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Trapped bakers make bread for Houston residents affected by Harvey

Trapped bakers make bread for Houston residents affected by Harvey When faced with the prospect of being trapped inside their bakery all weekend, these bakers chose to do what they do every day: They baked bread . As expected, people reacted positively to the bakers' act of kindness. In a Facebook post the bakery said, "Hurricane Harvey pan dulce we are going to take to those in need . They made all this bread to deliver to those in need". [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma Forms In Atlantic, Could Hit US

Hurricane Irma Forms In Atlantic, Could Hit US Irma has a well-defined core, it remains over warm water, and it is tucked into an environment of low wind shear.so additional strengthening is probable. Some of the models that have been produced for Irma might be alarming for Lowcountry residents. "There is the potential for Irma to ramp up to a powerful hurricane in the coming days", according to AccuWeather . [Full Article...]

Nebraska deploys National Guard to provide hurricane relief

Nebraska deploys National Guard to provide hurricane relief The Nebraska National Guard has deployed four Army National Guard helicopters and 23 soldiers to Texas to assist in the ongoing Hurricane Harvey relief operations. Texas National Guard crews are now active in 25 locations with more than 600 vehicles, 500 boats and 100 helicopters. "The high water and lack of power leave us with no way to prevent it". [Full Article...]

Six Flags announces world's largest loop coaster

Six Flags announces world's largest loop coaster The now unnamed ride will be the world's largest loop coaster, standing 100-feet tall and making 360-degree revolutions with multiple inversions. 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. [Full Article...]

Over two million pilgrims performing Waqoof-e-Arafat today

Over two million pilgrims performing Waqoof-e-Arafat today With temperatures pushing 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) under the desert sun, the faithful climbed the hill east of Mecca where Muslims believe the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) gave his last sermon some 14 centuries ago. "This is the first time I see anything like this, ever", she said. Pilgrims arrived early in the morning and took up positions on the Jabal-al-Rahma, or the mountain of mercy, to... [Full Article...]

Bangladesh proposes to fight alongside Myanmar to fight insurgents

Bangladesh proposes to fight alongside Myanmar to fight insurgents With another 20,000 people now trapped in no-man's land between the two countries, they expect more people to cross the border than during the crisis in the fall of past year, when more than 70,000 people made the journey. With information trickling out, a picture has emerged of a cat-and-mouse game between militants and security forces played out in remote hamlets, fields and forest hideouts. [Full Article...]

USA shuts down Russian consulate in San Francisco

USA shuts down Russian consulate in San Francisco The United States has ordered Russian Federation to close its consulate in San Francisco and two annex buildings in Washington, DC and New York City by Saturday, the State Department has said . The two affected annexes, the official said, housed Russian trade missions. The law, overwhelmingly approved by a bipartisan majority in the two chambers of Congress, includes sanctions affecting the R... [Full Article...]

Charlotte Fire Department to deploy rescue teams to assist Texas

Charlotte Fire Department to deploy rescue teams to assist Texas Manhattan Fire Dept. tweeted that it had a team of five swift water techs depart around 9 p.m. Wednesday. These responders will travel with several other Kansas Task Forces and represent the state of Kansas during their rescue efforts. The state's swift water rescue program is organized by North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) which supports the teams with training and funding. [Full Article...]

'Two-Faced' Texas GOP Seeking Hurricane Relief After Rejecting Sandy Aid

'Two-Faced' Texas GOP Seeking Hurricane Relief After Rejecting Sandy Aid Harvey was the most powerful hurricane to strike Texas in more than 50 years when it came ashore on Friday near Corpus Christi. The National Hurricane Center announced overnight heavy rain from Harvey is expected to worsen flooding in Southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana. [Full Article...]

US Open Odds: Roger Federer favored to win men's singles 8/25/17

US Open Odds: Roger Federer favored to win men's singles 8/25/17 The other favourite, Roger Federer , will also begin his campaign Tuesday against American teenager Frances Tiafoe . Federer beat Nadal in the Australian Open final in January. Murray's exit from the U.S. Open is the latest in a lengthy list by top men who are missing the event because they are hurt. "Murray becomes the fifth top-10 player to withdraw from the tournament due to injur... [Full Article...]

Senate passes Illinois school funding compromise

Senate passes Illinois school funding compromise The bill allows state funds to be dispersed to Illinois' school districts. The evening vote came after the same measure was defeated earlier Monday largely because of objections to the tax credits raised by teacher unions. But exactly how much more money local school districts will receive remains unclear. Incoming Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady emerged from the meeting to call... [Full Article...]

Photos from Hurricane Harvey show the bond between us and our pets

Photos from Hurricane Harvey show the bond between us and our pets Predicting how any animal will behave in a crisis is impossible, she adds, but pets usually do one of four things: Escape; hide far away from people; seek reassurance from their owners; or-in rarer cases-become aggressive, even toward those who may be trying to help. [Full Article...]

Houston police chief breaks down describing officer who died in Harvey

Houston police chief breaks down describing officer who died in Harvey The fallen officer leaves behind a wife and two adult children. "He drove into an underpass that's about 16 1/2 feet , drove into the water and, he died in a flood", Acevedo said. As much as we wanted to recover him last night, we couldn't put other officers at risk in what we knew was going to be a recovery mission. Calls for rescue have also overwhelmed emergency teams that they have had li... [Full Article...]

Germany will be harsh with holiday refugees, says Angela Merkel

Germany will be harsh with holiday refugees, says Angela Merkel She said that the decision was "not the basis for a long-term strategy". "For me this isn't boring". Her voter outreach in northwestern German city of Bergisch-Gladbach last week, did not go well either as hundreds of angry protesters whistled and chanted the AfD slogan " Merkel must go ". [Full Article...]

Trump to overturn Obama's ban on military equipment for police

Trump to overturn Obama's ban on military equipment for police Obama characterized the police as an "occupying force". President Donald Trump on Monday rescinded an executive order issued by his predecessor, Barack Obama , limiting the amount and type of military equipment that can be provided to the police, a measure the former president took after incidents of police violence against African American citizens in 2015. [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton heads to Portland to explain 'What Happened' in 2016 election

Hillary Clinton heads to Portland to explain 'What Happened' in 2016 election Tickets for the general public are on sale September 18. "There, she promises to "let loose" and tell her audience a "'personal, raw, detailed and surprisingly amusing story" about the election. Her event at the Riverside also comes one year and one day after news broke that she lost to Trump on November 8, 2016. Tickets for the Davis event and some others are not yet available, according to ... [Full Article...]

Andhra bypoll result: TDP wins Nandyal Assembly by-election by huge margin

Andhra bypoll result: TDP wins Nandyal Assembly by-election by huge margin TDP won the Nandyal by-election by over 27,000 votes. TDP candidate Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy leading in Nandyl By Election ResultsTags: TDP candidate Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy leading in Nandyl By Election Results, Nandyl By Poll Results, Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy , TDP, YSRCP, Nandyal By Election Results, Nandyal By Election Live Updates. [Full Article...]

Haryana, Punjab peaceful; security remains on high alert

Haryana, Punjab peaceful; security remains on high alert Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was sentenced on Monday to 20 years in prison for rape, as security forces in Haryana and Punjab went on high alert to prevent possible violence by his followers. Mr. Singh, who claims to have 60 million followers worldwide, was convicted of raping two women. Singh is also at the center of an ongoing murder investigation. [Full Article...]

TDP leaders celebrate Nandyal victory

TDP leaders celebrate Nandyal victory TDP wins 50,484 votes, YSR Congress manages to bag 32,313 in 9th round of counting. Out of 250 postal ballot votes, 39 are invalid and 211 are NOTA, which means both TDP and YSRCP did not poll a single vote in the postal ballots. Political analysts feel that the Nandyal By- Elections results 2017 will reflect in the results of 2019 general elections. TDP won the Nandyal by-election by over... [Full Article...]

White House sued by ACLU over transgender soldiers ban

White House sued by ACLU over transgender soldiers ban President Trump announced the change in policy in a series of tweets in July , stating that the "United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the us military". The service members in the earlier case, who are suing anonymously, say they disclosed their gender orientation relying on the existing policy that permits them to serve openly. [Full Article...]


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