• Justice Department To Stop Using Private Prisons

    The DOJ has instructed the Federal BOP to decline to renew contracts with these private facilities as they reach the end of their terms or reduce the contract in a manner consistent with the law. She did not specify a timeline for when all federal inmates would be in government-owned facilities. CNNMoney- The U.S. Department of Justice plans to stop using private prisons.

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  • 4 men, teenage boy face weapons charges in highway shootout

    4 men, teenage boy face weapons charges in highway shootout

    The three men and teenager were taken to Atlantic City Medical Center. Both the Expedition and the Maxima were towed to a State Police facility for a thorough forensic examination, police said. Troopers have charged five people with weapons offenses, including Anthony Hicks , who was charged with Unlawful possession of a Weapon, and Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose.

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  • Donald Trump's doctor wrote health letter in 5 minutes

    Donald Trump's doctor wrote health letter in 5 minutes

    But by Thursday, he was ruling out any kind of legal status - "unless they leave the country and come back", he told CNN. The top 500 donors to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, plotted by zip code. The Trump campaign jumped on the news. The charges were eventually dropped. That's according to a police report and court documents cited by several news outlets.

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  • Mexicans say 'adios' to beloved singer Juan Gabriel

    An employee of the Tenampa restaurant hangs a black ribbon on a portrait depicting Mexican superstar songwriter and singer Juan Gabriel in Garibaldi square in Mexico City, Sunday Aug. "His music is a legacy for the world", Peña Nieto said. The persona had distinctive looks to match. He had 15 other USA tour dates scheduled through early December, and his life story was set to be told in a telenovela airing on Telemundo.

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  • Modi, Myanmar President hold talks

    Modi, Myanmar President hold talks

    Monday's talks were first top-level engagement between the two countries after government of Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy came to power following the historic elections that brought curtains down on decades-long military rule. "Myanmar is special for us", said Modi. It holds a unique position in India's neighbourhood. Two out of the four agreements signed today are to fill in the gaps to construct the India-Myanmar-Thailand highway.

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  • Turkey fires back after rockets from Syria hit Kilis border town

    Turkey fires back after rockets from Syria hit Kilis border town

    The US says that such a movement has " largely occurred ", while fighters from the US-backed Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), which includes Syrian Kurdish militias, say they have withdrawn south following the Turkish offensive. If the whole region reaches the hands of the PYD, Syria will be divided. He said all relevant parties had been forewarned of Turkey's operation in Syria , including the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, a bitter enemy of Ankara who had been informed by its ally ...

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  • Italy rescues around 1100 migrants in Mediterranean

    Spanish and Italian naval ships, along with vessels from non-government groups, are rescuing thousands of migrants off the Libyan coast. Dramatic images showed migrants wearing life jackets jumping off one of their boats into the Mediterranean and swimming toward rescuers.

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  • Apple sends out invites for iPhone 7 launch event

    The affair kicks off at 10:00 a.m. PT at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. Two products likely to be launched at the event are the new iterations of the iPhone and the Apple Watch. The analyst has now changed his prediction and believes that Apple is set to launch an iPhone with OLED display by next year. There is a live stream of the event so you can watch Apple announce the new iPhone firsthand.

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  • Gaston strengthens, warning for North Carolina

    Gaston strengthens, warning for North Carolina

    On Sunday, Gaston was clocking maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour. The storm was producing torrential rains over Western Cuba on Monday and is expected to deliver between four and eight inches, with isolated amounts up to 12 inches possible through Wednesday, Pasch wrote.

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  • Islamic State bombing kills 54 government recruits in Yemen

    A neighbor who rushed to the scene described "bodies and body parts" that were "scattered all over the place". No less than 60 persons - young military recruits who were preparing to join government forces - have been killed and scores wounded after a powerful vehicle bomb rocked the southern port city of Aden, Yemen, on Monday morning, officials said.

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  • AFL boss backs Port in Betts racist row

    AFL boss backs Port in Betts racist row

    A Port Adelaide investigation concluded the act was racially motivated, and the woman had her membership cancelled indefinitely. Port's initiative in offering the female fan a chance to take part in the club's Aboriginal cultural awareness programs is a smart one too.

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  • Brussels Crime Lab Torched In Apparent Attempt To Destroy Evidence

    Brussels Crime Lab Torched In Apparent Attempt To Destroy Evidence

    State broadcaster RTBF and other outlets had reported that a vehicle drove through a security barrier at the site about 2 a.m., followed by an explosion that caused significant damage to the facility on Brussels' north side. Belgium's police and army have been deployed in large numbers since the suicide bomb attacks in Paris last November that left 130 dead. On Friday, one person was killed and at least four were injured in an accidental explosion at a sports center near the French border.

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  • Evidence to show link between Bangla attacks and ISIS: Kerry

    Evidence to show link between Bangla attacks and ISIS: Kerry

    Sources said Kerry told Hasina that U.S. believes that elements of IS are connected to terror operatives of Bangladesh, and praised the leadership of the premier in fighting terrorism and militancy in her country. "So we are working with local partners to make Bangladesh resilient against all odds", Kerry said in a 35-minute speech. Kerry urged the government of Bangladesh to resist the temptation to shut down public debate or stifle opposition groups as a way to combat the threat.

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  • Latest Surface device under development, to be released this October?

    At some point in time, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella has to get Panos and the Surface team to be more realistic. The Surface Book 2 is expected to boast many upgrades from the first Surface Book iteration released previous year. Even though Apple has always been popular to the masses, Microsoft has never failed to release hefty devices with powerhouse specifications, that can practically take on any competition.

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  • Hawaii disciplines 3 players ahead of Cal game in Sydney

    The Golden Bears rolled up 347 first-half yards and scored 17 points over the final four minutes of the first half to take a 34-14 lead and essentially put the game away. "We have a lot of things we have to improve on but it was a good starting point". "I'm really proud of our players", said Cal head coach Sonny Dykes.

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  • U.S. meets goal of admitting 10000 Syrian refugees ahead of schedule

    With 65 million people displaced, including more than 21 million refugees, we are facing a significant global challenge. "But so many are still trapped in horrific conditions in refugee camps or war zones". Though the program got off to a slow start, the number of Syrians entering the country "accelerated to 8,000 by early August" reports NPR's Deborah Amos , and over half of the arrivals have been under 18 years old.

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  • Balochistan adopts resolution against Modi

    Balochistan adopts resolution against Modi

    The irony lies in the fact that as Pakistan's exiled residents are protesting internationally on the atrocities committed by the terrorism sponsoring country, Pakistan is readying a group of legislators to be sent on an global tour to raise the issue of Kashmir globally.

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  • Pakistan says 4 militants behind 2009 cricket attack killed

    Pakistan says 4 militants behind 2009 cricket attack killed

    The attack on the cricket team killed six police and two bystanders, and wounded six cricket players. Another senior official confirmed the account. Pakistani police said on Sunday that three Islamists suspected of being behind an attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in the city of Lahore in 2009 had been killed during a shootout.

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  • Turkish soldier killed in rocket attack at Jarablus

    Turkey's military said its warplanes killed 25 Kurdish "terrorists" and destroyed five buildings used by the fighters in response to attacks on advancing Turkish-backed rebels in the Jarablus area. Colonel Ahmed Osman, head of the Turkish-backed Sultan Murad rebel group, told Reuters the force was "certainly heading in the direction of Manbij" and hoped to take it days.

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  • Red Cross seeks SC volunteers for hurricane training

    Red Cross seeks SC volunteers for hurricane training

    Containers will be available at all cash registers. "Like the Red Cross, we are committed to helping the people affected by the deadly and destructive flooding in Louisiana". The hour-long orientation session is created to introduce new volunteers to the history of the Red Cross and to learn about all of the local volunteer opportunities available.

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  • Tropical Depression Headed to North Carolina

    Tropical Depression Headed to North Carolina

    The storm, which was previously called Invest 99, has sustained winds of 35 miles per hour and is moving westward toward the Gulf of Mexico at 9 miles per hour. Recently, as is typical in late August, there has been an increase in these tropical waves. What may be a more significant near term development, is Tropical Disturbance 91L which has officially been designated as T.D.

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  • Women bare breasts for equality in New York City

    Topless women were expected to draw quite a crowd Sunday as they marched along the Venice Beach boardwalk demanding a change in laws to allow females to go bare-breasted at the beach. Onlookers gawked and took photos as the parade participants went by. Gatherings were planned in New Hampshire, Los Angeles and more. The city and county of Los Angeles prohibit nude or topless sunbathing, and Councilman Mike Bonin has said he has other priorities for the neighborhood.

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  • Baton Rouge flooding: 2 die in bus crash on way to help

    Baton Rouge flooding: 2 die in bus crash on way to help

    John the Baptist Parish, west of New Orleans , had parked across the right lane of Interstate 10 to block traffic while police investigated an earlier wreck involving a pickup truck that had skidded on the wet road, crashing into both guardrails about 6:40 a.m., Trooper Melissa Matey said.

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  • Syrian Boys Cry For Brother Killed In Aleppo Bombing

    The Homs Local Council appealed to the United Nations envoy to Syria to negotiate a truce for al-Waer, condemning the government's "siege policy" that aims to force residents and fighters to surrender. Staffan de Mistura said in a statement on Saturday that for logistical and operational reasons convoys must go via the Castello Road during the first pause, although he was aware of rebel opposition to using that government-controlled route.

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  • City beats West Ham 3-1 to keep pace with United, Chelsea

    However, the visitors improved after the break, Michail Antonio pulling one back with a strong header, but the all-important fourth goal went to the hosts - Sterling adding a second in injury time to kill off West Ham's fight back. The injury toll that has plagued West Ham in the early season, particularly the absence of playmaker Dimitri Payet, was obviously keenly felt with Willy Caballero - once more replacing Joe Hart who was on City's bench - a virtual spectator.

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  • Barrel bombs dropped on Aleppo funeral wake for children

    Both Turkey and the United States have ordered the YPG to withdraw to the east bank of the river. On the ground, Turkish-backed Syrian rebels fought forces aligned with the SDF near the frontier town of Jarablus. Hundreds of thousands of Syria's children have grown up playing in rubble or in refugee camps, watching their neighbourhoods being destroyed or being evacuated from their homes, schools or hospital beds as their own government bombs them from the air.

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  • Bus carrying flood recovery volunteers hits fire truck; 2 dead

    Bus carrying flood recovery volunteers hits fire truck; 2 dead

    It belonged to a company with two names: AM Party Bus and Kristina's Transportation LLC, both at the same address in Jefferson, about 30 miles from New Orleans in Jefferson Parish, Matey said. St. John Fire District Chief Spencer Chauvin, 36, was identified earlier Sunday as the other person who died. Five people in a pickup with a trailer that was hit were also taken to an area hospital.

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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 officially launched

    The Galaxy Note 7 features a Snapdragon 820 process in the U.S., with an Exynos chipset in the rest of the world and 4GB RAM. Samsung has chose to go with 64 GB of internal memory. Samsung has doubled the levels of pressure of the digital pen from 2,048 for the Note 5 to 4,096 for the Note 7, and reduced the diameter of its tip from 1.6 millimeters to 0.7 millimeters.

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  • Dozens arrested, hurt at London's Notting Hill Carnival

    Dozens arrested, hurt at London's Notting Hill Carnival

    Scotland Yard said it had arrested 71 people over the same time for a variety of alleged offences. Over 400 people were arrested at last year's festival, with stabbings, bottlings and even bite attacks reported. If you're in the west London area you won't be able to miss it: at least 60 bands will perform and 38 sound systems will be in place over the two-day event, with tomorrow being its Grand Finale day.

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  • Brooklyn man killed on Cornell campus

    Update: Ithaca College released a statement saying the two victims were Ithaca College students. Also treated by school medics for non life threatening stab wounds was a male student who was later released. To find other ways to get in touch with Ithaca police, you can find this incident's release on their Facebook page here. "Definitely was a shock to me and everyone, I'm sure, who has heard about it", one student said.

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  • Brady ready after 'silly accident' with scissors cuts thumb

    Somewhat surprisingly, Garoppolo seemed to hint that the dynamic with Brady, who must sit out the first four games because of his Deflategate penalty, hasn't always been a dance down a field of daisies. "That's what my responsibility is, so that's what I'm preparing to do". "I'm not trying to do something insane that I've never done before. I'm trying to be myself and do what I do".

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  • US Men win gold in 4×400 at Rio Olympics

    US Men win gold in 4×400 at Rio Olympics

    With China's victory over Serbia, Lang also became the first person in the sport to win Olympic gold as both a player and a coach. At the London Olympics four years later, China finished second behind the United States in the medals table with 38 gold against U.S.

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  • Nonprofit asking Clinton, Trump to stop campaigning on 9/11

    Chelsea "is committed to ensuring that those benefiting from the foundation's work will be able to continue receiving that often life-changing help", a spokeswoman for Chelsea Clinton told The Journal . The representative did not specify whether Chelsea would stop fundraising, only noting that she will "steward the implementation of changes", including "new fundraising policies".

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  • Mets 12, Phillies 1-Is it April again?

    Mets 12, Phillies 1-Is it April again?

    But at least they are doing their part since starting their recent road trip with four losses in five games. The Phillies took their first lead of the series when Freddy Galvis homered with one out in the third for their first hit of the game.

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