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Saraki off to Saudi Arabia for Hajj Saraki off to Saudi Arabia for Hajj
- August 30, 2017

The NAHCON chair pleaded with the media to withhold the details so as not to further devastate the families of the affected pilgrims. Two years ago, a huge stampede at the hajj left almost 2,300 people dead - the worst catastrophe in the history of the pilgrimage. (more...)
Eight Members of National Infrastructure Advisory Council Resign over Trump's Charlottesville Response Eight Members of National Infrastructure Advisory Council Resign over Trump's Charlottesville Response
- August 30, 2017

The council members providing that confirmation were Dorgelo; Christy Goldfuss , a vice president at the Center for American Progress who chaired Obama's Council on Environmental Quality; DJ Patil , a political independent who was formerly US chief data scientist under Obama; and Daniel Tangherlini, former administrator of the General Services Administration. (more...)
Houston mattress store opens as shelter for hurricane evacuees Houston mattress store opens as shelter for hurricane evacuees
- August 30, 2017

Gallery Furniture owner Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale has always been known for his charitable actions, according to the Houston Chronicle . He even gave out his personal cellphone number and told people, "If you need something, call and we'll try to get you whatever help we can". (more...)
Husband of Delray Beach Woman Missing at Sea Arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigation Husband of Delray Beach Woman Missing at Sea Arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigation
- August 30, 2017

For three days in May, the U.S. Coast Guard conducted a massive air and sea search for Isabella Hellmann, a 41-year-old Delray Beach woman who went missing from her 37-foot catamaran in the Florida Straits in the early morning hours of May 15. (more...)
Sharif to leave for London tomorrow to see his ailing wife Sharif to leave for London tomorrow to see his ailing wife
- August 30, 2017

Kulsoom, who has never run for office, was ruled out of the campaign process owing to lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes on the left side of her neck. Following the disqualification of Nawaz under Article 62 of the constitution by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the National Assembly seat in Lahore fell vacant. (more...)
Six Family Members Swept Away in Van Feared Dead in Texas Floodwaters Six Family Members Swept Away in Van Feared Dead in Texas Floodwaters
- August 30, 2017

Though he instructed the children to exit the van through the back door, they were helpless against the rising waters. Witnesses told the station that emergency crews in the area were not able to reach the van in time to rescue the six inside. (more...)
Authorities Raid Synthetic Drug Lab In Long Island City, Queens Authorities Raid Synthetic Drug Lab In Long Island City, Queens
- August 30, 2017

An autopsy revealed the 37-year-old man who overdosed died of acute intoxication due to the combined effects of a substance called U-47700, a synthetic opioid, and Etizolam, a synthetic, fast-acting depressant. "We saw DEA and other law enforcement agencies swarming the building". Chopper 4 showed at least 20 law enforcement vehicles at the scene. Investigators in hazmat suits and protective gear were seen going in and out of the building. (more...)
Donald Trump Jr. Agrees to Transcribed Interview With US Senate Judiciary Cmte Donald Trump Jr. Agrees to Transcribed Interview With US Senate Judiciary Cmte
- August 30, 2017

CNN reports this afternoon that President Trump has agreed to a transcribed interview behind closed doors. Grassley's spokesman, Taylor Foy, confirmed the appearance - and Trump Jr. Trump Jr.'s June 2016 meeting with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya raised questions for the three separate congressional committees investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election after The New York Times revealed the meeting was sold to Trump Jr.as an opportunity to obtain damaging information ... (more...)
Harvey Victim Slams CNN Reporter for Interviewing at 'Worst Times' Harvey Victim Slams CNN Reporter for Interviewing at 'Worst Times'
- August 30, 2017

Flores asked how she was rescued and Danielle explained that she and her family had been waiting for 36 hours at their home for police to come help them. "In any case, y'all stay here, y'all endeavor to talk with individuals amid their most noticeably bad circumstances - that is not the sharpest thing to do". (more...)
Police plans in place for 'soft' bridge opening Police plans in place for 'soft' bridge opening
- August 30, 2017

The current Forth Road Bridge opened in 1964 but around 40 years later corrosion of the wires inside its cables had significantly reduced its strength. It is expected to open to traffic tomorrow but will close this weekend as thousands of people are allowed a once-in-a-lifetime chance to cross it onfoot. (more...)
Chicago Police Reform Efforts Need Federal Oversight, Rahm Finally Admits Chicago Police Reform Efforts Need Federal Oversight, Rahm Finally Admits
- August 30, 2017

A damning Justice Department report released January this year in the waning days of the Obama administration found deep-rooted civil rights violations by Chicago police, including racial bias and a tendency to use excessive force. Madigan said the state of IL was "stepping into the shoes of the Department of Justice. shoes that the DOJ has abandoned". Mr. Emanuel stood beside Ms. (more...)
Trump Again Threatens NAFTA Exit to Pressure Canada, Mexico Trump Again Threatens NAFTA Exit to Pressure Canada, Mexico
- August 30, 2017

The parties involved pledged to adopt quick procedures to update the agreement. Still, Trump said "we may fund it through the USA but ultimately Mexico will be paying for it". For example, when he tweeted in July about banning transgender people from serving in the military, military officials said they had not received official orders. (more...)
Jesse Watters apologizes after spreading fake shark story during Harvey Jesse Watters apologizes after spreading fake shark story during Harvey
- August 30, 2017

But the thousands of real photos of actual flooding and devastation in Houston don't appear to be enough for some people, who are spreading bogus photos online. In what has seemingly become a tradition whenever there's a flood, a long-debunked image of a shark swimming along side a auto on the highway is being shared on social media. (more...)
TJ Ward Trade Rumors: Broncos Reportedly Had Trade Conversations About Safety
- August 30, 2017

In 2015-16, Ward helped lead a dominant Denver defense to a Super Bowl win, registering 61 total tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and six pass defenses in 12 regular-season games. Ward (5-10, 200 pounds) is a three-time Pro Bowl selection and a key member of Denver's "No Fly Zone" secondary, but he may be expendable because the team is extremely deep at safety. (more...)
Life In Prison For Woman Convicted Of Murder Witnessed By Parrot Life In Prison For Woman Convicted Of Murder Witnessed By Parrot
- August 30, 2017

The New York Post reports that Duram was her husband's caregiver after he received serious injuries in an automobile accident back in the 1990s. Glenna Duram , 49, was found guilty of the first-degree murder of Martin Duram , 46, who was shot five times in 2015 and later found dead in their MI township home. (more...)
Real Clowns Are NOT Happy About The New IT Movie Real Clowns Are NOT Happy About The New IT Movie
- August 30, 2017

On the WCA's website, they released a "Stand on Scary Clowns" statement, urging potential clients to not pay attention to the clown fear-mongering of current Hollywood films. "Sorry, most are great BUT...kids have always been scared of clowns". With the brief scare of the creepy clown sightings all over America previous year and the upcoming big screen take on the novel/miniseries that arguably started it all , kids likely won't be lining up at the circus anytime soon. (more...)
All Options on the Table After N. Korea Missile Launch All Options on the Table After N. Korea Missile Launch
- August 30, 2017

Regarding the possibility the missile North Korea launched early Tuesday separated into three parts, Onodera said all parts are "estimated to have fallen in the Pacific Ocean, about 730 miles from Erimosaki, Hokkaido". The launch comes amid a growing confrontation between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Trump. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson also condemned the missile launch. (more...)
Trump Organization exec emailed Putin's press secretary for help on Moscow project
- August 30, 2017

A review of Cohen's interviews and tweets between October 2015, when Trump signed a letter of intent to build in Moscow with a firm tied to banks under US sanctions, and January 2016, when the prospective deal was abandoned, makes it clear that Cohen was advancing Trump's business interests in Russian Federation at the same time he was selling his boss to voters in the U.S. (more...)
KKK Hoods And Urine-Proof Sheets Seen At Trump Tower Gift Shop
- August 30, 2017

The plan for a Trump Tower in Moscow never materialized, and negotiations ended before Trump's business ties to Russian Federation had become a major campaign issue. "Mr. Sater, on occasion, made claims about aspects of the proposal, as well his ability to bring the proposal to fruition", he said. Trump has long downplayed his relationship to Sater, suggesting under oath in 2013 that he would not recognize him if they were sitting in the same room. (more...)
New York sending emergency teams to assist with Harvey New York sending emergency teams to assist with Harvey
- August 30, 2017

As for Utah Task Force One , it could be weeks before they're back home. Responders took part in wide area searches and conducted welfare checks. They could be sent to a different location as more rain moves through. Its total equipment cache weight is "in excess of 40,000 pounds that is created to be self-sufficient for up to 72 hours". The task force has extensive experience responding to hurricane disasters. (more...)
Did Kim Jong Un's Wife Secretly Have A Third Child? Did Kim Jong Un's Wife Secretly Have A Third Child?
- August 30, 2017

According to the NIS, Kim and Ri married in 2009 and had their first child in summer in 2010 and their second in January 2013. Ri Sol-Ju, who is thought to have married the country's supreme leader in 2009, disappeared from the public eye for several months a year ago, provoking speculation that she was pregnant or had fallen foul of the regime's strict rules. (more...)
Eminem Leads 'F--- Trump' Chant at Music Festival Eminem Leads 'F--- Trump' Chant at Music Festival
- August 30, 2017

Before Donald Trump was elected as President of the United States, Eminem had made his feelings toward the reality TV personality clear. Eminem, whose birth name is Marshall Mathers III, led an audience in a call-and-response dig at the U.S.'s commander-in-chief. (more...)
College prof calls Harvey 'instant karma' after Texas voted Republican College prof calls Harvey 'instant karma' after Texas voted Republican
- August 30, 2017

That statement made no reference to Storey's future role with the university - but, in another release Tuesday, the university said Storey "has been relieved of his duties at UT, and his classes will be covered by other sociology faculty". (more...)
Union is meeting FG again over ongoing industrial action — ASUU Strike Union is meeting FG again over ongoing industrial action — ASUU Strike
- August 29, 2017

Our correspondent had on Monday reported exclusively that the Federal Government would meet with ASUU leadership this week to resolve the strike which had paralysed academic activities in public universities across the country. On Thursday, August 17, 2017, a meeting was held between the FG and ASUU, but the union promised to take the government's offer back to its members and get back to the Federal Government within a week. (more...)
White House aides call Ivanka Trump 'Princess Royal' White House aides call Ivanka Trump 'Princess Royal'
- August 29, 2017

According to Newsweek , the nickname came to be after the G-20 summit earlier this year during which Ivanka Trump stood in for her father for an event that he was unable to attend. A new article on Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kusher purportedly reveals what Washington elites really think of them. [.] "When they decide it's more important to protect their own and their children's reputations than it is to defend their indefensible father's, that's a sign the end is near", one ... (more...)
Chile's Bachelet presents gay marriage bill Chile's Bachelet presents gay marriage bill
- August 29, 2017

Women, who promised to push through the change when she took office for the second time in 2014, has faced a heavy backlash from the conservative right and the Catholic church..." President Michelle Bachelet has said she will sign the measure that passed Congress this month. (more...)
Chilean president sends equal marriage bill to congress Chilean president sends equal marriage bill to congress
- August 29, 2017

On Aug. 21, a Chilean court lifted the country's complete ban on abortion , marking the first time legal abortions would allowed since 1989. Bachelet's bill - the Equal Marriage Law - would also change Article 102 of Chile's Civil Code to define marriage as a "union between two people" rather than the union between man and woman. (more...)
Harvey tropical storm watch extended east to Grand Isle Harvey tropical storm watch extended east to Grand Isle
- August 29, 2017

But officials acknowledge the grim reality that fatalities linked to Harvey could soar once the devastating floodwaters recede. As of early Monday, six to 10 other hospitals and various nursing homes were also evacuated, said Darrell Pile, CEO of the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council, which established a catastrophic medical operations center in Houston's emergency command center. (more...)
N. Korea Projectiles Likely to be Short-range Ballistic Missiles N. Korea Projectiles Likely to be Short-range Ballistic Missiles
- August 29, 2017

Pacific territory of Guam but this latest test did not threaten the either. Dave Benham says the two missiles flew about 250 kilometers (155 miles). Japan has previously deployed missile interceptors after North Korea threatened to fire projectiles over Japan toward the US territory of Guam. USA and South Korean forces began twice-yearly war games Monday aimed at preparing for a possible attack by the North. (more...)
Talks with United States suspended in protest: Pakistan Minister Talks with United States suspended in protest: Pakistan Minister
- August 29, 2017

According to Pakistani media reports, foreign minister Khawaja Asif informed a Senate committee that the government had to take such a decision as a protest against Donald Trump's comments against Pakistan, during his speech on US' Afghanistan-Pakistan policy. (more...)