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More Cities Deciding Not To Celebrate Columbus Day More Cities Deciding Not To Celebrate Columbus Day
- October 09, 2018

In many communities, it's a day when Italian-Americans celebrate their heritage. The president also acknowledged that Columbus was an Italian, although his exploring mission in 1492 was funded by Spain. And, UPS will pick up and deliver packages as normal. FedEx also will be open on Monday, but Home Delivery will be closed and SmartPost will have modified service. (more...)
Kavanaugh, Trump to Make Television Appearance From White House on Monday Kavanaugh, Trump to Make Television Appearance From White House on Monday
- October 09, 2018

And while those concerns were raised Monday by local protestors, Republicans have countered that the allegations were uncorroborated. Trump continued defending Kavanaugh on Monday, saying the newly minted justice "did nothing wrong" and correctly noting that investigations found "no corroboration of any kind" from witnesses to what Ford, Swetnick and Deborah Ramirez claimed to remember from more than three decades ago. (more...)
Turkey investigates claims that Saudis killed journalist Turkey investigates claims that Saudis killed journalist
- October 08, 2018

Erdoğan also said that there are some 3.5 million Syrian migrants in Turkey; some 250,000 have returned to Jarabulus, Afrin, and Al-Bab, and more than 60,000 to Idlib. Khashoggi had been critical of some of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's policies and Riyadh's intervention in the war in Yemen. In a statement on Sunday, Mutasem Khashoggi, the legal adviser to the Khashoggi family in Saudi Arabia, told al-Arabiya news that he believed external parties were using his brother's ... (more...)
Trump says he has no plans to fire Rosenstein Trump says he has no plans to fire Rosenstein
- October 08, 2018

The urgency for a meeting also appeared to abate after Rosenstein spoke by telephone with Trump, and the president told reporters that "My preference would be to keep [Rosenstein]", USA Today reported . Trump said last week that he didn't want to meet with Rosenstein to discuss the issue until Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed. Later, Trump said he didn't until recently know the No. (more...)
Hope Hicks Joins New Fox as Chief Communications Officer Hope Hicks Joins New Fox as Chief Communications Officer
- October 08, 2018

Fox - which was previously known as 21st Century Fox, until a merger with the Walt Disney Company in 2017 - is part of the media empire owned and controlled by conservative billionaire Rupert Murdoch , a longtime friend and adviser to Trump. (more...)
Explosion And Fire Reported At Canada's Largest Oil Refinery
- October 08, 2018

Fire officials were said to be aware of the situation. Irving Oil has confirmed that they are responding to a "major incident" at the Saint John, New Brunswick facility. Steeves said the incident reminded him of a similar event in the late 90s, when the same refinery suffered a similar explosion which left one person dead. (more...)
At least 50 dead At least 50 dead
- October 08, 2018

The publication adds that the fire quickly spreads to nearby houses. Matadi, at the other end of the highway, is on an estuary that leads to the Atlantic Ocean and is the DR Congo's sole port. "No ambulance and no hospital worthy of its name in Kisantu". However, the pro-democracy group Lucha criticised the response the lack of ambulances in a tweet. (more...)
Turkey asks to search Saudi consulate for journalist Turkey asks to search Saudi consulate for journalist
- October 08, 2018

That apparently referred to Turkish officials saying they believed that Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi Consulate after disappearing Tuesday. Saudi officials have denied the murder claims, insisting they are unaware of Khashoggi's whereabouts. (more...)
First lady visits Egypt on last stop in visit to Africa First lady visits Egypt on last stop in visit to Africa
- October 08, 2018

Ford was heard". Laura Seay, an assistant professor at Colby College who studies African politics, conflict and development, told NPR that even before the (gasp!) pith helmet, Trump was "fulfilling a lot of stereotypes" on her trip. " at the back during a visit to immigrant children who had been separated from their families and detained following an order by the US President Donald Trump ". (more...)
Brazil’s far-right candidate falls just short of presidential election stunner Brazil’s far-right candidate falls just short of presidential election stunner
- October 08, 2018

But with far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro getting 46 percent of the vote Sunday, short of the 50-plus percent he needed, voters also signaled they were not quite ready to make a final decision. Glauco Peres, a University of São Paulo political scientist, predicted that in the absence of concrete policy proposals, fear would remain Bolsonaro's main weapon as the second round approached. (more...)
Israel to remove UN Palestinian agency from Jerusalem Israel to remove UN Palestinian agency from Jerusalem
- October 08, 2018

A Palestinian school in the West Bank. The Jerusalem municipality reportedly plans to shut down UNRWA schools that serve around 1,800 Palestinian children in East Jerusalem , by the end of the current school year. FILE - A Palestinian woman holds a cooking pot during a protest against a USA decision to cut funding to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), outside an aid distribution center, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, Sept. (more...)
Juncker optimistic about Brexit deal as European Union summit looms Juncker optimistic about Brexit deal as European Union summit looms
- October 08, 2018

Head EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will be delivering his proposed outline to EU ambassadors on Wednesday, and it is expected that the document will be as vague and positively-worded as possible in order to aide PM May in selling the deal back home, where hard-line Brexiteers within the United Kingdom parliament are seen as a major roadblock to getting any trade deals finalized as the two sides race to get a plan hammered out by next month. (more...)
Tropical storm watch issued for Manatee as Tropical Storm Michael approaches Florida
- October 08, 2018

In a Sunday presser , Scott, who has activated 500 National Guard troops, warned that Michael-which the Weather Channel noted "rapidly intensified" from Sunday into Monday morning-could come ashore as a Category 2 hurricane, with winds gusting at more than 100mph. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh Sworn In as 114th Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Sworn In as 114th Supreme Court Justice
- October 08, 2018

Trump, throughout the day, insisted Kavanaugh would not be tainted by the sexual assault allegations from Christine Blasey Ford and others that almost tanked his nomination. Kavanaugh fought back hard, denying the accusations in angry and tearful testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that was viewed live on television by around 20 million people. (more...)
Cheering Kavanaugh win, Trump skewers Democrats as 'angry, left-wing mob'
- October 08, 2018

Susan Collins said that the response of Mainers has been "overwhelmingly positive" in the hours since her return after voting to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh . She acknowledged on CNN's State of the Union that she'd harbored doubts about Kavanaugh after hearing Ford testify before the Judiciary Committee. (more...)
MIT alumnus William Nordhaus wins Nobel Prize in economic sciences
- October 08, 2018

The economists were praised for their research on the relationship between global warning and economic growth. The Swedish Academy chose to delay this year's. Romer's career has taken him outside the academic world. Unlike the other Nobel prizes which were created in Swedish inventor and philanthropist Alfred Nobel's last will and testament and first awarded in 1901, the economics prize was created by the Swedish central bank, the Riksbank, in 1968 to mark its tricentenary. (more...)
Key Democrats backing off idea to impeach Justice Brett Kavanaugh
- October 08, 2018

Susan Rice, who was President Barack Obama's national security adviser, said Sunday she'll decide after next month's midterm elections whether to run for the Senate from ME in 2020 and try to unseat Republican Sen. Jim Risch, a Republican from Idaho, agreed, saying the friendships that cross party lines are genuine. "It has motivated the base on both sides", said Dickinson. (more...)
Indonesia says 5,000 now missing after quake and tsunami Indonesia says 5,000 now missing after quake and tsunami
- October 08, 2018

The spokesman for Indonesia's disaster agency, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, says there are about 5,000 people still missing. The number of people believed missing has soared to 5,000, an official said Sunday, an indication that far more may have perished in the twin disaster than the current toll. (more...)
Scotland's Sturgeon promises independence plan once UK Brexit deal known Scotland's Sturgeon promises independence plan once UK Brexit deal known
- October 08, 2018

The prospect of SNP MPs backing a vote increases the prospect after Labour indicated at its conference a fortnight ago it could also back such a vote. Discussions of both Brexit and independence are conspicuously absent from the main conference programme, but the topics are expected to dominate the fringe. (more...)
Bulgaria Shocked by Brutal Rape, Murder of Journalist Viktoria Marinova Bulgaria Shocked by Brutal Rape, Murder of Journalist Viktoria Marinova
- October 08, 2018

He said prosecutors were examining all leads, both personal and leaked to Marinova's job however police sources have told AFP that the crime does not immediately appear to be linked to her work as a journalist. Marinova had been investigating alleged fraud into EU-funded infrastructure projects linked to the authorities and big businesses. Bulgarian Interior Minister Mladen Marinov confirmed the rape and killing. (more...)
US Senate leader hails Kavanaugh vote as 'proudest moment'
- October 08, 2018

Mr Kavanaugh had been embroiled in a bitter battle to stave off allegations of sexual assault. "But we didn't attack the nominee, we didn't go on a search and destroy mission". Kay Coles James, president of the conservative Heritage Foundation, called the vote "a victory for liberty in America" and called Kavanaugh "a good man and good jurist". (more...)
Xi Jinping will visit North Korea ‘soon’, says Seoul
- October 08, 2018

The top U.S. diplomat met with the North Korean leader in Pyongyang for two hours before Pompeo flew to South Korea on Sunday afternoon for a two-day visit. A US official who was part of Pompeo's delegation said the trip was "better than last time" but also said "it's going to be a long haul". In Tokyo, Pompeo told Abe that the USA wanted to work closely on nuclear talks and that he would raise with the North Koreans the issue of Japanese abductees held for decades by the regime. (more...)
At the time of the last televised debate, Bolsonaro plays the provocation At the time of the last televised debate, Bolsonaro plays the provocation
- October 08, 2018

Bolsonaro skipped the TV Globo debate Thursday, citing doctor's orders after being stabbed during a campaign event on September 6 and only leaving the hospital on Saturday. His campaign directly benefited from the jailing of former President Lula Inácio da Silva in April, who had been leading in all presidential polls before being forced to drop out of the race. (more...)
Hong Kong refuses visa for journalist who hosted independence speech Hong Kong refuses visa for journalist who hosted independence speech
- October 08, 2018

A New York Times report on the incident cited a comment from a spokeswoman for the newspaper, which has an office in Hong Kong , who said that any politicization of the territory's visa process "would be very worrying". "This is clearly a form of retaliation for his involvement in the public talk organized in August by FCCHK, which angered Beijing by featuring a pro-Hong Kong independence activist", the group said in a statement. (more...)
Brazil election will go to run-off, Bolsonaro vs Haddad
- October 08, 2018

With 87 percent of voters counted, Bolsonaro has won 47 percent of valid ballots, far more than Haddad's 28 percent but not enough to clinch the race with a majority of first-round votes, according to Datafolha. Some voters - particularly women - carried "Not Him" placards to polling stations in opposition to Bolsonaro. However, political analysts said that by highlighting his ties to Lula, Haddad also played into the hands of Bolsonaro, who is riding a wave of anger at the Workers Party, ... (more...)
Who is Brett Kavanaugh, US Supreme Court's new judge Who is Brett Kavanaugh, US Supreme Court's new judge
- October 08, 2018

Speaking in New York during The New Yorker Festival, Rice said Collins "put party and politics over her own stated principles" of supporting equal rights and legalized abortion. In the final minutes before the vote, Democrat Chuck Schumer acknowledged the depth of feeling about Kavanaugh's nomination. Rice, however, said her "ties to ME are long and deep". (more...)
Senate moves to final vote on controversial Trump's Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh Senate moves to final vote on controversial Trump's Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh
- October 08, 2018

Nadler said it would probably be hard to interview Kavanaugh if he was sitting on the Supreme Court. The decision will come down to what Ms. Collins and Mr. "But if people who are victims, people who feel that they're is no fairness in our system of government, particularly within our courts, we've gone down a path that is not good and right for this country", she added. (more...)
Melania Trump's Latest Safari-Inspired Outfit Spurs Hilarious Social Media Memes Melania Trump's Latest Safari-Inspired Outfit Spurs Hilarious Social Media Memes
- October 08, 2018

As for Ford, Mrs. Trump declined to venture an opinion but said "we need to help all victims, no matter what kind of abuse" they experienced. Despite her expressed desires, a series of beige outfits Trump wore on her trip to Africa has been under scrutiny - not because critics find them unfashionable, but rather, because they say the clothing references harmful colonialist attitudes about the continent. (more...)
Hirono: Collins' doubts of Kavanaugh accuser Ford's claims 'insulting' Hirono: Collins' doubts of Kavanaugh accuser Ford's claims 'insulting'
- October 08, 2018

Susan Collins , R-Maine, in the speech where she announced her support for Kavanaugh, tipping the Senate balance in his favor. "When I looked at the lack of any corroborating evidence, including no evidence from her very best friend who was present at the party, I could not conclude that Brett Kavanaugh was her assailant", said Collins. (more...)
Senate Democrats seek to put the brakes on Kavanaugh impeachment talk Senate Democrats seek to put the brakes on Kavanaugh impeachment talk
- October 08, 2018

President Donald Trump's controversial Supreme Court pick was approved by senators on Saturday in highly unusual scenes where protesters heckled from the Senate's public gallery as politicians cast votes. "I do believe she was assaulted". Mr Kavanaugh's appointment is for life and he will strengthen conservative control of the nine-judge court, which has the final say on USA law. (more...)

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