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At Least 96 Homes Destroyed By Blue Cut Fire in California At Least 96 Homes Destroyed By Blue Cut Fire in California
- August 27, 2016

Despite being impeded by treacherous terrain, hot, dry, windy weather and the ferocious blaze, authorities said almost 1,600 firefighters had been able to carve containment lines around 22 percent of the fire zone, up from just four percent earlier in the day. (more...)
Clinton: Trump is 'taking hate groups mainstream'
- August 27, 2016

Pence returned to IN after campaign stops IN North Carolina on Wednesday as Donald Trump's running mate and called off a campaign trip planned Thursday. "We've always had great relationships with the African American community and I've made it such a focal point", Trump said on Thursday before a meeting at his NY headquarters with black and Hispanic Republicans. (more...)
ABC, NBC Swoop in to Defend Clinton from Trump's 'Bigot' Remark
- August 27, 2016

They keep saying it, "you're racist". "She bullies voters who only want a better future and tries to intimidate them out of voting for a change", Trump said at a campaign event in Manchester. The video shows a Ku Klux Klan member praising Trump and plays a recording of former leader Klan leader David Duke calling on white people to vote for Trump. (more...)
Florida teen accused of deadly face-biting attack in stable condition Florida teen accused of deadly face-biting attack in stable condition
- August 27, 2016

Capital punishment and life without parole are possible fates for Austin Harrouff , who will be charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and burglary in the fatal attack on Michelle Mishcon and John Stevens III in Tequesta . "I think we're just all gonna miss them greatly", said Ivy Stevens, the deceased's daughter. There are no words we can offer to give any real comfort for this tragic loss. (more...)
Kashmir clashes: Another youth killed in clashes, death toll rises to 67
- August 27, 2016

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar . The Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Aasiya Andrabi, in her statement in Srinagar stated that Rajnath Singh's visit was meaningless to the Kashmiri people. (more...)
Candlelight vigil for murdered New Mexico girl
- August 27, 2016

This Aug. 25, 2016 booking photo provided by the Metropolitan Detention Center shows Fabian Gonzales . Albuquerque police are charging Gonzales along with two other people in the death of a 10-year-old girl a killing called "unspeakable" by the state's governor. (more...)
Car bomb attack in Turkey kills 11 police; 78 wounded
- August 27, 2016

Authorities have blamed the Kurdistan Workers' party (PKK) for those attacks. Turkey s operation in Syria aims to push both IS and the Kurdish People s Protection Units (YPG) militia that is fighting the jihadists out of the border area. (more...)
Kerry in Saudi Arabia for talks on Yemen, Syria conflicts
- August 27, 2016

According to United Nations figures, some 3,800 civilians have been killed and 6,711 injured in fighting in Yemen between March 2015 and 23 August 2016. Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, said Kerry's remarks show the US government is "an accomplice in Saudi war crimes against the innocent people of Yemen". (more...)
Cincinnati Zoo Quits Twitter Over Harambe Memes Cincinnati Zoo Quits Twitter Over Harambe Memes
- August 27, 2016

We did so, first and foremost, when a small child fell into a gorilla enclosure in the Cincinnati Zoo. Because those people in OH are clearly very upset, and now we have no Cincinnati Zoo Twitter account at all. "We are not amused by the memes, petitions and signs about Harambe ". Hundreds of online petitions have surfaced, including calls to rename the Cincinnati Bengals the Harambes, create an emoji in his honor and canonize him. (more...)
FARC Rebels, Colombian Government Sign Historic Peace Treaty FARC Rebels, Colombian Government Sign Historic Peace Treaty
- August 27, 2016

But tonight both sides confirmed from their negotiating table in Havana, Cuba, that a peace agreement has finally been forged. The deal is the result of peace talks that have been taking place between FARC and the Colombian Government since October 2012, and follows the bilateral ceasefire announced on 23 June this year. (more...)
Colin Kaepernick is the best fit for Chip Kelly's offense
- August 27, 2016

Colin Kaepernick is on track to make his first appearance of the preseason for San Francisco on Friday night against the Green Bay Packers after his exhausted shoulder made it through a full week of practice without any limitations. Kaepernick has yet to throw the ball this pre-season and he has been sitting out for the last two matches, thus questions are popping out if he will ever see a game for the team this season. (more...)
Judge In Stanford Sex Assault Case Is Transferring To Civil Court
- August 27, 2016

Despite the public outcry, the sitting judge stated that she would not be transferring judge Persky out of Palo Alto. The reassignment is possible due to a request from another judge, Vincent Chiarello, to relocate to Palo Alto, according to the statement. (more...)
Police issue Amber Alert for missing 3-year-old Police issue Amber Alert for missing 3-year-old
- August 27, 2016

Get free real-time news alerts from the New York City Patch. New Jersey State Police followed less than hour later, interrupting local TV and radio broadcasts and sending messages to cellphones of Garden State residents. A traffic agent is being credited with spotting the suspect after seeing an Amber Alert notification. Those officers took the father into custody with no incident. (more...)
National Park Service Turns 100
- August 27, 2016

The National Park Service has been marketing the event under the hashtag #FindYourPark. The park service says its emblem contains elements symbolizing the major facets of the national park system. When people talk about national parks, they usually talk about Yellowstone, or Yosemite or the Grand Canyon. Overall attendance to sites in the parks system reached an all-time high in 2015, at just over 300 million people. (more...)
Corbyn Ally Suggests Labour's Top Donor Shouldn't Vote in Race
- August 27, 2016

Mr Corbyn said: "It's an enormous honour to be selected and elected as a Labour Member of Parliament". Mr Corbyn was setting out what he called a "transformative" vision for the arts during campaigning in Scotland. McNicol hit back, claiming that all decisions were "made by elected NEC members", not party officials. Mr Corbyn said: "I am very concerned that some people seem to have been unfairly removed from the ability to vote in this election". (more...)
N.Korea Launches Missile from Submarine N.Korea Launches Missile from Submarine
- August 27, 2016

North Koreans are also quick to point out that, although their country has received military assistance in the past from the Soviet Union and China, which helped it stave off the US during the 1950-53 Korean War, it no longer has any foreign troops based on its soil. (more...)
EpiPen Outrage: Mylan Steps Up and Takes the Heat
- August 27, 2016

She recently fronted a campaign titled Anaphylaxis For Reel , which encouraged allergy sufferers to be prepared for anaphylactic shocks by arming themselves with products like the EpiPen , which contains the drug epinephrine. While the discount may help, some parents and physicians say it doesn't solve the problem of excessive cost - there is no generic for EpiPens and the only competitor pulled out of the market previous year. (more...)
Unchanged U.S. Oil Rig Count Snaps 8 Straight Weeks Of Gains Unchanged U.S. Oil Rig Count Snaps 8 Straight Weeks Of Gains
- August 27, 2016

Colorado, Louisiana, Ohio, Texas and West Virginia each declined by one. Meanwhile, Canada saw an increase of 25 oil and gas rigs this week, with a total of 146 sites now in operation. Canada's oil rig count has been rising for the most part since the beginning of April, when it reached a low of just eight operational oil rigs-it now has reached a total of 84. (more...)
United Nations council must act against Syrian regime for chemical attacks
- August 27, 2016

In a summary of the report, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü says that most of the 122 samples from "multiple locations" inside Syria "indicate potentially undeclared chemical weapons-related activities". (more...)
Mourinho fails in very personal bid to sign Real Madrid star
- August 27, 2016

He said: "I thought, when I read some quotes from people at Bayern Munich , they would run to Manchester to bring (Schweinsteiger) back, but no, that didn't happen". The report does make the point that Mourinho believes Mata to have a role in the squad, but whether he is still of that mindset after a few months managing the team remains to be seen. (more...)