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ACC, ESPN extend deal to 2036 that includes new ACC Network


That share is well below the shares paid to the Big Ten ($32 million) and SEC ($31.2 million) schools, although the ACC Network should at least level the playing field. "We're very confident in what the network will bring financially", Swofford said, "because we're confident in the partner that we have". "We took a number of things into consideration". Read More »

Colo. town's drinking water tainted with THC


Residents have been warned not to drink, bathe in, or cook with the town's tap water while the investigation is under way. Public works officials found one of the well houses associated with the water supply showed signs of tampering, the sheriff's office said. Read More »

Utah brush fire may have been arson


Jeff Golightly, of the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, says there hasn't been an extraordinary interruption in tourism to Jackson. Golightly said local residents who work in the Bondurant area are the most affected by the highway closure because their daily commutes have been interrupted. Read More »

Arroyo walks free after nearly four years of hospital detention

After more than four years in detention, former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo wants to visit her hometown of Lubao, but this will have to wait for now. Devanadera, a former member of the Arroyo Cabinet, said blood tests showed the lawmaker had high cholesterol "that bears watching". Former president Fidel Ramos on Wednesday said Arroyo would also be a welcome presence in the National Security Council, which includes all living former presidents as members, once ... Read More »

WADA asks IOC to reconsider Russia ban

The Russians had argued against a collective ban, saying it punishes those athletes who have not been accused of wrongdoing. "While we are thankful that our rules and our power to uphold our rules and the anti-doping code have been supported, this is not a day for triumphant statements", IAAF president Sebastian Coe said. Read More »

WTF: Tiny wall protects Trump star; love fence declared safety hazard

Donald Trump got his wall. The wall around the GOP presidential candidate's star, at 6801 Hollywood Blvd.in front of Forever 21 at the Hollywood & Highland Center, attracted quite a few photo-snapping sightseers . He makes photos of much of his work - including the photos of the Donald Trump Walk of Fame wall - free for use on blogs such as this one, but he makes clear that his photos are not to be sold or reprinted for commercial gain for another. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour leader on leadership ballot after NEC vote

Corbyn would be unlikely to meet the threshold, since more than 80% of Labour MPs backed a no-confidence motion against him. The decision is a major blow to the majority of Labour's MPs who are desperate to overthrow the leader they say does not have what it takes to lead them to power. Read More »

Brexit minister: Some EU migrants may have to leave UK

Liam Fox, the newly-appointed global trade secretary tasked with exploring new options for Britain, revealed that numerous non-EU countries had already asked for a deal. Some European Union citizens may not be allowed to stay in Britain after the United Kingdom leaves the bloc, the United Kingdom minister in charge of negotiating the divorce has said. Read More »

US backed 'moderate rebels' behead 10-year-old for 'spying'

The murder was videotaped and shared on social media, sparking outrage. A briefing by the human rights group in July has highlighted cases of people who were abducted and tortured by the Nour al-Dine Zinki Movement. Members of a Syrian rebel group that was once backed by the United States beheaded a young child in Aleppo, newly surfaced video footage has revealed. Read More »

India court warns Rahul Gandhi could face defamation trial

The Congress on Tuesday asserted that it will prove in court the connection Mahatma Gandhi's assassin had with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), saying "history can neither be changed nor rewritten". She termed as "deplorable" the Centre's inaction in helping farmers affected by acute drought, the despite Supreme Court's intervention. It said someone else can represent him. Read More »

Turkish F-16s Patrol Skies Days After Failed Coup


They include former air force commander General Akin Ozturk, who has been described as the ringleader of the foiled uprising. The Dogan agency reported Monday that 10 of them had now been remanded in custody by the courts. "So far 7,543 suspects have been detained". The numbers may change. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ on July 17th said around 6,000 suspects, including at least 2,839 soldiers and thousands of judiciary members, have been detained as part of a wide-scale operation launched ... Read More »

'I'm sorry about Sonia Kruger's stupid, inflammatory comments'


The MIA pointed out in a statement that Muslims make a contribution to Australian society on a daily basis, that there are plenty of Australian-born Muslims in the country and that security arrangements and checks are already in place to combat perceived Muslim terrorism threats. Read More »

Jon Stewart turned Stephen Colbert back into 'Stephen Colbert' last night

Upon getting to the R.N.C. stage, Colbert spoke with a straight face before an audience of almost empty chairs. The guy who did a McDonald's commercial with Grimace? "Decomposing jack-o'-lantern?" Stewart replied. Colbert is doing his Late Show live this week, following GOP convention coverage. " This week, you and me , we will witness history as the RNC crowns their orange manatee ", Colbert sang, decked out in a patriotic vest and chock-full of hilarious and freakish lyrics. Read More »

Kansas Black Lives Matter holds picnic with police instead of protest


Police officers from Wichita, Kansas and Black Lives Matter activists got together for a friendly barbecue on Sunday (July 17) called 'The First Steps Cookout'. "I hit the whip and the na-na, I got some lessons on that", says Brown. "I will never know what it's like to grow up and not trust a police officer and I think once you realize that, its a pretty profound thing that affects the way you do everything". Read More »

Britain's new govt signals PM May is serious about Brexit

She then entered Number 10 and began a reshuffle which started with Osborne being told he would not be a part of the new government and was being replaced by former Secretary of State Philip Hammond. He will not be responsible for leading Britain's European Union exit talks. The former London mayor headed the campaign for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union . Read More »

Owner of animal safari in WNY gored to death


It extended "condolences" to the Wyoming County New York Tourism and Boxler family. The Monroe County Medical Examiner has determined the death to be accidental and the cause of death multiple blunt force injuries. The Boxler family has issued a statement, noting his lifelong experience working with animals. The Animal Adventure has become a popular destination for visitors, who can take safaris to have a close encounter with hundreds of animals, including 40 exotic species. Read More »

New poll shows Clinton leading in Florida


In April, she had an 8-point advantage over Trump, 49 percent to 41 percent. The NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll issued on Friday found Clinton with high single-digit leads in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina and Virginia, media reported. Read More »

Netflix Facing Tougher Times as Subscriber Growth Slows

The company had forecast in April that subscriptions would increase by 500,000 in the United States and 2 million internationally in the second quarter. Chief executive officer Reed Hastings has raised prices by $US1 or $US2 a month for new customers and slowly imposed those on existing customers to avoid upsetting too many at once. Read More »

Venezuelans cross Colombian border to buy food, medicine

Venezuelans from all over the country traveled to the border crossing to purchase basic goods as Venezuela faces a deepening economic crisis, El Universal reported. Venezuelans cross Simon Bolivar bridge from San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela to Cucuta, Colombia, Sunday, July 17, 2016, during a temporary opening of the long-closed border. Read More »

North Korea detains person it alleges is South Korean spy

In a press conference in the North Korean capital Pyongyang, Ko Hyon-chol confessed to the accusation, saying he was trying to kidnap two North Korean female orphans and bring them to the South. South Korea's Unification Ministry said in a statement it regretted that the North had arrested a South Korean national and used him for what it described as propaganda. Read More »

Vladimir Putin may meet Turkey's Erdogan in August

The shooting down of the Russian fighter jet on the Syrian border sparked an unprecedented diplomatic crisis between Turkey and Russia, which ended last month when the two countries agreed to restore ties. Putin also expressed concerns about the safety of Russian tourists travelling in Turkey, whose numbers have significantly increased after Moscow lifted the restrictive measures against Ankara, and Erdogan vowed to take all necessary steps in that regard, according to the Kremlin press service. Read More »

David Cameron's last hours as United Kingdom prime minister

In a direct message to voters, she said: "I know you are working around the clock, I know you are doing your best and I know that sometimes life can be a struggle". Despite her opposition, she has said she won't push to reverse the decision, saying " Brexit means Brexit ". He said his government had cut the deficit, overseen economic growth and legalized same-sex marriage. Read More »

Labour leadership: Owen Smith launching challenge

Mr Corbyn won a crucial victory against rebels seeking to unseat him on Tuesday, after the party's executive committee ruled that he will automatically be included in a leadership ballot as the incumbent leader. Cardiff Central MP Jo Stevens was one of 40 MPs who refused to back a no confidence motion in Mr Corbyn little over two weeks ago, urging party members to back "stability and continuity". Read More »

Two further arrests in Nice over truck attack

The attacker's ex-wife was released from custody Sunday morning. Neighbors described the attacker as volatile, prone to drinking and womanizing and in the process of getting a divorce. She added: "The whole width of the truck was full of people in front of it and it just drove over the people and they fell, like the driver was bowling". Read More »

Britain's Labour Party rivals debate unity in drive to unseat Corbyn

JEREMY CORBYN'S chances of remaining leader of the Labour Party were boosted yesterday as his two rivals went to war live on TV. He said the party needs to "put tackling inequality right at the heart of everything that we do" and claimed to offer a "radical and credible" alternative to Mr Corbyn. Read More »

NJ GOP group protests party's stance on LGBT community

Unfortunately, this year it seems that the GOP is once again taking an archaic view on social issues. "Moments ago, the Republican Party passed the most anti-LGBT Platform in the Party's 162-year history". "When given a chance to follow the lead of our presumptive presidential nominee and reach out to the LGBT community in the wake of the bad terrorist massacre in Orlando on the gay nightclub Pulse, the Platform Committee said NO", he wrote. Read More »