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Tillerson says United States prepared to use force against N Korea Tillerson says United States prepared to use force against N Korea
- August 23, 2017

Japan and the United States should work together to strengthen their alliance and ensure coordination at all level over the situation around North Korea , Japan's according to Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, who along with Foreign Minister Taro Kono met in Washington with US National Security Adviser Herbert McMaster. (more...)
Collins unsure if Trump will be 2020 GOP nominee Collins unsure if Trump will be 2020 GOP nominee
- August 23, 2017

The Maine senator, who was one of three Republican senators to vote against a GOP-leadership-backed Obamacare repeal measure last month, noted that she wrote in House Speaker Paul Ryan for president previous year. There are no good neo-Nazis. There should be no place for hatred, bigotry and racism in this country. Collins voted against Obamacare repeal in July, but has repeatedly criticized the current Affordable Care Act. (more...)
South Korean and U.S. troops start drills amid Pyongyang nuclear war threat
- August 23, 2017

South Korean army soldiers hold their weapons during an anti-terror exercise carried out as part of Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise in 2010 What is the US and South Korea Ulchi-Freedom Guardian 10-day military drill? Washington describes the drills as defensive in nature, but the North sees them as preparation for invasion. (more...)
Charlottesville violence: Trump lashes out at senator Lindsey Graham on controversial remarks
- August 23, 2017

He was referring to Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed when she was struck by a vehicle driven into the crowd. "In a news conference on August the 15th, President Donald J. Meanwhile, the White House talking points sought to bolster Trump's remarks, citing acts of left-wing violence, from the killings of police officers to this summer's attacks on Republican members of Congress during baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. (more...)
Drag racing suspected in fatal crash on I-75 in Troy Drag racing suspected in fatal crash on I-75 in Troy
- August 23, 2017

The crash happened overnight Saturday in the center lane of southbound I-75. A preliminary investigation shows two vehicles, a 1984 Mazda R7A and a Ford F-150 pickup were traveling southbound on the freeway when the truck rear-ended the auto, police said. (more...)
Judge shot outside OH courthouse, gunman killed Judge shot outside OH courthouse, gunman killed
- August 23, 2017

Ma'lik served close to a year in a juvenile detention center after being convicted of rape in 2013. The case brought worldwide attention to the eastern OH city of 18,000 residents and led to allegations of a cover-up to protect the football team. (more...)
Replace Confederate monuments with statues of Britney Spears, petition says Replace Confederate monuments with statues of Britney Spears, petition says
- August 23, 2017

If Britney Spears fans have their way, a statue in her honor will be installed in the pop star's home state of Louisianna. The pop singer who has had numerous hits over the past two decades is originally from Kentwood, Louisiana. Four Confederate-related statues have already been removed from the Crescent City, including the prominent statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee . (more...)
North Korea threatens 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea military drills North Korea threatens 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea military drills
- August 23, 2017

The drills come during a standoff on the peninsula since Pyongyang tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) last month that appeared to bring much of the U.S. In another statement released by KCNA, the Kim Jong-un regime criticised South Korean President Moon Jae-in, saying that the speech he made on Tuesday, in which he stressed the commitment of the South Korean government to avoid war "at all costs", is pure "sophistry". (more...)
Cold front arrives Thursday bringing cooler temperatures Cold front arrives Thursday bringing cooler temperatures
- August 23, 2017

The front and storms will become widespread after 6 p.m. Tuesday night. The best chance for rain still appears to be Wednesday. Gusty winds will be the primary threat with any of these storms, but we could see some pockets of heavy rain. The chance for rain diminishes greatly Friday and the weekend with only a slight chance for afternoon storms Saturday afternoon. Temperatures will remain cooler throughout the rest of the week, with highs ranging from the upper-70s to low-80s. (more...)
Indonesian Central Bank Surprises Market with Interest Rate Cut Indonesian Central Bank Surprises Market with Interest Rate Cut
- August 23, 2017

Governor Agus Martowardojo and his board had put policy easing on hold until now, concerned that tightening USA monetary policy may spur outflows from emerging markets and undermine the currency. "We think today's cut is unlikely to be the last in the current cycle". Inflation slowed to 3.9 percent in July from 4.4 percent in June, remaining within the bank's target band of 3 percent to 5 percent. (more...)
Trump family drains funds of Secret Service Trump family drains funds of Secret Service
- August 23, 2017

The Secret Service spent a large portion of its budget as well on protecting wife Melania and son Barron in New York City, where they remained so the youngest Trump child could finish out the academic year. An estimated 1100 employees are expected to work overtime hours in excess of statutory pay caps this year. He said he expects the strain on the agency to be relieved, as it plans to increase its current force of 6,800 agents and uniformed officers to as many as 9,500 by 2025. (more...)
Atlantic salmon escape fish farm Atlantic salmon escape fish farm
- August 23, 2017

But some accounts indicate only a few thousand fish remain in the pens. The farm operator, Cooke Aquaculture Pacific, said anchor lines to net pens broke Saturday afternoon and is blaming strong tides and currents leading up to Monday's solar eclipse for causing the damage and allowing an unknown number of adult fish to escape. (more...)
DOJ drops request for IP addresses from Trump resistance site DOJ drops request for IP addresses from Trump resistance site
- August 23, 2017

In a filing late Tuesday, prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney's Office in the District amended the original warrant by saying they plan only to focus on the 200 or so individuals who have already been charged with rioting. The department is still seeking information DreamHost may possess about account subscribers, but not IP addresses, unpublished drafts and images. In the amended filing, prosecutors said they were unaware at the time of their initial July warrant request of the more ... (more...)
USA sanctions China, Russia entities, individuals over N. Korea's nuclear program USA sanctions China, Russia entities, individuals over N. Korea's nuclear program
- August 23, 2017

Among those hit by the sanctions was Russian national Ruben Kirakosyan and his Moscow-based company Gefest-M LLC, which the Treasury Department accuses of procuring metals for a sanctions-barred company involved in North Korea's nuclear weapons program known as Korean Tangun Trading Corp. (more...)
Four Terror Suspects In Court In Spain
- August 23, 2017

Eight other suspected members of the terrorist cell have died in the last week. The court is closed to media but people inside the trial have been briefing news agencies. The cousin told the newspaper that the imam would meet them for hours at a time inside a parked van. The four men were arrested last week for their alleged involvement in the planning or execution of attacks in Barcelona on Thursday and the north-eastern resort town of Cambrils early on Friday. (more...)
Army-Navy to play 5 of next 6 times in Philadelphia Army-Navy to play 5 of next 6 times in Philadelphia
- August 23, 2017

MetLife, home of the New York Giants and New York Jets, had been expected to land a future game in the annual matchup between the two military academies. Christie said that "I like the folks at Army so I'm not going to give the score". "The importance of this game is instilled in each new Cadet and Midshipmen from their first day at the Academy". (more...)
Malia Obama settles into Harvard for first year of college Malia Obama settles into Harvard for first year of college
- August 23, 2017

Eager Twitter users reported seeing the former president and Malia around Harvard Square on Monday, dining at Harvest Restaurant. Both former President Barack and former first lady Michelle are graduates of Harvard Law School. The former first family spent 10 days in June traveling around Indonesia and had just ended a vacation on Martha's Vineyard. The 23-year-old started law school at Georgetown this week. (more...)
Kansas man killed in flooding in Miami County Kansas man killed in flooding in Miami County
- August 23, 2017

A 56-year-old Pleasanton man was killed early Tuesday morning after his vehicle drove through flood waters and into deep rushing water in Miami County. He was the only occupant of the vehicle, according to the sheriff's department. Shortly after 7 a.m., crews found Schoenhals' body 75 yards away. (more...)
Oldest Monument to Columbus Vandalized in Protest of White Supremacy Oldest Monument to Columbus Vandalized in Protest of White Supremacy
- August 23, 2017

The narrator of the video, who says his name is Ty, calls Christopher Columbus a "genocidal terrorist". "Columbus initiated a centuries-old wave of terrorism, murder, genocide, rape, slavery, ecological degradation and capitalist exploitation of labor in the Americas". (more...)
Mercer County still has the lowest rate of unemployment in the state Mercer County still has the lowest rate of unemployment in the state
- August 23, 2017

The U.S. had a seasonally-adjusted rate of 4.3 percent, which is down from 4.9 percent in July 2016 and 4.4 percent in June. The county's unemployment rate is 6.9 percent. Unemployment jumped across Northwest Indiana in July, shooting up by 0.7 percent in Lake County and 0.6 percent across the broader Gary metro. The labor force is the number of people who are either working or actively looking for work. (more...)
Cancun Travel Warning Issued By State Department Cancun Travel Warning Issued By State Department
- August 23, 2017

Gun battles between rival gangs or with Mexican authorities have taken place on streets in public places and in broad daylight, the State Department warned. "There is no evidence that criminal organizations have targeted US citizens based on their nationality", the advisory said. USA government personnel are not permitted to drive from the global border to Mexico's interior. (more...)
Missouri Remains Identified As Missing Minnesota Teen Missouri Remains Identified As Missing Minnesota Teen
- August 23, 2017

Ruud said she and a neighbor searched the property and then contacted authorities later that morning. "From information I received (Monday) from forensic specialists, and evidence that was obtained, the remains that were recovered are those of 16-year-old Savannah Leckie, of Longrun (Mo.)", Reed said in a statement. (more...)
Bear breaks into BC home, gets punched in the nose Bear breaks into BC home, gets punched in the nose
- August 23, 2017

The bear roamed through the house, going into most of the rooms and drooling on the dining room table while Froude locked herself in a bedroom with her children. The RCMP said the bear returned to the house a short time later and tried to get into the garage before chasing a man down the street. "When he jumped into the truck, he called me and said, 'You need to call the police'". (more...)
Tillerson's plan: U.S. may not win, Tillerson's plan: U.S. may not win, "but neither will you"
- August 23, 2017

Just before Tillerson alluded to the existence of a carrot to tempt North Korea, however, the US Treasury brandished its stick. "We're not going to signal an increase, decrease, timing, any of that", he added, referring to troop levels, among other things. (more...)
Surviving Barcelona and Cambrils attacks suspects appear at Madrid High Court Surviving Barcelona and Cambrils attacks suspects appear at Madrid High Court
- August 23, 2017

Authorities did not confirm speculation that they were targeting the Sagrada Familia cathedral. Instead, Es Satty and another man accidently blew themselves up while preparing explosives in the home workshop in Alcanar, a coastal town south of Barcelona, police have said. (more...)
Spanish Police Shoot Dead Suspected Barcelona Attack Driver Spanish Police Shoot Dead Suspected Barcelona Attack Driver
- August 23, 2017

Authorities are also looking for an imam named Abdelbaki Es Satty, whom they believe may have radicalized some of those who carried out the attack in Barcelona and the later attack in Cambrils. He testified from a wheelchair without lifting his eyes up from the ground, according to the court official. Oukabir had previously said that his brother stole his documents in order to rent the vehicle. (more...)
Support for Trump Among Black Republicans Wavering
- August 23, 2017

JACKSON: What happens - He is running for re-election. She continued: "Unfortunately he wavered back and forth". Collins said the president failed to meet the expected standard of leadership. But at least one member of his party says it's uncertain if he'll become the GOP's standard-bearer. I know that a lot of people in this community are Republicans and are not racists. (more...)
No, President Trump, there are not 'two sides'
- August 23, 2017

The crisis that Donald Trump represents cries out for movement toward impeachment and trial to remove him from the Presidency, unless he agrees to resign, or Vice President Mike Pence , in league with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan , Senate President Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and a majority of the Presidential Cabinet agree to remove Trump under the 25th Amendment Section 4, as mentally incompetent to stay in office. (more...)
Barcelona look to sue Neymar for €8.5 million Barcelona look to sue Neymar for €8.5 million
- August 23, 2017

The Brazil worldwide completed his protracted transfer between the two clubs earlier this month when his £198m release clause was triggered. Barcelona are requesting that Neymar returns the bonus payment he received for renewing his contract by five years just nine months before signing for Paris Saint-Germain. (more...)
North Korea stokes WW3 fears by 'attacking Guam' in chilling propaganda video North Korea stokes WW3 fears by 'attacking Guam' in chilling propaganda video
- August 23, 2017

Uriminzokkiri uploaded a video suggestive of its launch of intermediate-range Hwasong-12 ballistic missiles toward Guam on its YouTube account Saturday in an apparent bid to show that it can take actions against the United States if determined. (more...)

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