Monday December 18-th, 2017

Louisiana flood threat diminishes, coordinated efforts continue in SW part of state Louisiana flood threat diminishes, coordinated efforts continue in SW part of state

Images of flood devastation in Houston revived painful memories for survivors of Hurricane Katrina , which made landfall in the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005. There were 269 people in shelters in Louisiana as of Tuesday afternoon. "He was here p...

Cabinet reshuffle: Kalraj Mishra confirms his resignation Cabinet reshuffle: Kalraj Mishra confirms his resignation

Modi had a meeting with BJP chief Amit Shah on Thursday evening, as party sources put it, to give final touches to what will be the third recast since May 2014 when the party swept to office. According to Firstpost , over half a dozen ministers ar...

Harvey shuts down America's largest gasoline pipeline, but don't panic just yet Harvey shuts down America's largest gasoline pipeline, but don't panic just yet

Southeast to Washington DC, Baltimore, and New Jersey. Earlier this week, the nation's largest refiner, Motiva, had initiated a full shutdown at its Port Arthur, Texas , plant. In North Carolina, the statewide average price is now $2.36 - whic...

SC to hear plea against deportation of Rohingyas SC to hear plea against deportation of Rohingyas

They provide aid and protection to all civilian populations. "We are told by Myanmar government that they are giving very careful and positive consideration to the recommendations in the report ", said joint secretary (Bangladesh-Myanmar) Sripri...

Military successfully tests intercept of ballistic missile Military successfully tests intercept of ballistic missile

Trump and Abe agreed they shared the goal of blocking the oil supply, according to the report . The test comes just one day after North Korea fired a similar missile over Japan . "The current ballistic rocket launching drill like a real war ...

United States gasoline prices surge to new high in wake of Hurricane Harvey United States gasoline prices surge to new high in wake of Hurricane Harvey

The company also asked that customers continue to make fuel purchases as normal and to avoid a rush on the pumps. Fuel prices have spiked in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey , which has prompted the shutdowns of several refineries and sparked con...

Gasoline prices head higher while motorists panic Gasoline prices head higher while motorists panic

But the main factor is the aftermath of tropical storm Harvey. Corpus Christi, Texas, is home to five refineries which account for 4.2 percent of total US oil refining capacity including such brands as Valero, Flint Hills, CITGO, Magellan and Bucke...

Hoosiers Hang with No. 2 Ohio State Before Buckeyes Pull Away Hoosiers Hang with No. 2 Ohio State Before Buckeyes Pull Away

No. 2 Ohio State's 49-21 victory saw the Buckeyes record 292 team rushing yards. The Hoosiers must replace Devine Redding , who rushed for more than 1,000 yards each of the previous two seasons. An Indiana drive was snuffed out on third-and-5 fr...

Congress seeks Modi's apology over demonetisation 'disaster' Congress seeks Modi's apology over demonetisation 'disaster'

The Central government was expecting that notes worth Rs 4 lakh crore would not return to the Reserve Bank. Sharma said demonetisation had led to a loss of GDP of Rs 2.25 lakh crore and the Prime Minister was "directly responsible". Black money ...

Over Half Of Voters Think Trump Is 'Tearing The Country Apart' Over Half Of Voters Think Trump Is 'Tearing The Country Apart'

Another 34% said they do not approve of the president' conduct. Christina Lees, a Trump voter who described herself as an independent who leans Republican, said she's now frustrated by Trump. "If President Trump's previous tax plans are any indic...

Risk of war with North Korea increasing, Malcolm Turnbull says Risk of war with North Korea increasing, Malcolm Turnbull says

The rocket was launched near Pyongyang and flew over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido before falling into the Pacific Ocean, according to the Japanese Defense Ministry. North Korea has one again come to the forefront of the global scene ...

Houston residents are flocking to convention centers to flee Harvey-induced floods Houston residents are flocking to convention centers to flee Harvey-induced floods

Austgen, 18, a student at the University of Houston , said she watched the flooding from her dorm room and felt compelled to help. Forecasters expect Harvey to stay over water and at 72 kph for 36 hours and then head back inland east of Houst...

Dera chief sentencing: CM Khattar summons emergency meeting Dera chief sentencing: CM Khattar summons emergency meeting

Prosecutors had called for a life sentence . The special court of India's Central Bureau of Investigation delivered the sentence near New Delhi on Monday. Singh's Dera Sacha Sauda sect describes itself as a social welfare and spiritual organ...

President Trump sets tax-cut test for Republicans President Trump sets tax-cut test for Republicans

They rehashed lines they've used since January: They want to simplify the code so Americans can file returns on postcards. "The tax code is now a source of frustration for tens of millions Americans". For every state, the average tax cut for milliona...

Sandra Bullock donates Dollars 1 mn to Hurricane Harvey victims Sandra Bullock donates Dollars 1 mn to Hurricane Harvey victims

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters traveling with Trump that his visit was focused on coordination among different levels of government and laying the groundwork for what's expected to be a lengthy recovery effort.

Robert Kraft Pledges $1M For Hurricane Harvey Relief

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump did not want the visit to disrupt recovery efforts, the Associated Press reported. The slow-moving storm's centre was likely to remain just off the coast of Texas through Tuesday n...

Trump defends controversial pardon of Arizona sheriff Trump defends controversial pardon of Arizona sheriff

The president had signaled his intent to pardon the controversial 85-year-old lawman in a campaign rally three days earlier in Phoenix, the seat of Maricopa County. "I'm sure getting a lot of people around the state asking me to challenge Flake", A...

Illinois House approves school bill on 2nd try Illinois House approves school bill on 2nd try

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill into law on Friday banning the gay panic and trans panic defense in murder cases, making IL the second state to do so, after California . "No, absolutely not. I've been here long enough that legislative perfecti...

Tropical storm warning now up for Outer Banks and sounds Tropical storm warning now up for Outer Banks and sounds

A Tropical Storm Warning now covers all coastal parishes and southern St. Martin Parish. It will gradually pick up forward speed, which will limit the amount of time it spends in our region to just one day: Tuesday . Later in the week, the storm...

Boston Celtics: 3 reasons Ainge should hold firm on Irving-Thomas deal Boston Celtics: 3 reasons Ainge should hold firm on Irving-Thomas deal

The Cavaliers , however, are "concerned about the timeline for his return this season", and according to Wojnarowski, "may try to make the case that Boston undersold them on the scope of the Thomas injury, and more specifically, how soon Thomas ...

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