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Escaped prisoners still at large in Louisiana Escaped prisoners still at large in Louisiana
- August 30, 2016

Sunday, then jumped over two rolls of razor wire fence. Deputies say the escapees were not armed at the time of the escape, but they should be considered unsafe. Elliot was serving a sentence for theft, Mitchell for armed robbery with a weapon and attempted armed robbery, and Ethridge for attempted second degree murder and armed robbery. (more...)
Pyongyang elated over success of SLBM launch
- August 30, 2016

Japan said the missile reached its air defence identification zone (ADIZ), the first time for a North Korean missile. "Through the test results [North Korea] has become a premier military power with ideal nuclear strike capability", Kim reportedly said. (more...)
Dhoni gives thumbs up to cricket in USA, wants more matches
- August 30, 2016

Before rain played spoilsport, the match started after a delay of nearly 40 minutes. Ind vs WI: India's Ajinkya Rahane, second from right, celebrates the wicket of West Indies' Evin Lewis who was caught out during the second Twenty20 worldwide cricket match, Sunday, Aug. (more...)
Career of Mexican superstar Juan Gabriel
- August 30, 2016

He has written and recorded hundreds of attractive songs and recently had recorded a wonderful version of my song " Have You Ever Seen The Rain " that I love very much. "I got to know him as a performer, as a singer as an artist but I really got to know Alberto Aguilera Valadez, just the man", Nava said. "He was very sexually ambiguous and yet he was able to reach everybody", Cobo said. (more...)
Girl's killing is New Mexico's latest horrific child death
- August 30, 2016

KRQE-TV says Gonzales pleaded no contest in 2015 to two misdemeanors after his arrest for beating a woman in a vehicle with a baby inside it while the woman was driving. On Wednesday, she was killed in what police described as a "horrific" crime. Jessica Kelley, who was seated in a wheelchair, remained silent as she listened from jail via a video feed as a judge read the charges she faces in the killing of Victoria Martens. (more...)
Acre Chimney Fire Burns Near Hearst Castle Acre Chimney Fire Burns Near Hearst Castle
- August 30, 2016

A wildfire in central California that destroyed 47 structures and forced the closure of the famed Hearst Castle has chased more people from their homes. The Los Angeles Times wrote that bulldozers, trucks and firefighters are digging containment lines around Hearst Castle, but that no evacuation orders have been issued for the area as yet. (more...)
Trump's deportation waffle highlights campaign weaknesses Trump's deportation waffle highlights campaign weaknesses
- August 30, 2016

Trump has angered some of his supporters by apparently backtracking in recent days on his promise to deport the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. That, he said, "is a subject for the future". "The reign of terror will be over", Trump added, without explaining any of the mechanics of how his policy would work - namely how he would deal with the enormous backlog in the immigration courts and the legal rights of immigrants who have been accused of a crime. (more...)
Bill's Newscast: Primary Voting is This Tuesday
- August 30, 2016

Early voters were encouraged to vote and return their ballot quickly so they can be processed and those results ready for announcement on election night. John McCain have been in a heated race for the Republican candidacy for Senate. "Races that fall into that category, for example, are the supervisor of elections office, where there are three candidates". (more...)
Shekau Fatally Wounded In "Spectacular" Air Strike - Nigerian Military
- August 30, 2016

The extremist group has lost much of the territory it had held 18 months ago in the face of a bolstered Nigerian military offensive against it in the majority-Muslim north. The forest now serves as the insurgents' last stronghold in the wake of renewed atttacks by the Nigerian forces in recent months. "To effectively counter violent extremism, we have to ensure that military action is coupled with a reinforced commitment to values like integrity, good governance, education, compassion, ... (more...)
Mexico police chief fired over execution allegations Mexico police chief fired over execution allegations
- August 30, 2016

He added that Galindo was replaced by Manelich Castilla Craviotto in order to carry out an objective investigation and to find out all the details of the case. Galindo and National Security Commissioner Renato Sales had said they accepted the commission's recommendations, but denied that police executed anyone. (more...)
OKC Mother Accused Of Murdering Daughter Goes Before Judge OKC Mother Accused Of Murdering Daughter Goes Before Judge
- August 30, 2016

Oklahoma City police say Juanita Gomez attacked her 33-year-old daughter over the weekend. Over at the Gomez home near NW 15th and McKinley, friends and family have left behind candles and flowers and rosaries to honor the life and tragic death of Geneva Gomez. (more...)
Merkel urges Turks not to bring conflicts to Germany
- August 30, 2016

The German chancellor spent last week talking to European leaders, including those of the Visegrad countries - the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia - who have been reluctant to take in refugees. The United States has seen a similar controversy play out domestically, as Republican leaders like Ted Cruz and Donald Trump have called for draconian security measures against the Muslim community and a number of state governors said they supported a block on resettling Muslim ... (more...)
Scores of Houthis killed in Yemen fighting
- August 30, 2016

Those talks were suspended when the Shiite Houthi rebels and forces loyal to their ally, former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, appointed a council to govern Yemen. The Houthis had been demanding a unity government as the first step toward resolving Yemen's war. The worldwide community recognizes Hadi as Yemen's legitimate leader. (more...)
China to boost air defenses?
- August 30, 2016

The Chinese PLA Air Force is now strengthened with third generation surface to air missiles that are capable of hitting U-2 ultra high altitude reconnaissance aircraft. The next generation defense system poses a threat to the U-2 spy plane, as well as USA projectile assault strength in the region, explains DefenseWorld.net. (more...)
Judge blocks North Carolina restroom restriction
- August 30, 2016

HB2 requires that transgender individuals use public restrooms and similar facilities based on their anatomy and not their gender identity. A federal judge ruled Friday that the University of North Carolina system can not enforce the part of the state's House Bill 2 law that deals with which restrooms transgender people use, a controversial provision that prompted the Justice Department to sue the state. (more...)
Pilots arrested on suspicion of being under alcohol influence due in court
- August 30, 2016

The flight, destined for Newark International Airport with 141 passengers aboard, was supposed to have departed at 9 a.m. (4 a.m. ET) Saturday, but it didn't take off until 6:45 p.m. United Airlines said the pilots had been removed from service pending an investigation. The Evening Times says the latest incident in Glasgow follows a similar one from July, when two Canadian pilots for Canadian leisure carrier Air Transat were arrested on suspicion of drinking before operating an Airbus ... (more...)
Mylan pledges to make EpiPens more affordable Mylan pledges to make EpiPens more affordable
- August 30, 2016

For those who can redeem the coupons, the final price may still be prohibitively high. Also, the company's patient assistance program will now cover those with incomes up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level, compared with 200 percent previously. (more...)
Backpacker murder accused does not appear in court Backpacker murder accused does not appear in court
- August 30, 2016

A 30-year-old British man is also in a critical condition after the attack, with police investigating possible terrorist links to the young woman's death. "Your honour, if I could note that it was the police that requested that he not be brought up", she said. "Investigators will also consider whether mental health or drug misuse factors are involved in this incident", according to Queensland Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski via Newsweek . (more...)
Rosberg wins in Belgium as Hamilton beats odds to podium Rosberg wins in Belgium as Hamilton beats odds to podium
- August 30, 2016

But one would have been forgiven for thinking the Mercedes drivers had switched cars - on the podium it was Hamilton who was happiest, in contrast with Rosberg's half-smile. Later in the race, Verstappen infuriated Raikkonen with some aggressive blocking moves when the 36-year-old Finn tried to get past him at high speed. (more...)
6500 refugees rescued off Libya coast: Italian coastguard
- August 30, 2016

The IOM said more than 3,770 refugees were killed trying to make the risky trip to Europe in 2015. Although much attention has focused on refugees from war-torn Syria, many refugees are also from Eritrea. Libya's crisis has helped boost a lucrative smuggling business as African migrants who reach southern Libya are transported through the desert to northern beaches where they board boats bound for Europe. (more...)