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15 states want EPA to enforce stricter ozone limits

15 states want EPA to enforce stricter ozone limits It reversed a decision Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A. administrator, made in June to put off an October 1 deadline for designating which areas of the country met new ozone standards. A House bill approved last month seeks to delay the 2015 rules at least eight years. The measure has not yet been brought to a vote in the Senate. "The EPA's reversal - following our lawsuits - is an important win for the... [Full Article...]

Man fired at Chinese Consulate in LA before taking own life

Man fired at Chinese Consulate in LA before taking own life Lopez says no one else was injured in the shooting. Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Mike Lopez said that a Chinese national, who is yet to be identified, fatally shot himself in his vehicle after the shooting. citizen originally from China was arrested after he opened fire at the same building with a handgun. According to China's official Xinhua news agency, the gunman was of A... [Full Article...]

The Transcript Of Trump's Call With Malcolm Turnbull Has Leaked

The deal, which Turnbull described in detail on the call and was seeking to confirm with the new president, obliged the United States to "look and examine and take up to and only if they so choose - 1,250 to 2,000" refugees which Australia has had interned on the islands of Nauru and Manus for more than three years. [Full Article...]

Trump Blames Congress For Russia Chill

His post comes just a day after a United States bill imposing fresh sanctions against Russian Federation was overwhelmingly agreed by the country's lawmakers. Moscow has already ordered the USA to slash staff at its diplomatic mission in Russian Federation by 755 personnel in response. That desire has been stymied by U.S. [Full Article...]

Sheriff: Mom, 2 kids captive in Virginia home for 2 years

Sheriff: Mom, 2 kids captive in Virginia home for 2 years When deputies arrived at the home, a man greeted them and appeared to be reluctant to let them in the house, according to the report. As Moore, 43, was talking to officers a 32-year-old woman and two children ran out a side door towards the police. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation reserving right for more retaliatory steps on US

Russian Federation reserving right for more retaliatory steps on US Medvedev also took a jab at Trump's campaign aspirations to "get along with Russia" which at one time had Medvedev's own deputy, Igor Shuvalov, arguing sanctions may be lifted by the end of 2017 . Congress approved new sanctions against Russia because the Putin government attacked our election - but when presented with evidence of this by US intelligence agencies, Trump has been more inclined ... [Full Article...]

Ford Explorer fumes have police departments anxious

Ford Explorer fumes have police departments anxious The officer's levels were not near a "deadly level". "In regards to all of those different things that not only in your homes but in your vehicles, people need to be aware of that". Engineers from Ford will be testing Auburn's fleet of cruisers on Thursday. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says carbon monoxide becomes unsafe at levels over 15 parts per millions over a time span of eight ho... [Full Article...]

Accused of having multiple sexual relations with a donkey

Accused of having multiple sexual relations with a donkey When police arrived, 49-year-old Everett Compton, who was found hiding in some bushes, claimed he was merely feeding some carrots to the animals. Police said Emert Whitaker told them he photographed a man on his property on the mornings of May 27 and June 4. [Full Article...]

Energy giants plan 144 MW offshore wind farm and battery storage

Energy giants plan 144 MW offshore wind farm and battery storage Revolution Wind would be a 144 MW wind farm paired with a 40 megawatt-hour battery storage system provided by Tesla. Deepwater's bid was one of dozens filed in response to a state RFP calling for clean energy proposals for utilities such as Eversource and Nstar that serve MA, mandated by a renewable energy bill signed into law past year. [Full Article...]

Trump Called White House a 'Real Dump'

Trump Called White House a 'Real Dump' Ironically, during his presidential campaign, the former real estate mogul made it a point to enumerate the number of times his predecessor Barack Obama spent teeing off. That report will also be published in Sports Illustrated . Trump told the members he makes such frequent appearances at the property in Bedminster, New Jersey , because: "That White House is a real dump". [Full Article...]

Supreme Court refuses to stay NOTA option for Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls

Supreme Court refuses to stay NOTA option for Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls The apex court passed its order while responding to a plea filed by the Gujarat unit of the Congress challenging the introduction of NOTA option for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections in the state. Senior leader and noted advocate Kapil Sibal who appeared for Congress argued that NOTA provision " will encourage corruption ". The instructions were issued by the EC in October 2013 of provi... [Full Article...]

Al Qaeda release kidnapped South African after five years in captivity

Al Qaeda release kidnapped South African after five years in captivity Nkoana-Mashabane said that McGowan had been freed on July 29 and was undergoing medical checks in South Africa. A third hostage, Sjaak Rijke of the Netherlands, was freed in 2015 in a raid by French special forces. We simply had to say to Stephen: "'A lot of water has passed under the bridge but you're strong, you've got to get up and carry on with your life'". Another video featuring McGowa... [Full Article...]

Facebook's Zuckerberg builds political profile, team

Facebook's Zuckerberg builds political profile, team Zuckerberg and Chan have vowed to give away 99 percent of their Facebook shares, worth an estimated $45 billion, to charity. In January, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative hired David Plouffe , the manager of Obama's successful 2008 presidential campaign and former chief adviser at Uber, as president of policy and advocacy. [Full Article...]

NWS Issues Flash Flood Warning for Plumas County

NWS Issues Flash Flood Warning for Plumas County Inland temperatures, meanwhile, are expected to be in the 90's today, and will approach 100 in some valley areas. Monsoonal thunderstorms, lighting, double rainbows and high heat hit Neenach, Calif.in the Highway 138 corridor Tuesday, Aug. [Full Article...]

Michelle Carter to be sentenced for involuntary manslaughter

Michelle Carter to be sentenced for involuntary manslaughter Her crime carries up to 20 years in prison, but the Bristol County District Attorney's office has not disclosed how many years the Commonwealth will be asking for at the sentencing hearing. The two teens first met during a family vacation in 2012 and after that their relationship built around text messages. Carter's post reads affectionately and longingly for Roy, who she called her "hero", "b... [Full Article...]

Trump berated Mexican president in 'Wall' call

The president's controversial plans to construct a border wall between the USA and Mexico have seen a number of potential roadblocks flagged up, including funding, which Trump claimed during his campaign would come from Mexico, despite the country repeatedly stating it was not prepared to do so. [Full Article...]

Shutdown, restrictions hit Indian-controlled Kashmir following death of civilian

Shutdown, restrictions hit Indian-controlled Kashmir following death of civilian Dujana and his accomplice Arif Nabi Dar alias Arif Lelhari were shot dead by security forces during an operation in Hakripora village. Dujana was caught when he went to meet his wife. It is a very big success on the part of the security forces. One of them has pellet injuries, sources said. He had gained huge popularity among local youths after he appeared on Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Bu... [Full Article...]

Germany, Vietnam Spar Over Alleged Kidnapping Of Former Oil Executive

Germany, Vietnam Spar Over Alleged Kidnapping Of Former Oil Executive It has now become a struggle over whose justice should prevail - Vietnam's effort to have Thanh face charges that could carry a death sentence versus the pan-national codes of asylum - with consequences for trade and European Union relations with Vietnam, whose economy is rapidly expanding. [Full Article...]

Bank of England set to keep interest rates at record low

Bank of England set to keep interest rates at record low In fairness, the BOE can hardly hike rates any time soon when it has just cut this year's growth forecast to 1.7% from 1.9%, and 2018 GDP has been lowered also. The government sets the Bank an inflation target of 2% but the rate is now above that at 2.6%, with policymakers expecting it to pick up and peak around 3% in the autumn on the consumer prices index (CPI) measure. [Full Article...]

4.4 magnitude quake reported near Oklahoma City

4.4 magnitude quake reported near Oklahoma City Several earthquakes were recorded, including a 3.3-magnitude natural disaster, in less than a 24 hour span in Oklahoma County, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake, one of several felt in Edmond in the last two days, knocked out power in parts of the city. Around 1.3 million people live in the greater affected area, Reuters reported, though the population of Edmond alone is only around... [Full Article...]


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