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Obama: Iran Payment 'Wasn't Some Nefarious Deal'
- August 15, 2016

Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's running mate on the ticket that opposes Trump , told CBS in an interview broadcast Friday morning that 'I absolutely think he's confused'. "Iran released that tape so that we will be embarrassed". And they want to embarrass our president. However, the Trump campaign has alleged that the United States government is engaged in a "cover-up" of its Iranian cash deal. (more...)
Rio 2016: Murray defends singles gold after pulsating Del Potro final
- August 15, 2016

Kei Nishikori gave Japan its first Olympic tennis medal in 86 years, overcoming a mid-match lull to beat 2008 champion Rafael Nadal for the bronze medal. Murray started the quicker of the two, securing his second break of the match to take a 3-1 lead with Del Potro desperately clinging onto his serve with the Scot firmly in control. (more...)
Additional deaths expected in apartment fire Additional deaths expected in apartment fire
- August 15, 2016

Children are among the eight people still missing following Wednesday night's blast, police said at a news briefing on Sunday. They say they believe the bodies that have been found are those of four of the eight unaccounted-for people. "It blew up. Everything is collapsed". Other people are missing, but authorities have not determined an exact number. No cause has been identified, but residents reported smelling gas prior to the explosion. (more...)
Raghuram Rajan leaves repo rate unchanged, says he had a productive term
- August 15, 2016

The central bank's decision to leave policy interest rates unchanged on Tuesday was no surprise to market participants. That is close to the upper end of the 4 percent plus/minus percentage points monetary policy target of the RBI that was accepted by the government last week. (more...)
American woman killed in London stabbing attack
- August 15, 2016

The attack was not linked with a separate stabbing in Wandsworth, southwest London , on Wednesday in which a man was killed and two others were injured, the Metropolitan Police said. "At this time, we believe this was a spontaneous attack and that the victims were selected at random". "Early indications however showed that mental health was a " significant factor " in the attack, according to Scotland Yard". (more...)
Newcrest profit down 12 pct on lower gold and copper prices Newcrest profit down 12 pct on lower gold and copper prices
- August 15, 2016

The company, which switched to reporting in US dollars in fiscal 2016 from Australian dollars previously, reported on Monday that it would pay an unfranked final dividend for 2015-16 of 7.5 cents per share. The miner scraped through to its full year production guidance, despite struggling with disruptions at various operations. The producer has advanced 92 percent this year, as a Bloomberg Intelligence index of 14 large producers has jumped 153 percent. (more...)
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz has hairline fracture in ribs, team announces
- August 15, 2016

But then came Chase Daniel, who would be the veteran bridge between Bradford and the No. 2 overall pick in the last draft. Gause made a nice interception by being around the ball when Smith , a cornerback from the same school as Wentz , North Dakota State, that was deflected again by Villanova product Don Cherry. (more...)
Macy's to Close 100 Stores Beginning Next Year Macy's to Close 100 Stores Beginning Next Year
- August 15, 2016

But the results were better than analysts feared. Sales of cold-weather items have been particularly icy. On Thursday, Macy's reported a 2.6 percent decline in second-quarter same-store sales, its sixth consecutive quarterly decline and said it would close 100 stores. (more...)
CBB viewers slam Bear and Bloor over Heavy D 'bullying'
- August 15, 2016

Khan, 25, claimed that the Mob Wives star had told her about plans to have a showmance with Stephen Bear ahead of the series launch. Her choice led to a furious row with Bear, who has begun a sexual relationship with Khan in the house. This week, viewers have watched the house take part in a shopping task that is all to do with luck and probability. "I went in thinking a million per cent not to touch anyone, kiss anyone, but you forget there's all these cameras". (more...)
Egyptian Olympian Refuses to Shake Israeli Competitor's Hand
- August 15, 2016

After Sasson's faceoff with the Egyptian, Sasson extended his hand to el-Shahabi, but the Egyptian judoka refused the gesture and was booed by the audience. A few days later Joud Fahmy, a Saudi judoka forfeited a first-round judo match against Israeli Gili Cohen. The next year, Darwish again declined to shake hands with Zeevi after beating the Israeli in their quarterfinal match at a tournament in Dusseldorf. (more...)
Olympics: Marcus Fraser leads a day of firsts for Olympic golf Olympics: Marcus Fraser leads a day of firsts for Olympic golf
- August 15, 2016

The American swimmers have a tradition when a US swimmer leaves the practice area for a race. "If it wasn't golf, just something". "But it's cool. They've done a great job with the golf course keeping some of the natural habitat". Australia's golfers scoping out the venue this week have already come face-to-face with the world's largest rodent, the capybara, a slightly horrifying-looking creature that roams the course's fairways. (more...)
Delta Air Lines passengers still seeing delays and cancellations
- August 15, 2016

It caused a loss of power and key systems and equipment did not switch over to backups as designed. Delta officials offered travel waivers to customers whose flights were impacted. "They should have had every Delta higher-up on the floor, talking to people", Tatro said. The voucher can be used within a year on any Delta-operated flight, but only by the traveler who was stranded. (more...)
No word on SCV Macy's as retailer announces closures
- August 15, 2016

A closure of that store would be a devastating blow to the mall, which already lost one of its four anchor stores when Elder Beerman closed earlier this year. They represent about 15% of all Macy's department stores. Most of the closures are expected in early 2017. Macy's has been suffering from declining tourist traffic in its more urban stores that rely more heavily on overseas travelers. (more...)
Andy Murray returns to form in semifinal
- August 15, 2016

Kei Nishikori took a big step toward ending Japan's almost centurylong Olympic medal drought in tennis, edging Gael Monfils of France 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 7-6 (8-6) in the men's quarterfinals on Friday at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. "I have to play much better tennis for sure to beat him". He said: "It's obviously been hard, I've been in tough positions after great starts and I was close to going out". (more...)
Braun homers twice, doubles, drives in 6 as Brewers top Reds Braun homers twice, doubles, drives in 6 as Brewers top Reds
- August 15, 2016

Braun hit a two-run double in the first inning, a three-run homer in the second and his 22nd home run in the fourth. Braun became just the third player in franchise history to record two 6-RBI games in a season, joining Jonathan Lucroy (2012) and Geoff Jenkins (2001). (more...)
Dead, Thousands Displaced as Historic Levels of Flooding Hit Louisiana
- August 15, 2016

The National Weather Service issued flood watches for parts of southeastern Texas through Sunday evening and extended its flash flood warning further west in Louisiana until Sunday morning, according to NWS meteorologist Andrew Tingler. Water was creeping up to the back of the sanctuary, and they didn't have any food or water there. Overall, the Louisiana flooding has displaced 3,000 people and the devastating conditions will likely only continue to get worse. (more...)
Usain Bolt says athletics needs him to win at Rio Olympics
- August 15, 2016

Bolt, who holds the world record of 9.58 seconds, injured his hamstring six weeks ago. Already enshrined as the greatest sprinter of all time , the 29-year-old is now looking to complete an unprecedented "triple triple" of sprint events at the Olympic Games. (more...)
Simone Biles takes home gold in the women's gymnastics all
- August 15, 2016

Dynamic on vault. Effortless on beam. Two-time world floor champion Kenzo Shirai of Japan dropped to fourth (15.366) after an error-strewn performance. That she did, her smile as bright as the gold eyeliner she wore. She added: "We're basically like sisters and will have this forever". Biles and Raisman are strongest on the floor exercise, which happened to be the final apparatus for both women. (more...)
Seven-month-old boy dies in hot vehicle in Walmart parking lot
- August 15, 2016

Anthony Burges of the Helotes Police Department, the baby's father, who is an employee at the store in suburban San Antonio, apparently left the boy in the vehicle when he arrived at work at 6:15 a.m. The name of the baby's father has not been launched by authorities. That's up from last year's total of 15. The toll began rising sharply in the 1990s with the passing of laws requiring that young children be placed in the back seat to avoid air-bag injuries. (more...)
4th body found after apartment explosion; search continues 4th body found after apartment explosion; search continues
- August 15, 2016

Police have not yet identified the three victims, Montgomery County Police Department said in a statement on their website posted Friday. Police said Thursday that two people were killed. (Montgomery County Fire and Rescue via AP). "The building still presents as a collapse hazard, which is a risky situation for the personnel", Steckel said. (more...)

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