No fatalities or injuries reported at event that took place at at Lake Travis in Texas where wind speed averaged 16 kilometers per hour.
Hurricane Laura slams into southwest Louisiana, a marshy region particularly prone to storm surge and flooding, and also barrels toward heart of US oil industry, forcing oil rigs and refineries to shut down production.
Satellite images show that Laura has become “a formidable hurricane" in recent hours with maximum sustained winds climbing to around 175 kilometres per hour.
The lawsuit filed in a Manhattan court by Attorney General Letitia James alleges NRA leaders diverted millions of dollars from the influential gun group for their personal use.
Several previous prototypes exploded during ground tests during a learning process of trial and error.
China ordered the closure of the facility on Friday after Washington last week gave China 72 hours to vacate its consulate in Houston.
Meanwhile in Seattle, protesters clashed with Seattle police amid a wave of public anger over the Trump administration's planned "surge" of federal agents into major cities.
US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the hurricane made landfall about 15 miles (24 kilometres) north of Port Mansfield.
An additional 928,488 people in 47 states across the US also made initial claims for benefits under a special programme for workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
In his speech on July 4th – the day meant for unity and celebration – US President Donald Trump vowed to “safeguard our values” from enemies within labelling them as leftists, looters and agitators.
New coronavirus cases shot up by more than 50,000 on Wednesday. marking the biggest one-day spike since the start of the pandemic.
Demonstrations, prayers and cultural celebrations of food and music will enliven communities from New York to Los Angeles to honour the day in 1865 when a Union general proclaimed in Galveston, Texas that all slaves were free.
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