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Trump Ends Infrastructure Advisory Council Mid-Formation Trump Ends Infrastructure Advisory Council Mid-Formation
- August 18, 2017

Chief Technology Officer. " General Motors is about unity and inclusion and so am I", said Barra in a statement announcing that the council had been disbanded. The Strategic and Policy Forum, separate from the manufacturing council, was a group of business executives tapped to advise Trump on the economy. The Trump administration has put forward the outlines of an infrastructure package, but not formally unveiled its full plans for Congress. (more...)
Ghostwriter for Trump's 'Art of the Deal' Thinks President Will Resign Ghostwriter for Trump's 'Art of the Deal' Thinks President Will Resign
- August 18, 2017

Key Republican Sen. Bob Corker, an early supporter of Trump during the campaign, questioned Trump's competence and stability on Thursday, an ominous sign for the White House as it echoes what many Democrats have been saying is grounds to remove this president from office. (more...)
Texans rookie QB Deshaun Watson starting to take first team reps Texans rookie QB Deshaun Watson starting to take first team reps
- August 18, 2017

Tom Savage has waited a long time to be the Houston Texans' starting quarterback . "I'm proud of Tom [Savage]", O'Brien said. While Watson was playing against the Panthers' No. Savage has shown potential in limited action, but it's hard to know exactly what he can do after he's appeared in just five games with two starts in his two-year career. (more...)
Grace Mugabe offered bribe: assaulted Joburg woman Grace Mugabe offered bribe: assaulted Joburg woman
- August 18, 2017

He vowed to pursue private prosecution if the National Prosecuting Authority "fail to prosecute Mrs. Mugabe without good cause". In a letter sent Thursday to the South African government, Willie Spies, another lawyer involved in the case, said the offer was made Tuesday and suggested that Engels should "come up with a figure so that parties could meet in order to settle the matter quietly". (more...)
George Washington's Estate Hey Trump, GW's No Robert E. Lee George Washington's Estate Hey Trump, GW's No Robert E. Lee
- August 18, 2017

After widespread criticism, Trump on Monday made another statement , denouncing neo-Nazis and KKK members as "repugnant" and specifically calling out the "hatred and bigotry" at the rally. I wonder is it George Washington next week, and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? Was George Washington a slave owner? Will George Washington lose his status? How about Thomas Jefferson? "I do love Thomas Jefferson", the reporter replied. (more...)
Maryland Senate president slams Hogan for fast vote to remove Taney statue Maryland Senate president slams Hogan for fast vote to remove Taney statue
- August 18, 2017

Mike Miller is criticizing the Maryland State House Trust for voting by email to remove the statue of Roger B. Taney from the State House lawn in Annapolis. Miller said the way the decision was carried out "lacked transparency". Any meeting of the State House Trust is, by law, a public meeting. In his letter, Miller described Taney's "complex history", including representing an abolitionist as a lawyer in the 1800's, and the fact that Taney was a Union, not a confederate supporter in the ... (more...)
Malian responsible for destroying Timbuktu shrine liable for €2.7m Malian responsible for destroying Timbuktu shrine liable for €2.7m
- August 18, 2017

He was sentenced to serve nine years in prison last September after pleading guilty to destroying historic shrines at a world heritage site in Mali in 2012. "Reparations are to be collective for rehabilitation of the sites and for the community of Timbuktu as a whole to address the financial loss and economic harm as well as the emotional distress suffered as a result of the attack". (more...)
In 2019 it is 'Mission 350' for the BJP In 2019 it is 'Mission 350' for the BJP
- August 18, 2017

During the meeting, Shah said the party's chances have increased not only in Odisha and West Bengal but also in Kerala. The meeting was attended by union ministers H.N. The BJP has identified 600 full-time workers who will be deputed to Lok Sabha constituencies until the 2019 elections - a full-time worker will be sent to monitor each Lok Sabha seat. (more...)
Donald Trump moves to streamline infrastructure permits Donald Trump moves to streamline infrastructure permits
- August 18, 2017

Trump said a highway that used to take 10 to 20 years to get approved would only take two years under his policy. That system will use a scoring mechanism to track federal agencies' progress on infrastructure projects . "This is climate science denial at its most unsafe, as Trump is putting vulnerable communities, federal employees, and families at risk by throwing out any guarantee that our infrastructure will be safe". (more...)
Maine Governor: Removing Confederate statues like losing 9/11 memorial Maine Governor: Removing Confederate statues like losing 9/11 memorial
- August 18, 2017

Lee is slated to be removed. When asked if he thought there was a false moral equivalency between KKK groups and the left-leaning protesters, LePage, a longtime supporter of President Donald Trump , pushed back. "I don't think he came up strong enough on either one of them", he said. The governor also made clear he has no love for the white supremacist movement. (more...)
Orange County Rep. Rohrabacher meets with Wikileaks founder about Russia, DNC emails Orange County Rep. Rohrabacher meets with Wikileaks founder about Russia, DNC emails
- August 18, 2017

Rohrabacher's spokesman, Ken Grubbs, confirmed to TPM that right-wing blogger and agitator Chuck Johnson was also in the meeting with Assange. Johnson wrote in an email to The Times that the meeting was a result of a "desire for ongoing communications" from both Rohrabacher and Assange. (more...)
13 killed, at least 50 others injured in Barcelona terror attack
- August 18, 2017

Police are treating the incident as a terror attack and have sealed off the area. Catalan police said the two men detained on Thursday had been arrested in two towns, Ripoll and Alcanar, both in the region of Catalonia, of which Barcelona is the capital. (more...)
Irishman dies in reported car-jacking in Mexico Irishman dies in reported car-jacking in Mexico
- August 18, 2017

One of the men then tried to grab the woman's handbag, prompting Mr Maguire to try and protect her. His American girlfriend was from Arizona and the pair had met online three months before and began a relationship. Louth TD Fergus O'Dowd described the killing of Mr Maguire as "an absolute tragedy" and expressed his sympathies to the victim's family. Extortion and assassinations became so widespread, armed civilian militias were deputised by the government to combat the dominant Knights ... (more...)
Chinese And Indian Troops' Latest Border Clash Stems From A Big Issue Chinese And Indian Troops' Latest Border Clash Stems From A Big Issue
- August 18, 2017

After Chinese troopers found their path blocked by Indian soldiers who formed a human chain, they began hurling stones, prompting a swift retaliation by Indian border guards. The specific plateau is also pretty vital to India because it overlooks a narrow stretch of land that connects India's northeast states with the bulk of the country. (more...)
Van Strikes Pedestrians in Barcelona Terror Attack Van Strikes Pedestrians in Barcelona Terror Attack
- August 18, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May said the United Kingdom "stands with Spain against terror" following the attack. A Spanish official said at least one person is dead and 32 injured after a van traveling at 80 km an hour (50 mph) jumped a curb and drove down the middle of a crowded pedestrian walkway in the Las Ramblas district, a popular tourist area. (more...)
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...)