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Man survives shooting himself in heart with nail gun Man survives shooting himself in heart with nail gun
- August 17, 2017

The man was working on a fireplace for a home he's building when his nail gun went off. Bergeson previously told The Washington Post he had to reach up while standing on his tiptoes, wrap his left arm around and behind the wood frame, in a way that the gun would face his body when he pulled the trigger with only the wood acting as a barrier. (more...)
Suspect falls to death from atop crane at Los Angeles port Suspect falls to death from atop crane at Los Angeles port
- August 17, 2017

During an hours-long chase, the vehicle swerved at high speed through freeway traffic in L.A. and Long Beach, sometimes crossing into oncoming lanes. According to NBC Los Angeles , the pursuit went through the Carson area, weaving in and out of opposite lanes and reaching speeds of 90mph on surface streets. (more...)
Oklahoma City school leader to discuss renaming 4 schools Oklahoma City school leader to discuss renaming 4 schools
- August 17, 2017

Meanwhile, Oklahoma City school officials say changing school names can cost as much as $75,000 per school. Lora, responding to the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, acknowledged Tuesday that some facilities named after "historical" figures do not "reflect our values in 2017". (more...)
No war on Korean peninsula: South Korean President Moon Jae No war on Korean peninsula: South Korean President Moon Jae
- August 17, 2017

The top U.S. military officer is warning during a trip to Seoul that the United States is ready to use the "full range" of its military capabilities to defend itself and its allies from North Korea. Dunford responded that the US considered the meetings important to making progress on areas of disagreement, without citing any specific examples. A miscalculation on either side could lead to military confrontation. (more...)
Diplomatic door opens in Korea situation Diplomatic door opens in Korea situation
- August 17, 2017

Shortly after Pyongyang pulled back from its earlier threat of a missile strike, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday that Washington stands ready to defend itself should North Korea proceed after all with a missile attack on Guam. (more...)
No more war on Korean peninsula: Moon No more war on Korean peninsula: Moon
- August 17, 2017

A military official in Seoul said Thursday that Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) Chairman Lee Sun-jin hinted at the revision of the bilateral missile guidelines during his report to parliament on Monday. The call came as China urged the U.S. and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on the hostile rhetoric that has led to both countries threatening each other with military action and to prevent an "August crisis" on the peninsula. (more...)
Sister of murdered criminal killed in gangland shooting Sister of murdered criminal killed in gangland shooting
- August 17, 2017

She said: "I suppose there is shock and concern, it is absolutely devastating that this has happened in our community and two lives have been lost". He had three shots to him. A silver Opel Zafira with 08 LS plates was found burnt out not far from the scene. "We're also appealing to people who may have dashcams, people who may be delivery drivers, taxi drivers, and that footage may be of some use". (more...)
N Korea Says Talks on US Prisoners Release Inappropriate Amid Bilateral Tensions N Korea Says Talks on US Prisoners Release Inappropriate Amid Bilateral Tensions
- August 17, 2017

China's Ministry of Commerce said on its website that all imports of coal, iron, iron ore and seafood will be "completely prohibited" from today. Beijing had already announced a suspension of coal imports in February. Regional tensions have mushroomed in the past week as Trump warned North Korea it would face "fire and fury" if it attacked the United States while North Korea threatened to test-fire its missiles toward the US Pacific island of Guam. (more...)
Saudi King Salman invites Qatar pilgrims to Hajj Saudi King Salman invites Qatar pilgrims to Hajj
- August 17, 2017

King Salman has ordered the transport of all Qatari pilgrims from King Fahad International Airport in Dammam as well as Al Ahsa International Airport be done free of charge and part of the King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Program for Haj and Umrah. (more...)
Saudi King Salman invites Qatar pilgrims to Hajj Saudi King Salman invites Qatar pilgrims to Hajj
- August 17, 2017

King Salman has ordered the transport of all Qatari pilgrims from King Fahad International Airport in Dammam as well as Al Ahsa International Airport be done free of charge and part of the King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Program for Haj and Umrah. (more...)
Saudi king orders Qatar border be reopened to pilgrims: state media Saudi king orders Qatar border be reopened to pilgrims: state media
- August 17, 2017

King Salman also ordered that private jets belonging to Saudi airlines be sent to Doha airport "to bring all Qatari pilgrims at his expense". A statement on the official Saudi Press Agency said the Salwa border point would be open for Qatari citizens who wish to perform the annual pilgrimage to pass through with no electronic permissions needed. (more...)
Saudi king orders Qatar border reopened to Hajj pilgrims: State media Saudi king orders Qatar border reopened to Hajj pilgrims: State media
- August 17, 2017

King Salman, while ordering the opening of the Salwa border crossing, also said that all Qatari citizens will be allowed to cross the border without the required electronic passes used for pilgrims. Somalia's northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland has officially announced on Wednesday its position on the deepening Qatar-Gulf crisis, Garowe Online reports . (more...)
Military verifying reports Chinese vessels spotted near Pag-asa Island Military verifying reports Chinese vessels spotted near Pag-asa Island
- August 17, 2017

Feliciano Belmonte Jr. "And call the attention of China to order their ships away from Pag-asa Island, and our government should file appropriate diplomatic protest against China", Alejano said. "That's not our strategy anymore, our strategy now is to have peace, stability and dialogue and so far it's working". DFA spokesman Robespierre Bolivar said the incident should be verified and proven first before the Philippines could file a diplomatic protest. (more...)
Abbas: Gaza to Face Further Cuts if Hamas Refuses PA Abbas: Gaza to Face Further Cuts if Hamas Refuses PA "Reconciliation" Terms
- August 17, 2017

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Pauline Hanson wears a burqa into the Senate Pauline Hanson wears a burqa into the Senate
- August 17, 2017

Attorney General George Brandis received a standing ovation for his response: "No we will not be banning the burqa". What a truly, gut-wrenchingly depressing week it's been in global politics. Hanson later took off the burqa in order to ask a question about whether the government would consider banning the burqa. "Things are getting seriously weirder by the day", he posted to Twitter . (more...)
Johnson 'Not Entirely' Comfortable With Trump's Response To Charlottesville Violence Johnson 'Not Entirely' Comfortable With Trump's Response To Charlottesville Violence
- August 17, 2017

Johnson continued to express frustration over foreign policy and budgetary issues he said were being ignored in the meantime. Johnson also said he doesn't see any reason for impeachment. "I have totally denounced it". Gov. Scott Walker told reporters that Trump can speak for himself when asked whether Trump's response to the violence was adequate and whether he thought Trump was racist. (more...)
Calgarians vow to challenge fascism after deadly Charlottesville rally Calgarians vow to challenge fascism after deadly Charlottesville rally
- August 17, 2017

On Saturday, avowed Nazi-lover James Alex Fields Jr. plowed his auto into a group of anti-racism protesters during the white-supremacist " Unite the Right " rally, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring 19 others. Heather's mother, Susan Bro, said they would use her death as a means for change. "Well guess what, you just magnified her", she said to cheers and a standing ovation from the audience. (more...)
Powerball $430 million jackpot is 9th largest in game's history Powerball $430 million jackpot is 9th largest in game's history
- August 17, 2017

There were Match 5 winners in California and Florida. The grand prize pool has been growing since June 10 - meaning there have been 19 straight drawings with no victor. A $448 million prize was claimed in June and a $435 million jackpot was won in February. The Powerball winning numbers have been drawn for Wednesday, 8/16/17. (more...)
Central Intelligence Agency chief says 'nothing imminent' in USA showdown with North Korea
- August 17, 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 in this undated photo released by KCNA. "This administration has done a fine job of not drawing red lines that we're not prepared to enforce", Pompeo said. (more...)
Severe storms possible Wednesday across Oklahoma Severe storms possible Wednesday across Oklahoma
- August 17, 2017

Between three-quarters and an inch of rain is possible. Slight chances for showers and thunderstorms return early Friday and will linger for the next several days. Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, high near 81. This map shows the break that's expected in the wet weather later this evening. (more...)
Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. Invests $7.99 Million in Tyson Foods, Inc Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. Invests $7.99 Million in Tyson Foods, Inc
- August 17, 2017

It has a 13.86 P/E ratio. Tyson Foods Inc Cl A now has $23.72B valuation. Since February 23, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $7.29 million activity. Clinton Grp accumulated 23,105 shares. 03/16/2017 - Tyson Foods, Inc . was downgraded to "hold" by analysts at Argus. 537 are held by Mondrian Investment Prns Ltd. (more...)
Far right plans its next moves with new energy
- August 17, 2017

Condemning the horror in Charlottesville does not change that our nation has, once again, experienced acts of domestic terrorism. In the hours after the incident 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...)
NSC meeting reviews situation along LoC, western border NSC meeting reviews situation along LoC, western border
- August 17, 2017

Participants of the NDC urged Afghanistan to stop infiltration of militants from their side of the border into Pakistan and incidents of cross-border firing. Besides, the military's ongoing Operation Raddul Fasaad and Operation Khyber-4 also came under discussion. The meeting reviewed internal and external security situation, as well as, foreign policy imperatives in the regional and global context. (more...)
Referendum on Erbil's independence to lead to chaos - Iraqi PM Referendum on Erbil's independence to lead to chaos - Iraqi PM
- August 17, 2017

The KRG has said it will go ahead with the referendum on independence on September 25 despite concerns from Iraq's neighbors, and a USA request to postpone it. The Turkish government expects Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government to change its mind about an independence referendum set for September 25, the minister said. (more...)
NJ Democrats call latest Trump statements on Charlottesville 'sickening,' 'unbelievable' NJ Democrats call latest Trump statements on Charlottesville 'sickening,' 'unbelievable'
- August 17, 2017

The #WhiteSupremacy groups will see being assigned only 50% of blame as a win. "We cannot allow this old evil to be resurrected". After President Donald Trump spoke to reporters Tuesday for a third time on the violence in Charlottesville , House Speaker Paul Ryan was the first Republican leader to speak against the remarks . (more...)
Rs 10 lakh robbery on August Kranti Rajdhani in Kota Rs 10 lakh robbery on August Kranti Rajdhani in Kota
- August 17, 2017

The thieves targeted seven AC-2 Tier and AC-3 Tier coaches of the train, leading to an estimated Rs 10-15 lakh being stolen, according to the passengers who complained they were robbed. Speaking of the incident, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said: "Earlier, instances of dacoity have been reported and they are coming down now.We are taking all steps necessary". (more...)
Charlottesville violence runs much deeper than being just about a statue Charlottesville violence runs much deeper than being just about a statue
- August 17, 2017

A vehicle plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person, hurting more than a dozen others and ratcheting up tension in a day full of violent confrontations. (more...)
Trump Amps Up Warnings to North Korea Trump Amps Up Warnings to North Korea
- August 17, 2017

The provocative act could mark a risky new stage in the ongoing fracas. "Well, I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say if North Korea was planning some kind of pre-emptive or surprise attack on Guam , we would not be reading about it in North Korean media", Delury said in an interview at his office. (more...)
USA says still interested in dialogue with NKorea USA says still interested in dialogue with NKorea
- August 17, 2017

Moon says he believes dialogue with North Korea can happen when North Korea stops missile and nuclear tests. On a visit to the White House in June, Moon and Trump agreed to "expeditiously enable the conditions-based transfer of wartime operational control" of South Korean forces. (more...)
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...)

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