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Barletta to announce run for US Senate on Tuesday Barletta to announce run for US Senate on Tuesday
- August 29, 2017

In a video posted on his campaign website , the Hazleton lawmaker formally announced the Senate bid that he's been publicly mulling since May with encouragement from President Donald Trump . Trump, who carried the state past year as GOP Sen. Barletta is in his fourth term representing a House district that stretches from south-central Pennsylvania's rolling farms through northeastern Pennsylvania's anthracite coal fields. (more...)
Tropical storm warning issued for NC coast Tropical storm warning issued for NC coast
- August 29, 2017

The potential for flooding exists in low-lying areas. While steering currents are weak right now, soon-to-be Irma should slowly begin to move northward towards the Carolinas and then quickly accelerate northeastward out to sea this week. (more...)
Forecast: Sunny Today, Windy And Cool Tomorrow Forecast: Sunny Today, Windy And Cool Tomorrow
- August 29, 2017

A tropical storm watch has been issued for a portion of the Carolinas as the National Hurricane Center tracks potential tropical cyclone 10. The forecast track from the computer models so far bring the system along or just off the southeastern coast. (more...)
International Atomic Energy Agency opens uranium bank of last resort in Kazakhstan International Atomic Energy Agency opens uranium bank of last resort in Kazakhstan
- August 29, 2017

Safety and security of the IAEA LEU Bank will be governed by Kazakhstan's legal and regulatory requirements, and will meet the applicable provisions of the IAEA's safety standards and security guidance documents. By providing uranium, it will disincentivise countries from developing their own uranium enrichment capacities-as even supposedly peaceful programs could see uranium enriched to a weapons-grade level. (more...)
1 dead, 1 missing in Sunday morning boating accident off New Haven 1 dead, 1 missing in Sunday morning boating accident off New Haven
- August 29, 2017

Monday evening from the daughter of one of the missing fishermen. The search began Monday night when a concerned daughter reported to the Coast Guard that her father had not returned home. "We're using all the resources we can to find these gentlemen", Drozdowski said. The Coast Guard says the vessel operators had administrative controls placed, ordering the boats to immediately cease operating as commercial passenger vessels until they comply with federal law. (more...)
Trump comments on border wall funding Trump comments on border wall funding
- August 29, 2017

In a separate tweet, Trump hit on another favorite refrain: getting Mexico to pay for a wall on the southwest border. The budget debate is also complicated by the need to finance support for victims of Harvey, the worst storm to hit Texas in more than 50 years, and find a deal on increasing the federal debt ceiling, which limits how much money the USA government can borrow. (more...)
Residents can help Harvey victims as NC sends teams to Texas Residents can help Harvey victims as NC sends teams to Texas
- August 29, 2017

Two N.C. Emergency Management coordinators are already in Texas and will meet with the rescue crews this afternoon. In a statement released by the governor's office, North Carolina will send two Helo-Aquatic Teams, known as NC HART, to San Antonio to help with flood rescue and response. (more...)
West Bridgewater Man Arrested In Murder Of 72-Year-Old Woman West Bridgewater Man Arrested In Murder Of 72-Year-Old Woman
- August 29, 2017

A MA murder suspect who was arrested in North Providence could be extradited to the Bay State as early as Tuesday. Police said they were able to identify Danny Lopes Jr. West Bridgewater police are investigating alongside State Police detectives assigned from the Plymouth County District Attorney's office. The victim has been identified as 72-year-old Julia Fernandes and Cruz says both Lopes and the victim knew each other. (more...)
Palace: Expect 'speedy, truthful' probe on Kian killing Palace: Expect 'speedy, truthful' probe on Kian killing
- August 29, 2017

Thousands of people have been killed and the violence has been criticised by much of the worldwide community. The Straits Times notes that over 5,000 mourners joined a funeral match for de los Santos, while the roads were lined with protest signs decrying the death toll in Duterte's drug war. (more...)
Trump Confuses Two Blond Finnish Reporters During Press Conference Trump Confuses Two Blond Finnish Reporters During Press Conference
- August 29, 2017

Would you want to take one more? President Donald Trump struck a unifying tone Monday as he addressed the devastation in Texas wrought by Hurricane Harvey at the top of a joint news conference with Finland's president. "We have a lot of blonde women in Finland", one of the reporters added, as Mr Trump laughed. "Marking the first time that Mexican troops had set foot on USA soil since the Mexican-American War in 1846, President Vicente Fox sent an army convoy and a naval vessel ... (more...)
Sea Shepherd abandons whale mission over Japan tech Sea Shepherd abandons whale mission over Japan tech
- August 29, 2017

Japan has previously justified its whaling on an exemption in global law which allows the animals to be killed for scientific purposes, but Australia won a 2014 case at the worldwide Court of Justice which ruled against the Japanese program in the Southern Ocean. (more...)
Could Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE:KORS) Change Direction After More Shorts?
- August 29, 2017

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has declined 16.63% since August 28, 2016 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 36.39% the S&P500. Sandy Spring Bank raised its position in Michael Kors Holdings Limited by 0.9% in the second quarter. Parallax Volatility Advisers L P has 10,639 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE:KORS) earnings have risen with a quarterly rate of 28.1% over the last 5 years. (more...)
North Korea fires missile over Japan for first time since 1998 North Korea fires missile over Japan for first time since 1998
- August 29, 2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the incident was a rare one. The situation on the Korean Peninsula remains extremely tense now amid Pyongyang's active development of its nuclear missile program. The launch is an obvious violation of United Nations resolutions. The UN Security Council is wasting no time in taking action and will meet on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the test. (more...)
KC gas prices may spike in Hurricane Harvey's wake
- August 29, 2017

The national average was $2.36 per gallon for regular gas on Monday, according to AAA's gas report, and Kansas City, Kansas was trending higher, increasing about 29 cents a gallon from last week. 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. (more...)
The best pictures from Australia's biggest same-sex marriage rally The best pictures from Australia's biggest same-sex marriage rally
- August 29, 2017

Support for same-sex marriage among Catholics was roughly equal to that in the overall population. Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in. Archbishop of Melbourne Denis Hart wrote a lengthy and impassioned letter to followers on Thursday urging them to voice their concerns. "Our teachers, our parish employees are expected totally to uphold the Catholic faith and what we believe about marriage". (more...)
Climate Change Might Make Intense Hurricanes Like Harvey More Common Climate Change Might Make Intense Hurricanes Like Harvey More Common
- August 29, 2017

Now, before the inevitable pedant brigade pounces in, that doesn't mean Harvey was definitely caused by climate change. Climate experts said the rain would continue for another two or three days. Several deaths have already been confirmed , and forecasters estimate there will be up to 50 inches of rain in the worst-hit areas. For example, sea level during hurricane Sandy in 2012 was almost a foot higher than usual - if the same hurricane had touched down in, say, 1912, it would ... (more...)
Mexico Ignores Trump's Border Wall Shakedown, Offers Aid to Texas Mexico Ignores Trump's Border Wall Shakedown, Offers Aid to Texas
- August 29, 2017

We have a very good relationship with Mexico, but I will say that dealing with them - I've always said - I've talked about NAFTA, you've heard me many times, and I've said that we will either terminate it or renegotiate it. "As we have done in the past, Mexico stands with Texas in this hard moment", Gonzalez said. Two deaths are attributed to the storm, which also halted a quarter of oil and natural gas production in the Gulf of Mexico and 5 percent of US refining capacity. (more...)
Harvey Causing Surge In Florida's Gas Prices, AAA Says Harvey Causing Surge In Florida's Gas Prices, AAA Says
- August 29, 2017

Gasoline futures have jumped by about 25 cents a gallon - about seven cents a litre since this time last week. "For the Maritimes and Newfoundland, which follow last week's prices under their regulated price regimes, a five cent a litre increase should be expected with the possibility that their "interrupter clause" may be deployed before Thursday and Friday", McTeague said Monday. (more...)
Trump approves Louisiana emergency declaration Trump approves Louisiana emergency declaration
- August 29, 2017

He issued a statewide emergency declaration on Thursday and "directed the execution of the State Emergency Operations Plan". Edwards sent a letter to Trump on Sunday asking that the initial declaration include the parishes of Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis and Vermillion. (more...)
Lorry driver to face court today over M1 death crash Lorry driver to face court today over M1 death crash
- August 29, 2017

Two lorries and a minibus were involved in the crash on the motorway near Newport Pagnell on Saturday. He is accused of eight counts of causing death by risky and four counts of causing serious injury by unsafe driving. He has been described in tributes as an "extraordinary father" and a "great leader" within the south Indian community in Nottingham. Speaking outside the court Chief Inspector Henry Parsons, from Thames Valley Police, said: "Four people who were injured remain in a serious ... (more...)
Family of 6 drowns inside van during Hurricane Harvey Family of 6 drowns inside van during Hurricane Harvey
- August 29, 2017

The victims include four children, ages 16 and under, and their great-grandparents. The van's driver, the family's great-uncle, escaped the van before it submerged under water. But where the vehicle is, there's no way to get to it, unfortunately. "We are not out of the woods yet", Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, told CBS News . (more...)
Firefighters from San Diego County arrive in Texas to help Firefighters from San Diego County arrive in Texas to help
- August 29, 2017

The FDNY is sending 40 members of its Incident Management Team to the city as well, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio. The Orange County Fire Authority activated its California Task Force 5 and sent it to San Antonio Friday night. Mr. Durr added that though the 106th Rescue Wing is primarily trained to save pilots shot down behind enemy lines, they have skill-sets that will easily transfer to conducting evacuation missions in the battered neighborhoods. (more...)
Mayweather defeats McGregor to remain undefeated
- August 29, 2017

Mayweather announced his retirement immediately after the fight and praised McGregor's effort. "But I thought the fight was very even". "But I was the better man (...) It was our gameplan to take our time and take him out down the stretch", he added. (more...)
Heavy rains lash Mumbai, train services, traffic severely hit Heavy rains lash Mumbai, train services, traffic severely hit
- August 29, 2017

All Western railway trains from Bandra towards the city have been stopped. "Due to very heavy rain and water-logging on tracks", trains have been delayed by around 15 minutes, said the Railways Ministry. Some trains stood for hours in between stations because of the rains. Colaba sub-urban area recorded massive 152 mm of rains and more rains are in the offing. (more...)
Lambda Legal Sues Donald Trump Over Transgender Military Ban Lambda Legal Sues Donald Trump Over Transgender Military Ban
- August 29, 2017

Meanwhile, Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN's lawsuit was filed on behalf of Ryan Karnoski and Drew Layne, who identify as trans and are hoping to enlist, as well as Cathrine Schmid, a 12-year U.S. Slamming the move, Democratic U.S. Rep. Ami Bera said , "If you wear an American military uniform, you deserve the respect and support of the commander-in-chief". (more...)
Incorrect Engine Mode Aided Hamilton Defence Against Vettel
- August 29, 2017

The aforementioned safety vehicle was brought out when the debris from an all-Force India crash was scattered about the track. In Montreal, both stuck behind Daniel Ricciardo's Red Bull, Esteban Ocon - on much fresher tyres - felt he had more pace than his team mate and asked the team to order a position swap, which the team did, with the promise to Perez he'd get his place back if the Frenchman was unable to get past the Australian. (more...)
Erdogan tells Abbas rising tensions 'no good' for Israelis, Palestinians Erdogan tells Abbas rising tensions 'no good' for Israelis, Palestinians
- August 29, 2017

The two leaders stressed that there was no alternative to a two-state solution, and that Israel must stop its practices that "violate the essence and principles of a peace process in the Middle East". They also expressed their "unequivocal rejection of any attempt to change the legal and historical situation in the Al-Aqsa Mosque and any unilateral Israeli action threatening the identity of East Jerusalem". (more...)
Harvey Flooding Forces New Evacuations, As Houston Braces For More Rain Harvey Flooding Forces New Evacuations, As Houston Braces For More Rain
- August 29, 2017

A truck driver was caught in extreme flooding on the feeder road (Houston's unique name for frontage roads next to the highway) and was trapped in the cab of his 18-wheeler right next to where Smith was filming. "If you try to commit a criminal offense or especially try to take advantage of our citizens that have already been victimized enough by Mother Nature, you can be assured you'll be arrested", Acevedo said. (more...)
President Trump Tells Staff, 'I Want Tariffs' President Trump Tells Staff, 'I Want Tariffs'
- August 29, 2017

Trump replied: "No, I'll sign it, but it's not what I've asked for the last six months". Trump let Kelly know he wanted tariffs against China. U.S. The meeting also included Steve Bannon, who was later ousted from his post as chief strategist. While Bannon and his allies - including Navarro and sometimes Lighthizer - have pushed a harder line on trade, Cohn has urged restraint, arguing instead that the United States should be cautious not to unfurl the global free trade order. (more...)
Taylor Swift sets records for Spotify streams, YouTube views Taylor Swift sets records for Spotify streams, YouTube views
- August 29, 2017

The previous record-holder was the lyric video for "Something Just Like This", by the Chainsmokers, featuring Coldplay. This is the first new album from Taylor since 1989 was released in October 2014. Taylor Swift is no exception, but she is going to continue on with life and probably sell millions of copies of Reputation , so no loss for her. However, Swift responded to this by saying that there was no where in the video where she approved of being called a you know THAT word. (more...)