Oklahoma National Guard sending more support to Texas
Sep 06, 2017, 12:17
Arkansas is sending 1,500 National Guardsmen to Texas to help the state as it recovers from Harvey.
The National Guardsmen and women have been deployed to disasters like this before including the 2013 Moore tornado, Hurricane Katrina, and even the World Trade Centers after 9/11, and they say it's hard to see devastation like this. Tom Wolf said as they were sent off via plane and convoy from the 193rd Special Operations wing in Middletown, about 10 miles from Harrisburg. He has led a team of two helicopters that have conducted search-and-rescue missions, supply drops and general support.
"I am glad that Minnesota will be able to assist the victims of the bad tragedy in Texas, with 11 Minnesota National Guard soldiers accompanying two Chinook helicopters to join in relief efforts", Dayton said in a statement.
Responding to a question, Mattis said North Korea could do something like that (nuclear test) on relatively short notice. In a rare move, South Korea's military released footage of its own missile tests that were conducted last week.
Apple's rumored to launch the smartphone with a button free front facade, following in the Galaxy S8's footsteps. Research firm IDC gave Apple's shares another boost after releasing bullish estimates for the new iPhone .
The chief added, "I had the privilege of notifying his wife and his son and extended family that he died and laid down his life". Sergeant Steve Perez who worked in traffic enforcement drowned in Houston while driving through an underpass during the floods.
Both Terrazas and Garcetti said the La Tuna fire was the largest in the city's history in terms of acreage. But he added that the "erratic" winds, which helped spread the fire Friday had subsided by Saturday.
The fighting has killed 89 people and forced thousands of civilians - Rohingya and ethnic Rakhine - to flee their homes. Such attacks deserve to be condemned in the strongest possible terms, " an official statement said .
The prime minister said he will have the opportunity to meet leaders bilaterally on the sidelines of the BRICS meet. Coincidentally, Myanmar was also the first country that Modi had visited after carrying out his first reshuffle.
Well-informed Palestinian sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that no significant breakthrough occurred at the Abbas-Kushner meeting. The report of the planned USA proposal came amid recent signs of disillusionment from Abbas over U.S. peace efforts.
In terms of policy, though, there are signs that the Trump White House is continuing to defer to Republicans in Congress. Tax reform was a major campaign promise for Trump and his Republican allies in Congress past year .
Gas prices spike in London to $131.9/L
Analysts expect a hike of around 5 cents by Friday evening, followed by a further jump of 9 cents on Saturday. That will bring the price up to 132.9 cents a litre, just as families hit the road for the long weekend.
Security beefed up at Dera Sacha Sauda ashram
Tensions were already high after his conviction Friday prompted tens of thousands of his worshippers to stage violent protests. On August 28, the Dera head was found guilty of rape on two counts and sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment.
US Second-Quarter Growth Revised to 3% in Momentum Boost
Some are now saying that the devastation from Hurricane Harvey could shave about a half-percentage point off growth this quarter. The data also shows the last time quarterly growth climbed as high as 4.5% was in the third quarter of 2011 when it hit 5.7%.
U.S. airstrikes block evacuation of Islamic State militants
It is cooperating with the US -led coalition that has been conducting an airstrike campaign against the group since mid-2014. The military official said once the transfer is completed, the Lebanese army would take control of the evacuated areas.
Iran media report Apple shuts down Iranian apps
Iranians took to Twitter to voice their frustrations at Apple, using the hashtag #StopRemovingIranianApps. According to the Times , Apple is not operating any official businesses in Iran due to the us sanctions .
Eclipse glasses recycling program to be offered
Of course, the Great American Eclipse of 2017 was a huge deal, and some might feel some sentimental value toward their glasses. For instance, public libraries dispersed 2.1 million pairs of eclipse-viewing glasses prior to the big event on August 21.