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Top Legislative Leaders, Rauner Reach 'Historic' School Funding Reform Top Legislative Leaders, Rauner Reach 'Historic' School Funding Reform
- August 25, 2017

Speaker of the House Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton confirmed that a tentative agreement had been reached as well. The four are expected to meet again in Springfield on Sunday. But Rauner removed hundreds of millions of dollars for Chicago Public Schools, saying the plan was overly generous to the nation's third-largest district. (more...)
State Department Mexico Travel Warning Issued for Cancun, Los Cabos State Department Mexico Travel Warning Issued for Cancun, Los Cabos
- August 25, 2017

The State Department updated its travel warning August 22, replacing an earlier warning issued December 8, 2016, to include information on kidnappings, as well as rising homicide rates and drug-related violence. "This is a very bad news for Mexico ", Rafael Fernandez de Castro, director for the Center for U.S. The San Diego Union-Tribune pointed out that there are areas of Mexico with no State Department advisories, including Mexico City along with the states of Hidalgo, ... (more...)
Roger Stone: 'Violence' If Trump Is Impeached Roger Stone: 'Violence' If Trump Is Impeached
- August 25, 2017

Stone argued that those calling for Trump's impeachment were simply upset that Hillary Clinton lost the election, but that they should "get over it". Asked specifically if Trump were to be impeached there would be " some type of civil war?" Stone stressed that he's not advocating violence in the event of an impeachment, but he is predicting it. (more...)
Ajay Devgn and Kajol to team up after 7 YEARS! Ajay Devgn and Kajol to team up after 7 YEARS!
- August 25, 2017

Ajay Devgn had announced Battle of Saragrahi long time ago. Earlier reports had suggested that Ajay was miffed with close friend Salman for co-producing the movie with rival Karan. Furthermore, Ajay Devgn maintained that the film will be made on a large scale because of which he requires at least two years for prepping for the film. (more...)
Father threw his 1-month-old son into ceiling fan Father threw his 1-month-old son into ceiling fan
- August 25, 2017

Muskogee Police Department investigator James Poffel wrote in an affidavit that the injuries were "considered to be non-accidental", the outlet reports. Whitehead told KTOV that she usually gets a babysitter to watch Calvin while she works, but couldn't get her usual sitter. The anxious mother said baby Calvin is showing signs of improvement. (more...)
Naomi Campbell attacks lack of diversity at British Vogue Naomi Campbell attacks lack of diversity at British Vogue
- August 25, 2017

As the fashion industry has a long-established issue with race and diversity, it was no surprise that his appointment was announced by many as a moment of reckoning for the industry. That's quite shocking for 2017. Campbell, film director Steve McQueen and model and activist Adwoa Aboah were all named as contributing editors and a make-up artist, Pat McGrath, was named beauty editor-at large. (more...)
Cambodia orders US-funded group to leave in new anti-American move Cambodia orders US-funded group to leave in new anti-American move
- August 25, 2017

Of more than 280 comments in English and Khmer, the majority - though far from all - were critical of the decision. The paper was founded by an American. It outlines how the parties are working together to create what is known as a colour revolution in the country, the Khmer Times reported . "You do not need to tell us what it is", it said in an open letter, accusing the U.S. (more...)
We are going to attack terrorists wherever they live We are going to attack terrorists wherever they live
- August 25, 2017

President Trump's announcement of "integration of all instruments of American power-diplomatic, economic, and military-toward a successful outcome" was not a new idea, as in 2009, the State Department had laid out its all-hands-on-deck strategy of counter-insurgency (COIN), which it described as "the blend of comprehensive civilian and military efforts created to simultaneously contain insurgency and address its root causes". (more...)
What happened to Mexico paying for the border wall? What happened to Mexico paying for the border wall?
- August 25, 2017

In the comfort of his most fervent fans, Trump often resurrects his free-wheeling 2016 campaign style, pinging insults at perceived enemies such as the media and meandering from topic to topic without a clear theme. Crowds of protesters along with the president's supporters gathered in the city despite the sweltering heat. "If we have to close down our government, we're building that wall", the president said in Phoenix. (more...)
Moscow Opposes 'Endless' Anti-North Korea Sanctions, Urges Dialogue Moscow Opposes 'Endless' Anti-North Korea Sanctions, Urges Dialogue
- August 25, 2017

The diplomat described the decision as an unfriendly move by the US. Last Monday, China's commerce and customs officials announced that China will stop importing coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood from North Korea in line with the United Nations resolution and with domestic law governing overseas trade. (more...)
Vietnam and Turkey aim to double trade value by 2020 Vietnam and Turkey aim to double trade value by 2020
- August 25, 2017

He added that Turkey also wants to deepen economic and business ties with Asian countries. During his trip, PM Yildirim held talks with PM Phuc, met with National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, and attended the Vietnam-Turkey Business Forum. (more...)
Pelosi: GOP leaders must make plan to avoid debt limit disaster
- August 25, 2017

But this week, nobody from the White House, no Republicans from the House of Representatives, or Republican from the Senate would appear on Meet the Press. Democrats will not back a funding bill that includes money for the wall, and the GOP does not have the votes to approve a spending bill in the Senate if Democrats block it. (more...)
MAC to Launch Aaliyah Collection MAC to Launch Aaliyah Collection
- August 25, 2017

Dougherty further explained that will the help of Aaliyah's family, the products in the collection will be a celebration of Aaliyah's most memorable looks. If you grew up listening to R&B in the '90s and early 2000s, then you have definitely been an Aaliyah fan at some point. While very few details surrounding the collection are known, but fans have requested "eyeshadows, lipsticks, lipliners, lip glosses, contour and highlight, beauty powder, false eyelashes and eyebrow pencils" that ... (more...)
Is Hate Speech Protected by the Constitution? Is Hate Speech Protected by the Constitution?
- August 25, 2017

Group leaders also condemned Berkeley city officials and the National Park Service for welcoming the "alt-right" rally to the streets of their communities in the name of free speech. Some plan to show up at the rally and peacefully protest, while others are encouraging people to ignore the Crissy Field event and hold alternate events elsewhere in the city. (more...)
Trump advised to hold off on Arpaio pardon Trump advised to hold off on Arpaio pardon
- August 25, 2017

John McCain and Jeff Flake - but didn't use their names. Arizona's two Republican US senators, who have both clashed with the president, skipped the event. The president alluded to the pardon during his address, saying that "I won't ( pardon Arpaio ) tonight because I don't want to cause controversy", but that the former sheriff "should feel good". (more...)
Mom Born During 1979 Eclipse Gives Birth To Daughter During ... Yep! Mom Born During 1979 Eclipse Gives Birth To Daughter During ... Yep!
- August 25, 2017

She was due to give birth on Friday, but when the baby hadn't arrived by Monday, doctors induced labor. While Jonathan Gettler said he was hopeful to have a daughter share his birthday - August 17 - both parents were excited for another eclipse birth. (more...)
USA denies rift between Trump, Senate head USA denies rift between Trump, Senate head
- August 25, 2017

According to the Times , Trump called McConnell Aug. 9 and criticized him over the July 28 health care bill collapse . "This is about having a clean debt ceiling so that we can maintain the best credit, the reserve currency and be focused on what we should be focusing are so many other important issues for the economy", Mnuchin said . (more...)
3 killed in crash in northeast Kansas 3 killed in crash in northeast Kansas
- August 25, 2017

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2009 Ford Fusion driven by Darius J. Thomas, 21, Olathe, was eastbound on Kansas 10 Just west of Cedar Creek Parkway. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 3:15 a.m. Thursday on Kansas 10 when a auto crashed into a guardrail. The eastbound lanes of the highway remained closed through the morning rush. (more...)
Russian Bombers 'Entered South Korea's Air Defense Identification Zone' Russian Bombers 'Entered South Korea's Air Defense Identification Zone'
- August 25, 2017

Russia's Tu-95MS strategic bombers have made scheduled flights over the neutral waters of the Pacific Ocean and several seas, Russia's Defense Ministry reported on Thursday. Russia's Defence Ministry said in a statement the Tupolev-95MS bombers, code named "Bears" by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, flew over neutral waters and were accompanied by Russian Sukhoi-35S fighter jets and A-50 early warning and control aircraft. (more...)
United States launches formal trade investigation into China United States launches formal trade investigation into China
- August 25, 2017

Meanwhile, trade tensions are also heating up between China and South Korea, after the latter's deployment of a controversial defence system. The other, more interesting anti-Bannon op-ed was penned for the Global Times by financial services executive Ed Zhang, who lambastes Bannon for allegedly being a "poor student of Sun Tzu". (more...)
Donald Trump's approval rating reaches new low after Charlottesville response
- August 25, 2017

Trump's approval rating has dropped following his various statements on the subject, as some polls showed the majority of Americans disapproved of his handling of Charlottesville. The president's approval rating slipped further underwater, with 35 per cent approving and 59 per cent disapproving of his performance, for a rating of minus 24. (more...)
Trump calls for unity in America, 24 hours after Phoenix clashes Trump calls for unity in America, 24 hours after Phoenix clashes
- August 24, 2017

Mayor Greg Stanton, who also spoke at the news conference, said that the police had attempted to allow people on the streets of downtown Phoenix to protest peacefully, and that there had been no serious injuries. "Today, we are here to honor you for the sacrifices you have made to defend our nation and preserve our way of life", the president's prepared remarks began. (more...)
After Trump's Shutdown Threat, Sanders Dodges Border Wall Funding Questions After Trump's Shutdown Threat, Sanders Dodges Border Wall Funding Questions
- August 24, 2017

But the media didn't ask press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders a single question about it. "We know that the wall and other security measures at the border work, we've seen that take place over the last decade, and we're committed to making sure the American people are protected and we're going to continue to push forward and make sure that the wall gets built". (more...)
Dead baby discovered in P&G parking lot was employee's child, authorities say Dead baby discovered in P&G parking lot was employee's child, authorities say
- August 24, 2017

New York Post reports that Doyle Burke, the chief investigator for the Warren County Coroner's Office in OH, stated that the mother of child, an employee of P&G, left the 15-month-old little girl locked in a maroon Nissan SUV while she worked for the day at P&G's Mason Business Center in Mason. (more...)
Smuggled baby tiger cub found by border guards in California Smuggled baby tiger cub found by border guards in California
- August 24, 2017

Wednesday at the Otay Mesa border crossing, southeast of downtown San Diego , according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The cub is being cared for at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, zoo officials said. The cat was removed from the vehicle and placed in an animal crate until it was picked up by U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials, Wasiluk said. "CBP officers are often faced with unusual situations", said Pete Flores, director of field operations for CBP in San Diego. (more...)
Perarivalan, Convict in Rajiv Gandhi's Assassination, Granted Parole First Time Since 1991 Perarivalan, Convict in Rajiv Gandhi's Assassination, Granted Parole First Time Since 1991
- August 24, 2017

The ordinary leave has been granted as per rule 19 of the Tamil Nadu Suspension of Sentence Rules 1982. Tamil Nadu government's Additional Chief Secretary Niranjan Mardi in a letter to the Deputy Inspector General of Prisons, Vellore, recommended the parole to the convict citing the health condition of his father. (more...)
10 sailors missing after United States warship collides with oil tanker 10 sailors missing after United States warship collides with oil tanker
- August 24, 2017

Smith grew up in Novi, Michigan, and moved to Norfolk, Virginia, as a teen with his father. "We're searching in every country surrounding Singapore and the search and rescue as well", Brandon said. Brandon said two Navy officers came to her house early Monday to notify her Smith was missing. They said he is among the missing, but she said her son is "tough" and holds out hope. (more...)
U.S. to impose restrictions on China and Russian Federation for supporting North Korea U.S. to impose restrictions on China and Russian Federation for supporting North Korea
- August 24, 2017

In a press briefing on Wednesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying slammed Washington's latest move. It is something that President Xi Jinping can live with. One of the defectors that USA attorneys are relying on appears to have been very well-placed - the defector had first hand knowledge of "Office 39", a group that maintains a reserve of money for Kim Jong Un. (more...)
Six in 10 Americans reject Trump reaction to Charlottesville Six in 10 Americans reject Trump reaction to Charlottesville
- August 24, 2017

Just more than a third of American voters (35%) say Trump hasn't had an impact on white supremacist groups, and six in 10 voters (59%) say he's encouraged them. The data also signaled that a majority of Americans view Trump's rhetoric as divisive, particularly his response to a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia . (more...)
Commission calls for urgent change in Myanmar's west Commission calls for urgent change in Myanmar's west
- August 24, 2017

Annan said his group's recommendations address the low level of development in Rakhine, with the suggestions including investment promotion and community participation in directing growth. Rohingya representatives have said approximately 400 people were slain during the operation. That national Myanmar commission arrived in a very different place with different approaches than the Rakhine Commission , and there were areas of overlapping mandates that further complicate the situation. (more...)

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