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Campaign for Mosul in Iraq to get 560 more US troops Campaign for Mosul in Iraq to get 560 more US troops
- July 12, 2016

Government forces said on Saturday they had recovered the air base, about 60 km (40 miles) from the northern city, with air support from the USA -led military coalition. A new "Nineveh Liberation Operations Center" has been set up to coordinate the offensive, complete with dozens of US and British advisers. The decision will elevate the number of US troops the Pentagon counts in Iraq to 4,647. (more...)
Trump's speech to spell out veteran health care proposal
- July 12, 2016

In the plan announced last fall, Trump had broken with some Republicans who'd called for privatizing the VA in the wake of the 2014 scandal. "We have to do it. Yet another controversy regarding his veterans policy hit Donald Trump this week. "We made a promise and we have to honor the promise that we made to these great Americans". (more...)
More North Korean threat, this time over USA missile system
- July 12, 2016

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye said Monday she agreed on the US missile deployment because North Korea has openly threatened to launch nuclear and missile attacks on South Korea. THAAD missile defense system in South Korea , saying such a threat only confirms the deployment decision was right. This is needed because the countries don't have diplomatic ties and their animosities have deepened because of the North's nuclear and missile programs. (more...)
Duterte hopes for favorable ruling on China sea row
- July 12, 2016

The exercises are set to end just one day before an global arbitration body will issue a July 12 tribunal ruling in the Hague, Netherlands, on the contested territory. Beijing has said that it will not recognise the ruling . Dai Bingguo, China's former state councilor in charge of foreign affairs, on Tuesday called on related parties to cool the unreasonably hot South China Sea issue, warning of its potential dangers. (more...)
More North Korean threat, this time over United States missile system
- July 12, 2016

On Monday, the North's state media said it told the United States it will terminate contact through a U.N. channel in NY that allowed diplomats to communicate. The North's threat, carried in state media, was typical of past bluster. North Korea warned of the "unwavering will of our army to deal a ruthless retaliatory strike" if the US and South Korea's joint Thaad system is used. (more...)
Black Lives Matter protesters push for peace
- July 12, 2016

In some cities, police said protesters threw rocks and glass at officers, and police responded with smoke and tear gas. Sterling died after being tackled and shot by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Tuesday. That's what we're against. "Officers attended and escorted the man away from the scene. And everybody is supposed to be equal equality is all we are here for", said Maruis Anderson, a protester. (more...)
Safety urged with fireworks displays
- July 12, 2016

Of the injuries, 11 were fetal in 2015. Seventy-four percent of the victims that sustained fireworks-related injuries were males, while 26 percent were females. Adults are allowed to purchase and use ground-based fireworks in Rhode Island. Parents don't realize that young children can suffer injuries from sparklers. (more...)
Police skirmish with Muslim worshipers on Temple Mount
- July 12, 2016

He said that four young Palestinians had been arrested for disrupting the passage of the people other than Muslims to the site. The occupation forces violated an agreement with the Jordanian Waqf, which has administered the shrine since the 1967 Mideast War, to keep Al Magarebah gate closed and to not allow any incursions into the shrine during the last 10 days of Ramadan, dedicating this time for Muslim worship. (more...)
Speaker Ryan Formally Requests Hillary Be Denied Classified Briefings During Campaign
- July 12, 2016

Gowdy: "Secretary Clinton said she used just one device". "Everyone knows what this committee is doing". After maintaining for more than a year that she did not send or receive classified information through her unauthorized private email system, she acknowledged in a string of interviews on Friday she may have at least unwittingly done so, three days after the Federal Bureau of Investigation concluded this happened at least 110 times. (more...)
Police arrest 74 at Black Lives Matter protest
- July 12, 2016

Among those in attendance Friday night was Deanna Joseph, mother of Andrew Joseph III, a 14-year-old boy killed in 2014 crossing Interstate 4, after law enforcement officers ejected him from the Florida State Fair. Sky's Tom Parmenter said: "One of the striking things is how connected this all is, people on their smartphones sharing photos and videos of this protest around the world". (more...)
President Obama to visit Dallas on Tuesday President Obama to visit Dallas on Tuesday
- July 12, 2016

Castile, 32, was introduced to the world during a viral livestreaming video recorded moments after the police officer who stopped him because of a broken tail light opened fire, mortally wounding him in the driver's seat of a auto containing his 4-year-old daughter. (more...)
N. Korea to cut only communication channel with US
- July 12, 2016

North Korea said on Monday it has told the United States it will sever the only channel of communication between them, at the United Nations in NY, after Washington blacklisted leader Kim Jong Un last week for human rights abuses. In March, the UN Security Council imposed its toughest sanctions to date on North Korea after it carried out a fourth nuclear test and a long-range ballistic missile test soon afterwards. (more...)
Peaceful Black Lives Matter Protest Briefly Shuts Down 405
- July 12, 2016

Meanwhile, over the weekend protests erupted in states recently affected by police shootings, Minnesota....and Louisiana . Activists said they will be at the meeting, where the commission is slated to make a decision on whether the use of force by officers was appropriate in the deadly 2015 shooting of 30-year-old Redel Jones, a black woman. (more...)
Renewed fighting erupts in South Sudan as fears of civil war mount
- July 12, 2016

The clashes are the first between the army and ex-rebels in Juba since Machar returned to take up the post of vice president in a unity government in April. The violence, in which two Chinese peacekeepers and one United Nations staff member are among the slain, comes less than three months after the two sides formed a transitional government to end a conflict that has claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people since December 2013. (more...)
How to Check Your Version of Pokémon GO Isn't Hacked How to Check Your Version of Pokémon GO Isn't Hacked
- July 12, 2016

According to Google data, search activity for the term " Pokemon " has also reached an all-time high, since it started tracking search trends. Players are walking into other people at events or too close to roads and vehicles. The collaboration that would eventually beget Pokemon Go began when developer Niantic , then a subsidiary of Google, reached out to Nintendo . Unlike the usual gaming experience, players must explore the outside world to find Pokemon , rather than staying ... (more...)
Pokemon Go Started As An April Fools Joke On YouTube
- July 12, 2016

While precise stats aren't available, the App Store suggests iPhone usage won't differ too much - Pokemon Go has topped both the Free and Top Grossing charts since launch. However, having hundreds of thousands of people walking around staring at their phones is becoming problematic. Users pay small amounts for game addons. (more...)
Storm in the South China Sea Storm in the South China Sea
- July 12, 2016

However these accounts are hotly contested by the other claimants in the sea. Meanwhile, the ruling may embolden the United States to carry out more "freedom of navigation" manoeuvres in the region as it rallies its allies against an increasingly-marginalised China. (more...)
Obama Calls on Congress to pass Zika Prevention Bill
- July 12, 2016

The latest case raises the number of confirmed infections in South Korea to six - one from the Dominican Republic, one from Brazil, one from Vietnam and three from the Philippines. As of Friday, DOH reported 246 Zika travel-related cases in Florida. Mosquitoes that spread zika are aggressive daytime biters. The most common carrier of the Zika virus , the yellow fever mosquito, is not found in CT. (more...)
Utah reports first Zika-related death in continental US
- July 12, 2016

Authorities said that the unidentified patient had traveled to an area with a Zika outbreak and had presented symptoms of the virus , including rash, fever, and conjunctivitis (a.k.a. Several Pennsylvania residents are known to have contracted the virus , mostly acquired by mosquito bites, while traveling overseas. The exact cause of death has not been determined, however. (more...)
Sheriff: 2 bailiffs, suspect dead in Michigan courthouse Sheriff: 2 bailiffs, suspect dead in Michigan courthouse
- July 12, 2016

According to Bailey, the shooting took place on the third floor of the courthouse in St. Joseph, about 40 miles from the border with Indiana. Shots rang out inside the Berrien County Courthouse at 2:30 pm on Monday. The gunman was shot and killed after two other bailiffs and multiple police officers responded to provide backup. The Sheriff's Office, along with the Michigan State Police and City of Saint Joseph Police - are still investigating the incident. (more...)
Black Lives Matter protests spread to Europe
- July 12, 2016

The Madison Police Department estimated almost 300 people took part in the protest. Before the perpetrator was known, The Drudge Report ran a headline saying "Black Lives Kill". A more careful statistical analysis showed the latter disparity was smaller, at about 3.5 times more likely, but the basic story is the same. Police officers launch smoke bombs and tear gas to clear out protestors who shut down highway I-94, July 9, 2016, in St. (more...)
The Final Two 2016 Manhattanhenge Events Are This Week The Final Two 2016 Manhattanhenge Events Are This Week
- July 12, 2016

The celestial phenomenon was named Manhattanhenge in 2002 in reference to Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, which aligns with the rising sun every summer solstice. Both the north and south sides of every cross street are illuminated. If you can snag a spot on 34th or 42nd Street, you may be able to fit the Chrysler Building or the Empire State Building in your frame as well for a particularly Instagrammable shot. (more...)
A former Arsenal goalkeeper you forgot existed is training with Liverpool A former Arsenal goalkeeper you forgot existed is training with Liverpool
- July 12, 2016

The 39-year-old stopper is now out of contract after being released by Augsburg at the end of 2015/16 following just two appearances across the campaign. Liverpool are looking for a new third-choice goalkeeper with Welsh global Danny Ward set to join Huddersfield on loan for the 2016/17 season. Wigan Athletic are interested in acquiring the Hungarian, whom Ward overtook in the pecking order last season, and if Manninger impresses he could subsequently be in line for a short-term contract. (more...)
MPs To Vote On Replacing Trident On 18 July MPs To Vote On Replacing Trident On 18 July
- July 12, 2016

The PM said lawmakers will vote "to confirm support for the renewal of a full fleet of four nuclear submarines capable of providing around-the-clock cover". The BBC has reported the draft conclusions from the review have been accepted by Mr Corbyn and could be considered formally at the party's conference in September. (more...)
The Secret Life of Pets scores a box office win The Secret Life of Pets scores a box office win
- July 12, 2016

This is different than say looking at the film as a whole, as in a lot of ways (animation detail, writing, overall message and heart) "Finding Dory " was the better of the two movies critically. Forecasts initially had the film opening in the low double digits. Pictures. The film earned an additional $22M this weekend, remaining in 3,591 locations. (more...)

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