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16th Aug 2017 Trump disbands business councils amid criticism from CEOs over Charlottesville remarks
With corporate chieftains fleeing, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he is ending a pair of advisory business councils in the latest fallout over his remarks about the Charlottesville protests. ?Rather … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 5 missing after Army helicopter crashes in ocean off Hawaii
A multi-agency team scoured the ocean off Hawaii for five soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise. The UH-60 Black Hawk went missing when … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 Court overturns earlier ruling, sends HK activists to prison
A court on Thursday overturned sentences that the prosecution said were too light and sent young Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders of huge pro-democracy protests … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 The Latest: Court sends Hong Kong activists to prison
The Latest on the Hong Kong protest leaders (all times local): 4:35 p.m. A court has overturned the earlier sentences of young Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and two other … Click to Continue »...

16th Aug 2017 Fox News invited a conservative and a liberal to debate Confederate statues. They both ripped Trump.
The two guests on the Fox News program "Fox and Friends" had been invited to talk about the toppling of a North Carolina Confederate monument Wednesday morning in the way … Click to Continue »...

16th Aug 2017 Trump lawyer forwards email echoing secessionist rhetoric
WASHINGTON ? President Donald Trump?s personal lawyer Wednesday forwarded an email to conservative journalists, government officials and friends that echoed secessionist Civil War propaganda and declared that the group Black … Click to Continue...

16th Aug 2017 LeBron tweaks Trump as reports say he?s leaving Cleveland and its Trump-friendly owner
Cavaliers fans, you may need to get ready to start burning those jerseys and digging out the recipes for those urinal cakes you churned out with your hero?s face on … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 UK retail sales grow by a modest 0.3 percent in July
Official figures show that retail sales in Britain rose by a solid if unspectacular 0.3 percent in July from the month before. The rate of increase was unchanged from June's … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 ICC orders Mali radical to pay $3.2 million in reparations
The International Criminal court says a Muslim radical found guilty of destroying World Heritage-listed cultural sites in the Malian city of Timbuktu must pay 2.7 million euros ($3.2 million) in … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 The Latest: China nixes military option for North Korea
The Latest on the North Korea crisis (all times local): 5 p.m. A senior Chinese general has told the top U.S. military officer that military action should not be an … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 US soldier killed in battle with IS in Afghanistan
The U.S. military says an American soldier was killed and several others wounded in a battle with Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan. The military said in a statement that … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says
The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 Saudi-Qatar border reopened for hajj pilgrims amid rift
Saudi Arabia said Thursday it is reopening its border with Qatar to let pilgrims attend the hajj, marking a breakthrough in a monthslong rift between the two Gulf countries. The … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 Flooding maroons people in Indian states, eases in Nepal
Monsoon flooding is easing in Nepal, but the water flowing downriver has worsened floods in northern India and marooned thousands of villagers across the border, officials said Thursday. The existing … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 Hamas militant killed by suicide bomber in Gaza
The Hamas militant group ruling Gaza says one of its fighters was killed by a suicide bomber on Thursday while trying to stop the attacker from crossing into Egypt. It … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 Israel destroys home of Palestinian who killed officer
Israel's military says forces have demolished the home of a Palestinian involved in attacks that killed a young female police officer in Jerusalem. It said troops early Thursday destroyed the … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 Global shares meander after upbeat Japan trade report
Shares were mixed in narrow trading Thursday, with European benchmarks falling back after recent gains. Japan's Nikkei 225 index slipped as the yen strengthened against the U.S. dollar, despite the … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 Scholars say Trump went afoul in lumping Lee with founders
Both were great generals. Both Virginians. Both came from slave-owning plantation families. Is it really so far-fetched to put Robert E. Lee in the same category as George Washington, as … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 German state committee votes to lift nationalist's immunity
A committee of a German state parliament has recommended lifting the immunity of a German nationalist leader so they can pursue an investigation of allegations that she lied under oath. … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 Trump aide: No military solution in North Korea
President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon says there's no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, despite the president's recent pledge to answer … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 Attorneys for Pulse shooter's wife fighting sanctions
Attorneys representing the wife of the Florida night club shooter could face sanctions by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Paul Byron on Thursday is asking Noor Salman's attorneys if … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 Man arrested in brief Netherlands hostage-taking
Dutch police say a man armed with a knife who briefly held a woman hostage at a radio station in the Netherlands has been arrested. On their official Twitter feed, … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 Spain rescues 600 migrants in Mediterranean in 24 hours
Spain's maritime rescue service says it has rescued some 600 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco in the past 24 hours, making it one of its busiest … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 Veterans get expanded college assistance under Trump
Military veterans are getting unlimited access to college assistance under legislation President Donald Trump has signed into law. The Forever GI Act removed a 15-year limit on using the benefits, … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 President Trump's ardent backers support him more than ever
President Donald Trump's most ardent champions are sticking by him, happy to absolve him of any wrong in the blame game over the deadly weekend violence at a rally of … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 Suspect falls to death from atop crane at Los Angeles port
A suspected car thief led police on a chase across Los Angeles before he ditched the vehicle and climbed to the top of a loading crane at the city's port, … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 Trump aide: No military solution in North Korea
President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon says there's no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, despite the president's recent pledge to answer … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 Republican leaders dance around Trump remarks
One after another, the nation's most powerful Republicans responded to President Donald Trump's extraordinary remarks about white supremacists. Yet few mentioned the president. The Senate's top Republican, Majority Leader Mitch … Click to Conti...

17th Aug 2017 US: War would be 'horrific' but NKorea nukes 'unimaginable'
A military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be "horrific" but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the United States is "unimaginable," … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 Suspected car thief falls off port crane after hours-long standoff with police
A suspected car thief fell off a shipping crane Wednesday night at the Port of Los Angeles after an hours-long standoff with police, officials said. About 9:20 p.m., the man … Click to Continue »...

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