All News - 08 August 2017

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The Latest: Authorities surround home in search for suspect

08 August 2017 23:56:25 WN.com - World News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a man who is charged in the fatal shooting of a western Missouri police officer (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Authorities searching for a man charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Clinton, Missouri, police officer are surrounding a house about 25 miles northwest in Chilhowee. The Kansas City Star reports that Sgt. Bill Lowe of the Missouri Highway Patrol told reporters that officers were at the house following up on a lead, much as they'd searched another home, woods and school buses earlier in the day in search of 39-year-old Ian McCarthy of Clinton. Police say McCarthy shot and killed Officer Gary...

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Trump pledges US will beat opioid drug epidemic

08 August 2017 23:56:25 WN.com - World News

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump took on the opioid drug epidemic Tuesday, pledging that "we will fight this deadly epidemic and the United States will win." Trump held a briefing on the matter at his private golf course in central New Jersey, where he is on a 17-day...

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Fired Google engineer files complaint, weighs legal options

08 August 2017 23:56:25 WN.com - World News

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — A former Google engineer who was fired over a memo he wrote about gender differences says he's exploring all his...

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Jogger appears to push woman into oncoming traffic in video

08 August 2017 23:56:25 WN.com - World News

A public bus swerved to avoid hitting the woman, who fell on the Putney Bridge. ......

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Utah man charged with murder after 2 more bodies identified

08 August 2017 23:56:25 WN.com - World News

Prosecutors have charged a missing Utah man with three counts of first-degree murder after two additional bodies found near a rural Idaho farmhouse were identified as 14-year-old Payton Medley and ......

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First medical marijuana dispensary opening in Hawaii

08 August 2017 23:56:25 WN.com - World News

Dispensary sales of medical marijuana in Hawaii are beginning after patients waited 17 years for a legal way to purchase the drug. Maui Grown Therapies received approval from the Department ......

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NYC socialite charged with 'Smoothie Shack' burglary

08 August 2017 23:56:25 WN.com - World News

CAMDEN, Maine — The socialite daughter of two world-famous New York ballet dancers is charged in Maine with breaking into several stores. ......

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Delaware man lands record-breaking sized catfish

08 August 2017 23:56:25 WN.com - World News

A man has set a new Delaware state fishing record by landing a 36-pound, 3.2-ounce blue catfish. ......

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UN chief to make first visit to Israel and Palestinians

08 August 2017 23:56:25 WN.com - World News

Antonio Guterres will make his first visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories as U.N. secretary-general later...

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Trump gets briefing on opioid drug epidemic

08 August 2017 23:56:25 WN.com - World News

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) " President Donald Trump is attending a briefing on the country's opioid drug epidemic during his break from...

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Sage grouse conservation changes draw mix of praise, alarm

08 August 2017 23:56:25 WN.com - World News

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) " President Donald Trump's administration has opened the door to industry-friendly changes to a sweeping plan imposed by his predecessor to protect a ground-dwelling bird across vast areas of the West. Wildlife advocates warn that the proposed changes would undercut a hard-won struggle to protect the greater sage grouse. Representatives of the ranching and energy industries cheered the policy shift as needed to give states flexibility. A document outlining the recommended changes was released Monday by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. It recognized for the first time the importance of livestock grazing on sage grouse habitat, said Jim Magagna, executive vice president of...

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Gunfire-sparked wildfire near Yosemite shrouded in mystery

08 August 2017 23:56:25 WN.com - World News

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) " Investigators are refusing to say how they know gunshots sparked a wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes near...

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For 1st time, both national lottery games top $300 million

08 August 2017 23:56:25 WN.com - World News

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) " For the first time, U.S. lottery players will have a choice of games offering jackpots topping $300...

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Draft US report says extreme storms driven by climate change

08 August 2017 23:56:25 WN.com - World News

WASHINGTON (AP) " Directly contradicting President Donald Trump, a draft report produced by 13 federal agencies concludes that the United States is already feeling the negative impacts of climate change, with a stark increase in the frequency of heat waves, heavy rains and other extreme weather over the last four decades. The preliminary report summarizes the current state of the science for the upcoming National Climate Assessment. Trump and his Cabinet have expressed public doubts that the warming is being primarily driven by man-made carbon pollution and will have serious consequences for Americans. An early version of the report, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, was...

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ACLU sues Maine governor for blocking critics on Facebook

08 August 2017 23:56:24 WN.com - World News

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) " The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine has filed a federal lawsuit against Republican Gov. Paul LePage for...

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3-day-old deer pulled from wild to spend life in captivity

08 August 2017 23:56:24 WN.com - World News

PHOENIX (AP) " A 3-day-old baby deer is being sent to a wildlife reserve after somebody thought they were...

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Rocket Lab says ground equipment marred New Zealand launch

08 August 2017 23:56:24 WN.com - World News

LOS ANGELES (AP) " A California aerospace company says a rocket it launched from New Zealand last May did not reach orbit because a problem...

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Prosecutors agree to toss conviction in 1979 cabbie slaying

08 August 2017 23:56:24 WN.com - World News

BOSTON (AP) " A Boston man who spent 38 years in prison in the killing of a cab driver was released Tuesday after a prosecutor agreed to vacate his conviction based on "significant doubt" about the fairness of his trial, including the reliance on a witness who had been hypnotized. Frederick Clay was 16 when he was charged in the 1979...

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Backcountry trampers, hunters and skiiers need to be avalanche aware

08 August 2017 23:56:24 WN.com - World News

Winter and early spring is the time for trampers, hunters and skiers in the backcountry to think about the dangers posed by avalanches in the alpine backcountry. Outdoors adventurers will be glad to know there is solid science behind the forecasting of avalanche risk and heeding the forecasts can help with planning safer back country adventures. An example of this avalanche forecasting and monitoring work in the Marlborough region is happening at Department of Conservation's (DOC) Nelson Lakes office. DOC works with Matt Wilkinson, an avalanche...

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Venezuela constitutional assembly decrees itself superior to all other government institutions

08 August 2017 23:56:24 WN.com - World News

Venezuela constitutional assembly decrees itself superior to all other government institutions. ......

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Brazil’s president accuses chief prosecutor of bias

08 August 2017 23:56:24 WN.com - World News

Brazilian President Michel Temer’s defense team is accusing the attorney general of bias and asking the country’s highest court to remove him from an investigation involving the president. ......

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Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ statement echoes North Korea’s own threats

08 August 2017 23:56:24 WN.com - World News

As talk spread of North Korea's nuclear weapons capabilities on Tuesday, President Trump responded with a warning. “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” Trump said at an event at his Bedminster, N.J., golf club. “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” The president then ......

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The Latest: Death toll from strong quake in China rises to 7

08 August 2017 23:56:24 WN.com - World News

China's official Xinhua News Agency reports that the information office of the Sichuan Province government says the number of...

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Trump reportedly gets daily ‘propaganda document’

08 August 2017 23:56:24 WN.com - World News

While some people need a cup of coffee to start their day, that is a habit from which President Donald Trump famously abstains. Nowadays, he apparently opts for a healthy serving of propaganda instead. Vice News reported Tuesday that Trump is fed documents each morning and afternoon assembled by Whi......

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Australian leaders plan vote on same-sex marriage

08 August 2017 23:56:24 WN.com - World News

SYDNEY — Australia’s governing Liberal Party met for hours behind closed doors Tuesday to debate same-sex marriage, twisting itself in knots and...

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Strong quake strikes southwest China, killing at least 7

08 August 2017 23:56:24 WN.com - World News

BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake shook a mountainous region in southwestern China near a famous national park, killing seven people, injuring 88 others and knocking out power and...

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Venezuela using excessive force, arrests to crush protests - U.N.

08 August 2017 23:56:24 WN.com - World News

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Venezuelan security forces have systematically wielded excessive force to suppress protests, killing dozens, and have arbitrarily detained 5,000 people since April, including 1,000 still in custody, the United Nations human rights office said on Tuesday. It called on the government of President Nicolas Maduro to rein in security forces and investigate alleged abuses and release people from arbitrary detention. On...

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Country singer Glen Campbell dead at 81

08 August 2017 23:56:24 WN.com - World News

Read more trending news A statement on the singer’s official Facebook page confirmed the news and said a personal statement from Campbell’s wife, Kim, will follow: “It is with the...

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India Rice Shipments Slow as Stronger Rupee Lifts Export Prices

08 August 2017 23:56:24 WN.com - World News

India's non-basmati rice exports are likely to slow over the next few months as its shipments of the grain have become too expensive on the world market due to a rally in the rupee and an increase in local paddy prices. ......

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Kenyan election: Hotly contested race to presidency sparks fears of violence

08 August 2017 23:56:24 WN.com - World News

Kenyans surged to the polls yesterday in a hotly-contested general election as politicians called on voters to accept the results amid fears of a repeat of the violence that has marred previous elections....

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