Obama highlights progress against Islamic State fighters in Pentagon briefing

Obama highlights progress against Islamic State fighters in Pentagon briefing The Islamic State (IS) group is losing ground in the Middle East but continues to inspire attacks around the world, US President Barack Obama has said, admitting efforts to find a solution to the Syria crisis are turning his hair grey. US President Barack Obama has expressed doubts whether to trust Russian Federation to cooperate militarily with America in putting an end to the Syrian crisis, ... [Full Article...]

Micah Harris' Forecast: Cold front brings storms

Micah Harris' Forecast: Cold front brings storms The weekend won't be ideal, but Saturday should feature more sunshine than Sunday . High pressure takes full control Friday , mostly sunny skies with a light north breezy and highs in the mid 80s. This front might kick off a brief sprinkle or shower for a few moments in the afternoon, but otherwise it will be a mostly sunny and very warm day. Southeast winds 5 to 10 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

Day 12 Preview: men's team finals

Day 12 Preview: men's team finals Finally, the other men's team semifinal will take place at 6:30 PM ET when China takes on South Korea. The German team can take solace in the fact that it got the first medal of any kind for its country in women's table tennis. Li then tagged in her compatriot Liu Shiwen, who must have thought the match a time trial. The gold is the last of China's victories at the table tennis events in Rio, ... [Full Article...]

Syrian rebels breach government-imposed siege on Aleppo

Though few expect the reconstituted group to alter its ideology, it is now more seen as an efficient fighting force that helped to break the siege of Aleppo when the halting global diplomacy of the U.S. Arrayed against the opposition fighters are the forces loyal to the regime of President Bashar Assad, Lebanese Hizballah militants and the Russian air force. [Full Article...]

Erdogan: Gulen tries to undermine Turkey-Russia relations

The State Department said Tuesday it does not view the restoration of Turkish-Russian relations as "a zero-sum game" as leaders of Turkey and Russia determined to boost ties after about nine months, Anadolu Agency reports. Gulen strongly denies any involvement in the attempted putsch and insists his movement is a charitable network promoting tolerant Islam. Stalled Russian work on the Ak... [Full Article...]

Dolly Parton reveals secret to successful marriage

Dolly Parton reveals secret to successful marriage But, unfortunately for us, the two were just too busy to make it work, but that doesn't mean we should count out a duet completely. With its delicate banjo, Never Not Love You has an autumnal flavour, while I'm Sixteen is warmly nostalgic. [Full Article...]

Detective: Man told police he shot 2 teenagers behind store

Detective: Man told police he shot 2 teenagers behind store Henderson was found completely naked by police officers in what is being called a "sexually suggestive position", according to the autopsy report, after taking a close-range gunshot to the front of her head. Jeffrey Hazelwood , 20, is scheduled to appear in court at 9:30 a.m. for a preliminary hearing. Bennett testified that, perhaps an hour after the killings, Hazelwood went to a nearby gas sta... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation uses Iran to strike Syria militants again, rejects USA censure

Reports of increased Russian and Iranian military cooperation come just days after the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum called on the worldwide community to intervene in Syria, where it said the Assad regime is "committing crimes against humanity and war crimes against civilians, including acts of mass killing, torture and targeted attacks on medical facilities and health care providers".... [Full Article...]

Evan Bayh's voter registration status 'inactive' in Indiana

Evan Bayh's voter registration status 'inactive' in Indiana Democratic Senate candidate Evan Bayh has a 7-point advantage (48% to 41%) over Rep. Todd Young in their race to replace retiring Republican Sen. On Wednesday, the university released the results of that poll. If Bayh secures a return to the Senate, Democrats would be only seat short of a return to the majority if they get expected wins in IL and Wisconsin along with Indiana. [Full Article...]

Love Story director Arthur Hiller dies at age 92

Love Story director Arthur Hiller dies at age 92 Arthur was an incredible director and writer, responsible for some of the finest films of a generation. Arthur Hiller in 1997. Through the mid-1960s, Hiller went on to direct multiple episodes of other series like Telephone Time , The Detectives , The Third Man , Boris Karloff's Thriller (including its pilot), Naked City , Route 66 , Gunsmoke , Ben Casey and I'm Dickens, He's Fenste... [Full Article...]

Houthi shelling kills seven civilians in Saudi Arabia

Pro-government military sources, who are fighting alongside coalition forces in Harad, said military vehicles had taken rebel casualties to the Abs hospital before Monday's air strikes. However, Foreign Policy reported that officials say the mood in the United Nations has shifted in the past week and Ban's top advisors, including Leila Zerrougui, are now brandishing the threat to shame the coa... [Full Article...]

Germany in the Olympic final after 2-0 victory over Nigeria

They'll face the victor of Wednesday's late match between Germany and Nigeria in Sao Paulo. Empty seats have been prevalent across Rio, but not on Wednesday at Maracana Stadium, where they packed in to watch Neymar and Co. Ireland's Pat Hickey has temporarily stepped down from his position as executive member on the International Olympic Committee after being arrested in connection with an inv... [Full Article...]

Clinton team hits report of Trump aide's ties to Russia

Clinton team hits report of Trump aide's ties to Russia The newspaper says the ledger lists $12.7 million in payments to Manafort between 2007 and 2012. The only plank of the GOP party platform that the Trump campaign had directly influenced was an amendment calling for the arming of Ukraine against Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Philippines' Duterte says he's willing to face probe into drug killings

Philippines' Duterte says he's willing to face probe into drug killings I did not expect the president to do that". In a message to Congress, Mr Duterte said the Budget would give "flesh and bone" to his campaign promise to bring change "here and now". The police budget will increase by 24.6 per cent, to 110.4 billion pesos, with the money to be spent on hiring more officers, raising their salaries and buying them more guns, according to a government statement. [Full Article...]

Pep Guardiola: Kolarov one of the best I've seen

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has praised Joe Hart's professionalism amid reports linking the England goalkeeper with a move away from the club. Liverpool have been tenuously linked with the 29-year-old - as debunked in Wednesday's Mediawatch - meaning Everton or Sevilla appear his most likely destination. [Full Article...]

US says $400M payment was contingent on release of prisoners

Administration officials initially denied that the $400 million cash transfer was tantamount to critics' assertion of a ransom payment, insisting that the funds were part of a $1.7 billion financial settlement that the United States had reached with Iran as part of the nuclear deal. [Full Article...]

Laquan McDonald death: 7 Chicago cops could be fired

The police department received criticism for taking over a year to release the video of Van Dyke shooting 17-year-old McDonald 16 times. Over time, it has been determined that at least seven of the officers involved lied and now the axe is ready to fall on their career with the Chicago Police Department. [Full Article...]

Turkey to release 38000 from jail; frees space for plotters

Turkey to release 38000 from jail; frees space for plotters Last year, Eroglu had sales of 490 million lire, while Aydinli had revenues of 928 million lire ($317 million). In a 2,527-page indictment, the so-called Fethullah Terror Organisation - the name Ankara gives the group led by Gulen - is accused of collecting funds from businessmen and channeling the "donations" to the USA through front companies, among other accusations. [Full Article...]

Turkish police raid 44 companies in probe into failed coup

More than 35,000 people have been detained for questioning while tens of thousands of others have been dismissed from government jobs, including in the judiciary, media, education, health care, military and local government. Kerry is due to visit Turkey this month. Police began searches in the Uskudar and Umraniye districts of Istanbul . It had cooperated with police and its businesses contin... [Full Article...]

Obama Urges Democrats To Rally Behind Clinton

Those tensions flared again over the weekend, when a police officer fatally shot a black man who did not comply with the officer's order to put down a handgun he was carrying. Trump takes the lead with voters who favor secession, however, grabbing 72 percent to Clinton's 20 percent. "The main victims of these riots are law abiding citizens living in these neighborhoods", he said. [Full Article...]

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