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House Speaker Ryan: Congress will raise debt ceiling, has many options
- August 29, 2017

Trump singled out McConnell again in another post over the Senate's failure to pass health care legislation. "I would invite the president to come with me to other areas of the border, like near Douglas, Naco, where you actually have a watershed that flows northward", Flake said . (more...)
Hurricane Harvey by numbers: 8 dead and 30000 need shelter Hurricane Harvey by numbers: 8 dead and 30000 need shelter
- August 29, 2017

He went head to head with Texas Governor Greg Abbott , who warned people to leave. "That is risky. If you think the situation right now is bad, you give an order to evacuate you are creating a nightmare". As the city and surrounding areas continue to combat rising floodwaters and torrential rain, some observers are questioning Turner's decision. Local officials, including mayors and county judges, are in charge when it comes to issuing mandatory evacuations. (more...)
Gas Prices on the Rise Gas Prices on the Rise
- August 29, 2017

At least ten oil refineries and two petrochemical facilities stopped their operation due to safety and environmental concerns. Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy .com, said prices could rise 5 cents to 15 cents a gallon in the Capital Region over the next week to week and a half. (more...)
Tropical Depression 10, Remnants Of Tropical Storm Harvey Could Affect Northeast Tropical Depression 10, Remnants Of Tropical Storm Harvey Could Affect Northeast
- August 29, 2017

Rainfall totals have been staggering in Texas with areas seeing at least 15 inches of rain all the way up to 25 inches, and Lake Charles seeing around 5 to 6 inches. The potential track of Harvey has become a little more defined, with a good amount of the models in agreement that it could make a run for the ArkLaMiss by Wednesday and into Thursday. (more...)
New York National Guard members to help in Texas New York National Guard members to help in Texas
- August 29, 2017

Now, de Blasio says NY must respond to Harvey. Members of the FDNY and NYPD deployed to Texas on Sunday to help with rescue and recovery efforts during Harvey. In addition to sending similar assistance to Florida following Hurricanes Matthew, Frances, Ivan, and Dennis, New York dispatched a multi-agency team of more than 300 individuals to assist Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina, as well as another 18-member team after Hurricane Gustav. (more...)
New Confederate moment unveiled in Crenshaw County New Confederate moment unveiled in Crenshaw County
- August 29, 2017

Alabama went ahead and unveiled a new Confederate monument named "Unknown Alabama Confederate Soldiers" on Sunday despite the toxic politics now surrounding the subject. "The monument was ordered past year and it's taken this long to get in the ground and ready to unveil", says Coggins. "This was planned several months ago", he continued. (more...)
Thai junta denies cutting deal for Yingluck to escape Thai junta denies cutting deal for Yingluck to escape
- August 29, 2017

Colonel Winthai Suvaree, spokesman for the National Council for Peace and Order, had denied on Sunday speculation that a deal was struck to allow Yingluck to escape, amid growing criticism of the government's handling of the controversial case. (more...)
Sebastian Vettel signs three-year extension with Ferrari
- August 29, 2017

On the 25th anniversary of Michael Schumacher's first Grand Prix win, Hamilton set about emulating the racing legend in style. The former Ferrari driver walked away from the incident unscathed, but his Williams team now face a major fix job to get his vehicle ready for second practice here later on Friday because of significant damage suffered in the incident. (more...)
Island of fire ants spotted on Houston floodwaters Island of fire ants spotted on Houston floodwaters
- August 29, 2017

Nester , a specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, explains in an official advisory. "Floating fire ant colonies can look like ribbons, streamers, mats, rafts, or an actual "ball" of ants floating on the water", Nester said. (more...)
Joe Arpaio suggests he might challenge Trump critic Jeff Flake for Senate Joe Arpaio suggests he might challenge Trump critic Jeff Flake for Senate
- August 29, 2017

The President is embroiled in a feud with Senator Mitch McConnell , the majority leader, according to The New York Times , and other Republican senators have publicly questioned Mr. "There is no country which like the United States of America", he said amidst applause from the audience. Sources told Politico and CNN that the meeting was focused on getting rid of Flake, who Trump referred to as "the flake". (more...)
Pakistan PM to visit U.S. in September Pakistan PM to visit U.S. in September
- August 29, 2017

Beijing and Moscow have come to Pakistan's defense in light of President Donald Trump's Afghan and Pakistan strategy unveiled last Monday. However, outside of the U.S., other countries limit their training/mentoring to safe areas, meaning new units are on the battlefield by themselves. (more...)
Police officer shot dead in Anantnag Police officer shot dead in Anantnag
- August 29, 2017

Anantnag: Suspected militants shot dead a 55-year-old police officer on Monday afternoon when he was regulating traffic in the busy Mahendi Kadal area of main town Anantnag. The killing comes barely 36 hours after the deadly fidayeen (suicide) attack on district police lines in neighbouring Pulwama district, in which eight security personnel and three militants were killed. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey And The Potential Hypocrisy Of Texas Republicans Hurricane Harvey And The Potential Hypocrisy Of Texas Republicans
- August 29, 2017

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's disaster fund now contains more than $3 billion, but FEMA on Monday said response to Harvey is "quickly drawing down" disaster balances. "The United States Senate should not be in the business of exploiting victims of natural disasters to fund pork projects that further expand our debt". (more...)
Kenyan Supreme Court orders presidential vote scrutiny Kenyan Supreme Court orders presidential vote scrutiny
- August 29, 2017

The court also ruled that court officials, along with representatives of both parties, will supervise the access to the electoral commission's computer system. The lawyer said the upshot of this observation is that the results were coming in throughout but in batches, which means that they were not coming from polling stations as required by law. (more...)
Wisconsin Red Cross Disaster Relief team members head down to Wisconsin Red Cross Disaster Relief team members head down to
- August 29, 2017

The task force is Nevada's only urban search and rescue team and one of 28 across the country trained to handle disasters such as Hurricane Harvey . One more way Hoosiers can help is by volunteering to deploy to Texas . "This is going to be going on not for days or weeks, but months", said Downey, referring to the need for shelters going forward. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster, officials say. (more...)
How Hoosiers can help the people impacted by Harvey How Hoosiers can help the people impacted by Harvey
- August 29, 2017

Jennifer Ortman Ross says they've sent members on flights to the affected areas, and expect to have more deploying this week. One Big Island Red Cross volunteer already deployed to Houston to help ensure the safety and security of volunteers and assets on this relief operation, the Hawaii Red Cross reported . (more...)
Trump defends Arpaio pardon: 'He was treated unbelievably unfairly' Trump defends Arpaio pardon: 'He was treated unbelievably unfairly'
- August 29, 2017

House member. "Pardon is desperate, shameful & unjust". In a recent interview with the Washington Examiner , Arpaio said that he has been inundated with calls to run for office, but that only one seat, now occupied by Republican Senator Jeff Flake , piqued his interest. (more...)
Japan, US security officials agree to cooperate over N. Korea Japan, US security officials agree to cooperate over N. Korea
- August 29, 2017

The launch also comes as tens of thousands of troops from South Korea and United States take part in drills in the Korean Peninsula. The North Korean missile passed over Japanese territory around 6:06am local time, Reuters reports. South Korea confirmed that the missile flew over Japan as well. "We will make utmost efforts to firmly protect the lives of the people", Abe told reporters in brief remarks as he entered his office for emergency meetings about the launch. (more...)
Erdogan tells Abbas rising tensions 'no good' for Israelis, Palestinians Erdogan tells Abbas rising tensions 'no good' for Israelis, Palestinians
- August 29, 2017

Nabil Abu Rdineh, an aide to Abbas said in an official statement that the meeting and the talks were "constructive, deep and positive". "President Abbas reaffirmed Palestinian positions, especially the principle of the two-state solution within the 1967 borders and the cessation of all settlement activities, stressing the relevant resolutions of global legitimacy, the signed understandings, the road map plan and the Arab peace initiative", Abu Rudeina said. (more...)
Trump confuses two blonde Finnish journalists during press conference Trump confuses two blonde Finnish journalists during press conference
- August 29, 2017

Niinisto told journalists before leaving Finland that he and Trump would talk about the Baltic Sea. The American leader sidestepped a question about whether he considers Russian Federation - which last month held military exercises in the Baltic Sea - a threat. (more...)
Orbital ATK Minotaur IV rocket launch from Cape Canaveral Orbital ATK Minotaur IV rocket launch from Cape Canaveral
- August 29, 2017

The ORS-5 satellite aboard the rocket is beginning a three-year mission surveying geosynchronous orbit with an optical telescope, producing tracking data on satellites and space junk in the heavily-trafficked belt. The ORS-5 satellite that launched into low-Earth orbit is created to provide space-based situational awareness data to the U.S. Strategic Command through the Joint Space Operations Center, Orbital ATK said Saturday . (more...)
Ghana's Boakye-Yiadom excited to face Arsenal in Europa League group stage Ghana's Boakye-Yiadom excited to face Arsenal in Europa League group stage
- August 29, 2017

The Gunners last played in the second-tier competition in 2000 when they were UEFA Cup runners-up. Milan, who reached the group stage after progressing through qualifying, meet Austria Vienna, Rijeka of Croatia and AEK Athens in pool D of the tournament which concludes with the May 16 final next year in Lyon. (more...)
Would-be carjacker gets dragged out of his shorts on busy street Would-be carjacker gets dragged out of his shorts on busy street
- August 29, 2017

A suspected carjacker in the U.S. was dragged pantless down a road. KIRO 7 reports that a suspect in multiple carjacking attempts was filmed being dragged by a moving vehicle in Kent, Washington, near East Hill Elementary school. The suspect was taken to hospital for treatment of injuries he suffered during the incident. Kent police told KIRO 7 that he was arrested on multiple charges. (more...)
Newly-Signed Law Limits Role Of Illinois Police On Immigration Newly-Signed Law Limits Role Of Illinois Police On Immigration
- August 29, 2017

The legislation, created to increase participation in the democratic process, provides that an application for a driver's license, other than a temporary visitor's driver's license, or state identification card also serves as an application to register to vote in IL. (more...)
Southwest adds five new destinations from Sacramento Southwest adds five new destinations from Sacramento
- August 29, 2017

New nonstop service to Austin and St. Louis begins April 8, 2018. The expansion will go into effect on April 8, 2018. Southwest will offer one flight a day in each direction with different departure times for weekdays and weekdays, according to an airport news release. (more...)