denied being part of the attackers' cell, telling the court that he was acting in fear when he told police that his documents were stolen by his brother. (more...)
Activist takes sledgehammer to Christopher Columbus monument in northeast Baltimore Activist takes sledgehammer to Christopher Columbus monument in northeast Baltimore
- August 23, 2017

A monument in Baltimore to Christopher Columbus was vandalized overnight. "Columbus initiated a centuries-old wave of terrorism, murder, genocide, rape, slavery, ecological degradation and capitalist exploitation of labor in the Americas. (more...)
Local jobless rates improved in July - but remain some of state's highest Local jobless rates improved in July - but remain some of state's highest
- August 23, 2017

However, because month-to-month comparisons are flawed due to seasonal events and fluctuations, a more accurate comparison is the drop from 4.4 percent in July 2016, showing a almost full percent decrease in unemployment over the past year. (more...)
Who is Kelli Ward, Jeff Flake's GOP primary challenger? Who is Kelli Ward, Jeff Flake's GOP primary challenger?
- August 23, 2017

I hope that it Sheriff Arpaio wins his appeal case and he won't need a pardon and I hope he wins on appeal because he's been a champion just like you said of securing the border stopping illegal immigration and doing the job that the federal government refused to do so I hope I hope everything ends well for Sherriff Arpaio. (more...)
Boko Haram use of kids as 'human bombs' soars in 2017 Boko Haram use of kids as 'human bombs' soars in 2017
- August 23, 2017

UNICEF calls the use of children as human bombs an atrocity and says they are above all victims and not perpetrators. " There is an extraordinary level of tension obviously in these communities and. "Children tend to fall into the hands of Boko Haram, who would then reign over them and use them, just because they feel that they belong and they have persuaded them that maybe this is the cause of life", she explained. (more...)
Breitbart Is Trying to Tell Me Something About Ivanka Trump Breitbart Is Trying to Tell Me Something About Ivanka Trump
- August 23, 2017

Marlow defended Breitbart to CNN , saying, "The obsession with Breitbart News is simply a result of our effectiveness". An email prankster posing as former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon fooled top Breitbart editors into acknowledging that they were running critical articles about White House advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump . (more...)
North Korea shipments to Syria chemical weapons agency intercepted North Korea shipments to Syria chemical weapons agency intercepted
- August 23, 2017

The Syrian government organization has been responsible for developing chemical and biological weapons for regime in Damascus since the 1970's. The report, submitted to the U.N. There is proof that regime forces fighting on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad have used the banned sarin nerve gas at least twice against his own citizens, and chlorine has also been used as a weapon as well. (more...)
Vatican, Russia agree visa-free diplomatic travel, need for dialogue in Venezuela Vatican, Russia agree visa-free diplomatic travel, need for dialogue in Venezuela
- August 23, 2017

Cardinal Pietro Parolin arrived in Moscow on August 21 for an official visit slated to include a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill said that relations between the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches are entering a new stage in the wake of last year's meeting. (more...)
Tillerson Commends North Korea For Restraint Tillerson Commends North Korea For Restraint
- August 23, 2017

Last night, President Donald Trump spoke to the nation about his new strategy in Afghanistan . But Tillerson said these "could be on the table for discussion if, in fact, they are unwilling to change their posture or change their approach to how they are dealing with the numerous terrorist organisations that are hiding in Pakistan ". (more...)
Dems slam Trump over 'empty promises' on border wall Dems slam Trump over 'empty promises' on border wall
- August 23, 2017

Officials in Phoenix are bracing for large-scale demonstrations as Trump opponents and supporters converge on the city's downtown for the president's appearance Tuesday night. "There will be no discussion of that today at any point, and no action will be taken on that front at any point today", Sanders told reporters traveling with Trump. (more...)
Barcelona cell had planned big bomb attack Barcelona cell had planned big bomb attack
- August 23, 2017

Court documents say the group were plotting a much larger suicide bomb attack targeting the city's landmarks, but were thwarted when their bomb factory exploded on Wednesday last week. According to another person who attended Tuesday's hearings, Oukabir said he initially lied out of fear and told police his brother had stolen his ID to rent the vehicles. (more...)
'Bigger attack planned': Barcelona suspect 'Bigger attack planned': Barcelona suspect
- August 23, 2017

The four, the only ones still alive among the 12 men thought to constitute the group, were brought from Barcelona to Madrid and arrived at the High Court , which deals with terrorism cases, in a convoy of police vehicles with sirens wailing. (more...)
George, Amal Clooney donate $1M grant to fight hate groups George, Amal Clooney donate $1M grant to fight hate groups
- August 23, 2017

In the repercussions of the occasion, President Donald Trump was censured for his unwillingness to denounce racial oppressors and Neo-Nazis in a question and answer session given days after the distress. "I think there is fault on the two sides", Trump said amid a news gathering August 15. According to its website, Clooney Foundation for Justice , which was recently established in late 2016, works to assist marginalized groups worldwide. (more...)
Support for Trump Among Black Republicans Wavering
- August 23, 2017

After Donald Trump's now-infamous rationalization of white supremacists at the deadly "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville , Va., why haven't elected Republicans en masse directly and publically rebuked him? Traditionally, presidents have faced no opposition from their own party in their efforts to run for re-election. (more...)
US Seeks $11 Million From Companies It Says Conspired With North Korea
- August 23, 2017

Security Council sanctions and further isolate North Korea for its nuclear and missile tests amid heightened tensions that have led to threats from both sides, the Treasury Department said in a statement. The targeted individuals and companies are suspected of assisting people already sanctioned for their ties to North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, dealing in the North Korean energy trade, facilitating its exportation of workers, and enabling sanctioned North Korean ... (more...)
Local school sends 4-year-old boy home over long hair Local school sends 4-year-old boy home over long hair
- August 23, 2017

His mother, Jessica Oates said, "He's just so smart he blows my mind". Full of energy and excited to learn'. So, to solve this, Oates brought her son to school with his locks fastened by a simple black hair tie into a bun. As shown on KTRK's Facebook page, many parents have defended Oates' right not to cut her son's hair. So why isn't Jessican cutting his hair? Oates said she will continue to challenge the policy she doesn't "believe" in. (more...)
Qatar Reveals Design of Sixth World Cup Stadium by Qatari Architect Qatar Reveals Design of Sixth World Cup Stadium by Qatari Architect
- August 23, 2017

It's a nod to the cap that holds the ghutra and aghal in place on the head, forming "a symbol of dignity and independence", the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy ( SCDL ) said in a statement. "The impact has been minimal", Thawadi told Doha-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera English in an interview. Asked outright if projects had been delayed, Thawadi responded: "Projects are on schedule". (more...)
Korea Releases Animated Video Depicting Missile Attack on Guam Korea Releases Animated Video Depicting Missile Attack on Guam
- August 23, 2017

Images captured from footage unveiled by North Korea's propaganda website Uriminzokkiri on August 19, 2017, shows North Korea's threat to fire missile strikes near the United States territory of Guam. Cue ominous music and footage of two missiles being launched. Then, as if this message might not be too subtle, the creative video team goes in for the kill. (more...)
Sen. Susan Collins not sure Trump will be 2020 GOP nominee Sen. Susan Collins not sure Trump will be 2020 GOP nominee
- August 23, 2017

The Maine Republican told MSNBC's Hallie Jackson that she was disappointed by Trump's moral equivocation after a white supremacist march in Charlottesville resulted in the death of a counter-protester. When Barack Obama was president, she was the sole member of the GOP to vote against a series of show votes that party leaders held to repeal Obama's signature achievement, knowing that he would not sign them. (more...)
Civilians, Including 19 Children, Killed In US-Led Attacks In Raqqa Civilians, Including 19 Children, Killed In US-Led Attacks In Raqqa
- August 23, 2017

The Britain-based Observatory said that was the single largest daily death toll since the US-backed Syria Democratic Forces, a group of Kurdish and Arab militias, began their assault on Raqqa last June after a long campaign to isolate IS inside the city. (more...)
Rally to remove UNC's 'Silent Sam' has University leaders' attention Rally to remove UNC's 'Silent Sam' has University leaders' attention
- August 23, 2017

A spokesperson for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a response on Tuesday, saying the university does not legally have authority to remove the statue from campus unless a building inspector concludes physical disrepair of the statue poses a threat to public safety. (more...)

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