• Minneapolis to seek World Cup soccer at US Bank Stadium

    Minneapolis to seek World Cup soccer at US Bank Stadium

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    Officials from each city are being asked to provide information including their city's transportation infrastructure, past experience with major sporting and cultural events and accommodations that would be available. SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JULY 01: Chris Wondolowski of the United States reacts after a missed chance uring the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.
  • Colombia: No US military intervention in Venezuela

    Colombia: No US military intervention in Venezuela

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    After months of attacking Venezuela's unpopular President Nicolas Maduro, Latin America came out strongly against US threats of military action against the crisis-hit nation. "And by the way, I am not going to rule out a military option", Trump said. US anti-drug officials have long identified Venezuela as a leading transshipment point for South American cocaine destined for the USA market.
  • Merck CEO resigns from President's council

    Merck CEO resigns from President's council

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    Merck has a facility in Upper Gwynedd Township and is Montgomery County's largest employer. Several executives from top U.S. companies have stepped down from a number of presidential advisory councils in protest to Trump policies, Reuters added.
  • Moore Leading in New Primary Poll

    Moore Leading in New Primary Poll

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    One of the most important primaries, which will be a big indicator on the tone of the 2018 election, will take place this upcoming Tuesday. Robert Bentley, who was accused of misusing his office to cover up a romantic liaison with a staffer.
  • Tropical Storm Gert forms in the Atlantic Ocean

    Tropical Storm Gert forms in the Atlantic Ocean

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    As of noon, the storm was still 398 nautical miles west-southwest of Bermuda and moving north with 40 knot winds and gusts reaching 50 knots. It's moving west at 15 miles per hour over the Atlantic and forecasters said environmental conditions are expected to be generally conducive for development of this disturbance for the next several days.
  • Chinese state newspaper says Trump trade probe will 'poison' relations

    Chinese state newspaper says Trump trade probe will 'poison' relations

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    They were not authorized to publicly discuss the private call and spoke on condition of anonymity. "I do think the United States and China need to sit down and negotiate a new trade deal, probably not a bilateral deal, but through some kind of multilateral forum to really address the heart of the problems that the two countries have with each other", he said.
  • Killer, Victim In Virginia Terror Attack Identified

    Killer, Victim In Virginia Terror Attack Identified

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    The Daily Progress said that those injured were "counter-protesters" at the rally for Unite the Right, "a gathering of white nationalist, neo-Nazi, alt-right and other far right political groups ". In this Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 photo, James Alex Fields Jr ., second from left, holds a black shield in Charlottesville , Va., where a white supremacist rally took place.
  • Expect a cloudy, hot and humid Sunday

    Expect a cloudy, hot and humid Sunday

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    Any showers should move out by Monday afternoon, with temps warming well into the 80s under partly cloudy skies. Morning lows stay in the mid 70s with afternoon highs in the lower 90s - right on target for this time of year. Tuesday: Mostly sunny with a slight chance of isolated showers/storms. Some clouds will be sticking around, but once a cold front passes through later this afternoon we should start to see some clearing outside.
  • Bryce Harper Carried Off Field After Suffering Left Knee Injury Vs. Giants

    Bryce Harper Carried Off Field After Suffering Left Knee Injury Vs. Giants

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    Fellow outfielder Michael Taylor (right oblique strain) was activated from the 10-day disabled list in a corresponding move and will assume Harper's spot on the active roster for the time being. From Rotoworld: Stratton allowed three runs - two earned - over five innings Saturday in a no-decision versus the Diamondbacks. The first game takes place at 1:05 p.m.
  • Trump tells Guam Governor 'you are safe'

    Trump tells Guam Governor 'you are safe'

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    Alluding to Mr. Kim , he told the governor, "You notice he hasn't spoken recently". "We encourage everyone to go through their lives and live them like you would do any other day". "But you're not going to have a problem". Mr Calvo agrees: "It's paradise". Calvo said in response: "We've got 95 per cent occupancy and after all this stuff calms down we're going to have 110 per cent occupancy".
  • Nawaz Sharif's convoy kills 13-year-old at protest rally in Lahore

    Nawaz Sharif's convoy kills 13-year-old at protest rally in Lahore

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    Sharif also demanded accountability from military dictators and judges who he said have been sending prime ministers packing home in the last 70 years. PML-N leaders are in the process of making arrangements for more supporters to attend the rally. "One of them (Gen Pervez Musharraf) went out for medical treatment of his backache but never came back to face cases", he said.
  • Woman's BMW plunges seven stories in parking garage accident

    Woman's BMW plunges seven stories in parking garage accident

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    Austin police Cpl. Chris Carlisle told the American-Statesman said that unlike the O'Connor crash in which the cables broke, in the latest incident the auto somehow "went through the wires". His SUV was caught by barrier wires, leaving the vehicle hanging off the side of the garage. "My foot slipped off the brake", she said. However, the property owner will need to file an extension because they are redesigning the entire cable system.
  • Unarmed Russian Air Force jet overflies the Pentagon, Capitol, CIA

    Unarmed Russian Air Force jet overflies the Pentagon, Capitol, CIA

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    The flight over the country's most secure airspace was allowed under the Treaty on Open Skies , according to American Broadcasting Corporation. The reconnaissance mission by the unarmed Russian Air Force Tu-154 had been agreed by US authorities under the Treaty on Open Skies, which allows military aircraft from signatory nations to conduct observational flights over each other's territories.
  • NYPD officer shot in Brooklyn; suspect barricaded in building with rifle

    NYPD officer shot in Brooklyn; suspect barricaded in building with rifle

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    Multiple shots are accepted to have been discharged, and another slug may have hit the officer in the chest or arm, as per police. Police say after being hit, the officer did not return fire. The officer was treated by the medics with him, police said. The New York Daily News and other local media identified the man as Andy Sookdeo. "Thank goodness, the officer is gonna be fine", the police commissioner said.
  • Giant Trump chicken seen floating near White House

    Giant Trump chicken seen floating near White House

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    Today's D.C. chicken was perched midway between the Washington Monument and the White House , with no explanation or note attached. The 23-foot-tall poultry prop is similar to the inflatable chicken that protesters have used to egg on Trump to release his personal tax returns during Tax Day events on April 15.
  • Up to 50 teen migrants 'deliberately drowned' off Yemen

    Up to 50 teen migrants 'deliberately drowned' off Yemen

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    According to survivors' testimonies, the smuggler pushed them to the sea after he saw men he perceived as "authority types". This is shocking and inhumane. Currently, 22 migrants are reportedly still missing and unaccounted for. Windy season in the Indian Ocean makes the trip especially unsafe. This year 55,000 African migrants reached Arabian Peninsula through this risky route, IOM said.
  • Food officials: 700K pesticide-contaminated eggs sent to Britain

    Food officials: 700K pesticide-contaminated eggs sent to Britain

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    The country's biggest supermarket chain, Albert Heijn, reportedly announced that it was removing 14 different types of eggs from its shelves. In the Netherlands , a total of 147 poultry companies remain closed due to the production of eggs containing the pesticide fipronil , stated the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority.
  • USA diplomats' hearing loss in Cuba blamed on covert sonic device

    USA diplomats' hearing loss in Cuba blamed on covert sonic device

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    In fact, American diplomats who were stationed in Cuba in 2016 returned home with hearing-loss issues. It said the decision to expel two Cuban diplomats from Washington had been "unjustified and unsubstantiated". "It's virtually impossible for anyone to take action against an American diplomat without an element of the Cuban state being aware". "We requested their departure as a reciprocal measure since some USA personnel's assignments in Havana had to be curtailed due to these ...
  • South Africa's president survives another vote of no confidence

    South Africa's president survives another vote of no confidence

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    The numerous attempts to dislodge Zuma from office have led to some confusion over how many no-confidence votes he has faced. A simple majority of 201 votes was required to remove Zuma as president. Academic and political analyst Richard Calland said the ANC's victory would prove shortlived because the party's woes were confirmed by a "not insignificant" number of its members casting their ballots with the opposition camp.
  • Snapchat video shows babysitters putting 7-month-old in fridge

    Snapchat video shows babysitters putting 7-month-old in fridge

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    Two underage young ladies were captured in MA this week after video surfaced of them putting a crying child in a cooler while they were looking after children. "I don't want anyone near my child anymore", she said. The two babysitters are facing charges of assault and child endangerment. She also said that the girls thought the stunt was a joke and that she doesn't believe they meant to harm her baby.
  • JD(U) rift wide open: Sharad Yadav says he is still with Mahagathbandhan

    JD(U) rift wide open: Sharad Yadav says he is still with Mahagathbandhan

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    Meanwhile, reports are coming that the faction unhappy with the Chief Minister's decision headed by Yadav - the second-most prominent face in the party - is deliberating over expelling their president Nitish Kumar . "I was one of those who asked the people to vote for the Grand Alliance". He arrived at the airport here to embark on a three-day tour during which he would hold "direct dialogue" with the people over breaking of the JD (U)-RJD-Congress coalition and formation of the JD (U)-BJP ...