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Trump looking to institute political tests for immigrants
- August 16, 2016

That set off Trump on a Twitter rant Sunday morning. Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight polls-only and polls-plus model projects that if Clinton wins New Hampshire, it could push her to victory , even if she loses in major swing states like OH and Florida. (more...)
Clinton in Philadelphia Tuesday, with Biden in Scranton Monday
- August 16, 2016

Trump has called for a ban on foreign Muslims entering the United States. Biden's debut campaign speech was one part character witness for Clinton, and two parts scared straight on Trump. Biden said of Trump, calling him "totally unqualified" to be president. Clinton and Biden spoke ahead of Trump's national security address in OH, taking turns to raise questions about the business mogul's ability to represent the nation overseas. (more...)
What the Clintons' tax return tells us about Hillary
- August 16, 2016

Trump would be the first presidential candidate in decades not to release his returns . This is an election that has become a referendum on her opponent, Donald Trump. Clinton's return was filed jointly with her husband former President Bill Clinton. Both Clintons reported income from royalties and retirement plans and just over $84,000 in income from an investment in the Vanguard 500 Index mutual fund. (more...)
Edgar Lungu re-elected as Zambian President in chaotic election
- August 16, 2016

Recent constitutional changes require the victor to secure more than 50% of the vote, meaning a run-off is possible should neither candidate secure a majority in the first round. Mr Lungu has called for calm and for the will of the people to be respected. Zambian President Edgar Lungu was re-elected in a closely-fought, the election commission chief Esau Chulu announced Monday. (more...)
Germany urges UN-supervised access to Syrian city of Aleppo Germany urges UN-supervised access to Syrian city of Aleppo
- August 15, 2016

That deal didn't bar Syria from keeping chlorine, a chemical commonly used for purposes such as water purification, although its use in attacks is banned under the Chemical Weapons Convention. Syrian state news agency SANA on Thursday said forces loyal to Damascus seized control of territory south of the city and "inflicted heavy losses" on the enemy. (more...)
Swiss police: Woman, 34, dies of wounds from train attack Swiss police: Woman, 34, dies of wounds from train attack
- August 15, 2016

Police said: "According to current information a 27-year-old Swiss man poured out a flammable liquid". They said the suspect was not known to police prior to the attack. In May at a train station in the German state of Bavaria, a 27-year-old German man who had been in psychiatric care stabbed commuters, killing one and wounding three others before being apprehended by police. (more...)
Georgia officer fatally shot, suspect remains on the loose Georgia officer fatally shot, suspect remains on the loose
- August 15, 2016

Officer Smith went to the intersection of Smith St. and Main St.in Eastman, where investigators say noticed a person in the area. Though Smith returned fire, the person got away and Smith later died from his wounds at a nearby hospital. Anyone with any information on the shooting can call the GBI Eastman office at 478-374-6988. A Marietta police spokesperson said one of the two juveniles was wounded in the shootout. (more...)
Harborough CLP resoundingly backs Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leadership Harborough CLP resoundingly backs Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leadership
- August 15, 2016

Corbyn said Labour must accept the results of the EU referendum and now focus on building new relationships with sister parties and unions all across Europe. Mr Burnham defended his neutral stance in the Labour leadership battle, after a former ally hit out at him. 'Jeremy Corbyn retains the backing of a majority of UNISON's Labour supporting members, ' commented general secretary Dave Prentis. (more...)
Swiss train attack suspect, female victim die of wounds Swiss train attack suspect, female victim die of wounds
- August 15, 2016

A 34-year-old woman victim also died from her injuries on Sunday. The injured include a 7-year-old child, a girl and a boy, both 17, two women aged 34 and 43, and a man aged 50 (later reports indicate the youngest victim was six years old, not seven). (more...)
Series tied at 2-2 after Oval defeat
- August 15, 2016

Even before Yasir (three for 15) took two wickets in five balls England's prospects of defying much historical data were distant. Have your say on the fourth Test by commenting below, using #360LIVE on Twitter or getting in touch via Facebook . (more...)
Boko Haram: Some abducted Chibok girls killed in air strikes Boko Haram: Some abducted Chibok girls killed in air strikes
- August 15, 2016

Boko Haram has released a video of the Nigerian schoolgirls allegedly kidnapped two years ago , showing some who are still alive and claiming others were killed in air strikes. In a statement posted on Islamic State newspaper al-Nabaa, Barnawi said they are recruiting people who share the same goal of fighting against "Christianization", Christian Today relays. (more...)
Islamic State Losses Mount with Liberation of Syrian Town
- August 15, 2016

The retreat from the city, which IS captured in 2014, was the jihadis' worst defeat yet at the hands of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an Arab-Kurdish alliance backed by USA air power. Civilians in Syria are shaving off their beards, burning their burqas, smoking and dancing on streets of Manbij, after they got freedom from ISIS. USA officials have said once the Manbij operation was complete, it would create the conditions to move on the militant group's de facto capital of Raqqa. (more...)
Violence breaks out on Milwaukee's north side
- August 15, 2016

Police have said three people were arrested during the riots after the shooting, and one officer was injured by a brick thrown into a squad auto. That was the site of hours of unrest late Saturday after an officer killed a man who police say fled a traffic stop while armed. (more...)
Forget winning big, US men's basketball just barely winning
- August 15, 2016

With each passing game, the gap between the Americans and the worldwide opposition is narrowing. Serbia continued the trend by shooting 52 percent. Krzyzewski canceled Saturday's scheduled practice with a Sunday afternoon game looming against France to finish off Group A play, but the coach has booked a team meeting, video session and walkthrough on the cruise ship USAB is using here as a home base. (more...)
China Could Station 24 Fighter Planes In Spratly Islands Claimed By Philippines
- August 15, 2016

China claims nearly the entire South China Sea, through which more than $5 trillion of trade moves annually. The islands and reefs are also claimed by Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei and Taiwan. "The Chinese court's ruling is China's way of saying that it has the right to continue to do what it wants in the South China Sea, despite the verdict from the worldwide court in favor of the Philippines", Kaplan told Business Insider in a previous interview. (more...)
NI Labour Party officially backs Corbyn as leader
- August 15, 2016

Around 130,000 new Labour members will be excluded from the party's leadership election after five of them dropped a legal challenge against a decision to bar them from voting. Michael Foster, a Jewish donor to the British Labour Party, on Saturday night condemned Jeremy Corbyn's close team as "Nazi stormtroopers, ' further intensifying the competition for the future of the Labour Party". (more...)
Clinton's tax move pressures Trump
- August 14, 2016

One million dollars of the charitable contributions went directly to the Clinton Family Foundation - separate from the Clinton Foundation - which is by the couple. The Clintons made about 90 times more, reporting almost $28 million for the same year. Her political fortunes flourishing, Hillary Clinton attempted to undercut Donald Trump's claim to working-class voters Thursday, portraying her Republican rival as untrustworthy on economic issues and pushing policies that would only ... (more...)
UK's Labour leader defends record ahead of court ruling
- August 14, 2016

However, Mr Smith was booed and heckled when he claimed that Mr Corbyn "did not fight hard enough" to keep Britain in the European Union. "You never really bought into the idea of remaining in the European Union". He said shadow chancellor John McDonnell had put together an economic strategy and analysis and said: "I say to all members of the Parliamentary Labour Party: Let's get on board and get together and put it to the Tories". (more...)
US declares health emergency in Puerto Rico due to Zika
- August 14, 2016

The number of Zika cases there now total 10,690, with 1,035 of those being infected pregnant women. Burwell said in a statement that the declaration would allow the United States to "provide additional support to the Puerto Rican government", but did not give further details. (more...)
Turkish FM urges USA to extradite Gulen
- August 14, 2016

Since then, Turkey has sent several documents to the United States which Ankara claims proves that Gulen was involved. Earlier in August, an Istanbul-based court issued an arrest warrant against Gulen. Gulen said on Friday he would hand himself over to Turkish authorities only if an independent global investigative body first found him guilty. Prosecutors are seeking life imprisonment for Gulen and others. (more...)
On 90th birthday, Fidel Castro thanks Cuba, criticizes Obama
- August 14, 2016

The younger Castro, 85, has brought detente with "eternal enemy" the United States and pushed through market-oriented reforms to the Soviet-style command economy, while also offering more internet access and fewer restrictions on travel. Other tributes include an exhibition of photographs of the revolutionary leader in Havana's grandiose Hotel Nacional, flags reading "Gracias, Fidel", billboards citing his best-known phrases and endless stories on state media. (more...)
Strang and Buting "relieved" Brendan Dassey's conviction was overruled
- August 14, 2016

Jodi Stachowski, the ex-fiancee of the man at the centre of the case featured in the Netflix series Making a Murderer, has welcomed the news that a judge has overturned Brendan Dassey's conviction. "Intuitively, one would not expect Dassey to provide the level of detail he did on March 1 had he not been involved in the events he described". The decision adds that Dassey's "borderline to below average intellectual ability likely made him more susceptible to coercive pressures than a peer of ... (more...)
Brendan Dassey of 'Making a Murderer' gets conviction overturned
- August 14, 2016

In Friday's court decision, the judge agreed, overturning a life sentence for first-degree intentional homicide, mutilating a corpse and second-degree intentional assault. The error was not harmless because Dassey's confession was the entirety of the case against him, the judge said. "No single statement by the investigators, if viewed in isolation, rendered Dassey's statement involuntary", the decision reads. (more...)
Slain jogger Karina Vetrano's father appeals for reward donations Slain jogger Karina Vetrano's father appeals for reward donations
- August 14, 2016

Police say she was dragged off the jogging path in an area of parkland dominated by weeds and marshes. "But if I am in a situation where I am by myself I try to walk with confidence, try to be aware of what's around me", said Beth Tart. "The whole entire world knows what a pathetic, puny, weak piece of filth that you are", Cathy Vetrano said. Vetrano said that it was "a vicious killer that came here and took a life of a brilliant, bright, attractive young girl, while she was just out ... (more...)
Man dies after lightning strike in NY park; 4 others injured Man dies after lightning strike in NY park; 4 others injured
- August 14, 2016

City Police said CPR was started on the three unresponsive people, who were transported to Vassar Brothers Medical Center where they were still being treated early Friday evening. Emergency responders found three people unresponsive while two others conscious but injured. "He got blown off the bench and his heart stopped". City of Poughkeepsie Police, City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, Fairview Fire District, Arlington Fire District and Mobile Life Support Services responded to the scene, ... (more...)

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