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Wimbledon: Muller sends Nadal home Wimbledon: Muller sends Nadal home
- July 11, 2017

Djokovic had been due to take on Adrian Mannarino on No1 Court after the conclusion of Nadal and Muller's clash. But that duo played on and on, past 8 p.m., when the descending sun's reflection off a piece of the arena bothered Nadal so much that he held up action and chair umpire Ali Nili asked spectators to stand in the way and block the rays. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation joins farm search for 4 missing men; foul play feared Federal Bureau of Investigation joins farm search for 4 missing men; foul play feared
- July 11, 2017

Dean Finocchiaro, 18, was next to go missing and was last seen getting into a vehicle around 6:30pm Friday. For now, he is asking for the community's prayers. NBC Philadelphia reports that Finocchiaro was an acquaintance of Sturgis and Meo. Clark says that her family is offering a reward for information and that her son is a diabetic. (more...)
Interviews to select India coach on Monday Interviews to select India coach on Monday
- July 11, 2017

Other than Shastri, the Indian cricket board received applications from Virender Sehwag , Tom Moody, Richard Pybus, Dodda Ganesh, Lalchand Rajput, Lance Klusener, Rakesh Sharma, Phil Simmons and Upendranath Bramhachari. Addressing the press after the over four-hour process, Ganguly said that the panel had not finalised their selection, but was impressed with the interactions they had with each of the candidates. (more...)
Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner Met with Kremlin-Linked Lawyer Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner Met with Kremlin-Linked Lawyer
- July 10, 2017

Donald Trump's son, son-in-law and campaign manager met a Russian lawyer with close ties to the Kremlin two weeks after Mr Trump secured the Republican nomination. Moscow ended the scheme in response to American sanctions imposed following the 2009 death of a jailed lawyer who spoke about a corruption scandal . (more...)
Saudi Arabia Confirms Qatar Boycott Policy Saudi Arabia Confirms Qatar Boycott Policy
- July 10, 2017

Last month, Doha's National Human Rights Committee said the sanctions had already violated the rights of almost 140 Qatari students studying in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain . There has been much speculation that Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain will seek to push Qatar out of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council either through suspension or expulsion. (more...)
U.S. bombers join jets from Japan, SKorea for training mission U.S. bombers join jets from Japan, SKorea for training mission
- July 10, 2017

North Korea has criticised a practice bombing run on the Korean peninsula by two US B-1B bombers as a unsafe move, raising the risk of nuclear war. The Air Force said the latest exercise is to sternly respond to North Korea's repeated ballistic missile launches. (more...)
1 dead, 8 injured at gender reveal party in Ohio 1 dead, 8 injured at gender reveal party in Ohio
- July 10, 2017

Five of the revelers - one in critical condition, three in fair and one stable - were hospitalized at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Among the victims in the Colerain Township shooting was a pregnant woman who lost the baby after receiving a bullet to her leg, a family member told NBC affiliate WLWT . (more...)
'We will make Charlie an American in bid to save his life' 'We will make Charlie an American in bid to save his life'
- July 10, 2017

Chris Gard told reporters Sunday that the USA hospital where they want their son to be treated has doctors who specialize in Charlie's condition. The couple lost a lengthy legal battle after judges ruled in favour of experts at the London hospital who said trial therapy in the United States would not improve the child's quality of life. (more...)
Mosul win in sight as ISIS defence lines collapse Mosul win in sight as ISIS defence lines collapse
- July 10, 2017

According to the official, dozens of snipers have been deployed by the Iraqi Army along the Tigris River in an effort to abort any Daesh attempt to attack Mosul's eastern side. In Mosul , security forces killed 74 militants . The US Department of Defense requested $1.2bn in US budget funds for 2018 to continue supporting Iraqi forces. (more...)
WEEKEND: Hot & humid with afternoon storms WEEKEND: Hot & humid with afternoon storms
- July 09, 2017

It's been an active day across the Boston Metro and southern New Hampshire, with numerous showers and thunderstorms, some of which brought strong wind that brought down trees in places like New Boston, NH. The heat is on next week! The humidity is high, and the air is very unstable. Highs in the 90s stick around, too. Highs tomorrow only in the mid to upper 70s with skies becoming mostly sunny and winds WNW 7-12 miles per hour. (more...)
Ivanka Trump threatened by knife-wielding man Ivanka Trump threatened by knife-wielding man
- July 08, 2017

The president, first lady, Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner are now out of the country in Germany for the G20 Summit. Benitez , 52, was taken to Cornell Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation before be was booked for criminal possession of a weapon, according to TMZ . (more...)
Talks On Reunifying Cyprus Fail - For Now Talks On Reunifying Cyprus Fail - For Now
- July 08, 2017

Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı said the talks ultimately ended negatively despite serious efforts. The Greek Cypriot side claimed they had made concessions towards the Turkish Cypriot demands for a rotating presidency of a unified republic, but the talks appear to have broken down over Turkey's role on the island . (more...)
Prisoners were stabbed, beaten to death and beheaded in Mexico Prisoners were stabbed, beaten to death and beheaded in Mexico
- July 08, 2017

Acapulco's fatal prison riot began "because of the constant dispute between rival groups inside the prison", said state security spokesman Robert Alvarez Heredia. It is a center of opium poppy production that has been a major concern to US officials. This is Mexico's deadliest prison violence since 49 inmates were killed in February a year ago in a riot at the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey , in the north-east. (more...)
Healey and other attorneys general sue Betsy DeVos over student loan rules Healey and other attorneys general sue Betsy DeVos over student loan rules
- July 08, 2017

The federal lawsuit also comes just months after two groups of students from the Santa Fe University of Art and Design sued that for-profit school and its parent company, Laureate Education Inc., accusing it of fraud and breach of contract for deciding to shut down after the spring 2018 semester. (more...)
Hanscom Air Force Base evacuates buildings after 'potentially explosive materials' detected Hanscom Air Force Base evacuates buildings after 'potentially explosive materials' detected
- July 08, 2017

U.S. Air Force officials said security forces detected a concern during a routine vehicle inspection around 9 a.m., causing the base to take "response actions". The bomb squad has responded to the scene to investigate along with the Air Wing. "As of now, following the standard safety procedure, the gate has been evacuated". (more...)
United Nations urges Virginia governor to halt execution of man with disabilities United Nations urges Virginia governor to halt execution of man with disabilities
- July 07, 2017

His attorney and other defenders say the jury who sentenced him to death weren't told about his serious mental illness. "I have no hatred for this creature who shot him execution-style. In a released statement , they highlighted Mr. Morva's diagnosis of delusional disorder and stated: "We are deeply concerned about information we have received indicating that Mr. (more...)
European Union and Japan to hold Brussels summit on huge free trade deal European Union and Japan to hold Brussels summit on huge free trade deal
- July 07, 2017

According to the official, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association has been calling on Brussels to negotiate a transition period with Japan for the removal of import duties on cars. "Enterprise Ireland's strategic focus is to help clients grow exports to Japan in the medtech, aviation, fintech and agri-tech sector and the tariff elimination on medical devices and pharmaceutical products in particular is good news for Irish exporters", said Mr Adams. (more...)
China-India Stand-off Escalated, Chinese State Media Calls for Sikkim's Independence China-India Stand-off Escalated, Chinese State Media Calls for Sikkim's Independence
- July 07, 2017

India's prime minister Narendra Modi (R) will meet with United Kingdom prime minister Theresa May again. The current standoff began last month when a column of Chinese troops accompanied by construction vehicles and road-building equipment began moving south into what Bhutan considers its territory. (more...)
Donald Trump opens European trip with attack on United States news outlets Donald Trump opens European trip with attack on United States news outlets
- July 07, 2017

At a joint news conference with his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda , Trump said that North Korean leaders were "behaving in a very, very risky matter and something will have to be done about it". Trump had notably left out a mention of Article 5 during a speech in late May at NATO's new headquarters in Brussels. Mr. Trump also decried "the steady creep of government bureaucracy that drains the vitality and wealth of the people", citing the value of individual freedom and sovereignty, in ... (more...)
Colorado State hurricane forecasters increase chances for named and major storms Colorado State hurricane forecasters increase chances for named and major storms
- July 06, 2017

Spaghetti models take this potential system mainly west northwest and the general trend is for it to go north of the Caribbean. The system did not become better organized on Tuesday but conditions still favor the formation of a tropical cyclone, forecasters said. (more...)
Tension triggers on borders of Sikkim between India and China Tension triggers on borders of Sikkim between India and China
- July 06, 2017

India, which has a military presence in Bhutan, says its troops approached a Chinese army unit that entered the Doklam area of the Himalayan nation on June 16 and tried to build a road. China on Wednesday claimed that it has a "basic consensus" with Bhutan on the boundary and there is no dispute between two countries in the Doklam area, the centre of the current Sino-India military standoff. (more...)
Tropical Depression likely to form in the Atlantic this week Tropical Depression likely to form in the Atlantic this week
- July 05, 2017

If the storm forms, it will be the fourth of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season and would be named Don. Chief Meteorologist Casanova Nurse has your forecast at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 11:00 this evening. The wave is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms about 600 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. "Environmental conditions are expected to become more conducive for development, and a tropical depression could form later this week", a forecast outlook said. (more...)
Canada: millions of dollars in compensation to a former inmate of Guantanamo Canada: millions of dollars in compensation to a former inmate of Guantanamo
- July 05, 2017

Omar Khadr will receive at least Can$10 million ($8 million US) from the federal government for the treatment he was subjected to during his captivity, according to reports in the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star which cited anonymous sources. (more...)
Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest taking place on the Coney Island boardwalk Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest taking place on the Coney Island boardwalk
- July 05, 2017

In the case of the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest , the victor took home a cool $10,000, double the amount of the second-place finisher, according to Mark J. And for anyone who is interested in wagering on the contest, yes, you can do that, the odds to win are listed below as well. It was Chestnut's 10th win, and he felt hungry for more afterward. (more...)
Joe Root quiz: How much do you know about England's new skipper? Joe Root quiz: How much do you know about England's new skipper?
- July 05, 2017

How much do you know about England's new Test captain? With the Test series looming, English crowds will have to do without among one of the world's most entertaining batsmen but they can be reassured South Africa have learned to cope without him. (more...)
Prime Minister arrives in Israel on historic visit Prime Minister arrives in Israel on historic visit
- July 05, 2017

PM Modi will also meet Sandra Samuels and Moshe Holtzberg, survivors of 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. "This landmark resolution is a significant tool providing ministries and governmental agencies a roadmap and resources in order to implement PM Netanyahu's vision of further bolstering the relationship between both our countries", Israel envoy to India , Ambassador Daniel Carmon said. (more...)
Federation Internationale de Football Association president, Infantino insists VARs will be used at 2018 World Cup Federation Internationale de Football Association president, Infantino insists VARs will be used at 2018 World Cup
- July 04, 2017

Six game-changing decisions were overturned by VAR in Russian Federation and Fifa president Gianni Infantino told reporters " nothing is standing in the way " of the system being used next summer. In an answer which lasted almost nine minutes, Mutko, who is also head of the Russian Football Union (RFU), repeated previous denials concerning alleged doping in Russian football. (more...)
'Eight injured' in shooting outside French mosque 'Eight injured' in shooting outside French mosque
- July 04, 2017

French news site La Provence reported worshippers were leaving the mosque when two "hooded" men arrived in a Rebault Clio and opened fire. No one was seriously injured except 8 people including a 7-year-old girl who was lightly wounded. (more...)
Trump White House Staff Payroll Nearly $36 Million And Top-Heavy Trump White House Staff Payroll Nearly $36 Million And Top-Heavy
- July 04, 2017

For those who are unconvinced that this gap doesn't mean much, the NWLC reports that it causes women to earn roughly $10,000 less in median earnings per year. Another key difference between the Obama and Trump White House is the first lady's staff. Michelle Obama retained 24 staffers in the first year of the Obama White House. (more...)
Trump says media attacks to protect his agenda
- July 04, 2017

The video Trump tweeted is from WrestleMania 23 in 2007 when Trump competed versus WWE head Vince McMahon during a staged "battle of the billionaires" fight where each chose one wrestler to represent them. A few minutes after the tweet was posted from his personal account, the video was tweeted from the President's official account. At a Saturday appearance at the Kennedy Center, Trump suggested that the media tried to prevent his victory in the 2016 presidential election . (more...)
Vehicle crashed into group of pedestrians in Boston Vehicle crashed into group of pedestrians in Boston
- July 04, 2017

The injuries are of varying severity, Massachusetts State Police tell the station. Police closed the cab pool near the airport in order to investigate, officials said. Boston 25 News cited sources that said the taxi operator stayed on scene and appeared to have accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake. The crash occurred around 1:40 p.m. (more...)
France and Africa must forge ties to combat terrorism - Macron France and Africa must forge ties to combat terrorism - Macron
- July 04, 2017

The 16-minute video by Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen was released on Telegram on Saturday, just before French President Emmanuel Macron's arrival. These two agreements would seem to point towards a thaw in the relationship between the two presidents, which has seemed strained from the very first meeting after the two men exchanged a tense, white-knuckle handshake when they met at the NATO Summit earlier this year. (more...)
USA denies visas to Afghanistan's all-girl robotics team USA denies visas to Afghanistan's all-girl robotics team
- July 04, 2017

According to Forbes magazine they've been rejected for the one-week travel visa - despite making the risky 800 kilometre journey twice to Kabul, to the American Embassy, to be interviewed. First Global President Joe Sestak told Forbes he is disappointed that the "extraordinarily fearless young women" would not be present at the event. (more...)
Illinois Gov. Rauner to veto both tax revenue and spending budge Illinois Gov. Rauner to veto both tax revenue and spending budge
- July 04, 2017

She cited Southern Illinois University Carbondale's struggles as part of the reason why she voted yes. Like many state schools, it's had layoffs and declining enrollment as state funding has been drastically reduced during the impasse. State Rep. Jim Durkin, the Republican House Minority leader disagrees, arguing, "Putting a new spending bill with only three hours to review... to me is not an exercise in good faith". (more...)
Daesh Loses Control of Mosul Hospital to Iraqi Forces Daesh Loses Control of Mosul Hospital to Iraqi Forces
- July 03, 2017

The camp is located west of Ramadi, a city that was recaptured from IS along with Fallujah and other parts of Anbar province, but IS still controls areas closer to the Syrian border and carries out attacks in government-held territory. The jihadists made sure that the Nuri mosque was not captured intact, blowing it up as Iraqi forces closed in, along with its famed leaning minaret - known affectionately as "Al-Hadba" (The Hunchback). (more...)
TV hosts charge Trump is unstable, accuse him of blackmail TV hosts charge Trump is unstable, accuse him of blackmail
- July 03, 2017

US President Donald Trump's White House is clarifying his allegations about wire tapping by US President Barack Obama. Trump also escalated his war with media at an event to honour U.S. But a source said Scarborough was the one begging, turning to Trump senior adviser Jared Kushner to ask about The Enquirer article, according to Fox News . (more...)
What Would Happen If Republicans Repeal Obamacare But Don't Replace It? What Would Happen If Republicans Repeal Obamacare But Don't Replace It?
- July 03, 2017

In June 2015, the Congressional Budget Office projected that such an outright repeal would add $137 billion to the federal deficit between 2016 and 2025 and leave 24 million nonelderly adults without health coverage between 2021 and 2025. The winners: billionaires, like Donald Trump, who would receive about $560 billion in tax cuts over 10 years. Fewer than one in five Americans approve of the Senate health care bill , according to an NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll released Wednesday, and ... (more...)
NJ Government Shuts Down Over Horizon Dispute
- July 03, 2017

The last time that New Jersey experienced a government crisis was when the government was shut down in 2006 under the Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine. In other places like ME, lawmakers are working into the weekend to put in place spending plans for the fiscal year that started Saturday. (more...)
Travel ban doesn't really protect us Travel ban doesn't really protect us
- July 03, 2017

In a message on Twitter, Albright ripped Trump for the "cruelty" of his executive order, which the Supreme Court this week allowed to take partial effect pending court arguments in the fall. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, in coordination with the Departments of State and Justice, has provided guidance to its workforce regarding the adjudication of refugee applications to ensure proper implementation of EO 13780 in light of the Supreme Court's order. (more...)
Second Chinese Long March-5 mission fails Second Chinese Long March-5 mission fails
- July 03, 2017

Further investigation will be carried out, according to Xinhua. The payload is the Shijian-18 experimental communications satellite destined for geostationary orbit. The rocket boosts the country's lift capabilities by 2.5 times, using new, cleaner fuels than older Long March series rockets. The Long March 5's maiden test flight past year had launched Shijian 17. (more...)
SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 388 SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 388
- July 02, 2017

Forecasters said it won't take much wind to bring down trees in areas with really soggy ground. Parts of north and central Alabama have been placed under flash flood watches that will extend into the evening. The National Weather Service in Tulsa predicts the storms decrease in intensity as they move eastward. In Luzerne County, scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible before 3 p.m., with chances growing until thunderstorms are likely after 4 p.m. (more...)
State charges dropped against teens accused of arson in Gatlinburg wildfire State charges dropped against teens accused of arson in Gatlinburg wildfire
- July 02, 2017

Isaacs also expressed his belief that the November 23 Chimney Top Fires did not cause the Gatlinburg fires. The Gatlinburg wildfires killed 14 people and damaged thousands of structures. Also at that press conference, the chief ranger for the park said that U.S. Attorney deferred prosecution of the case. Upon review, officials said due to several factors-including unprecedented wind of over 80 miles per hour-they can not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the teens were criminally ... (more...)
Man arrested in connection with missing Chinese student Man arrested in connection with missing Chinese student
- July 02, 2017

Zhang went missing on that day after getting into a black Saturn Astra vehicle about five blocks from where she got off a bus as she was heading to an apartment complex to sign a lease. Based on their surveillance and other evidence, authorities with the Federal Bureau of Investigation stated they believe Zhang is probably not alive any longer. (more...)
In PM Modi's Speech, A Message For Mamata And Congress Too In PM Modi's Speech, A Message For Mamata And Congress Too
- July 02, 2017

The RBI report said, "Small businesses may not register; a trader may under-report actual sales; traders may reduce their liability by exaggerating the proportion of lower tax slabs; tax authorities need to guard against traders who collected tax but were not remitted by the government; traders may make false claims for refunds". (more...)
World leaders bid farewell to 'patriot' Helmut Kohl World leaders bid farewell to 'patriot' Helmut Kohl
- July 02, 2017

The ceremony was proposed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, who was nicknamed "Junior" by Mr Kohl and who described the German after his death as "my mentor, my friend (and) the very essence of Europe". "I express deep sorrow on the passing of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl ", he said. Kohl was the leader who united Germany with a determined and steady hand. (more...)
Chance of scattered thunderstorms, showers throughout evening Chance of scattered thunderstorms, showers throughout evening
- July 02, 2017

IF storms manage to make it down into northeast KS tonight a few storms may still be strong to produce small hail and gusty winds but severe weather is not expected. The silver lining: Conditions will improve for a few days, with plenty of sunshine and highs in 80s on Sunday and Monday . According to the weather service, an upper level disturbance will allow for the development of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon . (more...)
Powerball officially stops selling tickets in IL due to lack of funding Powerball officially stops selling tickets in IL due to lack of funding
- July 01, 2017

House Speaker Mike Madigan said the new budget has a decreased spending plan, by about two-and-a-half billion dollars, although residents would see an increase when it comes to their income tax rate. The association has demanded that Illinois cease participation in the games this week unless the state Legislature and Gov. Bruce Rauner reach an agreement ensuring Illinois can continue paying its share of the prizes, Illinois Lottery officials said. (more...)
House Passes Two Immigration Bills Ahead of July 4 Recess House Passes Two Immigration Bills Ahead of July 4 Recess
- July 01, 2017

That will require significant Democratic support , which is unlikely. The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act calls for strengthening the law to end sanctuary policies that shield unlawful and criminal aliens from federal immigration enforcement. (more...)
Texas court questions right of benefits for gay spouses Texas court questions right of benefits for gay spouses
- July 01, 2017

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a state court ruling allowing Arkansas to refuse to list both same-sex spouses on birth certificates, clarifying the scope of protections provided by its gay marriage decision. "Equality Texas is hopeful that the City of Houston will appeal this horrendous decision to the United States Supreme Court in order to ensure equality for the marriages of all Texans". (more...)
Donald Trump Will Still Sell Oil to Mexico 'Under the Wall' Donald Trump Will Still Sell Oil to Mexico 'Under the Wall'
- July 01, 2017

A special permit is needed for LNG exports to countries without a free-trade agreement and Trump has questioned legacy agreements with many US trade partners. "We've withdrawn the United States from the one-sided Paris Climate Accord ". He has already approved the sale of more American natural gas to South Korea as well as the construction of a new petroleum pipeline to Mexico. (more...)