Hurricane Harvey strengthens to category 3, threatens record flooding in Texas

Harvey became a Category 3 hurricane, the third most powerful, the National Hurricane Center said on Friday. Forecasters said the storm would hit land near Corpus Christi, Texas, around 8 p.m. or 9 p.m. CDT (0100-0200 GMT), dropping over three feet of rain in some areas along the central Texas coast, and potentially loop back over the Gulf of Mexico before hitting Houston.

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Search for five missing Army helicopter crew suspended in Hawaii

Officials have suspended the search for five Army soldiers who were aboard a helicopter that crashed during offshore training in Hawaii last week.

Army and Coast Guard officials on Monday notified the families of the missing soldiers that they were ending the search and rescue operation, said Maj. Gen. Christopher Cavoli, commander of the 25th Infantry Division.

The Army identified the missing soldiers as 1st Lt. Kathryn M. Bailey, 26, of Hope Mills, North Carolina; Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brian M. Woeber, 41, of Decatur, Alabama; Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stephen T. Cantrell, 32, of Wichita Falls, Texas; Staff Sgt. Abigail R. Milam, 33, of Jenkins, Kentucky; and Sgt. Michael L. Nelson, 30, of Antioch, Tennessee.

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#Breaking #News: Ten sailors missing after US destroyer collision off Singapore

A rescue operation is under way for 10 sailors missing after a US destroyer collided with a tanker east of Singapore on Monday, in the second accident involving an American warship in two months. Guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided wi…

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Barcelona terrorists ‘wanted to kill more with big trucks’ and gas containers

More than 20 butane gas canisters were found intact in the rubble of a home in Alcanar, 120 miles from Barcelona.
Josep Lluis Trapero of Catalonia’s police said: ‘They were preparing one or several attacks in Barcelona, and an explosion in Alcanar stopped this as they no longer had the material they needed to commit attacks of an even bigger scope.’

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#BreakingNews Trump adviser Bannon is out as White House Chief Strategist

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A decision from President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly is imminent on whether White House chief strategist Steve Bannon will keep his job, online news outlet Axios said on Friday.

(LBN) CNN reports Bannon resigned, but other reports say Bannon was given option to resign or be fired. Chief of Staff John Kelly influenced decision to remove Bannon.

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Breaking News Updates: Per CNN and Spanish media report four terrorists are dead in a second terror incident following the earlier attack which killed 13 and injured 100 in #Barcelona

Ongoing updates of today’s attack: Spanish police say treating incident southwest of Barcelona as a “possible terrorist attack” 
terror attack in Barcelona
13 killed, at least 100 injured, two suspects in custody, the driver is still being sought.

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American Man Pleads Guilty to Taking ISIS Funds for Terror Attacks in US

He said “his soul was over there with the jihadists,” but he pleaded guilty to planning an attack at home.

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List of Rallies against hate, Trump pop up across USA in wake of Charlottesville

Activists gear up for the upcoming months with rallies ranging from support for Charlottesville, Va., victims to pro-Trump events.

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Man accused of ramming protesters pictured with racist group

FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) – The young man accused of plowing a car into a crowd of people protesting a white supremacist rally was fascinated with Nazism, idolized…
One of his high school teachers recalled, “Once you talked to James for a while, you would start to see that sympathy towards Nazism, that idolization of Hitler, that belief in white supremacy,” Weimer

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Trump on Charlottesville brawls: “There is no place for this kind of violence”

A Virginia rally of white nationalists that erupted Saturday in violent clashes with counter-protesters brought a rain of condemnation from public officials. Following heated protests on Friday night where 15 were injured, protests became more violent on Saturday with one person killed and 19 injured after a car drove into a crowd of counter-protesters. Since then Trump has been criticized for his tepid response to the heart of the problem because he didn’t condemn the white nationalists for creating the violent climate. The Governor of Virginia issued a state of emergency following the death of one protester and said the “Unite the Right” protest was an illegal protest because they didn’t seek a permit.

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