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Trump impersonates John McCain's POW disability in private meeting Trump impersonates John McCain's POW disability in private meeting
- September 28, 2017

Trump has been reportedly imitating the thumbs down motion McCain made as he went to cast a no vote in July on the Republicans" "skinny' Obamacare repeal bill. Sen. John McCain's daughter is speaking out against Donald Trump after it was reported that the president has been "physically mocking" the Vietnam veteran's war injuries. (more...)
Anti-Superstition Bill gets Cabinet approval, to be tabled in November Anti-Superstition Bill gets Cabinet approval, to be tabled in November
- September 28, 2017

Following protests from within the government and outside, the government had amended the intended Bill, which originally had provisions for banning superstitious practices, including astrology and animal sacrifice. Maharashtra introduced its anti-superstition bill soon after the murder of rationalist Narendra Dhabolkar by unknown bikers. It seeks a punishment of between one to seven years and a fine of Rs 5,000 to Rs 50,000 for anyone who violates the provisions of the bill, but specifies ... (more...)
Kurds approve independence in referendum, setting up showdown with Iraq Kurds approve independence in referendum, setting up showdown with Iraq
- September 28, 2017

Erdogan even suggested the possibility of a cross-border incursion similar to the one Turkey carried out against IS and Kurdish fighters in Syria . It warned of the possibility of "radical elements and terrorists" engaging in acts which target national security in the aftermath of the referendum . (more...)
Mark Zuckerberg Responds To Trump's Tweets Accusing Him Of Colluding With Media Mark Zuckerberg Responds To Trump's Tweets Accusing Him Of Colluding With Media
- September 28, 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg last week preached his company's commitment to election integrity . Both sides are upset about ideas and content they don't like. Donald Trump's comments have come when Facebook has been facing an intense fake news scrutiny. "We learned a lot, and will continue to apply those lessons in other forthcoming elections". (more...)
FARAKHABAR: US-NATO Reiterate Partnership with Afghanistan FARAKHABAR: US-NATO Reiterate Partnership with Afghanistan
- September 28, 2017

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and said the target had been Mattis. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said the Pentagon chief was unharmed, as he had departed before the attack. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries have strong reasons to maintain support for Afghanistan and will respond to U.S. President Trump's call for more troops and funding, the alliance's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday. (more...)
Spyder 1st Day Box Office Collection Spyder 1st Day Box Office Collection
- September 28, 2017

Spyder has garnered average to good reviews from the critics. No doubt, Spyder will gain huge amount at the box office for the producers of the film. "Andhra Box Office tweeted: "#SPYder starts with Below-Par WoM and Poor Openings except USA & HYD. #SPYder which was sold at Record Rates, failed to come close to any of the recent Biggies Openings in Telugu States. (more...)
Exodus from Bali volcano nears 100000 as tremors intensify Exodus from Bali volcano nears 100000 as tremors intensify
- September 28, 2017

Women carry offerings at a temple about 10 kilometers (6.3 miles) from Mount Agung volcano, rear, at Pemuteran village in Karangasem, Bali , Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) advised Filipinos living in or travelling to Bali in Indonesia to exercise caution in the light of increased volcanic activity in Mount Agung. (more...)
PREP VOLLEYBALL: Fremont tops Davis in 4-set tussle PREP VOLLEYBALL: Fremont tops Davis in 4-set tussle
- September 28, 2017

AT - Jewell Prophet 9 aces, 4 digs, 3 kills, 2 assists, 17 points; Nina Nevarez 4 aces, 2 digs, 4 kills, 12 points; Jess Marcos 5 aces, 3 digs, 5 assists, 7 points. Also for Sauk Valley (17-3, 5-0 Arrowhead), Tori Smoode had five kills and three kill blocks; Jensyn McKinney had five kills; Hannah Peterson had four kills, two kill blocks and three aces; Gwen Lohr-Fandel had 10 digs; and Kacey Koch (10), Paige Conner (10) and Alexis Herrera (9) combined for 29 assists. (more...)
German industry urges Berlin to quickly find position on European Union reform German industry urges Berlin to quickly find position on European Union reform
- September 28, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday welcomed the "European passion" in French President Emmanuel Macron's ambitious EU reforms speech but said it was too soon to judge his concrete proposals. Marcon suggested the UK might want to rejoin the European Union after his grand plan had been pushed through: "In a few years, if they want, the United Kingdom could find its place". (more...)
Trump has started physically mocking Mitch McConnell and John McCain in private Trump has started physically mocking Mitch McConnell and John McCain in private
- September 28, 2017

Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) as he said McCain has earned the right to "do whatever the damn hell he wants to". Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Dean Heller of Nevada and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, tried for two weeks to jam the party's 11th hour proposal to upend Obamacare through the Senate before budget reconciliation rules expire September 30. (more...)
McCain: US should scrap shipping restrictions on storm-ravaged Puerto Rico McCain: US should scrap shipping restrictions on storm-ravaged Puerto Rico
- September 28, 2017

On Monday , a group of eight House Democrats asked that DHS waive the law for one year for Puerto Rico. Administration officials on Tuesday balked at the idea, saying there was sufficient shipping capacity for emergency deliveries to Puerto Rico in the US merchant fleet, but Trump said on Wednesday that a waiver was under consideration. (more...)
Emmanuel Macron says Britain could be part of reformed European Union after Brexit
- September 28, 2017

Macron is expected to argue that the eurozone needs a joint finance minister, budget and legislature to prevent future crises like those that have battered Europe in recent years. He said that by 2024 "we need a Europe that is simpler, more transparent and less bureaucratic. simple, efficient protective, the single market should become a space for convergence rather than competition". (more...)
Our Opinion: Latest GOP bill is more bad medicine Our Opinion: Latest GOP bill is more bad medicine
- September 28, 2017

Graham-Cassidy would also transform traditional Medicaid, a joint state-federal health care program, by giving states a limited per-capita allotment to cover beneficiaries instead of paying a percentage of the state's overall Medicaid costs. (more...)
US 'Totally Prepared' for Military Option on North Korea US 'Totally Prepared' for Military Option on North Korea
- September 28, 2017

McMaster said as tensions remain high between the two countries. North Korea's foreign minister Ri Yong Ho - citing a recent tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump - said that the President had declared war on North Korea , during an impromptu press conference outside the Millenium Hilton Hotel in NY on Monday. (more...)
Earthquake In North Korea Sets Off Alarm And Speculation Earthquake In North Korea Sets Off Alarm And Speculation
- September 28, 2017

North Korea said its recent nuclear test was a detonation of a thermonuclear weapon built for its developmental intercontinental ballistic missiles. "So as of now, we are categorising this as a natural quake". Trump tweeted Friday that Kim was "obviously a madman" who would be "tested like never before". The United States and South Korea are technically still at war with North Korea because the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce and not a peace treaty. (more...)
Alabama Senate Race Shines Light On Turmoil In GOP Alabama Senate Race Shines Light On Turmoil In GOP
- September 28, 2017

Trump offered his own congratulations to Moore, urging him in a tweet to "WIN in Dec!" Unlike Strange, who will leave the Senate by Christmas, Corker will serve out his term, which runs through 2018. Moore said that he had never prayed to conquer this campaign, only placing his political providence in the hands of the divine. "I'll be honest", the President said last Friday night at a rally for odd in Huntsville, "I might have made a mistake", a statement that many saw as a signal that he ... (more...)
1st Test: Sri Lanka decides to bat first against Pakistan 1st Test: Sri Lanka decides to bat first against Pakistan
- September 28, 2017

Though Pakistan is being considered favorites as they are so accustomed to the conditions in United Arab Emirates (UAE), and where they have been extremely successful in last decade. Playing without Younis and Misbah is unaccustomed territory for Pakistan , who haven't had a test featuring either of the talismanic, prolific pair in seven years. (more...)
North Korea shot down a USA plane in 1969, killing 31 Americans North Korea shot down a USA plane in 1969, killing 31 Americans
- September 28, 2017

In the crisis that followed, Nixon dispatched a number of aircraft carriers and other Navy ships to the Sea of Japan as a show of force. The images were from a state-owned propaganda site, DPRK Today and released hours after US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers, despatched from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam flew close to North Korea's east coast. (more...)
Charges likely after person dies in police auto chase Charges likely after person dies in police auto chase
- September 28, 2017

The 34-year-old suffered minor injuries in the crash and is expected to be formally charged today once he is discharged from hospital. One occupant of the vehicle died at the scene. "Fleeing driver incidents are incredibly tragic for all of those involved, including our staff", Lynam said. The Independent Police Conduct Authority would be investigating the pursuit. (more...)
N. Korean Diplomat in Russian Federation for Talks N. Korean Diplomat in Russian Federation for Talks
- September 28, 2017

In July, she met with Burmistrov when he visited North Korea . A delegation led by Choe stopped at an airport in Vladivostok with the specific itinerary for her visit being not known, Japan's broadcaster NHK reported. Joseph Yun, the US special representative for North Korea policy, also visited Russian Federation on September 12 and September 13, South Korean media have reported. (more...)
South Koreans Preparing For Possible War As Trump-North Korea Tension Grows
- September 28, 2017

Both governments have said that "all options" are on the table in dealing with the tensions. Both defense officials said that the United States maintains sufficient aerial surveillance and radar capability in the region to know if any military aircraft take off from North Korea . (more...)
Pakistan finance minister denies corruption charges Pakistan finance minister denies corruption charges
- September 28, 2017

Dar also asked the court if he could skip his personal appearances during the trial; judge Muhammad Bashir replied that he would take it under consideration. According to evidence submitted by the National Accountability Bureau, Dar's assets increased 90-fold since 1991, far outstripping his declared income. (more...)
Higuain inspires Juventus to win — UEFA CL Higuain inspires Juventus to win — UEFA CL
- September 28, 2017

Higuain's direct running caused the Olympiakos defence problems, and when the ball fell at his feet in the box he slotted it home at the second time of asking. "I congratulate him and we are very happy, because we needed him and his goals". Mario Mandzukic netted Juve's second as the Italian side moved onto three points in Group D, three below Barcelona, which won 1-0 at Sporting Lisbon. (more...)
Anger in France over 'consensual' sex case involving schoolgirl, 11 Anger in France over 'consensual' sex case involving schoolgirl, 11
- September 28, 2017

A court has ruled that an 11-year-old girl "consented" to sexual relations with a 28-year-old man because she did not verbally and physically protest. Perhaps France could look up to the laws of other European countries like Germany and Spain and in the United Kingdom, where there is an "irrefutable presumption of an absence of consent" in all sex acts against those below the age of 16, to ensure sexual predators will not get away with rape so easily. (more...)
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) Position Raised by Foster & Motley Inc
- September 28, 2017

Venturi Wealth Management LLC boosted its position in shares of NextEra Energy by 1.3% in the third quarter. NEE's profit would be $825.84 million giving it 20.98 P/E if the $1.76 EPS is correct. 1,627 are held by Altavista Wealth Inc. 1St Source State Bank accumulated 7,232 shares. Steinberg Asset holds 0.15% or 14,275 shares. Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas, a Texas-based fund reported 40,400 shares. (more...)
Fincantieri to build 'next-generation' Cunard cruise ship Fincantieri to build 'next-generation' Cunard cruise ship
- September 28, 2017

The agreement will become operational when the financial and technical conditions are satisfied. Last summer, Cunard completed a massive $132 million renovation to its Queen Mary 2 ship that included transforming the interior public spaces and adding new staterooms to the ship, built in 2004. (more...)
Guns used in Antioch church shooting were lawfully purchased Guns used in Antioch church shooting were lawfully purchased
- September 28, 2017

Samson, 25, is accused of opening fire in the parking lot of Burnette Chapel Church of Christ just after 11 a.m. last Sunday. Melanie Smith, 39, was on her way to her vehicle in the church parking lot when she was hit by a fatal shot, Fox News detailed. (more...)
Thai PM says former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is in Dubai Thai PM says former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is in Dubai
- September 28, 2017

Female police officers stand guard outside the Supreme Court in Bangkok , Wednesday, Sept. 27, as the judiciary delivered its verdict on case against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Her Puea Thai Party has said that the party does not know where Yingluck is. Prayut said the Foreign Ministry is in the process of revoking Yingluck's passport. (more...)
Fort Drum investigates soldier for tweets supporting Kaepernick, communism Fort Drum investigates soldier for tweets supporting Kaepernick, communism
- September 28, 2017

West Point officials issued a statement that said, "Second Lieutenant Rapone's actions in no way reflect the values of the U.S. Military Academy or the U.S. Rapone posted that "As a young man, Spenser personified patriotism and in high school was a member of the Civil Air Patrol". "While I strongly support the rights of American citizens to express their opinions, the actions of 2nd Lieutenant Rapone are abhorrent and appear to be in clear violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, in ... (more...)
North Korea hacking bitcoin exchanges along with threatening nuclear war North Korea hacking bitcoin exchanges along with threatening nuclear war
- September 28, 2017

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said on Monday that Trump's Twitter comments that leader Kim Jong Un and Ri "won't be around much longer" if they acted on their threats amounted to a declaration of war and that Pyongyang had the right to take countermeasures. (more...)

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