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Trump Plans to Release Classified JFK Documents Trump Plans to Release Classified JFK Documents
- October 22, 2017

Most of the assassination documents (88%) have already been released, according to a JFK-related Web site that has been counting down the days, with the remainder now being released next week comprising 3,810 documents, including formerly redacted and withheld documents. (more...)
Jacinda Ardern is New Zealand's latest Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is New Zealand's latest Prime Minister
- October 22, 2017

Webb's tweet got hundreds of replies, including one from former Prime Minister Helen Clark, who said: "That's New Zealand!" There was also no news on what agreements Labour had made with NZ First to secure its support, though Ardern hinted that her plan to implement a water tax had softened during negotiations and said she and Peters were united in their belief that the regions of New Zealand had been "neglected" and needed significant investment. (more...)
(Hockey) Asia Cup: Malaysia draw South Korea to advance to final (Hockey) Asia Cup: Malaysia draw South Korea to advance to final
- October 22, 2017

Harmanpreet Singh scored the second goal for India in the 51st minute which was soon followed by Lalit Upadhyay's goal in the 52nd minute. The green shirts had reached super four round along with India. Gurjant Singh (33rd minute), Gurjant Singh (33rd minute), SV Sunil (40th minute) and Sardar Singh (in the 60th minute) scored 1-1 goals. Pakistan and South Korea will face-off in the bronze medal match on Sunday. (more...)
Pro-Trump Veteran on Fox News Lied About Being Navy SEAL Pro-Trump Veteran on Fox News Lied About Being Navy SEAL
- October 21, 2017

He did not receive, as Fox News' Bryan Llenas breathlessly recounted, two Purple Hearts for his service. In the segment , Garofalo spoke of his time in Vietnam as a Navy SEAL, but records show that while he was a member of the Navy for four years, he never served in Vietnam and was not a SEAL, according to the Military Times . (more...)
UEFA drags Everton to court over player's attack UEFA drags Everton to court over player's attack
- October 21, 2017

The European football body, Uefa will discuss the incident on November 16 with Everton facing a charge if "aggression by supporters against players". "I understand his situation yesterday", the manager told a press conference ahead of Sunday's Premier League home game against Arsenal . He had some mistakes that cost a goal but I like that mentality. (more...)
Wisconsin sees both job growth and unemployment rate increase in September Wisconsin sees both job growth and unemployment rate increase in September
- October 21, 2017

EDD said the number of unemployed Californians was 986,000 last month, up 13,000 from August but down 37,000 compared with September past year. Unemployment claims have been historically low since mid-summer. Students, career changers, re-entrants to the labor market - whatever your individual situation, there are opportunities for you in Vermont. The state Employment Development Department said Friday that non-farm payroll employment statewide totaled 16,830,500 in September. (more...)
Netanyahu says Israel won't tolerate Iran presence in Syria Netanyahu says Israel won't tolerate Iran presence in Syria
- October 21, 2017

Israel has repeatedly warned Russian Federation that it will not accept a strong Iranian presence in Syria, which could enable the Lebanese Hezbollah and other pro-Iranian groups to obtain sophisticated weapons and get entrenched on the Israeli border. (more...)
Tillerson seeks stronger ties with India, chides China Tillerson seeks stronger ties with India, chides China
- October 21, 2017

In an interview at the State Department in Washington , Tillerson said Thursday that the US isn't necessarily frustrated with China but made clear the administration wants more progress. That pressure is part of a delicate balance that Tillerson must maintain as the US seeks China's help in cutting off North Korea's economy. That official stressed that Tillerson "did say that we obviously want constructive relations with China". (more...)
Tom Marino withdraws as Trump nominee for drug czar after lobbying reports Tom Marino withdraws as Trump nominee for drug czar after lobbying reports
- October 20, 2017

Rep. Tom Marino of Pennsylvania criticized a news report that forced him to withdraw his name from consideration to lead the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy . "The DEA is one of our first lines of defense against this all-consuming disease", he said in a statement. And he has taken an adversarial posture against pharmaceutical companies on other issues. (more...)
Minnesota Granted Real ID Extension Minnesota Granted Real ID Extension
- October 20, 2017

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday gave the state until October 10, 2018 to meet the federal identification requirements. The 2017 Legislature passed a bill saying Montana would begin complying with the REAL ID Act , overturning a law that directed non-compliance. (more...)
Donald Trump drops 92 places in the Forbes rich list
- October 20, 2017

Among those whose ranking declined was President Donald Trump as the value of some of his Manhattan real estate holdings has declined recently. Richard DeVos' net worth is valued at $5.1 billion and is ranked No. As a candidate, Trump said his net worth was more than $10bn, but Forbes pegged that figure at $4.5bn in September 2015. "A tough NY real estate market, particularly for retail locations; a costly lawsuit and an expensive presidential campaign all contributed to the declining ... (more...)
North Korea threatens 'unimaginable strike' on United States ship North Korea threatens 'unimaginable strike' on United States ship
- October 20, 2017

The U.S. aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, now conducting a four-day joint exercise with the South Korean navy off the Korean Peninsula, could be joined by another carrier in the coming weeks. It is conducting drills with the South Korean navy involving 40 warships deployed in a line stretching from the Yellow Sea west of the peninsula into the Sea of Japan. (more...)
Man suspected of killing three workmates linked to a second shooting Man suspected of killing three workmates linked to a second shooting
- October 19, 2017

A Maryland sheriff said that three people were killed apart from two others being wounded during a shooting at an office park in the northeastern part of the state. Gahler said authorities believe Prince acted alone is still driving the GMC Acadia. The sheriff said a motive isn't known, but that "this does appear to be a target attack limited to that business". (more...)
Colorado Teenager Fatally Stabs Two Young Siblings Colorado Teenager Fatally Stabs Two Young Siblings
- October 19, 2017

A man is facing multiple charges after he kicked one officer and hit another while being arrested in central Colorado Springs Tuesday evening, according to police. Detectives are not looking for additional suspects, investigators said. Barnes said the victims were the youngest of Jefferson Murphy's five children, and Malik Murphy was the oldest. (more...)
Embrace of death: Two young hikers die in searing Joshua Tree heat Embrace of death: Two young hikers die in searing Joshua Tree heat
- October 19, 2017

They are believed to be Joseph Orbeso , 21, and Rachel Nguyen, 20. The embrace in which Joseph Orbeso held Rachel Nguyen as the lost hikers sought shade under a summer sun in arid Joshua Tree National Park illustrated Orbeso's character, his father said Tuesday, Oct. (more...)
Google announces it will build Toronto's neighbourhood of the future Google announces it will build Toronto's neighbourhood of the future
- October 19, 2017

An 800-acre strip of Toronto's waterfront may show us how cities of the future could be built. It will combine forward-thinking urban design and new digital technology to create people-centred neighbourhoods that achieve precedent-setting levels of sustainability, affordability, mobility, and economic opportunity. (more...)
10 killed in terror attacks in Pakistan 10 killed in terror attacks in Pakistan
- October 19, 2017

Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti while condemning the attack confirmed the deaths in the attack. Security forces have reached the location and cordoned off the area, and a security sweep is underway, he said. Initial investigation suggested that some 50 kilogrammes of explosive was used in the explosion, added police. The incident occurred in the Sariab Mill area on the Quetta-Sibbi Road, Dawn reported. (more...)
Wales change selection policy in bid to keep stars Wales change selection policy in bid to keep stars
- October 18, 2017

Until now, players based outside Wales required one of four wildcard picks to represent their country under the so-called "Gatland's Law". So what does it all mean for Wales coach Warren Gatland and his groups of players, and which other countries have similar policies in place? The Ospreys and British and Irish Lions scrum-half, 28, is set to join Toulon next season and has only won 28 caps. (more...)
This Is Who Was Responsible for the Scaramucci Post's Holocaust Tweet This Is Who Was Responsible for the Scaramucci Post's Holocaust Tweet
- October 18, 2017

Six million Jews and millions of others lost their lives. He lasted just 10 days in his White House job during which he went on a foul-mouthed rant to a journalist which was made public. Scaramucci may not have an anti-Semitic bone in his body, but it's particularly odd and unlucky to have Tweets that appear to doubt the Holocaust put out under your name. (more...)
Trump Inaccurately Claims Obama Didn't Call Families Of Troops KIA Trump Inaccurately Claims Obama Didn't Call Families Of Troops KIA
- October 18, 2017

Special Ops troops killed in Niger two weeks ago. It's not surprising that Trump has once again chosen to tell a blatant lie about his predecessor, but it's disgusting that this president has largely been silent about the four fallen US soldiers in Niger - and when he did decide to talk about them, as he did today, he chose to make it all about himself by telling a blatant lie. (more...)
Amir included in T20I squad
- October 18, 2017

The third T20I is the final match of the current tour of Pakistan in the UAE and the SLC administration had wanted to play at Lahore's Gaddaffi Stadium. The SLC said over the past two months it had conducted a thorough evaluation with the assistance of the governments of Sri Lanka and Pakistan , the Pakistan Cricket Board and independent security experts. (more...)
Nigerian Twitter Bashes Okorocha Over Jacob Zuma Statue Nigerian Twitter Bashes Okorocha Over Jacob Zuma Statue
- October 17, 2017

Zuma is now on a two-day working visit to Imo, where he has been conferred with chieftaincy title - Ochiagha di oha mma of Igbo land - and also given the Imo Merit Award - the highest honour in the state, with a street named after him. Besides the corruption charges, South Africa's top court ruled in 2016 that Zuma had failed to uphold the constitution by using state funds to build a swimming pool and a cattle ranch-among other things-at his Nkandla home. (more...)
US Supreme Court agrees to hear Microsoft's Irish email access case
- October 17, 2017

Microsoft will go head-to-head with the Justice Department, arguing that the agency can not use a warrant to collect emails held in Microsoft's Ireland data center. "These conflicts can place US companies in the untenable position of being forced to violate foreign privacy laws to comply with USA warrants", the company's brief said. (more...)
Iraqi forces advancing towards Kurdish-held Kirkuk: Iraqi and Kurdish officials Iraqi forces advancing towards Kurdish-held Kirkuk: Iraqi and Kurdish officials
- October 16, 2017

Ever since, Kirkuk has become a point of contention between Baghdad and Kurdish officials in Erbil. Kurdistan Vice President Kosrat Rasul told Rudaw News the reinforcements were sent to Kirkuk late Thursday night in response to "threats" of attack from a combined force of Iraqi government soldiers and Iranian-backed militia, called Hashd al-Shaabi, reportedly massing on the Iraqi side of the border with Kurdistan. (more...)
Austria expected to elect youngest European Union leader in snap election Austria expected to elect youngest European Union leader in snap election
- October 16, 2017

The incredibly close result puts foreign minister Sebastian Kurz, 31, on track to become Europe's youngest head of government. The polling stations across Austria opened Sunday for the general election. Moshe Kantor said. With 90% of the votes counted, the OVP has gained the largest share of Parliament's powerful National Council, with more than 31% of the vote, state broadcaster ORF reports. (more...)
Hertha Berlin soccer players kneels before game in solidarity with National Football League players
- October 16, 2017

Hertha Berlin players kneeling before a game on October 14. Hertha Berlin appeared to show solidarity with sportspersons in the United States by "taking a knee" ahead of their Bundesliga match with Schalke on Saturday. "There are some people, however, who are not that far ideologically yet". Ivory Coast forward Salomon Kalou said the whole team was unanimous in its support for the action. (more...)
Right-Wing Israeli minster, Bennett, will demand cutting ties with the PA Right-Wing Israeli minster, Bennett, will demand cutting ties with the PA
- October 16, 2017

For the first time, Tony Blair has said he and other world leaders were wrong to give in to Israeli pressure to boycott Hamas after it won the Palestinian elections in 2006. Abbas was adamant before the talks began that no unity government would be formed without Hamas completely disarming. Another party to the negotiations, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the agreement would see the Palestinian Authority forces take control of the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt . (more...)
Congress workers celebrate party's victory in Nanded civic polls Congress workers celebrate party's victory in Nanded civic polls
- October 15, 2017

Nanded (Maharashtra), Oct 13 (IANS) The Congress on Friday retained control over the prestigious Nanded-Waghala City Municipal Corporation (NWCMC), decimating the opposition to bag a stupendous 73 seats in the 81-member body. "We have demanded that Konkan commissioner, police commissioner and the Anti- Corruption Bureau investigate the matter and initiate action against the the mastermind of this episode", he said. (more...)
MP byelection on Nov 9, to coincide with Himachal polls MP byelection on Nov 9, to coincide with Himachal polls
- October 15, 2017

K.J. Rao, who retired as adviser to the commission, said he is not aware of the compulsion of the commission to split the announcement of the poll schedule for the two states but agreed with former CEC SY Quraishi that the decision of the EC went against the spirit of the "simultaneous polls". (more...)
Wenger fumes over 'scandalous' penalty as Arsenal crash Wenger fumes over 'scandalous' penalty as Arsenal crash
- October 15, 2017

Arsenal trail Premier League leaders Manchester City by nine points and Wenger admitted his side had paid the price for a sloppy second half display. Arsenal's first away goal of the season was also Per Mertesacker's first in the league since December 2013. Ozil has been blamed for Arsenal's defeat. (more...)
Man Finds $24 Million Lottery Ticket in Old Shirt Pocket Man Finds $24 Million Lottery Ticket in Old Shirt Pocket
- October 15, 2017

Smith and his much-sought-after ticket have been the subjects of a much-publicized search undertaken by the New York Lottery to locate the would-be Lotto millionaire on the verge of forfeiting the prize as the one-year deadline for claiming it approached. (more...)
Top LeT commander among two terrorist killed in Pulwama encounter Top LeT commander among two terrorist killed in Pulwama encounter
- October 15, 2017

In a separate incident, militants attacked a police vehicle in south Kashmir's Kulgam district in the evening killing a policeman and injuring two others. "He had joined militant ranks in March 2014 and used to recruit new cadres into LeT", he said. Meanwhile, a civilian was killed as stone- pelting protestors clashed with security personnel near an encounter site on Saturday. (more...)
UNESCO: The UN's educational, scientific, cultural agency UNESCO: The UN's educational, scientific, cultural agency
- October 15, 2017

The government said it had to cut funds because a 1990s law prevents the US from funding any United Nations agencies recognizing Palestine as a state. Again, there's complexity here that we're skimming over - Barack Obama and others in the U.S. have still frequently criticised Israel's settler expansion , and expressed support for a two-state solution amenable to both Israel and Palestine (much, much easier said than done). (more...)
Hamas, Fatah sign deal on Palestinian reconciliation Hamas, Fatah sign deal on Palestinian reconciliation
- October 13, 2017

The Hamas takeover, which came a year after the group defeated Fatah in Palestinian parliamentary elections, left Abbas with autonomous enclaves in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. A small number of people, mainly medical patients, business people and aid workers, use the Erez crossing to enter Israel, usually bound for the West Bank. (more...)
USA proposes NAFTA sunset clause, raising tensions in talks USA proposes NAFTA sunset clause, raising tensions in talks
- October 13, 2017

When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets President Donald Trump on Wednesday, he will try to persuade the USA leader to focus on Mexico as a source of potential problems at talks to update NAFTA . However, a study released on Thursday by the Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association, which represents USA auto parts makers, showed the higher content requirements would lead to the loss of up to 24,000 U.S.jobs, as some companies would forgo NAFTA's tariff-free benefits and ship in ... (more...)
Disgraced Producer Harvey Weinstein Out from BAFTA Due to Sexual Assault Allegations Disgraced Producer Harvey Weinstein Out from BAFTA Due to Sexual Assault Allegations
- October 13, 2017

About a week later she was told by a Weinstein assistant she didn't get the job because she was an actor. He then asked whether she felt it was a conflict to be his nanny while pursuing an acting career and smirked when he asked whether she would "flirt" with his friends to get ahead. (more...)
In Syria killed the recruiter In Syria killed the recruiter "ID" White widow
- October 13, 2017

Asked about her death, first reported by the Sun , Mr Corbyn said it was unconfirmed but "quite clearly it is significant, if it has happened". There have been several such claims of IS militants having been killed only for them to resurface months later. (more...)
Tropical Storm Ophelia not a hurricane yet; no threat to the US Tropical Storm Ophelia not a hurricane yet; no threat to the US
- October 12, 2017

The 2017 hurricane season was forecast by NOAA, and many other forecast products to be the busiest we have seen since 2010. Assuming Ophelia reaches hurricane status with maximum sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or higher, it would be the 10th consecutive Atlantic named storm to become a hurricane. (more...)
Iran: US aiding terrorism if Revolutionary Guards declared terrorists Iran: US aiding terrorism if Revolutionary Guards declared terrorists
- October 12, 2017

President Donald Trump will decertify an global deal curbing Tehran's nuclear program, according to officials. President Trump has called the agreement the worst deal the USA has ever entered. "These are the same people advising him to certify the nuclear deal, which was also rejected by bipartisan majorities in Congress", the source said. (more...)
Amid Corker Feud, Trump Dismisses Senator's WWIII Warning
- October 12, 2017

Trump pointed the finger at the previous USA presidential administrations, which he said were on "the wrong path". Every Republican senator up for re-election in 2018, with the exception of Sen. Trump then said that Corker was partly responsible for the Iran nuclear deal, which Trump had already characterized and one of the worst deals in history. (more...)
North Korean hackers allegedly probing United States utilities for weaknesses North Korean hackers allegedly probing United States utilities for weaknesses
- October 12, 2017

Operational Plan 3100 details how to respond to North Korean provocations, Yonhap reports . Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam will hold strategic talks with visiting U.S. Security Council vote unanimously, now twice in a row, to impose stronger sanctions on North Korea?" There were even concerns that North Korea prepped hundreds of computers for a massive attack on its southern neighbor. (more...)
Saudi Arabia has fired many extremist imams: Saudi FM Al Jubeir Saudi Arabia has fired many extremist imams: Saudi FM Al Jubeir
- October 11, 2017

Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation spokeswoman Maria Vorobyova said that Moscow and Riyadh reached agreements on the supply of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, as well as Kornet-EM anti-tank missile systems, TOS-1A "Buratino" heavy flame systems, AGS-30 grenade launchers and Kalashnikov AK-103 assault rifles. (more...)
Depression in Bay of Bengal, more rains to drench Odisha Depression in Bay of Bengal, more rains to drench Odisha
- October 11, 2017

Though rain and strong winds that lashed the city from Sunday night had eased, the Met department forecast one or two spells of rain in Kolkata and adjoining areas till tommorow. The heavy rain disrupted normal life in several parts of south Bengal, including Kolkata, where flight and train services and road transportation were affected. (more...)
Ivana talks about 'Raising Trump' and Ivanka's chance at the United States presidency Ivana talks about 'Raising Trump' and Ivanka's chance at the United States presidency
- October 11, 2017

And I don't want to cause any kind of jealousy or something like that, because I'm basically first Trump wife. However, she says they are back on good terms these days and muses that perhaps her daughter Ivanka could run for President "in fifteen years". (more...)
White House releases immigration wish list White House releases immigration wish list
- October 11, 2017

In this October 7, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House in Washington for a brief stop at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., on his way to Greensboro, N.C. However, the next day White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted that "excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to". The principles also mentioned about a crackdown on the influx of Central American minors and curbs on federal grants to "sanctuary cities", the ... (more...)
Watching Shares of Easyjet Plc (EZJ.L) — Technical Focus Watching Shares of Easyjet Plc (EZJ.L) — Technical Focus
- October 11, 2017

The company traded as high as GBX 586.50 ($7.71) and last traded at GBX 569.50 ($7.49). Its down 2.85% from 8.53M shares previously. With 34,500 avg volume, 3 days are for Petrobras Argentina SA (NYSE:PZE)'s short sellers to cover PZE's short positions. (more...)
Why Would Trump Scrap the Iran Nuclear Deal? Why Would Trump Scrap the Iran Nuclear Deal?
- October 11, 2017

It eliminates two-thirds of Iran's centrifuges and 98 percent of its enriched-uranium stockpile, and it is verified by the most intrusive verification and inspection regime ever negotiated. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran purposefully excluded its military capability from the nuclear deal, as "it is not intended as leverage or a bargaining chip in future negotiations". (more...)
Congress must apologies for Rahul Gandhi's remark on women in RSS: Anandiben Congress must apologies for Rahul Gandhi's remark on women in RSS: Anandiben
- October 11, 2017

It is clear that there are no challengers to the Gandhi family and his elevation would be smooth. In a strongly worded statement, BJP leader and ex-Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel has attacked Rahul Gandhi for her jibe at RSS. Countering Rahul's charges against Modi, Shah said the BJP-led Centre has initiated over 106 schemes for the poor, Dalits, tribals, the backward classes, etc. (more...)
Clinton shares presidential campaign highs, lows at Davis event Clinton shares presidential campaign highs, lows at Davis event
- October 11, 2017

The statement made no mention of returning contributions from Weinstein. Trump pushed back by touting similar allegations against her husband, former President Bill Clinton. "It's On Us" is a program Biden and former President Barack Obama began in 2014 during their time in the White House. During an appearance on CNN's "New Day", Kaine was asked what lawmakers should do with money Weinstein has given to them. (more...)
How Dianne Feinstein's re-election bid encapsulates the divide within the Democratic Party How Dianne Feinstein's re-election bid encapsulates the divide within the Democratic Party
- October 10, 2017

Lots more to do: ending gun violence, combating climate change, access to healthcare. "I'm all in!" the tweet said. At 84, Feinstein is the oldest senator now serving in the chamber. Adam B. Schiff, Eric Swalwell and Brad Sherman, were said to be preparing for a Senate campaign if Feinstein opted to retire. Kevin de Leon, who is term-limited as the Senate president pro tempore, are also known to be angling for higher office. (more...)