• 44 people shot within 14 hrs in Chicago
44 people shot within 14 hrs in Chicago

Further exacerbating the city's violence problem is that police have been able to solve or make arrests for few of the killings - the murder clearance rate for the city has hovered around 20% in recent years. CPD said the majority of the shootings took place in the six, tenth and 11th districts and that gunmen shot into large crowds. "If they shoot...

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  • Italy explosion: At least two dead in highway blast
Italy explosion: At least two dead in highway blast

In a tweet, Bologna Airport said it wasn't affected by the explosion. The fiery blast was so powerful, it shook homes near Bologna Airport and caused a bridge to partially collapse, according to the Independent . Handout. / Reuters A general view of the motorway shortly after the incident. A video shot from a parked auto at the moment of the...

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  • Hurricane Hector is headed toward Hawaii, where a volcano is erupting
Hurricane Hector is headed toward Hawaii, where a volcano is erupting

But by 11 a.m., the storm had gotten stronger and was reclassified as a Category 4 where it remained for much of the day. Hector has continued to track westward at about the same speed as the previous advisory, so the initial motion remains 280/13 knots.

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  • Mother accused of killing daughter by throwing her into Hillsborough River
Mother accused of killing daughter by throwing her into Hillsborough River

At about 4:06 p.m., police began getting calls about a child in the river, according to WFTS-TV (Tampa Bay). Denson was spotted walking nearby and was taken into custody. They're speaking to the woman and witnesses to determine a motive. A Tampa woman accused of dropping her four-year-old daughter in a river and letting her drown made her f...

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  • Pompeo on Resuming Iran Sanctions: 'Enormous Change' Required From Tehran
Pompeo on Resuming Iran Sanctions: 'Enormous Change' Required From Tehran

Iran says the sanctions are endangering lives by blocking the sale of new planes and spare parts for its ageing fleets. "We want the Iranian people to have a strong voice in who their leadership will be", Pompeo told reporters Sunday. Mr Trump had denounced the deal reached under his White House predecessor, Barack Obama, as one-sided in Iran's ...

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  • Bookkeeper: Paul Manafort 'approved every penny' of bills
Bookkeeper: Paul Manafort 'approved every penny' of bills

And while Mueller did not bring any election-related charges against Manafort, the spectre of the Russian investigation is hanging over the Alexandria, Virginia, courthouse. Manafort and his wife owned. Friday begins with further testimony from Philip Ayliff, a longtime tax accountant for Manafort. Peranova is one of the numerous Cypriot entities...

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  • Salva Kiir, Riek Machar sign final power-sharing deal
Salva Kiir, Riek Machar sign final power-sharing deal

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar shake hands during peace talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in June. "We all are aware that some of the political parties were not willing to sign and I am now happy to confirm to you all that all political parties in South Sudan will now sign the deal before you", he added.

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  • California wildfires: Death toll to 7 as rapid spread continues
California wildfires: Death toll to 7 as rapid spread continues

The Federal Coordinating Officer for recovery operations in the affected area will be named will also have authority to recommend additional Major Disaster area designations for other counties including Lake, Mendocino and Napa if warranted by Federal Emergency Management damage assessments.

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  • Venezuelan president survives drone attack
Venezuelan president survives drone attack

Venezuelan opposition leaders are fearing a crackdown and increased repression following a freaky, alleged assassination attempt against the country's strongman president, Nicolas Maduro on Saturday night in Caracas. On Saturday, a policeman who requested anonymity told AFP that drones may have been released from a nearby apartment that suffered ...

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  • John Kasich: GOP Candidate Said He Didn't Invite Trump To Ohio Rally
John Kasich: GOP Candidate Said He Didn't Invite Trump To Ohio Rally

In an interview on ABC News' "This Week", the Republican governor predicted a narrow win for Troy Balderson in the contest with Democrat Danny O'Connor - but blamed the tight race on "the chaos that seems to surround [President] Donald Trump " that's "unnerved a lot of people".

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  • Saudi Arabia freezes new trade with Canada, expels envoy over 'interference'
Saudi Arabia freezes new trade with Canada, expels envoy over 'interference'

A Saudi Foreign Ministry statement early Monday also announced that it would freeze "all new business" between the kingdom and Canada. And it says any other attempt to "interfere with our internal affairs" by Canada will mean Saudi Arabia will be allowed to interfere in Canada's internal affairs.

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  • President Trump Endorses Bill Lee for Tenn. Gov.
President Trump Endorses Bill Lee for Tenn. Gov.

A moderate Democrat with a record of winning in Tennessee will face off against a firebrand conservative in November, in a contest for U.S. Senate that is remarkably competitive for the Republican-leaning state. Blackburn easily advanced past minimal opposition in Thursday's primary. Lee declined to take overt swipes at his opponents when they...

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  • Reevely: Ontario government cuts welfare hike in half, ends basic-income trial
Reevely: Ontario government cuts welfare hike in half, ends basic-income trial

In 100 days - by November 8 - the government will have a plan to "reform social assistance so it helps more people break the cycle of poverty, re-enter the workforce and get back on track", the news release accompanying MacLeod's presentation said.

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  • Iran sees China as ‘pivotal’ to salvaging its nuclear deal
Iran sees China as ‘pivotal’ to salvaging its nuclear deal

However, at least 10 major multinational firms, including Total SA and Peugeot, have already committed to leaving Iran due to U.S. pressure. US President Donald Trump told White House reporters on Monday that he is willing to meet Iranian leaders "any time they want".

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  • Coalition strikes on Hudaydah fishing port kill 26
Coalition strikes on Hudaydah fishing port kill 26

Martin Griffiths , the United Nations special envoy for Yemen , said on Thursday he was inviting the Ansar Allah and Saudi-led coalition for talks in Geneva. Griffiths said the United Nations is still trying to avoid a battle for Hodeida. The envoy expressed concern that "Hodeida could be a flashpoint" that could derail the push for talks in S...

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  • Trump admits son met with Russian to get information on Hilary
Trump admits son met with Russian to get information on Hilary

US President Donald Trump admitted his son, Donald Jr (seen here), met with a Russian lawyer in Trump Tower in 2016. In the Twitter message, Trump claims that the meeting was "totally legal" and is "done all the time in politics". Political campaigns routinely pursue opposition research on their opponents, but not with foreign representativ...

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  • One priest's take on pope's 'death penalty' change
One priest's take on pope's 'death penalty' change

It added that more effective systems of detention could ensure the protection of citizens without depriving "the guilty of the possibility of redemption". Until now, Catholic teaching has left some room for support of capital punishment. He mentioned it in his address to Congress on his trip to the USA in 2015, saying that "from the beginning o...

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  • Mass protest in Tel Aviv against new nationality law
Mass protest in Tel Aviv against new nationality law

Arabic, previously considered an official language, was granted only special status. Druze community members organized Saturday's march, held under the motto: "Equal rights for all citizens". Several Druze military officers recently said they would stop serving in response to it, sparking fears of widespread insubordination. The deep bond betwe...

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  • Baaaaaaad Boys: Goats Take Over Boise Neighborhood
Baaaaaaad Boys: Goats Take Over Boise Neighborhood

Thank you for signing up for the 3 Things to Know Newsletter. Photos and videos taken by onlookers and reporters at the scene show the large herd of goats enjoying an all-you-can-eat buffet of residents' landscaping. The goat owners arrived with a trailer to round up their goats and get them back to work. Wow. Who needs landscapers when you...

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  • Jeffrey Lord: Koch Brothers Suffering From Trump Derangement Syndrome
Jeffrey Lord: Koch Brothers Suffering From Trump Derangement Syndrome

James Davis, a spokesman for the Koch network, did not address the memo directly Friday but said the network has "a long-term commitment to unite around issues that will help people improve their lives". The President amped up his attacks on the Koch brothers this week after he was criticized at a Koch network summer meeting. The crux of th...

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  • Magnitude 7.0 natural disaster hits Indonesia`s Lombok island, tsunami warning issued
Magnitude 7.0 natural disaster hits Indonesia`s Lombok island, tsunami warning issued

Chrissy Teigen is live-tweeting an natural disaster and fans want her to get on a plane home right now. "Oh man. We are on stilts". "It felt like a ride", she wrote . The quake sent people running in panic from homes and hotels in the early morning. Hundreds of tourists were stranded on Mount Rinjani after the quake triggered a landslide, and ...

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  • Lisbon breaks 37-year-old record for hottest temperature ever
Lisbon breaks 37-year-old record for hottest temperature ever

Most of Europe is under a heatwave . In northern Europe, Sweden was still under threat from wildfires, which in recent weeks have extended into the Arctic Circle. Boiling heat will blow across Europe this week as the UK's hottest summer continues. Spain also issued warnings of extreme heat for its southern areas, with temperatures expected t...

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  • Vintage plane's crash in Switzerland killed all 20 on board, police say
Vintage plane's crash in Switzerland killed all 20 on board, police say

The area is popular with hikers and includes a glacier. All 20 people on board were killed, police said Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. Police had not provided an official toll by late Sunday morning, but said that five helicopters were involved in a search and rescue mission and the airspace over the crash site was to remain closed until late Sunday.

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  • China says US pressure will not impact trade talks
China says US pressure will not impact trade talks

The three diplomats spoke on condition of anonymity because they lacked the authority to discuss the issue publicly. At Thursday's meeting, foreign ministers of the ASEAN member states as well as ministers of the observer countries, including Iran, Russia , China, and India, are scheduled to discuss the latest regional and worldwide developments...

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  • Venezuela explosion: President Maduro targeted with DRONES as explosions hit Caracas event
Venezuela explosion: President Maduro targeted with DRONES as explosions hit Caracas event

Televised footage of the event showed the president speaking at an outdoor military event when he pauses and looks up to the sky. Smoke could be seen coming out a building window. According to various unconfirmed reports, Maduro was the subject of an assassination attempt by a drone loaded with C4 but was not harmed. In June 2017, a helicopter ...

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