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World Several eclipse-viewing venues planned in state
Author: 0 Several eclipse-viewing venues planned in state

We'll get to see the moon take up about 10% of the sun's diameter from our position in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and should kick off around 7.20pm and should be visual for about 40 minutes after that. The truly rare and dramatic effects happen in the path of totality , and that will miss Richmond by 290 miles to the south. After the actual eclipse, shows about eclipses and astronomy will be held in the Oaklawn Foundation Digital Dome Theater at 2 p.m.

World Jerry Falwell Jr. defends Trump's 'many sides' comment
Author: 0 Jerry Falwell Jr. defends Trump's 'many sides' comment

Falwell waved off the alumni protest, saying his support for Trump, which included an endorsement during his presidential campaign, is misunderstood. Nothing exemplified this more than Trump's mutually beneficial partnership with Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr .

World Barcelona attack: Royals to attend special Mass for victims
Author: 0 Barcelona attack: Royals to attend special Mass for victims

Victims of Thursday's devastating terror attack in Barcelona were comforted at their hospital beds by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain. Thirteen were mowed down by a van in Barcelona's busy tourist strip, Las Ramblas, while another victim was killed during a second attack later that day in Cambrils , a seaside town south of Barcelona.

Author: 0 Bodies of 2 missing fishermen recovered in waters off CT

Three managed to swim back to shore, while a Fairfield marine unit rescued the fourth survivor. "They were the ones that recovered the bodies". They say agencies assisting the search are a Coast Guard New Haven boat crew, Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod Helicopter crew, Fairfield Police Department Marine Unit, and Bridgeport Fire Department Marine Unit .

World Small airplane crashes near Madras airport
Author: 0 Small airplane crashes near Madras airport

A small plane that early reports indicated had departed from the Bay Area crashed Saturday in central OR, killing the two people on board. The Federal Aviation Administration says the small plane was approaching a central Oregon airport when it crashed near where people are gathering to view the solar eclipse, the Oregonian/Oregonlive reports.

World Duke University Takes Down Gen. Robert E. Lee Statue
Author: 0 Duke University Takes Down Gen. Robert E. Lee Statue

Robert E. Lee , a request that was swiftly rejected by the state's governor. That's a lot to ask about the internal workings of the mind of someone who died in 1870. Lee", Watkins Brown said. And most of the politicians who allowed the evil of slavery to persist were members of the Democratic Party. A former Lee slave told the National Anti-Slavery Standard in 1866 that he had been captured after trying to escape in 1859.

World Maryland girl who was 'killed by her brother' is pictured
Author: 0 Maryland girl who was 'killed by her brother' is pictured

The Decree sisters are the daughters of the suspect's mother's cousin, and they are from Newark, New Jersey. Antonio Williams , 25, was taken into custody by local police on Friday night after reportedly confessing to the killings. Withers' mother had just returned home from work when she discovered the victims, according to police. On Friday morning, Prince George's County Police Department spokesperson Jennifer Donelan said the scene inside the home was gruesome.

World Comedian, actor Jerry Lewis dies at 91
Author: 0 Comedian, actor Jerry Lewis dies at 91

Jerry Lewis, the entertainer known for his unique slapstick humor, died August 20 . Lewis first gained fame for his frenzied comedy-and-music act with singer Dean Martin. Lewis also dealt with diabetes, prostate cancer, meningitis and pulmonary fibrosis. He first started hosting the annual telethon in 1966, by the time he stepped down in 2010 the event raised hundreds of millions of dollars to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

World China nixes military option for North Korea
Author: 0 China nixes military option for North Korea

And although a remote measure, the possibility of removing US troops from the Korean peninsula-North Korea's long time demand-was one option Bannon could consider in a deal with China. The three Jiang faction members in the current Politburo Standing Committee-Zhang Dejiang, Zhang Gaoli, and Liu Yunshan-have made high-profile diplomatic trips to North Korea and two of the three even attended college there.

Author: 0 Mother of Charlottesville Victim Has 'No Interest' in Speaking With Trump

According to T.I., the man's comments on the extremely delicate matter showed he is a coward and a 'sucker'. As white supremacists and neo-Nazis - who hosted the so-called "Unite the Right" rally in the college town - laud Trump's assessment, most Republicans and even members of the president's own family are keeping their distance.

World Tropical Storm Harvey could regroup but stay clear of Florida
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Harvey could regroup but stay clear of Florida

A Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the remnants of Harvey on Sunday afternoon, if necessary. It is now a collection of remnants, the National Hurricane Center reports. Conditions could become slightly more conducive for development once the system is near the northern Bahamas or Florida around the middle of next week.

World Solar eclipse 2017: Don't have glasses? Here's how you can still watch
Author: 0 Solar eclipse 2017: Don't have glasses? Here's how you can still watch

It will get darker outside, but not completely dark. During the eclipse, the moon will pass between the sun and Earth from west to east, and cast a shadow on Earth. At The Urbana Free Library, from 11 a.m.to 11:45 a.m. there's an inside celebration of the solar eclipse with stories, songs and a craft activity in the Lewis Auditorium.

World NAB summons ex-PM Sharif, family members to appear on Sunday
Author: 0 NAB summons ex-PM Sharif, family members to appear on Sunday

A family member said, "we have learnt about the NAB notice only in the news, no communication [has] been made till now". However, leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have linked Mr Sharif's refusal to appear before NAB with the apex court's decision on his review petition.

World Soothing the nation? Trump struggles like no other president
Author: 0 Soothing the nation? Trump struggles like no other president

Lee", Trump said , adding that he noticed a statue of Stonewall Jackson is coming down. Following his press conference on Tuesday where he actually made a decision to defend white supremacists and neo-Nazis following the horrifying violence in Charlottesville, he's proving just how ignorant he is with a new Twitter rant! On Saturday , Mr Trump had already equivocated between America's white racists and its anti-racists, after clashes in Charlottesville in which an ...

Author: 0 Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer's mother to Trump: "Think before you speak"

Heather Heyer , 32, was killed in Charlottesville on Saturday when a suspected white nationalist drove his vehicle into a crowd protesting the far-right march. Trump signed an executive order to start setting up the council last month. THE FACTS: Trump won most of the Republican presidential primary contests.

World Will the weather hold out for the eclipse?
Author: 0 Will the weather hold out for the eclipse?

You may notice no birds, they've gone away to roost. However, the area that will see the total eclipse is narrow, with most of the country only experiencing a partial eclipse . One way is with specialized glasses that have an ISO of 12312-2, which is the best way you can watch, because the shades are filtered and we will only get about 70 per cent of the eclipse here in Manitoba.

Author: 0 Lee statue removed from Duke Chapel

No he didn't, of course, but lots of people think he did because the media said that. "You see the anger over it everywhere". A number of Southern (read Confederate) states have enacted recent legislation forbidding the removing of monuments and changing street names.

Author: 0 Jacksonville Officers Shot With High Powered Rifle

After the shootout, Williams said, additional officers were able to rescue the two shot officers, apprehend the suspect, and attend to the four other people in the home: the suspect's 19-month-old child, his girlfriend, her mother and a family friend.

World Khairy says sorry for upside down Indonesia flag in Sea Games booklet
Author: 0 Khairy says sorry for upside down Indonesia flag in Sea Games booklet

Police are investigating the error of printing the Indonesia flag upside-down in the souvenir book issued in conjunction with the grand opening of the 29th SEA Games at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur last night. The creation of Malaysia when the British Empire was dismantled after the Second World War was bitterly opposed by Indonesia, itself then a new nation emerging from Dutch colonial rule and a short-lived Japanese occupation.

World Pelosi Backs Resolution to Censure Trump for Charlottesville Comments
Author: 0 Pelosi Backs Resolution to Censure Trump for Charlottesville Comments

Another Senate Republican, Tim Scott of SC, said Trump had compromised his moral authority with his response to the recent violence. Trump , who is known to try to change the focus of news coverage with an attention-grabbing declaration, sought to shift on Thursday from the white supremacists to the future of statues.

World United States scales back deployment to Korea for drills
Author: 0 United States scales back deployment to Korea for drills

Just last week, Pyongyang said it had finalized a plan to fire four missiles toward the United States territory of Guam. The United Nations in a unanimous vote recently adopted new sanctions against North Korea. "It is inappropriate for us to consider the redeployment when we call for the North's denuclearization", he said. Moon said North Korea's development of nuclear weapons technology was "nearing" a red line, which he described as "completing an ICBM and weaponizing it with a nuclear ...