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World Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez team up for Puerto Rico relief effort
Author: 0 Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez team up for Puerto Rico relief effort

The message linked to a statement urging the Trump Administration to waive the Jones Act and to extend the period of time that the island is exempt from matching funds for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster relief. I hope you have had the cutest and most festive first week of fall (I am still blasting the AC, but I bought a fuzzy ghost blanket in the spirit of Halloween).

World China's fuel exports to North Korea slow further - customs
Author: 0 China's fuel exports to North Korea slow further - customs

China accepted about 1.64 million tons of North Korean coal that month, worth about $138.1 million, according to China's General Administration of Customs, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. President Donald Trump is due to make his first official visit to China in November, as part of a tour that will also take in regional allies Japan and South Korea.

World Thousands of cows still in Bali volcano zone
Author: 0 Thousands of cows still in Bali volcano zone

Officials at an evacuation centre in Klungkung district said 122,490 people had left their homes, taking refuge at almost 500 makeshift shelters or moving in with relatives. Indonesia, an archipelago of thousands of islands, is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.

World Facebook pitching in on Puerto Rico relief effort
Author: 0 Facebook pitching in on Puerto Rico relief effort

Quetel said thankfully he has heard from his family in the Virgin Islands and feels for those who are left wondering. Landon was told to prepare for the worst. One military spouse, Amy Pater, is also looking to ease the troubles of more than 100 U.S. Coast Guard families that have been displaced, evacuating from bases in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean to Weston.

World Iraqi Kurds Must Give up on Independence or Go Hungry - Erdogan
Author: 0 Iraqi Kurds Must Give up on Independence or Go Hungry - Erdogan

The KRG on Wednesday rejected an Iraqi central government ultimatum to hand control of its global airports to Baghdad . "We will impose Iraqi law in the entire region of Kurdistan under the constitution", he said . Middle East Airlines, the flagship carrier of Lebanon, and EgyptAir have announced that they will comply, cancelling all flights after Friday. Massoud Barzani, President of Iraqi Kurdistan and leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, declared victory before ...

World Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rejects Trump bias claims
Author: 0 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rejects Trump bias claims

The 33-year-old said he regretted saying on the day Mr Trump was elected that it was " crazy " to say that misinformation on Facebook changed the election's outcome, because it sounded dismissive. News of the decision came with word that Facebook is cracking down on efforts to use the leading social network to meddle with elections in the USA or elsewhere.

World Civilians killed in USA response to Kabul airport attack
Author: 0 Civilians killed in USA response to Kabul airport attack

Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman , claimed the group's involvement in a post on his official Twitter account. Clearly - and everyone knew this even without a rocket attack on a Kabul airport - the militant organization has no interest in a negotiated settlement .

World Trump, Facebook's Zuckerberg in fire-for-fire
Author: 0 Trump, Facebook's Zuckerberg in fire-for-fire

Zuckerberg said that the fact that Facebook fields criticism from Trump as well as liberals shows it's "a platform for all ideas". The Kremlin has long denied any form of interference in the USA election, and Mr Trump has railed against allegations that his staff had improper links to Russian Federation.

World WEDNESDAY VOLLEYBALL: Wilcox sweeps & No. 4 Cheshire remains unbeaten
Author: 0 WEDNESDAY VOLLEYBALL: Wilcox sweeps & No. 4 Cheshire remains unbeaten

Freshman Sarah Thompson had 28 digs and 22 kills as Gate City grabbed a 25-23, 19-25, 26-24, 25-17 win over Abingdon. Morgan Wright had three kills and three digs, Christa Tucker had five kills and three digs and was 10-of-10 serving with three aces, Julie Fisher and Emily Asmann each added two kills, Evie Guerrero had 17 assists and Gretchen Bond totaled 13 digs.

World Kerala priest Tom Uzhunnalil meets PM Modi
Author: 0 Kerala priest Tom Uzhunnalil meets PM Modi

Tom Uzhunnalil was then taken to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi . Shortly after landing, Father Tom expressed his relief and happiness at being back in India. Despite the best of diplomatic efforts his release could not be obtained. He then flew to the Vatican on September 13 where he met with the Pope and has now chose to return to his home country.

Author: 0 Malaysia bans all citizens from travelling to North Korea

Malaysia's ban on travel to North Korea presents a new hurdle for an Asian Cup football qualifying match between the two countries that has already been postponed twice this year over security fears. Two weeks ago, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak met US President Donald Trump at the White House and issued a joint statement which, among others, touched on North Korea.

Author: 0 5 takeaways from Macron's big speech on Europe's future

With the German, French and Dutch elections now complete, the political risk from Eurosceptic parties - one of the main concerns of 2017 - is now largely alleviated. "The only way to ensure our future is to rebuild a sovereign, united and democratic Europe", he said. Macron made it clear that he wanted France and Germany to lead the major reform push for Europe, inviting renewed criticism that his approach is dismissive of smaller countries' interests.

World The Trump administration just cranked up pressure on North Korea
Author: 0 The Trump administration just cranked up pressure on North Korea

General Assembly, also created a pathway for the U.S.to impose so-called secondary sanctions on banks in third countries that do even legitimate business with North Korea . "We hope the USA and DPRK politicians can realize that resorting to military means will never be a viable way out for this issue". There's not a precision strike that solves the problem.

World Why Roy Moore might make life hard for Senate Republicans
Author: 0 Why Roy Moore might make life hard for Senate Republicans

With all 67 counties reporting, Moore led incumbent Luther Strange by 54.9% to 45.1%. "I believe in the Second Amendment". Judge Roy Moore showed off his revolver during a campaign rally on election day in Alabama. Trump, multiple sources said, is furious with McConnell, and feels outdone by his former aide Bannon. Moore is the more Trump-like of the candidates: opinionated, unconcerned about whom he may offend and desperate to upend the elite system that rules the U.S.

World Court indicts Ishaq Dar; witnesses summoned to testify
Author: 0 Court indicts Ishaq Dar; witnesses summoned to testify

A Pakistani court in a high-profile corruption case has indicted Finance Minister Dar over graft allegations after investigators found his assets did not match his reported income. "My assets are quite within the income limits and I shall prove it". "The evidence will be judged and defence lawyers will be given an opportunity to present counter evidence to reject the charges", he added.

Author: 0 Another OPEC Disappointment For Oil ETFs

U.S. crude futures CLc1 closed 34 cents, or 0.7 percent, lower at $51.88 a barrel, after hitting a five-month high of $52.43. The OPEC , Russia and several other producers have cut production by about 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) since January.

World Thai PM confirms Yingluck fled to Dubai
Author: 0 Thai PM confirms Yingluck fled to Dubai

The former Prime Minister of Thailand has been sentenced to five years in prison. Shinawatra fled in late August , skipping out on a hearing where she was expected to learn the verdict in her criminal trial. Fewer supporters showed up at the court to hear the verdict than the initial court date last month. She is the sister of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, a telecommunications tycoon.

World NY Guggenheim museum cuts animal artworks after threats
Author: 0 NY Guggenheim museum cuts animal artworks after threats

The Guggenheim Museum has pulled several controversial works from an upcoming survey of Chinese contemporary art, following protests and alleged threats stemming from the pieces' treatment of animals. Animal activists, including the ASPCA, PETA and actor Ricky Gervais , lashed out at the museum for supporting the works . Animal rights activists denounced the works as "distinct instances of unmistakable cruelty against animals in the name of art".

World Almost half of abortions 'unsafe'
Author: 0 Almost half of abortions 'unsafe'

Every year, an estimated 55.7 million abortions are performed worldwide. Most countries in these regions also have relatively permissive laws on abortion; high levels of contraceptive use, economic development, and gender equality; as well as high-quality health services - all factors that contribute to making abortion safer.

World Andrew Luck still at least a week away from practicing
Author: 0 Andrew Luck still at least a week away from practicing

He was on the physically unable to perform list for training camp but was not placed on the reserve/PUP list to start the regular season; that move would have meant Luck couldn't start practicing until Week 6. "So we'll keep him out of practice this week and hopefully integrate him back in next week". Pagano said he would consult with the team's medical personnel before making a decision.

World Tom Harkin Testifies in Menendez Trial About Meeting With Melgen
Author: 0 Tom Harkin Testifies in Menendez Trial About Meeting With Melgen

Harkin testified that he met with Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen in 2011 after Menendez referred Melgen to Harkin, who chaired a Senate health committee at the time. Calling Reid as a witness against Menendez could pose similar challenges for prosecutors. After Harkin testified Wednesday, one of his former staffers was called to the witness stand to discuss those conversations.

World Korea, US share goal of N. Korea's peaceful denuclearization: minister
Author: 0 Korea, US share goal of N. Korea's peaceful denuclearization: minister

Yonhap suggested the reclusive North was in fact bolstering its defenses by moving aircraft to its east coast and taking other measures after US bombers flew close to the Korean peninsula at the weekend. It's also unclear whether North Korea would be able to even see the advanced US warplanes when they come. Foreigners dumped more than 1 trillion won ($876 million) worth of stocks in the past seven sessions due mainly to the North Korea risks.

World Rep. Al Green Threatens Trump Impeachment Vote In Congress
Author: 0 Rep. Al Green Threatens Trump Impeachment Vote In Congress

House rules indicate the filing of an impeachment article would trigger a floor vote within two days. Green referred to Trump's comments from a Friday Alabama rally, saying that Trump had crossed the boundaries of decency for using "bitches" to refer to the football players.

World OJ Simpson Could Be Out Of Prison By Monday
Author: 0 OJ Simpson Could Be Out Of Prison By Monday

According to the Associated Press, a Nevada prisons official said that a plan that sees Simpson being released on parole on Monday is in place . Simpson's parole was granted in July this year, by the state parole board, which set Sunday, October 1st as the day he will be eligible for parole .

World Japan's lower house of parliament dissolved, paving way for snap vote
Author: 0 Japan's lower house of parliament dissolved, paving way for snap vote

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe officially dissolved parliament Thursday, effectively kicking off a national election campaign where he faces an unexpected and formidable challenge from the popular governor of Tokyo. The emergence of Koike's party - which she describes as pro-reform and conservative - has thrown the main opposition Democratic Party into turmoil.

World European Union fines Volkswagen's Scania truck arm for price fixing
Author: 0 European Union fines Volkswagen's Scania truck arm for price fixing

The European Commission said that the Swedish firm conspired with five other manufacturers in a plot initially hatched by senior managers during a hotel room meeting. The collusion was not aimed at avoiding or manipulating compliance with the new emission standards. In a move that will further damage the company's reputation following the diesel emissions scandal, officials said that Scania had cheated customers for 14 years.

World Toyota will build hybrid powertrains in the U.S. by 2020
Author: 0 Toyota will build hybrid powertrains in the U.S. by 2020

Toyota will make the investment to add manufacturing equipment for key power train parts and boost engine production capacities. In January, Toyota's North America CEO Jim Lentz said the company would invest $10 billion in the United States over the next five years to meet demand and upgrade plants to build more fuel-efficient models.

World Trump Calls New Republican Tax Proposal a 'Middle-class Miracle'
Author: 0 Trump Calls New Republican Tax Proposal a 'Middle-class Miracle'

Under the Republican proposal, the president said , tax regulations will be "simple and fair", and most Americans' annual tax returns will fit on a single sheet of paper. The plan repeals the Alternative Minimum Tax , which requires many taxpayers to do their taxes twice. Currently, that family starts out with at least $28,800 of income exempt from taxes , thanks to the standard deduction plus four exemptions.

World New Zealand keeps cash rate at record lows
Author: 0 New Zealand keeps cash rate at record lows

Today's reference to growth was "clearly weaker than the RBNZ's previous statement", said Westpac Banking Corp chief economist Dominick Stephens. The base rate has remained unchanged since November a year ago, when it was cut from 2.0 per cent, and analysts do not expect any movement until mid-2018 at the earliest.

Author: 0 Thousands flee North Carolina's Outer Banks ahead of Hurricane Maria

More than 10,000 visitors were told to leave the North Carolina barrier islands of Hatteras and Ocracoke, but the evacuation orders didn't apply to local residents, who are now resigning themselves to economic losses as well as more flood damage after a double pounding by last year's tropical weather.

World Handgun found on bus at Annapolis High School
Author: 0 Handgun found on bus at Annapolis High School

Surrounding elementary schools also were designated shelters in place as a precaution until the high school was deemed safe by authorities. The officer found the student and recovered a loaded.22-caliber handgun on a seat in the bus where the student was sitting, police said.

World MSP Director Apologizes For Facebook Post
Author: 0 MSP Director Apologizes For Facebook Post

President Donald Trump slammed the take-a-knee protest last week in a speech, equating the protest with disrespect for the military and dishing out profanity at the players who practiced it. Rick Snyder is standing by her after the Facebook post. A local attorney who is representing more than a dozen troopers in civil disputes with the department, lambasted Etue for exhibiting a "kind of a risky mindset for someone in her powerful position".

Author: 0 NH woman puts out call for Puerto Rico donations

The Trump administration wants to keep the crafts free of photo-op-seeking pols from both parties so they can be used "for rescue and recovery", one Republican aide told the paper. "Unfortunately, if we send items they don't need, it just clogs the system and delays getting the items they really need", state Homeland Security Director Perry Plummer said.

World Puerto Rico expects USA to lift Jones Act shipping restrictions
Author: 0 Puerto Rico expects USA to lift Jones Act shipping restrictions

She tried to fly them home before Hurricane Irma , but all the flights were sold out and her parents made a decision to ride out Maria in their cement house, which her grandfather built to withstand a hurricane 60 years ago. "It's good that he can see it first-hand and be the ambassador of hope for an island that is devastated right now", says Tobar. "I want the people of Puerto Rico to know that we are in this with them", Ryan said.

World North Korea moving airplanes, boosting defence after United States bomber flight, reports Yonhap
Author: 0 North Korea moving airplanes, boosting defence after United States bomber flight, reports Yonhap

The Sept. 3 nuclear test prompted a new round of sanctions on North Korea after the Security Council voted unanimously on a resolution condemning the test. Taking umbrage at Trump's weekend tweet that North Korea's leadership "won't be around much longer" if it keeps up its threats, Ri told reporters the worldwide community hoped that a " war of words " would "not turn into real actions".

World Trump says he'll work with Democrats on healthcare after latest embarrassing defeat
Author: 0 Trump says he'll work with Democrats on healthcare after latest embarrassing defeat

Trump, in two tweets early Wednesday morning, said: "We will have the votes for Healthcare but not for the reconciliation deadline of Friday, after which we need 60". Trump is insisting "we have the votes". Republicans control the Senate by a 52-48 margin. Republicans assert that the law, also known as the Affordable Care Act, has destabilised individual markets for health insurance and has forced consumers to buy insurance they do not want or can not afford.

World Bilawal criticizes PTI, MQM for nexus against Parliament
Author: 0 Bilawal criticizes PTI, MQM for nexus against Parliament

PTI and MQM-P have expressed dissatisfaction with the veteran politician and agreed to consult other opposition parties in a bid to replace Khursheed Shah, who also serves as chairman of the NA Public Accounts Committee. The PTI delegation comprised of MNA Asad Umar, party's Karachi leader Imran Ismail and others while the MQM-Pakistan superemo Dr Farooq Sattar, Amir Khan, Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhter and other welcomed them.

World Arnold couple can't reach family in Puerto Rico after hurricane
Author: 0 Arnold couple can't reach family in Puerto Rico after hurricane

There have been several local efforts to collect supplies amid reports that there are major problems with distribution efforts in Puerto Rico. Rodriguez said a representative from the shipping company told her their shipping containers were full and could no longer send the items for free - but could ship them at a cost of $165 for every three boxes sent.

World One fatality confirmed following rockslide near El Capitan in Yosemite
Author: 0 One fatality confirmed following rockslide near El Capitan in Yosemite

The post on SuperTopo described the rockfall as a sheet of rock about 100 square feet from the "Waterfall Route". Park officials confirmed one fatality and one injury. Yosemite National Park remained open to visitors. Park rangers and members of its search and rescue team are still on scene assessing the situation, Gediman said.

World Flyers With Confederate Flag, Cotton Stalk Posted at American University
Author: 0 Flyers With Confederate Flag, Cotton Stalk Posted at American University

Sylvia Burwell , the university's president, said she was angered to learn of the posters after leaving Kendi's talk. Images of the suspect will be released shortly and police welcome any information that will lead to their identification. A bias-related defacing property incident occurred on the campus of American University. Dumpson and other student government leaders released a statement Tuesday calling the Confederate posters "horrifying".

World Transgender Teen Brutally Murdered In Missouri
Author: 0 Transgender Teen Brutally Murdered In Missouri

Facebook messages exchanged by the women led police to Steinfeld's body, the Herald reports. Police are still trying to determine a motive for the attack and have not called the murder a hate crime . In a posting on June 13, Steinfeld referred to herself as "Trans male to female and I am mostly lesbian but pansexual". "I still don't know who in their right minds would do something like that", said Linda Camara , who is close friends with one of Steinfeld's cousins.

World Labour MP Told To Apologise To Prince Harry Over Helicopter Slur
Author: 0 Labour MP Told To Apologise To Prince Harry Over Helicopter Slur

But instead Ms Dent Coad moaned she'd been subjected to "all sorts of vile abuse" which had "opened the gates to hell" following her fake news comments at a fringe meeting during Labour conference . 'Why are taxpayers funding them? Harry is a qualified Apache helicopter pilot who has a decade of military service behind him, including two tours in Afghanistan, where he served as a gunner.

World California seeks more sway by moving up presidential primary
Author: 0 California seeks more sway by moving up presidential primary

The new law also moves California's congressional and legislative primaries, a change which some suggested could make it hard for challengers to raise money and put together a campaign plan months earlier than in the past. The measure received bipartisan support in the Legislature and was supported by the state's secretary of state. Lara said he realizes that the Democratic National Committee may not like the state moving its election up to the early slot, but that he hopes party officials ...

World Husband of Lynn teacher due in court, charged with her death
Author: 0 Husband of Lynn teacher due in court, charged with her death

Andrew MacCormack, 29, was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a murder charge in the death of his 30-year-old wife, Vanessa MacCormack. He was arrested by Boston police for that and the victim secured a restraining order. "The bedroom had been cleaned but the efforts had not removed all of the blood in the room". Officers on the scene the day of her murder wrote in their reports the house smelled strongly of cleaning chemicals.

World Macron: Europe is too slow, blind to dangers of nationalism
Author: 0 Macron: Europe is too slow, blind to dangers of nationalism

The economists said rising interest rates, vulnerable banks and ineffective euro zone tools to promote good policies had left the bloc fragile despite an encouraging economic recovery in the 19-nation single currency zone. Among main demands of French President are also increasing defense and military spending within EU. Macron, however, stressed that from this common European Union budget, it should not be understood how to meet old debts or solve financial problems of individual countries.

World Trump Ignores Pleas to Calm North Korea Tensions
Author: 0 Trump Ignores Pleas to Calm North Korea Tensions

On a related note, Seoul's National Intelligence Service (NIS) revealed Tuesday that the American fly-by appeared to have taken North Korea by surprise as the reclusive state showed no sign of an immediate response. officials to get a sense of the Trump administration's thinking. During a visit to India, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said diplomatic efforts continued.

World US Taking Measures Over Russia's Alleged Violation of Open Skies Treaty
Author: 0 US Taking Measures Over Russia's Alleged Violation of Open Skies Treaty

According to latest reports from security officials, the United States government is set to announce new restrictions on Russian military aircraft flying over U.S. Washington and Moscow have had no shortage of differences in recent years, splitting on Russia's annexation of Crimea, the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the Syrian civil war, alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA election and most recently on how to tame North Korea's nuclear ambitions.