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President Donald Trump Renews 'Mexico To Pay For Wall' Campaign Pledge President Donald Trump Renews 'Mexico To Pay For Wall' Campaign Pledge
- August 28, 2017

Maybe the plan here is to crash the US economy so badly that Mexico builds its own wall to keep fleeing Americans out. Earlier this month, Trump threatened a government shutdown should Congress not allocate money to build the wall that Mexico has refused to fund. (more...)
Local non-profits to provide relief to hurricane victims Local non-profits to provide relief to hurricane victims
- August 28, 2017

In response to the tragic situation in Texas, several national charity groups are soliciting donations to provide direct assistance to Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey . "It's good to know this stuff is going toward something as helpful as what we're doing down there", Tyler Ellis said. People watching from the rest of the world may feel helpless, but there are ways to get involved and help the victims of this massive storm. (more...)
USA revises initial assessment on N. Korea's missile launches USA revises initial assessment on N. Korea's missile launches
- August 28, 2017

Applications for new or expanded investment in North Korea by Chinese companies would not be approved, the ministry said. The county's military didn't mention any failures. All of the missiles failed - one blowing up nearly immediately after launch, while two others failed in flight, it added. North Korea has conducted more than a dozen missile tests this year, including two ICBMS, leading to a war of words earlier this month between U.S. (more...)
China urges halt to US-South Korea military drills China urges halt to US-South Korea military drills
- August 28, 2017

The messages in Rodong Sinmun, the official government newspaper, come a day before the U.S. starts the Ulchi Freedom Guardian military exercises with South Korea on Monday. However, the US and South Korea maintain they are purely defensive. In addition to the Treasury sanctions, the Justice Department filed suit against two of the companies, Velmur Management of Singapore and China's Dandong Zhicheng Metallic Material Co., demanding that they forfeit more than $11 million that they ... (more...)
In Harvey's wake:1 dead, smashed homes, businesses and heavy rain In Harvey's wake:1 dead, smashed homes, businesses and heavy rain
- August 28, 2017

Emergency agencies have warned that recovery from Harvey could take years. Local, state, and federal resources have been deployed to help Texas recover. Heavy rains for several days in the same area are a recipe for unsafe flooding. "Our focus is shifting to the extreme and potentially historic levels of flooding that we could see", said Eric Blake, a specialist at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey: Thousands of prisoners evacuated as flood waters rise Hurricane Harvey: Thousands of prisoners evacuated as flood waters rise
- August 28, 2017

It has since lingered over Houston, dumping amounts of rain that threaten to break the record established almost 40 years ago when Alvin, Texas, was deluged by 43 inches of rain in 24 hours from July 24-25, 1979. Coastal areas are now hunkering down in anticipation of severe flooding as a result of overflowing rivers and bayous. Gov. Greg Abbott said it would probably be several days before electricity is restored. (more...)
Local firefighters assisting with search and rescue efforts in Texas Local firefighters assisting with search and rescue efforts in Texas
- August 28, 2017

Early Sunday morning, the mayor announced that 120 members of the FDNY's Incident Management Team and the Urban Search and Rescue Rapid Response Team had been deployed to assist Texas authorities on the ground. The team is self sufficient for 72 hours, Aseltine said. "I believe we're ready to face any danger". It assisted after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the massive quake in Haiti in 2010, and rescued or evacuated more than 100 people hit by Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina a year ago. (more...)
Alabama defensive lineman Raekwon Davis suffers gunshot wound Alabama defensive lineman Raekwon Davis suffers gunshot wound
- August 28, 2017

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office said in a press release that a 20-year old was shot in the right leg and that the damage was "minor". It has not been made immediately apparent if the injury will affect his status for the team's season-opener against the No. (more...)
Afghan security forces kill 21 militants in Helmand province Afghan security forces kill 21 militants in Helmand province
- August 28, 2017

Two women, two soldiers and a child were killed in the blast, a doctor at a nearby hospital told Reuters. Government forces took control of the district from the Taliban last month, but fighting has continued. U.S. President Donald Trump last week announced a stepped-up military campaign against Taliban insurgents who have gained ground in Afghanistan since a NATO-led coalition ended its main combat mission in 2014. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey Leaves Logjam of Cargo, Cruise Ships at Galveston Port Hurricane Harvey Leaves Logjam of Cargo, Cruise Ships at Galveston Port
- August 28, 2017

They are being forced to remain the Gulf of Mexico at this time and it doesn't look like they will be able to go into port at the next expected time either. Carnival Breeze , which was originally scheduled to turn around in Galveston on Sunday, will be added soon. Hurricane Harvey is the strongest one to hit the United States in 12 years with wind speeds of up to 130mph and rains of around 40 inches. (more...)
Bihar flood toll rises to 482; 101 dead in UP Bihar flood toll rises to 482; 101 dead in UP
- August 28, 2017

Death toll in the ongoing floods in India's eastern state of Bihar has risen to 393, officials said Friday. PM will be arriving at Purnea airforce base at 9.50 am for aerial survey of flood affected areas along with Bihar Chief Minister Nitesh Kumar and Deputy CM Sushil kumar Modi. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey could force LSU-BYU game to move from Houston Hurricane Harvey could force LSU-BYU game to move from Houston
- August 28, 2017

Officials with the Mercedes-Benz Superdome are offering to host the LSU Tigers and the BYU Cougars next weekend if NRG Stadium in Houston decides it can not host the two teams because of the severe weather conditions due to Tropical Storm Harvey. (more...)
A 3-year-old girl was shot dead in a Sydney home A 3-year-old girl was shot dead in a Sydney home
- August 28, 2017

As police spoke to the child's hysterical mother outside the Danny Road home, neighbours watched the "chaos" unfold. Video shows a distraught man sitting in a gutter with his head in his hands shortly after authorities arrived at the scene. (more...)
Tropical Storm Watch for Parts of South Carolina Coast Tropical Storm Watch for Parts of South Carolina Coast
- August 28, 2017

The National Weather Service in Wilmington, North Carolina has issued a tropical storm watch after low pressure off the Georgia Coast may become a tropical storm as it moves northward towards the SC and North Carolina coast Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning. (more...)
15 rescued from Dickinson nursing home 15 rescued from Dickinson nursing home
- August 28, 2017

Residents of a Texas nursing home that flooded over the weekend due to heavy rain from Tropical Storm Harvey have been airlifted to safety, Galveston County Daily News reports. "It's never even flooded past the sidewalk", Kim McIntosh [said]. "We were air-lifting grandmothers and grandfathers", David Popoff, the city's emergency management coordinator, told the paper. (more...)
Trump's top economic aide rebukes him over Charlottesville Trump's top economic aide rebukes him over Charlottesville
- August 28, 2017

Mr. Cohn was present alongside Donald Trump on the 16th of August in front of the elevators the golden Trump Tower when the latter had provoked a wave of indignation by claiming that the responsibility for the violence that has shaken the Charlottesville area had to be sought "both sides" and that there were "very good people" on both sides. (more...)
Birling Gap beach in Sussex evacuated after 'suspected chemical leak' Birling Gap beach in Sussex evacuated after 'suspected chemical leak'
- August 28, 2017

People living near the coast have been told to keep doors and windows closed with the source of the haze still being investigated. Emergency services were called just before 5pm today to Birling Gap, where up to 50 people have been affected by what is suspected to be chlorine. (more...)
Syrian rebel fighters desert opposition-led all-Arab force, join SDF Syrian rebel fighters desert opposition-led all-Arab force, join SDF
- August 27, 2017

Syria's army is seeking to advance through Raqa province to reach neighbouring Deir Ezzor, where jihadists have besieged government forces and civilians in the provincial capital since 2015. Khawla said there were 4,000 SDF fighters in the Deir ez-Zor military council that he heads. "We urge all parties fighting in Raqqa and across Syria to take every possible measure to spare and protect civilians and civilian infrastructure as in line with obligations under global humanitarian law". (more...)
Lorry drivers charged in connection with fatal M1 Milton Keynes crash Lorry drivers charged in connection with fatal M1 Milton Keynes crash
- August 28, 2017

Ollie Miller, who witnessed the aftermath of the crash, said: "It looked disgusting, the two lorries were badly smashed and I could see a vehicle underneath one of the lorries". Firefighters used hydraulic equipment to free three people who were trapped in vehicles. "Several people have died and four people have been taken to hospital". (more...)
Tense, peaceful exchanges among Berkeley rallies protesters Tense, peaceful exchanges among Berkeley rallies protesters
- August 27, 2017

There were multiple creative counterprotests planned for the day, including a gathering of anti-fascism clowns, a moving dance party, a costume party and protest for kids in Golden Gate Park, and a plan to spread dog feces at the site of the rally. (more...)

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