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Coach crash in China's northwest kills at least 36, hurts 13

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At least 36 people were killed and 13 injured when a bus slammed into a tunnel wall on an expressway in northern China, state media said today (Aug 11). The injured have been rushed to the hospital and rescue work is underway. Accounts of the accident by the official Xinhua news agency did not indicate whether any other vehicles were involved. Read More »

Timeline: American attempts to deter North Korea's nuclear program

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President Donald Trump on Thursday said maybe his " fire and fury " statement on North Korea didn't go far enough as he took another dig at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Such a launch so close to American territory would force the United States to try to intercept the missiles, which could lead to further escalation. Early Friday morning, North Korea issued a new statement in response to Trump's threat from Wednesday, voweing to "mercilessly wipe out the provocateurs making ... Read More »

Trump wants elimination of nuclear weapons from world

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But if such a disarmament were to occur, it wouldn't be initiated by the Americans. Speaking alongside vice president Mike Pence, Trump also said that China could do "a lot more" to pressure Pyongyang to end its nuclear weapons program, despite his ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley paying tribute to the Communist country when they backed the USA motion for further sanctions at the Security Council meeting on Saturday. Read More »

Packers: 3 things to watch in preseason opener against Eagles

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Carson Wentz's first preseason with the Eagles previous year lasted 39 plays. "Obviously I'm new to this, but I want to play", Wentz said. "I think it's good just for everybody to kind of get back in the swing of things, get used to the contact and get used to the routine". Read More »

Trump says United States opioid crisis is a 'national emergency'

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Governor Charlie Baker, who serves on the national commission that recommended the emergency declaration , said through a spokeswoman that "federal support at all levels is critical to combating the epidemic". Instead, it advised the administration to expand drug treatment under Medicaid , push for the development of painkillers that are not opioids, provide law enforcement with the overdose-reversing medication naloxone , and broaden laws that protect people who report overdoses. Read More »

China urges USA to act 'prudently' in aluminum foil dispute

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The US Commerce Department said on Tuesday it made a preliminary finding that imports of aluminum foil from China are subsidized, and it imposed countervailing duties ranging from 16.56 percent to 80.97 percent. The complaint that started the process came from the Aluminum Association, a group of American aluminum foil producers. In 2016, imports of aluminum foil from China were worth roughly $389 million, according to the Commerce Department. Read More »

Trump on Putin Expelling Diplomats: 'I Want to Thank Him'

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Last month, USA lawmakers passed a law toughening sanctions imposed on Russian Federation for corruption, rights abuses, subversion of Western politics and backing Ukrainian separatists. Trump denies any collusion by his campaign and Moscow denies any meddling. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters with Vice President Mike Pence at his side at Trump's golf estate in Bedminster , N.J., on Thursday. Read More »

South Korean President Criticized for 'Lax Attitude' on Nuclear Threat

As a preemptive measure, the UN #Security Council made a decision to impose new sanctions. As nuclear tensions escalate in the Korean Peninsula, millions in South Korea are living under an intensified nuclear threat only miles away. The US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson , was also present during the forum. "If North Korea makes provocation despite our strict warnings, [the North] will face a strong and resolute response from our military and U.S. Read More »

Flares prompt Coast Guard search off Madison coast

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The U.S. Coast Guard have suspended their search of Long Island Sound Thursday morning for a potentially missing boat. Thursday morning, two unmarked kayaks were found about a mile off the shore of Madison; however, the Coast Guard said neither contained any gear nor showed any signs of recent use. Read More »

USA sanctions to be ineffective

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The sanctions were pushed by the U.S.in response to the North's test-launches of two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July. BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is retweeting a Fox News report based on anonymous USA intelligence sources, despite his attorney general's pledge to clamp down on government leaks. Read More »

Canada Sets Up Border Camp for Hundreds of Migrants

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Between 22 and 25 tents with flooring, heat and electricity were erected, a number that has since been increased to 32. "These will be used as additional shelters for asylum claimants who are waiting to be processed by the CBSA [Canadian Border Services Agency]", said CBSA spokesperson Judith Gadbois-St-Cyr. Read More »

'US would win': Mattis warns North Korea

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Mattis said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un should "take heed" of the U.N. Security Council's statement that Pyongyang poses a global security threat. Mattis said the USA and its allies have the capabilities and commitment to defend themselves. The statement concluded with a final warning: "The DPRK regime's actions will continue to be grossly overmatched by ours and would lose any arms race or conflict it initiates". Read More »

Manafort switches lawyers in Russian Federation probe

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Manafort is in the process of retaining his former counsel, Miller & Chevalier, to represent him in the office of special counsel investigation". Manafort's lead lawyer at Wilmer had been Reginald Brown, who chairs the firm's financial institutions group and also leads its congressional investigations practice. Read More »

Congressman Mo Brooks: President Trump misled into making endorsement

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Odd then appears on screen to praise Trump and cite his other endorsement from the NRA. Strange, who heard from the president about his plans earlier Tuesday, had been lobbying for weeks to win Trump's support, singing the president's praises in TV ads, online and through as many Fox News appearances he could schedule. Read More »

Three militants killed in J-K's Pulwama

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Local sources said that except Zahid whose last rites were performed today, the three slain were laid to rest late last evening. Muhammad Younis Sheikh, who was hit by a pellet in his chest, was declared dead at SMHS hospital in Srinagar . Read More »

Americans struggle to locate North Korea on a map

Nearly two-thirds of those polled by the SSRS for CNN said they felt anxious by North Korea - that's up from 48 percent in March, and the highest figure since 2000. "It's becoming more of a bravado". The same experiment also showed that education was the decisive factor when it came to the process of identifying North Korea on the map. Read More »

Citizens review board resumes hearing in police shooting

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The incident touched off days of sometimes violent protests in Charlotte. Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray decided Vinson would face no criminal charges and that he was legally justified in shooting Scott, while CMPD's internal investigation determined Vinson violated no department policy or procedure in the case. Read More »

Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake resigns

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The minister has denied any wrongdoing, saying the deal with the apartment was handled by his family and he was not aware of its contents or parties involved. I resign with pride. setting an example", he said. President Maithripala Sirisena's government has pledged to end the rampant corruption that affected the previous government. Read More »

Betty Shelby sworn in at Rogers County Sheriff's Office as reserve deputy

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Shelby said she feared for her life when she shot Crutcher because she thought he was reaching for a gun that was in an SUV that broke down on a Tulsa street. Shelby, in a 60 Minutes interview, said Crutcher's race had nothing to do with her actions. She returned to the Tulsa Police Department in an administrative position, but resigned in July, saying she felt isolated from other officers. Read More »

Massive brawl breaks out between the Rams and Chargers at training camp

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That being said, they were solid defensively and held their own against the pass. Los Angeles ranked 10th in passing yards allowed despite allowing a completion rate of 64.9 percent. Gaines went at it a few minutes later. In the first of these fights between the newly-relocated teams, a Chargers player completes a successful takedown of a Ram. Read More »

Man charged in Indiana officer's slaying due in court

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Jason D Brown, 28, has been hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds since the incident on July 27, where he killed Southport Police Lieutenant Aaron Allan. Court documents say Brown was dangling upside down in his auto after it overturned on Madison Avenue, Homecroft. He was a six-year veteran of the police department in Southport, a municipality on Indianapolis' south side. Read More »

Judge Throws Out Texas Attempt To Enforce 'Sanctuary City' Ban

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Paxton originally filed suit against the city of Austin, Travis County, Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund shortly after Senate Bill 4 was signed into law. Instead, the battle over the state law will be fought out another federal court in San Antonio, where a number of cities are battling to preserve their sanctuary policies in the face of the new law, which is slated to go into effect September 1. Read More »

Nassau County to get two more medical marijuana dispensaries

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Smoking marijuana remains prohibited under the. The Health Department is also refining the training program for practitioners. The Department says it's working with course providers to offer a two-hour course. More changes could be coming to NY state's medical marijuana program. Also coming to New York will be New York Canna, Valley Agriceuticals and Citiva Medical. Read More »

Arrest made after child found dead in Orlando day care van

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Myles was found unresponsive Monday night inside the vehicle in the parking lot of the Little Miracles Academy in Orlando , police said. Police said the boy was picked up at about 7:45 a.m. Thornton said she won't let DCF shut down her business permanently. Sheri Blanton with the Orange County Medical Examiner's office said that they are not permitted to release any information due to an active criminal investigation. Read More »

CNN Poll: Trump More Popular Than Congress

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Six in 10 women back Democrats for Congress in 2018, while men back Republicans by a slim 5-point margin. "We can't afford politicians like Jose Felix Diaz who want to make healthcare more expensive for our families just to give the wealthiest 1% another tax break". Read More »

Homelessness in Britain to rise 76% over next decade, charity warns

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The charity picked out the benefit cap, sanctions, a severe lack of affordable housing, cutbacks to homelessness services and rising rent prices coupled with meagre housing benefit as exacerbating homelessness in the United Kingdom today. New analysis "Homelessness projections: Core homelessness in Great Britain" , undertaken by Heriot-Watt University on behalf of Crisis, has underlined the severity of the housing crisis , as it predicts that homelessness was set to soar over the next 10 ... Read More »

British Police Raid Hotel in Greater Manchester's Salford

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Officers were reportedly seen guarding the doors to the hotel. A spokesperson for both Greater Manchester Police and the Ambulance Service could not be immediately reached. Twenty-three people, mostly Grande's teenage fans and their relatives, were killed in the attack. She described seeing police talking to a "little girl on a bench" who "appears to be wrapped in a towel". Read More »

NYPD officer shot in Brooklyn

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She was taken to a nearby hospital where her condition is not known. Eric Phillips, spokesman for Mayor Bill de Blasio, said the mayor was on his way to Jamaica Hospital Center. Forewarning data is preparatory, police said officers trust they saw the man holding a tyke, potentially a newborn child, at a window of the building. Read More »

Climate Change's Impact in the US? It's Already Here, Scientists Say

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Lead scientists pull together the report and it goes through several rounds of comments, including a critique by the National Academy of Sciences earlier this year. It is only by adjusting the measured temperatures that NOAA can come up with their "hotter than ever" claims . Whether from top-down directives or program-level efforts to fly under the budgetary radar, federal agencies under President Trump have been noticeably less outspoken about climate change than they were under ... Read More »

Trump declares opioid crisis is national emergency, pledges more money, attention

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However, earlier this week, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said the administration has the resources it needs to combat the epidemic without invoking the emergency powers. Opioid addict Ian Blackburn spoke to ITV News about spread of drug abuse in the US. Sen. Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican who has sponsored bills to boost federal spending on treatment and law enforcement, said, "There is no doubt that this heroin and prescription drug epidemic is a crisis affecting our ... Read More »

Migrants:700 pushed back after attempt to storm Ceuta border

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These toy boats are very hard to spot at sea for rescue operations." he said. While the number of arrivals is much lower than Italy - which has seen more than 96,400 migrants arrive by sea this year - Spain is catching up with Greece, which has had 11,713 migrants arrive so far. Read More »

Chelsea Manning Models a Norma Kamali Swimsuit in Vogue

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On 17 January, 2017, in the last days of his final term, Barack Obama commuted Manning's sentence. "It didn't feel right". "I knew that I was different". Manning was always courageous but didn't have an avenue for exploring her truth. 'Those are really foundational for me. "It's not like I'm living in fear or anything", she said . Read More »

After voting for sanctions, China tells North Korea to act 'smart'

But he says it won't be a matter of a mere 30-day pause leading to the USA being willing to talk. "If there are some blatant violations by Chinese companies, however, I think US authorities will go after them quickly", said James Schoff, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Washington think tank. Read More »

Police paid child rapist to infiltrate sex-grooming gang

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Carolann Gallon , 22, was only 17 when she was drawn into trafficking girls for the men but faces jail after admitting her role. He was recruited despite being convicted years before for drugging an underage girl and then inviting another man to rape her, a court heard. Read More »