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USA and S. Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoff

The allies have said the drills are defensive in nature. But US military and Trump administration officials said the 10-day military exercises set to begin Monday, would go ahead as scheduled. Lt. Gov. Ray Tenorio said at a news conference with the president of the Guam Visitors Bureau in Tokyo that Guam remains in a "state of normalcy". State media reported that leader Kim Jong Un would assess the US' next move before giving launch orders.

Trump Family's Secret Service Protection Catches Up With Agency's Payroll

Thirty one people were protected during the Obama administration, by comparison. In the first seven months of the Trump administration, agents assigned to the president traveled with him almost every weekend to one of his properties in Florida, New Jersey and Virginia, .

S. Korea urges NK to end provocations as allies start military drills

US Army soldiers move during the annual Ulchi-Freedom Guardian military exercises in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea What has Donald Trump said? Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop described the U.S. General Jeong Kyeong-doo, who has been appointed as the chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), has said that the northern rival would face strong retaliation in the event of any provocation.

Chhattisgarh CM orders probe into death of babies in hospital

Three children died in Raipur's Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Memorial Hospital on Monday allegedly due to oxygen shortage, days after a similar tragedy struck a hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur. Meanwhile, the police have arrested the oxygen cylinder operator. Sahoo maintained that oxygen supply was not at all disrupted and the reservoirs volume level was restored to normal range within 15 minutes after the drop was noticed.

The Powerball Jackpot Is Now Up to a Whopping $650 Million

The largest Powerball jackpot of all time still stands at a whopping $1.586 billion dollars set back on January 13, 2016. The odds of winning the giant prize is one in 292.2 million. The longer odds also made it more likely for the Powerball jackpots to grow to a gargantuan size before a winning ticket is sold. With the jackpot now at an estimated $650 million, that's more than $200 million than the last drawing.

Mother of woman killed in Charlottesville won't take president's call

White people are doing fine in the United States. By reiterating his belief that "both sides" were to blame for the violence that left one young woman dead, the president demonstrated without a doubt that he lacks the moral authority to lead our nation or the world.

No Powerball victor, jackpot jumps to $650 Million

There was no grand prize victor in Saturday night's Powerball drawing, meaning one of the nation's largest lottery jackpots will continue growing. The Powerball drawing is televised every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. The victor of Pick 3 Evening get $500 for $1 bet, 1 lucky victor gets the prize among 1,000 candidates. Winning tickets do not need to be cashed at the same store, but they do need to cashed in the jurisdiction of the prize, according to the Powerball website .

NKorea slams joint US-South war games

Will the allies keep it low-key, or focus on projecting strength? The annually-held Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) was scheduled to last through August 31, according to local media reports citing South Korea's military authorities. North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) twice in July. It's nearly certain that this year's drills will trigger some kind of reaction from North Korea.

Maybe Don't Watch Monday's Solar Eclipse

Everyone should make sure they have certified gear. . Here's how to find out. You may want to double check the legitimacy of those glasses you bought before you head outside to catch a glimpse of the rare event, an American Astronomical Society spokesperson told the New York Times .

Srijan scam: Arrested accused dies in Bhagalpur hospital, family suspects foul play

So far, eight people have been arrested, including Prem Kumar, an aide of the Bhagalpur District Magistrate, in connection with the scam. The opposition RJD on Monday disrupted proceedings in the Bihar assembly, demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi for their involvement in Rs 1,000 crore Srijan scam.

Theresa May's Brexit plans ridiculed as 'foolish' by former government legal chief

Such an ambition will draw short shrift from the EU. A deal on the Northern Irish border with Ireland will not be made until trade issue have been ironed out, David Davis has said. Five new position papers the United Kingdom government will publish this week will include an outline of "goods on the market" and "confidentiality of documents".

9 killed, 10 hurt in Abu Sayyaf attack in Basilan

Do Trung Huiqe, a crew member of MV Royal 16 , was rescued by elements of the Naval Task Group Basilan and Naval Task Force 61 following an operation. The Vietnamese sailor was brought to a military hospital in Zamboanga City where he underwent medical check-up and debriefing. They arrived in batches aboard commercial ferry plying the Zamboanga-Basilan route via Isabela City.

British Prosecutors Pledge Crackdown on Social Media Hate Crime

Prosecutors have put out new public statements on how they approach crimes motivated by "hostility or prejudice" against the victim due to their disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity, as well as updating the official legal guidance on hate crime prosecutions.

Children die after mum tries to 'teach them a lesson'

An arrest affidavit says Randolph later said her daughter refused to get out of the vehicle so she locked both toddlers inside to teach them a lesson - thinking they'd exit on their own. She told investigators she thought her daughter would be able to get out with her brother when they were ready. In that version, she said she searched the property for some time before finding the children locked inside a four-door vehicle, which they'd presumably entered themselves and locked from the inside.

Online hate crime will be punished 'as seriously' as offline abuse

The guidance also refers for the first time to incidents specifically against bisexual people. Prosecutors have put out new public statements on how they approach crimes motivated by "hostility or prejudice" against the victim due to their disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity, as well as updating the official legal guidance on hate crime prosecutions.

United States halts non-immigrant visas in Russian Federation as diplomatic standoff deepens

The decision would come as a blow to Russian tourists, almost 250,000 of whom visited the US last year, according to The Associated Press. Restrictions for issuing United States nonimmigrant visas will remain as long as diplomatic mission personnel cuts are in effect, the embassy stressed: "We will operate at reduced capacity for as long as our staffing levels are reduced".

USA embassy in Russian Federation to scale back visa services amid tensions

Russian President Vladimir Putin, reacting to new sanctions imposed by the US Congress, has ordered Washington to cut its diplomatic and technical staff in Russia by 755 people by September 1. decision and promised that Moscow would not take out its anger on ordinary United States citizens. But the decision also came shortly after the House and Senate approved of the latest round of broad anti-Russian sanctions that have ushered in even cooler relations despite the apparent affection ...

Ileana D'Cruz slams male for misbehaving with her on Twitter

It was like a power trip for them", she shuddered apprehensively, admitting she didn't want to put her chauffeur in an unsafe situation, where he'd have been up against six men. She blasted on the "fan antics". She went on to say that at the end of the day, she is a woman. Don't confuse "fan antics" with that. After all the actress is still a woman and demands respect like any other woman.

China to relaunch one of the world's fastest bullet trains

The newly operating trains are expected to take an hour less than their existing counterparts to travel between Beijing and Shanghai that are 1,318 kilometres apart. The trains are entirely designed and manufactured in China, led by the China Railway Corporation. About one-third of China's high-speed railways were created to allow trains to run at a speed of 350 kph, according to He Huawu of the China Academy of Engineering.

MSBSHSE HSC 12th Supplementary Exam Result 2017 is Out !!

A total of 23,283 students passed the intermediate (class 12) compartment exams, report adds. The official statement further said that students would be able to take printouts of their scorecards online but original marksheet will be provided to them from respective junior colleges on August 24.

UT removing remaining Confederate statues from South Mall

Fenves now says statues of Lee, Confederate Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston and Confederate Postmaster General John H. Reagan also must be moved. Fenves said he spoke with faculty, students and alumni, and reviewed a 2015 task force report before making the decision.

Russian Jets Bomb ISIS Convoy, Kill 200

Over 200 militants were eliminated, the Russian Defense Ministry announced on Monday. According to the ministry, the militants were heading toward the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor when the Russian Air Force mounted an aerial bombardment. Some Syrian forces have held out within Deir ez-Zour after the Daesh terror group laid siege to the city beginning in 2014. People bravely fight there.

Courts name main suspect in Finland knife attack

He was shot and wounded by police. Asked for his thoughts yesterday - two days after the attack - Mr Zubier told Finnish news outlet Iltalehti: "Sadness that I couldn't save her life, sadness about the dark in the world right now, that is my thoughts, for all of those who were injured, the other girl that died".

100 firefighters tackle huge warehouse blaze

The A127, a major road leading to London and the M25, was closed in both directions for at least an hour, the Essex Police Force Control Room reported on Twitter. Eight fire engines were still at the site as of 6.30am, along with firefighters continuing to extinguish the flames. "Firefighters have done an absolutely briliant job here this morning".

Two tourists found murdered, bodies dumped by roadside in Mombasa

The bodies of a Caucasian couple thought to be between 60 and 70 years old were found dumped by a rural road in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa on Sunday, police said, but their identities were unclear. "They were expected to arrive by midnight but something happened between the airport and the home". The bodies, wrapped in a blanket, were spotted by pedestrians in the morning.

Hot and humid with spotty storms possible today and Monday

Tuesday: Partly cloudy with isolated storms. It truly looks like a gorgeous stretch of weather for the late week through the upcoming weekend! That's what led to the cloud cover that will be over some of the area first thing Monday morning.

Pentagon Chief Mattis to Visit Ukraine in August

Discussions are to include shared security interests in Jordan, the secretary said. The secretary said he will be reaffirming the USA commitment to work with Turkey, collaborate on efforts to address regional security and stability, and continue efforts to find or make common ground on areas of disagreement.

Malaysia launches sea search for missing sailors from United States warship

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said in a statement in Singapore earlier that USS John McCain had collided with Liberian-flagged merchant vessel Alnic MC in the Singapore Strait at 5.30 am and that the US Navy had reported five crew injured and 10 unaccounted for.

Youth's body found in Kashmir Valley

Terrorists killed two youth including a cable operator at two places in south Kashmir on Sunday. A day after a 16-year-old was shot dead allegedly by militants, a cable operator was shot at by suspected militants in south Kashmir's Shopian district.

Ten civilians killed in past 2 weeks in Afghanistan's central Logar province

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) confirmed on Sunday the killing of 36 civilians by militants in Afghanistan's northern Mirza Olang village in early August. At the time, Afghan officials announced that over 60 people had lost their lives in the brutal killing carried out by Taliban and Daesh in a rare joint operation between the two rival terrorist groups.

Supreme Court grants bail to Malegaon blast accused Lt Col Purohit

He has been in jail for nine years but still he is serving in the Indian Army. Seven people were killed and almost 100 others injured when a bomb strapped to a motorcycle exploded in Nasik district's Malegaon town on September 29, 2008. The high court had said that prima facie no case was made out against Sadhvi Pragya, given a clean chit a year ago by the National Investigating Agency (NIA), which took over the probe from Maharashtra's Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in 2011.

NBC5 Forecast: Good view of the eclipse, but it will be hot

Tonight . A few clouds. Both days will be partly to mostly cloudy during the day. Highs in the low to mid 90s. Tuesday .Partly cloudy. Scattered showers/storms possible. Clouds will be increasing in the morning and will be mostly cloudy before any rain arrives in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s to near 90. On Monday evening there is a 20 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms.

Santa Margarita beaten by no-hitter at Little League World Series

Team Northwest had a rough start at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., on Friday. Northwest plays on Saturday in the USA elimination bracket. Santa Margarita, which saw its 17-game winning snapped, will drop into the loser's bracket to face Mid-Atlantic Monday, Aug. 21 at noon on ESPN. North State had 18 hits off four Santa Margarita pitchers.

Mall Road turns into battlefield as lawyers go on rampage in LHC

Their attempt to storm the CJ block was thwarted as anti-riot police used tear gas and water cannon to force them out of the court premises. Earlier, the bench issued warrants for the arrest of Qureshi and directed the police to arrest and produce him before it.

Percent Now Support Trump Impeachment

Six months ago, 30 percent of Americans expressed support for impeachment. There is a gaping gender divide in views about impeachment. After his controversial remarks on Charlottesville , a lot of Americans seem to be asking the same question: will Trump be impeached ? Much of the increase is due to a jump in favor of impeachment among Democrats - from 58 percent in February to 72 percent today - and independents - from 27 percent to 38 percent.

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