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Truex 'not counting points' as playoffs near

Truex 'not counting points' as playoffs near If Truex comes out of Bristol leading by 121 points or more he will clinch the regular-season title, which pays 15 playoff points. Truex, who has finished first and second in the last two races, has a 129-point lead over second place Kyle Larson heading into Saturday's night race at Bristol, Tenn., the 24th race in the 26-race regular season. [Full Article...]

Inmates escape while working on Goldendale fire

Inmates escape while working on Goldendale fire The department launched a search for the inmates immediately after they were found missing. DNR Commissioner Hilary Franz said inmate crews are helpful, especially in years like this one when wildfires are active. He is 6 feet tall and 178 pounds. Munter is serving a 72-month sentence for assault and theft. Both have been convicted of crimes in Snohomish County. [Full Article...]

Visitors flock to Belgium's giant omelette festival despite scandal

Visitors flock to Belgium's giant omelette festival despite scandal Children help make the giant omelette . Benedicte Mathy, president of the local branch of the World Giant Omelette Brotherhood , said he did not encounter any problem finding enough eggs for the event and the sources have been carefully checked. [Full Article...]

Trump uncertain over Steve Bannons future in WH

Trump uncertain over Steve Bannons future in WH The 71-year-old president has reportedly not met face-to-face with Bannon for over a week. "I think there's no question that if Trump were to divorce himself from Steve Bannon and Steve were to leave the White House, then I really think it's open season against him, as far as Breitbart's concerned", said Kurt Bardella, a former spokesperson for Breitbart. [Full Article...]

'Nothing imminent' in standoff with North Korea - CIA chief

President Trump tweeted this week the US military is "locked and loaded" in preparation of a response to aggressive action by North Korea . Trump is expected on Monday to launch a trade investigation into China. There's allies that we consult with, as the president made very clear last week. The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, on Monday met with s... [Full Article...]

In Greece : Large wildfire raging near coastal Athens homes

In Greece : Large wildfire raging near coastal Athens homes Officials hinted that the fires might have been caused by arson. Fire brigade officials said no injuries had been reported, but dozens of homes had been damaged or destroyed. A large wildfire continues to burn lands and houses in coasts near the Greek capital Athens as firefighters struggle to bring under control back-to-back blazes reported across the country. [Full Article...]

Midland ISD sees improvements with new Accountability Ratings

Midland ISD sees improvements with new Accountability Ratings The schools that improved and got off the "improvement Required" list were San Jacinto Junior High, De Zavala Elementary and Ralph Bunche Elementary. "That is a celebration and we're going to catapult on that as we move into the year", said Christie Whitbeck, Superintendent of Bryan ISD. [Full Article...]

Explosion in Lincoln heard for miles, levels house

Explosion in Lincoln heard for miles, levels house Jeff Hoham lives just a few doors down from the now demolished home. Several people have reported that a loud explosion was heard in the area. "I've been doing this 32 years and this is the worst gas explosion I've ever seen", Chief Fire Inspector Bill Moody said. [Full Article...]

Yoga outfitter Lululemon to open this fall in downtown Detroit

Yoga outfitter Lululemon to open this fall in downtown Detroit The wildly popular, stylish and pricey Lululemon yoga and athletic apparel for women and men soon will be available in downtown Detroit . Yoga and athletic apparel company Lululemon Athletica will open its newest MI store in downtown Detroit . [Full Article...]

Obama's message after Charlottesville tragedy gets record Twitter love

Obama's message after Charlottesville tragedy gets record Twitter love But while Obama's tweet may be the most liked, a Twitter spokesperson confirmed Tuesday it's only the fifth most retweeted tweet ever -trailing behind Ariana Grande , Louis Tomlinson , Ellen DeGeneres , and of course, the infamous plea for Wendy's chicken nuggets. [Full Article...]

Boston 'free speech rally' applies for permit for Saturday event

Boston 'free speech rally' applies for permit for Saturday event Brian Fallon, a former spokesman for Hillary Clinton, said the group that rallied in Charlottesville is planning the noon event on Boston Common. Invictus, who attracted support from white supremacists when he ran for the US Senate as a Libertarian in Florida in 2016, said organizers indicated they were also anxious about statements he has made espousing support for a "second American civil war"... [Full Article...]

White Supremacist Richard Spencer Tried To Speak At UChicago. He Was Refused

White Supremacist Richard Spencer Tried To Speak At UChicago. He Was Refused On Friday, August 11, a group of white nationalists marched through the campus of the University of Virginia. Scott said he also spoke with UF President Kent Fuchs this weekend. Three people died during the white supremacist rally this weekend in Charlottesville , including a 32-year-old woman who was killed after a driver rammed into a group of counter-protesters with his auto. [Full Article...]

Gold steady near 2-month highs on N. Korea tensions

Gold steady near 2-month highs on N. Korea tensions Yen's appeal as a safe haven asset in times of uncertainty such as the tensions between the U.S. and North Korea pushed the currency up against the dollar during last week. Japanese importers stepped up dollar purchases following the long weekend, helping the US currency rebound after diving as low as ¥108.72 in overseas trading on Friday, market sources said. [Full Article...]

Aussie PM criticizes council's decision to "cancel" public Australia Day celebrations

Aussie PM criticizes council's decision to The council voted to stop referring to January 26 as Australia Day, stop holding citizenship ceremonies and officially support the #changethedate campaign. The decision came despite a warning from Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Alex Hawke that councils could have their power to host citizenship ceremonies revoked if they politicise the events. [Full Article...]

Virat Kohli Tells Why Independence Day is Extra Special for Him

Virat Kohli Tells Why Independence Day is Extra Special for Him Ravichandran Ashwin was the destroyer-in-chief in the second innings, picking up four wickets, while the pace duo of Mohammed Shami (3 wickets) and Umesh Yadav (2 wickets) did their bit to bring the curtains down on Sri Lanka's misery early. [Full Article...]

Trump on Tearing Down Confederate Statues: 'Is George Washington Next?'

Trump on Tearing Down Confederate Statues: 'Is George Washington Next?' Trump said, "Many of those people were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee". You may disagree with their argument, or you may need to ask follow-up questions before you understand, but in posing such questions as though they have no answers-all the while making it clear that he'd never tried to find the answers-Trump offered legitimacy to literal Nazis and open white su... [Full Article...]

Iran threatens to quit nuclear deal if new sanctions imposed

Iran threatens to quit nuclear deal if new sanctions imposed Iran has never let go of its nuclear ambitions, Cohen said . Iran , the European Union, Germany and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the United States, Britain, France, China and Russian Federation - finalized the text of the nuclear agreement on July 14, 2015. [Full Article...]

BBCI: Sierra Leone mudslide: At least 600 still missing in Freetown

BBCI: Sierra Leone mudslide: At least 600 still missing in Freetown He said the United Nations country team in Sierra Leone has mobilised and is "supporting national authorities in rescue operations, helping evacuate residents, providing medical assistance to the injured, registering survivors, and providing food rations, water and dignity kits to those affected". [Full Article...]

Wayward alligator discovered in Atlantic City motel pool

Wayward alligator discovered in Atlantic City motel pool The gator was taken to the Cape May County Zoo, police said. Thirty-three people, including men, women and children, were removed from the property during the search, and seven people were arrested on unrelated warrants. The arrests were made on Tuesday morning following the search of 80 rooms at the Bayview Inn & Suites in Atlantic City. Animal control workers safely lifted the alligator from... [Full Article...]

Alleged Charlottesville Attacker, White Nationalists Sued over Fatal Crash

Alleged Charlottesville Attacker, White Nationalists Sued over Fatal Crash Tadrint and Micah Washington filed a complaint with the Circuit Court for the City of Charlottesville, Virginia. A lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Circuit Court for the city of Charlottesville by Tadrint and Micah Washington names the alleged driver of the vehicle, James Alex Fields Jr ., as well as more than a dozen other defendants including noted white nationalists Richard Spencer , Da... [Full Article...]


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