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Republican Troy Balderson Declares Victory in Ohio Special Election Republican Troy Balderson Declares Victory in Ohio Special Election
- August 08, 2018

The Ohio Republican had been considered by operatives to be an underwhelming candidate. The Democrat challenger Danny O'Connor. In the past week alone, the RNC, CLF, America First Action, and the National Republican Congressional Committee, America First Action spent over $885,000 bolstering Balderson through get out the vote efforts and digital advertising, according to FEC records; within that time frame, outside Democratic groups supporting O'Connor did even half of that. (more...)
Baby boy dies after being pulled from water near Brooklyn Bridge Baby boy dies after being pulled from water near Brooklyn Bridge
- August 08, 2018

A bystander plucked the baby - who was about 8 months old - from the water, but he could not be saved. Unsure if someone else had gone in with the baby, rescue crews continued to search the water Sunday night. "They kept asking if any parents were around but it was just the baby out there in the water, nobody around", said one witness at the scene. CBS New York says authorities took the child from the water and rushed him to a local hospital and was pronounced dead. (more...)
Malaysia: Indonesia returns yacht seized in graft probe Malaysia: Indonesia returns yacht seized in graft probe
- August 08, 2018

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the yacht has set sail from the Indonesian island of Batam near Singapore and arrived in Malaysia's Port Klang on Tuesday. Malaysia's attorney-general welcomed the boat being turned over, and said that "sensitive and delicate negotiations" had taken place between Malaysia, Indonesia and the U.S. (more...)
Nigeria's vice president fires intelligence chief over blockade of parliament Nigeria's vice president fires intelligence chief over blockade of parliament
- August 08, 2018

His resignation comes two days after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari and another senior member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu. Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris has absolved his men of blame from Tuesday's blockage of the National Assembly (NASS) by security operatives, saying that the development came to him as a surprise. (more...)
Rick Gates Testifies That He Committed Crimes With Paul Manafort Rick Gates Testifies That He Committed Crimes With Paul Manafort
- August 08, 2018

The prosecution has tried to demonstrate Gates' credibility as a witness, which Manafort's attorneys have been attacking. Prosecutors had braced for the tough questioning by getting Gates to come clean about his own crimes. Gates admitted that at Manafort's behest, they later created a loan agreement for Lyovochkin's payment, though no loan existed. Previous evidence has indicated that Peranova, a company Gates said Manafort controlled, never loaned Manafort money. (more...)
Karunanidhi demise: State funeral for DMK Patriarch on Wednesday Karunanidhi demise: State funeral for DMK Patriarch on Wednesday
- August 08, 2018

Born June 3, 1924 in Tamil Nadu's Tiruvarur district, Karunanidhi took to social activism during his early teens. Karunanidhi was admitted to the intensive care unit of the hospital on July 28 following a dip in his blood pressure, which stabilised after medical intervention. (more...)
Saudi Arabia's state airline to suspend Canadian operations starting August 13 Saudi Arabia's state airline to suspend Canadian operations starting August 13
- August 08, 2018

Saudi Airlines operates at least two routes to the country, both of which depart from Toronto. 2, Chrystia Freeland, Canada's foreign minister, sent out a tweet regarding human rights in the Middle East kingdom. The move comes with the kingdom still locked in a bitter dispute with Canada after Ottawa criticised Riyadh's jailing of women's rights activists. Genevieve Paul, the director of Amnesty's francophone branch, points out that pressure is put on the Saudi government when news of ... (more...)
California Fire Explodes In Size, Is Now Largest In State History California Fire Explodes In Size, Is Now Largest In State History
- August 08, 2018

With gusting winds, triple digit temperatures and nearly zero chance of rain in Northern California this week, scorching weather poses a persistent threat to firefighters battling out-of-control blazes on parched land, officials said . Those two fires grew to a combined 1148 square kilometres to become the state's largest wildfire . With mandatory evacuations in place in parts of Mendocino and Lake Counties authorities warn that only 30 percent of the blaze has been contained so far. (more...)
Footage shows botched eyebrow job lead to wild brawl in nail salon Footage shows botched eyebrow job lead to wild brawl in nail salon
- August 07, 2018

When Lin called police, the salon workers tried to keep the customers inside the salon. She was released on her own recognizance after a hearing at Brooklyn Criminal Court, according to the Post . "Everybody that's out here should be putting their money together and opening up their own nail salon and supporting themselves". The protesters were holding signs that read "Black $$$ Matters" and were chanting "black dollars matter", the news station reports. (more...)
Iran Says It's Willing To Talk With US 'Right Now' Amid Sanctions Iran Says It's Willing To Talk With US 'Right Now' Amid Sanctions
- August 07, 2018

We are doing our best to keep Iran in the deal, to keep Iran benefiting from the economic benefits that the agreement brings to the people of Iran because we believe this is in the security interests of not only our region, but also of the world. (more...)
Israeli troops shoot dead one Palestinian, injure 220 others in Gaza protests Israeli troops shoot dead one Palestinian, injure 220 others in Gaza protests
- August 07, 2018

Muhammad Dahlan, a 31-year-old cameraman based in the Gaza Strip, on Saturday won the Grand Prize from Press House Palestine, a non-governmental media association, for his Return, a four-minute film. Two fires broke out in the Be'eri area near the Gaza border as a result of launched balloons. In a statement, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said it included Marzouk, Rishq and Badran as well as Khalil al Hayya and Rawhi Mushtaha. (more...)
Michael Jordan says 'I support' LeBron James after Trump attack Michael Jordan says 'I support' LeBron James after Trump attack
- August 07, 2018

The series title comes from a rant that Fox News commentator Laura Ingraham went on in February shortly after the Golden State Warriors declined an invitation to visit Donald Trump in the White House following their NBA Finals win. During James' CNN interview , James expressed disappointment with how Trump has used sports to divide Americans. In response to Lemon asking what James would say to the president if he were sitting right there, the National Basketball Association star ... (more...)
Eighteen dead as Russian helicopter crashes soon after take-off Eighteen dead as Russian helicopter crashes soon after take-off
- August 07, 2018

The oil field is operated by Russian national oil company Rosneft through its subsidiary Vankorneft. A commission has been set up to investigate the crash. The Investigative Committee has launched a criminal investigation into the neglect of aircraft safety guidelines. The Mi-26 helicopter made an emergency landing and no one was hurt in that aircraft. (more...)
Tip leads to discovery of 11 starving kids in New Mexico trailer Tip leads to discovery of 11 starving kids in New Mexico trailer
- August 07, 2018

Officers with the Taos County Sheriff's Department went on to find four handguns with numerous rounds of ammunition after removing the men from what was described as a "compound". After the accident, the group was picked up in a 2006 Ford Box-truck with a DE license plate that was registered to Morton. Subhannah Wahhaj is said to be married to Lucas Morton. (more...)
Trump's claims on California wildfires are inaccurate Trump's claims on California wildfires are inaccurate
- August 07, 2018

Those plans aim to store more water for farms and residents instead of releasing it for river ecosystems ( E&E Daily , March 16). Fueled by low humidity, triple-digit temperatures and winds blowing across wide swaths of tinder-dry vegetation, the conflagration has expanded to three counties, surrounded an entire river and parts of neighboring reservoirs, and destroyed and damaged almost 170 homes and other structures. (more...)
Trump says his son sought information on Clinton from Russians in 2016 Trump says his son sought information on Clinton from Russians in 2016
- August 07, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump , in the midst of a working vacation, unleashed a new barrage of attacks on the national news media Sunday, saying it was "very risky & sick!" Trump claimed that the meeting was "totally legal and done all the time in politics", adding that he had no knowledge about it at the time . (more...)
9-year-old boy robbed at lemonade stand in Union County 9-year-old boy robbed at lemonade stand in Union County
- August 07, 2018

The robber got away with $17, and the neighborhood's peace of mind. Luckily, the child escaped unharmed. The suspect was described as a black male wearing a camouflage hat and black t-shirt. He said that nowadays, "Criminals are very bold" and that "this is a new low". "Never had an incident like this, never thought this would happen", Smith told local TV station WJZY . (more...)
Killed, Small Plane Crashes in California Parking Lot Killed, Small Plane Crashes in California Parking Lot
- August 07, 2018

The twin-engine aircraft was heading for John Wayne Airport when it crashed into a parked red card, a mile away from the airport on Sunday. Tony Bommarito said. "You just felt the ground move", she told the New York Times . "Her business philosophy is to treat her clients like family", the website stated. Photos from the scene showed the plane upright but on its belly and the vehicle damaged. (more...)
At Least 71 Shot, 11 Killed in Chicago in Weekend Violence At Least 71 Shot, 11 Killed in Chicago in Weekend Violence
- August 07, 2018

But with the violent weekend becoming a national issue, Johnson never even touched on what development had been achieved. Hours later, A 32-year-old man was killed and four other people were hurt in a shooting in the West Side Austin neighborhood. (more...)
Advisors Reportedly Telling Trump to Stop Tweeting About the Trump Tower Meeting
- August 07, 2018

Donald Jr initially said in a statement to The New York Times that the meeting was "primarily" about American adoptions of Russian children. "So when you look at a meeting - when you look at a meeting, George, that took place in - a - a year before the (ph) - now two years ago, the question is what law, statute or rule or regulation's been violated? No one has pointed to one". (more...)
Rick Gates testifies he committed crimes while working for Paul Manafort Rick Gates testifies he committed crimes while working for Paul Manafort
- August 07, 2018

Within moments of taking the stand, Gates - seated just twenty feet from Manafort in the Alexandria, Virginia, courthouse - conceded to jurors that he aided Manafort in committing crimes. Paul Manafort's ongoing trial in Virginia, on charges that include bank and tax fraud, may be a sideshow to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's larger Russian Federation investigation, but it produced a pretty compelling moment of courtroom drama on Monday. (more...)
Manafort's 'right-hand man' testifies in fraud trial - 8/6/2018 6:03:09 AM Manafort's 'right-hand man' testifies in fraud trial - 8/6/2018 6:03:09 AM
- August 07, 2018

Prosecutors for special counsel Robert Mueller have alleged Pernova Holdings was an overseas shell company used by Mr. Manafort to hide money he made in Ukraine from the IRS . Washkuhn also detailed how after Manafort's political consulting money from Ukraine stopped coming in, around 2015, he and his company began piling up debt and financial woes. (more...)
Europe readies for clash with United States over renewed Iran sanctions Europe readies for clash with United States over renewed Iran sanctions
- August 07, 2018

He indicated that Iran would want the United States to scale back sanctions before any talks could begin. The sanctions that go into effect Tuesday cover the purchase or acquisition of USA dollars by the Iranian government; trade in gold or other precious metals; the direct and indirect sale, supply or transfer to or from Iran of graphite, raw or semi-finished metals such as aluminum, steels and coal; as well as significant transactions of the Iranian currency; and on the country's auto ... (more...)
South Sudan Rival Parties Sign Peace Deal in Khartoum South Sudan Rival Parties Sign Peace Deal in Khartoum
- August 06, 2018

Kiir, who is of the Nuer minority ethnic group, accused Machar, a member of the Dinka majority, of plotting to assassinate him and occupy the first magistracy, triggering the conflagration that has cost the youngest country on the planet tens of thousands of dead and wounded and the forced displacement of millions of people. (more...)
Donald Trump Endorses Bill Lee for Governor of Tennessee Donald Trump Endorses Bill Lee for Governor of Tennessee
- August 06, 2018

Republican Tennessee Governor candidate Bill Lee celebrates with supporters at his primary election night party at the Factory in Franklin, Tenn., Thursday, Aug. Black, for her part, played a key role in the passage of the president's signature Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December as the chairman of the House Budget Committee. (more...)

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