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New Polls Show Trump's Presidency Stands on Perilous Ground

Today 09:01 GMT

Also: “In an illustration of this state’s complicated politics, and the expectations of each party’s base, it is Mr. Northam, the descendant of slaveholders and a product of Virginia’s rural eastern shore, who is calling for the statues to come down, while Mr. Gillespie, a New Jersey native who moved to Northern Virginia after establishing a political career in Washington, is more closely aligned with the old guard.”

Source: Common Domain

Millions flock to the heartland for a glimpse of the Great Eclipse

Today 09:01 GMT

Millions were inspired to chase the moon shadow that was set to race through a 14-state heartland, or to keep (protected!) eyes peeled for the partial eclipse visible to varying degrees from elsewhere in the country.

Special correspondent Thacher Schmid contributed from Portland, Ore., Katherine Manning from Brevard, N.C., and Jenny Jarvie from western South Carolina.

Source: ABC News

Total solar eclipse: Weather forecast for path of totality

Today 09:01 GMT

Millions of people in the United States are expected to be within the path of today's total solar eclipse, when the moon moves between the sun and Earth and casts a dark shadow across our planet.

ABC News meteorologists predict the Pacific Northwest and the Tennessee Valley will have the best weather conditions for viewing the total solar eclipse.

Source: CBS News

Trump outlines new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan

Today 09:01 GMT

President Trump unveiled what he described as a "dramatically" new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia Monday night, but declined to provide specific details about a possible increase in troops.

The Trump administration had been considering a plan proposed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince to privatize a large portion of the U.S. effort in Afghanistan in which 5,000 private military contractors would replace U.S. troops that assist the Afghan army.

Source: Fox News

Trump's Afghanistan address: What to watch for

Today 09:01 GMT

In an address to the nation Monday night, President Trump is expected to reveal his strategy in Afghanistan – and America’s longest war.

The address is expected to begin at 9 p.m. EDT and can be viewed on the Fox News Channel with special coverage, anchored by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, followed by "Hannity" at 10:00pm ET and "The Five" at 11:00pm ET.

Source: Washington Post

‘20 seconds of burning’: Friends partly blinded after watching solar eclipse warn of dangers

Today 09:01 GMT

It was a clear day when Louis Tomososki's science teacher mentioned that a partial solar eclipse would be visible from their hometown of Portland, Ore., that afternoon.

He's particularly worried about people buying phony eclipse glasses that don't offer sufficient protection, or children who look up at the completely covered sun during totality — but don't put their eclipse glasses back on in time after the moon moves off it.

Source: CBS News

President Trump outlines new Afghanistan strategy - Full transcript

Today 09:01 GMT

As a result of our comprehensive review, American strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia will change dramatically in the following ways:. A core pillar of our new strategy is a shift from a time-based approach to one based on conditions.

Another critical part of the South Asia strategy for America is to further develop its strategic partnership with India, the world's largest democracy, and a key security and economic partner of the United States. We appreciate India's important contributions to stability in Afghanistan, but India makes billions of dollars from trade with the United States, and we want them to help us more with Afghanistan especially in the area of economic assistance and development.

Source: Washington Post

University of Texas takes down four Confederate statues overnight

Today 09:01 GMT

The University of Texas removed four Confederate statues from its Austin campus early Monday morning, amid growing pressure to take down such monuments in the wake of racist violence in Charlottesville.

University president Gregory L. Fenves announced the decision late Sunday night, saying the “horrific displays of hatred” in Virginia had made it clear that Confederate statues had become “symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism.”

Source: Fox News

Why Bannon parted company with Trump – and how he'll weaponize Breitbart

Today 09:01 GMT

It’s been fascinating to watch some pundits say his departure will tilt the administration toward a more moderate path—charted by those Bannon dismissed as “globalists”—while others say not much will change since there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between Bannon and Donald Trump.

It’s true that Bannon was consulting with Trump on the weekend of the white supremacists’ rally that left a 32-year-old woman dead, and that he was pleased with the president’s handling of the controversy.

Source: New York Times

South Korea Faces an Uncomfortable Reality: A Nuclear Neighbor

Today 09:01 GMT

As the United States debates the wisdom of military action against North Korea, its allies in South Korea have largely moved on and reached an uncomfortable conclusion — that they may have no choice but to live with a nuclear-armed neighbor.

“A nuclear North Korea will not behave like a conventional nuclear state,” said Lee Sung-yoon, a Korea expert at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. “Its nuclear threats will only grow.”

Source: Common Domain

Sempra Energy bids $9.45 billion for Oncor, topping Warren Buffett's offer

Today 09:01 GMT

Sempra Energy is buying Texas power transmitter Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash, wresting it away from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.

To gain possession of Oncor, Sempra will acquire the reorganized Energy Future Holdings Corp. Energy Future entered bankruptcy in 2014, saddled with more than $40 billion in debt due to cratering energy prices. Berkshire Hathaway said last month that it would buy Oncor for $9 billion, and last week it stuck to that bid.

Source: Common Domain

Ron Paul: Stocks may get chopped in half within a year, but it won’t be Trump’s fault

Today 09:01 GMT

Last month, libertarian and multiple campaigner for president Ron Paul made headlines with his gloomy prediction that the stock market, plagued by an overrated recovery for the U.S. economy, could plunge 25% by October.

Paul isn’t jumping on the increasingly crowded anti-Trump bandwagon, as least as the president pertains to what’s happening in the stock market. That kind of damage would bring the S&P SPX, -0.18%  down to 1,212 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.35% to 10,837.

Source: Global News

Solar Eclipse 2017: Animals, balloons and plumes provide answers to scientists

Today 09:01 GMT

At the Nashville Zoo, visitors watched and recorded how the animals behaved when the sky turned dark during Monday’s total solar eclipse.

Donald Trump looks directly at solar eclipse without protective glasses. The zoo project was one of many science experiments planned for the eclipse. Citizen-scientists and their more professional counterparts loaded up on pictures, video, data and just weird experiences as the eclipse’s shadow crossed the United States, especially paying attention to the edges flaring out of the darkened sun.

Source: Fox News

Is someone hacking our 7th fleet Navy to investigate after USS John S McCain collision

Today 09:01 GMT

A top U.S. Navy admiral on Monday called for a swift and thorough investigation into Monday's collision of the USS John S. McCain into an oil tanker near Singapore-- marking the second deadly mishap that occurred in the Pacific in the past three months.

“Both USS McCain and USS Fitzgerald were part of the 7th Fleet, there is a relationship between these two events and there may be a connection.”

Source: NBC News

Because you cut our staff, we're suspending visas, U.S. tells Russia

Today 09:01 GMT

The United States said Monday it has been forced to suspend nonimmigrant visas in Russia because President Vladimir Putin ordered it to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff.

The U.S. Mission to Russia said it was forced to cancel all appointments in Moscow between Wednesday and Sept. 1 because of reduced staffing levels. Outside of the Russian capital, at the consulates in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and Vladivostok, visa operations would remain suspended indefinitely, the U.S. Mission said in a statement.

Source: Washington Post

That brutal, bizarre Chicago murder case began with sex and suicide fantasies, prosecutors say

Monday 11:46 GMT
Source: Common Domain

16-member White House arts committee is latest group to quit Trump

Sunday 15:26 GMT
Source: New York Times

Stocks Drop as Attacks in Spain Push Investors to Safe Havens

Saturday 13:35 GMT
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Cyberattack cost Maersk as much as $300 million and disrupted operations for 2 weeks

Saturday 09:55 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Brooklyn's social housing microgrid rewrites relationships with utility companies

Thursday 09:56 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger gets day off after spraining ankle

Sunday 20:00 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Ed Gillespie’s latest Trump headache is happening in his own backyard

Friday 22:47 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Finance Chiefs Look to Free Up Working Capital Ahead of Rate Increases

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Treasury secretary’s wife boasts of travel on government plane, touts Hermes and Valentino fashion

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Amazon says new accounting rule will change when it recognizes sales of its devices

Today 09:00 GMT
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A 19th Century Swiss Chateau Uniquely Located On Lake Geneva

Today 09:01 GMT
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Target revises reporting, after SEC calls out non-GAAP gross margin

Today 09:00 GMT
Source: Global News

Contact sports can alter the brains of even young, healthy athletes: study

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Stock prices look attractive now — compared to bonds

Today 09:01 GMT

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