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Trump expresses sadness over McConnell and Ryan's failure

Trump expresses sadness over McConnell and Ryan's failure Could have been so easy-now a mess!' Trump wrote in two successive tweets. If so, then Trump decided that the best way to mend fences with the congressional GOP would be to publicly scold "Mitch M." and "Paul R." for refusing to follow his sage legislative advice, and, thus, creating the debt ceiling "mess". [Full Article...]

US Congress will raise debt ceiling, has many options - Ryan

US Congress will raise debt ceiling, has many options - Ryan Though the wall was a key Trump campaign promise, it is not a priority for his party, particularly those who would rather cut government spending. Ditto the other vulnerable Republican senator up for re-election in 2018, Mr Flake, a more vocal Trump critic than Mr Heller. [Full Article...]

Trump Refuses to Single Out Russia as 'Security Threat'

Trump Refuses to Single Out Russia as 'Security Threat' Trump eventually took a follow-up question about what America would do if the Baltic situation escalates further. President Donald Trump claimed in a press conference Monday that Finland and Russian Federation have had a good relationship for a hundred years, ignoring the fact that Russian Federation invaded Finland during World War II. [Full Article...]

Alleged Would-Be Carjacker Clings to SUV That Drags Him Along the Road

Alleged Would-Be Carjacker Clings to SUV That Drags Him Along the Road A man suspected of trying to steal a auto was instead served a healthy dose of karma when he was dragged along the street holding on to the door handles for dear life. Kent police told KIRO 7 that he was arrested on multiple charges. The man also punched cars windows on other vehicles, police say, and attempted to break their door handles to gain entry to cars, according to KIRO. [Full Article...]

Trump threatens to shut down Govt, if necessary

Trump threatens to shut down Govt, if necessary The question is: Which government will he shut down? President Trump is certainly free to negotiate whichever way he wants to, but threatening a government shutdown to score a desperate political "win" shouldn't be one of those ways. -Mexico border. Could have been so easy-now a mess! Asked whether Trump's shutdown threat was an admission that Mexico was not going to pay for the wall's con... [Full Article...]

Pennsylvania is sending help to Texas

Pennsylvania is sending help to Texas And more might be on the way, as the U.S. Coast Guard and other rescue teams fight through an overwhelming number of rescue in the Houston area. The task force includes firefighters and medics from Newport News, Hampton and York County, but officials have not yet confirmed which members are part of the current response. [Full Article...]

Harvey not affecting Pittsburgh gasoline prices - for now

Harvey not affecting Pittsburgh gasoline prices - for now DeHaan in the price-tracking website's weekly media release. The Category 4 storm made landfall late Friday with 130 miles per hour winds and was reduced to a Category 1 storm early Saturday. "However, a clear understanding of overall damage at the refineries is unknown". Kloza says fallout from the hurricane could push up prices another 5 cents to 15 cents next week as a surge in Labor Day ... [Full Article...]

NJ representatives won't hold grudge against Texas, promise to support Harvey aid

NJ representatives won't hold grudge against Texas, promise to support Harvey aid The Federal Emergency Management Agency's disaster fund now contains more than $3 billion, but FEMA on Monday said response to Harvey is "quickly drawing down" disaster balances. On Friday as Hurricane Harvey crashed into his home state, Cruz signed a letter calling on President Trump to declare the situation a "major disaster". [Full Article...]

Raikkonen fastest in final Belgian GP practice

With Hamilton holding on, the race leader says it took some clever tactics to prevent Vettel from overtaking. The fastest 10 drivers who moved on to Q3 were: Hamilton, Bottas, Raikkonen , Verstappen, Vettel, Ricciardo, Palmer, Perez, Hulkenberg and Ocon. [Full Article...]

Finnish Police Confirm Moroccan Behind Turku Knife Attack

Finnish Police Confirm Moroccan Behind Turku Knife Attack Finnish police say they have released a man in connection with the August 18 stabbing attack in the western city of Turku that left two people dead and eight injured. The man had claimed to be an 18-year-old Moroccan named Abderrahman Mechkah. On Wednesday police released a man suspected of involvement in the stabbing case. [Full Article...]

Plan includes private scholarship tax credits

Plan includes private scholarship tax credits Illinois State Police Director Leo Schmitz said the legislation "reinforces local, county, state ability to work with the federal government and our federal partners to protect the neighborhood". But the Illinois Association of School Administrators does not support the idea of 75 million dollars in publicly funded tax credits being used for private school scholarships. [Full Article...]

India's role in Afghanistan focused on economy, not security

India's role in Afghanistan focused on economy, not security But that will have to change, and that will change immediately. "This approach is in tune with the prescriptions for Afghanistan issued by the previous US administration, which, as is known, failed to improve the security in the region", she added. [Full Article...]

Trump's news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto at 4:30 pm

Trump's news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto at 4:30 pm President Donald Trump says the United States stands "in solidarity" with Finland against the threat of terrorism. President Trump declined to explicitly say whether or not he considers Russian Federation a "security threat" during his press conference today with Finland President Sauli Niinistö . [Full Article...]

Trump defends pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio

Trump defends pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio Arpaio's team said they'll fight the case to the Supreme Court - even though there's no chance the former Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff would do any jail time. "And I think this pardon by President Trump of Joe Arpaio is going to play to that same extremist view because what Arpaio was doing was profiling and judging people on the basis of their skin color and that is something all leaders... [Full Article...]

Israeli forces detain 11 Palestinians from the West Bank, Jerusalem

Israeli forces detain 11 Palestinians from the West Bank, Jerusalem For his part, Kushner said that President Trump "sends to President Abbas his best wishes and best hopes, and we have been sent today from Washington to talk about a very important subject, peaceful relations between the countries of the region as a whole". [Full Article...]

Houston family gets unexpected guest from rising flood waters

Houston family gets unexpected guest from rising flood waters Houston resident Viviana Saldana found a humorous way to deal with flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey . Saldana wrote on Facebook . The video, which has been viewed about 25 million times as of Monday morning, shows the man splashing around in knee-high water and chasing after the fish as he belly-flops around the living room. [Full Article...]

New face at Justin Trudeau's table following cabinet shuffle: Ginette Petitpas Taylor

New face at Justin Trudeau's table following cabinet shuffle: Ginette Petitpas Taylor It's a restructuring move Trudeau says is about resetting the nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous people. However, O'Regan - as a former morning TV show host, a guest at Trudeau's controversial winter holiday to the Aga Khan's private Bahamian island and an MP who publicly battled an alcohol addiction - has had a higher profile than Petitpas Taylor. [Full Article...]

SC questions Gujarat over slow pace of Asaram trial

SC questions Gujarat over slow pace of Asaram trial It is for the court to take a decision (on expediting the trial). Earlier this year as well, the apex court had asked the Gujarat court to speed up the recording of the evidence of the victims and other witnesses since more than 40 witnesses are believed to have not yet recorded their statements in the age-old case. [Full Article...]

Teheran warns IAEA against succumbing to U.S. inspection demand

Teheran warns IAEA against succumbing to U.S. inspection demand He also accused the United States of exploiting the issue "for ill-wishing political means". No foreign and domestic official and not even unauthorized officials of the Iranian Armed Forces are allowed to inspect Iran's military sites without Imam Khamenei's permission, Major General Hassan Firouzabadi, who advises the Leader on military affairs, said on Sunday. [Full Article...]

7-year-old kidnapping victim strangled, thrown off bridge into Worcester lake

7-year-old kidnapping victim strangled, thrown off bridge into Worcester lake Police arrested Joshua Hubert, 35, on charges of kidnapping. Hubert was ordered held without bail in Worcester District Court. The girl was found around 4 a.m., according to police. Hubert's appointed attorney, Richard Welsh, said the defendant will plead innocent. A woman opened the door to find the victim standing in soaking wet pajamas. [Full Article...]


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