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Everything you need to know about the total solar eclipse


So they're canceling classes, banning outdoor activities during eclipse hours or delaying practices for sports teams until after 4 p.m. - well after the 2:31 p.m. The US Fire Administration has called on the public to be wary of counterfeit glasses which are being promoted by many manufacturers. You could use ISO-approved solar eclipse viewing glasses to protect your camera lens from the eclipse. Read More »

NAB summons former PM Sharif, family members today


He said that review petition is not a hindrance in investigation but if Nawaz wants to stop investigation, he must have to file application because NAB's laxity is a barrier in provision of justice. He said that the Lahore High Court had earlier closed his case as nothing had been established against Mr Sharif. "Nawaz Sharif never evaded accountability". Read More »

Republican leaders dance around Trump remarks


Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our attractive statues and monuments. You .... " Robert E. Sen. Todd Young, an Indiana Republican, tweeted , "This is simple: we must condemn and marginalize white supremacist groups, not encourage and embolden them". Read More »

Get Ready, Safely, for the Great American Eclipse


Also in Pinellas County, the Largo Public Library at 120 Central Park Drive, Seminole Community Library at 9200 113th St N, and the St. Pete Beach Public Library at 365 73rd Ave will host solar eclipse viewing parties and provide glasses to attendees on Monday. Read More »

Israeli Forces Detain Several Palestinians in Occupied Territories


The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the 17-year-old had been killed on Saturday, but did not elaborate on the circumstances of the death. MDA reported that the injured IDF soldier was evacuated to Beilinson Hospital and apparently suffered from a bullet fragment wound in his leg. Read More »

"Sometimes you need protest in order to heal" - Donald Trump


Sometimes you need protest in order to heal, & we will heal, & be stronger than ever before!" As far as Donald Trump tweets go, this was a fairly successful one, in that it didn't contain any obvious typos, and only a few blatant contradictions of factual reality. Read More »

Republicans lash out at Trump's latest remarks on white power rally

Although Trump has not called out "Antifa" by name, he did condemn white supremacists and violent "alt-left" protesters. "We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides", he had said during a short statement , adding that he had been closely following bad events unfolding in Virginia. Read More »

Duke University removes statue of Confederate general


The state of Alabama, for instance, pays a $100,000 annual subsidy to the the United Daughters of the Confederacy's First White House of the Confederacy in Montgomery, which offers school groups an explanation of the Civil War that downplays slavery. Read More »

Will not talk to President Donald Trump, says mother of Charlottesville victim


I agree that we should not set a precedent by tearing down monuments; because we'd have to start destroying everything built by slave hands: Monticello, Mount Vernon, the White House, Congress. "You can't change history, but you can learn from it", Trump wrote on Twitter, refusing to move past the controversy. The resolution itself went so far as to declare that President Trump "has surrounded himself" with people who have a history of promoting "white nationalist, racist and anti-Semitic ... Read More »

US President Donald Trump Says US Culture, History Being 'Ripped Apart'

He then suggested that the white supremacists who rallied in Charlottesville to defend the honor of men who fought to keep dark-skinned people as slaves - and the counterprotesters who gathered to defend the equal dignity of all human beings - were equally to blame for the weekend's violence (which included one member of the first group plowing a auto through members of the latter). Read More »

U.S. post offices in path of eclipse offer special postmarks


Even if all you decide to see is the different kinds of shadows produced by the eclipse, there's also the option to watch the entire eclipse online, thanks to a livestream from NASA . Where do I get them? And as some of you already know, I am a staunch believer in the benefits of Transitions® lenses , what with their ability to serve as both regular eyeglasses and sunglasses without the wearer even noticing the - wait for it - transition. Read More »

Trump takes aim at fellow Republican, aides eye exit


A White House official said the infrastructure panel, which was still being formed, would not go ahead. "It was a turning point in terms of Republicans being able to say, we're not even going to get close to that", Cantor said. Cohen added that he plans to start the impeachment process against Trump because he feels the president "failed the presidential test of moral leadership". Read More »

Sen. Graham to Trump: 'Your words are dividing Americans'

The call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump seems to be growing by the week with 40 percent of Americans supporting the ouster of the president from his office, according to a new poll . The Senate, where there is a Republican majority, is crucial in weighing charges against him in the case of Russian meddling in the election if he is to be impeached someday. Read More »

Donald Trump digs in against critics

Flake criticized the president's comments on Tuesday that white supremacists and counterprotesters were equally at fault for the violence in Charlottesville, where dozens of people were injured and Heather Heyer was killed when a driver rammed his auto into a crowd of counterdemonstrators. Read More »

Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2017 exercise to begin August 21


One analyst, Marine Corps Col. J.D. Williams (ret.) of the RAND Corporation, suggested Kim Jong-un may even launch a missile as a "defiant demonstration of might". The United Nations in a unanimous vote recently adopted new sanctions against North Korea. Combative rhetoric between the nations has spiked after Pyongyang tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in July that appeared to bring much of the USA within range, sparking an intense warning by President Donald Trump that ... Read More »

Trump aligned with most Americans on Confederate monuments


In a series of tweets on Thursday morning, Trump decried the removal of Confederate statues as the country's history being "ripped apart". Despite their efforts to keep slavery legal by fighting in the bloodiest war in American history, generals like Robert E Lee and Stonewall Jackson remain revered in the South. Read More »

UK To Release Five New Brexit Negotiation Position Papers This Week


The upcoming papers will be published a week before the next round of Brexit negotiations. Hakan Enver, operations director, suggested this was partly due to firms relocating jobs outside of London and partly due to Brexit, as: "EU nationals who want to stay in Britain have a shrinking window of opportunity to get a job and permanent residency, and many are seizing it". Read More »

Imran has no respect for human feelings: PPP


Chairman Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is threatening to bring people to streets in an attempt to pressurise institutions against his disqualification. Addressing a public gathering in Kaghan Valley, Bilawal said, "there are a lot of politicians who speak about the poor, but you know very well Bhuttos not only talk about them but work for their well-being". Read More »

Sunny skies forecast for Monday's eclipse


The National Weather Service is forecasting overcast skies up and down the coast, from Malibu to San Diego Monday morning, when for the 1st time in 38 years a total Eclipse of the Sun will be visible in the continental United States. "But timing more than anything is what's important". However, he said there is no way to predict cloud cover very far in advance. The countdown continues to the partial solar eclipse here in West Michigan. Read More »

Barcelona: Cell behind Spain twin attacks 'dismantled'

Spanish police are still hunting Younes Abouyaaqoub , a 22-year-old Moroccan thought to have been the driver in the 17 August attack in Barcelona , which left 14 dead and 120 injured. Early Saturday morning, police in the town of Ripoll raided the home of the local Muslim cleric, who authorities believe might have served as the spiritual leader of the terrorist cell involved in the dual attacks on Thursday and Friday. Read More »

California man celebrating honeymoon killed in Barcelona terror attack, his father says


Tucker's wife told a media outlet they were having drinks at a patio when her husband said he was going to the bathroom. His father, Dan Tucker , said he had not seen his son happier than he had been in the previous year. Seven-year-old Australian Julian Cadman has been missing since the attack and is feared to be among the dead. Bruno Gulotta , a father of two, 25-year-old Luca Russo and 80-year-old Carmen Lopardo were among the 13 killed after a vehicle mowed down crowds of people on ... Read More »

No, President Trump, there are not 'two sides'

I wonder is it George Washington next week, and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? Of course, despite these trepidations from individual Republican leaders (as well as a recent Marist survey which discovered a slight dwindling of support from Trump's right-wing base), no major officials in Trump's administration have resigned as a result of his Charlottesville rant. Read More »

Eclipse in Michigan: How and when to watch


The extreme bright light of the sun can kill retina cells, and cause a person to have blind spots and blurred vision. You never, ever, want to view even a tiny sliver of the sun's surface with a telescope or binoculars. Well, no. The moon's orbit velocity is faster than the Earth's rotation, meaning the moon's shadow will move quickly across the Earth from west to east. Read More »

Charlottesville mayor calls for swift removal of Lee statue


Trump has faced a wave of bipartisan backlash in the wake of a jaw-dropping press conference Tuesday at Trump Tower in which he blamed the violence that led to the killing of counterprotester Heather Heyer in Charlottesville on both sides of the conflict, not exclusively on the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who instigated the rally. Read More »

Chicago Bears vs Arizona Cardinals


With one second remaining in the half, Arizona made a decision to have Phil Dawson attempt a 63-yard field goal. Thompson fielded the miss a step inside the end line and dodged tackles all the way downfield for the score. Mitchell Trubisky completed 18 of 25 passes for 166 yards and a touchdown while Mike Glennon added 20 yards in 2-for-8 passes. David Johnson had 16 yards in three carries. Read More »

Watali sent to 10-day NIA custody


The NIA had arrested Watali on August 17 in connection with the funding of terrorist and separatist organisations in Jammu and Kashmir. "The property documents seized have shown huge amount of cash transactions in sale and purchase", the agency said in a statement. Read More »

Military Relationships, North Korea Dominate Dunford Pacific Trip


According to Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, North Korea and the United States should make more of an effort to settle the perilous situation over Pyongyang's nuclear program . Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Japan would strengthen its defence posture in response to the North Korean threat and provide $500 million to help boost maritime security in East Asia, where China has been pursuing extensive maritime claims. Read More »

Terror funding: Prominent Kashmir bizman arrested by NIA


Summary: Earlier, the agency had carried out raids at his premises and that of other suspects. The property documents seized have shown huge amounts of cash transactions in sale and purchase, it said. However, as per the orders of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir a year ago, the investigation of the case has been stayed. The accused have been charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Read More »

Painter: Officials find missing 4-year-old, arrest his father


Police are also looking for 36-year-old Christopher Allen Tondre in connection with the boy's disappearance, according to the alert. Tondre is described as white, about 45 pounds, with reddish blonde hair, hazel eyes and was last seen wearing a lime green GAP shirt, khaki trousers and red shoes. Read More »

Charlottesville victim's mum rebukes Trump — BBCI


Trump didn't say anything publicly Sunday, including on Twitter. "And maybe in any other White House this would be the biggest story of the day, but it's the Trump White House, so it's not". "She would have laughed them to scorn", she said. And honestly, if the press were not fake and if it was honest, the press would have said what I said was very nice. Read More »

Merck CEO Resigns After Trump Refuses to Denounce Racism


In the wake of the awful act of white supremacist terrorism that struck Charlottesville, Virginia , on Saturday, President Trump blew the single easiest thing a president could do: condemn Nazis. Anybody else? The American Technology Council, a Trump project featuring leaders from the tech industry, still exists, and it remains to be seen if any of this council's members intend to disassociate themselves from the White House. Read More »

West Indies toil in historic day/night Test


That overhaul seemed to work as England are now very hard to beat and often make scores of over 300 batting first and are well known for being able to chase down any total batting posed to them batting second. To score 243, whether it's a good wicket or not, is a fantastic achievement. However, Kemar Roach's solid forward defensive put paid to those hopes. Read More »

No clash between institutions, government: PM Abbasi


Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that the government would also transfer the province's tubewells to solar energy. The prime minister said the incumbent government's objective is to solve the problems of Balochistan and bring it on par to other provinces. Read More »