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'Miracle' no one injured in M1 tanker fire 'Miracle' no one injured in M1 tanker fire
- August 04, 2017

Residents within a one-kilometre radius of the accident have been warned to stay indoors. The tanker caught fire on Friday morning sending thick black smoke billowing across the nearby area. Scientific officers are also at the scene. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services say smoke is continuing to blow from the site and will continue to affect the local area during the day. (more...)
Republican Sen. Flake faults GOP, Democrat partisanship for Trump rise
- August 04, 2017

Then, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney, a former House member, suggested on a Sunday show that the Senate must pass health care before doing anything else. So Republicans, in turn, ignored Trump. "One of the more reckless periods of politics in our history". After Nixon's defeat, and more than two years before the 1964 election, "Draft Goldwater for President committees" were formed in large measure as a response to L. (more...)
Boko Haram strike again, kill Seven People in Adamawa Boko Haram strike again, kill Seven People in Adamawa
- August 04, 2017

The incident, which was confirmed by the state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Ahmed Sajoh, and the Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, Mr. "They stormed our village on motorbikes and immediately opened fire on the people and slaughtering people with knives", the source said. "It disheartening to see this kind of attack particularly now the military is winning the battle against insurgency in the country he added". (more...)
U.S. does not seek regime change in N. Korea: Tillerson U.S. does not seek regime change in N. Korea: Tillerson
- August 04, 2017

In this AFP photo, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at a press briefing at the Department of State in Washington on August 1, 2017 . The United States on Wednesday officially set a September 1 start date for a ban prohibiting its citizens from traveling to North Korea. (more...)
China 'Coordinating With US' in South China Sea Search for Sailor China 'Coordinating With US' in South China Sea Search for Sailor
- August 04, 2017

The sailor, who is a male lieutenant according to The Associated Press, had not been found as of Thursday evening local time, Navy officials said. "Since this is an ongoing search, this number will only continue to increase", he said. The aid from China comes at a time of heightened tensions in the South China Sea, where China's territorial claims in the region are hotly disputed by the US and neighbors in the region. (more...)
Transcripts Show How Contentious Trump's Calls Were With Mexican and Australian Leaders Transcripts Show How Contentious Trump's Calls Were With Mexican and Australian Leaders
- August 04, 2017

White House staff, bless them, leaked the documents of a January 27 call with Peña Nieto and a January 28 call with Turnbull , offering an unreassuring look at how America's overgrown leprechaun handles diplomacy with America's allies. "Give them to the United States", Mr. Trump said later. "I do not want any more San Bernardino's (terror attack) or World Trade Centres ..." And now I am agreeing to take 2,000 people. (more...)
Trump's calls to Mexico, Australia leaders leaked
- August 04, 2017

Read the full transcript here. These calls demonstrate in stunning fashion that, however unpleasant the conversations, both Pena Nieto and Turnbull got what they wanted and, in the process, the best of Trump . Turnbull: The given number in the agreement is 1,250 and it is entirely a matter of your vetting. This deal will make me look bad. Mr Turnbull said he did not accept the proposition the Kimberley's suicide problems could not be helped. (more...)
Dick Wolf Thinks the Menendez Brothers Should Have Received a Lighter Sentence Dick Wolf Thinks the Menendez Brothers Should Have Received a Lighter Sentence
- August 04, 2017

Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders premieres Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 10/9c on NBC. Again, the same judge on that case was the same on the Menendez case. Added Wolf: "After 27 years of Law & Orders, this is taken from the headlines". "This is taken from the headlines; we've made some great shows ripped from the headlines, but this is on a different level". (more...)
Man freed after airline plot arrest shocked to be questioned Man freed after airline plot arrest shocked to be questioned
- August 04, 2017

Authorities have said a plane was the target and an improvised explosive device was involved, without giving further details. A 50-year-old man was released from police custody without charge on Tuesday. "With assistance from the ISIL commander, the accused assembled the IED - so the components of the IED, into what we believe was a functioning IED to be placed on that flight", Phelan said. (more...)
Woman killed after Amtrak train strikes vehicle Woman killed after Amtrak train strikes vehicle
- August 04, 2017

Louis, traveled off the road while driving north on South Main Street, passed through the Brighton Village Hall parking lot and came to rest on tracks lacking a grade crossing. The remaining passengers later boarded a different train and continued on their way to St. Louis, arriving around 5 a.m. Thursday. "These kinds of incidents are always avoidable by drivers or pedestrians if they heed the warnings from the approaching train", Magliari said. (more...)
China welcomes United States assurances to North Korea; calls for talks China welcomes United States assurances to North Korea; calls for talks
- August 04, 2017

We do not seek an accelerated reunification of the peninsula. "At the same time, we also call on all parties not to take any actions that will lead to an escalation in tensions", Wang said ahead of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) regional forum in Manila on August 8. (more...)
Metiria Turei won't quit as co-leader Metiria Turei won't quit as co-leader
- August 04, 2017

Holding a media press conference today, it had been speculated that Ms Turei would resign amid increasing pressure following admissions of her past electoral and welfare fraud. "By trying to take a compromise position, it's as though she says she's only a little bit sorry". Ms Turei admits prosecution is a potential effect of her admission that she lied to Work and Income New Zealand when she was an unemployed solo mum completing a law degree in the 1990s. (more...)
Don't see red! Deposit your precious tomatoes in a bank Don't see red! Deposit your precious tomatoes in a bank
- August 04, 2017

The bank provides all the basic banking facility, the only difference is that everything is related to Tomatoes. As per the ANI report, the bank will work between 10 am to 5 pm every day and offers lucrative deals and benefits to people who deposit their tomatoes. (more...)
White House denies Mexican president, Boy Scouts' claims they never praised Trump White House denies Mexican president, Boy Scouts' claims they never praised Trump
- August 04, 2017

After the speech , the Boy Scouts released a statement apologizing for the president. The admission that those phone calls did not happen tarnishes the president's credibility, which is already in question after shifting statements on several matters in the past, including Trump's involvement in his son's meeting with a Russian lawyer before the election previous year. (more...)
Court Appearance Could Add Details To Girl's Murder Court Appearance Could Add Details To Girl's Murder
- August 04, 2017

State police troopers found the child dead Sunday in Brower's home in Norwich. A vigil in Jacelyn's memory is planned at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, outside Morris Central School, where she was a student. "I'm not going to get into any fact, but to relieve any fears in the community about stranger incidents, there was a relationship". McBride says victim was the half sibling of the defendants two sons. (more...)
Karnataka minister raids: IT seizes `11cr cash, scans property Karnataka minister raids: IT seizes `11cr cash, scans property
- August 04, 2017

The MLAs were brought to the Karnataka capital a few days back by the Congress over fears that they could be "poached" by the BJP in view of the August 8 Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat. Meanwhile, in the Rajya Sabha too, the Congress Party earlier today cornered the government over the income tax raids. "First they tried to break the Congress ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat". (more...)
Secret Service Post Moves From Trump Tower to a Trailer Secret Service Post Moves From Trump Tower to a Trailer
- August 04, 2017

The nature of the lease dispute is unclear, though the Post said two people familiar with the matter cited the price, among other lease conditions. But, while Secret Service officials are still hoping for space in Trump Tower - putting agents much closer to the action on the rare occasions the president does visit his apartment - the Trump Organization made it clear they hadn't reached an agreement. (more...)
Wichita weather: A storm or two possible this afternoon and evening Wichita weather: A storm or two possible this afternoon and evening
- August 04, 2017

The high will be near 87, with a low at night around 68. On Friday , there's a 60 percent possibility of rain followed by a 30 percent chance Friday evening across Beaufort County. Humidity will reach early morning highs in the mid to high 90s, while afternoon lows will be in the mid 60s to mid 70s. More rain is likely on Monday before the storm system clears out, leading to another stretch of nice weather Tuesday into Wednesday. (more...)
End of 2018 'best case' for new NAFTA implementation: Mexico End of 2018 'best case' for new NAFTA implementation: Mexico
- August 04, 2017

Among other issues, talks would focus on how to provide more certainty in dispute resolutions, Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said in a radio interview. The first round of trade talks between the United States, Mexico and Canada on NAFTA, an agreement that has helped quadruple trade between the three countries to over $1-trillion in 2015, will begin on August 16 in Washington. (more...)
Russia: Pence Balkans comments expose Washington's Cold War ideology Russia: Pence Balkans comments expose Washington's Cold War ideology
- August 04, 2017

The leaders looked forward to the August 2 Adriatic Charter Summit, which Montenegro and Macedonia will co-host, and which will include participation by leaders from across the Western Balkans. Serbia, as the largest of the states to emerge from the ashes of socialist federal Yugoslavia in the 1990s, has become a focus of Russian attention as Belgrade pursues an increasingly hard balancing act between European Union membership aspirations and a popular affinity for Russia. (more...)
Kelly eyes DHS spokesman for communications director, sources say Kelly eyes DHS spokesman for communications director, sources say
- August 04, 2017

Trump, I think that having the tools in place is very important", Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, said on "Fox News Sunday". "Trump resented the idea that his chief of staff was there to tame him, and resented even more the notion that Priebus was the conduit to a Republican Party he had conquered". (more...)
EPS for Ocular Therapeutix Inc (OCUL) Expected At $
- August 04, 2017

Tyrus Capital Sam bought 37,000 shares as the company's stock declined 4.18% while stock markets rallied. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.58) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.48) by $0.10. (more...)
NDA leaders to meet tomorrow ahead of VP polls NDA leaders to meet tomorrow ahead of VP polls
- August 04, 2017

Talking about the ideology of the 14th President of India, Ram Nath Kovind that pluralism and unity in diversity are the pillars on which India's nationhood rests he promised to strengthen the hands of the President in achieving these goals.Concluding he said that he will ensure the smooth and proper conduct of Rajya Sabha. (more...)
'100 Bridges Can Collapse Anytime', Minister Nitin Gadkari Tells Parliament '100 Bridges Can Collapse Anytime', Minister Nitin Gadkari Tells Parliament
- August 04, 2017

Gadkari Mentioned that his Ministry has completed the safety audit worth more than Rs 1.6 lakh. Gadkari said that the government is working on a plan to fix the bridges and tunnels that are in a distress condition. In October 2016, the ministry had launched a project called the Indian Bridge Management System. After the study, the ministry has found there are about 1.6 lakh structures, including culverts, minor and major bridges and flyovers on India's NH network. (more...)
Pro Kabaddi: Pirates sink Titans, wins 43-36 Pro Kabaddi: Pirates sink Titans, wins 43-36
- August 04, 2017

Preview: Match 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League 2017 will see newcomers Gujarat FortuneGiants and Haryana Steelers face-off. In the first match, Patna Pirates defeated Telugu Titans by 35-29, while Pardeep Narwal who picked up 15 raid points in his first outing this season. (more...)
Left spar in LS over Kerala killings Left spar in LS over Kerala killings
- August 04, 2017

The BJP has also called for a state-wide shutdown on Sunday to protest Rajesh's killing. "There have been five murders in CM's village itself. Still, our workers are being killed", BJP general secretary Bhupendra Yadav said. Speaking during Zero Hour, in the Lok Saba on Tuesday, CPM members of parliament raised objections on the Bharatiya Janata Party pointing fingers at the Kerala government and created a ruckus in the house. (more...)
Upstate couple to sell summer home that inspired 'Charlotte's Web' Upstate couple to sell summer home that inspired 'Charlotte's Web'
- August 04, 2017

They're asking $3.7 million. If you grew up a fan of the children's book Charlotte's Web you can now buy the home where author E.B. White wrote the beloved story. The main house has 12 rooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, six working fireplaces and a wood cookstove in the kitchen. The property includes a farmhouse, a guest house and a barn - the inspiration for Wilbur and Charlotte's hangout. (more...)
China welcomes United States assurances to North Korea, calls for talks
- August 04, 2017

CIA Chief Mike Pompeo said recently that regime change could also be an option. He said that the United States has set the precedent for nuclear armament, and that other countries developing ICBM's is the "logical progression" from USA policy. (more...)
Senate approves 'right to try' legislation barring federal intervention in state laws Senate approves 'right to try' legislation barring federal intervention in state laws
- August 04, 2017

The legislation, from Sen. It would authorize patients diagnosed with life-ending illnesses to use unapproved medications-so long as they have undergone early testing on humans and are under continual evaluation. It is an updated version of a January bill Johnson reintroduced after making the issue a priority on the campaign trail past year. The Senate passed 94-1 Thursday (Aug. (more...)
Palace: Duterte won't meddle in impeach raps vs Sereno Palace: Duterte won't meddle in impeach raps vs Sereno
- August 04, 2017

And of course, we stand by that the President respects the separation of power of each of our government agencies. The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption and the Vanguards of the Philippines Inc. Gadon also accused Sereno of violating the Constitution when she manipulated the shortlist of the Judicial and Bar Council to exclude then Solicitor General Francis H. (more...)