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Quincy Jones Wins $9.4 Million From Michael Jackson's Estate Quincy Jones Wins $9.4 Million From Michael Jackson's Estate
- July 28, 2017

Jones' lawsuit charged that MJJ Productions , the record label Jackson founded that is now administered by Jackson's estate, and Sony Music began to capitalize on Jackson's work after his death, reissuing music that was remixed or edited without Jones' approval. (more...)
Politics Of Health Care Are On Full Display Politics Of Health Care Are On Full Display
- July 28, 2017

After 20 hours of debate, the Senate will then proceed to the so-call vote-a-rama, a process under which almost unlimited amendments can be offered by both Democrats and Republicans . Bob Casey , Gov. Tom Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro - reiterated their opposition to the Republican-drafted health care proposals. So what's the goal here? "The health care reform proposals now under consideration would harm millions of struggling Americans by leaving too many at risk of losing ... (more...)
International LGBT Unit Forms To Fight ISIS In Northern Syria
- July 27, 2017

The Pride flag was made by the group in Rojava, an autonomous region in northern Syria . It said these groups have "murdered countless of our community members" because "they are ill, sick and unnatural". And the group ended its message with a battle cry, writing: "QUEER LIBERATION! These faggots kill fascists!" The terror group has released several photos and videos on its social media channels purporting to show blindfolded gay men being thrown from atop high buildings. (more...)
Netanyahu vows to 'remove Al Jazeera from Israel'
- July 27, 2017

Al Jazeera "denounces such arbitrary accusations and hostile statements", a press release from the network said. There was no immediate reaction from al-Jazeera to Netanyahu's post, which came a day after a survey found 77% of Israelis said he had capitulated with his decision to remove metal detectors that had been set up at entrances to the Temple Mount in the wake of the shooting attack almost two weeks ago. (more...)
Trump To Study Tougher Russia Sanctions Bill - White House Trump To Study Tougher Russia Sanctions Bill - White House
- July 27, 2017

Russian officials and lawmakers are sharply criticizing US legislation that would impose new sanctions on Moscow and make it harder for President Donald Trump to ease or lift punitive measures. But Corker said that announcement "seemed somewhat premature". The bill , if it becomes law, would force Mr Trump to get approval from Congress before making any significant changes to the Russian Federation sanctions . (more...)
Laughter, smiles as Buhari welcomes seven governors Laughter, smiles as Buhari welcomes seven governors
- July 27, 2017

As of the time this report was filed, the details of the conversation with the governors had not been made public. Buhari is seen below exchanging pleasantries with Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari , Udom Emmanuel , Akwa Ibom, Dave Umahi , Ebonyi, Kashim Shettima , Borno, Abiola Ajimobi , Oyo, Samuel Ortom , Benue and Umar Ganduje of Kano state. (more...)
Palestine envoy to UN: Al-Aqsa crisis at tipping point Palestine envoy to UN: Al-Aqsa crisis at tipping point
- July 27, 2017

The prime minister's spokesman, David Keys, said there was no connection between the decision to remove the metal detectors and Jordan allowing the Israeli embassy security guard who killed two Jordanians to return to Israel. Israeli officials have signalled they may be open to changing the measures at the holy site. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said on Tuesday he will maintain a freeze on coordination with Israel, despite the removal of controversial metal detectors at a highly ... (more...)
Everson Griffen, Vikings Reportedly Finalizing 4-Year Contract Extension Everson Griffen, Vikings Reportedly Finalizing 4-Year Contract Extension
- July 27, 2017

Griffen has scored three career touchdowns - a 29-yard interception return, a 43-yard blocked punt return and a 20-yard fumble return. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes is expected soon to sign a lucrative extension. "I appreciate the coaching staff, the ownership, the organization", Griffen said. Over the past two years, the Pro Bowl defensive end has picked up 18.5 sacks. (more...)
Rescue efforts end in Nigeria building collapse Rescue efforts end in Nigeria building collapse
- July 27, 2017

As at Tuesday evening, two dead bodies were evacuated from the building while 14 others were rescued alive. Among the dead victims also, included, 11 year old boy whose body was recovered at about midnight. "The required six-foot in-between building was not observed in the area". Authorities said at least 15 people had been rescued from the rubble of the building that collapsed on Tuesday afternoon. (more...)
CPS Renews Call on Rauner to Sign SB1 as Special Session Begins CPS Renews Call on Rauner to Sign SB1 as Special Session Begins
- July 27, 2017

Bruce Rauner , the head of the Chicago Public Schools once again called on the governor to sign Senate Bill 1 , saying by not doing so, he is "standing in the schoolhouse door, blocking progress". Cullerton too said a motion to reconsider - which essentially freezes movement of the bill until it is lifted - was filed "because the governor was angry about all the budget stuff". (more...)
Flood hit Assam frowns as Modi gives extra attention to Gujarat Flood hit Assam frowns as Modi gives extra attention to Gujarat
- July 27, 2017

Apart from Gujarat, some districts of adjacent Rajasthan experienced heavy rains. In recent days, emergency teams have rescued many people but have also found six bodies. Several villages in the Barmer district are submerged under the water following damaged of a part of the Narmada canal which affected the normal life in the areas. (more...)
Dancing With The Press Secretary? ABC dance competition wants Sean Spicer Dancing With The Press Secretary? ABC dance competition wants Sean Spicer
- July 27, 2017

Each is thought to be competing for Spicer, who attained notoriety as press secretary for his angry outbursts, confused messages and for once hiding "among" the bushes to avoid the media. Scaramucci, a millionaire financier, predicted Spicer would not be hurting for offers. Spicer and an ABC representative declined to comment to Page Six on the report. (more...)
Trump Jr., Manafort not to testify publicly Trump Jr., Manafort not to testify publicly
- July 27, 2017

Lynch's biography on her law firm website describes her as having experience on the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Manafort had been served a subpoena to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, but plans changed and the subpoena was retracted when he agreed to meet with committee investigators behind closed doors, Politico reported. (more...)
Arab committee formed to monitor 'Israel's violations' in Jerusalem Arab committee formed to monitor 'Israel's violations' in Jerusalem
- July 27, 2017

Young men set off firecrackers as Israeli forces watched closely. Late Monday night, the Israeli Security Cabinet said it would remove the metal detectors and security cameras and instead incorporate security measures based on advanced technologies, called "smart checks", and other measures instead of metal detectors. (more...)
Smriti Irani, Amit Shah to contest Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat Smriti Irani, Amit Shah to contest Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat
- July 27, 2017

The announcement was made after the BJP parliamentary meet on Wednesday evening. The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Shah is now a legislator in the Gujarat Assembly. As per PTI, Irani, whose term ends on August 18, is already an MP from the Gujarat. In the 182 member Gujarat assembly, BJP has 27 surplus votes and recently, 11 MLAs of Congress had cast their votes in the support of BJP's Ram Nath Kovind. (more...)
Charges filed against Obduila Sanchez in connection with fatal crash Charges filed against Obduila Sanchez in connection with fatal crash
- July 27, 2017

Obdulia Sanchez was driving home after picking up Seja to spend time with her sister when the livestream video and the auto crash occurred. "I know I'm going to jail for life, I understand that", Sanchez says in the video. Nicandro and Gloria Sanchez have said they're still "numb" and don't know how to feel. Although she too was injured in the wreck, Seja said she really is "affected" by social media, adding "that's what life is now". (more...)
Zika patient in Hidalgo County likely contracted virus in Texas, officials say Zika patient in Hidalgo County likely contracted virus in Texas, officials say
- July 27, 2017

Health officials couldn't say where he was bitten by a mosquito because he frequently travels through the Rio GrandeValley. In some cases, the Zika virus can linger in sperm for months. Though Zika causes mild or no symptoms in most people, in pregnant women it has been linked to several birth defects, including microcephaly, a condition in which a baby is born with a small head, or the head stops growing after birth. (more...)
Everyone's making fun of Trump's letter from a boy called 'Pickle' Everyone's making fun of Trump's letter from a boy called 'Pickle'
- July 27, 2017

Yet critics of President Donald Trump , such as the left-leaning Center for American Progress, have pointed out in the past that his policies could dramatically roll back certain gains working mothers have made in recent years. Discarding trained troops who are already serving honorably and who have done nothing but be who they are is a awful waste of talent, she said. Critics were quick to note that Trump had proposed a $9bn cut to the department. (more...)
Alleged drug courier Cassie Sainsbury arrives at court in Bogota Alleged drug courier Cassie Sainsbury arrives at court in Bogota
- July 27, 2017

It also creates another problem for Sainsbury: the deal was bartered on the basis that she provide the identities of people involved in the drug ring, however she told the court she did not know who had threatened her. Ms Sainsbury told the court she "didn't want to take any package anywhere" but did so under coercion. "Because she's going to be labelled as "Cocaine Cassie". (more...)
National Investigating Agency identifies 60 stone pelters in Kashmir National Investigating Agency identifies 60 stone pelters in Kashmir
- July 27, 2017

On Monday, the NIA arrested seven separatist leaders in connection with the case, including Hurriyat leader Geelani's son-in-law Altaf Ahmed Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Shahid-ul-Islam, Mehrajuddin Kalwal, Nayeem Khan, and Farooq Ahmed Dar. (more...)
Russia: Fresh US sanctions blow to normalising ties Russia: Fresh US sanctions blow to normalising ties
- July 27, 2017

The bill was supported by 419 members of the House of Representatives. A senior Russian diplomat said Wednesday a new package of US sanctions against Russia harms chances for improving the ties between the two countries, pushing them into "uncharted territory". (more...)
Ravens sign running back Bobby Rainey Ravens sign running back Bobby Rainey
- July 27, 2017

Rainey, 29, signed with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2012 and spent the 2016 season with the New York Giants . Dixon was injured while working out with Louisiana Tech's strength and conditioning coach. In October, he was released once more, but finally saw action in Tampa Bay. "I definitely wish Kenneth Dixon a speedy recovery, but the show must go on", he said. (more...)
Rihanna Meets With French President & First Lady Rihanna Meets With French President & First Lady
- July 27, 2017

The Diamonds hitmaker sat down with the President and his wife Brigitte at the Elysee Palace in Paris , and revealed the meeting was productive. Shunning her usual controversial attire, the 29-year-old wore a grey suit with an oversized black blazer over the top. (more...)
Muslim cleric: Protest to go on despite Israeli concession Muslim cleric: Protest to go on despite Israeli concession
- July 27, 2017

Following intensive worldwide diplomacy and warnings of the potential of wider unrest, Israel removed the metal detectors in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday. The director of Al-Aqsa mosque, Omar Kiswani, said a meeting of leaders of Muslim institutions would be held later Thursday morning and "will make the appropriate decision". (more...)
US Secretary Of State Tillerson Denies Rumors He Is Leaving Job US Secretary Of State Tillerson Denies Rumors He Is Leaving Job
- July 27, 2017

We have a lot of work that is left to be done ahead of us", spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters at the daily briefing on Tuesday. "He is deeply engaged in that work", Nauert added. She later clarified that the vacation was planned in advance and was not in response to any resignation rumors. White House press secretary Sean Spicer stepped down last Friday over disagreement with President Trump's appointment of NY financier Anthony Scaramucci as his new communications director. (more...)