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Giant inflatable chicken with orange hair placed near White House

Giant inflatable chicken with orange hair placed near White House LEDERMAN: Well, I'm looking at the same images that you are over my shoulder. PIctures of the oversized bird began were posted on social media Wednesday afternoon from the area between the White House and Washington Monument. Since the statue's unveiling previous year, smaller copies have appeared across the United States. Tax Day March events this year have featured the chicken during p... [Full Article...]

4 policemen killed in Egypt's Sinai militant attack

4 policemen killed in Egypt's Sinai militant attack Authorities in the provincial capital were on the hunt for the attackers, said state newspaper Al Ahram . Yes, this morning, unknown gunmen opened fire on the vehicle of the police officers who went to the town of El-Arish. [Full Article...]

Kenyans vote in general election

Kenyans vote in general election Even before all the preliminary results were announced, the opposition has disputed the outcome of the elections and called the electoral commission a fraud . "Some people conspired and denied Kenyans an opportunity to elect their leaders", said Odinga. Odinga stressed that NASA would reject the preliminary results of the election, labeling them fraudulent. [Full Article...]

Former Gov. Mark White will lay in state at Capitol on Thursday

Former Gov. Mark White will lay in state at Capitol on Thursday Family, friends, and former colleagues packed Houston's Second Baptist Church Wednesday for a memorial service for former Texas Governor Mark White . Thursday, Aug. 10, 12-3 p.m. Video from former Gov. Mark White's funeral can be seen in the video player at the top of this page beginning at about 11 a.m. [Full Article...]

Clear the Shelters: A Closer Look at Paws Chicago

Clear the Shelters: A Closer Look at Paws Chicago According to a recent NBC press release , more than 75 NBC and Telemundo affiliate stations will air programming on August 19 in order to help clear the shelters and find forever homes for pets in need. This year, KTEN is joining the Clear the Shelters public service campaign to help Texomans make a love connection with their forever companion. [Full Article...]

Wicklow woman fails Australian residency test due to Irish accent

Wicklow woman fails Australian residency test due to Irish accent The vet works for a mobile equine unit between north Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Dr Kennedy took the computer-based Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic), which was approved by the Australian Government's Department of Immigration and Border Protection in 2014, and uses voice recognition technology. [Full Article...]

Texas House passes bill restricting insurance coverage of abortion

Texas House passes bill restricting insurance coverage of abortion He said his legislation would protect people who oppose abortion for "religious, philosophical and moral reasons". Debate around the bill has been heated, with Republicans saying the bill would prevent anti-choice constituents from being "forced" to pay for abortions. [Full Article...]

Augusta Chronicle sold to GateHouse Media

Augusta Chronicle sold to GateHouse Media A story on the Juneau Empire's website Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 announces its sale, along with the Homer News and the Kenai Peninsula Clarion , to GateHouse Media, Inc. Morris purchased the Juneau Empire in 1968 and went on to acquire numerous Alaska publications and radio stations. GateHouse, which already owns five daily and more than a dozen weekly newspapers in Arkansas, last month close... [Full Article...]

Tory ministers in Edinburgh for Brexit talks with Scottish Government

Tory ministers in Edinburgh for Brexit talks with Scottish Government Damian Green , the first secretary of state and Cabinet Office minister, will have talks with John Swinney, Scottish deputy first minister, and Michael Russell, Scotland's Brexit minister, in Edinburgh. May's flagship legislation to transpose all European Union laws into British statute "is a blatant power grab which would take existing competence over a wide range of devolved policy areas, incl... [Full Article...]

United States says two Cuban diplomats expelled after 'incidents' in Havana

United States says two Cuban diplomats expelled after 'incidents' in Havana The department does not have, "definitive answers on the source or cause of the incidents", said a spokesperson for Western Hemisphere Affairs. "It's caused a variety of physical symptoms in these American citizens who work for the US government". [Full Article...]

Trump Falls to His Lowest Approval Rating in Politico Poll

Other aspects of the bill enjoy less overall support, but those provisions still have more backers than opponents. Six in 10 (61 percent) support an immigration program that "would award points based on criteria such as education, English-language ability, and prospective salary". [Full Article...]

Lassa fever: Four people quarantined in Yobe

Lassa fever: Four people quarantined in Yobe LUTH said about 100 workers are being monitored. It was also learnt that a resident doctor has been infected with the disease. It was gathered that a resident doctor who took part in the autopsy have contracted the disease and is now on admission in isolation. [Full Article...]

Swiss franc, yen rise as North Korea tensions brew

The greenback was down 1.1 against the franc, its worst drop in more than six weeks. The greenback slipped 0.83 percent to a near two-week low against the Swiss franc and fell to 110.11 yen, its lowest in almost two months against the Japanese currency. [Full Article...]

Person killed by train near Odenton, MARC Penn Line service stopped

Person killed by train near Odenton, MARC Penn Line service stopped Officials say it happened around 7:16 a.m. and the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Customers can expect delays of up to 30 minutes. MDTA and Amtrak are investigating, and the D.C. More details about the fatal incident were not immediately available. Riders were able to show their tickets to the attendant at Washington Metro booth. [Full Article...]

Man charged in IN officer's slaying due in court

Man charged in IN officer's slaying due in court Brown answered with "yes, ma'am" as the judge asked him if he understood the charges and the penalties he could face if convicted. His pretrial date is set for October 4 and his jury trial is set for October 16. Prosecutors are weighing whether to seek the death penalty. Allan was shot 11 times and later died from his wounds at Eskenazi Hospital. His hearing was delayed twice because he was ... [Full Article...]

Cemex SAB de CV (CX) Shares Sold by Hodges Capital Management Inc

Cemex S.A.B.de C.V. Analysts forecast that Cemex S.A.B.de C.V. will post $0.60 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on CX shares. had a net margin of 8.34% and a return on equity of 8.94%. (NYSE:CX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. To make a proper assessment, investors seek a sound e... [Full Article...]

South Africans take to the streets ahead of no-confidence vote

South Africans take to the streets ahead of no-confidence vote As the debate proceeded, crowds massed in Cape Town to listen to the proceedings, which were streamed and broadcast live. A simple majority of 201 votes was required to remove Zuma as President of South Africa . Now, the currency will likely fall further as attention remains focused on alleged corruption , the country's weak economy and manoeuvring to succeed him as leader of the ruling Af... [Full Article...]

Harlem Globetrotter sinks 210-foot shot from helicopter in Wildwood

Harlem Globetrotter sinks 210-foot shot from helicopter in Wildwood Last year, he made a shot from the SkyCoaster on Morey's Pier . His shot marks the highest basket made from an aircraft. Bullard is one of the more popular Harlem globetrotters - a risk taker who has appeared on NBC's " American Ninja Warrior " and Travel Channel's "Man vs. [Full Article...]

State Department holds briefing amid tensions over North Korea nuclear threat

Robert Jeffress , head of the First Baptist Dallas megachurch, told CBN on Tuesday that a biblical passage in Romans allows rulers to use "whatever means necessary ― including war ― to stop evil". He has also claimed there should be a wall built around Jerusalem, telling a congregation at St John's Episcopal Church in Washington DC: "You see, God is not against building walls". [Full Article...]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time to repeal Congress' health care perk

The Trump administration has continued to pay them anyway, but if these subsidies are withdrawn, deductible and out-of-pocket costs for low-income Americans will rise exponentially. They not only pushed back immediately on the idea of ending the legislative filibuster, their leading health reform policy drafter rejected the implosion option outright. [Full Article...]


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