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Houston Police officer drowns in Harvey floodwaters

Houston Police officer drowns in Harvey floodwaters Acevedo said Perez had departed his home for work at 4 a.m. on Sunday amid torrential rains, and struggled for roughly two and a half hours to find a route to his duty station in downtown Houston . Perez had been with the force for 34 years. On Monday morning, officers recovered Perez's body. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Tuesday night that he will enforce a curfew to prevent loo... [Full Article...]

CHP to step up patrols Labor Day weekend

CHP to step up patrols Labor Day weekend The program will run from September 1-4. During the 2016 Labor Day long weekend, 38 people were killed in vehicle crashes in California. As of Friday morning, police had arrested 90 of the 177 people targeted on previous arrests warrants, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Friday at police headquarters. [Full Article...]

Talks only way to end North Korea and United States standoff, says Putin

Talks only way to end North Korea and United States standoff, says Putin North Korea harshly denounced the drill as a "rash act", saying that the "wild military acts of the enemies" were aimed at countering Pyongyang's ballistic missile launches and nuclear weapons development, according to the North's official KCNA news agency. [Full Article...]

'Special event' at Apple set for September 12

'Special event' at Apple set for September 12 September 12 was reported earlier this week by the Wall Street Journal as the likely date for the special fall event, where Apple typically unveils its newest iPhone models and other hardware upgrades. New iPhones would, of course, be created to showcase capabilities of the latest version of Apple's iOS software for powering mobile devices. There have also been reports that the company inten... [Full Article...]

Trump Silent as Texas Accepts Mexico's Aid for Hurricane Harvey Victims

Trump Silent as Texas Accepts Mexico's Aid for Hurricane Harvey Victims However, neither Texas Gov. Greg Abbott nor the U.S. State Department has signaled that they would accept the assistance as of 29 August 2017. However, Mexico responded by offering assistance to the US and then reiterating it would not be paying for a border wall. [Full Article...]

Germany may 'rethink' Turkey ties after two more Germans detained: Merkel

Germany may 'rethink' Turkey ties after two more Germans detained: Merkel The arrest of the two Germans on Thursday brings to 55 the number of Germans detained in Turkey , 12 of whom are being detained for political reasons and four of these have dual German-Turkish citizenship - including the German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel , now 200 days in detention - the German Foreign Ministry said. [Full Article...]

Lidia lashes Los Cabos

Lidia lashes Los Cabos Irma is seen in the Atlantic Ocean in this infrared satellite image captured at 6:45 a.m. ET on September 1, 2017. Irma comes on the heels of Hurricane Harvey , which struck the Gulf Coast of Texas on Friday. Lidia is not projected to reach hurricane strength, but authorities in the state of Baja California Sur suspended classes and flights until conditions were deemed safe again. [Full Article...]

'Islamic State' chief al-Baghdadi probably still alive: USA general

'Islamic State' chief al-Baghdadi probably still alive: USA general It published grizzly execution videos of western hostages that circulated worldwide and built up annual revenues of more than $1 billion. The Russian army announced on June 22 that it was very likely to have killed Baghdad, but failed to confirm this claim . [Full Article...]

US, South Korea discuss coordinated response against North Korea: White House

US, South Korea discuss coordinated response against North Korea: White House On Tuesday, North Korea fired a missile over Japan, prompting Trump to insist that "all options were on the table" in an implied threat of pre-emptive military action. South Korea has said it wants to revise the agreement to increase the cap on the payload. In response to the missile launch, the United States sent strategic assets to South Korea on Thursday: two B-1B Lancer bombers from Guam and... [Full Article...]

A very large Asteroid zooms past Earth in a close encounter

A very large Asteroid zooms past Earth in a close encounter Measurements from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and its NEOWISE (Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) mission indicate Florence is about 2.7 miles or 4.4 kilometers in size. To give some perspective, that is about 18 times the distance between Earth and the moon and, while Florence is said to be the biggest asteroid to pass by Earth in such close proximity, it certainly wasn't... [Full Article...]

Within 4 mins of flight launch, ISRO knew it was coming

Within 4 mins of flight launch, ISRO knew it was coming The IRNSS-1H satellite lifted off from the Sriharikota Space Centre in southern India to join a constellation of seven other satellites in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). The malfunctioning satellite's three rubidium atomic clocks had stopped functioning, rendering it ineffective in its goal. Once a satellite is placed in the orbit, the shield is expected to separate... [Full Article...]

Brush fire closes 210 Freeway in Sun Valley area

Brush fire closes 210 Freeway in Sun Valley area Road closures 210 Freeway in both direction between the 118 and 2 freeways Walnut Avenue at Sunset Canyon Harvard Road at Sunset Canyon Authorities said neither direction would be reopened until Saturday morning. - A brush fire threatened homes in the Sun Valley area on Friday, shut down a major freeway and threatened to spread to thousands of acres. Around 500 firefighters were battling the bl... [Full Article...]

Drivers rush to pump as gas prices increase

Drivers rush to pump as gas prices increase The biggest increase in Livingston County was in Lima, which has seen an 11 cent increase, to $2.52, compared to last week. "Supply is way, way off", Thornbrugh said Thursday. Spencer Knipping, an Ontario Energy Ministry analyst, said some Gulf Coast ports in Texas are reopening and oil tankers are on the way from as far away as Singapore to replenish US supplies. [Full Article...]

Jio Phone Bookings Crossed 6 Million, Deliveries Start September 21

Jio Phone Bookings Crossed 6 Million, Deliveries Start September 21 However, the booking flood is accounted as the reason for Jio Phone delivery . Reliance Jio reportedly aims to sell 100 million units of Jio Phone in the first year, and another 100 million units the next year. For those who have successfully booked the JioPhone , they can check the status of their booking by dialling 18008908900. Buyers will need to purchase the Rs. [Full Article...]

Texting and Driving Ban Starts Today

Texting and Driving Ban Starts Today Texting will be punishable by a fine of up to $99 for first-time offenders and $200 for repeat offenses. Supporters hope the new law will make roads safer. College Station Police Chief Scott McCollum said one of the flaws in the state law is that it allows drivers to have "several defenses" for using their cell phones while driving such as playing music and interacting with the Global Position... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump donates $1m to victims of Hurricane Harvey

Donald Trump donates $1m to victims of Hurricane Harvey Failing to raise the debt limit would risk a market-shattering first-ever US default. "The issue is not making the debt ceiling vote easier for the "no" votes". Administration officials are defending the president's proposal to cut federal emergency funds even as the southern state of Texas struggles with the aftermath of the worst flooding in its history. [Full Article...]

France says North Korea close to long-range missile capability

France says North Korea close to long-range missile capability PARIS France's foreign minister warned on Friday that North Korea could have the capacity to deliver a nuclear strike on the United States and even Europe "within months". It said this was a "curtain-raiser" for the North's "resolute countermeasures" against ongoing US-South Korean military drills. The two leaders pledged to continue to apply strong diplomatic and economic pressure on North Ko... [Full Article...]

Sinn Féin rejects DUP Irish language proposal

Sinn Féin rejects DUP Irish language proposal She said that the executive should be restored immediately so that ministers can deal with ongoing pressures in areas such as health and education. The EU has said that talks on its future relations with Britain can start only after all 27 EU governments are satisfied "sufficient progress" has been made on three issues: citizens' rights, an EU-UK financial settlement and Northern Ireland . [Full Article...]

Three-goal Ronaldo surpasses Pele

Three-goal Ronaldo surpasses Pele The Swiss reached 21 points, three more than Portugal , and is guaranteed to finish first or second in the group. Switzerland stayed ideal in qualifying by defeating Andorra 3-0 in a match interrupted by poor pitch conditions under heavy rain in St. [Full Article...]

Website tracking return of Starbucks' pumkin spice latte

Website tracking return of Starbucks' pumkin spice latte At 11 a.m. ET on Friday, Starbucks began airing a Facebook Live video titled " PSL Pumpkin Hatch ". "Here is the link to the livestream; PSL fans can follow along for potential clues to when Starbucks PSL will officially launch in store". [Full Article...]


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