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Saudi Arabia Accuses Qatar Of Saudi Arabia Accuses Qatar Of "Distorting Facts"
- September 16, 2017

Muraikhi said Saudi Arabia was looking to depose the emir of Qatar and replace him with Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani, a little-known Qatari sheikh who has been thrust into the limelight by the Saudi-led bloc. However, Saudi Arabia subsequently accused Qatar of distorting facts about the call, and said it was ending talks. "Congratulations to Iran and soon, God willing, you will regret it", he said. (more...)
Yes! This Harry Potter documentary sounds like pure, undiluted magic Yes! This Harry Potter documentary sounds like pure, undiluted magic
- September 16, 2017

Instead of a straightforward Potter documentary, the film will serve more as a real-world History of Magic lesson, using Rowling's story as the guiding light. Modeled after Hogwarts' mystical-meets-collegiate aesthetic, the Harry Potter for PBteen collection includes bedding and decor accessories inspired by the beloved franchise. (more...)
Escaped Prisoners Captured On British Virgin Islands Escaped Prisoners Captured On British Virgin Islands
- September 16, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to travel to the island Tuesday for the first time since Irma hit. Many islands were still assessing the damage, even as they prepared for the arrival of another major storm, Hurricane Jose. At least five people died in the British territories. Communications are mostly still down in the British Virgin Islands where its premier, Orlando Smith, has called for a "comprehensive economic package for reconstruction" from the UK. (more...)
More input sought in requested voiding of Arpaio conviction More input sought in requested voiding of Arpaio conviction
- September 16, 2017

The advocacy group has made a decision to go directly to District Judge Susan Bolton , who oversees Arpaio's case, and who has canceled the hearing without dismissing the conviction. The lawyers said that's particularly true in a case of contempt of court, where the court itself acts as victim, prosecutor and judge. In such a ruling, Banzhaf wrote, Bolton could cite a 1987 ruling in which the Court said, "The ability to punish disobedience to judicial orders is regarded as essential to ... (more...)
Donald Trump's very selective outrage machine cranks up again on London Donald Trump's very selective outrage machine cranks up again on London
- September 15, 2017

He added . "The internet is their main recruitment tool which we must cut off & use better!" British authorities said they were treating the incident as a terrorist act. Noting that law enforcement has been working to combat terrorism for years, McMaster said "if there was a terrorist attack here, God forbid, that we would say that they were in the sights of the Federal Bureau of Investigation". (more...)
Presenter George Hook suspended by Newstalk for rape comments Presenter George Hook suspended by Newstalk for rape comments
- September 15, 2017

This morning the Taoiseach described his remarks as abhorrent. Mr Hook has been embroiled in controversy since Friday, following comments he mad on-air rape. It is thought this letter, which was seen by RTÉ News, was not formally handed to management. His sponsor, Dalata Hotel Group, said it had terminated its advertising deal with the station as a result. (more...)
Killed, 7 Injured In Training Exercise At Fort Bragg Killed, 7 Injured In Training Exercise At Fort Bragg
- September 15, 2017

Dalida's death is a reminder that a soldier's job is inherently unsafe", Sonntag said. The Army says eight special operations soldiers were training with demolitions when they were injured at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. An explosion during a training exercise injured a number of US special operations forces at Fort Bragg on Thursday. Marine officials are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. (more...)
Madigan Will Not Seek Reelection Madigan Will Not Seek Reelection
- September 15, 2017

Madigan wasn't immediately available for interviews and didn't detail her future plans. Madigan isn't saying what's next - just that she'll continue to work on "helping people". Word of an open race for IL attorney general was expected to generate furious scrambling for next year's contest. In 1997, she became the first female majority leader in the history of the Illinois General Assembly. (more...)
USA election agency seeks comment after Facebook cites Russian ads USA election agency seeks comment after Facebook cites Russian ads
- September 15, 2017

That is primarily because the Russia-linked entities that purchased $100,000 worth of Facebook ads past year could have used the site's self-service tool to bypass the company's employees. This week Facebook admitted that Russian trolls not only used the social network to disseminate anti-Clinton propaganda during the 2016 election, but also set up and publicized anti-Clinton rallies. (more...)
Steve Mnuchin might want to stop talking for a little while Steve Mnuchin might want to stop talking for a little while
- September 15, 2017

He said the request "had nothing to do with convenience" and " was purely about national security ". "Mnuchin also denied reports that his recent trip aboard a government plane to Kentucky - made famous by Linton's Instagram post - had anything to do with checking out the eclipse". (more...)
West Brom v West Ham preview: Marko Arnautovic returns West Brom v West Ham preview: Marko Arnautovic returns
- September 15, 2017

Winger Burke has had a scan on a hamstring injury and will be assessed while boss Pulis remained tight-lipped on Chadli's problem. The Baggies will nonetheless be boosted by the news that Gareth McCauley has recovered from a thigh injury, whilst Hal Robson Kanu returns from suspension. (more...)
Barclays Maintains Rating And Lowers Price Target On Equifax, Inc. (EFX)
- September 15, 2017

James Inv Rech Incorporated has invested 0.01% in Equifax Inc . Morgan Stanley maintains its equal-weight rating for the stock, and has dropped its base case price target to $127 from $140. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 40,595 shares of the company's stock, valued at $4,860,845.30. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link . (more...)
Autopsy Results Reveal Brutal Way Slain Pregnant Teacher Died Autopsy Results Reveal Brutal Way Slain Pregnant Teacher Died
- September 15, 2017

Wallen, 31, a history teacher at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, was last heard from September 4 at her condominium in Olney. On September 2, Wallen texted her sister, stating, "Tyler has me on an adventure in the country. "By no means is this an attempt at confrontation, just looking for an explanation. woman to woman". "Their relationship was the only thing that Laura and her family ever fought about", her father said. (more...)
Trump's DACA dealings threaten his base, Iowa Rep. Steve King says Trump's DACA dealings threaten his base, Iowa Rep. Steve King says
- September 15, 2017

Trump, in a Thursday morning tweet , said "Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people?" "They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own". But whatever they decide will be done legally, not arbitrarily. It's not easy due to poverty and low wage paying jobs '. "If you have to step just in one direction, you're boxed'". (more...)
For Pete's Sake: Ending DACA, and where I agree with Trump For Pete's Sake: Ending DACA, and where I agree with Trump
- September 15, 2017

Just hours after questioning why anyone would want to deport "good, educated and accomplished young people", President Donald Trump said Thursday that beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program should not be allowed to get USA citizenship. (more...)
Visiting Florida, Trump Praises 'Incredible' First Responders, State Officials Visiting Florida, Trump Praises 'Incredible' First Responders, State Officials
- September 15, 2017

Shkreli, who was free on US$5 million bail while he awaited sentencing, had made two Facebook posts offering cash to anyone who could "grab a hair" from Mrs Clinton during her book tour. By that afternoon, five more had died. The Florida Health Care Association, a long-term care industry group, released a statement Wednesday morning framing the deaths within the context of Irma's brutal blow to the state. (more...)
Manchester United target Thomas Meunier praises club at Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 launch Manchester United target Thomas Meunier praises club at Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 launch
- September 15, 2017

Andy Turner of the Coventry Telegraph (h/t Anthony Jepson of the Manchester Evening News ) reported the local boy will switch to United after being a "lifelong supporter" of the team. He has already spoken of his desire to play in the Premier League and it sounds like there's only one club he would want to sign for. "I'm very happy in Paris and if I finish my career there, it won't be a disappointment, far from it". (more...)
Hurricane Jose's Path Is Unclear And It's Driving People Crazy Hurricane Jose's Path Is Unclear And It's Driving People Crazy
- September 15, 2017

The storm has maximum sustained winds near 70 miles per hour. NOAA's GOES East satellite saw Jose centered about 360 miles northeast of the southwestern Bahamas on September 15. "Farther north along the USA east coast, it is too soon to determine if any other direct impacts from Jose will occur". This year, a return of 2004-esque East Coast high pressure pattern prevented Irma from moving out-to-sea, and all models show that strong high pressure rebuilding over the Great Lakes in 5-7 days. (more...)
Robotti Robert Has $10.51 Million Holdings in Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (ATW) Robotti Robert Has $10.51 Million Holdings in Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (ATW)
- September 15, 2017

The Company is involved in the drilling and completion of exploration and development wells for the global oil and gas industry. In the last earnings report the EPS was $-0.27 and is estimated to be $-0.51 for the current year with 80,458,000 shares now outstanding. (more...)
Sung Hyun Park leads in France as Catriona Matthew struggles Sung Hyun Park leads in France as Catriona Matthew struggles
- September 15, 2017

Meanwhile, top-ranked Seo Yeon Ryu, who played alongside Park, went from a share of first at 2 under, to 4-over 75. Tournament officials subsequently decided all scores should be erased and for the event - the final major of the year - to be restarted, as a 54-hole competition, on Friday. (more...)
Teacher accused of assaulting 6th-grader for sitting during Pledge of Allegiance Teacher accused of assaulting 6th-grader for sitting during Pledge of Allegiance
- September 15, 2017

Stone Chaney said a homeroom teacher at East Middle School tried forcing him to stand. "He said, 'During the Pledge the teacher snatched me out of my chair, '" Brian said. The parents are now exploring options they have in regards to their son's Constitutional right of freedom of speech being violated. "It's his choice to sit", said Brian Chaney during a school board meeting. (more...)
Man caught on camera abandoning dog in Dallas Man caught on camera abandoning dog in Dallas
- September 15, 2017

As he opens the door, he pulls a dog out of the auto on a leash. Reluctantly, a black and white dog hops out. He then drops the rope, gets back in his auto and drives away. The Dallas County District Attorney's Office's and SPCA of Texas' Animal Cruelty Investigator filed the arrest warrant because of his admission. Spears has been arrested on animal cruelty charges. (more...)
Lineman injured while working on power outages in Ga Lineman injured while working on power outages in Ga
- September 15, 2017

Other big power utilities in Florida are units of Emera Inc and Southern Co, which also operates the largest electric company in Georgia. FPL said on Tuesday it planned to restore power to eastern Florida by this weekend and to western Florida by September 22. (more...)
New Kenneka Jenkins Video Shows No Foul Play, Says Activist New Kenneka Jenkins Video Shows No Foul Play, Says Activist
- September 15, 2017

Andrew Holmes , who has worked with many police agencies during his years of anti-violence activism, told the Chicago Tribune that Rosemont detectives showed him the video Wednesday when he showed up seeking answers on behalf of the family. (more...)
'No direct threats to NYC' following London subway bombing 'No direct threats to NYC' following London subway bombing
- September 15, 2017

Commissioner James O'Neill said there had been no direct threats to New York City, but people should always be vigilant and aware of their surroundings. The department has tweeted as much on its various accounts. British Prime Minister Theresa May responded to Trump's speculation: "I never think it's helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation". (more...)
Sniffer Dogs Trained to Find USB Sticks and Gadgets go on Patrol Sniffer Dogs Trained to Find USB Sticks and Gadgets go on Patrol
- September 15, 2017

Officers began training them in their own time, using tips from United States forces. For more on the "digital dogs" and other stories from across Devon and Cornwall . Special agent Jeffrey Calandra of the Federal Bureau of Investigation added: "In today's tech-driven world crime has no state or even country boundaries, so helping our law-enforcement partners around the world develop cutting edge detection capabilities is key to fighting crime and terror". (more...)
CPI(M) expels RS MP Ritabrata Banerjee for 'anti-party activity' CPI(M) expels RS MP Ritabrata Banerjee for 'anti-party activity'
- September 15, 2017

Kolkata: Controversial Rajya Sabha MP Ritabrata Banerjee has been formally expelled by the CPI (M) from its party saying that the decision was taken after its efforts to rectify him failed. The CPI (M) Politburo has approved the decision. The commission was set up by the party to look into the charges against him. Top party leaders in Bengal might be able to thwart moves by a section of leaders to raise questions about the expulsion, but a major chunk of lower ranking party workers are ... (more...)
Gurgaon Woman Repeatedly Slaps Soldier, Now Arrested Gurgaon Woman Repeatedly Slaps Soldier, Now Arrested
- September 15, 2017

The soldier seems to be trying to reason with her while fending off the assault.Ms Kalra, who lives in Gurgaon, had stopped her Tata Indica auto in front of an army truck ferrying soldiers. He said they couldn't understand the provocation behind the behavior of the woman. The woman's behavior has provoked angry responses from fellow Indians on social media. (more...)
BVI too rich to benefit from UK's aid budget, report finds BVI too rich to benefit from UK's aid budget, report finds
- September 15, 2017

The news came as it was announced the United Kingdom plans to provide a further £25 million in aid to the hurricane-wrecked British overseas territories, on top of the £32 million already pledged. An estimated 1.2 million people have been affected by one of the most powerful storms ever to cross the Atlantic. It has also emerged that the group of charities that form the Disasters Emergency Committee are refusing to launch an emergency appeal for the three British territories. (more...)
Senior Vatican Embassy Staffer Recalled After US Child Porn Investigation Senior Vatican Embassy Staffer Recalled After US Child Porn Investigation
- September 15, 2017

A statement from the Vatican press office said the U.S. State Department notified the Vatican's Secretariat of State of the allegations on August 21. On Friday, the Vatican recalled a high-ranking priest working in the Holy See's Washington, D.C. (more...)

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