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Trump to Roll Back Obama's Flood Standards for Infrastructure

Trump to Roll Back Obama's Flood Standards for Infrastructure

Separately a White House spokesman said the order would set a two-year goal for completing permits needed on major infrastructure plans, and create a "one Federal decision" protocol for big projects. Flanked by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao , Trump unraveled a flow chart he said shows how long it now takes to issue permits for a highway. Read More

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Driver in fatal Charlottesville wreck identified as James Alex Fields

Driver in fatal Charlottesville wreck identified as James Alex Fields

Fields is reported to have targeted counter protesters by driving his Dodge Challenger into a crowd of bystanders on a pedestrian mall that left one dead and 19 injured, five critically. The newspaper's staff has been prepping coverage for the white nationalist rally - and the counterprotests - for weeks, he said. A man accused of ramming his vehicle into a crowd of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia was denied bond Monday after the public defender's office said it ... Read More

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Three people dead in Kenosha County shooting

Three people dead in Kenosha County shooting

The Great Lakes Dragaway is a quarter-mile dragstrip located in Union Grove , WI. While it is not confirmed if the killings were gang related, evidence available thus far strongly indicates that it was, Beth said. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports the suspect drove off in a black vehicle. "We're not aware of any altercations that happened earlier". About 5,000 people were at the festival, Larry's Fun Fest, when the shooting occurred, reports say. Read More

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China pressed iron ore traders to halt business even before United Nations sanctions

China pressed iron ore traders to halt business even before United Nations sanctions

Tensions over North Korea's nuclear program escalated after Pyongyang tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July, prompting the United Nations to impose a fresh round of sanctions. "It's not going to continue like that", Trump said. The US and North Korea have been exchanging military threats since last week after American intelligence found that Kim Jong-un's regime has managed to develop an arsenal of nuclear weapons small enough to fit on a ballistic missile that could reach ... Read More

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Tropical Storm 'Gert' Forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm 'Gert' Forms in the Atlantic

A tropical depression in the western Atlantic is expected to become a tropical storm later today. It takes 39 miles per hour or higher to be declared a tropical storm. The storm is churning at 40 mph with gusts to 50 mph, moving NNW around 10 mph. Gert is the seventh named Tropical Storm of the 2017 Hurricane Season. Read More

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Venezuelan Leader Wants a Face-to-Face Meeting with Trump

Venezuelan Leader Wants a Face-to-Face Meeting with Trump

In his remarks, the Venezuelan leader asked for a "personal conversation" with Trump when they gather in New York City next month at the United Nations General Assembly. The Archbishop of Caracas also denounced that "in recent weeks, we have seen how the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice has levied very severe sanctions against several opposition mayors". Read More

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Mega Millions jackpot raised to $393M

Mega Millions jackpot raised to $393M

I hope they will come more today because the jackpot is good and tomorrow's, too, is more than last week. Americans love their lotteries, which is illustrated by ever-increasing jackpots where the sky is the limit. Royer said if he won, he would donate some of the money for afterschool programs for kids, and help friends and family. Since the ticket also included the Power Play option, the prize doubled to $2 million, according to the release. Read More

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Google employees plan class action lawsuit over gender pay

Google employees plan class action lawsuit over gender pay

A 28-year-old former Google engineer who was sacked over a memo he wrote about gender differences said Tuesday he's exploring all his legal options and has already filed a labor complaint over his treatment. Uber Technologies CEO Travis Kalanick lost his job in June amid scandals over sexual harassment, discrimination and an aggressive culture. In her own memo, she rebuked the controversial post by the fired male employee, saying simply: "It advanced incorrect assumptions about ... Read More

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Some Venezuela opposition parties to vie in vote

Some Venezuela opposition parties to vie in vote

Venezuela's new constitutional assembly has passed a decree declaring itself superior to all other branches of government. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza told representatives from nations including Cuba and Bolivia that long-standing US aggressions against the South American nation have "entered a much stronger phase". Read More

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United States military bases can now shoot down private drones

United States military bases can now shoot down private drones

Davis said the policy was sent to military services and installations in July. The Pentagon has given the military the green light and new guidelines allowing the military to down drones flying near or over select USA military bases. All UAS activities within the United States must follow appropriate FAA regulations and guidelines, Davis said, noting that UAS activity outside FAA rules and guidelines is considered "unauthorized activity". Read More

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Former BC premier Christy Clark says she intends to resign

Former BC premier Christy Clark says she intends to resign

Liberal caucus will get to work preparing for the recall of the legislature and will shortly provide details of critic appointments", the statement said. The liberals have to set a date for a leadership vote within the next month. Clark had said she was ready to serve as the leader of the opposition, after the NDP and Green Party announced their plans to topple her government. Read More

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Voting ends in Kenya's fiercely contested elections

Voting ends in Kenya's fiercely contested elections

Fears of violence were increased by the murder of an electoral official in charge of technology days ahead of the polls . The Kenyans take these elections seriously as reports say voter queues are longer than ever. Twenty one of Kenya's 47 counties have higher numbers of women registered to vote than men, including Turkana, Samburu, two of seven counties considered swing regions in this election, according to the risk consultancy Maplecroft. Read More

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Officer shot, killed in Clinton Missouri

Officer shot, killed in Clinton Missouri

Officers searched a house Monday morning where McCarthy was thought to be, but he was not there. Michael was shot after he stopped a vehicle in Clinton on Sunday night. The suspect in the shooting death of a western Missouri police officer has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. In July 2015, he was charged with illegal firearm possession, although the court records do not show if he received a sentence for that charge. Read More

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Israel seeks closure of Al Jazeera offices

Israel seeks closure of Al Jazeera offices

Israeli officials have long accused Al-Jazeera of showing bias against the Jewish state. Netanyahu tweeted his congratulations to Kara "who on my instructions took concrete steps to end Al-Jazeera's incitement" in Israel. He said "Therefore, I have contacted the security echelon and have requested a professional opinion regarding the Al-Jazeera network". It also was the first Arab-owned news outlet to host Israeli officials and commentators, which some analysts note coincided with Qatar's ... Read More

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Venezuela says it has put down uprising at army base

Venezuela says it has put down uprising at army base

President Juan Manuel Santos of neighboring Colombia called Saturday's removal of Luisa Ortega "the first dictatorial act" of an "illegitimate" assembly and vowed solidarity with the Venezuelan people. Ortega. The results have come under mounting scrutiny after the worldwide company that provided the electronic voting machines said that "without any doubt" the official turnout had been tampered with — a charge dismissed by Maduro and the National Electoral Council. Read More

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Terror probe after blade incident at Eiffel Tower

Terror probe after blade incident at Eiffel Tower

Investigations have been opened to the Anti-Terrorist Section of the Criminal Brigade (SAT) and to the Directorate General of Internal Security (DGSI) and the charges are "terrorist criminal association for the commission of crimes of genocide, attacks on persons" and "attempted assassination of persons holding public authority in connection with a terrorist enterprise", added the report. Read More

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Northwestern Professor, Oxford Clerk Arrested In Stabbing Murder

Northwestern Professor, Oxford Clerk Arrested In Stabbing Murder

Cubbage said: "Wyndham Lathem, an associate professor of microbiology-immunology, has been placed on administrative leave and banned from entering the Northwestern University campuses". "We do have an idea of their whereabouts and efforts to locate them are only intensifying from here on in", police said in an email to CNN. Both men are scheduled to appear in court in California, where authorities will seek to have them transferred to Chicago . Read More

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Changes to the National Security Council

Changes to the National Security Council

But Circa first reported Thursday that McMaster sent a letter giving Rice access to classified material, weeks after her alleged role was disclosed in "unmasking" identities of Trump associates in intelligence reports . For the time being though, McMaster's position seems safe, with a senior White House official telling the New York Times Friday that the president has "total confidence" in his national security adviser. Read More

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