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Hurricane Laura insured losses up to $8bn

Hurricane Laura insured losses up to $8bn In a filing to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Total said the startup process could take about a week to be complete, and could create excessive emissions during that time as units are turned on and put back online. The 225,000-barrel-a-day Total Port Arthur refinery is located 95 miles east of Houston and is near to, but not directly in the path of, where Hurricane Laura made landf... [Full Article...]

Police Bill Teen Behind Protest for Their Overtime

Police Bill Teen Behind Protest for Their Overtime An 18-year-old who organized a Black Lives Matter protest in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey , last month was billed $2,500 for police overtime - until the invoice was rescinded because it violated her constitutional rights. Gil reportedly claimed she did not feel comfortable meeting with the officials in person due to the coronavirus , and asked if a Zoom meeting could be held instead. [Full Article...]

Mass Effect Trilogy remaster reportedly planned for October reveal

Mass Effect Trilogy remaster reportedly planned for October reveal Then, as part of his "Summer Games Mess" series of Twitter posts , Grubb teased on August 27 that some kind of "Remaster" was due out in October 2020. It could slip to November 7, a/k/a N7 Day (which is a Saturday and not a traditionally good day to launch video games). That's almost two years before the PS4 and Xbox One hit the market. [Full Article...]

Beirut explosion: Death toll rises to 190 and 50000 houses reported damaged

Beirut explosion: Death toll rises to 190 and 50000 houses reported damaged The report also said 50,000 houses, nine major hospitals and 178 schools had been damaged when 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate fertilizer, stored unsafely in the port, detonated on 4 August. Lebanon relies on imports for 85 percent of its food needs and the annihilation of the silos at the Beirut port could worsen an already alarming situation, aid agencies and experts said. [Full Article...]

Israeli plane makes history with flight to UAE

Israeli plane makes history with flight to UAE Otherwise, flights would need to take seven hours to detour, burning more jet fuel. But the high-profile flight Monday, eagerly promoted by US officials, looks to place a solid stamp on the surprise August 13 White House announcement of Israel and the UAE establishing ties. [Full Article...]

India records 78761 new coronavirus cases

India records 78761 new coronavirus cases Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have reported the highest number of cases. India has the third-highest coronavirus caseload after the United States and Brazil, and the fourth-highest death toll in the world. That represents the lowest seven-day average in two months. Students say they fear catching the virus in exam halls across the country. The government also said individual state... [Full Article...]

Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon 732G processor for mid-range phones

Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon 732G processor for mid-range phones Chances are we may not have to wait for long to see the Snapdragon 732G in action as on the side-lines of this announcement , Qualcomm has also confirmed that the processor will soon be seen powering a new Poco phone. According to Qualcomm, Snapdragon 732G's intuitive interactions and predictive user experiences with distributed intelligence are twice as powerful as its previous generations... [Full Article...]

Tropical depression likely to form off shore late today

Tropical depression likely to form off shore late today It wasn't very impressive looking on Sunday afternoon, and the hurricane center said development is looking less likely. Historically, September produces the most Atlantic Ocean basin tropical activity. While not an immediate threat to the US, this system will need to be monitored as it approaches. The one in the eastern Atlantic is already petering out, and forecasters said "further develop... [Full Article...]

DC Circuit court rules against Flynn case dismissal

DC Circuit court rules against Flynn case dismissal A mandamus petition is a form of extraordinary relief which asks a higher court to issue an order to a lower court. The appeals court reconsidered the case in a rare " en banc " hearing with a larger panel of judges after a 2-1 decision in June in favor of Flynn. [Full Article...]

UK fighter jets escort plane as phone sparks security alert

UK fighter jets escort plane as phone sparks security alert The pair - a 34-year-old man from Kuwait and a 48-year-old man from Italy - were detained shortly after 7 pm on Sunday after arriving from Vienna, police said. RAF Typhoon jets were scrambled to Stansted Airport in Essex this evening after the crew declared an emergency. "In line with procedures, the captain informed United Kingdom authorities and continued to London Stansted, where the aircra... [Full Article...]

Trump Threatens Portland Intervention After Violence

Trump Threatens Portland Intervention After Violence Let me say that again. Biden launched his campaign in 2019 with a video about the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, from a white nationalist rally. His wife, Jill Biden, plans on Tuesday to kick off what the campaign is calling a "back-to-school" combination of virtual and in-person events in eight states - Michigan, Wisconsin , North Carolina, Florida, Nevada, Minnesota, Arizona an... [Full Article...]

1,326 new Covid-19 cases, 10 more deaths reported in Jharkhand

1,326 new Covid-19 cases, 10 more deaths reported in Jharkhand Of the 948 fresh deaths, 328 are from Maharashtra, 115 from Karnataka, 87 from Tamil Nadu, 82 from Andhra Pradesh, 62 from Uttar Pradesh, 53 from West Bengal, 41 from Punjab, 22 from Madhya Pradesh, 16 from Jharkhand, 15 from Delhi, 14 from Odisha, 13 each from Gujarat and Rajasthan, 12 from Puducherry, 11 each from Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand. [Full Article...]

Himanta Biswa Sarma condoles death of Former President Pranab Mukherjee

Himanta Biswa Sarma condoles death of Former President Pranab Mukherjee He was 84. Mukherjee had emergency surgery for a blood clot in his brain on August 10 at New Delhi's Army Hospital Research and Referral. "I thank all of you", tweeted his son Abhijit Mukherjee. All the government and government-aided offices, as well as institutions, of West Bengal will remain closed on September 1 (Tuesday) as a mark of respect to former president Pranab Mukherjee. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom adds Switzerland to quarantine list

United Kingdom adds Switzerland to quarantine list It is a criminal offence to defy the measures and those who do face a fine and criminal record. Greece remains, for the time being, on UK's quarantine-free list of countries. Under the current quarantine rules, travellers entering Wales from overseas must self-isolate for 14 days in order to prevent the further spread of coronavirus, unless the country they are returning from is exempt. [Full Article...]

President Trump Visits Areas Hardest Hit By Hurricane Laura

President Trump Visits Areas Hardest Hit By Hurricane Laura After a tornado ripped through Alabama previous year, killing almost two dozen people, Trump spent time with families who'd lost loved ones, listening to their stories and hugging them. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has so far delivered some 2.6 million litres of water and 1.4 million meals to residents displaced by the storm, Mr Trump said. [Full Article...]

Schiff says Trump 'willfully fanning the flames' of violence to help campaign

Schiff says Trump 'willfully fanning the flames' of violence to help campaign Moore, an avid critic of the president and advocate of Sen. "In Minnesota, it's 47-47". "The Biden campaign just announced he'll be visiting a number of states - but not MI". presidential election to be held in November. Sound familiar? I'm warning you nearly 10 weeks in advance. "The enthusiasm level for the 60 million in Trump's base is OFF THE CHARTS!" he wrote. [Full Article...]

Samsung To Further Unveil Features Of Galaxy Z Fold 2 Next Week

Samsung To Further Unveil Features Of Galaxy Z Fold 2 Next Week What's not regarded at this stage in time, nevertheless, is no matter whether this possibility will be provided in all markets where the Galaxy Z Fold 2 or just a find few. Galaxy Z Fold 2 sports a 4,500 mAh battery with 25W fast charging support and 11W wireless charging support. In the camera department, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra features a triple rear camera setup that houses 108 MP primary se... [Full Article...]

Grand Erie board adopts staggered return to school plan

Grand Erie board adopts staggered return to school plan Why the late changes when you've had months to get ready? The province has released its COVID-19 guidelines for schools with details on immediately removing sick students and teachers from classrooms, handling outbreaks and informing parents. [Full Article...]

Cooler Weather, Additional Crews Help Make Headway Against California's Raging Wildfires

Cooler Weather, Additional Crews Help Make Headway Against California's Raging Wildfires Firefighters in California have begun to turn the tide against what has been described as a "mega-fire" that has displaced more than 200,000 people and burned more than 1.2 million acres. Bone had lived on the property his entire life and refused to move when his parents died, his cousin said. Three of the victims were in a home that was under an evacuation order. [Full Article...]

McHenry County reports 35 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, one additional death

McHenry County reports 35 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, one additional death Friday's case total included one epi-linked case. That's up from about 11% of total cases in Will County for that age group at the beginning of May. Clark and Sanborn counties each recorded one positive test in Friday's numbers. The health department will continue to monitor all individuals, both isolated and quarantined, for sign and symptoms of COVID-19 or worsening symptoms. [Full Article...]


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