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Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests Chinese national linked to OPM hack malware

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Yu Pingan was captured Monday night at Los Angeles International Airport and appeared in the Southern District of California Court on Wednesday, according to officials. "Defendant YU and co-conspirators in the PRC [People's Republic of China] would establish an infrastructure of domain names, IP addresses, accounts with internet service providers, and websites to facilitate hacks of computer networks operated by companies in the United States and elsewhere", the indictment states. Read More »

White House: Trump 'Committed' to Building Wall

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The House in late July passed a spending bill that included $1.6 billion to build the wall, which has an estimated price tag of $12 billion. "If the President pursues this path, against the wishes of both Republicans and Democrats, as well as the majority of the American people, he will be heading towards a government shutdown which nobody will like and which won't accomplish anything", the New York Democrat said in a statement. Read More »

Manager hails Raikkonen's Ferrari loyalty

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Ferrari has made no secret of its desire to re-sign Vettel on a long-term contract, but the four-time world champion said there was no rush to announce a deal. "The one thing for sure for the second half of the season, the most prominent [thought] for me is "I'm here for blood", Hamilton, who is set to make his 200th Grand Prix start on Sunday, said. Read More »

Manager hails Raikkonen's Ferrari loyalty

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Ferrari has made no secret of its desire to re-sign Vettel on a long-term contract, but the four-time world champion said there was no rush to announce a deal. "The one thing for sure for the second half of the season, the most prominent [thought] for me is "I'm here for blood", Hamilton, who is set to make his 200th Grand Prix start on Sunday, said. Read More »

Vanguard Group Inc Sells A Lot More Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Stock

Mayo Investment Advisers Llc bought 49,450 shares as the company's stock declined 7.50% while stock markets rallied. The Diversified Trust Co holds 124,240 shares with $3.76M value, up from 19,952 last quarter. Savant Capital Ltd Liability Corporation reported 30,064 shares. First Fin Bancorporation Na holds 217,295 shares or 1.29% of its portfolio. Notis accumulated 68,535 shares. Read More »

Trump proclaims his love for Kenyans and Americans are puzzled

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Further, the poll finds Trump's approval rating at 41 percent. Just more than a third of American voters (35%) say Trump hasn't had an impact on white supremacist groups, and six in 10 voters (59%) say he's encouraged them. Both Republican congressional leaders have drawn ire from the president in recent days over the GOP's stalled legislative agenda - most notably a failure to follow through on a seven-year effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Read More »

Hurricane Harvey called "Life-Threatening" as It Barrels Towards Texas

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While it has been nine years since Texas last saw a hurricane, the state is no stranger to devastating flooding from tropical systems. All seven Texas counties on the coast from Corpus Christi to the western end of Galveston Island have ordered mandatory evacuations of tens of thousands of residents from all low-lying areas. Read More »

White House dodges questions over Mexico funding border wall

That's because they've had answers to this question before. The president is "disappointed that Obamacare, they failed to get it repealed and replaced", she said. A transcript of a late January call between the two leaders that was recently leaked to the Washington Post indicates that, for Trump, building a wall is all about saving face politically. Read More »

McConnell super PAC rushes to attack Kelli Ward in Arizona

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KKK? I got 'em all", Trump said. Then, he lambasted the "weak, weak people" allowing Confederate statues to be removed. In a state bordering Mexico, Trump predicted that the North American Free Trade Agreement would ultimately be dissolved - a move that would shake up supply chains and alter products' availability and prices across the continent - even though his administration is trying to renegotiate the deal with Canada and Mexico. Read More »

Top 5 destinations for UAE travellers this Eid Al Adha

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From the Totally Thames festival celebrating the River Thames, to acclaimed musicals, the city offers a variety of exciting options during this time. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to God's command. Read More »

Roberto Carlos sentenced to three months in prison by Brazilian court

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The 2002 World Cup victor owes the money to former partner Barbara Thurler, mother of two of his nine children. According to Spanish news agency Efe, Carlos claims he has not been able to make payments to Thurler due to financial difficulties he was facing and has offered to pay the money in installments. Read More »

Photo Suggests North Korea is Developing New Missile Designs

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North Korea has designed one or possibly two new missiles, says media reports . The latest round of verbal jousting also included a personal jab at Trump's Twitter habits. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signaled that the USA is open to dialogue with North Korea , a day after the regime in Pyongyang once again issued bristling threats against Washington. Read More »

Japan hits nuclear-armed North Korea with fresh sanctions

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During the visit, Kim was briefed about the process of manufacturing intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) warhead tips and solid-fuel rocket engines during his tour of the Chemical Material Institute of the Academy of Defence Science, KCNA said . Read More »

United States to limit visas from 4 nations that won't take deportees

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However, CNN cited a DHS official close to discussions about the deliberations as saying on Wednesday the four under consideration were Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone. "We can confirm the Department of State has received notification from the Department of Homeland Security regarding four countries that have refused to accept or unreasonably delayed the return of its nationals", officials told the Times . Read More »

Lalu to go ahead with mega rally despite flood havoc

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Yadav, who was hoping to forge a massive alliance of all non-NDA parties in India to show his strength, was dealt yet another blow when Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati also backed out of the event saying she was busy on some pre-scheduled engagements that day. Read More »

White House: HBCU conference scheduled for September is on

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Trump threatened a standoff on the issue during a rally Tuesday night, saying, "If we have to close down our government, we're building that wall". The goal was to enhance the space for staff and the public, said John Botello, an interior designer and preservation specialist for the Executive Office of the President. Read More »

Top Pakistan civil-military brass rejects United States warning

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The foreign minister said he would also go to the U.S. to put the matter on the table for talks with the leadership there. Meanwhile, U.S. National Security Council (NSC) spokesperson Michael Anton has warned that President Donald Trump is planning to impose sanctions on terrorists including the Haqqani network having links to the Pakistan Governemnt and has outrightly dismissed its allegations against India's encirclement through Afghanistan . Read More »

Myanmar says death toll in attacks now 25

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The UN believes those security "clearances" may have amounted to ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya, a mainly Muslim minority living in Buddhist Myanmar. The attacks came just a day after the Advisory Commission on Rakhine state, led by former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan, released its report on Thursday warning of the risk of fresh rounds of violence if the government fails to take strong and appropriate actions. Read More »

Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining

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On Wednesday (the 23rd) President Michel Temer eliminated an environmental reserve of 46,450 sq km (17,800 square miles) - an area equivalent in size to the state of Espírito Santo - on the border area between Pará and Amapá, known as the National Reserve of Copper and Associates (Renca). Read More »

Scapegoating Pakistan will not help stabilise Afghanistan, resolves top security panel

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The president noted he has already "lifted restrictions the previous administration placed on our war fighters that prevented the secretary of defense and our commanders in the field from fully and swiftly waging battle against the enemy". "The US presence in Afghanistan is primarily about preventing terrorist groups operating there, but there is some reporting that suggests elements of the US government are wary of losing basing in Afghanistan that is useful to monitor Pakistani terrorist ... Read More »

Abbott was 'too drunk to vote' says Turnbull

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Mr Abbott shared the story on The House with Annabel Crabb - a series which takes viewers behind the scenes at Parliament House. "There was one famous occasion when Peter Costello, Kevin Andrews and I hung out rather a long time here", he told Crabb in the member's only dining room inside Parliament House. Read More »

Vanguard Group Inc Significantly Increases Its Stake in Oracle Corporation (ORCL)

The stock declined 0.06% or $0.03 reaching $49.04 on the news. Also, Executive Vice President Dorian Daley unloaded 200,000 stocks of the firms shares in a trade dated Wed, Jun 28th. Also, insider Thomas Kurian sold 750,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 18th. The original version of this report can be viewed at https://weekherald.com/2017/08/24/ci-investments-inc-cuts-position-in-oracle-corporation-orcl.html. Read More »

Barcelona terror attack suspect admits larger plot

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One of the four suspects was arrested in the town of Alcanar, south of Barcelona, where a house exploded last Wednesday. Moroccan officials did not respond to requests for comment. He is the lone survivor of a blast that destroyed a house in Alcanar, where police believe the cell was preparing explosives. He was also accused of killing a man as he hijacked a vehicle to escape the attack scene. Read More »

Malaysia bags six more to continue Sea Games reign

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At this year's SEA Games, five women's football teams, including hosts Malaysia, the Philippines , Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam , played a round-robin format to select the top three teams to win the event's medal set. Aravinn Thevarr, Thailand's Jirapong Meenapra and Filipino Anthony Beram are in the final eight. Malaysia collected a second women's accolade in the bowling team challenge through the experienced line-up of Shalin Zulkifli, Esther Cheah Mei Lan, Natasha Roslan, Sin Li Jane, ... Read More »

California Supreme Court upholds measure to speed executions

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Brown , the California Supreme Court has validated portions of Prop. 66 while modifying the effectiveness of another portion. There are almost 750 inmates on death row and only 13 have been executed since 1978. Proposition 66, which aims to resume executions in a state where none has taken place in more than a decade, won 51 percent of the vote in the November election. Read More »

Thailand's deputy PM says unclear if Yingluck has fled country

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Yingluck's supporters believe the case is politically motivated. "Her lawyer said she is sick and asked to delay the ruling. the court does not believe she is sick. The crowds came despite a plea from Yingluck on Facebook to stay away from court due to security concerns. The junta clamped down on political activity, after seizing power three years ago, following a period of unrest, pledging to restore stability. Read More »

Pakistan PM, military ask USA to root out terror in Afghanistan

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In a statement issued after the meeting, the civilian and military leadership countered the United States criticism by reminding it of Pakistan's role in the protracted conflict and asking that Washington work with Islamabad with a focus on core issues such as the elimination of terrorist safe havens inside Afghanistan, better border management, the repatriation of millions of Afghan refugees and a re-invigoration of the Afghan peace process for a political settlement. Read More »

Pakistan strongly rejects Trump's remarks on terrorism

Top U.S. diplomatic and military officials sought Thursday to address days of confusion and concern over President Donald Trump's strategy for Afghanistan , stressing support for possible peace talks with Taliban insurgents alongside a new, open-ended military commitment. Read More »

Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) Position Held by Montag A & Associates Inc

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Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector Index (the Index). Sei Investments Co. now owns 2,707 shares of the exchange traded fund's stock worth $176,000 after buying an additional 2,135 shares during the period. Read More »

GW poll finds public concerned about Trump's behavior

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American voters disapprove by 60%-32% of Trump's response to the white supremacist march and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia , after which he blamed "both sides". For millions of white Christians who believe that diversity has rendered them the new underclass, Trump - in explicit words and terms - promises a return to an America where white supremacy was unquestioned and unthreatened. Read More »

Macau's weather chief resigns over response to Typhoon Hato

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Hato on Wednesday battered the financial hub of Hong Kong, uprooting trees, flooding streets, forcing hundreds of airline flights to be canceled and halting financial trading. The city could have suffered losses of HK$8bil (RM4.3bil), Chinese University of Hong Kong economics professor Terence Chong said, referring to the value of its daily GDP. Read More »