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Pennsylvania Rep. Barletta set for Senate run against Casey Pennsylvania Rep. Barletta set for Senate run against Casey
- August 29, 2017

According to sources close to Barletta, the official announcement will be made at 7 a.m. via a videotaped statement. "I wasn't born with a famous last name". But Mr. Barletta's entry could attract the attention and campaign apparatus of Mr. Trump, who carried the state a year ago as GOP Sen. "But I want to offer Pennsylvania more than just being a better option than Bob Casey", Barletta said. (more...)
Tropical storm may form off South Carolina: National Hurricane Center Tropical storm may form off South Carolina: National Hurricane Center
- August 29, 2017

RAINFALL IMPACTS: Locally heavy rain will be likely at times from late this afternoon through the overnight hours. "This will be one day". As of 5 p.m., the center of Tropical Cyclone 10 was located about 110 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina, and about 245 miles south-southwest of Wilmington, North Carolina. (more...)
Tropical storm warning issued for NC coast Tropical storm warning issued for NC coast
- August 29, 2017

The potential for flooding exists in low-lying areas. While steering currents are weak right now, soon-to-be Irma should slowly begin to move northward towards the Carolinas and then quickly accelerate northeastward out to sea this week. (more...)
Nazarbayev proposes to legalize status of all de-facto nuclear states Nazarbayev proposes to legalize status of all de-facto nuclear states
- August 29, 2017

In Kazakstan this week, the International Atomic Energy Agency is opening a new facility that will serve as a bank for Low Enriched Uranium. The chairman of the Kazakh parliament's upper chamber, Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev, said last week that the ceremony would be attended by President Nursultan Nazarbaev and IAEA officials. (more...)
Hamas Leader Hails Iranian Military Support Hamas Leader Hails Iranian Military Support
- August 29, 2017

The leaks from Liberman's office in response have only served to bolster the families' suspicions. Addressing the resignation of Col. (res.) Lior Lotan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's former coordinator on the issue of prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action, Lieberman referred to the 2011 deal which released over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for setting free Schalit, who was held captive by Hamas for five years. (more...)
Coast Guard searching Lake Erie for two missing fishermen off Edgewater marina Coast Guard searching Lake Erie for two missing fishermen off Edgewater marina
- August 29, 2017

Maryland Natural Resources Police, Charles County Fire Department, Prince William County Fire Dept., Prince William County Police Dept., Quantico Fire Dept., and Fairfax Air Rescue also launched to search. The fishing boat Patricia Lynn radioed the Coast Guard for assistance after one crew member was experiencing symptoms characteristic of a heart attack. (more...)
Trump hopes government shutdown won't be necessary over wall funding Trump hopes government shutdown won't be necessary over wall funding
- August 29, 2017

Mexico is paying for the very, very attractive wall. President Donald Trump is unlikely to win congressional support for funds he wants for a proposed U.S. He later added that the initial funding may come from the United States, but that Mexico would "ultimately" pay for it. "They had a sweetheart deal for so many years", Trump said. (more...)
Sea Shepherd ends decade-long fight against Japanese whaling Sea Shepherd ends decade-long fight against Japanese whaling
- August 29, 2017

Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson said the group won't be sending a ship to the south this year, with Japan's military monitoring the group's vessels ― meaning Sea Shepherd can't get close enough to Japanese whaling ships to monitor or disrupt them. (more...)
LA firefighters, dogs aid in Hurrricane Harvey rescue and relief efforts LA firefighters, dogs aid in Hurrricane Harvey rescue and relief efforts
- August 29, 2017

Some of the rescue crews going to Texas assisted with rescues last fall during the flooding caused by Hurricane Mathew. Two N.C. Emergency Management coordinators are already in Texas and will meet with the rescue crews this afternoon. In addition, 7 members of the Red Cross Disaster Assistance Response Team left NY for Texas on Sunday to support the Red Cross response to Hurricane Harvey . (more...)
Kian's parents promised swift probe on son's death Kian's parents promised swift probe on son's death
- August 29, 2017

THE government's investigation on the death of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos allegedly in the hands of police during an anti-drug operation will bring out the truth, a spokesman in Malacanang said on Tuesday. "Your duty requires you to overcome the resistance of the person you are arresting", Duterte told the chief . Duterte said "murder and homicide and unlawful killings" were not allowed and that police had to uphold the rule of law while carrying out their duties. (more...)
Red Sox's Sale aims to rebound against Blue Jays Red Sox's Sale aims to rebound against Blue Jays
- August 29, 2017

But Devers was batting just.074 (2-for-27) in his last seven games heading into Sunday's contest against the Baltimore Orioles , and Red Sox manager John Farrell said it's up to the young infielder to turn that around. "We're not a big swing-of-the-bat type of lineup, so to play catch-up, that's a little bit more hard (with) the way we're constructed". LHP Chris Sale (14-6, 2.88) will start Tuesday for the Red Sox. (more...)
Trump says US should start 'termination process' to get better Nafta deal Trump says US should start 'termination process' to get better Nafta deal
- August 29, 2017

Trump and Niinisto will begin speaking at 4:30 p.m. Watch live in the player above. The two presidents met at the White House on Monday. Niinisto last visited during Barack Obama's term in 2016. As the leaders took questions from the press pool, Mr Niinisto called on a reporter. So, my question to you, Mr. President, would be: Mr. Trump , would you consider Russian Federation as a security threat? "My answer was that we are also training in Baltic Sea with United States and Sweden, and ... (more...)
North Korea Fires 3 Missiles Over Japan North Korea Fires 3 Missiles Over Japan
- August 29, 2017

There were no reports of damaged ships as the missile flew over, Japanese officials said. As per the reports of NYTimes, the missile it fired over the Japan on Tuesday is an intermediate range missile that can target South Korean, Japanese and American bases in Southeast Asia. (more...)
Same-sex marriage in Australia 'a threat to freedom of religion' Same-sex marriage in Australia 'a threat to freedom of religion'
- August 29, 2017

Unlike a referendum, where the citizens' vote often changes the law or at least can not be easily dismissed, the plebiscite is only a sampling of public opinion and is not legally binding. The Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne , Denis Hart, said that its 180,000 employees such as teachers and nurses would be fired if they had same-sex marriages. (more...)
Local gasoline prices may increase in hurricane aftermath
- August 29, 2017

A gallon of unleaded regular average $2.359 Monday morning in the Capital Region, up from $2.339 a week earlier and $2.230 a year ago. In Allen County, gas prices were 13 cents higher than last month's average of $2.16, and were up 11 cents from last year's average of $2.18. (more...)
Trump insists Mexico will pay for border wall Trump insists Mexico will pay for border wall
- August 29, 2017

The couple will then head to Austin for a tour of the Texas Department of Public Safety's Emergency Operations Center. Triggering the process, however, would not necessarily lead to a pull-out: It would only give the United States the option of withdrawing after the six-month period elapsed. (more...)
AAA: Harvey to impact gas prices
- August 29, 2017

The [Aug. 28, 2017] average price of per gallon of gasoline in Oklahoma today is up 1 cent from last week to average out of $2.10. The price in New Hampshire was unchanged from last week, at $2.28 per gallon. Any disruption in refinery operations from the powerful hurricane that hit the Texas coast last week could be delayed, warned Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com. (more...)
Louisiana braces for Harvey's rain Louisiana braces for Harvey's rain
- August 29, 2017

Louisiana Gov John Bel Edwards wrote to President Trump on Sunday requesting that he declare an Emergency Disaster for the state. "This is going to play out over several days". Edwards said 40 people from Louisiana's Department of Wildlife are in Texas are helping with rescue efforts, and added that Louisiana has not received a specific request from Texas or Houston to take in evacuees. (more...)
Lorry driver to face court over M1 death crash Lorry driver to face court over M1 death crash
- August 29, 2017

Two lorry drivers have been charged with causing death by risky driving. The lorry driver facing 20 charges over a horror crash on the M1 has appeared in court. Another employee, Mano Ranjan Panneerselvam, is one of those critically injured in hospital along with the five- year-old girl who is understood to be the daughter of one of the other passengers. (more...)
Family of 6 believed drowned in Harvey floodwaters, report says Family of 6 believed drowned in Harvey floodwaters, report says
- August 29, 2017

The four children and their great-grandparents were trying to make the journey from their home to another family member's home when they were caught in floodwaters at the intersection of Green River Drive and John Ralston Road, Ashley Hiser-Jackson, a California-based relative, told BuzzFeed News. (more...)
NC sends crews to Texas to help with Harvey NC sends crews to Texas to help with Harvey
- August 29, 2017

Gabreski Airport in Westhampton, to Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, on Saturday to assist with ongoing rescue efforts as the slow-moving remnants of Hurricane Harvey continue to dump unrelenting rain along Texas's eastern coast and Houston, the nation's fourth largest city. (more...)
Mayweather defeats McGregor to remain undefeated
- August 29, 2017

Some had argued that the ski mask was meant to represent Mayweather "robbing" those who had funnelled money into the fight, with many expecting him to swiftly defeat McGregor for an easy pay check. And there were some big shots landed as well in the early rounds. But the tide of the fight turned in the fourth round as Mayweather seemed to figure out what he had to do and began aggressively stalking McGregor. (more...)
Mumbai rains: Colaba records massive 152 mm of rains: More in Offing Mumbai rains: Colaba records massive 152 mm of rains: More in Offing
- August 29, 2017

As per an alert issued by Head of Bhivpuri and Khopoli Hydro Power Station, the Walwhan Lake situated in Lonavla is overflowing and had reached a level of 633.79 Mtr by 8 am on August 27. Officials said the incessant rain over Monday night and Tuesday have severely affected affected the city's lifeline, the suburban railway services. (more...)
Civil Rights Organizations File Lawsuits Against Trump's Transgender Military Ban Civil Rights Organizations File Lawsuits Against Trump's Transgender Military Ban
- August 29, 2017

The ACLU , along with Covington & Burling LLP, filed the lawsuit Monday on behalf of the ACLU of Maryland and six transgender service members. Slamming the move, Democratic U.S. Trump's move halted years of efforts to eliminate barriers to military service based on sexual orientation or gender identity, including a 2016 order by Obama created to let transgender people serve without fear of discharge. (more...)
Hamilton holds off Vettel's late move to win Belgian GP
- August 29, 2017

Hamilton clinched his fifth win of the season and 58th overall, having equaled Michael Schumacher's pole record. "I was waiting for Lewis to make a mistake and he didn't", the German driver said. The Spanish driver has completed only three races so far. After the race he suggested the safety vehicle deployment had been a bit "like Nascar where they keep pulling out the safety cars for no reason". (more...)
Whereabouts of ex-Thai PM Yingluck unknown: Defence minister Whereabouts of ex-Thai PM Yingluck unknown: Defence minister
- August 29, 2017

Yingluck, 50, was elected Thailand's first female prime minister in 2011 and is the sister of ousted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. He noted that Thailand has more than 5,000 kilometre long natural borderline with neighbouring countries and it is hard for officials concerned to monitor the long borderline 100 percent. (more...)
Hundreds of water rescues in Houston Hundreds of water rescues in Houston
- August 29, 2017

My last look at the KHOU Channel 11 lobby before it was flooded by Harvey. The driver was able to hang onto a tree limb and escape. The van was swept up in the current, and the driver was able to crawl out. Good news is that we have great talent on the ground. "Harvey is still a unsafe and historic storm". The National Weather Service has deemed the flooding in the area "life-threatening", and residents have been warned not to leave their homes. (more...)
Taylor Swift's 'Look What You Made Me Do' Video References, Decoded Taylor Swift's 'Look What You Made Me Do' Video References, Decoded
- August 29, 2017

It got 19 million views in just the first 24 hours. Dressed as the singer from the 2009 MTV VMAs - where Kanye famously interrupted her speech for video of the year to announce that Beyoncé's was better - the final Taylor says while holding a moon person, "I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative". (more...)
Pakistan postpones USA visit after Trump speech
- August 29, 2017

America's longest war is going to get longer after President Trump late Monday outlined a strategy for the US military in Afghanistan that gives the Pentagon the authority to increase troop levels and "fight to win" the almost 16-year-old conflict. (more...)
Saudi coalition: 'Technical mistake' in deadly Yemen strike Saudi coalition: 'Technical mistake' in deadly Yemen strike
- August 29, 2017

Coalition spokesman Col. Turki al-Maliki said in a statement that Friday's bombing in the capital, Sanaa, was "accidental" and "unintentional". The coalition also accused rebels of setting up a command center in the residential area in order to use civilians as human shields. (more...)

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