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A Bunch Of Rocks Fell Off Yosemite Again A Bunch Of Rocks Fell Off Yosemite Again
- September 29, 2017

As reported by the Chicago Tribune , one person was hurt in Thursday's slide, which eyewitnesses claimed was "at least 3 times the size of the first", and left a cloud of dust and debris lingering throughout the entire valley. According to the National Park Service , seven rockfalls occurred Wednesday at one of the area's most famous climbing destinations - El Capitan. Park officials say rocks at the world-renowned park's climbing routes break loose and crash down about 80 times a year, ... (more...)
White House probing private email use after revelations about Kushner and others White House probing private email use after revelations about Kushner and others
- September 29, 2017

The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday asked Lowell to review all his private email and any form of communication on other messaging services, given that Kushner did not reveal the email account in a private interview, Politico cited. (more...)
'Big decisions' needed on rebuilding Puerto Rico, says Donald Trump 'Big decisions' needed on rebuilding Puerto Rico, says Donald Trump
- September 29, 2017

In a series of tweets, he emphasized the extent of the damage in Puerto Rico, but also focused on the gratitude of the Puerto Rican government, the "great job" of first responders, and his wish for the media to treat his government's response "fairly". (more...)
Police probe double homicide in Vancouver Police probe double homicide in Vancouver
- September 29, 2017

Police say when they arrived, something "caught their attention", and that's when they were called in. Police were called to the West 64th address near Hudson Street on September 27 to check on the well-being of the residents. "Every little piece of information will help in an investigation like this". On Wednesday, a friend of the people who live at the home went there to check in. (more...)
Trump's Tax Plan Does Some Major Favors For Rich Americans Trump's Tax Plan Does Some Major Favors For Rich Americans
- September 29, 2017

Estate Tax The estate tax is the tax individuals pay on an estate inherited after someone has died. "This state has claimed a powerful competitive edge built on low taxes and less regulation". "The tax plan that the Trump administration outlined on Wednesday is a potentially huge windfall for the wealthiest Americans". Meanwhile, large US-based multinationals may be granted a " tax holiday" on the profits they make offshore. (more...)
Leading vehicle companies race to target Saudi women drivers with 'cheesy' ads Leading vehicle companies race to target Saudi women drivers with 'cheesy' ads
- September 29, 2017

A few shared images of cars encrusted with sparkly crystals. A typical middle- to upper-class Saudi family has two vehicles, one driven by the man of the house and a second auto in which a full-time chauffeur transports his wife and children. (more...)
North Korean diplomat in Russian Federation for talks on US North Korean diplomat in Russian Federation for talks on US
- September 29, 2017

His tweet came after North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho defended Pyongyang's nuclear and missile development programs during a speech before the United Nations General Assembly. The U.S. military flew B-1B bombers and F-15 fighter jets near North Korea over the weekend in a show of strength to Pyongyang. The foreign ministry statement described the discussion as "a detailed exchange of views on the situation on the Korean peninsula". (more...)
Marine MV-22B Crashes In Syria, Injuring Two US Personnel Marine MV-22B Crashes In Syria, Injuring Two US Personnel
- September 29, 2017

The Osprey could not be salvaged, forcing troops to destroy the $70 million aircraft. The persons suffered non-life threatening injuries and were sent to a hospital where they were evaluated and later released, the coalition added. The Department of Defense has not said what caused the crash, and the incident is under investigation, CENTCOM told Task & Purpose. This marks the third crash involving a V-22 Osprey this year. (more...)
European Union issues guidelines asking social media firms to remove hate speech European Union issues guidelines asking social media firms to remove hate speech
- September 29, 2017

Tech firms have also become more aggressive at shutting down what they deem to be objectionable content. This is causing concern among digital rights groups such as the EDRI , which said: "The document puts virtually all its focus on internet companies monitoring online communications, in order to remove content that they decide might be illegal". (more...)
Progress on Brexit, but not enough to open trade talks Progress on Brexit, but not enough to open trade talks
- September 29, 2017

The Prime Minister will say during a speech in Estonia that Britain has the largest defence budget in Europe as she offers expertise to help European member states combat cyber threats. Britain now has 800 troops stationed in Estonia and leads the battlegroup which forms part of Nato's "enhanced forward presence" in eastern Europe created to deter Russian aggression. (more...)
12th patient at hurricane-hit nursing home dies 12th patient at hurricane-hit nursing home dies
- September 29, 2017

Koon is a recognized leader in emergency management who has worked throughout his career to save lives and protect communities", IEM President and Chief Executive Officer Madhu Beriwal said in a news release. "The Emergency Rules would create an emergency rather than solve one". Homes who fail to comply with the deadline could be fined up to $1,000 a day or, in extreme cases, lose their license to operate and care for patients. (more...)
Anglican church faces sanctions after first same-sex wedding Anglican church faces sanctions after first same-sex wedding
- September 29, 2017

In June, the SEC voted to allow same-sex marriage in church, during the General Synod in Edinburgh. An Anglican Communion spokesman declined to comment. Representatives from churches in Rwanda, Uganda and Nigeria are all boycotting the meeting because they believe the US Episcopal Church should have faced stiffer consequences for changing its rules. (more...)
Anti-EU UK Independence Party elects former army officer as new leader Anti-EU UK Independence Party elects former army officer as new leader
- September 29, 2017

The party has struggled to find its feet since Nigel Farage quit, and its vote share fell to 1.8 percent at the general election from 12.6 percent in 2015. "Without being united, we can not lead", he said. 12,915 people voted in the leadership contest, which is 46.5% of the party membership. He said: "I do not see myself now as simply being your leader, I see myself as serving this party". (more...)
Lavinia Woodward: Judge investigated for sparing Oxford student jail Lavinia Woodward: Judge investigated for sparing Oxford student jail
- September 29, 2017

The watchdog can deal only with complaints about judiciary members' conduct, not about their decisions or case management. The Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO) confirmed it is looking into the judge's personal conduct after receiving a complaint. (more...)
The 69th anniversary of Korea Armed Forces Day The 69th anniversary of Korea Armed Forces Day
- September 29, 2017

North Korea's foreign minister recently threatened that his country's military was ready to shoot down American military planes whether or not they were in North Korean airspace. South Korea's National Intelligence Service was unable to confirm the report immediately. There would be 2,811 fatalities in the initial volley and 64,000 people could be killed that first day, the majority of them in the first three hours, he wrote. (more...)
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) needs to be reauthorized NOW! Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) needs to be reauthorized NOW!
- September 29, 2017

The House Energy and Commerce Committee announced it would consider CHIP reauthorization on October 4, three days after it sunsets. On Saturday, millions of children from low- to middle-income families in Missouri and across the United States are in danger of losing access to CHIP if Congress does not reauthorize the program. (more...)
Gov: Massachusetts welcomes Puerto Ricans hurricane victims Gov: Massachusetts welcomes Puerto Ricans hurricane victims
- September 29, 2017

He said the task force will coordinate efforts to provide housing, health care, employment and other services. "The Baker-Polito Administration is committed to meeting the needs of disaster survivors who seek temporary or permanent residence in MA by providing financial, housing, health care, jobs, and reunification services, as necessary". (more...)
Port Authority of NY and NJ sending help to Puerto Rico Port Authority of NY and NJ sending help to Puerto Rico
- September 29, 2017

When you don't have food for a baby, it's not a good news story. Every time we find a person that is gasping for air-I am not painting a poetic picture, I am telling you I have seen them and held them in my arms-and helped them into an ambulance, and every time we do that we get a little frail, and of course we get a little afraid. (more...)
Boris Johnson tops poll of Tories as favourite to succeed Theresa May Boris Johnson tops poll of Tories as favourite to succeed Theresa May
- September 29, 2017

May has pledged that she will run in the next #General Election, although she doesn't have enough backing from her party to actually do that. Some 5 percent want her to step down as leader immediately, 8 percent want her gone next year, 38 percent after Brexit in 2019 and 13 percent just before the next election, according to the poll. (more...)
United Kingdom judge says suspect in model kidnapping can be extradited United Kingdom judge says suspect in model kidnapping can be extradited
- September 29, 2017

Herba has been fighting the extradition order even since he was placed in custody by cops after being apprehended in the Tividale area of Sandwell in the West Midlands. He also highlighted the model's string of television appearances and plans to release a book, arguing the extradition would amount to an abuse of process if the kidnapping had been a "publicity stunt". (more...)
Trump's tax plan would weaken faith in fairness of US tax system Trump's tax plan would weaken faith in fairness of US tax system
- September 29, 2017

The corporate tax rate here is 30%. The standard deductions for married families and individuals would double, but the personal exemption would disappear, offsetting part of that gain. With a potential child credit added, the hypothetical household could save around $2,000 in taxes a year. The corporate tax strategy will cut taxes on small American businesses to cap the tax rate at 25 percent. (more...)
Man told Largo Red Lobster hostess he 'works for Taliban,' police say Man told Largo Red Lobster hostess he 'works for Taliban,' police say
- September 29, 2017

Police in Florida are investigating a threat made Thursday when a man walked into a Red Lobster, claimed he had a bomb and was working for the Taliban, and then later said he was joking. Largo police had customers and staff quietly evacuate through the east door to the restaurant. He left the restaurant at 3:20 p.m. and police officers took him into custody, the Times reported. (more...)
SCOTUS will hear mandatory union dues challenge SCOTUS will hear mandatory union dues challenge
- September 29, 2017

Approximately 20 states allow them. "Supporters of the lawsuit argue it's about the freedom to choose". The fear is that if the high court, which now has a conservative majority, overturns that provision, public sector unions could see a rapid dwindling of income derived through dues and fees, since payments essentially would no longer be required. (more...)
Knight-Swift Transportation Hol (NYSE:KNX) Experiences Heavier than Average Trading Volume Knight-Swift Transportation Hol (NYSE:KNX) Experiences Heavier than Average Trading Volume
- September 29, 2017

Traders have different rules for what constitutes liquidity and a good guide is the volume of trades and volume of shares that are traded each day. It has outperformed by 32.12% the S&P500. Geode Mgmt holds 640,769 shares. Riverbridge Ltd Co reported 912,292 shares. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board reported 0.09% stake. More interesting news about American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) were released by: Qz.com and their article: "What AmEx did to be recognized as the best place in the U.S. (more...)
Switzerland Tests Delivery by Drone in Populated Areas Switzerland Tests Delivery by Drone in Populated Areas
- September 29, 2017

The coffee drones then fly to one of four predetermined locations in Zurich's city centre (about 6 miles away), where they land on the rooftops of Mercedes-Benz Vito vans, which then drive the order the final stretch to the customer. The pilot program, which started Monday, is part of a 500-million-euro ($733-million) effort that Mercedes announced a year ago to speed delivery times for online orders. (more...)
Tanu Weds Manu 3 is definitely not happening, clarifies Aanand L Rai Tanu Weds Manu 3 is definitely not happening, clarifies Aanand L Rai
- September 29, 2017

In response to his rumoured rift with Kangana, Aanand told Mid-Day, "What fallout?" We shared a great rapport. "After I wrapped up Raanjhanaa in 2013, and Kangana finished Queen in 2014, we came together for Tanu Weds Manu Returns in 2015". (more...)
Maria could weaken to tropical storm within a day or so: NHC Maria could weaken to tropical storm within a day or so: NHC
- September 29, 2017

Maria has sustained wind speeds of around 80 mph, with some higher gusts. Hyde County officials said that Monday night may be the last night that they are able to run ferry services until the effects of Maria pass. During the winters, Nor'easters can also churn away sand and flood roads. "Mother Nature keeps chopping at it", said Tony Meekins, 55, a lifelong resident of Avon who works as an engineer on the temporarily halted Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry. (more...)
James O'Brien's Hilarious Take On The New Ukip Logo James O'Brien's Hilarious Take On The New Ukip Logo
- September 29, 2017

James O'Brien's suggestion for improving the Ukip logo. For those who haven't seen it, here is the official new Ukip logo. Ukip's chairman has said he is not anxious about the possibility of Premier League taking legal action after party members voted on a new logo displaying a large purple lion. (more...)
Trump to visit 5 Asian nations in November Trump to visit 5 Asian nations in November
- September 29, 2017

The US leader is expected to take part in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit in the Philippines, where top officials from the bloc's partner nations are set to attend. "The president's engagements will strengthen the worldwide resolve to confront the North Korean threat", the White House statement said. China president Xi Jinping met Trump at the latter's Mar-a-lago beach resort in Florida in July. (more...)
Meralco overwhelms Blackwater, enters semis Meralco overwhelms Blackwater, enters semis
- September 29, 2017

Baser Amer bounced back from their loss last Tuesday where he was held to just eight points after suffering an early minor injury, scattering 31 points, one shy of his career-high, four boards, three assists in nearly 39 minutes of play, and the W - a fitting birthday present a day before he turns 25. (more...)

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