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New Orleans standing down from Harvey ramp-up New Orleans standing down from Harvey ramp-up
- September 02, 2017

The Arkema SA plant, which local media said was flooded and accessible only by boat, had lost power as a result of the storm , causing organic peroxides stored there to warm to risky levels. "And I know that being in the Houston area, we'll have many people who will reach out to us and help again and rebuild and come back even stronger". US President Donald Trump will visit Texas - and possibly Louisiana - on Tuesday after declaring a federal state of emergency in both states, a move that ... (more...)
Trump, Moon 'conceptually' agree on revising ballistic missile treaty & arms supplies Trump, Moon 'conceptually' agree on revising ballistic missile treaty & arms supplies
- September 02, 2017

South Korea's development of its ballistic missiles is limited to a range of 800 km (500 miles) and a payload weight of 500 kg (1,100 pounds) under a bilateral treaty revised in 2012. The admiral commended the professionalism of South Korean air force personnel involved in an August 30 training mission that included live-fire weapons drops on the Pilsung Range by South Korean F-15K's, U.S. (more...)
White House Works on Disaster Relief White House Works on Disaster Relief
- September 02, 2017

The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said 3800 survivors had been rescued from floodwaters, as police, firefighters and search and rescue teams pounded on doors, searching for anyone left dead or alive. White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert said an aid funding request will likely come in stages as more is known about the storm's impact. (more...)
Teen Detained in Death of 14-Year-Old Bedford Teen Kaytlynn Cargill Teen Detained in Death of 14-Year-Old Bedford Teen Kaytlynn Cargill
- September 02, 2017

The Tarrant County Medical examiner ruled her death was caused by "homicidal violence" but offered no other details. Text messages obtained by authorities revealed the girl tried to meet the suspect to get the drugs and had asked someone - described as "Source 1" in court documents - to look after her dog while she bougt the marijuana, the Daily News reported. (more...)
Merkel warns Turkey after two more German citizens detained Merkel warns Turkey after two more German citizens detained
- September 02, 2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, for his part, has also sparked outrage after charging that Germany is sheltering plotters of last year's coup, as well as Kurdish militants and terrorists, and demanded their extradition. The German government in July urged German citizens to exercise caution if traveling to Turkey , but stopped short of issued a formal travel warning . (more...)
Brush fire closes 210 Freeway in Sun Valley area Brush fire closes 210 Freeway in Sun Valley area
- September 02, 2017

The fire was reported before 1:30 p.m. on the south side of the 210 Freeway in the 10800 block of West La Tuna Canyon Road on the west side of the mountains, said Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department . UPDATE 5:38 p.m. A 12-mile stretch of the freeway is closed and could stay that way into the night. The fire began in the north side drainage of La Tuna Canyon Rd. (more...)
Los Angeles firefighters battle growing brush fire Los Angeles firefighters battle growing brush fire
- September 02, 2017

A 12-mile stretch of the 210 Freeway was closed Friday afternoon when a brush fire in the Verdugo Mountains jumped the highway and began to push near homes, authorities said. An unknown number of homes are at risk, she said. The fire could potentially reach up to 2,000 acres with the fire jumping the 210, according to an earlier update from the LAFD. (more...)
Two B1-B's from Andersen join show of force against North Korea Two B1-B's from Andersen join show of force against North Korea
- September 02, 2017

North Korea's latest missile is likely a midrange ballistic projectile with a range of 3,100 miles, according to Japan's defense ministry. The Prime Minister and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe reaffirmed their condemnation of North Korea's provocations during a phone call this afternoon. (more...)
2 robbers walk into a bar-full of cops 2 robbers walk into a bar-full of cops
- September 02, 2017

None of the employees, patrons, or officers were injured, police reported . Baltimore County police are reviewing the arrest of two men accused of robbing a Woodlawn bar during an officer's retirement party this week. They reportedly pulled out guns and demanded the cashier give them money. The officers repeatedly yelled for the suspects to stop and identified themselves as police officers, but the suspects continued running, the report said. (more...)
North Korea puts world on notice
- September 02, 2017

On Tuesday, Pyongyang launched a missile that flew over Japan before landing in the Pacific, triggering the national J-alert system, which tells the Japanese population to take cover. U.S. Rep. Bill Keating , D-Bourne, also raised concerns about a potential military conflict with North Korea , pointing to the potential economic costs and loss of human lives that would occur. (more...)
United States destroyer successfully intercepts missile in test United States destroyer successfully intercepts missile in test
- September 02, 2017

Canada's recently released defence policy acknowledges the threat posed by North Korea , but does not specifically deal with the question of whether Canada should consider joining a US -led ballistic missile defence program. USA radar systems are very effective at quickly determining where a missile will land based on its speed, direction and other information, he added. The United States conducted a successful missile defense test that intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile off the ... (more...)
Metallica to reissue classic 'Master of Puppets' album with box-set Metallica to reissue classic 'Master of Puppets' album with box-set
- September 02, 2017

It's to be available in a number of formats, with a limited edition deluxe box set containing 10 CDs, two vinyl LPs, two DVDs and a cassette , along with 108-page hardback book, lithograph, folder with handwritten lyrics and six button badges. (more...)
Health attacks on U.S. diplomats in Cuba continued in August Health attacks on U.S. diplomats in Cuba continued in August
- September 02, 2017

A Canadian government official says his country first learned in March that a Canadian was affected by health attacks that have harmed US diplomats in Cuba. She added that the embassy has a medical officer and has been consistently providing care to those who have reported incidents. There have been no reports of other embassies experiencing this, a senior State Department official said. (more...)
Russia's power play in North Korea aimed at both China and US Russia's power play in North Korea aimed at both China and US
- September 02, 2017

Last week, Japan expanded its own sanctions against the North, after a similar U.S. move. KCNA said earlier that the missile launch was timed to mark the 107th anniversary of the "disgraceful" Japan-Korea treaty of 1910, under which Tokyo colonised the Korean peninsula. (more...)
Mattis Dismisses Talk of NKorea Disagreement With Trump Mattis Dismisses Talk of NKorea Disagreement With Trump
- September 02, 2017

After the latest launch, Trump said that "all options" were on the table, reviving his implied threat of pre-emptive USA military action just days after congratulating himself that Kim appeared to be 'starting to respect us'. The two leaders confirmed their "continuing, close" cooperation on efforts to address North Korea's launch of an intermediate range ballistic missile this week, according to the White House. (more...)
Kim Jong Un's latest missile launch was 'very rational,' strategist says
- September 02, 2017

Instead, Trump's terse, written statement reiterating that all US options are being considered pointed to an administration cautiously searching for an effective policy, even as the North's test risked endangering Japanese civilians. The most recent missile flew over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido earlier this week. " All options are on the table ". The launch seemed created to show that North Korea can back up a threat to target the US territory of Guam, if it chooses to do so, ... (more...)
USA nukes in South Korea resurfacing as deterrence option
- September 02, 2017

Song said after the meeting that he and Mattis agreed on that issue. Washington has previously opposed the measure out of concern it would prompt backlash from China and Russian Federation and deepen an already-intense arms race in Northeast Asia. (more...)
Pastor Jeffress Leads Prayer Over Trump in Oval Office
- September 02, 2017

The request is likely to come Friday, according to the White House, though the package was still being finalized Friday evening. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 3, 2017, as a National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and for our National Response and Recovery Efforts. (more...)
Trump Pledges USD1 Million For Hurricane Relief; White House Seeks Aid Trump Pledges USD1 Million For Hurricane Relief; White House Seeks Aid
- September 02, 2017

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders did not say whether the money would be from Trump's own bank account or from the Trump Organization. The exact extent of Trump's charitable giving is not known since the president has broken with decades of tradition and not released his tax returns. (more...)
Supreme Court to examine validity of Bofors case closure by HC Supreme Court to examine validity of Bofors case closure by HC
- September 02, 2017

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a 12-year-old appeal filed by Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ajay Kumar Agarwal, challenging a 2005 Delhi High Court order quashing charges against the Hinduja brothers in the Bofors pay-off scam, PTI reported. (more...)
Naperville shelters taking animals from Texas, asking people to adopt pets Naperville shelters taking animals from Texas, asking people to adopt pets
- September 02, 2017

Rescue efforts also are under way at the A.D.O.P.T Pet Shelter, located at 420 Industrial Drive on Naperville's far northwest side. "We are a small operation, but we now have space available, short or long-term for two or three large dogs, two old horses and 10 to 20 assortment of poultry", she said. (more...)
Backed forces run IS militants out of de-facto capital in Syria Backed forces run IS militants out of de-facto capital in Syria
- September 02, 2017

We should add to this that IS is using civilians as human shields and assassinates those who try to escape from the places under its control, he warned. The High Commissioner called on all those with involvement or influence in the conflict to facilitate the rapid, safe departure of civilians wishing to leave Raqqa, and to ensure the protection of those who remain. (more...)
US Navy Shoots Down Missile Off Hawaii in Test US Navy Shoots Down Missile Off Hawaii in Test
- September 02, 2017

China had also begun showing signs of ending its long-standing support for the Kim regime. Britain wants new United Nations sanctions against North Korea that would target guest workers sent mostly to Russian Federation and China, and whose wages are a source of revenue for Pyongyang. (more...)
Russian UN Envoy: Military Solution to Crisis on Korean Peninsula Unacceptable Russian UN Envoy: Military Solution to Crisis on Korean Peninsula Unacceptable
- September 02, 2017

But there are important clues about North Korea's ambitious push to send its missiles farther into the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to make them an accepted part of life in the region, as leader Kim Jong Un expands the weapons program he sees as his country's best chance of survival against encircling enemies. (more...)
Pope Francis Urges World Leaders to 'Hear the Cry of the Earth' Pope Francis Urges World Leaders to 'Hear the Cry of the Earth'
- September 02, 2017

Pope Francis is asking for people to "pray for the environment" as he issues a climate change plea. In his announcement Wednesday, Francis urged everyone to be respectful and responsible toward the environment: "We also appeal to those who have influential roles to listen to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor, who suffer the most from ecological imbalance". (more...)

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