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Australian nurse jailed for illegal Cambodian surrogacy — BBCI Australian nurse jailed for illegal Cambodian surrogacy — BBCI
- August 03, 2017

In her defence statement in July, Davis-Charles broke down in tears in front of the court appealing for mercy from the bench, saying she had already "lost everything" during her six months in custody. Developing countries are popular for surrogacy because costs are much lower than in nations such as the United States and Australia , where surrogate services are around $150,000. (more...)
Trump's new chief takes over chaotic White House Trump's new chief takes over chaotic White House
- August 03, 2017

Comey told him not to resign, one unnamed source said. - The tenure of Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff has ended after six months. Kelly got off to a fast start Monday with his decision to force out volatile, profane Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci after less than two weeks on the job. (more...)
Rentboy.com CEO Jeffrey Hurant Sentenced To 6 Months In Prison Rentboy.com CEO Jeffrey Hurant Sentenced To 6 Months In Prison
- August 03, 2017

District Judge Margo K. Brodie, who said she wanted to send a deterrent message even though she acknowledged the business improved conditions for some sex workers. More correspondence from two New York Congressman, Jerrold Nader and Sean Patrick Maloney, suggested the feds had wasted time and money pursuing Hurant, because he hadn't hurt anyone with his business. (more...)
Visitors alarmed as Niagara Falls water turns black Visitors alarmed as Niagara Falls water turns black
- August 03, 2017

The expulsion of wastewater Saturday created a foul-smelling pool of black water that surrounded the Maid of the Mist boat dock. At first, it looked like a shadow to Pat Proctor, who spotted the expanding mass from a Rainbow Air helicopter around 4.15pm on Saturday. (more...)
Cricket Australia and players agree to terms to end standoff Cricket Australia and players agree to terms to end standoff
- August 03, 2017

That document will provide the framework for the next Memorandum of Understanding. But with the deal set to be announced, there is unlikely to be any disruption to the tour of Bangladesh starting later this month. CA wanted to scrap the existing model that had been in place for 20 years - under which players got a fixed share of annual revenue - in favour of a new agreement that allowed greater flexibility for investment in grassroots cricket. (more...)
Hezbollah evacuates 7800 al-Nusra Front militants back to Syria Hezbollah evacuates 7800 al-Nusra Front militants back to Syria
- August 03, 2017

Members of Jabhat Fatah al Sham terror group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front were granted safe passage to Syria through the mountainous Aarsal region on the Lebanese-Syrian border as part of a pact to free Hezbollah prisoners. The remaining five are expected to be released once the first convoy reaches its destination in Syria. On a more optimistic note, the AP reports that refugees hope their treatment in Lebanon will improve once the terrorists and jihadis have been shipped home. (more...)
IMG to Land $1.1 Billion Investment IMG to Land $1.1 Billion Investment
- August 03, 2017

WME-IMG, which is led by co-CEOs Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell, spent over US$4 billion to purchase the UFC last July. "We look forward to working with them to continue growing our worldwide footprint and delivering valuable new opportunities to all our clients and partners". (more...)
Possible delays at Brisbane Airport Possible delays at Brisbane Airport
- August 03, 2017

There are no changes to what can and cannot be carried on-board an aircraft. Airline passengers are experiencing long delays at Australian airports as security is beefed up following a number of terror raids over the weekend. Travellers were met with lengthy delays at airports around the country as police and airlines conducted extra security checks. Passengers at Sydney Airport have been left waiting for their flights to open after being told to arrive at the airport two or more hours early. (more...)
Spieth refreshed ahead of WGC Bridgestone Spieth refreshed ahead of WGC Bridgestone
- August 03, 2017

Tiger Woods was aged 24 years, seven months when he claimed the career slam at the 2000 British Open at St Andrews, while Spieth celebrated his 24th birthday last week. It doesn't feel like you have to mentally, it's just a little easier, so that's a huge pro". His 11 victories on the US PGA Tour include three Major championships, but not a single WGC title. (more...)
Anthony Scaramucci Denies Having an Affair With Fox News Host Kimberly Guilfoyle
- August 03, 2017

During the interview, Scaramucci went off on people leaking information from the White House and asked Lizza to disclose who had informed him about a dinner Scaramucci had with President Donald Trump and Fox News personalities. Scaramucci said he was brought into the White House as a "special goal vehicle" to disrupt the culture of leaking and counterproductive infighting. (more...)
United States border patrol officers appear to make teen consume meth, killing him United States border patrol officers appear to make teen consume meth, killing him
- August 03, 2017

He represented the teenager's family. When an agent asked what was in the bottles, Velazquez called the liquid a juice . "In order for CBP officers to prevent smuggling, ensure public safety, and do their hard job at the border properly, CBP must have the appropriate protocols in place and officers must follow them", Thompson told ABC News . (more...)
Traders Alert: Lloyds Banking Group plc (LYG) Traders Alert: Lloyds Banking Group plc (LYG)
- August 03, 2017

Mondrian Investment Partners LTD raised its position in shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC by 42.5% in the first quarter. "Ultimately, through all this investigation into the company's performance the analyst decides if their stock is a "buy", sell" or hold". (more...)
South Philly daycare owner charged with raping two children in his care South Philly daycare owner charged with raping two children in his care
- August 03, 2017

Duncan Round , 53, of Medford Lakes, New Jersey, was arrested Wednesday and charged with rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, statutory sexual assault, sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, corruption of a minor and indecent exposure. (more...)
Bomb threat at Naval Station Norfolk cleared Bomb threat at Naval Station Norfolk cleared
- August 03, 2017

Law security crews spent hours searching for a possible diver spotted near a Naval Station Norfolk pier, but later gave the all-clear. The regional dispatch center received a call about a bomb threat at the naval base. The first threat to the expeditionary base was called in at 9:19 a.m.to the USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41). A second bomb threat was called in at 9:55, targeting the Admiral Joel T. (more...)
IT raids on DK Shivakumar 'undemocratic': CM Siddaramaiah IT raids on DK Shivakumar 'undemocratic': CM Siddaramaiah
- August 03, 2017

Shivakumar in the city and a luxury room he was staying at a private resort here, an official said. It's against the grain of democratic policy to use IT raids. Just to defeat one Rajya Sabha candidate, they are doing all this, but they will not be successful, said Kharge. However, the Congress party claims that this raid has a strong political agenda behind it, at a time when Karnataka is hosting Gujarat MLAs. (more...)
Army men killed in militant attack in Kashmir Army men killed in militant attack in Kashmir
- August 03, 2017

All the injured troopers have been evacuated and airlifted to military's 92 base hospital Srinagar for treatment. Sources confirmed that an Indian Army Major and his subordinate succumbed to their injuries during the ongoing encounter in Zoipura village, Shopian. (more...)
Tillerson tells North Korea: 'We are not your enemy' Tillerson tells North Korea: 'We are not your enemy'
- August 03, 2017

The South Korean official who spoke to reporters on Wednesday said the historical significance of the bilateral alliance with the United States and the "strategic importance" of Korea plays a crucial role in joint coordination on North Korea . (more...)
Lawmakers let tobacco, driving, solar bills die Lawmakers let tobacco, driving, solar bills die
- August 03, 2017

Paul Davis, R-Sangerville, was the bill's sponsor. But lawmakers overrode the governor's vetoes of bills to raise the tobacco purchasing age to 21 next year and to increase the number of public health nurses. A majority of LePage's final vetoes were upheld on Wednesday, with largely loyal House Republicans backing him to kill bills that would have banned handheld cellphone use while driving and directed regulators to draft a long-term solar energy policy . (more...)
Chevron Corporation (CVX) Stake Raised by Destination Wealth Management
- August 03, 2017

It has underperformed by 4.41% the S&P500. Seizert Capital Partners Llc decreased its stake in Chevron Corp New Com ( CVX ) by 5.75% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc decreased Chevron (CVX) stake by 2.68% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Moreover, Natixis Asset has 0.22% invested in Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX). (more...)
Christie considered dumping his precious nachos on Cubs fan Christie considered dumping his precious nachos on Cubs fan
- August 03, 2017

Christie "turned around back towards me and got in my face for what seemed like a long time, but was probably only about 30 seconds or a minute", Joseph said. "He was already quite a bit past me, and 30 feet away". Asked if the encounter over the weekend had made him wary of going to any more baseball games, Christie defiantly vowed to continue enjoying a life of leisure instead of governing. (more...)
US To Test Unarmed Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
- August 03, 2017

Michael Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, who also gave final permission for the mission as the launch decision authority. This will be the fourth Minuteman ICBM launched from the Vandenberg base this year. The move has drawn wide condemnation in the worldwide community as the projectile may have crossed paths with commercial airliners flying through the area. (more...)
Anthony Scaramucci's not dead yet
- August 03, 2017

When I spoke to Scaramucci on Tuesday afternoon, the financier was more interested in justifying his recent past. "Mama (Mooch), I didn't mean to make outcry", Colbert continued. "The fact that you guys know about it before he does really upsets me as a human being and as a Roman Catholic". As did Stephen Bannon, another target of Scaramucci. (more...)
US successfully tests unarmed Intercontinental Ballistic Missile - Air Force US successfully tests unarmed Intercontinental Ballistic Missile - Air Force
- August 03, 2017

GMT). "While not a response to recent North Korean actions, the test demonstrates that the US' nuclear enterprise is safe, secure, effective and ready to be able to deter, detect and defend against attacks on the United States and its allies", the US Air Force statement said. (more...)
Moldova declares Russia's deputy PM persona non-grata Moldova declares Russia's deputy PM persona non-grata
- August 03, 2017

The ministry in a statement called the decision an "irresponsible step aimed at deliberately undermining Russian-Moldovan relations". The move looks set to ratchet up tensions between Russian Federation and Moldova's pro-Western government as a political tug-of-war rages inside the tiny ex-Soviet nation over its future direction. (more...)
Health risk from smoky skies off the charts in parts of BC
- August 03, 2017

The effects of the wildfire smoke can also vary depending on where you live in the region. On Wednesday afternoon, the Health Index for Langley stood at five, according to Metro Vancouver's air quality monitoring. "Air quality forecast models are predicting this trend to continue and air quality is likely to worsen throughout today". The haze blanketing the region isn't from OR wildfires. (more...)