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Weakened Hurricane Jose could become tropical storm today Weakened Hurricane Jose could become tropical storm today
- September 13, 2017

Other than Jose, there are now no other tropical systems in the Atlantic. In a Monday afternoon report , AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski says a high pressure system will cause Jose to move in a circular fashion throughout the week. (more...)
UN Security Council steps up North Korea sanctions UN Security Council steps up North Korea sanctions
- September 13, 2017

According to a draft of the new sanctions resolution seen by Reuters earlier, it aims to impose an oil embargo, ban textile exports and the hiring by other countries of North Korean laborers, and target Kim personally with an asset freeze and travel ban. (more...)
Congress Just Sent Trump a Resolution Forcing Him to Condemn White Nationalists Congress Just Sent Trump a Resolution Forcing Him to Condemn White Nationalists
- September 13, 2017

But one day later Trump was defiant and returned to his previous stance, saying both the protesters and counter-protesters were to blame. Democratic Sens. A white supremacist carrying a Nazi flag into Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, August 12, 2017. The resolution describes Heather Heyer's death in Charlottesville as a "domestic terrorist attack" and acknowledges two Virginia state troopers who died in a helicopter crash while monitoring the protests. (more...)
UN Security Council Steps Up Pressure On North Korea UN Security Council Steps Up Pressure On North Korea
- September 13, 2017

That's one area where the North Koreans have managed to earn some hard currency. "If it agrees to stop its nuclear programme , it can reclaim its future". The limits on oil could indeed have some impact on the nation, as the 2 million barrel annual cap is less than half what North Korea imported past year. (more...)
Mamata agrees to some demands of Hill leaders Mamata agrees to some demands of Hill leaders
- September 13, 2017

Bimal Gurung, now in hiding as there is an arrest warrant out for him for several criminal cases, condemned Mr Tamang for the meeting. That is why Amar Singh Rai and Santa Rai presence at the meeting is raising speculation that Gurung's diktat may not be as strong as it used to be in the hills. (more...)
Local hydro crews heading south to help with Irma recovery in Florida Local hydro crews heading south to help with Irma recovery in Florida
- September 13, 2017

Gulf Power officials reported 4,600 customers' power had been restored since Irma began impacting the company's service area late Sunday night. During that storm, approximately 1,450 Hydro One workers braved hazardous conditions for a total of 97,000 hours to restore power to almost 105,000 customers who were affected at the peak of the storm. (more...)
Sheriff: Ex-husband confesses to killing Texas realtor who vanished before Harvey Sheriff: Ex-husband confesses to killing Texas realtor who vanished before Harvey
- September 13, 2017

The body of a missing Houston real estate agent, who disappeared as Hurricane Harvey was barreling down on the area, has been found and her former husband has been charged with murder. Hawthorne on Tuesday shot down rumors that the children witnessed the crime. The couple's divorce had been finalized three months before her death, but friends said that Crystal McDowell was living at her ex-husband's home while her own home was being renovated. (more...)
OECD: More spending needed on third-level education OECD: More spending needed on third-level education
- September 13, 2017

The proportion of public financial support for costs of higher education, such as universities, came to 34 percent in Japan, compared with the OECD average of 70 percent and the second-lowest after Britain's 28 percent. But it also spends among the lowest in the 35 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries per student and for pay per teacher. For a woman, the net public benefit was $US42,800 compared to the OECD average of $US83,400. (more...)
Argentina turns over thousands of WWII-era documents to visiting Netanyahu Argentina turns over thousands of WWII-era documents to visiting Netanyahu
- September 13, 2017

The digital documents delivered by President Mauricio Macri include almost 140,000 secret files and photographs from 1939-1950. "Iran is the one that was behind of the great attacks in Buenos Aires in the 90s and is the 'octopus of terror, ' and also Hezbollah that is sending branches (of terror) around the world, arms to Latin America as well", Netanyahu said, according to a transcript provided by the Israeli embassy. (more...)
United Nations says 313000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh United Nations says 313000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh
- September 13, 2017

However, Zaw Htay, the spokesman for State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi , told CNN the government would not be accepting the offer. "We have no policy to negotiate with terrorists", Zaw Htay told CNN . Moscow, Sep 10 Russian police detained people from a crowd of about 200 protesters today in Saint Petersburg who had gathered over the crackdown on the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. (more...)
CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) Research Coverage Started at Loop Capital
- September 13, 2017

Johnson Grp Inc owns 0.45% invested in CVS Health Corp (NYSE: CVS ) for 35,334 shares. It has underperformed by 41.10% the S&P500. Cheviot Value Management reported 39,456 shares. Citigroup Inc. decreased their price objective on CVS Health Corporation from $88.00 to $87.00 and set a neutral rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. (more...)
Authorities Consider Felony Charges After Pets Tied Up, Abandoned in Hurricane Authorities Consider Felony Charges After Pets Tied Up, Abandoned in Hurricane
- September 13, 2017

Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control director Dianne Sauve told United States media that it is illegal and people will be prosecuted, "There is absolutely no excuse for doing that". The Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control is asking anyone who can to take in animals they see who were left out during the storm. Sauve said that's not unusual, but the number of surrenders is higher than in previous storms. (more...)
India Hits Back At UN Criticisms On Rohingyas, Human Rights India Hits Back At UN Criticisms On Rohingyas, Human Rights
- September 13, 2017

Al Hussein came down heavily on the Myanmar government, stating that its denial on the Rohingya issue was doing great damage to the worldwide standing of a government which had until recently, he said , benefited from enormous goodwill. There appears to be inadequate appreciation of the freedoms and rights that are guaranteed and practised daily in a vibrant democracy that has been built under challenging conditions. (more...)
United Nations agrees to toughest-ever sanctions against North Korea United Nations agrees to toughest-ever sanctions against North Korea
- September 13, 2017

North Korean Ambassador Han Tae Song denounced the sanctions in the "strongest terms" during a United Nations conference on disarmament on Tuesday, Yonhap reported. As Bloomberg's Yuji Nakamura and Sam Kim report, cybersecurity outfit FireEye has traced hacks of South Korean bitcoin and ethereum exchanges to North Korean operators. (more...)
South Africa's Tutu slams Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis South Africa's Tutu slams Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis
- September 13, 2017

The Rohingya people are a stateless minority in Myanmar, where the majority of citizens are Buddhist. "Even prior to the most recent influx, many Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh lived in unsafe, overcrowded and unhygienic conditions, with little protection from the elements". (more...)
Canadian judge suspended for wearing Trump hat in court Canadian judge suspended for wearing Trump hat in court
- September 13, 2017

When he appeared before the council, Zabel said he didn't realize that some would construe his wearing the MAGA hat as a blanket declaration of support for the Trump presidency. Zabel admitted the stunt - which sparked a record 81 complaints from legal associations, law professors, lawyers and the public - constituted an error in judgment. (more...)
United States relationship can not be defined on basis of Afghan issue: PM United States relationship can not be defined on basis of Afghan issue: PM
- September 13, 2017

Abbasi said bilateral ties between Pakistan and the United States can not be defined only by the Afghan issue. Abbasi urged the United States to show more appreciation for Pakistan's losses in war on terror and its role in hosting 3.5 million Afghan refugees. (more...)
UN Security Council unanimously steps up sanctions on North Korea UN Security Council unanimously steps up sanctions on North Korea
- September 13, 2017

He again raised the Chinese and Russian proposal of a dual suspension of North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile testing along with US and South Korean military exercises in a bid to kick-start talks. Merkel is widely seen in Germany as a safe pair of hands at a time of global uncertainty such as the North Korea crisis, Britain's looming departure from the European Union and Donald Trump's presidency in the United States. (more...)
Powerful Irma still aiming for Florida, and Jose gains strength Powerful Irma still aiming for Florida, and Jose gains strength
- September 13, 2017

But Hurricane Jose has officially been classified a Category 4 storm , and Hurricane Katia was set to slam into Mexico early Saturday. It was packing maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 kilometres per hour). The storm is moving at 14 mph with 150 mph sustained winds and gusts up to 180 mph. Tropical-storm-force winds extend out 70 miles. It's also expected to shift its track from a westward direction to a west-northwest one . (more...)
Analysts Near-Term outlook: Oracle Corporation (ORCL), Chevron Corporation (CVX) Analysts Near-Term outlook: Oracle Corporation (ORCL), Chevron Corporation (CVX)
- September 13, 2017

First Merchants Corp increased Oracle Corp Com ( ORCL ) stake by 11.58% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Northpointe Capital Llc acquired 18,743 shares as Oracle Corp ( ORCL)'s stock rose 5.35%. ORCL is now undervalued by -5.8% relative to the average 1-year price target of $55.72 taken from a group of Wall Street Analysts. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (more...)
DaddyOFive Parents Sentenced After Pleading Guilty To Neglect DaddyOFive Parents Sentenced After Pleading Guilty To Neglect
- September 13, 2017

An Alford plea is where the defendant doesn't admit guilt but acknowledges prosecutors have enough evidence to convict them. One notable video, "INVISIBLE INK PRANK (EPIC FREAKOUT)" showed the pair swearing at their children, especially their youngest, Cody, 9, and accusing him of spilling ink to the point where the boy broke down into tears. (more...)
Yes Cancels Tour After Death of Steve Howe's Son Yes Cancels Tour After Death of Steve Howe's Son
- September 13, 2017

Our thoughts are with his daughter, family and partner. "I am utterly devastated to lose my friend and a positive force in my life", Lewis Wharton added. Father and son had recorded an instrumental album together, Nexus , which is scheduled to be released on November 17. During his time in the funk-rock outfit, Howe recorded four albums with the band, including their latest, Death Express , which was released in July. (more...)
United Nations unanimously backs new sanctions on North Korea United Nations unanimously backs new sanctions on North Korea
- September 13, 2017

This is likely to hit the funding of its nuclear programmes. "If we don't get these additional sanctions at the United Nations ", he said , "I have an executive order prepared to go to the president that will authorize to stop doing trade and put sanctions on anybody that does trade with North Korea". (more...)
Russian Smugglers Profit From North Korean Sanctions Russian Smugglers Profit From North Korean Sanctions
- September 13, 2017

It was the ninth sanctions resolution unanimously adopted by the 15-member council since 2006 over North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programs. China's United Nations ambassador, Liu Jieyi, urged North Korea to "take seriously the expectations and will of the global community" and called on all parties to remain "cool-headed" and not stoke tensions. (more...)
North Korea warns USA of 'greatest pain', rejects sanctions North Korea warns USA of 'greatest pain', rejects sanctions
- September 13, 2017

Russia's Permanent Representative Vassily Alekseevich Nebenzia said that a refusal to include proposals for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to mediate or to disavow regime change "raised serious questions". Maxwell asked. "There's very few countries that have that, that can make conventional military threats that allowed North Korea to develop nuclear weapons without a significant response". (more...)
Dogs run in drained Tampa bay after water sucked into Irma Dogs run in drained Tampa bay after water sucked into Irma
- September 13, 2017

Paul Johnson and Shonda Brecheen spent Sunday night in a house they were remodeling near downtown Jacksonville after working late on the project. Another 65% suffered major damage. Georgia Power spokeswoman Holly Crawford said the areas with the most power outages were coastal Glynn and Chatham counties. Officials in the Florida Keys said that residents who evacuated should not return until further notice. (more...)
No federal charges for officers in Freddie Gray case No federal charges for officers in Freddie Gray case
- September 13, 2017

Gray, a 25-year-old black man, was handcuffed and shackled at the time, but was not wearing a seat belt. A report released by the Justice Department past year in the aftermath of Gray's death found that the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) "routinely conducted unlawful stops and used excessive force, disproportionately targeting black residents". (more...)
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigns after new allegation of sexual abuse Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigns after new allegation of sexual abuse
- September 13, 2017

Murray said he has no plans to resign before his term is over at the end of this year. The embattled mayor has rejected previous requests that he resign amid accusations by four other men past year that he had molested them while they were teens. (more...)
Former Menendez aide says visa application advocacy was standard practice Former Menendez aide says visa application advocacy was standard practice
- September 13, 2017

In the case of the sisters from the Dominican Republic, their visa applications had initially been denied. Defense attorneys have said Menendez planned to give Melgen the points back, but prosecutors introduced Menendez's AmEx bill to show that in 2013, he used almost all of his 135,000 points to buy a barbecue grill. (more...)
United Kingdom seeks 'deep security partnership' with European Union after Brexit United Kingdom seeks 'deep security partnership' with European Union after Brexit
- September 13, 2017

It comes ahead of further negotiations next week, with the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier having ended the last round pointing to a lack of progress on "divorce" issues, including the settlement of the UK's financial obligations. It's in our mutual interest to work closely with the European Union and its member states to challenge terrorism and extremism, illegal migration, cyber-crime, and conventional state-based military aggression'. (more...)

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