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Family of 6 drowns in van during attempt to flee Harvey floods Family of 6 drowns in van during attempt to flee Harvey floods
- August 29, 2017

Update 4:50 p.m. August 28: The Harris County Sheriff's Office said on Monday afternoon that it was not immediately able to confirm a report that a family of six was swept away by floodwaters and killed on Sunday. Witnesses tell KHOU that there were first responders in the area, but there was not enough time to rescue. "We are not out of the woods yet", Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, told CBS News . (more...)
NC rescue crews arriving in Texas to help people trapped in floods NC rescue crews arriving in Texas to help people trapped in floods
- August 29, 2017

According to New York National Guard spokesperson Eric Durr, the deployed members of the 106th Rescue Wing will now be working under the Texas National Guard, and will stay on the ground as long as their Texas counterparts need them. The National Guard helicopters sent by Arizona included three UH-60 Blackhawks and a UH-72 Lakota. North Carolina area coordinators left for Texas Sunday night. (more...)
Netanyahu, Trump to meet in NY on September 17 Netanyahu, Trump to meet in NY on September 17
- August 29, 2017

But after he is told that O'Brien has a 25-million strong Twitter following, Netanyahu offers an exaggerated welcome to "my friend Conan!" "O'Brien fed cucumbers to the dog, who Netanyahu said is even "paler than you". The Israeli paper did not provide a site for the meeting. It is O'Brien's first trip to Israel, although the comedian has often poked fun at the Jewish state, including joking that then candidate Donald Trump canceled a trip to the country in 2015 since "they already have a ... (more...)
Mayweather beats McGregor, brings record to 50-0
- August 29, 2017

Mayweather won via a TKO less than a minute and a half into the 10th round, so the bet will cash. Some had argued that the ski mask was meant to represent Mayweather "robbing" those who had funnelled money into the fight, with many expecting him to swiftly defeat McGregor for an easy pay check. (more...)
Rain pain for Mumbai, national disaster teams on alert Rain pain for Mumbai, national disaster teams on alert
- August 29, 2017

The continuous showers caused waterlogging in Sion, Dadar, Mumbai Central, Kurla, Andheri, Sakinaka areas, which ultimately resulted in slowing down of the traffic, although no major traffic jam was reported. On Monday Santacruz recorded 88.4mm of rainfall and Colaba 151.8mm. Summary: Heavy rain in south Mumbai on Monday. Parts of the MMR received more than 100 mm rainfall on an average in the last 24 hours ended 1200 hours. (more...)
ACLU Sues Trump's White House Over Transgender Military Ban ACLU Sues Trump's White House Over Transgender Military Ban
- August 29, 2017

Just minutes later, the American Civil Liberties Union ( ACLU ) echoed those sentiments in announcing its own lawsuit , arguing that the ban singles out trans individuals for "unequal and discriminatory treatment" and is therefore unconstitutional. (more...)
Hamilton wins Belgian GP to trim Vettel's lead to 7 points
- August 29, 2017

After that, Vettel never got another chance to pass Hamilton and conceded some ground in the title race. Hamilton was anxious about the condition of his tyres and had to lead through a safety auto restart, but he dealt with the pressure from Sebastian Vettel and converted his pole position into another race victory. (more...)
Erdogan, Abbas meet in turkey to discuss peace Erdogan, Abbas meet in turkey to discuss peace
- August 29, 2017

Erdogan also described the two-state solution as the "historical responsibility of the global community to the Palestinian people". In a statement, issued on Monday, the ministry called on countries seeking to re-launch the peace process to abandon their silence and take urgent action to put an end to Israeli attempts that aim to thwart negotiation-resuming efforts. (more...)
Family of 6 believed drowned in Harvey floodwaters, report says Family of 6 believed drowned in Harvey floodwaters, report says
- August 29, 2017

In a statement on Twitter , Smith assured followers that the driver was now safe. "Same location, 18-wheeler, he didn't know it was as deep as it was, but it was on the flipside of the freeway and we had to go dive for him because he passed away and went underwater", the unidentified man said. (more...)
Trump to aides: 'I want tariffs' Trump to aides: 'I want tariffs'
- August 29, 2017

And I want someone to bring me some tariffs". White House spokeswoman Natalie Strom declined to comment on the "purported internal discussions" between the president and his cabinet members when contacted by Reuters. The meeting also included Steve Bannon, who was later ousted from his post as chief strategist. Economists, however, have argued that tariffs could kick off a trade war and ultimately push the USA economy into a recession. (more...)
Taylor Swift's 'Look What You Made Me Do' Video References, Decoded Taylor Swift's 'Look What You Made Me Do' Video References, Decoded
- August 29, 2017

It's notable that the video for her fairytale-inspired single was the last from her 1989 era, possibly indicating from the get-go that that era is done for good now. Further in the video there is a place where fans thinks that Taylor Swift dressed up to look like Katy Perry . The old Swift's fight to climb to the top before they are all seen falling away. (more...)
Trump's statement sparks protests in Pakistan's tribal areas
- August 29, 2017

Pakistan has leveraged its centrality in America's Afghanistan policy for decades now, securing billions of dollars in United States civilian and military aid. Pakistan's National Security Committee took the decision for the visit in a meeting on Thursday, which focusses on the United States new policy for the South Asian countries, especially Afghanistan. (more...)
Trump will tout tax reform at Springfield, Mo., company on Wednesday Trump will tout tax reform at Springfield, Mo., company on Wednesday
- August 29, 2017

Several Missouri politicians also have said they will go, including U.S. Sen. The president is scheduled to leave Springfield immediately after the speech. The Loren Cook Company is owned by a major Republican campaign donor , the Post-Dispatch reported. President Trump will fly into the Springfield-Branson National Airport. (more...)
Saudi Coalition Takes Responsibility for Deadly Yemen Airstrike Saudi Coalition Takes Responsibility for Deadly Yemen Airstrike
- August 29, 2017

Friday's air attack that toppled residential blocks in southern Sanaa's Faj Attan neighbourhood was the latest in a wave of deadly raids on residential areas of Yemen blamed on the Saudi-led alliance, drawing strong worldwide condemnation, Al Jazeera reported quoting Yemeni sources. (more...)
Bank blast kills at least one in Afghan capital Bank blast kills at least one in Afghan capital
- August 29, 2017

According to media reports, the area where incident is reported houses the US Embassy. The Tolo news broadcaster reported that the explosion was carried out by a suicide attacker. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said the blast hit the entrance to a Kabul Bank branch. The injured have been shifted to Wazir Akbar Khan hospital following the explosion. (more...)
Des Moines man was intentionally set on fire, police say Des Moines man was intentionally set on fire, police say
- August 29, 2017

Police say Miles is potentially risky individual, and anyone who sees him should contact them. Des Moines detectives were searching for Miles, saying he might have information on 26-year-old Christopher Lenhart's death. Investigators in Grand Forks determined Miles had taken a taxi from his motel to Cabela's sporting goods store in downtown East Grand Forks about 2 p.m. (more...)
U.S. regulator seeks to fine Pakistan's HBL up to $630 million U.S. regulator seeks to fine Pakistan's HBL up to $630 million
- August 29, 2017

However, Ahmad contended that "there will be no material impact on HBL's business outside of the United States" and that the bank "will continue to serve the requirements of its domestic and worldwide customers including US Dollar businesses". (more...)
Millionaire Televangelist Prays for Houston, Declines to Open Megachurch as a Shelter Millionaire Televangelist Prays for Houston, Declines to Open Megachurch as a Shelter
- August 29, 2017

Charles Clymer posted photos of Lakewood Church , which appears to be weathering the storm just fine. A notice on Lakewood's Facebook page on Sunday said that "Lakewood Church is inaccessible due to severe flooding ", and referred evacuees to "safe shelters around our city". (more...)
Ryan critica indulto a Arpaio, Ryan critica indulto a Arpaio, "responsabilidad no disminuye", afirma
- August 29, 2017

Arapio se enfrentaba a la perspectiva de la pena de cárcel en su sentencia programada para el mes de octubre. Más información en breve . De igual forma, el alcalde de Los Ángeles , Eric Garcetti, señaló que esta acción del presidente Donald Trump "equivale a un vergonzoso respaldo del perfil racial que socava los derechos y la seguridad de todos los estadunidenses". (more...)
Fitch Downgrades Qatar Rating To 'AA-' Fitch Downgrades Qatar Rating To 'AA-'
- August 29, 2017

This is hardly a coincidence. The rating agency said that a failure to reduce fiscal deficits or a materialization of large contingent liabilities and further deterioration in the external balance sheet, partly due to continued outflows of non-resident funding could attract negative rating action on Qatar. (more...)
Alert as North Korea fires missile over northern Japan Alert as North Korea fires missile over northern Japan
- August 29, 2017

The missile shot that penetrated Japanese airspace was reportedly one of three fired from the peninsula , according to officials in Tokyo and Seoul. The objects flew about 250 kilometers (155 miles). "We look at that as a threat", Manning told reporters, according to Yonhap. Though the Defense Ministry now views projectiles as short-range missiles , the threat of rockets should not be dismissed. (more...)
Cajun Navy stocks up in Lafayette before beginning rescues in Texas Cajun Navy stocks up in Lafayette before beginning rescues in Texas
- August 29, 2017

The Cajun Navy was expecting to bring about 100 members and about 50 vessels to assist with operations in Texas. Looters chose to pose as people needing rescue and they attempted to overtake the boats and there were shots fired at the boats. (more...)
Chinese Leader Wants to 'Properly Address' Differences With South Korea Chinese Leader Wants to 'Properly Address' Differences With South Korea
- August 29, 2017

The ban, effective immediately, came as Pyongyang launched three short-range missiles on Saturday according to the United States military, reviving tensions days after President Donald Trump said the isolated regime was starting to show Washington some "respect". (more...)
Governor Abbott And First Lady Cecilia Abbott Visit Austin Hurricane Shelter Governor Abbott And First Lady Cecilia Abbott Visit Austin Hurricane Shelter
- August 29, 2017

Speaking at a news conference in Corpus Christi today, Abbott said the top goal from this city to east of Houston is to protect and preserve life and rescue everyone they can find. Now when that occurs, you may have heard Brock Long the FEMA administrator say this is a long term project. On GMA, Abbott said that 115 more boats and 300 more high water vehicles would be added in a addition to those troops. (more...)
Governor Abbott urges Texans to avoid flooding Governor Abbott urges Texans to avoid flooding
- August 29, 2017

On Sunday evening, Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray [photo] and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott spoke by telephone. Asked about the conflicting messages Sunday, Abbott said he was focused on the emergency at hand. He also gave a rundown of what was most important to the relief effort. "Our second goal is to ensure our fellow Texans have access to necessities: Food, water, supplies and power". (more...)