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2 new wildfires in California prompt evacuation orders


Calfire reported the 15,500-acre fire to be 5 percent contained Tuesday morning, forcing additional road closures and evacuations. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fire burning near Lake McClure, a reservoir about 50 miles (80 kilometers) east of Modesto, has scorched 17 square miles (44 square kilometers) by Monday evening. Read More »

How Trump reacted to demise of Republican Obamacare repeal effort


Trump embraced that idea last month after an initial version of McConnell's bill collapsed due under Republican divisions, and did so again late Monday. Trump urged an outright repeal, even as other Republicans sought a shift toward bipartisanship with Democrats. The announcements by Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas and Senator Mike Lee of Utah in the opposition to the rest of the Republicans helped the Affordable Care Act survive. Read More »

Hastert Leaves Federal Prison In Minnesota, Back In Chicago


Records list his release date as August 16. According to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons website, Hastert has been moved to the Residential Reentry Management field office in Chicago, likely meaning he will be moved to a halfway house or home confinement for the last weeks of his time in custody. Read More »

Swiss glacier reveals couple lost in 1942


The discovery brought her "a deep sense of calm", she said to Le Matin , the newspaper of Lausanne, Switzerland . "Everything leads us to think they were trying to get to canton Bern on foot, as people did at that time", he said. Marceline added: "For the funeral, I won't wear black". The bodies believed to be the missing couple were discovered last week by a worker for a resort company. Read More »

US Rep. Tim Ryan reacts to NAFTA renegotiation objectives


Trade Representative Lighthizer highlighting these benefits to the U.S. economy. The U.S. had a $63 billion trade deficit in goods and services with Mexico a year ago, and a $7.7 billion surplus with Canada. Chamber of Commerce. It will also seek to ensure NAFTA countries don't engage in currency manipulation "to prevent effective balance of payments adjustment or to gain an unfair competitive advantage". Read More »

Manchester United's pursuit of Ivan Perisic hit by setback


United have so far signed two players this summer, with Victor Lindelof coming in from Benfica and Romelu Lukaku snapped up from Everton. " No idea . The problem for United is that Inter Milan are not going to do business unless they get the best possible deal for a key player, and with Woodward already spending more than £100million this summer he can not hide those kind of riches when doing business with other clubs. Read More »

Military standoff between China and India intensifies


The drills "covering a dozen elements was testimony to the PLA's combined strike capability", a narrator said on CCTV in China. Ashok Malik, an analyst at Delhi's Observer Research Foundation, told The Guardian that China is continuing its attempts to hem India's influence in South Asia. Read More »

Jordan soldier gets life for killing USA troops


Ma'arik Al-Tawayha for killing the three service members . Some of the relatives have questioned why the video was not screened at the trial and why the court did not ask a surviving USA soldier to testify, despite what they said was his willingness to do so. Read More »

Millions of Venezuelans Vote Against President Nicolas Maduro


The court is controlled by loyalists of Maduro's ruling socialist party. "The whole country overwhelmingly rejects the Maduro regime", said opposition leader Freddy Guevara, announcing the first 24-hour strike in almost four months of anti-government demonstrations that have led to some 100 deaths. Read More »

Additional Temporary Foreign Workers to Receive Visas


The Trump administration announced on Monday an increase in seasonal worker visas that USA resorts depend on, but the move halfway through the summer is unlikely to alleviate a nationwide shortage. President Donald Trump campaigned on an "America First" platform of favoring Americans for hiring. Last year, while on the campaign trail, Trump said he would "end forever the use of the H-1B as a cheap labor program". Read More »

US Putting Conditions on Return of Diplomatic Property is Unacceptable


Earlier on Friday, the Russian Foreign Ministry asserted that the country was prepared to banish American diplomats if the USA does not undo its decision to expel 35 Russian diplomats and block access to Russian diplomatic estates. "We believe that it must be returned without any conditions, without any negotiations", Peskov told reporters. This last happened in the afternoon at the State department without the slightest comment. Read More »

Presidential election 2017: NCP breaks ranks with Opposition to support Kovind


It is more or less confirmed that NDA Candidate, Ram Nath Kovind will easily bag the Position. "Today the monsoon session begins". A total of 776 MPs and 4,120 MLAs are eligible to vote. The NDA has about 50 per cent of vote share but is comfortably placed to get its nominee elected. Both Kovind and Kumar are from the Dalit community and have canvassed hard by visiting states to seek support of legislators. Read More »

'No notes' Davis riles anti-Brexit camp in negotiations


Davis said it is "time to get down to work" and make negotiations a success. On Thursday, coordinators will meet to agree on future rounds and a closing plenary session will be held before a working lunch between Barnier and Davis followed by a press conference. Read More »

Nitish Kumar wants plan for management of sewage water in Bihar


With Presidential elections over, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar may take a final call on the removal of deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav . However, the development that threatens the image of the Government, has put Nitish Kumar under pressure prompting his party to create a distance with the RJD. Read More »

Reebok mocks Trump's Brigitte Macron remarks in Twitter post

While speaking on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's morning news show, Insiders , Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told host Barrie Cassidy that she'd be "taken aback" if Trump were to approach her in the same way. Relations between historically close allies Australia and the U.S. have been somewhat fraught since Trump entered the White House in January. But the two leaders "get along great", Trump had declared in May, following his first-face-to-face meeting with Turnbull. Read More »

Podium's the limit for 'fighter' Martin, says uncle Roche

Who's won the most prize money at the Tour de France so far? The Sunweb team rider sped into the finish in Foix, overlooked by its imposing 11th century castle decorated with a French tricolor of red, white and blue, as part of a four-man group that included Landa, two-time Tour champion Alberto Contador , and Nairo Quintana , a podium finisher at three previous Tours. Read More »

'Mission: Impossible' star Martin Landau dies, aged 89


He worked at The Daily News in NY for five years , illustrating "Pitching Horseshoes", a column written by impresario Billy Rose, and assisting Gus Edson with the comic strip "The Gumps". Landau and Steve McQueen were the only two people, out of hundreds of applicants, admitted to the Actor's Studio education program in 1955 in NY. Read More »

Police Release Sketch Of Suspect In Delphi Murder Investigation


The person depicted in the composite drawing is described as a white male between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-10, weighing 180 to 220lbs, with reddish brown hair. State police say they will release a composite sketch of a man considered the main suspect in the killings of two northern in girls. Breakthrough: The Indiana State Police on Monday released the composite sketch on the left showing the main suspect in the killings of two teenage girls . Read More »

Alves' Urges Verratti To Snub Barca

New Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said on Monday he was relieved to have star player Lionel Messi playing on the same team and not playing against him. "I'll work with both Gomes and Rakitic". There is no question the Italian would fit perfectly in Barcelona's midfield, but PSG needs to approve any potential deal - even if the Italian wants to play for Barca next season. Read More »

Four men in custody after woman's body found inside Melbourne apartment


Authorities were called to the hotel about 8am on Sunday. The responding paramedics later pronounced her dead. Two of the men who attended the buck's party claimed they thought they had been "stitched up". The group of men had travelled from the NSW and ACT for the party. Other women who stayed at the apartment overnight said they hadn't heard anything suspicious until the sound of sirens at 8am. Read More »

Telegram Obeys Indonesia; Blocks Terror Content


Pavel Durov , the founder of Telegram , announced the creation of the team via his official Telegram channel which has over 42,000 subscribers. Malaysia has no plans to block the use of social media platform Telegram as done by Indonesia recently, Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today. Read More »

South Korea proposes North to hold talks at defense ministers' level

South Korea and the United States, its main ally, dispute the claim. If realized, the talks would be the first inter-Korean dialogue since December 2015. Still, the paper expressed "relief" that Moon has signaled a departure from the policies of his conservative predecessors. South Korea's Defense Ministry made the offer on Monday morning, the first since Moon Jae-in became the South's president. Read More »

Tony Blair: Brexit might never happen


The Labour former premier said he had been forced to re-evaluate his view that elections could only be won from the centre ground in the wake of the party's advance on June 8. Fixing our broken housing market and reforming technical education matter more to me than anything ever done by the European Union (EU.) But even I recognise that the most important thing that the Government will be doing for the next two years is negotiating Britain's departure from the EU. Read More »

An Australian woman has been shot dead by police in Minneapolis


A man claiming to be Damond's son said in a Facebook video that she's the one who called 911 after hearing a noise in the alley near their home. After two officers arrived at Damond's home sometime around 11:30 p.m. " Basically my mom was shot for reasons I don't know ", he said. A neighbour named "Hannah" told the Star-Tribune: 'She's such a kind woman. "I'm seeking answers to the questions we all have, and will make sure to keep the communication flowing", she said. Read More »

Military to be given new terror powers


Australia's defence laws will be overhauled the smooth the way for soldiers to be deployed to assist local police dealing with terrorist threats. As part of the measures, the military's special forces will provide specialized training to some police teams and soldiers will be placed within law enforcement agencies to improve engagement between authorities. Read More »