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Saying no to Sheriff Joe Saying no to Sheriff Joe
- August 23, 2017

And that, said Scarpinato, means the governor being somewhere other than the Phoenix Convention Center . Arpaio, who touted himself as "America's toughest sheriff" and served the poster child for hardline immigration policies until his defeat previous year, recently was convicted by a federal judge for ignoring a court order that he stop detaining people on the mere suspicion that they were undocumented immigrants. (more...)
$200K Powerball ticket sold in Albemarle $200K Powerball ticket sold in Albemarle
- August 23, 2017

The estimated jackpot for Wednesday night's Powerball lottery game has climbed to $700 million, making it the second-largest in USA history. California resident Jeff Lindsay claimed the winning power ball ticket June 10 and chose to receive an annuity of $447.8 million, the seventh-largest jackpot in Powerball history. (more...)
Governor issues stay of execution for convicted murderer Governor issues stay of execution for convicted murderer
- August 23, 2017

This is the second time Williams has had his execution pushed back. In 2001, a jury convicted Williams of the first-degree murder of Gayle. The new DNA evidence "does not come close to showing Williams is actually innocent", the documents state. (more...)
Ambushed Ohio judge shoots gunman dead outside court — BBCI Ambushed Ohio judge shoots gunman dead outside court — BBCI
- August 22, 2017

The judge was walking from his auto into the courthouse when he was ambushed. "Every judge should be armed today in America", Abdalla said. Once the bullet slugs are removed from the body, it will be determined who shot the suspect. Neither the suspected shooter nor his suspected accomplice were immediately identified. You have a judge shot in front of his court house, and that affected me. (more...)
Cops defensive over video of Sasikala 'walking out of jail' Cops defensive over video of Sasikala 'walking out of jail'
- August 22, 2017

Then, another footage showed Sasikala accompanied by her sister-in-law Ilavarasi walking along the corridor of the Central jail. In the video, you can see Sasikal entering the main gate of the high-security prison while in presence of the security officials giving out the idea that she may have been allowed to go out of the jail in civil clothes. (more...)
North Korea warns USA against military drills with South Korea North Korea warns USA against military drills with South Korea
- August 22, 2017

Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission observers will monitor the exercise to ensure it complies with the 1953 armistice agreement, defense officials said. "There's a lot we can do (through diplomacy) to bring the tension down without undermining the security of South Korea or USA", said Robert S. Ross, a Boston College political science professor. (more...)
Eclipse-watching? You may see clouds instead Eclipse-watching? You may see clouds instead
- August 22, 2017

There will be times of filtered view of the sun this afternoon for the peak of the eclipse at 2:45 pm. But, as Kook said, lower cumulus clouds could form, especially throughout lower MI, due to a storm front that's moving through Iowa as of 8:14 a.m. (more...)
8 people injured in stabbing attack in central Russian city 8 people injured in stabbing attack in central Russian city
- August 22, 2017

But local news agency, Surgut Inter Novosti, suggested the violent attack was larger than the authorities had initially revealed. The Islamic State's Amaq News Agency has since claimed responsibility for the attack, according to the SITE Intel Group, which monitors jihadi activity worldwide. (more...)
US Embassy in Russia Suspends Nonimmigrant Visas US Embassy in Russia Suspends Nonimmigrant Visas
- August 22, 2017

Russian Federation also repossessed a warehouse and a resort complex in Moscow used by USA diplomatic staff . The U.S. embassy in Russian Federation is suspending all "nonimmigrant visa operations" in Russian Federation as of August 23. (more...)
Prosecutors: Chicago slaying was part of sexual fantasy Prosecutors: Chicago slaying was part of sexual fantasy
- August 22, 2017

It is not clear why they did not carry out their alleged plan to kill themselves, or whether there were any other victims. The medical examiner reported that Cornell-Duranleauand had a total of 70 stab wounds and that his head was almost decapitated. (more...)
United States widens Solheim Cup lead United States widens Solheim Cup lead
- August 22, 2017

The U.S. improved to 10-5 in the history of the biennial event which started in 1990. Lizette Salas who ensured the win with one up win over Jodi Ewart Shadoff said after the victory; "To secure the point that wins us the Solheim Cup is unbelievable". (more...)
Big Ben Bonged Throughout The Blitz - So, Why Is It Silent Now? Big Ben Bonged Throughout The Blitz - So, Why Is It Silent Now?
- August 22, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May had also intervened, saying it's not right to silence Big Ben for four years and urged officials to rethink their plans. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said last week the issue had been blown out of proportion and the silencing of the bell was "not a national disaster". (more...)
Army chief reaches Leh, takes stock of situation Army chief reaches Leh, takes stock of situation
- August 21, 2017

Army Chief arrived in Leh on a two-day visit to take stock of the situation in Ladakh region. The scuffle took place Tuesday morning when Chinese patrolling soldiers were confronted by an Indian patrol, comprising of the Army and the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) troopers, in the Finger-4 area of Pangong. (more...)
10 die in train derailment in India's Uttar Pradesh 10 die in train derailment in India's Uttar Pradesh
- August 21, 2017

The death toll is expected to rise. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath enquired about the accident and directed officials to take all possible action, an official spokesperson said. MoS Railways Manoj Sinha is rushing to the accident spot. "Have ordered inquiry into the unfortunate accident to ascertain the cause". "I am personally monitoring the situation". (more...)
Police make arrest in deaths of 3 children in Clinton, Maryland home Police make arrest in deaths of 3 children in Clinton, Maryland home
- August 21, 2017

Police said Nadira's mother found the dead children - all with stab punctures and lacerations to their bodies - on a bed inside the home. Prince George's County Deputy Chief Sammy Patel on Friday called the slayings "one of the most hard scenes" that the department's officers have encountered, and said the department will provide counseling services to responding officers. (more...)
Monday forecast: Clear skies, with a chance of afternoon smoke Monday forecast: Clear skies, with a chance of afternoon smoke
- August 21, 2017

But even with a fair amount of upper level cloud cover, the sun has an opportunity to shine through, he said. By now you have probably heard about the Eclipse of the Century, the first total eclipse to occur in the United States since 1979 and the first to cross from coast to coast in 99 years. (more...)
Security Forces Abused Civilians in Mosul Campaign, Iraq Admits Security Forces Abused Civilians in Mosul Campaign, Iraq Admits
- August 21, 2017

About 2 ,000 battle-hardened militants remain in the city, according to USA and Iraqi military commanders. "Mosul was a decisive victory for the Iraqi Security Forces, but it did not mark the end of [IS] in Iraq, or its worldwide threat". (more...)
Majority of voters in 3 key states find President Trump's conduct 'embarrassing' Majority of voters in 3 key states find President Trump's conduct 'embarrassing'
- August 21, 2017

The three states in question are seen as particularly significant because they were key to Trump's victory as he became the first Republican to win all three of them since 1980s. Roughly a quarter of registered voters in those states said they are "proud" of his conduct, the polls said. Forty-eight percent of MI voters preferred Democrats. (more...)
Utkal Express derailment; Railways suspends four, sends three top officials on leave Utkal Express derailment; Railways suspends four, sends three top officials on leave
- August 21, 2017

Ground-level lapses in maintenance work carried out near Muzaffarnagar may have led to the derailment of the Utkal Express on Saturday in Uttar Pradesh, the Railway Ministry said on Sunday, according to IANS . The impact of the accident was so severe that one of the coaches mounted on another while another coach had crashed into a building along the tracks. (more...)
Dlamini-Zuma says law must take course on Grace Mugabe case Dlamini-Zuma says law must take course on Grace Mugabe case
- August 20, 2017

Both countries said their action was because the planes did not have a "foreign operator's permit". SAA says Zimbabwe has placed restrictions on its operations, affecting its flights between the neighbouring countries. The countries have been at odds since Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe was prevented from leaving South Africa after allegedly beating up a 20-year-old South African woman in a Johannesburg hotel. (more...)