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Lawmakers respond to President Trump's statements regarding opioid crisis Lawmakers respond to President Trump's statements regarding opioid crisis
- August 12, 2017

Trump recently called for a national emergency declaration to help deal with the opioid crisis . "The opioid crisis is an emergency , and I'm saying officially right now it is an emergency ". "Ohio is the epicenter of this crisis , and I know many families will welcome the lifeline of funding that this action will bring". That has been one of the most immediate impacts of emergency declarations in states that have issued them. (more...)
President Trump: Opioid crisis is a national emergency President Trump: Opioid crisis is a national emergency
- August 12, 2017

Drug policy experts and public health officials have expressed concern with how the Trump administration is addressing opioids. I've watched people close to me go to rehab, relapse, and start over. In fact, while drug overdoses happen all over the world, the United States leads by a significant margin. Two days after holding a briefing on the opioid crisis , President Donald Trump said Thursday he is going to declare a national emergency to stem the dozens of Americans dying ... (more...)
Americans skeptical of Trump with his disapproval rating hitting record high Americans skeptical of Trump with his disapproval rating hitting record high
- August 12, 2017

But before the ad dives deeper into the military threats from the two regimes, we also see a news set adorned with an unflattering image of Russian President Vladimir Putin, superimposed over the Kremlin. The United States has recently intensified training flights of B-1B bombers stationed at the Andersen air base in Guam after tensions rised over North Korean increased missile tests. (more...)
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) Rating Reiterated by Jefferies Group LLC
- August 12, 2017

It has underperformed by 0.45% the S&P500. Finally, Capital Advisors Inc. In other Marsh & McLennan Companies news, SVP Laurie Ledford sold 184,305 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 16th. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, November 4 by BMO Capital Markets. The price index of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC)'s near-term growth potential. (more...)
Jack Miller seals Ducati deal to join Pramac in 2018 Jack Miller seals Ducati deal to join Pramac in 2018
- August 12, 2017

Miller will replace Scott Redding at the satellite team, joining Danilo Petrucci for the 2018 season. Pramac Racing has confirmed that Jack Miller will compete for the team in MotoGP next year, after the Australian rider secured a direct contract with Ducati. (more...)
Heavy fighting erupts between S. Sudanese govt forces, rebels in Pagak Heavy fighting erupts between S. Sudanese govt forces, rebels in Pagak
- August 12, 2017

The government has confirmed that their forces in Pagak came under attack early this morning but say they repulsed the attack. Since South Sudan spiraled into civil war nearly four years ago, Pagak has been the headquarters of the opposition rebels, led by former Vice President Riek Machar, who is in exile in South Africa. (more...)
Sindh CM seeks permission for state funeral for Ruth Pfau Sindh CM seeks permission for state funeral for Ruth Pfau
- August 12, 2017

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Sister Ruth would be remembered "for her courage, her loyalty, her service to the eradication of leprosy, and most of all, her patriotism". According to the BBC, she began rescuing children who were disfigured by leprosy who had been forced to live in cattle pens and caves, bringing them to clinics set up around the nation. (more...)
Smugglers Throw Nearly 280 Migrants Overboard Near Yemen Smugglers Throw Nearly 280 Migrants Overboard Near Yemen
- August 12, 2017

Thirteen people remained unaccounted for, the spokesperson said. Mr Dujarric said the situation for migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara desert are "just as heartbreaking" as the tragedy unfolding off Yemen. Long the poorest Arab country, Yemen is suffering from what the United Nations has labeled the "largest humanitarian crisis in the world". Years of fighting between the Saudi-backed government and Shiite Huthi rebels allied with Iran have been compounded by a ... (more...)
North Korea war would be 'catastrophic,' diplomacy bearing fruit: Mattis North Korea war would be 'catastrophic,' diplomacy bearing fruit: Mattis
- August 12, 2017

Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley] and her very effective U.S. United Nations team, was a consensus, a unanimous opinion this is a threat to world peace, to global order, and it's aligning the United Nations and very serious sanctions", he said. (more...)
Guam releases guidance to prepare residents for North Korean nuclear strike
- August 12, 2017

Young graduate Choe Kyong Song said North Koreans don't want war but then went on to repeat the kind of bold rhetoric that authorities favor - the idea that any conflict with the USA would result in North Korean victory and the reunification of Korea. (more...)
Houston Texans Preseason: 3 Things we learned vs Panthers Houston Texans Preseason: 3 Things we learned vs Panthers
- August 12, 2017

Being able to bounce outside and get around a defense is a must-have skill for any quality National Football League running back. Exciting rookie Christian McCaffrey carried the ball seven times for 33 yards before being pulled by Carolina, which led 17-10 at half-time. (more...)
Seoul Urges Pyongyang to Stop Raising Tensions on Peninsula
- August 12, 2017

The South Korean won weakened to a four-week low, extending a selloff from the previous day. Foreign investors offloaded shares worth more than 648 billion won (US$566 million), while institutions scooped up more than 678 billion won. "If North Korea uses an intercontinental ballistic missile, from launch to impact (in Hawaii) is approximately 20 minutes", Lt. Col. Charles Anthony, director of public affairs for the state's Department of Defense, told CNN. (more...)
NRATV Host Appears to Joke North Korea Should Bomb Sacramento NRATV Host Appears to Joke North Korea Should Bomb Sacramento
- August 12, 2017

A host on the National Rifle Association's (NRA) online "NRA TV" has apologized for suggesting North Korea should launch a nuclear attack on California. President Donald Trump fired back, saying that the US will respond with "fire and fury" and is "locked and loaded" to respond to any of North Korea's actions. (more...)
Brooke Shields to Recur on 'Law & Order: SVU' Season 19 Brooke Shields to Recur on 'Law & Order: SVU' Season 19
- August 12, 2017

NBC announced earlier this week that Philip Winchester will reprise his Chicago Justice role of Peter Stone full time on Law & Order. As previously announced, also climbing aboard the procedural-that-just-won't-quit for this season is new showrunner Michael Chernuchin, who a year ago helmed Dick Wolf's one-and-done " Chicago Justice ". (more...)
Trump touts online poll showing he's a 'better president' than Obama Trump touts online poll showing he's a 'better president' than Obama
- August 12, 2017

On his weekend visit to South Korea, President Clinton warned that if North Korea developed and used an atomic weapon, "we would quickly and overwhelmingly retaliate". They're only doing it - but I will tell you, we have tens of millions of people in this country that are so happy with what I'm saying - because they're saying, finally we have a President that's sticking up for our nation and, frankly, sticking up for our friends and our allies. (more...)
Chelsea boss Conte expects six-team title race Chelsea boss Conte expects six-team title race
- August 12, 2017

Guardiola struck a satisfied tone when discussing his raft of fresh full-backs and their ability to have a transformative effect on City's play this season. "I think sooner or later it is going to finish", he said. "Everybody did an awesome job last season...we've got to try and keep that high level [into this season] because this is the Premier League". (more...)
Loki battles Valkyrie in new image from Thor: Ragnarok Loki battles Valkyrie in new image from Thor: Ragnarok
- August 12, 2017

Also, as proper True Believers will surely notice, Thor is wearing the same outfit he had on in the Doctor Strange post-credits stinger. With Natalie Portman's Jane apparently out of the picture for good, could this be the grand opportunity for Sif to make her move on Thor , kindling some of the history the pair have in the Marvel Comics source material? Empire's website has a second photo that seems like an explicit rejection of the previous pic's casual cool, as it depicts Jeff ... (more...)
Former GOP US senator calls Trump North Korea threat 'crazy'
- August 12, 2017

Humphrey said a Commission on Presidential Capacity could potentially remove Trump under Article 25 of the Constitution, which states the vice president should assume the role of president if he and a congressional majority believe the president is unable to discharge his duties. (more...)
Texas House tentatively passes bill increasing penalties for mail-in ballot fraud Texas House tentatively passes bill increasing penalties for mail-in ballot fraud
- August 12, 2017

But, as The Texas Tribune reports , not a single bill has made it through both houses and advanced to the Governor's desk during this special session. They say it would interfere with their ability to raise the revenue they need to provide services in areas including public safety. Meanwhile, by remaining silent in a separate spending bill, the House Appropriations Committee signaled that it is open to granting a federal employee raise in January, most likely the 1.9 percent that ... (more...)
Trump better president than Obama
- August 12, 2017

Souza joins an ever-increasing group of individuals calling for the president to either stop tweeting or be pulled off the platform, a group that includes Trump's own voters and an overwhelming majority of American citizens. The approval poll, which has traditionally been favorable to Trump, showed him with 39 percent support among likely voters last Friday. "After 200 days, rarely has any Administration achieved what we have achieved.not even close!" The new poll comes as Trump takes ... (more...)
Community Gathering To Remember, Honor Justine Damond Community Gathering To Remember, Honor Justine Damond
- August 12, 2017

The former yoga and meditation teacher, who had lived in north Sydney, was fatally shot earlier this month, near her Minneapolis home. The application states that the information "may more clearly define" the officers' actions before and after Justine Damond was killed on July 15. (more...)
Sydney's homeless 'tent city' packing up Sydney's homeless 'tent city' packing up
- August 12, 2017

Sydney's CBD "tent city" residents will have to find shelter elsewhere, with police given the power by government to tear the camp down. The new law allows for the removal of people or goods from crown land if deemed a "public safety issue", The Guardian reports. (more...)
Botswana's Makwala qualifies for 200m semis Botswana's Makwala qualifies for 200m semis
- August 12, 2017

Van Niekerk and Ramil Guliyev were neck and neck down the home straight but it was the Turk who hit the line first in 20.09sec. "This is not a shock", said the champion. "It's just generalised assumptions because of the outbreak of sickness and he has just one of those symptoms", he said. "I'm still running with my heart broken", he said. (more...)
Federal Court Taking up Location Issue for Unite the Right Rally
- August 12, 2017

USA civil rights groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday to have a white nationalist rally in Virginia moved back to its original venue, saying that city officials' last-minute decision to shift the event violated organizers' rights. "Plaintiffs constitutional rights will be violated, and irreparable harm will result, if the Court does not provide immediate relief enjoining Defendants from preventing or impeding Plaintiffs constitutional rights to free speech, petition and assembly", they added. (more...)
Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG) Investment Increased by Impala Asset Management LLC Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG) Investment Increased by Impala Asset Management LLC
- August 12, 2017

Moreover, Jackson Square Partners Llc has 0.59% invested in the company for 4.55 million shares. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado's holdings in Harley-Davidson were worth $1,901,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. (more...)
Can never tolerate North Korea provocations: Japan Can never tolerate North Korea provocations: Japan
- August 12, 2017

Along with the US personnel on the island, there are about 7,100 of their family members as well as 6,700 civilian Defense Department workers and their dependents, according to Logan. "I think the probability of conflict actually breaking out remains low". "All Americans, from the Marianas to the mainland, are at risk given North Korea's threats and those from other foreign enemies". (more...)
Omarosa Heckled at Black Journalists Conference Omarosa Heckled at Black Journalists Conference
- August 12, 2017

However, both Hannah-Jones and Cobb pulled out, with Bounce TV's Ed Gordon set to take over as moderator. "I'm not going to stand here and defend every single word and decision". Nevertheless, question turned to the Trump administrations policies, including efforts by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to revive the war on drugs and "broken windows" policing . (more...)
100-Acre Fire Near Lake Berryessa Prompts Voluntary Evacuations 100-Acre Fire Near Lake Berryessa Prompts Voluntary Evacuations
- August 12, 2017

Mandatory evacuations are in effect for the Highway 128 area, Cal Fire said. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Cal Fire said 162 personnel are battling the blaze, with help from three helicopters. Evacuations have been ordered from homes along Capell Valley Road and Highway 128. Road closures remain at Sage Canyon Rd and Lower Chiles, Hwy 128 to Moskowite Corners, and Knoxville Road at Spanish Flat. (more...)
Mehrheit sieht im Fipronil-Skandal keine Gefahr für eigene Gesundheit Mehrheit sieht im Fipronil-Skandal keine Gefahr für eigene Gesundheit
- August 12, 2017

Dabei betonte eine Sprecherin, dass es sich um "kein Krisentreffen" handle. Auch Bundeslandwirtschaftsminister Christian Schmidt begrüßte "eine engere Abstimmung auf europäischer Ebene". Die Eier sind von den oberösterreichischen Händlern an Gastronomiebetriebe in ganz Österreich ausgeliefert worden. Im Skandal um mit Fipronil belastete Eier sind in den Niederlanden zwei Verdächtige festgenommen worden. (more...)
Beyond the fiery words, U.S. quietly pursues diplomacy with North Korea
- August 12, 2017

As I wrote Wednesday morning, we may be witnessing a little "Good Cop, Bad Cop" here , with the administration providing different signals to keep North Korea guessing. In fact, when it comes to North Korea, some media outlets are outright accusing the president of using "weaponized phrasing" that could by itself, provoke the North Koreans into war. (more...)

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