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USS Nimitz Jet Harassed by Drone


Navy officials released a statement on the encounter Tuesday afternoon, calling it "unsafe" and "unprofessional". The F/A-18E maneuvered to avoid collision with the QOM-1 resulting in a lateral separation between the two aircraft of about 200 feet and a vertical separation of about 100 feet. Read More »

Ahmed scrounges for every vote to save Rajya Sabha seat


He said Balwantsinh Rajput , who had been put up by the BJP for the third Rajya Sabha seat in the state, was a friend of Ahmed Patel before he became his relative. They were taken to Karnataka after six party MLAs resigned from the party in July with some of them joining the BJP . In an attempt to prevent cross-voting, Congress has issued a whip to its MLAs saying that cross-voting would result in disqualification from the party for six years. Read More »

Meteorologists investigating damage in Salisbury to determine strength of likely tornado


A likely tornado caused damages and flipped vehicles in Salisbury, Maryland . Local reports say trees were split, cars were overturned, and homes and buildings were damaged. Witnesses say a auto flipped in a parking lot in Salisbury , Maryland. In a parking lot off of South Salisbury Boulevard, high winds overturned a auto on top of two other vehicles, reports. Read More »

US Opioid Crisis Continues to Worsen


President trump may be on vacation in New Jersey, but he's getting briefed this afternoon on the opioid crisis. " Declare a national emergency ". The president would have also been able to direct funds to equip police with Naloxone and provide the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Agency and other law enforcement agencies with more money to focus on the manufacturers and smugglers of risky drugs like fentanyl, which is a powerful painkiller that packs 25 to 50 times ... Read More »

Trump threatens "fire and fury" if North Korea escalates threat


The CCGA said 62 percent of those questioned support deploying USA forces in that scenario - compared to just 47 percent who answered that way in 2014 and 2015. Washington " is taking and will continue to take prudent defensive measures to protect ourselves and our allies " from the North Korean threat, Haley said. Read More »

Google tests publishing tech similar to Snapchat


Publishers say producing and formatting content for Google is a priority because of the company's ability to widely distribute content. Google's service would be tied into the company's search product, giving publishers a big built-in audience for their content. Read More »

Tillerson meets Duterte despite human rights concerns

Duterte's meeting with Tillerson came amid growing American support for his country's battle with an ISIS affiliate that has attempted to seize territory within its borders and staged increasingly violent attacks. A bloody standoff between government forces and extremist militants who have pledged allegiance to Daesh has killed around 700 people in the southern Philippine city of Marawi over the past two months. Read More »

Rahul violated security protocol in Gujarat: Rajnath Singh


But Rahul opted for a non-bullet resistant auto as suggested by his personal secretary. Buttressing his claim, he said Rahul traveled overseas on six occasions for 72 days in the last two years without taking any SPG security along. "In the last two years, Rahul Gandhi was out for 72 days on 6 foreign tours, but didn't take SPG cover. This is not only a violation of SPG Act but being negligent to safety issues as well", Rajnath added. Read More »

Clendon and Graham withdraw from Green Party caucus


In a statement, Green Party co-leader James Shaw said on Tuesday the decision was supported by all 12 of the other MPs. Metiria Turei and James Shaw, to her right, at a stand-up after the Greens' caucus meeting this morning. He hadn't yet talked to Mr Clendon. Asked if she thought this would hurt the local and national Green Party campaign, Ms Hodge replied: "I don't think so, no". Read More »

Arkansas prison back to normal operations


This is a developing story. The Arkansas Department of Correction said Monday in a statement that the inmates took the keys during recreation call at the Maximum Security Unit in Tucker, 30 miles southeast of Little Rock. Hutchinson will receive a full briefing later in the week, Davis said. "Today is indicative of the inherent dangers of their work, but our staff performed admirably today and at this point we are just glad that the situation was resolved without any serious injuries to ... Read More »

US, Japan, Australia urge world to pressure North Korea

China has in recent years expanded its presence in the sea by building artificial islands capable of supporting military bases. The U.S., which has long maintained that China has not done enough to rein in North Korea , negotiated with China for a month on the new resolution. Read More »

Israel military says helicopter crashes, killing 1 pilot


Golan's co-pilot was critically wounded when their Apache attack helicopter crashed on landing moments after they reported a technical failure, whereupon it crashed inside the Israeli air force base. Also noted that the investigation of the accident began. The spokesperson added that the entire fleet of Apache helicopters have been grounded pending further review. Read More »

North Korea Vows 'Thousandsfold' Revenge Over UN Sanctions


Wang said that apart from the new sanctions, the resolution also made clear that the six party talks process, a stalled dialogue mechanism with North Korea that also includes Russian Federation and Japan, should be restarted. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho made similar comments during an annual regional security conference in Manila on Monday. In 2014, North Korea agreed to reopen investigations into the abductions, which Japan responded to by easing or lifting certain sanctions - ... Read More »

President Trump defends base amid reports that it is shrinking


Other polls also show Trump with less than a 40 percent approval rating. And while the Quinnipiac poll shows Trump's base likely isn't getting stronger, support for Trump among Republicans overall is still high at 76 percent. Conway continued: "It needs to go up". Donald Trump kicked off his campaign for president [VIDEO ] back in the summer of 2015 and did so in controversial fashion. Read More »

Christie says Mueller is being 'responsible' in Russian Federation inquiry


And Clinton, of course, ended his term with approval ratings far higher than any Trump has experienced. Independent and special counsel investigations of the executive branch since Watergate often have. The senator, who is sponsoring the bill with Sen. Whether Mueller will find enough criminality by Trump and his family to file charges, or will just settle for disclosures remains to be seen. Read More »

Widespread flooding hits New Orleans Saturday afternoon


If the people most closely involved in activities that affect the operation of storm drains would just follow-through with best work practices, if people contracting lawn service workers insist that the lawn clippings are bagged, if people don't litter, I am convinced we won't see such widespread street flooding . Read More »

Malia Obama Rocks Out HARD to The Killers At Lollapalooza


Seconds later, the video cuts to Malia rolling around on the grass. In the video, Malia's friend is seen throwing herself to the ground while the Obama daughter pretends to play the drums while she matches her moves to the music. This time, the Harvard student was recorded by an on-looker dancing in a insane and weird manner with a girl friend. We're told she was with her friends backstage for most of the set, but came out to the general area to dance later. Read More »

Jordan's king in rare West Bank trip amid diplomatic crisis


The measures were implemented following a deadly July 14 attack at the site in which two Israeli police were killed by three Palestinian citizens of Israel. He further commended the pivotal role of the King and Jordan in reopening Al Aqsa Mosque/Al Haram Al Sharif after Israel closed the sanctuary, and defusing the recent crisis, stressing the importance of the Hashemite Custodianship over the Islamic and Christian sanctities in Jerusalem and its role in preserving and protecting it. Read More »

Mumbai man returns home from USA only to find skeleton of mom


Sahani told police that his last conversation with his mother was in April previous year during which his mother complained about loneliness and her wish to be moved to an old age home. The Indian Express reported that although she had stopped paying maintenance for months, the residents didn't force open her house as no family member was present. Read More »

ASEAN, China officially approve draft COC framework


A statement from the three nations, whose meetings are known as the Trilateral Strategic Dialogue (TSD), stressed the importance of "upholding the rules-based order" and called upon all states to "respect freedom of navigation and overflight and other internationally lawful uses of the seas". Read More »

Pressure on Nepal over Doklam standoff


Even though "Both countries do not want a conflict", a tactical operation by the Chinese border guards and PLA to construct a motorable road at Dokhlam (physically blocked by the Indian soldiers on June 18) was not successful, leading to a strategic fall out. Read More »

ASEAN 'framework' on South China Sea tiptoes around the real issue


Further, the U.S. Defense Department has expressed caution regarding China's recent attempts to strengthen its de facto control over the Spratly and Paracel island groups in the South China Sea. "We spoke with some officials from the DFA who were able to see the logistics during the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) meetings two years ago and they said coverage and awareness of ASEAN is much higher than coverage of APEC", he said. Read More »

ASEAN ministers endorse framework code in South China Sea


As in past criticisms, they did not cite China by name. The leaders of the ASEAN countries would be meeting this Sunday in Philippine's capital Manila to discuss a wide variety of issues. Russian Federation and North Korea to join their counterparts for security talks from Sunday. The document reflects the consensus of the ministers on issues concerning ASEAN. Read More »

Wembley worries to follow Tottenham Hotspur in Premier League title chase

Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil are facing a race against time to prove their fitness for Arsenal's opening game of the season against Leicester on Friday. You have players who are pumped up in the gym and you have players who are born strong. The leagues start again with everyone on zero points, so whether you were top of the table or bottom of the pile, we all begin with a clean slate. Read More »