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More than 500k families register for housing help after Harvey More than 500k families register for housing help after Harvey
- September 06, 2017

Port operations along the Texas coast that service the area's oil and gas companies returned to work. "We are going to see how high we can get it". The storm shut about a fourth of USA refinery capacity, much of which is clustered along the Gulf Coast, and caused gasoline prices to spike to a two-year high ahead of the long Labor Day holiday weekend. (more...)
Texas Governor: Harvey more costly than Katrina or Sandy Texas Governor: Harvey more costly than Katrina or Sandy
- September 06, 2017

Many large Texas employers, universities and transit services are reopening or beginning full service on Tuesday after Labor Day, some for the first time since Harvey struck the state on August 25. Hurricane advisories were issued for territories that dot the West Indies, including parts of the Leeward Islands, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in preparation for the storm. (more...)
PA Police to PA Police to "It" prankster: Stop clowning around
- September 06, 2017

The Lititz Police Department published a post on its Facebook page Tuesday morning highlighting the prank: a red balloon tied to a sewer grate at an intersection. Well, as you can imagine, the post went viral and was shared over 12,000 times in the space of less than a day - and it's gotten so popular that the police department issued a follow-up post on the topic. (more...)
Labour confirms it will whip MPs to vote against EU Withdrawal Bill Labour confirms it will whip MPs to vote against EU Withdrawal Bill
- September 06, 2017

Finance minister Philip Hammond urged lawmakers on Monday not to seek to delay the legislation, following reports that the opposition Labour Party is planning to propose several changes to the bill. Labour said last week that it wanted to keep Britain in the Single Market during a transition period after Britain's membership in the bloc ends in March 2019 - an alternative to the Conservative Government's stance. (more...)
Rohingya refugees flee Myanmar violence for Bangladesh Rohingya refugees flee Myanmar violence for Bangladesh
- September 06, 2017

At least a thousand protesters led by the hard-line Islamic Defenders Front and other Muslim groups are demonstrating against Myanmar's persecution of its Muslim Rohingya minority in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. In a media briefing in New Delhi ahead of Modi's visit to Myanmar , Sripriya Ranganathan, Joint Secretary ( Bangladesh and Myanmar ) in the Indian External Affairs Ministry, said both sides would take stock of the ongoing infrastructure projects and also discuss the kind of ... (more...)
Sociedad Quimica y Minera SA (SQM) - BMO Capital Maintains Rating And Updates Price Target
- September 06, 2017

It has outperformed by 53.10% the S&P500. Ativo Capital Management Llc increased its stake in P T Telekomunikasi Indonesia S (TLK) by 99.99% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. These funds have also shifted positions in (SQM). Monroe Commercial Bank And Trust Mi invested in 0% or 100 shares. Schwab Charles Inv Mngmt has 0.01% invested in Gigamon Inc (NYSE:GIMO) for 123,339 shares. (more...)
W/Cup Qualifier: Zambia bear Algeria 3-1 in Lusaka W/Cup Qualifier: Zambia bear Algeria 3-1 in Lusaka
- September 06, 2017

The Super Eagles cemented their leadership of the qualifying group after they won four points off Cameroon in a double-header. African champion Cameroon and Ghana are also way off the pace in their groups. Two minutes later Mwila scored for the hosts. Mwepu then put the result beyond reach in the 88th minute when his low shot from wide on the right from outside the box beat Mbolhi. (more...)
UK ready to intensify Brexit talks: PM May's spokeswoman UK ready to intensify Brexit talks: PM May's spokeswoman
- September 06, 2017

Prominent Tory backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg told the Commons that the EU's proposal for a financial settlement estimated at £50-£80 billion amounted to a "demand for money with menaces" which he branded "ridiculous". It was reported over the weekend that Mr Barnier said he wanted to get as much money out of the United Kingdom as possible. The UK and European Union are in increasingly bad-tempered negotiations over the terms of Britain's withdrawal. (more...)
What could go wrong? Donald Trump to call Malcolm Turnbull
- September 06, 2017

But Turnbull said the two leaders discussed the importance of enforcement of the current sanctions regime and of extra sanctions, which are under consideration, being imposed in the future. North Korea tested a powerful hydrogen bomb Sunday that Pyongyang claimed was compact enough to be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile. (more...)
President Issoufu Of Niger Arrives Nigeria For Meeting With Buhari President Issoufu Of Niger Arrives Nigeria For Meeting With Buhari
- September 06, 2017

The two heads of state discussed bilateral relations, with focus on the state of progress of the strategic pipeline project, the royal office said in a statement. Buhari who described his recovery from illness as the act of the Almighty God said he returned to the country with renewed hope and strength to pursue policies that would improve the livelihood of Nigerians and also reposition the country for good. (more...)
Congressional Democrats back Harvey aid with three-month debt limit increase Congressional Democrats back Harvey aid with three-month debt limit increase
- September 06, 2017

Cornyn said if Paul filibusters a Harvey and debt ceiling bill, GOP leaders would vote to block Paul. Senate Republicans said Tuesday they will link a Hurricane Harvey relief package to an increase in the government's borrowing limit, disappointing conservatives who'd insisted each issue should be debated on its own merits. (more...)
Kurdish forces retake Raqqa's old city from IS Kurdish forces retake Raqqa's old city from IS
- September 06, 2017

The eastern Syrian city was seized by anti-government Syrian rebels in 2013 but then overrun by ISIS in 2014. ISIS has responded to government advances toward one of its last strongholds in Syria by pulling reinforcements from the town of al-Mayadin, a commander in the pro-Assad alliance told Reuters on Monday. (more...)
Prabhas To Learn Hindi From Shraddha While She Learns Telugu From Him Prabhas To Learn Hindi From Shraddha While She Learns Telugu From Him
- September 06, 2017

It will be very interesting to see the fresh pairing of Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor on the silver screen. We all know that Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor are all set to begin the shoot of their much awaited film , Saaho . She will help him with his Hindi for the Hindi version of Saaho . "It is a pact between them", a source told DNA . It is an action thriller which is being made in Telugu and Hindi and will also be dubbed in Tamil and Malayalam. (more...)
In Cabinet Reshuffle, Narendra Modi Rewards Performers, Demotes Laggards In Cabinet Reshuffle, Narendra Modi Rewards Performers, Demotes Laggards
- September 06, 2017

On Sunday, President Ram Nath Kovind, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi , administered the swearing-in-ceremony of nine new ministers . Ms Sitharaman's tasks as Defence Minister will be many, coming so soon after the end of the military stand-off with China at Doklam. (more...)
Rebuilding Jets Start Season With Lots Of New Faces Rebuilding Jets Start Season With Lots Of New Faces
- September 06, 2017

One or two? Didn't we all get over it when they got rid of T.J. Houshmandzadeh or preseason stars like Josh Portis, Terrelle Pryor or Troymaine Pope? The 27-year-old Kearse immediately became the Jets' most experienced receiver on the roster, and a guy who knows what it takes to win a title. (more...)
DOJ places parents of Carl Angelo Arnaiz under witness protection program DOJ places parents of Carl Angelo Arnaiz under witness protection program
- September 06, 2017

The National Bureau of Investigation announced it would probe the murder of the boy, who politicians and rights groups said appeared to be the third teenager murdered as part of Mr Duterte's drug war in the past month. A forensic examination by a government agency which provides legal services to the poor found that Arnaiz was tortured and shot dead while handcuffed. (more...)
May warns against Tory rebellion on Brexit legislation May warns against Tory rebellion on Brexit legislation
- September 06, 2017

Mr Hands was returned as the MP for Chelsea and Fulham in June, but saw his majority nearly halved after a 10.2 per cent swing to Labour, which also picked up the neighbouring seat of Kensington. A major worldwide bank has just given a warning to Theresa May that will be music to the ears of Jeremy Corbyn supporters. "I think she's doing a very good job, a very effective job". (more...)
Durbin and Graham Revive Bipartisan 'DREAM Act' Hours After Trump Rescinds DACA Durbin and Graham Revive Bipartisan 'DREAM Act' Hours After Trump Rescinds DACA
- September 06, 2017

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamWeek ahead: Congress returns to take up bipartisan health care effort DACA debate turns toward Congress as Trump readies decision Graham backs Trump ending DACA with 6-month delay MORE (R-S.C.) said Wednesday that Congress should pass legislation restoring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) along with renewed border security measures, an idea he claims could get bipartisan support. (more...)
House to vote on almost $8 billion in Hurricane Harvey relief House to vote on almost $8 billion in Hurricane Harvey relief
- September 06, 2017

John Cornyn said he is "open" to adding an increase in the debt ceiling to a bill to provide immediate emergency aid to hurricane-ravaged Texas and Louisiana that is expected to move through the House and Senate this week. "There is some urgency to get FEMA some additional funds, I'm told, by the end of the week". Democrats also have not signed off on the plan, in part because Ryan and McConnell have not yet committed to how long the debt-limit increase would last. (more...)
Escaped tiger near Atlanta found, shot by police Escaped tiger near Atlanta found, shot by police
- September 06, 2017

Officers told the news station they didn't want to put any children at risk who were heading to the bus stop. They were also concerned the occupants of the home were in danger. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Henry County Animal Control responded to the scene to remove the deceased tiger from the yard of the residence. (more...)
Putin: North Korea Would 'Eat Grass' Before Giving Up Nukes Putin: North Korea Would 'Eat Grass' Before Giving Up Nukes
- September 06, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that North Koreans would rather "eat grass" than suspend a nuclear weapons program that has led the United States to call for the toughest possible sanctions against Kim Jong Un's isolated regime. (more...)
Labour set to oppose Tories' Labour set to oppose Tories' "power grabbing" Brexit bill
- September 06, 2017

It is the clearest sign yet of the inevitable outcome of Theresa May's loss of her parliamentary majority at the June election - that the battle to pass Brexit legislation will be fierce. "The slogan of the Leave campaign was about people taking back control and restoring powers to parliament". They are not created to frustrate Brexit but to ensure that the right approach is taken and that jobs, living standards and rights are protected. (more...)
Modi congratulates those inducted in Council of Ministers Modi congratulates those inducted in Council of Ministers
- September 06, 2017

The third reshuffle in the Narendra Modi Cabinet on Sunday turned out to be an all-BJP affair, leaving its NDA allies feeling left out at the expense of the saffron party expanding its political footprint. The Ministry of Defence is now under Arun Jaitley , who is also Finance Minister. The politics behind this mega narrative is but to ensure that all of Modi's heroes can saddle up for the poll preparations and the efficient junior ministers can carry on the work that has already been ... (more...)
Kenya: IEBC Need Not Consult on Poll Date, Jubilee Tells Nasa Kenya: IEBC Need Not Consult on Poll Date, Jubilee Tells Nasa
- September 06, 2017

They had initially declared Kenyatta as victor of the elections sparking pockets of violence around capital Nairobi and some other parts of the country. The court said a new election needs to be held by 31 October. Other leaders present during the briefing included former Baringo Central MP Sammy Mwaita, Bishop Jackson Kosgei, Julius Kones and Uasin Gishu Senator Isaac Melly. (more...)
Gov't assures public safety amid North Korea nuclear test Gov't assures public safety amid North Korea nuclear test
- September 06, 2017

Mr Mattis said Donald Trump met with a small group of military and defence officials at the White House after U.S. intelligence officials confirmed the test of a bomb reportedly ready to fit onto an intercontinental ballistic missile. Mr Mattis, however, has said the United States will never run out of diplomatic solutions, implying military action against Mr Kim is a last resort. (more...)
Jacob Rees-Mogg 'completely opposed' to abortion Jacob Rees-Mogg 'completely opposed' to abortion
- September 06, 2017

Pressed on whether his opposition to abortion included cases of rape or incest, Mr Rees-Mogg replied: "I'm afraid so". The MP for North East Somerset discussed his views during an interview on ITV's Good Morning Britain on 6 September, while also distancing himself from talks about him being the current favourite to replace Theresa May. (more...)
Salah goal puts Egypt top of World Cup qualifying group Salah goal puts Egypt top of World Cup qualifying group
- September 06, 2017

Zambia , the only team that can deny Nigeria, closed the gap to three points at the top after winning 1-0 in Algeria on Tuesday night, a result that eliminated Algeria . Uganda have seven points and Egypt six, and Ghana five having played one match more, with only the group winners qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. (more...)
U.S. says North Korea 'begging for war' with nuclear test U.S. says North Korea 'begging for war' with nuclear test
- September 06, 2017

The Russian president who derided increased sanctions as "useless and ineffective" a day earlier welcomed the opportunity to discuss North Korea with the South Korean leader. "They are obviously saying they're working to keep pushing the envelope until they are confident they can strike the USA with an ICBM". It had already mounted a huge show of military force on Monday. (more...)
NWS Pittsburgh: Severe weather expected Monday night NWS Pittsburgh: Severe weather expected Monday night
- September 06, 2017

Another active weather day can be expected on Wednesday with more periodic scattered showers and thunderstorms through the course of the day. UPDATE , 10:45 p.m.: At 10:40 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located near Oakfield and Batavia, moving east at 55 miles per hour. (more...)
Malcolm Turnbull backs Trump on North Korea: 'We are of one mind' Malcolm Turnbull backs Trump on North Korea: 'We are of one mind'
- September 06, 2017

But Russia's UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said on Tuesday that a U.S. bid for the Security Council to vote on September 11 on new sanctions is "a little premature". He also warned that a conflict between the US and North Korea would be "catastrophic" and argued that economic sanctions remained the best option for reining in Pyongyang. (more...)