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August 22, 2017 3:12 AM The solar eclipse transformed America, at least for a few moments

Millions of Americans gasped and groaned Monday as the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years zoomed across the country, dazzling many but disappointing some whose view was obscured by clouds. For about 90 minutes the shadow of the moon raced over mountains, plains and forests at twice the speed of sound, from the coast of Oregon to the Atlantic

August 22, 2017 1:18 AM Search underway for missing sailors; Navy chief orders probe

SINGAPORE (AP) - The U.S. Navy ordered a broad investigation into the performance and readiness of the Pacific-based 7th Fleet after the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker in Southeast Asia, leaving 10 U.S. sailors missing and five injured. It was the second major collision in two months involving the 7th Fleet. Seven sailors died in June when the USS Fitzgerald

August 21, 2017 7:52 PM Solar Eclipse Chasers Crowd Oregon for Countdown to Totality

SALEM, OREGON — They make a fine veggie burrito here at the Sassy Onion on State Street — but don’t try to order one between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Pacific Time today. The restaurant, a stone’s throw from the state capitol and smack-dab in the “path of totality” for today’s total solar eclipse, plans to shut down in mid-morning so the staff can go outside 1

August 21, 2017 6:04 PM U.S. and South Korea start military drills amid heightened tension with North Korea

A mock war erupts on the Korean peninsula each year, largely in secret, with thousands of military troops and their commanders tracking and repelling a North Korean attack. It’s all a drill, a large-scale theoretical exercise aimed at protecting democratic South Korea, a U.S. ally. The military exercises — known as Ulchi-Freedom Guardian — have been in the works

August 21, 2017 1:33 PM Malaria from foreign travellers on rise: Deadly African strain killing on UK soil

The total number of reported cases was 1,618 - 224 more than the 1,394 in 2015. They included cases involving a deadly strain that killed six people in 2016. A spokeswoman for Malaria No More UK said: “These were all from Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest form of malaria, acquired in Sub Saharan and Southern Africa.” Research by EY and Malaria No More UK found

August 21, 2017 9:42 AM 12th Parliament convenes not later than Sept 7: Sialai

The 12th Parliament shall convene not later than September 7 this year National Assembly Clerk Michael Sialai says. In an advertisement appearing in Monday’s newspapers, Sialai said traditionally, the date of the first sitting of any Parliament after a General Election is usually determined by the President and should not be more than thirty days after 6

August 21, 2017 5:58 AM South Korea and U.S. Begin Drills as North Warns of Rising Tensions

If North Korea uses the drills this week as a reason to launch missiles around Guam or elsewhere, it could set off a new cycle of escalation. “We have no intention of raising military tensions on the Korean Peninsula,” President Moon Jae-in of South Korea said on Monday during a meeting with his staff. “North Korea should not use this as a pretext for provocation 6

August 20, 2017 9:01 PM Emmanuel Church where the deaf gather to worship every Sunday

As a child, she enjoyed going to church and would always look forward to Sundays. However, at a tender age she became sick with severe malaria and after she recovered, she realised that she had lost her sense of hearing. “Having lived and worked among a hearing community for so long, I did not know much about the deaf. I was a major turn in my life,” she said. In the early 7

August 20, 2017 9:00 PM NASA cites 62 constituencies as having discrepancies

At least 27 counties had polling stations where vote rigging occurred, according to the Opposition's presidential election petition. And on Sunday, the petitioners, Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka, publicly notified the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), its chairman Wafula Chebukati and President Uhuru Kenyatta, who are the first 4

August 20, 2017 12:31 PM Grace Mugabe Is Back in Zimbabwe, Trailed by Assault Accusations

The model, Gabriella Engels, 20, said that she had been with Mrs. Mugabe’s sons, Robert Mugabe Jr., 25, and Chatunga Mugabe, 21, and others in a hotel on Aug. 13 when their mother burst in and began beating her with the extension cord as 10 bodyguards watched. “There was blood everywhere,” Ms. Engels told a South African broadcaster. “She flipped and just kept beating 5