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UNC campus braces for Silent Sam rally UNC campus braces for Silent Sam rally
- August 22, 2017

Spellings also wrote about the recent toppling of a Confederate statue in downtown Durham, North Carolina, and the damage to the Confederate statue of Gen. UNC spokeswoman Joanne Peters Denny said university police "will take strong measures to help ensure the event tonight is safe, just as they do for any expected large gathering". (more...)
Pence: 'I Believe in More Monuments, Not Fewer' to Celebrate Progress Pence: 'I Believe in More Monuments, Not Fewer' to Celebrate Progress
- August 23, 2017

He tells "Fox & Friends" that "what we have to walk away from is a desire by some to erase parts of our history just in the name of some contemporary political cause". We ought to be celebrating the men and women who have helped our nation move toward a more ideal union". What's particularly encouraging about this interview is that, despite the prevalence of new media, figures like Lauer still wield tremendous influence with average Americans, and Lauer's unwillingness to be taken in by ... (more...)
Mattis to travel to Europe, Middle East: Pentagon Mattis to travel to Europe, Middle East: Pentagon
- August 23, 2017

Defense Minister of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak expects a constructive dialogue and cooperation with the U.S. following the visit of U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis to Kyiv. USA relations with Turkey, a key ally in the fight against ISIS, have degraded in recent months, given tensions over Kurdish militia operating in Syria close to Turkey's borders. (more...)
Duterte: Possibility of abuses in drug war Duterte: Possibility of abuses in drug war
- August 23, 2017

Dionardo Carlos said on Monday. "I just want our fellow citizens to know that these incidents are not sanctioned, if it's true that the defenseless boy was shot", he said in Filipino. Northern Metro Manila's police chief was relieved from his post Tuesday amid investigation into a teenage boy's controversial death in an anti-drug operation in Caloocan City last week. (more...)
Evacuations Remain as Fire in Yosemite National Park Grows Evacuations Remain as Fire in Yosemite National Park Grows
- August 23, 2017

Thunderstorms are expected to produce erratic winds over the fire area throughout the week. Burning operations above Wawona were successful yesterday as crews brought the fire down the containment line to the South Fork of the Merced. The Bakersfield Fire Department had previously sent one ordering manager and and one medical unit leader to help battle the South Fork Fire. Strategic objectives remain the same: continue suppression efforts by utilizing air and ground resources to hold the ... (more...)
Paul Hollywood says he has the looks of the Night King Paul Hollywood says he has the looks of the Night King
- August 22, 2017

Who are the 12 contestants? Kate taught herself to bake when she began to grow her own veg two years ago and is fond of "old-fashioned" baking techniques. So we were excited to sit down and watch the new Bake Off , and make some judgements for ourselves. Her comments did not chime with those of Jay Hunt, the channel's chief executive, who had said moments earlier that she was "very sensitive" to the show's move from the BBC to a commercial environment. (more...)
New app lets WCPSS track child's bus New app lets WCPSS track child's bus
- August 22, 2017

Wake partnered with Synovia, the company that provides the Global Positioning System data for the 740 school buses that will be on the road for the new school year. "We have a 20-minute delay sometimes depending on the day or the weather, so it's a huge help for me to be home and making sure he's safe", said Carpenter Elementary parent Jeremy Cleveland. (more...)
Tornado watch issued for GLOW region Tornado watch issued for GLOW region
- August 22, 2017

A severe thunderstorm is classified as a storm with wind gusts at or over 58mph and/or a storm that has hail the size of a quarter or larger. UPDATE: Just after the tornado watch was issued, the NWS issued a sever thunderstorm warning for portions of all counties in the GLOW region. (more...)
Total solar eclipse moves across US Total solar eclipse moves across US
- August 22, 2017

At the Southern Illinois University campus in Carbondale, Illinois, the 15,000-seat football stadium was sold out for Monday. The last time such a spectacle unfolded from the Pacific to the Atlantic was in 1918. "I literally had chill bumps", said zoo volunteer Stephan Foust. Sunday, the Oregon National Guard was called in, where the town of about 7,000 people faced gridlock traffic. (more...)
Pedro Pascal Joins The Cast Of The Equalizer 2 Pedro Pascal Joins The Cast Of The Equalizer 2
- August 22, 2017

It was based on the TV show of the same name. The movie also stars Denzel Washington , who will be reprising his role as Robert McCall. Pascal, an American actor , born in Chile, achieved prominence on the small screen, with notable runs on The Good Wife , Lights Out , Brothers & Sisters, Red Widow , Graceland and The Mentalist . (more...)
Kushner leads USA delegation for peace talks in Middle East Kushner leads USA delegation for peace talks in Middle East
- August 22, 2017

Abbas recently griped that he doesn't understand the Trump administrations policy toward Israel - complaining that the administration won't go public with its support for a two-state solution and a halt to Israeli settlements. CNN previously reported that the three officials planned to make a trip to the Middle East this month. They were to hold meetings in Israel on Thursday , according to the report. (more...)
Russian film and theatre director detained over embezzlement claims Russian film and theatre director detained over embezzlement claims
- August 22, 2017

Petrenko confirmed that "he pleaded not guilty during the interrogation". At the Bolshoi, Serebrennikov has staged the Rimsky-Korsakov opera "The Golden Cockerel" and a ballet based on Mikhail Lermontov's novel "A Hero of our Time", which won a prestigious Golden Mask award previous year. (more...)
Erdogan: Turkey, Iran Closer to 'Joint Action' Against Kurdish Groups Erdogan: Turkey, Iran Closer to 'Joint Action' Against Kurdish Groups
- August 22, 2017

The Kurdistan Free Life Party has occasionally clashed with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps as well. The Iranian top general's visit to Ankara has both historical and cyclical importance. Also, the Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news channel quoted Erdogan as saying that his country might conduct a joint operation with Iran against the PKK positions in Shingal and Qandil. (more...)
White House on lockdown after suspicious package found White House on lockdown after suspicious package found
- August 22, 2017

The lockdown was first initiated around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday after an unattended bag was found along the White House's North Fence line. The scene was cleared near the White House around 2:10 p.m. The news comes on the heels of a report of a suspicious package discovered on the steps of House side of the U.S. Capitol. He is traveling to Arizona for a scheduled campaign rally. (more...)
Mnuchin's Wife Linton Calls Critic 'Adorably Out of Touch' in Instagram Brouhaha Mnuchin's Wife Linton Calls Critic 'Adorably Out of Touch' in Instagram Brouhaha
- August 22, 2017

Louise Linton , wife of Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin , has given up so much for her country. "I think my post was just five or six words, and she had to go on basically a rant about it to make herself look more important and look smarter, better, richer - all those things", she said , adding that she regretted letting Ms. (more...)
Fresh Threats From Pyongyang As Joint Military Exercise Begins Fresh Threats From Pyongyang As Joint Military Exercise Begins
- August 22, 2017

South Korean media reports have said the USA was considering scrapping a plan to bring in two aircraft carriers to the peninsula. US Defense Secretary James Mattis explained the reduction is due to the current focus on integration operations and a requirement for fewer people, and that it is not due to tensions with North Korea. (more...)
Train crash kills 23 in India Train crash kills 23 in India
- August 22, 2017

Over 65 ambulances were pressed into service to ferry the injured to the hospital. NDRF teams were mobilised for rescue operation, officials said. Over 150 injured were being treated in Muzaffarnagar and Meerut. "I am personally monitoring situation". Following the derailment, locals rushed to the spot to help people trapped in the derailed coaches. Suresh Prabhu has also announced compensation for the deceased and injured. (more...)
US War Games Likely to Trigger Another North Korea Missile Test - Seoul US War Games Likely to Trigger Another North Korea Missile Test - Seoul
- August 22, 2017

Moon's remarks followed a heated war of words between Washington and Pyongyang . President Trump yesterday praised a decision by Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, not to fire missiles towards the US Pacific island of Guam , as the regime had threatened last week. (more...)
Voluntary evacuations after historic flooding hits Kansas City again Voluntary evacuations after historic flooding hits Kansas City again
- August 22, 2017

Kansas City Police Department and Kansas City Fire Department had to conduct multiple rescues. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flooding warning for much of the area. Flood waters swallowed a man's auto and drowned him Tuesday morning along Highway 69 south of Louisburg after a night of torrential rains flooded many local roadways. (more...)
Divers search flooded parts of damaged USA warship for 10 missing sailors Divers search flooded parts of damaged USA warship for 10 missing sailors
- August 22, 2017

China, Washington's main rival for influence in the Asia-Pacific, has seized on the collision of a USA destroyer to accuse the Navy of endangering maritime navigation in the region. Alnic MC is a 600-foot, 30,000 grt oil and chemical tanker. Malaysia's Maritime Enforcement Agency said the area is at the start of a designated sea lane for ships sailing into the busy Singapore Strait. (more...)

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