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Thailand's former PM Yingluck to deliver closing remarks in criminal case

Thailand's former PM Yingluck to deliver closing remarks in criminal case Her administration introduced a scheme to buy rice from farmers at above market prices, store it and resell it later at a higher price - a plan that appealed to agricultural voters, who make up almost 40 percent of Thailand's labor force. The country's first female prime minister defended her actions during her closing statement, saying she was the victim of a "political game". Hundreds of her s... [Full Article...]

North Korea is not our problem, Beijing tells US

North Korea is not our problem, Beijing tells US While China worries about North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, and the US reaction to them, its overriding concern, USA officials say, is to avoid a North Korean collapse, which could send millions of refugees fleeing toward China and lead to a reunified Korea allied with Washington. [Full Article...]

It's Now Illegal to Text While Crossing the Street in Honolulu

It's Now Illegal to Text While Crossing the Street in Honolulu A law banning Honolulu pedestrians from using cellphones and other electronic devices while crossing the street will be going into effect October 25. Last year, the German city of Augsburg embedded traffic light signals into pavements at road crossings so pedestrians looking down at their phones can see when it is safe to cross. [Full Article...]

Covered CA premiums rise, Anthem leaves SD in 2018

Covered CA premiums rise, Anthem leaves SD in 2018 The announcement of 2018 rates and plans comes in the midst of ongoing uncertainty at the federal level surrounding key elements of the Affordable Care Act, particularly in regard to cost-sharing reduction payments. California has seen costs rise, but it has maintained a competitive marketplace with several competing options for most consumers statewide. All 11 insurers who are in the market a... [Full Article...]

NYC woman dies after cosmetic buttocks procedure

NYC woman dies after cosmetic buttocks procedure Reportedly, Bynum went to a building for the procedure that is only zoned for residential use-though her brother claims that she had gone to these medical professionals for other procedures, and they were doctors. 'My daughter was murdered , ' her mom, Bertie Bynum , 51, told the New York Daily News . " They're supposed to know what they (are) doing, such a tragic incident". [Full Article...]

Analyst's Predictions on Oclaro, Inc. (OCLR), Duke Realty Corporation (DRE)

Analyst's Predictions on Oclaro, Inc. (OCLR), Duke Realty Corporation (DRE) BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Realty Income Corporation by 2,423.9% in the first quarter. Somerset Trust Co now owns 4,052 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $429,000 after buying an additional 19 shares during the last quarter. [Full Article...]

North Korea tested its longest-ranging missile ever. Now what?

North Korea tested its longest-ranging missile ever. Now what? While looking at worst-case scenarios, however, "we've scared the daylights out of the American public", Hecker continued. "China could easily solve this problem!" he added. Under Kim's leadership, North Korea has accelerated its drive towards a credible nuclear strike capability, in defiance of worldwide condemnation and multiple sets of United Nations sanctions . [Full Article...]

A Furious John Kelly Considered Resigning After Trump Fired James Comey

A Furious John Kelly Considered Resigning After Trump Fired James Comey New White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is getting acclimated to his new position after his promotion from Secretary of Homeland Security. New White House chief of staff John Kelly was so upset with how President Donald Trump handled the firing of FBI Director James Comey that Kelly called Comey afterward and said he was considering resigning , according to two sources familiar with a... [Full Article...]

AI transport company invests in Taxify to support innovation

AI transport company invests in Taxify to support innovation Under this partnership, DiDi will invest in and collaborate with Taxify to support the latter's further growth and innovation across its diversified markets, the company said in a statement . With this partnership, it will benefit from DiDi's AI technologies, and its experience with over 400 million users in more than 400 cities. Taxify is a transport technology company founded in Estonia in ... [Full Article...]

Independent inquiry: Grenfell exposed a 'systemic failure' of building regulation

Independent inquiry: Grenfell exposed a 'systemic failure' of building regulation Cladding on an inpatient unit at New Cross hospital in Wolverhampton failed a combustibility test. However the Chief Fire Officer says they have written to managers of a small number of buildings as a precaution. While preparations are being made to move the trauma patients, extra fire safety measures have been put in place at the trauma unit including removing non-essential items which could ... [Full Article...]

U.S. nuclear reactor project collapses

U.S. nuclear reactor project collapses Scana is to file for regulatory permission to abandon the project . The reactors were expected to be the gems of SCANA's corporate portfolio, but the incomplete power stations could now become expensive holes in the ground that customers with its subsidiary, SCE&G, may have to pay for. [Full Article...]

Kushner Q&A Session With Congressional Interns Leaked to Media

Kushner Q&A Session With Congressional Interns Leaked to Media A source provided a copy of written notes on Kushner's talk and question-and-answer session to Foreign Policy . The Senate meetings came after it was revealed Kushner, former campaign manager Paul Manafort, and his brother-in-law, Donald Trump Jr., were in a meeting set up by Trump Jr.at Trump Tower last June, hoping to receive dirt about Hillary Clinton from a Russian lawyer . [Full Article...]

Yuba County deputies shot by 'agitated' man, gunman on loose

Yuba County deputies shot by 'agitated' man, gunman on loose Their conditions were not immediately known. The Yuba County Sheriff's Office is asking people to avoid the area. "It is now an active critical incident", the Sheriff's Department said. The shooting occurred a day after two police officers were shot and wounded almost 200 miles south in the central California city of Los Banos during a struggle with a man who broke into his estranged wife's ap... [Full Article...]

Patrick in 2020? Former Gov. Deval Partick talks politics

Patrick in 2020? Former Gov. Deval Partick talks politics Patrick, however, has repeatedly shot down speculation that he's now eyeing a presidential run, contending that it's too soon after the last election to talk of 2020. Last November, Patrick wrote that he was "sad, disturbed, embarrassed - but not surprised" by the election of President Donald Trump , which he said was "on trend" with a global rise in authoritarian politics. [Full Article...]

South Pasadena Father Expected to Plead Guilty to Son's Murder

South Pasadena Father Expected to Plead Guilty to Son's Murder Estevez attended the brief court hearing in Alhambra, carrying her son's ashes in an urn. Prosecutors called the evidence in the case overwhelming but have refused to say how Aramazd Jr. calmly told a judge that he would not resist being sent back to Los Angeles. The young boy's remains were found on June 30 , in Lake Cachuma, near Santa Barbara. [Full Article...]

China blames U.S. for N.Korea missile crisis

China blames U.S. for N.Korea missile crisis Senate called on President Donald Trump on Tuesday to block some Chinese investments in the United States to pressure China "to help rein in North Korea's threatening and destabilizing behavior". trade is mutual benefit and win-win, with a vast amount of facts proving the healthy development of business and trade ties is good for both countries, the ministry added. [Full Article...]

Senate confirms Christopher Wray as next Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Senate confirms Christopher Wray as next Federal Bureau of Investigation director Wray's nomination was unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 20. Christopher Wray was confirmed Tuesday as the new director of the FBI, nearly three months after President Trump controversially fired his predecessor James Comey amid the ongoing investigation into Russian election interference and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. [Full Article...]

Baker proposal would allow police to hold immigrants for ICE

Baker proposal would allow police to hold immigrants for ICE The proposal would not authorize police to enforce federal immigration law, the Republican governor said, but would instead address a "statutory gap" identified in the Supreme Judicial Court's ruling and reinstate policies that had previously been followed in MA. [Full Article...]

Republican senator takes GOP to task over Trump

Republican senator takes GOP to task over Trump As the Arizona senator wrote, those in Congress - especially Republicans - "bear particular responsibility" for allowing it to get to this point and it is there job to stand up and do something. The statement may refer to Trump's role in the birtherism movement , which claimed that Obama was not born in the United States and so was not eligible to serve as president. [Full Article...]

Aaron McGruder & Will Packer Reportedly Producing Reparations Alternate History Series 'Black America'

Aaron McGruder & Will Packer Reportedly Producing Reparations Alternate History Series 'Black America' Perhaps you can see why that premise has ruffled some feathers, to put it mildly, well before the show even enters production; or perhaps not. Amid a firestorm of backlash to an upcoming HBO series that will depict an alternate version of America where black slavery remains legal in the 21st century, Amazon Studios announced Tuesday it will produce its own series envisioning a radically diff... [Full Article...]


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