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Author: 0 Texans Are Now Being Housed In Shelters, Abbott Says

Abbott also said a press conference that FEMA has provided more than 5 million meals to people impacted by the storm. The governor said troops will immediately be deploying to southern East Texas to deal with emergency flooding. Even as recovery and rebuilding from Harvey's devastation begin in areas from Victoria to Corpus Christi, "we are now also dealing with with catastrophic conditions in Southeast Texas", Abbott said, further complicating an already complex emergency-management process.

Global Media Trump's Wall Street-friendly tax plan faces roadblocks on Main Street
Author: 0 Trump's Wall Street-friendly tax plan faces roadblocks on Main Street

During an interview with the Washington Examiner last week, House Speaker Paul Ryan, who has been doing his own tax reform road show around the country, suggested that he doesn't mind the White House being occupied with other issues, saying it "actually helps us concentrate our minds and focus on getting this done, especially because of the acrimony that's in America and the distraction".

Global Media Houston police chief chokes back tears after hero cop dies in floods
Author: 0 Houston police chief chokes back tears after hero cop dies in floods

The White House said he did not want his visit to disrupt the emergency response. It wasn't her words, but footwear, that seemed to gain the most attention. At least 9,000 to 10,000 people have been rescued in the Houston region by first responders. Harvey is projected to weaken as it moves inland to the northeast, the National Hurricane Center said.

Global Media Harvey flooding ravages Texas as Abbott orders another 1000 National Guard members
Author: 0 Harvey flooding ravages Texas as Abbott orders another 1000 National Guard members

The Wisconsin National Guard is readying troops to respond to Gov. Scott Walker's offer to assist Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. "DoD has provided [Joint Base San Antonio-] Randolph, Seguin Auxiliary Airfield as a forward staging area to support distribution of supplies and equipment to the affected areas", the colonel added, "and DoD has prepositioned a search and rescue ...

Global Media Will Arpaio Pardon Encourage More Civil Rights Violations?
Author: 0 Will Arpaio Pardon Encourage More Civil Rights Violations?

He was elected sheriff of Maricopa County , Arizona in 1993 and quickly developed a reputation as an intense opponent of illegal immigration. The former sheriff , 85, was voted out of office a year ago. One would think admiration is reserved for those who exhibit these qualities, yet the president uses it to describe a man responsible for stigmatizing, harassing and profiling an entire race.

Global Media US Troops in Afghanistan, Pentagon Says in Effort at Transparency
Author: 0 US Troops in Afghanistan, Pentagon Says in Effort at Transparency

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis "still hasn´t made that decision", he said , adding: "No troops have started to flow.no deployment orders have been issued". On Wednesday, the Department of Defense announced that there are about 11,000 USA troops now serving in Afghanistan. The contractors hired to replace the mechanics, Nicholson said, cost "tens of millions of dollars" and hurt the unit's overall military readiness.

Global Media Emergency crews, locals prepare as tropical disturbance brews on SC Coast
Author: 0 Emergency crews, locals prepare as tropical disturbance brews on SC Coast

The clouds will come from a tropical system now located off the coast of Georgia, which will likely develop into a tropical storm later today (Irma) as it tracks northeast towards the Carolinas. Again, heavy rounds of rain will be hitting the coast at these times, with occasional winds gusting over 40 miles per hour. The center of possible Tropical Storm Irma would be located near Cape Lookout by 8 a.m.

Global Media Harvey's rainfall so extreme, new colors have been added to maps
Author: 0 Harvey's rainfall so extreme, new colors have been added to maps

Hurricane Harvey came ashore near Rockport, Texas late Friday evening. The location once saw 150 inches of rain over a three-day period, according to the World Meteorological Organization Global Weather and Climate Extremes Archive . "For the continental U.S., Harvey now holds the record for the most rain produced by a tropical system", said Russ Schumacher, a professor at Colorado State University's Department of Atmospheric Science.

Global Media Christopher Columbus statue destroyed in Westchester park
Author: 0 Christopher Columbus statue destroyed in Westchester park

Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to appoint the members of the statue review commission he announced. "It's unfortunate because I did go up there and I did see it all smashed", Gamerdella told WNBC-TV. White supremacists were protesting the city's plan to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, which city crews have since covered up. One vandal, who defaced a Columbus statue in Baltimore, left behind a narrated video message of his crime.

Author: 0 Harvey's heavy rains ratchet up flooding fears in Louisiana

John Bel Edwards made the request on Sunday evening in advance of heavy rain from Tropical Storm Harvey . The catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey is not limited to Texas, it's also affecting parts of Louisiana where preparations are underway to evacuate some areas.

Global Media September 1, Muslim Feast of Sacrifice, declared a holiday
Author: 0 September 1, Muslim Feast of Sacrifice, declared a holiday

Saudi Arabia's national electricity company has urged Muslims not to use electricity pylons for the mass slaughter of cattle and other livestock during Eid al-Adha celebrations . This celebration is the breaking of the fasting pattern of the entire month and is celebrated with family, friends and lots of food. To demonstrate the charitable practice among the Muslim community , efforts are made to ensure that during Eid-el-Kabir no impoverished person is denied the opportunity to partake in ...

Global Media Three officers shot on Auburn Boulevard
Author: 0 Three officers shot on Auburn Boulevard

The shooting occurred near a motel at the intersection of Auburn Boulevard and Fulton Avenue, the official said. Turnball says he doesn't know the officers' conditions. One stolen vehicle led officers on a chase that ended in Elk Grove. One officer was shot during this altercation. He was hit by gunfire and taken into custody.

Global Media Sandra Bullock donates $1 million to help Harvey victims
Author: 0 Sandra Bullock donates $1 million to help Harvey victims

On Monday afternoon, C.D. Reavis was waiting to find out if he would be driving to Austin Texas in a Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle, or flying out of the Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport. "This is going to be a long-term event. We're prepared to shelter for a long time", Welch said. Aid groups are scrambling to provide shelter, emergency services and hope.

Global Media President Trump Approves Emergency Declaration for Louisiana
Author: 0 President Trump Approves Emergency Declaration for Louisiana

Harvey , which was downgraded to a tropical storm, has dumped more than 40 inches of rain in parts of Houston . Trump added an update early Saturday morning in a separate tweet. "When you look at the magnitude of the flooding that's taken place in the fourth largest city in the United States, that we anticipate that it will be years coming back", Pence said.

Global Media Tips to Avoid Being Scammed in Donating to Hurricane victims
Author: 0 Tips to Avoid Being Scammed in Donating to Hurricane victims

Gale-force winds and torrential rains pummeled Houston over the weekend as Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday night, resulting in five lives lost and at least 2,000 emergency rescues. Unless the charity already has staff in the affected areas, it may be hard to bring in new aid workers to provide assistance quickly. It's best to go directly to a charity's website instead.

Global Media Pentagon to establish panel on Trump's transgender military ban
Author: 0 Pentagon to establish panel on Trump's transgender military ban

On Aug. 29, Mattis disclosed that transgender troops would continue serving in the USA military pending the results of a study on their "deployability". On Aug. 25, the White House provided official guidance to the Pentagon , ordering that transgender applicants would no longer be accepted into the military and calling for a study to determine whether transgender troops could remain in service.

Global Media Almost 20000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar
Author: 0 Almost 20000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar

Thousands more are waiting at the border, local sources say. In addition to advocating for inter-religious dialogue, Pope Francis will pay attention to the Rohingyas' plight in Myanmar as they are considered illegal immigrants and face multiple restrictions, including freedom of movement.

Global Media Macron says fighting 'Islamist terror' top foreign priority
Author: 0 Macron says fighting 'Islamist terror' top foreign priority

He didn't give more details about the exact role and composition of this group, saying the main players of the Syrian crisis would be involved. Macron also said he wants to organize in Paris an worldwide summit "against the financing of the terrorism" at the beginning of next year.

Global Media North Korea Fires Three Short-Range Missiles into the East Sea
Author: 0 North Korea Fires Three Short-Range Missiles into the East Sea

It later amended its statement to say the missiles flew "approximately 250 kilometers in a northeastern direction". The launches come as tens of thousands of South Korean and U.S. "They could be ballistic missiles but they could be rockets". North Korea claimed it achieved that milestone after a nuclear test a year ago. The country has fired more than 20 missiles since February, further perfecting its technology with each launch.

Global Media More Than 1000 Died in South Asia Floods This Summer
Author: 0 More Than 1000 Died in South Asia Floods This Summer

Footage from one train station showed dozens of people standing on platforms as water gushed on to the tracks. According to reports in the Straits Times, quoting disaster management officials, ongoing floods have so far affected 17 million people in India, with thousands sheltered in relief camps.

Global Media 2 men held capsized boat for hours on Lake Erie, 1 survives
Author: 0 2 men held capsized boat for hours on Lake Erie, 1 survives

The Coast Guard says the vessel operators had administrative controls placed, ordering the boats to immediately cease operating as commercial passenger vessels until they comply with federal law. As the search for Lester's friend continues, our thoughts and prayers are with his family ". The U.S. Coast Guard is searching Lake Erie for two fishermen who haven't been heard from since they left a Cleveland marina.

Global Media Mumbai Back To Normal Amid Fears Of Fresh Rains
Author: 0 Mumbai Back To Normal Amid Fears Of Fresh Rains

However, some isolated areas are likely to receive heavy rainfall, it warned. The Maximum City experienced the heaviest rainfall in 12 years over the past couple of days. The weatherman believes that this could be worse than the floods Mumbai faced in July 2005, which caused a lot of damage to the city and the people as well.

Global Media Bird Group keen on buying Air India subsidiary
Author: 0 Bird Group keen on buying Air India subsidiary

The government added a special clause just for Air India under its foreign direct investment (FDI) policy. "This is the second formal interest for Air India we have recieved", Chaubey said talking to reporters on the sidelines of a Ficci conference.

Global Media Sacramento Rallies To Support DACA Program For Undocumented Minors
Author: 0 Sacramento Rallies To Support DACA Program For Undocumented Minors

Now the program is reportedly under scrutiny by the Trump administration after 10 states Texas threatened to sue if the president does not agree to phase out the program by ending new permits and stopping permit renewals by September 5. Some in the GOP are urging the president to leave the program alone, including six House members who wrote Trump last week arguing Dreamers "are making immediate contributions to our society and our economy".

Global Media Exxon Mobil released pollutants from Baytown, Texas refinery
Author: 0 Exxon Mobil released pollutants from Baytown, Texas refinery

However, it was not immediately clear what caused the smell. Shell said in a statement this week that 100 pounds of benzene and 100 pounds of toluene were released due to destruction from the severe storm, which include cancerous chemical carcinogen and the less toxic solvent, the EPA reports.

Global Media Harvey horror: Toddler found clinging to drowned mother
Author: 0 Harvey horror: Toddler found clinging to drowned mother

The mother was unresponsive and efforts to revive her failed. "The child was holding on to her mother", police said in a statement . A woman and her 18-month-old daughter were traveling Tuesday on a highway service road in Beaumont, about 85 miles east of Houston, when the vehicle hit high waters, police told the Associated Press.

Global Media Harvey's rain just for SOME in North Texas
Author: 0 Harvey's rain just for SOME in North Texas

TUESDAY: Highs in the low to mid 80s, with a few scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm. After a few days of numerous heavy showers and storms, drier air has finally returned to the Bay Area. Highs in the upper 80s. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Rain chances have been dropped off the board this weekend, and only a low end rain chance on Monday.

Global Media Scottish Labour to meet on September 9 to consider leadership process
Author: 0 Scottish Labour to meet on September 9 to consider leadership process

Kezia became Scottish leader at one of the most hard times in the history of the Scottish Labour Party, and the party's revival is now fully under way, with six new MPs and many more to come. Other potential candidates include former deputy leader Anas Sarwar , as well as the party's business manager at Holyrood, James Kelly, and former interim leader Jackie Baillie, who are all seen as being more centrist than Mr Rowley and Mr Leonard.

Global Media May visits Japan with 'lofty' goal of mirroring European Union trade deal
Author: 0 May visits Japan with 'lofty' goal of mirroring European Union trade deal

Her official meetings with Abe and other Japanese officials are scheduled for Thursday in Tokyo. May - who arrived in Osaka Wednesday and is to attend a traditional tea ceremony in nearby Kyoto - will also be discussing issues tied to global terrorism and regional security, after North Korea sharply escalated regional tensions by launching a ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday.

Global Media Children Death toll in BRD
Author: 0 Children Death toll in BRD

According to data provided by Singh, a total of 1,250 deaths have been reported from the hospital since January 2017, the highest deaths (290) being reported in the month of August. The state government had also shunted out additional chief secretary medical education Anita Bhatnagar Jain. The Gorakhpur Police had conducted a raid on late Monday night at the residence of Dr Kafeel Ahmed Khan only to find that he too was absconding.

Author: 0 U.S. conducts missile defence test off Hawaii coast

Monday's test missile was launched from Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii. The test was performed by the US Missile Defence Agency (MDA) and the US Navy from the USS John Paul Jones , a guided- missile destroyer, just one day after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan .

Global Media Think safety first as students return to school
Author: 0 Think safety first as students return to school

Traffic following a bus must always stop with the bus ... If you're interested in becoming a bus driver you can call the district at 253-9370 or go on the districts website. Yellow flashing lights on a school bus warn drivers to slow down and prepare to stop. LaSalle County Regional Superintendent of Schools Christopher Dvorak has asked motorists to remember how important it is to understand and obey school bus laws.

Global Media Will Ivanka & Jared be the next White House casualties?
Author: 0 Will Ivanka & Jared be the next White House casualties?

One of the main topics of discussion brought up was about that moment Ivanka Trump was allowed to sit in her father's place at the G-20 Summit in Germany. An "influential Republican donor" thinks they will move back to NY when they can no longer see themselves working in the Trump administration. White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump leads a listening session with military spouses at the White House in Washington, U.S.

Global Media IS Evacuation Deal Sparks Iraqi Outrage
Author: 0 IS Evacuation Deal Sparks Iraqi Outrage

Hezbollah has maintained a strong presence in the parts of Syria near the border with Lebanon for years, helping Assad capture several rebel-held towns and villages there. But many Iraqis expressed anger about the evacuation deal on social media. The commander of the army, General Joseph Aoun, on Wednesday declared "the end of the battle of Dawn of the Outsksirts, which achieved its goals by the expulsion of Daesh and knowing the fate of the abducted soldiers".

Global Media Amid pumping failures, New Orleans readies for possible Harvey flooding
Author: 0 Amid pumping failures, New Orleans readies for possible Harvey flooding

New Orleans is expected to get the most rain Sunday through Tuesday, not on Friday and Saturday. According to the National Weather Service , parts of the city received two inches of rain today. Gov. John Bel Edwards made the request on Sunday evening in advance of heavy rain from Tropical Storm Harvey. The city's fire department has given out 35,800 sandbags to residents, Landrieu said.

Global Media Bhutan hails end of Doklam standoff
Author: 0 Bhutan hails end of Doklam standoff

In a major diplomatic breakthrough to end the prolonged standoff between their troops, India and China yesterday disengaged their border personnel at Doka La. The talks had been okayed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping when they met in Hamburg on the sidelines of the G20 meeting on July 7.

Global Media Police question man after Tasmanian girl shot in face
Author: 0 Police question man after Tasmanian girl shot in face

The shooting happened about 50 metres from the 25-year-old man's home. The youngster was first taken to a local hospital, then transferred to the Launceston General Hospital and is now being flown to Melbourne for treatment. Police were called to the Deloraine District Hospital at 9.10pm where the girl was being treated. Her condition was initially listed as critical, but has stabilised this morning.

Author: 0 China reaffirms support for Pakistan's Afghan policy

President Trump's reference to further developing a strategic partnership with India and asking India to provide additional economic assistance and development to Afghanistan would raise Pakistan's hackles even more. President Rahmon also appreciated Pakistan for its efforts towards fighting against terrorism and peace. "Hence, Pakistan has asked for the postponement of the visit", a ruling party minister told the paper on condition of anonymity.

Global Media Russia Says War Games Don't Threaten Poland, Other Neighbors
Author: 0 Russia Says War Games Don't Threaten Poland, Other Neighbors

Belarussian Deputy Defence Minister Oleg Belokonev, speaking in Minsk, said any troops and equipment brought into Belarus for the war games would be withdrawn afterwards. He said control over troops deterring aggression against the Union State of Russian and Belarus will be drilled at the second stage in a rapidly changing environment.

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