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Louis Police Mock Protesters, Chant: 'Whose Streets? Our Streets'

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The mood was notably different during Franks' early morning march. Yesterday St. Louis Police arrested more than 80 people after violent protests erupted over the acquittal of a white former police officer, Jason Stockley . The St. Louis County Police Department tweeted a photo of a fireman "decontaminating our officers" after "unknown chemicals (were) thrown on them downtown". Read More »

Myanmar leader to skip United Nations trip

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She made her debut before the United Nations assembly last September, winning warm applause for a speech delivered months after she became Myanmar's first civilian leader in decades. United Nations refugee agency spokesman Joseph Tripura said that, unless authorities address health concerns, "we might see a very bad situation in coming days" with disease outbreaks. Read More »

"IT" Smashes Box Office Records With $123.1M Opening

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Last weekend , we reported how the film broke records for largest opening day for a horror film , an R-rated film, and a September release. That is the emotional core that drives the film, and the result is a movie full of horrific clown killings that's also full of heart. Read More »

Edith Windsor, Victor In A Landmark Marriage Equality Case, RIP

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After a brief marriage to a man, she divorced and moved to NY, earned her master's degree and got a job as a computer programmer for IBM - and hid her sexual orientation from her colleagues. They waited 40 years before they got married in Canada. "It's heartbreaking. It's just a bad injustice, and I don't expect that from my country". It's bigger than marriage, and I think marriage is major. Read More »

Pyongyang: "Categorically" reject new sanctions, promise "greatest pain" on the US

A South Korean presidential office spokesman said on Tuesday: " North Korea needs to realise that a reckless challenge against global peace will only bring about even stronger sanctions against them". The North Korean ambassador to Russia, Kim Hyun Joon, accused the United States of using Pyongyang's "self-defense measures" as a pretext to worsen the situation in the country. Read More »

Irma leaves two-thirds of Florida without power

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Hurricane Harvey plowed into Houston late last month, killing about 60 and wreaking some $180 billion (about €151 billion) in damage, largely through flooding. "We're asking folks to be patient and remain sheltered in place", said St. Augustine Fire Chief Carlos Aviles. A major issue during hurricanes is price gouging. Read More »

WH Homeland Security Adviser Asked to Blame Hurricanes on Climate Change

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Climate models predict that man-made global warming will not lead to a greater number of tropical cyclones overall, but will make those that do occur more intense . "It pushes the impacts beyond the boundaries for which we might have prepared", he concluded. The National Hurricane Center forecast takes the storm's path out to five days. Read More »

Power's out for 3.3 million so far in Florida

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A unit of NextEra Energy Inc and the state's biggest power company, FPL said more than 3.6 million of its customers were without service. Moody Air Force Base has announced that it will be closed due to Hurricane Irma as well as many other Lowndes County businesses. Read More »

American Airlines cancelling flights in, out of PBIA

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Southwest Airlines is the largest single operator in Orlando at 20%. But getting out of Florida airports hasn't been easy. Another user tweeted a screenshot of a United flight out of Miami selling for $6700. The airport was a picture of calm Friday morning, compared to chaos on state highways as millions of residents fled the impending storm. "It's definitely outrageous", Cheng said. Read More »

Desmond Tutu speaks out on Rakhine crisis

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Myanmar does not only kill innocent people, its actions are not allowing aid to the victims. US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the United States was "deeply troubled by continued reports of attacks against innocent civilians and will continue to urge (Myanmar) security forces to respect those civilians as it conducts security operations". Read More »

Azerbaijan extends humanitarian aid to Rohingya Muslims

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Former Nobel Laureate and pro-democracy activist, Aung San Suu Kyi , who leads the country has been called upon to intervene in the crisis. They said that among the torched villages were the hamlets of Ah Htet Nan Yar and Auk Nan Yar, some 65 km (40 miles) north of Sittwe, capital of Rakhine state. Read More »

Why you should take a minute to change a life

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The pain that leads an individual to take their own lives is unimaginable and a death by suicide leaves countless families and friends bereaved and greatly impacts the community. "It is a awful thing to see and a disgusting thing to work through". "The prevention of suicide is a challenge, which all of us have to take on board", Ms O'Connor said. Read More »

Deal Expands State of Emergency to Include ALL 159 Counties

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While the ultra-powerful Hurricane Andrew, which hit Florida as a Category 5 storm, had a diameter of 50 miles with winds up to 74 MPH, Hurricane Irma now has a diameter of 300 miles of tropical storm force winds. "It's going to be a slow go", said Russell McMurry, commissioner of the state Department of Transportation. A statement on Georgetown County's official Facebook page said, "We still anticipate some impacts from Hurricane Irma , based on its current track". Read More »

Odell Beckham Jr not expected to play despite being game-time decision

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Expect a heavy dose of Elliott tonight, who only played in a few plays during the preseason. Now he's set to start for the 'Boys in Week 1, per ESPN's Dan Graziano , and has the confidence of veteran Sean Lee. Brandon Carr, Morris Claiborne, Barry Church, and J.J. Wilcox are all elsewhere and the Giants need to take advantage of Dallas' new-look coverage unit. Read More »

RSS hails Nirmala Sitharaman's elevation as Defence Minister

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President Ram Nath Kovind administered oath to promote four ministers, Nirmala Sitharaman , Piyush Goyal , Dharmendra Pradhan and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi , along with nine new ministers . The mega Cabinet reshuffle saw the promotion of these Ministers of State to the rank of Cabinet ministers. Bharti, was leading the campaign to clean Ganges much before she was appointed the minister in charge, and was seen natural choice for the same. Read More »

FSU can not overcome self-inflicted wounds in 24-7 loss to Alabama

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Francois led FBS freshmen quarterbacks in passing yards past year and led Florida State to a 10-3 record despite being constantly under pressure in the pocket. Pappanastos finished the night 3 of 5, connecting on kicks of 35, 33 and 25 yards while missing from 42 and 41 yards. Francois threw interceptions on Florida State's next two possessions and then left the game in the fourth quarter with an apparent left knee injury . Read More »

Why Alabama Is Even Better Than You Think

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As usual, mistakes - or lack of them - will be a key . At least they've got Ridley. Everybody did their job - all 11 guys. "We had to drive through the town to get to my grandfather's house". The Crimson Tide have averaged 39.5 points per game, while giving up just 11.5 in those openers under Saban. Three special team blunders followed by two interceptions put the game out of reach. Read More »

Local reverend to help Harvey victims as he did during Katrina

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Charles Preston, coroner for the St. Tammany Parish in Louisiana. But today's New Orleans and its suburbs have been significantly Latinized. (It was postponed from Tuesday to Sunday because of this week's rains.) During Hurricane Katrina , he had slept alone on his roof for two nights, dangling his feet into the attic so he would wake up if the water rose. Read More »

Jets Trade Sheldon Richardson To Seattle For WR Jermaine Kearse, Draft Picks

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However, Maccagnan later said , "As a general manager, you're looking at all the different ways you can change the team, improve the team, or help the team". There have been some concerns about Richardson's off-the-field behavior. But the Seahawks have never shied away from taking gambles - Percy Harvin? - and this in some ways is also relatively low risk. Read More »

Hurricane Harvey: Facebook, Google and other firms lend a helping hand

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You may report charitable solicitation fraud to the Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs and the Office of the Attorney General by calling 804-786-1343; online at http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/food-charitable-solicitation.shtml ; or by mail to Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs, P.O. Read More »

Hurricane Harvey: Facebook, Google and other firms lend a helping hand

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You may report charitable solicitation fraud to the Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs and the Office of the Attorney General by calling 804-786-1343; online at http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/food-charitable-solicitation.shtml ; or by mail to Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs, P.O. Read More »

Hurricane Harvey: Facebook, Google and other firms lend a helping hand

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You may report charitable solicitation fraud to the Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs and the Office of the Attorney General by calling 804-786-1343; online at http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/food-charitable-solicitation.shtml ; or by mail to Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs, P.O. Read More »

The Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca begins

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The Kaaba - meaning "cube" - is the holiest site in Islam . In one of the first rites of Hajj, which formally started on Wednesday, white-clad pilgrims take their turn circling seven times around the Kaaba, which is considered Islam's most sacred shrine, located at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca . Read More »

Novartis' Kymriah Wins FDA Approval as First CAR-T Cancer Therapy

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To customize Kymriah for individual patients, white blood cells called T cells will be removed from a patient's bloodstream at an approved medical center, frozen, shipped to Novartis in Morris Plains, N.J., for genetic engineering and multiplying, frozen again and shipped back to the medical center to be dripped into the patient. Read More »

Trump Promises That Texas Will Get The Help It Needs

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Locals also pitched in to save pets and other animals stranded by the storm, with area shelters planning to send rescues to facilities in other cities and states with excess capacity. He says the goal is to rescue those people by the end of the day. "Every Coast Guard asset available " is being used to respond, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Read More »

How to help Texas flood victims through donations

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Paige said people who stayed during the storm are now being made to evacuate, and the governor of Texas is set to visit Monday. Multiple feeding units and crews also are being deployed to help those affected by the hurricane. Leonard said giving out basic necessities is just one of many things they hope to provide. Austin Disaster Relief Network representatives say this is one of the largest responses in its history. Read More »

Two Siouxlanders pitching in on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

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The Communications Director doesn't know how many volunteers will be deployed yet, but she said the number will be "significant". The remnants of Hurricane Harvey (once a Category 4 storm) have dumped feet of rain on the city. Right now, about 35 people from the local Red Cross are in Texas. Red Cross Donations can be made at www.MoneyGram.com or any MoneyGram agent location in the U.S. Read More »