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Millionaire Televangelist Prays for Houston, Declines to Open Megachurch as a Shelter Millionaire Televangelist Prays for Houston, Declines to Open Megachurch as a Shelter
- August 29, 2017

Houston's @indivisible_usa is acquainted with @JoelOsteen 's Lakewood Church . The church has since said it is mobilizing volunteers at city shelters and serving as a collection site for supplies, including baby formula and food. Osteen faced more criticism after tweeting a link to the church's own "hurricane relief fund". Following claims from around the internet that Lakewood Church, and its leader, Joel Osteen , weren't doing anything for the victims of Tropical Storm Harvey, the ... (more...)
1 killed, 8 injured in explosion near United States embassy in Kabul 1 killed, 8 injured in explosion near United States embassy in Kabul
- August 29, 2017

The Tolo news broadcaster reported that the explosion was carried out by a suicide attacker. A Health Ministry official said that one person was killed and at least 8 others were wounded in the blast. No group or individual has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident. "We have no more details yet", Najib Danish, a spokesman for Afghanistan's interior ministry, told a wire service. (more...)
Stepfather of Arson Homicide Victim Detained in North Dakota Stepfather of Arson Homicide Victim Detained in North Dakota
- August 29, 2017

Crews also found a man severely burned, and he was taken to a local hospital and then moved to a burn unit at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Miles was last seen wearing light blue jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt, police say. Grand Forks police are trying to track down a potentially risky man tied to a homicide investigation in Iowa. (more...)
Coast Guard crew from FL to help with hurricane Harvey rescue efforts Coast Guard crew from FL to help with hurricane Harvey rescue efforts
- August 29, 2017

Tony Hahn, commander of Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi, said in statement. Coast Guard personnel from Sector Columbia River, in Warrenton, Oregon, Air Station Port Angeles, Sector Puget Sound and the 13th District have deployed in response to the hurricane. (more...)
Trump Confuses Two Female Finnish Journalists During Press Conference Trump Confuses Two Female Finnish Journalists During Press Conference
- August 29, 2017

He said in an East Room press conference Monday that "every asset" he can muster is at the disposal of local officials in Houston and other areas suffering under historic rainfall and flooding. True enough. And as presidential gaffes go, this was pretty minor. This principle certainly applies to Trump, a magnet for charges of sexism and racism. (more...)
Trump's Afghan policy: Senior US official to arrive in Pakistan tomorrow Trump's Afghan policy: Senior US official to arrive in Pakistan tomorrow
- August 29, 2017

In Washington, the state department confirmed Wells' trip has been postponed at the Pakistan government's "request", but it too did not provide any reason for delaying the visit. "If the USA doesn't trust us, it should repatriate Afghan immigrants in Pakistan itself", the daily quoted him as saying. "It will be rescheduled at a mutually convenient time ", a senior State Department official told reporters on Sunday. (more...)
Líder republicano critica indulto de Trump a exjefe policial antiinmigrantes Líder republicano critica indulto de Trump a exjefe policial antiinmigrantes
- August 29, 2017

Pero en este tiempo no dejó de atacar a los inmigrantes que cruzan la frontera con México. Cuando la semana pasada Trump se refirió a la posibilidad de perdonarlo, numerosas voces se alzaron para exigir al mandatario que no tomara esa decisión. (more...)
Democrats warn Trump against shutdown, remain opposed to border wall Democrats warn Trump against shutdown, remain opposed to border wall
- August 29, 2017

WASHINGTON-Republican President Donald Trump's threat to close down the federal government unless the GOP-run Congress funds his border wall with Mexico is "utterly irresponsible", the leader of the largest federal workers union says. (more...)
Looters Attack Cajun Navy With Guns During Attempted Rescue In Houston Looters Attack Cajun Navy With Guns During Attempted Rescue In Houston
- August 29, 2017

Please feel free to share this post. Joe Martinez, another citizen rescuer and member of the Cajun Navy , told KTRK-TV that he came from Lafayette, Louisiana, "with a group of 10 boats. The unofficial group of volunteers formed previous year to rescue victims stuck in flooding that hit the Louisiana city of Baton Rouge. 911 operators are having to choose between life-fearing callers and panicked residents are clambering to their roofs to wave towels in the hope that someone will rescue ... (more...)
Rescue Teams From The Northwest Deploy To Texas Rescue Teams From The Northwest Deploy To Texas
- August 29, 2017

The US state of Texas activated its entire National Guard in response to catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey , Governor Greg Abbott announced on Monday. Checks should include the designation "Hurricane Harvey". The Nebraska Guard is contributing two UH-60 Black Hawk medical helicopters and two CH-47 Chinook transport helicopters, said Lt. (more...)
Alligators swim over fence and enter woman's yard thanks to Harvey Alligators swim over fence and enter woman's yard thanks to Harvey
- August 29, 2017

We've worked around the clock. "I've never seen [the water] stay anywhere near this before". We're truly exhausted. Everybody is at the end of it. As the flood threat continues in Texas from the torrential rain produced by Tropical Storm Harvey, there's another unsafe problem facing residents around Houston. (more...)
Texas Governor Abbott Says Repairs After Harvey Will 'Take Years' Texas Governor Abbott Says Repairs After Harvey Will 'Take Years'
- August 29, 2017

Abbott told MSNBC that the storm has posed "unprecedented challenges" that are continuing. "We have bayous in Houston that are way over flood stage, and they will continue to flood through the city of Houston". "We are throwing every asset we can at it to help evacuate people from their homes and get them to safe ground". "The most immediate need is the boats and high water vehicles we are adding. (more...)
Amid Doklam standoff, Nepal PM assures all support, cooperation to India Amid Doklam standoff, Nepal PM assures all support, cooperation to India
- August 29, 2017

Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba embarked on a five-day state visit to India on Wednesday. Deuba returned to Nepal on Sunday evening. Mr Deuba said, he also held talks with the Indian side for economic development and investment in Nepal. (more...)
Malia Obama deals with invasive photographer at Harvard Malia Obama deals with invasive photographer at Harvard
- August 29, 2017

Former First Daughter Malia Obama is trying to settle into Harvard after a rowdy "gap year". According to a reported eyewitness, the woman ended up taking the photo anyway. Malia Obama moved to Harvard earlier this week. The public saw the older Obamas dropping off their eldest child and they were also spotted having meals at the Harvard Square after making sure that their daughter was settled in. (more...)
Nagpur Mumbai Duronto Express derails near Titwala in Maharashtra Nagpur Mumbai Duronto Express derails near Titwala in Maharashtra
- August 29, 2017

The railway route was affected and it would take another four to six hours to rerail the derailed coaches and start the service. On August 19, Utkal Express, which was heading towards the town of Haridwar from Puri, derailed near Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar, killing 24 and injuring more than 156 people. (more...)
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
- 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...)