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Sisters on a Mission to Contact Family in Puerto Rico Sisters on a Mission to Contact Family in Puerto Rico
- September 28, 2017

United Airlines said relief flights are returning with as many people as can get on the plane. Military aircraft were dropping food and water to the parts of the island that are still cut-off, he added. "It's estimated that we need about 50,000 troops there". Many hospitals have been put out of commission by the storm, and the ones that are operating are run by diesel generators. (more...)
Pres. Trump Waives Jones Act For Puerto Rico
- September 28, 2017

But the issue runs counter to Trump's "America First" instincts. The Jones Act , enacted after World War I , requires that ships traveling from one US port to another must be American-flagged vessels with USA crews. On average, a 2011 US study showed , the operating costs of American flag vessels are about 2.7 times higher than their foreign counterparts. "There are other countries that want to help and are now unable to do so". (more...)
Japan PM takes to street seeking voters' support Japan PM takes to street seeking voters' support
- September 28, 2017

Opposition politicians scrambled to regroup around Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike's new party to challenge Mr Abe's ruling party. The polls come ahead of Thursday's dissolution of parliament's lower house for an election expected on October 22. (more...)
Locals ask for help for their family in Puerto Rico Locals ask for help for their family in Puerto Rico
- September 28, 2017

On Thursday, the Pentagon has eight scheduled flights to deliver water, food, medical supplies and generators to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. "We still don't have water, electricity, phones or cell service", Cotto said. "Puerto Rico is part of the United States". It was announced Wednesday in a YouTube video posted by Governor John Bel Edwards. (more...)
Oakland University reports sexual assault on campus Oakland University reports sexual assault on campus
- September 28, 2017

The initial student alert said the victim reportedly was offered a ride to her residence hall, and the driver took the victim to a secluded area and sexually assaulted her. An arrest has not been made in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call Oakland University police at 248-370-3331. Meanwhile, OU officials are reminding those on campus to report all suspicious activity to police and use the "Safe Walk Program" for safely traveling across campus. (more...)
Islamic State releases new audio message from leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Islamic State releases new audio message from leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
- September 28, 2017

The Reuters news agency reports that the voice in the latest recording refers to North Korea's threats against the USA and Japan. "The North Koreans have begun threatening America and Japan with nuclear power, and the Americans, Russians and Europeans live terrified in fear of strikes from the mujahideen", he said in the recording, according to Newsweek . (more...)
North Korea moving airplanes, boosting defence after U.S. bomber flight, reports Yonhap North Korea moving airplanes, boosting defence after U.S. bomber flight, reports Yonhap
- September 28, 2017

North Korea's successful build-up of its missile and nuclear capability is expected to exert greater impact on South Korea's financial market going forward, a report showed Thursday. In a separate speech on Thursday, Moon said cooperation with the worldwide community to curb the North's nuclear ambitions was at its highest ever and called for the strengthening of South Korea-U.S. (more...)
Giant rock falls, kills visitor to Yosemite National Park Giant rock falls, kills visitor to Yosemite National Park
- September 28, 2017

No names were immediately released. El Capitan is one of the most popular hiking locations in the country, with the 3,000 vertical feet of granite rock attracting adventure travelers from around the world. Yosemite National Park remained open to visitors. At least 30 climbers were on El Capitan at the time of the slide, according to USA Today . Ranger Scott Gediman said rocks came crashing down Wednesday at the height of climbing season with at least 30 climbers on the wall. (more...)
Blackmailer poisons baby food in Germany, threatens rest of Europe Blackmailer poisons baby food in Germany, threatens rest of Europe
- September 28, 2017

Police in Constance announced that they had found five contaminated jars of baby food in the southern city of Friedrichshafen at Lake Constance. Officials located the jars, which were found to contain ethylene glycol, a sweet-tasting liquid, but said there's no evidence anyone was poisoned. (more...)
Israel prepares Palestinian attacker's home for demolition Israel prepares Palestinian attacker's home for demolition
- September 28, 2017

Trump's team for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is led by Jason Greenblatt, the White House's special representative for worldwide negotiations, and senior White House adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner. This week, three Israelis were murdered by a Palestinian terrorist outside Jerusalem . Critics, including Abbas, frequently compare this two-tiered system to South African apartheid . (more...)
National Football League protests are protected speech but 'misguided': US House speaker National Football League protests are protected speech but 'misguided': US House speaker
- September 28, 2017

But doing so in front of the USA flag, "it looks like you're protesting against the ideals of America". Ryan said in a statement Monday that lawmakers are working with the White House "to ensure necessary resources get to the USA territory", where island-wide power outages and widespread damage have imperiled more than 3 million US citizens. (more...)
Tom Price Says He Thinks He Still Has Trump's Confidence Tom Price Says He Thinks He Still Has Trump's Confidence
- September 28, 2017

The Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary was found to have taken five chartered flights in the space of a single week , racking up a bill of $60,000 (£44,000) for the U.S. Separately, the Health and Human Services inspector general's office is also looking into some two dozen trips reportedly taken by Price. Asked whether he's planning on firing Price, Trump responded: "We'll see". (more...)
Toddler shoots two other children at MI day care Toddler shoots two other children at MI day care
- September 28, 2017

Police said the tragic incident happened at around 10:20 a.m. Wednesday at a home on Harding Street near Outer Drive and Rotunda. One of the children was shot in the shoulder. Her sister was not licensed to operate a daycare, but babysat the children of family and friends at the home, Escobedo said. He described it as "a babysitting home for a bunch of kids". (more...)
Cheema, Rai, Karanjawala keep Ryan International owners out of jail (for now) Cheema, Rai, Karanjawala keep Ryan International owners out of jail (for now)
- September 28, 2017

The court of Justice Surinder Gupta has stayed their (of three trustees) arrest, said Arshdeep Singh Cheema, who along with advocate Sandeep Kapur appeared for the Pinto family. The matter has now been listed for October 7, Cheema said. The Gurugram police had arrested school bus conductor for allegedly murdering the boy using a knife. (more...)
Cent claims Donald Trump offered him $500000 for a campaign appearance Cent claims Donald Trump offered him $500000 for a campaign appearance
- September 28, 2017

Jackson revealed that he turned down the offer, as it would have sullied his reputation. " I was like, Nah, that's not good money , " 50 said. "I'm not going to do that". (more...)
China puts in place United Nations limits on petroleum exports to North Korea China puts in place United Nations limits on petroleum exports to North Korea
- September 28, 2017

A limited amount, allowed under the United Nations resolution, would still be exported to North Korea . North Korea has little energy production of its own, but does refine some petroleum products from crude oil it imports - which is not included in the new ban. (more...)
Michelle Obama slams women who voted for Trump Michelle Obama slams women who voted for Trump
- September 28, 2017

Obama made the statement during Inbound, a sales and marketing conference in Boston. 'We argue with ourselves in our head and we think: "Before I speak up, it has to be ideal". She said if Obama wants to continue insulting women who didn't vote for Clinton, she can certainly do so, but it doesn't seem like a very wise choice with Democrats in disarray and in need of all the votes they can get. (more...)
Supreme Court adds union fee case to blockbuster docket Supreme Court adds union fee case to blockbuster docket
- September 28, 2017

The issue concerns something that deeply divided the court in 2016: whether non-members of public sector unions can be required to pay so-called "fair share" fees germane to collective bargaining. About half of all union members now work for federal, state and local governments, and many are in states like Illinois, New York, and California that are largely Democratic and seen as friendly toward unions. (more...)
Jaitley to discuss GST issues with industry, exporters today Jaitley to discuss GST issues with industry, exporters today
- September 28, 2017

FIEO has time and again raised issues related to blockage of working capital and timely refunds of GST. "He has taken all our points positively", Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) president Ganesh Gupta told reporters after the meeting. (more...)
Catalan FM calls on European Union to stop Spain's crackdown Catalan FM calls on European Union to stop Spain's crackdown
- September 28, 2017

He told a news conference in Barcelona that he met with regional security officials in an effort to defuse tension surrounding the vote. A group of residents in Algeciras, a port city in the south of Spain , came out to show their support and waved Spanish flags for a unit of Guardia Civil officers leaving their station en route to Catalonia . (more...)
Shark Refuses To Let Go Of Swimmer's Stomach In Florida Shark Refuses To Let Go Of Swimmer's Stomach In Florida
- September 28, 2017

Blood spurts everywhere as they stab the shark and try to get it to let go over Mr Maccarty. A video of the shark clinging to Maccarty's stomach after he comes out of the water has been doing the rounds recently. "Poor little guy", the friend said. After a medical check-up, McCarty said he's ready to go back into the water. "I will continue to fish, I will continue to snorkel, just make sure there is not a nurse shark around", McCarty said. (more...)
Rohingya crisis: Refugee boat capsizes, leaving 14 dead Rohingya crisis: Refugee boat capsizes, leaving 14 dead
- September 28, 2017

At least 10 children and four women died on Thursday after a boat carrying Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar capsized in the seas off Bangladesh on Thursday, AFP reported. Aid groups dismissed the accusations, which they said had inflamed anger towards aid workers among Buddhists in the communally divided state. Rights groups have accused the army of trying to push Rohingya Muslims out of Myanmar, and of committing crimes against humanity. (more...)
RAW fomenting terrorism in Pakistan through terror networks based in Afghanistan: FO RAW fomenting terrorism in Pakistan through terror networks based in Afghanistan: FO
- September 28, 2017

In reply to another question, Zakaria said Pakistan attached great importance to its relations with Afghanistan. Senior officials from China, Pakistan and Afghanistan have held talks under a trilateral framework to bring peace and development in the war-torn country, the Foreign Office said here. (more...)
Seoul to deploy more U.S. military assets Seoul to deploy more U.S. military assets
- September 28, 2017

South Korea says it worries that North Korea would take more "provocative action" in the Korean Peninsula region next month, when the anniversary of the establishment of its communist party arrives. North Korea conducted its sixth and apparently most powerful nuclear test so far on September 3. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho also staged the latest episode of the verbal war in NY on Monday, after saying that the US President's statement to the United Nations, in which he ... (more...)
No Show By EFF Places Joburg City Coalition In Jeopardy No Show By EFF Places Joburg City Coalition In Jeopardy
- September 28, 2017

The DA-led coalition took power in 2016 with the votes of the EFF, although the EFF was not a coalition partner. Just 24 hours before the Thursday meeting, the EFF released a statement saying that people will have to "wait and see" if the party attends the meeting. (more...)
Man held for 'molesting' 11-year-old Man held for 'molesting' 11-year-old
- September 28, 2017

The man used to lure the hungry child on the pretext of giving food which he used to spike with sedatives and then rape her, police said. "He said that the video was recorded and circulated with the intention to dishonour him as he was having a property dispute with him", said Mr. (more...)
Farm Group Reacts to President's Tax Reform Plan Farm Group Reacts to President's Tax Reform Plan
- September 28, 2017

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said it's a good first step forward, but rural America needs to see more details. "Today, the House, the Senate, and the White House unveiled the framework for tax relief for families and businesses". (more...)
Rep. Steve Scalise returns to house, votes after being shot Rep. Steve Scalise returns to house, votes after being shot
- September 28, 2017

The Louisiana lawmaker tweeted and posted to Facebook a photo showing a silhouette of himself looking from the Capitol across the National Mall with the Washington Monument in the background. "I found out later just how much damage was done internally", Scalise said. What role Scalise will play in Republicans' fall agenda is unclear. The rest of the interview will air on 60 Minutes on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (more...)
Analysts Showing Optimistic Trends For Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL)
- September 28, 2017

Xcel Energy's dividend payout ratio is presently 63.44%. In the latest week Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (NYSE:PEG) stock volatility was recorded 1.49% which for the previous full month was noted 1.20%. The utilities provider reported $0.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.02. 3 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter ending Oct 25, 2017- Oct 30, 2017, analysts estimated mean sale ... (more...)
UA initiates dismissal process against 'Book' Richardson, AD Dave Heeke gives statement UA initiates dismissal process against 'Book' Richardson, AD Dave Heeke gives statement
- September 28, 2017

The reports claim that in a recorded telephone call from July 5, 2017, former National Basketball Association agent Christian Dawkins asked an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent (known as "UC-1") for $15,000 that Dawkins could then give to Richardson to give to a recruit to secure his commitment. (more...)

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