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US Lobbies China on Missile Defense System
- August 17, 2016

THAAD "is a defensive measure to protect South Koreans and Americans from the North Korean ballistic missile threat and is not a threat in any way to China", the statement paraphrased Gen Milley as saying. Milley said to his Chinese counterpart, General Li Zuocheng, that China should not feel threatened about the deployment of THAAD in South Korea. During a discussion at the Brookings Institution CIA Director John Brennan said that the deployment of THAAD to the region was an ... (more...)
Pa. Attorney General Kane announces resignation after conviction on perjury, obstruction charges
- August 17, 2016

State sentencing guidelines could allow for less jail time for Kane, who has no criminal record. Pennsylvania's top prosecutor has been found guilty of perjury, criminal conspiracy and other charges in a leak of grand jury material. Her first deputy is former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor . Kane's defense lawyer would later say she wanted those documents to be public to show Fina's decision not to prosecute but that she didn't release them herself. (more...)
NY imam shooting suspect charged with murder NY imam shooting suspect charged with murder
- August 17, 2016

Morel was originally arrested Sunday night on charges related to a hit-and-run accident, some five kilometres from the spot of the murders, and the assault of a police officer, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told mediapersons. Police said witnesses saw his black Chevy TrailBlazer flee the scene of the shooting. Besides the vehicle, cops are counting clothes matching the description of the suspect and a revolver found in Morel's home as evidence. (more...)
Smart Tattoos Under Development By Group of MIT Researchers Smart Tattoos Under Development By Group of MIT Researchers
- August 17, 2016

By using some basic circuitry, it would send bluetooth messages to your phone to let you know you're over the limit. Once the electronic components for a particular build were laid onto the leaf circuits, they were mounted on tattoo paper and ready for application. (more...)
Hit by online sellers, Macy's to close 100 USA stores
- August 17, 2016

It is also still unknown how many people will be fired as a result of this new measure. It did do better than expected in the second quarter, but even then, the overall performance was lackluster. The location of the stores to be closed has yet to be announced. WCPO Insiders will learn why those Macy's stores are the most vulnerable to closure . (more...)
Giuliani wrong about terror attacks and Obama
- August 17, 2016

Speaking to ABC's George Stephanopoulos, Giuliani said: "We had no domestic attacks under Bush, we've had one under Obama". Giuliani's latest self-serving comments show a disturbing willingness to simply write off 9/11 and start the clock back over again at zero, in an effort to blame President Obama for all of the ills in the world. (more...)
Rio 2016: Usain Bolt Hits Out at 'Ridiculous' Olympics Scheduling
- August 17, 2016

Bolt is beatable (though his world record time of 9.58, set in 2009, may never be). Bolt has said that he's planning to hang up his running shoes for good soon. Bolt's 9.81 finish, which was.001 second slower than his semi-final victory, was the slowest of his three Olympic 100 meter golds, though, no one on the planet has emerged to challenge him in this event. (more...)
HAVE YOU REGISTERED? Deadline for primary nears HAVE YOU REGISTERED? Deadline for primary nears
- August 17, 2016

Registration forms sent by mail must be postmarked no later than the same date and received by a board of elections no later than August 24. Those who wish to register in person must visit their county board of election or a number of state agency offices no later than August 19. (more...)
Louisiana governor: 40000 homes damaged by historic flooding
- August 17, 2016

This dog shows its appreciation to Louisiana State Animal Response Team's Mark Buchert who rescued the dog from floodwaters on August 15, in Baton Rouge. Anna Johnson, of Denham Springs , near Baton Rouge, captured the erie sight of coffins floating away after being uprooted as graves became sodden in the catastrophic rain. (more...)
Michael Schumacher 'responding to treatment' Michael Schumacher 'responding to treatment'
- August 17, 2016

I'm sure that thanks to this determination , which will be crucial, he will come out from this very, very hard situation. Parent Herald also published the report, noting that di Montezemolo didn't further elaborate what he meant when he said Schumacher has been "reacting" to treatment. (more...)
Day 10 preview: Team semifinals continue Day 10 preview: Team semifinals continue
- August 17, 2016

Singapore could not retain their Olympic table tennis bronze medal in the women's team event on Tuesday (Aug 16) after a 3-1 defeat to Japan in the battle for third place. In the fifth, Ito was up by six at one point, but Solja won seven straight points to win 12-10, handing Germany the one-match advantage. Ito won the first set 11-9, then won nine points out of eleven in the second to turn a tight game into a romp. (more...)
Manohar Parrikar: Going to Pakistan is Similar to Going to Hell Manohar Parrikar: Going to Pakistan is Similar to Going to Hell
- August 17, 2016

Responding to Modi's speech Pakistani Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said that, "Modi was only trying to divert world attention from the grim tragedy that has been unfolding in the Indian Occupied Kashmir over the past five weeks". Modi's remarks tap into historic grievances in a sensitive and contested part of Asia. Earlier, a police officer was killed and nine others were injured after being attacked by a group of separatist militants, two of whom were killed during the clash. (more...)
Two players have already met in No Man's Sky
- August 17, 2016

But in spite of confirming that they were in each others' line of sight (by communicating outside of the game), neither player could see the other . People who have pre-ordered the game and want to redeem their special items may not be seeing them because they are named differently in the game. (more...)
Mourinho: Ibrahimovic At The Top Of His Game
- August 17, 2016

A new environment, new stadiums, clubs, team-mates. "But we'll fight until it's possible", he said. "It was a contrast between the two halves. Slowly I get settled in, play my game and make my team win". "Luke Shaw, Marcus Rashford, these are the guys that are with him on the table. He knows what he can be for them", he said. Ibrahimovic, who also scored United's victor in the Community Shield against Leicester, did not always look comfortable against the Cherries but the 34-year-old former ... (more...)
Team USA get by France, go undefeated in preliminaries Team USA get by France, go undefeated in preliminaries
- August 17, 2016

The United States which has struggled to beat opposing teams in the Rio Olympic Games had a hard time against France, winners of the Manila Qualification Tournament even though the French missed their National Basketball Association star Tony Parker who was rested because of a sore toe on Sunday. (more...)
Biles wins record-equalling fourth gold with floor victory
- August 17, 2016

Defending champion Alexandra Raisman failed to match up with her outstanding teammate Biles, but managed to bring home a silver in 15.500 points. There was little doubt that the 19-year-old, who has dominated the floor exercise since her world championships debut in 2013, would win the floor gold in Rio. (more...)
JFK back to normal operations after shooting threats JFK back to normal operations after shooting threats
- August 17, 2016

Deutsche Lufthansa AG canceled a flight to Frankfurt. "The terminal was evacuated out of an abundance of caution", it said in a statement posted on its Twitter page. Officials at the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey, which operates the airport, have initially deemed the response as appropriate given the perceived threat of a gunman shooting at an airport teeming with travelers. (more...)
Google rolls out new video call app 'Duo'
- August 17, 2016

After singing up user can make a video call just in one tap. During my tests, I was able to successfully be part of calls made from my iPhone to Android phones and vice versa. Also setting it apart from other apps is a feature Google is calling " Knock Knock ", which shows the call's receiver a live video of the incoming caller. (more...)
Russian use of Iranian bases unfortunate, but not surprising
- August 17, 2016

In less than a year, Russian Federation has gone from a very limited military presence in the Middle East to having the use of two airbases and emerging as a major military power in the fractured region. Their presence created an uneasy d├ętente, with the USA and Western allies conducting separate air raids against IS targets. The previous sorties that this plane has been on have been flown from an airfield in southern Russian Federation, but the problem with that is that it's 2,000km away from ... (more...)
Google Launches Video Calling App
- August 17, 2016

Duo is simple from start to finish. "Once you're on the call, you just see the person you're talking to, with your video feed in a small circle, not unlike Apple's FaceTime". The app opens with a split-screen of your image and a button to initiate calls, with your recently called contacts listed next to it. All of this makes Duo great, at least on paper. (more...)

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