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Right-wing group cancels San Francisco rally

A number of politicians, both at the local and national level, repeatedly voiced concerns that the previously scheduled event by the Patriot Prayer group would lead to clashes with counter- protesters. The San Francisco Police Department, however, did advise on its official Twitter account for people to stay away from the area. Berkeley is the city that gave birth to the 1960s Free Speech Movement but authorities refused to issue a permit allowing Sunday's event.

Local Woman Returns From Texas To Avoid Hurricane Harvey

Overwhelmed emergency services warned residents to head for high ground or climb onto rooftops - not into attics - so they could be seen by rescue helicopters. U.S. authorities said about 22 percent of crude production in the Gulf of Mexico, accounting for more than 375,000 barrels a day, was shut down as of Friday.

Assessing damage where Hurricane Harvey touched ground

Wax said Harvey, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm, had caused "widespread devastation", adding that some homes and businesses had been heavily damaged or completely destroyed. Earlier, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he would activate 1,800 members of the military to help with the statewide cleanup while 1,000 people would conduct search-and-rescue operations.

Projected Alabama starter shot outside Tuscaloosa bar

Davis was hospitalized after the incident but was reportedly uncooperative when investigators tried to take a report from him. Police did not immediately identify Davis, but the newspaper confirmed that he was the victim. A 6-foot-7, 306-pound recruit out of Meridian HS in Meridian, Miss., Davis was a four-star recruit who was ranked inside the Top 100 players in the nation for his recruiting cycle.

Dozens killed, wounded by vehicle bomb in Afghan province

Afghan forces said they had retaken Nawa district last month but there has been continued fighting in the area since. On 31 May, a huge bombing in central Kabul killed more than 150 people, the deadliest militant attack in the country since US-led forces ousted the Taliban from power in 2001.

Gary Cohn's remarks on Charlottesville are going to piss Trump off

I feel a duty to fulfill my commitment to work on behalf of the American people. In any case, I likewise feel constrained to voice my misery over the occasions of the most recent two weeks... An unprecedented rebuke of President Trump by National Economic Council director Gary Cohn reverberated through Washington on Friday, forcing the White House to respond to harsh, public criticism from one of the president's top advisers.

Reporter for 11Alive's sister station in Houston helps rescue stranded truck driver

Meanwhile, KHOU reporter Brandi Smith remained on the streets of Houston to offer live reports throughout the hurricane, and at one point found herself coming to the rescue of a truck driver stranded inside his flooded 18-wheeler as the water rose.

Bella Hadid Confirms She Will Walk Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

The bombshell shared a picture of herself in a silky robe and bra, and underneath she wrote: "I feel so insane humbled to get the opportunity to be a part of this show again.Walking into the offices this year i felt so happy, healthy, and honored".

Tributes paid to Grenfell victims at Notting Hill Carnival

The two-day west London festival, taking place in the shadow of the burnt-out Grenfell Tower , will see thousands of police officers on the streets. "Post the tragic terrorists attacks in London and recently in Europe, the Met thoroughly reviewed policing plans for the event to ensure that everything possible is done to make carnival as safe as can be", a Metropolitan Police statement said last Friday.

Boaters and kayakers rescued by BC Ferries crew in Gulf Islands

Ferries. She says four people were in a boat when it began sinking, and two kayakers tried to help, but flipped their own boats in the process, leaving six people in the water. Officials say there were no injuries despite the extremely cold temperature of the water. Our crews are well trained to do this. The Spirit of Vancouver Island was delayed for 20 minutes as a result of the rescue.

Girl, 3, dead after being shot in Australia

A woman who was screaming and crying was led into an ambulance. A six-year-old girl with a gunshot wound has been found dead in a western Sydney home. A neighbour said he helped escort three other children from the home where the girl was shot. She could also be heard screaming "not my baby girl, not my baby girl" and "rot in hell".

15 rescued from Dickinson nursing home

There were initially questions about whether the viral photo was actually taken at La Vita Bella, but local media reported it was taken at the residence . Lampson was told on Saturday not to evacuate ahead of the deadly storm, since the facility has never flooded before, her daughter said. "Coast Guard on route right now for rescue.#HoustonFlood", said McIntosh on Twitter.

A pleasant Sunday, then showers move in from the coast Monday

While Hurricane Harvey devastates the western Gulf Coast region, a weak tropical system may form off the Southeastern U.S. coast early this week, per the National Weather Service office in Newport/Morehead City. The system will pass off the SC coast on Monday night and off the North Carolina coast on Tuesday. With a track close to the coast, tropical storm watches or warnings would likely be issued out of an abundance of caution.

LNG is the only solution to Pakistan's energy crisis: PM Abbasi

He said load shedding will become history by end of November this year. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday said that Pakistan considered France an important friend and wished to enhance the bilateral relations as well as multilateral cooperation with it.

Guatemala President Orders UN Anti-Corruption Chief's Expulsion

Ivan Velasquez, head of the United Nations anti-corruption commission working in Guatemala, said some $825,000 of campaign financing was hidden and there are other expenditures whose source of funding they can not explain. U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel, ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, expressed disappointment in Morales' decision. He says the USA government "must examine the future of our foreign assistance" to Guatemala in light of President Jimmy Morales' decision.

RNC Condemns White Supremacists in Formal Resolution

The resolution was one of 12 adopted during the annual RNC summer meeting being held from August 23 to 26 in Nashville, Tennessee. Palatucci's resolution "states that 'the racist beliefs of Nazis, the KKK, white supremacists and others are completely inconsistent with the Republican Party's platform, ' and urges that 'swift and certain justice be meted out to domestic terrorists.' Most of the remaining text focuses on the history of the party, and the need for colorblind policy and politics".

USA after killing JCPOA, scapegoating Iran: Ghasemi

The statement said that Iran is abiding by its duties and responsibilities in dealing with the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, IAEA Safeguard Agreements, nuclear deal as well as additional protocol, and under no circumstances let misuse of these rules and regulations for ill-wishing political means of a specific country and reserve the rights to remind all parties to remain committed to their pledges with regards to JCPOA.

Israel acquires another 17 F-35 fighter jets from US

Israel has so far taken delivery of five F-35s, the first batch of a 33-plane order to be delivered by the end of 2021. The deal, according to Israel Defense Ministry officials, was completed last week. "This is a significant decrease in price compared to the airplanes that the State of Israel has purchased until now", Lavi said. While other countries have ordered the planes, Israel - which receives more than $3 billion a year in USA defence aid - says it will be the first outside the ...

Voluntary evacuation in Vermilion Parish

Friday. This includes areas of Hackberry, Johnson Bayou, Holly Beach, Cameron, Creole, Grand Chenier and Big Lake. GOHSEP is now in 24-hour operations and is coordinating with state agencies, parish officials and first responders who are putting resources in place for citizens who may need assistance.

Catastrophic Flooding in Houston

The National Weather Services has also been reminding people to never walk into flood waters. Areas south of Houston are seen as the largest risk areas, the AP reported . If you are in need of rescue, call 911 or the U.S. Coast Guard Houston Command Center at 281-464-4851Currently there are five MH-65 Dolphin Helicopters conducting rescues in the greater Houston area.

Heat wave making its way to Southern California

On Saturday , temperatures ranged from the 70s along the coast to 111 in Palm Springs. An onshore breeze should push the smoke out of the valley by midweek, the National Weather Service said. Woodland Hills, one of the hottest spots in the San Fernando Valley, is forecast at 109 degrees early next week, she said. Temperatures were also expected to reach triple-digits in Riverside County's inland valleys, with predicted highs in the city of Riverside set at 108 degrees today.

De Brum helped deepen climate change discussion - Tong

He was also vocal on climate change issues, raising the link between climate change and global security. He played a key role at the Paris talks, helping to form the High Ambition Coalition which brought together around 100 developed and developing nations and proved crucial to forging the Paris Agreement.

White Nationalist Opened Fire At Crowd During Charlottesville Rally, Police 'Never Moved'

Another anti-racist demonstrator, Deandre Harris, was viciously beaten in a parking lot by white supremacists carrying metal poles. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia released the footage and forwarded it to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Kushner: Trump Is Committed to Peace Settlement for Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

He added that the relationship between Israel and America "is stronger than ever". Then at the weekend, Abbas was quoted as telling a delegation of left-wing Israeli lawmakers that despite multiple meetings with USA envoys, he still "can't understand" Trump's position on the conflict.

Beachy Head evacuated after 'chemical mist' leaves walkers in tears

East Sussex police have confirmed they are investigating the incident. Footage has emerged showing people packing up their things and leaving the beach while rubbing their eyes. People on Twitter have reported the mist smelled of chlorine. East Sussex Fire and Rescure Service described the matter as being a "chemical incident".

Andrea Dovizioso wins British MotoGP at Silverstone

Marquez rode the first ever lap under two minutes at Silverstone to clock 1min 59.941sec yesterday with Rossi's Yamaha 0.084sec behind to qualify second for what will be the Italian's 300th MotoGP. With seven to go though, a key contender was removed from the action in a dramatic cloud of smoke as Marquez suffered a rare Honda engine failure, his RC213V expiring at the end of Hangar Straight.

Hawk flies into taxi cab to escape Hurricane Harvey, refuses to leave

When William Bruso got out of his auto to take video of the storm on Friday, he says a hawk swooped into the vehicle and hunkered down in the passenger seat. The hawk, who appears to possibly be injured, does not want to fly away. Bruso eventually took the bird inside and gave it chicken hearts to snack on.

US Military Revises Report on NK Missile Launch

Thousands of US and South Korean troops are now taking part in joint military drills, which are mainly largely computer-simulated exercises. South Korea says North Korea has fired several unidentified projectiles to the sea in what appears to be the latest weapons tests for the country that has been rapidly expanding its nuclear weapons and missile program.

LAX flights canceled to Texas: Has deadly Hurricane Harvey ruined your trip?

Travel is expected to be hugely impacted, both in the air and on the water. At Houston's George Bush International Airport, a major hub for United Airlines, some 66 percent of flights had been canceled for Saturday, according to the FlightAware tracker.

Exclusive first look: Trump attacks Flake in new Ward campaign ad

The 32-year-old radio host was responding to a tweet from journalist David Catanese, who shared that a Trump supporter shouted about the Arizona senator to protesters ahead of the president's campaign-style rally Tuesday night. To absolutely no one's surprise, Trump struck back, tweeting five days later in support of Ward's challenge to Flake: "Great to see that Dr. Kelli Ward is running against Flake Jeff Flake , who is WEAK on borders, crime and a non-factor in Senate".

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI) Raised to Buy at BidaskClub

Barclays PLC boosted their price target on Gaming and Leisure Properties from $40.00 to $44.00 and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 16th. Shares of Gaming and Leisure Properties (GLPI) traded up 0.4722% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $38.4306. Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc.

Give Your Votes to the Best, Group Urges — Anambra APC Primaries

The post APC Primaries, No Candidate Has Been Endorsed - Uba appeared first on leadership.ng . The officer said fake delegates caught were moved to another location for further investigation. Because of the stringent condition, the process has been very slow as only seven out of the twenty-one local government areas of Anambra have voted as at 10.30 pm on Saturday.

North Korea shrugs off United Nations sanctions, fires 3 new missiles

A spokesman for US Pacific Command said none of the missiles, which it said were launched near Kittaeryong, had posed a threat to either North America or the US Pacific territory of Guam. North Korea has accelerated its missile testing programme. Tensions had eased somewhat since a harsh exchange of words between Pyongyang and Washington after U.S.

Tillerson says Trump 'speaks for himself' on racial violence

Donald Trump had provoked an outcry by claiming that the responsibility of violence had to be sought from both sides and that there were "very good people" on both sides. In a statement on August 19, Mr. Mnuchin said that "the president in no way, shape or form believes that neo-Nazi and other hate groups who endorse violence are equivalent to groups that demonstrate in peaceful and lawful ways".

North Korea fires 3 short-range missiles; USA says tests fail

The U.S. and its allies had warned Kim against launching missiles toward Guam, home to key American military bases in the Pacific. "The military is keeping a tight surveillance over the North to cope with further provocations", the ministry said.

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