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Turkey puts six rights activists in custody for aiding terror group Turkey puts six rights activists in custody for aiding terror group
- July 19, 2017

Prosecutors accused the group of "committing a crime in the name of a terror organisation without being a member", Amnesty International's Turkey researcher, Andrew Gardner, told Agence France-Presse. "This is a moment of truth, for Turkey and for the global community", he added. Gunal Kursun, Ozlem Dalkiran, Veli Acu of the Human Rights Agenda Association, Ali Garavi and Peter Steudtner are among the six who were remanded in custody along with Eser. (more...)
Legislative Steps in California to Fight Global Warming Legislative Steps in California to Fight Global Warming
- July 19, 2017

Some advocates object to concessions Brown made to the oil industry and other polluters in a bid to win support from Republicans and moderate Democrats. "It was written with oil and gas lobbyists and keeps us dependent of fossil fuels". Masada Disenhouse, 350.org's United States organizing coordinator and co-founder of SanDiego350, agrees. (more...)
Frontier Airlines announces 6 new nonstop destinations from Cincinnati/Northern Ky. airport Frontier Airlines announces 6 new nonstop destinations from Cincinnati/Northern Ky. airport
- July 19, 2017

The destination additions coincide with the carrier's introduction of low-fare service to 21 new cities and 85 new routes, encompassing 90 percent of the US population. On Tuesday, Frontier Airlines announced it will launch six new cities starting this fall. Fares for that route start at $39 one-way. Currently, Frontier has flights in 81 cities, with Islip becoming the 82nd. (more...)
Croatian firefighters struggle to control blaze in Split area Croatian firefighters struggle to control blaze in Split area
- July 19, 2017

Over 700 firefighters and many locals have been battling the blaze on the ground. Several thousand firefighters are on duty every summer. A forest fire destroyed and damaged houses around Split , the second largest city in the country, reaching the city's suburbs last evening, Reuters writes , leaving some areas without water or electricity. (more...)
Why Is Donald Trump More Popular Than Hillary Clinton? Why Is Donald Trump More Popular Than Hillary Clinton?
- July 19, 2017

In contrast, 31% said Russian Federation didn't try to influence the election and just 14% said Trump aides didn't help or Trump didn't benefit from Moscow's efforts. A total of 63 percent of respondents said the meeting was inappropriate, while just 26 percent said it was appropriate. Breaking down the data, 54 percent of self-identified Republicans said Trump's behavior was befitting of the office, while 38 percent said he was unpresidential. (more...)
Muslim imam slams Israeli police measures at Al-Aqsa Muslim imam slams Israeli police measures at Al-Aqsa
- July 19, 2017

During the same two year period, Israeli forces have killed more than 254 Palestinians, a lot of them said by Israel to be attackers while others were killed in clashes with Israeli forces. It is adjacent to the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews are permitted to pray. "By refusing to enter through the metal detectors we will show we reject any measure by the occupation authority, which has no right to change the status quo". (more...)
Detwiler Fire Jumps Highway 140, More Evacuations Ordered Detwiler Fire Jumps Highway 140, More Evacuations Ordered
- July 19, 2017

The latest update on Cal Fire's website shows that the fire is burning an area of 11,000 acres (44.5 square km) and no significant containment has been completed. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the blaze sparked Sunday afternoon near Lake McClure, a reservoir about 50 miles (80 kilometers) east of Modesto, is threatening homes in a rural area. (more...)
Ex-US House speaker released from prison Ex-US House speaker released from prison
- July 19, 2017

CHICAGO - Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert was released from prison in Minnesota and transferred to a Chicago re-entry facility, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The former Speaker had been serving time in the Rochester Federal Medical Center, which provides medical care for inmates. He pleaded guilty to illegally structuring bank withdrawals to avoid reporting where he was sending funds as part of the $3.5 million settlement. (more...)
Bodies found 75 years after couple goes missing Bodies found 75 years after couple goes missing
- July 19, 2017

Now that the family believes the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Dumoulin have been found, daughter Marceline is planning on giving them the proper funeral they never had. Tschannin said the couple apparently fell into a crevasse where they remained for decades, before the melting glacier gave them up. "We spent our whole lives looking for them, without stopping" she said . (more...)
Warner Bros. Plans to Officially Announce Wonder Woman Sequel at Comic-Con Warner Bros. Plans to Officially Announce Wonder Woman Sequel at Comic-Con
- July 19, 2017

Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes - Batman, Wonder Woman , Aquaman , Cyborg and the Flash - it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions. Reports have said that the movie could be a treated as a standalone story despite being a sequel. That explains the lack of release dates after Aquaman , and the completely empty 2019 slate for DC Films. (more...)
Proposal to repeal Obamacare without replacement looks DOA Proposal to repeal Obamacare without replacement looks DOA
- July 19, 2017

That's when GOP Sens. "Inaction is not an option", Pence said in remarks to the National Retail Federation before the repeal-only plan too appeared to fail. Several Republicans expressed reservations on Tuesdayabout repealing the ACA with no replacement, a move the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected would cause 32 million people to lose health insurance by 2026, including 19 million who would lose coverage under Medicaid, the program that covers the poor, ... (more...)
Man United land Perisic and prepare for war with Liverpool Man United land Perisic and prepare for war with Liverpool
- July 19, 2017

And the 28-year-old has also made it pretty clear he wants to get the move to Old Trafford sorted sooner rather than later. He is expected to be on a plane today as the 28-year-old is set to travel to China with the rest of the Inter squad , rather than fly out to the USA to join Manchester United on their pre-season tour. (more...)
Turkish parliament to discuss state of emergency extension Turkish parliament to discuss state of emergency extension
- July 18, 2017

After dialling a number, instead of hearing a dialtone users heard a voice message from Erdogan congratulating them on the national holiday of "democracy and unity" that marks the coup's defeat. Turkey blamed the failed putsch on US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen , who denies the accusations, and vowed to root out his "virus" from state institutions. (more...)
Ed Sheeran to Appear on 'The Simpsons' Ed Sheeran to Appear on 'The Simpsons'
- July 18, 2017

On Twitter, one viewer called Ed's appearance "random" and likened it to an 'SNL skit'. This isn't the first time that Lisa Simpson has been involved with a celebrity (voice), with previous episodes seeing her fall in love with characters voiced by Michael Cera, Joshua Jackson, Frankie Muniz, and Zach Galifianakis. (more...)
Trump's Legal Team Adds Lawyer Amid Expanding Russia Investigation Trump's Legal Team Adds Lawyer Amid Expanding Russia Investigation
- July 18, 2017

The White House said the event, at 3 p.m., is part of President Trump's "America First" agenda and is created to encourage manufacturing in the U.S. Cobb did not respond to a request for comment, and a spokesman for the law firm declined to comment. But Mr. Trump has flouted his own lawyer, bragging to people around him that no one can control his actions. (more...)
Peter Dutton given control of new home affairs super ministry Peter Dutton given control of new home affairs super ministry
- July 18, 2017

The policy reasons for the reorganisation of portfolios seem less than clear; Turnbull government advisers emphasise greater co-ordination and clearer reporting lines when, for example, the AFP, ASIO and Border Force all report to the same minister. (more...)
UK Opposes Any Dialogue With North Korea Until Denuclearization Starts
- July 18, 2017

Arirang reports the two countries haven't had military talks like this since 2014. South Korea proposed military talks and family reunions with North Korea on Monday to reduce the increasing potential for conflict over Pyongyang's continued development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. (more...)
Debate Over Texas Bathroom Bill Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon Debate Over Texas Bathroom Bill Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon
- July 18, 2017

While condemning provisions in the bill that would overturn antidiscrimination ordinances passed at the city level, opponents also noted that the measure would have, and already has had, a significant economic impact on Texas. And cited a study by Angelou Economics that found by 2026, Texas could lose $5.6 billion if such a bill becomes law . "When businesses succeed, Texas communities and families succeed". (more...)
Mosquito pool tests postive for West Nile virus in Butte County Mosquito pool tests postive for West Nile virus in Butte County
- July 18, 2017

Go www.idph.state.il.us or call the Whiteside County Health Department at 815-772 7411 for more information about West Nile virus surveillance and prevention. Positive readings for the virus have also been recorded in Salt Lake County and in Uintah County. Apply EPA-registered insect repellent that contains DEET , picaridin, oil of lemon, eucalyptus, or IR3535 according to label instructions. (more...)
USA threatens China over North Korean sanctions USA threatens China over North Korean sanctions
- July 18, 2017

Military talks are likely between South Korea and North Korea, as South has extended an offer to North in this regard, after weeks of test a long-range missile by Pyongyang. Though the sources stressed that no final decisions had been made, they said China, North Korea's main trading partner, was crucial to pressuring Pyongyang to prevent it from achieving the capability of striking the United States with a nuclear-tipped missile. (more...)