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World Suffolk officials mark International Overdose Awareness Day
Author: 0 Suffolk officials mark International Overdose Awareness Day

The state says heroin-related deaths are leveling off, and deaths from prescription painkillers fell for the fifth straight year. In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day , the Beaufort County Alcohol & Drug Abuse Department, Coroner's Office and Sheriff's Office are hosting a local observance of the event.

World North Korean missile test was 'prelude to containing Guam'
Author: 0 North Korean missile test was 'prelude to containing Guam'

North Korea's state news agency quoted leader Kim as saying the drill for Tuesday's launch of the Hwasong-12 missile was "like a real war" and "a meaningful prelude to containing Guam", a US territory almost 3,000 kilometers southeast of the Korean Peninsula and home to American air and naval bases.

Author: 0 Dems Rip Trump's 'Trickle-Down' Tax Plan

The last administration, on an annual basis, never hit 3 percent. Some have argued that the US corporate tax rate, which is higher than most developed-world rates, is a particular problem that has to be addressed by itself. And among Republican-leaning voters, 58% said Trump should listen more to experienced Republican leaders, compared to 34% of the group who said he should listen less to experienced Republicans.

World Weather Forecast: Very hot Labor Day weekend
Author: 0 Weather Forecast: Very hot Labor Day weekend

Lows 40-50, with highest temperatures in Boston. A stretch of unusually hot weather has prompted the National Weather Service office in Portland to issue a heat advisory for the Labor Day weekend and a pair of warnings that conditions are ripe for wildfires.

World Canadian PM Trudeau greets Muslims on Eid-ul-Azha
Author: 0 Canadian PM Trudeau greets Muslims on Eid-ul-Azha

Eid'l Adha is one of Islam's two major feasts that is celebrated worldwide each year. However, Allah, after testing Abraham's devotion, switched the object of sacrifice to a sheep instead of his son - the reason why a sheep is sacrificed and the festival is also known as Bakra Eid or Bakrid .

Author: 0 Harvey flooding shuts down oil refineries, pushing up gas prices

U.S. Gulf coast refiners regularly export gasoline to Mexico, for instance, and diesel to Europe. Now 10 refineries in the Gulf Coast region are shut down. But she's more accepting under the conditions. "The attorney general has issued stern warnings about price gouging to businesses in times of disaster, but you should still be on your guard".

World Ohio State Survived a Scare, Then Looked Downright Scary
Author: 0 Ohio State Survived a Scare, Then Looked Downright Scary

In a new wrinkle for Buckeye Talk, we'll be trying postgame podcasts this season to bring you an immediate analysis after Ohio State games . He didn't get to ESPN because of his ability to beat the Buckeyes. On Thursday night, in a primetime road date with a team picked to finish fourth in its own division, the Buckeyes were expected to show those weaknesses had been addressed.

World Indian guru sentenced to total 20 years for rape: authorities
Author: 0 Indian guru sentenced to total 20 years for rape: authorities

ANI news agency reported incidences of violence in Sirsa, the headquarters of the sect. TV reports said that the defence lawyers pleaded for leniency on grounds of the sect leader's health. The curfew will continue on Monday. The sentence against rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was declared by a special CBI court earlier today. The woman said that Singh had raped her in 1999.

World UA students camp out for tickets to Alabama vs. Florida State game
Author: 0 UA students camp out for tickets to Alabama vs. Florida State game

Four teams make the playoffs, so it's an obligation to place four playoff bets, right? Barring the unpredictable, the rest of the conference will have a tough time contending this year. Florida State comes into the game with three returning starters on the offensive line . In fact, he predicted the Seminoles would win comfortably.

World United Kingdom looking to replicate EU's external trade deals after Brexit: PM May
Author: 0 United Kingdom looking to replicate EU's external trade deals after Brexit: PM May

With the European Union top brass refusing to budge until Britain agrees to the so-called "divorce bill", the Prime Minister is said to be looking to deal directly with Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron instead. A source familiar with the UK's negotiating position said: 'Nobody would write a cheque on the basis of the Commission's four-page paper'. THERESA May is reportedly looking to bypass Brussels and go straight to European leaders to get talks on a post-Brexit trade deal started.

World Six family members believed dead after van swept away while fleeing Harvey
Author: 0 Six family members believed dead after van swept away while fleeing Harvey

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said it could not confirm the fate of the missing family, but their relatives said they expected they would be found once the waters recede. Witnesses say that first responders in the area were unable to rescue the family, though they did save the driver. "We are devastated", the siblings' grandmother Virginia Saldivar, told the news outlet.

World Judge tosses Palin's defamation suit against NY Times
Author: 0 Judge tosses Palin's defamation suit against NY Times

He says it may have been negligent but did not rise to the level of defamation of a public figure. 'Judge Rakoff's opinion is an important reminder of the country's deep commitment to a free press and the important role that journalism plays in our democracy, ' a Times spokesperson said in a statement.

World Erdogan says world turning a 'blind eye' to plight of Rohingya Muslims
Author: 0 Erdogan says world turning a 'blind eye' to plight of Rohingya Muslims

In an audio recording exclusively obtained by the Dhaka Tribune, Ata Ullah Abu Umar Al Junooni, leader of the insurgent group, called for open war in Myanmar . There are already more than 400,000 Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh, most in squalid camp conditions. In a goodwill gesture, the Thai prime minister on Tuesday said his country was preparing to receive people fleeing fighting in Myanmar.

World EU's Juncker warns Britain to first agree with divorce terms
Author: 0 EU's Juncker warns Britain to first agree with divorce terms

Mr Davis and his negotiating team will hold a third set of talks with their European Union counterparts this week, but officials have warned that the huge gap on key Brexit divorce issues means there may not be enough time to secure a trade agreement, or even an interim trade deal, in the short time left.

World Trump is threatening to 'close down' United States government
Author: 0 Trump is threatening to 'close down' United States government

Trump made the threat during his August 22 campaign speech in Phoenix , Ariz. "Mexico will pay for it through reimbursement/other", CNN reported. He said: "Now the obstructionist Democrats would like us not to do it, but believe me if we have to close down our government, we are building that wall ".

World Bhutan welcomes Doklam disengagement
Author: 0 Bhutan welcomes Doklam disengagement

India doesn't claim the territory in question, known as the Dolam Plateau, but said defending it was crucial to protecting its own security and the interests of Bhutan. China continues to exercise sovereignty. However, there was no clarity from either side on whether the Chinese would halt the construction in the area, which is claimed by Bhutan.

World Trump Sued for Transgender Military Ban
Author: 0 Trump Sued for Transgender Military Ban

The ban on transgender service members makes our country less safe, our armed forces less diverse, and our LGBT community more isolated. That "open service" directive stated that no otherwise qualified service member could be discharged or denied re-enlistment exclusively because of gender identity.

World Body of missing pregnant woman found wrapped in plastic, police say
Author: 0 Body of missing pregnant woman found wrapped in plastic, police say

The Star-Tribune reports Crews and Hoehn have been living together for about three years, citing court records from a domestic violence case against Hoehn last year. But experts say this case doesn't fit the typical profile in kidnappings of mothers to steal their newborn children. "I have a lot of anger", said Vivier, spiritual director for the Native American Christian Ministry, a church frequented by the Greywind family.

World GOP leaders say Illinois House to act on school funding plan
Author: 0 GOP leaders say Illinois House to act on school funding plan

Teacher unions opposed the tax credit, and many lawmakers said it was the reason they voted no on the measure Monday afternoon. Legislators from both parties have said for years that the way IL distributes education money is unfair, but they've been unable to agree on how change it.

World Three dams begin to release water due to Hurricane Harvey in Houston
Author: 0 Three dams begin to release water due to Hurricane Harvey in Houston

Officials say that the move is necessary to prevent uncontrollable flooding of the greater Houston area as water levels rapidly rise. "It's going to be better to release the water through the gates directly into Buffalo Bayou as opposed to letting it go around the end and through additional neighborhoods and ultimately into the bayou", Zetterstrom added.