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Facebook's Aquila set to beam internet for billions

Facebook's Aquila set to beam internet for billions The maiden flight was announced in a post by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg last week, wherein he claimed it was a major success. He said that "Our goal is to have a fleet of Aquilas flying together at 60,000 feet, communicating with each other with lasers and staying aloft for months at a time - something that's never been done before". [Full Article...]

Delegates enthused by Donald Trump's speech but not everyone is happy

Delegates enthused by Donald Trump's speech but not everyone is happy These promises reflect a departure from policies emphasized by Republican leaders and put Trump closer to that of Hillary Clinton than others in his party. Donald Trump "humbly and gratefully" accepted the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday night, passing a critical threshold for a months-long showdown with presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. [Full Article...]

Church funerals for Dallas shooting victims after interfaith service

Law enforcement officers pray after the graveside service for Dallas police Sgt. Michael J. Smith at Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery in Dallas , Thursday, July 14, 2016. Five officers, including Ahrens, were killed in a shooting incident in Dallas July 7. The service featured a montage of photos of the 43-year-old Thompson with family, friends and fellow officers with the Dallas Area... [Full Article...]

Cruz 'Dishonorable,' May Have 'Ruined His Political Career'

For those of us who actually want to prevent that nightmare, we pray for Cruz to join the fight and heal this unfortunate and unnecessary conflict. Setting aside the content of the speech , the structure created problems for Trump that became more apparent as the delivery wore on. [Full Article...]

Dallas Holds First Funerals for Slain Police Officers

Lorne Ahrens was headed. A funeral for Dallas police Sr. Cpl. Ahrens was a father of two and husband. The night before Ahrens died, he bought dinner for a homeless man, President Barack Obama said at Monday's memorial service. A funeral mass was held at the same time for Sergeant Michael Smith. "We had many discussions ... about the necessity of raising our children to be better pe... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump defends speechwriter after plagiarism accusations

Donald Trump defends speechwriter after plagiarism accusations After several minutes of avoiding the subject of Trump entirely, Cruz finally acknowledged that "now, our party has a nominee". Rick Scott, the Florida governor, made a plea for Republicans to stick together, and Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, warned his viewers not to be seduced by third parties. [Full Article...]

Mourners gather at funerals of police officers killed in Dallas

Services for three of the five police officers who lost their lives after being ambushed by a sniper during a downtown protest last week were held on Wednesday. Behind the president, underscoring his message of unity: Dallas police officers, a racially diverse church choir and local officials. He once received a "Cops' Cop" award from the Dallas Police Association. [Full Article...]

Funerals begin for 3 slain Baton Rouge officers

The sniper was shot and injured, and later killed using a remote controlled bomb disposal robot, by Dallas Police. The U.S. Department of Justice has opened a civil rights investigation into the incident. "My blue-eyed rock was a hero", wrote Dechia Gerald, now a widow with two young girls. The shootings came at a time of heightened racial tension in Baton Rouge after the fatal shooting of a b... [Full Article...]

LEAK: Donald Trump's RNC Speech Just Hit the Web Hours Early

LEAK: Donald Trump's RNC Speech Just Hit the Web Hours Early He sees Trump running mate Mike Pence, the governor of neighboring IN, as someone who can help restore confidence IN the Republican ticket. Who has not lived up to his promise to support our nominee. It was a campaign in which Mr Trump threw the rule book out the window and insulted many party figures, as well as the wife of Texas Senator Ted Cruz. [Full Article...]

Abrams pays tribute to Yelchin at Star Trek premiere

A sort of malaise has set in as the search for odd new worlds has become a bit mundane. It also didn't help that the first trailer featured Chris Pine's Captain James T. The last two beefed-up " Star Trek " movies, as if overcompensating for decades of Trekkie nerd-dome, threatened to make the once brainy " Star Trek " less distinct from other mega-sized sci-fi adventures - just another ... [Full Article...]

New York Republicans see rising star in Donald Trump Jr

Ted Cruz's dramatic refusal to endorse him from the convention stage. Given the poll's credibility interval of about 4 percentage points, Trump and Clinton should be considered to be about even in the race. "What I hope is he was able to show that he had some specific ideas and that. people could relate to him as a person", he said. "New York was, in the 1970s, when I grew up there, it was goi... [Full Article...]

Officer on shooting of unarmed man: I had to do it

Officer on shooting of unarmed man: I had to do it Kinsey", John Rivera, President of Dade County PBA said . The video captured the events before and after the shooting but not the shooting itself. Kinsey's intervention, that young man might be dead right now. "If she would have told the other officers, maybe they wouldn't have shot", Matthews told AP. [Full Article...]

Mike Huckabee: Ted Cruz supporters embarrassed by him

Alternate delegate Sue Lynch called Cruz a "sore loser" who embarrassed the party. Representative Blake Farenthold said he is eager for specifics from Trump. "I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father", Cruz said on Thursday, after his non-endorsement threatened to overshadow Trump's coronation. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump accepts Republican nomination Updated

Donald Trump accepts Republican nomination Updated She is the fifth and final Trump family member to speak at the convention. It sounded like it was going to happen, but it didn't. Using a version of his opponent's popular slogan against her, Donald Trump declared to the country on Thursday night, "I'm with you". [Full Article...]

East Texans respond to Donald and Ivanka Trump's comments at the RNC

East Texans respond to Donald and Ivanka Trump's comments at the RNC While Ivanka hails the importance of paying women, and specifically mothers, equally - hear, hear to that! - it seems that her father feels a tad differently. The model entrepreneur introduced her father on the last night of the Republican Convention in Cleveland not in a high-fashion frock, but in a mass-market $US158 dress from her own label, according to Women's Wear Daily. [Full Article...]

Pence returns home to IN after 'pretty overwhelming' trip

Priebus told CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday that Trump is calling for a temporary ban on immigration from countries that harbor and train terrorists until the USA has a better vetting system. "This logo accurately represents what Trump Pence will do to America", US Senate candidate Alan Grayson wrote. The two men, instead of presenting an image of an emboldened, unified front, barely spent... [Full Article...]

Kansas City Cop Dies After Being Shot In Police Car

The city's police chief, Terry Zeigler, said Wednesday that Capt. Robert Melton was killed by someone who didn't want to be arrested. Two suspects are in custody. Melton responded as backup. A surgeon in the Kansas City, Kansas, area says that the officer who wa shot multiple times by suspects in an earlier shooting has died. [Full Article...]

Who is Tim Kaine? A closer look at the Virginia senator

Who is Tim Kaine? A closer look at the Virginia senator In the message, Clinton says: "I'm thrilled to tell you this first: I've chosen Sen". In a text message, Sen. Clinton is choosing Kaine from a group that included Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Massachusetts Sen. "Republicans will run hard against Democrats on trade this year". He serves on both the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, emerging as a leading proponen... [Full Article...]

Services held for three of 5 slain Dallas officers

Almost a week after five officers were killed in the Dallas shooting, memorial services for three of them drew thousands of mourners Wednesday. Ten officers from the Aurora Police Department, two Lakewood Police officers, six Denver Police officers and three Parker Police Honor Guard members are already in Dallas . [Full Article...]

Local law enforcement attend funeral of Dallas police officers

A private funeral for Smith is planned Wednesday at the Farmers Branch church he and his family attended, and a public service will take place Thursday at the Dallas church where he worked security. cities that have brought intense scrutiny of police use of force, particularly against black suspects. The president made a plea for common ground. [Full Article...]


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