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Trump's Economic Plan is All Over the Place
- August 13, 2016

Paul Krugman is exhausted of mincing words about Donald Trump, "an ignorant, wildly dishonest, erratic, immature, bullying egomaniac". Yet while many families struggle with child care costs, what they pay often falls short of the true costs to care for young children well. (more...)
Driver slams into Ferguson protester Driver slams into Ferguson protester
- August 13, 2016

That's when one auto hits the victim head-on and doesn't even stop. His injuries are unknown. The demonstration was a reminder to the community about a life lost two years ago when then-Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, Jr. (more...)
One killed in fire fighting over Emirates plane crash-landing One killed in fire fighting over Emirates plane crash-landing
- August 13, 2016

All the passengers and crew members are safe, but one firefighter lost his life while tackling the blaze after the accident. As of now all the departure flights from Dubai International airport have been delayed until the further notice. (more...)
Nigeria reports first 2 cases of polio in years, WHO says Nigeria reports first 2 cases of polio in years, WHO says
- August 13, 2016

He said detection was also a reminder that the country needed to remain vigilant and immunize all eligible children with polio vaccine until the disease was completely eradicated. It was unclear how accessible the two areas are. Polio , otherwise known as poliomyelitis, is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus that invades the nervous system. (more...)
Garoppolo mostly solid in debut as Pats beat Saints 34-22
- August 13, 2016

Brady attended the memorial service for a family member yesterday, so he wasn't on hand for the opener. He threw this nice screen pass to James White that resulted in a touchdown . "It was a good experience tonight just being put in a hard situation.I think we reacted in the right way". He played in only the opening series of the game before taking a seat. (more...)
Wildfires spare Marseille in France; danger high elsewhere
- August 13, 2016

Two people were reportedly injured, one seriously, as the fire raging in Vitrolle headed southward, the AP reported. There have been more than 100 fires in Portugal , the worst of them on the Atlantic island of Madeira. The most unsafe fire was burning around Fos-Sur-Mer, 25 miles northwest of Marseille , which is home to a large vast industrial zone where oil and petrochemicals are stocked. (more...)
In twist, girl defends boyfriend accused of killing her mom
- August 13, 2016

A 15-year-old Pennsylvania girl who pleaded guilty to plotting with her soldier boyfriend to kill her mother has taken the stand at his murder trial, saying in his defense she's "inexorably, ineffably in love" with him. Barnes is charged with criminal homicide, abuse of a corpse and related charges. Jerry Sandusky took the stand Friday to forcefully deny the child molestation charges he was convicted of four years ago and said it wasn't his idea to waive his right to testify during his 2012 ... (more...)
Spaniard finally wins women's kayak gold, on 3rd attempt Spaniard finally wins women's kayak gold, on 3rd attempt
- August 13, 2016

Jones said her surprise Olympic success will further her dream of putting the sport "on the map". In the windy conditions and in front of a screaming crowd full of Australians she had a slight touch on the third-last gate at the bottom of the course. (more...)
Daniel Sturridge and James Milner are injury concerns for Liverpool Daniel Sturridge and James Milner are injury concerns for Liverpool
- August 13, 2016

Arsenal have bought Granit Xhaka from German club Borrussia Monchengladbach for a fee around $40 million, and defender Rob Holding has also arrived from Bolton. It's a bruise in the heel, if he says it's a little bit too painful, then for sure (it's an injury).We could test it each day, I'm not sure when we should test it. (more...)
Emails: Clinton's State Dept. Provided Her Donors with Favors
- August 13, 2016

During a line of questioning about improper relationships between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department. Reporters also wanted Trudeau to address the ethics of her Department and Clinton Foundation after one of the emails exposed a special request from the former president's team. (more...)
FBI Investigating Clinton Foundation
- August 13, 2016

In 2009, a Lebanese billionaire who donated millions to the Clinton Foundation contacted went through a Clinton Foundation employee to contact the State Department for a face-to-face meeting with the USA ambassador to Lebanon. June 19th was a Tuesday which, based on CNN's timeline, means Mills was absent from work on a Wednesday to help out the Clinton Foundation. "If the State Department continues to withhold these emails, Hillary Clinton should demand they be released, or release them ... (more...)
Pakistani Taliban Group Claims Hospital Bombing That Killed 70
- August 13, 2016

Abdul Rehman Miankhel, a senior official at the government-run Civil Hospital, where the explosion occurred, told reporters that at least 70 people had been killed, with more than 112 wounded. On Monday, lawyers congregated at the Quetta Civil Hospital to mourn the death of their colleague, Baluchistan Bar Association president Bilal Anwar Kasi , who had been fatally shot earlier that day on his commute to work. (more...)
ISIS has kidnapped 2000 civilians to use as 'human shields' ISIS has kidnapped 2000 civilians to use as 'human shields'
- August 13, 2016

They had freed over 2,000 civilian hostages who had been held by the militants, Sharfan Darwish of the SDF allied Manbij Military Council told Reuters. Syrian civil defence forces say at least two people have been killed and dozens injured. The raids hit several neighbourhoods as residents filled the streets to buy fresh produce brought into rebel-held areas which had been under government siege, an AFP correspondent said. (more...)
Trump says Obama-IS remark was sarcasm Trump says Obama-IS remark was sarcasm
- August 13, 2016

He brushed off conservative radio commentator Hugh Hewitt's attempt to reframe Trump's observation as one that said Obama's foreign policy created the conditions in Iraq and Syria that allowed IS to thrive. However, Trump previously had said he wanted USA troops out years earlier than Obama withdrew them. More than 70 Republicans - including former members of Congress - have already reportedly signed the letter imploring RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to shift money away from Trump to ... (more...)
At Least 2 Dead in Plane Crash at Shannon Airport in Spotsylvania
- August 13, 2016

Virginia State Police report that at least two people are dead after a small plane crash near Shannon Airport in Fredericksburg. A press briefing is about to begin with the latest information. As of this time, there are at least two confirmed fatalities. According to Virginia State Police, the pilot was attempting to land at Shannon Airport, when the plane came to the end of the runway, the pilot pulled back up. (more...)
Obama's transgender directive to schools goes to court Obama's transgender directive to schools goes to court
- August 13, 2016

Five years ago, Kimberly Shappley gave birth to her son, Joseph Paul. "I'm fighting for her future". "Please understand I'm not fighting about bathrooms, I'm fighting about her life, I'm fighting about her well-being", Shappley said of her daughter, Kai, during a city school board meeting. (more...)
Train Hits Car On Level Crossing Near Cambridge Train Hits Car On Level Crossing Near Cambridge
- August 13, 2016

A man has suffered serious head injuries after a train hit his vehicle at a level crossing. The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust was called at 2.34pm, and sent an ambulance, three ambulance officers, the East Anglian Air Ambulance and its hazardous area response team to the scene. (more...)
Jessica Ennis-Hill leads heptathlon after 100m hurdles Jessica Ennis-Hill leads heptathlon after 100m hurdles
- August 13, 2016

Johnson-Thompson, the heir to her compatriot's multi-eventing throne, had clocked 13.48secs over the hurdles, 0.11 down on her best this year, but a solid enough time given the rainy conditions at the start of the morning. Rudisha then issued an ominous warning: "I'm in good form, there's no doubt about that", he said. "Mentally, I've got to be 100 per cent focused". "I've tapered off quite a bit longer than normal, just to try something different, because in the past I've always struggled ... (more...)
Conviction overturned in 'Making a Murderer' killing
- August 13, 2016

Concluding the 91-page decision, Duffin found that investigators made false promises to Dassey during multiple interrogations. The U.S. District Court in Milwaukee on Friday overturned Brendan Dassey's conviction and ordered him freed within 90 days unless the case is appealed. (more...)
Zambians vote in tight presidential race after violence Zambians vote in tight presidential race after violence
- August 12, 2016

The outcome of the vote could depend on whether densely populated areas in the northern Copperbelt region - the hardest hit by the commodities slump - continue to back Lungu's Patriotic Front. "This can only be described as an act of sabotage aimed at disrupting the electoral process", Esau Chulu, the commission's chairman, said in an August 9 speech in Lusaka . (more...)
Canada attack suspect dead after police operation in Ontario
- August 12, 2016

US authorities tipped off Canadian officials to a likely bombing attack in a major city, allowing the Royal Canadian Police to locate and kill the alleged terrorist, Canadian media reported Thursday. A spokeswoman for Metrolinx, the Ontario government agency which runs the Greater Toronto Area's regional transit lines, says it was also advised of a security threat. (more...)
One killed in twin blasts at Thai beach resort One killed in twin blasts at Thai beach resort
- August 12, 2016

Two bombs went off in Hua Hin, a popular Thai resort town, on Thursday, reports the BBC . The reported fatality was a female street food vendor. In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Australia's embassy in Bangkok was "in urgent contact with local authorities to determine if any Australians have been affected". (more...)
HC directs Ola, Uber to charge government rates HC directs Ola, Uber to charge government rates
- August 12, 2016

As per the new policy, cab aggregators will not be allowed to implement surge pricing and they will have to charge fares only through meters. The policy also states that cab service providers will need to follow government set fares for cab rides. (more...)
Today's weather forecast: Cloudy, chance of showers and thunderstorms
- August 12, 2016

In addition, long-term rainfall shortages remain entrenched, with accumulated shortfalls over the past two years of 12 to 24 inches observed from central New England southward. Showers and storms begin to thin out this weekend, with a slow increase in the amount of sunshine daily. See a very detailed Gulf Coast forecast here . (more...)
Afghanistan: Top Taliban leader and other insurgents killed in police crackdown Afghanistan: Top Taliban leader and other insurgents killed in police crackdown
- August 12, 2016

There have been reports of USA air strikes aiding Afghan forces in Helmand. The turmoil convulsing Helmand, blighted by a huge opium harvest that helps fund the insurgency, underscores a rapidly unravelling security situation in Afghanistan. (more...)

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