Thursday July 20-th, 2017

Rain forecast 'too light' to quench vast wildfire in Georgia Rain forecast 'too light' to quench vast wildfire in Georgia

The air smelled like a campfire Monday outside Mason Pair's home in St. George as he pointed to large flakes of ash in his front yard. Crews worked overnight to improve containment lines west of St. The newest Okefenokee Swamp wildfire started a li...

Trump urges Russian foreign minister to 'rein in' Iran, Hezbollah in Syria Trump urges Russian foreign minister to 'rein in' Iran, Hezbollah in Syria

The interview has also been published by the Syrian SANA agency. "In other words, if they lay down arms, amnesty would follow", the Syrian president said in an interview with Belarusian ONT television aired on Thursday. Assad said he was "not tired" ...

Measles outbreak close to home Measles outbreak close to home

Lee Hieb who "argues that the MMR vaccine is uniquely unsafe". "I respectfully request that the legislature create a public health response contingency fund of $5 million to ensure sufficient resources are available for immediate, life-saving actio...

Toyota's profits fall for first time in 5 years Toyota's profits fall for first time in 5 years

Toyota's forecast is based on a projection that the yen will average around ¥105 to the USA dollar in the year through March, compared with 108 yen in the year just ended. The carmaker has struggled in the USA market of late, seeing sales continue t...

Republican who helped pass health bill faces angry voters Republican who helped pass health bill faces angry voters

MacArthur's town hall was a case study. "That is the only place they exist, and they only exist for people that have not had continuous coverage in the individual market who have a condition", MacArthur said. He argued that moving people with pre-exi...

Harrowing Timeline Of Penn State Frat's Deadly Night Released Harrowing Timeline Of Penn State Frat's Deadly Night Released

It is evidence used in a case against the 18 members of Pennsylvania State University's Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Ten of the 18 brothers belonging to Beta Theta Pi were arraigned Friday afternoon following a months-long investigation into the d...

Real Madrid were never afraid of Atletico comeback, insists Marcelo Real Madrid were never afraid of Atletico comeback, insists Marcelo

Despite his worldwide exile, Benzema has remained a central figure in Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane's plans, and starred as the reigning European champions clinched their place in the final berth at the expense of neighbours Atletico. "We are talking ...

Comey Firing Will Not Stop FBI's Trump-Russia Investigation, Acting Director Says

The dramatic firing of Comey has left the fate of the FBI's probe into Russia's election meddling and possible ties to the Trump campaign deeply uncertain. May 10, 2017 - Trump tweets that Comey had lost everybody's confidence, adding t...

US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

The two-page memo, which was sent to more than 5,000 assistant US attorneys across the country and all assistant attorneys general in Washington, D.C., laid out the policy of tougher charges and longer prison time for criminals. And yet, 40 percent ...

Heroin epidemic pushing up hepatitis C infections in US Heroin epidemic pushing up hepatitis C infections in US

Stephen Patrick. He said hardest hit areas in terms of new infections are parts of Appalachia and rural areas of the Midwest and New England. While testing and treatment are the best ways to prevent the spread of hepatitis C , hepatitis A and ...

Former AG Eric Holder Calls Jeff Sessions New Policy 'Dumb on Crime' Former AG Eric Holder Calls Jeff Sessions New Policy 'Dumb on Crime'

Sessions in the memorandum outlined Department of Justice protocol for prosecutors who might consider deviating from the new policy . But Sessions said the opioid scourge shows the need to return to tougher tactics. Sessions is withdrawing a 2...

White House furious after Russian media posted Oval Office photos White House furious after Russian media posted Oval Office photos

Yesterday, a meeting took place in the Oval Office that would give pause to even the small number of Americans who still don't feel like they're living in a John le Carre spy novel. "They tricked us", the anonymous official said. The Russian Ministr...

Congo reports a single confirmed case of Ebola, UN says

Ebola is a virus known to circulate in populations of chimpanzees, gorillas, fruit bats, and a few other animals in the rainforests of West and Central Africa. A Canadian-developed vaccine is being considered as a potential response to a new outbreak...

Trump's trade nominee gets broad Senate support Trump's trade nominee gets broad Senate support

Robert P. Casey Jr. It underscores the rupture between the Republican establishment and the Rust Belt voters swayed by Trump's vows to overhaul America's trade relationships and prop up heavy industry. Orrin Hatch, chairman of the Senate Finance Comm...

Ruby Tandoh on battling the stigma of discussing mental health

From this and subsequent classes came additional interested family members and individuals with a mental illness who wanted to join the movement. One of the main things I have seen in my time has been that the person living with mental health "felt s...

Backed Syrian Forces To Push On Raqqa In Early Summer, Await Weapons

He also said he would pursue "to the end" Turkey's demand for the extradition of the US -based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, who Ankara says was behind a failed military coup last July. James Mattis, the USA defence secretary, said the Trump admini...

US sees Iran working to preserve nuclear deal US sees Iran working to preserve nuclear deal

The senate intelligence committee is holding a hearing on worldwide threats, and intelligence director Dan Coats said Russian Federation was a threat to the United States government, military, diplomatic, business and critical infrastructure.

Amtrak Engineer Charged In Deadly 2015 Philadelphia Train Crash

Bostian, 34, of Forest Hills, New York, is charged with eight counts of involuntary manslaughter in the crash that killed eight people and injured about 200 others. Bostian's lawyer has not returned messages this week about the case. The move com...

Federal Bureau of Investigation raids Maryland Republican political consultant's office Federal Bureau of Investigation raids Maryland Republican political consultant's office

The firms is called Strategic Campaign Group and it bills itself as a Republican campaign-winning operation that has "helped Republican candidates run for office at every level". Less than one-half of one percent of that money, $10,000, actually made...

North Korea rolls out missiles, other weaponry at parade North Korea rolls out missiles, other weaponry at parade

Mr Johnson said: "We stand alongside our worldwide partners in making clear that North Korea must adhere to United Nations resolutions created to secure peace and stability in the region and stop its pursuit of nuclear weapons". aircraft carrier grou...

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