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Formula One: Hamilton equals Schumacher record with 68th pole
- August 29, 2017

Vettel was on track until the 16th lap, but until then Hamilton had already made some difference on the track. He had been running in fifth place, ahead of Ricciardo, at the time of the problem hitting. The fastest 10 drivers who moved on to Q3 were: Hamilton, Bottas, Raikkonen , Verstappen, Vettel, Ricciardo, Palmer, Perez, Hulkenberg and Ocon. (more...)
Fire ant colonies spotted floating on Harvey floodwaters Fire ant colonies spotted floating on Harvey floodwaters
- August 29, 2017

The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension service warned people not to have any contact with the floating nests, and cautioned that the ant islands are occasionally even found inside flooded buildings, Fox reported. What happens if fire ants do get onto humans? While shocking (but fake) posts about things like sharks swimming on highways often emerge on social media during extreme weather events, many recent reports of tiny islands of fire ants are real. (more...)
Jeff Flake: Donald Trump is 'inviting' a 2020 GOP primary opponent Jeff Flake: Donald Trump is 'inviting' a 2020 GOP primary opponent
- August 29, 2017

One piece of knowledge Trump does not know, and will learn come time , is that an elected official is the punching bag of anything and everything that happens in his or her office. That schism alone could be enough to sink Trump's agenda. On Wednesday, Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter that Mr. Once again, we saw that regardless of how diligently chief of staff John F. (more...)
Military solution can not achieve peace in Afghanistan: China
- August 29, 2017

Meanwhile, the Trump administration has doubled down on more of the same. However, Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Nafees Zakaria underscored that the differences between Pakistan and the US over the new policy did not mean a rupture in ties. (more...)
Militants shot dead police officer in Anantnag Militants shot dead police officer in Anantnag
- August 29, 2017

Anantnag: Suspected militants shot dead a 55-year-old police officer on Monday afternoon when he was regulating traffic in the busy Mahendi Kadal area of main town Anantnag. A senior police official said that searches were underway to locate and either nab or neutralise the terrorists. Meanwhile, reports said, clashes erupted in Vijpara area of Hajin in north Kashmir's Bandipora district after security forces launched cordon and search operation (CASO) in the area. (more...)
Top Lawmakers Call on Congress to Pass Hurricane Relief Bill Top Lawmakers Call on Congress to Pass Hurricane Relief Bill
- August 29, 2017

The question is whether that money will be offset by cuts to other government programs, whether extraneous spending will be attached to the package, and whether, under any circumstances, Texas Republicans will have a problem voting for it. "He [Cornyn] voted for Sandy relief, just not the package that became law", Brandywine said. Overall, 23 of the 24 Texas Republicans then in the House voted against the Sandy package. (more...)
Hearing of Kenya's presidential election petition kicks off Hearing of Kenya's presidential election petition kicks off
- August 29, 2017

Odinga's opposition coalition said in its court petition that results from more than one third of polling stations are "fatally flawed". Mr Odinga told the court at the start of the hearing of the presidential petition that the integrity of the election was questionable because Mr Kenyatta had consistently maintained an 11 per cent lead from the start to the end of the transmission of presidential results. (more...)
UNT enrolling students displaced by Hurricane Harvey UNT enrolling students displaced by Hurricane Harvey
- August 29, 2017

Several other volunteers are leaving Monday afternoon. The company's fees are waived for people who check in before September 1, according their website . The Red Cross depends on financial donations to be able to provide disaster relief immediately. "It's tiring, its emotionally draining but it's also extremely rewarding because we to meet with people we get to see right there before us the differences that were making", Hendrix said. (more...)
Donate For Harvey Storm Relief Via iTunes Donate For Harvey Storm Relief Via iTunes
- August 29, 2017

Meantime, Red Cross volunteers from Chicago are already assisting in the disaster zone. More than 1,400 people took refuge from the deadly storm Friday night in 24 Red Cross and community shelters. 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 see in front of them. (more...)
Trump defends pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio Trump defends pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio
- August 29, 2017

He had not yet been sentenced, and faced up to six months in prison. Although the original plan was to merely send the Donald and Melania Trump paintings to the White House, Kelly and one of the president's staffers reportedly saw a third portrait, the one featuring Trump hugging his young son Barron at the 2016 Republican National Convention. (more...)
Japanese military to practice missile defence at United States bases in Japan Japanese military to practice missile defence at United States bases in Japan
- August 29, 2017

The exercises will take place today at Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo and at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in western Japan. North Korea has test fired a missile over Japan in an unprecedented act that is likely to further enflame tensions in the region, Japan's national broadcaster has said. (more...)
Erdogan urges Israel to end occupation attempts of Palestine Erdogan urges Israel to end occupation attempts of Palestine
- August 29, 2017

Their regional tour included holding talks with Saudi, Qatari, Emirati, Egyptian, Jordanian and Palestinian officials. However, while the meeting was held in Ramallah , dozens of Palestinians demonstrated in the city to protest the visit. The report added that the USA is formulating a plan that would include a timetable for the discussion of what are seen as the core issues of a final peace agreement. (more...)
Trump confuses two blonde Finnish journalists during press conference Trump confuses two blonde Finnish journalists during press conference
- August 29, 2017

Trump seemed to dodge the question as it pertains to Russian Federation by saying "I consider many countries as a security threat, unfortunately, when you look at what's going on in the world today". As the two leaders took questions, a reporter asked Trump about recent Russian activity in the Baltics , and whether he views Russia as a threat. We have great friends there, great relationships there. (more...)
Arsenal avoid big names but Everton handed tough draw Arsenal avoid big names but Everton handed tough draw
- August 29, 2017

On Wednesday Liverpool defeated Hoffenheim in the Champions League play-offs but Cologne can restore some Bundesliga pride in Group H against Arsenal, winners of the then Fairs Cup in 1970. Real Sociedad meet 2008 winners Zenit St Petersburg in Group L , which also includes Rosenborg and Vardar. OL - the only French side to win direct qualification for the Europa League group stage via their league finish - got perhaps the toughest draw of the three Ligue 1 Conforama clubs. (more...)
Orbital ATK launches rocket from Cape Canaveral Orbital ATK launches rocket from Cape Canaveral
- August 29, 2017

It was a historic evening for the State of Florida, as this marked the first launch from the Cape Canaveral Spaceport's Space Launch Complex 46 since the state invested more than $6 million dollars into upgrades and renovations. SLC-46 is operated under license by Space Florida . Approximately 28 minutes later, the Minotaur 4 deployed the ORS 5 satellite into its targeted low inclination orbit 372 miles (599 kilometers) above Earth. (more...)
Would-be carjacker gets dragged, loses his trousers Would-be carjacker gets dragged, loses his trousers
- August 29, 2017

A suspected carjacker in the United States was dragged pantless down a road. A witness to the incident recorded video and posted it on social media. When the driver of the vehicle hit the brakes, the man got up and pulled up his shorts before appearing to once again attempt to steal the SUV. The police also say the suspect punched other cars, and was trying to break door handles to get in. (more...)
Rauner Signs Automatic Voter Registration Law, Adding 2 Million To Rolls Rauner Signs Automatic Voter Registration Law, Adding 2 Million To Rolls
- August 29, 2017

The bill, which was originally scheduled to be signed back in July, passed the General Assembly unanimously after changes were made to the language of the law. Other agencies that will participate in this program include divisions of the Department of Human Services, the Department of Employment Security, the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, and the Department of Natural Resources. (more...)
Southwest expanding non-stop service from St. Louis to San Jose, Sacramento Southwest expanding non-stop service from St. Louis to San Jose, Sacramento
- August 29, 2017

Allegiant Airlines launched its inaugural flight to Austin in May, the release said. The Southwest announcement marks Sacramento International Airport's first nonstop flight to Florida, to leisure-market-favorite Orlando, and its eighth nonstop destination on the East Coast. (more...)
Rainfall may reach 50 inches in parts of Texas Rainfall may reach 50 inches in parts of Texas
- August 28, 2017

Prior to Harvey, which has been dumping rain on Texas since the night of August 25, the NWS maps stopped at "greater than 15 inches" designation, marked by a dark mauve. With 15 to 25 more inches expected in the Houston and Galveston areas, catastrophic flooding is expected to continue, the agency warned on Monday, with eventual rainfall totals potentially reaching 50 inches in some locations. (more...)
What's Ahead for Honeywell International (NYSE:HON) After Less Shorted Shares?
- August 28, 2017

It has outperformed by 0.96% the S&P500. (NYSE:HON) has risen 17.66% since August 28, 2016 and is uptrending. Its down 14.99% from 8.04 million shares, reported previously. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, June 30 with "Buy". On Thursday, December 17 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with "Outperform". (more...)
That Heathers TV series now has its first promo That Heathers TV series now has its first promo
- August 28, 2017

The first trailer debuted on Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA's), the series will be debuting on Paramount Network next year and is based on the 1988 film. Heather Chandler is described as having a body like Martha Dumptruck . The role was originated by Shannen Doherty . Instead, the show has given the characters a modern update; Heather Chandler (played by Melanie Field in the series and Kim Walker in the original) sports fishnet tights, red leather boots, and a fur coat ... (more...)
Avis Budget Group, Inc. (CAR) PT Lowered to $18.00 at Morgan Stanley
- August 28, 2017

Avis Budget Group now has $2.65 billion valuation. Upon corrections, the price will meet resistance from the averages between $32.91 and $32.22. The overall volume in the last trading session was 3.05 million shares. (NASDAQ:CAR). Weaver C Barksdale & Assocs reported 0.08% in Avis Budget Group Inc. Dundee Securities reinitiated the shares of P in report on Thursday, February 4 with "Neutral" rating. (more...)
7-year-old girl kidnapped, strangled, thrown off Worcester bridge 7-year-old girl kidnapped, strangled, thrown off Worcester bridge
- August 28, 2017

Hubert was arrested at the police station and arraigned on a kidnapping charge Monday in Worcester Central District Court. Joshua Hubert, 35, of Worcester denied any involvement in the alleged abduction and attack on the 7-year-old girl Sunday morning. (more...)
Madhya Pradesh cop runs with bomb on shoulder, saves 400 children Madhya Pradesh cop runs with bomb on shoulder, saves 400 children
- August 28, 2017

A 12-second video clip of Patel running with the bomb on his shoulder went viral on social media. Villagers of the area reportedly regularly look for exploded bombs, from which they extract the metal and sell it as scrap. His actions can be described as similar to those of Najih Shaker Al-Baldawi who apparently took his own life to save others, by hugging a suicide bomber . (more...)
Trump is threatening to 'close down' USA government
- August 28, 2017

An angry Congress can accelerate televised investigations into an administration, can stifle any progress on legislation and send the president bills that he is either forced to veto or sign because of political pressure, and they can use their own smaller bully pulpits on television to discredit the President and drag down his approval ratings, which, in Trump's case, are already low. (more...)
Stabbing Victim Made Up Story About Neo-Nazi Attack Stabbing Victim Made Up Story About Neo-Nazi Attack
- August 28, 2017

A man who reported he was stabbed in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant because he had a neo-Nazi haircut made up the story, the Sheridan Police Department said Monday. Footage of Witt buying a knife at a nearby store minutes before he was allegedly "attacked". They also found a transient who lives in the area who matched the description Witt gave, but cleared him as a suspect. (more...)
MP Ginette Petitpas Taylor sworn in as new minister of health MP Ginette Petitpas Taylor sworn in as new minister of health
- August 28, 2017

John's South-Mount Pearl will be sworn in during a ceremony at Rideau Hall. Carolyn Bennett , now Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, becomes Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs. MP Kent Hehr is out with Veterans Affairs, but gets Qualtrough's former portfolio as Minister for Sport and Persons with Disabilities while Carolyn Bennett , the former Indigenous Affairs Minister now becomes Minister of Corwn-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs. (more...)
Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Biddeford Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Biddeford
- August 28, 2017

Following Friday's landfall of Hurricane Harvey, at the time a unsafe Category 4 storm, many affected regions have been declared disaster areas. In a tweet posted Sunday night, the U.S. No injuries or pollution were reported. The cutter crew alerted a rescue helicopter, which spotted Tony White treading water about two miles away. (more...)
Trump tweets show frustration over 'worst' NAFTA deal, border wall funding Trump tweets show frustration over 'worst' NAFTA deal, border wall funding
- August 28, 2017

Earlier this month, Trump threatened a government shutdown should Congress not allocate money to build the wall that Mexico has refused to fund. He wrote, "With Mexico being one of the highest crime Nations in the world, we must have THE WALL". (more...)
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...)