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Tillerson says USA is willing to talk to North Korea Tillerson says USA is willing to talk to North Korea
- August 02, 2017

Two Romeo submarines were detected in the waters off Japan for about a week. "If called upon, we are ready to respond with rapid, lethal and overwhelming force at a time and place of our choosing", Gen. But a diplomatic solution is favoured, given the potential for massive casualties in South Korea and Japan - as well as among United States troops stationed in the area - if Pyongyang retaliates. (more...)
Anthony Scaramucci listed as dead, embarrassing error in Harvard Law alum directory
- August 02, 2017

In an apparent misprint, his name had an asterisk next to it, which is used for when an alum was reported to be dead since the last directory came out in 2011. The announcement comes just hours after former General John Kelly was sworn in as the United States president's new chief of staff. The error came to light just after Scaramucci's departure from the White House on Monday. (more...)
CSX train carrying flammable liquids derails in Pennsylvania CSX train carrying flammable liquids derails in Pennsylvania
- August 02, 2017

A freight vehicle skidded into a garage that caught fire and a number of the train cars were still burning several hours after the crash, he said. There are reports that the train derailed and crashed into a home, leading to a fire, early Wednesday morning. (more...)
China wants US, North Korea to ease tensions, envoy says China wants US, North Korea to ease tensions, envoy says
- August 02, 2017

Tillerson seemed to acknowledge that the United States is now willing to live with a nuclear-armed North Korea and even make security guarantees toward the Kim regime, one of the worst human rights offenders on the planet, to stop the threat of a nuclear conflict. (more...)
Dominique Easley appears to have serious knee injury Dominique Easley appears to have serious knee injury
- August 02, 2017

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Easley is done for the season with yet another torn ACL - his third. The Los Angeles Rams are already dealing with the absence of Early due to a contract dispute. Easley signed with the Rams prior to the 2016 season after spending the first two years of his career with the New England Patriots. Rams receiver Tavon Austin also suffered a leg injury during Tuesday's practice, although Coach Sean McVay initially believed ... (more...)
Trump dictated statement for son on Russian Federation meeting Trump dictated statement for son on Russian Federation meeting
- August 02, 2017

Trump has called Sessions "weak" and "beleaguered" and expressed disappointment in Sessions' decision to step aside from the federal investigation into ties between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian government officials. The United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Sunday in a show of force against North Korea, following the country's latest intercontinental ballistic missile test. (more...)
Israeli Man Stabbed By Palestinian Assailant In Central Israel Supermarket Israeli Man Stabbed By Palestinian Assailant In Central Israel Supermarket
- August 02, 2017

An Israeli man was seriously wounded on Wednesday when he was stabbed by a Palestinian terrorist at a Shufersal supermarket in the central Israeli city of Yavne. Nearby civilians who noticed the event were able to catch the terrorist and hold him until Israel Police forces arrived. Some of the bystanders kicked the downed Palestinian man, Ynet reported. (more...)
Plane Crash Near Lisbon, Portugal, Kills Two Sunbathers Plane Crash Near Lisbon, Portugal, Kills Two Sunbathers
- August 02, 2017

RTP says the two people on the plane were unharmed and no others on the beach were injured. The plane involved in the tragedy is understood to be a Cessna-152 belonging to the Torres Vedras AirClub. The beach, close to the mouth of the River Tagus, is more popular with locals than foreign tourists. "The victims are a man and a child, eight years old". (more...)
'Sharknado' crew says Trump was 'in serious talks' to play president 'Sharknado' crew says Trump was 'in serious talks' to play president
- August 02, 2017

As producers eventually learned, Trump had decided the timing was bad for him to play the president on TV, because he'd started weighing the possibility of playing the president in real life. But all the serious talks soon went quiet, with Cohen later revealing to Latt that Trump was seriously considering running for president-and that now "might not be the best time" to pop up in a Sharknado film, despite Trump's rich and varied history of schlocky cameos . (more...)
Anushka Replaced By This Heroine In Saaho? Anushka Replaced By This Heroine In Saaho?
- August 02, 2017

There were reports doing rounds that Baahubali actress Anushka Shetty has been dropped from Saaho owing to weight gain issues, but not confirmed by the makers though. It is an action thriller which is being made in Telugu and Hindi and will also be dubbed in Tamil and Malayalam. And you will be surprised to know that Bollywood beauty Shraddha Kapoor has been finalised for the part. (more...)
Turkey names new army commanders Turkey names new army commanders
- August 02, 2017

According to reports, Incumbent Gendarmerie Commander Gen. Yashar Guler has been appointed as commander-in-chief of the Turkish Land Forces, Vice Admiral Adnan Ozbal - as commander-in-chief of the Turkish Navy, and General Hasan Kucukakyuz has been appointed as the new air force commander. (more...)
White House considers offering communications gig to Bill Shine White House considers offering communications gig to Bill Shine
- August 02, 2017

His name appeared in at least four different lawsuits filed against Fox News, with several suggesting he had failed to intervene while witnessing Ailes' and/or O'Reilly's harassing behavior toward women. Shine is seen at Trump Tower in November previous year. The White House communications team is now in disarray. Less than a week later, Mr Scaramucci, whose tough-talking persona was viewed to be similar to Mr Trump's, told a New Yorker reporter that Mr Priebus was a "paranoid ... (more...)
The View Hot Topic: Drinking Like a Queen The View Hot Topic: Drinking Like a Queen
- August 02, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II has ruled the United Kingdom for decades. Her Majesty enjoys a gin and Dubonnet with plenty of ice and a slice of lemon before lunch - and the meal is washed down with a glass of wine. Gin o'clock comes far earlier than you might expect at Buckingham Palace. Speaking to the Independent , Margaret said that Her Majesty's alcohol intake never varies. (more...)
Shechem Arab Confesses to Murdering Pregnant Jewish Girlfriend Shechem Arab Confesses to Murdering Pregnant Jewish Girlfriend
- August 02, 2017

Halimi, a resident of the West Bank settlement of Adam, was first reported missing in May. A gag order, lifted Wednesday, was implemented for the duration of the search. The Tel Aviv District Attorney's Office will file an indictment for murder and other offenses. However relatives told Ynet that at some point Halimi indicated she wanted to separate from Harouf and return to her husband, a decision they believe provoked the murder. (more...)
Man accused of having sex with Arkansas couple's pet donkeys Man accused of having sex with Arkansas couple's pet donkeys
- August 02, 2017

The donkey's owners, Emert and Joyce Whitaker, had complained to authorities that someone had been slipping onto their property and harassing their donkeys for three years, Fox News reported . On July 5 and July 6, additional images showed the same sicko feeding the donkeys before putting the pelvic moves again. Officers found the man crouching in a bush near the family's home in the early hours of the morning. (more...)
NASCAR reveals new limits on Cup drivers in Xfinity and Trucks NASCAR reveals new limits on Cup drivers in Xfinity and Trucks
- August 02, 2017

The Glen is the 22nd event of the regular season. Although he sits 18th in points, Suarez is 20th in the playoff standings because of the reshuffling for the 13 different playoff-eligible winners this season. "You will no longer see Kyle Busch Motorsports teams out on the race track". Busch collected the Stage 1 victory as well which is his eighth stage win of the season. (more...)
Cause of death identified for woman found in Ocean City Cause of death identified for woman found in Ocean City
- August 02, 2017

Maryland's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine a cause and manner of death. According to Ocean City police , O'Conner died from asphyxia due to suffocation. It was removed Monday afternoon, and the beach - which had been closed after the discovery - was reopened around 5 p.m., police said. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ocean City Police Department Major Crimes Unit at 410-723-6604. (more...)
Russia's Syria embassy in Damascus hit by mortar Russia's Syria embassy in Damascus hit by mortar
- August 02, 2017

Apparently, two mortar round fell on the embassy's territory while the other two hit the mission's perimeter. Moscow officials called the incident "a terrorist attack" and said it had been carried out from "positions of terrorist gangs". "I hope that the moral and ethical standards of our colleagues from several Western countries in the UN Security Council will help to give a proper public assessment of this criminal action". (more...)
White House says Trump has yet to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill White House says Trump has yet to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill
- August 02, 2017

On July 7, the day before he crafted this misleading note that said the conversation was about adoption, was the secret meeting between Trump and Putin in which they discussed...adoption. Followed a closed-door Senate hearing, Mr Kushner insisted he made no deals with Russian Federation as part of the presidential campaign. Monday kicked off with the President welcoming his new Chief of Staff. (more...)
Trump threatens to slash insurance subsidies again Trump threatens to slash insurance subsidies again
- August 02, 2017

But these payments aren't created to compensate insurers for business failures. In practical terms, the ruling could make it more hard for the Trump administration and House Republicans to abandon the payments without a court fight. (more...)
New Senate bill proposes security standards for IoT devices New Senate bill proposes security standards for IoT devices
- August 02, 2017

Manufacturers typically ship devices with these kinds of unchangeable passwords so they can install updates or debug devices once they're out in the hands of consumers, but the login credentials are often something stupidly easy to guess such as "admin/admin". (more...)
Republicans Criticize Trump Amid Controversy Surrounding Son's Russia Statement
- August 02, 2017

The Washington Post cited unnamed sources from the White House in its damning article, and since there already seems to be at least some truth to the allegations, people are starting to wonder whether the fatherly suggestions are a smokescreen like the one Trump Jr used. (more...)
Trump signs sanctions bill, says it's flawed Trump signs sanctions bill, says it's flawed
- August 02, 2017

Justice Department lawyers and security officials are reviewing Russian Federation sanctions legislation awaiting President Donald Trump's signature in an indication of a signing statement that would stake out executive authority. USA intelligence agencies have accused Russian Federation, at the direction of President Vladimir Putin, of meddling in the 2016 campaign to aid Trump. (more...)
Final prisoner caught in Florida after peanut butter escape in Walker County Final prisoner caught in Florida after peanut butter escape in Walker County
- August 02, 2017

The 24-year-old was the only one of the escapees to make it out of Alabama, according to the sheriff's office. "His mistake was coming to Martin County", the sheriff's office said in a Facebook message announcing his capture. The smudged peanut butter made the number resemble the ones above cell doors, the newspaper reported. Walker County Sheriff James Underwood says prisoners used peanut butter to change the numbers above a door in order to trick a new employee into opening another door ... (more...)
Shark tries to take a bite out of scientist's camera Shark tries to take a bite out of scientist's camera
- August 02, 2017

Mr. Skomal is a senior fisheries scientist with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries , former Vineyard resident, and preeminent shark expert . "This is new behavior for us", said Skomal. "Public education on great white sharks will bring a greater awareness and appreciation for this vulnerable apex predator". (more...)
Australian Police Raids Foil Airliner 'bomb' Plan Australian Police Raids Foil Airliner 'bomb' Plan
- August 02, 2017

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull described the plans as "advanced". One of those men - who is 50 years old - was released from police custody last night (Tuesday, 1 August) without being charged with a criminal offence. The terror cell busted for an "elaborate" plot to blow up an global flight in Australia planned to smuggle their bomb on-board inside kitchen equipment - possibly a sausage maker, according to new reports. (more...)
Section of Minnehaha Academy Collapses after Gas Leak, Explosion Section of Minnehaha Academy Collapses after Gas Leak, Explosion
- August 02, 2017

The Minneapolis Fire Department tweeted out Wednesday morning that there was a fatality in the collapse. "There was a gas leak and explosion at the Upper School", Minnehaha Academy confirmed. Ambulances were rushing to the scene at 11 a.m., according to a Pioneer Press reporter on the scene. St. Paul Fire Department medics are among the units responding to the scene. (more...)
McConnell Says No Votes to Change Senate Rules
- August 02, 2017

Attention has been focused on the White House, where Trump has repeatedly threatened to cut off federal disbursements insurers use to lower out-of-pocket costs for low- and moderate income consumers buying individual policies. Their drive to tear down Obama's law crashed with three disastrous Senate votes last week. And their mood didn't improve after a weekend of tweets by President Donald Trump saying they "look like fools" and White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney using TV appearances to ... (more...)
Ferrari Q2 earnings jump 24% as Marchionne works on expanding lineup Ferrari Q2 earnings jump 24% as Marchionne works on expanding lineup
- August 02, 2017

Ferrari's second-quarter profit jumped 24 per cent as the Italian supercar maker benefited from demand for its special editions, including the US$2.1 million LaFerrari Aperta convertible, while preparing to expand beyond sports cars. The crossover, or whatever it ends up being, is expected to arrive at the later end of the five-year proposal in 2021. However, do note that no final decision has been made. (more...)
Senate confirms Wray as Federal Bureau of Investigation director Senate confirms Wray as Federal Bureau of Investigation director
- August 02, 2017

New White House chief of staff John Kelly was so upset with how President Donald Trump handled the firing of FBI Director James Comey that Kelly called Comey afterward and said he was considering resigning, according to two sources familiar with a conversation between Kelly and Comey. (more...)