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White House slams Corker for remarks over Trump's competence White House slams Corker for remarks over Trump's competence
- August 25, 2017

He said they wanted to keep in mind "the American people and when they tour ". He wrote that his team was working with the White House to "prevent a government default" and "fund the government". But congressional leaders now view the Big Six's broad July statement as having built the four walls of the house and believe it's the job of congressional tax writers to furnish it, according to one of the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private. (more...)
Penn Station 'Summer of Hell' end date pushed back Penn Station 'Summer of Hell' end date pushed back
- August 25, 2017

Time-lapse of work being done at Penn Station on a recent weekend, weeks before major repairs began on Monday. An Amtrak crew was moving a New Jersey Transit train out of a railyard around 5 a.m. Other alternate travel options, discounted fares and cross-honoring will finish, peak-period express buses from Morristown, Madison, Summit, Maplewood, South Orange and Newark Broad Street to the Port Authority Bus Terminal will end and cross-honoring with private buses, the PATH and New York ... (more...)
Trump's Secretary of State suggests USA may not win in Afghanistan Trump's Secretary of State suggests USA may not win in Afghanistan
- August 25, 2017

New US policy of Pakistan is in talks again when earlier today Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met with powerful Pakistani generals on Thursday. Both sides, however, deny such an allegation. China has also warned Washington against triggering any "trade war" after Trump ordered an investigation into Beijing's intellectual property practices. (more...)
Trump's Afghanistan Strategy Relies On India And Pakistan Trump's Afghanistan Strategy Relies On India And Pakistan
- August 25, 2017

A group of diplomats, military officials and security experts from the two countries earlier this month held their third off-the-record meeting here to discuss thorny issues, including Pakistan's support for peace in Afghanistan, increasing U.S. (more...)
Chad shuts Qatar embassy, tells staff to leave Chad shuts Qatar embassy, tells staff to leave
- August 25, 2017

It pulled out its ambassador in January 2016 following attacks on the Saudi embassy in Tehran and its consulate in Mashhad. Saudi Arabia , United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt months ago cut diplomatic and transport links with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorist groups and fomenting unrest in the region. (more...)
Aetna envelope windows show HIV status, violating medical privacy Aetna envelope windows show HIV status, violating medical privacy
- August 25, 2017

Legal Action Center and AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania have called on Aetna to stop the mailings and fix the problems, noting that they had heard from Aetna customers in Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. (more...)
Iraqi Forces 'Completely Surround ISIL' In Tal Afar Iraqi Forces 'Completely Surround ISIL' In Tal Afar
- August 25, 2017

The Iraqi army also said on Thursday that they have seized five more villages on the eastern and southern outskirts of the city as part of the Tal Afar offensive , Reuters reported. Yehia Rasool, a senior Iraqi commander and former Tal Afar mayor said last month. Rasool added that their forces have killed almost 300 jihadists, but around 2,000 militants still remained in the city, according to Al Jazeera. (more...)
Trump jabs McCain, Flake in Arizona without naming them
- August 25, 2017

Trump on Tuesday night slammed Senate Democrats for opposing "great health care" in a recent vote against a repeal of the Affordable Care Act that would've stripped millions of health care coverage. "I will not mention any names", Trump said. Paul Gosar, Trent Franks and Andy Biggs - and thanked them. (CNN) - In the wake of President Trump's fiery speech in Arizona Tuesday night, Rep. (more...)
'Being open to students from around the world vital to United Kingdom success' 'Being open to students from around the world vital to United Kingdom success'
- August 25, 2017

They called for a major drive to integrate immigrants, warning that they increasingly lead "parallel lives" in Britain and proposed compulsory English classes for newly arrived migrants who can not speak it, funded by loans to be repaid once they reach a salary threshold like student loans. (more...)
Trump attacks Corker: 'Tennessee not happy' with GOP senator Trump attacks Corker: 'Tennessee not happy' with GOP senator
- August 25, 2017

Corker told reporters that Trump has "not demonstrated that he understands what has made this nation great and what it is today". Up until last week, Corker has staying clear of criticism of the President. "I can't remember calling over to talk to the president and not being immediately put through and having a conversation with him", Corker said in July. (more...)
BSP to skip Patna rally, says Mayawati BSP to skip Patna rally, says Mayawati
- August 25, 2017

Lalu Yadav , however, is keen to proceed with the rally as per schedule. "I had a talk with Mayawati". The RJD's rally is being seen as an attempt to forge a larger alliance to challenge the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is all set to take over the investigation in the Bihar "Srijan" scam in which government funds of over Rs950 crore were allegedly diverted to the account of an non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Bhagalpur. (more...)
Lummi tribe declares state of emergency over Atlantic salmon spill Lummi tribe declares state of emergency over Atlantic salmon spill
- August 25, 2017

Michael Rust, science adviser with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's aquaculture office, said farmed salmon tend to be domesticated, raised on feed and not used to catching fish or escaping predators. The company says crews are working to stabilize the farm, and "many fish are still contained within the nets". "The aquaculture industry, with numerous sites blocking critical wild salmon migratory paths, has been definitively linked to the decline of salmon stocks ... (more...)
UNIPORT: Protest over escape of suspected ritualist UNIPORT: Protest over escape of suspected ritualist
- August 25, 2017

A Chief Magistrate's Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has ordered that Inspector John Bosco Okoroeze be remanded in prison custody for the escape of a suspected ritual killer, Ifeanyi Dike. Another protester, Mr. Mike Elendu, described the handling of the matter by the police as poor and shocking, adding that a case of such magnitude should be handled with care. (more...)
U.S. Department of Treasury - Mnuchin - CREW U.S. Department of Treasury - Mnuchin - CREW
- August 25, 2017

So like any two people using government money to get a better view of a celestial event, they went up to the roof, put on their likely-designer eclipse glasses, planted their asses atop the $200 billion US gold reserve and looked up. Linton continued in her response to the critic: "Adorable!" The little-known actress later apologised through a publicist, saying "it was inappropriate and highly insensitive". (more...)
Beijing urges Washington to correct secondary sanctions 'mistake' Beijing urges Washington to correct secondary sanctions 'mistake'
- August 25, 2017

Earlier in the month, the UN Security Council imposed new sanctions on Pyongyang in response to two long-range ballistic missile tests in July. "We strongly urge the United States to immediately correct its mistake, so as not to impact bilateral cooperation on relevant issues", she added. (more...)
Principal tells students they can't wear leggings unless size 2 or smaller Principal tells students they can't wear leggings unless size 2 or smaller
- August 25, 2017

She specifically targeted students who wear leggings, a fashion choice she apparently has strong opinions about. "She went on to say that unless you are a size 0, 1, or 2, leggings make girls look fat or like sausages and should not be worn", the parent claims. (more...)
Panda cub wait will go on at Edinburgh Zoo, say keepers Panda cub wait will go on at Edinburgh Zoo, say keepers
- August 25, 2017

Tian Tian and Yang Guan are the only giant Pandas in the UK. She arrived on loan from the Far East in 2011 as part of a breeding pair - but there have been years of failed attempts, following artificial insemination attempts. "So she is about 30 days out now and pregnancy proper has now begun in what we think is a 37-day pregnancy". She is now living at Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland. (more...)
UN Approves New North Korea Sanctions Over Missile Tests UN Approves New North Korea Sanctions Over Missile Tests
- August 25, 2017

There were concerns in USA foreign policy circles that once the United Nations sanctions were implemented, Russian Federation may make up for the trade lost with China . The sanctions ban countries from buying North Korean coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood. "And if the Trump administration is continuing this robust sanctions campaign, then the next level is going to be some kind of action against a Chinese bank, which I think the leadership in Beijing wants to avoid", Ruggiero ... (more...)
Flake: Goal of Border Wall Is Not Just to 'Fulfill Campaign Promise'
- August 25, 2017

People familiar with McConnell's thinking say he has privately expressed dismay over Trump's criticism of fellow Republicans and his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia . Anti-Trump protestors put up an inflatable Trump - in a white robe with a Nazi symbol - and a giant sign that read "white supremacy will not be pardoned". (more...)
Jeff Flake: 'I Don't Worry' About Trump's Attacks Jeff Flake: 'I Don't Worry' About Trump's Attacks
- August 25, 2017

Ward for "crazy ideas" and "embarrassing behavior". But the Republican Party isn't the only major Party struggling to unite around a common message, Hanson noted as he pointed to the Democratic Party's struggle to placate liberal progressives while wooing the more moderate voters it lost to Trump in 2016. (more...)
In hypothetical GOP primary, Trump gets 50 percent of the vote
- August 25, 2017

At that same time , at a breakfast hosted by the Kentucky Farm Bureau, Senator McConnell said that although he is "a little concerned by some of the trade rhetoric not only by the President, who succeeded, but by the people who were running against him", he thinks that "we still have a selling job to point out to most Americans that trade is a victor for America". (more...)
Some French Bemoan Macron's $30K-in-3-Months Makeup Markup Some French Bemoan Macron's $30K-in-3-Months Makeup Markup
- August 25, 2017

Macron's personal make-up artist, known only as Natacha M, has submitted bills of $11,527.20 and $19,212.00 for work prior to Macron's TV appearances and other events, Le Point magazine reported. Not one for sartorial extravagance, when it comes to his wardrobe French President Emmanuel Macron has a go-to uniform of affordable, off-the-rack navy suits by Jonas et Cie. (more...)
Sen. Jeff Flake insists he wants to 'work with' Trump Sen. Jeff Flake insists he wants to 'work with' Trump
- August 25, 2017

Last week, the president tweeted that Flake is "WEAK on borders, crime and a non-factor in Senate". President Donald Trump huddled privately with potential Republican primary challengers to Arizona Sen. It was an unmistakable reference to McCain, whose surprise "no" vote sunk the push last month, angering Trump. Meanwhile, on the border issue, Flake said Arizona needs a secure border, and he's looking forward to working with Trump on that. (more...)
Despite risk of losing RS seat, Sharad to attend Lalu rally
- August 25, 2017

Three of JD (U ) members including Sharad Yadav, M P Veerendra Kumar, and Ali Anwar Ansari have rebelled so far. The decision was all taken on the spot when BJP extended its support to him after he resigned from the party. It is the RJD's major show of strength after the party was ousted from the Bihar government with the JD-U moving out of the Grand Alliance and joining back the NDA. (more...)
Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC) Investment Increased by Vanguard Group Inc Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC) Investment Increased by Vanguard Group Inc
- August 25, 2017

Finally, Signaturefd LLC acquired a new position in Omnicom Group during the first quarter valued at $203,000. It has underperformed by 15.55% the S&P500. It has outperformed by 48.51% the S&P500. In the market the company is trading up from yesterday's close of $72.66. It now has negative earnings. The Company's banking subsidiary is Northeast Bank. (more...)
Nikki Haley is after nuclear info Iran doesn't want her to have Nikki Haley is after nuclear info Iran doesn't want her to have
- August 25, 2017

The communiqué did not elaborate but this is likely a reference to the IAEA visiting military sites where the watchdog might suspect efforts to create an actual nuclear warhead. Yet Haley has made her concerns about Iran's ballistic missile program clear, asserting in an August 2 letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres that Iran's successful launch in July of a space vehicle able to deliver a nuclear weapon was a violation of the deal. (more...)
Kerala: RSS Worker Hacked to Death in 2016 Kodinhi Faisal Murder Case Kerala: RSS Worker Hacked to Death in 2016 Kodinhi Faisal Murder Case
- August 25, 2017

The BJP said had the police stepped up vigil following the Alinchuvadu incident, Bipin's murder could have been prevented. His body had 50 injuries. The police have not revealed the identity of those in custody. On August 2, another accused in the case Thayyil Lijeesh was injured when an Innova vehicle hit his motorbike at Parappanangadi. Bipin, 24, a coconut climber, was the second accused in the Kodinji Faizal murder case . (more...)
US Considers Sanctioning Pakistani Officials Close To Terror Orgs US Considers Sanctioning Pakistani Officials Close To Terror Orgs
- August 25, 2017

He said Pakistan had much to gain by partnering with the U.S.in Afghanistan - and "much to lose by continuing to harbor criminals and terrorists". Pakistan's opposition has asked Abbasi to cancel a scheduled visit by Pakistan's foreign minister to Washington . (more...)
Gunmen Attack Shi'ite Mosque In Kabul, Casualties Feared Gunmen Attack Shi'ite Mosque In Kabul, Casualties Feared
- August 25, 2017

According to Tolo News, eyewitness and residents said that a blast occurred inside the yard of Imam Zaman Mosque and gunfire continue in the area. No outfit has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack so far. (more...)
First Mukh Darshan on Ganesh Chaturthi First Mukh Darshan on Ganesh Chaturthi
- August 25, 2017

The only north-facing head of a dead person that could be found was the head of an elephant, and Shiva fixed the head on to Ganesha's body and brought him back to life. The areas of RV Road (off Lal Bagh Botanical Garden) and Gandhi Market in Bengaluru are packed with stalls showing awesome designs of the idols, including the current trend of "green" statues using clay rather than plaster-of-Paris. (more...)

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