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National Football League free agent rumors: Karlos Williams reportedly being pursued by Jaguars
- August 23, 2016

After a mistake-filled 27-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins in their preseason opener, the Giants followed that Saturday with an equally sloppy 21-0 loss to the Buffalo Bills at New Era Stadium. Under the best of circumstances, National Football League preseason games are a drag ... an endless parade of wannabes and neverwouldbes, many of whose next paying job will include the words: "Do you want fries with that?" The Patriots' offense has managed to succeed in recent years without a strong ... (more...)
Yemen crisis: Coalition team probes alleged school bombing in Yemen
- August 23, 2016

MSF said it had shared the hospital's Global Positioning System coordinates with all parties involved in the conflict. Five patients now remain hospitalised after the strike near the Houthi rebel stronghold of Saada, in the country's north. (more...)
Trevor Siemian to start Broncos' third preseason game
- August 23, 2016

Tarver told reporters that the second-year linebacker did a great job of finishing plays unblocked. Me? I start Siemian against the Rams and have Lynch play much of the second half. My money would be on Paxton Lynch and the quarterback battle is down to Siemian and Lynch who will probably see plenty of first team work on Saturday night. (more...)
Thai Prime Minister Confirms General Elections to Be Held in 2017 Thai Prime Minister Confirms General Elections to Be Held in 2017
- August 23, 2016

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who leads the junta, says the new constitution is meant to increase stability in a country that has seen 13 military coups since the 1930s, and is part of Thailand's path back to democracy. Approval gives the military and the establishment authority to rule through an unelected senate, a weakened lower house, a judiciary with authority to intervene in politics and a prime minister who does not have to be a member of parliament. (more...)
Turkish PM does not 'approve' Israeli attack on Gaza Turkish PM does not 'approve' Israeli attack on Gaza
- August 23, 2016

Since January, 14 rockets fired from Gaza have hit Israeli territory, the military said. PALESTINIAN militants in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket into southern Israel on Sunday, prompting the Israeli military to respond with air strikes and tank fire on targets inside Gaza. (more...)
Philippines police say not all 1067 unexplained killings are drug-related
- August 23, 2016

Director General Ronald Dela Rosa takes the oath during the start of a hearing investigating drug-related killings at the Senate headquarters in Pasay city, metro Manila, Philippines August 22, 2016. "We are certainly not leaving the UN", Yasay told reporters in a news briefing. Abella also tried to downplay the President's statement that the United Nations has unable to help the Philippines, saying "we are not negating support" and other aid given by the world body. (more...)
North Korea threatens nuclear strike amid US-South Korea drill
- August 23, 2016

On Monday, North Korea's Red Cross sent a letter to its South Korean counterpart asking for the women to be sent back, saying they had been kidnapped by the South, according to Pyongyang's Korean Central News Agency . The latest comments by Park are likely to escalate tensions on the Korean peninsula. North Korea's frontline units were "fully ready to mount a preemptive retaliatory strike at all enemy attack groups involved", said a spokesman for the KPA General Staff. (more...)
Bill Clinton outlines next steps for Clinton Foundation
- August 23, 2016

Politico's Gabriel Debenedetti tweeted a portion of the email on Monday afternoon. "If she is elected, we will immediately implement the following changes: The Foundation will accept contributions only from USA citizens, permanent residents, and USA -based independent foundations, whose names we will continue to make public on a quarterly basis", Clinton wrote . (more...)
Iran: Russia has stopped using Iran base for Syria strikes Iran: Russia has stopped using Iran base for Syria strikes
- August 23, 2016

The cooperative move drew criticism from the White House and some Iranian lawmakers, the latter of which claimed it was in violation of Iran's constitution, which prohibits "the establishment of any kind of foreign military base in Iran, even for peaceful purposes". (more...)
Iranian foreign minister starts Latin American tour in Cuba
- August 23, 2016

Zarif also expressed Tehran's solidarity against Washington's economic blockade against the island, which remains in place despite a new scenario in Cuba-U.S. They were both on the U.S. State Department's list of terrorism sponsoring countries until Havana was removed previous year as part of a detente with Washington. (more...)
Ohio State lands pair of top-tier WR recruits Ohio State lands pair of top-tier WR recruits
- August 23, 2016

The Buckeyes may not be done landing elite wide receivers this week. Ohio State received a double dose of good news on the recruiting front Monday morning when blue chip wide receivers Tyjon Lindsey and Trevon Grimes commited to the Buckeyes' 2017 class together. (more...)
After being bombed by regime, Kurds oust Syrian forces from Hasakeh
- August 23, 2016

Since Wednesday, clashes between the two forces have rocked the city, leaving 23 civilians - including nine children - and 16 combattants dead, the Observatory said. "We made clear that Coalition aircraft would defend its troops on the ground if threatened", Rankine-Galloway said on Friday. Extra U.S. combat air patrols were sent to the area Thursday and were flying Friday when the U.S. (more...)
Palestinian rocket strikes Israel, drawing Israeli reprisal Palestinian rocket strikes Israel, drawing Israeli reprisal
- August 23, 2016

Under the terms of the deal, both sides agreed individual Israeli citizens would not be held liable - either criminally or financially - for the raid, Anadolu said. Schuster said that though sporadic fire is par for the course, "The area has been very quiet in the last two years", since Operation Protective Edge, the war that Israel fought against Hamas in Gaza. (more...)
Donald Trump Speaks To Thousands At Dimondale Campaign Rally Donald Trump Speaks To Thousands At Dimondale Campaign Rally
- August 23, 2016

Trump donated to the foundation himself in the past. "Roger Ailes is a genius when it comes to television, when it comes to communicating with people, but so is Donald Trump", she said. OH is a key battleground state. Clinton has paused ads in Colorado and Virginia, underscoring her confidence in those states. Trump made his first ad buy a few days ago, for almost $5 million in commercials to air across Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. (more...)
Sena takes a dig at Bhagwat's Hindu population comment Sena takes a dig at Bhagwat's Hindu population comment
- August 23, 2016

I won't be able to help you with issues like pension, work place harassment and others. Bhagwat had taken the same line in his annual Vijaya Dashami speech a year ago - he had expressed concern over "imbalances" in Census figures that impacted "our present and future". (more...)
Orange County has four zika cases
- August 23, 2016

But the El Paso man, who has not been identified, appears to be the first travel-related case within the continental United States. Texas health officials linked the case to Miami after examining dates of travel and the onset of symptoms. (more...)
Russia says all planes have left Iran base
- August 23, 2016

Iran does not have plans to buy from Russian Federation S-400 or Antei-2500 missile systems, Iran's Defense Minister Brigade General Hossein Dehghan said during a news conference on August 20. Many still remember how Russian Federation, alongside Britain, invaded and occupied Iran during World War II to secure oil fields and Allied supply lines. (more...)
5 things to know about AG Kathleen Kane's trial 5 things to know about AG Kathleen Kane's trial
- August 23, 2016

Kane, a Scranton native, is on trial for perjury, obstruction, and other charges. State Attorney General Kathleen Kane , center, walks into the courtroom on the second day of her trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse today. "She worked hard to achieve her success", Shargel said. Kane, 50, a first-term Democrat, faces charges of perjury, obstructing administration of law, abuse of office and false swearing in connection with allegations she orchestrated the illegal disclosure of ... (more...)
Lochte pays price for lying as three sponsors cut ties
- August 23, 2016

He has since apologized for embellishing his version of events. Ryan Lochte was counting on his success in the Olympics in Rio to be a springboard for a post-Olympic career filled with endorsements. "Because if I didn't over-exaggerate the story to what I said when I did when it first happened with Billy Bush and yourself, and I told you the full story, none of this would have happened". (more...)
'African-American People Have Been Absolutely Mistreated and Abused by Democratic Politicians'
- August 23, 2016

President Barack Obama, historically the most popular president among African-Americans in USA history, received 93 per cent of the black vote in 2012, the BBC said. The Friday speech was the third time this week that Mr Trump sought to appeal to African-American voters. It's not the first appeal Trump has made to the demographic, despite his dismal standing in the polls. (more...)