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Hurricane Harvey's damage bill in the billions Hurricane Harvey's damage bill in the billions
- August 28, 2017

Members of the Texas Task Force 1 search and rescue team go door to door looking for people that may need help after Hurricane Harvey passed through on August 26, 2017 in Rockport, Texas. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the east Texas coast north of Corpus Christi Friday night as a devastating Category 4 storm. To help with the ongoing relief efforts, Apple now lets you donate for Harvey storm relief via iTunes. (more...)
OPP's historic $250M cocaine seizure linked to Port of Montreal OPP's historic $250M cocaine seizure linked to Port of Montreal
- August 28, 2017

The OPP held a news conference at their general headquarters in Orillia on Monday to announce the drug bust attended by OPP Commissioner Vince Hawkes, Deputy Commissioner Rick Barnum, Peel Regional Police Superintendent Barry Nolan, CBSA Operations Branch Assistant Director Siegfried Funk, and Deputy Director of Operations for FINTRAC Barry MacKillop. (more...)
Army chief, Tajik president underscore importance of supporting Afghan-led peace process Army chief, Tajik president underscore importance of supporting Afghan-led peace process
- August 28, 2017

General Bajwa thanked the Tajik president for supporting Pakistan's membership of Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Pakistan and Afghanistan need to give a coordinated response to militants to fight terrorism instead of playing the "blame-game" in dealing with the issue, Pakistan army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa has said. (more...)
Kent State head coach to miss Clemson game Kent State head coach to miss Clemson game
- August 28, 2017

Haynes, 48, is set to begin his fifth season at his alma mater, where he has a record of 12-35. He took over the program in December 2012 after one season at Arkansas. Interim coach Treadwell has been with Kent State since 2014 and also served as an interim coach with Michigan State in 2010. Haynes played at Kent State from 1987-1991 as a defensive back. (more...)
Alia Bhatt And Team Raazi Face Trouble Because Of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Alia Bhatt And Team Raazi Face Trouble Because Of Gurmeet Ram Rahim
- August 28, 2017

While the situation is only expected to get worse considering the court is set to pronounce the final verdict today. According to the Mid-day report, director Meghna Gulzar was filming a scene with the lead stars on Friday afternoon when the news of violence reached the team. (more...)
Taoiseach to ask for Ibrahim Halawa to be returned home after trial Taoiseach to ask for Ibrahim Halawa to be returned home after trial
- August 28, 2017

A spokesman for Mr Varadkar said both the Taoiseach and the Egyptian president looked forward to the matter "being brought to an early and satisfactory conclusion so that they could concentrate on broader and normal bilateral relations between Ireland and Egypt, in areas like trade, tourism and political cooperation, in the period ahead". (more...)
Verdict expected in Ibrahim Halawa case Verdict expected in Ibrahim Halawa case
- August 28, 2017

Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan says it's time says it's time the Government harden's its stance. In a 25-minute call this evening, President Al-Sisi promised the Taoiseach that the matter would be resolved "swiftly" as soon as a verdict is given. (more...)
Back to school bus safety reminders Back to school bus safety reminders
- August 28, 2017

When it comes to the buses dropping off or picking up students, there's one thing to remember if your sharing the road with them. Children must never enter the roadway, even if their bus has stopped to pick them up, until they have looked both ways and have seen that traffic has come to a complete standstill. (more...)
Wipro Employees From India Among 8 Killed In UK Accident Wipro Employees From India Among 8 Killed In UK Accident
- August 28, 2017

Three of those killed in the accident were Indian tech major Wipro employees. The driver of the bus, Cyriac Joseph, was among those who lost their lives in the accident. The IT workers and their families were on a holiday trip to Europe run by Eurostar. The minibus had been flattened after it collided with an AIM Logistics truck and a FedEx lorry. (more...)
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment
- August 28, 2017

His lawyers said the sentencing entailed consecutive, not concurrent terms, reported BBC . Singh is planning to appeal against the conviction. "Besides, the internet lease lines on the premises of the Dera Sacha Sauda , Sirsa have been suspended till August 29". (more...)
Inspection of Iran's military sites not allowed: Leader's Military advisor Inspection of Iran's military sites not allowed: Leader's Military advisor
- August 28, 2017

On Wednesday, the Washington Post said Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Zarif, complained to IAEA Director-General Yukiya Amano that Haley's recent visit to the IAEA headquarters in Vienna was meant to sow doubt about the nuclear agreement. (more...)
Texas governor activates entire state National Guard for Harvey recovery Texas governor activates entire state National Guard for Harvey recovery
- August 28, 2017

Abbott told reporters that for now, his primary concern remains "dramatic flooding" in his state, and warned residents to be on guard for rapidly rising water. "Is it safe for you to come out and help?'" "That's basically how notice works", Rojas said. We will remain here as long as we are needed. Harvey rolled over the Texas Gulf Coast on Saturday, smashing homes and businesses and lashing the shore with wind and rain so intense that drivers were forced off the road because they could not ... (more...)
Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) Trading Down - Insider Trading Activity
- August 28, 2017

In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 1.94% with $304.28 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. The stock of Amphenol Corporation (NYSE: APH ) has "Top Pick" rating given on Friday, January 15 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, September 20, the company rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs. (more...)
USA says North Korea missiles failed in flight, exploded on launch USA says North Korea missiles failed in flight, exploded on launch
- August 28, 2017

Three North Korea short-range ballistic missiles failed on Saturday, U.S. military officials said, which, if true, would be a temporary setback to Pyongyang's rapid nuclear and missile expansion. 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...)
NYPD Forced to Trash 36000 'Useless' Cell Phones NYPD Forced to Trash 36000 'Useless' Cell Phones
- August 28, 2017

Why? "Life and death situations rely on outdated phones running Microsoft's Windows Phone software", read an October report, which was posted with the headline, "This is NYPD's official crime-fighting phone". "Nobody purchases 36,000 phones based on the judgment of one person", a source told New York Post . In comparison, the iPhone 6, released in September 2014, is still receiving regular updates from Apple. (more...)
It's Brexit, Jim, But Not As We Know It — Labour's EU Policy It's Brexit, Jim, But Not As We Know It — Labour's EU Policy
- August 28, 2017

Sir Keir is talking about how, not whether, Brexit happens. Kempf said the United Kingdom must make clear statements on the terms of its withdrawal, but that there doesn't appear to be a single agreed-upon British government position. Is the use of the word "a" instead of "the" really that significant? More than that, it also has to put the U.K.in a plainly disadvantageous position. (more...)
Mattis: US Troop Reduction in Exercise Not Due to N. Korea Concerns Mattis: US Troop Reduction in Exercise Not Due to N. Korea Concerns
- August 28, 2017

There was only one problem: All three of the missiles were massive failures. "Let's see what he does with Guam ", Trump said, promising a USA response "the likes of which nobody's ever seen before". The second most important reason why South Korea is safe is that the joint military strength of South Korea and U.S. is far superior to North Korea's . (more...)
Hillary Clinton's book tour hits Boston in November Hillary Clinton's book tour hits Boston in November
- August 28, 2017

The former secretary of state notably had no campaign stops in the state during her bid for the presidency, and was the first-major party nominee to completely ignore Wisconsin since 1972. The 15-city speaking tour is being billed as a "detailed and surprisingly funny" look at her journey, the process of writing the book and her plans for the future. (more...)
Kenya introduces world's harshest law on plastic bags Kenya introduces world's harshest law on plastic bags
- August 28, 2017

But Judy Wakhungu, Kenya's environment minister, said enforcement would initially be directed at manufacturers and suppliers. The industry argues that no less than 80,000 jobs are at stake. The plastic bags have always been identified as a major cause of environmental damage and health problems, killing birds, fish and other animals that mistake them for food, said the United Nations environment agency. (more...)
Trump taunts Hill Republicans, claims handful of Dems 'control the Senate' Trump taunts Hill Republicans, claims handful of Dems 'control the Senate'
- August 28, 2017

The debt ceiling? The GOP isn't even going to fight it, just raise it. "With a Republican House, Senate and administration, Republicans have absolutely no excuses for threatening America's families with a destructive and pointless government shutdown", she said in a statement Wednesday. (more...)
Local Red Cross heads to Texas, explains how you can help Local Red Cross heads to Texas, explains how you can help
- August 28, 2017

The South Carolina Red Cross has sent volunteers from our state to assist people who have been affected by Tropical Storm Harvey . More Hawaiʻi volunteers are on standby to possibly deploy. Red Cross spokeswoman Trish Burnett told WJBC's Scott Laughlin and Patti Penn volunteers will serve in two-to-three week deployments and more volunteers will be headed south to relieve the first wave of volunteers . (more...)
Harvey Update Plus Rain for SE WI Harvey Update Plus Rain for SE WI
- August 28, 2017

Areas that have already seen rainfall above 20 inches could pick up another 20 through Thursday. Mornings look to stay mostly dry and as the day heats up, more storms will pick up along the bands. Rain should dissipate in the evening. Temperatures will be back in the mid-upper 70s. But, he said, it could still produce 5 to 12 inches of rain in Southwest Louisiana and 10 to 18 inches of rain in Southeast Texas. (more...)
Floodwaters rising after reservoir release in West Houston Floodwaters rising after reservoir release in West Houston
- August 28, 2017

Zetterstrom noted that the water in the reservoirs will flow into the Buffalo Bayou whether it goes through the gates or around the end of the dams. Rising water levels and continuing rain was putting pressure on the dams that could cause a failure without the release. "During the 2016 tax day flood Addicks and Barker Dams reduced Buffalo Bayou's peak discharge from 132,853 c.f.s.to 7,160 c.f.s". (more...)
Storm Harvey: Houston battles 'unprecedented' floods Storm Harvey: Houston battles 'unprecedented' floods
- August 28, 2017

Regularly inundated by floodwaters ever since its settlement in the mid-1800s, Houston looked on warily even before Harvey roared ashore. More than 50,000 people were ordered to leave parts of Fort Bend County, about 55km southwest of Houston , as the Brazos River was set to crest at a record high of 18 metres this week, 4.3 metres above its flood stage. (more...)
North Korea Signals It Has A More Powerful ICBM In The Works North Korea Signals It Has A More Powerful ICBM In The Works
- August 28, 2017

Dave Benham says the two missiles flew about 250 kilometers (155 miles). One appeared to have blown up nearly immediately while two flew about 250 km (155 miles) in a northeasterly direction, Pacific Command said , revising an earlier assessment that two of the missiles had failed in flight. (more...)
German killer nurse suspected of killing 84 German killer nurse suspected of killing 84
- August 28, 2017

Relatives of patients who died in clinics where he worked had urged police to investigate further. Oldenburg police chief Johann Kuehme said: "Eighty-four killings . Authorities are pursuing criminal cases against former staff as they believe numerous deaths could have been prevented "if the people responsible at the time" had been quicker to alert authorities. (more...)
Vehicle bomb kills 11 in Baghdad's Sadr City Vehicle bomb kills 11 in Baghdad's Sadr City
- August 28, 2017

The casualties were evacuated to two hospitals in Sadr City. It was not immediately clear if a suicide bomber had driven the vehicle to the target or if it was a parked auto bomb, police sources said. The Islamic State group often claims responsibility for large-scale attacks targeting Shiacivilians in Iraq's capital. The Associated Press could not verify the authenticity of the statement. (more...)
Former US Ambassador: Iran Bigger Threat to the Middle East Than ISIS Former US Ambassador: Iran Bigger Threat to the Middle East Than ISIS
- August 28, 2017

Subsequently, inconvenient rulers were replaced by outside powers in Iran or elsewhere. Perhaps, when you think about whose responsibility it is to contribute humanitarian aid to Syria , Israel would not be top of the list. Ten-week after the rift between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and its allies in the Persian Gulf, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Ali Al-Thani, a descendant of Qatar's founder who is a little-known businessman in London was embraced by the Saudi officials. (more...)
Finnish police identity knife attack suspect who gave false name Finnish police identity knife attack suspect who gave false name
- August 28, 2017

The suspect has been hospitalized since officers shot him in the thigh to stop the August 18 knife attack in the southwestern city of Turku, 170 kilometers (105 miles) west of the Finnish capital, Helsinki. A total of four suspects have been detained in connection with the stabbing spree, the main suspect for probable cause of two murders and eight attempted murders committed with terrorist intent and the three others on suspicion of being accomplices to the offences. (more...)
Trump asked attorney general about Arpaio case Trump asked attorney general about Arpaio case
- August 28, 2017

Trump has received pushback on the pardon by members of his own party - most recently from the highest ranking Republican in Congress, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan . Arpaio was a staunch Trump supporter. "I think there's a clemency argument that can be made for the long history of service, both in the United States military and in law enforcement for the sheriff", White House adviser Tom Bossert said on ABC's "This Week". (more...)

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