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Hajj pilgrimage entangled in Saudi politics Hajj pilgrimage entangled in Saudi politics
- August 30, 2017

Shortly after the chairman spoke, an official on the medical team of NAHCON announced the passage of another pilgrim from Kwara. Devout Muslims are expected to perform the Hajj, one of Islam's five pillars, at least once in their lifetime, provided they are fit enough and have the financial means to do so. (more...)
Houston mattress store opens as shelter for hurricane evacuees Houston mattress store opens as shelter for hurricane evacuees
- August 30, 2017

The stores are stocked with food, water and mattresses. After he posted an announcement on Facebook Sunday opening his stores to anyone in need of shelter, food and more, the response was overwhelming. This isn't the first time McIngvale has helped out those who needed it. "I'm part capitalist, part social worker, and we're going to do the right thing". (more...)
Aussie sailor accused of gold coin theft Aussie sailor accused of gold coin theft
- August 30, 2017

For four days the U.S. Coast Guard searched the waters near the Bahamas with two airplanes, two helicopters and two ships for Hellmann. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Bennett, the husband of Isabella Hellman, in West Palm Beach. (more...)
6 family members swept away in fast-moving flood 6 family members swept away in fast-moving flood
- August 30, 2017

Witnesses say first responders were in the area but they were unable to respond fast enough to save the victims. The driver survived by hanging onto a tree branch. Houston police chief Art Acevedo announced Monday that rescuers have saved about 2,000 people from flooding in the city, CBS News reports. KHOU's Brandi Smith highlighted in a now viral video how a truck driver could have drowned in his vehicle had she not drawn the attention of overwhelmed rescue workers trying to cover the ... (more...)
Mexico offers to help Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas Mexico offers to help Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas
- August 30, 2017

I'm wondering why the great business man Donald Trump doesn't have Mexico pay for building the wall along the border. On Twitter , commentators also noted the especially poor timing of Trump's latest attack on Mexico, considering the USA may need to take Mexico up on its offer of aid in the coming days. (more...)
Trump Fires Longtime Aide For Unimpressive Phoenix Rally Turnout Trump Fires Longtime Aide For Unimpressive Phoenix Rally Turnout
- August 30, 2017

Based on the Bloomberg report, it's unclear why Phoenix's rally was the last straw for a man who has consistently lied about the number of people who show up to watch his depraved rants, but he was reportedly "displeased" by the amount of empty space. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey Victim Angering on CNN Reporter on Live Interview Hurricane Harvey Victim Angering on CNN Reporter on Live Interview
- August 30, 2017

A CNN reporter Tuesday was interviewing a mother who recently arrived at a shelter in Houston when a heartbreaking exchange ensued. That's when Danielle explained that she and her daughter had been waiting for someone to rescue them from their home, but no one showed up. (more...)
Agrees to Private Interview With Senate Judiciary Committee Agrees to Private Interview With Senate Judiciary Committee
- August 30, 2017

Trump Jr . was called to publicly testify before the committee in July, but instead offered to participate in a private interview and provide documents to the investigators. United States intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian Federation worked to tilt last year's presidential election in President Trump's favour. (more...)
Trump threat to 'terminate' NAFTA sparks intense debate Trump threat to 'terminate' NAFTA sparks intense debate
- August 30, 2017

Joel Trachtman, professor of global law at Tufts University's Fletcher School, said eliminating NAFTA would introduce tariffs on products like cheap Mexican steel and make American-made steel more competitive, but could also cut demand for USA -grown corn that's seen exports to Mexico skyrocket under NAFTA. (more...)
White House Aides Call Ivanka 'Princess Royal' Behind Her Back White House Aides Call Ivanka 'Princess Royal' Behind Her Back
- August 30, 2017

A few moments later, he made her wildest dreams come true. Trump's son in law and daughter have been massive failures in Washington, but insiders describe the President as emotionally dependent on his favorite daughter and son in law to make him feel better. (more...)
Belarus, Russia: Scrutinizing the Upcoming Zapad Exercises Belarus, Russia: Scrutinizing the Upcoming Zapad Exercises
- August 30, 2017

The exercise will be covered by media representatives from dozens of countries. "The drills will involve some 7,200 Belarusian troops and about 5,500 Russian servicemen", Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said at a news briefing. (more...)
Russian Federation scandal turns in a direction Trump will not like
- August 30, 2017

Reporter: In e-mails turned over to congress between Sater and trump's lawyer Cohen first reported by " The Washington post ", Sater wrote , buddy, our boy can become president of the usa and we can engineer it. "Not even Aras Agalarov, the Azerbaijani-born billionaire who partnered with Trump to hold the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow in 2013, ultimately wanted to do a deal, though the two discussed a tower just outside Moscow city limits, where Agalarov owns land". (more...)
Michigan Woman Gets Life For Murder In Parrot Case Michigan Woman Gets Life For Murder In Parrot Case
- August 30, 2017

Glenna Duram , 49, of Sand Lake, shot her husband Martin , 46, five times in May 2015 apparently with their pet bird, Bud , as the only witness. She has now received a life sentence. "That bird picks up everything and anything, and it's got the filthiest mouth around", Duram's mother, Lillian, told WOOD. Mrs Duram told investigators in MI that she could not remember what happened on the day of the incident but denied killing her husband . (more...)
Stephen King's 'It' is Hurting the Clown Business Stephen King's 'It' is Hurting the Clown Business
- August 30, 2017

But it's Pennywise , described by King as "a cross between Bozo and Clarabell" with "funny tufts of red hair on either side of his bald head" that has remained the most indelible incarnation - thanks in no small part to Tim Curry's skin-crawling portrayal of the character in the 1990 ABC miniseries adaptation. (more...)
NK leader's wife gives birth to third child in February: NIS NK leader's wife gives birth to third child in February: NIS
- August 30, 2017

United States basketball star Dennis Rodman , who has conducted unofficial "diplomacy" in the reclusive country, has reported that the second child is a girl. The statement was included in a South Korean intelligence report submitted to parliament on Tuesday. Kim is the third generation of his family to rule the country. (more...)
Eminem leads chants of 'F*** Trump' at Reading Festival Eminem leads chants of 'F*** Trump' at Reading Festival
- August 30, 2017

Eminem was in the United Kingdom this weekend and he chose to bring his opinion of USA politics on stage. Eminem brought up the subject again at the Reading Festival in England. He's lived in Clinton Township, Sterling Heights and most recently in Rochester Hills. Eminem took the opportunity to get all of the people to go along with a "Fuck Trump!" chant. (more...)
North Carolina officials send rescue teams to aid Texas North Carolina officials send rescue teams to aid Texas
- August 30, 2017

SC-HART is a collaborative effort between State Fire's Emergency Response Task Force, a division of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Emergency Management Division and South Carolina Army National Guard Aviation Units, according to the release. (more...)
Young White supremacist charged in violent Charlottesville attack Young White supremacist charged in violent Charlottesville attack
- August 30, 2017

Marshals also were present, according to Monroe County Sgt. Lawson Bittick. Alex Michael Ramos, 33, of Marietta, is charged with malicious wounding by the Charlottesville Police Department in the August 12 assault on 20-year-old counter-protester DeAndre Harris. (more...)
University fires prof who called hurricane 'karma' for Texas University fires prof who called hurricane 'karma' for Texas
- August 30, 2017

It is hard to express one's full thoughts in 140 characters and I realize that taken out of context the original tweet may sound extremely off-putting. "As Floridians, we are very much aware of the devastation and enduring related with tropical climate", as indicated by the college's announcement. He has since deactivated his Twitter account. (more...)
Lawyers urge Texas homeowners to file Harvey claims before law change Lawyers urge Texas homeowners to file Harvey claims before law change
- August 30, 2017

Plaintiff's attorneys and their allies say they have bigger concerns. "The intent of the bill was to cut off this "cottage industry" that was happening around hailstorms after Hurricane Ike; lawsuits that didn't need to be filed", said Lucy Nashed, a spokesman for Texans for Lawsuit Reform . (more...)

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