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Man fired at Chinese Consulate in LA before taking own life Man fired at Chinese Consulate in LA before taking own life
- August 02, 2017

The man, whose name was not immediately released, then fatally shot himself in his auto outside of the building, Lopez said. It was not immediately clear if the gunman had any political motive, local media cited police source as saying. China has also asked the USA to get to the bottom of the incident. In 2011, a man was arrested after police said he fired nine shots at a security guard outside the same consulate, but only hit the building. (more...)
Harvard Law School Directory Lists Scaramucci as Dead Harvard Law School Directory Lists Scaramucci as Dead
- August 02, 2017

The Washington Post reported the Harvard Law School directory was issued last week, just as Scaramucci was taking on his new assignment for President Donald Trump - and insulting co-workers right and left. As for Jimmy Kimmel , the ABC host said he had an "exclusive interview " with Scaramucci over the phone. The comedian noted a tweet Trump posted back in February 2016: "Wow Ted Cruz disloyal to his very capable director of communication". (more...)
Trump's attorney previously denied POTUS involvement in Russian Federation statement
- August 02, 2017

Donald Trump Jr . later acknowledged that he took the meeting after being told that he may receive damaging information about Clinton at the meeting. But what exactly is obstruction of justice, and could it lead to Trump's impeachment? President Trump's advisers initially agreed that Trump Jr would release a truthful statement that "couldn't be repudiated later if the full details emerged", the Washington Post says. (more...)
One person killed in fiery Palmdale crash, victim trapped inside vehicle One person killed in fiery Palmdale crash, victim trapped inside vehicle
- August 02, 2017

All the lanes were opened at 5:17 p.m. All lanes of the northbound 15 Freeway have reopened following an overturned big rig crash triggering a SigAlert Tuesday afternoon, August 1, according to the California Highway Patrol. The incident was believed to have been caused by high winds from a thunderstorm moving through the area. The Lebanon Democrat has reached out to highway patrol officials for more information about the circumstances surrounding the wreck. (more...)
North Korea's 'Hotel of Doom' Just Opened (a Little) North Korea's 'Hotel of Doom' Just Opened (a Little)
- August 02, 2017

Under Kim's leadership, North Korea has accelerated its drive towards a credible nuclear strike capability, in defiance of global condemnation and multiple sets of United Nations sanctions. "The global community including China and Russian Federation must take it seriously and step up pressure", he told reporters. In a standard response to the test, Beijing urged restraint by all sides, after the US and South Korea conducted a live-fire exercise using surface-to-surface missiles. (more...)
Trump to sign anti-Russia sanctions 'very soon,' U.S. vice president says Trump to sign anti-Russia sanctions 'very soon,' U.S. vice president says
- August 02, 2017

On Sunday , Russian President Vladimir Putin told the United States it must reduce its diplomatic staff by 755 to match the reduction of Russians in the United States. Tillerson, who did business in Russian Federation when he was chief executive of Exxon Mobil, has said repeatedly that the world's two major nuclear powers can not have such a bad relationship. (more...)
Blue Jays pull up their Sox in Chicago Blue Jays pull up their Sox in Chicago
- August 02, 2017

With the July 31st Trade Deadline come and gone, the Toronto Blue Jays rotation will look a little different. LF Steve Pearce hit his second game-ending grand slam Sunday afternoon to cap a seven-run, ninth-inning rally in the 11-10 win over the Los Angeles Angels . (more...)
Air Canada shares jump on strong earnings Air Canada shares jump on strong earnings
- August 02, 2017

Spracklin said Air Canada's prospects would continue to improve as it reduces debt and boosts cash flow, with the company just at the start of a trend that will be fully felt by 2022. Analysts on average had expected a profit of 36 Canadian cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Air Canada's second-quarter operating revenue totaled C$3.9 billion, up 13.1% year-over-year (YOY). (more...)
Trump seeks to sue schools over affirmative action seen to hurt whites Trump seeks to sue schools over affirmative action seen to hurt whites
- August 02, 2017

The document asked lawyers interested in the project to submit their resumes by August 9, the Times reported. The document does not explicitly identify whom the Justice Department considers at risk of discrimination because of affirmative action admissions policies. (more...)
China's President Says Country Will 'Never Swallow Bitter Fruit' of Surrendering Territory China's President Says Country Will 'Never Swallow Bitter Fruit' of Surrendering Territory
- August 02, 2017

In addition, China is now engaged in tense a standoff with India over a Chinese road-building project in the eastern Himalayas in an area claimed by both Beijing and Bhutan - a close ally of India. In June in Hong Kong, Mr Xi oversaw a military parade - the largest in decades - marking the 20th anniversary of the former British colony's handover to China. (more...)
NZ opposition Labour Party leader quits NZ opposition Labour Party leader quits
- August 02, 2017

But she faces a tough battle to unseat Prime Minister Bill English, whose conservative National Party has won the previous three elections and held power for nine years. For Kelvin to be given the support of his colleagues is an affirmation of his skill and his experience and the kind of commitment that he's given as a member of parliament not only for Maori but for those New Zealanders who actually believe and support in what he does. (more...)
Trump dictated son's misleading statement on meeting with Russian lawyer
- August 02, 2017

We now know that not only were White House aides involved in putting together Trump Jr.'s misleading statement, but so was the president himself. "If it's what you say I love it", Mr Trump Jr partly replied in the exchange, which he said represented the entire chain of his emails about the meeting, which eventually took place on June 9, 2016 . (more...)
As the GOP advances tax reform, Democrats call for bipartisan talks
- August 02, 2017

Ron Wyden, R-Ore., and ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee. Tax reform is one of Republicans' top priorities, and it has taken on added urgency now that the effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare has stalled in the Senate. Forty-three Senate Democrats and two independents signed the letter. Joe Manchin D-W. Va., Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. Only three senators in the 48-member caucus declined to lend their support. (more...)
Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Accern Reports Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Accern Reports
- August 02, 2017

The company has market cap of $2.87 billion. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.07 on July 31, reaching $127.8. (GAM) has risen 23.98% since July 31, 2016 and is uptrending. A number of analysts have recently issued reports on SM shares. (NASDAQ:ZNGA). At the time of writing, the First Call consensus price target for the company is $3.85. (more...)
Qatar Launches Wide-ranging WTO Complaint Against Trade Boycott Qatar Launches Wide-ranging WTO Complaint Against Trade Boycott
- August 02, 2017

Those gave statements to SPA on the issue include a number of Tunisian politicians, scholars, and media personalities. Instead, the Qatari foreign minister said that Saudi Arabia is actually trying to politicize the whole Hajj pilgrimage thing in the middle of the Gulf crisis. (more...)
Don't try this: Thieves steal iPhones from moving truck Don't try this: Thieves steal iPhones from moving truck
- August 02, 2017

During the night of July 24 to 25, a group of men approached the lorry in a auto, and were spotted climbing through the sunroof as it was tailgating the truck carrying iPhones , Dutch police said in a statement. "And now we finally have the evidence، with the van and the loot". They followed closely behind the truck to stay out of the driver's view and then climbed out of the sunroof ready to check the truck for the day's treasure. (more...)
North Korea missile tests continue to rile lawmakers in Washington
- August 02, 2017

The ambassador didn't stop at calling China out however; she says the matter requires an global solution, and that there is "no point" in holding another emergency session of the UN Security Council, unless the worldwide community is willing to seriously challenge North Korea. (more...)
Man injured in mystery doorstep package explosion dies Man injured in mystery doorstep package explosion dies
- August 02, 2017

Wray was badly burned Friday afternoon after he opened the parcel, which was left on the front porch of his two-family home on 222nd St. near 145th Rd.in Springfield Gardens. on his knees", a neighbor who witnessed the explosion told ABC News last week. "Lot of pain, because the flames engulfed his whole top half". They found a cylinder-shaped package roughly the size of an oatmeal box filled with black powder - possibly gunpowder used in antique firearms. (more...)
GOP senators 'look like fools' on health care — Trump Twitter Saturday
- August 02, 2017

Earlier in the week, Republican defections sank GOP efforts to scrap the 2010 law. Let us hope they have more luck there than they have with repealing and replacing Obamacare . But whether there's much appetite among Republicans for merely tweaking the health insurance program remains to be seen. Trump also stated that he "said from the beginning, let Obamacare implode and then do it". (more...)
OH deputy shot near MI border; search under way for suspect OH deputy shot near MI border; search under way for suspect
- August 02, 2017

Sheriff Miller said Deputy Simon has been working for the Fulton County Sheriff's Office for 24 years. A sheriff's deputy pursuing a stolen vehicle was shot in northwest OH, leading to a search for a suspect near the MI state line. He has been charged with attempted murder, having weapons while under disability and fleeing and eluding. Simon reportedly exited his cruiser, along with his K-9, and started toward the suspect's vehicle. (more...)
Senate Democrats say 'no' to cuts for rich in GOP tax plan
- August 02, 2017

But keeping GOP promises for large rate cuts won't be easy under those conditions, given the difficulty in eliminating popular deductions and tax breaks. Each of the three is up for re-election. "We are confident that, by working together, we could modernize our tax system to increase working families' wages, improve middle-class job growth, promote domestic investment, modernize our outdated business and global tax systems and put in place sound fiscal policy that raises the revenue needed ... (more...)
Iran files complaint to JCPOA Joint Commission over United States sanctions
- August 02, 2017

The move came after the U.S. Senate approved sanctions on Friday against Iran for launching a satellite-carrying rocket into space. The deal led to the lifting of most sanctions against Tehran in return for curbs on its nuclear programme. JCPOA Joint Commission is tasked to supervise the implementation of nuclear deal. Tillerson said that Washington could "tear it up and walk away" or stay in the deal and hold Iran accountable to its terms, which he said would require Iran to act as a "good ... (more...)
Chelsea Clinton thanks WH staff after Trump calls it a 'dump'
- August 02, 2017

Perhaps it is, by the standards of a multi-billionaire who owns 17 golf courses - err, owned 17 golf courses, before he turned over control to his sons Eric and Donald Jr. "But as you get older and wiser and richer, you realize it's not only about the competition, it's about the beauty of it, and that's what has kept me attracted me to the game more than anything: walking down all those lovely fairways". (more...)
President Trump dictated son's misleading statement
- August 02, 2017

A British middleman pitched the meeting as an opportunity for the Trump campaign to obtain "very high level and sensitive information" as "part of Russian Federation and its government's support" for the now president. As Rob Goldstone said just today in the press, the entire meeting was 'the most inane nonsense I ever heard. Sekulow also previously stated that the President was not aware of the meeting with the Russian attorney, did not attend the meeting and was only made aware of ... (more...)
Senators must deliver on healthcare bill Senators must deliver on healthcare bill
- August 02, 2017

Republicans showed signs Tuesday of reaching out to Democrats for a joint if modest effort to buttress health insurance markets, four days after the GOP effort to unilaterally uproot and reshape the Obama health care law crumpled in the Senate . (more...)
Trump dictated statement for son on Russian Federation links
- August 02, 2017

Their meeting was to take place on June 9, 2016 at Trump Tower. What's more, the Post reported, advisers in the White House are anxious that Trump will continue to step into the investigation. He told ABC that the president had not signed off on anything and that he had been returning from the G-20 summit. The adviser added that Trump is increasingly acting as his own lawyer, strategist and publicist. (more...)
Geelani's son fails to appear before NIA Geelani's son fails to appear before NIA
- August 02, 2017

Strict measures are being taken to end terror funding in Jammu and Kashmir. The NIA had registered a case on May 30 against separatist leaders, including members of the Hurriyat, who it said were in connivance with militants from outlawed groups like Hizbul Mujahideen, Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Lashkar-e-Toiba and others for raising and receiving funds. (more...)
CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE:CNA) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE:CNA) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results
- August 02, 2017

SG Americas Securities LLC increased its stake in shares of CNA Financial Corporation by 6.1% in the first quarter. The firm had revenue of $1.63 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.02 billion. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: This story was published by BBNS and is the sole property of of BBNS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of CNA Financial Corporation from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $49.00 price objective for the company in a ... (more...)
Wasserman Schultz Under Pressure To Testify On Ex-IT Aide; Complaint Filed Wasserman Schultz Under Pressure To Testify On Ex-IT Aide; Complaint Filed
- August 02, 2017

Imran Awan began working for Wasserman Schultz back in 2005. It appears that Representative Wasserman Schultz permitted an employee to remain on the House payroll in violation of House Ethics Rules. "But they do know what he had access to", Napolitano continued, "which is virtually everything in the House of Representatives". National Review's Andrew McCarthy argued that this goes beyond mere fraud and "appears to be a real conspiracy, aimed at undermining American national security". (more...)
Kelly called Comey to express anger over firing, sources say
- August 02, 2017

Over the past week, Trump's new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci , attacked Priebus in a profanity-laden tirade, Trump drew criticism for his public attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the latest effort by Senate Republicans to overhaul the nation's health care law bombed. (more...)

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