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"All options on the table" for North Korea
- August 31, 2017

That would require North Korea to freeze its nuclear weapons programme in exchange for an end to US-South Korea joint military exercises. They believe the North's focus this time was likely to test the atmospheric re-entry technology of its mid-range ballistic missiles for possible combat use, reported Yonhap news agency. (more...)
Flood kills at least five, more rains expected today Flood kills at least five, more rains expected today
- August 31, 2017

There are fewer people on Mumbai's roads this morning with schools and colleges closed and many staying home. However, after a day of inactivity, local trains have resumed services as the water levels have receded. The Santacruz observatory of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) registered 331.4 mm rainfall on Tuesday, the heaviest since the July 26, 2005 record of 944 mm, which had caused the worst havoc in decades in India's financial capital. (more...)
Stilettogate: Melania brings Net to heel in fashion frenzy Stilettogate: Melania brings Net to heel in fashion frenzy
- August 31, 2017

Never mind the fact that DC is overcast and raining, therefore there is no actual sun to necessitate the use of sunglasses. She's the First Lady. The people who lost everything in flood waters will appreciate you showing up with a meticulous blowout and Audrey Hepburn-inspired ankle trousers. (more...)
NSW MP Involved In Extortion Attempt After Ordering Hotel Massage NSW MP Involved In Extortion Attempt After Ordering Hotel Massage
- August 31, 2017

Mr Ward has denied claims that he ordered a "special massage", and said that he told the men to accompany him to an ATM in order to get them out of the hotel room. "I went straight to the front desk and said "call police, call security". "They said to me, 'We are underage, we will put this on the internet unless you give us money, '" he told the Australian Broadcasting Corp, which reported the demand was $1,000 (£750; A$1,250). (more...)
Trump says he will fix 'massive trade deficit' between United States and Ireland Trump says he will fix 'massive trade deficit' between United States and Ireland
- August 31, 2017

Chairman Brady also fanned the flames recently when he appeared at the Reagan Ranch in Southern California alongside other committee members to urge Congress to pass comprehensive tax reform legislation. Tax reform was a major campaign promise for Trump and his Republican allies in Congress past year. Initially expected in the spring, tax reform legislation now may not emerge until as late as November, lobbyists say. (more...)
Trump avoids hedge fund loophole amid calls for tax reform Trump avoids hedge fund loophole amid calls for tax reform
- August 31, 2017

While it is unclear why the president made a decision to visit Springfield, the owners of the Loren Cook Company donated close to a quarter of a million dollars to Republican candidates in Missouri in the last election cycle. During Trump's speech on Wednesday, he also claimed other countries were taking the United States "to the cleaners". They've said the same thing in Gallup surveys going back a quarter-century as income inequality has widened in the USA economy. (more...)
Sen. Kamala Harris announces support for 'Medicare for All' bill Sen. Kamala Harris announces support for 'Medicare for All' bill
- August 31, 2017

Harris said Democrats in Washington and California must continue fighting the stance of Trump and his administration on health care, climate change, gay marriage and white supremacy. "The alternative is that taxpayers are paying huge amounts of money for them to get health care in an emergency room". That bill now has 117 co-sponsors. (more...)
Trump pushes tax overhaul to 'bring back Main Street' Trump pushes tax overhaul to 'bring back Main Street'
- August 31, 2017

Instead, he'll be looking to frame the debate. Trump says in Springfield, Missouri, that his tax overhaul plan will be "pro-growth, pro-jobs, pro-worker and pro-American". The House Ways and Means Committee discussed the need for tax reform during a hearing in May. The White House has said it is working closely with Capitol Hill's so-called "Big Six" on the legislative specifics of the bill, with administration officials telling NBC News that they feel it's the "best way" to get tax ... (more...)
Eight stars gunning for US Open glory Eight stars gunning for US Open glory
- August 31, 2017

He enters the tournament after a sizzling summer on US soil, in which he claimed ATP Tour titles in both Newport, Rhode Island, and Atlanta, and made it to the semifinals in Cincinnati. Venus is bidding to clinch her third US Open crown next month after reaching the Wimbledon and Australian Open finals this year. The qualifier Buzarnescu is ranked 133rd in the world, and is making her Grand Slam main draw debut at the 2017 U.S. (more...)
Victim killed in Surrey shooting has been shot before: IHIT Victim killed in Surrey shooting has been shot before: IHIT
- August 31, 2017

Singh's murder was targeted", Cpl. Singh was shot and killed in a auto in the driveway of a Cloverdale home shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday in the area of 64th Avenue and 166th Street. The Surrey RCMP Professional Standards Unit initiated an investigation into the incident, forwarding information they had to the BC Prosecution Service for criminal charge assessment. (more...)
Curfew imposed in storm-ravaged Houston as death toll rises Curfew imposed in storm-ravaged Houston as death toll rises
- August 31, 2017

But White House officials said the president planned to return to Texas as soon as Saturday to see how the recovery effort is going. It wasn't her words, but footwear, that seemed to gain the most attention. The storm is expected to continue dumping huge amounts of rain in the coming days over already flood-hit areas. The Houston Sheriff's Office has confirmed two more Hurricane Harvey-related deaths, bringing the death toll to 20, the Associated Press reported at 10 a.m. (more...)
Trading Review Focus on RPC Group PLC (RPC.L) Trading Review Focus on RPC Group PLC (RPC.L)
- August 31, 2017

Relative volume is ratio between current volume and 3-month average value, intraday adjusted. Investors and Traders continue to monitor technical levels of shares of AT&T Inc. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a highly popular technical indicator. The Williams %R oscillates in a range from 0 to -100. According to Zacks brokerage recommendations, Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (more...)
Federal judge blocks 'sanctuary cities' bill SB4 Federal judge blocks 'sanctuary cities' bill SB4
- August 31, 2017

Several cities including San Antonio, Houston and the border town of El Cenizo have sued to block the law, arguing that it is broad and violates free speech by possibly preventing public officials from making statements against it. "However, the state may not exercise its authority in a manner that violates the United States Constitution". U.S. Supreme Court precedent for laws similar to Texas' law are firmly on our side. (more...)
Trevor Noah Criticizes President Trump For Pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio Trevor Noah Criticizes President Trump For Pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio
- August 31, 2017

In context, he could have meant the 2016 race was competitive sometime before Arpaio was "unfairly treated". Trump argued that Arpaio would have won a "fairly close election" were it not for the decision. Joe Arpaio faced up to six months in jail at his sentencing in October. Many experts and law enforcement officials criticize such state and local enforcement, saying it erodes trust with immigrant communities, making them too fearful to report local crimes and cooperate with ... (more...)
Anna Hazare Slams PM Modi Over Lokpal Inaction, Warns Of Fresh Agitation Anna Hazare Slams PM Modi Over Lokpal Inaction, Warns Of Fresh Agitation
- August 31, 2017

The anti-corruption crusader said that he will reveal the date and place of his agitation in the national capital in his next letter. Anna Hazare wrote that it is surprising that in the states where the Opposition is in the government, there is nowhere there is a government of your party (BJP), even the Lokpal and Lokayukta law has not been implemented. (more...)
CBI likely to begin probing Bikaner Land scam CBI likely to begin probing Bikaner Land scam
- August 31, 2017

On Aug 23, the former chief minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot accused the BJP-led union government of trying to manipulate public perception in their favour by recommending a CBI probe into the alleged land scam. "All the 18 FIRs are in connection with the purchase of close to 1,400 bighas of land using fake names", he said. Terming the inquiry as "unfortunate", the Congress leader said that there was no point to order a CBI inquiry four years after the closure of the case that gave ... (more...)
Harvey soaks Louisiana; flooding paralyzes Houston Harvey soaks Louisiana; flooding paralyzes Houston
- August 31, 2017

Meanwhile, the Texas community of Port Arthur found itself increasingly isolated as Harvey's rains flooded most major roads out of the city and swamped a shelter for victims fleeing the storm that ravaged the Houston area. "We are a very resilient people down here". "We will take care of each other down here in Texas and Louisiana". But, some experts said, the option didn't need to be binary between the entire metro area staying or going. (more...)
Afghanistan: Pentagon Confirms 11000 Troops, 2600 More Than Reported Earlier Afghanistan: Pentagon Confirms 11000 Troops, 2600 More Than Reported Earlier
- August 31, 2017

Where is that Donald Trump today and what have they done to him? Trump announced the United States will deploy ground troops to avert a Taliban takeover and " prevent mass terror attacks " on American soil. Whatever their merits, those regimes were fatally tainted by their foreign sponsorship. The U.S. now finds itself in precisely the same situation. "And who wants to die for the current Afghan government?" He has put the Afghan government on notice by reminding them that "our ... (more...)
System Off SC Could Become Tropical Later Today System Off SC Could Become Tropical Later Today
- August 31, 2017

The tropical storm warning brings with it flash flood warnings as well. A tropical storm watch continues in effect from Georgetown to Surf City. Again, heavy rounds of rain will be hitting the coast at these times, with occasional winds gusting over 40 miles per hour. "Every Pender County Resident should take precautions to prepare for possible power outages". (more...)
At Least 10 Homes Destroyed So Far In Butte County's Ponderosa Fire At Least 10 Homes Destroyed So Far In Butte County's Ponderosa Fire
- August 31, 2017

Evacuation warning: Lumpkin Road from the Enterprise Bridge to Lake View Terrace. The National Weather Service said temperatures were expected to hover around 100 degrees in the fire area on Wednesday with 6 miles per hour winds and 24 percent humidity. (more...)
'Where is black money?' asks Opposition after RBI's figures on demonetisation 'Where is black money?' asks Opposition after RBI's figures on demonetisation
- August 31, 2017

Top government officials told ET that judging the success or failure of demonetisation on the basis of currency that came back to the system was "ill-informed" and "incorrect". Surjewala also said, "Rewind: Modiji's obfuscation exposed once again". Surjewala said former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's prediction that demonetisation will reduce Gross Domestic Product by two per cent had proved true and the Indian economy "suffered due to this massive folly". (more...)
Hurricane Harvey Described As 'Unprecedented' By National Weather Service Hurricane Harvey Described As 'Unprecedented' By National Weather Service
- August 31, 2017

Prior to Harvey, which has been dumping rain on Texas since the night of August 25, the NWS maps stopped at "greater than 15 inches" designation, marked by a dark mauve. Hurricane Harvey came ashore near Rockport, Texas late Friday evening. NWS put out this image of estimated rainfall in the region Tuesday. But forecasting that isolated storms could drop a record-breaking 130 centimeters of rain on parts of Texas over the next few days, it added that "rainfall of this magnitude will ... (more...)
UN Secretary General calls for lifting of blockade of Gaza Strip UN Secretary General calls for lifting of blockade of Gaza Strip
- August 31, 2017

At least 70 percent of Gazans are dependent upon worldwide aid. Later, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum, said the militant group "welcomes" Guterres and hopes he will work to end the Israeli blockade of the strip. He gave a speech in Tel Aviv later Wednesday before his departure. Such an area, he added, 'is of strategic importance for the viability of a future Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as capital and for the two-state solution, to which France reaffirms its support'. (more...)
Charges to be filed against bus driver in May I-95 crash
- August 31, 2017

A 54-year-old woman from Georgina has been charged with refusing to provide a breath sample and unsafe operation of a motor vehicle. As the bus was near exit 89 to MD-155 in Havre de Grace, there was a collision between the bus and a Honda Civic. (more...)
Percent Believe Trump Dislikes the Media More Than White Supremacists
- August 31, 2017

Even among Republicans, the figure was just 31 percent. NBC and Marist College released a poll last week that showed majorities of voters in three key states to Trump's victory were "embarrassed" by his conduct in office. It's no secret that President Donald Trump has some loud critics. Participants were also polled on their view of Trump's response to violence in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month. (more...)
Emergency declaration issued for Louisiana Emergency declaration issued for Louisiana
- August 31, 2017

The declaration allows the federal government, specifically the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to co-ordinate relief efforts. The National Weather Service radar for the Lake Charles area early Monday was lit up in orange and red where heavy rains from one of Harvey's outer bands streamed from the Gulf of Mexico onto the Louisiana coast. (more...)
Billionaire Kidnapper, Evans pleads guilty in Court Billionaire Kidnapper, Evans pleads guilty in Court
- August 31, 2017

Duru Donatius between February 14 and April 12, 2017, on Obokun Street, Ilupeju. The Head of prosecution legal team, David Igbodo, said more charges would follow between now and October 19 of the adjourned date. This was after dismissing all the objections to the hearing of the suit. He is asking for an order granting leave to the I-G and the Police to file their counter-affidavits to the suit and for the court to consider their response duly filed and served. (more...)
Six trans troops hit the VMAs red carpet Six trans troops hit the VMAs red carpet
- August 31, 2017

Jennifer Peace and Navy corpsman Akira Wyatt , and trans veterans Laila Ireland and Brynn Tannehill were seen on the iconic red carpet . "All we wanna do is be treated like everyone else". However it appears the department allowed invited service men and women to attend Sunday evening's ceremony, where they were greeted by Sarah Kate Ellis , the president and CEO of GLAAD , an organisation which aims to hold the media accountable for the words and images they present of gay and ... (more...)
Patrik Schick declares Roma 'my ideal team' Patrik Schick declares Roma 'my ideal team'
- August 31, 2017

There are performance-related bonuses worth up to a maximum of 8 million euros if the deal becomes permanent. The 21-year-old was a target for various major clubs across Europe after netting 13 times in 35 appearances for Sampdoria last season - but failed a medical at Juventus earlier this summer. (more...)
Wisconsin National Guard readies possible Texas response Wisconsin National Guard readies possible Texas response
- August 31, 2017

The National Weather Service said major flood conditions are expected to impact some 49 rivers in coastal Texas. "It's what we train for". The Red Arrow Brigade is Wisconsin's largest unit. Approximately 270 Airmen from the 115th Fighter Wing deployed to Korea earlier this month, while 110 Airmen from the 128th Air Control Squadron deployed to Southwest Asia in May, and approximately 150 Soldiers and fellow aviators from the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation ... (more...)