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DOJ Backs Down From Overbroad J20 Warrant. But Problems Still Remain DOJ Backs Down From Overbroad J20 Warrant. But Problems Still Remain
- August 24, 2017

Federal prosecutors in Washington say in court papers Tuesday that a search warrant they obtained from a judge last month was focused exclusively on gathering evidence of a "premeditated riot". DreamHost characterized the DOJ's decision as a victory. A hearing is still scheduled for Thursday at 10 a.m.in Superior Court in Washington. As part of its case against the site, the DOJ served a sweeping warrant [ PDF ] on web-hosting company DreamHost , seeking virtually every piece of ... (more...)
SEA Games 29: Karate, athletics add golds for Vietnam SEA Games 29: Karate, athletics add golds for Vietnam
- August 24, 2017

Most recently at the World Championships in Budapest, Schooling notched 50.83 for bronze behind America's Caeleb Dressel and Hungary's Kristof Milak who earned gold and silver, respectively. It was a similar 1-2 finish for the women's triathlon after Claire Adorna, also a representative from the Philippines, bagged the silver medal. The last Filipino fencer to capture a gold medal in the regional meet was retired national athlete Wally Mendoza, who ruled the men's individual sabre contest ... (more...)
Eclipse glasses: Donate, toss or save for 2024? Eclipse glasses: Donate, toss or save for 2024?
- August 24, 2017

Those dark solar filters aren't good for much except viewing another eclipse, but that doesn't mean you should toss them. Hmmm. Or you can keep the glasses for the next US solar eclipse in 2024. They'll still be good the next time a total solar eclipse casts a shadow on the planet in July of 2019. Innovative Roofing and Siding Inc.is collecting eclipse glasses for Astronomers without Borders right here in Knoxville. (more...)
Why Trump's Phoenix rally puts Charlottesville back in the spotlight Why Trump's Phoenix rally puts Charlottesville back in the spotlight
- August 23, 2017

Law enforcement in the Valley is preparing for the possibility of protests, particularly after Trump's comments last week on the clash between white nationalists and protesters in Charlottesville that left one protester dead . Trump's approval rating is only at 33 percent in both Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and down to 36 percent in MI. The immigration issue has been a touchstone of Trump's throughout his campaign and the early days of his administration, centered on his promise to ... (more...)
Powerball jackpot hits $650M for Wednesday's drawing Powerball jackpot hits $650M for Wednesday's drawing
- August 23, 2017

The Virginia Lottery expects to sell more than 2.1 million Powerball tickets on Wednesday, the day of the drawing . The next drawing is Wednesday with the sales cut-off being 9:58 p.m. That makes it the third-largest prize in United States of America lottery history. The cash payout is $411.7 million, minus taxes. Another theory discussed at LottoNumbers.com is it may help to buy "overdue" numbers, that have never been in a winning Powerball drawing - or at least have not been ... (more...)
A CCTV footage shows Sasikala entering jail in civilian clothes A CCTV footage shows Sasikala entering jail in civilian clothes
- August 22, 2017

A month after senior officials confirmed that special privileges were being provided to AIADMK leader Sasikala who is now serving 4 jail term in the disproportionate assets case, a video has emerged that shows the politician entering the jail with a bag. (more...)
US, South Korea Seem to Scale Back War Games US, South Korea Seem to Scale Back War Games
- August 22, 2017

The annual drills antagonize Pyongyang, which sees them as practice for an invasion . North Korea , for its part, threatened to fire a salvo of missiles towards the U.S. They could be reduced if North Korea were to pursue denuclearization and cease ballistic missile tests, he said. "The dual freeze approach is China's attempt at buck passing and moral equivalency between USA actions and North Korean actions", Hass said. (more...)
Clouds Might Obscure Eclipse In Michigan Clouds Might Obscure Eclipse In Michigan
- August 22, 2017

By now you have no doubt heard about the Eclipse of the Century, the first total eclipse to occur in the United States since 1979 and the first to cross from coast to coast in 99 years. Remember that, to view the solar eclipse live, you need special glasses ! A few strong storms with gusty winds will be possible. The overnight low is expected to be near 57. (more...)
Knife attack injures 8 in Russian Federation, assailant killed by police Knife attack injures 8 in Russian Federation, assailant killed by police
- August 22, 2017

It is believed that the man suffered from psychiatric problems. Today, eight people were stabbed by an armed man in Russian Federation. Initial reports that said that eight people had been wounded have been lowered to seven, with two people confirmed to be in a serious condition. (more...)
United States visa changes to affect mainly Russian independent travelers, says authority United States visa changes to affect mainly Russian independent travelers, says authority
- August 22, 2017

The suspension is in response to Russian Federation ordering the U.S.to cut its embassy staff by two-thirds. "Because of the required drawdown of personnel, all nonimmigrant visa interviews countrywide will now be conducted at the U.S. The decision would come as a blow to Russian tourists, almost 250,000 of whom visited the US last year, according to The Associated Press. Outside the USA consulate in Yekaterinburg, in the Ural mountains, a Reuters reporter saw a man unsuccessfully ... (more...)
Oxford University employee and United States professor charged with murder in Chicago Oxford University employee and United States professor charged with murder in Chicago
- August 22, 2017

Cornell-Duranleau went to sleep in Lathem's apartment, at which point Lathem texted Warren that it was time to kill Cornell-Duranleau, prosecutors said. The body was discovered at around 8.30pm on July 27 after the building's front desk received an anonymous call that a crime had taken place on the tenth floor. (more...)
Erdogan calls on Turks in Germany to reject main parties - Standard Erdogan calls on Turks in Germany to reject main parties - Standard
- August 20, 2017

Relations between the two countries have turned increasingly hostile after Turkey arrested a German-Turkish journalist in February and Germany refused to allow Turkish government ministers to campaign for expatriate Turks' votes before a referendum giving Erdogan sweeping powers in April. (more...)
Six Police Officers Shot, One Fatally, In String Of Shootings Six Police Officers Shot, One Fatally, In String Of Shootings
- August 20, 2017

Sgt. Sam Howard was in grave condition, and police Chief Jeffrey O'Dell said "the prognosis does not look good". O'Dell said Everett Milller has been arrested and charged in the death of Baxter . Police says the officers heard gunshots when they approached the house and then a man came out firing a high-powered rifle. The officers returned fire, shooting the suspect twice. (more...)
Knife attack in Finland investigated as terror crimes, police say Knife attack in Finland investigated as terror crimes, police say
- August 20, 2017

At least two people were injured and eight others were wounded during a mass stabbing assault in Finland on Friday, Sky News reported . It was unclear if the incident was related to terrorism, said police, who shot at and arrested one man after the attack. (more...)
Thousands of Leftists Expected to Torpedo Boston Free Speech Rally Thousands of Leftists Expected to Torpedo Boston Free Speech Rally
- August 20, 2017

John Medlar , a spokesman for the Boston Free Speech Coalition organizing Saturday's event , told the Boston Globe that headliner Augustus Invictus , who was in Charlottesville, was asked not to attend and other speakers had dropped out. (more...)
How Did North Korea Get Nuclear Weapons?
- August 19, 2017

Mattis said the U.S. and Japan will demonstrate the strength of their alliance by continuing bilateral activities and by enhancing cooperation with South Korea . territory in the Pacific. A Japan Ground Self Defense Force's Type 90 tank fires during their joint exercise, named Northern Viper 17, with U.S. Marine Corps at Hokudaien exercise area in Eniwa, on the northern island of Hokkaido, Japan, August 16, 2017. (more...)
Missouri Dem: Heck no, I won't resign after calling for Trump's assassination Missouri Dem: Heck no, I won't resign after calling for Trump's assassination
- August 19, 2017

In response to the events in Charlottesville, Trump condemned the white supremacists , but insisted repeatedly that " both sides " shared blame in the violence that led up to the auto ramming. A spokesperson for the St. Louis Field Office of the Secret Service, Cathy Milhoan, said, "The Secret Service investigates all threats against the President, Vice President, and other protectees, whether they be direct, implied or comments in passing". (more...)
Nikki Haley: Iran Nuclear Deal Isn't 'Too Big to Fail' Nikki Haley: Iran Nuclear Deal Isn't 'Too Big to Fail'
- August 17, 2017

Haley, in a statement at the UN in NY, said the sanctions imposed by Trump were unrelated to the nuclear deal , under which the United States and other world powers agreed to lift most economic sanctions on Iran, according to RFE/RL. (more...)
Indian Army foils China's incursion bid in Ladakh Indian Army foils China's incursion bid in Ladakh
- August 16, 2017

These comments attributed to the Ministry of Defence and the Army came hours after Indian and Chinese soldiers were reportedly involved in an altercation in the Pangong Lake area, further raising tensions between the two countries. "The Chinese patrol refused to move when the Indian side first showed banners that they were in Indian territory, as per the settled drill". Due to the Doklam standoff, Beijing this year didn't hold a BPM on PLA Day either. (more...)
War with N.Korea not imminent
- August 15, 2017

The US and South Korean militaries are about to conduct another round of joint war games that will again fuel tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The value of North Korea's exports are down 13 per cent so far this year compared to 2016, a fall in value of about €1.5 billion. (more...)