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NJ Won't Hold Sandy Votes Against Texas, Christie Says
- August 30, 2017

Citing high waters still on the roads near his house, Cruz's office did not confirm his attendance for meetings Tuesday until that very morning. " Many of them, just like those in Houston, lost absolutely everything they owned". And it helps explain why in early 2013 virtually every Republican in the Texas congressional delegation voted against the $51-billion emergency aid package after Hurricane Sandy devastated NY and New Jersey. (more...)
Trump says 'massive' cheering crowd proves he was right to pardon Arpaio Trump says 'massive' cheering crowd proves he was right to pardon Arpaio
- August 30, 2017

I think it's a good thing if we have great relationships, or at least good relationships, with Russian Federation. "And I put it out that I had pardoned, as we call, Sheriff Joe". During the campaign, Trump said that Mexico would pay for the wall, something Mexican officials have repeatedly dismissed as a nonstarter. Congress has shown no interest in shutting down the government over the wall. (more...)
House Democrats Vote Down School Funding Bill House Democrats Vote Down School Funding Bill
- August 30, 2017

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a measure Monday allowing automatic voter registration in IL, a move that comes a year after he rejected a similar measure over concerns about voter fraud. Already, schools haven't received two payments from the state due to the delay. In a statement, Rauner praised lawmakers for passing "historic education reform". (more...)
Houston's Addicks Dam Less Than Half a Foot From Causing More Ruin Houston's Addicks Dam Less Than Half a Foot From Causing More Ruin
- August 30, 2017

A western MI company is sending about 2,000 kayaks to Texas and Louisiana to help with flooding relief and rescue efforts amid Harvey's onslaught. Later in the day, city officials confirmed that a Houston police officer was killed in the flooding on Sunday. (more...)
Mexico border wall may not be as effective as Trump hopes Mexico border wall may not be as effective as Trump hopes
- August 30, 2017

During his campaign, Trump repeatedly insisted that the multi-billion-dollar cost of the wall would be borne by Mexico, an idea scornfully dismissed by Mexican officials. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., also has suggested a better time for a stand would be when the House and Senate negotiate final fiscal 2018 spending bills later in the year. (more...)
Six year old girl found shot dead in Sydney home Six year old girl found shot dead in Sydney home
- August 29, 2017

She was heard saying: "Not my baby girl, not my baby girl". A woman was helped inside an ambulance before screaming: "I hate you, f*** you, I hate you... Police have interviewed both parents and specialist officers will interview the girl's three brothers today. Police were seen speaking with the girl's distraught family while neighbours said the young girl's mother was "hysterical". (more...)
Killer Nurse May Have Killed 84 Others With Drugs Causing Heart Failure Killer Nurse May Have Killed 84 Others With Drugs Causing Heart Failure
- August 29, 2017

Police said Monday that investigators exhuming and analyzing more bodies had since found evidence of scores of additional murders. Prosecutors have long believed he killed more. go beyond any imagination", Johann Kuehme, the head of Oldenburg police told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper after presenting the results of the investigation. (more...)
CBI judge reaches Rohtak, proceedings to sentence Dera chief Ram Rahim begin CBI judge reaches Rohtak, proceedings to sentence Dera chief Ram Rahim begin
- August 29, 2017

Ironically, while this sterilisation drive was enforced by the moral police at the ashrams , the chief of the sect presumably indulged his carnal desires, as the stories of several women being raped would attest. The court said it would announce the final judgment on Monday (Today). Some Haryana Police officers and paramilitary force personnel inside the court complex in Sector 1 of Panchkula immediately sensed the situation and took the disgraced sect chief into custody after a scuffle ... (more...)
Man Charged With Firearm Offences After Toddler Shot Dead Man Charged With Firearm Offences After Toddler Shot Dead
- August 29, 2017

NSW Police has not said anyone has been charged or arrested in relation to the death. A Sydney man who can not be named for legal reasons was charged with possessing an illegal sawn-off shotgun was due to appear in court on unrelated charges on the same day she died. (more...)
China: India is Pulling Troops from the Disputed Doklam Border Region China: India is Pulling Troops from the Disputed Doklam Border Region
- August 29, 2017

However, soon after the stand-off began, the Chinese foreign ministry said it was the Indian border guards who had crossed the border and "obstructed normal activities" of their frontier troops in the Donglang area . Beijing , however, described this Indian intervention in the Doklam issue as "utterly unjustified". The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, however, vowed to continue to patrol the disputed area, according to Chinese media. (more...)
Sect leader jailed for 10 years for raping female followers Sect leader jailed for 10 years for raping female followers
- August 29, 2017

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insaan. As news of Singh's conviction spread there were reports of violence in several districts of neighboring Punjab state and on the outskirts of the capital Delhi , which borders Haryana . Local officials asked schools, colleges and offices to close August 24 and August 25. Haryana police Chief BS Sandhu told AFP news agency he feared the death toll would rise as some of the wounded were being treated for serious head injuries. (more...)
Death toll from Barcelona terror attack rises to 16 Death toll from Barcelona terror attack rises to 16
- August 29, 2017

That attack has now killed 14 people, and two others die during the driver's getaway and in a separate auto and knife assault in the Catalan coastal resort of Cambrils. During the first attack, a young man plowed a van into people strolling on the city's famous Las Ramblas boulevard, killing 16 and injuring over 130. (more...)
Qatar restores diplomatic ties with Iran Qatar restores diplomatic ties with Iran
- August 28, 2017

Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic relations with Iran in January 2016 following demonstrations held in front of its embassy in Tehran and its consulate in Mashhad by angry protesters censuring the Al Saud family for the execution of prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr in Riyadh on January 2. (more...)
Dead in Ongoing Clashes in Myanmar's Rakhine State Dead in Ongoing Clashes in Myanmar's Rakhine State
- August 28, 2017

Fighting erupted when Rohingya fighters attacked 30 police stations on Friday and clashes continued on Saturday. He said the military attacks carried out by Myanmar troops were indiscriminate. An estimated 150 insurgents attempted to storm the base but "soldiers fought back", authorities said. Bangladesh has provided almost 30,000 Rohingyas with refugee status until 1992 but unofficial estimates suggest more than 500,000 Rohingyas are staying in Bangladesh illegally. (more...)
Lebanese Army Declares Cease-Fire with IS on Syrian Border Lebanese Army Declares Cease-Fire with IS on Syrian Border
- August 28, 2017

Lebanon and Shia Hizballah each said they have made gains against the militants, driving them back into a smaller zone in the arid hills on the border. He said DNA tests will be carried out to determine the identity of the soldiers. Hezbollah had heretofore been fighting both ISIS and al-Qaeda from positions it had taken in the border region with Syria and from within Syrian territory. (more...)
Iraqi forces poised to take full control of ISIS stronghold Iraqi forces poised to take full control of ISIS stronghold
- August 28, 2017

Troops also said they discovered a network of underground tunnels used by the Daish to launch attacks behind lines of already conquered territory, or to escape. Several divisions of Iraqi security, including the American-trained counterterrorism forces, advanced on the city from different sides. France is a main partner in the USA -led coalition helping Baghdad fight the militants who seized parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014. (more...)
Tropical storm watch for parts of SC coast Tropical storm watch for parts of SC coast
- August 28, 2017

It will be windy at the coast this evening with 20-30 miles per hour wind gusts. Either way, unsettled weather is in the forecast with blustery winds and increasing chances of rain and thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday . Additionally, the low-pressure system in tandem with strong high pressure over the Northeast will create an onshore wind flow. "You should see some heavy rainfall , though higher amounts should stay to the north". (more...)
BJP bhagao, desh bachao: Mamata, Akhilesh to attend RJD rally today BJP bhagao, desh bachao: Mamata, Akhilesh to attend RJD rally today
- August 28, 2017

The BJP leader and state health minister Mangal Pandey accused Lalu Prasad and his party of being insensitive towards flood victims whom neither he nor his partymen visited at the time of distress. Seated in the front row were Lalu Yadav wife, sons Tejaswi and Tej Pratap Yadav, and daughter Misa Bharti, a Rajya Sabha MP. "August 27 will be counted as a black day in political history of the country", he said attacking the RJD. (more...)
Clapper says Trump is potential threat to national security Clapper says Trump is potential threat to national security
- August 27, 2017

The President wrote: " James Clapper , who famously got caught lying to Congress, is now an authority on Donald Trump ". "I think you compare the two, that Watergate pales, really, in my view, compared to what we're confronting now". Clapper told host Don Lemon Trump's performance Tuesday night was not necessarily a surprise, but further proof to him that the president's fitness to serve is questionable. (more...)
White House calls GOP Sen. Corker's criticism of Trump 'ridiculous and outrageous' White House calls GOP Sen. Corker's criticism of Trump 'ridiculous and outrageous'
- August 27, 2017

Huckabee Sanders was facing reporters for the first time on camera since the president began his working vacation three weeks ago at the White House on Thursday afternoon. "Those threatened by Trump include "'deep state' actors, globalists, bankers, Islamists, and establishment Republicans."... Although Cohn stressed that tax reform would be front and center of Trump's agenda, the Republican-controlled Congress faces two other pressing issues when it returns from its August recess on ... (more...)
Iraqi Forces Break through ISIS Lines in Tal Afar Iraqi Forces Break through ISIS Lines in Tal Afar
- August 27, 2017

Clashes were ongoing on the northern outskirts and Iraqi forces were dealing with final pockets of jihadists inside the city, Yarallah said. The city is located 30 miles away from recently liberated Mosul and is the last major stronghold of the ISIL militants on Iraq's border with Syria. (more...)
Police and soldiers wounded in separate knife attacks in United Kingdom and Belgium Police and soldiers wounded in separate knife attacks in United Kingdom and Belgium
- August 27, 2017

He attacked the soldiers near Brussels's Sainte Catherine neighbourhood, a busy area of bars and restaurants. The incident happened near the Boulevard Emile Jacqmain in the city centre of Brussels . The Belgian army shot and killed a man who attacked soldiers in Brussels with a knife in what authorities are treating as a terrorist act Friday. (more...)
Hong Kong transport resumes after typhoon, Macau struggles to recover Hong Kong transport resumes after typhoon, Macau struggles to recover
- August 27, 2017

The Macau government said two bodies were found in a flooded auto park early Thursday, and that two more died when they were trapped in the basement of their shop. Authorities have struggled to restore order in the city of 600,000, with some residents having to queue for water from fire hydrants. "The old neighbourhoods were seriously flooded and we hope all the garbage can be cleaned before more rain comes". (more...)
Organizers of a Patriot Prayer blame Organizers of a Patriot Prayer blame "Antifa Punks" for canceled rally
- August 27, 2017

A photo of the post by Joey Gibson, leader of Patriot Prayer, on August 25, 2017 announcing a press conference as opposed to the scheduled Freedom Rally at Crissy Field in San Francisco , Calif. "I was hoping they would cancel and pack up their tents and go home". State Sen. Scott Wiener, who represents San Francisco , said in a tweet that the press conference would be "illegal as they have no permit". (more...)
In ISIS-held Raqqa, No Escape for Thousands of Civilians, Amnesty Warns In ISIS-held Raqqa, No Escape for Thousands of Civilians, Amnesty Warns
- August 27, 2017

The SDF alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias has been fighting to seize Raqqa from Islamic State with the help of air strikes and special forces from the USA -led coalition. It urged the USA and other anti-IS coalition members to be more transparent about information on their airstrikes and review the effectiveness of their civilian casualty prevention and mitigation processes. (more...)
Questioned in Fargo Woman's Disappearance Questioned in Fargo Woman's Disappearance
- August 26, 2017

Todd didn't say where the infant was found, only that the child was found as officers carried out a search warrant in "the suspect residence". Other residents in the apartment building said they heard odd noises upstairs the afternoon Greywind went missing. (more...)
GOP senator: Trump is 'inviting' a 2020 primary challenge GOP senator: Trump is 'inviting' a 2020 primary challenge
- August 26, 2017

But the next morning, the president took to Twitter to name Flake. "I don't worry about it at all", Flake said at an event Monday in the Phoenix suburbs, the Los Angeles Times reported. "You know I gave a little cheer for that as well". Can a Republican senator run against Trump and get re-elected? "It's going well. And what the president does, that's his prerogative", Flake told the newspaper. (more...)
Trump 'eclipses' Obama in Tweet Trump 'eclipses' Obama in Tweet
- August 26, 2017

Bill (which just passed) for easy approval". Mr Trump watched the event from the White House with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron. The meme was shared by YouTube personality Jerry Travone, who had previously shared an extremely anti-Semitic tweet on Sunday. (more...)
Ram Rahim guilty of rape: Here is how Twitter reacted Ram Rahim guilty of rape: Here is how Twitter reacted
- August 26, 2017

The towns where curfew has been clamped include Mansa, Bathinda, Patiala, Fazilka, Ferozepore, Faridkot, Malout, Sangrur and Barnala. He faces imprisonment of seven years to life imprisonment. As a result, soon after the verdict was announced, Ram Rahim's followers started pelting stones on the police force which responded by lobbing tear gas shells and fired in the air to disperse the mobs. (more...)
USA anxious Pak's N-weapons could land up in terrorists' hands
- August 26, 2017

State Councillor Yang said China stood ready to keep communication open with the USA on Afghanistan and to help the nation's peace and reconciliation process, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported. India is totally odd to Afghanistan's ground realities. The demonstrated security improvement inside Pakistan, it said, would not have been possible without eliminating all terrorist hideouts. (more...)
Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong jailed for corruption Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong jailed for corruption
- August 26, 2017

Lee is accused of transferring 43 billion won ($37.3 million) to foundations that were controlled by Choi Soon-sil, dubbed the " South Korean Rasputin" for her close friendship with Park Geun-hye. Since Lee's arrest six months ago, the group's business operations have continued largely unaffected. It also presents new challenges for Samsung , a constellation of businesses so vast that it accounts for about one-fifth of South Korea's exports all by itself. (more...)
New Case of West Nile Virus Detected at Central Park New Case of West Nile Virus Detected at Central Park
- August 26, 2017

The residents were from Humphreys and Forrest (a previously reported case) counties. The West Nile virus has been detected in every state. All cases have been in adults. People who think they may have West Nile virus should visit their healthcare provider. When outdoors, wear long trousers, a long-sleeved shirt, and socks. (more...)
Feds Say Demand for Inauguration Day Protest Info Is Narrow Enough Feds Say Demand for Inauguration Day Protest Info Is Narrow Enough
- August 25, 2017

Chris Ghazarian, general counsel for DreamHost, said the company needed to review the ruling before deciding whether to appeal. DreamHost had argued the government was actually broadening its search warrant by seeking information related to crimes beyond the anti-rioting law, the National Law Journal (sub. (more...)
Section 144 imposed in Punjab ahead of Gurmeet Ram Rahim verdict Section 144 imposed in Punjab ahead of Gurmeet Ram Rahim verdict
- August 25, 2017

The state government has also exhorted the Dera followers to keep faith in judiciary and assist the administration in maintaining peace. The governments of Haryana and Punjab have beefed up the security sensing trouble by dera followers. This correspondent and a colleague went to Sirsa to investigate the story. Castration of 400 followers: It was reported that close to 400 disciples were manipulated in the dera premises to get castration done so that sexual advances toward female ... (more...)
US Navy removes fleet commander after fatal collisions US Navy removes fleet commander after fatal collisions
- August 25, 2017

The United States Navy said it will continue to investigate the collision involving the USS John S. McCain as the vessel's damage is being assessed. Five sailors were injured. Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin - a three-star commander of the US 7th Fleet based in Yokosuka, Japan - will be relieved of his duty Wednesday for loss of confidence in the wake of four accidents. (more...)
Mayor: Charleston shooter is disgruntled restaurant worker Mayor: Charleston shooter is disgruntled restaurant worker
- August 25, 2017

The gunman is said to be a disgruntled ex-employee of the diner in a tourist area of Charleston , the city's mayor told Fox News. Police have closed down King Street between Calhoun and Morris Streets for an "active shooter" situation, the department tweeted at 1 p.m. (more...)
More Closures Announced For National Retail Store More Closures Announced For National Retail Store
- August 25, 2017

Revenue fell 23 per cent to $4.37 billion in the period. Store closures contributed to approximately $770 million of the decline, Sears said. Total revenue of $4.37 billion surpassed Wall Street's estimate of $4.21 billion. Kmart stores in the Tri-State area have again escaped the list of stores that will be closed by the end of the year. Last month, it began selling its appliances on Amazon.com , including Kenmore smart appliances that can be synced with Amazon's voice assistant, ... (more...)
Typhoon death toll in China rises to 12 Typhoon death toll in China rises to 12
- August 25, 2017

The storm also caused a power blackout across most of the gambling hub of Macau for about two hours, residents said, with disruption to mobile phone and internet networks. Its report also said Chui announced he had accepted the resignation - due to personal reasons - on August 24 from the director of the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau, Fong Soi Kun. (more...)
State approves millions in tax incentives for Apple data centers State approves millions in tax incentives for Apple data centers
- August 25, 2017

Apple is reportedly planning to invest in a new data centre in the USA state of Iowa, becoming the fourth major technology company to put down roots in the area. "Waukee is proud to welcome Apple", said Waukee Mayor Bill Peard. "It is a minimal investment for the amount of investment that's being done in the state of Iowa", Reynolds added. (more...)
Trump tweets about 'anti-police agitators in Boston'; commends police, Walsh Trump tweets about 'anti-police agitators in Boston'; commends police, Walsh
- August 25, 2017

Conservative groups also staged protests in Boston , but the rally broke up earlier than expected due to an unknown reason. Thousands of leftist activists marched Saturday through downtown Boston in opposition to a planned free-speech rally that featured right-wing speakers, heavily outnumbering the few dozen people who showed up for the rally. (more...)
Mattis Says Defensive Arms For Ukraine Not Provocative Mattis Says Defensive Arms For Ukraine Not Provocative
- August 25, 2017

Poroshenko said Thursday he was grateful for the US contributions, but that further aid would apply greater pressure on Moscow and deter Russian forces from further incursions. "We will never forget and never forgive", the president said. He added, "This will make Ukraine's forces more operationally effective as well as more effective protectors of the Ukrainian people, and we look forward to the full implementation of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation standards in the midst of this ... (more...)
Charlottesville City Council Meeting Goes Wild Charlottesville City Council Meeting Goes Wild
- August 25, 2017

In a lengthy Facebook post , Signer said the Charlottesville City Council was not given the city's security plan for the August 12 rally. The council ultimately voted unanimously in favor of expediting the removal and relocation of both the Robert E. (more...)
After China, Russia too is preparing response to latest U.S. sanctions After China, Russia too is preparing response to latest U.S. sanctions
- August 25, 2017

Moscow has fired back at the latest round of United States sanctions targeting Russian interests, as Washington blacklisted one Russian company and four individuals for their alleged dealings with North Korea. North Korea has infuriated the United States by launching a series of ballistic missile tests thought to be capable of reaching American shores. The Trump administration is still hoping China will pressure Pyongyang. (more...)
Yemen: Over 40 killed in Saudi-led airstrikes Yemen: Over 40 killed in Saudi-led airstrikes
- August 25, 2017

A report by the Protection Cluster in Yemen last week said Yemen suffered more air strikes in the first half of this year than in all of 2016, increasing the number of civilian deaths and forcing more people to flee their homes. airstrike. The Saudi officials were not immediately available to comment. The United States also regularly conducts drone strikes on Yemen which Washington says target Al-Qaeda. (more...)
GCSE results day 2017: Pass rates down after grading shake-up GCSE results day 2017: Pass rates down after grading shake-up
- August 25, 2017

Chloe said: "I want to go into law or medicine". So is Grade 9 the same as an A*? Georgia Lewis achieved an incredible 13 grade A*/As including a grade 8 in both English literature and maths and a grade 9 in English language. Fewer pupils who would have got an A* in English and maths were expected to get a grade 9. "Nacro staff work hard to support young people for whom mainstream education has not been the right place for them to thrive, so that they can develop the essential skills ... (more...)
Icelandair to introduce flights to Cleveland Icelandair to introduce flights to Cleveland
- August 24, 2017

Flights to other locations such as London, Paris, Berlin, and Copenhagen will start at $149. Flights to Detroit will commence on 25 April 2018; to Cleveland on 3 May 2018; to Cincinnati on 9 May 2018; and St Louis on 17 May 2018. The airline was founded in 2011 by Icelandic entrepreneur Skuli Mogensen. "Adding another worldwide route will only amplify the impact Detroit Metro Airport has on the regional economy; it's one of our most important assets", Wayne County Executive Warren C. (more...)
Go Inside Jerry Seinfeld's Upcoming Netflix Special Go Inside Jerry Seinfeld's Upcoming Netflix Special
- August 24, 2017

The new special is due on Netflix on September 19 , but you can check out some snippets below. This comedy special will be an hour long, and it was filmed at The Comic Strip in New York City, the club that helped to launch Jerry Seinfeld's career. (more...)
Egypt cancels Jared Kushner meeting after United States withdraws aid Egypt cancels Jared Kushner meeting after United States withdraws aid
- August 24, 2017

Egypt today criticised a United States decision to reduce financial aid and withhold some military assistance as a "misjudgment" of strategic ties between the two allies. demands in order to receive aid . The delayed $195 million aid package is slated to help Egypt fight domestic security threats and terrorism. Tillerson has directed that that funding will now be held in reserve "until we see progress from Egypt on key priorities", the official said. (more...)
Venezuela-US Relations at 'Worst Moment — Maduro
- August 24, 2017

The French news agency reported that Ortega told fellow prosecutors Wednesday that she has received death threats and would hold the Venezuelan government responsible should something happen to her. She announced that she will provide evidence to the Mexican government regarding a company that allegedly belongs to Nicolás Maduro, which is involved in corruption tied to the distribution of the Maduro regime's CLAPS food bags : basic food staples that are distributed to Venezuelans under the ... (more...)
US Warns Citizens About Traveling to Cancun US Warns Citizens About Traveling to Cancun
- August 24, 2017

Gangs involved in the narcotics trafficking are having gun battles taking place "on streets and in public places during broad daylight", according to the Travel Warning . "Shooting incidents, in which innocent bystanders have been injured or killed, have occurred" in both states, the US warned. The expanded warning is due to a rise in homicide rates, the State Department said on their website. (more...)