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NKorea tests short-range missiles as SKorea, US conduct drills

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South Korea's No. 2 diplomat is set to leave for Washington this weekend for talks with senior U.S. officials to discuss North Korea and other bilateral issues, an official said Saturday. North Korea has accelerated its missile testing programme. The United States and South Korea are technically still at war with the North because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty. Read More »

USA says North Korea missiles failed in flight, exploded on launch

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Though North Korea says it now has the ability to send missiles to the United States mainland, U.S. defense officials said these short-range missiles did not pose a threat to North America or Guam. The assessment came after North Korea fired what's seen as three short-range ballistic missiles on Saturday, the first provocative act in a month after its tests of two intercontinental ballistic missiles last month. Read More »

Houston mayor establishes Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

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The National Weather Service has deemed the flooding in the area "life-threatening", and residents have been warned not to leave their homes. "Stay home, stay at work, shelter in place". If you have a true emergency, stay on 911 until you are connected. Gov. Abbott said at a press conference that there was good communication between state and local officials. Read More »

How to Help after Harvey

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Harvey made landfall along the Gulf Coast on Friday night as a Category 4 storm near Corpus Christi, and moved northeast along the Texas coast over Houston. In addition to giving money to the Red Cross's Harvey fund , Twitter user Celeste P. compiled a list of organizations you can donate to to help those affected by the storm. Read More »

Red Cross of East Texas prepared to head to disaster areas

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The Red Cross now has 24 shelters in place in Texas and Louisiana, and 40 more are on standby. With more rains and high winds expected for the Houston area it is apparent these volunteers are needed more than ever. Help people affected by disasters like floods, wildfires and countless other crises by making a donation to support Red Cross Disaster Relief. Trailers full of shelter supplies, including cots and blankets to support thousands of people, are in Texas. Read More »

North Korea Missile Launch Fails

Two of the missiles failed in flight, while the third blew up nearly immediately after launch. "The U.S. Pacific Command determined the three ballistic missile launches from North Korea did not pose a threat to Guam ", he said . Yoshihide Suga, the Japanese government's top spokesman, told reporters in Tokyo Saturday morning: "We confirmed that no ballistic missiles have fallen onto our country's territory or EEZ (exclusive economic zone)". Read More »

Trump threatens again to tear up NAFTA

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He wrote, "With Mexico being one of the highest crime Nations in the world, we must have THE WALL". The president did not elaborate on how Mexico would cover the cost. He said he did not vote for him and is a frequent critic. He wouldn't speculate on whether the president would veto a measure without it. "As we work with the Mexicans in other policies and trade policies and such, we'll determine ways for us to make that right", he said. Read More »

U.S. revises assessment of N. Korea launch

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North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un visits the Chemical Material Institute of Academy of Defense Science at an undisclosed location. Prior to Saturday, the most recent launch by North Korea was on July 28, when it test-fired a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile, the second that month. Read More »

Counting in Panaji, Valpoi begins

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The by-poll was held on August 23 which saw a meagre turnout of 45 per cent. In Nandyal assembly constituency TDP has maintained a massive lead leaving Jagan Mohan Reddy's YSR Congress shocked. Rane polled 16167 votes as against his nearest rival Roy Naik of Congress who polled 6101 votes. In the 40-member Goa assembly, a negative outcome in Panaji could seriously affect the stability of the BJP-led government and the Congress could make a bid to form the government. Read More »

US Navy Recovers Remains Of All Sailors Missing After USS Mccain Collision

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The Navy called off the search for the service members on Thursday. Divers earlier recovered the remains of 22-year-old Electronics Technician 3rd Class Kenneth Aaron Smith from Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The incident is under investigation. It was the second deadly collision involving a Navy destroyer and a merchant vessel in a little more than two months. Read More »

Coast Guard responds to assist crewmembers aboard vessels in Lydia Ann Channel

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The Coast Guard rescued a missing North Port diver, Patrick L. Morgan, 47, 10 miles west of Blackburn Bay today. Harvey was a fierce Category 4 hurricane when it struck land Friday night. The video is part of a larger effort to recruit 5,000 more Coast Guard officers, spokesman Levi Read said. The drillship Paragon DPDS I at Port Aransas, Texas, after Hurricane Harvey. Read More »

Houston TV station flooded, evacuated in midst of Harvey

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KHOU's Len Cannon was live on air when a puddle of water started crawling toward the anchor desk during extended coverage Sunday morning. KHOU was also forced to evacuate the building during Tropical Storm Allison in 2001. Crews are reporting from the Federal Reserve Building as well as locations all across Houston and Harris County. They maneuvered to the driver's passenger side - halfway underwater at that point - and pulled the driver out the window and onto the boat. Read More »

Bears WR suffers knee injury

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As he went down, linebacker Wesley Woodyard came in to finish off the tackle, contorting Meredith's leg in a grisly manner. He was fitted with an air cast, typical for broken bones. Injury after injury happened throughout this game with the Bears losing multiple key players. Meredith's devastating injury leaves the Bears with veterans Kendall Wright , Markus Wheaton and Victor Cruz vying for a starting job alongside the former Mountaineer White. Read More »

Answering the call: Local volunteers respond to Hurricane Harvey devastation

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So far, eight Salvation Army units in Florida have been sent out to assist people in Hurricane Harvey's destructive path. If you want to donate , here are a few places to get started. Donations can be made online through www.helpsalvationarmy.org or by phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Fire department crews throughout the Lowcountry are preparing to head to Texas to help those in need, according to WSAV. Read More »

14 arrested as Berkeley protests lead to chaos, violence

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A planned Patriot Prayer gathering at San Francisco's Crissy Field and a "No to Marxism" rally in Berkeley were canceled by their organizers late Friday afternoon, but the Jewish community's determination to come together in the face of divisive and hate-based ideologies also swelled attendance at many Shabbat services in the evening, J. Read More »

Blame? Trump Wants Credit for a Shutdown

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The mechanism for Mr Trump to follow through on his threat is already there: the USA has once again hit its "debt ceiling" and has been resorting to what's known by Washington insiders - and increasingly now by the outsiders that Mr Trump has been bringing in - as "extraordinary measures". Read More »

Japan tops Texas for Little League world crown

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However, Lufkin had already lost to its opponents from Greenville, North Carolina , and the Southeast regional champions had a 5-0 lead after three innings. Japan comes from the global side of the bracket, having gone 4-0 in pool play. "After the first home run off this opposing pitcher, the momentum changed", Japan manager Junnji Hidaka said through an interpreter. Read More »

Percent of Voters Think Trump Is Dividing the Country, Poll Shows

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According to the Quinnipiac poll , a majority of Americans agree with him: 55 percent of voters said they disapprove of the way in which news media report on Trump , compared to 40 percent who approve. On Aug. 15, Trump ignited controversy when he asserted during a White House press conference that the counter protesters in Charlottesville shared equal blame with the white nationalists. Read More »

North Korea flaunts plans for new ballistic missiles

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The Stalinist autocracy has conducted two nuclear tests and dozens of missile tests since the beginning of a year ago, defying world powers and raising fears of a devastating conflict breaking out in East Asia. The launches occurred near Kittaeryong in eastern North Korea , with the first fired at 6:49 a.m. local time. In recent weeks the North has threatened to fire a salvo of missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam, but has since backed away from the plan and tensions have eased. Read More »

Tensions with United States revive as North Korea fires three ballistic missiles

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North Korea fired several short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast early on Saturday from its eastern Kangwon province, South Korea's military said . The Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercises , which mainly involve computer simulations rather than battlefield maneuvers or fly-overs with bombers, are now taking place in South Korea. Read More »

At least 10 arrested as clashes break out during Berkeley protests

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One reporter tweeted that he had been pepper sprayed in one scuffle. Organizer Amber Cummings said in a lengthy statement issued via Facebook that she had 'grave concerns for the safety of the people attending my event'. Gibson said the rhetoric prompted the decision to replace the rally at Crissy Field with the news conference at Alamo Park. Many saw the weekend, ultimately, as a win. Read More »

North Korea fires 3 short-range missiles; United States says tests fail

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The United States, Japan and South Korea have been on heightened alert against possible provocative acts by the North as Friday marked the anniversary of its "Songun" (military-first) policy. territory of Guam, which the North had previously warned it would fire missiles toward. "Although the launches were no threat to Guam, it reminds us that we can not be complacent", Charfauros said. Read More »

Rallies at Google Offices May Be Canceled Due to Possible Violence

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Rallies were slated to happen Saturday in at least nine major US cities to protest Google's firing of James Damore , an engineer who wrote a controversial memo on the company's diversity policies. Recently, Posobiec identified himself as a member of the "new right" in an attempt to distance himself from the white supremacy-tainted "alt-right", though he is often accused of sharing their views. Read More »

'Restraint' Appears To Be Over As North Korea Launches Missile Test Again

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Pyongyang later said it had a plan to fire missiles at the USA territory of Guam , while President Donald Trump said any threats would be met with " fire and fury ". "South Korean relationship - and I think it's very important that the disruption stop". In this undated photo distributed Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, by the North Korean government, leader Kim Jong Un , center, visits the Chemical Material Institute of Academy of Defense Science at an undisclosed location in North Korea . Read More »

Storms likely for the rest of the day in Topeka

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High: 88. Wind: NE 10 miles per hour. Southeast wind 3 to 8 miles per hour. Partly sunny - high near 82. Tonight will be partly cloudy and mild with temperatures in the low 60s. Rain will continue to fall through 10:00 a.m., slowing as the storms move into northeast and east central Kansas. As we start our next work week, this low pressure should begin to slowly push northward, but may bring in a few rain showers Monday afternoon. Read More »

N will win NA-120 by-poll, claims Maryam Nawaz

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Nawaz Sharif, in the new petition, stated that though FZE company was not mentioned in petitions filed against him yet he was disqualified over not withdrawing salary from the company. As the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) inches closer to filing references against the Sharif family, the deposed premier, his children, son-in-law, and a close aide have chose to seek "protective bails" to evade possible arrest, sources in the ruling PML-N have told Daily Express . Read More »

Three-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead As Siblings Looked On Inside Sydney Home

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Emergency services were responding to a report of a domestic. This was filmed shortly after police and paramedics arrived at the scene. It's believed she was home at the time, as was the girl's father and three other young children. Detectives from the Quakers Hill Local Area Command are at the home and are speaking with the girl's family. "She was just rambling, she was hysterical". Read More »