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M1 motorway closed as police investigate suspicious package M1 motorway closed as police investigate suspicious package
- September 19, 2017

The force has advised motorists to avoid the area. Katie added: 'Been stuck in the pocket of traffic trapped by jct15 southbound closure since 8.15am.not expected to clear until 10am'. Diversions are in place in both Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire, and the road closures are likely to be in place for some time while police and the fire service investigate the matter. (more...)
Japan's Abe calls for enforcement of sanctions against North Korea
- September 19, 2017

Trump's National Security Advisor HR McMaster said the USA would "have to prepare all options" if sanctions prove insufficient to stop the North's weapons drive. The Xinhua report did not link the exercises to the ongoing tensions over North Korea, which are expected to dominate the United Nations General Assembly in NY later on Tuesday. (more...)
Aston Martin wants to get involved in F1 engines Aston Martin wants to get involved in F1 engines
- September 19, 2017

There is no doubt that Renault has struggled during this time as the field's third-best power unit, but until this season Ferrari similarly struggled to master the engine regulations and, anyway, in 2014 and 2016 Red Bull Racing finished second in the constructors standings, albeit a long way behind Mercedes . (more...)
Councilors expect to consider a resolution Monday creating Indigenous Peoples Day Councilors expect to consider a resolution Monday creating Indigenous Peoples Day
- September 19, 2017

The new ordinance encourages local businesses and other public bodies to do the same. The vote followed almost an hour-long hearing, during which a former president of the Italian American Heritage Center in Portland said the switch is a "slap in the face" to local Italians, the Portland Press Herald reported . (more...)
Turkish Weapons Deal Falls Apart in Aftermath of Erdogan Bodyguard Beatdown Turkish Weapons Deal Falls Apart in Aftermath of Erdogan Bodyguard Beatdown
- September 19, 2017

A shipment of guns and ammunition from the USA to Turkish security forces was formally cancelled, after Congressional review. The decision comes as 15 members of Erdogan's security detail face assault charges in the United States in connection with last May's attack on mainly Kurdish protesters outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington. (more...)
Louisiana man sentenced for convenience store robberies Louisiana man sentenced for convenience store robberies
- September 19, 2017

Baton Rouge police have previously said the shootings may be racially motivated, but on Tuesday police said they would not speculate on a motive, calling it "an ongoing investigation". Neither victim had any prior relationship with Gleason. Baton Rouge's Bicentennial year, Visit Baton Rouge in collaboration with the Louisiana Office of Tourism and 225 Magazine are releasing the Baton Rouge Bicentennial Postcards. (more...)
Mumbai rains: Flight operations halted, restarted at airport Mumbai rains: Flight operations halted, restarted at airport
- September 19, 2017

On a day heavy rains lashed the Maharashtra capital, the cab aggregator Ola today announced to do away with the peak pricing for the sake of commuters. However, now moderate to heavy rains are expected to lash the maximum city during the next 24 hours. It is happening again, Mumbai is once again hit by heavy rains as the weather department predicted earlier this week. (more...)
Northrop Grumman Set To Acquire Orbital ATK For $9.2 Billion Northrop Grumman Set To Acquire Orbital ATK For $9.2 Billion
- September 19, 2017

That compares with the recent volume average of 0.62 million. (NYSE:OA)'s stock about -0.91% from the 50-day high and 32.78% away from the 50-day low. This is assuming the current $2.93 EPS is accurate. Among 3 analysts covering First Foundation ( NASDAQ:FFWM ), 2 have Buy rating , 0 Sell and 1 Hold. (more...)
New England coastline under tropical storm watch; Maria now a hurricane New England coastline under tropical storm watch; Maria now a hurricane
- September 19, 2017

Hurricane Maria is following a similar path as Hurricane Irma , which devastated parts of the Caribbean before coming on shore in Florida on September 10. Croix for eight hours, accompanied by up to a foot and a half (46 cm) of rain that would be followed by almost a week of additional showers. If Maria strikes the island as forecast, it will be " more risky than Hugo and Georges", he said. (more...)
Michael K. Williams Has An Unpopular Opinion About Sean Spicer's Emmys Appearance Michael K. Williams Has An Unpopular Opinion About Sean Spicer's Emmys Appearance
- September 19, 2017

The audience laughed and cheered for this former face of the Donald Trump presidency, and then later in the night gave all the Emmys to The Handmaid's Tale , you know, that show about how a dystopian, oppressive government is a bad thing. (more...)
Chidambaram attacks TN Speaker for disqualifying 18 MLAs Chidambaram attacks TN Speaker for disqualifying 18 MLAs
- September 19, 2017

Meanwhile, after their disqualification, the 18 MLAs approached the Madras High Court challenging the same. Dhinakaran is the nephew of ousted AIADMK general secretary V.K. He added that it could lead to the assembly being put in suspended animation or end in its dissolution. A senior member from the ruling faction of the AIADMK, on condition of anonymity, said that "our (Palaniswami) camp's attempt is to drag the process as long as possible". (more...)
Honda Pouring $267M in Its Ohio Plants Ahead of New Accord Release Honda Pouring $267M in Its Ohio Plants Ahead of New Accord Release
- September 19, 2017

Honda Motor Co.is investing $267 million and adding 300 jobs at two OH factories as it begins mass production of the redesigned Accord flagship sedan for 2018. A laser brazing process for the roof and new stamping techniques help give the Accord its new shape. Where the current Accord Hybrid is produced at Honda's Sayama plant near Tokyo, the new one will see production return to Ohio. (more...)
London Tube attack suspect identified as Syrian refugee
- September 19, 2017

Another unidentified 18-year-old man who was arrested earlier in the day at Dover ferry port, where boats to France leave, was also fostered by the couple. Steven Griffiths, 28, who lives opposite elderly foster couple, said: "When I saw the blacked-out van and the guns, I thought that this wasn't a little thing". (more...)
Total Acquires French Energy Efficiency Company Greenflex Total Acquires French Energy Efficiency Company Greenflex
- September 19, 2017

French oil major Total accelerated its growth into the renewable power sector with two new acquisitions today. Philippe Sauquet, president of gas, renewables and power at Total, said the deal was part of a long standing strategy that has seen the company acquire a number of leading clean tech firms in recent years. (more...)
Northam, Gillespie running in tight Va. gubernatorial race Northam, Gillespie running in tight Va. gubernatorial race
- September 19, 2017

Virginia is one of only two states electing governors in 2017. Northam gets far more support among African-American likely voters, with 67 percent compared to only 10 percent for Gillespie, and among Hispanic likely voters, with 57 percent to 30 percent for Gillespie. (more...)
Theft at burnt London tower adds to police's gruelling work
- September 19, 2017

Cundy said eight cases involving those who claimed to be in the tower on the evening of the fire, and have tried to access the grants available to survivors and the families of victims are being investigated. Two people have officially been charged in connection with trying to benefit financially from the tragedy through fraudulent statements. There will be an extra police presence, additional lighting, and motion-detecting alarms placed around the scaffolding. (more...)
Netanyahu meets Sisi in boost for Israeli peace process Netanyahu meets Sisi in boost for Israeli peace process
- September 19, 2017

Sisi hailed the efforts of the U.S. administration to that end, saying that a fair settlement will lead to a new reality in the Middle East where all peoples can live in stability and security and enjoy development. Sisi is reported to have been involved in secret talks with the Israeli premier in the past. There are talks about a second meeting that brings together Sisi with a wide body of American Jewish leaders. (more...)
Hamas asks Abbas to lift Gaza sanctions after disbanding shadow government Hamas asks Abbas to lift Gaza sanctions after disbanding shadow government
- September 19, 2017

Presidential advisor for worldwide affairs, Nabil Shaath, said Monday that Egypt played a vital role in getting Hamas to agree to dissolve its Gaza administrative committee and agree on reconciliation. Chief of Hamas' Political Bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, said on Tuesday evening that his movement is ready to receive the Palestinian Unity Government in Gaza. (more...)
Xi and Trump discuss sanctions pressure on North Korea -White House Xi and Trump discuss sanctions pressure on North Korea -White House
- September 19, 2017

The objective of a multilateral forum is to be "subservient and subordinate". He said the Iranian government was running an "economically depleted rogue state" whose prime export is violence. The two leaders discussed "North Korea's continued defiance of the global community and its efforts to destabilize Northeast Asia", it said in a summary of the call that followed North Korea's launch of another ballistic missile over Japan on Friday. (more...)
Congressional Democrats arrested during DACA protest at Trump Tower Congressional Democrats arrested during DACA protest at Trump Tower
- September 19, 2017

President Donald Trump has said he will end the DACA program in six months and that Congress will have to pass legislation that protects those in the program. Three U.S. congressmen were arrested outside of Trump Tower in NY on Tuesday as part of a Dream Act protest, according to an advocacy organization. (more...)
German World War I submarine found off Belgian coast with 23 bodies German World War I submarine found off Belgian coast with 23 bodies
- September 19, 2017

The submarine hatches are closed, which indicates that the vessel has never been discovered before and that the crew of 22 sailors and one commander remain onboard. Historic England had chose to mark the 100-year anniversary of Germany's declaration of unrestricted submarine warfare by showing off the newly-acquired images. (more...)
US Air Force scrambles aircraft in response to latest NK missile test
- September 19, 2017

Washington has repeatedly urged Beijing to do more direct actions to rein in Pyongyang, while China - North Korea's main ally - says the U.S. should refrainshould refrain from issuing more threats. The idea of shooting down a missile even if it is not a direct threat is not new. However, the tone towards the Communist side is becoming more sharp, with US Representative at the UN, Niki Hailey, saying on Sunday that diplomatic options before the United Nations are exhausted, and Japanese ... (more...)
Limiting warming to 1.5 degrees possible
- September 19, 2017

He gave no indication of what those terms might include. So here's a simple way to understand where Trump really stands on climate: Look at the discrete, domestic policies that would make the USA economy cleaner and greener - there, the administration's position is deeply at odds with Paris. (more...)
Inside the German election 2017 Inside the German election 2017
- September 19, 2017

The candidate, who is tipped to become Germany's economy minister, said: "It was my initiative to call for a Brexit cabinet - that was my own idea because I had the feeling that Brexit was being under-estimated at the ministerial level in Berlin - but I don't believe, actually, that the room to manoeuvre will be so big". (more...)
Kenya judges who nullified election over alleged 'irregularities' face threats, protests Kenya judges who nullified election over alleged 'irregularities' face threats, protests
- September 19, 2017

Maraga, who was speaking on behalf of the Judicial Service Commission, said such "attacks are degrading, demeaning and are meant to intimidate, threaten and cow the institution and cow the judges". Supporters of Jubilee Alliance, led by President Uhuru Kenyatta, gather during a demonstration on September 19, 2017 outside the Supreme Court of Kenya in Nairobi. (more...)
Trump addresses UN General Assembly Trump addresses UN General Assembly
- September 19, 2017

The senior official, who could not be identified according to briefing rules, said Trump would also have strong words about political and economic instability in Venezuela just hours after his working dinner Monday night with Latin American presidents. (more...)
U.S. flies bombers over Korean peninsula for drill U.S. flies bombers over Korean peninsula for drill
- September 19, 2017

Nikki Haley spoke out about the "military options on the table" as she said the U.S. has exhausted all its options for dealing with Kim Jong-un's threats through the UN. South Korean President Moon Jae-in holds a telephone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump at his presidential office Cheong Wa Dae, which provided the photo, in Seoul on September 17, 2017. (more...)
Mattis talks up a military option Mattis talks up a military option
- September 19, 2017

Mattis acknowledged discussing that with his South Korean counterpart but declined to say whether that option was under consideration. "So, yes, it's working", he said. Mexico, Peru and Kuwait have either expelled or given notice to ambassadors since the September 3. nuclear test. In its latest provocation, Pyongyang fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan on Friday, demonstrating the ability to hit the U.S. (more...)
Naval nurses booted over disturbing pics, posts of 'mini Satan' newborns Naval nurses booted over disturbing pics, posts of 'mini Satan' newborns
- September 19, 2017

The post also read the "navy nurse" and her friend made a baby dance to rap music. Employees at a Florida hospital have come under fire for social media posts showing them inappropriately handling a newborn. There are nearly 3,000 comments on the Facebook apology with upset people saying the nurses should be fired. Thompson also posted a picture of what is believed to be her giving a baby the middle finger and writing, "How I now feel about these mini Satans". (more...)
Sisi, Netanyahu meet publicly for the first time
- September 19, 2017

In a statement, the Prime Minister's Office said that the two met for about an hour and a half at Sisi's hotel. Trump too met Netanyahu in NY on Monday ahead of the UN General Assembly and again expressed his hopes for a peaceful settlement. (more...)

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