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Fear of North Korea attack sends Wall Street spiraling


The report said labor productivity climbed by 0.9 percent in the second quarter after inching up by a revised 0.1 percent in the first quarter. Slides in shares of Walt Disney and those of Boeing, recently down 4.7 percent and 1.2 percent respectively, led the drop in the Dow. Read More »

The hacking group who has declared war to the Venezuelan President


In Latin America itself, "Cuba, Bolivia and Nicaragua close ranks with Maduro" as they share his leftist ideology as well as fierce anti-imperialist feelings towards the United States , Anna Ayuso said . Last week, the USA targeted Maduro with sanctions, in a rare action against a foreign head of state. Ramon Muchacho, the mayor of the district of Chacao in Caracas, was sentenced Tuesday to 15 months in jail by the Supreme Court for not following an order to remove barricades during ... Read More »

Panthers open preseason against Texans at Bank of America Stadium


The NFL season is back and it is going to start with some preseason action. Fuller had issues with catching the ball last season, mainly due to poor hand size and focus. Tom Savage will start the game for Houstin while DeShaun Watson will serve as the backup. The former Clemson standout led the Texans with 954 yards and 4 td's last season. Read More »

Investors seek safe bets as Wall Street closes lower

Travel website operator Priceline fell 7.26 percent, weighing the most on the S&P and the Nasdaq , following a disappointing forecast. Japan's Nikkei 225 Index tumbled by 1.3%, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell by 0.4%. Options traders gear up for Snap's second earnings report as a public company. "The weakness in gold abruptly ended later in the day as stocks turned south after President Trump issued a rather stern warning to the North Koreans", said INTL FCStone analyst, ... Read More »

Massive Maratha show in Mumbai for quota


Police personnel were deployed along the entire route of the protest, from the Byculla Zoo to Azad Maidan. The Opposition also took a dig at the government for undermining reservation in education for Muslims. Fadnavis claimed the matter is now being deliberated upon by the National Commission For Backward Classes. Started since August 9, 2016, with processions in 57 different cities, the Maratha Kranti Morcha made its maiden entry in the state capital and ended the year-long campaign ... Read More »

Shame upon India, BJP is playing as dirty as Congress

The last move Shah had made was to win over two more Congress MLAs . The Congress alleged that BJP leaders, who were Union Ministers, were seeking to put pressure. The Congress had faced a major embarrassment in the presidential election when joint opposition candidate Meira Kumar could manage 49 votes when the party's strength then was 57. Read More »

Franklin becomes first hurricane of the season


We could be in for a very busy hurricane season. This forecast is above the Atlantic Basin's 30-year average which is 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes. Flooding rain swamped parts of the Yucatan Peninsula Tuesday. The nation's top weather forecasters are warning that the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season is likely to produce more tropical storms and cyclones than they originally predicted shortly before the season started June 1. Read More »

Disturbing signs for Trump in new CNN poll


Staffers start their day monitoring the morning shows on CNN , MSNBC and Fox as well as news published across the internet and in print. Those drops are in the double-digits. For the first time , more working class voters disapproved of his job performance than approved. With poll numbers this embarrassing, it's no surprise the belligerent Trump is trying to erode Americans' trust in the free press. Read More »

Eye doctors on how to properly view the eclipse

If your child's school is closing, I hope the letter encourages parents to watch it with their kids and explains how to do it safely. In North Texas we will see a partial solar eclipse , where the moon covers part of the sun's disk. And while solar eclipse glasses will be a popular option for viewing the total solar eclipse , beware, there are glasses on the market that are not safe . Read More »

Taylor Swift uses photo in sexual assault Lawsuit


Mueller testified on the witness stand, claiming he lost his job, reputation and close to $200,000 (AUS) which was his salary over a two-year contract with a country radio station in Denver. Baldridge explains why perhaps the Swift team didn't want to get the police involved in the alleged groping, saying that making the allegation would put everything in the public spotlight. Read More »

Senate Republicans say they're open to working with Democrats on insurer payments

It is slowly, very slowly, dawning on the majority party that its plan to pass a comprehensive reform of the tax code with only Republican votes is doomed to fail. On Wednesday, a bipartisan panel of USA governors urged the president to maintain CSR funding. Catastrophic events are hard to foresee and hard for households to afford, but households should be more exposed to the actual costs of routine care. Read More »

Coutinho: Barcelona 'close' to signing Liverpool star


Reports have come in on Tuesday afternoon that FC Barcelona directors Oscar Grau , Raul Sanllehi and Javier Bordas have arrived in England to seal the now-or-never transfer . However, Sissoko, who played for Liverpool between 2005 and 2008, added that the Merseysiders looked weaker in defence as a result of the loss of Lucas Leiva to Lazio and the continued absence of Mamadou Sakho from the first-team. Read More »

Auto hits French soldiers in Paris, 6 injured


In an attack that authorities said bore the stamp of terrorism, the driver appeared to have lain in wait for the soldiers in a pedestrian zone near their base in Levallois-Perret. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said that despite sustained "high threat" against France , the government is sticking to plans to lift a 21-month state of emergency. Read More »

Trump says US nuclear arsenal stronger than ever


Trump also retweeted news coverage about his heated rhetoric Wednesday. Photo Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arriving in Malaysia on Tuesday. Republican Senator Dan Sullivan said during an interview Tuesday that he is concerned about a possible attack on the state, which North Korea says is within its missile-firing range. Read More »

Denver area forecast calls for fog, rain and thunderstorms


Duluth radar at 7:30 a.m. today . Little warmer as you go south of Macon and Warner Robins with high temperatures possibly climbing into the upper 80s. The Houston area was struck with significant flooding from thunderstorms yesterday. Additional rain is possible Friday , especially throughout the second half of the day. Read More »

Trump Says US Will Meet North Korean Threats With 'Fire And Fury'


Trump's comment came as North Korea , reacting to new United Nations sanctions against its rapidly developing nuclear weapons program, warned the would "pay dearly" for its crimes and said it was examining its plans to strike the American military base of Guam with a missile. Read More »

President Donald J. Trump's Agenda Items and Threat Matrix, Ranked

Chris Christie (R), an ally of the Trump administration, downplayed the significance of a D.C. grand jury being impaneled by Mueller. She said she believes people "are better informed than ever about what politicians say and if their statements are literally true or not", partly thanks to specialized fact-checkers, and partly thanks to "traditional political journalists putting corrective information into their reports much more than they used to". Read More »

Trump Threatens North Korea with 'Fire and Fury'


North Korea issued a statement threatening to attack US bases on Guam a few hours after Trump spoke, but analysts said it appeared to have been prepared before Trump's "fire and fury" warning. Chuck Schumer of NY similarly called out Trump's comments - referring to them as "reckless". Earlier Pyongyang said it was ready to give Washington a "severe lesson" with its strategic nuclear force in response to any USA military action. Read More »

Doklam standoff: Army moves troops of 33 Corps to Sikkim


Time, it added, is fast running short for India to pull out from Chinese territory and on that basis explore a face- saving solution in consultation with China. India's diplomatic efforts to end a seven-week military standoff with China have hit a roadblock, people briefed on the talks said, prompting Chinese state-run media to trumpet rhetoric of "unavoidable countermeasures" on the unmarked border. Read More »

UW Hospital and Clinics named Wisconsin's top hospital for sixth straight year


The rankings remain focused on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient safety and quality of nursing, but the methodology expanded for the 2017-18 review. Among the UI Stead Family Children's Hospital's six ranked specialties, four slipped and two made gains. For the 28th year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has unveiled its list of Best Hospitals . Read More »

Is The Senate's Obamacare Repeal Failure Hurting Fundraising Efforts?


Senate Republicans fell one vote short of passing an ACA repeal bill in July, and many are hoping a new plan, created by Sens. So the issue is awaiting continued debate when they return in September, but it's unclear when exactly the House will pass the budget (though it faces a deadline of September 30, when the current fiscal year ends). Read More »

Trump to target opioid crisis with 'major briefing' in New Jersey


Jose Benitez, the executive director of Prevention Point, the needle exchange and advocacy program that serves people suffering from addiction in Kensington, said before Trump's remarks on Tuesday that he had been encouraged by the report after years of tough-on-crime federal drug policy. Read More »

60% of Americans don't trust Donald Trump, CNN poll finds


Make no mistake: Trump will draw primary opposition in 2020. Only 24 percent of respondents strongly approve of the president's job performance, but a whopping 47 percent strongly disapprove. Rather went on to explain that in his short 200 days in office, Trump has managed to change "the whole direction of justice system, [rewrite] environmental laws, [change] the regulations by public lands and so forth". Read More »

Cowboys fans gather at The Star for Jerry's big day


Jones really was the GM, no matter what the Jimmy camp ever claimed. The Cowboys returned to California after Jones' speech and had Sunday off. That was the point that Jones, who entered the league as a cocky oil and gas wildcatter from Arkansas and shook up the NFL's buttoned-up establishment, eloquently drove home in a speech that lasted 36 minutes, 47 seconds, in which the only surprise was a lack of tears. Read More »

Beware of government-run health care


The congressman said that if Congress can pass tax reform, "the business community can take off". No doubt he, like me, was awed by Senate Republicans' willingness to reveal how little value they are to their constituents, their party and our president. Read More »

Disney to start online streaming, bypassing Netflix

Disney will pay $1.52 billion to acquire an additional 42 percent of BAMTech , the streaming video technology business the company acquired a 33 percent stake in previous year for $1 billion - and which will provide the technological underpinnings for its upcoming streaming services. Read More »

North Korea Rejects UN Sanctions, Vows "Action"


The United States , Australia and Japan on Monday urged the worldwide community to pressure North Korea to abandon its "threatening and provocative path" and apply additional diplomatic and economic measures on Pyongyang over its missile tests . Read More »

Two-thirds see North Korea as a very serious threat — CNN Poll


It is not believed that the capability has been tested, according to the sources. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence could not immediately be reached for comment. Rather, it's that most leaders understand that North Korea is a rational country that understands the U.S. would destroy it in the event of an actual war, and thus does not want to start a major conflict with the United States over nothing. Read More »

New iPhone 8 leak tips at full-screen display


It also adds some protection on the four rounded corners of the iPhone 8 , as smartphones have a amusing way of maneuvering while in free fall towards a hard surface (like a cement sidewalk) so that it lands on a corner, thereby shattering the entire front display. Read More »