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Lynx to host WNBA All-Star Game Lynx to host WNBA All-Star Game
- September 03, 2017

The announcement came Saturday that the Verizon WNBA All-Star 2018, the league's midseason showcase, will take place July 28 in Minneapolis. It will be held in the newly renovated Target Center, where the Lynx will play the 2018 season, their 20th as a franchise. (more...)
JJ Watt's Hurricane Harvey fundraising efforts surpass $17 million JJ Watt's Hurricane Harvey fundraising efforts surpass $17 million
- September 03, 2017

More than 32,000 people have been displaced by the storm, and the death toll is feared to be as high as 46. Most Houstonians who could go home simply sighed and said there was nothing to do but clean up and start over. The center added that "catastrophic and life-threatening flooding will continue" in the Houston , Beaumont/Port Arthur and southwestern Louisiana regions for the rest of the week. (more...)
Houston mayor confirms police officer drowned while driving to work Houston mayor confirms police officer drowned while driving to work
- September 03, 2017

But Feltgen cautioned: "We're not done with this". "The problem with evacuations is, when do you call them?" said George Haddow, a former deputy chief of staff at the Federal Emergency Management Agency who rode out hurricanes with his family in New Orleans. (more...)
White House: Trump will donate $1M to Harvey relief White House: Trump will donate $1M to Harvey relief
- September 03, 2017

The request, expected to be swiftly approved by Congress, would add $7.4 billion to rapidly dwindling Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster aid coffers and $450 million to finance disaster loans for small businesses . Much larger future installments will be required but the initial package, to replenish Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster coffers through September 30, shouldn't be controversial. (more...)
Trump sends $7.9B Harvey aid request to Congress Trump sends $7.9B Harvey aid request to Congress
- September 03, 2017

A daunting workload awaits, including funding the government by month's end and increasing the federal borrowing limit to head off a catastrophic first-ever default. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney urged lawmakers in a letter outlining the aid request to "act expeditiously to ensure that the debt ceiling does not affect these critical response and recovery efforts". (more...)
North Korea Reveals Shocking Images Of Possible H-Bomb Warhead North Korea Reveals Shocking Images Of Possible H-Bomb Warhead
- September 03, 2017

The distance and type of missile tested seemed created to show that North Korea can back up a threat to target the U.S. territory of Guam, if it chooses to do so, while also establishing a potentially risky precedent that could see future missiles flying over Japan, AP reported . (more...)
North Korea says it has developed hydrogen bomb to attach to missile North Korea says it has developed hydrogen bomb to attach to missile
- September 03, 2017

Yanji is about 200km north of North Korea's nuclear test site at Punggye-ri, along a border area that has become increasingly sensitive as Pyongyang's diplomatic isolation grows and as China faces pressure to rein in its neighbour and ally over repeated nuclear and ballistic missile tests. (more...)
North Korea has developed hydrogen bomb missile warhead: state media North Korea has developed hydrogen bomb missile warhead: state media
- September 03, 2017

The latest claim also comes as South Korea , the USA, and Japan press China to impose stronger economic measures to stop Kim's nuclear ambitions. As the Two-Way reported last month , US intelligence analysts believe North Korea has already developed a warhead that can be placed on its ballistic missiles, including an ICBM capable of reaching USA territory. (more...)
Cambodian opposition leader arrested for alleged 'treason' Cambodian opposition leader arrested for alleged 'treason'
- September 03, 2017

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha was arrested in a police raid on his home early on Sunday and veteran Prime Minister Hun Sen accused him of treason with the backing of the United States. Mr Hun Sen also warned that the CNRP could be dissolved if the opposition party tried to defend Mr Sokha. The opposition party made no immediate comment on the veracity or content of the video. (more...)
Seoul: N. Korea believed to have conducted 6th nuclear test Seoul: N. Korea believed to have conducted 6th nuclear test
- September 03, 2017

At exactly noon PYT, as expected, the U.S. Geological Survey detected a 6.3 magnitude quake close to North Korea's northeastern region. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. South Korea's presidential office says the security chiefs for Seoul and Washington have spoken following North Korea's sixth nuclear test. Seoul's weather agency has said the detonation appeared to have been at least nine times more powerful than the communist state's fifth nuclear test staged ... (more...)
Alphons Kannanthanam to be inducted as a Union Minister in Modi govt Alphons Kannanthanam to be inducted as a Union Minister in Modi govt
- September 03, 2017

No stranger to Delhi where he was famous as the "Demolition Man", bureaucrat-turned-politician K J Alphons has beaten all seasoned State BJP leaders to become the first party leader from the southern state to become a Union Minister in Modi government. (more...)
Rooney charged with driving under the influence Rooney charged with driving under the influence
- September 03, 2017

Retiring from worldwide football and returning to boyhood club Everton during the summer, Rooney's career appears to be entering the final phases, a transitional period which may have distressed the former Manchester United ace, despite the switch back to Goodison Park being a "dream" of his. (more...)
Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson leaves with leg injury Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson leaves with leg injury
- September 03, 2017

Auburn held Georgia Southern to only 78 yards of offense and didn't allow the visiting Eagles to convert a third down en route to a 41-7 season-opening victory Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn , Ala . Stidham dropped back and tried to hit Will Hastings on a deep ball down the seam, but Hastings failed to create any separation and the ball was picked off by Eagles safety Jay Bowdry. (more...)
South Korean military says North has conducted sixth nuclear test South Korean military says North has conducted sixth nuclear test
- September 03, 2017

Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency said it was a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile that the North first successfully tested in May and threatened to fire into waters near Guam earlier this month. "This looks like a major improvement in yield and the two-stage nature of the test supports the idea it was a test of a thermonuclear device", said Chad O'Carroll, CEO and founder of Seoul-based Korea Risk Group, a risk advisory firm specializing in North Korea . (more...)
Trump Will Discuss South Korea Trade Deal With Senior Advisers Trump Will Discuss South Korea Trade Deal With Senior Advisers
- September 03, 2017

The Korea-U.S. free trade agreement, known as KORUS, took effect in 2012. A South Korea official said Sunday that Seoul is thoroughly preparing for all possibilities and will closely monitor the USA situation over the free trade pact. Hogan, the Korean-born first lady, said she will serve as "a bridge" between South Korea and Maryland to boost trade. He's made renegotiating free trade deals a key piece of his nationalist economic agenda. (more...)
Giants will donate $1M to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts Giants will donate $1M to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
- September 03, 2017

And for the Red Cross, the real efforts are just beginning, as they are now working to provide shelter and supplies for thousands of people uprooted by the disaster. Louis is ready to train you. Marco Franco Hernandez, a Red Cross coordinator, said his team had prepared as part of an global program that included the United States. (more...)
Modi Cabinet reshuffle: Pradhan, Piyush, Sitharaman, Naqvi get elevated to Cabinet ranks Modi Cabinet reshuffle: Pradhan, Piyush, Sitharaman, Naqvi get elevated to Cabinet ranks
- September 03, 2017

Cabinet Minister Suresh Prabhu has bid adieu to his portfolio of the Railway Ministry and tweeted, "Thanks to all 13 Lacs+ rail family for their support, love, goodwill". He is seen as an energetic and hard-working minister. Dharmendra Pradhan Oil and Energy minister, and is another minister who is credited with having performed impressively in translating into reality one of Modi's main schemes of persuading people to give up subsidised cooking gas voluntarily. (more...)
California braces for triple-digit temperatures California braces for triple-digit temperatures
- September 03, 2017

A wildfire burning through mountains just north of downtown Los Angeles is the largest ever within city limits, the city's mayor, Eric Garcetti, said. Fires up and down California's Sierra Nevada and further to the northwest cast an eerie yellow and gray haze. About 3,800 homes were threatened, authorities said. (more...)
Cabinet reshuffle on Saturday? Cabinet reshuffle on Saturday?
- September 03, 2017

Ahead of Sunday's Union Cabinet revamping, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held last minute consultations with BJP president Amit Shah and senior ministerial colleagues here over dinner on Saturday night, as about a dozen serving and new faces are set to be administered the oath of office. (more...)
Cabinet reshuffle on Saturday? Cabinet reshuffle on Saturday?
- September 03, 2017

Ahead of Sunday's Union Cabinet revamping, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held last minute consultations with BJP president Amit Shah and senior ministerial colleagues here over dinner on Saturday night, as about a dozen serving and new faces are set to be administered the oath of office. (more...)
Some Confederate statues 'reinvent' Civil War Some Confederate statues 'reinvent' Civil War
- September 03, 2017

Lee in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia. And this week, the American Historical Association released a statement addressing the ongoing debate over what to do with Confederate monuments . "I think there are strong merits on both sides", he said. Prior to Charlottesville, you couldn't turn on CNN and MSNBC without hearing endless chatter about Russian Federation, a neo-McCarthyite obsession that is manna from heaven for military contractors. (more...)
President Trump visits Texas for second time following Hurricane Harvey President Trump visits Texas for second time following Hurricane Harvey
- September 03, 2017

Meadows said linking the two measures "puts everybody in a very hard situation" and would not be practical. He told volunteers handing out food and hygiene products: "I don't know if it gets better, but we're going to try to make it better". (more...)
Cabinet reshuffle: Shiv Sena unhappy, won't attend oath ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan Cabinet reshuffle: Shiv Sena unhappy, won't attend oath ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan
- September 03, 2017

All the names are from ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.The list has no names from the BJP allies JD (U), Shiv Sena and AIADMK. The love-hate relationship between Shiv Sena and BJP was at display once again after Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena chose to stay away from the oath-taking ceremony of the major cabinet reshuffle of the Modi government. (more...)
Theresa May flies into North Korean warzone as defiant United Kingdom hits back Theresa May flies into North Korean warzone as defiant United Kingdom hits back
- September 03, 2017

Last week, Japan expanded its own sanctions against the North, after a similar United States move. "I think it's outrageous". She said: "We are very clear that the actions of North Korea are illegal". Following an official summit on Thursday, the two leaders are expected to release a joint statement on cooperation initiatives, government sources here said. (more...)
Madonna Moves To Lisbon As Son Joins Benfica Youth Academy Madonna Moves To Lisbon As Son Joins Benfica Youth Academy
- September 03, 2017

The house could take 6 months to renovate, AFP reports. Eleven-year-old David Banda has joined Benfica youth academy after impressing the Portuguese side during trials a month ago. The club accepted the boy after his first test in the spring and he will stay at the academy until he starts the school year at a French high school in Lisbon, Correio da Manha said, citing a source close to Benfica . (more...)
NK claims development of hydrogen bomb for ICBM
- September 03, 2017

The H-bomb can be detonated even at high altitudes for extremely powerful EMP attacks, it added. "The world has received North Korea's latest message loud and clear: this regime has signaled its contempt for its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations, and for minimum standards of acceptable worldwide behavior", Trump's statement said. (more...)
Venezuela bars opposition activist from Europe trip Venezuela bars opposition activist from Europe trip
- September 03, 2017

A Venezuelan court summoned Lilian Tintori, wife of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, on Friday (September 1) for a hearing related to a seizure of a large sum of cash from a vehicle she owns . "They can not hide the crisis our country is living through". Tintori, whose husband, opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, is under house arrest, frequently travels overseas to campaign against President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government and denounce rights abuses. (more...)
NKorea says it has advanced H-bomb NKorea says it has advanced H-bomb
- September 03, 2017

The KCNA report said the missile was an intermediate-range Hwasong-12, which the North first successfully tested in May and threatened to fire into waters near Guam earlier this month. There will be some scepticism from experts about Pyongyang's assertion that it has mastered hydrogen technology. Melissa Hanham of the Middlebury Institute for International Studies in California said the latest images released by the North could not be proved real of themselves. (more...)
United Kingdom leader backs Japan on North Korea, reassures on Brexit United Kingdom leader backs Japan on North Korea, reassures on Brexit
- September 03, 2017

Shinzo Abe told the chiefs of Japan's biggest firms he is convinced the country will remain a "compelling" place to do business after Brexit. Mrs May said the deal would help safeguard jobs at the firm's plants in the West Midlands and South Wales. (more...)
Trump to donate $1 million for Texas recovery Trump to donate $1 million for Texas recovery
- September 03, 2017

Financial markets have been anxious about the possibility of the debt ceiling not being raised, which could cause a US credit default and send economic shockwaves worldwide. Estimates for longer-term rebuilding costs will take weeks or month to prepare, but the magnitude of the disaster could rival or exceed the damage from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which cost taxpayers $110 billion . (more...)

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