• Obama shortens sentences for 214 federal prisoners; 2 from San Antonio

    Jones was charged with distribution of less than 50 grams of cocaine base and aiding and abetting. His sentence will now end August 3, 2018, conditioned on his enrollment in a residential drug treatment program. His sentence was the oldest, according to the DOJ, and will expire on December 1. According to the administration , in some cases release will be on condition of treatment for drug addiction or counseling.

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  • 12 feared dead in militant-police encounter in Assam's Kokrajhar

    Assam Police chief Mukesh Sahay told IANS that security forces shot dead one of the attackers. "We have to ascertain that who are exactly the people behind this dastardly act, it is very unfortunate so many people lost their lives". AK-56 and 47 series rifles along with grenades were recovered from the spot. "I am sure people of Assam will definitely maintain peace and harmony".

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  • AMLO apoya llamado de Harp Helú sobre la CNTE

    AMLO apoya llamado de Harp Helú sobre la CNTE

    González es extremista y provocadora", mencionó López Obrador en una conferencia de prensa en Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. "Afortunadamente, se está entendiendo ya de otra manera y no solo es por la lucha magisterial, sino muchos sectores de la población están tomando conciencia y una prueba de ellos es la declaración, este manifiesto, el pronunciamiento Harp", explicó.

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  • Syrian Rebels Used Toxic Gas on Civilians in Aleppo, Russia Says

    Government forces and their allies, with Russian backing, have advanced in recent months and imposed a siege on the rebel-held sector of Aleppo since early July, when they closed the main road from opposition areas out of the city. "Far from averting a humanitarian catastrophe in Aleppo , we are gravely concerned that the proposal for "humanitarian corridors" forewarns of a significant risk to civilians who remain".

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  • Fans like dunks, but Griner eyeing Olympic shot block mark

    Fans like dunks, but Griner eyeing Olympic shot block mark

    The U.S. followed up their drubbing of Senegal in their opener with a less ruthless but no less clinical 103-63 dissection of third-ranked Spain on Monday, blowing out a team viewed by many as a legitimate medal contender. ET and will be aired on the Olympics Basketball Channel. All 12 USA women played and scored as the Americans shot 65 percent from the field. They broke their previous record for points scored - 114.

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  • Sanders raises cash for Wasserman Schultz challenger

    Canova says the DNC emails which were released last month by WikiLeaks - which forced Wasserman Schultz to step down from her role as chair of the DNC - reveal she was working to stop his campaign. It's been weeks since Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned as chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), but the fallout from the WikiLeaks email release continues to threaten her congressional campaign.

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  • Tesla Forecasts Ease Sting as Quarterly Loss Trails Estimate

    Tesla Forecasts Ease Sting as Quarterly Loss Trails Estimate

    Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)'s capital expenditures amounted to $295 million in the second quarter aimed at increasing production capacity, building the Gigafactory, and expanding infrastructure for customer support. In the last three months, Tesla took on a multibillion dollar acquisition, ramped up factory production and revealed a broad, new corporate strategy.

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  • Man Beaten With Crowbar for Wearing Trump Shirt

    Man Beaten With Crowbar for Wearing Trump Shirt

    The victim told police that a man in a compact auto first began yelling at him from the street and then began to follow him in the vehicle. The waitress said the 62-year-old man called the suspect a slur and told him he shouldn't be at the restaurant.

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  • Politics Still Prevalent In The Pulpit, Survey Shows

    Politics Still Prevalent In The Pulpit, Survey Shows

    Twenty-nine percent said that political and social issues were discussed only sometimes, and 49 percent said they were discussed rarely or never. "In all of the major religious traditions, there's concern about defending religious liberty", he said.

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  • IS claims Belgium machete attack that wounded 2 policewomen

    IS claims Belgium machete attack that wounded 2 policewomen

    Prosecutors searched two houses in Charleroi after the attack but did not provide details. He had a backpack which did not contain any other weapons, Reuters reported. A spokesman for the Charleroi police told RTBF state media that one of them was seriously wounded as she received "very powerful" machete blows on her face.

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  • Clinton blasts Trump for 'bigotry'

    Clinton blasts Trump for 'bigotry'

    In a almost hour-long speech, she said one of her primary missions as president would be to create more opportunity and more jobs, and acknowledged national security would also be a key issue. "I certainly know that with her as our commander-in-chief, our foreign relations will not be reduced to a business transaction, I also know that our armed forces will not become an instrument of torture", said Allen.

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  • Child writes apology to ambulance service for hoax 999 calls

    Child writes apology to ambulance service for hoax 999 calls

    EEAST chief executive Robert Morton said he is "absolutely delighted" that the report recognises the "outstanding care" the trust provides to patients, "day in, day out". "This happened when ambulance crews were responding to other calls and delayed in handing over patients to A&E departments". However Ms Smoult said handover between ambulance staff and hospital staff was "extremely professional".

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  • Astrazeneca (LON:AZN) Issued With 'Hold' Rating At Jefferies

    Astrazeneca (LON:AZN) Issued With 'Hold' Rating At Jefferies

    Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the stock on August 8 with "Buy" rating. AstraZeneca plc LON:AZN has a 50 day moving average of 4,438.33 GBX and a 200 day moving average of 4,287.04 GBX. The 52 week high shares of AstraZeneca PLC have reached is 5505 whilst the 52 week low for the company's shares is 3680. Lastly, BNP Paribas maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in an August 2 report.

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  • Dillons Hosting Hiring Event Tuesday

    Dillons Hosting Hiring Event Tuesday

    Kroger is hiring for 134 positions in the Richmond area. The Hutchinson job fair is part of a nationwide event by Kroger, and an attempt to fill 450 permanent positions in its Dillons, Baker's and Gerbes locations across Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri.

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  • Ruling expected in Labour leadership vote 'freeze' case

    Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has called on Labour not to appeal against a High Court ruling giving new members the right to vote in the leadership election. He will need not only continuing union support to round on his critics but also union help - where unions sponsor a majority of Labour MPs - to move against his opposition in the Parliamentary Labour Party.

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  • Mohamed family to officially file lawsuit against Irving ISD

    Irving police later dropped the charge, but he was still suspended for three days. Ahmed Mohamed , the teen who was arrested almost a year ago at a Texas school when his teachers mistook his homemade clock for a bomb, is now filing a lawsuit with his family against his former hometown of Irving.

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  • Baltimore police recover gun used to kill popular rapper

    Baltimore police recover gun used to kill popular rapper

    Smith says the man arrested is considered a "person of interest". Avery Walton, 23, was arrested on June 28 on weapons and drug charges and named a person of interest in the Lor Scoota homicide. "We still do not know if these murders are linked but the window of time in which these murders occurred makes us believe that Watson and Lee's murders could have been retaliation murders", said Smith.

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  • Japan summons Chinese envoy amid ship 'incursions'

    Japan summons Chinese envoy amid ship 'incursions'

    Japan, on August 7, issued a protest to Beijing after China installed radar equipment in a gas exploration platform near the disputed waters in the East China Sea. Amid these aggressive maritime actions by China, Japan warned that bilateral relations were deteriorating after dozens of Chinese vessels sailed into the disputed waters of the East China Sea over the weekend.

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  • Aid yet to reach rebel-held eastern Aleppo after siege breached

    Over the weekend, opposition fighters succeeded in ending a three-week government siege of Aleppo's rebel-held east - a major blow to the government forces of President Bashar al-Assad."I think this possibly is one of the most important developments of the Syrian revolution in the last five and a half years", Abdeh said in an interview in Istanbul, where the National Coalition is based.

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  • Before Rams left, Blues were in line for lesser outdoor game

    Before Rams left, Blues were in line for lesser outdoor game

    It's a flawless storm for the league with the natural rivalry of the Blues and Blackhawks combined with the 50th anniversary of the Blues franchise. The NHL will also be hosting outdoor games in Pittsburgh, Winnipeg and Toronto next season as part of the kick off to the league's 100th anniversary, as well as a celebration of the 50th anniversaries for the still-existing original expansion teams like the Blues, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles Kings.

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  • Pa. woman killed in Maryland flooding

    Virtually every home or business along Main Street sustained at least some damage, and the cost of repairs could reach the hundreds of millions of dollars, said Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman. Flood gauge showing the record crest that suddenly occurred along the Patapsco River on Saturday, July 30, 2016. Witnesses said the water rushed in quickly and forced them to retreat to higher ground.

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  • Donald Trump ends suspense, endorses Paul Ryan and John McCain

    Donald Trump ends suspense, endorses Paul Ryan and John McCain

    Donald Trump is expected to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday, moving to mend an intra-party rift that has put the Republican presidential nominee at odds with its highest-ranking elected official. Trump also made a decision to endorse Arizona Senator John McCain, the party's 2008 nominee, in his congressional re-election campaign, after refusing to do so earlier.

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  • US Olympic gold medallist says Gatlin shouldn't be on team

    But it still may take time for change judging by FINA boss Cornel Marculescu's decision to celebrate doping offender Sun Yang's 200m freestyle win at the Rio pool. The Chinese swimming authorities wrote to its Australian counterpart demanding an apology from Horton for "his inappropriate comments" while the Australian side backed Horton saying: "Mack is entitled to express a point of view".

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  • Portland businessmen disavow affiliation with Trump event

    Portland businessmen disavow affiliation with Trump event

    Walden, R-Hood River, is chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee, a political committee that seeks to get Republicans elected to the U.S. "I have requested that the campaign and Republican Party correct their records and remove my name from any invitations or other materials". Gordon Sondland, whose Provenance Hotels owns part of the Lucia, deLuxe, Sentinel and Westin hotels in downtown Portland, and Bashar Wali, the president of the company, are both listed among the hosts.

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  • Trump tries to right his campaign, talking of tax cuts

    Mr. Trump has done little to help himself this week. And after law enforcement and local volunteers barred a Washington Post reporter from entering a rally in Wisconsin, Pence said on conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt's radio show the campaign would evaluate its policy and added that events would be "available to the media, whether they're fair or unfair".

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  • Indian activist ends hunger strike after 16 years

    Speaking to reporters, including from the foreign media, Sharmila, 42, said: "I will never forget this moment". But Ms Sharmila chose to end her record-breaking defiance on Tuesday, admitting it would not succeed in forcing India's government to revoke the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act .

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