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Metro Atlanta schools districts face school bus driver shortage Metro Atlanta schools districts face school bus driver shortage
- August 10, 2017

Ten school buses that failed a state police inspection last week all passed a second inspection on Wednesday. Hopkins is a bus driver trainer for the Bowling Green Independent School District in Kentucky. TPSD's bus fleet includes 74 buses, and the district employs more than 100 bus drivers and monitors. Motorists should proceed with caution only after passengers have cleared the roadway, the stop arm is canceled and the flashing red lights are deactivated. (more...)
VW offers discounts against dirty old diesels in Germany VW offers discounts against dirty old diesels in Germany
- August 10, 2017

The VW brand said it would offer buyers trading in an old diesel a discount on cars meeting the latest Euro 6 emissions standard, ranging from €2,000 (RM10,000) on its up! compact cars to €10,000 for a Touareg SUV. Carmakers pledged such incentives last week in a deal with German officials to overhaul software in more than 5 million diesel cars to try to avert a ban on diesel fueled vehicles after the emissions cheating scandal . (more...)
South Korean Military is Ready to Act Against Every North Korean Provocation South Korean Military is Ready to Act Against Every North Korean Provocation
- August 10, 2017

Moon met high-ranking military officers, including new Army Chief of Staff Kim Yong-woo and Air Force Chief of Staff Lee Wang-keun, who were appointed by the President on Tuesday amid a reshuffle of key military positions. The South Korean capital, Seoul, is within range of massed North Korean rockets and artillery, which would be impossible to destroy in a first USA strike. (more...)
Dextera Surgical Inc. (DXTR) Shares Gap Down on Analyst Downgrade
- August 10, 2017

Bernard A. Hausen, M.D., PhD holds 820,495 (5.68% of shares outstanding) and Stephen A. Yencho, PhD holds 554,138 (3.84% of shares outstanding). A low price-to-sales ratio, typically less than 1.0, is considered a good value. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 7.19% of the company's stock. Returns and Valuations for Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ:ARRY) Cheap From Peers? ARRY comes in with a P/S ratio of 8.53 that's greater than 1, potentially implying that it could be expensive ... (more...)
Guam: Tiny Island Thrust Into the Center of North Korea Dispute Guam: Tiny Island Thrust Into the Center of North Korea Dispute
- August 10, 2017

South Korea's won dropped 0.9 percent against the US dollar to its lowest close since July 13. In Europe, France's CAC 40 fell 1.6 percent to 5,135 while Germany's DAX was down 1.3 percent at 12,133. Pyongyang's continued missile tests have raised tensions on the Korean peninsula and hardened the rhetoric of Donald Trump's administration, which has hinted at the possibility of pre-emptive strikes against North Korea. (more...)
France calls on all sides to de-escalate North Korea situation France calls on all sides to de-escalate North Korea situation
- August 10, 2017

Britain's FTSE 100 sank 0.7 percent to 7,447.21. The United States and its allies have the demonstrated capabilities and unquestionable commitment to defend themselves from an attack, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today in a statement. (more...)
Turkey detains Russian 'planning drone attack on U.S. warplane' Turkey detains Russian 'planning drone attack on U.S. warplane'
- August 10, 2017

Bakiev also admitted to surveying the area to prepare for an attack, according to police. Dogan said Bakiev is suspected of carrying out reconnaissance work for the plot related to Incirlik while he had also made preparations for a plot to attack a religious center in Adana city. (more...)
Valley congressman rebukes Trump's 'reckless' response to North Korea threat Valley congressman rebukes Trump's 'reckless' response to North Korea threat
- August 10, 2017

Tensions were ratcheted up this week when the US president responded to news that Pyongyang had developed miniaturized nuclear warheads with a drastic warning that he would meet their continued threats with "fire and fury like the world has never seen". (more...)
Half of Republicans would back postponing 2020 election if Trump proposed it Half of Republicans would back postponing 2020 election if Trump proposed it
- August 10, 2017

Seventy-three percent think voter fraud happens somewhat to very often. Pollsters found 47 percent of Republicans think Trump won the popular vote. Of course this is still hypothetical. And this is to say nothing of the various legal and constitutional complications that would immediately become clear. (more...)
Trump's unjustified boast about US nuke power Trump's unjustified boast about US nuke power
- August 10, 2017

Most of us had assumed that Trump could not start a war (nuclear of conventional) without some sort of approval from either Congress or his National Security Council or the Joints Chiefs of Staff or someone with an ounce of rationality that could tell him, "No". (more...)
Mahama calls for calm in Kenya ahead of knife-edged elections Mahama calls for calm in Kenya ahead of knife-edged elections
- August 10, 2017

The Government of Kenya should urge all parties to maintain the highest standards of behaviour before, during and after Tuesday's elections to avoid a repeat of the 2007 violence, three United Nations rights experts have urged. The build up to the Kenyan elections is reported tense as tens of foreign election observers including NPP's Peter Mac Manu are reported to have been deported from the country. (more...)
RMR Advisors LLC Lowers Position in Cedar Realty Trust, Inc. (CDR)
- August 10, 2017

Any way you dice it, a dip below $17.85 a share would be very bad news for DOC's technical picture in the near-term. Jefferies maintained the stock with " Hold " rating in Monday, July 24 report. It fall, as 40 investors sold FRT shares while 119 reduced holdings. Finally, Exane Derivatives raised its position in Digital Realty Trust by 157.3% in the first quarter. (more...)
North Korea and the Trump Administration's Foreign Policy Dysfunction
- August 10, 2017

Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio sounded deep concern over the situation with North Korea and say all options should be on the table, including a USA military strike. "Instead, the United States must face down this threat by leading with a firm, thoughtful strategy that unifies the worldwide community and engages China against North Korea's unacceptable aggression". (more...)
Two lottery jackpots top $350 million this week Two lottery jackpots top $350 million this week
- August 10, 2017

With no grand prize victor in Wednesday night's drawing, the Powerball jackpot will climb for the drawing on Saturday, August 12. This week, officials said, marked the first time that jackpots for the Powerball and Mega Millions games were both over $300 million at the same time . (more...)
Colorado's wind power soars; state ranks in the top 10 Colorado's wind power soars; state ranks in the top 10
- August 10, 2017

Wind power additions continued at a rapid clip in 2016: $13 billion was invested in new wind power plants in 2016. In 2016, wind supplied about 6 per cent of U.S. That includes 12 projects that have won competitive lease auctions from the Department of Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), including the Skipjack Wind Farm, South Fork Wind Farm, and Vineyard Wind. (more...)
Bill Murray reduced to tears Bill Murray reduced to tears
- August 10, 2017

In typically " Groundhog Day " fashion, Bill Murray couldn't see the Broadway play just once. The actor went to see the " Groundhog Day " musical on Wedesday night, which is exactly what he did on Tuesday night too. Murray was reportedly weeping at the end of the Tuesday performance, saying later in an interview: "The idea that we just have to try again. It's such a lovely, powerful idea", Bill said of the show's message. (more...)
Stephen Miller Calls Trump The 'Most Gifted Politician' Of Our Time Stephen Miller Calls Trump The 'Most Gifted Politician' Of Our Time
- August 10, 2017

Delgado. A "mistress" and former Trump campaign staffer recently compared her "baby daddy" to former Senator John Edwards . "After spending this past week with my family... For her part, in the last 12 hours A.J. has gone on a Twitter tirade railing on Miller, saying, "I'm not sure what Jason means that he and his wife are excited to welcome Will". (more...)
In Egypt, shot the auto cops: several dead In Egypt, shot the auto cops: several dead
- August 10, 2017

State-run newspaper Al-Ahram newspaper said Wednesday that authorities are hunting the militants who opened fire on the policemen as they were riding in a private vehicle. Over the past years, militants have been carrying out anti-government activities and fatal attacks, taking advantage of the turmoil caused in Egypt after the democratically-elected president, Mohamed Morsi , was ousted in a coup in July 2013. (more...)
Scaramucci: Reporter Who Taped Phone Call Is 'Linda Tripp of 2017' Scaramucci: Reporter Who Taped Phone Call Is 'Linda Tripp of 2017'
- August 10, 2017

Tripp had worked in both the Bush 41 and Clinton White House, and then worked in the Pentagon alongside Lewinsky when the former White House intern opened up to her about her affair with Bill Clinton . Lizza did not immediately respond to TPM's request for comment, but he has maintained Scaramucci knew the bulk of the call was on the record . In the now infamous phone call that took place on July 26, Scramaucci railed on his colleagues. (more...)
US, North Korea have few channels by which to resolve crises US, North Korea have few channels by which to resolve crises
- August 10, 2017

Japan and South Korea vowed a strong reaction if the North were to go through with the plan. Their location in a US territory means its military is just hours from potential flashpoints in the western Pacific. A day after evoking the use of overwhelming USA military might, President Trump touted America's atomic supremacy. The former Marine Corps four-star general said the size and scope of the American military's arsenal, both in conventional and nuclear capabilities, will leave North Korea ... (more...)