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Updated Forecast for Sept 28 to 30
- September 28, 2017

See the full 10-Day Forecast below . Saturday , sunny, with a high near 70. Thursday: Patchy drizzle with a slight chance of showers before 7 a.m. Friday , sunny, with a high near 74. Friday - Mostly sunny skies with slight chances of isolated showers. Tuesday , sunny, with a high near 79. (more...)
US denies request for Puerto Rico shipping waiver
- September 28, 2017

The Jones Act of 1920 requires ships carrying goods between American ports to be built in the US and crewed and owned by Americans. Critics of the act say it is limiting the delivery of potential aid to Puerto Rico by foreign vessels and will drive up prices for people on the island. (more...)
Major League Baseball approves sale of Marlins Major League Baseball approves sale of Marlins
- September 28, 2017

Sherman and Jeter - the former New York Yankees shortstop will be the CEO - officially will take over upon the close of the $1.2 billion deal, which is expected to happen Monday, the Orlando Sentinel reported, citing a source familiar with the process. (more...)
Major Accident Destroys I-96 Bridge! Major Accident Destroys I-96 Bridge!
- September 28, 2017

Pleasant Valley Road over I-96 will remain closed for approximately 6 months until the new structure can be built. - Now all three lanes of eastbound I-96 are closed just east of US-23 and will remain closed until demolition and clean up is complete. (more...)
Auburn Asst. Basketball Coach charged with 6 federal crimes Auburn Asst. Basketball Coach charged with 6 federal crimes
- September 28, 2017

Person and Evans have been suspended, and Bland was placed on administrative leave. Person was the associate head coach at Auburn . "We will cooperate fully with the investigation and will assist authorities as needed, and if these allegations are true, will take the needed actions". (more...)
Trump slams McCain for opposing health bill Trump slams McCain for opposing health bill
- September 28, 2017

Collins' opposition would effectively tank Graham-Cassidy, which could only afford to lose two votes to pass. He also said he took no pleasure in voting "no" and stated the bill's authors "are my dear friends". However, Trump, who has never shied away from mocking the disabled, apparently still hasn't given the senator a break. "Mitch is not, polling-wise, the most popular guy in this country", Trump said. (more...)
Primary suspect in hazing death of law student released today Primary suspect in hazing death of law student released today
- September 28, 2017

It was Solano, Ralph Trangia and several unidentified fraternity members who brought Castillo to the Chinese General Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival on September 17. Esmaquel manifested his objection to the inquest proceeding stressing that Solano "voluntarily surrendered and in fact, it was the police who preferred the affidavit of voluntary surrender". (more...)
Afghan security forces killed in the south Afghan security forces killed in the south
- September 28, 2017

Taliban spokesman Qari Yusouf Ahmadi said the Taliban captured Maruf for a few hours and after removing weapons and other items they left the district. As reported Корреспондент.net the Taliban launched dozens of rockets at Kabul airport. A USA air strike launched in support of Afghan forces who had confronted the attackers caused "several casualties" when a missile malfunctioned, a statement by the NATO-led Resolute Force mission said. (more...)
Trump thinks National Football League should create a rule that bans kneeling during anthem Trump thinks National Football League should create a rule that bans kneeling during anthem
- September 28, 2017

You can not have people disrespecting our national anthem , our flag and our country. "The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race", the president wrote in a message on Twitter on September 25. A JD Power survey, according to ESPN , discovered that "anthem protests were the top reason that National Football League fans watched fewer games last season". (more...)
Trainee IAF aircraft crashes in Telangana, no casualties Trainee IAF aircraft crashes in Telangana, no casualties
- September 28, 2017

A pilot from Hakimpet Airforce Station escaped unhurt after a training sortie on an HJT-16 Kiran aircraft crashlanded in Keesaragutta, under the Keesara police station limits, here on Thursday morning. Eye-witnesses said they heard a huge thud and soon flames engulfed the aircraft. Both pilots ejected safely before the aircraft went down in the Balesar area. (more...)
4G coverage in India will beat 2G in a year: Mukesh Ambani 4G coverage in India will beat 2G in a year: Mukesh Ambani
- September 28, 2017

Reliance Industries subsidiary Reliance Jio Infocomm is now the only company in India whose entire network is 4G, IP-based. He said India, riding on the back of a digital revolution, will grow to a $7-trillion economy in the next 10 years, from $2.5 trillion right now, and rank among the top three economies in the world. (more...)
Trump defends relief response to Puerto Rico Trump defends relief response to Puerto Rico
- September 28, 2017

Combined, there are now about 5,000 active-duty US service members and National Guardsmen on duty assisting Puerto Rico, including more than 1,000 who work from the the amphibious assault ship Kearsarge and the dock landing ship Oak Hill, vessels deployed off the coast of Puerto Rico, said Army Lt. (more...)
No plans to scrap General Electric locomotive plant, says Piyush Goyal No plans to scrap General Electric locomotive plant, says Piyush Goyal
- September 28, 2017

In November 2015, the Rail Ministry, then headed by Suresh Prabhu, awarded a Rs 14,000-crore contract to United States conglomerate General Electric to set up a diesel electric locomotive factory in Marhowra. Electricity is a domestic and self-sufficient resource whereas we have to import diesel. But Goyal said the government had no plans to make sudden changes in policy and there was no threat to the GE plant in eastern India. (more...)
Arista Networks Inc (ANET) Rating Reiterated by Needham & Company LLC
- September 28, 2017

We believe Arista Networks above-market growth is set to continue due to its large exposure to the high-growth segments of the IT market, where it is gaining market share, largely due to the reasons described in the prior section. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 99,841 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $15,426,432.91. In other news, insider Ita M. (more...)
Israeli Security Thwarts Temple Mount Attack, Arrests ISIS Cell Israeli Security Thwarts Temple Mount Attack, Arrests ISIS Cell
- September 28, 2017

A third suspect, Faras Salah Mahmoud Mahajneh, 24, also from Umm al-Fahm, was arrested for supporting the Islamic State and for weapons possession. Two of the arrested, one a 16-year-old minor, of Umm al-Fahm located near Haifa in northern Israel, were supporters of the Islamic State who planned to carry out a shooting attack on the Temple Mount modeled after one in July that killed two Israeli Border Police officers. (more...)
White House changes time of Trump's Indianapolis speech White House changes time of Trump's Indianapolis speech
- September 28, 2017

Protesters also took on the issue of immigrants, chanting "No hate, no fear". "He represents the bully, and I don't really want my children to be looking up to a bully", said Paula Shoultz, a protester who attended with her son and daughter. (more...)
IN police shoot at actor playing bank robber IN police shoot at actor playing bank robber
- September 28, 2017

Green St. Duff was wearing a ski mask and carrying a gun while leaving the brewery with his back to the officers. Then things got dicey. The officers say they told Duff to drop the gun, and he allegedly turned towards the officers. Montgomery County Movies posted a statement on their Facebook page thanking the police department for their quick response. Crawfordsville is located in west central in, about 20 miles south of Lafayette and 80 miles east of Champaign. (more...)
Tourism drives economic growth-Minister Tourism drives economic growth-Minister
- September 28, 2017

The WTTC is joining the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO ) in the celebration of World Tourism Day in Qatar to highlight the economic, social and environmental contribution of travel and tourism to sustainable development around the world. (more...)
I Will Negotiate With Dems on Health Care in Coming Months I Will Negotiate With Dems on Health Care in Coming Months
- September 28, 2017

His message on Twitter Wednesday, comes after President Trump cited an unnamed Senator being in the hospital as part of the reason Republicans are unable to pass a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Starting in October, the Republicans will need at least 60 votes to be able to overturn ObamaCare, and that threshold is far greater than their current majority of 52 seats in the upper house. (more...)
John Oliver Takes Blasts Donald Trump's National Anthem Protest Comments John Oliver Takes Blasts Donald Trump's National Anthem Protest Comments
- September 28, 2017

He's fired!'" Trump told the crowd at a rally for Republican Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange. "We will never back down. We no longer can afford to stick to sports". We believe it is important to support any of our players who choose to peacefully express themselves with the hope of change for good. He chastised the president's words, saying " divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the National Football League, our great game and all of our ... (more...)
Puerto Rico expects U.S. to lift Jones Act shipping restrictions Puerto Rico expects U.S. to lift Jones Act shipping restrictions
- September 28, 2017

The rich and clueless paid an unimaginable $250,000 per couple last night to sip $10 bottles of water in a city with flawless tap water at that dinner's even more exclusive round table with the commander-in-chief as millions in Puerto Rico remained without safe drinking water for five days. (more...)
Tillerson heads to China as North Korea tension rises Tillerson heads to China as North Korea tension rises
- September 28, 2017

Seoul did not rule out the launch of new missiles of the DPRK. China's imports of coal from North Korea rose sharply to more than 1.6 million tonnes in August despite a supposed embargo imposed by Beijing to comply with a United Nations sanctions to thwart Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. (more...)
Austrian official welcomes extending European Union border controls Austrian official welcomes extending European Union border controls
- September 28, 2017

Bulgaria and Romania have demonstrated their capacity to defend the EU's external borders, and should therefore become members of our internal border-free zone", the press release reads. Germany has long argued it needs the controls to combat the threat of Islamic militancy in Europe. While not referring to the four countries, the Commission's plan, if agreed by European Union governments, would allow them to keep the controls in place for another year if they can justify them. (more...)
Scottish Labour interim leader Alex Rowley accused of plot against Dugdale Scottish Labour interim leader Alex Rowley accused of plot against Dugdale
- September 28, 2017

But during the conversation at the conference, he said he had decided not to run himself because he believed that Mr Leonard had "everything that we need to win" the next Holyrood election in 2021. "But he has now to get elected of course". Jackie Baillie said Rowley is guilty of "hypocrisy" and "it will infuriate members to learn that some MSPs were working behind the scenes to undermine her [Dugdale] and replace her with Richard Leonard". (more...)
U.S. trade envoy says Bombardier dispute with Canada does impact relations U.S. trade envoy says Bombardier dispute with Canada does impact relations
- September 28, 2017

But the three teams did not dive into the details of the most sensitive matters and Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo told a news conference that there would be "substantial challenges" in the next round. "Our government is absolutely committed to defending it", said Freeland, who called it one of the great achievements of the initial deal. "It is true on some of the hardest issues, proposals have not been tabled, so we haven't gotten to those", Ms. (more...)
Puerto Rico Wants US to Waive Jones Act Amid Disaster Puerto Rico Wants US to Waive Jones Act Amid Disaster
- September 28, 2017

He said the J.F. Luis Hospital in St. Croix was deemed "structurally sound", power was restored to Schneider Hospital, airports were open only for military and relief efforts, and eight seaports were open but with some restrictions. "But the chain of command needs to work a little faster". "Right now, I'd say the best thing people can do would be to donate either to the Red Cross or UnitedforPuertoRico.com", Roman said. (more...)
Saudi women will be allowed to drive in the kingdom in 2018 Saudi women will be allowed to drive in the kingdom in 2018
- September 28, 2017

According to the Saudi Press Agency, the total amount of the second issuance has been sized at $12.5billion, equivalent to SAR 46.9 billion, consisting of three tranches of Notes as follows: $3 billion (equivalent to SAR 11.3 billion) Notes maturing 2023, $5 billion (equivalent to SAR 18.8 billion) Notes maturing 2028, and $4.5 billion (equivalent to SAR 16.9 billion) Notes maturing 2047. (more...)
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...)

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