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The Russian ambassador to Khartoum, who was found dead in his residence

The Russian ambassador to Khartoum, who was found dead in his residence Agence France-Presse, in a dispatch from Khartoum , the Sudanese capital, quoted the Sudan police as saying he was found in the residence's swimming pool. Sudanese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Garibullah al-Hadar also verified the news and expressed condolences to the Russian people, government and relatives of Shirinskiy. [Full Article...]

IL school superintendents push legislators to figure out school funding plan

IL school superintendents push legislators to figure out school funding plan CHICAGO (AP) _ School superintendents from central and southern IL are pushing lawmakers to reach an agreement on overhauling the state's school funding formula. "Taxpayer dollars for private schools is a bad idea", he said. Madigan says that Republican and Democrat leaders met Tuesday and made good progress on a new funding bill. [Full Article...]

Air quality report for Sunday, August 20

Air quality report for Sunday, August 20 Albert as a result of incoming waves of smoke. There will be widespread smoke impacts later this morning when locally generated smoke mixes down. Aside from some potential Canadian haze, it should be a pretty ok air day in the Swan. this morning. When air quality is Hazardous, all people should limit or avoid outdoor exertion and leave the area or stay indoors with filtered air when possible. [Full Article...]

States, Including Mass., Agree To Accelerate Emission Reductions In Next Decade

States, Including Mass., Agree To Accelerate Emission Reductions In Next Decade The ECR will achieve additional greenhouse gas emission reductions, if it proves cost-effective to do so, by reducing the cap by as much as 10 percent in any year if RGGI allowance prices fall below predetermined levels. Others, such as New Hampshire, may have to seek approval from their legislatures. Maryland and DE, for example, receive their electricity from a separate grid that includes coal-r... [Full Article...]

Powerball jackpot up to $700 million, drawing Wednesday night

Powerball jackpot up to $700 million, drawing Wednesday night Beaver Supermarket store owner Mark Ondrusek said lottery sales have doubled in recent days due to the increasing jackpot. They want more and more. Angelica Sandoval, who works at 7-Eleven in Mattituck, also said her customers have been purchasing large quantities of tickets and she's planning to purchase some, too, but plans to only spend $10. [Full Article...]

Tough new GCSE exams risk pupils' mental health, warn school leaders

Tough new GCSE exams risk pupils' mental health, warn school leaders In a consultation document, Ofqual said: "We could set the grade 9 boundary so that half of the percentage of students previous awarded an A* in a subject is awarded a grade 9". The new courses have a greater emphasis on final exam marks, with little or no coursework counting towards final grades, and a new grading scheme running from 9 at the top to 1 as the lowest rank. [Full Article...]

Pipe bomb plotter gets 18yrs as judge slams airport staff

Pipe bomb plotter gets 18yrs as judge slams airport staff He said Muhammad would "undoubtedly" have carried the bomb on to the plane or into the airport's departure lounge where he would have detonated it. At first, airport security staff believed the bomb was not viable and, after being questioned by counter terrorism officers, Muhammad was released. [Full Article...]

Senator Endorsed By Trump Is Way Behind In Alabama GOP Primary

Senator Endorsed By Trump Is Way Behind In Alabama GOP Primary Roy Moore has a big lead on U.S. Sen. Moore famously refused to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from the Alabama Judicial Building despite orders to do so by a federal court. More importantly, it seems to me, President Trump has endorsed him. It carries a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points. Nearly 18 percent of voters remain undecided. [Full Article...]

Trump's favorite black rallygoer thinks 'Cherokee Indians' are 'the real KKK'

Trump's favorite black rallygoer thinks 'Cherokee Indians' are 'the real KKK' According to several media sources, Michael is a former cult member who believes that Cherokee Indians are behind the KKK and are actively working to destroy the USA, notes The New York Daily News. While most people would disregard this man as either a paid actor or a walking enigma, this is your friendly reminder that he's actually an unhinged conspiracy theorist and former cult member. [Full Article...]

Possible lightning strike sparks apartment fire, dozens displaced

Possible lightning strike sparks apartment fire, dozens displaced Officials from the Maryland Fire Marshal's Office said witnesses described a potential lightening strike prior to the fire. The three-story building had 37 apartments, and 74 occupants, the fire marshal's office said. The American Red Cross is assisting the displaced occupants, according the fire marshal. If lightning is confirmed as the cause, the blaze would be one of the largest such fires in... [Full Article...]

Lightning is possible cause of blaze at Maryland apartment house

Lightning is possible cause of blaze at Maryland apartment house Crews were called shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday to the Woodbridge Apartments at 11565 Robinwood Drive for a fire. It said witnesses "described a potential lightning strike before the fire". It said 70 firefighters took about an hour and a half to bring the blaze under control. No injuries have been reported and crews are working to confirm all 74 occupants got out of the building. [Full Article...]

Police officer boogies with 92-year-old after watching her dance alone

Police officer boogies with 92-year-old after watching her dance alone Sgt. Lenz couldn't agree more", the post stated. So she stopped her patrol auto, turned up the stereo, took the elderly woman's hand and started to sway to the music. Seiver didn't quite know what to make of the video's popularity, saying: 'I don't know, I was just so amazed, I was so shocked'. Now, she's hoping the video will inspire others to go dancing or just take a walk, anything that gets ... [Full Article...]

United Nations Panel Condemns Trump Over Dubious Charlottesville Response

United Nations Panel Condemns Trump Over Dubious Charlottesville Response A new poll by Quinnipiac University reveals that a growing number of Americans think President Donald Trump has contributed to a more hateful atmosphere in the USA, and many think he's deliberately encouraged hate groups. However, an even larger number of voters - 62 percent - said they disapprove of Trump's corrosive and angry comments about reporters and their employers. [Full Article...]

Tillerson sees possible pathway to US-North Korea dialogue 'in near future'

Tillerson sees possible pathway to US-North Korea dialogue 'in near future' Tillerson said he was "pleased" Pyongyang had "demonstrated some level of restraint that we've not seen in the past". "We need to see more on their part", he said, without elaborating. He added, "According to the complaints, these front companies are supporting sanctioned North Korean entities, including North Korean military and North Korean weapons programs". [Full Article...]

HD Supply Holdings Inc

It also increased its holding in Hanesbrands Inc (NYSE:HBI) by 162,287 shares in the quarter, for a total of 188,395 shares, and has risen its stake in Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV). HD Supply Holdings declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback program on Tuesday, June 6th that allows the company to buyback $500.00 million in outstanding shares. [Full Article...]

Cyclist cleared of manslaughter over woman's death

Cyclist cleared of manslaughter over woman's death She suffered catastrophic head injuries in the collision and died a week later in hospital. Alliston had denied causing bodily harm by "wanton and furious driving". Fixed gear bikes allow the rider to brake by stopping pedalling. "It was a few split seconds prior to the impact, which caused the impact, so a brake at the time wouldn't have made a difference". [Full Article...]

Graham says Trump's comments on violence divide Americans

Graham says Trump's comments on violence divide Americans I want them to talk about racism every day. Yet he returned to his combative stance on Tuesday - insisting anew that " both sides " were to blame. In his Tuesday press conference, Trump said , "You had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists". [Full Article...]

South Africa's Oakbay sells mining unit for $225 million

South Africa's Oakbay sells mining unit for $225 million On Monday, Oakbay said it's selling media interests to a company controlled by Zuma ally Mzwanele Manyi for 450 million rand and that it will be financing the sale to Manyi's Lodidox, which was registered on June 23, on "acceptable terms". The fact that the Guptas have now sold Tegeta to Charles King SA, poses yet more questions as a Google search for the company reveals hardly any results and see... [Full Article...]

White House renews request for privacy for Trump's young son

White House renews request for privacy for Trump's young son Though Chelsea has emerged as a vocal, nearly daily critic of President Trump on Twitter, she publicly leapt to Barron's defense this week after The Daily Caller slammed the 11-year-old First Son for wearing a t-shirt and khaki shorts on Air Force One in a story entitled " It's High Time Barron Trump Starts Dressing Like He's in the White House ". [Full Article...]

Howard University Hires Former FBI Director James Comey

Howard University Hires Former FBI Director James Comey Comey will conduct five lectures on campus on topics to be determined after he meets with students. Howard officials said Comey had agreed to donate $100,000, his full compensation as the school's King Endowed Chair in Public Policy, to a scholarship fund for students who come from foster homes. [Full Article...]


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