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Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Your astronomical guide Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Your astronomical guide
- August 21, 2017

That will occur as the sun rises in Honolulu at around 6:20 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21. Use safe eclipse glasses or other indirect methods to watch the eclipse. Monday's total eclipse is the first to span the United States , coast to coast, in 99 years. And anyone near Musquodoboit Harbour will be able to share eclipse viewers at the local community garden at 7962 Highway 7 between 3 p.m. (more...)
Canada sending 15 troops to participate in South Korean, US military exercise Canada sending 15 troops to participate in South Korean, US military exercise
- August 21, 2017

Trump has vowed not to allow North Korea to develop nuclear missiles that could hit the US mainland but Pyongyang sees its nuclear arsenal as protection against Washington and its partners in Asia. "The Ulchi Freedom Guardian joint military exercises will be like pouring gasoline on fire and worsen the state of the peninsula", the paper said. But Mattis has not backed down from the possibility of a military confrontation with North Korea. (more...)
Marriyum expresses concern over spread of dengue virus in KP Marriyum expresses concern over spread of dengue virus in KP
- August 21, 2017

The protesters dispersed peacefully after adopting a resolution for early implementation of Fata reforms. "It is a failure of the KP government that its monitoring system got failed in indicating dengue attack in the province", he added. Amir Muqam also visited Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar and inquired about the health of dengue patients and announced two hundred thousand rupees each for the families of those who lost their lives due to dengue fever. (more...)
Trump uses Barcelona attacks for incitement to mass murder of Muslims Trump uses Barcelona attacks for incitement to mass murder of Muslims
- August 21, 2017

The recent terrorist attack in Barcelona was "unacceptable" given the intelligence the United States had leading up to it, a top Senate Democrat said Sunday. "What the Trump administration needs to do is articulate a strategy that uses all the tools in our diplomatic toolbox", Cardin said. "Radical Islamic Terrorism must be stopped by whatever means necessary!" "And the 50th person, he said, 'You go back to your people, and you tell them what happened, '" Trump said. (more...)
Xi stresses cooperation in talks with United States military chief Xi stresses cooperation in talks with United States military chief
- August 21, 2017

If the US persists, the ambassador said North Korea will "make a crucial decision as it had already declared". Tensions between the countries, however, had eased in the last few days, especially after Pyongyang said it had delayed a plan to attack the United States island of Guam in the Pacific. (more...)
One Nation Senator backs Hanson's burqa stunt One Nation Senator backs Hanson's burqa stunt
- August 21, 2017

Attorney-General George Brandis drew applause when he said his government would not ban the burqa, and chastised Hanson for what he described as a "stunt" that offended Australia's Muslim minority. Pauline argued that some Muslim-majority countries like Tunisia, Turkey, and the Democratic Republic of Congo banned the burqa for national security and social cohesion. (more...)
North Korea: US can not dodge 'merciless strike' North Korea: US can not dodge 'merciless strike'
- August 21, 2017

Kim Jong-un is terribly upset about next week's US and South Korean military drills, which CNN reports that Pyongyang has labeled as "reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war". But they were introduced after President Donald Trump's strong warnings to North Korea, including that Pyongyang would face "fire and fury" from a "locked and loaded" US military if Guam or any ally was struck. (more...)
Iran to protect N-deal from US: Rouhani Iran to protect N-deal from US: Rouhani
- August 21, 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C) delivers a speach to the parliament in Tehran on August 20, 2017, as Iran's parliament prepares to vote on the president's cabinet. So did Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, who recently struck a billion-dollar deal with French giant Total. Parliament approved 16 of his 17 cabinet picks, rejecting his suggested minister of energy, a reformist named Habibollah Bitaraf. (more...)
Trump accuses Sen. Graham of 'disgusting lie' over Charlottesville response slam Trump accuses Sen. Graham of 'disgusting lie' over Charlottesville response slam
- August 21, 2017

You can't change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E. Lee , Stonewall Jackson - who's next, Washington, Jefferson? Trump's remarks on Tuesday appeared to backtrack from his previous position of violence on "both sides" and that numerous " Unite the Right " group who were protesting were "not neo-Nazis" and " fine people". (more...)
Mainers to take part in conservative rally, counterprotest Mainers to take part in conservative rally, counterprotest
- August 21, 2017

Police vans later escorted the conservatives out of the area, as boisterous counterprotesters scuffled with police. The protests appeared to be overwhelmingly peaceful, although CNN said that police arrested eight anti-fascist protesters after briefly clashing with police. (more...)
Korean, US defense chiefs to hold first talks in late August
- August 21, 2017

While North Korea later said it was holding off firing toward Guam, tension remains high and annual joint military exercises by the United States and South Korea beginning on Monday are likely to enrage Pyongyang. A North Korean missile could reach Japan in about 10 minutes. Dunford played down the US's military options , saying that being prepared against North Korea would be for when diplomatic and economic sanctions failed, the office of South Korea's president said. (more...)
10 sailors missing, 5 injured after US Navy destroyer collision 10 sailors missing, 5 injured after US Navy destroyer collision
- August 21, 2017

McCain collided with the merchant vessel Alnic MC east of Singapore and near the Straits of Malacca in the early hours, it said a statement . In addition to the 10 missing sailors, the Navy said five were injured in the collision. (more...)
Drunk driver had toddler in the auto Drunk driver had toddler in the auto
- August 21, 2017

In the astonishing police video, Lerma is seen stumbling about on the side of the road before admitting to the officer she had two "cups" of Fireball. Next, she's instructed to walk down the white line. "I will kill you", Lerma is seen screaming, as she kicked the backseat of the cruiser. When police pulled Lerma out of the auto, they said they found her three-year-old child unbuckled in the backseat. (more...)
Man Caught Using Drones to Smuggle Drugs Over the Border Man Caught Using Drones to Smuggle Drugs Over the Border
- August 21, 2017

Drug Enforcement Administration said in a recent annual report, they can only transport small amounts at a time. Authorities, on Friday, said a 25-year-old USA citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine from Mexico by drone. (more...)
Hot, humid, temps throughout Oklahoma Friday; Severe weather possible this afternoon Hot, humid, temps throughout Oklahoma Friday; Severe weather possible this afternoon
- August 21, 2017

For Monday , there will be clouds across the region, most likely from storms to our West. Mostly cloudy and warm tomorrow night , with temperatures in the low 70s. Lows in the lower 70s. Friday Night .Partly cloudy. A chance for showers. Monday: Mostly sunny - high near 94. Highs will vary throughout the 80s to near 90. (more...)
Man arrested for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine across border using drone Man arrested for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine across border using drone
- August 21, 2017

Rivera noted he received $1,000 for smuggling the drugs, which have a street value of approximately $46,000. An agent on an all-terrain vehicle spotted a male suspect at about 11:40 p.m. But the Border Patrol agent gazed at the drone's flight pattern and alerted other agents to watch for the drone coming their way. "Criminal activity like this will also lead to serious consequences for truck drivers who engage in smuggling", said RGV Sector Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla Jr in a ... (more...)
Trump, Graham feud over President's Charlottesville response Trump, Graham feud over President's Charlottesville response
- August 21, 2017

Twenty-year-old OH resident James Fields Jr. was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder (and a variety of other charges) shortly after the deadly vehicle attack. "Such a disgusting lie", Trump continued. He claimed that his initial Saturday statement was " a fine statement ". Still reeling from that "many sides" comment from the weekend, Trump chose to double down and declare that the "alt-left" deserves some of the blame for the violence that went down in Charlottesville. (more...)
Moon Jae-in: There will not be war on Korean Peninsula
- August 21, 2017

Moon said he believes dialogue with North Korea can happen when North Korea halts missile and nuclear tests. South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a press conference marking his first 100 days in office on Thursday. Elected in May, Moon broke with nearly 10 years of conservative rule in South Korea that saw governments deepen the animosity toward the North. Therefore, should North Korea continue to take provocative actions, or even take an aggressive action against the United ... (more...)
Rules of the Road: Solar Eclipse Edition Rules of the Road: Solar Eclipse Edition
- August 21, 2017

The last time the path of totality of a total solar eclipse moved across the entire US was 1918, and vehicle accidents weren't exactly a major concern. "Here on campus we're hosting what we're calling an 'Eclipse View and Do", said Kevin Williams, director of the planetarium. Along with Cleveland and Bradley County, Rhea students are in the Path of Totality. (more...)
In Our View: Eclipse is a Big Deal In Our View: Eclipse is a Big Deal
- August 21, 2017

A word to the wise-give yourself extra travel time! The total solar eclipse visible in Japan on July 22, 2009. Those residing in Montreal will unfortunately not be able to see the total eclipse (only about 60 per cent of the Sun will be covered), but partial eclipsing will begin at 1:21 p.m. (more...)
South Korean president stresses peace on Korean Peninsula on 72nd liberation anniversary South Korean president stresses peace on Korean Peninsula on 72nd liberation anniversary
- August 21, 2017

Joint Chiefs of Staff , Gen. Joseph Dunford . Both men told reporters at the headquarters for Combined Forces Command that US and South Korean officials will continue to examine the threats from North Korea and make adjustments to the force as they are needed and agreed upon. (more...)
Why can't Trump denounce white terrorists as he does ISIS terrorists? Why can't Trump denounce white terrorists as he does ISIS terrorists?
- August 21, 2017

This took a tragic turn when a demonstrator rammed a auto into the counter-protesters, killing a woman and injuring several others. Asked specifically about Trump's speech Tuesday declaring that racist neo-Nazis are as problematic as the people who fought against them, most Republicans said they agreed with the president's statements. (more...)
PM Netanyahu Flying To Russia To Meet With President Putin PM Netanyahu Flying To Russia To Meet With President Putin
- August 21, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Russian Federation on August 23 to meet with President Vladimir Putin, the Israeli leader's office says. Israel has expressed its opposition to a cease-fire in Syria brokered between Russian Federation and the USA, because it leaves Iranian positions in place. (more...)
Ohio Gov. John Kasich praises Trump's tweets on Boston protests Ohio Gov. John Kasich praises Trump's tweets on Boston protests
- August 21, 2017

Despite all that, it's worth noting the event was much more peaceful than the incidents in Charlottesville . Despite the president's tweets , today's fizzled, right-wing Free Speech Rally and the much larger counter-protests were markedly without the violence and bloodshed of last weekend's tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia. (more...)
After months of hype, Northwest braces for solar eclipse After months of hype, Northwest braces for solar eclipse
- August 21, 2017

On the east coast of Charleston, South Carolina, the last location in the continental United States over which the eclipse will pass, Runyon and her team of professors and students will launch balloons from a U.S. For children born around 2010, the prospect of seeing eight total eclipses on American soil before they were to reach 70 would be impressive. Before that, in 1970, a total solar eclipse skirted the Atlantic coastline from Florida to Virginia. (more...)