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Trump says U.S. nuclear arsenal stronger than ever

Trump signed a presidential memorandum directing the Defense Department to launch a review of U.S. nuclear posture and strategy on January 27 - seven days after he took office and 12 times after he had wielded his presidential pen elsewhere. Read More »

Markets Right Now: Stocks drift lower on Wall Street


The Nasdaq composite slid 18.13 points, or 0.3 percent, to 6,352.33. Politics also lifted USA defense stocks. Gold hit a two-month high of US$1,278 an ounce amid the nervousness. Energy stocks fell along with crude prices as investors kept an eye on the latest company earnings and geopolitical news. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares declined 0.6 percent. Read More »

Two lottery jackpots top $350 million this week


Those are also about the same odds as being struck by a meteorite and attacked by a shark - at the same time, according to CNNMoney . The Powerball jackpot for Saturday is $356 million. Our (apparently optimistic) friends over at KCTV5 did the math and found out your chances of winning BOTH lotteries. While there was no grand prize victor, three players matched all five white numbers drawn to win $1 million. Read More »

Bill Murray in Tears While Watching Broadway's 'Groundhog Day' Musical


A representative for the actor told the New York Daily News that he was in the audience on Tuesday night and "cried a few times ". Beyond crying, Murray also fist-pumped at the sight of the show's jaded weatherman protagonist, Phil Connors, whom the Times described back in '93 as "a ideal character for Mr. Read More »

Policeman, 'terrorists' killed in Upper Egypt gunfight


Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on a patrol auto on Wednesday that killed four Egyptian policemen in North Sinai, the militant group's AMAQ news agency said on Thursday. Egypt has remained dogged by violence since 2013, when the army ousted and imprisoned Mohamed Morsi , the country's first freely elected president and a Muslim Brotherhood leader. Read More »

Anthony Scaramucci is angrily tweeting at the journalist who got him fired


The "Linda Tripp" mention refers to when Tripp, a former Pentagon employee, exposed then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky of having an affair with President Bill Clinton in the 1990s through phone conversations she secretly recorded. Scaramucci's clumsy historical analogy aside, though, he doesn't have an argument against Lizza recording the call. Even Lewinsky took notice, citing his tweet and captioning it with a wide-eyed emoji. Read More »

NZ air force detachment on Guam, island threatened by North Korea


The statement says the move is in response to a recent U.S. ICBM test. Trump said Tuesday from his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. that continued North Korean threats would be met with "fire and fury ". For other residents, Analista said it's business as usual for them. "But I have to say, I'm not laughing now", Thompson said. Calvo said in an online video message he had contacted the White House and had been told by the defence and homeland security departments there was no change in the ... Read More »

Key facts about Guam, the center of US-North Korea tension

Last month, the US twice flew a pair of supersonic bombers that took off from Guam over the Korean Peninsula in a show of force after two North Korean tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles. It ends by putting the U.S. on notice about any further threats against it, "we keep closely watching the speech and behavior from the United States". Read More »

Kenya expert says vote results' wait ups tension


Marietje Schaake, head of the mission, said the European Union would provide an analysis of the tallying process in a later report. He said that the mission had taken note of the concerns of the opposition claims that the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission systems were hacked and urged all the stakeholders to work together to address the concerns. Read More »

NORTH KOREA | Pentagon chief issues own sharp threat to NKorea


A Republican who's a leading voice on defense issues says President Donald Trump has "basically drawn a red line" with his strong warning on North Korea. "The global community is in agreement with the United States and many of our partners and allies, on putting additional pressure on North Korea". On Tuesday, Pyongyang said it was developing contingency plans for an attack on Guam, a USA territory in the Pacific with a substantial military presence. Read More »

The bizarre reason Man Utd rejected Real Madrid star


Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro , Kroos; Bale , Benzema, Isco . Either way, Mourinho must now consider alternatives to the Welshman as it seems like Bale won't move to Manchester United , not this summer at least. Read More »

Guam's worries grow as tensions rise between US, North Korea

Pyongyang, meanwhile, has been louder in its complaints against a new and tough round of sanctions imposed by the United Nations, with strong USA backing, and Washington's use of Guam as a staging ground for its stealth bombers, which could be used to attack North Korea and are a particularly sore point with the ruling regime in Pyongyang. Read More »

Trump's approval rating remains low, but views on economy rise


The president did not directly mention the latest polling in his Monday morning tweets. The level of disapproval has become the second highest at this period in the U.S. President Donald Trump's approval rating is unchanged from June and remains at 36 percent, while favorable views of the USA economy continue to soar to heights not seen in more than fifteen years. Read More »

United Kingdom and Scottish ministers in Brexit powers talks


Nicola Sturgeon's government risks taking Scotland off a legal "cliff edge" if it opposes the EU repeal bill as the gaps left by thousands of redundant European laws may not be plugged, Theresa May's deputy has warned. "We want these to pass through as fast as possible when we've got agreement". "When you say there's a fundamental disagreement, there isn't: we want the same thing, and the goal of these talks is to ensure that in detail we can get to that point". Read More »

Chester Bennington's family to decide if Linkin Park 'Carpool Karaoke' should air


James confirmed that he gathered the rock group together in his auto for the viral segment and noted that it will now be up to Charles's family to decide whether or not it will air on The Late Late Show . Corden won't appear in every episode, but he teamed up with Smith for the launch episode, which debuted last week (August 8). "Oh man. He's incredible". Read More »

JP: Rain chances remain high for Thursday


Patchy fog after 3 a.m. Partly sunny with a high near 92. Wind: S 5-10 miles per hour. Rain chances through this period will be around 10-20 percent. Northeast wind around 5 miles per hour becoming calm in the evening. Into the weekend , Saturday will start off mostly sunny but build cloud cover through the afternoon. Read More »

Unexploded 'WW2 bomb' found at Fukushima nuclear site


The bomb was found close to reactors at the crippled nuclear power plant. The US is thought to have dropped the 89cm-long (3ft) device during WW2. The workers called the police to the premises to confirm the device was indeed a bomb and to decide how to best dispose of it. Read More »

NEET 2017: Common question paper for all languages says SC


The court also directed the Centre to file an affidavit which stated that the NEET exams would have same questions in future from 2018 onwards. The court also noticed that the only objective of NEET was to have a common examination. NEET 2017 was held on May 7 and candidates appeared in Gujarati, Tamil and Bengali language complained over the difficulty level. Due to the pressure of the result and the starting of the counselling sessions, the apex court stayed the Madras High Court order. Read More »

War unlikely between India and China, says Dalai Lama


Speaking at a public event, the Tibetan spiritual leader described India and China as close neighbours but cautioned against "harsh words". The Dalai Lama himself is a thorny issue for China, which has claimed Tibet as its own and driven Buddhists out of the region and into India. Read More »

Where is Guam and why would North Korea attack it?


The declaration might come as a surprise to some mainland Americans, but North Korea has long had a hostile eye turned toward Guam , which is about 2,100 miles away from the Korean Peninsula. A Japanese defense paper and a US media report Tuesday said North Korea may have successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles. Read More »

Softbank Vision Fund invests $2.5 bn in Flipkart


This investment in Flipkart is a mix of primary and secondary capital. The exact details on the amount of investment by SoftBank are undisclosed for now. The two companies have been locked in an intense battle for leadership in the burgeoning Indian e-commerce market. "This is a monumental deal for Flipkart and India". Read More »

Jogger Pushes Woman In Front of Bus


He heroically managed to bring the bus to a stop just inches from her head as she lay sprawled on the ground in the horror. The woman was lucky to escape serious injury after the bus driver swerved to avoid her on Putney Bridge in south west London . Read More »

Expert reacts to latest North Korean threat of Guam attack

Ryu Yong-seok, a market analyst at KB Securities, said tensions between North Korea and the USA are a negative factor in the local stock markets that could drag down the index. Protecting the island is the U.S. Army's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, which is used to shoot down ballistic missiles. In addition to tourists, the island also hosts around 5,000 USA troops at two U.S. Read More »

Mattis warns North Korea to stand down or face 'end of regime'


This is published unedited from the PTI feed . "There's obviously growing concern, and that concern is fueled when the president of the U.S. deliberately uses language that escalates sort of the war of words and I think, unfortunately, matches the tone and tenor of North Korean officials", Kildee said. Read More »

Mother, 3-year-old found 'conscious and alert' after Amber Alert


Ella was taken to UMass Medical Center in Worcester, state police said. On Wednesday evening, Ella's mother made a threat to harm the baby girl, State Police said. Abbott is described as a white female with brown hair, brown eyes, 3 feet tall, weighing approximately 40 pounds. She was most recently seen wearing a purple or tiresome hued top. Read More »

Game of Thrones S07E05: Is [spoiler] going to betray Daenerys?

As the Lannister armies headed back to King's Landing , they were halted on their way to the capital by Daenerys ( Emilia Clarke ) making a power play, and descending upon them with both her Dothraki horde and Drogon, who scorched hundreds of men to death in mere minutes. Read More »

Male injured in third shooting in Surrey on Tuesday


According to a release, police found a vehicle and garage door had been hit by bullets, but luckily the person inside the vehicle had not been injured. This occurred about 15 minutes after the latest shooting in Surrey at 160th St and 89th Avenue. Firefighters extinguished the stubborn gasoline-fuelled blaze and RCMP are now investigating. Read More »

'Light to the Lepers' Ruth Pfau dies in Pakistan


Dr Pfau, who founded the National Leprosy Control Programme in Pakistan and heads the Mary Adelaide Society of Pakistan (MASP), was admitted to the Aga Khan Hospital due to age-related health complications. He said we will remember her for her courage, loyalty, service to the eradication of leprosy, and most of all, patriotism. After escaping Second World War and seeing her younger brother die, she first moved to West Germany and studied medicine at Mainz. Read More »

Girl badly burned by boiling water thrown at her at sleepover


Merritt was asleep at the time, but awoke in horrific pain from an incident that left her face and shoulders with serious burns. The victim's mother, Ebony Merritt, rushed up to her daughter's hospital room Wednesday after spending the morning talking with prosecutors about the felony criminal charges facing the 12-year-old attacker. Read More »