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Hasina assures shelter, food for Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence Hasina assures shelter, food for Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence
- September 13, 2017

What are the crimes of the women, children, the innocent people? The Rohingyas, a stateless mostly Muslim minority in Buddhist-majority Rakhine, have long experienced persecution in Myanmar, which says they are illegal immigrants. The surge has overwhelmed the Bangladesh authorities, who are scrambling to find land to build more camps, including on the inhospitable and uninhabited Thengar Char island - recently renamed Bhashan Char - despite reluctance on the part of Rohingya leaders and ... (more...)
Pyongyang: Pyongyang: "Categorically" reject new sanctions, promise "greatest pain" on the US
- September 13, 2017

Most experts believe a preemptive strike against North Korea would be perceived as an attempt at regime change, and its military leadership would likely lash out at South Korea with artillery and chemical weapons. Smuggled supplies included diesel fuel and other goods that the isolated country could not produce themselves. The two halves have grown far apart during more than six decades of division. (more...)
Britain, EU announce date of next round of Brexit talks
- September 13, 2017

It will say the United Kingdom has the largest defence budget and development budget in Europe, while it has also committed to invest at least 50% of development spend in fragile states and regions. With the largest defence budget in Europe, the largest Navy British troops and planes deployed across land, air and sea in Europe, our role in the continent's defence has never been more vital. (more...)
Next round of Brexit negotiations postponed to September 25
- September 13, 2017

There was no immediate official comment from the European Commission, which is the EU executive. Labour MP Chris Bryant, a leading supporter of the pro-EU Open Britain campaign, said: "The Government's intention to continue to share a deep foreign policy and security relationship with the EU in future is welcome, but it makes a mockery of their threat to leave the EU with no deal at all". (more...)
President Trump's Tax Reform Push Targets 2018 Senate Battleground States President Trump's Tax Reform Push Targets 2018 Senate Battleground States
- September 13, 2017

The rest, including Sen. Trump was expected to reach out to still more moderate Democrats on Wednesday. President Trump won all but New Jersey and Virginia in November, taking the Second Congressional District in ME for the first time for a Republican since the 1980s. (more...)
Motorway accident claims lives of 14 including 3 children Motorway accident claims lives of 14 including 3 children
- September 13, 2017

According to a spokesperson for the National Highways and Motorways Police, at least 14 people were burnt to death and six others got injured when a passenger van caught fire after colliding head-on with a trailer in Pakistan's Rawalpindi district, a city in Punjab province. (more...)
7 in public liberal arts colleges 7 in public liberal arts colleges
- September 13, 2017

In addition, McDaniel has been named among "A+ Schools for B Students", highlighting colleges that "truly seek a broad and engaged student body", according to U.S. It's interdisciplinary and in many ways interactive and conversational, as we encourage students to show us what they'll bring to campus and to visit campus to see the educational excellence first-hand. (more...)
Desmond Tutu pleads for the protection of Muslims in Myanmar Desmond Tutu pleads for the protection of Muslims in Myanmar
- September 13, 2017

The Rohingya have always been subjected to discrimination in mostly Buddhist Myanmar , which regards them as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and denies them citizenship even if they have lived in the country for generations. The U.S. ambassador has met Myanmar officials to discuss "allegations of violence conducted by both the security forces and civilians" and access for humanitarian groups, she said. (more...)
Kailash Satyarthi calls for review of safety measures in schools Kailash Satyarthi calls for review of safety measures in schools
- September 13, 2017

Schools will be safer only if there is a mass movement against child abuse", Satyarthi said when a student asked him about the incident in the Gurugram school. "I'm declaring truceless war against increasing atrocities on children". He also appealed to the youth to join the march to ensure the safety and security of the children, who are the future of India. (more...)
Yankees make themselves at home as visitors against Tampa Bay
- September 13, 2017

NY is 78-65 overall this season and 38-38 on the road, while Tampa Bay is 71-74 and 36-35 at home. Gray gave up one unearned run on six hits with five strikeouts and two walks over 5 2/3 innings in a 9-1 win at the Orioles his last start. Sabathia escaped with a no-decision last time out at Baltimore after surrendering five runs and eight hits - three homers - over 5 1/3 innings in a 7-6 setback. (more...)
Russia Advocating Conciliatory Approach to North Korea Russia Advocating Conciliatory Approach to North Korea
- September 13, 2017

North Korea commemorated the 69th anniversary of its founding on Saturday, holding large patriotic displays of dancing and devotion to the Kim family. 6, 2017, in Washington. Both leaders "condemned North Korea's continued reckless and risky behavior" and reaffirmed the importance of close coordination at the United Nations . (more...)
Nations slap N Korea with more sanctions
- September 13, 2017

Haley struck a softer tone Monday than she had last week, when she said Kim Jong Un was "begging for war" and United States patience was "not unlimited". It also prohibits North Korean imports of liquefied natural gas and condensates. Most experts believe a preemptive strike against North Korea would be perceived as an attempt at regime change, and its military leadership would likely lash out at South Korea with artillery and chemical weapons. (more...)
State Senate approves $3 billion Foxconn incentive package State Senate approves $3 billion Foxconn incentive package
- September 13, 2017

The bill passed on a vote of 20-13. The state Assembly is scheduled to take up the incentives package tomorrow. The Foxconn deal has been in a constant state of evolution since Governor Scott Walker announced in July that the company intends to bring a factory to southeast Wisconsin. (more...)
Equifax Faces Multi-Billion Dollar Lawsuit After Hack Equifax Faces Multi-Billion Dollar Lawsuit After Hack
- September 13, 2017

In a posting on the Canadian part of its website , Equifax says it is "working night and day to assess what happened". "The information accessed primarily includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver's license numbers", Equifax said in a press release. (more...)
Minnesota Native Heads to International Space Station Minnesota Native Heads to International Space Station
- September 13, 2017

The Soyuz MS-06 manned spacecraft carrying three global crew members on board, docked automatically with the worldwide Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, a Roscosmos source told TASS. Both Misurkin and Acaba are spaceflight veterans, while this will be the first flight for Vende Hei. They will join the current ISS crew of Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazansky, NASA astronaut Randolph Bresnik and ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli. (more...)
Peru says expelling North Korean ambassador over nuclear program Peru says expelling North Korean ambassador over nuclear program
- September 13, 2017

The last resolution against North Korea , passed by the Security Council on August 5, prohibited United Nations member states from buying coal, iron ore and other key commodities from North Korea , a move meant to cut the country's export revenue by US$1 billion annually, according to Council members. (more...)
Jose now expected to be hurricane by Wednesday night Jose now expected to be hurricane by Wednesday night
- September 13, 2017

It had maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour as of the 11 p.m. advisory. According to the Weather Channel , residents of Lesser Antilles and areas which have already been hit by Hurricane Irma are advised to keep an eye on the updates on Jose. (more...)
Iran's Supreme Leader Condemns Myanmar Violence Iran's Supreme Leader Condemns Myanmar Violence
- September 13, 2017

The outcry in Congress reflects the dismay and confusion of the stoic group of Suu Kyi's supporters in Washington that nurtured her throughout her more than 15 years under house arrest and protected her interests as her country emerged from military dictatorship to hold largely democratic elections in November 2015. (more...)
Rain, wind continues through Tuesday morning Rain, wind continues through Tuesday morning
- September 13, 2017

We begin the morning with wet roadways, but the wind speeds aren't too bad. The heaviest rain will occur across the western and northern parts of the state. The isolated tornado threat is something we need to consider on the outer edges of a tropical system, but looks to be very low for both days. "If you don't secure your garbage can, it just means it won't blow as far away if the winds were higher". (more...)
Oklahoma State Football Player Arrested On Felony Drug Charges Oklahoma State Football Player Arrested On Felony Drug Charges
- September 13, 2017

The O'Colly first reported Vaughn's arrest. Vaughn was a three-star recruit coming out of Forney High School and was one of the Cowboys' earliest commitments in the 2017 class, according to Oklahoma State's website. After knocking on the door again and receiving no response, the officers waited outside discussing their options, according to the affidavit. Inside, officers found small flakes of a "green leafy substance" on a desk and identified it as marijuana. (more...)
WHAT'S HAPPENING: Deaths, floods, misery from Irma hit South WHAT'S HAPPENING: Deaths, floods, misery from Irma hit South
- September 13, 2017

As Hurricane Irma makes its way north across Florida , officials warn that storm surge is likely in certain areas. Much of eastern Alabama and coastal SC also were under tropical storm warnings as Irma pummeled Florida , weakening on its march northward. (more...)
Tigers' Michael Fulmer, Victor Martinez undergo procedures Tigers' Michael Fulmer, Victor Martinez undergo procedures
- September 13, 2017

The 3-4 month recovery indicates Fulmer will be ready for spring, though with the Tigers rebuilding, it stands to reason they will be cautious with their prized young arm. The right-hander, who had been experiencing numbness in his fingers, lost his last six decisions and didn't win after July 15. Ausmus said Fulmer never used the symptoms as an excuse for his struggles. (more...)
Lee schools call staff in for cleanup Wednesday Lee schools call staff in for cleanup Wednesday
- September 13, 2017

The Pinellas County school system has announced it will reopen for classes on Monday, Sept. 18. Here's what other school districts are doing. Schools will first undergo a cleaning, and then a deeper sanitation. We will add more schools openings to this page when they come in to our newsroom. School officials thought it was good to postpone classes after Hurricane Irma forced many to evacuate from the Suncoast region and also caused widespread flooding and wind damage to homes ... (more...)
United States corn, soybean production up slightly from August United States corn, soybean production up slightly from August
- September 13, 2017

USDA corn production estimates also edged higher, from 14.153 billion bu.in August to 14.184 billion bu.in September. Combined with substantial carryout in corn , price forecasts are reduced to a range of $2.80 to $3.60 per bushel. Most of these private estimates are in the 166-168 bushel range, which would still be the third biggest US yield ever, according to Krueger. According to Farm Futures senior grain analyst Bryce Knorr, USDA didn't make any huge changes, but it wasn't enough to ... (more...)
Frustration as Florida Keys residents try to return home Frustration as Florida Keys residents try to return home
- September 13, 2017

He says there is "devastation" and he hopes everyone who stayed behind survived Irma. Puerto Rico: More than 6000 residents of the U.S. territory are in shelters and many more without power . ET, were expected to increase as the storm moved north. Meanwhile, the threat of tornadoes looms across northeast Florida and southeast portions of Georgia and SC through tonight. (more...)
Irma Recovery Could Require 11M Meals, 24000 Tarps And More Irma Recovery Could Require 11M Meals, 24000 Tarps And More
- September 13, 2017

Hurricane Jose strengthened to an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm Friday , with maximum sustained winds near 150 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center . He drove to St. Helena Island in coastal SC with a truckload of supplies to get his cabin, boat and sailboat storm-ready - but wasn't sticking around after seeing footage of Irma's Caribbean devastation. (more...)
Hurricane Irma Hits Florida as Cat 4; Path Further West Than Expected Hurricane Irma Hits Florida as Cat 4; Path Further West Than Expected
- September 13, 2017

Meanwhile, authorities have sent an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to Florida to assist in search-and-rescue operations amid reports of devastation in the Keys, which felt Irma's full fury when it blew ashore Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane. (more...)
Georgia, South Carolina under hurricane watch as Irma nears Georgia, South Carolina under hurricane watch as Irma nears
- September 13, 2017

Storm surges, especially after the early morning high tide, were expected to bring up to 15 feet of water flooding inland in the Tampa area. Tracking models showed Irma would make landfall on the Keys and head along Florida's west coast, slamming the state that is a major tourism hub, with an economy comprising about 5 percent of USA gross domestic product. (more...)
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...)

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