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Wrexham Rower Vicky Thornley Wins Silver Medal at Rio 2016 Olympics Wrexham Rower Vicky Thornley Wins Silver Medal at Rio 2016 Olympics
- August 12, 2016

Having established herself in the women's quad, she helped pip Russian Federation to second spot on the podium by just a hundredth of a second - the first British women to win a medal at an Olympic regatta. "She is an fantastic person, and its been an absolute privilege to work with her for 16 years". "Getting a medal is always the most thrilling, exciting, wonderful thing you can do at an Olympics". (more...)
Macy's to Close 100 Stores Beginning Next Year
- August 12, 2016

Macy's said the combined annual sales volume of the 100 closed locations-net of sales expected to be retained in nearby stores and online-is expected to be around $1 billion, but that the reduction in EBITDA will be offset by expense savings beyond those associated with the closings. (more...)
Twin PKK attacks martyr 8 in SE Turkey
- August 12, 2016

According to an unnamed Turkish official, at least 25 police officers and civilians sustained injuries in the assault, which caused considerable damage to nearby buildings and vehicles. Meanwhile, police in Istanbul conducted a series of raids across the city, including a branch of Turkey's pro-Kurdish political party, detaining 17 suspected Kurdish militants, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported. (more...)
Paul Ryan's approval rate remains sky high in Wisconsin Paul Ryan's approval rate remains sky high in Wisconsin
- August 12, 2016

According to a Marquette University Law School poll released on Wednesday, the Democratic presidential nominee is now holding a double-digit lead over the real estate tycoon. With registered voters, the race is at 49% Feingold, 43% Johnson. Hillary Clinton has taken an average seven point lead over Donald Trump in the critical battleground states of Iowa, Ohio and Pennsylvania. (more...)
Lawsuit Claims Former Trump Campaign Director Pulled Gun on Staffer in NC Lawsuit Claims Former Trump Campaign Director Pulled Gun on Staffer in NC
- August 12, 2016

The lawsuit notes that the incident took place after Phillip began making more imposing demands on Bordini, including asking him to accompany him to every campaign event. "It happened in Phillip's Jeep", the complaint says. "Phillip pushed the barrel into Vincent's knee". It was only after Bordini asked "What the f-- are you doing" that Phillip put the gun away as if nothing had happened. (more...)
Gifts for casinos fans Gifts for casinos fans
- August 11, 2016

You must consider not only the gender of your friend but also the special features of his personality, interests. After all, we make gifts to make our friends and loved one happy, not us! Live online games do not need so many items, but still there are a lot of different options for you. (more...)
GOP US Rep. Dent says he won't vote for Trump, or Clinton
- August 11, 2016

The Franklin & Marshall College Poll of Pennsylvania shows Clinton up 49 to 38 percent. "Wouldn't that be embarrassing to lose to crooked Hillary Clinton?". She spent some $140 million of her own money in an unsuccessful run for California governor in 2010. "Of course he's going to work with Paul Ryan", Manafort said Trump has "tried to bridge the party together" with Ryan. (more...)
Chris Christie 'flat out lied' about staff's Bridgegate involvement, ex-aide said Chris Christie 'flat out lied' about staff's Bridgegate involvement, ex-aide said
- August 11, 2016

The allegation of lying could be harmful to Christie, who is on vacation this week but appeared on WFAN-660 AM Wednesday morning to co-host the sports-talk show "Boomer and Carton". The motion seeks to spread the blame around rather than, as Baroni's lawyers put it, "lay the actions of everyone at Mr. Baroni's feet". A third Christie appointee, David Wildstein, pleaded guilty and is cooperating with the government. (more...)
Monday forecast: 50% chance of rain; highs near 90 Monday forecast: 50% chance of rain; highs near 90
- August 11, 2016

The National Weather Service indicated it was 61 degrees as of 6:54 a.m.at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, with fair skies reported. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Winds SE 10-15 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 20 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 30 miles per hour. (more...)
Ride operator faces 'desist' order after 3 children fall from Ferris wheel Ride operator faces 'desist' order after 3 children fall from Ferris wheel
- August 11, 2016

According to media reports, Davis said police had not been able to confirm reports that the basket was rocking before it flipped. "They bounced off the metal bridging of the ride and eventually hit the ground". A third girl injured has not been identified. "They fell a distance of anywhere between 35 and 45 feet", Davis said. An outside contractor, Wade Shows, Inc., provides the rides and other attractions for the Tennessee Valley Fair. (more...)
Court blocks remedy on Wisconsin voter ID law Court blocks remedy on Wisconsin voter ID law
- August 11, 2016

He took issue with the process Wisconsin created to let those without an ID obtain a temporary receipt that lets them vote while they apply for the card. Schimel said in a statement that he was pleased with the decision, and Gov. "We are evaluating our options to ensure that our clients and many others are not denied their voting rights", said Dale Ho, Director of the American Civil Liberties Union Voting Rights Project. (more...)
Germany: raids target 3 suspected IS supporters; no arrests
- August 11, 2016

The federal prosecutor's office said that three people targeted are suspected of seeking members and supporters for IS since previous year, news agency dpa reported. The spokeswoman also said that no further details about the case could be revealed, since the investigation was ongoing. Both SWR and Bild said that authorities were investigating a possible attack at the start of the season of Germany's top soccer league, the Bundesliga, on August 26. (more...)
Legal group issues 44 private emails Clinton did not turn over
- August 11, 2016

The emails raise questions as to the amount of influence the Foundation had on the State Department during Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State. In an exchange from April 2009, a longtime aide to Bill Clinton told three of Hillary Clinton's top advisers that it was "important to take care of" a particular person, whose name has been redacted from the document. (more...)
U.S. suggests close coordination with Japan over East China Sea spat
- August 11, 2016

On August 8, a USA think-tank published satellite photographs it said showed that China had built hangars for dozens of military aircraft including jet fighters and bombers on three of its artificial islands in the Spratlys. The Japan Coast Guard said that it spotted at one point 13 Chinese government vessels yesterday in the contiguous zone just beyond Japanese waters around the islets, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. (more...)
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
- 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...)

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