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Three US aircraft carriers set for joint drill near Korea


The U.S. 7th Fleet, which announced the exercise, did not say where in the western Pacific the exercise will be conducted, but officials have said recently that it is meant to demonstrate U.S. North Korea will be at the top of the agenda as Trump tries to pressure Beijing into cracking down on Pyongyang. This is the first time three nuclear-powered aircraft carriers of the US Navy will be carrying out naval manoeuvres at the same time since 2007, though sometimes two such giant vessels can ... Read More »

Germany: police detain man hiding python in his trousers


He then revealed a 14 inch baby king python. Police in the southwestern city of Darmstadt said the 19-year-old was detained on Tuesday night after a loud argument with another man disturbed residents. Police put the snake in a box and the man in a jail cell so he could sober up , according to Deutsche Welle, but it's still not known why he stashed the critter in his trousers. Read More »

Grades Up: Texas Tech Athletes Earn Highest Ever Graduation Success Rate


Joseph Tront, the faculty athletics representative to the ACC/NCAA and a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Virginia Tech. This year's six Tech teams in that category (again, four-year average) included men's golf, men's tennis, women's tennis, women's soccer, women's swimming and diving and volleyball. Read More »

USA ground invasion of North Korea could cost 'millions' of lives


That blunt assessment from the Pentagon is in response to a letter from two Democratic congressmen asking about casualty assessments in a conflict with North Korea . "A nonpartisan report by the Congressional Research Service indicates conflict on the peninsula could impact as many as 25 million people on either side of the border, including more than 100,000 US citizens". Read More »

Bharti Airtel shares fall 6.7%, most in eight months


Rashed Fahad Al-Noaimi, CEO of investments at Qatar Foundation, is on Bharti Airtel's board. It is now offering shares of the Indian wireless carrier at 473 rupees to 480 rupees apiece, representing a 6.7 percent to 8 percent discount to its last close, according to terms for the deal obtained by Bloomberg on Tuesday. Read More »

Long term Growth Analysis of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP)

They now have $51.61 price target on the stock. The analysts estimated mean EPS at 0.37 while the high and low EPS estimate stand at 1.08 and 0.12 respectively. The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 16th will be issued a $0.265 dividend. Read More »

China's Exports Expand Less Than Forecast


Coal imports had jumped almost 11% to 27.08 million tonnes in September from a year ago. The latest data showed that shipments to the U.S. rose 8.3 per cent on-year last month, while imports increased 4.3 per cent. The trade surplus against the U.S. was US$26.6 billion (S$36.3 billion) last month. "I think imports will remain relatively low (for November and December), but maybe not as low as October". Read More »

Pentagon has been failing to report domestic violence convictions to Federal Bureau of Investigation


Channel 2 Investigates has confirmed with the United States Air Force that delusional mass murder Devin Kelley served a little more than nine months of his year-long confinement. Mattis says we have to "find out what's going on". CNN reports that the shooter, Devin Kelley, was given a bad conduct discharge from the U.S. Air Force in 2014 after spending 12 months in the brig for beating his wife and stepson, who was a baby at the time. Read More »

Veterans Day 2017: Best free meals & military discounts, deals


According to their Facebook post, the deal is "a small (foil-wrapped) token of thanks for your service". Present proof of military ID or service, and enjoy a Free Create-Your-Own Combo Meal with rice and beans, plus chips & salsa. Military members will be able to get a free meal from the $9.99 menu at participating O'Charley's locations. On Saturday, November 11, Applebee's will offer a free meal to veterans and active duty military who can provide proof of military service. Read More »

Senate Dems, Led by Feinstein, Introduce Assault Weapons Ban


A ban on bump stocks has stalled, and even a bill that would compel federal agencies (like the U.S. Air Force) to upload felony conviction records to the national background check system (which they are already supposed to do), and which might well have stopped the Texas shooter, does not have unanimous support. Read More »

D-304 middle schools to host Veterans Day ceremonies

This year the skydivers plan to again land in Coronado, on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at approximately 9:45 a.m. Photo by Sky Dive San Diego. Belmont School District will be having a program at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend. Associate pastor Jay Miller of Victory Baptist Church in Mendota will give the invocation, and the Rev. Kent Svendsen, U.S. Read More »

Self-driving shuttle crashes in Las Vegas hours after launch


A driverless shuttle in Las Vegas crashed just hours after it was unveiled Wednesday. No injuries were reported, and no word yet on the damage to the shuttle. The City of Las Vegas twitter account had earlier tweeted pictures of celebrities and the mayor at the shuttle's launch, later adding that people could "b$3 oard the free shuttle at any of the three stops on Fremont Street and Carson Street between Las Vegas Boulevard and 8th Street". Read More »

Pence arrives in Texas to meet with survivors of church shooting


Officials say 26 people were killed in the attack. Pence will arrive in Indy at 4:15 p.m. for the 5:15 roundtable. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, and Will Hurd, R-Texas. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head following a brief auto chase with two men who were hailed as heroes for confronting him. The Las Vegas attack, the worst mass shooting in USA history, occurred October 1. Read More »

Indian Mob Tries BURNING Elephants Alive


This exact phenomenon was portrayed by a photo taken by Biplab Hazra which shows an elephant and her calf running away from an irate mob who flung flaming tar balls and crackers at the elephants subjecting them to potential injuries, just to scare them away from their own settlements. Read More »

Who Is Ashanti Billie? Navy Veteran Charged With Teen's Kidnapping


According to the court document, co-workers told investigators that Brown could be seen frequenting the area where Billie worked, day and night. Police fingerprinted the auto and found a partial print, which was consistent with the vehicle having been wiped clean of fingerprints, court documents state. Read More »

Syria army, allies retake last IS-held town


The two outlets said earlier that Syrian troops had linked up with Iraqi forces across the border. On Wednesday, after a months-long advance through central and eastern Syria, the Syrian army and allied Shi'ite militias encircled and attacked Albu Kamal. Read More »

FBI Seeks Access to Texas Church Shooter's Cellphone


The case is reminiscent of the Apple-FBI legal feud previous year, in which the Justice Dept. sought to compel Apple to build a backdoor to bypass the encryption on the iPhone that belonged to Syed Farook, who with his wife Tashfeen Malik shot and killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California in December 2015. Read More »

Barack Obama Reporting for Jury Duty, Your Honor!


Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans told county commissioners that Obama has been summoned for jury duty in IL, according to WLS. Like others, Obama is in line to be paid $17.20 a day for jury duty. "Every office in a democracy counts!" A decade later, Mister T, whose real name is Lawrence Tureaud, appeared for jury duty at the Rolling Meadows courthouse but wasn't chosen. Read More »

Judge Gags Manafort Case


U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson's order does not bar the attorneys from talking to the media altogether. Defendants Paul Manafort and Rick Gates are included in that order from U.S. The judge said the limitations are aimed at potential comments "likely to influence the actual outcome of the trial " and "prejudice the jury". In the November 2 hearing , the judge criticized Manafort's lawyer, Kevin Downing, for making public statements to the media outside the courthouse after his ... Read More »

Pro-independence rallies grind Catalonia to a halt

Madrid is organising new regional elections for next month as it tries to stem the fallout from Spain's deepest political crisis in decades. Protesters blocked roads and train lines across Catalonia on Wednesday, provoking commuter anger in a strike called by a pro-independence union after separatist leaders were detained in Madrid over their divisive secession drive. Read More »

Elated at Your Accomplishment: PM Modi to Mary Kom


Meanwhile, five other Indians had earlier settled for bronze medals at the continental showpiece after losing their respective semi-final bouts in different weight categories. Sonia also fought a draining bout and was at par with her rival in power, precision and pace. "I would like to personally like to thank BFI President Ajay Singh for his support and encouragement", Mary Kom said. Read More »

2 police officers shot in Georgia, gunman found dead


Atlanta NBC affiliate WXIA-TV is reporting that two officers have been shot in Forest Park, Ga. prompting the area's middle school to be on lockdown. We have reporters at the hospitals where the officers were taken to get updates on their conditions, on Channel 2 Action News starting at 4 . Read More »

Donald Trump promises to 'figure it out' with South Korea's Moon Jae


The Times's Tokyo bureau chief, Motoko Rich, called it "a false note", while Guardian columnist Jessica Valenti hypothesized that Akie Abe had "pretended not to speak English for almost two hours to avoid talking to Trump". Pence has urged Japan to roll back its emergency import restrictions on US frozen beef, which saw tariffs rise to 50 percent from 38.5 percent. Ever since Saudi Arabia delivered a lavish welcome on Trump's first global trip, leaders have tried to outdo ... Read More »

COP 23 Kicks Off with Calls to Implement Paris Agreement


Syria announced today it will join the Paris climate agreement , leaving the U.S.as the only country outside the worldwide accord. The Syria People's Assembly voted to approve ratification of the agreement last month, according to the country's state-run media outlet SANA. Read More »

Drug Take Back Day: Ohioans turn in 35000 pounds of prescription drugs


Unwanted or expired prescription medications were collected a few weeks ago for the 14th National Prescription Take-Back Day. Nationally, more than 912,000 pound or 456 tons of prescription medications were collected. "By taking risky drugs off of our streets, we keep addiction from spreading", U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a news release from the Department of Justice. Read More »

USA would have to invade North Korea to secure Pyongyang nukes


Seoul has much warmer relations with Beijing, but at the same time it is nearly fully dependent on the " US military umbrella " in the view of the threat from the North, which the South regards as an " existential " one. Trump also plans to put pressure on Beijing to urge it to put more efforts in resolving the crisis around North Korean nuclear program, Leung said. Read More »

Cloudy, cool Tuesday with a high near 46 in Oklahoma City


Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Thursday night the region will be mostly clear to partly cloudy with lows in the upper 30s/ low 40s. The low Friday night will be around 21 degrees, it said. Night: Mostly clear and cold. Southeast wind 5 to 15 miles per hour. South winds 0-5 miles per hour. Sunday night - Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Read More »

Lin-Manuel Miranda will star in 'Hamilton' in Puerto Rico


Miranda is in Puerto Rico seven weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. "When Lin said he wanted to take Hamilton to Puerto Rico and play the role again, I nearly leapt out of my chair", producer Jeffrey Seller added. 'In the aftermath of Maria we chose to expedite the announcement of the project to send a bold message that Puerto Rico will recover and be back in business, stronger than ever'. Read More »

Identity of fallen Abbotsford police officer now known


Abbotsford police have said a man in his 60s from Alberta was taken into custody Monday after exchanging gunfire with officers. The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) has been deployed and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is assuming the investigation. Read More »

New Cuba policy to restrict travel, trade for Americans

New restrictions on Americans' travel to Cuba will be enacted Thursday, the Trump administration said, and the USA also published a list of companies and other entities alleged to be controlled by the Cuban government that are forbidden from doing business with American citizens. Read More »