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Davis, Kinzinger Want Review of Fully Automatic Gun Devices
- October 06, 2017

In its first statement since the shooting that left 59 dead and over 500 wounded, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre and Executive Director Chris Cox said they would be open to regulating bump stocks, which allow rifles to fire at a higher rate mimicking an automatic weapon . (more...)
SC to hear Dinakaran's plea in AIADMK symbol case SC to hear Dinakaran's plea in AIADMK symbol case
- October 06, 2017

The EPS-OPS camp's counsel and former attorney general Mukul Rohatgi told the Commission that Dhinakaran was not even a member of the party the day chief minister J Jayalalithaa passed away on December 5 past year. "But EC is determined to dispose of the case by October 31", the source said. This is the second time in 29 years that rival claims over Two Leaves symbol have reached EC. (more...)
Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama Rule on Birth-Control Coverage Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama Rule on Birth-Control Coverage
- October 06, 2017

The contraceptive coverage mandate allowed more than 55 million women to gain access to birth control without co-pays, the Times said, citing a study by the Obama administration. A number of religious and charitable organizations have sued over the rule , saying it infringes on their religious beliefs. The new exemptions will be available to colleges and universities that provide health insurance to students as well as employees. (more...)
'We don't want armed confrontation': Iraqi PM on Kurds 'We don't want armed confrontation': Iraqi PM on Kurds
- October 06, 2017

The vote on Iraqi Kurdistan independence took place on September 25 and resulted in 92.7 percent of voters casting their ballots for the autonomous region's independence from Baghdad . "France is ready, if Iraqi authorities wish, to actively contribute to the mediation launched by the United Nations". Al-Abadi insisted that Iraq "is for all Iraqis" and said the constitution guarantees the rights of all its citizens. (more...)
How we're helping Puerto Rico relief efforts How we're helping Puerto Rico relief efforts
- October 06, 2017

Just as with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, this Administration will continue to offer support and resources in the wake of this natural disaster. "The message is simple, Puerto Rico needs help, it needs federal help, and it needs it now", Cuomo said at a press conference last week. (more...)
The NRA's strategic ploy on bump stocks The NRA's strategic ploy on bump stocks
- October 06, 2017

When a reporter told him that they are now legal, he responded: "I'd look at (Feinstein's bill), for sure". This week on Flyover , we're having the gun control debate . "I think it's premature to be talking about bans on any component without the knowledge on what the killer used", Wilson said. Curbelo said his office has been "flooded" with calls from fellow lawmakers inquiring about the bill. (more...)
Iggy Azalea Sued By American Express Over Her Fancy Spending! Iggy Azalea Sued By American Express Over Her Fancy Spending!
- October 06, 2017

Unfortunately, this isn't the first time that Azalea's run into some money trouble. In 2016, Azalea was hit with a $400,000 tax lien from the IRS for allegedly failing to pay taxes in 2014, when she released her debut album " The New Classic ". (more...)
Iraq's PM Haider al-Abadi says doesn't want armed clash with Kurds Iraq's PM Haider al-Abadi says doesn't want armed clash with Kurds
- October 06, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said today he did not want an armed conflict with his country's Kurds, days after the autonomous Kurdistan region voted for independence in a referendum. "But the authority of the federal state should impose its will and no one should attack the federal authority". While General Akar noted that Ankara defends the preservation of the integrity of Iraqi territory and trusts Iran; Iraq and Turkey will prevent any separatist plan in the region. (more...)
'Premature' to Talk Gun Control, White House Says 'Premature' to Talk Gun Control, White House Says
- October 06, 2017

Discount Firearms & Ammo is about three miles north of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where Paddock fired into a crowd at a music festival. "Forget about persuading these legislators (bought by the gun lobby.) They are not confused or under-informed". (more...)
Sebastian Vettel clocks fastest lap in practice for Japanese GP Sebastian Vettel clocks fastest lap in practice for Japanese GP
- October 06, 2017

Originally scheduled to begin at 0500 GMT, the start of the session was delayed by 45 minutes as drains overflowed and rivers of water coursed down inclines at the undulating track. Hamilton stuck to the old-spec W08 and salvaged second place, while teammate Valtteri Bottas finished a distant fifth with the new aero package. The morning session did not pass without incident, however, as Carlos Sainz brought out the red flags after 51 minutes when the Spaniard crashed after losing control ... (more...)
Change the Constitution and Restrict Gun Rights, Says Michael Moore
- October 06, 2017

America would simply be safer if we constructed our gun laws like one of our peer countries in Europe or Asia, in which private gun ownership is relatively rare and strictly regulated. The president of the United States, also known as the Great Divider, has spoken time after time about his obsession with " gun freedom", and Congress is so bought and influenced by pro-gun organizations that they couldn't even pass an assault-weapons ban after 20 children between the ages of 6 and 7 ... (more...)
Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation to set up $1bn tech fund Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation to set up $1bn tech fund
- October 06, 2017

In 2016, HE Novak visited Saudi Aramco when he visited the Kingdom and met with HE Khalid Al-Falih, minister of energy, industry, and mineral resources, Saudi Arabia , and chairman, Saudi Aramco, and discussed topics of mutual interest. Nasser will also meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday as part of an industry delegation to discuss investment in the oil and gas sector, one of the sources said. (more...)
Vegas Shooter's Girlfriend Tells Family There's 'Nothing to Worry About' Following Shooting
- October 06, 2017

She said she was initially pleased when Stephen Paddock wired her money in the Philippines to buy a house for her family, but she later feared it was a way to break up with her. That was where she met Paddock, a high-limit player, according to the New York Times. Investigators are also examining a $100,000 wire transfer that Paddock sent to an account in the Philippines that appeared to be intended for Danley, a senior United States homeland security official told Reuters last night. (more...)
Pesticide traces found in 75% of world honey Pesticide traces found in 75% of world honey
- October 06, 2017

Bees help pollinate 90 per cent of the world's major crops, but in recent years have been dying off from "colony collapse disorder", a mysterious scourge blamed on mites, pesticides, virus, fungus, or some combination of these factors. The scientists say that the levels of the widely used pesticide are far below the maximum permitted levels in food for humans. North American samples showed the highest contamination frequency. (more...)
Police release detailed timeline of response to Las Vegas shooting Police release detailed timeline of response to Las Vegas shooting
- October 06, 2017

But a top gun expert has said Paddock could have been using a special device to fire off more rounds at a faster rate from a semi-automatic. Danley has released a statement to say she had no idea Paddock - who she described as "quiet and kind" - had been preparing to commit an atrocity. (more...)
Police Believe Las Vegas Shooter Planned to Escape Police Believe Las Vegas Shooter Planned to Escape
- October 06, 2017

In early August, Paddock booked a room at Chicago's 21-story Blackstone Hotel that overlooked the park where the Lollapalooza music festival was being held, a law enforcement official said Thursday. Randy Sutton, a former Las Vegas Metropolitan Police lieutenant who was apprised of the situation by active officers told CBS. Authorities are trying to analyze its meaning, but Lombardo didn't elaborate on whether they are significant or not. (more...)
United States and South Korea agree to renegotiate 'job killer' free trade pact United States and South Korea agree to renegotiate 'job killer' free trade pact
- October 06, 2017

The first set of talks ended in stalemate in August, with the US calling for revisions to the agreement and the South Koreans balking and instead proposing a study on its economic impact. The statements mark a shift from an initial meeting in August, when the two sides failed to agree on next steps after Lighthizer had made demands to amend the agreement to reduce the USA trade deficit with South Korea. (more...)
Rival bid emerges for Ash Grove Cement Rival bid emerges for Ash Grove Cement
- October 06, 2017

On Thursday, Ash Grove announced that it has received a preliminary, non-binding competing proposal from a third party to acquire Ash Grove at an indicated enterprise value of $3.7 billion to $3.8 billion. It could be the start of a bidding war with CRH, which last month agreed to buy Ash Grove for a total consideration of $3.5 billion. He added that the FTSE 100 company had little choice but to wait for Ash Grove to evaluate the proposal before deciding whether to improve its offer. (more...)
Tropical storm Nate turns deadly, threatens Gulf Coast Tropical storm Nate turns deadly, threatens Gulf Coast
- October 06, 2017

At 5 p.m. Eastern time, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said Nate was more disorganized after it made landfall but its sustained winds remained at 40 miles per hour and the storm was expected to strengthen when it emerges back into the Caribbean today . (more...)
Las Vegas gunman reportedly researched hotels around Fenway Park
- October 06, 2017

His rooms at the Blackstone Hotel faced the park and were booked for Aug. 1 through Aug. 6 and Aug. 3 through Aug. 6, respectively, according to TMZ . She said she had no inkling of his murderous plans. No other arrests have been made, but officials say they know he had a plan to survive the shooting and try to escape. (more...)
KPMG South Africa CEO 'greatly disappointed' by Gupta work KPMG South Africa CEO 'greatly disappointed' by Gupta work
- October 06, 2017

MPs also heard the IRBA investigation could be expanded to include the KPMG report on the so-called rogue intelligence unit set up within the Sars on the watch of former finance minister Pravin Gordhan. "The conduct of some KPMG partners, and of the firm itself, has been incompatible with the Standard Bank Group's values and ethics". The briefing provided clear evidence of poor oversight that exists over audit firms in South Africa. (more...)
Was US shooter originally targeting Las Vegas festival headlined by Lorde? Was US shooter originally targeting Las Vegas festival headlined by Lorde?
- October 06, 2017

She was travelling on an Australian passport. He took his own life before police broke into his hotel room, where they found 23 guns and 12 "bump stock" devices that can enable a rifle to fire continuously, like an automatic weapon. Paddock checked into the Mandalay Bay Hotel on 28 September, reportedly using some of Ms Danley's identity documents. Authorities also want to know why Paddock wired $100,000 to an account under Danley's name in the Philippines the week before the massacre. (more...)
Pumpkin spice air freshener prompts evacuation of school Pumpkin spice air freshener prompts evacuation of school
- October 06, 2017

The school evacuated around 2:30pm Thursday after students reported smelling a odd odor, 11 News reports . Another adult was also taken to a hospital for an unrelated issue. "It was a smell that they certainly weren't used to", said Bill Heiser, the school's president, who was off-campus at the time. A pumpkin spice-scented air freshener is being blamed for an emergency response at a school in Baltimore. (more...)
GOP tax cut: Small biz boon or loophole for rich? GOP tax cut: Small biz boon or loophole for rich?
- October 06, 2017

That would be disastrous - for the economy, for future generations and for the credibility of the GOP , which has spent the past decade pretending to care about the national debt. Republicans are arguing over the size of proposed tax cuts, whether they should add to the deficit and which tax breaks to eliminate, in particular the state and local tax deduction. (more...)
As Expected, Michael Moore Has Another Dumb Revision To The Second Amendment As Expected, Michael Moore Has Another Dumb Revision To The Second Amendment
- October 06, 2017

America, I beg you , start applying this concept to your gun laws. I call that the "Wild West/NRA" mentality. If your comments are mailed or emailed to us, we'll consider them for publication - unless you request otherwise. He introduces the op-ed by claiming "more guns means more murder" and transitions from there to claim that guns were only used for " justifiable homicide " 268 times in 2015. (more...)
Prankster Arrested After Crashing Theresa May's Speech Prankster Arrested After Crashing Theresa May's Speech
- October 06, 2017

As he was bundled out by security the prankster shouted: " Boris made me do it ". The comic was released shortly after being held by police on Wednesday and is now preparing for the rest of his live stand up tour, which includes performances in Canterbury and Margate. (more...)
A Bipartisan Bid To Ban Bump Stocks A Bipartisan Bid To Ban Bump Stocks
- October 06, 2017

What a surrender that represents to our children (and) to the victims of these crimes". Many contacted by the Free Press today said they don't stock the devices, mostly because there hasn't been a demand for them. 4, 2017, in Las Vegas. But the NRA has not gone so far as to ally themselves with pro-gun-control politicians. SIEGEL: These accessories are called bump stocks, and they make a semiautomatic weapon fire as many rounds as a fully automatic weapon. (more...)
Erdogan says Turkey will soon close Iraq border and air space Erdogan says Turkey will soon close Iraq border and air space
- October 06, 2017

After the majority of the Kurdish population in northern Iraq voted in favor of independence, the leaders of the neighboring countries are condemning the vote and calling for a firm response. "We won't allow our region and our country's security to be placed in danger just because some people want to realize their childhood dream", Erdogan said. (more...)
A Closer Look at the NRA's Cleverly Worded Statement on Bump Stocks
- October 06, 2017

The National Rifle Association announced its support Thursday for regulating "bump stocks", devices that can effectively convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons and that were apparently used in the Las Vegas massacre to lethal effect. (more...)
Chicago man honors Las Vegas victims with crosses Chicago man honors Las Vegas victims with crosses
- October 06, 2017

He previously made crosses for the Pulse Nightclub shooting victims in Orlando, Florida, and for gun violence victims in Chicago . He previously built crosses for the victims of Aurora Theatre shooting, the Sandy Hook shooting and the Pulse Nightclub shooting past year. (more...)