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Hurricane Irma weakens, continues to lash Florida Hurricane Irma weakens, continues to lash Florida
- September 13, 2017

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency along the St. John's River, warning that flood waters, now at their highest level in history, could rise further. The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina and South Carolina Electric and Gas report most of the outages Monday morning were in Beaufort and Charleston counties. (more...)
Kansas Uninsured Rate Inches Down While Those In Medicaid Expansion States Plummet Kansas Uninsured Rate Inches Down While Those In Medicaid Expansion States Plummet
- September 13, 2017

States that expanded Medicaid had an average uninsured rate of 6.5 percent, compared with 11.7 percent among states including ME that did not, the Census Bureau reported. The Census numbers are considered the gold standard for tracking who has insurance because the survey samples are so large. The most notable changes in non-expansion states were in private insurance visit rates: all racial/ethnic groups increased significantly in the post-implementation period, with Hispanics utilizing ... (more...)
Turkey and Russia Sign Agreement on S-400 Anti-Missile System Turkey and Russia Sign Agreement on S-400 Anti-Missile System
- September 13, 2017

In an exclusive interview with Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany's worldwide broadcaster, the deputy minister said: "Turks are ignoring" the president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan . Erdogan stated that no country has the right to discuss Turkey's sovereign and independent decisions to enhance its military defense, stressing that military procurement seeks to guarantee the independence and national security of the country. (more...)
Cubs Game Notes For Wednesday vs. NY Mets Cubs Game Notes For Wednesday vs. NY Mets
- September 13, 2017

The White Sox and Cubs will face off later in the season than ever before. Similar two-game, home-and-home series will be played against the Tigers with the Cubs hosting the Twins for three at Wrigley Field (June 29-July 1) then traveling to Kansas City to face the Royals for three (August 6-8). (more...)
Reporter Says Trump Kissed Her During Campaign Reporter Says Trump Kissed Her During Campaign
- September 13, 2017

My body freezes. "It wasn't until hours later, when Secret Service took the extraordinary step of walking me to my vehicle, that the incident sank in", she wrote . Tur said that Trump's treatment of her frequently fluctuated between glowingly affectionate and downright hostile. Trump appeared to enjoy targeting Tur as an example of what he considered biased media and "fake news". (more...)
Millions of Florida Homes and Businesses Still Don't Have Power Millions of Florida Homes and Businesses Still Don't Have Power
- September 13, 2017

Rick Scott 's office reported Monday that 5.8 million people were without electrical power. Residents returning to the Florida Keys archipelago have found Hurricane Irma shredded mobile homes like soda cans and coated businesses with seaweed. (more...)
The future path of Hurricane Jose remains uncertain The future path of Hurricane Jose remains uncertain
- September 13, 2017

Parts of Eastern Canada including Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada could feel Jose's effects by next week. It comes as Hurricane Irma tore a path of destruction across the Caribbean and through the south east. Computer runs suggest the storm will keep out to sea about halfway between Cape Hatteras, N.C., and Bermuda, said Mark Malsick, S.C. Climate Office severe weather liaison. (more...)
America looks for further United Nations sanctions against North Korea
- September 13, 2017

But the measures sought by the USA were blunted by China and Russian Federation highlighting the powerful influence that Beijing and Moscow with their veto powers wield against Washington internationally when America can not act unilaterally. (more...)
House OKs measure condemning white nationalists House OKs measure condemning white nationalists
- September 13, 2017

Trump initially condemned the violence from " many sides" before calling out white supremacists, neo-nazis and the KKK by name, after two days of criticism. The resolution was prompted by the domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 11 and 12th. The resolution will go to the House next, where identical language has been introduced. (more...)
New North Korea sanctions will totally, maybe work New North Korea sanctions will totally, maybe work
- September 13, 2017

Meanwhile, the USA called for a UN Security Council meeting on Monday to vote on a resolution on "additional sanctions" against North Korea for its latest nuclear test . The resolution also bans North Korea from exporting all textiles anywhere in the world, as second largest export commodity. The vote stopped short of the initial proposal, which included an outright ban on oil. (more...)
Canadian electric company helps Irma victims Canadian electric company helps Irma victims
- September 13, 2017

They say they are just happy to help residents to recover from a storm with as much impact as Irma. "Even with Irma's downgrade to a tropical storm, Irma has caused widespread damage across the state and continues to cause power outages in Northwest Florida", said Jeff Rogers, Gulf Power spokesperson. (more...)
Sheriff: Baytown realtor was strangled in living room Sheriff: Baytown realtor was strangled in living room
- September 13, 2017

McDowell led sheriff's deputies and Texas Rangers to Crystal McDowell's body, which he had dumped in a wooded area in west Chambers County. As the waters receded and the weeks-long search for her body came to a tragic end, authorities arrested her ex-husband in connection to her murder this past Saturday. (more...)
Second-level education completion rate in Ireland among highest in OECD Second-level education completion rate in Ireland among highest in OECD
- September 13, 2017

In a separate report on Tuesday, the government's spending watchdog, the National Audit Office, said secondary schools in England were struggling to recruit enough teachers to keep up with retiring staff and rising pupil numbers. Amid growing expectation that the cap is about to be lifted for police and prison officers, representatives of 13 unions called for more money to be found to retain and reward teachers, as well as nurses, council staff and civil servants. (more...)
Netanyahu slams Iran as he arrives for Latin America visit Netanyahu slams Iran as he arrives for Latin America visit
- September 13, 2017

Today, it has Latin America's largest Jewish community and one of the world's biggest. Israel's Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to lobby President Donald Trump to change or cancel the Iran nuclear deal at his upcoming meeting with the USA leader in late September. (more...)
Authorities Consider Felony Charges After Pets Tied Up, Abandoned in Hurricane Authorities Consider Felony Charges After Pets Tied Up, Abandoned in Hurricane
- September 13, 2017

Both have said they intend to file felony prosecutions against anyone who left their dogs outside during the storm, provided that they can gather enough evidence against those individuals. The Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control is asking anyone who can to take in animals they see who were left out during the storm. Willingly giving up your pet in Palm Beach County means you give up ownership and therefore can not get the pet back after Irma passes. (more...)
India hits back on United Nations rights chief's remark on Rohingyas India hits back on United Nations rights chief's remark on Rohingyas
- September 13, 2017

Mr. Rijiju, while reacting to Mr. Hussein's statement, said, "But the United Nations and other worldwide organisations do not understand the internal security or national security problems of India . "Assessments of human rights should not be a matter of political convenience", India said in a sharp statement that sought to rebut the top United Nations human rights official criticising India over New Delhi's move to deport Rohingya Muslims staying illegally in the country. (more...)
Trump escalates aggressive rhetoric against North Korea Trump escalates aggressive rhetoric against North Korea
- September 13, 2017

It will also ban the export of all textiles, the official said , noting that in 2016, the North Korean regime earned $760 million through those sales - making it the largest economic sector that UN Security Council had not yet touched. "President Xi would like to do something", Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a speech in North Dakota. Moreover, China's Big Four state-owned banks have stopped providing financial services to the new North Korean clients. (more...)
Iranian leader slams Myanmar over Rohingya Muslims issue Iranian leader slams Myanmar over Rohingya Muslims issue
- September 13, 2017

Zarif lamented that the Myanmar government has so far failed to meet minimum demands for protecting the Muslim community and bringing to justice those responsible for the atrocities. "They don't know whom to approach to address their grievances". The Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, another Nobel laureate, also criticised Suu Kyi this week for remaining silent over her country's treatment of the Rohingya. (more...)
Judge Who Wore MAGA Hat Gets Suspended Judge Who Wore MAGA Hat Gets Suspended
- September 13, 2017

He said he had bought several MAGA hats as historical memorabilia, not as a Trump supporter. In doing so, he violated a fundamental principle of judicial ethics and, particularly in view of the controversy surrounding Trumps campaign, engaged in serious misconduct, ” the council panel wrote. (more...)
Peru expels North Korea ambassador as new United Nations sanctions ratified
- September 13, 2017

The Security Council is due to vote in NY on a US-drafted resolution to impose new restrictions on the rogue state following its sixth and largest nuclear test, carried out just over a week ago. Experts believe the isolated regime is close to its goal of developing a powerful nuclear weapon capable of reaching the United States, something President Donald Trump has vowed to prevent. (more...)
Hurricane Katia continues strengthening in Gulf Hurricane Katia continues strengthening in Gulf
- September 13, 2017

As reported by news agency Press Trust of India , the Red Cross said that more than 1.2 million people have already been hit by Hurricane Irma and the number could rise to 26 million. Key West International Airport will be closing Wednesday night for all commercial flights. Residents in some areas were also forced to evacuate. The hurricane is expected to be near the southwest coast of Florida Sunday afternoon. (more...)
Oracle Corporation Trimmed to Oracle Corporation Trimmed to "Hold" By Research Firm Zacks
- September 13, 2017

The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, July 24 by Stifel Nicolaus. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of KEYS in report on Wednesday, June 7 with "Buy" rating. California Public Employees Retirement reported 0.03% stake. Oracle has a 52 week low of $37.62 and a 52 week high of $52.61 with a P/E ratio of 23.75 The company's market cap is now $0. (more...)
'DaddyOFive' YouTube parents handed five-year probation sentence on child neglect charges 'DaddyOFive' YouTube parents handed five-year probation sentence on child neglect charges
- September 13, 2017

The couple responsible for the YouTube channel " DaddyOFive " was sentenced to five years of probation on Monday after being found guilty of child neglect. The Martins may no longer contact the two children involved in the case, as well as their biological mother Rose Hall, unless they receive court permission. (more...)
Yes' Yestival Tour Canceled Following Death of Steve Howe's Son Yes' Yestival Tour Canceled Following Death of Steve Howe's Son
- September 13, 2017

Virgil , who was 42, was due to kick off a United Kingdom tour with Little Barrie tonight at the Portland Arms in Cambridge. "Please respect their privacy during this hard time". Bassist Lewis Wharton added: "I am utterly devastated to lose my friend and a positive force in my life". The remaining dates on Yes' Yestival Tour with Todd Rundgren and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy have been scrapped following the unexpected death of guitarist Steve Howe's younger son, Virgil . (more...)
New UN sanctions will further squeeze, but not choke, Pyongyang New UN sanctions will further squeeze, but not choke, Pyongyang
- September 13, 2017

The UN Security Council is set to vote on Monday to impose new sanctions on North Korea after the United States watered down the text of a resolution to appease China and Russian Federation. The United States dropped demands that Kim be added to a UN sanctions blacklist , hitting the North Korean leader with an assets freeze and global travel ban. (more...)
UN Imposes Toughest-Ever Sanctions on North Korea UN Imposes Toughest-Ever Sanctions on North Korea
- September 13, 2017

The upcoming UN Security Council vote comes shortly after a panel of UN experts said in a report last week that Syria and North Korea were backing each other's missile development programs, highlighting cooperation in "prohibited chemical, ballistic missile and conventional arms", namely Syria's Scud missile programs and the maintenance and fix of surface-to-air missile air defense systems. (more...)
Haley: Sanctions will 'starve' N Korea into ending nuclear programme Haley: Sanctions will 'starve' N Korea into ending nuclear programme
- September 13, 2017

The experts said implementation of existing sanctions "lags far behind what is necessary to achieve the core goal of denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula. "The North Korean regime has not yet passed the point of no return", she added. But FireEye points out that hackers can swap them into other, more anonymous cryptocurrencies - or move them elsewhere and eventually withdraw them in traditional currencies like South Korean won or US dollars. (more...)
Irma could bring flash floods to Cobb County Irma could bring flash floods to Cobb County
- September 13, 2017

Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke told CNN 200,000 people remained in shelters and more than 5 million were without power , but the top priority was search and rescue as daylight revealed the damage from the storm overnight. No deaths in Florida were immediately linked to the storm. Last week it killed at least 37 people as it crossed the Caribbean. "Everything has been destroyed where I work". (more...)
Officers involved in Freddie Gray's death won't face federal charges Officers involved in Freddie Gray's death won't face federal charges
- September 13, 2017

Six officers faced criminal charges but were not convicted for Gray's death a week after the ride, which sparked violent protests and a riot in downtown Baltimore. DOJ has been investigating whether police officers violated Gray's civil rights during the events that led to his death. Michael E. Davis, an attorney for the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. (more...)
Seattle mayor resigns after latest sexual abuse allegation Seattle mayor resigns after latest sexual abuse allegation
- September 13, 2017

The announcement comes just hours after the Seattle Times reported new allegations that Murray sexually abused a relative in the 1970s. Urbanist Cary Moon had done so prior to the latest allegations, first in May, and reiterated that sentiment in a press conference on Tuesday, calling Murray's response to the allegations "deeply inappropriate and harmful". (more...)

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