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Judge drops teacher sex charges, says law unconstitutional

Judge drops teacher sex charges, says law unconstitutional Judge Thompson said that position of power 'clearly does not exist between every school employee and every student regardless of where that student is enrolled'. Witt, 44, was accused of having sex with two students, ages 17 and 18. "It's nearly absurd the way it's applied", Tuten said at the hearing. The law treats teachers and other school employees differently from other citizens, the attorne... [Full Article...]

Trump's Russia Troubles Grow As Congressional Investigators Want To Question His Secretary

Trump's Russia Troubles Grow As Congressional Investigators Want To Question His Secretary The Russia investigation continues to inch closer to the President on a daily basis as congressional investigators want to question the secretary who handles his appointments and communications. Graff is known as the gatekeeper to Trump, and her role hasn't changed much since the President took office. "Everybody knows in order to get through to him they have to go through me, so they are always... [Full Article...]

China protests USA 'freedom of navigation'

China protests USA 'freedom of navigation' Sailing within those 12 miles is meant to show that the United States does not recognise territorial claims there. The operation on Thursday punctuated that stance. "And the point of that is to demonstrate that the United States will continue to fly, sail and operate wherever worldwide law allows". This is the third time that the US Navy has conducted a "freedom of navigation operation" or "fo... [Full Article...]

Defiant Nawaz Sharif continues GT Road Rally in Lahore

Defiant Nawaz Sharif continues GT Road Rally in Lahore The journalist while reacting to the perception simmering in ruling party that a hidden hand led to the ouster of Nawaz Sharif from mainstream politics said that Sharif should unearth the plot if there was any. "Dictators rule the country for 10 years but a prime minister cannot even complete his tenure". The former premier is now leading a procession from Islamabad to Lahore, the capital of... [Full Article...]

Stephen Colbert Predicts Donald Trump's Next Duo of Nuclear War Buzz Words

Trump added that he hopes to increase the USA military budget "by many billions of dollars". Democrats in Congress, led by Rep. John Conyers Jr., sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday warning the administration that it would need congressional approval for any preemptive attack on North Korea . [Full Article...]

Trump's DC hotel reportedly turns a sizable, unexpected profit

Trump's DC hotel reportedly turns a sizable, unexpected profit Trump International visitors have spent $8.2 million on food and drinks so far at the hotel this year, beating expectations by 37.2 per cent, reports The Washington Post . Ethics experts have seen the hotel as a prime example of the problems Trump's business empire generates while he serves as president. The constitution's emoluments clause bars public officials from accepting payments from for... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation says 'a pity' United States casts doubt on Iran nuclear deal

Russian Federation says 'a pity' United States casts doubt on Iran nuclear deal Lavrov held meetings with Thailand's top officials in Bangkok on Thursday in what was seen as Russia's renewed attempt to weigh in surging disputes between the United States and allies in Asia on the one side and North Korea on the other side. [Full Article...]

Jadavpur University VC under siege as stir against student union reforms grows

Jadavpur University VC under siege as stir against student union reforms grows Students have undertaken a sit-down demonstration right outside the VC's office opposing the state government's decision to do away with elected students body on the campus. We had placed our demand before the EC that it must recognise the order as undemocratic and unacceptable, keeping in view that all university stakeholders are against the order. [Full Article...]

Many Guam Residents Aren't Worried About North Korea

After Pyongyang conducted two successful tests of an intercontinental ballistic missile last month, putting much of the mainland USA within reach, the paper warned: "Trust in the nuclear umbrella the U.S. They have said that America will be defended", stated Calvo. At Mosa's Joint, in Guam's capital Hagatna, Thursday happy hour lasts until 8 p.m. Andersen Air Force Base houses a Navy helicop... [Full Article...]

Gujarat sees two swine flu deaths, 28 cases in 24 hours

Gujarat sees two swine flu deaths, 28 cases in 24 hours The Jamnagar and Kutch districts have been worst-hit, officials said, adding that several awareness activities have been initiated in schools as a preventive measure. The previous IDSP - report till July 9 - showed that Delhi had reported only 241 swine flu cases."The sudden spike in the figures could be due to two reasons - rise in actual number of cases and registration of old cases , As Report... [Full Article...]

Ellen DeGeneres can't believe she's turning 60

Ellen DeGeneres can't believe she's turning 60 I just try to be the best person I can be'. Ellen DeGeneres has opened up about the bullying she endured after coming out as a lesbian. "I moved out of L.A., went into a severe depression, started seeing a therapist and had to go on antidepressants for the first time in my life", the host explains. [Full Article...]

Fantasy Premier League: Five players to watch this gameweek

But supporters of Arsenal and Chelsea quizzed in the survey preferred nationalism over domestic success - perhaps having already tasted the latter multiple times. The average house price for all 49 past and present Premier League football clubs has risen by 326%. Flop of the season some in the British media called him. [Full Article...]

SecDef: North Korea Must Join International Community, End Pursuit of Nukes

North Korea will continue to be grossly overmatched by the US and its allies, he said "and would lose any arms race or conflict it initiates". U.S. defence officials now believe North Korea has successfully made a miniaturised nuclear warhead that can fit inside one of its intercontinental ballistic missiles, according to a Washington Post report . [Full Article...]

Van Niekerk's golden double on track - just

Van Niekerk's golden double on track - just On Wednesday, he struggled in the 200 semifinals, finishing third in his heat and barely squeaking into the final. Botswana will hold a national holiday in honour of Isaac Makwala if he wins 200m gold at the World Championships . Urged on by the crowd, he completed his solo attempt in 20.20 seconds, well inside the target, and finished second in his semi-final about two hours later despite ru... [Full Article...]

China protests against U.S. warship sailing near disputed islands

China protests against U.S. warship sailing near disputed islands U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the USS John S McCain travelled to within 12 nautical miles of Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, among a string of islets, reefs and shoals. China has reportedly installed a missile defense system on the new islands. Washington, however, has declared it in its interest to ensure that the conflicts are resolved peacefully and that freedom... [Full Article...]

Applebee's Will Close at Least 105 Restaurants This Year

Applebee's Will Close at Least 105 Restaurants This Year The company expects that number to be between six percent and eight percent for the fiscal year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.59 EPS. This dividend amount was represent a yeild of $10.18. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 15th. As of the end of the quarter Ameriprise Financial Inc had bought a total of 3,503 shares growing its stake by 117.3%. [Full Article...]

PGGM Investments Lowers Position in Gentex Corporation (GNTX)

Whittier Trust Co.'s holdings in Gentex Corporation were worth $102,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 19th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, July 6th were given a dividend of $0.10 per share. [Full Article...]

Al Gore says 'ethical reasons' could end Donald Trump presidency early

Al Gore says 'ethical reasons' could end Donald Trump presidency early He believes that American cities, states and corporate leaders will ignore the president and meet US obligations anyway. He explained that this was because Trump's controversial decision to withdraw the U.S from a landmark worldwide agreement to tackle climate change resulted in the rest of the world and individual USA states and cities redoubling their commitments to fight global warming. [Full Article...]

MACC officers storm Komtar, head to exco's office

MACC officers storm Komtar, head to exco's office R.S.N Rayer who accompanied Phee said he was surprised by the move to detain his client, adding that the latter had extended his full cooperation to the MACC. According to sources, the documents which were seized were connected to investigations in a case involving a wood factory which had been operating for 10 years without a permit on agriculture land. [Full Article...]

China natural disaster death toll rises to 23

China natural disaster death toll rises to 23 The provincial disease control and prevention center has also sent a team to assess health risks and prevent epidemics. Tourism may prove one of the bigger casualties from a strong quake that struck a region of southwestern China whose natural beauty and Tibetan heritage draw millions of visitors each year. [Full Article...]


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