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Pittsburgh becomes first airport to allow non-fliers past security since 9/11 Pittsburgh becomes first airport to allow non-fliers past security since 9/11
- August 31, 2017

Pitt Pass holders will go through regular airport security, but if the lines get too long, flyers will be given priority, Cassotis said. When Pittsburgh International Airport first opened in 1992, customers were allowed to enter the now-restricted areas of the terminal. (more...)
Patrik Schick declares Roma 'my ideal team' Patrik Schick declares Roma 'my ideal team'
- August 31, 2017

Roma said the agreement included an immediate loan fee of 5 million euros and "upon the completion of certain sporting objectives, an obligation to make the transfer permanent for a further 9 million euros". "Patrik is one of the brightest prospects in global football", said Roma's sporting director Monchi. Schick told Roma's official website: "I am very satisfied to be here and very happy". (more...)
United Kingdom judge removes Christian child placed in Muslim foster care United Kingdom judge removes Christian child placed in Muslim foster care
- August 31, 2017

A JUDGE'S decision to reunite a Christian child with her grandmother instead of devout Muslim foster parents has been welcomed. A story by the Times in London about a British girl who was placed into temporary foster care with a Muslim family generated a wave of responses and pushback this week. (more...)
Delaware Guard Supporting Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts Delaware Guard Supporting Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
- August 31, 2017

The deployments were ordered in support of an emergency management assistance compact request that was made by the state of Texas. "Nebraska is joining a number of other states to assist during this time of crisis". "While we never wish for anyone to be faced with disaster, we are always ready to assist, whether here in Nebraska or elsewhere in the U.S.", Bohac said. (more...)
Bush Visits SMU Football Practice, Offers Supportive Words for Houston Bush Visits SMU Football Practice, Offers Supportive Words for Houston
- August 31, 2017

Both major airports that service Houston, Texas, will reopen for limited service on Wednesday, with full services being restored by the weekend. No inbound or outbound flights from either airport at this time. The Houston Airport Service said there were now 50 travelers stranded at airports, according to KENS 5 Eyewitness News. Flights on Southwest Airlines, one of the region's largest carriers, remain suspended at Hobby through noon on Saturday, Sept. (more...)
Columbus Day Out, Indigenous Peoples' Day In Columbus Day Out, Indigenous Peoples' Day In
- August 31, 2017

The city now joins San Francisco, Seattle, Minneapolis, Berkeley, Santa Cruz and the states of South Dakota, Hawaii, Alaska and OR, in celebrating indigenous, aboriginal and native people rather than the famed explorer. Activists have been pushing for the removal of statues honoring military leaders who served the Confederacy. A similar debate is taking place in NY, where Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed to participate in a Columbus Day parade October 9. (more...)
More than 150 evangelical leaders sign 'Christian manifesto' on human sexuality More than 150 evangelical leaders sign 'Christian manifesto' on human sexuality
- August 31, 2017

The "Statement" includes 14 points on issues such as gay, lesbian and transgender rights, and marriage - rejecting what the signers describe as an attitude of "moral indifference" toward those issues. In other words, being anything but straight and cisgender isn't OK. Others commended the group for reaffirming evangelical views on sexuality. Many have criticized the statement, for its content but also for its timing. (more...)
Asian markets rebound, shrugging off North Korea tensions Asian markets rebound, shrugging off North Korea tensions
- August 31, 2017

Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday. On Tuesday, the US 10-year bond yield fell as low as 2.086 percent, its lowest level since November 10. "We suspect the North Korea problem, although not yet causing a rush to exit, will eventually take a negative toll on the markets", said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at First Standard Financial. (more...)
Yemen's Houthi, Saleh forces agree to ease tensions Yemen's Houthi, Saleh forces agree to ease tensions
- August 31, 2017

On August 17, the Foreign Policy magazine said it had obtained a new confidential draft report by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, saying that Saudi airstrikes had killed 502 Yemeni children and injured 838 others since 2015. Saleh and the Houthis have always been unlikely allies. They later went on to seize much of the country. They said he communicated to the Houthis his intention to attend al-Rodai's funeral on Thursday, but the officials said the Houthis may not allow him to leave. (more...)
The Internet Is Already Selling Knockoff FLOTUS Hats The Internet Is Already Selling Knockoff FLOTUS Hats
- August 31, 2017

Actor Zach Braff wryly noted that "Melania headed to a disaster zone in stilettos is my Halloween costume", while others joked that Trump's "storm stilettos" were better suited for a runway than an area plagued by flooding. The first lady changed into something a bit more disaster-appropriate on the flight to the hard-hit coastal city of Corpus Christi - the Trumps´ first stop in Texas . (more...)
Chemical plant struck by Harvey now apt to explode Chemical plant struck by Harvey now apt to explode
- August 31, 2017

The plant manufactures organic peroxides and ammonia, key ingredients in biodegradable herbicides, pesticides and animal feed supplements. He said there could be an "intense fire" that would result in significant black smoke but would not pose any "long-term harm or impact". (more...)
Bronx woman killed had rosary beads stuffed in her mouth Bronx woman killed had rosary beads stuffed in her mouth
- August 31, 2017

Paramedics tried to revive the woman when they arrived at an apartment in the Highbridge section of the Bronx around 5:25 p.m., WPIX-TV reported . She also had scratches and bruised on her face. As stunned neighbors consoled each other, crime scene investigators went to work looking for clues and answers. "She kept a close eye on her children". (more...)
Student Goes On Spending Spree After She Gets $1 Million, By Mistake Student Goes On Spending Spree After She Gets $1 Million, By Mistake
- August 31, 2017

In the meantime, Intellicard blocked her account. A South African university student's spending spree on clothes, a party and a new smartphone slammed to a halt after it emerged the roughly $1 million fuelling her splurge had been given to her in error. (more...)
Three officers shot on Auburn Boulevard Three officers shot on Auburn Boulevard
- August 31, 2017

The suspect then fired his high-powered rifle from the balcony of a room, hitting a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy, Turnbull said. One sheriff's deputy and two California Highway Patrol officers were shot, according to the sheriff. Those exits on the Business 80 freeway were also shut down, severely impacting traffic. The scene is still active, and investigators are looking into if there are more people connected to the incident still in the motel, Turnbull said. (more...)
Sandra Bullock Makes Incredibly Generous Donation To Hurricane Harvey Relief Sandra Bullock Makes Incredibly Generous Donation To Hurricane Harvey Relief
- August 31, 2017

We are closely working with local and federal authorities to continue the distribution of blood products to our hospital partners. Facebook announced that it will match donations made on its website up to $US1 million. So far, the storm has killed 19 people and caused over $US3 billion ($A3.8 billion) in property damage. As recovery and relief efforts evolve, Shell will consider where else to offer assistance that can have the most immediate impact. (more...)
Louisiana begins evacuations for Harvey on 12-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Louisiana begins evacuations for Harvey on 12-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
- August 31, 2017

There, the weather service has logged about 25 inches of rain at Houston's airport since last Thursday, with more than 30 inches tallied in South Houston and nearly 40 inches recorded in nearby Dayton, Texas . Three more deaths were confirmed late Tuesday by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. Rev Dart thinks Harvey's damage in dollars and lives will surpass Katrina's. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey: Help Those In Need Without Being Scammed Hurricane Harvey: Help Those In Need Without Being Scammed
- August 31, 2017

But this is not an excuse to clean out your closet. "If you donate to ARC, 100 percent of what you give will be given to the local churches in the affected areas from the hurricane, and then we know that every dollar is going to be touching people in those communities". (more...)
Is defense secretary bucking Trump on transgender ban? Probably not Is defense secretary bucking Trump on transgender ban? Probably not
- August 30, 2017

Secretary of Defense James Mattis shared details on Tuesday of how he plans to implement President Donald Trump's ban on transgender service members serving in the us military . With Trumps plans to deploy 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan, removing transgender soldiers doesn't make a whole lot of sense, especially given it's a choice to serve. (more...)
Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Hits New 52-Week High
- August 30, 2017

Abbvie Inc now has $116.34 billion valuation. Volume in the last session has decreased compared with MTOR's average trading volume. About 23,200 shares traded. Independent Investors Inc reported 1.63% in AbbVie Inc (NYSE:ABBV). Shell Asset Mgmt Communications holds 0.04% or 20,167 shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt owns 13,614 shares. (more...)
Man's Leg Swallowed By Sinkhole While Crossing Brooklyn Street Man's Leg Swallowed By Sinkhole While Crossing Brooklyn Street
- August 30, 2017

Tuesday. The man's father even took a photo of his son looking very distraught. "It nearly looked like he didn't have a leg", explained Joe Grunbaum, who worked with Suarez at the nearby auto fix shop, Kings County Autobody, Inc. "I was in a lot of pain". Members of the local Hasidic Jewish community's volunteer police stood guard at the scene until emergency services arrived. (more...)
Christopher Columbus statue is beheaded in a Yonkers park Christopher Columbus statue is beheaded in a Yonkers park
- August 30, 2017

The front of Columbus was found at the pedestal's base, while the back was discovered on a nearby hill. "It's very upsetting that American values have sunken to the level they are today", Gamberdella told NBC. But they still plan to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident. However, he said the statue will be among those reviewed by a yet-to-be-formed commission that will examine all monuments on city-owned land and come up with "one, single standard" for determining whether ... (more...)
Ian Wright savages Arsenal & Arsene Wenger Ian Wright savages Arsenal & Arsene Wenger
- August 30, 2017

Arsene Wenger's ongoing presence at the helm remains an issue for some, including Wright, while the uncertainty surrounding the future of several prominent figures continues to provide an unwelcome distraction. Following the result at Anfield it has since emerged that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alexis Sanchez could be leaving the club for domestic rivals and Wright is concerned that the club's dealings in the transfer market have not been up to scratch. (more...)
Yogi Adityanath, his 4 ministers to contest Legislative Council bypolls Yogi Adityanath, his 4 ministers to contest Legislative Council bypolls
- August 30, 2017

Yogi Adityanath, his deputies Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, and two more ministers will contest by-polls to the legislative council on September 18, the BJP announced today. The last date of withdrawals is September 11 and voting, if necessary, will take place on September 11 and counting on the same day. Gorakhpur MP, Yogi Adityanath and Phulpur MP, Keshav Maurya , will have to resign 15 days after their election as MLCs. (more...)
Prabhas Turns Cop For Saaho Prabhas Turns Cop For Saaho
- August 30, 2017

And these are not counting Shraddha Kapoor and Neil Nitin Mukesh , the former of which has bagged Saaho as Prabhas' heroine. "Mandira, who plays a negative character called Kalki, was shooting in Hyderabad with Jackie till recently". (more...)
LaVar Ball releases trailer for Facebook reality show 'Ball in the Family' LaVar Ball releases trailer for Facebook reality show 'Ball in the Family'
- August 30, 2017

Their new project, "Ball in the Family ", followed Ball, the Lakers' No. 2 overall pick, his outspoken father, LaVar, his mother, Tina, and his brothers, LiAngelo and LaMelo . Following the premiere of the first two episodes Thursday, new episodes will be available on Sundays, beginning September 10. As controversial as they are, it all comes down to the Ball family brand. (more...)

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