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U.S. citizen sentenced to 10 years in Iran for spying U.S. citizen sentenced to 10 years in Iran for spying
- July 18, 2017

Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Tehran on Sunday, Mohseni Ejei said Fereydoun, who is the president's brother and top aide, was sent to prison because he failed to put up bail set by the Judiciary on Saturday. "He was arrested in Iran last summer", says Daniel Day, the assistant vice president of the university's communications office "Since his arrest, the university has worked with Mr. (more...)
IL governor says schools will open despite funding fight IL governor says schools will open despite funding fight
- July 18, 2017

Rauner plans to remove what he calls a bailout of Chicago's broken teacher pension system from the bill and instead provide adequate and equitable funding for students in IL no mater the zip code. The legislation passed both the Illinois House and Senate, but without veto-proof majorities. Referring to the long-time speaker of the IL house as "ruthless" "cold blooded" and even "a tyrant", Rauner said Madigan was to blame for school officials across the state concerned whether the state ... (more...)
Joe Biden coming to Ann Arbor's Michigan Theater on national book tour Joe Biden coming to Ann Arbor's Michigan Theater on national book tour
- July 18, 2017

It's scheduled to bring Biden to Orpheum Madison on December 10. According to The New York Times , Biden is set to travel to 19 cities across the United States, starting on November 13, to host panel discussions with local leaders. Biden will appear on November 20 at 7:30 p.m.at the theatre. As part of the tour , Biden will share "how the loss of his son Beau tested his resolve, and how he is finding new goal in a time of uncertainty", according to its Facebook page . (more...)
Feds Appeal Travel Ban Ruling to Supreme Court Feds Appeal Travel Ban Ruling to Supreme Court
- July 18, 2017

The Trump administration defined the relationships as people who had a parent, spouse, fiance, son, daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling already in the U.S. "By this decision, the district court has improperly substituted its policy preferences for the national security judgments of the Executive branch in a time of grave threats, defying both the lawful prerogatives of the Executive Branch and the directive of the Supreme Court", Sessions said. (more...)
UK Plans Age Verification For Porn Websites From 2018 UK Plans Age Verification For Porn Websites From 2018
- July 18, 2017

As part of the country's Digital Economy Act and efforts to protect children, the United Kingdom will begin requiring online pornography sites to verify visitor ages, though many specific details on how the identity checks will be enforced remain unclear. (more...)
Watchdog group wins access to Mar-a-Lago visitor records Watchdog group wins access to Mar-a-Lago visitor records
- July 18, 2017

However, a federal court in NY has ordered the DHS to release Mar-a-Lago's records. According to CREW, the DHS has said that it has no visitor records for Trump Tower, Trump's New York City home base that was vaulted into the news yet again last week when Donald Trump Jr. (more...)
Dhoni Welcomes Back Csk In Style! Dhoni Welcomes Back Csk In Style!
- July 18, 2017

The two-times IPL champions are looking to retain its old team which played with them for 7-consecutive years and their prime focus is their evergreen captain, MS Dhoni . After leading CSK for nearly eight years, Dhoni represented Rising Pune Supergiant that first played and lost their maiden IPL final in 2017 by only one run against Mumbai Indians. (more...)
Carolina Panthers fire GM Dave Gettleman in shocking move Carolina Panthers fire GM Dave Gettleman in shocking move
- July 18, 2017

Although he has been a part of seven Super Bowl teams and 16 playoff sides, the 66-year-old has been let go by Carolina . But Carolina was 6-10 last season a year after reaching Super Bowl 50 , where it lost to Denver. Norman signed with Washington . Gettleman also could have shown a softer touch when dealing with players, especially two of the best in franchise history in Steve Smith and DeAngelo Williams . (more...)
McConnell delays health-care vote as McCain recovers from surgery McConnell delays health-care vote as McCain recovers from surgery
- July 18, 2017

Those additions have not yet garnered the support of 50 votes to even start debate on the bill. "After all these years of suffering under Obamacare, the republican senators must keep their promise!" wrote Donald Trump in a series of four tweets from Paris, where he attended the parade of the 14 July at the invitation of the French president Emmanuel Macron. (more...)
Incredible video shows dog rescuing drowning fawn Incredible video shows dog rescuing drowning fawn
- July 18, 2017

The video shows the dog swimming to shore while grabbing a large fawn in its mouth. "He started nudging it with his nose and started pulling it to make sure she was gonna be OK", Freeley said. He knew what Storm went through and felt his pain. The fawn was taken to the Save The Animals Rescue (STAR) Foundation. She ran about a mile on the beach to help. (more...)
Amid Sikkim standoff, China holds advance military exercise near Arunachal Pradesh Amid Sikkim standoff, China holds advance military exercise near Arunachal Pradesh
- July 18, 2017

According to the report by CCTV , the brigade has always been stationed around the middle and lower reaches of the Brahmaputra (Yarlung Zangbo in Chinese) River which flows into India and Bangladesh and is responsible for frontline combat missions. (more...)
Forecasters Watching Two Potential Storms in Atlantic Forecasters Watching Two Potential Storms in Atlantic
- July 18, 2017

Even if no cyclone forms, the system is expected to dump heavy rain on the Lesser Antilles. It will be battling dry air and strong wind shear over the Caribbean, which will likely hinder further tropical development. Maximum sustained winds are at 40 mph, and storm-force winds reach out 25 miles from the center. Its chance of formation is around 20 percent within the next two days, or 30 per cent in the next five days. (more...)
Jordan sentences solider who killed three United States trainers to life in prison Jordan sentences solider who killed three United States trainers to life in prison
- July 18, 2017

Jordan hosts troops, including trainers, from the US and other countries as part of the anti-IS battle. The defendant has said he felt no animosity towards Americans and opened fire because he believed the base was coming under attack. (more...)
Department of Homeland Security authorizes 15000 additional H-2B visas Department of Homeland Security authorizes 15000 additional H-2B visas
- July 18, 2017

The temporary visas had previously been capped at 66,000 for the fiscal year. Petitioners seeking to hire more visa workers must prove their businesses would sustain " irreparable harm " if they're unable to bring in the foreign workers. (more...)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects proposal on refugee limit German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects proposal on refugee limit
- July 18, 2017

A limit on the number of refugees also featured in the CSU's separate legislative programme, "the Bavarian plan". Calling European Union membership one of Germany's biggest strengths, Merkel said last year's Brexit decision and elections in France and the Netherlands, in which pro-European parties defeated populist candidates, had changed her perspective. (more...)
Nitish Kumar wants plan for management of sewage water in Bihar Nitish Kumar wants plan for management of sewage water in Bihar
- July 18, 2017

The rift in the alliance deepened when Mr Lalu Yadav had rejected Mr Kumar's demand and said: " Tejashwi Yadav will not step down from the post under any circumstances". "The BJP will be standing with him on his decision on this issue". Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday instructed officials to prepare a plan for management of sewage water and said it can be used in irrigation to augment agriculture. (more...)
After discussion, Macron says Trump 'understood' importance of Paris climate deal
- July 18, 2017

Macron also revealed that Trump could consider a new approach to the global accord. Trump and Macron have sharply differing views on a range of issues, most notably the Paris accord, the climate change pact that Trump renounced six weeks ago. (more...)
Car Lands On Roof Of St. Louis Home Car Lands On Roof Of St. Louis Home
- July 17, 2017

July 16-The scene at a St. Louis home on Sunday was more like something out of a Hollywood action film than the typical response call for firefighters . 'It was determined that it was viable. "We had accessed the roof and the structure to see if it was safe to get on the roof", Arras said. We put just enough on the roof to make the extrication and get off'. (more...)
Mike McCray Named To 2017 Butkus Award Watch List Mike McCray Named To 2017 Butkus Award Watch List
- July 17, 2017

UGA senior outside linebackers Davin Bellamy and Lorenzo Carter have been named to the 2017 Butkus Award Watch List , The Butkus Foundation announced on Monday. This will be The Paul Hornung Award's second year as an associate member of the prestigious National College Football Awards Association. "We have a terrific Watch List again this year", said Paul Hornung, namesake of the Award, who legendary Coach Vince Lombardi called "the most versatile man ever to play the game". (more...)
Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) Shares Bought by Snow Capital Management LP
- July 17, 2017

About 2 shares traded. It has underperformed by 1.41% the S&P500. Petroleum & Resources Corp decreased Valero Energy Corp (VLO) stake by 4.3% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Fisher Asset Management, LLC now owns 117,222 shares worth $7,908,000. The counter witnessed a trading volume of 2.88 million shares versus an average volume of 4.2 million shares during last trading session. (more...)