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Houston police officer reportedly drowns in Harvey floodwaters

Investigators determined Perez tried for two and a half hours to find a way, before calling a supervisor and saying he'd report to his secondary duty station, the chief said. A dive team, with the help of volunteer rescuers, recovered the officer's body from an underpass 5m deep that was flooded with water. The body of a 34-year veteran of the Houston Police Department was found drowned by t... [Full Article...]

Trump hints at NAFTA withdrawal, says Mexico will pay for wall

Trump hints at NAFTA withdrawal, says Mexico will pay for wall Mexico's negotiating position will continue to be "serious and constructive" and the country's negotiators will not hash out differences "via social media or the press", the foreign ministry's statement said . Ignoring Trump's threats, Gutierrez said in a statement that "As we have done in the past, Mexico stands with Texas in this hard moment". Republicans firmly control the House of Repr... [Full Article...]

Residents south of Houston urged to 'GET OUT NOW!!' after levee breach

Residents south of Houston urged to 'GET OUT NOW!!' after levee breach The Brazoria County Office of Emergency Management said the levee near a resort at Colombia Lakes had failed as southern Texas continues to weather the impact from Storm Harvey. Unconfirmed reports of others missing or presumed dead are growing. Ahead of Tropical Storm Harvey's third landfall , authorities in Brazoria County just south of Houston issued a frightening warning regarding unsafe ... [Full Article...]

Merkel reaffirms European Union pledge for Turkey

Merkel reaffirms European Union pledge for Turkey Merkel, seeing a fourth term, has had to contend with loud and sustained heckling from demonstrators strongly opposed to her refugee policies so far on the campaign trail. Alternative for Germany ( AfD ), the only party challenging Merkel's disastrous European Union and Migrant Policies, is pegged below 10-percent in most opinion polls. [Full Article...]

Pet shelters, welfare groups step up to meet Harvey's threat

Pet shelters, welfare groups step up to meet Harvey's threat After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina , which left 250,000 animals killed or without a home, the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act of 2006 was introduced to ensure the protection of animals in natural disasters, but its effectiveness is yet to be seen. [Full Article...]

New Illinois Law Could Automatically Register 1 Million Voters

New Illinois Law Could Automatically Register 1 Million Voters The vote came after an earlier attempt to pass the same bill failed as did an effort to override the Governor's veto of Senate Bill One. The first-term Republican has objected to another proposal the Democratic-majority Legislature approved that's aimed at reducing disparities in per-student funding that exist between wealthy and poor districts. [Full Article...]

Israel declares Hebron an official Jewish settlement

Israel declares Hebron an official Jewish settlement Netanyahu accused Iran of building the production sites two weeks after an Israeli television report showed satellite images it said were of a facility Tehran was constructing in northwest Syria to manufacture long-range rockets. Israel law says the prime minister can only be removed by parliament, though the Supreme Court has since ruled that government ministers and mayors had to resign if... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump reveals who will pay for THE WALL

Donald Trump reveals who will pay for THE WALL Trump wrote: "With Mexico being one of the highest crime Nations in the world, we must have THE WALL". Specifically, the president suggested that he might veto any spending bill that failed to include funds for his monument to American xenophobia, thereby allowing the government to shut down (and, nearly certainly, his approval rating and that of his party to fall). [Full Article...]

USA says N.Korea missiles failed in flight, exploded on launch

The "accidental" reveal of the two as-yet-untested missiles was in photographs of a factory inspection by leader Kim Jong-un. While qualified, he added: "Maybe, probably not, something positive will come out of it". Tens of thousands of South Korean and U.S. troops are taking part in joint military drills , a largely computer-simulated exercise that runs for two weeks. [Full Article...]

Civilians Join Venezuela War Games After US Invasion Threat

Civilians Join Venezuela War Games After US Invasion Threat After President Donald Trump restricted the ability of the cash-strapped Venezuelan government to access USA debt markets to get funding, there were passionate reactions Friday in Caracas , Havana and Miami. Maduro says the violence and the economic crisis are a US-backed conspiracy. Maduro said Trumps want Venezuela to default, but that it won't happen. [Full Article...]

California anti-racism rally turns violent after attack on Trump supporters

California anti-racism rally turns violent after attack on Trump supporters Campus police made a decision to block off the area and limit access, something UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof said is about protecting people. He said "the potential use of force became very problematic" because thousands of mostly peaceful left-wing protesters were already inside the park. [Full Article...]

North Korea fires 'short-range projectiles,' South Korea says

North Korea fires 'short-range projectiles,' South Korea says The launches are believed to be North Korea's first test since the Fourth of July when it fired its first intercontinental ballistic test into the sea near Japan. North Korea had walked back from the threat to lob missiles toward Guam, but there had been concerns that hostility will flare up again during the Ulchi-Freedom Guardian drills between the allies that run through August 31. [Full Article...]

Trump issues emergency declaration for Harvey in Louisiana

Trump issues emergency declaration for Harvey in Louisiana Edwards. The NWS placed Calcasieu and Cameron parishes under a tornado watch until 2 a.m. Monday. National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch until 7 p.m. In Texas, at least two people are dead and more than a dozen injured due to the storm that has battered the region, including the cities of Corpus Christi and Houston. [Full Article...]

Korea fires three missiles; U.S. says tests fail

Benham says the military continues with a more detailed assessment. US Pacific Command, in its initial assessment of the launch on Saturday, said North Korea's first and third missiles failed in flight. Also on Tuesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson praised Pyongyang for demonstrating "some level of restraint", noting that there had been "no missile launches or provocative acts on the p... [Full Article...]

Everything You Need to Know About Fitbit's New Ionic Smart Watch

Everything You Need to Know About Fitbit's New Ionic Smart Watch Tying together the entire experience together is Fitbit OS , the company's new smartwatch operating system, which the company says will launch with all smartwatch products it ships in the future. On Fitbit Pay, you will be able to add your Visa, Mastercard , or AMEX debit/credit card and pay at the stores that accept Android and Samsung Pay. [Full Article...]

Police 'speechless' after killer nurse suspected of murdering at least 84 patients

Police 'speechless' after killer nurse suspected of murdering at least 84 patients Niels Hoegel, 40, reportedly killed at least 86 hospital patients by intentionally giving them an overdose of heart medicine. Oldenburg police chief Johann Kuehme said Monday authorities have now unearthed evidence of 84 killings . He did so with at least 90 victims. His confession led the police to launch Kardio- a special forensic investigation to determine the cause of death of the patient... [Full Article...]

Trump's Transgender Military Ban: 5 Things You Need to Know

Trump's Transgender Military Ban: 5 Things You Need to Know The lawsuit argues the service ban violates the constitutional guarantees of equal protection and substantive due process. Trump has also directed his cabinet to decide how to handle transgender people already serving in the military, saying that until that is done "no action may be taken against such individuals under the policy". [Full Article...]

DPRK launches several missiles simultaneously

DPRK launches several missiles simultaneously None of the missiles, which were launched near Kittaeryong, had posed a threat to either North America or the US Pacific territory of Guam, the spokesman said. However, some experts say North Korea is now mainly focused on the bigger picture of testing its bargaining power against the United States with its new long-range missiles and likely has no interest in letting things get too tense during t... [Full Article...]

United States seeks China's help to 'open dialogue' with North Korea

Two of the missiles flew about 150 miles while the other one appears to have blown up nearly instantly. They are the first known missile firings since July, when the North successfully flight tested a pair of intercontinental ballistic missiles that analysts say could reach deep into the US mainland when perfected. [Full Article...]

Mercury Soars Across San Diego County, Dangerous Heat Wave Expected to Intensify

Mercury Soars Across San Diego County, Dangerous Heat Wave Expected to Intensify The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning until 9 p.m. Tuesday, and local schools are already canceling athletic events. The Antelope Valley and other inland valleys are expected to face the worst heat this week, with triple-digit temperatures. [Full Article...]


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