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Katy, Texas next destination for Missouri Task Force One Katy, Texas next destination for Missouri Task Force One
- August 28, 2017

By Thursday, they got word from Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters to start packing up trucks just in case they are needed in Texas to help with the response to the now-Category 3 hurricane . The firefighters come from agencies that include the Denver Fire Department, North Metro Fire Rescue, South Metro Fire Rescue, Aurora Fire Rescue, Poudre Fire Authority, Castle Rock Fire Department, Greeley Fire and more. (more...)
'Victory': Thousands protest far right in San Francisco 'Victory': Thousands protest far right in San Francisco
- August 28, 2017

The protesters showed up to Alamo Square Park on Saturday despite the cancellation of a rally and press conference by the right-wing Patriot Prayer group after officials walled off the area. The protests come a day after thousands turned out to demonstrate against a far-right rally in San Francisco that was twice re-located and then canceled before it began. (more...)
Top Stock Picks for the Day: Callon Petroleum Company (CPE), AmerisourceBergen Corporation Top Stock Picks for the Day: Callon Petroleum Company (CPE), AmerisourceBergen Corporation
- August 28, 2017

Carlo Cannell held 262,646 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $4.04 million, down from 557,453 at the end of the previous reported quarter. About 1.48M shares traded. Voloridge Investment Management Llc increased Westrock Co stake by 159,911 shares to 196,163 valued at $9.96M in 2016Q4. (more...)
Israel procures 17 more F-35 fighter jets Israel procures 17 more F-35 fighter jets
- August 28, 2017

The Israeli security cabinet approved the purchase of the 17 jets in 2016. The initial order of 33 F-35 jets is expected to be completely delivered by 2021. "This is a significant decrease in price compared to the airplanes that the State of Israel has purchased until now", Lavi said. The Ministry said that due to the lower price, Israel Defence Forces (IDF) will consider buying more planes, expanding the fleet from two squadrons, as now planned, to three squadrons. (more...)
South Korea joint military exercises provocative South Korea joint military exercises provocative
- August 28, 2017

The North responded by threatening to fire missiles towards the U.S. Pacific island territory of Guam. The debate at the United Nations began when the US envoy said President Donald Trump's top priority was to protect the United States and its allies against the "growing threat" from North Korea. (more...)
Counter-protesters march in San Francisco Counter-protesters march in San Francisco
- August 28, 2017

In a message to the media Saturday she said she might be forced to cancel if she is not provided police protection. Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson said he cancelled the rally so that no innocent people would get hurt, but he blamed the left wing for the cancellation and accused counterdemonstrators of dogging the group all day so that they could not meet anywhere in or around the city. (more...)
Greenville loses to Mexico, settles for 4th in LLWS Greenville loses to Mexico, settles for 4th in LLWS
- August 28, 2017

Japan will play Sunday against the victor of the USA championship, between Greenville, North Carolina , and Lufkin, Texas . Tokyo Kitasuna, the club representing Japan this year, has won the championship three times before, most recently in 2015 when it was guided by Junnji Hidaka, who also is this season's manager. (more...)
Korea baits US, South by firing missiles
- August 28, 2017

Xi made the remarks in a congratulatory message sent to Moon on the 25th anniversary of the establishment of China-South Korea diplomatic relations, Xinhua said . Asked whether he and Trump had been too quick to imagine that Kim might be ready to show restraint, Tillerson said: "I don't know that we are wrong". (more...)
Two women dead in crash outside New Jersey shopping center Two women dead in crash outside New Jersey shopping center
- August 28, 2017

The accident happened on Route 4 East around 1 a.m. and resulted in several injuries, Paramus Sgt. Mike Pollaro said. Authorities are investigating an early Sunday morning crash near Bergen Town Center Mall in Paramus. The man was treated and released. No identifying information has been released for the victims. As CBS2's Reena Roy reported, two eastbound lanes on Route 4 were still closed at Forest Avenue as of 8 a.m. (more...)
Alerts, Pictures and Updates on Texas and Louisiana Storm Alerts, Pictures and Updates on Texas and Louisiana Storm
- August 28, 2017

It weakened overnight to Category 1 and then to a tropical storm. Hurricane Harvey threw its first punch at Rockport and Fulton , up the coast from Corpus Christi, killing at least one person, injuring others and leaving countless homes and businesses in shambles. (more...)
Local Woman Returns From Texas To Avoid Hurricane Harvey Local Woman Returns From Texas To Avoid Hurricane Harvey
- August 28, 2017

Overwhelmed emergency services warned residents to head for high ground or climb onto rooftops - not into attics - so they could be seen by rescue helicopters. U.S. authorities said about 22 percent of crude production in the Gulf of Mexico, accounting for more than 375,000 barrels a day, was shut down as of Friday. (more...)
China's Xi Jinping says willing to work on differences with South Korea China's Xi Jinping says willing to work on differences with South Korea
- August 28, 2017

In particular, during the 15th and 20th anniversaries, China and South Korea co-held grand joint events together to highlight the strong bilateral ties. But he reiterated that the basic position of Seoul and Washington is not to tolerate North Korea's possession of nuclear arms. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi echoed Xi's message and called for bolstering communication and exchanges between the two ministries and to "enhance mutual understanding and trust". (more...)
Projected Alabama defensive starter suffers gunshot wound
- August 28, 2017

Investigators said Davis was not targeted, but he was hit by a stray bullet. Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jason Powell didn't reveal Davis' identity and called the injury minor, per the AP. The report said the 20-year-old was uncooperative when he spoke to investigators at a local hospital. Davis had one sack while appearing in seven games last season. (more...)
Cruise Ships Give Hurricane Harvey a Wide Berth Cruise Ships Give Hurricane Harvey a Wide Berth
- August 28, 2017

Hurricane Harvey is the strongest one to hit the United States in 12 years with wind speeds of up to 130mph and rains of around 40 inches. In a statement on its website , Carnival said that two other ships have been affected by the storm and had to dock in New Orleans "for a short technical stop to replenish provisions before resuming course to Galveston" Saturday evening. (more...)
North Korea fires 'several projectiles — BBCI North Korea fires 'several projectiles — BBCI
- August 28, 2017

The launches come as tens of thousands of South Korean and U.S. troops take part in joint military drills in the south of the peninsula, which the North views as highly provocative. However, after weeks of no missile activity from North Korea, the United States had started to express hope that perhaps the regime was starting to back down. (more...)
CBS Houston forced to evacuate building because of flooding CBS Houston forced to evacuate building because of flooding
- August 28, 2017

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said at a news conference Sunday that the additional boats and vehicles that Texas is sending to the Houston area are not able to get to the area due to flooded roadways, per the Associated Press. KHOU's Len Cannon was live when water started crawling toward the anchor desk in the studio, the station reported . The area is across the street from Buffalo Bayou which is seeing enormous flooding as Harvey dumps staggering amounts of rain on the Greater Houston ... (more...)
North Korea is reported to have launched several missiles, heightening tensions North Korea is reported to have launched several missiles, heightening tensions
- August 28, 2017

Kim Dong-yub, a former South Korean military official who is now an analyst at Seoul's Institute for Far Eastern Studies, said that South Korean assessment doesn't necessarily contradict the USA evaluation that the launches involved ballistic missiles. (more...)
Backers bemoan expulsion by Guatemala president Backers bemoan expulsion by Guatemala president
- August 28, 2017

Fransisco de Mata, the president of the court, said on Sunday that it had issued a temporary injunction blocking the order to expel Ivan Velasquez, head of the UN International Committee Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), to leave the country. (more...)
13 killed, 22 injured in blast in Afghanistan's Nawa district 13 killed, 22 injured in blast in Afghanistan's Nawa district
- August 28, 2017

At least 19 people were reported to have been injured in the blast near a market in the district on Sunday, Omar Zwak, the spokesperson for the Helmand governor, said. He said the attack killed 39 soldiers and police, including senior commanders, a claim rejected by officials. The Taliban, which controls much of Helmand outside the provincial capital Lashkar Gah, claimed responsibility for the attack in a WhatsApp message sent to journalists. (more...)
Tropical Storm Watch: Heavy Rain & Wind Heading to NC Coast Tropical Storm Watch: Heavy Rain & Wind Heading to NC Coast
- August 28, 2017

Whether this storm becomes Tropical Storm Irma or not doesn't actually matter too much, the impacts will be gusty winds and rain either way. An area of heavy storms off the coast of Florida will track toward N.C. Additionally, the low-pressure system in tandem with strong high pressure over the Northeast will create an onshore wind flow. Monday night, the system will be moving along the coast of SC, moving northward off the North Carolina coast by Tuesday morning. (more...)
Nursing home residents rescued from floodwaters in Texas after viral photo Nursing home residents rescued from floodwaters in Texas after viral photo
- August 28, 2017

But the pic is apparently legitimate, and David Popoff - Dickinson's emergency management coordinator - says rescues are underway. The paper quoted Popoff as saying, "We were air-lifting grandmothers and grandfathers". A catastrophe of untold magnitude is still unfolding in Southeast, Texas as floodwaters inundate a large swath of the Houston-Galveston area following Hurricane Harvey. (more...)
Cohn criticizes Trump's response to Charlottesville in interview Cohn criticizes Trump's response to Charlottesville in interview
- August 27, 2017

Trump came under fire for saying "both sides" were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville earlier this month. At Friday's White House press briefing, Mnuchin told reporters, "under no circumstances was I going to resign". Sanders was pressed repeatedly on Cohn's comments . New York Magazine columnist Jonathan Chait offered a withering assessment entitled, " Gary Cohn Defies Nazis By Supporting Their Favorite President". (more...)
Girl dies after shooting in Sydney's west, police say Girl dies after shooting in Sydney's west, police say
- August 27, 2017

A woman was seen speaking with paramedics before opening the door of an ambulance which was occupied by another woman. A six-year-old girl has died after she was shot in the neck in Sydney's west. "She was screaming it was his fault because he had a gun in the house". Detectives from Quakers Hill have spoken to the girls family and continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident. (more...)
Wakeboarder Mark Griffin brings PH bronze in 2017 SEA Games Wakeboarder Mark Griffin brings PH bronze in 2017 SEA Games
- August 27, 2017

Thailand, meanwhile, will have playmaker Chaiyawat Buran back from a two-match suspension for the game with Myanmar. Per countries, Malaysia continues at the top of the medal count, with 70 gold medals , while Singapore is in the third position, with 39. (more...)
Over 2000 Texas Guardsmen activated for Hurricane Harvey Over 2000 Texas Guardsmen activated for Hurricane Harvey
- August 27, 2017

All were in stable condition with no injuries, the Coast Guard said. "Nothing is more important to our Guardsmen that the chance to serve their local community". This comes after Hurricane Harvey slammed into dozens of cities in Texas. He says the Port of Brownsville reopened Saturday morning and they haven't yet been able to assess the Port of Victoria. (more...)
Ivanka Trump accused of faking her fan mail Ivanka Trump accused of faking her fan mail
- August 27, 2017

That became evident when the First Daughter posted a picture with fan mail from children to Twitter and once again found herself the subject of ridicule. Somebody wrote: "So now taxpayers are paying someone to sit and write fake kids'letters?" Please check out http://hurricanes.gov for preparedness tips. (more...)
People gather at the Oval to rally against hate groups People gather at the Oval to rally against hate groups
- August 27, 2017

She has said she will attend, and asked others not to do so; however, community organizer Ansen Hatcher has said the rally is on. According to police, individuals planning to attend the rally are not allowed to bring backpacks or bags, weapons, firearms, simulated firearms, dirks, daggers, ice picks, ammunition, tasers, stun guns, mace, pepper spray, shields, fireworks, baseball bats, balls or other projectiles, illegal drugs and tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. (more...)
Birling Gap beach evacuated after suspected chemical leak Birling Gap beach evacuated after suspected chemical leak
- August 27, 2017

People living near the coast have been told to keep doors and windows closed with the source of the haze still being investigated. Eyewitnesses are reporting a "chemical incident" at Birling Gap, with some describing breathing difficulties. (more...)
Heat wave to peak Monday, increase fire danger throughout LA County Heat wave to peak Monday, increase fire danger throughout LA County
- August 27, 2017

Heat records are expected to be broken in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, while an excessive heat warning will be in effect through Wednesday for Orange County, San Diego, western Riverside and southwestern San Bernardino counties. The NWS advises people to limit the amount of time they spend outdoors, especially in the middle of the day, drink plenty of water and find air conditioning if you can. (more...)
Senior US delegation in Israel trying to revive peace talks Senior US delegation in Israel trying to revive peace talks
- August 27, 2017

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and close adviser Jared Kushner has landed in Israel , along with a senior delegation, for the objective of trying to renew the all but defunct Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The move, White House officials and outside advisers said, underscored the administration's commitment to brokering a Middle East peace deal, even amid recent setbacks in the region. (more...)

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