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Jonathon Simmons Details Escape From Hurricane Harvey Jonathon Simmons Details Escape From Hurricane Harvey
- September 02, 2017

Regular folks, National Basketball Association players. One of the people he rescued? "I had bought all of these air mattresses and covers and blankets and food and water for everybody", Simmons added. "We still had to ride a boat, walk through muddy water and ride on the back of a dumpster truck for like five miles". It was insane, " Simmons recalled. (more...)
Controversial Indian 'god man' sentenced to 10 years Controversial Indian 'god man' sentenced to 10 years
- September 02, 2017

The special court of India's Central Bureau of Investigation delivered the sentence near New Delhi on Monday. In addition, he has also been slapped with a fine of Rs 14 lakh and Rs 15 lakh in two rape cases, resepectively. There were initial reports of a 10-year sentence but his lawyers confirmed the sentencing was of consecutive, not concurrent, terms. While the defence (sect) counsel had argued for minimum punishment for the disgraced sect chief saying that he was a social worker and ... (more...)
North Korea's Kim Jong-Un Has Third Child North Korea's Kim Jong-Un Has Third Child
- September 02, 2017

Both the House and Senate are expected to receive a briefing next week on North Korea and Afghanistan from top Trump administration national security officials, according to three congressional sources. The missile landed harmlessly in the ocean. In 2013, Mr. Trump questioned the financial relationship between South Korea and the United States for protection from North Korea. (more...)
Pope Francis admits he saw a psychoanalyst 'to clarify a few things' Pope Francis admits he saw a psychoanalyst 'to clarify a few things'
- September 02, 2017

That, the leaders said , has resulted in a deterioration of both humans and the natural environment, which disproportionately affects the world's "most vulnerable". However, the message continued, our attitude and behavior towards creation has over time obscured our calling as God's "co-operators". "We no longer respect nature as a shared gift; instead, we regard it as a private possession", the two leaders said. (more...)
Tillerson praises Mexico's generosity in offering Harvey aid Tillerson praises Mexico's generosity in offering Harvey aid
- September 02, 2017

Welcome to the State Department again. FOREIGN SECRETARY VIDEGARAY: You're absolutely welcome, and we are - we're here to help. Although tensions with the nation are running high - like in regard to the infamous wall, for example - Mexico's diplomats in the United States remain steadfast in their affirmation of Mexico and Texas standing together as neighbors and friends, joined by more than a border. (more...)
Backed forces run IS militants out of de-facto capital in Syria Backed forces run IS militants out of de-facto capital in Syria
- September 02, 2017

Talal Sello, a spokesman for the SDF, told French news agency AFP that coalition fighters are now "on the edges of IS's security quarter in the city center, where most of its main bases are". "Once Raqqa is retaken from ISIL, the next big battle will be Deir-ez-Zor", Zeid said, appealing to all the parties involved in the conflict in Syria to fully respect their obligations under global human rights law and worldwide humanitarian law to protect the civilian population and civilian objects. (more...)
Harvey Victims Could Get Free Home … in Harvey Harvey Victims Could Get Free Home … in Harvey
- September 02, 2017

Normally, they would in turn be sold to investors to put the homes back on the market, but the city has instead made a decision to give them to flood victims as a new, permanent residence. Last Sunday, August 27, Mexico offered vehicles, boats, supplies and food as well as a group of 33 Red Cross volunteers who traveled to Texas to work in homeless shelters. (more...)
Golar LNG Limited (GLNG) Declares $0.05 Quarterly Dividend Golar LNG Limited (GLNG) Declares $0.05 Quarterly Dividend
- September 02, 2017

Golar LNG Limited (USA) ( NASDAQ : GLNG ) has risen 61.34% since August 30, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 44.64% the S&P500. TC Pipelines LP (NYSE:TCP) had a decrease of 2.35% in short interest. Therefore 50% are positive. More interesting news about Golar LNG Limited (USA) (NASDAQ:GLNG) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: "LNG Shipping - Key Trends In US Exports To Asia" published on January 25, 2017 as well as Globenewswire.com's news article titled: ... (more...)
Justin Upton traded to Angels Justin Upton traded to Angels
- September 02, 2017

Grayson Long , a 6-foot-5, 230-pound right-hander, was part of the deal that sent Upton to the West Coast and lightened the Tigers' payroll. Long, a third-round draft pick out of Texas A&M in 2015, has spent most of this season with the Mobile BayBears, the Angels' Double-A affiliate in Alabama. (more...)
Rare yellow lobster donated to Boston aquarium Rare yellow lobster donated to Boston aquarium
- September 02, 2017

Aquarium staff prepared a photoshoot featuring its uniquely colored lobsters alongside a common lobster to form a " colorful cornucopia " of lobsters. The aquarium noted the chances of finding a yellow lobster in the wild is estimated to be 1 in 30 million. But other oddly colored lobsters can be found hiding in the rocks at the aquarium. (more...)
Spain asks North Korea to reduce diplomatic staff in Madrid Spain asks North Korea to reduce diplomatic staff in Madrid
- September 02, 2017

Le Drian, who spoke to his Chinese counterpart on Thursday , said everything had to be done to ensure a latest round of United Nations sanctions was implemented and urged China, Pyongyang's main trade partner, to do its utmost to enforce them. (more...)
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...)

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