• US urges Turkey, Syrian Kurds to focus on IS

    Ankara says it will not take orders from anyone on how to protect the nation. A Turkish Foreign Ministry statement said that Turkey expects YPG forces to retreat to eastern side of the river Euphrates and stated that US officials statements on Turkey's intentions were "unacceptable".

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  • Prankster who tossed crickets on subway train arrested

    Prankster who tossed crickets on subway train arrested

    Once the train came into the station she was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and released. "I'm waking people up with my shows, my acts", she said . Pugh got on the train pretending to be selling bugs then flung them into the air, started screaming and hit her head when another rider pushed her away.

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  • French High Court Deems Burkini Ban Illegal

    And UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said "we welcome the decision by the court", noting that the world body stresses "the need for people's dignity to be respected". Amnesty International welcomed the ruling. "It is a decision that is meant to set legal precedent", Mr Spinosi said to reporters outside the court after the judgement.

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  • France's burkini ban a 'stupid reaction' to extremism

    But Mayor Lansade intends to enforce the ban until September 15, adding that the burkini is "humiliating for the women that are wearing them". The national identity crisis exposed by France's burkini controversy is threatening to set the tone for the country's presidential campaign.

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  • Syrian war: Turkey suffers first death in cross-border campaign

    Turkey's official Anadolu news agency said Turkish airstrikes killed 25 Kurdish "terrorists" and destroyed five buildings used by the fighters in response to attacks on advancing Turkish-backed rebels in the Jarablus area. Jarablus, and Manbij to the south liberated from IS fighters by Kurdish-led forces earlier this month, are essential to connecting the western and eastern semi-autonomous Kurdish areas in Syria.

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  • False report of gunfire causes panic at major U.S. airport

    She said a panicking man warned everyone to run because people were being shot. Fortunately, the report turned out to be a false alarm, but it caused 281 delays, two cancellations, and 27 flight diversions, according to LAX, which also said that three people were injured from getting trampled.

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  • Theresa May rules out general election or second Brexit referendum

    Theresa May rules out general election or second Brexit referendum

    The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on Saturday that she planned to activate the exit mechanism without a vote in the House of Commons, prompting a backlash from opposition parties. Brexit will dominate a special Cabinet away day at Chequers as Theresa May and her ministers meet for the first time since their summer break. The Prime Minister has charged her top team with setting out the opportunities that leaving the European Union will create in each of their portfolios.

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  • Wildfire prompts evacuations of 200 homes in California

    Wildfire prompts evacuations of 200 homes in California

    Officials said they had been making good progress battling the blaze and by 8 p.m. had listed it as 10 percent contained. "We have some in wheelchairs, some in walkers, and some get along pretty well on their own", Richard Feenstra, owner of Cherry Valley Lodge, told the Riverside Press-Enterprise.

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  • ITT Technical Institute halts all student enrollment

    The education department's decision last week didn't ban the institute from all enrollments, only new enrollees who require federal loans. "The expense of processing applications only to have them cancel once they learn [they are] Title IV ineligible is not worthwhile".

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  • Two US state election databases hacked

    The FBI issued a recent warning to state election officials to beef up their cybersecurity measures after foreign hackers broke into one state's election system and targeted another. In July, news broke that Russians were thought to be behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee's email. The FBI has reportedly sent out an alert to governments, which was predictably leaked to Yahoo News.

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  • Bus in crash carried potential flood-remediation workers

    It is still unclear why Rodriguez was chosen to drive the bus without a driver's license. Denis Yasmir Amaya Rodriguez, 37, of Honduras, was driving the bus at the time of the crash, according to the AP. Wimberly says the bus involved in Sunday's crash was hired by an independent headhunter, and "it appears the bus company hired the driver". State police will continue to lead the investigation of the crash itself, the statement said.

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  • Trump podría reunirse con presidente de México antes de discurso sobre inmigración

    Trump podría reunirse con presidente de México antes de discurso sobre inmigración

    La reunión se planeó a último minuto, según dijeron fuentes del rotativo que pidieron mantenerse en el anonimato, y se llevaría a cabo por invitación del presidente Peña Nieto para hablar de "varios temas políticos y económicos". La Presidencia de la República, por otra parte, confirmó el anuncio aunque no se ofrecieron más detalles de la visita; Hillary Clinton , quien también fue invitada, habría respondido favorablemente, sin embargo, aún no se conoce una fecha para el encuentro.

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  • Turkish tank hit near Syria's Jarablus, three soldiers wounded

    Turkish tank hit near Syria's Jarablus, three soldiers wounded

    Turkey is part of the USA -led coalition fighting the militants of the Islamic State group, but the airstrikes that began Saturday marked the first time it has targeted Kurdish forces in Syria. White House officials said Monday that Obama's stop will come with announcements of new executive actions aimed at boosting clean energy production in the US and mitigating the effect of climate change such as wildfires and drought.

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  • 6500 migrants rescued from sinking boats off Libyan coast

    Médecins Sans Frontières' ship Dignity 1 and the Spanish humanitarian group Proactiva Open Arms carried out the rescue on August 29. Dramatic images of one operation showed about 700 migrants crammed onto a fishing boat, with some of them jumping off the vessel in life jackets and swimming towards rescuers.

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  • Trump says he'll win Washington state

    He was scheduled speak at Xfinity Arena later Tuesday evening. The Washington State Democrats are organizing a protest beginning in nearby Clark Park at 4 p.m. Protesters gathered near the facility but they were outnumbered by Trump supporters. An organized protest rally began Tuesday afternoon at Clark Park.

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  • Federal judge blocks transgender bathroom bill enforcement at University of North Carolina

    The law was passed in response to a nondiscrimination ordinance that Charlotte enacted that made it possible for transgender individuals to use the public bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity. In his preliminary injunction, U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder blocked the university from enforcing the so-called H.B. Pat McCrory for violating Title IX and the equal protection clause of the Constitution by signing HB2.

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  • Ankara vows to 'completely cleanse' ISIL militants from border region

    Ankara vows to 'completely cleanse' ISIL militants from border region

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but officials have said it appears to be the work of the Islamic State group, accusing it of trying to destabilize the country by exploiting ethnic and religious tensions. Hurriyet said the type of bomb used - stuffed with 2-3 centimetre shards of iron and detonated with C-4 explosives - was similar to that used in previous suicide bombings against pro-Kurdish gatherings blamed on IS in the border town of Suruc and at Ankara train station past ...

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  • House Launches Investigation Into EpiPen Price Gouging

    If you're frustrated with the high price of EpiPen, Consumer Reports says that generic Adrenaclick may be an option to discuss with your doctor. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.; Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.; Chris Murphy, D-Conn.; Jack Reed, D-R.I.; Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., among others.

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  • Biden in Serbia: Offers condolences; met by Trump supporters

    Biden in Serbia: Offers condolences; met by Trump supporters

    As for his endorsement of the former secretary of state, it was simple and straightforward, and yet it carried just a hint of the pair's past frictions. The brothers — Ylli, Mehmet and Agron Bytyqi — left their NY pizza business to fight with ethnic Albanian rebels against Serbia's rule in Kosovo. "You know one of the reasons I'm going?" The people of Scranton and towns like it "deserve someone who's with them and they deserve someone who's made of the same stuff".

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  • FO rejects reports on White House letter

    FO rejects reports on White House letter

    The tweet dispensed the notion that Jilani has close ties with Obama family. Following his tweet, a section of the press also carried out analysis that Michelle Obama and Jilani discussed bilateral relations as well. However, the tweet was removed soon after. The paper also reported that when asked to comment on the incident, the ambassador in his one-liner reply termed it as "incorrect".

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  • Texas two-step? Perry to appear on 'Dancing with the Stars'

    Cheryl Burke and Ryan Lochte 13. The rest of the cast includes National Football League player Calvin Johnson , former Texas Govenor Rick Perry , The Brady Bunch actress Maureen McCormick , child actor Jake T. "Put on my dancing shoes". Erin Andrews and Tom Bergeron will return to host, along with judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Julianne Hough, who is back after a season hiatus, as Variety previously reported.

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  • Trump Announces 'Major Speech' on Immigration

    Trump Announces 'Major Speech' on Immigration

    You have to get rid of the criminals. Here are the facts: Clinton has vowed to propose legislation within 100 days that provides for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, a position that is embraced by 72 percent of Americans, and by 56 of Republicans , according to the Pew Research Center .

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  • How many Syrian refugees are calling Memphis home?

    Ambassador to Jordan, told the Associated Press . In the first six months after Obama's announcement of the goal last September 10, only about 1,200 Syrian refugees had resettled in the U.S. He frequently says that Syrian refugees pose a security threat in light of recent lone-wolf attacks that perpetrators indicated were inspired by the Islamic State group.

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  • Police at Chris Brown's Home After Woman Sought Help

    Police at Chris Brown's Home After Woman Sought Help

    The Los Angeles police department, which declined to offer details, said they were responding to a call at 3 a.m. local time on Tuesday, and that officers from the robbery and homicide division were handling the incident. If you click through, please be aware, they contain very strong language. Every day brings a new Chris Brown drama, and today the superstar singer is battling it out with police.

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  • LeEco invests $7 million on manufacturing plant in India

    LeEco invests $7 million on manufacturing plant in India

    LeEco announces launch of first world-class smartphone manufacturing facility in Noida. Prasad said the government has set up dedicated electronic manufacturing clusters in different parts of India for enhancing electronic manufacturing. Going forward, LeEco plans to ramp up the production to approximately 200,000 units per month. This facility will now ensure that users get the same quality of products manufactured locally at better price, a media release said.

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  • Civilians Killed in Airstrikes in Northern Yemen

    Civilians Killed in Airstrikes in Northern Yemen

    U.S. secretary of state John Kerry announced a fresh worldwide peace initiative for Yemen on Thursday, aimed at forming a unity government to resolve the 17-month-old conflict. Kerry's meeting with King Salman lasted roughly half an hour. The two spoke briefly about the monarch's health and an operation he had in the U.S., apparently for back pain.

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  • Tropical systems churn off North Carolina, Florida coasts

    Tropical systems churn off North Carolina, Florida coasts

    Odds of it becoming a tropical cyclone are 40 percent within the next five days. Either it or the Florida storm would be the next named system - Hermine and then Ian. The system will continue to funnel heavy rain across much of central and southern Florida through the week, which could lead to flash flooding. The National Hurricane Center in Miami expected the unnamed depression to strengthen into a tropical storm on Tuesday.

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