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Katy Perry would love for Taylor Swift feud to end


And you know what, I'm really busy. The former couple sparked dating gossip earlier this month (12Aug17) when Katy was spotted cuddling the Lord of the Rings star at Ed Sheeran's concert in Los Angeles. "They're not the best at long distance", a different source added, since Bloom "wasn't ready for something more serious". "People didn't really bug her". Read More »

No bond for suspect in officers' death in Fla


Sgt. Sam Howard and Officer Matthew Baxter of the Kissimmee Police Department were shot late Friday in the district covered by State Attorney Aramis Ayala. Richard "Sam" Howard, 36, who was on patrol nearby, chose to go to Baxter's location in case he needed backup. The Kissimmee Police Department says via its official Twitter site Friday night that the officers were shot in the area of Palmway and Cypress. Read More »

Another Melbourne council follows suit dumps Australia Day


The vote in Darebin comes a week after councillors in the neighbouring City of Yarra also voted to scrap their Australia Day celebrations. 'We are at risk of losing our citizenship ceremonies but we need to make this change to respect our Indigenous people, ' he said. Read More »

US, South Korean Troops Drill Amid Standoff with North

About 17,500 US service members will participate, with about 3,000 coming from installations outside South Korea. "In the event of a missile launch towards the territory of Japan, Guam, the United States, Korea (South Korea), we would take immediate specific actions to take it down", Mattis said. Read More »

NKorea slams joint US-South war games


The statement was in response to the 10-day exercise, codenamed Ulchi-Freedom Guardian, involving US and South Korean troops that began on Monday. Analysts have said all eyes will be on the war game that could send tensions spiralling back upwards after the war of words between the United States and North Korea appeared to have cooled off slightly. Read More »

S.Korea, US begin annual military drills


South Korea's top military officer said Sunday the current security situation on the peninsula was "more serious than at any other time" amid the North's growing nuclear and missile threats, and warned Pyongyang of merciless retaliation against any attack. Read More »

North Korea warns of nuclear war over USA military drills with South


Ulchi Freedom Guardian, which runs to August 31, is focusing on command post operations for the integration of efforts, Mattis told reporters traveling with him while en route to Jordan on the first leg of an overseas trip. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. "North Korea should not use this as a pretext for provocation". "The Trump group's declaration of the reckless nuclear war exercises against the a reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear ... Read More »

Trump slams two GOP senators who criticized him on Charlottesville


Heather Heyer, 32, was killed Saturday at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville where investigators said a man identified as a white nationalist plowed a auto into a crowd of counter-protesters. Mitch Ceasar , former Florida Democratic State Party Chair, and Amy Tarkanian , former Nevada GOP Chair joined RT America's Ed Schultz for a debate on the continued viability of Trump's presidency. Read More »

BMW M5 offers 600 horsepower of drift-mode fun


For the 2018 model year, BMW has extracted 600 horsepower and 553 foot-pounds of torque from the M5's twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8, compared to the 575 horsepower and 500 foot-pounds it produces in the outgoing model. De-limited, the M5 can reach a top speed of 305 km/h, according to BMW's figures. In this mode, more drive torque is directed to the rear axle, while the amount of permissible rear wheel slip is increased. Read More »

Dems risk culture war fight in Charlottesville response


Referring to Heather Heyer , who was killed when an alt-right protester allegedly rammed his auto into a crowd of counter-protesters, Trump said Graham was falsely saying he had morally equivocated between her and white supremacist organizations. Read More »

Mental evaluation ordered for man accused of killing 3 girls


According to the authorities, the man is now in the police custody where the police are investigating with him about the case. "We have many answers, but unfortunately we don't have all of them at this point", Prince George's County Police Captain Anthony Schartner said during a press conference. Read More »

USA general pledges to defend Japan from North Korean attack


Moon's remarks came at a meeting with a bipartisan group of US lawmakers at Cheong Wa Dae. North Korea says it has developed intercontinental missiles capable of targeting any place in the United States. Both the USA and South Korea say they are purely defensive. "The United States and President Trump have already promised to sufficiently consult with South Korea and get our approval for whatever option they will take against North Korea ". Read More »

Bloodiest week in the Philippines' War on Drugs


Gatchalian, who pointed to the CCTV footage as potentially damning evidence against the police officers involved in the killing, said that recording video evidence of all anti-illegal drugs operations would be a powerful tool to ensure transparency and accountability in the execution of the government's drug war. Read More »

South Korea set for divisive military drills


Moon, who took office in May, announced on his 100th day in office that US and South Korean policies are aligned on North Korea. South Korean President Moon Jae-in again urged the United States Monday to refrain from taking any action against North Korea that could start an armed conflict on the peninsula, saying even the slightest conflict here may cost the lives of many South Koreans and USA troops. Read More »

United States joint military drills with South Korea to go ahead

Despite some calls to postpone or drastically modify drills to ease the hostility on the Korean Peninsula, U.S. and South Korean military officials say that the long-scheduled exercises will go ahead as planned. Pyongyang says it needs nuclear weapons to defend itself from possible invasion by its "imperialist enemy" the USA and has long sought to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the United States mainland. Read More »

Police identify three girls found stabbed to death in Maryland home


Relatives of the girls have been contacted and police tweeted that it is committed to "make and arrest & determine the motive" for the horrific murders . Police were called just after 7:30 a.m. Friday morning to a scene that police spokeswoman Jennifer Donelan referred to as "one of the most hard scenes that our officers arrived on". Read More »

Korea, US in military drills amid N. Korea's threats


About 17,500 U.S. troops will participate in this year's drills, which represents a reduction from last year. The troops include some 3,000 coming from off-peninsula. The Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills, which will run through August 31, will be the first large-scale military exercise between the allies since North Korea successfully flight-tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July and threatened to bracket Guam with intermediate range ballistic missile fire earlier this month. Read More »

British troops join United States in Korean war games

The Ulchi-Freedom Guardian military exercises routinely spark condemnation from North Korea. North Korea's Supreme Leader believes it is a way for the South to prepare for an invasion and has previously declared it "little short of a declaration of a war". Read More »

Auto strikes 2 women watching eclipse, 1 dies


Hays, of Hazard, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Thirty-eight-year-old motorist Alyssa Noble was taken to a medical center. Hyden is in southeastern Kentucky, about 120 miles southeast of Lexington. An eclipse watcher was killed after a driver hit a power pole and crashed into several people. Read More »

Pyongyang calls US-South Korean war games a step to nuclear war


South Korean army soldiers hold their weapons during an anti-terror exercise carried out as part of Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise in 2010 What is the United States and South Korea Ulchi-Freedom Guardian 10-day military drill? Moon additionally outlined the need for South Korea's consent for any military action taken by the United States on the Peninsula. Read More »

Media Rebukes Trump's Stunning Defense of White Nationalists After Charlottesville


Burr and U.S. Rep. David Price, D-4th, were the only members of the state's delegation to Congress who talked about Trump's most recent statements about Confederate monuments . Donald Trump risked further inflaming America's race divide yesterday with a Twitter tirade echoing far right arguments in defending what he described as "beautiful" Confederate monuments. Read More »

Trump slams Lindsey Graham, media over Charlottesville backlash


The President has drawn widespread criticism from across the USA political spectrum for saying demonstrators representing an array of hate groups and counter-protesters shared blame for the violence that erupted, leaving one woman dead and 19 injured when a Nazi sympathizer drove his auto at high speed into a group of counter-protesters. Read More »

US, South Korea joint military exercise could send Korea tensions soaring again


Pyongyang claims to have tested a hydrogen bomb, but this has not been proven, said Hans Kristensen, director of the Nuclear Information Program at the Federation of American Scientists. The three-day war of words between Pyongyang and Washington was sparked by Trump's "fire and fury" remarks on August 8 and the North Korean military's response with a statement of plans for an "enveloping strike" near Guam. Read More »

North Korea warns of clash as military drills begin

North Korea then threatened to fire a salvo of missiles towards the United States territory of Guam - a plan that leader Kim Jong-un last week delayed, but warned could go ahead depending on Washington's next move. "If the regime of South Korea truly wants peace, it should not recklessly fault the DPRK but clearly understand what is going on now". Only weeks ago it said it was considering firing a salvo of missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam. Read More »

Paul Ryan: Trump 'messed up' on Charlottesville response


Prior to the broadcast, Ryan issued a statement that again didn't explicitly criticize Trump's handling of the white supremacist march in Virginia but said the nation's leaders "have an obligation" to steer the country past "the passions of the moment". Read More »

Chile: Partial decriminalization of abortion, an important win for human rights


In a statement , the Roman Catholic conference of bishops in Chile said the ruling, which can not be appealed, "offends the conscience and common good of our citizens". "It is fantastic that the court respected democracy", said Karen Espíndola, who was denied an abortion in 2008 and gave birth to a son with incurable ailments who lived two years. Read More »

North Korea Warns Australia That Aiding US Would Be 'Suicidal Act'


Last summer, on the third day of the exercises, North Korea test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile. South Korea's president warned Pyongyang on Monday not to use joint military drills with the U.S. About 17,500 U.S. service members are participating in the exercise this month, down from 25,000 past year, according to the Pentagon. North Korea has warned Australia against committing a "suicidal act " by supporting the USA and South Korea should those countries ... Read More »

United States and S. Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoff


North Korea's nuclear weapons program will never be up for negotiation as long as the USA government's "hostile policy and nuclear threat continue", Pyongyang's deputy U.N. North Korea has been under United Nations sanctions since 2006 over its ballistic missile and nuclear programs and the Security Council has ratcheted up the measures in response to five nuclear weapons tests and four long-range missile launches. Read More »

Horizon Zero Dawn "Story" Difficulty Introduced With Patch 1.32


The most noticeable changes in the "Story" difficulty for Horizon Zero Dawn include the damage dealt by players has been significantly boosted and the damage players receive has been reduced. That aside, the patch doesn't seem to have much else of note- it just seems to be addressing a lot of bugs and glitches that were present in the game. Read More »

Kesha's 'Rainbow' comeback debuts at top of Billboard


Luke - next month in Alabama. The 30-year-old singer sold some 116,000 units of Rainbow , according to data yesterday from Nielsen SoundScan, to give her the second-largest United States sales week of 2017 by a female singer after Katy Perry's Witness . Read More »

South joint drills begin amid North Korea tensions


Officials in the hermit state have warned the USA is "pouring gasoline on the fire" by sending forces to their doorstep. The "Ulchi-Freedom Guardian" drills are created to " enhance readiness, protect the region and maintain stability on the Korean Peninsula ", the US State Department said on Friday. Read More »