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Olympics-Soccer-Neymar hands Brazil precious football gold medal
- August 21, 2016

Germany and Sweden were playing in the gold-medal match for the first time . Now ranked ninth by Federation Internationale de Football Association, the Brazilian national team has won every other major worldwide soccer competition, plus a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics and the bronze at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. (more...)
Ukraine details payments allegedly earmarked for Trump aide Ukraine details payments allegedly earmarked for Trump aide
- August 21, 2016

None of the firms involved ever registered their work for as agents for a foreign government as required by law. The new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway , had described Manafort and Gates as part of a new "core four" atop the Trump operation with her and CEO Stephen Bannon . (more...)
U.S. Women's Basketball Team Dominates To Win Sixth Straight Gold
- August 21, 2016

I'm confident that we will come out and play the right way. The Serbs handed Australia a 87-61 beating in their semifinals tonight to set up a rematch of the 2014 FIBA World Cup final in which the U.S. As one of the few four-time gold medalist basketball players ever, she set the record for most career Olympic three-point makes with 71 and single-Olympic games total, hitting 32 in Rio. (more...)
New Jersey bus crash leaves two people dead and 17 injured New Jersey bus crash leaves two people dead and 17 injured
- August 21, 2016

A No. 59 bus without any passengers was heading back to Newark when the driver T-boned a No. 13 bus at the intersection, officials said. One of the buses T-boned the other, almost breaking it in half. One person was listed in critical condition, while another was in serious condition. Christopher Trucillo, police chief of NJ Transit, expressed his condolences to the family of the decreased driver of the No. (more...)
Aetna warned it would cut Obamacare if Humana deal was blocked
- August 21, 2016

Aetna said the pullback was a business decision stemming from a loss in the second quarter on individual plans and uncertainty about the policy outlook for the exchanges. But insurers say this relatively small slice of business has generated huge losses since they started paying claims in 2014. The nation's largest insurer, UnitedHealth Group, sold coverage in 34 states this year. (more...)
Philippines rebuffs visit by UN rights investigator Philippines rebuffs visit by UN rights investigator
- August 21, 2016

She said killings in line with the fight against illegal drugs "do not absolve the government from its global legal obligations and do not shield state actors or others from responsibility for illegal killings". Asked if she would seek help from authorities to guarantee Dayan's safety, de Lima asked cops to leave him alone. The Senator said foremost of the "lies" was that she had a go-fer who collected money from the national penitentiary, and the amount was used to fund her senatorial ... (more...)
Syrian boy's brother succumbs to injuries
- August 21, 2016

The images of the shell-shocked Omran - sitting inside an ambulance and covered in dust, with a blood-stained face - spread quickly across social media, intensifying worldwide calls for an ceasefire in Aleppo. The video and pictures were widely circulated online and covered in the media, refocusing public opinion on Syria's five-year-old civil war and the plight of civilians, particularly in Aleppo. (more...)
2 vehicle bombs in Turkey target cops, kill six
- August 21, 2016

At least 73 other people - 53 civilians and 20 police officers - were wounded. Turkish officials blame the banned militant group Kurdistan Worker's Party, or PKK, for the attacks. Yildirim said in his comments in Elazig that FETO - the government's name for Gulen's network - had "handed over its mission" to the PKK. "The PKK wants to show it's very much alive and kicking, and various people do anticipate it will launch more attacks towards central and western Turkey". (more...)
Willing to talk on terror but not Kashmir, India tells Pakistan Willing to talk on terror but not Kashmir, India tells Pakistan
- August 21, 2016

Jaishankar wrote to Chaudhry, accepting the invitation for a visit to Islamabad, but made it clear that "the discussions should focus first on the more pressing aspects of the Jammu and Kashmir situation", according to Vikas Swarup, spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs. (more...)
Greek, Turkish authorities rescue migrants in Aegean Sea Greek, Turkish authorities rescue migrants in Aegean Sea
- August 21, 2016

They were among a total of 147 people who arrived on three Greek islands in the 24 hours between Tuesday morning and Wednesday morning. The public order ministry says four Pakistani and two Algerian nationals who had entered Greece illegally were taken back by boat from the eastern island of Lesbos Thursday. (more...)
Five people killed in Alabama, suspect in custody
- August 21, 2016

Alabama Media Group also said that one of the five people killed was believed to be a pregnant woman and that the bodies were discovered in a home. CITRONELLE, Ala. Update (10:41pm): WKRG is now reporting that the Mobile County Sheriff's Office has identified the suspect as Derrick Dearman. A witness to the killings was being interviewed by police in the nearby town of Citronelle, according to WALA-TV . (more...)
Popular Yellowstone River closes after thousands of fish die
- August 21, 2016

Test results from samples sent to the USA and Wildlife Service Fish Health Center in Bozeman show the catalyst for this fish kill to be Proliferative Kidney Disease - one of the most serious diseases to impact whitefish and trout. Similar incidents have occurred just twice in the state over the past 20 years but more recent outbreaks have occurred in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. (more...)
Blue Cut Fire 73 percent contained; 105 homes destroyed, official says Blue Cut Fire 73 percent contained; 105 homes destroyed, official says
- August 21, 2016

As of Friday morning, Aug. 19, a total of 227 evacuees had registered at the center since the devastating fire broke out on Tuesday, Aug. 16. It was 65 per cent contained Friday. Saturday, fire crews focused on the communities of Lytle Creek and Wrightwood. "By providing this grant, we hope to inspire more giving to the Fire Relief Fund at the Inland Empire United Way, and to support the recovery efforts of the many nonprofit organizations that are providing critical services to fire victims ... (more...)
Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation (NYSE:MNR) Updated Price Targets Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation (NYSE:MNR) Updated Price Targets
- August 21, 2016

Our properties are designed and improved for lease primarily to institutional, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, life science product, service, biodefense and translational medicine entities, as well as governmental agencies. 10/06/2015 - Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation had its "neutral" rating reiterated by analysts at National Securities. It trades at an average volume of 1.16M shares versus 1.29M shares recorded at the end of last trading session. (more...)
Texas halts execution of man who did not kill anyone
- August 21, 2016

Wood's supporters waged an all-out campaign to stay the execution in recent days and several dozen evangelical leaders also wrote to Texas Governor Greg Abbott demanding clemency. Wood's mental capacity has been at the forefront of the argument against his execution, but was never brought before the jury that imposed his death sentence. (more...)
Yemen hospital hit by air strike Yemen hospital hit by air strike
- August 21, 2016

The hospital strike is the latest in a series of coalition raids that allegedly hit civilian facilities - including a school last week, in which 10 children were killed. "Hospitals and medical personnel are explicitly protected under global humanitarian law and any attack directed against them, or against any civilian persons or infrastructure, is a serious violation of worldwide humanitarian law", Ban said in a statement. (more...)
Private prisons on the way out Private prisons on the way out
- August 21, 2016

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that it plans to stop contracting with for-profit prison companies, a decision that will affect some 20,000 federal inmates. "Many of the facilities that involve private prison corporations are actually contracted through local governments, who then subcontract for services through private companies", she said. (more...)
State requests Schlitterbahn safety inspection records following fatal accident State requests Schlitterbahn safety inspection records following fatal accident
- August 21, 2016

The incident will likely lead to a discussion in the state legislature about how water parks are regulated, she added. Castaneda also said that he had ridden Verruckt earlier in the day with his younger cousin, who said her Velcro seatbelt began to come undone toward the end of the slide. (more...)
Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi Evacuated After Jewelry Store Robbery Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi Evacuated After Jewelry Store Robbery
- August 21, 2016

Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi was put on lockdown on Saturday afternoon after there was a smash-and-grab robbery at Tapper's Jewelry. "At this time it is believed that three male suspects entered the mall while a fourth male suspect was waiting outside in a Chrysler 200". (more...)
Trump talks test for Muslim immigrants
- August 21, 2016

In a foreign policy speech on Monday, the billionaire businessman said the goal of the new commission would be to "expose" networks within the United States "that support radicalisation". Meanwhile, The New York Times reported that corruption investigators in Ukraine say an illegal, off-the-books payment network earmarked $12.7 million in cash payments in 2007-2012 for Paul Manafort, now Trump's campaign chairman. (more...)