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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cooler temperatures overnight with another lovely day on Monday! FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cooler temperatures overnight with another lovely day on Monday!
- August 01, 2017

Wind: S 10 miles per hour. Locally, in the Seminole community, a 50-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms are possible for Monday , increasing to a 70-percent chance on Tuesday . Tuesday , mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Wednesday night - A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m. (more...)
Ex-Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio guilty of contempt in immigration stops Ex-Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio guilty of contempt in immigration stops
- August 01, 2017

The 85-year-old will be sentenced in October. After a federal judge issued an order demanding certain practices, Arpaio was charged with contempt for continuing to try to enforce the law as he saw fit. More than a dozen quotes were outlined in a ruling handed down from U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton, citing his "flagrant disregard" of a court order that barred him from rounding up undocumented immigrants. (more...)
Judges uphold Israeli soldier's manslaughter conviction Judges uphold Israeli soldier's manslaughter conviction
- July 31, 2017

The judges rejected the defense's arguments and new information in its request to overturn the conviction, saying in the ruling that Azaria's "manner was more suitable for a shooting range than the scene of a terror attack". In March 2016, Azaria, a combat medic stationed in Hebron , shot a neutralized terrorist in the head as he lay wounded on the ground after committing a stabbing attack against the soldier's colleagues. (more...)
Saudi Foreign Minister Slams Qatar for Same Plan Riyadh Suggests for Jerusalem
- July 31, 2017

Doha has denied the accusations. The four Arab countries added 18 more groups and individuals they say are linked to Qatar to their "terrorist" lists last week. Saudia Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt expressed their readiness for dialogue with Qatar with the condition that it declares its genuine and practical willingness to stop supporting and funding terrorism and extremism. (more...)
The Boy Scouts are really, really sorry about that Trump speech The Boy Scouts are really, really sorry about that Trump speech
- July 31, 2017

He spoke to them as if they were the Hitler youth, trying to stir them into a frenzy of hate for Trump's imagined enemies. "That was never our intent". "I won't go any more than that, because you're Boy Scouts , so I'm not going to tell you what he did". According to Starnes, the apology "brought shame and disgrace" upon the Boy Scouts . (more...)
Trump's health care timeline is off Trump's health care timeline is off
- July 31, 2017

When the parliamentary maneuvering culminated in a roll call vote early Friday, Senate Republicans found themselves in the odd position of having to vote for legislation they had not read until a few hours before and that they hoped would not become law. (more...)
Xi wants elite military Xi wants elite military
- July 31, 2017

It was the first time a parade has been held to mark the occasion. After the Communist Party, the PLA is the second most powerful institution in China. Several H-6K bombers, the long-range aircraft recently involved in exercises near Japan and the South China Sea, flew overhead. He also urged the military forces to enhance their combat readiness and forge an elite force that is able to win wars whenever it is needed, reports the Global Times. (more...)
Ozamiz City mayor, 11 others killed Ozamiz City mayor, 11 others killed
- July 31, 2017

Now Parojinog and his wife are dead, and Echaves is under arrest. Reynaldo Parojinog, mayor of the city of Ozamiz in the southern Philippines, died in a firefight at his home after his security personnel shot at drug enforcement officers, who had come to arrest him and three members of his family, according to the Philippine National Police. (more...)
Newspaper: Sri Lanka in $1.12bn port deal with China Newspaper: Sri Lanka in $1.12bn port deal with China
- July 31, 2017

Located near the main shipping route from Asia to Europe and likely to play a key role in China's "Belt and Road" initiative, the Hambantota port has been mired in controversy since the Chinese firm signed an agreement to take an 80% stake in the port built for $1.5 billion. (more...)
Pakistan SC disqualifies Nawaz Sharif for life Pakistan SC disqualifies Nawaz Sharif for life
- July 30, 2017

Meanwhile the Election Commission of Pakistan has de-notified Nawaz Sharif as member of the National Assembly, a statement said. Shahbaz, however, can not immediately replace Nawaz Sharif since he isn't a member of the Parliament. "Another elected Prime Minister has been sent home", tweeted his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif. Nawaz Sharif moved out of the prime minister's house and all of the members of his cabinet had their protocols removed . (more...)
Kenya's deputy president William Ruto targeted by gunmen Kenya's deputy president William Ruto targeted by gunmen
- July 30, 2017

He said the attacker hit the officer severally before gaining access to the home. "There are armed people who staged the attack and have shot the GSU officer and stolen his gun", the official said. They are still in the compound, which has been surrounded by security forces, it said. Members of the public were barred from accessing the heavily guarded home. (more...)
Jordan refuses to allow Israeli guard in shooting to leave country Jordan refuses to allow Israeli guard in shooting to leave country
- July 30, 2017

The news of the emerging deal on Monday night had been preceded by a comment from Israel's United Nations ambassador Danny Danon, who told The Associated Press that he believes the standoff with Jordan over the killing of two Jordanians by an Israeli security guard near Israel's embassy in Amman will be resolved "shortly". (more...)
Trump's new chief of staff John Kelly 'won't suffer idiots and fools' Trump's new chief of staff John Kelly 'won't suffer idiots and fools'
- July 30, 2017

His bluster and bluntness served him well as a Marine; he could afford to make enemies more easily when given political cover by the secretary of defense and chairman of the Joint Chiefs. That same day, the feud escalated when The New Yorker revealed Scaramucci had in a phone interview attacked Priebus in harsh and even vile terms, calling him a "paranoid schizophrenic" and using a vulgar term to illustrate Priebus's attempts to block him from a White House post. (more...)
U.S. defends its provocation against Iran in Persian Gulf U.S. defends its provocation against Iran in Persian Gulf
- July 30, 2017

Iranian vessels ignored the warning flares, and the American ships later left the area, the Iranian navy added. An Iranian vessel had ignored repeated radio calls as it sped toward the US ship, prompting the American vessel to fire warning shots, Fox News reported . (more...)
Trump names new chief of staff, replacing Reince Priebus Trump names new chief of staff, replacing Reince Priebus
- July 30, 2017

Priebus had been on the trip, but according to the White House Pool report, the auto he was riding in was separated from the President's motorcade, as Mr. "I've got digital fingerprints on everything they've done through the F.B.I. and the fucking Department of Justice". In the swirl of Shakespearean intrigue that surrounds Donald Trump's White House, Priebus' fortunes have always been a source of speculation, given his limited role, colorful band of rivals and the president's public slights. (more...)
William Browder: Fusion GPS Was Acting On Behalf Of Russia William Browder: Fusion GPS Was Acting On Behalf Of Russia
- July 29, 2017

Asked why one law matters so much to Vladimir Putin when the USA has levied other sanctions on Russia, Browder argued it's because the sanctions targeted specific wealthy individuals directly tied to the Russian president's own suspected massive personal fortune. (more...)
Firefighters rescue woman entangled by boa constrictor Firefighters rescue woman entangled by boa constrictor
- July 29, 2017

Later, the dispatcher can be heard saying, "I've never heard of this before". Rescuers arrived within minutes and found the woman lying in the bloodied driveway of her home, the snake holding tight just as she described. Thursday. "I have a boa constrictor stuck to my face!" Listen to audio of the 911 call in the player above. Authorities say the woman was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. (more...)
Iran in Space: Tehran 'Successfully Launches' Rocket Carrying Satellite Iran in Space: Tehran 'Successfully Launches' Rocket Carrying Satellite
- July 29, 2017

Iran had vowed to respond to the latest set of U.S. sanctions, which targeted 18 entities or individuals that had supported Iran's ballistic missile programme or the country's elite Revolutionary Guard Corps. The country also sent its first bio-capsule containing living creatures into space in February 2010, using Kavoshgar-3, Explorer-3, carrier. While Iran has been able to get some objects into space, analysts generally believe they have not yet been able to put a satellite into stable ... (more...)
Ukraine revokes citizenship of former Georgian PM Saakashvili Ukraine revokes citizenship of former Georgian PM Saakashvili
- July 28, 2017

Although Poroshenko gave no explanation for the decision, Leshchenko said it was created to force Saakashvili "to take an asylum in America and forget about Ukrainian politics". "Every day that I have had a Ukrainian.passport I have worked so that Ukraine could win and become a real European country", he said. Under Ukrainian law, only Ukrainian citizens can lead political parties or be elected to parliament. (more...)
USA sanctions vote 'hostile', says top Iran negotiator USA sanctions vote 'hostile', says top Iran negotiator
- July 28, 2017

But US groups supportive of the 2015 nuclear accord worked with Senate and House leadership to ensure this new sanctions bill fully complies with the JCPOA- a condition of Democratic support, said Patrick Clawson, director for research and an Iran specialist at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. (more...)
State Dept. warns of possibly tainted alcohol in Mexico State Dept. warns of possibly tainted alcohol in Mexico
- July 28, 2017

It's one of the 10 Iberostar Hotel & Resort locations in Mexico . In January, Wisconsin college student Abby Conner drowned after drinking in a resort pool near Playa del Carmen . Mexico is the top worldwide destination for US travelers; almost 30 million Americans visited the country previous year alone. Iberostar hotels and resorts told CBS News they "only purchase sealed bottles that satisfy all standards". (more...)
Tillerson On Resignation Rumors: I'm Not Going Anywhere Tillerson On Resignation Rumors: I'm Not Going Anywhere
- July 28, 2017

Tillerson has reportedly had an icy relationship with Trump and the White House since he became secretary of state. . Following reports that U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to close the State Department's Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues (S/CCI), a group of U.S. (more...)
White House: Trump Not Reneging on LGBTQ Support With Transgender Ban White House: Trump Not Reneging on LGBTQ Support With Transgender Ban
- July 28, 2017

He moved up his start-date from August 15 to Wednesday, which one White House official said was an effort to thwart any attempt by Priebus to derail the move, and he has been threatening to fire anyone who doesn't fully support the president - along with launching a very public attack on Priebus that has unfolded on Twitter and cable news like scenes in a scripted reality television show. (more...)
U.S. slaps sanctions on 13 current, former top Venezuela officials U.S. slaps sanctions on 13 current, former top Venezuela officials
- July 28, 2017

Maduro accused the USA of fomenting the unrest against him and his government, with the help of the conservative opposition. Its No. 1 demand is conventional elections, including for the presidency, to remove Maduro . Neighbors gathered from dawn in cities around Venezuela to block roads with rubbish, stones and tape, while many cafes and businesses remained closed in protest against the ruling Socialist Party's planned Constituent Assembly vote. (more...)
Barclays PLC Reiterates Barclays PLC Reiterates "Overweight" Rating for Spectris plc (SXS)
- July 28, 2017

It has a 18.71 P/E ratio. The Company's divisions include European Union; Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa (EEMA); Asia, and Latin America & Canada. The Standard Life Investments segment provides a range of investment products for individuals and institutional clients through various investment vehicles. (more...)
After Trump's Hezbollah Mishap, Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri Clarifies Situation After Trump's Hezbollah Mishap, Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri Clarifies Situation
- July 28, 2017

The militants have "effectively lost" most of the land they held in the barren, mountainous border region of Jroud Arsal, he added. Trump is meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri , who is hoping to shore up support for Lebanon's fight against the Islamic State. (more...)
Enforcement Directorate arrests separatist leader Shabir Shah for alleged money laundering Enforcement Directorate arrests separatist leader Shabir Shah for alleged money laundering
- July 27, 2017

The others arrested on Monday are Ayaz Akbar, Raja Merajuddin Kalwal and Peer Saifullah -all close aides of the octogenarian separatist leader-, Farooq Ahmed Dar alias "Bita Karate", a leader of a faction of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) and Naeem Ahmed Khan, the leader of National Front. (more...)
Russian Federation readies for spiraling sanctions in U.S. tit-for-tat Russian Federation readies for spiraling sanctions in U.S. tit-for-tat
- July 27, 2017

The new pipeline could allow Russian Federation to stop sending gas to the European Union through Ukraine, undermine energy security in Central and Eastern Europe and increase the EU's dependence on Russian Federation for gas. Last week, the USA also imposed new sanctions on Iran, while the U.S. government is reportedly planning a ban on American citizens from visiting North Korea as the communist dictatorship keeps testing ballistic missiles. (more...)
Charlie Gard's Parents Return to Court For Life Support Hearing
- July 26, 2017

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) argued that Charlie's condition had progressed too far, and that no specialists could help him. "If we are concerned with the language of rights, it is, of course, children who have rights; any rights that parents have exist only to protect their children's rights", Kennedy concluded. (more...)
Video Emerges Of US Firing Warning Shots At Iranian Vessel Video Emerges Of US Firing Warning Shots At Iranian Vessel
- July 26, 2017

According to CNN , the USS Vella Gulf and two other USA ships were accompanying the Thunderbolt at the time of the incident. The 179-foot USS Thunderbolt is a Cyclone-class patrol ship armed with two 25mm Mk-38 machine guns, two.50-caliber machine guns and two automatic grenade launchers. (more...)
Russia, EU Voice Concern About Proposed US Sanctions
- July 26, 2017

The vote on the new U.S. draft bill is scheduled for Tuesday in the House of Representatives. The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives reached agreement on the legislation last week, and the House could vote on it on July 26. US Republicans and Democrats agreed Saturday on a deal allowing new sanctions against Russia، in a bill that would limit any potential effort by President Donald Trump to try to lift anti-Moscow bans. (more...)
The Vatican Turned Off Its Fountains So Rome Can Save Water The Vatican Turned Off Its Fountains So Rome Can Save Water
- July 26, 2017

The move is in line with the teachings of Pope Francis in his Encyclical on creation Laudate Si. The Governorate of Vatican City State has chose to turn off all the fountains, both the external ones located in St. The drought had affected many other areas of Italy. In Rome, Mayor Virginia Raggi issued a ban on the use of domestic water for gardening, filling up swimming pools or washing cars or motorbikes, to be enforced with fines of up to 500 euros. (more...)
Switzerland: Five injured in Schaffhausen chainsaw attack Switzerland: Five injured in Schaffhausen chainsaw attack
- July 26, 2017

Authorities said the suspect has previous convictions for weapons offences and has no fixed residence. On Monday afternoon, police said they had located the Volkswagen minivan the suspect was believed to have driven. "We have information that this man is unsafe, that he is aggressive and, shall we say, psychologically disturbed", Landolt added. Armed police stand guard at the scene of the attack in central Schaffhausen. (more...)
Obdulia Sanchez livestreams fatal auto crash kills her sister, 'I don't care'. Obdulia Sanchez livestreams fatal auto crash kills her sister, 'I don't care'.
- July 25, 2017

Look my sister is dead, I don't give a f-k. I killed my sister, but I don't care . Jacqueline Sanchez , 14, of Stockton , was killed in the crash. I understand that. I don't f**king care, though. Watch the live stream above. After a gap in the livestream, the driver is seen standing over the body of the dead girl, saying she was sorry and it was the last thing she wanted to happen. (more...)
NJ Player Scott Blumstein Wins 2017 WSOP, $8.15M in Prize Money NJ Player Scott Blumstein Wins 2017 WSOP, $8.15M in Prize Money
- July 25, 2017

Blumstein, a 25-year-old professional poker player from Morristown, New Jersey , will have more than 60 percent of the chips in play when action resumes at 5:30 p.m. At the final table, Blumenthal played a total of 246 hands, with 65 of them against Ott alone. This was a turning point for him, and his stack continued to grow throughout the rest of the night. (more...)
Not 100% sure 39 missing Indians are alive Not 100% sure 39 missing Indians are alive
- July 25, 2017

We are equally concerned. We heard the Iraqi minister say that he does not know whether the 39 missing Indians were dead or alive. Last week, she met the relatives of the missing Indians and said they might be imprisoned in Badush region of northwest Mosul . (more...)
Israeli stabbed in embassy in Jordan, attacker and second man shot dead
- July 25, 2017

More details are awaited on the incident. One Jordanian man was shot to death and an Israeli man was wounded after a fight at the Israeli embassy in Amman . The Israeli Embassy has refused to release the guard to the Jordanians for questioning, saying he has immunity. Muslim authorities claimed the move is a way for Israel to expand its control over the site, something denied by Jerusalem, which said the decision aims to to prevent further violence. (more...)
Charlie Gard's Parents End Legal Fight Charlie Gard's Parents End Legal Fight
- July 25, 2017

Outside the court, father Chris Gard thanked hospital staff but said medical opinion they had sought assured them Charlie would have been a "normal healthy little boy". Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital said that Charlie should be taken off life support, which was only prolonging his suffering. "Due to the delay in treatment that window of opportunity has been lost " Armstrong said. (more...)
Teenage German girl captured during Iraqi liberation of Mosul Teenage German girl captured during Iraqi liberation of Mosul
- July 24, 2017

However, even if she is sentenced to death in Iraq, she would not be executed before the age of 22. Iraqi officials claim Linda W . met an Arab Muslim on the internet and married him. The French and German embassies have visited the women. The officials say the women had allegedly been working with IS in the police force. German newspapers have reported the teen ran away from home a year ago in the city of Pulsnitz after communicating with IS extremists online. (more...)
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...)