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Family of 6 drowns inside van during Hurricane Harvey

Family of 6 drowns inside van during Hurricane Harvey As he managed to free himself from the vehicle, the driver told the children to try to escape out of the back door of the van, but they were unable to get it open. So far, authorities haven't located the bodies. The Harris County Sheriff's Department has not yet confirmed that the van's six missing occupants are dead. [Full Article...]

Danny Duffy - Kansas City Royals - 2017 Player Profile

Danny Duffy - Kansas City Royals - 2017 Player Profile Royals pitcher Danny Duffy was cited Sunday in Overland Park for driving under the influence, police said Tuesday. As Deadspin noted , Kevin Keitzman , a reporter for Kansas City sports radio station WHB, tweeted out more details about the incident, including that the police were called after Duffy reportedly fell asleep while in the drive-through at a Burger King. [Full Article...]

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

Pakistan Postpones Top US Official Visit Following Trump's Afghanistan Speech The message to Pakistan though was harsh and condemnatory. Pakistan this week angrily rejected the proposed visit of two senior USA officials to Islamabad to sort out differences after the Trump administration recognized India's stakes in Afghanistan and virtually called Pakistan a terrorist state. [Full Article...]

Dallas creates website to organize Harvey relief efforts

Dallas creates website to organize Harvey relief efforts The din inside eventually fell as thousands of people went to bed. The athletic center has been set up as a clearinghouse - meaning all evacuees arriving in Fort Worth will first go to the complex for processing and then be sent to other shelters in the area. [Full Article...]

Stetson University DB Nicholas Adam Blakely Collapsed & Died

Stetson University DB Nicholas Adam Blakely Collapsed & Died He was taken to Florida Hospital DeLand, where he passed away. Football coach Roger Hughes broke the news to the team and the school said grief counselors are available. "An informal gathering of Nick's friends and colleagues will be held at Allen Hall Tuesday, Aug. 29, at noon", according to Stetson, which says it will pass along news on a memorial soon. [Full Article...]

Comedy own goal dampens Malaysia's golden SEA Games day

Comedy own goal dampens Malaysia's golden SEA Games day Malaysia is ranked 12th in the world while Myanmar is ranked 85th. Malaysia last met Thailand at the SEA Games football final in 2001 at the same venue when the Thais won 1-0 through a victor from Sarawut Treephan. Earlier today, Malaysia clinched four gold medals in the hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon finals through Koi Sie Yan (hoop and clubs), Izzah Amzan (ball) and Amy Kwan Dict Weng (ri... [Full Article...]

June Home Prices Continue Steep Rise: Case-Shiller

June Home Prices Continue Steep Rise: Case-Shiller Metro Denver's average home resale prices were up 7.6 percent in June from a year earlier, today's report says. The index, released Tuesday, tracks prices in 20 major metropolitan areas nationwide. Lower prices will give a net plus to home sales as it gives first-time buyers a better chance at buying a home. The index is a composite of single-family home price indices for the nine U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump Organization exec emailed Putin's press secretary for help on Moscow project

In an email to Mr Trump's lawyer about the project, Mr Sater brags about his influence in Moscow, writing: "I arranged for Ivanka to sit in Putins private chair at his desk and office in the Kremlin". Trump has repeatedly cast doubt on US intelligence conclusions that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 campaign, and he has denied having investments there, though he acknowledged in May that h... [Full Article...]

North Korea: Kim Jong-un 'fathered third child in February'

North Korea: Kim Jong-un 'fathered third child in February' The rogue state fired a ballistic missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido today - which is seen as Kim Jong-un's most brazen provocation yet. Little is known about Ri, who accompanied Kim to his father's funeral in late 2011, sparking widespread speculation about the couple. It was became publicly known about Kim Jong Un's marriage to Li Sol Chu in the summer of 2012. [Full Article...]

Sea Shepherd ends decade-long fight against Japanese whaling

Sea Shepherd ends decade-long fight against Japanese whaling Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson said the group won't be sending a ship to the south this year, with Japan's military monitoring the group's vessels ― meaning Sea Shepherd can't get close enough to Japanese whaling ships to monitor or disrupt them. [Full Article...]

With a missile over Japan, North Korea dares Trump to respond

With a missile over Japan, North Korea dares Trump to respond Rob Manning, the director of press operations at the Department of Defense, said Monday evening in a statement . President Trump expressed his disappointment with China in July, saying that the communist regime had not done anything to help the United States restrain North Korea . [Full Article...]

Federal judge dismisses Palin's libel claim again the Times

Federal judge dismisses Palin's libel claim again the Times Under First Amendment law, mere mistakes alone don't constitute defamation of a public figure-there needs to be "actual malice" behind the error. The former Alaska governor/vice presidential candidate/tabloid fixture sued the Times in June over an editorial that had suggested a link between Tuscon, Arizona mass shooter Jared Lee Loughner and a map placed in an ad by Palin's political act... [Full Article...]

Texas levee breached; residents told to 'get out now!'

Texas levee breached; residents told to 'get out now!' Columbia Lakes residents in Brazoria County were evacuating immediately, following orders from county officials. The county was struggling to keep up with the number of calls it was receiving, finally tweeting out a plea to limit mobile phone calls to emergencies only, explaining that priority callers were having trouble getting through. [Full Article...]

Mexico Offers Aid to Texas After Hurricane Harvey

Mexico Offers Aid to Texas After Hurricane Harvey After promising Americans on the campaign trail that Mexico would pay for a multi-billion dollar border wall , then subsequently telling the president of Mexico that he understood Mexico wouldn't really pay for it, President Donald Trump is back to claiming that Mexico will pay for it. [Full Article...]

Murray withdraws from US Open with hip injury

Murray withdraws from US Open with hip injury Below is all you need to know to watch the action and below that is a list of all the singles matches, including seeded opponents. He has won all three meetings they have played this year and dating back to his victory over the Spaniard in the 2015 Basel final, Federer has won four in a row over Nadal . [Full Article...]

Houston Police Officer Drowns After Getting Trapped in Floodwaters

Houston Police Officer Drowns After Getting Trapped in Floodwaters A Houston police officer drowned while going to work on the effort to rescue those left devastated by Harvey , according to police. His eyes filling with tears and his voice cracking with emotion, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo pledged that the city and department would give the slain officer, who drowned in the flooding, full honors. [Full Article...]

Barletta to announce run for US Senate on Tuesday

Barletta to announce run for US Senate on Tuesday Bob Casey's seat in Pennsylvania. In a video posted on his campaign website , the Hazleton lawmaker formally announced the Senate bid that he's been publicly mulling since May with encouragement from President Donald Trump . "After talking to Mary Grace and our family, many people across Pennsylvania, and saying a few prayers, I have made a decision to run for the United States Senate", Ba... [Full Article...]

The Tower Hamlets foster child story sums up a rotten borough

The Tower Hamlets foster child story sums up a rotten borough He said: "Guidelines say that a child's religious background and heritage should be protected if that's what the family wants". She needs surroundings in which she'll feel secure. that has not happened...what we need to do is find out whether this is just a one-off example or whether it is wide-spread". An Ofsted inspection at Tower Hamlets council in April this year has allegedly found "widespr... [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump promises federal aid to storm-ravaged Texas

President Donald Trump promises federal aid to storm-ravaged Texas He said he might return on Saturday and could stop in Louisiana where the storm is now dumping rain. Forecasters expect the storm to continue raging over the state until at least the weekend. Fifty counties have been declared state disaster zones. The storm inflicted more than $100 billion in damage, with most of it caused by wind, storm surge and the failure of the levees. [Full Article...]

Turkish, Palestinian presidents vow to revive Middle East peace process

Turkish, Palestinian presidents vow to revive Middle East peace process The Palestinians have expressed impatience with the White House, which has not yet offered a plan for forging peace despite Trump's early pledges to pursue what he calls "the ultimate deal". The Turkish president stressed that the solution to the Palestinian case was not only in the interest of the Palestinians but also in Israel's interest, stressing that Turkey would maintain its efforts towards... [Full Article...]


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