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Led coalition strikes kill 29 civilians in Syria's Raqqa - monitor

The militants have been a thorn in the country's side since they began filtering in from neighboring Syria, which has been in the throes of civil war since 2011. The IS is also facing offensive in the north of Deirazzor from The US backed SDF who have also registered a victory against the rebel fighters in Raqqa town. Read More »

Jaguars LT Branden Albert Puts Off Retirement, Wants to Return


According to SiriusXM's Adam Caplan (h/t's Michael DiRocco ), Albert has changed his mind about retiring and wants to rejoin the Jaguars, but the organization is unlikely to allow him to. Whether Albert will actually want to play again is anyone's guess. While the best course of action here for the Jaguars in terms of culture is to cut Albert since he's already twice chosen to skip practices, it would behoove the Jaguars to keep him. Read More »

Opioid Overdoses Have Been Higher Than Thought


Without corrections, the death growth rates for opioids were underreported in Pennsylvania, Indiana, New Jersey and Arizona, but dramatically overestimated in South Carolina, New Mexico, Ohio, Connecticut, Florida and Kentucky. That said, Susan Shanaman of the Pennsylvania State Coroners Association said "there are many reasons that a Coroner may not list all the drugs on a death certificate", including federal and state privacy rules. Read More »

TV Pundit Accuses New RNC Spokesperson Of Being A 'Fraud' On Twitter


Shot against a blue backdrop advertising and the 2016 Trump-Pence ticket, the video , filmed at Trump Tower in NY, mimics the format of a television newscast. WASHINGTON | To fight against the coverage of traditional media, it never ceases to treat of conveyors of "Fake news", Donald Trump and his team have launched their own service of "real information", simply called " Real news ". Read More »

Facebook Video Shows Driver Pointing Gun at Another Motorist in Dallas


That woman, according to her facebook - then contacted the Lancaster Police Department. Victoria Best was the other driver - she posted a video to Facebook of him pointing the gun at her. Anxious that he was going to cause a crash, Best said she started recording video of the driver with her cellphone as she drove by him. Detective Maeland James with Lancaster police says the incident took place at approximately 3 p.m. Read More »

20-25 Years Jail For Molly And Thomas Martens


Evidence during the trial had shown that Mr Corbett had received at least ten blows to the head from a baseball bat and cement brick. The attorney for Martens, Jason Corbett's father in law, argued he wasn't a threat to the community at 67 years old. Read More »

Bizarre Diplomatic Dust-up Leaves US Diplomats Ill, Gets Cuban Diplomats Expelled


Cuba fired back, saying: " The United States is not in a position to give us lessons " on human rights, adding that the new restrictions " are doomed to fail, as it was the case in the past ." . However, the person familiar with the U.S. probe said investigators were looking into whether the individuals were harmed outside the regular chain of command of the Cuban government. Read More »

After 200 Days of Trump, Poll Shows Base (Finally) Abandoning President

They claim President Donald Trump's decision to retain ownership of his businesses is problematic and can create divided loyalties, and have asked the agencies for responses by August 25. Trump's "strong approval" among white voters without a college degree dropped 12 percentage points from February. Despite his criticism, Trump's opinion of polls has followed a similar pattern to that of his views on news reports using unnamed. Read More »

UNC's 2016-17 Men's Basketball Attendance Ranks Fourth in NCAA


It marked the ninth straight year that Syracuse ranked either first or second in attendance. In the NCAA's annual men's basketball attendance report-which was released on Tuesday-UNC ranked fourth in the country, which represents the school's 30th top five finish in the last 31 years. Read More »

Large inflatable chicken stares down White House


Morton and other organizers hatched the idea to use the chickens for protest marches on Tax Day. The chicken , which is situated in a way that it faces the White House, is used by Tax Day protesters as a way to mock President Donald Trump for not releasing his tax returns, according to CBS News . Read More »

Hostages Freed After Rare Joint IS-Taliban Attack In Afghanistan


Zabihullah Amani, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said the fighters, who included foreign militants, attacked a security outpost in the Mirza Olang area of Sayaad district overnight, torching 30 houses. The Taliban confirmed capturing Mirza Olang but said it did so alone. An Afghan security source told AFP there had been around three incidents in the past where fighters from both groups had teamed up to deal a blow to Afghan forces in certain areas. Read More »

NYT, WaPo 'reluctant' to cover shady tarmac meeting


Eric Holder, Lynch's predecessor, used "Lew Alcindor", the former name of retired National Basketball Association star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. That is the former name of retired National Basketball Association star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He said the request left him feeling "queasy". And former IRS official Lois Lerner, who was at the center of the agency's targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, also used an alias - Toby Miles. Read More »

At ASEAN, Tillerson Presses Counterparts on North Korea


The South China Sea has always been the most divisive issue for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), with China's influence looming large over its activities. But China, despite being a signatory to the UN's Convention on the Law of the Sea, ignored the ruling. It once again underscores the strong political will of China and the ASEAN countries to work together to maintain stability in the South China Sea and sustain the positive momentum they have established in their ... Read More »

Trump Endorses Strange in Heated Alabama Senate Race — WHOA


The one thing the three leading candidates for the nomination ( Strange , Congressman Mo Brooks , and Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Roy Moore ) have all agreed about is that Donald Trump is a heaven-sent agent for national regeneration, to be devoutly supported in all his aspirations. Read More »

North Korea says it's examining plans to attack Guam


Just moments after Tillerson's remarks were reported, Trump hammered home his tough talk in a Twitter post about USA nuclear weapons in what looked like another warning to North Korea . But at the right angle, the experts said the missiles, in theory, could hit the mainland of the United States. The confidential analysis says "the IC [intelligence community] assesses North Korea has produced nuclear weapons for ballistic missile delivery, to include delivery by ICBM-class missiles", ... Read More »

Nikki Haley: New Tone Now Coming From China on North Korea

According to three separate reports, the rogue nation has produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead and nuclear weapons for ballistic missile delivery and, according to USA intelligence, loaded anti-ship cruise missiles onto a North Korean patrol boat. Read More »

On North Korea Threat, 'Americans Should Sleep Well at Night,' Tillerson Says


In response, North Korea said it would launch a missile strike on Guam, a USA territory in the Pacific and would "turn the United States mainland into the theater of a nuclear war" at the first sign of an impending USA attack. Guam is a critical outpost for the United States to launch military missions in the Asia-Pacific region. The DIA 's latest assessment comes against a backdrop of growing global concern regarding North Korea's nuclear and missile testing. Read More »

Trump threatens North Korea with 'fire and fury' amid nuclear weapon reports


According to a May 2017 Washington Post article , North Korean children are taught at a young age to hate Americans. "They will be met with the fire and the fury like the world has never seen". Aides to the last US president, Barack Obama, echoed that concern. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says North Korea is reckless, provocative, risky and a threat to peace. Read More »

Trump vows new N Korea threats will be hit with 'fire'


North Korea's military is "examining the operational plan" to strike areas around Guam with medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic missiles, the state run KCNA said Wednesday. "The North Korea issue has been ongoing for a few years, so I think investors seem not to be too bothered by this kind of development", said Pu Yonghao, chief investment officer at asset management firm Fountainhead Partners in Hong Kong. Read More »

Will BJP keep its Bihar Assembly poll promise, Tejashwi asks Nitish


Almost 5,000 people, banners and placards and even half-a dozen elephants: Lalu Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal had left no stone unturned to give Tejashwi Yadav a big build-up on his maiden political yatra from Champaran's Gandhi maidan. Tejashwi said the BJP had promised scooty to counter a scheme of bicycles to girl students in Bihar. The Rajya Sabha MP from Bihar, who disagreed with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's decision to ally with the BJP in the state, also posted a photograph of ... Read More »

Oil Futures Fall For Second Session As Investors Await OPEC Decision


State oil giant Saudi Aramco will cut supplies to most buyers in Asia, the leading consuming continent, by up to 10% in September to comply with a producers' deal to cut output, multiple sources told Reuters . Department of Energy inventory data tomorrow evening Asia time", said Jeffrey Halley, senior market analyst at futures brokerage OANDA in Singapore. Read More »

North Korea Threats Not New to North Texas Korean Community


Department of Defense is monitoring this situation very closely and is maintaining a condition of readiness, daily". The US-held Pacific island of Guam is now not in any danger, the island's governor, Eddie Baza Calvo, said in a statement Wednesday, following North Korea's statement on possible strikes on Guam. Read More »

Dollar falls below ¥110 in Tokyo on North Korea risks


The president addressed growing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea during a statement Tuesday. He said North Korea's escalating threats showed it was feeling the pressure from a successful US strategy. He says Trump want to "avoid any miscalculation" by Pyongyang. The US military has flown the bombers several times this year to send a warning to North Korea, which has conducted a series of banned ballistic missile tests. Read More »

5 questions people are searching about North Korea and the answers


United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned North Korea , saying that Pyongyang will face " fire and fury" if it continues to threaten the U.S. But he said the US should assume the worst. Trump's harsh comments to reporters came hours after The Washington Post , citing a confidential Defense Intelligence Agency report, said North Korea has produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles. Read More »

Police Carry Out Raids Across Sydney, 14 Arrested


Australian Federal Police have destroyed two drug importation syndicates operating across Australia, Dubai and the Netherlands, resulting in 17 arrests and the seizure of more than 1.9 tonnes of narcotics destined for Australian streets. According to Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Gaughan, the investigation had been a 12-month project. Police have refused to confirm reports Ibrahim brothers Michael and Fadi were among those nabbed in Dubai. Read More »

Qatar rolls out free visas on arrival for 80 nationalities

The agency said that if the current rift between Qatar and its neighboring Persian Gulf Arab countries is prolonged, it could trigger outflows of foreign deposits and other external funding. The country has made provisions to allow people from dozens of countries in Europe including India, Lebanon, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States to receive tourist visa on arrival. Read More »

Chicago mayor calls threat to withhold funds 'blackmail,' files lawsuit against DOJ


Since 2005, the city has received about $33 million in JAG funds, which it reportedly spent on police equipment, according to the Washington Post . Sessions accused the city of open hostility to enforcing immigration laws and said they are protecting, quote "criminal aliens". Authorities contend the policy helps encourage residents of the immigrant community to inform police when they are victims of crimes. Read More »

Cops and active military NOT welcome at Atlanta gym


A gym owner is offering no apologies for leaving a nasty warning about police officers in the window. He says active members of the military also aren't eligible for membership. "I didn't want the other folks there to take the heat that I'm willing to take". "American police is just an entity that, they serve capitalism and they serve white supremacy and that's the way we see that". Read More »