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House Passes Harvey Relief Bill

Hurricane Harvey has devastated Texas. It is critical. And to do that, we need to make sure we raise the debt limit. "These funds are needed, and they are needed now". Representative Mark Walker of North Carolina, who heads the conservative Republican Study Committee, on Monday said his stance hasn't changed. Republicans also need to pass a stopgap spending measure, which will likely extend current funding levels for a few months.

Irma's destruction: island by island

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency Wednesday for the state's 100-mile (160-kilometre) swath of Atlantic coast, which was last struck by a hurricane of force Category 3 or higher in 1898. ET advisory from the National Hurricane Center . Hurricane watches were in effect for the northwestern Bahamas and much of Cuba. "We are pulling out all the stops to make sure that we can do our utmost to bring urgent assistance", Alan Duncan, a junior foreign minister, told ...

Revenue Estimates Analysis Mattel, Inc. (MAT)

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in MAT. For the next 5 years, Mattel, Inc.is expecting Growth of 6.53% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was -1.98% per annum. Jefferies Group LLC started coverage on shares of Mattel in a report on Thursday, June 8th. Mattel Inc. had 38 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

U.S. says airstrike kills 3 al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia

Both it and the USA military are trying to prepare Somalia's armed forces to take over the country's security before the African Union's planned departure by the end of 2020. The US military is conducting "intensified" strikes in Somalia ordered by President Donald Trump to crush al-Shabaab extremists linked with al-Qaeda terrorist group in the country.

Trump Is 'Not My Bride,' Putin Says

However, he had own stark message about the situation on the Korean Peninsula: "If North Korea's provocation doesn't stop here, I think could fall into an uncontrollable situation". After which, President Putin's press secretary Dimitry Peskov said that Russian Federation was open to filing its lawsuit with whichever court best gave it a chance of defending its interests.

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati makes changes ahead of repeat presidential election

Among the individuals Jubilee Party has rejected include Marjan Hussein Marjan who was named the presidential poll project coordinator, current Commission's Corporate Affairs Manager Tabitha Mutemi among others. These changes at the IEBC is seen as a way to mum the National Super Alliance whose presidential candidate petitioned against IEBC's declaration of Uhuru Kenyatta as victor of the August poll citing massive irregularities, as case that was ruled in their favour.

UTSA responds to federal government's decision to end DACA

Terminating the DACA program, even with the six-month phase-out, is a highly controversial move. The Program now protects roughly 800,000 people. Trump administration announced Tuesday morning they'd end DACA. How will this affect immigration enforcement? "All my life has been here", Hidalgo said Tuesday. Still, she's cautiously optimistic that the president's decision will lead to a solution for the people subject to DACA and they'll be allowed to stay in the country in which they have ...

NY AG files lawsuit challenging Trump's move to end DACA

The lawsuit seeks to block Trump's decision and maintain DACA. The AG said they pay $140 million annually in state and local taxes in NY, citing the Institute of Taxation and Economic Policy. O'Malley said. Trump's announcement on Tuesday to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, created by President Barack Obama in 2012, sparked outrage across the country as protesters took to the streets and officials local officials spoke out against the move.

Wildfires cause concern about air quality for Gophers-Oregon State football game

The Nebraska football team is set to play Oregon Saturday at 3:30 p.m. CDT, but now, Eugene, Oregon is experiencing air quality problems. The latter is scheduled to be played in Eugene, while the former is scheduled for Corvallis. However, both games may be have their original kickoff times delayed because of air quality issues. "The universities playing the games make the ultimate decision and that will be made sometime Saturday morning", the statement said.

Maharashtra minister's daughter says no to scholarship after row

Social Justice and Special Assistance Department of the state government every year announces foreign education scholarship for SC students. Badole added that income criteria for grant of the scholarship did not apply to those students who had secured admission in top 100 universities across the world.

France to stop oil and gas exploration by 2040

The bill is to be formally presented in a Cabinet meeting later Wednesday. That includes the Guyane Maritime license off French Guiana , in which Total SA has a stake, according to an adviser to Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot , who briefed reporters in Paris.

Bike-borne gunmen shoot journalist in Bihar's Arwal, one arrested

The incident was reported under Bansi police station area of Bihar's Arwal district on Thursday afternoon. SP Arwal , Dilip Kumar while briefing on the incident said, "one of the accused, who shot the journalist, has been arrested by the police".

Merkel call to stop Turkey's European Union bid draws mixed response

Mogherini's comments came shortly after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on September 3 during a TV debate with her Social Democrat election challenger Martin Schulz that she would seek an end to accession talks with Ankara . "It's very hard today for Turkey to get into the European Union, but we can not close the chapter", Tajani told POLITICO during an interview in his office.

TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (TPH) Stake Lifted by Rhumbline Advisers

Omega Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in TRI Pointe Group in the first quarter valued at approximately $45,834,000. Price/Earnings to growth ratio for the company is 1.14 and the stock shows its Price/Sales (ttm) of 0.82 and Price/Book for the most recent quarter of 1.07.

Julius Malema surprises his critics by graduating from Unisa

I was still waiting for him and this happened. "I knew he loved the ground and he loves working with ordinary people on the ground". "I would have saved his life, I had a duty to save his life". "When I heard that he [President Jacob Zuma] called the soldiers to Parliament, I had to abandon that exam and go and lead from the front, because I was not going to allow a situation where EFF members were going to confront the soldiers and I would be absent", said Malema.

Srinagar Grenade blast: Injured civilian succumbs

At around 6 pm today afternoon unidentified persons hurled a grenade on a CRPF party near Jehangir Chowk. He said the grenade blast left Assistant Sub-Inspector Rajinder Singh injured, as per PTI. The site of the blast is close to the Secretariat which houses the offices of the Chief Minister, her cabinet colleagues and all top bureaucrats. Earlier on Wednesday, some miscreants hurled a grenade on a Police station in Shopian.

Tropical Storm Harvey lashing Louisiana exactly 12 years after Katrina

The Texas city of Beaumont, home to nearly 120,000 people near the Louisiana state line, was trying to bring in enough bottled water for people who stayed behind after a water pumping station was overwhelmed by the swollen Neches River. Her fiancé, a disabled man, had to be rescued from their house as waters rose to chest level and joined her. "I don't have no way of getting around", Chatham said.

Mississippi ACT scores up in 2nd year of statewide testing

But score reports released Wednesday by the Iowa City-based ACT reveal disparities among racial groups in both states and nationally on the test. The number of Oklahoma students taking the ACT increased from 28,988 in 2016 to 42,405 this year as a result of the state Education Department funding the test for all juniors statewide.

AIADMK crisis: A Dinakaran supporter defects to Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami's camp

We told the Governor that Chief Minister Palaniswami does not command the support of majority of the legislators. The Dhinakaran camp, which claims the support of at least 22 MLAs, saw one legislator defect to EPS's faction. "So, you know what would have happened". "Wait and see, our sleeper cell MLAs will rise at an appropriate time". Just as leaders in the Dhinakaran faction continue with their assertion that they had "sleeper cells" in the faction headed by Edappadi K Palaniswami and ...

12 rescued, alert sounded across Assam — Blue Whale Challenge

The PIL highlights the letter dated August 11 issued by the Union Ministry of Information and Technology, directing the competent authorities to immediately remove the links of the unsafe Blue Whale game. Daukiya told IANS . The girl said, "If I don't complete my task, my mother will die", after being rescued by Policemen. The game is basically a 50-day game, comprising of different challenges.

9 dead, 20 injured as roof collapses in Coimbatore bus stand

There are more than 100 police personnel, three fire and rescue teams and 13 ambulances at work at the scene of the collapse. More than a dozen people are believed to be trapped under the debris. "The length of the shade will be around 100 feet". He said there was no supporting column for the 15 feet shade. And seven were injured as per the records in the government hospital.

Putin Suggests Tillerson Fell Into 'Bad Company' in Washington

Tillerson". The Russian leader awarded Tillerson, then the CEO of Exxon Mobil, the Order of Friendship in 2013 for his "significant contribution to strengthening cooperation in the energy sector". That year the company signed an agreement with Russia's Rosneft to explore for oil and gas in the Russian Arctic. But under Tillerson, the state department ordered the closure of a Russian consulate in San Francisco and annexes in NY and Washington, D.C.

Philippine troops rescue 2 Indonesian hostages on Sulu island

Abu Sayyaf is one of the smallest and most violent jihadist groups operating in the southern Philippines, and they are notorious for kidnappings, bombings as well as attacking civilians and the army. Sobejana said the clash erupted when the troops chanced upon 20 Abu Sayyaf bandits led by Idang Susukan. One Vietnamese sailor was rescued last month after nine months in captivity.

Donald Trump likes it when Ivanka calls him 'daddy'

As we all remember, Trump raised eyebrows in March when he appointed Ivanka a key role in his administration, giving her a job that most politicians would only dream about, along with a West Wing office and classified information clearance.

SSC CPO Paper-I Result 2017 released on ssc

The candidates who are appearing in the Multi Tasking (non-technical) staff (MTS) re-examination 2016 (Paper-I) can go to the website of SSC to download SSC MTS admit card 2017 . Click on the Result tab. SSC is declaring a number of results this month, with SSC CPO Result 2017 out, the next will be the SSC CPO Paper-II 2016.

Mattis, South Korean Counterpart Confer on North Korean Nuke Test

After every test, the USA incrementally strengthens sanctions against North Korea but the only effect that has had is to strengthen Kim Jong-un's determination to flex his muscles. In the second phase, North Korea stepped up its provocations, attacking a remote island belonging to its southern neighbor. South Korea's weather agency said the artificial quake caused by the explosion was five times to six times stronger than tremors generated by the North's previous five tests.

Pyongyang promises to send new "gift packages" in the United States

She pushed for the "strongest possible measures" against Pyongyang following its sixth and most powerful nuclear test. Speaking moments after a BRICS summit in Xiamen, China, Putin also criticised USA diplomacy in the crisis and renewed his call for talks, saying North Korea would not halt its missile testing programme until it felt secure.

Malaysia's c.bank holds key rate as growth is solid

Malaysia's strong export numbers, a rebound in commodity prices, a dim outlook for USA interest rate hike, healthy global reserves coupled with Bank Negara Malaysia's decision to maintain the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) at 3.00%, bolstered sentiment for the ringgit.

North Korea crisis can be solved with 'common sense', says President Putin

Donald Trump has said that the the United States will not tolerate the actions of North Korea , but said military action ws not his "first choice" after a call with President Xi Jingping of China. The United States sold arms worth almost $5 billion to South Korea between 2010 and 2016, according to an analysis by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

IRCTC hotel scam: CBI summons Lalu Yadav, son Tejashwi next week

The CBI has summoned former railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and his son Tejashwi Yadav for questioning in connection with alleged corruption in awarding the maintenance contract for two IRCTC hotels to a private firm, agency officials said.

NZ Labour's Ardern continues poll surge

Labour could also just do it without New Zealand First, but with the Greens and the Maori Party. Labour's popular leader, Jacinda Ardern, was also up 1 point in preferred Prime Minister rankings - garnering 35% support. The poll, released on Thursday, shows National is continuing to drop. Translated to seats in the House, Labour would have 53 seats, National 48, New Zealand First 11, Green Party 6, Maori Party 2, and Act 1 (assuming that Act and Maori retain an electorate seat).

ROCORI HS students protest ban on flags in school parking lot

By the time school let out on Wednesday, student leaders and school administrators reached a compromise and the ban on flying flags or banners was removed from the student handbook. "Either all flags can be displayed and flown or none of the flags can be accepted", officials said in a statement explaining the ban. Superintendent Scott Staska said the protest was very respectful, well-organized and positive.

Russian Federation may force USA to cut diplomatic staff more, Putin says

Russia's Foreign Ministry says US security forces plan to search the building after it is vacated. Putin also dropped this nugget: "It is hard to conduct a dialogue with people who confuse Austria with Australia, but there is nothing we can do about this".

Trump Allegedly 'Crushed' By Departure Of Long-Time Bodyguard

According to the news, Schiller, a former bodyguard, is leaving the administration to go back to his private security business, which can provide far greater income than that he is receiving from the government presently. But since March, he has told friends that he dislikes being in the White House. In terms of aides, Schiller is among the only people Trump fully trusts outsides of his family.

Shailene Woodley's Standing Rock Arrest Gave Her PTSD

While Woodley's experience is undoubtedly jarring, it's important to remember that she wasn't the only person arrested for protesting the Dakota Access pipeline . Since her time in jail, Woodley admits she's struggled with psychological repercussions, including trauma and depression. We must wake up every morning and ask ourselves, 'How can I do more? "The only way to address climate change and these radical, detrimental policies is for us, as citizens, to shift our lifestyles", she argues.

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