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Harvey is expected to restrengthen in southern Gulf Harvey is expected to restrengthen in southern Gulf
- August 24, 2017

Since Harvey will likely slow down and meander around the coast late into the week/early weekend, this will draw in copious amounts of moisture into southern Texas and Louisiana-leading to an increased flooding threat. But the several forecast models are showing the potential extreme flooding and rainfall areas. Regardless of development, very heavy rain and flooding is possible over portions of the Florida peninsula during the next few days. (more...)
USA issues Travel Warning for parts of Mexico USA issues Travel Warning for parts of Mexico
- August 24, 2017

The State Department is particularly concerned about the possibility of Americans being caught in the crossfire between rival criminal organizations, even in relatively safe areas such as beach resorts in Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya , and Tulum . (more...)
Trump adviser Kushner in Cairo for talks on Mideast peace Trump adviser Kushner in Cairo for talks on Mideast peace
- August 24, 2017

Mohammed bin Salman also discussed ways to combat terrorist financing with Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law, as well as U.S. negotiator Jason Greenblatt and deputy national security adviser Dina Powell, SPA said. Abbas expressed frustration with the USA on Sunday, saying he has met with the American representatives 20 times since Trump took office in January but still had no clear vision of what type of peace plan they had in mind. (more...)
What would you do with $700 million lottery jackpot? What would you do with $700 million lottery jackpot?
- August 24, 2017

In Pennsylvania, Powerball tickets will remain on sale until 9:59 p.m. on drawing nights on Wednesday and Saturdays. You can buy tickets for $2 online at IllinoisLottery.com or at 8,000 retailers statewide. Select 5 numbers between 1-69 and choose one Powerball from 1-26. State taxes vary, so the amount winners will pay in depend on where they play. (more...)
Chelsea Takes Conservative Site to Task for Ripping Barron Chelsea Takes Conservative Site to Task for Ripping Barron
- August 23, 2017

Barron Trump , 11, was accused by an entertainment reporter for the Daily Caller of not "dressing like he's in the White House". Springer wrote that since Barron doesn't have any responsibilities as the president's son, he could at least dress the part when he's in public. (more...)
Almost 10 percent of Americans think it's OK to be a neo-Nazi Almost 10 percent of Americans think it's OK to be a neo-Nazi
- August 23, 2017

A majority of independent voters, 55 percent, disapprove of how Trump reacted to the white nationalist rally where one young woman was killed and multiple others injured after a vehicle rammed into a crowd of counter-protesters. Disapproval of his response spikes to 66 percent in this group, and 53 percent say he's been equating neo-Nazis and white supremacists with their opponents. (more...)
South Korea Military Drills Begin, Threatening North Korea South Korea Military Drills Begin, Threatening North Korea
- August 23, 2017

North Korea's military statement said it would launch an unspecified "merciless retaliation and unsparing punishment" on the United States over the Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills that began Monday for an 11-day run. "Talking with North Korea is not a concession; it is the only way to reach an agreement to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula and to reinforce that our military strength is there only to deter aggression and to defend against attack", Markey told a news conference. (more...)
Major flash flood flooding in KC Major flash flood flooding in KC
- August 23, 2017

Several water rescues have been conducted by the Kansas City Fire Department, Riverside Fire Department and Overland Park Fire Department. The Kansas City Fire Department has received over 130 water-related calls so far, and calls are continuing to come in, Kansas City Fire Department Chief James Garrett said Tuesday morning. (more...)
Humid Afternoon, Cold Front on the Way; Tornado Watch Issued in Vermont Humid Afternoon, Cold Front on the Way; Tornado Watch Issued in Vermont
- August 23, 2017

Three rounds of heavy rain brought flash flooding to portions of eastern Kansas and western Missouri late Monday into early Tuesday. The high gusts are being created by an area of low pressure in Canada that is creating widespread strong winds, however thunderstorm winds will be more localized and could gust to even higher levels. (more...)
No service at Bank as employees go on strike No service at Bank as employees go on strike
- August 23, 2017

Operations at private lenders like ICICI Bank , HDFC Bank , Axis Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank are expected to be normal except for delays in cheque clearances, the report said. But since service at branches will be affected, crowds are likely at ATMs. Sanjay Manjrekar, General Secretary, Syndicate Bank Officers Association, said instead of hauling the large loan defaulters over the coals, the common depositor is being unfairly penalised by banks in the form of cuts in deposit rates ... (more...)
BJP landslide in Mira Bhayander Municipal elections; Shiv Sena, Congress routed BJP landslide in Mira Bhayander Municipal elections; Shiv Sena, Congress routed
- August 22, 2017

Mumbai: Continuing its victory run in Maharashtra, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday swept the polls to the Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation in the Mumbai metropolitan region. The Shiv Sena was way behind at second position with 22 seats. The election has, however, proven to be a major setback for the Nationalist Congress Party, Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena and Hitendra Thakur's Bahujan Vikas Aaghadi, as each failed to even open their account in the MBMC. (more...)
UT ranked 25th in AP preseason poll UT ranked 25th in AP preseason poll
- August 22, 2017

Not since Southern California in 2004 has the top team in the AP's initial preseason poll finished the season in the same spot. Other Big 12 programs joining the Wildcats in the 2017 Preseason AP Top 25 were Oklahoma (7th), Oklahoma State (10th), West Virginia (22nd) and Texas (23rd). (more...)
Iraq launches offensive against ISIS in Tal Afar Iraq launches offensive against ISIS in Tal Afar
- August 22, 2017

Iraqi government forces have managed to seize back five villages near Tal Afar as they are battling the Daesh Takfiri terrorists in joint operations with allied fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units to push the terrorists out of the northern city . (more...)
Big Ben bongs for final time as restoration plan begins Big Ben bongs for final time as restoration plan begins
- August 22, 2017

Before the last chimes sounded, local media, residents and tourists held video recorders or smart phones, waiting for the moment. "The need to close it down for four years is nonsense". It is thought that the bell was originally to be called Royal Victoria in honour of Queen Victoria but Londoners started calling the bell " Big Ben " and the name stuck. (more...)
Henrik Stenson closed with 64 to win at Wyndham Henrik Stenson closed with 64 to win at Wyndham
- August 22, 2017

Schniederjans also shot 64 for 21-under, while another American, Webb Simpson , finished four shots back in third place. The most entertaining round Friday belonged to Johnson Wagner, who shot 64 despite ending with a bogey. According to the PGA Tour Media Twitter account, the pro also made an albatross at the 2010 Sanderson Farms Championship. Using a one-time career money list exemption this season after failing to keep his Tour card previous year, 2006 US Open victor Ogilvy went into ... (more...)
Driver forced to gun engine and jump rising drawbridge Driver forced to gun engine and jump rising drawbridge
- August 21, 2017

Police say Terence Naphys of West Deptford Township had paid the toll to cross the Middle Thorofare Bridge with three family members in his vehicle on August 1. Naphys' SUV sustained $10,000 in damage that included a bent suspension, the family said. "[The employee] advised me that he anticipated all vehicles being clear, and all rails being down, but wasn't sure due to a strong sun glare", said police. (more...)
Solar Eclipse 2017: Glasses Info, Start Time And How Long It Lasts
- August 21, 2017

Even Greeks, who were instrumental in making vast contributions to science and mathematics, long believed the onset of a solar eclipse as a bad omen. "You have this wonderful view that you can't get any other way than being in space", Pettit said. The glasses didn't sell at first, he added, and by the time sales picked up, it was too late to re-order from the manufacturer, one of the more popular companies listed by the American Astronomical Society as a reputable supplier. (more...)
Chris Wood posts message to Leeds fans ahead of medical at Burnley Chris Wood posts message to Leeds fans ahead of medical at Burnley
- August 21, 2017

Christiansen has stated that he expects the Elland Road side to be busy in the remainder of the transfer window and that the club are actively looking for a new striker ahead of Wood's departure - with approaches already made. Wood was subsequently left out of the fixture at the Stadium of Light and posted a message on Twitter saying: "Due to strong interest from a Premier League team, the ongoing discussions with the club, and given that it has always been my ambition to play ... (more...)
Guam Issues Release to Residents: Preparing for an Imminent Missile Threat Guam Issues Release to Residents: Preparing for an Imminent Missile Threat
- August 20, 2017

On Friday, Japan's Defense Ministry said it was deploying four surface-to-air Patriot interceptors in western Japan to respond to a possible risk of fragments falling from missiles. "It's never been a vehicle for negotiations and this doesn't constitute substantive U.S. -DPRK dialogue", he said, using the acronym for North Korea's formal name, Democratic People's Republic of Korea. (more...)
United States and South Korea to Conduct Military Exercises on August 21-31
- August 20, 2017

The US military describes the software behind the drills as "state-of-the-art wargaming computer simulations". As part of the exercises, imagery from military satellites orbiting above the Korean peninsula, is at times used to peer deep into North Korea, said a former South Korean government official who declined to be identified. (more...)