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Amazon recalls solar eclipse glasses

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While the recalls and refunds were much appreciated, with the August 21 event fast-approaching, some who purposely bought their glasses in advance can't help but be bummed out over Amazon's oversight. 7-Eleven is one of a handful of USA retailers listed on the AAS website selling glasses with the "ISO 12312-1" seal, indicating they meet worldwide safety standards for filters to view the sun directly. Read More »

Mother of Charlottesville Victim Thanks Trump

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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring tweeted that the " violence , chaos, and apparent loss of life in Charlottesville is not the fault of 'many sides.' It is racists and white supremacists". Counter protesters, including Heather Heyer , met the multi-state gathering of hundreds in the alt-right movement. James Alex Fields Jr , of OH, allegedly drove the vehicle into the counter-protesters, killing Heyer as she crossed the street. Read More »

US congresswoman confident Guam protected from North Korea threat

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph. Andersen Air Force Base hosts a Navy helicopter squadron and Air Force bombers that rotate to Guam from the US mainland. "While at home station my crews are constantly refining their tactics and techniques so that we can better integrate with our counterparts from other nations", said the squadron's commander Lt. Read More »

Trump speaks with Guam's governor in extremely candid phone call

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Tokyo is set to discuss with Washington how best to deal with the North Korea crisis and bolster its defences amid increasing security threats, informed sources told the paper. "I just wanted to pay my respect", Trump said to Calvo over the phone. The top U.S. intelligence official said on Sunday he would not be surprised if North Korea tested another missile, given that it had two tests in July, amid rising tensions between the United States and North Korea . Read More »

North Korea claims plan to strike Guam will be ready within days

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The U.S. keeps a Naval base and Coast Guard station in the south and an Air Force base in the north that saw heavy use during the Vietnam War. Regional tensions are mounting as Washington and Pyongyang ratchet up their war of words, with President Donald Trump warning Pyongyang would "truly regret" any hostile action against the US. Read More »

Guam under threat: Can the U.S. shoot down North Korean missiles?

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Japan could legally intercept a North Korean missile headed towards Guam, Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said in remarks reported by Kyodo news service. US officials say they will be going ahead with long-scheduled military exercises with South Korea . Pyongyang has said it would take less than 18 minutes for a missile to cross the 3,400-kilometre (2,100-mile) distance to the USA territory. Read More »

SpaceX rocket to fire supercomputer into orbit

The first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket returns to a pinpoint landing at the Cape Canaveral Air Force station eight minutes after launch on a space station resupply mission. The HPE computer is different from past computers in the ISS because it has not been prepped for the radiation environment aboard the ISS, a process known as "hardening". Read More »

Mike Pence Defends Donald Trump, Slams Media Over Charlottesville Response

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Maduro has consistently argued that the U.S. is trying to remove him to get hold of Venezuela's oil reserves - the largest in the world, reports the BBC. Since April, more than 120 people have died in anti-government protests that have turned violent as Venezuela's socialist economy has collapsed. Maduro has long insisted that his country is dealing with foreign interference, backed by the United States, waging an "economic war" and seeking to undermine his government. Read More »

Celebrities come out to condemn violence in Charlottesville

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The man who organized a rally in Charlottesville that sparked violent clashes between white supremacist groups and counter-protesters tried to hold a news conference a day after the deadly event, but a crowd of several hundred booed him and forced him away from the lectern. Read More »

Guam delegate: Constituents 'very concerned' about North Korea threat

If past precedent is any guide, the answer is no. "We are not just a military installation", said Governor Eddie Calvo. And that missile test led to nary a tweet from Trump. That helps explain why it would decide to give prior notice. The concern over China's reaction is important. The rotations also came as North Korea increasingly upped the ante in the standoff over its development of nuclear weapons. Read More »

Need solar eclipse glasses?

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A large number of people will of course move out in an effort to catch a glimpse of the partial eclipse on that particular day. Many online sellers are third-party vendors on Amazon , but higher prices and extended shipping dates, some beyond the August 21 eclipse date, are being reported , according to Business Insider . Read More »

Trump warns of severe consequences if North Korea attacks Guam

But the North clearly still needs to conduct more tests to hone its technical skills. As aircraft after aircraft - packed with tourists - landed Friday at Guam's worldwide airport, the latest visitors to the island appeared untroubled by the prospect of missile strikes. Read More »

US, South Korea to Stage Huge Military Exercise despite North Korea Crisis

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South Korea's defense minister on Friday called on the military to heighten readiness to counter North Korea's deceptive surprise provocations, officials said. Trump said. He did not specify what they might be. A resident buys bottles of water at Home Depot in Guam Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Ships and submarines based on the West Coast of the US mainland frequently visit Guam as part of voyages into the western Pacific. Read More »

Trump moves to pressure China on trade practices

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The two leaders affirmed North Korea must stop "its provocative and escalatory behavior", the White House said in a statement. A trade sanctions against China had always been in the making, consistent with Trump's election promises of cutting America's ballooning trade deficit with China and punish the Asian nation for unfair trade practices such as artificially keeping its currency depressed to boost exports. Read More »

Police under the microscope as death toll rises following Kenyan election

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Three people, including a child, have been shot dead in Kenya in opposition protests which raged overnight into yesterday after the hotly disputed election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta. Violent clashes have been continuing between residents of Kisumu, an opposition stronghold and police officials since Tuesday after supporters of the opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) rejected President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election. Read More »

Drier Weather for Sunday

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Heat index approaching 107 degrees. Scattered showers and storms. Winds will increase with a cold front moving past. Lightning will be the primary threat. SUNDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a 30% chance for scattered thunderstorms.Low: 77. Highs will be in the low 80s. North northwest wind 6 to 8 miles per hour. Read More »

Guam residents receive nuclear attack prep list

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He added, however, that his aim was still to move North Korea toward dialogue. North Korea stated on Thursday that it was already preparing to launch four intermediate-range ballistic missiles that would impact in the Western Pacific waters off the coast of Guam. Read More »

Charlottesville tries to pick up pieces after day of deadly unrest

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is adding his voice those who are condemning today's violence in Charlottesville , Virginia . Ivanka Trump , who is an adviser to the president, was more pointed in a tweet Sunday calling for unity. "That's why we voted for Donald Trump , because he said he's going to take our country back". City officials agreed to remove the statue of Robert E. Read More »

United Nations imposes fresh sanctions on North Korea - Newspaper

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As an important regional organization, ASEAN has become a major force in promoting regional integration and maintaining regional peace and stability, Wang said. A Chinese H-6K bomber patrols the islands and reefs in the South China Sea. Mr Sokhonn said Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte had asked his foreign affairs minister to tell Asean foreign ministers that he wanted the communique "to reflect the actual situation". Read More »

PM Modi concerned about Gorakhpur deaths, says CM Adityanath

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The issue of settlement of the pending money is what costed the lives of little ones. On Saturday, Opposition that included parties like Congress , BSP, SP, lashed out at BJP government in UP for the carelessness. On Friday, it was reported that as many as 30 children lost their lives due to encephalitis in a span of 48 hours at the hospital. "Adityanath and Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh should immediately resign from their post". Read More »

Sanctions on North Korea Not Enough — WashPost

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Tillerson says talks could resume if the tests cease. In a statement on Sunday, ASEAN ministers said they "warmly welcome improving cooperation" with China. Satellite photos also showed that China continued its efforts to connect North Island and Middle Island in 2016. She says the USA rejects any "moral equivalency" implied by that proposal. Read More »