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North Louisiana Red Cross is prepared to help Harvey victims

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Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas Gulf Coast with over 100 miles per hour winds and up to 35 inches of rain, leading to devastating and life-threatening flooding. The Chapter is now planning to set up training sessions for those that may not have had previous Red Cross experience, but want to volunteer . They will monitor the weather in Houston and go home when they can, which means they could end up practicing in North Texas. Read More »

Trump's wall is a 2000-mile fraud

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Trump said in a tweet on Thursday, echoing criticisms he made earlier this month. "I'm really not anxious about getting this done because I know we will get this done and we will pass the increase before we hit the debt limit ", he added. Read More »

North Korea fires missile into sea: reports

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Solid fuel missiles are faster and easier to deploy, and harder to catch before they launch because there's a lot less to be done in terms of launch preparation. Earlier this month Trump had warned that North Korea would be met with " fire and fury ", if it continued with its threats. But the F-35 isn't just an upgrade to conventional weapons systems. Read More »

Abbas tells United States he won't stop paying terrorist families

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Benjamin Netanyahu , Israel's prime minister, said that he believed peace in the region between Israelis and Palestinians was "within our reach", according to The Times of Israel . Her comments came as Palestinians have increasingly complained over the White House's refusal to endorse the two-state solution, breaking with longstanding U.S. Read More »

Islamabad leaders to Trump: Don't scapegoat Pakistan

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A Trump administration official said the Pentagon will send an estimated 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a plan reminiscent of the Iraq "surge" ordered by President George W. Afghan army soldiers inspect at the site of a US bombing in Achin district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, April 28, 2017. The fight in Afghanistan will probably be a "generation-long struggle", Michael O'Hanlon, a senior fellow on foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, told Xinhua, adding ... Read More »

Trump makes a mess for Arizona GOP with Arpaio pardon

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Surely, he understands that relentless assaults won't win him more favorable, or even more balanced coverage. Trump opened with a call for unity, saying, "What happened in Charlottesville strikes at the core of America and tonight, this entire arena stands united in forceful condemnation of the thugs that perpetrated hatred and violence". Read More »

Liverpool boss happy with Wenger stay

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A combination of illness and an abdominal strain saw Sanchez sit out the Community Shield win over Chelsea and Premier League games against Leicester and Stoke - the latter game seeing the Gunners slip to a 1-0 defeat. "I can only tell you what happens here and Alexis works for hard and is focused to play". "That is a quality that is important and sometimes you can not measure so much because you only look at the number of goals a guy has scored". Read More »

Dozens Die in Riots Following Indian Spiritual Guru's Rape Conviction

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Security forces patrolled Haryana state's Panchkula city. Tens of thousands of supporters of the sect leader had camped in Panchkula for days waiting for Friday's court verdict. An alert has been sounded in the twin states. A supporter of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect beckons others to join her as soldiers stand guard on a barricaded road leading to a court in Panchkula, India , where a court convicted sect leader Ram Rahim Singh of rape . Read More »

On craint le pire — Ouragan Harvey

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Une tempête tropicale baptisée Harvey a circulé sur l'Arc Antillais les 17 et 18 août dernier, sans grand effet en Martinique mais en provoquant des dégâts sur les îles de Barbade, de Saint-Vincent et de Sainte-Lucie ( ). Dans plusieurs villes, des résidents se sont rués vers les commerces pour s'approvisionner en vivres. " Des pluies torrentielles vont s'abattre jusqu'à lundi", ont prévenu, hier matin, les services météorologiques américains, anticipant de 38 à 88 cm d'accumulation par ... Read More »

France's Macron slammed for spending $31000 on makeup

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Macron's approval rating plummeted to 37 percent earlier this week, down from 57 percent at the start of his presidency, according to French polls . His decision to challenge the nearly sacrosanct French labour code, and his political missteps and blunders this summer have caused his public approval rating to drop precipitously in his first months in office. Read More »

America's Credit Rating On The Line As Debt Ceiling Deadline Approaches

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Failure to meet payments could lead to a default and a downgrade in America's credit rating, with the potential to trigger global financial shockwaves. Credit ratings agency Fitch said that if the country's debt limit was not raised in a timely manner, it would review the U.S. sovereign debt rating, "with potentially negative implications". Read More »

GOP Sen Flake Downplays Feud With Trump, Warns Against Gov't Shutdown

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Other U.S. officials have been trying reassure the financial markets that no default is imminent. They... didn't do it so now we have a big deal with Dems holding them up (as usual) on Debt Ceiling approval. Instead, it ran through a list of mostly modest legislative goals to keep the government humming - just hours after Trump at a boisterous Phoenix rally threatened to shut down the government if necessary to get funds to construct a wall on the southern border. Read More »

Flake says shutting down government to get border wall a bad idea

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Further, attaching the debt ceiling to the veterans bill could have endangered one of the few legislative achievements Congress could claim in the midst of the GOP health care failure. Lawmakers are still trying to figure out whether there is a debt bill that can pass with only Republican votes in the House, or whether they will need to move a bill with bipartisan support that doesn't contain any spending cuts. Read More »

Ryan: Debt ceiling will get raised

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The president and his party's only saving grace right now is that the Democrats can not help but express their open contempt for working class voters and people of faith as that party lets the insane take over their asylum. But the GOP couldn't win 50 votes on its repeal effort. But tea party Republicans and outside conservative groups are demanding spending cuts as the price for increasing the borrowing limit. Read More »

Abbas confidante: Americans provided no clarity on two-state solution or settlements

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Relations with Israel in particular are increasingly clouded by Trump's unpopularity with American Jews, something only exacerbated after the events in Charlottesville, where 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed by a Nazi sympathizer after white nationalists marched through the town yelling "Jews will not replace us!" We also saw the popular three dimensional light and sound show in the evening. Read More »

It is time to heal the wounds that divide Americans: Donald Trump

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Because in America, we never lose faith. They are "crooked"; "bad people"; they "don't like our country"; they are "the source of division in our country". As a reporter I know that what was happening was that they were swallowing the obfuscation of the facts to take on a narrative that doesn't exist. I didn't vote for the guy to begin with. Read More »

Donald Trump's Charlottesville Response Will Continue to Haunt Him, Says Watergate Veteran

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When asked whether they think Trump has encouraged white supremacist groups, 59 percent say yes, 3 percent say he has discouraged these groups and 35 percent say he has had no impact. You don't have to be a hero to make that comment". It's clear that numerous fascists and white supremacists believe Trump is on their side. Were Charlottesville a one-and-done incident such that we could rest assured that this catharsis of violence led to the healing of the centuries-old wound of racial ... Read More »

In Ram Rahim's Dera, rape was referred to as 'Pitaji's maafi'

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The Delhi Police tweeted, "The situation in Delhi is under control". He said the police had made adequate security arrangements and army presence had been requested to bolster confidence of the people. Meanwhile, on Saturday, the BJP High Command decided against removing Khattar from the post of chief minister. Refuting reports Chief Secretary DS Dhesi said that the sect head was transported to District Jail in Rohtak by helicopter due to security concerns. Read More »

How to save hundreds on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung's mobile chief DJ Koh explained the smaller battery in Galaxy Note 8 . By the way, the same amount can be spent on Chinese flagship OnePlus 5, arrived in Russian Federation last week and offering 6 GB of RAM vs 4 GB in S8. From my limited hands-on time with the device, Samsung's Galaxy Note8 may very well be the best smartphone on the market. It is now available in the country with a price tag of Rs. Read More »

Swift takes aim at Kanye

In what critics are touting as a darker version of Swift compared to 2014's "1989", the singer talk-sings through most of the tune. But the good publicity ended when Kanye's wife Kim Kardashian released evidence apparently showing Swift had approved the line, prompting accusations the singer had played the victim to build her brand. Read More »

Trump Slams Republican Leadership on Debt Ceiling 'Mess'

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan have not said if they want a clean bill. If Trump can play fast and loose with the definition of who pays, then there's some cause for hope that Congress and the president can agree on what gets financed. Read More »

What You Need To Know About America's "Forever War" With Afghanistan

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The Afghan officials are hopeful that they would see changes in the war on terror in Afghanistan and in the region with the possible increase of foreign forces. Instead, they said, Trump had made clear he would overlook Pakistani concerns to allow India to build its engagement there. While that geography can not be changed, it remains to be seen what the Trump administration to implement its tough stance towards Pakistan because Trump has not disclosed how he gets to get ... Read More »

North Korea fires 'several projectiles' into Sea of Japan

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It said the projectiles fired from the North's eastern coast flew about 250km. South Korea's presidential office said North Korea presumably tested its 300-millimeter artillery rocket system. 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 »

Trump adviser Gorka is latest White House departure — BBCI

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Some hours earlier, the administration had unveiled more sanctions against Venezuela. He is famous for lauding Donald Trump at nearly all possible situations. "The anti-MAGAs" have control of Trump's foreign policy, the source said. "Following [former chief strategist Steve] Bannon's departure last week, there was no reason to keep him if Gen Kelly was cleaning house", she told The National . Read More »

'Godman' convicted of rape, 13 killed in ensuing protests

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Police responded by opening fire. The security of Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan was also discussed at the meeting. 31 people have died and over 250 have been injured in deadly clashes that followed the court verdict. Malout and Balluanna railway stations in Punjab were set on fire. Six columns of Army have been deployed in Panchkula following the protests. At least three OB vans of private television channels were damaged. Read More »

Hurricane Harvey brings strong winds and horizontal rain Texas city of Houston

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The Category 4 storm made landfall in Palm Beach County, Florida. "We hate to talk about things like that", he said . "We really pray that people are listening to their emergency managers and get out of harm's way". DeHaan cited Hurricane Katrina as an example. The American Red Cross is calling on 900 volunteers from across the country as Hurricane Harvey threatens the Gulf Coast. Read More »

Hurricane Harvey heads for Texas

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Travelers hoping to fly in or out of the Houston airport should expect cancellations and delays, according to the Houston Airport System, which operates George Bush Intercontinental and William P. But considering we have both an unpredictable storm and an unpredictable president, we'll just have to wait and see. BRADY: And this is a small county. Read More »

Donald Trump orders ban on transgender recruits

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Trump, in a series of tweets on July 26, announced that he planned to end that policy. The presidential* memo follows Trump's announcement via Twitter last month that he'd implement this 'trans military ban, ' and officially requests that the Pentagon begin to implement the ban. Read More »

Gary Sanchez suspended four games

The fuse was lit for the on-field explosion in the fifth inning when Tigers starter Michael Fulmer hit Sanchez with a pitch. When it was all over, eight players and coaches were ejected in an afternoon matchup between the Yankees and Tigers on Thursday in a game highlighted by hit batters and a brawl. Read More »

Hamilton: I'm here to win

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The Mercedes driver finished fourth at the last race in Hungary. Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen , who had been fastest in the morning session with a time of 1:45.502 on ultra-soft tyres while Hamilton stayed on softs, was second on the timesheets with an afternoon best that was 0.262 slower than the Briton. Read More »

Remains of second missing sailor identified — USS McCain collision

In a short statement Wednesday, officials announced that Adm. Scott Swift , commander of U. S . Pacific Fleet, relieved Aucoin due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command. Involved in that search were the two SH-60S helicopters from the USS America, a San Diego-based amphibious assault ship. Three other sailors were injured during the collision . Read More »

Ram Rahim convicted: Ensure highest security for CBI judge says Centre

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CBI judge Jagdeep Singh, while holding the 50-year-old Dera chief guilty of raping a female follower more than 15 years ago, said the quantum of sentence would be pronounced on August 28. The violence spread quickly to other towns including Bhatinda in Punjab and Sirsa in Haryana, where Ram Rahim's headquarters are located on a campus that extends to hundreds of acres. Read More »