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Animal Shelters Filling Up With Pets In Harvey's Wake Animal Shelters Filling Up With Pets In Harvey's Wake
- August 29, 2017

And Harvey, which made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane , is no normal storm-it may dump a record-setting 50 inches of rain on parts of coastal Texas from Sunday to Thursday. "We haven't seen this type of unprecedented flooding in more than a decade". The SPCA contacted local shelters along the coast to let them know they had room for 300 animals, Davies said. (more...)
Trump says US is very protective of Baltic region Trump says US is very protective of Baltic region
- August 29, 2017

In my opinion, Mexico has been very hard, as they should be. Why wouldn't they be? The worst situation is playing itself out in the Houston metro area, where 2.3 million people live and more than a meter (3.3 feet) of floodwater had collected. (more...)
Boko Haram Insurgency: US Sells N181bn Warplanes, Weapons To Nigeria Boko Haram Insurgency: US Sells N181bn Warplanes, Weapons To Nigeria
- August 29, 2017

Reuters reported that the Pentagon communicated the sale of the 12 ground attack aircraft valued at $593m (N181bn) to the US Congress on Monday. "We've identified more areas of cooperation on security and war against terror", Coons told newsmen after a meeting with military commanders at the Military Command and Control Centre (MCCC), Maimalari Barrack, Maiduguri. (more...)
Uber pays almost $10 million to get back on the road Uber pays almost $10 million to get back on the road
- August 29, 2017

The Php 190 million fine was based off the 19 day remaining suspension order, multiplied to Uber's average daily income of Php 10 million. Uber said it paid 299.24 million pesos in financial assistance to drivers and vehicle fleet owners from August 15 through August 29. (more...)
Warmer and More Humid on Tuesday; Rain Returns Wednesday Warmer and More Humid on Tuesday; Rain Returns Wednesday
- August 29, 2017

Whether the Tropical Depression ever organizes enough to be named Tropical Storm Irma is of little outcome to New England - the impact for us will be the same, regardless: a period of windswept rain and showers. Mornings look to stay mostly dry and as the day heats up, more storms will pick up along the bands. This front will hang around our area through the week and into the weekend, keeping our weather pattern wet and cloudy. (more...)
Chile Moves To Legalize Gay Marriage Chile Moves To Legalize Gay Marriage
- August 29, 2017

President Bachelet's term ends in March and the bill allowing same-sex marriage is very unlikely to be passed before then. Chile's President Michelle Bachelet holds up a portfolio containing her signed proposal for a same-sex marriage bill at La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile , Monday, Aug. (more...)
May criticised for 'watered down' fat cat crackdown May criticised for 'watered down' fat cat crackdown
- August 29, 2017

According to campaign group the Equality Trust, the chief executives of companies in the FTSE 100 share index take home on average 5.3 million pounds ($6.9 million), or 386 times more than a worker on the minimum wage. It's a feeble proposal, spelling business as usual for board rooms across Britain. "The Prime Minister's pledge to put workers on company boards has been watered down beyond all recognition". (more...)
South Sudan Army Admits Killing US Journalist South Sudan Army Admits Killing US Journalist
- August 29, 2017

Three government soldiers were also killed, he said. "We can confirm that USA citizen Christopher Allen died in South Sudan on August 26, 2017 while working as a journalist ..." Allen was shot in the head with a "large bullet", the army's chief medical officer, Dr. (more...)
Gorka: I Resigned Because WH Officials Are Undermining MAGA Platform Gorka: I Resigned Because WH Officials Are Undermining MAGA Platform
- August 29, 2017

Mr. Gorka officially parted ways Friday with the Trump administration on Friday, The Federalist first reported , but both sides offered conflicting accounts over the weekend as to whether he resigned or was sacked. But Gorka said people now on the outside of the White House such as he and Steve Bannon, who has returned to his former post at Breitbart, "are going to support him to the fullest". (more...)
Kim Jong Un's wife gave birth to third child in Feb Kim Jong Un's wife gave birth to third child in Feb
- August 29, 2017

The only information that has been disclosed is that Kim Jong-un's second child is a girl named Ju-ae, as the former National Basketball Association player Dennis Rodman revealed in 2013 after a visit to Pyongyang where he spent time with the leader's family. (more...)
Houston Police officer drowns in Hurricane Harvey floodwaters
- August 29, 2017

The Chronicle says the officer's death is the 15th fatality in Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. They were not able to escape a van after it was swept into a bayou in Harris County. George R. Brown Convention Center exceeded its 5,000-person capacity Monday night, with hundreds of more people pouring in. But parts of the city have recorded more than 40 inches of rain. (more...)
Levee breaches due to Harvey at Houston suburb forcing evacuation Levee breaches due to Harvey at Houston suburb forcing evacuation
- August 29, 2017

Cell phone use should be limited to emergency calls only at this time . KCRA reports that 90 percent of the flooding in the central and western parts of the county are from rainwater, not the Beavos river. GET OUT NOW!" CNN's John Berman broke the news mid-broadcast , noting that "portions of that county have been under a mandatory evacuation for a couple of days now. (more...)
Tobam Takes Position in WW Grainger, Inc. (GWW)
- August 29, 2017

Gabalex Capital Management Llc decreased Grainger W W Inc ( GWW ) stake by 16.67% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Salem Investment Counselors Inc. purchased a new position in W.W. On Monday, October 19 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Equal Weight". The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird on Monday, August 24 to "Neutral". (more...)
Man with Cobb ties arrested for Charlottesville beating Man with Cobb ties arrested for Charlottesville beating
- August 29, 2017

Alex Michael Ramos turned himself in Monday to sheriff's deputies in Monroe County, Georgia, on malicious wounding charges, reported WXIA-TV . Ramos will have an extradition hearing Tuesday, said Bittick, who didn't know if Ramos has an attorney. (more...)
Shimla gangrape-murder case: CBI arrests IG, seven other policemen Shimla gangrape-murder case: CBI arrests IG, seven other policemen
- August 29, 2017

After the girl's body was discovered, it was revealed during investigations that the girl was raped and murdered and her body abandoned in the forest area in Kotkhai . Also, one of the six, Suraj Singh, died when he was in police custody fuelling anger against the police for mishandling the probe. It was only after the medical examination that the case of sexual assault came to light. (more...)
Ex-Dividend Reminder: Flowers Foods, BorgWarner and Cooper Tire & Rubber Ex-Dividend Reminder: Flowers Foods, BorgWarner and Cooper Tire & Rubber
- August 29, 2017

The stock decreased 0.88% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $29.28. It is down 15.20% since August 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.16% the S&P500. Cooper Tire had 22 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies fixed a $40.00 PT on the Goodyear Tire & Rubber and issued the company a "hold" recommendation in a analysis report on Mon, May 8th. (more...)
Russia's Lavrov: North Korea must respect United Nations resolutions Russia's Lavrov: North Korea must respect United Nations resolutions
- August 29, 2017

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has held a phone conversation with U.S. president Donald Trump , in which the two leaders agreed to ramp up pressure on North Korea after its latest test of a suspected intermediate range ballistic missile which flew over Japan . (more...)
Accused drug smuggler indicted in Mich. arrested Accused drug smuggler indicted in Mich. arrested
- August 29, 2017

He has a $25,000 (£19,000) reward on his head and is also wanted by Ontario police for alleged drugs offences. Sychanta and another man were walking near the Bois-Franc train station on August 23rd when two Montreal bike officers suspected the two of carrying drugs, reports CBC . (more...)
Britain in 'good position' in Brexit talks: PM May's spokeswoman
- August 29, 2017

Barnier, he said, had firm instructions from the other 27 governments on the phasing of talks, even if he accepted that some issues could not be fully settled without knowing how trade will work. May's spokeswoman said Britain feels it is in a good position in the negotiations and wants to agree with the European Union to move on to discussions about its future relationship by October, when EU leaders next hold a summit. (more...)
Year Old Girl Dies after Being Shot in Scarborough Year Old Girl Dies after Being Shot in Scarborough
- August 29, 2017

The girl, her parents, and two older siblings were staying at the house while the grandparents were away. Sgt. Harriman says several other adults were also in the home when the shooting happened. No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed. No one else was injured. Police said there is no threat to the public. MSP is interviewing the child's family, and they say at least one parent was in the home at the time of the shooting. (more...)
Russian Federation seeks to reassure over war games, denies invasion plans Russian Federation seeks to reassure over war games, denies invasion plans
- August 29, 2017

Russian Federation holds the Zapad (West) exercises every four years, rotating them with drills in three other parts of the country. Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, the U.S. The drills, which will be held from September 14 to 20 in Belarus, western Russian Federation and Russia's exclave of Kaliningrad, will simulate repelling an attack by extremist groups. (more...)
Trump Organization exec reportedly emailed Putin aide about Moscow project during campaign
- August 29, 2017

Trump for President Campaign". Sater also boasted of his ties to Vladimir Putin, saying he could get the Russian president to say "great things" about Trump, according to people briefed on the exchange. After the signing of the letter, Cohen said the Trump Organization sought building designs from architects and held "preliminary discussions regarding potential financing" for the building. (more...)
TOUGH: Kenya Imposes Strict Law Against Plastic Bags TOUGH: Kenya Imposes Strict Law Against Plastic Bags
- August 29, 2017

Kenya joins more than 40 countries that have either limited the use of plastic bags or introduced new taxes. It took Kenya three attempts over 10 years to finally pass the ban and not everyone is a fan. The fines will not be imposed immediately, said Judy Wakhungu, the environment minister, as the government was aware it is going to take time for "people to change their habits". (more...)
Macron says no alternative to Iran nuclear deal Macron says no alternative to Iran nuclear deal
- August 29, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron said there was no alternative to the 2015 deal struck between Iran and a group of world powers aimed at curbing the country's nuclear program. The summit on terror was preceded by a separate meeting on migration, which was attended by the EU's foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini, the presidents of Niger and Chad, Issoufou Mahamadou and Idriss Déby, and the chairman of the Libyan presidential council, Fayez al-Sarraj, as well as the four European Union ... (more...)
Watch the intriguing trailer of Rajkummar Rao's 'Newton' here! Watch the intriguing trailer of Rajkummar Rao's 'Newton' here!
- August 29, 2017

A brand new trailer of Rajkummar Rao starrer Newton has released today. Amid all the tensions in the area, Newton wants to ensure free and fair elections are conducted and goes through many hurdles to achieve the sa, e. With each passing film of his, Rajkummar Rao is cementing his credibility notches high and this one looks to be adding another feather in his hat. The film has been screened at the 67th Berlin Film Festival, where the jury was all praises. (more...)
Happy that Ram Rahim Singh has been sentenced: Shah Rukh Khan Happy that Ram Rahim Singh has been sentenced: Shah Rukh Khan
- August 29, 2017

He landed up on the sets of the new reality show " Lip Sing Battle " which has Farah Khan as the show runner. Farah was caught off guard too. Considering that Karan also took Alia Bhatt under his wing and made her into the star that she is today, it is safe to say that Suhana will be in good hands. (more...)
President Trump declares emergency for Louisiana President Trump declares emergency for Louisiana
- August 29, 2017

Edwards' office said the National Weather Service predicts 10-20 inches of rain will fall Sunday into Monday across southwest Louisiana. "The state is taking the necessary steps to provide assistance to those citizens that need it most , but we anticipate needing additional support from the federal government". (more...)
Mueller Investigating Whether Trump Hid Knowledge of Russia Meeting Mueller Investigating Whether Trump Hid Knowledge of Russia Meeting
- August 29, 2017

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) is pushing an amendment to severely curtail special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation. "If the President pardons anyone involved in the Russian investigation, it may prove to be one of the stupidest things he has yet done", says Georgetown University law professor Julie O'Sullivan. (more...)
Abbott activates entire Texas National Guard in response to Harvey Abbott activates entire Texas National Guard in response to Harvey
- August 29, 2017

Fire and rescue personnel have reportedly received 6,000 calls for aid, and have rescued 1,000 already. About half of them are at the George R. Brown Convention Center. "We'll go where we can without getting in the way of the operators", Bossert said. Soldiers and Airmen are now providing support to flooding regions of Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast. (more...)
Guterres faces Israeli criticism of United Nations bias Guterres faces Israeli criticism of United Nations bias
- August 29, 2017

Israel also often criticizes the United Nations peacekeeping force for not taking a harsh stance on the Iran-backed militia of Hezbollah on the Lebanon-Israel border. "This is something the United Nations should not accept", Netanyahu said. "It is very clear for me that Jerusalem is a holy place of three religions and needs to be respected like that", he said during an exclusive interview with Channel 2 News. (more...)

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