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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.
  • 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 .
  • Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

    Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

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    Pyongyang says it needs nuclear weapons to protect itself against the U.S., and the firing comes during the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian South Korean-U.S. General Assembly scheduled for September", the foreign ministry said, according to Yonhap. The photographs show the brutal reality of battling North Korea's evil regime: could this happen again? COL.
  • Sandra Bullock donates $1 million to help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

    Sandra Bullock donates $1 million to help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

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    Actress Sandra Bullock is pitching in to help victims of Hurricane Harvey by donating $1 million to the Red Cross relief effort. Textron Aviation also matched the donation with $5,000 for a grand total of $30,000. Join me in donating to @salvationarmyUS at http://HELPSALVATIONARMY.org or text STORM to 51555", and ended , "It's heartbreaking to see the devastation in Texas.
  • YouTube Desktop Refreshed With Material Design, New Logo Unveiled

    YouTube Desktop Refreshed With Material Design, New Logo Unveiled

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    YouTube has come a long way since its humble beginnings in early 2005. YouTube's Neal Mohan said: " YouTube's evolved...a lot". It's time its logo did too. All the navigation tabs have been moved to the bottom of the app as it is said that this aids navigation. This update has already rolled out around the world.
  • Republican Spending Package Could Trigger Confrontation With Trump

    Republican Spending Package Could Trigger Confrontation With Trump

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    But it also poses a serious threat to his entire presidency. It seems he's doing everything he can to get his base to vote Republicans out of power in 2018. Donald Trump's agenda has not changed. Legislative failures will be greeted with attacks on his own party, because what's important to him is that everyone knows it wasn't his fault.
  • Pakistan suspends bilateral talks, visits with USA over Trump outburst

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    But how is Trump's reversal playing with his political base, who had been led to believe that he would pull out of Afghanistan , lock, stock and barrel? Second, Trump brought Pakistan much more explicitly into his Afghan policy than Bush or Obama did, arguing that the country will face significantly increased U.S.
  • Pakistan has temporarily suspended talks with United States, says Foreign Minister Asif

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    In other words, wars are meant to further political goals, not just kill bad guys. And you need to stop. Also, the situation presents a new phenomenon for Pakistan, since the 60s, it is the first time that we practically find ourselves on the wrong side of the USA foreign policy - the threats of "do more" have been there for a long time , but the enemy status, if labelled, will certainly be the first.
  • Animal Humane Society Sending Rescue Team To Texas

    Animal Humane Society Sending Rescue Team To Texas

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    A Volusia County animal shelter is opening its doors to 35 dogs this evening, some of which are escaping the path of Hurricane Harvey . Numerous dogs were scheduled to come to New Jersey even before the storm hit, but the schedule was moved up because of the storm.
  • AAP wins Bawana bypoll: Proves Kejriwal's grip on Delhi has not loosened!

    AAP wins Bawana bypoll: Proves Kejriwal's grip on Delhi has not loosened!

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    In Valpoi, the bypoll was held following the resignation of Rane as a Congress MLA. Prakash won the seat in the 2015 Assembly elections as an AAP candidate. One of the 12 reserved constituencies, Bawana has around 2.94 lakh voters and is dotted with 26 villages, unauthorised colonies and slums. It is noteworthy that AAP has been stressing on use of VVPAT for long claiming that the BJP has been hacking into EVMs to win elections.
  • Kohl's donates $500000 for Harvey relief to American Red Cross

    Kohl's donates $500000 for Harvey relief to American Red Cross

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    More than 6 million hurricane and flood alerts have been issued through Red Cross mobile apps since the threat of Hurricane Harvey (August 24). Shelters are also open in Louisiana as the storm moves into the area. Among the thousands of volunteers rushing to help a Harvey-battered Texas are 17 American Red Cross volunteers who deployed from West Michigan.
  • Israel accuses Iran of building missiles in Syria and Lebanon

    Israel accuses Iran of building missiles in Syria and Lebanon

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    The two leaders stressed that there was no alternative to a two-state solution, and that Israel must stop its practices that "violate the essence and principles of a peace process in the Middle East ". Israeli Knesset member Yehuda Glick, centre, speaks to journalists after visiting Al Aqsa Mosque compound on August 29, 2017. The source added that the two leaders did not reach an agreement over the matter, however, Netanyahu threatened that he would take action if his concerns were not ...
  • Republicans quick to dismiss Trump's government shutdown threats

    Republicans quick to dismiss Trump's government shutdown threats

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    And I think the difference between the two at least stylistically is the president seems to like to light fires, and McConnell always sees it his job to kind of tamp them out. Ryan said. According to a report in The Hill , Trump's unexpected proposal means "raising the debt ceiling just got tougher". In the 1970s and 1980s, there were 14 shutdowns, some partial and most lasting only a few days.
  • A third shelter has opened up in Dallas for Hurricane Harvey evacuees

    A third shelter has opened up in Dallas for Hurricane Harvey evacuees

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    Now she's anxious about what comes next. "I'm so cold", said Irma Lutes, 71, who tried to warm up under two white Red Cross blankets in the air-conditioned hall. Harvey's harrowing effects have left Preston "in pain, stressed and overwhelmed", she said. "We're alerting the authorities that this is a medical emergency so that they can get prioritized", she says.
  • Houston Rockets Up Hurricane Harvey Donation To $10 Million

    Houston Rockets Up Hurricane Harvey Donation To $10 Million

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    Blake Farenthold of Texas. Hurricane Harvey has devastated parts of southeast Texas. He said the way people got through the storm and that so many lives were saved is "remarkable". The slow-moving storm's centre was likely to remain just off the coast of Texas through Tuesday night before moving inland over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, according to the US National Hurricane Center.
  • Kevin Hart wants stars to donate cash for Storm Harvey relief funds

    Kevin Hart wants stars to donate cash for Storm Harvey relief funds

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    This also means that evil jerks will try to take advantage of them by using bogus apartment and house rental listings. "We need to come together". Catastrophic flooding is expected to continue over southeast Texas for the next few days. In a video posted on Twitter by NBC News, Hart said he's donating $25,000 and challenged other celebrities to help . They also have nearly 60 mobile kitchens ready to deploy around the disaster area as soon as roads are opened.
  • Kevin Hart wants stars to donate cash for Storm Harvey relief funds

    Kevin Hart wants stars to donate cash for Storm Harvey relief funds

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    This also means that evil jerks will try to take advantage of them by using bogus apartment and house rental listings. "We need to come together". Catastrophic flooding is expected to continue over southeast Texas for the next few days. In a video posted on Twitter by NBC News, Hart said he's donating $25,000 and challenged other celebrities to help . They also have nearly 60 mobile kitchens ready to deploy around the disaster area as soon as roads are opened.
  • Missouri Task Force One has rescued over 316 people in Houston

    Missouri Task Force One has rescued over 316 people in Houston

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    On Friday, USAR assets from Missouri (MO-TF 1), Ohio (OH-TF-1), Tennessee 1 (TN-TF 1) and Utah (UT-TF 1) were activated to assist in to south Texas. Originally deployed to San Antonio, the team has now been redeployed to Katy, Texas because the roads to San Antonio have become impassable, according to the governor's statement.