• Oil up as U.S. rigs and refineries brace for hurricane
Oil up as U.S. rigs and refineries brace for hurricane

Overall, the Gulf area is home to refineries and other operations that account for almost one-third of the nation's capacity to turn oil into gas, diesel and other products. Brent crude, the global oil benchmark, fell 72 cents, or 1.4% to $51.69 a barrel. Valero said it did not have "substantial refinery impacts" at its Corpus Christi and Three R...

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  • Sessions to Announce Restoration of Military Surplus Transfers to Local Police
Sessions to Announce Restoration of Military Surplus Transfers to Local Police

While addressing attendees at the annual meeting of the Fraternal Order of Police, the country's largest police union, Sessions delivered a 20-minute speech peppered with several bouts of applause that pinpointed the president's intention regarding Obama's 2015 executive order and the 2014 study that preceded it.

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  • Trump tweets show frustration over 'worst' NAFTA deal, border wall funding
Trump tweets show frustration over 'worst' NAFTA deal, border wall funding

McConnell did not take a stand on the border wall issue on Wednesday. Losses were pared slightly when US House Speaker Paul Ryan said a government shutdown was unnecessary , but investors' nerves were not completely calmed. The senator said what many people call a feud with the president is "overblown". Increasingly pressured to demons...

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  • North Korea fires several short-range projectiles into sea
North Korea fires several short-range projectiles into sea

According to the South Korean military , the missiles were launched from a site in the North Korean province of Gangwon and flew for about 250km (150 miles). A day before the exercises began Monday, Pyongyang warned the USA was risking an "uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war". "As such, it makes little sense for America to propose or take in...

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  • Louisiana Governor Declares A State Of Emergency
Louisiana Governor Declares A State Of Emergency

Meanwhile, he said, a tornado watch remained in place for parts of Louisiana until 2 a.m. Sunday. The weather service said Beaumont, Texas, and the southwestern region of Louisiana have experienced up to 18 inches of rain causing flooding to roads and some homes.

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  • Pink's reveals inspiring story about her daughter at 2017 MTV awards
Pink's reveals inspiring story about her daughter at 2017 MTV awards

Where is this coming from? After P!nk wondered whether she could take revenge on whoever made her daughter think this way - "Can I kick a six-year-old's ass?" - the star went home and made a PowerPoint presentation. Pink , only had the warmest response for her child and was kind enough to share it with all of us. "They say I look like a boy...

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  • North Korea fires 3 short-range missiles; United States says tests fail
North Korea fires 3 short-range missiles; United States says tests fail

EST Friday over a period lasting an hour, according to the U.S. Pacific Command. "The second missile launch appears to have blown up nearly immediately", said Commander Dave Benham of the U.S. The White House said that President Donald Trump, who has warned that he would unleash " fire and fury " if the North continued its threats, was briefe...

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  • China says troops patrolling after India pullout
China says troops patrolling after India pullout

India's government says India and China have agreed to pull back their troops from a face-off in the high Himalayas where China , India and Bhutan meet, signaling a thaw in the weeks-long standoff. The decision to disengage troops comes ahead of a crucial BRICS summit, which China is hosting September 3-4, and which Prime Minister Narendra ...

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  • Arrests Made: Protesters Clash in Berkeley
Arrests Made: Protesters Clash in Berkeley

The city had denied her request for a permit Wednesday, largely for technical reasons. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. "You are not welcome at this event and please stay away". I applaud the more than 7,000 people who came out today to peacefully ...

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  • South Korea Starts Review of Plan for Building Nuclear-Powered Submarine
South Korea Starts Review of Plan for Building Nuclear-Powered Submarine

At the time of the tests, North Korean state media showed leader Kim Jong Un overseeing a special forces operation which simulated strikes on South Korean islands, Ripley said . "The situation could escalate at any moment". On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson openly said in Washington that, "I am pleased to see that the regim...

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  • Fitbit Unveils its First Fitness Smartwatch Named Ionic with Fitbit Pay Support
Fitbit Unveils its First Fitness Smartwatch Named Ionic with Fitbit Pay Support

Fitbit Iconic features built-in Global Positioning System for outdoor fitness tracking, water resistance up to 50 meters for swim tracking, an all-day heart rate sensor, contactless payments, and an app platform. The Ionic is an ambitious and necessary move for Fitbit , as demand is clearly waning for stand-alone fitness trackers, at least i...

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  • Nth Korea fires missiles into Sea of Japan
Nth Korea fires missiles into Sea of Japan

The South Korean trip by the US lawmakers follows a series of missile provocations from the communist North, including two missile launches in July that involved claimed intercontinental ballistic missiles. Yoshihide Suga, the Japanese government´s top spokesman, told reporters in Tokyo Saturday morning: "We confirmed that no ballistic missiles hav...

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  • US Open to Dialogue Despite N. Korea's Provocation
US Open to Dialogue Despite N. Korea's Provocation

The photographs were published as tensions between North Korea and the United States appeared to have eased slightly since North Korea tested the Hwasong-14 and later threatened to fire missiles toward the U.S. "The situation could escalate at any moment". Applications for Chinese new or expanded investment in North Korea by Chinese companies wou...

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  • German killer nurse suspected of killing 84
German killer nurse suspected of killing 84

Oldenburg police chief Johann Kuehme told newsmen that the additional murder cases arose after investigations dug up the remains of 134 people with links to the man. This prompted the authorities to exhume other bodies, which led to the revelations of many other deaths due to drug overdose. He worked at a clinic in Delmenhorst, an urban district in...

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  • Mercury Soars Across San Diego County, Dangerous Heat Wave Expected to Intensify
Mercury Soars Across San Diego County, Dangerous Heat Wave Expected to Intensify

San Diego County offers a number of "cool zones" for older residents and others to escape the heat during the summer months. In the East Bay and Southern Salinas Valley temperatures will be the hottest, varying from 98-112 degrees. Forecasters warned that prolonged exposure to the high temperatures will increase the risk of heat related illnesses...

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  • Two Lawsuits Challenge Trump's Ban on Transgender Military Service
Two Lawsuits Challenge Trump's Ban on Transgender Military Service

WASHINGTON (BP) - President Trump has directed the U.S. Armed Forces to "return to the longstanding policy" of precluding transgender individuals from military service. The RAND Corporation found in a 2016 study there are about 2,500 transgender people out of 1.3 million active duty service members, and 1,500 out of 825,000 in the reserves (with up...

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  • What Kind of Missiles Did North Korea Launch on August 26?
What Kind of Missiles Did North Korea Launch on August 26?

After the North fired four Scud missiles into the sea in March, the Korean People's Army announced that it was training for strikes on US bases in Japan. The North's move was immediately reported to President Moon Jae-in, added the JCS. The North bombarded Yeonpyeong island in November 2010 in response to a South Korean live-fire drill near the t...

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  • N.Korea fires multiple short-range projectiles into sea -S.Korea
N.Korea fires multiple short-range projectiles into sea -S.Korea

Analyst Yang Uk at the Korea Defence and Security Forum told AFP the latest launches by Pyongyang were "carefully calibrated.to avoid revving up tensions too high beyond its control". South Korea's military and spy agency said Monday that North Korea is believed to have employed short-range ballistic missiles in its test over the weekend, revisin...

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  • Tillerson says USA will keep up 'peaceful pressure' on North Korea
Tillerson says USA will keep up 'peaceful pressure' on North Korea

Kim Dong-yub, a former South Korean military official who is now an analyst at Seoul's Institute for Far Eastern Studies, said that South Korean assessments don't necessarily contradict the US evaluation that the launches involved ballistic missiles.

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  • 'Chemical Haze' In East Sussex
'Chemical Haze' In East Sussex

Emergency services evacuated the beach and urged local residents to close Windows and doors. Kyle Crickmore, who took the picture above, said there was a strong smell of chlorine in the air and people's eyes were streaming. Scientists said a possible source of the gas was from shipping in the English Channel or from another part of the Eng...

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  • Hillary Clinton to sign books at Larkin Square
Hillary Clinton to sign books at Larkin Square

Tickets for the general public are on sale September 18. A recent release share that "Hillary will pull the curtain back on a story that's personal, raw, detailed, and surprisingly amusing". "It was incredibly uncomfortable he was literally breathing down my neck", Clinton said in a clip aired on MSNBC show "Morning Joe". Tickets will be req...

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  • United States broadcaster CBS agrees to buy Australia's Ten Network
United States broadcaster CBS agrees to buy Australia's Ten Network

Ten booked a A$232-million half-year loss in April, and rivals Seven West Media Ltd and Nine Entertainment Co Ltd swung to annual losses after writing down TV assets. In June 2017, billionaires Bruce Gordon and Lachlan Murdoch asked the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to review a potential bid for the troubled broadcaster .

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  • Guatemala's president expels United Nations anti-corruption lead investigator
Guatemala's president expels United Nations anti-corruption lead investigator

Guatemala's Health Minister Lucrecia Hernandez Mack and her deputies announced Sunday they have resigned. He also said that he had made a decision to sack Foreign Minister Carlos Raul Morales. Central America's largest economy, Guatemala exports coffee, sugar and textiles to the U.S. An estimated 2 million Guatemalans living in the U.S. will help...

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  • Mexico, Canadian mayor not having it — Trump NAFTA tweet
Mexico, Canadian mayor not having it — Trump NAFTA tweet

With regard to the violence generated in Mexico by the illicit drugs, arms and money trafficking between our countries, the Mexican Government reiterates that it is a shared problem that will only end if its root causes are addressed: high demand for drugs in the United States and supply from Mexico (and other countries).

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  • North Korea warns of 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea drills
North Korea warns of 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea drills

Tens of thousands of troops from the USA and South Korea are participating in the drills, codenamed Ulchi Freedom Guardian, which kicked off on South Korean soil on Monday. "Talking with North Korea is not a concession; it is the only way to reach an agreement to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula and to reinforce that our military strength is there...

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  • Bears react to gut punch of Cameron Meredith's injury: 'It sucks'
Bears react to gut punch of Cameron Meredith's injury: 'It sucks'

Fuller was aggressive and consistent in his play last Saturday as each ball that came his way was contested. The Titans failed to score any points in the first half as Chicago put up 12 on the board including a 15-play, 96-yard drive that led to a touchdown pass from Mike Glennon to Dion Simms for the first score of the game.

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  • Jeff Immelt has dropped out of Uber's contentious CEO race
Jeff Immelt has dropped out of Uber's contentious CEO race

They included allegations of sexual harassment, a lawsuit alleging trade-secrets theft, a federal criminal probe over use of software to evade city regulators, and allegations of executive misconduct regarding a victim who was raped by her Uber driver in India, among other controversies.

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  • Korea fires 3 short-range ballistic missiles: U.S. military
Korea fires 3 short-range ballistic missiles: U.S. military

In the latest launch, the U.S. Pacific Command says two of the North's missiles failed in flight after an unspecified distance, and another appeared to have blown up immediately. This image, provided by Yonhap News TV, represents a North Korea missile launch. The two launches in July triggered an worldwide crisis as Trump and North Korean leader ...

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  • China's Xi Jinping says willing to work on differences with South Korea
China's Xi Jinping says willing to work on differences with South Korea

President Donald Trump as well as its lone ally China, saw its first and third missiles fly roughly 155 miles to the northeast after being fired from the Kangwon province before crashing into the sea, according to Reuters . Typically in the past, the North Korean have used Scud-type launchers, which shoot one missile at a time. However, ...

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  • Thailand's former PM Yingluck has fled overseas
Thailand's former PM Yingluck has fled overseas

He remains loathed by the Bangkok royalist elite but cherished by the rural poor. The court according to a source vacated the hearing on realizing she would not attend. The UDD leader said people must continue their quest for justice, the rule of law and democracy. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the military chief who engineered the 2014 ove...

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  • Taylor Swift Won't Be Performing at the MTV VMAs, EP Says
Taylor Swift Won't Be Performing at the MTV VMAs, EP Says

The VMAs are known for memorable moments, like the onstage 2003 lip lock between Madonna and Britney Spears , and the raw meat dress that Lady Gaga wore on the red carpet in 2010. There will also be some performances in advance of the show, which begins at 8 p.m. ET. As previously reported , this year, MTV has chose to shake things up by ...

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  • Man arrested in firing of gun at Unite the Right rally
Man arrested in firing of gun at Unite the Right rally

Police also said Saturday they have now identified 35 victims after a vehicle plowed into a crowd on August 12, killing a woman. James Alex Fields Jr . He was apparently picked up Saturday on a fugitive warrant issued in Virginia. State police officers can be seen in the video standing near where Preston fired on the counterprotester, but a state...

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  • Saudi Arabia has been harmed by its policies: Zarif
Saudi Arabia has been harmed by its policies: Zarif

Qatar recalled its ambassador to Tehran in January previous year after Saudi Arabia cut ties with the Islamic Republic, following angry protests held outside its embassy in Tehran and consulate in Mashhad against the kingdom's execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

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  • Bird Returns, Ellsbury Homers As Yankees Beat Mariners
Bird Returns, Ellsbury Homers As Yankees Beat Mariners

With Ariel Miranda not making it out of the fifth inning, it was a group pitching effort to hold the Yankees to the lone run in the series opener. CC Sabathia did it in a loss Friday. Already making 79 regular-season appearances as a member of the Yankees thus far into the 2017 campaign, Castro has produced a stellar.307 batting average with 12 ...

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  • Iraqi Forces Retake from ISIS Historic District in Tal Afar
Iraqi Forces Retake from ISIS Historic District in Tal Afar

Iraqi forces are being assisted by aircrafts of the global coalition against ISIS, which struck ISIS militants in the Tal-Afar area, 150 km away from the border with Syria. Iraqi troops reach the first urban areas of ISIS-held town on the third day of a multi-pronged operation August 23, 2017. The drive from Tal Afar to Syria is only two hours,...

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