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World California launch of new U.S. weather satellite postponed
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Steve Toner, vice president of Northrop Grumman's Overhead Persistent Infrared and Azusa Programs business unit. The first ATMS was completed in 2005 and has been integrated on the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) satellite, which is scheduled to launch in October.

World Numbers vital in getting gay marriage across the line
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Liberal senator James Paterson has revealed the details of a marriage equality bill he has been working on, with the support of conservative politicians who opposed the reform, which would allow gay couples to marry while also inserting broad exemptions to anti-discrimination law to allow businesses to refuse service to same sex weddings.

World Rescue efforts end after deadly Iran quake
Author: 0 Rescue efforts end after deadly Iran quake

The epicentre lay 30km (18 miles) south of Halabja in Iraq , but nearly all of the casualties occurred in Iran's Kurdish heartland, in the country's marginalised north-west. A woman sits on the debris on the quake site in Sarpol-e-Zahab in western Iran. "We need water, we need food, like bread, and we need blankets". He added that "psychological support teams" had been sent to these areas.

World Possible military coup in Zimbabwe, as tanks roll towards Robert Mugabe's capital
Author: 0 Possible military coup in Zimbabwe, as tanks roll towards Robert Mugabe's capital

Mugabe's 37 years in power has been anchored by support from the military, which has always said it will not back anyone for president who did not fight in the liberation war. "We must remind those behind the current treacherous shenanigans that when it comes to matters of protecting our revolution, the military will not hesitate to step in", Chiwenga said in a statement read to reporters at the army headquarters.

World Australian authorities destroy makeshift shelters on Manus Island
Author: 0 Australian authorities destroy makeshift shelters on Manus Island

Asked about reports that Papua New Guinean authorities will soon remove the men from the centre, Ms Ardern said she would once again raise her country's offer to take refugees from Manus Island with Mr Turnbull. The Manus centre is one of a number of offshore detention sites set up the Australian government as a means of deterring "boat people" from heading to the country.

World FBI Statistics Show Hate Crimes Rise in Minnesota in 2016
Author: 0 FBI Statistics Show Hate Crimes Rise in Minnesota in 2016

San Francisco reported 28 hate crimes in 2015 to 37 hate crimes in 2016 and San Jose reported six to 19 in the same time period. Excluding a handful of "multiple bias" incidents, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said 57.5 percent of all incidents past year were based on hate related to race, ethnicity or ancestry.

World 16 killed, 7 missing in boat capsize near Vijayawada; govt announces compensation
Author: 0 16 killed, 7 missing in boat capsize near Vijayawada; govt announces compensation

The boat with around 38 persons was heading to the Pavitra Sangamam Ferry ghat near Ibrahimpatnam. More than 16 people were killed when the boat in which they were travelling capsized at Pavithra Sanghamam near Vijayawada. Local media reports suggested the boat was overloaded with passengers and the buoyancy of water changed leading to the disaster. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu expressed his grief over the incident, and asked the District Collector and police authorities to take the ...

World Yemen Says Saudi-Led Coalition to Allow Commercial Flights
Author: 0 Yemen Says Saudi-Led Coalition to Allow Commercial Flights

Warplanes continued to circle in the skies above Sanaa after the strikes, witnesses said. There was no word of any casualties. The Saudi-led military coalition carried out two air strikes on the defence ministry in Yemen´s rebel-held capital Sanaa late Friday, witnesses said, cited by AFP.

World 20+ kids hurt after stairwell collapses at California paint ball facility
Author: 0 20+ kids hurt after stairwell collapses at California paint ball facility

Twenty-one children and two adults were hospitalized. One child may have suffered a moderate spinal cord injury because of the way he fell and another child may have a moderate head injury, according to San Diego Fire Department officials. Many parents were probably using a Groupon that had been offered for the event. A stairwell collapsed at an indoor gym in Barrio Logan , San Diego.

World Trump sarcastically responds to Kim Jong Un insults
Author: 0 Trump sarcastically responds to Kim Jong Un insults

Trump's tweet was part of a series of tweets that included China's plan of "upping the sanctions" against North Korea and how Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to "denuclearize" the country. And in a warning directed at young dictator Kim, he said: "The weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer". Utilising Twitter's new 280-character tweet length Mr Trump gave his thoughts on a range of subjects, from relations with Russia, China's efforts to rein in North Korea, and a sarcastic ...

World Magnitude natural disaster jolts Iran-Iraq border area
Author: 0 Magnitude natural disaster jolts Iran-Iraq border area

The natural disaster on Sunday measured 6.5 magnitude, the official said according to preliminary results. Iran's state TV reported that at least eight villages were damaged in the quake. The semi-official Iranian ILNA news agency reported that at least 14 provinces had been impacted by the quake. Eight villages were damaged ... Iranian provinces in the northwestern, western and central areas of the country were impacted, according to Iranian state TV.

World Sen. Daines withdraws endorsement of Alabama's Roy Moore
Author: 0 Sen. Daines withdraws endorsement of Alabama's Roy Moore

Teresa Jones, who worked with Moore as a deputy district attorney for Etowah County, Ala., from 1982 until 1985, said that it was "common knowledge" the controversial politician allegedly preferred younger women. Last night's episode of Saturday Night Live tackled the week's endless stream of sexual assault allegations, shooting barbs at the likes of Roy Moore, Louis C.K .

World Canada's decision to decline TPP agreement shouldn't be surprising: Trudeau
Author: 0 Canada's decision to decline TPP agreement shouldn't be surprising: Trudeau

Briefing New Zealand media ahead of the APEC Leaders' Retreat in Da Nang, Viet Nam, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said: "I wouldn't want to speculate but I think probably we're in a more stable place than we were yesterday". A report in Australia's Sydney Morning Herald said Trudeau "sabotaged" the talks at the last minute by failing to show up for the meeting. However, Trudeau said days earlier that Canada would not be rushed into an agreement.

World Our Defence Affairs Are Not Negotiable: Iran FM to Macron
Author: 0 Our Defence Affairs Are Not Negotiable: Iran FM to Macron

Macron, on Thursday, expressed concern about the program following allegations by Saudi Arabia that they recently intercepted a missile fired from Yemen . Obama's successor Trump decertified the deal last month and slapped sanctions on Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards. Saudi Arabia and its allies also accuse Iran of supplying weapons to the Houthi rebels, saying the arms were not present in Yemen before conflict broke out in 2015.

World Duncan woman receives deferred sentence for marriage to biological mother
Author: 0 Duncan woman receives deferred sentence for marriage to biological mother

The marriage between the mother-daughter duo came to light only recently during an inquiry by a state Department of Human Services child welfare investigator . What's perhaps most shocking of all is that this isn't the first time Patricia has been caught in a romantic relationship with one of her children.

World ISIS Has Retaken Half of Syrian Border Town
Author: 0 ISIS Has Retaken Half of Syrian Border Town

Rami Abdurrahman of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human rights said that Syrian government forces and their allies "are now between one to two kilometers from the city limits". Losing it completely would have capped the group's reversion to an underground guerrilla organisation with no urban base. "Albu Kamal's liberation is very important because it means the failure of the IS terrorist group in the region", the army statement said.

World Brrrr! Arctic blast brings record-breaking temps to NJ
Author: 0 Brrrr! Arctic blast brings record-breaking temps to NJ

It also dropped to 21 degrees at Atlantic City International Airport, breaking the daily record low for that climate site, said Sarah Johnson, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly. Highs are expected in the mid-30s. And those warmer temperatures are forecast to continue through the rest of the week. At Sunday's 1 p.m. kickoff between the Buffalo Bills and New Orleans Saints at New Era Field, forecasters call for mostly cloudy skies with a chance for showers ...

World Korea, China mend ties, reaffirm efforts to denuclearize N. Korea
Author: 0 Korea, China mend ties, reaffirm efforts to denuclearize N. Korea

Instead, the USS Nimitz (CVN 68), the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) will be "deployed rotationally and sequentially" to carry out joint exercises with warships from the ROKN. At a summit in Seoul Tuesday, Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-In agreed to increase the deployment of USA military assets around the Korean peninsula to step up pressure on the North.

World Injured After Driver Plows Car Into Crowd in France
Author: 0 Injured After Driver Plows Car Into Crowd in France

The 28-year-old driver, who was arrested immediately afterwards in the city's Blagnac suburb, "purposefully hit three people", and had been planning the attack for a month, Toulouse prosecutor Pierre-Yves Couilleau told news channel BFM TV.

World Disturbing' Undercover Probe Found TSA Screeners Missing Many Test Weapons
Author: 0 Disturbing' Undercover Probe Found TSA Screeners Missing Many Test Weapons

An undercover operation revealed TSA screenings at airports fail most of the time. According to an unreleased and classified report, recent undercover tests conducted by the Department of Homeland Security at several US airport security checkpoints found that the federally employed screeners and their equipment failed to identify risky materials more than half of the time, unnamed sources tell ABC News .

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Author: 0 "Family values" candidate Roy Moore accused of seducing 14-year-old girl

Sen. John Cornyn , R-Texas, the Senate's No. 2 Republican who recently endorsed Moore, said the conduct described in the story was "deeply disturbing and troubling". Days later, Corfman said, Moore drove her to his home, complimented her appearance, and kissed her. The Washington Post article alleges that Mr Moore, who was then an assistant district attorney, struck up a conversation with Ms Corfman when she was 14.

World Las Vegas Self-Driving Shuttle Crashes Within Hour of Debut
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Metro responded to an accident involving the shuttle and a delivery truck on the 100 block of S. 6th Street, near Fremont Street, at 12:07 p.m., according to police. The shuttle crashed just before noon not far from the Las Vegas Strip, less than two hours after officials held an unveiling ceremony to promote the vehicle.

World United Kingdom minister Priti Patel held undisclosed meeting with Israel's Netanyahu
Author: 0 United Kingdom minister Priti Patel held undisclosed meeting with Israel's Netanyahu

May, in her response, said: "Now that further details have come to light, it is right that you have chose to resign and adhere to the high standards of transparency and openness that you have advocated". "The foreign secretary did become aware of the visit, but not in advance of it". "I am sorry for this and I apologize for it". Former Conservative foreign secretary Malcolm Rifkind told BBC the meeting were "extremely unwise", adding: "Not only did she not tell the Foreign Office directly, ...