• 'I have a boa constrictor stuck to my face'
'I have a boa constrictor stuck to my face'

Bring said destroying the snake was the only option the responders had. Respondents arrived within minutes, and a firefighter cut the snake's head off with a pocket knife; the woman was plonked in the back of an ambulance and transported to the hospital for treatment.

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  • Heat wave to hit Western Washington this week
Heat wave to hit Western Washington this week

The Weather Service has posted an Urgent Weather Message calling for an Excessive Heat Watch from Monday morning through Thursday evening. Temperatures inside a vehicle can easily reach as high as 130 degrees to 140 degrees in just minutes.

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  • U.S. bombers fly over Korean peninsula after North Korea missile test
U.S. bombers fly over Korean peninsula after North Korea missile test

Meanwhile, reaction was also swift in South Korea , which said it would consider placing additional launchers of an advanced US Terminal High Altitude Area Defence ( THAAD ) anti-missile system on its soil. The top US diplomat, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, also lambasted the test as "a blatant violation of multiple United Nations Security...

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  • Tributes flow for Australian football and broadcasting great Les Murray
Tributes flow for Australian football and broadcasting great Les Murray

He was linked to Australia's ill-fated bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup after introducing the colourful and controversial Peter Hargitay to then-FFA boss Frank Lowy. Michael Ebeid, CEO and managing director of SBS , paid tribute to his "dear friend" via a statement. "No one better embodied what SBS represents than Les Murray ".

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  • US President Donald Trump pressuring Republicans to vote again on healthcare bill
US President Donald Trump pressuring Republicans to vote again on healthcare bill

Photo: AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File.In the end it was the GOP establishment that lost the battle to repeal Obamacare . Even the Senate Republicans' "skinny" bill, which left most of the Affordable Care Act in place and was billed as a device exclusively to get to a conference committee with the House to negotiate a final bill, failed to get a m...

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  • Thugs attack senators, journalists in Kaduna
Thugs attack senators, journalists in Kaduna

So also did they damage properties, including midgets, cameras, tripods for cameras and chairs, at the Press Centre. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the thugs overpowered policemen at the entrance to the NUJ secretariat where senators Shehu Sani and Suleiman Hunkuyi addressed a press conference to reject the result of the party's delega...

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  • USA bombers fly over Korean Peninsula after North's test
USA bombers fly over Korean Peninsula after North's test

President Donald Trump took to Twitter over the weekend to criticize Chinese inactivity over the ongoing missile tests conducted by the North Korean regime. This has been part of a series of missile tests that North Korea has launched for years now. The Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Kor...

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  • Opposition leader Khursheed Shah hails Panama case ruling
Opposition leader Khursheed Shah hails Panama case ruling

Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi held telephonic conversation with Opposition Leader Syed Khurshid Shah, Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Senator Sirajul Haq and Awami Muslim League leader Shaikh Rashid Ahmad during which they exchanged views in detail about prevailing political situation and it was agreed that for the office of the prime m...

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  • Putin to expel 755 United States diplomatic staff
Putin to expel 755 United States diplomatic staff

The White House has said U.S. President Donald Trump would sign those sanctions into law. The Senate's decisive vote to approve a new package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea sends the popular bill to President Donald Trump.

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  • Putin Signs Controversial Law Tightening Internet Restrictions
Putin Signs Controversial Law Tightening Internet Restrictions

Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed a new law which will ban virtual private networks and other technology that offers anonymous access to the web, TechCrunch reported . Many chat applications, including Facebook Messenger, already encourage users to attach their phone number to their account, but the new law will make it mandatory - mak...

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  • U.S. to cut 755 United States staff in Russian Federation, says Putin
U.S. to cut 755 United States staff in Russian Federation, says Putin

The legislation, which also punishes Iran and North Korea , takes aim at Moscow for meddling in the 2016 US election and for its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria. The law now goes to President Donald Trump who had made an improvement in ties with Russian Federation a plank of his election campaign - a position that his critics said...

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  • Health Care Freedom Act
Health Care Freedom Act

Then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said the body "must evolve" and the move would get the chamber "working again". They also cast votes against earlier Senate plans that would have left tens of millions more Americans uninsured.

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  • Barack Obama issues statement, credits supporters who fought Obamacare repeal
Barack Obama issues statement, credits supporters who fought Obamacare repeal

It was a result that may have been hinted at earlier in the week. Republicans hold 52 seats in the 100-seat Senate. "We're getting nothing done, my friends", McCain told his colleagues. Trump's slap at McCain wasn't the president's only unseemly squabble with a senator. "He is a war hero because he was captured", Trump said in a question-and-...

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  • Trump blasts Senate rules, threatens to end subsidies to health insurance companies
Trump blasts Senate rules, threatens to end subsidies to health insurance companies

Sewell. With Republican efforts to dismantle Obamacare in disarray, hundreds of USA counties are at risk of losing access to private health coverage in 2018 as insurers consider pulling out of those markets. "I am disappointed that the Senate could not agree on a bill meant to help millions of Americans escape Obamacare's burdens". Lamar Alexan...

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  • President Trump Shows He Does Not Think #Blacklivesmatter in Speech to Police
President Trump Shows He Does Not Think #Blacklivesmatter in Speech to Police

Trump then advised arresting officers to not assist suspects when they're ducking their heads to get inside the back of the cop vehicle. He also said that there was no need for police to use their hands to protect the heads of individuals under arrest as they were put into cars.

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  • Shoppers prepare for upcoming tax-free weekend
Shoppers prepare for upcoming tax-free weekend

The 18 annual Iowa Sales Tax Holiday is coming up next weekend, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4 and 5. During this time, the state sales tax will not be assessed on certain purchases, including school supplies, personal computers and some clothing.

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  • Iran, Iraq reach deal over Kirkuk pipeline
Iran, Iraq reach deal over Kirkuk pipeline

Zanganeh said that they agreed to have an worldwide company carry out a feasibility study of the pipeline, Reuters reported. Iran and Iraq signed a basic agreement in February that envisaged exporting Iraqi oil through the Iranian territory - a scheme that would remove Baghdad's reliance on the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to export its oi...

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  • GOP senators 'look like fools' on health care — Trump Twitter Saturday
GOP senators 'look like fools' on health care — Trump Twitter Saturday

The Senate is in session for another week before it is scheduled to begin an August recess. Friday morning, just before 2 a.m. ET, he delivered the fateful vote in the other direction. I hate to tell you. If there was anything in my power to stop this disgusting law which puts the government between you and your doctor, I have supported it f...

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  • BC wildfire Saturday: Trudeau visits wildfire zone
BC wildfire Saturday: Trudeau visits wildfire zone

Wildfire Service's chief fire information officer. "Unfortunately the kind of conditions we saw out there yesterday, we expect to be continuing over the next few days so this is going to continue to be a real beast of a fire right now and it's going to continue to challenge our efforts out there".

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  • After Trump targets Murkowski, interior secretary reportedly warns Alaska's senators
After Trump targets Murkowski, interior secretary reportedly warns Alaska's senators

She and Zinke, a former Montana congressman, have a "cordial, respectful and friendly relationship", Murkowski added. Despite the fact that the Republican Party is deeply hostile to Planned Parenthood on the whole, thanks to its status as the foremost American provider of reproductive health care services, including abortion, both Collins and Murk...

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