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United Nations chief highlights United Nations chief highlights "nuclear peril" in work report to General Assembly
- September 20, 2017

On Monday, Guterres and top government officials from several countries devastated by the other Category 5 storm, Hurricane Irma, addressed a hastily called United Nations meeting and appealed for help to rebuild following that storm's destruction. (more...)
Haley: UN Out of Options on North Korea Haley: UN Out of Options on North Korea
- September 20, 2017

Abe plans to call on other U.N. members to follow through on the new sanctions when he attends the U.N. General Assembly meeting in NY during his September 18-22 visit there. Lu criticized the USA for discussing a new scheme not long after the UNSC passed a new sanctions resolution on the North. "None of us want war". Mattis said earlier this month, after Kim tested the hydrogen bomb, the U.S. (more...)
French President urges lifting of Gulf blockade against Qatar French President urges lifting of Gulf blockade against Qatar
- September 20, 2017

Al-Thani's assertions come despite a Moody's report last week which said that Qatar had burned through roughly $38.5 billion to soften the blow of the embargo in its first two months. relationship after Trump appeared to be more sympathetic to the Saudi position at the start of the crisis. In a speech severely criticizing the four Arab states' conduct during the dispute, the emir said the countries were inflicting damage on the "war on terror". (more...)
How much wind, rain, coastal flooding to expect How much wind, rain, coastal flooding to expect
- September 20, 2017

The storm's center was about 35 miles northeast of Martinique. As of early Monday evening, the storm was passing over Dominica . "All of Puerto Rico will experience hurricane force winds ". The last time a hurricane hit CT was Sandy in October 2012. Large swells are expected to continue in Rhode Island and southeastern MA this week as Hurricane Jose makes its way to the East Coast. (more...)
'Froyo,' 'Troll,' and 'Sriracha' Added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary 'Froyo,' 'Troll,' and 'Sriracha' Added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary
- September 20, 2017

Alt-right is a controversial term these days, and the dictionary defines it as "a right-wing, primarily online political movement or grouping based in the USA whose members reject mainstream conservative politics and espouse extremist beliefs and policies typically centered on ideas of white nationalism". (more...)
Man posing with rattlesnake escapes death after he is bitten twice Man posing with rattlesnake escapes death after he is bitten twice
- September 20, 2017

He admits he was once bitten before on his hand when he was 19 years old, so he immediately knew what to do this time around. "They taste like chicken". Curry said keeping patients with face bites sedated is crucial to keep them from pulling out the endotracheal tube. According to Curry, most rattlesnake bites occur because people notice that a rattlesnake is present but don't attempt to distance themselves straightaway. (more...)
It was kind of funny: Sean Spicer on his amusing Emmy night It was kind of funny: Sean Spicer on his amusing Emmy night
- September 20, 2017

Spicer and his wife, Rebecca, arrived back in Washington this week, as The New York Times reveals the former White House press secretary's disguise apparently "included fake facial hair". Sean Spicer wore a disguise to keep his show-stopping appearance at the Emmy awards top secret. "And according to some reports at the after-parties, Spicer was the most popular guy in the room". (more...)
Trump administration officials reject report on refugees Trump administration officials reject report on refugees
- September 20, 2017

Advocates of the program inside and outside the administration say refugees are a major benefit to the United States, paying more in taxes than they consume in public benefits, and filling jobs in service industries that others will not. "Per-person costs for the USA population were lower, at $2,500, reflecting a greater participation of refugees in H.H.S. programs, especially during their first four years" in the United States. (more...)
Woman canoeist may have been seized by Amazonian pirates Woman canoeist may have been seized by Amazonian pirates
- September 20, 2017

According to police, the detained teenager said he and the other six suspects found the British traveler camping on Boieiro island, in the Coari area. Olie Hunter Smart, an explorer who completed a similar route in 2015, said Coari was known to be a risky area. He had met Ms Kelty before her trip to help her plan for the journey. (more...)
Iran Deal Is An 'Embarrassment'
- September 20, 2017

Elsewhere in his speech, Trump warned that he would "totally destroy" North Korea if the country threatened the United States or its allies. Realistically no one knows what to do with North Korea to leash this unruly regime. But Trump more recently has said he does not expect to certify Iran's compliance with an October deadline looming. "Certainly what I mean is a return to peaceful activities only", he said. (more...)
Good Beer Guide recognises Peterborough city centre pub Good Beer Guide recognises Peterborough city centre pub
- September 20, 2017

Across the East Midlands there are 88 new pub entries and 18 new breweries. In the 45th edition of the guide, the Cricketers Arms has been named as CAMRA's Pub of the Year victor for Merseyside. Pubs do not pay to be in the guide, and no pub gets in by default because it is part of a chain or has been in the guide before. Beer consultant Brett Laniosh, a former national director for CAMRA, said: "We are delighted to launch the 45th edition of the guide". (more...)
Attorneys general turn opioid-fighting focus to medical industry Attorneys general turn opioid-fighting focus to medical industry
- September 19, 2017

Citing statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, Wilson's office says that opioids played a part in the deaths of 761 South Carolinians in 2015, and opioid overdoses have quadrupled across the county since 1999. The attorneys general served subpoenas on four pharmaceutical manufacturers, Endo International plc, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd./Cephalon Inc. (more...)
President Trump Planning Indiana Visit Next Week
- September 19, 2017

This complicated tax code combined with extra layers of additional taxes make it increasingly harder to make it in America. The only wealthy Americans who would see their taxes remain flat would be those living in states such as NY and California, Mnuchin said. (more...)
Defense's turn to take center stage in Holly Bobo murder trial Defense's turn to take center stage in Holly Bobo murder trial
- September 19, 2017

He remained adamant that he had never met Bobo or any members of her family. The defense said cadaver dogs hit on three of his tools and computer records show that he enjoyed looking at kidnapping and rape pornography. Dicus said Adams' phone pinged on a different tower than Bobo's the morning she went missing, leading him to believe Adams wasn't involved in the kidnapping. (more...)
Military drills bracket North Korea Military drills bracket North Korea
- September 19, 2017

As world leaders head to the United Nations headquarters in NY for the annual General Assembly meeting this week, Haley's comments indicated the United States was not backing down from its threat of military action against North Korea. Trump's own account of the conversation, which kicked off an unbridled salvo of early morning tweets , struck a less diplomatic tone. The secretary of state held out hope the North would return to the bargaining table, though the president's envoy to the ... (more...)
United States nixes proposal to let Turkey guards buy guns — APNewsBreak United States nixes proposal to let Turkey guards buy guns — APNewsBreak
- September 19, 2017

German officials are concerned about developments in Turkey since over 150,000 people, including academics, teachers, members of the Turkish judiciary and members of the security forces, were fired from their jobs in government institutions following the coup. (more...)
No more 'big money' in BC politics No more 'big money' in BC politics
- September 19, 2017

Last week, the Liberals proposed a cap of $5,000 per year. Taxpayers will subsidize B.C. political parties to the tune of more than $27 million over four years under the NDP government's plan to get big money out of politics. "We want absolutely no excuse for parties not complying with the additional requirements that this bill puts in place". "This allowance is temporary and is meant to be used by parties to transition away from corporate and union donations". (more...)
Stevenage's Lewis Hamilton in practice for F1 Singapore Grand Prix Stevenage's Lewis Hamilton in practice for F1 Singapore Grand Prix
- September 19, 2017

Hamilton has struck form as the championship enters its final straight. One intriguing sub-plot could be how Mercedes responds if Hamilton, who has sometimes found it hard to master the W08's most extreme fluctuations, finds himself behind Valtteri Bottas on this ultimate weekend of damage limitations, given the fact he is the more likely of its two drivers to win the championship - the world champions' reluctance to favour one driver could be tested once again. (more...)
DMK Slams Tamil Nadu Governor; Demands Resignation Of Chief Minister, Speaker DMK Slams Tamil Nadu Governor; Demands Resignation Of Chief Minister, Speaker
- September 19, 2017

Palaniswami's government. Eight of the 18 barred MLAs rushed to the court claiming that their constitutional right had been undermined by the Tamil Nadu assembly speaker. A senior member from the ruling faction of the AIADMK, on condition of anonymity, said that "our (Palaniswami) camp's attempt is to drag the process as long as possible". (more...)
Someone Was Literally Flushing Heaps Of Money Down Swiss Toilets Someone Was Literally Flushing Heaps Of Money Down Swiss Toilets
- September 19, 2017

Almost $120,000 worth of 500-Euro bills were first discovered in the sewer system of a UBS branch office, near a vault containing safe deposit boxes. A lawyer acting on behalf of the women is reported to have handed over money to cover the cost of repairs to the toilet facilities at the bank and the affected restaurants. (more...)
Hurricane Jose causes ocean overwash along Outer Banks Hurricane Jose causes ocean overwash along Outer Banks
- September 19, 2017

If the track of the storm continue on its predicted path, there could be moderate showers with wind gusts of up to 45 miles-per-hour, and coastal flooding will be a concern with the new moon on Wednesday. Flooding is not expected at the Battery or on the Belt Parkway. The National Weather Service has issued a Rip Current Statement for Brooklyn and southern Queens through 8 p.m. (more...)
Kate McKinnon wins best comedy supporting actress at 2017 Emmys Kate McKinnon wins best comedy supporting actress at 2017 Emmys
- September 19, 2017

Fortunately, McKinnon didn't have to completely invent her portrayal of Clinton, because not only did Clinton come and play a bartender on the show, but she also had McKinnon over for dinner, so the pair had a chance to get to know each other for real. (more...)
Discovering Momentum Stocks: KKR & Co. LP (KKR), Duke Realty Corporation (DRE) Discovering Momentum Stocks: KKR & Co. LP (KKR), Duke Realty Corporation (DRE)
- September 19, 2017

BlackRock has an ownership of 42,270,388 stocks of the real estate investment trust's shares valued at $1,110,444,000 after scooping up an extra 40,138,665 shares through out the previous quarter, Lasalle Investment Management Securities upped its stake in Duke Realty Corporation by 5,386.3% through out the 1st period. (more...)
Bursnville teen dies after being found unresponsive at NDSU dorm Bursnville teen dies after being found unresponsive at NDSU dorm
- September 19, 2017

The university says campus police were notified about a 17-year-old male who was unresponsive at Sevrinson Hall about midday Sunday. Fargo police say the victim was not a student at the college. Authorities have not released how Delaney died, however multiple students who were at the dorm tell us they believe alcohol was involved. They said they last saw him at about 12.30am on Sunday. (more...)
Ryan: 'There is no agreement' on DACA Ryan: 'There is no agreement' on DACA
- September 19, 2017

Objections also threaten from the GOP's seemingly shrinking ranks of deficit hawks if Ryan, Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell do try to move forward with a tax plan that could cost hundreds of billions of dollars, without paying for it with cuts in federal spending or some new sources of revenue. (more...)

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