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Stilettogate: Melania brings Net to heel in fashion frenzy Stilettogate: Melania brings Net to heel in fashion frenzy
- August 31, 2017

And even if she did keep her heels on, the internet's scrutiny of the first lady is an example of how women are critiqued more for their appearance than for their actions. She did indeed change her shoes - as she now appears to be sporting a pair of Adidas Stan Smith sneakers. But as he and the first lady left for Texas, it was Melania's outfit that got the attention online. (more...)
Beyonce, Bullock among celebs to donate to Harvey relief
- August 31, 2017

Bullock reportedly has a home in Austin and is a former Texas resident. Bullock has a long history of generosity after disasters. "We don't have warehouses that can take the stuff in so we can distribute it", Vincent said. U.S. Bank customers can now make donations to the American Red Cross at all U.S. Bank ATMs to support the humanitarian organization's disaster relief efforts for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. (more...)
Trump Doesn't Want Us to See His Real Tax Plan Trump Doesn't Want Us to See His Real Tax Plan
- August 31, 2017

Lawmakers are expected to present a bill in coming months. However, Republicans are also in need of a legislative win, and temporary tax cuts might wind up being the lowest common denominator for the GOP to come to an agreement. He did not mention that 35 percent is the statutory US corporate tax rate, and that the effective corporate tax rate (the share of profits that corporations actually pay in income taxes) is far less because of the many loopholes and special breaks throughout ... (more...)
Trump urges Saudi King to end Qatar crisis Trump urges Saudi King to end Qatar crisis
- August 31, 2017

Lavrov made the comments in Qatar's capital, Doha, on Wednesday, at the end of a three-nation tour of the region that also included stops in Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Foreign Minister affirmed that gas contracts were not affected by the crisis, and this is the biggest proof that Qatar is a reliable partner in supplying the world with energy. (more...)
Grand Forks community holds vigil honoring Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind Grand Forks community holds vigil honoring Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind
- August 31, 2017

The baby was found in good health and is now at a hospital under the custody of social services. However, the statement continued, "We are unable to release the specific details of Savanna's death, or the manner in which Savanna's baby was born". (more...)
President Trump makes first visit to Missouri since election President Trump makes first visit to Missouri since election
- August 31, 2017

His lower taxes will give them more money to take home and spend, instead of paying high taxes. Finally, the push toward tax reform offers an opportunity to establish sensible, pro-growth policy for America's energy sector. The White House's stated goal is to adopt tax reform by the end of the year, but that's a tall task both technically and politically. Mr Trump singled out several countries, including Ireland, as he pledged to cut America's corporate tax rate to 15 per cent. (more...)
Senator Kamala Harris Officially Hops on the Single-Payer Train Senator Kamala Harris Officially Hops on the Single-Payer Train
- August 31, 2017

Let's make health care a right, not a privilege. "The president's proposal would allow Americans to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks, allowing them to invest in their and their children's futures and also support and grow the economy", Zinke said. (more...)
Missouri representatives at speech support President Trump's tax proposals Missouri representatives at speech support President Trump's tax proposals
- August 31, 2017

Understandably, those companies would much prefer that those trillions go toward lower rates. "You're not going to bully United States senators, this isn't the Apprentice", said Rep. In recent negotiations, administration officials and congressional leaders have considered scaling back some of the president's more ambitious proposals, such as reducing the corporate tax rate to 20 or 25 percent and keeping the top individual tax rate at 39.6 percent instead of lowering it. (more...)
Govt unveils major plan to reform Army Govt unveils major plan to reform Army
- August 31, 2017

India on Wednesday announced an extensive restructuring of its army, an exercise that will see 57,000 soldiers being redeployed in combat roles to sharpen the force's fighting edge. Replying to a question on whether the exercise was in view of the Doklam standoff incident, Mr Jaitley said: "This is not specific to any incident". (more...)
Trump says he wants to 'bring back Main Street' Trump says he wants to 'bring back Main Street'
- August 31, 2017

I think Congress is going to make a comeback". Since Republicans so far have no major legislative achievements to show for their control of Congress and the White House , we can expect them to be under even more pressure than usual to provide the most politically expedient answer to each of these questions. (more...)
Texas' Sanctuary City Ban Blocked by Federal Judge Texas' Sanctuary City Ban Blocked by Federal Judge
- August 31, 2017

He also wrote there "is overwhelming evidence by local officials, including local law enforcement, that SB 4 will erode public trust and make many communities and neighborhoods less safe " while adding that "localities will suffer adverse economic consequences which, in turn, will harm the state of Texas ". (more...)
Trump Inspecting Flood-ravaged Texas as Tropical Storm Dumps More Rain Trump Inspecting Flood-ravaged Texas as Tropical Storm Dumps More Rain
- August 31, 2017

In the Houston area, heavy equipment normally reserved for hauling rock and soil instead saved lives as stranded residents packed into haulers and were driven to a Walmart parking lot where they were picked up by loved ones or bused to a shelter. (more...)
Arpaio whips up support for Trump after controversial pardon Arpaio whips up support for Trump after controversial pardon
- August 31, 2017

William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC , has been a huge supporter of the sheriff - as well as a staunch critic of McCain and other Republicans who favor open borders. As sheriff , Arpaio's office would routinely detain Latinos exclusively on the suspicion they had broken immigration law, without any evidence whatsoever that a crime had been committed. (more...)
Duterte says Marcos family eyeing return of money, gold bars Duterte says Marcos family eyeing return of money, gold bars
- August 31, 2017

Sen. Panfilo Lacson welcomed the offer as he said as assets to be returned, including gold bars, would be an addition to the government's treasury. Imelda denies the family's wealth is ill-gotten and at times has said her late husband recovered the treasure of Japan's World War II general Tomoyuki Yamashita that was looted from across South-east Asia. (more...)
FEMA: At least 10 dead in Hurricane Harvey floods FEMA: At least 10 dead in Hurricane Harvey floods
- August 31, 2017

The death toll from the storm has now risen to 19, NBC News reported , including a family of six. In Port Arthur , Sheriff Zena Stephens told KFDM-TV that authorities were struggling to rescue residents from the flooding. Another centre in Humble, Texas, will house people from the city's northern suburbs, the mayor added. The scale of the catastrophe in Texas began to come into sharper focus: Emergency authorities said more than 1,000 homes were destroyed and close to 50,000 ... (more...)
US Boots on the Ground in Afghanistan at 11000 US Boots on the Ground in Afghanistan at 11000
- August 31, 2017

Tillerson went on to say that Trump had also delegated significant authority to US Secretary of Defense James Mattis to set troop levels but has also delegated more authority to military commanders in the field in the hope of turning the tide against the Taliban . (more...)
Tropical Depression Forms Off Of Georgia Coast Tropical Depression Forms Off Of Georgia Coast
- August 31, 2017

The gustiest winds, closer to 40 miles per hour, will occur at the beaches. Regardless of whether we call it "Irma" or not, the coastal low will still bring rain and gusts to the Carolinas and eastern Virginia as if it were a weak Nor'easter. (more...)
Meet the Trans Service Members Attending MTV's VMAs Meet the Trans Service Members Attending MTV's VMAs
- August 31, 2017

According to Billboard , MTV invited Air Force Airman 1st Class Sterling James Crutcher , Air Force Staff Sgt. Logan B. Ireland , Army Capt. Jennifer Peace , Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Akira Wyatt , Army veteran Laila Ireland and former Navy Lt. (more...)
United Nations extends peacekeeping mission in Lebanon against Hezbollah's buildup United Nations extends peacekeeping mission in Lebanon against Hezbollah's buildup
- August 31, 2017

The UN Security Council will vote on renewing the mandate this week before it expires tomorrow. "Conditions in south Lebanon are very risky today". Wednesday's extension follows a flurry of negotiations over USA and Israeli desires to do more to keep Hezbollah from gathering illegal weapons. (more...)
Chidambaram, Mamata slam Centre over demonetisation after RBI report Chidambaram, Mamata slam Centre over demonetisation after RBI report
- August 31, 2017

The poor suffered the most. They also said the government had never claimed that a specific portion of banned notes won't come back and that the success of the scheme should be judged on its proven ability to formalise transactions and detect illegality and fraud. (more...)
Harvey's rainfall so extreme, new colors have been added to maps Harvey's rainfall so extreme, new colors have been added to maps
- August 31, 2017

Abbott made the announcement in a late-night tweet on Sunday, bringing the total number deployed national and state guard service members to more than 4,000, as officials continue to devote resources toward rescue and recovery missions in flood-torn areas across the state. (more...)
Most Americans don't like Trump's conduct as president, poll shows Most Americans don't like Trump's conduct as president, poll shows
- August 31, 2017

On Tuesday, North Korea launched a missile over Japan and Trump visited Texas as it braced itself for a second slam by Hurricane Harvey. Republican-leaning respondents largely felt conflicted about Trump's behavior. Though Pew did not survey Democrats' sentiment on President Barack Obama's conduct, 82% of Democrats said in an August 2009 survey that they approved of his job performance. (more...)
India's first private built navigation satellite set to be launched today India's first private built navigation satellite set to be launched today
- August 31, 2017

For the first time, private players have been actively involved in building a full satellite. The 1.4-tonne satellite will be launched aboard the PSLV-C39 rocket on Thursday, August 31, from the state-run Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) spaceport at Sriharikota off the Bay of Bengal in Andhra Pradesh, about 80 km northeast of Chennai at 7:00 pm. (more...)
Boulder weather: Mostly sunny with a high of 88 Boulder weather: Mostly sunny with a high of 88
- August 31, 2017

Skies will improve some overnight as fog will once again become patchy and dense dropping visibility under 1/4 mile in spots. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 82. Expect skies to keep featuring plenty of sun and highs in the middle 70s for the afternoon. 27 Storm Track meteorologist Branden Borremans forecasts areas of fog early Wednesday before it turns sunny and warmer, a few evening showers and thundershowers, quiet weather to follow, with just a few evening and night showers and ... (more...)
Trump declares emergency in Louisiana for storm Harvey
- August 31, 2017

Forecasts show the storm moving slowly eastward, threatening up to two feet of rain in parts of southwestern Louisiana. "We're not certain that the president will come", Edwards said. "Given the extent of the potential destruction, we urge anyone in the path of the storm to make their way to higher median incomes immediately", said Louisiana Gov. (more...)
Feinstein Stuns SF Crowd by Expressing Hope for Trump Feinstein Stuns SF Crowd by Expressing Hope for Trump
- August 31, 2017

She continued, "I just hope he has the ability to learn and to change and, if he does, he can be a good president". And if he does, he can be a good president. The statement was aimed at people who hadn't seen the entire event, but only the "good president" snippet of video that exploded on social media, said Ashley Schapitl, a spokeswoman for the senator. (more...)
Billionaire Kidnapper, Evans' Judgement Hits Roadblock in Lagos Court Billionaire Kidnapper, Evans' Judgement Hits Roadblock in Lagos Court
- August 31, 2017

The female defendant, who was the only one who pleaded not guilty to all the charges, is to be remanded at the Kirikiri Female Prison until October 19. "The assertion that we refused service of the fresh application can not be true when judgment has already been reserved", he said. "However, the defence team just had the opportunity of meeting our clients this morning in court for the first time, we were just served with documents in the open court this morning". (more...)
Pittsburgh Airport Opened to Non-Flyers Pittsburgh Airport Opened to Non-Flyers
- August 31, 2017

Officials have stressed the decision will not affect security at Pittsburgh International Airport. During those hours, the general public will be able to check-in on the third floor of the airport, across from Allegiant's ticketing location, by showing a photo ID. (more...)
Child in Muslim foster home row may be taken out of Britain Child in Muslim foster home row may be taken out of Britain
- August 31, 2017

The mother of the five-year-old "Christian" girl who complained her daughter had been placed with Muslim foster carers was herself born into the Islamic faith. She said social services had since carried out an assessment of the mother's mother as a possible long-term carer. Robert Halfon MP, head of the Commons education select committee, said: 'I think the judge has made a wonderful decision and deserves full praise for doing what's right'. (more...)
Michigan National Guard teams may deploy to TX Michigan National Guard teams may deploy to TX
- August 31, 2017

Gen. Don Dunbar, Wisconsin's adjutant general. "As the people of Houston and other nearby areas continue to struggle with the awful impacts of Hurricane Harvey, Virginia is ready to provide whatever assistance we can", said Governor McAuliffe. (more...)