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Trump said to invite Schumer and Pelosi to dinner Trump said to invite Schumer and Pelosi to dinner
- September 14, 2017

Ryan and Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady , R-Texas, announced that a tax blueprint would be given to lawmakers the week of September 25, reflecting the consensus of the tax-writing committees, Ways and Means, Finance and the White House . (more...)
Brock Turner is Now Literally the Dictionary Definition of a Rapist Brock Turner is Now Literally the Dictionary Definition of a Rapist
- September 14, 2017

He was released from jail after serving three months . Turner became the face of the college campus sex scandal which engulfed the U.S. past year and which continues to be fought over and challenged by activists across the country. "It seemed like America just wanted to act as if he never happened, [so] I'm glad his name is resurfacing". Others who are more familiar with the way sexual violence has been handled in the criminal justice system are shocked he was found guilty and served any ... (more...)
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Resigns Amid Child Sex-Abuse Claims Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Resigns Amid Child Sex-Abuse Claims
- September 14, 2017

In July , the Seattle LGBTQ Commission called for his resignation. He also stated he planned to finish out the remainder of his term until the November election. Harrell has five days to decide whether to finish Murray's term, which ends in December. "And I am proud of what we have accomplished together at the city during my time as mayor, passing a nation-leading $15 minimum wage, and major progressive housing affordability and police accountability legislation, as well as negotiating an ... (more...)
Trump says United Nations sanctions on NKorea 'small step' Trump says United Nations sanctions on NKorea 'small step'
- September 14, 2017

Trump is scheduled to attend summit meetings at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum on November 10-11 in Vietnam and the East Asia Summit in the Philippines that follows. There are fears Kim could respond to the action with another missile launch or a nuclear bomb, with it emerging yesterday weapons tech is being moved to key sites in North Korea. (more...)
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to visit US Strategic Command Headquarters Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to visit US Strategic Command Headquarters
- September 14, 2017

Air Force Gen. Hyten, commander USSTRATCOM, and senior leaders from the command. Mattis' trip was scheduled before the recent series of North Korean nuclear and missile tests. US deterrent options include strategic bombers and intercontinental-ballistic missiles as well as other solutions like nuclear, space, cyberspace, and global strikes. (more...)
Balloon Ban Might Be Instated In All Vancouver Parks This Fall Balloon Ban Might Be Instated In All Vancouver Parks This Fall
- September 14, 2017

For instance, when individuals or organizations book space for an event, the park board could include a no-balloons policy in the contract, he said. The motion states that animals are naturally curious about balloons. Mackinnon said balloons can be harmful to humans as well, citing one study that found balloons cause more childhood deaths than any other toy. But it was an experience this summer at a celebration near the laughing statues in Vancouver's West End that pushed him to table the ... (more...)
Bengal CPI-M recommends expulsion of party MP Bengal CPI-M recommends expulsion of party MP
- September 14, 2017

He said that it was prevented out of sheer jealousy. He also alleged that party MP Md Salim became the politburo member because the highest body of the party had a quota for Muslims. Headed by CPI-M MP Md Salim, the committee comprised party Central Committee member Madan Ghosh and state secretariat member Mridul De. CPM sources had said that along with Banerjee's lifestyle, there were complaints of "acts of indiscretion" by him. (more...)
Israel's Liberman on ultra-Orthodox military draft controversy: All must enlist Israel's Liberman on ultra-Orthodox military draft controversy: All must enlist
- September 14, 2017

The decision to repeal the law was made Tuesday. Members of the ultra-Orthodox community, who represent about 10 percent of the Israeli population and live in compliance with a strict interpretation of Jewish laws, have been exempt from service since the founding of the state. (more...)
Two Egyptian soldiers, 5 militants killed in North Sinai shootout Two Egyptian soldiers, 5 militants killed in North Sinai shootout
- September 14, 2017

One of the militants was wearing an explosive vest and attempted to raid the security checkpoint. He said two other militants were wounded, without providing further details. In July, the ministry said it had killed four others involved in the attack. Egypt has been fighting against a wave of terror activities that killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers since the military toppled former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 in response to mass protests against his one-year rule ... (more...)
Here's Susan Rice's Explanation For Unmasking Trump Campaign Officials Here's Susan Rice's Explanation For Unmasking Trump Campaign Officials
- September 14, 2017

CNN reports that Rice told the committee in a closed-door interview that she sought the names of senior Trump officials in order to find out why Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates, chose to visit NY late previous year. (more...)
After five decades, Chakma, Hajong refugees may get Indian citizenship After five decades, Chakma, Hajong refugees may get Indian citizenship
- September 14, 2017

The Chakma-Hajong refugee issue was discussed in detail at a meeting convened by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and attended, among others, by Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Rijiju and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval. (more...)
Orrin Hatch has drug puns Orrin Hatch has drug puns
- September 14, 2017

He said he's bringing the legislation forward because the country hasn't had the chance to properly delve "into the weeds " on the effectiveness of marijuana as medical treatment. In his draft floor remarks , Hatch spotlights impediments to research that now exist because of marijuana's status under federal law. Research remains stalled due to marijuana's federal classification as a Schedule I substance. (more...)
Pak. SC accepts Sharif kin's plea against ouster Pak. SC accepts Sharif kin's plea against ouster
- September 14, 2017

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday accepted a plea to form a five-judge bench to hear the review petitions of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his children, son-in-law and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, challenging his disqualification in the Panama Papers scandal. (more...)
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has refused Archbishop Desmond Tutu has refused "to remain silent" on San Suu Kyi
- September 14, 2017

Tutu, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his role in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, implored the State Counsellor to speak out. Zaw Htay said of 471 "Bengali" villages in three townships, 176 are now completely empty and at least 34 others are partially abandoned. The pictures of several sword-wielding women wearing headscarfs and men in Islamic prayer caps, or "Kufi", setting a house on fire, which were published in one of the country's leading newspapers, ... (more...)
Pope Francis: Rescinding DACA Is Not 'Pro Pope Francis: Rescinding DACA Is Not 'Pro
- September 14, 2017

The pope expressed hope that DACA will be preserved in some form. Among those present at the audience was former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who briefly greeted Pope Francis at the end of the general audience. He remarked that the Christian roots of Colombia will promote the work of reconciliation. During his homily, he recalled what aspect of the Colombian people surprised him most. (more...)
Singapore gets 1st woman President sans poll Singapore gets 1st woman President sans poll
- September 14, 2017

Despite the thousands of supporters present during the announcement , many Singaporeans criticized her victory because of the disqualification of her opponents . After joining the National Trades Union Congress as a legal officer in 1978, she rose through the ranks to become its deputy secretary-general, gaining a reputation as a tireless champion of workers' rights. (more...)
Worst yet to come for NSW bushfire battle Worst yet to come for NSW bushfire battle
- September 14, 2017

The Rural Fire Service issued the warning for Richmond Vale, outside Cessnock, on Wednesday after 11am. Houses are under threat from an out-of-control bushfire in the NSW Hunter Valley with the RFS issuing an emergency warning. "It was total devastation, there was smoke, things smouldering", he said, adding the museum's buildings remain standing but historically significant train carriages had been lost forever. (more...)
New Putney Bridge push jogger image released by police New Putney Bridge push jogger image released by police
- September 14, 2017

The suspect ran back the other way across the bridge 15 minutes later but did not acknowledge the victim and carried on jogging towards the north side of the river. Appealing for information, Det Sgt Chris Griffith called for anyone who initially provided officers with a name of the potential suspect to contain police again in order to 'fully follow up those lines of enquiry'. (more...)
Trump Says Tougher Steps Needed on North Korea After New UN Sanctions
- September 14, 2017

Out of consideration for Chinese concerns that North Korea might not make payments, North Korea would send payments to the account in advance, and China could withdraw the money when the cargo was delivered. China and Russian Federation do not hide their concern about the U.S. army's deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system in South Korea , which they view as contributing to the escalation of military tension on the Korean Peninsula. (more...)
The Dreamers deserve compassion -- and a legislative compromise — Michael Gerson column The Dreamers deserve compassion -- and a legislative compromise — Michael Gerson column
- September 14, 2017

By 2019, DACA recipients (known as DREAMers , a name that comes from a 2001 bipartisan legislation that aimed to lay path for their citizenship) will start to lose their protections, paving the way for deportations. Ironically, the main argument for that line of legal challenge comes from the former biggest threat to DACA: Texas District Judge Andrew Hanen. Another study by CAP found that a repeal could cost about 700,000 DACA recipients their jobs and employers $6.3 billion ... (more...)
Pay cap is scrapped for public sector workers Pay cap is scrapped for public sector workers
- September 14, 2017

The seven-year public sector pay cap is to be scrapped from next year, with ministers given "flexibility" to breach the long-standing limit of 1% on rises. Public sector workers, including police officers, nurses and teachers, had their pay frozen for two years the Conservative-Liberal Democrat came into power in 2011, and increases have been limited to one per cent a year ever since. (more...)
Missing Howard County Teacher Found Dead Missing Howard County Teacher Found Dead
- September 14, 2017

Laura Wallen, 31, last contacted her family on September 4 via text message. Wallen was four months pregnant, and her family said she was excited about it and posted her sonogram on her refrigerator. Her father as well as the father of her unborn child made a plea for her safe return. "She is still alive somewhere and our family would like to offer a reward of $25,000 ... (more...)
Motel 6 is apparently calling ICE on undocumented guests Motel 6 is apparently calling ICE on undocumented guests
- September 14, 2017

This happens, reportedly, at the touch of a button that pushes all relevant information to ICE. "If they're given consent, then they can come in". And to somehow make this story even worse, one immigration attorney (whose client is now being detained by ICE and has spoken to others in the same situation) has heard an unsettling rumor involving alleged compensation for these Motel 6 reports: "They have heard (no telling how valid the info is) that ICE is paying $200 per person for the ... (more...)
Erdogan refutes western concerns over Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 missiles Erdogan refutes western concerns over Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 missiles
- September 14, 2017

The United States is displeased with Ankara's decision to buy Russian S-400 missile systems, Pentagon spokesman Johnny Michael said on September 12 while commenting on reports that Turkey has already paid Russia a deposit for the S-400. "The United States and Turkey enjoy a strong and lasting defense, trade and military relationship, and Turkey continues to pursue anti-missile systems from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, including the United States, Long-term defense ". (more...)
Amnesty International urges government to ban pellet guns Amnesty International urges government to ban pellet guns
- September 14, 2017

While releasing the report, Amnesty India's Executive Director Aakar Patel called on the central and State governments to immediately stop the use of pellet-firing shotguns and ensure that the use of all other weapons is in line with global human rights standards on use of force. (more...)
Firing across LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch after Pakistan violates ceasefire Firing across LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch after Pakistan violates ceasefire
- September 14, 2017

According to officials after the firing the injured personnel were shifted to Army hospital at Poonch for advanced treatment. In the second ceasefire violation of the day, Pakistan Rangers opened heavy fire and shot few mortars in Pargwal sector along the International Border in Akhnoor area of Jammu district around 3.45 pm. (more...)
Ireland are getting two new direct flights to Canada Ireland are getting two new direct flights to Canada
- September 14, 2017

Air Canada is also resuming its seasonal Vancouver-Dublin nonstop service in summer 2018 on an expanded basis, with up to five flights weekly between the two cities. All three services will offer economy and business class seats. The new routes are a part of an expansion of the Irish services. There is also a strong corporate connection between the two countries. (more...)
Mystery as monster sea creature washes up on beach after Hurricane Harvey Mystery as monster sea creature washes up on beach after Hurricane Harvey
- September 14, 2017

Ms Desai, who was at the beach assessing the damage from the hurricane, told the BBC: "It was completely unexpected, it's not something that you'd typically see on a beach". "So I put the photos out there and the guesses started coming in". She's excited by the coverage, but says there's no reason for people to be scared of the eel. (more...)
Athletics Announce Plans for Site of New Stadium in Oakland
- September 14, 2017

Team president Dave Kaval and the A's have made good on their promise to announce their future home before the end of the calendar year. Before they are able to move forward on plans to build a 35,000-seat stadium, the A's will have to work out a deal with the Peralta Community College District, the owners of the land. (more...)
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) Closed 6.4% Above Its 50 Day Average
- September 14, 2017

Aimz Invest Advsrs Ltd Liability, California-based fund reported 40,456 shares. Victory Cap Mgmt Incorporated accumulated 0% or 16,392 shares. Breaking that down further, it has performed 6.41% for the week, 7.88% for the month, 6.81% over the last quarter, 6.58% for the past half-year and 10.37% for this a year ago. (more...)

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