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Chris Johnson's Forecast | Fighting cloud cover for Eclipse Day Chris Johnson's Forecast | Fighting cloud cover for Eclipse Day
- August 22, 2017

The price of weather monitoring is eternal vigilance but Laufenberg, whose shift starts at 1 p.m. today, said he hopes to find a few minutes for a peek. Even that scenario would not decrease the impact of the transformation from day to night and back to day, she said. For more on the solar eclipse, see story . (more...)
Meet Anatoly Antonov, Russia's newest ambassador to the US Meet Anatoly Antonov, Russia's newest ambassador to the US
- August 22, 2017

The move comes as the USA embassy in Moscow announced it is suspending all non-immigrant visa processing for Russians until September 1 in response to the staff cuts ordered by the Kremlin, The Sun reports . President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned after lying about contacts with Kislyak. On Monday, the U.S. Embassy in Russia said it would suspend providing nonimmigrant visas for eight days from Wednesday in response to a Russian decision to cap ... (more...)
U.S. dominates Europe to win second consecutive Solheim Cup U.S. dominates Europe to win second consecutive Solheim Cup
- August 22, 2017

Trailing Anna Nordqvist by four at the turn Thompson was eight under par on the first seven holes of the back nine to halve her match. "This is the best golf I have played all year", said Salas. The US packed plenty of punch themselves and nobody dished it out quite like Lexi Thompson in a flabbergasting singles shoot-out with Anna Nordqvist that will remain seared on the memory. (more...)
Grace Mugabe returns to Zimbabwe Grace Mugabe returns to Zimbabwe
- August 22, 2017

Grace Mugabe will avoid prosecution for allegedly whacking 20-year-old Gabriella Engels inside a South African hotel on Sunday night for hanging out with the First Lady's two sons. Zimbabwe and South Africa have blocked flights by each other's airlines amid tensions over allegations that Zimbabwe's first lady assaulted a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg . (more...)
Big Ben's bong falls silent for the next 4 years Big Ben's bong falls silent for the next 4 years
- August 22, 2017

Liberal Democrat Tom Brake, who answers his colleagues' questions on the Commission's behalf, said one concession could be allowing Big Ben to chime on more special occasions. Conor Burns, an aide to Boris Johnson , said "the most enormous amount of nonsense had been talked" about the silencing of the bell amid hysteria over health and safety laws. (more...)
United States to suspend visa operations in Russian Federation United States to suspend visa operations in Russian Federation
- August 22, 2017

MOSCOW-The U.S.is sharply cutting back visa services in Russian Federation after the Kremlin responded to fresh U.S. sanctions by capping the number of U.S. The staffing cuts were already slowing down the visa processing times. The Russian lawmaker added that the initiatives aimed at further deterioration of bilateral ties were always voiced by the United States, not by Russia . (more...)
Police, Supo received tip about 'radicalised' Turku suspect in early 2017 Police, Supo received tip about 'radicalised' Turku suspect in early 2017
- August 22, 2017

Two people were killed and eight were injured. He had gone to the aid of a woman who later died. According to the Yle broadcaster, a foreign national had contacted the Southwest Finland Police Department early in 2017 about the suspected perpetrator of the attacks, claiming that he was radicalized and interested in extreme ideology. (more...)
South Korea military drills - an unnecessary provocation? South Korea military drills - an unnecessary provocation?
- August 22, 2017

Military leaders stress these defensive drills are needed to maintain operational readiness, but there are concerns that a show of force could again aggravate tensions in the region, after the US and North Korea recently came to the brink of conflict over a possible missile test targeting the Guam region. (more...)
College Football preseason AP Poll College Football preseason AP Poll
- August 22, 2017

West Virginia also will see a number of other ranked programs on its schedule with No. 7 Oklahoma, No. 10 Oklahoma State, No. 19 Kansas State and No. Unsurprisingly, Alabama earned yet another No. 1 ranking , followed by No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Florida State, No. 4 USC and No. 5 defending national champion Clemson. (more...)
Man 'confessed to killing his sister and two cousins' while babysitting them Man 'confessed to killing his sister and two cousins' while babysitting them
- August 21, 2017

A family member discovered the bodies inside the Clinton home off Brooke Jane Drive, just after 7:30 a.m. Friday, after getting home from work. Police said Nadira's mother found the dead children - all with stab punctures and lacerations to their bodies - on a bed inside the home. (more...)
National Weather Service predicts National Weather Service predicts "poor" eclipse viewing chances for Topeka
- August 21, 2017

Kentucky: The weather in Kentucky will be in the 80's and many areas will have clear viewings skies. The total eclipse on Monday might be a total bust if weather forecasts as of Saturday morning are correct. In this swath, the moon will completely cover the sun. During the eclipse, day will nearly turn into night, and the sun's outer atmosphere, or corona, will be visible. (more...)
Liberty University alums returning diplomas over president's support of Trump Liberty University alums returning diplomas over president's support of Trump
- August 21, 2017

President Trump poses with Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr ., during commencement at Liberty University May 13 in Lynchburg, Va. Falwell Jr.is the president of a school that once briefly forbid interracial dating . 'I don't know if there were historical purists there who were trying to preserve some statues. "I don't believe he supported neo-Nazis, I don't believe he's supporting white supremacists at all", Burns said in an interview with MSNBC on Saturday. (more...)
Iraqi Forces Begin Battle To Retake Tal Afar From ISIS Iraqi Forces Begin Battle To Retake Tal Afar From ISIS
- August 21, 2017

The bid to reclaim Tal Afar comes one month after Iraqi forces, supported by US -led airstrikes, declared victory in Mosul after a grueling nine-month battle that took a heavy toll on Iraqi troops and the hundreds of thousands of civilians that remained in the city during the fight. (more...)
Liverpool v Crystal Palace predictions: Premier League preview, line-ups & betting tips Liverpool v Crystal Palace predictions: Premier League preview, line-ups & betting tips
- August 21, 2017

The hosts had 72 percent possession and took 23 shots at goal against Palace's four. Last season Klopp deployed midfielder James Milner at left-back as a temporary solution which lasted the entire campaign and previous failures in the position include Jose Enrique, Aly Cissokho, Paul Konchesky, Andrea Dossena, Emiliano Insua and Fabio Aurelio. (more...)
Polls: Voters in 3 Key US States 'Embarrassed' by Trump Polls: Voters in 3 Key US States 'Embarrassed' by Trump
- August 21, 2017

NBC News noted that Trump won all three key states during the 2016 presidential election by a combined 80,000 votes. Trump registered just 35 percent support in the poll taken August 8, and released on the same day Heather Heyer was mowed down in Charlottesville, Va. (more...)
FIR registered in Utkal Express derailment FIR registered in Utkal Express derailment
- August 21, 2017

Engineering division of Railways had reportedly warned the Khatauli railway station authorities about the ongoing fix work on the tracks. According to reports, the train was scheduled to travel to Bihar's Kishanganj, carrying soil for the flood-affected region. (more...)
Spanish police begin fresh manhunt for Moroccan Younes Abouyaaqoub in Barcelona attack Spanish police begin fresh manhunt for Moroccan Younes Abouyaaqoub in Barcelona attack
- August 20, 2017

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday 26 French citizens were among those injured in Barcelona . The most recent information available on the Office of Overseas Study's website said that Spain was the second-most visited country among IU students who studied abroad in the 2014-15 school year. (more...)
Linking Education With Job Opportunities: PM Modi Linking Education With Job Opportunities: PM Modi
- August 20, 2017

PM Modi: We are nurturing our youngsters to be job creators and not job seekers. "They have been made victim by certain vested interests who do not want peace in the Kashmir valley". He said the world acknowledged India's "might and strength" after the surgical strike against terror launch pads in Pakistan a year ago. On Kashmir, Azad said while the country has seen the prime minister embracing everyone across the world, no one has ever seen him embracing Kashmiris. (more...)
Florida Police Officer Shot and Killed, Second Officer Is Critical Florida Police Officer Shot and Killed, Second Officer Is Critical
- August 20, 2017

The 27-year-old officer had been with the Police Department for three years. Baxter, a 3-year-veteran with the Kissimmee Police Department, has been pronounced dead. Rick Scott said in a statement . Five minutes later, dispatchers received the first call reporting the officers had been shot. Before officers even entered the house, the suspect began shooting at them through the doorway. (more...)
Democrats Introduce Resolution to Censure Trump Over Charlottesville Comments Democrats Introduce Resolution to Censure Trump Over Charlottesville Comments
- August 20, 2017

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern , D-Worcester, joined almost 80 House Democrats this week in supporting a resolution to formally denounce President Donald Trump for suggesting that "both sides" were to blame for recent violence that erupted between white nationalists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville , Virginia. (more...)
Trump teases 'decision' on U.S. strategy for Afghanistan Trump teases 'decision' on U.S. strategy for Afghanistan
- August 20, 2017

Trump met with more than a dozen aides, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, at Camp David to discussion the administration's strategy in the region, including Pakistan and India. Steve Bannon, who was officially dismissed on Friday from his post as the White House's chief strategist, has said he wants to replace US troops in Afghanistan with private contractors. (more...)
S.Korea, US gear up for war games
- August 20, 2017

In 2014, during a different military exercise, the North fired Scud missiles in protest. Top U.S. military officials stated that South Korea and the United States will move forward with joint combat drills . South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that its neighbor is crossing the red line with these tests. North Korea's Central News Agency released a statement citing that if the joint exercises were to proceed then it would spell "catastrophe" for the region. (more...)
AG Jeff Sessions: Trump has not apologized AG Jeff Sessions: Trump has not apologized
- August 19, 2017

The vehicle attack "does meet the definition of domestic terrorism in our statute", Sessions says in an interview on ABC's Good Morning America program. "The directions I've gotten from the White House ... is that we will not tolerate this kind of hatred and violence". Mr Sessions was denied a federal judgeship more than 30 years ago amid explosive allegations of racial discrimination. (more...)
Manchester Arena Announces Reopening, Benefit Concert Manchester Arena Announces Reopening, Benefit Concert
- August 19, 2017

In addition to those who died, more than 200 were injured when a suicide bomber detonated a backpack full of explosives after a performance by pop singer Ariana Grande on May 22. There was people lying on the floor everywhere'. The victims' next of kin are now eligible for a further £180,000. The arena said the show will "welcome back live entertainment fans". (more...)
Australia Accuses NZ Opposition of Dirty Tricks Over Citizenship Fuss Australia Accuses NZ Opposition of Dirty Tricks Over Citizenship Fuss
- August 19, 2017

He finds himself in exactly the same position as Greens Senators Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters , and Nationals Senator Matt Canavan , all of whom were found to have been dual citizens in recent weeks. It had everything: celebrities, dogs, Australians, opportunistic politicians, the threat of animal slaughter, Johnny Depp being forced to look honest and a fun hashtag: #WarOnTerrier. (more...)
CIA Assures That There is No Possibility of War with North Korea CIA Assures That There is No Possibility of War with North Korea
- August 19, 2017

McMaster said that the U.S.is no closer to war than a week ago, but is closer today than it was a decade ago. They both walked a fine line of backing the tough talk directed at Pyongyang, but not wanting to raise the alarm at home. Columban, we have a long history serving the poor in fourteen countries, including on the Korean peninsula. The US has about 28,500 troops stationed in South Korea . (more...)
GOP Gov. Hogan wants statue removed of Dred Scott decision author GOP Gov. Hogan wants statue removed of Dred Scott decision author
- August 19, 2017

But he noted that Taney also "served with distinction" in a series of public offices, including as a state lawmaker, state attorney general and US attorney general. Lee had changed. The decision comes after Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) called for the statue to be removed days ago. Republican Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford voted on behalf of the administration to remove the statue. (more...)
Venezuela's Constituent Assembly Assumes Legislative Functions Venezuela's Constituent Assembly Assumes Legislative Functions
- August 19, 2017

The government has argued that opposition lawmakers behind months of anti-government protests are working with the U.S.to violently oust President Nicolas Maduro. "Since the National Assembly is in contempt, it did not attend the Constituent Assembly session, we have adopted a decree assuming its legislative and control powers", tweeted Congressman Pedro Carreño, who supports the regime. (more...)
Tazewell County Schools to dismiss early for solar eclipse Tazewell County Schools to dismiss early for solar eclipse
- August 19, 2017

Cabell County Schools will operate on a regular schedule in light of Monday's solar eclipse, Superintendent of Schools Ryan Saxe said at the Cabell County Board of Education's regular meeting Tuesday night. Districts said the risk is too great. People who plan on viewing the eclipse should make sure their solar glasses or solar shield meet the International Organization of Standardization's (ISO) safety standards. (more...)
New Mexico unemployment rate drops to 6.3 percent in July
- August 19, 2017

The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates were relatively stable in most states. It was little changed from June's 4.4 percent. Total nonfarm jobs in Pennsylvania were up 1.0 percent from July 2016, while jobs in the United States were up 1.5 percent. (more...)
US Cyber Command's status is raised to form a unified combatant command US Cyber Command's status is raised to form a unified combatant command
- August 19, 2017

Department of Defense brass also considering whether to separate Cybercom from the National Security Agency . The head of both Cyber Command and the NSA, Adm. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, welcomed the move and applauded the administration's decision to defer a separation of NSA and CyberCom. (more...)
This documentary on Charlottesville violence shows how white supremacists spew hate
- August 18, 2017

The 22-minute-long documentary follows a group of white supremacists as they organise the Charlottesville rally. "That was the whole entire point of this", Cantwell continues. "And I'm watching CNN talk about this as violent, white nationalist protest - we have done everything in our power to keep this peaceful", he said. (more...)
Volatile low pressure system will create United Kingdom weather divide Volatile low pressure system will create United Kingdom weather divide
- August 18, 2017

The storm system farthest west and closest to the Caribbean is now known as Invest 91L , and while it's expected to continue traveling west, it may reach tropical storm status as early as Thursday or Friday . A low pressure system located about 900 miles east of the Lesser Antilles continues to produce disorganized showers and a few thunderstorms. The NHC said swells generated by Gert will spread northward along the East Coast, including along North Carolina's coast, through Wednesday ... (more...)
Google Fire’s Guy For Memo Google Fire’s Guy For Memo
- August 17, 2017

The issue of gender gaps. The Other Side If James Damore had been a woman would “she” have lost her job for making the same comment? Google were quick to distance themselves from MrDamore’s comments. Unless if you are gay or disabled you are naturally one of the problem causes. And there are no special interest groups that are running to the aid of any man that is run under the gender bus. (more...)
Trump's personal lawyer forwards email equating Robert E. Lee to George Washington Trump's personal lawyer forwards email equating Robert E. Lee to George Washington
- August 17, 2017

Washington and Jefferson are two of the country's most notable founders, as well as the first and third presidents. Not so. According to a report in the New York Times , Trump's personal lawyer forwarded an email to a bunch of conservative journalists which basically echoes a shitload of Confederate propaganda and defends the military leaders of the slaveholding state. (more...)
FIBA Asia Cup 2017 quarterfinals result: South Korea defeats Gilas Pilipinas FIBA Asia Cup 2017 quarterfinals result: South Korea defeats Gilas Pilipinas
- August 17, 2017

China made an astonishing comeback Tuesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the FIBA Asia Cup after beating Syria 81-79, while Jordan played a close game against Iraq before winning 84-70 to move to the quarters. Terrence Romeo exploded in the second quarter with a total 22 points, putting a scare on the East Asian team. That being said, the Philippine team was not considered as the heavy favorites entering this quarterfinal match up having lost 9 out of their last 10 meetings against ... (more...)
Michael Moore marches his Broadway audience to Trump Tower Michael Moore marches his Broadway audience to Trump Tower
- August 17, 2017

In an interview on CNN following the protest, Moore elaborated on his reaction to the president's remarks . Moore was referring to Trump's remarks Tuesday in which he condemned the neo-Nazi and white nationalist protests in Charlottesville , Virginia, over the weekend at which 32-year old Virginia native Heather Heyer was killed when James Fields Jr. (more...)
NASA declares: All roads lead to the Supreme Court NASA declares: All roads lead to the Supreme Court
- August 17, 2017

Police and the government have disputed the death toll, putting the count at 10. He has not publicly provided evidence to support his claim or clarified where he obtained alternative tallies showing him leading by several hundred thousand votes. (more...)
We need to preserve nuclear deal We need to preserve nuclear deal
- August 17, 2017

President Trump has repeatedly called the nuclear deal a "disaster", said that he believes the Iranians are violating its terms, and twice called for reviews, in hopes of finding reasons to kill it. The JCPOA terminated all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran. The agreement on nuclear issue was concluded after a lengthy process of negotiations, which saw many ups and downs but finally an accord was made possible because of enormous flexibility demonstrated by Iran. (more...)
Woman finds lost diamond engagement ring on carrot 13 years later Woman finds lost diamond engagement ring on carrot 13 years later
- August 17, 2017

Grams told CBC news that she looked "high and low" for the ring , but eventually surrendered the search. She'd had the ring since 1951, the year Mr Norman Grams proposed to her. "I thought for sure either they rototilled it or something happened to it". "And it turned up on this carrot ", she said. Mary Grams was stunned to find her ring after she lost it while gardening in 2004. (more...)