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Levee breaches due to Harvey at Houston Levee breaches due to Harvey at Houston
- August 31, 2017

The historic storm has ripped through Houston , leaving 30,000 people homeless and 14 people dead, and several celebrities, including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jennifer Lopez, Kevin Hart , and the Kardashians have stepped up to donate money to help with relief efforts. (more...)
Judge blocks implementation of controversial Texas law banning sanctuary cities Judge blocks implementation of controversial Texas law banning sanctuary cities
- August 31, 2017

In a 94-page ruling, Garcia wrote that there "is overwhelming evidence by local officials, including local law enforcement, that SB 4 will erode public trust and make many communities and neighborhoods less safe " and that "localities will suffer adverse economic consequences which, in turn, will harm the state of Texas". (more...)
U.S. air strike kills 13 civilians in Afghanistan U.S. air strike kills 13 civilians in Afghanistan
- August 31, 2017

Jailani Farhad, spokesman for the provincial governor, informed Anadolu Agency that USA forces conducted an aerial raid on Taliban targets in the Bakht Aabad area of the restive Shen Dand district on Monday. Also on Wednesday, two suicide bombers launched a coordinated attack on a lawmaker's house in eastern Nangarhar province, killing two security guards, a provincial official said. (more...)
Aguirre: Law needed for Marcoses to return wealth Aguirre: Law needed for Marcoses to return wealth
- August 31, 2017

According to Duterte, the Marcos family maintain that they are in possession of the wealth because President Ferdinand Marcos was trying to protect the country's economy should he be exiled. Marcos had expressed willingness to return the gold the Philippine government. Atienza said Imelda, now an Ilocos Norte representative, claimed that she had offered to pay off the country's foreign debt with the gold but she supposedly could not touch the money due to the interference of a "superpower". (more...)
Texas storm Harvey breaks historic rainfall record Texas storm Harvey breaks historic rainfall record
- August 31, 2017

The first was 49.32 inches measured at a rain gauge southeast of Houston . The American Petroleum Institute, an industry group, said late Tuesday that USA crude inventories fell by 5.780 million barrels last week, indicating that the US oil market is gradually tightening. (more...)
Is President Trump betraying 'America First' on Foreign Policy? Is President Trump betraying 'America First' on Foreign Policy?
- August 31, 2017

Within months he presented, with great fanfare, a continuation of the same. Afghanistan's neighbor Pakistan has been a frontline ally of the United States since the 1950s. The officer replied, "That may be so, but it is also irrelevant". As Zamir Kabulov, the Russian special envoy to Afghanistan, said in early 2016, "Taliban interests objectively coincide with ours". (more...)
Almost a dozen homes destroyed in Butte Co. wildfire, suspect arrested Almost a dozen homes destroyed in Butte Co. wildfire, suspect arrested
- August 31, 2017

Less than 24 hours after it began on Tuesday afternoon, the so-called Ponderosa Fire had consumed about 2,500 acres (1,000 hectares) in Butte County, about 85 miles (135 km) north of Sacramento, according to information on the Cal Fire website. (more...)
Chidambaram, Mamata slam Centre over demonetisation after RBI report Chidambaram, Mamata slam Centre over demonetisation after RBI report
- August 31, 2017

Chidambaram said 99 per cent of the scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes had been legally exchanged and asked if the Modi government's demonetisation decision was "designed to convert black money into white". "Talking of numbers, currency with the public as on August 4, as per Reserve Bank of India , was Rs 14,75,400 crore". Accusing Modi of obfuscation, Surjewala said figures given by the RBI had again exposed the government. (more...)
Harvey Breaks Continental US Record For Rainfall Harvey Breaks Continental US Record For Rainfall
- August 31, 2017

John Nielsen-Gammon, a professor at Texas A&M University and the current Texas state climatologist, later confirmed the record 51.88 inches number. "The rain is still falling so those gauges have continued to move", said Maureen O'Leary, spokeswoman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which oversees NWS. (more...)
May vows to fight on at next election May vows to fight on at next election
- August 31, 2017

There's been an terrible lot of speculation about my future which has no basis in it whatsoever. There's a real job to be done in the United Kingdom. "I'm in this for the long term". Speaking on the first day of a three-day diplomatic trip to Japan, Mrs May said she was aware of the rumours that she could be replaced as the leader of the Conservative Party. (more...)
United Nations agrees to renew peacekeepers in Lebanon United Nations agrees to renew peacekeepers in Lebanon
- August 31, 2017

Israel's ambassador to the UN Danny Danon welcomed the decision, saying in a statement that "the resolution requires UNIFIL to open its eyes, and forces it to act against Hezbollah's terror buildup in the area". Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during a joint news conference Monday, and Haley and UNIFIL's commander openly clashed last week. "UNIFIL, of course, can do better and can do more, but no-one in this council can imagine for one second the environment existing there without ... (more...)
Notorious kidnapper, Evans to be arraigned for murder in Ikeja today Notorious kidnapper, Evans to be arraigned for murder in Ikeja today
- August 31, 2017

Duru Donatius between February 14 and April 12, 2017, on Obokun Street, Ilupeju. According to Premium Times , he and five of his suspected accomplices were arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and kidnapping at the Ikeja High Court. (more...)
Pittsburgh Airport to allow public airside access beyond security checkpoint Pittsburgh Airport to allow public airside access beyond security checkpoint
- August 31, 2017

The Airmall at Pittsburgh International Airport is accessible to non-flyers for the first time since stringent security enacted following the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. When Pittsburgh International Airport first opened in 1992, customers were allowed to enter the now-restricted areas of the terminal. Cassotis said this change is welcomed by those who use the airport. (more...)
Roma ready to sign Czech player Schick Roma ready to sign Czech player Schick
- August 31, 2017

The deal includes an immediate loan fee of €5m and, should further objectives be reached, an obligation to make the transfer permanent for a further €9m. Should Schick be sold prior to that, the clubs have agreed that Sampdoria will be entitled to 50 per cent of the eventual transfer fee or £18.5m - whichever sum is the greater'. (more...)
Harvey flooding ravages Texas as Abbott orders another 1000 National Guard members Harvey flooding ravages Texas as Abbott orders another 1000 National Guard members
- August 31, 2017

He estimated that the Texas guard number could rise to 8,000 to 10,000 in coming days, possibly joined by 20,000 to 30,000 from other states. The Delaware Guard sent one of its a C-130 aircraft to Texas to help support evacuation efforts in the storm's wake. (more...)
Royce Associates Sold 18700 Company Stocks In Caleres,
- August 31, 2017

In terms of earnings per share, 8 analysts have a 0.94 EPS mean target for the quarter ending Oct-17, for the quarter ending Jan-17, 7 analysts have a 0.38 EPS mean target and for the quarter ending Jan-17 there are 7 estimates of 2.05 EPS. (more...)
Bush Offers Support to Texas Football Players Affected by Harvey Bush Offers Support to Texas Football Players Affected by Harvey
- August 31, 2017

The Bushes have lived in Houston for decades and now reside there during the winter. Houston airports will reopen Wednesday as the city recovers from the catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey . "This is going to be a phased process", Houston airport system spokesman Bill Begley told AFP, adding that domestic flights would resume first. The lot for The Parking Spot - the company recognizable for its black and yellow polka-dotted transportation buses - at 8707 Airport Boulevard ... (more...)
San Francisco Audience Boos Dianne Feinstein For Defending Trump San Francisco Audience Boos Dianne Feinstein For Defending Trump
- August 31, 2017

But her kind words toward Trump elicited a response from State Senate leader Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), according to KQED , who said "we don't have much patience for Donald Trump here in California. Feinstein has indeed been a tough critic of Trump. A murmur went through the crowd throughout this part of the talk, with one dude in particular letting out a clear "boo", prompting Feinstein to reply, "I know how you feel". (more...)
GOP lawmaker warns Democrat that she may 'go missing' after Confederate criticism GOP lawmaker warns Democrat that she may 'go missing' after Confederate criticism
- August 31, 2017

Jones is hoping that Spencer will see how comments like the one he made to her might make others feel. Ever since a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville killed one anti-racism protester and resulted in numerous racially charged, violent confrontations, the national dialogue around the existence of Confederate monuments has been reinvigorated. (more...)
Now Los Angeles Wants to Get Rid of Columbus Now Los Angeles Wants to Get Rid of Columbus
- August 31, 2017

Los Angeles' Elections, Intergovernmental Relations and Neighborhoods Committee voted unanimously to swap Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day in June before the decision moved on to the city council. Buscaino is expected to introduce a second proposal that would schedule an Indigenous Peoples' Day to take place on August 9, and replace Columbus Day with "Embrace L.A. (more...)