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Obesity report: One-third of U.S. adults are beyond overweight Obesity report: One-third of U.S. adults are beyond overweight
- September 01, 2017

State health officials plan to monitor the data to see if this recent spike in obesity represents an upward trend. The remainder of states remained stable. The new State of Obesity report shows that West Virginia has the highest adult obesity rate at 37.7 percent. "It would be better if we saw decreases in the rates of obesity". (more...)
Tropical Storm Harvey brings rain and risk of severe weather to Alabama Tropical Storm Harvey brings rain and risk of severe weather to Alabama
- September 01, 2017

About 40 people took refuge in a Red Cross shelter set up at a church. Tropical Depression Harvey soaked parts of Tennessee with steady and sometimes heavy rain Thursday, causing street flooding and leading emergency officials to keep close tabs on swollen rivers in the region. (more...)
Stranger Things' Eleven Featured In Firestarter-Esque Poster Stranger Things' Eleven Featured In Firestarter-Esque Poster
- September 01, 2017

If you're wanting to watch Stranger Things as the Duffer brothers intended, Matt says "The key thing is to turn off anything that says 'motion'". "When I go to my friends' places back home", said Matt, "I'm constantly fixing their TVs ". (more...)
Somalis Celebrate Peaceful Eid Al Adha Somalis Celebrate Peaceful Eid Al Adha
- September 01, 2017

Traditionally, the festival lasts for four days but public holidays vary around the world - with Arab countries observing a nine-day public holiday. It is a celebratory festival and men and women will dress up for the occasion. The Ruler of Ajman, His Highness Sheikh Humaid Al Nuaimi, performed the prayer at the Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi mosque which was followed by a sermon delivered by Imam Hussain Moeen Al Hosani, Director of the Islamic Institute in Ajman. (more...)
Authorities say two women die in New Mexico library shooting Authorities say two women die in New Mexico library shooting
- September 01, 2017

Jouett told police he didn't know why he picked the library and that he didn't know anyone there. It's a long road to recovery for the four people injured during the shooting at a Clovis library on Monday. The Associated Press generally does not identify juveniles accused of crimes. The doctors commended all of the survivors for their strength and bravery, specifically Molina and Howard, who the doctors say were anxious about protecting family members during the incident. (more...)
Kamal Haasan, Kerala CM discuss TN politics Kamal Haasan, Kerala CM discuss TN politics
- September 01, 2017

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Friday gave more indications to his entry in politics but stopped short of discussing details of possible affiliations. When quizzed whether he would work with the left movement, he answered, "Wait patiently". He also emphasised that it is too early now to say anything about politics. (more...)
Gasoline spikes after Harvey shuts down Gulf Coast refineries Gasoline spikes after Harvey shuts down Gulf Coast refineries
- September 01, 2017

It remained on track to close August down nearly 6 per cent, the steepest monthly loss since March. Deliveries to the Northeast originate from Greensboro. "We have the most gelatinous belly of crude oil that we've come into Labor Day with in a long, long time". National average gasoline prices have climbed barely 3% over the past week, to $2.40 a gallon for regular, according to AAA . (more...)
Harvey, holiday weekend to blame for rise in gas prices
- September 01, 2017

Gasoline futures - the wholesale prices charged to gas stations - in the U.S. were up 5 percent early Monday, the highest since July 2015, after surging to as much as 7 percent, CNN Money reported . Casselano said Corpus Christi is home to five refineries and splitters, accounting for 4.2 percent of total USA oil refining capacity, including Valero, Flint Hills, CITGO, Magellan and Buckeye. (more...)
UN Security Council condemns 'outrageous' North Korea missile test UN Security Council condemns 'outrageous' North Korea missile test
- September 01, 2017

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the situation on the peninsula was serious. Pyongyang is barred from nuclear and ballistic missile testing under U.N. May landed Wednesday at an airport in western Japan and headed to the ancient capital of Kyoto, where she was to attend a traditional tea ceremony and have dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (SHIN'-zoh AH'-bay). (more...)
Enbridge finds Enbridge finds "gaps" in Great Lakes pipeline protectors
- September 01, 2017

Melody Kindraka of the state Department of Environmental Quality says there's no immediate threat to the Great Lakes, but it's concerning that the problem was the result of human error. State agencies are calling for an immediate fix of the damage to coating on Enbridge's Line 5. "Our safety management program worked as intended", ENB says, but environmental groups say the discovery underscores the need to decommission the 64-year-old pipeline . (more...)
Watford complete signing of Sporting Lisbon defender Marvin Zeegelaar Watford complete signing of Sporting Lisbon defender Marvin Zeegelaar
- September 01, 2017

The position was becoming a problem for the new Hornets boss following Jose Holebas' red card in the League Cup defeat to Bristol City. Watford have completed their 11th signing of the transfer window with defender Marvin Zeegelaar joining the club from Portugal's Sporting Lisbon on a four-year deal, the Premier League club said on Thursday. (more...)
British PM May arrives in Japan for talks with Abe
- September 01, 2017

At a press conference alongside Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister said the United Kingdom condemned the latest missile launch in the "strongest terms possible". The prime minister will also visit the U.K. -Japan Business Forum, which is being attended by senior business executives including Andy Palmer, the chief executive officer of luxury carmaker Aston Martin, and Karen Bett, the CEO of the Scotch Whisky Association. (more...)
Islamic State Leader Still Alive Says Top US Army Chief Islamic State Leader Still Alive Says Top US Army Chief
- September 01, 2017

Baghdadi's whereabouts have been unknown for some time. In June, Russian officials said there was a high possibility Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed by one of its airstrikes on the outskirts of Raqqa. "The last stand of Islamic State will be in the middle-Euphrates river valley", Townsend was quoted as saying by the Guardian newspaper. He said United States forces are actively searching for al-Baghdadi, adding that if they find him they probably will kill him rather than capture him. (more...)
GOP Plan Would Sacrifice Disaster Relief For Border Wall
- September 01, 2017

Trump has also promised emergency funds to rebuild in Texas and Louisiana, but also plans to cut almost $1bn from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) budget to help get work on the border barrier started, the Associated Press news agency reported . (more...)
Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA) Valuation According To Analysts Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA) Valuation According To Analysts
- September 01, 2017

Vera Bradley now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $11.83. Vera Bradley had 18 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. In the previous year there have been a total of 110 insider trades , including 26 open market buys and 84 sells. The target implies a 16.61% spike from where the shares are now trading. (more...)
Talking is not the answer, says Trump after N Korea missile test Talking is not the answer, says Trump after N Korea missile test
- September 01, 2017

Last week, Japan expanded its own sanctions against the North, after a similar USA move. Making a highly hard intercept of North Korean missiles would be a tough call because failure would seriously dent the credibility of the expensive US missile defense system. (more...)
Metro Vancouver gas prices expected to fall on Wednesday Metro Vancouver gas prices expected to fall on Wednesday
- September 01, 2017

Drivers across the country will be paying more for gas over Labor Day weekend after Hurricane Harvey forced some of the nation's oil refineries to temporarily close, including those in Arizona. AAA expects Harvey's impact to drive gas prices to the highest they have been this year, which was $2.42 in March. The impact from Harvey will still be felt in the days and months to come, and that includes the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. (more...)
Delhi's Ghazipur landfill collapses, 3 dead after vehicles fall into canal Delhi's Ghazipur landfill collapses, 3 dead after vehicles fall into canal
- September 01, 2017

The police official said, " The woman's body has been recovered. Also a team of NDRF comprising 45 personnel have been rushed to cave-in site. Another bike rider who had fallen into the canal has been rescued. News agency PTI reported that 4 people have been rescued so far. Commissioner Ranbir Singh said, "Rescue operation is underway". Police brought in large cranes to clear the trash as they launched a rescue operation. (more...)
Tamil Nadu student who petitioned against NEET 2017 kills self Tamil Nadu student who petitioned against NEET 2017 kills self
- September 01, 2017

She also scored 196.75 out of 200 for medical and 199.76 out of 200 for engineering seat. On August 22, the SC rejected a plea by Tamil Nadu students to exempt them from taking the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for admissions to medical college this year. (more...)
Police cuff Utah nurse after she refuses blood test on unconscious patient Police cuff Utah nurse after she refuses blood test on unconscious patient
- September 01, 2017

Wubbels told the office that the hospital and police department already had a policy in place that blood could not be taken without at least one of three conditions - consent from the patient, a warrant from a judge, or an arrest. Police have started an internal investigation, but Payne remains on duty. Shearer also admitted that the department's blood-draw policy "hadn't been updated for a little bit" when the incident occurred. (more...)
Trump Warns North Korea after Firing Test-Missile over Japan Trump Warns North Korea after Firing Test-Missile over Japan
- September 01, 2017

Technically, the current setup can deal with falling debris or missiles fired at Japan, experts say, but it's not good enough for high-attitude missiles or multiple attacks. Mrs May's presence in Tokyo comes after Pyongyang launched a missile which flew over the Japanese island of Hokkaido. Earlier this month , North Korea threatened to fire four missile strikes near Guam though he later held off on it. (more...)
Trump Says US Is 'Very Protective' of Baltic Region Trump Says US Is 'Very Protective' of Baltic Region
- September 01, 2017

Trump is slated to meet with congressional leaders next Wednesday. " Shutting down the government would be a self-destructive act, not to mention an act of political malpractice", Republican Representative Charlie Dent said in an interview. (more...)
Congress switches gears on proposed FEMA cuts post-Harvey Congress switches gears on proposed FEMA cuts post-Harvey
- September 01, 2017

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, almost 35,000 people had taken refuge in 231 shelters as of Wednesday morning. On Sunday, the National Weather Service noted that Hurricane Harvey's effect has been "unprecedented" and "its impacts beyond anything experienced". (more...)
Houston Police officer drowns in Harvey floodwaters Houston Police officer drowns in Harvey floodwaters
- September 01, 2017

We need help", Ike said, adding that she had not voted in the presidential election and had not yet made up her mind about Trump . City officials were preparing to temporarily house 19,000 people, with thousands more expected to flee. Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said in a statement: "Anyone who tries to take advantage of this storm to break into homes or businesses should know that they are going to feel the full weight of the law". (more...)
North Korea issues stamps celebrating Hwasong-14 missile launch
- September 01, 2017

The increasing controversies surrounding Trump coincide with rising tension over North Korea's rapidly developing missile and nuclear programmes. On Wednesday, Trump spoke by phone with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , their second conversation after the latest missile launch by North Korea . (more...)

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