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Puerto Rican ATM processor pledges $1M in hurricane relief

Puerto Rican ATM processor pledges $1M in hurricane relief A Wednesday CBS news report says nearly all of the island's 3.4 million residents remain without power, and that power may not be restored for more than a month. Republican Central Florida lawmakers Rep. Rene Plasencia, R-Orlando, and Rep. "From San Juan to Mayaguez. And we have a lot of ships out there right now". [Full Article...]

Senator Thad Cochran reassures constituents he is not in a hospital

Senator Thad Cochran reassures constituents he is not in a hospital Republicans now hold 52 out of 100 Senate seats and could get Vice President Mike Pence to break a 50-50 tie. A source close to Cochran confirmed that he has been out of Washington all week. Trump has also reserved particular ire for McCain, who has on more than one occasion proved to be a key vote in determining the fate of health care legislation. [Full Article...]

The Trump Tax Plan: Why the Indiana Chamber is Behind It

The Trump Tax Plan: Why the Indiana Chamber is Behind It This week, about 100 Hoosier business leaders are in Washington to lobby the in delegation to pass the relief bill, which includes major drops in corporate and personal income taxes. He also praised Republican efforts to change the tax code. "As it stands, the framework released today is missing many details that will be critical to determining whether working- and middle-class families truly stan... [Full Article...]

Bigg Boss 11 contestants confirmed: Haseena Parkar's son-in-law to enter house

Bigg Boss 11 contestants confirmed: Haseena Parkar's son-in-law to enter house Talking about the outrageous claims and antics of the show and whether the past will repeat itself in Bigg Boss 11, Colors CEO Raj Nayak told Economic Times, "People forget what it was about but they remember that there was something and that's what creates the buzz". [Full Article...]

3 dead after scaffolding collapses at Miami television tower

3 dead after scaffolding collapses at Miami television tower Officials said crew members were on a crane attached to the tower when the crane collapsed, causing the workers to plummet to their deaths. Bodies of the three people were covered with tarps while still on the section of scaffolding that had collapsed. [Full Article...]

With Fuel and Water Scarce, Puerto Rico Presses for US Shipping Waiver

With Fuel and Water Scarce, Puerto Rico Presses for US Shipping Waiver The Jones Act requires that all goods shipped between US ports be carried by ships built by Americans and operated by Americans. Prominent Democrats have called for waiving or outright repealing the pro-union Jones Act , a almost 100-year-old protectionist shipping law that critics charge is delaying hurricane relief for Puerto Rico. [Full Article...]

Top US diplomat Tillerson to travel to China this week

Top US diplomat Tillerson to travel to China this week The 15-member council unanimously adopted UNSC Resolution 2371 on August 5, imposing a total ban on coal trade with North Korea, in response to Pyongyang's two intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launches in July. In February, China banned imports of North Korean coal until the end of this year, in response to the UN's earlier move in December to restrict North Korea's coal trade. [Full Article...]

Saudi Women Enter Stadium for First Time to Celebrate 'National Day'

Saudi Women Enter Stadium for First Time to Celebrate 'National Day' Neither Islamic law nor Saudi traffic law explicitly prohibited women from driving, but they were not issued licenses and were detained if they tried to drive. "In this big occasion, we feel that the kingdom became a State mattering with pioneer's role both for the level regional and global", said the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a speech. [Full Article...]

W/Cup : HRW battle Qatar over heat related deaths

W/Cup : HRW battle Qatar over heat related deaths The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) has refuted the allegations made by Human Rights Watch (HRW) over the safety of construction workers at stadium sites for FIFA World Cup 2022 . HRW said such terms made it "impossible to determine" whether those deaths were related to working conditions, such as heat stress. Out of the 520 deaths then for workers from Bangladesh, India and Nepa... [Full Article...]

Central Ohio radio operator called to help deliver messages in Puerto Rico

Central Ohio radio operator called to help deliver messages in Puerto Rico Eighty percent of Holyoke public school students are of Puerto Rican descent. The administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Brock Long, said Tuesday that badly damaged airports and seaports are making it hard to get aid and personnel to the stricken island, according to CBS News . [Full Article...]

Man evades rape charge after investigators claim 11-yr-old girl consented

Man evades rape charge after investigators claim 11-yr-old girl consented He supposedly told the 11 year old he was going to teach her to kiss. The case centred on allegations the man lured the girl from a park in the northern Paris suburb of Montmagny to his nearby home in April. The child's mother said while speaking to Mediapart, a French news site . In the United Kingdom, intentional penetration of any orifice involving a child under 13 is classed as rape, as... [Full Article...]

Kurdish leader claims victory for 'yes' vote in independence referendum

Kurdish leader claims victory for 'yes' vote in independence referendum Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called for the historic ballot to be "cancelled" and called on Kurds to work within "the framework of the constitution". The United States , which was "deeply disappointed " that the referendum was held, has also questioned Mr Abadi's threat to ban worldwide flights. [Full Article...]

Exodus from Bali volcano nears 100000 as tremors intensify

Exodus from Bali volcano nears 100000 as tremors intensify The volcano's alert status was raised to its highest level on Friday, with hundreds of tremors daily indicating a high chance it will erupt. The people who have fled the volcano are scattered across Bali in more than 400 different locations including temporary camps, sports centres and other public buildings. [Full Article...]

Facebook Removed 'Tens of Thousands of Fake Accounts' for German Election

Facebook Removed 'Tens of Thousands of Fake Accounts' for German Election He added that "the networks were always anti-Trump", citing The New York Times and The Washington Post as examples. But the post also came on a day when several outlets published stories revealing new and damning information about the Russian-placed ads and fake accounts that attempted to interfere with the presidential election by trolling the site and its users. [Full Article...]

US Defense Secretary, NATO Chief On Surprise Visit To Kabul

US Defense Secretary, NATO Chief On Surprise Visit To Kabul Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport was today attacked with rocket fire, TOLO News and news agencies reported, but there were no reports of casualties. "I want to reinforce to the Taliban that the only path to peace and political legitimacy for them is through a negotiated settlement ", said Mattis. [Full Article...]

Mark Zuckerberg denies presidential claims that Facebook is 'anti

Mark Zuckerberg denies presidential claims that Facebook is 'anti This particular spat began when Trump tweeted his allegations of collusion this morning. "To prevent people from misusing our platform, we announced a new push to remove fake accounts by spotting suspicious patterns of activity", explained Richard Allan, Facebook's vice president, public policy, for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, in a blog post . [Full Article...]

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Fremont tops Davis in 4-set tussle

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Fremont tops Davis in 4-set tussle Logan Hathcock had 14 assists, two aces and a kill, Marla Martin eight kills, two aces and a block and Mackenzie Eiland had four kills, three aces and a block. Grandview highlights: Bailey Duis 8 kills, 3 aces; Marin Bender 6 kills. Windsor/Stew-Stras won the JV match 25-20, 25-15 to go to 10-3 on the season. [Full Article...]

Father Tom Uzhunnalil lands in Delhi, meets Prime Minister

Father Tom Uzhunnalil lands in Delhi, meets Prime Minister Father Tom, who reached from Rome early this morning, was accompanied by newly appointed IT and Tourism minister Alphonse Kannanthanam. After his return to Delhi, Father Tom was quoted by ANI as saying, "I thank the Almighty for making this day possible". [Full Article...]

Malaysia to ban citizens from visiting North Korea

While the case was simmering and accusations thrown in every direction, both North Korea and Malaysia temporarily banned each other's citizens from leaving their countries in the fallout over the killing of Kim Jong-nam. Last week, North Korean foreign minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters in NY that Pyongyang was ready to test a powerful nuclear weapon over the Pacific Ocean. [Full Article...]

Puerto Rico crisis: What the Jones Act controversy is all about

Puerto Rico crisis: What the Jones Act controversy is all about USA -based shipping firms also insist that the issue isn't the number of ships available but the ability to unload cargo in Puerto Rico and transport it from ports to other areas. The Department of Homeland Security is considering a request by members of Congress to waive shipping restrictions to Puerto Rico, senior DHS officials said Wednesday. [Full Article...]


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