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Lin-Manuel Miranda Pleas for Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico Lin-Manuel Miranda Pleas for Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico
- September 28, 2017

In a recent live video with CNN , the Hamilton creator and his father, Luis, make a plea to aid victims of Hurricane Maria, which recently brought devastation and destruction to their homeland of Puerto Rico. A Puerto Rican fired the first shot in defense of the USA in WWI. "Food is scarce, water is scarce and everyone is doing everything they can to alleviate that as quickly as possible", Lin-Manuel Miranda said . (more...)
Trump Hesitates to Waive Jones Act to Help Puerto Rico Trump Hesitates to Waive Jones Act to Help Puerto Rico
- September 28, 2017

He cited problems getting supplies and aid to residents. The Jones Act, a 97-year-old law that passed after World War I to protect the US shipbuilding industry, requires that domestic shipping must be carried out by USA -owned, US -made ships staffed by American crews. (more...)
China to shut down North-Korea's companies
- September 28, 2017

At a daily news briefing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang reiterated that China has all along upheld the aim of the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and protecting the worldwide nuclear non-proliferation system. "We are totally prepared for the second option, not a preferred option", said Mr Trump, referring to military force. China has ordered North Korean companies in the country to shut down by January as it applies United Nations sanctions imposed following Pyongyang's ... (more...)
Full statement from Sen. John McCain on voting no on Graham-Cassidy Full statement from Sen. John McCain on voting no on Graham-Cassidy
- September 28, 2017

Paul, interviewed on NBC's "Meet the Press", attacked the centerpiece of the Republican bill that would have the federal government basically turn the health insurance system over to states in the form of "block grants". Referring to Obama's overhaul, he added, "What you have created isn't working". "We have put a cap on Obamacare growth to make it more sustainable, more affordable, more flexible". (more...)
Costco Wholesale Corporation's (COST) "Outperform" Rating Reiterated at Robert W. Baird
- September 28, 2017

Lowes Cos Inc now has $65.98 billion valuation. The $141.08 level represents at least another 0.58% downside for the stock from its current price. About 61 shares traded. Hsbc Hldgs Public Ltd accumulated 511,174 shares. Kimelman & Baird Llc, which manages about $744.30M and $659.86 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cantel Medical Corp (NYSE:CMN) by 124,543 shares to 224,098 shares, valued at $17.46 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. (more...)
'Terror bid foiled': Six militants killed in Karachi raid 'Terror bid foiled': Six militants killed in Karachi raid
- September 28, 2017

Police and Intelligence officials jointly conduct a raid on an intelligence tip-off about presence of terrorists in Sachal area. While all the militants were killed in the exchange of fire, law enforcers also seized explosives including grenades and suicide vests from the hideout. (more...)
Baby Found in Car Seat on Side of Highway Baby Found in Car Seat on Side of Highway
- September 28, 2017

Emergency workers estimate he had been there about 30 minutes. The driver said the baby was found about 20 miles from the Shawnee exit along I-40. A 1-month-old baby boy found along an Oklahoma interstate over the weekend was found with $5,500 cash stuffed in the vehicle seat and a birth certificate, according to police. (more...)
Anthem pulls out of Maine's ACA exchange Anthem pulls out of Maine's ACA exchange
- September 28, 2017

The premium increases are much higher than the rates that the four insurers initially requested this summer. Kaiser found that 96 percent of businesses with 100 or more workers provided health benefits, or almost twice the percentage of the smallest companies. (more...)
Two officers wounded after shooting at Ohio BMW dealer Two officers wounded after shooting at Ohio BMW dealer
- September 28, 2017

All three are in stable condition at local hospitals, with Collins saying the cops were wearing bulletproof vests. The two officers are patrolmen. Collins says the dealership called police about a problem with a customer about 2 p.m. The Willoughby-Eastlake School district also placed four of its nearby schools on lockdown for about 20 minutes at the request of police. Two officers and suspect outside service area hit. (more...)
Connecticut Governor Vetoes Republican Budget, GOP Pledges Override Vote Connecticut Governor Vetoes Republican Budget, GOP Pledges Override Vote
- September 28, 2017

Malloy to reconsider his threatened veto and sign the bill to avert massive cuts Democrats will inflict on ct schools on October 1, absent a two-year tax and spending plan. "Unfortunately, he did not, and now many towns will suffer dramatic funding cuts, becoming casualties of his executive order", said Lavielle, who had advocated all year for a budget that protected current levels of funding for every school district and municipality. (more...)
Arrest made in shooting of rapper Young Dolph Arrest made in shooting of rapper Young Dolph
- September 28, 2017

A law enforcement official told The Associated Press Tuesday that detectives were investigating whether the shooting is connected to a rivalry with another hip-hop artist. Reportedly, Dolph refused to sign a record deal with Gotti, triggering the feud. McClendon was charged in that case as well, but a few months later all charges were dropped due to the lack of enough witnesses. (more...)
Se registra otro sismo; ahora de 6.1 grados Se registra otro sismo; ahora de 6.1 grados
- September 28, 2017

En los restos de un edificio de oficinas de cinco pisos, aplastados uno encima del otro en la zona céntrica Roma-Condesa, se tenía todavía esperanza de que hubiera vida. Estos movimientos telúricos recientes han provocado afectaciones en inmuebles de Oaxaca , derrumbando construcciones dañadas por el pasado sismo de 8.2 grados sucedido el 7 de septiembre . (more...)
Twitter explains why Trump North Korea tweet wasn't removed
- September 28, 2017

N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer! "If we take that option it will be devastating-devastating-for North Korea ", Trump said . China, North Korea's main ally, would likely be extremely unhappy if Pyongyang tested a missile or carried out some other act during its Communist Party Congress, held once every five years. (more...)
Japan PM dissolves parliament for snap election Japan PM dissolves parliament for snap election
- September 28, 2017

A survey by the Mainichi newspaper showed 18 percent of voters plan to vote for Koike's Party of Hope compared to 29 percent for Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). Following the announcement, Mr Abe criticised what Japanese media has called a de facto merger between the main opposition and the new Kibo no To party, telling LDP members that they "cannot entrust the safety of Japan and the future of our children to a party that changes its banner just for the sake of an election". (more...)
Wealthfront Inc. Grows Holdings in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC)
- September 28, 2017

CWM LLC now owns 1,774 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $138,000 after buying an additional 13 shares in the last quarter. (NYSE: MMC ) on Friday, February 5 with "Outperform" rating. Since May 16, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $13.64 million activity. (more...)
Tom Price Says He Thinks He Still Has Trump's Confidence Tom Price Says He Thinks He Still Has Trump's Confidence
- September 28, 2017

Politico is now reporting Price took a total of 24 private flights, and a backlash has been growing, particularly since the politician has been a vehement critic of colleagues using private jets. Two other senior USA officials also face scrutiny over their travels. Mnuchin and his wife viewed the solar eclipse during the trip. While speaking to reporters at White House early Wednesday the president did not rule out the possibility of firing Price, saying he will look into the issue. (more...)
Food, Medicine & Fuel Running Out In Puerto Rico Food, Medicine & Fuel Running Out In Puerto Rico
- September 28, 2017

Rick Scott. The country is now undergoing a humanitarian crisis [VIDEO]and quickly running out of resources. Some of the items headed to Puerto Rico on the Wednesday flight included power generators. Meanwhile, Puerto Ricans are growing desperate. On Monday, Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello announced Maria is responsible for over 15 deaths on the island, bringing the death total for Puerto Rico and the Caribbeans to nearly 50. (more...)
President Trump lifts law blocking aid to Puerto Rico
- September 28, 2017

The waiver should speed up deliveries to the storm-ravaged island. But the issue runs counter to Trump's "America First" instincts. The 1920 Jones Act , regarded as one of the cornerstones of USA maritime policy, requires that goods shipped between US ports be carried by vessels built in the USA, majority-owned by American firms and crewed by US citizens. (more...)
Woman reunites with family in Manchester after leaving Puerto Rico Woman reunites with family in Manchester after leaving Puerto Rico
- September 28, 2017

Most of Rosa's family survived the storm, but he's anxious about what's to come. At least 10,000 containers of supplies - including food, water and medicine - were sitting Thursday at the San Juan port, said Jose Ayala, the Crowley shipping company's vice president in Puerto Rico. (more...)
Two boys critical after being shot by another child at Dearborn house Two boys critical after being shot by another child at Dearborn house
- September 28, 2017

Police said the young children were wounded in the apparently accidental shooting at the home that was being used for childcare in suburban Detroit. . "This would be her worst nightmare". Police said they were in the process of completing their investigation and would determine whether charges would be filed in this case along with the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. (more...)
Islamic State releases new audio message from leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Islamic State releases new audio message from leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
- September 28, 2017

A new recording released by an ISIS-run media outlet also includes the voice of the 46-year-old is also the first time he has been heard since November 2016, as Iraqi forces backed by the US moved in on the ISIS stronghold of Mosul. He has been falsely reported dead multiple times before. The last purported audio message from al-Baghdadi was released in November. Militants blew up Mosul's El Nuri mosque where Baghdadi made his 2014 declaration after Islamic State captured the city. (more...)
South Korea expects more provocative acts by North Korea in mid-October South Korea expects more provocative acts by North Korea in mid-October
- September 28, 2017

North Korea's verbal warnings, however, have not been followed by a stronger defense posture at the heavily fortified demilitarized zone. Meanwhile, a retired US Navy admiral sees a 50/50 chance of a conventional conflict with North Korea although much less likelihood of a nuclear war. (more...)
1 dead, 1 hurt in rockfall at Yosemite National Park's El Capitan 1 dead, 1 hurt in rockfall at Yosemite National Park's El Capitan
- September 28, 2017

The person who was injured was rushed to the hospital and is now being treated. The piece broke off from the right side of the granite monolith, which rises more than 3,000 feet above Yosemite Valley, near a popular spot for rock climbers. (more...)
Ryan expected to address GOP plan for tax reform Ryan expected to address GOP plan for tax reform
- September 28, 2017

When he was in the Philadelphia region in January, Ryan told a crowd of Republican lawmakers at a retreat in Center City that the party planned to repeal the Affordable Care Act by the end of March and pass tax reform by the end of August. "So if you look at that in its entirety, we have really helped out lower income earners". The maximum corporate tax rate would be reduced from 35 percent to 20 percent. (more...)
Sridevi and other Bollywood stars wish Lata Mangeshkar on 88th birthday Sridevi and other Bollywood stars wish Lata Mangeshkar on 88th birthday
- September 28, 2017

A rare jewel of India. We are fortunate to be blessed by your voice in this world. Taking her early lessons from her father, Lata Mangeshkar at the age of five started to work as an actress in her father's musical plays. Will always treasure memories of your kind encouragement of the children performing on "Indian Idol Junior". India's ace cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar , also a Bharat Ratna, tweeted, "Happy birthday, @mangeshkarlata Didi ". (more...)
Palestine rejects any US-backed deal that undermines people's rights: FM Palestine rejects any US-backed deal that undermines people's rights: FM
- September 28, 2017

He added that "we will uproot neither Jews nor Arabs", an indication of his opposition to Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman's desire for " population swaps " between Arab citizens of Israel and Jews living in settlements in a future peace deal. (more...)
Pradyuman murder case: High Court stays arrest of Ryan school trustees Pradyuman murder case: High Court stays arrest of Ryan school trustees
- September 28, 2017

The owners had been expecting arrest after seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur was murdered in the school earlier this month. The investigating agency, after taking over the case from Haryana Police, has so far failed to question the Pintos. School bus conductor Ashok Kumar was arrested in connection with the crime the same day. The man, the police said, has confessed to the murder and an attempt to sexually assault the child minutes before. (more...)
China to cut oil exports, ban textile imports from North Korea China to cut oil exports, ban textile imports from North Korea
- September 28, 2017

A limited amount, allowed under the United Nations resolution, would still be exported to North Korea. The resolution also bans exports to North Korea of natural gas liquids and light crude condensate, a natural gas by-product. Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump warned the United States would "totally destroy" North Korea if necessary. Kim responded in a statement, calling Trump a "mentally deranged USA dotard" and said "a frightened dog barks louder". (more...)
Constitutional crisis looms in Spain as Catalonia looks to vote on independence Constitutional crisis looms in Spain as Catalonia looks to vote on independence
- September 28, 2017

Despite legal action orchestrated by Madrid, Spain's capital and seat of power, separatist officials in Catalonia , including regional president Carles Puigdemont, have pushed ahead with plans to hold the referendum on October 1. Catalan regional President Carles Puigdemont has accused the European Union, in an interview with The Associated Press, of "turning its back" on Catalonia in its conflict with Spain's central government. (more...)
Michelle Obama slams women who voted for Trump Michelle Obama slams women who voted for Trump
- September 28, 2017

She would however in her speech reveal that she wanted Trump to be successful in his presidency. Of her time in the White House, Michelle said: 'It was like being shot out of a cannon ... "Barack is not going to turn into what this president was - just somebody tweeting in the wind and stirring up mess without really knowing what they were talking about". (more...)