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North Korean projectile passed over Japan, reports say North Korean projectile passed over Japan, reports say
- August 29, 2017

Japanese national broadcaster NHK reports that the projectile has passed over Japan. Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, said that he would take all measures necessary to protect the Japanese republic. The projectiles, which were thought to be ballistic missiles, flew for 155 miles before landing in sea inbetween the Korean Peninsula and Japan. "We'll maintain a high level of vigilance and our missile defense system under the strong Japan-US alliance". (more...)
Israeli Forces Detain 11 Palestinians in Occupied Territories Israeli Forces Detain 11 Palestinians in Occupied Territories
- August 29, 2017

The measures, including metal detectors and cameras, led to renewed violence between Palestinians and security forces, sparking outrage across the Muslim world. Kushner was accompanied on the two-day trip by Jason Greenblatt, the White House's special representative for global negotiations, and Dina Powell, the deputy national security adviser. (more...)
Trump's news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto at 4:30 pm Trump's news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto at 4:30 pm
- August 29, 2017

Mr. Trump said that many countries are a threat, and "I hope that we do have good relations with Russian Federation". Trump said protecting American lives is his top priority as Harvey continues to pound the U.S. Trump said that there are "many countries" he would consider threats, adding that "these are all threats that we'll be able to handle if we have to". (more...)
Would-be carjacker gets dragged out of his shorts on busy street Would-be carjacker gets dragged out of his shorts on busy street
- August 29, 2017

At one point the driver of the SUV stops and the man stands up and tries to open the auto door as his shorts are around his knees. Videos posted to Twitter Friday show a man being dragged alongside a vehicle he attempted to steal. The suspect's victims in the attempted carjacking also sustained minor injuries from being attacked by the suspect. The man also punched cars windows on other vehicles, police say, and attempted to break their door handles to gain entry to cars, according to ... (more...)
Southwest Airlines to add nonstop flights between Boise, San Jose Southwest Airlines to add nonstop flights between Boise, San Jose
- August 29, 2017

Service to San Jose is the third added by Southwest from Spokane in recent months. In July, Southwest announced its first worldwide nonstop flight from Indianapolis to Cancun, Mexico. The expansion will go into effect on April 8, 2018. New nonstop service to Orlando begins May 6, 2018. With their expansion of non-stop flights, Southwest said it will expand it's network of non-stop service to 45 markets. (more...)
IL school funding plan includes millions in private-school scholarship tax credits IL school funding plan includes millions in private-school scholarship tax credits
- August 29, 2017

Both parties agree the 20-year-old calculation IL now uses is unfair, but they can't agree on an overhaul. That's the gist of what House Republican leader Jim Durkin from Western Springs said after spending his Sunday afternoon negotiating behind closed doors. (more...)
Harvey forces weather service to add two new colors to maps Harvey forces weather service to add two new colors to maps
- August 28, 2017

The move came as forecasters warn of continued flood dangers and continue to update precipitation totals from what the NWS is calling "unprecedented" rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey , which made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane late Friday. (more...)
The 'Heathers' Reboot Trailer is Finally Here, and It's Very, Very Queer The 'Heathers' Reboot Trailer is Finally Here, and It's Very, Very Queer
- August 28, 2017

Based on a 1988 American black comedy film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehman, Heathers portrayed four teenage girls-three of whom are named Heather-in a clique at an OH high school. The lead Heather (played by Melanie Field ) is nothing like the blonde ringleader of yore; instead, she's a brunette with a slicked-back bouffant who wears a gold H pendant and earrings that spell out "fuck". (more...)
7-year-old survives being strangled, thrown off bridge in Worcester 7-year-old survives being strangled, thrown off bridge in Worcester
- August 28, 2017

He threw the girl off a bridge into Lake Quinsigamond where she swam to safety and sought help at 4:30 a.m. a nearby Shrewsbury home, authorities said. It's unclear if he has an attorney. Hubert is charged with kidnapping. Check back for updates. Prosecutors said the girl was asleep on a chair in the living room of her grandparents' home in the central MA city of Worcester when Hubert grabbed her and forced her into his auto. (more...)
MP Policeman Runs 1Km with 10 kg Bomb, Saves 400 School Children MP Policeman Runs 1Km with 10 kg Bomb, Saves 400 School Children
- August 28, 2017

A 40-year-old Madhya Pradesh Police Head Constable saved lives of 100 children and many other villagers when he carried a bomb found in the backyard of a school over his shoulder and disposed it off far away from human habitation. Meanwhile, the IG (Sagar Zone) Satish Saxena has ordered a probe to find out who planted the bomb in the government school campus. The bomb could have caused many deaths if it had exploded since the school is attended by almost 400 children. (more...)
Willie Duggan: Ireland rugby great dies at age of 67 Willie Duggan: Ireland rugby great dies at age of 67
- August 28, 2017

He played in all four Tests during the Lions tour 1977 to New Zealand which the All Blacks won 3-1. As news of his passing spread this morning, local people took to social media in their droves to voice their upset and to express condolences to the Duggan family. (more...)
In Us : Despite political hurdles, Trump defiant on Mexico wall
- August 28, 2017

But after the Treasury warned that it could run out of money to pay its debts within a day, the Senate voted 81-18 to raise the limit , per The New York Times . The idea went nowhere, my Senate source says, because House Freedom Caucus members-the most hawkish on the debt-hated the idea of having to choose between raising the debt ceiling or voting against a bill to help veterans. (more...)
Interim Colbert police chief says he will resign Interim Colbert police chief says he will resign
- August 28, 2017

Bart Alsbrook , who was a reserve officer before being named interim Colbert police chief Tuesday, denied the allegations, and said his name was linked to the websites through vindictive skinheads he'd met at heavy metal concerts. The website was then taken offline within hours of the initial accusation. The SPLC had previously identified Alsbrook as Texas coordinator of racist skinhead group Blood and Honor and NS88 chief. (more...)
This guy lied about being stabbed over neo-Nazi haircut This guy lied about being stabbed over neo-Nazi haircut
- August 28, 2017

Witt originally said that on August 16, he was exiting his auto outside a Steak 'n Shake restaurant when someone approached him, asked if he was a neo-Nazi, and went to stab him. However, the footage did show Witt leaving a sporting goods store after buying a small knife. On August 24, 2017, Sheridan Police re-interviewed Mr. (more...)
Qualtrough part of federal cabinet shuffle Qualtrough part of federal cabinet shuffle
- August 28, 2017

Bennett, becomes minister of Crown-Indigenous relations and northern affairs. - Kent Hehr leaves Veterans Affairs to become minister of sport and persons with disabilities. Petitpas Taylor is the second New Brunswicker to take a seat in Trudeau's federal cabinet after Beauséjour MP Dominic LeBlanc, minister of fisheries, oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. (more...)
Four people pulled from sinking boat near Port Aransas Four people pulled from sinking boat near Port Aransas
- August 28, 2017

The U.S. Coast Guard performed rescues from above to bring people trapped on their roofs in Houston to safety. "To complete the evolution quickly and take these mariners out of harm's way, the aircrews delivered the survivors to a drop off point and the Signet Constellation transported the survivors to a safer location", Capt. (more...)
New Confederate moment unveiled in Crenshaw County New Confederate moment unveiled in Crenshaw County
- August 28, 2017

The memorial park's owner and developer, David Coggins, said the groups in attendance weren't white nationalists or racists, but were acknowledging their heritage and honoring Confederate soldiers everywhere. But Coggins insisted that the monument had nothing to do with race. "We had some concerns". We're not white supremacists, matter of fact, we have members in our organization who are black. (more...)
Valley lawmakers denounce Trump remarks on wall, immigration Valley lawmakers denounce Trump remarks on wall, immigration
- August 28, 2017

Either that, or Bitcoins. Mexico has said it will not and can not pay, and Trump has requested $1.6 billion through the congressional appropriations process this fall for new and replacement portions of the wall. After Donald Trump's threat to shut down the federal government if the border wall is not funded, many critics have gone on the attack. It also contains $1.6 billion for the construction of a physical wall along the southern border. (more...)
Red Cross workers from Colorado helping with Harvey response Red Cross workers from Colorado helping with Harvey response
- August 28, 2017

The American Red Cross is working alongside partners across communities in Texas to provide shelter, serve thousands of meals and snacks, distribute relief items, and help people plan their recovery from the devastating flooding. Forty-five firefighters, paramedics, doctors and engineers make up MDFR's team. " Harvey is the strongest storm to hit Texas since 1961", Abbott said. (more...)
Kent State HC Paul Haynes to miss start of 2017 season Kent State HC Paul Haynes to miss start of 2017 season
- August 28, 2017

He later served as Miami (Ohio) head coach from 2011 to 2013. The 48-year-old Haynes, who was entering his fifth season at the helm for the Flashes, amassed a record of 12-35 (8-23 Mid-American Conference) in his first four years. Haynes played at Kent State from 1987-1991 as a defensive back. The 48-year-old Haynes will miss the Golden Flashes' season opener at No. 5 Clemson on Saturday and possibly a home game against Howard on September 9. (more...)
Gurmeet Ram Rahim sentencing: Alia Bhatt's 'Raazi' shoot comes to a halt Gurmeet Ram Rahim sentencing: Alia Bhatt's 'Raazi' shoot comes to a halt
- August 28, 2017

The situation has worsened with the mobile and communication network being stopped. Following the mayhem, curfew was imposed in Punjab due to which the cast had to stay indoors to avoid any unexpected incident. Adds the source, "They were discussing how it would be in everyone's best interests to put off the shoot till Monday". Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal is now gearing up for their upcoming Indian period espionage thriller movie title 'Raazi' , which is directed by Meghna Gulzar ... (more...)
Taoiseach to ask for Ibrahim Halawa to be returned home after trial Taoiseach to ask for Ibrahim Halawa to be returned home after trial
- August 28, 2017

Ireland's Ambassador to Egypt, Damien Cole, and a team of observers from the Irish Embassy were in court to monitor the proceedings and to report back to the Irish government on today's developments. "I want to make sure that when Ibrahim does return to Ireland that we have any supports that may need to be in place for him and to make sure that any checks in relation to his own health are in place". (more...)
Taoiseach to Speak to El Sisi about Halawa Taoiseach to Speak to El Sisi about Halawa
- August 28, 2017

A major diplomatic effort to secure the Dublin student's return to Ireland will swing into action if, as expected, the final verdict is delivered by an Egyptian court today. His sister Omaima read a recent letter in which Ibrahim said: "I'm scared of the light of freedom". Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has scheduled a phone call with the Egyptian President on Monday, in which he will ask that Irishman Ibrahim Halawa be allowed to return home after his trial. (more...)
School Is Back, And So Are The Buses School Is Back, And So Are The Buses
- August 28, 2017

In those instances, oncoming traffic does not have to stop because children will not be crossing the road to reach the bus. "Traffic following a bus must always stop with the bus". Back-to-school season is upon us, so be on the lookout for school kids scurrying to cross the street to catch a bus or beat the final bell. The special enforcement program is created to drive home the law on school bus safety. (more...)
Eight Indians killed in UK's deadliest road accident in years Eight Indians killed in UK's deadliest road accident in years
- August 28, 2017

Benny, who emigrated to the United Kingdom in 2005, owned a minicab business, ABC Travels at Nottingham, hired by an Indian family with their roots in Chennai. The minibus was squashed flat in the ghastly crash killing the Indians instantly and five-year-old girl was pulled out of the wreckage with life threatening injuries. (more...)
Pak, Afghan military leadership agree on forming joint working group Pak, Afghan military leadership agree on forming joint working group
- August 28, 2017

The COAS, while assuring fullest cooperation to Afghanistan said that Pakistan could not bring the Afghan war into Pakistan. He said that Pakistan has already cleared all its areas indiscriminately and has started unilateral border security measures including fencing. (more...)
CBI judge reaches Rohtak, proceedings to sentence Dera chief Ram Rahim begin CBI judge reaches Rohtak, proceedings to sentence Dera chief Ram Rahim begin
- August 28, 2017

The defence argued Singh is a social worker who has worked for the welfare of people and asked for leniency. Ram Rahim was convicted on charges of rape on August 25 by the Special CBI Court . "Singh also exploited them rightly", said Basab Gupta, a political analyst in Delhi. Critics say Haryana state authorities grossly underestimated the risk posed by the army of devotees. (more...)
US President Seeking to Get Rid of JCPOA, Iranian Nuclear Chief Warns US President Seeking to Get Rid of JCPOA, Iranian Nuclear Chief Warns
- August 28, 2017

The White House sent Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the United Nations, to Vienna on Wednesday to meet with officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency, which is responsible for monitoring and verifying Iran's commitments under the 2015 agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. (more...)
Tanker's speedy Arctic crossing is bad news for the planet Tanker's speedy Arctic crossing is bad news for the planet
- August 28, 2017

The company is very proud of the fact that the Christophe de Margerie can operate using LNG fuel. On this trip it was able to keep up an average speed of 14 knots despite sailing through ice that was over one metre thick in places. For decades, they have been warning that rising global temperatures, which affect the poles much more than other parts of world, will melt Arctic ice. (more...)
Over 2000 Texas Guardsmen activated for Hurricane Harvey Over 2000 Texas Guardsmen activated for Hurricane Harvey
- August 28, 2017

Houston - home to a large Jewish population - is experiencing heavy flooding from Harvey as it lingers in the area, now as a tropical storm. In addition to providing additional manpower, Stillinger said the Texas Army National Guard brings high-wheeled vehicles to assist in rescuing residents from severely flooded areas. (more...)

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