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Area airports to reopen Wednesday afternoon following Hurricane Harvey Area airports to reopen Wednesday afternoon following Hurricane Harvey
- August 31, 2017

More than 1,100 flights to and from Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport were canceled on Wednesday and 331 were canceled at Houston's Hobby Airport, according to the flight tracking service FlightAware . This we know: "Houston, and Texas, will come together and rebuild", the statement continued. Air services in the region had been crippled since Friday by the storm, as historic flooding swallowed roads leading into airports and created risky travel conditions. (more...)
Los Angeles ditches Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day Los Angeles ditches Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day
- August 31, 2017

He had pushed to declare August 9 as Indigenous Peoples Day and replace Columbus Day with a day celebrating diverse cultures in Los Angeles. Councilman Joe Buscaino (left) was the lone "no" vote on Wednesday.He sided with Italian-Americans, who view Columbus Day as a celebration of their national heritage. (more...)
Evangelical leaders spark controversy with statement on 'Biblical sexuality' Evangelical leaders spark controversy with statement on 'Biblical sexuality'
- August 31, 2017

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry spoke out against the statement Tuesday, in an attempt to clear up any confusion caused by the title. The manifesto was introduced at the national conference of the South Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission last Friday in Nashville, The Washington Post reports , to outline 14 core doctrines for modern Christians. (more...)
Dollar Falls to Its Lowest Level Since January 2015 Dollar Falls to Its Lowest Level Since January 2015
- August 31, 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guided a launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile on Tuesday in a drill to counter the joint military exercises by South Korean and US militaries, the North's official KCNA news agency said on Wednesday. (more...)
Woman dies after rosary beads shoved down her throat Woman dies after rosary beads shoved down her throat
- August 31, 2017

They also reported finding bruises and scratches on her face. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The boyfriend was identified as 34-year-old Pierre Jones, according to PIX11. "But we don't know what happened", she added. "She was very, very respected in the building", a neighbor told ABC. "She kept a close eye on her children". (more...)
WSU student faces legal action over R14m payment 'error' WSU student faces legal action over R14m payment 'error'
- August 31, 2017

The university said that it was investigating why the student did not report the cash transfer, but the student disputes this, the report says . Intellimali , a company that administers payments for students on financial aid at Walter Sisulu University (WSU), has threatened to pursue a case against a student who was mistakenly paid R14-million instead of the allocated R1 400 for food allowance. (more...)
3 officers shot in Sacramento, conditions unknown - sheriff 3 officers shot in Sacramento, conditions unknown - sheriff
- August 31, 2017

Additional officers went to the Ramada Inn in the 2600 block of Auburn Boulevard to serve a search warrant when they were shot at by a suspect. Three officers were shot Wednesday near a Sacramento County motel off Capital City Freeway, and at least four people were detained in connection with the shooting, according to the California Highway Patrol . (more...)
Sandra Bullock donates $1 million to assist hurricane Harvey relief effort Sandra Bullock donates $1 million to assist hurricane Harvey relief effort
- August 31, 2017

You may do this by contacting 1-855-92 RC CAR, 1-855-927-2227. Rob Vincent of the Salvation Army . Because of the advanced technology at San Diego's Red Cross Headquarters, the building will be used as a call center for case workers to help Harvey victims after the storm passes. (more...)
FEMA offering tips on how to help disaster survivors in Texas FEMA offering tips on how to help disaster survivors in Texas
- August 31, 2017

All donations will go to Harvey relief efforts in Texas. Forecasters said there was a risk of tornadoes across a large part of the South as Harvey trudged northeast toward northern Louisiana . John Bel Edwards says winds could cause damage to trees and power lines if they're strong enough, but the main concern is heavy rain and flooding. It was quickly repaired, officials said, and was ready for Tuesday's rains. (more...)
National Charities Gearing Up to Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey National Charities Gearing Up to Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey
- August 30, 2017

That said, relief agencies will need money beyond first few days or even weeks, so if the ease of text donations appeals to you, tap away. He also warned that crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe may have good intentions, but if you can't confirm that the money donated will go where you want it to, you should look at other options. (more...)
Melania Trump Used Her Tropical Storm Harvey Trip to Debut FLOTUS Merch Melania Trump Used Her Tropical Storm Harvey Trip to Debut FLOTUS Merch
- August 30, 2017

The liberal satire's host Trevor Noah said that North Korea's latest nuclear provocations this week had taken a back seat to Trump doing "something much worse:" going to Houston in high heels. During last year's presidential campaign, Donald Trump transformed his four-word slogan into must-have MAGA merch for his supporters, and the famed red baseball caps are now sold in the White House gift shop as a souvenir to commemorate the, um, historic, administration. (more...)
Mattis refreezes Pentagon policy on transgender troops
- August 30, 2017

This past June, Mattis extended that study through January 2018. After President Trump tweeted in late July that the military would ban transgender people from service, the Pentagon waited for official word from the President on how to implement the request, since direct orders generally don't come by way of social media. (more...)
Chance the Rapper to grill at new Nando's restaurant for CPS Chance the Rapper to grill at new Nando's restaurant for CPS
- August 30, 2017

This is par for the course for the South African chain. "Nando's has a history of supporting public schools and community non-profits when they open new restaurants, which I really admire", Chance said in a statement. The 12th Nando's to open in Chicago will be donating all of the food proceeds from their grand opening between September 5th to 7th directly to Chicago public schools and Lil Chano from 79th will be on hand, grilling up the brand's famous peri-peri chicken. (more...)
Chance the Rapper Will Be Grilling for Charity at Nando's in Chicago Chance the Rapper Will Be Grilling for Charity at Nando's in Chicago
- August 30, 2017

The 12th Nando's to open in Chicago will be donating all of the food proceeds from their grand opening between September 5th to 7th directly to Chicago public schools and Lil Chano from 79th will be on hand, grilling up the brand's famous peri-peri chicken. (more...)
Christopher Columbus Bust Beheaded In New York Christopher Columbus Bust Beheaded In New York
- August 30, 2017

The Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus Circle was dedicated in 1892. Many Italian-Americans say the Columbus statue - which was created by an Italian-born sculptor and funded by an Italian-language newspaper in 1892 on the 400th anniversary of Columbus landing in the Americas - is a point of pride for ancestors of immigrants who contributed to the culture of NY and the country. (more...)
Man gets leg stuck in sinkhole in Brooklyn crosswalk Man gets leg stuck in sinkhole in Brooklyn crosswalk
- August 30, 2017

Crews were able to safely rescue the 28-year-old. Suarez was shook as he had no idea what the fate of his entire right leg would be. "I didn't know what was going on". "They didn't know I could pull my leg out because somebody had already tried and it didn't work". He seemed to be in a lot of pain'. Suarez actually sustained a hairline fracture when his leg fell through. (more...)
Steve Bannon Breaks With Trump, Backs Moore in Alabama Steve Bannon Breaks With Trump, Backs Moore in Alabama
- August 30, 2017

AL.com quoted NAGR director Dudley Brown saying, "Judge Roy Moore has proven to be a strict constitutionalist and has given good reason to believe he'll be a gun rights champion and vocal supporter of the Second Amendment in the U.S. In the Republican primary earlier this month, Moore won 39 percent of the vote while unusual received 33 percent, forcing a September 26 runoff for the seat, AL.com reported. (more...)
Newspaper: Panama papers case NAB summons three JIT members Newspaper: Panama papers case NAB summons three JIT members
- August 30, 2017

The other five JIT members are Amer Aziz of the State Bank of Pakistan, Executive Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan Bilal Rasool, NAB Director Irfan Naeem Mangi, Brig Muhammad Nauman Saeed of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Brig Kamran Khurshid of the Military Intelligence (MI). (more...)
Arsene Wenger should leave the club, says former striker Ian Wright Arsene Wenger should leave the club, says former striker Ian Wright
- August 30, 2017

Wright's critical assessment was not finished there, with the former striker slamming the club's handling of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who now looks set to join rivals Chelsea. "You do feel it's nearly like his blanket, his comfort blanket", Wright said. I'd like him to go because I do not believe now he can motivate the players. (more...)
Prabhas' role in Saaho revealed Prabhas' role in Saaho revealed
- August 30, 2017

Now, Mirror has learnt that Jackie Shroff , Mandira Bedi , Chunky Panday, Mahesh Manjrekar and Tinnu Anand have come on board as the rest of the cast members in the high-octane action-drama. Having starred in five films with Prabhas , her onscreen chemistry with the actor is great. There has been no official confirmation on Mohanlal's participation in the film just yet but various reports claim the veteran has agreed to play a part which is nearly as important as the lead role played ... (more...)
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...)