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1700-year-old Roman theater discovered in Western Wall in Jerusalem 1700-year-old Roman theater discovered in Western Wall in Jerusalem
- October 17, 2017

A view of the Wilson's Arch excavation in Jerusalem's Western Wall Tunnels. According to Dr. Yuval Baruch, the Yerushalayim District Archaeologist of the IAA: "The exposure of finds beneath Wilson's Arch began as a joint venture between the Western Wall Heritage Foundation and the Israel Antiquities Authority, in an interest to create a new tourist path in the Tunnels, providing the visitor with a new perspective and exposure to the grandiose finds of recent years. (more...)
Merkel congratulates Kurz on Austrian election win
- October 17, 2017

Coming on the heels of record gains made by the far right in Germany last month , nationalist and anti-immigrant forces across the European Union are feeling emboldened by the vote, which could well bring Austria's Islamophobic Freedom Party to power in a coalition government in Vienna. (more...)
UN General Assembly elects new members to the Human Rights Council
- October 17, 2017

Created by the UN General Assembly in March 2006 as the principal United Nations body dealing with human rights, the Human Rights Council comprises 47 elected Member States. Their three-year terms on the Geneva-based body will begin on January 1, 2018. "Unfortunately it's not enough because the human rights situation in Pakistan is pretty dismal", Reema Omer, a legal scholar for the International Commission of Jurists, said. (more...)
Trump reportedly expects to appoint three more Supreme Court justices Trump reportedly expects to appoint three more Supreme Court justices
- October 17, 2017

When pressed to name the other two justices that he expects to replace to make up four total appointments, Trump named Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg . She has been cancer free since 2009. While small and hunched in stature, she remains a sharp and engaged presence during oral arguments. The Supreme Court Justice stays in shape by committing to a twice-weekly workout plan, which she started in 1999 with Bryant Johnson, her personal trainer. (more...)
Here's why the sun has turned red over London today Here's why the sun has turned red over London today
- October 17, 2017

The odd red sun has been spotted up and down the country and is creating quite a talking point. Mr Madge told The Independent that the change in the sky was due to dust particles from the continent, being pulled up through a "vigorous and powerful system" connected to Storm Ophelia . (more...)
Man awarded $37K after cops mistake donut glaze for meth
- October 17, 2017

Krispy KremeA man who was arrested for possession of "methamphetamine" that turned out to be donut glaze recently received $37,500 from the city of Orlando for his trouble. It took a second, more thorough, test conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to show the flakes on his floorboard was sugar - not meth. (more...)
With White Nationalist Coming To UF, Gov. Scott Declares State Of Emergency With White Nationalist Coming To UF, Gov. Scott Declares State Of Emergency
- October 17, 2017

The university stated it is not affiliated with Spencer's event in any way, but as a public institution, it is legally obligated to allow external groups-such as Spencer's National Policy Institute -to express their viewpoints on the campus. (more...)
Kate Winslet Recalls Ignoring Harvey Weinstein In 2009 Oscar Speech Kate Winslet Recalls Ignoring Harvey Weinstein In 2009 Oscar Speech
- October 17, 2017

She said, "The fact that these women are starting to speak out about the gross misconduct of one of our most important and well regarded film producers , is incredibly fearless and has been deeply shocking to hear". "But that's how he operated", Winslet said . "He was always very , very hard to deal with - he was rude". It should be noted that by 2009, Weinstein, an Oscar victor himself, was one of the most thanked men at the Academy Awards; he has been personally mentioned in at ... (more...)
Trump raises possibility of withdrawing drug czar nominee Trump raises possibility of withdrawing drug czar nominee
- October 17, 2017

Marino as our nation's drug czar is like putting the wolf in charge of the henhouse". It also led to a show of alarm from Congressional Democrats. In a letter to Trump, Manchin called the opioid crisis "the biggest public health crisis since HIV/AIDS", and said , "we need someone leading the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy who believes we must protect our people, not the pharmaceutical industry". (more...)
Trump claims he and McConnell are 'closer than ever before'
- October 17, 2017

The president also got a question about Hillary Clinton and the National Football League and took the occasion to implore her to run again in 2020. "We're probably now closer than ever before", the president proclaimed as McConnell grinned stiffly at his side. (more...)
Donald Trump accuses Cuba over mystery attacks on United States personnel in Havana Donald Trump accuses Cuba over mystery attacks on United States personnel in Havana
- October 17, 2017

But the administration had not blamed the Cuban government for the attacks. In response, the U.S. has withdrawn more than half the personnel from the USA embassy in Cuba and ordered the expulsion of 15 Cuban diplomats in the United States. (more...)
Cavs' Tyronn Lue not sweating opener vs. Celtics Cavs' Tyronn Lue not sweating opener vs. Celtics
- October 17, 2017

The two teams are expected to meet in the Eastern Conference finals, almost eight months from now, though it should be pointed out that Cleveland is 13-3 against Boston over the last three seasons (counting playoffs). He played 30 minutes but may have aggravated his ankle while making a spin move in the loss. "Loved playing with him, in practice hated going against him, so I'm sure it'll be no different from Tuesday". (more...)
Trump claims Obama, other past presidents didn't call families of fallen soldiers Trump claims Obama, other past presidents didn't call families of fallen soldiers
- October 16, 2017

He's got an answer for that, too: He "want [ed] a little time to pass". When the president was quickly asked a followup about - hey, how do you know that Obama didn't call families of fallen soldiers, he backtracked and dismissed the question by claiming to have heard in passing from his generals. (more...)
2 bodies found in Joshua Tree National Park 2 bodies found in Joshua Tree National Park
- October 16, 2017

The bodies are believed to be Joseph Orbeso, 21, of Lakewood and Rachel Nguyen, 20, of Westminster, sources told ABC affiliate KESQ . They were reported missing the next day after they did not check out of their Airbnb rental. The remains were picked up by a helicopter and sent to the San Bernardino coroner's office to confirm the identities. According to local outlet KABC, Orbeso's father said that he and the search team discovered the bodies "embracing" on Sunday. (more...)
Chaffetz on Clinton Foundation Keeping Weinstein Money: 'No Excuse For This' Chaffetz on Clinton Foundation Keeping Weinstein Money: 'No Excuse For This'
- October 16, 2017

Actor and activist Ashley Judd is being honored by the Women's Media Center for her role in making sexual harassment allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein public. When The New York Times published a bombshell story October 5 about allegations of sexual harassment against Weinstein, the powerful executive at The Weinstein Co. (more...)
Judge won't toss bribery case against Menendez Judge won't toss bribery case against Menendez
- October 16, 2017

Bob Menendez's case says he won't dismiss any charges against the New Jersey Democrat. Judge William Walls continued to hear arguments from lawyers Monday morning about whether he should throw out the charges against the two men in light of a 2016 Supreme Court decision unanimously overturning former Virginia Gov. (more...)
Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision
- October 16, 2017

Health Net is raising its rates by less than 2 percent next year. Without them, premiums would be projected to spike by an average of nearly 20 percent, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis earlier this year. "I'm stressed out about the insurance, stressed out about the overall economy, and I'm very stressed out about our president", said Clark, a 61-year-old real estate broker who lives in a small town about an hour's drive south of Louisville. (more...)
Bergdahl says he's insulted to be called a traitor Bergdahl says he's insulted to be called a traitor
- October 16, 2017

After President Obama hailed Berghdal's release during a press conference with his parents, some of his squad members broke their silence about his disappearance and capture by the enemy, accusing him of deserting his company. The guilty plea comes more than two years after the charges were filed. During last year's presidential campaign, Donald Trump called Bergdahl "a no-good traitor who should have been executed". (more...)
Merkel in state vote setback as national coalition talks loom Merkel in state vote setback as national coalition talks loom
- October 16, 2017

Projections on Sunday evening showed the SPD winning 37.3 percent of the votes in Lower Saxony, Germany's fourth most populous state, which was nearly 4 percentage points ahead of their key rivals, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) at 33.4 percent, according to Infratest dimap. (more...)
Gas Prices Fall In Northern New England States Gas Prices Fall In Northern New England States
- October 16, 2017

Nationally the average price if a gallon of gas has dipped just under two cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $2.45. Analysts predict motorists can expect more of the same in the coming week. It's 16.2 cents per gallon less than last month, but also 22.3 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The least expensive gas price averages in Georgia are in Albany ($2.31), Valdosta ($2.36) and Augusta-Aiken ($2.37). (more...)
MI football listed as an 11-point underdog at Penn State MI football listed as an 11-point underdog at Penn State
- October 16, 2017

Since that game, Penn State is 15-1. O'Korn has zero touchdown passes and three interceptions in his last two games. Each week, we'll take an inside look at Michigan State's upcoming opponent by gathering all the information and links you need to get to know the opposition. (more...)
NJ teacher blasted for telling hispanic students to 'speak American' NJ teacher blasted for telling hispanic students to 'speak American'
- October 16, 2017

Men and women are fighting". The school says it encourages students who struggle with English to practice, but Pinales speaks Spanish because she wants to and is also in the process of learning French. The teacher, who normally teaches English, was substituting for a junior and senior level math class. After the teacher made the comment, students can be seen either rising from their seats or shouting. (more...)
Sunny skies, slight cool down today, warmer temperatures on tap Sunny skies, slight cool down today, warmer temperatures on tap
- October 16, 2017

Extended: High pressure is expected to influence our weather pattern the next several days. Scattered storms will be possible Saturday into Sunday morning. Highs once again barely leave the 50s, if at all, under sunny skies. Wednesday , low temperatures could drop as low as the middle 40s. This will allow temperatures to finally drop to where they should be this afternoon - in the lower 70s! Tue: High: 73 Sunny and mild. (more...)
Child drowns in container behind Auburn ice cream shop Child drowns in container behind Auburn ice cream shop
- October 16, 2017

I've never met a more joyful child who loved God with all her heart'. She didn't see the bad. A child has died after apparently falling in a grease pit at the Bruster's Ice Cream in Auburn. "She had been absent around 5-10 minutes when she was discovered inert in the oil trap", the coroner said. They are acquaintances of ours and have been regular customers. (more...)
Pope Francis and G7 ministers to participate in World Food Day Pope Francis and G7 ministers to participate in World Food Day
- October 16, 2017

World Food Day is celebrated on 16th October each year, commemorating the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO ). "We can not limit ourselves to pity, because pity stops with emergency aid while love inspires justice and is essential to create a just social order", Francis said. (more...)
Sessions Confounds Critics By Aiding Murder Prosecution In LGBTQ Case Sessions Confounds Critics By Aiding Murder Prosecution In LGBTQ Case
- October 16, 2017

Christopher Perras, an attorney for the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, is being tasked as county prosecutor in the murder case of Kedarie Johnson, a 16-year-old Burlington, Iowa student who was fatally shot in March 2016, the New York Times reported . (more...)
Chinese runaway space station will crash to Earth within months, expert warns Chinese runaway space station will crash to Earth within months, expert warns
- October 16, 2017

The first space station launched by China in 2011, the Tiangong-1, was launched as part of China's initiative to establish itself as a global power, however in September 2016, scientists at China's space agency CNSA had to admit that they had lost control of the space station and it would eventually crash land back to Earth. (more...)
Texas Justice Department employee 'stole $1.25m worth of fajitas' Texas Justice Department employee 'stole $1.25m worth of fajitas'
- October 16, 2017

A county employee is accused of intercepting deliveries of fajitas and selling them to his own customers for the past nine years, reports say. A female employee told the driver he must be mistaken because the kitchen did not serve fajitas. (more...)
Russian Federation issuing crytocurrency version of the Ruble Russian Federation issuing crytocurrency version of the Ruble
- October 16, 2017

The Cointelegraph reported the news citing local news sources . According to the Minister, the issue of cryptorama does not mean the legalization of bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies . In June, the Central Bank of Russia's Deputy Governor Olga Skorobogatova said testing of a national virtual currency has already taken place on a distributed ledger called "Masterchain". (more...)
Assange colluded with Russian Federation to help Trump win: Hillary Assange colluded with Russian Federation to help Trump win: Hillary
- October 16, 2017

In response to Clinton's comments, Assange said on Twitter there was "something wrong with Hillary Clinton ". In an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Four Corners scheduled to air Monday (16 October) night, the former Democratic presidential candidate alleged that Assange worked with a Russian intelligence operation to interfere in the 2016 election and damage her bid for the White House. (more...)

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