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Friday forecast: rain likely to stick around, high 84 Friday forecast: rain likely to stick around, high 84
- July 29, 2017

A northeast wind at 10-15 miles per hour will bring in refreshing air with highs in the upper 80s and NO HEAT INDEX since the air will be dry! Today: Sunny, with a high near 96. Expect partly sunny skies for Thursday . Saturday , partly to mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms. Saturday night: Mostly clear, low around 57. (more...)
Iran successfully tests space-launch vehicle Iran successfully tests space-launch vehicle
- July 29, 2017

The action breaches a UN Security Council resolution due to the possibility that it could be used in ballistic missile development, according to the State Department. Yet Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif said Friday his country is complying with the nuclear deal that Iran struck with the USA and other world powers in 2015. (more...)
Senate Passes Motion To Proceed On Health Care Debate Senate Passes Motion To Proceed On Health Care Debate
- July 28, 2017

The bishop echoed earlier statements, saying, "The current proposals are simply unacceptable as written, and any attempts to repeal the A.C.A. without a concurrent replacement is also unacceptable". The amendment was defeated 45-55 with seven Republicans joining all Democrats in opposition. For now, it's still unclear what kind of health care legislation the Senate will vote on, what may ultimately pass, and what the future holds for negotiations with the House if something does pass. (more...)
Tragic! 17 members of same family die in deadly Gujarat floods Tragic! 17 members of same family die in deadly Gujarat floods
- July 28, 2017

State government officials also said with rain-situation easing on Wednesday, sanitary teams from different municipal corporations including from Surat will be rushed to Banaskantha district to ensure cleanliness and sanitation. The Dholidhaja, Vansal and Nimbam dams in Surendranagar; the Machchhu-1 and Ghodadharoi in Morbi; and the Kankawati dam in Jamnagar districts are at 90 percent capacity. (more...)
North Korea responds to Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo's statements North Korea responds to Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo's statements
- July 27, 2017

The question, however, is how much time it would take before an agreeable draft can be passed on to the rest of the members of the council. The government also asked the North to hold military talks on July 21, but after North Korea returned no response, said they would wait until Thursday. (more...)
What Does Senator John McCain's Glioblastoma Diagnosis Mean? What Does Senator John McCain's Glioblastoma Diagnosis Mean?
- July 26, 2017

Otherwise I'll say, 'Tom, you're fired.' I'll get somebody". Republican leaders openly discussed the possibility of McCain's return with reporters on Monday during an evening vote. If McConnell's gambit fails by just one vote, Republicans hope they can take another shot if and when Sen. Writing on her website, the Senate candidate who is now running against senator Jeff Flake in the 2018 primary, suggested McCain should be spending more time with his family. (more...)
Teen driver's sister killed in Los Banos crash live on Instagram Teen driver's sister killed in Los Banos crash live on Instagram
- July 25, 2017

The video was posted on her Instagram story before, during and after the crash. 'Jacqueline, please wake up , ' Obdulia says while trying to shake 14-year-old Jacqueline Sanchez . Obdulia Sanchez from Stockton , south of Sacramento, was booked into Mercer County Jail on charges of driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter while under the influence, KFSN reported. (more...)
Israeli Embassy guard can't leave Jordan
- July 25, 2017

Israel's foreign ministry said one of the Jordanians stabbed the security officer from behind inside a residential building adjacent to the embassy where he had gone to install some furniture. Photo Zakaria Jawawdah, father of the slain Jordanian worker, Mohammad Jawawdah. The following year clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces around the site quickly led to unrest elsewhere in Jerusalem, across Israel and in the West Bank that have continued intermittently till now. (more...)
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas freezes Israel contact over holy site dispute Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas freezes Israel contact over holy site dispute
- July 24, 2017

On Saturday, two Palestinians were killed as the Israeli forces moved to demolish the home of a Palestinian who allegedly stabbed the three killed Israelis. Al Aqsa Mosque is believed to be the third-holiest site for Sunni Muslims, after the cities of Mecca and Medina. The UN Security Council will hold talks Monday about a new wave of deadly Israeli-Palestinian unrest. (more...)
8 dead, 30 found injured inside semi-trailer at San Antonio Walmart 8 dead, 30 found injured inside semi-trailer at San Antonio Walmart
- July 24, 2017

Police are now investigating a suspected human trafficking ring and it is believed the people found in the truck have been smuggled into the U.S. illegally. He said someone from the truck approached him and asked for a glass of water. First responders say there were so many victims, they had to be spread among seven different hospitals. (more...)
Hamas: Israeli procedures in Aqsa will not pass
- July 23, 2017

According to Palestinian officials, hundreds of people were injured in the clashes. "An assailant infiltrated a private home in the community of Neve Tsuf, northwest of Ramallah, and stabbed four Israeli civilians", the Israeli army said in a statement. (more...)
Hartlepool holidaymakers caught up in natural disaster in Turkey Hartlepool holidaymakers caught up in natural disaster in Turkey
- July 22, 2017

Photo Damaged boats in Gumbet, Turkey , after the quake. "Other airports in the region are unaffected and all of our flights to Greece and Turkey are operating as normal, including to the island of Kos". 70 people sought medical treatment in Bodrum. The Tsunami Alert initially launched was cancelled about three hours after the event. The victims were a Turkish and a Swedish national, who were injured when a roof on a bar collapsed, according to local authorities. (more...)
BBCI: ExxonMobil fined by United States for Ukraine sanctions violations BBCI: ExxonMobil fined by United States for Ukraine sanctions violations
- July 21, 2017

Exxon signed eight legal documents related to oil and gas projects in Russian Federation with Rosneft, a company that US interests are allowed to do business with. Igor Sechin , president of Rosneft, had been on the department's List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons list (SDN), establishing a clear violation of the sanctions by ExxonMobil. (more...)
Yosemite Wildfire Triggers California State of Emergency Yosemite Wildfire Triggers California State of Emergency
- July 20, 2017

The fire has scorched 24 square miles since it broke out Sunday afternoon. KCRA-TV reported that the entire Town of Mariposa was evacuated. "I think this the beginning of what could be a really long wildfire season for us". Fighting the fire is being hampered by high winds and hot temperatures , officials said, which climbed into the 90s on Wednesday. People heading to Yosemite are advised to use highways 41 and 120, and avoid the more northern route. (more...)
State police release drawing of suspect in Delphi killings State police release drawing of suspect in Delphi killings
- July 18, 2017

The suspect has been described as 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-10, weighing between 180-220 pounds with reddish brown hair. Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams , 13, were found slain on February 14, a day after the two were reported missing after hiking on trails near Delphi, located about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis. (more...)
First woman to win prestigious Fields Medal dies First woman to win prestigious Fields Medal dies
- July 16, 2017

She had extensively contributed to the theory of moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces. Prof Dame Frances Kirwan, a member of the medal selection committee from the University of Oxford, said at the time, "I hope that this award will inspire lots more girls and young women, in this country and around the world, to believe in their own abilities and aim to be the Fields Medallists of the future". (more...)
Beyonce Shares Photo of Twins on Instagram Beyonce Shares Photo of Twins on Instagram
- July 15, 2017

The star couple's company is known to carry out necessary documentation work to trademark the names for nearly everything right from fragrances to cosemtics to baby gears and the like. And while we can't exactly see that much of the twins in this new pic, who are both cradled in their mother's arms, it's pretty clear they're super adorable. (more...)
Saif Ali Khan headlines cast of Netflix original series 'Sacred Games' Saif Ali Khan headlines cast of Netflix original series 'Sacred Games'
- July 15, 2017

Akshat Verma , writer of the Aamir Khan's Delhi Belly (2011), makes his directorial debut with the film. Sacred Games , which will be produced in collaboration with Phantom Films, outlines the life of Inspector Sartaj Singh, as delves deeper into the criminal underworld in the city of Mumbai and the man at its eye, amid a crisis in his personal life. (more...)
House considers adding North Korea to Russian Federation sanctions bill House considers adding North Korea to Russian Federation sanctions bill
- July 15, 2017

The addition of the House's North Korean sanctions bill would be yet another twist for the Senate's legislation that includes both Russian Federation and Iranian sanctions, which passed 98-2 one month ago. The bill also creates a congressional review process should Trump try to ease current sanctions. U.S. intelligence agencies said earlier this year that Russian Federation sought to help Trump win the 2016 election by hacking private emails from Democratic Party officials and disseminating ... (more...)
Evacuations underway in Pasco after hole opens in ground, boat falls in Evacuations underway in Pasco after hole opens in ground, boat falls in
- July 15, 2017

Guthrie said a 50-foot-deep sinkhole occurred at the site of one of the swallowed homes five years ago. Video from the scene shows a house crumbling to the ground as sirens wail in the background. The Pasco County fire chief says it grew in a matter of minutes. "This is something we've never seen before", he said. As of 8:23 a.m. ET, the sinkhole expanded and reached the roadway. (more...)
NY court overturns corruption conviction of ex-assemblyman Silver NY court overturns corruption conviction of ex-assemblyman Silver
- July 14, 2017

And while the federal appeals court said in its opinion Thursday that there was sufficient evidence to prove Silver's guilt, it found issue with jury instruction related to the definition of an official act. "Here, the instructions did not convey to the jury that an official action must be a decision or action on a matter involving the formal exercise of government power akin to a lawsuit, hearing, or agency determination", Cabranes wrote . (more...)
US Lawmakers set to question Trump campaign chairman US Lawmakers set to question Trump campaign chairman
- July 14, 2017

The invitation to Trump Jr . comes a day after Grassley said the committee wants to hear from Paul Manafort , who ran Trump's presidential campaign for a time. Donald Trump Jr. sits down to a round-table discussion at the Talk Media News radio row in Manchester, N.H., February 8, 2016. He was told the Russian government had information that could "incriminate" Clinton and her dealings with Russia. (more...)
Robotics Team Arrives In Kabul To Get Last-Minute US Visas Robotics Team Arrives In Kabul To Get Last-Minute US Visas
- July 14, 2017

The six teenage girls from Afghanistan's robotics team arrived in Kabul on Thursday afternoon to collect their visas for the U.S and said they were very grateful to everyone who had worked to get the original decision overturned. The girls traveled from their homes in Herat, making the 800-kilometre (500-mile) journey to the USA embassy in Kabul twice because their applications were denied the first time. (more...)
Liu Xiaobo: China's most prominent dissident dies Liu Xiaobo: China's most prominent dissident dies
- July 14, 2017

Xiaobo, known for his pro-democracy activism, was jailed eight years ago for co-writing the Charter 08 , which termed the Communist Party of China as "totalitarian", along with condemning the one-party political system in China. After the brutal crackdown on demonstrators , a friend drove Liu to the front gate of the Australian Embassy and said if he entered, he could seek asylum . (more...)
'Person of Interest' Named in Search for 4 Missing Men 'Person of Interest' Named in Search for 4 Missing Men
- July 13, 2017

As part of the bail, DiNardo must appear for all of his court hearings and he is not wearing an electronic-monitoring device, Weintraub said Wednesday. "The stakes are incredibly high - life and death". It is not known where DiNardo went after being released from the Bucks County jail , as he did not return his family's home in Bensalem . (more...)
Florida beachgoers form 80-person human chain to save stranded swimmers Florida beachgoers form 80-person human chain to save stranded swimmers
- July 12, 2017

That's when beachgoer Jessica Simmons grabbed a boogie board and headed out to water to help the struggling family as her husband started a human chain with other people on the beach. Simmons, along with her husband and a few other rescuers, guided the exhausted children and the rest of the family to the human chain so they could be pulled in to safety one by one. (more...)
Gopalkrishna Gandhi To Be Opposition's Nominee for Vice President Gopalkrishna Gandhi To Be Opposition's Nominee for Vice President
- July 12, 2017

While serving as the Governor of Bengal from 2004 to 2009, he "travelled incognito" and gained respect for admonishing Nandigram struggle, in West Bengal. "We have spoken to Gopal Krishna Gandhi". A prolific writer - he has penned several volumes on Gandhi, a play in verse on Dara Shukoh and a Hindi translation of Vikram Seths A Suitable Boy - Gandhi has also been a columnist in newspapers. (more...)
London hospital reviews ending baby's life support London hospital reviews ending baby's life support
- July 11, 2017

The mother , Connie Yates , told the Press Association that doctors at Great Ormond Street wanted to turn off Charlie's life-support on Monday but decided not to after the White House intervened. As Charlie's plight became known around the world, he received offers to help even from Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump . The struggle of the parents of little Charlie, a baby of 11 months, suffering from a rare genetic disorder and incurable, is not quite finished. (more...)
Trump eyes swift United Kingdom trade deal Trump eyes swift United Kingdom trade deal
- July 09, 2017

The closest they came to discord was over Iran's nuclear deal, which Trump has criticized and where May reiterated the U.K.'s support. May is looking to secure a deal with the U.S. He said he had developed a "very special" relationship with the prime minister, mirroring language often used to describe the broader historic ties between the US and the UK. (more...)
Canada awards Obama-released Gitmo terrorist $10.5M Canada awards Obama-released Gitmo terrorist $10.5M
- July 08, 2017

The Liberal government refused to officially disclose the the amount of the legal settlement despite the figure being widely leaked to numerous media outlets. Khadr's camp has won several legal victories arguing his Charter rights were breached, including at the Supreme Court level. Khadr said his confessions to United States officials were made under duress. (more...)
Manchester attack: Man arrested over terrorism offences Manchester attack: Man arrested over terrorism offences
- July 08, 2017

While authorities still believe that "more arrests are possible", in the wake of the attack that killed 22 people, they're learning more about Abedi's life. The bomb had a "devastating" impact and gouged out a section of the concrete floor of Manchester Arena in the heart of the city. The suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, aged 22, was not part of a terror network, police said, but others may have known that he was going to launch an attack. (more...)
'Frictionless trade' with European Union 'not possible' post-Brexit 'Frictionless trade' with European Union 'not possible' post-Brexit
- July 07, 2017

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator says Britain can not enjoy " frictionless " trade with EU partners after it leaves the union. Speaking in Brussels on Thursday, Barnier said that it was his "duty" to say that "the decision taken by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union will have major consequences". (more...)
India 'misleading the public' on Sikkim standoff: China India 'misleading the public' on Sikkim standoff: China
- July 06, 2017

The Ambassador of Bhutan has a lodged a protest with the Chinese Government through their Embassy in New Delhi on June 20. An intensifying border row between India and China centres around a road-building project by China in the Himalayas, with both states charging the other with territorial intrusions. (more...)
Fed minutes suggest increasing tensions on inflation shortfall Fed minutes suggest increasing tensions on inflation shortfall
- July 06, 2017

IG analyst Joshua Mahony said: "With the big European data out of the way, the focus now shifts to the United States, where the FOMC minutes will bring rate expectations to the forefront of investors' minds". The minutes said "several participants endorsed a policy approach" where the labor market would undershoot their estimate of full employment "for a sustained period". (more...)
China says India violates 1890 agreement in border stand-off China says India violates 1890 agreement in border stand-off
- July 05, 2017

China put forth the condition of withdrawal of Indian troops from Doka La - the actual site of conflict - for a meaningful dialogue over the matter. There is an understandable degree of disquiet in India over the fact that the current standoff is the longest between security forces of the two countries after 1962. (more...)