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Trump orders Pompeo to delay nuclear North Korea talks due to lack of progress

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Topstoriesonline - trump Pompeo delay nuclear North Korea talks lack of progressDonald Trump has directed the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, to delay a planned trip to North Korea, the president tweeted on Friday, “because I feel we are not making sufficient progress with respect to the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula”
Trump said some of the blame for a lack of progress in talks with Pyongyang rested with China, “because of our much tougher Trading stance”
Trump’s imposition of tariffs on steel and other imports has touched off an intensifying trade war with Beijing.
On Friday, the president added: “I do not believe they are helping with the process of denuclearization as they once were (despite the UN Sanctions which are in place).
“Secretary Pompeo looks forward to going to North Korea in the near future, most likely after our Trading relationship with China is resolved.”
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More than 25 children and four women killed in airstrikes in Yemen

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- More than 25 children and four women killed in airstrikes in Yemen. More than 25 children have been killed in the latest round of airstrikes in Yemen, the United Nations has said.
The organization’s humanitarian office reported that at least four women also died in a strike by the Saudi-led coalition – two weeks after a coalition air attack on a school bus killed at least 29 children.
The UN’s humanitarian chief, Mark Lowcock, confirmed on Friday that a coalition airstrike on Thursday had killed 22 children and four women who were trying to escape the fighting in the Al Durayhimi district, in the Hudaydah governorate. He said a second attack in the same area that day had killed a further four children.
“I echo the recent statement by the secretary-general on Yemen, condemning such attacks on civilians and calling for an impartial, independent and prompt investigation into these most recent incidents,” said Lowcock, who heads the UN Office for the Coordination of Hum…

Second man found guilty in 2013 Chicago murder

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CHICAGO (Topstoriesonline) - the Second man found guilty in 2013 Chicago murder. The man accused of fatally shooting 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was found guilty of murder in Chicago on Thursday.
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A Cook County jury delivered a guilty verdict against Michaeil Ward for first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated battery. As the verdict was read, Ward sat with a stoic look on his face.
Prosecutors said that in 2013, Ward fired a gun into a crowd at a Chicago park in retaliation against rival gang members, killing Pendleton.
He was the second defendant in the trial to be convicted. The getaway driver, Kenneth Williams, was also found guilty of first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated battery by another jury on Wednesday. The two were tried together but had separate juries.
Police had said that Ward had confessed…

New dinosaur fossils show 'weird' evolution from meat-eaters to insect-eaters Chinese dinosaur fossils claw hand study - Topstoriesonline

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Topstoriesonline - Chinese dinosaur fossils claw hand study New dinosaur fossils show 'weird' evolution from meat-eaters to insect-eaters. The discovery of two dinosaur fossils in China is shedding light on a previously missing chapter of evolution, according to a new study. The dinosaurs were announced along with the new research on Thursday in the journal Current Biology. Both dinosaurs are alvarezsaurs, which began as meat-eaters that adapted to eat insects living in colonies, like anteaters. But they also had many similarities to birds, with bird-like skulls and hind limbs, the study said. "Alvarezsaurs are weird animals," said Jonah Choiniere, study co-author and professor at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, in a statement. "With their strong, clawed hands and weak jaws, they appear to be the dinosaurian analog to today's aardvarks and anteaters." Click Read more And when a dinosaur evolves from a meat-eater to an insect-eater, …

Addressing School Safety: A Multifaceted Challenge

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Addressing School Safety: A Multifaceted ChallengeSchool Safety – The Los Angeles city attorney responds to a front-page article about security efforts. To the Editor: “Students Return to Armed Guards and Lockdowns” (front page, Aug. 12) only briefly mentions non-“hardening” measures that can help to keep schoolchildren safe. In fact, school districts must go beyond hardening measures. I recently released the report of our Blue Ribbon Panel on School Safety in Los Angeles, which reflects the panel’s consensus that school safety needs to be addressed comprehensively. We must tackle access to guns and access to mental health resources; how schools are designed and how threats are reported; conditions on campus and in surrounding neighborhoods. A number of our recommendations would yield benefits that transcend safety, promoting student well-being and social and emotional growth — and, consequently, better academic performance. Introducing more firearms on campus is a facile response that…

Trump’s Former Fixer, Michael Cohen, Reaches a Plea Agreement Over Payments to Women

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Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, on Tuesday, reached a plea agreement with prosecutors investigating payments he made to women on behalf of Mr. Trump, a deal that does not include cooperation with federal authorities, two people familiar with the matter said. Read more Top stories online Mr. Cohen is expected to plead guilty to multiple counts of bank and tax fraud charges and campaign finance violations. For months, prosecutors in New York have been scrutinizing him for those crimes and focusing on his role in helping to arrange financial deals to secure the silence of women who said they had affairs with Mr. Trump. The United States attorney’s office announced that there would be a “proceeding of interest” in a case against a defendant identified only as John Doe, language that almost always indicates a guilty plea. One person with knowledge of the matter said the proceeding would be the guilty plea by Mr. Cohen. Lawyers for Mr. Cohen did not immediately respond to…

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