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Dunford reassures South Korean allies at Combined Forces Command Dunford reassures South Korean allies at Combined Forces Command
- August 15, 2017

The ban will take effect from Tuesday, China's Ministry of Commerce announced. The top US military officer is warning during a trip to Seoul that the United States is ready to use the "full range" of its military capabilities to defend itself and its allies from North Korea. (more...)
WH Aide Omarosa Has Tense Exchange at Black Journalist Convention WH Aide Omarosa Has Tense Exchange at Black Journalist Convention
- August 13, 2017

The NABJ has long invited members of the White House administration to participate in its conference, the group said in an earlier statement to TheWrap, however given the current climate, Omarosa -who now serves as Director of Communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison - was a particularly polarizing choice. (more...)
Kenya Opposition Coalition Will 'Not Be Party' To Polls Announcement Kenya Opposition Coalition Will 'Not Be Party' To Polls Announcement
- August 12, 2017

The official results show Kenyatta achieving re-election comfortably, with a lead of more than 1.4 million votes over his principal challenger, Raila Odinga. "Nobody should think this is the end of the matter", he said. He also lost the 2013 vote to Kenyatta and took allegations of vote-tampering to the Supreme Court, which rejected his case. (more...)
Exeter Hospital Partially Evacuated After Staff Members Became Ill Exeter Hospital Partially Evacuated After Staff Members Became Ill
- August 12, 2017

Aerial footage from the scene shows more than a dozen people in beds set up in a cordoned-off area of the lawn across the parking lot from the hospital. The Epping Fire Department investigated the possibility of a carbon monoxide problem, according to CBS . Patients and other staff members in the hospital's operating room later became ill, she said. (more...)
Eric Bolling Plans to Sue HuffPost Contributor Yashar Ali Over Harassment Story Eric Bolling Plans to Sue HuffPost Contributor Yashar Ali Over Harassment Story
- August 11, 2017

Bolling is represented by Michael Bowe - a lawyer from the same firm as Marc Kasowitz , President Trump's personal attorney until July. Fox News suspended Bolling as it investigates the accusations. We stand by his reporting". She said Ali's story had 14 sources. HuffPost also said it had "no hesitation" to financially stand by Ali, who is a paid freelancer under contract with the news organization. (more...)
Mega Millions jackpot up to $393 million Mega Millions jackpot up to $393 million
- August 11, 2017

The Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots have never been this high at the same time. The Mega Millions runs every Tuesday and Friday before The Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11. According to Allstate's data science team - about 1 in 75 quadrillion. Because if you're going to dream of winning a lottery fortune, why not dream of winning two? Staten Island has had its share of lottery winners, including the "Fabulous 9" from Eger Health Care , Powerball winners in 2014 and a Staten ... (more...)
Canada should replicate leaked United States climate report, expert recommends
- August 10, 2017

In the case of climate scientists, the reason for calling greater public attention to a compilation of climate-science studies was to prevent suppression or heavy editing from the Trump administration's horde of climate-change deniers. Scientists said in the report that human interaction has a direct correlation to the impact of climate change, a notion Mr. Trump once said was "a hoax " created by China. (more...)
Four Palestinians wounded in Israel air attacks on Gaza Four Palestinians wounded in Israel air attacks on Gaza
- August 10, 2017

Israel says attacks carried out after rockets were fired out of Gaza, a claim that Hamas denies . "No injuries have been reported ", the IDF said on Twitter. "The fourth person, a 26-year-old, is in serious condition". He said that Israeli F16 warplanes bombed a site northwest of Gaza City and another to the west of the city causing damage to both sites and to civilian homes nearby. (more...)
Russia Calls For De-Escalation Of Tensions On Korean Peninsula - Finance News Russia Calls For De-Escalation Of Tensions On Korean Peninsula - Finance News
- August 10, 2017

The two top officials discussed the Ukraine situation and several other issues of interest to the two countries. We hope that our contacts with the United States will continue also in relation to other aspects, both military and political, of the Syrian settlement. (more...)
Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus found in North Branford Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus found in North Branford
- August 09, 2017

Apply mosquito larvicide, sometimes called mosquito "dunks", to areas of standing water that can not be drained. There have not been any human cases in CT this summer. Young children, adults older than 50, and people with compromised immune systems are said to be most vulnerable to contracting the West Nile Virus. (more...)
Israel's Netanyahu 'wouldn't have to resign' if indicted on corruption charges Israel's Netanyahu 'wouldn't have to resign' if indicted on corruption charges
- August 08, 2017

A former top aide to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will testify on behalf of state prosecutors in two graft cases in which the Israeli prime minister has been questioned as a suspect, a Justice Ministry source said on Friday. If Harow gives evidence against his former boss, it would increase the chances of Netanyahu facing charges. Police have been questioning Netanyahu for months over the cases, but have released few details. (more...)
Chinese tourists arrested for Hitler salutes in Germany Chinese tourists arrested for Hitler salutes in Germany
- August 08, 2017

Berlin police said in a statement that two male tourists, aged 36 and 49, were using their smartphones to photograph each other engaging in the salutes before the historic site, which is home to Germany's parliament. Hitler used the blaze as an excuse to crack down on freedoms in the country. A police spokesman said that the Chinese tourists were allowed to leave Germany during the investigation into their illegal actions. (more...)
Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots both top $300 million Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots both top $300 million
- August 08, 2017

But Powerball wasn't the only game to have a jackpot roll. "The annuity would be 29 payments over the next 29 years totaling $323 million, or there's the cash option of $199 million", Nesbitt said. The most recent big Mega Millions win - $536 million in July 2016 - was the third-largest in the game's history, and the seventh-largest in US history. (more...)
Europe and US on a collision course over Iran nuclear deal
- August 06, 2017

Rouhani had won the presidential elections by a huge margin in May this year. The US says the sanctions relate to Iran's missile programme and alleged support for terror groups but Tehran says they violate the nuclear deal . "The enemy's hostility has made us more resistant", the supreme leader said. National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun pointed out Iran has enjoyed positive effects, including economic growth, from the agreement on its nuclear program two years ago. (more...)
Venezuela: Abducted Mayor Returned to House Arrest, Leopoldo López Remains Imprisoned Venezuela: Abducted Mayor Returned to House Arrest, Leopoldo López Remains Imprisoned
- August 06, 2017

Ortega said she was blocked from entering her Public Ministry on Saturday morning by government forces who shoved her and impeded her entry using their shields. The assembly said Tarek William Saab, a staunch government supporter and a Maduro loyalist, would replace Ortega Diaz as Venezuela's attorney general. (more...)
Sun and storms at times through the weekend Sun and storms at times through the weekend
- August 06, 2017

It was a long week of humidity, heavy rain, flooding, and severe thunderstorms. The airmass will be warm & humid across the area Sunday , and showers and storms will be likely especially in the afternoon. The week begins wet, as the next wave tracks across the state, bringing a good chance for rain. This storm exits early Tuesday and sunshine will return midweek along with high temps in the low 80s. (more...)
Rahul escapes unhurt as alleged BJP men attack his auto in Gujarat Rahul escapes unhurt as alleged BJP men attack his auto in Gujarat
- August 05, 2017

Later, as he reached Lal Chowk in Dhanera he met with crowds showing him black flags and shouting slogans for Prime Minister Modi while protesting against him. The protesters also pelted stones on his auto and smashed down its windows stones. "Such incidents happen so that you don't ask real questions". Earlier, the Congress shared several pictures on social media where Rahul Gandhi was seen meeting with people hit by flood in Gujarat. (more...)
Man Allegedly Held Woman, Two Children Captive in Home for Years Man Allegedly Held Woman, Two Children Captive in Home for Years
- August 04, 2017

A caller was concerned that no one had seen any of the family members for some time. They told deputies they had been held against their will for more than two years, according to the sheriff's office. The woman, 32, is being treated at a medical facility. The sheriff's office said the victims told deputies that they had not been allowed to leave the home for at least two years. (more...)
Donald Trump signs bill imposing sanctions on Russian Federation over 'election meddling' Donald Trump signs bill imposing sanctions on Russian Federation over 'election meddling'
- August 03, 2017

According to the Post , Trump Jr. initially planned to release a statement with the full truth about the meeting as soon as the news broke, but President Trump chose to say the meeting focused on adoptions instead. "The president did not draft the response", Sekulow said . Trump's personal lawyer Jay Sekulow , who has been handling inquiries into ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, had previously denied Trump's involvement in drafting the initial statement. (more...)
Lawsuit accuses White House of working with Fox News on false story Lawsuit accuses White House of working with Fox News on false story
- August 03, 2017

Investigator Rod Wheeler is suing Fox for defamation, claiming the network made up quotes linking the July 2016 murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich to the WikiLeaks scandal. " Fox's marginalization of Mr. Wheeler is simply part of its systemic pattern and practice of discriminating against people of color", the suit says. (more...)