31 Aug 2017 13:55|articles:3
Texas county warns residents, 'GET OUT OR DIE!' as Harvey moves inland
Emergency officials in one East Texas county issued a stark warning to residents as the remnants of Hurricane Harvey doubled back toward land and dumped more rain on communities near the Texas-Louisiana state line.
31 Aug 2017 13:52|articles:4
Benazir Bhutto murder: Five cleared of killing ex-Pakistan Prime Minister
A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has acquitted five people in the killing of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and declared ex-military leader Pervez Musharraf an "absconder", state Pakistan Television reported. Bhutto died in a suicide and gun attack in 2007, weeks after she returned from exile to campaign in elections to bring back civilian rule after Musharraf's eight-year military regime.
31 Aug 2017 13:37|articles:2
France: Man reported detained in missing 9-year-old case
French media reports say police have detained a man in connection with the search for a nine-year-old girl who went missing at a wedding party in the Alps.
31 Aug 2017 13:30|articles:3
Jerry Springer considering a run for Ohio governor, says Cincinnati paper
Tabloid talk-show host and former Democratic mayor of Cincinnati Jerry Springer is considering a run for Ohio governor after all, his close friends have told Ohio media.
31 Aug 2017 13:30|articles:3
Pakistan court declares Musharraf absconder in Benazir murder case
Court declares former president an absconder in the assassination case of former PM Benazir Bhutto; five others acquitted.
31 Aug 2017 13:22|articles:3
French president faces biggest test yet over labor reform
French President Emmanuel Macron faces his biggest test yet with Thursday's release of a divisive pro-business labor reform that he hopes will secure his legacy and revolutionize the way the French work.
31 Aug 2017 13:18|articles:2
Barnier on Brexit talks: no 'decisive progress on any of the principle subjects'
LONDON — British and EU negotiators have made no "decisive progress" on the key issues being discussed in the first stage of Brexit talks, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Thursday. "We're quite far from being able to say sufficient progress has taken place," Barnier said, addressing international media in Brussels alongside the UK's Brexit Secretary David Davis.
31 Aug 2017 13:08|articles:3
Georgia officer investigated for racial comments
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A police lieutenant in Georgia has been moved to administrative duty after being heard on video during a traffic stop saying “we only shoot black people.” News outlets report dash-cam video from July 2016 shows a white female driver telling Cobb County police Lt. Greg Abbott she was scared to move […]
31 Aug 2017 13:02|articles:2
Houston flood: 'No way to prevent' chemical plant blast or fire
A chemical plant near Houston is expected to explode as rescue work continues after Hurricane Harvey.
31 Aug 2017 13:01|articles:2
Market Snapshot: S&P 500 set to edge higher, but facing first monthly loss since March
U.S. stock futures point to a small rise at the open Thursday, putting the S&P 500 on track to wrap up August on a low-key note and suffer its first monthly drop since March.
31 Aug 2017 12:59|articles:2
Britain halves foreign aid money to Nigeria��
Britain has halved the amount of money given to Nigeria in humanitarian aid, saying the country's government must "step up and do more" to stop Boko Haram extremists. It follows a joint visit by Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, and Priti Patel, the International Development Secretary, to Nigeria to see the UK’s response to the humanitarian crisis, where they saw how British military had...
31 Aug 2017 12:48|articles:2
Raise rates to stop inflation surging, says Bank of England policymaker��
But Mr Saunders, a former economist at Citibank, fears that inflation is now too high to continue on this course, with domestic factors also pushing up prices. “The prospective trade off is beyond my limits of tolerance, with the likelihood of an early elimination of slack and an extended period of above-target inflation,” he said, noting that unemployment is now below the Bank’s estimate of the...
31 Aug 2017 12:37|articles:7
'THE QUESTION IS WHEN' Flooded chemical plant outside Houston may explode, company says
A flooded chemical plant in a small town outside Houston was poised to explode, a spokeswoman for the French company that operates it said late Wednesday, though the timing and extent of the danger weren't immediately clear. The Arkema Inc. plant in Crosby — about 25 miles northeast of Houston -- lost power Sunday and its backup generators amid Harvey's days-long deluge, leaving it without...
31 Aug 2017 12:18|articles:2
Will beef up patrols, 'adjust' troops along India border: China
"The Chinese military will continue to carry out its mission and responsibilities, strengthen its patrols and garrisons in the Donglang area and resolutely safeguard national sovereignty and security," defence ministry spokesman Ren Guoqing said.
31 Aug 2017 12:07|articles:2
Man held after girl disappears at French wedding
Nine-year-old Maëlys de Araujo was last seen early on Sunday and police are still searching for her.
31 Aug 2017 12:02|articles:2
Americans fly out from North Korea before US travel ban
BEIJING (AP) — A handful of Americans have left Pyongyang on a flight to Beijing before the start of a U.S. ban on American citizens going to North Korea. Among the travelers on Thursday’s flight from the North Korean capital were aid workers who hoped to be allowed to return to continue humanitarian work.
31 Aug 2017 11:58|articles:3
'No way to prevent' potential chemical plant explosion near Houston, CEO says
Residents near the facility have been ordered to evacuate.
31 Aug 2017 11:57|articles:4
Arkema expects chemical fire at flooded Texas plant
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Arkema SA expects chemicals to catch fire or explode at its heavily flooded plant in Crosby, Texas in the coming days because the plant has lost power to its chemical cooling systems, a company official said on Wednesday.
31 Aug 2017 11:53|articles:2
WATCH: Houston furniture store owner opens stores to Harvey victims
Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale, owner of Gallery Furniture, invited the displaced to shelter in his stores and other businesses also stepped up.
31 Aug 2017 11:47|articles:2
Charlie Hebdo cover casts Harvey victims as neo-Nazis
The new issue of inflammatory French magazine Charlie Hebdo appears to mock the death and utter devastation wrought by Tropical Storm Harvey. “God Exists! He Drowned All the Neo-Nazis of Texas,” the weekly mag’s cover screams. An illustration of half-submerged swastika flags and arms giving the Nazi salute accompanies the headline. Critics were quick to...
31 Aug 2017 11:40|articles:7
US flies bombers, fighters in show of force against N.Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military says the United States flew B-1B supersonic bombers and F-35 fighter jets over South Korea in a show of force following North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch. An official from Seoul’s Defense Ministry said Thursday that two B-1B bombers and two F-35 fighters participated in training with […]
31 Aug 2017 11:28|articles:2
Columbus Day to become Indigenous Peoples' Day in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles City Council has voted to replace Christopher Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
31 Aug 2017 11:27|articles:2
Daesh hands over to Hezbollah body of Iranian they killed
Handover of Mohsen Haji’s body is part of a controversial deal brokered by Hezbollah to clear Daesh fighters from Lebanese border.
31 Aug 2017 11:22|articles:3
Russia warns US against news sanctions on North Korea
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has warned U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that potential new sanctions against North Korea would be "dangerous.".
31 Aug 2017 11:17|articles:2
3-story building collapses in Mumbai
Authorities are scrambling to rescue survivors from the rubble of a three-story building that collapsed in a working-class neighborhood of Mumbai Thursday morning.
31 Aug 2017 11:14|articles:2
Latest: Beaumont, Texas, loses water supply due to Harvey
The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local): 4:15 a.m.
31 Aug 2017 11:14|articles:2
Luke Skywalker is back
Mark Hamill is about to get a big push back into the “Star Wars” limelight thanks to the upcoming, and inevitable, hype surrounding “The Last Jedi.” Now, a new image has dropped teasing his character’s return and he’s opening up about the bitter-sweet return. Fans of the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will remember that Hamill was announced to return to the franchise along with co-stars Carrie...
31 Aug 2017 10:55|articles:2
Harvey shuts down major fuel pipeline supplying East Coast
American energy supplies have suffered another blow from Tropical Storm Harvey.
31 Aug 2017 10:28|articles:3
2M Muslims gather near Mecca for peak of hajj pilgrimage
MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (AP) — With their palms facing the sky in supplication, and many with tears in their eyes, around 2 million people from around the world gathered Thursday in an effort to start anew, erase past sins and beg God for forgiveness and guidance in the peak day of the hajj pilgrimage.
31 Aug 2017 10:05|articles:3
888 fined a record ��7.8m by Gambling Commission for ���failing vulnerable customers���
888, one of the UK’s biggest gambling companies, has been fined a record £7.8m for allowing 7,000 vulnerable customers who had taken a “time out” to continue playing. An investigation by the Gambling Commission found that a “technical failure” in 888’s systems allowed players who had “self-excluded” from the company’s casino, poker and sport games to continue to access their accounts on the bingo...
31 Aug 2017 09:57|articles:3
MORNING BRIEF: Flooded chemical plant outside Houston may explode; crude oil spill reported
A flooded chemical plant in a small town outside Houston was poised to explode, a spokeswoman for the French company that operates it said late Wednesday, though the timing and extent of the danger weren't immediately clear.
31 Aug 2017 09:42|articles:2
Labour's Kezia Dugdale ‘was outed as gay against her will’
The former Scottish Labour leader says she regrets the way her sexuality was reported on last year.
31 Aug 2017 09:30|articles:3
Building collapses in India, killing at least 4; 30 trapped
NEW DELHI (AP) — A five-story building collapsed in India’s financial capital of Mumbai, killing four people and injuring 13 others on Thursday, after torrential rains lashed the country’s west. Another 30 people are feared trapped in the debris. Rescue workers, police and residents helped pull 13 people out of the rubble and were looking […]
31 Aug 2017 09:19|articles:2
In Trump, local law enforcement sees a steadfast ally
Law enforcement groups checked another item off their wish lists when Attorney General Jeff Sessions told local police departments they could once again have access to free grenade launchers and large-caliber weapons cast off from the U.S. military, Seven months into President Donald Trump's administration, police groups are reveling in what they see as newfound support from the federal...
31 Aug 2017 09:16|articles:2
Lobbyist at Trump Tower meeting spoke to grand jury
A grand jury used by special counsel Robert Mueller has heard secret testimony from a Russian-American lobbyist who attended a June 2016 meeting with President Donald Trump's eldest son, a person familiar with the matter told the Associated Press on Wednesday.
31 Aug 2017 08:47|articles:2
Grim reality in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey: More dead
Now that the sun is finally shining and the murky, brown floodwaters are slowly receding in much of the Houston area, grim reality is setting in.
31 Aug 2017 08:25|articles:3
Gunman kills deputy, wounds 2 from California Highway Patrol
One law-enforcement officer was killed and two others wounded when a gunman carrying a high-powered rifle shot through the door of his hotel room, then leapt out over a balcony and led police on a brief chase.
31 Aug 2017 08:25|articles:2
Syrians adapt to exile in Jordan's 5-year-old Zaatari camp
Zaatari, Jordan's largest camp for Syrian refugees, is now five years old, underscoring the protracted nature of Syria's civil war.
31 Aug 2017 08:21|articles:3
Federal judge blocks enforcement of Texas' 'sanctuary cities' law
A federal judge blocked enforcement of much of a “sanctuary cities” law in Texas on Wednesday night, just days before it was set to go into effect.
31 Aug 2017 08:12|articles:3
Dozens feared trapped after fatal building collapse in Mumbai
MUMBAI- Rescue workers in Mumbai searched for more than 30 people feared trapped beneath a collapsed building on Thursday, following two days of torrential rain in India’s commercial hub. One body had been found and a second victim was later declared dead at hospital, while eight survivors had been pulled from the rubble, a police...
31 Aug 2017 08:01|articles:2
Google critic reportedly ousted from think tank funded by company
Barry Lynn, a scholar who wrote a critical assessment of Google that was posted on a think tank’s website, reportedly said the piece cost him and his team their jobs due to pressure from the tech giant. Lynn’s article — which was briefly removed from New America's site — praised the decision by European antitrust regulators to fine Google $2.7 billion, the New York Times reported.
31 Aug 2017 07:58|articles:2
NFL reduces Vontaze Burfict's suspension to three games
Vontaze Burfict of the Cincinnati Bengals has been suspended without pay for the first three games of the season a reduction from the original suspension of five games, the NFL said Wednesday. The ban was imposed on the linebacker for repeated violations of safety-related playing rules. He had...
31 Aug 2017 07:44|articles:2
5-story building collapses in India, killing at least 4
Police say four people have been killed and at least 30 are trapped in a building that collapsed after torrential rains lashed western India.
31 Aug 2017 07:39|articles:2
Cavaliers finalize Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade with Celtics after getting another draft pick
The blockbuster trade, delayed and in jeopardy of dying, is done: Kyrie Irving is headed to the Celtics, Isaiah Thomas is coming to the Cavaliers and the NBA can take a well-earned break. For a minute. Concerned with medical findings after looking at Thomas' injured right hip, the Cavs have negotiated...
31 Aug 2017 07:36|articles:2
Caroline Wozniacki joins long list of top players exiting U.S. Open
NEW YORK — Add two-time U.S. Open runner-up Caroline Wozniacki’s name to the list of highly seeded women making early exits at this year’s tournament. The No. 5-seeded Wozniacki surprisingly lost to 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-1 in the second round. Wozniacki, a former No. 1 who reached the U.S.
31 Aug 2017 07:31|articles:2
Japan Defense Ministry seeks missile interceptors in budget
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Defense Ministry is seeking a record-high budget to add missile interceptors and other equipment to defend the country from more North Korean weapons launches. The 5.26 trillion yen ($48 billion) request for the fiscal year beginning next April is a 2.5 percent increase from the current year.
31 Aug 2017 07:16|articles:2
US Open 2017: Alexander Zverev beaten in four sets by Borna Coric
Fourth seed Alexander Zverev is knocked out of the US Open in four sets by Croatia's Borna Coric in New York.
31 Aug 2017 07:12|articles:4
Mueller, New York attorney general cooperating on Manafort probe: Politico
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special counsel Robert Mueller's team is working with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on its investigation into President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his financial transactions, Politico reported on Wednesday.
31 Aug 2017 07:00|articles:2
Judge nearing decision in Penn State frat death hearing
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A district judge in Pennsylvania will soon decide whether prosecutors have presented enough evidence to hold a trial for former members of a now-closed Penn State fraternity charged in connection with a pledge’s death. A preliminary hearing will resume for a seventh day on Thursday.
31 Aug 2017 06:59|articles:2
Judge blocks strict ‘sanctuary cities’ law in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge late Wednesday temporarily blocked most of Texas’ tough new “sanctuary cities” law that would have allowed police to inquire about people’s immigration status during routine interactions such as traffic stops. The law, SB 4, had been cheered by President Donald Trump’s administration but decried by immigrants’ rights groups...
31 Aug 2017 06:53|articles:2
Britain’s May visits Japanese warship before talks with Abe
TOKYO (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May visited a Japanese warship Thursday to underscore her country’s deepening security ties with Japan. May and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera boarded the Izumo on Thursday at a naval base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo. “My visit today is a sign of the growing cooperation and partnership […]
31 Aug 2017 06:49|articles:2
California deputy shot and killed in hotel firefight
Robert French, a deputy for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, was fatally wounded.
31 Aug 2017 06:27|articles:2
Baseball games in Houston to resume Saturday
The Houston Astros are coming home and will open a three-game series against the New York Mets on Saturday. The Astros had to relocate their series against the Texas Rangers this week to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., because of catastrophic flooding in the nation’s fourth-largest city in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
31 Aug 2017 04:10|articles:2
Basketball coaching legend Rollie Massimino, who took Villanova to national title in 1985, dies at 82
Rollie Massimino, who led Villanova's storied run to the 1985 NCAA championship and won more than 800 games in his coaching career, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 82. Massimino's death was announced by Keiser University in Fort Lauderdale, where he was the men's basketball...
31 Aug 2017 03:38|articles:2
McCain to return to Senate after undergoing chemotherapy
Just days after undergoing his first round of chemotherapy, Arizona Sen. John McCain is expected to return to Washington next week when the Senate reconvenes.
31 Aug 2017 03:11|articles:2
Ram Rahim’s son likely to be new Dera head
According to sources, Gurmeet’s mother Nasib Kaur announced this after a meeting of Dera’s core committee in Sirsa on Wednesday. She said that the Dera followers might not accept Jasmeet as their spiritual guru, but he will continue to look out the affairs of the Dera management and its operations.
31 Aug 2017 02:31|articles:2
Interior Department watchdog drops probe of threat to Alaska senator on healthcare
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Interior Department's inspector general said it dropped a probe into a reported threat by the agency's head, Ryan Zinke, to Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska to harm her state over her opposition to her party's efforts to repeal Obamacare.
31 Aug 2017 02:11|articles:2
Poll: 56 percent say Trump 'tearing the country apart'
Fifty-six percent of voters say they believe President Donald Trump is “tearing the country apart” instead of drawing people together, according to a new Fox News poll released Wednesday. While the findings are sharply divided along partisan lines — with 15 percent of Republicans describing Trump as “tearing the country apart” but a whopping 93 percent of Democrats saying he is — only 33 percent...
31 Aug 2017 02:09|articles:4
Oops: An Instagram bug let a hacker access phone numbers and email addresses
What's shady, possibly wearing a hoodie, and is currently sitting on the stolen personal information of an untold number of high-profile Instagram users? That would be — SURPRISE! — a random hacker. Or several of them. SEE ALSO: Remotely hacking ships shouldn't be this easy, and yet ...
31 Aug 2017 01:20|articles:3
Expedia names CFO Mark Okerstrom its next CEO
Expedia Inc. said late Wednesday its board of directors has approved the appointment of Mark Okerstrom, currently chief financial officer and executive vice president of operations, to succeed Dara Khosrowshahi as president and CEO of Expedia. Okerstrom will also join Expedia's board. Khosrowshahi was named Uber Technologies Inc.'s CEO earlier this week.
31 Aug 2017 00:06|articles:3
Five Below shares rise on earnings beat, outlook
Five Below Inc. shares rose in the extended session Wednesday after the teen retailer topped Wall Street expectations for the quarter. Five Below shares rose 3.5% to $51 after hours. The company reported second-quarter net income of $16.8 million, or 30 cents a share, compared to $9.8 million, or 18 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Revenue rose to $283.3 million from $220.
31 Aug 2017 00:00|articles:2
Pentagon says there are 2,600 more troops in Afghanistan than previously reported
The Pentagon has said the U.S. has 8,400 troops in Afghanistan.
30 Aug 2017 23:20|articles:4
Terry Pratchett's unfinished novels run over by a steamroller
Speaking to The Times in 2015, Gaiman said that Pratchett wanted "whatever he was working on at the time of his death to be taken out, along with his computers, to be put in the middle of a road and for a steamroller to steamroll over them all." The deed itself was finally carried out last week, when Rob Wilkins, the current manager of Pratchett's estate, tweeted a before and after picture of his...
30 Aug 2017 22:15|articles:4
Pentagon: US troop total in Afghanistan larger than reported
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon officials for the first time say there are about 11,000 U.S. forces currently deployed to Afghanistan. That is far more than the 8,400 total acknowledged under the previous administration’s troop cap. Military officials have long quietly acknowledged there were far more forces in the country than the cap allowed, but commanders […]
30 Aug 2017 21:22|articles:2
Man who tried to enter the cockpit on flight ordered to pay $97K
A federal judge has ruled that a man who disrupted a Hawaiian Airlines flight to the point where the plane had to turn back around to Honolulu instead of heading on to New York must pay the airline nearly $100,000.
30 Aug 2017 21:20|articles:4
2 women entrepreneurs created a fake male cofounder to deal with sexism and, depressingly, it worked
It's easy to understand on a theoretical level that female founders face more hurdles launching successful startups. It's less common to see the often insidious sexism they face blatantly illustrated. Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer a year ago launched a successful art marketplace, Witchsy. The site, which has sold $200,000 worth of art, needed contributions from developers and designers to...
30 Aug 2017 21:17|articles:2
Triceratops skull, skeleton dug up in Colorado
THORNTON, Colo. (AP) — A dinosaur fossil has been discovered in Colorado by construction workers. The bones and skull of a triceratops were found last Friday in Thornton at the construction site of a new public safety building. Denver Museum of Nature and Science curator of dinosaurs Joe Sertich says the find is one of […]
30 Aug 2017 21:17|articles:2
Dream Chaser spacecraft in captive-carry test over desert
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A test version of a spacecraft resembling a mini space shuttle was carried aloft over the Mojave Desert by a helicopter Wednesday in a precursor to a free flight in which it will be released to autonomously land on a runway as it would in a return from […].
30 Aug 2017 21:17|articles:2
Uber investor just sent a wild statement about the company invoking "saved souls" and "sanctimonious hypocrites"
In the wake of the appointment of a new CEO to Uber, one of the company's investors, Shervin Pishevar, just sent out a wild statement. The statement references the infighting of the board that reached epic proportions, forcing Uber founder Travis Kalanick to resign in June after the tragic death of his mother. Pishevar was firmly on Team Kalanick, The opposition was Team...
30 Aug 2017 21:04|articles:2
U.S. senator calls for FBI probe of billionaire ex-Trump adviser
A Democratic U.S. Senator urged the FBI to launch a criminal probe of billionaire investor Carl Icahn.
30 Aug 2017 21:02|articles:3
Houston teams and athletes step up for hurricane relief
Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander says he'll up his donation to those affected by Hurricane Harvey to $10 million.
30 Aug 2017 20:59|articles:2
Home Capital's Buffett plan opposed by shareholder proxy ISS
TORONTO (Reuters) - Home Capital Group Inc could face a revolt over U.S. billionaire Warren Buffett's plan to increase his stake in the business after proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) recommended shareholders vote against it.
30 Aug 2017 20:58|articles:2
India's attempt to tackle undeclared wealth failed on many counts, economic analyst Vivek Kaul says.
30 Aug 2017 20:57|articles:4
Tomi Lahren Joins Fox News Channel as a Contributor
Tomi Lahren will make her debut as a Fox News contributor, tonight on "Hannity" at 10:00pm ET. The conservative commentator, formerly of The Blaze and One America News Network, will offer political analysis on the channel's opinion programs, primarily on "Hannity." In addition, Lahren will have a signature role on a Fox News digital product currently in development, the network announced.
30 Aug 2017 20:55|articles:2
Fiancee: Slain Ohio Lyft driver was saving for dream wedding
A Lyft driver fatally shot in Cleveland was trying to earn extra money to pay for a dream wedding, his fiancee said.
30 Aug 2017 20:53|articles:2
Ex-head of police gun unit charged with robbery, extortion
Months after seven members of a Baltimore Police Department gun trace task force were indicted on charges of robbing people, federal prosecutors say the former head of the unit has been charged.
30 Aug 2017 20:52|articles:3
Girl, 9, vanishes from family wedding in the French Alps
French police are widening their search for a little girl who disappeared during a wedding in the Alps.
30 Aug 2017 20:47|articles:8
US clears first ‘living drug’ for tough childhood leukemia
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients’ own blood cells to seek and destroy childhood leukemia. The move opens a new era in cancer care. FDA’s action Wednesday makes Novartis Pharmaceutical’s CAR-T cell treatment the first type of gene therapy to hit the U.S. market.
30 Aug 2017 20:44|articles:2
Afghan officials dispute AP report of contacts with Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials have denied an Associated Press report that said top security officials have regular conversations with Taliban leaders. National Security Adviser Mohammed Haneef Atmar issued a statement Wednesday saying the Afghan government seeks peace but that all negotiations are handled by the High Peace Council.
30 Aug 2017 20:44|articles:2
U.S. send extra fighters to police Baltic skies during Russian exercise
SIAULIAI AIR BASE (Reuters) - The United States has sent a reinforced detachment of fighter planes to police the skies over NATO members Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia during a major Russian military exercise in the Baltic region next month.
30 Aug 2017 20:39|articles:2
NYSE seeks to delay after-market company announcements
(Reuters) - The New York Stock Exchange filed a proposal on Tuesday to delay the release of important company news immediately after official closing time to reduce investor confusion and market disruption.
30 Aug 2017 20:38|articles:3
Evangelical essay on same-sex sin feels like 1980s all over again
The Nashville Statement was signed by more than 100 Evangelical leaders.
30 Aug 2017 20:36|articles:2
Poll: Voters split on Afghanistan troop increase, oppose shutdown for border wall
Voters are divided on President Donald Trump’s plans to send more American troops to Afghanistan, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll. Forty-five percent of voters support increasing U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan, the poll shows — only slightly greater than the 41 percent who oppose the plan. The other 14 percent have no opinion.
30 Aug 2017 20:35|articles:2
Kermit the Frog has a new voice
In July, Matt Vogel replaced former puppeteer Steve Whitmire, who had portrayed the character for 27 years. Whitmire took over as the voice of Kermit after the famous frog's creator and originator of the voice, Jim Henson, died suddenly in 1990. But the puppeteer was suddenly replaced this summer by Disney, owners of The Muppets Studio.
30 Aug 2017 20:30|articles:2
A CNN reporter just rescued a man stuck in his truck on live TV
Sometimes a few seconds can mark the difference between life and death. But what if that moment is broadcast live on CNN? SEE ALSO: Tropical Storm Harvey is the strongest to hit the US in 12 years That's exactly what happened to Jerry Sumrall, who accidentally drove his truck into a ravine in Beaumont, Texas, before being rescued by CNN's Drew Griffin and the camera crew, on live TV.
30 Aug 2017 20:27|articles:3
Trump says 'heart goes out' to Texans after not meeting Harvey victims
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his “heart goes out even more so” to the victims of hurricane-ravaged Texas after touring the state, despite not meeting on Tuesday with any victims or addressing them during his multiple public appearances. “After witnessing first hand the horror & devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey,my heart goes out even more so to the great people of Texas!
30 Aug 2017 20:27|articles:3
Chicago police superintendent to receive new kidney
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is set for a kidney transplant. Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Johnson is scheduled to arrive at Rush University Medical Center at 6 a.m. Wednesday for the surgery later in the morning. Guglielmi says that Johnson’s surgeon will have a news conference on Thursday to discuss the […]
30 Aug 2017 20:20|articles:2
Texas and Louisiana will need billions from Congress after Hurricane Harvey — here's how they could get it
Scott Olson/Getty ImagesAs Harvey continues to slam the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana, Congress is already starting to plan how to address the need for disaster recovery, rebuilding of infrastructure, and reshaping of affected areas. The debate over funding has already been reignited political conflict between Texas Republicans who voted against Hurricane Sandy...
30 Aug 2017 20:13|articles:6
Dynavision: Outcome of Board Meeting
we are pleased to inform you that the Board of Directors at their Meeting held on 30.08.2017, which commenced at 2.30 pm and concluded at 3.45 pm, have approved and taken on record the un-audited Financial results for the quarter ended 30.06.2017 along with the Limited Review Report issued by the Statutory Auditors of the company.
30 Aug 2017 20:10|articles:2
Balrampur Chini: Outcome of AGM
The 41st Annual General Meeting of the members of Balrampur Chini Mills Limited was held today, Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.
30 Aug 2017 20:08|articles:7
James Mattis allows transgender service members to remain in place while a study on Trump's ban gets underway
Thomson ReutersSecretary of Defense James Mattis has announced that transgender service members would be allowed to continue to serve while a panel of experts researches whether they affect the military's "combat effectiveness" in light of President Donald Trump's recently announced ban. "Our focus must always be on what is best for the military's combat effectiveness leading to victory on the...
30 Aug 2017 20:08|articles:2
Katherine Grainger vows to consider ending GB's 'no compromise' Olympic funding formula
Dame Katherine Grainger has vowed to give “serious consideration” to a revolutionary plan that would spell the end of Great Britain’s ‘no compromise’ Olympic and Paralympic medal-winning formula. The new chairman of UK Sport promised to examine proposals that would see every sport competing at the Games receive funding.
30 Aug 2017 20:05|articles:3
Aaron Rodgers says Colin Kaepernick 'should be on a roster right now' and supports players who do not stand during the anthem
Joe Robbins/GettyYou won't find Aaron Rodgers kneeling during the national anthem this season, but in a recent interview with ESPN's Mina Kimes, the Green Bay Packers offensive captain revealed he has no issue with players who do choose to protest. That includes fellow quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who's still waiting for a job offer less than two weeks before the start...
30 Aug 2017 20:04|articles:4
MORNING BRIEF: Louisiana braces for Harvey, threat of Katrina-like flooding
As Louisiana braced to be hit by tropical storm Harvey, which has caused death and destruction in neighboring Texas, many of the state's residents still live with the memory of Hurricane Katrina's devastating floods 12 years ago.
30 Aug 2017 20:01|articles:2
Reporters group calls for investigation after US journalist killed in South Sudan
Earlier a rebel spokesman said Mr Allen was wearing a clearly marked press vest and had been shot at after he began to take pictures. "Allen was targeted. The person who shot saw him very clearly," Colonel Paul Lam Gabriel told the AFP. He said Allen had been embedded with the rebels for two weeks before the firefight on Saturday.
30 Aug 2017 19:59|articles:6
Nation's largest oil refinery in Port Arthur, Texas shut down; mayor says 'whole city is underwater'
The nation's largest oil refinery was shuttered Wednesday in Texas, as the mayor of Port Arthur said his "whole city is underwater" -- all while Tropical Storm Harvey continued to pummel Southeast Texas with torrential rainfall.
30 Aug 2017 19:57|articles:2
Vardhman Text AGM held on September 22, 2017
We kindly want to inform you that the 44th Annual General Meeting of the Members of Vardhman Textiles Limited scheduled to be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 09.00 A.M. at Registered office.
30 Aug 2017 19:54|articles:2
Rotographics#39; 42nd AGM held on September 26, 2017
Enclosed please find copy of the Notice for 42nd Annual General Meeting to be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at 26, Sundervan, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070.
30 Aug 2017 19:53|articles:3
Trial raises Parkinson's therapy hope
Work restoring nerve cell function in monkeys could lead to human trials by the end of the next year.
30 Aug 2017 19:52|articles:3
GOCL Corp: Outcome of AGM
We kindly want to inform you that the 56th Annual General Meeting of the Company held on August 29, 2017 at 2.30 PM.