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Month: August 2017

News – 31 August 2017

National Hurricane Center

Hurricane Irma forms in Atlantic, forecast to reach ‘extremely dangerous’ Category 4 strength

Explosions reported at flooded Crosby chemical plant

City of Beaumont has lost its water supply due to Harvey floodwaters

U.S. bombers drill over Korean peninsula after latest North Korea launch

Google Announces $1 Million Flood Relief In India, Nepal And Bangladesh

Mueller reportedly working with top Trump foe, could end-run presidential pardon

Cobb cop during traffic stop: ‘Remember, we only shoot black people’

‘Kill all white people’: Suspect in killings of five white men made threat in 2014

Wells Fargo Boosts Fake-Account Estimate 67% to 3.5 Million

Judge won’t vacate Arpaio’s contempt conviction without oral arguments

Ecstasy Was Just Labelled a ‘Breakthrough Therapy’ For PTSD by The FDA

News – 30 August 2017

REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

Floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal kill 1,200 and leave millions homeless

Harvey Makes Landfall In Louisiana As Houston Copes With Record Rainfall

Harvey swamps Louisiana, eastern Texas with heavy rains

Harvey Horror: Shivering Tot Found Clinging To Drowned Mom

Pentagon says up to 30,000 National Guard troops prepared to assist in response to Harvey

Harvey to be costliest natural disaster in U.S. history, with an estimated cost of $160 billion

Trump Says ‘Talking Is Not the Answer’ to North Korea Missiles

US Successfully Shoots down Medium-Range Test Missile near Hawaii

Japan, US look to cut off North Korea’s oil supply

Kremlin says it got the Trump Tower email but didn’t respond


News – 29 August 2017

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Deluged Texas Braces for More Rain, and Years of Recovery

Houston flood: Addicks dam begins overspill

Trump Heads For Texas To Inspect Storm Damage

‘At Mother Nature’s mercy’: Louisiana braces for more flooding; Cajun Navy sends more help to Texas

Joel Osteen, criticized for closing his Houston megachurch to Harvey victims, relents

Trump says ‘all options on table’ after North Korea launches missile over Japan

South Korea drops eight heavy bombs near North Korea border to show ‘overwhelming force’

UN Security Council wastes no time, plans to meet late Tuesday to discuss North Korea missile launch

Utah woman gets prison for locking her 12-year-old, 30-pound son in a feces-covered bathroom

MIT Achieves Breakthrough in Nuclear Fusion

News – 28 August 2017

Already Flooded, Houston Braces As 2 Swollen Reservoirs Are Opened

USS John S McCain collision: Remains of all 10 missing sailors recovered

– German prosecutors believe nurse killed at least 86 patients

White House ‘pressuring’ intelligence officials to find Iran in violation of nuclear deal

Angela Merkel tells asylum seekers not to take holidays in their country of origin

Police officers kill US Army war veteran with mental health issues

U.S. Reporter Christopher Allen Killed in South Sudan Civil War

– Black-clad anarchists storm Berkeley rally, assaulting 5

Half of the inmates shouldn’t be here, says Cook County sheriff

Mexico to Trump: We will not negotiate NAFTA through social media

News – 25 August 2017


– Hurricane Harvey Strengthens to Category 2, Mandatory Evacuations Ordered

– India: ‘Guru Of Bling’ Rape Conviction Sparks Protests; At Least 17 Reported Dead

– ISIS claims deadly siege on Afghan mosque

– John Kelly’s Latest Mission: Controlling the Information Flow to Trump

– Trump slams another Republican senator, warning Bob Corker that ‘Tennessee not happy!’

– Brazil abolishes huge Amazon reserve in ‘biggest attack’ in 50 years

– Amazon: We’re lowering Whole Foods prices on Monday

– Germany bans far-left protest website over G20 riots

– Woman jailed for 10 years for making series of false rape claims

– State Supreme Court Says Digital Cameras Can’t Be Searched Without A Warrant

News – 24 August 2017


Trump ‘Pee Tape’ Dossier Researcher Tells Investigators He ‘Stands By’ Explosive Allegations About Russia Leaks

Rapidly strengthening Harvey forecast to slam east Texas as major hurricane and stall

U.S. Has Thousands More Troops in Afghanistan Than the Pentagon Admits

Jim Mattis, in Ukraine, Says U.S. Is Thinking of Sending Weapons

Qatar sending ambassador back to Iran, ignoring Arab demands

Dutch gig cancelled over terror tip-off

U.S. Navy suspends sea search efforts for missing USS McCain sailors

China launches 8,000 water clean-up projects worth $100 billion in first half of 2017

Harvard study: Exxon ‘misled the public’ on climate change for nearly 40 years

Lithium in tap water may cut dementia