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Evacuation Orders Expanded as Whittier Fire Marches Toward Goleta Evacuation Orders Expanded as Whittier Fire Marches Toward Goleta
- July 10, 2017

The so-called Alamo Fire , named after a creek running in the area where it started on Thursday, has expanded to about 6,000 acres (2,428 hectares) on the border between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. In California, some 5,000 firefighters are battling 14 large wildfires, state officials say. According to Los Angeles Times , the fast-moving wildfires spread across 19,000 acres amid soaring temperatures. (more...)
Vince Carter, Kings Agree To One-Year Contract Worth $8 Million Vince Carter, Kings Agree To One-Year Contract Worth $8 Million
- July 08, 2017

Many thought that Carter might join a title contender, allowing him to be a bench piece and role player, but Carter instead is joining a Sacramento Kings team that is a mixture of young and old. The addition of Carter comes the same week that Sacramento signed veterans George Hill and Zach Randolph . The Kings also have a deal in place with Serbian star Bogdan Bogdanovic (three years, $27 million), a shooting guard whose draft rights the Kings acquired last year in a trade with Phoenix. (more...)
At least 28 inmates killed in Mexican prison gang riot At least 28 inmates killed in Mexican prison gang riot
- July 08, 2017

ACAPULCO | Twenty-eight inmates died and three others injured Thursday in Mexico during a mutiny in a prison in Acapulco, the tourist port in the State of Guerrero , torn by the violence of organized crime, authorities said. Prisoners are often said to have de facto control . Last February, a brawl inside a jail in the northern industrial city of Monterrey , between inmates aligned with the Zetas and Gulf drug cartels , resulted in 49 deaths. (more...)
Tropical development possible in the Atlantic this week Tropical development possible in the Atlantic this week
- July 05, 2017

Our Tropical Updates always air at:21 after the hour. "In terms of the Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE), which measures the combined strength and duration of tropical storms and hurricanes, activity in the Atlantic basin so far in 2017 is above normal", states a monthly tropical weather summary for June. (more...)
WATCH Nathan's Hot Dog Contest LIVE STREAM WATCH Nathan's Hot Dog Contest LIVE STREAM
- July 05, 2017

Chestnut said he slowed down a bit and was disappointed he was unable to reach 73, which is what he ate in qualifying. "I didn't do what I wanted to do", Chestnut, 33, said Tuesday on ESPN after the event. Sonya Thomas holds the record for women with 45 hots dogs eaten in 10 minutes in 2012. The Worldwide Leader even put its statisticians to work to reveal that since 2005, Chestnut had consumed 726 hot dogs in his Independence Day career heading into this year. (more...)
Iran to sign landmark gas deal with French energy giant Total Iran to sign landmark gas deal with French energy giant Total
- July 04, 2017

Total holds a 50.1 interest in the South Pars project with state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation owning 30 percent and Iran's Petropars 19.9 percent, the national Iranian oil company announced. President Donald Trump has threatened to try and renegotiate the nuclear accord. His administration took a tough line on Iran and imposed fresh sanctions related to its ballistic missile programme and military activities in the region. (more...)
'Savage and senseless murder:' DA describes road-rage killing of teen 'Savage and senseless murder:' DA describes road-rage killing of teen
- July 03, 2017

PREVIOUS STORY BELOW.Police have recovered a pickup truck that is believed to be the vehicle sought in connection with a teen's road rage killing in Chester County. "She was excited. We were just happy for her". A witness described hearing a loud noise and then seeing one vehicle, which belonged to Roberson, swerving off the road while another sped away, officials said. (more...)
'Morning Joe' hosts: President Trump 'Morning Joe' hosts: President Trump "not well", has "obsession with women's blood"
- July 03, 2017

Trump also denied having anything to do with it. Before this year, in the last 86 years, a Republican president has had a Republican Congress for only six total years, 1953-1955 and 2002-2006. "We will continue to WIN!" he posted , before ending the day at a rally in Washington that included a similar anti-media barrage. The billionaire has, in particular, criticized "the mad Mika to the low IQ" and "Joe the psychopath" to give a biased view of its administration to the antenna, the ... (more...)
While people have reservations India launches national tax
- July 02, 2017

Talking about the initial trouble that people might have to face, the Prime Minister said even eyes have to adjust for a couple of days when a sight corrective spectacles are worn. It is expected that by doing away with the plethora of taxes and barriers on state borders, GST will accelerate economic growth. We have to solve them with speed. (more...)
Man arrested, charged with kidnapping visiting Chinese scholar in US Man arrested, charged with kidnapping visiting Chinese scholar in US
- July 02, 2017

Law enforcement still have not found Zhang , but believe she is dead. A criminal complaint accuses Christensen, of Champaign, Illinois , of abducting Zhang shortly after she stepped off a bus near the university campus. "This is a senseless and devastating loss of a promising young woman and a member of our community", Jones said. He didn't say why, and Christensen continued taking classes and teaching as a graduate assistant. (more...)
Arson charges dropped for teens accused of setting Gatlinburg fires Arson charges dropped for teens accused of setting Gatlinburg fires
- July 02, 2017

Instead, District Attorney James Dunn said the "unprecedented, unexpected and unforeseeable wind" was the primary reason a fire at Chimney Tops II, an area in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, spread outside the park into nearby Gatlinburg. (more...)
Germany's decision on Erdogan's rally will not remain unanswered Germany's decision on Erdogan's rally will not remain unanswered
- July 01, 2017

Earlier Thursday, Gabriel said that "Mr. Erdogan is an important guest at the G-20 and will be received with all honors by us there". Gabriel says those requests must be handled on a case-by-case basis, according to German law. At the time, German media reports said the Turkish Intelligence Agency (MIT) was suspected of spying on supporters of USA -based cleric Fetullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of organising a failed coup last July. (more...)
Germany's Merkel ready to confront Trump over Paris climate deal Germany's Merkel ready to confront Trump over Paris climate deal
- June 30, 2017

Trump claimed that the agreement was disadvantageous to the country when pulling out of the landmark agreement on 1 June, but Merkel told the German parliament she was adamant about maintaining the deal. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe was " more determined than ever " to see the climate deal succeed. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that she was considering how to protect "strategic" European Union industries from Chinese investment, drawing closer to the ... (more...)
Trump sanctions Chinese bank in bid to rein in North Korea Trump sanctions Chinese bank in bid to rein in North Korea
- June 30, 2017

Mnuchin adding that the United States were "determined to cut the funding of the North Korea until it behaves correctly". Mnuchin said this is part of its efforts against North Korea. In the recent past, the threat of United States sanctions was enough to compel China to curb much of its cyber espionage against the US. Chinese President Xi Jinping must be judicious as he chooses how to respond to Trump's actions. (more...)
Celebrations as FARC Complies with Weapons Handover Celebrations as FARC Complies with Weapons Handover
- June 28, 2017

Most of Colombia's homicides have no direct relationship to the guerrillas, and even before the peace deal violence related to the conflict had fallen to the lowest level in decades. The monitors said they had also found and emptied 77 out of the Farc's 900 arms caches hidden around the countryside. Courts: Those accused of crimes in the conflict will go before special courts and could get reduced sentences if they confess. (more...)
Key US Republican threatens to block arms to Gulf
- June 28, 2017

As chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee , Corker has a unique perch in Congress to try to force the countries to a resolution because the top Republican and Democrat on the respective House and Senate committees informally sign off on arms deals before they are formally notified to Congress. (more...)
British PM Theresa May tells EU migrants: 'We want you to stay'
- June 27, 2017

Have you read Trendiee Today? Verhofstadt said in a statement: "The European Parliament will act to protect the rights of EU citizens in the United Kingdom and defend the integrity of European Union law, including the Charter of Fundamental Rights and its enforcement framework". (more...)
Several Sailors Found Dead After US Destroyer Collision Several Sailors Found Dead After US Destroyer Collision
- June 27, 2017

The seven sailors reported missing after their ship was hit by a merchant vessel, were located on June 17, 2017 . With the aid of tugboats, the badly damaged guided-missile destroyer Fitzgerald returned to its home port Yokosuka Naval Base, south of Tokyo, about 16 hours after the collision . (more...)
Pop Star & BIGBANG Member Taeyang Appointed as PyeongChang Olympics Ambassador Pop Star & BIGBANG Member Taeyang Appointed as PyeongChang Olympics Ambassador
- June 25, 2017

Such a collaboration could help the neighbors resume dialogue after a period of official silence. In South Korea, however, NBC would not be inviting guests to the Games and would instead be hosting them in the USA ski town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Zenkel said. (more...)
Sean Spicer Confirms WH 'Meeting with Potential People' for Press Vacancies
- June 24, 2017

When a reporter followed up by noting that 16 intelligence agencies believe that the Russians did interfere, and former FBI Director James Comey said as much in his congressional testimony, Spicer reiterated that he couldn't answer because he hadn't spoken with Trump. (more...)