• United States navy fires warning shots as Iranian vessel speeds towards them
United States navy fires warning shots as Iranian vessel speeds towards them

The Iranian ship continued its approach and the USS Thunderbolt again sounded five short blasts, and then warning shots in front of the Iranian vessel. It said the Thunderbolt fired into the air "with the intention to provoke and create fear". Tense naval encounters are not uncommon between Iranian and U.S.

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  • Rauner calls lawmakers back to Springfield
Rauner calls lawmakers back to Springfield

Rauner reiterated his call on Monday morning for IL lawmakers to send him a school funding overhaul by noon, saying he will call a special session this week if it's not on his desk. "They want to take money away from our low income kids all around our state and divert it to a pension payment that is just fundamentally wrong for our children" he sai...

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  • California Teen Arrested For DUI After Streaming Crash That Killed Her Sister
California Teen Arrested For DUI After Streaming Crash That Killed Her Sister

Obdulia Sanchez aimed the camera phone at her face as she rapped along to the song blaring over the radio and tried to control the auto she was driving on a road in California's Central Valley. Watch the live stream above. "This is the last thing I wanted to happen, OK?" 'I recorded it and posted it mainly because as someone who uses Snapchat ...

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  • More clashes as tensions rise over Jerusalem
More clashes as tensions rise over Jerusalem

Over 300 people participated in a peaceful assembly in Jalan Tun Razak here today, to protest against Israel's latest act of violence at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Israel captured East Jerusalem , along with its holy sites, from Jordan in the 1967 war and then annexed the area in a move that was never internationally recognized.

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  • San Bernardino County's unemployment rate increases to 5.4 percent in June
San Bernardino County's unemployment rate increases to 5.4 percent in June

Overall, the state lost about 1,400 non-farming jobs in June. California has now gained a total of 2,516,700 jobs since the economic expansion began in February 2010. This followed a revised gain of 24,800 jobs in May. The sector that saw the most growth between May and June was leisure and hospitality which added 2,900 jobs.

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  • Polish senators approve legal changes amid protests
Polish senators approve legal changes amid protests

The reform bill will empower parliament and the justice minister to appoint judges to the Supreme Court.The opposition, critics in Brussels and judges' groups in Poland say the legislation is a new step by the Polish government towards authoritarianism.

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  • Kuwait expels Iranian diplomats over 'terror links'
Kuwait expels Iranian diplomats over 'terror links'

Kuwaiti officials maintained the plot was meant to destabilize Kuwait by creating dissention in Shi'ite communities within the predominantly Sunni country. State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Sabah, who is also acting information minister, confirmed Kuwait had taken diplomatic action against Iran.

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  • USA working to solve Al-Aqsa crisis: Fatah official
USA working to solve Al-Aqsa crisis: Fatah official

The two Israeli security guards and the three Arab Israelis died in the attack . One man was lightly wounded in the Saturday shooting , the Israeli military said . Muslims had been praying outside the mosque, Islam's third holiest site, to protest Israeli restrictions on the compound, including metal detectors.

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  • Politics behind separate flag for K'taka issue
Politics behind separate flag for K'taka issue

At present, no state except Jammu and Kashmir has a flag, and the move has evoked a sharp reaction from the BJP which has dubbed it anti-national. He said if BJP is opposing the initiative, they are open to say that they are against a state flag. "It is meant only for Karnataka and is not given any official recognition by the Constitution or ...

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  • Former US House Speaker Freed
Former US House Speaker Freed

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Hastert is under the supervision of a residential re-entry management field office based in Chicago. It's where he'll complete his 15-month sentence. In addition to the prison sentence, Hastert also was eventually ordered to pay $250,000 to a victims fund. Hastert could not be prosecuted for the sex abuse bec...

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  • Officer shoots and kills woman in Fulton
Officer shoots and kills woman in Fulton

The woman, Justine Damond , was originally from Australia and lived in Minneapolis with her fiancé Don Damond . Police said at a press conference Sunday that they were responding to an "unknown trouble" call when the shooting occurred.

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  • USA to admit 15000 additional temporary workers this year: DHS
USA to admit 15000 additional temporary workers this year: DHS

Earlier this year Congress voted to allow Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to offer more than the annual limit of 66,000 such visas. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly had expressed reluctance to be the decider on the issue and has mentioned plans to find a long-term solution , but after he consulted with Secretary of Labor Alexan...

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  • Second round of Brexit talks to get under way
Second round of Brexit talks to get under way

European Union Chief negotiator Michel Barnier and UK Brexit Secretary David Davis British are leading their envoys in talks to minimize economic and social disruption. As doubt for and objection to Brexit continue, progress favorable to those in support of the breaking away has been made, creating a silver lining for the closely watched se...

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  • South Korean President Moon Jae-In calls for rare talks with North
South Korean President Moon Jae-In calls for rare talks with North

Many died without getting a chance to see or hear from their families on the other side of the heavily-fortified border, across which all civilian communication is banned. "The last such reunions were almost two years ago". Pyongyang cut off military communication in the Yellow Sea (known as West Sea in Korea) in February past year, in response t...

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  • Two Charged With Murder In Case Of 4 Missing In Pennsylvania
Two Charged With Murder In Case Of 4 Missing In Pennsylvania

Teens regularly circulated DiNardo's number, he told the newspaper. The next day, Meo's mother reported him missing. The men will be at separate jails so they can not communicate with one another. DiNardo, whose parents own the farm, remained in custody on $5 million cash bail, accused so far only of a gun possession charge and trying to sell o...

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  • Chinese Customs reports imports drop from North Korea
Chinese Customs reports imports drop from North Korea

It, among other things, would impose U.S. sanctions on all those participating in North Korean labour trafficking abuses. The North Korean foreign ministry threatened Friday to take "corresponding measures" if the U.N. Imports from North Korea are declining every month beginning March. President Trump and administration officials have grown...

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  • Amarnath Yatra Attack: US condemns cowardly attack, vows to combat terror
Amarnath Yatra Attack: US condemns cowardly attack, vows to combat terror

The group said India was behind the attack, "to sabotage the freedom struggle of Kashmiris" and fulfill "its nefarious agenda" to crush the popular anti-India rebellion. Dorokhin further said, "our joint efforts and unity in developing our cooperation will be the basis for ensuring security in Eurasia". "The terrorists are frustrated at the back to...

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  • Manhunt Underway for Triple Murder Suspect in North Alabama
Manhunt Underway for Triple Murder Suspect in North Alabama

The suspect's vehicle is a black 2007 Lincoln Navigator with Florida tag # 689NFN. Crime Scene: Police issued a shelter-in-place alert for Gardendale on Wednesday morning, but now say they believe the shooter has fled the area. The girl, according to public records, had been seeing a therapist and the therapist called the mother with concerns...

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  • U.S. to test anti-missile system amid N Korea tensions
U.S. to test anti-missile system amid N Korea tensions

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency said a ballistic missile target was launched north of Hawaii. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD ) is an anti-ballistic missile system created to intercept both short- and intermediate-range missiles with a range of up to 1,860 miles.

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  • Russian Federation is threatening to expel dozens of USA diplomats
Russian Federation is threatening to expel dozens of USA diplomats

The paper also reports that while the administration plans to seize the American summer house in a forest region outside of Moscow and a warehouse in the center of the city, it will not touch the residence of the American ambassador and the American global school in St.

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  • Air Canada jet in close call at San Francisco airport
Air Canada jet in close call at San Francisco airport

Peter Fitzpatrick, an Air Canada spokesman, said Flight AC759 from Toronto "landed normally without incident" after circling back. The taxiway is less than 70 meters from the runway which is the closest allowable proximity for commercial jets.

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  • Percent of Liberal Democrats Say Churches Bad for America: Pew
Percent of Liberal Democrats Say Churches Bad for America: Pew

Interestingly, the more money made, the less positive Republicans surveyed view higher ed. Forty-six percent making under $30,000 view college positively; for those making between $30,000 and $74,999, that number dips to 34%. Only 36% felt that colleges have a positive impact. White evangelical Protestant Christians were most likely (80 p...

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  • Sharing firm loses most of its 300000 umbrellas
Sharing firm loses most of its 300000 umbrellas

Sharing E Umbrella, modelled after popular bicycle-sharing platforms, launched in April with an investment of 10 million yuan ($1.9 million) and by the end of June had rolled out in 11 mainland Chinese cities including Shanghai, Nanjing, Guangzhou and Nanchang.

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  • Cardinal Pell back in Australia to face abuse charges
Cardinal Pell back in Australia to face abuse charges

Pell (Australia's most senior Catholic) arrived Sydney ahead of his first court appearance later this month to answer for the charges brought against him by Australian police. He took the Vatican role in 2014. Police have said the accusations relate to alleged "historic" incidents. Pell told an Australian government inquiry into institutional...

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  • First day
First day "Summer of Hell" Commute

Cuomo announced Sunday. New Jersey Transit spokesman Charles Ingoglia (ihn-GOH'-lee-uh) says Monday morning was a success, but there is room for improvement. Transit officials announced at Penn Station that the train had derailed. The repairs are expected to last through August. Some commuters are preparing for a " summer of hell ", given s...

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  • Besiktas fans besiege Diego Costa's Instagram
Besiktas fans besiege Diego Costa's Instagram

Just don't tell Besiktas fans. The rather innocuous post of the player with a friend outside a restaurant has led to over 185,000 likes and a record number of comments - nearly all of which have called for the Brazil-born striker to make the move to Turkey.

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  • White House pays women 80 cents for every dollar paid to men
White House pays women 80 cents for every dollar paid to men

Even still, the average salary for men working in the White House is $104,000 annually, while it's $83,000 for women. White House senior staffers are sworn in on January 22, 2017. Around 47 percent of the 359 regular employees at the White House are women - and 53 per cent men. According to the U.S. Labor Department, American women earn 82 cen...

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  • Jean-Claude Juncker criticises 'ridiculous' European Parliament
Jean-Claude Juncker criticises 'ridiculous' European Parliament

He was interrupted by Tajani , who sharply told him to show a more respectful attitude, saying: "You may criticise the parliament, yes, but the commission does not control the parliament, it is parliament who should control the commission".

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  • State elections commission: Feds must pay for voter info
State elections commission: Feds must pay for voter info

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh on Monday said the Maryland State Board of Elections should not comply with a White House panel's sweeping request for voter data. But even Wolf noted that, like any other citizen, the commission can purchase a public voter file from Pennsylvania. In Maryland, leading Democrats, including Baltimore County E...

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  • Iran signs multi-billion-dollar gas deal with French energy giant Total
Iran signs multi-billion-dollar gas deal with French energy giant Total

IRNA on Monday quoted Kardor as saying that with oil at $50 a barrel, Iran can make $84 billion from the gas deal with Total by the end of the term of the contract. The contract has a 20-year duration, extendable by another five years. Total said it plans to invest an initial $2 billion for the first stage of the 20-year project.

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  • Scattered showers and thunderstorms into tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms into tonight

Rain and thunderstorms are expected throughout the Capital Region tonight . Some of the storms could be severe. A complex of thunderstorms over the Arkansas Ozarks will treck towards Northwest Alabama overnight. Mostly cloudy with early showers. West wind around 5 miles per hour. This storm will be near Meriden and Durham around 6:55, Middletown...

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  • Indian opposition to boycott tax launch
Indian opposition to boycott tax launch

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley delivered a short address in which he called GST an "important achievement for the entire country". Talking about the GST rollout, Minister of State for Finance Santosh Gangwar said it is a big economic reform for the country.

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  • Turkey-Germany relations getting tense ahead of G20 summit in Hamburg
Turkey-Germany relations getting tense ahead of G20 summit in Hamburg

Speaking after meetings with her counterparts from France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Norway, and EU representatives, Merkel said Thursday she "regrets" the USA decision but that the European G-20 participants are "united" in their support for the agreement.

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  • FBI Agent Indicted In Fatal Shooting Of Rancher During Oregon Standoff
FBI Agent Indicted In Fatal Shooting Of Rancher During Oregon Standoff

On Jan. 2, 2016, Ammon Bundy , the son of Cliven Bundy, who was known for the 2014 Bundy standoff in Bunkerville, Nev., and six co-defendants seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and occupied it for 41 days. by failing to disclose that he had fired two rounds during the attempted arrest of Robert LaVoy Finicum", the indictment reads . Th...

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  • ISIS Resistance 'Steadily' Increases as SDF Push Farther Into Raqqa
ISIS Resistance 'Steadily' Increases as SDF Push Farther Into Raqqa

Either way, "welcoming" Syria to try to take back parts of Syria held by ISIS is insincere so long as United States forces are going to attack them for doing so. Meanwhile Turkey, which views the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) which fights alongside the SDF as terrorists, is angry at the USA for supplying weapons to the SDF.

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