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Utah evacuations lifted as crews get upper hand Utah evacuations lifted as crews get upper hand
- August 05, 2016

The so-called Cold Fire is one of 30 major wildfires reported to have scorched about 700 square miles mostly in the west of the US. Officials are still trying to determine who started the fire before it charred more than 69 square miles and destroyed 57 homes, McClain said. (more...)
Florida's back-to-school sales tax holiday this weekend Florida's back-to-school sales tax holiday this weekend
- August 05, 2016

From 12:01 a.m. Friday through midnight on Sunday, certain back-to-school purchases, such as school supplies , computers and clothes won't be charged sales tax. He expressed opposition past year when Gov. John Kasich moved to raise the state's sales tax from 5.5 percent to 5.75 percent. During the weekend, items - including clothing $75 or less and school supplies priced at $20 or less - are exempt from sales tax. (more...)
Senate Republicans on the spot over Trump comments on Khan Senate Republicans on the spot over Trump comments on Khan
- August 04, 2016

Both are Trump allies. Haley, who, like Scott, supported Rubio, has been critical of Trump but that she would back the GOP nominee. Republican gubernatorial candidates Ed Gillespie and Rep. Republican nominee Donald Trump, facing backlash over his controversial remarks about the family of slain Army Capt. Humayun Khan , continued to aggressively push back against critics Monday morning. (more...)
Anandiben Patel meets Gujarat Governor, MLAs may pick leader today Anandiben Patel meets Gujarat Governor, MLAs may pick leader today
- August 04, 2016

Shah will arrive here on Thursday to hold consultations with MLAs in the state legislature meeting. Clamour for Amit Shah is picking up and his name is likely to the proposed by a majority of MLAs at the legislature party meeting either on Thursday or Friday. (more...)
Pope Francis Explains Why He Won't Identify Islam With Terrorism Pope Francis Explains Why He Won't Identify Islam With Terrorism
- August 04, 2016

He also told the journalists that he doesn't like to talk about Islamic violence. Take the Prayer Trivia Quiz now! . There are violent Catholics! "If I talk about "Islamic" violence should I speak about "Catholic" violence too?" He told reporters the situation was like "a mixed fruit salad" and that there were 'violent people in all religions '. (more...)
Putin Is 'Not Going Into Ukraine' (Hint: He's Already There) Putin Is 'Not Going Into Ukraine' (Hint: He's Already There)
- August 04, 2016

US intelligence officials believe that Russian Federation interests played a role in hacking Democratic Party computer systems, perhaps in an effort to aid Trump's election bid. "You can take it anywhere you want", Trump said about Putin on This Week. In an interview, with The New York Times just before the Republican convention, Trump said that if Russian Federation attacked North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member nations he would decide whether to come to their assistance only if he ... (more...)
Gold Star families to Trump: Apologize for comments to Khans Gold Star families to Trump: Apologize for comments to Khans
- August 04, 2016

It's just the latest Trump-created conundrum for Republican senators who need support from Trump's enthusiastic backers to win re-election, but risk alienating moderate Republicans, independents, minorities and women if they embrace the GOP nominee too closely. (more...)
National Football League calls Donald Trump's bluff about debate schedule 'letter'
- August 04, 2016

The dates for the three debates ahead of the November 8 presidential election "will serve the American public well", the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates said in a statement on Sunday, noting they were set a year in advance. (more...)
Turkey to hire 20000 teachers following coup attempt Turkey to hire 20000 teachers following coup attempt
- August 04, 2016

It is expected to be ratified by parliament, where his party holds the majority. Before the coup attempt, Turkey's detention period without charges was 24 hours, extendable to as long as four days. Turkish judges, military personnel, prosecutors and other civil servants who have been dismissed will lose any gun and pilot licenses and will have to vacate any publicly funded residences where they live within 15 days, according to the decree. (more...)
Nevada GOP candidates react to Trump feud with vet's family
- August 04, 2016

Byrne asked Pence, according to NBC News . It noted the long relationship between the veteran politicians and said they "discussed many issues facing the United States and the need for strong American leadership to defeat radical Islamic terrorism and ISIS". (more...)
Emirates flight catches fire in Dubai
- August 04, 2016

A plane has crash-landed at Dubai International Airport, before bursting into flames on the runway. The accident happened as Flight EK521, a Boeing 777, was arriving from the southern Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram. One minute, into the video , a male crew member can be heard shouting at the passengers "leave the bag, jump outside and "bag later". The Boeing 777-300 was carrying 282 passengers and 18 crew members from 20 different countries, according to the airline . (more...)
Obama Defends TPP: 'I've Got the Better Argument' over Clinton, Trump
- August 04, 2016

If the United States were to pull out now, it would be like a bride not arriving at the altar, he said. Bottle service (in-club parlance that means having a wildly expensive personal bottle of champagne delivered to your private table) starts at $250. (more...)
SCOTUS temporarily blocks order on transgender bathroom use SCOTUS temporarily blocks order on transgender bathroom use
- August 04, 2016

This means Gavin Grimm, a Gloucester County transgender student, can not use the restroom consistent with his gender identity while the Supreme Court decides if they will pick up the case. The three other liberal justices said they would have denied the school board's request. Instead, it rewound the fight to where it was in April before a federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, ruled in Grimm's favor. (more...)
Receiver competition intrigues Aaron Rodgers
- August 04, 2016

Without Nelson past year, the Packers were 15th in scoring at 23.0 points per game, Rodgers had one of his worst seasons, the team won 10 regular-season games and lost in the divisional round of the playoffs to Arizona. To put Rodgers' comment into context, the Packers lost top receiver Jordy Nelson a year ago in their second preseason game with a torn ACL. The team haven't played in the fifth preseason matchup since 2003, three years before McCarthy took over Green Bay as head coach. (more...)
Pregnant women urged against Florida travel after Zika alert
- August 04, 2016

PHE has said the risk in the southern U.S. state was moderate, while in many countries in South America, including Olympics host Brazil, it was high. The Northern Kentucky Health Department has seen two confirmed cases of Zika, both of the patients had traveled out of the U.S. (more...)
South China Sea: Beijing vows to prosecute 'trespassers' South China Sea: Beijing vows to prosecute 'trespassers'
- August 04, 2016

Several Asian states have counter-claims in the South China Sea, where China has reclaimed reefs and islets to build airstrips and other major facilities. People who are caught illegally fishing in Chinese waters could face up to one year in jail, China's top court said on Tuesday in an apparent attempt to enforce maritime sovereignty amid territorial tensions with neighbours. (more...)
UN to hold emergency meeting on North Korea missile launch UN to hold emergency meeting on North Korea missile launch
- August 04, 2016

It quoted South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff as saying one of the missiles exploded shortly after launch, while the other soared toward Japan. The missile flew about 1,000 kilometers and dropped some 250 kilometers off the coast of the Oga Peninsula in Akita Prefecture, Defense Minister Gen Nakatani told reporters in Tokyo . (more...)
Emirates flight from Tpuram crash lands in Dubai, all safe Emirates flight from Tpuram crash lands in Dubai, all safe
- August 04, 2016

It said all passengers were evacuated and there were no reported injuries. The airline said there were 282 passengers, 18 crew on board. Emergency vehicles rushed to the aircraft. Video posted online shows black smoke billowing from what looked like an Emirates jetliner lying on its belly on the runway. Boeing said in a statement that it is monitoring the situation and will be working with Emirates to gather more information. (more...)
Cruz meets with angry Texas delegates after convention speech
- August 03, 2016

One delegate forcefully pointed a finger in another delegate's face. Trump said any direct support from Cruz would be moot at this point at a news conference Friday, CNN reported . Even members of Cruz's own Texas delegation confronted him at an appearance , with one voter shouting at the senator: "Get over it; this is politics!" "And I think he laid the groundwork to go after labor, to go after a whole host of people". (more...)
Criticism grows for Trump's assailing of Muslim vet's family
- August 03, 2016

The only one he's hurt by his assault on the Khans is himself. In an interview with ABC's This Week , Mr Trump suggested Mrs Khan may have not been allowed to speak. "Nothing but insults, degrading comments about Muslims, a total misunderstanding of what made our country great - religious freedom, religious liberty", she said. (more...)
Tom Brady's Kevin Faulk speech gets me right in the feels Tom Brady's Kevin Faulk speech gets me right in the feels
- August 03, 2016

A holdover from the Pete Carroll era, Faulk was selected out of Louisiana State in the second round of 1999 draft. But until now, I just didn't realize by how much. So I'm like, 'Alright, let me run down here back to the dorm and see what's going on, ' because I knew I was a part of it, and Kevin was in there knocked out. (more...)
Pope: not right to talk about a 'violent, terrorist' Islam Pope: not right to talk about a 'violent, terrorist' Islam
- August 03, 2016

Francis went on to say that if one speaks of Muslim violence one must also speak of "Catholic violence", essentially equating Muslim terror to the run-of-the-mill violence seen in western societies. "They, too, seek peace and dialogue". The cartoon below shows Jesus saying "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you", whilst the man in the suit, who presumably represents those who started the Pas Mon Pape tag, points at Jesus saying "Islamo-leftie" and "traitor". (more...)
Zika Cases in Florida Could Have Been Transmitted By Mosquitoes
- August 03, 2016

The World Health Organisation and PHE are also warning athletes taking part in the Brazil Olympics or people planning to go to Rio to protect themselves against bites while there and take precautions when they return. Those two main factors have made the Sunshine State ground zero for a local transmission outbreak of the Zika virus. To date, CDC has provided Florida more than $8 million in Zika-specific funding and about $27 million in emergency preparedness funding that can be used for Zika ... (more...)
'You can get the baby out of here' 'You can get the baby out of here'
- August 03, 2016

Mr Trump was bragging about how a Chinese bank rents space in one of his NY buildings when the baby began doing what babies are known to do. The mother identified herself in a brief interview with a small group of reporters as Pam Kohler of Mount Vernon, Va., but she would not name her son or say how old he is. (more...)
Huge delays for holidaymakers heading to Europe Huge delays for holidaymakers heading to Europe
- August 03, 2016

Increased security checks were put in place by French authorities at the port in light of recent terror attacks. Following the police helicopter being pressed into action yesterday to air-lift bottled water to stranded motorists, they said water is still being distributed today and toilet facilities have been deployed for those in queues. (more...)

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