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Andersson says he won't help override veto of school funding bill

Andersson says he won't help override veto of school funding bill Rauner said. Rep. Steve Andersson (R-Geneva) is all for evidence-based school funding, but there's no evidence that Chicago schools deserve more than any other schools in the state, he said on a recent appearance on "Chicago Tonight". While districts across IL have said they will open on time, some have said they'll be forced to borrow money or make cuts, and they warn of more dire circumstances... [Full Article...]

No retreat on demands to Qatar: Boycotting Arab nations

No retreat on demands to Qatar: Boycotting Arab nations Qatar's complaint is in accordance with Article 54 (N) of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago 1944), which gives member states the right to consider any matter relating to the Convention. All four states have also cut air and sea links with Qatar, with Saudi Arabia closing the peninsula's only land border. On Sunday, foreign ministers of the four countries said they were re... [Full Article...]

Will resign if money trail statement proven false: Imran Khan

Will resign if money trail statement proven false: Imran Khan Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's website was defaced late Tuesday by a group of hackers calling themselves " Voice of Pakistan; Death Adders Crew ". He said if Gulalai or any other PTI activist received any demeaning messages in the past from any leader why she was silent till a day before. [Full Article...]

New Russia Sanctions 'Illegal' Says Germany, Urging Europe to Retaliate Against US

New Russia Sanctions 'Illegal' Says Germany, Urging Europe to Retaliate Against US A European Commission spokesman in Brussels said the bloc would be following the sanctions process closely. European leaders say the sanctions will jeopardize their energy security and hurt their economies. "One is left with the sense that the United States is looking to its own economic interests", Volker Triere, the head of the Germany Chamber of Industry and Commerce, said last week. [Full Article...]

Pence says Trump to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill

Pence says Trump to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill Russian Federation maintains thousands of troops in the two regions. Keeping to previous USA administrations' line, Pence also condemned Russia's presence in Georgia. The tiny Balkan nation won praise from Washington for joining despite pressure against the move from Russian Federation. "And no threat looms larger today than the specter of aggression from your unpredictable neighbor to the eas... [Full Article...]

Brexit Series: YouGov polls finds strong support for Brexit among voters

Brexit Series: YouGov polls finds strong support for Brexit among voters Both numbers increase when limited to older leave voters, with 71 per cent of those who voted for Brexit and are aged over 65 saying significant economic damage would be a price worth paying, and 50 per cent expressing their comfort with a family member losing a job. [Full Article...]

Increased Sanctions on Iran Over Space Launch

Increased Sanctions on Iran Over Space Launch According to Iran's Foreign Ministry, the Supervisory Committee of the JCPOA held a meeting to discuss the latest sanctions by the United States. The comments are likely to escalate tensions between the Islamic Republic and Trump administration, which recently came very close to explicitly labeling Iran as in violation of the nuclear deal . [Full Article...]

Princeton Review ranks Syracuse No. 1 in 'students pack the stadiums' category

Princeton Review ranks Syracuse No. 1 in 'students pack the stadiums' category Those looking to have a good time during their college years need look no further than Tulane University . Only about 15 percent of the nation's more than 2,500 4-year universities and colleges and only two colleges outside the USA made this year's list. [Full Article...]

Texas community colleges will now allow guns on campus

Texas community colleges will now allow guns on campus Campus Carry initially targeted public four-year universities and expanded to community colleges yesterday. Tarrant County Community College will be posting signs around campus to educate students on where you can, and cannot carry under the law. [Full Article...]

Jordan scraps controversial rape law; frees rapist if he marries victim

Jordan scraps controversial rape law; frees rapist if he marries victim This includes the belief that having a rape victim in the family is shameful, and that such "shame" can be expunged through marriage. "BRAVO #JORDAN for repealing heinous article 308 absolving rapists who marry their victims". The attacker "took away her dignity, her honor and took away her life", Barakat said. The debate around article 308 is part of a regional move toward canceling provision... [Full Article...]

Harvard lists Scaramucci as dead in directory

Harvard lists Scaramucci as dead in directory Thank you, people of Twitter. But there was another statement from Trump that Kimmel didn't think aged as well. "President Trump is coming off his worst since his last worst week, which I think was the week before last week", he quipped. [Full Article...]

Trump falls to new low of 25 percent approval rate in state

Trump falls to new low of 25 percent approval rate in state But there's one exception: Rasmussen Reports . According to the survey, which polls 1,500 US voters every night and publishes the information each morning, the newest numbers have Trump down to a 39 percent approval. Trump also has triggered a succession of embarrassing events, including rebukes from the military, police departments and the Boy Scouts, as well as the disastrous hiring ... [Full Article...]

Marijuana Justice Act: Booker's Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Nationwide

Marijuana Justice Act: Booker's Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Nationwide The bill would remove weed, which is now a Schedule 1 drug ― from the list of controlled substances. It would withhold some criminal justice funding from states that haven't legalized marijuana if they exhibit racially disproportionate arrest or incarceration rates. [Full Article...]

12 inmates escape Alabama jail using peanut butter; 1 still at large

12 inmates escape Alabama jail using peanut butter; 1 still at large Underwood said the inmates will face additional escape charges. The escapees managed to persuade a rookie guard in the control room, communicating with them via CCTV, to open an external door. Two are in jail for attempted murder, the others with charges like burglary, domestic violence, theft, breaking and entering, disorderly conduct, and drug charges. [Full Article...]

U.S. sanctions Maduro for daring to hold Elections without American approval

U.S. sanctions Maduro for daring to hold Elections without American approval Venezuela's attorney general lambasted the election. A statement issued by the Supreme Court on Tuesday said that officials had received "information that revealed an escape plan" by Mr. López's wife Lilian Tintori and Ledezma's wife Mitzy both confirmed the arrests on Twitter , also sharing videos of the incidents. Leopoldo Lopez and the mayor of Caracas Antonio Ledezma. [Full Article...]

Ohio Amber Alert Has Been Cancelled, Suspect Located

Ohio Amber Alert Has Been Cancelled, Suspect Located Tuesday. Police spotted the pickup several hours later on Interstate 75 near the OH state line. As of 9:15am, the suspect was leading police on a high speed chase in the metro Detroit area. "The suspect is a Black male, age 42, is 6'0" tall, weighs 278, and has bald hair and black eyes. An Amber Alert was issued by the Detroit Police Department for the following regions: Northwest Ohio, wh... [Full Article...]

Specially-built Court Room Scene of Trial of 486 Erdogan Foes

Specially-built Court Room Scene of Trial of 486 Erdogan Foes Turkish courts have held several mass trials over the alleged plot and the government is continuing with a widespread purge of public institutions following the unrest. "Most are military officers who were stationed at an airbase where fighter jets took off, and bombed parliament, on the night of the attempted coup last summer". [Full Article...]

United States detects 'highly unusual' N.Korean submarine activity

United States detects 'highly unusual' N.Korean submarine activity The US has raised concerns about "unprecedented levels" of North Korean submarine activity and underwater launch tests. Citing an unnamed USA defence official, CNN reported Monday the US military also detected the third submarine "ejection test" in the month of July, and the fourth of the year. [Full Article...]

Why has Centrica raised British Gas electricity prices?

Why has Centrica raised British Gas electricity prices? LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Britain's largest energy supplier Centrica raised its household electricity prices on Tuesday to try to turn around a loss-making part of its business despite shedding another 485,000 customer accounts in under two months. [Full Article...]

EC provides NOTA option to MLAs in Rajya Sabha elections, Opposition protests

EC provides NOTA option to MLAs in Rajya Sabha elections, Opposition protests A top leader in the Congress, however, said the BJP has under-estimated Ahmed Patel as he may make inroads even among the BJP MLAs to secure enough votes to win in the very first round. Earlier on Saturday, a delegation of Congress leaders comprising leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, deputy leader of the opposition Anand Sharma, MPs Vivek K. [Full Article...]


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