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May meets Merkel in Germany ahead of G20 summit

May meets Merkel in Germany ahead of G20 summit

In a speech to the German parliament, Merkel said she expected discussions on the matter to be hard in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate pact, adding that, as host, she would lead the talks with the aim of furthering the pact's goals.


Syrian US-backed forces seize last route into Raqqa

Syrian US-backed forces seize last route into Raqqa

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says America will continue to provide weapons to Syrian Kurdish fighters after the battle to oust Islamic State militants from Raqqa , Syria . Officials in Damascus dismissed the USA accusations. The Pentagon considers the regions to be the next place to go against IS after Raqqa . McGurk has met the council in Ain Issa in north Syria twice before in meetings that were not publicized, a member of the Raqqa Civil Council, Omar Alloush, said.


Residents will mark Independence Day

Residents will mark Independence Day

Parade, craft show, live music and fireworks . Small boats light up the lake while waiting for the fireworks , and cast a lovely glow on the water. Parade entries can register in advance through Friday by calling Parks & Recreation Director Debbie Hutton at 217-932-2600. Newton Falls: Carnival and Fourth of July activities including food vendors, games and live bands nightly.


This map shows where the Cristianitos fire is burning near Camp Pendleton

This map shows where the Cristianitos fire is burning near Camp Pendleton

Photo: Courtesy of Frank Brennan. Marines train at Camp Pendleton. OCFA officials said SDG&E will monitor them to make sure they don't become a threat. No injuries have been reported. U.S. Forest Service was providing its night-flying helicopter to assist in the firefight. Aircraft dropped water and retardant on the blaze.


Warm and Humid Weather Sticks Around Through Weekend

Warm and Humid Weather Sticks Around Through Weekend

One more comfy night of sleeping Wednesday night is followed by humidity coming back Thursday and really sticking Thursday night . South wind 8 to 11 miles per hour. Friday, June 30: Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 84 and southwest winds of 14 to 17 miles per hour. Saturday - A chance of showers and thunderstorms.


Tornado touches down in southwest Iowa

Tornado touches down in southwest Iowa

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for most of Iowa, in effect until 10 p.m. While the severe weather stayed away, mostly confined to central and southwestern Iowa, so did the rain. Tree damage was likely. Fremont County Emergency Management Director Mike Crecelius says the tornado hit a rural area east of Sidney on Wednesday afternoon.