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Price of gas jumps again as long weekend approaches

Price of gas jumps again as long weekend approaches The price at the pump rose Thursday night in Montreal for a second time in three days, reaching an average of almost $1.35 per litre of regular fuel by Friday morning. The Canadian average gasoline price has risen above $1.16 per litre, according to GasBuddy. "Until we get engineers into the refineries to assess the damage it's all speculation", he said. [Full Article...]

New campaign: Trump touts 4-point tax reform plan

New campaign: Trump touts 4-point tax reform plan US President Donald Trump began his campaign to achieve comprehensive tax reform , although such an overhaul of the tax code must go through Congress for approval. "Products made with American hands, labor and grit will once again be delivered throughout the world", Trump said. Today's speech by the president matches more closely with his actual tax proposals. [Full Article...]

President Trump Seen As 'Selfish, Prejudice' By Most Americans

Florida's largest registered club for Trump supporters has broken away from the state's Republican Party. A majority of Republicans - 56 percent - also say he should listen more to Republicans with experience in government, while 34 percent think he should not listen to them as much as he already does. [Full Article...]

The Trillion-Dollar Problem With Trump's Tax Plan

The Trillion-Dollar Problem With Trump's Tax Plan In an open letter to members of Congress last month, Thomas J. Donohue, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said that tax reform must be a top legislative priority. "They have to do it", he said in a speech on Wednesday. A 20 percentage point cut to the current 35% corporate tax rate has been the president's preference since April, however some lawmakers have argued it is imposs... [Full Article...]

US Closes Russia's Consulate in San Francisco, Compounds in NYC, Washington

US Closes Russia's Consulate in San Francisco, Compounds in NYC, Washington Add yet another verse to the ballad of crumbling U.S. It wasn't immediately clear whether the Kremlin would return the volley by retaliating for the US retaliation. Lavrov and Tillerson spoke by phone late Wednesday, several hours after U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter that "talking is not the answer" when it comes to dealing with North Korea. [Full Article...]

David A. Clarke Resigns As Milwaukee County Sheriff

David A. Clarke Resigns As Milwaukee County Sheriff The Milwaukee County clerk said his letter of resignation was received at 3:17 p.m. Clarke had previously accepted a middle-management job in Trump's Department of Homeland Security, only to rescind that decision weeks later without explanation. [Full Article...]

Houston Mayor Imposes Curfew to Prevent Looting

Houston Mayor Imposes Curfew to Prevent Looting Perez spent more than two hours trying to find a safe way to his station before calling his commanders and reporting that he could not get to the station, Acevedo said . The fallen officer's family told him not to go, and he told them, "I've got work to do". The chief of police described him as a sweet, gentle public servant. [Full Article...]

Trump threatening government shutdown over Mexico wall funding

Trump threatening government shutdown over Mexico wall funding House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., also has suggested a better time for a stand would be when the House and Senate negotiate final fiscal 2018 spending bills later in the year. Facing a September 30 deadline to fund the government and keep it open, congressional Democrats have said they will not vote for a measure that includes border wall money. [Full Article...]

Narendra Modi to attend Brics in China

Narendra Modi to attend Brics in China This time the BRICS summit is taking place on September 3 in Xiamen in China, which regards Pakistan as an "all-weather friend". "I want to stress that this is the arrangement for this year, and doesn't mean that these five countries will always be invited to BRICS meetings in future", he said. [Full Article...]

Greensboro firefighters headed to Houston on Thursday

Greensboro firefighters headed to Houston on Thursday Equipped with MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft, HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopters and Guardian Angel teams (Pararescuemen, Combat Rescue Officers and SERE Specialists), the 129th Rescue Wing conducts combat search and rescue missions, as well as the rescue of isolated persons on board ships, lost or injured hikers, and medical evacuations across the West Coast. [Full Article...]

Texas mother died saving 3-year-old found clinging to her body

Texas mother died saving 3-year-old found clinging to her body The child was later found holding onto the floating woman when a police and fire-rescue team in a boat caught up to them a half-mile downstream, Penisson said . " Jordyn told me they were in the yucky water for quite a while". Sadly, authorities found the body of the woman Wednesday, but miraculously: The toddler was clinging to her mother, alive. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma now a major hurricane

Hurricane Irma now a major hurricane Irma has rapidly intensified into a major hurricane in the eastern Atlantic. - Producing maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour. Irma may approach the Leeward Islands by the middle of next week, though it's too early to tell how close. [Full Article...]

Mattis orders Pentagon to allow transgender troops to continue serving

Mattis orders Pentagon to allow transgender troops to continue serving The American Civil Liberties Union has already challenged President Donald Trump's ban, filing a suit Monday in federal court in Maryland on behalf of six active-duty members of the military, the Washington Post reported . Gay and lesbian troops have been able to serve openly in the US military since 2011; transgender service members were allowed to do the same in 2016, through an order from ... [Full Article...]

Saraki to Saudi Arabia for Hajj

Saraki to Saudi Arabia for Hajj Finally, upon returning to Mecca , the pilgrims will circle the Kaaba in the Grand Mosque seven times, bringing their hajj to a close. The authorities of Saudi Arabia said no fewer than 400,000 illegal intending pilgrims have been banned from entering the Holy land of Muslims, Mecca for not having Hajj permits. [Full Article...]

United States successfully tests missile interception in Hawaii

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. The ship detected and tracked a target missile launched from Kauai, Hawaii, "with its onboard AN/SPY-1 radar, and onboard SM-6 missiles executed the intercept", the statement read. [Full Article...]

Mumbai downpour as it happened: City inching back to normalcy

Mumbai downpour as it happened: City inching back to normalcy A 40-year-old and two children were killed when two houses in the northeastern suburb of Vikhroli collapsed on Tuesday, a police official told AFP. 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. [Full Article...]

Patrick Vieira: Current Arsenal side are "better footballers" than 'Invincible' title winners

Patrick Vieira: Current Arsenal side are Well we all know how that played out, but what it clearly showed, as well as many other games over the past few seasons is that Arsenal have defensive problems and they just don't seem to be solving. "Why don't they want to play for us?" He goes home and he's probably on his phone. "But I think it's just the balance between players are different". [Full Article...]

United Nations chief faces stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts in first visit

United Nations chief faces stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts in first visit Following those visits, he held a working meeting with President Reuven Rivlin at his Jerusalem residence, where he reaffirmed his commitment to addressing the anti-Israel agenda at the United Nations. "Israel does not care about criticism and United Nations resolutions and instead escalates its campaign against the Palestinian people", he said. This is something Israel can not accept. [Full Article...]

Israeli settlement hinders two-state solution, peace: United Nations chief

Israeli settlement hinders two-state solution, peace: United Nations chief Guterres said. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remained the only viable option as he made his first visit to the West Bank since taking office. Earlier this week, a private lawyer hired by the most right-wing government in Israel's history defended the new "Expropriation Law" before Israel's High Court of Justice. [Full Article...]

Residents stuck in flooded Texas nursing home 'doing great'

Residents stuck in flooded Texas nursing home 'doing great' The residents were trying to wrap themselves in blankets and save whatever personal belongings they could as the water continued to fill the room. Kimberly McIntosh and her husband Tim told WTSP-TV they made a decision to tweet out the photo a little before 9 a.m., in hopes of drawing enough attention to the plight of the nursing home to trigger a rescue . [Full Article...]


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