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Judge in Texas temporarily blocks Obama's transgender rules
- August 24, 2016

A spokeswoman for the Texas attorney general's office said the state would file in the Wichita Falls-based district court Tuesday morning. However, I know that the governor, who introduced this bill into law, has been very firm that transgender students, students with different sexual orientations, just a whole host of other students who are different than others, should be protected from discrimination and harassment under law. (more...)
Clinton campaign manager: Foundation contributions will take 'time to adjust'
- August 24, 2016

The former president announced Thursday during a meeting with members of the Clinton Foundation that the organization would no longer accept foreign or corporate donations if Hillary Clinton wins the election. The rash of charges finally has had the effect of the Clintons virtually announcing their disassociation with the Foundation if Hillary wins the White House, although critics remain unimpressed. (more...)
Trump Flip-Flops On Immigration
- August 24, 2016

Trump stated, "I would be very, very strong and be a cheerleader for the police". He said the outgoing President Barack Obama got tremendous numbers of people out of the country using the existing laws and same was done by his predecessor George Bush. (more...)
Tom Brady back at Patriots practice Tuesday
- August 24, 2016

When the mishap occurred, Brady said he yelled out a word he "wouldn't repeat in front of my kids". "You don't know what's coming.We prepare, but obviously we get to walk through the looks we're going to get, but when you get out there you've got to make good decisions and go play quarterback the way I've always tried to do". (more...)
DreamWorks Animation: Ann Daly Out, Bonnie Arnold & Mireille Soria In DreamWorks Animation: Ann Daly Out, Bonnie Arnold & Mireille Soria In
- August 24, 2016

The co-presidents of DreamWorks Feature Animation, Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria, will report to Universal Pictures chair Donna Langley. Universal's announcement clarifies the management structure for the company as it transitions to new ownership and is a something of a surprise. (more...)
Elizabeth May staying on as Green Party Leader Elizabeth May staying on as Green Party Leader
- August 24, 2016

She said that over a recent holiday, she considered her options, including stepping down. "Consensus decision-making works better than winner-take-all decision making". Here's what else she had to say about her decision. The author of seven books, she was executive director of the Sierra Club of Canada between 1989 and 2006, when she successfully ran for leadership of the Green Party of Canada. (more...)
In dry, windy West, crews target flames in several states In dry, windy West, crews target flames in several states
- August 24, 2016

A major wildfire is threatening nearly 2,000 structures in central California's San Luis Obispo County. It's one of four fires burning in Yellowstone, and warm, windy weather was expected again Monday. Meanwhile, a 58-square-mile fire that destroyed 105 homes in Southern California was nearly entirely contained and all evacuation orders were lifted. (more...)
Ethiopia says protesting marathoner to be welcomed as hero Ethiopia says protesting marathoner to be welcomed as hero
- August 24, 2016

The silver medalist crossed his wrists in an attempt to draw global attention to recent deadly protests in his home region, Oromia. After the race, Lilesa said he feared he would face consequences if he returned home. CNN could not immediately confirm this statement. "This game of numbers has no merit", he said. "Oromo people now protest what is right, for peace, for a place", Lilesa said. (more...)
Nitish meets PM over flood situation in Bihar Nitish meets PM over flood situation in Bihar
- August 24, 2016

Ganga was flowing above danger mark at six places in Digha ghat, Gandhi Ghat, Hathidah in Patna, Bhagalpur and Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur district, and in certain points of Munger district and Buxar district, it said. Former Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Sushil Modi has slammed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over lack of relief and rehabilitation work going on the ground for the flood affected people. (more...)
Niger Delta Avengers announces ceasefire
- August 24, 2016

Like other militant groups, the Avengers has apparently split, making it hard for the government to identify the right people to talk to. They have vowed to resume fighting if the current window for talks expires and the government fails to address their demands. (more...)
US service member killed in Afghanistan US service member killed in Afghanistan
- August 24, 2016

The wounded American is in stable condition, the Pentagon said . The fighting in Helmand comes as Afghan troops are stretched on several other battlefronts across Afghanistan - including the eastern province of Nangarhar, where the Islamic State group is making inroads. (more...)
Laura Marano & Gabby Douglas to Judge Miss America 2017! Laura Marano & Gabby Douglas to Judge Miss America 2017!
- August 24, 2016

Douglas said she is excited about the event and that "the contestants are a great example of strong women across the US". ABC confirms that Laura Marano and Gabby Douglas will join previously confirmed judges Mark Cuban, Sara Foster , Cole Swindell , and Sharlene Wells Hawkes . (more...)
Alligator bit boy's head during Disney attack Alligator bit boy's head during Disney attack
- August 23, 2016

Graves, 2, was visiting the Grand Floridian with is family in June when they headed to the lagoon for a beachside showing of Zootopia . We continue to pray for the Graves family. It was the first fatal unprovoked alligator attack in the 66 years that records have been kept in Orange County, Florida. Most human attacks involve larger gators, over nine feet. (more...)
Russian military has left air base in Iran
- August 23, 2016

Iran's Foreign Ministry said Russian Federation had stopped using the base for strikes in Syria, bringing an abrupt halt to an unprecedented deployment that was criticized both by the White House and by some Iranian lawmakers. "[Russia] needed to refuel in an area closer to the operation". "We have not given any military base to the Russians and they are not here to stay", Dehghan was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency late on Sunday. (more...)
'El Chapo' son freed a week after kidnapping
- August 23, 2016

ElBlogDelNarco released a video of the kidnapping at the La Leche restaurant, showing several men with automatic rifles running into the dining room of the restaurant, and the party of about a dozen people, a lot of them seated at a long table, ducking for cover. (more...)
Trump demands closure of Clinton Foundation
- August 23, 2016

The charitable foundation has been scrutinized throughout Hillary Clinton's presidential bid, but the organization has faced greater scrutiny since emails were newly uncovered showing a top Clinton Foundation donor seeking access to a top diplomat when Clinton was secretary of state. (more...)
Boyfriend of Sara Connor Admits To Hitting Slain Policeman: Lawyer Boyfriend of Sara Connor Admits To Hitting Slain Policeman: Lawyer
- August 23, 2016

Sarah Connor and David Taylor were arrested as they were seeking protection at the Australian Consulate in Denpasar , Bali's capital, two days after the killing of the traffic police officer, 2nd Assoc. A motorbike taxi driver whom police called back to the scene on Saturday night told them a woman with blood on her clothes had asked to be taken to a police station but he refused. (more...)
Cops: Missing professor pushed to his death at quarry Cops: Missing professor pushed to his death at quarry
- August 23, 2016

The New York Daily News reports that Rockview State police found Ronald Bettig's body last Wednesday, and Danelle Geier and George Ishler were taken into custody as suspects. The two told police Bettig went missing after the three of them returned from a trip to Rehoboth Beach , Delaware . Authorities discovered Bettig's body two days later. (more...)
Union head says Chicago officers' due process being violated Union head says Chicago officers' due process being violated
- August 23, 2016

Each officer will have their right to due process. What did they write that puts them in that category? Chicago Police Department Chief of Patrols Eddie Johnson speaks at a press conference. McNaughton was the official who confirmed a ruling that the McDonald shooting was justified. He found that Van Dyke's use of force was proper. McDonald's autopsy revealed that Van Dyke shot him 16 times, including two bullets in the back, seven in his arms, two in his right leg, once on each ... (more...)
Bodycam, dashcam part of Louisiana police shooting review Bodycam, dashcam part of Louisiana police shooting review
- August 23, 2016

At 8:30 p.m., the other two suspects remained at large. The State Trooper was struck in the arm during this exchange. Mr Girard said the suspects then ran through the back gardens of homes on the block and had another gun battle with officers further up the street. (more...)
North Carolina Cops Shoot And Kill Deaf, Unarmed Driver For Speeding
- August 23, 2016

However, the auto didn't pull over for the trooper, resulting in a brief pursuit. After a brief pursuit the suspect got out of his vehicle and a confrontation took place with officers, during which a trooper fired a shot, police said. Family members plan to set up a foundation in Daniel Kevin Harris " name to " educate and provide law enforcement [with] proper training on how to confront deaf people '. (more...)
Weather service confirms early morning Massachusetts tornado
- August 23, 2016

Saturday, a preliminary statement from the National Weather Service said Sunday. National Weather Service survey teams have confirmed tornado damage did occur in Van Buren, Allegan, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia and Montcalm Counties. An EF1 tornado is categorized as having wind speeds of between 86 to 110 miles per hour. As of 1 p.m. Monday, power had been restored to 500 people, leaving about 500 more still without power, according to local officials. (more...)
Thousands expected to take part in Port Huron Float Down
- August 23, 2016

Rescuers included representatives of the Ontario Provincial Police, RCMP, Lambton EMS, Canadian Red Cross, and fire personnel from various plants that border the St. Scott Clarke said. "We had to pull a lot of people out of the water and say 'no, '" Garapick said. “There were long waits and long lines. The US Coast Guard has attempted to work with Port Huron officials to sanction the event, but no sponsors have taken responsibility for the annual float, according to US Coast Guard Lt Ben ... (more...)
Minnesota man jailed in death of co-worker's 5-year-old girl Minnesota man jailed in death of co-worker's 5-year-old girl
- August 23, 2016

Zachary Todd Anderson, of Monticello, is now being held in the Cass County Jail in Walker awaiting charges later this week in connection with the death of Alayna Ertl. Authorities say the suspect did not try to flee, was not armed and did not resist arrest. Authorities had information that Anderson may have been in Todd County about 6:30 a.m. (more...)
AG: Ex-Milwaukee officers investigate fatal police shooting AG: Ex-Milwaukee officers investigate fatal police shooting
- August 23, 2016

Attorney General Brad Schimel said he doesn't see a conflict in using former Milwaukee officers in the investigation into the August 13 shooting of Sylville K. He said releasing the videos now "will not answer all of your questions" and that it will be better viewed in context once all of the information is available. (more...)

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