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Trump Says He Backs New GOP Health Care Effort Trump Says He Backs New GOP Health Care Effort
- September 13, 2017

It only takes three Republican senators to object and the bill can't pass under reconciliation. But unlike the last Republican effort, which fell one vote short of passing the Senate, this new bill might never even come to the Senate floor. (more...)
Nigeria elected VP of UN World Tourism Organization General Assembly Nigeria elected VP of UN World Tourism Organization General Assembly
- September 13, 2017

He will also give a speech during the first conference of the assembly and attend tree planting ceremony which is held by tourism ministers and authorities of participating countries to commemorate the global year of sustainable development. (more...)
Santana Starts As Twins Wrap Up Series With Padres Tonight Santana Starts As Twins Wrap Up Series With Padres Tonight
- September 13, 2017

But way more impressive than the total number of runs is the way they hung 'em up. In the sixth it would be Eduardo Escobar with his 18th longball of the year, then in the seventh, Kennys Vargas would finish things up with a three-run tater to right center, giving the Twins a 16-0 lead. (more...)
How strong was Irma? It changed the color of these islands How strong was Irma? It changed the color of these islands
- September 13, 2017

At least 10 people were killed in Cuba by Hurricane Irma , majority crushed by collapsing buildings, authorities said on Monday, bringing the death toll from the ferocious storm to 38 in the Caribbean. Authorities announced the reopening of St. Martin's Marigot port and said a boat was expected to dock by Monday with a 5-ton crane capable of unloading large containers of aid. (more...)
Moore wants 'mano a mano' debate with unusual Moore wants 'mano a mano' debate with unusual
- September 13, 2017

At the event, Swanson shouted: "Yes, Leviticus calls for the death penalty for homosexuals!" Cruz later admitted it was a "mistake" to appear at the event, claiming he was unaware of Swanson's homophobic views. "So sodomy is historically against the law ". Yesterday, Yellowhammer reported that a new ad was launched citing President Trump's endorsement of Luther Strange in the primary run-off for the U.S. (more...)
Pinellas becomes the latest school district to delay reopening to Monday Pinellas becomes the latest school district to delay reopening to Monday
- September 13, 2017

Many schools served shelters before and after the storm. I hope you and your loved ones are safe as our community recovers from the impacts of Hurricane Irma. Without power, officials are unable to let students return to classes, Seminole County Public Schools wrote in an email to parents. Power is also needed to keep school cafeterias functioning. (more...)
UVA removes black shroud from Jefferson statue after protest UVA removes black shroud from Jefferson statue after protest
- September 13, 2017

The protest occurred on the one-month anniversary of the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va ., and was meant to criticize the "perceived inaction" of the university's president, Teresa A. We have since removed the cover. I strongly disagree with the protestors' decision to cover the Jefferson statue. Our community continues to heal, and we must remain respectful of one another if substantive progress can be made on addressing the many challenges and opportunities that we all ... (more...)
Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) Traded Over Its 50 Day Average
- September 13, 2017

The institutional investor held 42,847 shares of the air freight and delivery services company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $7.98 million, down from 44,727 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. now owns 83,440 shares of the network technology company's stock worth $10,233,000 after buying an additional 5,785 shares during the period. (more...)
Complaint: Man saw stepson point gun, shoot mom Complaint: Man saw stepson point gun, shoot mom
- September 13, 2017

Robert Ferriere told The Associated Press he had no idea why his stepson would want to kill his mother . Frink , 48, was handcuffed and said nothing during the brief arraignment Wednesday in Grafton Superior Court in North Haverhill. The gunman , 49-year-old Travis Frink of Warwick, RI, signed in to visit his mother on Tuesday in the fourth-floor intensive care unit of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, located in Lebanon , NH. (more...)
Ireland's ODI against West Indies called off Ireland's ODI against West Indies called off
- September 13, 2017

Teams that do not gain direct entry will get another shot through a qualifying tournament. Only six of the Test squad that had just completed the three-match series in England are staying on for the white-ball action - which also includes a one-off T20 against England on Saturday - but Roston Chase is the only player dropped from the squad that lost 3-1 to India in the home series in July. (more...)
Russell Westbrook signs 10-year extension with Jordan brand Russell Westbrook signs 10-year extension with Jordan brand
- September 13, 2017

The deal, as per ESPN's Nick DePaula , will be the most lucrative ever in the history of Jordan athletes. Westbrook signed a five-year deal with Jordan in 2013 and his role has grown into being the face of the brand. Since then, the athletic point guard has become a superstar-level player, especially in the aftermath of Kevin Durant's exit from Oklahoma City in 2016. (more...)
Juncker to lay out vision for stronger post-Brexit EU Juncker to lay out vision for stronger post-Brexit EU
- September 13, 2017

Juncker is expected to say that the European Union appears to have ridden out the tide of right-wing populism that resulted in the June 2016 Brexit vote and the election of US President Donald Trump last November. The British government and the European Union (EU) on Tuesday afternoon announced they would start the fourth round of Brexit negotiations on September 25. (more...)
Abducted Indian priest rescued in Yemen after 18 months Abducted Indian priest rescued in Yemen after 18 months
- September 13, 2017

After that, numerous photos and videos were released depicting Fr. Uzhunnalil, thin and with an overgrown beard, pleading for help and for his release, saying that his health was deteriorating and he was in need of hospitalization. He arrived in Rome on Tuesday evening to recuperate at the Salesian headquarters before returning to India. Father Tom promised to now continue "to pray for all" who had supported him "spiritually", and remembered in particular the four sisters of the Missionaries ... (more...)
Minnesota seniors named National Merit Semifinalists for 2018 Minnesota seniors named National Merit Semifinalists for 2018
- September 13, 2017

Morgantown High School led West Virginia with 12 semifinalists, followed by George Washington High School with nine and University High School, six. Among this year's semifinalists are 21 from Greenwich schools, both public and private. These high school seniors will continue to compete for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. (more...)
Authorization for Iraq, Afghanistan Wars Averts Challenge Authorization for Iraq, Afghanistan Wars Averts Challenge
- September 13, 2017

The Senate then voted to kill Paul's amendment, by a vote of 61-36. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who led the repeal effort. Senate foreign relations chairman Bob Corker said he agreed with Paul that Congress needs to take action on a new war authorization, but said he was opposed to the substance of Paul's effort. (more...)
Folau says he does not support gay marriage Folau says he does not support gay marriage
- September 13, 2017

But obviously not all players are on board with the support, with Wallabies player Israel Folau taking to Twitter today to (for some reason) make sure everyone knows that he wants to be distanced from the campaign. A passionate campaigner for a variety of social issues including anti-homophobia and marriage equality, Pocock famously declared four years ago that he would not tie the knot with his partner Emma Palandri until gay people were legally permitted to do the same. (more...)
Feds ban use of Kaspersky software Feds ban use of Kaspersky software
- September 13, 2017

Agencies and departments are to begin removing Kaspersky products from their systems in three months. At least a half-dozen federal agencies run Kaspersky on their networks, the US officials said, although there may be other networks where an agency's chief information security officer - the official ultimately responsible for systems security - might not be aware it is being used. (more...)
The Top Five Moments From the 2018 Miss America Competition The Top Five Moments From the 2018 Miss America Competition
- September 13, 2017

On Monday, after taking the winner's traditional morning-after dip in the Atlantic City surf, Mund reiterated that the US should be part of the talks on greenhouse gases, which contribute to global warming. "She is now under the planning of the Miss America Organization", Richter said. "She did a fabulous job and we could not have been more excited when she won", Hoeven said. (more...)
Power outages hit more than 840000 Georgia customers Power outages hit more than 840000 Georgia customers
- September 13, 2017

Georgia Power reported 523,000 outages, and Georgia EMC, a trade group that represents electrical utility cooperatives, said nearly 321,000 homes and businesses were without power in its service areas. Georgia Power tweeted at about about 2 p.m. that they'd work to update the public again as soon as conditions were "clear and safe for crews to work in". (more...)
Edith Windsor Dies: Same-Sex Marriage Activist Was 88 Edith Windsor Dies: Same-Sex Marriage Activist Was 88
- September 13, 2017

Her wife Judith Kasen-Windsor made the announcement but did not share the cause of death . My heart broke hearing that Windsor had passed, and then soared at the thought of her being reunited with her beloved Thea. Windsor had a master's degree in mathematics and later became a technology manager at IBM, an IT firm. There was one story that gained national attention of a deportation proceeding of a gay Colombian man despite being legally married to a USA citizen that was stopped ... (more...)
Putin agrees to revise proposal for United Nations force in Ukraine Putin agrees to revise proposal for United Nations force in Ukraine
- September 13, 2017

In the third month of Donald Trump's presidency, Vladimir Putin dispatched one of his diplomats to the State Department to deliver a bold proposition: the full normalization of relations between the United States and Russian Federation across all major branches of government. (more...)
United Kingdom has 'duty' to Hurricane Irma-hit islands United Kingdom has 'duty' to Hurricane Irma-hit islands
- September 13, 2017

But with an aerial photograph, NASA captured another indication of the storm's devastation - it changed the color of some Caribbean islands. "We have maintained and kept law and order on the BVI, which at one point, could have dramatically threatened the already unfortunate plight of those who had been hit by the hurricane", he said . (more...)
Plano shooting vicitm's parents: 'He was not moving on and she was' Plano shooting vicitm's parents: 'He was not moving on and she was'
- September 13, 2017

After she left him, and only a few days before he shot her, he asked a friend, "How can the one person you're supposed to love more than life itself end up being the one person you hate more than life itself?" The day before the shooting, Lane talked to her daughter on the phone. (more...)
Interstate I-75 might close due to flooding, detour map available Interstate I-75 might close due to flooding, detour map available
- September 13, 2017

But the Florida Department of Transportation is recommending drivers already start avoiding, if they can, the impacted section of I-75. That would be bad news for Florida residents trying to head back to the Sunshine State since it's one of the primary north-south corridors in the Georgia. (more...)
US Issues Visa Restrictions to Eritrea, Guinea US Issues Visa Restrictions to Eritrea, Guinea
- September 13, 2017

The move comes as President Donald Trump's administration places visa restrictions on four African and Asian nations that have refused to accept citizens deported from the U.S. In each case, there are exceptions for citizens of the four nations who apply for visas from outside their countries, as well as exceptions on humanitarian grounds or for travel "deemed in the interest of the United States". (more...)
Regulators take step to ban Delaware River gas fracking Regulators take step to ban Delaware River gas fracking
- September 13, 2017

Banning fracking but allowing the dumping of fracking waste undoes the whole objective of the ban in the first place, which is to protect our water. The resolution before the basin commission says that fracking "presents risks, vulnerabilities and impacts to surface and ground water resources across the country". (more...)
Notre Dame Unranked After First Loss Of The Season Notre Dame Unranked After First Loss Of The Season
- September 13, 2017

Considering our offensive line still isn't the unit we need them to be, those numbers are pretty impressive. We had been hearing for months of how fans were going to invade South Bend. As an aside, second-year Georgia head coach Kirby Smart is one of nine head coaches from a Power 5 Conference who is coaching at his alma mater (Class of '98). (more...)
Baker Mayfield Owns Ohio Stadium? Apple's Siri Says So Baker Mayfield Owns Ohio Stadium? Apple's Siri Says So
- September 13, 2017

Mayfield finished the game with 386 passing yards on 27-35 passing with three touchdowns, all of which came after halftime. Fitzsimmons said the fans were eventually removed from their seats and Mayfield kept going on delivering a win to Oklahoma. (more...)
Police respond to possible school shooting in Washington Police respond to possible school shooting in Washington
- September 13, 2017

All Freeman School District and all Spokane School District schools went into lockdown. The ages and extent of injuries at not known. Dozens of vehicles including ambulances and a LifeFlight helicopter responded to the scene. "At least 4 shots". The Spokane County Sheriff's Office cautioned for people to avoid the area as they investigate the area. This is a developing story and will be updated . (more...)
Woman Picks Up Surprise Passenger on Her Commute Woman Picks Up Surprise Passenger on Her Commute
- September 13, 2017

Thinking the poor animal had died, Knox continued on her 20-mile trip to work. In a post on Facebook, she said she hit the animal, heard a "crunch", and thought she had killed it. Ms Knox had driven all the way "at highway speeds" from Airdrie to Calgary, about 35km (21 miles). They released him in Kananaskis. No word on what the coyote did when he got home, but our guess is that he slammed a six-pack of Pabst and smoked every last cigarette that he could find. (more...)

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