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Pedestrian stabbed in Brisbane 'road rage' attack has died Pedestrian stabbed in Brisbane 'road rage' attack has died
- October 06, 2017

The 30-year-old was then stabbed multiple times in the upper body with a knife. The dispute ended in the pedestrian being stabbed in the abdomen and back multiple times and the vehicle fleeing the scene. Roads in the vicinity were closed off leading into the busy peak hour period, causing traffic problems in the area. "It would appear at this stage there's been some sort of altercation or words spoken between the two males and the people in that auto", Det Supt Fleming said. (more...)
Dept. of Justice asks to dismiss transgender military ban lawsuit Dept. of Justice asks to dismiss transgender military ban lawsuit
- October 06, 2017

The high court has already dropped the travel-ban argument it had scheduled for October 10 but hasn't decided what to do with the underlying case. "This new ban still discriminates on the basis of nationality, it still exceeds the President's legal authority, and it still seeks to implement his Muslim ban", Chin said. (more...)
MEMA watching, preparing for Nate MEMA watching, preparing for Nate
- October 06, 2017

Gulf coast. "A Hurricane Watch has been issued from Morgan City, Louisiana , eastward to the Mississippi/Alabama border, including metropolitan New Orleans , Lake Pontchartrain, and Lake Maurepas". Then, the storm is expected to weaken to a post-tropical system, according to the National Hurricane Center . Tropical Storm Nate , which has already shut oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, strengthened as it continued north on a path that'll bring it ashore in the U.S.by week's ... (more...)
Las Vegas Mass Shooter Reportedly Booked Hotel Rooms During Lollapalooza Las Vegas Mass Shooter Reportedly Booked Hotel Rooms During Lollapalooza
- October 06, 2017

The gunman, identified as Stephen Paddock , 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, allegedly opened fire from a room on the 32nd floor of the hotel on the music festival, leaving at least 58 people dead and over 500 injured. Investigators looking into Paddock's background and his movements before his killing spree erupted in Las Vegas say he must have had some help along the way given his huge arsenal and precise plans, but they have no idea who that might be. (more...)
Ben Stokes, Alex Hales offered new contracts by European Central Bank? Ben Stokes, Alex Hales offered new contracts by European Central Bank?
- October 06, 2017

Steven Finn has been added to England's squad for the 2017-18 Ashes , with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) stating Ben Stokes "will not travel at this stage" amid ongoing investigations. England will be shortchanged owing the absence of Ben Stokes who has fast emerged as their x-factor across all conditions, but owing to the prevalent circumstances, the team has to skirt the issue and look for ways and means to rally around in Australia. (more...)
Teresa Giudice of 'Real Housewives' greets fans at Bookends in Ridgewood Teresa Giudice of 'Real Housewives' greets fans at Bookends in Ridgewood
- October 06, 2017

Teresa hasn't revealed whether her husband will be angry about what she has written in the book. During an appearance Wednesday on " Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen ", Melissa Gorga shared that her husband , Joe Gorga , has visited their in-law in the big house, where he's sporting a slimmer frame. (more...)
Now is the time to regulate the Second Amendment Now is the time to regulate the Second Amendment
- October 06, 2017

Far more people were killed in these ways than in mass-shooting incidents, but few of the popularly floated policies were tailored to serve them. Tighter gun control measures would be akin to Band Aids and will not prevent more massacres in the future. (more...)
Las Vegas shooting :Huge cache of weapons found at gunman's home Las Vegas shooting :Huge cache of weapons found at gunman's home
- October 06, 2017

Although police had reached the 32nd floor soon after Paddock stop shooting, it was not until 11:20 p.m. before police breached Paddock's hotel room. NBC reports that law enforcement officials were familiar with Paddock. Authorities still have not established a motive for the shooting, but they have said there appears to be no connection to any worldwide terror group. (more...)
KPMG South Africa CEO promises reform after Gupta scandal
- October 06, 2017

Last week, bank governor Lesetja Kganyago said it would meet with bank officials and auditing firms to better understand the context around KPMG. Consumer group AVI has dropped KPMG SA as its external auditor, joining several other JSE-listed groups that have ditched the auditing firm over its work for the controversial Gupta family and the South African Revenue Service (SARS). (more...)
Pumpkin spice air freshener prompts school evacuation, fire officials say Pumpkin spice air freshener prompts school evacuation, fire officials say
- October 06, 2017

Two students and three adults were transported as a precaution, one of the adults were transported for an unrelated reason. After further investigation, it was determined the odor was caused by a pumpkin spice plug-in air freshener. Then, Clark said, they located the source of the smell in a third-floor classroom: an aerosol plugin. And it's so pervasive that it forced the evacuation of a Baltimore-area school. (more...)
House Passes Budget Blueprint, Taking Step Toward Tax Overhaul House Passes Budget Blueprint, Taking Step Toward Tax Overhaul
- October 06, 2017

The ACA was initially passed by Democrats on a party line vote, using the expedited budget reconciliation process after the party lost its 60-vote supermajority and ability to overcome filibusters from the other side. However, all it took was three moderate Republicans to oppose their party to doom the effort, which had to succeed by October 1 in order to use a 50-vote majority through reconciliation. (more...)
President Ramnath Kovind receives ceremonial welcome, guard of honour President Ramnath Kovind receives ceremonial welcome, guard of honour
- October 06, 2017

He referred to India as among the top three sources of foreign direct investment for Ethiopia. "They have created jobs in this country, and they have contributed to the prosperity of Ethiopian families", he said. "The Asia-Africa Growth Corridor is another initiative brimming with potential", Kovind said. The agreement to establish the consultations was signed in the presence of Kovind and his Djiboutian counterpart Omar Guelleh. (more...)
Las Vegas shooting victim stands for Pres. Trump despite leg injury Las Vegas shooting victim stands for Pres. Trump despite leg injury
- October 06, 2017

Fifty-eight people lost their lives in the massacre at the country music festival, the worst mass shooting in modern American history. Thomas Gunderson was shot in the leg, and was clearly hurting from the wound, but when he saw President Trump heading towards his hospital room, he willed himself to get up on his feet to show respect for the office of the presidency. (more...)
Suddenly, White House and NRA open to (a little) gun control
- October 06, 2017

Also remember that most registered Republicans and NRA members support increased background checks and other sensible gun safety laws. A semi-automatic weapon can be converted into an automatic weapon with some devices, or by altering the gun in certain ways. (more...)
NRA Issues Statement on Las Vegas Shooting NRA Issues Statement on Las Vegas Shooting
- October 06, 2017

The US authorities would have to "immediately" check wher apparatus for conversion of semi-automatic to fully automatic weapons is equivalent to federal law, it is said in a statement of NRA. The group usually maintains a low profile in the wake of mass shootings , as it had in the days following the Las Vegas massacre. But the NRA has not gone so far as to ally themselves with pro-gun-control politicians. (more...)
Magnitude 6.3 natural disaster hits off Japan's east coast Magnitude 6.3 natural disaster hits off Japan's east coast
- October 06, 2017

The quake struck 255 east of Ishinomaki, Honshu, at a depth of 10km, the US Geological Survey said. There are also no tsunami warnings in place from The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre. Huge amounts of radioactive material were exposed when the Fukushima nuclear plant was destroyed in a magnitude 9 natural disaster and subsequent tsunami in 11 March 2011. (more...)
PM Modi holds meeting with Shah, Jaitley PM Modi holds meeting with Shah, Jaitley
- October 06, 2017

The circular said, "In Kerala, it is the CPI (M) and other constituents of the LDF that have been at the receiving end of the murderous attacks mounted by the RSS and its outfits". CPI (M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan asserted, "Poor response forced the party president to call it a day". Named "Jana Raksha Yatra ", Shah had walked on Tuesday from Payanur in Kannur district with hundreds of Bharatiya Janata Party activists and promised to return on Thursday morning to walk ... (more...)
Turkey to send $54M aid to help Rohingya in Bangladesh Turkey to send $54M aid to help Rohingya in Bangladesh
- October 06, 2017

Myanmarese authorities, led by de facto leader and Noble peace prize victor Aug San Suu Kyi, have been tightly controlling access to the state since last month when purported attacks by Rohingya militants prompted a brutal military response that has forced over 515,000 Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh. (more...)
Honeypreet's arrest triggers blame game between Haryana, Punjab chief ministers Honeypreet's arrest triggers blame game between Haryana, Punjab chief ministers
- October 06, 2017

She proved tough to interrogate when Haryana SIT asked her the 40-odd questions. The Panchkula police have Honeypreet in a six-day remand and according to the probe officers, it was Honeypreet who handled the cash at the Dera headquarters in Sirsa. (more...)
West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh chased, beaten in Darjeeling West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh chased, beaten in Darjeeling
- October 06, 2017

The mob wielded black flag and chased the BJP delegation around the town. He was then heckled following which he cancelled the meeting and lodged a complaint at a nearby police station. And I think this planning has its roots in Kolkata . I was not given any security cover. Two persons were arrested on Friday for their alleged involvement in the incident, police said. (more...)
13 injured of Jhal Magsi blast shifted to Larkana 13 injured of Jhal Magsi blast shifted to Larkana
- October 06, 2017

At least two policemen were also injured in the blast. "We offer our deepest condolences to the victims and their families, and wish a speedy recovery to those injured", State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said. The shrine is located in Jhal Magsi district of Balochistan, which is close to the Sindh border. The dead had included devotees from different sects who were in attendance at the shrine. (more...)
Bundelkhand farmers baton charged, forced to strip by Madhya Pradesh police Bundelkhand farmers baton charged, forced to strip by Madhya Pradesh police
- October 06, 2017

The NHRC has asked the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police (DGP) of Madhya Pradesh to file a report in the matter within four weeks. Dozens of farmers gathered in front of the collectorate in Bundelkhand's Tikamgarh on Tuesday afternoon to present a list of demands to the district administration. (more...)
Gays Against Guns Holds Protest In New York Following Las Vegas Shooting Gays Against Guns Holds Protest In New York Following Las Vegas Shooting
- October 06, 2017

Mr Trump then headed to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police headquarters, where he met police officers and dispatchers who had responded to the shooting. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), for one, is forwarding a bill to ban bump stocks , a device the Vegas shooter used during his rampage Sunday night that turns a semi-automatic firearm into an automatic one. (more...)
Gun Control Is More Like Abortion Than Gay Marriage Gun Control Is More Like Abortion Than Gay Marriage
- October 06, 2017

It is especially after incidents like Las Vegas shooting that you think something will finally change, but historically, it hasn't. Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat and author of an assault weapons ban in the mid-1990s, and she spoke about the prospects - or lack thereof - for gun reforms in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in recent United States history. (more...)
After Vegas, Congress quickly rolls into familiar political positions on guns After Vegas, Congress quickly rolls into familiar political positions on guns
- October 06, 2017

Chipman now works as senior policy adviser for Americans for Responsible Solutions, the gun control group started by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.). In a statement released before the event, Giffords said , "I know this feeling of heartbreak and horror too well". Northam told reporters after the event that he chose to cancel the event with Giffords and Kelly out of sensitivity to the victims in Las Vegas. (more...)