• USA to Release Oil From Strategic Reserve Due to Harvey

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    Meanwhile, U.S. crude futures fell as the refinery shutdowns could reduce demand for American crude. Brent crude, the global benchmark, was down by 0.42%, at $52.63 a barrel on London's Intercontinental Exchange. The impact of the storm overshadowed the latest weekly figures on United States oil supplies from the American Petroleum Institute (API). OPEC output this month also fell 1,70,000 bpd from a 2017 high, a Reuters survey found, as renewed unrest cut supplies in Libya and other ...
  • North Korea fired missile at half range, says Seoul

    North Korea fired missile at half range, says Seoul

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    Before Tuesday's launch, it appeared North Korea was backing away from its threat to fire missiles toward Guam. The missile defense system of Japan's Self-Defense Forces (SDF) comprises a two-tier system: the ship-based Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) mounted on four Aegis vessels, which intercept missiles whose engines have burned out and are passing through beyond the Earth's atmosphere, and the PAC-3 system, which intercept warheads that were somehow not destroyed by the SM-3 at an altitude ...
  • Microsoft And Amazon Have Integrated Cortana And Alexa

    Microsoft And Amazon Have Integrated Cortana And Alexa

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    The investors seem to be happy with this partnership as stock price of both the companies rose. Come to think about it, the joint venture of Amazon and Microsoft is logical, albeit unusual. Microsoft's Cortana too has a similar story. Amazon's digital assistant Alexa will be exposed to almost 400 million Windows users - but Microsoft's platform has a secret weapon: Skype.
  • US President Trump to donate 1 million dollars to Texas flood relief

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    House GOP leaders have signaled they are aiming to act fast on Harvey aid and a vote is likely next week. Before joining the agency Long served as executive vice president at Hagerty Consulting, an emergency management consulting firm. "They should also know she speaks five languages, she's brilliant, she's incredibly savvy", she said. Coast Guard Commandant Paul Zukunft said officials are working to get southeast Texas ports reopened and keeping an eye on refineries, chemical plants and ...
  • Is the Galaxy Note8 everything you hoped it would be — Weekly poll

    Is the Galaxy Note8 everything you hoped it would be — Weekly poll

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    On the other hand, the company had released the 4GB variant at the price of Rs 64,900. The base model has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, which costs CNY 699. There is a new "Live Focus" mode that blurs out the background while taking shots. But the price tag is expected to hover above $1000. The Galaxy Note 8 will not only be a better version of Note 7, but also the biggest one yet in the Note family.
  • United States releases 1 million barrels of Strategic Petroleum Reserve

    United States releases 1 million barrels of Strategic Petroleum Reserve

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    Prices at the pump haven't budged much - yet. 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. The U.S. Gulf Coast refining hub has in recent years become a major supplier of fuels such as gasoline and diesel to overseas markets such as Brazil, Mexico and Europe.
  • Warming with weekend rain chances

    Warming with weekend rain chances

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    There were only 4 days that were above average and the rest either met the average or stayed below. LABOR DAY WEEKEND: Another cool burst of air settles in for the end of the week. Sunday may have an early shower, then slowly clearing during the afternoon. We'll also see plenty of clouds and cool temps. Highs will be in the low-70s on Tuesday and in the mid-60s on Wednesday .
  • Indonesia Eid al Adha

    Indonesia Eid al Adha

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    As Ibrahim was about to do the deed upon Allah's command, God replaced Ishmael with a sheep and he was saved. An Afghan boy poses for a photograph as he waits for customers at a livestock market set up for the upcoming Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday , in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug.
  • Harvey causing gasoline price increases in Pennsylvania

    Harvey causing gasoline price increases in Pennsylvania

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    New York's average gas price on Sunday was 2.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and 12.9 cents higher than a year ago. Some oil and gas refineries and pipelines along the Texas Gulf Coast shut down at the approach of Harvey, which at that point was a hurricane.
  • May visits Japan with 'lofty' goal of mirroring European Union trade deal

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    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in a telephone conversation on Wednesday, agreed to work toward to seek stronger UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea. At a press conference alongside Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister said the United Kingdom condemned the latest missile launch in the "strongest terms possible".
  • Ron Renkoski: Use Donald Trump's own cash for wall

    Ron Renkoski: Use Donald Trump's own cash for wall

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    QUESTION: Sir, if I may follow up, on Tuesday you said , "If we have to close down our government, we are building that wall". You can keep tweeting , but we won't pay the #FuckingWall . Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania., Joe Donnelly of Indiana , Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Bill Nelson of Florida and Jon Tester of Montana.
  • Harvey impacting gas prices in Kansas City

    Harvey impacting gas prices in Kansas City

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    Motorists should expect higher prices this week. Eight refineries were shut down because of the hurricane, taking more than 2 million barrels out of the market. The following stocks are all viable candidates to add to your portfolio is you are seeking out stocks to buy to take advantage of the recent strength in gasoline prices.
  • Houston floods: White House seeks disaster aid from Congress

    Houston floods: White House seeks disaster aid from Congress

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    And American football superstar JJ Watt, who plays for the Houston Texans, has raised upwards of $10 million to assist. But I think that doesn't mean we're gonna let somebody starve or die of thirst or exposure. Then in early August, weeks before Harvey showed up on the radar, Mr. Long hosted the president and other cabinet officials at FEMA for a briefing on the coming hurricane season.
  • Eid-al-adha 2017: Celebrate Eid-ul-adha on the dates revealed

    Eid-al-adha 2017: Celebrate Eid-ul-adha on the dates revealed

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    In the southern West Bank city of Hebron, meanwhile, thousands of Palestinians performed Eid prayers at the Ibrahimi Mosque, which the Israeli authorities opened to Palestinian worshipers. Earlier, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has congratulated the nation on the occasion of Eid al-Adha. Eid al-Adha, which symbolizes the highest human qualities, commemorates Abraham's faith and devotion to God.
  • Samsung, LG Delay Launch of Their Latest Smartphones

    Samsung, LG Delay Launch of Their Latest Smartphones

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    We tried this out and were impressed with how smooth the zooming in is compared to most other phones. The phone will largely retain its shape and form factor, but it is not indicated if it will have the rounder Galaxy S8 display or the more-squared Note 8 display .
  • Statement by President Donald J. Trump on North Korea

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    Both China and Russian Federation, however, continued to urge restraint yesterday. Asked if she intends to fight the next election, she said: "Yes". "We're not talking to the North Koreans right now". This is a very unsafe game because it means that China and the Russian Federation will have limited opportunities in restraining North Korea .
  • New Nintendo Switch video showcases upcoming indie titles

    New Nintendo Switch video showcases upcoming indie titles

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    The new game, titled Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes , will be released exclusively for the Nintendo Switch console sometime in 2018. Nintendo's own showcase is hardly the be all and end all of what will be on the way, with indie publishers like Devolver Digital, Curve Digital and Team17 seeing the Switch as fertile ground for their games.
  • Mueller, New York AG Team up to Investigate Paul Manafort

    Mueller, New York AG Team up to Investigate Paul Manafort

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    Mueller was reportedly open to accepting these legal submissions, but has not responded to them. Comey had led the investigation until Trump fired him on May 9. The partnership will presumably give Mueller access to #45's tax returns, which Trump has refused to release because he's afraid of people learning he's not a bonafide billionaire.
  • How Harvey Relief Could Help - Or Hinder - Congress' Budget Deals

    How Harvey Relief Could Help - Or Hinder - Congress' Budget Deals

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    The statement credited to the Mexico's foreign ministry reads, "As the Mexican government has always stated, our country will not pay, under any circumstances, for a wall or physical barrier built on U.S. One early estimate by Chuck Watson, a risk modeler, puts damages from Harvey at $42 billion . The massive, ongoing flooding caused by Harvey means that officials still don't know how much aid the metropolis will need to recover, but it's expected to be many billions of dollars.
  • Japan become third team to qualify for World Cup

    Japan become third team to qualify for World Cup

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    This is the result of a team following the coach's philosophy through hard work. The Bosnian took Algeria to the last 16 of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, where they pushed Germany to extra time with the eventual world champions eking out a 2-1 victory to advance to the quarter-finals.
  • Muslim countries need to do something about Myanmar's Rohingya

    Muslim countries need to do something about Myanmar's Rohingya

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    Government figures put the death toll since last week at a minimum of 103, including 12 members of security forces, 77 people described as insurgents and 14 civilians. Local authorities said its inhabitants had been involved in last week's attacks. Rescuers retrieved 17 bodies from the river on Thursday while four others were recovered on Wednesday after three boats overturned in the waters while the Rohingya were trying to cross into Bangladesh.
  • Galaxy Note 8 Apps Available For Rooted Samsung Phones

    Galaxy Note 8 Apps Available For Rooted Samsung Phones

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    The Note 8 is very similar to the S8 in many ways. "All Samsung smartphones are being bundled with Jio data". Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is available in four color variants- Orchid Grey, Maple Gold, Deep Sea Blue, and Midnight Black. The Galaxy Note 8 features a a 6.4-inch SuperAMOLED display , and dimensions of 62.5mm x 74.6mm. It is backed up by the 3300 mAh battery with fast charging technique.
  • Houston Police Officer Drowns In Floodwaters

    Houston Police Officer Drowns In Floodwaters

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    According to local officials, the law enforcement officer drove around for more than two hours trying to find a safe route to join in the efforts to rescue people from the havoc caused by Hurricane Harvey . As of Monday morning, the mayor said about 5,500 people were in all of Houston's shelters, but he expects that number to rise exponentially. Turner added that Perez had been so determined to report for duty that morning, that when his wife urged him to reconsider leaving home, he ...
  • BRICS economic cooperation promising, says analyst

    BRICS economic cooperation promising, says analyst

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    He added that Moscow views cooperation with its BRICS partners in science, technology, innovations and cutting edge medicine as one of its priorities for cooperation. "The problem is essentially the aggressive stance that China has adopted on all territorial matters with all countries and here the manner in which it has tried to alter the status quo on the ground by building this road, which we have stopped", said Jayadeva Ranade, a former China specialist at the Indian government's National ...
  • US Coast Guard SAR operations in response to Hurricane Harvey

    US Coast Guard SAR operations in response to Hurricane Harvey

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    Water levels continued to rise to unsafe and historic levels, with some areas seeing more than 5 feet of flooding. "President Trump sent us here to say we are with you". It isn't uncommon to find National Guard members working or training alongside emergency first responders - it's part of their mission. Neighbor helping neighbor .
  • American troops present in Afghanistan, reveals Pentagon

    American troops present in Afghanistan, reveals Pentagon

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    The newly-reported figure does not include an estimated 4,000 troops which Donald Trump announced would be added to USA forces in the region in an August 21 speech. Trump last week announced he would ramp up the USA effort in Afghanistan, part of his administration's rollout of a new strategy to win the nation's longest-running war.
  • US Investigating Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan Airstrikes

    US Investigating Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan Airstrikes

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    We should not go that way, he said. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation said they were unable to provide any information. The Taliban say they want the land returned to those from whom it was taken. However, Pakistan has categorically said that it wouldn't initiate further talks until the USA administration gives a clear signal of change in its new policy.
  • UN chief concerned about flooding in Texas

    UN chief concerned about flooding in Texas

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    Some would just "come crying, just wanting help", volunteer Bobba Bedri said. Another user WendyG tweeted , "Any takers on whether or not there'll be a picture of this particular crowd in his office?" "They weren't victims. "We'll congratulate each other when it's all finished". Beyonce - whose net worth with her husband, rap mogul Jay-Z, is estimated at $1 billion - said that Texas was "in my prayers" in a post to her more than 100 million followers on Instagram .
  • Of Indian banknotes cancelled previous year, 99% are accounted for

    Of Indian banknotes cancelled previous year, 99% are accounted for

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    Devendra Pant, chief economist at India Ratings and Research, said the figures from July's collection were encouraging and "this number is likely to improve" in coming months. "99% notes legally exchanged!" 'Why no fury in India?' Over and above this, the government's policy caused a huge cash shortage, with people having to spend many days standing in ATM lines trying to withdraw their own money.
  • Death toll rises to 21 in Mumbai building collapse

    Death toll rises to 21 in Mumbai building collapse

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    A five-story residential building collapsed Thursday in India's financial capital of Mumbai , killing at least 12 people and injuring 14, authorities said. NDRF rescue team has taken over the situation trying to contain the damage. Two of them were said to be critical, while four others were discharged after treatment.
  • Trump expected to announce end to Obama-era DACA, official says

    Trump expected to announce end to Obama-era DACA, official says

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    Referring to last Friday's presidential pardon of former Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio , Castor fears the worst when it comes to what the Trump administration will do on DACA. Since January, he has taken no action to eliminate DACA, despite repeated promises to do so during the campaign. The White House suggested Thursday afternoon, though, that Trump has yet to give the final sign-off.
  • 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

    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.