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Rain From Harvey Headed Our Way Rain From Harvey Headed Our Way
- August 31, 2017

Gordon said two to six inches of rain is in the forecast with the heaviest amounts in a swath from Southwest and into Central Kentucky and on to the Northeast. "Now, we're not talking about anything like what's already happened in the Houston area, but there is still the potential for roughly 5-10" of rain in isolated locations around the Tennessee Valley through the end of the week, so we will have to continue to watch out for some minor flooding. (more...)
Bloomington Mayor Signs Bloomington Mayor Signs "We Are With Dreamers" Letter
- August 31, 2017

The congressman underscored that eliminating the DACA program without first passing a permanent legislative replacement would pull the rug out from under young immigrants who have known no other home outside the United States, and, beyond the moral implications, would cost the California economy nearly $11 billion in annual GDP. (more...)
Teen posts heartbreaking message before she's swept away by flood Teen posts heartbreaking message before she's swept away by flood
- August 31, 2017

Witnesses told CBS affiliate KHOU-TV that the family's white van was driving down a street in Greens Bayou Sunday afternoon when it hit high flood waters. Sammy told his family that Manuel told him to just forge ahead, so he drove over. Sammy made it across the bridge only to encounter a dip in the road on the other side, Ric Saldivar said, recalling what his brother told him. (more...)
Residential building collapses in Mumbai trapping 40 people Residential building collapses in Mumbai trapping 40 people
- August 31, 2017

Nearby buildings have been evacuated as a precautionary measure.Rescue and relief operations have been launched. Once the rescue work gets over, the government will conduct a probe to ascertain the factors behind the building collapse. They also claim that corruption plays a part with officials sometimes knowingly certifying unsound buildings in return for money. - In July, 17 people were killed when a building gave way. (more...)
Mueller reportedly teams up with Schneiderman in Manafort probe Mueller reportedly teams up with Schneiderman in Manafort probe
- August 31, 2017

The Trump campaign brought him on in March 2016 to help wrangle delegates ahead of the Republican National Convention, and he was promoted to campaign chairman in May that year. "What Schneiderman and Mueller are gaming out is how to apply pressure on Manafort in a way that would be essentially immune to the dangle of presidential pardon", "All In" host Chris Hayes explained. (more...)
5-storey building collapses, over 30 trapped 5-storey building collapses, over 30 trapped
- August 31, 2017

Two bodies were pulled out from the rubble and a third victim was later declared dead at hospital, police said. Four people have been rescued, but at least 20 are still feared trapped, a police official said as rescue operations continued. Bhendi Bazaar, a scruffy colonial-era market, is one of Mumbai's most historic districts. According to fire brigade sources present at the spot, "There were around nine families staying in the building". (more...)
40 people trapped after building collapses in densely populated area 40 people trapped after building collapses in densely populated area
- August 31, 2017

A police official told Reuters nine families were living in the old building, in the Dongri neighborhood, an area of narrow streets with closely packed buildings, some almost a century old. The building, under Crystal Business Park, was undergoing demolition since January. Nearby buildings have been evacuated as a precautionary measure.Rescue and relief operations have been launched. (more...)
70k to be evacuated over WWII bomb in Frankfurt 70k to be evacuated over WWII bomb in Frankfurt
- August 31, 2017

As reported by The Local , the discovery of the Blockbuster bomb has led to the planned evacuation of 70,000 out of 717,000 residents from the area this coming Sunday, the largest of its kind since the end of the war. Eleven bomb disposal technicians have been killed on the job in Germany between 2000 and early 2016, Smithsonian Magazine says . At least a tenth of these bombs failed to explode and Germany took the brunt of the attacks. (more...)
Rohingya migrants killed in Bangladesh boat capsize Rohingya migrants killed in Bangladesh boat capsize
- August 31, 2017

They gathered on the zero line of the border. Many have been starving at their makeshift shelters built of bamboo and polyethylene sheets ever since they arrived there after the Friday's attack that left almost 100 people, including 12 security persons, killed. (more...)
Trump says 'many countries' present a threat Trump says 'many countries' present a threat
- August 31, 2017

Early on in the event, which was held at the White House, Trump took a question about Russian Federation from Paula Vilén, a reporter from the Finnish Broadcasting Company, Finland's public broadcasting service. Trump also said that Arpaio was "unfairly treated by the Obama administration". The reporter asked Trump, "Would you consider Russian Federation as a security threat?" "We are particularly grateful to the Finnish citizens who have sacrificed for our mutual security", he said. (more...)
TN governor rejects request for floor test TN governor rejects request for floor test
- August 31, 2017

Stalin to inspect the desilting activities of various water bodies in Tamil Nadu. As per reports, the reason behind DMK being so active for the floor test is its fear of getting its 20 MLAs disqualified by Assembly's Privileges Committee for waving tobacco packets in the Tamil Nadu Assembly last month. (more...)
NSW MP embroiled in massage scandal NSW MP embroiled in massage scandal
- August 31, 2017

He said at about 10:30pm Tuesday, local time, two African-American men knocked on his door at the Intercontinental Hotel and began filming using a mobile phone. They began filming him before demanding a "quantity of money", USA police said. "I referred these matters straight to the police and they're now under investigation". (more...)
Local donors can help Hurricane Harvey victims Local donors can help Hurricane Harvey victims
- August 31, 2017

They need donations from all blood types, especially O - blood, which can be used to aid any patient, regardless of their blood type. Officials say giving blood in the coming days and weeks will be integral, especially since blood drives in parts of Texas have been cancelled due to risky widespread flooding. (more...)
NWLA food bank hosts drive for Harvey disaster victims NWLA food bank hosts drive for Harvey disaster victims
- August 31, 2017

Monetary donations to support emergency assistance for the affected Texas food banks can be made at http://www.feedingamerica.org, or at Food Bank of the Albemarle's web site www.afoodbank.org, by selecting Texas Emergency Support in the dropdown menu. (more...)
Juventus sign Benedikt Howedes from Schalke on loan for the season Juventus sign Benedikt Howedes from Schalke on loan for the season
- August 31, 2017

The 29-year-old had been linked to Liverpool and Inter Milan during the summer transfer window, but the Italian champions are now finalising a €15 million move to capture him. Benedikt Howedes' agent expects the Schalke defender to join Juventus despite interest from the Premier League. He departs Schalke having been one of the longest-serving players in the Bundesliga, joining the club from SG Herten-Langenbochum as a 13-year-old in 2001. (more...)
Arrieta continues strong second half, Cubs beat Pirates 4-1 Arrieta continues strong second half, Cubs beat Pirates 4-1
- August 31, 2017

The Pirates are a +175 underdog, while the over-under has not been set. The Pirates sweep a doubleheader against the Dodgers, beating both Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale. The 30-year-old Nova is now in his eighth big league season. During his age-22 rookie year, he has collected 36 extra-base hits in 89 games, alternating between center field and second base. (more...)
Most who disapprove of Trump like nothing about his presidency
- August 31, 2017

On the issue of his conduct, GOP voters also appear to be taking growing exception with some of Trump's more controversial actions. Republicans (and independents who lean Republican, who are merged with that group in the responses below) generally agree with all or most of Trump's positions and, while only a third say they like Trump's behavior, most don't say they flat-out dislike it, either. (more...)
British PM Theresa May says China should increase pressure on North Korea British PM Theresa May says China should increase pressure on North Korea
- August 31, 2017

The Prime Minister, who is now on a trade mission to Japan, has said she wants to deliver Brexit and shape the UK's position on the global stage in the years after it has left the EU. Britain has published a series of papers setting out how it wants to settle its divorce with the European Union, and is pushing for talks to move on to discuss the future relationship between the two - something of critical importance to investors. (more...)
Melania Trump Trolled For 'Hurricane Heels.' #ShoeGate Has Twitter Divided Melania Trump Trolled For 'Hurricane Heels.' #ShoeGate Has Twitter Divided
- August 31, 2017

A wide swath of Texas is reeling from monster storm Harvey, which has devastated coastal communities and left large parts of Houston - America's fourth largest city - underwater. "I don't know why anyone should care what anyone wears when they're on their way to help people". He joked that Pope Francis dresses in all white "like he's going to a P. (more...)
Local volunteers headed to Texas to aid in relief efforts Local volunteers headed to Texas to aid in relief efforts
- August 31, 2017

And that's going to be the case for some time". Derrick Chubbs, president and CEO of the Central Texas Food Bank in Austin, agrees that cash donations are best for groups like his, which is trying to help with emergency food distributions. (more...)
'Trump's demonization of media incitement for further attacks' 'Trump's demonization of media incitement for further attacks'
- August 31, 2017

Constitution but very much something that the United States defended over the years is now itself under attack from the president, "said Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein , the U.N. "I believe it could amount to incitement [to violence]", he concluded, arguing that if a journalist was attacked because of Trump΄s constant baiting of the media, the president may have to bear responsibility. (more...)
Alabama Senate primary: Roy Moore 47, Luther Strange 45 Alabama Senate primary: Roy Moore 47, Luther Strange 45
- August 31, 2017

Robert Bentley appointed unusual as Sessions' temporary replacement. Trump had endorsed Moore's opponent, Sen. In a Tuesday press release, odd threw the gauntlet, calling the former Alabama Chief Justice, Moore, a hypocrite "who has spent 40 years putting himself and his ambition ahead of Alabamians". (more...)
Trump's tax cuts were supposed to be done by now Trump's tax cuts were supposed to be done by now
- August 31, 2017

She said Trump's relationship with Tillerson was "very strong" and that Cohn was committed to working on tax reform . After lawmakers return from a recess next week, they must focus first on must-pass bills to keep the federal government open and avert a default on US debt - most likely pushing serious consideration of tax legislation to October. (more...)
Russia FM calls for dialogue between Arab states, Qatar Russia FM calls for dialogue between Arab states, Qatar
- August 31, 2017

In particular, Doha calls for an expansion of its economic ties due to the boycott imposed last June 5 by the four Arab countries that caused the worst political crisis in the history of the Persian Gulf. Speaking at Wednesday's press conference, Al Thani thanked Russian Federation for its ongoing support in the face of the crisis and praised Kuwaiti mediation efforts to resolve it. (more...)
Georgia Lawmaker Threatens Black Attorney Over Her Pursuit To Remove Confederate Monument Georgia Lawmaker Threatens Black Attorney Over Her Pursuit To Remove Confederate Monument
- August 31, 2017

In response to the Facebook message, LeDawn Blackett Jones, a former Democratic state representative, commented that Spencer should pose "before [the statue] is taken down". His comments reflect a more systemic problem with racism, Jones said. "Like, 'It is what it is.' I wasn't threatened, but I don't want to minimize it either". (more...)