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Trump feud with Republican allies puts agenda at risk Trump feud with Republican allies puts agenda at risk
- August 30, 2017

The president sent shock waves across Washington when he threatened Tuesday to "close down" the government over funding the wall. Trump sought to assign blame if the US Congress fails to reach agreement on raising the cap on the amount the federal government may borrow, with a deadline to do so just weeks away. (more...)
M1 crash lorry driver appears in court M1 crash lorry driver appears in court
- August 30, 2017

Ryszard Masierak , 31, of Barnards Close, Worcestershire, was charged with eight counts of causing death by risky driving, four counts of causing serious injury by unsafe driving and eight counts of causing death by careless driving while over the prescribed limit, Thames Valley Police said. (more...)
Trump again raises specter of shutdown over wall Trump again raises specter of shutdown over wall
- August 30, 2017

Trump has threatened to shut down the government if congressional Republicans fail to include funding for the barrier in a spending bill due by the end of September. "If it's necessary, we'll have to see", Trump said of a possible government shutdown. He said Mexico "is being reluctant" to pay because the nation has "had one of the sweetest deals for years". (more...)
Drainage Pump Catches Fire As New Orleans Braces For Harvey Drainage Pump Catches Fire As New Orleans Braces For Harvey
- August 30, 2017

Major flooding continues with some areas picking up 2-3 feet of rain. The city braces for the possibility of more flooding following August 5 floods and the recently publicly revealed compromised pump system. Donating cash online may seem less personal, but aid workers say it's one of the most compassionate things you can do. In detailing the progress of the repairs, Landrieu said last week he believed the drainage system could handle the predicted rainfall, but urged caution. (more...)
New Yorker accused of trying to join Islamic State group New Yorker accused of trying to join Islamic State group
- August 30, 2017

Rohde said in a statement . A New York City man faced terrorism charges Tuesday accusing him of trying to support the Islamic State group by travelling to the Middle East to fight with militants. Ahmed was flown back to NY late Monday, where he was detained by members of the FBI's Joint Terrorist Task Force. A search of Ahmed's computer showed he listened to recordings of two "notorious" clerics, Anwar al-Awlaki and Abdullah el-Faisal. (more...)
11-Year-Old Calls Police On Mom For Drunk Driving 11-Year-Old Calls Police On Mom For Drunk Driving
- August 30, 2017

She failed the test, was arrested and charged with driving while under the influence, police said. A few moments later, he made her wildest dreams come true. Deputies said two other drivers reported the woman as well. Even doing something as hard as turning in your own parent. The Washington County District Attorney's Office will determine if she will also face a charge of child endangerment. (more...)
Scattered Rain Into Monday; Harvey in Arkansas Late-Week
- August 30, 2017

Once we get closer to the weekend, we will have a better idea of whether or not we stay dry for the weekend. This could definitely up our rain coverage and total amounts that we will see over this week and into the weekend. Intensity of the storm is expected to hold steady around 45 miles per hour winds and gusts up to 60 miles per hour, intensity forecasts can be tough and conditions can chance quickly so this should be closely monitored. (more...)
Al-Sirraj at European summit: No migrants resettlement in Libya Al-Sirraj at European summit: No migrants resettlement in Libya
- August 30, 2017

The 28-nation European Union has struggled to agree on a coherent answer to the influx of migrants fleeing war, poverty and political upheaval in the Middle East and Africa , and the crisis is testing cooperation between member states. The seven heads of state or government, who included Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel , said Libya's political stalemate was a central obstacle to resolving the crisis that has seen almost 1.5 million people arrive in Europe since 2015, according to ... (more...)
Three more Erdogan guards indicted for Washington brawl Three more Erdogan guards indicted for Washington brawl
- August 30, 2017

The indictment accused the group of "conspiracy... to: (1) assault and kick protesters who were assembled in front of the Turkish Chief of Mission Residence ... In all, nine people were hurt. American officials strongly criticised Turkey's government and Erdogan's security forces for the violence; the State Department summoned Turkey's USA ambassador to complain. (more...)
Venezuela accuses opposition for U.S. sanctions Venezuela accuses opposition for U.S. sanctions
- August 30, 2017

The decree passed on Tuesday declares all those who promoted the latest United States response to Venezuela's political conflict as "traitors of the patria". "We accept the call of President Nicolas Maduro to initiate, together with the competent state authorities, a historical judgement of treason against those engaged in the promotion of these immoral actions against the interests of the Venezuelan people", said Diosdado Cabello, a senior member of the body. (more...)
Details emerge in Clovis shooting from Tuesday's news conference Details emerge in Clovis shooting from Tuesday's news conference
- August 30, 2017

Pastor David Stevens told the paper his daughter had called the 16-year-old to hang out, and at some point learned that Jouett was sleeping with a handgun nearby and a suicide note in his pocket. "Then I heard his trousers "shooshing" as he approached the end of the reference desk". From there, Baird says she could hear the man moving around the library and firing multiple shots. (more...)
JJ Watt raises Houston Harvey relief goal to $2M JJ Watt raises Houston Harvey relief goal to $2M
- August 30, 2017

Officials in Harris County, where Houston is located, said reservoirs built to handle drainage water were beginning to overflow on Tuesday. Matt Sebesta, the county's chief administrator, urged residents of the Columbia Lakes neighborhood - which lies some 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Houston - to leave. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey highlights biggest impact of shale-oil revolution Hurricane Harvey highlights biggest impact of shale-oil revolution
- August 30, 2017

The average gas price in Kansas on Tuesday was $2.23, up two cents from Monday. Conversely, demand will go up, and gas prices at the pump will go up right along with it. That also puts refineries at risk. "So buckle up and be ready", said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy . DeHaan predicted that the storm would add about 15 cents per gallon to the cost of oil; Cinquegrana put the increase at 5 to 10 cents. (more...)
Brexit Talks Resume: Nettlesome Issues Remain, No Breakthrough in Sight Brexit Talks Resume: Nettlesome Issues Remain, No Breakthrough in Sight
- August 30, 2017

With the United Kingdom government so far refusing to publish a position paper on a Brexit financial settlement, British negotiators are expected to present EU counterparts with legal arguments querying European demands, which are reported to be as high as £80 billion. (more...)
Mueller Subpoenas Manafort's Former Lawyer Mueller Subpoenas Manafort's Former Lawyer
- August 30, 2017

Mueller's investigation is seeking documents and testimony from Manafort's former attorney, Melissa Laurenza of the Akin Gimp law firm, and from spokesman Jason Maloni . His work in Eastern Europe is believed to be the focus of Mueller's interest in Manafort, and CNN reported that the counsel is looking at potential financial wrongdoing. (more...)
Patna: Sharad Yadav joins Lalu Prasad on stage at anti-BJP rally Patna: Sharad Yadav joins Lalu Prasad on stage at anti-BJP rally
- August 30, 2017

Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad will represent the Congress at the rally. However, leaders like Congress president Sonia Gandhi, vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Bahujan Samaj party (BSP) chief Mayawati sent emissaries. (more...)
Hateful Images In Queens Lobby Sparks Day Of Action On Tenants Rights Hateful Images In Queens Lobby Sparks Day Of Action On Tenants Rights
- August 30, 2017

Pfitsch added that if civil penalties are issued, the office can recover emotional distress damages to victims, and can fine violators with up to $250,000 for willful and malicious violations of the law. "Just removing the poster or one of the posters does not remove the fear that people are living under", Van Bramer said. Milano is believed to be on a trip overseas, and messages left for a number listed as the building's board of managers were not returned. (more...)
Hajj pilgrimage: Saudi Arabia says ready to welcome over two million pilgrims Hajj pilgrimage: Saudi Arabia says ready to welcome over two million pilgrims
- August 30, 2017

The Executive Chairman of NAHCON , Alhaji Abdullahi Muhammad disclosed this during the 2017 Pre-Arafat meeting with stakeholders organized by the commission on Tuesday in Mecca, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. While in the holy land, Saraki would also offer prayers for the better health of President Muhammadu Buhari. For the first time in almost three decades, Iranian pilgrims were barred from the Haj past year, after several rounds of negotiations between the two Gulf heavyweights failed to ... (more...)
Indian American Data Scientist DJ Patil Resigns from National Infrastructure Advisory Council Indian American Data Scientist DJ Patil Resigns from National Infrastructure Advisory Council
- August 30, 2017

On Aug. 22, the council held a meeting during which officials warned that the nation was in a "pre-9/11 moment" with regard to protecting critical infrastructure from a cyberattack. The council members providing that confirmation were Dorgelo; Christy Goldfuss , a vice president at the Center for American Progress who chaired Obama's Council on Environmental Quality; DJ Patil , a political independent who was formerly USA chief data scientist under Obama; and Daniel Tangherlini, former ... (more...)
Houston furniture store offers comfy place to shelter from flooding Houston furniture store offers comfy place to shelter from flooding
- August 30, 2017

A cornerstone of the Houston community has opened its doors to those who need it most after the flooding left over from Hurricane Harvey. The stores are stocked with food, water and mattresses. It's not the first time McIngvale has offered shelter after a storm. 'Then I came into work the next day and I saw the devastation of the entire area and decided it would be best if we opened this 100,000-square-foot furniture store as a shelter. (more...)
Husband of missing Delray Beach woman arrested Husband of missing Delray Beach woman arrested
- August 30, 2017

Lewis Bennett, 38, who lives in Florida, was arrested on Monday on a federal charge for transporting stolen goods worth more than £4,000, Palm Beach Post reported. "Bennett indicated he was unable to slow the flow of water, so he gathered his personal belongings, deployed his life raft and abandoned ship", Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent James Kelley wrote in the criminal complaint. (more...)
Maryam Nawaz kicks off Kulsoom's election campaign Maryam Nawaz kicks off Kulsoom's election campaign
- August 30, 2017

Maryam hoped that her party wins the by-election, thus consolidating the party's majority in federal government after Nawaz Sharif was sacked by Supreme Court in Panama case verdict. She went on to say that certain people were anxious as her father had finally broken his four-year-long silence. She said Nawaz Sharif's political rivals were now perturbed when his father spoke after keeping mum for four years. (more...)
Family of Six Drowns Fleeing Hurricane Harvey Floods Family of Six Drowns Fleeing Hurricane Harvey Floods
- August 30, 2017

The van has not been located, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said. The children's great-uncle , who was driving the vehicle, managed to crawl out before the vehicle became fully submerged in water, KHOU reported. And as more rain is expected from the storm at least until the end of the week, federal officials are warning of more danger. In its latest warning Tuesday morning, the National Hurricane Center stated: "Catastrophic and life-threatening flooding continues in southeastern ... (more...)
Hurricane victim in Houston shelter unloads on CNN reporter Hurricane victim in Houston shelter unloads on CNN reporter
- August 30, 2017

She said they waited for days without food or electricity with flags outside their house to signal a need for help, but no one came. CNN correspondent Rosa Flores asked a mother, identified as Danielle, about how it was to protect her children from rushing flood waters. (more...)
Two arrested in Federal drug raid at swanky Queens address Two arrested in Federal drug raid at swanky Queens address
- August 30, 2017

State and federal authorities conducted an opioid drug raid at a Long Island City luxury high-rise early Tuesday, officials said. This is a developing story ... According to the criminal complaint, Koleski allegedly shipped 218 packages from a post office in Farmingdale, New Jersey, where she lives, between June 30 and July 5. (more...)
Trump Jr. will give private Senate interview Trump Jr. will give private Senate interview
- August 30, 2017

CNN reports this afternoon that President Trump has agreed to a transcribed interview behind closed doors. Trump Jr. was called to publicly testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in July but countered by offering to be interviewed privately and provide documents to the committee. (more...)
History made as Queensferry Crossing to open History made as Queensferry Crossing to open
- August 30, 2017

The Northbound carriageway will admit traffic first, before the Southbound carriageway is unveiled 45 minutes later. There will be no opportunity for cars to stop or queue up in advance of the road barriers being removed. What is Queensferry Crossing's road layout like? But on Wednesday morning commuters will get the first drive on what, at 1.7 miles, is officially the world's longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge. (more...)
Jesse Watters apologizes after spreading fake shark story during Harvey Jesse Watters apologizes after spreading fake shark story during Harvey
- August 30, 2017

Photo shows a shark swimming on a freeway in Houston. Initial damage estimates say it will cost the city nearly anywhere from $3-15 billion to clean up from the mess. The photo first appeared in 2011 when Hurricane Irene hit Puerto Rico , then resurfaced in 2012 during Hurricane Sandy. Snopes concluded that the image of the shark was lifted from a 2005 photo of a kayaker being followed by a Great White in Africa Geographic . (more...)
Trump says Canada, Mexico being 'very difficult' on NAFTA Trump says Canada, Mexico being 'very difficult' on NAFTA
- August 30, 2017

First, he wrote: "We are in the NAFTA (worst trade deal ever made) renegotiation process with Mexico and Canada ". The statement continued, referring to Trump tweets in saying Mexico "will not negotiate NAFTA, nor any other aspect of the bilateral relationship, through social media or any other news platform". (more...)
Woman Sentenced In Parrot Murder Witness Case Woman Sentenced In Parrot Murder Witness Case
- August 30, 2017

Martin Duram had been shot five times - once in the head - in May 2015, while his wife Glenna Duram had a gunshot wound to the head, but survived. While Bud wasn't used as a witness during the trial, the prosecutor did reserve the right to use the bird as a potential piece of evidence, but the pet wasn't needed. (more...)

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