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Engleder Captures Gold in Rio, Her Final Games
- August 12, 2016

Not a bad way to go out. Engleder, a sport soldier and mother of a young son, had no idea how close it was at the end. Du was the champion in this event at the 2008 Beijing Games. American Lilly King defeated Yulia Efimova in the 100 meter breaststroke event, helping her country to yet another gold medal. "All I told myself was to get this shot right, to get every shot right", Zhang said, adding "I didn't actually think my last shot was good enough". (more...)
'Truly a piece of evil': 'Grim Sleeper' sent to death row
- August 12, 2016

Judge Kennedy said she has been a jurist for 28 years and could not think of anyone who had committed such monstrous crimes. Lonnie Franklin Jr., aged 63, and a former garage attendant for Los Angeles police and city trash collector was a prolific serial killer , with a span of killings covering more than three decades. (more...)
Turkish diplomats on the run after failed coup attempt
- August 12, 2016

Cavusoglu said the Italian authorities have been informed about the departure of the navy and army military attaches, along with their families. He said one of the colonels had a brother in the Netherlands and that Italy, the Netherlands and other European countries had been notified. (more...)
How the PS4 Neo could change No Man's Sky
- August 12, 2016

Future updates are also primed to introduce more new items to the in-game universe, with freighters and base building functions specifically named as upcoming additions. Of course, the chat during the stream immediately began to call Sean Murray , the game's creator and founder of Hello Games, a liar but they may have jumped to that conclusion too quickly. (more...)
Donald Trump: I Meant That Obama Founded ISIS, Literally
- August 12, 2016

Yesterday, Clinton warned Trump about his "casual inciting" of violence, saying his startling remarks suggesting gun rights supporters could act against her "crossed the line". "[Obama] gets the most valuable player award". "If they gave a trophy for most valuable player, the victor of the trophy for ISIS would probably have to be Hillary Clinton ", he said. (more...)
Syrian Rescue Worker Says 3 Died in Suspected Chlorine Attack Syrian Rescue Worker Says 3 Died in Suspected Chlorine Attack
- August 12, 2016

Shelling and strikes were reported on the rebel side of Aleppo on Thursday despite a temporary ceasefire announced by Russian Federation to clear the way for humanitarian envoys to reach civilians, activists said . The attack took place at 8:30 pm on Wendesday evening, Dr. Alnahhas said, speaking from neighboring Turkey. Russian forces are due to suspend military action in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo shortly to allow in desperately needed humanitarian aid. (more...)
Clinton Lay Out Economic Plan In Contrast To Trump
- August 12, 2016

One issue where the nation's political mood has pushed the positions of Clinton and Trump closer is trade. "I can provide serious, steady leadership that can find common ground and build on it based on hard but respectful bargaining", she said. (more...)
Trump won't back off false claim that Obama founded IS
- August 12, 2016

Ret. Maj. Gen James "Spider" Marks said Thursday that Hillary Clinton will do a better job defending the country and the Constitution than Donald Trump . That's what I would say. Trump had previously said Clinton founded the militant group, but shifted the blame to Obama on Wednesday during a rally in Florida. (more...)
Kohei Uchimura retains Olympic crown in thrilling all-around gymnastics final
- August 12, 2016

The turnaround meant Uchimura won by just.099 of a point. While other gymnasts have won more medals and more golds, most notably Belarus' Vitaly Scherbo - who bagged a record six golds at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics - no one has dominated the sport or maintained their levels of excellence for as long as the Japanese. (more...)
India protests Pakistan's continuing support for cross-border terrorism, infiltration
- August 12, 2016

Ali is also heard saying that the ghaibana namaz-e-janaza (funeral prayers in absentia), of Pakistani LeT cadres, who die in India while waging jihad, is performed in Pakistan. Even though ISIS and the Taliban claimed responsibility, there was propaganda in Pakistan blaming Indian intelligence agency the R&AW for the terror strike. (more...)
Syria denies Chlorine gas attack in Aleppo
- August 12, 2016

At least four people died and many suffered breathing difficulties when a gas, believed to be chlorine, was dropped alongside barrel bombs on a neighborhood of the Syrian city of Aleppo on Wednesday, a hospital and a civil defense group told Reuters . (more...)
Emails Show Ties Between Clinton Foundation & State Dept.
- August 12, 2016

He cut a deal and agreed to repay US$66 million to the Nigerian government. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reacted to the release of the State Department emails via Twitter suggesting the media was focusing too much on his recent comments on the Second Amendment and not enough on Clinton's emails . (more...)
Women's 200-meter Individual Medley - 8/9/16 Rio Summer Olympics Odds Women's 200-meter Individual Medley - 8/9/16 Rio Summer Olympics Odds
- August 12, 2016

Hosszu had, remarkably, never won an Olympic medal in three previous Games but has now won three golds in the course of four days in Rio. Hungarian Katinka Hosszu continued her golden Olympics, winning the women's 200 metre individual medley. (more...)
Thailand's Junta Cements Control as Voters Approve New Constitution Thailand's Junta Cements Control as Voters Approve New Constitution
- August 12, 2016

Thailand's military government mustered majority support for its proposed constitution with 61.4 per cent of total 94 per cent votes counted supporting the proposal and 38.6 per cent opposing it. I have never said anything different from that. This, hopefully, will pave the way for elections and a return to civilian rule next year. The Senate will include commanders of the army and other security services. (more...)
Mom's hilarious back-to-school photos go viral Mom's hilarious back-to-school photos go viral
- August 12, 2016

Keshia Leeann Gardner summed up the happiness that so many parents feel around this time with some epic first day of school photos. But instead of taking pictures of her kids, she included herself in the portraits leaping in the air with joy while her kids frowned (while trying to hold back laughs) in the background. (more...)
Donald Trump ends suspense, endorses Paul Ryan and John McCain
- August 12, 2016

Mr Ryan, who was earlier endorsed by Mr Trump's vice presidential running mate, Mike Pence, is viewed by establishment Republicans as a possible presidential candidate in the future. Appearing to read from a prepared statement, Trump called Ryan "a good man" and "a good guy". "While we've been talking about jobs, Donald Trump has been going after a family of a war hero, or Donald Trump has been going after fellow Republicans and talking about why he won't endorse them in their ... (more...)
Big Sur Fire Burns 57 Homes Big Sur Fire Burns 57 Homes
- August 12, 2016

The wildland fire is burning in steep, rugged and inaccessible terrain, requiring more than 400 engines, 14 helicopters, 6 air tankers, 67 bulldozers and 94 hand crews. That's even though the only signs of the blaze were fire trucks and an occasional whiff of smoke along the famously winding and scenic Highway 1. "This is when we make our money". (more...)
USA government won't reclassify marijuana, allows research
- August 12, 2016

PIXABAY, CHEIFYCThe US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA ) has rebuffed a request by governors to downgrade marijuana from a Schedule 1 to a Schedule 2 drug, which would have eased restrictions on researchers who study the plant. But some advocates, including researchers and patients, want more. Heroin, LSD and ecstasy stand alongside marijuana on the DEA's Schedule I list. The federal government refused Thursday to approve the use of marijuana for medical purposes, saying there was no ... (more...)
Tough talk between Russia, Ukraine heats up Crimea stalemate
- August 12, 2016

Russian Federation said the deaths of its servicemen in Crimea wouldn't go "without consequences" and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko put his troops near the peninsula and in the country's easternmost regions on "high alert", warning that Vladimir Putin is seeking to reignite the conflict in the disputed territories. (more...)
Protesters arrested at Dakota Access Pipeline demonstration Protesters arrested at Dakota Access Pipeline demonstration
- August 12, 2016

Tom Iverson says construction crews with armed security were in the area on Wednesday but were initially blocked by protesters. "Everybody is nonviolent and peaceful", said LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, a tribal historian at Standing Rock. Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe have protested a 1,168-mile crude oil pipeline being constructed by Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners over the past several months, raising concerns that a pipeline leak would contaminate the Missouri River. (more...)

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