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'National Disgrace!': Trump escalates attack on Mueller as jury mulls Manafort's fate

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 08:53 | Yahoo News

'National Disgrace!': Trump escalates attack on Mueller as jury mulls Manafort's fatePresident Trump on Monday escalated his attack on Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, labeling the special counsel “disgraced and discredited” and the investigation itself a “National Disgrace.”



How Kofi Annan Once Reacted To Being Mistaken For Morgan Freeman

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:01 | HuffPost

How Kofi Annan Once Reacted To Being Mistaken For Morgan FreemanWith the passing of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan,



Colorado prosecutors set to charge man for murdering family

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 06:06 | Reuters

Colorado prosecutors set to charge man for murdering familyColorado prosecutors said they plan to formally file murder charges on Monday against a man accused of killing his pregnant wife and their two young daughters, days after he told police they went missing and pleaded on TV for their safe return. Christopher Watts, 33, has been held without bond in the Weld County jail since his arrest last week for the murders of his pregnant wife Shanann Watts, 34 and two daughters, Celeste, 3, and Bella, 4. Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke will formally file charges against Watts on Monday and seek the release of an arrest affidavit, which has been under seal, that lays out details of the crime, his spokeswoman Krista Henery said in a telephone interview.



New earthquake on Indonesian island Lombok triggers landslides

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 11:13 | The Telegraph

New earthquake on Indonesian island Lombok triggers landslidesA strong earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday, triggering landslides, damaging buildings and sending people fleeing just two weeks after a tremor killed more than 480 people there. The 6.3-magnitude quake, centred in East Lombok, struck at a relatively shallow depth of seven kilometres (four miles) and was felt across the island, officials said. It was the third major quake in less than a month to rock the island, after deadly tremors on July 29 and August 5 and numerous aftershocks. "The earthquake caused people to panic and flee their houses," national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told Metro TV. "There have been no reports of death or (serious) damage but people are traumatised." At least one person suffered minor injuries while two more fainted from shock, he added. Deadly earthquake strikes Indonesia's Lombok, in pictures Landslides were reported in a national park on Mount Rinjani where hundreds of hikers had been briefly trapped after the quake in late July. The park has been closed since then. Local disaster mitigation agency spokesman Agung Pramuja said several houses and other structures in the district of Sembalun, on the slopes of Mount Rinjani, collapsed on Sunday after being damaged by the previous two quakes. The structures included checkpoints once used by trekkers climbing the mountain, Pramuja said, adding that the exact number of damaged buildings was still being checked. Residents said the latest earthquake was felt strongly in East Lombok. "I was driving to deliver aid to evacuees when suddenly the electricity pole was swaying. I realised it was an earthquake. "People started to scream and cry. They all ran to the street," East Lombok resident Agus Salim told AFP. The tremor was also felt in the island's capital Mataram and on the neighbouring resort island of Bali.



Venezuelans flee economic crisis at home

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:55 | Yahoo News Photo Staff

Venezuelans flee economic crisis at homeThe Pentagon is preparing to dispatch a hospital ship to Colombia and possibly other parts of South America to help relieve strain on health care systems overloaded by an influx of hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans. An estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled the crisis-torn country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil.



'Liberty or Death': rightwing protesters march against alleged leftwing violence in Seattle

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 08:26 | The Guardian

'Liberty or Death': rightwing protesters march against alleged leftwing violence in SeattleA man standing with members of Patriot Prayer and other groups supporting gun rights wears guns during a rally on Saturday at City Hall in Seattle. Many demonstrators at the “Liberty or Death” rally wore camouflage, body armor, helmets and insignia of the “Patriot Movement”.



Cossacks and flowers as Putin dances at Austrian minister's wedding

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:40 | Reuters

Cossacks and flowers as Putin dances at Austrian minister's weddingRussian President Vladimir Putin danced arm-in-arm with Austria's Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl at her wedding on Saturday, after receiving an invitation that opposition critics said undermined the West's stance against Moscow. Photographs showed Kneissl, 53, smiling in a long white and cream "dirndl" dress and talking to Putin as they danced in a vineyard in southern Styria province, the venue of her wedding to entrepreneur Wolfgang Meilinger. Putin - who made a toast in German at the wedding, according to the Kremlin - was pictured listening to her intently.



UK woman rescued after falling from cruise ship in Croatia

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 15:26 | Associated Press

UK woman rescued after falling from cruise ship in CroatiaPULA, Croatia (AP) — A British woman was rescued Sunday after falling from a cruise ship and spending 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea at night, Croatia's coast guard said.



ICE Says Man Detained While Driving Pregnant Wife to Hospital is Wanted for Murder in Mexico

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 08:53 | Inside Edition

ICE Says Man Detained While Driving Pregnant Wife to Hospital is Wanted for Murder in MexicoJoel Arrona-Lara was arrested for being undocumented while en route to his wife's c-section.



John Brennan Stands By His Claim That Trump’s Behavior Is ‘Treasonous’

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:36 | HuffPost

John Brennan Stands By His Claim That Trump’s Behavior Is ‘Treasonous’Former CIA Director John Brennan is sticking by his assertion that President



Switzerland mourns 'visionary and friend' Kofi Annan

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 09:29 | AFP

Switzerland mourns 'visionary and friend' Kofi AnnanAs tributes flooded in from around the world Sunday for former UN chief Kofi Annan, Switzerland mourned a "visionary" who helped bolster his adopted home's position as an international diplomatic hub. In Switzerland, where he settled after completing his second term, Annan is meanwhile widely remembered for his many deep friendships and for his contributions to securing the status of the country and especially of Geneva as a centre for world diplomacy. "Kofi Annan was a visionary and a great friend of Switzerland," Swiss President Alain Berset tweeted out shortly after the announcement Saturday.



Ariana Grande Brought To Tears While Discussing Anxiety, Manchester Bombing

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 18:36 | HuffPost

Ariana Grande Brought To Tears While Discussing Anxiety, Manchester BombingAriana Grande broke down in tears Friday during a radio interview that touched



Deadly, 40,000-foot fire tornado revealed in new videos

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:11 | Mashable

Deadly, 40,000-foot fire tornado revealed in new videosHarrowing new footage released by California's firefighting agency Cal Fire reveals the massive fire tornado that led to the death of a firefighter on July 26. The fire tornado was part of the Carr Fire that's engulfed 223,610 acres of land in Northern California so far. A report from Cal Fire breaks down the details surrounding the fiery phenomenon. SEE ALSO: A fire tornado hit California. Here's how it happened. Per the report, the tornado "was a large rotating fire plume that was roughly 1,000 feet in diameter at its base" and managed to reach a height of 40,000 feet.  In late July, we covered news of a fire tornado in the area on the evening of July 26. It's unclear whether the fire tornado in the report is the same as the one that garnered media attention at the time, according to Cal Fire.  "Observations from witnesses and other evidence suggest that either several fire tornados occurred at different locations and times, or one fire tornado formed and then periodically weakened and strengthened causing several separate damage areas," the report says. Fire tornados can happen when extreme heat spins up from the ground. As Mashable's Mark Kaufman explained at the time: Firefighters captured the disturbing video above from a helicopter, as well as footage taken from a fire engine, and from the Keswick Dam on the Sacramento River.  The Carr Fire continues to ravage parts of Shasta County and Trinity County. It is 77 percent contained, and other fires continue to rage in Northern California and other areas These fires are spurred on by extreme heat and dryness in the region. While human-caused climate change isn't necessarily the direct cause of any single weather event, like these fires, it can make extreme weather more likely now and in the future. WATCH: Scientists made an awesome error that could save our planet from plastic hell



Father, son drive through flames to escape forest fire

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 04:55 | ABC News Videos

Father, son drive through flames to escape forest fireJustin Bilton and his 70-year-old father barely escaped as the Howe Ridge Fire closed in on them in West Glacier, Montana.







Today's Horoscope

Aries Horoscope for Monday, August 20, 2018

No one is able to resist your seemingly magical powers of persuasion, Aries. You`re full of charisma, augmenting your considerable powers of persuasion. No one calls you vain when you strut your stuff. There is nothing you can`t achieve if you put your mind and heart into it. If you don`t get what you want, you have only yourself to blame. Tonight, make sure you get out of the house -- nothing exciting can happen if you don`t let it.
Taurus
People are going to think whatever they want to, Taurus, so the sooner you accept that, the better off you`ll be. Why go out of your way to prove yourself to others? You know what makes you great, and that knowledge should be all that you need. Approval from other people is overrated. Tonight is a good time to be with people you feel comfortable around. Find more compassionate ways to connect with the people you like.
Gemini

There isn`t one problem that you run across today that can stump you! You are a conduit to a seemingly endless stream of good ideas. One look into your eyes would convince anyone of your sincerity. Friends and associates are eager to help with your plans. This is the perfect time to get out that big book of projects you`ve been thinking about. Schedule a meeting with someone who has the power to say yes. Get ready to watch the positive reactions!
Cancer
Your ego has given you problems in the past; it becomes an issue yet again. Your big problem for the next few days is authority and how to deal with it. The laws that govern your life seem to take a turn for the arbitrary, if not the downright cruel. Tonight, if you can`t find something nice to say, it might be best not to say anything at all. Look both ways before you speak -- someone may be waiting for you to put your foot in your mouth.
Leo

Things are finally turning around for you, Leo, but be sure not to ruin the good vibes by coming off as arrogant. Express your high sense of self-worth by treating others with equal respect and compassion. In this generous state, love and friendship will probably come pouring back. Take your time when dealing with coworkers, especially if it takes them a while to catch on. Don`t use larger words than you have to, and try to explain things in the most basic of terms. Tonight, you`ll have fun no matter what.
Virgo
If you deal with others, expect to make small sacrifices for the common good. Your tolerance for stress may be extremely low. This is one day wherein you may have to do the bare minimum to get by. Avoid working as part of a team that may push you beyond your limits. It`s okay to say no if you explain your situation. Quit early if possible and try to get some extra sleep. Spend the evening doing as little as possible and don`t go out if you can avoid it.
Libra

As tempting as it may be, don`t hold others in suspense. Others are holding their breath for the decision you are about to make. A friendship, romance or business relationship could be permanently changed by your next action. Make sure you take your time and think things through. Take everyone`s views and opinion into consideration, but ultimately do what is right for you. Don`t be too hard on your coworkers because, once the decision is made, you`ll be under pressure to perform.
Scorpio
As usual, power struggles are a problem. Your ego can be a rough, unpredictable force. Don`t compete in any competitions if you can avoid it, Scorpio, or you may come away with your tail between your legs. Instead, spend the day doing works of philanthropy and community service to keep yourself out of trouble. A disciplined approach saves you from embarrassment. Keep a low profile until this aggressive mood passes.
Sagittarius

It might be better to take a small bite of something you crave instead of trying to avoid it altogether, Sagittarius. Forget about self-discipline -- you`re only wasting your time. You should be out there chasing rainbows, exceeding the speed limit and spoiling your inner child rotten. Placing limitations on yourself now will only lead to severe frustration and longing. Tonight, romance is in the air, and someone you know is waiting to fall in love.
Capricorn
You have an extremely harsh inner critic. You`re probably driving yourself harder than necessary. What good are the fruits of your labor if you`re too tired or ill to enjoy them? If you have trouble answering this question, seek the advice of a loved one. Learn from the voice of experience before things really get out of hand. Take time for yourself later in the day. Reworking your list of priorities may be in order. This time, make sure you put yourself higher on the list.
Aquarius

Your unique way of doing things definitely serves a purpose, Aquarius. Your idea may not be the one that is implemented, but your approach to making it work is truly original. You are far ahead of the curve today. Don`t think that no on notices. Record your actions for those who are not there to witness them. This could be the breakthrough you`ve been waiting for. There`s no need to pat yourself on the back -- others will be doing it for you soon enough.
Pisces
You may start the day out in the dark, but things start to become clearer as the day progresses. You`ll understand more about what you`re doing -- and why. This is the ideal time to renew your efforts rather than give up. The key to your success may be repetition. If you repeat yourself enough, others will start to get it. Don`t feel as though you have to talk down to a large audience when explaining your theories. They understand more than you think they do.