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Mattis: IS militants caught in Iraq-Syria military vise Mattis: IS militants caught in Iraq-Syria military vise
- August 23, 2017

Meanwhile, the Iraqi army's 9th Armored Division teamed up with the paramilitary members of Hashd Shaabi units and broke into the eastern side of the city under violent clashes with the IS militants, Yarallah said in a separate statement. The plight of civilians was a big factor in the battle of Mosul as Islamic State tried to keep them areas it controlled to act as human shields against air strikes and artillery bombardments. (more...)
Collins unsure if Trump will be 2020 GOP nominee Collins unsure if Trump will be 2020 GOP nominee
- August 23, 2017

This thing really reads like the Democrats are itching for this wall, and are pissed that Trump hasn't gotten the thing built yet despite swearing up and down that he would. The Republican National Committee paid Trump International Hotel in Washington $122,000 last month after the party held a lavish fundraiser at the venue in June. (more...)
Wildfires in BC Cariboo combine to create province's largest blaze Wildfires in BC Cariboo combine to create province's largest blaze
- August 23, 2017

Calmer conditions are expected to return next week, he said. "British Columbia boasts an incredible array of tourist experiences and it's no surprise that people from around the world are spending their time in our lovely province, said Marsha Walden, CEO of Destination British Columbia". (more...)
Kaifiyat Express derails at UP, over 50 injured Kaifiyat Express derails at UP, over 50 injured
- August 23, 2017

At least 74 people were injured after nine coaches of the Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express from Azamgarh derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya district in the early hours of Wednesday. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said some passengers received Injuries and have been shifted to nearby hospitals. Five trains including Howrah-New Delhi Rajdhani have been diverted and seven trains including Kanpur-New Delhi Shatabdi express have been cancelled. (more...)
Chelsea Clinton backs Barron Trump after clothing criticism Chelsea Clinton backs Barron Trump after clothing criticism
- August 23, 2017

Not only could they squeeze in two segments about Springer's article on Tuesday, but they also spent six minutes interviewing an Instagram commenter. Nothing that Donald Trump or any of the president's large adult sons do should be blamed on Barron, who didn't ask for any of this. This isn't the first time Clinton's shown outward support of Barron and acknowledged the arduous experience of growing up in the very public White House. (more...)
Texas 4-year-old barred from school over long hair Texas 4-year-old barred from school over long hair
- August 23, 2017

So Oates chose to put her Jabez's hair into a bun on Monday. Jessica Oates said her son, Jabez Oates, didn't go to class Tuesday after the Barbers Hill School District in Mont Belvieu, Texas, informed her that his long hair is not allowed. (more...)
Trump Family, Business Trips Drain Secret Service Budget Trump Family, Business Trips Drain Secret Service Budget
- August 23, 2017

Alles has asked lawmakers to raise the combined salary and overtime cap for agents from $160,000 a year to $187,000 for at least the period of Trump's first term, USA Today reported. "This issue is not one that can be attributed to the current administration's protection requirements alone, but rather has been an ongoing issue for almost a decade due to an overall increase in operational tempo", Mr Alles said in a statement. (more...)
Cyclone causes Hong Kong flight cancellations Cyclone causes Hong Kong flight cancellations
- August 23, 2017

The Observatory issued the alert at 9:10 a.m. following the issuing of an amber rainstorm warning, which indicates more than 30 mm of rain is anticipated to fall within the next hour. "There could be serious flooding in some low-lying areas". Airlines on Tuesday warned of "severe" cancellations and delays on Wednesday that could turn out to be the worst disruptions since Hong Kong International Airport opened almost two decades ago. (more...)
Trump Administration Blacklists 4 Russian Citizens, 1 Company Over North Korea Trump Administration Blacklists 4 Russian Citizens, 1 Company Over North Korea
- August 23, 2017

As a result of this action, any property or interests in property of the designated persons in the possession or control of U.S. individuals, or within the USA, must be blocked, and United States individuals are generally prohibited from dealing with them. (more...)
US Navy to remove commander of 7th Fleet amid latest accidents US Navy to remove commander of 7th Fleet amid latest accidents
- August 23, 2017

Seventh Fleet in Yokosuka, Japan, will be removed from his position on Wednesday after his fleet has suffered four collisions - two of which were fatal - since January. Ten sailors were missing and five others were injured, officials said. U.S. Marine Corps. and Navy divers joined the search effort on Tuesday, accessing flooded compartments of the stricken ship, which is now docked at Singapore's Changi Naval Base. (more...)
Morrissey announces new album 'Low In High-School' - and a huge gig Morrissey announces new album 'Low In High-School' - and a huge gig
- August 23, 2017

It's expected that he'll also announce big tour plans (which are always subject to cancellations at the last minute, given his track record) - but as of now, only a show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on November 10 has been officially announced. (more...)
United Kingdom academic publisher reposts blocked China articles after outcry United Kingdom academic publisher reposts blocked China articles after outcry
- August 23, 2017

The move, however, sparked backlash from the global academic community, causing the British publisher to reverse its decision. Tim Pringle, editor of " The China Quarterly ", told The Associated Press that the publisher agreed to repost the articles immediately. (more...)
United States talked to Russia, China about role in Afghan peace process - Tillerson United States talked to Russia, China about role in Afghan peace process - Tillerson
- August 23, 2017

Nerves in Asia were on edge in July after North Korea tested two ICBM missiles that could in theory reach the U.S. mainland. "That it's important to take note of it". The U.S. Treasury Department said the 10 companies and six individuals helped North Korea generate revenue that could be used to pay for weapons programs. (more...)
Boko Haram use of child bombers soars Boko Haram use of child bombers soars
- August 23, 2017

The agency pointed out that the use of children in such attacks had also created suspicion and fear of children who had been released, rescued of had escaped from Boko Haram. "There are instances of children being ostracized by their communities and worse. The girls confirmed that they were taught that their life was not worth living, that if they die detonating the bomb and killing a lot of people, then their lives will be profitable", Dali said. (more...)
Feds pare back demands for data from anti-Trump protest site Feds pare back demands for data from anti-Trump protest site
- August 23, 2017

The records in question would have exposed the IP addresses, and therefore, the identity, of around 1.3 million visitors to the DisruptJ20.org website. In response to DreamHost's complaints about the scope of the warrant, the DOJ proposed refining it in a few different ways: For instance, it said DreamHost should only provide content and transactional information for the time period from July 1, 2016, though January 20,2017. (more...)
North Carolina Completes 1st Little League World Series Perfect Game Since 2008 North Carolina Completes 1st Little League World Series Perfect Game Since 2008
- August 23, 2017

Two days after combining with another pitcher to throw the first LLWS ideal game since 2008, Chase Anderson and Matthew Matthijs combined for a second straight no-hitter in a 16-0 shellacking of West representative Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. (more...)
Simon Property settles with AG over 'anticompetitive tactics' Simon Property settles with AG over 'anticompetitive tactics'
- August 23, 2017

Retailers at Woodbury Common were prevented from opening other outlet stores within a 60-mile radius with the threat of substantial penalty, the statement said, adding that several developers had attempted to develop outlet centers in New York City but were thwarted in signing up retailers due to the radius restrictions. (more...)
Most Americans say US shouldn't threaten N.Korea with military action Most Americans say US shouldn't threaten N.Korea with military action
- August 23, 2017

North Korea has threatened to test-fire missiles that would fly over Japan and land in waters off the US territory of Guam. Adm. Harry Harris, head of U.S. SEOUL , Aug 21 (Reuters) - The United States and South Korean began long-planned joint military exercises on Monday, heightening tensions with North Korea which called the drills a "reckless" step toward nuclear conflict. (more...)
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...)