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AP Defends Its 'Misleading' Article About EPA's Hurricane Harvey Cleanup Efforts

AP Defends Its 'Misleading' Article About EPA's Hurricane Harvey Cleanup Efforts The EPA had yet to visit any of the sites, according to the AP story , which noted a study completed under former President Barack Obama's administration that concluded flooding at these sites could cause the spread of toxic materials. [Full Article...]

Senior journo Gauri Lankesh shot dead at her Bengaluru home

Senior journo Gauri Lankesh shot dead at her Bengaluru home She took over editorship of the popular publication Lankesh Patrike after her father passed away and later started her own publication, Gauri Lankesh Patrike . The murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh barely two hours ago by unidentified assailants have left many pondering over the right to dissent, a right most vehemently advocated by the late journo, a vocal critic of the right-wing. [Full Article...]

Workers rally for $15 minimum wage

Burrows also noted that today's strike was particularly meaningful to full-time and contract workers at Duke who recently won a $15 minimum wage-a demand that Duke Students and Workers in Solidarity had made during the Allen Building protests in April 2016. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation says it has seen no positive impact from North Korea sanctions

Russian Federation says it has seen no positive impact from North Korea sanctions Last week, the Trump administration ordered Moscow to close its consulate in San Francisco and trade missions in Washington and NY. But it's hard to conduct a dialogue with people who confuse Austria and Australia . The Trump administration last week ordered the closure of three Russian facilities in the U.S.: The San Francisco consulate and trade missions in NY and Washington. [Full Article...]

Modi, Shah playing 'dirty politics': Shiv Sena on cabinet reshuffle

Modi, Shah playing 'dirty politics': Shiv Sena on cabinet reshuffle A senior party leader told The Indian Express that "imandari, samajhdari, pratibaddhatha aur mehnat" (honesty, wisdom, commitment and hard work) were the key factors that weighed in favour of Sitharaman . Having served as BJP general secretary and vice-president before he was drafted into the government, the Cabinet rank is being seen as recognition for Naqvi's steadfast commitment to the party... [Full Article...]

Montana wildfires lowering the air quality

Montana wildfires lowering the air quality The Department of Public Health recommends people limit outdoor activity due to the poor air quality. Areas close to fires could see air quality levels reach unhealthy or hazardous status while the remainder of the area will likely see moderate to unhealthy air quality as effects from wildfire smoke get worse as well. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma now Cat 4 heading for the Caribbean

Hurricane Irma now Cat 4 heading for the Caribbean Irma is expected to stay a major hurricane as it tracks westward this week. USA residents were urged to monitor the storm's progress in case it turns north toward Florida, Georgia or the Carolinas. Irma could arrive as a risky major hurricane in the Bahamas and Cuba later this week, the hurricane center said. Hurricane warnings have since been issued for the islands of Antigua and Barbu... [Full Article...]

China pledges firm support to African development

China pledges firm support to African development Previously on September 4, India hailed a big diplomatic win after the BRICS leaders condemned terrorist attacks on India and other BRICS countries. In a media briefing after the meeting, India's Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar described the meeting as "constructive", and said the leaders wanted to prevent a recurrence of the military stand-off. [Full Article...]

Final 9 Fade-Out Costs Leishman Shot at Biggest Win

Final 9 Fade-Out Costs Leishman Shot at Biggest Win A points reset will take place prior to the Tour Championship, giving all players in the field a mathematical opportunity to win the Tour title. All total, there were seven lead changes on the closing nine before Spieth's putter finally went cold and Thomas pulled away, making methodical birdies at Nos. [Full Article...]

Tennessee beats Georgia Tech in double overtime, 42-41: 3 takeaways

Tennessee beats Georgia Tech in double overtime, 42-41: 3 takeaways Somehow the Jackets are 0-1. "We didn't really change anything with the game plan", Callaway said. The Jackets led 14-7 at halftime, accepted the ball to open the second half and promptly took complete control of the game with an 11-play, 80-yard drive that consumed almost six minutes - almost 20 percent of the available game time to that point. [Full Article...]

US Ambassador Haley: Kim Jong Un 'begging for war'

US Ambassador Haley: Kim Jong Un 'begging for war' President Trump responded to the tests with a series of tweets, in which he dubbed North Korea a "rogue nation" and said its "words and actions continue to be very hostile and risky to the United States". "We also forecast North Korea could fire an intercontinental ballistic missile", Jang Kyoung-soo, acting deputy minister of national defense policy, told a parliament hearing on Monday. [Full Article...]

Ezekiel Elliott hearing ends; Harold Henderson pressured for ruling by Monday

Ezekiel Elliott hearing ends; Harold Henderson pressured for ruling by Monday The punishment was issued by National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell on August 11 after an investigation revealed Elliott allegedly assaulted Tiffany Thompson , who said she was Elliott's girlfriend. The new petition is asking the US District Court in Texas to vacate the suspension if it's upheld by Henderson. The lawsuit says the union and Elliott's representatives plan to file f... [Full Article...]

PA arrests activist in Hebron

PA arrests activist in Hebron The arrests were slammed by Amnesty International. In a statement released shortly before his arrest, Amro said: "All my writings on social media are part of the freedom of opinion and expression stipulated by the Palestinian Basic Law and are protected by all global laws and conventions". [Full Article...]

Kenyan election commission sets date for new vote

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a nationally televised address Saturday the country must "fix" its Supreme Court, which invalidated last month's presidential election result that showed a Kenyatta victory. Supporters of the decision could be heard in the streets when the Chief Justice, David Maraga , read out the Court's decision. "We will not share power", Odinga, speaking in Kiswa... [Full Article...]

European companies must alert employees if work email is being monitored

European companies must alert employees if work email is being monitored The grand chamber of the European Court of. "Respect for private life and for the privacy of correspondence continues to exist, even if these may be restricted in so far as necessary", it added. The decision on Tuesday by the 17 most senior judges at the Strasbourg-based court in France modifies a ruling in January previous year when the court found that employers were justified in snooping ... [Full Article...]

Car Sprays Burning Fuel Into Crowd During Motor Event

Car Sprays Burning Fuel Into Crowd During Motor Event Many spectators captured the moment the fuel ignited on their smartphones. The popular Northern Territory event attracted thousands of motoring enthusiasts from across the country. It's understood the most seriously wounded will be airlifted to a hospital in another state for specialist treatment. "This is a distressing situation, however all patients are receiving the care they need", the o... [Full Article...]

Mattis on North Korea: 'We Have Many Military Options'

Mattis on North Korea: 'We Have Many Military Options' The North Korean regime has announced that it has successfully tested a new hydrogen bomb designed precisely to be attached to the new intercontinental ballistic missiles tested in Pyongyang during the past few months. Trump also warned on Sunday that the time for "appeasement" was over and threatened drastic economic sanctions. Following the meeting with military officials, the President said "... [Full Article...]

Pregnant woman and her two children killed in Berks County fire

Pregnant woman and her two children killed in Berks County fire Thick smoke and flames could be seen pouring out of the structure. After extinguishing the flames, fire fighters found the bodies of a pregnant woman and her 5-year-old and 2-year-old child in the home. Authorities say a man escaped through a bedroom window. "It was from the bottom of the grass all the way up.like a big fire ball", said Ashley Neider. [Full Article...]

Labor Day holiday schedule

Labor Day holiday schedule Recycling collected by Waste Management, Inc., regularly scheduled for Monday will instead be picked up Tuesday, Sept. 5. Here's a quick guide detailing what's open and what's not on Labor Day. The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing for the tentative budget for the 2017-18 year at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Miami-Dade garbage and recycling collection: Normal schedule. [Full Article...]

India new defence minister hails progress for women

India new defence minister hails progress for women External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was already a part of the committee, which will now have Sitharaman as the defence minister. After three years of five-star performance, PM Narendra Modi on Sunday gave two of his government's poster boys - Dharmendra Pradhan and Piyush Goyal - their due by elevating them to Cabinet rank but also indicated he expects much more from them by giving ... [Full Article...]


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