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Democrat Lawmakers Sue Over Trump Hotel's Lease Secrecy Democrat Lawmakers Sue Over Trump Hotel's Lease Secrecy
- November 02, 2017

It accuses the acting head of the General Services Administration of violating a almost 90-year-old law and preventing congressional oversight. Under terms of the lease, the hotel's management has to provide financial data to the General Services Administration, the federal agency that acts as landlord for the hotel. (more...)
Rick Perry ties fossil fuel use to sexual assault prevention Rick Perry ties fossil fuel use to sexual assault prevention
- November 02, 2017

Perry then turned the conversation to sexual assault, seemingly arguing that violent acts can be prevented with electricity. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Thursday that the use of fossil fuels to power an electric grid in South Africa could prevent sexual assault there. (more...)
Ex-Trump campaign official withdraws nomination for ag post Ex-Trump campaign official withdraws nomination for ag post
- November 02, 2017

Clovis's decision to withdraw his nomination", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday. In a 2014 interview when he was a candidate for U.S. Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to FBI officials about his contacts with Russians he believed had links to the Kremlin during the campaign, one of the first prosecutions in Mueller's investigation. (more...)
Anti-Semitic incidents surge almost 70 percent in 2017 Anti-Semitic incidents surge almost 70 percent in 2017
- November 02, 2017

Specifically the ADL reported 703 incidents involving harassment, including 62 bomb threats targeting Jewish institutions, as well as 584 instances of vandalism and a dozen physical assaults during the first nine months of 2017. The seven weeks following the Charlottesville rally saw 221 incidents of anti-Semitism. The Charlottesville rally was one of at least 33 public white supremacist events in the U.S.so far this year, which were supplemented with 188 incidents where white supremacists ... (more...)
Trump Calls for NYC Terrorist to Receive Death Penalty Trump Calls for NYC Terrorist to Receive Death Penalty
- November 02, 2017

Trump tweeted on Thursday morning that the case against Sayfullo Saipov, 29, "Should move fast". Sessions spoke Thursday at a federal prosecutor's office following Tuesday's terror attack that killed 8 people, saying the attacks were "another reminder of unsafe threats we face from Radical Islam terrorism". (more...)
Hamas hands over Gaza border crossings to Palestinian Authority Hamas hands over Gaza border crossings to Palestinian Authority
- November 02, 2017

Nazmi Muhanna, the Palestinian Authority's top official for border crossings, formally received control of the Rafah crossing with Egypt from his Hamas counterpart. Rafah had largely been closed since 2007, when Israel and Egypt tightened their blockades of Gaza in response to the Hamas takeover and in an attempt to prevent attacks by militants. (more...)
Tesla Model 3 Manufacturing Slowed by Production Issues Tesla Model 3 Manufacturing Slowed by Production Issues
- November 02, 2017

Although Tesla has made inroads among luxury vehicle buyers with the advanced technology and innovative design in its Model S sedan and Model X SUV, it is the Model 3 on which its long-term viability rests. The update showed total revenues for Tesla rose almost 30 percent from a year ago to $2.99 billion. Tesla earlier this year briefly eclipsed General Motors as the USA automaker with the biggest market capitalization, but shares have been under pressure for the last month on missed ... (more...)
Tillerson to make 1st trip to Myanmar amid Rohingya crisis Tillerson to make 1st trip to Myanmar amid Rohingya crisis
- November 02, 2017

In the Philippines, Trump will attend a summit of the USA and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, however he will skip the East Asia Summit that follows it, where other regional powers like China, Russia and India also take part. (more...)
Theresa May accused of failing to act over historical Westminster sex claims
- November 02, 2017

Now, having looked at the precise question Nandy asked I am not sure this is an entirely fair reading. She said: "I will say to her that I am very clear that the whips office - I hope this goes for all whips offices across this House - should make clear to people that where there are any sexual abuse allegations that could be of a criminal nature that people should go to the police". (more...)
Donald Trump Jr. jabs Clinton with weird Halloween joke Donald Trump Jr. jabs Clinton with weird Halloween joke
- November 02, 2017

In the immediate aftermath of Tuesday's deadly attack in Manhattan that left eight people dead, Trump leveled blame at his political rivals on Twitter , notably Democratic senator Chuck Schumer. She pointed out that the oppo research (that later spawned the dossier) was originally launched by Never-Trumper Republicans at the Washington Free Beacon . (more...)
India 'disappointed' with China blocking bid to blacklist militant leader India 'disappointed' with China blocking bid to blacklist militant leader
- November 02, 2017

China has repeatedly blocked India's effort to designate Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the world body under Pakistan's influence. "We are deeply disappointed that once again, a single country has blocked global consensus on the designation of an acknowledged terrorist and leader of UN-designated terrorist organization, Masood Azhar", Kumar said in a statement that did not name China. (more...)
GOP tax bill would eliminate medical expense deductions
- November 02, 2017

Some members also fear the GOP's tax effort in the House has shared some frustrating parallels with Obamacare repeal. Estate tax would kick in at $11.2 million, up from $5.49 million, but it would be fully repealed as of 2024. - The personal exemption, $4,050 a person in 2016, would be eliminated. And the bill would establish a lower tax rate of 25 percent for so-called "pass through" businesses such as partnerships that now pay taxes at their owners' individual rate. (more...)
U.S. says it's identified six Ruski officials as DNC hack suspects
- November 02, 2017

Wikileaks posted the DNC's emails as well as those of John Podesta, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBlumenthal: Trump-tied data firm reaching out to WikiLeaks "significant" Tillerson eliminates key State Department sanctions office: report Intel Dem: What's in dossier more important than who paid for it MORE's former campaign chairman, during the course of the 2016 campaign. (more...)
Leonardo DiCaprio Circling Tarantino's Manson Murder Movie Leonardo DiCaprio Circling Tarantino's Manson Murder Movie
- November 02, 2017

The American filmmaker is looking for a new home for his upcoming feature, now referred to as #9, after breaking ties with The Weinstein Company following the scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein , which has seen countless women accuse the disgraced former board member of sexual abuse and assault. (more...)
President Chuck Staben will remain at the University of Idaho
- November 02, 2017

Dr. David Brenner, who's now at the University of California. She was also that university's interim president in 2014. It's been reported Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra pay from foundations. (more...)
15 killed in Afghan oil tanker explosion 15 killed in Afghan oil tanker explosion
- November 02, 2017

The provincial health chief confirmed the death toll. Ten of the injured are in a serious condition, he added. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which came a day after up to eight people were killed by a suicide bomber in Kabul. (more...)
LeT, JeM in US' terror list shared with Pak
- November 02, 2017

Jaish-e-Mohammed also targets India , primarily the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the U.S. said. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who recently visited Pakistan and India, reportedly told a US Senate Committee that Islamabad was willing to target terrorists if provided with specific information about their whereabouts. (more...)
Witness describes Manhattan terror attack; investigators uncovering suspect details
- November 02, 2017

While no other details were immediately available, The New York Daily News reported the gunman emerged from a crashed Home Depot truck and opened fired after apparently plowing down four riders on a Lower Manhattan bike path. "The training and preparation worked", he said of the school security protocols. A large number of police vehicles could be seen near West Street and Chambers Street, which is near a community college, a high school and a few blocks north of the National Sept. (more...)
Manhunt underway for NC inmate who escaped during medical procedure Manhunt underway for NC inmate who escaped during medical procedure
- November 02, 2017

Anyone with information regarding Calloway's whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff's office at 828-250-6670. The Biltmore Forest Police Department confirmed the search at about 2:10 p.m., putting out an alert looking for a male subject in an orange jumpsuit - different from what he actually was wearing - and described as an "escaped inmate" in the area. (more...)
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Boosts Position in Independent Bank Group, Inc (IBTX) Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Boosts Position in Independent Bank Group, Inc (IBTX)
- November 02, 2017

Stephens set a $72.00 price objective on Independent Bank Group and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Monday, June 26th. The rating was upgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Wednesday, July 26 to "Buy". Hobart sold 7,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.00, for a total value of $487,500.00. (more...)
Congress leader walks in Sardar Patel Museum wearing footwear Congress leader walks in Sardar Patel Museum wearing footwear
- November 02, 2017

On the occasion of 142nd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, an event was organised by the Consulate of India on 31st October in Birgunj. Adding to this, Chief Postmaster General Alok Sharma said that Sardar Patel was not just a politician but a statesman because one is concerned only about the elections and Sardar Patel was such a visionary politician for the future generations. (more...)
Blocks of Terror: How the NYC Attack Unfolded Blocks of Terror: How the NYC Attack Unfolded
- November 02, 2017

The suspected terrorist also apparently bragged about his attack as he woke up in the hospital after surgery on Wednesday. Law enforcement cordoned off an apartment building in Paterson on Wednesday. "He's not a member of the mosque", says Paterson Councilman Andre Sayegh. Neighbors did not want to go on camera, but told CBS2's Meg Baker they've seen him over the last three months. (more...)
White House sees NY attacker as 'enemy combatant' White House sees NY attacker as 'enemy combatant'
- November 02, 2017

John McCain and Lindsey Graham, who said they thought the suspect should be taken to the American prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The Law of Armed Conflict governs global armed conflicts and protects prisoners of war. Graham served as a military prosecutor and defense attorney for the Air Force from 1984 until 1989, then worked in the private sector. The White House said today it sees the perpetrator of a deadly attack in NY an "enemy combatant", opening the door to his detention without ... (more...)
Dhanush's First Look From His Hollywood Debut With Berenice Bejo — Trending Dhanush's First Look From His Hollywood Debut With Berenice Bejo — Trending
- November 02, 2017

The Indian actor impresses the viewers with his simple look and charming smile. While the poster features the ensemble cast, the first look shows Dhanush in a white shirt and purple coat, considering what looks like some kind of an offer from his co-star, The Artist-fame French actor Berenice Bejo. (more...)
Robert Mercer to Step Down as Co-Chief of Renaissance Technologies
- November 02, 2017

Mercer said he was stepping down from his post as of January 1, 2018, and would also leave the hedge fund's board, the New York Times reported . "I have great respect for Mr. "In my opinion, actions of and statements by Mr. Yiannopoulos have caused pain and divisiveness undermining the open and productive discourse that I had hoped to facilitate". (more...)
Don't Forget! It's A Daylight Saving Time Weekend, Fall Back 1 Hour Don't Forget! It's A Daylight Saving Time Weekend, Fall Back 1 Hour
- November 02, 2017

Daylight Saving Time, which began in March, is slated to end at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5. The commission said in its final report that such a change could be beneficial "under certain circumstances". The idea of changing time zones has been broached in a handful of other Eastern states. MT State Senator Ryan Osmundson (R-Buffalo) introduced a bill in the state Legislature earlier this year to exempt Montana from the time-change, the bill died in committee. (more...)
BSF jawan killed in Pakistan's cross-border firing in J&K's Samba BSF jawan killed in Pakistan's cross-border firing in J&K's Samba
- November 02, 2017

He said that the attck was repulsed, but two CRPF troopers sustained minor injuries. A jawan of Border Security Force on Thursday attained martyrdom as Pakistani Rangers fired unprovoked along worldwide border in Samba sector . He further added that in response to misadventure of Pak Rangers, which started at 0930 hrs in which a BSF jawan attained Martyrdom while on patrol ahead of fence, BSF carried out calibrated retributive action against Pak Rangers in Samba Sector. (more...)
Woman Forced Into Marriage Plots to Poison Husband, Kills Relatives by Accident
- November 02, 2017

At some point after - and it's not exactly clear how - Bibi's mother-in-law used the tainted milk to make lassi , a yogurt-based drink popular in South Asia. Police arrested the woman, who they said confessed to the crime - and told them her cousin, who she'd wanted to marry, furnished the poison. Initially, the woman said a lizard had fallen into the milk and poisoned it. (more...)
U.S. could charge six Russian officials over DNC email hacking U.S. could charge six Russian officials over DNC email hacking
- November 02, 2017

While U.S. officials have speculated about Russia's role in last year's race since before Election Day, prosecutors have failed so far to formally blame any specific operatives with participating in the hacking. By identifying individual Russian military and intelligence hackers with charges the USA could make it hard for them to travel, but arresting and jailing them would be unlikely. (more...)
Quaid-e-Azam's daughter Dina Wadia passes away at 98 Quaid-e-Azam's daughter Dina Wadia passes away at 98
- November 02, 2017

Dina was born on the night between August 14 and 15 in 1919 and according to historian Stanely Wolpert, "She made a dramatic entry into the world, announcing her arrival when her parents were enjoying a movie at a local theatre in London". She and Neville lived in Mumbai and had two children before the couple divorced. The other is a painting of her mother, Maryam Jinnah. She visited Pakistan only to attend the funeral of her father in 1948. (more...)

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