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After waiting in line for hours, man offers last generator to stranger After waiting in line for hours, man offers last generator to stranger
- September 10, 2017

Her father has a medical condition and depends on oxygen. But after waiting patiently in line, she realised the man in front of her was going to get the final generator . Completely overwhelmed with the hopelessness of the situation, Ms Brekke burst into tears. "It's okay. No worry for them". "She need the generator ", said Santiago, whose first language isn't English. (more...)
Sweet couple, ages 92 and 104, named Irma and Harvey Sweet couple, ages 92 and 104, named Irma and Harvey
- September 10, 2017

Harvey and Irma Schluter - aged 104 and 93 - said they "don't know how" both their names ended up being attached to the storms. Some marriages might be dark and stormy, but for Harvey and Irma Schluter , 75 years of marriage were mostly smooth sailing. (more...)
Hurricane Katia expected to strengthen as it nears Mexico Hurricane Katia expected to strengthen as it nears Mexico
- September 10, 2017

Katia is stationary and isn't expected to move much as of Thursday night. Mexican authorities are preparing for the impact of Hurricane Katia , which could affect over a million people as it rumbles towards the state of Veracruz from the Gulf of Mexico . (more...)
People are blocking Narendra Modi on Twitter for following creeps People are blocking Narendra Modi on Twitter for following creeps
- September 10, 2017

PM Modi was later slammed for following a person who would write objectionable language publically on the death of a person. This time twitter users had made a decision to take the matter into their own hands and to show our PM that he needs to stop following or supporting these types of people. (more...)
Gurugram student death: Protesters vandalise school property Gurugram student death: Protesters vandalise school property
- September 09, 2017

Gurugram: In a shocking incident, a class II student of a famous school in Gurugram was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Friday. They are demanding that the school should be shut down and immediate action be taken against the authority. (more...)
Congress to replace Bihar unit chief Ashok Chaudhary Congress to replace Bihar unit chief Ashok Chaudhary
- September 09, 2017

Another MLA Anand Shankar echoed the similar sentiment and said that everyone gave their suggestions. The BJP-led government works for 50-60 big industrialists, the Congress leader said, adding it is not bothered about the plight of farmers . (more...)
Afghan Defense Ministry: US leaflet drop broke agreement Afghan Defense Ministry: US leaflet drop broke agreement
- September 08, 2017

Instead, Trump projected an "I got this" bravado that has become a hallmark of his presidency. In Pakistan, the USA war in Afghanistan spilled over into that country and thus created the Pakistani Taliban. The nation should rise against the US [presence]. It includes, postponement of diplomatic visits between the two countries, suspending cooperation with the USA and contact friendly countries (obviously China and Saudi Arabia) in the region. (more...)
Prince George Looks Adorably Nervous On His First Day of School Prince George Looks Adorably Nervous On His First Day of School
- September 08, 2017

The Duchess of Cambridge , Kate Middleton , who is now pregnant with her third child originally planned that she would be the one to take her son to school however she was dealing with severe morning sickness so couldn't make it. While royal enthusiasts many wonder why Prince George is nearly always outfitted in shorts, style gurus say it's simply tradition. BATTERSEA, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: A general view of Thomas's Battersea school on August 1, 2017 in Battersea, England. (more...)
Kidnapped Alexandria teen escaped captors Kidnapped Alexandria teen escaped captors
- September 08, 2017

Block was transported to the hospital for minor injuries she sustained. Two of the suspects are from Carlos, Minnesota , ages 32 and 31. "Barker tied her up with zip-ties and then he, his roommate and a friend repeatedly assaulted Miss Block and threatened her with weapons". (more...)
The 'Ivanka drop-by': Trump's not-so-secret meeting trick The 'Ivanka drop-by': Trump's not-so-secret meeting trick
- September 08, 2017

Social network Care2 Wednesday created a petition to the world meteorological Association with a request to change the name of the hurricane that hit the coast of the United States and the Caribbean, with "Irma" with "Ivanka" in honor of the daughter of the President of the United States Donald trump . (more...)
Donald Trump Rallies for Tax Reform with Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp Donald Trump Rallies for Tax Reform with Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp
- September 07, 2017

John Hoeven will be traveling with the president Wednesday. The White House has turned its focus to tax reform amid a packed legislative schedule on Capitol Hill, which must also reach an agreement to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling by the end of the month. (more...)
Will North Korea make missiles over Japan the new normal? Will North Korea make missiles over Japan the new normal?
- September 07, 2017

On Sunday, however, the United States president also aimed criticism at Seoul. Defense Secretary James Mattis was asked this morning - as he met with South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-Moo - for his response to President Trump's newest tweet about North Korea . (more...)
Footage of Seahawks' Michael Bennett's arrest obtained by TMZ Footage of Seahawks' Michael Bennett's arrest obtained by TMZ
- September 07, 2017

Another officer then "forcefully jammed" his knee to Bennett's back, limiting his ability to breath, before they both "cinching" handcuffs on him so tightly that his fingers went numb. The eight-year NFL veteran has sat for the US national anthem during Seattle's pre-season games and he wrote in his letter that "equality doesn't live in this country". (more...)
FEMA: Scammers Targeting Hurricane Harvey Victims With Robocalls FEMA: Scammers Targeting Hurricane Harvey Victims With Robocalls
- September 06, 2017

There are reports that Texas residents are receiving robocalls telling them their flood insurance premiums are past due and they need to submit a payment immediately to a website in order to have coverage for Hurricane Harvey . Schumer of NY. I made a decision to do a little digging on the subject, and the result was today's column at The Week , which examines how NFIP, a division of FEMA, contributed to the tragedy of Hurricane Harvey. (more...)
North Korea's Nuclear Detonation North Korea's Nuclear Detonation
- September 06, 2017

However, it appears that Kim Jong Un has forgotten who he's up against. Neighboring South Korea said it wants to answer with the strongest measures possible but gave no specifics. Kim Jong-Un was reportedly all hands on deck, watching the hydrogen bomb get loaded on top of the missile. The U.N. Security Council announced that it will have a meeting about the nuclear test tomorrow morning. (more...)
Worker whose messages were monitored had human rights breached Worker whose messages were monitored had human rights breached
- September 05, 2017

In a case that is still pending, an employee of the French national rail company, SNCF, has protested his firing. The Strasbourg court is the global court established by the ECHR, which is a separate institution from the European Union, and was founded in 1959. (more...)
British PM Theresa May Attends Top Security Meeting In Japan British PM Theresa May Attends Top Security Meeting In Japan
- September 05, 2017

In the immediate aftermath of her party's failure to win June's general election outright, several MPs called on her to consider her position. Pressed to rule out stepping down before the next election, due in 2022, she replied: "I'm not a quitter ". (more...)
(Neb)-Sasse Opposes Pullout From Korean Free Trade Agreement
- September 04, 2017

His remark came in line with the Washington Post's report that the president had ordered his aides to prepare for termination of the deal. National Security Adviser H.R. This is quite different from what the previous Administration sold to the American people when it urged approval of this Agreement. Trump has expressed widespread frustration that he has not been able to follow through on campaign promises to rip up trade deals that he argues have disadvantaged USA workers. (more...)
Merkel, Macron call for tougher European Union sanctions against North Korea Merkel, Macron call for tougher European Union sanctions against North Korea
- September 04, 2017

Merkel, ruling out a rise in the retirement age to 70 as some in her party have suggested, said she would not join forces with the Linke or the hard-right Alternative for Germany (AfD). Relations between Germany and Turkey have soured in recent years. Schulz, who had previously complained that Merkel was lulling voters to sleep with her refusal to engage in combative debate, went on the offensive quickly. (more...)
N. Korea Claims Success in Testing Hydrogen Bomb N. Korea Claims Success in Testing Hydrogen Bomb
- September 04, 2017

South Korea's Yonhap news reported the South Korean army's Joint Chief of Staff's statement that a man-made 5.6 magnitude natural disaster was detected in Punggye-ri, North Korea. The chairmen of the joint chiefs of staff, General Jeong Kyeong-Doo and General Joseph Dunford, "agreed to prepare a South Korea-U.S. military counteraction and to put it into action at the earliest date". (more...)
USA retaliates against Russian Federation by giving diplomats the boot from major cities USA retaliates against Russian Federation by giving diplomats the boot from major cities
- September 04, 2017

President Trump had not promised to retaliate for the expulsion of US diplomatic staff from the country, but instead thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin after the order came down from Moscow. Lavrov defended Russia's decision to cut US diplomatic staff as reciprocal reaction to the USA expelling Russian diplomats last December. Earlier in the day, he said Moscow has yet to study the USA decision that came in late at night on Thursday to decide how to react. (more...)
U.S. expels Russian diplomats from DC, NY and San Francisco U.S. expels Russian diplomats from DC, NY and San Francisco
- September 04, 2017

The State Department has announced that Russian Federation has until September 2nd to close down a San Francisco consulate and two diplomatic annexes in Washington D.C. "We believe this action was unwarranted and detrimental to the overall relationship between our countries", said State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert in a statement released Thursday. (more...)
USA flies bombers, fighters in show of force against N. Korea USA flies bombers, fighters in show of force against N. Korea
- September 04, 2017

Mattis explained that there is more to diplomacy than dialogue, stating that now is not the time for talks. North Korea has said its firing of a missile over Japan on Tuesday was "the first step" of military operations in the Pacific. (more...)
North Korea claims to have more advanced hydrogen bomb North Korea claims to have more advanced hydrogen bomb
- September 03, 2017

The North has previously claimed to have miniaturised a nuclear weapon but experts have cast doubt on this. The tremor is only 10km deep, the USGS said. Trump and Moon also discussed North Korea's "continued destabilizing and escalatory behavior", the White House said in a statement. It has been subjected to seven rounds of United Nations Security Council sanctions over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, but always insists it will continue to pursue them. (more...)
Islamic State Leader Still Alive Says Top US Army Chief Islamic State Leader Still Alive Says Top US Army Chief
- September 03, 2017

He had seen little evidence to support the theory that Baghdadi was dead, he said. In June, Russia reported Baghdadi was probably killed in a airstrike, but the US said it couldn't confirm that report. However, the militants still control areas on both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi border. It has offered a reward of up to $25m (£19.6m) for information leading to his capture or death. (more...)
LA Tuna fire forces hundreds to evacuate in Los Angeles LA Tuna fire forces hundreds to evacuate in Los Angeles
- September 03, 2017

The fire prompted the shutdown of the 210 Freeway eastbound at the 118 Freeway and westbound at the 2 Freeway. DeBell Golf Club in Burbank will also likely close, the fire department reported. The man charged with starting the fire, John Ballenger, made his first court appearance in Butte County Superior Court on Friday, District Attorney Michael Ramsey said. (more...)
Trump's unsent letter to Comey is now in Mueller's hands Trump's unsent letter to Comey is now in Mueller's hands
- September 03, 2017

After Comey was sacked in May, Trump has said he was thinking of " this Russia thing " when he chose to fire Comey, who had been leading the bureau's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. What makes matters worse for Trump is that during the campaign, he claimed that he "knows nothing about Russia" and had "no loans" and "no deals" there. (more...)
USC blind long snapper Jake Olson snaps on extra point USC blind long snapper Jake Olson snaps on extra point
- September 03, 2017

Usually, a backup getting brought in late in a game that's wrapped up wouldn't mean much - this time, it did. With the score knotted at 28 apiece midway through the fourth quarter, Jones charged forward, hurdled a couple potential tacklers and broke outside for a 37-yard touchdown run. (more...)
U.S. may resume some visa work at Russian Federation outposts U.S. may resume some visa work at Russian Federation outposts
- September 03, 2017

Two U.S. B-1B supersonic bombers and four F-35 stealth fighter jets joined four South Korean F-15 fighters in live-fire exercises at a military field in eastern South Korea that simulated precision strikes against the North's "core facilities", an official from Seoul's Defense Ministry said on Thursday, Aug. (more...)
Takeaways from Michigan Football's win over Florida Takeaways from Michigan Football's win over Florida
- September 03, 2017

It wasn't any better for Zaire, who fumbled in the end zone late in the fourth quarter and the ball was recovered by MI for the game's final touchdown. I wasn't going to get down about that. "It was better than anything I could have told the team". After a dismal second quarter when Florida scored twice on interception returns, the Wolverines snapped back in the second half to win, 33-17, before 75,802 at AT&T Stadium on Saturday afternoon. (more...)
Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) Experiences Heavier than Usual Trading Volume Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) Experiences Heavier than Usual Trading Volume
- September 02, 2017

BlackRock Inc. now owns 229,005,290 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock valued at $2,665,619,000 after buying an additional 221,597,419 shares during the last quarter. The company's revenue was down 1.1% compared to the same quarter past year. As of the last earnings report the EPS was $5.75 and is expected to be $6.13 for the current year with 1,457,208,000 shares now outstanding. (more...)
Donald Trump Better Not See This Brand New Fox News Poll
- September 02, 2017

As I wrote in June 2016, almost half of Trump supporters - 46 percent - said one or more of the following: He had made a racist comment, was prejudiced and/or was unqualified to be president. Trump has not yet responded to the Fox News poll . Trump is most defined by the "says what he thinks" trait. Trump said the USA needs to keep pace with other countries and ideally needs a business tax of 15 percent. (more...)
Donald Trump To Donate $1Million To The Victims Of Hurricane Harvey Donald Trump To Donate $1Million To The Victims Of Hurricane Harvey
- September 02, 2017

Former press secretary Sean Spicer made a similar statement in March in response to questions about where Trump would be donating his $400,000 salary after the president originally pledged not to receive compensation. President Trump is pledging to chip in to assist Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, to the tune of $1 million of his personal funds. Other celebrities have also been donating money to the victims in Texas after Kevin Hart pleaded with them. (more...)
RBI Data Confirms Note Ban was a Total Failure! RBI Data Confirms Note Ban was a Total Failure!
- September 02, 2017

Former Union minister Kapil Sibal said, "Demonetised black money successfully laundered!" He was referring to Modi's promises to uncover black money, remove counterfeit notes and hit at financing of terrorism . The government has been gradually making enrolment to its national electronic database "Aadhaar" mandatory for tax returns, opening of bank accounts and any purchases above 50,000 rupees . (more...)
Toronto gas prices expected to hit $1.32 on weekend
- September 02, 2017

Locally, prices across the Greater Toronto Area may hit between $1.329 and $1.339 per litre on September 2. Analysts say average gasoline prices across Canada will continue to rise this weekend after jumping nearly eight cents per litre since hurricane Harvey roared ashore in Texas last Friday. (more...)
Toddler rescued, clinging to body of drowned mother in Texas Toddler rescued, clinging to body of drowned mother in Texas
- September 01, 2017

Following the death of mum Collette Sulcer , 41, a GoFundMe page to raise $100,000 for the little girl has nearly reached its target in less than 12 hours. Police spokeswoman Carol Riley told People magazine: " The baby was clinging to her ". The child was holding on to her mother, Riley said . “Officers pulled the child and the mother into the boat.”. (more...)
Huge potential for cooperation with India: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Huge potential for cooperation with India: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi
- September 01, 2017

A three-day summit of the BRICS grouping of nations, which also includes Brazil, Russia, and South Africa, starts in Chinese city of Xiamen on Sunday. However, Beijing reiterated that it will "adjust deployments" on the remote and mountainous Doklam Plateau that is disputed territory for China and Bhutan. (more...)
Argentina name three uncapped players for World Cup qualifiers Argentina name three uncapped players for World Cup qualifiers
- September 01, 2017

And in the down-time of a long summer, events off the field have been draining and lifting hopes and fuelling fears as much as what has happened on the pitch. Uruguay have lost five straight global matches , including their last three qualifiers. Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani is set to feature against Argentina . (more...)
Tropical Storm Irma forms in Atlantic Ocean Tropical Storm Irma forms in Atlantic Ocean
- September 01, 2017

At this point the storm does not pose any threat to land. As of the Thursday 5 p.m. ET advisory, Irma was located 720 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands, moving west-northwest at 12 mph. Check back with weather.com for updates on Irma through the weekend for the very latest. Dennis Feltgen, a NHC spokesman and meteorologist, told NBC News the "rapid intensification" of Irma's strength caught everybody's attention at their headquarters in Miami. (more...)
U.S. coast guard says rescues over 4500 people from Hurricane Harvey U.S. coast guard says rescues over 4500 people from Hurricane Harvey
- September 01, 2017

The guard is sending a helicopter, forklifts, medical air crews and other equipment and personnel to help with rescue efforts following historic flooding in south Texas. Senior Chief Charles Fowler, a Coast Guard rescue diver, says he is just waiting for the call to Clearwater that it's time for him to go help in Texas. (more...)
Trapped bakers in Houston make pan dulce for flood victims Trapped bakers in Houston make pan dulce for flood victims
- September 01, 2017

Bakery staff left stranded in their store by Hurricane Harvey put their time trapped inside to good use - baking all night to make bread to hand out to those in need . The reason these Good Samaritans were able to bake at such a insane clip is because they were also trapped inside their building by floodwaters. Luckily, inside, the bakery was still dry and the power remained on. (more...)
Pentagon announces there are 2600 more troops in Afghanistan than previously reported Pentagon announces there are 2600 more troops in Afghanistan than previously reported
- September 01, 2017

Military officials have long acknowledged that the 8,400 number was always an "approximate" level, saying there was some discrepancy due to troops on short-term deployments and for units overlapping as a new one comes in and an old one goes out. (more...)
HARLEY QUINN™ Spinsanity to Debut at Six Flags New England HARLEY QUINN™ Spinsanity to Debut at Six Flags New England
- September 01, 2017

HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity promises "epic thrills" as it swings people higher and higher into the air, rotating them counterclockwise until they reach a height of nearly 150 feet above ground. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com . That price includes admission for the rest of 2017 and all of 2018 plus some other upgrades. The division's successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. (more...)
The Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca begins The Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca begins
- September 01, 2017

She said some pilgrims did not get beds so instead of sleeping in the tents provided at Arafat, they opted to sleep outside, some also said they wanted to enjoy the fresh air outside. In a hospital opposite the mountain, an area was set aside for people suffering dehydration or heat exhaustion. Ghana contributed over 6,000 pilgrims for the 2017 Hajj. (more...)
N Korean leader's third child born N Korean leader's third child born
- August 31, 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's wife gave birth to the couple's third child in February, Yonhap news agency reported Tuesday citing South Korean intelligence officials. The gender of Ri's first child is unknown, but the sex of the second child was revealed after NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman said the Kim couple told him in 2013 their child's name is "Kim Ju Ae", according to the Donga. (more...)
Led strikes in Syria block IS militants evacuated from Lebanon Led strikes in Syria block IS militants evacuated from Lebanon
- August 31, 2017

Syrian state-run news agency SANA said the buses carrying the militants arrived Tuesday to a handover point in the town of Hamimiyah in the eastern Deir el-Zour province. Lebanese Army soldiers ride on their military vehicles in Ras Baalbek, Lebanon August 28, 2017. Most appeared relaxed, leaning on armoured personnel carriers and waving to journalists embedded with Lebanese troops. (more...)
Patrick Vieira: Current Arsenal side are Patrick Vieira: Current Arsenal side are "better footballers" than 'Invincible' title winners
- August 30, 2017

The legendary forward would not hide his frustration at the performances at the start of the season and he could only lay blame at Wegner's door. Arsenal will play away from home after five of their six Europa League group stage clashes and face daunting trips to title rivals Manchester City and Chelsea. (more...)
Netanyahu warns United Nations secretary-general of Iran's 'warfronts' in Syria, Lebanon Netanyahu warns United Nations secretary-general of Iran's 'warfronts' in Syria, Lebanon
- August 30, 2017

Peace efforts have been at a standstill since April 2014 and Israeli settlement building in the occupied West Bank has continued. The visit, which passed peacefully, was meant to test the waters as Benjamin Netanyahu's government mulls whether to allow such visits to Al-Aqsa Mosque compound to resume. (more...)
15 seniors rescued after Harvey floods nursing home 15 seniors rescued after Harvey floods nursing home
- August 30, 2017

Just days earlier, the ladies sat stuck in the assisted living home as waters from Hurricane Harvey flooded the facility, inching up past residents' chests. La Vita Bella has an evacuation plan, Lampson said, and the residents had evacuated during both hurricanes Ike and Rita. "They did look sort of calm in that photo", she said. (more...)
Andy Murray Drops Out of US Open, Cites Hip Injury Andy Murray Drops Out of US Open, Cites Hip Injury
- August 30, 2017

Murray did travel to NY but, after a week of practice, he decided he was not fit enough to do himself justice. He has not played a match since July 12 at Wimbledon, where he was the defending champion and clearly was hampered by his hip during a five-set quarterfinal loss to Sam Querrey. (more...)