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More Iowa Red Cross Volunteers Traveling to Texas for Storm Relief Work More Iowa Red Cross Volunteers Traveling to Texas for Storm Relief Work
- August 28, 2017

With torrential rain and wind still battering Houston, Connelly and the other volunteers were standing by Sunday at the regional Red Cross headquarters in Dallas awaiting assignments and instruction. The feature also allows Facebook users to see where people have checked-in on the map. Here's a link to the National ARC website , where you can make a much appreciated donation. (more...)
Local Red Cross officer heads to Houston as rains hit Texas Local Red Cross officer heads to Houston as rains hit Texas
- August 28, 2017

As now Tropical Storm Harvey continues to cause devastation across the state of Texas, recovery efforts are beginning to take hold. "This is one of the worst disasters in American history", Executive Director Tammy Prater says. The Red Cross honors donor intent. The threat from Hurricane Harvey is far from over. The best way to ensure your donation will go to a specific disaster is to write the specific disaster name in the memo line of a check. (more...)
North Korea fires missile into sea
- August 28, 2017

Those flew more than 250 kilometers in the northeastern direction, it added. Gitdaeryong, located near the eastern city of Wonsan, is home to the North's key missile base. Pyongyang threatens strong military counteraction each year. Seoul isn't taking Pyongyang's latest rocket test too seriously, the source continued, because they weren't ICBMs and Pyongyang has often carried out military provocations during joint drills. (more...)
Rex Tillerson slams North Korea missile test but still seeks talks Rex Tillerson slams North Korea missile test but still seeks talks
- August 28, 2017

It was not clear, however, whether the three missiles were fired from a single device or more than one. "The second missile launch at 12:07 p.m. appears to have blown up nearly immediately", the statement read. Kim Jong Un , the North Korean dictator, inspected a special operation forces training of the army which simulated attacks on South Korean islands, according to state media in Pyongyang. (more...)
Goa by-poll counting to begin at 8 am Goa by-poll counting to begin at 8 am
- August 28, 2017

After the first round, Rane had polled 5,395 votes while Naik had got 1,576. After the second round of counting, Telugu Desam Party candidate Brahmananda Reddy was leading by a margin of 2,832 votes over YSR Congress Party candidate Shilpa Mohan Reddy. (more...)
Germany will be harsh with holiday refugees, says Angela Merkel Germany will be harsh with holiday refugees, says Angela Merkel
- August 28, 2017

Even though Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats are far ahead of the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) in opinion polls, some conservative voters are angry that she has opened Germany's borders to more than a million refugees since late 2015. (more...)
Justice Dipak Misra Sworn In As 45th Chief Justice Of India Justice Dipak Misra Sworn In As 45th Chief Justice Of India
- August 28, 2017

He is known for heading the bench that dismissed 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon's plea seeking a stay on his execution, as well as upholding the death sentence given to Nirbhaya's killers. As chairman of National Legal Services Authority, he has introduced several measures to provide legal aid to poor litigants. Misra (64), who takes over from JS Khehar , began his career on February 14, 1977, when he was enrolled as an advocate. (more...)
Dipak Misra sworned as 45th Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra sworned as 45th Chief Justice of India
- August 28, 2017

He has succeeded Jagdish Singh Khehar who demitted office earlier on Monday. In 2009, Mishra assumed the office of Chief Justice of Patna High Court and later became the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court in 2010. Justice Mishra was elevated to the Supreme Court on October 10, 2011. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Orissa High Court on January 17, 1996 and transferred to the Madhya Pradesh High Court on March 3, 1997. (more...)
University of IL bans 'war chant' from sporting events University of IL bans 'war chant' from sporting events
- August 28, 2017

Protests against the mascot dated back to at least 1988, although the school's Board of Trustees initially resisted removing Illiniwek. The song was often played by the Marching Illini before the Illini defended third down of the football games, and as the basketball team took the court for pregame warmups. (more...)
Fargo Police: Body of Savanna Greywind Found Fargo Police: Body of Savanna Greywind Found
- August 28, 2017

Police said her family has been notified. Her body will be taken to the Ramsay County Examiner. Police have been searching for Savanna Greywind since she disappeared August 19. They are expected to be charged this week. "The interviews were cooperative up to that point", Todd said last week. The suspects indicated to police that the infant was Greywind's, but would not answer questions about Greywind's whereabouts. (more...)
Ryan warns Trump not to shut down government over border security funding Ryan warns Trump not to shut down government over border security funding
- August 28, 2017

President Trump has attacked Flake on Twitter and tweeted praise about Flake's primary opponent, Kelli Ward. Blowing up the GOP's attempts to hush Trump's government shutdown threats , Kellyanne Conway said Trump will not back down on the wall, even if he has apparently abandoned his campaign promises of making Mexico foot the bill. (more...)
Macron critique sèchement la Pologne, qui lui répond — Travailleurs détachés Macron critique sèchement la Pologne, qui lui répond — Travailleurs détachés
- August 28, 2017

Selon le Président français, les Polonais méritaient mieux que leurs dirigeants, qui tournent selon lui leur dos aux valeurs européennes et isolent leur pays. Ces travailleurs détachés , qui étaient 286 000 en France en 2015, sont principalement employés dans les secteurs du bâtiment et de l'agriculture. (more...)
Treasury sanctions Russians, Chinese for aiding N. Korea missile program Treasury sanctions Russians, Chinese for aiding N. Korea missile program
- August 28, 2017

China and Russian Federation have called on the U.S.to suspend annual military exercises with South Korea in exchange for Pyongyang halting its missile and nuclear tests as a first step toward direct talks. The Treasury Department says the penalties are meant to further isolate North Korea for its nuclear and missile tests. Federal prosecutors in the U.S. (more...)
How Hoosiers can help the people impacted by Harvey How Hoosiers can help the people impacted by Harvey
- August 28, 2017

The Red Cross has 20 shelters open in Texas and is housing thousands of people who have been displaced by flooding, and has deployed trailers packed with relief supplies to support them. Four people with the American Red Cross in Savannah recently left to help and many more are on the way later this week. The Red Cross honors donor intent. (more...)
Dera violence in Delhi: 10 arrested for arson Dera violence in Delhi: 10 arrested for arson
- August 28, 2017

On Friday night, the Army carried out a flag march in the area. Earlier, Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) B.S. Sandhu said that the bodyguards of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who misbehaved with the police personnel while taking the self styled god man to jail in the police vehicle, were arrested. (more...)
Reports of people climbing into attics to avoid Harvey flooding, officials say Reports of people climbing into attics to avoid Harvey flooding, officials say
- August 28, 2017

Gary Norman, a spokesman for the Houston emergency operations center, says the woman appeared to have gotten out of her vehicle in high water. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency alert for the area around William P Hobby Airport, and the airport said on Twitter that the arrivals section was flooded. (more...)
Chicago Bears Wide Receiver Cameron Meredith Likely Done for Year Chicago Bears Wide Receiver Cameron Meredith Likely Done for Year
- August 28, 2017

Meredith, 24, sustained the injury when he was tackled low by Titans safety Johnathan Cyprien after a 16-yard reception. Last year, Chicago placed him on injured reserve after he fractured his fibula in the same leg on October 2nd. National Football League veterans Kendall Wright and Victor Cruz could make a meaningful impact, but there just isn't any firepower among the lower ranks. (more...)
North Korea fires 3 short-range missiles; US says tests failed North Korea fires 3 short-range missiles; US says tests failed
- August 28, 2017

Dave Benham says the two missiles flew about 250 kilometers (155 miles). South Korea says North Korea has fired several unidentified projectiles to the sea in what appears to be the latest weapons tests for the country that has been rapidly expanding its nuclear weapons and missile program. (more...)
Bodies of All 10 Sailors Recovered from USS McCain Bodies of All 10 Sailors Recovered from USS McCain
- August 28, 2017

Divers have recovered the bodies of all 10 sailors missing after a U.S. Navy destroyer collided with a tanker off the coast of Singapore last week, the Navy said Sunday. McCain's collision with an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters on August 20 was the second crash involving a Navy ship in the Pacific in two months. (more...)
Trump expected to lift ban on military gear to local police forces Trump expected to lift ban on military gear to local police forces
- August 28, 2017

A representative for the Justice Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Police departments will also be able to buy military gear from "other sources" through grant programs that Sessions will apparently restore. "We've seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people a feeling like they're an occupying force", Mr. Obama said in announcing that he was placing curbs on the program. (more...)
Hampshire Man Charged With Attempted Murder Hampshire Man Charged With Attempted Murder
- August 28, 2017

He is thought to be the father of at least two of the children. The children - two girls, aged seven and eight, and two boys, aged nine months and 21 months - are in hospital with serious injuries, although police say their injuries were not consistent with a road accident. (more...)
Trump blames GOP leaders for debt ceiling 'mess' Trump blames GOP leaders for debt ceiling 'mess'
- August 28, 2017

Trump has tweeted numerous times about Harvey since the storm hit the Texas Gulf Coast late Friday. The idea was floated in July but never gained steam in Congress . With his plan running into political quicksand, Trump needs to generate public pressure on reluctant lawmakers to support him. By the start of the new fiscal year on October 1, Congress must also either pass a budget (unlikely) or a temporary spending measure to keep the government operating into the new fiscal year. (more...)
Coast Guard rescues 12 from offshore supply ship near Port Mansfield Coast Guard rescues 12 from offshore supply ship near Port Mansfield
- August 28, 2017

Five Coast Guard helicopters are conducting rescues in the Houston area. White was working at sea when his hat fell into the water, Barney said. His boat revved off with his life jacket inside, and the running motor made it unsafe for him to climb back on. (more...)
Two Mistakes to Avoid on Trump Polling Two Mistakes to Avoid on Trump Polling
- August 28, 2017

Trump initially failed to explicitly condemn white supremacists for their role in the rally and the bloodshed, and said there were egregious displays of bigotry "on many sides ". But 55 percent of the voters disapprove of the way the media covers Trump, compared with 40 percent who back the media's approach. About 39 percent think he is more corrupt than Richard Nixon and about 48 percent want to see him impeached. (more...)
USA says N.Korea missiles failed in flight, exploded on launch USA says N.Korea missiles failed in flight, exploded on launch
- August 28, 2017

Three short-range ballistic missiles has been fired by North Korea from its Kangwon province. All US and Russian ballistic missiles are solid-fuel models. South Korea's presidential office says North Korea has likely tested its 300-millimeter artillery rocket system in the latest launch detected off its eastern coast. (more...)
US Says N.Korea Fired Three 'Short-Range' Ballistic Missiles US Says N.Korea Fired Three 'Short-Range' Ballistic Missiles
- August 28, 2017

He said the first and third missiles failed in flight, while the second missile appeared to have blown up nearly immediately. The command maintained its assessment on the third missile, saying that it appears to have blown up immediately after launch. (more...)
Will the Giants and Diamondbacks reach total? MLB Predictions 8/27/17 Will the Giants and Diamondbacks reach total? MLB Predictions 8/27/17
- August 28, 2017

He gave the bullpen a much-needed rest and showed that he has returned to form after having a slow start to the season. Pollock homered off Madison Bumgarner in the second inning and Martinez broke a 1-1 tie with his homer in the fourth to help Walker (7-7) halt a four-game losing streak. (more...)
North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectiles Into Sea of Japan North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectiles Into Sea of Japan
- August 28, 2017

The JCS says the South Korea and US militaries were analyzing the launch. The region where the missiles were launched, Kittaeryong, is a known military test site frequently used by the North for short-range missile drills, said Kim Dong-yub, a military expert at the Institute for Far Eastern Studies in Seoul . (more...)
Despite political hurdles, Trump defiant on Mexico wall Despite political hurdles, Trump defiant on Mexico wall
- August 28, 2017

Kelli Ward. Without mentioning Flake's name, the president criticized Arizona's junior senator during Tuesday's rally as "weak on borders, weak on crime". He wouldn't speculate on whether the president would veto a measure without it. If the two issues are combined, that would compound the economic consequences of a stand-off. (more...)
North Korea missile launch fails North Korea missile launch fails
- August 28, 2017

PACOM's first news release cited initial assessments indicating that the first and third missiles failed in flight while the second appeared to have blown up nearly immediately. "This is the most tense I've ever seen [it]", a North Korean official told Ripley. In this March 6, 2017, photo distributed by the North Korean government, leader Kim Jong Un , center, smiles at an observation post to watch the launching of Scud missiles in Tongchang-ri in North Pyongan Province, North Korea . (more...)

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