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Harcey, holiday causes gas prices to soar


The weekly increase is largely due to the impact Hurricane Harvey , which ravaged Texas and hit the city of Houston particularly hard, disrupting production in the region's oil refineries. "The situation promises to be challenging if Irma threatens the US mainland", DeHaan added. Lines at gas stations throughout Bexar County started backing up last Thursday and still were several cars deep Tuesday, sometimes trailing down the block, when drivers could find gasoline available for sale. Read More »

DACA program rescinded as protesters rally


The administration plans to continue renewing permits for anyone whose status expires in the next six months, giving Congress time to act before any now protected individuals lose their ability to work, study and live without fear in the U.S. Read More »

More Watches and Warnings as Hurricane Irma Heads Towards Leeward Islands


Irma could also directly affect the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico as a risky major hurricane later in the week. After the recent destruction meted out on Texas by Hurricane Harvey , the route of storm system Irma has stirred up considerable fear, with online conjecture and even fake weather forecasts suggesting it was due to hit the east coast of the US. Read More »

Trump's immigration move could send more people to Canada's borders


Trump pledged during last year's presidential campaign to terminate the program, which affects about 800,000 immigrants nationwide who were brought to the United States as children. " President Trump made the right move today by ending this unconstitutional and illegal amnesty program", U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said. "Having DACA has meant having freedom, being free to use our voices to speak out", Martha Herrera Coria said through an interpreter from Migrant Justice. Read More »

Dogs flown out of San Antonio in search of new homes


The dogs have all endured quite a journey but they'll all wind up in loving homes now in CT. Forty dogs affected by Hurricane Harvey are headed to Allegheny County. She said there often aren't options to rescue pets along with their owners, but she hopes those agencies can develop better strategies in the future. Read More »

Zuckerberg, Tech Giants Hit 'Cruel' Trump for Ending DACA


Democrats and civil liberties advocates blasted Trump. The announcement came the same day as a deadline set by a group of Republican state officials who said they would challenge DACA in court unless the Trump administration rescinded the programme. Read More »

Mexico 'Regrets' Trump Move to End Immigrant Child Protection Program


One senior USA official familiar with the document said the administration stands by that point as written. Donald Trump had pledged to kill the DACA programme in his poll campaign. Calling it an "open-ended immigration law", Sessions said DACA was an "overreach of the executive branch" that "contributed to a surge of minors at the southern border that yielded bad humanitarian consequences". Read More »

Hispanic business leader: Trump's 'a liar' if he ends DACA


The program grants legal status to undocumented immigrants who came to the children. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme, a policy framed during the administration of former US President Barack Obama , protects almost 8,00,000 people called "Dreamers" from deportation and allows them to work legally in the country. Read More »

Defence minister rejects BRICS leaders' concern over terror groups in Pakistan


BRICS did not eplicitly identify Pakistan by name, but Islamabad's links to certain jihadi groups are no secret to the worldwide community, particularly India, China , and the United Nations . "The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan Haider Shah was called in and a strong protest was lodged at the cross border infiltration of a group of Pakistan nationals belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist organisation in the intervening night of 16/17 August who carried out a brutal terror attack ... Read More »

Eagle Creek Fire Rages On In Oregon


In Washington , the Skamania County Sheriff's Office issued a Level 3 evacuation notice for areas on the south side of Archer Mountain. Residents in other areas of Corbett are subject to a level 1 order, meaning they should prepare their possessions in case of evacuation . Read More »

DEQ issues statewide air quality advisory due to wildfire smoke

DEQs smoke report indicates that the air quality is forecast to continue to remain in the Good to Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups air quality category for the 24 hour Air Quality Index across the state today. While the forecast calls for improving air quality, Dr. Noel Hastings said patients should be prepared for more smoke. Blanc said the hospital is hoping people heed warnings to stay indoors and keep themselves out of the emergency room. Read More »

Nitish Kumar blasts Lalu Yadav, opponents on Modi Cabinet expansion


Lalu had said that the JD (U) was not even invited for the swearing-in function at Rashtrapati Bhavan even though some of the JD (U) MPs got new kurta-pyjama stitched for the oath ceremony. Tyagi said JD (U) commenting on an internal reshuffle, hence, was not pertinent. The Cabinet rejig saw the promotion of as many as four Ministers of State to the rank of Cabinet ministers today. Read More »

Rajnath Singh, Yogi Adityanath flag off Lucknow Metro


The Phase-1 of the Lucknow Metro corridor measures 8.5 kilometers and has over eight stations will be open for public from September 6. "Now, one body - the UP Metro Corporation - will oversee all projects in the state under the guidance of "Metro Man" E Sreedharan ", he said. Read More »

Shiv Sena attacks UP Government over deaths of children in Gorakhpur, Farrukhabad


The Samajwadi Party termed the incident "barbaric" and state Congress chief Raj Babbar said that the Yogi government had turned Uttar Pradesh into a "sick" state with the health sector itself needing a strong treatment. Earlier, 415 children had died in Baba Raghav Das hospital in Gorakhpur . The Uttar Pradesh government has lodged FIRs against two doctors. It is the responsibility of the hospital authority for to take care about the Children in the hospital. Read More »

Big news for Britain's William and Kate

The brothers were due to be joined by the Duchess of Cambridge , but she was forced to pull out from the engagement because of her severe morning sickness . William and Kate are parents to Prince George , four, and two-year-old Princess Charlotte . Overnight, while visiting a mental health project for Grenfell Tower survivors, he told guests the new baby was "very good news". Read More »

U.S. grain groups urge not to withdraw from KORUS

They noted there could be improvements in South Korea's implementation and compliance with the trade agreement. "As soybean farmers, we benefit greatly from exports, which contribute a $2 billion annual surplus to our nation's balance of trade. Read More »

Soldiers among four terror suspects arrested in UK


Counter-terrorism officers have arrested four men on suspicion of being members of banned neo-Nazi terror group National Action . The Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday that a "a number of serving members of the Army" had been arrested for being associated with the far-right group as result of a police investigation supported by the military. Read More »

Tight security for Lord Ganesh idol immersion


With new cameras integrated with facial recognition facility, police would get a huge database of faces of public visiting Tank Bund for the idol immersion. "Arrangements for immersion have been made at Kudesia Ghat, Geeta Colony Ghat, Geeta Ghat, Mayur Vihar Extn Ghat (Near DND Flyover), Hathi Ghat, Kalindi Kunj Ghat and Shyam Ghat", the senior official said. Read More »

Putin Warns US Not to Supply Ukraine With Defensive Weapons


Another thing is that this was done explicitly in such a boorish manner. Putin also said that "the American nation, the American people, America is really a great country, a great nation... But Putin said the latest expulsions ordered by Washington brought the number of Russian diplomats on US soil to below parity. The U.S. order for Russia to vacate some of its diplomatic properties was the latest in a series of tit-for-tat actions that began when former U.S. Read More »

Toxic Waste Sites Damaged by Harvey, Houston Awash in Chemicals


EPA added regarding Superfund sites: "Teams are in place to investigate possible damage to these sites as soon flood waters recede, and personnel are able to safely access the sites". According to the Post, EPA staffers say that Konkus "repeatedly has instructed grant officers to eliminate references to the [climate change] in solicitations". Read More »

Senior journo Gauri Lankesh shot dead at her Bengaluru home


Senior Journalist and writer Gauri Lankesh has been shot dead at her residence in Rajarajeshwari Nagar on Tuesday night. NDTV reports that she was shot three times from a close range by unidentified men after which she collapsed on the spot, and that top cops of the city were rushing to the spot. Read More »

Workers rally for $15 minimum wage

Workers and their supporters turned out on a lovely day and listened to more than a dozen speakers. But union leaders say that they will continue to fight for a living wage for their members. Sandoval said the increase would make goods and services more expensive and there would be fewer jobs available. Closing those gaps-and raising pay for all low-wage workers-is crucial. Read More »

Putin rails at 'boorish' United States over closure of diplomatic mission


Putin repeated boilerplate language about how he and President Trump defended their national interests, but laced his remarks with bitter jokes. "That the Americans reduced the number of our diplomatic facilities - this is their right", Putin told a news conference in the Chinese city of Xiamen , where he was attending a summit of major emerging economies. Read More »

Cabinet Reshuffle: PM Modi to Recast Team With Nine New Faces


After being promoted to Cabinet rank, Dharmendra Pradhan said that he is grateful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will work to make India a leading nation by 2022. Naqvi was Minister of State (MoS) for Parliamentary Affairs and MoS (Independent Charge) of Minority Affairs. Both played crucial roles during Modi's Lok Sabha campaign - Pradhan stitched an NDA alliance to garner maximum seats in Bihar, while Piyush was instrumental in managing new modes of political outreach, including ... Read More »

Category 4 Hurricane Irma makes dangerous trend towards the US


Modeling by the National Hurricane Center shows the outer bands of the slow-moving, potentially risky storm lashing Key West and Miami by 8 a.m. Friday. Hurricane watches have also been initiated for Guadeloupe, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Vieques, and Culebra. While the path is subject to significant revisions over the coming days, the continental US may again see impacts from a major hurricane next weekend. Read More »

BRICS Plus leaders agree on closer South-South ties


This meeting focuses on the repairing the damage through the confidence building measures. Intra-BRICS travel to India is dominated by Chinese and Russian guests, the average guest stay length of Russian visitors is double the average of guests from the other three countries. Read More »

Three Keys To Game 1 With Prediction — Georgia Tech


But when the Vols bull-rushed Georgia Tech kicker Shawn Davis on his 36-yard field goal attempt, it took the two teams to overtime. Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall (right) gets a reassuring hug from cornerback Lance Austin after falling to Tennessee in double overtime. Read More »

US Says North Korea Is 'Begging For War'


U.S. defence chief James Mattis says the USA "not looking to the total annihilation" of North Korea, but "we have many options to do so". South Korea's defense ministry warned Monday that Pyongyang may be preparing another missile launch after two tests in July of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that apparently brought the USA mainland into range. Read More »

Kenya: Fresh Presidential Poll to Take Place On October 17

The President is well entitled to express dissatisfaction with yesterday's decision by the Supreme Court of Kenya which invalidated the announcement of his re-election on the 11th August, 2017. Afterwards Odinga hailed the "historic" ruling while Kenyatta described the judges as " crooks " but said he would abide by the decision. The judiciary has a "problem", Kenyatta said in comments to elected officials from county assemblies. Read More »

Europe rules employers must inform staff of email snooping


The Strasbourg court backed a Romanian engineer, Bogdan Barbulescu, who was sacked over a decade ago after sending messages to his brother and fiancee using his workplace Yahoo Messenger account. The latest judgment, issued in the higher chamber of the court, reversed that conclusion. Commenting on the ruling, Pam Cowburn, the communications director at Open Rights Group in London, said: "The European court's ruling is welcome". Read More »

Kim Kardashian & Caitlyn Jenner Are Still Not Speaking


When a Pepsi ad starring 21-year-old Kendall Jenner wielding a soda can at a protest made waves earlier this year, many expected Jenner to apologize for the controversial ad or explain her decision . Caitlyn revealed that the loss of Kim from her life is very hard to deal with. "She's been very, very good on it". "It's a big loss in my life not having her there anymore. Read More »

German FA boss wants ticket checks after fans' Nazi chants


Germany manager Joachim Low said he was "full of shame" at the songs and that those involved "bring shame on our country". German Football Association president Reinhard Grindel said that a group of German fans had managed to buy tickets without the federation's consent and that he hoped there will be no repeat of such poor behaviour by their own fans against Norway . Read More »