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Scared residents share their stories of Houston flooding

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Houston police Chief Art Acevedo says authorities have rescued 2,000 people from flooding in the city. Areas of Houston, the fourth-largest city in the US with a population of about 7 million residents, were seeing rising waters reach the second floor of buildings, in some cases. Read More »

Why didn't Houston evacuate before Harvey hit?

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When you combine Houston and Harris County, you literally can not put 6.5million people on the road. He said: "If you think the situation right now is bad, you give an order to evacuate, you are creating a nightmare". "This has not been flawless, and we may have lost people along the way, which is disgusting", Bernstein said. Thousands of Houston residents were sent scrambling to stay above rising floodwaters Sunday. Read More »

Alvaro Morata Starts - Chelsea Team vs Everton Confirmed

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He may only have appeared in two games thus far, but Morata's home Premier League record has started very impressively with two goals and two assists - interestingly all of which have been headers. "Then for sure when you want to strengthen your squad, you have to give your opinion by speaking to your club". The Blues boss said: "We need at least two more players. Read More »

At Least 6 Shot, 2 Fatally, at New Mexico Library

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Officer Carl Christiansen said Clovis police responded to the library this afternoon in response to a report of an active shooter. Multiple people were killed when a gunman opened fire in an eastern New Mexico library on Monday, local news outlets are reporting. Read More »

Hurricane Harvey Aftermath Could Cause a Political Storm

Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., also slammed Texas lawmakers, but said he would "support emergency disaster money for those impacted". Texas senators Cruz and John Cornyn were among 36 Republicans who voted against a January 2013 supplemental disaster aid bill to help devastated communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Read More »

Alabama lineman Raekwon Davis shot at bar

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The shooting reportedly happened in the parking lot of a Tuscaloosa bar. He was hospitalized with a minor injury. Investigators with the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit would not identify Davis as the victim, but The Tuscaloosa News has confirmed his identity. Read More »

Iraqi forces in final push to retake Tal Afar

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The JOC also said 217 militants and eight snipers were wounded. The vehicle rigged with explosives detonated in the mainly Shi'ite eastern district of Jamila, police said, as Iraqi government forces were preparing to declare victory over Islamic State more than 400km further north in the city of Tal Afar. Read More »

Utah's elite 'Task Force One' deploys to hurricane-ravaged Texas

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According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami , Flo., Harvey has downgraded to a tropical storm due to a drop in wind speeds and storm intensity. Along with the team of fourteen responders, there are also trucks full of emergency gear, rescue equipment and boats. Harvey is then expected to move up the coast Monday around 8 p.m. Read More »

Hurricane May Cause Slight Rise In Gas Prices, Analyst Says

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Gas is $2.49 a gallon at the Quick Fuel near Iron Street and 12th Avenue. It's unclear how bad the damage to facilities along the state's Gulf Coast but preliminary signs indicate widespread losses, which will have big implications for the US economy and oil and gas prices. Read More »

Borussia Dortmund sign Ukraine striker Yarmolenko

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Quite a steal if we consider Dortmund just sold Dembele for a sum nearing the €105M mark . The German Cup holder said the 27-year-old Yarmolenko signed a four-year contract on Monday. Dembele arrived at the Nou Camp on Monday and was presented in front of fans and media after completing a routine medical. France global Dembele, who scored 10 goals and provided 20 assists in all competitions to help Dortmund finish third in the Bundesliga last season, was sold to Barcelona on Friday for ... Read More »

Paul Ryan to Trump: Don't shutdown government over border wall

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In any case, Congress now has just a few more weeks to raise the debt ceiling, which would enable the government to continue borrowing enough cash to pay all of its bills on time . Congress will have about 12 working days from its return to approve spending measures to keep the government open. - Donald Trump's fellow Republicans rebuked the President on Wednesday after his threat to shut down the USA government over funding for a border wall rattled markets and cast a shadow over ... Read More »

Pakistan, China agree to up efforts for peace in Afghanistan

Consulate in the country's southern port city of Karachi. A lawmaker said the new Afghanistan strategy laid out by US President Donald Trump is aimed at prompting Islamabad to give concessions and buy more US weapons if it is to maintain its regional power. Read More »

Montgomery County Swift Water Rescue Team prepares to deploy to Texas

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Also on Sunday, the Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatched a 15- member Swiftwater Rescue Team to Houston to help deal with rescue efforts across east Texas, said Los Angeles County Fire Capt. "All the resources getting there, hopefully we can catch up with all the people that need the help and be able to provide anything they need before tragedy happens". Read More »

Trump to Harvey victims: 'We are 100 percent with you'

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Hurricane Harvey , the massive storm that has dumped torrents of rain across Texas, is the first major natural disaster of Trump's presidency, and the yet-to-be-determined scope of the damage appears likely to require a years-long federal response. Read More »

Heathers TV series gets first NSFW teaser

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The Heathers reboot is coming to the Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV ) next year. Melenia Field will play Heather Chandler, portrayed in the original film as a ruthless, cruel leader of the Heathers who runs the school's popular set with an iron fist. Read More »

Trump defends pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio

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Trump said he stood by his decision - and suggested he used increased television ratings amid Friday night's hurricane to publicize the move. "He is loved in Arizona, and I thought he was treated unbelievably unfairly". He was seemingly oblivious to the fact that half of Arizonans polled last week opposed the prospect of an Arpaio pardon-support for which dropped to a meager 15% for everyone 54-years-old and under. Read More »

Coast Guard video shows devastation in Houston area

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At 3:48 p.m. the Cortez boat crew located Morgan clinging to a buoy approximately 2 miles from his boat and about 5 miles from where he had entered the water. Five MH-65 Dolphins Helicopters are conducting rescues in the area. Two Coast Guard helicopters flew to the offshore supply ship after plans to get a tugboat to tow the vessel did not work. Read More »

In Releasing Water from Houston Dams, Army Corps Picks Least Bad Option

It also helps to manage the rising tides in the dams to a certain extent. When the Harris County Flood Control District told local media about the plan on Sunday, HCFCD meterologist Jeff Lindner said some flooding may still occur in the subdivisions closest to the reservoirs because more water is going into them from rain than is flowing out into Buffalo Bayou. Read More »

7-year-old girl kidnapped, thrown into lake

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Detectives investigating the alleged kidnapping of a 7-year-old girl who they say was thrown off a bridge and into a lake are hoping businesses in Worcester and Shrewsbury captured video of a vehicle driven by the suspect. "The investigation continues", said police. Investigators say she was put in a auto, choked, and then thrown from a bridge into Lake Quinsigamond (kwin-SIG'-uh-mund). Read More »

It's Brexit, Jim, But Not As We Know It — Labour's EU Policy

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Adam Marshall, director general of the BCC, said: "As Brexit talks continue, it's clear that companies in the United Kingdom and on the continent all want economic issues to rise to the top of the negotiations agenda". The Telegraph understands the gaffe will be brought up by European Union negotiators this week. The EU's Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier , has said the trade talks can only begin when "sufficient progress" has been reached on basic issues like the Brexit bill, the rights ... Read More »

North Koreans now banned from setting up new businesses in China

One of the three missiles blew up "almost immediately"، with none of the weapons posing a threat to either North America or the U.S. territory of Guam، the spokesman said . If North Korea has, in fact, fired off a salvo of ballistic missiles, it may indicate that they are training for war rather than testing. Despite unabated tensions, denuclearization talks with North Korea would be possible if Pyongyang refrains from additional provocations until its major holidays in October, ... Read More »

At least 12 killed in auto explosion near Baghdad

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The explosion also wounded 25 other people, the police officer added, saying the death toll was expected to rise higher. A medical official speaking to AP on condition of anonymity confirmed the casualty figures. The auto detonated in the eastern district of Jamila, police said, as Iraqi government forces were preparing to declare victory over the group more than 250 miles further north in the city of Tal Afar. Read More »

Stabbing Victim Made Up Story About Neo-Nazi Attack

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But he believes his long-on-top, buzzed-on-the-sides haircut got him mistaken for one - and almost stabbed to death by a confused anti-fascist. Witt wrote 'Sooooooo apparently I look like a neo-nazi and got stabbed for it. Surveillance cameras did, however, capture Witt buying a knife at mere "minutes before the alleged attack". They also found a transient who lives in the area who matched the description Witt gave, but cleared him as a suspect. Read More »

Hillary Clinton coming to Vancouver to promote her upcoming book

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Tickets are already for sale, and can be found online here . Judging from ticket sales, Clinton's loss previous year has not hurt her popularity in the Garden State. Now she's bringing out a memoir about the campaign, called " What Happened ". Tickets for the September 28th book signing are available only with the purchase of What Happened from the Talking Leaves store at 951 Elmwood Avenue. Read More »

Indian court jails rapist 'godman' for 20 years amid tight security

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Initial reports indicated that Mr. Singh had been sentenced to 10 years in prison for each of the rape convictions, but that the terms would be served concurrently. However, curfew was withdrawn on Saturday in Panchkula , adjoining Chandigarh , which saw the maximum violence on Friday. Prohibitory orders barring the assembly of five or more people had been imposed in Rohtak; the area within a 10-kilometre radius of the jail premises had been cordoned off. Read More »

Two lawsuits challenge Trump transgender military service ban

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Sarah McBride, who's transgender and serves as national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign , said in a statement the USA military "is stronger when any qualified American willing to defend our country is able to serve, regardless of their gender identity". Read More »