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Cabinet Reshuffle Likely On Sunday, Sushma Or Shah May Get Defence

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The Indian media reported that Water Resources Minister (cabinet rank) Uma Bharti has also offered to resign on health grounds. Many times, opposition parties have alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a dictatorial nature. Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has also resigned after facing flak over the death of protesting farmers in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur, reported NDTV . Read More »

Modi Cabinet revamp: Jaitley retains Defence, Piyush Goel gets Railways

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After the big Cabinet reshuffle, Suresh Prabhu who had offered to resign after a spate of train accidents on Twitter signals that he won't be railway minister. Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) from Uttar Pradesh, Shiv Pratap Shukla, and Lok Sabha MP from Buxar, Bihar, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, were sworn in as a Ministers of State. Read More »

Westinghouse Applauds Recommendation to Continue Vogtle AP1000 Nuclear Plant Units

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Georgia Power Co. told state regulators Thursday that it should finish building two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle, despite delays expected to almost double their ultimate price tag. The Georgia PSC has already approved US$5.68 billion in capital costs for Georgia Power's share of the project. Georgia Power's estimated financing costs during the construction period total ~$3.4B, of which $1.4B had been incurred through June 30. Read More »

The Feds' Response To Hurricane Harvey Depends On Raising Debt Ceiling

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President George W Bush's administration was roundly criticised for its botched early response to the storm. Members of the Texas and Louisiana delegation are pressing for immediate action when lawmakers return to Capitol Hill next week from their summer recess, and they have pledges from top GOP leaders such as Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., that the House will quickly respond. Read More »

Theresa May calls on China to act over North Korea missile launches

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A government minister has held a face-to-face meeting with North Korea's ambassador to condemn the country's latest missile test. The expanded sanctions aimed to reduce North Korea's export revenue by $1 billion according to the U.S. "That must include confronting the threat that North Korea poses and ensuring that this regime in North Korea stops its aggressive acts". North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan's northern Hokkaido island into the sea early on Tuesday, prompting ... Read More »

South Korea says quake in North Korea artificial, suggesting possible nuclear test

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An artists mockup of the inside of the missile was pictured hanging on a wall with translated text reading: "Hwasong-14 type nuclear warhead hydrogen-bomb". But as NPR's Elise Hu reported , Jenny Town, the assistant director of the U.S. -Korea Institute at John Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies says a policy of increasing pressure is misconstrued as "hostility", which, Town argues, "justifies its need for nuclear weapons". Read More »

White House vows quick action as Harvey aid estimates soar

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White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says they may visit the Houston area, as well as Lake Charles, Louisiana, though she is stressing the plans are still tentative. Another concern is that the government's cash reserves are running low since the nation's debt limit has been reached and the Treasury Department is using accounting measures to cover expenses. Read More »

US, South Korea agree to review missile treaty

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Over the course of a 10-hour mission, the B-1Bs, F-35Bs and two Japanese F-15 fighters first flew together over waters near Kyushu, Japan. U.S. President Donald Trump has warned North Korea it would face "fire and fury" if it threatened the United States and that the U.S. Read More »

Sunny skies expected on Labor Day after rainy weekend

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Sadly for our friends to the south in Texas/Louisiana is that Harvey is not going to really get going for a few days still. But by the time Harvey reaches the coalfields of southern West Virginia and Southwest Virginia, the only inconvenience associated with the tropical depression will be rain. Read More »

Trump To Donate $1 Million To Hurricane Harvey Relief Funds

When President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump boarded Air Force One on Tuesday morning to visit southeastern Texas , reports of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in the last few days were hijacked by chatter about what Melania was wearing for the trip. Read More »

Trump Appears to Back Away From Diplomacy With North Korea

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Trump's tweet also follows North Korea's latest missile launch on Tuesday , which sailed over Japan's Hokkaido island and landed almost 1,700 feet away. "Talking is not the answer", Trump wrote. The North conducted two nuclear tests past year alone. Hours after Kim's warning, the United States conducted what it called a previously planned missile-defense test, intercepting a medium-range ballistic missile fired from a Navy guided-missile destroyer off the coast of Hawaii. Read More »

New UN sanctions could target North Korean workers - envoy

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May toured Japan's flagship Izumo helicopter carrier for a military briefing with Minister of Defence Itsunori Onodera before attending a national security meeting. She told Sky News television there was "absolutely no basis for those reports whatsoever". Earlier today, China's Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Read More »

Penn State notebook: Offense lives up to preseason hype

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The Penn State Nittany Lions are hosting the Akron Zips in college football action on Saturday. I have to find a way to get to the end zone no matter what."Barkley later ran for two touchdowns and finished with 246 all-purpose yards, including 172 yards on 14 carries, as he opened his Heisman Trophy campaign with an impressive performance against the overmatched Zips." Saquon Barkley speaks for himself", guard Brendan Mahon said". Read More »

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspects nuclear bomb making institute

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In January 2016, Pyongyang claimed the device used - its fourth test - was a miniaturized H-bomb. Previous recent tremors in the region have been caused by nuclear tests. US President Donald Trump earlier warned North Korea of "fire and fury". North Korea is thought to have a growing arsenal of nuclear bombs and has spent decades trying to ideal a multistage, long-range missile to eventually carry smaller versions of those bombs. Read More »

Houston superintendent vows schools will be ready to open on September 11

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Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of Agriculture granted the district approval to waive the required application process for the National School Lunch/Breakfast Program. Many hope to open next week. "I believe our district can innovatively provide an option that is not simply a one-size-fits-all approach and is actually more responsive to what we've heard on the ground", he said in January before becoming president. Read More »

5.3 magnitude quake shakes Eastern Idaho

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Dispatchers at the Bannock County Sheriff's Office told KIFI/KIDK that they felt the natural disaster at the Sheriff's Office. The quake was felt in Preston, Logan and as far south as Hyrum. The organization said the quake was 6.2 miles deep. While Idaho is rarely associated with earthquakes, due to the state's close proximity to the supervolcano under Yellowstone National Park, seismic activity is possible in the area. Read More »

Kenya election observers 'sanitised fraud' - Odinga

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Following the Supreme Court decision, supporters of Odinga have taken to the streets to celebrate. Although the court appeared to absolve Mr Kenyatta of rigging, the chief justice, David Maraga , concluded that the manner in which the electoral commission had tallied the votes was so flawed it merited a re-run of the election within 60 days. Read More »

Hamlin's late charge leads to Xfinity win

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It seems that he and the "Lady in Black" are a good couple. "I just love racing here", Harvick said after leading all three rounds of qualifying and ending with a chart-topping lap of 177.730 miles per hour on the 1.366-mile track. On cue, Hamlin dove low in Turn 4 and outraced Logano to the stripe. "Glad we were able to clear him off of Turn 4 or else it could've really got exciting". Read More »

South Carolina defeats NC State in Belk College Kickoff game

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Plus, that defense, boasting four returning senior starters, led by ends Bradley Chubb and Kentavius Street - who combined for 31 tackles for loss last season - largely held Gamecocks not named Deebo Samuel in check. On fourth and goal with 15 seconds remaining, Ryan Finley scrambled out of the pocket, threw over the middle toward Kelvin Harmon and instead the ball hit off a SC defender's hand. Read More »

Gas prices are still climbing, now up 24 cents since Harvey

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In North Texas, Dallas had the most expensive gasoline in Texas on Thursday at an average $2.37 per gallon, according to the Associated Press. "This is, in part, due to supply problems in the Pacific Northwest and also, to a lesser extent, because of what's happening in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and many refineries being offline", says GasBuddy.com Senior Analyst Dan McTeague. Read More »

Cops: Kaytlynn Cargill beat to death with hammer over drugs

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The juvenile was detained earlier today and has been taken to the Tarrant County Juvenile Detention Facility in Fort Worth . The Tarrant County Medical examiner said her death was caused by "homicidal violence" and police found Cargill's blood on a hammer, which they believe was used as the murder weapon, according to an arrest warrant affidavit obtained by NBC . Read More »

Jake Olson, USC's blind long-snapper, makes first career appearance

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Both of his scores came in the fourth quarter, and both were critical. Jones totaled 1,082 rushing yards last season after gaining 987 as a freshman in 2015, and should join Darnold in the early Heisman Trophy discussion. It was mostly a sloppy day for USC, which was penalized nine times for 94 yards. Thirteen seconds later, Western Michigan's Darrius Phillips returned the kickoff 100 yards to create the fourth tie of the game. Read More »

Trump prepping withdrawal from S. Korea trade deal - WaPo

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At present, under the missile guideline last revised in 2012, the South Korean military's ballistic missiles are limited to a range of 800 kilometers with the maximum weight of warheads capped at 500 kilograms. Those options, both Trump and Sanders have repeatedly stated, include military action. "One of the big reasons we made a decision to go forward with the agreement was to demonstrate to the South Koreans, North Koreans and Chinese that the USA was committed to this relationship for the ... Read More »

NK claims development of hydrogen bomb for ICBM

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The Korean Central News Agency described it as a "nuke" in its English-language report, but called it a "thermonuclear hydrogen bomb" in the Korean version. The state news agency released pictures of leader Kim Jong-un inspecting what it said was a new hydrogen bomb. "Though we can't verify the claim that North Korea (now) has a thermonuclear capability, we also cannot rule it out", said Adam Mount, Senior Fellow, at the Center for American Progress. Read More »

North Korea says it has loaded H-bomb onto ICBM

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The bomb is a multi-functional thermonuclear weapon adjustable from tens of kiloton to hundreds of kiloton and can be be detonated even at high altitudes for an electromagnetic pulse attack, the state-run Korean Central News Agency said . Early this year, South Korean officials said he was removed from the post of state security minister. Mount however said he didn't expect the North would need to conduct such a test, which would likely draw extremely harsh reactions from the worldwide ... Read More »

Body of missing Temple University student located

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Temple Police posted the "Missing Person" advisory on Twitter with an image of Burleigh's face as well as what the 22 year old was last seen wearing. "Temple Police have been working with the family, as well as coordinating resources with Lower Salford and Philadelphia police on the investigation", spokesman Bradon Lausch said in an email. Read More »

Eid Al-Adha celebrated with gaiety across Odisha

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Hundreds of family members congregated at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam, while several clowns toured the holy site and organized activities with the children. Eid is a three-day celebration, Ahmad added, meaning worshippers will spend Labor Day weekend attending dinner parties heavy on lamb dishes and grateful reflection on their good fortune in life. Read More »

N Korean leader's third child born

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Little is known about the mechanics of North Korea's political system, the couple's relationship or Kim himself. He described having a "relaxing time by the sea" with the Kims on a visit to the country and described Jong-un as a "good dad" who "has a attractive family". Read More »

Construction Workers Unearth Rare Dinosaur Skull

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Paleontologists from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science showed up on Monday to check it out - and learned this discovery was a pretty big deal. According to him, these fossils are more than 66 million years. However, this fossil looks much older. "This construction crew just hit the right spot at the right time", said Dr. Read More »

Iran Complying With Nuclear Deal — UN Atomic Agency

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Trump and the US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, have regarded Iran and the agreement with suspicion, with Trump threatening to withhold certification of Iranian compliance, and saying in an interview in July, " If it was up to me, I would have had them noncompliant 180 days ago ". Read More »

Zambia overcome double blow to beat Algeria

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African champion Cameroon and Ghana are also way off the pace in their groups. The Copper Bullets did achieve a 1-1 tie against Cameroon away from home in their latest game in these qualifiers and this should be a winnable game at home. The result effectively ended Algeria's hopes of making it to Russian Federation 2018. Morocco trounced nine-man Mali 6-0 in Rabat after a match that produced two red and eight yellow cards. Read More »

North Korea says it has developed more advanced hydrogen bomb

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Pictures showed Kim in black suit examining a metal casing with two bulges. The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 is seen during its test launch in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, July, 4 2017. Read More »

Justice Dept: No evidence of Trump Tower wiretapping

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The filing said neither the Justice Department nor the Federal Bureau of Investigation were able to find evidence to support President Donald Trump's claims earlier this year that Obama had done so, The Hill reported Saturday. White House officials later said the President was referring to Trump aides, who showed up in conversations with foreign officials under routine surveillance. Read More »

Balance of Power: Trump's Presidency in the Eye of the Storm

This is Trump's second trip to Texas since Harvey rammed into the southeast part of the state on August 25. The event was marked by Trump's impromptu speech to supporters outside a Corpus Christi firehouse - "What a crowd, what a turnout", he said - instead of images of the president consoling victims or walking among the damage caused by the storm. Read More »