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Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East
- August 19, 2017

We're carefully tracking the forecast for the total solar eclipse on Monday . To get an idea of when to expect to see the peak of the eclipse in our area, scientists expect our region should start to see the first shadows of the moon stretching across the sun shortly after 1:15 Monday afternoon, with the maximum eclipse happening around 2:42. (more...)
3 charities cancel Mar-a-Lago events amid Trump backlash 3 charities cancel Mar-a-Lago events amid Trump backlash
- August 19, 2017

The gilded and glittering Mar-a-Lago has been a favorite spot for holding charity events and a money maker for the Trump Organization. Mar-a-Lago is a dues-paying member of the chamber. But the resort has also become the site of protest by groups who oppose the president's policies and statements. Here's what the charities have to say about the change of plans. (more...)
Aretha Franklin says she is moving back home to Detroit Aretha Franklin says she is moving back home to Detroit
- August 19, 2017

Although the singer proclaimed her plans for retirement in February, it seems she'll still be putting in some work at this club - which will be named, aptly, Aretha's. She has two shows now scheduled in 2017: an August 26 concert in Philadelphia, as well as one in Lake County, Ill., on September 3. She also is slated to play the 2018 Toronto Jazz Festival on June 28. (more...)
Boston Celtics Announce Paul Pierce's Jersey Retirement Date Boston Celtics Announce Paul Pierce's Jersey Retirement Date
- August 19, 2017

Prior to that he has played at Kansas but chose to transfer to Nebraska after two years in search of more playing time where White spent just one season with the Cornhuskers where he averaged 16.6 points in 34 games played before spending his senior year with Syracuse. (more...)
'Mersal' becomes 1st Tamil film with special Twitter emoji 'Mersal' becomes 1st Tamil film with special Twitter emoji
- August 19, 2017

Vijay's Mersal is creating good buzz ahead of its release on October 18. Vijay will be answering queries from the public. This is the first time the social networking site has launched an emoji dedicated to a Tamil film. Use the hashtag Mersal , you'll see an emoji of Vijay in one of the avatars for the film. Two singles from the album - Aalaporan Tamizhan and Neethanae - have already been well received and the fans are waiting with bated breath for the rest of the songs. (more...)
Mother of Charlottesville victim says she won't speak with Trump Mother of Charlottesville victim says she won't speak with Trump
- August 19, 2017

In a subsequent call with Trump, the president agreed it was the right course of action. Trump also pilloried James Alex Fields Jr., who police said plowed into Heyer and other counterprotesters in Charlottesville on Saturday, as "a disgrace to himself" and "a murderer". (more...)
Trump, Security Team to Consider Strategic Options on Afghanistan Trump, Security Team to Consider Strategic Options on Afghanistan
- August 19, 2017

It's meant to show a USA commitment to stay in the country, prod Taliban fighters to the negotiating table and stem the increased presence of terrorist groups including Islamic State , according to people familiar with the plan who asked not to be identified discussing internal deliberations. (more...)
Poll finds many call Saturday's events in Charlottesville 'domestic terrorism' Poll finds many call Saturday's events in Charlottesville 'domestic terrorism'
- August 19, 2017

Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, said in a polling memo. In a Wednesday email, the group wrote: "It is our belief the violent activities would not have risen to the level it did and we would not be having this discussion" if the media didn't publicize Saturday's rally before it happened that left a counterprotester dead after a man plowed his auto into a crowd. (more...)
Porsche 911 Turbo S gets braided carbon fiber wheels Porsche 911 Turbo S gets braided carbon fiber wheels
- August 19, 2017

Starting in early 2018, you'll be able to get carbon fiber-reinforced polymer wheels on your 911 for just $17,600 extra. For the sake of (orange-to-apple) comparos, the monoblock Carbon Revolution-supplied wheels Ford offers for the Shelby GT350R cost about $15,000 per set, while Koenigsegg's hollow carbon fiber Aircore wheels are offered for $64,000 plus tax. (more...)
JCS Chief Nominee Not Considering Scaling Back S. Korea-US Military Drill JCS Chief Nominee Not Considering Scaling Back S. Korea-US Military Drill
- August 19, 2017

About 17,500 US servicemembers will participate, with about 3,000 coming from other countries. The US-South Korean exercise, called Ulchi-Freedom Guardian, will involve about 17,500 US servicemen, including 3,000 from outside South Korea, the Pentagon said. (more...)
Peace with North Korea a 'possibility' says top U.S. general Peace with North Korea a 'possibility' says top U.S. general
- August 19, 2017

The US's top military officer has said a military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be "horrific" but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the United States is "unimaginable". The administration of US President Donald Trump has exhorted China to strongarm its diplomatic ally into dropping its rogue weapons programmes. "The parties, especially North Korea and the United States, have to step up their efforts to resolve it", Hua said at ... (more...)
Penn State's James Franklin Gets New 6-Year Deal, Per Report Penn State's James Franklin Gets New 6-Year Deal, Per Report
- August 19, 2017

The contract makes Franklin the fourth highest paid coach in the country, behind only Michigan's Jim Harbaugh, Alabama's Nick Saban and Ohio State's Urban Meyer. Penn State stamped the envelope on the season by downing the Wisconsin Badgers in the conference championship, the first ever for Franklin over his six-year FBS head-coaching career. (more...)
South Korean Premier Rejects Opposition's Call For Nuclear Armament South Korean Premier Rejects Opposition's Call For Nuclear Armament
- August 18, 2017

He vowed to prevent war at any cost - a statement that drew a sharp contrast with President Donald Trump, who has warned of "fire and fury" if North Korea continues to threaten the US. Over the past few weeks, the United States and North Korea had been engaged in war rhetoric with both sides exchanging military threats. The presidential office has downplayed a former presidential security adviser's call for the redeployment of US tactical nuclear weapons to South Korea. (more...)
Six Flags Over Texas 86's Confederate Flag Amid Uproar Six Flags Over Texas 86's Confederate Flag Amid Uproar
- August 19, 2017

Six Flags spokeswoman Sharon Parker told the Star-Telegram Friday that the company has made a decision to pull down the Confederate flag and instead fly six American flags over all parks. It is not the same flag as the better known Confederate Battle flag . CBSDFW.com reports that when asked why they didn't just remove the Confederate flag, Sharon Parker , communications manager for the park, said that "We just know the American flag is something we know we can stand behind". (more...)
3 children found dead in Maryland home 3 children found dead in Maryland home
- August 19, 2017

Donelan said she could not provide information about the ages of the children and whether they are related to one another. Police are investigating the deaths of three juveniles in Prince George's County. She called the neighborhood where the children were found 'quiet'. "We are now in the midst of a major investigation into what happened to these children, who killed them". (more...)
Hindu and Jewish couple ties knot in Britain's first interfaith lesbian wedding Hindu and Jewish couple ties knot in Britain's first interfaith lesbian wedding
- August 19, 2017

They both wore dressed up in a traditional red and white bridal colours. They tied the knot in a local Indian restaurant, Chutney Ivy, last week. She added, "I hope many many gay people - no matter what religion or culture they're in - are in loving relationships". (more...)
Barcelona terror attacks shake European travel stocks Barcelona terror attacks shake European travel stocks
- August 19, 2017

Our European opening calls: $FTSE 7353 -0.48% $DAX 12140 -0.52% $CAC 5116 -0.59% $IBEX 10369 -0.72% $MIB 21669 -0.55%. Airlines are now leading the FTSE 100 lower, after a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds in Barcelona yesterday, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100. (more...)
Ex-hurricane Gert and it's effect on our weekend weather Ex-hurricane Gert and it's effect on our weekend weather
- August 19, 2017

Ireland is to feel the effects of Hurricane Gert this weekend as it makes its way across the Atlantic. The unsettled and changeable weather has already been evident so far this week with a mix of heavy downpours and strong winds. The storm, is expected to bring strong winds and rain in the North as it travels across the Atlantic and hits the United Kingdom on Sunday. Gert is expected to cross the waters to the Irish coast on Friday and will arrive fully by the latter part of the weekend ... (more...)
What Happened in the Biggest US-China Military Meeting Under Trump? What Happened in the Biggest US-China Military Meeting Under Trump?
- August 18, 2017

Mr Bannon was quoted as saying there is no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, despite the president's recent pledge to answer further aggression with "fire and fury". The North said the Guam missile strike could be reinstated in the event of "reckless actions" by Washington, and analysts say the exercise could become an alarming flash point. (more...)
BJP Received Rs 705.81 Crore Corporate Donation, Says ADR Report BJP Received Rs 705.81 Crore Corporate Donation, Says ADR Report
- August 18, 2017

Well, we don't know how true are their allegations but we do know now something that shows corporates love the saffron party more than any other national party. This is almost three times the combined corporate donations received by the remaining four parties. For example, the Satya Electoral Trust was originally set up by the Bharti group and its biggest donors over the last three years, data compiled from documents it submitted to the ECI shows, are the DLF group, the Bharti Group and ... (more...)

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