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Another hot day expected Wednesday, with chances of rain increasing over weekend

Thursday: 50-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms; partly sunny skies with a near 87 and a low around 75. But given the humidity and light winds, the heat index or "feels like" temperature will be about 100. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. South wind 5 to 10 miles per hour becoming west after midnight. Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65. Read More »

International Monetary Fund cuts United Kingdom growth forecast, Treasury calls for smooth Brexit

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If the United States, Europe and Japan make structural and fiscal reforms to boost their economies' efficiency and invest in infrastructure, growth could be extended further, she added. It left its 2018 forecast unchanged at 1.5 percent. The economy is expected to have picked up only a bit of speed to 0.3 percent in the second quarter, according to the median forecast of economists polled by Reuters ahead of the release of preliminary data on Wednesday. Read More »

Tennessee company making millions of solar eclipse glasses

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But the long-anticipated total solar eclipse of 2017 will then be history, etched forever in the minds of those who watched. "We're marketing it as your last chance to see the eclipse before it leaves America", Sinwald said. By flying above more than 90 percent of Earth's atmosphere, the scientists will avoid clouds and bad weather while chasing the Moon's shadow, giving them more than seven minutes of totality compared to the two minutes and 40 seconds visible to observers on the ... Read More »

Police arrest one-armed, machete-wielding clown

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A ME man in a macabre clown mask with a machete duct-taped to his amputated arm was arrested after he was seen running in and out of a wooded area, authorities said. A state police spokesman told WCSH the man was identified as Corey Berry, 31 , of Hollis. It sounds like a scene out of a Stephen King novel. He was transported to York County Jail and posted $200 bail. Read More »

Tax-free weekend begins before first day of school in Tennessee and Virginia

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Lists of apparel and school supplies that may be purchased tax-free can be found on the Comptroller's website. Tennessee legislators passed a new law in 2016 moving the sales tax holiday a weekend earlier than it has been. The trade group said sales tax holidays lead to greater overall sales that make up for the tax revenue lost by the state. "If a state must offer a "holiday" from its tax system, it is an implicit recognition that the state's system is uncompetitive", the report says. Read More »

Pres. Trump to Hold MAGA Rally, Honor Vets in Ohio

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Other countries are taking advantage of US workers and consumers. " Donald Trump made a lot of promises to Youngstown , and communities that look a lot like ours, and I am eager to hear if he has plans to implement any of them". "It was incredible time we had". And here in the heart of the industrial Midwest, Trump promised to refill lost manufacturing jobs in factories or to "rip 'em down and build brand-new ones". Read More »

White House communications director Scaramucci perfectly mimics Trump's gestures

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The man is basically a caricature of a successful businessman and he spent the last three days screaming about how great Trump is and assuring everyone that everything the president does is wonderful. "I talked to the president about it this morning". With a couple of resignations and new members inducted into Trumps staff, hopefully things don't shoot astray and we will continue to see work being done in The White House. Read More »

Ohio State Fair rides shut down after accident kills 1, injures 7

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At least four rides were not operating because they didn't meet mechanical tests. The person who died reportedly was thrown from the ride and killed instantly. Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin confirmed that the deceased victim was thrown from the ride، Fox News reported. He said four rides were not allowed to operate but he told the Columbus Dispatch there were "no guarantees" as there could be structural weaknesses that could not be seen by the human eye. Read More »

Four killed in small plane crash outside Salt Lake City

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Clarke - a business owner - received his pilot's license about five years back, Henderson reportedly added. Also killed in the crash was his wife, Diana Clarke, 46, of Taylor, Utah, and their friends Perry, 45, and Sarah Huffaker, 42, of West Haven, Utah, according to the Utah Department of Public Safety . Read More »

Palestinians cheer as Israel removes security fixtures at Jerusalem holy site

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Ankara, along with Tel Aviv, has been vocal regarding the spat over Israel's security measures in and around the Temple Mount in Jerusalem , a site which is holy to both Jews and Muslims. The issue has quickly gained an worldwide dimension as the mosque compound is considered the third most holy site in Islam after Medina and Mecca. The latest development could put Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a tough spot, as he tries to tamp out a wave of unrest that has triggered global ... Read More »

Jerusalem's Muslims to return to pray at Al-Aqsa

But on top of the outbreak of violence mainly in the Jerusalem area, a move on Friday by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to suspend security coordination , plus global criticism, cranked up pressure on Israel. Abbas stressed on Tuesday he would maintain a freeze on security coordination with Israel - an unprecedented step imposed in the wake of the placement of the metal detectors - "unless all measures go back to what they were before" the July 14 attack . Read More »

Condemnation continues of Israel's 'absurd', 'shameful' handling of embassy killings

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The assailant, Mohammed al-Juwaida, a 17-year-old Jordanian of Palestinian background, had come to the guard's apartment near the embassy to install furniture. "You acted calmly and well, and we had the responsibility to get you out, there was no question whatsoever". It was not even a question. Shortly after the delegation returned home , Netanyahu thanked US President Donald Trump "for directing [senior adviser] Jared Kushner and dispatching [Middle East envoy] Jason Greenblatt to help ... Read More »

Amazon hiring another 50K fulfillment employees — GeekWire

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The part-time job hiring will take place at offsite locations in Buffalo, N.Y. and Oklahoma City, Okla. The company is opening up 10 of its fulfillment centers on Wednesday, Aug. "In fact, of our entry level managers across Amazon's USA fulfillment centers, almost 15 percent started in hourly roles and were promoted into their current positions". Read More »

FBI Investigates "Domestic Disturbance" Death Aboard the Emerald Princess

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Tuesday. The Emerald Princess is moored Wednesday, July 27, 2017, at the S. Franklin Street Dock in Juneau. The FBI has special maritine jurisdiction to investigate crime at sea whenever a USA citizen is a victim or the assailant. "The hoods and umbrellas obscured their faces", reported the Washington Post . Both groups were taken to the port's restricted area, placed in vehicles with dark tinted windows and driven away. Read More »

Doval in Beijing for BRICS NSA meet, Doklam talks likely

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Chinese Premier Xi Jinping in India. "As far as we know, in previous meetings, usually it is arranged for the heads of delegations to hold meetings to exchange views on bilateral relations and other worldwide issues", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said earlier this week. Read More »

Trump Says He's Looking at Firing Sessions

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If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said, 'Thanks, Jeff, but I can't, you know , I'm not going to take you.' It's extremely unfair, and that's a mild word, to the president . By adding Mr. McCabe to a growing list of what the president views as Mr. Sessions's management failures, Mr. Trump spurred more speculation on Wednesday that he was considering firing his attorney general, one of the earliest supporters in Washington of Mr. Read More »

'What Happened': Hillary Clinton to tell all in campaign memoir

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On Thursday morning, book publisher Simon & Schuster released some information on Hillary Clinton's highly anticipated new memoir. "Now I'm letting my guard down". " What Happened " is scheduled to come out September 12th. Former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's memoir about the 2016 campaign will be titled " What Happened " where she intends to let her "guard down" about running against then-candidate Donald Trump, according to The Associated Press. Read More »

Escapee apprehended on New York's Rikers Island, authorities say

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The escapee, 24-year-old Naquan Hill, was found by two Department of Correction staff members in some sort of trailer on the island just before 3 a.m. A city official told the New York Times that Hill had been locked up for burglary and other charges. After he escaped, the facility was locked down and Rikers was placed on red alert, meaning no one was allowed to leave the island. Read More »

US Navy Ship Fires Warning Shots Near Iranian Vessel In Persian Gulf

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Navy said in a statement. Iran's hard-line Revolutionary Guard later blamed the American ship for provoking the incident. U.S. Central Command said the Iranian vessel halted its approach after the warning shots were fired. Meanwhile Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a sanctions package that imposes mandatory penalties on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them. Read More »

A few severe storms possible later this week

An isolated strong to severe storm is possible with strong wind gusts as the primary threat. Temperatures Wednesday will heat back up to the upper 80s with sunshine and a warm front. Expect highs tomorrow near 90 and west winds around 5-10. Once that front exits, cooler and drier air moves in behind it - leading to a more pleasant forecast Sunday to end the weekend . Read More »

The dramatic return of John McCain

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During his triumphant, and much-applauded, return to the Senate floor on Tuesday after being diagnosed with brain cancer , Senator John McCain announced that he would vote to begin procedural debate on the new GOP health care plan, but that he would not vote for the "shell of a bill" that Republicans proposed. Read More »

Paul Manafort Issued Subpoena To Testify Before Judiciary Committee

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The Senate Judiciary Committee's subpoena summoning Manafort to appear on Wednesday was a sign lawmakers are willing to push hard as they probe Russia's role and potential collusion by the Republican's campaign. Criminal prosecutions are rare for people who fail to register as foreign agents, according to a top Justice Department official who testified Wednesday about an obscure law receiving new attention amid investigations into contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Read More »

BAE Systems PLC (BAESY) Reviewed By Analysts

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PZ Cussons PLC has GBX 403 highest and GBX 262 lowest target. 07/28/2016 - Rolls-Royce Group plc had its "hold" rating reiterated by analysts at Liberum Capital. This represents a dividend yield of 4.24%. Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc-ADR (NYSE:RBGLY) has 0.00% since July 27, 2016 and is. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 10.89% of the company's stock. Read More »

Hot & Humid Through Friday; Severe Weather Possible to Kick off the Weekend

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Damaging winds and frequent lightning are possible with these storms. Friday's heat index will reach 102, but that will be the only time it climbs into triple digits in the next seven days. Thursday night, it will be partly cloudy with a low of around 68, according to the weather service, and a north northeast wind of 5 to 7 miles per hour. Read More »

As Employees Are Given Microchip Implants, Concerns about the Future Begin

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The technology of near-field communication (NFC) is being used in those chips , a similar technology that is used in contactless credit cards , mobile payment systems and animal tag implants . A vending machine company based in the United States, has already begun work on this step. Critics raised concern over the potential dangers of how the company will store, use and protect their employees' information. Read More »

'The Queer Insurrection' Becomes The First LGBT Unit Fighting ISIS In Syria

It's a great story. Still, there is something a little off here. However, the SDF said the group is not officially part of the SDF or the People's Protection Units (YPG). Promoting the SDF as a group supporting LGBT rights, at least by association, helps to justify USA backing of these non-state armed groups to liberals in the West. Read More »

Scalise released to inpatient rehab

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Scalise is expected to be in the rehabilitation facility for weeks recovering. The family appreciates the prayers and support during this time. The congressman who was shot last month during a Republican baseball team practice in Alexandria, Virginia, has been discharged from a D.C. Read More »