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New mother dies in hospital lift tragedy
- August 22, 2017

Her family said a hospital porter moving her between floors had gone to change lifts after the doors opened and closed but it did not move. Her legs were left dangling in the lift shaft after her head became wedged in the doors, and the lift began moving upwards, an Express report said. (more...)
Of Course Donald Trump Looked at the Eclipse Without Glasses Of Course Donald Trump Looked at the Eclipse Without Glasses
- August 22, 2017

This, from the White House pool report of the moment filed by the Guardian's Ben Jacobs is, um, incredible: "At approximately 2:39, the President initially gesticulated to the crowd below and pointed at the sky". Another state experiencing full totality is Tennessee, and Republican Gov. Bill Haslam was also ready. President Trump is the focus of other issues besides the solar eclipse. (more...)
Turkey 'most decisive' in anti-Daesh fight: PM Yildirim Turkey 'most decisive' in anti-Daesh fight: PM Yildirim
- August 22, 2017

Operation Euphrates Shield saw Free Syrian Army fighters backed by Turkish military take territory in northern Syria from Daesh between August past year and March. During Yildirim's first visit to Singapore as Prime Minister, he will meet his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong and President Tony Tan Keng Yam, join a Singapore-Turkish business forum, hold talks in various industry facilities, and address notable businessmen and NGO's. (more...)
Newborn SC baby name honors historic 2017 solar eclipse Newborn SC baby name honors historic 2017 solar eclipse
- August 22, 2017

On their way to Greenville Memorial Hospital, Eubanks and her husband, Michael, decided that if their daughter arrived on the day of the eclipse, then that would be her name. "I think it was just meant to be, her name". In addition to her unique name, Eclipse also received another special gift because of her birthday. "We're probably going to call her Clipsey". (more...)
Second Melbourne Council Scraps Australia Day Events Second Melbourne Council Scraps Australia Day Events
- August 22, 2017

The mayor said she did not celebrate Australia Day and that she reflects on the day with 'a heavy heart'. Darebin council has voted not to hold a citizenship ceremony or public celebrations on Australia Day , following neighbouring Yarra council in moving to change the date of the national holiday away from 26 January. (more...)
Spanish officials meet to discuss terror attacks
- August 22, 2017

Police check a drain outside a hospital where Spain's King Felipe is due to visit some of the injured victims of the van attack in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Aug. Emergency services have also given an update on the people injured during the attacks. He said that the government would reinforce security in crowded areas and tourist hotspots. (more...)
Suspected driver in deadly Barcelona attack is fatally shot, police say
- August 22, 2017

Catalan Justice Minister Carles Mundó i Blanch, also speaking at the press conference Monday, said El-Saty had served a jail sentence for drug trafficking in the past but this was in the province of Castellon, eastern Spain , not in Catalonia. (more...)
Deadly natural disaster hits Italian island of Ischia, near Naples, injuring dozens Deadly natural disaster hits Italian island of Ischia, near Naples, injuring dozens
- August 22, 2017

Italian officials say one person has died and seven people are unaccounted for after a 3.6-magnitude natural disaster struck the resort island of Ischia late Monday. A doctor from the local hospital, Roberto Allocca, told Sky TG24 television that at least 20 people were treated for injuries. National newspaper Il Messaggero reported: "Dozens of wounded, missing and at least one dead, a woman hit by the mortar of a church, collapsed". (more...)
US, S.Korea Commence Computer-Simulated Exercises US, S.Korea Commence Computer-Simulated Exercises
- August 22, 2017

Unlike the March exercise, UFG doesn't include live fire drills and happens concurrently with drills by local governments and civil servants to prepare South Korea's civil defenses. But he added that the diplomatic approach "has to be backed with military threat" if North Korea chooses to move forward with destabilizing actions. (more...)
Sunday Weather, 08.20.17 Sunday Weather, 08.20.17
- August 22, 2017

The cold front will actually cool us off! Rain chances will be around 20 percent. These storms have the potential of becoming severe with hail and damaging wind. (more...)
Trump lifts Cyber Command status to boost cyber defence Trump lifts Cyber Command status to boost cyber defence
- August 22, 2017

The decision to create a separate cyber command "demonstrates our increased resolve against cyberspace threats and will help reassure our allies and partners and deter our adversaries", Trump said in a statement . U.S. Cyber Command has matured since its establishment in 2009. Trump's announcement said the shift to a separate command should be complete by October 2018. (more...)
Powerball jackpot hits $650 million Powerball jackpot hits $650 million
- August 22, 2017

The jackpot for tonight's Powerball drawing is at $535 million, the game's fifth-largest jackpot in its history. If the jackpot is hit Wednesday, it will be the 2nd largest jackpot in Powerball game history and the 3 largest among lottery jackpots in North America. (more...)
Mourinho Admits Man United Selection Headache After Win Over Swansea
- August 21, 2017

A recent bid of £12m from Swansea for Clucas was rejected, but Hull manager Leonid Slutsky told BBC Sport that the the 26-year-old is "preparing to play for another club". "We have to carry on like this". "But I don't forget that we started last season with six points from our first two matches and still finished sixth". (more...)
Memphis Rep. Cohen wants President Trump impeached
- August 21, 2017

Lee, one of the counter-protesters, 32-year-old Heather Heyer, was killed as were two police officers and 33 more people were injured in the violence - which included a white supremacist plowing a vehicle into a crowd of counter-protesters. (more...)
Katy Perry teases star-studded 'Swish Swish' music video Katy Perry teases star-studded 'Swish Swish' music video
- August 21, 2017

Perry has shared a teaser clip of the video, and familiar TV faces like Molly Shannon ( Saturday Night Live , Wet Hot American Summer ), Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Thor Björnsson ( Game of Thrones ) and Jenna Ushkowitz ( Glee ) all make appearances in it. (more...)
Lenovo announces a trio of Legion gaming desktop towers Lenovo announces a trio of Legion gaming desktop towers
- August 21, 2017

Also arriving this October, the Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower starts at $999 (about £775, AU$1,260). All built to be VR-ready for gamers across the budget spectrum, each is packed with specs that should be able to play some of the latest games easily. (more...)
Submarine owner says missing reporter died in accident Submarine owner says missing reporter died in accident
- August 21, 2017

Danish and Swedish maritime authorities are using divers, sonar and helicopters in the continued search for the body in Koge Bay, south of the city, and in the Oresund Strait between the two countries. The pair were sighted on board the vessel by several people in waters off Copenhagen the evening of August 10. She had been researching a feature about Mr Madsen and his 40-tonne submarine, which at one stage was the largest privately-made vessel of its kind. (more...)
Teenage Girl Pleads Guilty To Lesser Charge In Slender Man Stabbing Case Teenage Girl Pleads Guilty To Lesser Charge In Slender Man Stabbing Case
- August 21, 2017

The judge agreed to amend her charge from First Degree Intentional Homicide to Second Degree. If the jury does not accept Weier's insanity defense, prosecutors said they will recommend she spend 10 years behind bars, plus 10 years of extended supervision. (more...)
Sen. McConnell says there's 'zero chance' United States won't raise debt ceiling Sen. McConnell says there's 'zero chance' United States won't raise debt ceiling
- August 21, 2017

The United States already has close to $20 trillion in debt, and it can only borrow money up to a certain level set by Congress. Mnuchin has said he's able to pay all of the government's bills only through September 29, and he wants the debt ceiling increased so that he can continue making payments. (more...)
Plot foiled to blow up UAE-bound plane with Barbie doll bomb Plot foiled to blow up UAE-bound plane with Barbie doll bomb
- August 21, 2017

High-grade military explosives used to build the bomb that was to be taken on the Etihad flight had been sent by air cargo from Turkey as part of a plot "inspired and directed" by ISIL, police said. One of the four was released later without charge. Mr Machnouk said it was Amer Khayat who was to have carried out the attack and that a Lebanese internal intelligence agency had found he was "involved in the operation". (more...)
West Nile virus confirmed in mosquitoes in Erie County West Nile virus confirmed in mosquitoes in Erie County
- August 21, 2017

DHS says most human cases happen during August and September. The Adams County West Nile Program will be conducting an ultra-low volume mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile Virus, on Monday, in parts of Mount Pleasant Township and Bonneauville. (more...)
Spanish bomb squad using robot to get close to shot man: police Spanish bomb squad using robot to get close to shot man: police
- August 21, 2017

Catalonia's regional president, meanwhile, said regional and local authorities rejected the Spanish government's suggestion to place traffic barriers to protect the Las Ramblas promenade because they deemed them "inefficient". In recent days, the other suspects have been arrested or eliminated by police officers. "This is the main direction of the investigation", he said. (more...)
Where to (safely) view today's solar eclipse Where to (safely) view today's solar eclipse
- August 21, 2017

It's just as unsafe to look at the eclipse through binoculars, a telescope, or camera without a proper solar eclipse filter. Dr. Michael Barrett, a NASA astronaut and medical doctor who has participated in two space missions, told reporters before the flight that the last total eclipse he saw was in 1979 in eastern Washington state. (more...)
Solar eclipse 2017: What time will it be visible on Staten Island? Solar eclipse 2017: What time will it be visible on Staten Island?
- August 21, 2017

Many eclipses are only visible from remote parts of our planet, such as Antarctica or the middle of an ocean. "This is a fun, simple science project that you can do at home, so there's no reason that you should miss out on the Great American Solar Eclipse today ", Miller said . (more...)
Republican senator refuses to say whether GOP will endorse Trump for re-election Republican senator refuses to say whether GOP will endorse Trump for re-election
- August 21, 2017

It is rare for a sitting president to face opposition from his own party while seeking a second term. That was a very hard position for me to take. She said it was far too early to tell, and that there's a "long ways between now and that point". (more...)
RT America: Texas man charged with trying to bomb Houston Confederate statue RT America: Texas man charged with trying to bomb Houston Confederate statue
- August 21, 2017

A Houston park ranger spotted Schneck Saturday night in Hermann Park in Houston kneeling near the statue of Richard Dowling, a lieutenant in the Confederate army. According to Martinez, Schneck had been conducting "chemistry experiments" inside the house. Houston Police Department (HPD) beefed up security measures to make sure the protest would proceed without causing any violations. (more...)
Over 180000 Sign Petition Urging Government to Label Antifa a Terrorist Group Over 180000 Sign Petition Urging Government to Label Antifa a Terrorist Group
- August 21, 2017

Trump told reporters at Trump Tower on Tuesday, the Washington Examiner reported . The petition also cites Antifa's influence on the murders of police officers, saying the group is similar to the Islamic State. The Antifa movement is on the rise in the wake of Charlottesville tragedy earlier this month, where a man drove his vehicle into a crowd of counter protesters at a "Unite the Right" rally, killing one person and injuring 19 others. (more...)
Superman and Dr. Manhattan face off on Doomsday Clock #1 covers Superman and Dr. Manhattan face off on Doomsday Clock #1 covers
- August 21, 2017

DC Comics has now revealed three covers for the upcoming book, featuring the art of Gary Frank . The second variant will feature a lenticular cover. DC is playing things close to the vest in regards to the storyline of Doomsday Clock , but if you've been reading a bunch of Rebirth comics, you can probably glean some details. (more...)
TPS to reveal new paint for cruisers from Ryerson kids TPS to reveal new paint for cruisers from Ryerson kids
- August 21, 2017

There were 18,000 responses to the survey. Toronto's top cop showed off the new-look cop auto, following more than 18,000 suggestions and comments. That design has been around since 2006. "I hope it's visible enough that the public will not have any concerns identifying a marked police auto if one of them is driving down the streets", said Saunders at a press conference on Monday. (more...)
White House: Trump will watch eclipse with first lady White House: Trump will watch eclipse with first lady
- August 21, 2017

LL Cool J, another honore, e has not said whether or not he would attend. The poll found sharp differences among respondents along racial lines, More than half (53 percent) of African-Americans and 46 percent of Hispanics says their trust would decrease if a company continues to work with Trump. (more...)

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