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North Korea launches trio of missiles amidst US-South Korea military drills

The launches, which took place over a span of 30 minutes, came as North Korean state media reported that leader Kim Jong-Un oversaw a military exercise simulating a special forces assault on South Korean border islands involving aircraft, "multiple-missile launchers" and howitzers. [Full Article...]

United States president raises stakes on Mexico border wall project

United States president raises stakes on Mexico border wall project Congress must agree to an overall funding bill that Trump signs into law by September 30 or the government will shut down, according to CNBC. Wednesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan said he and Trump share "very legitimate concerns" about the border , but said a shutdown is "not in our interest". [Full Article...]

US central bank chief rebukes Trump over plan to lift regulations

US central bank chief rebukes Trump over plan to lift regulations European Central Bank President Mario Draghi , speaking at the Federal Reserve's annual retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, said it was a particularly unsafe time to loosen regulation given that central banks are still supporting their economies with accommodative monetary policies. [Full Article...]

Pakistan Postpones Visit By Top US Official Following Trump's Afghanistan Speech

Pakistan Postpones Visit By Top US Official Following Trump's Afghanistan Speech In response to Trump's "disappointing" accusations, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired the meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC), where Pakistan's top security body discussed the recent review of USA policy for the Pak-Afghan region and strongly rejected certain allegations leveled against the country. [Full Article...]

North Korea fires three missiles into sea

The second missile launch appears to have blown up nearly immediately. South Korea's presidential office held a national security council meeting to discuss the missiles, which are the first known launches since July, when the North successfully flight tested a pair of intercontinental ballistic missiles that analysts say could reach deep into the U.S. [Full Article...]

North Korea Fires 3 Short-Range Ballistic Missiles, US Says

North Korea Fires 3 Short-Range Ballistic Missiles, US Says Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said that the projectiles fired from the North's eastern coast flew about 250 kilometers (155 miles), though it did not mention any failures. Applications for new or expanded investment in North Korea by Chinese companies would not be approved, the ministry said. North Korea has conducted more than a dozen missile tests this year, including two using ICBMS, s... [Full Article...]

Red Cross volunteers from Nebraska helping in Texas

Red Cross volunteers from Nebraska helping in Texas They are now 40 volunteers in the region, who have been deployed to help in the affected areas. The director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Brock Long, said the government expects to conduct a "mass care mission" and predicted that the aftermath of the storm would require FEMA's involvement for years. [Full Article...]

More Iowa Red Cross Volunteers Traveling to Texas for Storm Relief Work

More Iowa Red Cross Volunteers Traveling to Texas for Storm Relief Work Most of their work is helping people in shelters. Montero told NJ 101.5 the New Jersey volunteers helped during Hurricane Sandy and are "trained in many different areas". In addition, the Red Cross has prepositioned blood products in Houston ahead of the storm to help ensure adequate blood supply is maintained over the weekend. [Full Article...]

Japan to conduct missile interceptor drills at United States bases

Japan to conduct missile interceptor drills at United States bases One appeared to have blown up nearly immediately while two flew about 250 km (155 miles) in a northeasterly direction, Pacific Command said , revising an earlier assessment that two of the missiles had failed in flight. The launch site is home to North Korea's Scud and Nodong missiles base, according to the Yonhap News Agency . The North routinely says it will never give up its weapons progr... [Full Article...]

North Korea uses multiple-rocket launcher to test missiles

It later amended its statement to say the missiles flew "approximately 250 kilometers in a northeastern direction". "The second missile launch at 12:07 p.m. Trump said on Wednesday that Kim Jong-Un was "starting to respect" the USA, hours after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said talks with the nuclear-armed North over its banned weapons programmes might be possible "in the near future". [Full Article...]

Schumer: Trump Should Not Risk Shutdown Over Border Wall

Schumer: Trump Should Not Risk Shutdown Over Border Wall He added: 'With Mexico being one of the highest crime Nations in the world, we must have THE WALL. Trump regularly refers to NAFTA as the "the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere". There is now no indication that funding for the wall would come from anywhere other than the US government. And the Hill reported Democrats are opposed to including funds for the wall in the bill. [Full Article...]

Counting in Panaji, Valpoi begins

Counting in Panaji, Valpoi begins The results will be declared within three hours. In Valpoi, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane of the BJP is contesting against Roy Naik of the Congress. The Delhi bypoll result will decide the fate of candidates of the three major political parties - the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the BJP and the Congress, all of whom have exuded confidence about winning the Assembly seat reserved for the SC c... [Full Article...]

Divers find remains of missing sailors in United States destroyer collision

Divers find remains of missing sailors in United States destroyer collision The USS John S. McCain collision marks the fourth accident involving a USA warship this year and the second deadly accident this year. The McCain , an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, and a Liberian-flagged oil tanker more than three times its size collided before dawn near the entrance to the Strait of Malacca, one of the world's busiest shipping lanes. [Full Article...]

Coast Guard rescues 15 people from Port Aransas waters

Coast Guard rescues 15 people from Port Aransas waters White told the Coast Guard that a wave had hit the dinghy, sending him overboard. The video is part of a larger effort to recruit 5,000 more Coast Guard officers, spokesman Levi Read said. It was the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2005, and it was expected to hover over Texas until at least midweek. Forecasters warn that it could cause catastrophic flooding in ... [Full Article...]

After deadly protests, Indian states in lockdown for 'godman's' rape sentencing

After deadly protests, Indian states in lockdown for 'godman's' rape sentencing Interrogations of arrested Dera men have exposed their sinister plans to disturb law and order by provoking Dera followers who had been given specific instructions to reach Panchkula , where a CBI Special court announced its final judgement. [Full Article...]

Houston news anchors forced to flee as water rushes into TV station

Houston news anchors forced to flee as water rushes into TV station Water began flowing into the lobby of the building Sunday morning, and the news station first moved its crew upstairs as the first floor studio began to flood. Its cab was filling up with water, while the driver, Robert, was still inside. They weren't - until she said that. "There's a truck driver stuck right here in about 10 feet of water", Smith said, motioning to the trapped driver. [Full Article...]

Bears WR suffers knee injury

Bears WR suffers knee injury Linebacker Wesley Woodyard came to finish off the tackle and Meredith's leg planted and bent in a way you never want it to bend. Earlier this week, the Patriots lost Julian Edelman to a torn ACL. That was a high-profile example of the dangers of National Football League preseason; today, we got another example, though it happened to a player with whom you're likely not quite as familiar. [Full Article...]

Photos Of Saturday's Rallies And Protests Against Hate In San Francisco

Agents detained 23 Chinese nationals and seven Mexican citizens they say they think crossed into the US illegally. Despite the fact that rally organizer Amber Cummings had earlier canceled her demonstration, saying she anxious that protesters would attack her supporters, an estimated 4,000 people still showed up in the record heat to voice their opposition to white supremacists and other "alt-... [Full Article...]

Lufkin set for World Championship contest against Japan

Lufkin set for World Championship contest against Japan Japan was undefeated in their five tournament games, outscoring their opponents 39-3 in Williamsport, including a 5-0 win over Mexico on Saturday in the global championship game. Miyahara has six hits in 12 at-bats, and he has scored three runs. Keitaro Miyahara led Japan, going 3-for-4 with a home run and five RBIs. He's the first player from Little League's Challenger Division to get the honor... [Full Article...]

Trump's Approval Rating Hits New 39% Low — Politico Poll

Trump's Approval Rating Hits New 39% Low — Politico Poll A majority of that group says he's encouraged them deliberately rather than accidentally. 43 percent blame the white nationalist protesters most for the violence, while 36 percent say both the white nationalists and the counter protesters are equally to blame, and 9 percent blame the counter protesters most. [Full Article...]


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