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Donald Trump tweets about visit to witness Harvey's 'horror'


I think she puts forth an elegant image for America, even in jeans & sneakers!" Thank you, everybody. What a crowd, what a turnout. People were like: "'Why is she wearing those heals when she's gonna help people?!' Like who cares?" Hurricane Harvey was the rarest of disasters to strike during the Trump presidency - a maelstrom not of Mr. Read More »

Merkel warns Turkey after two more German citizens detained


Relations between the two countries have deteriorated since Turkey arrested a Turkish-German journalist in February. Two more German citizens have been arrested in Turkey "for political reasons", Berlin said on Friday (Sep 1), as Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Ankara that Germany could reexamine its policies following the latest Turkish action. Read More »

White House: Donald Trump Personally Pledging $1 Million To Help Hurricane Victims


Bossert was not ready to offer up a number on how much federal aid would be requested by the White House, only saying that a request for an initial infusion of resources would go to Capitol Hill "shortly". White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters on Friday the details of President Donald Trump's decision are "being finalised as we speak". Read More »

Kim Jong-un Third Child Shows He Loves More Than Nukes


Kim's wife Ri Sol-ju gave birth in February, although the baby's name and gender have not been disclosed, the NIS said during a meeting of a parliamentary committee. News of the new arrival emerged as North Korea fired a ballistic missile over northern Japan. Only one of the women is believed to have been his legal wife, though these figures are unconfirmed and have been contested. Read More »

Brush fire closes 210 Freeway in Sun Valley area


People were advised to avoid La Tuna Canyon Road and the 210 Freeway in the area of the fire . A 12-mile stretch of the highway was closed down after the La Tuna Fire jumped the road, the Los Angeles Times reported . above the freeway. Crews on scene reported the blaze had the potential to scorch 2,000 acres as thunderstorms in the area mountain caused erratic winds. Read More »

Brush Fire Prompts Closure of 210 Freeway in Sun Valley Area


There were no reports of injuries or structure damage as of 6 p.m., but around 50 homes were threatened and another 200 had been evacuated Reverie Canyon and Haines Canyon areas, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department . A 12-mile stretch of the freeway is closed and could stay that way into the night. Firefighters from the Angeles National Forest, L.A. County and Glendale were joining L.A. Read More »

Donald Trump rules out talks with North Korea


On Wednesday, Trump spoke by phone with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , their second conversation after the latest missile launch by North Korea . Such "threatening and destabilizing actions" only increase North Korea's isolation in the region and around the world, Trump said, adding that North Korea's actions show " contempt for its neighbors". Read More »

Two Men Arrested After Trying To Rob Party Full Of Cops


Two armed robbers were in for a surprise Tuesday when the bar they attempted to hold up was full of off-duty police officers. McCoy's booking photo showed a bandage over one eye, which was swollen shut following his arrest. They arrested the suspects in the area of Summerfield Road and Gwynn Lake Drive, according to a police incident report. It was unclear if McCoy was armed during the alleged robbery. Read More »

Russian Federation warns against new sanctions, use of force against N. Korea

Trump did not reveal what options he is considering. The South Korean government said in a statement that it "condemns in the strongest terms this provocation". Defense chiefs of South Korea and the United States condemned the DPRK's recent missile launches during their bilateral talks in Washington , Seoul's defense ministry said Thursday. Read More »

Mexico agrees with U.S. to continue 'serious' NAFTA talks


The International Trade Law Firm, Torres Law , PLLC, is proud to participate in a NAFTA event to be held in Dallas, Texas on September13, 2017. Critics say it has drawn jobs from the United States and Canada to Mexico, where workers are paid far lower wages. Read More »

Supreme Court to hold final hearing in Bofors case in October


A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra , Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud directed the final hearing of the matter in the week commencing on 8 October. The top court said it will hear the plea in October. The Central Bureau of Investigation, which has conducted an inquiry into the case, had not filed a plea seeking a quashing of the Delhi High Court order within the 90-day period. Read More »

New SM-6 intercepts ballistic missile target at sea

Japan's Defence Ministry and the Pentagon did not immediately respond to requests for comment. But such a proposed shift in military strategy would face stiff political opposition from critics in Japan who say Abe's hawkish policies have gone too far, hurting his already soggy popularity. Read More »

North Korean ambassador summoned by the UK


After the meeting Japanese Ambassador Koro Bessho said "We'll be talking about next steps starting now". Theresa May's hopes for a quick trade deal with Japan after Brexit are set to be dashed as Japanese officials signalled that they are in no rush to enter negotiations with the UK. Read More »

Mattis calls reports he contradicted Trump on North Korea 'ludicrous'


Mattis says in a statement released August 30 that the Pentagon, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security , will develop a plan that "will promote military readiness, lethality and unit cohesion". Mattis and his advisers have previously rejected stories highlighting apparent differences between Mattis and Trump , as The Washington Post outlined Wednesday. Read More »

Two B1-B's from Andersen join show of force against North Korea

A Korean edition of the book " North Korea Confidential" is displayed in a bookstore in Seoul on August 31, 2017. North Korea's Central Court also "sentenced to death" the presidents of the newspapers and said the North will "track down to the end and cut off the dirty windpipes" of those responsible for such provocations. Read More »

Hurricane Harvey: Day of prayer declared


Failing to raise the debt limit would risk a market-shattering first-ever US default. President Trump signed a proclamation on Friday declaring Sunday a "National Day of Prayer" for the state of Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey . Trump Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement at Thursday's media briefing. Sanders added that the president asked that she "check with" reporters for "suggestions" on groups and organizations that would be "best and most effective in ... Read More »

Pope Francis admits he saw a psychoanalyst 'to clarify a few things'


The 80-year-old pope also speaks of his state of mind now. Pope Francis offered his prayers for the people of Texas and Louisiana struggling to cope with the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey and he praised all those engaged in rescuing and caring for the thousands of people forced out of their homes. Read More »

Hurricane Harvey's homeless pets being sent across United States for new homes


New Hope will receive 10 dogs on Monday. By the end of the week, the organization expects to have as many as 2,000 animals in its care. We don't have to hold them here because they don't belong to anyone right now. "As the unimaginable devastation brought on by Hurricane Harvey continues to unfold, the resilience and strength of our community will not be shaken as we come together, neighbors serving neighbors", said Patricia Mercer, president of the Houston SPCA . Read More »

Gas prices rise in time for Labor Day weekend


We need a solution, so people can drive a lot more. It's a sentiment shared by business owners and weekend travelers. "It's just a matter of time before we can get those here to us". "People are staying off the roads because they can't afford it", said Stuart Miler, a motorist. "As the emergency situation evolves, refiners in other regions, additional imports and alternative transportation routes may be needed to fill any gaps in meeting demand during the aftermath of the storm - all of ... Read More »

Trump, Abe agree to strengthen pressure on North Korea


North Korea said on Wednesday it had conducted a test of an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) to counter USA and South Korean military drills and as a first step in military action in the Pacific to "contain" the US territory of Guam. Read More »

United States bombers drill over Korean peninsula after latest N.Korea launch


Japanese Ambassador Koro Bessho says his country feels a need to put more pressure on North Korea but will discuss how to do it. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says that "something serious has to happen" but hasn't specified what. There's no suggestion in Selva's remarks that the technology gap facing North Korea is beyond reach given the country's recent improvements in rocket technology. Read More »

Gas prices surge to 2-year highs after Hurricane Harvey


This is an increase over Thursday's average of $2.44 per gallon. And we're already feeling those effects in West Springfield.While 22News was at this gas station, the price for regular gas increased from $2.53 to $2.68 per gallon. And while a dozen people lined up hoping to get gas from the single available pump at a Valero station, a driver filled a 50-gallon container in the back of his pickup. Read More »

United Kingdom looking to replicate EU's external trade deals after Brexit: PM May


On Sunday, the State Secretary of US, Rex Tillerson commented on North Korean issue during his interview with Fox News that, "We do view it as a provocative act against the United States and our allies". Regarding his conversation with Trump for a second straight day about the passage of a North Korean missile through Japanese airspace, Abe said he could "not talk [specifically] about the response going ahead", but added that the two "fully agreed on the need for the worldwide community to ... Read More »

U.S. heavy bombers, jets in show of force against North Korea


However, U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, when asked hours later if the United States had run out of diplomatic solutions with North Korea , replied: "No". Their talks in the Japanese capital come two days after Pyongyang fired a missile that travelled over Japan's northern island of Hokkaido and plunged into the Pacific Ocean. Read More »

Woman pulls gun during school supply shopping dispute at Walmart


There was only one left, and they began to argue about who reached for the notebook first. The two women pulled the younger woman's hair, and her mother was shoved during the struggle. 28. Prosecutors are still trying to determine if the woman pulled out the gun in self-defense, and if any other women will face charges. Investigators are looking for more witnesses to come forward and are trying to get surveillance video from the store to get a closer look at what happened. Read More »

New texting while driving ban in effect


During the regular session of the 85th Texas Legislature , the use of handheld devices to read, write or send an electronic message while operating a motor vehicle became a misdemeanor offense. Don't do it. If convicted, drivers caught using their cell phones at all while driving through a school zone could receive a $200 fine. But another bill - HB 1643, which also went into effect September 1 - expands the prohibition of flying drones over animal feedlots, or "concentrated animal feeding ... Read More »

What You Need To Know About Mackinac Bridge Walk


The Mackinac Bridge Authority has put together a web page for Labor Day visitors. IGNACE, MI- Please share your photos and videos of this year's Mackinac Bridge Walk on social media. -Text "mackinacbridgewalk2017" to 67283 for updates on the walk. Traffic restrictions will be removed on 77 of 110 projects across the state, starting at 3 p.m. Read More »

Lightning-Sparked Wildfires Burn in Northern California


It appears the smoke is from fires burning in Northern California . The fire has burned in priority habitat for greater sage-grouse. "At this point, the goal is to keep the road open as much as we can". It now hosts non-nuclear experiments and safety training. UPDATE 11:39 A.M.: Butte County has declared a local state of emergency. It was 30 per cent contained on Thursday, up from 10 per cent the day before, officials said, even though temperatures in the area approached 100 degrees ... Read More »

Mueller Has Copy Of Trump's Original Letter Justifying Firing James Comey

Trump's real reason for firing former FBI Director James Comey may already be known, as Special Counsel Robert Mueller has a draft of Trump's letter firing Comey. The letter predates the memo written by Deputy Attorney Gen. Rod Rosenstein, which was - for a time - the official justification for Comey's firing. Read More »

WaPo's Eugene Robinson: 'Incredible' Trump Pardoned 'Viciously Racist' Arpaio


Bannon, a nationalist who is an icon among segments of the president's base. " The speaker does not agree with this decision ", said Ryan spokesman Doug Andres . But while the pardon could in the short term energize Trump's conservative base, which includes many with strong anti-immigration views, the decision could further alienate voter groups, such as Latinos, whose support the Republican Party has said it needs to win future elections. Read More »