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Powerball jackpot surges to $650 million

Powerball jackpot surges to $650 million Here's Saturday's Powerball numbers: 17, 19, 39, blah, blah blah. The most recent big Powerball win was a $447.8 million jackpot awarded earlier this summer to a single victor in California. Purchasing the $1 Power Play option allows a victor to increase lower-tier prizes by a factor of 2, 3, 4 or 5, depending on the Power Play number drawn. [Full Article...]

Clear skies Monday in central Oklahoma for solar eclipse viewing

Clear skies Monday in central Oklahoma for solar eclipse viewing Many feared poor weather or cloudy skies might block the eclipse from view. Monday's forecast calls for a high of 88 degrees, with a north wind of 5 to 11 miles per hour. West wind 13 to 15 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. Calm wind becoming west around 5 miles per hour in the afternoon. The rest of the week should be sunny with high temperatures in the mid to upper 70s... [Full Article...]

U.S. targets Chinese, Russian entities funding North Korea's nukes

U.S. targets Chinese, Russian entities funding North Korea's nukes Attorney Channing Phillips said in a statement. The move follows angry exchanges between Washington and Pyongyang over North Korea's test-firing of missiles capable of reaching targets in the region as well as parts of US territory. "These sanctions per se are illegal because the only thing that is recognized by worldwide law are the UN Security Council sanctions", Klimov told the Interfax new... [Full Article...]

Hundreds Show Up at Broadmoor Library to View Eclipse

Hundreds Show Up at Broadmoor Library to View Eclipse From the Rio Grande Valley, the moon will block about half the sun with maximum eclipse occurring at 1:13 p.m. At least 200 people viewed the partial solar eclipse at the Keene Public Library's watch party Monday afternoon. Over at the Southeast Branch, the staff was able to secure about 40 pairs of glasses at the last minute and distributed one set to each family in attendance at its viewing ev... [Full Article...]

Lebanon monitored Australia bomb plot suspects: minister

Lebanon monitored Australia bomb plot suspects: minister Speaking at an exclusive news conference, Nouhad Machnouk told reporters the four brothers had plotted to blow up the plane with a bomb hidden inside a large Barbie doll and meat grinder. Earlier this month, Australian police said an ISIS commander based overseas ordered a group of Australian men to build a bomb to smuggle onto a July 15 Etihad Airways flight from Sydney. [Full Article...]

Questions on Immigration, Race Follow Trump to Arizona

Questions on Immigration, Race Follow Trump to Arizona Ruben Gallego, a Democrat representing Phoenix , told me in an interview last week that he was "very, very concerned" about what could happen between protesters and counterprotesters outside the rally, pardon or no pardon. In 2011, a US District Court judge first issued a temporary injunction, barring Arpaio from detaining people exclusively based on their immigration status after several Hispa... [Full Article...]

Pence says Confederate statues are state, local decision

Pence says Confederate statues are state, local decision Crews early Monday first removed a statue of former Texas Gov. James Stephen Hogg, which was commissioned at the same time as the others, a spokesman said. And the more than 1,500 Confederate monuments standing in communities like Charlottesville have the potential to unleash even more turmoil and bloodshed. [Full Article...]

3 arrested during first Charlottesville council meeting since deadly clash

3 arrested during first Charlottesville council meeting since deadly clash Numerous protesters were angry that the rally had been allowed to go on at all. Emotions ran raw during the meeting that spanned for hours with many chastising the city council and the police department. The rally subsequently led to clashes with counter-protesters and culminated in a car-ramming attack that killed one person and injured 19 others. James Alex Field, 20, has been charged with her... [Full Article...]

N Korea warns United States, S Korea against joint war exercise

N Korea warns United States, S Korea against joint war exercise Meanwhile, South Korea held an anti-terror drill in the city of Goyang north of Seoul , on the sidelines of the joint military drills with the US . Russian Federation has also asked for the drills to stop but the United States has not backed down. Despite the threat, USA and South Korean militaries launched this year's 11-day training on Monday morning as scheduled. [Full Article...]

Led coalition strikes killed at least 27 civilians in Raqqa, monitor says

Led coalition strikes killed at least 27 civilians in Raqqa, monitor says Syrian state media said the airstrikes killed dozens. Damascus repeatedly urged the United Nations to take on its responsibilities concerning the establishment of worldwide peace and security to put an end to the crimes against Syrians by the US-led coalition. [Full Article...]

Germany officials seize ecstasy pills shaped as President Donald Trump's face

Germany officials seize ecstasy pills shaped as President Donald Trump's face President Donald Trump's mug showed up on highly detailed and reportedly potent pressed pills across the dark web this summer, and by no surprise became a hot commodity in the party scene. The two were on their way back from the Netherlands, where they wanted to buy a auto, they told the police. The Trump pills are believed to have been made in Amsterdam, though it is not yet known what role ... [Full Article...]

North Korea media grade South korea's Moon a 'fail'

North Korea media grade South korea's Moon a 'fail' North Korea has already launched eleven ballistic missile tests so far in 2017. But for now, North Korea's threat is too imminent. The South Korean president also stressed the importance of China's role in bringing North Korea back to negotiations. [Full Article...]

9 killed by suspected ASG in Basilan

9 killed by suspected ASG in Basilan So far, he is said to be in remarkable condition despite his ordeal, officials said. The Abu Sayyaf bandits seized Huiqe and five others including the M/V Royal 16 skipper on November 11, 2016 in the vicinity of Coco Island, Basilan province. [Full Article...]

Newborn SC baby name honors historic 2017 solar eclipse

Newborn SC baby name honors historic 2017 solar eclipse Baby Eclipse Alizebeth was born at 8:04am on Monday, weighing 6-pound, 3-ounces and with a full head of hair. "Eclipses don't happen very often, so I guess he wanted to be special and come today", said Mark's mom, Laura Destefano. Babies born at Greenville Health System hospitals were being given onesies celebrating the solar eclipse. "We're probably going to call her Clipsey", Freedom said. [Full Article...]

US, South Korea begin military drill as North reacts

US, South Korea begin military drill as North reacts Around 25 Australian defence personnel are taking part in the Ulchi-Freedom Guardian exercise, a large-scale simulated military operation staged regularly by USA and South Korean military forces. During last year's Ulchi drills, North Korea test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile that flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) in the longest flight by that type of weapon. [Full Article...]

North Korea warns of 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea drills

North Korea warns of 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea drills The Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills are largely computer-simulated war games held every summer and have drawn furious responses from North Korea, which views them as an invasion rehearsal. President Trump said earlier this month that North Korea faced "fire and fury like the world has never seen" if Pyongyang continues its threats against America. [Full Article...]

Merciless retaliation: N Korea issues fiery threats over US-South Korea drills

Merciless retaliation: N Korea issues fiery threats over US-South Korea drills The exercise is defensive in nature, Mattis said, noting that joint exercises have been going on for decades. "China should also make clear that if North Korea launches missiles that threaten United States soil first and the U.S. Ulchi Freedom Guardian is created to enhance readiness, protect the region and maintain stability on the Korean Peninsula, Defense Department officials said. [Full Article...]

North Korea slams joint US-South Korea military drills

North Korea slams joint US-South Korea military drills Beijing has pleaded for a resumption of long-dormant six-nation talks to peacefully resolve the nuclear crisis. He also cautioned North Korea to "not exaggerate our efforts to keep peace" nor to use the exercises as an excuse to engage in provocations. [Full Article...]

Police identify three girls found stabbed to death in Maryland home

Police identify three girls found stabbed to death in Maryland home The preliminary investigation reveals Williams had sole care and custody of the children at the home overnight into Friday. Police have arrested Antonio Williams, 25, who was left as the caretaker of the girls while his mother went to work that evening. [Full Article...]

North Korea slams upcoming joint US-South military exercises

North Korea slams upcoming joint US-South military exercises South Korean president Moon Jae-in (centre) in a cabinet meeting over annual military drills with the United States, at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on Monday. South Korean protestors hold placards that read "stop war exercise" during a rally denouncing the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) joint South Korea-US military exercise, near the US embassy in Seoul on August 21, 2017. [Full Article...]


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