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North Korea: China urges Trump not to worsen situation North Korea: China urges Trump not to worsen situation
- August 19, 2017

The exercise began hours after Japan's defense minister said the Japanese military could shoot down North Korean intercontinental ballistic missiles before they reach the USA territory of Guam. The result of all USA diplomatic efforts is a North Korea closer than ever to launching a nuclear weapons attack on the United States. His staffers responded to the question of how by saying that Mr. (more...)
Halliburton Company (HAL) Stake Lowered by Tudor Investment Corp ET AL
- August 19, 2017

BlackRock Inc. increased its position in Halliburton by 2,760.4% in the first quarter. Blume Capital Management Inc.'s holdings in Halliburton were worth $3,710,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. The firm's revenue was up 29.3% compared to the same quarter past year. Next quarter's EPS is estimated at $0.46 with next year's EPS projected to be $2.20. (more...)
Polanski Loses Bid To Have Rape Case Thrown Out Polanski Loses Bid To Have Rape Case Thrown Out
- August 19, 2017

Harland Braun, Polanski's lawyer, said he was "disappointed but not surprised" by the latest ruling and said his client would not be returning. Polanski's career has flourished despite the notoriety of the rape case. Polanski's victim has said she has been more traumatized by the United States legal system and the case dragging on than she had been by the director. (more...)
Gov. Rauner Was In The Crosshairs At Annual State Democratic Breakfast Gov. Rauner Was In The Crosshairs At Annual State Democratic Breakfast
- August 19, 2017

The Illinois Republican Party released a statement mocking White for saying in 2009 that his fourth term would be his last and again, as late as previous year, saying he'd call it quits. He now resides in Chicago. Mendoza said schools are expecting another payment from the state on Sunday. Gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy said both Rauner and Trump were too slow to condemn the violence and political intimidation last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. (more...)
Pervaiz Rashid points the finger at own interior ministry Pervaiz Rashid points the finger at own interior ministry
- August 19, 2017

In an exclusive interview with SAMAA earlier in the day, Pervaiz Rashid said that he had nothing to do with the Dawn Leaks. Former minister lashed out that Musharraf's spirit still resided in certain politicians and institutions which had conspired adding that the government had not sent Musharraf overseas but it could not stop him either. (more...)
Charlottesville: US Conference of Mayors form compact on race, lash Donald Trump Charlottesville: US Conference of Mayors form compact on race, lash Donald Trump
- August 19, 2017

Mayors will work with executive and legislative partners at the federal and state levels to assure that civil rights laws are aggressively enforced, existing hate crime laws are strengthened as needed, and new laws are enacted to ensure that all hate crimes are prosecutable in their jurisdictions to the greatest extent possible. (more...)
North Korea plans Guam missile North Korea plans Guam missile
- August 19, 2017

Guam is home to about 163,000 people and a USA military base that includes a submarine squadron, an air base and a Coast Guard group. Previous exercises have angered North Korea and the South Korean and United States militaries are believed to conduct "decapitation strikes" during the event, which are practice runs to kill Kim Jong-un and the key figures of the despotic regime. (more...)
India and China troops clash along Himalayan border India and China troops clash along Himalayan border
- August 19, 2017

Some of the Chinese soldiers carried iron rods and stones, and troops on both sides suffered minor injuries in the melee, the source said. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said withdrawal of troops by India was a precondition for any dialogue between both sides. (more...)
PAC-3 systems deployed in case missiles stray off course to Guam PAC-3 systems deployed in case missiles stray off course to Guam
- August 19, 2017

North Koreans have lived for decades with the state media message that war is imminent, the U.S.is to blame and their country is ready to defend itself. "I'm glad you're holding the helm, sir". New United Nations sanctions condemning the North's rapidly developing nuclear programme drew fresh ire and threats from Pyongyang. (more...)
Kenyan opposition challenges election result at Supreme Court Kenyan opposition challenges election result at Supreme Court
- August 19, 2017

Earlier, NASA sources had intimated that the NASA principals would head to Uhuru Park to address supporters before heading to the Supreme Court buildings to file the suit. Despite a tense atmosphere during the elections, worldwide observers described the whole process as "transparent" and "fair" after Kenyatta was declared victor by the Electoral Commission. (more...)
Wall Street Giant Icahn No Longer Adviser to Trump on Regulatory Reform Wall Street Giant Icahn No Longer Adviser to Trump on Regulatory Reform
- August 19, 2017

Mr. Icahn's role advising Mr. Trump had raised concern because Mr. Icahn had taken a strong view on regulatory issues that could have benefited some of his investments. Billionaire investor and prominent Donald Trump supporter Carl Icahn has quit the Trump administration. In his resignation, Icahn said he and the president came to his resignation decision together. (more...)
Charlottesville mayor to make major announcement concerning Lee statue Charlottesville mayor to make major announcement concerning Lee statue
- August 19, 2017

It is in that spirit, Signer said, that he is proposing that the Charlottesville City Council consider creating a permanent memorial in Emancipation Park or elsewhere honoring Heyer's memory in a way that "tells the truth about happened in our city - before, during and after August 12, 2017". (more...)
Pelosi Calls On Congress To Censure Trump Pelosi Calls On Congress To Censure Trump
- August 19, 2017

Democrats drafted the resolution to condemn Trump for failing to immediately denounce neo-Nazi groups and the Ku Klux Klan following the rally. Congress tried to censure President Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky scandal but that effort also failed. (more...)
Want to spend your weekend stuck in traffic? Go watch the eclipse Want to spend your weekend stuck in traffic? Go watch the eclipse
- August 19, 2017

Transportation departments in Washington state and OR have warned travelers that traffic will most likely be worse than they expect . If you like 30-mile backups, do we have a vacation spot for you: the "path of totality " of Monday's eclipse. (more...)
Fields faces 5 additional felony charges related to August 12 fatal crash Fields faces 5 additional felony charges related to August 12 fatal crash
- August 19, 2017

The new charges reflect the conditions of people struck by Fields' vehicle, who "suffered serious injuries and in some cases permanent physical disabilities", police said. Heather Heyer, 32, a paralegal from Charlottesville, was killed in the attack. "The victims related to these charges suffered serious injuries and in some cases permanent physical disabilities", said Lt. (more...)
Trump slams Lindsey Graham, media over Charlottesville backlash Trump slams Lindsey Graham, media over Charlottesville backlash
- August 19, 2017

Heyer. ( Heather) Heyer ", Trump wrote, referring to the woman killed when a man drove his auto into a crowd of counter-protesters. "Such a disgusting lie". Though a strong majority of Republican voters approve of Trump's response to Charlottesville, most GOP members of Congress have said nothing. In a news conference Tuesday, Trump blamed "both sides" for the violence. (more...)
Twitter launches emoji for Vijay's Mersal Twitter launches emoji for Vijay's Mersal
- August 19, 2017

Starting today, people in India and across the world can join the conversation around the film by simply Tweeting with #Mersal to use the specially designed emoji curated by Twitter. The combination of director Atlee and Vijay after the super success of Theri is the reason for huge expectations of the movie Mersal . Vijay has triple roles in the film that has Nithya Menen, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Kajal Aggarwal as the female leads. (more...)
Trump accuses Graham of distorting Charlottesville protestor remarks Trump accuses Graham of distorting Charlottesville protestor remarks
- August 19, 2017

As Steve Bannon said in his surprisingly blunt interview with the American Prospect magazine on Thursday, drawing liberals into a contentious debate about "race and identity" allows Mr Trump and his supporters to become champions of economic nationalism. (more...)
Marvel's The Punisher: Watch The Intense First Trailer
- August 19, 2017

Whether you're watching on your laptop or on an Apple TV or another device, Netflix is gonna shove the Defenders credits into a corner and suggest other things to watch (like the Oscar nominated film Lion , for some reason). Again, this teaser isn't much, but what's provided is certainly exciting and with The Defenders now out of the way, we fully expect Marvel to kick off the marketing campaign for The Punisher in earnest. (more...)
Majority Of Americans Consider Charlottesville Event Act Of Terrorism Majority Of Americans Consider Charlottesville Event Act Of Terrorism
- August 19, 2017

Ron Johnson speaks to the media. Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) tweeted: "There's no moral equivalency between racists and Americans standing up to defy hate and bigotry". Johnson called the comments a distraction from Trump's broader agenda, including tax reform, and that he wishes the president would focus more on unifying the country. (more...)
US Increases Military Pressure around N. Korea US Increases Military Pressure around N. Korea
- August 19, 2017

That prompted North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to say the maneuvers were an act of aggression and said he was "carefully examining" a plan to launch missiles toward the Pacific island, to create an "enveloping fire" around the US Pacific territory. (more...)
Sources suggest secret negotiations taking place between North Korea and US Sources suggest secret negotiations taking place between North Korea and US
- August 18, 2017

In an unusually pointed statement on the ongoing fear of a USA attack on North Korea , South Korean President Moon Jae-in gave a speech insisting that he has absolute right to veto any U.S. In the meantime, Moon will abide by Trump's economic and diplomatic approach toward Pyongyang. Moon said he thinks Trump's belligerent words are meant to show a strong resolve for pressuring the North and don't necessarily display the willingness for military strikes. (more...)
Customers angry after learning Poland Spring doesn't come from a spring Customers angry after learning Poland Spring doesn't come from a spring
- August 18, 2017

The legal complaint, filed Tuesday, claims that Nestle is instead simply bottling common groundwater that doesn't qualify as spring water. The suit was filed by 11 plaintiffs from eight different states in a CT court on August 15. "Yet there is no photographic proof that even one such spring - much less eight - exists on or near defendant's sites in Maine". Consumers "would not buy, or would not pay premium prices for, Poland Spring Water products" if they knew the truth, reads the lawsuit ... (more...)
North Korea's grave threat demands concerted effort: McMaster North Korea's grave threat demands concerted effort: McMaster
- August 18, 2017

The top U.S. diplomat made no further comment about Kim's decision to suspend his plans to attack Guam with the apparent aim of reducing bilateral tensions and urging the USA to restrain its "foolish and stupid conduct", according to Pyongyang's state-run KCNA news agency. (more...)
Tillerson: US 'interested' in negotiating with North Korea
- August 18, 2017

Military leaders briefed Kim on the plan during that visit. Washington and Seoul say the exercises are defensive in nature and crucial to maintaining a deterrent against North Korean aggression. The Trump administration had no immediate comments on Kim's declaration. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said tensions on the Korean peninsula are at their highest level in decades and it's important "to dial down the rhetoric and to dial up diplomacy". (more...)
No war on Korean peninsula: South Korean President No war on Korean peninsula: South Korean President
- August 18, 2017

Moon's speech risks exacerbating a rift between the US and South Korea over the best approach to dealing with North Korea. Pyongyang's plans to fire missiles near Guam prompted a surge in tensions in the region last week, with U.S. Some 50,000 South Korean soldiers and about 25,000 USA troops participated previous year over two weeks in the so-called Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercises. (more...)
Three children found dead in Clinton home Three children found dead in Clinton home
- August 18, 2017

Donelan said the children had trauma to their bodies. "That is a lengthy process", Donelan said. As of a Friday afternoon press conference, police still weren't releasing the names of the children, or how they were related. She called it "one of the most hard scenes" that the department's officers have encountered, and said the department will provide counseling services to responding officers. (more...)
Trump invokes fake pig's blood myth hours after Barcelona attack Trump invokes fake pig's blood myth hours after Barcelona attack
- August 18, 2017

It was at least Trump's second reference to a story already labeled false past year, this time coming days after the president justified his equivocal response in assigning blame for violence in Charlottesville by saying that before he makes a statement, "I need the facts". (more...)
Medaria Arradondo confirmed as Minneapolis police chief Medaria Arradondo confirmed as Minneapolis police chief
- August 18, 2017

He will serve out the rest of Harteau's term, which runs through January 2019. Arradondo, who joined the department 28 years ago, had served as acting chief since the resignation in July of JaneƩ Harteau. "We have to set clear measurable objectives and move past platitudes", she said. While several council members said they would consider an outside candidate to fill Harteau's post, Arradondo's nomination sailed through two council committees with enthusiastic community support. (more...)
2 police officers injured in south St. Louis crash 2 police officers injured in south St. Louis crash
- August 18, 2017

Police say officers were conducting an undercover investigation when the suspect drove off. The officers were taken to the hospital and listed in stable condition. Friday in south St. Louis, and it wasn't immediately clear if the police vehicle was struck accidentally or on goal. Authorities say they found two guns and suspected drugs in the suspect's auto. (more...)

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