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Muzaffarnagar derailment: 13 railway employees sacked from service Muzaffarnagar derailment: 13 railway employees sacked from service
- August 31, 2017

The sacked employees include a Junior Engineer and 11 "gangmen" or track maintenance personnel, and one hammer man. The sacking was done under section 14 (II) of the railways servants (decoupling & appeal) rules 1968 as the transporter has authority to take action against employees in case of serious lapse in duty even when inquiry is pending. (more...)
Couple accused of killing pregnant woman 'so they could steal her baby' Couple accused of killing pregnant woman 'so they could steal her baby'
- August 31, 2017

Ms Greywind's body was found wrapped in plastic in the Red River, Minnesota on Sunday. According to court documents, Crews applied for a court-appointed attorney because she's unemployed due to an illness she didn't specify, and said she has "no family able to help". (more...)
Technical Indicators Alerts: Citigroup Inc. (C), Caleres, Inc. (CAL) Technical Indicators Alerts: Citigroup Inc. (C), Caleres, Inc. (CAL)
- August 31, 2017

Hillcrest Asset Management LLC claims 274,560 shares with a value of $7,627,000. Quantbot Technologies LP purchased a new position in shares of Caleres during the first quarter valued at approximately $209,000. The ex-dividend date has been established as Thursday the 15th of June 2017. Costs associated with the Allen Edmonds acquisition and a reorganization of its men's brands led Caleres' profit to decline to $17.6 million, or 41 cents a share, down from $19.8 million, or 46 cents a ... (more...)
United Nations extends Lebanon peacekeeping; US, Israel spur some change United Nations extends Lebanon peacekeeping; US, Israel spur some change
- August 31, 2017

The U.N. Security Council unanimously renewed the mission known as UNIFIL for another year. Washington regards Hezbollah, which supports the Syrian government and has a strong presence in south Lebanon, as a terrorist organization. "UNIFIL can, of course, do better and do more", said French Deputy Ambassador Anne Gueguen, but she stressed that the force was indeed keeping the peace. (more...)
Houston airports reopening after Harvey Houston airports reopening after Harvey
- August 31, 2017

He served as a Texas congressman before becoming the 41st president. In a statement, the Bushes said Monday that while they're now at Walker's Point in Kennebunkport, their "hearts are in Houston". The nearby Millie Bush Dog Park is named after the Bushes' pet black-and-white English Springer Spaniel, who was a constant presence at the White House during Bush's presidency. (more...)
Feinstein clarifies: 'I'm under no illusion' Trump will change Feinstein clarifies: 'I'm under no illusion' Trump will change
- August 31, 2017

The California Democrat apparently shocked the San Francisco crowd who had gathered to hear her speak when she unexpectedly said that President Trump could "be a good president". "The duty of the American president is to bring people together, not cater to one segment of a political base; to solve problems, not campaign constantly", Feinstein said Wednesday in a statement. (more...)
'Wonder Woman' Director Patty Jenkins Responds To Praise From Hillary Clinton 'Wonder Woman' Director Patty Jenkins Responds To Praise From Hillary Clinton
- August 31, 2017

In an interview with Cosmopolitan , director Patty Jenkins responded to the praise the film received from the former Secretary of State and United States presidential candidate. If the Wonder Woman of 2017 was created to explore Diana Prince's mythical origin story, then Patty Jenkins plans to unleash a "full-blown" Amazonian when the sequel arrives in two years' time. (more...)
Muslim Foster Parents Return Christian Girl to Her Family Muslim Foster Parents Return Christian Girl to Her Family
- August 31, 2017

The Children's Commissioner for England Anne Longfield had expressed concern over the case of the girl who can not be legally identified, and said she would be ing Tower Hamlets Council - the local authority involved in the case. She said the case had a complex history and background. The order, handed down by the judge on Tuesday and made public the following day amid intense interest in the case, said an assessment of the foster placement determined the child was "settled and well cared ... (more...)
With 'The Nashville Statement,' Evangelical Leaders Up Their Homophobic Game With 'The Nashville Statement,' Evangelical Leaders Up Their Homophobic Game
- August 31, 2017

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry spoke out against the statement Tuesday afternoon, clearing up any possible confusion by the articles title. The statement was endorsed by a number of influential pastors and leaders at a Nashville conference Friday, including Southern Baptist pastor Jack Graham, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins , Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, President, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Russell Moore, and dozens of others. (more...)
LA City Council votes to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day LA City Council votes to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day
- August 31, 2017

The proposal had already been approved by a council committee. Los Angeles joins San Francisco and several other cities nationwide in honoring native Americans in lieu of Columbus. Christopher Columbus, for whom the federal holiday is named after, has always been a hero of the Italian American community, but he has also been accused of enslaving indigenous peoples and starting a process that led to the decimation of native American populations. (more...)
US Treasury yields trade mixed as North Korea tensions appear to alleviate US Treasury yields trade mixed as North Korea tensions appear to alleviate
- August 31, 2017

Global markets have been rattled by increased friction between North Korea and the world, especially this month. On Tuesday, the USA 10-year bond yield fell as low as 2.086 percent, its lowest level since November 10. "We suspect the North Korea problem, although not yet causing a rush to exit, will eventually take a negative toll on the markets", said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at First Standard Financial. (more...)
Japan Deputy PM Aso retracts remarks that cite Hitler's legacy Japan Deputy PM Aso retracts remarks that cite Hitler's legacy
- August 31, 2017

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso on Wednesday retracted a remark he made the previous day that could be seen as defending the motive behind the genocide of Jews by Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany. Aso said that remark was "inappropriate" and he would like to retract it and regretted having caused a misunderstanding. Aso made the comments while providing an example that politicians are remembered for the results they achieve regardless of their motivations. (more...)
Treece, other mayors join initiative to raise minimum wage Treece, other mayors join initiative to raise minimum wage
- August 31, 2017

Louis went into effect in May after a two-year court battle. St. Louis had raised the minimum wage to $10 an hour but the state passed a law returning it to $7.70 an hour. Greitens declined comment Monday but has said previously that the higher wage in St. Louis forces small businesses to either cut hours or cut jobs. (more...)
Georgia Lawmaker Threatens Black Attorney Over Her Pursuit To Remove Confederate Monument Georgia Lawmaker Threatens Black Attorney Over Her Pursuit To Remove Confederate Monument
- August 31, 2017

The former lawmaker did say she was "concerned" by the comments. Spencer told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution his comments weren't meant as a threat but a "warning to her of how people can behave about this issue". "Like, 'It is what it is.' I wasn't threatened , but I don't want to minimize it either". At this point, a third commenter jumped into the back and forth between Spencer and Jones, agreeing with the assertion that there is a cultural gulf between Atlanta and the rest of ... (more...)
Top Russian Diplomat Urges Gulf Arab States To Mend Ties With Qatar Top Russian Diplomat Urges Gulf Arab States To Mend Ties With Qatar
- August 31, 2017

He added that Moscow "attached great importance" to economic cooperation, including energy, between the two countries, a sentiment echoed by Sheikh Mohammed. A visit this week to the UAE and Qatar by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov showed no signs of having eased tensions among the Gulf Arab powers. (more...)
Insiders Selling, Short Interest Growing Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO)
- August 31, 2017

About 8.88 million shares traded. It is down 14.22% since August 29, 2016 and is uptrending. The Boothbay Fund Management Llc holds 35,897 shares with $1.18 million value, up from 18,500 last quarter. As per Monday, August 31, the company rating was downgraded by Vetr. As per Tuesday, November 24, the company rating was initiated by Suntrust Robinson. (more...)
Bronx woman found dead with apparent rosary beads stuffed down throat Bronx woman found dead with apparent rosary beads stuffed down throat
- August 31, 2017

She also had scratches and bruised on her face. EMS rushed her to Lincoln Hospital, but she did not survive. Jones was believed to be under the influence of some kind of drugs at the time, according to CBS New York . "But we don't know what happened". As stunned neighbors consoled each other, crime scene investigators went to work looking for clues and answers. "Anytime I'd see her, she was with her boys", she added. (more...)
WSU student gets whopping R14m #NSFAS allowance WSU student gets whopping R14m #NSFAS allowance
- August 31, 2017

Intellimali , a company that administers payments for students on financial aid at Walter Sisulu University (WSU), has threatened to pursue a case against a student who was mistakenly paid R14-million instead of the allocated R1 400 for food allowance. (more...)
Officer Shot in Arden-Arcade Area Officer Shot in Arden-Arcade Area
- August 31, 2017

School officials are also saying that parents should try to make arrangements with their kids to be picked up in the Subway parking lot on El Camino or the Whole Foods shopping center. Two CHP officers were shot first, before a sheriff's deputy was hit in the back of the hotel, from a room balcony, according to the sheriff's spokesman. (more...)
United States has more troops in Afghanistan than previously disclosed, Pentagon reveals United States has more troops in Afghanistan than previously disclosed, Pentagon reveals
- August 31, 2017

The number of USA boots actually on the ground in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, and the number officially reported by the military have been two different things for years, the Pentagon acknowledged Wednesday. Mac Thornberry, the Republican chairman of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, welcomed the change. Both McKenzie and Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said that there will likely be an announcement in the coming weeks of the actual number of troops in Iraq. (more...)
American Red Cross still in urgent need of blood donations American Red Cross still in urgent need of blood donations
- August 31, 2017

Additionally, they have sent six Emergency Response Vehicles from Des Moines. That includes providing shelter and supplies for thousands. More than 50 American Red Cross workers from the Tri-State area are in Texas. He predicts this disaster will affect more people and property than Hurricane Katrina did in 2005. While numerous Red Cross's services benefit victims across the United States, blood donations primarily stay local. (more...)
FEMA: Harvey Victims May Be in Shelters for FEMA: Harvey Victims May Be in Shelters for "Quite Some Time"
- August 31, 2017

The National Weather Service (NWS) warns that flash flood emergencies are in effect for some areas and the rain - which can be measured by feet rather than inches - is not letting up. "I have determined that this incident is of such severity and magnitude that effective recovery is beyond the capabilities of the state and local governments and that supplemental federal assistance is necessary", Edwards said in a statement. (more...)
BBB offers tips to help residents give to Hurricane Harvey victims BBB offers tips to help residents give to Hurricane Harvey victims
- August 30, 2017

You must be an online subscriber to view this story . Disasters like the flooding that has followed Hurricane Harvey , displacing thousands of people, always create a tremendous need for help - and a tremendous desire to provide that help. (more...)
Melania Trump Used Her Tropical Storm Harvey Trip to Debut FLOTUS Merch Melania Trump Used Her Tropical Storm Harvey Trip to Debut FLOTUS Merch
- August 30, 2017

Although there are many, many more serious problems plaguing the world, everyone can't stop talking about Melania Trump's shoes . I don't know why anyone should care what anyone wears when they're on their way to help people. The First Lady was inundated with online criticism for seeming out of touch by wearing the fashionable shoes. Some defended the first lady's fashion choice. (more...)
Chance the Rapper to Serve Up Chicken at New Chicago Restaurant Chance the Rapper to Serve Up Chicken at New Chicago Restaurant
- August 30, 2017

It's especially popular in the United Kingdom, where it operates more than 300 restaurants, and since 2008, it's been expanding in the U.S. If you're not sold by deliciously spiced chicken, maybe Chance the Rapper will help pique your interest. (more...)
Chance The Rapper To Grill Wings For Charity Chance The Rapper To Grill Wings For Charity
- August 30, 2017

He will man the grills, deliver Nando's PERi-PERi grilled chicken to fans and speak about the importance of supporting Chicago public schools and nurturing local talent. Over the past 12 months, Chano has proven to be a hometown hero for Chicago. Chance also made headlines back in March when he donated $1 million toward improving Chicago public schools, going as far as to meet with the IL governor about the dire conditions of the education system in the state. (more...)
Columbus statue split in half in Yonkers park Columbus statue split in half in Yonkers park
- August 30, 2017

Mark-Vivirito told the New York Post that "There obviously has been ongoing dialogue and debate in the Caribbean, particularly in Puerto Rico where I'm from, that there should be no monument or statue of Christopher Columbus, based on what he signifies to the native population". (more...)
Man's Leg Plunges Into Small Sinkhole In Brooklyn Man's Leg Plunges Into Small Sinkhole In Brooklyn
- August 30, 2017

Crews were able to safely rescue the 28-year-old. "I didn't know what was going on". Suarez was shook as he had no idea what the fate of his entire right leg would be. "I ran over there and he was stuck in the ground, and the fire department was just arriving when I got there", Joe Grunbaum of Kings County Autobody, Inc., which employs Suarez, told DNAinfo . (more...)
Moore Has Thin Lead Over Strange in Alabama Moore Has Thin Lead Over Strange in Alabama
- August 30, 2017

He joins Sarah Palin on the other side of the fence from Trump on Session's replacement. Luther Strange , who filled the vacancy left behind after Attorney General Jeff Sessions forfeited his seat to serve in the Trump administration. He said, "In this new political landscape, Moore will defend against anti-gun legislation, but also go on the offensive and roll back unconstitutional gun control laws". (more...)
Wajid Zia records statement at NAB Lahore Wajid Zia records statement at NAB Lahore
- August 30, 2017

Zahir Shah said on Wednesday, while addressing a press conference, that the reference against the Sharif family will be filed within due time. The sources disclosed that NAB Combine Investigation Team has served notice to the JIT members as they will record their statements as official witnesses. (more...)