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Armies of Syria and Lebanon in full control of border

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Video of that engagement showed the Syrian army and fighters from Hezbollah - a Shia Islamist militant group and political party - pounding Islamic State positons in the mountain region close to the Lebanon border last week. Abadi called the arrangement "alarming". What's more, the withdrawal of militants from border areas will mean that the Lebanese army will consolidate evacuated areas along the frontier. Read More »

Rain from Harvey could be gone for Labor Day weekend

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THURSDAY: There will be a 40 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms. Most of Harvey is predicted to pass into southeast Arkansas on Thursday night and curve into northern MS on Friday morning, forecasters said early Tuesday . Friday afternoon high temperatures will be cooler, with a high around 73 degrees. Scattered showers and storms continue to press across the region this evening, but it's all eyes on Harvey . Read More »

Maine Catholics to Participate in Hurricane Harvey Aid drive

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Charity Navigator and the Better Business Bureau have provided this list of credible organizations and charities seeking donations in the wake of Hurricane Harvey . Some charities might be focused on long-term rebuilding and others are a middleman for other nonprofits. If you are planning to give, be cautious of charity scams. Read More »

Court orders govt to explain private medical college fees

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A Bench led by Justice S.A. Bobde said that the interim fee structure will continue only till the Justice S. Rajendra Babu Committee finally decides on the fee structure. Further while talking about the bank guarantee, Venugopal said that it was no relief for poor students. "We are inclined to extend the bank guarantee to all colleges". Read More »

Gov. Edwards: "The worst is yet to come in Louisiana"

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The weather service also warns that dry air mixing with the storm and keeping heavy rainfall at bay won't reach MS, so the Coast has a high likelihood of heavy rainfall of 5 to 8 inches on Wednesday . It is critically important for the people of Louisiana, particularly those in Southwest Louisiana, to recognize that we are not out of the woods. Harvey is expected to drop substantial amounts of rain on Louisiana before moving on to Arkansas, Tennessee and parts of Missouri, which could ... Read More »

New Orleans prepares for Hurricane Harvey

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This decision comes after New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu called on residents to not leave their homes on Tuesday. New Orleans-area schools are starting to close as Tropical Storm Harvey threatens south Louisiana. The Department of Public Works has cleaned more than 1,070 catch basins and more than 73,000 linear feet of drain lines as of Sunday. Rainwater also explained that the agency is ensuring that all crews have the basic equipment they need to man the stations. Read More »

Governor Edwards to update on Harvey, Louisiana impact

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Overall, Louisiana has about five to nine inches of rain so far, and western Louisiana could get another 10 to 20 inches of rain, meteorologists say. Both government bodies are now authorized to coordinate disaster relief efforts and provide all necessary measures in order to save people from Harvey, including setting up storm shelters and protecting citizens' property from theft. Read More »

Oil prices soften as market assesses hurricane damage

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Harvey "does remain a named tropical storm and it's going to drop an terrible lot of rain", Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said at a news conference Monday. About 500 people were evacuated in southwest Louisiana's most populous parish early Tuesday, as a heavy band of rain pushed waterways out of their banks, Calcasieu Parish spokesman Tom Hoefer said. Read More »

Louisiana's Dem Governor Praises Federal Gov's Response To Hurricane Harvey

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Gusts up to 80 km/h are predicted for coastal areas and up to 65 km/h in Lake Charles and along the Interstate 10 corridor. The foreboding images of the incoming storm bands from Harvey were lighting up weather radar screens early Tuesday " the 12th anniversary of the day Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Plaquemines Parish on August 29, 2005. Read More »

Harvey Making Louisiana Landfall Early Wednesday Morning

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Elsewhere, Harvey is expected to produce total rain amounts of 5 to 15 inches farther east across south-central Louisiana. Harvey is projected to bring gusts up to 45 miles per hour (70 kph) in coastal areas and gusts of up to 35 miles per hour (55 kph) in Lake Charles and along the Interstate 10 corridor. Read More »

Trump speaks at joint news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto

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We're working closely with your leaders and officials and I will be visiting the impact zone tomorrow to ensure that you're receiving full support and cooperation from the federal government. " President Trump's remarks are baffling", Matti Vanhanen, chairman of the Finnish national parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, told Defense News . Read More »

Pentagon Unveils Plan to Execute Trump Order Banning Trans People From Military

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Trump said that the ban on transgender individuals will remain in place "until such time as sufficient basis exists upon which to conclude that terminating that policy and practice would not have" negative effects on the military. Last month, Trump wrote on Twitter that transgender troops could no longer serve "in any capacity", abruptly announcing to reinstate the ban. Read More »

Beware of charity scams after Hurricane Harvey

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If you receive an email from what seems like a nonprofit seeking donations, contact the organization directly to make sure it really exists (you can also check to see if it's listed on this national charity report ). Some of the charities working in Houston with the highest rating from Charity Navigator include Direct Relief and MAP International, each of which had ideal scores of 100 out of 100. Read More »

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launch

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Trump further contended that "threatening and destabilizing actions only increase the North Korean regime's isolation in the region and among all nations of the world ". North Korea's action also seemed created to drive a wedge between its neighbors. "This is an unprecedented and serious incident that constitutes a tangible threat to our nation". Read More »

China learns in border row India will not buckle over security

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About the discord between India and China, which are important members of the BRICS, he said "we hope through the efforts of both sides we will maintain healthy and stable momentum of growth for China India relations" in the interest of Chinese and Indian people as well as meeting the aspiration of global community and neighbouring countries. Read More »

Rohingya cross into Bangladesh since fresh Myanmar fighting: IOM

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Sanjukta Sahany, a spokeswoman for the IOM in Cox's Bazar, on the Bangladesh border with Myanmar, released the latest figures as human rights groups and advocates for the Rohingya say the Myanmar army was retaliating for attacks by Rohingya militants by burning down villages and shooting civilians. Read More »

Talks with USA suspended in protest: Pakistan Minister

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The special Chinese envoy on Afghan affairs today stressed that a military solution can not achieve peace in Afghanistan and expressed China's "firm support" for Pakistan's efforts in the war-torn country. Trump said in his speech the U.S. will "change the approach" on "how to deal with Pakistan". He further said "We are minutely reviewing the new USA strategy about Afghanistan and South Asia". Read More »

Mother arrested after son reported her for drunk driving

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An Oregon woman has been charged with drunken driving after her own 11-year-old son reported her while he was a passenger in her auto, investigators said. Deputies said two other drivers reported the woman as well. "The dispatcher was trying to keep him on the line to get landmarks", Wilde said. Officers said her blood content level was twice the legal limit. Read More »

Heavy rain, flooding paralyses India's Mumbai

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CM @Dev_Fadnavis at State Disaster Mgmt Control Room on measures and efforts by State Govt on the heavy rains and IMD warnings. The Harbor line services are delayed by 15 minutes and trains are plying with a delay of 10 minutes on Western Railway. Read More »

Former LSU coach Les Miles to join Fox Sports lineup, network announces

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Helfrich, who had a 37-16 record in four seasons at OR, will be a full-time analyst in the booth alongside Justin Kutcher and Petros Papadakis. Miles will appear in select games during the season for Fox Sports. Quarterback Marcus Mariota won the Heisman Trophy. "We can't wait to get the season started later this week". In 2016, OR went 4-8, finishing below.500 and missing a bowl game for the first time since 2004. Read More »

Denver-based Smashburger sued by In-N-Out over 'Triple Double'

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In-N-Out Burger has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against its rival Smashburger, claiming the Denver-based food chain's new "Smashburger Triple Double" sounds too similar to its "Double Double" and "Triple Triple" burgers. In-N-Out is known for its equal-ingredient burgers, including the double-double, having two patties and two slices of cheese, the triple-triple, having three patties and three slices of cheese, and so on. Read More »

Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR)

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Johnson & Johnson had 61 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. V3 Capital Management Lp sold 207,350 shares as the company's stock declined 14.33% while stock markets rallied. Asset Mgmt One has 4,575 shares. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board owns 30,821 shares. Van Eck Assoc Corp holds 0.16% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) or 279,278 shares. Read More »

Clovis Library Shooting Victims Recovering at Lubbock's UMC

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Police say Jouett was involved in a couple fights the week before Monday's shooting. One image from the scene showed a Clovis police officer, a rifle slung over his shoulder, carrying a small boy away from the building. "She's distraught, very very hurt", he said. "My initial thought was why would someone throw a cherry bomb or M80 firecracker into the library?" Baird said she remained shaken hours after the shootings, in part because of the suspect's demeanor. Read More »

Gorakhpur tragedy: BRD college principal Rajiv Mishra, wife taken into custody

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Earlier, the hospital allegedly faced charges of negligence in the supply of liquid oxygen leading to death of more than 60 infants. Former principal of BRD Medical College Dr Rajiv Mishra and his wife Purnima Shukla were arrested on Tuesday from Kanpur for their alleged role in the death of 30 children at the hospital on August 10 and 11. Read More »

Local Analyst Explains President Trump's Threat of Government Shutdown

Now the situation is "a mess", he said . Conway says it is up to Congress to work with Trump . He warned that if Senate Republicans don't do that, "few bills will be passed", because "8 Dems control the Senate!" A New York Times report last week said McConnell has expressed concern about whether Trump can move past the controversies and get his presidency back on track. Read More »

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) — Trending Stock Analysis

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About 36 shares traded. More interesting news about Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: " Comcast Corporation (CMCSA ) Enters Wireless Arena with Xfinity Mobile" published on August 22, 2017 as well as Zacks.com's news article titled: " Comcast (CMCSA) Expands Smart-Home Services Domestically" with publication date: August 29, 2017. Read More »

Technical Charts and Signs for Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

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Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 28th. It has underperformed by 25.78% the S&P500. Murphy Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Ingersoll Rand (IR) by 13.89% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Read More »

Trump Declares Emergency for Louisiana as State Braces for Hurricane Harvey

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The governor added that once the storm has passed Louisiana, the state can shift resources to helping Texas. Over the next few days, Tropical Storm Harvey is forecast to head back into the Gulf of Mexico, where it will pick up moisture before moving back over Galveston and into Houston again, CNN meteorologist Karen Maginnis says, meaning at least four more days of rain. Read More »

More New Orleans pumping power could come on-line today

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The latest forecast track for Harvey . More widespread rain and thunderstorms will enter the forecast on Wednesday . Mike Shields, a forecaster with the National Weather Service's Slidell office, said the potential for Harvey rain remains high, with a 90 percent chance of wet weather on Wednesday that slowly diminishes as the week ends. Read More »

Al-Sirraj at European summit: No migrants resettlement in Libya

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The viability of such centers was questioned by European and African allies and on Monday an official from the Elysee Palace said the idea was no longer under discussion. Italy has accused France and other EU states of not sharing the migrant burden and has also asked the EU Commission for more budget flexibility to help it tackle the crisis. Read More »