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Tony Blair prosecution over Iraq war blocked by judges Tony Blair prosecution over Iraq war blocked by judges
- July 31, 2017

The general wanted to prosecute Blair and two other key ministers at the time - Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, and Lord Goldsmith, the Attorney General. 'Having formed the view that there is no prospect of the Supreme Court overturning the decision in Jones , it is our duty to refuse permission to bring the proceedings for judicial review, ' the judgment adds. (more...)
Russia retaliates against new US sanctions Russia retaliates against new US sanctions
- July 31, 2017

The US embassy in Moscow and the three consulates are staffed by both US diplomats and technical staff, as well as Russian local staff. Moscow's anger at the bill prompted the Russian Foreign Ministry to announce on Friday that it would be ordering the U.S.to cut down its diplomatic staff in the country by September 1. (more...)
High court ruling on juvenile lifers hasn't impacted Indiana High court ruling on juvenile lifers hasn't impacted Indiana
- July 31, 2017

He was sentenced to life without parole as part of a plea deal. In 2016 the court made the decision retroactive, saying most offenders already serving such sentences should get a chance to argue for release. Majeed, who changed his name from Lorenzo McClean, was resentenced in May and is expected to be released in three to four years, attorney Emily Munn said. (more...)
McCain Hurries Back to Senate After Cancer Diagnosis To Vote For Trumpcare McCain Hurries Back to Senate After Cancer Diagnosis To Vote For Trumpcare
- July 31, 2017

After tipping off Klobuchar and her colleagues, McCain glanced up at the reporters hanging over the Senate press gallery railing overhead, watching avidly. In doing so, the 80-year old former POW dealt a dramatic blow to the GOP's seven-year long quest to strike down Obamacare . "I will not vote for this bill as it is today", McCain said. (more...)
NH man killed when stolen vehicle crashes, bursts into flames
- July 31, 2017

Police say he crashed between exits 17 and 18 after he lost control of the vehicle, which slid across the roadway, rolled over and caught fire. In the area between Exit 17 and 18 the driver, who was identified as Sean York, 28, of Rochester, lost control of the vehicle. (more...)
Packaging Corporation of America (PKG) Position Boosted by Parkwood LLC
- July 31, 2017

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) has risen 71.82% since July 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.24% the S&P500. Marshall Wace Llp decreased Kapstone Paper A (KS) stake by 87.15% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Bokf Na has 42,101 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) has risen 41.13% since July 28, 2016 and is uptrending. 5,770 were reported by Alpha Windward Ltd Liability Corporation. (more...)
Car Crash Responding Officer Was Fatally Shot In Indiana Car Crash Responding Officer Was Fatally Shot In Indiana
- July 31, 2017

He's not the kind of person who goes out and creates trouble'. "He's not strung out on drugs", Wagner said. His social media pages, which have now been made private, also show him in photographs holding various types of guns. Police arrested a 28-year-old man accused of gunning down an officer who was trying to help him and someone else Thursday after their vehicle overturned and came to rest in a front yard along a busy street in an Indianapolis suburb. (more...)
Ticket sales for Mayweather vs. McGregor off to slow start Ticket sales for Mayweather vs. McGregor off to slow start
- July 31, 2017

Five days after tickets went on sale, hundreds remain available online, including large blocks of tickets allowing up to six people to sit together in some of the lower sections of Las Vegas's T-Mobile Arena. My eyes started bulging out of their sockets when I kept scrolling down and saw the price, per ticket, go into the $60,000 (£45,000) region, but the most expensive is now sitting at $180,005.25 (£137,066.43). (more...)
Opposition parties huddle for joint PM candidate Opposition parties huddle for joint PM candidate
- July 31, 2017

The meeting was held at chamber of the opposition leader in the National Assembly, which was attended by PPP's Sherry Rehman, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)'s Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q)'s Chaudhry Pervez Elahi and others. (more...)
Trump Wants To Blow Up Senate Rules After Obamacare Repeal Push Collapses Trump Wants To Blow Up Senate Rules After Obamacare Repeal Push Collapses
- July 31, 2017

McCain rushed back to Capitol Hill to vote earlier this week after being diagnosed with brain cancer. This week's top resistor comes as a surprise: the US Department of Defense . The bill would also have defunded Planned Parenthood for one year. Republicans not only killed efforts to dismantle Obamacare, but also joined Democrats in supporting a new sanctions regime against Russian Federation. (more...)
Body of man believed kidnapped during western NC manhunt found Body of man believed kidnapped during western NC manhunt found
- July 31, 2017

A member of the Skyland Fire and Rescue Department found the body of Thomas Bryson in a corn field in Arden on Sunday night, according to WSOC . A cause of death had not yet been determined. Stroupe was later found driving Bryson's Honda Ridgeline and was arrested on Thursday after a five-day manhunt. Stroupe later threatened a fisherman with the revolver to give him a ride, but the man was able to persuade him to leave, authorities said. (more...)
Crews searching for missing swimmer off Long Island
- July 31, 2017

Scott Anderson, Commander of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay said in a statement. "Suspending a search is always a hard decision and it's something we don't take lightly". "It's been happening up and down the Jersey shore". A spokesperson for the company told CBS New York grief counselors have been available for employees. (more...)
Tributes paid to war dead to mark 100 years Tributes paid to war dead to mark 100 years
- July 31, 2017

The British offensive was staged near Ypres from July 31 to November 10 1917, over fields of liquid mud. The royal couple visited the Menin Gate Memorial in Ieper, Belgium, yesterday. It ended four miles from its start point, having cost both sides 585,000 casualties - 325,000 Allied and 260,000 German. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Theresa May will also be among those who will attend a ceremony at Tyne Cot cemetery near Ypres in Belgium - where nearly 12,000 of those killed in the ... (more...)
Las Vegas Sands Corp.'s (NYSE:LVS) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at CLSA Las Vegas Sands Corp.'s (NYSE:LVS) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at CLSA
- July 31, 2017

Las Vegas Sands ( LVS ) is lower Friday, although its second-quarter earnings were better than expected, helped by strength in Macau. Let's take an assessment at how Las Vegas Sands Corp . Las Vegas Sands Corp . has a 52-week low of $49.09 and a 52-week high of $66.22. A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the stock. (more...)
Xi urges a great leap forward for People's Liberation Army Xi urges a great leap forward for People's Liberation Army
- July 31, 2017

Army Day falls on August 1. But as it unfolded on Sunday, Chinese government social media accounts appeared to become aware of the potential for misinterpretation. About 40 percent of the weapons on display had never before been seen by the public, including the J-20, China's newest-generation stealth fighter, similar to the F-22 or F-35 in the USA military. (more...)
Largo man charged after child dies in hot mobile home Largo man charged after child dies in hot mobile home
- July 31, 2017

Paramedics arrived and began CPR on the baby, but it was too late. An investigation has been opened into the boy's death. The childrens' father, 25 year old William Hendrickson, had been advised by child protective investigators just a day before not to keep the children in the hot room. (more...)
Les Murray dies aged 71 Les Murray dies aged 71
- July 31, 2017

A powerful advocate of football in Australia, Murray promoted the game at every opportunity and became a close friend and advisor of billionaire Frank Lowy who has been the main financier of the sport in the country. "This is a devastating loss for all of us at SBS ". "He made an huge contribution to football in Australia through his professional work but above all through his passion.he literally brought the game to millions and connected us to the biggest sport in the world, " Lowy ... (more...)
Putin bans VPNs to stop Russians accessing prohibited websites Putin bans VPNs to stop Russians accessing prohibited websites
- July 31, 2017

It will come into effect on 1 November. It will soon be a lot harder for Internet users in Russian Federation to access anything outside of government-sanctioned or region-locked sites and services. The move follows a decision Apple made at the weekend to pull VPN apps from the App Store in China. Putin also signed a new law that will require instant messaging services to have users be identified by their phone numbers and to restrict access if authorities believe that the user is ... (more...)
Tropical Depression 6 Forms Off Coast of Tampa Tropical Depression 6 Forms Off Coast of Tampa
- July 31, 2017

A tropical storm watch is in effect for Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota counties in anticipation of possible further development. In the Tampa Bay area, periods of rain with heavy downpours and embedded thunderstorms all day are possible all day. (more...)
Trump fumes over health care reform after 'skinny repeal' defeat Trump fumes over health care reform after 'skinny repeal' defeat
- July 31, 2017

The Hill's sources added that the repeal of Obamacare's individual and employer insurance mandates also would be included in the bill. "Being in the Senate Chamber for this vote was a proud and moving moment", Blumenthal said. And so our goal is to make - is to put in place, as well as the president's goal, is to put in place a law, a system, that actually works for patients. (more...)
US President Donald Trump blasts US Senate rules after healthcare bill setback US President Donald Trump blasts US Senate rules after healthcare bill setback
- July 31, 2017

McCain said he could not vote for the partial repeal bill because it did not meet his requirements of health care, had been forged without bipartisan input and ignored the usual deliberative Senate process for passing significant legislation. (more...)
Trump slams GOP for healthcare disaster in Twitter rant Trump slams GOP for healthcare disaster in Twitter rant
- July 31, 2017

Nonetheless, Mr. Trump plowed on, saying " many great Republican bills will never pass", including health care, under the filibuster rule. McConnell has so far not been receptive to those calls, preferring to keep longstanding Senate rules in place. (more...)
White House gets new Chief of Staff White House gets new Chief of Staff
- July 31, 2017

Jeff Hays, the Colorado GOP chairman, said Republicans there are "probably 90/10" willing to continue being patient with Trump's administration. Trump also thanked Priebus for his service. CNN and Fox News both reported on Friday after the news broke that Priebus "secretly" resigned from his post as chief of staff on Thursday. (more...)
Trump Threatens Congressional Health Insurance Benefits
- July 31, 2017

When asked who "is most responsible", 20 percent picked Senate Republicans, 13 percent said Trump, and 11 percent said McCain. More broadly, that failure - "a historic debacle", in the characterization of the conservative editorialists of The Wall Street Journal, "that will echo politically for years"- has vital implications for the USA economy and for the country's political profile. (more...)
Read The Senate Skinny Repeal Bill Text In Full Read The Senate Skinny Repeal Bill Text In Full
- July 31, 2017

Question: What is a "skinny repeal"? The skinny repeal measure appears to do that - the figure is $142 billion in the tables released by CBO on Wednesday - but because the legislative language isn't available, the final estimate is unknowable.Considering that some of the elements of the skinny repeal now being floated by supporters might not survive contact with the Senate's arcane reconciliation rules, a $ 23 million margin for error isn't actually very much protection. (more...)
Hardware glitch: As deadline for filing IT returns nears, snag hits portal Hardware glitch: As deadline for filing IT returns nears, snag hits portal
- July 31, 2017

Losses from business or profession, capital loss, etc. are allowed by the Income Tax Department to be carried forward to the next assessment year, but if you do not file the returns you can not carry forward the losses. So, start collating relevant documents like Form 26AS , Form 16, bank statements, etc. and make sure to file the ITR before the due date to maintain a healthy tax record. (more...)
China urges North Korea to stop acts that could worsen tensions China urges North Korea to stop acts that could worsen tensions
- July 31, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Washington will never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea , and calls on China and Russian Federation to do more to curb the growing threat to regional and global stability posed by Pyongyang's missiles. (more...)
IS claims attack on Iraqi Embassy in Kabul IS claims attack on Iraqi Embassy in Kabul
- July 31, 2017

Unidentified police officials told AP that a auto bomb exploded outside the embassy on July 31, followed by an attempt by gunmen to enter the building. Members of Afghan Special Force, known as Crisis Response Unit, had cordoned off the area. No one has taken responsibility for the attack, though both the Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate have previously carried out such attacks in Kabul . (more...)
Nitish's stand to defy people's mandate 'unfortunate': Sharad Yadav breaks silence
- July 31, 2017

In the petition filed, the petitioners - Saroj Yadav, RJD MLA from Barhara in Bhojpur district, and Chandan Verma - claimed that in 2015 elections the mandate was for Kumar-led Grand Alliance and against the BJP for five years. "News has come from various mediums of Sharad Yadav being unhappy with what Nitish Kumar has done". He had been meeting many opposition leaders, as well as JD (U) leaders from states like Kerala, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. (more...)
Doctors say hospitalization of PA President Abbas was due to exhaustion Doctors say hospitalization of PA President Abbas was due to exhaustion
- July 31, 2017

One physician says that Abbas suffered from an inflammation of the stomach, aggravated by stress. Reports of Abbas' declining health beg the question of who will replace him? . Any health scare for Abbas heightens concerns over the uncertain leadership situation in the Palestinian territories - which are divided between two rival governments and where there is no succession plan for the aging leader. (more...)