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Unity Abounds at Senate Hearing on ACA Marketplaces Unity Abounds at Senate Hearing on ACA Marketplaces
- September 08, 2017

Patty Murray , D-Wash. A key Senate committee Wednesday launched a set of hearings meant to lead to a short-term, bipartisan bill to shore up the troubled individual health insurance market , but a diverse group of state insurance commissioners united around some solutions that were not necessarily on the table. (more...)
Putin says he believes USA willing to defuse Korea tensions Putin says he believes USA willing to defuse Korea tensions
- September 08, 2017

Joint efforts to persuade China and Russian Federation, the North's allies who are not expected to cooperate with an oil embargo, were also agreed to. "North Korea knows and remembers it, too", Putin said. "We need to work together". "But the situation on the Korean Peninsula can not be resolved with sanctions and pressure only". (more...)
Congressman Bacon: Congress needs balanced approach to immigration (AUDIO)
- September 08, 2017

The Arizona Restaurant Association released a statement ardently opposing Trump's decision. "Sending these "Dreamers" - including almost 800 District residents - back to countries they do not know is cruel and will rip District families apart", said Racine in a press release . (more...)
Putin sells Russian-Chinese plan to diffuse North Korea crisis Putin sells Russian-Chinese plan to diffuse North Korea crisis
- September 08, 2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae In agreed Thursday to exert stronger pressure on North Korea in the wake of a recent nuclear test by Pyongyang, including by the adoption of tougher United Nations sanctions. (more...)
India host Australia and New Zealand from Sept 17 to Nov 7 India host Australia and New Zealand from Sept 17 to Nov 7
- September 08, 2017

Reports suggest that the series will begin in Chennai before moving to Kolkata , Indore and Bangalore with the final ODI to be played in Nagpur on October 1 . The fixtures and venues for both series were officially released by BCCI on Wednesday, on its website. The BCCI has had to take into account other changes as well. (more...)
UN Should Take 'Necessary Measures' On North Korea - China UN Should Take 'Necessary Measures' On North Korea - China
- September 08, 2017

PRIME Minister Turnbull has urged about 200,000 Australians in China, Japan and South Korea to register on the Department of Foreign Affairs' Smart Traveller website amid mounting tensions on the Korean peninsula . "So we have to be willing, if we're going to do that, to be all in, which makes it more of a challenge to convince folks here it needs to happen". "But we will not be putting up with what's happening in North Korea ", Trump told reporters on Wednesday. (more...)
Sells 77 Shares of Apache Corporation
- September 08, 2017

Apache Corp now has $15.29 billion valuation. First Manhattan invested in 11,793 shares or 0% of the stock. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 102,458 shares of the energy company's stock valued at $5,265,000 after buying an additional 37,028 shares during the period. (more...)
Trump Wants DACA Solution 'Where Everybody Is Happy' Trump Wants DACA Solution 'Where Everybody Is Happy'
- September 08, 2017

O'Malley said . John Kasich said "putting kids, young people who are contributors in jeopardy" isn't the American way. Trump's advice that DACA recipients should rest easy is also diametrically opposed to the talking points the White House distributed on Tuesday about Trump's decision to end the program. (more...)
Bemis Company, Inc. (NYSE:BMS) Shares Sold by Royce & Associates LP Bemis Company, Inc. (NYSE:BMS) Shares Sold by Royce & Associates LP
- September 08, 2017

Bemis Company, Inc . has had 4 insider trades in the last 3 months, including 3 open market buys and 1 sells. The insider now holds 207,634 shares of Bemis Company, Inc . The firm's revenue was down.9% on a year-over-year basis. Bemis Company, Inc . has a price-earnings ratio of 19.25 with a one year low of $40.60 and a one year high of $52.53 The company's market cap is now $0. (more...)
Spain PM wants Catalan referendum revoked Spain PM wants Catalan referendum revoked
- September 08, 2017

The prosecutor also urged the police to watch out for referendum-related activities, with local media reporting that a printer in Tarragona was raided on suspicion that ballot papers were being made. The court may issue a decision after a meeting later Thursday. Those tensions are likely to be on full display on Monday when Catalonia celebrates its national day, the Diada, which commemorates the fall of Barcelona in the Spanish War of Succession, and which independence leaders are this year ... (more...)
Hurricane Irma Causes UConn, USF To Discuss Possible Changes To Saturday's Game Hurricane Irma Causes UConn, USF To Discuss Possible Changes To Saturday's Game
- September 08, 2017

The game had been scheduled for noon in East Hartford, Connecticut , well out of Hurricane Irma's path. However, because of the powerful storm headed toward the state of Florida , UConn confirmed that, along with their league office, both universities are reviewing any and all contingency plans. (more...)
Haley says new North Korea sanctions unlikely to change behavior Haley says new North Korea sanctions unlikely to change behavior
- September 07, 2017

Taro Kono, Japan's foreign minister, said it was time to increase pressure on North Korea and eliminate loopholes that allow some countries to continue trading with it. North Korea says it needs to develop its weapons to defend itself against what it sees as USA aggression. He said: "China, which accounts for 90% of North Korea's overseas trade, has a unique ability to influence the regime and the House can take heart from the fact that Beijing voted in favour of the latest sanctions ... (more...)
President Trump meets with Emir of Kuwait President Trump meets with Emir of Kuwait
- September 07, 2017

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt announced on June 5 they had cut diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar, accusing it of having ties with Shiite Iran and fundamentalist Islamist groups. "Now is the time that we have to forget all of these differences", Al-Sabah said. Trump chose Saudi Arabia for his first overseas visit as president in May, two weeks before the Gulf crisis erupted. (more...)
Pro surfer, 16, killed by Irma-generated wave off Barbados Pro surfer, 16, killed by Irma-generated wave off Barbados
- September 07, 2017

A number of pro surfers who traveled to Barbados for the hurricane-generated high surf were reportedly in the water when the accident occurred, and tried to come to Venezia's rescue . Venezia was a Barbados Olympic surfing prospect for 2020 when the sport is scheduled to make its debut at the games. "I didn't know you long but you seemed like the nicest kid". (more...)
Should Japan and South Korea go nuclear? Should Japan and South Korea go nuclear?
- September 07, 2017

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said Thursday that China would support the United Nations taking further measures against North Korea following its recent nuclear test. The emergency session was called after North Korea said it detonated a hydrogen bomb underground on Sunday. But Defence Minister Song Young-Moo said Seoul believed Pyongyang had succeeded in miniaturising its nuclear weapons to fit into an ICBM. (more...)
No one can fight war against terror better than us: Khawaja Asif No one can fight war against terror better than us: Khawaja Asif
- September 07, 2017

Although the Pakistani army publicly denies they are harbouring Taliban, the United States emissaries expected General Bajwa not to maintain the same line in their discussions with them. "Many friendly relations have supported us, including China and Turkey". Dastgir Said, "40% of Afghanistan is a safe haven for terrorists", and added that "Pakistan has taken action against all groups on its soil and only the remnants of some are left". (more...)
US Senate approves Trump deal on hurricane aid, debt ceiling US Senate approves Trump deal on hurricane aid, debt ceiling
- September 07, 2017

Senate Democrats have suggested they are open to adding a debt increase to the Harvey bill but said they want to learn details of the measures before committing. The federal government has run up against its almost $20 trillion borrowing limit and needs an increase by the end of this month, or else default on some obligations, the Treasury Department says. (more...)
Trump Suggests Doing Away With Votes To Raise Debt Ceiling Trump Suggests Doing Away With Votes To Raise Debt Ceiling
- September 07, 2017

They were optimistic his support would help secure more Republican votes.Only, Trump went rogue. Ban Sasse in a statement following the announcement. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer drew a line in the sand for Republican congressional leaders. Earlier in the day, Speaker Paul Ryan scoffed at the idea of a three-month debt limit increase. (more...)
Hurricane Irma may have destroyed one of the world's most famous airports Hurricane Irma may have destroyed one of the world's most famous airports
- September 07, 2017

While some news outlets sensationally state that the airport was 'destroyed' , it's clear that the airport was damaged by the massive Hurricane. "The Maho Beach plane-watching was spectacular". The airport is at the top of the photo, toward the water on the right. Fire and police stations collapsed and the main hospital in St. Thomas sustained heavy damage. (more...)
'Ku Klux Klowns' display closes Richmond's Bryan Park 'Ku Klux Klowns' display closes Richmond's Bryan Park
- September 07, 2017

The art collective INDECLINE , which released a video showing four masked men dressed in black hanging the clowns overnight, said in a press release the action is intended as a "protest of the White Nationalist uprising in the United States". (more...)
DeVos expected to share plans on Title IX enforcement DeVos expected to share plans on Title IX enforcement
- September 07, 2017

The rules - set forth in a memo now known as the " Dear Colleague Letter " - told schools they must investigate and resolve all complaints of sexual assault, even if there is a separate criminal case. They're carrying signs, and one says: "Donald Trump supports Betsy DeVos supports perpetrators". "Washington has forced ambiguous and broad" definitions of sexual assault, DeVos said. (more...)
Cavaliers mum on Isaiah Thomas' hip injury during introduction Cavaliers mum on Isaiah Thomas' hip injury during introduction
- September 07, 2017

At Thursday's press conference, Thomas said he's working daily to get healthy. I want them to see how my getting traded - just like that, without any warning - by the franchise that I scratched and clawed for, and bled for, and put my everything on the line for? Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas (4). (more...)
Putin says sanctions, pressure alone won't resolve North Korea crisis Putin says sanctions, pressure alone won't resolve North Korea crisis
- September 07, 2017

Despite increased United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang, dictator Kim Jong-un has accelerated the pursuit of nuclear weapons and long-rang missiles to threaten the U.S. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to press Putin for his support over the North Korea's provocation, when the two leaders hold talks in the Russian Far East city of Vladivostok on Thursday. (more...)
Climate change factor in extreme weather Climate change factor in extreme weather
- September 07, 2017

Here's a look at the 10 deadliest of those storms, including Hurricane Harvey's most recent estimates. Mann recently appeared in Before the Flood , Leonardo DiCaprio's documentary on climate change . But we need to confront it before it gets worse. The Trump administration has pledged millions in aid to Texas refugees, while at the same time banning Middle-Eastern refugees equally affected by years of climate-change-caused prolonged drought that has fostered political upheaval. (more...)
State of Emergency declared for six Ga. counties ahead of Hurricane Irma State of Emergency declared for six Ga. counties ahead of Hurricane Irma
- September 07, 2017

Officials said the state Emergency Operations Center is at Level 4, meaning the center is staffed and monitoring the storm constantly. The governor said he will hold a news conference Friday morning. Cooper said that Irma is expected to weaken to tropical storm strength by the time it reaches North Carolina, but it will still be risky, with high winds and flash flooding. (more...)
"Dead" Woman Wakes Up In Mortuary Freezer In Kerala
- September 07, 2017

On the way home though, relatives thought that Ratnam had died as she had no movement and they shifted her to a mortuary. But when the relatives noticed her breathing and showing some movement nearly an hour after she was kept in the mortuary, they shifted her to a private hospital in Kattappana village and informed the police, according to The News Minute . (more...)
Federal prosecutor says NJ senator Federal prosecutor says NJ senator "sold his office"
- September 07, 2017

Bob Menendez is a longtime friend of the Florida eye doctor with whom he's on trial, and the government's fraud and bribery case against them is built on assumptions, the doctor's attorney said Thursday in his opening statement. Melgen, 63, was born in the Dominican Republic and cares deeply about his country, Ogrosky said, sharing an interest with Menendez in Latin American issues. (more...)
Berkeley County Schools & Offices To Close Friday In Preparation of Hurricane Irma Berkeley County Schools & Offices To Close Friday In Preparation of Hurricane Irma
- September 07, 2017

Residents in the Manatee County area are encouraged to evacuate inland, staying with family or friends. "If you're asked to leave, please leave, we did this a year ago with Hurricane Matthew, the evacuation worked fine, that's because we all worked together". (more...)
Cosmo DiNardo Makes Brief Court Appearance in Bucks County Farm Slayings Case Cosmo DiNardo Makes Brief Court Appearance in Bucks County Farm Slayings Case
- September 07, 2017

DiNardo reportedly has already made a deal with prosecutors to avoid the death penalty. DiNardo's waiver was not unusual; prosecutors said in July that he had confessed to fatally shooting Thomas C. "It was short", Kline said of the hearing. The deal, announced mid-investigation by Bensalem-based defense attorney Paul Lang, saw DiNardo admit to the four killings and provide investigators with the location of Patrick's body. (more...)
Officer-involved shooting in Huntington Beach; Suspect and cop hurt Officer-involved shooting in Huntington Beach; Suspect and cop hurt
- September 07, 2017

Thursday. Officers responded to the call, and a shooting occurred, she said. Another officer was injured, but it isn't confirmed whether or not he was also transported for treatment. The two officers and the subject were hospitalized, but details about their conditions were not immediately available. All three were reported to be in stable condition. (more...)

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