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Alaska lawmakers concerned about possible North Korean strike

Alaska lawmakers concerned about possible North Korean strike As tensions reach a fever pitch between the US and North Korea , with Pyongyang announcing its intentions to fire missiles towards the US territory of Guam, the US Navy has continued to patrol and span the entire Pacific ocean with power and reach unparalleled on earth. [Full Article...]

India at 70: Sushma Swaraj wishes Nepal for its democratic success

India at 70: Sushma Swaraj wishes Nepal for its democratic success It came into existence in June 1997 and includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand. BISMTEC is a regional grouping where Pakistan is not a member. With a South Asian road and rail connectivity project scuttled by Pakistan and another effort by New Delhi to link Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and India by road running into roadblocks, India on Friday sought to push co... [Full Article...]

See how renovations at the White House are progressing

See how renovations at the White House are progressing Workers were also seen touching up steps on the South Lawn - cranes overhead - as carpets were removed from the West Wing . A Secret Service agent checked on the Oval Office of the White House. New granite curb is installed on the ground of the White House in front of the West Wing. The West Wing is where it all happens at the White House - historic decisions, power struggles, meetings with f... [Full Article...]

Texas House approves sending first two special session bills to governor

Texas House approves sending first two special session bills to governor But according toMy Statesman, Rep. "What was unique about this bill that we're now going to blow up and repeal", Oliverson said on the House floor, "instead of punishing someone after they commit a crime, we're going to take away their opportunity to commit it". [Full Article...]

Bill Shorten puts Malcolm Turnbull on blast over postal vote

Bill Shorten puts Malcolm Turnbull on blast over postal vote Instead, there will first be a voluntary national vote done by way of the postal system. "I say to you: If you don't like same-sex marriage, vote "no.' If you worry about freedom of speech and freedom of religion, vote 'no;' and if you don't like political correctness, vote 'no" because this is the best way to stop it in its tracks", Abbott told reporters outside Parliament House. [Full Article...]

As Trump Threatens, US Negotiates With North Korea

Yun and Pak are contacting each other through what's known as the "New York channel", which involves United States diplomats talking with their counterparts from the North Korean mission to the UN. It's unclear what effect they may have on the back-channel contacts being maintained by Yun. But the tension continued Friday when North Korea said Trump was "driving the situation on the Korean penin... [Full Article...]

Tim Tebow greets autistic fan, hits three-run home run

Tim Tebow greets autistic fan, hits three-run home run On July 29, the former National Football League quarterback faced the Charlotte Stone Crabs, a Tampa Bay Rays affiliate. That's when Seth Bosch - who turned 10 this week - made his way through the crowd behind home plate to a spot near the on-deck circle - and into Tebow's view. [Full Article...]

Duluth FD: Father, Daughter Pulled From Lake Superior

Duluth FD: Father, Daughter Pulled From Lake Superior Five rescue boats from various agencies assisted in the effort, which included the Coast Guard, the St. Louis County rescue squad, police and Gold Cross ambulance. According to the fire department, he took in a "large amount of water as he successfully returned the victim to shore". The firefighters floated in the water next to their upside-down boat, trying to let the waves push them toward shore... [Full Article...]

Magnitude 6.3 quake jolts Batangas

Magnitude 6.3 quake jolts Batangas Office workers and students in the capital of Manila briefly evacuated their buildings after feeling the swaying and shaking, but no damage was reported. The Philippines is on the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire and experiences frequent earthquakes . The authorities put the magnitude of the quake at 6.3. [Full Article...]

Storm Franklin set to become a hurricane when it strikes Mexico

Storm Franklin set to become a hurricane when it strikes Mexico There are two primary reasons for the increase in predicted tropical activity since the start of the current tropical season. Averaging all major tropical season forecasts yields 15 named storms, 7 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes. It will continue to move inland over the mountains of central Mexico, where torrential rains and strong winds will affect the population from the east coast toward Me... [Full Article...]

Yisrael Kristal (1903 - 2017)

Yisrael Kristal (1903 - 2017) Following the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany, he and his family were forcibly moved into the Lodz Ghetto, where his children died. According to Israeli news site Ynet, Kristal is survived by two children, nine grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. [Full Article...]

Health insurers' early ACA exchange filings reveal effect of policy uncertainty

Health insurers' early ACA exchange filings reveal effect of policy uncertainty Insurers that assumed the individual mandate would not be enforced requested an additional 1.2% to 20%. The individual mandate brings down premiums by requiring healthier, younger people to buy coverage, who in turn subsidize individuals with higher health care costs, and CSRs are payments from the federal government to insurers to offset the costs of covering lower-income people. [Full Article...]

Hippo kills MI grandmother during African safari: She was an 'absolute treasure'

Hippo kills MI grandmother during African safari: She was an 'absolute treasure' Fox2 Detroit reports that Kirken was attacked by a hippo the same day she posted to Facebook about witnessing a massive migration. Her grandson Eric Strickler wrote on Facebook: 'You were an fantastic woman and the greatest grandmother anyone could ask for'. [Full Article...]

Sada El Balad: US will win war against North Korea: Senator Graham

The letter by the Detroit Democrat was signed by 60 members of the U.S. House, including Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Southfield, urging direct negotiations between North Korea and the United States. Trump responded with a whiny fit about his critics when he was asked by reporters about criticism that his rhetoric towards North Korea is making the situation worse. [Full Article...]

Omarosa clashes with NABJ Convention attendees in the Big Easy

Omarosa clashes with NABJ Convention attendees in the Big Easy CNN commentator and American Urban Radio Networks bureau chief April Ryan has distanced herself from Manigault since she became an aide to President Donald Trump . Thus far, the actions of this White House have been deeply detrimental to black people and reversed progress on ending police violence. "It's on the front burner because I'm pushing the issue and raising the issue", Manigault-Newman... [Full Article...]

Roy Moore Increasing Lead for Alabama Senate Seat

Roy Moore Increasing Lead for Alabama Senate Seat In contrast, Senator Strange claims he wants to drain the swamp, and he has the endorsement of President Trump , yet there is nary a word of criticism from Strange for McConnell's leadership. The Republican and Democratic primaries in the U.S. Senate election are next Tuesday, August 15th. During the 2016 Republican presidential primary, Brooks supported Texas Sen. [Full Article...]

David Fales Hits Damore'ea Stringfellow For A 99-Yard TD

David Fales Hits Damore'ea Stringfellow For A 99-Yard TD Torgersen, who won two Ivy League Championships for the Red and Blue before graduating this past May, completed his first NFL pass shortly into the fourth quarter - a short dump to fellow rookie Eric Saubert that netted a one-yard loss. The Dolphins selected him in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, with the No. 54 overall pick. During his three seasons with the Falcons , Freeman has rac... [Full Article...]

Lawyers want Penn State live-in frat adviser to testify in pledge death

Lawyers want Penn State live-in frat adviser to testify in pledge death Bream was not in the courtroom Friday when he was called as a witness by defense attorney Leonard Ambrose. Court broke for lunch before District Judge Allen Sinclair issued a ruling. Centre County DA Stacy Parks Miller said the Federal Bureau of Investigation is working to recover the footage and she expects a forensic report. The preliminary hearing was recessed until the end of the month. [Full Article...]

Passengers warned to never ride with feet on auto dashboard

Passengers warned to never ride with feet on auto dashboard Now, she wants to keep others from making the same mistake. 'All my life I had my legs crossed and my foot on the dash, ' Tatum told CBS News . "My husband would tell me, 'If we have a wreck it's going to break your leg.' I dismissed him", she told WTVC . [Full Article...]

Man Finds Hours-Old Baby Abandoned, Covered In Ants

Man Finds Hours-Old Baby Abandoned, Covered In Ants Thursday in a flower bed in an apartment complex in North Harris County. The unidentified hero lifted the baby from the flower bed, cleaned her off as best he could, and held her until Harris County Sheriff's Deputies could arrive. It's a miracle the child was found'. The officers involved with the investigation also felt that if the neighbor had not happened by and heard the baby crying, they... [Full Article...]


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