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President Trump Goes to War With His Staff President Trump Goes to War With His Staff
- July 31, 2017

While some advisers have questioned the wisdom of the move, the president has got himself a bona fide retired four-star US Marine Corps general in the shape of John F Kelly. "It has been one of the greatest honours of my life to serve this President and our country. We accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him!" Before becoming chief of staff, Priebus served as the head of the Republican National Committee. (more...)
No laptop ban as United States says all airlines have raised security No laptop ban as United States says all airlines have raised security
- July 31, 2017

The U.S. has lifted its ban on carry-on laptop computers on foreign flights headed to American airports. A USA intelligence official tells CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton that the ban was prompted by strong, credible intelligence about a possible plot to use explosives hidden in a laptop to try to bring down a commercial airliner. (more...)
Obamacare: Senate must vote on health care again before other votes - Mulvaney Obamacare: Senate must vote on health care again before other votes - Mulvaney
- July 31, 2017

That is what the American people voted for", Lewandowski said. Kelly starts his new job as tensions escalate with North Korea. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday that she hopes Kelly can "be effective", and "begin some very serious negotiation with the North and stop this program". (more...)
Putin confirms United States diplomatic missions in Russian Federation will be cut Putin confirms United States diplomatic missions in Russian Federation will be cut
- July 31, 2017

In an interview on Russian TV, Putin said he is opposed to any additional retaliatory actions against the US, at least "as of today", Reuters reports. It also imposes financial sanctions against Iran and North Korea . US President Donald Trump will now have to decide whether to accept or veto the measures. (more...)
CAT 2017 to be held on November 26, registrations begin August 9 CAT 2017 to be held on November 26, registrations begin August 9
- July 30, 2017

The CAT would be held at a number of centres spread across 140 cities in the country for which the registration process would continue from August 9 to September 20 , 2017. Instead, direct answers will have to be typed online. After the submission of applications, they will be permitted to download their admit card from October 18 onwards, till the date of test. (more...)
Trump expresses frustration, presses Senate to act on health care Trump expresses frustration, presses Senate to act on health care
- July 30, 2017

In a series of tweet posted early Saturday, Trump urged Senate Republicans not to be "total quitters" and to push for another vote to repeal and replace Obamacare. The Senate is in session for another week before it is scheduled to begin an August recess. America's Health Insurance Plans, a lobby group for the industry, has estimated that premiums would rise by about 20 percent if the CSR payments aren't made. (more...)
Russian Federation cuts USA diplomatic presence in retaliation for sanctions Russian Federation cuts USA diplomatic presence in retaliation for sanctions
- July 30, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that Russia is expelling 755 US diplomatic personnel in retaliation against new USA sanctions proposed against Moscow, according to wire reports. The new sanctions against Russian Federation were overwhelmingly approved by Congress earlier this week, with a veto-proof majority. The ministry said that this was in response to the passing of a new bill on sanctions by the Senate late Thursday. (more...)
Trump names new Chief of Staff to replace Reince Priebus Trump names new Chief of Staff to replace Reince Priebus
- July 30, 2017

Since entering the White House six months ago, Trump has parted company with his national security advisor, deputy national security advisor, Federal Bureau of Investigation director, press secretary, communications director, acting attorney general, deputy chief of staff and now chief of staff, a turnover of top officials that is unparalleled in U.S. (more...)
Gold replica of lunar space module stolen Gold replica of lunar space module stolen
- July 30, 2017

Shortly after the historic Apollo moon mission, replicas of the lunar excursion module produced by Cartier were presented to Neil Armstrong and his two fellow astronauts, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, in Paris. A burglary alarm alerted officers to a break in at the museum just before midnight Friday, according to a Wapakoneta Police Department news release. (more...)
Russian Federation retaliates for United States sanctions by ousting diplomats Russian Federation retaliates for United States sanctions by ousting diplomats
- July 30, 2017

If he opts for a veto, the bill can become law anyway if two-thirds of both the House and Senate vote for an override. Earlier in the day, the White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the Trump Administration supports strong sanctions against Russia , Iran and North Korea . (more...)
Trump Openly Calls For Police Brutality In Long Island Speech Trump Openly Calls For Police Brutality In Long Island Speech
- July 30, 2017

He spoke dismissively of arresting officers who protect suspects' heads while putting them in police cars. "Just like they don't want to have rich people at the head of treasury", Trump said . Ernesto Lopez said, "That's encouraging violence and that's not good". New York Civilian Complaint Review Board Chairwoman Maya D. Wiley also commented on the issue in a press release . (more...)
Russia's response to U.S. sanctions to hinge on final bill text: Putin
- July 30, 2017

If Trump chooses to veto it, the bill is expected to garner enough support in both chambers to override his veto and pass it into law. But Putin stopped short of defining what possible counter measures Russian Federation would adopt if the United States would impose new sanctions against Russian Federation. (more...)
Karrie Webb, Sei Young Kim share Ladies Scottish Open lead Karrie Webb, Sei Young Kim share Ladies Scottish Open lead
- July 30, 2017

Webb birdied three of the first seven holes and dropped strokes on 13 and 15 before rallying with the birdie on 17. The 25-year-old, who carded two bogeys in her final round, was disheartened with her performance. "[My game] feels pretty good, I need to sharpen up the short game and the putting". Michelle Wie was tied for 11th at 1 over after a 73. Olympic champion Inbee Park slipped to three-over after a 78, while world No.4 Lydia Ko missed the cut following a 79. (more...)
Honolulu Bans Phone Use At Crosswalks Honolulu Bans Phone Use At Crosswalks
- July 30, 2017

Mayor Kirk Caldwell notes that his city has more crosswalk impacts than "almost any other city" in the United States, so the fines could have a sizeable impact even compared to smartphone-addicted cities like NY or San Francisco. Honolulu has a better reason than most USA cities to adopt this kind of ban. Anyone making calls for emergency services will be exempt from the fine. (more...)
Alves Fires PSG Past Monaco In French Super Cup
- July 30, 2017

Monaco meanwhile will start their league title defence with a match at home to Toulouse on Friday, August 4. Monaco's sought-after teenage prodigy, Kylian Mbappe , had a fifth minute goal ruled out for offside while Alves, starting on the right of a front three, saw his shot saved the following minute. (more...)
Judges uphold Israeli soldier's manslaughter conviction Judges uphold Israeli soldier's manslaughter conviction
- July 30, 2017

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and two other cabinet ministers called on Sunday for Sgt. Elor Azaria to be pardoned, after a military court denied the appeal of his manslaughter conviction for killing an incapacitated Palestinian attacker past year in Hebron. (more...)
Michael Clarke claims pay dispute has been 'horrible' for Australian cricket Michael Clarke claims pay dispute has been 'horrible' for Australian cricket
- July 30, 2017

The Australian Cricketers' Association has warned arbitration to resolve its pay dispute could drag on for six months putting the Ashes series in danger later this year. He also added that the dispute should be resolved behind closed doors and if the players get into it through social media, captain Steve Smith should lead it. (more...)
Paul Ryan Praises Priebus, Congratulates Kelly as New WH Chief of Staff Paul Ryan Praises Priebus, Congratulates Kelly as New WH Chief of Staff
- July 30, 2017

It is also unclear who will replace Kelly at Homeland Security. At a meeting of auto company CEOs in MI in March, Trump praised the executives and then said, "And then I look at Reince", drawing scattered laughs with a tone that suggested Priebus was a less impressive presence. (more...)
Typhoon injures over 80 in Taiwan, traps dozens Typhoon injures over 80 in Taiwan, traps dozens
- July 30, 2017

Separately yesterday, Taipei Deputy Mayor Teng Chia-chi (鄧家基) said that about 22,000 households in Taipei experienced power failures as Typhoon Nesat swept over the nation, adding that Taiwan Power Co is trying to restore power to about 2,000 households that remained without power as of yesterday morning. (more...)
Arab States to Impose 'More Economic Sanctions on Qatar' Arab States to Impose 'More Economic Sanctions on Qatar'
- July 30, 2017

The two other GCC members, Kuwait and Oman, have not joined the Qatar boycott. King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Saturday met with foreign ministers of four countries that cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, according to the BNA news agency . (more...)
In tweet, Trump names Kelly as new chief of staff, replacing Priebus In tweet, Trump names Kelly as new chief of staff, replacing Priebus
- July 30, 2017

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is replacing Priebus. Maybe Trump does not really want an experienced manager to structure and run the White House professionally, because a strong chief of staff by definition wields a lot of power , which might undercut the president's outsized view of himself as the unrivalled decision-maker. (more...)
Israeli Soldiers Injure 12 Palestinians Near Nablus Israeli Soldiers Injure 12 Palestinians Near Nablus
- July 30, 2017

The rioting occurred as Palestinians returned to worshiping on the Temple Mount, following a boycott over Israeli security measures enacted in the aftermath of the July 14 Arab terror attack that killed Israeli police officers near the holy site. (more...)
US President Donald Trump's tweets reveal John Kelly's post doomed from start US President Donald Trump's tweets reveal John Kelly's post doomed from start
- July 30, 2017

Another person close to Trump said Kelly is someone the President is more likely to trust with the day-to-day White House operations - including staff management - than Priebus. During the expletive-laden rant, the newly-appointed director of communications also rubbished the White House chief strategist, saying: "I'm not Steve Bannon". (more...)
Threat to health insurance payments
- July 30, 2017

We'll get today's Left Behind Classic post up a bit later, but some news happened overnight and it might be good to have an open thread first to discuss that: " Senate rejects measure to partly repeal Affordable Care Act, dealing Trump and GOP leaders a major setback ". (more...)
Priebus latest high-profile departure from Trump admin Priebus latest high-profile departure from Trump admin
- July 30, 2017

The President broke the news on Twitter when the plane landed, welcoming incoming chief of staff Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly. Trump tweeted that Kelly "has been a true star of my administration". El secretario general de la Casa Blanca Reince Priebus habla con algunas personas en el Salón Este de la residencia presidencial, el 26 de julio de 2017. (more...)
Couple jumps out of Manhattan building Couple jumps out of Manhattan building
- July 30, 2017

It wasn't immediately clear what type of income the couple brought in and what type of costs they were forced to contend with, whether they owned their own apartment, rented at exorbitant rates, which is conducive for the neighborhood or were on rent control which is not unheard of and often the edge many long term residents have in being able to afford to continue living in NYC. (more...)
Ruddy: Trump Shouldn't Focus on Sessions, Mueller Ruddy: Trump Shouldn't Focus on Sessions, Mueller
- July 30, 2017

Ben Sasse (R-Neb) said Trump can just "forget about it". The White House has been astonishingly quiet about the potentially risky erosion of presidential power this bill represents. Trump unexpectedly announced a ban on transgender persons in the military. "Based on what we're doing in here this week, I don't know what the connection is". (more...)
Barca wins first Clasico of the season
- July 30, 2017

But he's still starting in Barcelona's USA tour for the third straight game. Real Madrid XI: Navas, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Casemiro, Modric, Kovacic, Asensio, Bale, Benzema. Just three minutes into the game, superstar Lionel Messi put Barcelona on the board with a goal. "Both teams have been pitched for many years, they've also been understandably reluctant to entrust this match to anyone, anywhere", said Higgins. (more...)
US THAAD missile system successfully shoots down ballistic missile over the Pacific US THAAD missile system successfully shoots down ballistic missile over the Pacific
- July 30, 2017

The Air Force launched a medium-range ballistic missile over the Pacific that was "detected, tracked and intercepted" by the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system located at a complex in Kodiak, Alaska, the U.S. "The successful demonstration of THAAD against an IRBM-range missile threat bolsters the country's defensive capability against developing missile threats in North Korea and other countries around the globe and contributes to the broader strategic deterrence ... (more...)
Trump pushes out Priebus, names John Kelly new chief of staff Trump pushes out Priebus, names John Kelly new chief of staff
- July 30, 2017

He added of the retired Marine general: " John Kelly will do a fantastic job". US President Donald Trump with Reince Priebus . Before being appointed as the White House Chief of Staff, Priebus was the chairman of the Republican National Committee, in which capacity he played a key role in Trump's presidential election. (more...)

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