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The fate of California's national monuments will be decided today

The fate of California's national monuments will be decided today Whether or not President Trump will adopt these recommendations, or if/when the public will know the specifics of them, is yet to be seen. There are concerns that changes to the designation could affect the local economy. Environmental groups have been running advertisements statewide, and Attorney General Hector Balderas, a Democrat, has pledged his support for keeping the monuments intact. [Full Article...]

North Korea has demonstrated some level of restraint: Rex Tillerson

North Korea has demonstrated some level of restraint: Rex Tillerson Days ago, North Korea warned that the recent military drills between the US and South Korea could lead to an "uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war". The businesses and their executives do business with previously sanctioned companies and people who work with the Roth Korean energy sector. [Full Article...]

USA politician makes church apology after Trump assassination post

USA politician makes church apology after Trump assassination post State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal had posted criticism of Donald Trump's comments post the violent incident. She has said she made the comment out of frustration with the Republican president's response to the recent white nationalist rally and violence in, Virginia, for which Trump said "both sides" shared some blame. [Full Article...]

Sailor among missing on USS John McCain from Champaign Co

Sailor among missing on USS John McCain from Champaign Co Earlier Tuesday, the 7th Fleet said the sea search by aircraft and ships from the U.S., Singapore and Malaysian navies would continue east of Singapore where the McCain and the tanker collided . He said it was "quite extraordinary" for the McCain to be "up and running as an operational ship nearly immediately after the collision". "One of his friends sent us a message, they'd seen the... [Full Article...]

Kerr now tops points, wins in US Solheim history

Kerr now tops points, wins in US Solheim history The English duo were two shots clear after the 13th hole but the resilient Kerr kept her cool to sink a decisive birdie putt on the 18th. Team Europe will need to whip up a storm of their own if they want rain on the U.S. On Saturday morning, Creamer and Ernst were 2-under through the first four holes in the alternate-shot competition against Mel Reid and Emily Pedersen, but the match was all sq... [Full Article...]

'Art of the Deal' co-author predicts Trump will resign

'Art of the Deal' co-author predicts Trump will resign Schwartz , a increasingly vocal critic of Trump , has hinted the Republican would negotiate a deal for immunity in the Russian Federation investigation in exchange for giving up his seat in the Oval Office. He further added: "Trump must be isolated". "After an terrible week for the President that has seen other issues like North Korea pushed into the shadows it's no surprise punters are latchin... [Full Article...]

Three children are found dead in Maryland home

Three children are found dead in Maryland home Their deaths are being investigated as a homicide, she said. There were no other adults in the home at the time of the killings, but there was a 2-year-old child in the home who was not harmed. Three girls under the age of 10 were found dead Friday morning in a home in Clinton, Maryland, police said. "We have families that we need to be concerned about, grieving families", Donelan said. [Full Article...]

Arrest Grace Mugabe, demands DA

Arrest Grace Mugabe, demands DA The police ministry confirmed on Wednesday that the Zimbabwean first lady had not left the country after she did not turn up at the Randburg Magistrates Court to answer to assault charges. The DA said it received confirmation from SAPS national spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo that the investigation had been finalised. (He claims his first wife, then terminally ill, approved of the relationship.... [Full Article...]

10-year-old rape victim delivers baby

10-year-old rape victim delivers baby Given the complexities of the case and the tender age of the minor, it was decided not to reveal to the girl that she had delivered a baby, sources said, adding that all that she was been informed is that she would be operated for stones in the stomach. [Full Article...]

Sierra Leone global Khalifa Jabbie makes mudslide donation

Sierra Leone global Khalifa Jabbie makes mudslide donation Whole houses were buried, and roads became rivers, when a hillside collapsed in Regent, a mountainous town 15 miles east of Freetown , in the early hours of Monday, after a night of heavy rain. We have been in contact with the Start Network and other Start agencies in Sierra Leone to assess what rapid funding is available and to coordinate our response. [Full Article...]

US Rep Gwen Moore calls to remove President Donald Trump from office

US Rep Gwen Moore calls to remove President Donald Trump from office Moore, who is starring in his own one-man Broadway show, The Terms Of My Surrender , rallied his audience after Tuesday's performance and urged them to join him in protesting Trump and honouring Heather Heyer , the 32-year-old woman who was killed at the rally in Charlottesville when a auto plowed into a sidewalk full of counter-protesters. [Full Article...]

As North Korea Holds Onto Launch Plans, South Korea Pushes for Diplomacy

As North Korea Holds Onto Launch Plans, South Korea Pushes for Diplomacy But the celebrations also serve to underline that, since 1953, the country has been split into North and South because of the civil war started by the North, a reality much lamented in the South. Forces Korea, said the exercises would go ahead as planned, starting August 21. "There must be no more war on the Korean peninsula". Dunford is visiting South Korea, Japan and China this week. [Full Article...]

Virginia State Police helicopter crashes near Charlottesville, witnesses say

Virginia State Police helicopter crashes near Charlottesville, witnesses say Bates' immediate family lives in Knoxville. Shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday, a Virginia State Police helicopter crashed into a wooded area. "The Bell 407 helicopter was assisting public safety resources with the ongoing situation in Charlottesville." Cullen, 48, lived in the Midlothian area of Chesterfield County; Bates, 40, lived in Quinton in New Kent County. [Full Article...]

Hope Hicks to Become New White House Communications Director

Hope Hicks to Become New White House Communications Director Bannon came on very late, you know that". "The tragic events of last weekend were an inevitable result of President Trump's willingness to harbor white nationalism within his administration", Pallone said in a statement. The former White House official insisted Trump was a compassionate person, a contention that drew booing from the studio audience, which led Colbert to implore, "Don't boo... [Full Article...]

Sierra Leone begin national mourning for hundreds killed in mudslides

Sierra Leone begin national mourning for hundreds killed in mudslides Some 100 rescuers, including around 30 foreigners as well as local officers and medical workers, were at the site conducting rescue work, backed by five excavators, Wang Bo, a staff member of China Railway Seventh Group who also took part in the rescue effort, told Xinhua Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Trump Signs Executive Order to Revoke Obama-Era Flood Risk Building Standards

Trump Signs Executive Order to Revoke Obama-Era Flood Risk Building Standards Speaking at Trump Tower in NY, he said the approval process for projects was "badly broken" and the nation's infrastructure was a "massive self-inflicted wound on our country". "I stand by my man - both of them", Chao reportedly said Tuesday. The president, speaking at a news conference at Trump Tower in NY, said it can cost hundreds of millions of dollars and 17 years to approve an ordinary... [Full Article...]

Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer's Mother: "I Always Encouraged Her to Be Strong"

Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer's Mother: Far-right activists flocked to Charlottesville for the rally while hundreds of anti-fascists turned up in a counter protest. Fields is reported to have targeted counter protesters by driving his Dodge Challenger into a crowd of bystanders on a pedestrian mall that left one dead and 19 injured, five critically. [Full Article...]

3 killed at race track were known gang members

3 killed at race track were known gang members According to scanner traffic, three people were shot at point blank range and two victims were transported to the hospital. All three victims were from IL and at least two were from Aurora, Ill., said Beth, who spoke to distraught friends of the victims. [Full Article...]

Trump's probe on China intellectual property theft could spur change

Trump's probe on China intellectual property theft could spur change China has announced it will cut off imports of North Korean coal , iron ore and other key goods in three weeks under United Nations sanctions imposed over the North's nuclear program. The Commerce Ministry announced a ban on imports of iron ore, iron, lead and coal from North Korea effective Tuesday - although China will continue to clear goods that have already arrived in port until September 5. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Gert develops in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Gert develops in the Atlantic The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has upgraded "Tropical Depression 8" to Tropical Storm (TS) Gert in the Atlantic Ocean. This, along with a persistent ridge of high pressure east of the system in the Atlantic, will help to steer the storm away from the American east coast and then out toward open water. [Full Article...]


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