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Fmr. USC Assistant Coach Makes First Court Appearance Fmr. USC Assistant Coach Makes First Court Appearance
- September 29, 2017

The Fighting Illini released a statement several hours after the news broke. USA authorities on Tuesday unveiled fraud charges against 10 people associated with some of the country's premier college basketball programs, including four coaches and an Adidas AG executive, following a two-year corruption probe. (more...)
ISIS releases recording of leader al-Baghdadi ISIS releases recording of leader al-Baghdadi
- September 29, 2017

ISIS media released a 46-minute audio message that plays a speech by Baghdadi, according to the militant group. But in it, Baghdadi makes an apparent reference to recent events including North Korean threats against Japan and United States and the recapture two months ago of Mosul by USA -backed Iraqi forces. (more...)
Coroner disputes parents' claim that Otto Warmbier was tortured Coroner disputes parents' claim that Otto Warmbier was tortured
- September 29, 2017

The coroner's report describes abnormal flexing of the arms and legs, which it attributes to severe brain damage from not getting enough oxygen. "It looked like someone had taken a pair of pliers of rearranged his bottom teeth", Fred Warmbier said. (more...)
Executive order, negotiations on health care mulled Executive order, negotiations on health care mulled
- September 29, 2017

Trump said Senate Republicans would have enough votes to pass health care reform but for a hospitalized senator who's unable to cast the deciding vote. Since then, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) criticized the "lousy process" by which the legislation was rammed through the Senate, and one of the bill's co-authors, Sen. (more...)
Trump authorizes waiver to loosen shipping regulations for Puerto Rico Trump authorizes waiver to loosen shipping regulations for Puerto Rico
- September 29, 2017

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the decision in a Twitter message. Rubio, who clearly has the president's ear, is leading a growing chorus of politicians who have become dissatisfied with the Trump administration's response more than a week after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm. (more...)
Thai Supreme Court Sentences Former Prime Minister To 5 Years In Absentia Thai Supreme Court Sentences Former Prime Minister To 5 Years In Absentia
- September 29, 2017

Yingluck fled overseas last month fearing that the military government, set up after a coup in 2014, would seek a harsh sentence. However, Norawit admitted he has yet to reach Yingluck since August 25 and still did not know where she is. A military coup removed Shinawatra from office in 2014. Thaksin's Puea Thai Party did not comment to Reuters on Prayuth's disclosure that Yingluck was in Dubai. (more...)
Work Begins on 8 Prototypes for Trump's Border Wall in Otay Mesa Work Begins on 8 Prototypes for Trump's Border Wall in Otay Mesa
- September 28, 2017

Villareal said the prototype phase is expected to last 30 days and that he expects protests at the site during that time ."We expect that there may be protesting and we are going to do everything to make sure that we provide that opportunity and we maintain civility and lawfulness along the border", he said . (more...)
Trump 'not happy' with health secretary's private travel Trump 'not happy' with health secretary's private travel
- September 28, 2017

Trump says "we'll see" about whether he was going to fire his Health and Human Services secretary. The publication also reported that Price has taken more than 24 private flights since early May, costing taxpayers almost $400,000. Earlier Wednesday, a top White House official said the administration was awaiting the internal and congressional inquiry into Price's use of private jets but declined to say whether the President had confidence in the secretary. (more...)
What Is Going on With DirecTV's NFL Refunds? What Is Going on With DirecTV's NFL Refunds?
- September 28, 2017

In the unprecedented move, the broadcaster - owned by AT&T - is giving fans the option to cancel their NFL Sunday Ticket package. You typically can not get a refund for the service once the season starts. Out!" Usually, customers are not able to cancel their subscriptions once the season starts, but DirecTV made a decision to change the policy due to the sensitivity of the issue. (more...)
Interpol approves Palestinian membership despite Israeli opposition Interpol approves Palestinian membership despite Israeli opposition
- September 28, 2017

Since 2012, when its status in the United Nations was upgraded to "non-member state", Palestine has joined dozens of worldwide organizations. But Palestine's membership in Interpol shouldn't actually pose a new concern for Israel , he said: Pretty much the whole world is already in the police organization. (more...)
Saudi Arabia Is Going to Let Women Drive Now Saudi Arabia Is Going to Let Women Drive Now
- September 27, 2017

Umm Ibrahim sits behind the wheel of her vehicle as she drives in Riyadh, an act that is banned in Saudi Arabia June 21, 2011. By MONA EL-NAGGAR and ADAM BOLT on Publish Date October 15, 2016. "The military solution is the more likely one for the Yemen crisis in light of the intransigence of the Houthi and Saleh coup militias which continue to take orders from Iran", Hadi said in the interview, according to a text provided by the Yemeni state-run Saba news agency. (more...)
PFI contracts come under scrutiny by Labour Party PFI contracts come under scrutiny by Labour Party
- September 27, 2017

We have already pledged that there will be no new PFI deals signed by us. The Tories are stuck in the Victorian era - we are determined to embrace the possibilities of technological change. I don't believe at this stage we can say how much it will cost upfront.I don't believe it will run to billions and billions of pounds". He said Labour wanted the financial regulator to impose a cap on the amount of interest payable on credit card debt to help those caught in "persistent debt". (more...)
Oil Price Hit New High In 2017
- September 27, 2017

The U.S. Energy Information Administration said production from wells in shale formations would rise for a 10th month in a row in October. Global crude oil prices spurted to a two-year high on easing supply glut worries following release of United States rig count data. (more...)
Maria brings evacuation on North Carolina island Maria brings evacuation on North Carolina island
- September 27, 2017

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 240 miles. A tropical storm warning is in effect for parts of North Carolina including Albemarle, Pamlico Sounds, and the coastline from Cape Lookout to Duck. (more...)
Abe cites 'national crisis' in calling an early election Abe cites 'national crisis' in calling an early election
- September 26, 2017

Abe is expected to announce the call for early elections to benefit from improved popularity and confusion among opposition parties. A new poll carried out by Japan's Kyodo news agency has shown that nearly two-thirds of voters are against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calling a snap election. (more...)
After Hurricane Maria, 'There Is No More Agriculture in Puerto Rico' After Hurricane Maria, 'There Is No More Agriculture in Puerto Rico'
- September 26, 2017

You've got over 3 million people that are USA citizens. The storm also knocked out 100% of the island's electricity, and experts still aren't sure when it will be restored , although it's understood that it will take several months to do so. (more...)
Hurricane Lee develops in the Atlantic, while Maria weakens
- September 26, 2017

Though the track may end up similar to Jose, the end game around our neighborhood will be much different. It is expected to maintain hurricane strength for at least the next five days. In all, six storms have become strong enough to earn names and all have gone on to become hurricanes. Experts estimate the storm could cost around $100 billion. (more...)
Weiner sentenced to 21 months of prison in sexting case Weiner sentenced to 21 months of prison in sexting case
- September 26, 2017

Even though prison term tilted toward the lower end of what prosecutors demanded after Weiner pleaded guilty in May, the 53-year-old seemed gobsmacked by its severity. His first texting scandal prompted Weiner , who was married, to admit to several inappropriate relationships. When the last round of allegations surfaced in 2016 - including reports that Weiner had transmitted a photo of himself shirtless and aroused, with his son asleep on the bed next to him, to a mother of two - ... (more...)
Defying Trump, Iran says will boost missile capabilities Defying Trump, Iran says will boost missile capabilities
- September 26, 2017

Iran said on Saturday that it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile in defiance of warnings from Washington that such activities were grounds for abandoning their landmark nuclear deal. The Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, clearly stated that Iran is ready to fight against any western power and that the country is a major reason for equilibrium in the region's political environment. (more...)
Russian General Killed in Syria Russian General Killed in Syria
- September 25, 2017

While both oppose Islamic State, they are engaged, via proxies, in a race for strategic influence and potential resources in the form of oilfields in eastern Syria's Deir al-Zor province. "According to our data, the terrorists have completely destroyed the infrastructure in the Omar and Tanak gas fields, a part of the facilities in Conoco have been destroyed as well..." Syrian troops supported by Iranian-backed militias have also crossed to the eastern side of the river, increasing their ... (more...)
Republican Obamacare repeal loses crucial support Republican Obamacare repeal loses crucial support
- September 25, 2017

The measure would shift money Obama's law uses to help people afford coverage into block grants states would control in spending formulas heavily tilted toward helping Republican-led states. With sports clearly weighing on the president, he then rescinded an invitation for NBA All-Star Stephen Curry to visit the White House. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters as he pushes a last-ditch effort to uproot former President Barack Obama's ... (more...)
Man fatally shot in officer-involved shooting after shooting New Castle officer Man fatally shot in officer-involved shooting after shooting New Castle officer
- September 25, 2017

Officers first went to the shopping center after receiving a report of a "family disturbance" Deputy Charles Moore of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Information Bureau said in a written statement . The officer, who was shot in the lower torso area, along with the suspect were taken to a hospital for treatment. Police say there is no further danger to the public. (more...)
Ali smashes ton as England bt West Indies Ali smashes ton as England bt West Indies
- September 25, 2017

Joe Root had earlier made his own bid for top billing when he posted most runs, across all formats, in an English worldwide summer on his way to 84 as he and Ben Stokes (73) first put the hosts on course for a formidable total in their fourth-wicket stand of 132. (more...)
Mattis Says Diplomacy Best Course Against North Korea Mattis Says Diplomacy Best Course Against North Korea
- September 25, 2017

A few hours after China announced the enforcement of the new UN Security Council sanctions against Pyongyang , Beijing reported that an quake, most likely caused by an explosion, was detected in North Korea. So-called atmospheric tests of nuclear weapons were banned by the USA, the then-Soviet Union and numerous world's nations in a 1963 treaty , though China conducted the last such test known worldwide in 1980. (more...)
Stars Return - How Arsenal Could Line up vs West Brom Stars Return - How Arsenal Could Line up vs West Brom
- September 25, 2017

When Gareth Barry made his first appearance in the Premier League on May 2nd 1998, Arsene Wenger was only one year and 212 days in to his tenure as Arsenal manager. "The number I'll achieve is an individual one". He said , "I'd been speaking to Ronald Koeman for three weeks before it eventually happened". The Northern Ireland global helped them to a respectable 10th-placed finish in the Premier League last season. (more...)
Spain tries to exert control over Catalan police Spain tries to exert control over Catalan police
- September 24, 2017

The increasingly aggressive police crackdown on the Catalonia referendum is taking a lot more police. "The majority of the Catalans did not want independence until quite recently, but now 70 percent of the population in Catalonia want the referendum and many people that were in the middle now say "we want to vote".because this idea of trying to repress a movement is not going to support the unity of Spain", the analyst said on Friday night. (more...)
Turkey to discuss response to Kurdish independence vote Turkey to discuss response to Kurdish independence vote
- September 24, 2017

The UN Security Council has warned the referendum could potentially be destabilising. "We said we would talk to Baghdad before, during and after the referendum". Ahmed, co-president of the political wing of a USA -backed Syrian Kurdish force battling the Islamic State militant group, said that unlike the Iraqi Kurdish referendum that's largely been rejected internationally, local Kurdish elections have faced no objections. (more...)
Niasse is Everton's unlikely matchwinner against Bournemouth Niasse is Everton's unlikely matchwinner against Bournemouth
- September 24, 2017

When Michael Keane joined Everton in a BBC-reported £30m deal this summer , he highlighted working under Ronald Koeman as one of the main factors in his decision, according to a Sky Sports report . Before the game, though, if you had offered us a draw away at the Etihad, it would have been considered a very good point. Nevertheless, the Cherries followed their Premier League win over Brighton by toppling the same opponents in the cup four days later, courtesy of Joshua King's ... (more...)
Kenyatta's supporters protest negation of elections Kenyatta's supporters protest negation of elections
- September 24, 2017

OT-Morpho said an internal audit of its equipment conducted after the Supreme Court annulled the August 8 presidential election found no foul play. The decision was reached after opposition candidate Raila Odinga had challenged the results in court, raising accusations of hacking and the making of a "computer generated leadership". (more...)
Iranian state media: Test of ballistic missile successful
- September 24, 2017

President Rouhani said: "We will promote our defensive and military power as much as we deem necessary". The move was a direct challenge to US President Donald Trump , who in August signed a bill imposing mandatory penalties on those involved in Iran's ballistic missile programme and anyone who does business with those involved in the programme. (more...)
North Korea reacted sharply to the threat of trump North Korea reacted sharply to the threat of trump
- September 24, 2017

Though Trump's speeches typically employ colorful rhetoric, threatening another country with destruction was unprecedented for a US President and took diplomats aback . Satellite photos after the September 3 quake showed numerous landslides apparently caused by the massive blast, which North Korea said was an advanced hydrogen bomb. (more...)
New Zealand leader addresses supporters New Zealand leader addresses supporters
- September 24, 2017

There remained a remote chance that English's main challenger, Jacinda Ardern , could take the role. The results position Winston Peters, leader of New Zealand First, as the kingmaker. "Obviously we hoped for better", she said. "In the next few days we will begin discussions with New Zealand First on finding common ground and form. a strong and stable government for all New Zealanders". (more...)
U.S. oil stockpiles grow 4.6 million barrels U.S. oil stockpiles grow 4.6 million barrels
- September 23, 2017

Gasoline supplies dropped a third week to the lowest level since November 2015, while distillate stockpiles fell by the biggest amount since 2011, according to government data. Brent crude futures rose 14 cents, or 0.3 percent, to end at $56.43 a barrel. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries' (OPEC) first assessment of world oil markets in 2018, published in July, showed that, despite cutting output, the group is still pumping too much crude. (more...)
After Trump speech, Mattis says North Korea crisis still 'diplomatic effort' After Trump speech, Mattis says North Korea crisis still 'diplomatic effort'
- September 23, 2017

South Korea has raised the possibility of reintroducing nuclear weapons to the peninsula. Among those who attended were South Korean Army's chief of staff Gen. "We will work with the worldwide community to come up with a strong response toward North Korea ..." "Those missiles are not directly threatening any of us", the secretary said. (more...)
Feds tell state officials Russians tried to hack elections Feds tell state officials Russians tried to hack elections
- September 23, 2017

The state was pinpointed "by entities acting at the behest of the Russian government leading up to the 2016 election", Simon wrote. Haas says he is seeking more information from Homeland Security. The disclosures to states come as a special counsel probes whether there was any coordination during the 2016 campaign between Russian Federation and associates of President Donald Trump. (more...)
Five people detained, released by Turkish President's security detail in NY Five people detained, released by Turkish President's security detail in NY
- September 23, 2017

A Turkish journalists' Periscope feed showed a protester standing up and yelling at Erdogan before being escorted out by security. In a separate event , Turkish security personnel and pro-Erdogan supporters were indicted by a D.C. Hours before Trump met Erdogan for talks, Erdogan supporters punched and kicked three protesters who interrupted his speech at a NY hotel. ".aug.29, .2017.pdf">indictment states that Erdoğan's security detail and his supporters "used threats and physical ... (more...)
Defying Donald Trump, Iran Says Will Boost Missile Capabilities Defying Donald Trump, Iran Says Will Boost Missile Capabilities
- September 23, 2017

Since taking office, Trump's administration has repeatedly certified that Iran was meeting the conditions of the nuclear agreement - but officials in Washington also added they did not believe Tehran was meeting the "spirit" of the deal. Trump later told the U.N. assembly: "Other than the vast military power of the United States". The resolution also condemns Iran for ballistic missile-testing, weapons smuggling and support for terrorism, among other acts, but at the same time, lays out a ... (more...)
Rohingya Muslims are not 'refugees': Rajnath Singh Rohingya Muslims are not 'refugees': Rajnath Singh
- September 22, 2017

Violence in Rakhine State erupted on August 25th, when Rohingya militants launched deadly attacks on government outposts, provoking a fierce crackdown by the Myanmar military that has been greeted with widespread worldwide condemnation, including at the annual UN General Assembly this week. (more...)
Mueller Probe Zeroes In On Actions Trump Took In The White House Mueller Probe Zeroes In On Actions Trump Took In The White House
- September 22, 2017

The Times reported that special counsel Robert Mueller's office had sent the White House a document outlining 13 areas of interest about which investigators were seeking additional documentation. Mr Flynn wasn't forced out of the White House until about three weeks later, after it was revealed that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about his communications with a Russian official, Ambassador Sergey Kislyak . (more...)
Orbital ATK, Inc. (OA) Lowered to Neutral at CL King Orbital ATK, Inc. (OA) Lowered to Neutral at CL King
- September 21, 2017

The stock has moved 3.48% over the last 5 sessions.Since the start of the calendar year, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC)'s stock has changed 19.67%. The 50 day moving average went up $23.59 or +21.68% whereas the 200 day moving average was up $30.67 or +30.15%. This is assuming the current $1.56 EPS is accurate. (more...)
Jimmy Kimmel slams Sen. Cassidy for lying about health care bill Jimmy Kimmel slams Sen. Cassidy for lying about health care bill
- September 21, 2017

Despite it bearing his namesake, Kimmel says the new healthcare bill passes a different test. And as the September 30 deadline looms for GOP lawmakers to repeal Obamacare with a simple majority vote in the Senate , more party leaders are stepping up to block the bill. (more...)
U.S. envoy Haley says Trump 'not happy' with Iran nuclear deal
- September 21, 2017

In a pugnacious speech on Tuesday before the UN General Assembly annual gathering of world leaders, Trump called the accord "an embarrassment ". Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned this week that the US would pay a "high cost" if it backs out of the agreement. (more...)
Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy protection Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy protection
- September 21, 2017

An estimated 40 percent of the company's net sales come from the holiday quarter. But there are reasons to believe Toys "R" Us can turn its toy business around if it lines up the right assortment of merchandise and does a better job of using in-store events to unlock sales. (more...)
French president: Paris climate deal 'will not be renegotiated' French president: Paris climate deal 'will not be renegotiated'
- September 21, 2017

It was two hours on the button and it was military might, and I think a tremendous thing for France and the spirit of France. That military may be flying over New York City and Washington, DC, for parades. He told leaders that the United States seeks harmony and friendship, not strife, but he warned that America "can no longer be taken advantage of". "We can only address those challenges thought multilateralism", he said, "not through survival of the fittest". (more...)
Kenya Supreme Court criticises election board in verdict on polls Kenya Supreme Court criticises election board in verdict on polls
- September 21, 2017

The Supreme Court has held IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati responsible for playing a role in bungling the August 8 presidential election. The post Supreme court bashes IEBC for Kenyatta's voided election appeared first on Vanguard News . (more...)
European Union commissioner says Boris Johnson 'completely out of the loop' on Brexit
- September 21, 2017

Mrs May has called a special meeting of Cabinet at Number 10 on Thursday to discuss her crunch Brexit speech in Italy the following day, which a Downing Street source said would be "a significant moment" in the process of Britain's withdrawal from the EU. (more...)
Georgia Tech student called 911 before shooting, authorities say Georgia Tech student called 911 before shooting, authorities say
- September 20, 2017

The GBI has said an officer responding to a 911 call about 11:17 p.m. Saturday shot Schultz as the student advanced on officers with a knife and refused commands to put down the knife. "That's the question", William Schultz later said, addressing the officer who opening. One officer then opens fire. WSB-TV reported that the item involved, still on the ground when its news crew arrived, appeared to be a "metal, flip-open, multi-tool knife". (more...)
Roy Moore defends use of 'reds and yellows' in campaign speech Roy Moore defends use of 'reds and yellows' in campaign speech
- September 20, 2017

President Donald Trump's trip to Alabama to campaign for Sen. By Bannon's accounting, Moore is the far more conservative candidate, and far more in line with Trump's economic agenda. Moore, one of two Republican candidates vying in a runoff for the Alabama Senate position vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions , appeared to describe Native Americans and Asians as " reds and yellows " in a campaign speech Sunday, according to The Hill . (more...)
Pakistan open to investment by foreign companies: Khaqan Abbasi Pakistan open to investment by foreign companies: Khaqan Abbasi
- September 20, 2017

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is in the United States on a four-day tour wherein he mainly aims to address the 72nd Session of the UN general assembly on September 21 in which he would outline Pakistan's positions on key global political, social and development issues of vital concern to the Country. (more...)
Trump gives major speech at United Nations Trump gives major speech at United Nations
- September 20, 2017

How will the president fare during a week full of diplomatic talks? In a clear nod to his conservative base, Trump pledged to "crush the loser terrorists" and "stop radical Islamic terrorism". efforts to ramp up pressure on North Korea. Trump has till mid-October to decide if the deal will stay or not, as authorities have been given till then to re-certify Iran's compliance with the agreement. (more...)