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Florida & the Caribbean brace for powerful hurricane Florida & the Caribbean brace for powerful hurricane
- September 06, 2017

The storm had reached Category 4 strength late Monday afternoon, meaning its winds topped 130 miles per hour. The latest forecast track maintains a category 4 or 5 storm with a west and west-northwest movement toward the vicinity of south Florida by the weekend. (more...)
Nationwide Protests Planned As Trump Expected To End DACA Nationwide Protests Planned As Trump Expected To End DACA
- September 06, 2017

President Donald Trump on Tuesday night said he would "revisit" the Obama-era policy shielding hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation in six months if Congress can not legalize it. There are estimated to be just under 800,000 DACA recipients in the U.S. Atlanta School Board Member Steven Lee said parents in his district who came to the United States illegally are already anxious and keeping their kids home. (more...)
Austin Humane Society takes in hundreds of displaced animals from Harvey Austin Humane Society takes in hundreds of displaced animals from Harvey
- September 06, 2017

Nino said that a total of 60 dogs will go to new homes in Pittsburgh . Both people and animals have been left without the necessities like food, water, and shelter. "We obviously don't want that to happen". "It's something you can't imagine going through, especially for people who had to make the choice to leave their pet and then come back for them later, and then hope for that reunification", said Susan Wollschlager of the CT Humane Society. (more...)
People Died In Missouri Road Accidents Over Labor Day Weekend People Died In Missouri Road Accidents Over Labor Day Weekend
- September 06, 2017

While there were no fatalities, ten people were injured. Two fatal crashes were worked during this reporting period, which killed two people (Stanton County and Allen County). Early Saturday morning in Lamar County, two crossover vehicles traveling along US Highway 11 collided head-on. In 2016, there were 10 boating crashes which included zero fatalities and 10 injuries. (more...)
Trump holds the fate of 800000 young immigrants in his hands Trump holds the fate of 800000 young immigrants in his hands
- September 06, 2017

San Diego political, religious and education leaders quickly slammed President Trump's decision Tuesday to end the DACA program, potentially leaving almost 40,000 young people in San Diego subject to deportation. "It is particularly cruel to offer young people the American Dream, encourage them to come out of the shadows and trust our government, and then punish them for it". (more...)
Chico State responds to rescinding of DACA Chico State responds to rescinding of DACA
- September 06, 2017

At the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, officials said they are reaching out to 17 students with DACA status , also known as "Dreamers". As a Christian university, Trevecca exists to educate all students who choose to continue their education in our community . (more...)
Fast food workers rally for $15 minimum wage Fast food workers rally for $15 minimum wage
- September 06, 2017

With signs and chants, hundreds fast food workers, union leaders and politicians marched down Main Street in Kansas City on Labor Day to support raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour. IL governor Bruce Rauner vetoed such a bill in August, while in May House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi promised to pass a $15 minimum wage if Democrats take the House of Representatives next year. (more...)
What Could Happen to Dreamers After DACA Dies? What Could Happen to Dreamers After DACA Dies?
- September 06, 2017

Sessions blasted the program as "unconstitutional" and "overreach" by former President Barack Obama , echoing the concerns of 10 state attorneys general who threatened legislative action if the program was not ended. President Trump's public schedule for Tuesday made no mention of a DACA announcement, but he tweeted Monday night that there was a "Big week coming up!" That's the problem - expecting Congress to do its job. (more...)
Ska Keller: 'No excuse' for European Union states not to share refugees
- September 06, 2017

Under the policy it set quotas for each country to accept fixed numbers of migrants to ease the direct burden on Italy and Greece - the usual points of arrival. The refugee scheme was adopted by the EU's "qualified majority" vote - around two thirds - and the ECJ held that this was appropriate, saying the European Union "was not required to act unanimously" on this decision. (more...)
US Must Put 'All Measures of Pressure' on North Korea - White House
- September 06, 2017

But both stressed that China held the greatest leverage over North Korea. They agreed that the terrorist group, also known as ISIS and ISIL, should not be allowed to obtain a foothold in South East Asia. Turnbull told coalition MPs at a partyroom meeting on Tuesday that the action of North Korea was "reckless, unsafe and provocative". Shorten and Wong said in a statement that the trip is aiming to demonstrate bipartisan support for the Republic of Korea and Japan and that a change of ... (more...)
Badgers hold steady at No. 9 in latest AP poll Badgers hold steady at No. 9 in latest AP poll
- September 06, 2017

The Buckeyes held firm at No. 2 while defending champion Clemson ascended two spots to No. 3 following its 56-3 rout of Kent State. No. 1 Alabama earned all first place votes except for one, which went to #2 Ohio State . 14 Stanford. The Florida State Seminoles were the only team in the top 10 to lose in Week 1 , and therefore, have slid back in the rankings. Louisville is ranked at No. (more...)
September spending deadlines loom as Congress returns September spending deadlines loom as Congress returns
- September 06, 2017

Senate leaders are prepared to vote this week on legislation that would pair an increase in the federal government's borrowing limit with $7.9 billion in disaster relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey despite opposition from conservatives. (more...)
Residents speak out ahead of Trump's DACA decision Residents speak out ahead of Trump's DACA decision
- September 06, 2017

The White House has been sidestepping rumors that Donald Trump's platform promise to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program , or DACA , will soon be fulfilled. Dozens of immigrant rights advocates on Sunday gathered in front of the White House and urged the president to allow DACA to remain in place. "The notion that we would just arbitrarily or because of politics punish those kids, when they didn't do something themselves ... (more...)
ASUN to introduce bills supporting National Day of Service, DACA ASUN to introduce bills supporting National Day of Service, DACA
- September 06, 2017

Several undocumented students have expressed fear and uncertainty over their status in the USA, but Yanga said "we are an extremely resilient community". "What we are trying to tell you today, is that we are working with all the national organizations, (and) with other universities". The state has its own California Dream Act , which is unrelated to DACA and allows undocumented students to receive state financial aid for college. (more...)
JJ Watt raises $18 million, donates supplies to Houston victims JJ Watt raises $18 million, donates supplies to Houston victims
- September 06, 2017

Hurricane Harvey is Trump's first natural disaster as president and it could be the costliest natural disaster in US history. He came under fire on Wednesday for tweeting that he "witnessed first hand the horror and devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey ", which was refuted by reporters. (more...)
Congress welcomes BRICS statement on terror; reminds Modi of Masood Azhar Congress welcomes BRICS statement on terror; reminds Modi of Masood Azhar
- September 06, 2017

The Xiamen BRICS Declaration signed by the BRICS members specifically stated, "BRICS express concern on the security situation in the region and violence caused by the Taliban, ISIL/DAISH, Al-Qaida and its affiliates including Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, the Haqqani network, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, TTP and Hizb ut-Tahrir". (more...)
Evacuation Orders Remain as Eagle Creek Fire Burns Overnight Evacuation Orders Remain as Eagle Creek Fire Burns Overnight
- September 06, 2017

It is threatening the Bonneville Dam and grid, the source of power for hundreds of thousands of homes. The fire was zero percent contained Monday morning. A sudden gusty series of rainstorms allowed Los Angeles, however, to cancel evacuation orders for a wildfire that the mayor called the largest in the city's history and sent beach umbrellas and toy shovels bouncing down Southern California beaches late on Sunday. (more...)
Rajnath Dedicates Lucknow Metro To Former PM Vajpayee Rajnath Dedicates Lucknow Metro To Former PM Vajpayee
- September 06, 2017

The Lucknow Metro line is poised to offer an eco-friendly, cheaper and congestion-free ride to the residents as well as those visiting Lucknow for various personal as well as professional reasons. Earlier in the day, proceedings were flagged off by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and union Home Minister Rajnath Singh , who also happens to be from the same state. (more...)
President Trump to meet flood victims in Texas, Louisiana President Trump to meet flood victims in Texas, Louisiana
- September 06, 2017

FEMA says that a record number of people have registered for help and that it has approved $66.4 million in assistance to go to more than 103,000 residents of affected areas. The forecast calls for totals ranging from 4 to 8 inches (10 to 20 centimetres). An even greater potential dilemma faced the city of Beaumont near the Louisiana border after the water system pumps failed after being swamped by spillover from the swollen Neches River . (more...)
Bad blood over Obamacare fight lingers as Congress returns Bad blood over Obamacare fight lingers as Congress returns
- September 06, 2017

The political battling over the 2010 healthcare law, widely known as Obamacare , may not be over, especially with President Trump continuing to undermine the law. The panel will kick off its push right after Labor Day, vetting ideas from state insurance commissioners and governors who are close to the problem - including Colorado Gov. (more...)
Wildfire smoke continues to hit Western Montana air quality
- September 06, 2017

Where conditions warrant, people with heart or lung disease should follow their doctors' advice for dealing with episodes of particulate exposure. For most of King, Kitsap and some parts of Pierce counties, the air quality is considered moderate. (more...)
FEMA says it placed 53K Harvey victims in hotels
- September 06, 2017

As in other disasters, Fema rushed in to help co-ordinate the response. And he joins us via Skype. HOUSTON , TX - AUGUST 28: People make their way out of a flooded neighborhood after it was inundated with rain water, remnants of Hurricane Harvey , on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (more...)
Celebs make a beeline to visit Dileep in Aluva sub jail Celebs make a beeline to visit Dileep in Aluva sub jail
- September 06, 2017

If reports are to be believed, people gathered at the place to get the glimpse of the actor. The actor had filed an application before the judicial magistrate court at Angamaly seeking permission to attend his father's death anniversary rituals. (more...)
Activists Across the US Rally in Support of DACA Activists Across the US Rally in Support of DACA
- September 06, 2017

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker says President Trump's decision to end a program aimed at protecting young immigrants from deportation is "wrong". "I hope God opens his heart and gives him a good mind, so he can support all the people who didn't choose to come to this country". "We might not know what our future looks like in six months , but we know we have an opportunity to push Congress and pass the DREAM Act ", she said . (more...)
Cheniere Energy Partners LP (CQP) Receives $35.00 Consensus PT from Brokerages
- September 06, 2017

About 56,312 shares traded. Cheniere Energy, Inc . most recently reported earnings per share (EPS) of -$1.23 for the June 2017 versus -$1.21 in the same quarter past year, representing 2% growth. The original version of this piece can be read at https://www.truebluetribune.com/2017/09/05/cheniere-energy-partners-lp-cqp-receives-35-00-consensus-pt-from-brokerages.html. (more...)
Deposit return scheme gets green light in Scotland Deposit return scheme gets green light in Scotland
- September 06, 2017

Although, she dismissed union demands for above-inflation catch-up settlements by warning that increases would have to be inflation-based and affordable within the public finances. These schemes are already running in a range of European countries, as well as parts of the US, Canada and Australia. The scheme will mirror parallel deposit return projects in Scandinavian countries such as Norway, where recycling rates of containers are now above 95%. (more...)
USA trade representative wants to amend S. Korea trade deal USA trade representative wants to amend S. Korea trade deal
- September 06, 2017

Withdrawing from the trade deal would back up Trump's promises to crack down on what he considers unfair trade competition from other countries, but his top national security and economic advisers are pushing him to abandon the plan, arguing it would hamper USA economic growth and strain ties with an important ally. (more...)
Pres. Trump Pledges $1 Million To Harvey Relief Pres. Trump Pledges $1 Million To Harvey Relief
- September 06, 2017

Watch the press briefing live above. Trump's comments during his campaign announcement drew a line in the sand for where he was going politically, with Americans taking sides over whether to support or oppose the former host of "The Apprentice". (more...)
Maryland loses QB Tyrrell Pigrome for season with knee injury Maryland loses QB Tyrrell Pigrome for season with knee injury
- September 06, 2017

Freshman quarterback Kasim Hill, who played the fourth quarter against Texas, will start for the Terps against Towson Sept. 9, according to Durkin. After Pigrome's first pass of the game was tipped in the air by junior receiver D.J. Moreover, Jesse Aniebonam will also miss the rest of the year. Sophomore Max Bortenschlager and junior North Carolina transfer Caleb Henderson, another former 4-star recruit, sit behind Hill on the depth chart. (more...)
Running backs look to have more success against Ohio State Running backs look to have more success against Ohio State
- September 06, 2017

Baker Mayfield completed 19 of 20 passes for 329 yards and three touchdowns while Kyle Murray threw for 149 yards and a touchdown in 10-for-11 passes. There has been a lot of talk about the battle in the trenches between the Oklahoma offensive line and the Ohio State defensive line, and this battle will be key because it will give the running backs the holes they will need to be able to have an impact in the game. (more...)