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Hillary Clinton's new book includes a joke about Kelly Clarkson
- September 14, 2017

For one thing, if you want to stay in favor with your political friends and "loyalists", don't ever lose an election. "Its job was to find out the facts", she wrote . I understand why Doris Day doesn't follow the news. This, my friends, is today's Democratic party. "It was hard for me to comfort somebody who was coming to me and saying, 'Oh, I wish I had done more, ' or, 'I'm sorry I didn't vote' because I think this was one of the most consequential elections that we have faced in a long ... (more...)
Jitters as Russia-Belarus war games set to begin Jitters as Russia-Belarus war games set to begin
- September 14, 2017

Western governments have responded to Russia's 2014 seizure of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and backing of separatists in eastern Ukraine with several waves of economic and other sanctions targeting Moscow . Colonel General Andrei Kartapolov, commander of Russia's Western Military District, said in an interview published by the Russian military's official Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper on September 13 that the number of troops and hardware used in the drills "will fully comply with the Vienna ... (more...)
Jemele Hill apologizes to ESPN for Trump tweet Jemele Hill apologizes to ESPN for Trump tweet
- September 14, 2017

The National Association of Black Journalists said in a statement that it "supports Hill's First Amendment rights on all matters of discussion, within and outside the world of sports, as they do not impinge on her duties as a host and commentator". (more...)
Power Outages Persist For Millions In Florida, Georgia And Carolinas After Irma
- September 14, 2017

A total of nearly 4.5 million Florida Power & Light customers have been affected by the storm, with about 1 million getting service restored, mostly by automated devices. The state's gas supplies were severely disrupted before and during the storm as ports were closed, cutting Florida off from waterborne deliveries the state relies on. (more...)
Israeli PM states support for independent Kurdish state Israeli PM states support for independent Kurdish state
- September 14, 2017

Turkey is alarmed by the "increasingly emotional statements" from the Kurdish leadership and insistence on holding the vote, despite global objections, the statement read. The Turkish government, which has recently restored diplomatic ties with Israel following years of estrangement, "is concerned that sovereignty for Iraqi Kurds would encourage its own Kurdish insurgents", says the news agency, while the United States believes a Kurdish vote "could destabilize the region and undercut ... (more...)
Accountability court summons Nawaz Sharif on Sept 11 Accountability court summons Nawaz Sharif on Sept 11
- September 14, 2017

Dar over the scandal. The summons come a day after the same court asked the ousted prime minister and his sons and daughter tp appear before it on September 19 in another corruption case related Flagship Investment company in the UK. Three references were filed under Section 9A of NAB Ordinance 1999 along with its 14 sub-clauses, which is about transferring assets through illegal means. (more...)
Jimmy Kimmel Nails Sean Spicer On What A Fact Actually Is Jimmy Kimmel Nails Sean Spicer On What A Fact Actually Is
- September 14, 2017

He was replaced by Sarah Huckabee Sanders in July. He ended the late night appearance by insisting that Trump does, in fact, want to be President. Recalling his combative first White House outing at the podium, where he boldly claimed Trump's inauguration drew the "largest audience" ever for the event, Spicer said that it was his job to follow the president's directives and "make sure that the record got set straight". (more...)
Large tree almost crushes woman driving down road Large tree almost crushes woman driving down road
- September 14, 2017

April Baxter says she was traveling around 80 miles per hour Monday when the tree fell. Dashcam video from another driver showed her vehicle hitting the tree and flipping upward. She suffered a burn from her seatbelt, a strained muscle in her shoulder and her knee and big toe hurts. She said she is thankful for everybody that stopped to help and thankful that her injuries were not worse. (more...)
At least 18 dead as boat capsizes in river Yamuna in Baghpat At least 18 dead as boat capsizes in river Yamuna in Baghpat
- September 14, 2017

District Magistrate Bhawani Singh said Police and PAC personnel have fished out 22 bodies so far while 12 others have been rescued. According to reports , the overcrowded boat was headed for Haryana when the incident occurred. The exact reason for the incident has not yet been identified. Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath announced for the family of the people who drowned. (more...)
Myanmar's Suu Kyi skips United Nations assembly amid criticism over Rohingya crisis Myanmar's Suu Kyi skips United Nations assembly amid criticism over Rohingya crisis
- September 14, 2017

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry calls for the urgent meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC) amid the escalation of crisis in Myanmar, involving Rohingya Muslims , the ministry's spokesman said Wednesday. "Because Myanmar has refused access to human rights investigators the current situation can not yet be fully assessed". The country's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi , has been criticised by former supporters in the West for failing to do enough to prevent the violence in Rakhine state. (more...)
Amnesty International urges government to ban pellet guns Amnesty International urges government to ban pellet guns
- September 14, 2017

Wani said the state government has done little to support those injured and disabled by this weapon. Meanwhile, Kashmiri representative Syed Faiz Naqshbandi has apprised the global community about grim human rights situation in occupied Kashmir. (more...)
Myanmar nationals in Japan protest against United Nations over Rakhine conflict Myanmar nationals in Japan protest against United Nations over Rakhine conflict
- September 14, 2017

While the government of Myanmar wants to justify this campaign - and it is a campaign that is targeting the Rohingya - as a counter-insurgency operation, it is absolutely not. The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) should convene to discuss the crisis in Myanmar, he said. Bishop said Australia was focusing efforts on providing humanitarian assistance through agencies of the United Nations. (more...)
'Monkey selfie' case: Photographer wins two-year legal fight against Peta 'Monkey selfie' case: Photographer wins two-year legal fight against Peta
- September 14, 2017

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ( PETA) sued on Naruto's behalf, arguing the monkey was the legal owner of all photos he took. The camera's owner, David J. He felt obliged to find additional work as a tennis coach and was even considering becoming a dog walker. Attorneys for the group and the photographer, David Slater, on Monday asked the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. (more...)
Mystery as monster sea creature washes up on beach after Hurricane Harvey Mystery as monster sea creature washes up on beach after Hurricane Harvey
- September 14, 2017

Ms Desai, who is a part of the Audubon Society - a non-profit group dedicated to conservation, said she was seeing how extensively Hurricane Harvey had damaged the environemnt when she stumbled upon the creature. "My initial thought was it might be a sea lamprey but when I got close I realised there was no way that was what it was, particularly based on the mouth". (more...)
Flynn promoted Middle East nuclear power project during WH tenure Flynn promoted Middle East nuclear power project during WH tenure
- September 14, 2017

That pressure appeared to mount Wednesday, when House Democrats released information they said confirmed that the elder Flynn omitted from his security clearance renewal application in 2016 that he had traveled to the Middle East in 2015 to meet with foreign leaders about a proposal to partner with Russian Federation in a plan to build nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia. (more...)
Trump to visit Florida Thursday after Hurricane Irma Trump to visit Florida Thursday after Hurricane Irma
- September 14, 2017

Gone were the climate-controlled bubbles people relied on in Florida's sweltering heat and humidity. "The center of storm stayed west of us", meteorologist Jerry Combs said. While acknowledging the public's frustration, utility officials said they are getting power back on faster than they did after Hurricane Wilma hit the state 12 years ago. (more...)
AMBER Alert Issued For Baby In Morgan Co AMBER Alert Issued For Baby In Morgan Co
- September 14, 2017

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says an Amber Alert for a 3-month-old boy has been resolved. Russell is described as standing 2 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing 12 pounds. Authorities say the father has an extensive criminal history. The Morgan County Sheriff's Office has issued a warrant for kidnapping for his arrest. (more...)
Utah high school teacher on leave after sending home 'questionable' sexuality survey Utah high school teacher on leave after sending home 'questionable' sexuality survey
- September 14, 2017

Parents weren't pleased with the personal question quiz. "Have you ever had sex without using a contraceptive?" When addressing sex, the quiz, most of which can be viewed here, asked students questions like "Ever taken off most of your clothes while parking?" According to Weber School District spokesman Lane Findlay, the quiz was given to junior class students as part of the college-credit course Adult Roles and Financial Literacy. (more...)
US House Speaker Ryan: Deporting Young Immigrants Not in Nation's Interest
- September 14, 2017

Asked twice whether he would insist the emerging tax plan won't pile more billions onto the $20 trillion national debt, Ryan passed up the chance to affirm that commitment. So far, the White House and GOP negotiators have areas of overlap but also areas of disagreement in their tax cut approach. It was another example of Republican leaders signaling they might not require major changes to the tax code - like closing big loopholes or eliminating certain deductions - to raise money for ... (more...)
Corea del Nord, l'Onu approva le nuove sanzioni
- September 14, 2017

Le risoluzioni proposte in origine dagli Stati Uniti comprendono differenti restrizioni: alle importazioni di petrolio (in special modo dalla Cina ), alle esportazioni di tessuti e prodotti tessili (che fruttano circa 700 milioni di dollari all'anno) e la possibilità di lavorare all'estero per i cittadini del Paese . (more...)
Congress backs measure condemning white nationalists Congress backs measure condemning white nationalists
- September 14, 2017

Now it is up to President Donald Trump to officially condemn the actions of white supremacists by signing the joint resolution when it reaches his desk. "The first thing it's going to do is give some real comfort for these families", Kaine said Tuesday, referring to the deaths of Heyer and two Virginia State Police troopers who had been patrolling the rally in a helicopter that later crashed. (more...)
Washington will be isolated if it quits nuclear deal: Iran Washington will be isolated if it quits nuclear deal: Iran
- September 14, 2017

President Barack Obama. Trump's disdain for Iran's behavior and the nuclear deal predates his presidency. According to the Algemeiner, Ali Akbar Velayati, an adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, says the claim by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano that the IAEA is allowed to access military sites is false. (more...)
Labour - no new taxes in first term Labour - no new taxes in first term
- September 14, 2017

Yesterday Radio NZ reported on a group of Central Otago farmers who are asking Ardern to visit their farms to discuss Labour's water tax plans. Support for Labour rose to 41.8 percent in the latest average of opinion polls, nudging above National's 41.1 percent. (more...)
White House: DOJ Should White House: DOJ Should "Look at" Prosecuting James Comey
- September 14, 2017

I think he set his own stage for himself on that front. "His actions were improper and likely could have been illegal". Lawyers, however, are in broad agreement that Comey did nothing wrong by sharing an unclassified memo about his interactions with the president with a friend who later shared them with the New York Times. (more...)
Germany: Iran talks model for North Korean crisis Germany: Iran talks model for North Korean crisis
- September 14, 2017

It is not yet clear what kind of device was detonated in the latest North Korean nuclear test, which took place on September 3, but it appears from the size of blast that the weapon tested was between the second and third stages of developing the hydrogen bomb-the type of nuclear device with the most destructive power-The New York Times reported last week. (more...)

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