Summary Texas has sent up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border as it tries to crack down on drug and human trafficking, officials said Friday. The Obama administration has requested an additional $3.7 billion from Congress to address the situation. On Thursday, the department took media out to the Rio Grande to show how its fleet of gunboats is patrolling the waterway that divides Mexico and the U.S. Patrol: Helicopters survey scrub near the border, where an extra 1,000 National Guard troops have been sent.
Summary New York Mets' Lucas Duda (21) gets high-fives from David Wright (5) after Duda's two-run home run against the Milwaukee Brewers during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 25, 2014, in Milwaukee. Duda said he was looking for a first-pitch fastball from Rodriguez and got it. "I was able to put the barrel of the bat on it," he said.
Summary CHENNAI: As the scooter wars pick up speed, will the industry pecking order see more changes driving on scooter sales? Suzuki Motorcycle India Ltd (SMIL), the Indian two-wheeler subsidiary of the Japanese auto major, is the fourth biggest scooter brand after Honda, Hero Moto and TVS. And although it's still tightlipped about going head-to-head with former bellicose partner TVS for the third spot in the 3.6 million unit scooter mart, the volume strategies show the company is stepping on the gas, both to up the scooter volumes as well as to improve its much smaller motorcycle presence.
Summary Vandals have hijacked two large earthmoving machines and used them to smash into a wall and doorway at a primary school in Perth's south-east. Police arrived to find a large excavator had been used to smash into the entrance to the school's art department. Metal struts were bent out of shape, and glass was strewn on the ground in front of the building.
Summary According to Facebook: Greenville County Pet Rescue , this beauty is running out of time at the high-kill upstate shelter. If you can find it in your heart to save this beauty, please contact Greenville County Animal Care Services by email at email@example.com . Be sure to put the pet name and ID in the subject line of your email.
Summary LIVE UPDATES: Two IDF soldiers killed in Gaza, dozens injured. Four Palestinians have been killed during Friday demonstrations. In Gaza, the Palestinian death toll in Gaza since Israel launched Operation Protective Edge surpassed the 800 mark, most of them since Israel entered Gaza a week ago.
Summary Women who take the pill choose partners who share a similar genetic profile, causing them to lose interest in sex and become more likely to be the victim of violent assault and murder. The Coalition's leader in the Senate, Eric Abetz, and Liberal senator Cory Bernardi are listed in the program as supporters of the congress. Dr Lanfranchi, who founded the New Jersey-based Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, will talk about the link between abortion and breast cancer - a theory rejected by Cancer Australia, the World Health Organisation, the US National Cancer Institute, and health authorities in Victoria and NSW.
Summary The latest buzz in the industry is that Simbu, a self-confessed fan of Ajith, is all set to make a special appearance in Gautham Menon's film with the actor. He says, "I respect Ajith sir and would love to work with him, provided the script has scope. However, I'm not doing his film with Gautham Menon." Interestingly, Simbu is also working on a romantic entertainer with Gautham Menon.
Summary Thousands of protesters have shown their solidarity with the people of Gaza in Auckland's Aotea Square today. Organiser Mike Treen said the protests were part of a global movement. "I think this is the turning point. There just comes a point where they are unable to continue to rule in the manner that they are accustomed to."
Summary Indonesia's losing presidential candidate filed complaints to the Constitutional Court on Friday, alleging that widespread irregularities at the polls damaged his chances of victory in the country that is Southeast Asia's largest economy. In a YouTube video Friday, Subianto called on people to reject the Election Commission's results. "With deep sadness and regret, we have to say that the presidential election actually was failed, illegitimate and violated the principles of democracy," Subianto said.
Summary Photograph by Alexei Nikolsky/Presidential Press Service via AP Photo. In 2009, Mutko got a seat on FIFA's executive committee. In 2010, the committee voted on the 2018 World Cup. "Putin has charisma," says Tomlinson, "but he's not showing up at the last minute." Contrast that with the effort that the U.K. put into a bid for the 2018 World Cup.
Summary Game of Thrones' production crew has been adding new cast members every season even faster than it's been killing them off (which is saying something), and Season 5 is no exception. On Friday, HBO released the names of a slew of new actors who will be featured in Season 5, many of them playing members of the Martell family.
Summary Russian-made firearms are reportedly flying off the shelves of American gun stores after the United States Treasury Department announced sanctions last week against the maker of the popular AK-47 rifle. Gun sellers now say the Obama administration's decision to sanction the company has caused a spike in sale in the week since, with some retailers warning customers that their stocks have been decimated upon the addition of Kalashnikov Concern to the Treasury's roster of blacklisted businesses. The latest round of sanctions does not bar the selling of Russian-made AK-47s within the US that have already been paid for in full, meaning long-time owners and the distribution companies not in debt to Kalashnikov Concern can continue to operate and offer the weapons as they did ahead of last week's announcement.
Summary City of Melbourne Councillor, Arron Wood, says environmental action is at the forefront of everything the council is doing. "We already know with the winding back of the carbon pricing that it's making it harder to achieve our tri-generation precincts in Sydney. So that would have an effect." Ms Moore says the steps being taken have the community's full support.