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Martin Luther King Jr. statue to be unveiled in Atlanta Martin Luther King Jr. statue to be unveiled in Atlanta
- August 29, 2017

Bernice King said this day was a long time coming and that on this 54th anniversary of her father delivering his "I Have a Dream" speech that her father remains a light to a peaceful path forward. John Brown Gordon on horseback outside the Georgia Statehouse in Atlanta earlier this month. Dr. King's great-niece, Farris Christine Watson, talked about what the honor means for her family. (more...)
Trump says U.S. is very protective of Baltic region Trump says U.S. is very protective of Baltic region
- August 29, 2017

It was an awkward moment during President Donald Trump's Monday news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto when he mixed up two blonde reporters. Trump offered his condolences to Niinistö for an August 18 attack by a knife-wielding man that killed two people in the town of Turku, in western Finland. (more...)
Scared residents share their stories of Houston flooding Scared residents share their stories of Houston flooding
- August 29, 2017

Due to extensive river flooding, county officials issued a mandatory evacuation order for residents in low-lying areas near San Bernard River and a voluntary evacuation order for those in low-lying areas near the Brazos. If the floodwaters rise around your vehicle but the water is not moving, abandon the vehicle and move to higher ground, according to Ready.gov, a Department of Homeland Security website about disaster preparedness. (more...)
Christian girl of 5 'put with strict Muslim foster carers' Christian girl of 5 'put with strict Muslim foster carers'
- August 29, 2017

Reports say the girl begged not to be returned to the foster home as " they don't speak English ". The mother in the first family reportedly wore a niqab, a garment which covers the whole body except for he eyes, outside the home, while the mother in the child's current foster family wears a burka, which conceals everything, including the eyes. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey-displaced dogs and cats find a home in Atlanta Hurricane Harvey-displaced dogs and cats find a home in Atlanta
- August 29, 2017

Almost 200 dogs and cats were taken in by San Antonio's Animal Care Services , including 30 dogs from a flooded shelter in Pleasanton. More than one hundred cats and dogs in need of a home are arriving in San Diego County today from Louisiana. (more...)
Trump Taunts GOP Leaders Over Debt Ceiling After Claiming They're 'United' Trump Taunts GOP Leaders Over Debt Ceiling After Claiming They're 'United'
- August 29, 2017

John McCain , R-Ariz., who cast the decisive vote in the Senate. "I was taught if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all". "We have to get rid of what's called the filibuster rule; we have to". He added: " Mitch McConnell , I'm going to light him up". "However, that is far better than the GOP as a whole", the Hill reported. To break this promise Ryan has been making all year (again) by ceding the power of the purse to a recalcitrant Democrat Senate minority is ... (more...)
Trump Taunts GOP Leaders Over Debt Ceiling After Claiming They're 'United' Trump Taunts GOP Leaders Over Debt Ceiling After Claiming They're 'United'
- August 29, 2017

John McCain , R-Ariz., who cast the decisive vote in the Senate. "I was taught if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all". "We have to get rid of what's called the filibuster rule; we have to". He added: " Mitch McConnell , I'm going to light him up". "However, that is far better than the GOP as a whole", the Hill reported. To break this promise Ryan has been making all year (again) by ceding the power of the purse to a recalcitrant Democrat Senate minority is ... (more...)
Multiple fatalities as police respond to active shooter in Clovis, New Mexico Multiple fatalities as police respond to active shooter in Clovis, New Mexico
- August 29, 2017

A suspect, whose name has not been released, has been taken into custody, NBC News reported . Clovis is about 220 miles east of Albuquerque, and is located near the Texas border. local time. Vanessa Aguirre told the newspaper that she was in the library with her son when a man came in and started to shoot into the air. We took off fast. (more...)
Trump says GOP botched debt ceiling negotiations Trump says GOP botched debt ceiling negotiations
- August 29, 2017

John le Carré, the British author of espionage novels and a former spy, suspects Russian Federation has something on President Trump. The Congress fixed the maximum level of the federal debt ceiling , which must regularly be removed by a vote, opportunity for some and the other to claim a variety of concessions, the conservatives often requiring counterparties to austerity. (more...)
Would-be carjacker gets dragged out of his shorts on busy street Would-be carjacker gets dragged out of his shorts on busy street
- August 29, 2017

News website KIRO 7 reported police confirmed the man in the footage was arrested, and was also a suspect in other attempted carjackings. At one point the driver of the SUV stops and the man stands up and tries to open the vehicle door as his shorts are around his knees. (more...)
Sri Lanka fear ICC will ban Tharanga Sri Lanka fear ICC will ban Tharanga
- August 29, 2017

Virat Kohli and boys will look to clean this one up in a hurry and take the series. Pallekele: Sri Lanka batsman Dinesh Chandimal has been ruled out of the remaining two matches in the One-day International (ODI) series against India after fracturing his thumb in game three. (more...)
Mayor defends decision to not issue mandatory evacuation order Mayor defends decision to not issue mandatory evacuation order
- August 29, 2017

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a state of disaster for 30 Texas counties that will be impacted by Harvey. Turner argued that an evacuation order has to be "very well-coordinated all the way from Houston to the destination point". At least five fatalities have been reported in the Houston area, according to The Weather Channel , whose meteorologist and hurricane specialist, Dr. (more...)
Don't panic, Hurricane Harvey could send gas prices up Don't panic, Hurricane Harvey could send gas prices up
- August 29, 2017

That's going to mean higher gas prices at the pump. In addition, rigs out in the gulf were shut down last week, as the storm approached. "There are some concerns about supplies over the next several days", Albert Said. But DeHaan also said that refineries in the Corpus Christi area are believed to have escaped major damage. She continued: "Despite the country's overall oil and gasoline inventories being at or above 5-year highs, until there is clear picture of damage and an idea when ... (more...)
Xi vows to address differences with South Korea Xi vows to address differences with South Korea
- August 29, 2017

According to a release from the South Korean Foreign Affairs Ministry, Moon took note in his message to Xi of the "significant development" in bilateral relations since 1992. Beijing has retaliated against Seoul by suspending visits to South Korea by Chinese tour groups and trips to China by South Korean entertainers. North Korea has conducted two nuclear tests and dozens of missile tests since the beginning of previous year, significantly raising tension on the heavily militarised ... (more...)
FDNY, NYPD, Red Cross Members Deploy to Texas to Help Harvey Response FDNY, NYPD, Red Cross Members Deploy to Texas to Help Harvey Response
- August 29, 2017

Cuomo cited the nation's resolve in helping New York State during Hurricane Sandy. - With the floods from Hurricane Harvey ravaging Houston, help has already arrived from the NY area. Mayor Bill de Blasio made sure NY answered the call, too. "New Yorkers first-hand know the damage Mother Nature can cause, and we stand shoulder to shoulder with Louisiana and Texas". (more...)
Finnish court names knife attack suspect Finnish court names knife attack suspect
- August 29, 2017

The identities of all of the suspects linked to the spree are known to the authorities, Crista Granroth, the detective chief inspector in charge of the pre-trial investigation at KRP, told Helsingin Sanomat on Sunday . Three others are being held on suspicion they helped plan the attack. The main suspect in the Turku knife attacks participated in his remand hearing via a video link while in hospital last Tuesday. (more...)
More, More, More! Israel Signs Deal for 17 Additional F-35 Jets More, More, More! Israel Signs Deal for 17 Additional F-35 Jets
- August 29, 2017

Israel announced this weekend it is acquiring 17 additional F-35 Lightning II multi-role fighters from Lockheed Martin , which will bring the Israeli Air Force fleet of the jets to 50. "Israel has purchased until now", Lavi said, also hinting Israel may consider buying up more jets to create a third squadron thanks to the lowered price tag. (more...)
Pakistani police fire tear gas to disperse anti-US crowd
- August 29, 2017

Trump's team has surely taken all these problems into consideration when it got the US President to demand that Pakistan must end - right now - its unacceptable commitment to jihadi terrorism. I have a quibble with his use of the word "often", because harbouring the bad guys has been part of Pakistani statecraft and the Yanks know that pretty well by now. (more...)
NC rescue crews arriving in Texas to help people trapped in floods NC rescue crews arriving in Texas to help people trapped in floods
- August 29, 2017

They left in a caravan of vans and boats and are expected to arrive in Texas Sunday night and get right to work. The total staff deployment is two swift water rescue teams comprised of 18 members and seven logistical support members. The task force is headed to Katy, Texas and will be deployed from there. The task force assembled at Fire Station 88 in Sherman Oaks and were dispatched to Texas Saturday night, Los Angeles Fire dispatcher Margaret Stewart said. (more...)
Two women dead in crash outside New Jersey shopping center Two women dead in crash outside New Jersey shopping center
- August 29, 2017

Authorities say a vehicle overturned on a major New Jersey highway and ended up in a mall parking lot, leaving two women dead and two other people injured. A 23-year-old man was treated and released. No identifying information has been released for the victims. Bergen County prosecutors say Jasmine Cruz faces two counts of death by auto. (more...)

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