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NBC has best ratings night for Rio de Janeiro Olympics

Through Tuesday, viewers streamed 883 million live minutes of the Olympics, blowing past the 818 million minutes of live video streamed for the entire 2012 London Olympics. The averages for 8 to 11 p.m.: NBC with 33.6 million, CBS with 4.3 million,...

Russia's Putin meets top brass to discuss security in Crimea

The Federal Security Service said that it had conducted "operational search activities" on Saturday night in the town of Armyansk, which is located in Crimea, leading to the discovery of a " group of saboteurs". "The attempts to break through were a...

NATO says Turkey's membership not in question after failed coup

Putin also announced a mid-term cooperation program that spans the year 2016 to 2019, and also intergovernmental commissions of the two countries would resume contacts. Turkey has demanded the US extradite Islamic leader Fethullah Gulen, now living i...

Froome chasing time trial gold in Rio after Tour triumph

It comes just weeks after he won the Tour de France for a third time. "I was really chuffed to get bronze four years ago", Froome said. Thomas believes that he falls into a group of riders who can also challenge for a medal, including Rohan D...

Turkish admiral seeks asylum in U.S. after 'recall' to Ankara

Turkey is pressing the United States to extradite US -based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom it accuses of orchestrating the coup attempt, and has expressed frustration at its slow response. An article on NATO's website listed Ugurlu as the ass...

Lawyers in Pakistan boycott courts after bombing

Schools and markets are also closed in Quetta in protest over the attack, which was claimed by a breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban, the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar militant group. Survivors described scenes of panic as the blast ripped through the e...

Japan says ties with China 'deteriorating' over disputed islands

Latest satellite images show that China appears to be building reinforced aircraft hangars on its reclaimed islands in the South China Sea, a United States think tank report showed. On Sunday Tokyo separately protested to Beijing after two Chin...

Iran executes nuclear scientist who was convicted of spying

Amiri's disappearance came amid a concerted Western effort to thwart Iran's nuclear program under the government of hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. A judiciary spokesman was quoted as telling the Mizan Online news site that the scientist, Sh...

Entire Russian team banned from competing in Rio Paralympics

The move to ban the entire Russian Paralympics team stands in stark contrast to the International Olympic Committee's ruling to allow each sport to make a decision over whether to allow Russians to compete. The complete corruption of the anti-doping ...

Japan marks 71 {+s} {+t} anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

At the same ceremony, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also said he was determined to work toward a world without nuclear weapons. The mayor quoted part of President Obama's speech in his May visit to Hiroshima in which he said that nations, ...

Pence breaks position with Trump to endorse Paul Ryan

Instead, he turned to familiar themes, faulting USA trade deals, the news media, and opposition to water-boarding terror suspects, a policy change he said disadvantages the United States in its fight against terrorists. He didn't mention the spat wit...

India's Modi Picks New Leader to Stabilize Home State

Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that she had set an example for many across the country. She turns 75 this November. Post meeting, while Nitin Patel tried hard not to appear visibly upset, the outgoing CM Anandiben Patel seemed miffe...

Terrorist for one nation can't be martyr for another: Rajnath

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan , criticising India and Indian minister's stance in Saarc ministerial meet, has said that fight for freedom and terrorism are two different ideologies, reported Thursday. Also, New Delhi urged all SAARC na...

Olympics: Russian weightlifters banned

The IOC has taken fierce criticism for not ordering a blanket ban on Russian Federation after an independent report said there was state-organised doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. "I can see that every morning doping agents come and take the...

Nitish Kumar Phones Finance Minister Jaitley With Special Offer For GST

Once the bill comes into force it would drastically transform the $2tn (£1.5tn) economy by reducing costs for shipping goods from one state to another. While the opposition is demanding for capping the interest rate at 18 per cent. Talking to repor...

Packers' Aaron Rodgers looking forward to watching Favre

I mean, it was fun. I don't think I've ever had that many at an actual game. Not only did Favre play until he was 41 years old, but he put together some superb numbers, including a 186-112 career record, while completely 45 game-winning drives and ...

South China Sea: Beijing to prosecute 'trespassers'

China says it is well within its rights to build the islands, complete with airstrips and harbours, and rejected an global arbitration panel's ruling last month that invalidated Beijing's claim to virtually the entire strategic water body.

CT officials monitoring Zika situation in Florida

Governor Rick Scott asked for help Friday after announcing four people in Florida are infected with the Zika virus after being bitten by mosquitoes in their area. In Puerto Rico, over 4,500 cases of the virus, virtually all contracted through mosqu...

Trump Says He Is Taking The Gloves Off Against Clinton

He was asked by Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren about the historic nature of the Clinton candidacy on Wednesday night, and he declined to give her any credit. Critics have said the ever-present "lock her up" chant at Trump rallies and the Republic...

Hot air balloon crash kills at least 16 people in Texas

People who buy plane tickets have their names on record, while people can just walk up, buy a ticket to ride on a hot air balloon, and not have their names recorded. It is not clear whether anyone was injured or killed when the balloon came down in ...

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Forecast: Chilly Week Ahead With Some Rain

After the front passes Friday night , highs over next weekend will be back in the lower 70s! Highs in the low 40s and lows in the mid 30s. For Tuesday , skies will clear throug...

14 feared drowned in Andhra Pradesh boat mishap

The incident occurred at Ibrahimpatnam Ferry Ghat. More than 16 people were killed when the boat in which they were travelling capsized at Pavithra Sanghamam near Vijayawada. The...

President Trump Strikes Back at 'Short and Fat' Kim Jong Un

In this undated photo distributed on September 16, 2017, by the North Korean government, leader Kim Jong Un, center, celebrates what was said to be the test launch of an intermedi...

Xi Strongly Hopes to Develop China-S. Korea Relations

Moon congratulated Xi on the successful conclusion of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and his re-election as general secretary of the CPC Central C...

Humanitarian gesture: Pakistan allows wife to meet Kulbhushan Jhadav

Pakistan's foreign office in the national capital said it would allow Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife. A note verbale has been sent in this regard to the Indian High Commis...

Barack Obama Shows Up in Chicago for Jury Duty; Not Chosen

Did you know I was coming?" he asked one man who held a copy of Obama's "Dreams From My Father". But he was not picked to serve as a juror. As happens most days, would-be jurors br...

North Korea Warns 'Spiritually Instable' Trump Against Reckless Remarks

The US Defense Department sent the letter in response to a request from two members of Congress for details regarding "expected casualty assessments in a conflict with North Kor...

Investigators have enough evidence to charge Michael Flynn, son

Federal investigators are also reportedly looking into allegations Flynn attempted to sidestep the extradition process and send the Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen, a rival of Tur...

Hezbollah says Saudi Arabia forced Lebanese PM to quit

Hariri accused Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing strife in the Arab world in his resignation statement earlier on Saturday. Hariri's resignation toppled a coalitio...

George Bush Sr dislikes Trump

Bush told Updegrove before the election, according to the book. His son, George W. Bush, didn't go as far as to vote for a Democrat but allegedly left the presidential ballot blank...

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Saudis destroy Houthi missile near Riyadh's Khaled airport

Saudis destroy Houthi missile near Riyadh's Khaled airport

Unconfirmed footage uploaded to Twitter appeared to show a volley of at least three missiles being fired from the ground at an undetermined location in Riyadh. The Saudi-led allian...

Penn study: Assaults increase after end of Daylight Saving Time

Penn study: Assaults increase after end of Daylight Saving Time

As a result of the time change, you will gain an extra hour of sleep Sunday morning. Some clocks still need to be manually adjusted, some computer systems need additional monitorin...

Jared Kushner Turns Over Documents to Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Jared Kushner Turns Over Documents to Special Counsel Robert Mueller

An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released on Sunday put Mr. Trump's approval rating at 38 percent - the lowest for the survey since February, when he was a month into his presiden...

What we know about the Thornton Walmart shooting

Court records also show Ostrem filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2015. Thornton police said a nationwide extradition homicide warrant has been issued for the 47-year-old Ostrem. ...

Tourists will be banned from climbing Australia's UIuru

Tourists will be banned from climbing Australia's UIuru

It chose to close the rock to climbers from October 26, 2019 - 34 years to the day since it was handed back to its traditional owners, the Anangu people, the Northern Territory N...