ESPN pulls Robert Lee from covering Virginia football due to name – NY Daily News

An announcer by any other name would announce just as sweet.

In what is sure to be a controversial decision, ESPN has decided to pull college football announcer Robert Lee from covering a Virginia football game this season due to the simple fact his name is Robert Lee, the network announced on Tuesday. Outkick the Coverage’s Clay Travis was the first to report the questionable decision.

Source: ESPN pulls Robert Lee from covering Virginia football due to name – NY Daily News

Trump lashes out during combative speech at campaign-style rally in Phoenix

The rally drew thousands of Trump supporters as well as protesters. Mr. Trump has a strong base locally, polling at 42 percent in Arizona– a higher statistic than his national approval rating of 33 percent. However, at least six protests against the rally were organized, the largest of which could have drawn about 3,000 people.

Source: Trump lashes out during combative speech at campaign-style rally in Phoenix

Kushner in Middle East for peace talks – POLITICO

The trip is Jared Kushner’s third to the region: he accompanied President Trump to Jerusalem in May, and then he traveled to Israel on his own, last June. | Pablo Marintez Monsivais/AP

Accompanying Kushner on Tuesday in the Gulf states were deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell, and Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt, a White House official said.

Source: Kushner in Middle East for peace talks – POLITICO

Former police officer Keleman to discuss new book, ‘Paranormal PA’ | TribLIVE

A former police officer who enjoys researching local history and writing about crime and hauntings will introduce his latest book Aug. 26 in the Cafe at Craftique, 770 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg.

Ed Kelemen, 72, of New Florence, will discuss and sign copies of “Paranormal PA” from 1 to 3 p.m. as part of the “Meet Your Local Authors” series presented byLigonier Valley Writers and Craftique Collections.

Ed is an author, columnist, and paranormal documentarian.  He has published several books about paranormal events, as well as mystery novels and horror for adults and for middle graders.  He has had articles and fiction published in numerous local and national publications.  He writes a weekly column for the Blairsville Dispatch.  And he runs Ligonier Valley Writers’ flash fiction contest, now in its twelfth year.

Source: Former police officer Keleman to discuss new book, ‘Paranormal PA’ | TribLIVE

The Latest: Italian rescuers save 3rd brother after quake | Miami Herald

This handout picture provided by Italian Carabinieri police shows rescuers at work among damaged houses in the island of Ischia, southern Italy, Tuesday, August 22, 2017. An earthquake rattled the Italian resort island of Ischia at the peak of tourist season Monday night, killing at least one person and trapping a half dozen others, including children, under collapsed homes. Italy’s national vulcanology agency put the initial magnitude at 3.6, though it revised it to a 4.0 sustained magnitude with a shallow depth of 5 kilometers 3 miles) in the waters just off the island.

Italian firefighters say they have extracted the third and final brother from the rubble of their home that collapsed in a 4.0-magnitude quake on the resort island of Ischia.

Source: The Latest: Italian rescuers save 3rd brother after quake | Miami Herald

James Mattis, defense secretary, “comfortable” with White House’s way ahead on Afghanistan – Washington Times

“I am very comfortable that the strategic process was sufficiently rigorous and did not go in with a pre-set position,” Mr. Mattis told reporters travelling with him during a diplomatic visit to Jordan, which is the first time the former U.S. Central Command chief will visit the country as defense chief.

Source: James Mattis, defense secretary, “comfortable” with White House’s way ahead on Afghanistan – Washington Times