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China Urges All Parties Not To Heighten Tensions On Korean Peninsula
- August 04, 2017

This year, Duterte is chairman of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and on Monday his foreign minister will host the ASEAN Regional Forum, which brings together 27 countries that include Australia, China, India, Japan, Russia, North and South Korea and the United States . (more...)
Majority of Harvard's incoming freshman non-white Majority of Harvard's incoming freshman non-white
- August 04, 2017

The milestone figures come just days after Harvard was drawn into a row over affirmative action between the U.S. justice department and the New York Times . Rowers paddle along the Charles River past the Harvard College campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on March 7, 2017. The University of Massachusetts Amherst made great efforts to attract from high schools in cities such as Springfield and Boston, James Roche, the school's associate provost of enrollment management, told the Boston ... (more...)
US Refugee Swap Could Be A Dud, Leaked Trump Call Confirms
- August 04, 2017

Mr Turnbull explained Australia's policy was to stop people smugglers and said even a Nobel Prize victor would not be allowed into the country if they arrived by boat. " I hate taking these people ", Trump said of refugees. Mr Trump returned: "This is going to kill me ". And now I am agreeing to take 2,000 people. (more...)
Sharad rules out floating new party or touring Bihar Sharad rules out floating new party or touring Bihar
- August 04, 2017

Sharad Yadav on Thursday denied claims made by RJD chief Lalu Prasad that he would be touring Bihar from August 8 and campaign against JD (U) joining hands with the BJP , and also ruled out the possibility of floating a new party. Yadav had emphatically said that he would continue to be part of the coalition of secular parties and had met Congress leader Gulam Nabi Azad and CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury, he told PTI over phone from Madhepura. (more...)
2 tons of seized ivory crushed to protest illegal trade 2 tons of seized ivory crushed to protest illegal trade
- August 04, 2017

United States federal officials, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and New York Republican Congressman Dan Donovan were among the hundreds of supporters who attended the event. The WWF estimates that in the early 20th century, there may have been as many as three to five million African elephants, but says there are now around 415,000. (more...)
Senate Republicans quietly wave the white flag on Obamacare repeal
- August 04, 2017

President Trump , whose grasp of policy ... who are we kidding, he doesn't grasp policy at all, has announced he will not enforce the mandate. If Congress wants to put together some sort of fix, members will have to work quickly. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., "Is he going to sabotage the individual market by not making the payments that the law actually embraces in terms of the exchanges or is he going to let everything blow up and hurt a lot of people in the process?" A court has ruled ... (more...)
Wichita weather: A storm or two possible this afternoon and evening Wichita weather: A storm or two possible this afternoon and evening
- August 04, 2017

The Las Vegas Valley could see thunderstorms as the week draws to a close, according to the National Weather Service . For Thursday, there will be a 50 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. After the severe storms and damaging winds of Wednesday, a much more traditional summer day will seem to many like a welcome reprieve, even if there are storms on the horizon. (more...)
FBI Detains the FBI Detains the "Accidental Hero" Who Stopped WannaCry Outbreak
- August 04, 2017

Hutchins was 22 when he was hailed a hero last May after he found a "kill-switch" that slowed the effects of the ransomware virus. That quick work earned him immediate celebrity, but also led some members of the media to track down his real name, though it's unclear whether that exposure helped law enforcement connect him to Kronos. (more...)
Delhi court extends ED custody of Shabir Shah Delhi court extends ED custody of Shabir Shah
- August 03, 2017

Shah said his arrest on July 25 in a money laundering case was an example of "political vendetta" of the ruling dispensation at the Centre against Kashmiri separatists accused of receiving money from Pakistan, a network of terror funding exposed by India Today. (more...)
Air Canada (TSE:AC) Receives Consensus Rating of Air Canada (TSE:AC) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages
- August 04, 2017

Canaccord Genuity raised their price objective on shares of Air Canada from C$21.00 to C$23.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday, July 7th. A map of the airport's tarmac layout shows runway 28R is between runway 28L and taxiway C. The Federal Aviation Administration is reportedly now working to ensure the radar system is able to spot planes that approach the taxiway from the air, a previous blind spot. (more...)
East Bay hills wildfire extinguished, 20 acres burned East Bay hills wildfire extinguished, 20 acres burned
- August 03, 2017

Firefighters from several agencies contained the blaze to about 20 acres, according to dispatchers from multiple agencies. Firefighters remained on scene to monitor hot spots. Andrew Frankel. It was not known immediately whether any homes or other structures burned. An inmate firefighter with Cal Fire suffered facial and head injuries after he fell 50 feet down a hillside while fighting a five-alarm wildland fire after disturbing a bee hive. (more...)
3-Alarm Blaze Rips Through Arcadia Apartment Complex 3-Alarm Blaze Rips Through Arcadia Apartment Complex
- August 03, 2017

The fire was reported shortly after 6 a.m.in the 800 block of Fairview Avenue, PIX11 sister station KTLA reports . An estimated 40 to 50 residents were displaced, she said. One firefighter suffered heat exhaustion, she said. According to CBS 2 , there were no injuries reported among the residents, and there's no word yet on a possible cause for the fire. (more...)
High temps, wildfire smoke lead to air pollution advisory High temps, wildfire smoke lead to air pollution advisory
- August 03, 2017

Winds pushed the wildfire smoke south into the northwestern U.S. Tuesday. Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted. Ministry of Environment to look after air quality. Williams Lake in the Interior - where air quality last month hit an off-the-charts 36 out of 10 - was also high risk (7) as of mid-day Wednesday, though conditions were forecast to improve in that region later in the day. (more...)
Trump nominates former Dodgers co-owner as ambassador to France Trump nominates former Dodgers co-owner as ambassador to France
- August 03, 2017

No explanation was given for the change. The White House has since withdrawn that nomination. That was the code name for a plan outlined for Jamie McCourt nine years ago when she was president of the Dodgers . During the presidential campaign, McCourt showed early support for Trump's economic policies and donated more than $400,000 to the "Trump Victory" fund, the Los Angeles Times reported. (more...)
Husband charged in death of woman found in South Jersey pool Husband charged in death of woman found in South Jersey pool
- August 03, 2017

Long, 51, has been charged with the murder of 47-year-old Michelle Long on June 17. "The main goal of the investigation was to determine who did what", Weisenfeld says. The story said the couple had filed for bankruptcy in 2009 as well. Michelle was pronounced dead at the scene. The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office has scheduled a press conference to talk about the murder of Michelle Long who was found dead in her backyard swimming pool with blunt force trauma to the head on June 21. (more...)
Spanish police break up crime ring smuggling Iranians into UK Spanish police break up crime ring smuggling Iranians into UK
- August 03, 2017

The operation was supported by London's Metropolitan Police and Europol. Separately, 44 Iranian nationals were detained at different European airports carrying forged passports. The network is said to have charged migrants as much as €25,000 each in exchange fake travel documents, transport and accommodation. It was discovered that the flight tickets had been purchased through a travel agency based in Málaga, with further investigation uncovering the migrant smuggling network. (more...)
Trump blames Congress for poor Russian Federation relations
- August 03, 2017

And Trump sends out a written statement accusing Congress of overstepping its constitutional bounds, holding back his ability to negotiate with foreign countries and preventing him from striking deals. He says the legislation will lead to "further degradation" of relations. By contrast, referring to Iran and North Korea, he spoke of a "clear message" that "the American people will not tolerate their risky and destabilizing behavior". (more...)
West Virginia governor to announce he's switching parties
- August 03, 2017

Hundreds lined up in front of the arena awaiting President Trump's big speech. "We're going to have a great big announcement, which will be very exciting, I think, for the media and everyone else". That is apparently to come at an event in West Virginia. "I want to extend my honest apologies to those in our Scouting family who were offended by the political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree", Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh said in a letter, according to Politico . (more...)
Perry Floated To Replace Kelly As Homeland Security Secretary
- August 03, 2017

President Donald Trump during the Unleashing American Energy event at the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, June 29, 2017. One month later, Perry told "Fox & Friends" Trump would secure the border by building a wall. Perry, the U.S. Energy secretary, is among a handful of candidates being considered, according to Bloomberg . (more...)
Trump Reaffirms Commitment to Use Social Media Trump Reaffirms Commitment to Use Social Media
- August 03, 2017

But while Trump may be inflating his reach on social media, he's also misrepresenting who would like him to stop using the platform. Rather, they frequently quote his Twitter comments and view them as a window into his thinking at any given moment, from the early morning hours to late at night. (more...)
IT raids DK Shivakumar IT raids DK Shivakumar
- August 03, 2017

The raids took place at minister's residence in Kanakapura, Sadashivanagar and at rooms of Congress Party MLAs in the resort. In the face of recent defections in Gujarat ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections, the Congress has approached the Supreme Court in an attempt to stop the use of the "none of the above" (NOTA) option in next week's polls. (more...)
Why Windstream Holdings, Inc. Stock Tumbled Today Why Windstream Holdings, Inc. Stock Tumbled Today
- August 03, 2017

Windstream completed its purchase of EarthLink Holdings Corp. of Atlanta in February. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an "equal weight" rating and set a $5.00 price target (down from $9.00) on shares of Windstream Holdings in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. (more...)
This year's most powerful storm so far looks huge from space This year's most powerful storm so far looks huge from space
- August 03, 2017

Astronaut Jack Fischer and Cosmonaut Sergey Ryazansky posted eerie images of Noru from their vantage aboard the ISS as the typhoon gained momentum over the Pacific Ocean. Typhoon Noru on Tuesday was packing maximum sustained winds of 204 kilometers (127 miles) per hour with gusts of up to 250 kilometers (155 miles) per hour, according to the USA military's Joint Typhoon Warning Center. (more...)
Netanyahu suspected of bribery and fraud, Israeli Police tells court Netanyahu suspected of bribery and fraud, Israeli Police tells court
- August 03, 2017

Israel's major newspapers reported that justice officials were nearing a deal with Harow, in which he would give evidence against his former boss in exchange for immunity from prosecution for his own acts. The proposed deal, which is not believed to have been finalized, would have seen Netanyahu receive positive coverage in return for him helping scale down the operations and influence of the free daily Israel Hayom, Yedioth's main competitor, which is owned by casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, a ... (more...)
A Banarasi 'paan' named after Shah Rukh Khan! A Banarasi 'paan' named after Shah Rukh Khan!
- August 03, 2017

A Deadline report noted, "The streaming service will become home to Khan's future films where they will premiere immediately following theatrical release, and two months ahead of satellite and TV broadcast. The statement read, "First and foremost, Mr. Shah Rukh Khan is now not the ambassador of the said brand. Whether I agree or disagree - I don't even understand it so how can I have an opinion?" To each to his own, after all! Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan is now gearing up for the release ... (more...)