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Twitter pauses verification process after controversy over Charlottesville organizer Twitter pauses verification process after controversy over Charlottesville organizer
- November 09, 2017

But no matter which camp you fall into, having a verified account signifies one thing: Twitter is acknowledging that it knows who you are and is vouching for you. Actor Michael Ian Black was particularly aggrieved. That's the opposite of what Twitter has claimed it wants, but its actions continue to be at odds with its stated goals. (more...)
USA spent $5.6 trillion on wars since 9/11 USA spent $5.6 trillion on wars since 9/11
- November 09, 2017

In fact, the report estimates that overseas conflicts have cost $23,386 per United States taxpayer. "There are all these other costs behind the spear, and there are consequences of using it, that we need to include". Meanwhile, the amount that the US government is spending on Veterans has also shot up by around $300 billion, while analysts predict that the figure spent on Veterans benefits over the next 40 years will reach a further $1 trillion. (more...)
Forecast: Weather conditions to turn colder tonight, Thursday Forecast: Weather conditions to turn colder tonight, Thursday
- November 09, 2017

Saturday NightPartly cloudy, with a low around 36. Thursday has partly to mostly cloudy skies and highs are in the mid-50s. Even cooler temperatures are in store Friday , as highs are expected to top out at 44 degrees. Sunday night - Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Monday Night: Mostly clear - low around 37. By Sunday afternoon highs will fall back to the low/ mid-60s with continued partly cloudy conditions and have winds from the northeast at 5-15 miles per hour. (more...)
Harlem Pre-K closed after child dies from alleged food allergy Harlem Pre-K closed after child dies from alleged food allergy
- November 09, 2017

Silvera went into anaphylactic shock after he ate the sandwich, and was taken to hospital where he later died, according to a GoFundMe page whose details were confirmed by ABC7. The money was also committed to the cost of a "second and independent autopsy", because it's "unclear where responsibility for Elijah's death will fall between the pre-K and the hospital itself", the page said. (more...)
Lagos police arrests Bobrisky Lagos police arrests Bobrisky
- November 09, 2017

This comes after he stated in a social media post that he is gay, whether in jest or seriously, this is unclear. Alimi who is known for his uncanny views on gay rights has launched a campaign with the hashtag #FreeBobrisky and he is asking every Nigerian to support the campaign. (more...)
Technical Scrutiny: CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL), Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) Technical Scrutiny: CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL), Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)
- November 09, 2017

The market cap of 80.91B for Starbucks Corporation in today's market indicated its current strength, making the company's shares a lucrative one. Ameriprise Financial Inc. CenturyLink, Inc. most recently reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.46 for the June 2017 versus $0.63 in the same quarter a year ago, representing -27% growth. (more...)
US, Turkey resume 'limited' visa services US, Turkey resume 'limited' visa services
- November 09, 2017

Turkey has been angered by what it sees as Washington's reluctance to hand over US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who Ankara blames for orchestrating last year's failed coup. Turkey has protested US support for the PKK/PYD, the Syrian offshoot of the PKK, a designated terrorist organization by Turkey and the USA, while Washington sees it as a "reliable ally" in its fight against Daesh in Syria. (more...)
Rick Pitino knew of bribe to lure Brian Bowen to Louisville Rick Pitino knew of bribe to lure Brian Bowen to Louisville
- November 09, 2017

Former AAU basketball coach Christian Dawkins and a Louisville assistant coach were recorded by FBI investigators implicating Pitino. Pence said federal investigators reviewed Dawkins' phone calls from their wiretap and looked at Pitino's phone records . (more...)
Va. congressman Bob Goodlatte won't see re-election Va. congressman Bob Goodlatte won't see re-election
- November 09, 2017

With Goodlatte's tenure as chairman ending next year, Goodlatte called this a "natural stepping-off point" for his political career. In a tweet Thursday, the Virginia Republican said, "It's been an honor to serve #VA06 - thank you for your support and trust". (more...)
'Disturbing' findings: Airport screeners miss most weapons 'Disturbing' findings: Airport screeners miss most weapons
- November 09, 2017

CBS said it was "more than 70 percent", while ABC reported the number 80 percent was "in the ballpark". "We are focused on staying ahead of a dynamic threat to aviation with continued investment in the workforce, enhanced procedures and new technologies". (more...)
Boris Johnson praises Donald Trump as a 'great global brand' Boris Johnson praises Donald Trump as a 'great global brand'
- November 09, 2017

He also defended Trump's controversial tweets, saying they were an effective means of communication "no matter how rambunctious". "And, yes, a lot of people don't like it, but a lot of people relate to it". He gave the statement on Tuesday under pressure from Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband Richard who demanded that the foreign secretary say clearly that "she was just there on holiday". (more...)
International Development Secretary Priti Patel replaced & Theresa May's failing goverment International Development Secretary Priti Patel replaced & Theresa May's failing goverment
- November 09, 2017

But this time, at least, our prediction was on: Mordaunt is taking Patel's place in Cabinet. Fellow Brexit supporter Priti Patel resigned from the position on Wednesday over undisclosed meetings with Israeli officials. "That means she must unequivocally commit to the spirit, as well as the letter, of Britain's pledge to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on worldwide development, and face down those in her party who want to merge DFID into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office". (more...)
(Update) TPP chief negotiators fail to agree on trade deal without US (Update) TPP chief negotiators fail to agree on trade deal without US
- November 09, 2017

Australian trade minister Steven Ciobo said the meeting was "very good" but did not confirm that agreement had been reached. Vietnam's foreign minister Pham Binh Minh started out the talks on Wednesday by underscoring the challenges faced by the members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum despite recent improvements in regional and global growth. (more...)
Twins kidnapped from Plymouth found in ME with mother, police say Twins kidnapped from Plymouth found in ME with mother, police say
- November 09, 2017

Plymouth Police Chief Michael Botieri told reporters that the girl's 35-year-old mother and her 38-year-old boyfriend, whose identities were not released by police, were arrested and are being charged with kidnapping. Police in MA said during a press conference that Ford and her boyfriend were taken into custody and were facing kidnapping charges. The girls' mother and her boyfriend have not yet been identified. (more...)
PSP merger won't affect PPP: Khursheed Shah PSP merger won't affect PPP: Khursheed Shah
- November 09, 2017

Soon after Sattar and Kamal's joint press conference, MQMP's Member of National Assembly (MNA) Ali Raza Abidi also announced to quit the party and resign from NA-251 seat. Both announced the formation of a new political party. He said he stands with the party's name and the election symbol. "Whatever our identity will be, it certainly won't be MQM because that name will always belong to the party's founder", the PSP chairman said, referring to the leader of MQM-London. (more...)
Dennis Rodman to Trump: 'Please Help Us' with North Korea Dennis Rodman to Trump: 'Please Help Us' with North Korea
- November 09, 2017

North Korea vowed to hold on to its nuclear arsenal as President Donald Trump arrived in South Korea on Tuesday. Moon would love to hear Trump abjure preventive war, but he will be relieved if the president simply sticks to a script that repeats prior USA policy statements on North Korea, and abstains from personal insults and threats toward Kim Jong Un that diminish prospects for diplomatic dialogue. (more...)
Trump, Xi to jointly fight terrorism in South Asia: China Trump, Xi to jointly fight terrorism in South Asia: China
- November 09, 2017

Xi said USA financial institutions were welcome to invest in the Belt And Road initiative - China's policy to boost trade and investment along traditional trade routes to Europe by improving infrastructure. Korean businesses do not have a plan to announce any investment plans in the US during Trump's visit from Tuesday to Wednesday as they already outlined a set of investment plans in June when President Moon visited the U.S. (more...)
GST Council meet in Guwahati today GST Council meet in Guwahati today
- November 09, 2017

Meanwhile, Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi who is part of the GST Council has said that tax rates on 80 per cent items falling under the 28 per cent bracket are expected to be reduced. The various items that may become cheaper in the near future include wooden furniture, plastic products, toilet and bath accessories, shampoo, etc. (more...)
North Korea's Nuclear Tests Are Causing Birth Defects and Destroying the Environment
- November 09, 2017

Defectors claimed residents had received no warning prior to the tests being conducted and that local species such as trout and pine mushrooms have vanished following the first test in 2006. Using commercial satellite images North Korea monitoring organization 38 North identified "significant movement of equipment, mining carts, material and netting" in an area where little or no activity had been seen for the past several months. (more...)
Colombia announces record 12-ton cocaine seizure worth over US$360m
- November 09, 2017

Mr Santos linked the cocaine to the drug-trafficking gang known as the Gulf Clan, which has become one of the biggest threats to security since a peace deal was signed past year with FARC rebels. In addition to drugs, the gang deals in illegal mining and most of its estimated 1,500 members formerly served in the ranks of right-wing paramilitary groups. (more...)
Trump sees 'solution' to North Korea crisis in talks with Xi Trump sees 'solution' to North Korea crisis in talks with Xi
- November 09, 2017

While a senior White House official insisted earlier this week that Trump would make no trade-offs on his trade agenda in order to elicit more support from China in pressuring North Korea , Trump himself has signaled a willingness to make concessions on trade in exchange for stepped up pressure on Pyongyang from Beijing . (more...)
Donald Trump presses China to act on North Korean threat Donald Trump presses China to act on North Korean threat
- November 09, 2017

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) of China are presenting a united front following two days of meetings despite lingering differences over trade and North Korea. A sophisticated system has been built to deny online users within China access to blocked content. The United States and China had clashed on issues from cyber security to trade in the final years of the Obama administration, though they had struck a landmark climate deal during Obama's 2014 visit to ... (more...)
In Pakistan a passenger bus fell off the bridge In Pakistan a passenger bus fell off the bridge
- November 09, 2017

Abbas said that most of the injured were discharged from hospital after receiving medical treatment, but at least 10 seriously wounded passengers were sent to Rawalpindi, a garrison city adjoining the capital Islamabad . The bus fell from a height of about 46 meters. Following the reports of the accident, Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif expressed a deep sense of sorrow and grief over the loss of human lives in the incident. (more...)
Indigo passenger manhandling: Airlines submits report, frames whistleblower as main culprit Indigo passenger manhandling: Airlines submits report, frames whistleblower as main culprit
- November 09, 2017

Air India recently took to Twitter to post their new ad, that reads, "Unbeatable Service" with "beat" written in a different colour. IndiGo Airlines on Tuesday issued an apology after a video surfaced in which an airline staff and a passenger can be seen engaging in a brawl at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. (more...)
Harvey Weinstein Rep Responds to NYPD Investigation, Doesn't Think Indictment Is Imminent Harvey Weinstein Rep Responds to NYPD Investigation, Doesn't Think Indictment Is Imminent
- November 09, 2017

Weinstein's behalf in the appropriate course of the investigation, and we strongly believe we will demonstrate that no criminal charges are warranted". "This happened seven years ago. We immediately contacted the district attorney of NY, and we started working the case together". Since his hard fall from grace, Weinstein retreated to Phoenix for a voluntary rehab program. (more...)
Monorail services hit after fire in 2 coaches at Mysore Colony station Monorail services hit after fire in 2 coaches at Mysore Colony station
- November 09, 2017

While no casualties were reported, monorail services were cancelled on the route. However, the fire has now been controlled. The fire brigade immediately rushed to the spot, and the fire was doused within 15 minutes. However, the fire did not cause any injuries or loss of life as the Monorail was being taken from Wadala Monorail Depot to Chembur and it was empty. The two coaches of a train went up in flames around 5.20 am on Thursday. (more...)
Sachin Tendulkar's fond memories of Mumbai Ranji Trophy dressing room Sachin Tendulkar's fond memories of Mumbai Ranji Trophy dressing room
- November 09, 2017

Ajinkya Rahane and Shreyas Iyer who returned back after India's series against New Zealand gave the team the necessary boost. "We have won 47 per cent of our matches so far". "Ranji Trophy is a platform for players to make a name and claim for national team earlier", said Rajput. As time went by, I grew up. Baroda, in contrast to Mumbai , are without the two Pathan brothers - last year's captain Irfan and his brother Yusuf. (more...)
Tom Brady isn't masking his respect for the Broncos Tom Brady isn't masking his respect for the Broncos
- November 09, 2017

The Raiders, who are set to move to Las Vegas in 2020, surrendered a home game past year to play in Mexico and will again serve as the home team next week. Denver lost their fifth round draft pick Jake Butt for the season with an injury. "The best time to turn it around is against a team like this that's not going to beat themselves", Broncos running back C.J. (more...)
Oh Lord, Kim Davis Is Running For Reelection Oh Lord, Kim Davis Is Running For Reelection
- November 09, 2017

Davis spent five days in jail in 2015 after refusing to follow a judge's order to issue the licenses. A gay man who was denied a marriage license by a Kentucky county clerk says he is seriously considering running against her for re-election in 2018. (more...)
Starbucks offering 'buy one, get one free' holiday drinks for 5 days Starbucks offering 'buy one, get one free' holiday drinks for 5 days
- November 09, 2017

It's time to spread the holiday cheer. As for what drinks are available to choose from, there's the gingerbread latte, the chestnut praline latte, the eggnog latte, the peppermint mocha, the caramel brule latte, and the holiday spice flat white. (more...)

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