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NRA in U-turn on support for deadly gun control NRA in U-turn on support for deadly gun control
- October 09, 2017

The Representative's injuries required multiple surgeries and kept him off the House floor for three months. Following Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas gun shows have drawn protesters, including on in Reno, Nevada . Earlier this week, it seemed like there was one thing Democrats, Republicans, and the NRA could all agree upon: legally banning bump stocks. "There are monsters like this monster out there every day", the CEO of the NRA, Wayne LaPierre told CBS's "Face the Nation". (more...)
Iraqi Forces Announce Recapture of Hawija From Islamic State Iraqi Forces Announce Recapture of Hawija From Islamic State
- October 09, 2017

He added that several ISIL terrorists surrendered to Peshmerga forces on Kirkuk border. On Thursday, Iraqi forces announced the recapture of Hawija from ISIL, one of the group's last enclaves in the country. The mass retreat of the Islamic State group from its territories in Syria and Iraq has left Europe grappling with the risk of foreign fighters returning home. (more...)
U.S. approves $15 billion sale of THAAD missile system to Saudi Arabia U.S. approves $15 billion sale of THAAD missile system to Saudi Arabia
- October 09, 2017

This was stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Jubeir at a meeting with representatives of Russian media. "Our approach to this problem has been very strict: we have dismissed several thousand of imams from mosques for extremism, we modernize our educational system in order to rule out the possibility of misinterpretation of texts", he added. (more...)
Trump says Puerto Rico's debt needs to be wiped out Trump says Puerto Rico's debt needs to be wiped out
- October 09, 2017

President!' And so I'm doing [he imitates shooting a basketball] - so the next day they said 'Oh it was so disrespectful to the people.' It was just a made-up thing". Prior to this, the president renewed his attacks on San Juan's mayor , a vocal critic of the federal government's response to the disaster in Puerto Rico and Donald Trump's willingness to attack the American citizens there dealing with the hurricane's fallout. (more...)
Optimistic Theresa May to call for flexibility from European Union in Brexit talks Optimistic Theresa May to call for flexibility from European Union in Brexit talks
- October 09, 2017

The Prime Minister's words reflect a continuation of the conciliatory approach set out in her Florence speech, itself a significant reversal from the more aggressive stance taken both by her and the UK's Brexit Secretary David Davis, before the Conservatives lost their majority in the June election. (more...)
Warm and a less windy Sunday
- October 09, 2017

Mostly sunny - high near 85. Light northeast wind. Chance of rain 20 percent. Mostly cloudy - low around 64. East wind 3 to 5 miles per hour. The showers and thunderstorms will stick around through Monday morning. Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53. Today: Sunny, with a high near 74. Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. (more...)
QPR's Wszolek off to World Cup Finals QPR's Wszolek off to World Cup Finals
- October 09, 2017

An own goal from Montenegro defender Filip Stojkovic in the 87th minute sealed Poland's World Cup qualification in Sunday's rollercoaster in Warsaw . Bostjan Cesar's red card in injury time left Slovenia a man down for the final three minutes, but Scotland couldn't find a victor. Leon Goretzka 's opening goal was negated by Ramil Sheydaev on 34 minutes, but Sandro Wagner and Antonio Ruediger scored after half-time before Goretzka notched his second and Emre Can completed the victory. (more...)
Dem senator: Heed Corker's 'WWIII' comment amid rising tensions with North Korea Dem senator: Heed Corker's 'WWIII' comment amid rising tensions with North Korea
- October 09, 2017

It "hasn't worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of United States negotiators". - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2017 ...hasn't worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of US negotiators. (more...)
Hurricane Nate Update Saturday Evening
- October 09, 2017

With the gusty winds comes the threat of power outages across the area. The storm killed 28 people in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras. On its current track, Nate will most likely make landfall somewhere between New Orleans , LA and Biloxi, MS sometime between 10:00 and midnight tonight as a strong category 1 or category 2 storm. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation begins removing belongings left after Las Vegas shooting Federal Bureau of Investigation begins removing belongings left after Las Vegas shooting
- October 09, 2017

They said a piece of paper found in the shooter's hotel room had calculations scrawled across it determining ballistic trajectories that would help the gunman maximise his death toll. The FBI's Aaron Rouse says billboards will ask people with credible information to call the agency. "So he had had that written down and figured out so he would know where to shoot to hit his targets from there", he said. (more...)
Las Vegas and guns Las Vegas and guns
- October 09, 2017

The symbiotic - and destructive - relationship between the National Rifle Association and congressional Republicans means the short-term legislative prognosis for any form of gun regulation is on the pessimistic side of nil. Wilson pointed to polls showing the NRA is favored more than President Donald Trump , the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. Similarly, 46 percent of those in rural America but only 19 percent in urban areas had guns in their homes. (more...)
White House Lays Out Immigration Demands, Including Wall Funding White House Lays Out Immigration Demands, Including Wall Funding
- October 09, 2017

Democrats quickly denounced the proposals, saying they did not come close to what President Trump and congressional Democratic leaders had discussed last month when they struck a tentative deal for legislation to protect the Dreamers, young people who arrived in the USA illegally when they were children. (more...)
Woman Found Dead In Chatswood Alley, Man Hiding On Rooftop Woman Found Dead In Chatswood Alley, Man Hiding On Rooftop
- October 09, 2017

Shortly after her body was found the man appeared on the balcony roof at the residential building. Police are also negotiating with a man who is on the roof on an apartment block at Brown St, according to News Corp . The passerby contacted emergency services, who arrived at the scene to find the deceased woman. Police are on site investigating but there are no more details at this stage, a NSW police spokesman said. (more...)
Scotland to pay post-Brexit fee for some European Union citizens Scotland to pay post-Brexit fee for some European Union citizens
- October 09, 2017

Labour polled 25 per cent in constituencies and 24 per cent for regions, while the Tories were backed by 25 per cent and 23 per cent in the respective sections of the vote - returning them to third place. A majority of Scottish lawmakers now favour leaving the United Kingdom, but that proportion could change at the next Scottish parliament election in May 2021 so the clock is ticking for the SNP. (more...)
Taliban attack checkpoint in Afghanistan, kill 2 police officers Taliban attack checkpoint in Afghanistan, kill 2 police officers
- October 09, 2017

US President Donald Trump will send two of his top aides, secretary of state Rex Tillerson and secretary of defence Jim Mattis, to Pakistan this month to discuss the future of the relationship between the two allies amid rising frustration in Washington over Islambad harbouring terror groups. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation starts removing belongings after Vegas shooting
- October 09, 2017

McMahill noted that in past mass killings or terrorist attacks, killers left notes, social media postings and information on a computer, or even phoned police. "If he hit a winning streak, they would then head back to his room for really aggressive and violent sex" including living out rape fantasies, she said. (more...)
Cargo ship runs aground
- October 09, 2017

The Coastguard was alerted just after 3am that the cargo vessel Islay Trader , had dragged anchor and run aground near Margate Harbour between 30 and 50 metres from shore. The ship's fuel tanks were not damaged and the risk to the environment from pollution was assessed as very low. 'The Secretary of State's representative for salvage and intervention has been informed and is monitoring the situation. (more...)
White Tiger Cubs Kill Caretaker At Bengaluru's Bannerghatta Biological Park White Tiger Cubs Kill Caretaker At Bengaluru's Bannerghatta Biological Park
- October 09, 2017

Another animal keeper at the park was badly injured by in an attack at the park in 2015. In the cage, a tiger named Soorya, adopted by a local legislative assembly member, and her two cubs, Vanya and Jhansi Rani, both one and a half years old, were already resting, the Times of India reported citing an official. (more...)
Sarah Sanders gives White House news briefing Sarah Sanders gives White House news briefing
- October 09, 2017

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during a briefing. 'You'll find out, ' he said , winking. "Which I think is the wrong thing for her to do for her constituents, and I hope the next time she is given the opportunity to help her constituents, she'll take it", she said. (more...)
Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Considering Wyoming Senate Bid Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Considering Wyoming Senate Bid
- October 09, 2017

Prince has told DeVos that he would like to run against Barrasso, a person with knowledge of the conversation told the Times , and he traveled this weekend to Wyoming to investigate how to attain residency. And along with Bannon, Prince pushed a proposal earlier this year to replace American soldiers with contractors in Afghanistan that was opposed by Trump's national security team, the New York Times reports. (more...)
China Open: Nadal beats Kyrgios to take sixth title of the season China Open: Nadal beats Kyrgios to take sixth title of the season
- October 09, 2017

Nadal , world No.1, saved all four break points he faced and broke Kyrgios's serve several times to win the match after one hour and 32 minutes of contest, reports Efe. Now up to 2,360 points over Roger Federer , Nadal has put himself in prime position to cap his 2017 campaign in No. 1 fashion. It was however his second title since 2005 when he beat fellow Spaniard, Coria. (more...)
Body of missing woman found in New Jersey woods Body of missing woman found in New Jersey woods
- October 09, 2017

There were no signs of foul play in the death of Martha Hesse, according to a statement from Toms River police. But a cause of death has not yet been determined. Police previously said they had "reason to believe" the woman was distraught or in need of assistance. 40 police, fire, and EMS personnel also assisted with the search. (more...)
Delphi Automotive Plc (NYSE:DLPH) Under Analyst Spotlight
- October 09, 2017

Atika Capital Management Llc increased Tesaro Inc (TSRO) stake by 116.42% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. The Florida-based Augustine Asset Management Inc has invested 3.65% in the stock. Clinton Group Inc. decreased its position in shares of Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH ) by 44.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. (more...)
Tornado warnings issued for parts of the Carolinas Tornado warnings issued for parts of the Carolinas
- October 09, 2017

According to the NWS, these showers weren't big/tall enough to produce lightning, but there was enough shear (changing wind directions and wind speeds) and instability, coupled with a very moist atmosphere, to cause numerous showers to rotate. (more...)
White House Claims Trump Keeps 'The World From Chaos' White House Claims Trump Keeps 'The World From Chaos'
- October 09, 2017

An hour later during a press briefing his spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders insisted that 'you'll have to wait and see'. One reporter at the White House briefing questioned whether leaving an unclarified statement out there might be counterproductive if the president is as bent on not tipping his hand in global affairs as he says. (more...)
Giants WR Beckham Jr. breaks ankle
- October 09, 2017

Veteran newcomer Brandon Marshall and 24-year-old Sterling Shepard also suffered ankle injuries in the loss, via Raanan. On the Giants' last possession, they had to play three tight ends to even give Manning enough options in the passing game. (more...)
'Only one thing will work with North Korea' 'Only one thing will work with North Korea'
- October 09, 2017

The sad reality is that even if Iran were to comply with the letter of the nuclear agreement, it will still be able to develop the capability to build up a vast nuclear arsenal within a relatively short time. Who is Kim Yo-jong? "Ri can now be safely identified as one of North Korea's top policy makers", said Madden. In July, it conducted two tests of an intercontinental ballistic missile that experts say is capable of striking a large chunk of the U.S. (more...)
Israeli army attacks Hamas post in Gaza Israeli army attacks Hamas post in Gaza
- October 09, 2017

The Code Red warning siren sounded in southern Israeli cities and towns near the border with Gaza at about 9 p.m. prior to the rocket landing in an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council. According to an Israeli readout of the meeting, Sisi said that he would "assist efforts to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians and the region". (more...)
Iran beat Guinea in Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup Iran beat Guinea in Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup
- October 09, 2017

Equatorial Guinea's soccer federation was also fined 100,000 Swiss francs ($102,000) by FIFA . Two more players - Muriel Linda Mendoua Abessolo and Francisca Angue Ondo Asangono - were given 10-match bans after being found to have used forged and falsified documents. (more...)
Trump gets asked: 'What's the storm?' Trump gets asked: 'What's the storm?'
- October 09, 2017

White House reporters were summoned suddenly Thursday evening and told the president had decided he wanted the press to document a dinner he was holding with the military leaders and their spouses. This has been playing as a crazy-Trump story. "A lot of times you have opinions that are being presented as news , and they're not". The Huffington Post , in a headline, called it " Bizarre ". (more...)

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