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by | August 31, 2017 | 05:21

Nearly a half of American voters support President Donald Trump's plan to increase troops in Afghanistan, while nearly the same number oppose the plan, a new poll showed. But only 31 percent of Republicans say they agree with him on everything, while 38 percent say they agree with him on many things. A slim majority of Americans - 51 percent - say they think he is intelligent, but 65 percent describe him as "selfish" and 55 percent say he's "prejudiced".

by | August 31, 2017 | 05:23

After passing the Mid-Atlantic coast Tuesday , the system could clip Cape Cod on Wednesday . Now forecasters are watching a second storm system in the middle of the Atlantic, which is now Tropical Storm Irma . The FOX 5 Storm Team believes this system does have the potential to strengthen into a tropical storm and cause problems for residents hit hard previous year by Hurricane Matthew.

by | August 31, 2017 | 05:19

On Monday night, water rose to chest-high in some areas, flooding homes and forcing hundreds of evacuations in one neighborhood according to Lake Charles Fire Department Division Chief Lennie LaFleur. Harvey barreled ashore late Friday as a Category 4 hurricane, first walloping the Texas coast, including the cities of Rockport and Galveston. "It's rough", she said, her voice cracking.

by | August 31, 2017 | 04:59

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said he established a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund after "after receiving an overwhelming number of inquiries from citizens and corporations who would like to help". And the Seattle Weather Blog tweeted Monday morning that measured precipitation in Houston since Friday was nearing Seattle's total since January 1.

by | August 31, 2017 | 04:40

Thursday night: Patchy fog after 4 a.m. Calm wind becoming east around 5 miles per hour in the afternoon. Temperatures Monday will likely hit the lower 90s before a cold front cools it back into the upper 70s by Tuesday . Instead we are in for mostly sunny skies this afternoon and a high in the upper 70s, which is just a couple degrees cooler than normal for late August.

by | August 31, 2017 | 04:43

It allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate disaster relief efforts in the affected areas, and it authorizes the federal government to cover 75 percent of certain emergency measures. The state will request additional parishes be added to this request as warranted. Forecasters do not expect Harvey to pose a significant threat to New Orleans, though the city's drainage system remains a source of uncertainty.

by | August 31, 2017 | 03:18

South Korea's largest automaker, said Tuesday it has halted auto production at its plants in China as tensions between Seoul and Beijing over an US anti-missile system hurt its sales and left it unable to pay a supplier. In the January-July period, Hyundai sold a total of 351,292 vehicles in China, down 41 percent from 592,785 units a year earlier. In the January-July period, Hyundai sold a total of around 350-thousand vehicles in China, down 41-percent from some 600-thousand units past year.

by | August 31, 2017 | 03:09

Former President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush sent a salute from afar Monday to the responders handling Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston , one of their hometowns. The younger Bush also grew up in Texas. "Right now they're recovering, and so the key thing on the recovery is to keep people safe", he continued. The Bushes' imprint is evident throughout the city and Harris County.

by | August 31, 2017 | 02:54

Councilman Joe Buscaino , who is an Italian-American, was the lone "no" vote on Wednesday. Prior to LA, Phoenix, Arizona, was the largest city to officially adopt Indigenous Peoples' Day. Activists have been pushing for the removal of statues honoring military leaders who served the Confederacy. Indigenous Peoples' Day was created as a counter-holiday to Columbus Day and, in 1994, was declared as an internationally-recognized holiday by the United Nations.

by | August 31, 2017 | 02:31

In a brief interview with Observer following a news conference where she endorsed Eric Gonzalez for Brooklyn district attorney, James said she wants the Columbus statue to stay put. Police additionally told NBC affiliate WNBC they're looking into whether it was inspired by the violence in Charlottesville, Va., which was partially sparked by the removal of a Robert E.

by | August 31, 2017 | 02:10

She clarified that the statement did not come from any Metro Nashville office and did not exemplify the beliefs of the city as a whole. Issued by a group calling themselves the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood , the statement reaffirms support for marriage only between a man and a woman, individuals' "true identity" as men and women, and the sinfulness of homosexuality.

by | August 31, 2017 | 01:24

A source within the GPC said the clashes erupted at a rebel checkpoint in the southern neighbourhood of Hadda after a dispute between fighters manning the checkpoint and armed supporters of Saleh who were driving by. "The Saudi Arabia-led coalition has conducted scores of unlawful airstrikes, some of which may amount to war crimes, that have killed thousands of civilians and hit schools, hospitals, markets, and homes", they added .

by | August 31, 2017 | 01:16

A few moments later, he made her wildest dreams come true. Nicole Rochelle Norris, 30, was charged Saturday with driving under the influence of intoxicants, according to KATU in Portland . "He was a very fearless courageous young man", Wilde told KATU. "Even doing something as hard as turning in your own parent", Wilde said. On top the DUI charge, she could also face child endangerment charges for making the idiotic decision to put her son's life at risk while she drove drunk.

by | August 31, 2017 | 01:06

The first lady of the United States has opted for high heels , an accessory not recommended by weather tropical storm. The fact that she wore high heels when boarding a plane, regardless of her destination, is not newsworthy. Melania Trump's office provided the press with a few brief remarks on the criticism, saying, "It's sad that people are anxious about her shoes during a natural disaster".

by | August 31, 2017 | 01:07

Two members of the California Highway Patrol and one member of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department were shot on Wednesday afternoon, local authorities report. At some point, one sheriff's deputy was struck by gunfire. Several SWAT vehicles from multiple different law enforcement agencies were on scene. El Camino High School and Arden Arcade Middle School were placed on a brief lockdown, but that has since been lifted, according to San Juan Unified School District spokesman Trent ...

by | August 31, 2017 | 01:01

As of 2015, there were 57 employees at the Crosby plant. The reason this was such a big deal is because the primary challenge to getting the Arkema plant through the storm safely has been ensuring the products, which are supposed to be stored at very low temperatures, keep cool.

by | August 31, 2017 | 00:53

When authorities attempted to detain the man, they needed to use a Taser to subdue him, per WABC . Paramedics tried to revive the woman when they arrived at an apartment in the Highbridge section of the Bronx around 5:25 p.m., WPIX-TV reported .

by | August 31, 2017 | 00:32

Funds will be provided to the American Red Cross to help with relief efforts, including supporting volunteer efforts, opening shelters and providing meals and other supplies. "Please help by donating what you can!" And she certainly wasn't alone when it comes to famous folks who were willing to step up. What's going to happen is that water is still going to sit in Houston.

by | August 31, 2017 | 00:09

The rain in Lake Charles has been steady the last four days, but it became risky Monday night and almost 200 residents were forced to evacuate. Some 600 National Guardsmen have been put on Harvey duty in Lake Charles. "I would like to suggest he might visit a shelter if he had time to visit with victims". The storm is tracking further north, pulling its outer rain bands away from New Orleans .

by | August 31, 2017 | 00:06

Scammers are apparently exploiting Hurricane Harvey to dupe people with phishing campaigns. If you are donating via a public fundraising website (often called "crowdfunding"), review the site's safety and security policies before making a payment.

by | August 30, 2017 | 23:37

However, this isn't a win. While now active trans military members can keep serving until then, Trump has directed the military not to accept any new transgender recruits . For the first time, transgender service members could serve openly, and several thousand people in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard did so.

by | August 30, 2017 | 22:50

The firm owned 30,495 shares of the entertainment giant's stock after buying an additional 1,019 shares during the period. Another trade for 3,879 shares valued at $334,265 was made by Skoufalos Ioannis on Monday, May 22. On Thursday, January 14 the stock rating was initiated by Drexel Hamilton with "Buy". The stock has "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, August 14.

by | August 30, 2017 | 21:30

An estimated 18,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled across the border into Bangladesh since Friday to escape the latest escalation of violence in western Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state. Still, more than 8,700 have registered in Bangladesh since Friday, the United Nations said. Edwards said the UNHCR can not verify reports that hundreds, if not thousands, of people have been killed and injured in Rakhine state.

by | August 30, 2017 | 21:00

The two launches in July triggered an global crisis as President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un exchanged in volatile rhetoric. In July, it launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, which North Korea claims could reach "anywhere in the world".

by | August 30, 2017 | 20:00

Heavy rains in Mumbai are recorded as the highest rate of fall. More so, a doctor from Bombay Hospital, Dr Deepak Amrapurkar, left for home from Bombay Hospital in the evening on Tuesday and has gone missing. The official also said teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are on alert and the Navy too has kept divers and choppers on standby to evacuate people if needed.

by | August 30, 2017 | 19:04

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Ashville, N.C., has been working feverishly on a mass rescue of four coastal animal shelters. For many victims of natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey , the thought of leaving their pets behind is one of the toughest decisions.

by | August 30, 2017 | 18:55

In response the IFRC - working with the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and the Nepal Red Cross - have launched appeals to support nearly 200,000 vulnerable people with immediate relief and long-term help in water and sanitation, health and shelter.

by | August 30, 2017 | 18:42

Kirkuk province has always been at the center of disputes between Baghdad and the Kurds. The oil-rich Kirkuk province is cited to be among the disputed territories between the Iraqi central government and the KRG, which is defined in Article 140 of the Iraqi constitution, adopted after USA invasion of Iraq and the toppling of Saddam Hussein.

by | August 30, 2017 | 18:36

Federal investigators are now exploring whether Pres. Trump "knowingly made a false statement", a source familiar with the investigation told NBC News . A person familiar with Mueller's strategy said that whether or not Trump made a "knowingly false statement" is now of interest to prosecutors. Mueller was appointed special counsel in May by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to look into Russia's attempts to influence the USA presidential election and to see whether any members of ...

by | August 30, 2017 | 18:28

Authorities said that the mother pulled into a parking lot, got out and grabbed her young child. Officers pulled the child and the mother into the boat. First responders lifted the child from her mother's body and tried to revive the woman, but she never regained consciousness. "When the baby was found the baby was clinging to her".

by | August 30, 2017 | 18:27

Monday saw cloudy and mainly dry conditions for most of the Arklatex. As it passes tonight , CT is expected to have winds between 16 and 18 miles per hour. Central New York Rain and thunder will be possible for a time later Saturday into Sunday . We will have breezy north winds at 10-20 miles per hour.

by | August 30, 2017 | 18:23

When I interviewed Ms Dugdale shortly after she became leader that summer, I asked her how long she thought it would take to turn the party around, expecting her to say something rather bland. She leaves with more Scottish Labour MPs in Westminster than she started with: impressive, given many had assumed Scottish Labour was dead for at least a generation after the SNP surge in 2015.

by | August 30, 2017 | 18:17

During their dinner, May and Abe discussed North Korea's missile launch and agreed to cooperate in urging China to step up pressure on the North, according to Japan's Foreign Ministry. Earlier this week, North Korea warned Britain "faces a miserable end" if it takes part in US and South Korean military exercises in the region. Some companies have also said that they are sounding out options to move elsewhere in Europe in order to maintain access to the single market.

by | August 30, 2017 | 17:53

Perritt Capital Management holds 0.15% or 7,359 shares in its portfolio. Visa Inc Com Cl A now has $237.41 billion valuation. About 312 shares traded. Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in CMCSA. Franklin Resource has invested 0.46% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA).

by | August 30, 2017 | 17:29

Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea have been rising in recent months over Pyongyang's development of its nuclear programme. Among other things, Pyongyang has repeatedly flight-tested its solid fuel, medium-range Pukkuksong-2 ballistic missile this year.