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Will Claye makes Olympic team in Triple Jump
- July 10, 2016

Allyson Felix made it through her semifinal and will be in the eight-woman 200-meter final Sunday. "You want to be sharp on all of them, but I took special care to make sure I was taking care of business on the first throw because I had no idea when the rain was coming, and it came a lot more than I thought it was going to". (more...)
British PM Tussle: Andrea Leadsom taunts challenger over barrenness
- July 10, 2016

The Prime Minister strongly denied he was clinging to office after some Tory MPs called for the final vote of party members - which is due to see the result announced on September 9 - to be brought forward. "(I am) disgusted about how this has been presented", Leadsom said. "I believe I - like everyone else - have a very real stake in our country", tweeted Ruth Davidson, leader of the party's Scottish arm, who had previously declared her support for May in the contest. (more...)
House nears OK of bill reinforcing anti-drug programs
- July 10, 2016

Both Democrats and Republicans want to approve funding to fight the Zika virus as summer - and mosquito season - kicks into high gear and the Olympic games approach, but the parties are deeply divided over how much to allocate. All the cases are "travel associated", where people were infected outside of the US. This week, House Republicans plan to offer a broad legislative package to combat terrorism as well as a bill that addresses the nation's mental health system in the wake of the June ... (more...)
Brock Lesnar beats Mark Hunt in UFC 200 return
- July 10, 2016

The enterprise that began in 1993 as an unfettered testing ground to determine which martial arts discipline would prevail in a fight has become a sports juggernaut reportedly on the verge of selling to Chinese investors for US$4.2 billion. (more...)
Iraq PM announces recapture of key base from IS militants Iraq PM announces recapture of key base from IS militants
- July 10, 2016

The shrine was attacked with mortar fire, then by suicide bombers wearing security force uniforms, Rasool said. A second bomber entered the shrine with nine gunmen, targeting security forces as well as families gathering to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. (more...)
Former GOP Contender Cruz Agrees To Speak At Republican National Convention Former GOP Contender Cruz Agrees To Speak At Republican National Convention
- July 10, 2016

Glenn Beck seemed a little bothered by it and asked Cruz for his reaction. A Cruz spokeswoman said the conservative senator agreed to do so. He concluded, "I'm not gonna worry about their attacks ". " Nah, I'll leave it ", he said. Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort said the meetings with lawmakers were positive and productive, adding characterisations of discord "attributed to unnamed sources, are wholly inaccurate". (more...)
Britain poised to have first woman PM since Thatcher! Britain poised to have first woman PM since Thatcher!
- July 10, 2016

Justice Secretary Michael Gove was knocked out of the race in the same round with only 46 votes. Mrs Leadsom - who backed a vote to leave the EU - has received endorsements from ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage and pro-Brexit campaign Leave.EU, led by UKIP donor Arron Banks. (more...)
Canada Post workers want 30-day cooldown
- July 10, 2016

Former CUPW leader Jean-Claude Parrot once spent two months in jail for defying back-to-work legislation while his predecessor, Joe Davidson, famously said "to hell with the public" in the middle of another labour dispute. Canada Post is addicted to government intervention. Canada Post and the union have been in discussions since late 2015, with 60 days of conciliation and nearly 30 more days with federal mediators, yet the parties remain far apart on key issues. (more...)
Chinese navy holds massive combat drills in disputed South China Chinese navy holds massive combat drills in disputed South China
- July 10, 2016

China is expected to deploy more unmanned Chinese ships to domestic and worldwide waters including the South China Sea and the Antarctic for oceanic surveys and patrol missions. His statement has increase concerns that the Duterte administration is afraid of China, leading Yasay to make a clarification in another forum. This is naturally of particular relevance in light of North Korea's consistent provocationa and claim to have tested a Hydrogen bomb. (more...)
Florida Lawmaker Faces 357 Years In Prison On Fraud Charges
- July 10, 2016

Brown, who has served in Congress since 1993, was scheduled to appear in federal court in Jacksonville on Friday to face charges of mail and wire fraud , obstruction, conspiracy, and filing false tax returns. In the indictment, prosecutors lay a case that Brown funneled money through One Door and used it to pay for personal things like vacations and luxury box seats to a Beyoncé and a Jacksonville Jaguars game. (more...)
Winning Mega Millions numbers have been drawn
- July 10, 2016

Mega Millions tickets are sold in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The lucky moniker is usually one reserved for the number seven, but Otto changed that nickname to include the number eight. That victor will take home $540 million or a one-time cash pay-out of $380 million - both before taxes. Each of those tickets are worth $1 million. The record Mega Millions jackpot is $656 million - three tickets shared that jackpot on March 30, 2012. (more...)
Dallas police headquarters on lockdown after threat
- July 10, 2016

Just hours later, a sniper would gun down law enforcement officers in downtown Dallas , killing five people including a fellow DART officer. Police cars sit on Main Street in Dallas following the shooting during a protest on Thursday . (more...)
Taiwan prepares to deal with S China Sea ruling
- July 10, 2016

It now faces further escalation due to the threat posed by the tribunal to China's sovereignty, it added. The statement came after a Japanese top military commander blamed China for growing militarization in the East China Sea, adding that scramble incidents involving Chinese and Japanese aircraft have nearly doubled in the past few months. (more...)
ISIS suspects held at Istanbul airport
- July 10, 2016

Police also detained two suspected Daesh militants - Kyrgyz nationals - at the airport on Sunday. Night-vision goggles and military clothing were reportedly found in their suitcases, along with passports in different names. Turkish officials have not commented on the report, although one official had said the attackers were Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationals. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov urged more cooperation including information sharing on countering global terrorism, saying that some ... (more...)
Obama cuts short visit to Spain after Dallas shootings
- July 10, 2016

A lone gunman, Micah Xavier Johnson, fired on police officers in Dallas during a peaceful protest against police brutality - killing five police officers and injuring seven more as well as two civilians. The President pushed back on that notion, insisting that Americans of all races were disgusted by gun violence. "There is sorrow. There is anger". (more...)
Obama: Americans Are Not as Divided as Some Suggest
- July 10, 2016

But, the president said, there also is plenty of unity. That's a reference to Sgt. James Crowley, the Cambridge, Mass., policeman whose controversial arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr.in 2009 caused President Obama to hold the so-called " beer summit ". (more...)
Kristen Bell blasts Trump over 'Frozen' tweet: 'Zip it Don' Kristen Bell blasts Trump over 'Frozen' tweet: 'Zip it Don'
- July 10, 2016

Clinton's remarks were part of a growing effort by her campaign to tear down Trump's business reputation, which Democrats believe is overhyped and based more on his ability to attract publicity than actual private sector skills. Gingrich's defense puts him squarely at odds with other Republicans, including the current House Speaker, Paul Ryan. Among Democrats, reaction to Trump's speech ran from delight to contempt. (more...)
Tennessee Lawmakers Join In Questioning FBI Director Over Clinton Emails Tennessee Lawmakers Join In Questioning FBI Director Over Clinton Emails
- July 10, 2016

They did press Comey on his rationale for failure to recommend prosecution, but Comey's reckless perversion of the judicial process by going public with his investigation was ignored. The FBI found 110 emails on 52 email chains that involved information that was classified at the time it was sent. "I've heard that a lot", Comey replied. (more...)
Protests against police shooting resume in Baton Rouge
- July 10, 2016

Protests resumed in Baton Rouge on Saturday, four days after Alton Sterling was fatally shot by two police officers outside a convenience store. A police spokesman said several arrests were made and two weapons recovered during the confrontation. (more...)
Sanders stalls in effort to oppose trade deal in platform
- July 10, 2016

Sanders , to the consternation of many working on the outside of the two-party political process, has said from the beginning that he would back the eventual nominee. In an interview with Bloomberg's Al Hunt, Sanders said, "We have got to do everything that we can to defeat Donald Trump and elect Hillary Clinton ". (more...)
Fresh protests in United States over police shootings of black men
- July 10, 2016

The Dallas Police Department ignited a brief manhunt for the camouflage-clad Mark Hughes, after tweeting a photo of him toting an AR-15 assault rifle with the words: "This is one of our suspects". Officers also received roses in the Cleveland suburb of South Euclid, where they found single stems on their cruiser windshields Friday morning. Mr Brown's approach was visible on Thursday , in the hours before the gunman opened fire, as the police department's Twitter account posted ... (more...)
Australian election: Opposition party concedes defeat
- July 10, 2016

As of the latest count, the ruling Coalition had 73 seats in the lower house, needing three more to form a majority government. Government lawmaker claims victory in close Australia vote * Australian PM scrambles for support after tight election * Could another election be necessary? "The negative outlook on Australia reflects our view that prospects for improvements in budgetary performance have weakened following the recent election outcome", S&P said in a statement. (more...)
Trump campaign raised United States dollars 51 million in June Trump campaign raised United States dollars 51 million in June
- July 10, 2016

Trump said the only successful thing Clinton has done throughout history is "get out of trouble". "I'm not saying it's going to be Newt, but if it's him, no one's going to be beating him in the debates", Trump said. "My boy comes home from school, Barron, he draws stars all over the place". The image featured a six-pointed star and a pile of cash - which many critics said had clear anti-Semitic connotations, and which originally appeared on far-right web sites. (more...)
Ridiculous journalism: Pakistani journalist gives report from Edhi's grave Ridiculous journalism: Pakistani journalist gives report from Edhi's grave
- July 10, 2016

Mr. Edhi's family announced his death. He was renowned for dedicating his life to the poor, founding the Edhi Foundation , which grew to be Pakistan's largest welfare organisation, running schools, hospitals and ambulance services across the country. (more...)
Killed as S. Sudan Marks Independence Anniversary
- July 10, 2016

Scores have reportedly been killed in the fighting, with global news outlets reporting that the violence broke out in the Presidential Palace in Juba while President Kiir and vice president Riek Machar , former rivals, were meeting for talks. (more...)

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