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US Increases Military Pressure around N. Korea US Increases Military Pressure around N. Korea
- August 19, 2017

That prompted North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to say the maneuvers were an act of aggression and said he was "carefully examining" a plan to launch missiles toward the Pacific island, to create an "enveloping fire" around the US Pacific territory. (more...)
Sources suggest secret negotiations taking place between North Korea and US Sources suggest secret negotiations taking place between North Korea and US
- August 18, 2017

In an unusually pointed statement on the ongoing fear of a USA attack on North Korea , South Korean President Moon Jae-in gave a speech insisting that he has absolute right to veto any U.S. In the meantime, Moon will abide by Trump's economic and diplomatic approach toward Pyongyang. Moon said he thinks Trump's belligerent words are meant to show a strong resolve for pressuring the North and don't necessarily display the willingness for military strikes. (more...)
Customers angry after learning Poland Spring doesn't come from a spring Customers angry after learning Poland Spring doesn't come from a spring
- August 18, 2017

The legal complaint, filed Tuesday, claims that Nestle is instead simply bottling common groundwater that doesn't qualify as spring water. The suit was filed by 11 plaintiffs from eight different states in a CT court on August 15. "Yet there is no photographic proof that even one such spring - much less eight - exists on or near defendant's sites in Maine". Consumers "would not buy, or would not pay premium prices for, Poland Spring Water products" if they knew the truth, reads the lawsuit ... (more...)
North Korea's grave threat demands concerted effort: McMaster North Korea's grave threat demands concerted effort: McMaster
- August 18, 2017

The top U.S. diplomat made no further comment about Kim's decision to suspend his plans to attack Guam with the apparent aim of reducing bilateral tensions and urging the USA to restrain its "foolish and stupid conduct", according to Pyongyang's state-run KCNA news agency. (more...)
Tillerson: US 'interested' in negotiating with North Korea Tillerson: US 'interested' in negotiating with North Korea
- August 18, 2017

Military leaders briefed Kim on the plan during that visit. Washington and Seoul say the exercises are defensive in nature and crucial to maintaining a deterrent against North Korean aggression. The Trump administration had no immediate comments on Kim's declaration. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said tensions on the Korean peninsula are at their highest level in decades and it's important "to dial down the rhetoric and to dial up diplomacy". (more...)
No war on Korean peninsula: South Korean President No war on Korean peninsula: South Korean President
- August 18, 2017

Moon's speech risks exacerbating a rift between the US and South Korea over the best approach to dealing with North Korea. Pyongyang's plans to fire missiles near Guam prompted a surge in tensions in the region last week, with U.S. Some 50,000 South Korean soldiers and about 25,000 USA troops participated previous year over two weeks in the so-called Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercises. (more...)
Three children found dead in Clinton home Three children found dead in Clinton home
- August 18, 2017

Donelan said the children had trauma to their bodies. "That is a lengthy process", Donelan said. As of a Friday afternoon press conference, police still weren't releasing the names of the children, or how they were related. She called it "one of the most hard scenes" that the department's officers have encountered, and said the department will provide counseling services to responding officers. (more...)
Trump invokes fake pig's blood myth hours after Barcelona attack Trump invokes fake pig's blood myth hours after Barcelona attack
- August 18, 2017

It was at least Trump's second reference to a story already labeled false past year, this time coming days after the president justified his equivocal response in assigning blame for violence in Charlottesville by saying that before he makes a statement, "I need the facts". (more...)
Medaria Arradondo confirmed as Minneapolis police chief Medaria Arradondo confirmed as Minneapolis police chief
- August 18, 2017

He will serve out the rest of Harteau's term, which runs through January 2019. Arradondo, who joined the department 28 years ago, had served as acting chief since the resignation in July of JaneƩ Harteau. "We have to set clear measurable objectives and move past platitudes", she said. While several council members said they would consider an outside candidate to fill Harteau's post, Arradondo's nomination sailed through two council committees with enthusiastic community support. (more...)
2 police officers injured in south St. Louis crash
- August 18, 2017

Police say officers were conducting an undercover investigation when the suspect drove off. The officers were taken to the hospital and listed in stable condition. Friday in south St. Louis, and it wasn't immediately clear if the police vehicle was struck accidentally or on goal. Authorities say they found two guns and suspected drugs in the suspect's auto. (more...)
Allenstown murderer Bob Evans's true name is revealed Allenstown murderer Bob Evans's true name is revealed
- August 18, 2017

With the help of DNA evidence, the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office has now tied Rasmussen to those bodies. When an elderly couple mentioned to him that they desperately wanted a child, he offered up his daughter for a "two-week trial period", then disappeared. (more...)
Why is seeing a solar eclipse so special? Why is seeing a solar eclipse so special?
- August 18, 2017

Those in this zone will see the eclipse in its totality (i.e., when the moon appears to cover the sun). "The eclipse was causing the cows to moo more than usually, as if synchronized with totality", he said. Simply use a pushpin to punch a small hole in a sheet of cardboard, he said, and hold the sheet toward the sun, aiming the hole at a sheet of paper. Hanna Johnson sporting the solar eclipse glasses needed to observe the event safely. (more...)
Pro-government assembly in Venezuela takes congress' powers Pro-government assembly in Venezuela takes congress' powers
- August 18, 2017

Venezuelan intelligence officers raided the home of the former attorney general, who was sacked this month after she broke ranks with President Nicolas Maduro, while her replacement urged the arrest of her lawmaker husband. "The question is whether this is the peace he's looking for: creating a law that gives him and his obedient supreme court judiciary powers to lock up dissidents for 25 years", Tamara Taraciuk, head Venezuela researcher for Human Rights Watch, said in a Wednesday telephone ... (more...)
Trump should resign, says Al Gore Trump should resign, says Al Gore
- August 18, 2017

Gore made the comments in a climate change video he made with LADbible , an entertainment website, ahead of the release of his new film An Inconvenient Sequel: A Truth to Power . He has promoted Cabinet members like Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt and Energy Department head Rick Perry who do not believe human action is a primary cause of global warming and withdrawn the United States from the Paris Agreement, a global accord signed by almost 200 countries to lower ... (more...)
We are all recipients of God's grace through Jesus We are all recipients of God's grace through Jesus
- August 18, 2017

What follows is a string of questions to justify that we can not give thanks always. We will call white supremacy what it is: sin. It would be a salutary help toward humility if we let the account of the Canaanite woman remind us that if we have found healing in the house of Jesus, it is only because we are foreigners who have been allowed to come in from the outside. (more...)
Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM): Some of the key technical areas
- August 18, 2017

SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY) has risen 11.23% since August 17, 2016 and is uptrending. A key indicator that can help investors determine if a stock might be a quality investment is the Return on Equity or ROE. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh reported 0.42% of its portfolio in Realty Income Corp (NYSE:O). In terms of relative volume, these shares are trading at 2.07x their normal volume. (more...)
Ex-hurricane Gert and it's effect on our weekend weather Ex-hurricane Gert and it's effect on our weekend weather
- August 18, 2017

Tonight, showers will be scattered, with lowest temperatures between 9 to 12 degrees Celsius. It will be breezy for a time tomorrow, Saturday, but will be the best day of the weekend, bringing a lot of dry weather, mixed with cloud and sunny spells. (more...)
Punjab police and ATS arrested two operatives of banned terrror
- August 18, 2017

Jaswant is a close associate of Jagtar Singh Hawara, former BKI India chief arrested for assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh. Balwant Singh was arrested from a Gurudwara on Nadan Mahal road on Wednesday evening. In Chandigarh, a Punjab police spokesperson said Kala had masterminded the targeted killings of Paras Mani, a religious leader and head of Dera Baba Farid, at Khukhrana village of Moga in 2014; and of Gurdev Singh, a Dera Sacha Sauda follower, in Burj Jawahar ... (more...)
Penn State, Franklin agree on contract extension Penn State, Franklin agree on contract extension
- August 18, 2017

According to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports, Franklin has signed a 6-year deal worth an average of $5.8 million per year. With Franklin's new deal, three of the six highest-paid coaches in college football are in the Big Ten East (with Ohio State's Urban Meyer and Michigan's Jim Harbaugh being the others). (more...)
United States and South Korea to Conduct Military Exercises on August 21-31 United States and South Korea to Conduct Military Exercises on August 21-31
- August 18, 2017

Chung also said he is unequivocally opposed to the withdrawal of US forces from the Korean peninsula. The Ulchi-Freedom Guardian drills have taken place every two years and will kick off just as the USA prepares for a total solar eclipse that will track across the entire country. (more...)
North Korea Targets US Capitol in Latest Propaganda Posters North Korea Targets US Capitol in Latest Propaganda Posters
- August 18, 2017

In describing the posters, North Korean media emphasize that the scenarios depicted represent the people's will to "bring a final victory in the confrontation with the US the moment the USA reckless attempt at preemptive strike is detected". (more...)
Chase The 2017 Solar Eclipse Live With Twitter Chase The 2017 Solar Eclipse Live With Twitter
- August 18, 2017

While Staten Island is not in the path of totality during the total solar eclipse on Monday , a partial eclipse will still be visible from the borough - but just how much we will see is dependent on the weather. Among the coverage plans, KGW intends to have a crew on a plane over the Pacific Ocean to film views of the eclipse; KTVB will produce a 2-hour television special; and KSDK will be live in Carbondale, Illinois, at a NASA official viewing location. (more...)
Cleveland Clinic Reverses Decision To Hold Fundraiser At Trump Resort Cleveland Clinic Reverses Decision To Hold Fundraiser At Trump Resort
- August 18, 2017

A hospital whose guiding principal is "putting the patient's needs first" shouldn't be putting money in the pocket of a president trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act , cut funding for medical research and block certain foreign doctors from training here. (more...)
China, US to further improve military ties China, US to further improve military ties
- August 18, 2017

Dunford says: " As long as the threat in North Korea exists we need to maintain a high state of readiness to respond to that threat ". He told reporters that Pentagon leaders had a military solution for Pyongyang in place. US officials say they've attempted to use it, but that the Chinese side has never answered their requests. "The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!" "Official military talks with the U.S. (more...)
China signs deals with 69 entities under Belt and Road China signs deals with 69 entities under Belt and Road
- August 18, 2017

Countries along the routes account for 43 per cent of the world's population. As many as 69 countries and organisations have officially signed up to China's "Belt and Road" trade and investment initiative, the country's top economic planner said on Thursday. (more...)
Six Flags Over Texas 86's Confederate Flag Amid Uproar Six Flags Over Texas 86's Confederate Flag Amid Uproar
- August 18, 2017

In light of a recent efforts to remove Confederate symbols from American cities, Six Flags has made a decision to stop flying the Confederate flag, as well as other historic flags, at its theme parks. Park officials told TMZ it felt park patrons were "astute enough to know the difference" between the Confederate States of America flag and the Confederate Battle flag, which is commonly associated with white supremacy. (more...)
Another Turnbull government minister has dual citizenship - but won't stand aside Another Turnbull government minister has dual citizenship - but won't stand aside
- August 18, 2017

Australia's constitution bans dual citizens from parliament on the basis that lawmakers should be loyal exclusively to the country in which they were elected. Fiona Nash in parliament yesterday. This would be the second resort within 18 months to the anti-democratic powers held by the Queen's representative, after Turnbull a year ago asked the governor-general to prorogue the parliament to pave the way for a double dissolution election of both houses. (more...)
Two teens die after Amtrak train slams into vehicle at railroad crossing Two teens die after Amtrak train slams into vehicle at railroad crossing
- August 18, 2017

Investigators are not releasing any names yet. The collision happened near south Folsom and west South Street. Two teen-age boys died when an Amtrak train crashed into their vehicle at a railroad crossing in southwestern Lincoln. Police described the probe into the crash as a joint investigation that includes Amtrak and BNSF Railroad officials. Counselors were available for students at both schools Friday. (more...)
40% of Americans now say they want Trump impeached 40% of Americans now say they want Trump impeached
- August 18, 2017

Cohen represents Tennessee's 9th District, which includes most of Memphis. " President Trump has failed the presidential test of moral leadership". Meanwhile, Rep. Brad Sherman of the Democrats has earlier moved an impeachment article against the President, accusing him of obstruction of justice and interfering with the ongoing federal investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. (more...)
Vietnamese-American Arrested For Destroying Confederate Statue in North Carolina Vietnamese-American Arrested For Destroying Confederate Statue in North Carolina
- August 18, 2017

Police have blocked the road in front of the old Durham County Courthouse at 201 E. Main St. ahead of a rumored white supremacist protest, reported WRAL.com , which is following the demonstrations with a live report. They - along with Takiyah Thompson, Ngoc Loan Tran, Dante Strobino and Peter Gilbert - face charges that include felony rioting and defacing a public monument. (more...)