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5-alarm fire burns through TriBeCa building, 11 firefighters injured 5-alarm fire burns through TriBeCa building, 11 firefighters injured
- September 02, 2017

Around 200 firefighters were sent out to battle the flames, with 11 later sent to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries. There is believed to be a target range in the basement stored inside but Sakowich said that the fire never reached that part of the building. (more...)
Juvenile arrested in connection with Bedford teen's death Juvenile arrested in connection with Bedford teen's death
- September 02, 2017

Cargill's body was found in a North Texas landfill in June, days after she was last seen walking her dog. Her dog was later found tied to a fence at the nearby dog park. The juvenile was taken to the Tarrant County Juvenile Detention Facility in Fort Worth and remains there. Forensic investigators found blood spots inside the apartment as well as the hammer itself. (more...)
Jim Mattis refutes claims over differences with Donald Trump on North Korea Jim Mattis refutes claims over differences with Donald Trump on North Korea
- September 02, 2017

This time President Trump recalibrated his response, calmly stating " all options are on the table" while correctly describing North Korea's actions as "threatening and destabilizing" and showing contempt for its neighbors. "Kim Jong-un is behaving in a manner that is risky, illegal, reckless and provocative". On August 22, he tweeted that "I respect the fact that he is starting to respect us ", referring to the North Korean leader, and that maybe "something positive can come about". (more...)
OH man charged after cutting throats of four puppies OH man charged after cutting throats of four puppies
- September 02, 2017

The Humane Society of Richland County posted photos of the dogs on its Facebook page. "Initially, I was told the puppies were expected to recover", Lt. A fifth puppy was also at the home and is in HSRC custody. Humane officers said, despite their injuries, the prognosis is good for these pups. The animals will be up for adoption after their wounds have healed, hopefully in a few weeks. (more...)
US Successfully Intercepts Ballistic Missile Target in Test Over Hawai'i
- September 02, 2017

The test, scheduled well in advance, was done from the USJohn Paul Jones and comes a day after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan . US forces shot down a medium-range ballistic missile off the coast of Hawaii Wednesday as part of a test conducted amid heightened regional tensions. (more...)
Metallica Treat 'Master of Puppets' to Massive Expanded Reissue Metallica Treat 'Master of Puppets' to Massive Expanded Reissue
- September 02, 2017

Listen to the updated version of Disposable Heroes and a live version of The Thing That Should Not Be below. Digital versions of the standard and deluxe packages are also coming to download and streaming services (except the three-CD expanded edition, which is download-only). (more...)
President Buhari promise to mobilise resources to victims of Benue flood President Buhari promise to mobilise resources to victims of Benue flood
- September 02, 2017

Buhari made these comments as he called for unity in his Eid-el-Kabir message to Nigerians, which he personally signed. Speaking to newsmen at his country home after the Eid-el-Kabir prayers, President Buhari said the NYSC scheme had over the years continued to pursue the goal of integrating the country, noting that the diversity of cultures remained Nigeria's greatest strength. (more...)
British PM May arrives in Japan for talks with Abe British PM May arrives in Japan for talks with Abe
- September 02, 2017

Mark Field, Britain's minister for Asia and the Pacific, summoned the ambassador after North Korea fired a missile over Japan on Tuesday. "Prime Minister Abe and I have agreed to work together, and with others in the worldwide community, to strengthen pressure against North Korea, including by increasing the pace of sanctions implementation", May told a joint news conference with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday. (more...)
No, Jim Mattis Isn't Freezing Trump's New Transgender Military Policy No, Jim Mattis Isn't Freezing Trump's New Transgender Military Policy
- September 02, 2017

The U.S. president and his defense secretary issued divergent comments Wednesday about how to respond to North Korea's advancing ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs. The U.S. and South Korea have been conducting war games in recent days, as rhetoric between North Korea and the United States has heated up. On Tuesday, the UN Security Council - which has already imposed seven sets of sanctions on Pyongyang - unanimously condemned the North's "outrageous" actions, calling them 'not ... (more...)
Korea Welcomes UNSC Denouncement of N. Korea's Missile Launch
- September 02, 2017

The Trump administration's "constant stream of contradictory statements is only confusing our allies and undermining our ability to effectively deal with this growing threat", said Wit, who coordinated a US deal with North Korea in the mid-1990s to freeze its nuclear program. (more...)
Korean court sentences S. Korean reporters, newspaper chairmen to death: KCNA
- September 02, 2017

The government, however, sought to quell the speculation, with the Foreign Ministry saying South Korea continues to observe the current nuclear-free principle and the Defense Ministry downplaying Song's remark as an "introduction" of calls for nuclear armament here. (more...)
Trump administration seeking $5.95 billion 'down payment' on disaster funding Trump administration seeking $5.95 billion 'down payment' on disaster funding
- September 02, 2017

The government's cash reserves are running low since the nation's debt limit has actually already been reached, and the Treasury Department is using various accounting measures to cover expenses. Trump would win the presidency. Bossert did not say how much money would be requested, but it could run in the billions of dollars, putting pressure on already strained finances. (more...)
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 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— 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...)

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