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Nebraska National Guard assisting in hurricane relief efforts

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Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane Friday night unleashing winds of up to 130 miles per hour and "catastrophic" flooding across parts of southeastern Texas. Glenn H. Curtis , Louisiana's adjutant general. Then, we're into the recovery effort. "I want to thank Governor Abbott for his continued leadership and look forward to serving the great people of Texas". Read More »

Exxon shutting Beaumont refinery due to Harvey

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At XOM's Beaumont petrochemical refinery, a damaged a sulfur thermal oxidizer caused the release of sulfur dioxide in amounts well in excess of the amounts allowed by the company's permits. A company spokeswoman said there was some water in the plant and local roads were flooded. The Colonial Pipeline operator carrying fuel to the East Coast announced it was running at a reduced rate too, compounding pressure on the nation's energy system. Read More »

Mother drowns trying to save toddler during Hurricane Harvey flooding

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Officers pulled the child and the mother into the boat. Police believe she was then swept away into a flooded drainage canal before floating about half a mile away from her vehicle. Riley said the woman "absolutely saved the child's life". "They were in the water for quite some time", she said. First responders lifted the child from her mother's body and tried to revive the woman, but she never regained consciousness. Read More »

NWS: Remnants of Harvey could affect weekend

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy skies and mild temperatures will develop, with the chance for a few rain showers. Rainfall will be possible on Saturday , Sunday and Monday, according to the National Weather Service at State College. Highs should be in the lower 90s with lows in the upper 60s. LABOR DAY WEEKEND: The newest model runs are more consistent with a drier weekend across the area. Read More »

Jared, Ivanka might self-eject, report says

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As one might expect, it turns out people inside the White House don't like Ivanka that much either. At the time, former first daughter Chelsea Clinton tweeted, "Good morning Mr. 'What is off-putting about them is they do not grasp their essential irrelevance, ' this veteran told me. "They think they are special". Trump and Kushner seem to be aware they're not exactly welcome in the nation's capital. Read More »

Donald Trump confuses two Finnish reporters

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It's not surprising he couldn't distinguish one reporter from another. In my opinion, Mexico has been very hard, as they should be. Further, President Trump also pledged half a million dollars to the Fulbright Finnish Foundation in hour of the Finnish Centennial. Read More »

42 children die in 48 hours in Gorakhpur's BRD hospital

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In a statement PK Singh, the principal of BRD Medical College said, "42 children died in 48 hours of which 7 due to encephalitis, rest due to other reasons". The First Information Report was filed against 9 people of Hazratganj police station in Lucknow on Sunday over the death of the children in BRD Hospital. Read More »

USA successfully tests missile interception in Hawaii

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The test comes amid heightened tensions between North Korea and the US. After North Korea launched a missile over Japan, the Hermit Kingdom threatened more launches into the Pacific. The United States Missile Defence Agency on Wednesday announced that it had successfully conducted a missile test off the coast of Hawaii, Reuters reported. Read More »

Houston businessman turns furniture stores into shelters for Hurricane Harvey victims

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Hundreds of people slept on sofas, recliners, sleeper sofas and mattresses wrapped in plastic. If you can safely join us, we invite you for shelter and food. The businessman told the USA radio station NPR: "When the hurricane first hit down here, my thought was this is going to be a one-day event". McIngvale said on Facebook Monday that both stores will full up with temporary tenants, though added Tuesday evening that more can be taken in. Read More »

Lebanon's negotiated IS evacuation angers many

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The deal ended a week-long offensive with the Lebanese army on one front and Hezbollah with the Syrian army on the other against IS' mountainous enclave straddling the Lebanon-Syria border. It insisted that it was merely coincidental that both sides simultaneously began an offensive against the Islamic State over a week ago and that both sides declared a cease-fire in their fights against the militant group at about the same time on Sunday. Read More »

Would-be carjacker dragged down street by SUV

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Eyewitness Sahr Moiwo, who posted the footage online, said a friend's aunt shot the video . Kent police confirmed to KIRO 7 that the man being dragged by the auto was the suspect in several attempted carjackings, and was arrested. The suspect had punched other cars and pulled on door handles in earlier failed carjacking attempts, cops told the station. Authorities say the man is a suspect in several other carjackings and has been arrested and that the incident is under investigation. Read More »

Police question man after Tasmanian girl shot in face

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Her condition was initially listed as critical, but has stabilised this morning. The shot hit the car's passenger door before ricocheting into Phoenix who was sitting in the back seat. Following the dispute, the 11-year-old's mother and uncle drove to a home in Stagg Court with the girl and her cousin. Neighbours reported hearing yelling shortly after 9pm last night. Read More »

Feared Dead In Houston; Van Swept Away

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According to the station, four children - the youngest, a 6-year-old girl - and their grandparents are feared dead after the van hit high floods Sunday afternoon when crossing a bridge in Greens Bayou. Witnesses to the incident said that although there were emergency crews in the area, it happened too fast for them to respond. More than three days after the storm ravaged the Texas coastline as a Category 4 hurricane, authorities had confirmed only three deaths - including a woman killed ... Read More »

Migration Summit Offers Prospect of Aid and Legal Routes

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Niger would be looking for more financing to help with general security measures, a Niger presidential source said, adding there was nothing necessarily new regarding asylum request hotspots as they already existed, but any further developments on this front from European countries would be welcome. Read More »

IRS warns of fake charity scams regarding Hurricane Harvey

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Local and national organizations are accepting donations, but it's important to recognize a charity from a cheat. The Guidestar website helps people find information on a charity's expenses, assets and revenue, as well as its program. Do not give out credit card or bank information until you have established the legitimacy of the organization. "Natural disasters like this are like catnip for scammers", Sean Spence with Better Business Bureau said. Read More »

United States agrees to sell arms to fight insurgency - Saraki

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The DSCA has determined that USA security interests are served by assisting Nigeria in its counter-insurgency operations and that the A-29 sale will not significantly alter the military balance of power in the region. "The US is strongly supporting the hard work of the military in combating terrorism and we are glad for the opportunity to know how we can support Nigeria in combating terrorism,"he said". Read More »

Trump Vows To Gorka After Ouster: 'I'm Sticking To My Agenda'

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The writing's on the wall: Gorka was canned. The initial email said that Mr. Gorka had been added to the White House visitor system's "do not admit" list, and the second message said that Mr. "And they will pay a penalty for that mistake and belief". A spokesperson indicated that he was sacked, though Gorka claimed he resigned. For the pro-Trump media, the alternative - that Gorka was useless and unqualified - raises questions about Trump's own competence for hiring him for the position in ... Read More »

Patna: Sharad Yadav joins Lalu Prasad on stage at anti-BJP rally

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The venue - Gandhi Maidan - that has the capacity to accommodate 7 lakh people, was nearly half-full. Lalu Prasad's mega rally to oust the BJP here will see participation from political heavyweights including West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav , and will be a major show ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the RJD chief said. Read More »

Sean Spicer finally gets to meet the Pope

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The non-partisan group brings together lawmakers from across the globe to discuss the promotion of Christian principles in politics. "That's all he wanted", an unnamed White House official told CNN in May, calling Spicer's exclusion a snub . Read More »

Opposition parties rally with 'BJP Bhagao, Desh Bachao' call

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The announcement comes a day after Sharad shared the dais with leaders of at least 17 Opposition parties at RJD's " BJP Bhagao, Desh Bachao " mega rally in Patna on Sunday. Arun Shrivastav, a close aide of Yadav, said Sharad Yadav was accompanied by the party's lawyers, a majority of party workers, National Council members and state unit presidents, during his visit to the Commission. Read More »

Bhutan welcomes end of Doklam standoff between India and China

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Officials said while the crisis ahead of the BRICS summit had been averted, there was a need for bilateral engagement to clarify China and India's position on boundary talks, the Sikkim boundary, and the location of the tri-junction. There has been no joint statement, which adds further confusion about the actual content of the deal and its interpretations in the future for other border disputes. Read More »

Red Cross volunteers from Virginia join hurricane relief effort in Texas

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These volunteers will be trained to help feed, provide shelter, and transportation to Hurricane Harvey victims. Google is making a similar $250,000 grant to the American Red Cross and will also match employee donations up to $250,000. Some volunteers packed into four emergency response vehicles to drive to Texas. At the national level, many organizations are active in disasters, and are trusted ways to donate to disaster survivors. Read More »

Pakistan, Tajikistan reiterate resolve to step up counter-terrorism cooperation

The US war in Afghanistan has already fueled considerable anti-US sentiment within Pakistan, with spillover violence and a US drone war against Pakistan's tribal areas leading to various levels of unrest. Chinese special envoy on Afghanistan Deng Xijun, who called on Pakistan's foreign secretary Tehmina Janjua in the capital Islamabad , emphasized there was no military solution to the conflict, according to a statement from Pakistan's foreign ministry. Read More »

Zapad-2017 drills 'purely defensive: Russian Federation

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He appeared to be referring to concerns about the intent of drills, questions about the number of troops involved, and speculation that Russian Federation could use the exercises as a cover for an occupation of Belarus or an offensive against North Atlantic Treaty Organisation states or Ukraine. Read More »