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BJP emerges as top choice for corporate donors BJP emerges as top choice for corporate donors
- August 18, 2017

General Electoral Trust, which was formed before the Electoral Trust Scheme was launched by the government in 2013, was the second highest corporate donor to BJP and INC. According to the report which studied the funding received by 5 national parties, namely BJP, Congress , NCP, CPI and CPM, corporate companies donated a total of Rs 956.77 crore to national parties between 2012-13 and 2015-16 out of which the largest share of Rs 704.84 went to BJP. (more...)
Drive sober or get pulled over Drive sober or get pulled over
- August 18, 2017

That's why, from the Eclipse through the Labor Day holiday, we will make zero exceptions for drunk driving. As part of the initiative, the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety provides grants to police agencies to run the two-week campaign.During last year's crackdown, participating agencies made 1,649 DWI arrests. (more...)
Parliament in crisis as dual citizenship saga deepens
- August 18, 2017

Mr Xenophon, whose eponymous party holds two key balance-of-power seats in the upper house, has stymied the government's media-law reform plans and criticised its reluctance to order a sweeping inquiry into the nation's banking sector. He will stay in the senate until the High Court makes a decision. The meaning of section 44 (i) has not been read by the High Court as an absolute bar on a candidate being a foreign citizen. (more...)
Two killed in car vs. train crash overnight Two killed in car vs. train crash overnight
- August 18, 2017

Police say their southbound auto went around the crossing arm and the vehicle was hit by the westbound train. The crash location has flashing red lights, Dale said. No one on the train was hurt. Police will continue to investigate to determine what caused this incident. Two teen-age boys died when an Amtrak train crashed into their auto at a railroad crossing in southwestern Lincoln. (more...)
Tennessee Congressman Wants President Trump Impeached Tennessee Congressman Wants President Trump Impeached
- August 18, 2017

The number of Republicans who believe Trump should be impeached has remained "virtually unchanged" since February, according to the report - only 7% want to see Trump thrown from the White House. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump pauses during a campaign event September 6, 2016 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. A California Democrat introduced articles of impeachment in July , accusing the president of obstructing justice related to the Russian election meddling. (more...)
Announcement Friday on future of Charlottesville statue Announcement Friday on future of Charlottesville statue
- August 18, 2017

Mayor Michael Signer will make a major announcement on the future of Charlottesville's Robert E. Lee statue Friday, the epicenter of violent protests that stunned the nation and left one woman dead. The Lee statue has been a topic of contention in the city for well over a year after City Councilor Wes Bellamy called for its removal from Emancipation Park, then called Lee Park. (more...)
Michigan State says no thanks Michigan State says no thanks
- August 18, 2017

W. Kent Fuchs, president of the University of Florida , where Mr Spencer had planned to speak on campus in Gainesville in September, said in a Facebook message on 16 August: "Amid serious concerns for safety, we have chose to deny the National Policy Institute's request to rent event space at the University of Florida". (more...)
Here Is Paris Hilton's Official Statement On That Alarming Donald Trump Interview Here Is Paris Hilton's Official Statement On That Alarming Donald Trump Interview
- August 18, 2017

She added that she will always be an advocate for women. In an interview with Marie Claire magazine, Paris discussed her infamous sex tape with ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon , which he released without her consent. So I don't really believe any of that. "It's really hurtful, because my whole life I really looked up to Princess Diana, all these elegant, fantastic women, and I feel like [Salomon] just took that all away from me", she said. (more...)
Trump warns NKorea that U.S. is 'locked and loaded' Trump warns NKorea that U.S. is 'locked and loaded'
- August 18, 2017

Mr Xi's comments came as Pyongyang accused the U.S. leader of driving the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war. North Korea's apparently rapid progress in developing nuclear weapons and missiles capable of reaching the US mainland has fuelled tensions that erupted into a war of words between Washington and Pyongyang this week, unnerving regional powers and global investors. (more...)
ULA Atlas V Rocket Set To Liftoff From Cape Canaveral Friday Morning ULA Atlas V Rocket Set To Liftoff From Cape Canaveral Friday Morning
- August 18, 2017

The satellite, which was built by Boeing, will allow scientists, engineers and control room staff to access data for missions such as the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station. Of theTDRS spacecraft launched to date, only two have been retired and five of the nine operational satellites have exceeded their design life and continue to provide essential communications and navigation services. (more...)
No war on Korean peninsula: South Korean President No war on Korean peninsula: South Korean President
- August 18, 2017

US Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Joseph Dunford told reporters during a visit to Beijing there would no scaling back of planned military exercises despite the recent tensions with North Korea . Moon has repeatedly stressed that he is open to dialogue with North Korea, if conditions are met and North Korea temporarily halts its nuclear program . (more...)
Israeli leader criticized for response to Charlottesville Israeli leader criticized for response to Charlottesville
- August 18, 2017

A column in the newspaper deemed the remarks to be the most prominent defence of white supremacy and racism by a top USA politician yet. They were joined by other far-left extremists such as the Revolutionary Communist Party and the Workers World Party, both of which have openly sympathized with totalitarian communist regimes overseas in the past. (more...)
Irish border haulage firms 'depend on free movement' Irish border haulage firms 'depend on free movement'
- August 18, 2017

The Department for Exiting the European Union said there could be "a temporary customs union between the United Kingdom and the EU" to avoid border chaos when Britain officially leaves the bloc in March 2019. Unlike at present, however, Britain said it wanted to be able to negotiate free trade agreements with third countries during the interim period which would then be implemented afterward. (more...)
Trump Trades Barbs with CNN's Acosta Over 'Fake News' Trump Trades Barbs with CNN's Acosta Over 'Fake News'
- August 18, 2017

They have been condemned , ' a stoic Trump responded. President Trump said they finished their press conference and Acosta then asked if he had condemned white supremacists, which was included in Trump's speech. Except he didn't take any questions, instead attempting to bully CNN's White House correspondent, saying, "I like real news, not fake news ". Later Monday, Trump held a brief press spray after signing a memorandum about China's intellectual property practices. (more...)
United States getting closer on new strategy for Afghanistan: Gen Mattis United States getting closer on new strategy for Afghanistan: Gen Mattis
- August 18, 2017

With Afghan security forces struggling to prevent Taliban advances and the country's political leadership all but paralyzed by infighting, Nicholson in February requested thousands of additional US troops to bolster USA military trainers, advisers and special forces. (more...)
Imran Awan, Aide to Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Indicted on Four Counts Imran Awan, Aide to Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Indicted on Four Counts
- August 18, 2017

Amran was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Capitol Police as he tried to flee the country via a flight at Dulles International Airport. She claims she thought Awan had been the victim of religious profiling . According to The Daily Caller , the members of the Pakistani family made at least $4 million since 2009. (more...)
OKCupid bans white nationalist who attended Charlottesville rally OKCupid bans white nationalist who attended Charlottesville rally
- August 18, 2017

An OkCupid spokesperson expanded on Seidma's statement, explaining that "OkCupid will absolutely ban other users who are involved in hate groups". Forget yesterday's news. She also said the site made a concerted decision to disclose its banning of Cantwell. "I've met women with fake photos, had false police reports filed against me, been sprayed with breast milk, you name it". (more...)
Trump's Arts and Humanities committee just resigned in protest Trump's Arts and Humanities committee just resigned in protest
- August 18, 2017

Those resigning from the council include actor Kal Penn , artist Chuck Close and Viki Kennedy, the widow of former Sen. "We can not sit idly by, the way that your West Wing advisors have, without speaking out against your words and actions", the members from entertainment and the arts wrote in a Friday letter to Trump. (more...)
Trump announces he's elevating the role of US Cyber Command Trump announces he's elevating the role of US Cyber Command
- August 18, 2017

Central Command and the U.S. European Command. While Cyber Command has historically been primarily focused on defending the military's cyber-infrastructure, it has recently taken on a role in offensive operations. Michael Rogers, a veteran military intelligence officer. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, welcomed the move and applauded the administration's decision to defer a separation of NSA and CyberCom. (more...)
Trump ramps up Guam assurances over N. Korea threat Trump ramps up Guam assurances over N. Korea threat
- August 18, 2017

Trump said he was considering additional sanctions on North Korea, adding these would be "very strong". The North also said its Hwasong-12 missiles would fly over southern Japan en route toward Guam, which would be the first time a North Korean missile flew over the country. (more...)
United Nations leader urged to blacklist Saudi Arabia over child deaths in Yemen United Nations leader urged to blacklist Saudi Arabia over child deaths in Yemen
- August 18, 2017

The Saudi Arabia-led military coalition was responsible for an "unacceptably high" number of child deaths and injuries in Yemen a year ago, according to a draft United Nations report . A coalition spokesman declined to comment on the report. Watchlist, along with its partners, urge Secretary-General Guterres to issue an accurate and credible list of all parties to conflict responsible for grave violations against children, in Yemen and elsewhere. (more...)
California Teacher Desperate To Find Missing Husband After Barcelona Terror Attack California Teacher Desperate To Find Missing Husband After Barcelona Terror Attack
- August 18, 2017

An American man who was celebrating his one-year wedding anniversary with his wife in Barcelona has gone missing after a van plowed through the crowds at Las Ramblas, killing 13 and injuring more than 100 others. San Jose resident Caroline Bet Adam, who is also in Spain on vacation, told NBC Bay Area she got off a bus moments after the attack and saw people screaming and running. (more...)
Sir Bruce Forsyth: Veteran entertainer dies 'peacefully at home' aged 89 Sir Bruce Forsyth: Veteran entertainer dies 'peacefully at home' aged 89
- August 18, 2017

Then in 2015, Forsyth underwent keyhole surgery after suffering two life-threatening aneurysms, which occurred after a fall in his home. Forsyth hosted game shows such as "The Price if Right, " The Generation Game " and "Play Your Cards", and he presented BBC One's " Strictly with Tess Daly" from 2004 to 2014, according to BBC". (more...)
Alabama missing woman found, survived by eating berries and drinking muddy water Alabama missing woman found, survived by eating berries and drinking muddy water
- August 18, 2017

During her 28 days of misery, Theris did not have access to clean water, being forced to drink from puddles and from her own hair, she told ABC News . Yet last Saturday a woman driving down a country road outside of Union Springs, Alabama, spotted her and called police. Her father, who sat next her during the GMA appearance seemed to think she was drugged . (more...)
A-level results: How did Worcester schools do? A-level results: How did Worcester schools do?
- August 18, 2017

Results in diplomas also continued to be strong, with average grades at distinction or above. Ralph Shilcock also achieved an A, A, B in English, politics and law and an A* in his Extended Project Qualification. With the clamour for university places as competitive as ever, Wollaston students have been very successful. Oona Carlin, Head at Ipswich High School for Girls commented "We have had some fantastic A Level results , which are a credit to all of our students, our results continue ... (more...)