Fire Rages At Texas Chemical Factory

Chemical reactions at a flooded Texas factory resulted in flames and black smoke, sending 15 deputies to the hospital for smoke inhalation. The company initially referred to the incident as “explosions,” but officials later described them as “pops” and said that they were not anticipating serious destruction. “There were different organic peroxides that were released and created a pop in the containers where they were stored,” Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. “Smoke initially emanated from it and that turned into black smoke.” Officials said that the fire was still blazing as of 7 a.m. local time on Thursday but
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Mumbai building collapse: Authorities scramble to rescue trapped people

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One sheriff’s deputy dead, two officers wounded during shootout in California

A suspect believed to be involved in the shooting of three law enforcement officers is taken from the scene Wednesday by Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies in Sacramento. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP) One California law enforcement officer was killed and two were wounded during a shootout Wednesday in Sacramento, where SWAT officers swarmed a hotel and directed terrified guests to shelter in place for fear additional suspects had holed up inside. The dramatic scene unfolded at a Ramada Inn off the Capital City Freeway, Sgt. Tony Turnbull, a spokesman for the Sacramento Country Sheriff’s Department, told The Washington Post on Wednesday night. It was there,
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Sheriff’s deputy is killed and two CHP officers are wounded in shooting in Sacramento

A sheriff’s deputy was killed and two California Highway Patrol officers wounded Wednesday during a stolen vehicle investigation in Sacramento, authorities said. Robert “Bob” French, a 21-year veteran with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, suffered a gunshot wound to his chest and died on the way to the hospital, Sheriff Scott Jones told reporters at the scene. French was a “well-known, well respected training officer,” the sheriff said. He is survived by his girlfriend, children, grandchildren and sister. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Auto Theft Task Force had launched an investigation into a stolen vehicle Wednesday morning and sent officers
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Trump urges voters to oust McCaskill if she doesn’t back tax reform

Sen. Claire McCaskill raised some GOP hopes for a bipartisan tax package in a Saturday statement that touted “my support for simplifying the tax code by cleaning out loopholes and goodies for special interests, and lowering the corporate tax rate.” | Tasos Katopodis/AFP/Getty Images Trump directly attacked the Missouri Democrat in his speech, while Pence appeared alongside Sen. Joe Manchin in West Virginia. By MATTHEW NUSSBAUM and ELANA SCHOR 08/30/2017 12:02 PM EDT Updated 08/30/2017 03:10 PM EDT 2017-08-30T03:10-0400 The White House is kicking off its push for tax reform with the intent of winning vulnerable moderate Democrats to the
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Uber is broken. Can the new CEO fix it?

Uber’s rise into the Silicon Valley stratosphere has been swift, but the consensus is that as the operation expands, the way the company does business needs to change. Because during that ascent, and especially this year, evidence has mounted of a toxic company culture that is hostile toward women. It was only after public outcry and the resulting pressure from some major investors that CEO Travis Kalanick resigned back in June. For months, speculation ran high over who would replace him and, more importantly, whether that person could improve Uber’s internal woes and sustain its fast-paced growth. That person is
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Ahead of Indian Leader’s Visit, China Sees Huge Potential for Cooperation

Ahead of Indian Leader’s Visit, China Sees Huge Potential for Cooperation  U.S. News & World Report Chinese FM says India should learn lessons from border standoff  Pakistan Today [Mihir Sharma] India and China dial back heat  The Korea Herald As China-India feud ebbs, tiny Bhutan reexamines its place in the world  Washington Post Sino-Indian cooperation has great potential: Chinese foreign minister  Global Times Full coverage Source link
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Six die in rains lashing India’s business hub, more downpours forecast

By Rajendra Jadhav and Swati Bhat MUMBAI (Reuters) – Two toddlers were among at least six people who died after floods caused by heavy seasonal monsoon rains destroyed homes and disrupted traffic in India’s financial capital, police said on Wednesday. Train services resumed slowly and dozens of commuters began walking to work in Mumbai, a city of 20 million people that is home to India’s two biggest stock exchanges and the headquarters of several major companies. Some low-lying areas remained under water, causing vehicle pile-ups, after the city received nearly a month’s equivalent of rainfall in a single day. Authorities
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House intel Dem: Committee may seek Trump testimony on Russia

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), a top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, says the panel may need to call on President Trump himself to testify on newly surfaced emails detailing a Trump Tower real estate plan for Moscow, Russia that was scrapped during Trump’s 2016 campaign. Swalwell told Yahoo News that the House Intelligence Committee needed to seek testimony from Felix Sater, a Russian-born developer and Trump associate, as well as Trump. “This is a bright light in an ever growing constellation of contacts between Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSteve King defends Arpaio: ‘I don’t agree that profiling is wrong’ Eminem leads anti-Trump
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Kevin Hart, JJ Watt, Kim Kardashian and More Celebrities Donate Money to Hurricane Harvey Victims

Since Hurricane Harvey first made landfall in Houston on Friday, Hollywood’s elite have been posting messages of support on social media and have recently increased their efforts by donating thousands of dollars to relief organizations such as the Red Cross. According to FEMA officials, as many as 30,000 people may be without a home after Harvey, which was reduced to a tropical storm on Thursday, After seeing photos of the devastation in Houston, comedian Kevin Hart initiated a donation challenge, calling on some of his high-profile friends like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Steve Harvey, Beyoncé, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld
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