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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...)
NBC has best ratings night for Rio de Janeiro Olympics
- August 12, 2016

Yet Katie Ledecky won gold in that freestyle race, and thanks to the Olympic schedule-makers, Phelps' butterfly competition followed so quickly there was no time to go overboard. Although viewership has improved, helped by Monday's broadcast of popular events such as swimming, the NBC broadcast network's TV ratings are still down 27 percent in prime time from the London Games in 2012, according to Bloomberg Intelligence. (more...)
Boy falls from coaster at Pennsylvania amusement park
- August 12, 2016

There is live aerial video from the scene streaming below. "The child was flown by medical helicopter to the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Eslary said". All were injured and Briley Reynolds, 6, remained in critical condition Thursday. The spokesman said the accident occurred in the middle section of the Rollo Coaster ride, but did not specify the height of the drop, according to NBC News . (more...)
Ted Strickland: "Death of Scalia Saved Labor, Happened at a Good Time"
- August 12, 2016

Strickland apologized for the comment on Wednesday. Strickland issued a written statement to apologize, calling the remark "insensitive". Mr. Portman, a former Cincinnati congressman and White House budget director, is doing better among the all-important independents in the race, leading with 55 percent to Mr. (more...)
Calls Reveal Details Of North Raleigh Shooting Calls Reveal Details Of North Raleigh Shooting
- August 12, 2016

Wearing a red prison jumpsuit, Copley entered a courtroom Monday and winked at his family in the gallery. Lawyer Raymond Tarlton, who is representing Copley , issued a statement cautioning against a rush to judgment before all the facts of the case were known. (more...)
Hanna Explains Why He's Voting for Hillary Clinton in November
- August 12, 2016

The executive also complemented former Secretary of State Clinton, touting her "temperament, global experience and commitment to America's bedrock national values". She also stood by comments she made earlier this year which likened Trump to Hitler and Mussolini . In February, Whitman accompanied New Jersey Gov. (more...)
Wrexham Rower Vicky Thornley Wins Silver Medal at Rio 2016 Olympics Wrexham Rower Vicky Thornley Wins Silver Medal at Rio 2016 Olympics
- August 12, 2016

Having established herself in the women's quad, she helped pip Russian Federation to second spot on the podium by just a hundredth of a second - the first British women to win a medal at an Olympic regatta. "She is an fantastic person, and its been an absolute privilege to work with her for 16 years". "Getting a medal is always the most thrilling, exciting, wonderful thing you can do at an Olympics". (more...)
Macy's to Close 100 Stores Beginning Next Year
- August 12, 2016

Macy's said the combined annual sales volume of the 100 closed locations-net of sales expected to be retained in nearby stores and online-is expected to be around $1 billion, but that the reduction in EBITDA will be offset by expense savings beyond those associated with the closings. (more...)
Twin PKK attacks martyr 8 in SE Turkey
- August 12, 2016

According to an unnamed Turkish official, at least 25 police officers and civilians sustained injuries in the assault, which caused considerable damage to nearby buildings and vehicles. Meanwhile, police in Istanbul conducted a series of raids across the city, including a branch of Turkey's pro-Kurdish political party, detaining 17 suspected Kurdish militants, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported. (more...)
Paul Ryan's approval rate remains sky high in Wisconsin Paul Ryan's approval rate remains sky high in Wisconsin
- August 12, 2016

According to a Marquette University Law School poll released on Wednesday, the Democratic presidential nominee is now holding a double-digit lead over the real estate tycoon. With registered voters, the race is at 49% Feingold, 43% Johnson. Hillary Clinton has taken an average seven point lead over Donald Trump in the critical battleground states of Iowa, Ohio and Pennsylvania. (more...)
Lawsuit Claims Former Trump Campaign Director Pulled Gun on Staffer in NC Lawsuit Claims Former Trump Campaign Director Pulled Gun on Staffer in NC
- August 12, 2016

The lawsuit notes that the incident took place after Phillip began making more imposing demands on Bordini, including asking him to accompany him to every campaign event. "It happened in Phillip's Jeep", the complaint says. "Phillip pushed the barrel into Vincent's knee". It was only after Bordini asked "What the f-- are you doing" that Phillip put the gun away as if nothing had happened. (more...)
Gifts for casinos fans Gifts for casinos fans
- August 11, 2016

You must consider not only the gender of your friend but also the special features of his personality, interests. After all, we make gifts to make our friends and loved one happy, not us! Live online games do not need so many items, but still there are a lot of different options for you. (more...)
GOP US Rep. Dent says he won't vote for Trump, or Clinton GOP US Rep. Dent says he won't vote for Trump, or Clinton
- August 11, 2016

The Franklin & Marshall College Poll of Pennsylvania shows Clinton up 49 to 38 percent. "Wouldn't that be embarrassing to lose to crooked Hillary Clinton?". She spent some $140 million of her own money in an unsuccessful run for California governor in 2010. "Of course he's going to work with Paul Ryan", Manafort said Trump has "tried to bridge the party together" with Ryan. (more...)
Chris Christie 'flat out lied' about staff's Bridgegate involvement, ex-aide said
- August 11, 2016

The allegation of lying could be harmful to Christie, who is on vacation this week but appeared on WFAN-660 AM Wednesday morning to co-host the sports-talk show "Boomer and Carton". The motion seeks to spread the blame around rather than, as Baroni's lawyers put it, "lay the actions of everyone at Mr. Baroni's feet". A third Christie appointee, David Wildstein, pleaded guilty and is cooperating with the government. (more...)
Monday forecast: 50% chance of rain; highs near 90 Monday forecast: 50% chance of rain; highs near 90
- August 11, 2016

The National Weather Service indicated it was 61 degrees as of 6:54 a.m.at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, with fair skies reported. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Winds SE 10-15 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 20 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 30 miles per hour. (more...)
Ride operator faces 'desist' order after 3 children fall from Ferris wheel Ride operator faces 'desist' order after 3 children fall from Ferris wheel
- August 11, 2016

According to media reports, Davis said police had not been able to confirm reports that the basket was rocking before it flipped. "They bounced off the metal bridging of the ride and eventually hit the ground". A third girl injured has not been identified. "They fell a distance of anywhere between 35 and 45 feet", Davis said. An outside contractor, Wade Shows, Inc., provides the rides and other attractions for the Tennessee Valley Fair. (more...)
Court blocks remedy on Wisconsin voter ID law Court blocks remedy on Wisconsin voter ID law
- August 11, 2016

He took issue with the process Wisconsin created to let those without an ID obtain a temporary receipt that lets them vote while they apply for the card. Schimel said in a statement that he was pleased with the decision, and Gov. "We are evaluating our options to ensure that our clients and many others are not denied their voting rights", said Dale Ho, Director of the American Civil Liberties Union Voting Rights Project. (more...)
Germany: raids target 3 suspected IS supporters; no arrests Germany: raids target 3 suspected IS supporters; no arrests
- August 11, 2016

The federal prosecutor's office said that three people targeted are suspected of seeking members and supporters for IS since previous year, news agency dpa reported. The spokeswoman also said that no further details about the case could be revealed, since the investigation was ongoing. Both SWR and Bild said that authorities were investigating a possible attack at the start of the season of Germany's top soccer league, the Bundesliga, on August 26. (more...)
Legal group issues 44 private emails Clinton did not turn over
- August 11, 2016

The emails raise questions as to the amount of influence the Foundation had on the State Department during Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State. In an exchange from April 2009, a longtime aide to Bill Clinton told three of Hillary Clinton's top advisers that it was "important to take care of" a particular person, whose name has been redacted from the document. (more...)
U.S. suggests close coordination with Japan over East China Sea spat
- August 11, 2016

On August 8, a USA think-tank published satellite photographs it said showed that China had built hangars for dozens of military aircraft including jet fighters and bombers on three of its artificial islands in the Spratlys. The Japan Coast Guard said that it spotted at one point 13 Chinese government vessels yesterday in the contiguous zone just beyond Japanese waters around the islets, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. (more...)
Cops Shot in Arkansas
- August 11, 2016

A man suspected of shooting and wounding the two law enforcement officers has been taken in into custody, according to the local sheriff. Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown and deputies are assisting, as well as the Crawford County SWAT, and deputies with the Scott County Sheriff's Department. (more...)
Delta says 90 more flight cancellations; others predict more Delta says 90 more flight cancellations; others predict more
- August 11, 2016

Customers traveling Wednesday should check the status of their flight at delta.com or the Fly Delta App. Customers can rebook their flight via the website. After having been called out by Georgia Power, the utility that delivers electric power to its Atlanta hub, Delta Airlines finally came clean. Delta extended until Wednesday a travel-waiver policy to help stranded passengers rearrange their travel plans. (more...)

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