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President Trump's Popularity Took a Dive In These 3 Key Swing States President Trump's Popularity Took a Dive In These 3 Key Swing States
- August 20, 2017

Trump's unfavorable rating among voters in Wisconsin stands at 56 percent, the highest of the three states, with just 34 percent of voters holding a favorable opinion of him. In Michigan, voters by a 42-to-39 percent margin say the USA economy has been strengthened by Trump's decisions as president. In Pennsylvania, it's 45 percent to 38 percent. (more...)
Worldwide search underway for driver in Barcelona attack Worldwide search underway for driver in Barcelona attack
- August 20, 2017

The attack took place in the heart of Barcelona . It was earlier claimed that Moussa Oukabir was driving. In a separate incident, suspects in Cambrils armed with an axe and several knives used a auto to mercilessly plough into pedestrians, killing one and knifing another in the face. (more...)
United States father consoled that attack victim died happy United States father consoled that attack victim died happy
- August 20, 2017

My wife's in shock", he said. Tucker said his daughter would fly to Barcelona to help make arrangements. Jared Tucker leaves behind three daughters, his sister said in a message on a fundraising website. "We put ourselves in the shoes of little Alessandro, who is about to start elementary school knowing his and his family's life will never be the same again". (more...)
Barcelona attack: Italian father of two 'died in front of his family' Barcelona attack: Italian father of two 'died in front of his family'
- August 20, 2017

The father was unhurt but is in shock, Greek officials said. Jared Tucker had three teenage daughters. Three Dutch people were wounded, all of whom are out of danger, the government said. "And then we think of little Aria, who will not remember the awful scene but will never know her dad". The emergency services in Catalonia said Friday that 24 doctors had worked through the night conducting autopsies. (more...)
US General Pledges to Defend Japan From NKorean Attack US General Pledges to Defend Japan From NKorean Attack
- August 20, 2017

Tillerson spoke after he and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis held annual security talks with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and Foreign Minister Taro Kono at the State Department. Both sides have since tempered their rhetoric somewhat, but with North Korea's military capabilities growing, Japan has been looking to strengthen its defences. (more...)
Democrat Proposes Impeachment Articles Against Trump for Charlottesville Remarks
- August 20, 2017

In addition to his response to the Charlottesville rally, Cohen also accused Trump of potentially obstructing justice in the Russian Federation investigation - a matter that is being investigated by several congressional committees and special counsel Robert Mueller - as well as possible violations of the Emoluments Clause, which prohibits USA officials from accepting gifts and other types of financial benefits from foreign governments. (more...)
N.Korea posters boast U.S. in 'strike range' of missiles N.Korea posters boast U.S. in 'strike range' of missiles
- August 20, 2017

The colorful posters and defiant slogans are the latest sign of the tensions between Washington and Pyongyang over the North's nuclear weapons program. The state-run KCNA news agency did not explain why "these themes were chosen this time", the Times reports. North Korea appeared to pull back from its Guam attack plan on Tuesday, however, with Kim Jong Un saying he would "watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees" before deciding to launch any missiles toward Guam. (more...)
Going the distance: Bus tour travels for best view of upcoming eclipse Going the distance: Bus tour travels for best view of upcoming eclipse
- August 20, 2017

The 60-to-70-mile line of totality , which extends in a northwesterly direction from SC to OR, will offer Americans a view of a bonafide total eclipse , but everyone in the mainland United States will get a show. Not only will the partial eclipse and total eclipse be viewable, but also Mercuryand Venus - and probably Mars and Jupiter. NBC also plans live coverage, with Lester Holt hosting special reports at 1 and 2 p.m. (more...)
Former model Hope Hicks, 28, will run White House spin machine Former model Hope Hicks, 28, will run White House spin machine
- August 20, 2017

The 28-year-old former public relations aide and political neophyte entered Trump's orbit not knowing she would end up in politics. Hope Hicks, President Donald Trump's trusted confidante and adviser, is taking on expanded communications responsibilities while the White House searches for a communications director to replace Anthony Scaramucci, who was sacked from the job after just 10 days, according to a White House official. (more...)
Daughters of Confederacy statue defaced with hammer and sickle Daughters of Confederacy statue defaced with hammer and sickle
- August 20, 2017

It was a gift from the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Crews were out cleaning the statue on Saturday morning. It was indiscernible, painted in red spray paint. Erected to the "Loyal Women of the Old South", the local memorial's goal was to recognize the women who supported the Confederacy and slavery. "Lower on the monument is inscribed the dedication, 'In loving memory of the Loyal Women of the Old South'". (more...)
Tropical Storm Harvey remnants have 50 percent chance of redeveloping Tropical Storm Harvey remnants have 50 percent chance of redeveloping
- August 20, 2017

What was Tropical Storm Harvey is now just being called "the remnants", which still won't cause issues for Central Florida. Saturday night an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft found that there was no closed circulation with the storm. (more...)
Nawaz Sharif to leave for London on Aug 24 Nawaz Sharif to leave for London on Aug 24
- August 20, 2017

Sources added that NAB must call Nawaz in Rawalpindi for investigation but for his convenience, NAB not only summoned him in Lahore but kept the summons hidden for nearly six days. He dispelled the impression that Sharif was not cooperating with the NAB. The apex court had ruled that Sharif had been "dishonest to the parliament and the courts in not disclosing his employment in the Dubai-based Capital FZE company in his 2013 nomination papers". (more...)
Hong Kong protest: Thousands march for jailed activists Hong Kong protest: Thousands march for jailed activists
- August 20, 2017

Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow were initially given non-custodial sentences for their involvement in mass protests in 2014. Thousands of people marched in temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) to the Court of Final Appeal, carrying placards and banners denouncing the jailing of the activists. (more...)
Slight chances for showers, thunderstorms throughout Sunday afternoon
- August 20, 2017

For more information on the eclipse see story. Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 83. Winds: S around 5 miles per hour. Tonight will be clear with a low around 64. Wednesday: A chance of showers before 2pm. West wind around 10 miles per hour. Wednesday will be partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. (more...)
Philippines Church head urges government to 'stop wasting lives' in drug killings Philippines Church head urges government to 'stop wasting lives' in drug killings
- August 20, 2017

President Duterte has launched an unprecedented crackdown on illegal narcotics since winning the presidency previous year on a promise to kill thousands of criminals. Those with "sorrowful hearts and awakened consciences ", he said may come to their pastors to tell their stories and it will be documented for the wider society. (more...)
Seaside town in Norfolk put on 'lockdown' amid disorder Seaside town in Norfolk put on 'lockdown' amid disorder
- August 20, 2017

There have been a number of thefts from pubs and shops, and officers were called to reports of groups refusing to leave pubs and not paying for drinks at restaurants. "Hopefully normal service will resume on Monday". A seaside town was in "lockdown" following reports of disorder over the weekend. Norfolk Police said extra officers were on patrol and residents said a group had been fighting in the town, the BBC reports. (more...)
Syria's Assad says war still not won but West's plots foiled Syria's Assad says war still not won but West's plots foiled
- August 20, 2017

The Damascus International Fair is being held for the first time since the Syrian conflict broke out in 2011. The journalist who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is now allowed to speak to other media organizations did not elaborate. (more...)
Mominul and Riyad dropped Mominul and Riyad dropped
- August 20, 2017

Meanwhile, senior batsman Mahmudullah also failed to make it to the national squad against the Steve Smith-led side, ESPNcricinfo reported. While he still sports a healthy Test batting average of 46.88, Bangladesh head selector Minhajul Abedin declared Mominul is short of form. (more...)
Ten sentenced to death over assassination plot against Sheikh Hasina Ten sentenced to death over assassination plot against Sheikh Hasina
- August 20, 2017

The other 9 terrorists were ordered a jail term of 20 years. Dhaka's Special Trial Tribunal-2 Judge Momtaz Begum on Sunday handed down the verdict in presence of the several accused, who are members of a local banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jehad-al-Islami (HUJI). (more...)
Blast at Shipbuilding Plant Kills 4 in South Korea Blast at Shipbuilding Plant Kills 4 in South Korea
- August 20, 2017

The oil tanker, with the capacity of 74,000 tons, is scheduled to be delivered to a Greek shipping company in October. South Korea is one of the world's largest shipbuilders. Explosion occurred at 1140 Seoul time Aug 20, most probably caused by a spark or open light in a compartment, full of explosive paint fumes. Local police and fire authorities said they are now investigating the details of the accident. (more...)
President Trump Praises Confederate Leaders, Rips Call to Take Down Monuments President Trump Praises Confederate Leaders, Rips Call to Take Down Monuments
- August 20, 2017

The president tweeted on Wednesday afternoon: 'Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. And you're seeing with him an unraveling of the Republican Party, a Republican Party that's always been uneasy with the hardline nationalism that President Trump has espoused. (more...)
ICC takes step to resume cricket in Pakistan, hires worldwide security company ICC takes step to resume cricket in Pakistan, hires worldwide security company
- August 20, 2017

Such a series would be a big boost to Pakistan cricket. Former Zimbabwe captain and England coach Andy Flower is playing a key role in putting together the World XI team and has made progress in talks with Amla and Pakistan-born Tahir. Only a 2015 tour by Zimbabwe, which included three ODIs and two T20Is, has broken a run of more than eight years without worldwide cricket in Pakistan, since a Sri Lanka team bus was attacked by gunmen in Lahore. (more...)
Americans rush to buy protective eclipse glasses Americans rush to buy protective eclipse glasses
- August 20, 2017

There's an eclipse of the sun every year - a couple times a year". People will be distracted and accidents could happen. You can expect the temperature to lower by about 2 to 8 degrees. The American Astronomical Society has a list of reputable manufacturers and authorized dealers of eclipse glasses. You can check out our handy guide below to see how much of an eclipse you'll be able to see and when to see it . (more...)
Trump Rips Into 'Publicity Seeking' Lindsey Graham Trump Rips Into 'Publicity Seeking' Lindsey Graham
- August 20, 2017

He also noted that Trump's tweet honoring Heather Heyer , who was killed Saturday after a white supremacist demonstrator drove a auto through a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, was "very nice and appropriate". Trump was referring to Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old woman who was killed in a auto attack on Saturday. Today, Trump lashed out at both on Twitter. (more...)
Trump scraps plan for infrastructure council after 2 other panels dissolve
- August 20, 2017

A White House official said the infrastructure panel, which was still being formed, would not go ahead. After taking office, he tapped two real estate developers to head up a council aimed at guiding Trump's promised $1 trillion infusion into infrastructure. (more...)
Clean chit to Amarinder; vigilance closure report hearing on September 2 Clean chit to Amarinder; vigilance closure report hearing on September 2
- August 20, 2017

Dr. Anmol Rattan Sidhu, President, Ms. Puneeta Sethi, Vice President, Ravinder Singh Randhawa, Honorary Secretary, Mr. Gagandeep Jammu, Treasurer and Ms. The decision was based on an interim report of an expert group headed by eminent economist T. Haque, which was tasked with suggesting ways and means to help the state's distressed farmers. (more...)
Eclipse in Michigan: How and when to watch Eclipse in Michigan: How and when to watch
- August 20, 2017

Welsh pop singer Bonnie Tyler is slated to perform her 1983s hit single " Total Eclipse of the Heart" aboard a cruise liner as the vessel sails into the path of totality from Florida on Monday. To use the projection method, the eclipse viewer stands with his or her back to the sun. Those students who participated will have special badges on Monday, denoting their expertise, and will be able to share their expertise with their classes. (more...)
Police arrest suspect in killing of CT mother and daughter Police arrest suspect in killing of CT mother and daughter
- August 20, 2017

The caller said that there was blood everywhere.The child was taken to St. Mary's Hospital for evaluation and care. On Friday afternoon, police said they located Anthony Rutherford and took him into custody as a suspect in the killings. Police say Brodie and Chaquinequea Brodie were in a relationship and that he is not the biological father of the 9 year old or 2 year old.Police continue to investigate and have not commented on a motive. (more...)
Iran parliament Oks all but 1 of Rouhani Cabinet picks Iran parliament Oks all but 1 of Rouhani Cabinet picks
- August 20, 2017

Trump has threatened to withdraw from the 2015 agreement that curbed Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief, and since the start of his term, the US has applied new sanctions against Iran's ballistic missile program and its elite Revolutionary Guards. (more...)
Australian Politician's Burqa Makes Her Point, Causes Stink Australian Politician's Burqa Makes Her Point, Causes Stink
- August 20, 2017

Attorney-General George Brandis, who won plaudits from all sides for his immediate stinging rebuke to the stunt, said Senate President Stephen Parry and the upper house clerk dealt with the situation as best they could at the time. Hanson has always been campaigning for against the burqa and this stunt comes ahead of her party's bid to have the garment banned in Australia. "In light of what is happening in national security, there have been 13 national threats against us with terrorism, ... (more...)

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