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Aug 29 2017

U.S. state department to abolish climate change envoy

Sen. The Trump administration will also keep an envoy promoting religious freedom overseas. The positions that Tillerson proposes cutting include ones that deal with:...

Aug 29 2017

Donald Trump to visit Texas following devastating flooding

Spokesman Jay Townsend says the water releases began early Monday at the Addicks and Barker reservoirs after water levels increased dramatically over the past few hours. ...

Aug 29 2017

Hurricane Harvey: Eight confirmed dead as downpour continues

Most experts doubt that Houston will experience anything close to the population loss suffered by New Orleans. Hurricanes are nothing new but the U.S. It continues to...

Aug 29 2017

Houston Police officer drowns in Harvey floodwaters

The officer was a veteran of the HPD for 30 years. KPRC live coverage of Cypress rescue Tuesday morning. Officials are still focused on rescue, Acevedo said, not reco...

Aug 29 2017

Local agencies to aid in animal relief efforts in Texas

There's Freddie, a white and black pit bull whose owner, Dawn Elvin, last saw him wearing a pack and a leash, running toward a flooding Houston bayou. But help is on the ...

Aug 29 2017

Entire Texas National Guard activated for Harvey search, rescue efforts

In the large-scale chaos that the storm has brought, emergency crews have been working to save stranded residents and cope with the flow of evacuees - even as more rain...

Aug 29 2017

Brazoria County Levee Breaches Following Hurricane Harvey

Brazoria County officials responded to the failure in the Columbia Lakes levee by bluntly urging anyone still in the area to get out immediately. "The levee at Columbia...

Aug 29 2017

Trump to talk with US Congress on funding Hurricane Harvey recovery

The president is sending the message of reassurance to people in the path of the storm, its massive rainfall and devastating floods. Trump promised that Congress would ...

Aug 29 2017

Anti-Whaling Activists Prove No Match for Japanese Military Leviathan

The group issued a statement on its website on Monday explaining that Japan is now using "military surveillance" to watch Sea Shepherd ship movements in real time...

Aug 29 2017

Swine Flu death toll reaches 30

Also, 152 new cases of swine flu were reported on Tuesday. The Telangana government on Tuesday said 165 positive cases of swine flu have been reported in the state sinc...

Aug 29 2017

Broadcaster RTM apologises for SEA Games flag gaffes

On Friday, broadcasters got Malaysia's own flag wrong during the men's 50m freestyle swimming finals, tagging national swimmer Keith Lim Kit Sern with the Singaporean...

Aug 29 2017

Tracking Tropical Storm Harvey and where the impacts could be felt next

The still organizing storm east of Georgia and SC could become Tropical Storm Irma in the next day or so, but it will more likely be a hybrid storm, meaning it will have ...

Aug 29 2017

Keep kids safe as they head back to school

The boards say that two of their school bus carriers, Sharp Bus Lines and Stock Transportation, have notified them of driver shortages. "They may go a little bit faster"....

Aug 29 2017

Floods could help hundreds of gators escape reptile park

The alligators living in the sanctuary were rescued from the surrounding area, Saurage said, mostly ones that found their way into residential neighborhoods and needed to...

Aug 29 2017

NYC to hike price of cigarette packs to $13, highest in US

The measures create a retail license fee for sellers of electronic cigarettes and nearly double the licensing fee for tobacco retailers to $200. The numbers will be red...

Aug 29 2017

North Korea launched another missile towards Japan

In August, in response to North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile tests, China allowed the United Nations to ban North Korean exports of coal, iron, iron ore, l...

Aug 29 2017

Traders Secrets on CBRE Group, Inc. (CBG), Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX)

Tracking the stock price in relation to moving averages as well as highs and lows for the year might assist with evaluating future stock performance. Comparatively, 1.4% ...

Aug 29 2017

Hurricane Harvey: Nearly 200 Indian students marooned in Houston, says Sushma Swaraj

While the students, aged in their 20s, had rescued one of the Indians, the police officer rescued the second. The students were marooned in the campus after the Hurric...

Aug 29 2017

Kushner discussed moving United States embassy to Jerusalem with Netanyahu

He also warned that Israeli provocations at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem will lead to dire consequences whose responsibility will be of the Israeli government alone. The...

Aug 29 2017

Trump comments on border wall funding

Texas has been staring down a humanitarian and economic crisis following Hurricane Harvey , which made landfall late Friday evening as a Category 4 hurricane. With Trum...