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Obama ‘tired’ of talking about Trump

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 09:42 | Dylan Stableford

Obama ‘tired’ of talking about Trump"I don’t have to make the case against her opponent," the president said at a Democratic fundraiser on Martha's Vineyard. "Because every time he talks he makes the case against his own candidacy."

Milwaukee cop ‘personally’ knew man he shot from high school, sister says

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:34 | Michael Walsh

Milwaukee cop ‘personally’ knew man he shot from high school, sister saysThe Milwaukee police officer who shot and killed Sylville Smith last weekend, touching off a firestorm in the city, may have known him from high school. The man’s sister, Sherelle Smith, 22, told WITI-TV that her family knows the cop in question from his time at Pulaski High School, even though the Milwaukee Police Department has not publicly identified him. On Saturday, the unidentified police officer opened fire on her brother, 23, and struck him in the chest and arm.

Glass-coated kite string kills 3 people in India's capital

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:26 | Associated Press

Glass-coated kite string kills 3 people in India's capitalNEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police say three people, including two children, have died after their throats were slashed by glass-coated kite string used in competitions to bring down the kites of rivals.

Factbox: 10 facts about Boko Haram and Nigeria's missing Chibok schoolgirls

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:06 | Reuters

Factbox: 10 facts about Boko Haram and Nigeria's missing Chibok schoolgirlsThe first of more than 200 abducted Chibok schoolgirls to be rescued from Boko Haram after two years in captivity in northeast Nigeria said on Tuesday that she just wants to go home. In her first interview, Amina Ali spoke to the Thomson Reuters Foundation in the capital of Abuja, where she and her baby daughter have been held by since her rescue in May for what the government has called a "restoration process". Ali said was not sure whether she would return to education and that she did not know when she would be able to go home.

Russia launches first Syria raids from Iran base

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:09 | AFP

Russia launches first Syria raids from Iran baseRussia said Tuesday its warplanes flew out of an Iranian airbase for the first time to bomb jihadist groups in Syria, as fighting raged for control of the ravaged city of Aleppo. The deployment marks a major switch in the bombing campaign the Kremlin launched in September to support Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, as until now Moscow had only flown raids out of its bases in Syria and Russia. Washington, which heads a separate coalition fighting IS jihadists in Syria and Iraq, said it was warned of the raid ahead of time as required by a mutual agreement on flight safety.

Miracle Bride Ditches Wheelchair at Her Wedding, Despite Once Being Paralyzed: 'I Danced to Every Song'

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:50 | Inside Edition

Miracle Bride Ditches Wheelchair at Her Wedding, Despite Once Being Paralyzed: 'I Danced to Every Song'Jaquie Goncher, 25, said she was especially determined to dance at her wedding, which "definitely sparked the initial drive to get back in the gym."

Navajo Nation sues EPA over metal sludge from Colorado mine spill

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:00 | Reuters

Navajo Nation sues EPA over metal sludge from Colorado mine spillThe Navajo Nation sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, one year after 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater spilled into three states from an abandoned Colorado gold mine. In a court filing, the Navajo tribe alleged the EPA and other parties "recklessly" burrowed into the Gold King Mine in 2015, releasing waste into water upstream from the tribe's land. A year later, the waterways remain contaminated and the Navajo people have yet to be compensated, according to the complaint that also names EPA contractor Environmental Restoration, the Kinross Gold Corp and Sunnyside Gold Corp. "One of the Navajo people's most important sources of water for life and livelihood was poisoned with some of the worst contaminants known to man, including lead and arsenic," Navajo Nation said in the 48-page complaint filed in the U.S. District Court of New Mexico.

Trump campaign insiders explain their war on the media

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:38 | Hunter Walker

Trump campaign insiders explain their war on the mediaThe Trump campaign’s email blast war against what it considers biased reporting is about to resume, according to its commander, senior communications adviser Jason Miller. The emails, labeled “MEDIA BIAS OFFENDER” in screaming capital letters, began showing up in reporters’ inboxes on Aug. 3 and continued for five days. Miller said they will return, perhaps as soon as Tuesday night.

Oklahoma man jailed in killing accused of anti-Muslim rants

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 20:13 | Associated Press

Oklahoma man jailed in killing accused of anti-Muslim rantsTULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man suspected of fatally shooting a male neighbor was accused of harassing and shouting anti-Muslim slurs at the man's family, who are actually Christians from Lebanon, and of trying to run over the man's mother with his vehicle.

China launches world first quantum satellite

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 03:57 | AFP

China launches world first quantum satelliteChina launched the world's first quantum satellite on Tuesday, state media reported, in an effort to harness the power of particle physics to build an "unhackable" system of encrypted communications. The launch took place at 1:40 am in the southwestern Gobi Desert, the official Xinhua news service said, and comes as the US, Japan and others also seek to develop applications for the burgeoning technology. Beijing has poured enormous resources into the race, one of several cutting edge projects the world's second largest economy has pursued as part of its massive national investment in advanced scientific research, on everything from asteroid mining to gene manipulation.

US education secretary touts school diversity efforts

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:39 | Associated Press

US education secretary touts school diversity effortsHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A network of magnet schools in Connecticut can serve as a model for achieving the kind of diversity that is lacking in too many American schools, U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said Wednesday.

Cisco to lay off about 14,000 employees: tech news site CRN

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:14 | Reuters

Cisco to lay off about 14,000 employees: tech news site CRNCisco, which is due to report fourth-quarter results later on Wednesday, is expected to announce the cuts within the next few weeks, the report said. Intel Corp said in April that it would slash up to 12,000 jobs globally, or 11 percent of its workforce. San Jose-based Cisco is facing sluggish spending by telecom carriers and enterprises on network switches and routers, its main business.

Southern California wildfire forces evacuations

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:26 | Yahoo News Photo

Southern California wildfire forces evacuationsA wildfire broke out Tuesday and spread at a staggering pace in every direction through drought-parched canyons east of Los Angeles, burning at least a dozen buildings ? The blaze that began as a small patch of flame next to Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass had scorched 15,000 acres of the San Bernardino Mountains. “The smoke is on the desert floor,” said Eric Sherwin of the San Bernardino County Fire Department.

The U.S. Helped Birth South Sudan. Now Americans Are Being Beaten and Targeted by Its Troops.

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 21:27 | Foreign Policy Magazine

The U.S. Helped Birth South Sudan. Now Americans Are Being Beaten and Targeted by Its Troops.A brutal assault on American and other foreign aid workers in Juba marks a new low for a supposed U.S. ally and the state of U.N. peacekeeping.

Today's Horoscope

What's special today for you

Your birthday on the 18th day of the month suggests than you are one who can work well with a group, but still remain someone who needs to maintain individual identity. There is a humanistic or philanthropic approach to business circumstances in which you find yourself. You may have good executive abilities, as you are very much the organizer and administrator. You are broad-minded, tolerant and generous; a compassionate person that can inspire others with imaginative ideas. Some of your feelings may be expressed, but even more of them are apt to be repressed. Theodore Roosevelt, Greta Garbo, Richard Nixon, George Stephenson were born under the number 9.
What was that all about? You said jump and they jumped. You made your demands, and they demanded more of your leadership. You`re a little stunned, but don`t let it slow you down. If you lose your edge, you might be losing more opportunities than you can imagine. The good news is that you can look forward to another chance. The next few days will bring more of this sudden, improbable success. History is playing out, and you`re definitely playing the hero. The role suits you so well. Get used to the idea that you`re just getting started.

Don`t pack your bags and hit the highway just yet. You still know a few tricks that this crowd hasn`t seen. Work your magic to cast the best light with the friendliest shadows. Leave them all smiling instead of feeling afraid. The idea is to identify a goal and set yourself up as the only person who can meet it. You`re a master at framing the issues to make yourself look good. Once you inspire personal loyalty, your work is almost done. You could offer a course on the side to interested professionals in related fields.
Relax from your recent bout of tense uncertainty. Slowly unclench yourself as the day goes by. It`s hard to believe that your efforts are paying off, but the evidence is all around you. Parties that once stood on the brink of war are now trading favors like civilized human beings. Elements that never matched are orbiting each other in strange but appealing harmony. You see the old obstacles in a new light. You didn`t do it all, but you did enough to get the ball rolling in the right direction. Certain people that once opposed your methods can be your friends again.

Life as you know it is fundamentally different. Unless you`re close enough to feel the tide, water that flowed under this bridge won`t be coming back the other way. Change shouldn`t worry you, but it does. You hate to admit that you`re feeling left out of events that you don`t understand. The world has a new look to match these deeper shifts. Surely others can see beneath the veneer of style. Do the same ambiguities trouble them? You want to talk about this, but the usual outlets are closed. Before putting on the new uniform, consider how it will feel.
Good times lie ahead of you or maybe just around the corner. You can smell them even if you can`t see them yet. Although you have nothing but high hopes, it could be a few hours before you get up to speed. Don`t worry, you`ll live. You might even use this delayed launch to take a better measure of your likely playmates and opponents. Some of them know this drill better than you do. You`re not too proud to ask for guidance. And once you`re ready to go, you`ll know exactly what to expect of these people.

Think fast. All is not lost. In fact, you just made an essential discovery. Now you know that you have an out, although it`s not a path that you`d normally choose. Call it an act of liberation or a lifestyle shift. Make a trade between something that you may not use for years (if ever) and something that you need right now. Pack rats contemplate the warrior`s way and decide that they could get used to living from hand to mouth. For those still struggling with the idea, this is a qualified win, not a loss. It`s all in the definition.
Another burden falls on your shoulders. You look so capable that people are willing to trust you with more than you want. Some are probably taking advantage of your good nature or sterling professionalism. Can you prove it? And if so, what can you do about it? At first you seem to be getting a bad deal, but it all adds up when you revisit the paperwork. You didn`t think you bit off more than you could chew, although it`s taking far too long to process this mouthful. Check with your dentist to be sure that all is well.

The differences between right and wrong have never been so clearly spelled out in black and white. Although you might not usually make a study of law and order, you recognize that the one who makes the rules defines the crimes. Your first impulse veers more toward payback than forgiveness. Either you`re less tolerant these days, or somebody else has bigger problems with you than usual. Social philosophies shift as times get harder or easier. Radical opposites see eye to eye on certain matters. Who thought you`d ever see the day when that would happen?
Identity is destiny. Who you are determines the hand you`re dealt, although some say it`s the other way around. You fit easily into certain roles, but you can also decide not to play them. Maybe you know a better way. Maybe you`re just convinced that there has to be one. You can only decide for yourself, though. Others will join or shun your quest for reasons that might never be clear. Don`t claim to know the shape of someone`s soul after a short conversation. You know how you`d feel if you were the one being judged.

Now you know that something greater than you controls the Universe. Despite your best efforts and firm assurances to the contrary, the times are a-changin`. It looks like some people have resurrected private agendas. Yes, it means that you might have to work harder to be taken more seriously. If you really have to change that situation, then change it you will. Just keep a cool head.
You`re mischievous and impatient. Your friends throw you a bone just to get you off their backs. Would a sneak preview keep you happy until the main event? You enjoy being a nuisance, although there may not be much of a percentage in that. Who told you that there would be? Control yourself and just maybe you`ll get more of what you want. There`s nothing wrong with relying on conventional institutions that are performing without a hitch. If you can make it to the bank today, maybe you should leave your money there instead of stuffing it in the mattress.

The formerly immortal are now having second thoughts about their shelf life. There might be a sign that your undisputed reign is finally at an end. Truth be told, you`re a little relieved to get a break from it all. Luckily, you have the time to worry about your final gesture. Split the difference and come up with a unique exit strategy that spells your name. Instead of trying to predict the whims of posterity, do something that seems appropriate for now. See how it plays out and let that influence how you develop your other good ideas for next time.