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Man arrested in Australia for slitting kangaroo's throat in 'abhorrent' killing Man arrested in Australia for slitting kangaroo's throat in 'abhorrent' killing
- September 02, 2017

Victoria's Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) said a the man was arrested on Wednesday night and was charged with one count of destroying protected wildlife. "The wildlife offences captured in this video are particularly abhorrent", said the department's compliance operations manager Glenn Sharp. There are an estimated 500 million kangaroos in Australia , according to the Independent, but as a protected native species they can only be killed when they have become a ... (more...)
White House: DACA decision to come Tuesday White House: DACA decision to come Tuesday
- September 02, 2017

Trump and the First Lady will head back to Texas and Louisiana tomorrow to assess the damage and the recovery efforts. Dr. Robert James Jeffress, Jr., pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, led the president and the other attendees in prayer. (more...)
Supreme Court to hold final hearing in Bofors case in October Supreme Court to hold final hearing in Bofors case in October
- September 02, 2017

The CBI had told the court during the last hearing in December that it was refused permission by the authorities to appeal against the order of the Delhi HC. The CBI has said it can re-investigate only if a court or government order was issued. The HC judge had said, "Before parting, I must express my disapproval at the investigation that went on for 14 years.it cost the exchequer almost Rs 250 crore". (more...)
Maryland SPCA taking in dogs from Texas after Hurricane Harvey Maryland SPCA taking in dogs from Texas after Hurricane Harvey
- September 02, 2017

Friends of Manatee County Animal Services say they have started a Hurricane Harvey Pet Relief collection at various locations throughout Manatee and Sarasota counties. The ASPCA Field Investigations and Response team deploys nationwide to assist in relocation, search-and-rescue, sheltering and placement of animals during disaster situations including wildfires, tornadoes and floods. (more...)
Another health attack on diplomats in Cuba last month, says US Another health attack on diplomats in Cuba last month, says US
- September 02, 2017

One of the diplomats affected had arrived over the summer of 2017 to work at the U.S. Embassy and was later diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms, said a U.S. Notably, the USA has avoided accusing Cuba's government of being behind the attacks. The U.S. government, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, continue to investigate who and what are behind the incidents, but with no firm answers so far. (more...)
Houston native Jonathon Simmons tells story of Harvey escape Houston native Jonathon Simmons tells story of Harvey escape
- September 02, 2017

In addition to National Basketball Association stars, Trae has rescued dozens of other people from flooding. The NBA family is working with a number of community organizations to provide necessary and immediate relief and support to those affected by Houston's flooding. (more...)
Trump Says US Is Paying 'Extortion Money' to North Korea Trump Says US Is Paying 'Extortion Money' to North Korea
- September 02, 2017

In response of Trump's dire warnings, North Korea said it was "carefully examining" a plan to strike the American Pacific territory of Guam with missiles. The United Nations Security Council branded Tuesday's firing of an intermediate-range missile over northern Japan as " outrageous ". Japan's chief government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, said the missile posed a "serious, grave security threat" to Japan. (more...)
USA nukes are not coming, says Blue House USA nukes are not coming, says Blue House
- September 02, 2017

In a statement, the 15-member Security Council said it was of "vital importance" that North Korea take immediate, concrete actions to reduce tensions and called on all states to implement United Nations sanctions. After US President Donald Trump warned that talking was not the answer , the prime minister agreed military conflict was an option to deal with Pyongyang - but not the only one. (more...)
Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew: 'Hear the cry of the Earth' Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew: 'Hear the cry of the Earth'
- September 02, 2017

The appeal comes three months after United States (US) President Donald Trump withdrew from a global agreement , struck in Paris, to limit greenhouse gas emissions. "We no longer respect nature as a shared gift; instead, we regard it as a private possession". "The impact of climate change affects, first and foremost, those who live in poverty in every corner of the globe", they assert. (more...)
Gas prices jump overnight in SWFL Gas prices jump overnight in SWFL
- September 02, 2017

The operator doesn't expect the pipeline to resume normal operations until Sunday. They got a refill at about 10 a.m. and were drained again by 2 p.m. The refueling process is slow, however, leaving some trucks waiting more than four hours to refuel, he said. He said gas retailers usually have a buffer, which is why there was a delay in the jump of prices, but by Tuesday, there will be some significant increases. (more...)
Brush Fire Breaks Out Near Burbank, Closes Down Part Of 210 Freeway Brush Fire Breaks Out Near Burbank, Closes Down Part Of 210 Freeway
- September 02, 2017

The fire was reported just before 1:30 p.m. near the 10800 block of La Tuna Canyon Road south of the freeway. Approximately 300-400 firefighters are on the scene, according to LAFD. A 20-acre brush fire is now burning on both sides of the 5 freeway near Lake Hughes Road in Castaic. The California Highway Patrol issued a SigAlert about 2:20 p.m., saying lanes were closed in both directions at La Tuna Canyon Road. (more...)
USA stages air drills with S. Korea, Japan after North's missile test USA stages air drills with S. Korea, Japan after North's missile test
- September 02, 2017

Four F-35B stealth jets and two B-1B strategic bombers from the U.S. trained with South Korea's F-15K fighter jets over the Korean Peninsula on Thursday, the final day of the 11-day Seoul-Washington joint military drills. On Tuesday, the Security Council, in a "presidential statement", condemned Pyongyang for its "outrageous actions" in firing of a ballistic missile over Japan earlier that day and demanded that it "immediately cease all such actions". (more...)
How can we in Rapid City help those affected by Hurricane Harvey?
- September 02, 2017

Instead of selling the properties to investors, the city is making them available to storm victims. Renovations will take between six and seven weeks to complete, Howard said. Contact and affiliate with an established organization to ensure that you receive training to respond in the most effective way. "What we're doing probably won't even scratch the surface of what these people are going to need or some of the things they going to have to go through", he said. (more...)
Angels Trade For Outfielder Justin Upton
- September 02, 2017

Upton, 30, is hitting.279 with 28 homers and 94 RBIs this season. That's also true because August 31 is the last day a trade can be made that will allow the acquisition to play on the postseason roster. Still, it's an obvious need for the Angels. The right-handed Long, a former third-round pick, went 8-6 with a 2.52 ERA in 23 starts with the Angels' Double-A Mobile farm club this season. (more...)
Spain requests DPRK cut number of diplomats in Madrid
- September 02, 2017

On Thursday , the USA flew some of its most advanced warplanes in bombing drills with ally South Korea¬ó responses to Pyongyang's test launch of a ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday. If current tensions between North Korea and its neighbors in Northeast Asia devolve into conflict, the world's oil markets would be "severely affected", a leading energy consultancy warns. (more...)
Lyft's coverage now includes all of Pa. as nationwide access tops Uber Lyft's coverage now includes all of Pa. as nationwide access tops Uber
- September 02, 2017

The caveat is that the more remote the area, the fewer the available drivers, and thus the longer it might take to get picked up. The expansion is part of Lyft's promise to add 100 new cities to its reach by the end of 2017, though in reality, it reached this goal months ago : By the end of March, it has 130 new service areas, and 160 by the end of June. (more...)
State Police: Traffic deaths up in Virginia State Police: Traffic deaths up in Virginia
- September 02, 2017

The agency announced Friday that local law enforcement officers in Virginia can become state troopers by attending a two-month accelerated entry program. In addition to investigating 707 total traffic crashes during the 2016 holiday weekend, State Police stopped 8,676 speeders and 2,772 reckless drivers. (more...)
Two Houston water reservoirs overflowing, nearby residents encouraged to leave Two Houston water reservoirs overflowing, nearby residents encouraged to leave
- September 02, 2017

Portions of Brazoria County, due south of Houston , had been under a mandatory evacuation notice since Sunday. Levee Watch 2017 is underway for folks close to the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs, and sadly, no one knows what's next. Roads running through the reservoirs are also underwater and are expected to remain submerged for weeks to come. The Addicks Dam sits on the Addicks Reservoir about 19 miles west of downtown Houston . (more...)
UT middle linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. to miss entirety of 2017 season UT middle linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. to miss entirety of 2017 season
- September 02, 2017

The junior linebacker who played middle - or "Mike" - linebacker had surgery to fix a torn meniscus. "Unfortunately it wasn't the news that we wanted to hear", Jones told reporters Friday. The junior was expect to miss at least the opener against Georgia Tech on Monday, but Jones said there was hope he would only miss three to four weeks. (more...)
Brokers Issue New Targets On Transdigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG)
- September 02, 2017

About 284,852 shares traded. Transdigm Group (NYSE:TDG) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. It has underperformed by 2.62% the S&P500. Rock Springs Mgmt Limited Partnership has 2.95% invested in Merck & Co., Inc. Crystal Rock Cap Management has invested 2.37% in Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC). (more...)
Mackinac Bridge to close Labor Day morning for walk Mackinac Bridge to close Labor Day morning for walk
- September 02, 2017

Walkers, emergency vehicles and shuttle buses will be allowed on the bridge during the event, but it will be closed to other vehicle traffic during the event. Ignace. The zone will be enforced starting at 6 a.m. on Monday until the event finishes. Southbound I-75 and US-2 traffic will be stopped at Exit 344 on the north side of the bridge; northbound I-75 traffic will be stopped at Exit 337 on the south end. (more...)
Texting ban goes into effect in Texas Texting ban goes into effect in Texas
- September 02, 2017

It's House Bill 62 , also known as the texting ban. "Not only is it now the law, it is common sense". He let stand the part of the law allowing police officers to question the immigration status of people they detain but said officers are limited in what they can do with that information. (more...)
Northern California wildfires force evacuations Northern California wildfires force evacuations
- September 02, 2017

Cal Fire investigators arrested John Ballenger, 29, of Oroville, on suspicion of starting an illegal campfire. Thursday brought excessive heat and red flag warnings. "We have seen 375 new wildfires over the past week in California, of which 228 were within CAL FIRE's jurisdiction", said Lynne Tolmachoff, CAL FIRE Chief of Public Education. (more...)
Cruz, Christie Battle Over Sandy Relief After Harvey
- September 02, 2017

One day after politicizing a disaster, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is urging everyone not to politicize disasters so that Texas can get the federal aid it needs quickly. PolitiFact Wednesday also rated the Cruz claim as "mostly false". "We have a compilation of tools that include boats, motors, dry suits, rescue equipment for collapsed structures, rope equipment for confined spaces, and a large compilation of Haz-Mat equipment and tools", said the Fire Department's Jack Flatley who ... (more...)
Christie claims Cruz played politics with people's lives after Sandy
- September 02, 2017

Chris Christie (R) on Wednesday, as he doubled down on his defense for opposing a 2013 relief package to aid victims of Superstorm Sandy . Tuesday, Christie turned his focus toward aid for Texas, reluctant to dwell on his earlier comments and rehash a five-year-old debate. (more...)
MEXICO: Country And US Discuss Bilateral Ties And NAFTA MEXICO: Country And US Discuss Bilateral Ties And NAFTA
- September 02, 2017

President Trump has threatened to add huge tariffs on products made in Mexico but sold in the U.S.as a way to return manufacturing jobs to MI. Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke by telephone on Thursday and stressed they wanted to reach an agreement on NAFTA by the end of the year, the White House said. (more...)
Woman pulls out gun at Michigan Walmart during fight over notebook Woman pulls out gun at Michigan Walmart during fight over notebook
- September 02, 2017

Two Walmart customers reached for the same notebook at the same time which sparked a fight that almost turned deadly when a mother pulled out her gun. Baetens told the News that the gun was legally registered to the woman and she has a concealed pistol license. The names of the four women have not been released, nor has the type of gun. (more...)
Three Nittany Lions to watch against Akron Three Nittany Lions to watch against Akron
- September 02, 2017

This is not about Penn State being the betting favorite in this specific matchup. James Franklin stood at a lectern before the assembled Big Ten media in Chicago and fielded questions about Penn State's bright future, lofty expectations and other positive developments inside the Nittany Lions football program. (more...)
India is the most corrupt country in Asia - says Transparency International India is the most corrupt country in Asia - says Transparency International
- September 02, 2017

India had the highest bribery rates for access to public schools (58%) and healthcare (59%). The report states that our country has an ignominious bribery rate of 69 per cent. More than 60 per cent people in the country thought that their government's performance is poor in terms of fighting graft. The third, fourth, and fifth spots were occupied by Thailand, Pakistan, and Myanmar. (more...)
Comey firing saga returns to haunt Trump,Mueller paces ahead
- September 02, 2017

In May, Trump was critical of Comey's leadership at the FBI and often took to Twitter each time a new revelation was made in the ongoing investigations - and called it "Witch hunt". However, the Times story makes clear that Rosenstein's effort was written on a parallel track with this first memo, which was drafted by Trump aide Stephen Miller. (more...)