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World Media Detained, ailing Iran opposition leader ends hunger strike
Author: 0 Detained, ailing Iran opposition leader ends hunger strike

Analysts said they still expected it would be quite a while before a public trial started - "perhaps too long for Mr. Karroubi, who is old and sick", said Farshad Ghorbanpour, a political analyst close to the government. He published a letter his father wrote to President Hassan Rouhani calling for a trial. Both were placed under house arrest in 2011 for their role in the protests, which were brutally put down by the regime.

World Media Powerball jackpot climbs to $535 million
Author: 0 Powerball jackpot climbs to $535 million

That projected jackpot for Saturday's drawing is now $535 million, Lottery officials said. John, left, and Pat Snell of Queens buy Powerball tickets at Levine's Hallmark in Floral Park on Saturday, June 3, 2017, for the jackpot now at $337 Million.

Author: 0 N Korea, US Should Step Up Efforts to Settle Korean Crisis - Beijing

A similar message was voiced in Beijing , where the vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, Fan Changlong, met with U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford on the Korean situation on August 17. Tensions have flared between the USA and North Korea after Pyongyang made advances in its missile testing. President Trump's startling threats to rain "fire and fury" on Pyongyang should it threaten American interests in the region have only fueled the sense of crisis ...

World Media Fundraising giants cancel plans for Mar-a-Lago galas
Author: 0 Fundraising giants cancel plans for Mar-a-Lago galas

The Cleveland Clinic said in a statement Thursday that it decided not to hold its annual event at his Palm Beach resort after "careful consideration" of a number of issues. Now it's looking for a new location. The Clinic came under fire for holding the event at the Florida resort. Things haven't been all bad for the club since Trump's presidential bid.

World Media ChildFund responds to devastating mudslides in Sierra Leone
Author: 0 ChildFund responds to devastating mudslides in Sierra Leone

Countries including Israel and Ivory Coast announced they would send aid from food and medicine to water and blankets, while other nations such as Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria pledged their support but did not say how much they would spend. Taal has been given a task to coordinate the UN's humanitarian response to ensure timely distribution of aid, including food and shelter. People continue to search through tons of mud and debris amid the threat of further mudslides.

World Media Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over Campaign Kicks Off Friday
Author: 0 Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over Campaign Kicks Off Friday

It's called the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign and is set to begin Friday, August 18 and will run for 18 days. "Zero tolerance for drunk driving is the standing order for our troopers", said Colonel Bill Bryant, director of the Arkansas State Police.

World Media Charlottesville: Democrat reps move to impeach Donald Trump
Author: 0 Charlottesville: Democrat reps move to impeach Donald Trump

Cohen continued by stating neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan are domestic terrorists and the President's comment that "there were very fine people on both sides" demonstrates his inability or unwillingness to protect Americans from enemies. "There are no good Klansmen", Cohen said. Trump initially blamed " many sides " for hatred and bigotry on Saturday, but eventually condemned white supremacist groups specifically after facing intense backlash.

World Media Trump OKs plan for independent Cyber Command
Author: 0 Trump OKs plan for independent Cyber Command

Created in 2009, Cyber Command now shares resources, headquarters, and its commander with the National Security Agency, America's premier signals intelligence agency. The change is not a response to any single threat or incident, such as Russian attempts to interfere in the US election, Rapuano said. President Obama had also considered elevating Cyber Command and splitting it from the NSA.

World Media Guam preps citizens on how to survive a nuclear attack
Author: 0 Guam preps citizens on how to survive a nuclear attack

China's President Xi Jinping says there needs to be a peaceful resolution to the North Korean nuclear issue, urging all sides to avoid words or action that raise tensions during a phone call with Donald Trump. Japan's government made a decision to deploy its Patriot missile defence system to four locations in the west of the country, media reported. "So it's important that as we make decisions that those folks that are in a position of leadership that they understand, too, that war is the last ...

World Media No war on Korean Peninsula: South Korea's Moon
Author: 0 No war on Korean Peninsula: South Korea's Moon

On Thursday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced that the US has agreed to not take any military action against the rogue communist state of North Korea without approval from Seoul - although it is not entirely clear whether the current agreement actually requires the United States to obtain Seoul's approval before launching an attack.

Author: 0 MS payrolls improve, but unemployment rate worsens

The gap between Pennsylvania's rate and the national rate is among the widest since 1985. Today's figures are preliminary and could change. Manufacturing scored the biggest one-month increase of any sector, adding 8,300 jobs. The unemployment rates measures the percentage of the workforce that is jobless and looking for work. The New England unemployment rate averaged 4.1 percent, with 2.8 percent in New Hampshire; 3.1 percent in Vermont; 4.3 percent in MA; 4.3 percent in Rhode Island; ...

World Media Search area expands for Hawaii Army helicopter
Author: 0 Search area expands for Hawaii Army helicopter

But WYMT-TV, a CBS affiliate in Kentucky, has confirmed with family members that one of the people missing is Abby Milam, of Jenkins, Ky . He also announced that a safety zone had been established around the majority of the core search area, meaning boaters are unable to enter the zone without permission.

World Media CNN's Acosta Blasts Trump Over Charlottesville
Author: 0 CNN's Acosta Blasts Trump Over Charlottesville

After addressing new policies with China to press, POTUS was asked by Jim Acosta why there was no White House press conference as planned. Acosta, shouting his questions after Trump signed an executive order, at first pressed the president on why he didn't initially condemn white supremacist hate groups after the weekend attack in Charlottesville.

World Media Media Ignores Indictment Of Wassermann Schulz IT Aide
Author: 0 Media Ignores Indictment Of Wassermann Schulz IT Aide

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's former IT aide Imran Awan was indicted Thursday on four counts including making false statements and conspiracy, Fox News reported . Wasserman Schultz told the Sun Sentinel earlier this month that she believed news reports about Awan, especially those emanating from right-leaning news outlets, were "completely untrue".

World Media U.S. revokes citizenship of Palestinian convicted of terrorism in Israel
Author: 0 U.S. revokes citizenship of Palestinian convicted of terrorism in Israel

A Palestinian activist from Chicago is returning to Detroit for a final court hearing before she's eventually deported for concealing her convictions in two Jerusalem bombings. The reason for the deportation is that upon entry to the USA, she didn't mention her time in her terrorist conviction and prison sentence. She pleaded guilty to falsifying her immigration applications.

World Media Mixed reaction to Paladino's removal from school board
Author: 0 Mixed reaction to Paladino's removal from school board

Commissioner Elia rejected Paladino's contention that he was trying to get information about fraud and corruption within the board out to the media, saying that "is not a defense". Radford, et al. v. Board of Education, et al . A federal lawsuit filed by Paladino against the board accuses members of attempting to stifle that right.

World Media A-level results day for a headteacher: 'There is nothing more stressful'
Author: 0 A-level results day for a headteacher: 'There is nothing more stressful'

In engineering, 78% of grades were distinction * to distinction, and 100% distinction to merit. Headteacher Dr Jan Hunt said: "Students and staff are to be congratulated on a fabulous set of results! I have now learned to embrace change when it comes which is why I'm particularly excited for university and why I am no longer anxious about my autism being an issue".

World Media Grosse Pointe Little Leaguers about to be rock stars at World Series
Author: 0 Grosse Pointe Little Leaguers about to be rock stars at World Series

The Holbrook Little League of Jackson couldn't quite come back from a five-run deficit and lost its first game in the World Series Tournament to New England 7-6 on Thursday. Vivano's double and Bauer's RBI single gave Fairfield a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but New Jersey's Tai Mann tied it 1-1 with a deep home run to right in the bottom of the inning.

World Media One World Trade Center's Spire Glows In Colors Of The Spanish Flag
Author: 0 One World Trade Center's Spire Glows In Colors Of The Spanish Flag

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack via its Amaq propaganda arm and said that the attack was done by its "soldiers". On Friday, the police announced the arrest of two more suspects in connection with the night's attacks. Responding to the crime, Qatar's foreign ministry said the country rejects "violence and terrorism regardless of motives or reasons".

World Media Erdoğan: Don't vote for Merkel or Schulz
Author: 0 Erdoğan: Don't vote for Merkel or Schulz

Yet the two countries are major trade partners and allies in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Pointing out that there are almost 1 million Turkish voters in Germany , he said that this is a matter of pride and added: "I think it is necessary for them to teach a lesson at the ballot box to these political parties who have attacked and disrespected Turkey ".

Author: 0 Trump Ends Manufacturing Council Following Resignations, Backlash To Charlottesville Comments

Before it was disbanded, The Wall Street Journalreported the leaders of 3M, General Electric, United Technologies and Campbell Soup all elected to quit the White House council on manufacturing. "The White House just seems to be in chaos and Trump is losing support right and left from Republicans and Democrats alike and his one core area, the business community, are all abandoning him, too, which certainly calls into question the ability to get anything accomplished whatsoever in this term ...

World Media Several people stabbed in Finland, police say
Author: 0 Several people stabbed in Finland, police say

It is now unclear if it was just one person with a knife or multiple attackers as there are mixed reports . Finnish tabloid Ilta-Sanomat reports that 6 people were injured, one man and five women. The suspect has been shot in the leg and brought into custody. At least two people are reported injured, including at the Market Square, a few blocks away.

World Media London Doesn't Want Border Checks With Ireland After Brexit
Author: 0 London Doesn't Want Border Checks With Ireland After Brexit

Instead, the government wants to see small and medium-sized business exempted from any new customs tariffs and the continuation of the border-free Common Travel Area that covers the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland . Trade deals aren't agreed in a day, and without any replacement trade deals secured after Brexit the government is concerned about disruption to cross-border commerce - the so-called 'cliff-edge' .

World Media Someone tarred and feathered a Jefferson Davis memorial in Arizona
Author: 0 Someone tarred and feathered a Jefferson Davis memorial in Arizona

The Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway Monument, a stone plaque in Gold Canyon located just off the U.S. Route 60, appeared to be tarred and covered in feathers, KSAZ reported . Arizona was briefly a Confederate territory and a Confederate force occupied Tucson for a few weeks during the Civil War. "Breaking the law and destroying property isn't the answer", Ducey said in a statement on Thursday afternoon.

World Media Details on Man Charged with Plowing Car into Crowd in Charlottesville
Author: 0 Details on Man Charged with Plowing Car into Crowd in Charlottesville

And white nationalist Preston Wiginton said he is planning a "White Lives Matter" rally at Texas A&M University in September. At one point a silver Dodge Challenger, allegedly driven by 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr . Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, tweeted , "We should call evil by its name". "I hope that if the facts are there, that we vigorously prosecute this as a case of domestic terrorism", Signer said.

World Media Trump memoir ghostwriter predicts USA leader will resign
Author: 0 Trump memoir ghostwriter predicts USA leader will resign

Tony Schwartz even predicts it could be as early as this fall. After Trump announced his candidacy for president, Schwartz became one of his most outspoken critics , saying he regretted his role in shaping Trump's public image. He spoke out a year ago against the real estate mogul during the presidential campaign, telling The New Yorker magazine that he put "lipstick on a pig".

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