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Heavy rain likely through the weekend Heavy rain likely through the weekend
- September 09, 2018

Two to three inches of rain could fall over the region Sunday night through Monday, with the steadiest and heaviest rains expected later Sunday night, and localized higher amounts are possible. Near Pensacola, Florida, more than a foot of rain has fallen in the last few days. Some light rain and patchy drizzle already showing up on the radar early, with off and on light rain chances expected throughout the day. (more...)
Another economist resigns from EAC after Atif Mian asked to step down Another economist resigns from EAC after Atif Mian asked to step down
- September 09, 2018

Terming the reasons for Atif's removal and subsequent resignation as "irrelevant factors", Rasul expressed his disappointment and said it would be hard to replace the Princeton economist. Three days later the government apparently succumbed to the pressure generated by the call attention notice submitted in both houses of parliament against the appointment of a person belonging to the Ahmadi faith and a petition filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) challenging his appointment. (more...)
Trump Tells Supporters It'll Be 'Your Fault' If He Gets Impeached Trump Tells Supporters It'll Be 'Your Fault' If He Gets Impeached
- September 09, 2018

A man in a plaid shirt was replaced seemingly after he made a series of animated facial expressions as the president spoke. The teen was seen clapping at several points throughout Trump's speech - including when Trump remarked on Sen. "I saw this woman walking toward me on the left", Tyler said to The Gazette. "It's not a priority on the agenda going forward unless something else comes forward", she said. (more...)
Barack Obama: "How hard can that be, saying that Nazis are bad?"
- September 09, 2018

Obama didn't mention President Donald Trump by name during a 20-minute speech in the key Southern California battleground of Orange County but the allusions were clear. Aides close to Obama have said he's bit his lip, wanting to avoid an ugly tit-for-tat and to stay above the fray. "Just a glance at recent headlines should tell you this moment really is different", he said. (more...)
Anonymous peeks behind the White House curtain Anonymous peeks behind the White House curtain
- September 09, 2018

Trump's words served as a bookend on a week that began Monday with a tweet in which he criticized Sessions for allowing the recent indictments of two Republican congressmen. The respected White House chronicler's Fear: Trump in the White House, a 448-page account of an out-of-control administration, draws on hundreds of hours of insider interviews. (more...)
Trump Wanted Cropped Inauguration Pics To Make Crowd Look Larger Trump Wanted Cropped Inauguration Pics To Make Crowd Look Larger
- September 09, 2018

Following a personal request from President Trump a U.S. government photographer edited official pictures of his inauguration to make the crowd appear larger, according to newly released files. She then contacted the NPS photographer who had covered the event the day before. One official told investigators Spicer's comments amounted to "a request for NPS to provide photographs in which it appeared the inauguration crowd filled the majority of the space in the photograph". (more...)
Deadly quake and landslides hit Japan Deadly quake and landslides hit Japan
- September 09, 2018

The quake left nearly three million people without power after damage to a major thermal plant supplying the region, with Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko saying it could take "at least a week" for supply to be restored. The summer also brought devastating floods and landslides from torrential rains in Hiroshima and deadly hot temperatures across the country. "So far there are 16 [dead] people and many people injured, with 26 still missing", Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a cabinet meeting ... (more...)
Egypt: Court sentences 75 people to death in connection with 2013 protests Egypt: Court sentences 75 people to death in connection with 2013 protests
- September 09, 2018

More than 800 people were killed within hours at Rabaa al-Adawiya and the capital's Nahda Square, where another sit-in was being held. The 75 sentenced to death face several charges, from murder and "incitement to break the law" to "membership of a banned group" and "being part of an illegal gathering", The Guardian reported. (more...)
No Tsunami Threat After 7.8 Fiji Earthquake No Tsunami Threat After 7.8 Fiji Earthquake
- September 09, 2018

The US Geological Survey reported Thursday that a magnitude 8.1 natural disaster hit south-east of Suva, Fiji, according to Sputnik . The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no Pacific-wide tsunami was expected either. The largest nearby event at these depths was a M 8.2 quake on August 19, 2018. It's not known if there were any injuries or damage as a result of the quake. (more...)
U.K. Charges Two Men in Sergei Skripal Poisoning U.K. Charges Two Men in Sergei Skripal Poisoning
- September 09, 2018

Ben Wallace told the BBC on Thursday that Putin and his government "controls, funds and directs the military intelligence" unit known as the GRU that Britain believes used Novichok to try to kill ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. (more...)
Some Experts Tout, Others Trash Kavanaugh To Close Hearing Some Experts Tout, Others Trash Kavanaugh To Close Hearing
- September 09, 2018

Democrats painted Kavanaugh as a threat to abortion rights. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME, will join in to help stop the confirmation. "Like many of my brothers and sisters of color, I am not comforted by deputies with handguns, let alone assault rifles", she opined, which leads one to wonder whether Miss Eastmond and her media coaches have really thought through what would happen in, say, Chicago, if we disarmed the police. (more...)
Woman mistakes dynamite for candle, suffers severe injuries, police say Woman mistakes dynamite for candle, suffers severe injuries, police say
- September 09, 2018

He also advised them to have back up lighting, preferably "battery-operated, glow stick or hand-crank lighting" to avoid the risk of fires. "She attempted to light one of what she thought was a candle and turned out to be a quarter stick of dynamite". (more...)
Barnier: UK should seek a Canada-style deal Barnier: UK should seek a Canada-style deal
- September 09, 2018

During exchanges with Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab , the anti-Brexit campaigner insisted Brussels had spiked the plans. Another committee member, pro-European Labour MP Stephen Kinnock , said it was "dead in the water". Lord King, who has spoken favourably of Brexit in the past, tore into the last-minute preparations for a no-deal Brexit, warning they had left Britain without a credible bargaining position. (more...)
"#PlaidShirtGuy" removed from Trump rally for facial expressions
- September 09, 2018

He was quickly appointed a "cultural icon", a "voice of the people", and - for some people, at least - a potential candidate for the 2020 election. "Linfesty, dubbed "#plaidshirt guy" on Twitter because of the shirt he wore to the rally, said he was surprised to be selected as a VIP for Thursday's event in Billings, which allowed him to get a photo taken with Trump and to stand behind the president. (more...)
'Great fear' as Syrian regime bombs edge of rebels' last stronghold Idlib 'Great fear' as Syrian regime bombs edge of rebels' last stronghold Idlib
- September 08, 2018

In a column for Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah Saturday, Ibrahim Kalin called Idlib province a "ticking bomb" in a "global proxy war". He further elaborated that Assad did not "meet the requirements of not just us, but the worldwide community" for a leader of a new, post-conflict Syrian government, as those requirements included not "threatening his neighbors" - an apparent reference to Israel, which has long sought Assad's overthrow - and not providing "a platform for Iran". (more...)
Trump threatens Canada's 'ruination' amid auto tariff NAFTA pressure Trump threatens Canada's 'ruination' amid auto tariff NAFTA pressure
- September 08, 2018

Trump has already imposed hefty tariffs on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum, using a section of USA trade law that gives him the authority in the name of national security. "We've created leverage and driven Canada to the table", the source said. Larry Kudlow, top economic adviser to Trump, told Fox News on Friday morning that US access to Canada's protected dairy market is the single issue holding up the negotiations. (more...)
Indian youth among 3 killed in US bank shooting Indian youth among 3 killed in US bank shooting
- September 08, 2018

He was ultimately shot and killed. About 4 minutes, 28 seconds passed between when Perez fired his first shot and he was stopped by officers, Isaac said . Sittenfeld tweeted. A woman who works on one of the lower floors of the building said her co-worker was on an elevator when the doors opened and she almost stepped on a man's body. (more...)
Landmark Verdict in India Scraps Law Criminalizing Homosexuality Landmark Verdict in India Scraps Law Criminalizing Homosexuality
- September 08, 2018

Section 377 , an archaic law imposed during British rule that penalizes intercourse "against the order of nature", carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. Hundreds of LGBTQ campaigners, who had gathered outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi , broke into loud cheers as news of the ruling reached them. (more...)
North Korea's Kim Jong-un says faith in Trump 'unchanged' North Korea's Kim Jong-un says faith in Trump 'unchanged'
- September 08, 2018

Recent satellite photos have indicated Kim's weapons factories were still operating to produce fissile materials to make nuclear weapons. But the North Korean leader also expressed a "sense of frustration " with the worldwide community for not appreciating what he called Pyongyang's "very significant and meaningful" steps, Chung said . (more...)
Two Russian nationals identified as suspected Salisbury nerve agent attackers Two Russian nationals identified as suspected Salisbury nerve agent attackers
- September 08, 2018

Alexander Petrov (left) and Ruslan Boshirov are charged with using novichok to poison an ex-spy and his daughter. The Kremlin, which has denied any involvement, said it was unacceptable to accuse its leadership. Photos of the pair were being made public in the hope that someone would recognise them. Traces of Novichok contamination were found in the London hotel room where the two men had stayed, he said, adding this was not a public health concern. (more...)
Nauru blasts 'insolent' China for speaking out of turn at meeting ZlotoNews Nauru blasts 'insolent' China for speaking out of turn at meeting ZlotoNews
- September 08, 2018

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Nauru disregarded the normal conduct of global conferences and "obstructed" Chinese representatives from speaking. However, participants said one country would not agree to even stronger language in the communique and Sopoaga made clear which it was, although he stopped short of naming it. (more...)
Pakistan will not fight another country’s war, says Prime Minister Imran Khan Pakistan will not fight another country’s war, says Prime Minister Imran Khan
- September 08, 2018

He said Pakistan was endowed with huge resources. The prime minister asked all overseas Pakistanis to make as many donations as they can to the dams fund in dollars to plug the country's depleting foreign exchange reserves as well as provide funding to start building dams, which he said he would personally oversee. (more...)
Trump aide Papadopoulos gets 14 days in prison Trump aide Papadopoulos gets 14 days in prison
- September 08, 2018

However, the judge added, the crime was "a calculated exercise of self-interest over the national interest". Papadopoulos served as a foreign policy adviser to President Trump's 2016 campaign, and was the first to plead guilty in the Mueller probe. (more...)
Mueller hardens stance on Trump interview in Russian Federation probe, Giuliani says Mueller hardens stance on Trump interview in Russian Federation probe, Giuliani says
- September 08, 2018

In a letter last week, Mr. Mueller's team said it would accept written responses from Mr. Trump on questions related to Russian election interference. "They want a commitment" to a follow-up interview, Giuliani said. "There will be no questions at all on obstruction". Giuliani rejected that suggestion as well. (more...)
Dallas shooting victim was St. Lucia native Dallas shooting victim was St. Lucia native
- September 08, 2018

The officer phoned police in Dallas , Texas, US, to say she had shot the man on Thursday night. Speakers attending the vigil in front of the Dallas police headquarters pointed out that Jean was the latest African-American man to be shot dead by police. (more...)
Kavanaugh hearing: the debate gets heated Kavanaugh hearing: the debate gets heated
- September 08, 2018

Barring unforeseen developments, Kavanaugh could join the eight other justices on the bench around the time of the October 1 start of the Supreme Court's new term. On Friday, New York University law professor Melissa Murray told lawmakers that Kavanaugh would provide the "necessary fifth vote that would utterly eviscerate" Roe v. (more...)
Kim Kardashian meeting with Trump on prison reform Kim Kardashian meeting with Trump on prison reform
- September 08, 2018

Kim Kardashian at the 2010 White House Correspondent's dinner. Kim Kardashian West made a return visit to the White House reportedly to ask President Trump for help once again. It's so unfair. He's 30. She said Young was sentenced to life without parole, for possession of marijuana and half a gram of cocaine, because of mandatory-sentencing regulations. (more...)
Man fatally shot by police officer mourned from Texas to St. Lucia
- September 08, 2018

Hall said investigators are seeking a warrant for a manslaughter charge against the officer, who has since been placed on administrative leave. The Dallas Police Department said they are conducting a joint investigation with the DA. "It's not clear what (the) interaction was between her and the victim", Hall said. The off-duty officer, who was still in uniform and not injured, called police to report the shooting. (more...)
Texas officer kills man in flat she mistakes for her own
- September 08, 2018

Renee Hall said during a news conference. She added that "as we continued the investigation it became clear that we were dealing with what appears to be a very unique situation". She says she spoke with Jean's sister to officer condolences to the family. Sgt Mitchell did not comment on whether the officer had mistaken Jean as an intruder when she shot him. (more...)
George Papadopoulos: Ex-Trump advisor jailed in Russian Federation inquiry George Papadopoulos: Ex-Trump advisor jailed in Russian Federation inquiry
- September 08, 2018

He told the US District Court in Washington DC: "I made a awful mistake for which I paid dearly and I am terribly ashamed". Papadopoulos has cooperated for more than a year with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the United States presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. (more...)

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