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Storm will bring heavy rain, wind

Storm will bring heavy rain, wind The flash flood warning is in effect from noon on Sunday through the evening. The NWS says very strong northwest winds will develop late Sunday night , becoming westerly on Monday , and the winds combined with wave action will increase shoreline erosion and possible cause some minor lakeshore flooding in bays and inlets. [Full Article...]

Iraqi Military Takes on IS in 'Last Big Fight'

Iraqi Military Takes on IS in 'Last Big Fight' The Iraqi air force has dropped thousands of pamphlets urging ISIS members in the border region to surrender. " Tell those among your children and relatives who took up a weapon against the state to throw it aside immediately, and to go to any house on top of which a white flag has been raised when the liberation forces enter Al Qaim", said the text. [Full Article...]

The First Charges In Mueller's Russia Probe Are Reportedly Filed

The First Charges In Mueller's Russia Probe Are Reportedly Filed A federal grand jury approved the charge, according to sources who spoke to CNN . Plans were prepared Friday for anyone charged to be taken into custody as soon as Monday. Flynn was sacked from that post in February after misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the extent of his conversations with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak previous year. [Full Article...]

Potential Tropical Cyclone Eighteen could become Philippe on Saturday

Potential Tropical Cyclone Eighteen could become Philippe on Saturday It was centered about 80 miles (130 kilometers) south of Havana and moving toward the north-northeast at 25 mph (41 kph). A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Coastal Miami-Dade County and The Upper Keys, from Craig Key to Golden Beach. Rick Scott said in a statement Friday. Tropical storm force winds begin at 39 miles per hour. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for... While the syste... [Full Article...]

High School Golfer Wins Tournament, But No Trophy Because She's A Girl

High School Golfer Wins Tournament, But No Trophy Because She's A Girl Nash, who plays on the Lunenburg golf team, finished four strokes better than any other golfer in the tournament, recording a 75 from the men's tees. Nash wants to play golf, but she attends a school without a girls team. And as T.J. Auclair, a writer for the PGA said, the rule is "so bad it makes a shank look good". [Full Article...]

Girl with cerebral palsy detained by ICE agents after surgery

Rosamaria Hernandez, who is undocumented but has lived in the United States since she was three months old, and her cousin were confronted around 2 a.m. Agents first tried to get her family to sign a voluntary departure form so that she could seek treatment in Mexico, but they refused. A Border Patrol spokesman said in a statement: "The Laredo Sector Border Patrol is committed to enforcing the... [Full Article...]

Robot 'Sophia' Gets Saudi Citizenship, Raising Eyebrows Online

Al Arabiya reports that Sophia the robot received this honour while attending the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh , and gave a polite speech commemorating the occasion (where she even laughed and creeped a lot of people online out). [Full Article...]

Russian Federation: 8 feared dead after helicopter crashes into sea

Russian Federation: 8 feared dead after helicopter crashes into sea The nationalities of the eight people on board are also unknown so far. "We have found oil on the water but no wreck", said Olav Bjoergaas, a spokesman for the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centres for northern Norway. "It's a regular flight", he said. "We are physically looking for the helicopter". "But whether it crashed or not, I can't say", he said. The aircraft was confirmed to have come d... [Full Article...]

Explosion at fireworks factory kills at least 30

Police say the death toll could rise further as numerous dozens of injured have extensive burns. Parts of the building collapsed after being gutted by the blaze which scorched nearby cars. "We are going to search whether there are any victims that need immediate treatment at hospitals". It is not yet known what prompted the explosions. [Full Article...]

Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the abuse of prescription opioid drugs (which cause more overdose deaths than any other drug) has decreased in high school seniors since the first national Drug Takeback Day. "Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse", according to the DEA. There are many other locations that accept prescrip... [Full Article...]

Higher Entrance Fees Considered At 17 Popular National Parks

Higher Entrance Fees Considered At 17 Popular National Parks Pedestrians would be charged $30, up from $10 to $15, increasing revenue by an estimated $70 million per year, according to a release . The National Park Service ( NPS ) announced it would almost double the fees to enter popular parks to help pay for infrastructure improvements. [Full Article...]

Support for Marijuana Legalization Hits All-Time High

Support for Marijuana Legalization Hits All-Time High A new Gallup poll shows 64 percent of Americans now think marijuana should be legal, the highest level since tracking began in 1969. To put that in perspective, only 12% of Americans supported legalization that year. "The trajectory of Americans' views on marijuana is similar to that of their views on same-sex marriage over the past couple of decades", Gallup said in its analysis of the data. [Full Article...]

After Sherin Mathews' death, adoption centers in Bihar under police scanner

After Sherin Mathews' death, adoption centers in Bihar under police scanner Subsequently the Dallas County Medical Examiners Office confirmed the identity of the child recovered on Sunday as Sherin Mathews by using dental records. "She was coughing and her breathing slowed", the affidavit said. "Let's just try our best to breathe and regroup to focus our energy back on this little girl, this princess and find ways to seek her justice as best and as quick as possible", s... [Full Article...]

First lawsuit filed against Weinstein Company

First lawsuit filed against Weinstein Company He wouldn't take no for an answer. "He held me down on the bed". I tried to get away, tried to get him off me, and kept asking him to stop but it was impossible. But a meeting at his hotel room to discuss potential opportunities turned uncomfortable when he asked her for a massage, she claimed. The "Suburbicon" star also said it is important to acknowledge the recent wave of allegations against ... [Full Article...]

Rs 7-L cr infra boost to revive economy

Rs 7-L cr infra boost to revive economy The Centre on Tuesday announced a ₹5.35 lakh crore road construction package, called BharatMala Pariyojana, in a bid to spur the economy as private investment remains moribund. According to the plans, most of the projects under Bharatmala will be implemented using the Engineering-Procurement-Construction model and the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) will be given full autonomy irrespect... [Full Article...]

Father of missing Texas girl now claims she died choking on milk

Father of missing Texas girl now claims she died choking on milk The father of a 3-year-old Texas girl, who had initially declared his daughter missing, has admitted to forcing milk down his daughter's throat until she started choking and later died, police said Tuesday. Since the discovery of a child's body by police on Sunday, which they believe to be that of Sherin , her father has been re-arrested and charged with a further felony offense. [Full Article...]

JFK Assassination Documents Are About to Be Released - Is Oliver Stone Responsible?

Dan Mahaffee, vice-president and director of policy at Washington's Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, told VOA he worries that America has entered an "era of conspiracy theories" spurred by the loss of faith in government. [Full Article...]

Mega Millions Lottery Changes to Start Soon

Mega Millions has also been redesigned, with players selecting five numbers from 1 to 70 and a Mega Ball number from 1 to 25. Players will win $2 for matching the Mega Ball, an increase of $1. Eighth prize will increase from $2 to $4 and ninth prize will increase from $1 to $2. "We have a demand for innovation to keep fresh, entertaining lottery games and to deliver the attention-grabbing j... [Full Article...]

USA prepares to put nuclear bomber force back on Cold War alert

USA prepares to put nuclear bomber force back on Cold War alert U.S. President Donald Trump spoke on Sunday about North Korea , saying that the government was "prepared for everything". "This is yet one more step in ensuring that we're prepared", he told the online publication Defence One. "I've challenged... Air Force Global Strike Command to help lead the dialog, help with this discussion about 'What does conventional conflict look like with a nuclear e... [Full Article...]

UN, AU call for peaceful poll in Kenya

UN, AU call for peaceful poll in Kenya The US insists that NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka should not have withdrawn from the October 26 repeat presidential poll. "We are proud of our county commanders and county commissioners for aiding IEBC conduct peaceful election on August 8". But he also said attempts by the ruling party to change certain electoral laws ahead of the re-run were "unh... [Full Article...]


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