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Solar eclipse weather forecast turns cloudy

Solar eclipse weather forecast turns cloudy Most of the nation should see fairly quiet weather Monday for the Great American Eclipse, the National Weather Service said. Relatively clear skies are in the forecast Monday morning for the estimated more than 1 million people scattered across Oregon's path of totality to catch the event. [Full Article...]

Man reportedly kills little sister and two young cousins

Man reportedly kills little sister and two young cousins When the mother, Andrena Kelley , returned home from work early Friday morning, she discovered the girls in their beds, suffering from what appeared to be stab wounds. On Friday, Prince George's County Police Assistant Chief Hector Velez said that community is "grieving the loss of three lovely young children". "I wear a uniform but I am a father. [Full Article...]

United States insists joint South Korea war games not on the negotiating table

United States insists joint South Korea war games not on the negotiating table Will the allies keep it low-key, or focus on projecting strength? Xi's remarks came after tensions over North Korea appeared to ease, with Trump applauding a decision by Pyongyang to hold off on firing missiles at Guam . The Chinese government genuinely dislikes a nuclear North Korea and recognizes that North Korea jeopardizes regional security and poses some direct risks to China itself,... [Full Article...]

Iraq launches Tal Afar offensive

Iraq launches Tal Afar offensive The Iraqi army has launched a series of powerful attacks on the strategically important city of Tal Afar in a bid to reclaim it from Islamic State . ISIS fighters have dug trenches around the city and can use light machine guns, improvised explosive devices, and auto bombs, a strategy similar to what they had adopted in Mosul, Brig. [Full Article...]

NU Professor, Oxford Staffer Charged With 1st Degree Murder

NU Professor, Oxford Staffer Charged With 1st Degree Murder The former Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford employee charged with fatally stabbing a man in River North are expected back in Chicago overnight to face murder charges, the Chicago Police Department said late Friday. [Full Article...]

Karachi's Civil Hospital renamed after Dr Ruth Pfau

Karachi's Civil Hospital renamed after Dr Ruth Pfau Among the dignitaries who attended the burial of Pakistan's humanitarian hero were President Mamnoon Hussain , Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, IG Sindh, Corps Commander Karachi, DG Rangers and Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair.Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah alongside his bureau was additionally present at the ceremony. [Full Article...]

Two Charities Cancel Mar-a-Lago Events After President Trump's Charlottesville Remarks

Two Charities Cancel Mar-a-Lago Events After President Trump's Charlottesville Remarks Its fundraiser has been held at Mar-a-Lago the past eight years. The ACS said in a statement Thursday that it had initially chosen Mar-a-Lago as the venue for its 2018 Island of Palm Beach gala "based on a variety of factors, including costs and venue requirements". [Full Article...]

Steve Bannon sacked by as Trump's top adviser

Steve Bannon sacked by as Trump's top adviser We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.' This is pretty much the same form of words used when The Mooch was sacked by Kelly. Breitbart's White House correspondent Charlie Spiering tweeted Friday that Bannon returned to Breitbart News as executive chairman, and chaired the outlet's evening editorial meeting. [Full Article...]

Steve Bannon Confirmed To Be Returning to Breitbart Post-WH

Steve Bannon Confirmed To Be Returning to Breitbart Post-WH Just hours after his exit from President Donald Trump's White House was announced , Steve Bannon was back in the newsroom where he first rose to prominence in far-right political circles. Bannon will assume the role of Executive Chairman of Breitbart News. "I think that.his (Trump's) actual default position is the position of his base, the position that got him elected". [Full Article...]

Utkal Express derailment: President Kovind, PM Modi express grief

Utkal Express derailment: President Kovind, PM Modi express grief Hospitals have been instructed to provide free treatment to the injured passengers. Indian Railways spokesman Anil Saxena said resources were being mobilised for the rescue and relief operations. The accident happened in Khatauli which about 40 km away from Muzaffarnagar . "The focus at the moment is on rescue and relief measure". Two teams of the National Disaster Response Forces (NDRF... [Full Article...]

Appear before CBI on August 23, SC order Karti Chidambaram

Appear before CBI on August 23, SC order Karti Chidambaram The court granted Karti Chidambram the liberty to be accompanied by a lawyer who will be sitting in the room adjoining to one where he would be quizzed by the CBI. A lookout notice was recently put out for him at airports, which would prevent him from flying overseas. Subramanium said it has become a fashion of the day to target the relatives of important politicians. [Full Article...]

USA police gear up for right-wing rally in Boston

USA police gear up for right-wing rally in Boston Police confined a small group of "Free Speech" protesters to the Parkman Bandstand on historic Boston Common as they blocked off the massive counter-protests, CBS Boston reports. The rally, organized by a coalition of groups calling themselves libertarian and conservative, has been planned since late July. The almost 500 police officers deployed for crowd control at the event were left dealing w... [Full Article...]

Trump takes to Twitter to defend Confederate statues

Trump takes to Twitter to defend Confederate statues On Saturday Night Live's Thursday night "Weekend Update", Michael Che invited George Washington , as played by Jimmy Fallon, on to defend himself. The statue will be preserved so that students can study Duke's complex past and take part in a more inclusive future. [Full Article...]

"Clear the Shelters" Pet Adoption Drive on August 19

The shelter will join hundreds of shelters across the country this Saturday, Aug. 19, holding the event, according to a press release. On a regular day, adoption for any dog is $40. Adoptions at the Tri-City Animal Shelter usually cost about $173 for dogs and $136 for cats, Clark said. She said she is glad when the pets are able to find a home even though it can be bittersweet to say goodbye. [Full Article...]

20 killed, 50 injured after passenger train derails in India

20 killed, 50 injured after passenger train derails in India Spokesman for Indian Railways Anil Saxena said the injured had been taken to nearby hospitals. "Rescue operations are continuing", said G S Priyadarshi, a senior administrative officer, to the AFP. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet expressed sympathies with the families of those killed and assured all possible assistance. Less than a year ago 146 people died in a similar disaster in Uttar ... [Full Article...]

Spanish Embassy to open condolence book for terror victims

Spanish Embassy to open condolence book for terror victims Hours later an Audi A3 vehicle rammed into pedestrians in the Spanish seaside resort of Cambrils, 75 miles to the south, injuring six civilians and a police officer. They said the arrest was made in Ripoll - the same city in northern Catalonia where another suspect, Driss Oukabir, a Moroccan, has been detained. The injured and dead came from 34 countries, ranging from France and Germany to Pakis... [Full Article...]

Kashmiris observed India's Independence Day as Black Day

Kashmiris observed India's Independence Day as Black Day India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always placed emphasis on economic development for the growth of the country and now NITI Aayog is looking for solutions for the jobs by turning its attention to start-ups. Besides the prime minister, finance minister Arun Jaitley is also expected to attend the meeting along with representatives from NITI Aayog and top bankers. [Full Article...]

Six Police Officers Shot, 1 Dead, in 3 US Cities

Six Police Officers Shot, 1 Dead, in 3 US Cities In a separate incident, two Jacksonville, FL, police officers have been shot on Friday night. The suspect will be transported to the Osceola County Jail wearing the slain officer's handcuffs, Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O'Dell said at a 9 a.m. [Full Article...]

Pelosi Backs Resolution to Censure Trump for Charlottesville Comments

Pelosi Backs Resolution to Censure Trump for Charlottesville Comments In a statement released on Friday, Pelosi justified the resolution by citing what she said was President Donald Trump's "repulsive defense of white supremacists". Pramila Jayapal of Washington State, began to beat the drum for an official condemnation of Trump's comments earlier in the week. Heather Heyer, 32, was killed on Saturday in Charlottesville when a auto plowed into a rival protest ... [Full Article...]

Trump teases 'decision' on USA strategy for Afghanistan

Trump teases 'decision' on USA strategy for Afghanistan Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Friday warned President Donald Trump that pulling troops out of Afghanistan could mean another September 11th attack on American turf. " Before the Tweet, reports out of Washington suggested nothing had been decided at all during the meeting". About 1,600 words long letter drew attention of U.S. [Full Article...]


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