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John Menzies pulls out of DX merger John Menzies pulls out of DX merger
- August 14, 2017

DX shareholder Gatemore Capital Management had threatened to block the merger unless terms were "markedly improved". The company was preparing to buy Menzies' distribution arm in a deal aimed at bolstering DX after a profit warning in February that cited a challenging courier market and margin pressure in its freight business. (more...)
Second Iranian UAV Incident In A Week Second Iranian UAV Incident In A Week "Unsafe and Unprofessional"
- August 14, 2017

The drone "made several passes in close proximity to Nimitz and its escort ships during active flight operations, coming within 1,000 feet of US aircraft" and was unresponsive to repeated radio calls to establish communications, the Navy said in a statement today. (more...)
USA will not stand by while Venezuela collapses into dictatorship: Pence
- August 14, 2017

Santos said no Latin America country would accept any form of US military intervention in Venezuela and that it should never even be considered. "The president's call for unity yesterday, though, was from the heart". Pence said Sunday that Trump "stated clearly that he condemns hate and violence in all of its forms". Two days after US administration imposed sanctions on Venezuela, Trump said Friday that a military option against Venezuela was on the table, describing the situation there as ... (more...)
Trump aide: Tillerson has no say in military matters Trump aide: Tillerson has no say in military matters
- August 14, 2017

This is the president of the United States threatening a nuclear armed country, whether you want to accept it or not, a country that is armed with nuclear weapons with 'fire and fury the likes of which the world has never seen'. The secretary's remarks come as reports indicate the North Koreans have produced a miniature nuclear device for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). (more...)
Suspect in deadly Virginia vehicle ramming due in court Suspect in deadly Virginia vehicle ramming due in court
- August 14, 2017

The 20-year-old OH man police say accelerated his auto into a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville , Virginia in an incident that left one dead and 19 injured "thought the Nazis were pretty cool guys", according to his former history teacher. (more...)
Hundreds attend vigil in solidarity with Charlottesville Hundreds attend vigil in solidarity with Charlottesville
- August 14, 2017

Organizers, including those in CT, are calling for emergency action in response to that violence. Adding, "We stand FOR a community that has NO HATE". "I don't think you can be too young to learn lessons about what happens", said Jason Garnar on bringing his son Nolan, 10, to the vigil. And it's an embarrassment. (more...)
Germany slams 'repulsive' far-right march in US Germany slams 'repulsive' far-right march in US
- August 14, 2017

The event stood "in complete contrast to everything which the chancellor and the entire (German) Federal government are working towards", Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert told reporters in Berlin. A 20-year-old from OH identified as James Alex Fields, who was pictured taking part in one of the far-right rallies, plowed into a crowd of people with his Dodge Challenger, killing one person and injuring 19 others. (more...)
Endangered missing child advisory issued for Trumbull County girl Endangered missing child advisory issued for Trumbull County girl
- August 14, 2017

They are driving a white 2012 Infinity QX56 SUV with OH license plate FSE 9009. Williams is believed to be driving a 2012 white Affinity sport utilty vehicle. She has a medical condition and did not take her medication with her. Those with information on her whereabouts are asked to call their local police department or Hubbard Police Det. (more...)
Mattis, Tillerson say United States prefers diplomacy to change N. Korea Mattis, Tillerson say United States prefers diplomacy to change N. Korea
- August 14, 2017

North Korean ambassadors to China, the United Nations and Russian Federation are among key envoys who have returned home for a joint meeting, reported South Korea's Yonhap news agency. "The US has no interest in regime change or accelerated reunification of Korea", Mattis and Tillerson wrote . But Tillerson and Mattis suggest things should work differently, and that North Korea should pause its illegal hostilities before the U.S. (more...)
Top US General to Meet Moon Amid N.Korea Tensions
- August 14, 2017

Extended deterrence refers to the US commitment to mobilize its full range of conventional and strategic military assets including nuclear capability to protect its allies. "I am confident that the United States will respond to the current situation in a calm and responsible manner in line with our policy direction". No peace deal has been signed, meaning the two Koreas remain technically at war. (more...)
What We Know About Driver Charged In Deadly Charlottesville Crash
- August 14, 2017

He is charged with second-degree murder, malicious wounding and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death. In several photos uploaded by the Anti-Defamation League and reported on by the New York Daily News , a man who appears to be Fields is seen holding a shield that appears consistent with that of self-proclaimed fascist group Vanguard America. (more...)
Police identify Stratford woman who died in fatal shooting Police identify Stratford woman who died in fatal shooting
- August 14, 2017

A 27 year old female and a 24 year old male were both shot during what police are describing as an "isolated incident", police said on their Twitter page. (more...)
Rishi Kapoor gets trolled for wishing 'Independence Day' to Pakistan Rishi Kapoor gets trolled for wishing 'Independence Day' to Pakistan
- August 14, 2017

It read - Wishing all my friends from Pakistan a Happy "Youm -e- Azaadi" ka din. "Let peace, brotherhood and love prevail". Rishi Kapoor, undaunted by repeated trolling, has posted another tweet about Pakistan, this one an Independence Day greeting. (more...)
Trump Calls KKK, Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists 'Repugnant' Trump Calls KKK, Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists 'Repugnant'
- August 14, 2017

The racially charged marches quickly resulted in critics linking President Donald Trump to white supremacists. "We have a lot of grieving, a lot of work to do as a city and as a country". Ivanka pointedly used the terms "racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis", while her father's Saturday afternoon statement only referred generally to "hated and bigotry". (more...)
Charlottesville attack: White supremacists 'empowered' by Trump Charlottesville attack: White supremacists 'empowered' by Trump
- August 14, 2017

Field has been arrested and charged for the murder of 32-year-old Heather Heyer , a paralegal from nearby Greene County. On Sunday morning, at least three top Trump advisers appeared on morning talk shows and defended his vague " many sides" remarks, though later in the day comments from Trump's team became more explicit. (more...)
Sayre Man Accused Of Plotting To Car Bomb Downtown OKC Bank Sayre Man Accused Of Plotting To Car Bomb Downtown OKC Bank
- August 14, 2017

Varnell was in contact with a confidential source working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who tracked his activities and provided him inert parts for the bomb. Varnell is charged with attempting to use explosives to destroy a building in interstate commerce. "I can assure the public, without hesitation, that we had Varnell's actions monitored every step of the way". (more...)
Several Vigils Held In Connecticut After Violent White Supremacist Rally Several Vigils Held In Connecticut After Violent White Supremacist Rally
- August 14, 2017

After hours brawls between the pro-rally far-right figures and anti-racism protesters, a sport auto ploughed into the crowd at the rally, killing a 32-year-old local woman and injuring 19. Over one hundred activists and public officials attended a rally in West Hartford center, where Gov. Malloy condemned the violence and said the events in Virginia should not be tolerated. (more...)
Powerball jackpot tops $400 million Powerball jackpot tops $400 million
- August 14, 2017

Lottery leaders say the victor has a year from the drawing date to cash it in. The bad news is that the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are one in 292 million - compared with the odds of one in 252 million for Mega Millions . The estimated grand prize is $393 million. It's the 12th largest jackpot in US lottery history. A Raymond store has sold a million-dollar Powerball ticket. (more...)
US Security Leaders Say North Korea War Not Imminent, But Danger Looms
- August 14, 2017

When North Korea on Thursday repeated a threat against Guam, saying it was working on a plan to launch missiles into the waters near the USA territory, Roh Jae-cheon, spokesman of South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, appeared on TV to declare that Seoul and Washington were prepared to "immediately and sternly punish" any provocation by the North. (more...)
Victim in Virginia melee wept for social justice, her boss says Victim in Virginia melee wept for social justice, her boss says
- August 14, 2017

In the hours after a auto plowed into a group of anti-racist counter-protesters on Saturday, Trump addressed the violence in broad strokes, saying that he condemns "in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides , on many sides". (more...)
Groups in Kansas gather for solidarity after violence in Virginia Groups in Kansas gather for solidarity after violence in Virginia
- August 14, 2017

Counter protests of Saturday's white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia broke out across the country August 13, including several in Marquette and Escanaba. Solidarity marches were organized in major cities across the United States. Protesters are also in front of Trump Tower in NY, and elsewhere around the country to decry hatred and racism. (more...)
Congress denies Priyanka will be 'Working President' Congress denies Priyanka will be 'Working President'
- August 14, 2017

The DNA report quotes a CWC member: "It wasn't a casual question". The CWC member also added that enthroning of Priyanka would bring a lot of merits. In the meeting, senior Congress leaders, including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, suggested if Priyanka Gandhi should be made the Working President of the grand old party. (more...)
Terrorists in Kashmir valley now on the run: Jaitley Terrorists in Kashmir valley now on the run: Jaitley
- August 14, 2017

He said Indian forces were dominating along the Line of Control (LoC) and the worldwide border, making it hard for terrorists to cross over. "Today, no big militant can dream of committing terror acts and continue to terrorise the Valley for decades". (more...)
Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRS) Trading Up 8.9% Following Earnings Beat
- August 14, 2017

The SI to Coherus Biosciences Incorporated's float is 13.78%. The company's 3-months average volume stands at 0.86 million. It has outperformed by 0.92% the S&P500. Tourmaline Oil had 28 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wellington Management Group LLP boosted its position in Coherus BioSciences by 2.6% in the first quarter. (more...)
Vigils held in South Florida for Charlottesville Vigils held in South Florida for Charlottesville
- August 14, 2017

Luanne Andes of Columbia was one of them. Adding, "We stand FOR a community that has NO HATE". "We have the backs of people who are being singled out and oppressed", Rebekkah Dorris said. Organizers say the goal is to send a message of peace. The driver of the vehicle, 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr.is in police custody and has been charged with second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and failing to stop at the scene of a crash that resulted in a death, according to ... (more...)
Dalai Lama cancels Botswana visit, says he's 'exhausted' Dalai Lama cancels Botswana visit, says he's 'exhausted'
- August 14, 2017

He transferred his political authority in 2011 to the democratically elected leader putting an end to the 368-year old tradition of the Dalai Lamas functioning as both the spiritual and temporal head of Tibet. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang last month called for Botswana to "earnestly respect" China's sovereignty, and "make the right decision" on Tibet-related issues. (more...)
John Oliver Slams Donald Trump for Comments on Charlottesville Violence - Watch Here! John Oliver Slams Donald Trump for Comments on Charlottesville Violence - Watch Here!
- August 14, 2017

Over the weekend, the world but particularly the United States of America was fixated on the frightful display of hate in Charlottesville, Virginia. But as Oliver puts it, "A non-answer in a moment like this is an answer". The President has been heavily praised from the extreme right, with white supremacist site The Daily Stormer wrote: 'No condemnation at all. When asked to condemn he just walked out of the room. (more...)
Mass. Officer on Va. Rally Crash: 'Hahahaha Love This' Mass. Officer on Va. Rally Crash: 'Hahahaha Love This'
- August 14, 2017

Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri said Saturday that the department is investigating whether the post warrants disciplinary action. Forget yesterday's news. is annoyed by all the attention his comments have received, MassLive reports. "I am not a racist and I don't believe in what any of the protesters are doing", he said. (more...)
Rare white moose spotted crossing lake in Sweden Rare white moose spotted crossing lake in Sweden
- August 14, 2017

The BBC reports that the whiteness of the moose is due to a "genetic mutation" that causes its colour to turn white - rather than because the moose is albino and lacking pigment. A white elk photographed in Värmland in July. Swedish cameraman Hans Nilsson, who is also a local councillor for the Eda district in Sweden , posted two videos of the animal onto his Facebook page. (more...)
Indianapolis man injured when he crashes into Brown Co. barn Indianapolis man injured when he crashes into Brown Co. barn
- August 14, 2017

Emergency crews were called around 4:00 p.m.to Nineveh Road near Cordry Road for an accident involving an ORV. An Indianapolis man was flown to IU Health-Methodist Hospital with a critical head injury. Officers said Oder was not wearing protective gear at the time of the accident, which remains under investigation. Alcohol is believed to have played a role in the crash. (more...)