Tuesday August 22-nd, 2017

Aerial close encounter between US, Syrian jets

Warning the Russians and Syrians the u-s will take whatever action is necessary to defend United States forces. The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and forces loyal to the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad are now embroiled in a v...

Appeals court: Week of early voting shouldn't return to Ohio Appeals court: Week of early voting shouldn't return to Ohio

You can read the full opinion below. Plaintiffs including the state's Democratic Party claimed the burden on voters outweighed any benefit to the state. The same three judges recently granted a stay in another Wisconsin voter ID lawsuit, and ju...

Oil revenues down 97% as Scotland's deficit increases to almost £15bn

This would reduce tax revenue, an in turn public spending. The plummeting oil revenues were offset by growth in Scotland's onshore revenues of £1.9 billion. She said the country's long-term economic success was being "directly threatened by the lik...

Wisconsin All-American candidate Dan Voltz forced to retire Wisconsin All-American candidate Dan Voltz forced to retire

You earn the respect of your teammates by how hard you work and the time you put in here. A three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and 2015 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Voltz graduated with his bachelor's degree in kinesiology in December 2015...

Brexit advocate Farage will appear with Trump in Mississippi

She has no sense of markets and such bad judgement. Farage drew fierce criticism in particular for his tactics to harness the latter, which opponents said amounted to racism. Farage attended the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last mo...

National Labor Relations Board: Student assistants at private universities qualify as employees National Labor Relations Board: Student assistants at private universities qualify as employees

Tuesday's decision by the NLRB is a reversal of a 2004 NLRB decision regarding Brown University which held that graduate students who serve in teaching positions at private colleges and universities as they earn their degree are not employees und...

Brexit hits German business morale, Ifo index plunges

The Ifo business confidence index , based on about 7,000 company responses, fell to 106.2 points for August from 108.3 in July. The current-situation reading fell to 112.8 from 114.8 and undershot forecasts of 114.9, while the expectations print d...

Ten Dead in 'Historic' Louisiana Flooding Ten Dead in 'Historic' Louisiana Flooding

Historic floods have hit southern Louisiana , leaving tens of thousands in shelters, 40,000 homes destroyed and at least 13 dead. Rain-swollen rivers are receding in much of the state, but state officials warned of remaining dangers. A 66-year-old...

Doctors Without Borders wouldn't help negotiate for Kayla Mueller

Kayla had been missing from the war-torn city of Aleppo for nearly a month by the time this video made by ISIS was received by a friend of the 25-year-old humanitarian aid worker who gave it to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where agents sent i...

Rio Olympics: Protest Runner Fails to Return to Ethiopia Rio Olympics: Protest Runner Fails to Return to Ethiopia

On Sunday, Lilesa, who came second to Kenyan favourite Eliud Kipchoge in Rio, crossed his arms as he finished the marathon in protest against the Ethiopian government's crackdown on political dissent. The protests started in November previous year ...

Himachal Pradesh becomes fourth state to ratify GST Bill Himachal Pradesh becomes fourth state to ratify GST Bill

We will summon one-day special session on August 31 to ratify the Bill which is already passed in Parliament", Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar told reporters here yesterday. The motion for ratification of the Bill was moved by chief minister Virbha...

Trump proposes 'ideological' test for immigrants Trump proposes 'ideological' test for immigrants

The U.S. issued more than 10.8 million visas to visitors a year ago - up from 7.5 million in 2011 - and granted approval to more than 531,000 immigrants to enter the U.S. Trump suggested Monday that the USA would work with its North Atlantic Tre...

Cher insults Trump, with gusto, at Clinton fundraiser Cher insults Trump, with gusto, at Clinton fundraiser

Introducing Clinton at the fundraiser Sunday, Cher called Trump a "consummate liar" and an "insane and sociopathic narcissist". Following the mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub, Trump has tried to use the threat of radical Islamic terrorism...

Turkey Launches Airstrikes, Artillery Fire In Cross-Border Incursion Into Syria Turkey Launches Airstrikes, Artillery Fire In Cross-Border Incursion Into Syria

Just days ago, US -allied Kurdish forces successfully overtook the former ISIS stronghold of Manbij-after USA bombs killed up to 28 civilians in the northern Syrian city. Authorities did not disclose the number of those detained. Moreover, Turkey's...

Colombia and Farc 'putting final touches' on peace accord

The announcement comes after people involved in the talks said late Tuesday that negotiations with the country's largest guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, had effectively come to an end after nearly four years.

Tax credits will help offset Obamacare rate increases, say federal HHS officials Tax credits will help offset Obamacare rate increases, say federal HHS officials

Last year, more than 38%, or 382,990 returning Florida HealthCare.gov consumers switched plans. "What we found is that the uninsured rates fell by a third in rural areas in 2015", Wakana said. William Hoagland, vice president of the Bipartisan Po...

Police search parliament offices in NBN Co leak probe Police search parliament offices in NBN Co leak probe

Conroy called today's AFP search "an extraordinary attack on the Parliament and its constitutional duty to hold the government of the day to account", adding that it was "a shameful attempt by Malcolm Turnbull to hide his incompetent administration o...

Towns in ruins, 120 killed in Italy quake

In May 2012, a pair of earthquakes killed dozens of people in northern Italy, while in April 2009, a 6.3-magnitude natural disaster hit in the Aquila region of central Italy, killing 295. Aleandro Petrucci, the mayor of Arquata, said Pescara had "jus...

Milwaukee Officer Targeted by Online Threats After Shooting Milwaukee Officer Targeted by Online Threats After Shooting

Flynn said seven officers were injured, mainly from bricks and rocks thrown by protesters. There were no other reports of injuries and no major destruction of property after six businesses were burned in the unrest Saturday. The violence erupted th...

Turkey launches new artillery strikes at IS in Syria Turkey launches new artillery strikes at IS in Syria

The city sits across the border adjacent to the Syrian city of Jarablus which is now held by ISIS. "Even if they (pro-government militias) keep a symbolic presence, it is a big defeat for the regime in Hasaka", said Rami Abdulrahman, director of th...

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