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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
- 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...)
Gulen may compromise the US-Turkish relations
- August 11, 2016

Nearly half of Turkey's generals were fired after the coup. "The actors inside acted out a scenario for a coup written from the outside", he said , before scolding the West for "supporting terror and standing by the coup plotters". The complaint, which has to be accepted by prosecutors before any action is taken, came days after Erdogan told Votel to "know your place" after he expressed concern that the post-coup crackdown may affect the fight against Islamic State militants. (more...)
Cancellara denies Froome time trial gold at Rio Olympics
- August 11, 2016

His time trial bike and clothing is in Rio de Janeiro already as Thomas was GB's first reserve if first choice rider Chris Froome could not start due to illness or injury. Fabian was clearly the strongest guy on the road. In recent years the 35-year-old had been surpassed by German Tony Martin , who could finish only 12th, London champion Bradley Wiggins and even Dutchman Dumoulin. (more...)
Vietnam moves rocket launchers into its South China Sea islands Vietnam moves rocket launchers into its South China Sea islands
- August 11, 2016

The Vietnamese foreign ministry denies deploying rocket launchers to the South China Sea; however, Vietnam maintains it has the right to to defensive deployments if it feels inclined to do so. That puts China's 3000-metre runways and installations on Subi, Fiery Cross and Mischief Reef within range of many of Vietnam's tightly-clustered holdings on 21 islands and reefs. (more...)
Year Anniversary of Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Ferguson Year Anniversary of Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Ferguson
- August 10, 2016

According to witnesses and Brown's family, Wilson shot Brown while the teen was raising his hands to surrender. Today marks another day that Americans can not afford to ignore the deaths of Brown and his fallen brethren and sistren and what the widespread lack of officer convictions-and even charges, as in the case of Wilson-says about the world our children will inherit. (more...)
Michael Phelps game face becomes latest Olympics meme Michael Phelps game face becomes latest Olympics meme
- August 10, 2016

Phelps said "it breaks my heart" after controversy over athletes who have previously failed drugs tests broke out at the Rio swimming competition. But the internet was much more interested in what Phelps did prior to the race. Then he went to bed at around 3 a.m. and climbed back on an 11 a.m. bus headed to the pool for Monday's preliminaries. Nothing was left to chance, with the team even calling in four-time National Basketball Association champion Tony Parker to talk with the ... (more...)
South Africa's ruling party wins Johannesburg in narrow race South Africa's ruling party wins Johannesburg in narrow race
- August 10, 2016

The winners in the election were the DA, whose share of the national vote rose to 27.1 percent, from 22.2 percent in 2014 national elections, and the Economic Freedom Fighters , which won 8.2 percent support, up from 6.3 percent. "[Zuma] is largely seen as mismanaging the economy amid a downturn". Millions of urban voters are now looking beyond its liberation struggle credentials and focusing on an economy teetering on the edge of a recession. (more...)
UN calls for humanitarian pause in Syria's Aleppo fighting
- August 10, 2016

The targeting of hospitals and clinics continues unabated, seriously jeopardizing the health and welfare of all citizens of Aleppo, " they said, adding that attacks on civilian infrastructure this week severely damaged the city's electric and water infrastructure, leaving more than two million residents of Aleppo without electricity or access to the public water network. (more...)
Judge declines to cut Blagojevich sentence
- August 10, 2016

In his argument to Zagel, Blagojevich's attorney said the governor was a different man than the one convicted more than four years ago. Appearing in court on closed circuit TV, Blagojevich was seen bowing his head as U.S. Blagojevich became the second consecutive IL governor convicted of corruption. The five counts dropped a year ago relate to Blagojevich's attempt to trade the appointment of U.S. (more...)
Smriti Irani Ditches VIP Status, Gets In Line For Coffee At Starbucks Smriti Irani Ditches VIP Status, Gets In Line For Coffee At Starbucks
- August 09, 2016

What more? She stands in the queue like any other regular person until it's her turn. Dubey told IndianExpress.com that he has seen her visit the place often and her demeanour is the same. First Sasha Obama taking up a summer job at a seafood restaurant and now Indian Textile Minister Smriti Irani gets in line to pick up coffee at a local Starbucks. (more...)
Khizr Khan: I Feel Sorry for Republicans Who Support Donald Trump Khizr Khan: I Feel Sorry for Republicans Who Support Donald Trump
- August 09, 2016

The feud has overshadowed Trump's criticism of Hillary Clinton . His interrogator: an 11-year old. Apparently alluding to controversial comments by Trump, Pence said, "sometimes things don't always come out like you mean". And a CNN/ORC poll out last night showed Clinton topping Trump 52 percent to 43 percent after the convention, a boost of seven points in Clinton's support and a net increase of 12 points for Clinton since after the Republican National Convention, when Trump led her 48 ... (more...)
Trump to outline economic plan as he seeks to reverse slide
- August 09, 2016

The aide said the campaign would have a more detailed childcare plan in the future. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details ahead of the speech's delivery. Clinton, a Democrat like President Barack Obama , will be buoyed in part by figures released on Friday showing U.S. employment rose more than expected for the second month in a row in July and wages picked up, bolstering expectations of faster economic growth. (more...)
'Game of Thrones' music to tour America with full orchestra 'Game of Thrones' music to tour America with full orchestra
- August 09, 2016

NEW YORK (AP ) - If you can't get to Westeros, don't fret: It's coming to a town near you next year. Or, at least the music is. Djawadi will lead the orchestra and choir on a "musical journey" through the lands of Game of Thrones as scenes unfold on giant screens before the audience. (more...)
Jared Leto once auditioned for Star Trek
- August 09, 2016

The powers that be in Gotham are anxious about the recent uptick in "metahumans", so they decide to fight fire with fire. The two standouts are Will Smith, who plays Deashot and Margot Robbie who plays Harley Quinn. Smith is front and center but really doesn't have much to do, and the Rick Flag role feels like it needed a better-known actor to keep the other stars in check. (more...)
Alabama Judicial Court to rule on chief justice's ouster
- August 09, 2016

The JIC alleges Moore's January 2016 order and his conduct surrounding it encouraged Alabama's judges to disregard clear federal law. "The probate judges were flapping in the wind". Moore ran for governor of Alabama in 2010. Moore has been suspended from the bench since May 6, when the Judicial Inquiry Commission issued its findings. (more...)
Wal-Mart to Buy Jet.com in $3 Billion Deal
- August 09, 2016

Wal-Mart and Jet will maintain distinct brands, with Wal-Mart focusing on goods at low prices "every day" and Jet still providing a more "curated" assortment of products, the companies said. e-commerce compared with Walmart's $14bn. Jet executives will receive $300,000 in Wal-mart stock as part of an incentive package. Specifically what Jet.com will bring to the table is "customer facing and back-end components which will enable us to be more successful at Walmart .com", McMillon ... (more...)
Irish boxer Paddy Barnes crashes out of Olympics after split-decision loss
- August 09, 2016

Devastated Paddy Barnes attributed trouble making the penal 49kg weight to his Olympic defeat in Rio today. "My energy was sapped and I am absolutely wrecked". He added: "I have got to take some positives as well". "I shouldn't be fighting at this weight. I am pleased with how I fought, he is a world champion, so sometimes you don't get everything your own way". (more...)
10 year old dies at Kansas City water park
- August 09, 2016

She said it was appropriate for Schlitterbahn, which operates five US water parks, to investigate alongside the police and fire department. Schlitterbahn is a family water park, but this isn't a family ride. The park's website touts the ride as the "ultimate in water slide thrills", subjecting "adventure seekers" with a "jaw dropping" 17-story drop, "only to be blasted back up a second massive hill and then sent down yet another gut wrenching 50 foot drop". (more...)
Yorkshire look for replacement after Travis Head is called up Yorkshire look for replacement after Travis Head is called up
- August 09, 2016

But not since the bowler-dominated 1888 Ashes series in England, where Australia failed to reach 150 in all six of their innings, has their specialist bating line-up finished a three-Test series with a return from their batters (specialist or otherwise) of no centuries and as few fifties. (more...)
Judo star is first Kosovan to ever win Olympic medal Judo star is first Kosovan to ever win Olympic medal
- August 09, 2016

Her fearless determination shone through in the final. In the final match, against the Odette Giuffrida of Italy, Kelmendi scored an early point, but conceded a penalty for being too defensive. I got to 200m and I thought "oh my God, this is going to happen". "Then came Mr Thomas Bach", Kelmendi said. "It's hard to believe that it's not still a dream", Basile said. (more...)
University of Washington identifies student killed at party
- August 08, 2016

In a probable cause statement released Monday, they say he confessed to the killings and that he did it because he was angry that his ex-girlfriend seemed to be moving on with her life after their recent break-up. "My granddaughter called us about 20 minutes after midnight and said she was hiding, that there had been a shooting and that two of her friends were shot and she was shot at". (more...)
Trump says Clinton use of private server 'enabled' foreign espionage
- August 08, 2016

CLINTON: Well, he - here's - here's what - here are the facts behind that as well, you know that I preside I - I sent over 30,000 e-mails to the State Department that were work-related e-mails. "I have acknowledged repeatedly that using two email accounts was a mistake and I take responsibility for that but I do think having him say that my answers to the Federal Bureau of Investigation were truthful and, then I should quickly add, that what I said was consistent with what I said publicly ... (more...)
Senator Compares Obama's Iran Cash Payment to Actions of a Drug Cartel
- August 08, 2016

Cotton, however, said Sunday that, "it doesn't really matter what President Obama says". It matters what the Iranians think and it matters what dictators and terrorists and gangsters all around the world think. Iran has also persistently pursued illicit weapons technology, from ballistic missiles to nuclear weapons capability. "This wasn't some nefarious deal", Obama said Thursday. (more...)
Machete attack may have been terror-inspired
- August 08, 2016

Belgium yesterday opened a terrorism probe into a machete assault that wounded two policewomen, in what appeared to be the latest in a string of jihadist attacks in Europe. We must avoid panic of course... and not give in to terror. Belgian officials said the local prosecutor in Charleroi and federal police are investigating the incident. (more...)

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