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Crews say Eagle Creek Fire 5% contained

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Hamilton expects I-84 to be closed for most of Tuesday. Extreme heat warnings and air quality alerts remained in effect for large portions of OR on September 4, as firefighters continued to battle wildfires in the state. Washington's State Route 14, which runs parallel to I-84, is now closed to commercial traffic in the same area. The Skamania County Fairgrounds in Stevenson was bustling with activity Wednesday. Read More »

South Korea seeks bigger warheads, North Korean ICBM reportedly on the move

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Earlier on Wednesday, the Russian president warned against cornering North Korea, and reiterated Moscow's stance that sanctions against the regime in Pyongyang would not help resolve the problems on the Korean peninsula. Putin said it was "ridiculous" that the United States first slapped Russian Federation with sanctions carried in the same bill that penalized North Korea, and "then asked us to help impose sanctions on North Korea". Read More »

What the Trump administration said about DACA — Fact check

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Denham pointed out the 25,000 DACA-eligible individuals living in Stanislaus, Merced and San Joaquin counties who are significant drivers of the local economy. He voted against a similar bill, along with nearly every House Republican, in 2010. No ifs, ands or buts on where Sen. He could have given a speech. Read More »

Miami Dolphins vs Tampa Bay Bucs Rescheduled Due To Hurricane Irma

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If Category 5 Hurricane Irma's 185 miles per hour maelstrom tears through the heart of urban Miami, city leaders warn, all bets are off. The NFL is exploring options for when, and where, the game can be played. "I'm scared for them". According to state officials, despite Hurricane Irma's "extremely dangerous" 185 winds, Florida's buildings are not in the same peril that they once were in 25 years ago. Read More »

Putin says he believes U.S. willing to defuse Korea tensions

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The newly elected South Korean president had requested the United Nations Security Council to consider tough new sanctions on North Korea to block its sources of foreign income, including cutting off its crude oil supply and banning its workers from being sent overseas. Read More »

U.S. seeks oil embargo on North Korea after H-bomb test

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Trump noted China's "essential role" and pledged more communication with China "to find a solution as early as possible", Xinhua reported. North Korea's successful test of what's likely its first hydrogen bomb not only set off an natural disaster but shifted the political tectonics of the region, creating a potential opportunity for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read More »

Mata believes Man Utd can win the Premier League

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Following a 58-minute appearance in a 1-1 draw with Swansea in Leigh, he turned in a full 90-minute showing against Tottenham at Stevenage which saw United's second string lose 3-1. However, the Scot was forced to withdraw from his national side's fixtures against Lithuania and Malta due to a knee injury last week. They face Stoke away on Saturday. Read More »

China agrees more United Nations actions needed against North Korea after nuclear test

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis assured his South Korean counterpart that any North Korean threat to the allies will be met with a "massive, effective, and overwhelming" military response, his spokesperson said Wednesday. The deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system has angered North Korea but also China and Russian Federation, which see the system's powerful radar as a threat to their own security. Read More »

U.S. proposes United Nations ban on oil to North Korea and asset freeze

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His answer? "We'll see". " President Trump reiterated that now is not the time to talk to North Korea, and made clear that all options remain open to defend the United States and its allies against North Korean aggression". Security Council. Putin ON Wednesday said cutting off oil supplies to North Korea would be more likely to affect the country's civilian population. Read More »

NKorea Will 'Eat Grass' Before Giving Up Nukes

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The United States and South Korea have asked the United Nations to consider tough new sanctions on North Korea after its nuclear test on Sunday that Pyongyang said was a advanced hydrogen bomb. US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Monday the Trump administration would seek the strongest possible sanctions against Kim Jong-un's regime. Read More »

Myanmar army steps up crackdown on Rohingya militants, 400 people dead

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She also stressed that the Myanmar government "has already started defending all the people in Rakhine in the best way possible". There has been global condemnation of the treatment of the Rohingya in Myanmar . Nobel Peace Prize victor Aung San Suu Kyi broke her silence Wednesday on a refugee crisis that has sent 146,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing from Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh in the past two weeks. Read More »

Russian Federation bought political ads from Facebook during the election, company says

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The troll factory, known as the Internet Research Agency or Teka and reportedly funded by oligarch restaurateur Yevgeny Prigozhin, gained notoriety in mid-2015. Mark Warner (D-VA) of the Senate Intelligence Committee began to dig into reported evidence, and researchers discovered similar activity on Twitter, where Russian bots were churning out political tweets like insane. Read More »

Menendez amid trial: 'Not once have I dishonored my public office'

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Federal prosecutors allege that for years Menendez took expensive gifts, political donations and lavish vacations from Salomon Melgen , a Florida eye doctor, in exchange for Menendez using his Senate office to lobby on Melgen's behalf. State Department to resolve a contract dispute between a company Melgen owned and the Dominican Republic. The judge last week ruled against an attempt by Menendez to pause the trial on days when important Senate votes were scheduled. Read More »

GOP 'Shell-Shocked' Trump Sided With Dems on Debt

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Meanwhile, the House Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a $7.85 billion aid package for Hurricane Harvey victims with broad bipartisan support. We have a lot to discuss. SEN. LAMAR ALEXANDER , R-Tenn.: This hearing is about taking one small step, a small step on a big issue which has been locked in partisan stalemate for seven years: health insurance. Read More »

Tax reform plan benefits only richest Americans

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Members of Congress from both parties called for stricter sanctions against North Korea, and said the United States should seek to work closely with allies like South Korea, push China to do more and see action at the United Nations. It is true that the GOP tax proposal would actually lower the U.S.'s corporate tax burden, putting it in line with those of other OECD nations. "We want our companies to hire and grow in America", Mr. Read More »

I'll 'revisit' DACA if Congress can't fix in 6 months

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President Donald Trump's decision winding down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals , or DACA, program met with a swift response in Lexington. The government also argued that legal challenges by a number of states made DACA and a 2014 sister program, DAPA, untenable. Nonetheless, Little said she is supportive of helping the DACA grantees. Read More »

Donald and Melania Trump make appearances in flood-swamped Houston

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A week after Texas was slammed by Hurricane Harvey , this region was still engulfed in crisis on Saturday, with tired residents of Houston searching for ways to fix swamped homes and salvage possessions and with thousands of others, to the east, stranded by rising waters and still without dry shelter. Read More »

Graham wants Congress to save 'Dreamers' after DACA

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The Republican governor told reporters Tuesday it's Congress' job to pass immigration law. Almost 800,000 immigrants who were brought illegally to the U.S.as children are protected under the Obama-era program. President Ronald Reagan acted so in 1986 when he and Congress granted 2.7 million unauthorized immigrants permanent US residence through the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Read More »

Apple CEO defends 'dreamers' as Trump weighs young immigrants' fate

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Numerous people involved in the program came to the U.S.as young children and have no connections to their home country. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., about any decision that could do away with the program. Kim noted that Trump has actually spoken favorably of DACA recipients, also called Dreamers, but has not yet lived up to any promise of supporting them. Read More »

White House: Now is Not the Time for Talks with N. Korea

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With a new sanctions package under worldwide consideration following North Korea's sixth and most powerful nuclear test last week, analysts say China still appears reluctant to support an oil cutoff, a measure that could trigger destabilization of the Kim Jong Un regime. Read More »

US seeks Kim Jong-un asset freeze — North Korea crisis

The proposed resolution identifies nine cargo vessels that have carried out activities for North Korea prohibited by previous U.N. sanctions resolutions and would subject them to inspection by government warships, vessels or aircraft. "We don't want it now". Sanctions so far appear to have done little to stop North Korea from boosting its nuclear and missile capacity as it faces off with Trump, who has vowed to stop Pyongyang from being able to hit the U.S. Read More »

China must get serious about Korea

Sunday, North Korea ratcheted up tensions when it claimed to have successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb in an underground test. Han Tae Song, ambassador of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations in Geneva, was addressing the U.N. Read More »

AP PHOTOS: Searching for survivors in Harvey-swamped homes

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The rainfall in Texas set a new record for the continental US, the National Weather Service said on Tuesday. UPDATE with Astros returning Saturday: The NFL today canceled Thursday's preseason game between the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans , with the priority in south Texas still the unprecedented flooding following Hurricane Harvey . Read More »

Air quality, issues for people with asthma

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If you think that's bad, keep in mind the DEQ issued purple, or very unhealthy , air quality alerts Tuesday in Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis and Nez Perce counties. Colby Adams, an official with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, said. When visibility is reduced to less than five miles, sensitive groups should limit activity. Read More »

Russia does not recognize North Korea's nuclear status

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South Korea said it fired several ballistic missiles Monday to simulate an attack on the North's nuclear test site, followed Tuesday by major live-fire maritime drills. "It's hard to talk to people who confuse Austria with Australia", Putin said, in a dig at US officials. North Korea has already shown its ICBMs could threaten the U.S. Read More »

ASUN to introduce bills supporting National Day of Service, DACA

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Jeneane Beck, the UI assistant vice president for External Relations, said in an email Harreld has previously shared his position on DACA by signing onto a statement from Pomona College in California. Students will continue to be enrolled without regard to their immigration status, according to the statement . "In a world full of ambiguities, there is no ambiguity for me about the importance of continuing DACA", wrote University of Oregon President Michael Schill in a message to the ... Read More »

Winds at 185 miles per hour, Irma stays on course

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The southern half of Florida is now in the "cone of concern" for Hurricane Irma . It is not certain where the center of circulation will make DIRECT landfall at this point. Many residents of the Florida Keys didn't wait until Wednesday as they headed out of the region Tuesday evening. Tourists in the area were evacuated on Tuesday before the hurricane arrived. Read More »

WhatsApp Launches New Business Accounts

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It is aimed to replace the traditional SMS service and make it easier for businesses and its customers to interact with one another. While this doesn't necessarily mean that ads definitely aren't coming to WhatsApp anytime soon, the company has previously labelled adverts as "the disruption of aesthetics, the insults to your intelligence and the interruption of your train of thought". Read More »