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Meet Uber's New CEO: Current Head of Expedia

Meet Uber's New CEO: Current Head of Expedia Uber has picked Expedia chief Dara Khosrowshahi as its new CEO. Khosrowshahi isn't as popular as some others who have achieved star power and are big names in Silicon Valley, but is believed to be a flawless fit. Recode's Kara Swisher is reporting that Khosrowshahi told Uber employees at an all-hands meeting that Okerstrom - who would normally be in the running to succeed Khosrowshahi at E... [Full Article...]

European Union chief believes Turkey wants bloc to halt membership talks

European Union chief believes Turkey wants bloc to halt membership talks He claims official papers setting out the UK Government's positions were not satisfactory and it was " crystal clear " there is a lot of work to be done before talks on a future trade deal could begin. The UK's Davis insists the country wants a mutually beneficial trade deal, but there are points on the European Union agenda that London will never accept - despite calls from the Labour Party to re... [Full Article...]

Pastor Joel Osteen's Bashed Over Flooded Church Controversy Amid Harvey Terror

Pastor Joel Osteen's Bashed Over Flooded Church Controversy Amid Harvey Terror Osteen - who shot to fame and fortune as the popular televangelist at Lakewood following his father's death in 1999 - and his wife, Victoria, had lost power but were safe. However, some came to the pastor's defense, sharing Twitter photos that appeared to show the church's flooded basement. "Shame on Joel Osteen ", one person tweeted . [Full Article...]

Rain-Swollen Addicks Dam in Houston overflows for first time

Rain-Swollen Addicks Dam in Houston overflows for first time After getting trapped in high water, the officer tried to get out but was unable to. Meanwhile, officials in Brazoria County, south of Houston , said a levee at Columbia Lakes had been breached, tweeting "Get out now!" A pair of 70-year-old reservoir dams that protect downtown Houston and a levee in a suburban subdivision began overflowing Tuesday, adding to the rising floodwaters from Harve... [Full Article...]

Christie: Time Has Proven Texas Lawmakers to Be 'Hypocrites'

What goes around Capitol Hill comes around Capitol Hill. Given the lessons from Sandy, Christie called on New Jersey's federal lawmakers to resist any impulse to hold up aid to Texas . Cruz, a Tea Party hero and defender of fiscal austerity, insisted he opposed the Sandy bill because it contained excessive "pork" - targeted government spending that benefits a lawmaker's constituents - unrel... [Full Article...]

British Girl Forced to Live with Muslim Family

British Girl Forced to Live with Muslim Family Confidential local authority reports said the child was extremely distressed. More recently, she told her mother that "Christmas and Easter are stupid" and that "European women are stupid and alcoholic". "She's already suffered the huge trauma of being forcibly separated from her family", the family friend continued. She was born in this country, speaks English as her first language, loves footbal... [Full Article...]

Autopsy Planned On Missing Fargo Mother

Autopsy Planned On Missing Fargo Mother Last week, the police chief told the Forum that police were investigating a host of possible explanations for the disappearance-"including Savanna being held against her will and/or her unborn child being induced or removed and possibly being alive". [Full Article...]

Arpaio pardon challenges rule of law

Arpaio pardon challenges rule of law During the interview, Sean Hannity brought up one prominent fact: Arpaio worked to secure the border when the Obama administration was actively failing to uphold federal immigration laws. "And that's only fair because otherwise we would have had the right to appeal and we would've argued that the sheriff deserved a trial by jury", Wilenchik said. [Full Article...]

Houston police officer reportedly drowns in Harvey floodwaters

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

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...]

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...]


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