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Amazon reportedly issues recall on some solar eclipse glasses Amazon reportedly issues recall on some solar eclipse glasses
- August 14, 2017

The only advice on what NOT to do is as follows: Don't search for eclipse glasses online and buy whatever comes up in the ads or the early search results - at least, not without doing some homework first. The ones I bought have all the right words printed on them: "meets the Transmission Requirements of ISO 12312-2" they say, before going on to list a slew of other standards allegedly met. (more...)
The New Zealand government has confirmed Barnaby Joyce is a citizen The New Zealand government has confirmed Barnaby Joyce is a citizen
- August 14, 2017

While Joyce has faced questions from journalists about his eligibility for some weeks, given his father was born in New Zealand, he told parliament he was "shocked" by the advice from the New Zealand high commission . Shortly after Ludlam's resignation, former Greens senator Larissa Waters discovered she was a dual citizen with Canada. The court is considering whether Matt Canavan, who stepped down as from his frontbench post as resources minister but not from the Senate, should be ... (more...)
Alexandria collision train drivers to be detained for 15 days Alexandria collision train drivers to be detained for 15 days
- August 14, 2017

At least 44 people were killed and almost 180 others injured after two trains collided near Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria, officials said. Other employees of the two trains and train station were released. One resident, Hoda, was standing on her rooftop when she saw the trains collide. Egyptians have long complained that successive governments failed to enforce basic safeguards for the railways, leading to a string of fatal crashes. (more...)
Hezbollah claims it discovered Israeli espionage device in Lebanon Hezbollah claims it discovered Israeli espionage device in Lebanon
- August 14, 2017

Addressing crowds in a ceremony marking the eleventh anniversary of the Divine Victory in 2006 July War, Sayyed Nasrallah said the game is now over in Syria, calling on some Lebanese sides who have been betting on the fall of the Syrian to quit on this idea. (more...)
Hundreds gather in Forsyth Park for 'Candlelight Vigil for Charlottesville'
- August 14, 2017

More than 200 people had said they were attending the vigil on Facebook as of 1:15 p.m. Sunday. "We will gather to support each other in our continued fight against white supremacy". "The gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville this weekend was a bad display of bigotry and hate that has simmered just below the surface for decades, but has been unleashed anew as racism and bigotry have found homes in the highest levels of government", the event page read. (more...)
Berkeley Man Fired Over Charlottesville Protest Berkeley Man Fired Over Charlottesville Protest
- August 14, 2017

White, who worked for the restaurant chain Top Dog, was the first person that the Twitter user exposed after the rally. White was later fired from his job. Those comments were criticized for not specifically calling out white supremacists and other groups involved in the Unite the Right rally. Photos of Cvjetanovic protesting circulated on social media, denouncing Cvjetanovic as a racist. (more...)
New Trump Ad Hits 'The President's Enemies' in Media, Congress New Trump Ad Hits 'The President's Enemies' in Media, Congress
- August 14, 2017

Maxine Waters , D-Calif., and Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md. Notably absent are photos of any Republicans, who Trump has not shied away from criticizing in recent weeks for failing to repeal Obamacare. A collage of journalists and news anchors - mostly with CNN and MSNBC - pop up on the screen. Anderson Cooper , Jake Tapper , Don Lemon , Erin Burnett , Joe Scarborough , Mika Brzezinski , Rachel Maddow , Chris Hayes and more show up there. (more...)
Reviving a thousand dreams, TN to get NEET respite this year Reviving a thousand dreams, TN to get NEET respite this year
- August 14, 2017

Since the past few weeks, the State government had intensely lobbied in Delhi for the NEET exemption. "A major share of the seats will go to CBSE students", Dr. Lashing out at the Centre and State governments on the latest development, DMK working president and Leader of Opposition in Tamil Nadu Assembly M.K. (more...)
Central Intelligence Agency chief says 'nothing imminent' in US-North Korea standoff Central Intelligence Agency chief says 'nothing imminent' in US-North Korea standoff
- August 14, 2017

Pompeo said it's clear North Korea's nuclear capabilities are progressing rapidly, but he downplayed any immediate risk to the United States. "We're not closer to war than a week ago but we are closer to war than we were a decade ago", McMaster said, adding that the Trump administration is prepared to deal militarily with North Korea if necessary. (more...)
(9:15 pm): Sheriff says three dead in Great Lakes Dragaway shooting (9:15 pm): Sheriff says three dead in Great Lakes Dragaway shooting
- August 14, 2017

Three people were shot dead at a drag race track in Wisconsin on Sunday, authorities said, but it was unclear who was responsible and what the motive might have been. "We're not aware of any danger to the community", Beth said. Beth said at least two of the men were from Aurora, Illinois. Investigators were on scene Sunday night trying to find out if there was any surveillance video and talking with witnesses, according to Beth. (more...)
Trump better president than Obama Trump better president than Obama
- August 14, 2017

President Trump did not mince words earlier this week responding to North Korea's provocations, saying the USA will respond with " fire and fury like the world has never seen". Colbert noted that he's not the only one wondering what could be tougher than the hell Trump threatened to rain down on Pyongyang, and cut to a clip from the press conference where the president suggested he didn't go far enough. (more...)
Insurers get more time to finalize 2018 Obamacare premiums requests Insurers get more time to finalize 2018 Obamacare premiums requests
- August 14, 2017

Sixty percent of respondents said that Trump and Republicans are responsible for the Affordable Care Act, but only 36 percent of Republicans and Trump supporters agreed with that proposition, with 56 percent and 53 percent, respectively, saying Democrats and former President Barack Obama are responsible. (more...)
Death toll reaches 49 with 17 more missing in floods, landslides Death toll reaches 49 with 17 more missing in floods, landslides
- August 14, 2017

Shankar Hari Acharya, the chief of Nepal's national emergency centre, said on Sunday that thousands were forced to move to higher grounds. More than 100 hotels have been partially submerged in Chitwan. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, six persons were killed in Sunsari district in southern Nepal. A central command post has been formed to intensify rescue operations. (more...)
State Police lieutenant, trooper-pilot killed in helicopter crash identified State Police lieutenant, trooper-pilot killed in helicopter crash identified
- August 14, 2017

The grieving father highlighted his son's achievements, including working as a security detail protecting McAuliffe for two years before starting his new position. "Everybody that goes into the line of work knows this might happen, but of course you hope it never will", said Henrico County Deputy Sheriff Miles Turner. (more...)
Local Rally In Solidarity With Charlottesville Local Rally In Solidarity With Charlottesville
- August 14, 2017

Hundreds gathered in Burlington's City Hall Park in solidarity on Sunday night including a woman from Charlottesville named Lisa Green. One person was killed and close to 30 people were injured after a vehicle driven by an alleged Nazi sympathizer slammed into a crowd of counterprotestors. (more...)
Commonwealth Bank CEO to retire by mid 2018 Commonwealth Bank CEO to retire by mid 2018
- August 14, 2017

CBA's chairman Catherine Livingstone said the board had made a decision to bring forward details of its succession planning to deal with "speculation and questions about his tenure". "Consumers should not be sold products that provide little or no benefit, and banks should have processes in place that ensure this", Kell said. Narev will be paid A$5.71 million for the year ending June 2017, down 35 percent from last year's A$8.77 million. (more...)
Venezuela leader Maduro wants to meet Trump in NYC Venezuela leader Maduro wants to meet Trump in NYC
- August 14, 2017

Trump said Friday that he wouldn't rule out a "military option" in response to the crisis. Argentinean worldwide law expert Paola de Simons told Xinhua that Trump was sending out "a warning, (as a) foreign threat, which belongs to what were decades ago". (more...)
Trump Moves To Crack Down On Chinese Intellectual Property Practices Trump Moves To Crack Down On Chinese Intellectual Property Practices
- August 14, 2017

Trump will direct U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to determine if an investigation is warranted of "any of China's laws, policies, practices or actions that may be unreasonable or discriminatory, and that may be harming American intellectual property, innovation and technology", the official said. (more...)
4 dead during suspected jihadist attack in Burkina Faso 4 dead during suspected jihadist attack in Burkina Faso
- August 14, 2017

Seventeen people have been killed in a restaurant attack in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou, the government said. A paramedic told AFP that one of the victims was a Turkish national. Gunmen from the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) group attacked the Splendid hotel and the Cappuccino restaurant opposite, both popular with Westerners, sparking a protracted standoff with security forces. (more...)
Hellen Obiri wins 5000 metres with astonishing last lap Hellen Obiri wins 5000 metres with astonishing last lap
- August 14, 2017

It was her 16th medal overall. Poland came third in 3:25.41 to take bronze. With a last lap of 60.11, Obiri crossed the finish line in 14:34.87 to secure her first global outdoor title, punching the air in delight. For much of the race, many spectators would have assumed that the gold medal was going to be hers. Semenya, 26, is the 2016 Olympic and 2009 world champion and is poised to inherit two more golds after Russian doper Mariya Savinova-Farnosova was stripped of her 2012 Olympic and ... (more...)

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