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Romanticizing Confederate monuments is inaccurate Romanticizing Confederate monuments is inaccurate
- August 24, 2017

Lee . Removing the statues and renaming schools doesn't change the events of history. The argument for the removal of monuments dedicated to confederates is strongest. We ignored them, like you do a 5-year-old whining for attention. I didn't find any smoking gun directly tying Confederate memorials to Jim Crow (which is not to say there necessarily would be one if that was the purpose). (more...)
Trump's Charlottesville defense omits two key words
- August 24, 2017

Then, he lambasted the "weak, weak people" allowing Confederate statues to be removed around the country accusing them of trying to take away "our culture" and "our history", Trump said . A very small portion of registered voters agrees with President Donald Trump's comments that " many sides" contributed to the violence in Charlottesville , Va., according to a poll released Wednesday morning. (more...)
Cyclist cleared of manslaughter over woman's death Cyclist cleared of manslaughter over woman's death
- August 24, 2017

The bike he was riding was a black Planet X carbon-frame track bike, more commonly associated with Olympic athletes for use at a velodrome. Then aged 18, Alliston was said to have been travelling at almost 20mph when he mowed down the mum-of-two during her lunch break. (more...)
South Pasadena father to be sentenced in 5-year-old son's killing South Pasadena father to be sentenced in 5-year-old son's killing
- August 24, 2017

California authorities believe Andressian Sr. killed his son on April 21. May your dark soul burn in eternal hell'. Several of the child's family members, including mother Ana Estevez, delivered emotional statements in court before Andressian Sr.'s sentence was read. (more...)
United Nations rights experts urge U.S. to 'unequivocally' condemn racism United Nations rights experts urge U.S. to 'unequivocally' condemn racism
- August 24, 2017

This could be seen as a reference to US President Donald Trump, who was initially criticised for not condemning the far right groups. The committee called the Charlottesville violence, which took place mainly on August 11 and 12, "horrifying" and said it was "alarmed by the racist demonstrations, with overtly racist slogans, chants and salutes by individuals belonging to groups of white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and the Ku Klux Klan, promoting white supremacy and inciting racial ... (more...)
Christopher Cantwell, Alt-Right 'Star,' on the Lam Christopher Cantwell, Alt-Right 'Star,' on the Lam
- August 24, 2017

Cantwell featured prominently as a strident voice for white nationalism in a " Vice News " segment that aired on HBO on August 14. During the United the Right Rally, counter-protester Heather Heyer was killed and numerous others injured when a vehicle drove into them. (more...)
Howard University Signs Comey As Convocation Speaker Howard University Signs Comey As Convocation Speaker
- August 24, 2017

The traditional 10-year term for FBI chiefs was cut short when he was sacked by Trump in May amid an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. "Howard has a longstanding history of being a vibrant academic community and the flawless place to have rich dialogue on numerous most pressing issues we face today", Mr. (more...)
Kim Jong-Un starting to respect US: Donald Trump Kim Jong-Un starting to respect US: Donald Trump
- August 24, 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday added momentum to tension reduction, praising the North for showing a "level of restraint" in not conducting nuclear or missile tests since new United Nations sanctions were imposed. "Our father was in the arms of the republic and received the love and care of the party until his passing at age 74", said Mr Ted Dresnok, the older of the two. (more...)
'Gas canisters' found near music venue evacuated due to terror threat 'Gas canisters' found near music venue evacuated due to terror threat
- August 24, 2017

Military explosives experts were deployed to Rotterdam to examine the van, police said. The bus driver was taken into police custody for questioning, Aboutaleb said. The band is a four-piece from Los Angeles. U.S. band Allah-Las called off their gig at the last minute after Dutch authorities received a tip-off from Spanish police. (more...)
7th Fleet Commander to Be Relieved After Collisions 7th Fleet Commander to Be Relieved After Collisions
- August 24, 2017

The John S. McCain's sister ship, the USS Fitzgerald , nearly sank off the coast of Japan after colliding with a Philippine container ship on June 17. The 7th Fleet has been involved in three collisions since January, the last two of which have resulted in the deaths of 17 sailors. All the same, Swift said the Navy will implement a "deliberate reset" for the units based in Japan that will focus on navigation, machinery and "bridge resource management" - in other words, training crew ... (more...)
QU Poll: Voters believe President Trump dividing country QU Poll: Voters believe President Trump dividing country
- August 24, 2017

The results of the survey come as the White House continues to field the fallout from President Trump's comments following a white nationalist rally that left one counter-protester dead and multiple other injured earlier this month. Similarly, 42 percent of people polled thought Trump put neo-Nazis and white supremacists on "equal standing" as the counterprotesters. Almost two-thirds of Americans said they believe that the level of hatred and prejudice have gone up since President Donald ... (more...)
U.S. treasury secretary's wife Louise Linton apologises for rant U.S. treasury secretary's wife Louise Linton apologises for rant
- August 24, 2017

And she's embracing her new role, as evidenced not only by this fawning Town And Country feature on her many jewels, but by a controversial Instagram post that saw Linton treating official government business as an opportunity to promote her personal #brand of shamelessness. (more...)
Mickey: Tropical rain on the horizon Mickey: Tropical rain on the horizon
- August 23, 2017

Rainfall from Houston to Corpus Christi and San Antonio , Texas, has averaged between 50 and 60 percent of normal since the start of June. Harvey has become a tropical depression and is now moving northwest at around 8 miles per hour. (more...)
Cardinal Health Incorporated (NYSE:CAH)'s Trend Up, Especially After Decreased Shorts Cardinal Health Incorporated (NYSE:CAH)'s Trend Up, Especially After Decreased Shorts
- August 23, 2017

The total value of its holdings increased 1,140.9%. Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE:CAH) Drugs Wholesale has a current market price of $65.58 and the change is 1.90%. For the outlook of the current financial quarter, Analysts think the firm will post 1.01 earnings per share. Cubic Asset Management Ltd Llc holds 3,000 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. (more...)
Donald Trump Speech at American Legion Convention Donald Trump Speech at American Legion Convention
- August 23, 2017

Trump will likely discuss his policies related to the military, including a law aiming to make the Department of Veterans Affairs more accountable and his push for big increases in defense spending. The American Legion is a non-partisan service organization of "patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness". The President began by thanking Governor Sandoval and Senator Dean Heller, then he spoke highly of those in the armed forces, speaking to a crowd at the American Legion ... (more...)
Nine Libyan troops killed by suspected Islamic State militants: Spokesman Nine Libyan troops killed by suspected Islamic State militants: Spokesman
- August 23, 2017

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. Libya has been rocked by chaos since the 2011 fall and killing of longtime dictator Muammar Qaddafi. Some militants fled into desert areas to the south and west of Sirte where Libyan officials say they have been trying to regroup. His forces have been steadily expanding and now control nearly all of eastern Libya as well as areas in the south. (more...)
Woman shoved onto subway tracks in Manhattan Woman shoved onto subway tracks in Manhattan
- August 23, 2017

The victim suffered a laceration to her head. Shrestha told the New York Daily News that she was on her way home from her job at a nail salon when the attack occurred. An NYPD spokeswoman told Gothamist the victim did not know the man who pushed her. Police said he was last seen wearing a black shirt and dark trousers. (more...)
Email prank suggests Bannon wants to oust 'evil' Ivanka, Jared Kushner Email prank suggests Bannon wants to oust 'evil' Ivanka, Jared Kushner
- August 23, 2017

After being ousted as White House Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon returns to Breitbart News to bring down President Trump's Afghanistan plan. While Bannon has had a history of butting heads with White House staff in the past, especially National Security Adviser H.R. (more...)
Irish fly-half Paddy Jackson denies rape allegation Irish fly-half Paddy Jackson denies rape allegation
- August 23, 2017

Fly-half Jackson has been capped for Ireland 25 times and centre Olding has played four times. Two other men face less serious charges arising out of the same case, which they also deny. The court also heard that a number of films and photographs would form part of the case. Neither player will play at club or national level until the court process is concluded, the Irish Rugby Football Union said last month. (more...)
United States military leaders prefer diplomacy over military options on Pyongyang United States military leaders prefer diplomacy over military options on Pyongyang
- August 23, 2017

Adm. Harry Harris, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, was speaking side-by-side with U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. Vincent Brooks and Gen. John Hyten, the commander of U.S. In July, the North successfully test-launched two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). Brooks emphasized that the ongoing joint military drills also play the important role of giving a military option to the allies at all time. (more...)
No convictions for 4 men in Bundy standoff case No convictions for 4 men in Bundy standoff case
- August 23, 2017

Verdicts in four charges against two other defendants, Scott Drexler and Eric Parker, were not reached by the jury. "Random people off the streets, these jurors, they told the government again that we're not going to put up with tyranny", said a John Lamb, a Montana resident who attended nearly all the five weeks of trial, which began with jury selection July 10. (more...)
Bundy Ranch standoff trial ends with no guilty verdicts Bundy Ranch standoff trial ends with no guilty verdicts
- August 23, 2017

The jury cleared Oklahoma resident Richard Lovelien and Steven Stewart of Idaho of all charges, and dismissed the main conspiracy and extortion charges against Eric Parker and O. The men were being retried for their roles in an armed standoff with law enforcement officers after the 2014 cattle roundup near Bundy's ranch. They also argued that the defendants feared for their safety and the safety of protesters when they brought weapons. (more...)
South African rhino breeder readies online auction of horns South African rhino breeder readies online auction of horns
- August 23, 2017

However, a number of NGOs have raised concern that domestic trade in rhino horns would lead to an increase in the illegal global trade due to the lack of a regulatory regime in the country. Hume received a permit to proceed with the sale of 264 rhino horns until Friday. An audit of existing rhino horn stockpiles was underway to "prevent the smuggling of illegally-obtained horns out of the country", she said. (more...)
James Clapper calls Trump speech 'downright scary and disturbing' James Clapper calls Trump speech 'downright scary and disturbing'
- August 23, 2017

Echoing what Democrat Bakari Sellers had previously said on the network, Clapper said the contents of Trump's speech weren't much of a surprise. With the "Russia Narrative" running out of steam, and with charges of racism not really leaving any marks, the media turned to the third leg of their "Resist Trump" stool: his alleged mental incapacity. (more...)
GOP group attacks Flake challenger as Trump heads to Arizona GOP group attacks Flake challenger as Trump heads to Arizona
- August 23, 2017

The president has sent mixed messages about white supremacists since those protests. Allegations of racism and xenophobia have long trailed Arpaio. Arpaio is known as "America's toughest sheriff", but he was also voted out of office a year ago and was recently convicted of criminal contempt-of-court. (more...)
Not looking for any financial assistance from US: COAS Bajwa
- August 23, 2017

General Bajwa said that peace in Afghnaistan is as important for Pakistan as for many any other country. USA officials and analysts have long said Pakistan tolerates the presence of the Afghan Taliban and the allied Haqqani network, which are leading the insurgency against Afghan and US forces. (more...)
China to again have one of the world's fastest bullet trains China to again have one of the world's fastest bullet trains
- August 23, 2017

The Beijing-Shanghai line will begin operating on 21 September and will shorten the almost 820 mile journey by an hour, to four hours thirty minutes. A new breed of bullet trains in China would seem to be the ideal solution to tackle Auckland's crippling transport woes. (more...)
WWE RAW results: Cena returns to RAW; Lesnar decimated again
- August 23, 2017

At one point Cena vs. Reigns had been rumored for WrestleMania after WWE briefly changed the SummerSlam main event from being Brock Lesnar defending the WWE Universal Championship against Braun Strowman to Lesnar vs. After such a gutsy, superhuman performance at SummerSlam , will Universal Champion Brock Lesnar and his advocate Paul Heyman be a part of RAW? Drew Gulak, Tony Nese, Noam Dar, & Ariya Daivari by Cedric Alexander pinning Tony Nese following the Lumbar Check. (more...)
Radwanska kicks off New Haven title defense Radwanska kicks off New Haven title defense
- August 23, 2017

Radwanska, the World No. 10, downed the 23-year-old from Westmount, Que., 6-3, 7-5 in one hour 45 minutes. Radwanska came into the matchup with a full mastery of Bouchard's aggressive game, boasting a flawless 3-0 record in the pair previous encounters, each of those wins coming on a different surface. (more...)
Valerie Plame Wants to Buy Twitter...And Ban the President Valerie Plame Wants to Buy Twitter...And Ban the President
- August 23, 2017

President Donald Trump can't use it. The president of the United States is unlikely to be banned by Twitter at any point soon. On her GoFundMe page , she blames a sizable portion of America's ills on the president, explaining: "From emboldening white supremacists to promoting violence against journalists, his tweets damage the country and put people in harm's way". (more...)

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