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Metropolitan Police reveal how often they use force against Londoners


Records show it was sacked in 10.5% of cases where it was deployed, so in 89.5% of cases over this time period it was used but not fired. Shots were fired during two incidents - one of which is likely to have been the shootings of London Bridge terror attackers Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba. Read More »

Boy Scout Leader Said I Gave 'Greatest Speech Ever'


Trump told a long story to the scouts about spending time at yachts and cocktail parties "with the hottest people in New York" during the speech and got the crowd to boo former President Obama. "They loved it. [Laughter.] It wasn't - it was no mix", he said, according to the transcript released by Politico . While discussing our president's recent Boy Scout Jamboree speech, my sister-in-law asked, "Where's the outrage?" "The Chief Scout Executive's message to the Scouting community ... Read More »

Rain and storms likely Friday


Cloudy skies helped to keep temperatures in check in our area with many weather observation sites reporting highs in the 70s. The best chance for storms will be over the higher terrain. Weekend Forecast: Expect above-average rainfall chances both Saturday and Sunday. Some of those storms after lunch may flex some muscle with heavy rain, lightning, gusty winds and small hail (sound familiar?) At this point the best shot at seeing some stronger storms will be in northern NY later Friday afternoon. Read More »

Fiscalía ordena investigar delitos por Constituyente


Pese a la amenaza que pende sobre ella, se mostró firme: "Me mantengo frente a este Ministerio y no lo voy a abandonar". Constituyente de Maduro , desconocida por EE. "Es por eso que quieren salir de mi", aseguró. "Ayer pudimos observar y oír lo que se vislumbraba del presunto resultado de la constituyente , a beneficio del gobierno para mantenerse en el poder", ha denunciado Ortega . Read More »

Mom allegedly kills daughter to protect her from aliens


Darla Elizabeth Hise, 27, is charged with first-degree murder in the February murder of her daughter Abigail Grace Hise. Hise also told officials at a psychiatric hospital that she had " aliens in her body and wanted them removed from her stomach", her attorney, Tony Anderson of Roanoke, wrote in motion asking that her statement to police be suppressed. Read More »

Ausschuss entscheidet über Landeslisten zur Bundestagswahl


Es kandidieren insgesamt 239 Bewerber und 114 Bewerberinnen. Die Liste der Partei Die Violetten wurde nicht zugelassen, weil nötige Unterstützerunterschriften fehlten. Anhand von Umfragen kommen die Autoren der Studie bei einem angenommenen AfD-Ergebnis von 8,5 Prozent bei der Bundestagswahl zu der Prognose, dass 31 von 58 AfD-Abgeordneten dem extrem rechten Flügel der Partei angehören würden. Read More »

Dems express interest in working with GOP on bipartisan tax reform

Short singled out several states where Democrats are facing tough reelection bids, including Montana, North Dakota, Ohio and Indiana. The sensational collapse of Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare in the Senate last week is fueling fresh optimism that lawmakers might finally work in a bipartisan fashion to fix the Affordable Care Act. Read More »

Australia plane bomb plot: Four arrested as airports expand security checks


Travellers having their luggage checked by security at Sydney Airport . Extra security at Sydney Airport is causing lengthy waits for passengers. The counter-terrorism raids led to a ramping up of security at airports around Australia . Qantas said this morning passengers should now arrive two hours before the scheduled departure of domestic flights and three hours before global flights. Read More »

J&K: Police asks Pakistan High Commission to claim Abu Dujana's body


Curbs were imposed as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order following the incident, a police official said. Crack teams of the Special Operations Group (SOG) were quickly mobilised and moved towards Hakripura, adjacent to Neva, a bastion for LeT terrorists located 13 km from the district headquarters of Pulwama, they said. Read More »

Bengaluru: IT Department raids resort housing Gujarat MLAs, Karnataka minister's house

His room at the Eagleton Golf Resort, where the MLAs have been staying, was also searched. Congress leader Ahmed Patel said , in a tweet, that the "BJP is on an unprecedented witch-hunt just to win one Rajya Sabha seat". However, his action remains unpredictable as he also says he would take the final decision before the Rajya Sabha polls . "It is now becoming a trend to blatantly misuse the powers of the state", Congress MP Anand Sharma said, calling it "targeted timing". Read More »

Reyes and Santiago named to STATS FCS Preseason All-America First Team


Gubrud, who finished third in the voting for last year's Walter Payton Award presented by STATS, was a second-team choice behind 2016 Payton victor Jeremiah Briscoe of Sam Houston State. Earlier in July, Gubrud was picked to defend his title as the league's Offensive MVP. As a first-year starter, Gubrud broke the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision record for passing yards with 5,160. Read More »

Theme park rides shut after United States death


Tyler Jarrell was killed after he was thrown from the "Fireball" ride in OH last week during an accident which left his girlfriend and six others injured. A HSE spokesperson said: "HSE is aware of the tragic accident involving the KMG Afterburner (themed as Fire Ball) machine in OH on 26 July". A spokeswoman from the HSE said it was aware of six machines of a similar version to the one in OH that were operating in the United Kingdom and all of them had been thoroughly inspected within the ... Read More »

Etihad Airways 'assisting' Australia with plane probe

The spokesman said the company had updated the flight arrival times to follow suit with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's recommendations. Five properties were searched on Saturday across the Sydney suburbs of Surry Hills, Lakemba, Punchbowl and Wiley Park. Read More »

British family appeals for peace after man's death in custody


Some held "Black Lives Matter" placards. "Thankfully, nobody was seriously injured, but there was inconvenience to local residents and road users and damage caused to vehicles, a cash machine and a number of windows". Riot police were pelted with various items during the unrest with one officer sustaining an eye injury. Members of Rashan's family addresses protesters outside Stoke Newington police station where they made a plea for supporters of their fight for justice to remain peaceful ... Read More »

NAPLAN results mostly positive for WA


Despite the implementation of the online test system, this year's Year 9 NAPLAN results were a marked improvement on previous years. 32% of students hit Band Eight rankings or above in all three areas, a full 10% more than in 2016. 'The results show that while we have excellent schools and teachers in Australia, we need to focus on what will give our students the opportunities they need to reach their potential, ' he said. Read More »

Tillerson says he has differences with Trump on Iran deal


While Trump wanted the deal to be scrapped , Tillerson insisted on continuing with it and using it to advance administration policies and improve relations between the two nations. On Tuesday, during a State Department briefing, Tillerson revealed that he and the president were now discussing how they can use the existing deal. Read More »

Japan protests Chinese gas field activity in East China Sea


Japan has filed a protest with China after noticing activity from Chinese mobile drilling ships in a gas-rich area near the East China Sea's Senkaku Islands that are controlled by Japan but claimed by China, as well as Taiwan, the Japan Times reported on Tuesday, quoting a senior Japanese government official. Read More »

Drought Stricken North Dakota to Receive Hay Relief


That has prompted the North Dakota Department of Agriculture and North Dakota State University Agriculture Experiment Stations to partner up and offer a hay lottery in the state. The order will be in effect through Monday, August 14, 2017. "The drought has severely impacted the state of North Dakota, and if you look at the drought monitor maps over 80-percent of the state's in a drought category, 45-percent of the state is in D-3 or D-4", said Greg Landry, NDSU Animal Sciences. Read More »