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Texans vs. Bengals: Highlights, game tracker and more Texans vs. Bengals: Highlights, game tracker and more
- September 19, 2017

Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien has been trying to figure out his starting quarterback for a while. Marvin Lewis has been there, done that. The second one came late in the second quarter, two plays before Watson's 49-yard touchdown gave the Texans a 10-3 lead 50 seconds before halftime. (more...)
CBO: Initial report on Graham-Cassidy will lack coverage, premium estimates CBO: Initial report on Graham-Cassidy will lack coverage, premium estimates
- September 19, 2017

The bill being considered has been proposed by Sen. This is a welcome return to federalist principles that the GOP had forgotten when crafting their earlier ObamaCare replacement bills. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) have sponsored . Because the measure strives to equalize Medicaid funding between states, some Republicans from Medicaid expansion states in the House could find it hard to support. (more...)
Unifor strike at GM result of 'major philosophical differences' Unifor strike at GM result of 'major philosophical differences'
- September 19, 2017

Equinox sales soared 85 per cent last month in the United States, which is the destination for about 85 per cent of the vehicles made at Cami. GM moved production of the GMC Terrain from the plant to Mexico earlier this year, Bloomberg said. (more...)
N's Kulsoon Nawaz wins NA-120 by N's Kulsoon Nawaz wins NA-120 by
- September 19, 2017

Meanwhile, PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz Sharif says that the people of NA-120 have rejected the politics of chaos and conspiracies. Maryam, who is being seen as a political heir to Sharif, further said that the PML-N fought the NA-120 election against the PTI and "hidden forces" that were involved in the ouster of her father. (more...)
Gasoline prices slowly falling with bigger drops ahead Gasoline prices slowly falling with bigger drops ahead
- September 19, 2017

But will Jose and Maria affect gas prices? Harvey, which barreled through an oil production and refining center in the Gulf of Mexico last month, brought a surge in gasoline prices. Gasoline prices will continue to fall even as oil holds steady due to better supply and demand balance after Harvey. As gas prices drop for the majority of the country, so does the nation's gasoline inventory. (more...)
British Airways flight held at Paris airport over security threat British Airways flight held at Paris airport over security threat
- September 18, 2017

Sniffer dogs checked the plane and found no threat, police said as they lifted the alert. Flight number BA0303 was held on the tarmac at Charles de Gaulle and surrounded by police and fire vehicles at around 8am United Kingdom time this morning. (more...)
President Trump hitting Hillary Clinton with a golf ball in a GIF President Trump hitting Hillary Clinton with a golf ball in a GIF
- September 18, 2017

Mr Trump has stepped up his criticism of Mrs Clinton since the Democratic presidential nominee re-emerged in the spotlight to promote her new book about the 2016 campaign. David Urban, a former Trump campaign adviser, was dismissive on CNN's "State of the Union". Trump hammered Clinton over her new book prior this week as well, tweeting that she "accuses everyone (and everything) except herself for her decision misfortune". (more...)
Hamas Agrees to Fatah Talks on Palestinian Unity Hamas Agrees to Fatah Talks on Palestinian Unity
- September 18, 2017

Hamas said on Sunday that it had dissolved its administrative committee running Gaza, making way for the arrival of officials from the unity government, who would take control of the area. In May 2011, President Mahmoud Abbas and former Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal signed in Cairo a reconciliation agreement that included the formation of a unity government that prepares for general elections within six months; however, the two sides failed to implement it immediately. (more...)
Bangladesh Protests Myanmar Airspace Violations as Tensions Mount Over Rohingya Bangladesh Protests Myanmar Airspace Violations as Tensions Mount Over Rohingya
- September 18, 2017

In Cox's Bazar, where there are concentrations of refugees, the camps of fortune now extend to loss of sight. A Reuters photographer on the Bangladesh side of the border said he could see huge banks of dark smoke billowing up over Myanmar territory on Friday, while global aid organisations said the refugees kept coming. (more...)
Trump calls for travel ban expansion Trump calls for travel ban expansion
- September 17, 2017

More than 20 people were taken to the hospital after an improvised explosive device detonated inside a packed subway vehicle at the Parsons Green station. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump's tweet "may have come up" but gave no further detail. Trump's tweet seemed to envision such a "larger, tougher" ban, though he also said the measure needed to be "more specific" - which might indicate the White House is not inclined to bar people merely due to their nationality. (more...)
ICC congratulates Pakistan on successfully hosting World XI's tour ICC congratulates Pakistan on successfully hosting World XI's tour
- September 17, 2017

While the visits of two global sides in the latter half of the current year bode well for Pakistan cricket, there is still a long way to go for the country to draw back major sides for a bilateral tour. Acknowledging the importance of that event, Richardson said that the current three-match series would go a long way towards convincing other countries that Pakistan could safely host their teams. (more...)
California affordable housing bills clear Assembly California affordable housing bills clear Assembly
- September 17, 2017

The Assembly's 49-25 vote sets up a vote in the Senate later Friday. The bill will prohibit additional jail time meant to allow immigration enforcement officials to take undocumented immigrants arrested for other reasons into custody. On the Senate floor minutes before 2 a.m. Saturday, De Leon said the changes were reasonable, and reflected a powerful compromise between law enforcement officials and advocates. (more...)
Centre has not filed any affidavit in SC regarding Rohingyas, says Rijiju Centre has not filed any affidavit in SC regarding Rohingyas, says Rijiju
- September 17, 2017

India has also made a decision to grant citizenship to Buddhist and Hindu refugees from erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). About 40 percent of the total Rohingya population living in the Rakhine State of Myanmar has now fled to Bangladesh, the United Nations has said. (more...)
Niall Horan sets Jones Beach concert date for September 2018 Niall Horan sets Jones Beach concert date for September 2018
- September 16, 2017

One Direction fans, your wait is over. Horan is releasing his first solo album called " Flicker " on Capitol Records on October 20. He also posted the album's official artwork. With two incredibly successful singles under his belt, Niall Horan announced on his Twitter today that his debut album Flicker will be released on October 20th. (more...)
Mahesh Babu starrer Spyder trailer is a visual brilliance Mahesh Babu starrer Spyder trailer is a visual brilliance
- September 16, 2017

The Spyder trailer appears to have got the audience interested too. The movie is set for a grand release on September 27th. The Tamil version has received 2.5 lakh views on YouTube where the Telugu version has already received close to 6.5 lakh hits. (more...)
Madras HC stays floor test until Sept 20 — AIADMK crisis Madras HC stays floor test until Sept 20 — AIADMK crisis
- September 16, 2017

Rajendran had sought their disqualification after the 19 MLAs petitioned Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao to remove Chief Minister K Palaniswami following the merger of factions led by Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam, now Deputy Chief Minister. (more...)
With only one door, victims couldn't escape fire at religious school With only one door, victims couldn't escape fire at religious school
- September 16, 2017

The firefighters quickly attended the scene and the fire was extinguished after an hour. Except for two teachers, the rest of the victims were students. "Every one of the bodies were discovered lumped on each other". "This also would have made it hard for victims to escape in an emergency", he said. (more...)
Access To Military Sites Debated As White House Reconsiders Iran Nuclear Deal Access To Military Sites Debated As White House Reconsiders Iran Nuclear Deal
- September 15, 2017

A senior administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity, called the waiver "a holding action", warning that no decision had been reached on the long-term future of the deal. While the White House finishes its Iran policy review, a vocal campaign against any possibility of decertifying the agreement is underway, led by Obama administration officials. (more...)
European Union hardens measures against North Korea over weapons tests European Union hardens measures against North Korea over weapons tests
- September 15, 2017

The pictures apparently show a fresh crater, which may have been caused by the portal used for the hydrogen bomb test caving in after detonation, although 38 North said it was impossible to be certain. Tremors from the quake are likely the cause of a possible "collapse chimney crater" at the site, the analysts added. The analysts gave no indication that a test appeared to be imminent. (more...)
Devastation from Hurricane Irma far more than expected Devastation from Hurricane Irma far more than expected
- September 15, 2017

Earlier, he made two stops in Texas after Hurricane Harvey caused massive, destructive flooding in and around Houston. Trump tweeted earlier Thursday morning that he also planned to to thank "our GREAT first responders", including both the U.S. (more...)
Rohingya exodus reaches 389000, United Nations fears worse to come Rohingya exodus reaches 389000, United Nations fears worse to come
- September 15, 2017

She sat with her children beside a highway running along the beach at Teknaf, unable to get a ride to the refugee camps some 10 kilometres (six miles) from the border. The Muslim villages have been torched by Muslim militants, the Myanmar military says. "The evidence is irrefutable - the Myanmar security forces are setting northern Rakhine State ablaze in a targeted campaign to push the Rohingya people out of Myanmar". (more...)
Russian military bombards ISIS targets in Syria Russian military bombards ISIS targets in Syria
- September 15, 2017

This isn't the first time Russian Federation is stepping up to the plate, as they have been backing Syrian President since 2015. All targeted objects were hit, the ministry said. Syrian government forces recently broke the extremist group's three-year siege on Deir al-Zor as troops advanced on the western side of the city. (more...)
Alabama poverty rate decreasing, still way above USA average Alabama poverty rate decreasing, still way above USA average
- September 15, 2017

For data nerds, September 12 was a pretty big day - the day that the Census Bureau released its yearly statistical reports on income and poverty , and on health insurance . Increasing the availability of full-time employment is great. Hirschl said low-skilled workers who once depended on manufacturing jobs to support their families are increasingly frozen out of the workforce by developments in robotics, artificial intelligence and advanced manufacturing practices that demand ... (more...)
Olive Garden brings back pasta pass, on sale Thursday Olive Garden brings back pasta pass, on sale Thursday
- September 14, 2017

Both pasta pass holders will have from September 25 through November 19 to eat unlimited pasta, soup, salad and breadsticks. For an extra $100, 50 people will also be able to buy an eight-day trip to Italy for two. If Olive Garden has its way, you may soon be dining on unlimited pasta while getting ready for a trip to Italy. The 50 Pasta Passports will be available to purchase alongside 22,000 Pasta Passes exclusively at www.PastaPass.com for 30 minutes beginning Thursday, Sept. (more...)
Putin, Merkel agree on changes to United Nations forces deployment in Ukraine proposal Putin, Merkel agree on changes to United Nations forces deployment in Ukraine proposal
- September 14, 2017

Poroshenko told reporters that he plans to launch the discussion at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, which will be officially opened in NY later Tuesday. Bush administration who also reviewed the document. A Russian official confirmed to CNN that the document was authentic. Trump went on to propose a joint US-Russia cyber effort, then after sustained criticism of the proposal, Trump said he knew "it can't" happen. (more...)
Saudi Arabia Pushes OPEC on New Tack to Curb Oil Supplies Saudi Arabia Pushes OPEC on New Tack to Curb Oil Supplies
- September 14, 2017

Technically, MCX Crude oil price traded positively for a major part of the last week testing a 1-month high near Rs 3,175. As I have written before, the IEA is notorious for underestimating demand and had to once again raise their forecast. (more...)
Deir Ezzor City Slowly Returning to Normalcy after Terror Siege Deir Ezzor City Slowly Returning to Normalcy after Terror Siege
- September 14, 2017

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has welcomed Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu to capital Damascus as Syrian forces supported by the Russian army prepare to make a final push into parts of the eastern city of Deir Az Zor. The statement, published by the SDF's media council, announced the establishment of "a preparatory committee that will discuss the basis and starting points for a civil council for Deir Ezzor". (more...)
Supreme Court allows Trump admin to block refugees with formal assurances Supreme Court allows Trump admin to block refugees with formal assurances
- September 14, 2017

It is, however, notable that the Trump administration has declined to challenge a recent 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that blocked Trump's ban from barring grandparents, cousins, and other close relatives from the country. The government immediately appealed the order to the Ninth Circuit and simultaneously asked the Supreme Court to stop the District Court's decision from taking effect. (more...)
CBSE releases Annexures for Safety of Children in Schools CBSE releases Annexures for Safety of Children in Schools
- September 14, 2017

In fact, I have requested my kid's school management to see if they can adopt such technology. Since the gruesome murder, other incidents of crime against children have also come under spotlight raising the pertinent question of safety of children inside the school premises. (more...)
No way, Jose: Hurricane slightly weakens in Atlantic No way, Jose: Hurricane slightly weakens in Atlantic
- September 13, 2017

Current long-term forecast models for Jose are all over the map next week. Mr McKenzie continued: "The loop stops midway in the southwest Atlantic". The forecast for Tuesday has a "high risk" for rip currents along the DE and Jersey beaches, and sees a "moderate to potentially high risk of rip currents through the weekend". (more...)
PETA, Photographer Reach Settlement in Monkey Selfie Lawsuit PETA, Photographer Reach Settlement in Monkey Selfie Lawsuit
- September 13, 2017

Both sides also asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals "to dismiss the case and throw out a lower-court decision that said animals can not own copyrights", The Associated Press reports. Slater and Blurb persuaded U.S. District Judge William Orrick of the Northern District of California that animals have no standing to assert copyright authorship under Ninth Circuit law. (more...)
Senators introduce defense bill amendment to halt Trump's trans military ban Senators introduce defense bill amendment to halt Trump's trans military ban
- September 13, 2017

It's still unclear whether the measure will get a vote, as it's one of scores of proposed amendments to the defense bill. Susan Collins are teaming up to fight President Trump's ban on transgender soldiers . A Democratic and Republican Senator are behind a bipartisan push for an amendment to block Trump's transgender ban. "We are thankful for Senators Collins' and Gillibrand's leadership in working to stop President Trump's unpatriotic attack on thousands of our military families, and we ... (more...)
Pope Hopes Trump Will Rethink DACA Decision on Pro-Life Grounds Pope Hopes Trump Will Rethink DACA Decision on Pro-Life Grounds
- September 12, 2017

He sought to play down the injury saying, "I was leaning down to greet children and then I banged my head...." "I hope that it will be rethought a little, because I have heard the president of the United States speak as a pro-life man". (more...)
Branson shares Hurricane Irma photos detailing destruction Branson shares Hurricane Irma photos detailing destruction
- September 12, 2017

Branson is now based in Puerto Rico where he is "mobilising recovery with government and aid agencies" before he heads back to the island to help on the ground. "I have never seen anything like this hurricane", he said in a blog post after the storm passed. "Necker and the whole area have been completely and utterly devastated", he said, adding that he and his staff were all "safe and well". (more...)
Steve Bannon: Firing James Comey Was Biggest Mistake in Modern Political History Steve Bannon: Firing James Comey Was Biggest Mistake in Modern Political History
- September 12, 2017

Flynn allegedly suggested to ambassador Sergey Kislyak that sanctions on Russian Federation imposed by President Barack Obama as punishment for the Kremlin's inteference in the 2016 election could be lifted. He called the Access Hollywood tapes a "litmus test" because it showed who really supported Trump . Bannon also said that Gary Cohn , the former CEO of Goldman Sachs who was then appointed to Trump's chief economic advisor, should have resigned after publicly disagreeing with ... (more...)
Myanmar situation 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing', says UN Myanmar situation 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing', says UN
- September 12, 2017

He cited reports that Myanmar authorities had begun to lay landmines along the border with Bangladesh and would require returnees to provide "proof of citizenship". Aid agencies have been overwhelmed by the influx of Rohingya, many of whom are arriving hungry and traumatized after walking days through jungles or packing into rickety wooden boats in search of safety in Bangladesh. (more...)
Russia To Close American Consulate For 'Diplomatic Parity' Russia To Close American Consulate For 'Diplomatic Parity'
- September 12, 2017

That "full parity" means completely equalizing the number of Americans in Russian Federation and vice-versa. Nevertheless, doing so we showed our good will. Then-President Obama ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian intelligence officers and seized two Russian diplomatic compounds in the U.S.in retaliation for Kremlin meddling in the 2016 USA presidential elections. (more...)
S. Korea president says THAAD deployment inevitable but temporary
- September 11, 2017

Media releases from North Korea often seem intent on proving doubters wrong , and its tests sometimes seem created to demonstrate previously unattributed capabilities. China is a veto-wielding permanent member of the UN Security Council, as well as North Korea's main trading partner and source of food and fuel aid. (more...)
Korea closely monitors China's further moves over THAAD deployment Korea closely monitors China's further moves over THAAD deployment
- September 11, 2017

The comments come after Putin said at the BRICS summit in China on Monday that even though North Korea possess a nuclear arsenal, sanctions against the country are "useless and ineffective". Beijing says the system's powerful radars will be able to monitor flights and missile launches deep inside northeastern China. It would be very hard - actually, impossible, " Putin told reporters. (more...)
Russian Federation does not accept DPRK's nuclear status: Putin Russian Federation does not accept DPRK's nuclear status: Putin
- September 11, 2017

But speaking at the closure of the BRICs summit in Beijing - which hosted the leaders of Brazil, India, China and South Africa - Putin said that while Russian Federation condemned North Korea's latest actions, imposing any kind of sanctions would be "useless and ineffective". (more...)
McCain Says His Cancer Is 'Vicious' McCain Says His Cancer Is 'Vicious'
- September 11, 2017

And there's two ways of looking at these things. He told Tapper that he'll be getting an MRI on Monday to see how well his treatment has worked. "So far, all indications are very good". Mr. McCain urged to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals campaign to be done in a comprehensive immigration package that will provide the permanent protections for young immigrants. (more...)
Aftershocks keep hitting quake-stung Mexico town Aftershocks keep hitting quake-stung Mexico town
- September 11, 2017

At least 60 people were reported dead. A massive quake off southern Mexico on Thursday night that killed at least 90 people damaged tens of thousands of homes and afflicted upwards of two million people in the poorer south, state officials said, as more details of the disaster emerged. (more...)
China says it will back new measures against N.Korea China says it will back new measures against N.Korea
- September 11, 2017

South Korea's military is watching North Korea closely for signs of provocations, officials said Saturday, amid concern the regime could undertake a missile launch or even another nuclear test on its founding anniversary. Following the conversation with Xi, the USA leader said that a military response was not his first option. Russian Federation has a land border with North Korea less than 20-km long. (more...)
Erdoğan meets Iran's Rouhani, Pakistani president in Astana Erdoğan meets Iran's Rouhani, Pakistani president in Astana
- September 11, 2017

The photo shows a general view of the first Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit on science and technology in Astana , Kazakhstan , September 10, 2017. He further announced the development of the organization's document, following intensive discussions with 157 scholars and technical experts from 20 member states. (more...)
Anderson's career-best seals Lord's victory and series for England Anderson's career-best seals Lord's victory and series for England
- September 11, 2017

Nasser Hussain, former England captain and skipper when Jimmy made his debut, paid tribute to the Burnley man's achievements: "He was so different from anything I, we, had seen before... It was quite a moment as Henry Blofeld made his fairwell broadcast on Test Match Special , amid a standing ovation from the Lord's crowd. Cook was lbw to leg-spinner Bishoo's first ball of the match but Stoneman and Westley batted comfortably enough. (more...)
Irma downgraded to Category 4 hurricane, but still 'extremely dangerous' Irma downgraded to Category 4 hurricane, but still 'extremely dangerous'
- September 11, 2017

Dutch marines who flew to St. Martin and two other Dutch islands hammered by Irma reported extensive damage but no deaths or injuries. As of 8 a.m. EDT Sunday, the hurricane was centered about 20 miles (30 kilometers) east-southeast of Key West, Florida, and was moving north-northwest at 8 mph (13 kph). (more...)
Trump lawyer's wife arrested after allegedly having sex with inmate Trump lawyer's wife arrested after allegedly having sex with inmate
- September 10, 2017

Burchfield's husband, Bobby Burchfield , is one of the ethics attorneys appointed to Donald Trump's business trust, which was created to keep the President's business and political ties separate. His wife was charged on Tuesday with willfully delivering unauthorized articles to a confined prisoner. Burchfield, who is from McLean, Virginia, faces up to 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $2,500 if found guilty, according to state law. (more...)
Power outages beginning for some in southwest Florida Power outages beginning for some in southwest Florida
- September 10, 2017

Florida Crystals, about 75 miles northwest of Miami, manufactures sugar, which can be combustible under the right conditions. The post attributed the news to local Fox affiliate WSVN Channel 7 and says that as the massive storm makes it way closer to Florida , customers won't have power. (more...)
Extra security for Manchester Arena benefit concert Extra security for Manchester Arena benefit concert
- September 10, 2017

Poet Tony Walsh also read out a poignant tribute reciting " This is the Place ". The line-up also includes performances by The Courteeners, Blossoms and Rick Astley along with sets from Bugzy Malone, and Nadine Coyle. "Believe you and me, this arena is still going to produce the best concerts and sports for years to come", he said . Trauma specialists and mental health professionals were also on hand. (more...)
NASCAR Xfinity Series at Richmond 2017 Results: Brad Keselowski Takes 1st
- September 10, 2017

Crazier things have happened but the fans would just about tear down the grandstands if Dale Earnhardt Jr . won this race on Saturday night and all I'm saying is...there's a chance. We haven't had to fight to get in the playoffs in a long time . Logano has his back against the wall this week with only one goal which is to win the race and Saturday night will tell if his team is up to the challenge. (more...)