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Navy relieves top Fitzgerald officers, posthumously promotes fallen sailors Navy relieves top Fitzgerald officers, posthumously promotes fallen sailors
- August 18, 2017

The Navy's report on the immediate aftermath provides a harrowing account of United States sailors attempting to escape a rapidly flooding sleeping area that filled with water within minutes after the cargo ship's bow tore a hole in the side of the Fitzgerald. (more...)
Florida woman accused of driving drunk with unrestrained child in back seat Florida woman accused of driving drunk with unrestrained child in back seat
- August 18, 2017

A 31-year-old Florida woman is accused of driving drunk with an unrestrained toddler in the back seat. Lerma almost hit four cars, the driver said. A deputy said when he spotted Lerma's vehicle, she was driving in between lanes "occupying both the left and right lanes simultaneously". (more...)
Young leaders of massive 2014 Hong Kong protests get prison Young leaders of massive 2014 Hong Kong protests get prison
- August 18, 2017

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong, right, and Nathan Law, left, speak outside the high court before a ruling on a prosecution request for stiffer sentences following a lower court decision that let them avoid prison in Hong Kong on Thursday, Aug. (more...)
Hong Kong Activists Jailed For Role In 2014 'Umbrella' Protests Hong Kong Activists Jailed For Role In 2014 'Umbrella' Protests
- August 18, 2017

The three were found guilty previous year of leading or encouraging an illegal rally in September 2014 that kicked off the " Umbrella Movement " protests that captured world headlines. The sentencing of the three protest leaders capped an emotional week for the city's embattled democracy activists, with one Democratic Party member being accused Tuesday of falsifying an account of abduction and torture by Chinese agents. (more...)
Thankyouverymuch For Nothing: Elvis Estate Treats Fans of The King Like Peasants Thankyouverymuch For Nothing: Elvis Estate Treats Fans of The King Like Peasants
- August 18, 2017

Similar tributes are being held at Graceland where he is buried and around the world. Elvis died suddenly at age 42 on August 16, 1977 from heart failure after battling health problems including weight gain and a dependency on prescription drugs. (more...)
South Korea's president says nuclear crisis must 'absolutely be solved peacefully' South Korea's president says nuclear crisis must 'absolutely be solved peacefully'
- August 18, 2017

Beijing has grown increasingly exasperated with its wayward neighbour, but fears instability and the prospect of U.S. troops on its border in a united Korea. Japan will seek further reassurance from Washington in meetings between Japan's defense chief and foreign minister and their US counterparts on Thursday. (more...)
Thor Star Chris Hemsworth Was Weirdly Shaken Meeting Chris Pratt! Thor Star Chris Hemsworth Was Weirdly Shaken Meeting Chris Pratt!
- August 18, 2017

When asked about the last time you were intimidated by another man, Hemsworth replied, "The first time I really met Chris Pratt-and went on set with him and the Guardians-I was weirdly shaken". When two superstar Chrises meet, it's not surprising to hear the ground quakes and a man-crush is born. I have to drop the facade.' You know, she's Cate Blanchett , for God's sake! "There's quite a feeling of wanting to impress her", he continued. (more...)
Trump disbands manufacturing council amid fallout over Charlottesville response Trump disbands manufacturing council amid fallout over Charlottesville response
- August 18, 2017

You can't change history, but you can learn from it. His point was that both Washington and Jefferson were slave-owners, so should they, as he put it, "lose their status" as well. On Monday, the President had condemned white nationalists by name after his first, ambiguous statement triggered an outrage in mainstream media. " Racism and murder are unequivocally reprehensible and are not morally equivalent to anything else that happened in Charlottesville ". (more...)
'White Lives Matter' rally host responds to cancellation of event 'White Lives Matter' rally host responds to cancellation of event
- August 18, 2017

Throngs of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members clashed with counterprotesters this past weekend in Charlottesville, home to the University of Virginia. Wiginton said he and lawyers will be seeking legal action regarding this issue in consideration to their first amendment rights. "One of the important things when you're looking at this is to recognize that sometimes law enforcement does have information the rest of us aren't privy to", he says. (more...)
Van Plows Into Crowd Of Pedestrians In Barcelona, Spain Van Plows Into Crowd Of Pedestrians In Barcelona, Spain
- August 18, 2017

FC Barcelona , the city's professional soccer club, tweeted that they are "saddened by the attack on our city". Police have reportedly arrested a suspect following a van attack in Spain's Barcelona city centre. In an incident now being treated by police as a terrorist attack , a van drove into pedestrians on La Rambla de Barcelona promenade in the Catalan capital on August, Thursday 17, reported " El paĆ­s ". (more...)
Senate anger at Hanson over burqa ban 'stunt' Senate anger at Hanson over burqa ban 'stunt'
- August 18, 2017

Caption: Australian Senator Pauline Hanson wears a burqa in Parliament as she calls for a burqa ban. At the very moment Labor was challenging the legitimacy of the Turnbull government in the lower house, its senators were on their feet applauding the government's upper house leader, George Brandis . (more...)
Forces within greater threat to India than China or Pakistan: Farooq Abdullah Forces within greater threat to India than China or Pakistan: Farooq Abdullah
- August 18, 2017

They said that people in the Kashmir Valley always illustrated religious tolerance and would continue to do so in future. "Its objective was to forge an alliance with the Indian National Congress to attain power", they said. His comments came two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached out to Kashmiris in his Independence Day speech, saying their problems can not be addressed by either bullets or by abuses but by embracing all Kashmiris. (more...)
Trevor Rosenthal (elbow) placed on the 10-day DL by St. Louis Trevor Rosenthal (elbow) placed on the 10-day DL by St. Louis
- August 18, 2017

Louis for testing after allowing a homer to Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts on a 91.4 miles per hour fastball. The Cardinals recalled Luke Weaver to take Rosenthal's place on the active roster. This will be Weaver's third stint with the Cardinals' big-league club this season. Cardinals relievers threw 32 pitches in the fateful ninth inning capped by Mookie Betts' walk-off double, but only 16 pitches were called for strikes and two batters walked. (more...)
Israeli leader criticized for response to Charlottesville Israeli leader criticized for response to Charlottesville
- August 18, 2017

But they were also troubled by Trump's reaction. In an off-the-rails news conference on Tuesday, Trump said "both sides" deserve blame for violence that erupted in Charlottesville , Va., over the weekend during a white nationalist rally. (more...)
USA and Japan warn North Korea of consequences if it attacks first USA and Japan warn North Korea of consequences if it attacks first
- August 18, 2017

Joseph Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the exercises were "not now on the table as part of the negotiation at any level". The top United States diplomat laid out the global "peaceful pressure" campaign he is leading against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or DPRK, but in response to a question from CNN's Elise Labott, he added that the diplomatic approach "has to be backed with military threat" if North Korea chooses to move forward with destabilizing ... (more...)
North Korea Releases Photos Of Kim Reviewing Guam Attack Plan North Korea Releases Photos Of Kim Reviewing Guam Attack Plan
- August 18, 2017

If North Korea fires missiles deemed to be a threat to Guam, "then it's game on, and we will try and do our best to make sure it does not hit the United States", Mattis said. On the other hand, the US insists Pyongyang's denuclearization is vital for any peaceful solution. But Stephen Noerper, a Columbia University political science professor and senior director at the Korea Society, told the Wall Street Journal that with joint military exercises between the USA and South Korea set to ... (more...)
P10-M fine instead of suspension, Uber appeals P10-M fine instead of suspension, Uber appeals
- August 18, 2017

The LTFRB warned Uber drivers not to take on passengers or else risk paying a fine as well as being apprehended. During the meeting, Uber Technologies Southeast Asia manager Michael Brown apologized to LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III for any misunderstanding caused by its continuing acceptance of new drivers into its system despite an order halting activation. (more...)
Missouri lawmaker posts comment: 'I hope Trump is assassinated!' Missouri lawmaker posts comment: 'I hope Trump is assassinated!'
- August 18, 2017

Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D) says there's "no way in hell" she will be resigning from her post, despite pleas from prominent state Democrats and Sen. "I put something up on my personal Facebook page and it has now been deleted", she said. "I'm not apologizing for being frustrated and angry at the bigot that we have in our White House". "But, what I posted earlier, I truly believe will happen, sooner. (more...)
At Least 1 Dead, 32 Injured In Barcelona Terror Attack At Least 1 Dead, 32 Injured In Barcelona Terror Attack
- August 18, 2017

The police force for Spain's Catalonia region says it has arrested a man in the Barcelona van attack and is "treating him as a terrorist". People quickly took shelter in nearby cafes and shops. Today's attack, which followed similar incidents in Britain, Germany and France, drew widespread condemnation. "Be tough & strong, we love you!" he tweeted . (more...)
Democrats call for removal of Confederate statues from US Capitol Democrats call for removal of Confederate statues from US Capitol
- August 18, 2017

Each state gets to display two statues to commemorate notable citizens. Booker also acknowledged the millions of Americans who see those statues as symbols of the bigotry and hate the country has yet to reckon with. In a tweet Thursday morning, he said the history and culture of the country was being "ripped apart" by removing "our lovely statues and monuments". State governments decide their statues and whether they should be replaced. (more...)

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