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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 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...)
Lorry drivers charged in connection with fatal M1 Milton Keynes crash
- August 27, 2017

All of those who died are believed to have been travelling in the minibus, which was from the Nottingham area. Police have urged anyone who saw the incident to call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101. A fourth person was admitted to hospital with less severe injuries. Both now remain in police custody. Ch Insp Henry Parsons, of Thames Valley Police, said: "Emergency services are now on the scene responding to this collision and road closures are in place". (more...)
Thousands at boy's burial seek end to Philippine drug war Thousands at boy's burial seek end to Philippine drug war
- August 27, 2017

Lacson, however, hoped that Delos Santos' case will not end up like that of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa, in which the cases filed against policemen involved were watered down or downgraded from murder to homicide. "They can not just wage a drug war against people who have no drug records and are not taking drugs", she said, adding that the boy's father and grandfather have since received anonymous death threats. (more...)
North Korea launches 3 short-range ballistic missiles into sea North Korea launches 3 short-range ballistic missiles into sea
- August 27, 2017

North Korea launched three short-range ballistic missiles from its east coast into the sea, beginning at 5:40 p.m. EST Friday over a period lasting an hour, according to the U.S. The South Korean defence ministry said: "The military is keeping a tight surveillance over the North to cope with further provocations". He said that military would "proceed more thoroughly" with the ongoing Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise, a joint training drill between South Korea and the USA that started Monday. (more...)
Flake Says Trump Is 'Inviting' A 2020 Primary Challenger Flake Says Trump Is 'Inviting' A 2020 Primary Challenger
- August 27, 2017

Congress should censure Trump for his unfit conduct Club for Growth endorses Nicholson in Wisconsin GOP primary Immigration battlefield widens for Trump, GOP MORE in the GOP primary in Arizona next year. McCain by name, but he did say - to the delight of rally-goers - "One vote away!" "One vote away. One vote away". "We can't let that happen again". Sen. (more...)
Baltimore man among 3 more charged in Charlottesville, Va., white supremacist rally Baltimore man among 3 more charged in Charlottesville, Va., white supremacist rally
- August 27, 2017

He was arrested Saturday and is in the custody of the Baltimore County Detention Center in Towson, Md., the police said. The Charlottesville Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division also charged Alex Michael Ramos , 33, with Malicious Wounding in violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-51. (more...)
U.S. revises assessment of N. Korea launch U.S. revises assessment of N. Korea launch
- August 27, 2017

Thousands of USA and South Korean troops are now taking part in joint military drills, which are mainly largely computer-simulated exercises. The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff announced that North Korea launched unidentified projectiles from Gangwon Province at around 6:49 a.m. (more...)
Secretary of State says Trump doesn't speak for American values Secretary of State says Trump doesn't speak for American values
- August 27, 2017

When host Chris Wallace asked whether Tillerson was "separating himself" from Trump's remarks, Tillerson answered, "I've made my own comment as to our values". "I don't think that anyone will doubt the values of the american people or of the determination of the us government" to "defend these values", he said during the television program Fox News Sunday . (more...)
What Is The Future Of Pak-US Relations? What Is The Future Of Pak-US Relations?
- August 27, 2017

He said that Pakistan had undertaken operations against terrorists of all hue and colour and there were no safe havens inside Pakistan being used against Afghanistan. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi praised Pakistan's "great sacrifices" in the fight against terrorism and urged their acknowledgement by the world. (more...)