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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at Birmingham's Pepper Place on November 2 Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at Birmingham's Pepper Place on November 2
- November 02, 2017

They do so by creating altars on graves; leaving clothing, alcohol, and toys out for the dead; joining in parades; and taking time to honor and celebrate their loved ones. The contrast in the attitudes toward death in Mexico in the United States was summed up in a famous passage about the Day of the Dead by Mexican author, and Nobel Laureate, Octavio Paz in his 1950 work, The Labyrinth of Solitude. (more...)
California Marijuana Taxes Could Reach 45 Percent California Marijuana Taxes Could Reach 45 Percent
- November 01, 2017

State and local taxes on marijuana could surpass 45% in some parts of California , jeopardizing efforts to bring all growers and sellers into a state-licensed market in January, according to the global credit ratings firm Fitch Ratings . Adding to the mix will be a tax on farmers: $9.25 per ounce for cannabis flowers and $2.75 per ounce for leaves. Customers, retailers and growers will have to pay a combination of state and local taxes that very by municipality . (more...)
Lieutenant Governor's Son Nominated As US Attorney For Houston Area Lieutenant Governor's Son Nominated As US Attorney For Houston Area
- November 01, 2017

He has since been working as a criminal defense lawyer in Houston. The two Texans in the U.S. Senate - Republicans John Cornyn and Ted Cruz - immediately praised the announcements, calling on their colleagues in the Senate to confirm Patrick and Brown quickly. (more...)
Manafort lived the high life off millions allegedly hidden in offshore accounts Manafort lived the high life off millions allegedly hidden in offshore accounts
- November 01, 2017

National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) chief Artem Sytnyk said in August 2017 that NABU possesses no information about interference in the USA presidential election, emphasizing that the agency had not investigated the matter. "Manafort and Gates did so without registering and providing the disclosures required by law", the indictment alleges. A seven-bedroom Brooklyn brownstone, which he bought for $3 million, was described in a real estate agent's listing as "dripping with ... (more...)
Knife attack on 2 policemen near parliament in Tunisia Knife attack on 2 policemen near parliament in Tunisia
- November 01, 2017

According to the ministry, the perpetrator was quickly arrested and has since confessed to having carried out the attack. "Killing them, he believes, is a form of jihad", it said. "He spoke calmly and showed no remorse", the official said, asking to remain anonymous. "To me, he's a 'tyrant.' And I did what I did, '" the official quoted the detained assailant as allegedly saying. (more...)
Central Intelligence Agency releases vast Osama bin Laden archive seized in compound
- November 01, 2017

The agency released nearly 470,000 files, including letters and audio files. The journal ran more than 220 pages. In addition to bin Laden's journal, the Central Intelligence Agency said the release includes thousands of other documents as well as al Qaeda's potential promotional and planning materials. (more...)
NYPD Responding to Reports of Gunshots in Lower Manhattan NYPD Responding to Reports of Gunshots in Lower Manhattan
- November 01, 2017

This is being investigated as possible act of terror, a high-ranking police source told PIX11 News. Students and workers in Lower Manhattan describe hearing horrendous screams as the attacker struck cyclists on a bike path. With the Home Depot rental truck's front end crushed, Saipov emerged from the crippled vehicle waving a paintball gun and a pellet gun as terrified onlookers sprinted for cover. (more...)
Arcadia police: Needles found in Halloween candy Arcadia police: Needles found in Halloween candy
- November 01, 2017

Police say the wrappers were sealed, and nails was sticking out of the wrappers. The kit kat bars were turned over to the officers and they will be sent to the crime lab for further testing. No arrest was made in that case. Police are asking parents and guardians to carefully inspect all of their children's candy, even if the wrapper doesn't appear to have been tampered with, before it is consumed. (more...)
NYC Attack: Blasio, Cuomo Blast Trump's 'Finger Pointing' NYC Attack: Blasio, Cuomo Blast Trump's 'Finger Pointing'
- November 01, 2017

Saipov was an Uber driver who had passed a background check, the company told Fox News. EMTs remove a victim at a shooting incident at Chambers and West St on Octobe 1, 2017 in NY. Law enforcement is following this closely. In the recent terror attack, A man drove a rented pickup truck into pedestrians and bicyclists in lower Manhattan, killing at least eight people. (more...)
UK Defense Secretary quits over sexual harassment allegation UK Defense Secretary quits over sexual harassment allegation
- November 01, 2017

Now he is the first ministerial victim of the sex pest crisis. The 65-year-old's resignation comes after he apologised for repeatedly placing his hand on a female journalist's knee during a dinner in 2002. He is giving up the job he really loved - Defence Secretary - because he says his conduct fell short of what would be expected of the armed forces. (more...)
Americans Stressed About Nation's Future, Poll Finds Americans Stressed About Nation's Future, Poll Finds
- November 01, 2017

The poll was taken just after Republicans' efforts to repeal the law failed , but President Donald Trump has continued to sabotage the ACA, which helped almost 20 million Americans gain health coverage. Forty-three percent named healthcare as their top source of stress, amid continued efforts by the Trump administration and the Republican Party to weaken the Affordable Care Act (ACA). (more...)
Robot granted citizenship to Saudi Arabia Robot granted citizenship to Saudi Arabia
- November 01, 2017

Hadeel Shaikh, a Saudi woman whose four-year-old child with a Lebanese man does not have citizenship, said: "It hit a sore spot that a robot has citizenship and my daughter doesn't". The creation of the world's first cyborg citizen is the latest announcement from the Sunni Muslim kingdom, which granted women the right to drive last month and plans to allow women to watch events in all-male sports stadiums for the first time next year. (more...)
Bannon anxious Trump wouldn't survive impeachment vote Bannon anxious Trump wouldn't survive impeachment vote
- November 01, 2017

There's a consensus among Trump's top supporters that Mueller's investigation shouldn't continue, though there's an ongoing debate about how to make it stop. Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is anxious President Trump would not survive an impeachment vote, according to a report published Wednesday in Vanity Fair . (more...)
State Gas Prices Higher Than National Average
- November 01, 2017

Gas Buddy says drivers in Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and OH can expect prices at the pump to rise to their highest level since 2015. "As refineries continue autumn maintenance, we may continue to see gasoline inventories under pressure, with a mixed bag of increases and decreases in the weeks ahead until the conclusion of such maintenance". (more...)
Level 3 Communications is now CenturyLink Level 3 Communications is now CenturyLink
- November 01, 2017

FTB Advisors Inc. now owns 12,348 shares of the technology company's stock worth $268,000 after acquiring an additional 116 shares during the last quarter. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 0.58 and lower end at 0.45 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0.61. CenturyLink had a return on equity of 10.48% and a net margin of 5.22%. (more...)
Sarah Sanders and Trump Surrogates Downplay Papadopoulos' Role in the Campaign Sarah Sanders and Trump Surrogates Downplay Papadopoulos' Role in the Campaign
- November 01, 2017

ABC White House correspondent Jon Karl asked Sanders to elaborate on White House chief of staff John Kelly's comments from Monday night when he said the Russian Federation investigation was "very distracting" to Trump and his agenda. Sarah Sanders said what Papadopoulos pled guilty to is lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Sanders emphasized that she's "not sure that the president recalls specific details" of a March 31 national security team meeting at Trump International ... (more...)
Envision Healthcare Corporation (EVHC) Reaches 52-Week Low Envision Healthcare Corporation (EVHC) Reaches 52-Week Low
- November 01, 2017

Mizuho's price target would suggest a potential upside of 33.80% from the company's current price. Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy up to 4.5% of its stock through open market purchases. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: This article was originally published by Week Herald and is the property of of Week Herald. (more...)
NY truck attack: Trump backs Guantanamo for suspect NY truck attack: Trump backs Guantanamo for suspect
- November 01, 2017

Eight people were killed and several more were injured when police say Saipov rammed a rented Home Depot truck into a crowd of pedestrians and a school bus. "From Orlando to San Bernardino and Boston to Manhattan, we must not consider these attacks on our homeland in isolation, but rather recognize them for what they are: acts of war", Sen. (more...)
ACLU Challenges Government Detention of 10-Year-Old Rosa Maria Hernandez
- November 01, 2017

According to the lawsuit , Hernandez, who has lived with her family in Laredo since she was 3 months old, was being driven to a Corpus Christi hospital October 24 for the surgery when Border Patrol agents stopped the auto she was in at a checkpoint in Freer. (more...)
NYC terror suspect was wanted man in Platte County in 2016 NYC terror suspect was wanted man in Platte County in 2016
- November 01, 2017

In October 2016, law enforcement officers arrested Saipov in St. Charles County in eastern Missouri. ABC 17 News checked public court documents and a Sayfullo Saipov with the same birth year was issued a ticket from Platte County near Kansas City in December 2015. (more...)
Khattar government orders teacher to perform religious duties in Kapalmochan Mela Khattar government orders teacher to perform religious duties in Kapalmochan Mela
- November 01, 2017

Jaidev Arya, state adviser to the Haryana Teachers Association, opposed the state government decision said the government order was totally unacceptable. "Only around 10-15 teachers were asked to carry the duties during the four-day Kapal Mocha festival, which is expected to be attended by almost five lakh people". (more...)
Monstrous Harvey Weinstein Effigy To Burn At The Stake In England
- November 01, 2017

A steel framed model of the then Republican US presidential candidate was ignited just days before he won the election. The Edenbridge Bonfire Society, well known for its flaming figures, will burn the effigy on Saturday, raising money for local charities. (more...)
Arron Banks faces European Union referendum finance investigation Arron Banks faces European Union referendum finance investigation
- November 01, 2017

Labour MP Ben Bradshaw, who previously raised concerns about openDemocracy reports on the role of "dark money" in the referendum and Mr Banks's "real wealth", linked the announcement to the U.S. Mr Banks - who no longer donates to Ukip - also lent £6m to the Leave.EU campaign, fronted by Mr Farage, to avoid inheritance tax he later claimed. (more...)
Taxi 'drives into pedestrians on pavement' near London's Covent Garden Taxi 'drives into pedestrians on pavement' near London's Covent Garden
- November 01, 2017

The horror unfolded at around 5 p.m. local time on November 1. Eyewitnesses reported seeing a taxi drive into a crowd of people near the The Strand. Video posted on social media from the scene in Covent Garden showed multiple police cars in the area following the crash. "Not thought to be terrorist related". (more...)
Democrats demand Congress move to protect Mueller from Trump ire Democrats demand Congress move to protect Mueller from Trump ire
- November 01, 2017

But on Monday, Graham told reporters that passing his own bill wasn't a present priority. Those reactions came amid evidence that some Republican lawmakers would like to curtail or at least redirect the ongoing investigations into Russian interference - including several congressional inquiries. (more...)
Pakistani bride kills 17 in botched plot to kill husband
- November 01, 2017

The lassi was served to nearly 30 relatives, ... The police were led to believe that the milk was contaminated due to a lizard falling in the container. Following this, Amjad's mother poured the poisoned milk in a container used for the entire family and later used the milk to make lassi (buttermilk). (more...)
Embarrassed JD-U sacks hooch tragedy accused from party Embarrassed JD-U sacks hooch tragedy accused from party
- November 01, 2017

Harinder Kumar Singh said he made a decision to return the dowry following an appeal by Nitish Kumar , who had as part of a campaign urged people not to accept dowry for their children's marriage. He was accused in the Bhojpur hooch tragedy which took place in 2012 in Ara which claimed 29 lives. A day before opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav demanded Nitish Kumar come clean on a selfie with Rakesh Singh. (more...)
Amazon Working on New Grocery Format Amazon Working on New Grocery Format
- November 01, 2017

Olsavsky went on to say that Amazon will look at additional store formats, leveraging its new grocery expertise via Whole Foods with its technical prowess shown by projects like the checkout-free Amazon Go technology. "We're asking people to go to the (store) convenient to them", Dimmler said. At the very least, Olsavsky's comments are yet another sign that Amazon's acquisition isn't about reforming or strengthening the Whole Foods brand. (more...)
'Not learning Kannada is an insult to Karnataka': CM Siddaramaiah on Rajyotsava 'Not learning Kannada is an insult to Karnataka': CM Siddaramaiah on Rajyotsava
- November 01, 2017

The state anthem penned by the renowned poet Kuvempu was sung as a red and yellow flag, which the state government was pushing to be recognised as a "state flag", was hoisted at the celebrations held across the districts of the state. But not learning Kannada is an insult to the Kannada land", he said. A government body mandated to promote Kannada had a few months ago told banks to get its officials to learn the language within the next six months or remove them . (more...)
Blow-by-blow account of the New York City Terror Attack Blow-by-blow account of the New York City Terror Attack
- November 01, 2017

A paintball gun and pellet gun were recovered from the scene. "We know that this action was intended to break our spirit but we also know New Yorkers are strong, New Yorkers are resilient and our spirit will never be moved by an act of violence and an act meant to intimidat us", de Blasio said. (more...)

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