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Members Of Russian Band Pussy Riot Reportedly Detained Members Of Russian Band Pussy Riot Reportedly Detained
- August 08, 2017

Band member Maria Alyokhina tweeted that she and Olga Borisova were detained during the protest. Alyokhina tweeted that they were taken to a police station after protesting in support of filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who is serving a 20-year term for "terrorist" offences in Yakutsk, nearly 5,000 kilometres east of Moscow. (more...)
U.S. calls for legally binding code of conduct in South China Sea U.S. calls for legally binding code of conduct in South China Sea
- August 08, 2017

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said the ministers were divided over a US proposal to suspend the North from the ASEAN Regional Forum, which will hold its annual meeting on Monday. The ministers "strongly call upon" North Korea, as a member of the ASEAN Regional Forum, to help "maintain the Asia Pacific as a region of lasting peace, stability, friendship and prosperity", the ministers said in their statement. (more...)
Anthem to Bow Out of Obamacare Exchange in Nevada Next Year Anthem to Bow Out of Obamacare Exchange in Nevada Next Year
- August 08, 2017

Health insurer Anthem will no longer offer insurance plans on Nevada's state exchange. Last week, Senate Health Committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said lawmakers would begin hearings to stabilize the insurance market during the first week of September. (more...)
Doctor offers advice on solar eclipse eye safety Doctor offers advice on solar eclipse eye safety
- August 08, 2017

Wilson says the sun will be about 85 percent covered in Richmond on August 21. Ethan Siegel, an astrophysicist, states that "More than 12 million people will get to experience totality without ever leaving their homes". The guide book contains 50 pages of solar eclipse science, maps, auto games, puzzles, crosswords, word searches, mad libs, coloring pages, story starters, and more. (more...)
Procession planned for firefighter Procession planned for firefighter
- August 08, 2017

A U.S. Forest Service aircraft flew the body of Brent Witham , 29, from Missoula to a Southern California air tanker base in San Bernardino, where a large contingent of fellow firefighters saluted. It is expected to begin about 8 a.m. Once Witham arrives at the mortuary, an honor watch will stay with his body until his interment. ABC7 reports that a public memorial service is planned to honor him on Thursday at the National Orange Show Events Center (Orange Pavilion, Arrowhead entrance) ... (more...)
From President Trump's 'Not a Vacation' From President Trump's 'Not a Vacation'
- August 08, 2017

However, it looks like the Republican is taking his words back now as reports have surfaced that he is heading to his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey for a 17-day golf trip, which is nearly twice as long as the vacation that Obama took during his first year as President. (more...)
Amid US-Russia feuding, their chief diplomats hold talks
- August 08, 2017

The Russian Foreign Ministry has said that they are ready to normalise talks only if the USA gives up the confrontational line. Still, the Kremlin and the White House will try to move past the hurdles to work together on Syria and Ukraine . (more...)
The French Push Back Against Macron Giving His Wife An Official Role The French Push Back Against Macron Giving His Wife An Official Role
- August 08, 2017

The polls, published last week, showed the percentage of French citizens who said they were satisfied with Macron's policies and trusted their young leader to deal with the country's problems plunging. Parliamentary opponents of Macron have previously protested against the plan during a time of government cutbacks. Valette said any decision should be made by referendum and not presidential decree. (more...)
Arkansas inmates steal keys, take control of part of maximum security prison Arkansas inmates steal keys, take control of part of maximum security prison
- August 08, 2017

Six inmates have taken control of the keys and doors in one area of a maximum security prison in the US state of Arkansas, the state Department of Corrections said on Monday. Two correctional officers were assaulted as they attempted to handcuff the two escapees, who left their cells and stabbed another inmate after they breached his cell. (more...)
Likely Tornado Flips Cars, Downs Trees in Salisbury, Maryland Likely Tornado Flips Cars, Downs Trees in Salisbury, Maryland
- August 08, 2017

Multiple Twitter users shared images of a auto that had been flipped, which they believed to be a result of the storm. There was severe damage that could be seen along Route 13 near Salisbury University, where vehicle was overturned in a nearby shopping center. (more...)
Petition started to dismiss Youngstown State player involved in rape in HS Petition started to dismiss Youngstown State player involved in rape in HS
- August 08, 2017

There's a heated debate going on at Youngstown State University over the status of football player Ma'lik Richmond. "For many years, athletes have constantly been given additional chances because they are athletes", Davis wrote. As the voice of the students of Youngstown State University, I ask that Richmond be removed from the football team, and this privilege be revoked from someone who absolutely does not deserve it . (more...)
IL governor signs bill to commemorate 'Barack Obama Day' IL governor signs bill to commemorate 'Barack Obama Day'
- August 08, 2017

The day of honor will not get Chicagoans a day off of work or school, but it will still be there to remind them of the accomplishments made by Former President Obama. Additionally, they argued that IL is too debt-laden to afford a day of closures for banks and state-run institutions. Since 2018, the August 4th will be the day to honour Obama, not an official state holiday. (more...)
West Nile virus found in mosquitoes in Richmond, Henrico neighborhoods West Nile virus found in mosquitoes in Richmond, Henrico neighborhoods
- August 08, 2017

Therefore, the Richmond City Health District is encouraging all city residents to be mindful of public health messages about preventing mosquito bites and eliminating stagnant water around their homes where mosquitoes can breed. About 1 in 5 people who are infected develop a fever with other symptoms such as headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash. West Nile Virus typically causes mild to severe flu-like symptoms and in extreme cases can be fatal, particularly with the ... (more...)
New NFL Hall of Fame class lobbies for each position New NFL Hall of Fame class lobbies for each position
- August 08, 2017

But the Hall of Fame got some facts wrong - laughably, mind-bogglingly wrong - in the video that introduced Andersen in Canton, Ohio . He scored 2,544 points (565 field goals and 849 extra points) and is the career scoring leader for both the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons . (more...)
Cop Points Gun At Passenger For 9 Mins During Traffic Stop Cop Points Gun At Passenger For 9 Mins During Traffic Stop
- August 08, 2017

Officials with the Campbell Police Department said the driver was clocked at more than 85 miles per hour when she passed the motorcycle officer . "Why are you still pointing the gun at me?" he asks over and over. "Get the f****** gun out of my face'". Record this shit. Why are you still pointing the gun at me, bro? "My hands are right here", he said. (more...)
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has first fatality of nine-day run Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has first fatality of nine-day run
- August 08, 2017

The 10-day motorcycle rally began Friday in the black hills and state transportation officials expect upwards of 600,000bikers to attend. "We always prepare for a big year", said Tony Mangan, public safety spokesman. The bike slid off the road and down an embankment. Mr. Kincaid was pronounced dead at the scene about 17 miles southwest of Spearfish. The 44-year-old driver of the semi was not injured. (more...)
China Helps to Resolve Territorial Disputes with ASEAN Members China Helps to Resolve Territorial Disputes with ASEAN Members
- August 08, 2017

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations foreign ministers, however, were split on an American proposal to suspend Pyongyang from the ASEAN Regional Forum, a 27-nation bloc that includes North Korea and its bitter adversaries the U.S., South Korea and Japan. (more...)
Greg Schiano: Ohio State DL better than he had with Buccaneers Greg Schiano: Ohio State DL better than he had with Buccaneers
- August 08, 2017

Big Ten Network host Dave Revsine then asked Schiano if this is the most talented defensive line he has ever coached, including his time in the NFL . But just how good will this defensive line be? Schiano's effusive praise for the Buckeyes' defense might not be all that overblown. Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano is no slouch when it comes to evaluating talent, but he might have gone a little overboard in assessing the Buckeyes' defensive line in 2017. (more...)
Republicans aren't exhausted of winning under Trump - more think they're losing Republicans aren't exhausted of winning under Trump - more think they're losing
- August 08, 2017

Almost seven months into President Donald Trump's term in office, his administration is still struggling with his top campaign promise: healthcare reform . On Aug. 5, a Firehouse/Optimus survey found that Trump's support had waned among likely midterm voters in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. (more...)
Issues before ASEAN ministers meeting in Manila
- August 08, 2017

The debates among foreign ministers of the 10-member ASEAN were the latest in years of struggles to deal with competing claims to the strategically vital sea. Just over a year ago the Philippines had won a world court arbitration case against China over its claims in the South China Sea. But Wang said China will only agree to start negotiations on the sea code "if there is no more disruption from non-regional parties and when the situation in the South China Sea is generally stable". (more...)
Victim of 9/11 identified after 16 years using new DNA technology Victim of 9/11 identified after 16 years using new DNA technology
- August 08, 2017

That means 40 percent of those who died that day have yet to have any remains identified. There are 1,112 people who haven't been identified after they died the World Trade Center was hit by a plane and collapsed. How has DNA testing changed? Most of the DNA profiles generated belong to previously identified victims. During that time, DNA technology has advanced alongside the multi-million dollar effort to try and connect 21,900 found pieces of remains to the lives they represent. (more...)
Widespread flooding hits New Orleans Saturday afternoon Widespread flooding hits New Orleans Saturday afternoon
- August 07, 2017

City council members questioned the efficiency of the pumping operations, and will hold an open meeting on Tuesday to discuss the matter. Neighborhoods such as Gentilly, Lakeview, Mid-City, Treme, and the CBD were hit the hardest. The permanent pump stations located at the 17th Street Canal, London Avenue Canal, and Orleans Avenue Canal were not operational, and are reserved for use during tropical storm surges. (more...)
Man to appear in court over fatal stabbing in Co Clare Man to appear in court over fatal stabbing in Co Clare
- August 07, 2017

The arrests come after a 25-year-old man died as a result of his injuries he sustained in the incident which occurred in the Marian Estate area of the town at approximately 1.15am this morning. "Anybody out there who has any information to offer us, no matter how slight they may think that information is, call us in Kilrush Garda station", he said. (more...)
A partial lunar eclipse will be visible from South Africa tonight A partial lunar eclipse will be visible from South Africa tonight
- August 07, 2017

This partial lunar eclipse has been called a prelude to the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, which will unfortunately only be visible from North America (some are calling it the "Great American Eclipse"). The Moon passes through Earth's penumbral shadow. It can happen on the Earth's northern or southern penumbral edges. Dr Mila Mitra, scientific officer, SPACE India, said, "A partial lunar eclipse takes place when the earth moves in between the moon and the sun, but the ... (more...)
Met Office issues yellow rain warning for London and the South East
- August 07, 2017

The rainfall is said to be linked with a slow-moving weather system affecting southeastern parts of the UK. THE Met Office has issued a severe weather warning with two days of heavy rain scheduled in Surrey and Hampshire from Tuesday. The warning is in force from 00:05 until 23:55 on Wednesday, with the heaviest of the rain becoming confined to the extreme southeast towards the end of the day. (more...)