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Trump, lawmakers promise tens of billions in federal spending for Harvey recovery

He also said past disaster relief bills have served as a "Christmas tree" for pork. President Trump said the cleanup will be expensive but he expects no difficulties from Congress. Morgan Stanley's USA economics team said Tuesday that there is a possibility the demands of the storm could end up bringing forward the deadline to raise the debt ceiling, as FEMA will likely an immediate influx of funding to handle the disaster.

Merkel Says Sanctions To Be Lifted Once Ceasefire In Donbass Implemented

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she can't keep quiet "for the sake of peace" on concerns about the rule of law in Poland. With a double-digit lead against her socialist rival Martin Schulz, Merkel remains media's favorite to win the September 24 vote.

Houston Police Officer Drowns in Patrol Car During Harvey Response

Police Chief Art Acevedo said Sergeant Steve Perez , 60, drowned when his vehicle entered high waters as he drove to work on Sunday. The officer's wife had urged her husband not to go to work that day because conditions were too risky, as did his father-in-law, Acevedo said.

Kushner's explanation why Israel needs to build settlements sucks so much ass

Kushner, special representative for worldwide negotiations Jason Greenblatt and deputy national security advisor Dina Powell held talks with the PA president in Ramallah on Thursday after meeting with a number of Middle East leaders in the past several days.

President Trump pardons controversial sheriff Joe Arpaio

Arizona leaders are sharing their thoughts on President Trump's pardon for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio . The White House noted Arpaio's time as a Drug Enforcement Administration special agent and his "selfless public service" connected with the Korean War.

Trump battle for wall money squeezed by deadline for debt limit

U.S. President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on members of his Republican Party on Thursday, this time lashing out at them for creating a "mess" of the debt ceiling legislation process. Markets are getting nervous about the prospect of a government shutdown this fall, but maybe they should relax: stocks went up last time the government closed up shop for a bit.

Russia's Sudan Ambassador Found Dead

The Russian Foreign Ministry has verified the news. The ambassador showed symptoms of an acute heart attack, embassy staff told the state broadcaster. Police said he is believed to have drowned, and added he is understood to have had high blood pressure. Alexander Kadakin, Russia's former ambassador to India, died in January after a brief illness and Andrey G.

Sailors' remains found after United States warship collision

They include two involving fatalities, two United States officials said , according to the Journal . Still missing are nine other personnel that include electronics and information technicians and communications electricians. Swift said four were immediately flown by Singapore navy helicopters to a Singapore hospital, and the fifth was hospitalized when the ship reached Singapore.

Powerball ticket wins historic $759 million jackpot

It was a chance I had to take". We don't have much info about the victor of the $758 million prize, but if he or she chooses the lump sum option, there will be $443 million ready to take home . That store actually sold a ticket that won $1 million. Powerball is played in 44 U.S. states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, all of which oversee the game collectively.

Abbas to meet with United States delegation on Thursday

No mention was made of the row between Riyadh and Doha. On Tuesday, Ahmad Majdalani, a top aide to Abbas, said the Palestinians asked Kushner for the USA position on two key issues - Israeli settlements and support for Palestinian independence - during his last visit to the region in June.

Tips on how a non-American can win the $650m US Powerball

The jackpot is listed as $700 million, but that refers to the annuity option, doled out in 30 payments over 29 years. LottoHUB , the official app of the Powerball and MegaMillions games, is available for both iPhone and Android-powered smartphones; you can use it to buy tickets directly, and you can even select a state to play from.

China's top diplomat issued stern warning to North Korea, Seoul says

It's time for maximum pressure. Gen. Vincent Brooks, USFK commander, said all options would be made possible through military exercises, stressing that it would be important to prepare as many options as possible through military drills.

Severe thunderstorm watch issued as strong storms move in

Tornado watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce tornadoes. Severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado warnings will be issued for individual severe storms as they happen.

Employee strike impacts banking operations, some ATMs go dry

The government's move to merge private banks and privatize banks On Monday evening, bank officials performed at the State Bank branch of Hazratganj. Among the 17-point charter of demands, the main demands are relating to government's denial of adequate capital to public sector banks thus creating conditions for privatisation, AIBEA said in a statement issued on Tuesday.

Notre Dame unranked in preseason AP Poll; Michigan is #11

This is the second straight year and fourth time in the last eight years that Alabama will open the season with the AP's No. 1 ranking , which isn't necessarily a positive sign. But none of those teams won the national title. This the biggest gap between the two highest-ranked SEC teams in a preseason poll since 1980, when the top SEC teams were No.

Malaysia Apologises To Indonesia Over Flag Blunder

Malaysia's foreign ministry and the Games organisers apologised profusely for the gaffe, but it was not enough to quell a wave of complaints online, with #ShameOnYouMalaysia becoming Indonesia's top trending topic on Twitter. Khairy also visited Imam and the Indonesian delegation this afternoon to personally convey his apologies. "Friendship is the greatest legacy in sports, but a mistake in presenting a national identity of a nation is not justified".

Iraqi Forces Advance on IS-Held Tal Afar

Members of the Kurdish Workers' Party and USA forces have joined the Iraqi military in the battle, according to Member of the Parliament of the Regional Administration of Iraqi Kurdistan Aydin Maruf. "Prepare yourself, the battle is imminent and the victory is coming", they read. Despite intelligence indicating that the militants are low on supplies after months of aerial bombardments, retaking the city, which had a population of 200,000 is expected to be challenging.

Five killed as Utkal Express derails in UP

The train accident occurred in Khautali in Muzaffarnagar, which is just around 100 km from the national capital, New Delhi . What's more one coach rammed into a house on the sides of the tracks and destroyed it and two coaches piled one over the other.

Boston Free Speech Rally Organizers Fear Violence, Face Threats - Security Guard

No media was allowed inside the barricade to the bandstand where they spoke. The group also said in multiple Facebook posts that they are in "no way" affiliated with the Charlottesville rally. "We have a city that doesn't tolerate hatred and bigotry, and we wanted to make it clear to both groups", Evans said. Saldana, who works in Lawrence, said he has gotten involved supporting immigrants rights.

Taylor Swift left 'a blank space, baby' on social media

Now, Taylor Swift has completely wiped her social media clean of any posts from the past, worrying her fans beyond measure. For one , more time has passed since the release of 2014's "1989" than any of her previous albums (each of which had a two-year gap).