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Abbott taps John Sharp to lead hurricane rebuilding effort

Abbott taps John Sharp to lead hurricane rebuilding effort

The goal is to be a point of contact for local officials because they "know best what the needs of their local constituents are", Abbott said. Watch the meeting here via Facebook Live . Abbott said the initiative will have no additional "out-of-pocket costs for the state". The buyouts following Hurricane Harvey aimed at helping Houstonians escape from perennially soggy neighborhoods and keeping the federal government from paying to rebuild homes time and time again.


CBI summons Lalu Prasad, Tejashwi in corruption case

CBI summons Lalu Prasad, Tejashwi in corruption case

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday summoned Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his son Tejashwi in alleged IRCTC hotels scam. The nation's apex investigative agency has charged Yadav, his wife and former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi and their son Tejaswi Yadav on committing fraud under Section 420 of the Indian Criminal Penal Code and engaging in criminal conspiracy under Section 120-B.


United Avoids Punishment in Dragging Incident

United Avoids Punishment in Dragging Incident

While the Department of Transportation found that United failed to properly inform Dao of overbooking rules, investigators declined to fine the airline since it apparently didn't use "race, national origin, gender or religion criteria to discriminate against any of the passengers removed from the plane".


Sean Spicer Selects Jimmy Kimmel For His Late-Night Debut

Sean Spicer Selects Jimmy Kimmel For His Late-Night Debut

Russian Federation special counsel Robert S. Mueller has told the White House that his team will seek to interview six current and former advisers, including former chief of staff Reince Priebus , in his probe of Moscow's meddling in last year's election, The Washington Post reported Thursday.


Egypt dig unearths goldsmith's tomb, mummies

Egypt dig unearths goldsmith's tomb, mummies

There is also a shaft in the tomb with mummies belonging to ancient Egyptian people who lived in the 21st and 22nd dynasties. A 3,500-year-old tomb built for a goldsmith named Amenemhat and his wife Amenhotep, has been discovered at the ancient cemetery of Dra' Abu el-Naga in Luxor, the Egyptian antiquities ministry announced today (Sept.