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Sunny and Warm for Labor Day, Some Rain This Week Sunny and Warm for Labor Day, Some Rain This Week
- September 07, 2017

That front will bring us a chance of rain and storms beginning around 3 p.m. for our far northern tier of counties and then move through the heart of our area around 6 or 7 p.m. Highs may actually stay in the 70s a few days during this stretch while overnight lows tumble into the low 50s. Highs in the upper 70s and 80s tomorrow, with hotter upper 80s to lower 90s Thursday . (more...)
NFL Star JJ Watt grateful for Tropical Storm Harvey help NFL Star JJ Watt grateful for Tropical Storm Harvey help
- September 07, 2017

So, Watt stepped in. Some areas struggled to restore drinking water service to residents as people waited in lines that often stretched for more than a mile to get bottled water. He calls the guys his heroes, and today he got to see them in action. And they did the right thing. One of the volunteers, Eara Rockette. The city cut off power to homes on Sunday morning to encourage evacuations, but conflicting information about who must leave angered some residents. (more...)
Abu Dhabi will have its own Louvre come November Abu Dhabi will have its own Louvre come November
- September 07, 2017

Visitors will be able to walk along promenades overlooking the sea beneath the museum's 180-meter dome comprised of nearly 8,000 unique metal stars set in a complex geometric pattern. A special inaugural exhibition, "From One Louvre to Another", to open on December 21, will look at the history of Musée du Louvre in Paris, from the royal collections at Versailles under King Louis XIV to the creation of the modern museum. (more...)
This is officially the UK's 'ugliest building' of 2017 This is officially the UK's 'ugliest building' of 2017
- September 07, 2017

Nova Victoria, a mixed-use development in central London, had the dubious honour of winning the prize this year. Located less than a half of a mile from Buckingham Palace, Nova Victoria was created to be something brilliant and bold. "It's a crass assault on all your senses from the moment you leave the Tube station", said judge Catherine Croft of the building, whose tenants include and BHP Billiton and Sky, as well as trendy restaurant chains Barbecoa and Franco Manca. (more...)
Are White Christians Now A Minority Group? Are White Christians Now A Minority Group?
- September 07, 2017

Today, only 43 % of Americans identify as white and Christian, compared to 81 percent 40 years ago. Somehow, surveying the number of remaining white Christians in America seems neither Christian nor American. Christianity is still the faith of choice for almost 70 percent of American who profess belief in a higher power, the survey finds . Nationally, 24 percent are unaffiliated . (more...)
NC man who blamed cough syrup after wife's death appears in court NC man who blamed cough syrup after wife's death appears in court
- September 07, 2017

A lot of times I can't sleep at night, so I took some."Listen to the chilling moment Matthew Phelps calls 911:"As a pharmacist, it was one of the first things that caught my attention when I saw there was a medication that could have potentially been overdosed", Dr. (more...)
These Celebrities Will Headline Hurricane Harvey Relief TV Telethon These Celebrities Will Headline Hurricane Harvey Relief TV Telethon
- September 07, 2017

Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey will air on CBS , ABC, NBC , Fox , and CMT on September 12 at 8 p.m. ET (with a replay set for 8 p.m. The hourlong telethon will air 8-9 PM ET and replay at 8-9 PM PT on the West Coast. Donations will be accepted over phone, text, or online . Since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in late August, a number of country artists have stepped up to help raise money for and find other ways to support those affected . (more...)
Syria to face Australia in World Cup hunt as Saudis qualify Syria to face Australia in World Cup hunt as Saudis qualify
- September 07, 2017

Mathew Leckie restored Australia's lead but, with the home side looking to win by as big a margin as possible to give themselves an advantage over the Saudis, the atmosphere at AAMI Stadium fizzled out at the end. "People can have their judgements on me, but I won't be pushed into the shadows of Australian football history like others by bowing to certain parts". (more...)
Russian Federation to work on trilateral projects with North & South Korea Russian Federation to work on trilateral projects with North & South Korea
- September 07, 2017

United Nations ambassadors Vasily Nebenzya, Liu Jieyi and Nikki Haley on September 4. The Russian leader, speaking in China on Tuesday, condemned the latest nuclear test as provocative, but said Russia views sanctions on North Korea as "useless and ineffective". (more...)
'Mean Girls' Broadway musical sets spring 2018 premiere date 'Mean Girls' Broadway musical sets spring 2018 premiere date
- September 07, 2017

Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre will host the world premiere of Mean Girls , with performances running October 31-December 3. Lorne Michaels is credited as a producer on the musical, with music by Fey's husband Jeff Richmond , lyrics by Nell Benjamin ( Legally Blonde ), and Casey Nicholaw ( The Book of Mormon, Aladdin ) directing. (more...)
State Releases ISTEP+ Scores State Releases ISTEP+ Scores
- September 07, 2017

So schools are working hard to improve the scores. "It is good they are not decreasing but we always want to see improvement". At the same time, however, the ISTEP will still be tied for one more year to A-F accountability grades from the state, which can bring state intervention for schools that have multiple years of low ratings. (more...)
Hurricane Katia forms in Gulf of Mexico Hurricane Katia forms in Gulf of Mexico
- September 07, 2017

CDT advisory from the National Hurricane Center , Tropical Storm Jose was located about 1,135 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and was moving west-northwest at 17 mph. Upon approaching the Leeward Islands, Jose would likely move out to sea due to a lack of "steering flow", making it unlikely the storm would make landfall elsewhere, AccuWeather said . (more...)
NASCAR punishes Gibbs, Hendrick, Penske NASCAR punishes Gibbs, Hendrick, Penske
- September 07, 2017

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver will remain the victor of record for both races , however he will not receive the five bonus points earned for winning the Cup race that can be used in the championship playoffs. Team Penske's second-place auto of Joey Logano also violated the suspension rule and his crew chief, Greg Erwin, was fined $25,000 and suspended two races . (more...)
Hurricane Irma: Florida-Northern Colorado game moved to afternoon Hurricane Irma: Florida-Northern Colorado game moved to afternoon
- September 07, 2017

The will stream on the SEC Network Plus, and on the WatchESPN app . The game was going to be a 7:30 p.m. start, but the anticipated impact of Hurricane Irma prompted the Gators to make a change. For Gators fans, this is a familiar feeling. Florida having games affected by weather is nothing new. This time, it's Hurricane Irma, which is now battering the Leeward Islands with winds of 185 miles per hour. (more...)
A Charlotte mayoral candidate is reminding people she's white A Charlotte mayoral candidate is reminding people she's white
- September 07, 2017

The post was soon taken down. "The Charlotte mayoral contest will be decided based on who can best promote public safety, provide economic development, and improve critical infrastructure needs", said NCGOP Chair Robin Hayes in a statement. (more...)
Mexico, US And Canada Expect To Advance Further In Next Rounds — NAFTA Mexico, US And Canada Expect To Advance Further In Next Rounds — NAFTA
- September 07, 2017

USA trade czar Robert Lighthizer , who says two dozen chapter texts have been tabled, reiterated some of his tough-talk remarks from the opening round but nonetheless struck a less aggressive tone. "The parties hope to advance further in the coming weeks", said the bloc in the document. Moving quickly to consolidate texts is paramount if they are to achieve that goal. (more...)
Vincent Announces Release Date for New 'First Person' Album 'Masseduction' Vincent Announces Release Date for New 'First Person' Album 'Masseduction'
- September 07, 2017

In a mock press conference announcing the album on Facebook , she said "literally the only point" of the record is it's about love, and stressed that the title is pronounced "Mass Seduction", not "Mass Education". In the conference, she also announced that she had produced the album with Jack Antonoff , and bluntly discussed the overall theme of the album. Pre-order a copy here, listen to "Los Ageless" and check out the track list below. (more...)
Tennessee WR Jennings dislocates wrist Tennessee WR Jennings dislocates wrist
- September 07, 2017

ESPN .com reported that the junior wide receiver was scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday to fix a dislocated wrist. Jones didn't specify the nature of Jennings' injury, which kept the junior from playing in the second half of the 25th-ranked Volunteers' 42-41 double-overtime victory over Georgia Tech on Monday. (more...)
Franco (FNV) Stake Upped by Veritas Investment Management Uk Ltd
- September 07, 2017

The stock has "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, January 20. Institutional investors own 60.28% of the company's stock. Its down 0.41, from 1.35 in 2016Q3. The firm has a market capitalization of $15.56 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 105.78 and a beta of -0.07. 11/08/2016 - Franco-Nevada Corporation had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at RBC Capital. (more...)
RSC Chairman: Harvey aid could be jeopardized if linked with debt ceiling RSC Chairman: Harvey aid could be jeopardized if linked with debt ceiling
- September 07, 2017

Of course , increasing the debt limit without taking a look at the nation's spending just perpetuates the problem. As it became clear Mr. McConnell couldn't summon enough Republican votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Senate majority leader stopped responding to the president's chitchat, the people familiar said. (more...)
Some mandatory evacuations lifted for Alice Creek Fire Some mandatory evacuations lifted for Alice Creek Fire
- September 07, 2017

The Diamond Creek wildfire burning between Cathedral and Manning provincial parks grew overnight but is still not an immediate threat to any structures, says fire information officer Jody Lucius. "I think we're still on track this year of covering the normal, everyday calls for services and the cases, but the detectives have been working a lot of overtime related to the fires". (more...)
Hurricane Harvey recovery cost estimated at $180bn: Texas gov. Hurricane Harvey recovery cost estimated at $180bn: Texas gov.
- September 07, 2017

US gasoline prices fell on Tuesday as traders priced in a continued restart of flooded Gulf Coast refineries. As Harvey's rainfall tapered off over the weekend in Texas , the region is starting to take stock of the damage as it enters the next phase of recovery. (more...)
Prep roundup: Manatee, Bayshore win volleyball games
- September 07, 2017

Izzy Perez had 22 assists. For Rehobeth, Mackenzie Mann had six kills, Blake Gibson had five kills, two blocks and three digs and Polly Glass had four kills and two blocks. Rachel Carney had four kills, and Natalie Conrad recorded four digs and two assists in the Raider's loss. Madee Foster had 22 digs, three kills and two points. (more...)
Charlottesville city council votes unanimously to remove another Confederate statue
- September 07, 2017

The Lee statue was at the center of the August 12 protests, in which 19 other people were also injured. Both statues will remain for now while a lawsuit over their removal plays out. The resolution passed by the city council on Tuesday calls for the Jackson statue to be removed "in a manner that preserves the integrity of the sculpture" and to be sold or transferred to an entity that preferably would display it in an educational, historic or artistic context. (more...)
Boy, 14, leaves blue whale challenge halfway Boy, 14, leaves blue whale challenge halfway
- September 07, 2017

The IICs/OICs have been instructed to quickly respond to reports associated with the lethal online game and take immediate steps to identifying the links/mobile applications/web based applications containing Blue Whale Challenge game and furnish the same to the CID Crime Branch for taking prompt steps in removing those links from the internet. (more...)
Korea close to long-range missile capability Korea close to long-range missile capability
- September 07, 2017

March 6, 2017: Fires four ballistic missiles in what it says is an exercise to hit United States bases in Japan . The Missile Defense Agency said Wednesday it had conducted a successful missile defense test that intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile off the coast of Hawaii. (more...)
More than 100 hikers rescued in Oregon More than 100 hikers rescued in Oregon
- September 07, 2017

A portion of Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state has been closed because of its proximity to a nearby wildfire. No known residential structure losses have been reported. The Oregon State Police said in a statement Tuesday the teen from Vancouver, and others, may have been using fireworks on the Eagle Creek Trail. The sheriff's office says travelers should avoid SR-14 unless they have to travel through the area. (more...)
White House defends ending DACA as White House defends ending DACA as "responsible" decision
- September 07, 2017

The administration will now defer to Congress on any legislative solutions. "Is the media not supposed to report on the fact that 95 percent of what he says is a lie? " asked co-host Joy Behar of Huckabee Sanders, after the press secretary claimed she hoped the media would get back to a more balanced approach to covering the president. (more...)
Michelle Obama celebrates Beyonce's birthday by dressing up like her Michelle Obama celebrates Beyonce's birthday by dressing up like her
- September 07, 2017

Her husband, Jay-Z, who has celebrated his wife's previous birthdays with love notes and video montages, took it up a notch this year. Michelle's photographs are getting the most attention because of her outstanding outfits. Her own mother, Tina Knowles Lawson , and mother-in-law, Gloria Carter , also got in on the celebration. According to a report by E!, Jay-Z said: 'Shout out to Beyonce! Beautiful Bey is in the house tonight. (more...)
China said to be considering oil sanctions on North Korea China said to be considering oil sanctions on North Korea
- September 07, 2017

Speaking Tuesday at the sidelines of the now-concluded BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit of emerging national economies in the Chinese city of Xiamen, Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned North Korea over its latest missile test, but warned that ramping up "military hysteria" will only lead to a " global catastrophe ". (more...)