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Color of Money: Don't be fooled by Harvey scams

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Southwest Airlines told IBT it was offering 5 million Rapid Rewards points in a match program with its customers who donate to the American Red Cross , Team Rubicon or All Hands Volunteers. Scammers may send emails steering recipients to bogus websites that appear to be affiliated with legitimate charities. Mark A. McCollum, President and Chief Executive Officer commented, "Weatherford is committed to supporting its communities in their time of need". Read More »

Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh told court

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The bench comprising of Chief Justice SS Saron and Justice Surya Kant, Justice Avneesh Jhingan directed that no FIR registered by the two states during the Friday mayhem shall be cancelled without the permission of the High Court . Singh was being held, in Rohtak , about 50 miles northwest of New Delhi . Khattar told ANI that the Haryana state government has complied with the court's order. Read More »

21 dead after Rohingya boats capsized in Naf

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Rohingya Muslims are a persecuted minority in Myanmar, which is predominantly Buddhist. Among the deceased, there are 11 men, three women and two children. On Friday, the militants attacked again - now calling themselves the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) - this time hitting more than 25 police posts. Read More »

Harvey set for another bout of flooding rain

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It's not clear what caused the craft to roll. Two more days of heavy rainfall are expected over parts of Texas and Louisiana as Tropical Storm Harvey churns offshore, preparing to make landfall again on Wednesday. The National Weather Service expects another four to six inches to fall through Tuesday, from Houston to southwest Louisiana. He has said he may return to the region and visit Louisiana and Texas this weekend. Read More »

Hurricane Harvey Is Only Getting Worse, With Floodwaters Continuing to Rise

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President Donald Trump is expected to visit Texas Tuesday for updates on the devastating flooding from Harvey as crews overwhelmed by thousands of rescue calls have had little time to search for other potential victims. "We're anticipating over 30,000 people being placed in shelters temporarily to basically stabilize the situation and provide for their care", Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Brock Long told a news conference in Washington . Read More »

Amazon Echo gets Whole Foods boost

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Amazon already lowered prices at Whole Foods Monday on a range of items, including rotisserie chicken, organic eggs and baby kale. Trader Joe's is known for low prices and good items, Walmart perhaps more so for all around cheap goods, and Whole Foods - now owned by Amazon - is colloquially referred to as "Whole Paycheck" due to its (now former) very high prices. Read More »

Millions of Americans Tolerate neo-Nazi Views, Poll Finds

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It was the last part of the quote, that "many sides" were responsible for the Charlottesville violence, that drew bipartisan rebukes for Trump equating neo-Nazis with those protesting against them. But his showing in Arizona made a mockery of some media assessments that at last the President had managed to measure up to conventional standards of presidential behavior. Read More »

Trump attacks Republican leaders over debt ceiling

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Trump says he had advised Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan to link passage of legislation raising the debt ceiling to a measure on veterans affairs that he signed on August 12. "I'm not anxious that's not going to get done because it's going to get done", Ryan said during an appearance in Washington state. Trump's promises and threats are often hollow. Read More »

Hurricane Harvey barrels into Texas

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The Portland Press Herald reports the Kennebec River erupted from its banks, ripping out bridges and roads, destroying homes and wrecking businesses in the worst flood in ME history. Powered by warm Gulf of Mexico waters, Hurricane Harvey , with sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (209.21 kmh) is expected to create "historic conditions" in Texas as well as Southwest Louisiana, even as far away as MS, according to the National Weather Service. Read More »

4 ways to watch the Mayweather vs McGregor fight

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Brandon will have to spring for an elaborate dinner before we all learn the outcome of Mayweather versus McGregor . Earlier this week, Mayweather stated that his opponent seemed very heavy and he doubted his ability to reach the required limit. Read More »

Trump says debt ceiling 'mess' could have been avoided

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Neither of these seems likely at this stage, as we enter the eighth month of the Trump Presidency later in August. Unfortunately, to get the USA economy really moving again, simply making changes to the regulatory framework can and will only go so far. Read More »

Dera chief convicted in rape case, punishment on Aug 28

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The Haryana police have taken the Dera chief into custody. Ram Rahim Singh attends the premiere of a movie in New Delhi in May. He says he'll be taken to the central jail in the town of Rohtak. The supporters of Dera chief started attacking media vans and they have set Income tax office in Panchkula ablaze. Armed forces, around 53 companies of the paramilitary forces and 50,000 personnel of the Haryana Police were deployed in Haryana and Punjab ahead of the judgement on ... Read More »

AFGHANISTAN: US also needs help

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The top USA diplomat also doubled down on Trump's comments about Pakistan, noting that it can play an important role in delivering the Taliban to the negotiating table but warned that Islamabad must stop offering safe haven to terrorist groups or face consequences. Read More »

Pakistan rejects United States accusations of harboring Afghan Taliban terrorists

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Russian Presidential Envoy to Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov flung Trump's Pakistan policy and insisted that Islamabad be "a fundamental regional member to adjust with". The US recognises that Pakistan has legitimate security interest in the future of Afghanistan and that what happens in Afghan impacts Pak. China stands ready to keep communication and coordination with the United States on the Afghanistan issue and make joint efforts to realize peace and stability in the country ... Read More »

Pak using India as 'excuse' to support terrorist groups

The US wants India to play a more active role in finding a political solution in Afghanistan, a senior official has said, as she welcomed India's financial support in rebuilding the war-torn nation. It is the second time Beijing has defended its South Asian neighbor this week, with foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying praising Pakistan on Tuesday for making "great sacrifices and contributions to fighting terrorism". Read More »

India beat Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI

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This has set tongues wagging that all is not well in the Sri Lankan dressing room and that the coach and captain are being over-ridden by others. Kumar scored his maiden half-century in ODIs, a first for an Indian batsman at no.9 after Praveen Kumar achieved the feat against Australia in 2009. Read More »

Trump Phoenix Rally Border Wall

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Capitol Hill is set to debate a new budget measure this autumn, and unless it is passed federal operations will be in limbo by 1 October. McConnell was "unequivocal" about it, said spokesman Don Stewart. House Speaker Paul Ryan , right, is joined by Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., while speaking during a visit to Intel in Hillsboro, Ore., Wednesday, Aug. Read More »

Trump on NAFTA: 'We'll end up probably terminating'

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Canada also has a clear list of negotiating objectives, including both key NAFTA provisions that Trudeau's government is committed to keeping and aspirations to win more access for Canadian companies to state and local government contracts and more access for Canadian professionals like computer programmers to jobs in the United States. Read More »

POWERBALL: Numbers drawn for $700M jackpot

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Seven of the 12 largest Powerball jackpots have come since the odds were increased. What comes as a shock to most is if you do win the Powerball , experts say you won't be receiving $ 700 million . The jackpot is listed as $ 700 million , but that refers to the annuity option, doled out in 30 payments over 29 years. Regardless of which way the victor elects to take their winnings, the federal government and the Commonwealth of MA will be getting a significant chunk of cash. Read More »

EFF Criticizes Tech Companies For Curbing Free Speech Of Hate Groups

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For Twitter , the debate has bubbled up in the form of rampant harassment, and the company has responded by slowly, grudgingly blocking high-profile harassers from its platform. A BBC check on Thursday morning found that the.ru address no longer appeared to be working. Yesterday, the site resurfaced using a Russian domain name, but as news outlets such as The Verge reported , it once again quickly disappeared, too. Read More »

Spain attacks: Missing boy Julian Cadman confirmed dead

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The family of the seven-year-old boy who has been missing since the Barcelona terrorist attack has confirmed he has died. He was holding the hand of his five-year-old son but was reportedly died when he tried to shield his family from the vehicle. Read More »