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Atlas Fire forces more Solano County evacuations, firefighters try to save homes Atlas Fire forces more Solano County evacuations, firefighters try to save homes
- October 12, 2017

The closure frees up several Solano County sheriff's deputies, scheduled to work as bailiffs in those courts, to instead help in protecting residents whose homes and property are threatened by the fire, according to a court press release. Roads in the evacuated area are closed to through traffic except residents evacuating. There has been a steady stream of people since Monday, but dozens more were evacuated Tuesday night by the California Highway Patrol in parts of Napa County, ... (more...)
Capt Safdar moves IHC to putt off indictment in graft reference Capt Safdar moves IHC to putt off indictment in graft reference
- October 12, 2017

Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif's sons have been given 30 days to appear before the Islamabad Accountability Court in the Panama Papers case failing which they will be declared proclaimed offenders, the country's anti-graft body said on Thursday. (more...)
Injury rules Konta out of Singapore Injury rules Konta out of Singapore
- October 12, 2017

The British number one looked a near certainty to claim the final eighth spot for the showpiece event in Singapore later this month until Caroline Garcia's remarkable run. Last year, Konta suffered similar frustration after narrowly missing out on a place in Finals. Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Daria Gavrilova in the Kremlin Cup to book her place in Singapore at Konta's expense. (more...)
Congress must fund CHIP now Congress must fund CHIP now
- October 12, 2017

Gov. Cuomo on Wednesday warned that inaction by Congress has jeopardized health care for 350,000 kids in NY - including almost 132,000 in the city. While all the attention was on saving the Affordable Care Act, Congress allowed the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to expire September 30, putting millions of children's health care at risk. (more...)
Former World Best Player, George Weah, Wins Liberia Presidential Election Former World Best Player, George Weah, Wins Liberia Presidential Election
- October 12, 2017

Among the front-runners are Vice President Joseph Boaka and former worldwide soccer star George Weah . A runoff election was widely expected with 20 candidates vying to replace Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first female president. Numerous more than 2.1 million voters are calling for a president who will improve the economy and access to electricity. The presidential elections in Liberia are being done in six years. (more...)
EC To Announce Poll Dates For Himachal Pradesh Today, Gujarat Soon EC To Announce Poll Dates For Himachal Pradesh Today, Gujarat Soon
- October 12, 2017

The tenure of 182-member Gujarat assembly is due to end on January 22, 2018. The term of the 68-member Himachal Assembly ends on 7 January 2018. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh recently incited a revolt with most of the party's 36 legislators threatening to side with him if he is not given a free hand to run the party's campaign. (more...)
Trump meets top military advisors to discuss North Korea options Trump meets top military advisors to discuss North Korea options
- October 12, 2017

Trump used his maiden speech to the UN in September to threaten to "destroy" the nuclear-armed nation if Kim did not back down, referring to him as "Rocket Man". During the interview, the North Korean Foreign Minister said that Pyongyang's nuclear program promises peace and security within the region. "Our principal position is that we will never agree to any talks in which our nuclear weapons will be the subject of negotiations". (more...)
37 killed in Vietnam floods, landslides 37 killed in Vietnam floods, landslides
- October 12, 2017

It is hardest hit by torrential rains that have been raging since beginning of week. The 40 missing people are from Son La, Yen Bai, Hoa Binh, Thanh Hoa and central Quang Tri province. Fifteen of m are still missing. The latest bout began on Monday, and weather officials have warned that the tropical depression may intensify into a more powerful storm in coming days. (more...)
Turkish, US officials to meet over diplomatic dispute - Deputy PM Turkish, US officials to meet over diplomatic dispute - Deputy PM
- October 12, 2017

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu discussed the visa crisis between Turkey and the USA with his US counterpart Rex Tillerson on the phone. The US Embassy in Ankara on October 8 announced it had suspended non-immigrant visa services at all diplomatic facilities in Turkey, as response, Turkey's Washington Embassy also suspended non-immigrant visa services in the US, citing security concerns. (more...)
ECP issues non-bailable warrants for Imran Khan ECP issues non-bailable warrants for Imran Khan
- October 12, 2017

Babar Awan also asked the question that why Nawaz Sharif was not disqualified by ECP. The party would challenge the directives of the electoral regulatory body in the IHC, Awan added. "We were demanding the reply which you [Babar Awan] have submitted today", the bench remarked. Imran Khan's bailable warrants that were issued on Sept 20 by Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP ). (more...)
Don't look at CPEC from Indian perspective, Pakistan asks US Don't look at CPEC from Indian perspective, Pakistan asks US
- October 12, 2017

Pakistan interior minister Ahsan Iqbal has urged the US to not look at the CPEC from an Indian perspective but as an economic plan for bringing peace and stability to South Asia, days after US Defence Secretary James Mattis backed India and said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ( CPEC) passes through disputed territory and Washington can not ignore this fact. (more...)
$3.99 EPS Expected for Whirlpool Corporation (WHR)
- October 12, 2017

Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. grew its position in Whirlpool Corporation by 26.5% during the second quarter. Freeport now has $20.97B valuation. About shares traded. Aspen Technology, Inc. Public Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio has 275,089 shares. Principal Grp Incorporated holds 0.04% or 2.97 million shares in its portfolio. (more...)
Russian antivirus was used to obtain classified information
- October 12, 2017

Cybersecurity experts found Russian spies using a modified version of CCleaner to penetrate computer systems belonging to government officials, including employees at the National Security Agency, The New York Times said. "The BSI has no indications at this time that the process occurred as described in the media". The NSA, the White House and the Israeli embassy in Washington have not commented on the matter. (more...)
… Jay Shah's company should be investigated says RSS … Jay Shah's company should be investigated says RSS
- October 12, 2017

He was replying to a query posed with the statement of Rahul that RSS did not believe in women's participation in the RSS Shakhas . However, in a series of tweets, RSS called such reports "Deliberately concocted baseless reports". Notably, three-day meeting of RSS's Akhil Bhartiya Karyakari Mandal is starting at Sharda Vihar School in Kerwa. "I have never seen", the Congress leader had said in a sarcastic tone. (more...)
Dead man's unsent text message accepted as will Dead man's unsent text message accepted as will
- October 12, 2017

The unsent message, which was on the drafts section of the phone, was accepted as an official will. In the message, the man gave details of how to access his bank account and where he had hidden money in his house. The man's wife was not happy about the decision and she argued that the text could not be accepted as a will since it was never sent. The text described how the husband had become disgruntled with his wife. (more...)
'Shameful': Russia Protests Theft Of Consulate Flags In US 'Shameful': Russia Protests Theft Of Consulate Flags In US
- October 12, 2017

The Russian embassy in Washington, DC said that Russia strongly opposes the United States move to take down Russian flags from its ceased diplomatic properties in San Francisco, and sent a protest note. Russian Federation considers such a move as an "extremely unfriendly step", and demands an immediate return of the flags, the embassy added. In an interview on state television, Russia's new Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov called the taking down of the flags "upsetting". (more...)
STF: 5 votos a 4 para submeter afastamento de parlamentar ao Legislativo STF: 5 votos a 4 para submeter afastamento de parlamentar ao Legislativo
- October 12, 2017

O julgamento iniciado às 9h, com três intervalos, foi concluído às 22h. Durante as discussões, Gilmar Mendes criticou a decisão da 1ª Turma que afastou Aécio. Para o ministro, as imunidades parlamentares são "o cerne da separação dos poderes" e precisam ser compreendidas em sentido mais amplo, considerando-se sua função histórica de fortalecer o Poder Legislativo e o voto popular. (more...)
Tornado touched down in SE Indiana on Saturday, NWS confirms Tornado touched down in SE Indiana on Saturday, NWS confirms
- October 12, 2017

Officials estimate the "weak, brief" tornado reached wind speeds of about 70 miles per hour and was about 100 yards long. There were no injuries or fatalities associated with the tornado. The tornado traveled just west of Harley in Wilkes County north to near Idlewild road in Ashe County. The roof of one barn on Kruse Lane in Dearborn County had its roof torn off. (more...)
Nanded Municipal Corporation Election 2017: After a high-voltage campaign, results out today Nanded Municipal Corporation Election 2017: After a high-voltage campaign, results out today
- October 12, 2017

In the recent elections to the 16 municipal corporations, the BJP came to power in 13. In the build-up to the polls, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi too had visited Nanded.Of the 81 seats, the Congress had won 41 seats the last time. (more...)
PNP, NBI welcome PDEA lead in drug war PNP, NBI welcome PDEA lead in drug war
- October 12, 2017

Duterte issued the directive "in order to bring order to the operation/campaign against illegal drugs, thus pinpointing precise accountability". NBI is the National Bureau of Investigation while PDEA is the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency. (more...)
Trump appoints acting secretary of Health and Human Services Trump appoints acting secretary of Health and Human Services
- October 12, 2017

Hargan will assume the reins from Don Wright who took over as acting HHS secretary on September 29 after Tom Price resigned that day. Price resigned last month amid a flurry of criticism over chartered flights he took on the public dime to the tune of more than $1 million. (more...)
AK Steel Holding Corp (AKS): Stock to Follow
- October 12, 2017

For the current quarter AK Steel Holding Corp (NYSE: AKS ) has high EPS estimates of $0.18 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $-0.04. A number of research analysts recently weighed in on AKS shares. AK Steel Holding Corp (NYSE: AKS)'s trailing twelve month revenues are $5.96 Billion, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 0.29. (more...)
Hamas says reached deal with Palestinian rival Fatah Hamas says reached deal with Palestinian rival Fatah
- October 12, 2017

Multiple previous reconciliation talks have failed. Palestinian rival factions Hamas and Fatah have reached a deal over political reconciliation and details will be released at a news conference later on Thursday, the pro-Hamas Palestinian Information Center reported. (more...)
General Motors checking impact of Kobe Steel data cheating General Motors checking impact of Kobe Steel data cheating
- October 12, 2017

On Wednesday fresh revelations showed data fabrication at the steelmaker was more widespread than it initially said, as the company joins a list of Japanese manufacturers that have admitted to similar misconduct in recent years. "Boeing has been working closely and continuously with our suppliers since being notified of the issue to ensure timely and appropriate action, including comprehensive inspections and analysis throughout our supply chain", the company said in an email. (more...)
Tamil Nadu government jacks up liquor prices to boost coffers Tamil Nadu government jacks up liquor prices to boost coffers
- October 12, 2017

The increased rates will enable the Tamil Nadu government to add around Rs 5000 crore more to its revenue. It would benefit almost 12 lakh employees and teachers and about seven lakh pensioners and family pensioners, Chief Minister Edappadi K. (more...)
SC hearing Jahangir Tareen disqualification case SC hearing Jahangir Tareen disqualification case
- October 12, 2017

The bench directed the counsel to provide the registered deed of the lease which it would get verified from the revenue department. Advancing his arguments, Sikandar Mohmand submitted that although his client did not mention 18,566 acres of leased land in his nomination papers, he had declared this land in his tax returns, which were submitted along with the nomination papers. (more...)
Aarushi murder case: Allahabad High Court verdict on Talwar couple's plea today Aarushi murder case: Allahabad High Court verdict on Talwar couple's plea today
- October 12, 2017

The dentist couple - who were found guilty and given life term in jail by a special court in 2013 for the country's most gripping whodunit - had appealed against the order in the Allahabad high court . The court refused to allow the CBI to close the case. In his judgment in 2013, special CBI judge S. Lal said that from the evidence tendered by the prosecution, this "court reaches to the irresistible and impeccable conclusion that only the accused persons [Talwars] are responsible for ... (more...)
3rd arrest made in beating of black man at Virginia rally 3rd arrest made in beating of black man at Virginia rally
- October 12, 2017

Video of the incident appears to show Harris being beaten by six men in the Market Street Parking Garage during the chaos of the deadly white nationalist rally that swept through the streets of Charlottesville on August 12. He is being held at the Lonoke County Detention Center until he can be extradited to Virginia. On Monday, a Virginia magistrate's office issued a warrant for Harris on a charge of with unlawful wounding after a lawyer and self-described "Southern nationalist" accused the ... (more...)
Spanish PM gives Catalonia leader 5 days to clarify stand Spanish PM gives Catalonia leader 5 days to clarify stand
- October 12, 2017

Catalonia's president has no choice but to suspend secession since it is unlikely anyone will recognise the Spanish region on the basis of a disputed referendum, says a former British diplomat who has advised the Catalans and other secessionist movements. (more...)
Richard Branson offers YOU the chance to go to space next year Richard Branson offers YOU the chance to go to space next year
- October 12, 2017

The British billionaire hopes to sell United States dollars 250,000 priced tickets to space tourists. Although Branson is reaching for the stars, he's declined to reach as far as Mars. However, the 67-year old stated that he is not like SpaceX CEO Elon Musk who wants to ferry people to Mars, and is content with taking people around the space near Earth. (more...)

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