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Lagman seeks Supreme Court intervention on Congress vote to extend martial law Lagman seeks Supreme Court intervention on Congress vote to extend martial law
- July 24, 2017

She added: "I fear that the plan to extend the martial law in Mindanao will pave the way for a Philippines-wide martial law". Only 18 members of the House of Representatives and Senate voted against retaining military rule on the troubled southern island, against 261 who gave it their backing today (Saturday, July 22). (more...)
Lowest Sacramento June Unemployment Rate Since 2006 Lowest Sacramento June Unemployment Rate Since 2006
- July 24, 2017

In June, the statewide rate was 4.9 percent, 4.5 percent for the nation as a whole. The greatest job losses were in education and health services, which lost 2,600 jobs, and construction, which was down 1,000 jobs. A year ago in June, the rate was 3.9 percent. Numbers for June show the jobless rate for the Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade area was 4.8 percent. "The region's growing labor force and continued job growth is a positive sign for the region", said Phil Blair, president and CEO ... (more...)
Human trafficking: 8 found dead inside truck Human trafficking: 8 found dead inside truck
- July 24, 2017

Hood told reporters, "it was a mass casualty for us". After giving water to the person, the employee then called police. "Late last night we got a call from a Walmart employee to conduct a welfare check on a tractor trailer that was parked in the lot here". (more...)
Polish Senate Passes Controversial Bill on Judicial Reform Polish Senate Passes Controversial Bill on Judicial Reform
- July 23, 2017

It was met with boos from protesters gathered in front of the Senate building. The U.S. Department of State voiced concern on Friday. Law & Justice has been rushing through its reform, which would force into immediate retirement all Supreme Court judges with little or no debate and without consulting the judiciary. (more...)
Ole Miss Rebels: Amidst Female Escort Service Allegations, HC Hugh Freeze Resigns Ole Miss Rebels: Amidst Female Escort Service Allegations, HC Hugh Freeze Resigns
- July 23, 2017

As part of our core values in running the athletics program, we have an obligation to do the right thing, so we proactively looked into the rest of his phone records. It was Freeze's lawyer who turned over the relevant phone records to Ole Miss , which, given Nutt's own problems with public records in the past, is incredibly ironic . (more...)
J&K: Six Policemen Injured After Being Thrashed by Soldiers in Ganderbal J&K: Six Policemen Injured After Being Thrashed by Soldiers in Ganderbal
- July 23, 2017

The incident took place when private vehicles, carrying Army personnel in civil dress, were returning from the Baltal base camp of Amarnath yatra and were signalled to stop at the Sonamarg checkpost. "The army men got down from the vehicles and roughed up the policemen on duty", he added. "Measures to prevent recurrence have been taken", he said. (more...)
Trump accuses New York Times of foiling plot to kill ISIS leader Trump accuses New York Times of foiling plot to kill ISIS leader
- July 23, 2017

Trump supporters meanwhile, back the president's attempts to stick it to the so-called mainstream media who are pursuing a "witch hunt" against him. "I've seen nothing that would lead me to believe that the leader of ISIS ( Islamic State ) has been removed from the battlefield", Rasmussen said. (more...)
Trump to Help Commission Next-generation Warship in Virginia Trump to Help Commission Next-generation Warship in Virginia
- July 23, 2017

It is being named after former USA president Gerald Ford from Grand Rapids. Trump visited the $12.9 billion nuclear-powered carrier in Newport News, Virginia, to cap off the White House's " Made in America " week, a series of events created to highlight the administration's push to increase domestic manufacturing. (more...)
Sunset bill passes Texas Senate during special session Sunset bill passes Texas Senate during special session
- July 21, 2017

So when she saw Abbott was coming to town, she got a ticket to the event and waited in line to meet him after the rally with the hopes of getting a photo. The potential legislation has members of Abbott's party divided. State Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, said after passing the sunset legislation the time spent at the capitol is a waste. (more...)
China, US Applaud Comprehensive Economic Dialogue China, US Applaud Comprehensive Economic Dialogue
- July 21, 2017

Both sides will expand their areas of cooperation for service and will increase trade services, expand their mutual investment, and create a more open, transparent, convenient and equitable investment environment said the embassy. Trump initiated a "Section 232" review of the USA steel industry that allows for the imposition of tariffs or quotas on imports if they are found to threaten national security. (more...)
Turkey, Germany Step Up War of Words Turkey, Germany Step Up War of Words
- July 21, 2017

Gabriel said, from now on, his government would not be in a position to encourage German businesspeople to invest in Turkey , and would not provide investment guarantees for German companies . Since then Erdogan has likened German and other European leaders to fascists and Nazis after Turkish officials were barred from campaigning in those countries in the run-up to a referendum on switching to a presidential system in Turkey . (more...)
Israeli police shoot Al-Aqsa Mosque imam after prayer Israeli police shoot Al-Aqsa Mosque imam after prayer
- July 21, 2017

Jerusalem's top Muslim cleric has called on all of the city's mosques to be closed on Friday to protest new Israeli security measures at the Al Aqsa Mosque. Maybe Israeli metal detectors wouldn't stop Islamic prayers if these prayers didn't seem to involve shooting and stabbing non-Muslims. "Security measures continue today in Jerusalem's Old City and around the Temple Mount area", Rosenfeld said in a statement. (more...)
BC wildfires by the numbers BC wildfires by the numbers
- July 20, 2017

Although fires are still burning in the area of Cache Creek, a ranching community of 1,000 residents some 350 kilometers (219 miles) northeast of Vancouver , the threat has reduced, British Columbia chief fire information officer Kevin Skrepnek said. (more...)
Rural America's Red Wall: Democratic 2018 Midterm Plans Just Took Another Hit Rural America's Red Wall: Democratic 2018 Midterm Plans Just Took Another Hit
- July 20, 2017

The snapshot emerges just as Congress has hit a major stumbling block in its effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, with Republican leaders in the Senate falling short this week of the votes they need to advance their deeply unpopular bill. (more...)
Google introduces 'Unverified Apps' warning screen to protect users against security risks Google introduces 'Unverified Apps' warning screen to protect users against security risks
- July 20, 2017

At the top of Feed, you'll see Google's characteristic cards of news highlights, sports scores, the local weather and updates on topical events. A search for a TV Show, say, Stranger Things , presents users with the ability to follow that as a topic to see timely information about the show within the feed. (more...)
California Wildfire Threatens Historic Gold Rush Town and Yosemite National Park California Wildfire Threatens Historic Gold Rush Town and Yosemite National Park
- July 20, 2017

Heed any evacuation orders . The entire town of Mariposa was ordered to evacuate , according to officials. 'Today firefighters expect unfavorable weather conditions and aggressive fire behavior'. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation. Winds, dense brush and dead trees in the foothills are creating an abundance of fuel for the fire, making fire crews' jobs harder than ever. (more...)
Montenegro asks for global help to fight fires Montenegro asks for global help to fight fires
- July 19, 2017

In Montenegro , the interior minister said firefighters were battling to gain control over several fires threatening coastal towns. Almost 1,400 firefighters supported by water-bombing planes and helicopters have battled three major blazes in northern Portugal since Sunday. (more...)
McConnell: Senate to vote on Obamacare repeal with 2-year 'transition period' McConnell: Senate to vote on Obamacare repeal with 2-year 'transition period'
- July 19, 2017

Leaders were hopeful for a vote this week, which was put on hold for Sen. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) managed to spit out one word: "Prayer". Mark Kirk, R-Illinois, who no longer serves in Congress. Trump's claim that Democrats would partake in his strategy. The Daily Beast reported that a former senior Trump aide claims the president "would privately appear to confuse Medicaid and Medicare, and the functions and purposes of each" throughout the 2016 campaign. (more...)
Northern Nevada smoke coming from fire in California Northern Nevada smoke coming from fire in California
- July 19, 2017

As of Tuesday morning, the fire has grown to 15,500 acres and is 5 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. The Detwiler Fire began shortly before 4 p.m. Aided by a fleet of water-dropping helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, fire crews were working Monday to protect the Cold Springs Tavern, a historic restaurant nestled along Highway 154. (more...)
Former Hastert Friend Hopes Saga Almost Over Former Hastert Friend Hopes Saga Almost Over
- July 19, 2017

Online records indicate Hastert is now under the supervision of a residential re-entry management office in Chicago. According to standard federal sentencing guidelines, he had to serve 85 percent of his 15-month sentence, followed by two years' supervised release and sex-offender treatment. (more...)
Grandparents Eligible For Visas Under Expanded Instructions On Travel Ban Grandparents Eligible For Visas Under Expanded Instructions On Travel Ban
- July 19, 2017

The variety of Supreme Court actions that the Trump Administration has sought are either outside of normal procedures or are unnecessary, the new filing contended. Andrew R. Arthur, a former immigration judge and now resident fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, said under Judge Watson's vision, it would be hard not to qualify for an exemption because of the ease of finding a family tie that would be approved. (more...)
Mexico industry eyes NAFTA changes to find common ground with Trump Mexico industry eyes NAFTA changes to find common ground with Trump
- July 19, 2017

The USTR summary promises to include labor provisions in "the core of the Agreement rather than in a side agreement", according to the document. Trade is a centerpiece of President Donald Trump's economic agenda, and the renegotiation of NAFTA has been a pillar of his promise to revive USA manufacturing. (more...)
Transferring DIG Prisons D Roopa a decision taken in Public interest: Siddaramaiah Transferring DIG Prisons D Roopa a decision taken in Public interest: Siddaramaiah
- July 18, 2017

She has now been shifted to the traffic department as the commissioner for Road Safety and Traffic, reported news agency ANI. Roopa, in a report to Director General (Prisons), had said there are speculations that Sasikala paid bribe to prison officials to get special facilities for herself with rumours also of the DG being a beneficiary himself. (more...)
Macron Holds Out Hope That Trump Could Reverse Decision On Paris Deal
- July 18, 2017

He said, "I think Donald Trump left with a better image of France than when he arrived". It follows emails released by Mr Trump Jr in which he appeared to accept information from Russian Federation that could have damaged rival Hillary Clinton's campaign. (more...)
Chris Froome does not deserve to be booed, says Romain Bardet
- July 18, 2017

Froome can also rely on the support of the strongest team in the field - a fact which often frustrates his rivals. He lost touch with the leaders in the sharp ascent of the Cote de Saint Pierre and crossed the line 25 seconds behind stage victor Michael Matthews. (more...)
Veteran actor Martin Landau dead at 89 Veteran actor Martin Landau dead at 89
- July 18, 2017

The veteran actor rose to prominence after playing a homosexual henchman in Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 film "North by Northwest ". Landau played Commander John Koenig on the 1970s science-fiction series "Space: 1999 " opposite his "Mission: Impossible " co-star and ex-wife Barbara Bain . (more...)
Pakistan launches military operation against militants in tribal area Pakistan launches military operation against militants in tribal area
- July 17, 2017

Asif Ghafoor told that there is no organized infrastructure of Daish in Pakistan, and Pakistan Army will not allow to establish them either. Referring to the recent visit of US Senators representing Defence Committee, he said that they were taken to the areas where the state had regained her writ by eliminating terror and they had expressed appreciations of the role of Pakistan's military. (more...)
Baby Named Justin Trudeau Meets Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Baby Named Justin Trudeau Meets Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
- July 17, 2017

Initially, the Prime Minister's Office had announced Trudeau was too busy and would not be able to fit the Stampede, which wraps up Sunday, into his schedule. Ms Hammoud told CBC , in Syria, boys are usually named after their fathers or grandfathers. Mr Trudeau has always been known for his welcoming immigration policies. (more...)
Donald Trump's approval rating falls to 36 percent in new poll Donald Trump's approval rating falls to 36 percent in new poll
- July 17, 2017

This weekend ABC and Washington Post were pushing as a news story that their poll of around 1,000 people that showed Trump's approval rating dropping to 36%. Just 41 per cent of that group, however - almost all of them Democrats - say the Trump campaign intentionally helped Russian Federation interfere. (more...)
Investigators release sketch of suspect in murder of in girls Investigators release sketch of suspect in murder of in girls
- July 17, 2017

Liberty "Libby" German, 14, and Abigail "Abby" Williams, 13, vanished on February 13 while hiking a trail near their hometown of Delphi, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) northwest of Indianapolis. "We've got the information out there, the pictures out there, now we've got this composite that we feel it is the same person and we just want to make sure that people realize this picture is this person", Riley said. (more...)
Moscow's patience running out in diplomatic row with US Moscow's patience running out in diplomatic row with US
- July 16, 2017

Embassy in Moscow, which she said far exceeds the number of Russians in Washington . Ms. Zakharova said Russian Federation hoped to hear "concrete proposals" on how to untangle the situation at a meeting on Monday between Sergei A. "We expect that now, after the summit in Hamburg on July 7, the USA side will show a more constructive approach", Zakharova surmised. Trump's positive comments about Russian leader Putin both before and after he assumed office as President of the United States ... (more...)
Allowed in by Trump, Afghan girls robotics team lands in DC Allowed in by Trump, Afghan girls robotics team lands in DC
- July 16, 2017

The all-girls national robotics team who were earlier denied visas to attend an worldwide robotics competition in Washington were given a warm welcome at Dulles global Airport by Afghans and Americans after landing in the United States early Saturday. (more...)
More Than 400 Charged For The Largest Fraud In History Of US More Than 400 Charged For The Largest Fraud In History Of US
- July 15, 2017

The charges aggressively target schemes billing Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE for medically unnecessary prescription drugs and compounded medications that frequently were never even purchased and/or distributed to beneficiaries. The Justice Department fined drug manufacturer Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals $35m for supplying and not reporting suspiciously massive orders of its highly addictive oxycodone in the 2000s. (more...)
Republican Operative Takes Own Life In Rochester Republican Operative Takes Own Life In Rochester
- July 15, 2017

Working independently of the Trump campaign and starting in May 2016, Smith told the Wall Street Journal that he and his team worked to acquire tens of thousands of Hillary Clinton's emails that had been deleted by the former Secretary of State because they described "personal" matters. (more...)
Trump likely to say Iran complying with nuclear deal Trump likely to say Iran complying with nuclear deal
- July 15, 2017

A group of four leading Senate Iran hawks wrote a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ahead of the certification deadline, urging him to make a change in policy, arguing that "U.S. Iran denies seeking nuclear arms. "The global accord successfully blocked Iran's paths to a nuclear weapon and has greatly strengthened the security of the United States and our allies", the letter stated. (more...)
Turkey issues detention orders for 34 former state TV personnel Turkey issues detention orders for 34 former state TV personnel
- July 15, 2017

Gulen denies the allegation. "We are loyal to our word", he told the BBC . None of that mattered during the three-and-a-half months she was in jail. Anti-terror police seized Avci at his Istanbul home and also seized another man identified as a fugitive sought for being a user of ByLock, an encrypted messaging app Ankara says was used by Gulen's followers, the agency added. (more...)
Rory McIlroy will 'bounce back', says Rickie Fowler Rory McIlroy will 'bounce back', says Rickie Fowler
- July 15, 2017

The 2013 Masters champion hasn't played since missing the cut at the U.S. Open three weeks ago and will be looking to sharpen his links game with four rounds under tournament conditions ahead of Royal Birkdale . Eight of the world's top 23 have chosen to play competitive golf at the Scottish Open rather than practice in the week leading up to Royal Birkdale. (more...)
Boris Nemtsov: Killers of Putin Critic Sentenced; Gunman Gets 20 Boris Nemtsov: Killers of Putin Critic Sentenced; Gunman Gets 20
- July 14, 2017

Prosecutors had initially asked for longer sentences for all of the defendants, including a life sentence for Dadayev. BOGOTA • Lawmakers in Honduras voted unanimously to ban child marriage, making it illegal in the Central American nation for children under the age of 18 to get married under any circumstances. (more...)
Indians die in Saudi Arabia fire, officials rush to Najran Indians die in Saudi Arabia fire, officials rush to Najran
- July 14, 2017

Najran Governor Prince Jluwi bin Abdelaziz ordered the formation of a committee to investigate the fire incident. The victims all hailed from Bangladesh and India, it added. "Firefighters put out the blaze in an old house lacking windows for ventilation". He also said that a consulate help team is stationed in Najran and he was personally in touch with all relevant authorities including the governorate in Najran. (more...)
Is Kid Rock running for US Senate? Tweet hints at it Is Kid Rock running for US Senate? Tweet hints at it
- July 14, 2017

Senate. This was also announced on Fox & Friends during their live Thursday morning show. The Democrat also tweeted she and Rock share a love of music, adding "I concede he's better at playing the guitar and I'll keep doing what I do best: fighting for MI". (more...)