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White House and Congress agree to raise debt ceiling


Democratic leaders announced the plan shortly after the House of Representatives approved almost $8 billion in disaster aid in response to Harvey. "We had a very, very cordial and professional meeting". The Senate was previously expected to attach just a debt limit vote to the measure before voting and sending it back to the House later this week. Republican Senate leaders had considered combining the debt limit with emergency aid to help the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, but were vague ... Read More »

Spain challenges Catalan independence referendum bid in court


The Spanish government, however, considers that the referendum violates the country's constitution because only the central authorities can make such a call. The leaders of the Socialists and the business-friendly Ciudadanos party declared support for the conservative government in fighting the vote. In order to facilitate the law adoption process, the supporters of Catalonia's independence have amended the parliament's standing orders. Read More »

Jane Pauley to Interview Clinton on 'CBS Sunday Morning'


Since Clinton lost the election to Trump, she has been busy with her book deal and taking long walks in the woods to work through her surprising defeat. "She said that his attacks against her during the primary caused "lasting damage" and paved the way for "(Donald) Trump's "Crooked Hillary" campaign". Read More »

The Roots and Pharrell Williams to perform special Charlottesville concert


Proceeds from the event will be donated the victims and families of the Charlottesville violence, as well as first responders and organizations devoted to unity. While they were rallying, a vehicle drove into the crowd, killing Heather Heyer and injuring at least 19 others. Along with DMB, Pharrell Williams , Justin Timberlake , Chris Stapleton , Ariana Grande , Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes , The Roots , Cage the Elephant and other special guests will be performing. Read More »

Rick Scott urges Floridians to get out before Irma hits


Antigua is beginning to feel the onslaught of Hurricane Irma , with violent seas and strong winds beginning to hit the island. United States authorities are urging residents to prepare for a "record-breaking" hurricane headed toward Florida as the storm known as Irma brings destruction to the Caribbean . Read More »

Rampaging Spain put eight goals past Liechtenstein


Silva then added a fourth before half-time with a sumptuous free-kick to take his tally to nine global goals in the year since Lopetegui took charge. Three minutes later Morata grabbed his second then Aspas joined him on a brace on 62 minutes, finishing off after an initial effort from Pedro. Read More »

Trump dials British, Australian PMs on North Korean crisis

The US president has been making phone calls to other world leaders as well since the North detonated what it calls a hydrogen bomb, the biggest nuclear device it ever tested. They plan to discuss the crisis on the peninsula and reaffirm the strength of bilateral ties with the two nations. The two leaders also discussed flood and hurricane damage in the United States and Mr Turnbull said he expressed sympathy for those impacted. Read More »

JJ Watt fundraiser for Harvey victims passes $18 million


Officials now blame at least 60 deaths on Harvey, the storm that dumped several feet of rain on southeast Texas in a matter of days. Then, he touted the size of the crowd that greeted him outside a firehouse but failed to mention the storm's victims, leaving critics and even some allies saying he failed to demonstrate the empathy and compassion presidents are expected to display during these visits. Read More »

Harvey aid will pass House without attaching to debt ceiling: Rep. McCarthy


John Cornyn said he is "open" to adding an increase in the debt ceiling to a bill to provide immediate emergency aid to hurricane-ravaged Texas and Louisiana that is expected to move through the House and Senate this week. "I would support that", Cornyn told CNN as he arrived back at the Capitol from Texas, where he has been dealing with hurricane relief and clean-up efforts. Read More »

Very overwhelming day, just can't express my feelings: Nirmala Sitharaman


In a huge endorsement of her capabilities, Nirmala Sitharaman has been made the new Defence Minister , a portfolio that Arun Jaitley was handling as an additional charge as Finance Minister. Both are from western Uttar Pradesh. The other woman on the CCS is external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj . Sitharaman is now the Rajya Sabha MP representing Karnataka. Read More »

Can's Holger Czukay dies aged 79


Czukay played on and engineered nine of Can's albums, including Tago Mago and Ege Bamyasi , in the Sixties and Seventies. "I Want More", Can's biggest hit, peaked at No. Czukay went on to produce a number of solo albums, experimenting with ambient music, while also collaborating with musicians such as Jah Wobble , David Sylvian and Brian Eno. Read More »

Graham: Trump Needs To Talk To Kelly About What Border Security Means


Graham said he is looking forward to working with Trump and his colleagues in Congress to "find a fair solution to this hard problem". The fast response came as other Illinois Democrats in Congress reacted angrily to Trump's phaseout of the 2012 program that protected from deportation about 800,000 people who were brought to the US illegally as children. Read More »

Colorado firefighters battling Montana wildfire moved for safety

There are several dozen smaller fires now burning in Montana that are not included in this map. The Oregon State Police said in a statement Tuesday that the teen from Vancouver, Washington, and others may have been using fireworks on a popular trail in the Columbia River Gorge area. Read More »

Tiger shot, killed after roaming Atlanta area for hours


An employee at a nearby Hardee's told FOX5 she received a call saying, "Hey, just wanted to let you know there's a tiger on the loose...don't try to come outside 'cause I've seen the tiger". "We responded immediately and were on the way to the scene with hopes of of chemically immobilizing the tiger and bringing it back to Noah's Ark", it reads. Read More »

PA Police to "It" prankster: Stop clowning around


The new movie, "It", will be in theaters this week and it's already freaking out some people out. The police department in the Lititz Borough in Pennsylvania posted two images on Facebook taken by officers in their local town of a mysterious red balloon tied to sewer grates. Read More »

Trump again claims U.S. is 'highest taxed nation in the world'


He will travel by motorcade to the refinery for the speech. They won't get any new details, senior White House officials said. Trump has identified tax reform as his next top legislative priority, and congressional leaders have been developing to introduce now that the summer recess is over. Read More »

EU's Barnier assures Ireland of support during Brexit talks


The peer has dismissed the Government's claim that the vast majority of businesses can continue to trade across the border between the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. Mr Coveney said: "It would be very hard to even contemplate how direct rule would function in that context". Mr Eastwood said: "Minister Coveney's position that there can be no return to "British only" direct rule is a statement entirely consistent with the logic and the spirit of the Good Friday Agreement". Read More »

Jacob Rees-Mogg says abortion is 'morally indefensible'


A members poll saw Jacob Rees-Mogg tipped as the favorite for next Conservative Party leader. "It's that marriage is a sacrament, and a sacrament is under the authority of the church, not of the state.' This is a theological argument against same sex marriage and Rees-Mogg added 'this is exactly the argument that Thomas More made in opposition to the marriage of Henry VII and Anne Boleyn". Read More »

Modi to induct 9 new faces today


Former diplomat Hardeep Singh Puri , who served as India's Ambassador to the United Nations in NY and Geneva, has been made Minister of State (independent charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. He also termed the expansion as "maximum government and minimum governance". Gadkari, who is holding road transport and highways portfolio, may be given additional charge of Railways as well. Read More »