• Trump warns NKorea that USA is 'locked and loaded'
Trump warns NKorea that USA is 'locked and loaded'

President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un may be dominating the news right now with a looming threat of all-out war, but it certainly isn't keeping the internet from poking a bit of fun at the two superpowerful men. North Korea's apparently rapid progress in developing nuclear weapons and missiles capable of reaching the US mainland ...

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  • South Korea vows to take measures to stabilize financial markets
South Korea vows to take measures to stabilize financial markets

Last week, the North released a Canadian pastor on medical parole after having held him for more than two years. The exercises, which last 12 days, seek to coordinate a response to a possible invasion by North Korea. Mr Trump's recent aggressive comments about deploying possible military options underscored his resolve to counter the threat fro...

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  • 5 missing after Army helicopter crashes in ocean off Hawaii
5 missing after Army helicopter crashes in ocean off Hawaii

The search by Coast Guard, Hawaii Fire Department and Army personnel has focused on an area between two and five miles offshore. Personnel at the joint forward incident command post at Haleiwa Boat Harbor continue to coordinate search-and-rescue efforts.

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  • Trump Trades Barbs with CNN's Acosta Over 'Fake News'
Trump Trades Barbs with CNN's Acosta Over 'Fake News'

The reporter added that the White House had sent out talking points to Trump surrogates telling them to say that the president was "entirely correct" in blaming both sides. "Haven't you spread a lot of fake news yourself sir?" "Can we ask you some more questions then?" You're fake news . Thank you everybody'. The paper signed by Trump is a m...

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  • Palestinian terrorist makes final appearance in USA court before deportation
Palestinian terrorist makes final appearance in USA court before deportation

Odeh, who was born in the Arab village of Lifta, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, neglected to tell immigration authorities she was a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and had spent 10 years in Israeli security prison for her involvement in the 1969 PFLP bombings in Jerusalem in which two people were killed.

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  • Carl Paladino removed from school board
Carl Paladino removed from school board

Paladino was not present at the session, held in downtown Buffalo. Paladino drew attention for making racially charged comments about President Obama and his wife Michelle in a Buffalo newspaper last December. Paladino generally denied the allegations, but argued that the board's decision to oust him was in retaliation for his comments about the O...

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  • Busy Day for Fans at Little League World Series
Busy Day for Fans at Little League World Series

Fairfield, the New England champions, held off Mid-Atlantic winners, Holbrook Little League of Jackson , N.J., 7-6 in both teams' opener Thursday afternoon. There will be a parade on Wednesday night and the games will be played in front of thousands of fans. With 45 runs in their past four games while surrendering just two (yes, two) during that s...

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  • Church Decides To Remove Plaque Saying Robert E
Church Decides To Remove Plaque Saying Robert E

John's Episcopal Church in Fort Hamilton is slated to come down today, said the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. The plaque, sitting outside St. John's Episcopal Church in Fort Hamilton, was affixed in 1912 in front of a maple tree that Lee planted in the 1840s, before he led the South in the Civil War.

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  • Barcelona terror attack: Spanish police stop second attack, kill five terrorists
Barcelona terror attack: Spanish police stop second attack, kill five terrorists

Injured are helped after a white van jumped the sidewalk in Las Ramblas, Barcelona , Spain , crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists Thursday, Aug. Emergency workers stand on a blocked street in Barcelona , Spain . A fourth person was arrested later on Friday, according to Catalan police, though no further details were provided.

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  • Filipino-Irish family members hurt in Barcelona attack
Filipino-Irish family members hurt in Barcelona attack

Police are everywhere. There are helicopters in the air. "There needs to be a message of unity, we must help the people who have suffered and ensure Barcelona's reputation is not too damaged". Shirazinia said the driver appeared to be driving "in a zig-zag motion" as fast as he could, trying to hit as many people as possible. State-owned broadc...

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  • Erdogan urges German-Turks to punish mainstream parties
Erdogan urges German-Turks to punish mainstream parties

The comments are some of Erdogan's harshest yet against Merkel and her Christian Democrats, illustrating the widening divide between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies and major trade partners. "Because this is in a way a struggle of honor for all my citizens living in Germany ", Erdoğan said after Friday prayers in Istanbul . Erdogan,...

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  • Pres. Trump Disbands 2 Economic Advisory Councils
Pres. Trump Disbands 2 Economic Advisory Councils

Two more executives have resigned from a White House business council, amid controversy over President Donald Trump's reaction to violent clashes in Virginia last weekend. The move comes following a raucous press conference where Trump described the white nationalist demonstrators as "very nice people". The White House did not respond to requests...

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  • Several wounded in Finland stabbing; suspect shot in leg
Several wounded in Finland stabbing; suspect shot in leg

Finnish tabloid Ilta-Sanomat said five women and one man had been injured. At least one person was lying on the ground in Turku. The incident reportedly took place in the Puutori-Market Square area. Yle reports that one dead body lies covered on the street. He was later taken into custody. They said that security at Helsinki airport and...

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  • United Kingdom to seek 'temporary customs union'
United Kingdom to seek 'temporary customs union'

Britain also wants an interim customs agreement to allow the freest possible trade of goods by removing the threat of costly logjams at borders and to enable businesses to adapt to any future customs arrangement after leaving the bloc in March 2019.

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  • Confederate monument tarred and feathered in Arizona
Confederate monument tarred and feathered in Arizona

A Confederate monument on a highway in Arizona was vandalized, tarred and feathered, FOX 10 Phoenix reports. The memorial appeared to have been defaced with tar and feathers. "Breaking the law and destroying property isn't the answer". Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey has refused to remove Confederate monuments in the state, despite growing c...

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  • Police criticized for slow response to violent demonstrations
Police criticized for slow response to violent demonstrations

Trump began his remarks talking about his economic accomplishments and plans for trade negotiations before turning his attention to the events over the weekend in Virginia. Mr. Trump listened attentively, according to another person familiar with the discussions, but repeatedly steered the conversation to the breakdown of "law and order", and the r...

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  • Trump Will Resign, Says 'Art Of The Deal' Ghostwriter Tony Schwartz
Trump Will Resign, Says 'Art Of The Deal' Ghostwriter Tony Schwartz

Schwartz said that he would be "amazed" if Trump lasted a year in office, saying the president will resign before special counsel Robert Mueller acts on his Russian Federation investigation. Retrospectively, Schwartz says that he regrets the manner in which he portrayed the former reality TV star, likening it to fiction and having "put lipstick on...

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  • United States military chief urges China to pressure North Korea
United States military chief urges China to pressure North Korea

President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon says there's no military solution to the North Korean threat. "What is unimaginable is allowing [North Korean leader Kim Jong-un] to develop ballistic missiles with a nuclear warhead that can threaten the United States and continue to threaten the region".

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  • Modi's I-Day speech reeked of hypocrisy: CPI-M
Modi's I-Day speech reeked of hypocrisy: CPI-M

Addressing the nation on the 71st Independence Day from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort, he asserted that his government is committed to restoring the lost glory of Kashmir and its status as 'heaven on earth'. "Casteism and communalism will not help us". He pledged that the United States would continue to be a reliable and long-term suppl...

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  • US, China military chiefs reach deal to reduce risk of miscalculation
US, China military chiefs reach deal to reduce risk of miscalculation

The ministry quoted Lavrov as saying tensions could rise again with the USA and South Korea set to launch large-scale military exercises on August 21. Next week's start of annual U.S. State-run Chinese newspaper the Global Times said on its website late on Thursday that authorities in the Chinese border city of Hunchun were negotiating with Nor...

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  • Gen. Joseph Dunford: War would be 'horrific' but North Korea nukes 'unimaginable'
Gen. Joseph Dunford: War would be 'horrific' but North Korea nukes 'unimaginable'

Dan Wang, China analyst at The Economist's Intelligence Unit, told CNN that Beijing was afraid of "unilateral military action from the US" against North Korea . China is North Korea's main economic partner and political backer, although relations between Beijing and Pyongyang have deteriorated amid the North's continuing defiance of China's ca...

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  • Forecast: 40 percent chance of morning showers, thunderstorms
Forecast: 40 percent chance of morning showers, thunderstorms

The National Weather Service's short term forecast for Friday showed isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms were possible. Cloudy, with a high near 82. West wind 3 to 6 miles per hour. Saturday night - Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Temperatures were expected to hit the low- to mid-90s with heat indexes between 100 to 105 d...

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  • Mary Barra No Longer Working With Trump as Advisory Council Ends
Mary Barra No Longer Working With Trump as Advisory Council Ends

Donald Trump , a self-declared businessman, negotiated himself out of even more of his presidential responsibility this morning: Following a slew of defections this week, he announced plans (via Twitter , of course) to disband two White House advisory councils composed of top American business leaders.

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  • CNN Reporter Asks Trump
CNN Reporter Asks Trump

Answering proudly, and stating again why, would have sent a strong message reinforcing his original, albeit too late, remarks. The president responded this was a press conference. CNN's Jim Acosta was not satisfied with President Trump's response to this weekend's carnage in Charlottesville, VA. "You're fake news ", Trump said while pointin...

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  • Sydney schoolboy missing after splitting from family in Barcelona attack
Sydney schoolboy missing after splitting from family in Barcelona attack

Spain mounts a sweeping anti-terror operation after a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds in Barcelona . A seven-year-old Australian boy is feared missing after the Barcelona terror attack at Las Ramblas , killing more than a dozen people Friday.

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  • Once Shot For Advocating For Girls' Education, Malala Is Going To Oxford
Once Shot For Advocating For Girls' Education, Malala Is Going To Oxford

The girl power icon will be studying Politics, Philosophy and Economic (PPE), a course that combines the three disciplines and known for producing a number of notable graduates such as Aung San Suu Kyi, another Nobel Peace Prize victor and Benazir Bhutto, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, where Yousafzai is originally from.

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  • North Korea media grade South's Moon a 'fail'
North Korea media grade South's Moon a 'fail'

Moon's policy on Pyongyang came in for criticism from his rivals, particularly Hong of the Liberty Korea Party and Ahn of the People's Party, who both touted tougher lines on North Korea. It doesn't need to be done with a willingness to implement military action. Following Trump's recent " fire and fury " threat against the North, Moon told repor...

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  • Storms expected to move in; heavy rain the main hazard
Storms expected to move in; heavy rain the main hazard

Temperature wise, things are staying pretty steady, with highs ranging from the upper 70s to low 80s. Highs in the low-to-mid 90s. Thursday will be quiet, sunny and a little warmer with highs in the mid 80s. Other than an isolated shower chance on Saturday the rest of the weekend will be dry. The big weather story is the storm system that w...

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  • Economist Cover Shows Trump Speaking Through KKK Hood
Economist Cover Shows Trump Speaking Through KKK Hood

He also retweeted someone complimenting him on the stock market's gains and consumer confidence highs and wrote that Heather Heyer, the woman mowed down by a auto during the Charlottesville violence, was "beautiful and incredible". Below is the newest cover of the Economist , paired with an editorial describing Trump as "inept" and "morally barr...

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  • Trump business policy forum says disbanding due to 'distraction'
Trump business policy forum says disbanding due to 'distraction'

Thank you all!" Trump tweeted. A second strategic and advisory group was dismantled as well. Eight members of the manufacturing council had already walked away in recent days, in the wake of Trump's repeated avowal that violence at a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville was perpetrated by many sides.

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  • Trump drops plan to create infrastructure council -White House
Trump drops plan to create infrastructure council -White House

On Wednesday, Trump's relationship with the American business community suffered a big setback when the president shut down two different business advisory councils after corporate leaders, starting with Merck's CEO, repudiated Trump's initial comments about who was to blame for the street protests in Charlottesville.

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  • China military criticizes 'wrong' United States moves on Taiwan, South China Sea
China military criticizes 'wrong' United States moves on Taiwan, South China Sea

Marine Corps General Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is visiting China to further military-to-military ties between the two Pacific powers, according to the US Department of Defence. Dunford's comments to reporters followed a almost week-long trip to Asia, which included stops in South Korea and China. "Our effort is to cause ...

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  • USA and Japan agree to boost defenses against North Korea
USA and Japan agree to boost defenses against North Korea

Japan and the USA also agreed to work together on a host of other issues, including space communications, cyber security, and improved information sharing with other countries affected by the North's developing weapons programs. On Thursday, the top defense and diplomatic officials of the United States and Japan met for a so-called two-plus-two mee...

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  • Solar eclipse's potential dangers lead New Orleans area schools to be cautious
Solar eclipse's potential dangers lead New Orleans area schools to be cautious

As far as when to start peering at the sky (with your protective eyewear, of course!), the moon will start to cover the sun starting at 1:28 p.m. Monday, peaking around 2:45 p.m. Welder's glasses or a welder's mask is also an acceptable choice. Approved stores are: Best Buy, Bi-Mart, Casey's General Store, Circle K, Hobby Town, Kirklands, Kroger, L...

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  • Rare Solar Eclipse to be Seen From Vancouver
Rare Solar Eclipse to be Seen From Vancouver

They did find something, renting a plot in a field about the size of two parking spots, which they'll call home awaiting the main event along with 30,000 others expected in the small town, usually home to just under 7,000 people. Stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar viewer before looking up at the bright sun. After gla...

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