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Through border wall prototype contracts awarded by Customs and Border Protection


The artist, who goes by the moniker JR, said the portrait of one-year-old Kikito, who lives in the border town of Tecate, was spurred by a dream in which he imagined a kid looking over the wall. DHS justified the move by arguing location remains one of the busiest for illegal crossings in the country, an area of "high illegal entry for which there is an immediate need to improve current infrastructure and construct additional barriers and roads". Read More »

Manchester victims honoured as arena reopens with benefit concert


The night started with a tribute to the bomb victims from Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham . "There are very few people you meet who have never been to an event at the arena", he said . "The victims will never ever be forgotten, but we've got to move forward with love and not hate, and that's how we win", Kay told the crowd. A team of trained trauma specialists and mental health professionals is on hand for anyone who needs help during the emotional re-opening event held amid ... Read More »

Trump Organization ethics lawyer's wife busted for sex with jail inmate


Burchfield's husband, Bobby Burchfield , is one of the ethics attorneys appointed to Donald Trump's business trust, which was created to keep the President's business and political ties separate. Revocable Trust, the Fauquier Times reported Thursday. Burchfield was caught getting freaky with an inmate outside Virginia's Fauquier County Adult Detention Center on Tuesday. Read More »

NASCAR Xfinity Series Odds: Virginia 529 College Savings 250 9/7/17

As is always the case, the Richmond race will be pressure packed for a select few drivers and teams. Keselowski's pass came in heavy lapped traffic and marked the third time he'd used a superior auto to catch Busch on a long run. Sadler has yet to win a race in 2017. His engine blew 18 laps into the Southern 500, a last-place finish that put the nail in his coffin on making the playoffs on points. Read More »

Can Trump's 'storm-proof' Mar-a-Lago home survive Hurricane Irma?


According to NY magazine, "Irma could send as much as ten feet of water onto the Mar-a-Lago property, which would likely cause water damage to some of its buildings". Winds of 140mph are likely to test a boast from Mar-a-Lago staff that it can withstand any storm. Yet an Associated Press investigation published previous year revealed there was little evidence of large-scale damage to Mar-a-Lago, and that Trump also kept some of the insurance money for his personal use rather than spending it ... Read More »

Major League Baseball notes: Brewers ace Jimmy Nelson to miss rest of season


Josh Hader is a former starter in the minor leagues, and while he has been tagged with a couple of losses in recent weeks, he's an option to pick up a couple of extra outs throughout the course of a few games. Nelson, who pitched five scoreless innings , hit a ball off the wall in the top of the fifth. Milwaukee enters with a 73-68 record and is 34-36 on the road, while Chicago is 77-64 and 40-30 at home. Read More »

National Weather Service in Amarillo Gathering Crucial Data to Track Hurricane Irma

High-resolution images from satellites and the dramatic "hurricane hunter" flights into the category 5 storm get all the glory. Our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by Hurricane Irma . "We use these weather balloons every day of the year so its a normal operation for us". That is where the high-quality direct measurements provided by weather balloons come in. Read More »

Hurricane Irma packing winds up to 250 km/h as it approaches Florida


Not tonight, not in an hour, you need to go right now", he said . Nevertheless, forecasters warned that its hurricane-force winds were so wide they could reach from coast to coast, testing the nation's third-largest state, which has undergone rapid development and more stringent hurricane-proof building codes in the last decade or so. Read More »

Mexico Expels North Korean Ambassador


Pyongyang's decision to carry out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test Sunday was a serious violation of worldwide law, the statement said. In a statement, the government said it had given Kim Hyong-gil 72 hours to leave Mexico in order to express its "absolute rejection" of North Korea's recent nuclear activity, describing it as a grave threat to the region and the world. Read More »

CBI books former UPA minister Jayanthi Natarajan in forest land case


The CBI , after registering an FIR, raided her premises in Chennai as the sleuths were looking for documents in the case in which she is alleged to have given her consent for diversion of land in Singhbhum district of Jharkhand, ignoring the advice of then Director General of Forests and directions of the Supreme Court . Read More »

United Kingdom should stay in CU and SM/EEA — EU Ireland paper


The prospect of a physical border in Ireland would have a significant impact on the economy on both sides of the boundary, Dr. James Anderson, Emeritus Professor of Political Geography in the Senator George J. He said that otherwise the United Kingdom risks losing trust. Negotiations to extricate Britain from the European Union have seen a slow start and the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier has repeatedly warned that time is running out to answer complex questions before Britain is due ... Read More »

Changes to be made to Title IX policy


Education secretary Betsy DeVos's address this week at George Mason University has received widespread attention for her call to move beyond the "failed" Title IX policies of the Obama administration and pursue a "better way" in how colleges and universities handle sexual-assault allegations. Read More »

Abbott taps A&M Chancellor to head Harvey rebuilding effort


In addition to Sharp, the commission is expected to draw on the expertise of the state's top emergency management officials, who were arrayed behind Abbott at the news conference. The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday for an initial $15.25 billion in storm aid, doubling a relief package passed by the House a day earlier. Read More »

Deal expands state of emergency to 24 additional counties


Monday is also when SC is set to start feeling the impact of the storm. The powerful storm - now downgraded to a category 4 but still extremely risky - made landfall in the Turks and Caicos Islands on Thursday evening with winds as high as 175 miles per hour, and isn't expected to slow down through this morning. Read More »

Most South Koreans Doubt North Will Start a War


Thousands of police officers attempted to make way for them, but Yonhap News Agency reported that dozens of police and residents were injured in clashes. When pressed on whether he could accept North Korea having nuclear weapons but being "contained and deterred", Mr Trump replied, "I don't put my negotiations on the table, unlike past administrations". Read More »

Curfew Imposed In Jaipur As 1 Dies In Riots


Curfew was imposed in four police station areas of the city to bring the situation under control, a senior police official said on Saturday, adding that internet services were also suspended and schools in the curfew-laden areas have been closed. Read More »

Hurricane Irma shifts track, delaying SC evacuation plans


According to McMaster, "It's likely that I will announce tomorrow that schools and government offices will be closed on Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12 in some or all of the 46 counties in the state". Preparedness can be as simple as having a "go-bag" of essentials including but not limited to: a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, medications and copies of your critical information in the event of evacuation. Read More »

Hurricane Irma: Lowe's customer gives last generator to fellow shopper


Customer Ramon Santiago had no idea why Ms Brekke was so desperate to find a generator but turned around and calmly offered her his. With Hurricane Irma barreling toward the region, Brekke had been frantically trawling the area for a generator that she hoped would secure her father's oxygen supply should his Sanford home lose power. Read More »

Are you affected by the Equifax breach?


What is the impact on Canadians: Equifax said hackers may have taken "limited personal information" on an unspecified number of Canadians, but provided no details. Equifax was recently hit by a high-tech heist , which exposed sensitive information such as Social Security numbers of an estimated 143 million Americans . Read More »

Congress just approved Trump's big deal with Democrats

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi isn't apologizing to Democrats and liberal activists for cutting a deal with President Donald Trump on spending and the debt limit; she's looking to prove she can win. I'm more inclined to agree with author and political scientist Dave Hopkins that while Trump certainly acted as if he was undermining House and Senate Republicans, there's really not much here. Read More »

Japan, S Korea push Putin over Pyongyang sanctions


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on Thursday for the world to put the "greatest possible pressure" on North Korea to abandon its nuclear missile programme. Seonju residents and activists have raised worries over rumored health hazards linked to the system's powerful radar and the possibility the town will become a target of North Korean attacks. Read More »

Pope embraces Colombia victims, ex-fighters in peace bid


The top leader of the FARC's now political party , Rodrigo Londoño Echeverry, alias "Timochenko", asked for forgiveness from Pope Francis for the pain caused to thousands of victims during the course of the armed conflict in Colombia . "Every attempt at peace that is made without a honest commitment to reconciliation is always a failure", he warned. He ends the day with an outdoor Mass in Simon Bolivar Park, with hundreds of thousands expected. Read More »

Aussie Sikhs join in Rohingya protest


Manveer Singh Khalsa addressed the gathering, he said that the Australian government should definitely intercede in Myanmar's unfortunate situation where the Rohingya Muslims are being forced to flee. A grieving protestor in Dhaka listening to a preacher describing the plight of Rohingya s Muslims. "Allah will help us by helping others!" They also strictly criticized the OIC and Muslim world as he said that they showed cold shoulders to Rohangia Muslims. Read More »

Spanish Court Suspends Catalonia's Vote on Independence


The pro-independence parties in the Catalan parliament - that control a majority of seats in the regional legislature - approved the law, which does not introduce a minimum voter turnout for the referendum to be valid and establishes that a simple majority will decide the result. Read More »

GEORGE WILL: Trump is threatening war with North Korea. But what kind?


Opposition to THAAD has been fierce both within South Korea and without. The launchers installed on Thursday were added to the two already set up on the site, an old golf course located about 300 km south of Seoul. According to latest available data from the U.N., Russian Federation exported approximately 36,000 tonnes of oil products in 2015 to North Korea , compared to China's yearly export of 500,000 tonnes of crude and 270,000 tonnes of oil products. Read More »

Texas moves toward post-Harvey recovery; gas prices slip


The petition states , " JJ Watt has been an exemplary humanitarian and Houstonian". The petition is a call to Mayor Sylvester Turner and Gov. According to the fundraising page, hosted by crowdfunding site YouCaring , the millions of dollars raised for victims of Harvey as part of Watt's fundraiser have donated by more than 170,000 donors. Read More »

JetBlue slashes airfare out of Florida to $99 to help Irma evacuees

Over the past couple of days, people searching for any remaining flights out of Southern Florida airports have been posting screenshots to Twitter of their highly inflated potential itineraries. Additionally, the airline is providing more flights and increasing the size of the aircraft it is sending. Senator Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat who had been pressuring airlines to aid in evacuating Florida residents, spoke with airline executives on Thursday and urged them to add more ... Read More »

USA pushes oil embargo on North Korea, takes aim at Kim Jong


Mexico has expelled North Korea's ambassador in protest against Pyongyang's latest nuclear test and its continued long-range ballistic missiles . In a statement, the government said it had given Kim Hyong Gil 72 hours to leave Mexico in order to express its "absolute rejection" of North Korea's recent nuclear activity, describing it as a grave threat to the region and the world. Read More »

Et tu, Tutu? Nobel greats pile pressure on Suu Kyi


It is to face that most enduring and insidious human sentiment: bigotry. "While Kashmir is a purely political dispute, the Muslims in Myanmar are facing threat to their survival and are facing the worst crimes against humanity", Rasheed said and appealed United Nations and other world organizations to save "bleeding humanity in Myanmar ". Read More »

Rauner issues bond to pay down debt


Last month, S&P Global Ratings said the bond sale could help protect Illinois' BBB-minus credit rating from a downgrade to junk. Comptroller Susana Mendoza , the state's check writer, said the action will mean an end to "pouring gasoline on a $2 million fire", referring to the daily interest payments for which taxpayers are on the hook. Read More »

'Cooperation Between American and Kuwait Has Never Been Stronger'


From a podium in the East Room of the White House, standing next to President Trump , the Amir said that his country has "descended into some not very healthy issues especially in the media". Bossert said at the daily White House press briefing. However, "things are not looking good in terms of finding a lasting solution for the Gulf crisis", Mr Al Yahya told The National . Read More »