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Rain from Tropical Storm Harvey could impact Labor Day weekend plans

Rain from Tropical Storm Harvey could impact Labor Day weekend plans

Columbus set a record rainfall total for August 30 with 1.43 inches of rain Wednesday besting the previous record of 1.34 inches set in 2006. Last weekend, when Harvey was making landfall, weather service forecasters said the storm probably wouldn't reach Upstate New York .


Gas prices hit $2.49 in Wichita

Gas prices hit $2.49 in Wichita

According to Gas Buddy, a hike of 15 to 35 cents per gallon is expected to hit the gulf coast region while the national average could rise five to 15 cents. "Many Idahoans take advantage of the warm weather to have one last outdoor adventure close to home", Conde said. By comparison, Hurricane Katrina sent the national average about 50 cents higher.


Trump urges Saudi King to end Qatar crisis

Trump urges Saudi King to end Qatar crisis

The meeting, which was part of a mediation tour in which Lavrov also visited the UAE , came days after Iran formally restored full diplomatic ties with Iran, Saudi Arabia's arch rival in the Middle East. U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Saudi King Salman and urged all the parties in the Qatar dispute to find a diplomatic resolution to end a crisis.


Iraqi PM Abadi declares victory over ISIL in Tal Afar

Iraqi PM Abadi declares victory over ISIL in Tal Afar

Tal Afar is about 150 kilometres (93 miles) from Syria's border and it was among the last IS-held towns in Iraq. Officials have said the capture of Tal Afar would make it even more hard for the militants to transport fighters and weapons between Iraq and Syria.


Over Two Million Pilgrims Scale Mount Arafat for Peak of Hajj

Over Two Million Pilgrims Scale Mount Arafat for Peak of Hajj

Meanwhile, the NAHCON boss has hinted that Nigerians who want to renew their pilgrimage henceforth are expected to pay additional 2,000 riyals, a levy, he said was imposed by the Saudi Arabia authorities. All pilgrims reached the vast tent city of Mina by bus and on foot through the roads, tunnels and bridges from Makkah by Wednesday afternoon, marking the beginning of the Haj rituals.



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

The two leaders also agreed that China should play "a key role" in applying stronger pressure on the North to stop its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, Japanese officials said. The auto industry remains nervous about Britain leaving the European Union, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer told reporters in Tokyo, warning that executives are considering holding back investment until there's more certainty on the direction of Brexit .