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USA at 'Pivot Point' in Relationship With China

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But he sought to reassure the isolated authoritarian regime that it does not need a nuclear arsenal to defend itself from a USA attack. Tillerson also said on August 1 that Washington is not seeking regime change in North Korea. US President Donald Trump has demanded that China, North Korea's neighbor and biggest trade partner, rein in its nuclear ambitions - angrily tweeting over the weekend that Beijing is not doing enough. Read More »

Russian Fighter Jets Intercepted by NATO Planes While on Training Mission - MoD

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Two Spanish NATO jet fighters briefly violated Finnish airspace while intercepting three Russian aircraft near Estonia on Tuesday, NATO said. "Under President Donald Trump, the United States stands firmly behind our Article 5 pledge of mutual defense - an attack on one of us is an attack on us all", Pence told reporters after meeting with the presidents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the Estonian capital of Tallinn. Read More »

Texas Sheriffs Added To Immigration Enforcement Program

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Baker said the court's decision overturned longstanding policy in the state. The ruling was the first of its kind in the US and was immediately assailed by immigration foes and hailed by civil liberties advocates. Governor Bakers bill seeks to fill any statutory gaps prohibiting state and local cooperation with ICE detention requests. This applies undocumented immigrants previously convicted a felony, participation in a gang, a crimin involving domestic violence, sexual abuse, human ... Read More »

Another Kerala youth who joined ISIS killed in Afghanistan

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Police on Tuesday said his father had received a message through Telegram app two days ago informing him about the death of Marwan Ismail of Thrikkaripur in an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. The message, sent by another of the 22 Kerala boys - Mohammed Ashfaq - was sent via Telegram, a WhatsApp-like mobile messaging app. The message of his death was sent purportedly from the account of Ashfak, one among the 20-odd missing Keralite youths. Read More »

Hungry thief jumps counter, steals chicken and full tray of biscuits

And it's not like he stole his meal when no one was around. He then shoved an employee who tried to stop him from leaving, police said. This heist could qualify as the world's easiest and probably cheapest theft. In the video, you can see him stealing chicken and a tray full of biscuits. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Read More »

Two killed, two injured in shooting at Colorado Springs townhomes

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Police are looking for a person they want to question about the incident, but did not call the person a suspect. People who were outside the area are now being allowed to return home. KRDO , the Colorado Springs ABC station, is reporting shots came from an upstairs window at the complex. A emergency response message was sent out to people who live in the area asking them to remain indoors while police searched for the shooter. Read More »

Driver won't leave burning vehicle, tells police he's a mechanic

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Police on scene found a green 2000 Infiniti Sedan on fire on the northbound shoulder of the road. Police said 53-year-old Michael Hines also had cocaine on him at the time. Hines was evaluated for injuries and showed signs of being impaired. A series of field sobriety tests led police to believe that Hines was under the influence of drugs, investigators said. Read More »

So cute! Little boy fist bumps passengers on plane

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For even the most cynical, this is really cute. "He's a little politician", Alya Jakubowicz told ABC News about her charismatic son, Guy. "It's his signature move". "We just got back from the library and he fist-bumped everyone there". He was getting antsy so I let him loose in the aisle. Meanwhile, someone added: "He made so many people smile!" He was filmed by his mother Alya giving a fist bump to each person he passed while boarding. Read More »

Kelly threatened to resign after Trump fired Comey

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Comey told him not to resign, one unnamed source said. Comey, who was abruptly fired May 9, found out about his firing from a TV news report and thought it was a prank. Earlier Monday, before Kelly was sworn in as the new chief of staff, President Trump tweeted that there was no "chaos" in his White House. "And with a very controversial situation, there's been very little controversy, which is pretty fantastic by itself", Trump said on Monday in the Oval Office, with Kelly sitting nearby. Read More »

Rowling Apologizes for Claiming Trump Ignored Disabled Boy

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The Harry Potter author had tweeted at the time: "How stunning, and how terrible, that Trump can not bring himself to shake the hand of a small boy who only wanted to touch the president". I removed the retweet. Mr Trump is said to have shaken the boy's hand as the president entered the room. As a child many enjoy the books because of the magic element, but as you get older, she says you start to relate more to the characters. Read More »

MSF rejects Italy's rules for migrant rescue ships

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Some 500 survivors were pulled to safety, the coastguard told AFP, illustrating the huge challenge that continues to bedevil authorities as people try to reach Europe. Save the Children Italy said it would "constantly check that the code of conduct does not hamper the effectiveness of rescue operations". NGOs including Spain's Proactiva Open Arms and Germany's Sea Watch, earlier refused to sign the code, saying it would endanger more lives in what is the most treacherous sea route in the ... Read More »

Sen. Cory Booker to introduce bill to legalize marijuana

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The bill would also create a Community Reinvestment Fund of $500 million to communities that were impacted by the war on drugs by providing funds for job training, reentry services, expenses for the expungement of convictions, public libraries, community centers, youth programs and health education programs. Read More »

EQT Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:EQM) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.94

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Spirit Of America Management Corp increased its stake in Enable Midstream Partners Lp (ENBL) by 27.34% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. (NYSE:BMS). Crestpoint Limited Liability Corp, a Missouri-based fund reported 11,100 shares. Cetera Ltd Liability Corporation invested 0.15% in QUALCOMM, Inc. Read More »

Arab Countries Say They Are Ready For Qatar Dialogue With Conditions

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But it seems that Qatar was not at all serious in dealing with the demands of the four Arab countries according to Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi's Foreign Minister. The four countries also highlighted the importance of Qatar complying with the 13 demands previously listed in order to achieve security on the regional and worldwide levels. Read More »

Louisiana has lower sales tax this weekend

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Virginia's three-day tax-free holiday begins this Friday, Aug. 4, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 6. You can't get everything free of tax, though. What items qualify as school instructional materials? However, if the order and payment were made before the sales tax holiday, even if the item was delivered during the sales tax holiday, it would not qualify for the exemption. Read More »

Anthony Scaramucci mistakenly listed as dead in Harvard Law School alumni directory

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Who will succeed Scaramucci as White House communications director? Mooch's departure comes on the heels of a nasty public feud with Reince Priebus , who stepped down abruptly after Scaramucci's installment. Reportedly, General Kelly made the move to fire Mooch days earlier. Still, it has quite a few people confused over the revelation. "We offer our honest apologies to Mr. Read More »

Honolulu pedestrians banned from using phones when crossing road

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The measure has been introduced to cut down on injuries caused by distracted pedestrians , according to the city's mayor, Kirk Caldwell, who said the new fines are to help ensure pedestrians "don't become another statistic". The fines are low because the law is meant to be a reminder to stay aware while crossing the street, Elefante said. Nearly all the states have a law against texting while driving, but it appears that Honolulu will be the first major city in the United States to go ... Read More »

Gang allegedly steals $590k of iPhones from moving truck

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The iPhones disappeared on July 24, and Dutch police are fairly certain that the theft occurred as the truck sped down the road. Police described the men as a "gang" from Romania. He finished by saying that they finally have the evidence, with the van and the products stolen. Police believe the men arrested may have been responsible for 17 such heists in the past two years. Read More »

Pretium Resources, Inc. (PVG) Lifted to Buy at BidaskClub

The stock declined 1.45% or $0.14 reaching $9.53 on the news. CyrusOne Inc (NASDAQ:CONE) has risen 13.66% since July 31, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.50% the S&P500. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Lee Danner And Bass Incorporated owns 31,575 shares. They expect $-0.06 earnings per share, down 100.00% or $0.03 from last year's $-0.03 per share. Read More »

Chevron Corporation (CVX) Earns Overweight Rating from Barclays PLC

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Thanks to a rise of nearly 4.72% in the past five days, the stock price is now down -8.14% so far on the year - still in weak territory. About 12,483 shares traded. S&P Research downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Tuesday, August 4 report. Jefferies Group LLC restated a "buy" rating and issued a $147.00 target price on shares of Chevron Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, April 11th. Read More »