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NBL Teams from Australian League to Play vs. National Basketball Association in Preseason Games NBL Teams from Australian League to Play vs. National Basketball Association in Preseason Games
- August 01, 2017

But the two latter fixtures may be problematic given the games will be played after United and the Bullets' opening NBL games. Following that, United will clash with the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena , and the Bullets will take on the Phoenix Suns at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Arizona. (more...)
Trump Must Announce State of Emergency Over Opioid Epidemic - White House Trump Must Announce State of Emergency Over Opioid Epidemic - White House
- August 01, 2017

Roy Cooper of North Carolina (a Democrat), Patrick Kennedy, a former congressman from Rhode Island (a Democrat), and Bertha K. Madras, a Harvard Medical School professor who specializes in addiction biology. The report noted that drug addictions take lives of more people than gun homicides and auto accidents combined. A White House commission called for a national emergency over the opioid epidemic in a report released Monday. (more...)
Ministry not on wishlist, happy to be BJP chief, says Amit Shah Ministry not on wishlist, happy to be BJP chief, says Amit Shah
- August 01, 2017

RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui.Meanwhile in Patna, rubbishing Shah's denial, RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui said that there was no doubt BJP masterminded the entire break-up in Bihar. Referring to the Congress shifting its Gujarat MLAs to Bengaluru reportedly to ward off "poaching", he said, "I could have understood if they were kept in a locked room in Gujarat itself". (more...)
Trump removes Anthony Scaramucci as communications director Trump removes Anthony Scaramucci as communications director
- August 01, 2017

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Scaramucci is no longer employed at the White House. Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned to give Mr Scaramucci a " clean slate ". Dent declared that the disputes in the White House were hindering progress on key legislative matters. The former Manhasset financier had noted repeatedly - and proudly - that as a direct report to President Donald Trump he did not answer to Priebus. (more...)
Rihanna Claps Back at Internet Body Shamers Who Claim She's Rihanna Claps Back at Internet Body Shamers Who Claim She's "Too Fat"
- August 01, 2017

Her friend responds, "You just walked in the store and in two minutes you already got four snacks!" In the old video, which was originally taken in 2015, the friend capturing the video points out her snacks and Rihanna's childhood best friend Melissa Forde responds "stop judging her!" The post caught the attention of none other than Rihanna , as the video was accompanied with a captioned that read, "Everybody who calling rob too fat @ mdollas11 telling you what to do in this video ... (more...)
Treasury Secretary Says Tax Reform Will Happen Within the Year Treasury Secretary Says Tax Reform Will Happen Within the Year
- August 01, 2017

According to Short, the White House hopes for the bulk of tax reform legislation to be drafted and written up by August, so the markup process of the bill can begin in the House after Labor Day. But Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin G. Hatch, a key tax-writer, told Reuters on Monday that Mr. Trump's 15 percent rate is "very unlikely" and that it would be "kind of miraculous" to get the rate down to even 25 percent or less. (more...)
Portland Metro Monday Weather: Excessive heat warning issued Portland Metro Monday Weather: Excessive heat warning issued
- August 01, 2017

High temperatures in the Ferndale area are now forecast to be in the high 80s and low 90s between Tuesday and Friday. The all-time high-temperature record for Portland is 107 degrees, which the city has hit three times: July 30, 1965, August 8, 1981 and then just two days later on August 10, 1981. (more...)
Trump gives his first Medal of Honor to Vietnam vet Trump gives his first Medal of Honor to Vietnam vet
- August 01, 2017

McCloughan is recognized for saving 10 soldiers over the course of three days as he daringly ran toward enemy fire and pushed through a shrapnel wound he received while trying to get to his men. He is married to Cherie McCloughan and has two sons, Jamie and Matt, one daughter, Kami, and one stepdaughter, Kara. Tune in to NBC's " Nightly News with Lester Holt " at 6:30 p.m. (more...)
Momentum Stock: AK Steel Holding Corp (AKS) Momentum Stock: AK Steel Holding Corp (AKS)
- August 01, 2017

Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in United States Steel Corporation by 21.4% in the first quarter. Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC now owns 16,016 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $115,000 after buying an additional 2,044 shares during the period. (more...)
Germany Condemns US Sanctions against Russia, Damages Europe Germany Condemns US Sanctions against Russia, Damages Europe
- August 01, 2017

Russian Federation responded to Congress's move to cement sanctions over the weekend with an announcement that it would force the US diplomatic corps in the country, scrapping more than 700 of its staff. Volker Treier, head of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce's global committee, said last week, "One is left with the sense that the United States is looking to its own economic interests". (more...)
Man In Shock Trauma After Boating Accident in Ocean City Man In Shock Trauma After Boating Accident in Ocean City
- August 01, 2017

Ocean City is one of the most popular beach resorts in the Mid Atlantic area, and draws visitors from the Washington Baltimore region and many other parts of the country. A city spokeswoman told the publication that it appears O'Connor may have fallen in a hole and that her death may have been accidental. The medical examiner's office in Ocean City will now work to determine how O'Connor died, according to a press release. (more...)
Chinese troops intruded into Indian space on July 26 in Chamoli Chinese troops intruded into Indian space on July 26 in Chamoli
- August 01, 2017

About 15-20 Chinese troops entered 1 km into Uttarakhand's Barahoti sector this month, officials said on Monday. The Chinese soldiers forced the shepherds to vacate the land even when they were Indians in their own territory, doing their everyday work of grazing their cattle. (more...)
Republican Senator Threatens to Impeach Trump if He Fires Special Counsel Republican Senator Threatens to Impeach Trump if He Fires Special Counsel
- August 01, 2017

President Donald Trump has questioned the neutrality of Mr Mueller, who was appointed to investigate Russian interference in the U.S. election. Graham noted that removing Mueller, who is overseeing a probe into potential collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign, would only be appropriate if Mueller did something wrong. (more...)
Crews: 2 approaches to restore North Carolina islands' power Crews: 2 approaches to restore North Carolina islands' power
- August 01, 2017

If people use too much power, that can trip up those generators, which is why officials are urging people to conserve as much as possible. As of Monday evening, one of the cables had been spliced back together and CHEC was working to build a new overhead transmission line that will run from the south end of Bonner Bridge to meet an existing overhead transmission line. (more...)
Raiders sign 1st round pick Gareon Conley of Ohio State Raiders sign 1st round pick Gareon Conley of Ohio State
- August 01, 2017

He had six interceptions and 15 passes defensed in 42 games at Ohio State and is being counted on to bolster a secondary that gave up an NFL-worst 61 pass plays of at least 20 yards. The NFL Network reported Conley told police he had consensual sex with the woman. Witnesses said Conley did nothing wrong. "We did our due diligence throughout this whole process and we trust our research, reports, everything we have on Mr. (more...)
President Trump reportedly crafted Junior's misleading statement about meeting with Russian lawyer President Trump reportedly crafted Junior's misleading statement about meeting with Russian lawyer
- August 01, 2017

President Donald Trump "personally dictated" his son's statement responding to the revelation that he met with a Russian lawyer in June 2016, which left out key details about why Donald Trump Jr . The president directed that Trump Jr.'s statement to the Times describe the meeting as unimportant. Trump aides, anxious about the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller , were shocked by the president's strategy. (more...)
IL school funding bill sent to governor IL school funding bill sent to governor
- August 01, 2017

The next step? Rauner says he'll use his amendatory powers to rewrite the bill, redistributing some funding from Chicago Public Schools to downstate districts, and send it back to the Democratic-controlled Senate. "If the house doesn't override, or if we don't override, then there's no bill", he says. "In fact, it seemed as if the Democrats in the room were only interested in poking holes in the process, and they had no honest interest in negotiating in good faith to come to a bipartisan ... (more...)
$0.17 EPS Expected for Enable Midstream Partners LP (ENBL) $0.17 EPS Expected for Enable Midstream Partners LP (ENBL)
- August 01, 2017

Accern also assigned news coverage about the pipeline company an impact score of 71 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. The stock of EQT Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:EQM) has "Overweight" rating given on Friday, July 14 by Morgan Stanley. JP Morgan has "Overweight" rating and $30 target. (more...)
Amid Carbon Monoxide concerns Austin Police begins process of downsizing its fleet Amid Carbon Monoxide concerns Austin Police begins process of downsizing its fleet
- August 01, 2017

Rising Sun Police Chief Francis "Chip" Peterson is also aware of the recall but said he has received no paperwork on the two Explorers in his department. Investigators will evaluate the cause, frequency and safety consequences of the cracks, and whether Explorers used by civilians are experiencing cracked manifolds, the agency said. (more...)
Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Is Convicted of Criminal Contempt Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Is Convicted of Criminal Contempt
- August 01, 2017

It's a word you never thought would be associated with former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, at least not in the sense that the former sheriff himself would be convicted of a crime. "What was a lark to him in going after undocumented immigrants was awful, not only for the people he hurt but also for his own agency and his career", Wang said. (more...)
Hammond insists United Kingdom will not be a tax haven post-Brexit Hammond insists United Kingdom will not be a tax haven post-Brexit
- August 01, 2017

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox insisted on Sunday that ministers had not agreed a deal on immigration after withdrawal from the EU. In remarks that are likely to be seen as directed at the Chancellor, Fox said: "I am very happy to discuss whatever transitional arrangements and whatever implementation agreement we might want, but that has to be an agreement by the Cabinet". (more...)
Starbucks to close down all Teavana locations, impacting 3300 jobs Starbucks to close down all Teavana locations, impacting 3300 jobs
- August 01, 2017

In the US, sales rose 5 percent at established locations. The former joint-venture partners have had a " strong friendship " with Starbucks for nearly 20 years, since they opened a first store in Taipei before extending the business to east China, said Alex Lo, chairman of Uni-President Enterprises, the biggest food and beverage manufacturer in Taiwan. (more...)
Trump removes Scaramucci as communications director Trump removes Scaramucci as communications director
- August 01, 2017

Kelly is expected to bring a more disciplined approach to running Trump's White House . Fiery White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci , appointed just 10 days ago by President Donald Trump , is out of a job, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing three unidentified people close to the decision. (more...)
Thousands to be evacuated from Lebanon-Syria border Thousands to be evacuated from Lebanon-Syria border
- July 31, 2017

The first step of the ceasefire, brokered by Lebanon's internal security agency, unfolded on Sunday as the two sides exchanged the bodies of dead fighters. Over the past year, Syrian government forces backed by Hezbollah have tried to get the rebels out of the hilly region along the Syria-Lebanon border, and these new pushes seem to be the end of that effort, pushing the rebels further away from the capital of Damascus, and ensuring government control over the region. (more...)
Women's Basketball Big Ten Opponents Released Women's Basketball Big Ten Opponents Released
- July 31, 2017

Dates and times of these games will be announced at a later date. Times and dates for these match-ups are to be determined. As part of the Big Ten's schedule rotation, five teams (Illinois, Minnesota, Penn State, Rutgers and Wisconsin ) will serve as NU's double-play opponents this season. (more...)