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Meridian to see high temps during solar eclipse Monday Meridian to see high temps during solar eclipse Monday
- August 21, 2017

Fortunately, the Scottsbluff/Gering area is in the 70-mile-wide shadow path of the eclipse, known as the " path of totality ", which will traverse the country diagonally, appearing first in OR (mid-morning local time ) and exiting some 2,500 miles east off the coast of SC (mid-afternoon local time ) passing through portions of 14 states. (more...)
Qatar blocks planes: Saudi Qatar blocks planes: Saudi
- August 21, 2017

Saudi Arabia reopened its border with Qatar last week to allow Qataris to attend the hajj amid a monthslong rift between the neighboring countries. Qatar has blocked Saudi planes from transporting Hajj pilgrims, Saudi state media said on Sunday, after Riyadh reopened the border despite a major diplomatic crisis roiling the Gulf. (more...)
Day Until the Solar Eclipse! NASA Scientist Explains What Makes Eclipses Spectacular Day Until the Solar Eclipse! NASA Scientist Explains What Makes Eclipses Spectacular
- August 21, 2017

Pacific time, is expected to move through the District of Columbia region at just after 1 p.m. In downtown Canton, residents can attend a "Fade to Black" party from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.in Cannon Park at 130 East Main St. Only about 26 percent are total eclipses (the others are partial or annular ). While NASA's website already has a section dedicated to the upcoming eclipse; the app more convenient. (more...)
Trump takes aim at fellow Republican, aides eye exit Trump takes aim at fellow Republican, aides eye exit
- August 21, 2017

The president's self-inflicted wounds since the deadly violence in Charlottesville , Va., have reopened gaping divisions within the Republican Party - and within his own family and administration. He has the bully pulpit of the presidency, and the firestorm around his comments reached parts of popular culture - late-night talk shows, for example - where statements from McConnell or a Facebook post by Romney hold little sway. (more...)
Bannon Says Racial Politics Help Trump In Wake Of Charlottesville Rally Bannon Says Racial Politics Help Trump In Wake Of Charlottesville Rally
- August 21, 2017

Support for impeachment also grew among independents, from 27% to 38%. The rebellion did not end until 1913, and the region was still chaotic for decades after Pershing's time there - indicating that even if the tactics took place, they did not work. (more...)
Amber Alert issued for 8-year-old in Westfield Amber Alert issued for 8-year-old in Westfield
- August 21, 2017

He's six feet tall, blue-eyed and bald, and he was last seen in a white T-shirt, the alert said. McGraw is depicted as a white female who stands roughly 4 ft. They may be headed to Kentucky. He has a cross tattoo on left calf and a clock tattoo on right shoulder. Law enforcement agencies are looking for a gray Ford Focus with Georgia license plate #RDG2198. (more...)
Ivanka Trump praises Boston counter-protesters in tweet Ivanka Trump praises Boston counter-protesters in tweet
- August 21, 2017

The march disbanded after about an hour and the demonstrators were escorted away by police. Members of the Black Lives Matter movement later protested on the Common, where a Confederate flag was burned and protesters pounded on the sides of a police vehicle. (more...)
Syria's Assad Thanks Iran, Russia For Helping Thwart Attempts To Oust Him Syria's Assad Thanks Iran, Russia For Helping Thwart Attempts To Oust Him
- August 21, 2017

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor of the war, said 6 people, including two women, were killed and around a dozen wounded in the rocket fire near the entrance to the fair. The president praised Russia's and China's U.N. Security Council vetoes to block resolutions condemning Syrian forces or imposing sanctions on the country. (more...)
Family Forced to Jump Jersey Shore Drawbridge in Their Toyota RAV4 Family Forced to Jump Jersey Shore Drawbridge in Their Toyota RAV4
- August 21, 2017

When the bridge started to open, driver Terrance Naphys says he barely had time to think, so he gunned the engine and cleared the opening. Terence, his wife Jacqueline, their 16-year-old daughter Kaity, and her friend were in the auto, terrified at what could happen. (more...)
United Kingdom stands with Spain against United Kingdom stands with Spain against "evil" terrorism: May
- August 21, 2017

His wife, Martina, who was carrying their one-year-old daughter in a sling-style baby-carrier, told friends that she had pulled their son to safety at the last moment, according to Italian media reports. In a statement released on the force's website, she said: "My dad's passing leaves an enormous void in our tight-knit family". "Julian was a much-loved and adored member of our family". (more...)
Millions of Americans ready to see sun go dark in coast-to-coast eclipse Millions of Americans ready to see sun go dark in coast-to-coast eclipse
- August 21, 2017

But it has been 38 years since the mainland United States glimpsed a total eclipse . But for any one place on earth it only happens on average about once in each 300 years. SC warns residents and visitors alike to stock up on food, water and medicine. In Little Rock, 89 percent of the sun will be obscured at the eclipse's peak. (more...)
British-Australian 7-year-old among dead in Barcelona attack British-Australian 7-year-old among dead in Barcelona attack
- August 20, 2017

Another Sydney woman, Suria Intan , who was on the last few days of a European holiday with friends, is also in a serious condition in hospital after being seriously injured in the attack . A Spanish woman was also killed hours later when attackers rammed several people in a auto and stabbed others in the seaside resort of Cambrils, lower down the coast from Barcelona . (more...)
Barcelona attacks: Family confirms Australian boy Julian Cadman, 7, was killed Barcelona attacks: Family confirms Australian boy Julian Cadman, 7, was killed
- August 20, 2017

Your kindness was incredible during a hard time. "He was so energetic, amusing and cheeky, always bringing a smile to our faces". " We will not be making any further comments on this tragedy and ask everyone, especially the media, to give us the privacy we need to grieve away from the public eye ". (more...)
Jerry Falwell Jr. defends Trump's 'many sides' comment Jerry Falwell Jr. defends Trump's 'many sides' comment
- August 20, 2017

President Trump has long enjoyed the backing of Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr ., but a group of the evangelical school's alumni are taking an unusual stand against that support in the wake of the violence in neighboring Charlottesville, Va. (more...)
U.S. troop reduction in exercise not due to North Korea concerns: Mattis
- August 20, 2017

The long-planned drills come at a delicate moment, following weeks of belligerent rhetoric between the US and North Korea that stoked fears of a catastrophic outcome. The question is how strong it will be. "Still, as much as I send the message that we've got to be clear with [Kim] of the consequences, war must be the last and ultimate option if no other form of diplomacy can halt the development of nuclear weapons and missile technology", he said. (more...)
North Korea threatens 'merciless strike' on US
- August 20, 2017

On the contrary, with sabre-rattling between North Korea and the U.S. at an all-time high, the exercise - which will begin on August 21 - could escalate the conflict dramatically. The 11-day exercise will be the first major exercises since North Korea test-fired two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) last month (July) that appeared to bring much of the USA within range. (more...)
New controversy surrounds Jason Kessler and tweets New controversy surrounds Jason Kessler and tweets
- August 20, 2017

The day was marred by violence which turned deadly when far-right activist James Fields Jr allegedly rammed his Dodge Challenger into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing Ms Heyer and leaving 19 others injured. It also plays into at least one of the unlikely and unproven conspiracy theories now forming in white supremacist chat rooms, with one attention-seeker claiming to have hacked Kessler's account to post the Heyer tweet. (more...)
Drone-like flying object spotted near Delhi airport Drone-like flying object spotted near Delhi airport
- August 20, 2017

An AirAsia pilot coming from Goa spotted the drone at Delhi airport while landing around 7.10 pm. "The ATC immediately suspended operations after the pilot informed the ATC about the drone". "Upon landing, the pilot reported the incident to Air Traffic Controller as per their reporting procedure that they have been trained for". The airport has three runways. (more...)
War Games to Begin as US, South Korea Brace for North's Fury
- August 20, 2017

The drills, which began in the 1970s and involved 25,000 American and 50,000 South Korean soldiers a year ago, consist mainly of computer simulations aimed at honing joint-decision making and planning and improving command operations. He predicted more of Kim's heated rhetoric during the Ulchi Freedom Guardian drill, but not much else. David Wright, a US analyst from the Union of Concerned Scientists, said in an emailed statement that the United States should "postpone or significantly ... (more...)
Church Leaders In Philippines Condemn Bloody War On Drugs Church Leaders In Philippines Condemn Bloody War On Drugs
- August 20, 2017

The Cardinal also called on "the consciences of those manufacturing and selling illegal drugs to stop this activity", stressing the complexity of the issue with no one organization unable to claim they have the correct solution. It's a sin! It's against the law! Archbishop Socrates Villegas said. "[Is this the new right]?" The Church was initially silent about the anti-drug campaign, but has in recent months stepped up calls for its end. (more...)
3 young girls killed in Maryland home 3 young girls killed in Maryland home
- August 20, 2017

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Union Home Minister inaugurates office and residential premises of NIA in Lucknow Union Home Minister inaugurates office and residential premises of NIA in Lucknow
- August 20, 2017

He added that the way NIA probes the matter is tremendous as the conviction rate goes up to 95 %. Singh further said that in Jammu and Kashmir stone pelting issue was growing day by day and with NIA's efficient performance a reduction has been witnessed in such matters. (more...)
Dunford: North Korean threat can be peacefully resolved Dunford: North Korean threat can be peacefully resolved
- August 20, 2017

Three hundred thousand casualties don't sound so bad if they were to eliminate a real threat. North Korea and the US exchanged threats of military action last week, with Pyongyang saying it will develop a plan to strike the US Pacific territory of Guam. (more...)
House leader: Lawmakers mum on Confederate monuments law House leader: Lawmakers mum on Confederate monuments law
- August 20, 2017

Statues are a way of memorialising figures and events from our history, and as such, are part of the way the narrative of that history is constructed and remembered. Contrarily, the Confederate flag and statues of Confederate generals are viewed by some white Southerners as an "emblem of their heritage and regional pride". (more...)
Trump abandons plans for infrastructure council Trump abandons plans for infrastructure council
- August 20, 2017

President Donald Trump has scrapped plans for an infrastructure advisory council after two similar panels dissolved this week amid backlash to Trump from corporate America. The council, which was supposed to have representatives from real estate, finance, labor and other sectors, was created to study and make recommendations to the president regarding the funding, support and delivery of infrastructure projects. (more...)

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