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Project Loon's balloons to bring cell service to Puerto Rico Project Loon's balloons to bring cell service to Puerto Rico
- October 09, 2017

Puerto Rico is still reeling in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which struck the island on Sept. 20 and paralyzing winds, rain and storm surge. In a filing with the FCC, Google wrote that it wanted approval to use the balloons to "support licensed mobile carriers' restoration of limited communications capability" in Puerto Rico . (more...)
Hit-and-run driver fatally shot after knocking Florida cop to ground with vehicle Hit-and-run driver fatally shot after knocking Florida cop to ground with vehicle
- October 09, 2017

Then she hit the cop. A Miami Beach police officer was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center after being struck by a vehicle. Miami Beach Police spokesman, Ernesto Rodriguez, said: " Miami Beach officers are now at the scene of a very active investigation". (more...)
'Ten Rohingya children killed' as refugee boat fleeing Burma capsizes 'Ten Rohingya children killed' as refugee boat fleeing Burma capsizes
- October 09, 2017

Officials worked through the night and discovered 12 bodies. According to Bangladeshi police, the boat was carrying between 60 and 100 a refugees from Myanmar to Bangladesh when it sank in rough waters near Shah Porir Island. Local media quoted a survivor as saying the boat sank due to high waves and bad weather. Myanmar rejects accusations of ethnic cleansing and has labelled the militants from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, who launched the initial attacks, as terrorists. (more...)
Rajoy: Spain will not be divided, national unity will be preserved Rajoy: Spain will not be divided, national unity will be preserved
- October 09, 2017

On Sunday, a crowd estimated by local police to number 350,000, took to the streets of the Catalan capital Barcelona , waving Spanish and Catalan flags and carrying banners saying " Catalonia is Spain" and "Together we are stronger". ET), in which Puigdemont is expected to update members on the "current political situation". As it stands, it remains unclear whether Puigdemont will opt to recognize the referendum result or whether he will go ahead with a unilateral declaration of ... (more...)
'Haven't Read The Papers': Nitish Kumar on Jay Shah Controversy 'Haven't Read The Papers': Nitish Kumar on Jay Shah Controversy
- October 09, 2017

It's the Shah-in-Shah of Demo. In Jaipur, Surjewala said Modi should relieve Amit Shah from the party president post and get the claims probed by a two-member commission of Supreme Court judges. "Today, we want to ask our Prime Minister what you now think about crony capitalism". Will you give direction to the CBI to probe the matter? The BJP on Sunday rejected the Congress' charge over the business transactions of Jay Amit Shah. (more...)
Woman Found Dead In Sydney Alleyway Woman Found Dead In Sydney Alleyway
- October 09, 2017

The woman who was found this morning is estimated to have been in her mid-20s. A large crowd gathered near the scene around lunchtime with the man still refusing to come down. Fairfax reports a Korean translator is assisting police . Police are still investigating whether the two incidents are linked. The area is close to a number of apartment buildings and several businesses. (more...)
TMZ reports that Las Vegas gunman had booked hotel room overlooking Lollapalooza TMZ reports that Las Vegas gunman had booked hotel room overlooking Lollapalooza
- October 09, 2017

The official was not authorised to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Investigators are still trying to determine why Paddock committed the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history. (more...)
British PM Theresa Schedules a Meet With Business Chiefs On Brexit British PM Theresa Schedules a Meet With Business Chiefs On Brexit
- October 09, 2017

Ahead of a summit with European Union counterparts next week, the PM will urge more flexibility so they can start addressing Britain's post-Brexit trading relationship. Mrs May will say: "By approaching these negotiations in a constructive way - in a spirit of friendship and co-operation and with our sights firmly set on the future - I believe we can prove the doomsayers wrong". (more...)
Top 25 poll shaken up by rash of upsets Top 25 poll shaken up by rash of upsets
- October 09, 2017

Some of the big winners in this week's updated rankings were the Washington State Cougars , who stayed undefeated with a blowout road win over OR and jumped into the top 10, and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who leaped five spots to No. (more...)
North Korea's Kim Calls Nuclear Weapons Program a 'Treasured Sword'
- October 09, 2017

Kim made his comments Saturday at a meeting of the Central Committee of his ruling Workers' Party, the official Korean Central News Agency reported Sunday. In his UN General Assembly address last month , the U.S. leader threatened to totally destroy North Korea, saying the United States is ready, willing and able (to act), but hopefully this will not be necessary. (more...)
U.S. seeks extradition of Filipino suspect in terror plot U.S. seeks extradition of Filipino suspect in terror plot
- October 09, 2017

It was reported in The Manila Times yesterday that Salic had transferred sums ranging from US$180 to US$583 to several countries between February 2015 and June 2016, including Malaysia, Australia, Syria and Lebanon. These are a Canadian 19-year-old named Abdulrahman El-Bahnasawy, who purchased explosives and an American residing in Pakistan, Talha Haroon. "Terrorists from all over the world usually come here as a breeding ground for terrorists. (more...)
Nicola Sturgeon: No Scottish referendum before clarity on UK's future outside EU Nicola Sturgeon: No Scottish referendum before clarity on UK's future outside EU
- October 09, 2017

Nicola Sturgeon's leadership has been "rocked" by a second negative opinion poll on the eve of her party's conference, writes the Sunday Mail . Although it remains unclear what this scheme will cost, the current Home Office fee for naturalisation is £1,282, implying that it will cost the Scottish government up to £25.6m to fund those applications. (more...)
'Only one thing will work' with North Korea 'Only one thing will work' with North Korea
- October 09, 2017

In January, the US Treasury blacklisted Ms Kim along with other North Korean officials over "severe human rights abuses". Top brass have reportedly been tasked with drawing up plans detailing how the United Kingdom would respond if a conflict broke out with wannabe warlord Kim Jong-un. (more...)
Video Appears To Show Dolphins O-Line Coach Chris Foerster Snorting Lines Video Appears To Show Dolphins O-Line Coach Chris Foerster Snorting Lines
- October 09, 2017

In the video, the man - whom multiple sources have identified as Foerster - is seen using a $20 bill to snort the powdery substance off a table while speaking into the camera, saying, "Hey, I miss you". "Hey babe, miss you, thinking about you", Foerster begins in the video. He proceeds to snort the white substance. "I miss you a lot". "I think about how much I miss you and how high we get together, how much fun it was". (more...)
NRA in U-turn on support for deadly gun control NRA in U-turn on support for deadly gun control
- October 09, 2017

Even so, she is still pushing for a new law to ban bump stocks . "The Congressman looks forward to evaluating and hearing debate on legislative proposals but will not support legislation that infringes on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners". (more...)
Iran Guard Chief Warns US Against Imposing New Sanctions Iran Guard Chief Warns US Against Imposing New Sanctions
- October 09, 2017

Such hostile United States action would be considered a breach of the nuclear deal that Iran signed with world powers in 2015, he said, adding that Iran would view it as an opportunity to develop its "defence and missile programmes in the region". (more...)
Public help sought in finding Las Vegas shooter's motive Public help sought in finding Las Vegas shooter's motive
- October 09, 2017

Paddock, the 64-year-old gambler and real estate investor, rained down about 1,600 rounds of ammo from the 32th floor suite of Mandalay Bay hotel into a crowd of more than 22,000 people attending Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival Sunday night, killing 58 concertgoers and injuring almost 500. (more...)
Trump releases supercut of Puerto Rico relief efforts, demands more appreciation Trump releases supercut of Puerto Rico relief efforts, demands more appreciation
- October 09, 2017

The president's paper towel incident took place on Tuesday when he was visiting Puerto Rico . Puerto Rico was ravaged by two category four storms in the space of one week in September. "Very good towels", Trump said. Elsewhere in the not-exactly-hard-hitting interview with Huckabee , who is his press secretary's father, Trump took quasi-credit for inventing the word " fake ", accused Iran of working with North Korea, attacked San Juan's mayor once again, and backed off on ... (more...)
Trump seeks immigration overhaul in DACA deal Trump seeks immigration overhaul in DACA deal
- October 09, 2017

The White House will demand this week that lawmakers harden the border against thousands of children fleeing violence in Central America before President Donald Trump will agree to any deal with Democrats that allows the young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers to stay in the US legally. (more...)
President Trump over North Korea: President Trump over North Korea: "Only one thing will work"
- October 09, 2017

Trump, and then the White House, refused to elaborate on what exactly the president meant. When asked by reporters what storm he was referring to, the president said, "You'll find out". The North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has been nicknamed "Rocket man" by President Trump over this claims he's going to nuke the United States. In addition, Trump's previous tweets and comments got the tag of the declaration of war by the North Korean officials. (more...)
Hurricane Nate Tracking In Louisiana, Mississippi And Alabama: Damage Path Videos, Photos
- October 09, 2017

After landfall, the center of Nate is expected to pass over portions of Mississippi , Alabama and Tennessee late Saturday through Sunday night. Tropical Storm Nate has already wreaked havoc over Central America including areas of Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Honduras causing the deaths of at least 25 people in the region. (more...)
Animal keeper mauled to death by two white tiger cubs in Bengaluru Animal keeper mauled to death by two white tiger cubs in Bengaluru
- October 09, 2017

The director of the park, Santosh Kumar, told local media police investigations into Anji's death were ongoing. The Times of India reported the new keeper had gone to place meat inside the animals' enclosure without noticing the cubs, Vanya and Jhansi Rani, were there. (more...)
Texas student sues school over Pledge of Allegiance dispute Texas student sues school over Pledge of Allegiance dispute
- October 09, 2017

The Associated Press reported on Saturday that Landry's attorney has filed a suit against the district for allegedly violating Landry's free speech rights. Landry said she has not stood during the Pledge of Allegiance for several years, and has not had any issues from teachers. She knows her decision. While she was in the front office, Strother and other administrators stood for the Pledge of Allegiance. (more...)
Las Vegas killer's plan to maximise casualties
- October 09, 2017

Paddock amassed a cache of weapons over the last 13 months, purchasing a haul of 33 guns, some of which had been modified with bump-stocks, or devices that enable guns to operate like fully automatic weapons. At least one sailed to the Middle East. The Sun reports how on ISIS expert believes it is plausible that Paddock was in contact with ISIS. Reporters who are experts in the Islamic State have been tired to discount the group's claim for credit. (more...)
President Trump to tout tax plan in Harrisburg, not Hamburg President Trump to tout tax plan in Harrisburg, not Hamburg
- October 09, 2017

Pressed on whether or not the public should take Trump's comments seriously, Sanders responded that the American people could take the president's commitment to national security seriously. Sanders' comments came hours after Trump urged the Senate Intelligence Committee - which is now focused on an ongoing investigation into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian operatives - to instead investigate "the Fake News Networks in OUR country to see why so much of our news is just made ... (more...)

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