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Amarillo High School trio named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists Amarillo High School trio named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists
- September 24, 2017

To reach the semifinalist level, the students joined about 1.6 million other juniors in more than 22,000 high schools who took the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. With their scores, they've conquered the first step to becoming National Merit Scholars . Beachy said that, while she's eagerly waiting to see if she becomes a National Merit finalist later in the year, she's also looking ahead to college. (more...)
Iran, India, Oman, hold meeting in NY Iran, India, Oman, hold meeting in NY
- September 24, 2017

Supreme Leader ayatollah Ali Khamenei's military advisor, Yahya Rahim Safavi is quoted by a state affiliated news agency as labelling Trump's statements "foolish" and "deceitful". During his meeting with the Japanese foreign minister, Zarif also said that if the US aims at renegotiating certain parts of the JCPOA, Iran will demand renegotiation on the whole agreement. (more...)
Quake detected near North Korean nuclear test site Quake detected near North Korean nuclear test site
- September 24, 2017

The launch has been linked to North Korea's signal of intent that it means to target the US Pacific island territory of Guam, which is the home of important military assets and appears well within the Hwasong-12's range. "The most probable hypothesis at present is that this is a outcome of the previous event, which was of a significant magnitude and may still have repercussions in a fracture zone", Mr Zerbo said. (more...)
Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) Short Interest Up 206.1% in August
- September 24, 2017

It has a 13.93 P/E ratio. It operates through four divisions: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Wealth and Asset Management. This is assuming the current $0.48 EPS is accurate. Goldman Sachs Group accumulated 269,395 shares. Nuveen Asset Management owns 219,986 shares. Fifth Third Bancorp is a bank holding company and a financial holding company. (more...)
McCain may have just killed Republicans' last chance to repeal Obamacare McCain may have just killed Republicans' last chance to repeal Obamacare
- September 24, 2017

He said he believes Republicans and Democrats can do better working together. It estimates that while the state would receive more federal funds in 2020 and 2021 under the Graham-Cassidy bill, it would lose 36% of its federal funding for Medicaid expansion and marketplace subsidies in 2022. (more...)
Oklahoma State's unsafe trio will beat TCU by at least 2 TDs Oklahoma State's unsafe trio will beat TCU by at least 2 TDs
- September 24, 2017

In 2015, Boren questioned if the Big 12 was "psychologically disadvantaged" because it only had 10 teams. Gary Patterson and the No. 16 Horned Frogs are ready to be a part of the Big 12 championship conversation. The Pokes have converted 56.4 percent (fifth-best nationally). The Over is 11-4 in the Cowboys last 15 conference games. The Tigers make their first trip to Lane Stadium since 2011. (more...)
Jennifer Lopez Donating One Million Dollars to Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts Jennifer Lopez Donating One Million Dollars to Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts
- September 24, 2017

Lopez added that she and boyfriend Alex Rodriguez are piling their sway to "garner support for Puerto Rico and Caribbean relief efforts". With the help of a fellow New Yorker and a major icon in the entertainment industry, Governor Andrew Cuomo launched a statewide collection effort for Puerto Rico, recently devastated by Hurricane Maria . (more...)
Getting state or federal aid for Irma losses Getting state or federal aid for Irma losses
- September 24, 2017

Earlier this month, the SBA conducted damage assessments in the two counties. Businesses and nonprofits in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Broward , Clay , Collier, Duval , Flagler , Hillsborough, Lee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach , Pinellas, Putnam and Saint Johns counties are eligible for both physical and economic injury disaster loans from the SBA. (more...)
Iran unveils its new long-range ballistic missile Iran unveils its new long-range ballistic missile
- September 24, 2017

In February, Iran test-fired the same medium-range type of missile, prompting Mr. Trump to say that the United States is "putting Iran on notice". "We are going to strengthen our military capabilities which are necessary for deterrence", Rouhani said at the event, in remarks relayed by the semi-official FARS news agency. (more...)
Global Markets: North Korea rhetoric heats up, lifting bond prices, yen
- September 24, 2017

The CTBTO executive secretary said there had in fact been two tremors. "It could be a natural quake that really was man-made as the nuclear test would have transferred a lot of stress", he said. North Korea said its recent nuclear test was a detonation of a thermonuclear weapon built for its developmental intercontinental ballistic missiles. (more...)
McCain gives thumbs down to health bill McCain gives thumbs down to health bill
- September 24, 2017

John McCain shocked everyone yesterday (Friday, September 22) by saying he won't be voting for the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal Obamacare next week. The Republican Party, despite campaigning ferociously for Obamacare repeal for almost seven years, could never agree on how to turn those promises into reality without sending the healthcare industry into a tailspin. (more...)
Chicago heat wave sets record high for 5th day in row Chicago heat wave sets record high for 5th day in row
- September 24, 2017

The previous latest streak of more than four days in a row of temperatures above 92 degrees was September 16-19, 1955. Saturday's high of 95 degrees beat the previous record high of 91 set in 1937. It's hot, but it's not record-breaking heat in Findlay. The temperature in Islip set a new record high of 84 degrees, the weather service said. The forecast high for Tuesday was as high as 89 degrees in some areas, within striking distance of the record high of 90 for September 26 set in 1998. (more...)
US Defence Secy. Jim Mattis to visit India next week US Defence Secy. Jim Mattis to visit India next week
- September 24, 2017

India has already extended $3-billion aid to Afghanistan and has a progressing bilateral trade with it. India could also be seen as an intermediary between Iran and Russian Federation - with whom U.S. President Donald Trump last month announced the new strategy and called for contribution of India in the reconstruction of Afghanistan. Afghan News Agency on Twitter , become a fan on Facebook . (more...)
Iran launches new ballistic missile Iran launches new ballistic missile
- September 24, 2017

Rouhani afterward told a news conference that the Trump administration is seeking "an excuse" to pull out of the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement that capped Iran's nuclear activities in return for the lifting of global sanctions on Iran. If he does not, Congress has 60 days to decide whether to reimpose sanctions waived under the deal. "If American officials think that they can pressure Iran by walking out of the deal, they are making a big mistake". (more...)
Worldwide collections and day wise break up of Haseena Parkar Worldwide collections and day wise break up of Haseena Parkar
- September 24, 2017

As the film shuttles between past and present, it passionately lists down gang wars and criminal activities that led to Dawood's rise as a crime lord and terrorist and its repercussions on his family, including his sister Haseena, who was summoned to the Court once (2007), despite the many offences registered against her. (more...)
Congress needs to fix our broken immigration system: Letter to the Editor Congress needs to fix our broken immigration system: Letter to the Editor
- September 24, 2017

Fifteen state governments, led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D.), have brought suit against the administration, seeking a block on the end of DACA . Immigration hardliners, including in the White House, are concerned that a law might allow beneficiaries to eventually become USA citizens, and they in turn would sponsor their parents and close relatives for lawful permanent residence, enlarging the number of legal immigrants in the country. (more...)
Defying Trump, Iran says it will boost missile capabilities Defying Trump, Iran says it will boost missile capabilities
- September 24, 2017

The Khorramshahr missile "has a range of 2,000 kilometers [1,243 miles] with ability to carry multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV) within a range of 1,800 kilometers", according to the Tasnim news agency , which is seen as having close ties to Iran's Revolutionary Guards. (more...)
Men seen in CCTV footage of Corrie McKeague have been identified Men seen in CCTV footage of Corrie McKeague have been identified
- September 24, 2017

This weekend, Suffolk Constabulary will be stationed in the centre of Bury St Edmunds where Corrie, 24, was last seen, in attempt to jog people's memories about the events of 12 months ago. It took a route which appeared to coincide with the movements of his phone. Police had initially ruled out searching the landfill site, but later revealed a bin lorry, seized shortly after the gunner vanished, was carrying a heavier load than first thought. (more...)
Muslims 'attached' to Europe despite discrimination Muslims 'attached' to Europe despite discrimination
- September 24, 2017

The poll, conducted by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights , reported that 40 percent of the 10,500 Muslim participants across Europe say they have experienced discrimination in various forms, according to The Guardian . "However, every incident of discrimination and hate crime hampers their inclusion and reduces their chances of finding employment". The agency said Muslims had faced discrimination in "one or more areas of daily life" such as employment, education, housing, healthcare ... (more...)
'Britain must stay in single market' 'Britain must stay in single market'
- September 24, 2017

The big issue among delegates in Brighton is Brexit , and Labour's stance on Britain's future in Europe. He said he did not envisage a period lasting as long as 10 years. To add to the hopeless divisions (for there are many), there is also a separate Labour campaign for freedom of movement which is holding a rally tonight, though not all of the pro-single market MPs agree with such a full-on endorsement of freedom of movement as the one being pushed at tonight's event, as they fear it will ... (more...)
Pelosi: 'Trusts' Deal With Trump on Dream Act Pelosi: 'Trusts' Deal With Trump on Dream Act
- September 24, 2017

Lucille Roybal-Allard's (D., Calif.). "We're not supporting a wall". Pelosi said they would still have to negotiate what border security measures would come with it, but she said she trusted Trump to honor the essence of the DREAM Act, which would protect those now under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the Obama-era executive order Trump is phasing out by March. (more...)
Carolinas, Mid-Atlantic should watch Maria Carolinas, Mid-Atlantic should watch Maria
- September 24, 2017

Forecasters said Hurricane Maria was weakening as it progressed on a northward track at about 9 miles per hour. Hurricane Maria is now a category 3 storm and is expected to cause unsafe surf and rip currents at southeastern United States beaches for the next several days, according to the National Weather Service . (more...)
Vermont teacher fired after leading third graders in Nazi salute Vermont teacher fired after leading third graders in Nazi salute
- September 24, 2017

WCAX-TV reports Georgia Elementary School Superintendent Ned Kirsch informed parents of the decision. "People are shocked. People I've spoken to are at a loss for words". "I$3 never had a report about her, nothing". The unidentified teacher had reportedly been substituting for a teacher who was on maternity leave and who returns to work Monday. (more...)
LPA intensifies into tropical storm 'Nando' LPA intensifies into tropical storm 'Nando'
- September 24, 2017

By Wednesday and Thursday, the LPA is expected to cross the Visayas and will bring cloudy skies with scattered light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms over southern Luzon, Visayas and the eastern sections of northern and central Luzon. (more...)
China Issues New Sanctions On NK To Limit Imports On Oil, Textiles China Issues New Sanctions On NK To Limit Imports On Oil, Textiles
- September 24, 2017

Security Council resolutions. "North Korea's weapons program is a grave threat to the Asia-Pacific region and the entire global community". However, South Korea's state weather agency says there is insufficient ground to assume today's quake in the North to be linked to another missile test. (more...)
Iran snubs Trump with ballistic missile test
- September 24, 2017

The new Iranian long range missile Khoramshahr (front) is displayed during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of its devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq , on September 22,2017 in Tehran. He also criticised a 2015 pact that the United States and other world powers struck with Iran under which Tehran agreed to restrict its nuclear programme in return for relief from economic sanctions. (more...)
Mexico natural disaster: Strong 6.2-magnitude quake hits Mexico City, monitor says Mexico natural disaster: Strong 6.2-magnitude quake hits Mexico City, monitor says
- September 24, 2017

Civil Defense chief Luis Felipe Puente sent out a tweet on Saturday saying 167 of those deaths were in Mexico City . Of this total, 180 victims are reported in Mexico City -119 women and 61 men-, 73 in the state of Morelos, 45 in Puebla, 13 in the State of Mexico, 6 in Guerrero, and 1 in Oaxaca. (more...)
Banco de Chile (ADR) (BCH) Stock Price Hits 52-Week High Today
- September 24, 2017

It has outperformed by 10.53% the S&P500. The forecast of 9 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company. 67 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes. Fmr Ltd invested 0% in H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB). (NYSE:CGI) for 208,000 shares. Amica Mutual holds 17,383 shares. (more...)
An Eye on Volume Pattern - Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) An Eye on Volume Pattern - Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP)
- September 24, 2017

It dropped, as 46 investors sold CCI shares while 195 reduced holdings. 225,876 were accumulated by Bernzott Cap Advsrs. Ra Pharmaceuticals had 2 analyst reports since August 24, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Therefore 14% are positive. The lowest target is $91.0 while the high is $122.0. The stock's average target of $70.83 is 17.85% above today's ($60.1) share price. (more...)
Iran successfully launches ballistic missile
- September 24, 2017

President Donald Trump has threatened to bin the agreement over the issue, saying that Iran's missile programme could give it the technical knowhow for a delivery system for a nuclear warhead when a sunset clause in the deal expires in 2025. (more...)

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