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Iraq declares victory over Islamic State Iraq declares victory over Islamic State
- September 01, 2017

Iraqi and Iranian-backed Shia forces advance against the Islamic State (IS) in Tal Afar, Iraq, Aug. 24, 2017. "Our happiness is complete, victory has arrived and the province of Nineveh is now entirely in the hands of our forces", Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in a statement. (more...)
Harvey Still On Track To Bring Us 3-6 Inch Rains Harvey Still On Track To Bring Us 3-6 Inch Rains
- September 01, 2017

Expect some cloud cover in the morning and perhaps a few showers. So while we could still see some rain Friday into Saturday, it looks to bring only slight chances of rain to our southeastern counties. The very heaviest rain in our neck of the woods still appears to be west of Interstate 65 and south of the Ohio River where 4 to 6 inches of rain will be possible late tonight through Friday night. (more...)
USA targets ISIS convoy that agreed to leave Lebanon under Hezbollah deal USA targets ISIS convoy that agreed to leave Lebanon under Hezbollah deal
- September 01, 2017

The group was brought to the Syrian city of Homs earlier this week and was being transported in buses to in Deir al-Zour Province in eastern Syria , where IS still holds territory. "Most of the organization's fighters who were moved are Syrians". But in Iraq, where Hezbollah has many allies among the militias fighting the Islamic State, the backlash was swift and fierce. (more...)
Trump Visits Storm-Ravaged Texas Trump Visits Storm-Ravaged Texas
- September 01, 2017

Trump spoke as emergency crews still struggled to reach hundreds of stranded people in a massive round-the-clock rescue operation. President Donald Trump visited the Harvey disaster zone in Texas on Tuesday to survey damage from the first major natural disaster to test his leadership in a crisis, as the battered US Gulf Coast girded for another hit from the huge storm. (more...)
Death of 69-year-old manatee Snooty was preventable Death of 69-year-old manatee Snooty was preventable
- September 01, 2017

They also were aware of the loose panel up to a week before his death, reports the Herald Tribune . The museum said staffing changes have been made, and they are working to retrain and cross-train the staff in habitat inspections, creating new dive checklists, and inviting animal care experts and U.S. (more...)
Trump Administration To Cut 90 Percent Of Obamacare Ad Budget Trump Administration To Cut 90 Percent Of Obamacare Ad Budget
- September 01, 2017

Funding for consumer helpers called "navigators" will also be cut, from $62.5 million for 2017, to about $36 million for next year. Additionally, HHS will almost cut in half the funding for hundreds of navigator groups across the country who provide in-person assistance to people signing up for health insurance, making the grants conditional on how many people each group signed up past year. (more...)
Penn State a huge favorite against Akron on Saturday Penn State a huge favorite against Akron on Saturday
- September 01, 2017

Drivers are being asked to allow for extra time getting to the stadium. "I was like, whatever - I have nothing to do". Apparently I can't see. To kick off the 2017 season, the Nittany Lions welcome the Akron Zips to Beaver Stadium! There's hardly a surprise on special teams with true sophomore Blake Gillikin and fifth-year senior Tyler Davis handling punting and kicking responsibilities. (more...)
Judge orders teen held in New Mexico killings Judge orders teen held in New Mexico killings
- September 01, 2017

Police also are investigating where he obtained the two handguns believed to have been used in the shooting. There will be a candelight vigil in front of the Carver Library at 701 north main in Clovis at 7:30 p.m. "I think when it's all said and done, you can come up with a lot of explanations". On Sunday, the day before the shooting, Jouett had an anxiety attack while at church so the pastor said his daughter took him home. (more...)
US Has 11000 Troops in Afghanistan, Not 8400, Pentagon Says US Has 11000 Troops in Afghanistan, Not 8400, Pentagon Says
- September 01, 2017

The number of troops deployed to Afghanistan is actually closer to 11,000, Defense Department spokeswoman Dana White said at a news conference. But commanders have been using loop holes to try and skirt the restrictions, including bringing in temporary forces. (more...)
Family of six believed to have drowned while fleeing from Harvey Family of six believed to have drowned while fleeing from Harvey
- September 01, 2017

Several locales have already received 2 feet or more of rain , and forecasters say a reprieve won't arrive till week's end at the earliest. The disaster unfolded on an epic scale in one of America's most sprawling metropolitan centers. (more...)
Mumbai building collapse will be probed: Maharashtra CM Fadnavis Mumbai building collapse will be probed: Maharashtra CM Fadnavis
- September 01, 2017

Rescue and search operations are now underway. "There was a massive bang. Once the dust settled, we realised it was a building collapse", a resident said while talking to reporters. Civic officials fear that many people are trapped under the rubble. The Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust was looking to redevelop the area reportedly said that the building was declared unsafe in 2011 and the housing board had offered alternative accommodation to tenants, but only seven families had moved out by ... (more...)
State Attorney Aramis Ayala organizes death penalty panel to review murder cases State Attorney Aramis Ayala organizes death penalty panel to review murder cases
- September 01, 2017

Ayala's office said it will implement a Death Penalty Review Panel comprised of 7 assistant state attorneys to evaluate first degree murder cases. In response to Ayala's announcement, Governor Scott issued a series of executive orders reassigning the prosecution of death-penalty eligible cases pending in the Ninth Circuit to Brad King , state attorney for Florida's Fifth Judicial Circuit. (more...)
USA governors urge Congress, Trump to pay ObamaCare subsidies, keep individual mandate USA governors urge Congress, Trump to pay ObamaCare subsidies, keep individual mandate
- September 01, 2017

Interestingly, the governors suggest that Congress allow residents in these areas to buy into the Federal Employee Benefit Program, which would give residents access to the same health care as federal workers. Keilar closed out the interview by bringing up that 2020 speculation, and said, "We whipped up a little something..." The letter also urged the Trump administration to continue advertising ACA enrollment to prod more Americans to sign up for insurance and to guarantee continued cost ... (more...)
Russia's Security Service Detains 2 Daesh Terrorists Plotting Attacks in Moscow Russia's Security Service Detains 2 Daesh Terrorists Plotting Attacks in Moscow
- September 01, 2017

When asked by a FSB operative about the goal of his arrival in Russian Federation the detainee replied: "To carry out jihad, to explode a bomb on orders from the Islamic State". The suspect had ed IS recruiters and received instructions from the group, the FSB said. The second detainee admitted that he was an IS member and was going to become a suicide bomber, the FSB said, adding that an improvised explosive device was found at his residence. (more...)
White House: Donald Trump Donating $1 Million to Hurricane Harvey Victims White House: Donald Trump Donating $1 Million to Hurricane Harvey Victims
- September 01, 2017

It was ... an image that suggested that Trump is the kind of woman who refuses to pretend that her feet will, at any point, ever be immersed in cold, muddy, bacteria-infested Texas water. According to Fox News, the first lady's Communications Director Stephanie Grisham told, it is sad that amidst the ongoing natural disaster in Texas, people are anxious about her shoes. (more...)
IDs released of man and New Milford officer involved in Monday's shooting IDs released of man and New Milford officer involved in Monday's shooting
- September 01, 2017

The identity of the officers involved was not immediately released. "Eventually (Sfaelos) exited the woods and began approaching officers with the weapon in his hand", police said in the release on Thursday. This was determined through an investigation by state police detectives and the Office at the Chief Medical Examiner. Soon after, Sfaelos emerged from the woods with the gun, disobeyed orders from police to drop it and was shot, Grant said. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation refuses to publish documents about Clinton's email handling Federal Bureau of Investigation refuses to publish documents about Clinton's email handling
- September 01, 2017

Grassley and Graham said they learned about Comey's draft "exoneration statement" after reviewing transcripts of interviews with top Comey aides. However the transcripts, which were so heavily redacted that lawmakers couldn't tell which transcript was from which of the two FBI employees, appear to show that Mr. (more...)
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez fit to face Argentina after quick injury recovery Uruguay striker Luis Suarez fit to face Argentina after quick injury recovery
- September 01, 2017

Uruguay meanwhile are sweating on the fitness of Barcelona star Suarez. Argentina , one of the giants of world football, have not been able to bring their A game in the South American World Cup qualifiers. No matter where you are on the planet, you can see what channel the Uruguay vs Argentina match is available on here . He has a right-knee injury, which Tabarez said will be evaluated in the run-up to the match . (more...)
Andrew Jackson might remain on $20 bill front after all Andrew Jackson might remain on $20 bill front after all
- September 01, 2017

In a CNBC interview, Mnuchin on Thursday avoided a direct answer when asked whether he supported the decision made by the Obama administration to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with Tubman, the 19th century African-American abolitionist who was a leader in the Underground Railroad. (more...)
China's trade with BRICS countries up 26% China's trade with BRICS countries up 26%
- September 01, 2017

Even though both China and India have so far remained equivocal over how that railway project is going to end up, it is believed that the two countries could have reached some sort of an agreement under which China would shelve the plan at least until after the BRICS summit. (more...)
Knoxville Fire Department sending rescue crew to Texas Knoxville Fire Department sending rescue crew to Texas
- September 01, 2017

Its missions have included about a dozen hurricanes including, most recently, Hurricanes Matthew , Joaquin and Sandy in 2016, 2015 and 2012. "Just widespread flooding, lots of people displaced, lots of people trapped in their homes when the water rose past what they thought it might", he said. (more...)
Watford complete signing of Sporting Lisbon defender Marvin Zeegelaar Watford complete signing of Sporting Lisbon defender Marvin Zeegelaar
- September 01, 2017

The position was becoming a problem for the new Hornets boss following Jose Holebas' red card in the Carabao Cup defeat to Bristol City. Watford are closing in on a deal for Marvin Zeegelaar after the Sporting Lisbon left-back completed a medical. (more...)
Amid Harvey rescues, Houston police officer's body found Amid Harvey rescues, Houston police officer's body found
- September 01, 2017

Houston has been crippled by five consecutive days of rain from Hurricane Harvey , which has since been downgraded to a tropical storm after making landfall as a Category 4 hurricane late Friday. Rescue crews can't use boats at night because they don't have lights, but he says they are currently on the water now. The National Weather Service reported that Houston has already received more than 42 inches of rain due to Harvey. (more...)
IL treasurer calls to override Rauner's veto of life insurance plan IL treasurer calls to override Rauner's veto of life insurance plan
- September 01, 2017

Asked Wednesday about the turnaround, the Republican said the measure is a compromise and includes "many of the goals I recommended". Grieving Illinois families may not get all the life insurance benefits they are entitled to when a loved one dies. (more...)
Four companies selected to build prototypes for Trump's border wall Four companies selected to build prototypes for Trump's border wall
- September 01, 2017

Kevin Cramer, R-N.D. "These prototypes are created to be 30 feet (9 meters) tall and 30 feet wide". The prototypes will be built and tested in San Diego, California. Following President Donald Trump's January 25 executive order that called for the construction of a border wall, the CBP issued two requests for proposals for prototype wall designs - both new and replacement infrastructure - involving concrete and new material designs " to deter illegal crossings ". (more...)
Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke resigns Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke resigns
- September 01, 2017

A frequent Fox News contributor, Clarke has been a staunch supporter of President Trump's tough-on-crime and tough-on-immigration positions. "This communication is submitted as the notice of my resignation as Sheriff of Milwaukee County commencing August 31, 2017, at 11:59 p.m". (more...)
'Riverdale' actress receiving death threats because of her character 'Riverdale' actress receiving death threats because of her character
- September 01, 2017

Although the show won't be returning for another six weeks, fans are losing their minds over the possibility that Vanessa's alter-ego will come between on-screen couple Betty and Jughead, better known as "Bughead". Morgan told me she's especially excited to portray a character who likes both men and women: "It's showing that there are a lot of people who don't see gender, and they actually love whoever is a nice person". (more...)
Brazil judge blocks decree allowing mining in Amazon Brazil judge blocks decree allowing mining in Amazon
- September 01, 2017

According to O Globo , the mining companies from the U.S., Canada and Australia have been petitioning Temer government for several months to open the reserve to mining. The report said the main area of interest for copper and gold exploration is in one of the protected areas, the Biological Reserve of Maicuru. Earlier this week, it reissued the decree with more details on overlapping protections that will remain in place after the abolition of Renca. (more...)
Ron Renkoski: Use Donald Trump's own cash for wall Ron Renkoski: Use Donald Trump's own cash for wall
- September 01, 2017

One way GOP lawmakers were looking to provide funds for the wall was to cut close to a billion dollars from FEMA's disaster relief account. At the event, Trump said the government is building a southern border wall which is essential. "You can't vote against this". Meanwhile, just 28 percent support shutting down the government to fund the border wall. The House appropriated $1.6 billion to Trump's border wall in its appropriations package. (more...)
Iran Complying With Nuclear Deal — UN Atomic Agency Iran Complying With Nuclear Deal — UN Atomic Agency
- September 01, 2017

IAEA monitors Iran's compliance via site visits, remote monitoring, containment seals, and satellite imagery. Iran's stock of so-called heavy water - a moderator used in a type of reactor that can produce plutonium - stood at 111 tonnes, below the 130-tonne limit agreed in the deal, the report said, adding that Iran had restarted production of heavy water on June 17 after a maintenance shut-down of the plant on April 27. (more...)