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US, China Sign Communication Deal Amid Heightened Tensions on Korean Peninsula US, China Sign Communication Deal Amid Heightened Tensions on Korean Peninsula
- August 17, 2017

China's Defense Ministry further said in a statement, "The Chinese military is willing to make efforts with the U.S. side to strengthen strategic communication, increase strategic mutual trust, deepen practical cooperation, appropriately handle problems and disputes and effectively manage and control risks". (more...)
Weather delays start of Camping World Truck Series' UNOH 200 at Bristol Weather delays start of Camping World Truck Series' UNOH 200 at Bristol
- August 17, 2017

First used in 2016 at the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race and once again during the 2017 Food City 500, the results have been even more dramatic, as many drivers have said the racing was thrilling for them and even more exciting for the fans. (more...)
North Korea touts 'international' idolization of Kim Jong Un North Korea touts 'international' idolization of Kim Jong Un
- August 17, 2017

After reviewing military plans, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un chose to not fire the missiles at this time, according to a Monday state media report . "[The North Koreans] were not going to strike first because they know the risks if they did launch some kind of missile attack", Pollack said, adding that those risks include Trump deciding to put North Korea "out of business". (more...)
U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan - 11th this year U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan - 11th this year
- August 17, 2017

The U.S. military says one soldier died and an unspecified number of American and Afghan soldiers were wounded in a combat operation against the Islamic State affiliate in eastern Afghanistan. The fight against ISIS in eastern Afghanistan has grown in intensity over the past year as the Afghan military has carried out multiple offensive operations against the ISIS affiliate. (more...)
Trump To Hold Rally In Phoenix Trump To Hold Rally In Phoenix
- August 17, 2017

Stanton said he is "disappointed" that Trump has made a decision to use this moment to hold a rally, particularly as the nation is still reeling from the disturbing events in Virginia. Attorneys who have followed the case doubt someone his age would be incarcerated, however. Critics say a pardon would amount to an endorsement of racism. (more...)
Administration Signals Likely End to Medicare Bundled Payments Initiative
- August 17, 2017

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation experimented with the model, with hospitals participating voluntarily, but under the Obama administration there was a call to make the model mandatory to further the push for value-based care. HHS is proposing to eliminate some mandatory bundled payment programs, including those for heart attacks and those for hip and femur fractures, according to a rule title posted late last week. (more...)
Argentina warns U.S. against military move on Venezuela Argentina warns U.S. against military move on Venezuela
- August 17, 2017

It is the land of peace. US Vice President Pence started the trip amid diplomatic crisis With Venezuela. Pence said that he was moved to tears by the stories of hardship, especially those about food scarcity in the socialist country. counterpart to neighbouring Colombia. CARACAS, Aug 16 -A new poll has found that around 86 percent of people in Venezuela are against worldwide military intervention that would remove the democratically-elected government of President Nicolas Maduro. (more...)
'People need to stop hating,' father of Charlottesville victim Heyer says 'People need to stop hating,' father of Charlottesville victim Heyer says
- August 17, 2017

The president also praised Heyer's mother, Susan Bro , after she thanked him for his "words of comfort" when he condemned on Monday the groups behind the rally. Heather Heyer was killed on August 12, when a man who had attended the "Unite the Right" white supremacist rally in Charlottesville , VA drove a vehicle into a crowd of protesters. (more...)
Heather Heyer's Mom Susan Bro Speaks At Memorial: Killing 'Magnified' Daughter's Voice Heather Heyer's Mom Susan Bro Speaks At Memorial: Killing 'Magnified' Daughter's Voice
- August 17, 2017

Lee. Heyer had a high school education and Bro said Wednesday that her daughter "was no saint". "Well, guess what? You just magnified her", she told the crowd, moving on to explain what she wants now that Heyer is gone. On Sunday, the large crowd sought to mourn Heyer as people surrounded a large vigil of pictures, notes, and flowers, vowing to honor her memory by continuing to act against racism and bigotry. (more...)
Spotify Takes Steps to Remove Hate Music From Streaming Service Spotify Takes Steps to Remove Hate Music From Streaming Service
- August 17, 2017

In 2014, the Southern Poverty Law Center published a report on racism and digital music titled Music, Money, and Hate . Back then, the SPLC was actually targeting the iTunes Store; Apple ultimately removed numerous artists. But even if Spotify doesn't review every band that shows up on its platform, some of its built-in tools aren't helping matters. The site's Paul Resnikoff wrote: "In the wake of violent clashes in Charlottesville and an increasingly vocal, post-Trump white ... (more...)
Jallikattu effect: Bullock cart racing not to be permitted in Maharashtra Jallikattu effect: Bullock cart racing not to be permitted in Maharashtra
- August 17, 2017

Getting bullocks to race involves inflicting severe punishment on them, according to him. He sought a ban on such races on the grounds of cruelty meted out to the bulls before the race. Government pleader Abhinandan Vagyani informed the bench that the draft rules were ready and were uploaded on the government's website to invite suggestions and objections from people concerned. (more...)
Dolly Parton to Release First Children's Album in the Fall Dolly Parton to Release First Children's Album in the Fall
- August 17, 2017

She said it's been "an awesome 50 years" since her debut studio album, Hello, I'm Dolly , was released in 1967. It's been 20 years since the Imagination Library was launched. All proceeds from the album will go to Parton's charity, the Imagination Library, which she founded in 1995 and mails over one million books around the world each month to registered children. (more...)
Bonnie Tyler to perform 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' during actual eclipse Bonnie Tyler to perform 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' during actual eclipse
- August 17, 2017

The Globe's top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond. In a statement to Time , Royal Caribbean CEO Michael Bayley said that " Bonnie Tyler was a natural choice for this once-in-a-lifetime moment", which we can all agree is the understatement of the year. (more...)
Defense Secretary Mattis: 'We'll take out' North Korean missiles to Guam Defense Secretary Mattis: 'We'll take out' North Korean missiles to Guam
- August 17, 2017

The U.S. -South Korean military exercises have exacerbated tensions in the past. Amid heightening rhetoric over an attack on the US island territory of Guam, Secretary of Defense James Mattis told reporters Monday that his department will know "within moments" where a North Korean missile is headed, were it to be launched. (more...)
Trump again cites 'military' option against North Korea Trump again cites 'military' option against North Korea
- August 17, 2017

On Thursday, the North said they are "seriously examining" that plan. The Pacific Command, headquartered in Hawaii, determines if the missile poses a threat to Japan , South Korea, Guam or Hawaii. Andersen Air Force Base houses a Navy helicopter squadron and Air Force bombers that rotate to Guam from the USA mainland, including the B-2 stealth bomber, B-1 and B-52. (more...)
Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl signs 8-year, $68M contract extension Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl signs 8-year, $68M contract extension
- August 17, 2017

Edmonton has now locked up it's two most important offensive weapons in Connor McDavid and Draisaitl for the foreseeable future, and although the club has dedicated $21 million on an annual basis to those two players, the Oilers will now undoubtedly be a serious contender in the West for the foreseeable future. (more...)
Solheim Cup: Matthew replaces injured Pettersen Solheim Cup: Matthew replaces injured Pettersen
- August 17, 2017

Pettersen was a scriptwriter's dream, because she was all of that. Her shoulders seemed broad enough, her will fierce enough to carry that kind of weight. There's some tiny consolation in that, in the notion that it will help prepare Pettersen to be a captain someday. But the Swede was fit enough to play in the Ricoh Women's British Open at Kingsbarns and, although she was exhausted after completing 72 holes, her impressive top-seven finish cemented her as one of Annika Sorenstam's four ... (more...)
BJP wins civic body polls in MP BJP wins civic body polls in MP
- August 17, 2017

The rest of the three seats went to independent candidates. The Congress said it had aggressively targeted Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan over the farmer agitation in its campaign for the by-election, held in Shyamgarh and Garoth, both municipalities controlled by the BJP. (more...)
McConnell: McConnell: "There are no good neo-nazis"
- August 17, 2017

After conservatives like Sean Hannity jumped on McConnell's comments, Trump weighed in via Twitter. "After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not done?" he wrote Wednesday . The news conference was supposed to be about launching a national infrastructure fix effort. White nationalist groups are now planning a rally in Lexington, Ky., over the removal of two Confederate statues, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader . (more...)
Need advice about A level results? Government sets up special helpline Need advice about A level results? Government sets up special helpline
- August 17, 2017

Clearing is a service provided by UCAS which allows you to see what courses have places remaining. Someone will want their business. The Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) has set up a dedicated examinations helpline which offers advice and guidance for students who are expecting their A-Level and GCSE results over the next fortnight. (more...)
WWII veteran from Montana makes good on 73-year-old promise WWII veteran from Montana makes good on 73-year-old promise
- August 17, 2017

The flag, similar to Japan's flag, was a traditional gift to Japanese servicemen, especially during World War II . "So the only way I could do that, as I reached out to take the flag, I made a promise to him that some day I would try to return it", said Strombo, who travelled from Montana to Japan. (more...)
Government orders a 90-day freeze on action against AfriCOG and KHRC Government orders a 90-day freeze on action against AfriCOG and KHRC
- August 17, 2017

Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i has directed the NGOs Coordination Board to suspend any actions against two organisations pending investigations. The UN human rights chief expressed concern about reports that Kenyan security forces used live ammunition against protesters, and about reports of police brutality, leading to several deaths and injuries. (more...)
Montreal has a strong historical link to America's Confederate past Montreal has a strong historical link to America's Confederate past
- August 17, 2017

The Hudson's Bay Company has removed a commemorative plaque dedicated to one of the leaders of the Confederate States from its flagship store in downtown Montreal. Confederate monuments are meeting the same fate across the United States. "So these confederate statues are really located on sacred ground, Cheapside", said Mayor Gray. (more...)
Donald Trump 'under pressure to eject nationalist advisers from the White House'
- August 17, 2017

Bannon came on very late, you know that", Trump said in a news conference in New York City. Kelly's hire has prompted a renewed effort from Bannon's rivals inside and outside the White House to try to secure the former Breitbart chief's ouster. (more...)
Survive Pennywise's Jump-Scares in Terrifying 'It' VR Experience Survive Pennywise's Jump-Scares in Terrifying 'It' VR Experience
- August 17, 2017

The experience will allow viewers to meet the sinister clown and take a trip into the sewers of Derry, the small town in ME where the story takes place. The video can be watched on a VR headset using YouTube 360, Facebook 360, Littlstar, Samsung VR or Jaunt VR, or can be watched as a 360-degree film on desktop or smartphone. (more...)
Police, Zimbabweans And Grace Mugabe's Lawyers Discuss Model Assault Case Police, Zimbabweans And Grace Mugabe's Lawyers Discuss Model Assault Case
- August 17, 2017

Recounting her daughter's story, Engels said Gabriella told her the three girls were waiting in a room with a mutual friend and another man when a second man rushed in, saying the girls must hide in the bedroom and keep quiet. Grace was first expected to hand herself over to the police, and appear in court later, none of that happened. "Her attorneys and government of Zimbabwe representatives did arrive at the police station in Sandton for channels of communication". (more...)
Trump Demands North Korea 'Get Their Act Together' Trump Demands North Korea 'Get Their Act Together'
- August 17, 2017

North Korea on Thursday warned that it was preparing four intermediate-range missiles (IRBM) to be launched towards the USA territory of Guam, according to a state-media report. Ballistic missiles such as those North Korea has fired go high into space, where satellites are operating. The United States and South Korea remain technically still at war with North Korea after the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce, not a peace treaty. (more...)
Oregon governor grants clemency to man in for robberies Oregon governor grants clemency to man in for robberies
- August 17, 2017

Chris Pair, Brown's press secretary, confirmed Brown signed the bill Tuesday. Insurance providers in OR will now be required to cover abortion and contraception, and insurers can not shift those costs to enrollees' deductibles, co-insurance, OR co-payments. (more...)
Clear the Shelter 2017 Clear the Shelter 2017
- August 17, 2017

To sponsor a pet for Clear the Shelters , a check or money can be sent to Fort Bend County Animal Services, 1210 Blume Road, Rosenberg, TX 77471, Attn: CTS-ASAP Fund, or the public is welcome to stop by at any time to sponsor via credit card. (more...)
Chloe Ayling alleged kidnap: police arrest brother of chief suspect Chloe Ayling alleged kidnap: police arrest brother of chief suspect
- August 17, 2017

Michal Herba, who is 36, is due to appear in a London court on Thursday. The NCA said Michal Konrad Herba was detained at an address in Tividale, near West Bromwich. He said he was paid £500,000, found out the Romanians meant to kidnap her, and backed out of the plan. His brother, Lukasz Pawel Herba, remains in custody in Italy, having being arrested by Italian police when he escorted Chloe Ayling to the British consulate in Milan after allegedly abducting her. (more...)

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