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People Harvey aftermath: Toxic waste sites flooded in Texas, EPA says
Author: 0 Harvey aftermath: Toxic waste sites flooded in Texas, EPA says

The EPA said it found the flooded or damaged Superfund sites using aerial images but had been able to physically inspect only two of them so far. AP journalists used a boat to report the conditions of the flooded sites and accessed others by vehicle or foot.

People Britain's May attends top security meeting in Japan
Author: 0 Britain's May attends top security meeting in Japan

The British leader said it is a formative period in shaping the future of her country, and that there are few places where the opportunities to deepen trade relations are greater than Japan. Some Japanese companies with factories in the United Kingdom are anxious about their ability to export to the rest of Europe after Brexit . She is keen to convince nervy investors that Britain's exit from the European Union will not make it a less attractive business partner.

People Steelers trade for Wilcox
Author: 0 Steelers trade for Wilcox

The Steelers now have just two healthy safeties, Sean Davis and Robert Golden on their roster. Mike Mitchell is the established starter at free safety for the Steelers, but he's been banged up this preseason and Wilcox both adds depth and gives them a security blanket if Mitchell's injury lingers.

Author: 0 Texas governor estimates Harvey damage at up to $180bn

His visit on Saturday is expected to be markedly different. This weekend's trip was the first time Trump met with victims since the storm hit Texas and Louisiana . He claimed to have witnessed "firsthand the horror & devastation", though reporters traveling with him said he did not. Even Republicans chastised Trump for a glaring lack of empathy.

People USA sends warplanes to South Korea in show of force against North
Author: 0 USA sends warplanes to South Korea in show of force against North

The shorter range points to an intended early cutting of the engine thrust or a possible mechanical problem, as the trajectory taken would not have been useful in simulating re-entry or heating of the missile, Wright wrote in a blog post. Before Tuesday's launch, it appeared North Korea was backing away from its threat to fire missiles toward Guam. But there are important clues about North Korea's ambitious push to send its missiles farther into the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to make them ...

People Wildfire burning near Cascade Locks' Eagle Creek Trail
Author: 0 Wildfire burning near Cascade Locks' Eagle Creek Trail

Mountain WAVE Search and Rescue tweeted out a photo of the second bus leaving later Sunday morning. For the latest information on evacuation orders, call the Hood River County Sheriff's Office at 541-387-6941. Hikers are reportedly on the trail above the fire, attempting to evade the smoke, according to a news release from the Hood River County Sheriff's Office.

Author: 0 Cabinet rejig: Seven ex-Armymen, bureaucrats in Team Modi

The goal is to bring in more efficiency in governance as the government has only two years left for the next General election in the year 2019", said a BJP leader. Born in Manimala village in Kerala's Kottayam district, he pioneered the literacy movement in India and as District Collector of Kottayam made it the first 100 percent literate town in India in 1989.

People Walmart announces $20 million to Harvey relief effort, customer campaign
Author: 0 Walmart announces $20 million to Harvey relief effort, customer campaign

Meanwhile, Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic is predicted to be a major hurricane, The Red Cross is watching the storm and preparing to respond if necessary. Relief groups are working hard to help deliver clothing, food, and basic supplies to those in need, and urge cash donations as the most efficient way in getting food and supplies out quickly.

People Trump, SKorea's Moon Agree to Boost Seoul's Missile Capabilities
Author: 0 Trump, SKorea's Moon Agree to Boost Seoul's Missile Capabilities

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said the country had detected a 5.7 magnitude artificial quake close to the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in the north of the country, where Pyongyang has conducted nuclear tests in the past. North Korea defends its weapons programs as necessary to counter perceived United States aggression, such as recent air maneuvers with South Korean and Japanese jets.

People President Donald Trump visits evacuees at shelter in storm-battered Houston
Author: 0 President Donald Trump visits evacuees at shelter in storm-battered Houston

Authorities in neighboring Louisiana had scrambled to safeguard their state from the impact of Harvey, whose onslaught evoked painful memories of Hurricane Katrina's deadly strike 12 years ago - but New Orleans escaped with minimal rain. Officials made a decision to let the remaining six containers catch fire and burn out rather than endanger firefighters, the US Environmental Protection Agency and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality said in a joint statement.

People Japan-S. Korea defense hotline may open this year
Author: 0 Japan-S. Korea defense hotline may open this year

Allowing South Korea more powerful weaponry signals to the North that Seoul will not necessarily be constrained by the United States and that it has an independent ability to react, Schuster said. The U.S. president has previously vowed to stop North Korea developing nuclear weapons and said he would unleash "fire and fury" on the regime if it threatened U.S.

People Russian Federation urges United States to return diplomatic properties
Author: 0 Russian Federation urges United States to return diplomatic properties

It adds that Washington is violating worldwide law and the Vienna Convention by the move. "Peskov said that Russian President Vladimir Putin had been briefed on the situation". In the meantime, the State Department will control all access to the properties, along with the responsibility for securing and maintaining them, the official said .

People 'Conservatives would be worse off if Theresa May stays as leader'
Author: 0 'Conservatives would be worse off if Theresa May stays as leader'

Margaret Thatcher was a month from leading the Conservatives to their third election victory when she produced one of her most famous phrases. "I think it's going to be hard for Theresa May to lead us into the next general election", said Nicky Morgan, a Tory MP who has been very vocal in her opposition to Theresa May.

Author: 0 Theresa May calls on China to act over North Korea missile launches

May, who said on Wednesday that China was "the key" to worldwide pressure on North Korea, told a press conference alongside Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, that action was required. She added: "Yes, I hope to go on and on, because I believe passionately in our policies". May arrived in Japan Wednesday with an eye to soothing Brexit fears and pushing ahead on early free-trade talks with the world's number three economy.

People Townend leads British dominance at Burghley Horse Trials
Author: 0 Townend leads British dominance at Burghley Horse Trials

Britain's Oliver Townend top thesleaderboard at the end of the cross country at the Burghley Horse Trials today (September 2) after coaxing a lovely round out of his relatively inexperienced Ballaghmor Class . Kristina Cook, fifth on Calvino ll, was held on course in front of the Discovery Valley and perhaps lost concentration as she had a frustrating runout and dropped to 18th place.

People Japan, S Korea hold drills after North's missile launch
Author: 0 Japan, S Korea hold drills after North's missile launch

The country's Korean Central News Agency reported that leader Kim Jong-un presided over the launch of the "ultra-modern rocket system", the first missile ever fired from the capital Pyongyang. Capitol and a fist crushing a U.S. missile. The 15-member U.N. Security Council on Tuesday condemned the firing of the missile over Japan as "outrageous" and demanded that North Korea halt its weapons programs.

People Trump Hopes for Better Relations between US & Russia
Author: 0 Trump Hopes for Better Relations between US & Russia

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Schiff's remarks. Cohen stressed that the plan was abandoned for various reasons. Cohen said the proposal was under consideration from September 2015 until the end of January 2016 and progressed to soliciting building designs and negotiations over financing.

People US, Allies in show of force after N. Korean missile launch
Author: 0 US, Allies in show of force after N. Korean missile launch

Berger, the commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, said in a statement that the F-35 contributes to the overall security and stability of the region and embodies a commitment to U.S. In response to the missile launch, the United States sent strategic assets to South Korea on Thursday: two B-1B Lancer bombers from Guam and four F-35B stealth fighter jets from USA bases in Japan .

People Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku fires Belgium into 2018 World Cup
Author: 0 Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku fires Belgium into 2018 World Cup

Domagoj Vida scored the only goal of the game to help Croatia claim a 1-0 win over Kosovo in their Group I encounter. They join Brazil, Iran, Japan, Mexico and hosts Russian Federation in guaranteeing a place at next year's finals. The World Cup Qualifiers in Europe only come to an end next month (at least before the Playoffs start), but two Manchester City stars could confirm a place in Russian Federation today .

People SC has some of the steepest gas price spikes in nation
Author: 0 SC has some of the steepest gas price spikes in nation

That five-cent bump puts it among the 10 states with the smallest price jump since Harvey bore down. On Thursday, US gasoline hit a two-year high above US$2 a gallon. Of them, six have started assessing damage, which could take several days, the report states. S&P Global Platts also reports seven additional plants with reduced rates of refining.

People Palmer Fire in Redlands Area Is 15% Contained at 3300 Acres
Author: 0 Palmer Fire in Redlands Area Is 15% Contained at 3300 Acres

Saturday west of Beaumont, near San Timoteo Canyon Road and Fisherman's Retreat, and rapidly spread by nightfall. As of 7:24 p.m., the Palmer Fire is at 3,000 acres and 0% containment, according to a tweet from Cal Fire Riverside. with structures threatened as winds continue to push the fire west towards Redlands and away from Beaumont. Sabaté, who is the brother of KPCC digital producer Albert Sabaté, described the area as "out in the country" and noted that several homeowners in the area ...

People North Korea may have conducted 6th nuclear test, news agency reports
Author: 0 North Korea may have conducted 6th nuclear test, news agency reports

It came during the annual United States joint military exercises with South Korea that include a simulated nuclear strike, which usually attract provocative retaliatory actions from the North. After the missile launch, Trump tweeted that the time for talks was over. "It says a great deal about the priority you and your president [Moon Jae-in] place on the relationship", Mattis said in opening remarks at the meeting.

People FEMA Approves $66 Million for Hurricane Harvey Victims Already
Author: 0 FEMA Approves $66 Million for Hurricane Harvey Victims Already

Despite clear skies on Thursday, the city of Houston remained paralysed by flooding caused by the storm, and other parts of Texas were still reeling from Harvey's impact. "TEXAS: We are with you today, we are with you tomorrow, and we will be with you EVERY SINGLE DAY AFTER, to restore, recover, and REBUILD!" Gasoline futures soared more than 13 percent on Thursday as nearly a quarter of USA refining capacity had been knocked offline, raising fears of fuel shortages.

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