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North Korea fires 3 short-range missiles; US says tests failed
- August 28, 2017

It seems that these unidentified projectiles are the latest weapons tests for the country that has been rapidly expanding its nuclear weapons and missile program. Several news outlets, including Yonhap News Agency headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, have reported the missile launch. Also on Tuesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson praised Pyongyang for demonstrating "some level of restraint", noting that there had been "no missile launches or provocative acts on the part of North Korea", ... (more...)
Trump expected to lift ban on local police using military equipment Trump expected to lift ban on local police using military equipment
- August 28, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions could make the formal announcement to restore the program Monday when he addresses the National Fraternal Order of Police's 2017 Biennial National Conference in Nashville. In a background paper prepared by the White House, the Trump administration cites two articles published this month in the American Economic Journal which found that distributing military weapons and equipment to civilian law enforcement had "generally positive effects" and "reduced ... (more...)
How Trump's wall could shut down the USA government How Trump's wall could shut down the USA government
- August 28, 2017

Trump would love for McConnell to get rid of the legislative filibuster the way he did the filibuster on Supreme Court nominations. Writing after Trump's response to the Charlottesville, Va., white-supremacist rally - in which Trump said " both sides" were to blame for the violence - Danforth says: "We are the party of the Union, and he is the most divisive president in our history". (more...)
Local sailor's remains recovered following ship collision Local sailor's remains recovered following ship collision
- August 28, 2017

Fallout from the collision resulted in the dismissal last week of then-7th Fleet commander Vice. Aircraft, divers and vessels from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and the United States joined a search-and-rescue operation for the missing sailors over an area of about 5,500 sq.km. (more...)
Coast Guard suspends search for man whose boat capsized on Potomac Coast Guard suspends search for man whose boat capsized on Potomac
- August 28, 2017

On Sunday, Maryland Natural Resources police said the search was still underway. After receiving notifications of people in distress aboard the vessels, watchstanders directed a launch of two Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews to make the rescues. (more...)
Germany will be harsh with holiday refugees, says Angela Merkel Germany will be harsh with holiday refugees, says Angela Merkel
- August 28, 2017

Merkel, seeing a fourth term, has had to contend with loud and sustained heckling from demonstrators strongly opposed to her refugee policies so far on the campaign trail. "We'll overcome that. It will take time and patience but we will succeed". Noting that Greece and Italy have borne the brunt of the refugee crisis "simply due to their geography", Merkel said she would not rest until other European Union countries accepted more refugees. (more...)
Most Americans Believe Donald Trump Is Dividing the Country Most Americans Believe Donald Trump Is Dividing the Country
- August 28, 2017

The poll comes amid a rocky August for the president, who has faced criticism for his response after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia , left one counter-protester dead. A majority of them - 60 percent - disapprove of the president's response to the violent clashes earlier this month in Charlottesville, Va., compared with 32 percent who approve. (more...)
North Korea fires possible ballistic missile North Korea fires possible ballistic missile
- August 28, 2017

The incident happened amid rising tensions between the USA and North Korea , which has been warned by President Trump about missile build-up and development of nuclear armaments. The White House said President Trump was briefed on what happened and "we are monitoring the situation". The United States possesses a more comprehensive network of ground-, sea-, air-, and space-based sensors capable of detecting and measuring North Korean ballistic missile launch activities. (more...)
'Restraint' Appears To Be Over As North Korea Launches Missile Test Again 'Restraint' Appears To Be Over As North Korea Launches Missile Test Again
- August 28, 2017

It said earlier that the third missile appears to have blown up immediately. The launches come days after the US and South Korea started the 10-day Ulchi Freedom Guardian military exercises, an annual joint military drill the two countries have held in some form for more than half a century. (more...)
Paul Goldschmidt sets more D-backs history Paul Goldschmidt sets more D-backs history
- August 28, 2017

Bumgarner ended his seven-inning night by striking out former teammate Gregor Blanco with Brandon Drury at second base. Walker gave up four hits, including a Jarrett Parker homer, in 6 1/3 innings. "You don't give up as many hits but you're giving up more home runs". Goldschmidt, Martinez, and Daniel "Scals" Desclaso proceeded to hit back-to-back-to-back home runs for good measure in the eighth, scoring nine total runs in the inning and putting the game completely out of reach for the ... (more...)
Palace on Kian slay case: Let law take due course Palace on Kian slay case: Let law take due course
- August 28, 2017

Hundreds of mourners and left-wing activists carried placards that read "Stop killing the poor" and "Justice for Kian" during a kilometrs-long funeral march before Kian Loyd delos Santos was interred at a public cemetery in the Manila metropolis. (more...)
Korea fires 3 short-range ballistic missiles: United States military Korea fires 3 short-range ballistic missiles: United States military
- August 28, 2017

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday his aggressive rhetoric towards North Korea is bearing fruit and that Kim Jong-Un has started to "respect" the United States. The firings come after the United Nations agreed to impose costly economic sanctions on the country. In recent weeks the North has threatened to fire a salvo of missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam, but has since backed away from the plan and tensions have eased. (more...)
My money won't go to the border wall My money won't go to the border wall
- August 28, 2017

Trump's renewed focus on the border comes at a time when he is under increased scrutiny over another Washington Post report that claims he once asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the government's criminal contempt of court case against former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (more...)
Chris Christie, Bill O'Reilly and Newt Gingrich turn on Trump Chris Christie, Bill O'Reilly and Newt Gingrich turn on Trump
- August 28, 2017

But he couldn't resist lengthy and riffing remarks aimed at his media foes. "We have KKK. I got 'em all", Trump said in reference to calling out specifics groups in his statements. Trump all but said he would pardon Arpaio on a recent federal contempt charge. And honestly, if the press were not fake and if it was honest, the press would have said what I said was very nice. (more...)
In the end, Trump will have to talk to North Korea In the end, Trump will have to talk to North Korea
- August 28, 2017

An earlier assessment by the U.S. Command said the first and third missiles failed in flight and the second blew up immediately. Pyongyang later said it had a plan to fire missiles at the United States territory of Guam , while President Donald Trump said any threats would be met with " fire and fury ". (more...)
MotoGP Silverstone: Nakagami takes second-ever Moto2 win MotoGP Silverstone: Nakagami takes second-ever Moto2 win
- August 28, 2017

Yet, Morbidelli only led for a lap before being dispatched by Nakagami - the Japanese rider initially in a three-way fight for best non-Marc VDS status with Tom Luthi and Pasini. Top rookie Francesco Bagnaia completed the top five for VR46, ahead of compatriot Simone Corsi (Speed Up Racing). Stefano Manzi (Sky Racing Team VR46) had an incredible race for his best result yet in the intermediate class, taking seventh and once again showing serious pace at Silverstone to follow on from ... (more...)
14 arrests, reports of violence during Berkeley protests 14 arrests, reports of violence during Berkeley protests
- August 28, 2017

The Berkeley rallies happened a day after a rally planned by a right-wing group fizzled amid throngs of counter-protesters in San Francisco . Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson spoke Saturday in a park in the small city of Pacifica, a suburb of San Francisco, after changing the location and format of the event several times . (more...)
London Zoo starts annual weigh-in of animals great and small London Zoo starts annual weigh-in of animals great and small
- August 28, 2017

The tactics included enticing hungry penguins to walk over scales as they lined up for their breakfast, and hanging the lions' morning feed high up to encourage them to stretch to their full height. That means everybody, from the heaviest-Ellish the giraffe, tipping the scales at more than 1,870 pounds-to the lightest-an unnamed, featherweight leaf cutter ant between three and five milligrams. (more...)
Top Stock Picks for the Day: Callon Petroleum Company (CPE), AmerisourceBergen Corporation
- August 28, 2017

Dow Chem Co now has $78.96B valuation. The stock declined 0.38% or $0.04 reaching $10.39 per share. About 2.15M shares traded. Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE:CPE), maintained return on investment for the last twelve months at 5.84, higher than what Reuters data shows regarding industry's average. (more...)
Local firefighters assisting with search and rescue efforts in Texas Local firefighters assisting with search and rescue efforts in Texas
- August 28, 2017

The exact location of where they will go has not yet been determined. VA-TF2 has conducted search and rescue operations in the aftermath of numerous hurricanes . Since the state of Texas as will as the President has called a state of emergency, FEMA is heavily involved in the rescue efforts as well as the Department of Homeland Security. (more...)
North Korea warns of nuclear war over USA military drills with South North Korea warns of nuclear war over USA military drills with South
- August 28, 2017

The messages in Rodong Sinmun, the official government newspaper, come a day before the United States starts the Ulchi Freedom Guardian military exercises with South Korea on Monday. A Chinese customs spokesperson also told reporters that Chinese exports to North Korea rose nearly 30% to $1.67bn in the first half of the year, largely driven by fabrics and other raw materials required to make clothing. (more...)
San Francisco's Alamo Park Swarmed by Counter-Protesters After Right-Wing Rally Cancelled San Francisco's Alamo Park Swarmed by Counter-Protesters After Right-Wing Rally Cancelled
- August 28, 2017

Also Saturday, an estimated 400 counter-demonstrators gathered in Knoxville, Tennessee to protest less than two dozen demonstrators at a white separatist rally at the Fort Sanders Confederate memorial, which some have called to remove, the Knoxville News-Sentinel reported . (more...)
Japan routs Mexico to book spot in LLWS championship final Japan routs Mexico to book spot in LLWS championship final
- August 28, 2017

Japan, with three shutouts in four tournament games, will play Sunday against Lufkin, Texas , which beat Greenville, North Carolina , 6-5 in the USA championship. Ashton Byars and Carson Hardee each hit a home run. After that, a dropped third strike and an error by Mexico pitcher Jorge Garcia put two runners on and squandered two potential outs. (more...)
North Korea fires missile into sea
- August 28, 2017

The U.S. Pacific Command said that one of the three ballistic missiles had blown up immediately after blastoff, but that two others had traveled about 155 miles before splashing down. Today's missiles launches, though failed, reignite the possibility of increasing tensions in the peninsula. If the United States prioritizes its citizens' safety, the future of US forces in South Korea is unclear. (more...)
2 women dead in crash outside shopping mall in Paramus, New Jersey
- August 28, 2017

A 19-year-old passenger was dead upon police arrival, officials said. One of the women died at the hospital. A third Garfield woman was hospitalized with serious injuries, while a Paterson man was treated there for undisclosed injuries. As CBS2's Reena Roy reported, two eastbound lanes on Route 4 were still closed at Forest Avenue as of 8 a.m. The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, Bergen County Sheriff's Office and Paramus Police responded to the scene. (more...)
China Will Use All Means To Defend Interests Against US Trade Investigation China Will Use All Means To Defend Interests Against US Trade Investigation
- August 28, 2017

During the Thursday conference, Gao also said that Beijing's support for overseas investment will not change but the oversight of deals will increase. Earlier this week, Washington initiated a dispute settlement panel at the World Trade Organization to check on China's administration of tariff rate quotas on agricultural products. (more...)
The frightening charges against alleged camouflage sex attacker The frightening charges against alleged camouflage sex attacker
- August 28, 2017

Officers seized a number of items relevant to the investigation. Johnson is facing 13 charges, including aggravated assault of someone under 16 and performing an aggravated act of indecency on a person under 16. Detective Superintendent Linda Howlett from the NSW Police Sex Crimes Squad said the alleged victim was "relieved" about the arrest. Johnson was charged with multiple sex offences, some relating to alleged assaults on a second girl, who is 11, between October 2016 and April 2017. (more...)
Tropical Storm Harvey threatens vital Texas energy hub Tropical Storm Harvey threatens vital Texas energy hub
- August 28, 2017

Additional weakening is expected over the next day or two. - SHIPPING: Shipping terminals along the Texas coast shut down as the storm approached. "This rain will lead to a prolonged, dangerous, and potentially catastrophic flooding event well into next week", the National Weather Service said. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey threatens Texas with 'catastrophic' floods, one dead Hurricane Harvey threatens Texas with 'catastrophic' floods, one dead
- August 28, 2017

Storm surges as high as 7 feet are possible in some areas of coastal Texas. Abbott has asked the federal government to add 20 more Texas counties to the federal disaster declared because of Hurricane Harvey , which would bring the disaster area to 50 counties along the Gulf Coast and farther inland. (more...)
In Austria killed five climbers In Austria killed five climbers
- August 28, 2017

The group fell down 200 meters (yards) on a steep slope covered with ice and debris. Reichholf said there were indications that the climbers were German citizens, adding that details were still emerging. The Italian press said one of the crevasse victims had been rescued Sunday in grave condition but later died of their injuries. The others agreed, but as they turned to make their way back, a person in the group lost his footing and fell, pulling the others with him. (more...)