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Crews assessing damage to College Lake Dam in Lynchburg

Crews assessing damage to College Lake Dam in Lynchburg

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for Blackwater Creek below the dam until 3.15pm local time (8.15pm BST). Local fire and police sent boats to rescue people to area shelters late Thursday as some creeks were already feeling the overflow from the dam.


Friends say suspect in Bush's doctor's killing was a mystery

Friends say suspect in Bush's doctor's killing was a mystery

Houston police say tips that came in on Tuesday afternoon led them to Joseph James Pappas. JUST IN: Police: Arrest warrant issued for Joseph James Pappas in bicycle stalking murder of Houston cardiologist Dr. The suspect is considered to be armed and risky, and police advise the public not to try to deal with him directly. The day before Pappas allegedly killed Hausknecht, Pappas signed his Westbury neighborhood home over to an OH woman, the Houston Chronicle reported .


Gunmen take dozens hostage in Afghanistan

Gunmen take dozens hostage in Afghanistan

It was unclear why the gunmen attacked the facility, which was occupied primarily by midwife trainees from the eastern province of Nuristan. Recent similar attacks, however, have been claimed by the Islamic State group. The Taliban also have a strong presence in Farah, where they often plant roadside bombs to target government officials or security forces. "It is with profound sadness that the United Nations family in Afghanistan confirms that an employee of the International ...


Trump threatens 'drastic' action to get border security money from Congress

Trump threatens 'drastic' action to get border security money from Congress

Democrats have vowed to block any new wall funding in the Senate, where Republicans don't have enough votes to pass a spending bill on their own. Trump said it was a "horrible thing" that the cancer-stricken McCain "did to our country". "I am floored", Limbaugh said, overcome with emotion. Congressional Republicans keep trying to downplay the possibility of a government shutdown this fall, just weeks ahead of midterm elections, even as President Trump returns again and again to that very ...


Italy's Conte says he is organizing a conference on stabilizing Libya

Italy's Conte says he is organizing a conference on stabilizing Libya

He praised Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte for his tough stance in border control. "I'll always leave room for negotiation", he said. According to The New York Times, Italy past year exported " more than 1.7 billion euros (nearly $2 billion) worth of goods to Iran, up from 1.2 billion euros in 2015, according to the European Union ".