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USA flies bombers, fighters in show of force against N. Korea USA flies bombers, fighters in show of force against N. Korea
- September 05, 2017

The Ulchi-Freedom Guardian, the 11-day joint military exercises the United States and South Korea completed Thursday, involved tens of thousands of USA and South Korean troops, although the exercises were conducted largely through computer simulations. (more...)
United Kingdom could stay in single market permanently, Labour's deputy leader says United Kingdom could stay in single market permanently, Labour's deputy leader says
- September 04, 2017

Mrs. May has said there will be proper scrutiny, but some MPs fear it will give ministers sweeping new powers. Ahead of the second reading of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill on Thursday, the SNP's Westminster leader said enough Tory MPs had doubts about the government's plan to leave the single market to force a change. (more...)
President Trump, first lady visit Harvey flood areas for second time President Trump, first lady visit Harvey flood areas for second time
- September 04, 2017

Gov. Greg Abbott warned Friday in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" that it could take years for Texas to "dig out from this catastrophe". The comments from Abbott and Long came after Trump's weekend visit to Texas and Louisiana, including a stop in Houston's NRG Centre, which is being used as an emergency shelter. (more...)
Officer Who Arrested Utah Nurse Placed On Administrative Leave Officer Who Arrested Utah Nurse Placed On Administrative Leave
- September 04, 2017

The injured truck driver in a fiery crash in Cache County in July was the subject of a controversial police visit to a Salt Lake City hospital that led to a nurse's arrest. "I'm just trying to do what I'm supposed to do", she said. Payne says, "I'll bring them all the transients and take good patients elsewhere". And I am still confused. (more...)
Swing and a miss! Wyoming punter completely misses a kick versus Iowa Swing and a miss! Wyoming punter completely misses a kick versus Iowa
- September 04, 2017

The score gave Iowa it's first lead of the game at 7-3. Allen completed 23 of 40 passes for 174 yards with two interceptions, both in the fourth quarter. "They were playing the flat route, kind of our quick game, pretty well". A third down pass from Allen to sophomore C.J. Johnson that also saw a 15-yard penalty by the Hawkeyes helped put the Pokes in field goal range. (more...)
Trump letter on why he fired Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Trump letter on why he fired Federal Bureau of Investigation chief
- September 03, 2017

Mr. McGahn successfully blocked the president from sending the letter to Mr. Comey, which Mr. Trump had composed with Stephen Miller, one of the president's top political advisers. "But this White House is committed to being open and transparent with the special counsel's investigation". Last month, with the White House's consent, the Justice Department turned over the draft letter to Mueller, two unnamed administration officials told the Journal . (more...)
Gasoline slips as refiners resume operations in US Gasoline slips as refiners resume operations in US
- September 03, 2017

Crude oil prices rose slightly Thursday, contrary to the expectations of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), as oil traders focused more on Hurricane Harvey's hit on oil demand than the impact on supply disruptions. That would have been a 14 percent increase, taking US output to a level not seen since the 1970s. Because of this annual seasonal pattern, Texas refineries had to slow down both their rate of accepting crude oil and the scale of their gasoline output, ... (more...)
Trump, SKorea's Moon Agree to Boost Seoul's Missile Capabilities Trump, SKorea's Moon Agree to Boost Seoul's Missile Capabilities
- September 03, 2017

Trump and Moon, speaking by phone on Friday, also discussed North Korean's "continued destabilizing and escalatory behavior", the White House said in a statement. Previous U.N. penalties have resulted in Pyongyang expressing its displeasure and demonstration of its iron-clad nuclear ambition through more missile tests. (more...)
Rain from Harvey to hit MA this weekend Rain from Harvey to hit MA this weekend
- September 03, 2017

Harvey , now a tropical storm, made a second USA landfall this morning, just west of Cameron, Louisiana. Mount Holly forecasts weather conditions for most of eastern Pennsylvania and all of New Jersey except for the northeastern counties. (more...)
Missing student's body found; suspect to be charged Missing student's body found; suspect to be charged
- September 03, 2017

Police are searching for Jenna Burleigh, 22, a commuter student from Harleysville in Montgomery County. On Saturday afternoon, police discovered a body believed to be Burleigh on the lakefront property of Hupperterz's grandmother in Paupack Township. (more...)
Sanctions on North Korea 'Misguided and Futile', Russia Says
- September 02, 2017

Attempts to pressure North Korea into stopping its nuclear missile program through sanctions are "misguided and futile", Russian President Vladimir Putin warned, adding that threats and provocations would only add more fuel to the fire. (more...)
Cloudy Start Wednesday, With Sunshine Moving In Cloudy Start Wednesday, With Sunshine Moving In
- September 02, 2017

This Labor Day weekend will have the flawless weather for saying goodbye to the summer. A small chance for showers could linger into Saturday , then both Sunday and Labor Day are looking mostly sunny and warm for Columbus and the surrounding area. (more...)
A look at Kenya's presidential candidates … again A look at Kenya's presidential candidates … again
- September 02, 2017

But two of the six judges on the panel were said to have disagreed with the ruling. A rerun of the vote raises fears of a return to violence in a country with a history of combustible electoral politics. He validated opposition leader's argument that there had been "irregularities and illegalities", notably in the transmission of election results. Many local and worldwide observers-including South Africa's former President, Thabo Mbeki, and former U.S. (more...)
Trump promises to 'bring back main street' with tax reform proposals Trump promises to 'bring back main street' with tax reform proposals
- September 01, 2017

The speech, which offered no new specifics, sought to build support for the forthcoming legislation as negotiations intensify on Capitol Hill. The president did not provide details of the tax plan, but he outlined four principles that he's referred to before - simplifying the tax code and closing some provisions that benefit wealthy Americans and special interests; slashing the corporate rate to create more jobs and higher wages; providing tax relief for middle-class families; and ... (more...)
Harlingen Humane Society Takes in Displaced Pets Harlingen Humane Society Takes in Displaced Pets
- September 01, 2017

It may seem like HSUS is helping rescue dogs and cats in the Southeast, but the group doesn't have a good track record. "Woods Humane Society , the Animal Shelter Assistance Program and Santa Barbara Animal Services collectively we've agreed to take in 200 dogs and cats", said Hawkins. (more...)
Kenyan Muslims allowed day off for Eid al-Adha Kenyan Muslims allowed day off for Eid al-Adha
- September 01, 2017

It falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah, which, in most Muslim countries, falls on 1 September in 2017 and lasts for four days. Eid Al-Adha is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims all over the world to commemorate the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son for God. (more...)
The Tax-Reform Challenge The Tax-Reform Challenge
- September 01, 2017

This was a major campaign pledge that remains short on detail and a long way from becoming law. Rather than benefiting the "everyday, hard-working people" Trump touted in his Missouri speech , Trump's tax reform plan favors the very, very wealthy. (more...)
Hurricane Irma Becomes Category 3 Hurricane Irma Becomes Category 3
- September 01, 2017

A west-northwestward motion is expected, followed by a generally westward motion on Saturday . The National Hurricane Center upgraded Irma's status to a hurricane late in the morning of Thursday, August 31. Kottlowski said lots of atmospheric factors will come into play during the next week to determine the path of Hurricane Irma . A combination of warm waters and low wind shear are proving ideal for the lightning speed with which Irma is gathering strength, forecasters say. (more...)
USA orders closure of Russian Federation consulate in San Francisco USA orders closure of Russian Federation consulate in San Francisco
- September 01, 2017

The East Coast properties housed Russian trade missions, the State Department said . The United States and Russian Federation are in the worst diplomatic relations since the Cold War, experts believe. Relations between Washington and Moscow have become more tense since the Russian decision to reduce the USA diplomatic presence in Russia. The forced closures were the latest in an intensifying exchange of diplomatic broadsides with origins in Washington's opposition to Russia's actions ... (more...)
Rohingya Refugees Drown as They Flee Myanmar Rohingya Refugees Drown as They Flee Myanmar
- September 01, 2017

The bodies of 15 women and 11 children were recovered in Cox's Bazar after the vessels, which carried an unknown number of Rohingya, sank in the Naf River on Wednesday, Bangladesh border guard commander Lieutenant Colonel S.M. Bangladesh has forcibly returned 70 Rohignya Muslims to Myanmar as hundreds of people flee the violence triggered by Islamists in Rakhine state. The report states that "an estimated 22,000 people remain internally displaced as at 20 January, which means that almost ... (more...)