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Peers like Mavs' Dennis Smith Jr. to win National Basketball Association rookie award Peers like Mavs' Dennis Smith Jr. to win National Basketball Association rookie award
- August 23, 2017

Each was asked seven questions about their draft class. Smith Jr. was the ninth overall selection. Granted, there were very few who would've predicted a second round pick like Brogdon to win Rookie of the Year . "Only once have the rookies correctly predicted the Rookie of the Year". LeBron James was picked as the rookies' favorite player, but 2016's most popular player, Kevin Durant , received just two votes in 2017. (more...)
Cold front sweeping across state will spark scattered showers, thunderstorms Tuesday evening Cold front sweeping across state will spark scattered showers, thunderstorms Tuesday evening
- August 23, 2017

Southeasterly winds could gust as high as 26 miles per hour, weather forecasters calculate. On Wednesday, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m., with a high of 79 degrees. The best chance for afternoon storms is Thursday afternoon when the chance of rain and thunder rises to 30 percent. Highs will be in the low 80s for the rest of the week with lows around 60 degrees. (more...)
Unemployment rates climb again around region in July Unemployment rates climb again around region in July
- August 23, 2017

Bureau of Labor Standards statistic which reflects the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the labor force. Seasonal fluctuations include changes in weather, harvests, major holidays and school schedules, making year-to-year comparisons more accurate than month-to-month. (more...)
New US penalties on Chinese, Russian firms over North Korea New US penalties on Chinese, Russian firms over North Korea
- August 23, 2017

Among those hit by the sanctions was Russian national Ruben Kirakosyan and his Moscow-based company Gefest-M LLC, which the Treasury Department accuses of procuring metals for a sanctions-barred company involved in North Korea's nuclear weapons program known as Korean Tangun Trading Corp. (more...)
White House Continues to Talk Up 'Preventative War' Against North Korea White House Continues to Talk Up 'Preventative War' Against North Korea
- August 23, 2017

Pyongyang has made a categorical announcement that it has acquired the capability to target any part of the US with its #Nuclear Missiles and it will not necessarily be restricted to Guam or Hawaii. Around 17,500 United States troops will participate in the drills - a cutback from past year. Nevertheless, they helped to suppress the possibility of war and ease off the crisis sparked by the North's test of two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July. (more...)
Senate Leadership Fund launches new ad slamming Kelli Ward Senate Leadership Fund launches new ad slamming Kelli Ward
- August 23, 2017

Flake said Tuesday he felt underserving of the award but was grateful. Ward, a physician who drew only 39 percent of the vote in a primary fight against McCain past year, is seen as a longshot by top Arizona Republicans. Senate. The battlefield: Arizona, specifically the state's Senate GOP primary in August 2018. The anti-Ward ad also arrives amid a backdrop of increasingly poor relations between Trump and Senate Majority Leader McConnell. (more...)
Clean-up begins after horror train derailment leaves 23 dead in India Clean-up begins after horror train derailment leaves 23 dead in India
- August 23, 2017

Verma. Some of the injured were seriously hurt but many had been released from hospital after receiving treatment, Dev added. Muzaffarnagar District Megistrate will reach the train derailment site. Rescuers and local people in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh worked into the night searching for survivors in the overturned and mangled carriages. (more...)
George and Amal Clooney donate £780000 to fight hate groups George and Amal Clooney donate £780000 to fight hate groups
- August 23, 2017

Two Virginia state troopers who were checking the dissents were additionally murdered in a helicopter crash. "Formal education can help change that", they said on their Web site at the time. The Clooney Foundation was created in 2016 in the effort to advance justice throughout the world. "Like George and Amal Clooney , we were stunned by the size, offensiveness, and savagery of the racial oppressor assembling in Charlottesville", said SPLC President Richard Cohen in an announcement. (more...)
Trump to visit section of US-Mexican border wall in Arizona Trump to visit section of US-Mexican border wall in Arizona
- August 23, 2017

President Donald Trump is greeting service members at a Marine Corps base in the 106-degree heat of Yuma, Arizona . During his visit to Yuma Tuesday, Trump will look at Border Patrol technology, including a predator drone. The proposed border wall, aimed at preventing illegal immigration to the United States, was one of Trump's major 2016 campaign promises. "The message I think the president will deliver tonight is that we need to get on with the business of the American people". (more...)
North Korea reportedly sent shipments to Syrian regime's chemical weapons agency North Korea reportedly sent shipments to Syrian regime's chemical weapons agency
- August 23, 2017

The shipments never arrived in Syria after being intercepted by worldwide authorities from U.N. partner nations, Reuters reports . The information was part of a report on North Korean violations of sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council but did not offer specific details on the material involved or the actual interdiction other than to indicate that two Security Council member-states each carried out one interdiction. (more...)
Vatican and Orthodox Church representatives meet in Moscow as relations warm Vatican and Orthodox Church representatives meet in Moscow as relations warm
- August 23, 2017

He scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill. Tensions over the role of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, in a country that the Moscow patriarchate regards as its "canonical territory", have troubled relations between the Vatican and the Russian Orthodox Church for years, since the Catholic Church in Ukraine burst into vigorous activity after the fall of the Communist regime. (more...)
Sen. Susan Collins not sure Trump will be 2020 GOP nominee Sen. Susan Collins not sure Trump will be 2020 GOP nominee
- August 23, 2017

Susan Collins of ME told MSNBC that it is "too hard to say" whether Trump will be the nominee. I don't take any weight in the fact of what Sen. Trump said that some "very fine people" were among the racist marchers, and that "both sides" deserved some blame. Collins wrote in House Speaker Paul Ryan's name in November instead of voting for any of the presidential candidates on the ballot. (more...)
Tamil Nadu told to admit medical students on Neet marks Tamil Nadu told to admit medical students on Neet marks
- August 23, 2017

The court observed that NEET will be the only basis for admissions. The Supreme Court today rejected a plea by Tamil Nadu students to exempt them from taking the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for admissions to medical college this year. (more...)
Barcelona to sue Neymar for alleged breach of contract Barcelona to sue Neymar for alleged breach of contract
- August 23, 2017

Barcelona are to sue Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar as he failed to honour the long-term contract that he signed a year ago. "Paris Saint-Germain was surprised to learn of FC Barcelona's statement today announcing the start of legal proceedings in Spain against its former player Neymar Jr and indicating that should Neymar Jr fail to pay the monies claimed by his former club, Paris Saint-Germain will be held responsible to pay the outstanding sum", PSG's statement read. (more...)
Max Kennedy, daughter arrested on disorderly conduct charges Max Kennedy, daughter arrested on disorderly conduct charges
- August 23, 2017

Rather than accommodate the request to turn down music, guests turned the music up, the report says. Chris Kennedy wasn't at the party and the candidate won't be commenting on his brother's arrest, campaign spokeswoman Rebecca O'Halloran Evans told Chicago Inc. (more...)
Judgment welcome, protects Muslim Personal Law: Sibal Judgment welcome, protects Muslim Personal Law: Sibal
- August 23, 2017

Following the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the practice of Triple Talaq as unconstitutional, Muslim cleric Moulana Ahmed Barkati called the judgement an "unparalleled and unique" decision "in light of the Indian Muslims' misuse of triple talaq ". (more...)
Panicked surfers swim for life as shark kills seal Panicked surfers swim for life as shark kills seal
- August 23, 2017

Beachgoers in MA witnessed a bloody sight on Monday when a shark tore apart a seal apart during a feeding frenzy, sending swimmers fleeing from the water. She took video that showed the seal in the water, leaking blood, and the surfers scrambling to get out. "She had just gotten out and I was looking up at her, and she yelled something down to me, but I didn't hear what it was", he said. (more...)
United States slaps sanctions on Chinese, Russians over N Korea support United States slaps sanctions on Chinese, Russians over N Korea support
- August 23, 2017

OFAC has issued sanctions against 10 entities and six individuals "in response to North Korea's ongoing development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), violations of United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolutions, and attempted evasion of US sanctions", the Treasury Department said Tuesday. (more...)
Led coalition failing to avoid civilian casualties in Syria Led coalition failing to avoid civilian casualties in Syria
- August 23, 2017

There were 19 children among the casualties, AFP reported. "The tolls are high because the airstrikes are hitting neighbourhoods in the city centre that are densely packed with civilians", said the director of SOHR, Rami Abdel Rahman. Civilians trapped in Ar Raqqa risk being killed by ISIL snipers or mines if they try to flee, or being used as human shields if they remain. "Why do they mistake the targets of Daesh and Takfiris with the civilian people?" The US-led coalition rarely ... (more...)
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...)

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