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Court Rules Alabama Teacher-Student Sex Law Unconstitutional Court Rules Alabama Teacher-Student Sex Law Unconstitutional
- August 11, 2017

The judge's decision comes after Witt was charged in March last year with having sex with the students aged between 16 and 19 years old while working as a teacher at Decatur High School . State prosecutors, AL.com reported, have argued the law is constitutional and created to protect students. CBS affiliate WHNT reports that Thompson ruled that prosecutors must prove that the teacher used a "position of authority" to "coerce, groom, or otherwise obtain the illegitimate consent of the ... (more...)
Former All Black Charles Piutau to become world rugby's highest-paid player Former All Black Charles Piutau to become world rugby's highest-paid player
- August 11, 2017

Piutau will join Lam at Ashton Gate Stadium next season after his two-year contract with Ulster expires. The reason for paying the versatile back so much is down to the fact that Bristol are not now in the Premiership - though they could well have already been promoted by the time the 25-year-old actually arrives at Ashton Gate. (more...)
Government to rush bill to make plebiscite campaign hate Government to rush bill to make plebiscite campaign hate
- August 11, 2017

Same-sex marriage is a highly politicized issue in the country, and experts said the postal vote was a highly unusual, perhaps unique, path for Australia to pursue. "This is a vote because some in the Coalition can never countenance equality and they are never going to change their minds". "There are no constitutional or legal reasons to hold this nationwide vote whatsoever". (more...)
The eScan & Xiaomi Controversy: Security flaws, vulnerabilities and a lot of accusations The eScan & Xiaomi Controversy: Security flaws, vulnerabilities and a lot of accusations
- August 11, 2017

All of the device's physical keys will be included on the right, while a SIM card tray will be available on the left side of this phone. The stable version of the update can be downloaded over the air from the device's setting . Moreover, these items do not typically generate many jobs in India as they are mostly raw materials such as iron ore, cotton and so on. It remains to be seen which features exactly this smartphone will be getting with Android 7.0 Nougat. (more...)
Hope for health care? Hope for health care?
- August 11, 2017

The failure of the U.S. Senate to repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act is fantastic news for this small business owner. Almost 41% of the 6.3 million people who bought off-marketplace plans in 2015 had incomes from 100% to 400% of the federal poverty level, according to a new study in Health Affairs. (more...)
USA bombers with Korea, Japan jets show ready to 'Fight Tonight' USA bombers with Korea, Japan jets show ready to 'Fight Tonight'
- August 11, 2017

Andersen Air Force Base on Guam is where the USA keeps its B1-B bombers deployed to the Asia Pacific. "If there's really a threat coming, then we'll be able to advise the community and ask support from the Philippine government regarding evacuation and other contingency measures", de Borja said. (more...)
Navy Secretary defends trans troops as 'patriots' Navy Secretary defends trans troops as 'patriots'
- August 11, 2017

He did not consult with the Pentagon before tweeting about the policy. "I got a lot of votes". "I think I'm doing the military a great favor ". I think I've had great support, or I've had great support from that community. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of five transgender women who are serving openly, says a ban would violate the women's constitutional rights. Additionally, a 2016 study commissioned by the Department of Defense to study this very issue found that an "exceedingly small ... (more...)
NCP skips joint Opposition meet called by Congress President Sonia Gandhi NCP skips joint Opposition meet called by Congress President Sonia Gandhi
- August 11, 2017

All eyes were on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as she left for New Delhi on Thursday for what she said a "courtesy meeting" with the newly-elected President of India, Ram Nath Kovind. However, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said the "agenda was to thank the presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the Opposition parties", reported ANI . (more...)
Willis Lease Finance Corporation (WLFC) CFO Buys 500 Shares of Stock
- August 11, 2017

Analyst research firms are expressing bullish stance on Air Lease Corporation (NYSE:AL)'s near-term growth potential. Amalgamated Bank augmented its holdings by buying 3,446 shares an increase of 24.7% from 03/31/2017 to 06/30/2017. Air Lease Corporation's payout ratio is now 8.70%. Finally, Strs Ohio raised its stake in shares of Willis Lease Finance Corporation by 5.8% in the second quarter. (more...)
LuAnn De Lesseps' RHONY Marriage Comments Are So Uncomfortable Now LuAnn De Lesseps' RHONY Marriage Comments Are So Uncomfortable Now
- August 11, 2017

This prompts the former countess to admit that it was the reason why she made a decision to stay in the hotel the night before the reunion special was filmed. (It's possible I blacked out and misheard her, but I'm pretty sure that's what she said.) Oh wait, a second later she's back to trash-talking Tins' lack of gratitude, so okay, we're back on track. (more...)
WeChat, Weibo, and Tieba investigated for breaching regulations WeChat, Weibo, and Tieba investigated for breaching regulations
- August 11, 2017

President Xi Jinping has made China's "cyber sovereignty" a top priority and has also reasserted the ruling party's role in limiting and guiding online discussion. Baidu said it felt " deep regret " over the content and will "actively cooperate with government departments to rectify the issue and increase the intensity of auditing". (more...)
Two Trains Collide in Egypt Leaving at Least 28 Dead, 80 Injured Two Trains Collide in Egypt Leaving at Least 28 Dead, 80 Injured
- August 11, 2017

In pictures circulated on social media, almost a dozen wounded and dead can be seen lying next to the crash site covered in blankets. The head of the ambulance service in the city's western sector, Dr Mohamed Abu Homs, said the collision took place in the western suburb of Khorshid. (more...)
Morocco officially launch bid for 2026 World Cup Morocco officially launch bid for 2026 World Cup
- August 11, 2017

Friday is the deadline for submitting the bids for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. A 2026 World Cup that in some way involves the United States as a host has seemed like a certainty for years now, and in April a joint bid with Mexico and Canada was announced . (more...)
Canada sends soldiers to migrant border crossing Canada sends soldiers to migrant border crossing
- August 11, 2017

The Canadian military said in a statement Wednesday that the soldiers will help the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canada Border Services Agency at the site. Under pressure to provide shelter for so many people, CBC reported that Montreal's "old Royal Victoria Hospital, which closed in 2015, will also be opened up to new arrivals" and capable of hosting at 320 asylum seekers. (more...)
Man charged in Indiana officer's slaying due in court
- August 11, 2017

Aaron Allan multiple times after flipping his auto near the intersection of Madison Avenue and Maynard Drive on the afternoon of Thursday, July 27. A Marion County judge entered a not guilty plea Wednesday on behalf of 28-year-old Jason D. (more...)
BMW falls seven stories BMW falls seven stories
- August 11, 2017

Her care went through retention wires on the seventh floor and hit the building across the alley as it fell, rupturing a gas line. The SUV is seen driving slowly through an alley when it comes to a stop. Burch said he could only imagine what his mother was thinking when he told her he had to go since a vehicle had just fallen on him. On Sept. 12, 2016, another vehicle went over the side of the same parking garage, but was suspended by a wire. (more...)
Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's motorcade crushes 12-year-old in Pakistan Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's motorcade crushes 12-year-old in Pakistan
- August 11, 2017

He said after winning the election on September 17 Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will leave the top post for Begum Kulsoom. Sharif had defeated Rashid with a huge margin in 2013. "I have been sent home only for not drawing salary from my son's company". Someone should tell me what corruption charges I am facing. In a message posted on Twitter, Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz expressed sorrow over the incident, stating that local authorities have been directed to provide assistance ... (more...)
U.S. says Iran not in compliance with nuclear deal U.S. says Iran not in compliance with nuclear deal
- August 11, 2017

Iranian lawmakers had passed the single-urgency motion with 93 percent of the votes, referring it to the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee for further consultation with different state organizations and legislative bodies, Naqavi Hosseini said. (more...)
ISIS sent terror money to USA operatives through eBay, PayPal ISIS sent terror money to USA operatives through eBay, PayPal
- August 11, 2017

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal , an American man convicted for his ties to ISIS said during his interrogation he used sales on eBay as cover for transferring money into the USA, where it was supposed to be used to fund terror attacks. (more...)
Trump's even more mixed message on North Korea Trump's even more mixed message on North Korea
- August 11, 2017

President Donald Trump will return to NY next week, part of his 17-day working vacation, where he will stay overnight at Trump Tower for the first time since he became the 45 US president. The threat of nuclear war is steeply on the rise. That language inevitably will inspire speculation that Trump is considering a preemptive strike to eliminate North Korea's nuclear weapons. (more...)

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