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Houston police officer drowns in Harvey floodwaters

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He leaves behind a wife, and a son and daughter. A fleet of helicopters, airboats and high-water vehicles confronted flooding so widespread that authorities had trouble pinpointing the worst areas. "As much as we wanted to recover him last night, we could not put more officers at risk, for what we knew in our hearts was going to be a recovery mission.", he said. Read More »

Judge dismisses Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit against The New York Times

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Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ). The editorial had originally accused a political action committee tied to Palin of distributing a map depicting Democratic lawmakers with weapon crosshairs on them before the shooting of U.S. Bennet said that when he was writing - he was editing a draft that another editorial page board member initially wrote - he hadn't read other articles that addressed the lack of a proven connection between the crosshairs map and the 2011 shooting. Read More »

Water Tops Houston Dam's Spillway As Harvey Drifts Toward Louisiana

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The eventual insured losses from Hurricane Harvey could be as much as $10 billion to $20 billion, making it one of the 10 most costly hurricanes to hit the US, according to a top Wall Street firm. She says the rain could abate later in the morning but that another band of heavy rainfall will soon follow. The slow-moving storm is set to dump a large volume of water on Louisiana as it moves out of Texas. Read More »

Pakistan has temporarily suspended talks with United States, says Foreign Minister Asif

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When announcing his new military plan for Afghanistan this month, Trump harshly criticized Pakistan by accusing its government of backing radical Islamist groups, including Red Haqqani. Janjua underlined the need for close cooperation and coordination between Pakistan and China to promote "the shared objective of peace and stability in the region" while recalling the "productive deliberations" between the two sides during her recent visit to Beijing. Read More »

'Glad I featured in such an epic final,' says PV Sindhu

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PV Sindhu lost the game against Nozomi Okuhara. Each move was matched with equal panache and each punch returned with equal ferocity. Saina also has a silver from the 2015 edition and in Glasgow , Sindhu became India's only second player with a second-place finish in the global badminton showpiece. Read More »

England's Moeen Ali glad to make West Indies 'suffer'

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But it was not until the stroke of tea that West Indies lost their third wicket when Brathwaite edged off-spinner Moeen Ali to Stokes at slip. This was also, excluding fixtures against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, just the West Indies' fourth Test win away from home in 88 matches spanning 20 years. Read More »

Sea Shepherd abandons whale mission over Japan tech

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While Sea Shepherd says it won't actively fight Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean this year, the group says it will work on a new way to combat worldwide whaling. However, despite intense global opposition to Japanese whaling, and polls showing few Japanese still regularly consume whale meat, the industry does appear to be weathering the storm. Read More »

Police officer drowns in Harvey floodwaters, report says

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In a Monday morning interview, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said his officers performed over 2,000 rescue missions and estimates only 250 people are waiting to be rescued, KTRK reports, a queue down from 1,000. At least 15 deaths have been reported already; many seem to be people who were trying to escape the floodwaters in vehicles. Video of a boy named Rowdy Ward releasing a horse from a pen that has been inundated by water from Tropical Storm Harvey in Texas. Read More »

President Donald Trump to visit Corpus Christi, Austin

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The couple will then head to Austin for a tour of the Texas Department of Public Safety's Emergency Operations Center. "Recovery will be a long and hard road, and the federal government stands ready, willing and able to support that effort", Trump said. Read More »

Trump, Melania to travel to Texas to monitor effects of Harvey

President Donald Trump is heading to two Texas cities for updates on the devastating flooding that has paralyzed the southeastern part of the state in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey . "The answer is yes'". Harvey made landfall on Friday evening in Rockport, Texas, located some 360 kilometers southwest of Houston , as a Category 4 hurricane , one step removed from the maximum level on the 5-point Saffir-Simpson scale. Read More »

Evacuation ordered as levee breached south of Houston

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Officials say a levee near a subdivision of homes in a county south of Houston has been breached and water is pouring into the area. A warning was posted on Twitter saying, "The levee at Columbia Lakes has been breached!" After days of heavy rain, the Addicks and Barker reservoirs are at record high levels. Read More »

Indonesia and Freeport reach to an agreement on new mining permit

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The mean rating score for this stock is at 2.90. The firm has "Strong Sell" rating given on Tuesday, September 1 by Zacks. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, July 24. The natural resource company reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.04. Read More »

Rising floodwaters could free alligators from Texas sanctuary

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Gator Country is a 15-acre animal preserve in Beaumont, Tex., full of alligators, venomous snakes and a host of other risky animals. "We're less than a foot a foot from (water) going over the fences", Gary Saurage told KDFM . "I've never seen [the water] stay anywhere near this before", he continued. We're truly exhausted. Everybody's at the end of it, man. "The staying power of this storm is just unbelievable". Read More »

Lou Barletta Announces Run Against Sen. Bob Casey

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Barletta will join eight other candidates in a Republican primary before he would have a chance to unseat Casey. Barletta jabbed the Democratic incumbent in his announcement video, saying he "wasn't born with a famous last name", a nod to Casey's father, who served two terms as Pennsylvania's governor. Read More »

Why Was a Christian Child Forced into a Muslim Foster Home?

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Rightwing Brothers of Italy (FdI) leader Giorgia Meloni said the case showed the "ideological fury of multiculturalism". The child has spent the last six months in the care of two separate Muslim families, the report stated. The Times has done us a service; revealing both the grim and fundamentalist approach of Tower Hamlets' social services department - sensitive to every cultural need except those of Christians - and the reflexive approach of any local authority confronted by evidence of ... Read More »

Erdogan, Abbas meet in turkey to discuss peace

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The site is the holiest site in Judaism and the third-holiest in Islam, and it is central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "We are here to stay, forever", the prime minister said at an event in the northern West Bank settlement of Barkan, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Israel's settlement of the West Bank. Read More »

West Texas Does Its Part To Aid Hurricane Victims

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Austinites are even reporting baby squirrels that have fallen out of trees. The organization on East MLK Jr. A photo of a tied up and abandoned dog left to face Hurricane Harvey on its own is breaking hearts not only in Texas, but worldwide. Read More »

Local aid for Houston, surrounding areas

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Amazon has created a link on its homepage that allows customers to donate to Hurricane Harvey relief. Over the weekend, Dan Gillmor, author and professor at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, also advised people on Twitter not to give money to the organization. Read More »

Brexit talks face 'very big gap' as new round begins

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British negotiators are keen to move discussions to the future relationship with the bloc, but Brussels wants more clarity on the terms of the divorce first. The bulk of the negotiations need to wrap up in the fall of next year to allow for formal ratification by both sides. It also allows Irish and United Kingdom citizens to access various services and benefits in each country such as the right to work, access public services and vote in certain elections. Read More »

Tracking the Tropics for 8/28/2017: Latest info on Tropical Storm Harvey

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Later tonight , the system will be moving along the coast of SC, moving northward off the North Carolina coast by Tuesday morning. The system was stationary with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour with higher gusts. The rain will become lighter and less widespread by Wednesday as higher pressure replaces the departing tropical storm system. The heaviest rain will be in areas along and east of Interstate 95. Read More »

Trump to visit Corpus Christi, Austin to see Harvey recovery

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Also tweeting on Sunday was a perhaps inappropriately excited Donald Trump . GOP strategist Matt Mackowiak, who is based in Texas, said that natural disasters are "always a leadership test". "We have a lot of blonde women in Finland", the journalist asking the question said as she took the mic for the first time . During his campaign, he rushed to Louisiana, in his signature "Make America Great Again" hat, to view damage from massive flooding. Read More »

At Georgia State Capitol, MLK statue joins ironic neighbors

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On the 54th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, a thousand pastors are marching from the Martin Luther King Memorial to the Justice Department in Washington DC. Richard Russell, one of the staunchest opponents to the civil rights legislation King advocated for. A map of the Capitol's statue and monument collection. Read More »

Outcry follows N.Korea's missile launch over Japan

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In a 40-minute telephone call with Trump, he said, the two allies had agreed to "further strengthen pressure against North Korea ". Tensions between North Korea and the US flared up earlier this month after US President Donald Trump said he would unleash " fire and fury " on Pyongyang if it made any escalation against the Americans. Read More »