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Disaster declared in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastates island Disaster declared in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastates island
- September 22, 2017

More than 60 percent of the island was without electrcity. Payne said she called some of her friends in Puerto Rico, and though they all are safe, the damage done to their community is "severe". Puerto Rico was ceded to the United States after the Spanish-American War in 1898, and Puerto Ricans became USA citizens in 1917. I mean, the American model and the European model both had this landfall like within five miles. (more...)
Mattis says USA effort on North Korea aims for diplomatic solution Mattis says USA effort on North Korea aims for diplomatic solution
- September 22, 2017

In Seoul, some South Korean opposition politicians saw Mattis's comments as another sign that South Korea is losing its voice in global efforts to deal with the North's nuclear program. "We must be willing to be persuaded by them". "Not all good ideas come from country with the most aircraft carriers", he added. "It is still a diplomatically led effort", he said, pointing to the UN Security Council's recent adoption of two sanctions resolutions against Pyongyang. (more...)
Meet the incredible rescue dog in Mexico that helps with search efforts Meet the incredible rescue dog in Mexico that helps with search efforts
- September 22, 2017

As rescue efforts continue in Mexico following the 7.1 magnitude quake that struck on Tuesday, we're learning of the many acts of heroism taking place throughout the country. At least 21 children and four adults have been found dead at that crumbled school, where rescue dogs are among those now looking for any survivors. (more...)
Ataturk airport closed for traffic after jet crashes Ataturk airport closed for traffic after jet crashes
- September 22, 2017

The Cessna Citation VII crashed and slid off of the runway before catching fire. The jet crashed as it was landing, Dogan said. Turkish Airlines Chief Executive Bilal Eksi said both runways at the airport were now operational. Pictures taken shortly after the crash showed a huge plume of black smoke could be seen coming from the airport. Ataturk is Europe's fifth-busiest airport with more than 60 million passengers choosing to travel from the hub in 2016. (more...)
Chinese universities 'limiting admission of North Korean students' as nuclear crisis escalates Chinese universities 'limiting admission of North Korean students' as nuclear crisis escalates
- September 22, 2017

Security Council unanimously adopted tough new sanctions that included a cap on oil imports, a ban on textile experts and other measures. China and Russian Federation are both permanent members of the UNSC, which means they wield a veto power; but while they have had differences with the United States on how to deal with North Korea , they opted not to veto the latest sanctions resolution. (more...)
North Korea: Sanctions Will Accelerate Our Nuclear Development North Korea: Sanctions Will Accelerate Our Nuclear Development
- September 22, 2017

He thinks it's unlikely the USA would accept the reality of North Korea having intercontinental ballistic missiles, with nuclear warheads, capable of threatening United States territory and the mainland. Four more of Japan's 34 PAC-3 units, largely used to defend the capital region, were relocated to southwestern Japan recently after North Korea warned of sending missiles toward the U.S. (more...)
South Korean President Calls For Eased Tensions Over Nuclear Crisis
- September 22, 2017

UNICEF's regional director for East Asia and the Pacific Karin Hulshof said in a statement before the decision the problems North Korean children face "are all too real". SEOUL-South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday the country is pushing to ensure security at next year's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics amid rising tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons programs. (more...)
Ivanka Trump says she struggled with postpartum depression Ivanka Trump says she struggled with postpartum depression
- September 22, 2017

During an interview with Mehmet Oz, better known as Dr Oz, US President Donald Trump's eldest daughter, who also serves as his senior adviser, described the period after the birth of each of her three children as a "very challenging, emotional time". (more...)
Abbott, Paxton want places of worship considered for Harvey FEMA aid Abbott, Paxton want places of worship considered for Harvey FEMA aid
- September 22, 2017

Any funds granted to houses of worship would be allocated in accordance with FEMA's standard policies and procedures for other nonprofits. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas). "These religious institutions are central to our communities, provide vital services for our friends and neighbors, and are often the first to open their doors during a devastating crisis offering aid to those in need". (more...)
'We Will Be Putting More Sanctions on North Korea' 'We Will Be Putting More Sanctions on North Korea'
- September 22, 2017

Abe, through a translator, echoed the president and said that pressure must be applied on Pyongyang "in a robust manner". North Korea's top diplomat slammed U.S. Beijing's foreign ministry said the North Korea issue should be solved through "political and diplomatic means" in imposing economic sanctions on Pyongyang. (more...)
United Nations has exhausted options on North Korea: US envoy Haley
- September 22, 2017

Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Friday as she previewed Trump's Tuesday speech. "Honestly, I think the United States should be doing ... They also came as world leaders begin arriving in NY for the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly this week, where North Korea will be high on the agenda. (more...)
Federal judge nominee questioned about controversial comments Federal judge nominee questioned about controversial comments
- September 22, 2017

Before being named the first assistant attorney general of Texas , Mateer served as general counsel at the First Liberty Institute , a religious advocacy group. "'Throuple, ' so that's three people coming together of different sexes, maybe mixed sexes". Somebody wanted to marry a tree. "You read the New Testament and you read about all the things and you think, 'Oh, that's not going on in our community.' Oh, yes it is". (more...)
Provincial test scores show some public board students struggling in math Provincial test scores show some public board students struggling in math
- September 22, 2017

Despite the dismal math results all around, the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board celebrated the leveling off of a steady decline in math scores in Hamilton and across the province. The low results in math also show up in the board's Grade 3 and 6 students. "While we are proud of the achievement of our students on the provincial assessment over the past several years, we see opportunities for growth and improvement". (more...)
Valerie Plame Wilson Fundraised For Clinton Campaign Valerie Plame Wilson Fundraised For Clinton Campaign
- September 22, 2017

The article, published on the website The Unz Review , made a number of blanket statements about Jewish people. The article written by Phillip Giraldi alleges "Jewish groups and deep pocket individual donors not only control the politicians, they own and run the media and entertainment industries", and takes aim at several high-profile public figures, including Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and political adviser. (more...)
South Korea urges North Korea to abandon nukes, seek talks
- September 22, 2017

The foreign ministry statement, carried by the country's official news agency KCNA , said: "The increased moves of the U.S. and its vassal forces to impose sanctions and pressure on the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] will only increase our pace towards the ultimate completion of the state nuclear force". (more...)
President Trump teases decision on Iran
- September 22, 2017

In a scathing rejoinder to USA president Donald Trump following his remark suggesting the complete annihilation of North Korea , Pyongyang said Trump's threat was akin to the "sound of a dog barking" and Trump's belief that he could scare North Korea was nothing but a " dog dream ". (more...)
The Marine Corps Will Soon Graduate Its First Female Infantry Officer The Marine Corps Will Soon Graduate Its First Female Infantry Officer
- September 22, 2017

Since the course opened up, more than 30 female officers have attempted it and failed. After graduation, the woman is expected to lead a platoon of infantry Marines, according to the Post . At least one of those four women attempted the course twice, but did not complete it. In the past, the Marines were often viewed as the most resistant to full gender integration in the military, the Post noted. (more...)
Medals unveiled ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics Medals unveiled ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics
- September 22, 2017

So far, no North Korean athlete has qualified for PyeongChang, though there has been talk of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) granting wild cards, something previously proposed by Choi Moon-soon, governor of the Gangwon province that will host the Winter Games. (more...)
1 construction worker killed, another critically hurt in fall from Midtown building 1 construction worker killed, another critically hurt in fall from Midtown building
- September 22, 2017

The Medical Examiner will determine the cuase of death and a police investigation was continuing. A worker has died in a fall from a residential high-rise construction site in New York City's financial district. Another man was airlifted off of a large ship near Staten Island Thursday afternoon after police said he fell 35 feet. He was pronounced dead at the scene. (more...)
United Kingdom police arrest another teenager in London tube attack investigation United Kingdom police arrest another teenager in London tube attack investigation
- September 22, 2017

Neither has been charged. 30 people were injured in the attack, although nobody was killed. SAS hero Big Phil Campion described the attack as a "pound shop effort" after it was claimed by ISIS. Thirty people were injured when an improvised explosive device camouflaged inside a paint bucket partially detonated on a London Underground train at Parsons Green station on Friday. (more...)
Police arrest two more men over London train bomb attack Police arrest two more men over London train bomb attack
- September 22, 2017

Neither has been charged. The bomb exploded just after the train drew into Parsons Green, an elevated station in a quiet and affluent part of West London . Faroukh moved from Syria to Surrey and had been living with a foster couple before moving out to Staines - who had also taken in the first man arrested over the terror attack. (more...)
Trump turns to sanctions, diplomacy on North Korea
- September 22, 2017

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi repeated China's calls for calm and the de-escalation of tensions on Thursday. Four sources told Reuters China's central bank has told banks to strictly implement United Nations sanctions against North Korea. (more...)
Nadal, Fed lead Europe in first Laver Cup Nadal, Fed lead Europe in first Laver Cup
- September 22, 2017

Named after Australian legend of the game Rob Laver and with a Ryder Cup-inspired format, this new global tennis tournament will be held at the same time annually - save during Summer Olympics years - and will alternate between European and non-European locations. (more...)
WTO economists project greater trade expansion in 2017 WTO economists project greater trade expansion in 2017
- September 21, 2017

However, the rapid pace of trade growth in 2017 is unlikely to be sustained next year for a number of reasons and the increase could be at a more moderate 3.2 per cent, the forecast cautioned. The modest bounce back in oil prices appears to have helped investment in the United States, the WTO said, noting however that current crude prices of around $50 (42 euros) per barrel were still well below 2014 peaks. (more...)
Halloween Display In East Tennessee Prompts Sheriff's Department Warning Halloween Display In East Tennessee Prompts Sheriff's Department Warning
- September 21, 2017

The Greene County Sheriff's Department in Greenville posted a photo of a frightening Halloween decoration in front of a homeowner's driveway to their Facebook page, asking those in the neighborhood who passed by to not call 911, KHQ reports . (more...)
'Vicious' sanctions will only speed up nuclear programme: NKorea 'Vicious' sanctions will only speed up nuclear programme: NKorea
- September 21, 2017

The Treasury has put IPC on its sanctions blacklist in June, claiming it provides oil to North Korea and may have helped them dodge sanctions. It is crucial to understand the political perspectives of North Korean leaders. This approach by Trump is welcomed by the current Abe administration that seeks a tough stance towards the militarization of North Korea based on the unsafe missile and nuclear ambitions of this nation. (more...)
California sues Trump administration over plan for US-Mexican border wall California sues Trump administration over plan for US-Mexican border wall
- September 21, 2017

The California suit says former Secretary DHS John Kelly and Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke were not authorized to issue the waivers that would allow the wall to be built without meeting regulatory standards required by 34 federal agencies that protect USA interests ranging environmental and conservation assets to archeological resources and religious freedom. (more...)
Burglary: Two Women Arrested After Search Warrant in E. Wichita Burglary: Two Women Arrested After Search Warrant in E. Wichita
- September 21, 2017

Two women have been arrested in the east part of Wichita, following an investigation by police department burglary detectives, and the Special Investigations Bureau. He said there was no security for workers inside the facility and that they had complained about that to management. "We do not believe this to be a random event". (more...)
US Halts Arms Sales To Recep Tayyip Erdogan Bodyguards US Halts Arms Sales To Recep Tayyip Erdogan Bodyguards
- September 21, 2017

At the start of their meeting Thursday in New York, Trump heaped praise on Erdogan, who has been criticized for a crackdown in Turkey following an attempted coup a year ago. Trump added that Erdogan is "involved very, very strongly and frankly he's getting very high marks". Nine protesters were injured in a clash with Erdogan's bodyguards outside the Turkish embassy in Washington in May, after the Turkish president met with President Trump to discuss. (more...)
Cassidy-Graham is like previous Affordable Care Act repeal bills Cassidy-Graham is like previous Affordable Care Act repeal bills
- September 21, 2017

An analysis of the Republicans' latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act claims that the effect on CT could be severe. Critics of repeal-and-replace legislation say block grants can sound appealing while doing much damage to states such as Missouri. (more...)

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