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Clinton Downplays Email Scandal
- August 29, 2016

Her team says the story includes too small a sampling of her meetings, and casts aspersions on legitimate meetings with people like Melinda Gates, a Clinton Foundation donor and worldwide philanthropist in her own right. It does. But what the Clinton Foundation does with the money it receives isn't the point here. The AP's analysis focused on people with private interests and excluded her meetings or calls with USA federal employees or foreign government representatives. (more...)
Elderly couple die after auto reverses into a lake in the UK Elderly couple die after auto reverses into a lake in the UK
- August 29, 2016

One eye witness saw a man being given CPR at the scene after being freed, before being rushed to Derriford Hospital. "It seemed to hesitate as it was driving towards the quay as if it was going to park". The police actually jumped in to help. "A bit later they were trying to resuscitate somebody on the shoreline and then I understood there was still one person still in the vehicle". (more...)
NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick taking heat for national anthem protest
- August 29, 2016

Kaepernick had refused to stand for the national anthem at least twice during the preseason, including Friday, as a protest of what he feels are wrongdoings against African-Americans and minorities in the United States. that's what makes this country attractive... he has the right to choose not to stand. just as you have the right to disagree with his stance. round and round we go... (more...)
Bridgewater excels as Vikings dispatch Chargers Bridgewater excels as Vikings dispatch Chargers
- August 29, 2016

His ailment is not believed to be as serious. This could open up spot for either Kenneth Farrow or Dreamius Smith at running back, possibly Isaiah Burse as a kick returner, or maybe the Chargers will look outside for an answer. Bridgewater's sore shoulder was not believed to be serious last week - sources told ESPN after the game that Bridgewater would have played in the regular season - but after getting rest last week, he showed no issues Sunday. (more...)
Trump's campaign chief accused of being anti-semitic by ex-wife Trump's campaign chief accused of being anti-semitic by ex-wife
- August 29, 2016

Bannon, the former executive chairman of Breitbart News site, was appointed by Trump as chief executive officer in a move to bolster his combative image. At another school Piccard said Bannon asked her if it bothered her that the school building was formerly a synagogue, the AP reported . "The biggest problem he had with Archer is the number of Jews that attend", Piccard said in a 2007 court filing. (more...)
Rudy Van Gelder, legendary jazz recording engineer, dies Rudy Van Gelder, legendary jazz recording engineer, dies
- August 29, 2016

Born in Jersey City, NJ on November 2, 1924, Van Gelder (pictured above, third on the left, with the Roger Dawson Septet) became a well known name in the jazz world, working extensively in the 50s and 60s for labels such as Blue Note , Impulse and Prestige. (more...)
Mariah Carey's Sister Arrested On Suspicion Of Prostitution Mariah Carey's Sister Arrested On Suspicion Of Prostitution
- August 29, 2016

She was advertising her services on the Internet and according to her posting had been working out of the hotel for about a week. "I'm a pretty lady looking for guys who are looking to have some fun and get into a world of pleasure that other woman just cant provide two you, woman with the ability to make the earth move for you and to get you to see stars", she reportedly wrote in an ad posted on Friday evening. (more...)
Trump vows crackdown on immigrants who overstay visas if elected Trump vows crackdown on immigrants who overstay visas if elected
- August 29, 2016

With these moves, though spoken in a more measured manner than usual and with the aid of a teleprompter, Trump tried to make it clear that his immigration message is a tough as ever in a week when he spoke of a possible softening in this area as a strategy for attracting Hispanic voters. (more...)
Canadians bid adieu to band Tragically Hip whose singer is dying
- August 29, 2016

And while Flank is skeptical that any Canadian band will reach the status that the Tragically Hip has achieved, Smyth said there might one day be another Canadian band that speaks to Canadian's like the Hip have. September 30, 2012: "The Hip sets up shop at Kensington Market haunt Supermarket for four days" worth of shows to promote its 13th album, Now For Plan A . (more...)
MTV VMAs 2016: 5 reasons to watch
- August 29, 2016

She also became the latest superstar to ride, sing and chat with US talk show host James Corden for his viral "Carpool Karaoke" segment, where both donned the schoolgirl uniforms that shot her to fame as a 16-year old in the 1998 music video for . (more...)
Controversy in Washington as Obama designates national monument Controversy in Washington as Obama designates national monument
- August 29, 2016

The National Park Service will manage the land similarly to a national park. Since taking office in 2009, Obama has designated more national monuments, 25, than any other commander in-chief - including California's San Gabriel Mountains (2014), Hawaii's Honouliuli (2015), New Mexico's Rio Grande del Norte (2013) and Nevada's Basin and Range (2015). (more...)
Clinton Foundation to stop taking foreign donations if Hillary Clinton is president
- August 29, 2016

The countries include Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Brunei and Algeria. Bill Clinton will curtail his direct involvement in the charity and the group will transition some programs to like-minded charities, he said in a statement on the foundation's website Monday. (more...)
Chargers Take Back Offer And Joey Bosa Continues To Holdout
- August 29, 2016

And it's not good for Bosa, who appears to have missed his opportunity to sign a contract for the Chargers' best offer . Some fans are going to come down on Bosa, in part because some fans are always inclined to side with the team in a holdout. (more...)
Donald Trump Vows To Begin Deportations 'On Day One' If Sworn In
- August 29, 2016

Trump has recently attempted to enlarge his tiny base of support among blacks - it has been as low as 1 percent - arguing that African Americans have "nothing to lose" by voting for him. "There's no legalization and there's no amnesty", he said. "We need something better for those who want to come here legally". The Republican nominee, reading from a teleprompter as he has done more frequently in recent weeks now, also reaffirmed that he would build a wall along the U.S. (more...)
Leslie Jones Hacker Sought by Homeland Security Leslie Jones Hacker Sought by Homeland Security
- August 29, 2016

An image of the dead gorilla Harambe also appeared in an apparent racist insult, along with personal photos of Jones posing with stars including Rihanna, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West. The targeted attacks caused Jones to leave social media before Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey personally stepped in and banned the trolls' ringleader, Milo Yiannopolos. (more...)
Hurricane Gaston Back Again And Stronger; Another Tropical Storm Possible Too Hurricane Gaston Back Again And Stronger; Another Tropical Storm Possible Too
- August 29, 2016

It said that the storm, which is located at 820 miles east-south-east of Bermuda had maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour (mph). The depression, #8, would become Tropical Storm Hermine if it strengthens. There is a medium chance of tropical development in the next few days. The tropical disturbance will approach NC from the east, leading to storms, gusty winds and high surf along the coast. (more...)
GCSE results: St Mary's School achieve clean sweep of results
- August 29, 2016

CHARTERS School pupils achieved GCSE results well above the national average despite an overall national decline. "The number of pupils achieving five A* to C grades including maths and English has increased by 11% this year, which demonstrates the hard work and determination of our students". (more...)
What we know about Trump's immigration plans
- August 29, 2016

You're going to find out from Donald Trump very shortly. "But now he's reflecting on it and his position is going to be known", Priebus said. Speaking on the Iowa State Fairgrounds with hay bales stacked behind him, Mr Trump sought to clarify his views on how to overhaul the USA immigration system after saying earlier in the week that he was softening on his plan to deport all 11 million illegal immigrants. (more...)
Top 3 VMA Performers We're (Not-So-Secretly) Anxious To See Top 3 VMA Performers We're (Not-So-Secretly) Anxious To See
- August 29, 2016

The MTV VMAs take place at Madison Square Garden at 9pm on Sunday (2am Monday BST). He claimed that it would be one of those holy crap VMA moments. "She's not playing. Britney Spears herself soon appears though, and is not too pleased with Bacon wearing her infamous attire telling him, "What have I told you about going through my wardrobe" in which Bacon replies with "Oops I did it again" and continues to strut his dance moves. (more...)
Two men charged with fatally shooting Nykea Aldridge Two men charged with fatally shooting Nykea Aldridge
- August 29, 2016

Nykea Aldridge, cousin of the Chicago Bulls star -formerly of the Miami Heat, died Friday at age 32 after being shot while walking her baby through the Parkway Gardens neighborhood on the South Side of the violent city of Chicago. Aldridge was hit when the suspects opened fire at the intended target, a driver of a vehicle who told authorities he worked for Uber and was dropping off passengers. (more...)

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