"The president and first lady have decided not to participate in this year's activities to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction", press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement, adding that the president and Melania Trump "extend their sincerest congratulations and well wishes to all of this year's award recipients for their many accomplishments".
President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and son Barron look up at the partial solar eclipse from the balcony of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 21, 2017.
Total Eclipse: Trump Peeked!
Emerging with first lady Melania and son Barron on the Blue Room Balcony of the White House shortly before the eclipse reached its apex, Trump waved at the crowd and responded to a reporter's question - "How's the view?" - with a thumbs up, according to the White House pool. It is unclear if he looked directly at the sun. The moon covered 81% of the sun at the eclipse's peak in Washington.
There's no word from the White House about whether Trump suffered eye damage, but he appeared to look up for only a brief moment.
In the lead-up to the total solar eclipse that just finished making its way across the entire country, Inverse and several other news outlets like it published countless stories that all tried to drive home the same point: don't look directly at the eclipse. It began at 1:17 p.m. ET, peaked at 2:42 p.m., and was set to end at 4:01 p.m., The Washington Post reported.
Experts warned that viewing certain parts of the solar eclipse without protective eyewear could cause partial blindness or thermal injuries, when the heat of the light causes the cells in the back of the eye to fry.
The latest report on retail sales shows households still had plenty of buying power as the third quarter got underway in July. Gasoline stations, electronics merchants and clothing chains were the only categories to show sales declines in July.
Amid the exchange of belligerent rhetoric between the United States and the DPRK, tensions ran high on the peninsula. Also on Monday, China said they will impose sanctions against North Korea by no longer importing their goods.
Total will gain about one billion boe in proven and estimated reserves, more than 80 per cent of it under the North Sea, it said. That will make the Danish company the second-largest investor in the French giant, according to data compiled by Bloomberg .
In the day's trade, the barometer 30-scrip sensitive index had touched a high of 31,805.99 points and a low of 31,399.35 points. The market breadth was narrow as 1,399 shares advanced against a decline of 1,161 shares, while 138 shares were unchanged.
Congress approved sanctions against Russia for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and for its aggression in Ukraine and Syria. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow would respond after a closer examination of the US announcement.
Germany will hold a general election on 24 September, and about one million ethnic Turks living in Germany can vote. Ozdemir had previously pressed Ankara to recognise the World War I killings of Armenians as genocide.
Now the two teams lock horns for the first time this season as they play for the Super Cup at Camp Nou in Barcelona . The former Barcelona player will now coach his first competitive match for the club against its fiercest rival.
The incident took place in a city some 2,100 kilometres northeast of Moscow in the oil-rich Khanty-Mansi region. The investigation is ongoing and the security level has been raised, the statement also said.
What will the Huawei Mate 10 feature? A report from Taiwan claims that commercial production of the Kirin 970 has begun. And now, thanks to a leaked so-called launch teaser of the Huawei Mate 10 , the October 16 launch seems to be real.
The first source said authorities began the halt about two weeks ago and the second trader said it was enforced about 20 days ago. An administration official contended that the possible investigation was unrelated to the showdown with North Korea.
Secret Superstar's first song, Main Kaun Hoon
Aamir Khan tweeted saying, "Presenting the first song of Secret Superstar , and along with one of the Secret Superstar , Megha". Before she begins recording, she tries to disclose her name but hesitates and says, " Main aapko apna naam nahi bata sakti ".
Sun & Clouds For Today's Eclipse
The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies - well, except when the sun happens to be obstructed by the moon. Coverage will remain very isolated, so overall viewing conditions should be pretty good for the eclipse.
Granderson heads to Dodgers for post-season push
While he's hitting only.228 this season, he has a very respectable.815 OPS and has slugged 19 home runs in 395 plate appearances. The Dodgers starting rotation leads the NL in ERA and has not even had its ace Clayton Kershaw the past month.
Pep In Shock Move For Ex-Man Utd Man?
West Bromwich Albion have turned down a £18m bid from Manchester City for defender Jonny Evans , according to the Guardian. Eliaquim Mangala is not in favour at City, and has been linked with Inter Milan.
Mayweather vs. McGregor Simmers in Eclipse Shadow
McGregor added that his gruelling preparations for the fight would enable him to triumph, no matter how the fight develops. I am coming up in weight on the gloves. "I look forward to coming back and continuing where I left off".
Sharapova gets Wildcard for US Open
Maria Sharapova has been granted a wild card entry to play in the US Open after 15 months out following a suspension for doping. She withdrew from the Stanford Bank of the West Classic earlier this month after suffering the injury in her first-round match.
Trump White House to look into China's trade practices
This is stated in a White house statement on the telephone conversation the leaders of the United States of America and China. In addition to this joint venture they are asked to turn over intellectual property or other propriety information.
Boatload of migrants stun Spanish sunbathers
Once there, they celebrated, raising their hands in joy as they ran through the streets - with one man kneeling on the floor. But crossings from Morocco to Spain - a distance of nine miles at its narrowest point - are growing rapidly.