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Hurricane Harvey: Residents told to evacuate as Houston reservoirs spill over
- August 29, 2017

Prior to the hurricane it had collected emergency supplies and will serve as a distribution centre for the community. Although the record has already been broken, the area is still experiencing more rainfall . Human-caused warming penetrating the ocean past the surface has resulted in a deep layer of warm water feeding hurricane Harvey when it intensified near the coast. (more...)
Sean Spicer meets Pope Francis at last Sean Spicer meets Pope Francis at last
- August 29, 2017

Spicer, a devout Catholic, was not part of a group of White House advisers who met the Pope earlier this year when they traveled with President Donald Trump in May to the Vatican - a move widely viewed as a snub toward the then-press secretary. (more...)
Judge rejects Palin lawsuit against The New York Times Judge rejects Palin lawsuit against The New York Times
- August 29, 2017

Palin's suit stemmed from a June 14 Times editorial wrongly linking ads from her political action committee to the 2011 shooting of U.S. Rep. Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan said Tuesday there were a few factual inaccuracies somewhat pertaining to Palin that were rapidly corrected. (more...)
Trump's Tweets Set Ominous Tone for Next NAFTA Negotiations Trump's Tweets Set Ominous Tone for Next NAFTA Negotiations
- August 29, 2017

Trump tweeted on Sunday that he wasn't pleased with how negotiations over NAFTA are going, saying Mexico and Canada were "being very hard". "Both being very hard, may have to terminate?" the President wrote in his Tweet. When asked about his plans to shut down the US government if Congress refuses to pay for the wall that Trump himself promised Mexico would pay for, Trump went on an unhinged tirade, casting Mexico as a criminal-infested drug haven. (more...)
'Exploding e-cigarette' sparks evacuation at London Euston 'Exploding e-cigarette' sparks evacuation at London Euston
- August 29, 2017

I've never seen so many people running before'. Armed police are the on the scene along with dozens of police vehicles. Witnesses said people "ran away screaming" from Euston Station . A "small contained explosion" believed to have been caused by an e-cigarette in a bag forced London Euston station to be evacuated on Tuesday night. (more...)
Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) Shares Bought by Keybank National Association OH
- August 29, 2017

Coca now has $194.37B valuation. TIER REIT Inc (NYSE:TIER) has risen 9.67% since August 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Current trade price levels places COF's stock about -16.89% away from the 52-week high and closed 17.16% away from the 52-week low. Aberdeen Asset Mngmt Public Ltd Company Uk reported 0.06% of its portfolio in Capital One Financial Corp. (more...)
Georgia man in custody on charge for Charlottesville incident Georgia man in custody on charge for Charlottesville incident
- August 29, 2017

Ramos faces one count of malicious wounding in the attack on DeAndre Harris, which was captured in photos and video that went viral. Harris suffered a head wound requiring staples and a broken wrist in the attack at the Market Street parking garage. (more...)
Diana's impact has sidelined Charles
- August 29, 2017

For the first time Prince William and Prince Harry have spoken openly about their mother's death. Moir added: "Much of this might seem like exhausted old ground, but the approaching anniversary of Diana's death and the haunting candour of her former aides bring a fresh intensity to her story". (more...)
India, China Should Resolve Disagreements Through Dialogue India, China Should Resolve Disagreements Through Dialogue
- August 29, 2017

Bhutan today welcomed the end of the 73-day standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in Doklam and hoped it would help maintain peace and status quo at the tri-junction. With the Doklam standoff resolved, Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads to China next week to attend the BRICS Summit in Fujian province and also visit Myanmar on the way back, the External Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday. (more...)
United States debt, spending put Trump, Congress under the gun United States debt, spending put Trump, Congress under the gun
- August 29, 2017

McConnell likewise said earlier in the week that there was "zero chance, no chance, we won't raise the debt ceiling". In the most recent shutdown , in 2013, House Republicans were widely seen as the culprits and were rescued from the harsh political fallout only by the Obama administration's dismal rollout of the Affordable Care Act after the shutdown ended. (more...)
State Department Reorganization Eliminates Climate, Muslim and Syria Envoys State Department Reorganization Eliminates Climate, Muslim and Syria Envoys
- August 29, 2017

The Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism has been unstaffed since July 1. Jewish leaders and congressional lawmakers from both parties have put pressure upon the Trump administration to keep the position, after Tillerson hinted in June he was considering abolishing it. (more...)
Trump, First Lady Visiting Two Texas Cities With More Rain, Flooding Expected Trump, First Lady Visiting Two Texas Cities With More Rain, Flooding Expected
- August 29, 2017

The disaster marked a major challenge for the Trump administration with relief and rebuilding efforts expected to stretch for the years to come. Harvey's center of circulation edged into the Gulf on Monday and should stay there until it moves inland again late tonight or on Wednesday, according to the National Hurricane Center . (more...)
Flooded Houston Braces for More Rain as Rescues Continue Flooded Houston Braces for More Rain as Rescues Continue
- August 29, 2017

CNN meteorologists on Friday forecast more than 20 inches of rain, and the National Weather Service first put Houston under a Flash Flood Watch - meaning flooding was a possibility and residents should be prepared - on Thursday afternoon at 4:38 p.m. (more...)
Was Trump unhappy with crowd size before Phoenix rally? Was Trump unhappy with crowd size before Phoenix rally?
- August 29, 2017

The former organizer of President Donald Trump's rallies - who now does the same for the Republican National Committee - was reportedly fired after the president became enraged at a half-full hall for his Phoenix rally last week. Once the rally had ended, Trump had an aide inform George Gigicos that he would never do work for the White House again, three unnamed sources told Bloomberg News. (more...)
New Confederate monument unveiled in Alabama New Confederate monument unveiled in Alabama
- August 29, 2017

Residents of Crenshaw County, Alabama, on Sunday witnessed the dedication of a new Confederate memorial honoring unknown Civil War soldiers in the midst of the Confederate monument controversy that has plagued the nation in recent weeks. "There are people who are opposed to what we do. Our intentions are good", said Coggins. "Confederate symbols and monuments are offensive to far too many citizens, especially blacks/people of African descent", the NAACP of Alabama said in a letter posted in ... (more...)
Houston gets a small break from rain as Trump heads to Texas Houston gets a small break from rain as Trump heads to Texas
- August 29, 2017

Water rose in the basement of Houston's Ben Taub Hospital, a major trauma center in the vast Texas Medical Center campus that had spent billions of dollars on flood protections after being devastated in Tropical Storm Allison in 2001. Despite being over water, Harvey isn't expected to get any stronger. FEMA is also asking for volunteers to help Texas recover from Harvey . During a press conference Monday afternoon, Trump promised Texans would receive federal funding for rebuilding ... (more...)
Houston mayor defends decision not to issue evacuation order Houston mayor defends decision not to issue evacuation order
- August 29, 2017

The fund is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Undocumented immigrants affected by floods in Houston have no reason to fear the risk of deportation if they need help from a shelter. In no uncertain terms, he assured his city that anyone who needs rescuing and support can call for help - no matter their immigration status. We want you to call. (more...)
How you can help animals impacted by Hurricane Harvey How you can help animals impacted by Hurricane Harvey
- August 29, 2017

We are now coordinating placement of animals who were up for adoption prior to the hurricane hitting, so that those agencies can make room for owned animals. Representatives with the Palm Springs Animal Shelter say they have been in contact with the Houston shelters who are working with Wings of Rescue but only have room for about 15 dogs. (more...)
Trump to Harvey Victims: 'We Are 100 Percent with You' Trump to Harvey Victims: 'We Are 100 Percent with You'
- August 29, 2017

According to research from Goldman Sachs, the storm has put 16.5 percent of USA refinery capacity offline and 11 percent of crude oil production, although numerous closures have been preventative. Trump also met for almost two hours on Saturday with his homeland security team and top advisers to discuss the coordination of federal resources and relief efforts, Bossert said. (more...)
Boko Haram Insurgency: US Sells N181bn Warplanes, Weapons To Nigeria Boko Haram Insurgency: US Sells N181bn Warplanes, Weapons To Nigeria
- August 29, 2017

The sale was initially announced on 2 August. According to reports from Reuters , "The Super Tucano A-29, an agile, propeller-driven plane with reconnaissance and surveillance as well as attack capabilities, is made by Brazil's Embraer". (more...)
Uber pays out $10 mn to get back on Philippine roads Uber pays out $10 mn to get back on Philippine roads
- August 29, 2017

The U.S. ride-hailing service reactivated its app on Tuesday afternoon after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board allowed Uber to resume operations. Uber has had a one-month suspension of its service in the Philippines lifted early after it agreed to pay almost $10 million in fines and aid for drivers affected by the service being suspended, Reuters reports. (more...)
5-year-old Maine shooting victim dies in hospital 5-year-old Maine shooting victim dies in hospital
- August 29, 2017

The shooting occurred about 7:30 p.m. Monday, night and the girl died shortly afterward at Maine Medical Center. Police said there is no threat to the public. Police said the girl did not live in the house where she was shot, but that she was with at least one parent at the time of the shooting. Sgt. Harriman says several other adults were also in the home when the shooting happened. (more...)
Warmer and More Humid on Tuesday; Rain Returns Wednesday Warmer and More Humid on Tuesday; Rain Returns Wednesday
- August 29, 2017

The still organizing storm east of Georgia and SC could become Tropical Storm Irma in the next day or so, but it will more likely be a hybrid storm, meaning it will have some traits that are tropical and some that are more like a typical ocean storm. (more...)
Law firms could be asked to reveal pay-gaps Law firms could be asked to reveal pay-gaps
- August 29, 2017

In addition, BEIS intends to invite the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) to revise the United Kingdom corporate governance code to be more specific about the steps that premium listed companies should take when they encounter significant shareholder opposition to executive pay policies and awards (and other matters). (more...)
The Harley-Davidson, Inc The Harley-Davidson, Inc
- August 29, 2017

Next quarter's EPS is expected be $0.44 and the next full year EPS is projected to be $3.76. Independent Advisor Alliance increased its stake in shares of Harley-Davidson by 491.5% in the first quarter. "(HOG)" was reported by TrueBlueTribune and is the property of of TrueBlueTribune. If you are reading this news story on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of US & global trademark & copyright law. (more...)
Thai soldiers to join United Nations mission in South Sudan Thai soldiers to join United Nations mission in South Sudan
- August 29, 2017

However, UNMISS said Allen, who was killed on Saturday, is the 10th journalist to have been murdered in South Sudan since 2012. Target: The government (troops pictured) said anyone embedded with rebels - as Allen was - is a target. One rebel who knew Allen said: 'We are sad for his family. Jehanne Henry, senior Africa researcher for Human Rights Watch told The Associated Press that South Sudan's government should condemn the killing, investigate how it happened and hold those responsible ... (more...)
Gorka: Trump Wants Me to Push 'MAGA' Agenda From Outside Gorka: Trump Wants Me to Push 'MAGA' Agenda From Outside
- August 29, 2017

On Friday at 6:45 p.m. ET, over an hour before the story broke, an email was sent about his status being changed to "do not admit" with his pass being "deactivated". Gorka said he would not participate in "palace intrigue" by sniping at Trump's chief economic adviser Gary Cohen and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , both of whom have been singled out for being critical of Trump's agenda at times. (more...)
Kim Jong-un's Wife Gives Birth to 3rd Child
- August 29, 2017

Kim Byung-kee, a member of the National Assembly's intelligence committee, said through a briefing Monday, relaying the findings of the NIS report, "and there has been movement detected that indicates construction work has resumed at the No. (more...)
Houston Police officer drowns in flood waters from Hurricane Harvey
- August 29, 2017

Multiple police sources told the Houston Chronicle that the 30-plus year HPD veteran was driving to work in downtown Houston when he got trapped in high water on Interstate 45. Officials acknowledge that fatalities from Harvey could soar once floodwaters start to recede in the sprawling city. The officer hasn't been identified because his body hasn't been recovered. (more...)
'Get out now;' Harvey floodwaters breach key levees, threaten neighborhoods 'Get out now;' Harvey floodwaters breach key levees, threaten neighborhoods
- August 29, 2017

Francisco Sanches, spokesman for Harris County, where Houston is located, said if you're in this area, get yourself "out of harm's way" immediately, and there isn't much time to get out. According to the Houston Chronicle , the Brazos River rose to historic heights on Monday, putting the levees at risk of failure. Two days ago, residents had been told to evacuate the area and travel to a nearby shelter in Angleton as the Brazos river began to fill to capacity. (more...)