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Gophers men's basketball team will face grueling finish to Big Ten schedule Gophers men's basketball team will face grueling finish to Big Ten schedule
- August 18, 2017

Following the 13-game non-conference slate, which was published earlier this summer, Penn State will open the Big Ten schedule on the road for the first time since the 2014-15 campaign as the Lady Lions travel to Ann Arbor to face off with MI on December 28. (more...)
George Washington's Estate Hey Trump, GW's No Robert E. Lee George Washington's Estate Hey Trump, GW's No Robert E. Lee
- August 18, 2017

What about the fact they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs? "Now, in the other group also, you had some fine people but you also had troublemakers and you see them come with the blackout fits and with the helmets and with the baseball bats". (more...)
Top grades up nationally, but thousands of university places still available Top grades up nationally, but thousands of university places still available
- August 18, 2017

The overall pass rate - those achieving grades A* to E - has fallen by 0.2 percentage points to 97.9 per cent, which has been echoed in Yorkshire. The rise in top marks was the first in six years, and follows major reforms to the A-level system. (more...)
Still Missing After Army Helicopter Crashes in Hawaii; Debris Found Still Missing After Army Helicopter Crashes in Hawaii; Debris Found
- August 18, 2017

Officials lost contact with the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at around 10pm, during a night-time training exercise off the coast of Oahu island. The soldiers are part of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade stationed in Hawaii. Responders have begun day two today in the search for five missing Army aviators from a downed Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter approximately two miles west of Ka'ena Point. (more...)
Rahul not competent enough to comment on PM's I-day speech: BJP Rahul not competent enough to comment on PM's I-day speech: BJP
- August 18, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to acknowledge the greetings and express gratitude. The Prime Minister mentioned how the bar was set higher for his Government right at the beginning when an Special Investigation Team on black money was constituted through the very first Cabinet decision. (more...)
Kara Kopetsky's remains identified — Federal Bureau of Investigation confirms Kara Kopetsky's remains identified — Federal Bureau of Investigation confirms
- August 18, 2017

Police in Belton, where Kara Kopetsky lived and was last seen, said in a statement that the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed the remains - one of two sets of human bones discovered in Cass County in April - were identified through DNA testing as those of Kopetsky. (more...)
Irish Man Dies In Mexico Irish Man Dies In Mexico
- August 18, 2017

The man then tried to stop them but was shot several times. Local authorities initially misidentified the victim as Swiss, but after further investigation contacted the Irish embassy in Mexico . "I believe we have some important information and it will soon be known which group took this person's life". The incident occurred on Tuesday, August 15, on the La Mira-Lázaro Cárdenas road, close to the Michoacan Coast, but details are only emerging now. (more...)
N Korean leader holds off on Guam attack plan N Korean leader holds off on Guam attack plan
- August 18, 2017

There are many hard issues between the United States and China but both share a commitment to work through them, the United States' top general said on Tuesday during a visit to Beijing amid tensions over nuclear-armed North Korea . (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

While a happy Desmond was dressed in a kurta and pair of trousers, shawl and a floral garland, Sharmila was dressed in the traditional pink and black striped phanek and top, sans a garland, with her hair kept as always, hanging lose over her face. (more...)
South Korean president calls on U.S. allies to help prevent a war South Korean president calls on U.S. allies to help prevent a war
- August 18, 2017

Dunford plans to be in Tokyo on Friday. China's support in the recent United Nations Security Council vote to sanction North Korea for its nuclear and rocket programs, pleased the USA, he said. "The U.S. now sees itself as the primary concern and the South Koreans as a secondary concern". "Against North Korea , even with extreme pressure, it has to be solved peacefully and our opinion and United States opinion about this matter is not different", Moon said. (more...)
Chavez: Bellicose Trump is provoking his own crisis Chavez: Bellicose Trump is provoking his own crisis
- August 18, 2017

And they're much closer to North Korea than Guam is", Muna said. South Korean citizens and the media have been less shy about ripping into both Trump , for his threat, and the government of President Moon Jae-in, for not taking the USA president to task for evoking a potential war that would likely result in tens of thousands of Korean deaths. (more...)
Iran's Opposition Figure Karroubi in Hospital After Hunger Strike Iran's Opposition Figure Karroubi in Hospital After Hunger Strike
- August 18, 2017

But Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei insisted the result was valid and ordered a crackdown on dissent that saw dozens of opposition supporters killed and thousands detained. Mohammad Taghi Karrubi tweeted on August 17 that his father called off the strike after authorities promised to withdraw security agents from his home. (more...)
Despite Media Reviews, Here's What Americans Thought of Trump's Charlottesville Response Despite Media Reviews, Here's What Americans Thought of Trump's Charlottesville Response
- August 18, 2017

A majority of Americans in a new poll say President Donald Trump's response to the violence that broke out a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville , Virginia was "not strong enough". That is, both the alt-right and the alt-left. "Many of those people were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee", Trump said . (more...)
Republican Jewish Coalition urges 'greater moral clarity' from Trump Republican Jewish Coalition urges 'greater moral clarity' from Trump
- August 18, 2017

The Charlottesville marches shocked Israel and have been unanimously condemned. In a 2016 interview with Richard Spencer, Haaretz explored the alt-right's founders reverence for Israeli policy as a model for his vision of an "ethno-state" of whites in the US "I$3 f Sheldon Adelson would promote the same immigration policy in the United States that Israel has, I would think that is a good thing", he said . (more...)
Memphis Lawmaker Is Second Democrat To Bring Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump Memphis Lawmaker Is Second Democrat To Bring Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump
- August 18, 2017

No good Nazis or Klansmen! Two state troopers monitoring the rally also died in a helicopter crash. Trump hesitated to condemn the white supremacists in a statement on Saturday, and instead spoke about racism and bigotry on " many sides ". (more...)
Tillerson, Mattis rebuff Bannon claim of no 'military solution' for North Korea Tillerson, Mattis rebuff Bannon claim of no 'military solution' for North Korea
- August 18, 2017

The United States would take immediate and specific actions to take down a North Korean missile should it be fired toward any of its allies, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday. Some 300 Japanese and U.S. military personnel on Wednesday carried out live-fire artillery training in northern Japan, officials said, amid high regional tensions over North Korean missile threats. (more...)
Paul LePage: Taking Down Confederate Statues 'Just Like' Removing 9/11 Memorial Paul LePage: Taking Down Confederate Statues 'Just Like' Removing 9/11 Memorial
- August 18, 2017

ME governor Paul LePage , himself known for unfortunate and ahistorical utterances , jumped to the President's defense, agreeing with Trump's assessment that the white nationalist and counterprotesters in Charlottesville were "equally as bad" and "disgusting". (more...)
Missouri senator makes Facebook post hoping for Trump's assassination, quickly deletes it Missouri senator makes Facebook post hoping for Trump's assassination, quickly deletes it
- August 18, 2017

Later in the thread, in response to another commenter, she wrote: "I hope Trump is assassinated!" The comment, which came in a string of posts in which Sen. William Lacy Clay also criticized Chappell-Nadal. "What I said was wrong, but I am not going to stop talking about what led to that, which is the frustration and anger that many people across America are feeling right now". (more...)
Trump lawyer forwarded email comparing Washington, Robert E. Lee Trump lawyer forwarded email comparing Washington, Robert E. Lee
- August 18, 2017

The author of the original email, according to the Times , was Jerome Almon, who operates government conspiracy websites and says Islamic terrorists have infiltrated the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was the planned removal of Lee's statue in Charlottesville that prompted a large group of neo-Nazis and white supremacists to organize demonstrations in the Virginia town this weekend. (more...)
Trump condemns terror attack in Barcelona, offers USA help Trump condemns terror attack in Barcelona, offers USA help
- August 18, 2017

A second van believed to have possibly been rented by the same man who perpetrated the attack has been found by police in the nearby town of Vic. Condemning the terror attack, President Giorgi Marvelashvili said "together with the worldwide community we keep on fighting against this huge threat". (more...)
United Nations chief: Racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism or Islamophobia are poisoning our societies United Nations chief: Racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism or Islamophobia are poisoning our societies
- August 18, 2017

A 32-year-old woman, Heather Heyer, from Charlottesville was killed and almost a score injured on Saturday when a auto, allegedly driven by a white supremacist, hit a crowd. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination , who is one of the three experts who issued the statement. "Hate crimes must be investigated and the perpetrators prosecuted", they said. (more...)
WRAPUP 9-US, Japan step up defense cooperation to counter N.Korea WRAPUP 9-US, Japan step up defense cooperation to counter N.Korea
- August 18, 2017

In an interview with The American Prospect published online on Wednesday, Trump's White House adviser Steven Bannon also said: "There's no military solution [to North Korea's nuclear threats], forget it". Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are stressing there is a credible threat of USA military action against North Korea. (more...)
Amit Shah Sets Target of 360+ Seats For Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Amit Shah Sets Target of 360+ Seats For Lok Sabha Elections 2019
- August 18, 2017

At a meeting chaired by Shah, 11 Union Ministers including Ravi Shankar Prasad, Nirmala Sitharaman, JP Nadda, Dharmendra Pradhan, Piyush Goyal, Manoj Sinha, Prakash Javdekar, Arjun Meghwal and Ananth Kumar participated. As per the assessment of Shah, there are almost 150 additional Lok Sabha seats which BJP could wrest from the Opposition. The BJP in 2014 had won 216 seats in states like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar. (more...)
Where to watch the solar eclipse in Central Texas Where to watch the solar eclipse in Central Texas
- August 18, 2017

Some schools are purchasing solar eclipse glasses so students can safely watch the eclipse . "This standard requires lenses to be thousands of times darker than typical sunglasses". Based on the latest weather data, there is a 20 to 30 percent chance for an afternoon storm during the eclipse for any given location in North and SC. (more...)
British MP resigns over rape claim article British MP resigns over rape claim article
- August 18, 2017

In a statement this afternoon, Ms Champion accepted that her choice of words in the article was "extremely poor". And the 48-year-old MP for Rotherham said she was concerned that continuing in her role would distract from the "crucial issues" around child protection . (more...)

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