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Trump Dismisses Republican Challengers as ‘Three Stooges’ Trump Dismisses Republican Challengers as ‘Three Stooges’
- August 30, 2019

He has no policy agenda, nothing except a long list of tirade against Trump . No amount of apologies will make up for the terrible things he has said or tweeted . Former Rep. Joe Walsh , R-Ill., on the other hand, who officially entered the race Sunday, said his campaign would take aim at the president's character flaws, highlighting Trump's moral failings and hammering away at the president's lies in office. (more...)
Death penalty upheld for murderers of British backpackers Death penalty upheld for murderers of British backpackers
- August 30, 2019

Both were 22 years old at the time of their arrest. Both have consistently denied the charges and claimed Thai police coerced their confessions. The pair were convicted and sentenced for the rape and murder of Hannah Witheridge, 23, from Norfolk, and the murder of David Miller, 24, from Jersey, England on Koh Tao, in the Gulf of Thailand, on Sept 15, 2014. (more...)
Scientists: There Is no Scientists: There Is no "Gay Gene"
- August 30, 2019

Though self-reported sexual behaviors may not always be honest and they could not control for differences in interpretation or definition, the researchers were able to identify certain genetic markers associated with same-sex behaviors. Fah Sathirapongsasuti. The three spoke at a telephone news conference arranged by Science to highlight the results, which had been discussed last fall at a scientific meeting. (more...)
Taliban says United States peace deal on the horizon Taliban says United States peace deal on the horizon
- August 30, 2019

Khalilzad who leads the United States in the talks with the Taliban in Doha said that no one should be "intimidated or fooled by propaganda" regarding the US's support to the Afghan security forces. "The Americans will not come to the assistance of the Afghan government and its forces in their fight against us", the first Taliban official said. (more...)
US Defense Secretary: Concerned About North Korean Missile Launches, But Won't 'Overreact' US Defense Secretary: Concerned About North Korean Missile Launches, But Won't 'Overreact'
- August 30, 2019

The center says North Korea is possibly preparing to test a new submarine-launched ballistic missile. "Images suggest North Korea is making real progress in developing a second leg of the nuclear triad, bringing them closer to a survivable nuclear force", according to Beyond Parallel researchers Joseph Bermudez and Victor Cha, funded by Washington-based think-tank Center for Strategic and International Studies. (more...)
G7 First Ladies Exchange High-Fives With Biarritz Surfers at Beach G7 First Ladies Exchange High-Fives With Biarritz Surfers at Beach
- August 30, 2019

Making the photo more hilarious, Donald Trump is looking down, seemingly unaware of his wife's fleeting fixation on the man next to him. "I'm a mother and a first lady, and I have much more important things to think about and to do". "Get your flirt on Melania lol", wrote one woman on Twitter . Described as "glamorous" and even "romantic", the kiss between the US First Lady and Trudeau was captured during the leaders' family photograph at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France . (more...)
Farmers' Almanac: CT winter to be colder than usual Farmers' Almanac: CT winter to be colder than usual
- August 30, 2019

According to the almanac , the coldest stretch of winter will be during the final week of January and the beginning of February. While the extended forecast for Jackson, WY now has highs in the low 80's through Friday, it is safe to say "Winter is Coming" and the first snowfall of the year will be here before you know it. (more...)
Newly married Thai king shows off his official royal consort Newly married Thai king shows off his official royal consort
- August 30, 2019

This undated photo posted Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, on the Thailand Royal Office website shows King Maha Vajiralongkorn , left, with Major General Sineenatra Wongvajirabhakdi, the royal noble consort. She is also seen in helmet and camouflage clothing, standing beside the king, who is holding a white poodle. The king married Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya , a general in his security unit, in May a few days before his coronation and named her his queen. (more...)
President Trump mocks NYT columnist Bret Stephens over 'bedbug' controversy President Trump mocks NYT columnist Bret Stephens over 'bedbug' controversy
- August 30, 2019

Name-calling really got under this New York Times columnist's skin. "The bedbugs are Bret Stephens ", earning nine likes and zero retweets at first, he said . In his remarks, which were captured by Vox journalist Aaron Rupar, Stephens claimed that he had not meant to get Karpf in any kind of trouble by looping in his superior, but that it's allegedly "protocol everywhere" that managers know how "their people, their professors, or journalists, interact with the rest of the world". (more...)
Global wildlife trade to ban sending of wild elephants to zoos Global wildlife trade to ban sending of wild elephants to zoos
- August 30, 2019

CITES rejected the proposal by Zimbabwe , Namibia and Botswana to open the trade of ivory to clear existing stockpiles, alleging that it would encourage poaching and reverse gains in wildlife management. The president of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa said he was considering quitting Cites over the ruling. Global trade in ivory has largely been outlawed since 1989 after elephant numbers plunged from millions in the mid-20th century. (more...)
Trump Admin Yanks FEMA Funding To Pay For ICE Detention Centers Trump Admin Yanks FEMA Funding To Pay For ICE Detention Centers
- August 30, 2019

Three migrants who had managed to evade the Mexican National Guard and cross the Rio Grande onto USA territory walk along a border wall set back from the geographical border, in El Paso, Texas, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on July 17, 2019. (more...)
Sunny with chance of overnight showers: Northeast Ohio Thursday forecast Sunny with chance of overnight showers: Northeast Ohio Thursday forecast
- August 30, 2019

We turn muggy for Wednesday with mostly cloudy skies and a round of showers, a downpour/thunderstorm mostly in the afternoon and evening along with highs in the upper 70s. Cloudy periods should continue Wednesday night , with a cool low of 14 C. Our highs hold in the mid to upper 70s. Friday , Aug. 30 will be sunny, with a high again in the low 80s. (more...)
16-year-old NY girl who flew to London is missing 16-year-old NY girl who flew to London is missing
- August 30, 2019

The two exchanged text messages prior to her trip, in which Grabowski expressed an interest in moving to London. Investigators tracked the missing girl to Nottingham , which is about 125 miles northwest of London. The search for a missing NY teenager who was feared to have been lured out of the country by an older man whom she met online led police to the United Kingdom. (more...)
Ex-Malaysia PM faces new alleged corruption trial Ex-Malaysia PM faces new alleged corruption trial
- August 30, 2019

On the opening day of the second trial into the 1MDB scandal, chief prosecutor Gopal Sri Ram described how complex financial transactions between 2011 and 2014 enabled Najib to " to obtain gratification for himself ". Wong and Mohd Noor are expected to testify in two other aspects of the alleged money laundering charge as alleged by the prosecution and Rafidah is expected to testify on the formation of the Terengganu Investment Authority which would then be known as 1MDB. (more...)