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Obama calls for peaceful election in Kenya


In his final televised speech as the East African country's president ahead of the much-anticipated elections, Kenyatta said he was not speaking as a presidential candidate but as the president of Kenya . Raila Odinga , Kenya's veteran opposition leader and one-time prime minister, is making his fourth attempt at the presidency in next week's election. Read More »

China says sea feud talks can start this year

Even when its claims to South China Sea may be legitimate, Vietnam finds itself isolated in the ASEAN regional forum. The statement protests against the construction activities being undertaken by China in the South China Sea and seeks support of member nations to join the protest. Read More »

Explosive audio of the profane phone call that got Anthony Scaramucci fired


And it's not like he has any family to speak of, since his wife filed for divorce and the most he's done for his newborn son is pray for him and send a text message. "I'm not trying to build my own brand off the fucking strength of the president". The next day, The New Yorker published what Scaramucci said in that interview . Read More »

USDA to employees: Don't mention climate change


Because if we don't talk about it, it's not real, right? The first email obtained by the Guardian , sent by NRCS Deputy Chief for Programs Jimmy Bramblett on January 24, advised of the new administration's "shift in perspective" with regard to climate change. Read More »

Girl, one, died after unoccupied vehicle rolled down hill


Pearl's brother also sustained minor injuries. A friend said: "He's a got a heart of gold and would do anything for anybody". One mother, who did not want to be named, said: 'It's bad. The vehicle is believed to have been parked in a nearby driveway and is thought to have rolled down a hill after its handbrake failed. South Wales Police say an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is underway. Read More »

Southeast Asia feuds over South China Sea


Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said in July that China has been committed to peacefully solving disputes over the South China Sea through consultation and negotiation with countries directly concerned and determined to maintain peace and stability of the South China Sea with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Read More »

Total Solar Eclipse Coming August 21st

The differences aren't great (in most cases they vary by a few seconds, usually less than a minute) but it is fascinating and informative to see. The Aug. "This will be the first properly visible lunar eclipse this year", said Debiprosad Duari, Director Research and Academic, M P Birla Planetarium. Regular sunglasses won't protect your eyes if you look at the eclipse. Read More »

Illinois Deems August Fourth "Barack Obama Day"


According to Governor Bruce Rauner, the new law marks the ex-president's efforts to unite communities and to protect the rights of all Americans during eight years of his presidency as well as during the period of Obama's political career. So no extra days off. Additionally, they argued that IL is too debt-laden to afford a day of closures for banks and state-run institutions. Critics also prolonged the bill's process by stating that it would be unfair to other IL presidents such as Ronald ... Read More »

Donald Trump crashes wedding at his golf club during 17-day stay


CNN's Brian Stelter challenged President Donald Trump to provide the media greater access to his Bedminster, N.J. resort, where he plans on spending 17 days working remotely. So if a golf partner has hours with Trump to lobby for or against a particular regulation or policy proposal, the public won't know. Either way, Trump is on his vacation and America is in shambles. Read More »

Tillerson: Russia issues can be settled


Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov. Kono and Lavrov, meanwhile, welcomed the fresh sanctions on North Korea that the U.N. The U.S., too, said ahead of the meeting that human rights would be among the topics on the agenda. Russian Federation also closed a US recreational retreat on the outskirts of Moscow. Read More »

New Orleans Floods Cause Officials to Question City Pumping System


Sewerage and Water Board spokeswoman Lisa Jackson said there was just too much rain, too fast. City officials said Sunday some neighborhoods saw between 8 and 10 inches of rain during a few hours Saturday, reported. Ryan Berni, deputy mayor for external affairs, said a more formal evaluation of damage, including the possibility of a request of an emergency declaration, will be made after the rains pass. Read More »

Crow tests positive for West Nile virus in Racine County


Therefore, the Richmond City Health District is encouraging all city residents to be mindful of public health messages about preventing mosquito bites and eliminating stagnant water around their homes where mosquitoes can breed. Those that do show symptoms could develop headaches, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea or rashes. Young children, adults older than 50, and people with compromised immune systems are said to be most vulnerable to contracting the West Nile Virus. Read More »

Rams legend Kurt Warner inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame


Fans respect, too, his altruism and humility. One year later, he was the NFL's Most Valuable Player, a campaign which saw him rush for 2,008 yards and 21 scores. Anderson was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection and holds the record for career field goals made (565). Kurt, we thank you for your inspiration, leadership and ability to make us all jump out of our seats. Read More »

Disappointed Donor Sues the GOP for "Fraud"


The Democrats didn't like it because it was a Republican idea, he said. Heck, we were never fully convinced he was a Democrat, either - even though that is the party label he wore past year on his way to being elected to the state's highest office while Donald J. Read More »

Bettendorf man dies in South Dakota motorcycle accident


A 42-year-old motorcyclist from King George, Va., lost control of his motorcycle because of a high gust of wind about 13 miles west of Murdo and veered off the road. In addition to the deaths, 235 people were injured in the wrecks that year. Meanwhile, South Department of Public Safety spokesman Tony Mangan also reported that drug arrests over the first weekend of the rally were down substantially, while DUIs were about the same at 49 this year compared to 47 last year. Read More »

ASEAN, China approve framework for code of conduct in S. China Sea

All the countries involved
in the so-called six-party
talks aimed at taming the North's nuclear ambitions belong to the ASEAN Regional Forum, but Philippine foreign affairs spokesman Robespierre Bolivar said yesterday there was no plan for those nations to meet on the sidelines of the Manila meetings. Read More »

World Trade Center Victim Identified Nearly 16 Years After 9/11 Terror Attacks


A total of 1,112 persons out of a total casualty count of 2,753 lost at the Twin Towers remain unidentified. That means 40 percent of those who died that day have yet to have any remains identified. How has DNA testing changed? The new identification was made through DNA. In some cases, scientists have gone back to the same bone fragment 10 or more times, hoping new technology will provide answers. Read More »

Jeff Flake Knocks Republicans For Not Standing Up To Birthers


Speaking on Sunday with NBC's "Meet the Press," the Arizona senator said he is "not at all" thinking of leaving the party and called himself a "proud" and "lifelong" Republican. Flake believes that while Trump's conservatism might be a short-lived win for the party, the Republican party could take the hit for any mistakes and potentially lose majorities in the house or senate. Read More »

BidaskClub Lowers Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) to Strong Sell

Whiting Petroleum Corporation has a one year low of $4.81 and a one year high of $13.39. ( WLL ) is its Earnings per Share or EPS. Its up 11.84% from 62.23M shares previously. Therefore 45% are positive. Marathon Petroleum Corporation had a return on equity of 5.49% and a net margin of 1.34%. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, July 31 by Guggenheim. Read More »

A Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Be Visible Tonight in China


If the day is clear, the sky will turn a deeper color, too. After that, there won't be a lunar eclipse until January 31, 2018 - this will be a total eclipse, but won't be visible from the UK. "The duration of the eclipse will be around 1 hour 55 minutes." he said. Before and after the total blackout, people might see wavy shadow bands that appear against plain backgrounds like white walls. Read More »

Pyongyang slams new USA law on sanctions as 'criminal act'


China is against any unilateral sanctions imposed by any country, including those recently enacted by the United States, which stipulate tougher restrictive measures against Russia, Iran and North Korea , the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement . Read More »