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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke resigns

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But a potential appointment isn't the only reason Clarke might be eager to move on from his job at the hub of the Milwaukee County law enforcement wheel. Later in May, he expressed uncertainty about the offer, citing a CNN report about plagiarism in his 2013 master's degree thesis. Seven workers at the county jail he oversees are at the center of a criminal investigation into the dehydration death past year of an inmate who prosecutors say was deprived of water as punishment. Read More »

Mobile fire search and rescue team on standby to head to Texas

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CFD is one of nine agencies from North Carolina sending swift water rescue teams to College Station, Texas to help. Rescue teams have pulled at least 400 people from the area. Another rescue group, this one from Montgomery County - MD-TF1 - also has been deployed to help flood and storm victims. "Everybody here is willing to go, they've been waiting since last Friday to get the call from emergency management", Cannon said with the team standing behind him at the Colchester Rescue ... Read More »

Houston forecast: 'Unprecedented' 50 inches of rain

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Rainfall totals from that storm topped out at 48 inches. August is already its wettest month on record, as well. And the official measurements back that up - over 49 inches of rain have fallen on the state of Texas in just over four days. Read More »

Harvey produces so much rain, NWS adds new colour to maps

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In the past, anything over 15 inches was maroon. About 2 to 5 inches is expected to fall in the Houston area. Many of Harris County bayous remain high but some of the smaller basins have begun to recede. According to the weather service, 16.07 inches of rain fell on Sunday alone, breaking the record for the most rainfall in a day in Houston. The White House announced that President Trump will be visiting Texas on Tuesday, and the president showed his concerns over the disaster, tweeting ... Read More »

Federal Judge Blocks Texas' Ban on 'Sanctuary Cities'

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But critics of the bill have come out in support of the preliminary injunction. Under the law, Texas could fine police and counties that don't honor federal requests to hold people jailed on nonimmigration offenses longer for possible deportation. Read More »

Duterte declares September 1 regular holiday

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Heads of state and monarchs in the Arab, regularly pardon prisoners on the occasion of Islamic feasts. This year, Saudi Arabia's High Judicial Court has announced that the first day of the Islamic religious event falls on September 1. Remember, there will also be a dry night in Dubai next week , beginning from sunset on Wednesday August 30 until sunset on Thursday August 31 . Maitha Bin Adai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency, said the authority is ready for the rush. Read More »

CFL's Tiger-Cats: 'Too many red flags' with Manziel

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If anyone needed an update on Johnny Manziel's status as a football commodity, he is still very much turning the litmus paper red. Manziel has been out of the football since the end of the 2015 season and failed in his attempts this to get into an NFL training camp this summer. Read More »

Tiger-Cats CEO: 'We underestimated' backlash to Briles hiring

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If anyone needed an update on Johnny Manziel's status as a football commodity, he is still very much turning the litmus paper red. Quarterback Johnny Manziel failed to interest the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats in signing him after working out with the team in Buffalo last week. Read More »

Modi govt unveils Army reforms blueprint with redeployment of 57000 officers

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Shekatkar Committee was appointed in May a year ago to recommend measures to enhance combat capability of the armed forces. Announcing the government's decision to usher in the much-needed reforms, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley told reporters after a Cabinet meeting the "far-reaching" revamp was aimed at improving army's tooth-to-tail ratio - the number of personnel (tail) required to support a combat soldier (tooth). Read More »

2 women dressed as nuns try to rob Poconos bank

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One approached the counter and demanded cash while the other kept watch at the door. The suspects are described as women standing between 5-feet and 5-foot 2 wearing nuns' habits. It happened around 12:20 Monday afternoon. The FBI is investigating and posted bank surveillance photos on Twitter. One woman also was wearing sunglasses. Read More »

Muslims Prepare for Hajj Pilgrimage

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In 2015, after a stampede resulted in the death of 769 pilgrims, including 131 Iranian nationals, Tehran refused to allow its nationals to participate in 2016. Saudi authorities, over the past few weeks, barred 95,400 individuals and 47,700 vehicles from entering Mecca because of a lack of permits. At the courtyard of Al Masjid Al Nabawi in Madinah, giant umbrellas have been installed to protect pilgrims from the powerful rays of the sun. Read More »

Mattis refreezes Pentagon policy on transgender troops

However, this isn't a win. "In the interim, current policy with respect to now serving members will remain in place". The defense secretary's statement yesterday said he will "establish a panel of experts serving within the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security to provide advice and recommendations on the implementation of the president's direction". Read More »

US Tests Ballistic Missile Defence System Off Hawai Coast

Former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie told the FOX Business Network's Dagen McDowell on Mornings with Maria that time is of the essence in dealing with the North Korea threat. In July, the Air Force launched a medium-range ballistic missile over the Pacific that was intercepted by a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system at a complex in Kodiak, Alaska. Read More »

Mumbai faces more rain after record downpour

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The city's Santacruz weather center recorded 33.1 centimetres of rain in 24 hours that ended at 8.30am local time on Wednesday, the most since 94.4cm of precipitation recorded 12 years ago. Talking about the work done by the civic staff in providing overnight shelter to the stranded passengers, he said, assistant commissioners of the respective wards provided 69 night shelters in the vicinity of railway stations where around 5,000 people spent the night. Read More »

Kim Jong-Un has third child

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Pregnancy speculation began in 2016 after her disappearance from the public eye. It is believed that the other two children of Kim Jong Un were born in 2010 and 2013. It wasn't until the following year that South Korean intelligence confirmed they had been married since 2009 , according to lawmakers briefed on the matter. Read More »

Japan wary of Sea Shepherd's tactics

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For instance, a USA court delivered an injunction a year ago against Sea Shepherd to keep its American branch of ships from coming within 500 yards of Japanese whalers. Japan defies worldwide protests to carry out what it calls scientific research whaling, having repeatedly said its ultimate goal is to whale commercially again. Read More »

Houston Police Sergeant Drowns Trying To Get To Work During Hurricane Harvey

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After determining there was no safe route, Perez followed protocol and made his way to another station in Kingwood. His body was finally recovered at 8 a.m. "I'm not sure where the water is going because it's just so much that we can't really absorb more in the ground at this point", he said. The death of Sergeant Perez reminds us of the dangers that police officers willingly face every day in order to serve this great City. Read More »

UK's Plea for Brexit Compromise Snubbed as EU Says Time Scarce

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Starmer added: "Remaining in a form of Customs Union with the EU is a possible end destination for Labour, but that must be subject to negotiations". "That is the divorce between the European Union and the UK". "I am ready to intensify negotiations over the coming weeks in order to advance", he added. Mr Barnier slammed Mr Davis for not saying how much Britain would pay to leave, but Mr Davis said we needed to talk about " all the issues", not just the money. Read More »

Sarah Palin Libel Lawsuit against New York Times dismissed

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Representative Steve Scalise , the No. 3 House Republican. According to Politico, "lawyers for Palin asked Bennet, whose brother Michael is a Democratic senator in Colorado, whether he knew that Colorado Democratic Congress members who endorsed his brother in 2016 had been listed as targets on the 2011 map, or whether he remembered that a PAC associated with Giffords, advocating gun control, had endorsed his brother's re-election". Read More »

Pets, animals rescued from Harvey floodwaters

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Rescue Village's partner shelters are working to prepare animals for transport and are unsure how long it will take them to arrive. "This will make the space needed for the short term housing of strays and the immensely important task of reunification of pets with their families", Seattle Humane CEO David Loewe said in a release. Read More »

Netanyahu Vows Israeli Settlements Are Here 'Forever'

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US President Donald Trump has said he wants to reach the "ultimate deal", but he himself has cast doubt on the two-state solution, saying he could support a single state if this meant peace. Guterres started his three-day trip to Israel and Palestine on Monday. When Trump signed the waiver, White House officials said that moving the embassy at this stage could jeopardise efforts to bring the two sides together. Read More »

Sen. Cruz: Hurricane Harvey Not Time For 'Political Sniping'

It was the exact same kind of emergency package NY and New Jersey requested. I'll be urging all the members, even though I'm sure there's going to be some temptation by New Jersey House members in particular to drag their feet a little bit based upon what these folks in Texas did to us during Sandy. Read More »

Illinois Senate Approves School Funding Plan, Gov. Rauner Says He'll Sign It

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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 . The Illinois Senate voted to override Rauner's changes, with one Republican joining majority Democrats . Without a plan in place, districts haven't received state aid. Read More »

Mexico Reiterates Refusal to Pay for Trump's Wall

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He insists he's going to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it - eventually. "The president promised over and over again during the campaign that Mexico would pay for the wall. But he implored him to stop saying so publicly, according to transcripts of the January 27 call obtained by The Washington Post . Mexican leaders have publicly rejected any avenue to pay for the wall. Read More »

Trump Defends Decision To Pardon Joe Arpaio, Calling Him A "Patriot"

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Trump has faced bipartisan criticism for pardoning Arpaio , whose lawyers went to court Monday to throw out the basis for his conviction. Arpaio said he had not spoken to Trump in the weeks leading up to the pardon, and he hasn't spoken to him since the White House's announcement on Friday night. Read More »

Heavy Rainfall Brings Mumbai To Standstill, Trains Delayed

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There were also the only-too-familiar sites of thick branches nestling on shattered windshields or dented vehicle tops. Water is filled in a lot of areas and Santacruz alone. "Despite heavy downpour, no untoward incident has been reported so far", said the official. Heavy rain coming.Plan ahead. "Flights were delayed by around 20 minutes", added Veena Chiplunkar, a spokeswoman for the Mumbai International Airport. Read More »

Now, 7 coaches of Duronto Express derailed near Titwala

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Doctors and senior officials of Central Railway are already at site. Earlier, the Kaifiyat Express derailed on the intervening night of 22 and 23 August, injuring over 50 people. The derailment happened this morning on 6: 35 am. Local train services disrupted due to an incident. Traffic operations in the affected section have been stopped and few trains have been diverted and short- terminated, official said. Read More »

Reservoirs rising even after release of floodwater in west Harris Co

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They added that the release would likely cause more street flooding which could potentially spill into homes, and said this is the first time that engineers have done such a thing for flood control. The dams were constructed in the 1940s as a method of protecting downtown Houston from the worst of the waters in the event of another devastating flood like the one that left Houston so broken in 1935. Read More »

Nursing home residents evacuated from Harvey flood waters

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While many on Twitter shared McIntosh's dire photograph, others were skeptical of the surreal-looking picture and questioned its authenticity. "They were up to their waist" in water, said Ken Clark, a Galveston County commissioner. "We were working on a solution for the nursing home, and it was in progress, so social media can sometimes leave one with the wrong impression". A Tampa Bay area couple has a connection to the flooding in Texas and it involves the power of social media. Read More »