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US President Trump Plans Personal $1M Donation to Harvey Victims
- September 02, 2017

A week after Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas Gulf Coast, the Trump Administration is asking Congress for nearly $8 billion in disaster relief funds, in what could be the first installment of a recovery effort that may well be the most expensive ever for the federal government in dealing with a domestic natural disaster. (more...)
In rare appearance, Assad ventures to town captured by Hezbollah In rare appearance, Assad ventures to town captured by Hezbollah
- September 02, 2017

More than 300 ISIS militants and about 300 civilians were evacuated from the Lebanese border on Monday as part of a deal with Hezbollah promising them safe passage from their border enclave to the ISIS-held town of Boukamal. "I myself visited President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus and asked him to approve the Qalamoun deal". Their path though, blocked by US-led warplanes. (more...)
DUI crackdown through Labor Day; checkpoints begin Thursday DUI crackdown through Labor Day; checkpoints begin Thursday
- September 02, 2017

Virginia State Police and local law enforcement will step up patrols on the roadways during Labor Day weekend, which has averaged 11 traffic fatalities in the state over the past seven years. State police remind everyone to buckle up, put down their phones when behind the wheel, and to pay attention to what other drivers are doing. Prescott Valley Police, Prescott Police, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, and Yavapai Prescott Tribal Police with take part ... (more...)
Amber Alert canceled as four children from Omaha found safe Amber Alert canceled as four children from Omaha found safe
- September 02, 2017

The missing children have been identified as: Mickayla Brummett, 13, Michael Brummett Jr., 13, Kaleb Brummet, 12, and Miley Brummett, 7. They are the parents of the four children. They live in a home near 121st and Ohern. The grandmother of the children has legal custody. He is a Hispanic man who stands 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 185 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. (more...)
North Korea defector of elite background missing, police say North Korea defector of elite background missing, police say
- September 02, 2017

But the Korean edition has been named Capitalist Republic Of Korea and the cover includes a dollar sign rather than the red star in the North's coat of arms. In June it said it was imposing the death penalty on the South's former president Park Geun-Hye and her former spy agency head Lee Byung-Ho, claiming its state security authorities had foiled a plot by US and South Korean spy agencies to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. (more...)
North Korea calls Japan test a 'prelude' to Guam strike
- September 02, 2017

The KCNA said the launch was in direct response to the joint US-South Korean military drills, as well as to mark the anniversary of the Japan-Korea treaty of 1910, which saw Japan annex the Korean peninsula. Seoul says that while North Korea has twice before fired rockets it said were carrying satellites over Japan - in 1998 and 2009 - it has never before used a ballistic missile, which is unambiguously designed for military strikes. (more...)
Ireland could suffer if Trump's tax plans succeed, says ex-adviser
- September 02, 2017

Trump were on display Tuesday when a 12-person focus group convened in Pittsburgh for a session of "Conversations in America", a series conducted by Emory in collaboration with NBC News and Wall Street Journal pollster Peter D. The poll was carried out after Trump's remarks on the turbulence that took the life of a woman demonstrating against white supremacists and neo-Nazis, but prior to his speech on Monday night outlining his scheme for the war in Afghanistan. (more...)
Ari Fleischer: Trump Gave Texans Hope With Visit Ari Fleischer: Trump Gave Texans Hope With Visit
- September 02, 2017

But so far as we know, the notice on the Gov. Bill Walker fundraiser for September 5, which said "No stiletto heels " was not a microaggression against the First Lady. Actor Zach Braff chipped in on the social media platform: "Melania headed to a disaster zone in stilettos is my Halloween costume". Even if she is famous for wearing them almost all the time , and even if she was planning to change on the plane even before her footwear became the latest internet meme. (more...)
US, South Korea agree to boost Seoul's defenses amid North Korea threat US, South Korea agree to boost Seoul's defenses amid North Korea threat
- September 02, 2017

The US and South Korean forces are nearing the end of the 10-day annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian joint exercises. The two leaders agreed to strengthen the alliance through defence cooperation and to strengthen South Korea's defence capabilities. (more...)
Louis woman recalls her survival during Katrina as Harvey swallows Houston Louis woman recalls her survival during Katrina as Harvey swallows Houston
- September 02, 2017

Meanwhile, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Louisiana is offering to shelter storm victims from Texas. "They took in a lot of people after Katrina , if you remember", Edwards said. "250,000 people from the New Orleans area landed in Houston in the end". Said Mid-City resident Bruce Duco caught up in the traffic jam: "Have you ever been to Harvey?" "The breadth and intensity of this rainfall is beyond anything experienced before and is resulting in catastrophic flooding", the National ... (more...)
Trump, Moon agree to increase Seoul's missile capabilities over South Korean threats Trump, Moon agree to increase Seoul's missile capabilities over South Korean threats
- September 02, 2017

Pyongyang fired an intermediate-range Hwasong-12 over Japan on Tuesday. This marks the first official confirmation of discussions on the tactical nuclear weapon issue between top-level South Korean and U.S. On Thursday, the United States deployed its stealth fighters and strategic bombers to take part in bombing drills aimed at North Korea. "The two leaders noted the need to strengthen the Republic of Korea's defence capabilities to counter provocations and threats from North Korea, and ... (more...)
Harvey victim died trying to feed sister's cat Harvey victim died trying to feed sister's cat
- September 02, 2017

Andrew Pasek, who has been described as a "big animal lover", had been attempting to rescue his sister's cat and check her property in Bear Creek Village when the tragedy occurred. "Go away. Don't help me, '" Pasek's mother told the news station. Flooded sit cars near the Addicks Reservoir as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey in Houston , Aug. (more...)
Trump to donate $1 million to flood relief: White House Trump to donate $1 million to flood relief: White House
- September 02, 2017

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), responsible for coordinating emergency response to natural disasters, is reportedly already spending existing disaster aid reserves-currently valued at $2.1 billion-at a high rate. Asked what he would say to young immigrants who are awaiting his move, scared about their fate, he replied: "I think the dreamers are terrific". U.S. (more...)
Korea threatens S. Korean reporters over book review
- September 02, 2017

The court said it has "seriously warned" the outlets "will be made to pay a high price" for the work. Titled North Korea Confidential: Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors , the book was written in 2015 by two British journalists, Seoul-based correspondent for the Economist , Daniel Tudor, and Reuters' James Pearson. (more...)
Watch out Oprah, German Chancellor Merkel wants her own TV show Watch out Oprah, German Chancellor Merkel wants her own TV show
- September 02, 2017

Under the circumstances, Merkel said she did not think it was appropriate to carry out further discussions with Ankara about its participation in a European Union customs union. A number of German citizens have been caught up in a massive wave of arrests in Turkey since a failed coup attempt a year ago, including journalists and a human rights activist , increasing tensions between Berlin and Ankara. (more...)
Governor, CM greet people on Eid-Ud-Zuha Governor, CM greet people on Eid-Ud-Zuha
- September 02, 2017

On the occasion, the GOC urged that people should cast away all inhibitions and promote harmony, peaceful coexistence and brotherhood. In a message, the Governor said: "I extend my heartiest greetings and warm wishes to the Muslim brethrens of the State on the occasion of Id-ud-Zuha, the feast of sacrifice". (more...)
South Korea Rules Out Bringing Back US Nukes After Missile Launch South Korea Rules Out Bringing Back US Nukes After Missile Launch
- September 02, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with South Korea's Defense Minister Song Young-moo Wednesday. The North incited global alarm on Tuesday when it fired an intermediate-range missile over Japan , triggering condemnation from the UN Security Council and world leaders including the USA and Britain. (more...)
Armed suspects rob pub full of police officers attending party Armed suspects rob pub full of police officers attending party
- September 02, 2017

Unfortunately for the would-be crooks, the bar was filled with police officers attending a retirement party for Sergeant David Neral, a almost 30-year veteran Woodlawn police officer. McInnis appeared to pull his gun up to his stomach, prompting the officers to tackle him and McCoy, who officers feared had a gun in his waistband, the report said. (more...)
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 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
- 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...)