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'We Only Shoot Black People' 'We Only Shoot Black People'
- September 01, 2017

Abbott is on leave after video showed him telling a passenger, "Remember, we only kill black people". He then asks if she's ever seen a video of a white person being shot. "She wants it to go away". Lance LoRusso , the officer's attorney, told WSB-TV that Abbott's remarks "must be observed in their totality to understand their context". (more...)
North Korea tensions at a 'tipping point,' China warns North Korea tensions at a 'tipping point,' China warns
- September 01, 2017

Wang reaffirmed China's principle stand of committing to the Korean Peninsula's denuclearization and opposing Pyongyang's ballistic missile launches . Ryabkov said the huge joint military drills between South Korea and the United States, which began on August 21, "had played their role in provoking Pyongyang into this new firing". (more...)
Rajiv Gauba takes charge as Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba takes charge as Union Home Secretary
- September 01, 2017

Rajiv Gauba, new Home Secretary of India. Mr Mehrishi's appointment to the audit body was announced within hours of his retirement from the Home Ministry. Mehrishi was brought in to Centre in October 2014 from Rajasthan where he was serving as Chief Secretary and speculation was that he was being groomed for the Cabinet Secretary post. (more...)
McCaskill says lawmaker should resign for hanging comment McCaskill says lawmaker should resign for hanging comment
- September 01, 2017

That included U.S. Sen. Missouri House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty said , "For the second time in recent weeks, a Missouri lawmaker has publicly hoped for someone to be murdered". A Missouri lawmaker is taking heavy criticism for his reaction to the vandalization of a Confederate memorial. He also used the term " black Negro " during a January committee hearing. (more...)
In 'Spirit Of Parity,' US Orders Russia To Close Consulate, 2 Annexes In 'Spirit Of Parity,' US Orders Russia To Close Consulate, 2 Annexes
- September 01, 2017

The legislation swept through Congress with bipartisan support, receiving only two "no" votes in the Senate and three in the House. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the United States has fully complied with Russia's demand to reduce staff at the U.S. (more...)
Sealed Air Corporation (SEE) Position Increased by Ray Gerald L & Associates Ltd.
- September 01, 2017

Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.16% of the company's stock. The share price of Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE ) was up +1.10% during the last trading session, with a day high of 44.41. The company's quarterly revenue was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter previous year. The 1 year EPS growth rate is 292.10%. Investors of record on Friday, September 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.16 per share. (more...)
Louisiana shelters hundreds of Harvey evacuees from Texas, prepares for more
- August 31, 2017

Trump's emergency declaration on Monday initially covers five parishes in southwest Louisiana: Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis and Vermillion. About three weeks ago, much of New Orleans was covered in several feet of water after a thunderstorm poured about nine inches of rain into the city and overwhelmed the city's drainage pipe system, which removes floodwaters from the city. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey victims are neo-Nazis, suggests Charlie Hebdo cover Hurricane Harvey victims are neo-Nazis, suggests Charlie Hebdo cover
- August 31, 2017

Besides the text, an illustration displays swastika flags and arms raised in a Nazi salute submerged in water. She wrote on her Twitter page, "So the idiots at Charlie Hebdo are cheering the #Houston #Harvey disaster b/c they claim it drowned neo-Nazis". (more...)
Swedish Police Confirm Officer Injured Investigating Attempted Murder Swedish Police Confirm Officer Injured Investigating Attempted Murder
- August 31, 2017

A Swedish police officer was stabbed in the neck Thursday in an alleged knife attack in the capital of Stockholm . Officers were called to a bogus burglar alarm in a suburb to the south of the city, and upon arriving instead of finding a householder in distress, their auto was pelted with heavy stones from a 10th floor flat in a tower block. (more...)
Wikileaks Hacked! Website Defaced by Ourmine Group. Challenge Complete, says Ourmine Wikileaks Hacked! Website Defaced by Ourmine Group. Challenge Complete, says Ourmine
- August 31, 2017

In the message it posted to the organisation's web address, OurMine jokingly begins to claim to be "testing your ..." before breaking off and reminding WikiLeaks about the time "you challenged us to hack you". " #WikileaksHack let's get it trending on twitter!" Upon investigating the hack, it was found out that there is no indication that the WikiLeaks servers and website had been compromised. (more...)
Iran train ahead South Korea's clash Iran train ahead South Korea's clash
- August 31, 2017

South Korea has qualified for the last eight World Cups, and former South Korea midfielder Shin Tae-yong has taken over as coach with the sole aim of extending that streak to nine. The venue of the match is at Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul. Grouped with China, Iran, Qatar, Syria and Uzbekistan, Korea is now in second place with 13 points from four wins, one draw, and three losses, just one point ahead of Uzbekistan. (more...)
Storm surge: AAA already seeing pump prices spike from Harvey Storm surge: AAA already seeing pump prices spike from Harvey
- August 31, 2017

All told, gasoline futures have surged by 13% since Friday afternoon, before Harvey disrupted a huge chunk of the nation's ability to turn oil into gasoline and other products like jet fuel. On Wednesday, Exxon announced the shutdown of its Beaumont, Texas refinery as well due to "operational issues" caused by Harvey. "Several refineries are offline, and the extent of the damage isn't known at this time". (more...)
Vehicle travel remains most popular way to get to work in Louth Vehicle travel remains most popular way to get to work in Louth
- August 31, 2017

Meanwhile, the number of people working in Dublin city and suburbs surpassed the half a million mark in 2016, with a daytime working population of 512,449, an increase of 9% on 2011. In contrast, just 2,330 people cycled to work in Cork city and suburbs, 1,874 in Galway, 968 in Limerick, and 395 in Waterford. The number of commuters who cycled or walked accounted for 22 per cent in 1986 but just 12 per cent in 2016. (more...)
New Wood and Steel Hybrid Rollercoaster Coming to Six Flags New Wood and Steel Hybrid Rollercoaster Coming to Six Flags
- August 31, 2017

This ride will have riders traveling in unique "face-off" seating. Six Flags Magic Mountain plans to build a new ride for thrill seekers who have no fear of heights. Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest regional theme park company with $1.3 billion in revenue and 20 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. (more...)
United Kingdom police charge man under terror laws over Buckingham Palace incident United Kingdom police charge man under terror laws over Buckingham Palace incident
- August 31, 2017

Police said three officers were slightly injured as they struggled to arrest a man who deliberately drove up to a police van in a restricted area on Constitution Hill, a road near the palace. "While we can not speculate on what the man was intending to do? this will be determined during the course of the investigation? it is only right that we investigate this as a terrorist incident at this time", Haydon had said. (more...)
Swiss President Doris Leuthard visits India, holds bilateral talks with PM Swiss President Doris Leuthard visits India, holds bilateral talks with PM
- August 31, 2017

He also said that transparency in financial transactions was a matter of concern worldwide. Notably, PM Modi visited Switzerland in June past year. "Globalisation and disarmament are of extreme importance for both Switzerland and India". The two leaders today held extensive talks on bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest. (more...)
Bihar Politician's Son Rocky Yadav Guilty Of Killing Teen, Says Court Bihar Politician's Son Rocky Yadav Guilty Of Killing Teen, Says Court
- August 31, 2017

Three other persons have also been held guilty in the case. Holding Rocky guilty for murdering the school boy, the court said that he had shot Aditya after getting enraged when his SUV was overtaken by the victim's vehicle. His father Bindi Yadav was accused of destruction of evidence to shield their son. All the four convicts were taken into custody soon after pronouncement of verdict and sent to Gaya central jail under tight security, police said. (more...)
'Governor won't intervene in AIADMK conflict' 'Governor won't intervene in AIADMK conflict'
- August 31, 2017

Even as the AIADMK led by Edappadi Palanisamy and O Pannerselvam is making arrangements to host a General Council meeting on September, Dinakaran has moved court to stop it. He said, "We will select a good person, somebody who does not harbour any thoughts of betrayal". Shocked over the number of MLAs ditching his camp, Palaniswami has ordered a rescue mission to somehow save his Government. (more...)
New North Korea Sanctions Could Be 'Dangerous,' Russia Foreign Minister Tells Tillerson New North Korea Sanctions Could Be 'Dangerous,' Russia Foreign Minister Tells Tillerson
- August 31, 2017

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that potential new sanctions against North Korea would be "dangerous". The United States and Russian Federation agreed Pyongyang's missile launch represented another serious violation of UN Security Council resolutions, while Lavrov urged the United States from taking military action against North Korea that could lead to "unpredictable consequences", the statement said. (more...)
Trapped bakers in Houston make pan dulce for flood victims Trapped bakers in Houston make pan dulce for flood victims
- August 31, 2017

Volunteers are now queuing in insane lines to help Harvey victims, but four employees at a Houston bakery jumped right into action this weekend - they single-handedly cranked out multiple tons of bread to donate to people affected by the storm. (more...)
RAIT Financial Trust (RAS) — Trend Analysis Report
- August 31, 2017

The stock of RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE:RAS) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, August 3 by Ladenburg Thalmann. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, August 15 by FBR Capital. Taking a broader look brokerage firms' analysts on the street with an expectant view have Rait Financial Trust (NYSE:RAS) high price target of $1.6 and with a conservative view have low price target of $1. (more...)
UNC denies white supremacist's request to speak UNC denies white supremacist's request to speak
- August 31, 2017

That's despite the fact that the university denied a request for Spencer to speak at the Gainesville campus earlier this month, citing "serious concerns for campus safety". As a means to "promote and encourage our campus community to engage in constructive conversation", Folt invited faculty, staff, and students to a September 6 program called " The First Amendment and Free Speech at UNC ." . (more...)
United Nations chief calls for lifting of Gaza blockade United Nations chief calls for lifting of Gaza blockade
- August 31, 2017

UN Chief Antonio Guterres ended Wednesday his three-day tour of Palestine and Israel by announcing $4 million aid for Gaza, which is living one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes the world have ever known. "A two-state solution that will end the occupation and, with the creation of conditions, also the suffering even to the Palestinian people, is in my opinion the only way to guarantee that peace is established and, at the same time, that two states can live together in security and in ... (more...)
Vera Bradley, Inc. (VRA) Stock Spikes Then Falls on Q2 Earnings Vera Bradley, Inc. (VRA) Stock Spikes Then Falls on Q2 Earnings
- August 31, 2017

The firm has "Buy" rating by Standpoint Research given on Monday, January 18. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 17 by Scotia Capital. The stock has "Hold" rating by Zacks on Friday, September 4. The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 0.5% while institutional stake was 88%. The stock increased 0.90% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $10.13. (more...)
Iraqi forces recapture last Daesh redoubt in Tal Afar Iraqi forces recapture last Daesh redoubt in Tal Afar
- August 31, 2017

The US-led coalition is supporting the progress of Iraqi soldiers with air strikes as they advance on the ground to defeat IS. Colonel Kareem al-Lami described the attack on the first lines of IS defences as "opening the gates of hell", according to Reuters . (more...)
Mattis contradicts Trump on North Korea Mattis contradicts Trump on North Korea
- August 31, 2017

Indicating a military option to deal with North Korea , Trump tweeted, "The U.S. has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money for 25 years". For its part, the US Defence Department's Missile Defence Agency announced a "complex" and successful missile defence flight test off Hawaii early yesterday, intercepting a medium-range ballistic missile target. (more...)
Benazir Bhutto assassination case: Pakistan court declares Pervez Musharraf absconder Benazir Bhutto assassination case: Pakistan court declares Pervez Musharraf absconder
- August 31, 2017

She further stated that they are waiting for justice for the past 10 years. They have also been fined Rs500,000 each; in case they do not pay the fine, they will have to spend another six months in jail, said the court. 23 Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP ) workers had also died in the attack. ATC Judge Asghar Khan announced the verdict in court, sentencing former Rawalpindi CPO Saud Aziz and former Rawal Town SP Khurram Shahzad- suspects out on bail - to 17 years in prison. (more...)
Houston Police Officer Dies In Hurticane Harvey Flood Waters
- August 31, 2017

Mayor Sylvester Turner said Houstonians should celebrate Perez's life, and be proud of the work he did. "And his response was, 'We've got work to do, ' " said Acevedo. Perez. His body was finally recovered at 8 a.m. Tuesday. "And I guarantee you when you take advantage of people and prey on them in these circumstances, that's despicable behavior and we're all going to push hard to make sure you don't see the sunlight anytime soon". (more...)
Ukraine's security service deports Russian journalist Ukraine's security service deports Russian journalist
- August 31, 2017

Earlier, the head of the Union of journalists of Russia Vsevolod Bogdanov told RT that the organization communicates with the OSCE about the situation with the journalist of the First channel Anna Kurbatova. "Her stay here will be cut short and she will be notified of a ban on entering Ukraine ". Kurbatova's report, aired at the weekend, focused on Mattis' visit and continuing hostilities in the east of the country despite a recent ceasefire. (more...)
Muslims Prepare for Hajj Pilgrimage Muslims Prepare for Hajj Pilgrimage
- August 31, 2017

This year it falls on August 30 - September 4. She said apart Arafat and Mina where pilgrims are supposed to sleep in tents as part of the Hajj , in other areas such as Madina and Mecca everybody had a hotel room to sleep. The Quran tells of how Abraham took the mother and child to Hijaz, a mountainous, barren land, and left them near the hills in what is modern-day Mecca , now also known as Makkah. (more...)