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North Korea fires short-range missiles - U.S. military North Korea fires short-range missiles - U.S. military
- August 30, 2017

The South Korean Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the projectiles flew in a northeasterly direction for about 250 kilometres (155 miles) into the sea. It is also believed to be developing a solid-fuel missile that could be used for submarine launches. The test came just days after senior US officials praised North Korea and leader Kim Jong Un for showing restraint in not firing any missiles since late July. (more...)
Oh no, LaVar Ball and family got their own reality TV show Oh no, LaVar Ball and family got their own reality TV show
- August 30, 2017

The series' first two episodes are slated to air on August 31 through Facebook Watch, a show which will immerse viewers into the life of LaVar Ball and his sons Lonzo , LiAngelo , and LaMelo , along with his wife Tina. Following the premiere of the first two episodes Thursday, new episodes will be available on Sundays, beginning September 10. Tina Ball suffered the stroke back in February - and has essentially stayed out of the spotlight as her sons Lonzo , LaMelo and LiAngelo ... (more...)
Admittance of refugees in 2015 was an`humanitarian exception'- Merkel Admittance of refugees in 2015 was an`humanitarian exception'- Merkel
- August 30, 2017

Merkel has given the idea a cautious welcome but warned that details still need to be determined. Eurosceptics said Merkel's commentswere evidence of the EU's drive for more co-operation between the Member States, and that the United Kingdom was right to leave the bloc and maintain its independence. (more...)
SEA Games: Official explains 50-gold forecast after Team PH misses target SEA Games: Official explains 50-gold forecast after Team PH misses target
- August 30, 2017

The Red-and-White squad's gold medal tally is lower than the targeted 55 gold medals and even below the achievement of the 2015 SEA Games, when Indonesia bagged 47 golds. Newspapers trumpeted Malaysia's victory, and were thick with full-page ads taken out by companies to congratulate the team. The Bangkok Post commented: "For many Thai officials, athletes, journalists and fans, KL 2017 is the worst tournament in SEA Games history in terms of both officiating and organising". (more...)
It is pouring in Mumbai since 24 hours, create flooding conditions It is pouring in Mumbai since 24 hours, create flooding conditions
- August 30, 2017

Six people reportedly died during the torrential rains. Helpline numbers have been circulated. Normal life thrown completely out of gear in and around the country's financial capital. Patients were shifted on higher floors as water flooded into wards. "The staff had not reached home yesterday and has not come to work today", said Bharat Jain, 52, a distributor for consumer packaged goods companies like Godrej Consumer Products Ltd and Marico Ltd, in Masjid Bunder. (more...)
Louisiana SPCA prepping for influx of animals from Texas Louisiana SPCA prepping for influx of animals from Texas
- August 30, 2017

They say their team is now on standby, and they'll have updates once they've been deployed. "They reached out to us and we're happy to help", Amanda Harris, with the Atlanta Humane Society, said. Similar stories are being seen across the area, showing the rescue, love, and bond between eople and pets. After arriving, the animals headed to a triage area that Pets Alive has set up in the hope that staff can get them healthy enough to be adopted. (more...)
1200 dead, millions homeless due to flooding in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh 1200 dead, millions homeless due to flooding in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh
- August 30, 2017

Over recent weeks, more than 1,200 people have died across India , Bangladesh and Nepal in the worst floods to strike South Asia for years. According to worldwide aid agencies, flooding has cut off thousands of villages, where people are suffering without clean water or food for days. (more...)
Iran criticizes Iraq's Kirkuk vote to join Kurdish independence referendum Iran criticizes Iraq's Kirkuk vote to join Kurdish independence referendum
- August 30, 2017

There are also doubts about the vote among the five million Iraqi Kurds, with some calling for it to be postponed. Only 24 of the Kirkuk provincial council's 41 members attended Tuesday's vote, with 23 voting in favor of joining the referendum. (more...)
Income Tax Department grills Rabri and Tejaswi over benami property Income Tax Department grills Rabri and Tejaswi over benami property
- August 30, 2017

Mr Yadav and Ms Rabri Devi did not talk to media persons waiting outside Income Tax office for their reactions. Lalu's son Tejashwi Yadav was called for questioning at 10:30 AM today whereas his mother Rabri Devi was questioned at 2 PM. Ms Rabri Devi and Ms Misa Bharti came out after half-an hour. The I-T department is probing their alleged involvement in money-laundering and benami property deals, and links with shell companies. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey: Kevin Hart Starts Relief Challenge, Donates $25000 to Red Cross Hurricane Harvey: Kevin Hart Starts Relief Challenge, Donates $25000 to Red Cross
- August 30, 2017

The Salvation Army and FCN partnered Monday for a phone bank, an opportunity for those interested to make donations that will go to benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey . "I could be doing anything from registering people as they come in, something as simple as handing out water bottles". Text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. (more...)
Dell Technologies Championship Odds: Johnson, Spieth Lead Betting Lines Dell Technologies Championship Odds: Johnson, Spieth Lead Betting Lines
- August 30, 2017

Spieth, who won the British Open in July for his fourth major title, is world No. 2. Had a bit of a struggle on the final day but still posted a one-under 69 on Sunday - it just wasn't enough to outlast DJ in the play-off. Rahm (+1800), Thomas (+2200) and Paul Casey (+2200 ) follow that group. "I went into Boston previous year 38th in the FedExCup, and that win and just that turnaround in fortunes, it gave me a chance to obviously do what I did at East Lake a few weeks later". (more...)
Border crossing between Jordan, Iraq to reopen on Wednesday Border crossing between Jordan, Iraq to reopen on Wednesday
- August 30, 2017

A senior Western diplomatic said Iraqi authorities have awarded a contract to a USA security company that will employ a local force to secure the highway . Officials said that customs and border arrangements at the crossing have been finalized, whereas strict security measures have been adopted to ensure safety of the 550 km highway from the Jordan border to Iraqi capital Baghdad. (more...)
UK PM Theresa May arrives in Japan to soothe Brexit fears UK PM Theresa May arrives in Japan to soothe Brexit fears
- August 30, 2017

The two leaders also agreed to hold a meeting on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum, which will be held in the Russian city of Vladivostok on September 6 and September 7. In July, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned that sanctions against North Korea were "needed" but "not the final goal". May's first trip to Japan as prime minister comes at a hard moment, with Japanese attention focused on North Korea's Tuesday missile test and Britain's Brexit negotiators recently on the ... (more...)
Kidnapping investigation opened for missing French nine-year-old Kidnapping investigation opened for missing French nine-year-old
- August 30, 2017

The dogs reportedly lost the girl's scent in the auto park, leading police to the hypothesis of abduction, though prosecutors said they had not excluded any possible explanations for the girl's disappearance, "accidental or criminal". " Given the time that has elapsed since the disappearance of the young Maelys and given the resources that have been sadly deployed in vain to find her, the criminal possibility can no longer be ruled out ", Baudoin said at the courthouse in nearby ... (more...)
Latest Instagram update adds Portrait and Landscape Mode to the Photo Albums Latest Instagram update adds Portrait and Landscape Mode to the Photo Albums
- August 30, 2017

Previously, the app only allowed you to upload multiple photos as square images. As announced on Twitter , users will now be able to post portrait and landscape photos and videos, allowing the content to retain their original aspect ratio when they were taken. (more...)
Lebanon rejects any changes to UN peacekeeping mandate Lebanon rejects any changes to UN peacekeeping mandate
- August 30, 2017

On Monday, the Israeli prime minister vowed that Israel would never uproot any of its ( illegal ) settlements in the West Bank - a pledge that's (all-but) impossible to reconcile with the establishment of an independent, Palestinian state. (more...)
KKK Imperial Wizard charged with firing gun at protesters at Charlottesville KKK Imperial Wizard charged with firing gun at protesters at Charlottesville
- August 30, 2017

He then cocked his gun and fired off a single shot into the crowd before walking off. The man aims again, seemingly lower, and quickly fires a shot, before turning around, holstering his weapon, and rejoining the march. Attempts by news organizations to reach Preston on Sunday proved unsuccessful. In a report from the Associated Press, Preston has been charged with discharging a firearm within 1,000 feet (300 meters) of a school during the rally by local authorities in Charlottesville. (more...)
ISIS Withdraws from Syria and Lebanon Border Zone ISIS Withdraws from Syria and Lebanon Border Zone
- August 30, 2017

Syrian army and Hezbollah, too, announced a ceasefire in Syria's west Qalamoun border region, Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV reported Sunday. The fate of the ninth soldier is still unknown. The deal also provoked controversy in Lebanon, as some have voiced opposition to negotiations with the militants. Aoun praised the Lebanese army for carrying out the operation that ended with the deal to evacuate IS fighters and their families in return for information about nine troops who were kidnapped by ... (more...)
US Navy Shoots Down Missile Off Hawaii in Test
- August 30, 2017

MDA Director Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves said: 'We are working closely with the fleet to develop this important new capability, and this was a key milestone in giving our Aegis BMD ships an enhanced capability to defeat ballistic missiles in their terminal phase. (more...)
Scottish Labour to wait weeks before considering new leader Scottish Labour to wait weeks before considering new leader
- August 30, 2017

He fought and lost against Jim Murphy, the former Scottish leader whom Dugdale succeeded after Labour was humiliated by the Scottish National party in the 2015 general election, losing 40 of its 41 seats. She's done a superb job in the toughest of circumstances and brought Scottish Labour back from the brink. Dugdale's deputy, Alex Rowley - formerly close to ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown - is now acting leader of the party and a front-runner to succeed her. (more...)
Rainy Labor Day Weekend in store for the midstate Rainy Labor Day Weekend in store for the midstate
- August 30, 2017

As we enter the second half of the weekend and the beginning of the next work week, rain chances will stay in the forecast, but they look to be more seasonal for this time of year. UAB will host Alabama A&M Saturday afternoon at Legion Field (2:30 p.m. kickoff on WABM, MY68). Expect a mix of clouds and sun tomorrow, with highs near 80 degrees. (more...)
Uttar Pradesh: CM Adityanath won't contest elections, will enter Assemble as MLC Uttar Pradesh: CM Adityanath won't contest elections, will enter Assemble as MLC
- August 30, 2017

Like his predecessors Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati, Adityanath will also become a member of the state Legislative Council. As there were five contenders for four Vidhan Parishad seats, chief minister Yogi Adityanath had sent a special request to the ECI urging the poll panel to hold by-poll to one more upper house seat to save ministerial berth of one of his four colleagues in his council of ministers, confirmed sources in the Election Commission of India. (more...)
Minnesota charity officials warn of online scams in Houston flooding Minnesota charity officials warn of online scams in Houston flooding
- August 30, 2017

BBBs are already seeing crowdfunding appeals of a dubious nature, and in the days ahead expect to see " storm chasers " looking to make a quick buck off of clean-up efforts ( bbb .org/storm). The Federal Trade Commission offers several precautions. Contact an established disaster relief organization, suggests the American Red Cross , to see what items are needed and to make sure the group is equipped to handle the donations. (more...)
Supreme Court pegs MBBS fee at Rs. 11 lakh Supreme Court pegs MBBS fee at Rs. 11 lakh
- August 30, 2017

The court said the interim structure will continue until the fee fixation committee headed by Justice (retired) Rajendra Babu decides the fees. Meanwhile The colleges have been directed to keep the additional amount in a separate bank account The bank guarantee can be submitted within 15 days of completing admission. (more...)
Harvey makes history: Storm dumps record-breaking 49.2 inches of rain Harvey makes history: Storm dumps record-breaking 49.2 inches of rain
- August 30, 2017

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber estimated that about 110,000 homes, valued at $20.7 billion, were damaged in the floodwaters, the Baton Rouge Advocate reported . About three weeks ago, much of New Orleans was covered in several feet of water after a thunderstorm poured about nine inches of rain into the city and overwhelmed the city's drainage pipe system, which removes floodwaters from the city. (more...)
Shivering toddler found clinging to mom who drowned due to Harvey Shivering toddler found clinging to mom who drowned due to Harvey
- August 30, 2017

Rescuers found the woman unresponsive and the child suffering from hypothermia, according to officials They tried to revive the mother but she never regained consciousness. Authorities and family members have so far reported more than a dozen deaths (18 as of Tuesday night) from Harvey. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Friday as a Category 4 storm, slamming Texas with brutal winds and severe flooding, leaving Houston underwater and millions of residents in need of aid. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey Poses Danger to Ill-Prepared New Orleans Hurricane Harvey Poses Danger to Ill-Prepared New Orleans
- August 30, 2017

No decisions had yet been made on closures for Wednesday through Friday, they said. New Orleans woke up with an uneasy sense of déjà vu Tuesday as it kept a wary eye on Tropical Storm Harvey while marking the 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. (more...)
Remnants of Harvey could threaten Football Friday Remnants of Harvey could threaten Football Friday
- August 30, 2017

The Gulf of Mexico will be full throttle with warm humid air overhead and with the moisture from Harvey in place. We could see 2-5+ inches from this system. You can follow my updates here and on Twitter @growingwisdom . Pleasant with highs 71-76. Highs will be near 80 on Thursday too. Expect gusty winds and heavy rain for your morning commute on Tuesday . (more...)
Packaging Corporation of America Packaging Corporation of America
- August 30, 2017

Regions Financial Corp holds 29,000 shares. Packaging Corp Of Amer now has $10.24 billion valuation. The last stock close price is down -3.56% from the 200-day moving average, compared to the Standard & Poor's 500 Index which has increased 0.05% over the date range. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey makes second landfall hitting Louisiana Hurricane Harvey makes second landfall hitting Louisiana
- August 30, 2017

He said he expects Texas officials to decide within 48 hours whether to accept the offer. Many neighborhoods in New Orleans flooded earlier this month during a deluge that exposed problems with the city's pump and drainage system. We've seen the photos and videos to know that Houston is underwater. They carried belongings in suitcases, trash bags or even soggy cardboard boxes. (more...)

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