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Lyft seizes opportunity as Uber tries to outrun troubles Lyft seizes opportunity as Uber tries to outrun troubles
- September 02, 2017

The caveat is that the more remote the area, the fewer the available drivers, and thus the longer it might take to get picked up. That pink Lyft logo is about to become much more common following the announcement of a ride-sharing service expansion that allows the company to serve 94 percent of the U.S. (more...)
Army to release water from 2 Houston reservoirs, flooding nearby homes Army to release water from 2 Houston reservoirs, flooding nearby homes
- September 02, 2017

A Houston police officer drowned in his patrol vehicle in Harvey floodwaters, three department officials told the Houston Chronicle . The Sierra Club even sued the Corps in a failed attempt to stop construction on a nearby stretch of the Grand Parkway, a major toll road project that some opposed fearing it would coax development in an area that's critical to the region's flood control efforts. (more...)
Mackinac Bridge walk: What you need to know Mackinac Bridge walk: What you need to know
- September 02, 2017

One person who shares their Labor Day memory will be selected at random to win a tour to the top of the bridge. Unlike in prior years, only buses used to transport walkers to the starting point for the walk and emergency service vehicles will be allowed on the bridge during the event. (more...)
State ban on texting while driving now in effect State ban on texting while driving now in effect
- September 02, 2017

Another law - one that has drawn concern among some Harvey victims - is House Bill 1774 , which could reduce the penalties insurance companies face for late payments if a policyholder files a lawsuit. "For a long time, Texas has needed this law to prevent the loss of life in unnecessary and preventable crashes, and we finally have it on September 1". (more...)
Wildfires Contributing To Smoky Bay Area Skies Continue To Spread Wildfires Contributing To Smoky Bay Area Skies Continue To Spread
- September 02, 2017

Thursday. The wildfire is about 20 miles east of Oroville Dam. "This year, CAL FIRE has responded to 4,626 fires for 219,476 acres, compared to last year when we responded to 3,525 fires for 200,333 acres", said Chief Ken Pimlott, director of CAL FIRE. (more...)
Christie Sends NJ National Guardsmen To Texas To Assist Harvey Rescue Efforts Christie Sends NJ National Guardsmen To Texas To Assist Harvey Rescue Efforts
- September 02, 2017

For eight years, things like tax reform, you know, things that should be done with the Republican congress and Republican president. After a fiery GOP primary where Christie and Trump shared harsh insults on the debate stage and elsewhere, the New Jersey governor wound up endorsing Trump over other Republican candidates and acting as a surrogate throughout the campaign. (more...)
'Morning Joe': Chris Christie Shares His 'Biggest Disappointment' in Trump White House 'Morning Joe': Chris Christie Shares His 'Biggest Disappointment' in Trump White House
- September 02, 2017

After Sandy, 20 Republican members of Congress and both Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz were against the 2013 Congressional relief package for victims of the disaster in the NY and New Jersey area. "He was playing politics just to try to make himself look like the most conservative guy in town". The Washington Post fact-checked Cruz's claim and found that claim untrue. (more...)
NAFTA talks kick off in Mexico City under cloud of Trump threats NAFTA talks kick off in Mexico City under cloud of Trump threats
- September 02, 2017

Deputy negotiators from the three countries are meeting behind closed doors in talks scheduled to continue until Tuesday. Earlier this week, the U.S. President Donald Trump said there was little chance of success in the process, blaming Mexico for the failure in the search for a new deal. (more...)
Woman pulls gun during school supply shopping dispute at Walmart Woman pulls gun during school supply shopping dispute at Walmart
- September 02, 2017

Both groups of women wanted to buy the last notebook on the shelf, and an argument broke out over who reached for it first. Scott Baetens told WJBK that the dispute was over a notebook in the back-to-school aisle. "A simple assault could be just a local ordinance, a 90-day misdemeanor", said Baetens. The four women involved in the incident, who range in age from 20 to 51, could face charges, police said. (more...)
India is Asia's most corrupt country with 69 per cent bribery rate India is Asia's most corrupt country with 69 per cent bribery rate
- September 02, 2017

The list released by Forbes about five top most corrupt countries in Asia said that India beats Vietnam, Thailand, Pakistan and Myanmar, when it comes to bribery rate. India leads the list with 69% of corruption in its institutions. Despite the poor performance, more than 53 per cent people thought that the government had fared well in the fight against corruption. (more...)
Paul Ryan Issues Statement Condemning Trump's Pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio Paul Ryan Issues Statement Condemning Trump's Pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio
- September 02, 2017

The official confirmed the account, first reported by The Washington Post , that the President was eager to help Arpaio , a longtime supporter who shares similar views to the President on immigration. During the 1996 presidential election, politicians including Republican nominee Bob Dole lambasted USA district court Judge Harold Baer of NY for excluding evidence from a drug case that had been seized by police under questionable circumstances. (more...)
President Trump Is Donating $1 Million to Hurricane Harvey Relief President Trump Is Donating $1 Million to Hurricane Harvey Relief
- September 02, 2017

Harvey's flood waters have heavily damaged tens of thousands of homes across Texas and killed at least 30 people. But the New York Times said that while he has "a chance to reclaim the presidential high ground...many of those in the president's orbit are anxious Mr. (more...)
BRACK: Let's take a new middle road on Confederate monuments BRACK: Let's take a new middle road on Confederate monuments
- September 02, 2017

Two Virginia state troopers responding to the scene were also killed when their helicopter malfunctioaned and crashed. This should add the much-needed balance and perspective for those millions of people who are very concerned that these statues, monuments, and memorials as they stand now, only tell one side of the reason that the Confederacy and the Union fought in the Civil War. (more...)
Trump's tearing the U.S. apart, damning poll from his heartland finds Trump's tearing the U.S. apart, damning poll from his heartland finds
- September 02, 2017

Who do you think Donald Trump dislikes more: white supremacists or the news media? "For past presidents, the traits that correlate most powerfully with increased support are "strong leader" and 'compassionate, '" says Republican pollster Daron Shaw, who conducts the Fox News Poll with Democratic counterpart Chris Anderson. (more...)
Mexico's south Baja peninsula braces for tropical storm Lidia Mexico's south Baja peninsula braces for tropical storm Lidia
- September 02, 2017

The Navy had deployed sailors and vehicles to the peninsula to carry out evacuations, while authorities in the state of Baja California Sur shut down its three worldwide airports. Lidia spread rains over a broad swath of Mexico, including Mexico City, where it was blamed for flooding that briefly closed the city's airport. "Lidia still has the opportunity to become a hurricane before landfall", said the NHC. (more...)
Influential Analyst Rating Changes: Jabil Inc. (JBL), UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH)
- September 01, 2017

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH ) reported earning per shares for the quarter ending Jul 18 BMO, whereas, 17 number of analysts estimated the mean EPS at 2.55. The stock has "Market Perform" rating by Wood on Monday, April 4. Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.04, from 0.98 in 2016Q3. (more...)
J&K: Terrorists attack bus of security personnel, 5 policemen injured J&K: Terrorists attack bus of security personnel, 5 policemen injured
- September 01, 2017

The slain cop, as per unconfirmed reports, was identified as Krishan Lal, a head constable. As it reached near Gamander, it was attacked by militants. The area, which is barely a kilometre away from the strategic 15-Corps headquarters, has witnessed a number of militant attacks since a year ago. An assistant Sub-Inspector of BSF lost his life in ceasefire violation by Pakistan . (more...)
Jacinda Ardern takes a break from political questions Jacinda Ardern takes a break from political questions
- September 02, 2017

The latest 1 News Colmar Brunton poll has Labour ahead of National with the party's support growing to 43 per cent, while National has dropped to 41 per cent. Labor plans to cut immigration by up to 30,000 a year from annual record levels of 70,000 now. With those results, Labour would be able to form a Government with NZ First as its only partner party. (more...)
Obama's the most expensive ex-president for taxpayers Obama's the most expensive ex-president for taxpayers
- September 01, 2017

Obama's $1,153,00 budget request for 2018 is almost $100,000 more than that of former President George W. Bush, and around $200,000 higher than for former President Bill Clinton. In contrast, Obama is slated to get just $11,000 for communications. As a result, Carter did not meet the five-year minimum required to receive health benefits. (more...)
President Trump pledges $1 million of his personal money to Harvey relief President Trump pledges $1 million of his personal money to Harvey relief
- September 01, 2017

Monday, First Lady Melania Trump accompanied the President to Texas where historic Hurricane Harvey has caused massive destruction in the last several days. Sanders said the president intends to return to the Southwest on Saturday to view flood damage with stops possible in Houston and Lake Charles, La. (more...)