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Texas National Guard, Coast Guard aid rescue efforts in Houston

Texas National Guard, Coast Guard aid rescue efforts in Houston The men and women of the National Guard will work closely with FEMA, federal troops and an armada of volunteer police officers, firefighters and public citizens helping their neighbors. There are also six helicopters from Utah, the Nebraska and North Carolina Army National Guards. Reserve Marines from various units in Texas are supporting FEMA, state and local response efforts, according to a st... [Full Article...]

US Boots on the Ground in Afghanistan at 11000

US Boots on the Ground in Afghanistan at 11000 The new count is important: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is now working out the number of additional forces the Trump administration will send to Afghanistan. And there are at least 1,500 USA troops in Syria - three times the 503 that the Pentagon will acknowledge. Lt. Gen. Frank McKenzie, director of the Joint Staff, said providing more truthful numbers "is an attempt to actually clarify a very... [Full Article...]

On Katrina anniversary, New Orleans braces for Harvey

On Katrina anniversary, New Orleans braces for Harvey Beard lived in Kenner, Louisiana, just outside New Orleans, when Katrina hit. The catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey is not limited to Texas, it's also affecting parts of Louisiana where preparations are underway to evacuate some areas. [Full Article...]

Swine flu kills 6 more in state, toll 349

Swine flu kills 6 more in state, toll 349 A 6-year-old child of Sagar district admitted in city's private hospital died during treatment of swine flu. With five more deaths reported in the past 24 hours, the number of deaths due to swine flu in Gujarat since January has risen to 343 . [Full Article...]

White House Tamps Down Tillerson, Cohn Criticisms

White House Tamps Down Tillerson, Cohn Criticisms Cohn, who stood next to the president in Manhattan's Trump Tower when he blamed both sides after Charlottesville, said the president and the administration had to do a better job condemning white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups. Nobody wants to say that. And here we had sitting members of an administration, top key members of an administration both letting friends know, giving interviews in whic... [Full Article...]

Columbus Day Out, Indigenous Peoples' Day In

Columbus Day Out, Indigenous Peoples' Day In The city will have until 2019 to rename the holiday. The idea of getting rid of Columbus Day drew opposition from many Italian-Americans who view the day as a celebration of their national heritage because of Columbus' Italian lineage. Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger eliminated Columbus Day as a state holiday in 2009 as a cost-cutting measure, KABC reported. It will remain a p... [Full Article...]

Avoid scams when giving to Hurricane Harvey victims

Avoid scams when giving to Hurricane Harvey victims Louis at P.O. Box 952393, St. Louis, MO 63195-2393, and should note " Hurricane Harvey 2017" on the envelope. But Palmer says that's not the case, as charities have to wait for the phone companies to release the money. Think twice about crowdfunding. For security and tax record purposes, contribute by check or credit card or another way that provides documentation of the donation. [Full Article...]

Andra AP fonden Buys 16400 Shares of Vornado Realty Trust (VNO)

Andra AP fonden Buys 16400 Shares of Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) The stock was sold at an average price of $120.00, for a total transaction of $1,105,320.00. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, June 24 by Stifel Nicolaus. Invesco Limited reported 3.10 million shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. It is positive, as 25 investors sold Healthcare Realty Trust Inc shares while 56 reduced holdings. [Full Article...]

Renato Sanches close to joining Swansea on loan from Bayern

Renato Sanches close to joining Swansea on loan from Bayern Clement was a part of Ancelotti's coaching staff in Bavaria before taking the role as Swansea coach. Carlo Ancelotti has brought in James Rodriguez, Corentin Tolisso and Sebastian Rudy to make the competition for midfield places at Bayern even more fierce, while the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool , Manchester United, Juventus , AC Milan and Monaco have all been linked with Sanches. [Full Article...]

US Coast Guard SAR operations in response to Hurricane Harvey

US Coast Guard SAR operations in response to Hurricane Harvey Harvey rainfall amounts a "Landmark Event" Several Texas locales have received two feet or more of rain and forecasts are saying there won't be a reprieve until the end of this week. They will join crews of two MH-65 Dolphin helicopters, who were sent on Friday from the Coast Guard's seasonal Air Facility in Waukegan, Ill. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says emergency personnel have conduct... [Full Article...]

Transgenders can stay in USA military for now: Defence Secretary jim Mattis

Transgenders can stay in USA military for now: Defence Secretary jim Mattis Well, this is certainly an unexpected turn of events. "Our focus must always be on what is best for the military's combat effectiveness leading to victory on the battlefield", Mattis' statement continues. According to the suit , Trump's new order gives Mattis wide discretion in determining how to implement the ban, but he does not have the discretion to allow transgender individuals already i... [Full Article...]

Officer shot near Sacramento Country Club

Officer shot near Sacramento Country Club The officers have been transported to the hospital. Once the officers went to search the room, a "gun battle" ensued after a suspect fired at the two highway patrol officers through the door and walls. A suspect with a high-powered rifle reportedly opened fire on multiple officers from behind a hotel room door. The investigation then led officers to a Sacramento hotel. [Full Article...]

What forecasters are saying about rain headed for New Orleans from Harvey

What forecasters are saying about rain headed for New Orleans from Harvey Houston said it would set up at least two more mega-shelters with the George R. Brown Convention Center holding more than 9,000 people, nearly double the number officials original planned to house there. Rev. Dart says the real challenge is keeping people motivated to help in what will be a sustained effort for the next 10 years. New Orleans , already bogged down by inches of rain from previ... [Full Article...]

US Defense Secretary Pauses Ban on Transgender Troops

US Defense Secretary Pauses Ban on Transgender Troops Military", he has maintained a similar divide. ABC News cautions that "it remains unknown if the North Koreans have the re-entry or target technology necessary for such an attack". More than ever, we need reporters to fact check these stories and not simply repeat false information that is being used to set up an attempted cover for one of the most shocking acts of official discrimination t... [Full Article...]

Rain falls as princes mark Diana's death with memorial garden visit

Rain falls as princes mark Diana's death with memorial garden visit The pair were accompanied on Wednesday afternoon by Prince William's wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, as they toured what had been known as the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in London , to mark two decades on from the death of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales. [Full Article...]

Thousands of Rohingya stranded on Bangladesh border as Myanmar fighting rages

Thousands of Rohingya stranded on Bangladesh border as Myanmar fighting rages The bodies of two Rohingya women and two children washed up on Bangladeshi soil on Wednesday, an official there told AFP, drowned after their rickety boat capsized. The UN refugee agency also condemned the violence in Rakhine. The United Nations Security Council will meet behind closed doors today, at the request of Britain, to discuss the situation in Myanmar. [Full Article...]

South Asia monsoon flooding kills 1200, displaces millions

South Asia monsoon flooding kills 1200, displaces millions About a third of Bangladesh is believed to be underwater and aid groups say thousands of villages have been deprived of food. He promised assistance to the flood-hit areas and urged the insurance companies to conduct their assessment soon so that farmers could be relieved of crop losses. [Full Article...]

North Korea launches trio of missiles amidst US-South Korea military drills

North Korea launches trio of missiles amidst US-South Korea military drills Earlier, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said a ballistic missile may have been fired, without citing a source. The projectiles flew about 155 miles into the Sea of Japan, or East Sea, the Saturday statement said. However, Pacom spokesman Commander David Benham said the North Korean missiles did not pose any threat to North America. It is also believed to be developing a solid-fuel missile ... [Full Article...]

President Trump approves Louisiana emergency declaration

President Trump approves Louisiana emergency declaration Landrieu said because of the "uncertainty of the warnings that we have had with the flash floods, with the potential rain bands and our diminished capacity, the better part of wisdom is for everybody to stay home and to protect life and property". [Full Article...]

Scottish Labour appoint interim leader

Scottish Labour appoint interim leader The Scottish Parliament elections the following year proved her analysis right, with Labour slipping to a humiliating third place behind the Tories. General Secretary of the Scottish Labour Party Brian Roy meanwhile, said: "Over the coming weeks the Scottish Executive Committee of the Labour Party will decide the process and timetable for a leadership election". [Full Article...]


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