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Ostapenko storms into Korea Open semi-finals Ostapenko storms into Korea Open semi-finals
- September 25, 2017

The 20-year-old French Open champion has not dropped a set since becoming the first Latvian to break into the WTA Top 10 when she advanced into 10th place earlier in September. "I think I showed my best game in the deciding moments, and I think that helped me the most". After serving at just 37% for the first set, Ostapenko turned her tennis around in a dominant second set, in which she broke Kumkhum's serve twice and saved all five break points set faced. (more...)
Trump and Kim Jong Un Engage in Nuclear War of Words (Audio) Trump and Kim Jong Un Engage in Nuclear War of Words (Audio)
- September 25, 2017

Yet the speech, which was approximately 500 words when translated to English, refers to Trump multiple times as a " dotard " - an arcane word for an elderly person who is weak minded or senile. The situation between the United States and North Korea has reached a very risky level and Washington must take an initiative to lessen the tensions, an American writer and retired professor says. (more...)
NKorea Bomb Test Would Draw Tough Response
- September 25, 2017

Saturday's seismic activity came just hours before North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho - who warned on Thursday that North Korea could consider a hydrogen bomb test of an unprecedented scale over the Pacific - was due to address the United Nations General Assembly in NY. (more...)
Quake detected near North Korea nuclear test zone 'occurred naturally' Quake detected near North Korea nuclear test zone 'occurred naturally'
- September 25, 2017

Saturday's detection comes at a time of rising tensions between the United States and North Korea , with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump engaging in an escalating war of words. The North Korean leader responded to President Trump Thursday. If Chinese banks are engaging in illegal business with North Korea , the Trump administration's new executive order gives the Department of the Treasury broad powers to blacklist those financial institutions and ... (more...)
Cruz, GOP colleagues back away from Obamacare repeal bill
- September 25, 2017

The bill would lose if three GOP senators vote "no" in a showdown this week. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Lindsey Graham , R-S.C. Republicans have said they're still reshaping the bill in hopes of winning over skeptics. White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short said Sunday on NBC's Meet The Press that the administration is not put off by the setbacks and is still planning to push for a vote on Cassidy-Graham this week, with a target date of Wednesday. (more...)
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...)

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