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North Korea to make an important announcement at 0730 BST after quake

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The South Korean government said on Sunday after seismic authorities detected an artificial quake near Pyongyang regime's known nuclear test site. The announcement came after Japanese, South Korean, and United States meteorological organizations said they had detected two tremors in North Korea . Read More »

On Chinese border, North Korea nuclear test shakes ground, but not routines

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South Korea's weather agency estimated the nuclear blast yield of the presumed test was between 50 and 60 kilotons, or five to six times stronger than North Korea's fifth test in September 2016. NORTH Korea has confirmed it has tested a thermonuclear bomb with "complete success". North Korea's biggest nuclear test to date was condemned around the world on Sunday, with the United Nations nuclear watchdog expressing grave concern and Russian Federation saying it could lead to serious ... Read More »

Nirmala Sitharaman is the new Defence Minister

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Earlier, Prabhu had taken moral responsibility for the recent mishaps and offered to quit. Prabhu was under fire for series of derailment killing scores of people on a regular basis. Initially there were speculations that he may be given the charge of the railway or defence ministry. I will always cherish these memories with me. "Wish her all the best", Parrikar wrote on Twitter . Read More »

Houston Mayor defends decision not to evacuate ahead of Harvey

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Before it breaks up, Harvey could creep as far east as MS by Thursday, meaning New Orleans, where Hurricane Katrina unleashed its full wrath in 2005, is in Harvey's path. "You don't want to call an evacuation so early and the storms take a left and hits Galveston". "I just thank God that you guys were right here to get me and put me back on land safely", Robert told Smith and the deputies. Read More »

Beaumont loses water supply in wake of historic flooding from Hurricane Harvey

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The city's backup water source also failed, according to the report. "It's been a frightful and hard time but Beaumont people pull together and we will do that", said Mayor Ames. Under these circumstances, the City of Beaumont anticipates it will lose water pressure throughout the city within the next three to four hours. They recommended that residents shut down their water heating systems during the outage. Read More »

North Korea: Sixth Nuclear Test Was an H-Bomb for ICBM

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North Korea's weapons program has been progressing at a rapid pace under leader Kim Jong Un . The United States Geological Survey said a tremor that's 5.6 in magnitude struck North Korea today. China's Foreign Ministry Sunday issued a statement condemning Sunday's nuclear test and urging North Korea to stop its "wrong" actions and to respect U.N. Read More »

Trump pledges $1 million of his own money to Hurricane Harvey victims

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He told reporters that an aid funding request will likely come in stages as more is known about the storm's impact. Trump had been expected to request $5.95 billion for the recovery effort. Financial markets have been anxious about the possibility of the debt ceiling not being raised, which could cause a US credit default and send economic shockwaves worldwide. Read More »

What to expect if Harvey arrives in Ohio

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At 500 AM AST the center of Tropical Storm Irma was located near latitude 16.5 North, longitude 32.9 West. Irma is moving toward the west near 12 miles per hour. For today , expect mainly cloudy conditions and periods of rain with a few embedded thunderstorms. Rain begins to move out Friday night into early Saturday . Read More »

Melania Trump Gets Mocked For Wearing Stilettos to Houston After Hurricane Harvey

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The US Coast Guard said it had rescued at least 3,000 people from floodwaters in the last 48 hours, while more than 150,000 homes have been flooded in one county of Texas alone. Some on social media pointed out that groups Trump has been accused of demonising have been prominent in their offers of help for flood victims. "What a crowd, what a turnout", Mr Trump declared before waving a Texas flag from atop a step ladder positioned between two fire engines. Read More »

United States reportedly sends bombers, stealth jets over S. Korea as tensions rise

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On Tuesday, the Security Council , in a "presidential statement ", condemned Pyongyang for its "outrageous actions" in firing of a ballistic missile over Japan earlier that day and demanded that it "immediately cease all such actions". The U.S. Missile Defense Agency announced that it successfully shot down a medium-range ballistic missile off the coast of Hawaii in a test. Talking is not the answer!' However, this tweet contradicts Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , who said on ... Read More »

'We will not run out' of fuel, Texas governor says

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More than 42,000 people slept in shelters overnight in the USA state of Texas after evacuating their homes due to flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, Governor Greg Abbott told reporters on Friday. We will pray for the future of this state and country and for healing and hope and for rebuilding this great state for the next generation of Texans". Read More »

Highway Patrol will target impaired drivers over Labor Day weekend

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For the years 2010 to 2016, Virginia has averaged 11 traffic fatalities over the holiday weekend . The highway patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. Be even more cautious when traveling through construction zones . Drive sober; never drive impaired. Alcohol consumption slows reaction time. Patrol Capt. Read More »

North Korea: China again urged by May to use its leverage

North Korea on Tuesday conducted a medium-range ballistic missile test firing from Pyongyang, in which the missile flew 2,700 km with an altitude of 550 km across northern Japan and hit its targeted waters in the north Pacific, calling it a prelude to further missile strikes in the Pacific against United States targets. Read More »

Preview & betting advice - Akron at Penn State

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The junior running back finished the game with 14 carries for 172 yards and two touchdowns, as well as a 43-yard catch late in the third quarter from quarterback Trace McSorley . Woodson struggled in his first game since offseason surgery on his right (throwing) shoulder. "I thought we were dominant up front, especially inside". Read More »

Justice Department: No evidence Trump Tower was wiretapped

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Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!" "As the president and his legal team continue their smear campaign against Mr. Comey, Special Counsel [Robert] Mueller and others investigating him, this filing confirms that even Trump's own Department of Justice does not believe he has credibility on a key element of the Russian Federation investigation", he told Newsweek . Read More »

Twins blow out Royals 17-0

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The Twins trounced the Kansas City Royals 17-0 on Saturday at Target Field in front of an announced 33,413 and have a chance to close out the three-game series at 1:10 p.m. Maybe the most encouraging of which was from Kyle Gibson , who pitched six innings but surely could have gone longer. Machado got just two outs and gave up six runs, four hits and three walks. Read More »

North Korea: Kim Jong Un watches 'H-Bomb' loaded on new missile

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People watch a TV screen showing a local news program reporting about North Korea's missile launch at Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday. The North followed its two tests of Hwasong-14 ICBMs, which, when perfected, could target large parts of the United States, by threatening to launch a salvo of its Hwasong-12 intermediate range missiles toward the U.S. Read More »

Iraqi forces face tough battle to clear out ISIL from Tal Afar

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The fall of Tal Afar , located in the northern province of Nineveh, deprives IS of what was once a key supply hub between its territory in Iraq and neighbouring Syria. Officials have said the swift capture of Tal Afar would make it even more hard for the jihadists to transport fighters and weapons between Iraq and Syria. Read More »

Expected to open season on PUP

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The future of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's National Football League career is still very much in the air. Riley Reiff will anchor the line at left tackle with Mike Remmers at right tackle and Joe Berger at right guard. Read More »

Korea says it loaded H-bomb onto missile

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The announcement came amid heightened tensions after North Korea fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan last week. It flew a Hwasong-12 over northern Japan last week, the first such overflight by a missile capable of carrying nukes, in a launch Kim described as a "meaningful prelude" to containing Guam, the home of major US military facilities, and more ballistic missile tests targeting the Pacific. Read More »

IS Leader Baghdadi Likely Alive — US Military Official

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Townsend did not elaborate on the intelligence. Last June, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said senior IS leaders in Syria's Deir Ezzor had said that Baghdadi was dead. Despite a $ 25 million United States bounty on his head, Iraq-born Baghdadi has avoided an intense effort to seek him out for six years or more, the report said. Read More »

LA Brush Fire Amplifies as Temps Soar, Hundreds Flee

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The mayor said that 300 homes in Burbank and 180 in Los Angeles were under evacuation orders. The blaze started at approximately around 1:30 p.m. PT local Friday, alongside the 210 Freeway, near La Tuna Canyon Road. Many others, including some that have been larger and claimed hundreds of homes, have burned through metropolitan Los Angeles County over the years. These mandatory evacuation areas in Brace Canyon Park include Haven Wy from Joaquin to the top, Olney Pl., Ramey Pl, Mystic ... Read More »

UK Prime Minister May seeks to reassure Japan on Brexit

Japan's foreign ministry said the two leaders are expected to agree on the importance of China's role in ramping up pressure on North Korea. "China does have a particular position in this, they have leverage on North Korea and I believe we should be encouraging China to exercise that leverage to do what we all want - which is to ensure that North Korea is not conducting these illegal acts". Read More »

Special Counsel Mueller Could Have New Insight Into Comey's Firing

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It's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should've won. The Trump administration had objected to making the information public as they said in doing so it would violate grand jury secrecy rules. Trump's attack on Comey for allegedly being too soft on Clinton comes less than four months after Trump justified his decision to dismiss Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director by citing a letter making a case that Comey was actually too hard on her . Read More »

Jake Olson, USC's Blind Long Snapper, Gets In the Game

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But in the fourth quarter, he was subbed in to execute the long snap for the extra point attempt. Olson got his first real taste of college football during USC's spring game in 2016. This game remained so close for so long because the Broncos, playing their first game under new head coach Tim Lester , performed every bit like the defending MAC champions that they are. Read More »

MI surges past Florida, 33-17 in season opener

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In a nutshell - the defense was dominant, the offense was less so and scarred by a couple critical turnovers, and the kicking game has a real weapon. Despite the Gators getting two interception returns for touchdowns in a span of 1:29, it wasn't enough to overcome the relentless ground attack of No. Read More »

Iran sticking to nuclear deal, says United Nations, contradicting Trump

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Iran is honoring the terms of the landmark 2015 nuclear accord, the United Nations atomic watchdog said in its latest quarterly assessment today, according to news agencies that obtained the confidential six-page report . "And I do not expect that they will be compliant". IAEA officials said they would not help the Trump administration make a false case for abandoning the agreement. Read More »

Ghazipur's mountain of trash caves in, two killed

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He said the height of the landfill was more than the permissible limit and added that he would meet Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and they would together put pressure on the MCD. Why doesn't MCD use modern technology to manage solid waste?" Many of them jumped into the water and began rescuing people. The official said rescue operations were on and the death toll could go up. Read More »

Trump Cries 'Rigged System!' Amid Claims Comey 'Exonerated' Clinton Early

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The president would later say Comey's focus on the investigation into Russian election meddling played a role in him firing the law enforcement official. "You've got James Comey now with emails going back and forth where he's drafting three months before they interview 16 key witnesses, including the supposed target of the investigation- exoneration!" he continued, slamming the former FBI director's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Read More »

Victims of Trump travel ban allowed to reapply for visas

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Zarfishan Zahid (L) smiles as Sana Tahir (R) holds Malaika Noman, 3, as the child arrives in the United States after a federal judge ruled Thursday that President Trump's temporary ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries can not stop grandparents and other relatives of U.S. Read More »

United States says 17-bus IS convoy stranded in Syrian desert

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They're trying a different route; we're watching all the way through", Col. Ryan Dillon, the American coalition spokesman, told The New York Times . Earlier in the day, the Islamic State handed over to Hezbollah the body of a recently captured Iranian Revolutionary Guard member as part of the deal. Read More »