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Gasoline falls as refineries shut by Harvey prepare to reopen

Gasoline falls as refineries shut by Harvey prepare to reopen Hurricane Harvey had also shuttered a significant portion of crude output. Gasoline prices in the US have risen to new high amid continuing fears of shortages in Texas and other states after Hurricane Harvey's strike. Gulf Coast energy infrastructure shut due to Harvey. "It's going to become a huge process for folks in [some] areas to fill up their tanks", he said. [Full Article...]

Flooding Spreads in Houston Thanks to the Addicks Reservoir and Buffalo Bayou

Flooding Spreads in Houston Thanks to the Addicks Reservoir and Buffalo Bayou He said he might return on Saturday and could stop in Louisiana where the storm is now dumping rain. Nearby Columbia Lakes in Brazoria County was evacuated with a harrowing message to "GET OUT" as the levees on the lake failed Tuesday. For some, it was about getting out while they could. The western side of Houston has been one of the hardest-hit areas. Because of that, the release from Addi... [Full Article...]

Reservoir Water Release Blamed for Houston Bayou Flooding

Reservoir Water Release Blamed for Houston Bayou Flooding County officials are monitoring six neighborhoods around the reservoirs and encouraged residents in those areas to evacuate before the water levels rise. Many residents were left confused and concerned if their homes would see more flooding. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers also confirmed Tuesday morning that water was spilling from around the dam gates of the Addicks Reservoir, which has been o... [Full Article...]

Is there a gas shortage? What you need to know

Is there a gas shortage? What you need to know Local gas prices jumped around 10 cents a gallon overnight on August 30, in response to the destruction and flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Maine's current price is $2.49 per gallon, which is which is 6 cents higher than yesterday and 12 cents higher than one week ago. [Full Article...]

Islamic State Convoy Stuck in Syria, Hezbollah Claims Damascus Approved Controversial Evacuation

Islamic State Convoy Stuck in Syria, Hezbollah Claims Damascus Approved Controversial Evacuation Part of an agreed exchange went ahead on Thursday as wounded Islamic State fighters were swapped for the bodies of pro-government forces. On Thursday, the convoy was moved to another Syrian government-held area after their passage to Boukamal, the IS-held town on the border with Iraq, was blocked. [Full Article...]

Trump says 'talking not the answer' on North Korea

Trump says 'talking not the answer' on North Korea South Korea's foreign ministry on Thursday confirmed the country's basic stance of the denuclearized Korean Peninsula following local media reports that Defense Minister Song Young-moo mentioned the re-deployment of a tactical nuclear weapon during talks with his USA counterpart. [Full Article...]

U.S. bombers, F-35Bs practice attack capabilities over Korea

U.S. bombers, F-35Bs practice attack capabilities over Korea Japanese Prime Shinzo Abe said he and visiting British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed to urge China, North Korea's lone major ally, to do more to rein in North Korea. Despite tougher sanctions, observers said North Korea's economy has grown stronger under Mr Kim Jong Un . In Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying rebuffed May's remarks , saying that unlike its crit... [Full Article...]

Can South Africa De-Escalate the Korean Peninsula Crisis?

In an article on the country's state media outlet KCNA, a spokesperson for North Korea's Central Court said that the book insulted the dignity of the Asian country. One reporter and one executive from each newspaper stands accused by the North, whose state media quotes the court as saying, "The execution will be carried out at any moment at any place". [Full Article...]

Lavrov Expresses Concern Over 'Escalation Of Tensions' With US

Lavrov Expresses Concern Over 'Escalation Of Tensions' With US Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday that Moscow needs to analyze the latest US move before responding. "It was started by the Obama administration to undermine US-Russia relations and to not allow (President Donald) Trump to advance constructive ideas or fulfil his pre-election pledges". [Full Article...]

Trump's Lawyers Told Mueller the President Didn't Commit Obstruction of Justice

The letter is Trump's worst nightmare come to life because it goes to the real motive for Comey's firing. The letter was never sent after White House Counsel Donald McGahn raised objections to some of its contents, according to the article. [Full Article...]

1-year-old child and mom taken, last seen near Pueblo

1-year-old child and mom taken, last seen near Pueblo Venzor-Gonzalez ran off, according to Pueblo Police, and has not yet been located. A hunt is still underway in the Denver metro area to locate Venzor-Gonzalez and police are still taking tips on his location or potential sighting. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, the Adams County Sheriff's Office tweeted at 4:14 p.m. Venzor-Gonzalez allegedly abducted Samantha Adams and their 1½-year-old son Zahi... [Full Article...]

Trump expects to request initial Harvey funding from Congress soon

Trump expects to request initial Harvey funding from Congress soon No specific dollar figures or timing was discussed, according to a House GOP aide who was not authorized to be quoted by name discussing details of the private conversation and spoke on condition of anonymity. Bossert was not ready to offer up a number on how much federal aid would be requested by the White House, only saying that a request for an initial infusion of resources would go to Capitol ... [Full Article...]

Sotomayor Watches Yankees' Game from 'Judge's Chambers'

Sotomayor Watches Yankees' Game from 'Judge's Chambers' He went 0-for-2 with two walks in the Yankees' 6-2 win. Justice Sotomayor visits "Judge's Chambers"... "I'm just a player", he said. The section is named for All-Star slugger Aaron Judge , who leads the American League with 37 home runs . [Full Article...]

Rain, rain every day

Rain, rain every day The Storm Prediction Center has much of Alabama in a "marginal" severe weather risk on Thursday , and most likely one will be required for Friday as well. The rain will not be nonstop on Saturday, but there will be damp periods when some neighborhoods could pick up rain for a few hours. Highs will warm into the mid to upper 70s. [Full Article...]

GOP Voters OK With Trump Criticism of Republican Senate

GOP Voters OK With Trump Criticism of Republican Senate He's most defined among those who backed Hillary Clinton as "bully" (83 percent describes well), "unstable" (78 percent), and " says what he thinks" (70 percent). Among those who approve of Trump's job performance (36% of the public), more than half (54%) volunteer something about his personality or general approach as what they like most; mentions of Trump's policies or agenda are a distant ... [Full Article...]

New Mayor Of Hell, USA Immediately Impeached After Banning Heterosexuals

New Mayor Of Hell, USA Immediately Impeached After Banning Heterosexuals He paid £100 to become mayor for the day (something anyone visiting Hell can do) in a town to make a political statement against Donald Trump's Muslim ban in the US. Those not taking part in the non-mandatory program would be required to wear a "scarlet H and meet in the town center at 5:30 a.m. wearing cargo shorts every morning to be publicly straight-shamed". [Full Article...]

Palace welcomes Australia's help in training AFP troops

Palace welcomes Australia's help in training AFP troops The leaders of the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia may meet to discuss global terrorism, President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday, as Filipino troops plan their final assault against Islamic State-styled militants in Marawi City. In announcing the tactical change, Duterte noted that the military had requested the ability to bomb mosque and other sensitive sites in the past, including locat... [Full Article...]

Census shows 73% of Donegal commuters travel to work by vehicle

Census shows 73% of Donegal commuters travel to work by vehicle But there has been a significant increase in cycling with 56,837 taking their bicycles to work , in April 2016 - an increase of 43% since 2011. People living in Meath, Wicklow and Kildare, many of whom work in Dublin, have the longest average journey times. [Full Article...]

Obamacare Outreach Funding To Be Slashed

Obamacare Outreach Funding To Be Slashed The agency also noted that outreach will be conducted through digital media, email and text messages, and will be "targeted based on specific demographic and geographic data". Federal officials said the government is cutting back because it spent too much on advertising and navigators in previous years without seeing significant results. [Full Article...]

'No country talks about war crimes' boasts Sri Lankan president

'No country talks about war crimes' boasts Sri Lankan president India's foreign minister, Sushma Swaraj is in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo , where she addressed the inaugural session of the second Indian Ocean conference. "Only the Sri Lanka Armed Forces have the responsibility for military activities in our ports and airports". We already have Free Trade Agreements with India and Pakistan. [Full Article...]


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