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Trump orders civil rights investigation of race-fueled violence in Charlottesville Trump orders civil rights investigation of race-fueled violence in Charlottesville
- August 15, 2017

Trump's weekend statement blaming "all sides" for confrontations at a white nationalist rally provoked the raised-volume response common to events since he's become president, where accounts of what is going on vary greatly depending on who's doing the accounting. (more...)
Gallup: Trump Approval Hits All-Time Low Amid Carnage In Charlottesville Gallup: Trump Approval Hits All-Time Low Amid Carnage In Charlottesville
- August 15, 2017

Bush's low approval ratings when he left office after eight years. Democrats gave Trump a 7% job approval rating last week, while the reading for independents was at 29%. From a broader perspective, Trump's rating of 36% for the week ending August 13 was also by one point his lowest on a weekly basis. His previous lowest three-day rating was 35% from March 26 to 28. (more...)
Charlottesville victim 'always defended what she believed in,' mother says Charlottesville victim 'always defended what she believed in,' mother says
- August 15, 2017

A former teacher of Fields has said that Fields espoused extremist ideals at least since high school. Two Virginia State Police troopers died when a helicopter crashed in a wooded area near Charlottesville after monitoring the events. (more...)
Maduro's Son Threatens to Take Over White House With Rifles Maduro's Son Threatens to Take Over White House With Rifles
- August 15, 2017

Pence said he took issue with "the fact that many in the media are spending more time criticizing how the president addressed the issue yesterday". "The only path to peace is the restoration of democracy". Venezuela's leader Nicolas Maduro is exploiting local outrage by holding an "anti-imperialist" protest on Monday over President Donald Trump's military threat . (more...)
Mohan Bhagwat defies govt order, hoists national flag at Palakkad school Mohan Bhagwat defies govt order, hoists national flag at Palakkad school
- August 15, 2017

Collector P Marykutty said that political leaders hoisting flags in against law and only people's representatives or teachers can do it. Mr Bhagwat will hoist the flag at the local government school on the Independence Day on Tuesday. The tehsildar and deputy superintendent of police delivered the message to the school hours before the function scheduled for 9 am. The RSS affirmed that only Mohan Bhagwat would unfurl the national flag at the school. (more...)
S Korea President Moon urges calm on North, says war unthinkable S Korea President Moon urges calm on North, says war unthinkable
- August 15, 2017

The possibility of escalation is made even more acute by the lack of any means of official communication across the Demilitarized Zone, though there has been no easing of the barrage of inflammatory comments in the USA and the North since new sanctions against North Korea were announced last week. (more...)
Kiwi Labour MP Chris Hipkins outed as citizenship row instigator
- August 15, 2017

The tweet appears to act revenge for Joyce's harsh stance after the actress and her husband Johnny Depp illegally brought her two dogs into Australia . "However, Chris himself has acknowledged that had he known what those questions would be used for, he wouldn't have asked them". Serious questions have also been raised about other MPs in the Labor, One Nation and Liberal parties. (more...)
Tracking hate groups in the Mid Tracking hate groups in the Mid
- August 15, 2017

According to a report by the security company SafeHome, the average number of likes from Twitter posts from hate groups tripled in 2015, and then tripled again in 2016. SPLC has been monitoring hate groups since 1996. For example, one of the hate groups identified in Minnesota is called the Remnant Newspaper. At the weekend, groups including the Ku Klux Klan neo-Nazis marched through a Virginia college campus chanting "we will not be replaced" and holding flags bearing swastikas. (more...)
Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr visits UAE Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr visits UAE
- August 15, 2017

Closer ties with Sadr, who commands a large following among the urban poor of Baghdad and southern Iraq, would help Sunni states loosen Tehran's grip over Iraq's Shi'ite community and contain its influence. In April, he became the first Iraqi Shi'ite leader to call on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, marking his difference with Iran and Iranian-backed Iraqi militias backing the Syrian government. (more...)
Attack from North Korea not imminent Attack from North Korea not imminent
- August 15, 2017

He added that the United States has "tremendous military capabilities" and a "very high degree of readiness". But with millions of South Koreans caught in the crosshairs, Moon suggested the country's leadership hopes to see a change in Trump's approach to North Korea: "We hope that President Trump will come up with the diplomatic skill to deal with the current crisis". (more...)
'Alt-right' activist Richard Spencer plans visit to University of Florida 'Alt-right' activist Richard Spencer plans visit to University of Florida
- August 15, 2017

Fuchs said the university's administration, staff and campus police are forming a security plan if the event is finalized. "What we've watched happen in Charlottesville , Virginia, in the last 24 hours is deplorable; I again denounce all statements and symbols of hate. (more...)
Trump moves to crack down on China trade practices Trump moves to crack down on China trade practices
- August 15, 2017

Chinese officials have said they would implement the sanctions fully, and earlier this year had already begun to ban coal imports from North Korea and reduce China's oil exports to the country. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said launching the investigation sends a strong signal to China that it will be held accountable if it doesn't work with the United States to level the playing field. (more...)
Mattis: US would 'take out' any NKorean missile aimed at US
- August 15, 2017

The North's official KCNA news agency said Kim was briefed on the "plan for an enveloping fire at Guam" during an inspection on Monday of the Strategic Force command in charge of the nuclear-armed state's missile units. 'It doesn't surprise me that those who came before us were surprised; they did nothing, ' he said. Possible topics this year could be the sanctions unanimously passed in the UN Security Council, which aim at reducing North Korea's annual worldwide trade revenue by a ... (more...)
Kentucky mayor says he wants to move two Confederate statues Kentucky mayor says he wants to move two Confederate statues
- August 15, 2017

And within three days, politicians in a number of cities, far from protecting their own Confederate monuments , had instead moved to hasten their removal. Pugh, however, wants all four monuments gone. They include "identifying legal requirements for deaccession, negotiating and executing agreements with potential recipients, procuring funding, and receiving approval from the Maryland Historical Trust Easement Committee for removing the Lee-Jackson Monument". (more...)
Mattis: US Would 'Take Out' Any North Korean Missile Aimed at US Mattis: US Would 'Take Out' Any North Korean Missile Aimed at US
- August 15, 2017

Mattis was asked whether decisions had already been made about how to respond in the event a North Korean missile lands in the waters off Guam. "I need a certain amount of ambiguity on this" to prevent North Korea from knowing too much about USA planning, he said. (more...)
ME will see at least a partial eclipse next week ME will see at least a partial eclipse next week
- August 15, 2017

Where can you buy real solar eclipse glasses? And though only the northeast corner of the state will be in the path of full totality - or where the moon will totally block out the sun - nearly every town in the Peach State will see the sun more than 90% obscured. (more...)
Former spy chief: Denuclearized North Korea not in the cards
- August 15, 2017

Kim threatens to fire four missiles at the U.S. territory of Guam. As the unprecedented exchange of white-hot rhetoric and overt military threats between the leaders of two nuclear-armed countries continues to escalate, reasonable people around the world are asking whether there is a peaceful way out of this unfolding crisis. (more...)
'I forgive him,' father of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer speaks out 'I forgive him,' father of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer speaks out
- August 15, 2017

Details are emerging about those killed after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville , Va., turned violent Saturday. Her friend Marissa Blair, who was standing with her in Charlottesville the auto crashed into the crowd, said Heyer believed in getting "out into the community and doing things". (more...)
Gene Stallings suffers a mild stroke Gene Stallings suffers a mild stroke
- August 15, 2017

They were at the airport awaiting a flight to Huntsville for the Legendary Coaching Tour event, 'An Evening with Gene Stallings & Pat Dye'. Dye says events scheduled for Huntsville on Monday and Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday have been postponed. (more...)
New India by 2022 likely to be theme for PM Modi's address New India by 2022 likely to be theme for PM Modi's address
- August 15, 2017

An India, which is free of terrorism, corruption, dynastic politics and casteism. "And next month, they will join together with the Japanese navy to take place in the largest maritime exercise ever conducted in the vast Indian Ocean". On each subsequent Independence Day, the prime minister customarily raises the flag and gives an address to the nation. "This is the murder of children in Gorakhpur". (more...)
Trump Campaign Officials Rebuffed Volunteer's Attempts To Broker Meeting With Russian Government Trump Campaign Officials Rebuffed Volunteer's Attempts To Broker Meeting With Russian Government
- August 15, 2017

The Post reported that in at least half a dozen email requests sent between March and September 2016, adviser George Papadopoulos urged Trump or senior members of his campaign to meet with Russian officials. "Putin wants to host the Trump team when the time is right", he wrote, according to The Post . Though the email traffic suggests that members of the Trump campaign were hesitant to have direct talks with Russian government officials, the campaign has showed a willingness to meet ... (more...)
Netflix Announces Launch Date For Netflix Announces Launch Date For "The Crown" Season 2
- August 15, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II's reign will continue in The Crown season 2 on Netflix . The show's creator Peter Morgan took viewers to every corner of the Buckingham Palace and numerous British Empire's distant territories to tell the story of Queen Elizabeth's rise to power and the emotional toll and resolve it took to take her to that historical milestone. (more...)
Trump Rebukes KKK, Neo-Nazis 2 Days After Charlottesville Tragedy Trump Rebukes KKK, Neo-Nazis 2 Days After Charlottesville Tragedy
- August 15, 2017

In contrast to earlier statements from his administration about the violence, Trump called out the KKK , neo-Nazis and white supremacists by name. Democratic senator Mark Warner of Virginia said he wished Mr Trump "would have said those same words on Saturday ". "These acts of domestic terror will be investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and they stand united with us in Congress against the hate and bigotry that inspired these acts", Marshall said. (more...)
Signs of missing San Diego couple found near fatal crash Signs of missing San Diego couple found near fatal crash
- August 15, 2017

They had planned to stay in a Fresno hotel that night before continuing on to Yosemite National Park the next day. The deputy was part of the search-and-rescue team assigned to recover a red vehicle that went through a guard rail, off a 500-foot cliff and into the King's River in late July, said Tony Botti, spokesman for the Fresno Sheriff's Department. (more...)
1 in custody after vandalizing Boston's Holocaust memorial, police say 1 in custody after vandalizing Boston's Holocaust memorial, police say
- August 15, 2017

BPD confirms person now in custody for vandalizing Boston's Holocaust Memorial downtown. Officers responded to a call around 6:40 p.m. where they said a 17-year-old boy from Malden was being detained by two bystanders. I'm saddened to see such a despicable action in this great city. In June, police say James Isaac used a rock to shatter a roughly 9-foot-tall (3-meter-tall) glass panel on one of the memorial's six 54-foot-high (16-meter-high) towers. (more...)
Iraqi Shiite Cleric Travels to UAE on Private Jet Iraqi Shiite Cleric Travels to UAE on Private Jet
- August 15, 2017

Sadr led a militia that fought against the United States occupation of Iraq. The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain severed relations with Qatar on June 5, accusing the major gas-exporting Gulf state of financing terrorism, meddling in the affairs of Arab countries and cosying up to their arch-rival Iran. (more...)
Top US military official arrives South Korea amid North Korea tension
- August 15, 2017

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has warned that if North Korea fires a missile at the United States, the situation could escalate into war. Pompeo praised the efforts of U.S. "Oil is absolutely critical to the stability of the North Korean economy", Bradley Babson, Chair of the DPRK Economic Forum at the U.S. -Korea Institute, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, told Bloomberg Television. (more...)
Protesters pull down Confederate statue in North Carolina Protesters pull down Confederate statue in North Carolina
- August 15, 2017

The statue was pulled down and kicked by the protesters on Monday, just days after a life was lost in a counter protest against the so-called nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia. In 2016, a study by the Southern Poverty Law Center documented more than 700 Confederate statues and monuments across the country. The statue is on county property. (more...)
NASA issues a solar glasses warning ahead of August 21 eclipse NASA issues a solar glasses warning ahead of August 21 eclipse
- August 15, 2017

Do not look at the sun without proper eye protection. A partial eclipse will also be visible in parts of the UK. Bucklin stresses the importance of using these safety glasses, saying your eyes work like a magnifying glass, and you can be blinded in about a minute. (more...)
Man who shot at officers and Caltrans workers in custody Man who shot at officers and Caltrans workers in custody
- August 15, 2017

Monday. The Lake County Sheriff's Department says officials with six law enforcement agencies are searching on the ground and by air for 43-year-old Joshua Caleb Brown of Kelseyville. Later in the morning they were joined by CHP and Sonoma County sheriff's helicopters and SWAT teams from Mendocino and Sonoma county sheriffs' departments. (more...)

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