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Kenner woman booked on murder charge in 2-year-old's death Kenner woman booked on murder charge in 2-year-old's death
- October 03, 2017

Brian McGregor, spokesman for the Kenner Police Department. Twenty-seven-year-old Twyana Thomas has been charged with second degree murder and her one-year-old daughter, four-year-old son, and nine-year-old daughter will soon be transferred to the Department of Child and Family Services, according to the Kenner Police department. (more...)
Advance payments offered as rollout continues — Universal Credit Advance payments offered as rollout continues — Universal Credit
- October 03, 2017

According to figures released by the Department of Work and Pensions , roughly one out of every four new people on Universal Credit benefits were forced to wait more than six weeks to receive their first payments, which Casey said would end up in circumstances "more dire than I think we have seen in this country for years". (more...)
Democrat says he will boycott moment of silence for Las Vegas shooting Democrat says he will boycott moment of silence for Las Vegas shooting
- October 03, 2017

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) said Monday that he won't participate in a moment of silence on the House floor for victims of the deadly Las Vegas mass shooting . With the flag flying at half staff for the victims of the Las Vegas shootings , former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, right, shakes her fist at the US Capitol as she and her husband Mark Kelly, speak in Washington, October 2, 2017 . (more...)
Facebook Strengthens Reviews After 10 Million Saw Russian Ads Facebook Strengthens Reviews After 10 Million Saw Russian Ads
- October 03, 2017

Facebook has already handed copies of the ads and information about the relevant accounts over to Special Counsel Robert Mueller , who is conducting an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Facebook's disclosure came just hours after it gave congress detailed record of the ads, including data about the buyers and their targeting efforts. (more...)
Five arrested after 'bomb attack' foiled in Paris Five arrested after 'bomb attack' foiled in Paris
- October 03, 2017

An inquiry by counter-terrorism prosecutors is under way following the alert in the affluent 16th district of the French capital. He was not authorized to be publicly named discussing an ongoing case. Collomb also stressed the importance of a new counterterrorism law expected to win parliamentary approval Tuesday. The Islamic State group (EI) claimed attack. (more...)
European Union taxpayers should not pay for Brexit, says Jean-Claude Juncker European Union taxpayers should not pay for Brexit, says Jean-Claude Juncker
- October 03, 2017

The European Parliament is set to say Tuesday that Brexit divorce talks have made insufficient progress, in a blow to British hopes of unlocking negotiations on a future trade deal this month. "There are still serious divergences, in particular on the financial settlement". It also "calls on the European Council (of national leaders), unless there is a major breakthrough in line with this resolution in all three areas during the fifth negotiation round, to decide at its October meeting ... (more...)
Britain needs to offer certainty to firms, clarify Brexit plan-Hammond Britain needs to offer certainty to firms, clarify Brexit plan-Hammond
- October 03, 2017

The song shot to fame when Corbyn appeared at the Wirral Live Festival in May alongside The Libertines - which many people said was the turning point in his campaign. LONDON - Philip Hammond has challenged Jeremy Corbyn over his criticism of capitalism, telling him to "bring it on". In a stinging rebuke, a leading business lobby group warned Monday that it was "growing impatient with division and disorganisation at the heart of the party of government". (more...)
Pakistani FM embarks on 3-day United States visit Pakistani FM embarks on 3-day United States visit
- October 03, 2017

Sushma Swaraj in her speech at the UNGA had said India had risen "despite being the principal destination of Pakistan's nefarious export of terrorism". "India is being ruled by a terrorist party, the RSS", he added. But, one terrorist is the country's prime minister himself. From calling Pakistan "terroristan" to lashing out at the neighbouring nation for providing a safe haven to terrorists, India launched a no holds barred attack on Pakistan at the UNGA. (more...)
Local Puerto Rican Reacts to Trump's Tweets Local Puerto Rican Reacts to Trump's Tweets
- October 03, 2017

And even as Miranda has fought for the island of Puerto Rico in the past, Miranda has kept his cool. On social media, the president accused the mayor of poor leadership after asking for more federal assistance. Price told CBS North Carolina Sunday afternoon that Trump was "derelict in his duty" while the president was "down on one of his golf resorts involved with National Football League players and lots of other things..." "Frankly my dear", she said about Trump , "I don't give ... (more...)
Ombudsman observed confidentiality in probing Duterte wealth, says deputy Ombudsman observed confidentiality in probing Duterte wealth, says deputy
- October 03, 2017

The ABS-CBN TV network cited Carandang as saying that his agency has received Duterte's bank records from before he became president from 2006 to 2016 and that they show millions of pesos (millions of dollars) being transacted in joint accounts with his children. (more...)
Deadline to submit DACA on October 5 Deadline to submit DACA on October 5
- October 03, 2017

He was able to start working a legally secure job to support himself and his family, obtain a driver's license, enroll in college and speak more openly about his predicament as someone who only knows a life in the USA, but is uncertain about his future in this country. (more...)
Three Quarters Of Voters Have Posted Their Survey Forms, Poll Says Three Quarters Of Voters Have Posted Their Survey Forms, Poll Says
- October 03, 2017

Polling had shown a drop in support for equal marriage as anti-LGBT activists began a divisive campaign based on tactics developed by evangelicals in the U.S., attempting to conflate the marriage vote with transgender issues and LGBT sex education. (more...)
West Virginia Mountaineers at Texas Christian Horned Frogs, 10/07/17 West Virginia Mountaineers at Texas Christian Horned Frogs, 10/07/17
- October 03, 2017

Kenny Hill returns as the quarterback for TCU and has been taking care of the ball and playing well on third down with nine touchdowns and only three interceptions. Their O/U now stands at 3-0-1 in their last 4 games overall and on grass, 1-5 in their last 6 games following a bye-week, and 7-20 in their last 27 conference games. (more...)
Impossible to Report Gun Facts, We Need Gun Control — NBC Reporter Impossible to Report Gun Facts, We Need Gun Control — NBC Reporter
- October 03, 2017

In a tweet , the president extended his "warmest condolences and sympathies" to the victims and their families. During his first interview, Eric said that his brother was not an avid guy collector, with no military background. "We heard what sounded like firecrackers going off". "They checked each floor until they located what they believed to be the room", Lombardo said. (more...)
Oil cuts add to Saudi pain as GDP contracts for second quarter Oil cuts add to Saudi pain as GDP contracts for second quarter
- October 03, 2017

If the gloomy figures persist, the Saudi economy is likely to contract in 2017 for the first time since the global financial crisis in 2008. Oil prices have partly recovered after major producers inside and outside OPEC, including Saudi Arabia , agreed a year ago to cut output by 1.8 million barrels per day to bolster global prices. (more...)
Many speak out on gun violence following Las Vegas shooting Many speak out on gun violence following Las Vegas shooting
- October 03, 2017

There's not much we can do, but we can learn". White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the day after the deadliest mass shooting in the nation's history is not the time to renew a debate over gun control. Giffords and Kelly were also expected to respond to the shooting on Capitol Hill on Monday afternoon. "Let's be clear, there's a difference between speech and action", Gillespie said. (more...)
Another tropical wave is moving toward the Gulf Another tropical wave is moving toward the Gulf
- October 03, 2017

At the moment, it's simply a very disorganized group of showers and thunderstorms. A smattering of cloudy weather near the northwestern Caribbean Sea has a small chance of becoming this hurricane season's next tropical depression, storm or hurricane, forecasters say. (more...)
Australia's future war ships to have missile defence Australia's future war ships to have missile defence
- October 03, 2017

Tensions in the region have spiked considerably in recent months as North Korea conducted a series of tests of its medium- and long-range ballistic missiles, some of which flew over Japan, as well as its sixth nuclear test on Sept.3. Saab Australia will develop a single combat management system (CMS) as part of federal government investment of more than $1 billion towards Australia's Naval Shipbuilding Plan that aims to create hundreds of jobs across the defence industry. (more...)
Terrorists Of 'Afzal Guru Squad' Storm Srinagar BSF Camp, Soldier Dead Terrorists Of 'Afzal Guru Squad' Storm Srinagar BSF Camp, Soldier Dead
- October 03, 2017

A group of four or five terrorists in military fatigues breached four layers of security at BSF's 182 battalion at 3.45 am, when it was still dark. "Around 4 am, terrorists managed to enter BSC camp headquarter, fired indiscriminately and threw grenades". (more...)
North Korea smuggled weapons worth millions to Egypt, says UN North Korea smuggled weapons worth millions to Egypt, says UN
- October 03, 2017

However, the deal was only interrupted after US intelligence agencies saw the vessel and informed Egyptian authorities, according to current and former USA officials and diplomats familiar with the events. "The shipment that was confiscated was not destined for Egypt", said Abu Zeid. Abu Zeid added that the report "is trying to create a false impression that Egypt is not committed to the implementation of Security Council resolutions regarding North Korea". (more...)
Canadian titles among diverse kids' books librarian suggests to Melania Trump Canadian titles among diverse kids' books librarian suggests to Melania Trump
- October 03, 2017

The letter rejecting the books stated "rather than sending books to a well-funded elementary school in Cambridge, Trump should instead be devoting resources to schools in underfunded and underprivileged communities". While Soeiro's school is doing well, "school libraries around the country are being shuttered", Soeiro wrote in the blog post. She then characterized Dr. (more...)
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny jailed for third time this year Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny jailed for third time this year
- October 03, 2017

Over the past year, Mr. Navalny turned into the pre-eminent critic of Russia's president, Vladimir V. Putin, exposing endemic corruption among top-level government officials in a series of popular videos . The decision was announced by a Moscow judge Monday following Navalny's detention Friday. The Kremlin has dismissed Navalny, who has faced repeated jailings and criminal cases, as an urbanite out of touch with people living in Russia's 11 time zones where Putin draws his support from. (more...)
Jacob Rees-Mogg politely takes on angry protesters at Conservative Party Conference Jacob Rees-Mogg politely takes on angry protesters at Conservative Party Conference
- October 03, 2017

A Tory conference event featuring Jacob Rees-Mogg has descended into chaos after protesters mobbed the high-profile backbencher. When told that the Tories are presiding over the worst living standards on records he insisted they were still improving*. (more...)
Lil' Wayne Didn't Perform in SC Over Security Issue Lil' Wayne Didn't Perform in SC Over Security Issue
- October 03, 2017

A rep for the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, S.C., released a statement on Sunday (Oct. 1) saying that Wayne "elected not to come into the building through the venue's standard safety procedures". The promoters listed on concert announcements were Columbia area-based Victory Promotions and Ben Hated LLC. All three had nothing posted about the concert on their social media accounts as of Sunday evening. (more...)
Approximately 45000 Determined Eligible for Excelsior Scholarship Program Approximately 45000 Determined Eligible for Excelsior Scholarship Program
- October 03, 2017

Cuomo says a college degree is necessary to succeed in today's economy and the state program allows more New Yorkers to reach their full potential. The 22,000 Excelsior beneficiaries aligns with the state's projections for the first year of the program, the governor's office said. (more...)
Trial of Accused Benghazi Ringleader Begins in Washington Trial of Accused Benghazi Ringleader Begins in Washington
- October 03, 2017

In his opening statement, defense attorney Jeffrey Robinson called Abu Khattala a " Libyan patriot" who fought on America's side in the war against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. "He killed Ambassador Stevens - a man of peace". On Monday, prosecutors highlighted evidence they said will show Abu Khatallah not only orchestrated efforts to gather weapons ahead of the attack but will also show he rushed the gates of the mission armed with an AK-47 rifle and fuel canisters which were used to set ... (more...)
Palestinian PM arrives in Gaza, first visit since 2015 Palestinian PM arrives in Gaza, first visit since 2015
- October 03, 2017

Hamdallah met with the leaders of rival political movement Hamas , 10 years after they violently forced his allies out of Gaza in a near civil war. And long-time Hamas ally Qatar's diplomatic isolation led to a fall in backing for the group. He also pledged to prioritise aid programmes for Gaza's two million inhabitants, who UN Secretary General António Guterres said at the end of August were enduring "one of the most dramatic humanitarian crises" that he had yet witnessed. (more...)
GoFundMe Campaign Created for Las Vegas Shooting Victims, Donations Surpass $1 Million GoFundMe Campaign Created for Las Vegas Shooting Victims, Donations Surpass $1 Million
- October 03, 2017

Within the first three hours of the campaign, more than $620,000 was raised. Las Vegas residents began lining up to donate blood at United Blood Services in Northwest Las Vegas not long after news of the mass shooting began to spread. (more...)
Australia Is Voting Yes On Same-Sex Marriage, Poll Finds Australia Is Voting Yes On Same-Sex Marriage, Poll Finds
- October 03, 2017

Voters have been strongly encouraged to return their forms by October 27, before the final deadline of November 7. Approvals for private sector houses slipped 0.6 per cent in August, while permits in the "other dwellings" category, which includes apartment blocks and townhouses, were 4.8 per cent higher, data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed on Tuesday. (more...)
Murphy says lawmakers 'afraid of gun industry' Murphy says lawmakers 'afraid of gun industry'
- October 03, 2017

Paul McQuillen, with the group New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, says the Las Vegas incident once again highlights the inadequacies of the nation's gun laws. Gun control advocates, including Hillary Clinton, argue that making silencers easier to purchase would make it hard to hear gunshots, which could lead to more deaths in mass shootings . (more...)

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