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Russian Federation rejects allegation it bombed US-backed fighters in Syria Russian Federation rejects allegation it bombed US-backed fighters in Syria
- September 17, 2017

Army Col. Ryan Dillon told reporters earlier this month. He deferred questions to the Justice Department and added, "The coalition's mission is to defeat ISIS in Syria and Iraq, and we will pursue ISIS fighters regardless of nationality". (more...)
Dream Act Amnesty Would Legalize A Lot More Immigrants Than DACA Beneficiaries Dream Act Amnesty Would Legalize A Lot More Immigrants Than DACA Beneficiaries
- September 17, 2017

The following statement by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), was issued in response to growing demands by the Democratic leadership for passage of a so-called "clean" DREAM Act - a broad amnesty that would include millions of illegal aliens - or a legislative solution for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). (more...)
Rahul Gandhi wishes PM Modi on birthday Rahul Gandhi wishes PM Modi on birthday
- September 17, 2017

Cabinet colleagues, political adversaries, envoys and his admirers among the masses wished him on his 67th birthday. Ministers and party leaders will attend the events nationwide, he said. Mohanlal also tweeted, "Happy Birthday Wishes to our Honorable Prime Minister @PMOIndia Sri". Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani revealed that with the inauguration of the project, the foundation stone of which was laid 56 years ago by India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, more than 18 lakh ... (more...)
Gophers go undefeated in non-conference play with 34-3 win Gophers go undefeated in non-conference play with 34-3 win
- September 17, 2017

Fleck. Minnesota's 34-3 rout of the Blue Raiders came in part because Middle Tennessee starting quarterback Brent Stockstill (shoulder) was unable to play and dynamic wide receiver Richie James limped off after a first-quarter carry and returned for only one more play. (more...)
Gov't forces rescue abducted priest, professor from Marawi City Gov't forces rescue abducted priest, professor from Marawi City
- September 17, 2017

Soganub was abducted with other parish workers from St. Mary's Parish church on May 23, when the crisis broke out in Marawi. He also asked Duterte to stop military air and ground assaults and for security forces to quickly leave Marawi and Lanao del Sur, one of 5 provinces under the Muslim autonomous region. (more...)
Security incident at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport Security incident at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport
- September 17, 2017

While the flight was scheduled to leave at 7:25 AM local time, passengers were told to evacuate shortly prior to takeoff due to a " direct threat " made against the French airport. The incident comes days after a bomb was detonated on a District Line Tube train at Parsons Green station in West London. In the background a member of the cabin crew speaks to passengers, apologizing for the delay over the security threat and letting them know that staff were ready to greet them at the airport ... (more...)
Anti-doping agencies call for Russia ban at Games Anti-doping agencies call for Russia ban at Games
- September 17, 2017

But the International Olympic Committee chose not to impose a blanket ban , instead leaving decisions on whether Russians could compete to individual sporting federations. "I will do everything I can to improve the accountability and transparency of this great organization so that we can enjoy the confidence of the rest of the world", said Ban Ki-moon before the press. (more...)
China rebuffs USA demand to cut off oil exports to North Korea China rebuffs USA demand to cut off oil exports to North Korea
- September 17, 2017

However, North Korea warned Washington on Monday against a new round of sanctions and said its retaliatory measures "will cause the United States the greatest pain and suffering it had ever gone through in its entire history". On August 22, the USA government unilaterally sanctioned Russian firms engaged in crude oil trade with North Korea , freezing their assets among other measures. (more...)
Hamas agrees to steps towards Palestinian unity Hamas agrees to steps towards Palestinian unity
- September 17, 2017

Attempts by the groups to form a unity government in Gaza and the West Bank since then have failed. This includes holding general elections in the West Bank and Gaza, dissolving a contentious Gaza administrative committee and allowing an Abbas-led "unity government", formed in 2014 but until now unable to start operating in Gaza, to finally assume responsibility there. (more...)
Markets are shrugging off North Korea's latest missile launch Markets are shrugging off North Korea's latest missile launch
- September 17, 2017

Last month, North Korea launched a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile that passed over Hokkaido and traveled about 1,700 miles, reaching a height of almost 340 miles. "We call on all nations to take new measures against the Kim regime", the top USA diplomat said. McMaster says North Korea is on track to having a nuclear weapon that could threaten its neighbors and the United States . (more...)
Motorcycle crash leaves one dead in southwest Wichita Motorcycle crash leaves one dead in southwest Wichita
- September 17, 2017

According to LcPl. Judd Jones with SCHP, a Harley Davidson motorcycle and a Suzuki motorcycle were traveling east on USA 521 when the Suzuki, with two people on it, began to slow down. Delara was taken to a hospital with critical injuries, but he was later pronounced dead. The driver of the Suzuki was not hurt Jones said. Both of them were wearing helmets, Jones said. (more...)
McSorley leads No. 5 Penn State in rout of Georgia State McSorley leads No. 5 Penn State in rout of Georgia State
- September 17, 2017

Barkley was kept out of the end zone there, but found it on a Heisman-highlight-reel entry later in the first quarter. The quarterback who broke records and turned heads earned the break. Saquon Barkley sprinted 85 yards, dancing along the sideline as he side stepped a pair of Georgia State players en route to his first-quarter touchdown. (more...)
UN Security Council condemns DPRK's missile launch UN Security Council condemns DPRK's missile launch
- September 17, 2017

The photos can not be independently verified. European stocks are likely to open lower on Friday after North Korea fired another ballistic missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido this morning, its second such provocative move in weeks. (more...)
Possible deal with DACA program brings relief to local recipients Possible deal with DACA program brings relief to local recipients
- September 17, 2017

The University of IL at Chicago has posted advice on what to do if federal agents show up on campus . In other words, the president is trying to accomplish legally what DACA purported to accomplish illegally. At $495 per renewal, they'll pay the federal government more than $76 million in total fees if all those who are eligible end up applying. Ana Maciel, a 23-year-old who works full time to put herself through a University of San Francisco education Master's program, says she's been on ... (more...)
About 1.5 million without power in Irma's wake About 1.5 million without power in Irma's wake
- September 17, 2017

In Jacksonville, electricity has been restored to almost a quarter-million homes and businesses at 2 p.m. Friday, but over 36,000 customers are still without power. In addition, with the hurricane carrying such high winds this time around, there are more downed trees and utility lines affecting power repairs. First they need to fix the power plants, power lines that carry electricity to local substations, and restore power to hospitals, police and fire stations, communication facilities, water ... (more...)
Hamilton admits Mercedes caught out by Ferrari pace Hamilton admits Mercedes caught out by Ferrari pace
- September 17, 2017

Asked whether he expected the Marina Bay Street Circuit to suit the W08 auto the least of the remaining tracks, Hamilton said: "I don't know, I don't know where Ferrari have picked up their pace". Red Bull are already connected to sportscar maker Aston Martin, with whom they are developing a road auto. Not only was the Mercedes drubbing a disappointing result for Vettel in front of Ferrari's passionate tifosi, but it also cost the German the overall championship lead he had held all ... (more...)
NextEra says nursing home where deaths occurred not on Irma priority list NextEra says nursing home where deaths occurred not on Irma priority list
- September 17, 2017

Georgia Power brought their outage numbers down from 11,203 to 241 on Wednesday. As of Wednesday evening, 123 Jackson EMC customers were without power, compared to 1,237 earlier in the day. 19,500 workers are responding to outages across the state, according to a release from FPL, which the organization refers to as "the largest restoration workforce in US history". (more...)
UN Security Council condemns N.Korea over missile launch
- September 17, 2017

On September 15, North korea launched a medium-range ballistic missile over Japanese territory - several days after the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2375. The statement came after Pyongyang's testing of intercontinental ballistic missiles on July 2 and 28 and previous ballistic missile launches and two nuclear tests past year. (more...)
Heitkamp Statement Following Bipartisan Dinner with President Trump on Tax Reform Heitkamp Statement Following Bipartisan Dinner with President Trump on Tax Reform
- September 17, 2017

Tax cuts are not going to lessen the financial impact of the hurricanes, and there often is an economic stimulus after major storms as communities recover. If President Trump remains determined to reform the tax code and can't do so with Republican votes alone, what options does he have? House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady , R-Texas, told other House Republicans during a closed-door meeting that they needed to unify with their GOP colleagues or the effort to cut taxes ... (more...)
No option for PML-N except accepting Panamagate verdict, says Khurshid Shah No option for PML-N except accepting Panamagate verdict, says Khurshid Shah
- September 17, 2017

According to Haq, who is also a member of the MQM's decision-making Rabita Committee, the talks between the two parties are in their initial phase and will take a definitive shape once leaders from both the parties reach a consensus over the move and its possible outcomes. (more...)
Nikki Haley to North Korea: 'No problem' letting Mattis deal with you Nikki Haley to North Korea: 'No problem' letting Mattis deal with you
- September 17, 2017

The three global goals Trump will emphasize on the visit are "peace", "prosperity" and "sovereignty", McMaster said. On the other hand, the US and South Korea have announced diminishing willingness to talk to North Korea as it continues its provocative missile launches and nuclear tests. (more...)
Congress Rejects Confidence Vote Congress Rejects Confidence Vote
- September 17, 2017

Peru's opposition-controlled Congress ousted center-right President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's cabinet in a vote of no-confidence early on Friday, pitching the copper-producing Andean country into its worst political crisis in years. The vote came on the eve of Kuczynski's 8-day trip overseas, which includes plans for dinner with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday, a speech before the U.N. (more...)
At Least 8 Dead At Florida Nursing Home After Irma At Least 8 Dead At Florida Nursing Home After Irma
- September 17, 2017

A deacon from her Roman Catholic church has also stopped by. "If you go back into the 1930s and the 1940s, and you take a look, we've had storms over the years that have been bigger than this", Trump said. One resident died at the facility Tuesday but, because the patient had a do-not-resuscitate order, was sent to a funeral home before police asked for the body, according to police. (more...)
Nursing home tragedy unfolded days after Irma's initial hit Nursing home tragedy unfolded days after Irma's initial hit
- September 17, 2017

The five women and three men ranged in age from 70 to 99. Several people have died of carbon monoxide poisoning from electric generators. "Right now the building has been sealed off and we're conducting a criminal investigation inside". (more...)
Duke tops Baylor on Cutcliffe's birthday Duke tops Baylor on Cutcliffe's birthday
- September 17, 2017

Rhule said that the inability to run the ball with any consistency is leading to hard third down plays and has to be better for the Bears to have a chance to win. He broke three tackles on his way to the end zone. Duke came up empty on its next possession and was forced to punt. On the first play of the second quarter, Duke converted third-and-6 when Jones hit David Koppenhaver for 23 yards to Baylor's 34. (more...)
Hurricane Irma: Anxious Florida families return to battered homes Hurricane Irma: Anxious Florida families return to battered homes
- September 17, 2017

Irma , which decimated the Caribbean as a top-tier Category 5 hurricane before losing strength after repeated landfalls in the continental US, was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday. Gould told ABC News that FPL has 17,000 restoration workers from 30 states working in Florida to get power back as soon as possible. "This situation is unfathomable". (more...)
British police raid home after train attack arrest British police raid home after train attack arrest
- September 17, 2017

Britain's most senior counter-terror officer Mark Rowley said, "we now assess this was a detonation of an improvised explosive device". None of the injured are thought to be in a serious or life-threatening condition, according to the London Ambulance Service , which took 19 of the injured to hospitals. (more...)
North Korea's goal is 'equilibrium' of military force with US
- September 17, 2017

A German official also criticized North Korea's latest act of defiance to the global community: "Germany condemns the latest missile launch in the most determined manner". "South Korea posture, respond to North Korea's growing nuclear and missile threats", the South Korean leader said. The missile was sacked from Sunan district near Pyongyang and reached an altitude of about 770 km, travelling 3,700 km before landing in the sea off Hokkaido, South Korea's military said. (more...)
Pelosi, Top White House Official Open On Border Security Pelosi, Top White House Official Open On Border Security
- September 17, 2017

For those unaware of what DACA is, the premise of the program is relatively simple. The Recognizing America's Children Act is similar to Dream, but sets a lower age for arriving to the USA - at under 16 - and sets up two five-year periods for conditional status. (more...)
3 key numbers from the Sooners' win over Tulane
- September 17, 2017

Tulane took Memorial Stadium by surprise, being the first to score following the 5 PM kickoff. Dontrell Hilliard powered into the end zone on a two yard run, and the Green Wave jumped out to a 7-0 lead. It was downhill from there. Oklahoma receiver CeeDee Lamb caught four passes for 131 yards and two touchdowns before he was ejected for targeting on a block in the second quarter. (more...)

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