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Lincoln Memorial spray painted by vandals

Lincoln Memorial spray painted by vandals Work to remove the graffiti is underway. A preservation crew is using a "mild, gel-type architectural paint stripper" to remove the paint without damaging the stone. It took almost a month for officials to clean up the monuments. Though defacing national monuments doesn't happen frequently, it's not uncommon for historic sites to be vandalized. [Full Article...]

Afghan Taliban writes open letter to President Donald Trump urging total withdrawal

Afghan Taliban writes open letter to President Donald Trump urging total withdrawal The Afghan Taliban on Tuesday issued an "open letter " to United States (US) President Donald Trump, stressing their demand that they leave Afghanistan. "Moscow never hastened the withdrawal of United States troops from Afghanistan". Secretary Mattis defended the general on Monday, saying that he supports him. [Full Article...]

Both Korean leaders, USA signal turn to diplomacy amid crisis

Both Korean leaders, USA signal turn to diplomacy amid crisis If Japan and South Korea continue to hear the rhetoric from North Korean leadership, and there is no outward American response, it can raise questions as to whether the USA will do anything when push comes to shove, according to another expert. [Full Article...]

N.Korean leader briefed on missile-launch plan

N.Korean leader briefed on missile-launch plan The outcome of the escalating tension between the US and North Korea will depend on what their two notoriously erratic leaders - Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un - opt to do. Strangelove, doing things like that", he said . Japan has deployed missile interceptor batteries along the path that North Korean ballistic missiles would fly if the isolated country goes ahead with its threat to fire the mi... [Full Article...]

NASA's GPM found Gert strengthening into a hurricane

NASA's GPM found Gert strengthening into a hurricane Bands of thunderstorms wrapped around the storm from southeast to northeast. Gert, which has maximum sustained winds of 70 mph, was located about 455 miles west-southwest of Bermuda as of the NHC's 5 p.m. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1009 millibars. The National Hurricane Center noted that as Gert has increased in strength, ocean swells generated by Gert will spread northward a... [Full Article...]

Teen arrested for Boston Holocaust Memorial vandalism

Teen arrested for Boston Holocaust Memorial vandalism Bystanders tackled a teenager who vandalized the Boston Holocaust Memorial and held him until the police could arrive to arrest him. "Today and every day Boston stands up against hate". I'm saddened to see such a despicable action in this great city. The memorial was recently rededicated after the damaged glass was replaced. The Jewish Community Relations Council and Combined Jew... [Full Article...]

Political leaders react to racism in Charlottesville and beyond

Political leaders react to racism in Charlottesville and beyond Trump on Monday said the Justice Department has launched a civil rights investigation into Heyer's death. President Trump finally condemned white supremacists after being criticized for initially failing to call out the hate groups behind this weekend's deadly protests in Charlottesville , Virginia. [Full Article...]

Usher denies being at hotel after source says she saw him

Usher denies being at hotel after source says she saw him In a press conference , Quantasia says Usher pulled her up on stage, which he admits certainly could have happened. New York Maine's problems with Usher (and vice versa) don't end there. The musician's original accuser, who is not represented by Bloom, is seeking $20 million (£15.3 million) in punitive damages, and wants another $20 million for emotional harm and medical bills. [Full Article...]

German growth slower, but still strong ahead of election

German growth slower, but still strong ahead of election Germany, the euro-zone's locomotive, saw its economic output rise by 0.6%, slightly below 0.7% expected. "All in all, the German economy is still thriving and now the biggest risk is probably policy complacency", said Carsten Brzeski, an economist at ING. [Full Article...]

Ric Flair's daughter shares update following WWE legend's hospitalization

Ric Flair's daughter shares update following WWE legend's hospitalization According to the representatives of Ric Flair , he is now resting after undergoing surgery this Monday. It read, "Ric had surgery today (not❤️related) am happy 2report it was a success.Still a long road ahead so plz keep 4Ric Charlotte Megan David&Wendy". [Full Article...]

Malaysia free from Fipronil tainted egg scare, says Health DG

Malaysia free from Fipronil tainted egg scare, says Health DG The ministry immediately banned egg shipments from poultry farms with more than 3,000 chickens to conduct inspections. But at least 100,000 eggs are believed to have been circulated, as the farm had produced 25,000 eggs per day or 150,000 eggs for six days from last Wednesday when the samples were taken till Monday when the test result was out. [Full Article...]

South Australia state follows Telsa battery project with thermal solar plant

South Australia state follows Telsa battery project with thermal solar plant Professor Samantha Hepburn, director of the Centre for Energy and Natural Resource Law (CENRL), said not only will the plant provide South Australia with a more secure electricity grid, it also "coheres with climate change imperatives". "Aurora will provide much needed capacity and firm energy delivery into the South Australian market to reduce price volatility", said SolarReserve chief executive ... [Full Article...]

First competitive "El Clásico" of the Season

First competitive And although Zidane continued to use him carefully as the season progressed, he finished the campaign by coming off the bench to score in the Champions League final against Juventus, making it 10 goals in 38 games in all. This likely isn't the end of this matter, as not even someone as massively popular as Ronaldo can get away with something like shoving an official during a match. [Full Article...]

United States officials downplay risk of nuclear war

His journey to Asia comes as North Korea's Minju Joson newspaper said in an editorial that Pyongyang's army is "capable of fighting any war the USA wants". South Korea is positioned to suffer the most from any hostilities with North Korea. Here's an alternative to doing the same thing over and over: Let's take United States troops out of South Korea after 70 years. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom police say defective train sparked Holborn station evacuation

United Kingdom police say defective train sparked Holborn station evacuation A member of staff outside the station said it was due to a problem with the train. British firefighters are investigating reports of smoke at Holborn station. London fire Brigade (LFB) sent two fire engines and 10 firefighters as the evacuation alarm was sounded at 9am, people were screaming during the evacuation according to witnesses. [Full Article...]

Kim reviews Guam strike plan as Mattis issues stark warning

Kim reviews Guam strike plan as Mattis issues stark warning He added that the USA should stop "provoking" Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) any longer, and if the "Yankees" as Kim called them are persistent with their "reckless actions, ' he could change his mind and proceed with 'enveloping fire" at Guam. [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe's first lady accused of beating model partying with sons

Zimbabwe's first lady accused of beating model partying with sons She is expected to appear in court later on Tuesday. The woman in question alleged Mugabe instructed her bodyguard to instruct Engels to leave her children's hotel room before the alleged assault was unleashed on beauty queen. EWN reported that the Morningside police station was probing the incident but the case could be an worldwide matter. Spokesman Clayson Monyela said Mugabe would not rec... [Full Article...]

Trump speaks with Guam's governor in extremely candid phone call

Trump speaks with Guam's governor in extremely candid phone call The United Nations Security Council unanimously voted last Saturday to implement new sanctions against North Korea , banning exports worth over $1 billion, in response to the country's most recent missile test on July 28. Moon said the North could create conditions for talks by stopping nuclear and missile tests. "Regardless of whatever twist and turns we could experience, the North Korean nucl... [Full Article...]

Look Up! Perseid Meteor Shower Will Fill The Skies This Weekend

Look Up! Perseid Meteor Shower Will Fill The Skies This Weekend In space , pieces of debris are called " meteoroids ". The next meteor shower , the Geminid meteor shower , is expected in mid-December. Waiting to watch later at night, when there are more meteors an hour, might not be the best plan this year. [Full Article...]

I'm Not The Angry Racist They See In That Photo

I'm Not The Angry Racist They See In That Photo Cvjetanovic traveled to the " Unite the Right " march to protest the planned removal of a statue of Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee , he said, because "the replacement of the statue will be the slow replacement of white heritage within the United States and the people who fought and defended and built their homeland". [Full Article...]


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