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Sheriff: Mom, 2 kids captive in Virginia home for 2 years Sheriff: Mom, 2 kids captive in Virginia home for 2 years
- August 04, 2017

Police said the woman is Moore's girlfriend and the two children are their kids. Spotsylvania Sheriff's Lt. Charles Carey said police were insisting on inspecting the premises when a woman and two children suddenly emerged from a side door - telling officers the three had not been outside in two years. (more...)
Cougars receiving votes in Amway Coaches Top 25 poll Cougars receiving votes in Amway Coaches Top 25 poll
- August 04, 2017

A preseason ranking in the Coaches Poll is a strong indicator of their possibility of keeping the streak alive. The Florida Gators enter head coach Jim McElwain's third season ranked No. 4 spot. In addition to the Buckeyes, Penn State opens at No. 6, followed by No. 9 MI and No. 10 Wisconsin. Oklahoma was ranked No. 8 and Oklahoma State was No. (more...)
Justice Department to challenge universities over alleged discrimination against whites Justice Department to challenge universities over alleged discrimination against whites
- August 03, 2017

To make things even more clear, the effort is not going to be run by the civil rights division's Educational Opportunities Section , which is staffed by civil servants who actually do things like deal regularly with colleges. The document does not explicitly say which groups are considered at risk for discrimination, but it's widely understood the the Justice Department intends to go after affirmative action policies meant to bring more minority students to campus. (more...)
Russian Federation relations may deteriorate further - Tillerson Russian Federation relations may deteriorate further - Tillerson
- August 03, 2017

Rachel Maddow updates the show's running list of what Russian Federation would likely want to get out of a pliant USA leader, including weaker election security and cyber policy. "Neither the president nor I are very happy about that", Tillerson said of the sanctions bill. The U.S. hasn't said how many of its diplomats will have to leave Russian Federation to comply with Putin's order that the U.S. (more...)
Poll Shows 'Troubling Trail Of New Lows' For Trump
- August 03, 2017

President Trump's approval rating this week has dipped below the lowest numbers of former President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaObama team pushing Deval Patrick presidential run North Korea targeted emails of Clinton advisers: report Putin tests Trump with counterpunch on sanctions MORE , according to a Republican-leaning polling firm's regular tracking. (more...)
Trump finally signs Russian Federation sanctions bill - behind closed doors Trump finally signs Russian Federation sanctions bill - behind closed doors
- August 03, 2017

The original statement issued in Donald Trump Jr .'s name dismissed it as "a short introductory meeting" and made no mention of its stated goal. Trump Jr maintains that he got nothing of use from that little chinwag. Sekulow's Meet the Press comments may have been meant to insulate the president from involvement in Trump Jr .'s efforts to collude with Russian Federation. (more...)
On a rainy day, Philip's duty finally done On a rainy day, Philip's duty finally done
- August 03, 2017

The Prince's final engagement was the 22,220th he has attended since his wife took the throne in 1952. The parade will mark the end of the 1664 Global Challenge, which raises money for The Royal Marines Charity. "Well you can't change the weather and you can't change the Prince", former Royal Marine James Ellard said, as he waited for the Duke to appear behind the gates. (more...)
Rock Island Library offers guide, glasses for solar eclipse Rock Island Library offers guide, glasses for solar eclipse
- August 02, 2017

Combine that with the fact that water covers 71 percent of the earth's surface, and most eclipses occur partially or entirely over the ocean. "For a total solar eclipse , the new moon blocks out the sun and the earth moves into the shadow of the moon". (more...)
President Trump reportedly 'personally dictated' Junior's misleading Russian Federation statement President Trump reportedly 'personally dictated' Junior's misleading Russian Federation statement
- August 02, 2017

The statement claimed the meeting was primarily about the adoption of Russian children. The claims were later shown to be misleading. In the following days, emails emerged that showed not only did Trump's eldest son know the goal of the meeting was to pass along supposedly damaging information about Hillary Clinton , but that the info was "part of a Russian government effort to aid his father's candidacy". (more...)
Brexit : 23 candidate cities to host the European Union agencies Brexit : 23 candidate cities to host the European Union agencies
- August 02, 2017

The banking and medicines agencies are seen as the first spoils of Brexit by the 27 remaining members of the EU - Politico report that 23 of those entered bids for the EMA . Eleven other European cities are also candidates. The frontrunners are for the EMA are Amsterdam, Barcelona and Lille in France, with Athens, Bonn, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Helsinki, Milan, Porto, Sofia, Stockholm, Malta, Vienna, Warsaw and Zagreb also in contention. (more...)
Donald Trump read and approved fake Fox News story, lawsuit claims Donald Trump read and approved fake Fox News story, lawsuit claims
- August 02, 2017

For one, Butowsky told NPR that he was kidding about Trump's involvement. He added: "The retraction of this story is still being investigated internally and we have no evidence that Rod Wheeler was misquoted by Zimmerman". No, the latest legal trouble to plague the network is about Donald Trump's favorite subject: fake news. "Notwithstanding Ofcom's inquiries into Fox's ability to convey news in a nonpartisan manner, the collaboration appears only to have deepened since President ... (more...)
Charge: Man hid girlfriend in freezer, lived with impostor Charge: Man hid girlfriend in freezer, lived with impostor
- August 02, 2017

Despite noticing the freezer was locked with a padlock, Eshenbaugh agreed to take it in. The pair also received a bond of $1 million, which was set by a local judge. They are next due in court on Monday, Lantz said, and could face additional charges once the identity of the body is confirmed. Layton, who soon after became Novoa's live-in girlfriend, "started living the life of the victim", Youngstown City Prosecutor Dana Lantz told BuzzFeed News . (more...)
Afghan mosque blast 'kills many — BBCI Afghan mosque blast 'kills many — BBCI
- August 02, 2017

According to a local police spokesman, Abdulhai Walizada, there appeared to be more than one attacker, with a suicide bomber who detonated explosives and another who threw grenades at worshippers. The incident comes just a week after a massive blast rocked the Afghan capital, Kabul . IS has been expanding its footprint in eastern Afghanistan and has recently claimed responsibility for several devastating attacks in the capital. (more...)
Apple Goes Along With China's Latest VPN Crackdown Apple Goes Along With China's Latest VPN Crackdown
- August 01, 2017

While the company supports human rights and is an advocate for protecting privacy, it must also comply with local laws or face serious repercussions which could include blocking the entire App Store in China . "By setting up a data centre and pulling VPNs, ( Apple ) is sending a friendly signal to the Chinese government", said Liu Xingliang, head of the DCCI Internet Research Institute. (more...)
Three gangsters killed in Moscow courthouse firefight Three gangsters killed in Moscow courthouse firefight
- August 01, 2017

Earlier , the shootout at the court was confirmed to RT by Natalia Osipova, the head of the court's press service, but she did not provide any details. Prosecutors claim that from 2012 to 2014 the gang committed 15 robberies resulted in the murder of 17 people and attempted murder of another two. The two other suspects and three security officers were wounded. (more...)
Mattis appalled by Trump tweets announcing transgender ban Mattis appalled by Trump tweets announcing transgender ban
- August 01, 2017

People on the Left and Right need to come terms with the fact that Trump's announcement came in Tweets . The (president's) statement was unclear. "W$3 hat is clear is that the President's stated new ban reopens a closed issue, is contrary to advice provided by our military leadership, and is based on factual misstatements and discredited claims". (more...)
Q2 Weather: Cooling trend around the corner Q2 Weather: Cooling trend around the corner
- August 01, 2017

Tuesday through Thursday , the weather service expects high pressure to push eastward as we endure a period of mostly quiet weather. Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 miles per hour in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. TUESDAY: Mostly sunny and warm. Small rain chance. (more...)
Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty of criminal contempt in Arizona Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty of criminal contempt in Arizona
- August 01, 2017

He faces jail time, but will nearly certainly not get any. Last year, the judge asked federal prosecutors to file criminal contempt charges against Arpaio and several subordinates, alleging they had disregarded the court's directions, made false statements and attempted to obstruct further inquiry. (more...)
U.S. expresses 'strong disappointment and protest' over Russian Federation retaliation U.S. expresses 'strong disappointment and protest' over Russian Federation retaliation
- July 31, 2017

The legislation bars Trump from easing or waiving the penalties on Russian Federation unless Congress agrees. The bill's sanctions are meant to penalize Russian Federation for its alleged interference in the election as well as for its aggression in Ukraine and backing of Syria's government in a bloody civil war. (more...)
Lavrov says Moscow had to react to U.S. sanctions Lavrov says Moscow had to react to U.S. sanctions
- July 31, 2017

The bill limits Trump's ability to lift the restrictions on Moscow. Signing the measure would dilute his power. The bill, which passed the Senate and House with overwhelming majorities this week and was sent to the White House on Friday, will not only place new sanctions against the three countries, but it will prohibit Trump from unilaterally easing sanctions against Moscow. (more...)