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Georgian soldier killed, 2 Americans wounded in latest Afghan attack Georgian soldier killed, 2 Americans wounded in latest Afghan attack
- August 04, 2017

In a separate attack near Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, the Taliban killed another five policemen in an attack on a checkpoint outside the city on Thursday, according to Zahir Gull Maqbol, an Afghan army commander. The attack was seen as a reminder of the dangers posed to the 8,400 USA service members in Afghanistan as President Donald Trump weighs sending thousands more troops to fight America's longest war. (more...)
Jets owner Woody Johnson confirmed as ambassador to United Kingdom Jets owner Woody Johnson confirmed as ambassador to United Kingdom
- August 04, 2017

Mr Johnson was a top donor to Mr Trump during the presidential campaign, and was named in November as finance chair of his inaugural committee. According to financial news site Bloomberg, Mr Johnson has a net worth of 4.2 billion dollars (£3.2 billion) and bought the Jets for 635 million dollars (£483 million) in 2000. (more...)
Did Trump call the White House a 'dump?' Did Trump call the White House a 'dump?'
- August 04, 2017

After returning to the White House after his first and only trip there in June, Trump responded to a shouted question from a reporter who wanted to know what he thought. Trump is scheduled to leave Thursday for a two-week vacation at his Bedminster club. The White House has remained tight-lipped about the president's August plans. (more...)
Bipartisan effort needed to fix health care
- August 04, 2017

The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is the latest step in a case that began when Republicans in the House, during the Obama administration, argued Congress hadn't legally appropriated the money for these subsidies. (more...)
Ángel Nieto has died Ángel Nieto has died
- August 04, 2017

Former motorbike world champion Angel Nieto has died after sustaining a head injury in a quadbike accident last week. It is understood that hospital staff began to bring Nieto out of an induced coma on Thursday and that there had been no sign that complications would arise. (more...)
Syrians evacuate Lebanese border camps for rebel-held territory Syrians evacuate Lebanese border camps for rebel-held territory
- August 04, 2017

The five fighters had reportedly been captured by the former al-Qaeda affiliate during clashes in Aleppo province. "Hizbollah carried out the operation and it achieved something and what's important is the result". A Syrian journalist based in Idlib said local humanitarian organisations were preparing homes for the new arrivals, but that Mr Ratney's statement had created a fear of increased attacks from the air. (more...)
Senate To Hold Bipartisan Hearings To Stabilize Insurance Markets Senate To Hold Bipartisan Hearings To Stabilize Insurance Markets
- August 04, 2017

Eight in 10 hospitals say they are continuing to pursue a population health management (PHM) strategy despite uncertainty over the future of the Affordable Care Act , a new Health Catalyst survey shows. "Your insurance is not going away, you still will be able to enroll come November 1". Often, Medicaid is the only resource that makes it possible for individuals with disabilities to have insurance and contribute to their societies. (more...)
Danish Queen's Husband Refuses to Be Buried With Her Danish Queen's Husband Refuses to Be Buried With Her
- August 04, 2017

In Denmark, princesses have traditionally been named Queen when their husbands take the throne. The spokesperson said the Queen acknowledged her husband's decision and "agrees with it". Henrik, 83, is originally from France, and is reported to be spending most of his time at a vineyard there since he officially retired previous year. (more...)
Biker group escorts bullied sixth grader to school Biker group escorts bullied sixth grader to school
- August 04, 2017

His mother, Tammy, was anxious and mentioned that her son once even contemplated suicide. WANE Channel 15 reported that Phil Mick rode on the back of a motorcycle to classes flanked by 49 other motorcyclists who were there as a show of force against bullies who have persistently targeted Mick in school. (more...)
Trump Is Trying To Impress His New Chief Of Staff
- August 04, 2017

Scaramucci's 10 days in the White House felt like 10 of those days from the Bible where each day is enough time for the earth to be formed and life to evolve out of nothingness. Kelly has already sought to distance the administration from relying on Fox News for communications help. In a television interview, Putin indicated the cutback was retaliation for new sanctions in a bill passed by Congress and sent to Trump. (more...)
Man viciously mauled by BEAR after teasing it with dangling food Man viciously mauled by BEAR after teasing it with dangling food
- August 04, 2017

A man was almost killed after being attacked by a bear in its enclosure. Hearing about how the temple welcomes animal feeding, Naiphum went to the temple and allegedly held a bowl of food above the bear using a rope. After failed attempts to rescue him, one of the group ran into the enclosure and battered the bear in its cage with a pole while friends rescued Naiphum. (more...)
ADL Applauds Senate Foreign Relations Committee for Adopting the Taylor Force Act ADL Applauds Senate Foreign Relations Committee for Adopting the Taylor Force Act
- August 04, 2017

The bill is named after a Vanderbilt University graduate student who was killed in a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv past year. The measure was sponsored by Senators Lindsey Graham of SC and committee chairman Bob Corker of Tennessee. "I can not look the Taylor Force family in the eye and say that giving the PA money is an investment for peace, or for the American taxpayer", Graham said. (more...)
Justice Dept threatens anti-crime aid to 4 sanctuary cities Justice Dept threatens anti-crime aid to 4 sanctuary cities
- August 04, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions took new steps today to punish cities he believes are not cooperating with federal immigration agents in a move that was met with bewilderment by local officials who said they did not know why they were being singled out. (more...)
Over 100 bridges may collapse: Nitin Gadkari Over 100 bridges may collapse: Nitin Gadkari
- August 04, 2017

Across the country, there are over 100 bridges that can collapse any moment and are in immediate need of fix. He said this while answering a question during the "Quiet Hours" in the Lok Sabha. Expressing concern over the condition of these bridges, the minister referred to last year's tragic incident in the Konkan region where two state-run buses and some private vehicles were swept away after a British-era bridge over the Savitri river collapsed. (more...)
HBO Downplays Threat From Hack HBO Downplays Threat From Hack
- August 04, 2017

On Wednesday, HBO president and CEO Richard Plepler told employees of the network that the hackers likely didn't break into its email system. The company, IP Echelon , is in the process of removing search results for the hacked files, and the revelation came as part of a take-down notice sent to Google ordering it to remove links to the leaked files. (more...)
Granite State Gov: 'The President Is Wrong' About New Hampshire Granite State Gov: 'The President Is Wrong' About New Hampshire
- August 04, 2017

Trump, who is no stranger to wild claims, added in his comments to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto - which Americans learned of thanks to a transcript of a telephone conversation leaked to the Washington Post - that New Hampshire's alleged drug-addled state is why he won. (more...)
China helps United States search for missing sailor in S. China Sea China helps United States search for missing sailor in S. China Sea
- August 04, 2017

According to The Associated Press, the Chinese Defense Ministry said it was supporting the search for Stethem's missing sailor in a "spirit of humanitarianism". "Since this is an ongoing search, this number will only continue to increase", he said. "I offer my deepest condolences to the Sailor's family, friends, and the Stethem Steelworkers". (more...)
Gove admits European Union trawlers will continue to fish off United Kingdom after Brexit Gove admits European Union trawlers will continue to fish off United Kingdom after Brexit
- August 04, 2017

A Defra spokesman said: "Leaving the European Union means we will take back control of our territorial waters". But there are fears that the policy may make little real difference and that the Government will immediately allow foreign boats to catch fish in our waters even after Brexit . (more...)
Tillerson weighs Latin America expert for top State Department post Tillerson weighs Latin America expert for top State Department post
- August 04, 2017

That $60 million from the Defense Department could expire by September 30 if he doesn't request a transfer. Russian media outlets broadcasting in Europe and the United States have been facing a barrage of accusations by Western officials about allegedly spreading fake news and attempting to influence public life, however, presenting no proof. (more...)
Vice Presidential poll: Venkaiah vs Gandhi tomorrow Vice Presidential poll: Venkaiah vs Gandhi tomorrow
- August 04, 2017

A least 21 votes were declared invalid during the President's election, prompting Modi to raise the issue during the recent meeting of the BJP parliamentary party. Unlike Presidential polls, the election to appoint Vice-President is conducted through a secret ballot where only members of both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha get to cast their votes. (more...)
Shilpa Chakrapani Reddy explains his exit from TDP Shilpa Chakrapani Reddy explains his exit from TDP
- August 04, 2017

In a major setback to TDP ahead of the Nandyal by-election, Chakrapani Reddy announced resignation to his MLC post and the ruling party. Speaking to media persons afterwards, Chakrapani Reddy said that he had quit the Telugu Desam Party after the humiliation faced by him despite serving the party selflessly. (more...)
Rwandans to begin formality of voting for president Rwandans to begin formality of voting for president
- August 04, 2017

Political analysts say these 44,000 are a small proportion of the millions of Rwandans living overseas. "President Paul Kagame will eventually be crowned as an undisputed king of Rwanda and will continue to rule the country in a climate of fear and lack of fundamental freedoms", she wrote in an essay published in the Washington Post . (more...)
This Wonder Woman Roller Coaster Is Going To Make History, Naturally This Wonder Woman Roller Coaster Is Going To Make History, Naturally
- August 04, 2017

This unique new design gives riders an open-air, unobstructed view as they twist and turn above the stunning 100-feet quarry walls. The popular DC Comics superhero will also ride the rails of amusement when San Antonio's Six Flags Fiesta Texas opens its Wonder Woman: Lasso of Truth roller coaster in 2018, billed as the first publicly rideable single-rail design (coasters typically run on two-rail tracks) from Rocky Mountain Construction. (more...)
Metro area under air quality alert Metro area under air quality alert
- August 04, 2017

The Air Quality Index has been high all week. People with heart or lung conditions are encouraged to follow medical advice from their health care providers. "Every couple of years, Portland gets whacked", he said, "and it looks like now is their turn". Wildfires across the state are creating hazardous and smoky conditions. (more...)
Panamá abre camino para extraditar a Roberto Borge — MÉXICO Panamá abre camino para extraditar a Roberto Borge — MÉXICO
- August 04, 2017

Este martes, el actual gobernador de Quintana Roo , Carlos Joaquín González , aseguró que la demanda de extradición contra su antecesor estuvo bien formulada por el gobierno mexicano , y confió en que la extradición de Borge Angulo se concrete cuanto antes, para que inicien los juicios que deberá enfrentar. (more...)