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Prosecutor drops case against man imprisoned for 2 decades
- September 03, 2016

Howard said he was looking forward to building a relationship with the wife who married him three years after he entered prison and seeing his grandchildren. Nifong was disbarred from practice and jailed for his handling of another trial, the Duke University lacrosse case. "Given the history of the DA's office, having their past skeletons paraded out again is likely something that nobody wanted". (more...)
Hermine becomes a hurricane; storm surge expected in Florida Hermine becomes a hurricane; storm surge expected in Florida
- September 03, 2016

Gov. Pat McCrory issued a State of Emergency Declaration for the 33 eastern counties to facilitate the movement of any resources that may be needed to respond to and recover from the storm. The governors of neighboring Georgia and North Carolina also declared emergencies, as the storm is expected to move up the coast after lashing Florida. (more...)
Merkel says won't distance herself from Armenian Genocide resolution Merkel says won't distance herself from Armenian Genocide resolution
- September 03, 2016

The German news magazine Der Spiegel reported earlier today that Germany's government meant to distance itself from the resolution recognizing the slaughter of Armenians as genocide to appease the Turkish government. That report, however, was denied by German government spokesman Steffen Seibert. Turkey has been refusing to allow German lawmakers to visit its Incirlik air base to see personnel stationed there with reconnaissance planes and refuelling aircraft. (more...)
Far-reaching tribal solidarity displayed at pipeline protest Far-reaching tribal solidarity displayed at pipeline protest
- September 03, 2016

They say it could disturb sacred sites and impact drinking water for 8,000 tribal members in the North Dakota area, as well as millions further downstream the MS and Missouri rivers. Lines of cops stood between the construction workers and the protesters, some of whom rode on horseback wearing their traditional tribal garb. There have been at least 20 arrests for misdemeanor offenses such as trespassing. (more...)
Maine Governor Apologizes To Lawmaker, Vows Never To Speak To Press Again
- September 03, 2016

This allegedly caused Rep. After meeting with Gattine on Wednesday , LePage said: "He never called me racist ". Drew Gattine of Westbrook, suggested such comments were racially charged, LePage became enraged and left Gattine an obscenity-laden voicemail that itself contained a homophobic epithet. (more...)
Hermine floods coastal areas, downs trees as it hits Florida Hermine floods coastal areas, downs trees as it hits Florida
- September 03, 2016

Projected storm surges of up to 12ft threatened a wide stretch of the coast and an expected drenching of up to 10in of rain carried the danger of flooding along the storm's path over land, including the state capital Tallahassee, which had not been hit by a hurricane since Kate in 1985. (more...)
McCain and Rubio win Senate primaries, but face tough fights ahead
- September 03, 2016

John McCain (Ariz.) and Marco Rubio (Fla.), both members of the Senate's loose-borders Gang of Eight, won primary races yesterday against more conservative opponents, Rubio convincingly and McCain handily. In the 1st District, five Republicans are vying for the chance to advance to the General Election and face the Democrat seeking Kirkpatrick's seat. (more...)
Explosion in Philippine president's home city kills 10 Explosion in Philippine president's home city kills 10
- September 03, 2016

Comments by the tough-talking former provincial mayor such as "all of you are into drugs, you sons of bitches..." No group has claimed responsibility but Duterte said it's possible the explosion "could be a reprisal" from extremists. He is a controversial figure. It's a plan that could affect millions of young people. Two UN special rapporteurs have also sounded the alarm . (more...)
Uproar in Gabon After Jean Ping Supporters Voice Outrage Over Presidential… Uproar in Gabon After Jean Ping Supporters Voice Outrage Over Presidential…
- September 03, 2016

More tear gas was sacked in several locations as demonstrators vandalised, looted, and burned buildings. "The election result must be perfectly clear and transparent", French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on RMC radio, adding that the election results should be published bureau by bureau. (more...)
Clinton camp smashes fundraising record: $143 million in August
- September 03, 2016

The most common argument for not voting for a third party candidate is that voting for anyone besides the nominee in the two major parties is a wasted vote; however, according to a " Washington Post " poll , about 32 percent of voters would consider voting for a third party. (more...)
Detroit pastor to grill Trump on issues of racism
- September 03, 2016

He will attend the Saturday service at Great Faith International Ministries and will also participate in an interview with Bishop Wayne Jackson that will air on Jackson's Impact Network . So far, his main pitch to the African-American community is that they have "nothing to lose" in switching their partisan loyalties, since all black people "have no jobs" and can't "walk down the street" without getting shot. (more...)
All-party delegation to Kashmir to include Jaitley, Paswan and Owaisi All-party delegation to Kashmir to include Jaitley, Paswan and Owaisi
- September 03, 2016

Mr. Rajnath Singh had visited Srinagar twice in recent weeks for talks with top officials and political leaders as part of the Centre's efforts to end the crisis. Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has declined to meet the all-party delegation led by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, saying he can not "demonise the sanctity of this grave issue by participating in a photo session or for a cup of tea". (more...)
Syed Ali Geelani calls all party delegation's visit to Kashmir meaningless Syed Ali Geelani calls all party delegation's visit to Kashmir meaningless
- September 03, 2016

This is the second visit of Singh in a month to the valley which has been witnessing unrest since July 8 when Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces. Geelani asked the delegation to have a special parliament session to accept J&K's "disputed nature" for holding referendum in the state as it existed in 1947 to settle the issue "permanently, peacefully and democratically". (more...)
Little League World Series things to know
- September 03, 2016

Having knocked off a powerful Kentucky team that run-ruled two opponents, and then Tennessee twice, the New Yorkers brought the championship back to the United States for the first time since Huntington Beach, California won (also by the score of 2-1) back in 2011 over Japan. (more...)
Murphy beats Grayson to face Rubio for Senate Murphy beats Grayson to face Rubio for Senate
- September 03, 2016

Also in Florida, despite being embroiled in scandal when she was ousted as the chair of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Bernie Sanders , I-Vt. Rubio is playing a similar game. But in the 19th district seat vacated by Clawson, Francis Rooney, former US ambassador to the Vatican and a major GOP fundraiser, won the party's nomination over Chauncey Goss, son of former congressman and Central Intelligence Agency director Porter Goss; and Dan Bongino, an ex-Secret Service agent who twice ... (more...)
Florida finds first US mosquitoes with Zika virus
- September 03, 2016

Finding the virus in mosquitoes has been likened to finding a needle in a haystack, but the testing helps mosquito controllers target their efforts, and it confirms that the insects are indeed a mode of transmission, as suspected, said the CDC. (more...)
Ex-Subway pitchman in suit: Victim's parents to blame Ex-Subway pitchman in suit: Victim's parents to blame
- September 03, 2016

Last March, the parents of one of the underage girls filed a lawsuit against Fogle, asking for $150,000 in damages for emotional distress. According to Daily Mail , the former Subway spokesman is suing the parents of an underaged girl who was secretly filmed undressing via hidden camera at accomplice Russell Taylor's for video and photos that were passed between the two men. (more...)
Obama urges nations to work together on climate issues
- September 03, 2016

The lake's temperature has risen faster over the past four years than any time on record. The two California senators have joined with their counterparts in Nevada in an effort to reauthorize the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act, which is still pending in Congress, and provide hundreds of millions of dollars more to protect the lake from pollutants and restore the health of the surrounding forests. (more...)
Tropical Storm Hermine: How will it impact MA? Tropical Storm Hermine: How will it impact MA?
- September 03, 2016

Hurricane Hermine made landfall in Florida's Big Bend area early Friday as the first hurricane to hit the state in more than a decade, bringing soaking rain , high winds and thousands of power outages. So far this year, eight named storms, including Hermine, have formed and four hurricanes, Alex, Earl, Gaston and Hermine. As the system pushed into Georgia, it knocked down power lines leaving more than 250,000 homes and businesses without power. (more...)
Stanford rape case swimmer leaves jail Stanford rape case swimmer leaves jail
- September 03, 2016

Two graduate students saw the incident occurring behind a garbage bin outside a fraternity house at Stanford University. Turner was inebriated and pinned to the ground by two global students when police detained him January 18, 2015, on charges of sexual assault and penetration. (more...)