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US Airstrikes Kill 16 Civilians in Afghanistan US Airstrikes Kill 16 Civilians in Afghanistan
- August 12, 2017

Hajji Saz Wali, the governor of Haska Meena, said the victims included women and children. The New York Times reported earlier Friday that Afghan officials said US aircraft killed 16 civilians as they tried to flee the area. Nangarhar governor's spokesman Attaullah Khogyani also confirmed the casualties. In Syria on Friday, US-backed Syrian fighters advancing on the Islamic State from the eastern and western parts of the northern city of Raqqa have linked up for the first time since ... (more...)
Universal Health Services (UHS) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds
- August 12, 2017

The stock declined 0.29% or $0.15 reaching $51.79 per share. About 848,647 shares traded. It is down 0.00% since August 9, 2016 and is. It has underperformed by 12.51% the S&P500. Anson Funds Limited Partnership holds 74,603 shares or 0.63% of its portfolio. Quantbot Techs LP invested 0.45% of its portfolio in Universal Health Services, Inc. (more...)
Trump supporter funds Flake opponent in Arizona Trump supporter funds Flake opponent in Arizona
- August 12, 2017

Thursday's announcement that Great America PAC founder Eric Beach was joining Ward's primary campaign to unseat Republican Sen. Just one day before, another Trump supporter, billionaire Robert Mercer gave the super PAC $300,000. Last month, Ward said it wasn't likely that cancer-stricken U.S. Sen. John McCain a year ago. The three-term Democrat says she's heard from many in her state encouraging her to run. (more...)
Chicago slaying suspect appears in SF court Chicago slaying suspect appears in SF court
- August 12, 2017

Andrew Warren, 56, appeared before a judge in San Francisco Superior Court on Friday and waived extradition to Chicago. Guglielmi said Chicago police are investigating the backgrounds of all the men but won't be releasing details until they have questioned Lathem and Warren, who separately surrendered to California authorities last week. (more...)
Podcast: What You Need To Know About North Korea And Nuclear Weapons Podcast: What You Need To Know About North Korea And Nuclear Weapons
- August 12, 2017

David Albright, founder and president of the Institute for Science and International Security, a Washington-based security think tank, said on Tuesday the "worst case" estimate of 60 nuclear weapons would involve the operation of the Experimental Light Water Reactor, a type of thermal-neutron nuclear reactor, at Yongbyon where North Korea's major nuclear facility is located, about 90km north of Pyongyang. (more...)
Anthem pulls out of Virginia Obamacare market, citing volatility and uncertainty Anthem pulls out of Virginia Obamacare market, citing volatility and uncertainty
- August 12, 2017

Under the Affordable Care Act , insurance companies are required to pay subsidies to low-income consumers. A federal district court ruled in 2016 that the cost-sharing reduction subsidies were being paid illegally to health insurers without a congressional appropriation, and the Trump administration has been distributing the subsidies on a monthly basis since taking over in January. (more...)
North Korea Threatens Guam North Korea Threatens Guam
- August 12, 2017

The talks ramped up after President Donald Trump's inauguration, according to the source familiar with the negotiations, with the US side aiming to secure the release of Warmbier and the other Americans held in North Korea. Suga said in a news conference on Thursday that the North's statement is a clear provocation against the security of the region and the global community. (more...)
Nitish's decision undemocratic, people will reply: Jyotiraditya Scindia Nitish's decision undemocratic, people will reply: Jyotiraditya Scindia
- August 12, 2017

Scindia was in the state capital on a day-long visit to attend a meeting of the party that aims to strengthen its reach among the people. "The move suits both the Yadav stalwarts' common agenda to keep CM Kumar on tenterhooks", said a party leader. (more...)
Japan to extend missile shield after N. Korea threatens Guam Japan to extend missile shield after N. Korea threatens Guam
- August 12, 2017

Investors likely flocked to buy up shares of the defense names with the thought that should the US actually engage militarily with North Korea , defense contractors would benefit. North Korean state media has reported that details of the country's Guam strike plan are expected to be ready by mid-August. According to the agency, Pyongyang plans to launch four Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missiles, which are supposed to fly some 3,400 kilometers over Japan's Prefectures of Shimane, ... (more...)
Officials Vacate Deportation Order for Father Detained by ICE Officials Vacate Deportation Order for Father Detained by ICE
- August 12, 2017

Avelica-Gonzalez's arrest by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials was filmed by his sobbing daughter; the video went viral, bringing worldwide attention to his case. According to the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, the BIA rejected an earlier agreement on Thursday to uphold a 2014 removal order for Avelica. (more...)
Grieving family shocked to see decaying foot on top of grandfather's casket Grieving family shocked to see decaying foot on top of grandfather's casket
- August 12, 2017

Though the Butlers are clearly traumatized, Mount Holiness owner James Shmergel pointed out that in a City of Dead, the bodies break free from time to time. The foot belonged to a grave that was dug in 1969. A worker told the News that while the incident was unfortunate, it shouldn't be totally surprising that a almost 50-year-old grave decayed. (more...)
White House's West Wing getting a makeover White House's West Wing getting a makeover
- August 12, 2017

The most recognizable room in the West Wing, the Oval Office, sat empty with plastic sheets covering the walls and nothing but a bare hardwood floor, photos showed. No reason for the Monday trip to Washington from New York City was immediately provided. Military Times last week cited an Afghan government official as saying that Eric Prince, who was the former head of a controversial private military firm once known as Blackwater, had even offered to supply a private air force. (more...)
Pence returning to IN for official portrait unveiling Pence returning to IN for official portrait unveiling
- August 11, 2017

Earlier this week, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced funding to help expand the Ten Point Coalition, taking it statewide by starting branches in other cities. The event will run from noon to 1:30 p.m.at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, 350 W. Maryland St. Next, he will be at the Statehouse for the unveiling of his official Governor's portrait at 2 p.m. (more...)
Japanese fighters conduct air drills with US B-1B bombers Japanese fighters conduct air drills with US B-1B bombers
- August 11, 2017

But should it? Could it? The North Korean army command lambasted US President Donald Trump's loud statement that Pyongyang's threats "will be met with fire and the fury like the world has never seen". Treasury bond prices fell slightly in the pre-market trade. The tiny US territory of Guam feels a strong sense of patriotism and confidence in the American military, which has an enormous presence on the Pacific island. (more...)
Recent Investment Analysts' Ratings Updates for Fresenius Medical Care Corporation (FMS)
- August 11, 2017

UBS AG reissued a "sell" rating on shares of Fresenius Medical Care Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Commerzbank Ag set a €86.00 ($101.18) price objective on Fresenius SE & Co KGaA and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. (more...)
Israeli Arab Brothers Indicted for Ties With Islamic State Israeli Arab Brothers Indicted for Ties With Islamic State
- August 11, 2017

The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and Israeli Police arrested two Arab-Israelis brothers from the town of Umm el-Fahm on suspicion of involvement with ISIS last month, according to the Shin Bet on Friday. In order to do so, Mahmoud contacted another Umm al-Fahm resident who had previously traveled to Syria and joined the Islamic State in 2014. Mahmoud was indicted on charges of collaboration with a foreign agent and Na'im was charged for possession of illegal weapons. (more...)
Venezuelan President Maduro Submits Draft Constitution to Constituent Assembly Venezuelan President Maduro Submits Draft Constitution to Constituent Assembly
- August 11, 2017

Maduro said he had also given orders, "if it can happen", for a face-to-face meeting to be organised with Trump when heads of state and government from around the world gather in NY on September 20. A small group of young people set up barricades of strewn metal objects in the eastern Caracas district of El Hatillo on Thursday to protest the Supreme Court decision to order Mayor David Smolansky imprisoned for 15 months for not obeying orders to shut down the protests. (more...)
Doklam on table as Sushma meets Bhutan counterpart Doklam on table as Sushma meets Bhutan counterpart
- August 11, 2017

However, China had not offered any evidence to support its claim. "Time with a close friend and neighbour". Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted and also posted a picture of the meeting. Indian officials in Kathmandu were unwilling to disclose much about the Sushma Swaraj-Dorji meeting. The meeting is bound to send a strong signal to China that India will stand by Bhutan come what may. (more...)
MO Congressman Expects US to Shoot Down North Korea's Missiles MO Congressman Expects US to Shoot Down North Korea's Missiles
- August 11, 2017

Despite the threats, the Lt. Governor said the people of Guam feel safe. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stopped on Guam to refuel overnight on his trip from Asia. But some wonder whether the US will act first. Consul General in Guam, Marciano de Borja told ABS-CBN News Channel on Friday they have come up with measures for situations that may arise should North Korea strike the island. (more...)
UN blasts Nigerian Army for raiding its base in Maiduguri UN blasts Nigerian Army for raiding its base in Maiduguri
- August 11, 2017

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, had on July 23 this year ordered the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, to capture Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau dead or alive within 40 days. One of such included a property which was said to be occupied by United Nations Staff, although the property did not carry a UN designation. "The clearance operations effort has been yielding several successes". (more...)
China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. (NYSE:CHL) Upgraded by BidaskClub to Hold China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. (NYSE:CHL) Upgraded by BidaskClub to Hold
- August 11, 2017

Lazard Asset Management LLC now owns 16,123,221 shares of the Wireless communications provider's stock worth $890,484,000 after buying an additional 864,087 shares in the last quarter. Several research firms have recently weighed in on CHL. Shares of China Mobile (CHL) opened at 55.08 on Friday. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded China Unicom (Hong Kong) from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. (more...)
Washington Trust Bank Increases Position in The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT) Washington Trust Bank Increases Position in The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT)
- August 11, 2017

Calamos Convertible and High Incorporated (NASDAQ:CHY) had an increase of 23.06% in short interest. The average true range (ATR) was fashioned to allow traders to more precisely evaluate the daily volatility of an asset by using straightforward calculations. (more...)
Danish inventor rescued as his submarine sinks Danish inventor rescued as his submarine sinks
- August 11, 2017

A female journalist remains unaccounted for after a private submarine that temporarily disappeared on Friday was reported recovered. Despite reports this morning that the submarine had sailed back into Køge Bay, the vessel sunk shortly afterwards on its way to the harbour, with its owner Peter Madsen abandoning ship shortly beforehand. (more...)
Judge Dredd TV Show Concept Art Takes Us to Mega-City One Judge Dredd TV Show Concept Art Takes Us to Mega-City One
- August 11, 2017

Dredd is an officer of the law in a dystopian future where he has the power of judge, jury, and executioner. "Thanks to the legions of fans who have kept up pressure on social media, and a lot of background work and enthusiasm, we aim to make a big budget production that will satisfy both our vast comics audience and the even greater general screen-watching public". (more...)
Large inflatable chicken stares down White House Large inflatable chicken stares down White House
- August 11, 2017

On Wednesday, a giant inflatable chicken styled to look like a certain current president of the United States ruffled a few feathers when it was spotted roosting just outside the White House. McMaster's behaviour is a threat to Trump's agenda. This is not the first time that Brar, who lives in Orange County, Calif., has boxed up a giant chicken, crammed it into a heavy-duty cardboard box, and flown across the country with it in tow. (more...)
S. Korea, US security advisers discuss Korean peninsula issues S. Korea, US security advisers discuss Korean peninsula issues
- August 11, 2017

The report cited a telephone conversation between US national security adviser H.R. McMaster and Chung Eui-Yong, the head of South Korea's Presidential National Security Office, South Korean presidential office spokesman Park Soo-Hyun told a press briefing. (more...)
NOAA expects more hurricanes than first predicted NOAA expects more hurricanes than first predicted
- August 11, 2017

The agency's expected number of five to nine hurricanes overall is unchanged. The systems are named once their winds attain speeds of 39mph. "The wind and air patterns in the area of the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean where many storms develop are very conducive to an above-normal season". (more...)
Like inflatable chicken stares down the White House Like inflatable chicken stares down the White House
- August 11, 2017

In one video, Brar said he was criticizing Trump for "being weak and ineffective as a leader". In the past few days, Brar said, it also gained another meaning, Trump's "game of chicken " rhetoric toward North Korea. Axios's Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen had "private chats" recently with their usual gang of establishment Republican sources in Congress and the White House about this committee of smarty-pants saviors who think Trump is either a lunatic, dumb, or both. (more...)
USF Thai Students Believed Killed In California Crash USF Thai Students Believed Killed In California Crash
- August 11, 2017

It crashed 500 feet below into the Kings River, swollen with snowmelt. 'Recovering the bodies is top priority, but safety for our personnel is also a top concern, ' Fresno Police Sheriff Toni Botti said. Two days after the auto was spotted, a local hotel told police that two Thai tourists who had driven out in the morning had never returned, and asked officers to check if they were involved in the vehicle accident. (more...)
US stocks slide amid heightened US-North Korea tensions US stocks slide amid heightened US-North Korea tensions
- August 11, 2017

The CBOE Volatility Index .VIX , better known as the VIX and the most widely-followed barometer of expected near-term stock market volatility, closed at 10.96, its highest in about a month. "The markets are looking for direction after Wednesday's sharp moves and geopolitical concerns will dominate investor mindsets in the coming days", said Esther Maria Reichelt, an FX strategist at Commerzbank in Frankfurt. (more...)