Incredible stories and sad news coming out of texas today In The New. Other categories in News and Headlines today are, World News, Government Corruption and President Trump.
In The News:
“Sergeant Steve Perez, a 34-year veteran, is the 15th life claimed by Harvey and its rainfall.
A Houston police officer drowned in his patrol car in the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey, department officials confirmed. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner identified the officer as 60-year-old Sergeant Steve Perez.
The Houston Police Department 34-year veteran was driving to work downtown on Sunday (27 August) when he got trapped in high water at I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road, the Houston Chronicle reported. Search and rescue crews were working to recover Perez’s body.” More here.>Houston police officer who was heading to work dies in Harvey floodwater
TANNERSVILLE, PA (WCMH) — “Police and the FBI say two women dressed as nuns tried to rob a Pennsylvania bank Monday afternoon.
It happened just after noon at the Citizens Bank in Tannersville.
According to police, two women dressed as nuns displayed a handgun but left before getting any cash.
The FBI described the suspects as Hispanic females standing between 5’0″ and 5’2″ and of medium build. Both women were wearing a black nun’s habit and veil. A white wimple covered their hair.” More here.> VIDEO: Women dressed as nuns try to rob Pennsylvania bank
“Charitable Humans, self-described on LinkedIn as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization “dedicated to changing the world for the betterment of all living beings on planet Earth” has deleted its social media accounts after stating it would not help “any red state.”
“[L]et them clean up their own mess,” they tweeted.
Tweets from the now-removed Twitter account condemn the red state of Texas by saying, “Any state that elects a Republican needs to be incinerated, there have to be severe consequences.” More here.> ‘Charitable Humans’ Deletes Social Media after Refusing to Help ‘Any Red State’
HOUSTON, Texas — “Joel Osteen is facing a public relations nightmare as his 17,000-seat facility, Lakewood Church, is keeping doors closed during the overwhelming crisis caused by Hurricane Harvey.” More here.> Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church Closes Doors to Displaced Harvey Victims
“Liberal Professor Ken Storey from the University of Tampa tweeted out that Texas deserved the devastation of Hurricane Harvey because they voted for Trump.”
“The following was sent to The University of Tampa community this morning:
On Sunday, Aug. 27, visiting assistant professor of sociology Kenneth Storey made comments on a private Twitter account that do not reflect UT’s community views or values. We condemn the comments and the sentiment behind them, and understand the pain this irresponsible act has caused.” More here.> Statement Regarding Kenneth Storey
“Pentagon says North Korean missile flew over Japan”. Video here.> Aug. 28, 2017 – 1:03 – Bret Baier reports on ‘Special Report’
“South Korea’s air force effectively fired back at North Korea’s missile launch over Japan by conducting a live-fire drill involving powerful bombs, officials said early Tuesday.
Four F-15 fighters dropped eight MK-84 bombs that accurately hit targets at a military field near South Korea’s eastern coast, Seoul’s presidential spokesman Park Su-hyun said. Each bomb has an explosive yield of a ton, according to the country’s air force.” More here.> South Korea tests bombs in response to North Korea missile launch
“North Korea on Tuesday– in an act of defiance– fired a midrange ballistic missile designed to carry a nuclear payload over Japan for the first time, sending a clear message to Washington and Seoul.
The distance and type of missile test seemed designed to show that North Korea can back up a threat to target the U.S. territory of Guam, if it chooses to do so, while also establishing a potentially dangerous precedent that could see future missiles flying over Japan.” More here.> North Korea’s launch of ballistic missile over Japan sends clear message to US, allies
“President Trump said early Tuesday that all options are “on the table” after North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan’s airspace.
Trump said in a statement the world has received North Korea’s latest message “loud and clear.”
“This regime has signaled its contempt for its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations, and for minimum standards of acceptable international behavior,” Trump said.” More here.> Trump on N. Korea: ‘All options are on the table’
“A video emerged Sunday of Venezuelan children rummaging through a garbage truck for food in the state of Miranda amid the country’s ongoing humanitarian and political crisis.
“While [Jorge] Arreaza discusses the anti-imperialist strategy in central park, these children scavenge for food in a garbage truck in Miranda,” wrote Venezuelan journalist Daniel Murolo on Twitter.” More here.> Video: Venezuelan Children Rummage Through Garbage Truck for Food
“U.S.-led coalition forces returned fire after being repeatedly shot at near Manbij in northern Syria, where they are patrolling near areas held by Turkish-backed rebels, coalition spokesman Colonel Ryan Dillon told Reuters on Tuesday.” More here.> U.S. coalition exchanged fire with rebels in Syria: Spokesman
“The Post Office can grant an employee’s request for leave without pay for any reason at all. There’s nothing illegal about that. But when the Post Office is colluding with the public employee union to approve gobs of them, all at once, all to benefit a particular political candidate who just happens to be the preference of the union, that’s a violation of the Hatch Act.
Senate and House committee chairmen Ron Johnson and Trey Gowdy this week sent letters to 10 cabinet departments, requesting information about their policies governing what’s known as union Leave Without Pay. The letter follows a July report by the Office of Special Counsel (OSC)—the federal agency that investigates government employment practices—revealing that senior leaders of the USPS “improperly coordinated” with the National Association of Letter Carriers to engineer time off for nearly 100 employees for election purposes.” More here.> Post Office under investigation for illegally engineering mass time off so employees could go work for Hillary
Video via Political: Trump full round table with officials responding to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
“After speaking with a number of local government officials and FEMA at the Anneville Fire Department in Corpus Christi Tuesday afternoon, President Trump hopped on a fire truck with the Texas flag and addressed a crowd of people waiting outside.
“We love you. You are special. We are here to take care of you,” Trump said. “This has been a total cooperative effort.”
“It’s historic, its epic, but I tell tel you it happened in Texas and Texas can handle anything,” he continued. “We are going to get you back and operating immediately.” More and video here.> Trump Riles Up Crowd With Texas Flag: We Love You!
“A large crowd of supporters lined the streets of Corpus Christi as President Donald Trump visited Texas Tuesday.
“We want to do it better than ever before. We want to be looked at in five years, in 10 years from now as this is the way to do it. This was of epic proportion. nobody’s ever seen anything like this,” the president said during his Tuesday remarks. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Sens. Jon Cornyn and Ted Cruz, and other officials were also in attendance.
The crowds cheered on the president and First Lady Melania Trump as they boarded the armored SUV that took them to the meeting, chanting “We Love Trump” and “Texas Strong” along the way.” More here.> Trump Draws Huge Crowds During Texas Trip