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Tropics: Lee a major hurricane, Maria strengthens slightly
- September 28, 2017

Hurricane Lee reached Category 3 status Wednesday morning, with sustained winds reaching 115 miles per hour, but the storm is not predicted to make landfall before it starts to weaken, the Weather Underground reported . "However, it is important to say that any weather impacts will be far from those experienced in the Caribbean". Meanwhile, the Trump administration announced it will waive federal restrictions on foreign ships' transportation of cargo to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico . (more...)
Miranda Lambert tour heading to Scottrade Center Miranda Lambert tour heading to Scottrade Center
- September 28, 2017

Coincidentally, Justin Moore opened Lambert's 2015 show, and he is the next country headliner at Rupp , Nov. 2. Joining Lambert on the tour is Dixon native Jon Pardi , who won his first Academy of Country Music Award, as New Male Vocalist of the Year, in April. (more...)
Malaysia bans its citizens from travel to North Korea Malaysia bans its citizens from travel to North Korea
- September 28, 2017

For Malaysian policymakers, there is a fine line to walk between cultivating ties with Pyongyang but also preserving good ties with key countries like South Korea, Japan, and the United States; upholding its commitment to regional and global institutions like ASEAN and the UN; and being mindful of its record on nonproliferation which Malaysia has begun to get more serious about. (more...)
Raleigh man anxious about lack of supplies, communication in native Puerto Rico Raleigh man anxious about lack of supplies, communication in native Puerto Rico
- September 28, 2017

He also reveals that he is now working on a new song to benefit the relief efforts. Jennifer Lopez... All great Americans, all with Puerto Rico in their blood. Luis Miranda said private donations are important but can not replace efforts by the government. "They know what FEMA will approve and will not approve", said Passapera. (more...)
Jim Calhoun Returning to Coaching At Division-III School in CT Jim Calhoun Returning to Coaching At Division-III School in CT
- September 28, 2017

The St. Joseph team will begin play in 2018-2019, with Calhoun and former UConn assistant Glenn Miller helping to recruit for the initial roster. "I miss the kids, going to the gyms, all of that". Saint Joseph's was formerly an all-female school. "It's not a great day". The pair had discussions last month and agreed to the deal this week. According to the university , "Calhoun will advise on all aspects of establishing operations for the men's basketball team for fall 2018, when USJ ... (more...)
Government Considering Lifting Shipping Restrictions To Puerto Rico Government Considering Lifting Shipping Restrictions To Puerto Rico
- September 28, 2017

Gen. Jeffry Buchanan, is expected to arrive in Puerto Rico on Thursday. He tweeted that relief supplies are getting through. However, he argued the model under which the administration was operating was tailored toward other hurricanes, while Puerto Rico was dealing with the fallout from multiple storms that had covered the totality of the island where millions of U.S. (more...)
Sushma issues medical visa to ailing Pakistani child Sushma issues medical visa to ailing Pakistani child
- September 28, 2017

The editorial added: "It is politically imbecilic and unsophisticated for Indian elites to conclude that Pakistan exports terrorism". While being punished by India on its eastern border with mortar-fire and hounded from the inside by India-funded gangs of radicalized Pakistani religious zealots, Pakistan is losing sight of its other strategic vision: that of trade and trade routes in place of the thinking of a besieged castle. (more...)
Tillerson to Visit China on Saturday to Discuss N. Korea Tillerson to Visit China on Saturday to Discuss N. Korea
- September 28, 2017

During a White House news conference on Tuesday, Trump also said the use of force was not Washington's preferred option for dealing with the North Korea's ballistic and nuclear weapons programme. "Sanctions and the promoting of talks are both the requirements of the UN Security Council". It will be Tillerson's second visit to China and comes amid escalating tensions between the US and North Korea. (more...)
Trump Says McCain Is 'The Only Reason' Obamacare Hasn't Been Repealed Trump Says McCain Is 'The Only Reason' Obamacare Hasn't Been Repealed
- September 28, 2017

It's the second time in three months the 81-year-old McCain, a genuine American military hero, has refused to march in lockstep with his party on the all-important issue of health care. Due to their narrow majority and unified Democratic opposition, Republicans could lose just two GOP votes and still push the legislation through the Senate. (more...)
Court strikes out INEC's substituted service motion on Senator Dino Melaye Court strikes out INEC's substituted service motion on Senator Dino Melaye
- September 28, 2017

The judge further said that since there was evidence that Melaye's appeal has been entered at the Appeal Court, the court could no longer entertain any application. The Judged further asked if besides the exparte motion of the plaintiff, there are no other means available for the plaintiff to enforce the court order of 11th September. (more...)
Karachi: Five al-Qaeda, IS terrorists killed, remote control auto seized Karachi: Five al-Qaeda, IS terrorists killed, remote control auto seized
- September 28, 2017

Anwar claimed that the suspects had plans to carry out attacks on Youm-e-Ashura. "We had them under surveillance for the past few days, but had to conduct the operation on an emergency basis as they could have moved soon", added the SSP. Sharing details of the terrorists with media, the police said one of them was an electronic expert and had made several IEDs, used in various attacks. (more...)
Baby found on side of road with birth certificate, $5500 cash Baby found on side of road with birth certificate, $5500 cash
- September 28, 2017

Oklahoma City police said a church group returning from an amusement park outing saw the one-month-old child about ten feet from the shoulder of a motorway. Ken Angel , pastor of the church said: "I feel like God used our youth group to save someone's life Saturday because we're here on Earth to fulfil a redemptive goal". (more...)
All counties will have at least one ACA plan option All counties will have at least one ACA plan option
- September 28, 2017

The subsidies help low-income enrollees afford out-of-pocket costs such as deductibles and copays. He said Florida Blue estimates that about 66,000 people will be negatively impacted by the rate increases. Molina Healthcare of Florida was approved to raise its rates an average 71.2 percent. Rates can be tricky to understand without context. The average premium without the tax deductions for a Silver or Silver plan is $ 433 for 2017, but with tax deductions, monthly premiums average only $ ... (more...)
Two police officers shot at Willoughby Hills auto dealership Two police officers shot at Willoughby Hills auto dealership
- September 28, 2017

The chief says both officers are in stable condition; the suspect, who was also shot, is also in stable condition. The customer had not previously been at the dealership, Collins said. Sources had earlier confirmed to the I-Team that two officers were injured, along with a third person, during a shooting at the dealership. Officers and firefighters from Willoughby, Wickliffe and Kirtland Hills assisted at the scene. (more...)
Kaskar extortion case: Police arrest 54-yr-old businessman; Chhota Shakeel named Kaskar extortion case: Police arrest 54-yr-old businessman; Chhota Shakeel named
- September 28, 2017

The court was also informed that police was yet to trace and arrest four shooters from Bihar whom the gang had hired to intimidate the builder.Kaskar and his associates invested in properties and land from the extortion ransom in not only Mumbai and Thane, but also outside the state.The Hindu has access to the remand copy which mentions an extortion call made by Kaskar, which transcribed the lines in Hindi. (more...)
Connecticut Governor Vetoes Republican Budget, GOP Pledges Override Vote Connecticut Governor Vetoes Republican Budget, GOP Pledges Override Vote
- September 28, 2017

Malloy said Thursday in a letter to the Secretary of the State that the plan relies on changes to the state pension system that wouldn't go into effect for a decade and are "both financially and legally unsound". He called upon lawmakers to come together to craft a new budget plan. CT is the last state in the nation without a budget in place for the fiscal year that began July 1. (more...)
Rapper Young Dolph Critically Injured In Shooting Rapper Young Dolph Critically Injured In Shooting
- September 28, 2017

Police were still looking for at least two other suspects. Investigators are now piecing together what happened in the incident, which occurred outside the Lowes Hollywood Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard, reports the L.A. Since then, the two have taken jabs at each other in albums and on social media. McClendon was arrested in 2010, after five men were shot in a parking lot of a Memphis nightclub. (more...)
Denver Broncos: Denver Broncos: "Starting Sunday, we'll be standing together"
- September 28, 2017

Last Sunday in Buffalo, 32 Broncos players knelt during the national anthem as a direct response to President Donald Trump's comments that NFL owners should fire "son of a bitch" protesters. "There are a lot of things that need to be corrected, and we will continue to work on those things". I'd be surprised if all agreed w/decision to all stand for Anthem. (more...)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee's name removed from Lucknow voter list Atal Bihari Vajpayee's name removed from Lucknow voter list
- September 28, 2017

The State Election Commission of Uttar Pradesh has struck off Vajpayee's name from the electoral rolls for being "inactive and absent" from Lucknow for several years now. With the voter number 1054, he had last voted in the civic body polls in 2000. Vajpayee last cast his vote in the Lok Sabha polls in 2014. The veteran BJP leader has been suffering from age-related issues and has not been seen in public for a longtime. (more...)
Petra Diamonds Limited (PDL) Given Buy Rating at FinnCap Petra Diamonds Limited (PDL) Given Buy Rating at FinnCap
- September 28, 2017

The stock now has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 135.64 ($1.82). Petra Diamonds (LN: PDL ) will restart diamond exports from its Williamson mine in Tanzania, but has not been able to get back the 71,654 carats worth of stones taken by the government last month. (more...)
Suman 39 réplicas del sismo de 7.1 grados Suman 39 réplicas del sismo de 7.1 grados
- September 28, 2017

En los restos de un edificio de oficinas de cinco pisos, aplastados uno encima del otro en la zona céntrica Roma-Condesa, se tenía todavía esperanza de que hubiera vida. Además, aseguró que fue una "casualidad" , que el terremoto del pasado martes haya ocurrido el mismo día que el de hace 32 años. SISMO Magnitud 7.1 Loc. (more...)
'We are totally prepared' for military engagement with North Korea
- September 28, 2017

The North was clearly trying to claim it has the ability to conduct retaliatory strikes against US attacks, said Hong Min, an analyst at Seoul's Korea Institute for National Unification. In response, Mr Kim issued an unprecedented personal statement in which pledged to "tame the mentally deranged United States dotard with fire". Political analyst Brian Sobel says while the rhetoric might be bluster, it also increases the risks of threats turning to action. (more...)
Car bomb explodes in Somalia's capital, killing at least 5 people Car bomb explodes in Somalia's capital, killing at least 5 people
- September 28, 2017

This is the third vehicle bomb attack in Somalia in the last three weeks, including two blasts in the capital. "The blast was caused by a luxurious auto loaded with explosives, which was detonated at a civilian, densely-populated area, and seven people were killed and several others wounded", media outlets quoted the spokesman as saying. (more...)
Royana Singh; Banaras Hindu University's First Women Chief Proctor Royana Singh; Banaras Hindu University's First Women Chief Proctor
- September 28, 2017

While the administration has targeted the university for not taking up student issues, the varsity faculty questioned the alleged forced entry of police into hostels and beating of staff members and students on Saturday night. The administration, he said, has been asked to get to the bottom of the issue and clearly told not to harass any student. "I will prefer quitting", he asserted. (more...)
Libya arrests Daesh militant involved in beheading Egyptians in 2015 Libya arrests Daesh militant involved in beheading Egyptians in 2015
- September 28, 2017

Hundreds of ISIS militants are believed to have fled Sirte into the Libyan interior after their defeat a year ago by militias loyal to a UN-backed government in Tripoli, the capital. Egypt, which has struck jihadist targets inside Libya, regularly warns of a spillover of instability from its lawless western neighbour, a haven of arms and people trafficking. (more...)
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...)

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