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Powerball jackpot jumps to $535 million Powerball jackpot jumps to $535 million
- August 19, 2017

According to Birrell, the global disrupter now serves more than 6 million players worldwide, and has paid out winnings of more than $1.25 billion to date. The televised drawing takes place at 11 p.m.in Tallahassee, Florida. The 3X Multiplier appeared in Wednesday's Powerball drawing , which increased 15 $50,000 prizes to $150,000 each with Power Play®. (more...)
Canada sending 15 troops to participate in South Korean, US military exercise Canada sending 15 troops to participate in South Korean, US military exercise
- August 19, 2017

Earlier on Tuesday, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un has delayed a decision on Guam attack while he waits to see what USA does next, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Seoul would seek to prevent war by all means. A South Korean government source who spoke to SBS anonymously said Seoul agreed with the proposal to scale back. The exercise, called ULCHI Freedom Guardian, is set to begin on Monday. (more...)
10-year-old rape victim unknowingly gives birth in India 10-year-old rape victim unknowingly gives birth in India
- August 18, 2017

According to NDTV , the minor delivered the baby C-section in the Intensive Care Unit of the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Chandigarh under the care of Dr. According to reports she was unaware that she has delivered a child. The family, did not approach the authorities about the girl's pregnancy until the 26th or 27th week, said Alakh Alok Srivastava, a lawyer who represented the girl's family, to CNN in a previous interview. (more...)
Man falls from 17-story crane at LA port after police chase Man falls from 17-story crane at LA port after police chase
- August 18, 2017

The man breached a security gate at the Port of Los Angeles at about 5:50 p.m., then sped up and down the terminal as longshore workers looked on. Around 9:20 p.m., he jumped or fell from the 100-foot-tall Crane 87 at the West Basin Shipping Terminal. (more...)
Threat looms of more mudslides in Sierra Leone amid burials Threat looms of more mudslides in Sierra Leone amid burials
- August 18, 2017

A week of national mourning commenced on Wednesday in Sierra Leone as rescue workers ramped up their search for victims of the mudslide that ravaged a town outside of Freetown on Monday morning. Volunteers are also assisting family members who are trying to identify loved ones. Thousands of people lost their homes. Each person will be buried individually in a dignified manner, said Cornelius Deveaux, deputy minister of information and communications. (more...)
Trump Lashes Out At Graham For Calling Him Out On Charlottesville Remarks Trump Lashes Out At Graham For Calling Him Out On Charlottesville Remarks
- August 18, 2017

He voted to abolish racial diversity programs at colleges and universities, attacked the NAACP for criticizing Jeff Sessions, and has a 0 percent score from the ACLU. and people like Ms". He also rejected an equivalence between rally-goers and counter-protesters in a statement. "Such a disgusting lie ", Trump said. (more...)
Nel: Family of alleged Grace Mugabe victim offered money Nel: Family of alleged Grace Mugabe victim offered money
- August 18, 2017

It's not about money. Her representatives said it was in case she had to testify in a trial. South African authorities are debating whether to grant Grace Mugabe , 52, diplomatic immunity , which Zimbabwe's government has requested. (more...)
Republican Voters Largely Back Trump for Knocking McConnell Republican Voters Largely Back Trump for Knocking McConnell
- August 18, 2017

By the same token, if Democrats could strike a deal with Trump on, say, infrastructure, they'd undercut the rationale for GOP majorities in the House and Senate. The white supremacist, KKK, and neo-nazi groups who brought hatred and violence to Charlottesville are now planning a rally in Lexington . "If he doesn't get repeal and replace done, and if he doesn't get taxes done, meaning cuts and reform, and if he doesn't get a very easy one to get done - infrastructure - if he doesn't get them ... (more...)
Michael Moore says the vast majority of Trump supporters are like rapists Michael Moore says the vast majority of Trump supporters are like rapists
- August 18, 2017

Members of the Ku Klux Klan, white supremacists and neo-Nazis who supported Trump's campaign and have felt emboldened by his presidency praised Pres. Trump's initial reaction on Saturday, which blamed " many sides" for the violence. Moore emphasized that nearly two-thirds of white men and a majority of white women voted for Trump. "America has to stand up", he declared. On Tuesday, Rep. (more...)
Woman survives weeks in woods after hunting camp burglarized Woman survives weeks in woods after hunting camp burglarized
- August 17, 2017

Theris , from the town of Louisville , told authorities she survived by eating berries and mushrooms, and by drinking water out of a brook. Theris did not have shelter or even shoes. Told Sheriff Raymond Rodgers via WFSA , 'A woman saw something moving in the bushes as she was driving along the highway, and turned around'. Separately, Mobile County court records show Knollwood Apartments asked a court to evict Theris from an apartment in Mobile in 2016, claiming she owed about ... (more...)
Almost 400 bodies recovered from Sierra Leone mudslides Almost 400 bodies recovered from Sierra Leone mudslides
- August 16, 2017

An estimated 9,000 people have been affected in some way by the disaster, according to Abdul Nasir , programme coordinator for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies . The president's office released a statement urging residents to relocate to safer areas of Freetown. The deputy health minister, Madina Rahman, said Freetown was now facing a possible cholera outbreak, as a result of the stagnant water pooling in the streets. (more...)
Falling tree kills 12 and injures dozens more at Madeira religious festival Falling tree kills 12 and injures dozens more at Madeira religious festival
- August 16, 2017

Portugal's president says he will travel to the island where a falling tree killed 12 people and injured dozens more at a popular religious festival. Local media reports said that the tree was an oak that was more than 200 years old. Ramos praised emergency services personnel for their "effective, fast and excellent" response, noting that the first ambulance carrying the injured reached the hospital in Funchal just 11 minutes after the tree fell. (more...)
Trump Signs Executive Order to Reform Nations Trump Signs Executive Order to Reform Nations "Badly Broken" Infrastructure Permitting Process
- August 16, 2017

The former NY real state developer has complained that it takes too long to get permits for big construction projects. The Obama order was especially unwieldy because it didn't standardize across the government how sea level rise was to be taken into account, which left each federal agency to come up with its own standards, said Jimmy Christianson, an attorney with the Associated General Contractors. (more...)
Trump's National Diversity Council Wants Bannon Fired Trump's National Diversity Council Wants Bannon Fired
- August 16, 2017

After the wires got uncrossed, the immediate issue at hand was the president's initial response to Charlottesville, in which he blamed "many sides" after a white supremacist allegedly murdered an anti-racist protester with his auto, and the two days it took Trump to finally come out and condemn white supremacist extremist groups by name. (more...)
Minutes from missiles, Guam islanders get to grips with uncertain fate Minutes from missiles, Guam islanders get to grips with uncertain fate
- August 15, 2017

Historical documents show there were many fallout shelters in Chattanooga. The threat from both sides is risky for the Guam island, the tension is rising. Although Guam remains on alert, Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo took pains to assure residents on Wednesday that there was no immediate danger. "They're now telegraphing their punch, which means they don't want to have any misunderstandings". (more...)
China warns of trade war with US China warns of trade war with US
- August 15, 2017

Textiles were North Korea's second-biggest export after coal and other minerals in 2016, totalling $752 million, according to data from the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency. North Korean workers make soccer shoes inside a temporary factory at a rural village on the edge of Dandong, Liaoning province, China, October 24, 2012. (more...)
TROPICS: TROPICS: "Gert" becomes the 7th Tropical Storm of the season
- August 14, 2017

The National Hurricane Center said Tropical Depression Eight would not threaten the US and stay to the east. Winds this morning were 35 miles per hour. The disturbance is forecast to move northwestward through the weekend and to turn northeastward - away from the USA coast - early next week. That wave has just moved off the coast of Africa and is expected to move westward over the next few days. (more...)
Scaramucci criticizes Trump in Sunday interview before mysteriously hinting about Bannon's demise Scaramucci criticizes Trump in Sunday interview before mysteriously hinting about Bannon's demise
- August 14, 2017

He continued: "He's got to move more into the mainstream, he's got to be more into where the moderates are and the independents are that love the president". He also directed profanity-laced insults at Chief Strategist Steve Bannon . Trump fielded bipartisan criticism on Saturday when he suggested that "many sides" were to blame for the violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which ended in a auto plowing into a group of described "anti-racist" protesters - ... (more...)
Venezuela's Maduro in shock 'here is my hand' offer to Donald Trump Venezuela's Maduro in shock 'here is my hand' offer to Donald Trump
- August 12, 2017

The U.S. Treasury Department brandished the socialist leader a " dictator " last week and issued a string of new sanctions against him and a number of Venezuelan officials after the government staged what many observers said was a fraudulent vote to create an all-powerful legislative body. (more...)
Train Collision in Northern Egypt Kills 43; 122 Injured Train Collision in Northern Egypt Kills 43; 122 Injured
- August 12, 2017

At least 36 people died and 123 were injured after two trains collided in Alexandria, Egypt, according to the country's health ministry, according to Euronews. Deadly train accidents in Egypt are rare but not unheard of. Figures recently released by the state's statistics agency show that 1,249 train incidents took place past year - the highest number since 2009 when the number reached 1,577. (more...)
Smuggler 'pushed' migrants off boat, killing dozens Smuggler 'pushed' migrants off boat, killing dozens
- August 11, 2017

IOM medical personnel treated 27 survivors, who were both male and female, while a further 22 people that had been onboard are reportedly still missing. Migrants are braving the journey despite the war in Yemen as the violent conflict means there is no central authority to stop them travelling onward. (more...)
Venezuela's new Assembly declares itself superior to all other government bodies Venezuela's new Assembly declares itself superior to all other government bodies
- August 10, 2017

Venezuelans voted on July 30 and elected a 545-member constituent assembly that gave Maduro new powers by dissolving state institutions. Opposition leaders and a growing list of foreign government have refused to recognize the new assembly. (more...)
Who are the men competing to be president of Kenya? Who are the men competing to be president of Kenya?
- August 09, 2017

Fears of electoral violence rose in late July, when the campaign for the hotly contested general election ended with the murder of a top election official. Kenyatta, who was deputy Prime Minister in the election's aftermath, was at the time also accused of fuelling ethnic violence, a case for which he was summoned to the International Criminal Court, only to have the charges dropped due to a lack of evidence. (more...)
Clinton, Missouri police officer shot and killed late Sunday night Clinton, Missouri police officer shot and killed late Sunday night
- August 08, 2017

The Clinton Police Department has no body camera policy, but police were working Monday morning to determine if there was dashcam video from Michael's auto or surveillance video from nearby businesses, Lowe said . The Missouri Highway Patrol were looking for Ian McCarthy, 39, of Clinton as a person-of-interest in the fatal shooting. In addition to the disorderly conduct conviction, McCarthy had an extensive criminal background in New Hampshire. (more...)
Mueller requests White House documents on Flynn Mueller requests White House documents on Flynn
- August 08, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller is questioning witnesses about whether former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn was secretly paid by the Turkish government during the final months of the 2016 presidential campaign, according to The New York Times . (more...)
Jadeja powers India to series victory Jadeja powers India to series victory
- August 07, 2017

A repeat of a slide appeared imminent when next over, skipper Dinesh Chandimal endured his second failure of the match and offered a catch to Rahane off Jadeja . "We managed to turn things around", he added. Despite being bowled out to just 183 runs, Sri Lanka showed some resilience to avoid the innings defeat against India . (more...)
NU professor wanted in Chicago man's murder arrested in California NU professor wanted in Chicago man's murder arrested in California
- August 06, 2017

A spokesman on behalf of Oxford university said: "We have been in contact with the police in the United Kingdom and are ready to help the USA investigating authorities in any way they need. Warren, a resident at Somerville College in England, a part of the Oxford University Network, was arrested in San Francisco, Farrell said. Both are expected to be arraigned on first-degree murder charges and extradited to Illinois, CBS News reported . (more...)
US Marines MV-22 Osprey Heli-Plane Crashes Off Australian Coast US Marines MV-22 Osprey Heli-Plane Crashes Off Australian Coast
- August 06, 2017

MSNreports the MV-22 Osprey was operating off of an amphibious assault ship, the U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard , and was operating normally when it hit the water. Military sources told the newspaper the accident occurred as the aircraft attempted to land on the USS Ronald Reagan. There are unconfirmed reports that 23 of the 25 crew have been rescued. (more...)
Trump's national security adviser reportedly thinks Susan Rice did nothing wrong Trump's national security adviser reportedly thinks Susan Rice did nothing wrong
- August 06, 2017

The crisis is linked to McMaster's decision to remove four Bannon allies from the National Security Council. McMaster continued: "So what we have to do is. In classified briefings, Trump would frequently flit between subjects. And last week, Derek Harvey , a top Middle East adviser who served as special assistant to the president and senior director for the Middle East on the National Security Council, was also relieved of his duties. (more...)
British model kidnapped in Milan 'to be sold in online auction' British model kidnapped in Milan 'to be sold in online auction'
- August 06, 2017

When she walked into the apartment where the photo shoot was supposed to take place, two men attacked her, police said. The woman was then kept handcuffed to a wooden chest of drawers in a bedroom for six days until she was released. Her kidnapper allegedly threatened to auction her on the internet while trying to extort €300,000 (£270,000) from her agent. He has been charged with kidnapping for the purposes of extortion. (more...)
Amanda Knox: Michelle Carter deserves sympathy Amanda Knox: Michelle Carter deserves sympathy
- August 05, 2017

Ahead of Carter's sentencing Thursday, Roy's family had urged the judge to impose the maximum 20-year sentence. He said his appeal will be based on several grounds, including his argument Carter's text messages and conversations with Roy amounted to free speech protected by the Constitution. (more...)
Fire At Residential Tower In UAE Put Out Fire At Residential Tower In UAE Put Out
- August 05, 2017

A TOWER in the world-famous Marina in Dubai is engulfed in flames. The fire was bought under control by 4am local time . But the incident may revive questions about the safety of materials used on the exteriors of tall buildings across the wealthy Gulf region and beyond. (more...)
Another round of storms, a cold front overnight brings changes Friday Another round of storms, a cold front overnight brings changes Friday
- August 05, 2017

Highs in the 80s. Saturday: Showers could fall before 2 p.m. The weekend will begin with more very humid weather on Saturday . Keep the umbrellas handy as we will continue to have a rain chance through the afternoon, with northern MS likely to get a couple afternoon thunderstorms. (more...)
China tells Trump not to link trade to N Korea China tells Trump not to link trade to N Korea
- August 04, 2017

After the launch the USA sent two su-personic B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula in a 10-hour show of force. Trump made the comments after North Korea said it had conducted another successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile that proved its ability to strike America's mainland. (more...)
Prince Philip retires from public duties Prince Philip retires from public duties
- August 03, 2017

Buckingham Palace had hinted earlier this year, when announcing the Duke's planned retirement, that he "may choose to attend certain events, alongside the Queen , from time to time". " Her Majesty will continue to carry out a full programme of official engagements with the support of members of the Royal Family", they said in a statement. (more...)
Trump's approval rating sinks even further in a series of new polls
- August 03, 2017

More than 7 in 10 voters (72 percent) said the Justice Department should investigate those who leak such information, including 84 percent of Republicans and 63 percent of Democrats . The findings are the worst yet for Trump in the Quinnipiac poll. The poll found that 63% of voters say they don't believe Trump has good leadership skills and that he does not share their values. (more...)
What are Upstate schools doing for the total solar eclipse? What are Upstate schools doing for the total solar eclipse?
- August 02, 2017

Alternatively, Coloradoans could go to Nebraska, where towns such as Scotsbluff and North Platte are within the path of totality, but Kuehn said that NASA predicts more eclipse-obscuring cloud cover further east. There will be a solar telescope and 2000 free eclipse-viewing glasses handed out as well. The Fernbank Science Center will set up filtered telescopes outside and pass around eclipse glasses for safe viewing. (more...)
5 key questions on Trump's role in son's Russian Federation statement 5 key questions on Trump's role in son's Russian Federation statement
- August 02, 2017

President Donald Trump's comment on Friday that appeared to endorse police brutality was just a "joke", White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a press briefing on Monday. The Washington Post's Philip Rucker and Carol D. Leonnig explain. The younger Trump's lawyer said he has "no evidence to support" the "theory" that Trump was involved in writing the statement. (more...)
European Union states compete to host London-based agencies after Brexit European Union states compete to host London-based agencies after Brexit
- August 02, 2017

The banking and medicines agencies are seen as the first spoils of Brexit by the 27 remaining members of the EU. The European Commission will publish an assessment of the offers by September 30th. The Grand Duchy, whose economy is based on financial services and which already hosts the Court of Justice of the EU, the Court of Auditors, the European Investment Bank and the European Stability Mechanism, says it is "the natural choice" for the EBA . (more...)
Is Apple Kowtowing to China? Is Apple Kowtowing to China?
- August 01, 2017

Apple users, unlike Android users, are unable to install apps directly without using the app store. According to some news, at least three were removed from the China app store over the weekend. This, unsurprisingly, hasn't gone down well with VPN providers. This, along with another law that requires chat apps to attach phone numbers from 2018, is ostensibly justified as a means to block access to extremist content, but critics view the crackdown as yet more political censorship. (more...)