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Alabama Authorities Recapture 11 of 12 Escaped Inmates Alabama Authorities Recapture 11 of 12 Escaped Inmates
- August 01, 2017

Sheriff Underwood acknowledged in a Monday press conference that the story may "sound crazy" but that his prisoners were, in his words, "crazy like a fox". You have to stay on your toes. According to AL.com, 11 of the 12 escapees were recaptured by morning. Officers were using a state helicopter Monday to assist in the search for 24-year-old Brady Andrew Kilpatrick of Cordova, who escaped while jailed on drug charges. (more...)
Tigers trade Justin Wilson, Alex Avila to Cubs Tigers trade Justin Wilson, Alex Avila to Cubs
- August 01, 2017

The Cubs already acquired left-handed ace Jose Quintana from the Chicago White Sox , and now they reportedly are close to picking up another talented lefty. Candelario, 23, is the centerpiece of the deal for the Tigers. He is ready to hit in the major leagues, but as a corner infielder, he was stuck behind Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo in Chicago. (more...)
No action on school funding bill as IL lawmakers end special session No action on school funding bill as IL lawmakers end special session
- August 01, 2017

Bruce Rauner . The future of state funding for IL schools is still up in the air Monday afternoon. General state aid is based primarily on the local property wealth within each school district. Rauner gave Democrats a Monday deadline to send him a funding bill they approved in May so he could use his veto power to strip some money for Chicago Public Schools. (more...)
Trump on North Korea: 'We handle everything' Trump on North Korea: 'We handle everything'
- August 01, 2017

The top Democrat in the Senate on Tuesday called on President Donald Trump to block Chinese investments in the United States in an effort to pressure China "to help rein in North Korea's threatening and destabilizing behavior". Trump declared on Twitter on Sunday, after North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile in defiance of United Nations sanctions. The reported recent tightening of China's outbound foreign direct investment (OFDI) controls in tandem with state funding for ... (more...)
Trump names John Kelly as new chief of staff, replacing Reince Priebus Trump names John Kelly as new chief of staff, replacing Reince Priebus
- July 31, 2017

Other RNC allies brought aboard included Spicer and Kate Walsh, who became deputy White House chief of staff . Walsh is now gone, and Spicer is on his way out. "I resigned privately yesterday", Priebus told The Wall Street Journal Friday, but the Washington Post reported Friday White House officials said Priebus was forced out of the job on Friday. (more...)
Reince Priebus: Trump 'wanted to go a different direction' Reince Priebus: Trump 'wanted to go a different direction'
- July 31, 2017

Priebus told allies that he had offered his resignation to Trump on Thursday. All but seven chiefs of staff have lasted at least one year in the job. Kilpatrick said in a post from the Wall Street Journal that despite what seems obvious to most who see the photo, he didn't sense any tension between the men. (more...)
Two officials killed amid violence in Venezuela vote Two officials killed amid violence in Venezuela vote
- July 31, 2017

The death of a candidate in Venezuela's highly contested elections taking place on Sunday is being investigated after a group of assailants entered his home and fired several shots, a local prosecutor has said, according to the Venezuelan Public Ministry. (more...)
Panamagate Verdict Ousting Nawaz Sharif Will Not Change Pakistan's Approach To India Panamagate Verdict Ousting Nawaz Sharif Will Not Change Pakistan's Approach To India
- July 31, 2017

To assume the post of prime minister, Shahbaz Sharif needs approval from parliament, but PML-N has a comfortable majority in the 342-seat house. The quick handover looks to ease political upheaval sparked by the Supreme Court's decision on Friday to disqualify Sharif for concealing his assets. (more...)
Boy Scouts return home after trip to National Scout Jamboree Boy Scouts return home after trip to National Scout Jamboree
- July 31, 2017

At a huge Boy Scout jamboree in West Virginia on Monday, Trump railed against ObamaCare and said Price had "better" deliver the votes in Congress to repeal the law. "I think what it highlighted is the seriousness with which he takes this issue". On Thursday, Michael Surbaugh , Chief Scout Executive of the #Boy Scouts of America, issued an apology to the scouting community in response to #President Trump's controversial speech at the 2017 National Scout #Jamboree in Beaver, West ... (more...)
Obamacare repeal is dead for now. What could that mean for you? Obamacare repeal is dead for now. What could that mean for you?
- July 31, 2017

Shares of health insurers, which had fought against the bill's proposed repeal of the mandate that Americans obtain insurance, were up. Sen. John McCain , R-Ariz., was among the Republicans who voted "no.' There were gasps and applause from the Senate floor when McCain voted". (more...)
Chinese military displays conventional, Nuclear missiles at parade Chinese military displays conventional, Nuclear missiles at parade
- July 31, 2017

It is the first time a parade has been held to mark the founding of the PLA. At the parade, Xi said China needed a strong military more than ever. While National Security Advisor Ajit Doval held bilateral talks with his Chinese counterpart, State Councillor Yang Jiechi, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said last week that Indian officials had admitted to entering Chinese controlled territory, and demanded that the Indian troops withdraw. (more...)
Philippine mayor, 6 others killed in drug raids Philippine mayor, 6 others killed in drug raids
- July 31, 2017

Now Parojinog and his wife are dead, and Echaves is under arrest. Espenido said during a news conference that police used necessary force during the raid. Fisherman in the Philippines have said they have been dumping bodies of drug suspects on the orders of police, who human rights groups accuse of carrying out thousands of extra-judicial killings. (more...)
Weekend starts out gloomy and damp but improves greatly by Sunday Weekend starts out gloomy and damp but improves greatly by Sunday
- July 30, 2017

Temperatures drop into the upper 50s and low 60s tonight and there will be a few lingering showers, mainly before midnight. Expect mostly sunny skies with winds between 10-20 miles per hour. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear skies and mild temperatures develop Wednesday night, with a low of 66 degrees. Temperatures will range from 15 to 19 degrees. (more...)
Gunmen raid Kenyan deputy president's rural home Gunmen raid Kenyan deputy president's rural home
- July 30, 2017

NTV News said gunshots could still be heard from the scene. However, Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett said a GSU officer manning the gate to the DP's home was accosted by a lone machete wielding attacker. "The injured officer is undergoing treatment and is in a stable condition". None of the DP's family member was at the residence during the attack. (more...)
Firefighter Cuts Off Snake's Head; Attacked Woman Who Rescued It Firefighter Cuts Off Snake's Head; Attacked Woman Who Rescued It
- July 30, 2017

Listen to the 911 call below. " Ma'am, you have a what? " the dispatcher responded . She was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to WOIO . " It's biting my nose, there's blood everywhere ", the frightened woman exclaimed. Firefighters were able to rescue the woman from Sheffield Lake, Ohio , an area west of Cleveland. (more...)
US Lawmakers Expect More Sanctions on Venezuela Over Vote US Lawmakers Expect More Sanctions on Venezuela Over Vote
- July 30, 2017

This week's death toll topped last week's one-day strike, when five people were killed . Sunday's election of delegates to the assembly comes after almost four months of political upheaval that have resulted in more than 100 deaths and left thousands injured and detained. (more...)
Iran successfully tests long-delayed space rocket Iran successfully tests long-delayed space rocket
- July 29, 2017

The rocket launch violated United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Thursday. The test launch was reportedly carried out by Iran's Imam Khomeini National Space Center. "Progress in Iran's space program could shorten a pathway to an ICBM because space launch vehicles (SLV) use inherently similar technologies", the report said. (more...)
Blustery winds, rain and sunny spells set to continue next week Blustery winds, rain and sunny spells set to continue next week
- July 29, 2017

Somewhat cooler, with highs in the low to mid 80s. SATURDAY: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies develop, with a slight chance for a few rain showers across Southeast Kentucky. North winds at 5-10 miles per hour. Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66. The cooler, more comfortable weather will continue through Tuesday . (more...)
US Hits Iran With Sanctions After 'Provocative' Space Launch US Hits Iran With Sanctions After 'Provocative' Space Launch
- July 29, 2017

The United States has imposed new ballistic missiles sanctions on Iran in response to its launch of a satellite-carrying rocket into space a day earlier. He added that it was an "absolute right" of the Islamic Republic to launch the satellite-carrying rocket into space, saying the move was in full conformity with the country's worldwide commitments. (more...)
Trump Administration Says Gays Aren't Protected By Federal Civil Rights Act Trump Administration Says Gays Aren't Protected By Federal Civil Rights Act
- July 28, 2017

Understandably, it sparked outrage among LGBT organizations and advocates . In September 2010, [Donald] Zarda , a skydiver, filed a lawsuit in U.S. Earlier this month, LGBT rights group Lambda Legal , which represents the former security guard, said it would ask the high court to review the case. (more...)
3-year-old twins drown in backyard pool 3-year-old twins drown in backyard pool
- July 28, 2017

She ran outside and administered CPR while calling 911 on a speaker phone. She told the New York Post: "She has such difficulty with pregnancies so having three of them was just a super blessing, I can not even believe this is happening to her". (more...)
Venezuela's Maduro lashes out at 'insolent' USA sanctions Venezuela's Maduro lashes out at 'insolent' USA sanctions
- July 28, 2017

The sanctions were announced as a two-day national strike began in the country, organized by opposition groups. Opposition is intensifying protests as elections for the Constituent Assembly are scheduled for Sunday. "Living in Venezuela is a daily challenge because instead of thinking about going to the beach over the weekend, I must think about what will happen, if someone close to me will die in the protests and if I will have money to buy food", Maria Venegas who works as a teacher ... (more...)
Saakashvili sends tearful message to Ukrainian president after losing citizenship Saakashvili sends tearful message to Ukrainian president after losing citizenship
- July 28, 2017

Poroshenko's office confirmed to RFE/RL that Saakashvili's citizenship has been revoked , saying that it was done at the request of the Migration Service. Saakashvili, whose country was attacked by Russian forces in 2008 and who is despised by the Kremlin, has seemed a natural ally for Poroshenko whose country lost Crimea to annexation by Russia and is fighting a war against Moscow-backed separatists. (more...)
Los Angeles Times: US should stop the games with Iran nuclear agreement Los Angeles Times: US should stop the games with Iran nuclear agreement
- July 28, 2017

President Donald Trump to become law. "Iran will definitely respond to the USA hostile move", he noted. He went on to add that President Trump's press secretary had said he would likely sign it into law. "During the past six months, the new USA administration has certified Iran's commitment to the JCPOA for two times as it had no other choice, because the International Atomic Energy Agency has issued seven reports which clearly confirmed that Iran has abided by the deal", he explained. (more...)
Secretary of State Tillerson says he is 'not going anywhere' Secretary of State Tillerson says he is 'not going anywhere'
- July 28, 2017

Top US diplomat Rex Tillerson does not plan to step down, the state department has said, quashing reports citing differences with the White House. Before last week, Tillerson had strongly maintained he would see through his task of reorganizing the entire State Department after Trump's March budget proposal laid out plans to cut $10 billion from its roughly $47 billion in funding. (more...)
United Kingdom to ban petrol and diesel cars from 2040 - here's why United Kingdom to ban petrol and diesel cars from 2040 - here's why
- July 27, 2017

He signalled that he may support a limited scrappage scheme in the capital to help low-income families ditch their dirty diesel cars but opposed a wide-ranging one, stressing that such measures were generally poor value for money. The government is set to publish its wider Clean Air Strategy in 2018. The plan is to urge local jurisdictions to reduce emissions first, by fitting diesel vehicles with filters, changing road layouts and removing speed humps. (more...)
Chinese foreign minister accuses India of sparking border stand-off Chinese foreign minister accuses India of sparking border stand-off
- July 27, 2017

The article also described the Indian media as "hyper-nationalistic". China has told India repeatedly to withdraw troops from Doklam , which it calls as its own. Indian border guards have continued their presence in the region and China wants them to retreat to end the standoff. China has lauded Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's active foreign policy, saying that he has reformed the country's foreign investment policy and encouraged domestic enterprises to go into the worldwide ... (more...)
Channels activated to trace 39 Indians in Iraq: minister Channels activated to trace 39 Indians in Iraq: minister
- July 27, 2017

Swaraj said the government would continue its efforts to trace the missing Indians, majority construction labourers from Punjab, until it gets evidence of their death, adding that the Iraqi Foreign Minister had assured her of pursuing the matter. (more...)
Trump pressures Republicans to repeal, warns 'Obamacare is death' Trump pressures Republicans to repeal, warns 'Obamacare is death'
- July 27, 2017

So there is a chance he actually feels personally dishonored by the three women in the Senate who had the courage to stand up to the GOP and save millions from losing health care, but his energy would be better spent investing in a basic American geography course at the local adult education program. (more...)
The hilarious Chrissy Teigen tweet that made Donald Trump block her The hilarious Chrissy Teigen tweet that made Donald Trump block her
- July 26, 2017

Teigen's response? "Lolllllll no one likes you". Teigen is hardly the first Trump critic to get blocked - even before taking the presidency, Trump frequently blocked people whose messages he didn't like, including more than a few high profile critics. (more...)
United Kingdom courts must keep jurisdiction over European Union citizens' rights in Britain: Davis United Kingdom courts must keep jurisdiction over European Union citizens' rights in Britain: Davis
- July 26, 2017

Britain could be made to accept chlorine-washed chickens as part of its post-Brexit trade deal with the USA, under plans being pushed by International Trade Secretary Liam Fox . James McGrory of Open Britain said: "If the International Trade Secretary wants the public trust him, he needs to take the opportunity while he's in the USA to devour a chlorine-washed chicken live on camera". (more...)
Pope prays for ill baby Charlie Gard and parents
- July 26, 2017

Charlie Gard's parents have accused Great Ormond Street Hospital of putting "obstacles in the way" of him going home to die. It resulted in the case becoming a flashpoint for opposing views on health-care funding, medical intervention, the role of the state and the rights of the child after US-based pro-life activists flew to London to support Charlie's parents . (more...)
US Navy Ship Fires Warning Shot at Iranian Vessel in Persian Gulf US Navy Ship Fires Warning Shot at Iranian Vessel in Persian Gulf
- July 26, 2017

US Naval Forces Central Command has said the Iranian vessel stopped it's unsafe approach after the shots were fired. In January, the USS Mahan destroyer fired warning shots at four Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels that approached at high speed in the Strait of Hormuz. (more...)
Mihkelson: New US sanctions change perspective of Nord Stream 2
- July 26, 2017

Other affected projects could include Caspian Sea oil and gas projects, Ukraine gas transit and the Zohr field off the coast of Egypt, due to the participation of Russian companies. He said Brussels must be ready to act swiftly in case the United States takes measures ignoring the European Union's concerns. " Unilateral measures would undermine this", the Commission said. (more...)
Pope shuts off Vatican fountains amid drought Pope shuts off Vatican fountains amid drought
- July 26, 2017

The Vatican is shutting down its fountains in the midst of an ongoing drought, turning off around 100 fountains in the tiny city-state, some of which are centuries old. The Po valley is one of Italy's most fertile areas. As the sizzling heatwave continues, the Acea utility company has warned of drastic water rationing in Rome, which faces eight hours a day without running water after Zingaretti's order. (more...)
Hunt for Swiss chainsaw attacker widens Hunt for Swiss chainsaw attacker widens
- July 26, 2017

Authorities say the suspect has previous convictions for weapons offenses and has no fixed residence. A man suspected of wounding five people with a chainsaw was still on the loose Tuesday, and a massive manhunt was taking place on the Swiss-German border. (more...)
Army Injures 21 Palestinians Near Al-Aqsa Mosque, In Jerusalem
- July 25, 2017

Palestinians react following tear gas that was shot by Israeli forces after Friday prayer on a street outside Jerusalem's Old city Jul 21, 2017. Concerns over security grew after Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman held a meeting with top army and security officials over the simmering situation . (more...)
Chocolate bars, toilet rolls, and biscuits are all shrinking in Britain Chocolate bars, toilet rolls, and biscuits are all shrinking in Britain
- July 25, 2017

Products including toilet rolls, coffee and fruit juices are being affected by the so called phenomenon "shrinkflation" over the past five years, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS). M&M's and Minstrels have both been getting smaller by up to 15%. The data also showed that household items like toilet rolls were coming in smaller packages. (more...)
California woman arrested after posting deadly crash on Instagram California woman arrested after posting deadly crash on Instagram
- July 25, 2017

Later, she is seen shaking her sister's lifeless body, saying: " I killed my sister, but I don't care ". Wails the older sister after it suddenly dawns on her what has happened, 'I f-king killed my sister, OK? Look, I f--ing love my sister to death . (more...)
Jordan refuses to allow Israeli guard in shooting to leave country
- July 25, 2017

Two Jordanians were killed and an Israeli wounded in an apparent attack on the Israeli embassy in the Jordanian capital. Reports speculate that it may have something to do with the tensions in Israel and the Temple Mount. The guard was lightly hurt, the ministry said. Various Israeli security officials are holding talks with their Jordanian counterparts also in an attempt to resolve the matter. (more...)
Minneapolis police chief resigns in wake of shooting of unarmed Australian woman Minneapolis police chief resigns in wake of shooting of unarmed Australian woman
- July 24, 2017

Mayor Hodges had organized the presser to announce the resignation of Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau , who stepped down amid public outrage over last Saturday's shooting of Justine Damond , 40, by officer Mohamed Noor . They were startled by a loud noise and then Ruszczyk approached the driver's side of the vehicle and Noor, who was on the passenger side, fired his gun through the open driver's side window, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety . (more...)
8 found dead in tractor-trailer outside San Antonio Walmart 8 found dead in tractor-trailer outside San Antonio Walmart
- July 24, 2017

Barr also declined to identify the employee who asked police to conduct a welfare check on the truck. Medical examinations are pending, but the eight dead are believed to have perished from exposure, asphyxiation, and dehydration, according to a statement from the SAPD. (more...)
Unemployment Rises to 4.3 Percent in San Diego County in June Unemployment Rises to 4.3 Percent in San Diego County in June
- July 24, 2017

The state's unemployment rate has remained steady the past three months and has been the lowest in the country for four consecutive months, according to Gedney. Over the past year, the largest increases were seen for specialty construction contractors, 4,100 jobs; local government education, 3,500; and ambulatory health care services, 2,500. (more...)
Mattis: 'I think Baghdadi's alive' Mattis: 'I think Baghdadi's alive'
- 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. "We believe 99 percent he is alive". "That was a very good lead". The US again couldn't confirm the recent announcement by the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights it had verification of al-Baghdadi's death. (more...)
Mehbooba Mufti trashes Farooq Abdullah's talk about third party mediation Mehbooba Mufti trashes Farooq Abdullah's talk about third party mediation
- July 23, 2017

The NC leader said India has so many allies across the globe, which can be approached for settling the Kashmir issue and act as a mediator between India and Pakistan. You have an atom bomb and they too have atom bomb. "No results have come yet..." The money we spend on buying planes and other war machinery, if used for the poor farmers, then the country will develop rapidly. (more...)
Trump has blessed huge military aircraft carrier Trump has blessed huge military aircraft carrier
- July 23, 2017

Navy", Trump said. Former defense secretaries Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney were among a host of officials attending the commissioning ceremony. Four sailors stand on the deck of the USS Gerald R. Ford during the ships commissioning, just over a large banner that read "Made in the USA" on Saturday, July 22, 2017 . (more...)
Minority lawmakers to file petition before SC questioning martial law extension Minority lawmakers to file petition before SC questioning martial law extension
- July 23, 2017

Saturday's vote paved the way for the first extension of a period of martial law since the Marcos era. Fourteen, however, believed otherwise. Duterte had already beaten back a Supreme Court petition to declare martial law in Mindanao illegal. (more...)
US Refuses $50 Million In Reimbursements To Pakistan US Refuses $50 Million In Reimbursements To Pakistan
- July 23, 2017

Trump said that he wanted "to find out why we've been there for 17 years, how it's going and what we should do in in terms of additional ideas", according to the Military Times. The US in 2012 designated the Haqqani Network as a terrorist organization. Pakistan was allotted Dollars 900 million aid through the special fund by the United States. (more...)
Florida teens who recorded drowning and laughed could be charged Florida teens who recorded drowning and laughed could be charged
- July 23, 2017

Jamel Dunn, 32, of Cocoa, drowned in a Florida retention pond . "Ain't nobody going to help you, you dumb bitch". Audio from the recording includes statements like, "We're not gonna help your (expletive)". "I implore the State Attorney's Office to follow through and file the charges presented by the Cocoa Police Department! " he added. Canteloupe, speaking Friday, said pressing charges was "a way to hold them accountable for their own actions". (more...)
US Air Strike Accidentally Kills 16 Afghan Security Forces US Air Strike Accidentally Kills 16 Afghan Security Forces
- July 23, 2017

The United States in a statement confirmed that the airstrike on the Security Forces compound occurred during a US -supported operation against Taliban insurgents in the area. Mullah Haibatullah took over leadership of the Taliban after his predecessor, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour died in a USA drone strike in Pakistan in May, 2016. (more...)