• Nate Diaz coach: We want $20 million to fight Conor McGregor

    Nate Diaz coach: We want $20 million to fight Conor McGregor

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    On paper, Mayweather had all of the the chops to win, and an undefeated record, so the end result wasn't a huge shock. Personalities from across the sports and entertainment industries have since had their say on the outcome and former Republic of Ireland global Keane is one of them.
  • Trump makes pitch for USA tax overhaul

    Trump makes pitch for USA tax overhaul

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    As a result, Trump argued that the high cost of doing business in the US had contributed to the outsourcing of jobs overseas, and that lowering business taxes would help bring jobs back. "Businesses and corporations across America desire tax reform, so that they understand the rules going forward so that they can create those jobs for the American people".
  • Harvey to impact holiday weekend gas prices

    Harvey to impact holiday weekend gas prices

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    Collectively, those 11 plants represent 12.6 percent of the total USA capacity for refineries. The effects of the storm are devastating, but now it's impact is being felt a little closer to home. "Most of our action is going to be on the demand side", Conde said. In the meantime, we can hope and pray for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey , and perhaps cross our fingers that the residual impact on not only fuel costs but on economic growth will be short-lived.
  • UNSC condemns North Korean missile tests

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    North Korea says the test launch was to counter USA and South Korean military exercises. Japan was pushing the USA to propose new UN Security Council sanctions, which diplomats said could target North Korea's labourers working overseas, oil supply and textile exports.
  • The Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca begins

    The Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca begins

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    Almost 90,000 Iranians are expected to attend the Hajj this year for the first time since the 2015 crush. At sites in and around Mecca and Medina, the pilgrims, called hajis, carry out the rites and requirements of their religion in memory of Abraham, his wife Hagar and their son Ishmael.
  • Louisiana SPCA prepping for influx of animals from Texas

    Louisiana SPCA prepping for influx of animals from Texas

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    The SPCA contacted local shelters along the coast to let them know they had room for 300 animals, Davies said. Pets often get lost during weather emergencies, and a simple microchip is one way to ensure that your pet can be identified and returned to you.
  • Princess Diana's life in 10 key dates

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    They spoke movingly about the experience in BBC documentary "Diana, 7 Days" at the weekend. Today marks the 18th anniversary of Princess Diana's death. In April 1987, she opened the UK's first objective built HIV/Aids unit that exclusively cared for patients infected with the virus, at London Middlesex Hospital.
  • WBIR partners with American Red Cross to hold Hurricane Harvey relief telethon

    WBIR partners with American Red Cross to hold Hurricane Harvey relief telethon

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    In addition to volunteering staff time, the Sacramento Kings will call upon their fans to donate as they purchase game tickets for the 2017-18 season. Like the Red Cross , volunteers with CRI need to pass background checks and apply. She is, of course, referring to the flooding that has chased people from their homes throughout Texas and continues to advance, as rain remains heavy in some areas.
  • US Open results 2017: Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova advance

    US Open results 2017: Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova advance

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    CoCo Vandeweghe wishes Maria Sharapova 's US Open wild card went to someone else - someone else from the United States. But Sharapova held her nerve and her serve, and after breaking Babos in the very next game, levelled the match. She joins second seed Simona Halep , sixth-seeded defending champion Angelique Kerber of Germany and Britain's Johanna Konta, the seventh seed, in crashing out of the tournament.
  • Hurricane Harvey Might Be Responsible for Another 17 Deaths

    Hurricane Harvey Might Be Responsible for Another 17 Deaths

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    The item was added to the agenda late last night. Several other people have posted drone footage of the affected areas, including Port Arkansas, Rockport, and League City in Texas. People have been warned not to touch the rafts seen around Houston , Texas, because of the risk of the angered ants stinging en masse.
  • Houston Texans' JJ Watt raises more than $4m for hurricane victims

    Houston Texans' JJ Watt raises more than $4m for hurricane victims

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    A rescue helicopter hovers in the background as an elderly woman and her poodle use an air mattress to float above flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey while waiting to be rescued from Scarsdale Boulevard in Houston Sunday. For about a day or two leading up to landfall, the forecast from the National Hurricane Center predicted a major hurricane, a Category 3 storm.
  • Trump's message is clear in Arpaio pardon — Letter

    Trump's message is clear in Arpaio pardon — Letter

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    Several other GOP politicians in the state are backing Trump and Arpaio , including House members Trent Franks , Andy Biggs , and Paul Gosar . In Ex Parte Grossman (1925), the defendant sold liquor at his business in violation of Prohibition.
  • Tough Choice for Trump if Congress Refuses Border Wall Financing

    Tough Choice for Trump if Congress Refuses Border Wall Financing

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    When Trump sticks to a plan, he can deliver a solid performance, as he did for most of Monday's news conference. Mr. Trump said he hoped a shutdown wouldn't be necessary. Sheriff Joe loves our country. "And Sheriff Joe was very unfairly treated by the Obama administration, especially right before an election, an election that he would have won", Trump said.
  • 30000 expected in shelters following storm Harvey: FEMA

    30000 expected in shelters following storm Harvey: FEMA

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    When Harvey returns to land Wednesday, "it's the end of the beginning", National Hurricane Center meteorologist Dennis Feltgen said . No deaths were immediately reported . City, State and Federal Govs. working great together!" Officials predicted "catastrophic flooding", and today it came, turning some streets and highways in Houston into rivers and stranding all kinds of vehicles...
  • Gasoline Jumps After Harvey Shuts US Refiners

    Gasoline Jumps After Harvey Shuts US Refiners

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    Crude prices, by contrast, fell as the closure of so many US refineries led to a slump in demand for the most important feedstock for the petroleum industry. West Texas Intermediate, the US benchmark for the price of oil, has pulled far away from the global benchmark Brent, but an emailed report from London oil broker PVM said it's "only a question of time for WTI-priced USA crude oil to start strengthening against other benchmarks".
  • Nation's largest oil refinery shutting down due to Harvey floods

    Nation's largest oil refinery shutting down due to Harvey floods

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    The area is capable of 2.7 million barrels being refined daily or 14% of the total capacity in the U.S. "Harvey's disruptions mean greater variability in the weekly USA oil inventory, production and demand data in the next weeks, which will likely add to higher volatility", Giovanni Staunovo, an analyst based in Zurich, told Bloomberg .
  • Ted Cruz Suggests Chris Christie Is Criticizing Him for Attention

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    Rather than an eye-for-an-eye approach, King has resolved to do the right thing and vote to assist Texas. Those type of statements from Republicans in NY and New Jersey showed that fight over Sandy aid - from nearly five years ago - clearly still rankles more moderate GOP lawmakers in the Congress , who don't see eye to eye with Cruz and other conservatives on a variety of issues .
  • Blunt Responds To Trump Springfield Speech

    Blunt Responds To Trump Springfield Speech

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    Republicans hope to achieve tax reform by the end of the year, but reaching agreement on the details will be tough, analysts say. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer called on Trump to put "his money where his mouth is" and put forward a tax plan that prioritizes the middle class over the wealthy.
  • President Trump's Visit to Springfield Draws Hundreds of Demonstrators

    President Trump's Visit to Springfield Draws Hundreds of Demonstrators

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    Trump departed the White House for Springfield, Missouri , one day after touring hurricane-ravaged southeastern Texas. This would not only make it easier and cheaper to file taxes, but it would also make our system fairer by eliminating special interest deductions that keep rates artificially high for all taxpayers, and fail to benefit those who need it most.
  • President Trump: We Need Tax Code That's Simple, Fair & Easy to Understand

    President Trump: We Need Tax Code That's Simple, Fair & Easy to Understand

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    Unencumbered by pesky press secretaries and "fake" news organizations, as he likes to call them, the president prefers communicating his message straight to the public. Trump will explain that the U.S. tax code is simply broken and in fact six times longer than it was in 1955, the official said. He is also in a position to help congressional leaders promote those ideals and urge his supporters to hold Congress accountable.
  • Texas storm Harvey breaks historic rainfall record

    Texas storm Harvey breaks historic rainfall record

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    The storm's center edged off the coast of Texas into the Gulf of Mexico, drawing energy from the warm waters there and pushing band after band of heavy rain onshore. When they were pulled onto the boat, rescuers found the mother unresponsive. While Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States , it's still Texan through and through.
  • Weather disturbance near Carolinas has 'high' chance of becoming tropical storm

    Weather disturbance near Carolinas has 'high' chance of becoming tropical storm

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    The rain risk will be 60 percent. However, the photo above from the National Hurricane Center predicts rainfall totals from 6 to 10 inches along the coast of North Carolina. The intensity and duration of the rain will vary, but the wettest weather should be south and east of the Lehigh Valley. "Regions near Houston will likely see 35 to possibly 50 additional inches of rain, which will lead to more flooding", Bridges said.
  • Turkey calls for United Nations intervention over plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

    Turkey calls for United Nations intervention over plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

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    Abdullah, a Rohingya villager still in Myanmar, said four out of six hamlets in his village had been burned down by security forces, prompting all residents to flee towards Bangladesh. The UN has also urged Myanmar to protect civilians during its operations and called on Bangladesh to allow the displaced into their territory, something Dhaka is loath to do given it already hosts 400,000 displaced Rohingya.
  • 11 unforgettable animal rescues in brutal aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

    11 unforgettable animal rescues in brutal aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

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    This is the first of several expected flights to Seattle to help shelters that are directly housing displaced pets outside of Houston . Those animals will then be up for adoption here in OR soon after, from a couple days to a week, depending on their situation, says OHS spokesperson David Lytle.
  • Young Brewers having a blast while contending in NL Central

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    Brewers: Manny Pina did not play because of an apparent leg injury he sustained in the fourth inning Tuesday that forced him to leave the game. They already have endured a pair of six-game losing streaks in the second half and fell back to.500 at 59-59 before going on a 9-4 run that included last weekend's series victory over the Dodgers in Los Angeles.
  • PlayStation Plus games for September include a free VR title

    PlayStation Plus games for September include a free VR title

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    So, it's worth considering his statement. Check out the trailer below to see a sample of the gameplay. Still take it with a grain of salt as nothing is officially confirmed for it yet. While that might feel like six months ago, it means we're approaching the games console's four-year anniversary. The ad was spotted by Hot UK Deals , and it shows the slate for PlayStation 4 during the month.
  • Trump Speech on Tax Reform in Missouri

    Trump Speech on Tax Reform in Missouri

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    Additionally, when lawmakers return from recess in September they will have a tall to-do list of must-pass items to accomplish before tax reform can be addressed. The tax code hasn't seen a large-scale reform in three decades . The new plan will resemble the Bush-era legislation, as well, by including many tax cuts that come with expiration dates.
  • VENEZUELA: Government Condemns French President Statement About The Country

    VENEZUELA: Government Condemns French President Statement About The Country

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    Trump's sanctions are also illegal under both US and international law. As Trump's disgraced presidency continues to putrefy, the urge to rescue it with war will certainly grow. In conjunction with the Order, OFAC issued four General Licenses. The United States and Venezuela are not on good terms. According to this doctrine , debt incurred by "odious" regimes should not be enforceable, because the lender should have known that the debt was incurred without the consent of the people or ...
  • Here's Everything That's New in the iPhone 8

    Here's Everything That's New in the iPhone 8

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    The new iPhone 8 - released for the tenth anniversary of the product - is expected to be a radical reinvention, with a huge screen taking up nearly the entire front of the device. For instance, the new iPhone users would now be unable be befit from the public wireless charging spots that are being provided by companies like AirCharge .
  • Is new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi's taking over signalling changes at Uber?

    Is new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi's taking over signalling changes at Uber?

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    Reports that the former Expedia boss had accepted the role surfaced earlier this week. The appointment of Khosrowshahi, who described himself as "a fighter", comes as Uber is trying to recover from a series of crises that culminated in the ouster of its former CEO Travis Kalanick in June .
  • BBB offers tips on helping Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

    BBB offers tips on helping Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

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    If a friend forwards a URL, phone number or email, don't trust it until you check its validity. Fraud isn't the only issue. If a charity claims 100 percent of collected funds will be assisting disaster victims, the truth is that the organization is still probably incurring fund raising and administrative expenses.
  • Hajj: 400 Intending Pilgrims Banned From Entering Mecca

    Hajj: 400 Intending Pilgrims Banned From Entering Mecca

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    Two years ago, a huge stampede at the hajj left almost 2,300 people dead - the worst catastrophe in the history of the pilgrimage. While Thursday is the Arafat Day, the peak of the Hajj rite in Saudi Arabia, other Muslims across the world would observe Eid-Kabir Celebration on Friday September 1, 2017.
  • A missing pregnant woman has been found dead in a river

    A missing pregnant woman has been found dead in a river

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    Two suspects in the death of a pregnant woman in North Dakota will face three charges including conspiracy to commit murder. Bail is set for both Hoehn and Crews at $2,000,000 dollars, cash. Police Chief Dave Todd said the suspects are not cooperating, with the exception of indicating to detectives that it was Greywind's baby. She was due September 20.
  • Merkel: Europe still 'hasn't done homework' on refugees

    Merkel: Europe still 'hasn't done homework' on refugees

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    He also rounded on Merkel's conservatives for their criticism of former SPD Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, who has been attacked for taking jobs at Kremlin-linked Russian energy companies, most recently at Rosneft. "Some believe the problems in Germany can be fixed by screaming - but I don't think so", she said. German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned the United Kingdom that it must pay what it owes the European Union as part of Brexit talks, saying it's misleading to view the ...
  • Boeing to donate $1 million for Hurricane Harvey relief

    Boeing to donate $1 million for Hurricane Harvey relief

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    When waters begin to recede, Blocher said, volunteers will move into the next phase of response, including passing out cleanup kits and cleaning supplies , and assessing and verifying damage that residents are seeking help for. Those looking to donate can do so by clicking here . Hurricane Harvey , which is marked as one of the worst flooding disasters in recent U.S history per The Huffington Post , did not hold back as it made landfall Friday.
  • Microsoft Announces Windows Mixed Reality Headsets Will Run Steam Content

    Microsoft Announces Windows Mixed Reality Headsets Will Run Steam Content

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    Both are powered by Windows 10 . The first one being "The Regular Line" which will feature desktops and laptops with integrated graphics and will ensure that the experience will be a smooth 60 Frames per second. The sale ends in a few weeks, though, and will add $100 on top of that. Like other Windows Mixed Reality headsets , Asus' solution also uses inside-out tracking via two built-in front-facing cameras.
  • How to donate to Hurricane Harvey victims (and avoid a scam)

    How to donate to Hurricane Harvey victims (and avoid a scam)

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    Be wary of responding to unsolicited emails and social media posts that purport to link to a relief organization. If you are planning to give, be cautious of charity scams. Never give out credit card numbers over the phone. So where can you safely donate? Experts said money is the quickest, most effective contribution most people can make during times of disaster.
  • Verizon's Pixels are starting to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update

    Verizon's Pixels are starting to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update

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    The Certified Android device program should help to ensure that customers don't purchase a device may have been in some way compromised before it has even reached their hands. A joint operation by security vendors, content delivery networks and Google has resulted in the abolition of the large-scale WireX Android botnet .