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U.S. debt, spending put Trump, Congress under the gun U.S. debt, spending put Trump, Congress under the gun
- August 30, 2017

There was increased spending for military and border security, but the former is not hard to get approved anywhere in Washington , especially Congress, and the latter, while there are some pitfalls , is relatively benign. If Trump will not, McConnell seems to be standing ready to tell his congressional colleagues that they will have to fill the void. He blamed "obstructionist Democrats" for blocking the wall and said the shutdown may be the motivation they need to start making progress. (more...)
New Orleans under flash flood watch as Harvey heads to Louisiana New Orleans under flash flood watch as Harvey heads to Louisiana
- August 30, 2017

Savannah, Ga. (WJCL)- Low pressure that brought some rain yesterday will pull away from our area today . Today rain across our state should be mostly light and scattered, although heavier rain is likely over Mobile and Baldwin counties, where a flash flood watch is in effect. (more...)
Europe must give Libya €6bn to solve migrant crisis Europe must give Libya €6bn to solve migrant crisis
- August 30, 2017

The meeting hosts the leaders of Germany, Italy and Spain as well as the leaders of Chad, Niger and Libya - all three of them transit countries for migrants . The objective of their "Know the Facts" campaign, they said, was to raise public awareness about the dangers and risks of irregular migration to Europe and to explain the legal requirements for regular migration with the overall objective of promoting safe migration. (more...)
Rain Starting To Move Back In
- August 30, 2017

Those temperatures will climb only to the low 80s later in the week, with continued partly to mostly cloudy skies each day. The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is monitoring Tropical Storm Harvey as it moves off the central Texas coast today , and meanders off the coast before making landfall on the upper Texas coast on Wednesday morning. (more...)
Details emerge in Clovis shooting from Tuesday's news conference Details emerge in Clovis shooting from Tuesday's news conference
- August 30, 2017

Two women were shot and killed in the shooting at the Clovis Carver Public Library. "He was just laughing, smiling the whole time until he came up real close to me, and then he put on that mean look". A few minutes later, he said he saw the suspect brought out in handcuffs. Both of Carter's daughters said it has been incredible to see the outreach of people in the community who have wonderful memories with their mother, some described her as someone who spread joy everywhere she went. (more...)
Nineteen indicted over brawl during Turkish leader's U.S. visit Nineteen indicted over brawl during Turkish leader's U.S. visit
- August 30, 2017

The Turkish embassy says the protesters were affiliated with the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party), which is a designated terror group in Turkey, the United States and Europe, and has been engaged in a 30-year conflict with the Turkish government. (more...)
Venezuela Constituent Assembly Debates Response to US Sanctions Venezuela Constituent Assembly Debates Response to US Sanctions
- August 30, 2017

The decree declares all those who promoted the latest USA response to the socialist government's handling of the country's political conflict as "traitors of the patria" and directs the chief prosecutor's office to immediately initiate a probe. (more...)
Pentagon: Military Response In Texas For Harvey May Increase Tenfold Or More Pentagon: Military Response In Texas For Harvey May Increase Tenfold Or More
- August 30, 2017

Brazoria County, south of Houston , also called for immediate evacuations around a levee Columbia Lakes that had been breached by floodwaters from Harvey, the most powerful hurricane to strike Texas in more than 50 years. He said the way people got through the storm and that so many lives were saved is "remarkable". Harvey is the first major natural disaster to hit the United States during Trump's presidency. (more...)
Gas prices in MA up 2 cents this week Gas prices in MA up 2 cents this week
- August 30, 2017

Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at Gas Buddy, said he expects to see gas prices start to move up Tuesday and Wednesday as retailers make adjustments to rising wholesale prices. Gas Buddy, the makers of a smartphone app for tracking gas prices, is asking the public to help identify stations with gasoline. Houston's 11 refineries represents 14 percent. (more...)
Juncker says UK Brexit plan is not satisfactory Juncker says UK Brexit plan is not satisfactory
- August 30, 2017

The president of the European Commission, which is leading the EU side in the talks, warned that there would be no discussions of a free trade deal with the United Kingdom until progress was made on the so-called Brexit bill, Ireland and citizens' rights. (more...)
US Special Counsel Subpoenas Attorney for Former Trump Campaign Chairman US Special Counsel Subpoenas Attorney for Former Trump Campaign Chairman
- August 30, 2017

Mueller is asking public-relations representative Jason Maloni and attorney Melissa Laurenza for all documents related to their work for Trump's former campaign chairman, CNN reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the developments. (more...)
Sharad Yadav may lose RS membership; JD(U) to move RS Chairman Sharad Yadav may lose RS membership; JD(U) to move RS Chairman
- August 30, 2017

Notably, Gandhi Maidan , the rally ground, which has a capacity of seven lakh people, was reportedly packed. Summary: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee , RJD chief Lalu Prasad , and Akhilesh Yadav at the RJD rally in Patna . (more...)
Five Nigerian Pilgrims Die in Saudi Arabia Five Nigerian Pilgrims Die in Saudi Arabia
- August 30, 2017

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says five Nigerian pilgrims have lost their lives since the beginning of the 2017 Hajj Operation. Shortly after the chairman spoke, an official on the medical team of NAHCON announced the passage of another pilgrim from Kwara. (more...)
Mattress Mack opening more locations for people in need of shelter Mattress Mack opening more locations for people in need of shelter
- August 30, 2017

McIngvale also used 24-foot trucks that would be able to navigate the flooded areas to rescue people throughout Houston . Multimillionaire pastor Joel Osteen would do well to take a leaf out of Jim McIngvale's book. "If we can do that and make their lives a little easier as they try and get things back together, then maybe we've done something right in our lives", he said. (more...)
Aussie sailor accused of gold coin theft Aussie sailor accused of gold coin theft
- August 30, 2017

But Bennett filed a police report, according to the complaint, and claimed the coins were stolen days earlier when he and the owner weren't aboard. Bennett asked the Coast Guard for a "letter of presumed death" within the day, even as investigators continued to search for Hellmann's body for four days. (more...)
Maryam Nawaz declines rumors of departing for London Maryam Nawaz declines rumors of departing for London
- August 30, 2017

Sharif will arrive in London on Wednesday to meet his wife, Kalsoom Nawaz. Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, recently came into the limelight for contesting the NA-120 by-election was reportedly diagnosed to be suffering from throat cancer on Tuesday. (more...)
Family of 6 feared drowned while trying to escape Harvey, reports say Family of 6 feared drowned while trying to escape Harvey, reports say
- August 30, 2017

The driver, who is the children's great-uncle , scrambled out of the vehicle before it was submerged and clung to a tree. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Monday that it's releasing water from the Addicks and Barker reservoirs, according to reports. (more...)
Frustrated Harvey Survivor Tears Into CNN Reporter During Interview Frustrated Harvey Survivor Tears Into CNN Reporter During Interview
- August 30, 2017

We walked to the gas station and someone picked us up. And as she mentioned, she went through all of that with her children. 'But we had been there for like five days with no food, no lights and nobody came'. "What's more, you truly attempting to comprehend with a mouthpiece in my face , with me shuddering icy, with my children wet - despite everything you're putting an amplifier in my face ". (more...)
Trump Jr. Will Testify in Closed-Door Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Trump Jr. Will Testify in Closed-Door Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
- August 30, 2017

According to CNN, Trump Jr. will be interviewed by both the Judiciary Committee's senators and senior members of the staff. Trump Jr. was first invited to speak to the committee in an open hearing in July, soon after he admitted to meeting with a Russian attorney under the pretenses of receiving ammunition to use against Clinton in the presidential campaign. (more...)
Mexico Insists Once Again It Won't Pay For Trump's Border 'Wall' Mexico Insists Once Again It Won't Pay For Trump's Border 'Wall'
- August 30, 2017

Several minutes after this tweet , Trump sent another tweet, this time attacking Mexico (and Canada ) on the issue of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The Trump administration has apparently not yet decided whether to take Mexico up on the offer, but this would not be the first time Mexico has offered disaster assistance to the United States. (more...)
Trump Investigators Are Just Getting Started With The Russia Emails
- August 30, 2017

Cohen is the latest of Trump's associates to have had known contact with a Russian official during the 2016 presidential campaign, fueling questions about Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign officials during the election. (more...)
Life In Prison For Woman Convicted Of Murder Witnessed By Parrot Life In Prison For Woman Convicted Of Murder Witnessed By Parrot
- August 30, 2017

In May 2015, she shot her husband , Martin Duram , 45, five times. Forty-nine-year-old Glenna Duram of Sand Lake learned her sentence Monday after a jury found her guilty of first-degree murder and a felony firearm charge last month. (more...)
IT Movie Is Costing Real Clowns a Lot of Work IT Movie Is Costing Real Clowns a Lot of Work
- August 30, 2017

It finds Bill Skarsgård playing the shape-shifting creature, who takes on various appearances to terrorise a group of outcast teenagers, but the main and most memorable being that of Pennywise the Clown . It's a science-fiction character. King doesn't seem to feel too bad about the state of "pro clowning", and TBH we can't disagree with him. "She looks up and there are four police officers surrounding her", Moody says. (more...)
North Korea fires missile over Japan North Korea fires missile over Japan
- August 30, 2017

It comes three days after North Korea test-fired three short-range ballistic missiles. In a terse, written statement , Trump said that North Korea's missile launch "signaled its contempt for its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations and for minimum standards of acceptable worldwide behavior". (more...)
Abilene volunteers assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey Abilene volunteers assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey
- August 30, 2017

Calamity Jane's Apparel announced that it is selling a t-shirt with all proceeds going toward non-profit organizations who are helping storm victims in Texas. Or they could be searching house-to-house for survivors. The crew was deployed with big rigs containing 49 tons of special rescue and relief equipment "designed to support swift water and flooding emergencies", Humphrey said. (more...)