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'Serious event': Tropical storm Cindy expected to reach Gulf Coast tonight

'Serious event': Tropical storm Cindy expected to reach Gulf Coast tonight

Heavy rain will continue to occur as deep tropical moisture is pulled northward, around the eastern side of Cindy. Rainfall was measured in some of these intense rain bands falling at a rate of over 8.7 inches (220 mm) per hour. "We stand ready to assist local communities in the event of an emergency, and I ask all Texans to keep those in the storm's path, and our fearless first responders, in their prayers as they prepare for this storm", Abbott said in a statement.


Snake crawls out from under vehicle hood on Texas highway

Snake crawls out from under vehicle hood on Texas highway

He also had a few laughs at his friend's uneasiness about the snake. But as they pulled over, the snake just laid out, practically sunning itself on the truck's hood. "Swade, he's not leaving the truck, man", Wyatt is heard saying. In the post , Moyers said he and his friend Zakary Wyatt were on their way to Levelland, Texas , which is located less than an hour from the New Mexico border.



Warmbier's travel agency stops taking Americans to N. Korea

The president made the comments a day after an American student, Otto Warmbier , died in the USA after being released from North Korean custody. The White House on Tuesday said the State Department is "mulling additional advisories" on travel to North Korea following the death of American college student Otto Warmier.


Jared Kushner paves way for accelerated U.S. push on Mideast peace

Jared Kushner paves way for accelerated U.S. push on Mideast peace

Netanyahu had vowed to build the settlement to replace Amona , a settlement outpost built on private Palestinian land that was dismantled in February following an Israeli Supreme Court ruling. Greenblatt, Trump's worldwide envoy, will arrive on Monday. Israel is moving forward with plans for almost 4,000 housing units and has issued 2,000 tenders for settlement construction in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem, he added.


20 people become refugees every 60 seconds

20 people become refugees every 60 seconds

Most of those fleeing from South Sudan have gone to neighboring Sudan, Uganda , Ethiopia , Kenya , Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic. But, with the conflict in Syria unrelenting, Syrians still make up the largest portion of refugees . For the third year in a row, Turkey bore the burden of hosting the most number of refugees , with 2.9 million.