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U.S. tests ICBM amid latest North Korea provocation
- August 04, 2017

The US Air Force successfully launches an intercontinental ballistic missile . North Korea has alarmed the global community by the pace and progress of its missile development program, and in July leader Kim Jong-Un conducted two tests of an ICBM - the first time he had demonstrated ICBM capability. (more...)
Statue of Liberty poem not about immigrants, suggests Trump aide
- August 04, 2017

White nationalists have tried to separate the Statue of Liberty from Lazarus' poem , often emphasizing that Lazarus was Jewish. It's a symbol of American liberty lighting the world. "Their policies tend to be crafted around bashing one of those three groups, and we see it time and time again". As the French worked on the statue, the Americans prepared the pedestal, but funds were low. (more...)
Man dies after being pulled from rough Ocean City surf Man dies after being pulled from rough Ocean City surf
- August 04, 2017

The Irish student, understood to be aged 22, was given CPR before being rushed to Atlantic General Hospital and is described as being in very serious condition. Normally averaging 25 rescues a day, Ocean City beach patrol said that beginning they were at around almost 200 rescues a day. Lee said for beach goers to go by their golden rule, "feet in the sand, till a life guards in the stand". (more...)
Starlito Charged In Restaurant Shooting Starlito Charged In Restaurant Shooting
- August 04, 2017

The incident happened at the restaurant at 1008 Woodland Street on Tuesday night. A witness told police one of the other men put a pistol into his waistband before leaving the restaurant. Police say he was uncooperative when detectives tried to interview him about the shooting. Fletcher has a lengthy arrest history and is presently free on $45,000 bond in regard to his May 1st arrest on felony marijuana and gun charges. (more...)
U.S. signals China deal on North Korea sanctions U.S. signals China deal on North Korea sanctions
- August 04, 2017

The report concluded a missile - which had a far greater range than other weapons in the area - brought down the plane, killing nearly 300 people on board. "The U.S. had better deliberate on the ways to ensure its home security rather than wasting its energy on the hopeless sanctions racket against [North Korea]", the ministry said in a statement carried by the KCNA news agency. (more...)
Tillerson: US Is Not North Korea's Enemy Tillerson: US Is Not North Korea's Enemy
- August 04, 2017

Image: An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, US. Bolivar added that the threat of North Korea's nuclear weapons is a "very serious concern" for the Philippines. (more...)
We are not seeking N Korea regime change We are not seeking N Korea regime change
- August 04, 2017

U.S. interests there are represented by the Swedish embassy. "We stand up for our allies because we believe that the lives of allied citizens are as valuable as the lives of American citizens". But James Kim, a research fellow at the Seoul-based Asan Institute for Policy Studies, says Pyongyang's continued ICBM testing underscores its rejection of the USA approach. (more...)
Test missile launched from California coast
- August 04, 2017

The US Air Force tested an intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday just days after North Korea conducted its own ICBM test, the Air Force Global Strike Command said in a news release. Minuteman missiles are regularly tested with launches from Vandenberg that send unarmed re-entry vehicles to a target area in the middle of the Pacific. (more...)
Prince refuses to share grave with Queen Prince refuses to share grave with Queen
- August 04, 2017

The Danish royal has always been salty about the fact that he never got the title of "king" when his wife ascended the throne. Prince Hekrik retired a year ago and renounced his title of prince consort, participating in very few official duties since then. (more...)
Manager: Afghan robotics competitor's dad killed in attack Manager: Afghan robotics competitor's dad killed in attack
- August 04, 2017

An Afghan interpreter was also injured in the attack, according to Operation Resolute Support. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement on social media. There are now 8,400 USA military personnel operating in Afghanistan as part of the US -led effort to beat back the Taliban insurgency that's roiled the country since the end of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation combat operations there in December 2014. (more...)
Tillerson to North Korea: America is not your enemy Tillerson to North Korea: America is not your enemy
- August 04, 2017

On last Friday, the Kim Jong-un regime conducted its second ICBM test, in which the projectile flew for 47 minutes reaching a maximum altitude of 3,724.9 km before falling into the Sea of Japan. He also called on China to do more. North Korea is now holding two Korean-American academics and a missionary, a Canadian pastor and three South Korean nationals who were doing missionary work. (more...)
Topic of the Day: N. Korea continues ICBM tests Topic of the Day: N. Korea continues ICBM tests
- August 04, 2017

In a notice posted to the federal register , the State Department said beginning September 1 USA passports will be invalid for travel to or within North Korea , with rare exceptions possibly granted to journalists and aid workers. "This is not a regional threat any more". But the airline never took ownership of them, and the planes have been stored in the Mojave Desert, where the dry, hot climate slows corrosion, Defense One said. (more...)
Person killed in shooting, crashes vehicle in east Charlotte Person killed in shooting, crashes vehicle in east Charlotte
- August 04, 2017

No other details have been released, including the name of the man found dead. Police say they don't know if anyone else was in the auto, and did not have any suspect leads as of Thursday evening. There is no word on what may have led to the shooting or if anyone has been arrested. This is Charlotte's 54th homicide of 2017. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. (more...)
Just 14% of Americans Believe Marijuana Should Be Illegal Just 14% of Americans Believe Marijuana Should Be Illegal
- August 04, 2017

Of those surveyed who lived in states where marijuana use was legal, 63% said they were not bothered by their state legalizing marijuana. Meanwhile, only 14 percent of voters said marijuana should be completely illegal. Thirty-seven percent said it should be legal only for medical purposes. The bill, called the Marijuana Justice Act , would also give former felons the opportunity to have their marijuana-related crimes expunged from their records. (more...)
Australian minister quits after finding out he may also be Italian Australian minister quits after finding out he may also be Italian
- August 04, 2017

Senator Barnaby Joyce, who used to be Canavan's boss, said after the Greens' resignations that "everybody should check when they become a member of Parliament". This comes shortly after two Greens senators, Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters, resigned over their dual citizenship; Ludlam over his dual citizenship with New Zealand and Waters over her Canadian citizenship. (more...)
War is not the solution, says Sushma on China War is not the solution, says Sushma on China
- August 04, 2017

She said even after the terror attack on Pathankot Airbase on January 1,2016, Pakistan, shedding its past practice of being in denial, set up an investigating team to probe it. "Over the following days the number of Indian trespassers reached 400 with two bulldozers and three tents, and reached as deep as 180 metres [into Chinese territory]", the statement said, according to the South China Morning Post. (more...)
Sen. Flake takes GOP to task over Trump
- August 04, 2017

Despite Mr Trump's weekend warning that Senate Republicans would look like "total quitters" if they abandoned their efforts to dismantle healthcare reforms passed under his predecessor, Barack Obama, Senate leaders on Tuesday instead turned their attention to the backlog of Trump nominees for senior administration roles. (more...)
UK, France and Japan urge swift vote on new North Korea sanctions UK, France and Japan urge swift vote on new North Korea sanctions
- August 04, 2017

Ambassador Liu Jieyi told Reuters on Thursday. Britain's ambassador Matthew Rycroft said he hopes it will be "very soon". The United States has been informally keeping Britain and France in the loop on the negotiations, while U.S. Cheong Wa Dae said the three sides agreed to continue their close coordination over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, adding it was the first such video conference among them. (more...)
Tillerson to North Korea: We Are Not Your Enemy Tillerson to North Korea: We Are Not Your Enemy
- August 04, 2017

He said: "We're trying to convey to the North Koreans: we are not your enemy". Instead, he said, it's to get the regime to develop the "willingness to sit and talk with us and others, but with an understanding that a condition of those talks" is North Korea giving up its nuclear weapons capability. (more...)
Lawyers say body cam footage shows Baltimore officers planting drugs - again Lawyers say body cam footage shows Baltimore officers planting drugs - again
- August 04, 2017

Officers arrested Collins on November 29, 2016, after they told her they smelled marijuana. "What was there? I don't know, I didn't see it". Baltimore police body camera videos show "multiple officers working together to manufacture evidence", according to the public defender's office, the second such instance of alleged misconduct caught on tape in recent weeks. (more...)
Jamal Adams sprains ankle during 7-on-7 drills at Jets camp Jamal Adams sprains ankle during 7-on-7 drills at Jets camp
- August 04, 2017

Adams spent the remainder of practice - about and hour-and-half - on the sideline with his helmet off. However, Adams took it upon himself to ease the minds of Jets Nation, tweeting that he's just fine. "I know he sprained it, so we kept him out", said the coach. Adams stated that he'd "prefer to die on the football field", when asked by a fan about player safety and concussions. (more...)
Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) Downgraded to Sell at BidaskClub Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) Downgraded to Sell at BidaskClub
- August 04, 2017

Valero Energy Corporation has a 52-week low of $51.17 and a 52-week high of $71.40. It has underperformed by 1.41% the S&P500. Tudor Investment Et Al reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO ). However, the stock is trading at -3.61% versus recent highs ($71.4). Baystate Wealth Mngmt Ltd Com reported 160 shares stake. Ubs Group Ag (NYSE:UBS) was raised too. (more...)
Democrats start to win state races in Trump districts
- August 04, 2017

The minority party, upset with the speed at which Republicans were drafting the healthcare legislation and decrying a lack of public input, has been forcing procedural votes on nominees and refusing to yield back debate time on the floor, requiring the maximum amount of time, up to three days, for consideration for each nomination. (more...)
Chinese Chatbots Must Pledge Loyalty to the Communist Party or Face 'Adjusting' Chinese Chatbots Must Pledge Loyalty to the Communist Party or Face 'Adjusting'
- August 04, 2017

When asked "What is your China dream?", Little Bing responded that "My China dream is to go to America" while Baby Q replied, "For this question, I don't know yet" when asked "I would like to know whether Taiwan is part of China". It's not clear what prompted the bots to give these answers, but it's likely that they learned these responses from people. When it was asked whether democracy was "good or not", Baby Q asserted that there "needs to be democracy!" We've contacted Microsoft to find ... (more...)
Anantnag encounter: Militant believed to be killed in encounter, says police Anantnag encounter: Militant believed to be killed in encounter, says police
- August 04, 2017

Earlier on Tuesday, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief commander Abu Dujana of Pakistan along with his accomplice were killed in an encounter with the security forces at Hakripora village in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwawa district. Dujana was one of the most wanted militants and carried over Rs 15 lakh bounty on his head. The number plate of the vehicle was damaged and no identity card of the deceased was found. (more...)
Trump told close American ally it was more Trump told close American ally it was more "pleasant" talking to Putin
- August 04, 2017

Trump mistakenly puts that figure at 2,000, according to the Post transcript , later saying he "heard like 5,000 as well". 'I have had it . He then went on to make clear that " Putin was a pleasant call ". The complete transcript of the conversation was leaked to The Washington Post . Trump suggested during the talk with Turnbull that he could reneg on the deal. (more...)
Henderson man, 28, gets 14 years in receipt of child pornography case Henderson man, 28, gets 14 years in receipt of child pornography case
- August 04, 2017

He faces a maximum statutory penalty of 40 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for receipt and distribution of child pornography, plus 20 years for each count of possession of child pornography. The case was investigated by Metro Police and federal authorities. This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. (more...)
Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN) Quarterly Analysis Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN) Quarterly Analysis
- August 04, 2017

HGK Asset Management Inc. now owns 319,570 shares of the energy company's stock worth $13,332,000 after buying an additional 20,970 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 1,901,394 shares of the energy company's stock valued at $79,325,000 after buying an additional 879,174 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Sen. Jeff Flake says Republican Party has "lost its way"
- August 04, 2017

Barry Goldwater was the GOP nominee for president in 1964. I think we are facing a similar crisis now, as Republicans have taken up an unfamiliar banner. Republican Senator Jeff Flake speaks to reporters about President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, on Capitol Hill on May 10. (more...)
Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.25
- August 04, 2017

Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 11th were given a dividend of $0.26 per share. The rating was downgraded by Wolfe Research on Tuesday, November 10 to "Peer Perform". Hartford Investment Management Co. reduced its stake in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) by 4.9% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. (more...)

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